Sunday, October 20, 2019


Why I Am Endorsing Marty Ramirez for Teaneck Board of Education

As a Teaneck Councilman, it is my pleasure to work collaboratively with partners who have a strong connection to Teaneck and a steadfast regard for public service. That’s why I am endorsing my friend and fellow Teaneck resident Martin “Marty” Ramirez, a lawyer and former public school teacher, who is seeking a seat on the

T-Minus Two Weeks and Counting

After all the inspiration and davening, not to mention all the shopping, cooking and cleaning, it’s perhaps difficult to believe that we are on the other side of the Yamim Noraim and the festive days of Sukkot and Simchat Torah.

As we head back to our regularly scheduled programming of work

Again, Words That Incite

The New York Times has never missed a chance to tell everyone how the United States should work with Israel. No, we shouldn’t be surprised with the newspaper’s editorial board, based on its track record on Israel.

The building of homes in Amona isn’t going to stand in the way of peace between

World Leaders Show Respect for Peres

If there was a Mount Rushmore in Israel, surely the late Shimon Peres’s sculpted image would be on it. The very minutes after his September 28 death due to a stroke were the State of Israel’s first without him.

He was admired as a defender of Israel and the Jewish people, and as a man whose vision included finding a way toward a peaceful solution in the

From Our Families to Yours: A Sweet, Meaningful New Year

Eighteen months of a roller-coaster presidential campaign; concerns over terrorism both domestic and abroad; the ongoing story of migrants rushing with urgency away from Syria; the constant vigilance of Israel in terms of security; and, yes, even the Mets’ hopes for a wildcard spot.

All of this and

The Gift of a Lifetime

My friend and Jewish Link colleague Jenny Gans and I have a few things in common; these are not by a long shot the only reasons we are friends, but these things we have in common bind us together in a special way. First, we are not doctors, yet we both know “more than the average bear” about transplant medicine. Second, we both

Why I Am Supporting Rep. Scott Garrett for Re-Election


Twelfth-century Jewish poet Yehuda HaLevi said, “My heart is in the east, and I in the uttermost west.” I am much the same way. I, along with many of my neighbors in Teaneck and the surrounding areas, are strong supporters of Israel, while I am also extraordinarily proud to live here and serve on the Teaneck

Brave Linden Cops Are the Best of Law Enforcement

Many of us who can’t go anywhere without our smartphones have started to become accustomed to the occasional AMBER Alert warning when a child is missing, or even a heads-up on a coming storm or flash-flood possibility.

Now we can add a “BOLO”

Not a Standup Guy

You are not a standup guy if you are sitting down or “taking a knee.”

Now, Colin Kaepernick, you might be doing what President Obama has called your “Constitutional right.” However, your actions have fumbled the word “right.” And with $16 million coming to you as a San Francisco 49er quarterback, a second-string one at that, we hardly wonder why you

Prayers for Shimon Peres

As the Jewish Link went to press late Wednesday, Shimon Peres, Israel’s elder statesman, was hanging on to life after suffering a severe stroke on Tuesday. He has been described as being in “serious but stable condition.”

Peres, who served as prime minister and went on to retire as Israel’s ninth president, was the winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize

As Summer Nears Its End

To the carpool moms and dads driving their precious cargo from the close of summer vacation to the opening days of school.

To the high school and college students getting used to moving through the hallways of academia to new classes and teachers, who just weeks ago as camp counselors found herding kittens easier than moving their young campers from activity to

Rebbetzin Jungreis’ Visit

Before there was the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) group and before there was “Students for Justice in Palestine” there was another grave threat to Jews on college campuses that sought to destroy the very essence of Jewish life. It threatened to steal college kids from their own communities, one by one. The perpetrators sought to take away the