Growing up, I have always appreciated the Jewish concept of chesed, or loving kindness. It is one of the principle ideas behind giving back and giving to others. Over the years, I have participated in a variety of chesed projects—volunteering at a local food pantry, visiting residents at a local nursing home or volunteering at
I read the letter that was published last week (“It’s Time for a Change,” March 29, 2018) by a fellow high school student. I sympathized with the story she told; I went through the exact same event at the exact same time, and it looked pretty much like what was described in that letter. But I do not recognize, and
Several years ago, I had the privilege of studying in the Kollel Elyon at Yeshiva University. In addition to our intensive learning and chaburas, we had the privilege of having lunch meetings with prominent Jewish leaders alongside Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing the
The recent “protests” at the Gaza-Israeli border have me worrying about the economic future of our cousins on the other side of the fence. We all know that the reasons for this latest round of violence have nothing to do with what Israel did, is doing or will do. It is all about internal strife between the PA and Hamas and the fact that
It’s been over four months since Rutgers faculty were shown to be involved in a rash of outrageous anti-Semitic/anti-Israel incidents (see for example Jewish Link, December 7, 2017). Professor Michael Chikandas had shared dozens of anti-Semitic posts on his Facebook page. Professor Mazen Adi, a former Syrian government official,
The last issue of The Jewish Link included a letter warning readers on the threat posed by Lebanon (and Hezbollah in particular) to Israel (“Lebanon’s Very Real Threat to Israel,” March 15, 2018). Despite the fact that Jewish organizations and the Israeli government have been cautioning us on this threat since the 2006 war, the author
Teach NJS hosted successful events in Highland Park on March 4 and Fair Lawn on March 26. Both of these well-attended events brought out a passionate group of yeshiva day school constituents who are committed to developing methods to ensure the continuity and long-term viability of yeshiva education.
I would like to clarify two things about the article that was published in The Jewish Link this past week regarding the panel that I participated in a few weeks ago (“Panel: No Single Solution to the Tuition Crisis, Especially for a Community Divided,” March 22, 2018).
Firstly, regarding Yeshivat
I am 17 years old. I go to The Frisch School in Paramus. On Tuesday, March 20, I sat in lockdown scared for the lives of my friends and family.
It was a normal day. I was in class watching my teacher show me some website we all had to use. Then the
It is with the greatest trepidation, and I hope for an important purpose, that I’d like to share a thought on one specific issue. I knew (to the extent one can know someone) Rabbi Ozer Yeshaya HaKohen Glickman, z”l, for 40 years. In the early years, we learned together regularly and though he was certainly far more
Just wanted to respond to the following and possibly provide some helpful information:
“Balance, Bike and Roll”— July 20, 2017
“Letters to the Editor, A Very Personal Reminder”— August 3, 2017
“Letters to the Editor, Tisha B’Av Tragedy”—March 8, 2018
There are so many cyclists, from fundraising events such as the many
I want to express my hakarat hatov to Elie Y. Katz, a true mentsch, who selflessly gives his all to our community. As a Teaneck resident I have been the beneficiary of his kindness and commitment. About five years ago, the Shabbat after we moved into our new house, we discovered that we will not be able to have peace and