Sunday, June 04, 2023


The ‘Teaneck Tuvias’ Are Right (Gematria Speaking!)

In making an initial acquaintance of a man from Teaneck (or other frum community), during the course of introductions your new friend will invariably interject that his name, Tuvia, is proudly derived as being “Moshe’s real name.”

This revelation comes from parshas Shemos (Chapter 2:2) where


Thank You

I received many calls and emails from our family and friends who read the article about the important Chanukah event at the Turkish House in New York City (“Turkish Consulate in NY Hosts First-Ever Menorah Lighting Celebration,”December 29, 2022).

As a regular reader of your newspaper, I want to


Calling All Yeshiva High School Wrestlers and Managers

The Henry Wittenberg Invitational has returned, with wrestling commencing on February 17 and 19. On Sunday the 19th at 9:30 a.m., alumni wrestlers and managers will meet for a breakfast. Frisch is hosting the tournament and has graciously agreed to provide space for our breakfast. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with


In Memory of a Fantastic Educator

I wanted to share a few words in memory of one of my beloved teachers, Mr. Stanley Becker, z”l, who passed away recently at the age of 97. Mr. Becker was the assistant principal of general studies during most of my years as a student at Yavneh Academy in Paramus.


Persecuted American Jewish Students

Benjamin Kerstein describes the antisemitism faced by students on US campuses (“Persecuted American Jewish Students Should Study in Israel Instead,” December 29, 2022). He asks how parents can ensure their children can obtain an education while being safe and he suggests the only answer is to send their children to Israel to colleges


On Rav Druckman

After reading the hundreds of words of praise for Rav Druckman (“Rav Chaim Druckman, zt”l” December 28, 2022), I was more than disappointed that there was not one mention of the fact that he defended—and doubled down on his defense of—multiple sexual abusers. As long as we continue to sweep these horrible crimes


Remembering Linda Schiffman, z”l

We were so lucky and blessed to have Linda in our family. Every family should have a sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt like Linda, with the way she treated us all.

We, our children and grandchildren absolutely adored her. She was a role model for us all. Larry, her husband, is our stellar brother and


SINAI Profile Hits Home

As the parent of a former SINAI student, Elizabeth Kratz’s recent article, “Supporting Classmates, Supporting SINAI,” truly resonated with me.

When our son Binyamin was a SINAI student, he got so much out of inclusion with his peers at RYNJ. When he was very young it was just the social


What the Halachic Prenup Does, and What It Doesn’t

Editor’s note: Due to the sensitive nature of this letter, we have removed all identifying information.

We are writing regarding ORA’s Q&A article in the relationships section of your December 1 issue entitled “The Purpose of a Halachic


VIP at the VP’s Chanukah Party

On page 48 of the recent Jewish Link publication an article was written about the Chanukah celebration (“Jewish Leaders Attend VP Harris Chanukah Party” (December 22, 2022), the first of its kind at VP Kamala Harris’ official residence in Washington, DC. Pictures of VP Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff,


UN Rep Equates IDF With Terrorists

Such chutzpah! Such hubris! (“UN Rep Equates IDF with Terrorists” December 21, 2022) Deputy Ambassador Robert Johnson must really have a strong background in Islamic fanaticism. How does he think Americans should have reacted to 9/11? How does he think Americans should have reacted when Arab neighborhoods in Israel


Juxtaposition of Chanukah: We Will Survive

The juxtaposition of a Chanukah menorah opposite a Nazi flag in Keil, Germany in pre-Holocaust era in the 1930s is very eerie but real.

Chanukah 5783 may now be over but our triumph for freedom and survival still lives on.

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