Friday, March 24, 2023


Black Box Studios to Present ‘Junie B. Jones The Musical’

(Courtesy of Black Box Studios)The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the tri-state area’s premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education— in the heart of Teaneck—just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.


Don Glaser Jazz Trio to Perform in NYC

(Courtesy of Don Glaser Trio)The Don Glaser Jazz Trio will be performing at Jules Bistro on November 16, December 3 and December 17 from 7:30 until 10:30. The club is located at 65 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003, and can be reached at 212-447-5560. Glaser will be performing with Peter Traunmuller on drums and Nate


Puah Seeks to Help the Shidduch Crisis

In this week’s Torah portion, we read of the first recorded shidduch in Jewish history, and the basic storyline goes like this: Avraham decides it’s time for his son, Yitzchak, to get married. He sends his servant Eliezer on a journey to a different country, laden with expensive presents, to search for that wife. After doing extensive


Dealing With This Garbage

I can never figure out what the garbage men will and won’t take, and I’m pretty sure they keep changing the rules.

Wait. Can I even say “garbage man”? A lot of people find it offensive. I mentioned garbage men in an article once, and a few of my readers went crazy. Is it because women


Want Guaranteed Lifetime Income? Add Annuities

When the 401(k) was introduced a little over three decades ago, it was intended to supplement monthly checks from Social Security and employer-sponsored pension plans. Today, many pensions are gone, Social Security has a funding problem and the primary responsibility for providing a steady retirement income falls to individuals and


Civil Rights Groups Stay Silent as NJ AG Alleges Discrimination Against Mahwah

But they destroy property values. They keep to themselves. They ruin our schools. They lie. They cheat. They only care about their own. A hated minority population created panic in an established community. But progressive movements have been incredibly quiet about the plight of Orthodox Jews who have tried to relocate to the


Orthodox and LGBT:  I Don’t Expect Approval, Just Acceptance

Editor’s note: The editors have verified the identity of this individual, who requested that his name not be shared with the greater community. His concern, that acceptance of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) individuals who live in our community must be given with love as they are fellow Jews, students, shul-goers,


A Tribute to My Mother

When I was a young child, my mother, Yocheved, would tell me stories of her life as she was growing up in Poland. She kept a closeness with her mother and father and sisters and brothers with long-awaited letters from them, which she read over and over, holding them pressed close to her chest, to absorb their presence and the words of love


Are You Ready? The Pre-Chanukah Literary Link Is Coming Nov. 30th!

The Jewish Link's twice-yearly Literary Link is gearing up for publication in a brand-new, pull-out special section, as part of our November 30th newspaper edition. As is usual for this time of year, the Literary Link will feature new and exciting titles from 2017 that are great for Chanukah gifting, academic and text study and personal interest. We will also include a


What Israeli Orthodoxy Has Learned About Women’s Leadership

On a recent trip to the US from Israel, I ran into a problem. The house my family was renting was situated just half a block inside the eruv and we needed to figure out how to get around with the baby stroller on Shabbat. So I did what most people would do and called the local Orthodox rabbi. The rabbi was welcoming, asked a few


Disentangling a Sephardic-Ashkenazic Sukkah Misunderstanding

Part II

Very recently, an Ashke­nazic woman approached me, recounting what she perceived to be a bizarre incident. She was a guest at a Sephardic family on Sukkot, and before the husband began his recitation of Kiddush he announced that women should not respond “amen” to the bracha


Sanhedrin 105

May these words of Torah serve as a merit le’iluy nishmat Menachem Mendel ben Harav Yoel David Balk, a”h.


This week we learned Sanhedrin 105. These are some insights.

Sanhedrin 105: Does Judaism

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