President Donald Trump and his administration have long been on a path to diminish Palestinian declarations of statehood. The Trump administration recognized the Golan Heights as part of Israel, and in a historic move relocated the American embassy to Yerushalayim. David Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel, is recognized for engaging the White House on such a transference, and must be commended for his painstaking efforts since assuming his position.

The recent comments by freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib during a podcast have been discussed thoroughly in the Jewish, and non-Jewish, community. Tlaib, who spun an ahistorical lie that the surviving Jews of the Holocaust were welcomed with open arms by her Palestinian ancestors, has her defenders in the Democratic Party. The nefarious aspect of the defense tactics is not claiming that she is right; rather, they attack the criticizers themselves. By doing this, their goal is to silence their opponents, and this silence has a history all its own.

Not only one has risen against us to annihilate us, but in every generation they rise against us to annihilate us.” These words, recited during the most emotional point of the Pesach Seder, still ring true, despite the incredible freedoms American Jews enjoy. Six months after the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, last week another shooting occurred at the Chabad in Poway, California. A few days earlier, The New York Times published a cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu depicted as a big-nosed dog with a Jewish star necklace leading a yarmulke-wearing, blind President Trump. Anti-Semitism rears its ugly head in many forms, and American Jews must be knowledgeable of who our enemies are and where they come from if we are to continue to survive.

With over 25 new cutting-edge graduate school programs ranging from Artificial Intelligence to Biotechnology, and a 60 percent rise in graduate school enrollment, Yeshiva University continues to solidify its status as a top-tier academic institution grounded in core Torah values, preparing students for rewarding and meaningful careers in today’s most sought-after professions.

Recap: Sender gets a reprieve from working with the ice man. Mr. Corman’s relative will be working for him temporarily, so Bubby reluctantly agrees to let Sender go back to work for the Wright brothers. When he’s at the train station, heading back to the Wright brothers, the man who’d been leaning over him in the train before, offers him a large amount of money in exchange for the Wright brothers’ plans and photos. Sender refuses to do anything that would hurt the Wright brothers, and the man warns him that he will be sorry for not accepting.

Baruch Habah, Queens Jewish Link readers! I’d like to say that summer is winding down, but with the ongoing heat and humidity still going strong, a bit more air conditioning, and tall glasses of iced lemonade (or your preferred beverage) may be needed to keep cool. Summers can also be a great time for family gettogethers, BBQs, backyard parties, and long shmoozy (yes, that’s a word I just made up) talks on our porches. Folks, I’m talking about roots! Being together and enjoying time with family and friends. Roots are important, except when they end up in our sewer lines! Why on earth does that happen?! Logic would dictate that plants need, light, and water. What’s going on? Well, readers, here’s a little bit of information that may shed some light on the issue: