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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Israel/World

Kosher Soup Kitchens Expand Worldwide as Jewish Poverty Soars

Jerusalem—There was a time when the kosher soup kitchen was considered a relic of the past, a throwback to the poverty-stricken shtetl of Eastern Europe. But in recent years, Jewish communities worldwide discovered that Jews were not immune to hunger. This finding has given rise to a growing number of kosher soup kitchens in Jewish communities all over the

Hezbollah Unmasked

The Saudi GazetteRecently the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) consisting of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar. Oman and the United Arab Emirates branded Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. The Saudi media are now piling on. The recent attacks on Hezbollah include that:

It is entirely preoccupied with its own agenda that does not include the

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Campaign to Repeal Bergen County Blue Laws Gains Momentum Amidst Mixed Reaction

Bergen County—Westwood resident Rosemary Shashoua started a campaign earlier this year to repeal the Blue Laws in Bergen County and many Sabbath-observing residents are behind her.

“I came from South Africa where stores are open seven days a week and

Claims Conference Launches Internal Probe Of Bungled Warning

NEW YORK (Combined services) — As a result of headlines generated by articles in The Jerusalem Post written by Isi Liebler, Isi Liebler, a close supporter of close supporter of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu,  and an anonymous letter entered into evidence at the fraud trial of former Claims Conference employees, as well as a statement from The American

Dedication Ceremony at THS’s Historic Holocaust Resource Center

Teaneck—As Vice President of the Israel Club at Teaneck High School (THS), Arianna Cannonier has heard inspiring stories about the Holocaust from survivors and their families. Now completing her junior year at THS, she has remained dedicated to the club’s ongoing Holocaust remembrance project since she was a freshman. Activities range from encouraging

Congressman Garrett Meets ZOA Leaders

Bergen County residents met with Congressman Scott Garrett during the Zionist Organization of America’s mission to Washington on May 22nd.  Congressman  Garrett is a strong  supporter of the close relationship between Israel  and the United States.  Pictured with Congressman Garrett are (l-r) Steven Gilbert and Mindy Stein from Teaneck and Robert

NY Board of Rabbis Honors Bruce Ratner and Yankee Mariano Rivera on 6/17

The New York Board of Rabbis will present developer Bruce Ratner of Forest City Ratner Companies and Yankee player Mariano Rivera with Humanitarian Awards. Others who will be honored for their community service at the June 17 Gala are Joseph Coppotelli of Structure Tone, Inc. and Bruce Mosler of Cushman & Wakefield. The dinner is being held at Capitale at 130 Bowery 

Charlie Harary Comes to Englewood to Support OHEL

Teaneck—Mr. Charlie Harary, a good friend of OHEL, is a prolific speaker  and business success who teaches and travels everywhere to speak on behalf of organizations, schools, universities and institutions on a variety of topics. He has created dozens of videos that have received worldwide attention with hundreds of thousands of hits from people in over 15

Robert G. Sugarman Elected Chair of Conference of Presidents

New York—In a unanimous vote at a General Meeting of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Robert Sugarman was elected to a one year term as chairman, announced Nominating Committee Chairman Alan Solow and outgoing Chairman, Richard B. Stone. Mr. Sugarman is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School and has had a distinguished

An Appreciation: Matriarch of RYNJ Rosalind Rosenbaum, z”l, Passes

Teaneck--Rosalind Poleyeff Rosenbaum, a modest, kind and determined woman, was born on Simchas Torah, 1914. No one yet knew that she and her future husband Aaron Rosenbaum would be among the seeds and saplings that, for almost a century, would grow into the vibrant, living Jewish community that is now Bergen County. She passed away last week and was buried on

Empowering Women: Bergen Women Honored at NYC Event

Two Bergen County women played leading roles in the 2013 EMUNAH of America Spring Luncheon “Empowering Women,” held May 22 at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan. “From generation to generation, Emunah is devoted to the empowerment of women,“ said Rena Steigman, who with her sister-in-law, Karen Spitalnik, co-chaired the event. Several hundred

Moriah Sixth Grade Girls Win Championship Grade

Coach Debbie Coby of the Moriah School knows basketball talent. In her five years as the head coach of the Moriah girls basketball team she has been blessed with gifted ball players. In her first year she had a seventh and eighth grade squad that lost a close championship game. Year two saw her team win it all, and this year’s team was one basket away from