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Empowering Orthodox Women Leaders

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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 Feldman, the Orthodox...

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

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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 tremendously proud to be able to announce the launch of our fourth Jewish Link affiliate paper,” said Jewish Link Co-Publisher Moshe Kinderlehrer, who manages the New Jersey and Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut newspapers. “We hope to capture the growth and energy of our nation’s capital, and cover the issues important to the Washington Jewish community...

We Will Remember You

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Second Lt. Yael Yekutiel, 20, Givatayim.

Cadet Shir Hajaj, 22, Maale Adumim.

Cadet Shira Tzur, 20, Haifa.

Cadet Erez Orbach, 20, Alon Shvut.

Their names cannot be spoken out loud without accompanying tears.

Last Sunday, while on an educational tour of the Jerusalem promenade known as the “Peace Forest,” they were taken from us by the murderous truck ramming of a Palestinian terrorist.

Their deaths come while the memory is fresh in our heads of Dec. 23rd’s U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, a measure putting Israel under anti-Zionism’s burning magnifying glass intensified by an
unspeakable Obama administration abstention.

This was followed by the Secretary of State’s...

Building a Voice for Orthodoxy on Social Media

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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 voices often creating confusion rather than clarity. “For hundreds of years, we preferred our privacy. We did not have much to do with the outside world unless they were burning us at the stake or expelling us,” said Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein of Los Angeles, who, with a number of partners, has formed a new organization called TORA, or Traditional Orthodox...

Welcome to Our New Literary Link

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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 learning, cookbooks and a few just to curl up with through these early and long winter nights.

We’d like to thank the publishers who advertised their new and up-and-coming publications in this edition and we encourage you to consider their new releases for Chanukah gifts or any time of the year.

With the changing seasons in mind, like many families...

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