Saturday, October 31, 2020

New Jersey

Beit Din Decisions in English – A Major Breakthrough!

The publication of Teaneck resident Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Yehuda (Ronnie) Warburg’s work Rabbinic Authority: The Vision and the Reality” is a major event.  The Halachic world has seen major advances in many areas such as medical Halacha where Halacha has very capably addressed virtually almost all challenging circumstances and situations.  In the area of


A Work Unworthy of Its Author

Alice Walker, The Cushion in the Road: Mediation and Wanderings as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm’s Way (New York: The New Press, 2013) pp. 365.

What is a reviewer to do when a truly gifted writer writes a genuinely awful book?I suspect that I was invited to write this review because the editor suspected that I might be


Friendship Walk Draws 1,000 and Raises Over $60K

Paramus—Over 1000 people came out last Sunday to Yeshivat Noam’s Paramus campus to show support for the Friendship Circle (FC).  FC provides social programming for local kids, teens, and adults with special needs, as well as providing meaningful volunteer opportunities for community teens.

The 7th annual FC Walk, dubbed the NJ


Chizuk l’Lomdei Torah Shabbos Scheduled in Somerset

Dirshu will hold its Second Annual Shabbos Chizuk l’Lomdei Torah, Shabbos Vayeitzei. On November 8-10. Dirshu participants will be coming from across the United States and Canada to the DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center in Somerset  to be mechazek one another and celebrate the accomplishments of the thousands of participants


Conflict Over The Kotel - Women For The Wall & Women Of The Wall

Jerusalem—Recently, when Women of the Wall (WoW) heard what Naftali Bennett—Minister of Industry, Trade, and Labor, Minister of Religious Services, Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, and a Member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee—had engineered at Robinson’s Arch, they held a 24-hour sit-in at the Kotel to protest the attempt to



Bergen Blue Law Challenge
Moves Forward

Bergen County--Modernize Bergen County (MGC)  announced this week that it now has  2,500 sigtnatures, garnered enough to request a referendum vote in November to quash the Blue Laws which prevent the sale of clothes, electronics, kitchenware, building supplies, furniture, alcohol and other selected goods.


Holy Name Medical Center Earns Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center

(Teaneck)—The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Holy Name Medical Center with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for


NORPAC Hosts Governor Mike Rounds (R-SD) in Teaneck

Teaneck—On August 26th NORPAC hosted a Q&A pro-Israel event with former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds at the home of Drs. Mort & Esther Fridman in Teaneck. Rounds, who served for eight years as Governor after five terms as a State Senator, is currently running for the open U.S. Senate seat of retiring Senator Tim Johnson


Camp Kaylie Hires Rabbi Eli Brazil as Director

The Board of Camp Kaylie is pleased to announce the appointment of Rabbi Eli Brazil as the new Director of Camp Kaylie.

Elly Kleinman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Camp Kaylie adds that “We are fortunate to have Rabbi Brazil, a leading figure in the camping industry, join us. With his extensive experience in Camp Mesorah, Camp Morasha, as


Write Your Own “Gratitude Graffiti”

Teaneck—Always wanted to show off your “tagging” creds? The ones you practiced on your notebooks in class in 14 different colored markers? Now you can scrawl your thanks in style on a storefront window in Teaneck, legally. More than 20 local merchants and the Teaneck Library are participating in The Gratitude Graffiti Project, a 40-day practice


Women’s Night Out in Elul

On Motzei Shabbat of August 31, almost 140 women sat in concentric rings of chairs as part of the fifth annual Erev Shira v’Hitorerut.  The program of music followed by a shiur and then selichot was run by Migdal Oz in conjunction with Ma’ayanot High School.

Sarah Robinson, a Migdal Oz graduate who currently


Teaneck Resident Elected President of NY State Social Work Deans Association

New York—Teaneck resident Dr. Steven Huberman, Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work at Touro College in New York, has been elected president of the New York State Association of Deans of Schools of Social Work. The association is a coalition of deans of social work at both private and public institutions of higher education from across the