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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Editorials

No Reservations About ‘Err-bnb’

It’s called Airbnb.

But now the booking platform would be more appropriately called Err-bnb, because if there was ever a grievous mistake made by any company regarding Israel, this has to be it.

The online platform’s decision to blacklist Jewish-owned rentals in

Enjoy the Bounties of Thanksgiving

No, it’s not a religious holiday, but we think it’s appropriate this Thanksgiving for American Jews to recognize the tremendous support given the Jewish community and Israel by our incredible nation.

There doesn’t seem to be a day that has gone by in recent months when the U.S. doesn’t stand up

An Amazing Day at Kosherfest and Tribeworks

Last Tuesday was one of those jam-packed days in the life and career of a Jewish media professional where I truly feel blessed with the job I have. Although I normally don’t leave our Jewish Link office much on Tuesdays and Wednesdays due to the rigors and stresses imposed by our demanding Wednesday-night deadline cycle, I

Enough Is Enough

In years past, when Israel has had to defend itself against the terror of Hamas, the world community has used the words “excessive force” to condemn the Jewish state.

When close to 400 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza earlier this week, the world’s voices of condemnation stayed quiet,

Celebrate with Us & Yachad on Dec. 1! 

Last year, I published a piece expressing our family’s deep commitment and longstanding connections to, and abiding love and affection for, the work of Yachad in our community. I wrote about how I felt our community has an awareness of what Yachad does, what it has done for decades and what is continues to do, for our

Time to Come Together as One Nation

OK, it’s over.

Finally.

These much-anticipated, often highly divisive, midterm elections have reached an end.

We know that many of our readers perhaps expressed a concern for these midterms more so than any other contests in

We Need Unity Now More Than Ever

Last week, many of us learned of the Tree of Life congregation killings as we emerged from Shabbat.

Some of us, as the Havdalah candle wick is still smoldering, turn on our smartphones or any other preferred screens, fearing we are missing something.

This time,

Be It AIPAC or YUNMUN, Let’s Hear It For the Teens

This is a great time of year to be an Orthodox Jewish teenager in northern New Jersey.

If you are parents of teens or know teens in the area, chances are they aren’t going to be talking about the Giants or the Jets (check their current records), but instead there’s bound to be discussion about the

Welcome to The Jewish Link’s New Look and Feel

Our regular readers have likely noticed by now that this week’s 253rd edition of our paper and, specifically, our cover looks markedly different than the 252 editions that came before it.

You may have thought that your eyes were deceiving you, or perhaps you thought for a second that this was

Let’s Focus on the Midterm Elections

Twenty days. That’s how much time we have until the crucial November 6 midterm elections.

The Jewish Link, over the past several weeks, has been profiling the incumbents and challengers in several important New Jersey races. More are to come.

You think your vote

Where Will Our Child Live?

Seeking housing solutions for our children with special needs.

Most of our friends and by now many of our readers know that my wife and I are the parents of Zev, a sweet and handsome son who has special needs/autism. He is now nearing 18 years old and is currently matriculating in a

The ‘New Sheriff’ We Miss Already

The “new sheriff in town” is, much to our dismay, getting out of Dodge City.

Indeed, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, announced Tuesday she will be leaving her post at year’s end.

That has left those of us who wake up each day with Israel