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WORLDISRAEL NEWS Google Pulls Chrome Extension Following Revelations It Was Being Used by White Supremacists to Track Jews The 23rd annual Israel Day Concert in Central Park was cancelled due to loom

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COMMUNITY NEWS Moriah School Presents Names, Not Numbers By Pearl Markovitz Approximately 750 guests assembled on Tuesday evening, May 31, at the Frisch School auditorium for the fourth Moriah Names,

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COMMUNITY NEWS Heichal HaTorah Celebrates Partnership With Jewish Center of Teaneck CONTINUED FROM P. 1 Heichal will be honoring Corey and Sarah Tarzik of Bergenfield as their Guests of Honor Dr. Ben

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COMMUNITY NEWS A Thank You From the Hebrew Free Burial Association by Andrew J. Parver On May 22, over 125 people attended Hebrew Free Burial Associations inaugural Bergen County Breakfast at Congreg

BERGEN NEWSBRIEFS Congregation Darchei Noam Breaks Ground for New Building Expansion ary to 220 seats as well as add new youth rooms, offices and a greatly enlarged Social Hall. The project reflects t

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COMMUNITY NEWS PassaicClifton Jewish Community Warns of Convicted Sex Offenders Presence Stefan Colmer, who was convicted and imprisoned for molesting minors, has moved to Passaic. Colmer pled guilty

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ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS JKHA 8th Graders Produce Moving Names, Not Numbers Documentary By Jill Kirsch The eighth grade students at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy have, of course, been taught a

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ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS JKHA 8th Graders Produce Moving Names, Not Numbers Documentary CONTINUED FROM P. 33 The students participating in Names, Not Numbers also visited the Museum of Jewish Heri

DAF YOMI HIGHLIGHTS Bava Kamma 39 By Rabbi Zev Reichman May these Torah thoughts serve as a merit to elevate the Neshamah of Menachem Mendel Ben Harav Yoel David Balk ah. This week we learned Bava Ka

SEPHARDIC CORNER Talmud TorahAn Essential Component of Jewish Survival By Rabbi Howard Jachter Once, the wicked government of Rome decreed that the Jewish people were forbidden to study Torah. Pappus

A SHABBOS MESSAGE Stand Up and Be Counted By Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler We all have people in our lives who have inspired us at some point. This past Sunday, I attended the funeral of a person who played

DVAR TORAH Celebrating Our Unsung Heroes By Rabbi Marc Spivak This past week at my shul, Ohr Torah, we celebrated the amazing achievements of our graduates at our annual Graduation Kiddush, spelling

SHAVUOT TABCs Rabbi Daniel Fridman Presents Ruth Mother of Redemption By Pearl Markovitz For the past six weeks, Mondays at TABC saw the assemblage of 50 plus women who came to hear Rabbi Daniel Fridm

SHAVUOT A Shavuot Birthday Wish for Geula Shleima By Yehoshua Alan Frankel Dear Hashem I would like to respectfully request a birthday present for the Jewish people for Shavuot. We became a great peop

SHAVUOT Some Numerical Thoughts for Shavuot By Mitchell First A theme of the holiday of Shavuot is the number seven i.e., seven weeks. A child of a friend once asked me if there was any connection bet

SHAVUOT The Expulsion of Jews From Lithuania and Courland 1915 By Larry Domnitch It was a time of trial and tribulation for World Jewry. Shavuot 1915 was one of the largest single expulsions of Jews s

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HUMOR Yup, Its Graduation Time By Banji Latkin Ganchrow Sorry folks, with graduation rapidly approaching I need to write the cliched, sappy graduation column. If you arent in the mood, just turn the

HUMOR Shtill Shtending By Mordechai Schmutter Ive never really been a shtender person. Ive never really had a problem holding my own siddur. It reminds me that Im davening. Sure, I understand that a

Destination By Bracha Schwartz The old Borscht Belt resorts in the Catskill Mountains are undergoing a transformation from their storied past as Jewish playgrounds. A mega casino and hotel development

Destination Vacationing in Montreal By Nina Glick I present this updated article due to its popularity last year. There are some additions and changes to the restaurants in the city and there is a new

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Destination The Catskills Close to Home but Another World CONTINUED FROM P. 57 Woodbourne, a small area near South Fallsburg and Loch Sheldrake, has a main shopping area with exclusively kosher eater

BUSINESS Relationship Building The 2016 JBiz Expo By Shimmy Blum Like with the election cycle, there are a lot of real estate experts..., Jason Dov Greenblatt, Executive Vice President and Chief Lega

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IMMIGRATION LAW What Does the Zika Virus Mean for U.S. Immigration By Michael Wildes The Centers for Disease Control is advising pregnant women to avoid traveling to 29 destinations in the Caribbean,

LEARNING Skulener Rebbe, Shlita, Klausenberger Rebbe, Shlita and Others Attend Dirshu Siyum By Chaim Gold A massive crowd joined the Skulener Rebbe, shlita, the SanzKlausenberger Rebbe, shlita, and o

NEWS FROM ISRAEL Second Annual Jerusalem Unity Prize Awarded to Four Israeli Organizations the aweinspiring sight of over 850,000 Israelis commemorating and celebrating Unity Day is the brainchild of

NEWS FROM ISRAEL Omri Casspi Gives Back to Israel By Rachel Gross NBA Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi is calling on supporters to show their true colors and help support Israeli charities. The I

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SCHOOLS SCHOOLS SUPPORT ISRAEL IN 2016 PARADE It might have rained on our parade, but even so, plenty of Frisch students turned out to Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to celebrate the annual Celebrate Isr

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SCHOOLS Students Learn Outside the BPY Classroom During the first full week of June, Ben Porat Yosef students from fourth grade and up experienced non traditional learning. Fourth grade students took

SCHOOLS Frisch Writers Spotlighted for Their Compositions Frisch congratulated two freshmen, Nina Gerszberg 19 and Allison Gellerstein 19, who received recognition for their writing talent. Nina earn

SCHOOLS TABC Bestows Prestigious Book Awards TABC recently presented book awards to three outstanding juniors. This year, the Brandeis University Book Award, which is presented each year to an academ

SCHOOLS Bruriah Eighth Graders Ready for High School tion trip to Washington, D.C. last week. Earlier in the week, they were treated to a special luncheon hosted by Bruriah High School and had an opp

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