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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Editorials

A Special Pesach

Coming back to work and real life after a beautiful Pesach where I tried to do as little paper-related work as possible is never easy and this week was pretty challenging. But I made it back and I am sitting here now fully in the throes of another intense deadline day…and I am still thinking about Pesach, as I think many of our

Chag Kasher V’Sameach

As Passover 5779 brings us together at the seder table, let’s be a link to one another.

Know a family or couple, single or elderly person who is going to be alone on Passover? It’s not too late to invite them over. Give them a link to your family, to a community.

The AG’s Important Message for Facebook

It’s gone too far. Even for Facebook.

But especially for Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and New Jersey’s Division on Civil Rights.

There are rampant social media accusations that the quality of life in Ocean County is “under assault” and that a group of

Hoping for Post-Election Unity in Israel

Next Thursday, the world will be moon watching as Israel lands its historic scheduled lunar spacecraft.

Two days prior, however, Israel will be brought down to earth with an election that arguably has never meant more to this democracy, just 71 years young.

The Prime

A Day to Remember in Our Nation’s Capital

On a day when Israel was responding to a terrorist-fired rocket causing personal injury to seven members of the same Moshav Mishmeret family in Central Israel, President Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence responded with history-making resolve and unquestioned support.

While 18,000 AIPAC delegates were nearby

AIPAC: A Time for Vocal Passion and Quiet Reflection

For the third time in as many years, I attended the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., this week. I have said it before and I’ll repeat it now: if you have never attended the policy conference, you are missing out. You are missing out on the most supportive bipartisan experience imaginable. You are missing out on being

Wishing Our Readers a Freilichen Purim

This is a time of the year when we gladly remember that good will ultimately prevail over evil.

It is a space in time when we celebrate Esther and Mordechai.

That time could not have arrived with more urgency.

Last week, while

The Democratic Party’s Shame

Last week in this very space we gave our backing to what we thought would be a US House of Representatives resolution condemning anti-Semitism and mentioning the atrocious language of freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

But the resolution that passed was not the same one we expected at press time. Instead

With Nefesh B’Nefesh I’ve Got Aliyah on My Mind

The Jewish Link’s readership and community is relatively diverse and broad but if there is one thing that I feel is shared by nearly all our readers and community, it is the very strong and visceral connection that many of us feel to the land of Israel. As part of my sales pitch to Israel-based advertisers, I often like to say

Protecting Jewish Americans From Hate

We strongly want to voice our support for this week’s House of Representatives resolution condemning anti-Semitism.

More so, we want to thank the House for expanding anti-Semitism’s definition to include “accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews

Thoughts on the Jewish Link’s Sixth Anniversary

I haven’t written in this space in a while, but the occasion of our paper’s sixth anniversary provided me with the inspiration to tell my editors to set aside a few lines in this week’s edition and to actually make good on my threat of writing. I am doing that now.

As with all

This Is Israel’s Election, Not Ours

Certainly it is news when two of the nation’s largest pro-Israel organizations, namely AIPAC and the AJC, come out strongly in agreement about almost any subject.

That the two advocacy organizations reacted to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s choice to urge the formation of a coalition