Monday, September 26, 2022


The Guggle Muggle

A Guggle muggleis so soothing and comforting. Nothing beats the taste of this old favorite wrought with memories of childhood. But the name of this tasty concoction was a new one on me.

Fifty years ago, I had pneumonia. My father, may he rest in peace, suggested a warm drink of milk


Welcome to Straight Talk With Shuli, JLNJ’s New Advice Column

Dear Shuli,

Mazel tov! Everyone loved your down-to-earth advice, and we’re pleased to tell you that you have won the Jewish Link of New Jersey’s Advice Column contest. Please share with your readers a little about who you are, what your perspective is, and the kind of advice you’ll be


A Little-Known Expedited Path to Citizenship: The MAVNI Program

If you possess a valid temporary US visa and if enlisting in the US Army is a plausible career option for you, you may be eligible for an expedited path to US citizenship. Among the many ways in which a non-citizen may obtain US citizenship, The Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program offers the most expedited


Tax Tips: New Jersey

The state of New Jersey gets a bad rep. People from other states (mainly New York) love to make New Jersey the butt of their jokes, whether it pollution, corrupt politicians, dumb residents, or mobsters.

“Why is New Jersey called the Garden State? Because oil, petroleum, land fill, and toxic waste dump


Draft of Arrest Warrant for Argentine President Found in Nisman’s Garbage

i24news.com—Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman drafted an arrest warrant for President Cristina Kirchner which was recovered from the trash at the investigator’s apartment following his mysterious death last month, officials said last Tuesday. Prosecutor Viviana Fein—who on Monday denied the existence of the document—admitted the


Bucking Stereotypes, Egypt’s El-Sisi Fights Terror and Seeks ‘Revolution’ in Islam

As the world continues to grapple with a new wave of Islamic extremism, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has emerged as an unlikely Middle East leader willing to confront terrorism both militarily and ideologically.

In a Jan. 1 speech at Egypt’s historic Al-Azhar University, El-Sisi


Are Crude Oil Conspiracies Right? Research Shows Nations Really Do Go to War Over Oil

The “thirst for oil” is often put forward as a near self-evident explanation behind military interventions in Libya, for instance, or Sudan. Oil, or the lack of oil, is also said to be behind the absence of intervention in Syria now and in Rwanda in 1994.

This of course clashes with the


Yitro: Thou Shalt Not Make a Mess

Once in the town of Rutherford, three children sat down on a cold Friday afternoon, Erev Shabbat Kodesh, and tried to figure out how to make their mother happy.

It was Yeshiva Week, the week in January when their day school gave off for vacation. Their father had left for work early that


The Hidden US Message to Israel Behind the Leaked Reports of the Mughniyeh Assassination

Besides the meaning for the people of Israel and for Netanyahu, the media reports of the joint Mossad-CIA mission also serve Israeli security interests.

It is hard to believe that the timing was coincidental.

Whoever leaked the details of the


The New Drivers of Europe’s Geopolitics and Problems

For the past two weeks, I have focused on the growing fragmentation of Europe. Two weeks ago, the murders in Paris prompted me to write about the fault line between Europe and the Islamic world. Last week, I wrote about the nationalism that is rising in individual European countries after the European Central Bank was forced to allow


The New Old Me

My parents moved into my childhood home five days before I was born. Like the new, adorable baby they brought home from the hospital, the house was new as well (though not as adorable as the baby). Every year, on my birthday, my mother tells the tale of how my older and only sister was throwing up, my grandfather was being taught


Kean College to Present How to Spot One of Us, Joint Exhibition by Daughters of Survivors

Union—Aliza Augustine and Janet R. Kirchheimer, both daughters of Holocaust survivors, have been invited to exhibit their work at Kean University, Human Rights Institute Gallery. Their exhibit, How to Spot One of Us, runs from January 26 through May 18.The opening is Tuesday, February 10 from 5:00 – 7:00pm and is open

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