Saturday, September 19, 2020

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The Importance of Yoatzot Halacha

I was gratified to read Rabbi Menachem Genack’s positive review of the book “Nishmat HaBayit: Responsa on Pregnancy, Birth and Family Planning” in your July 26 edition. I too found the work containing contributions from several knowledgeable Yoatzot Halacha to be thorough and well-presented.

I was


A U.S. and NATO Parable

Three years ago, a client of mine, Ms. Bridge, presented me with the following family problem.

Her mom had passed a year prior, and left [her] and her brother, Mr. Berlin, a two-family home in the west part of the state.

Before the mom passed, her brother lived in one


Unity Within the Teaneck Community

It was gratifying to open your last edition of the Jewish Link and see a picture of our Muslim mayor, Mohammed Hameeduddin, surrounded by his two Jewish deputy mayors, Elie Y. Katz and Mark (Mendy) Schwartz.

At a time when our country is struggling with division and divisiveness, it is refreshing and


Excellent Historical Narrative Should Lead to Further Discussion

Alex Grobman’s excellent two-part series (“What Did They Know? When Did They Know? How Did They Interpret the Information?,” June 28/July 4, 2018) on the information available of the dire condition of Europe’s Jews early in the Second World War was very instructive. While the reports were sometimes fragmentary and uncertain, they


Liberal-Left and College Campuses

It is no secret that liberals have dominated most college campuses in America. An integral part of the new alt-left liberal agenda is pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel, anti-Semitic propaganda. This agenda has infected Rutgers and now William Paterson, both in our own backyard.

I applaud and greatly admire


Why Are We More Outraged at Holocaust Comparisons Than Family Separations?

The recent Trump administration policy of separating asylum-seeking families at the U.S. border invoked the ire of liberals and humanitarian-minded conservatives alike. Yet, in some circles, it seems that there is only one issue here: comparing this policy to the Holocaust. Certainly, these comparisons can go too far. It has been rightly


Don’t Compare Immigration to the Holocaust

I am writing in response to recent comparisons made in many media outlets between the immigration crisis and the Holocaust. I sympathize with the separation of the children from their mothers and agree that measures should be taken by both parties to ensure a resolution as quickly as possible.



Congressman Meadows and Israel

Last Sunday, June 24, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) came to Englewood under NORPAC auspices. As expected, he gave his views on the latest events here and in Israel. He touched on various points during his opening remarks and in the subsequent question and answer period, so there is no sequential order here. However, there is a common


Sanders-Led Democratic Congress Could Be Disastrous for Israel

The headline article in this week’s Jewish Link, “Sanders Leads Dems Away From Israel” (June 14, 2018) should send shudders down the spine of every Jew who cares about Israel. Unfortunately it probably won’t for the more than 70 percent of Jews who consistently vote Democratic. Jews have always been more liberal than their


STEM Faculty Funding to Nonpublic Schools Is Critical

Last week, I had the opportunity to hear Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic) speak to a group in Fair Lawn and he reiterated the importance of voting and making our voice heard. Assemblyman Schaer recently brought our key issue of equitable funding of our children to the forefront in the state Legislature. But


Rutgers, Now William Patterson Anti-Semitism? Enough Is Enough!

I am tired of writing about anti-Semitism and hate rhetoric in university classrooms! I understand that institutions of higher learning pride themselves on academic freedom and open dialogue but at the same time they should have the same passionate commitment to truth, tolerance and the disavowal of hate


Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Calls for End to Cruel Border Policy

Jewish Federation of Greater Metro­West NJ joins 26 Jewish organizations and other religious groups in condemning the cruel and unconscionable policy of separating children from their parents seeking asylum in the United States. We are horrified by the heart-wrenching pictures of children being torn from the arms of