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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Editorials

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

Can Jerusalem Be Fired?  Marking Lag B’Omer in 2017

This is the time we remember Rabbi Akiva and his students and the teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar and the fourth most mentioned sage of the Mishnah.

Rabbi Shimon could never forget the terrible sight of his beloved master and teacher, Rabbi Akiva, being tortured to death by

Kudos to Montclair State University’s Anti-BDS Vote

It’s not difficult to find disheartening anti-Israel news from around the world.

So it was very encouraging to learn that something positive happened practically in our own backyard.

Last week, the Montclair State University Student Government Association, by a vote

Support Camp HASC This Sat. Night in Teaneck!

For many in our readership and community, Camp HASC is a familiar cause. Many have strong ties and connections there—some have worked there as counselors or staff in our younger years, or our children and their friends have worked there. I feel like many, if not most, know what HASC is or at least what it is

Making the Holocaust Matter

For all of those people who looked to criticize President Donald Trump for not mentioning the Jews during International Holocaust Remembrance Day earlier this year, we strongly feel this can be put behind us now.

Indeed, President Trump’s words this week at both the World Jewish Congress and the annual

ISIS and the Sinai

While we come out of the season commemorating our exodus from Mitzrayim and the celebration of our freedom under the protection of Hashem, we are nonetheless still concerned of news from Egypt.

Just prior to Passover, dozens of Coptic Christians were murdered by ISIS terrorists while worshipping Palm

A Chag Pesach Kasher V’Sameach

We know there’s a great deal happening in this complicated world.

Approaching Pesach, we want to thank you for opening these pages, patronizing our loyal advertisers and seeing your synagogues, schools, sports teams, Jewish leaders, Jewish organizations and, most importantly, yourselves from the front

Celebrating AIPAC’s Shining Stars

If ever there was a star that shined the brightest from the constellation of speakers at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, then this year it was unquestionably Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Yes, there was a great Mike Pence, who drew the audience to its

For AIPAC Confab, What  a Difference a Year Makes

Pardon the cliché, but as the saying goes, “What a difference a year makes!”

As we approach the annual AIPAC Policy Conference that will attract thousands of delegates from all over the U.S. and the world, the goals and focus from last year will be dramatically obvious.

The Jewish Link Partners With Monsey.com to Launch New Newspaper

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and its affiliated Jewish Link Media Group are proud to announce the launch on March 23 of its newest print publication—The Monsey.com print edition—which will serve the thriving greater Monsey and Rockland County-area Jewish communities. The new publication, which will print every other Thursday

The Shopping Maven Joins The Jewish Link Media Group

The Jewish Link of New Jersey (JLNJ) and its affiliated Jewish Link Media Group are excited and proud to welcome The Shopping Maven into the growing Jewish Link family of publications. The Shopping Maven, founded two years ago by Aaron and Dina Klein of Teaneck, is a glossy-format bi-monthly magazine that is distributed widely in