Friday, August 23, 2019

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Please Consider Front Page Photos With Care

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

Cub Scouts Thank JLNJ

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

Can My 12-Year-Old Really Be Doing This?

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

Going Abroad and Visiting Chabad

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

Thank You to The Jewish Link

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

A Letter to Moshe…

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

Hakarat Hatov to a Snowstorm Savior

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

An Open Letter to Leonia Residents About Street Closures

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

Still Divided, Even After Tragedy

The article “Teaneck Mourns Pittsburgh With Candlelight Vigil” (JLNJ, November 8, 2018), echoes the widespread feeling that the horrific synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh “has evoked a sense of unity, not only among Jews, but among people of all backgrounds.” While this sentiment is very comforting, unfortunately

Jews Should Be Armed

Regarding the dvar Torah by Rabbi Yair Hoffman (Nov. 1, 2018) “Every Shul Should Have an Armed Person,” I would like to quote a greater authority, i.e., Hashem told Moshe Rabbeinu that every Jew must have a gun for self-protection in Parshat Beshalach 13:18,

Fair Lawn Catholic Community Stands With Us

Editor’s note: The following was shared with us by the rabbinic staff at Congregation Shomrei Torah, who were touched that neighbors in Fair Lawn, from the Catholic community, reached out to them after the tragedy in Pittsburgh.

Dear Rabbi Yudin, Rabbi Markowitz and the Congregation of Shomrei

Jewish Link Does It Right Again!

Kudos to you for re-inventing The Jewish Link format! As much as I enjoyed reading your weekly informative paper, I always had to adjust the length of the paper on my lap...yes, the shorter version is so much better and much appreciated. The print is also an improvement to be noticed. Thank you for making it even more