Thursday, July 09, 2020


A Memorable Week

We are familiar with the old Yiddish proverb “Man plans and God laughs.”

Well, that proverb seemed especially fitting when we here at The Jewish Link looked ahead and saw Memorial Day and Shavuot falling on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, our busiest days of the week for sales, news gathering, editing


Touting School Choice, Republican Hirsh Singh Aims for Governorship

Teaneck—Even as many New Jersey voters continue to process the outcome of the presidential election this past November, the New Jersey gubernatorial primary coming up this Tuesday has the potential to influence more from the ground up than even Donald Trump.



A Week to Remember in Israel

What a week.

It’s not lost on us, during this time when we celebrate the hard-won, much-prayed-for 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, that Donald Trump, the president of the world’s most powerful nation, would pray at the Kotel, the iconic symbol of that reunification. He is the


OHEL OXC—What a Day!

To me, a former professional fundraiser turned publisher, one of the most fascinating developments in the connected worlds of philanthropy, tzedakah and chesed is the significant growth in “extreme” events or “endurance fundraising,” as some like to call it.



The Jewish Link Salutes Our Chidon Winners

Sometimes it’s good to take a deep breath of fresh air and inhale the celebratory oxygen of Jewish education and the continuity it ensures.

In our pages this week, just days prior to the celebration of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem, we report on the collective nachat that was the 2017


Am I a Lonely Woman of Faith?

Part I

A few weeks ago, I was deeply moved when my daughter, on a Friday afternoon, told me that she could tell Shabbos was coming because she recognized the smell. What she smelled was my simmering chicken soup, co-lingering with roasting meat and vegetables. Maybe there was a batch of


Can Jerusalem Be Fired?  Marking Lag B’Omer in 2017

This is the time we remember Rabbi Akiva and his students and the teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar and the fourth most mentioned sage of the Mishnah.

Rabbi Shimon could never forget the terrible sight of his beloved master and teacher, Rabbi Akiva, being tortured to death by


Kudos to Montclair State University’s Anti-BDS Vote

It’s not difficult to find disheartening anti-Israel news from around the world.

So it was very encouraging to learn that something positive happened practically in our own backyard.

Last week, the Montclair State University Student Government Association, by a vote


Support Camp HASC This Sat. Night in Teaneck!

For many in our readership and community, Camp HASC is a familiar cause. Many have strong ties and connections there—some have worked there as counselors or staff in our younger years, or our children and their friends have worked there. I feel like many, if not most, know what HASC is or at least what it is


Making the Holocaust Matter

For all of those people who looked to criticize President Donald Trump for not mentioning the Jews during International Holocaust Remembrance Day earlier this year, we strongly feel this can be put behind us now.

Indeed, President Trump’s words this week at both the World Jewish Congress and the annual


ISIS and the Sinai

While we come out of the season commemorating our exodus from Mitzrayim and the celebration of our freedom under the protection of Hashem, we are nonetheless still concerned of news from Egypt.

Just prior to Passover, dozens of Coptic Christians were murdered by ISIS terrorists while worshipping Palm


A Chag Pesach Kasher V’Sameach

We know there’s a great deal happening in this complicated world.

Approaching Pesach, we want to thank you for opening these pages, patronizing our loyal advertisers and seeing your synagogues, schools, sports teams, Jewish leaders, Jewish organizations and, most importantly, yourselves from the front