Friday, May 20, 2022


Please Stop Talking About the Tuition Crisis

I am so tired of the discussion taking place constantly about the tuition crisis. What is the big deal? There are definitely alternatives and I do not understand why they are not being considered. How many years is everyone paying school taxes to the local school boards? Get on the bandwagon and switch your children immediately. No longer


There’s a Lot More To Be Said About the Tuition Crisis

I am a parent who is proud to be in debt due to the high cost of my children’s education in the Jewish day school movement. There are several issues which I feel need to be discussed and would appreciate if they could be rectified by the local administrators.

First and foremost my children find it


No More Talk About Masks and Vaccines

I have had it up to here with all the back-and-forth about vaccines, mask mandates and COVID in The Jewish Link. Can’t I have my Shabbos paper back without any of this annoying chatter? It’s like social media is invading my living room every Friday night.

Enid Itt
Highland Park

Let’s Talk More About Masks and Vaccines

I would like to publicly thank The Jewish Link for keeping the topic of vaccines, mask mandates and COVID on the letters page for the 18th straight week in a row. Since I don’t get a lot of information about these topics anywhere else, I am really grateful for the service you provide. Next, I’d really like to see more on the topics of


Put Shayna B. on the Cover!

I have been religiously reading Shayna B.’s column since she began writing when she was 7 years old. I am her number one fan. Since I am now 17, I have been reading her column for what seems like my whole life. In recent months, since we have had some much to deal with in our lives as kids, I find I ask myself, more than once a day,


The Abbreviations Are Getting Out of Control

I am concerned that my young children will not be learning how to pronounce words properly and will look at the world totally in abbreviations.

Our family davens at YINR. My children attend RYNJ. My parents attend CBNJ. A friend’s son is attending TABC and his cousin is at MTA. Another friend davens at


Need Last Minute Entertainers

I am hoping that your readership can be of help. I was recently told that the entertainment for my one year old’s birthday party has been canceled just two weeks prior to the party. This is totally going to mess up our caterer’s theme. The people flying in for the simcha are going to be really upset. It is difficult enough that there


Financial Aid Fees

Much ink has been spent on these pages over the years on the tuition crisis, which has gotten exponentially worse thanks to COVID and current inflation.

Well, now there is a “new wrinkle” for those parents in Bergen County needing to apply for financial aid to their kids’ school(s): There is now a


Surprise at Support of Kotel ‘Compromise’

I was quite surprised to read Robert
Lichtman’s article supporting “compromise” at the Kotel (“The Common Sense Case for Implementing the Kotel Compromise,” March 3, 2022.)

First of all, a section at the Kotel has alreadybeen


On Kotel Davening and Compromise

Over the past few weeks, The Jewish Link has published several articles, ads and letters regarding the ongoing controversy at the Kotel (including “The Common Sense Case for Implementing the Kotel Compromise” and “The Sanctity of the Kotel,” March 3, 2022). I would like to express my thoughts on this


Calling Attention to the Single Moms

Recently I have found myself working with a few women in the community whose plight I’d like to bring to everyone’s attention. These women, some middle aged and some past that point, have unique struggles that despite so much time invested and so much effort expended, we can’t seem to get them through.


Why Is Our Child’s Confessed Killer Still Free?

A week from today, on March 14, 2022, five years will have passed since the day Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al Tamimi—commonly known as Ahlam Tamimi—became a fugitive from U.S. justice. Much of what we have experienced and learned in that time has gotten no media attention.

In a massive August 9, 2001 bombing

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