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OPED Putting the Artisan in BiPartisan By Philip Goldschmiedt This past summer, the proIsrael community, to our dismay, was proven correct. For decades, we have repeated the mantra that if Israel bec

COMMENTARY A Guest Whose Memory I Hold Dear By Phil Jacobs A short few weeks ago, close friends Scott and Helayne Ference came over for a Shabbos lunch. They brought with them Scotts nephew Tzvi Yehe

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COMMUNITY NEWS Yeshivat Noam to Celebrate 14th Annual Dinner Yeshivat Noam parents, grandparents, faculty, alumnae and friends will gather together on Wednesday night, March 16, at the 14th annual di

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COMMUNITY NEWS BPY Works to Create Greater Awareness on Hunger By Shelley Fisher Although many people are unaware of it, hunger is an issue close to home, with a 9.7 percent food insecurity rate corr

COMMUNITY NEWS SINAI Names Esti Herman Chief Development Officer By JLNJ Staff On the eve of its annual benefit dinner, SINAI Schools announces the appointment of Esti Herman as its new Chief Develop

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ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS A Shabbat of Unity For children with special needs, a Shabbat away from home fosters independence, friendship and love of Judaism. Hannah Solomon couldnt stop dancing thro

ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS Essex Union Shuls Hold Joint Roller Skating Event On Saturday night, a roller skating event for community 3rd to 5th graders was held at the Florham Park Roller Skating R

ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS MetroWest NJ NCSY Holds Chesed and Leadership Mission to NOLA By Jill Kirsch The Livingstonbased chapter of MetroWest NJ NCSY spent last week on a very special mission to

DAF YOMI WITH RABBI REICHMAN Weekly Roundup Gittin 6874 By Rabbi Zev Reichman These Torah thoughts are dedicated leiluy nishmas Menachem Mendel Ben Harav Yoel David Balk ah. This week we learned Gitt

SEPHARDIC CORNER An Action Plan in an Age of Rising Radical Islam By Rabbi Haim Howard Jachter It was a breathtaking moment. I asked a group of highly successful Orthodox adults to raise their hand i

A SHABBOS MESSAGE Looking Back By Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler After managing to convince Hashem, God, to spare and forgive the Jewish people following the Chet haEgel, the sin of the golden calf, Moshe Ra

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EDUCATION Celebrating the Maker Movement With MakerXpo CONTINUED FROM P. 1 On March 6, the I.D.E.A. Schools Network will present its first MakerXpo. Children and adults will get a taste of the Maker

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LEARNING Kollel Chatzos Opens Worlds First Nighttime Beis Horaah Rav Avraham Hersh Wosner shlita addressing the crowd. Rav Avraham Yitzchok Lunger shlita addressing the crowd. Some of the attendee

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