Monday, September 25, 2017


AMIT Bar Ilan Enjoys Second Win in National Cyber Competition

Ramat Gan, Israel—For the second consecutive year, students from AMIT Ginsburg Bar Ilan Gush Dan Junior and Senior High School for Boys won first place in the Junior High division of the national cyber championship, which was run last week by the Ministry of Education. In addition, a team of  ninth-grade students from AMIT

Help a Young Woman Achieve Her Dream

Adi Goldman of Raanana, Israel, is a charming, personable young woman who dreams of attending medical school. For Goldman, however, fulfilling this dream goes beyond merely graduating from college with good grades and taking the MCATs.

Goldman, the niece of Jewish Link staff member

A Glimpse at the Life of a Puah Mashgicha

They’re Puah’s unsung heroes, found at the very heart of our organization’s vast operations. Our more than 100 mashgichot, or halachic supervisors, make themselves available at any time, at any place, day in, day out, in order to be present at every single procedure requiring supervision that a couple undergoes.

This Passover, Free Your Mind

There is a well-known tension at the heart of the Passover holiday. The Haggadah contains a debate about whether the story of the Exodus is primarily a transition from slavery to freedom or from the worship of foreign deities to the worship of God. In other words, is Passover a holiday that celebrates autonomy or the beginning of

Opening Teens’ Minds to Prayer

NCSY and Legacy 613 are helping teens infuse prayer with meaning.

Before teens can effectively talk to God, tefillah needs to talk to them.

Tefillah is not only one of the core parts of Judaism, but of any solid yeshiva education, sometimes performed

Scraping By

As a writer, I tend to spend a lot of time cleaning, mostly to push off writing articles.  Except before Pesach, when I write articles to push off cleaning. So today, the plan is to write an article about cleaning. I think the universe is going to explode. But at least if it does, I can use that as an excuse to

More Than Matzah: Pesach Associations From All Around the World

Jews everywhere celebrate Pesach with the same familiar traditions. But you’d be surprised how many regional traditions there are. While we are joined by a common heritage, no two Jewish communities are the same. Israel is the ultimate Jewish melting pot with olim from around the world bringing their local customs with

For Kids With Reading Disabilities, Pesach Could Be a Recipe for Anxiety

Here’s how to prevent uncomfortable situations during the seder when your child has dyslexia or another reading disability

There’s a lot of reading involved in a haggadah, which can make the Pesach seder exhausting for the average child. For the child with reading

Enjoy ‘Redemption, Then and Now’ at Your Seder

Review of Redemption, Then and Now: Pesah Haggada With Essays and Commentary. By Rabbi Benjamin Blech. Hardcover. 318 pages. $24.95. ISBN: 978 1-940516-738

For Passover 2017, the best-selling author of several books on Judaism now shares his insights into Seder night with the

Camp 613 Is Ready for Summer

Summer is just around the corner and the staff at Camp 613 couldn’t be more excited for what’s in store! Camp 613 is located at Lifeplex Health Club, in Monsey, New York. Now in its 16th season of operation and in its 10th season at Lifeplex, Camp 613 continues to expand its outstanding programming in a facility that is truly one of a

Tips for a Peaceful Home on Yom Tov

A number of years ago, a parent of teenagers and adult children once told a group at a Shabbos table that she was going to suggest that famed children’s book writers Stan and Jan Berenstain (now, sadly, gone) write a new book called the Berenstain Bears and Too Much Yuntif.

While an ideal

My Dinner at Nothing: Dining at the World’s Most Exclusive Kosher Restaurant

I was on the Whitestone Bridge on my way to JFK to catch a flight to Israel, when I got the call. A masculine voice, with a slight yeshivish accent, simply said, “There was a cancellation. We have a spot for you at Nothing tonight at eight if you want it.” I debated for a moment as to whether it was a crank call or not; but

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