Thursday, December 08, 2022


Wiesel Knew His Torah and Israel’s History

In a week of pain and sorrow, the Jewish people lost Hallel Ariel, a 13-year-old girl who was killed as she innocently slept in her Kiryat Arba home last Thursday.

Rabbi Miki Mark, a father of 10, was killed in a drive-by shooting near Hebron the following day.



Showing Our Respect for the U.S.-Israel Relationship

Several years ago, the lower level of the Walter Washington Convention Center in our nation’s capital displayed, in vivid props and models, the process and timetable Iran was using in its quest to formulate military grade nuclear capabilities.

The display was daunting and perhaps prophetic. The




BIS: A Way to Counteract BDS

With BDS seemingly getting more than its share of news, be it nearby, nationally or across Europe, we were really glad to see an effort to raise awareness start in Teaneck.

Instead of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions), how about we pay attention this time of year to BIS (Buy Israeli Stuff)? Let’s


Brexit Shows Britain Still Impacting Its Former Colonies

Many of us have been holding our collective breaths watching the impact of Brexit on our 401ks, investment portfolios and other areas of our personal and business finances.

And we cast an eye across the world with concern if Israel’s economy will be hit after last Friday’s British referendum to leave


What I Learned From My Impeachment Shabbat

Probably the first and last Shabbat I ever “went to the office” was Saturday, December 19, 1998. I can pinpoint the moment because it was the day President Bill Clinton was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. I was working, at the time, as a legislative assistant to a member of the House from California, the state where I


Sidewalk Complaints Are Cracking Up Teaneck

Teaneck—Everyone in Teaneck wants safe streets and safe sidewalks. People who walk their dogs daily, children who are transported to and from the park in strollers, older residents who take walks with their caregivers via wheelchair, all should be able to perambulate and enjoy our beautiful tree-lined streets without falling over and


‘Linking’ Together the Northern New Jersey Jewish Communities

When we picked the name “Jewish Link” for our paper and media company, we did so because we were serious about connecting our unique Northern New Jersey Jewish communities.

Our kehillot are tied together in so many wonderful ways, be it through family connections, schools, shuls, federations and


Celebrating Our Graduates

We at The Jewish Link are proud of so many things about our community. We wouldn’t work here if we weren’t interested in championing our community institutions, if we didn’t want to highlight our successes, share our strengths and celebrate our solid gold children. Mourning our community’s losses comes with our roles as


Assemb. Huttle @ Moriah

Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle (D-Englewood) speaks with The Moriah School’s Head of School Rabbi Daniel Alter about education affordability and security during a Schools in Session visit Wed. (Feb. 24) at Moriah, sponsored by Teach NJS, a coalition of 20 New Jersey Jewish day schools, the Jewish Federations of Northern New Jersey


Front Row Seats at the Presidential Circus

Not too long ago, there was “Jeb!,” Chris Christie “Telling it Like it Is” and even the distant memory of Bobby Jindal “For President.” On the other side of the aisle, there was Lincoln Chafee’s “Fresh Ideas for America,” and Jim Webb’s “Leadership You Can Trust.”

The Republicans


The Loss of a Friend, Justice Antonin Scalia, 79

America’s Jewish community lost a good friend with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died of a heart attack last weekend at the age of 79.

Scalia, who was born in Trenton, told highly regarded attorney Nathan Lewin that when there was no Jewish justice on the Supreme

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