Saturday, September 24, 2022


The Teaneck Turkeys Are Back

Originally sighted last fall by many Jewish Link readers, the past week’s spring awakenings have included a return of many neighborly interactions with residents and a flock of full grown, beautiful wild turkeys. Rumors abound as to where they live, from Downing Street to the back of the Keter Torah parking lot,


Wishes for a Happy Pesach

We know that the discussion of the day within our community often puts the focus on our differences. One person may see himself as a “Modern” Orthodox Jew. Another is loving his newfound Neo-Chassidish inner self. Still others are Yeshivish and see the world in their way.

But we’d like to think


How Much Does Unity Cost?

Members of the Jewish community rightly strive for unity. Orthodox, Reform, Conservative... we are all Jews yet we wear denominational labels that seem like a remnant of last century. We are good at getting along on the individual level; can’t we unite organizationally and institutionally? We are one people yet we have different shuls and


NORPAC Hosts Senators Graham (R-SC) and Blumenthal (D-CT) in Englewood

On March 30th, NORPAC brought Senators Graham (R-SC) and Blumenthal (D-CT) to two separate fundraising events in Englewood. At both events, the two Senators, from opposite ends of the political spectrum, voiced their support for a strong US-Israel relationship while taking questions from attendees.


Comforting the Sassoon Family; Reducing Risks

There’s nothing good we can take away after last week’s horrific fire claimed the lives of seven children of Gabriel and Gayle Sassoon in Brooklyn due allegedly to a hot plate’s electrical malfunction. In this week’s edition of the Jewish Link, we remember with Phillys Seidenfeld the four children she lost due to a fire in her


The Real Chametz

It’s that time of the year when many members of our family are counting the days until Passover.

With that for some comes the planning, shopping, the inviting and ah yes, the cleaning.

It’s probably good to own a car wash with high-powered vacuum cleaners around


Against All Odds

A dramatic Tuesday in Israel didn’t come to an end until the stressful election night transitioned into early Wednesday morning. Then Israeli media, both Internet and TV, were covering Benjamin Netanyahu, saying, “Against all odds, we obtained a great victory for Likud.”

By the time coalitions are


Backing Senator Menendez

Was it or wasn’t it US Senator Robert “Bob” Menendez (D-NJ) who brought AIPAC Policy Conference participants to their feet in rousing applause just last week? Wasn’t he once the local congressman from Union City who always stood by the Jewish community, from the very beginning of his public service?


It Had to be Said

Someone had to say it.

Something had to be done. Even at the risk of alienating some who call you friend.

It was no fluke that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought both houses of Congress to its feet on several occasions during his highly anticipated



My name is Larry Rothwachs. Last week, I donated a kidney. A little background may be in order. I am not, by nature, a risk taker or a thrill seeker. I don’t ski nor jump out of planes. In fact, I don’t even enjoy thrill rides. The closest I will ever get to a roller coaster is observing my kids from the safe and secure ground


Rabbi Rothwachs’ Selfless Donation

“Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world,”—Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9

Donny Hain has received a new kidney. The joy of this recent news will lift us all into a happy, spirited Purim.

All that he needed was for a hero to step


The Message of Purim

In just a handful of days, we’ll be observing Purim. We will read the Megillah, and our shuls will blessedly be filled with  girls and boys, teens and adults in costume. Neighborhood streets will become crowded with costumed drivers delivering meshloach manot Purim morning. What we should not forget, is the real neshama Purim—it’s

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