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Linking Bergen, Essex Union Counties Issue 112 JEWISH LINK OF NEW JERSEY Ynetnews The White House allegedly instructed the NSA to spy on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his aggressive campai

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WORLD NEWS CONTINUED FROM P. 1 information to share and what to withhold to the NSA. We didnt say, Do it, and we didnt say, Dont do it, a senior US official was quoted as saying. The NSA intercepts

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WORLD NEWS CONTINUED FROM P. 4 Olmert was given a sixyear sentence and NIS 1 million fine in 2014 for receiving some NIS 500,000 in bribes through his brother in the Holyland real estate corruption

The Moriah School mourns the untimely loss of The Moriah School mourns the loss of EVAN LEVY, zl, beloved son of Margaret Andrew Levy and brother of Max Zoey May Margaret Andrew Levy and Evans ex

EDITORIAL Looking Forward to a Better, More Secure 2016 A year ago, as 2014 was melting into 2015, we hoped, as we do each year, for a year of good news and good health for the Jewish people here, in

OPED Is the PalestinianIsraeli Conflict Shifting From a Political to a Religious War By Maayan JaffeHoffmanJNS.org Neardaily Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers have been ongoi

COMMENTARY From the Desk of a 17YearOld Yeshiva Applicant By Ezra Epstein I live in Bergenfield, or for the sake of generalization, the greater Teaneck area. I understand that most young adults my ag

WORLDISRAEL NEWS Annotated Mein Kampf Finds Support and Condemnation Among Jewish Leaders to the Guardian. But the fact remains Hitler is one of the most famous, or infamous, leaders of While Jewish

WORLDISRAEL NEWS Road Improvements, Research Buck Stereotype of Dangerous Israeli Driving By Maayan JaffeHoffmanJNS.org Honk. Honk. Hoooonk. Its the sound of the Israeli street. Israelis have a reput

WORLDISRAEL NEWS Road Improvements, Research Buck Stereotype of Dangerous Israeli Driving CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Yet there is still more work to be done, the researchers say. While officials ce

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WORLDISRAEL NEWS Security Officials Terrorism Wave Could Continue for Months By Lilach Shoval Israel Hayom The double murder of Naama and Eitam Henkin on Oct. 1 marked the start of the current wave o

WORLDISRAEL NEWS Some 8,000 Israelis Developed PTSD From Current Wave of Terrorism Almost a fifth of those suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder due to security situation are Jerusalemites. By

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COMMUNITY NEWS Teanecker Chaim Metzgers Team at Yeshiva College Wins NSF Grant to Study Nanoparticles By JLNJ Staff For Dr. Fredy Zypman, professor of physics and chair of the physics department at Y

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COMMUNITY NEWS Scaling the Summit for SHALVA Jews Come Together to Move Mountains in Global Effort ble and satisfying challenge, with a group of wonderful people, who became one big, happy family. Th

COMMUNITY NEWS NCSY to Hold Annual Ben Zakkai Honor Society Dinner By JLNJ Staff The 21st annual Ben Zakkai Honor Society BZHS NCSY National Scholarship Reception will take place on Sunday, January 1

COMMUNITY NEWS Rabbi Avi Heller to Head Shul and Community Services for OU in NJ and Rockland By JLNJ Staff In an effort to reach out to Jewish communities across various regions throughout the Unite

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Wednesday, May 18th Join the most important single day of advocacy for stronger USIsrael relations. Meet directly with Members of Congress and their staff to make a true impact. Roundtrip transportati

COMMUNITY NEWS Michael Wildes Introduces Micky Rosenfeld on Behalf of Our Soldiers Speak By Michael Wildes, Esq Our Soldiers Speak, an organization founded by Sgt. Benjamin Anthony, is dedicated to e

COMMUNITY NEWS RCBC Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey To Hold 78th Annual Dinner Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey will hold its 78th Annual Dinner on Sunday, January 17th, at Congregation Keter Tor

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COMMUNITY NEWS A New Chapter for Jewish Education Friendship Circle Hebrew School CONTINUED FROM P. 1 brew School program. The Friendship Circle Hebrew School began in September 2015, as an extension

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ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS Battle of the Cupcakes There was no shortage of icing and creative toppings as Suburban Torahs youth department hosted a cupcakedecorating challenge last week for middlesc

ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS Rabbi Klibanoff to Lead Israel Bonds Rabbinic Delegation Trip By Jill Kirsch In 2014, Rabbi Samuel Klibanoff, spiritual leader of Congregation Etz Chaim in Livingston, wen

DVAR TORAH Spiritual Time Management By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb The two old men couldnt have been more different from each other. Yet, they both taught me the identical life lesson. The first, a cag

SEPHARDIC CORNER Creating an Eruv Acceptable for Sephardic JewsPart II By Rabbi Haim Jachter Last week, we noted that according to Rav Moshe Feinstein, an amah is 21.25 inches, according to Rav Avrah

DVAR TORAH So Who Was the Pharaoh of the Exodus By Yehiel Levy In my opinion, it most certainly was NOT Ramesses II, despite what many historians claim. According to 1 Kings 61, Solomon built the Tem

SMS RESPONSA Shut SMSCellular Responsa From Rav Aviner and Rav Eliyahu Translated by Tzvi SilverJLNJ Israel Our Forefather Yitzchak Made a Mistake I heard an explanation Just like in the times of Yit

