Wednesday, June 03, 2020

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Recognition of St. Mary’s General Hospital

Kudos to The Jewish Link for the follow-up articles on St. Mary’s General Hospital (“St. Mary’s General Hospital’s 2020 Vision,” January 9, 2020) and the marvelous community relations this facility has been engaging in to promote its great undertaking to be a participant to the growth of the Jewish community in Passaic.


Recognizing Carl Lutz

I was pleased to read the article about Carl Lutz in The Jewish Link (“Carl Lutz: The Mystery Savior,” January 16, 2020) and I would like to thank you for promoting his action in Budapest, which will remain the largest rescue operation of Jews during the Second World War.


Twenty Percent Doesn’t Add Up

Has anyone stepped up to use some basic math to show that there were not 20% of all U.S. Orthodox Jews at the siyum last week?

I was startled to read an article in shul this morning about the state of math in Brooklyn yeshivas and then read that letter in your


The Petira of Linda (Chana) Aminoff Schiffman

Phil and I were blessed to have a sister-in-law, Linda Schiffman, a”h, who was the most extraordinary sister-in-law to us and aunt to our children and great aunt to our grandchildren. Families are so fortunate when they have a family member like Linda. She was always kind, caring, considerate, dedicated and


Help Save a Life

My dear wife, Anita Miller, who has lived in Tenafly and Demarest for over 40 years, has end-stage kidney disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type A or O. She is a loving mother, grandmother and wife. Throughout the years, Anita has dedicated herself to community outreach programs that benefit the surrounding


Twenty Percent of Orthodox Jews in America Attended MetLife Siyum HaShas

Having attended the Siyum HaShas in MetLife Stadium along with 90,000 other Jews, I can affirm that it was an outstanding event. I would like to comment on the size of the crowd.

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center report, there are an estimated 5.3


Religious Freedom

December 30, church shooting; December 28, synagogue stabbing; December 11, Jewish store shooting; the list goes on. Day by day people suffer because of what they believe in or who they have faith in. As the stories tell us for now, we’ve been pretty lucky. The December 11 Jersey City shooting was supposed to be a


Tuition Crisis Rejoinder

Well-meaning though they may be, the ideas put forth by Jonathan Lamm (“What’s Wrong With Yeshiva Week?,” January 9, 2020) are not viable solutions to the yeshiva tuition crisis. Changing the dates of the winter yeshiva break is a non-starter for all the reasons he himself states. Tax bracket-tiered tuition and


Get Kids Moving!

Chaya Lebovic in her article “A Call for Action, Literally” (December 5, 2019) brought up a very important issue affecting our children. This is the lack of adequate physical activity in our kids’ lives. She stresses the importance of physical activity in relation to both the emotional and physical well being of


Save Lives at the Intersection Of Jefferson/Somerset and West Englewood Avenue

We’ve all been shocked by the two incidents in December of pedestrians being hit by cars in this intersection, one fatally. My husband came up with a suggestion that should be easy to implement and hopefully help avoid further accidents.

Considering that


Responding to a Response to ‘The First Modern Orthodox Jew: Two Models’

Responding to Hillel Koslowe on his response (December 5, 2019) to Rabbi Steven Pruzansky’s article in The Jewish Link (“The First Modern Orthodox Jew: Two Models,” November 21, 2019), Mr. Koslowe’s credentials consist of the fact that he grew up in Bergenfield, went to TABC, learned in Yeshiva Har Etzion, davens


Facebook’s ‘Community Standards’

I believe that your readers will find the following information interesting. Last week I received this announcement from Facebook concerning my public page, “Your post goes against our Community Standards so only you can see it.” What was my objectionable post? It was a video that I shared from “Breaking Israel News, Israel365”