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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Editorials

Sending a Much Needed Message to Iran

Whether or not a Senate bill that improves or abrogates the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal is passed, we believe that the president’s recently announced intention to decertify that pact has merit.

President Donald Trump said last week he would ask Congress to modify the agreement that was

Don’t Guard Your Tongue? TMI and the Confessional Personal Essay

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of a piece published in The Jewish Link online on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. To read the full version, visit https://tinyurl.com/ybfs67sg

The English word confession is not necessarily a word I

Survey Highlights Staggering Price of Jewish Education

Nishma, a one-year-old sociological and market research firm which previously published a study about Orthodox Jews who became non-religious, published a new study on September 28th, titled “The Nishma Profile of American Modern Orthodox Jews.” While the survey attempts to present an objective view of the

A Real Example of Sukkot’s Message

Frail.

Temporary.

Yet filled with joy.

We’ve heard these messages before when it comes to Sukkot. Our sukkot are built to reflect the vulnerability of our people. They are structures in which we experience happiness, though they,

A Look Back at Our First Sukkot Edition: What a Painful Experience...for Everyone! 

Publisher’s Note: Now that The Jewish Link has published 200 editions and we are nearing our fifth anniversary in March, I have begun, finally, to get some perspective on our paper’s first editions and some of the things I overcame in the early days to make sure the paper came out on time. The Jewish Link’s first year was

Looking Inward as We Celebrate Our 200th Edition

The email from one of my editors came in early this past Monday. It read simply and briefly:

Dear Moshe:

Will we include some acknowledgement of the 200th issue?

A publisher’s letter would be really

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 or

A New Year With New Hope

Harvey. Irma. Charlottesville. Barcelona. Trump. Clinton. Obama. Halamish. Kim Jong-un. Iranian threats. Mahwah. Jose?

It seems like it doesn’t take but a blink of an eye for the 24-hour news cycle to turn over one pressing issue into the next.

Last year at Rosh

Remembering Jerry Gottesman

At first thought, it’s difficult to imagine a world without Jerry Gottesman.

The vision and work of Mr. Gottesman, who passed away Sunday at age 87 in Israel with wife Paula of 55 years by his side, will continue to make the Jewish educational world grow stronger for generations to come.

Support FC’s Friendship Walk This Sunday!

Our community has so many great organizations doing so many good things and this paper is privileged to be a vehicle and paper of record for many of them. Yet we would be remiss with this edition not to mention and highlight and promote the Friendship Circle’s Friendship Walk this Sunday at Votee Park in Teaneck at 11AM.

Our paper has featured

Serving Others, Serving Hashem

Rabbi Shimon the Righteous talks about the three “pillars” that the world rests upon:

Torah, avoda and gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness). Pirkei Avot 1:2

 Our community has answered the needs of our people in all corners of this world

Project Yechi: Saving Lives Simply

This past Motzei Shabbat/Sat. night, I was privileged to be able to attend the wonderful Project Yechi Annual BBQ at Cong. Keter Torah. Over 800 people came out to support this wonderful and truly unique organization founded and continued in the memory of Chaim Feigenbaum z”l. Their mission is simply to help families struggling