Friday, February 03, 2023


Yad LaKashish: Lifeline for the Elderly

Yad LaKashish, translated literally from the Hebrew as “hand to the old,” is a unique nonprofit organization, and certainly so much more to Jerusalem’s elderly residents than this literal translation implies. Based at 14 Shivtei Yisrael Street, not far from the Old City, Yad LaKashish offers


Teaneck’s Jody Shukovsky Extends Her Campaign of Chesed to Florida

We are blessed in the community of The Jewish Link readership to have so many thousands of people whose focus is on chesed, and providing myriad ways of assisting others. Sometimes it’s global, sometimes anonymous and sometimes it’s personal. Such are the special folks who, when it comes to


EFRAT Gives Hope, Support and a Path Forward

(Courtesy of EFRAT) It’s no secret that saving lives is a very Jewish “thing.” But as we read specifically in this week’s parsha, displaying self-sacrifice to save lives is historically rooted specifically in the experience of the Jewish woman; the Jewish midwives in Egypt risked their own lives


‘The Book of Jewish Knowledge’: An Ambitious New Publishing Project

Reviewing: “The Book of Jewish Knowledge” by The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Jewish Learning Institute; Deluxe Edition. 2022. Hardcover. 496 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1636680125.

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. As far as I know


Chapter 5

Chapter 4 Summary:Gail Taubman lets slip that Larry had pains in his chest the previous night. Concerned, the three siblings discuss how to protect their father’s health and Yaffa agrees to cut back on the party menu.


Shani danced around the large living room as she shouted out


Could ChatGPT Replace Rabbis and Halachic Decisors?

I recently read an interesting article by Alan Zeitlin, “Should Rabbis Fear Robots?” Zeitlin interviewed several rabbis, asking them whether the brand new ChatGPT program could deliver sermons and answer halachic questions as well as human rabbis.

For those who don’t know, ChatGPT is an


The Intrigue of Family Secrets

For the first time in my life I am grateful for suffering from insomnia for the past two nights. I usually do not have difficulty sleeping, but I was proud of myself that when I did I resisted tossing and turning and instead decided to look at what I thought was a large bag of old pictures that one of my daughters had stored away. She had


Almost Engaged But I Cannot Forget My Ex-Girlfriend

Dear Dr. Chani,

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that after many years of dating I am close to getting engaged to a wonderful woman. The bad news is that I am still not “over” a girl I dated seriously a year ago. How can I resolve my feelings for my previous girlfriend so that I can


Just Arrest Me Already

Articles poking fun at dumb criminals have been a tradition ever since the invention of the humor column. People like jokes about dumb criminals because they’re a minority that’s easy to laugh at. It’s not like we’re going to get in trouble. They’re not going to write in, “Dear Jewish Link, I’m an unintelligent criminal, and I


Jewish Link Memes Of The Week

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Parsha Memes

By Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky


One Potato at a Time

“You may be wondering how I got here. How did a high school dropout become the famous Cholent Champ? Well, it’s really a simple story involving a skateboard accident, the Egyptian language and kindness that was not meant to be repaid.”

This was how Akiva Jacobs, the now-world-famous Cholent Champ,

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