Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Republican Jewish Coalition Hosts Ari Fleischer & Matt Brooks on 10/3

Teaneck—The Repubicans are coming to Teaneck for the October 3rd event, “The GOP and the Jewish Vote: A Conversation with Ari Fleischer and Matt Brooks.” It will take place at Bnai Yeshurun on West Englewood Ave. and Jefferson Street, and will be moderated by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky. The event is sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition

No Rockets Red Glare, Nor Bombs Bursting in Air

As U.S. President Barack Obama began his campaign to deploy American warships and bombers to punish the Assad regime for its use of chemical weapons against its own civilian population—a posture that involved passing the matter to Congress for its approval before any U.S. involvement commenced—in secret negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland this past week, Secretary



Taking into account the decision of the Syrian Arab Republic to accede to the Chemical Weapons Convention and the commitment of the Syrian authorities to provisionally apply the Convention prior to its entry into force, the United States and the Russian Federation express their joint determination to ensure

Fair Lawn Community Growing & Attracting Young Families

Fair Lawn—When a company has a new product, marketing executives spend lots of time and effort on branding—defining what makes the product unique, different, and special. Then they promote the product to customers looking for those features. It even works for communities. Congregation Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn embarked on an ambitious program in 2005 to

No Syria Strikes Before Yom Tov - Congress Will Decide After Sept. 9 Menendez Hearings Started Tuesday

Washington—Last Shabbos President Barack Obama announced he wants to take limited military action in Syria as a consequence for what has proven to be a Sarin gas attack by the Assad government. In a forceful voice, the President spoke from the Rose Garden, “We are the United States of America. We cannot, and will not, turn a blind eye to what happened in

Cedar Market Makes its Debut

Teaneck—If you’re anything like me, when you heard that there was going to be yet another kosher supermarket opening in Teaneck, your first thought may have been “Really? Another one? Do we really need another kosher supermarket?”

With this (only slightly) cynical thought in mind, I headed over to Cedar Market at 646 Cedar Lane to see what

Syrian Air Force Keeping Chemical Weapons Survivors Pinned at Syria-Jordan Border

Victims of what is widely believed to be a chemical weapons attack against opposition-held suburbs of Damascus are facing a new crisis. Having fled southward nearly 75 miles from East Ghouta, the site of the attack, they are now being pinned in their places – and prevented from entering Jordan – by Syrian bombing runs:

Refugees say they have been

YU Releases Lawyers Report on Abuse

List of Victims Grows Along with Liability

(from combined services)

Yeshiva University released last week its long awaited report about abuse in several of the University’s divisions, which found systematic abuses that were not treated properly by the school administration. Meetings were held with members of the faculty, who were advised to adhere to

French Jews Have Their Own Concerns About Kosher as Category Grows

Paris—While Poland’s Jews are still waging a battle to preserve kosher slaughter, French Jews have some concerns of their own as a key legislator attempts a “backdoor” way to render kosher slaughter as barbaric. French Senator Sylvie Goy-Chavent has in the past called for a ban on kosher meat, but instead is now promulgating new labeling that would clearly say

UN Official: Ban Ki-Moon Did Not Intend To Retract Statement On Anti-Israel Bias

(JNS.org)—The UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, attempted to clarify UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s seemingly conflicting statements regarding anti-Israel bias at the world body, stating that Ban did not retract his original statement confirming the existence of that bias.

On Aug. 16, Ban told

KOSHER briefs

Rosh Hashanah Recipes from Around the World Featured on JDC App

(JNS.org)—The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) released a Facebook application that allows users to access Rosh Hashanah recipes from around the world. Dishes featured on JDC’s “Global Kitchen Facebook App”—along with do-it-yourself cooking videos—include lekach (a

News briefs

If U.S. Hits Syria, Israel Will Be Hit

(TIP)—Iranian officials reemphasized that Israel would be targeted in the aftermath of Western strikes against Syria, echoing threats made by both Iran and Syria throughout last week. Mansur Haqiqatpur, a senior Iranian parliamentarian, announced that a U.S. strike against Damascus would engender “flames of