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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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To the Editor:

I recently attended a Chamber of Commerce awards dinner, at the Glenpointe Marriot Hotel in Teaneck, New Jersey.

As I walked into the lobby with my associate Bruce Prince, the owner of Teaneck General Store, a friendly man named Edwin Ramos introduced himself as the owner of Farmer’s Insurance Agency, also in Teaneck.

As we

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An open letter to the our rabbis and our community:

There has been much dialogue this past week about the appropriateness of Teaneck community rabbis submitting requests for leniency on behalf of a community youth leader who admitted to committing abusive acts towards children. This dialogue is important and healthy, and broaches

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When I first began receiving the Jewish Link, my assumption was that the paper was published from the point of view that Torah is paramount and Halachah is followed. The advertisers, who support the paper - yeshivot, kosher stores, the Orthodox Union - clearly presuppose an Orthodox audience.

After reading the last few issues,

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To the Editor:

In your recent interview, Josh Levy claims that crime rates would go down if more people had guns. This is very speculative. If more people had guns, then in altercations between people, guns would be used more often, leading to many deaths, including gun accidents.

The real reason we have to live with high crime rates is the failed

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Those who wrote the legislation about the haredi draft made every mistake in the book. They should have used halachic sources as well as utilizing the data language used by the haredim: rewarding excellence in learning and penalizing mediocrity.

I teach at the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine and I also am the executive secretary of

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To the Editor:

In an article published here on March 13, “Modern Orthodoxy’s Identity Crisis”, Amram Altzman laments that, unfortunately, not enough change is taking place in the Modern Orthodox world. Times are changing and so should we and our approach to Orthodox Judaism. This is especially regrettable in that which, he claims, is taking place at

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In your article, “Rep. Bill Pascrell Invites the Editors,” (August 22, 2013) you state that Congressman Scott Garrett “voted against FEMA funding for Bergen residents.” However, Scott Garrett did vote for H.R. 152 - Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill, for a cost of $50.7 Billion, on January 15, 2013. The following is a link to Rep. Scott

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Although it has been a while since the tragic passing of Rabbi Yossie Stern, the Executive Director of Project Ezrah, it is difficult for me personally to come to terms with his passing. Regretfully, I was not able to attend his leveya and feel guilty about not being able to make an appearance. I have also read a number of tributes that were

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I was saddened to learn about this group and your report of the recent Teaneck councilmens’ further endorsing of Governor Chris Christie.

A law was presented by the previous legislature and signed by the previous governor providing for medical marijuana for people in the state suffering from chemo, MS, various cancers, AIDS, glaucoma,

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To the Editor:

Kudos many times over to Rabbi Dr. Mordechai and Nina Glick for their always heartfelt and deeply considered thoughts as penned for these pages. I was especially moved by their two pieces in the March 6 issue. Firstly, was the point made by Rabbi Glick in his retrospective on the issues that presented at their wedding concerning a Conservative

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Dear Been There and Done That:

I would hope that a Rav would have responded in the same manner as I did to the person who wrote to me in my role as a psychologist.  It is of utmost importance for two people who have committed to a marital relationship to do everything that they possibly can do to save their marriage. She could have gotten a divorce, but has

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To the Editor:

We asked for delivery of your paper after finding our first issue many months ago at a Teaneck pizza shop.  We live 20 minutes from Teaneck and have been going out of our way to pick up your paper until last month, when we happily found the paper delivered to our front door early in the morning. We now receive it regularly every two