Friday, December 09, 2022


Only Simchas

This year I will celebrate living in Teaneck for 18 years. My chai anniversary. We moved in on a lovely day in March. Son #1 was yet to turn 2 and son #2 was 6 weeks old. It is hard to appreciate the joy of moving into a home from a small apartment when you have not slept in over a year, but it was still very exciting. The walls were


Awkward Meals

If you’ve ever considered opening your own business, you’ve probably thought about restaurants. People love restaurants. You get to sit there like royalty while someone brings you food, and then he keeps coming over to ask you if everything’s okay, no matter how many times you insist that it is.


Can a Dater Reject ‘Modern Choices’ Without Insulting Her Parents?

Editor’s Note: Please enjoy this new addition to The Jewish Link. We hope the Dear Gabby column will enable people to share things that are on their minds that may be difficult for them to communicate with family and friends. All letters will remain anonymous. Rest assured that submissions that are inappropriate will not be


Let’s Not Wait for Tragedy at Our Crosswalks

We were driving on Newbridge Road. It is not necessary for us to tell you how dark some of the streets in this neighborhood are at night. It always puzzles us that the street lights in Bergenfield and Teaneck are few and far between. When we are walking on our street at night, if a car is not coming, allowing their headlights to


Shalom, Como Estas?

One of the essay prompts I recently worked on for an application went along these lines: There are some words in other languages that don’t translate well to English or have meanings that are hard to express outside of the language itself. Choose a word and explain why it can’t or shouldn’t be translated from the original. I chose the


Machon Ot: The Art and Science of Protecting Sifrei Torah

On November 24, over 40 Sifrei Torah of “unclear” origin were found in the office of a sofer(scribe) in Jerusalem. At least seven of the scrolls were positively identified as being stolen. Police are attempting to locate the owners of the other scrolls. Following a wide-ranging investigation by the Israeli


So, Who Was the Pharaoh of the Exodus?

In my opinion, it most certainly was NOT Ramesses II, despite what many historians claim.

According to 1 Kings 6:1, Solomon built the Temple in his 4th year. It is now well-established that the 4th year of Solomon was 966 BCE (give or take a year or two). 1 Kings 6:1 states very clearly that the Temple


You Deserve Better

It’s that time of year again. Everyone’s talking about New Year’s resolutions. This is the year we all get in shape, stick to a diet, become successful and organized and perfect, right?

Right; except for the one teeny problem—it’s impossible.

Okay, maybe not


What Does ‘Being Human’ Mean in Judaism?

“Human Nature and Jewish Thought: Judaism’s Case For Why Persons Matter,” (Princeton University Press, 2015) 215 pp. ISBN: 978-0-691-14947-9 $27.95

Philosophers generally write for other philosophers. Often the writing is impenetrable without full access to all previous writings


P’niNote Women’s Choir Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Teaneck—Who can forget the exhilaration of our elementary school cantatas, high school productions, camp color war competitions and seminary songfests? How we would relish re-visiting these soaring moments of song! For the members of the P’niNote Women’s Choir, this occurs weekly on Monday evenings as the group assembles to


VitalOne Saves Vacationer’s Life with Emergency Medevac from Cuba to Miami

Professionalism, medical expertise and timeliness were all in high gear this past weekend as VitalOne defied the odds and executed a politically and logistically complicated emergency Medevac from Havana, Cuba, to Miami.

It is safe to say that when Mrs. X left


$18K in Matching Funds Offered to Keren HaTzadik for ‘Invisible’ Victims of Terror

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored content from Keren HaTzadik.

“I have not left my house in three days and will stay indoors until the police capture the terrorist. Can you bring me food?” pleaded a resident of Tel Aviv on Tuesday to Aharon Amos Ben Naeh, director

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