Tuesday, May 17, 2022


My Jewish Listings Has the Info You Need for Shavuot Programs and Kosher Summer Vacations

(Courtesy of My Jewish Listings) Shavuot, which commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, is approaching. The holiday takes place seven weeks after Passover because it is believed the Jews received the Torah seven weeks after their exodus from Egypt. It is one of the most joyous occasions on the Jewish calendar.


Visit the Safed Puzzle Room and Galileat in Israel

Every time you come home to Israel, Israel will surprise you and present you with something new to experience. As one of the most diverse and vibrant nations in the world, there is always much to see and explore. If you are planning a visit to Israel and looking for something different and unique, check


Not an Exerciser

Dear Jenn,

I am a 68-year-old woman, married, retired, and enjoying family. I’m overweight and borderline diabetic. My doctor strongly advised me to lose weight, exercise and control my blood sugar. I’ve been trying to cut back on my eating but I’m neither athletic nor


Gilad Glazer: I’m Exactly Where All Jews Should Be

Gilad Glazer, 13 years old, just celebrated his bar mitzvah in Jerusalem, surrounded by his family and friends. He made aliyah with his family from Riverdale this past September and lives in Modi’in.

Aviva: Who did you make aliyah with?

Gilad: My mom, my


Torah and Technology

Twenty years ago, I’d occasionally face this problem: I’m at a wedding at a hotel, and a group of individuals begin gathering together to say Maariv. There are no siddurim. I don’t have one of those pocket-size Mincha and Maariv booklets with me. And I am not that well versed to know the entire weekday Maariv prayers by


Go Fund Me

Hardly a day goes by that there isn’t a plea made for a donation to the latest GoFundMe for someone who has suffered a setback. We in the Jewish community are fortunate in that our local charities immediately step up to the plate when they are made aware of a family or individual who is in need.



Lawmakers’ Talk of Fighting Antisemitism Gets Heated

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) was the guest last week of an annual discussion hosted by the National Association of Jewish Legislators/New York Chapter. The event was attended by two dozen state lawmakers from both houses and both sides of the aisle. The Jewish Link of New Jersey had exclusive media access to the


My Son and Daughter-in-Law Chose to Marry Even Though They Both Carry a Genetic Disorder

My recent article “The Girl I Am Dating Just Told Me She is a Carrier for a Genetic Disorder” received different responses. These are two letters I received. The first was sent to give support to a couple who are carriers for the same genetic disorder and are considering marrying one another. The second letter was sent to


Don’t Just Say Ani Maamin; Live Ani Maamin

Highlighting: “Ani Maamin: A Mission for Life. Understanding the Rambam’s 13 Ikkarim and Bringing Them Into Our Lives” by Rabbi Yechezkel Elias. ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications. 2022. English. Hardcover. 320 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1422631645.

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Someone Wrote in This One!

I’d have to say that the main thing that I found, during my first-ever book signing event recently, was that people didn’t really understand why it was so important that I signed their books. As I was reading a selection aloud, I could hear people asking each other, “What’s he doing behind that table?”


Jewish Link Memes of the Week

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Pure Motivation

Leading Shabbat groups can be challenging, especially if it’s your first time. Talia and Aliza found themselves in this exact situation, which is why they were thankful to have Morah Eliana Wiener to help. Morah Wiener was the youth director at Shaarei Bamba and was world-famous (OK, maybe neighborhood-famous) for her ability to train and

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