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THE JEWISH LINK OF BERGEN COUNTY Vol. 1 No. 11 August 8, 2013 2 Elul 5773 Distributed every other week PrePrimary Issue See Coverage Inside CANDLE LIGHTING August 9 3 Elul Lig

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THE NJ SENATE PRIMARY Frank Pallone Official Heir to the Lautenberg Legacy By Aliza Davidovit C ongressman Frank Pallones official bio says he started in public service in 1982, serving in Congress

THE NJ SENATE PRIMARY Talent Comes in a Skirt Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver By Aliza Davidovit A Rush to Judgment Congressman Rush Holt By Aliza Davidovit When you are courting a nice girl an ho

THE NJ SENATE PRIMARY The Great Debate Four Democratic Hopefuls for Lautenbergs Seat Bring it On CONTINUED FROM P. 1 clashed with our deadline, his story by reporter Aliza Davidovit is on our websi

EDITORIAL The Education Time Bomb THE JEWISH LINK OF BERGEN COUNTY CoFoundersCoPublishers Mark Mendy Schwartz Moshe Kinderlehrer Editor Jeanette Friedman Contributing Editor Nina Glick Advertising D

POLITICAL PONDERINGS Cor y Booker Honorar y Member of the Tribe By N. Aaron Troodler, Esq. or New Jerseys vibrant Jewish community, and for Jews throughout the U.S. and Israel, Newark mayor, Cory Boo

WORLD NEWS Orthodox Jew Wins Seat in French Parliament M eyer Habib, a 52 yearold Parisian businessmanand friend of Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu who campaigned for himhas become the first frum Jew in

ISRAEL NEWS Martin Indyk, Former U.S. Ambassador To Israel, To Shepherd IsraeliPalestinian Peace Talks ASHINGTONFormer U.S. ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, to shepherd IsraeliPalestinian peace ta

ISRAEL NEWS Israel Announces Plans For West Bank Train Network By Haviv Rettig Gur The Times of Israel T el AvivThe IDFs Civil Administration recently revealed plans for a fast train network throug

ISRAEL NEWS Israel Pans Top UN Official Over Rebuke of Bedouin Resettlement Plan By Raphael Ahren and Lazar Berman The Times of Israel I srael slammed a senior United Nations human rights official

ISRAEL NEWS BRIEFS Netanyahu Responds to Arab Knesset Member Who Dissed Israel JNS.orgWhile the Knesset last week voted on a bill to necessitate a national referendum among Israelis on any peace deal

US NEWS Antisemitic Incidents In US Declined 14 Percent in 2012 N ew YorkThe total number of antisemitic incidents in the United States fell by 14 percent in 2012, continuing a twoyear trend of inc

US NEWS CUFI Student Activists Seek to Legitimize ProIsrael Message On Campus College students Sam Bain left and VikaMukha, pictured at the 2013 Christians United for Israel CUFI Washington Summit.

WORLD NEWS BRIEFS Muslim Antisemitic Incidents Concern Jewish Community Of Malmo, Sweden JNS.orgSwedish Jews, particularly those who reside in Malmothe countrys thirdlargest cityare growing concerned

COMMUNITY NEWS One Mans Dream TeaneckNYC Bus Routes with Seats, WiFi and Maybe a Minyan By Aliza Chasan T eaneckEven though, according to their online schedule, there are 123 NJ Transit buses from

COMMUNITY NEWS Alateen Group Founded To Help Teens with Alcoholic or Addicted Parents By Bracha Schwartz P assaicWhen addiction strikes a parent, the whole family suffers. Teenage children, who hav

COMMUNITY NEWS Yom NCSY 2013 One of the Worlds Largest Jewish Summer Camps By Zvi Volk W hen 1,000 teenagers agree on something the vibes are palpable. And loud. And all seemed to agree that Mini I

COMMUNITY NEWS National Council of Jewish Women Offers Safe Haven for DV Victims in Hackensack Courts By Bracha Schwartz H ackensackThere is a new mechitza at the Bergen County Courthouse in Hacken

COMMUNITY NEWS Sharing Ideas and Inspiration at YUs Annual Champions Gate Conference L to R Suri and Jan Meyer of Teaneck and Brad Somer of Memphis at ChampionsGate.jpg From L to R, Joshua Joseph,

DIVREI TORAH Anarchy or Utopia By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb ho would you consult if you wanted to know a thing or two about the perfect society Would you ask a politician A professor of governmentA ph

FIRST PERSON My Daf Yomi Journey By Daniel Gibber im England once said There is great meaning in life for those who are willing to journey. In my long time role as a high school basketball coach I ha

MEACHOREI HAPARGOD Zachor Et Asher Asah Lecha...WHO Me By Robert Katz ve been called kike, cheap Jew, and Hymie. To the best of my recollection, never Amalek. Amalek is a biblical phrase, so I would

OPINION Ideas in Collision By David S. Zinberg deas are important. We value learning, scholarship, and a reasoned approach to life. Underlying these values is the pursuit of ideas ideas about the un

FEATURES Igbo Jews Of Nigeria Study And Practice Judaism By Igho Oyoyo Reprinted with permission of Leadership, the newspaper of Nigeria any Igbo, while practicing Christianity, nonetheless selfident

FEATURES Arab Students in Israel are Turning to Yiddish By Vita Bekker, The National, UAE T EL AVIVAt first glance, Yiddish phrases such as oy vey may seem odd when uttered by Samah Jayosi, a Musli

NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD What An Embarrassment By Nina Glick he city of Montreal has suffered through many high power investigations over the past year dealing with corruption at the highest levels of

HISTORY A Man for All Children By Marcia Talmage Schneider s August 5th approaches, my thoughts drift to Janusz Korczak, a Jewish and Polish hero who lived and died a principled man of ethics, commit

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PARENTING Raising Your Sensor y Child By Alyssa Colton MA, OTRL And Aviva Lipner MA, OTRL aising a child in todays world has many challenges. Issues such as tantrums, sibling rivalry, childhood illne

PARENTING The Magic of No By Nancy Silberman Zwiebach ny reader who has attended one of my parenting workshops will be surprised to hear me touting the word no. My usual mantra, after all, is never s

PARENTING When I Grow Up By Banji Latkin Ganchrow went through many phases of what I wanted to be when I grow up. Loved dogs, so thought I wanted to be a veterinarian. Dont love math and science, so

OPINION Palestinians And Israelis Cannot Afford to be Cynical About Peace By James Zogby The National, UAE T here are plenty of reasons to be cynical about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerrys relau

NEWS FEATURE For the Sake of Zion, They Will Not Rest By Aliza Davidovit ver 2700 hundred years ago, circa 740 BCE, it was written in The Book of Isaiah For the sake of Zion, I will not be silent, a

APPEAL FROM THE HEART Please Help Baby Idans Fight For Life By Tova Ross I n many ways, Idan Zablocki is a typical oneyear old he has a happygolucky nature, an intense curiosity about the world aro

HEALTH Understanding Fats By Shoshana Genack MS, RD t a family get together, my brotherinlaw requested that I write an article on fatsmargarine, oil and butter. There had been a heated debate in his

HEALTH THE SURVIVOR MITZVAH PROJECT By Philip Sieradski L os AngelesActress, film and television director Zane Buzby had a promising career. She appeared in a series of films and then went on to di

BACK TO SCHOOL Tips to Get Kids to be Healthier this School Year StatePointChildhood obesity rates have skyrocketed over the past 30 years. Right now, onethird of American kids are overweight or obes

BACK TO SCHOOL Back to School Tips Get Your Home Organized for a Successful Year StatePointWhen your carefree summer comes to an end, getting the family ready to go back to school can seem a little d

FOOD Tempeh Made Tempting, Vegan and Delish By Lisa ReitmanDobi Photo credit Lisa ReitmanDobi I n urban areas, we enjoy a far greater selection of kosher ingredients than any generation before us.

FOOD Kosher GPS Modern Technology The Jewish Way by Shira Frager W ith school out and the promise of summer, people are vacationing all over the country, from New York to Wyoming to California. But

SCENES FROMFOODLOCAL CAMPS OUR Over the Kosher Kitchen Sink Seudah Shlishit Ideas By Chavie Hagler uring the hot summer months, Shabbos days are long, and I put more emphasis on seudah shlishit. When

SCENES FROM OUR LOCAL CAMPS Winners From HotShots David Cohen Hockey MVP Dov Weitz Middot Tovot Ben Haber Basketball MVP Scenes From Moshava Bair Photos by Lisa Appelbaum Scenes From Camp Shalom

SPORTS Newark Bears Host Jewish Heritage Night Daniel Weiss of Manhattan throwing out the first pitch. Teanecks own Joey Goffstein, Head Batboy of the Newark Bears, warming up with the players befo

SPORTS Religious Women Win Thai Boxing Titles By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel 21c I sraeli 12thgraders Nili Block and Sarah Abraham came home from a Thai boxing Muay Thai championship in Thailand

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Myths and Reality of Precious Stones and Diamonds I n todays market, precious stones like the diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald command a premium price due to their color, bri

THE ARTS Theater Camp In the Box with Black Box By Rachel Lendner T heres a place for every child...even mine My kids hate sports. Always have. We are not a sports family. No one plays. No one watc

PROFILES Rabbi Eugene Kwalwasser Former Yavneh Principal Leads A Principled Life In Israel By Tzvi Silver et ShemeshIn the Modern Orthodox community, it is becoming popular to make aliyah. It is, how

PROFILES Wave Of The Future By Ruthie Blum, Israel 21c I t was a twist of fate that not only introduced Inna Braverman to a passion for green energy, but reconnected her to Ukraine, where she spent

GEMACHS AND CHESED OPPORTUNITIES BABIES AND CHILDREN Old Arab Mansion Bris outfits, pillows, pillow cases, tefilos for mothers to say. Open to the Jewish community. There is no solicitation of funds.

TECHNOLOGY TaglitBirthright Israel Visits Google Headquarters in Tel Aviv P articipants on the OUs Israel Give Tech niche trip organized by Israel Free Spirit TaglitBirthright Israel, recently vi

TRAVEL Family Travels in Jerusalem By Sara Prager T his summer our family was fortunate enough to take a trip to Israel and spend the majority of our time in Jerusalem. Before the trip, I consulted

TRAVEL Where is Gonen By Gedaliah Borvick reader asked I see on the maps that Gonen is well located, so why have I never heard of this community The answer is that, despite the governments new Israel

CHESED TOMCHEI SHABBOS OF BERGEN COUNTY In need of volunteers to pack and deliver. Please contact the following For packing Paula Cohen For delivering Steve Gutlove s.gutloveyahoo

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Michelle Judith Boutique 3rd Annual Kayitz Classic Creates Community Unity O n Tuesday, August 6th, Areyvut and Moshava Bair, with the help of The Frisch School, held the 3rd Annual Kayitz Classic,

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