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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 meaning and as a reply to those who opposed...

Survivor Shares His Holocaust Story With Local Children

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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 Opsha, Czechoslovakia to the Birkenau, Auschwitz and Melk concentration camps. Very overwhelmed by his story of courage and survival, the youngsters asked Adler for a bracha.

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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 Jewish Link of New Jersey and the Jewish Link of Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut, to alert the community to this important online survey about women’s health and breast cancer, which the Institute for Applied Research and Community Collaboration (ARCC) is conducting in partnership with Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). However, it is important to let your readers know that the headline was printed with an error: ARCC and CUMC are not launching...

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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 give thanks to God)? How much thanks do we owe Him for giving us the United States of America, a land of freedom that has given shelter to the “huddled masses yearning to be free,” where our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents escaped anti-Semitism and persecution in Germany, Poland, Russia and other foreign countries?

If not for the USA, chances are many of us would never have been born. I remember my grandparents, who escaped from Belarus...

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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. The manifesto of the hard left can, I think, be summed up in one sentence: No dissent from our diktat is permitted.

See Mazzig’s contention in the September 24 issue of the Jewish Link, (“An Israeli Leftist to J Street: Stop!”) that J Streeters “feel entitled to tell us, Israelis, what to do. When we think differently, they will arrogantly dismiss us as people who do not know what is best for our own welfare.”

Mr. Mazzig, of course, restricts this...

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