Sunday, August 25, 2019


Al Jazeera Exodus: 22 Reporters Quit in Protest of Bias

(Combined Services)

Qatar—Gulf News reports an Exodus of 22 reporters at Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab broadcaster, once highly vaunted for its objectivity. The cause of the walkout? Pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias in reporting from Egypt. They were ordered to skew their stories in favor of Morsi and his colleagues, over the military-backed

Young Israel of Fort Lee Invites the Community to a Tu B’Av Lunch and Learn

Fort Lee—The Young Israel of Fort Lee invites the community to participate in its eighth Adult Study Institute event scheduled for Tuesday, July 24th at 12 noon, in their newly completed shul at1610 Parker Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ  with the entrance on Old Palisade Road, diagonally opposite Monument Park. The topic will be Tu B’Av, A Most Festive Day on the

Powerlifting Prodigies from Fair Lawn - The Kutins

Naomi and Ari Kutin, aged 11 and 10 respectively, are two-well rounded and well-mannered children from Fair Lawn. They are diligent workers, and both of them are “A” students in honor tracks. However, this brother-sister tandem is distinctively unique. Naomi and Ari are already accomplished athletes, but not in the typical, popular yeshiva sports that I

Moonrakers Off To A Strong Start

Bergen County natives: Yosef Isaacs, Shai Gerson, Jonathan Gellis, and Kenny Schiff contributed 9 hits 4 runs and 3 RBI’s as The Moonlight Moonrakers coasted to a 13-4 victory over Fallsview on June 30th. The Moonrakers jumped out to early lead by scoring 6 runs in the first inning. Fallsview drew within 8-4, but the Moonrakers added 4 more runs

Michal Negrin: Now Sparkling at Garden State Plaza

Michal Negrin America celebrated the opening of its flagship American location with a celebratory reception with live jazz, champagne, and celebrities in The Westfield Garden State Plaza in late June. “Everyone came!”  American CEO Noam Hanuka told JLBC. “Michal was here for the opening ceremony, of course!”

The mayor of Paramus,

Summary Report Of The Claims Conference Select Leadership Committee


In May, Julius Berman, the Chairman of the Conference for Material Claims Against Germany Inc (Claims Conference), announced the appointment of a Select Leadership Committee of the Board of the Claims Conference (Committee), to deal with issues surrounding the June 2001 anonymous letter, discovered during the fraud trial that exposed a $57 million

Unique Inspiration: SINAI Youngsters Give Back Through Art

Englewood—The tables in the crowded Midday Gallery in Englewood, New Jersey, were set with delicious hors d’ouvres and the walls were embellished with creative art work, but the most striking aspect of the SINAI art show on the evening of June 18 was the children. Their faces positively shone with pride as they observed the many visitors admiring and

Israel, US, Jordan Reportedly Coordinating Attack on Syrian Weapons

While the U.S. administration has officially adopted the position that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons and has declared publicly that it will provide the rebels with military aid, it appears that behind-the-scenes preparations are still being made for a much larger move.

Israel, Jordan, and the U.S. are jointly planning an attack aimed at

Rivka Gitstein, Bergenfield Chief for the Day

What would you do if you ran a town for a day?

That’s a question many of us could answer, but few will ever get the chance. On Friday, June 14, 2013, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with 24 local and county law enforcement agencies for the third annual countywide Chief for a Day celebration. This program gave 28 special children with

Frisch Girls Win Varsity Hockey Championship

On Sunday, June 16, the Frisch Girls Hockey Team faced off against the eight-time defending champions, the Ma’ayanot Rapids, in front of a packed crowd at the Frisch School in Paramus. This game was to be the rubber match between the two teams as they split their regular season matchups: an impressive 3-0 victory by Ma’ayanot just two months earlier and a

Yeshivat Maharat Ordains Orthodox Female Clergy

Riverdale—In an historic moment for the world Orthodox Jewish community, the first-ever Manhigei Hilchatit Ruchanit Toranit, or Maharats, were ordained on June 16 in the Ramaz Upper School. Graduates Ruth Balinsky Friedman, Rachel Kohl Finegold and Abby Brown Scheier will all be taking on positions of halakhic and spiritual leadership as a

Israeli Politicians Form New Caucus to Track American Jewish Views

JERUSALEM—The Washington Post reports former U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Kurtzer (now a professor at Princeton University) and former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Moshe Arens, recently launched the Knesset Caucus for Israel-U.S. Relations. The intention is to educate members of the Knesset about America’s official policies and “attitudes” toward