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OPED We Must Keep Nuclear Weapons Out of Iran By Congressman Scott Garrett President Obama repeatedly told the American people that no deal with Iran is better than a bad deal. Despite that promise,

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OPED Why Cant We Argue Civilly By Rabbi Eliyahu Fink Orthodox Judaism emphasizes Talmud study. Some people love the analysisanddebate format of the Talmud but other people prefer studying the final d

ANALYSIS Yeshiva University proudly presents A Message From the International Beit Din By Rabbi A. Yehuda Warburg, Director, International Beit Din In the event a couple is unable to settle their mar

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TORAH MUSINGS The Agunah Debate Continues CONTINUED FROM P. 1 against relying on rulings of the International Beit Din for Agunot. Among his arguments was that a responsum by one of this beit dins ju

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NEWS FROM ISRAEL Health Minister Yaakov Litzman Visits Severely Disabled Children at Aleh Jerusalem JerusalemIn his first act as official Health Minister of Israel, Member of Knesset Yaakov Litzman v

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DVAR TORAH Twice Born Changing Our Actions for the Better By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb We have lately become accustomed to reading accounts of clergymen, teachers, and rabbis who take advantage, in ve

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PARENTING The Soul of Parenting Religious Development By Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz I am embarrassed to say that I came across the notion of religious development relatively late in my career, but I do

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HUMOR The Ark Is Opened By Mordechai Schmutter For the past 15 years, Ive been davening on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at a vasikin minyan, which is my teshuvah for what time I wake up for Shacharis

HUMOR Please Forgive Me By Banji Latkin Ganchrow Another year has come and gone. I am trying to figure out how that happened. Here we are and it is Rosh Hashanah time again. And then it will be Yom K

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COACHING A Coach Approach to Teshuvah By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff Teshuvah is on the forefront of our collective minds as we near Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Our sages tell us that tho

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PSYCHOLOGICAL INSIGHTS FROM THE TORAH Controlling the Default Button on Perspective Blessings or Curses By Renee Nussbaum, Ph.D., PsyA In our youth, my husband, Jack, and I did not have the opportuni

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REMEMBERING 911 Escaping Tower II By Russell Moskowitz Editors Note Bergenfield resident and JLNJ contributor Russell Moskowitz tells his story of escaping WTC II on September 11, 2001. He wrote the

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FEATURES A Yachad Parent Runs for Glory After seeing some posts on Facebook a Let me briefly recount some of the many few months ago, I called my husband, DaYachad programs my children have particivi


HALACHICALLY SPEAKING Kneeling on a Stone Floor By Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits Reviewed by Rabbi Benzion Schiffenbauer Shlita, Piskei Harav Yisroel Belsky Shlita, Reviewed by Harav Yisroel Belsky Shl

FEATURES Princeton University to Build Eruv to Accommodate Observant Jews It has been five years in the making, but Princeton University is installing an eruv, or virtual boundary, around most of the

NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Nostalgic Chagim Memories By Rabbi Mordechai and Nina Glick As we reminisce about the many yamim tovim that we have spent together, we were discussing recently some of the int

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FEATURES Cant It Wait By Esther Kook Summer days are winding down. Leaves on the trees are laced with shades of burnt orange, yellow and red. Theres something so special about this season. Theres tha

Rosh Hashanah Jewish New Years Resolutions By Shmuel Sackett Part I of II In the secular world it is very common to make New Years resolutions. People undertake to lose weight, get into shape and pay

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Rosh Hashanah A Companion to a Rosh Hashanah Prayer By Zahava Farbman as told to Chaia Frishman The chazzan begins to hum the familiar tune of Unetaneh Tokef. Familiar, not because Ive heard its melod


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Rosh Hashanah The Reforms of Rabbi Amnon By Joseph Rotenberg Among the numerous prayers recited in synagogues on the High Holidays, few have the impact of Unetaneh Tokef Let us now relate the power...

Rosh Hashanah Aleinu A Rosh Hashanah Prayer That Migrated Into the Daily Service By Mitchell First Every Rosh Hashanah, many are puzzled by the flow of the Musaf Shemoneh Esrei, when Aleinu suddenly a

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Rosh Hashanah FEATURES From Israel to Your Table Harvesting the Holiness Wine holds a special place in Jewish tradition. Whether to greet the Sabbath, to welcome a new baby into the fold, to bless th

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