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Friday, September 22, 2017

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Letters

News Publications Should Provide All the Facts

After continuous exposure to exaggerated, one-sided, left-wing screaming all week, I hoped to enjoy a Shabbat respite, dealing only with uplifting Jewish news, insights and Torah. Unfortunately, the front page of The Jewish Link highlighted “progressive” protesters, these “heroes” providing the public with only one side of the real facts.

Their protests

Thank You for Highlighting PUAH

I’d like to thank the Jewish Link for publishing an article last year about the organization PUAH, in Brooklyn, which helps Jewish couples deal with infertility issues. Little did I know at the time that I would be passing the name on to a young couple. PUAH has been very helpful and supportive to them as they continue

Rabbi Student Should Not Map His Articles to an Individual

I find the context of Rabbi Student’s article to be most troubling (“Riding Home From the Inaugural Ball,” January 26, 2017).

Had a similar article been published six months ago as a generic discussion of Shabbos transportation it would have

Women’s March Protested Valid Concerns Regarding New President, Respectfully

Regarding Rabbi Mordechai and Nina Glick’s article, “Land of the Free, Home of the Belligerent” (January 26, 2017), your characterization of the Women’s March is distorted. All I was able to see of the march was that which I saw on TV and online on motzei Shabbos. But I talked to many people who were there and

The OU’s Silence Regarding President Trump’s Holocaust Statement Is Worrisome

The Orthodox Union’s silence on the White House’s deliberate omission of the Jewish people’s unique persecution during the Holocaust is incredibly unsettling.

This is not the first time the OU has shied away from critiquing the Trump

‘We Were Just Checking If You Were Paying Attention’, Mike

Last week, your table of contents listed OY VEY on page 43—when in fact it was on page 41.

It was rough being the only person in Englewood home for yeshiva week. But the toughest part of my week was the scramble to find the OY VEY article. I felt a sick pit in my stomach when I anxiously opened to page

The Late Show (In Defense of Late Maariv)

“Hey! Where do you think you’re going?”

Someone stopped me dead in my tracks as I thought I was making a quick exit.

I was leaving synagogue between Mincha and Maariv, the afternoon and evening prayers, which are often done back-to-back in Orthodox synagogues. Now, the person stopping me was a friend and he was half joking. But I believe he was

A Simple Solution to Loud Music Problems at Simchas

“What Your Wedding Band Wishes You Knew,” (The Jewish Link, October 27, 2016) says, “People often say the music is too loud.” The bands or the author go on to excuse this by talking about keeping the crowd moving. But does anyone ever complain that the music is not loud enough? If not, then clearly the crowd does

Don’t Besmirch Schools Based on Anecdotal Experiences

As an alumnus of both Yavneh Academy and TABC, I was extremely insulted by Rabbi Bob Mark’s letter in last week’s Jewish Link of New Jersey (“Our Students Must Be Taught Basic Hebrew Reading Skills,” January 5, 2017). Using my eight to 10 years (and an additional four years on Hebrew coursework at YU), I have been

Let’s Not Make Generalizations About Local Yeshivot

Each week I look forward to reading The Jewish Link and enjoy your many articles on a variety of topics. I enjoyed your recent article “A Conversation With Dovid Chaim Greenfield, Chayal Boded” (December 22, 2016). However, I was disappointed with the Letter to the Editor that followed, bemoaning the fact that our day school children do

Yavneh Academy Teaches Excellent Hebrew Skills

I recently read a letter to the editor written by Rabbi Bob Mark (“Our Students Must Be Taught Basic Hebrew Reading Skills,” January 5, 2017) in which Rabbi Mark basically indicts schools, the Yavneh Academy in particular, for not teaching its students the basic skills “so that they can understand the words that they will be reading

The Jewish Link’s Publication of Rabbi Mark’s Letter Was a ‘Lapse in Judgement’

My jaw dropped when I read the response of Rabbi Bob Mark (“Our Students Must Be Taught Basic Hebrew Reading Skills,” January 5, 2017) to a previous article about Dovid Chaim Greenfield (“A Conversation With Dovid Chaim Greenfield, Chayal Boded,” December 22, 2016). Rabbi Mark sifts through an otherwise uplifting story about a young