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Friday, October 19, 2018

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Three Days in the Life of a Kaylie Camper

“Kaylie Kids” got off to an exciting start on Monday, enjoying a day filled with enthralling activities at a camp bursting at the seams with excitement and fun.

Campers arriving from Teaneck, The Five Towns and beyond, were warmly welcomed by their counselors, head staff and an ice cream

Elated Smiles at HASC Visiting Day

Camp Shoshanim Girls Receive Visitors

Many local families enjoyed a beautiful day at Camp Shoshanim’s visiting day. The camp was set up with fun activities for families to enjoy throughout the day, including face painting and mother-daughter softball. A delicious dairy buffet with refreshing ice cream for dessert was provided as well.

Mesorah Welcomes Visiting Day Guests

Yad L’Achim: Tu B’Av in Amuka

For those who haven’t yet merited to find their zivug (match), Amuka isn’t just a place, it’s an extraordinary opportunity to have one’s prayers answered, especially on the auspicious day of Tu B’Av. “There were no better days for the Jewish people than the 15th of Av,” says the Talmud. On this day,

Conversion Guidelines, Transparency and Accountability

The Orthodox Jewish community is currently experiencing a devastating lack of confidence in its leadership. The seemingly ceaseless scandal after scandal, headline after headline, have taken their toll. If we can’t trust the leadership, how can we continue as a community? There are three things we need to consider.

Senior Israelis Unanimously Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led calls from Israel condemning the deal struck between world powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear activity.

The P5+1 group of the USA, Russia, China, UK, France and Germany agreed that in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions

Politics & Parsha: Matos-Masei 5775: An Incomplete Start

“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.”—Dwight Eisenhower

Moses is given the command to create six cities of refuge, arei miklat. Three are to be on one side of the Jordan, and three on the opposite bank.

The system of arei miklat is all or nothing.

See One, Do One, Teach One: An Intern’s Experience at the Jewish Link

When I started contributing to the Jewish Link in the middle of my sophomore year as a sports photographer, I never expected to become a “journalist” in the process. I wrote my first story for the Jewish Link in early December of 2014, and continued to write several other articles, on assignment, throughout my junior year.

All-Star Elitzur High School Basketball Team From Across Israel

14 boys and four coaches are visiting different local camps over the next two weeks and enjoying Shabbat hosted by local families.

Masei: The Journeys of Brian

Bamidbar: 32: 1-37

1. These are the journeys of Brian Dreyfus as he went forth from Baltimore on his way to Israel under the hand of Delta Airlines. 2. The Maggid of Bergenfield wrote of his going forth according to his whims and fancies. 3. Brian sallied forth from the Pickwick Apartments in Baltimore,

Tisha B’Av and the Outbreak of WWI

British Foreign Secretary Lord Edward Grey of Fallodon observed upon the outbreak of the First World War that “The lamps are going out all over Europe and we shall not see them lit again in our time.” Jewish historian Simon Dubnov commented on the outbreak of war, “My head is spinning at the horror of the coming slaughter of peoples,