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Coffee Klatch or High Tea, Two Kosher Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafes Open in Paramus

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Everyone knows that shopping at the huge Garden State Plaza can be an exhilarating and exhausting experience. So there are definite rules you can follow when preparing to shop. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, carry a light but roomy bag, and most important of all…never start out when you are hungry or...

TRADING PLACES: Teens at Makor Chaim Learn to Live Israeli

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Eleven students from MTA's tenth grade class headed to JFK Airport on December 15th 2012 to fly to Israel as participants in the five-year-old Makor Chaim Exchange Program. The program consists of six weeks of intensive learning and traveling with Israeli students from the Makor Chaim Yeshiva in Kfar Etzion. Two MTA students from Bergenfield, Aryeh Burg and Zev Markowitz, were among them.

Aryeh told Jewish Link of Bergen County that the purpose of the program is twofold. First, the boys are expected to apply the learning methods used at the Makor Chaim Yeshiva upon their return to their MTA classrooms. Secondly, the activities are designed to inspire students to have a deeper connection...

Lessons for A Community Newspaper From the Akeida From Akedat Yitzchak

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What role should a new publication play within our community? These questions can only be answered if we identify what our communal challenges are.

One of the stories to which we turn when seeking guidance in challenging times is the story of Akedat Yitzchak. A dramatic moment in the story of the Akedah come as Avraham and his son Yitzchak ascend Mt. Moriah together. For those of us who read or study these pesukim, even if we know the outcome, the tension is almost palpable: Father and son walk together, in silence, their destination is mysterious and their fate is uncertain.

The silence is suddenly broken as Yitzchak turns to his father and asks “Hinei HaEsh VeHaetzim, VeAyeh HaSeh...

Welcome To The Jewish Link of Bergen County

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It is with much pride and joy that we present to the Jewish community in Bergen County our new free bi-weekly community newspaper – The Jewish Link of Bergen County (aka The Jewish Link or JLBC). We would like to state first that this paper is founded with the goal of capturing what makes our dynamic and growing community unique and to contribute positively towards its continued growth in the years to come. Another goal is also to connect our unique, dynamic, and rapidly growing Jewish communities that make up the Bergen County/Northern NJ area, specifically: Bergenfield, Englewood, Fair Lawn, Fort Lee, New Milford, Paramus, Teaneck, and Tenafly. We are the "Eight Towns" NOT the Five...

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