Friday, August 14, 2020


Why Principals Should ‘Loop’ Their Students Back In

One of the big questions facing school leaders right now is what things will look like when the new school year begins. No one fully knows whether teachers and students will be able to fully or partially return to their classrooms and, even for those who can enjoy “business as usual,” the atmosphere at school is likely to be filled with


Ring, Ring. Who’s There? Scammer Calling

In my article last week, I wrote of a widespread email scam that attempted to get people to send hundreds of dollars of iTunes gift cards to them. Now let’s go to another method scammers love: the robocall.

One is hard-pressed to go a day without getting numerous robocalls. Scammers do this as


An Examination of Rabbi Dr. Joshua Berman’s Book, ‘Ani Maamin’

Reviewing: “Ani Maamin: Biblical Criticism, Historical Truth, and the Thirteen Principles of Faith” by Rabbi Dr. Joshua Berman. Maggid Books. 2020. English.

In many ways, this book is an anthology of various essays and articles that Joshua Berman published in other places (plus


GPATS Director Nechama Price Publishes New Book Exploring the 12 Tribes

Highlighting: “Tribal Blueprints: Twelve Brothers and the Destiny of Israel” by Nechama Price. Maggid Books. 2020. English. Hardcover. 308 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1592645459.

(Courtesy of YU) The Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies for Women at Yeshiva University (GPATS) is proud to


Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers

Reviewing: “Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America” by Debbie Cenziper. Hachette Books. 2019. 302 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0316449656.

For three decades after World War II, the Office of Special Investigation (OSI), a unit in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department


The Three Week Challenge

It is not a coincidence that this week’s issue of The Link falls on Thursday, July 9, which is Shiva Asar B’Tamuz. Listening to and observing much that has been going on in our local communities over the past few months, we do not find it random at all. It is perhaps an awakening for all of us at the beginning of the Three Weeks to


The Need to Help Pro-Israel Groups on College Campuses

As the saying goes, the more things change the more they remain the same, but today the resurgence of anti-Israel and anti-Zionist rhetoric and activity on college campuses is more organized than ever before. Meanwhile, pro-Israel students have been left to fend for themselves with no unified approach or message. While


Becoming a Jewish Leader Despite Unprecedented Times

The last couple of months have been an unprecedented challenge for everyone, from students to the workforce. As a student, I witnessed many of my friends losing planned summer jobs and internships, trying to figure out how to spend what is going to be a very strange summer.

It was in this environment


Learn the words in Hebrew to figure out the joke below: אולפן עברית

employer - מַעֲבִיד  

bad - רַע 

but - אֲבָל

he is fair - צוֹדֵק

what do you mean - מָה כַּוָּנָתְךָ

for everyone - לְכֻלָּם


Bazooka asked his friend: Is it true


My Financial Worries Are Driving My Husband Away From Me

Dear Dr. Chani,

I read your recent column about worrying with great interest. One sentence really resonated with me. You wrote, “There are many possible alternative worries that may be masked by your main focus.” I have been wondering if that applies to my life. As long as I can remember, I have had


Bnos Kanfei East Coast Adventure Trip Kicks Off


‘Camp Simcha Without Borders’ Brings Summer Fun to Kids at Monsey Drive-In Concert

In the battle between a global pandemic and Camp Simcha, was there ever a doubt which side would emerge victorious?

Understanding that its operations at the happiest place on earth would be limited this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, Chai Lifeline launched Camp