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FASHION LINK Pages 7778 Issue 205 Linking Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Passaic Union Counties JEWISH LINK OF NEW JERSEY By Elizabeth Kratz This week, the Jewish Federation shared with The Jewish Link

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OPED Who Is the Enemy By Tzvi SilverJLNJ Israel Who is the enemy These words, asked recently by the Americanborn leader of the Zehut party, Moshe Feiglin, are easy to articulate yet harder to answer.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Survivors Come Together for Kristallnacht Commemoration By Larry Bernstein So close, yet so far away. Walter Spier and Werner Reich are survivors of Auschwitz. The two bear the infamou

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COMMUNITY NEWS Judah Marans Music and Art Center CONTINUED FROM P. 1 The event began with opening remarks from Pamela Scheininger and Rabbi Jonathan Knapp, Yavnehs president and head of school, respe

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COMMUNITY NEWS Judah Marans Music and Art Center CONTINUED FROM P. 16 many attendees frequently commented on his talents. In addition to being a talented pianist and magician, Judah also had a love f

COMMUNITY NEWS Queens College Hillel Inaugurates Hamercaz Queens College By Esti Ness It has long been widely known that Queens College is a good choice for Jewish studentsand for Orthodox students i

BERGEN NEWSBRIEFS Cong. Rinat Yisrael to Host Prof. Charles Selengut Lecture on Islam The Adult Education Committee of Cong. Rinat Yisrael will present Professor Charles Selengut, authority on Islam,

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COMMUNITY NEWS Annual Chai Lifeline Sixth Grade Girls Shabbaton Focuses on Thankfulness By JLNJ Staff Last Shabbat, 48 campers joined 70 Chai Lifeline staff members at Congregation Keter Torah in Tea

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COMMUNITY NEWS JFNNJ Mitzvah Day Brings Community Together to Help Others On Sunday, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey held Mitzvah Day, which brought community members together to pack food f

ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS Community Gathers for Friendship Circle Walk in Livingston By JLNJ Staff Sunday was Shyella Mayks birthday, and she spent it with nearly 2,000 friends, most of them new on

ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS JKHARKYHS ATID Society Presents Safam in Concert Courtesy of JKHARKYHS Each fall, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew AcademyRae Kushner Yeshiva High School JKHARKYHS convenes an im

DAF YOMI HIGHLIGHTS Sanhedrin 111 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 Sanhedrin 111. The

SEPHARDIC CORNER Brachot on Tefillin at a Sephardic Beit Knesset By Rabbi Haim Jachter Is it one bracha or two brachot that men recite when wearing tefillin It turns out that this is one of the diffe

TEXT INSIGHTS What Is the Meaning of Mishtaeh Gen. 2421 By Mitchell First This weeks parsha has a very interesting word MShTAH. The entire phrase is vehaish mishtaeh lah. The man is Eliezer and the l

BRINGING THE PROPHETS TO LIFE Will the Real King David Please Stand Up By Rabbi Neil N. Winkler Parshat Chayei Sarah This weeks haftarah, the opening chapter of Sefer Melachim, compares and contrasts

TIMELY TORAH INSIGHTS Chayei Sarah Meeting Moral Challenges By Rabbi Baruch Bodenheim Rav Yerucham Levovitz would often say Sefer Bereishis is not just a book of stories its an instruction manual on

RABBIS MUSINGS AND AMUSINGS True Focus By Rabbi Dani Staum A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of accompanying the ninth and 12th graders of our yeshiva, Heichal HaTorah, on the first shabbato

ONE MINUTE INSPIRATION The Most Important Pasuk in the Torah By Martin Polack There was a debate in the beit midrash, the House of Study, in Babylonia, some 2,000 years ago. Which verse best summariz

DVAR TORAH Catalonia A Distinct Torah Culture By Aryeh Leibowitz The ongoing drama surrounding the Catalan independence referendum raises the question of the historical relationship between the Catal

