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Shavuos Edition Chag Sameach OF BERGEN COUNTY May 29, 2014 29 Iyar 5774 Issue 36 www.jewishlinkbc.com Distributed weekly CANDLE LIGHTING 2018164000 Dr. Jeremy Peyser Dr. Nicolas Elian Dr. Martha Mi

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NEWS Election Report from Europe By Duncan McDonnell Marie Curie Fellow at European University Institute T his time its different, promised the European Parliament in an awareness campaign ahead of

NEWS House Bill Calls for U.S. Firms to Share in Israels Iron Dome By Julian Pecquetwww.almonitor.com T he 600 billion National Defense Authorization Act NDAA almost doubles next years funding for

NEWS Tzipi Livni in Ehud Baraks Footsteps By Akiva Eldarwww.almonitor.com Translator Sandy Bloom F ive years ago, Tzipi Livni criticized Ehud Barak for being part of a diplomatically stagnating rig

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NEWS Tzipi Livni in Ehud Baraks Footsteps CONTINUED FROM P. 14 In May 2014, Livni heads a tiny faction of only six Knesset members, the smallest faction in the most rightwing government that has ev

LOCAL NEWS Yom Yerushalayim Event Honors Legacy of Begin By Elizabeth Kratz T eaneckIsraels sixth prime minister, Menachem Begin, a man who lent a profoundly religious dimension to Zionism, was the

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LOCAL NEWS Yeshivat Shaalvim Honors Alumni at Annual Dinner By Estelle Glass O n Monday evening, June 24, Yeshivat Shaalvim and Shaalvim for Women will acknowledge its accomplished graduates and ma

LOCAL NEWS Living History and Chesed in Yiddish Song By Elyse Hansford R ockleighThese are not just songs, they are documents of Jewish life, said Zalmen Mlotek, the artistic director of the nearly

LOCAL NEWS YU Celebrates 83rd Commencement CONTINUED FROM P. 1 and this momentous moment, as members of a generation that are nostalgic for the past, savoring the present, and anticipating the futu

LOCAL NEWS The World Memory Project The Past Comes to Life for Bergen Students By Anne Phyllis Pinzow B ergen CountyReuniting families is the way Andy Freund, 17, a junior at Frisch described work

NEWS Diaspora Jews Demand Democracy in Israel CONTINUED FROM P. 1 expects Israel to uncompromisingly deploy Jewish and universal humanitarian values with respect to the rights of its minority citiz

LOCAL NEWS Kerem BYavneh Dinner Honors Local Alumni merican Friends of Yeshivat Kerem BYavneh will celebrate its 44th Annual Dinner on Monday evening, June 16, 2014 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage,

LOCAL NEWS TABC Breakfast to Honor Rachel Friedman and Suzy Schwartz Jewish Home at Rockleigh Site of Outdoor Summer Concert Series O n the morning of June 15th, 2014, Torah Academy of Bergen Coun

MEMORIAL DAY U.S.A. A Remembrance From an F4 pilot s we face another Memorial Day, I recall visiting with three old friends, a few years back, at a park in the nations capital. It seems like only yes

EDITORIAL It Came to Us on Shavous, It Came and Made Us Free THE JEWISH LINK OF BERGEN COUNTY CoFoundersCoPublishers Moshe Kinderlehrer Mark Mendy Schwartz EditorinChief Jeanette Friedman Managing E

DVAR TORAH Distinctly Different By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb he term is one that I first heard back in high school. There are times that I find it helpful, and there are times I find myself resist

POLITICAL PONDERINGS Omitting the Obvious By N. Aaron Troodler, Esq. or Chris Christie, it was a chance at redemption. After his last big appearance at a Jewish event ended in controversy following h

OPED American Jews and the Israeli Right The End of a Beautiful Friendship By Chemi ShalevWest of Eden Reprinted with permission from Haaretz T he unexpected election of Menachem Begin as prime min

OPED Whats Orthodox A New Taxonomy By Jerome A. Chanes hat is Orthodox Is it Haredi Is it Modern Is it Ultra ugh Is it Yeshivish A conversation with Alan Cooperman of the Pew Research Center, who hea

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PROFILE Lipa, With Diploma in Hand CONTINUED FROM P. 1 University of New Yorks Rockland Community College. The road to a diploma has been a long one for Schmeltzer, who has been juggling his music

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A TEENS PERSPECTIVE How Not to Think About College By Oren Oppenheim n honor of the coming summer and college graduation season, Id like to talk about how Im not supposed to be thinking about college

CHESED Doing Chesed Smarter By Elizabeth Kratz T eaneckEveryone knows the proverb that we have to teach the man to fish, not just give him the fish. But, if you dont feed him while hes learning, he

