This past week, we observed the fast of Shiva Asar B’Tammuz, commemorating the day that Roman legions broke through the walls of Jerusalem. In less than three weeks, we will observe Tisha B’Av, the day those Romans destroyed the second Temple. The Gemara (Yoma 9b) says that the destruction of the Temple was a punishment for the
Exhausted and inspired, I landed a few hours ago on July 4, along with over 200 new olim from North America, on the first Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN) charter flight of the summer. It was a special trip for me, but it was particularly life-changing for those I came with. These olim were leaving their
Is there no bottom to the level of UNESCO’s narrative warfare against Israel and the Jewish people?
Now the United Nations’ so-called “cultural body” is going to vote on declaring the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron an endangered Palestinian heritage site.
The Jewish Link is pleased to highlight the contributions of the amazing first cohort of summer interns at our newspaper. Our journalism interns work on every aspect of the newspaper’s editorial process, from research and newsgathering, to interviewing, writing and editing. They are even working on a video production! From left
The Jewish Link joins the rest of the Jewish world in our expression of condolences for Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, z”l, who passed away last Friday.
You may or may not have known his name. But say the name ArtScroll and there’s assuredly instant recognition. Rabbi Zlotowitz, in providing
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) discovered fully constructed terror tunnels under two of its schools in Gaza.
And perhaps even more surprising, the agency actually condemned Hamas and demanded that it seal the tunnels. The schools are to be
When children go to an overnight camp for the first, second or even the fourth time, they are excited and prepped for an array of new experiences. Camping, for many observant children, provides an exhilarating opportunity to learn, study and recreate in an entirely unique environment, with different inspirations, different
If Dr. Josh Lipsitz knew of Maweya Abu Salah, we are certain he would have davened for her remission from cancer. Sadly, the West Bank Arabic woman died in an East Jerusalem hospital.
Her death, and who was to blame for delaying her family from joining her at her bedside, was the focus of a recent
I don’t watch “television” anymore. I use my iPad to watch my preferred programming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. I also have blocked most email spam and I almost never listen to the messages on my home answering machine, which we have been meaning to get rid of for a couple of years, but we just haven’t gotten around to it.
We are familiar with the old Yiddish proverb “Man plans and God laughs.”
Well, that proverb seemed especially fitting when we here at The Jewish Link looked ahead and saw Memorial Day and Shavuot falling on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, our busiest days of the week for sales, news gathering, editing