Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Thank You

I wanted to thank Elizabeth Kratz so much for writing the article (“Teaneck Chabad to Host Renewal Swabbing Event for Jay Gitteleson,” May 9, 2019), about the Kidney Donation Awareness Event which took place at the Teaneck Chabad on May 19.

The event was

Be an Agent of Change

I was distressed to open my print copy of The Jewish Link this past Shabbat to view two ads featuring the erasure of women. The Bnot Beit Yaakov ad (page 50) named honorees “Rabbi and Mrs. Menachem Friedman” and only included the gentleman’s photo. The Yeshivas Ohr V’daas ad (page 52) listed “Guests of Honor: Mr. and Mrs. Neil and

Clarifying My Position on Premarin

I read with interest a letter by Carol Tannenbaum. I would first like to thank Ms. Tannenbaum for reading my article and finding my topic worthwhile enough to warrant a response. However, I would like to clarify my position regarding Premarin and bioidentical hormones. In her letter, Ms. Tannenbaum expressed concern that

Noting an Error in Chidon Reporting

I am writing regarding the recent article about the chidon finalists (“US Chidon HaTanach Finals Held at YU,” May 10, 2019). My friend Chana Aspir was listed as coming in third place in the Hebrew eighth grade division but in truth she tied for second and I’m really proud of my friend. Is it possible to correct this mistake and list her in her

Thank You to The Jewish Link

Thank you so much for the beautiful way in which the obituary for my father, David Krakow, was placed and presented in your paper (“In Loving Memory of David Krakow, z”l,” April 4, 2019). It means so much to me and to the rest of my family, here and in Israel. We received many contacts with kind words and

Holocaust Memory or Jewish Survival?

I am a child of Holocaust survivors. Two weeks ago, my mother testified before 100 lawyers and judges at the Bronx courthouse for their Holocaust Commemoration. I sat with her, holding back tears, as I heard her speak for an hour. I’ve been deeply touched by the Holocaust my entire life. Therefore, I believe I have a

Appreciating ‘Appreciations’

Regarding “Remembering Grace Rosenzweig,” (May 9, 2019) anyone who grew up in Woodmere and The Young Israel of Woodmere in the 1960s and 1970s certainly remembers Barbara’s mother and father. As I read the beautiful article that captured both her mother and father’s essence and personalities, I reflected on those

‘P Is for Palestine’

As a veteran of the IDF I have taken the same oath or affirmation that all IDF soldiers take, to protect and defend the Jewish people at the cost of my own life if necessary.

I am also a USMC kid (though I haven’t looked like a kid for many years) and an IDF

Watch Out for Those Sidewalks

I read and enjoy Nina Glick’s column every week, but now I had to respond! Not long ago you wrote a column (“Please Look Up Instead of Down,” May 2, 2019) about people walking with their heads down, because they are so absorbed with their phones.

I walk

Respecting and Remembering Police Officers

On Wednesday, May 15, flags across the United States will be flown at half-staff in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day and in memory of all those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

Research Your Hormone Replacement Options

I was somewhat concerned about Dr. Slaten’s protocol for HRT, (“Dispelling Myths About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement,” May 2, 2019) especially his recommendation of Premarin. Aside from better estrogen treatments, for example, the estradiol patch, the source of Premarin should be questioned. Premarin is derived

Let the Tea Steep and Table Talk

Although in two different sections of the Jewish Link (Health and Chinuch), I found two articles which seemed to complement each other and resonated with me greatly. In “Let the Tea Steep for 5 Minutes,” (May 2, 2019) Beth Taubes suggested so beautifully that some of the most important things in life cannot be