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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Letters

YU Professor Expressed ‘Nuanced Personal View’

The headline to Elizabeth Kratz’s “Community News” (“YU Prof. Signs B’Tselem-Linked Letter Protesting Jerusalem as Capital of Israel,” December 28, 2017) item mischaracterized the academics’ letter that Yeshiva University Professor Jess Olson signed: it was not “protesting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” but rather

On Adult Children Who Pull Away From Their Families

My husband and I always had complete kavod and derech eretz for our parents and took care of them. That was a given in those days.

Some young adults in today’s generation, sadly and unfortunately, feel that it is an option to distance themselves from their parents and families. They feel that if something

RYNJ Puts Its Students First

Working at RYNJ is truly a special experience. You have a chance to see things from the inside that others do not get to see. There is a wonderful connection among staff; we are like family. There is also a special, unique connection between teachers and their students. It’s not really a surprise, but some days you get to see it more than others and

President Barchi Should Focus on Moral Issues to Protect Rutgers’ Jewish Students

Stephen Loeb’s column in the December 14, 2017 issue of The Jewish Link (“Hating the Speaker: A Pathway to Censorship of Minorities”) was an excellent essay on the legal criteria surrounding hate speech. Although he does not mention Rutgers, this is at the heart of the Rutgers situation, the difference between legal and moral

Acknowledging Open Miracles as Political Climate Favors Israel

What a wonderful sight, to see a Jewish group vocalizing Jewish songs at the World Trade Center this past Monday. I would argue that the Jewish “voice” is stronger than ever. The superpower of the world declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel and the Western Wall to enjoy Israeli sovereignty.

Only One of the Three Anti-Semitic Professors at Rutgers Has Been Punished

Only one of the three anti-Semitic professors at Rutgers has been punished. What about the other two? Action is needed for our students. Let’s remember: Lying about Israel is lying about Jews. That’s anti-Semitism. That’s the anti-Semitic professors whose anti-Semitism has not yet been addressed by Rutgers. In standard anti-Semitic

There Is More to Be Done Regarding Rutgers

I was happy to see that in last week’s edition of The Jewish Link (“Rutgers President Cites ‘Academic Freedom’ in Defense of Anti-Semitic Remarks,” December 7, 2017) you started to address the outrageous situation at Rutgers, and that you will be doing further reporting on it. As you probably know president Barchi released a

Please Consider Donating a Kidney to Help Save My Daughter’s Life

My daughter Amanda is currently suffering from end-stage chronic kidney failure and is in need of a kidney transplant. It has been proven that patients do better with a kidney transplant than staying on dialysis. A transplant is the only long-term solution to keep my daughter alive, preferably from a living donor. We are looking for a

A Project Ezrah Beneficiary Reminds All of Annual Dinner

I’m sure many of your readers have heard about the upcoming Project Ezrah dinner on December 9, and I felt a letter to The Jewish Link would be an excellent way to share my personal experience with this wonderful organization. While Project Ezrah is well known for providing financial assistance to those in need, my own experience has been with its

Please Address Anti-Semitic Speech at Rutgers

I profess to being shocked and extremely disappointed in not finding a single mention in your newspaper about the outrageous events happening lately on the Rutgers campus.

Rutgers faculty members are spewing vicious hatred against Jews and Israel, and its president, Robert Barchi, is defending them in

How We Chose MTA

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a speech given by a parent at this year’s MTA open house.

Exactly 10 years ago today, my husband and I were running from open house to open house, listening to rebbeim, heads of schools and students preach the praises of each of their high

Europe’s Jews May Need America Again

I am a New Jersey-based journalist originally from the Soviet Ukraine. I’ve written on the far-right in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forward, Politico, etc. I was glad to see your editorial regarding the need to pay attention to what’s going on in Poland (“From a Polish Rally, the All Too Familiar,” November 16, 2017).