Thursday, June 29, 2017

Editorials

OHEL OXC—What a Day!

To me, a former professional fundraiser turned publisher, one of the most fascinating developments in the connected worlds of philanthropy, tzedakah and chesed is the significant growth in “extreme” events or “endurance fundraising,” as some like to call it.

While dinners and traditional

Can Jerusalem Be Fired? Marking Lag B’Omer in 2017

This is the time we remember Rabbi Akiva and his students and the teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar and the fourth most mentioned sage of the Mishnah.

Rabbi Shimon could never forget the terrible sight of his beloved master and teacher, Rabbi Akiva, being tortured to death by

Making the Holocaust Matter

For all of those people who looked to criticize President Donald Trump for not mentioning the Jews during International Holocaust Remembrance Day earlier this year, we strongly feel this can be put behind us now.

Indeed, President Trump’s words this week at both the World Jewish Congress and the annual

A Chag Pesach Kasher V’Sameach

We know there’s a great deal happening in this complicated world.

Approaching Passover, we want to thank you for opening these pages, patronizing our loyal advertisers and seeing your synagogues, schools, sports teams, Jewish leaders, Jewish organizations and, most importantly, yourselves from the

AIPAC: What a Difference a Year Makes

Pardon the cliché, but as the saying goes, “What a difference a year makes!”

As we approach the annual AIPAC Policy Conference that will attract thousands of delegates from all over the U.S. and the world, the goals and focus from last year will be dramatically obvious.

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

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