Monday, September 26, 2022


Some Alternative Approaches To Online Shidduchim

I noticed that in Michael Feldstein’s Meet Me in the Middle feature of the June 30 issue (“Orthodox Singles: 20 Years Later Many of the Same Challenges Remain”), he stated that “organizations such as YUConnects and SawYouAtSinai have harnessed the power of online technology to create matches that years ago might never have


Rabbi Chaim Wasserman, zt”l: A Shining Rabbinic Example

It was with great sadness that I learned about the passing of Rabbi Chaim Wasserman in your newspaper. I had the privilege to meet R’ Wasserman, the rabbi of Young Israel of Passaic, in 1983. What ahavas Yisroel he portrayed! He was a shining example of what a rabbi should be.

When we met, I spoke to


E-Scooter Danger

Here in Passaic/Clifton one doesn’t need in-depth statistical analysis to see the danger—one needs only to open their eyes.

The electric-scooter riders are yeshiva bochurim—virtually all wearing their black suits—many wearing a helmet in lieu of a black hat—some not.


The Story Is Not the Problem

I wanted to write in response to Rosalie Greenberg’s letter “StoryWalk Should Tell a Different Story,” published in the June 23 edition, bemoaning the Teaneck Public Library’s inclusion of the book “Julian Is a Mermaid” as part of their StoryWalk. The letter writer seems to mock the concept of diversity and inclusion, and


A Tribute to My Father, Joseph Rosenzweig, z’’l

It has been 51 years since my father, Joseph Rosenzweig, z”l, left this earth in June of 1972 (the 30th of Sivan 5732). Rabbi Alexander Linchner, from Boys Town Jerusalem and Torah Vodaath Brooklyn, said he was “one in a generation” who lived to give tzedakah. My father loved Israel and had hoped to live there in his old age; my


It’s Time to Fix a 52-Year-Old Mistake

I would like to thank The Jewish Link for covering the recent ruling of the New York Supreme Court against Yeshiva University (“NY State Supreme Court: YU Must Allow LGBTQ Clubs on Campus,” June 16, 2022). I would like to share some of my thoughts regarding this disturbing, but not unexpected, development.


Check the Facts on Abortion Laws

The OU put out this statement about the recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs: see the full letter on page 59.

“The Orthodox Union is unable to either mourn or celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. We cannot support absolute bans on abortion—at any time point in a


Statement on SCOTUS Ruling in Dobbs V. Jackson, Overturning Roe v. Wade

The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union) has issued the following statement:

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court issuing its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, we reiterate the approach we articulated when a draft ruling in this case was leaked to the


Chesed at the Airport

In “Chesed at the Airport … and in Our Lives” (June 16, 2022), Michael Feldstein recounts a recent “Mi ki amcha Yisrael” moment involving a man who graciously agreed to check-in someone else’s overweight baggage as his own at Ben Gurion Airport, even though he didn’t personally know the frum young woman whom


On Abortion

I was heartened recently to read of the L’Dor Va-Dor group in Florida using the tenet of religious freedom to challenge the law in Florida, which prohibited abortions (with a few exceptions) after 15 weeks. In terms of legal application, it made sense to me—Jewish law allows and even requires abortion in certain cases


More Information on Kosher Dining at College

David and Karen Mandelbaum are demonstrating a commitment to Torah values as they support kosher dining at Princeton and practice hakarat hatov, appreciation for a benefit, the excellent education that Mr. Mandelbaum enjoyed (“Princeton Receives Grant to Renovate Kosher Dining Hall,” June 16,


Rabbis Welcome SCOTUS Decision Supporting Parental Choice in Religious Schooling

Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 2,000 rabbis in matters of American public policy, today celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carson v. Makin, striking down a Maine law that denied subsidies of the costs of fulfilling state secular education requirements to parents who chose sectarian

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