Friday, August 06, 2021


Is the Universe 13.8 Billion Years Old or 5782 Years Old?

Now that we are approaching Elul and the Yomim Noraim period, we start thinking about Rosh Hashanah and the new year of 5782. It is a good time to consider what this really means. In the Hebrew calendar this represents the time since creation in Bereishit. However, scientists begin their counting of the age of the universe from the “Big


A View From Englewood's Ben & Jerry's Storefront

This summer I had the unique opportunity to work in the Ben & Jerry’s store in Englewood. A chance to work somewhere unlike any other place I had ever worked or probably ever will work again. A fun summer job.

It was an interesting experience on many levels. I was the first Jew that most of my


Kof-K Statement Regarding Ben & Jerry’s

Although Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company Unilever announced that they will not be leaving Israel, the  KOF-K is quite concerned about Ben & Jerry’s decision not to sell to Yehuda and Shomron as of January 1, 2023. Unilever has committed that the company will adhere to their contract. The KOF-K has been in contact with


A Letter to Ben, Jerry and the Board of Unilever

Under the terms and conditions of Unilever’s purchase of Ben & Jerry’s, it was determined that the board of the ice cream manufacturer should remain semi-autonomous, but nowhere does it say in that agreement that they have license to play petty politics and in so doing severely damage your brand image and


Israel Supporters Should Not Support Ben & Jerry’s

It’s no secret that “Ben” Cohen & “Jerry” Greenfield are wealthy Jewish ultra-progressives. When they sold their iconic ice cream public company in 2000 for $326 million to Unilever, the caveat was that the “social justice” mission of Ben & Jerry’s would continue to be run by an autonomous board of


Kof-K Response to Ben & Jerry’s Should Be Simple

Earlier this week, I wrote a letter to the editor in which I said, “In response to the Kof-K quote (“Ben & Jerry's New Flavor: BDS,” July 22, 2021): ‘still preparing a response, which they would have in the next several days,’ their response should be simple and not take any more time. Remove the Kof-K


Jews in the Holocaust: Choiceless Choices

A letter to the editor in The Jewish Link issue of July 22, “Setting the Record Straight on Israel,” chastised those Jews who believe Israel is an apartheid state. Fair enough. However, the concluding paragraph of the letter contains seriously misguided and possibly inflammatory ideas. The paragraph stated that it was


The Beauty of a Jewish Life

I read Sandy Eller’s article (“Heart to Haart: Orthodox Women Strike Back at Netflix Miniseries #ThisIsOrthodox” July 22, 2021) in The Jewish Link about the Netflix series, “My Unorthodox Life.” I and my 26 year old daughter are ba’alot teshuva for 18 years.


Boycott Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Every Jew, and friends of Israel, must immediately stop buying Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. They have written that Israel’s actions are “inconsistent with its values.”

We have a war on our hands and we must fight it.

Martin Polack

Setting the Record Straight on Israel

The last issue of The Jewish Link (July 15, 2021) had a few unrelated items that caught my eye (“Poll: 25% of American Jewish Voters believe Israel Is an Apartheid State,” “Analysis Falls Short,” to mention only the first two). These items came on the eve of the fast of Tisha B’Av.


Reality Check or Distortion?

Max Wisotsky’s latest missive (“Practical as Well as Spiritual Torah Teachings Are Timeless” July 15, 2021) invites us to join him in the reality-distortion field. Under the guise of praising Torah values, he states that observant Jews are less affected by COVID. This flies in the face of the facts. The Jewish


Yom HaShoah: Is It Too Much to Ask?

I am a Holocaust survivor, and could not agree more with Rabbi Moshe Taragin in his article “Tisha B’Av and the 20th Century” (July 15, 2021). Rabbi Taragin perfectly expresses that nothing can “begin to compare to the Holocaust in scope and intensity.” There is no event in our history that can parallel to the



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