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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Editorials

My Shabbat With 58 Kidney Donors

Over the course of each of the family-style Shabbat meals last weekend at the Radisson Hotel in Piscataway, New Jersey, at the first-ever Renewal Kidney Donor Appreciation Shabbaton, person after person told me the story of their kidney donation. What bound their stories together was that, for them, donating a kidney was

Security Concerns and  the Delegitimization of Hate

Our community has its concern focused on the ever-growing number of Jewish Community Centers and Jewish schools that have received harrowing, chilling bomb threats since the beginning of 2017, including those in our readership area. We have also witnessed unthinkable cruelty in seeing hundreds of tombstones toppled in Jewish cemeteries in

Celebrating The Jewish Link’s Fourth Birthday

It is with much hakarat hatov to the community that our publishers, editors and staff celebrate our fourth anniversary bringing you, our readers, an ever-increasing collection of news and features for your Shabbat enjoyment. The truth is, as more and more of the world goes digital, we have never been only perceived as a Shabbat paper, since

Training the Next Generation of Link Reporters

Jewish Link Editor Elizabeth Kratz joined Mrs. Chana Greenberg’s fifth grade girls at RYNJ for their yearly coaching session on how to write and edit their upcoming Shushan Link newspaper. One of the Shushan Link’s articles is selected annually to be published in The Jewish Link’s Purim edition.

We Are A  Nation Built on Religious Tolerance

Instead of criticizing President Donald Trump’s condemnation of recent spikes in anti-Semitism like we’ve seen from left-leaning media outlets, we’d like to validate his words as important and timely. President Trump said on Tuesday, “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community at community centers are horrible and are a

Join Us This Sunday to Support SINAI Schools

We at The Jewish Link are proud that one of the jewels of our Jewish community is SINAI Schools, which creates individualized yeshiva day school educations for our children with special needs. With SINAI preparing to grow and expand to include SAR in the coming fall of 2018, we are proud to have some small part in partnering with

Reaching a Goal of Better Understanding

By now, most of us have either read or learned of the Orthodox Union’s recent seven-member rabbinic panel who issued important direction on the issue of women’s roles within Orthodoxy.

We appreciated that for the first time in many weeks, the discussion around the Shabbos table perhaps moved away

Empowering Orthodox Women Leaders

The Orthodox Union courageously undertook the issue of the important current and future roles of women in our community.

As a result of deep discussion, with a rabbinic response from a distinguished seven-member rabbinic panel, which included our own Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger, Rabbi Benjamin Yudin and Rabbi

A ‘Supreme’ Tale Full of Sound and Fury

Even before President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, 49, who serves on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a boisterous, furious crowd had formed on the steps of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

For many, it

Kol HaBirah, a New Jewish Link Newspaper, Launches in the Nation’s Capital

With the changeover in government administrations in our nation’s capital, we couldn’t have selected a more perfect time for the launching of Kol HaBirah, The Jewish Link’s newest affiliate publication that will cover the news of Jewish interest both inside the Beltway and outside the Beltway. “We’re excited and

Obama’s Antagonistic Anti-Israel Moves Continue to the End

If there was ever a reason to defend former President Barack Obama’s record on Israel, then there is also every reason to feel betrayed.

Indeed, Obama proved his mettle when just hours before the swearing in of Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th president, Obama was secretly having his

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