FEATURED

From Pinsk To Queens: Shabbaton Recalls Students’ Arrival Here

Nearly a year ago, Keren and I hosted four Belarusian-born students studying at Touro College’s Lander College for Men in Kew Gardens Hills. They...

Chazaq Celebrates One Year Of Its Beis Midrash “Bais Noson Meir”

“Then the spirit of Hashem began to beat...in the camp…”  (Judges 13:25)   On Wednesday morning, June 14, I attended a siyum maseches celebrating the completion of...

LOCAL

YCQ Literary Festival

Last week, Yeshiva of Central Queens elementary school students participated in their annual Writing Festival. Assistant Principal Melissa Cohen worked with the teachers and...

Ambassador Friedman Speaks At Jamaica Estates 5K Run

The last time that David Friedman spoke at the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, he was doing so as a campaign supporter of Donald...

Names, Not Numbers© At HANC Middle School

  On Thursday, June 8, HANC Middle School held its Names, Not Numbers program. Names, Not Numbers is a copyrighted oral history film project and...

2017 J-Biz Expo And Business Conference Attracts International Crowd Of...

Between the VIP lineup of business conference speakers and workshop presenters, and the breathtaking breadth of international businesses on the expo floor, the 2017...

POLITICS

Time to Downgrade Abbas Expectations

Henry Kissinger told a member of President Trump’s associates that one of the major differences between the last eight years, under President Obama, and...

Be There Or Be Square

On Thursday, June 29, at 7:00 p.m. at the Young Israel of Hillcrest (169-07 Jewel Avenue), the Queens Jewish Community Council, in conjunction with...

OPINION

Can This Nation Remain United?

I haven’t written in a long while. I have been going through a lot of personal stuff that has consumed me, which I will...

Pride And Prejudice

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a takeoff on the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, is a daily ranking of the wealthiest people on...

Rising To The Occasion

It was not too long ago when the public complained that Congress was too partisan. They wanted Congress to look past party affiliation and...

STYLE & LIVING

If Life Is Soup, Are You A Fork?

Deadlines, bills, housework, homework, and responsibilities. Sheesh. Did I depress you yet? Well, you know what they say: Bills travel through the mail at...

Find a New Profession; You Are No Longer A Shadchan

I was recently contacted by someone whom I don’t know very well, but she seemed desperate and thought that I was the only one...

Ziploc Bags

 Do you ever think about not cooking just because you don’t want to wash the dishes afterward? Is the thought of a sink full...

Practical Plans for Small Gardens

Of the ever-expanding consumers of the Queens Jewish Link, it is still only the lucky few who have gardens; in fact, those of you...

TORAH

Twenty Years Later

Back in the days when “being on line” meant you were in a store, and the web was something spiders wove, audio was recorded...

Shema 5: Accessing and Enjoying Our Inner Love for Hashem

V’Ahavta eis Hashem Elokecha b’chol l’vavcha, u’v’chol nafsh’cha… You shall love Hashem, your G-d, with all your heart, and with all your soul… Last week we...

Division And Disunity

“Korach the son of Izhar, the son of Kehat, son of Levi, separated himself, with Datan and Abiram, sons of Eliab and On son...

The Danger Of Machlokes

“…Dasan and Aviram went out upright at the entrance of their tents with their wives, children, and infants.” – BaMidbar 16:27 The Rebellion Korach, carried away by...