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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Editorials

Meet Hillel Bernstein

Meet Hillel Bernstein (pictured above), a 5-year old local Jewish Link fan and avid reader of the paper, whose parents recently told the JLNJ that his favorite part of the paper is the weather box on page 9. Thanks to Hillel, the JLNJ has refrained from cutting the weather box the past few weeks, despite heavy pressure to do so.

Our Special Yachad Family Shabbaton

Parenting is no easy task, and, as we all know, the experience is filled with many ups and downs and highs and lows. Parenting a child with autism and special needs—as my wife and I do—is no different, 

although I like to argue that the highs and lows can perhaps be a bit more extreme

Throwing Shade at the Iran Nuke Deal

“This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will.” —President Donald J. Trump

It wasn’t going to happen.

Not as long as President Donald Trump and Secretary of State

Teaneck: Vote Katz, Kaplan, Dunleavy for Town Council

It’s election time again in Teaneck, where just under half of our readership lives and where we currently deliver our newspaper via free home delivery to nearly 4,000 households.

As our community continues to grow, with new schools, existing schools and shuls expanding and new developments

We Need to Exit the Iran Deal

Iran Lied.

That’s what the huge poster at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Monday presentation to the world shouted out.

He has addressed Congress about the Obama administration’s flawed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with five other

When the ‘Other’ Is ‘Us’

It wasn’t too long ago that most of us thought that heroin or any other opioid addiction happened to people in “other” communities, certainly not the Orthodox Jewish world.

And it wasn’t too long ago when our concept of the supply line of addiction reached in our mind’s eye went

At 70, Celebrating All That Israel Is

“THE STATE OF ISRAEL will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all

Are You Buckling Under the Weight of Day School Tuition?

Teach NJS will hold its annual legislative breakfast this Sunday, April 15, from 9-11 a.m. at the Marriott Glenpointe in Teaneck. As this Orthodox Union-sponsored group advocates for fair state funding of nonpublic schools, including day schools and yeshivot, we feel it is important to partner with them as well and encourage our readers to

Can Jews Stand Aside on Syria?

All indications are strongly suggesting that the Bashar al-Assad regime used chemical weapons, ostensibly a barrel bomb containing toxic chlorine gas, on a rebel-held Syrian town…yet again.

This time, the Russian- and Iranian-backed Syrian government used its stockpile of poison gas on its own people

Next Year in Jerusalem at the Embassy

Every year, we end our Sedarim by singing with hope and enthusiasm “Next Year in Jerusalem.”

It is unquestionably a beautiful part of our tradition.

This year, when we come to the Seder’s conclusion, it will, in fact, be just the beginning. For this time we will

Finding Inspiration at the Annual Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

After leaving my shul this past Motzei Shabbat and hearing the always inspiring and heartfelt words of my rabbi, Rabbi Larry Rothwachs of Teaneck’s Congregation Beth Aaron, I felt I should write something both about what I heard at the drasha and a bit more about my connection to the minhag of the rabbi’s Shabbat HaGadol

Mourning the Loss of a Friend: Rabbi Ozer Glickman, z”l

There have been and will be many words used to describe Rav Ozer Glickman, z”l, since his sudden passing early this week. Scholar, rabbi, father, teacher, husband, investment banker, wordsmith, grandfather, risk management expert, composer, linguist, trader, conversationalist, sports fan, philosopher, ethicist, chazan, wit,