Sunday, December 08, 2019


Enjoy Thanksgiving! 

Happy Thanksgiving.

It’s not, strictly speaking, a “Jewish” holiday, but there’s plenty about this last Thursday in November that feels familiar. For many families, it’s definitely still a yom tov. 

For those who celebrate, it can mean a day of cooking

Dangerous Simchas

One of the privileges of serving in rabbanus is the tremendous volume of simchas I am fortunate to attend. To be able to watch children grow and achieve milestones and watch families flourish is a very special zechus.

It also gives me insight into communal trends that are common at simchas, some

Shame on Bernie

If there was ever any reason to react with outrage and urgent concern regarding the radical left wing of the Democratic Party, there is no better time than now.

At the recently held J Street conference, Sen. Bernie Sanders, a

Funding Needed for Canavan Disease Research

In December 2017, The Jewish Link wrote about the Landsman family—parents Jennie and Gary, older brother Mikey, and younger brothers Benny and Josh. When Benny was 6 months old his developmental progress stalled, and after several months of intervention and therapy the family sought the advice of

Let’s Make Service Part of Our Teshuva

We’ve been through a lot together this year.

The pages of The Jewish Link and our online platform have captured our community’s triumphs and, at times, some of its most troubling challenges.

Be it communal responses to a person in need of a kidney transplant,

Hoping for Unity in Israel

After a difficult, albeit inclusive election day in Israel, it is our hope that the nation can come together in a show of unity.

Whether it’s Likud or Blue and White leading the government, the last thing Israel needs to do is weaken itself through divisiveness. Its enemies would love to see the Jewish

Threat Is on the Uptick in Lebanon

With its leader still working to form a clear majority and voter turnout predicted to be low on September 17 in Israel, the last issue the Jewish State and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to have was any sort of engagement with Hezbollah.

Yet after the near miss of an anti-tank projectile aimed

Issues That Unite Us, and People Who Divide Us

We understand that this is a fraught issue. In its entire existence as a state, Israel has permitted critics of every level to tour the country, to meet with government officials and members of Knesset. Many of those same critics have gone on so-called “Israel-warts-and-all” tours, which include meetings with Israeli officials in

Tuesday’s Vote Is Just the Beginning


This was the result of Tuesday’s House of Representatives vote on Resolution 246 rejecting, in a powerful statement, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement.

The measure had 349 co-sponsors, many of whom spoke passionately in favor of Israel and

An Obscene Comparison

No, migrant detention centers are not concentration camps.

That this is even a conversation in this nation is reprehensible and dangerous.

What is happening at the United States southern border cannot be compared to a Dachau or Ravensbruck.

Recognizing Israeli West Bank Towns

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was on point this week when he declared that, given certain circumstances, Israel “has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank.”

Let’s not forget the not-so-distant past when Israeli PM’s Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak all but offered the

Germany, Keep Wearing Your Kippot

What ever happened to the saying “Never Again”?

Especially in, of all places, Germany.

It appears as if even the government’s anti-Semitism commissioner Felix Klein has forgotten one of the greatest lessons of the Holocaust when he told a German tabloid last

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