Is what might mark the start of a new era at the Kotel, the Jerusalem District Court made an unprecedented ruling last Thursday, stating that in its previous decision, Israel’s High Court of Justice never forbade activists of the “Women of the Wall” group from praying in the women’s section of the Kotel, meaning the women could not be barred from the
For most people, when mentioning family traditions, the word customs frequently arises.
For those of us from Canada, the word customs connotes something entirely different from what most people would think of. Were we to ask our children what the word means they would answer, “Those mean men that ask us all of those questions every time we
After fifty years, a memorial to fallen Jewish soldiers in the U.S. Armed forces has been relocated to the town green in front of Borough Hall in New Milford, New Jersey. The memorial was previously on a township-owned site near Congregation Beth Tikvah on River Road in New Milford and was taken care of by the Teaneck/New Milford Post of the Jewish War Veterans. With
The drive from Montreal to Teaneck takes approximately six hours. We did it all the time—often one of us made the drive alone, taking a few days off to be rejuvenated and see our children. We were so accustomed to it that it we never looked at it as being an inconvenience. Only when there was a weather-related problem would we reconsider. Suddenly upon our arrival in
The Middle East—John Kerry last week attempted to cement a positive relationship between Turkey and Israel, asking Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to make his planned visit to Gaza because it is unhelpful to the newly developing realities in the Middle East—which includes a necessary rapprochement with Israel and the Gulf States in the face of new threats
Washington, DC—The U.S. Department of State released its annual human rights report in mid-April, and the section on Israel points out that the country has a fairly good record on human rights, and is a functioning democracy.
In the introduction, the report stated: “There were no reports the government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings
Congressman Scott Garrett (R), who represents Teaneck, Fair Lawn, New Milford and other Bergen County towns, visited Yavneh Academy in Paramus, New Jersey recently. He mas been a member of Congress for 11 years.
He spoke to Yavneh’s seventh grade students as part of their advisory program and had the opportunity to convey his views on a variety of issues,
We know that life presents itself on two levels. There is our regular, everyday level—the level we see, the level of things as they seem to be. But as Jews we also know we live life on a deeper level. We live life in the unseen. So many of the things we do have deeper meanings, and if we can just get to those deeper meanings, we can have a more fulfilling
The Hague—Several Dutch insurance companies are lobbying against the Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act which has once again been introduced in Congress. The bill had been introduced previously, a number of times in years past, under pressure from a group of survivors led by lawyer Sam Dubbin of Florida. It seeks the granting of permission to file individual
NEW YORK–In mid-April, Yishai Eisenberg of Passaic, NJ, a freshman at Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB), became the first non-Israeli in 20 years to win the Chidon HaTanakh, Israel’s annual International Bible Competition for high school students. Eisenberg, who dominated the competition from the outset, also became the first champion in
New York—Buried somewhere in all the words written about the Middle East are facts on the ground, and in an exclusive interview with JLBC on Erev Shabbos, May 10, Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, talks about the risks of knee-jerk reactions to media reports that are not
TALLAHASSEE—A bill that would allow the state to seek restitution for property and money Nazi’s took from Holocaust victims during World War II is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott. The measure (HB 913) unanimously passed the Florida Senate week after the House unanimously passed it. The bill would let the Department of Financial Services seek restitution for Holocaust