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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Letters

Rabbi Prizant Brings Brachot to Teaneck

On September 13, 2018, the air was filled with awe and spirituality as Rabbi Prizant graced the Teaneck and Bergen County area with his brachot and chizuk during the time of the Yamim Noraim. The community was fortunate to welcome Rabbi Prizant who is the new Klausenburg Rav in Union City, Hudson County, appointed after Rabbi Goldman’s

Open Communication Is Invited and Welcomed by Mayor Schmelz

In response to last week’s “What Were They Thinking?,” (September 13, 2018) I want to first say that I was a proponent of paving Highgate Terrace and went on record saying it should be paved at public meetings. As far as the crosswalk and work that has and will be done by the county, the communication between all parties involved

We Must Remain Vigilant

On Sunday morning, at around 10:45 a.m., while in Newark at the Federations Cemetery Day, we were made aware of the discovery of an explosive device at the B’nai Abraham Cemetery on South 19th Street at South Orange Avenue.

Essex County Sheriff Department police, supported by our Federation

Missing the Point...Again

Mr. Wisotsky’s feigned bemusement (“Missing the Point on Trump,” September 13, 2018) belies his attempt at misdirection and obfuscation as he refused to address any of the salient issues I raised. Initially he attempts to dismiss any criticisms as the work of irrational “Trump haters.” In a non sequitur, he describes the plight of

The Many Faces of Orthodoxy

I read with great interest the article by Michael Cohen (“Mi K’Amcha Yisrael,” September 13, 2018) and note for your attention the last two paragraphs. In particular the very last paragraph which is something that I have been trying to get through to you for the past several years.

I fully

Relating to Each Other

It was magical this past Shabbos in Passaic to encounter two drashas, one from Rav Eisenman, shlita, of Congregation Ahavas Israel and one from my mora d’asra, Rav Hirsch, shlita, of Kehillas Bais Yosef, that followed similar structures to my late relative Rav Avrohom Genechovsky zt”l’s drashas. Both shiurim had lamdus and mussar

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Yes, domestic abuse happens in our community among all backgrounds, in both wealthy and modest neighborhoods.  It is the silent secret our neighbors are battling each day. Bringing awareness helps support victims and increases the possibility of intervention to stop the violence and abuse.

October

Missing the Point on Trump

I was amused at Mr. Sandor’s letter blasting my defense of President Trump (“Drain the Trump Swamp,” September 6, 2018).

I write many letters to The Jewish Link, a newspaper that caters to Orthodox Jews in a relatively affluent community. This constitutes one of Trump’s hard-core support groups,

Drain the Trump Swamp

Mr. Wisotsky’s rose-colored glasses seem to have become completely opaque and he encourages us to “fiddle while Rome burns” (“Understanding Trump’s Strategy” August 30, 2018). His statement that we should just give Trump a little more time (now 18 months) to reveal his profound strategies is simply delusional.

Understanding Trump’s Strategy

In this issue’s front page article and editorial (“Trump: Israel to ‘Pay’ for Embassy Move” August 22, 2018 and “No, Mr. President, the Only ‘Turn’ the Palestinians Seek Is the Right of ‘Re-Turn’” August 22, 2018), concern was expressed, and rightly so, about President Trump saying that Israel would have to pay a

The Jewish Vote Needs to Be Earned

Once more we read the naivete of a Jewish voter, and I’m sure he’s not alone, in his letter (“Let’s Not Turn Our Backs on Cory Booker,” Bob Trinz, August 23, 2018). Instead of rewarding those who have stood by Israel, we are urged to forgive Cory Booker who turned his back on us numerable times in the hopes that

Let’s Not Turn Our Backs on Cory Booker

The bitter critics of Cory Booker would do well to remember that the Republicans will not remain in power forever. Senator Booker may play a prominent role in government when the Democrats return. Would it be better to cast him out now as an enemy or treat him as a wayward friend who might perhaps be persuaded to become a