Friday, May 20, 2022


Walder Case Is a Call to Action

I have been blessed to have been raised in a home where questions were asked, respect earned, and trust given to the experts. Yet it seems like the majority has failed my upbringing.

In November of 2011, my father Michael J. Salamon’s book “Abuse in the Jewish Community” was finally published. I


A Jewish Link Thank You Note

I sincerely thank you and everyone who assists you in producing and distributing The Jewish Link—all who have improved the paper by expanding the range of articles and geographical reach of the paper.

When I seek a copy that has been delivered to the synagogue, I often find that all the copies have been eagerly


Rabbi Sacks’ Wisdom

A recent issue of The Jewish Link featured a dvar Torah written by Rabbi Doron Perez, executive chairman of World Mizrachi (“The Champion of Justice,” December 23, 2021). The message, written about Moshe and his empathy for the suffering of his people, ends with contrasting clauses. For example, “… to bring empathy where there is suffering,


Kol Hakavod for Tribute to Rav Eliezer Waldman, z"l

Kol hakavod to The Jewish Link for publishing Toby Klein Greenwald’s tribute to Rav Eliezer Waldman, z”l (“Rabbi Eliezer Waldman, z”l, Forward-Thinking Man of Wisdom, Compassion and Peace,” December 23, 2021). Beginning in 1994, it was his Yeshivat Nir in Kiryat Arba that coordinated the unique Israel missions whose sponsorship was later


Rabbi Label Dulitz, ob”m

I had the great fortune to have Rabbi Label Dulitz as both a rebbe and an English teacher. As a quiet student who was neither a troublemaker nor a superstar, I found that teachers generally didn’t pay me much attention. If a teacher called the house, my parents were very nervous and assumed it had to be about one of my siblings. But Rabbi Dulitz


Happy Birthday Yitz/Irving Tobin

We so enjoyed Yitz (Irving) Tobin’s letter last week (“Very Grateful,” December 23, 2021), celebrating his 97th birthday, and wish him many more, in good health.

When we first moved to Elizabeth as young marrieds we were introduced to Yitz, a lawyer, and he became a frequent Shabbat guest. Unfortunately, we


Mask Wearing While Advocating for Our Kids

There’s been a petition circulating throughout the Bergen County Jewish community, that yeshivot should stop mandating masks in the classroom. The petition cites child development and the continued emotional strain on our children.

This petition comes at a time when the Omicron variant has been impacting both


Movies and Chinese Restaurants on Xmas Eve

I enjoyed Nati Burnside’s humor column “Halachic Guide to Chinese Food on 12/25” (The Jewish Link, December 23, 2021.) It brought up memories of an experience I had some years ago. My wife worked in a yeshiva, so she worked on Xmas day. I was off and had nothing to do.

At that time, a friend and I


Very Grateful

On November 16, 2021, I turned 97. As an honor to me, the Englewood Shtiebel, without any influence on my part, honored me at the Kiddush, held after Sabbath morning services in their synagogue on Saturday, December 11.

I am attaching a notice that was handed


As Ye Sow So Shall Ye Reap

I was quite dismayed to read Mellissa Langsam Braunstein’s column “Zahra Billoo Criticizes ‘Polite Zionists; ’ADL Responds” in the December 16 issue of The Jewish Link. She says the Anti-Defamation League’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt deserves credit for tweeting CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) to


Thank You for Speaking Out

I am writing to thank the author of the letter “It’s Time for Kids to Return to Normalcy, With or Without the Vaccine,” published in the December 2, 2021 edition of The Jewish Link. This letter touched upon the many issues parents are facing when deciding whether or not to vaccinate their children, and the


Remembering Our Sister-in-Law Linda Schiffman, z”l

We, b”H, read The Jewish Link from cover to cover every week. Once in a while, we see pictures of our grandchildren. Every word is a pearl; Nina’s cake recipe is gevaldig; The Link is righteous reading.

Our sister-in-law Linda Schiffman, z”l, will be in

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