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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Editorials

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

Assemb. Huttle @ Moriah

Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle (D-Englewood) speaks with The Moriah School’s Head of School Rabbi Daniel Alter about education affordability and security during a Schools in Session visit Wed. (Feb. 24) at Moriah, sponsored by Teach NJS, a coalition of 20 New Jersey Jewish day schools, the Jewish Federations of Northern New Jersey

Front Row Seats at the Presidential Circus

Not too long ago, there was “Jeb!,” Chris Christie “Telling it Like it Is” and even the distant memory of Bobby Jindal “For President.” On the other side of the aisle, there was Lincoln Chafee’s “Fresh Ideas for America,” and Jim Webb’s “Leadership You Can Trust.”

The Republicans

The Loss of a Friend, Justice Antonin Scalia, 79

America’s Jewish community lost a good friend with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died of a heart attack last weekend at the age of 79.

Scalia, who was born in Trenton, told highly regarded attorney Nathan Lewin that when there was no Jewish justice on the Supreme

Support SINAI Schools’ Special Night

For its 30th consecutive year, SINAI Schools will tell its story at the Marriott Glenpointe. Over 800 guests, many of whom have no children or personal connection to SINAI Schools, will come away knowing they have just experienced a beautiful evening of hope, hard work and educational achievement.

Our Focus on Special Needs, Disabilities & Inclusion

I originally intended to write a relatively short piece about how proud we are as a paper to participate in National Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) this February. We are also proud to make this week’s issue of the paper our Special Needs edition (starting on page 41) and doubly proud to feature articles and

Pondering Women’s Prayer at the Wall

Like many Modern Orthodox Jews, we ponder the impact of the Israeli government’s recent decision to permit egalitarian, pluralistic prayer in the Kotel area known as Robinson’s Arch.

The Western Wall Plaza has a prayer area with segregated men and women’s sections in line with Orthodox custom. The

Mazel tov

Mazel tov to former JLNJ intern Ilan Swartz-Brownstein, a beatboxing member of Yeshiva University's a capella group Y-Studs, for making it to the national competition on the upcoming season of America's Got Talent.
We can't wait for your performance from Los Angeles!

Iran’s Despicable Act of ‘Humor’

The Obama Administration worked to release hundreds of billions of dollars to the Iranian regime.

It bought into a nuclear “deal” that at best temporarily delays the inevitable, an Iran with military-grade nuclear capabilities.

Earlier this month, its Navy held 10

Losing Three Precious Souls

The secular year 2016 has started in a sad way. In a mere matter of days we have lost three precious Jewish souls in our local communities.

Daniella Moffson, 21, of the Upper East Side and a Barnard junior, died on a volunteer mission when her bus crashed and overturned in Honduras last