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Keep the ‘Hebrew’ in HIAS

This is a response to Mark Hetfield’s letter (“Help HIAS and Make Your Bubby Proud,”) published on March 24, 2016.

I am certain that when history books are written covering the period from the end of the 19th century into the beginning of the 21st century there will be much praise for the...

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Help HIAS and Make Your Bubbe Proud

This is a response to the Jewish Link’s publication of the JNS article, “This Is Not Your Bubby’s Immigrant Aid Society,” (March 17, 2016). The Torah reiterates, no less than 36 times, versions of the commandment to love the stranger as ourselves, for we know the heart of a stranger, as we were once strangers in the land of Egypt. The Exodus narrative is not just about the suffering and flight of the Jews, but it delivers a universal message about Jewish commitment to human rights and refugee protection.

HIAS was established 135 years ago to protect refugees—Jewish ones—who were fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. HIAS, which always...

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Which One Is It?

Councilman Jason Castle was quoted in the Bergen Record on March 4 as saying, “Everybody assumes that campaigns cost thousands upon thousands of dollars, but they don’t.” I find it conflicting that Castle would state that and also state in the same article that he “had not taken part in the day to day administrative tasks.” Which one is it? Either Councilman Castle knows how much campaigns cost, or he was not involved in the day to day and does not know. The state complaint shows Castle’s campaign having two different lawn signs, several full-page newspaper ads, large parties, glossy literature, town-wide mailings (population 39,000), robo calls and the...

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Fiduciary Responsibility Extends Beyond Development

I am writing this letter as a private citizen of Teaneck for 24 years, and not as a trustee of the Board of Education.

The Jewish Link continues to highlight development as the "cure all" for all of Teaneck's municipal tax woes. Its not. In the last 7 years, the municipal tax rate has increased 10 percent of current spending.

The Jewish Link continues to highlight development as the "cure all" for all of Teaneck's municipal tax woes. It's not. In the last 7 years, the municipal tax rate has increased >26% which is more than double the 12% rate of inflation. Worse, Teaneck has seen its debt level triple to $32 million since 2008. The...

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Take Action for School Choice

Dear Editor,

For the first time, Congress has before it a school choice bill to empower all parents in our nation’s capital to send their children to quality schools of their choice. Universal school choice in DC will undoubtedly serve as a model and trailblazer for all 50 states. Every American can ensure equal educational opportunity for every child in the country by prevailing on their members of Congress to support the Education Freedom Accounts Act (S.2455/H.R.4426).

Congressmen and senators may be reached at (202) 224-3121. All are sworn to uphold the Constitution, to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” Considering...

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