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WORLD NEWSBRIEFS CONTINUED FROM P. 4 Additionally, the Taglit Plus program, which is new this year, gives participants the opportunity to continue touring Israel for an additional four or five days

EDITORIAL The Jewish Link Salutes Our Chidon Winners Sometimes its good to take a deep breath of fresh air and inhale the celebratory oxygen of Jewish education and the continuity it ensures. In our

OPED Who is Natan Sharansky By Michael D. Cohen, Eastern Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center Just a few weeks ago the Simon Wiesenthal Center with great pride hosted Natan Sharansky at the 2017 Dorothy

EDITORS NOTEBOOK Am I a Lonely Woman of Faith By Elizabeth Kratz Part I A few weeks ago, I was deeply moved when my daughter, on a Friday afternoon, told me that she could tell Shabbos was coming bec


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COMMUNITY NEWS Moriah Hosts Annual Names, Not Numbers Event On Monday evening, May 15, The Moriah School hosted their annual Names, Not Numbers event at The Frisch school for a crowd of over 700. Na

COMMUNITY NEWS Newarks 30th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Observance Inspires City Students By Caryn StarrGates NewarkMemories of the small bunker where Michael Zeiger and his family hid for 18 months

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COMMUNITY NEWS NISHMATS 27 TH ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER Guests of Honor Project S.A.R.A.H. Breakfast Is Huge Success Drs. Monique C. Mordecai D. Katz Michele Joseph Romano Yocheved Rabbi Dr. Jac

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COMMUNITY NEWS TABC Shows Appreciation for Volunteers and Celebrates Academic Achievement Torah Academy of Bergen County rael Advocacy Club, most notably through TABC will hold its Annual Scholarship

COMMUNITY NEWS Nishmat Not Just An Institution...But A Vision ...we have merited in our time to see the emergence of women as formidable Torah scholars..., noted Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter at commenceme

Torah Literature of Quality from Here is the dramatic, daily diary of an American family in Israel at that time, by noted author Rabbi Emanuel Feldman. This deeplymoving volume brimming with a can

COMMUNITY NEWS Israeli Water Sustainability Project CONTINUED FROM P. 1 My father was, among many things, passionate about education, Jewish tradition and water sustainability, reflected his daughter

COMMUNITY NEWS Orthodox Union Presents Nationwide Yom Yerushalayim Event New YorkSynagogues across North America are registering to participate in the OUs newest nationwide Torah learning initiative.

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COMMUNITY NEWS JNF Annual Breakfast Goes Regional By Robert Isler The Jewish National Fund held its annual event at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, New Jersey, on May 7. Rather than the usual local break

COMMUNITY NEWS Join Maayanot for Evening of Song and Dance Maayanot invites women of all ages to Heartbeats 2017 A Night of Song and Dance, on May 24, 700 p.m. at Ben Porat Yosef, 243 Frisch Court in

BERGEN NEWSBRIEFS Moshe Uziel, AMIT Success Story, Makes Special Appearance in NJ EnglewoodThe AMIT Shalva Chai chapters annual MotherinIsrael evening will feature guest speaker Moshe Uziel, an alumnu

Yom Yerushalayim Honor Roll Fifty years ago, through the miracle of the Six Day War, the holy city of Jerusalem was reunited. As the soulstirring cry of Har Habayit byadeinu at the center of the

BERGEN NEWSBRIEFS Bergen Newsbriefs CONTINUED FROM P. 29 Cong. Beth Aaron Plans Yom Yerushalayim Torah Exploration On Sunday, May 21, at 615 p.m., at Congregation Beth Aaron, there will be a multimed

COMMUNITY NEWS Yedei Chesed Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Evening of Achdus Featuring Charlie Harary On Sunday, April 30, nearly 200 individuals representing a crosssection of Rockland County and

ESSEX UNION NEWSBRIEFS Limited Spots Still Available for Union Y Summer Camp With only a few weeks to go, there are limited spaces still available for selected camp divisions at the YMYWHA of Union C

ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS CHABAD OF WEST ORANGE ANNUAL DINNER JEC Gala Attracts Nearly 600 at Historic 50th Anniversary Gala Celebrating family this Monday, nearly 600 parents, alumni, faculty and

ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS Chabad of West Orange Honors Jewish Veterans and Servicemen West OrangeThis year Chabad of West Orange commemorates Memorial Day with a gala dinner entitled Stand Strong,

DAF HIGHLIGHTS Bava Batra 110 By Rabbi Zev Reichman May these words of Torah serve as a merit leiluy nishmat Menachem Mendel ben Harav Yoel David Balk, ah. This week we learned Bava Batra 110. These

SEPHARDIC CORNER Sephardic and Ashkenazic Gittin A Comparison By Rabbi Haim Jachter Those who have visited both Sephardic and Ashkenazic batei knesset know that there are some differences in their co

TEXT INSIGHTS Did Moses Have a Speech Impediment By Mitchell First Part I We have all heard the idea that Moses had a speech impediment, since he tells God that he is chevad peh and chevad lashon Ex.

