Wednesday, August 05, 2020

New Jersey

An Appreciation: Senator Frank R. Lautenberg 1924-2013

Frank Lautenberg’s rise to wealth and prominence is a classic rags-to-riches story. Born in Paterson, N.J., the son of Polish and Russian immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island, his early life was unsettled as his parents moved about a dozen times while struggling to support the family. Lautenberg’s father, Sam, worked in the silk


RIETS Tribute to Mark 20th Yahrtzeit of Rav Dovid Lifshitz

New York—Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Rabbinical Theological Seminary (RIETS) and RIETS Rabbinic Alumni announced that they will be hosting a tribute ceremony for all audiences to mark the 20th yahrtzeit of YU Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Dovid Lifshitz,zt”l, on Sunday, June 16 at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights.  
The program will run from 9:00 AM


A Wandering Mind at the Israel Day Parade

Some random thoughts regarding this year’s Celebrate Israel Parade (its official name). “Am Yisrael Chai” is still the best Jewish song with the most bang for your buck. Five words get you 10 minutes of singing. I marched with OHEL, and as we lined up at 5th Avenue and 52nd Street, I could swear I heard the bells of St. Patrick’s Cathedral


Distance Teaching From Israel: Remote Possibilities Pan Out in the Classroom

Bet ShemeshJim Henson, television puppeteer best known as the creator of The Muppets, once wrote “[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” One of the biggest challenges of teachers in the 21st century is to try to make an impression on our super-stimulated children—to try to help them


New in the Neighborhood Everyone is Included

Yes the parade was great; we loved every moment. It didn’t hurt that we were able to sit in the grandstand on that hot day, but we only agreed under the condition that we were allowed to scream and yell when we saw our grandchildren and any other group that we were familiar with marching.(Actually that requirement was only for the female member of this


JOFA Launches Torah Lending Program In Teaneck

TEANECK—The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) announces the launch of the Joan S. Meyers Memorial Torah Lending Program. Through this innovative initiative, girls and women in the tristate area will be able to borrow a Sefer Torah to use in ritual prayer settings for events such as bat mitzvahs, engagements, marriages, births, Rosh Hodesh, and other


Buttons, Buttons, and More

It seems that buttons are a major part of our lives.  Either they fall off a shirt and we need to sew them on or we are looking for a button to match up to a dress or what have you.  Here are some practical tips for you as well as some fun ones for all those buttons!!!

When you get extra buttons from the manufacturer, take them, put them in a small


Protecting the Machine – It’s a Business Decision

Suppose you are the CEO of a business. You decide to acquire a new piece of equipment, something called a Holographic Processor (HP). Securing this machine provides great revenue opportunities for the business, but also comes with some unique management and maintenance responsibilities.

The HP has several custom-built and complex software programs that, once


Dear Rabbi Sam

Dear Rabbi Sam,

My wife and I just became aware that our son, age 11, is being bullied and tormented at school.

I found this out when I entered his room and discovered him crying into his pillow.

My son is rather short for his age, and he told us that one of his “friends” at school has been teasing him and embarrassing him in front of his


How Grading Schools Will Affect The Future Of Education

An article in the Wall Street Journal this winter reported that schools are getting a taste of their own medicine. At least ten states have adopted programs in which they hand out letter grades to schools to evaluate their performance. Recently, a school in Oklahoma,


Whose Responsibility?

For better or for worse people often identify themselves with their alma maters. The association can be as simple as an adult asking another where they went to high school, and can be as intense as college graduates that have not missed a home football game in 25 years. We feel a certain kinship with meeting fellow graduates, and can talk about old camp stories for


Premiere of Moriah Student Film About Survivors Packs Keter Torah Masses

“You can study the Holocaust for the next 30 years and you can read hundreds of books on the subject, but if you do not get inside the mind and heart of someone who experienced a day in the life of the ghetto, someone who lived a day in Auschwitz or someone who said goodbye to their parents for the last time, you may KNOW a lot about the Holocaust, but you