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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Editorials

Candidates Do Not Exist in an AIPAC Vacuum

The presidential candidates were on their game and said the right words. But though we may wish them to, candidates don’t exist in an AIPAC vacuum, and few of us are one-issue voters anyway.

Many of us have a history with these candidates going back decades.

The

Our Disposition During the Coming Days

It used to be that on Shabbat morning during the spring and summer I’d bring the local newspaper inside my house because I wanted to see the baseball scores from the previous night’s action. If my team wins, my day is already better. If my team loses, it changes my day.

I know, I know. Shabbat is

Why I Make Project Ezrah Part of My Purim Day

When I was a child, I would hop out of the car with one of my mother’s brightly colored Purim baskets and run up to the houses of our family friends. It was always fun to ring a doorbell and bestow this special, joyful gift. Perhaps my costume was admired, or maybe I was patted on the head, but more than likely I was greeted with

Wiesel Knew His Torah and Israel’s History

In a week of pain and sorrow, the Jewish people lost Hallel Ariel, a 13-year-old girl who was killed as she innocently slept in her Kiryat Arba home last Thursday.

Rabbi Miki Mark, a father of 10, was killed in a drive-by shooting near Hebron the following day.

Then

Showing Our Respect for the U.S.-Israel Relationship

Several years ago, the lower level of the Walter Washington Convention Center in our nation’s capital displayed, in vivid props and models, the process and timetable Iran was using in its quest to formulate military grade nuclear capabilities.

The display was daunting and perhaps prophetic. The

IN MEMORIAM

BIS: A Way to Counteract BDS

With BDS seemingly getting more than its share of news, be it nearby, nationally or across Europe, we were really glad to see an effort to raise awareness start in Teaneck.

Instead of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions), how about we pay attention this time of year to BIS (Buy Israeli Stuff)? Let’s

Brexit Shows Britain Still Impacting Its Former Colonies

Many of us have been holding our collective breaths watching the impact of Brexit on our 401ks, investment portfolios and other areas of our personal and business finances.

And we cast an eye across the world with concern if Israel’s economy will be hit after last Friday’s British referendum to leave

What I Learned From My Impeachment Shabbat

Probably the first and last Shabbat I ever “went to the office” was Saturday, December 19, 1998. I can pinpoint the moment because it was the day President Bill Clinton was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. I was working, at the time, as a legislative assistant to a member of the House from California, the state where I

Sidewalk Complaints Are Cracking Up Teaneck

Teaneck—Everyone in Teaneck wants safe streets and safe sidewalks. People who walk their dogs daily, children who are transported to and from the park in strollers, older residents who take walks with their caregivers via wheelchair, all should be able to perambulate and enjoy our beautiful tree-lined streets without falling over and

‘Linking’ Together the Northern New Jersey Jewish Communities

When we picked the name “Jewish Link” for our paper and media company, we did so because we were serious about connecting our unique Northern New Jersey Jewish communities.

Our kehillot are tied together in so many wonderful ways, be it through family connections, schools, shuls, federations and

Celebrating Our Graduates

We at The Jewish Link are proud of so many things about our community. We wouldn’t work here if we weren’t interested in championing our community institutions, if we didn’t want to highlight our successes, share our strengths and celebrate our solid gold children. Mourning our community’s losses comes with our roles as