Monday, June 26, 2017

Editorials

A Freilichen Purim

A light rain fell on the East Coast the other evening.

It was just enough to dampen roads.

But to most of the Jewish students out collecting matanot l’evyonim, the raindrops weren’t going to dampen their spirit of purpose.

My Shabbat With 58 Kidney Donors

Over the course of each of the family-style Shabbat meals last weekend at the Radisson Hotel in Piscataway, New Jersey, at the first-ever Renewal Kidney Donor Appreciation Shabbaton, person after person told me the story of their kidney donation. What bound their stories together was that, for them, donating a

We Are a Nation Built on Religious Tolerance

Instead of criticizing President Donald Trump’s condemnation of recent spikes in anti-Semitism like we’ve seen from left-leaning media outlets, we’d like to validate his words as important and timely. President Trump said on Tuesday, “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community at community centers are horrible and are a

Join Us This Sunday to Support SINAI Schools

We at The Jewish Link are proud that one of the jewels of our Jewish community is SINAI Schools, which creates individualized yeshiva day school educations for our children with special needs. With SINAI preparing to grow and expand to include SAR in the coming fall of 2018, we are proud to have some small part in partnering with SINAI, as

Empowering Orthodox Women Leaders

The Orthodox Union courageously undertook the issue of the important current and future roles of women in our community.

As a result of deep discussion, with a rabbinic response from a distinguished seven-member rabbinic panel, which included Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger, Rabbi Benjamin Yudin and Rabbi Daniel

Kol HaBirah, a New Jewish Link Newspaper, Launches in the Nation’s Capital

With the changeover in government administrations in our nation’s capital, we couldn’t have selected a more perfect time for the launching of Kol HaBirah, The Jewish Link’s newest affiliate publication that will cover the news of Jewish interest both inside of the Beltway and outside of the Beltway. “We’re excited and

We Will Remember You

Second Lt. Yael Yekutiel, 20, Givatayim.

Cadet Shir Hajaj, 22, Maale Adumim.

Cadet Shira Tzur, 20, Haifa.

Cadet Erez

Building a Voice for Orthodoxy on Social Media

The Jewish community has gone through a number of stages in the way it communicates with the outside world, and as much of the world has gone digital, so have many Orthodox Jews who maintain a strong fealty to halacha. However, the social media voice of Orthodox Jewry has been somewhat slower to develop, with multiple divergent

Welcome to Our New Literary Link

We are proud to bring to our readers and advertisers a new “chapter” within the pages of the Jewish Link. This week, with Chanukah approaching, we bring you our Literary Link (beginning on page 36) filled with book reviews, selection summaries, informative advertisements and pretty much a volume of information for good reads, books for

What It Means to Have an Education Secretary Who Backs School Choice

The Orthodox Union has backed the Donald Trump administration’s choice of Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos as its education secretary, and we think it’s an important appointment as well. (See our cover story on this by Phil Jacobs, which jumps to page 25.)

Mrs. DeVos, from Michigan, and a political ally

Support for YU’s New President

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, who will succeed Richard Joel as Yeshiva University’s fifth president, is stepping into a role as vaunted as the institution he will represent.

The flagship institution of Modern Orthodoxy, a university with thousands of students, alumni, musmachim and friends among our readership

Facing the New Reality

An important groundbreaking conference took place earlier this week in Fort Lee.

Called “From Anti-Zionism to Anti-Semitism: Preparing High School Students for the New Reality,” attracted over 200 Jewish educators from some 85 Jewish schools all over the United States and Canada.

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