Wednesday, August 05, 2020

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A Real Democrat?

I just received a political flyer for someone named Arati Kreibich who is running for Congress in the fifth district against the incumbent, Josh Gottheimer. She is running as a “Real Democrat.” Her flyer gives no reason as to why we should vote for her, what makes her a “Real Democrat” or what her accomplishments may be other than


BPY’s Graduating Thespian Stars

I want to express my gratitude for the wonderful “BPY Graduating Thespians” (“A Letter of Thanks From BPY’s Graduating Thespians,” June 18, 2020) that I had the privilege to teach and coach on- and offstage for so many years now.

Ariella, Aviva,


Do Your Part: Be Vigilant

Do you and your family members wear seatbelts in a car? Do you have appropriate car seats for your baby or toddler? Do you have smoke and carbon dioxide detectors in your home? Have you avoided smoking, or been successful in quitting? If unable to quit (understandably difficult), do you distance yourself from family, friends or strangers


Clearing Up the Message

When viewing a video of George Floyd’s life unjustly snuffed out by a rogue cop, we all watched, horrified. Why did it happen? We do not know for sure. But we all saw injustice before our eyes.

Before COVID-19, when we saw on video almost daily assaults by


What Rabbi Lamm Would Say About BLM

Meryl Feldblum offers a beautiful, heartfelt explanation (“Rabbi Lamm, BLM and the Jewish Conscience,” June 18, 2020) on why Jews must join with the broader community to protest discrimination. Drawing on experiences in the course of helping her brother, Micah (may he have a full and speedy recovery), she directly relates and empathizes


Help Ari Teman

As recipients of The Jewish Link and our community’s incredible support, I am submitting this letter about a travesty of injustice meted out to a friend and former member of our community knowing you will respond with the same generosity of spirit you gave us in our mission to save our grandsons, Benny and


George Floyd’s Life Mattered; Say His Name

Last week, The Jewish Link published a letter to the editor by Name Withheld Upon Request (“Support the Black Community, Not Black Lives Matter,” June 18, 2020).  The anonymous author referred to the man whose life was wrongfully and violently taken by a police officer on May 25, as “George Lloyd.” I am not sure at whom to


Why Palestine?

With the approach of our annual fasts of Tammuz 17 and Tisha B’Av, which commemorate the Roman incursion into Yerushalayim in 70 C.E., the destruction of our beloved state of Judea and the beginning of our long and tortuous diaspora, my thoughts turn to the name “Palestine.”


In Support of Congressman Josh Gottheimer

Israel has always been a sacred place for me. As a Jewish American living in the fifth district, I realize the importance of both the relationship between Israel and the U.S., as well as having representatives in Congress who support a strong Israeli-American bond. As a voter, a main issue for me is how my representative


Supporting John McCann

I am supporting John McCann in the Republican primary for Congress in the 5th congressional district. I hope that every registered Republican votes for John as well. John has been involved in politics in Bergen County for many years, and has expressed his support for our community and the state of Israel in his many years


It’s Not About Israel

We are members of the Jewish community of Teaneck with strong support and love for Israel. We are writing in response to the Norpac ad, “Rabbis Supporting Congressman Josh Gottheimer” in the June 18 edition of the Jewish Link.

It was extremely disappointing and disconcerting that a significant number


Sign Your Name

There have been many spirited opinions expressed in various letters to the editor over the past few weeks. I appreciate that we have the right to different points of view and have the ability to disagree with other letter writers and opinion pieces. However, I do not feel it appropriate that The Jewish Link will print