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As a secular Jewish-American residing in Bergen County whose children attended Jewish day school and has family and friends in the Orthodox Jewish community, I take time to read your newspaper. I note the stark contrast between two rabbis who appeared in your January 3 edition. Plaudits to Rabbi Simon for his selfless and altruistic deed of
Max Wisotsky, whose letters are usually right on the money, is way off in his response to Mr. Tobin’s article, “A Distinct Lack of Jewish Outrage,” that appeared on December 20, 2018 (“Playing Politics,” December 27, 2018).
As he himself has mentioned in his previous letters, Jews have always
While I agree with the general tenor of Jonathan Tobin’s op-ed on American’s lack of outrage at recent terror attacks (“A Distinct Lack of Jewish Outrage,” December 20, 2018), I think his arguments are very weak and unconvincing. He attributes the complacency
I do not represent myself as an expert in military strategy or in international political diplomacy; however, my instinct (“knee jerk”) tells me the following:
When engaged in war with an implacable enemy peace can be achieved only when imposed by the victor. “When the rodef comes to kill you- rise
Thank you for the weekly emails and printed paper. We enjoy it very much as a family.
On that note, do you think the front cover could be more careful with the pictures that are printed? As a family newspaper, I value not having to hide or cover the pictures
On behalf of the local Jewish Cub Scouts-Pack 613, we are very grateful for the help that The Jewish Link has provided us. Your coverage of our program trips and events has directly led to our success of the 40 boys strong that are now in our group. We are constantly welcoming new families and they almost always tell us that they heard
It is dark. Close to midnight. All the rooms in the house are silent, except for one, in which a tiny noise pings every few seconds. The buzzing of a cell phone.
This goes on and on, and beneath the silent tomb of blankets, a 12 year old child texts his friends, eyes heavy and weary, until the early
When we travel abroad, we often rely on Chabad for a kosher meal. The Chabad rabbis and rebbetzins that I have encountered have always been so happy to provide a meal, a shul and a place for Jewish travelers, and have asked nothing in return. So, here’s a thought, next time you plan a trip with a visit to a Chabad, get in touch with the
We have gotten some feedback regarding the article “Mak’s Bake Shop Goes Above and Beyond for Its Customers” (November 15, 2018). In fact, it has been a direct cause of at least one sponsorship of two weeks’ worth of cakes for the lone soldiers already! Thank you again.Meir Klahr
Touched by your article about your son, Zev, (“Where Will Our Child Live?” October 18, 2018) we were reminded of an experience we had in the past during a visit to Arad. In what had been an immigrant absorption center, we observed a group of young adults, physically and otherwise challenged, having breakfast and playing games with
My wife and I would like to express our hakarat hatov to Mathew Halpern and to your shul, Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, for emulating Avrohom Avinu (who always had his tent open on all sides to invite guests in) when he opened the door to your shul at about 10:00 p.m. last Thursday evening (during the relatively small snow storm that no
I am a long-time resident of the city of Englewood. I am your neighbor. I am not your enemy. I understand that you no longer want to tolerate streets congested with traffic during certain times going to and from the George Washington Bridge. However, your mayor is taking you down a rabbit hole, a nonsensical pathway that doesn’t lead