Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Editorials

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.

This Tuesday, Don’t Be a No-Show

After all the inspiration, not to mention all the shopping, cooking and cleaning (and eating), it’s perhaps difficult to believe that we are on the other side of the Yomim Noraim and the festive days of Sukkot and Simchat Torah.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last six months, you know

The Days After November 8

When we write our next editorial for the November 10 Jewish Link, there will likely be a brand-new president-elect of the United States of America.

We know there is always the chance that the election could be disputed, but it is our hope that no matter who wins, that the other candidate gets on the

Again, Words That Incite

The New York Times has never missed a chance to tell everyone how the United States should work with Israel. No, we shouldn’t be surprised with the newspaper’s editorial board, based on its track record on Israel.

The building of homes in Amona isn’t going to stand in the way of peace between

From Our Families to Yours: A Sweet, Meaningful New Year

Eighteen months of a roller-coaster presidential campaign; concerns over terrorism both domestic and abroad; the ongoing story of migrants rushing with urgency away from Syria; the constant vigilance of Israel in terms of security; and, yes, even the Mets’ hopes for a wildcard spot.

All of this and

The Gift of a Lifetime

My friend and Jewish Link colleague Jenny Gans and I have a few things in common; these are not by a long shot the only reasons we are friends, but these things we have in common bind us together in a special way. First, we are not doctors, yet we both know “more than the average bear” about transplant medicine.

Rebbetzin Jungreis’s Visit

Before there was the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) group and before there was “Students for Justice in Palestine” there was another grave threat to Jews on college campuses that sought to destroy the very essence of Jewish life. It threatened to steal college kids from their own communities, one by one. The perpetrators sought to take away the very core

Not a Standup Guy

You are not a standup guy if you are sitting down or “taking a knee.”

Now, Colin Kaepernick, you might be doing what President Obama has called your “Constitutional right.” However, your actions have fumbled the word “right.” And with $16

Prayers for Shimon Peres

As the Jewish Link went to press late Wednesday, Shimon Peres, Israel’s elder statesman, was hanging on to life after suffering a severe stroke on Tuesday. He has been described as being in “serious but stable condition.”

Peres, who served as prime minister and went on to retire as Israel’s ninth president,

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