Monday, January 25, 2021


A Parsha Message for Rosh Hashanah

Nitzavim (standing) is the antithesis of Vayelech (moving), yet they’re attached. This year, these parshiot are read before Rosh Hashanah. What’s the message? In life, you must first stand and reflect and then move with the knowledge you absorbed. It would be counterintuitive to walk in your ways without a


A Clarification on Vision

I found your September 3, 2020 Health Link article, “Take Care of Your Vision & Reduce Falls,” interesting and informative, but would like to offer some important insight on some missing information. While the literature supports the assertion that the incidence of falling down among older adults is higher among those wearing


A Thank You and Clarification

I write to thank you for printing the news story about my retirement from Bruriah High School for Girls and from a 60-year career in teaching ("Celebrating My Dad's Retirement from Bruriah High School and Teaching," Aug. 27, 2020).

I have been very gratified to see the many encouraging messages of


Thank You, Mr. Glazer

Thank you for your recent article celebrating Mr. Joel Glazer’s retirement from my alma mater, Bruriah High School (class of ’93) (“Celebrating My Dad’s Retirement From Bruriah High School and Teaching” August 26, 2020). I count myself among the many students who call Mr. Glazer one of the best teachers I ever


Summer Camp Wasn’t All Great

I appreciate the evenhanded approach the Jewish Link typically takes. You most recently, exhaustively covered both sides of the issue of financial aid in yeshivot. So, I was surprised by your one-sided presentation of an issue that definitely has two legitimate viewpoints (“Thank You for a Special Summer!,” August 20,


The ‘Root’ of the Problem

Thank you to Mayer Fink for his timely and informative letter (“Is It Time to Reevaluate the Trees in Our Town?” August 13, 2020) regarding the devastation from fallen trees in Teaneck during the recent storm. While I can appreciate the points he made about the value and benefits of town trees, I am more concerned


Shofar Blowing for the Homebound

If you know of someone who is homebound in Teaneck Bergenfield who would like to hear shofar blowing on Rosh Hashanah, please let us know and we will do our best to have a volunteer come to their home.

Due to the pandemic we may not have enough volunteers to send out. Some synagogues are planning to


Coronavirus, Quarantines, And Daf Yomi—Update

In your editorial “A Moment for Our Daf Yomi Warriors” (The Jewish Link, August 13, 2020) you recount earlier this year the beginning of the new Daf Yomi cycle, after the incredible Siyum Hashas in Citi Field. Unfortunately, it was quickly followed by the disastrous coronavirus outbreak, lockdowns, and interruptions in study, but then a


Why Yeshiva University Needs a Young Voice

My name is Mordechai Weiss, a third-generation alumnus from YU, and I aspire to be the youngest vice president in Yeshiva University’s history. We are at a critical moment for the university, a time of both uncertainty and promise, so the choice of who will help lead Yeshiva as VP is of utmost importance. I


Kamala Harris and the Democrats

I wish to comment on Jonathan Tobin’s article, “Harris Is a Centrist Choice for Biden” (August 12, 2020). The title is misleading and deceptive. One would think that Kamala Harris is a centrist, moderate Democrat, worthy of considering on becoming our next president if Joe Biden does not complete four years in office. Therefore, we


RCBC Encourages Universal Support for Safe Reopening Policies

As our community prepares for the reopening of our Yeshivot, the joint rabbinic and educational leadership of our shuls and schools, in conjunction with the medical professionals who have provided us expert guidance throughout this process, wish to communicate the following unified message.


RCA: All Are Responsible for Safe School Openings

As the 2020-2021 school year begins, with its unique challenges and uncertainties, the Rabbinical Council of America, the leading membership organization of Orthodox rabbis, appreciates how vital it is for all schools, including our day schools and yeshivot, to open responsibly and safely. Educators and lay leaders have