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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Editorials

Losing Three Precious Souls

The secular year 2016 has started in a sad way. In a mere matter of days we have lost three precious Jewish souls in our local communities.

Daniella Moffson, 21, of the Upper East Side and a Barnard junior, died on a volunteer mission when her bus crashed and overturned in Honduras last

We Stand With Fair Lawn’s Leaders

It’s not often that two of our editors drive out to Fair Lawn on a busy workday to meet with the mayor. But it was for more than an interview that made us rush to John Cosgrove’s side this week. It was to express thanks and solidarity to him for standing, constantly, for the security of all of Fair Lawn’s citizens, and particularly to

Becoming True Partners in Torah

For over 22 years, Jews of little or no Torah background, and those who grew up in religious homes and attended yeshiva day schools, have found common ground sitting opposite one another at a table, or sitting, thousands of miles apart, at one end of a telephone.

Partners in Torah is an

Looking Forward to a Better, More Secure 2016

A year ago, as 2014 was melting into 2015, we hoped, as we do each year, for a year of good news and good health for the Jewish people here, in Israel and all over the world.

But it was just a week before the shiny hope we typically bring into a new year was tarnished. Chances were good that

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: 2015 Reflections

2015 was the first full year that Essex and Union counties were “linked” with Bergen through the newspaper formerly known as the Jewish Link of Bergen County, now the Jewish Link of New Jersey. Bergen County has long been associated with Jewish life—its schools, restaurants and other kosher amenities are appreciated and used by many

May Another Force Be With You

Far be it for us to bring down all the enthusiasm for this latest Star Wars experience, but the branding of this movie is not just within the walls of the cinema; it seems like droids and lightsabers are showing up on clothing, toys and school supplies, and certainly will be a hit come time for Purim costumes.

Another Day in ‘Palestine’

Welcome to another day in “Palestine,” where 67 percent of the population favors the recent use of knife attacks and the murder of Israelis. Why aren’t the pro-BDS liberals crying out in condemnation of such a position?

The poll, conducted by an outfit called the Palestinian Center for Policy and

If God Isn’t Fixing This, Who Is?

“God Isn’t Fixing This.”

That was the controversial front-page headline on the New York Daily News a week ago.

The theme of the message was to take on largely Republican presidential candidates who urge Americans to keep the families and victims of terrorism in

Wishing the Jewish Community of Bergen County a Happy Chanukah

How Teaneck Can Reduce the Tax Burden

The proposed purchase of the World of Wings property by AvalonBay Communities represents a real opportunity for Teaneck to increase its tax intake by approximately $800,000 a year, thus reducing the ever-increasing burden of property taxes on single-family homeowners.

While our elected leaders have been

Happy Chanukah from The Jewish Link staff!

Keeping the Flame Alive for Terror Victims This Chanukah

We begin kindling the Chanukah candles on Sunday night. This year, in a spirit of solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel, we suggest keeping in mind those Jews taken from us by acts of terror.

Let your vision of each flame transcend the candle and wick as it illuminates an otherwise dark