Monday, May 20, 2019


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.

Our Special Yachad Family Shabbaton

Parenting is no easy task, and, as we all know, the experience is filled with many ups and downs and highs and lows. Parenting a child with autism and special needs—as my wife and I do—is no different, 

although I like to argue that the highs and lows can perhaps be a bit more extreme

Throwing Shade at the Iran Nuke Deal

“This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will.” —President Donald J. Trump

It wasn’t going to happen.

Not as long as President Donald Trump and Secretary of State

Teaneck: Vote Katz, Kaplan, Dunleavy for Town Council

It’s election time again in Teaneck, where just under half of our readership lives and where we currently deliver our newspaper via free home delivery to nearly 4,000 households.

As our community continues to grow, with new schools, existing schools and shuls expanding and new developments

We Need to Exit the Iran Deal

Iran Lied.

That’s what the huge poster at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Monday presentation to the world shouted out.

He has addressed Congress about the Obama administration’s flawed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with five other

When the ‘Other’ Is ‘Us’

It wasn’t too long ago that most of us thought that heroin or any other opioid addiction happened to people in “other” communities, certainly not the Orthodox Jewish world.

And it wasn’t too long ago when our concept of the supply line of addiction reached in our mind’s eye went

At 70, Celebrating All That Israel Is

“THE STATE OF ISRAEL will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all

Are You Buckling Under the Weight of Day School Tuition?

Teach NJS will hold its annual legislative breakfast this Sunday, April 15, from 9-11 a.m. at the Marriott Glenpointe in Teaneck. As this Orthodox Union-sponsored group advocates for fair state funding of nonpublic schools, including day schools and yeshivot, we feel it is important to partner with them as well and encourage our readers to