(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Studies show that despite the fact that European Jewish life continues to be vibrant, 40 to 50 percent of the Jews in Belgium, France and Hungary are considering emigrating, some to Israel and others to North America.
In a report titled “European Jewry—Signals and Noise,” the Jewish People Planning Institute
Bergen County—Two fingers go up in the air and a room full of boys goes quiet. Together, the boys declare their duty to God and country, duty to other people, and their commitment to obey the law. Jonathan Schachter, Cubmaster of Pack 613—the only Orthodox Cub Scout Pack in Bergen County—starts each pack meeting by leading the boys in the Cub Scout
On Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, Boy Scout Troop 226, sponsored by the Jewish Center of Teaneck, joined other Jewish Boy Scout troops from Silver Spring, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Cherry Hill, Highland Park, West Hempstead and Boston for the annual New Jersey State Boy Scout Kinus at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco. Scoutmaster Daniel Chazin and Committee Chair Hal
Teaneck—Close to 100 of Teaneck’s seniors came out last week to attend a safety seminar sponsored by councilmen Elie Y. Katz and Yitz Stern, and Five Star Premier Residences, the luxury retirement community on Pomander Walk. The multi-purpose room at Five Star, located at 655 Pomander Walk in Teaneck, was packed with seniors residing throughout the town
In a continuing effort to get to know our wonderful mechanchim and hear their opinions about important issues and concerns facing our school-aged children, the following question was asked our panel:
How much time, if any, should be devoted to teaching elementary school students about the Holocaust and to which grades?
New York, June 25, 2013…..AMIT, a network of 108 schools and programs in Israel, is the recipient of a $50,000 Ruderman Prize in Disability, presented by the Ruderman Family Foundation of Boston. The prize recognizes organizations operating innovative programs and services dedicated to the full inclusion of people with disabilities in
TABC Junior and Frisch Sophomore Tie for 2nd Place
New York, N.Y., June 25, 2013 – Martin Rubin, a sophomore at the Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy (SAR) in Riverdale, N.Y., won first prize at the fourth annual Jacob Goldfinger Memorial Mathematics Contest at Touro’s Lander College for Men (LCM). Rubin was the second-place winner in the 2012 competition.
Holocaust scholars Michael Berenbaum and Rafael Medoff read the same book and sent in their reviews.
Giving Credit to FDR Where Credit Isn’t Due
By Rafael Medoff
Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which is based in Washington, D.C. and focuses
You may remember the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, in which Bill Murray’s character, meteorologist Phil Connors, relives the same day over and over. The way things are shaping up politically, voters in New Jersey will soon be experiencing their own version of Groundhog Day.
After the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg, the rumor mill immediately began
Back “home” in the land of Montreal it would never have come to our minds to hang a Canadian flag in front of our house. Canada Day is celebrated on the 1st of July. It was originally called Dominion Day and then the name was changed. No one that we know has a flag hanging anywherenear their home. However, we always made sure the Israeli flag was flying
How Flavius Josephus and Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai
Tried to Save Jerusalem and the Jews from the Zealots
A discussion with Rabbi Dr. Jacob Reiner, Assistant Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva University; Director of Adult Education at Young Israel of Fort Lee; Rabbi Emeritus of Ohab Zedeck, Belle Harbor, New York
Riverdale, NY—“Forty one battles of fear on the wall, forty one battles of fear.…” Catchy yes, but in this case there really is nothing to sing about but rather something to look at—an array of emotion-driven paintings that give testimony to the terrorism and bellicose circumstances that plague the State of Israel.
On Monday, the group Artists