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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Letters

JInspire Clarifies Ad

Dear Jewish Link Readers,

As you know, JInspire and Project Inspire cater to all Jews across the world.

We run ads in many different kinds of publications and create ads to cater to each of their clientele.

The ad that ran

Guns Have a Purpose

I noted Rabbi Fred Elias’s letter of Oct. 4, (“Gun Ads Don’t Belong Here,” October 4, 2018) taking issue with an ad in The Link for a shooting range. Perhaps, in lieu of rejecting an ad for a legal, constitutionally protected form of recreation that is safer than football or soccer, The Link could simply refer Rabbi Elias to places

The Best Meal of My Life

It has been a few weeks since my article “Mi K’Amcha Yisrael” was published in The Jewish Link. Since its release, the article has generated a lot of positive reactions and I was most impressed by the newspaper’s reach as I received calls from friends living far away who saw the article.

Jewish Literacy and Assimilation

I wish to applaud Dr. Wallace Greene on his recent series of articles on Jewish literacy. They should not be simply forgotten or ignored. The Jewish people are being slaughtered by massive assimilation and intermarriage due to a lack of Jewish education and literacy. Every serious Jew is obligated to do whatever he can to strengthen the

Anti-Semitism Still Plagues College Campuses

The headline story, “US Govt. Takes New Stand Against Campus Anti-Semitism” (October 4, 2018) gives the impression that a great victory has been won in this war. However, I don’t think it’s time to raise the banner “Mission Accomplished” just yet. Anyone who has even a passing interest in campus activities knows that campus

Legalizing Marijuana Is Cause for Concern

As a member of the Highland Park Borough Council, and as the father of two adolescents, I am concerned about the likely legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey and the possibility of marijuana being sold in Highland Park.

There is scientific

Jewish Passivity Encourages Anti-Semites

Your assorted articles in the New Jersey Jewish Link (“U.S. Government Takes New Stance Against Campus Anti-Semitism,” October 4, 2018 and “A Textbook Case of Hatred,” October 4, 2018) concerning rising anti-Semitism in Europe and US universities missed the main reason the world still singles out the

Guns Are Not the Enemy

Rabbi Elias was distressed that the Jewish Link accepted an ad from a pistol range that trains people how to use guns and lets them use rented guns at the facility (“Gun Ads Don’t Belong Here,” October 4, 2018). Kudos to the Jewish Link for accepting such an ad. Rabbi Elias’ letter is very much in line with PC thinking. However,

Ari Fuld, H”YD , and Weapons Culture

The murder of Ari Fuld, H”YD, is a tragedy on so many levels - for his family, Israel, and world Jewry. It is particularly heartbreaking to note the bitter irony of him saying, “The only person who would be nervous about my guns are the terrorists who are looking to murder my people, and to them I say, be nervous and be scared! We as

 Get Our Country Back on Track

The coming election empowers us all to hold Congress accountable to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity,” as clearly required by the Constitution. Electronic media now enables us to join forces with voters of all nationalities and party preferences, to call on candidates to earn our votes by actually

Gun Ads Don’t Belong Here

As my 9-year-old son and I are avid readers of The Jewish Link each week, we enjoy reading the articles and teachings.  However, as a parent and rabbi, I was appalled by an ad (p.81, September 20, 2018) that advertises (and thus endorses) uses of guns and a gun range. I don’t know anything about this particular vendor or the place in

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