Sunday, September 15, 2019


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

Backing Senator Menendez

Was it or wasn’t it US Senator Robert “Bob” Menendez (D-NJ) who brought AIPAC Policy Conference participants to their feet in rousing applause just last week? Wasn’t he once the local congressman from Union City who always stood by the Jewish community, from the very beginning of his public service?

It Had to be Said

Someone had to say it.

Something had to be done. Even at the risk of alienating some who call you friend.

It was no fluke that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought both houses of Congress to its feet on several occasions during his highly anticipated


My name is Larry Rothwachs. Last week, I donated a kidney. A little background may be in order. I am not, by nature, a risk taker or a thrill seeker. I don’t ski nor jump out of planes. In fact, I don’t even enjoy thrill rides. The closest I will ever get to a roller coaster is observing my kids from the safe and secure ground

Rabbi Rothwachs’ Selfless Donation

“Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world,”—Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9

Donny Hain has received a new kidney. The joy of this recent news will lift us all into a happy, spirited Purim.

All that he needed was for a hero to step

The Message of Purim

In just a handful of days, we’ll be observing Purim. We will read the Megillah, and our shuls will blessedly be filled with  girls and boys, teens and adults in costume. Neighborhood streets will become crowded with costumed drivers delivering meshloach manot Purim morning. What we should not forget, is the real neshama Purim—it’s

Important Timing of Netanyahu’s Speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Conference of Presidents of Major U.S. Jewish Organizations on Monday that it was his “sacred duty” to speak before Congress on March 3.

His speech, he said, would be an attempt to prevent the further nuclear empowerment of Iran, a boost he added

Mr. President, Let’s Start With ‘I’m Sorry’

We need to hear an apology not apologists.

In an interview last Monday, President Barack Obama said, “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in

Holocaust Memorial on Teaneck Municipal Green Would Send Universal Message

The entire Teaneck Township Council stands united in the goal of having a Holocaust Memorial built in our community. Every single member of the Teaneck Township Council has joined the consensus that Teaneck should be the site of a memorial to the victims of the Shoah, one that is at a central site and serves as a beacon of the

Inspiring Hope, One Child at a Time

Our community is home to some of the best and brightest Jewish organizations in the country, and we at the Jewish Link are proud that one of our most enduring stars is Sinai Schools, which tailor-builds yeshiva day school educations for our children with special needs.

Members of our community who