CHINUCH REFLECTIONS The Yin of Sarahs Death, the Yang of Jewish Continuity By Ruth Gafni What can a story about the death of our matriarch Sarah teach us about the beginning of Jewish continuity As a

CHINUCH Instagram and Finstagram Further Thoughts on Teens in Our Wired World By Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky I commend my friend Rabbi Dov Emerson for addressing the issue of our teens, smartphones and soci

NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Sitting at the Polls By Nina Glick Always looking for new and different ways to meet people, on Tuesday I had the honorable experience of being a poll worker for the Bergenfie

OPTION Z Bartlet for America 2020 By Rachel Zamist Its hard to imagine that it was just about a year ago when we woke up on that November morning and were faced with some confusing news. While we kne

ISRAEL SPOTLIGHT Paramuss Robin Tassler Celebrates Israel at MMY By Tzvi SilverJLNJ Israel Robin Tassler is studying at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim in Jerusalem. She grew up in Paramus and atten

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HISTORY The Balfour Declaration Did the British Promise Palestine to the Jews and Arabs By Alex Grobman, PhD On November 2, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Sent by Bri

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PERSONAL HISTORY Opa, in World War I, was with the German artillery on the front in France. Something that might be difficult to imagine in todays day and age, soldiers were paid in By Norbert Strauss

COACHING Learn to Burn Your Boats By Rabbi Dr. Naphtali Hoff If you want to take the island you need to burn the boats.Tony Robbins Nearly five years ago I was facing an important decision, a career

BSD invites the Bergen County Community to a Seudas Hodaah Motzei Shabbos in honor of November 11th Rabbi Yosef Adler 830pm Morah dAtra, Congregation Rinat Yisrael Congregation Keter Torah Rosh Yesh

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FEATURES Puah Seeks to Help the Shidduch Crisis By Gila Arnold In this weeks Torah portion, we read of the first recorded shidduch in Jewish history, and the basic storyline goes like this Avraham de

OY VEY Beautiful Beets By Jon Kranz Hearts have beats, cops walk beats, journalists work beats and spouses sometimes browbeat. In the Jewish world, however, beats take a backseat to beets, those tast

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SCHMUTTER Dealing With This Garbage By Mordechai Schmutter I can never figure out what the garbage men will and wont take, and Im pretty sure they keep changing the rules. Wait

SCHOOLS FEATURE TABC Opening Night CONTINUED FROM P. 1 to do their jobs as well and as quickly as humanly possible. But Matthew and Shai were no ordinary sports players, and their job was no typical

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PERSONAL ESSAY A Tribute to My Mother By David S. Weinstein When I was a young child, my mother, Yocheved, would tell me stories of her life as she was growing up in Poland. She kept a closeness with

PERSONAL ESSAY Orthodox and LGBT CONTINUED FROM P. 72 dren speak with you if they want to discuss a relationship with someone of the same gender. Tell them that if they come out to you that you will

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SCHOOLS Yeshivat HeAtid Celebrates Booktober TABC Attends AIPAC Four TABC seniors joined Dr. Elliot Prager and 500 students from across the country in the Washington D.C. AIPAC High School Summit. T

SCHOOLS RYNJ Holds Annual Tent Event Moriahs Early Childhood Learns Mitzvot Parshat Vayeira affords the opportunity for the students of RYNJ to learn about the midot of our forefathers and to emulate

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SCHOOLS Israel Programming at Maayanot Inspires Students Showing support for Israel is one of the cornerstones of Maayanot. This past week, the school participated in several programs that inspired a

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SCHOOLS JEC HS Goes Full STEM Ahead RKYHS Marks 100th Anniversary of Balfour Declaration Last Wednesday the eleventh and twelfth grade advanced STEM students were treated to a unique form of handson

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SPORTS Sting Boys Varsity Hockey Takes on JEC By Henri Kolb HS 19 On Thursday, November 2, the SAR boys varsity hockey team welcomed the JEC Thunder into the Hive. The Sting entered the night with a

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