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EDITORIAL Wishes for a Happy Pesach We know that the discussion of the day within our community often puts the focus on our differences. One person may see himself as a Modern Orthodox Jew. Another i

NEWS The 37th World Zionist Congress A WakeUp Call to All Orthodox Communities By Isaac Blachor and Dr. Francine Stein The 37th World Zionist Congress WZC will take place, EH, in October, 2015 in Isr

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COMMUNITY NEWS Bergen County Rabbis React to Sassoon Tragedy By Tova Domnitch Upon hearing about the tragic death of the seven Sassoon children in Brooklyn, the Jewish community reacted with shock an

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COMMUNITY NEWS Community Marks Alisa Flatows 20th Yartzeit By Banji Ganchrow It has been 20 years since Alisa Flatow, a Brandeis University junior studying in Israel, headed to the beach with some fr

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DVAR TORAH Imagine That By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb There was a time when I would only go out of my way to listen to speakers who were older and more experienced than I. Recently, however, I have cha

DVAR TORAH Leaning for Freedom By Tzvi Silver The Seder Leil Pesach is quite possibly one of the most symbolic activities of the Jewish year. Every action, every step, has a purpose and a message, an

DVAR TORAH Imagine That CONTINUED FROM P. 32 hovel in which he was forced to live, and the sighs and groans of his companions. He could even still see, in his minds eye, the cruel face of his torment

FEATURE TRAGEDY IN BROOKLYN Faith, Brooklyn, and the Power of Seven By Temimah G. Shulman, Reprinted with permission from Huffington Post Religion And on the seventh day, He rested. Seven. And on the

PESACH HUMOR The Questions of Passover By Banji Latkin Ganchrow We are about to celebrate the holiday of many, many questions. Why is this night different from every other night I will tell you. Beca


PESACH Faith, Brooklyn, and the Power of Seven CONTINUED FROM P. 35 It means taking our shock, grief, and even anger toward action, recognizing the limited time life offers us. We are here on loan. A

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PESACH FOOD WINE Choosing Your Cups Wisely A Few Guidelines for Selecting Wines for the Seder By Gamliel Kronemer A few days ago I was invited to a wine tasting featuring the kosher wines of Domanie

PESACH Elijahs Journey A Pesach Seder Supplement To be read at the seder, when the door is opened for Elijah Tonight we reflect on Eliyahu HaNavi, Elijah the Prophet. Tonight we dream of Elijah visit

s WORLD SIYUM Klal Yisrael recently marked a watershed moment in history, as Daf HaYomi BHalacha completed its inaugural 7 year cycle. Many thousands worldwide have marked the histor

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PESACH Understanding Wine Scores CONTINUED FROM P. 44 These critics and publications look at wines from all over the globe, evaluating thousands of wines each year. So those wines that merit their pr

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PESACH A Zisen Pesach By Rabbi Marc Spivak, Congregation Ohr Torah West Orange, NJ Last year, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio extended his greetings to Jewish residents celebrating Pesach, telling the audie

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EDUCATION CHINUCH Questioning SingleGender Schools By Wallace Greene Part II of III In most Modern Orthodox day schools, girls are permitted and or encouraged to study Torah, yet at many schools, bo

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THE HEALTH LINK OF NEW JERSEY Dr. Josh Smilow Opens Smilow Family Dentistry in Springfield By JLNJ Staff Completing three months in his new practice, Dr. Josh Smilow, DMD, is proud of all that Smilow

MENTAL HEALTH Pesach The Great Search for Meaning By Shoval GurAryeh, PhD There is an old parable about a young man who lived in a corner of the world not often visited by civilized society. This man

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MENTAL HEALTH Mental Health and Recovery in the College Years By Frank Greenagel, Executive Director I ran the Recovery House at Rutgers for five years and also worked in the counseling centers in tw

HEALTH Taking Care of Aging Teeth By Rachel Jacobs, DMD A thousand years ago, human life expectancy was not even close to what it is in 2015. There have been so many advances in medicine, that a baby

SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE DIRSHU WORLD SIYUM The Secret of Daf HaYomi BHalacha The Secret of Dirshu By Avrohom Pardes It happened when the venerated senior Rosh Yeshiva of the generation, HaGaon HaRav



SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE DIRSHU WORLD SIYUM A Program for All of Frum Jewry Daf HaYomi BHalacha Benefits and Is Embraced By All By Shimmy Blum Just several weeks ago, the clip of the Chofetz Chaim z

SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE DIRSHU WORLD SIYUM Dirshu The Power To Unite Rabbi Nachman Seltzer Les Docks de Paris When I told my friends I was being sent to Paris to cover the Dirshu Daf HaYomi BHalacha


SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE DIRSHU WORLD SIYUM Dirshu Daf HaYomi BHalacha Siyum in Eretz Yisrael Culmination of Siyumim in Five Countries Senior Gedolei Yisrael Urge Klal Yisrael to Learn Daf HaYomi BHal

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SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE DIRSHU WORLD SIYUM Dirshu Daf HaYomi BHalacha Siyum in Eretz Yisrael CONTINUED FROM P. 83 Learning Halacha Impacts Ones Halicha Another major address was delivered by HaGaon H


NEWS Iran Nuke Talks Continue in New Phase CONTINUED FROM P. 1 framework agreement, and later softened that wording to a framework understanding, between Iran and the socalled P51 nations the United

SCHOOLS TABC Model Congress Team Tackles Capitol Hill This past Wednesday, TABCs delegation of 14 congressmen descended upon Capitol Hill The Young Israel of Woodmere to participate in Yeshiva League

SCHOOLS Yavneh Seventh Graders Deliver Inspiration Representatives from the Yavneh Academy seventh grade visited the Stephen D.Hassenfeld Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders NYU Langone M

SCHOOLS CSI Teaneck Visits Maayanot Students in Maayanots senior elective Forensics class have spent the year learning about the science behind common forensic investigation techniques. Forensics tea

SCHOOLS Chesed Programming at Maayanot Mark Twains famous declaration about not letting school interfere with his education can sometimes ring true, even for those who experience positive, growthorie

SCHOOLS JKHA Middle School Students Create Annual Haggadah The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy Middle School recently published its annual haggadah. With Divrei Torah from faculty and more than 100 stu

SCHOOLS RKYHS Seniors Spend Shabbos in Lake Hopatcong By Jill Kirsch RKYHS senior Joey Kirsch has been spending shabbos in Lake Hopatcong for as long as he can remember. His father, RKYHS faculty mem

SCHOOLS Pesach at Preschool at Chabad Fort Lee By Rachelle Zomick After many weeks exploring different concepts of Passover, including life in a desert and how to work hard, the children at the Presc

SPORTS Yeshivah High School Basketball League Annual Dinner May 14 Now that the Yeshivah High School Basketball League season and Yeshiva Universitys 2015 Sarachek Tournament are over, attention is

SPORTS Pep Rally Celebrates Making of Sports History at Maayanot By Rapids Sport Staff It was a historic week at Maayanot. For the first time ever, three of Maayanots five fall teams advanced to comp

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SPORTS Kayla Applebaum Named HVIAC Player of the Week Yeshiva University softball player Kayla Applebaum was named by the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference HVIAC its softball Player o

SPORT SCENES RKYHS girls varsity soccer team AIFL Bergen County Flag Football spring session gets off to a great start with a surprise visit by NY Jets linebacker Demario Davis Talya Gellis reachin

March Madness Continues This past weekend was jammed with MGBL playoff action in all four divisions. The 7th and 8th grade division saw Jake Froman throw down 29 of Team Chilis Pickles 42 points in de

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