Wednesday, July 28, 2021


Correction to ‘Flying to Israel’ Ad

We would like to raise a concern we have regarding last week’s Jewish Link (June 10, 2021).

On page 47 there was a full-page ad that stated: “Want to fly to Israel? You need to be vaccinated.”

We would like to bring attention to readers that this statement is untrue. Most


Israel Advocacy vs. Scientific American Article

On June 2, Scientific American published an opinion and analysis piece titled “As Health Care Workers, We Stand in Solidarity with Palestine,” written by several health care workers and activists. The article made blatantly false claims including the allegation that Israel was intentionally causing a health care crisis in Gaza. The article was


Ode to an Awesome Father

You wake up early everyday to get to shul in time to pray.

The reason for your early rise is hardly any big surprise.

To make it home in time to pack a healthy lunch and also snack.


Rutgers Is Still a Good Place to Be Jewish

Much ink has been spilled recently about Rutgers University and antisemitism ("Rutgers Statements on Antisemitism Cause Alarm," June 3, 2021). For those unfamiliar, this is what happened: Rutgers Chancellor Christopher Molloy first released a statement condemning acts of antisemitism in the U.S., but then later sent an apology for not


Us vs. Them

I had the privilege of attending the parade and rally last Sunday in support of Israel. Afterwards, I was talking with a fellow attendee who isn’t particularly knowledgeable about the issues surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and she isn’t even 100% sure which side she is on. But she made an important observation that I think


False Frumkeit in Support of Hamas

Thank you to the Teaneck Police and the security crew for ensuring everyone’s safety at the recent pro-Israel rally. Kudos to everyone who showed up. Well, almost everyone. With COVID hopefully in check, the hundreds of people who expressed communal support for Israel represented another step toward resuming normalcy. Predictably,


Saint Roosevelt’s Spirit Still Alive and Kicking for Jews

Many Jews lament the fact that the bipartisan consensus on Israel has been broken by the Democrats. It is spearheaded by the “squad” and Bernie Sanders, and joined by those who pay lip service for Israel support but fail to arrest the sharp left, anti-Israel tilt of their party. Yet despite this, most Jews continue to overwhelmingly


Choosing Our Battles

Doron Hindin’s piece about his experience with 15 others at the pro-Palestinian rally in Teaneck last week reminded me of the joke about the man who calls his wife on the way home from work to check in. Wife says, “Be careful; I heard on the news that one car is driving in the wrong direction on the highway!”


Home Sweet Homeland

Editor’s note: JFNNJ President Lee Lasher sent this letter after he arrived in Israel to join a solidarity mission.

For 2,000 years our ancestors dreamed of going to Israel but couldn’t go. There was no State of Israel or it was too


Standing Up

Like most Jews, I am more than a little concerned about the dramatic uptick in antisemitism in the United States and around the world, especially during the last several weeks.

From conversations with people from at least three different Orthodox shuls in


Where Is the Rage?

In this latest iteration of terrorist violence against Israel, we saw the free press in our democracy questioning the right of a nation to defend itself against terrorist attacks. Hamas was allowed to cite whatever civilian casualties they wanted and this was repetitively quoted without proof. It seems Israeli munitions


Journalists Choose Sides in the Suburbanite and Many News Sources

I read with dismay the insidious manner in which journalists slant articles they write for news sources. The articles seemingly portray facts but leave out details that could create an even-handed presentation and balance and that would allow the reader the privilege to hear all sides and then truly be informed. How is it that in a



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