Friday, October 18, 2019


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

Finding Thankfulness During Difficult Times

This has been one of the most difficult times in recent memory for the world’s Jewish community and the world in general. Many of us are directly connected through family or friendships with victims of Palestinian terror. Some have close connections with Parisian Jews.

The recent terror touches us all

Stand in Solidarity With France, But Remember Israel

We absolutely stand in solidarity with the citizens of France and the rest of the civilized world in condemnation of the terrorist group ISIS, an organization seemingly empowered by heretofore unthinkable deadly acts against unarmed civilians.

The ISIS threat is characterized by the beheading of

Is the Federation Tent Really Open For Disagreement?

Jerry Silverman said it’s time to make up and move ahead.

On Monday, Silverman, the president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) told some 3,000 attendees at his organization’s General Assembly (GA) that the language between Jews on last summer’s Iran nuclear debate “was