TIMELY TORAH INSIGHTS Parshas BeharBechukosai The Cycle of Seven By Rabbi Baruch Bodenheim One cant help but wonder what is so significant about the number seven that Hashem makes it so relevant to c


A YERUSHALAYIM MESSAGE Searching for the Yerushalayim Within Us By Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler When I learned in yeshiva in Israel some 25 years ago, I was told by a native Israeli that if one wants to ge

CHINUCH Studies Show By Sara Aliza Judasin I had a bit of a mixed relationship with Navi Prophets during middle school. I loved learning Navi because I enjoyed the intricacies of the plot lines and t

BRINGING THE PROPHETS TO LIFE Emunah During Difficult Times By Rabbi Neil N. Winkler Parshiyot BeharBechukotai Todays haftarah reading does not focus upon the first parsha, Behar, which discusses the

CHINUCH REFLECTIONS Counting the Omer The Direction We Need to Be Going By Dr. Tani Foger Were a generation obsessed with narrating our lifes story. Everyone seems to be constantly trying to capture

APPRECIATIONS Marta Felberbaum A Life of Extraordinary Faith By Larry Bernstein Marta Felberbaum, by all appearances an ordinary woman, was anything but ordinary. Felberbaum, who passed away on April

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PERSONAL REFLECTIONS Jerusalem Day June 67 Witness to History By Sigmund Fried Editors note This is the conclusion of a twopart series excerpted from journal entries kept by Fried, an American volunt

PERSONAL HISTORY My Fathers Letters to My Mother From the MS St. Louis By Norbert Strauss Translated from the German original Part 4 Monday, May 22, 1939 The night has passed, and consequently also t


ISRAEL SPOTLIGHT Doni Cohens Aliyah Story Only in Israel By Tzvi SilverJLNJ Israel Doni Cohen From Bergenfield, New Jersey. Doni went to RYNJ from kindergarten through eighth grade, and TABC for hig

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PROFILES Ruth Wisse, Jewish Polymath, Enthralls at Rinat Yisrael By David E. Y. Sarna A large and very appreciative audience was treated to a thrilling lecture on Sunday, May 7, by Ruth R. Wisse, the

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SCHMUTTER Im Not Going to Say It Again By Mordechai Schmutter My fiveyearold son, Gedalya, whispered a secret to me this morning. I love it when little kids whisper a secret, a

CAMPS Gearing Up for Good Nights at Gnite The school year is winding down, and summer programs are revving up their engines. Everyone looks forward to summer as a time to foster friendships, relax an

NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Who Will Be Next By Rabbi Mordechai and Nina Glick It happens to me several times a week. It is a feeling of total panic. As Mordechai leaves the house twice a day, once early

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NEWS FROM ISRAEL Ulpanat Dolev Giving New Life to Israeli Teens By Sarah Abenaim Nestled in the heart of the town of Dolev is a building that houses 130 girls, ages 1121, from a variety of background

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YOM YERUSHALAYIM Israel Is My Country By Rabbi Stephen Roth I have just returned from Israel with my family, having been there for Pesach and, for the first time, Yom HaShoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom H

YOM YERUSHALAYIM RZA Reports Religious Zionism Is on the Rise By Rabbi Gideon Shloush, Executive VP, Religious Zionists of America What an amazing year this has been as the Religious Zionists of Amer

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TABC Celebrates Lag BOmer TABC celebrated Lag BOmer with a fun day out for the whole school. Students were able to choose from a variety of offerings including whitewater rafting, paintballing, biking

JEC Lower School Spends Lag BOmer at Warinanco Park The sun was shining and a pleasant breeze kept students cool as the JEC lower school enjoyed a funfilled day of school spirit and achdut on Monday

Yavneh Academy Celebrates Lag BOmer Yavneh Academy students enjoyed a wide array of activities on Lag BOmer. Early childhood had a wonderful time meeting the animals at the Van Saun Zoo and then enjoy

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