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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Editorials

Precision-Guided Assassination Sends a Message

It was a shot between terrorism’s eyes.

An IAF precision-guided missile entered the Gaza window of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu Al-Ata and his wife, killing them both.

With this act, Israel has sent a compelling message to Hamas, Iran and indeed the world that

Experiencing the Promise of Our Children

A week after a Democratic presidential wannabe urged the carving up of the Memorandum of Understanding between Israel and the United States, over 400 high school students from New Jersey and across the nation lobbied members of Congress to keep that relationship sacred.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders told J-Street conference delegates that part of the $3.8

An Encouraging Pompeo Visit to Israel

We were encouraged that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, if anything, to calm internal nerves.

Indeed, there have been rising concerns about Middle East stability since the Trump administration decided to withdraw U.S. forces from Northern Syria,

A Temporary Structure, With Memories to Last Forever

Sukkah hopping, ushpizin, posters of the Kotel, artwork made by generations of children. Some of that artwork was made by you and, now, your children. Strings of lights that turn your sukkah into a magical place after the sun sets.

Aromas from steamy, hot soups and stews from recipes handed down like

Let’s Make Service Part of Our Teshuva

We’ve been through a lot together this year.

The pages of The Jewish Link and our online platform have captured our community’s triumphs and, at times, some of its most troubling challenges.

Be it communal responses to a person in need of a kidney transplant,

Shana Tova. A Happy 5780!

Unthinkable mass synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and Poway.

Nikki Haley, arguably Israel’s greatest U.N. defender, steps down.

Not one, but two razor-thin close elections in Israel within five months of each other.

Democrats,

300 Issues and Counting

As we approach Rosh Hashanah and our milestone 300th issue, we at 

The Jewish Link would like to take a moment to reflect on the past six and a half years. It has been quite a journey, and we are exceedingly grateful to be here, as the leading community paper and platform for our community here in

Hoping for Unity in Israel

After a difficult, albeit inclusive election day in Israel, it is our hope that the nation can come together in a show of unity.

Whether it’s Likud or Blue and White leading the government, the last thing Israel needs to do is weaken itself through divisiveness. Its enemies would love to see the Jewish

The Clarity of Annexation

And why not?

In 2005, Israel, then under the leadership of the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, made the unilateral decision to disengage Israel from Gaza. The process was painful and difficult.

There was the hope that the Palestinian residents of Gaza would take the

Threat Is on the Uptick in Lebanon

With its leader still working to form a clear majority and voter turnout predicted to be low on September 17 in Israel, the last issue the Jewish State and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to have was any sort of engagement with Hezbollah.

Yet after the near miss of an anti-tank projectile aimed

Extending Blessings for the New School Year

Certainly this space is usually occupied by comment on issues facing the region, nation, Israel and the world.

This time, in this space, we simply want to wish all of our children a wonderful, fresh new school year.

We’re extending those wishes as well to parents

Issues That Unite Us, and People Who Divide Us

We understand that this is a fraught issue. In its entire existence as a state, Israel has permitted critics of every level to tour the country, to meet with government officials and members of Knesset. Many of those same critics have gone on so-called “Israel-warts-and-all” tours, which include meetings with Israeli officials in