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A Ray Of Light: Chazaq, Met Council Open KGH Food...

Poverty is one of the most serious issues confronting New York’s Jewish community. A 2011 report by the UJA-Federation of New York found that...

Bonei Olam Holds Annual Event In Kew Gardens Hills

A community member shared his experience with Bonei Olam at the annual Bonei Olam event in Queens: “Bonei Olam is like a family.” On Wednesday...

LOCAL

Shabbos Nachamu In Jerusalem 1920

The haftarah (prophetic portion) read on Shabbos Nachamu, which follows Tish’ah B’Av, expresses the immortal message of comfort conveyed by the prophet Isaiah to...

Culinary Camp At Bnos Malka  Academy: A Five-Star Review

For the second year running, Claire’s Kosher Kitchen’s culinary camp for teenage girls was a resounding success. The five-day intensive cooking program followed by...

Bonei Olam Holds Annual Event In Kew Gardens Hills

A community member shared his experience with Bonei Olam at the annual Bonei Olam event in Queens: “Bonei Olam is like a family.” On Wednesday...

POLITICS

We Need The Jewish Women

Ask your fellow Jew the following question and see if he/she answers it correctly: “Who were the people lucky enough to leave Egypt and...

The Kosel Controversy: An Opposing View From A Traditionalist

In the Gemara, it’s called a “mi’mah nafshach” (loosely translated: from whichever side you please). In regard to the controversy of the egalitarian section...

Combating Hunger: A Moral Imperative

I have spent much of my years in Jewish activism explaining to Jews and non-Jews alike that Jewish poverty is a serious problem in...

Use of Carl Gustav Guns An Escalation of Terror

There are three important details of the latest attack by terrorists in Jerusalem that must be highlighted. They are glossed over and are often...

OPINION

Your Say • Readers Write

Dear Editor: We are troubled by Cynthia Zalisky’s take on the Kotel (Kosel) controversy (“As I See It,” July 13) from several respects: 1) Unverified statements:...

Is This How You Talk About A Newspaper?

Since I’ve begun writing at the Queens Jewish Link, I have not used the space of my column to write about my past experiences...

Something For Nothing

When Mark Zuckerberg talks, people listen – and very understandably so. After all, he’s the head of social media powerhouse Facebook, the fifth wealthiest...

Bear With Me

A lot of us don’t spend enough time thinking about bear safety, because we have jobs.  We take steps to protect ourselves from insects,...

STYLE & LIVING

Calm, Clear-Headed, and Connected

Oh, no. Here comes that tug of war again. “I’m right.” “Um…No, I’m right.” Sooo, which are you: a peacemaker or a troublemaker? Someone hurt,...

Perspectives In Real Estate And On Life

This week I had so many different kinds of interactions, both in real estate settings and otherwise. I’ll try to share what I’ve learned...

Moroccan Okra And Asparagus

Ingredients 1 pound asparagus 1 onion, thinly sliced 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 yellow pepper, thinly sliced 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced ...

Strong Lips and Soft Eyes

Beauty is not a one-size-fits-all, and can be found in many colors and various styles. If you want to achieve a dramatic lip by...

TORAH

Breach Of Connection

This past Sunday, Camp Dora Golding hosted its first (of two) visiting days of the 2017 summer season. Hundreds of excited parents packed onto...

What Can You Do To Make Hashem Angry?

“These are the journeys of the Children of Israel, who went forth from the land of Egypt according to their legions, under the hand...

Shema 9 Loving Hashem with Total Devotion

U’v’chol m’odecha and with all your resources ***** The Mishnah (B’rachos 54a) provides two understandings of “u’v’chol m’odecha.” The first is “b’chol mamonecha” – we need to...

An Abrupt Change Of Mind

In 1927, a great Chasidic lineage was transplanted from the Ukraine in White Russia to the unlikely shores of Lake Michigan in the United...