Friday, May 29, 2020


The Late Show (In Defense of Late Maariv)

“Hey! Where do you think you’re


Someone stopped me dead in my tracks as I thought I was making a quick exit.

I was leaving synagogue between Mincha and Maariv, the afternoon and evening prayers, which are often done

A Simple Solution to Loud Music Problems at Simchas

“What Your Wedding Band Wishes You Knew,” (The Jewish Link, November 17, 2016) says, “People often say the music is too loud.” The bands or the author go on to excuse this by talking about keeping the crowd moving. But does anyone ever complain that the music is not loud enough? If not, then clearly the crowd does not want to be

Nina Glick’s ‘Carve a Date’ Article Sends New Faces to Woodworking Shop in Gush

Meeting lovely people seems to be part and parcel of this wonderful adventure we’re enjoying while setting up our new business at The Workshop Gush Etzion and Mandy Broder Judaica Creations. Nina Glick is one of those people. We met her only once, but have been in touch many times since, mostly due to her desire to help us reach as many

Modern Orthodox Jews Must Rally Around Rabbi Berman’s YU Appointment

Kudos to the editorial staff of The Jewish Link for imploring our community to support Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, the President-elect of Yeshiva University (“Support for YU’s New President,” November 17, 2016). While much attention has understandably been directed toward the President-elect of the United States these last few weeks, I

The Silent Epidemic

Ever since Donald Trump started campaigning for this election I have been greatly distraught. I have been anxious because it seems to me that the overall Orthodox Jewish community has been utterly blind to the danger and threat Trump has created. I don’t understand how a people who has been persecuted for nearly 5,000 years cannot smell

Trump, Who Enables Neo-Nazis, Should Not Be Supported by Jews

I am outraged by Jews who support Donald Trump.

I am outraged by Jews who know every word in Tanach, Mishna and Gemara, which contain the words, “And a stranger shalt thou not oppress; for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt,” and yet support someone who

Election Reflections Shared With Excitement, Gratitude and Admiration

Another election cycle has drawn to a close and the American people have chosen Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. Many voters, of divergent political leanings, have expressed gratitude that the months of campaigning have finally wrapped up. Yet I am grateful for something else, and it’s meaningful to me

J Street Is Getting It Wrong

Once again, J Street is getting it wrong.

The group, according to the website Politico, is circulating a memo among members of the Democratic Party’s drafting committee calling for a “balanced position” that includes recognizing Palestinian claims to Eastern Jerusalem.

Jewish Organizations Need to Step Up

Dear Editor,

Where are the organizations who are supposed to help, protect and advance Jewish interests and values during this time of continual attacks in college and institutional settings? Attacks are occurring throughout the United States from coast to coast. Little is being

Letters to the Editor

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

Survivor Shares His Holocaust Story With Local Children

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

Letter to the Editor

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

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