Monday, January 27, 2020

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Thank You to The Jewish Link

Thank you so much for the beautiful way in which the obituary for my father, David Krakow, was placed and presented in your paper (“In Loving Memory of David Krakow, z”l,” April 4, 2019). It means so much to me and to the rest of my family, here and in Israel. We received many contacts with kind words and

Holocaust Memory or Jewish Survival?

I am a child of Holocaust survivors. Two weeks ago, my mother testified before 100 lawyers and judges at the Bronx courthouse for their Holocaust Commemoration. I sat with her, holding back tears, as I heard her speak for an hour. I’ve been deeply touched by the Holocaust my entire life. Therefore, I believe I have a

Appreciating ‘Appreciations’

Regarding “Remembering Grace Rosenzweig,” (May 9, 2019) anyone who grew up in Woodmere and The Young Israel of Woodmere in the 1960s and 1970s certainly remembers Barbara’s mother and father. As I read the beautiful article that captured both her mother and father’s essence and personalities, I reflected on those

‘P Is for Palestine’

As a veteran of the IDF I have taken the same oath or affirmation that all IDF soldiers take, to protect and defend the Jewish people at the cost of my own life if necessary.

I am also a USMC kid (though I haven’t looked like a kid for many years) and an IDF

Watch Out for Those Sidewalks

I read and enjoy Nina Glick’s column every week, but now I had to respond! Not long ago you wrote a column (“Please Look Up Instead of Down,” May 2, 2019) about people walking with their heads down, because they are so absorbed with their phones.

I walk

Respecting and Remembering Police Officers

On Wednesday, May 15, flags across the United States will be flown at half-staff in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day and in memory of all those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

Research Your Hormone Replacement Options

I was somewhat concerned about Dr. Slaten’s protocol for HRT, (“Dispelling Myths About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement,” May 2, 2019) especially his recommendation of Premarin. Aside from better estrogen treatments, for example, the estradiol patch, the source of Premarin should be questioned. Premarin is derived

Let the Tea Steep and Table Talk

Although in two different sections of the Jewish Link (Health and Chinuch), I found two articles which seemed to complement each other and resonated with me greatly. In “Let the Tea Steep for 5 Minutes,” (May 2, 2019) Beth Taubes suggested so beautifully that some of the most important things in life cannot be

Lessons From Poway: What Should We Do?

The recent attacks at the Chabad of Poway and Tree of life synagogue should serve as a wake-up call to educate ourselves and fellow Jews on how to respond should a similar attack occur while we are in synagogue.

According to the FBI, if one finds himself in a building during an active shooter attack,

#Provaxx Next Steps

Thank you for your informative and important article (“Jewish Community Comes Out #Provaxx,” April 16, 2019) on vaccinations in the Jewish community and specifically in Bergen County. You mention that “The Moriah School decided to take even more proactive steps” and tested all of our faculty to ensure that they have antibodies to

Thank You for Featuring Lone Soldiers

Editor’s note: This responds to contributing editor Nina Glick, who sent a copy of the paper to the parents of a lone soldier she met in Israel and photographed.

Thank you so much for sending us a copy of The Jewish Link that had a picture of our son

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

The rapid descent of American Jews today into a suicidal death spiral is among the most alarming things I’ve witnessed in my many years on this earth. We Jews have reveled over the millennia, in blaming everyone else for persecuting us, and have finally found the greatest haven in history here in America, where we were able to grow and