Saturday, August 08, 2020


Remembering Amalek Through the Eyes of a Killer

The horrific tragedy that took the lives of 17 students and teachers last week in Florida, five of them Jewish, has cast a darkness over our entire nation.

Just a week until Purim, facing Parshat

Watching the Alcohol This Purim

Joyful observance of Purim is what we do together with family and friends at our seudah table. Giving charity for matanot l’evyonim, hearing the Megilla and giving mishloach manot should give us and others overwhelming joy as well.

Yachad’s Warmest Month of the Year

There certainly are events in Israel, Europe, on Capitol Hill and locally that impact all of us. Goodness knows it’s been a wild week on Wall Street, and issues such as funding the federal government, immigration and others seem ever-present.

Pence Takes Center Stage on Israel

Last March at the AIPAC Policy Conference, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, brought the 18,000 people in attendance to their feet in a rousing applause when she announced that when it came to Israel, there was a “new sheriff in town.”

A Sad Beginning to a New Year

You did not have to know either the Steinberg family of Scarsdale, New York, or the Weiss family of Belleair, Florida, personally. If you are a member of a Jewish community, you know them well, especially if you are active in your shul, federation, school or

Letting Hope Take Us to 2018

How could we have known that Donald Trump, the president who triggers such a visceral reaction in this nation, would boldly tell the world that Jerusalem was undeniably Israel’s capital and our nation’s embassy was destined for our people’s most

Losing Rav Shteinman, a True Gadol Hador

Just hours before Israelis would celebrate the joy of Chanukah’s first light, they would first experience the sadness as the flame of a life dedicated to Torah, a true gadol hador, came to an end.

My Kinus Experience

Over the past few years, I have had excuses to turn down invitations to the Kinus extended to me by various friends and contacts from within our local Chabad organizations and Friendship Circles here in northern New Jersey.  I just wasn’t that

Are Palestinians Up to the Task of Peace?

This week we gladly note the November 29 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ passing of Resolution 181, making history with the partition of the former British Mandate for Palestine into two states, one Jewish and the other Arab, with Jerusalem

From a Polish Rally, the All Too Familiar

From all accounts, it seems as if Poland experienced a “Charlottesville” of its own this past Sunday.

The difference, and it’s a huge

Sending a Much Needed Message to Iran

Whether or not a Senate bill that improves or abrogates the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal is passed, we believe that the president’s recently announced intention to decertify that pact has merit.


Don’t Guard Your Tongue? TMI and the Confessional Personal Essay

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of a piece published in The Jewish Link online on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. To read the full version, click here:

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