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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Editorials

The Jewish Link, Opinions and the ‘Muddled Middle’

We at The Jewish Link have long tried hard to be perceived as staying solidly in the “muddled middle” of our community on tricky issues involving halacha and mesorah. We often like to think that we represent the “mainstream” or “consensus” views in these areas, while recognizing that there may be those on the right and left who

Welcoming Elan Carr to His New Position

Pittsburgh.

A 57 percent increase in anti-Semitism.

Random acts of violence against Jews in cities and towns all over the nation.

The time could not be more urgent for the job Elan Carr was appointed to do.

RCBC Draws ‘Boundary Line’ on Women Rabbis

The Jewish community is certainly not immune to the winds of change blowing through contemporary society. A Teaneck synagogue, Congregation Netivot Shalom, has twice hired a woman seeking semicha at Yeshivat Maharat as a rabbinic intern. The shul is ably and sensitively led by the much beloved Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot, a department chair at SAR High School and a

DMI Is Arriving on the Scene Just in Time

In December of 2016, then Secretary of State John Kerry unleashed an hour and a half of invective against Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state.

His screed came just months after his boss, President Barack Obama, pushed through, against Israel’s protests, the Iran Nuclear Deal, even though

Supporting Gottheimer’s Golan Resolution

New Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer got it so on point recently when he introduced a resolution urging the United States to formally recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

There is no more vital time than now for the Trump Administration to validate the New Jersey Congressman’s

Democrats Were Right to Pull Away From Women’s March

Louis Farrakhan.

A man who would compare Jews to “termites” and refer to Hitler as a “great man” and Judaism as a “gutter religion.”

How much connection to the Women’s March does anyone need from Louis Farrakhan to viscerally understand that this is a

Gov. Murphy, Thank You For Making Us Safer!

With his signature, Gov. Phil Murphy, before the over 300 assembled at YBH of Passaic on Tuesday, dramatically improved the safety of the state’s Jewish schools and those of other faiths.

The governor signed into law legislation that doubles the security allocation for the state’s nonpublic schools.

TVAC Honors Eizik With ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Jay “Yaakov” Eizik was honored on Tuesday night at the Teaneck Town Council meeting, with the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps Lifetime Achievement Award. Joining TVAC in 1985, Eizik has responded to 1755 calls. 

(l-r) Jay Eizik, with fellow TVAC members Deputy Mayor Mark “Mendy”

2018 Was a Year of Growth in So Many Ways for Israel

Gaza. BDS. New elections. Yet another U.N. resolution condemning Israel.

The list of negative connections to Israel seems to go on and on, typically with many of world anti-Semitism’s usual suspects (Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, etc.) grabbing the media’s attention.

As

MAZAL TOV!

The Jewish Link wishes a heartfelt mazal tov to Rabbi David and Dr. Miriam Hirsch and Rabbi Chaim and Chavie Hagler on the engagement of their children Esther and Tzvi! Mazal tov to Tzvi’s grandparents, Jewish Link columnists Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Glick and Contributing Editor Nina Glick, and Pauline Hagler. Esther is a former

Netanyahu Gets Our Early Vote to Remain PM

Let history be our judge. April 9 is not the time for Israel to be led by anyone else but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

So what if it is a record-fifth election? So what of his longevity in passing founding Prime Minister David Ben Gurion?

If we are mentioning

Golan Status? Something for Israel to Review

In the spring of 2000, some 13 years prior to the founding of The Jewish Link of New Jersey, a group of African-American elected officials from around the nation took an information-gathering trip to Israel.

At the same time, there was talk of Israel negotiating with Syria about the future of the Golan