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Friday, August 23, 2019

Israel/World

Dear Jewish Link of Bergen County Founders

I want to give you a hearty Mazel Tov on your new venture and welcome you to increasing coverage in our home of Northern New Jersey.

Our region in Bergen and Passaic has the unique distinction of being one of the most diverse areas of the country, with a rich history that can be seen through the many historical landmarks that dot its landscape.  Its history

Congratulations to the Jewish Link of Bergen County on the publication of its inaugural issue.

For the past thirty-eight years I have proudly called Teaneck my home town. This wonderfully vibrant and diverse place has long provided important cultural, social, religious and communal opportunities for all on an ongoing basis.

At this time it is most exciting to note that we will have another professional media outlet ready and able to report on our

Coffee Klatch or High Tea, Two Kosher Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafes Open in Paramus

Everyone knows that shopping at the huge Garden State Plaza can be an exhilarating and exhausting experience. So there are definite rules you can follow when preparing to shop. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, carry a light but roomy bag, and most important of all…never start out when you are hungry or thirsty.

TRADING PLACES: Teens at Makor Chaim Learn to Live Israeli

Eleven students from MTA's tenth grade class headed to JFK Airport on December 15th 2012 to fly to Israel as participants in the five-year-old Makor Chaim Exchange Program. The program consists of six weeks of intensive learning and traveling with Israeli students from the Makor Chaim Yeshiva in Kfar Etzion. Two MTA

31 People Convicted in Claims Conference Scandal

New York—After years of controversy and asking who knew what when and how much money disappeared, the 2009 revelation of fraud at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), has resulted in conviction of 31people who embezzled approximately $57 million in German monies meant for restitution for Holocaust survivors. Of the accused, 28

Lessons for A Community Newspaper From the Akeida From Akedat Yitzchak

What role should a new publication play within our community? These questions can only be answered if we identify what our communal challenges are.

One of the stories to which we turn when seeking guidance in challenging times is the story of Akedat Yitzchak. A dramatic moment in the story of the Akedah come as Avraham and his

Welcome To The Jewish Link of Bergen County

It is with much pride and joy that we present to the Jewish community in Bergen County our new free bi-weekly community newspaper – The Jewish Link of Bergen County (aka The Jewish Link or JLBC). We would like to state first that this paper is founded with the goal of capturing what makes our dynamic and

Rosh Chodesh Riot at the Kotel

Jerusalem—Violence at the Kotel by a few dozen Haredi men drew attention from a massive, polite protest on Rosh Chodesh Sivan, May 10th that brought thousands of Haredi and  dati leumi women to the Kotel under the auspices of a group called Women 4 Wall.

The mass gathering was triggered a few weeks ago when the Israeli Supreme Court handed down a

Dershowitz Booed at JPost Confab

New York—Blogging on Huffington Post about the Jerusalem Post conference he attended in New York recently, Harvard professor and pro-Israel defense attorney Alan Dershowitz wrote, “There is a small number of extremely vocal right-wing Jews who believe that retaining the entire West Bank is more important than trying to make peace with the Palestinians. There are

Yeshivat Noam Honors Six at 11th Annual Dinner

On Tuesday evening, Feb 26th, over 600 Yeshivat Noam parents, faculty and friends gathered at Congregation Keter Torah to celebrate the school’s Eleventh Annual Dinner.  Pictured here are the distinguished honorees (from left to right) Faculty Recognition Awardee Amy Kagedan, Community Service Awardees Rebecca and Jeremy Kurz, Board President Dov Adler, Principal

Congratulations and best wishes to the Jewish Link of Bergen County

Congratulations and best wishes to the Jewish Link of Bergen County, on the launch of their newspaper and website devoted to the growing Jewish communities in our County.   I wish them well as they offer fresh perspectives on Jewish events, culture and issues that are important to our residents.

Mazel tov!

Sincerely, Loretta Weinberg

Moderate PA Prime Minister Fayyad Steps Down, Not Out

In an interview with Roger Cohen of the New York Times, outgoing Prime Minister Fayyad said that the Palestinian “story is a story of failed leadership... It is incredible that the fate of the Palestinian people has been in the hands of leaders so entirely casual, so guided by spur-of-the-moment decisions, without seriousness. We don’t strategize, we cut

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