Friday, December 09, 2022


300 Issues and Counting

As we approach Rosh Hashanah and our milestone 300th issue, we at 

The Jewish Link would like to take a moment to reflect on the past six and a half years. It has been quite a journey, and we are exceedingly grateful to be here, as the leading community paper and platform for our community here in


Hoping for Unity in Israel

After a difficult, albeit inclusive election day in Israel, it is our hope that the nation can come together in a show of unity.

Whether it’s Likud or Blue and White leading the government, the last thing Israel needs to do is weaken itself through divisiveness. Its enemies would love to see the Jewish


The Clarity of Annexation

And why not?

In 2005, Israel, then under the leadership of the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, made the unilateral decision to disengage Israel from Gaza. The process was painful and difficult.

There was the hope that the Palestinian residents of Gaza would take the


Threat Is on the Uptick in Lebanon

With its leader still working to form a clear majority and voter turnout predicted to be low on September 17 in Israel, the last issue the Jewish State and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to have was any sort of engagement with Hezbollah.

Yet after the near miss of an anti-tank projectile aimed


Extending Blessings for the New School Year

Certainly this space is usually occupied by comment on issues facing the region, nation, Israel and the world.

This time, in this space, we simply want to wish all of our children a wonderful, fresh new school year.

We’re extending those wishes as well to parents


Issues That Unite Us, and People Who Divide Us

We understand that this is a fraught issue. In its entire existence as a state, Israel has permitted critics of every level to tour the country, to meet with government officials and members of Knesset. Many of those same critics have gone on so-called “Israel-warts-and-all” tours, which include meetings with Israeli officials in


Never, Ever Can Israel Let Its Guard Down

There has been so much difficult news involving killings of a massive nature in this country, but the news of the brutal murder of Cpl. Dvir Sorek, HY”D, in Israel cannot be overlooked.

Only 18, the hesder yeshiva student had his entire future ahead of him. His life was taken by two Palestinian


This Tisha B’Av the World Is Counting On Us

Throughout history, the Nine Days leading to Tisha B’Av have been fraught with sadness and tragic events impacting Jews and non-Jews alike.

As the wax on the Havdalah candle was barely dry last Motzei Shabbat, we learned of a horrible mass shooting that ultimately claimed the lives of at least 22


Sadly, Their Messages Are Still Timely

The message delivered at a recent Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey meeting was clear and to the point.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Elan Carr, the U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring Anti-Semitism, told their audience that the rise in U.S. anti-Semitic acts is closely mirroring European violence


‘For Today Germany Hears Us/But Tomorrow the Whole World Shall’

Do we really want to “go there” again? Could it be possible that after all we have learned we are going back to the days when Germany’s example led the world as purveyors of genocidal hate against the Jew—the bearded, long-nosed, money-grubbing Jew—held up as an example of all that is wrong with the world?


Tuesday’s Successful Vote Is Just a Start


This was the result of Tuesday’s House of Representatives vote on Resolution 246 rejecting, in a powerful statement, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement.

The measure had 349 co-sponsors, many of whom spoke passionately in favor of Israel and


Social Media and American ‘Values’

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.” —Voltaire.

This week the editor of a large Jewish newspaper was attacked online for publishing an op-ed that he didn’t write. The article was certainly controversial and more than a little divisive. It called into question

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