jlink
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Advertisement

Letters

Where Is the Mother?

I write in response to the article “The Mazel Tov Heard Round the World” (April 29, 2021). I recognize that advertising is the lifeblood of the newspaper industry. I also recognize that Americans have the freedom of speech but not the right to a megaphone. With that context, I’d discourage The Jewish Link from publishing articles

Share

Let’s Daven in His Backyard

For the past 11 months we have been blessed to host our block’s (Edgewood) outdoor minyan. We davened with a minyan through rain, snow and freezing cold. We all felt accountable to each other and understood what it meant to be the “minyan man” number 10. While COVID created distance between people, our minyan brought us all closer. We

Share

Disappointed in Cover Headline

I am disappointed by your lede (“Dems Seek Conditions on Israel Aid”) on the front page of the April 22 edition of The Jewish Link. I always assume, as an old journalism teacher, that stories follow a pyramid and that some readers do not get to the end. In a week when well over 300 members of Congress offered strong support for the U.S.-Israel

Share

Fantasy Travels

In my imagination, I travel in my work and personal life a lot, even in the age of COVID. When I travel, I attend various
Orthodox shuls, and enjoy the varied experience my fantasy travels offer.

Two weeks ago, while in the cloud, I was in a shul for parshat Shemini. That parsha discusses not only

Share

Rabbi Appelbaum’s Message

I have to say that I was nothing short of appalled by Rabbi Appelbaum’s proposal in last week’s Jewish Link (“A Modest Proposal for LGBTQ Jews,” April 22, 2021). I am a sensitive individual who does not go out of her way to be insulting or hurtful to anyone, however, making apologies for the Torah is not what is expected from a person who is

Share

Orthodoxy and the Woke

Rabbi Appelbaum’s article, “A Modest Proposal for LGBTQ Jews” (April 22, 2021), calls to mind wisdom from the famous Talmudic scholar Beruriah, wife of the Tanna, Rabbi Meir. The Talmud relates (Brachot 10a) that evil people were tormenting Rabbi Meir. In desperation, he prayed for their deaths. Beruriah rebuked her

Share

American Judicial System Is Main Victim in Chauvin Murder Trial

As stated in the April 22 Jewish Link story “US Jewish Groups Respond to Guilty Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial ,” many of the Jewish groups made a point of stating that Chauvin’s conviction is not enough on its own and that much reform is needed to address systemic racism in the U.S. The same sentiment was

Share

Revisiting the Issue of Jordan

Regarding Dr. Scott David Lippe’s letter in last week’s issue, “Instability in Jordan Is Not Bad News for Israel” (April 15, 2021), his points are one way to look at the Palestinian Arab presence in Jordan. However, Lippe fails to acknowledge what has become apparent to anyone willing to listen to what the Arabs, including the

Share

Going Home to Israel

Letter writer Max Wisotsky (“Aliyah Should Be Made for Spiritual, Not Political Reasons” April 18, 2001), is disturbed that there are Jews who want to “go home” to Israel because they are worried about the toxic political climate of the far left here in the USA. He explains that the political climate in Israel is

Share

COVID Affects Day Programs For Older Adults

My son Joshua is an adult with special needs (autism). His day activity program has not been allowed to reopen nor has any such program throughout New Jersey.

Why, I wonder?

The consumers and staff

Share

So Impressed by the Teaneck Jewish Community

Yesterday was a very special day in the Teaneck community, as the blood drive for “Do it for Shira” was held. I’ve donated blood countless times over my life, in many places, venues and for different causes. Being a new transplant to Teaneck from Monsey, it’s been a very unusual and somewhat lonely year. But you

Share

Instability in Jordan Is Not Bad News for Israel

Regarding the article “Instability in Neighboring Jordan Is Bad News for Israel” (April 8, 2021), Jordan is an artificial country unilaterally created out of 75 percent of the Palestine mandate by the British. They did so as a consolation prize to the Hashemite ruling family, who lost out to the Saudis in the map

Share

Subcategories