Tuesday, December 11, 2018


The Jewish Link Chol Hamoed Activity Guide

Chol Hamoed dates: Wednesday, September 26 through Sunday, September 30 

Please enjoy The Jewish Link’s updated guide to help you enjoy Chol Hamoed to its fullest.

New York

Staten Island Fun Park

A Pre-Simchat Torah Message to Parents of Teens

In a few short weeks, Jews all over the world will unite in celebrating the annual completion of the Torah-reading cycle. Communities, families and individuals will participate in a range of communal festivities, including singing, dancing, learning and dining. For many centuries, Simchat Torah, the climax

A ‘Proud Jewish-Amercan,’ Sen. Jeff Klein Seeks Re-Election

On Thursday, September 13, incumbent New York State Senator Jeff Klein faces challenger Alessandra Biaggi in a primary election to determine who will be the Democratic candidate for the 34th senate district in the general election this November. The original date for the primary was set to be

Kosher Food Trucks Pop Up in New Rochelle

Earlier this summer, YINR launched an innovative project to bolster kosher dining options in the community. A frequent question posted on Facebook’s “Great Kosher Restaurant Foodies” group is for recommendations of Westchester County kosher dining options. At the present

Holocaust Survivor’s Prison Tag Remains a Mystery

Several months ago, Helene Kamioner of Riverdale, New York, received an unexpected email from Esther Gold, a relative living in Detroit, stating that Yad Vashem had contacted her about a prisoner identification tag that had been traced back to Helene’s father, Yechiel

The Last Remaining Sefarim Store in the Bronx

The founder of Riverdale Judaica, “Reb Yisroel,” as he likes to be known, was practically born with a sefer in hand. Born and bred in Crown heights, Yisroel is the product of the Lubavitch yeshiva system. Sefarim was his love and what he knew best. When he wanted to expand to his own store,

A First-Hand Account of Rocket Fire in Sderot

I was sent the following story by my daughter, an IDF lone soldier combat medic serving north of Sderot. The author is a young man named Michi, another lone soldier medic in her “garin.” The postscript to this

Documentary Highlighting Plight of Wounded IDF Veterans to Be Shown on Tisha B’Av

(Courtesy of Jerusalem U) Following the international launch of the film “When The Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope” on Israel’s

Desperation, Despair and Doing: Dealing With Devastation and Destruction

The Gemara in Gittin 56b tells a story about R. Yochanan ben Zakkai, the leader of the Jewish people at the time of the destruction of the Temple, talking to the Roman general Vespasian who was laying siege to Jerusalem. After he impressed Vespasian with his wisdom,

Tisha B’Av: A Springboard for What’s Next 

We are coming into a weighty few days in this last run up to Tisha B’Av.

The Chafetz Chaim shares a beautiful insight in his Sefer Shmirat Halashon (Sha’ar Hatevuna, Perek 11) about two children sitting at their

Keeping the Faith

Reviewing: “Torah From the Years of Wrath 1939-1943: The Historical Context of the Aish Kodesh” by Henry Abramson. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. 2017. English. ISBN-13: 978-1975983727. $24.95.

RPM Raceway Opens Stamford, CT Racing Experience

(Courtesy of RPM Raceway) RPM Raceway, America’s ultimate all-electric indoor karting and entertainment

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