There was one crucial stone left unturned in Elizabeth Kratz’s resonant and comprehensive “Don’t Guard Your Tongue? TMI and the Confessional Personal Essay” (October 19, 2017): it’s so easy for us to get caught up in thoughts of “How can this author share such private information?” that we
We are writing in our capacity as co-presidents of the Hebrew Institute of White Plains to both thank you for including an article about the recently completed White Plains/Scarsdale eruv expansion (“Expanded Eruv Unites Scarsdale and White Plains,” August 31, 2017) and also to request that you issue
Regarding your August 31 story, “Expanded Eruv Unites Scarsdale and White Plains,” Rabbi Shmuel Greenberg has been and continues to be the halachic authority for the White Plains eruv. Rabbi Haim Jachter supervised and maintains the new extension to the eruv.
One of my Israeli cousins, Karen Shaham Palman, developed a new app called Standing Still, which allows people to experience and respect the sirens that, twice a year, bring an entire country to a stop for a few minutes. No matter where on the globe you are, it will sound each year on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and Yom
The Hebrew Free Burial Association (HFBA) and the Community Alliance for Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries (CAJAC) strongly condemn the recent shocking acts of anti-Semitism committed against Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Missouri and Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia. These hate crimes, as well as all acts of desecration against Jewish
I strongly condemn the threats made today against two Jewish Community Centers in Westchester County, as well as others across the country.
These are cowardly acts that cannot and will not be tolerated in our communities. Jewish Community Centers do great work and provide invaluable services to local
We have been informed by those who have been working on school vouchers for many years that they have finally succeeded in having a bill sponsored in Congress that can serve as a model and trailblazer for all 50 states. Although the bill only provides school vouchers in the District of Columbia, which comes directly under the jurisdiction
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 administration. David Friedman, Trump’s choice to be the
If there was ever a reason to defend former President Barack Obama's record on Israel, then there is also every reason to feel betrayed.
Indeed, Obama proved his mettle when just hours before the swearing in of Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th president, Obama was secretly having his
“Hey! Where do you think you’re
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
“What Your Wedding Band Wishes You Knew,” (The Jewish Link, November 17, 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 not want to be