Sunday, December 16, 2018


A Grandson Sends His First Camp Postcard

“Hi Nana and Poppy, I hope you’re having a good summer. Please respond.”

Okay, so I know this isn’t explorative prose, but to a grandparent this is the big summer enchilada, our oldest grandchild’s first postcard from camp.

It’s from Shalom

Cutting ‘Pay to Slay’ Funds to the PA

Earlier this year, Congress passed a bill known as the Taylor Force Act, named after a West Point graduate and Army veteran who was murdered in Israel by a Palestinian terrorist.

The measure put severe cuts on U.S. aid allocations to the Palestinian Authority, especially if those dollars were being used

William Needs to Duke Out Anti-Semitism at Home

It is all jolly good that Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, became the first British royal to visit Israel since the end of the British Mandate in 1948.

Indeed, William visited with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and stopped in at places of almost mandatory

Ensuring a Safe, Fun Summer at Camp

It’s summertime, and as the Gershwin lyrics tell us, “the livin’ is easy.”

Many of our collective Jewish experiences were gained through the times we spent at summer camp. Indeed, the bug juice, color war, gimp lanyards, swimming, camp fires and so much more are part of the very fabric of Jewish

The Austrian Chancellor’s Powerful Admission

It was just last March when in this very space, The Jewish Link saw impending Polish legislation making it a crime to call death camps “Polish” as a dire warning for the world.

This was an attempt in itself to revise the very history of a complicit Polish citizenry when it came to the extermination

Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky, zt”l

Editor's note: Read our tributes to Rabbi Kaminetsky, z"l, at the following links: Rabbi Avi Bernstein,

Netanyahu’s Important Message for Europe

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with European leaders was an opportunity on many levels.

First, the prime minister fearlessly took center stage in nations where Islamic terror and street opinion is outwardly anti-Israel, anti-Semitic and anti-West.

Gaza’s Unacceptable Escalation

A mortar shell explodes outside a Sderot kindergarten on Tuesday.

Scores of rockets and mortars are keeping code red alarms going and Iron Dome responses on alert.

Terrorists have blown up one of their own electrical power supplies to the strip.

A 12-Step Program for Iran

Last week, the administration decertified the U.S. role in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuke deal.

This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Iran it would have to take 12 positive steps for the U.S. to consider any new accord. Some of those steps include

A Day to Remember

For many Americans, Memorial Day is the unofficial first day of summer. It’s a nice day off from work or school.

If we did a word-association test of sorts and we wrote or said “Yom Hazikaron” in our community, we’d talk about the solemnity—the sacred, soulful sadness of the day because of our connection to the IDF or because this day of observance is

Our Embassy, in Jerusalem

History was made on Monday.

We’ve heard presidential candidates from both parties in the past promise the U.S. Embassy would move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Once they became presidents, however, the embassy stayed put. Typically, bending under European and Arab pressure, the words these candidates

Meet Hillel Bernstein

Meet Hillel Bernstein (pictured above), a 5-year old local Jewish Link fan and avid reader of the paper, whose parents recently told the JLNJ that his favorite part of the paper is the weather box on page 9. Thanks to Hillel, the JLNJ has refrained from cutting the weather box the past few weeks, despite heavy pressure to do so.