Monday, June 14, 2021

New Jersey

In The Steps of the Rambam—Literally!

Exactly 849 years ago, the Rambam wrote a very important letter. That letter describes how he risked his life to come on a visit to Israel. It was during the time of the Crusades and life in Israel—for Jews—was indeed one of great danger. He arrived in Israel, in the port city of Akko on the 3 rdof Sivan 4925 and was so excited that he


Project Ezrah Helps Families Dress for Success

Englewood—Wearing a crisp blouse with a new skirt and jacket or a freshly cleaned suit of clothes to a job interview is always a smart idea. It provides the interviewer with an immediately positive impression, and it gives the interviewee an extra blast of confidence. For young people, a well-fitting couture bat mitzvah dress or suit for a special occasion


“The Sage Initiative” For Seniors

Teaneck—The Orthodox Union, in collaboration with STAJE (a communal organization seeking to help make the retirement-age years meaningful for  American Jews) and Congregation Bnai Yeshurun of Teaneck, announced The SAGE (Seniors Actively Growing and Exploring) Initiative, a four-week series featuring leading rabbinic, communal and mental health


Benjamin Franklin and Judaism

In addition to his lasting contributions to science and government, the American founding father Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) also managed to posthumously influence Jewish thought and practice by way of his famous Autobiography.  In that work, Franklin briefly discussed a method he had devised for overcoming his undesirable habits and becoming more


The Shutdown might be over by the time you read this piece, but it’s an eye-opener.

The U.S. government is paralyzed, and we now face the possibility that the United States will default on its debt. Congress is unable to resolve the issue, and President Obama is as obstinate as the legislators who oppose him. To some extent, our political system is functioning as intended—the Founding Fathers meant for it to be cumbersome. But as they set out to


The Political Challenge: Helping N.J. Special Needs Families

As a mother and a legislator, I know firsthand that quality education is invaluable. It is the greatest gift we give our children and the most important investment we make in the future of our community. New Jersey has a legal obligation to provide each student with a thorough and efficient education. Beyond that, though, we also have a moral mandate to give every


The Home/School Connection

From the first day you put your preschooler on the bus until the day he or she graduates from high school, communication with school is central to understanding your child’s progress. For most parents, communication with teachers is reserved primarily for formal conferences. Parents of children with special needs, however, often seek more regular communication with


Rabbi Benjamin Yudin on the Parsha

Rabbi Benjamin Yudin, longtime spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn, is now wearing a second hat: that of published author. His first book, Rabbi Benjamin Yudin on the Parsha,has just been published by Mosaica Press. Rabbi Yudin has led Shomrei Torah since 1969, helping to build it into one of the largest Orthodox congregations


My Plight

Dear Dr. Glick,

I have been reading your articles every week and, though I haven’t written until now, I was overwhelmed by something you wrote about in your last two columns. You wrote about marriages facing extremely difficult problems and the need to work tirelessly toward finding some way to keep going in the face of impossible challenges.

I am


Africa-Israel: Raising Luxury in Central Jerusalem

“Africa-Israel properties in Israel are raising the standard of living in Jerusalem and make for quality investments,” said Eyal Hacham, the company’s vice president of marketing and sales. The company is hosting three events in the New York area this month to showcase a premiere project at 7 HaRav Kook Street in the center of Jerusalem. Nearly


Fill the Void, Israeli Award-Winning Film Comes to Teaneck in November

Fill the Void, the award-winning Israeli drama written and directed by Rama Burshtein, has been delighting audiences in the USA since its premiere in May. Film fans and supporters of the Teaneck International Film Festival are urged to wait until the weekend of November 15-17, 2013, to see it as part of the eighth annual Teaneck International Film


Local Republicans Host Ari Fleischer and Matt Brooks

Teaneck—Recently, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer  and the Jewish Republican Coalition (RJC). Director, Matt Brooks, were guests at a symposium in Bnai Yeshurn, sponsored by the local RJC chapter.   Approximately 200 people attended the event moderated by Rabbi Steven

The discussion was lively and wide-ranging one, as participants took

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