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Friday, August 18, 2017

Charlottesville, Mahwah and the Worst Version of Ourselves

The world weighs heavily on our shoulders this week. And when I say “our,” I mean all Americans. A white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last weekend

Bergen-Rockland Eruv Negotiations Stall; Courts Take Over

The eruv that encompasses portions of Mahwah and Upper Saddle River is battered and bruised. The small portion that covers Mahwah, if it were not continually

Manalapan: A Welcoming Jewish Community in the Heart of New Jersey

Those of us who live north of the Jersey Shore area sometimes think that Jewish life, particularly observant Jewish life, does not exist in the state

Bergen-Rockland Eruv Negotiations Stall; Courts Take Over

Bergen-Rockland Eruv Negotiations Stall; Courts Take Over

Bergen-Rockland Eruv Negotiations Stall; Courts Take Over

The eruv that encompasses portions of Mahwah and Upper Saddle River is battered and bruised. The small portion that covers Mahwah,

Manalapan: A Welcoming Jewish Community in the Heart of New Jersey

Manalapan: A Welcoming Jewish Community in the  Heart of New Jersey

Manalapan: A Welcoming Jewish Community in the Heart of New Jersey

Those of us who live north of the Jersey Shore area sometimes think that Jewish life, particularly observant

Education Conference Teaches Faculty to Infuse the Classroom With Technology

Education Conference Teaches Faculty to Infuse the Classroom With Technology

Education Conference Teaches Faculty to Infuse the Classroom With Technology

A new age of education rested at the fingertips of over 1,800 educators from all over the world at this year’s annual

Raykhers of Teaneck Donate Tefillin to Israeli Soldiers

Raykhers of Teaneck Donate Tefillin to Israeli Soldiers

Raykhers of Teaneck Donate Tefillin to Israeli Soldiers

Daniel Raykher, son of Teaneck’s Gregory and Daphna Raykher, long-time prominent donors of Bris Avrohom in Hillside, recently celebrated

Is Your Digital Information Safe?

Is Your Digital Information Safe?

Is Your Digital Information Safe?

While most of us use a computer or smartphone six days a week, we usually don’t think about cyber security, but maybe we should. As our

Camp Dora Golding Visits NJ’s Newest Attraction

Camp Dora Golding Visits NJ’s Newest Attraction

Camp Dora Golding Visits NJ’s Newest Attraction

This past week, Camp Dora Golding’s CIT Division visited TreEscape. Located in Vernon, New Jersey, TreEscape is the newest member

Chesed Is a Priority at Camp 613

Chesed Is a Priority at Camp 613

Chesed Is a Priority at Camp 613

Camp 613 used the summer to focus on two acts of chesed. First, campers participated in the camp’s annual Tuna

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Jacob Karoly

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Jacob Karoly

Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Jacob Karoly

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 9 year old Jacob Karoly as this week’s Sportstar of the

Terror Survivor Signs Deal to Play Basketball in German League

Terror Survivor Signs Deal to Play Basketball in German League

Terror Survivor Signs Deal to Play Basketball in German League

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Israeli wheelchair basketball player Asael Shabo has signed with Hamburg, of Germany’s wheelchair basketball

AIFL Fifth Season to Begin September 10

AIFL Fifth Season to Begin September 10

AIFL Fifth Season to Begin September 10

The American Instructional Football League, the Bergen County Flag Football League, will kick off its fifth fall season on Sunday, September

Israel’s Beit Yitzhak Fruit Spreads and Tapenades Burst With Flavor

Israel’s Beit Yitzhak Fruit Spreads and Tapenades Burst With Flavor

Israel’s Beit Yitzhak Fruit Spreads and Tapenades Burst With Flavor

At this summer’s Fancy Food Show in Manhattan, we had the chance to try Beit Yitzhak’s jams and tapenades. With farms

Airy, Impressive, Devastatingly Simple Focaccia Challah

Airy, Impressive, Devastatingly Simple Focaccia Challah

Airy, Impressive, Devastatingly Simple Focaccia Challah

This challah was originally a fabulous focaccia bread recipe from Lynn Kutner from the now-closed Center for Kosher Culinary Arts. I altered it to make a airy, savory

Hard Seltzers, Hard Sodas and Fruity Beers Are the Taste of Summer

Hard Seltzers, Hard Sodas and Fruity Beers Are the Taste of Summer

Hard Seltzers, Hard Sodas and Fruity Beers Are the Taste of Summer

Since this year I marked the 21st anniversary of my 21st birthday, I knew we had to lower the average age of our tasting group for

Mahwah’s Message to Monsey

Mahwah’s Message to Monsey

There’s not a single major Jewish publication in the tri-state area (I believe I’ve scanned them all) that has escaped the reverberation of the echo chamber.

Daf Yomi Highlights

Daf Yomi Highlights

Daf Yomi Highlights

May these words of Torah serve as a merit le’iluy nishmat Menachem Mendel ben Harav Yoel David Balk, a”h.

Rav Shlomo Amar: Sephardic Couples Should Use a Sephardic Ketuba

Rav Shlomo Amar: Sephardic Couples Should Use a Sephardic Ketuba

Rav Shlomo Amar: Sephardic Couples Should Use a Sephardic Ketuba

During the glorious Shabbat Nachamu 5777, when Rav Shlomo Amar joined us at Congregation Shaarei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck,

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