Thursday, August 22, 2019

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A Mickey Mouse Passover

I am not quite sure why I have to write this letter, since I have contacted several news agencies about the fraud being perpetrated at Pesach programs seemingly on a yearly basis, yet no one thought it worthy of their coverage.

And so I will write it

Deleting Women’s Pictures Is Degrading and Reprehensible

Sarah Abenaim (Letter, “Another Modest Proposal,” June 6, 2019) completely misses the point about leaving out women’s pictures in some Jewish publications. While it is true that the sleazy tabloids that try to come off as reputable papers often show pictures that are disturbing, the issue here is not about respecting the religious

Another Modest Proposal

I am writing about the recent article depicting the perceived social injustice of omitting women from newspaper ads or dinner journal announcements, in “A Modest (B’Dieved) Proposal: Take the Men Out, Too.” (May 30, 2019)

I have another modest proposal.

What if,

On the Other Hand

I would like to convey a yashar koach to Mitchell First on his recent article about the meaning of “tishkach yemini” (“‘If I Forget You, Jerusalem...’ (Psalms 137:5),” May 30, 2019). An additional point, in favor of an interpretation of a paralysis, or general weakening of the strength (tash koach, one might

A Loving Companion

My wife and I are elderly (age 81 and 79) adoptive parents of a young man of special needs. He is 32 years old. He suffers from a disorder in the autism spectrum.

He is high functioning, friendly and socially charming.

The Many Faces of Kiruv

In your May 30, 2019, edition Attorney Steven Starr laments the fact that Modern Orthodox institutions have only “dabbled in kiruv.” (“An Argument for Modern Orthodox Kiruv”). As an attorney, Mr. Starr surely knows of the need to define terms. I am not sure how he defines kiruv. Was Yeshiva University (YU) involved in kiruv when it

Thank You to The Jewish Link

Four and a half years ago, Renewal made a decision to reach out to the Teaneck community for help in finding more altruistic (living) kidney donors. With the help of the Hain and Sarna families, we were immediately welcomed with open arms into the community to educate and raise awareness about the importance of altruistic kidney

Five Common Principles for the Jewish Community Opposing the Book Reading at the Highland Park Public Library

1. Though we vigorously oppose a planned event at the Highland Park Public Library, we support the library in general and want it to be successful.

2. We oppose the library’s holding a book reading of “P is for Palestine” because it is insensitive to the

Respect Others, But Stand Strong

I am writing in response to your “Editorial Policy on Pictures” (May 23, 2019). After detailing your own policy of printing pictures of men, women and children that reflect our community as it is, you address the situation of advertisers who send images with women purposely left out despite your request that they

Show Respect to Everyone

Recently, a Teaneck woman initiated a protest against The Jewish Link on her Facebook page for their advertising policies on women. The Jewish Link asks that its advertisers include women in their ads if there are only images of men, but allows them to submit those ads anyway if including women is against their hashkafot

Highland Park Votes

I’ve served on the Highland Park Borough Council since January 2015. I’ve had the privilege of working with Highland Park Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler and Council President Phil George since that time, and with Councilman Matt Hale since he began serving on the Council in July 2018.

Personal Reflections on Herman Wouk

My late mother, Shirley Friedberg Neustein, z”l, was a childhood friend of Herman Wouk, z”l, who attended the boys division of a Zionist camp (Keeyuma/Carmelia) in the 1920s and ‘30s, which was picturesquely situated on Lake Champlain in Milton Vermont. They kept up until my mother died in 2001. I gathered bits and pieces of