Thursday, September 19, 2019


Illuminating Rav Kook on Agadata

Reviewing: “The Legends of Rabbah Bar Bar Hannah with the Commentary of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook,” by Bezalel Naor. Kodesh Press L.L.C. 2019. English. Hardcover. 354 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1947857117.

When you take one of the most enigmatic agadic pieces in the Talmud and attempt to

Community Mourns Rabbi Reuven Bauman, z”l

On Sunday, the worst fears of the worldwide Jewish community were confirmed when the body of Rabbi Reuven Bauman, z”l, was found about a mile from the North Carolina shore by volunteers from the Jewish search-and-rescue group Misaskim. The 35-year-old rabbi, who grew up in Teaneck, had been a teacher at Yeshiva Toras

Fair Lawn’s Zadies Recovers After Crash

Zadies Bakeshop, located in Fair Lawn, is known for its delectable kosher baked goods and has been a cherished bakery since 2005. Its high-quality recipes, dating back four generations, contain an old-fashioned charm. It was a blow to the community, then, when the beloved Zadies recently suffered cosmetic damages

Teaneck Watergun Creeps Mess With Wrong Guy on Shabbat

This past Friday night, on July 12, moments before the end of the late Shabbat minyan at Young Israel of Teaneck (YIOT), a silver Honda Accord careened around the corner of Overlook Terrace, and approached Perry Lane where the shul is housed in a semi-remote cul-de-sac. Recording videos with their phones, the car’s passengers aimed guns

Bnai Yeshurun Will Host Anti-Semitism Envoy Elan Carr

On July 23, Congregation Bnai Yeshurun will be hosting an event regarding current trends in combating anti-Semitism, sponsored by their adult education committee. The featured speaker will be Elan Carr, special attorney appointed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Due to Carr’s stellar speaking skills and facinating

‘Ahavat Yisrael’ Unites Community With Learning Opportunities in the Three Weeks

At the initiative of two local young women, the “Ahavat Yisrael” program was created. Its purpose is to identify the many meaningful learning opportunities available to the Teaneck, Bergenfield and New Milford communities during the Three Weeks, which begin on Sunday, July 21, with Shiva Asar B’Tammuz. The entire event will be held

On the Table Is on the Move

On the Table is moving! The new store will be more spacious, have expanded lines and brand new items. Check out their new location: 1378 Queen Anne Road. Follow @onthetablenj on Instagram for more news on the opening date!

Teaneck Resident Proves It’s Never Too Late to Become a Bar Mitzvah

Last month, Michael Sorkin, a long-time Teaneck resident, had a unique bar mitzvah experience. As a ba’al teshuva, having grown up non-religious, rather than celebrating the simcha at the usual age of 13, his was celebrated at age 43 surrounded by friends and family at his shul, Sharei Tefillah. For years he had been interested

Orthodox Union Opens Applications for Second Cohort of Impact Accelerator

(Courtesy of the Orthodox Union) The Orthodox Union (OU) has launched the application process for the second cohort of its Impact Accelerator program to rapidly identify and invest in ventures addressing current and future Jewish communal interests.

The program runs over 12 months and is built on

Widows and Widowers: You Are Not Alone

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) A bereavement group for those recently widowed provides people with a meaningful opportunity to share their feelings with others who understand. Therapist Judy Brauner, LCSW, who has been leading bereavement workshops at the JCC for years, facilitates the group, creates a comfortable environment and

Local Teens Win Big At Maccabi Games

Four Bergen County athletes have struck gold in Mexico City. As representatives of Team USA, Shmuli Coates, Max Zakheim, Amalya Knapp and Gabe Einhorn each took home championship honors at the Pan American Maccabi Games. The competition is a unique event in the world of Jewish athletics. Held every four years in

L’Chaim Shidduch Organization Plans Global Event

L’Chaim Shidduch Organization’s Nine Days Global Community Shidduch Event will take place August 4-August 11.

To organize or attend a meeting, email [email protected] or call 845-323-9041 ASAP. View