Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Support Scott Garrett, a Trusted Friend of Israel

Whether you are a Trump or Clinton supporter (or specifically voting against one of the two), I am puzzled that members of our community who hold Israel dear to their hearts would consider turning their backs and voting against the incumbent, Mr. Scott Garrett, a longtime tried and tested staunch supporter of Israel. While his opponent does

I Support Josh Gottheimer on Election Day

I have been a Bergen County resident for over 25 years. I have been a volunteer for Josh Gottheimer’s campaign since July and have met and talked with him on numerous occasions.

Personally, I have not felt much personal benefit having Mr. Garrett as my congressman since 2003. On issue after issue, he

Gottheimer Should Disassociate From Loretta Weinberg

In your October 7 article entitled “Garrett and Gottheimer: Pro-Israel Candidates at Odds With One Another” (October 7, 2016), Gottheimer shared that the reason he is running for Congress is because he is “frustrated with the government of today and how people treat each other.” In actuality, Josh Gottheimer should

A Vote for Ora Kornbluth Is a Vote for Bergenfield’s Future

It took me a long time to know what Bergenfield Councilwoman Ora C. Kornbluth looked like. Most of my first interactions with her were via email. It started four years ago after Hurricane Sandy. Our block had no power for quite a while and we were all frustrated. We reached out to Ora and she immediately sprang into action and assisted us.

Not long after we had

The Party System Is the Idolatry of Our Time

Party politics, the idolatry of our time, is a product of culture wars that have been ongoing for at least 3,800 years. This is when the first Jew, Avraham Avinu, refused to bow down before King Nimrod’s idol, for which he was thrown into a fiery furnace.

The king, of course, knew that an idol of gold and silver cannot cause the heavens to rain nor the fields

Support the Bergenfield Team of Kornbluth and Deauna

I am writing you today to express my enthusiastic support for the Democratic team of Councilwoman Ora Kornbluth and Buddy Deauna in this year’s Council Election on November 8. It has been a great privilege working with Councilwoman Kornbluth. Her strong record and tireless dedication to our community, specifically on the borough Finance and Police

 The UNESCO Travesty Continues

To add insult to injury, it is so appalling that the United Nations’ cultural body, UNESCO, passed a resolution just last week condemning Israeli actions at Jerusalem’s holy sites while totally ignoring Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The travesty continues and this declaration is on the heels of the Palestinians currently calling to sue the

Bergenfield Mayor Seeks Support for Naylis and Long for Council

I’d like to take the time to thank everyone in Bergenfield for the honor and fortune of having been able to serve as your mayor for the last three years. I am proud that our Republican candidates in Bergenfield have not followed the lead of all of the national candidates for public office, and instead have remained

Kornbluth Endorses Gottheimer for Congress

In the 14 years that Scott Garrett has served in Congress, he has consistently claimed to be a fiscally responsible conservative. In reality, he’s costing his constituents $14,000 per person by simply not doing his job. There’s nothing responsible about that.

Bergenfield Council President Encourages Support for Ora Kornbluth

I am writing this letter to encourage residents of Bergenfield to re-elect Ora Kornbluth to the Bergenfield Council. I have served with Ora the past six years on the Council and prior to that Ora and I served on the Zoning Board together. You cannot find a person more dedicated than her to improving the quality of life in

The Syrian and Iraqi Genocide: Never Again?

The Nobelist Elie Wiesel said, “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. Catholic priest Douglas Basi, the director of the refugee encampment for Iraqi Christians in Erbil, implores: “Help us live. Help us leave.”

Clinton’s ‘Leaked Email’ Article Was Misleading: Trump Will Press Israel to Make Concessions

Your article, “Leaked Email Highlights Israel’s Concerns About Clinton Campaign,” (October 14, 2016) by Dr. Rafael Medoff of JNS.org, may have misled your readers into thinking that Donald Trump is more committed to siding with Israel than is Hillary Clinton. How can we possibly know?