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INAUGURAL ISSUE January 29, 2015 Published BiWeekly 9 Shevat, 5775 Issue 1 JEWISH LINK Issue 61 Zachy Krauss on your Bar Mitzvah CANDLE LIGHTING January 30th 10 Shevat 5775 Parshat Beshalach Sh

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... Restrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears... for there is hope for your children. JEREMIAH 31 ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER Sunday Evening, February 8, 2015 Marriott Glenpointe H

NEWS Netanyahu Israel Must Speak Our Mind About the Dangers to Our People Against the backdrop of the Obama administrations opposition to his upcoming address before Congress on the Iranian n

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NEWS Firstever Antisemitism Session at UN General Assembly The More It Changes, the More It Stays the Same By Anne Phyllis Pinzow New YorkLast week, for the first time in 70 years, the United Nations

NEWS Israels Natural Gas Bonanza Could Have a Big Effect on the Middle East By Gabriel RossUS Chamber of Commerce Theres a wellknown joke in Israel Isnt it ironic that Moses walked through the Middle

EDITORIAL Welcome to the Jewish Link BWC By David Winter It is with great pride and joy that we present the first edition of our new free biweekly community newspaper, The Jewish Link of The Bronx, W

ISRAEL Israels President Rivlin Expresses Strong Support for Recently Launched Unity Prize By JLBWC Staff JerusalemIsraels President Reuven Rivlin has expressed support for the recent launch of the J

COMMUNITY Goodbye Chicago, Hello Riverdale By Rabbi Asher Lopatin Only a bit more than a year ago, our family embarked on a transition of a lifetime. I switched careers from a pulpit rabbi18 years at

EDUCATION Achieving Transformative Legislative Change for Jewish Areas Day Schools Special to the Jewish Link BWC Riverdale SAR Academys 46th Anniversary Dinner, held recently at SAR High School was

COMMUNITY NEWS Lamdeinu Launches Spring Semester of Learning in Teaneck By Sara Kosowsky Gross TeaneckThe spring semester of Lamdeinu, the new center in Teaneck for adult Jewish learning, begins this

NEWS Israeli Vehicle Hit by AntiTank Missile Fired From Lebanon CONTINUED FROM P. 1 soldiers were evacuated to hospital, several in moderate condition and the rest lightly injured. At the same time,

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A CALL TO CONVERSE The Missing Question How Do We Experience Authority By Rabbi Joshua Feigelson This past fall, the Orthodoxhalachic community experienced the most honest public conversation about i

A CALL TO CONVERSE The Missing Question How Do We Experience Authority CONTINUED FROM P. 15 the authority in the first place. I think weve seen all of these responses in one way or another in recent

SPRING 2015 SEMESTER Register at Join the many learners from the New York area who study at Lamdeinu the new center for adult Jewish learning in Teaneck, New Jersey. Parking is easy an

COMMUNITY NEWS Riverdales Dinowitz Shares His Vision By Jeff Klapper Most laws impacting daily life in Riverdale, from traffic regulations to consumer pricing and education, are passed on the state l

NEWS Speaker Sheldon Silver Steps Down Investigations Expected to Run Deep, But No One Seems Shocked By Anne Phyllis Pinzow AlbanyIt is undeniable that in his almost 40 years as a member of the State


FEATURES Judaism In His Name The Possibility of Passion and Tolerance By Rabbi Herzl Hefter And God spoke to Moses and said to him I am the LORD. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and t

COMMUNITY NEWS Adina Israel Alex Katz Atad Atzmon Ayelet Hill David Abadie David Arbit David Roi Davidi Ronen Elliot David Ezra Friedman Hannah Liberman Haviva Korenblit Juliette Bergwerk

DVAR TORAH Beyond Exodus On the MultiDimensional Character of the Israelites By Shmuel Hain From the text of Parshat Bo 10 And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, an

PSYCHOHISTORY How Mental Health Professionals Denied the Holocaust and How Survivors and Children Changed Their Minds By Dr. Eva Fogelman, PhD With the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

OPED Crude Interference If You Cant Win in Jerusalem, Try Paris or Washington, D.C. By Michael Berenbaum US House Speaker John Boehners invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to addr

FOOD AND WINE The Dinner Lady Veggie Chili By Rachel Berger They expect to eat dinner. Every. Single. Night. Its not so much that I mind making dinner, as much as I mind those three little words What

BOOKS Ruth From Alienation to Monarchy By Yehudit Jessica Singer In this fluent and penetrating study of the Book of Ruth, Yael Ziegler provides a masterful primer on how to read biblical narratives

HEALTH AND FITNESS Brushing Basics By Liraz Spear DDS, FAAPD, Pediatric Dentist Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease Tooth decay is five times more common than a

SCHOOLS Charter Schools Fabulous or Failures By Joshua Cowen Associate Professor of Educational Policy at Michigan State University Depending on whom you ask, charter schools may be either an importa

DVAR TORAH Five Rashis, Beshalach Success and Failure at Accepting Hashems Help A project in memory of Baruch Leib HaKohen b. Mordechai Yidel veDobba Chaya By Rabbi Gidon Rothstein Im not sure theres

SPORTS Yeshiva High School Hockey Playoff Preview CONTINUED FROM P. 1 have to win at TABC to get to the finals. The odds of TABC getting that point are extremely high given that its next game is agai

SPORTS Yeshiva Middle School Sports Association Boys 8th Grade Basketball Standings. Division 1 Division 3 Boys 7th Grade Basketball Standings Team Wins Loss Moriah RYNJ Yavneh Noam SSBC 7 6 3 1 1 0

PERSONAL FINANCE Social Security Dont Be in a Rush Take Your Time By Michael Karlin A popular expression goes good things come to those who wait. Undoubtedly, whoever coined that phrase did not have

HOME DESIGN Its All in the Details When It Comes to Interior Design By Shoshana Halpert The devil is in the details. Im sure thats a phrase you all have heard many times. It applies to many aspects o

ISRAELI REAL ESTATE Advantages and Disadvantages of an Acquisition Group By Gedaliah Borvick A few years ago, my client wanted to buy an apartment through an Acquisition Group. However, his attorney

Red Tape and Snags Delay Opening of New York Citys First Kosher Smokehouse in Crown Heights CONTINUED FROM P. 27 Another major headache is the restaurants allwood smoker from Texas, which cost nearly

OSEH MAASEH BEREISHIT The Largest Photo Ever Taken by Humans By Ray Villard Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore From Ed. note The person who corrected Hubbles lens so that photogra

COMMUNITY CALENDAR JANUARY 29TH SHABBAT FRIDAY JANUARY 30TH JOFA Community Dinner The Bayit HIR followed by a postdessert chat featuring JOFA founder and Bayit member Blu Greenberg, JOFA Executive Di

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