May 28, 2017 •
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Temple B’nai Abraham Honored by NAACP

The Oranges and Maplewood Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hosted its 104th Annual Freedom Fund Gala on Sunday, April 30. The Oranges and Maplewood Unit of the NAACP represents Essex County towns including Belleville,...

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Next in Our Series on Holocaust Literature

As the next in our series on Holocaust literature, join me in reading (or rereading) Mila 18 by Leon Uris, one of the bestselling books of the 20th century. First published in 1961, Mila 18 has been translated into over 50 languages. Uris’ considerable skills as a...

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Why I Marched by Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz

January 27 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The White House’s statement for the day did not mention Jews. Rather than admit a mistake, the White House has gone on to defend this glaring omission. I agree with Professor Deborah Lipstadt (the film Denial is...

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Shalom from Jerusalem!

It’s Monday afternoon here, and I’m sitting in the business center of the Dan Panorama, at which I’ve logged enough nights over twenty years to call it a genuine home away from home.  This morning our group of thirty nine hit the Old City, walking from the Zion Gate...

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A Midday Run “Mensch”

Something extraordinary happened to our Director of Jewish Learning Melissa Weiner and Jewish Learning Program Special Projects Coordinator Arleen Lichtenstein. They were shopping for the Annual Midday Run, , the distribution of donated clothing and food to those in...

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Livingston Resolution

Dear Friends: I’m delighted to share the news that, last night, the Livingston Township Council voted 5-0 in favor of a resolution condemning the international anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement.  Livingston is the first community in the Greater...

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Except now we call it the Midday Run

For nearly two decades, every November our teens gather clothing, food, personal items, and lots of other good and important items to give to the less fortunate.  On Thanksgiving weekend, they caravan to a Newark homeless shelter and soup kitchen, where they spend...

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After Last Night…

Star Ledger Guest Columnist — Opinion by Rabbi Clifford M. Kulwin My candidate did not win.  And since you live in New Jersey, odds are pretty good that your candidate did not win, either.  The result was one essentially nobody expected, but pretty definitive...

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Someone is always crying, and often it’s me.

By Cantor Jessica Epstein Someone is always crying, and often it's me. I always had this vision in my mind of how my Friday night Shabbat would be. There would be a white tablecloth. Check. There would be silver candelabras with Israeli candles in glass holders....

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