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NEWS Jewish Center of Teaneck accepts Heichal HaTorahs Proposal CONTINUED FROM P. 1 he and the JCoT board mutually agreed that the congregation could no longer afford his salary. In order to maintain

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LOCAL NEWS Public Service is Key to Cities Englewoods Michael Wildes Meets YU Dems By Rivka Hia Washington HeightsFormer mayor of Englewood, Michael Wildes joined the Yeshiva University College Democ

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NEWS Young Israel Youth Initiative Takes Hold As it continues working to enhance youth programming in synagogues across the United States, the National Council of Young Israel NCYI recently unveiled

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CHINUCH Standards and Measurement Tools for Jewish Education By Wallace Greene We are justly proud of the education that our children receive in the many day schools in Northern New Jersey. In fact,

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Chanukah Link OF NEW JERSEY Chanukah LateNight Candles By Larry Stiefel The shuttle from Reagan International Airport to LaGuardia was packed, and Jonathan Birnbaum wondered how many other passengers

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CHANUKAH Defying They By Rabbi Dani Staum, LMSW Although the style has mostly shifted, it wasnt too long ago that threepiece suits were in vogue for men. Some vests had four buttons, some five, and s

CHANUKAH HUMOR You Scratch My Back By Mordechai Schmutter Chanukah is here, and its about time you gave some serious thought to buying gifts for people, because even if you personally dont believe in

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CHANUKAH DELIGHTS How to Eat Chanukah Sufganiyot Without Guilt By Jamie The average Chanukah sufganiya jelly donut has between 300 and 400 calories of nearly pure oil and fat. In honor

CHANUKAH ChurchState Debate Still Rages, But Public Chanukah Menorahs Gain Wider Acceptance CONTINUED FROM P. 53 do whatever we can to display those menorahs. The public display of religious symbols

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FEATURE Why You Should Choose Your Airline Seat Carefully By Joseph Rotenberg In his 62 years Jack had traveled rather widely sightseeing trips to Europe, adventurous treks through the Yukon, the Alp

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FEATURES A Chandelier to Think About By David Weinstein During an intermission of services, our rabbi told a story of a little boy talking to an angel, who complained that in our days God doesnt make

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UNGARBLEDTECH Moms Use IT and Web to Follow a Dream By Shneur Garb Two weeks ago, I wrote about building websites. Years ago, having an idea and concept took considerable investment, staff and resour

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AN APPRECIATION Gil Marks and the Holy Stomach By Rabbi Meir Soloveichik reprinted with permission from Mosaic Magazine Gil Marks, famed Jewish food writer, author of several acclaimed cookbooks and

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SCHOOLS Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy Hosts Open House and Family Fun Day By Erica Rosenfeld LivingstonThe Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, New Jerseys only Modern Orthodox Jewish day school accredited

SCHOOLS Breuers to Host Preschool Open House By Rochel Alpert In order to attract new families from Teaneck and other areas to its school, Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch YRSRH in Washington Heig

SCHOOLS Moriah to Hold Alumni Reunion and Dedication The Moriah School Englewood, NJ, one of the nations premier Jewish Day Schools, educating more than 800 students across Bergen County, will be hos

CELEBRATING CHANUKAH Chanukah at Lubavitch on the Palisades School By Sonya Solomon Children at Lubavitch on the Palisades School celebrated Chanukah with parties, performances and trips around town

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SPORTS Moriah 7b Takes First Place By Zach Horowitz On December 14th, the 40 Noam 7th grade boys basketball team traveled to 30 Moriah in a battle for first place, which is what most fans believe wil

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SPORTS SCENES Izzy Muss runs the offense for Frisch. AMANDA LEIFER. Benni Tuchman looks for an open teammate. AMANDA LEIFER. Noah Schechter with the rejection. AMANDA LEIFER. MGBL 4th and 5th grad

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JOURNALISM A Scarce Commodity Trustworthy and Relevant Information By Thomas E. Patterson Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard University This article is part of a series marking

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LOCAL NEWS Newman Memorial at Bruriah Launches JEC Alumni Network CONTINUED FROM P. 1 Shlomis Peikes, Bruriahs associate principal and Newmans daughter, shared her mothers mission for the schoolto te

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