Sunday, October 24, 2021


We Need Better PR

We are currently hearing from many places about the public relations failures of Israel. I believe that it is not the failure by Israel to get the message out; it is the fault of the media and gullible individuals who decide not to pass the facts on.

It is the


Another Wisotsky Added to The Jewish Link Family

In my “Fan of the Month” write-up last month, (“Jewish Link Superfan of the Month: Max Wisotsky,” March 6, 2021), I said that The Jewish Link was like a family newspaper. I meant that sincerely. Besides my letters, you have also printed submissions from my son Dan, my grandson Coby, and my brother David (Tenafly Pediatrics).


Letter to Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.)

Dear Sir,

As widely reported in the international media there has been broad bipartisan condemnation led by President Biden of these Iranian-inspired terrorists who heap unfathomable suffering upon their own people as well as upon Israelis. However, you just


Jewish Federation Statement On the Situation in Israel

Israel is currently experiencing large-scale terrorism with continuing rocket attacks originating from Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza. In recent days, more than 1,000 rockets have been aimed at civilian population centers across Israel: all areas of the South, Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Ra’anana, Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak. In


The Gaza Attacks Are Worse Than the Day of Infamy

In one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous speeches, he said, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”


Gottheimer Stands Up for Israel In Face of Hamas Rocket Attacks

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to stand up for Israel’s right to defend itself from Hamas, the U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, and to call for de-escalation in the region.


Back to Shul? Not So Fast

I am writing regarding the article “The Time Has Come” (May 13, 2021), written by Rabbi Michael Taubes. Rabbi Taubes writes with passion and erudition about Kedushat Bait HaKnesset in urging those who now daven in outdoor minyanim to return to davening in shuls. It cannot be refuted that shuls have kedusha and parking


Thank You to All the Women Who Serve

We’ve read it myriad times, the simple explanation: These are the numbers with which to conquer Eretz Yisrael.

That was then; this is now. Today, we see in Israel and in the United States that women serve in the military—and they serve with distinction. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice for their


Correction to ‘The Rabbi Of Buchenwald’

Your recent excellent piece on the book “The Rabbi of Buchenwald: The Life and Times of Rabbi Herschel Schachter” (“YU Hosts Book Launch of ‘The Rabbi of Buchenwald’ May 6, 2021) had one factual error. Rabbi Schachter was the rabbi of the Mosholu Jewish Center, not the Young Israel of Mosholu Parkway, which was the province of


Show Some Compassion

Readers are free to disagree with “A Modest Proposal for LGBTQ Jews” (April 22, 2021). If you believe Rabbi Appelbaum’s position is untenable, raise your legitimate concerns—but why the need for ridicule and sarcasm (and more than a little sanctimony)?

Yes, Torah prohibitions are undeniable:


Tragedy in Meron

I read the heartfelt “A Father’s Hesped” by Aryeh Morris (May 6, 2021), for his 19-year-old son, yeshiva student Donny Morris, z”l, a Teaneck lad who sadly perished at the Lag B’Omer celebration in Meron that turned into an unbelievably tragic event with the loss of 45 precious lives, as well as 150 injured.


Where Is the Outrage?

An Israeli Jew visiting from Israel for a family simcha is gunned down in Baltimore and murdered just for being a Jew. Where is the outrage?

Four shuls in Riverdale were vandalized with antisemitic graffiti causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Where is the outrage?



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