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A Special Screening of ‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine’

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Called “the best food film of 2016” and voted “Ford Best of the Fest” by this year’s New Jersey Jewish Film Festival attendees, In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. The feature-length documentary puts a face on the culture of Israel, profiling chefs, home cooks...

Seasons Clifton-Passaic Now Open!

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It was 10:59 a.m. on Tuesday, and the new Seasons Clifton-Passaic store entrance was buzzing with anticipation as anxious patrons awaited its 11 a.m. opening. Adorned with festive balloons, with snow cones and cotton candy available nearby, the doors finally slid open. The crowd responded with a coordinated rush forward to pick up carts, “upload” kids into cart seats and then swivel right into the enormous and beautiful store. As the crowd spread quickly in every direction, some of the store owners and managers took a moment to speak about this monumental addition to the kosher community of local grocery vendors.

General manager Yaakov Rabinovich answered a few questions...

Sellout Jewish Unity Concert Wows Bergen County

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This past Wednesday evening, July 6, upwards of 1,000 Jewish residents hailing from 61 Bergen and Hudson County municipalities gathered at the Bergen PAC for a program and concert uniting the entire community and sponsored by the nine Chabad Centers located in the towns above.

The evening’s program was conceived as a modern celebration of Hakhel, an ancient Biblical tradition at which the entire Jewish nation—adults, children and even infants—would gather together in Jerusalem for a “re-enactment” of the revelation at Mt. Sinai and to reinvigorate their Jewish devotion and commitment.

Concert goers listened in rapture as Rabbi Moshe Bryski, a leading scholar and...

Bais Medrash of Bergenfield Hosts Scholar-In-Residence

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This Shabbat, the Bais Medrash of Bergenfield, at 371 South Prospect Avenue, welcomes Rabbi Yedidya Atlas as a scholar-in-residence. At 7:10 on Shabbat afternoon he will speak about “The IDF Rabbinate: How to Make a Jewish Army Jewish.” Following Mincha, at seudah shlishit at 8, he will deliver words on “Leadership, Responsibility, and Mesirat Nefesh—Defining Today’s IDF.”

A graduate of Yeshivat Mercaz Harav, Rabbi Atlas made aliyah from Philadelphia when he was 17 years old. For the last 30 years he has been the chaplain of the IDF rabbinate, and is currently the head of special projects. The IDF Ground Forces Command bestowed the “Lifetime Achievement Award” to him...

Phil Murphy Seeks to Expand NJ Ties With Israel During Visit

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Phil Murphy, Democratic candidate for governor, visited Israel this week and met  with business and government leaders on ways to expand New Jersey’s economic, security and cultural ties.

“The ties between New Jersey and Israel are important not only because of the shared heritage of many of our people, but also because of the economics that link our states,” said Murphy, an expert in international finance and the former US Ambassador to Germany. “As governor, I want to make New Jersey a true world leader in the trade of both goods and ideas. Markets like Israel are an important part of that equation to grow our own economy and create good jobs.”

According to numerous...

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