CHESED The Power of One By Debby Pfeiffer series of events brought me to Hackensack Hospital to train as a chaplain. One does not need to be a priest or a rabbi to be a chaplain contrary to what many

SHAVUOS The Magic of Shavuot 1967 By Larry Domnitch O ver the last two millennia, Jews have visited Jerusalem in honor of the festivals, in lieu of the Biblically ordained pilgrimages. On the holid

SHAVUOS Sleepless in Israel By Deborah FineblumJNS.org R egarding Shavuotwhen Jews from around the world celebrate the receiving of the Torah at Mount SinaiRabbi Chayim Vital wrote on behalf of his

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over EDGE DO YOU DARE 82 PEOPLE DID the Madrikh LaMoreh a guide for the talmud teacher By Rabbi Kenny Schiowitz Rabbi Schiowitz, the rabbi of Congregation Shaare Tefillah of Teaneck and Chair of t

SHAVUOS The Observant Jew Shavuos and the 10 Gym By Rabbi Jonathan Gewirtz P eople often come up to me and say, Ive got an article idea for you. Usually its some pet peeve of theirs which they see

FRUIT OF THE VINE Making It a Ros Shavuot By Gamliel Kronemer hile Shavuot may be the shortest of the three pilgrimage festivals, like Pesach and Succoth, it has a large number of venerable customs,

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SHAVUOS Down with Boring Shavuot Cheesecake By Mollie KatzenJNS.org F resh cheese is a staple in classic Shavuot foods, traditionally wrapped in a soft, egglike blintz that is then fried lightly in

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT March of the Living and the 911 Memorial Exercises in Exploitation By Adam Chanes T his year, I made the difficult decision not to join my high school classmates on March of the Li

YOM YERUSHALAYIM Yom Yerushalayim was WHEN By Shmuel Sackett Photo via Shutterstock f I asked you what holiday was this past week, you would unquestionably answer, Memorial Day. Unfortunately, that i

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HEALTH AND FITNESS Israeli StemCell Technology Targets Leukemia By Karin Kloosterman, ISRAEL21c new Israeli company is using the natural process of cell death to help people undergoing transplants of

FEATURES The Orphan Who Took On The Knesset And Won By Judy Yazersky hen you first meet Yoseph Segal, age 21, he seems to be a standard ultraOrthodox Israeli young man, sporting a short beard, suit,

BOOKS New Leadership Manual Based On Bamidbar By Nathaniel MoldoffJNS.org T he interdisciplinary field of leadership studies is booming. University lecture halls on the topic are overflowing, and b

SCHOOLS YU TorahUmadda Book Award Goes to Fine and Book By Dr. Garry Katz O ver the past few years TABC has had the privilege of presenting a book award from Brandeis University. This year the scho

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NEWS Election Report from Europe CONTINUED FROM P. 12 success and whose demise was being gleefully predicted by many Italian commentators this time last year. That said, a star of these elections h

SCHOOLS Moriahs 3rd graders participated in the Link Up program at Carnegie Hall in New York City Tamar Fuchs, from Yavneh Academy, won 3rd place in the Paramus Poetry contest for second grade. Tam

SCHOOLS TABC Wins Lander College A Mothers Prayer Model Beis Din Competition By Pnina Seplowitz N L ew YorkThe Beis Medrash LTalmudLander College for Men LCM held its inaugural Model Beis Din competi

SCHOOLS MTA Torah Bowl Team Are Champs Again CONTINUED FROM P. 1 the year, the Lions recovered and swept all four of their games, putting their record at 71 and leaving them in a tie for first plac

SCHOOLS Hearts and Hoops at Yavneh Academy avneh Academy students celebrated Lag BOmer in school while learning an important lesson in chesed. Lag BOmer is traditionally a festive day on which childr

SPORTS Frisch Annual Sports Breakfast Scores a Knockout D mitriy Salita, the champion boxer who has made headlines as a successful Orthodox professional athlete, spoke to a crowd of more than 300 f

SPORTS Frisch Hockey Report By Coach Yaakov Lisker O n May 22nd the Frisch Cougars faced the HAFTR Flames in the girls hockey semifinals. This game would serve as a rematch of sorts from last years

SPORTS SCENES Noam Becker of Sterling Cleaners 78 Baseball rounding 3rd base. Alex Kershenbaum fires it in from the outfield. Credit Lisa Appelbaum. Azi Knecht at bat for the Bergenfield PAL Mets.

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YOM YERUSHALAYIM Yom Yerushalayim was WHEN CONTINUED FROM P. 51 ed a new fast day to cry to Hashem for the spilling of more Jewish blood. There is a major problem with this logic. Why do we only co

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