Monday, January 27, 2020

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Finding My Place at Bet Yosef

Two years ago, I began my journey exiting the Upper West Side to move across the Hudson. A journey that so many young professionals take into the unknown.

What community would work best for me? Would I have the same connection to the wonderful friends I made

Chazan Frankel Tribute Stirs Memories

As a resident of Washington Heights since my marriage almost 25 years ago and a member of Khal Adath Jeshurun (Breuer’s) I have been enjoying Norbert Strauss’ beautiful tribute to Chazan Robert Frankel a”h.

My husband, who has lived in the Heights his entire life and has similar fond memories of

Clearing Up Vaccine Misconceptions and Concerns Regarding Lubavitch on the Palisades

Editor’s note: The following was sent to The Jewish Link regarding incorrect information shared about Lubavitch on the Palisades schools and camps.

Safety will always be our number-one concern, and we will do everything to protect those who come to our school and camp every day knowing they can feel

Open Letter to Rep. Ilhan Omar

Note from Michael Pritsker: The letter below represents views of numerous Jewish families from Central New Jersey and New York City. The majority of us experienced many forms of anti-Semitism while living in the Soviet Union. We strongly condemn the anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli views of Rep. Ilhan Omar and her

Disrespecting the Rav

In his letter, “Context of the Rav Soloveitchik Transcription” (March 20, 2019), Rabbi Dr. Tzvee Zahavy proceeds from describing the ramifications of the Rav’s seminal and history-impacting presentation, to dismissing and deriding the Rav’s message.

Thank You for Walk MS Coverage

Thank you very much for your article about our family’s participation in Walk MS. We are incredibly proud to be doing so for the third consecutive year, and we daven that Hashem grants us the strength to continue doing so in years to come.

We are

Disappointed With AIPAC

I’m disappointed with AIPAC and with coverage by The Jewish Link of the conference. I’ve been disappointed since Obama received a standing ovation after declaring that Israel has his full support. It would not have been appropriate to boo him for his lies and consistent animosity towards Israel, but a standing ovation!?! Similarly,

JFNNJ and Area Day Schools Stand With New Zealand

In the wake of the horrific tragedy at the Christchurch mosque, the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey and our network of local Jewish day schools offer our deepest condolences to our Muslim brothers and sisters. Our hearts and prayers are with the families and victims of this heinous massacre. We add our voices to other communities

The Fifth Question of the Season

At the recent AIPAC conference, the New Jersey delegation heard from presidential hopeful, Senator Cory Booker. The delegation, I assume, was mesmerized and enthralled with Booker’s pre-practiced “Yiddish-isms” and Torah references and his unwavering support for the land and people of Israel. Say what? This is the same senator who

It’s Time to Look at the Republican Party

I notice The Jewish Link avoids partisan politics. Lately, developments in the Democratic Party have prompted an editorial and an op-ed article (“The Democratic Party’s Shame,” March 14, 2019; “Is There Any Defense for Ilhan Omar?” March 6, 2019). Criticism of any foreign country and its American supporters is a legitimate topic

Fair Lawn Jewish Community Has Been Vibrant for Decades

Your March 14 issue featured an excellent, in-depth article about Rabbi Benjamin and Shevi Yudin (“Rabbi Benjamin and Shevi Yudin Celebrate 50 Years in Fair Lawn,” March 13, 2019), an extraordinary couple who have made a major impact on the Fair Lawn Jewish community. The author explained that the Yudins were

Justice Achieved but the Pain Is Forever

On March 13, the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced the trial conviction of Roderick Covlin, 45, for murdering his 47-year-old wife, Shele Danishefsky Covlin, at her Upper West Side apartment on New Year’s Eve in 2009.