Monday, February 17, 2020


Chutzpah in Our Streets and Beyond

I recently walked by a local yeshiva and was intentionally taunted by a student who shouted

We Must Stand With the Constitution

Those who suffered 2,000 years of persecution surely recognize the danger of a government that has abandoned the principle of equal justice under the law. There is now the clear and present danger that progressives—who have their own set of laws—will buy every available election this November 6, with billions of taxpayer

A Letter to Graduating Seniors


As I sit down to write this article, I am just days away from attending my first significant graduation as a father. True, it is an elementary school graduation and not a high school one, but those milestone moments at any age prompt parents to think about the words of wisdom

No More War in the Middle East

First, you must know that I am an ardent Zionist. Everything I will say after this is predicated upon my love of the Jewish people and of Israel. So here we go.

I believe that most people simply want to live their lives in peace, earning enough money to feed themselves, their wife

Jews and Politics: Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

Ask any Jew how smart Jews are, and they immediately wax poetic on how many Nobel Prizes they’ve won and how great their achievements have been, out of all proportion to their numbers, in the fields of science, literature, law, technology, medicine, military, etc.  However, amid all their

Abbas Propagates Terrible Image; Little Difference Between PA and Hamas

The Simon Wiesenthal Center urges the governments of Germany and France to lead the European Union in condemning the weaponization of anti-Semitism by the Palestinians and their enablers in the media. The statement comes in response to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ posing for

We Say They’re Anti-Semitic. They Say We’re Islamophobic. We’re Both Right.

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been sitting in class and someone has said an Islamophobic comment. They make me grind my teeth, but I don’t say anything because I’m surrounded by people who would never understand the point I want to make; they’d attack me for even opening my mouth about it.

Helmets Make a Big Difference

Just wanted to respond to “Tisha B’Av Tragedy” (Letters to the Editor, March 8, 2018 ) and possibly provide some helpful information:

There are so many cyclists, from fundraising events such as the many that are

Lebanon’s Very Real Threat to Israel

The last issue of Jewish Link (March 8, 2018) had a number of articles on the AIPAC conference and depicted a virtual love-fest between the United States and Israel. Also in his AIPAC speech, Netanyahu called Iran the greatest existential threat to Israel, and America seems

Tisha B’Av Tragedy: A Tale of Two Cyclists 

It was the summer of 1971 (12 days in the month of Av). My 27-year-old brother, Heshy, a physician at New York Hospital, was riding his bike to daven Shacharit at a shul on the east side of Manhattan. Sadly, he never made it to shul. He was hit by a city bus and died of his injuries.

Crying for Rabbinic Leadership

Over the past year or two, we in the traditional and Orthodox communities have waged a spirited debate over the role of women in public worship, the tension between classical halacha and modern thought toward homosexuality and the LGBTQ communities and what should be the width and length of our definition of

A Heartfelt Plea to Save a Young Woman’s Life

A close family friend and young member of a community close to our hearts suffers from kidney failure and must have a kidney transplant, blood type A or O.

Our family friend is associated with

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