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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Israel/World

Rav Aharon Kahn & Rav Malkiel Kotler Pay Tribute in Teaneck

Teaneck, NJ—Two major Roshei Yeshiva visited Teaneck two weeks ago  to pay tribute to Rav Ovadiah Yosef, z’tl, who was niftar three weeks ago. More than 75 people gathered at the home of Dr. Daniel Hakimi to listen to what the two Ashkenazi leaders had to say about a leading rabbi who came from the Sephardic

Live _ Smokey Joe’s Premieres Nov.2

Beginning Nov. 2, Smokey Joe’s will begin its 5th season of Live _ Smokey Joe’s—a Saturday night series of local bands to liven up your evening out.

New to Smokey Joe’s is David Bockman and the Jersey Po’ Boys. David is from California, having lived in the Bay area and L.A., but the six years he spent in Louisiana imbued him with a love of New Orleans

For Zion’s sake tweet your heart out!”

They say that sticks and stones can break your bones but words can never hurt you. And yet, the country of Israel, despite its superior military, still suffers from the slings and arrows launched by the BDS movement and unabashed anti-Semites who seek to foster a bad impression of the Jewish Homeland. And that is why the group

Letters to President Clinton

When Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of the Orthodox Union’s kosher division, was asked to introduce former President Bill Clinton at a presidential fundraiser in 1992, he was unaware his words would have a profound impact on then-Governor Clinton. Rabbi Genack’s speech became the foundation for an ongoing and somewhat unconventional relationship between rabbi

Local Students in National Pool for Scholarship Money

The PSAT’s are more than just practice, they’re also a chance to earn scholarships as some local students, National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists, well know.

About 1.5 million juniors from 22,000 high schools took the PSAT’s, but only 16,000 are designated semifinalists. From that pool, 1,300 students are selected each year to win scholarship

J-ADD Walk-a-Thon Brings Families Together

Englewood—In the afternoon, Robert Bressman, 56, sometimes takes a walk with his sister Beth, strolling in and out of the shops on Palisade Avenue in Englewood. Shopkeepers and customers alike greet him by name and stop to share a word. Later, Robert heads back home for coffee with friends in his living room. It seems as normal a life as any other, punctuated by

38th District

River Edge—The forum for the 38th LD was held at Temple Avodat Shalom in River Edge.  Moderated by Stanley Goodman, Chair of the Government Relations & Public Policy Committee of the JCRC, the panel featured opening and closing statements, with the six candidates addressimg Mr. Goodman’s six questions.  The panelists were Republicans Fernando Alonso for the

39th District

Six of the 39th legislative district candidates for state senate and general assembly spoke at the Bergen County Y-JCC in Washington Township on October 13. The district, which has voted Republican since 1982, includes portions of both Bergen and Passaic Counties.

Currently, the district is represented in the senate by Gerald Cardinale, who has held his

OU Legislative Breakfast Draws Leaders & Tackles Tuition Relief

Though it looked like a post-Shabbos shachrarit exodus with handbags, cell phones and cameras thrown into the mix, the nearly 600 people leaving Keter Torah on October 6 were all there for something else: the second annual N.J. Legislative Breakfast.

The breakfast, hosted by The Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, and co-sponsored by JLBC, featured local,

Yeshiva Hockey Season Preview: TABC Varsity

Coming off of a big championship victory versus MTA, the TABC Storm Varsity Hockey squad is looking to come back stronger than ever. In the playoffs last year, the TABC Storm gave up an almost unreal three goals in three games, blowing out every opponent they faced on its way to the championship. This run followed a first place conference finish in the regular season.

FBI Nabs “Agunah” Gang

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New York—Two rabbis, one of them a rosh yeshiva in Monsey, and the other, from Brooklyn, an agunah advocate featured in the film, Unchained Women, were busted by an FBI sting when they hired thugs to beat up and torture what today is known as “recalcitrant” husbands. The two charged desperate agunot who could not get their gets between

NEWS BRIEFS

NSA Gathering E-mail Address Books

Washington—Already under attack by freedom and privacy activists for collecting call record data without warrants and spying on Americans, a new report says the NSA is gathering e-mail and instant messaging address books from Google, Facebook, Yahoo and other providers around the globe. They say the “Analysis of that data