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Friday, April 20, 2018

Editorials

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

Can Jews Stand Aside on Syria?

All indications are strongly suggesting that the Bashar al-Assad regime used chemical weapons, ostensibly a barrel bomb containing toxic chlorine gas, on a rebel-held Syrian town…yet again.

This time, the Russian- and Iranian-backed Syrian government used its stockpile of poison gas on its own people

Next Year in Jerusalem at the Embassy

Every year, we end our Sedarim by singing with hope and enthusiasm “Next Year in Jerusalem.”

It is unquestionably a beautiful part of our tradition.

This year, when we come to the Seder’s conclusion, it will, in fact, be just the beginning. For this time we will

Finding Inspiration at the Annual Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

After leaving my shul this past Motzei Shabbat and hearing the always inspiring and heartfelt words of my rabbi, Rabbi Larry Rothwachs of Teaneck’s Congregation Beth Aaron, I felt I should write something both about what I heard at the drasha and a bit more about my connection to the minhag of the rabbi’s Shabbat HaGadol

Mourning the Loss of a Friend: Rabbi Ozer Glickman, z”l

There have been and will be many words used to describe Rav Ozer Glickman, z”l, since his sudden passing early this week. Scholar, rabbi, father, teacher, husband, investment banker, wordsmith, grandfather, risk management expert, composer, linguist, trader, conversationalist, sports fan, philosopher, ethicist, chazan, wit,

Mourning the Loss of a Friend: Rabbi Ozer Glickman, z”l

There have been and will be many words used to describe Rav Ozer Glickman, z”l, since his sudden passing early this week. Scholar, rabbi, father, teacher, husband, investment banker, wordsmith, grandfather, risk management expert, composer, linguist, trader, conversationalist, sports fan, philosopher, ethicist, chazzan, wit, lecturer, moral guide, Renaissance man;

Pompeo at State: Strong Friend of Israel, Huge Critic of the Iran Deal

The Iranians are worried about him. The Palestinians already hate him. We’re a bit enthusiastic about him.

The “him” is Mike Pompeo, who Tuesday became President Donald J. Trump’s new Secretary of State, replacing the fired Rex Tillerson.

The outgoing

Another Cost of Yeshiva Day School: Mom’s Career

Last week, on the Facebook group Teaneck/Bergenfield Jewish Moms, which has almost 1,700 members, a single post garnered over 350 comments. Given our deadline it’s possible that another couple hundred have been added since we went to press, but the general point has been made: A heartbreakingly familiar topic was broached, and

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Delegates Will Do Anything to Attend the AIPAC Policy Conference

Last year, my family was scattered throughout the northeast prior to the AIPAC Policy Conference. My husband went to Washington on a coach bus, as the adviser to over 40 high school students, including our younger daughter, leaving New Jersey on Friday afternoon. I had been planning to drive down after Shabbat but, at the last

Reflecting on Five Years of The Jewish Link

This week’s edition (Issue #222) represents our fifth-anniversary edition of The Jewish Link and, as luck has it, the edition date is the same day in March as was our founding edition. Looking back at that first edition, which almost didn’t happen due to the fact that we finished it 12 hours behind schedule and had to scramble

Unity, Strength Between the US and Israel Make the World Take Notice

The unity of the American Jewish community and its relationship with Israel was on display Monday evening when Vice President Mike Pence addressed the AIPAC Policy Conference at the Washington Convention Center before 18,000 delegates. This is despite the fact that Pence, and especially his boss, Donald Trump, cause a visceral reaction from