Monday, January 20, 2020

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Help Save a Life

My dear wife, Anita Miller, who has lived in Tenafly and Demarest for over 40 years, has end-stage kidney disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type A or O. She is a loving mother, grandmother and wife. Throughout the years, Anita has dedicated herself to community outreach programs that benefit the surrounding

Twenty Percent of Orthodox Jews in America Attended MetLife Siyum HaShas

Having attended the Siyum HaShas in MetLife Stadium along with 90,000 other Jews, I can affirm that it was an outstanding event. I would like to comment on the size of the crowd.

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center report, there are an estimated 5.3

Religious Freedom

December 30, church shooting; December 28, synagogue stabbing; December 11, Jewish store shooting; the list goes on. Day by day people suffer because of what they believe in or who they have faith in. As the stories tell us for now, we’ve been pretty lucky. The December 11 Jersey City shooting was supposed to be a

Tuition Crisis Rejoinder

Well-meaning though they may be, the ideas put forth by Jonathan Lamm (“What’s Wrong With Yeshiva Week?,” January 9, 2020) are not viable solutions to the yeshiva tuition crisis. Changing the dates of the winter yeshiva break is a non-starter for all the reasons he himself states. Tax bracket-tiered tuition and

Get Kids Moving!

Chaya Lebovic in her article “A Call for Action, Literally” (December 5, 2019) brought up a very important issue affecting our children. This is the lack of adequate physical activity in our kids’ lives. She stresses the importance of physical activity in relation to both the emotional and physical well being of

Save Lives at the Intersection Of Jefferson/Somerset and West Englewood Avenue

We’ve all been shocked by the two incidents in December of pedestrians being hit by cars in this intersection, one fatally. My husband came up with a suggestion that should be easy to implement and hopefully help avoid further accidents.

Considering that

Responding to a Response to ‘The First Modern Orthodox Jew: Two Models’

Responding to Hillel Koslowe on his response (December 5, 2019) to Rabbi Steven Pruzansky’s article in The Jewish Link (“The First Modern Orthodox Jew: Two Models,” November 21, 2019), Mr. Koslowe’s credentials consist of the fact that he grew up in Bergenfield, went to TABC, learned in Yeshiva Har Etzion, davens

Facebook’s ‘Community Standards’

I believe that your readers will find the following information interesting. Last week I received this announcement from Facebook concerning my public page, “Your post goes against our Community Standards so only you can see it.” What was my objectionable post? It was a video that I shared from “Breaking Israel News, Israel365”

Explosion in Anti-Semitic Violence Requires More Forceful Response Than Just More Educational Programming

There were two items in last week’s JLNJ (December 26, 2019) related to a pending Highland Park Borough Council anti-Semitism, anti-BDS resolution, that give me cause for concern.

The first item was the report of Assemblyman Gary Schaer’s discussion at the Orthodox forum in our area on December 21

Not Just Another Statement About Anti-Semitism

Thoughts and prayers; expressions of outrage; hand-wringing, finger-pointing, and bickering on social media…ENOUGH!

On behalf of everyone at Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, our hearts break and our blood boils from the impact of anti-Semitism, the loss of life, the spread of hate

‘Never Again’ Must Be More Than All Talk

This past Shabbat Chanukah, Rabbi Pruzansky, in his eloquent, erudite approach to imparting concerns of important topics in the community, focused this week on the issue of defense in times of attack.

We all are terrorized with the current pervasive threat hovering around the world elicited by the

Fighting Back Against Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is well defined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance as “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and