Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Editorials

Difficult Moments at RJC: Let’s Give Them Some Space

We want to recognize that this is a difficult time for the rabbi, board and membership of the Riverdale Jewish Center.

Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt has performed incalculable acts of kindness for generations of RJC families. Yet these seem to be the stories that sometimes slip through the cracks of memory.

Don Greenberg’s Hall of Fame Moment

Sandy Koufax’s ERA: 2.76, a Major League MVP pitcher for the Dodgers. Don Greenberg’s GPA: 3.93, a triple major valedictorian for Binghamton University.

Many of us draw Jewish pride from the legendary story of how Koufax refused to pitch the opening game of the 1965 World Series against the Minnesota

Ferguson, Baltimore...Israel?

If we thought from afar that the issue of racial tension is a product of Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo. or other American cities, the conundrum has hit close to home.

Or in this case it’s more accurate to say it’s hit close to homeland.

Last week the State of Israel

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein; We Miss Him Already

His well-known modesty would probably cause him a slight bit of embarrassment by our words.

On Monday, the Religious Zionist/Modern Orthodox worldwide community lost one of its true gedolim.

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, 81, died last Monday. He is

Wishes for a Happy Pesach

We know that the discussion of the day within our community often puts the focus on our differences. One person may see himself as a “Modern” Orthodox Jew. Another is loving his newfound Neo-Chassidish inner self. Still others are Yeshivish and see the world in their way.

But we’d like to

The Real Chametz

It’s that time of the year when many members of our family are counting the days until Passover. With that for some comes the planning, shopping, the inviting and ah yes, the cleaning.

It’s probably good to own a car wash with high-powered vacuum cleaners around now. Many of us will work to find that

Announcing Jewish Link Custom Publishing

As part of The Jewish Link’s continually growing offerings to our advertisers, partners, and community, we’re proud to introduce our new Custom Publishing endeavor.

Content marketing and custom publishing are two of the fastest growing marketing fields for smart businesses and non-profits. With our

Shabbat Across Stamford

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, a Yeshiva University alum, noted author and speaker will be the scholar-in-residence of a truly remarkable event scheduled for this Shabbat in Stamford, CT.

The United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien in collaboration with the Stamford Board of Rabbis

Young Israel of New Rochelle’s 48th Annual Dinner Shows Promising Future Growth

Young Israel of New Rochelle recently hosted its 48th Annual Dinner with record breaking attendance that included shul members, family, friends, and community dignitaries. The event, chaired by Jenny Sokol and Nomi Smilchensky, featured Guests of Honor Haina Just-Michael and Bernie Michael, as well as Aura and Dan

What the Proposed Changes in UPK Really Mean for Our Community

The Universal Pre-K program introduced by Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier this year has been historic in many ways and certainly represents a tremendous opportunity for early childhood education in New York City. But once it was implemented, it eventually became clear that the Orthodox community wouldn’t benefit as much as had been hoped due

Op-Ed: To Speak or Not to Speak

Feb 20, 2015

A controversial topic in the news is whether or not Prime Minister Netanyahu should give his planned speech to Congress.

It is important to first acknowledge how far we have come in limiting Iran economically. The Iranian currency has plummeted, their

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