Better to Fulfill Mitzvot Than Indulge the Yetzer Hara
Regarding “From the Desk of a 17-Year-Old Yeshiva Applicant” (December 31, 2015), I would like to say the following. Broken Modern Orthodoxy? No. But perhaps the gap-year experience at a yeshiva or seminary is crucial for those who will attend
Assisted Suicide and Its Exceptions
I was appalled to read the diatribe by Mr. Sharaby regarding assisted suicide in your December 17 issue (“Assisted Suicide or Assisted Homicide?”). Unlike the real estate agent/finance director, I speak as a practicing physician (I am a specialist in pediatric pulmonary medicine, and a clinical professor
Commending Councilman Pruitt After WOW Rezoning
Rezoning the World of Wings location has passed and I want to commend Dr. Henry Pruitt, who I spoke to for an hour on Tuesday afternoon with regard to the project. We agreed that the union had their own interests and poured a lot of money
Politicians Who Offer Prayers Are ‘Sorry Hypocrites’
Your December 10 editorial (“If God Isn’t Fixing This, Who Is?”) left me scratching my head. The “God Isn’t Fixing This” headline in the New York Daily News was certainly dramatic, perhaps overly dramatic, but the point behind it was rather mundane
Addressing the Financial Impact of Terror
As president of Keren HaTzadik USA, founded in memory of Rabbi Aryeh Levine zt”l, I am in regular contact with the volunteer director of Keren HaTzadik in Israel. Here is what he has said recently:
“We feel abandoned by the American Jews. I have one small question: Is anyone paying attention
Ed Tech Can Facilitate Excellence, But Must Be Used Effectively
I enjoyed reading Dr. Greene’s article on blended learning (“Blended Learning: A Solution to the Day School Tuition Crisis?” November 25, 2015). I’m thrilled to see that such important educational issues are being
Rutgers President Orders Flags at Half-Staff
Today, I ordered that the Rutgers University flag be lowered to half-staff to recognize the tragic passing of two persons affiliated with the University who were murdered by terrorists last week.
Anita Datar, a 1995 Rutgers College graduate, was killed by
Cutting Waste, Not Commercial Development, Will Save Teaneck
Regarding “World of Wings Rezoned,” (November 12, 2015) by Elizabeth Kratz: Elie brought up the fact that Teaneck needs alternative revenue sources. I agree 100 percent, but we also need to lower expenses, and I suggest the following ways:
1) Healthcare waivers, if limited
Thank You for Participating in the Renewal Shabbaton!
On behalf of the Renewal staff and volunteers and, most of all, our kidney donors and recipients, I would like to thank all those who participated in the Renewal Shabbaton in Bergenfield/Teaneck this past Shabbos. From BMOB Friday night to the Oneg at the
Is Occupation the Cause of the Current Conflict?
Much is spoken about the “Occupation” as an underlying cause of the conflict.
Indeed, it is the:
· OCCUPATIONof the minds of many Palestinians and Arabs that unlike everyone else in the region, Israel has been a success: READ
Why Was Highgate Terrace Completion Announced Two Weeks Before Election?
I have to take exception to the article on Bergenfield’s reconstruction of Highgate Terrace in the October 22, 2015, edition of your paper (“Bergenfield Council Awards Highgate Terrace Bid.”)
The Borough Council, several years ago,
Note From a Banji Fan
Thank you for running Banji Ganchrow’s humor column every week. She makes me laugh and laugh and laugh.
I have no idea who she is and I don’t even live in Teaneck, yet I can really relate to her weekly musings. She feels like