TORAH MUSINGS Jedis in Halacha By Gil Student I. Jedis as Warriors As a child growing up with the original Star Wars movies, I developed an impression of Jedis as spacemonks, serene individuals immer

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YEAR IN REVIEW Memorable Headlines of 2015 Looking back over our top stories, the Jewish Link staff remembers some major news highlights and lowlights of this past year. April 2nd Iran agrees with

YEAR IN REVIEW July 1st Cuba, U.S. agree to open embassies. October 1st Terrorists kills Eitam and Naama Henkin in front of their children in Israel. tacks, attacking Israelis with knives, guns

HUMOR Live From New York... By Banji Latkin Ganchrow Who do you want to be I am not talking about who you want to be when you grow upa successful lawyer, a healing physician, a leading ace in the fin

HUMOR Need a Boost By Mordechai Schmutter Todays article is about how to boost a car. A lot of people are scared of boosting cars, because boosting cars is a multistep process, and if you dont do it

Become a stronger, more popular leader STRATEGIES TO LEAD WORKPLACE CHANGE WITHOUT RESISTANCE Achieving buyin from coworkers is a crucial component to advancing agendas and leading organization change

NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD We Can No Longer Stand By By Rabbi Mordechai and Nina Glick As reported recently by Aish.com, Jerry Seinfeld and Mark Schiff performed four shows at the Menora Mivtachim Arena

DIRSHU CHESED Avreichim in Pinsk, Belarus Spend Vacation Taking Dirshu Tests By Chaim Gold One of the greatest manifestations of the ideal of Netzach Yisrael lo yishakerThe eternal nature of Yisrael

CHESED Hisoriri Rejuvenating Shabbat Together By Esther Hirsch When Dov Winston, a thirdyear semicha student at RIETS, found himself struggling with having inspirational experiences on Shabbat, he de

MEDIA Getting the Word Out Developing Responsible Jewish Television By Maxine Dovere Jewish television, says awardwinning television journalist Ron Jacobsohn, has an appeal far wider than the Jewish

DESTINATION KOSHER Malcolm Hoenlein and Menachem Lubinsky Among Keynote Speakers at Majestic Retreats Orlando Passover Program By JLNJ Staff OrlandoThe magnificent Rosen Plaza Hotel, which recently o

DESTINATION KOSHER Enjoy Pesach With the Gross and Schechter Families at Hilton Doubletree in Somerset, NJ By Naomi Gross Pesach is all about...generations of family members celebrating the Pesach se

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TRAVEL Moving Moments From the Project Mesorah Winter Mission By Fern Sidman As the long Thanksgiving weekend fades into a distant memory for most holiday travelers, the 60 exceptionally fortunate pe

UNGARBLEDTECH Working to Avoid Becoming a Ransomware Victim By Shneur Garb I have been writing for two years for the Jewish Link of New Jersey. Its really humbling when I go to a bar mitzvah and hear

ESTATE PLANNING Who is Your Executor By Alec Borenstein As you put your will and estateplanning documents together, one of the most important questions you must address is Who is going to be your exe

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FOOD WINE LINK Chopstix Gives Back Annual Holiday Party to Benefit Tomorrows Childrens Fund By JLNJ Staff Chopstix will be holding its 13th annual holiday party on Monday, January 11, from 615 to 845

THE SIMCHA OF NEW LINK JERSEY By Gary Harat No matter if youre planning, or simply planning to attend, a Jewish wedding, it is absolutely worth getting to know the traditions beforehand. Like all mode

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SCHOOLS Ben Porat Yosef Welcomes Grandparents Ben Porat Yosef Grandparents and Special Visitors Day kicked off with junior high programming on Thursday, December 24. Students in grades 68 hosted thei

SCHOOLS HeAtid Teaneck Partners With Chabad Nahariya School Families Join PreNursery for the Day LPS Holds Computer Science Week Yavneh Second Graders Receive Chumashim Yeshivat HeAtid fourth grade s

SCHOOLS Noam Genia Horn Judaic Studies Program Hosts ParentChild Learning Yeshivat Noam Fourth Grade ParentChild Learning program, which is part of the Genia Horn Judaic Studies Program, started wit

SCHOOLS The ADHD Child By Wallace Greene Part I of II As an observer of children for many decades, Ive noticed that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is now the most prevalent psychiatric illn

SCHOOLS To accommodate different preferences and learning styles, faculty member Deborah Orens twelfth grade English class regularly meets in literature circles to discuss a variety of books. Student

SCHOOLS JKHA Seventh Grade Girls Bond During Shabbaton By Jessie Tuchman, JKHA Seventh Grade Student This past weekend, the seventh grade girls had so much fun in West Orange at the annual Seventh Gr

SPORTS RubensteinEmunah Basketball Tournament Draws Israeli Team Championship Sunday of the RubinsteinEmunah Tournament is always an event to behold. With teams from all over Bergen County and New Yo

SPORTS Gotham Burger Sportstar of the Week Ameerah Ali The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Gotham Burger would like to recognize sixteenyearold Ameerah Ali as this weeks Sportstar of the Week. The Rae

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SPORTS TABC Hockey Storms Back, Remains Undefeated By Jonah Ganchrow Following a conference win against SAR on Sunday December 20, the TABC varsity hockey team traveled to the Five Towns to take on t

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