Teaneck—A June 9 Teaneck Town Council meeting was punctuated by many hot topics— Teaneck’s favorite horse, American Pharoah, and fire safety discussions regarding AvalonBay and their proposed purchase of the World of Wings property were just two exciting examples. But one of the most interesting discussions was an allegation of
One can easily be perplexed by the Obama Administration’s lack of accountability in their ongoing negotiations with Iran to curb their nuclear program.
Marie Harf, the newly appointed State Department spokesperson for the Iran negotiating team, was asked at a press conference on May 21 about a
Note: Following Rabbi Sacks’s contributions at last week’s Herzliya Conference, The Jerusalem Post published an article on Friday in which he outlined his perspectives on the growing threats posed by the BDS movement.
There is a growing and widespread concern among Jews in Israel
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew recently took the podium at a Jerusalem Post conference in New York to defend President Obama’s plans for a nuclear agreement with Iran. He told the crowd that President Obama would reinstate sanctions on Iran if the regime failed to live up to its commitments under the agreement currently being
After reading about the latest rabbinic “issue,” we do not know what to say. While the rabbi involved has the right to explain himself, and we cannot assume wrongdoing beyond anything that would be admitted or proven, we are left with a feeling of great disquietude and confusion.
Detractors of the
It is not appropriate for a grown man, a rabbi or anyone, to shower or sit in the sauna with youth, no matter how the game of squash may break down conversational defenses.
We know that Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt has had a long, successful career and has many people who love him and can name how he has
President Barack Obama addressed a Jewish group last Friday as part of Jewish American Heritage Month. Adas Israel, a Conservative congregation located in Northwest Washington, D.C. became the sanctuary for only the fourth presidential address in a synagogue in American history.
Recently, Teaneck residents went through what we considered to be a potential calamity. The proposed 2015 Teaneck Board of Education budget contained a severe change for the 2,000-plus private school students—consolidation to six bus stops and eliminating courtesy busing completely (individuals within 1.4 miles of their school).
There is a huge difference between taking off for Jewish holidays and living in a country where Jewish holidays are state holidays. Shavuot is an excellent example of this. Outside of Israel, you have to be a very committed Jew to take off from work for this holiday. Inevitably you have to face a co-worker who publicly tells you: “I’m
Intermarriage is shrinking the Jewish community. Every survey and sign over the past several decades has told the same story: we are shrinking through addition. Jews are intermarrying at huge rates for a simple yet devastating reason—they do not see Judaism as their all-encompassing way of life. Intermarriage is a symptom of religious
A yearly reminder of the importance of wearing helmets while biking or skateboarding is transmitted annually by Honey Senter to the TeaneckShuls email list, always at the beginning of May.
Her concern and fear for children and adults getting hurt from accidents while not wearing their helmets comes to