Shavuot is an opportune time to reflect on and to revitalize our connection with Hashem and with our family members. Jewish tradition compares Matan Torah, the focal point of the Shavuot holiday, to both conversion and marriage, the two contemporary halakhic mandates for a person to immerse in a mikvah. Immersion offers purification and
He’s come across as a person who sincerely wants to unify the world. Yet Pope Francis and the Vatican’s official recognition of the state of Palestine Wednesday is doing just the opposite when it comes to a negotiated Middle East peace. Vatican spokesmen have said that the Pope was merely “switching” its diplomatic relations from
Next Wednesday some 1,475 delegates from this region will be going by bus, car, van and train as part of the 2015 NORPAC Mission to Washington, D.C.
This annual event is where “tachlis” is spoken between citizen activists and members of both houses of Congress. The Washington Convention Center will
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.