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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Editorials

Why Your Teaneck Council Vote Is Important, and Why You Should Vote for My Friend, Mark Schwartz

As I write this, we are now less than a week away from next Tuesday’s (May 10) important Teaneck Council election. As the co-publisher of this Jewish community paper, I write now with two fairly simple thoughts and, yes, perhaps even requests, if you will grant me that courtesy.

My first request is to

Remembering These Days

So many of us have been in Israel when a single, somber droning sound fills the air. People in cars, hurrying to destinations, pull their cars over, get out and stand in respect. Others stop and stand, be they in shops, classrooms, homes or outside for a walk.

It is, of course, a moment that pulls our

Incumbents Win for Teaneck

Teaneck voters returned three incumbent town council members to four-year terms in Tuesday’s municipal election.

The three incumbents ran on the message of “Moving Teaneck Forward.”

We want to congratulate the three incumbents who certainly have proven in the

A Timely Look at Masorah

The second night of Pesach we started Sefirat HaOmer, each evening counting the 49 days between Pesach and Shavuot. We all know that during the first 32 days of the counting of the Omer we hold by certain restrictions to reflect our sadness for the deaths of Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students.

Lag B’Omer,

A Folded Flag, Memories and Memorial Day

In the spring of 2004, a color guard honored Sam Cohen, my deceased father-in-law, with a somber, dignified salute.

Sgt. Samuel Cohen served in a medical capacity in France, landing there in the days following Normandy.

He and his one and only, Shirley, my

Punditry and the Israeli Leadership ‘Earthquake’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government finds itself in a political arena that is being watched across the world by both friend and foe.

His foes would probably like to see a Netanyahu-led coalition fall after his decision to replace veteran soldier and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon

J Street Is Getting It Wrong

Once again, J Street is getting it wrong.

The group, according to the website Politico, is circulating a memo among members of the Democratic Party’s drafting committee calling for a “balanced position” that includes recognizing Palestinian claims to Eastern Jerusalem.

From the Peace of Shavuot to a Violent Reality

We entered Shavuot with the fresh pain of the June 8th killing of four Israelis by two Palestinian terrorists at the Max Brenner Café at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market complex, only to emerge from Matan Torah to find our entire country suffering after an unthinkable early Sunday morning massacre in Orlando, Florida. There, at Pulse,

Candidates Do Not Exist in an AIPAC Vacuum

The presidential candidates were on their game and said the right words. But though we may wish them to, candidates don’t exist in an AIPAC vacuum, and few of us are one-issue voters anyway.

Many of us have a history with these candidates going back decades.

The

Candidates Do Not Exist in an AIPAC Vacuum

The presidential candidates were on their game and said the right words. But though we may wish them to, candidates don’t exist in an AIPAC vacuum, and few of us are one-issue voters anyway.

Many of us have a history with these candidates going back decades.

The

Our Disposition During the Coming Days

It used to be that on Shabbat morning during the spring and summer I’d bring the local newspaper inside my house because I wanted to see the baseball scores from the previous night’s action. If my team wins, my day is already better. If my team loses, it changes my day.

I know, I know. Shabbat is

Why I Make Project Ezrah Part of My Purim Day

When I was a child, I would hop out of the car with one of my mother’s brightly colored Purim baskets and run up to the houses of our family friends. It was always fun to ring a doorbell and bestow this special, joyful gift. Perhaps my costume was admired, or maybe I was patted on the head, but more than likely I was greeted with