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Monday, December 17, 2018

Editorials

Only Monsters Do This

This time it was Shira Ish-Ran, 21, 30 weeks pregnant, and her husband, Amichai, who both suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Their premature baby boy was reported to have passed away at press time.

There is no justification for this kind of violence toward unarmed, helpless civilians.

Support Your Neighbors: Support Project Ezrah This Motzei Shabbat

Project Ezrah’s annual dinner is this Motzei Shabbat at Englewood’s Congregation Ahavath Torah. If you live in Bergen County and are a member of a shul, you received your invitations, viewed emails about the dinner, heard from your local rabbi about it, and perhaps received calls and emails from friends and

A Chance for the UN to Condemn Hamas

In what might be her last important act as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley is going after Hamas.

And rightly so.

It is our hope that civility and reason and force will send a message to this despicable terrorist group on Thursday when the U.N.

Overcoming HW’s ‘Lonely Little Guy’ Description

President George H.W. Bush knew he had made a huge mistake.

The year was 1991 and the President had voiced opposition to $10 billion in loan guarantees to Israel.

He had opposed the loans as a sort of punishment for Israel’s continued West Bank and Gaza

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