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GUEST EDITORIAL The Light Must Shine Justice, Justice You Must Pursue This weeks guest editorial is written by Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Professor of Talmud in the Universi

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LOCAL NEWS Congregation Ohr Torah to Host Fifth Annual Memorial Lecture Series By Jill Kirsch West OrangeCongregation Ohr Torah will be hosting Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, professor of Jewish Histor

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DVAR TORAH Parshas Vayechi Changing the World Rabbi Tzvi Hersch Weinreb Executive Vice President Emeritus of the Orthodox Union Ive always been impressed by something my grandfather told me many year

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OPED Santa Claus and Zionism By Teddy Weinberger One evening in early November a few years ago we were having dinner and the name Santa Claus came up I think we were speaking about differences betwee

REFLECTIONS A Tale of Two Rabbis By Joseph Rotenberg In the last two decades or so, fiction writers have rediscovered what might be called religious cryptography. Im talking about finding hidden mean

ANALYSIS Naftali Bennetts Report Card By Joel Braunold This piece appeared on 972 Mag on 12.25.14Reprinted with permission. When Naftali Bennett first entered the coalition, I wrote of his plan to cr

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Year in Review By Compiled by Tova Domnitch and JLNJ Staff As our secular year closes and 2015 begins, it is natural to look back a little at this past calendar year that has changed us in so many way

August 2014 Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins the first ever direct presidential election in Turkey. The IDF releases the information that Hussam alQawasme, thought to be the ringleader of th

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ISRAEL New Daily Tanach Project FastTracks Bible Study By Tzvi Silver JLNJ Israel Correspondent JerusalemTorah and the Land of Israel were said in a single utterance. They are two inseparable compani

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RELATIONSHIPS The Accumulator By Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Glick I wrote last week about a woman who has become an accumulator, or more accurately, a compulsive hoarder. Many look at such people as outcast

INTERIOR DESIGN Smart Design By Shoshana Halpert In the era of smart phones and smart cars shouldnt the design of our homes also be smart And what does smart mean when referring to our homes Lets exp

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PARENTING Unleash Your Inner Child By Sarah Abenaim I suppose that before I had kids of my own I used to secretly roll my eyes at parents who strapped a teddybear backpack to their child, and trailed

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PARENTING Parenting Challenges Can I Really Manage My Household By Mark Staum Consider the following example Rachel, a mother with four children under the age of 9, is always running around trying to

SPECIAL NEEDS Disability SelfAdvocates Envision a More Inclusive Jewish Community By Jeffrey Barken JNS.org U.S.. What if Moses decided not to lead the Jews out of Egypt because of his speech impedi

SCHOOLS Mishmover at Maayanot What happens when a Thursday night mishmar becomes an overnight event Mishmover, of course an annual Maayanot event where a majority of the student body remains in schoo

SCHOOLS CELEBRATING CHANUKAH Chanukah at BPY Ben Porat Yosef students enjoyed many special activities during Chanukah. There was lots of latke, donut, and sfenj frying going on in the Early Childhood

SCHOOLS RKYHS Holds SemiAnnual Blood Drive By Jill Kirsch Livingston, NJFor the 11th straight year, the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School held its semiannual Blood Drive on December 24. The Blood Drive

SCHOOLS RTMA Hosts FatherSon Learning By Jill Kirsch Elizabeth, NJOn December 25, the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy RTMA held its annual Father and Son Learning and Breakfast. The day began when fathers

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