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Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Letters

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

I find it appalling that so many American Jews think that proving they’re not racist is a more important goal than protecting Israel. I just came across a very erudite website called http://mahdiwatch.com which is one of the scariest things I have ever read from a valid academic source. I think that common sense dictates that if someone’s

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

Regarding “Reclaiming Modern Ortho­doxy” (JLBC 8/14/2014).

When I came to this country, some 25 years ago, I tried to understand the trends, groups and institutions around and their interrelations. At a certain point I was describing the Orthodox behavior using the following metaphor: “If an Or­thodox Rabbi would ever ordain an

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

I am the author of the 9/11 Museum ar­ticle that Adam referenced in his piece, “March of the Living.” If possible, can you please let Adam know that I read his arti­cle and was really moved by his words. As a mom, I have to admit, I feel a little guilty that he missed his class trip. But that’s not the point of course. Adam’s story

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

As CEO and owner of an Executive Search firm, The Joel Paul Group, I read with interest Y. Lieber’s article (7/17, p.69). I agree with all his advice to candidates writ­ing a résumé, except one.

I receive feedback from hiring manag­ers that the “Objective” section of a résumé is not needed. They view it as filler. Simply

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

We write in response to the letter from Rabbi Eisenman in last issue of the JLBC.

Dear Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman:

We understand that this horrific event puts us all at a loss for words.

Of course it is close to impossible to explain G-d’s action here.

However, there are several suggestions we might offer

May Their Memories Be a Blessing

Words seem meaningless this week, even as millions of words have been uttered in prayer and written in newspapers and on so­cial media, because there is nothing we can do or say to ease the pain of parents who lost their children in senseless acts of violence—par­ticularly when that violence has festered for so long. We can only continue to pray and hope that

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor

With a heavy heart I can’t help but think of the following verse from this week’s Torah Portion – Balak:

“How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel! As for me, O God abounding in grace, I enter your house to worship with awe in Your sacred place. To You, Eternal One, goes my prayer: may this be a time of

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

Since the June 12 kidnapping of three Israeli students in the West Bank by Hamas, the world’s press seems to be complying with a total gag order on the story.  Now that Palestinians are affronted by Israel’s search methods, that is what is being covered.  But what is overlooked, again, is the lack of moral equivalency between the

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

I just wanted to thank you for the arti­cle in the Jewish Link (Cover article – May 15 “Team Zeidel Rallies Community for ALS Research”) about our family’s efforts to raise money for the ALS Association. The article was beautifully written and we re­ceived so much positive feedback from it! Also, it helped us spread the word about the

An Open Letter to the Government Representatives of the People of New Jersey

Dear Honored County, State and Feder­al Leaders:

I write you today as a Councilmember representing the Township of Teaneck, a multi-cultural diverse community of close to 40,000 residents. Many of you are famil­iar with Teaneck and I have had the hon­or of meeting you either here in my home­town or in your offices.

Teaneck is a town that has

Knee-Jerk Reactions Do Not Help Us

According to Webster’s a knee-jerk reaction is an immediate unthinking emotional reaction produced by an event or statement to which the reacting person is highly sensitive; in persons with strong feelings on a topic, it may be very predictable. And it’s not a new term, either. It’s been in use, in its current context, since the 10th century. After

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

While I appreciate Mr. [sic] Chanes at­tempt at categorizing different groups within the Jewish World, I find it slightly disingenuous. While quick to sort the Or­thodox Jewish population into neat sec­tions, he swiftly takes the title of “Mod­ern” away from those who he deems “Centrist,” yet who outside of his Op-Ed identify as