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7677 Linking Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Passaic Union Counties Issue 218 PAGES Chopstix JEWISH LINK OF NEW JERSEY By Jill Kirsch With antiSemitic incidents at Rutgers University last semester makin

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WORLD NEWSBRIEFS CONTINUED FROM P. 4 numbers of antiSemitic crimes. While racist crimes dropped by 16 percent, violent antiSemitic ones committed nearby or at Jewish locations increased by 22 percen

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OPED An Undivided Capital Jerusalems Jewish Character Is at Stake as Israel Mulls the Capitals Boundaries By Ariel Kahana Makor RishonExclusive to JNS For several months now, Israels National Securit

OPED An Undivided Capital CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Arab residents in the neighborhoods outside the fence has tripled to 140,000, which is 14 percent of Jerusalems total population. Compared to th

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ANALYSIS Do Towns Have the Right to Decide Who Drives on Their Streets By Stephen Loeb Suburbia begins at the foot of the Palisades upon the exit of the George Washington Bridge. The first span of th

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COMMUNITY NEWS Bais Medrash of Bergenfield Initiates Weekday Shacharit Minyan By Pearl Markovitz This past Monday, February 5, at 615 a.m., Bais Medrash of Bergenfield BMOB welcomed 20 daveners to it

BERGEN NEWSBRIEFS Cong. Rinat Yisrael to Present Nefesh Yehudis Miriam Kosman Miriam Kosman, of Nefesh Yehudi, will speak on A Jewish Theology on Gender A Hareidi Womans Perspective on Sunday, Februar

BERGEN NEWSBRIEFS Phil Simms and Chris Simms Speak at Kaplen JCCs Sports Night of Champions The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is pleased to announce its first annual Sports Night of Champions to support

COMMUNITY NEWS Top NJ Officials Join Jewish Federations Super Sunday Telethon By Adam Samuel On Sunday, January 28, the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey held their annual Super Sunday teletho

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COMMUNITY NEWS Yedei Chesed Holds Teaneck Melava Malka Reception Yedei Chesed held a beautiful melava malka and reception at the Teaneck home of Ilana and Aryeh Wizman first and second from left. Th

NJ NCSY Chesed Mission Program Receives Major Gift for Teen Chesed Missions TeaneckThe New Jersey division of the Orthodox Unions flagship NCSY program has received a donation for its renowned social

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COMMUNITY NEWS The Moriah School to Host 53rd Annual Dinner on March 3 Perhaps Abby and Scotts most signifCourtesy of The Moriah School The Moriah School Englewood, New Jersey, one of icant and impac

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COMMUNITY NEWS Federation Apartments Residents Enjoy Tu BShevat Seder By JLNJ Staff Residents of the Federation Apartments for Seniors in Paterson enjoyed a Tu BShevat seder led by Rabbi Levi Neubort

COMMUNITY NEWS Childrens Book Authors Come to Teaneck Library By JLNJ Staff The Teaneck Library invites local families to an afternoon of reading and crafts at the Teaneck Library Childrens Author Vi

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ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS EGold Events Pops Up at the JCC MetroWest By Jill Kirsch Are you looking for an elegant dining experience that doesnt require a trip to Manhattan Perhaps a venue for a dat

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY NEWS NJ Federation Leaders Meet With Rutgers President Barchi CONTINUED FROM P. 1 had called Judaism the most racist religion in the world in Facebook posts, and also made inappro

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY NEWS In the Wake of Allegations of AntiSemitism CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Rutgers review of the three professors in question, noting that his response is subject to the univers

DAF YOMI HIGHLIGHTS Avoda Zara 21 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 Avoda Zara 21. The

SEPHARDIC CORNER The Rabbi of a Sephardic Congregation Should Wear Rabbeinu Tams Tefillin By Rabbi Haim Jachter Part I What a beautiful gift We at Congregation Shaarei Orah, the Sephardic Congregatio

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BRINGING THE PROPHETS TO LIFE One Half Makes Us Whole By Rabbi Neil N. Winkler Parshat Mishpatim Shabbat Shekalim The special haftarah ordained by Chazal to be read on Shabbat Shekalim, the Shabbat o

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TIMELY TORAH INSIGHTS Mishpatim I Know I Can By Rabbi Baruch Bodenheim Timeless life lessons can come from surprising sources, even childrens books. My grandmother really enjoyed reading to me The Li

RABBIS MUSINGS AND AMUSINGS Honing Inspiration By Rabbi Dani Staum I am always amazed by airports. Its incredible that from every gate throughout the terminals, planes depart for different places all

DVAR TORAH Jewish Laws and Customs Surrounding the Bar Mitzvah By Rabbi Ilan Acoca Our son, Nissim Shalom, has recently became a bar mitzvah, and it is a living reminder for us of our familys remarka

TORAH INSPIRATION Freedom Is a State of Mind By Rabbi Dr. Avi Kuperberg Parshat Mishpatim begins by discussing the laws of a Hebrew slave. At the end of six years he has the opportunity to go free. H

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CHINUCH REFLECTIONS The Potency of Symbolism By Chana Luchins During this past week, I observed these scenarios unfurling in classrooms across RPRY. All represented opportunities for students to expl

CHINUCH Shorter School Days and the Jewish Day School Calendar By Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot In early January, Rabbi Daniel Alter wrote a piece, School Calender Wars January 4, 2018, discussing the push

COACHING How to Break Through When Youre Stuck By Rabbi Dr. Naphtali Hoff Begin somewhere you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. Liz Smith It happens to all of us, and often at the m

NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD The Beauty of Devotion By Rabbi Mordechai and Nina Glick Living in such a young community as Bergenfield we are reminded daily of the fact that our youth is behind us. Funny t

PROFILE Teanecks Dr. Sol Rosenberg Chases Lifelong Passions By Pearl Markovitz Sol Rosenberg, D. Eng. Sci, was born as Shlomo Gelbard in Olkhovatka, Russia, near the Ukrainian border. He arrived on U

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APPRECIATIONS Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech Is Remembered for His Impact on the Kosher Food World By Elizabeth Kratz Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech, 64, a towering figure in the world of kashruth, passed away sud

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NEWS FROM ISRAEL Humans of the Old City By Justin Sohn Its been a little over three months since I started Humans of the Old City. I was on a hike in the Golan with my yeshiva and thinking about how

FUN GAMES JEWISH SPELLING BEE How many common words of 5 or more le ers can you spell using the le ers in the hive Every answer must use the center le er at least once. Le ers may be reused in a word

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FOOD WINE LINK Wines From Vitkin Its the Israeli Journey, Not the Destination By Elizabeth Kratz Tasting a grenache noir from Vitkin, a storied boutique winery that became available to kosher consume

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SCHOOLS SAR HS Hosts Blood Drive Makor Chaim Talmidim Enhance the Ruach At MTA MTA partners with Yeshivat Makor Chaim in Israel for an annual exchange program in which MTA sophomores and YMC juniors

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