Saturday, December 16, 2017

Editorials

Losing Rav Shteinman, a True Gadol Hador

Just hours before Israelis would celebrate the joy of Chanukah’s first light, they would first experience the sadness as the flame of a life dedicated to Torah, a true gadol hador, came to an end.

My Kinus Experience

Over the past few years, I have had excuses to turn down invitations to the Kinus extended to me by various friends and contacts from within our local Chabad organizations and Friendship Circles here in northern New Jersey.  I just wasn’t that

Are Palestinians Up to the Task of Peace?

This week we gladly note the November 29 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ passing of Resolution 181, making history with the partition of the former British Mandate for Palestine into two states, one Jewish and the other Arab, with Jerusalem

From a Polish Rally, the All Too Familiar

From all accounts, it seems as if Poland experienced a “Charlottesville” of its own this past Sunday.

The difference, and it’s a huge

Sending a Much Needed Message to Iran

Whether or not a Senate bill that improves or abrogates the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal is passed, we believe that the president’s recently announced intention to decertify that pact has merit.

President

Don’t Guard Your Tongue? TMI and the Confessional Personal Essay

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of a piece published in The Jewish Link online on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. To read the full version, click here: https://tinyurl.com/ybfs67sg

A Real Example of Sukkot’s Message

Frail.

Temporary.

Yet filled with joy.

Survey Highlights Staggering Price of Jewish Education

Nishma, a one-year-old sociological and market research firm which previously published a study about people who became non-religious, published a new study on September 28th, titled “The Nishma Profile of American Modern Orthodox Jews.” While the survey attempts

Let’s Make Service Part of Our Teshuva

We’ve been through a lot together this year.

The pages of The Jewish Link and our online platform have captured our community’s triumphs and, at times, some of its most troubling

A New Year With New Hope

Harvey. Irma. Charlottesville. Barcelona. Trump. Clinton. Obama. Halamish. Kim Jong-un. Iranian threats. Mahwah. Jose?

It seems like it doesn’t take but a blink of an eye for the 24-hour news cycle to

Help Is Needed in Houston

There’s a time in the life of a nation when there is no need for explanations or descriptions thrown around to underscore a point. This is one of those times.

Our fellow Jewish community members and countless numbers of

If Iranian Violations Continue, Trump Should Shut Down the Deal

During his presidential election campaign, President Trump called the Obama administration-brokered nuclear deal with Iran a “bad deal.”

Earlier this week, for the second time in his six months in

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