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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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Letters

On Parshat Chayei Sarah, Think of Shidduchim

Yes, me. I’m your neighbor down the block. I sat next to you or across from you in shul over the Yamim Noraim. I pass you in the narrow aisles of the grocery store.

I’m your friend’s daughter. I’m an accountant, lawyer, doctor, interior designer. I’m a teacher, freelancer, occupational therapist,

Take a Broader Look at the Tuition Crisis

As both a yeshiva school parent [and] yeshiva school teacher, and a municipal taxpayer, I find the articles on the tuition crisis too narrow a scope. The confluence of issues that impact the variety of costs for a modern yeshiva that wants to provide a quality education must address so many factors. The inroads made by private educational experts; the

Tuition Crisis Is Most Significant Issue for the American Jewish Community

Had the Czars issued edicts limiting the number of Jewish children, the outcry would have been deafening and a way would have been found to circumvent the decree. The same would have applied to all the enemies of the Jews. Yet there exists today a system that causes Jewish couples to limit the number of children they will have of their own free will!

Continuing the Conversation Regarding the Tuition Crisis

In last week’s issue (October 26, 2017), Mitch Morrison (“Half the Tuition, Half the Expectation,”) and Rabbi Tomer Ronen (“

The ‘Tuition Crisis’ and Turnout

Please excuse any stereotyping or broad statements. My opinion is formulated from my own anecdotal observances and experiences and may not reflect reality.

Thank you, Jewish Link, for being the platform we need for real change to happen with the tuition situation. Thank you to the OU for the vision and foresight to dedicate resources and begin

Why Christopher Wolf Is Your Best Option on Election Day

As we all know, election day is coming up. We are aware that we will be electing our next governor; however, many of us don’t always pay attention to the local state races. While I can almost guarantee that your vote for governor may not make a difference, in many assembly districts even a few votes can have a huge impact. Four years ago, Timothy Eustace, who is

Highland Park Councilman Josh Fine Urges Support for Diegnan, Karabinchak and Pinkin

I urge all Highland Park voters to reelect our 18th District legislators, Senator Patrick Diegnan [and] Assemblymembers Robert Karabinchak and Nancy Pinkin, next Tuesday, November 7. They have consistently advocated for issues that are of concern to Highland Park’s diverse community. They have advocated for local control over charter

Ora Kornbluth Encourages Voters to Support Gordon, Eustace and Lagana on Election Day

On Tuesday, November 7, the residents of Bergenfield will have the opportunity to cast their votes for governor and their representatives in the state legislature, as well as for county and municipal officials. The contest for the legislature in our district is particularly important. I urge you to re-elect Senator Bob Gordon and his team, Assemblymen

BDS and Why Your Vote for Governor Matters in NJ

The  virulently anti-Israel and anti-semitic boycott, divest and sanction effort ("BDS") is one of the greatest threats to the Jewish people in the twenty-first century.  Some try to present BDS as a “free speech” and “right to protest” issue.  However,

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Endorses Kim Guadagno for Governor

The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement in the upcoming New Jersey gubernatorial race. In a statement released by Founder and CEO Duvi Honig, the Chamber explained its reasoning for supporting Republican Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno:

“Over the past eight years, Kim Guadagno has proven to have a solid grasp of the economic

Confessionals Should Be Used for Personal Growth

There was one crucial stone left unturned in Elizabeth Kratz’s resonant and comprehensive “Don’t Guard Your Tongue? TMI and the Confessional Personal Essay” (October 19, 2017): It’s so easy for us to get caught up in thoughts of “How can this author share such private information?” that we neglect to ask ourselves the more difficult question of “How am

Women Are Not Helpless

Are women helpless? It is a fair question after the response Mayim Bialik faced from the well-publicized editorial in the New York Times last week about her Hollywood experience.

Bialik wrote that as a young Jewish girl she heeded her mother’s advice to dress respectfully, to decline