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COMMENTARY A Gift of 40 Years By Phil Jacobs On Friday, God willing, my wife Lisa and I will be married for 40 years. In 1976, the year of our marriage, the nation had just celebrated its 200th birth


EDITORS NOTEBOOK Rep. Scott Garrett Readies for General Election Fight CONTINUED FROM P. 1 in Congress, he sat down with The Jewish Link at the Bergen County Republican Headquarters, sharing thoughts

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COMMUNITY NEWS Yeshivat Noam Hosts Interactive and Meaningful Tisha BAv Experience By JLNJ Staff For the third consecutive year, The Genia Horn Judaic Studies Program of Yeshivat Noam hosted and led

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COMMUNITY NEWS Teaneck Chamber of Commerce Gives to Do Wonders By JLNJ Staff The Teaneck Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Do Wonders Charity, a program headed up by Lil

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COMMUNITY NEWS Annual Friendship Circle Walk Will be Held at Votee Park in September By JLNJ Staff ParamusThe Friendship Circle of Bergen County will hold its annual NJ Friendshi

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DAF YOMI HIGHLIGHTS Bava Kama 73 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 Bava Kama 73. Here

SEPHARDIC CORNER Are Orthodox Jews Antiquated A Response to Criticism Hurled at a Shaarei Orah Member By Rabbi Haim Jachter You are antiquated You live in the past Such was the criticism hurled at a

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