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Thursday, May 28, 2020

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News Briefs

Iran Nukes Possible in Days

The Washington Free Beacon reports: “Iran has passed the “point of no return” in its nuclear weapons program and could soon have the ability to enrich enough missile-grade uranium to build a bomb in just two weeks. Olli Heinonen, who served at the IAEA for 27 years until 2010, said the advanced centrifuges that Iran recently

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Bibi’s Toughest Call Ever

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the decision to release 26 Palestinian prisoners one of the most agonizing of his career Monday, a day before Israel was set to free the inmates in the framework of negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

“The decision to release prisoners is one of the toughest decisions that I’ve taken as prime

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Slavery in Israel: It Exists

Israel has as many as 8,500 slaves, according to a new comprehensive study of worldwide slavery. Israel placed 111 out of 162 slave-holding countries in the Global Slavery Index 2013, recently published by the Australian Walk Free Foundation.

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Igbo Leaders Break Through

This article is a follow up of sorts to August’s Igbo Jews of Nigeria Study and Practice Judaism, which briefly told of my journey from Rhode Island to Abuja, capital of Nigeria, in order to celebrate Purim with its Igbo Jewish

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News Briefs

FB ‘Amazed’ By Israeli Talent

(JNS.org)—When the social media giant Facebook acquired the Israeli technology startup Onavo, executives were “amazed” by the amount of talent it found in Israel. Nicola

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Local Teens Take On Storm Damage

Fourteen local teenage boys volunteered to help with flood relief in Boulder, Colorado as part of a joint NCSY-NECHAMA trip recently.

About two months ago, Boulder was hit with 17 inches of rain—half its annual rain fall—in only two days. Most of the town of Lyons, about 15 miles north of Boulder, still doesn’t have power or running

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Talking Business

Are you looking for the next big idea to help you to jumpstart a business or perhaps an exciting innovation to improve an existing venture? Search no more. Instead, arrange a sit down with Akiva Lipshitz, a Teaneck resident and budding entrepreneur. And by the way, don’t be put off by the fact that he is only 13 years old.

Akiva’s interest in

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Student-Run Medical Ethics Conference at YU

New York, NY—As Americans across the country debated the ethical, legal and practical ramifications of Obamacare, Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES,) a student club mentored by YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF,) looked to the Israeli medical system as the framework for a very different kind of conversation:

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A Green House Pops Up in Teaneck

Imagine moving into a house, never paying a dime on heating or air and yet never being bothered by the change in temperature as seasons pass by.

A new house on Wyndham Road in Teaneck, one of the first Passive Houses in the state, will allow its residents to live such a life.

The home, designed by Teaneck architect Malka van Bemmelen, AIA, and

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Candidate in the Spotlight: State Senator Bob Gordon

Senator Bob Gordon, the incumbent Democratic State Senator from the 38th District, took some time to talk to the JLBC.  He talked to us about his years of service and said his office handles 1,000 constituent cases annually. All the mail and emails that come to his office are read and most are responded to promptly unless he needs to do research on

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Bergenfield Town Council Election Approaches

Bergenfield—November 5 features elections for state positions, and a number of local positions like the town council seats in Bergenfield.

Democrats running for reelection include incumbent Mayor Carlos Aguasavivas, who was sworn in on April 18 after the death of Timothy Driscoll, Ora Kornbluth, Charlie Steinel and Rafael Marte. The

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Young Israel of Fort Lee Dedicates New Shul

Fort Lee—The long-anticipated dedication of the Young Israel of Fort Lee, named for Holocaust survivors and activists Ulo and Ethel Barad, took place recently with many of Bergen County’s spiritual leaders in attendance. Among the speakers were Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich; Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, past President of the Rabbinical Council of

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