Friday, August 23, 2019


Celebrating Our Community’s Chidon Stars

It’s not every day that a Teaneck teen meets Prime Minister Netanyahu and Natan Sharansky. But Tehila Kornwasser is not an everyday student, and since she placed 10th in the world in the International Chidon HaTanach (Bible Quiz), held in Israel and aired on live television on Yom Ha’atzmaut, we seriously doubt this is the most

Israel Sends Rescue Teams, No Questions Asked

At seemingly every opportunity, the world is quick to send any negative comments or criticisms towards Israel.

Israel does what it can to rise above the hollow rhetoric. What the Jewish State often will do is speak with action instead of words.

Such is the case as we

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein; We Miss Him Already

His well-known modesty would probably cause him a slight bit of embarrassment by our words.

On Monday, the Religious Zionist/Modern Orthodox worldwide community lost one of its true gedolim.

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, 81, died last Monday. He is irreplaceable. He was

Our Impactful New Jersey Senators

We know that many of our readers, friends and community members have been keeping an eye on the diplomacy of the Obama administration and its recent nuclear negotiations with Iran.

It’s unfortunate that the President has sought to establish a foreign policy legacy for himself at what appears to be the


Editor’s Note: This poem, written last year by then-TABC Senior Yosef Greenfield, was subsequently awarded third place in the Siegelbaum Literacy Competition sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Study Center in Rockland County. Greenfield, a Teaneck native, is currently studying in Israel at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh and plans to

The Teaneck Turkeys Are Back

Originally sighted last fall by many Jewish Link readers, the past week’s spring awakenings have included a return of many neighborly interactions with residents and a flock of full grown, beautiful wild turkeys. Rumors abound as to where they live, from Downing Street to the back of the Keter Torah parking lot,

Wishes for a Happy Pesach

We know that the discussion of the day within our community often puts the focus on our differences. One person may see himself as a “Modern” Orthodox Jew. Another is loving his newfound Neo-Chassidish inner self. Still others are Yeshivish and see the world in their way.

But we’d like to think

How Much Does Unity Cost?

Members of the Jewish community rightly strive for unity. Orthodox, Reform, Conservative... we are all Jews yet we wear denominational labels that seem like a remnant of last century. We are good at getting along on the individual level; can’t we unite organizationally and institutionally? We are one people yet we have different shuls and

NORPAC Hosts Senators Graham (R-SC) and Blumenthal (D-CT) in Englewood

On March 30th, NORPAC brought Senators Graham (R-SC) and Blumenthal (D-CT) to two separate fundraising events in Englewood. At both events, the two Senators, from opposite ends of the political spectrum, voiced their support for a strong US-Israel relationship while taking questions from attendees.

Comforting the Sassoon Family; Reducing Risks

There’s nothing good we can take away after last week’s horrific fire claimed the lives of seven children of Gabriel and Gayle Sassoon in Brooklyn due allegedly to a hot plate’s electrical malfunction. In this week’s edition of the Jewish Link, we remember with Phillys Seidenfeld the four children she lost due to a fire in her

The Real Chametz

It’s that time of the year when many members of our family are counting the days until Passover.

With that for some comes the planning, shopping, the inviting and ah yes, the cleaning.

It’s probably good to own a car wash with high-powered vacuum cleaners around

Against All Odds

A dramatic Tuesday in Israel didn’t come to an end until the stressful election night transitioned into early Wednesday morning. Then Israeli media, both Internet and TV, were covering Benjamin Netanyahu, saying, “Against all odds, we obtained a great victory for Likud.”

By the time coalitions are