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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Editorials

Reaching a Goal of Better Understanding

By now, most of us have either read or learned of the Orthodox Union’s recent seven-member rabbinic panel who issued important direction on the issue of women’s roles within Orthodoxy.

We appreciated that for the first time in many weeks, the discussion around the Shabbos table perhaps moved away

Empowering Orthodox Women Leaders

The Orthodox Union courageously undertook the issue of the important current and future roles of women in our community.

As a result of deep discussion, with a rabbinic response from a distinguished seven-member rabbinic panel, which included our own Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger, Rabbi Benjamin Yudin and Rabbi

A ‘Supreme’ Tale Full of Sound and Fury

Even before President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, 49, who serves on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a boisterous, furious crowd had formed on the steps of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

For many, it

Kol HaBirah, a New Jewish Link Newspaper, Launches in the Nation’s Capital

With the changeover in government administrations in our nation’s capital, we couldn’t have selected a more perfect time for the launching of Kol HaBirah, The Jewish Link’s newest affiliate publication that will cover the news of Jewish interest both inside the Beltway and outside the Beltway. “We’re excited and

Obama’s Antagonistic Anti-Israel Moves Continue to the End

If there was ever a reason to defend former President Barack Obama’s record on Israel, then there is also every reason to feel betrayed.

Indeed, Obama proved his mettle when just hours before the swearing in of Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th president, Obama was secretly having his

When parents don’t go away for yeshiva break, their kids can now become interns at The Jewish Link.  

A New Beginning Starts Friday

Ready or not, on Friday, this nation will inaugurate Donald J. Trump as its 45th president.

He and President Barack Obama, in the waning hours of his presidency, couldn’t be more far apart on issues, be it health care, education or this nation’s relationship with Israel. Yet, on inauguration day in

We Will Remember You

Second Lt. Yael Yekutiel, 20, Givatayim.

Cadet Shir Hajaj, 22, Maale Adumim.

Cadet Shira Tzur, 20, Haifa.

Cadet Erez Orbach, 20, Alon Shvut.

Hoping for a Much Better Year

Many people we work with, share a Shabbat meal with, or learn with are looking forward to a fresh start for our families, communities and the nation as we begin 2017. We certainly hope that your 2016 ended with a wonderful Chanukah.

As a nation, we just came through a tumultuous time that turned the

No, President Obama, Jewish Settlements Are Not a Threat to Peace

Once again, we find ourselves in the position of clearly defending the facts of history, not the narrative of any one people, and especially not the narrative being used by a U.S. president trying desperately to cement some sort of foreign policy legacy against a setting of Aleppo’s all-but-disappearance from the map, not to

Building a Voice for Orthodoxy on Social Media

The Jewish community has gone through a number of stages in the way it communicates with the outside world, and as much of the world has gone digital, so have many Orthodox Jews who maintain a strong fealty to halacha. However, the social media voice of Orthodox Jewry has been somewhat slower to develop, with multiple divergent

An Important Ambassadorial Appointment

The announcement of David Friedman, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. ambassador to Israel, could not have come at a more critical time.

While the American left wing is pointing out that Friedman, a bankruptcy attorney, has no political experience, we suggest looking at the waning