One of my Israeli cousins, Karen Shaham Palman, developed a new app called Standing Still, which allows people to experience and respect the sirens that, twice a year, bring an entire country to a stop for a few minutes. No matter where on the globe you are, it will sound each year on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and Yom
The Hebrew Free Burial Association (HFBA) and the Community Alliance for Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries (CAJAC) strongly condemn the recent shocking acts of anti-Semitism committed against Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Missouri and Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia. These hate crimes, as well as all acts of desecration against Jewish
I strongly condemn the threats made today against two Jewish Community Centers in Westchester County, as well as others across the country.
These are cowardly acts that cannot and will not be tolerated in our communities. Jewish Community Centers do great work and provide invaluable services to local
We have been informed by those who have been working on school vouchers for many years that they have finally succeeded in having a bill sponsored in Congress that can serve as a model and trailblazer for all 50 states. Although the bill only provides school vouchers in the District of Columbia, which comes directly under the jurisdiction
The Orthodox Union’s silence on the White House’s deliberate omission of the Jewish people’s unique persecution during the Holocaust is incredibly unsettling.
This is not the first time the OU has shied away from critiquing the Trump administration. David Friedman, Trump’s choice to be the
If there was ever a reason to defend former President Barack Obama's record on Israel, then there is also every reason to feel betrayed.
Indeed, Obama proved his mettle when just hours before the swearing in of Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th president, Obama was secretly having his
“Hey! Where do you think you’re
Someone stopped me dead in my tracks as I thought I was making a quick exit.
I was leaving synagogue between Mincha and Maariv, the afternoon and evening prayers, which are often done
“What Your Wedding Band Wishes You Knew,” (The Jewish Link, November 17, 2016) says, “People often say the music is too loud.” The bands or the author go on to excuse this by talking about keeping the crowd moving. But does anyone ever complain that the music is not loud enough? If not, then clearly the crowd does not want to be
Meeting lovely people seems to be part and parcel of this wonderful adventure we’re enjoying while setting up our new business at The Workshop Gush Etzion and Mandy Broder Judaica Creations. Nina Glick is one of those people. We met her only once, but have been in touch many times since, mostly due to her desire to help us reach as many
Kudos to the editorial staff of The Jewish Link for imploring our community to support Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, the President-elect of Yeshiva University (“Support for YU’s New President,” November 17, 2016). While much attention has understandably been directed toward the President-elect of the United States these last few weeks, I
Ever since Donald Trump started campaigning for this election I have been greatly distraught. I have been anxious because it seems to me that the overall Orthodox Jewish community has been utterly blind to the danger and threat Trump has created. I don’t understand how a people who has been persecuted for nearly 5,000 years cannot smell
I am outraged by Jews who support Donald Trump.
I am outraged by Jews who know every word in Tanach, Mishna and Gemara, which contain the words, “And a stranger shalt thou not oppress; for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt,” and yet support someone who