Monday, June 26, 2017

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Join PORAT at Its Inaugural Event

My grandfather, Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, was one of the youngest students of the Baal Shem Tov. As an itinerant preacher in the 18th century he espoused a philosophy of tolerance and acceptance. For the Jews of the Ukraine who were searching for

Survivor Shares His Holocaust Story With Local Children

Alton Adler of Fort Lee, New Jersey, father of Risa Lefkowitz, a media sales representative for The Jewish Link of New Jersey, shows his tattoo from Birkenau, B14730, to a group of engrossed youngsters who met him by chance just prior to Yom Hashoah. Adler shared the saga of his deportation, shortly after his Bar Mitzvah, from

Letter to the Editor

ARCC to Launch Survey,

Not Testing, on BRCA Gene

Regarding the Jewish Link article, “ARCC and Columbia Medical Center Launch Testing for the Breast Cancer Gene” (March 31, 2016), we were so pleased to be able, through the

Letters to the Editor

Thanksgiving and

Giving Thanks

Recently, I heard someone say: “Thanksgiving? It’s not my religion.” It isn’t? Since when is “giving thanks” not part of every religion? Don’t we say Tov lehodot l’Hashem (It is good to

Letters to the Editor

The Hard Left’s

Only Sin Is Dissent

Among other things, the piece reinforces a thought that occurred to me after Yom Kippur, that for the hard left, there is only one sin: dissenting from the hard left’s policies and program.

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Classic ‘Straw Man’ Attack on Rav Willig

I am writing to object, on both Jewish and journalistic grounds, to the Jewish Link’s publication of Shira Hecht and Aaron Koller’s essay, “New Circumstances Demand New Halachic Views: A Response to Rabbi Mordechai Willig”

The Smell of Cucumbers

It takes something mighty big in order to get an American to uproot themselves from their native land and immigrate to a foreign country with a different language and culture. For a small number of Jews from America, that something big is the positive attraction of living in a Jewish state with a Jewish-majority culture (thankfully,

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

In response to the article “Rabbis’ Take on the Tuition Crisis: How You Can Help,” I applaud Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern and Rabbi Shmuel Marcus on their very timely article concerning the current tuition crisis.  Parents attending the local schools cannot be relied on to be the only funding for

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Rabbi Gil Student is correct in his evaluation of the “Kosher Switch” according to mainstream Orthodox Rabbis. The two very questionable claims promulgated by the Kosher Switch marketing literature are: (1) that the design improves on the earlier designs of grama switches in a

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

An article entitled “The 37th World Zionist Congress: A Wake-Up Call” that we wrote included in error a sentence that ARZA was recruiting non-Jews to vote in the WZC election. Upon investigation, we determined that this claim was in error and we revised the

Learning From the Tragic Fire in Brooklyn

I write to you with great sadness and pain as we all continue to be heartbroken and stunned by the horrific tragedy of the deaths of seven children, seven beautiful children, from our broader Orthodox community in a fire over Shabbat.

As we take in all the information and the circumstances of this

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