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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Editorials

Remembering Rabbi Zlotowitz, z”l

The Jewish Link joins the rest of the Jewish world in our expression of condolences for Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, z”l, who passed away last Friday.

You may or may not have known his name. But say the name ArtScroll and there’s assuredly instant recognition. Rabbi Zlotowitz, in providing

Like Father, Like Son

Kudos to Donald Trump Jr. for calling it so accurately.

Memories are fresh when it comes to the subject of the media getting it insanely wrong about terrorism in Israel.

UNRWA, There’s More to Discover

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) discovered fully constructed terror tunnels under two of its schools in Gaza.

Shocker.

And perhaps even more surprising, the agency actually condemned Hamas and demanded that it seal the tunnels. The schools are to be

Make Your Child Aware of Abuse Risks at Sleepaway Camp

When children go to an overnight camp for the first, second or even the fourth time, they are excited and prepped for an array of new experiences. Camping, for many observant children, provides an exhila­rating opportunity to learn, study and recre­ate in an entirely unique environment, with different inspirations, different

How to Fight Cancer

If Dr. Josh Lipsitz knew of Maweya Abu Salah, we are certain he would have davened for her remission from cancer. Sadly, the West Bank Arabic woman died in an East Jerusalem hospital.

Her death, and who was to blame for delaying her family from joining her at her bedside, was the focus of a recent

The Gubernatorial Primary Everyone Tuned Out

I don’t watch “television” anymore. I use my iPad to watch my preferred programming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. I also have blocked most email spam and I almost never listen to the messages on my home answering machine, which we have been meaning to get rid of for a couple of years, but we just haven’t gotten around to it.

A Memorable Week

We are familiar with the old Yiddish proverb “Man plans and God laughs.”

Well, that proverb seemed especially fitting when we here at The Jewish Link looked ahead and saw Memorial Day and Shavuot falling on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, our busiest days of the week for sales, news gathering, editing

Touting School Choice, Republican Hirsh Singh Aims for Governorship

Teaneck—Even as many New Jersey voters continue to process the outcome of the presidential election this past November, the New Jersey gubernatorial primary coming up this Tuesday has the potential to influence more from the ground up than even Donald Trump.

Eleven

A Week to Remember in Israel

What a week.

It’s not lost on us, during this time when we celebrate the hard-won, much-prayed-for 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, that Donald Trump, the president of the world’s most powerful nation, would pray at the Kotel, the iconic symbol of that reunification. He is the

OHEL OXC—What a Day!

To me, a former professional fundraiser turned publisher, one of the most fascinating developments in the connected worlds of philanthropy, tzedakah and chesed is the significant growth in “extreme” events or “endurance fundraising,” as some like to call it.

While

The Jewish Link Salutes Our Chidon Winners

Sometimes it’s good to take a deep breath of fresh air and inhale the celebratory oxygen of Jewish education and the continuity it ensures.

In our pages this week, just days prior to the celebration of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem, we report on the collective nachat that was the 2017

Am I a Lonely Woman of Faith?

Part I

A few weeks ago, I was deeply moved when my daughter, on a Friday afternoon, told me that she could tell Shabbos was coming because she recognized the smell. What she smelled was my simmering chicken soup, co-lingering with roasting meat and vegetables. Maybe there was a batch of