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Friday, May 24, 2019

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Englewood’s Halpern Edits Book of New Interpretations on Ruth

Highlighting: “Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth,” Rabbi Dr. Stuart W. Halpern, editor. Published by Maggid Books, an Imprint of Koren Publishers Jerusalem and sponsored by the Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press. ISBN: 9781592645183, Hardcover, 316 pages; $29.95.

An Olah Combines Her Passion for Fashion and Love of the Land

I was born in the USA, a part of the second generation of Holocaust survivors. One of the youngest amongst them. Surrounded by Yiddish speaking survivors on one side and Germanglish on the other, not only was I unaware until my B.A. at Brandeis University that not everyone else was, from a very young age of seven I had

Coach Your Workplace to Success

One of the biggest challenges for leaders is to create and maintain the proper conditions for worker engagement and productivity. We know that if we are to maintain high levels of workplace output and morale we need to ensure that our employees feel valued and challenged. We also recognize that if we want to be able to respond to,

Project Ezrah Hosts LinkedIn Seminar

Project Ezrah held a LinkedIn seminar this past Sunday morning at Congregation Rinat Yisrael. This event, open to the entire community, built on previous beginner classes in LinkedIn, with Sunday’s event geared more toward how best to connect with the right people. Participants learned strategies to promote themselves

Getting to ‘Aha’ With Whole Life Insurance

What’s the difference between complex and complicated?? “Complex” means an idea or device has multiple components, while “complicated” refers to a high level of difficulty. Most of us can master complex ideas or devices if we take the time to learn their basic components. Driving is a complex task, but once you learn the

Co-Director General of Shaarei Zedek Medical Center to Headline Touro’s Lander Colleges Commencement

(Courtesy of Shaarei Zedek Medical Center) Professor Jonathan Halevy will receive an honorary doctoral degree and serve as commencement speaker for Touro’s Lander Colleges on May 26 at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Co-director general of Shaarei Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Halevy established the hospital as a center of

Teaneck Students Celebrate With Soldiers

In honor of their children Judah and Hannah’s bar and bat mitzvah, Avi and Aviva Vogel from Teaneck sponsored a party for lone soldiers at the Lone Soldier Center in Jerusalem.

In addition to a live band, full bar and delicious catered meat meal, the Vogels presented the

Teaneck Students Celebrate With Soldiers

In honor of their children Judah and Hannah’s bar and bat mitzvah, Avi and Aviva Vogel from Teaneck sponsored a party for lone soldiers at the Lone Soldier Center in Jerusalem.

In addition to a live band, full bar and delicious catered meat meal, the Vogels presented the

Teman Donates ‘AI Doorman’ to 100 Chabad Centers

After the shooting and tragic loss of life during April 27 Shabbat-morning services in Poway, Calif., an AI (artificial intelligence) security company executive immediately ordered 100 of his security systems. He then put out a request on a WhatsApp group for Chabad Houses to sign up to receive one, free

Conflicted Over The Conflict: Welcome to Israel, Where All Answers Lead to Questions

Is there a future for the two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians? It’s one of a number of excruciatingly complex questions I and 43 other high school students confronted on an intellectual and spiritual journey to Israel in February as part of Write On For Israel, the Jewish Week-sponsored

The Thurnauer School of Music at the  Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Opens Auditions

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC) The Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, New Jersey’s leading community music school, invites musicians from the tri-state area to its Spring Ensemble Auditions on Sunday, June 2, for the 2019-20 school year. Auditions will be held for participation in chamber music ensembles, The

Who Was Elyehoanay ben Hakof (or was it Hakots)?

There is an enigmatic individual, a high priest in the Jerusalem Temple, mentioned in the Mishnah, Tractate Parah מסכת פרה פרק ג’ משנה ה by the name of Elyehoanay ben Hakof. He is counted among a select number of high priests who sacrificed a para aduma (red heifer).