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24TH ANNUAL STATE OF THE TOWNSHIP ADDRESS BY EDISON MAYOR THOMAS LANKEY B efore I welcome everyone I would like to take a and Zoning Boards here tonight. moment for us all to remember Janet Baio and the I would now like to introduce the sta of the important role she played in this event for many years. mayors o ce, administrators and legal advisors Always accommodating and always with a smile. She is Dana LigatoGrego, Lori Williams, Debra Donald missed. and Mary LeightMcavoy, Business Administ

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community news In Around The Mayor of Highland Park, Gayle Brill Mittler, the Mayor of Edison, Thomas Lankey, reading to our students on Read Across America Day The birthday of Dr. Seuss RPRY 8th grade STEM team run by Mrs. Sari Shalmon won 2nd place in the International Virtual Science Competition, sponsored by the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education RPRY Art Show, headed by Art teacher Mrs. Debby Waldman and featuring artwork made by RPRY students ival, RPRY Purim Carn 8th run by

local news ChoMeTZ DisPosAL in hiGhLAnD PArK For any residents that wish to drop off garbage and recycling materials. Chometz disposal will be offered on Thursday, April 2 during the hours of 630 am 100 pm at The DePArTMenT oF PUBLiC WorKs BUiLDinG LoCATeD AT 444 VALenTine sT. hiGhLAnD PArK, nJ 08904 For additional information please call 732 2479379. Halachos P4sAC7 This new English Sefer, KITZUR HALACHOS PESACH, delves into the complex halachos of Pesach based on the Mishnah Berurah

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community news Thousands From Around The World Attend JeWish PArnAssA exPo in edison By Shimmy Blum heres business networking and then theres...the networking that you can avail of at the 2015 Parnassah Expo, which will be held on March 17th and 18th at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center. As you read these lines, registration for exhibitors is in full swing, offering a particularly promising experience. For the first time ever, exhibitors can view a map of the expo floor when they

local news Our Most Vulnerable T he Edison Police Department is launching a new safety program to better protect township adults and children with special needs who are most atrisk in emergency situations. The towns new Safe Sound program will help Edison police officers quickly identify adults and children with developmental disabilities or who have difficulty communicating due to other impairments. This would include senior citizens with memory deficits due to dementia or Alzheimers disease

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local news 24TH ANNUAL STATE OF THE TOWNSHIP ADDRESS BY EDISON MAYOR THOMAS LANKEY B efore I welcome everyone I would like to take a and Zoning Boards here tonight. moment for us all to remember Janet Baio and the I would now like to introduce the sta of the important role she played in this event for many years. mayors o ce, administrators and legal advisors Always accommodating and always with a smile. She is Dana LigatoGrego, Lori Williams, Debra Donald missed. and Mary LeightMcavoy, Busin

local news the process much more e cient. the popular 4th of July Fireworks Festival after many We will be updating and enforcing our property mainWith the help of funds years to Lake Pappaiani, again, with gentenance ordinance. We must not allow absentee ownerfrom the county, comerous donations from our community ship to neglect the upkeep of these vacant properties. pletely renovated businesses. is has a negative impact on the quality of life of our our skateboard park Lastly, although the wea

local news Join Team CNJKIDS For A Run In The Park oin TEAM CNJKIDS and run in the HIGHLAND PARK 5k on Sunday, 5315. To sign up, go to httpruninthepark.org register and register for the race. If you register before 41815 the entry fee will be 25. Then email cnjkidsgmail.com with your name, tshirt size, that you wish to be a member of TEAM CNJKIDS, and that you will commit to raising 50 for CNJKIDS. Support Jewish Education with CNJKIDS Lag BOmer Raffle J T LAST YEARS RUN he 1st Annual CNJK

presss release A safety message from Chevra Hatzolah of Edison Township Clean Safely Chemical Safety for the skin, eyes and lungs Burns P esach preparations involve lots of boiling water. Keep children away from the stove and counters when kashering with boiling water. Use waterproof silicone oven mitts to handle pots. Pour water gently to avoid splashing. Always empty the pot away from your body to avoid splash and steam burns. Bedikas Chometz and Biur Chometz never let children handle re

political news Rubio Obama Administrations Treatment Of Israel Is A Historic Tragic Mistake A Transcript of U.S. Senator Marco Rubios speech about Israel on the Senate Floor, delivered on March 19, 2015 senATor MArCo rUBio ...I wanted to talk about a separate topic today as well, and it is one that a lot of people are reading about in the newspapers over the last 72 hours. As we all know, there was an election in Israel this week and many people are wondering, What is this aftermath of the

political news quick to make that call. It hasnt happened. Maybe it has already but it certainly didnt happen fast enough. But where does this come from Is this new Is this something that happened recently It isnt. In fact, you can start to see the trends here pretty early. In October of 2008, then Senator Obama told an audience in Cleveland, There is a strain within the proIsrael community that says unless you adopt an unwavering proLikud approach which is one of the political parties in Isra

political news Rubio Obama Administrations Treatment Of Israel Is A Historic Tragic Mistake press release declaring that the Departments number two official would be visiting Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank, as if Jerusalem was not part of Israel. So they leave that separate. Later in the month, only hours before Mr. Netanyahu departed from Israel to Washington, Mr. Obama delivered his infamous Arab Spring speech, which he focused on a demand that Israel return to its indefensible pre1967

political news his colony and sent the Jews. Balfour is Hitler with colonies, while Hitler is Balfour without colonies. They both wanted to get rid of the Jews. Zionism was crucial to the defense of the West by ridding Europe of the burden of the Jews. This is from a daily of the P.A., and these are the people that were pressuring them to cut a peace deal with. What about this The Palestinian Authority has named numerous locations and events after Palestinian terrorists responsible for killing

community news FRIDAY NIGHT FIRE LEAVES FAMILY DESTROYED, KLLAL YISROEL REELING hen any loved one passes away, the grief is intense when a parent loses a child, the grief is magnified, unfathomable. But when one man is forced to bury seven of his precious children in one heartrending levaya, when virtually an entire beautiful family in Kllal Yisroel is wiped out in a matter of moments, the tragedy, the loss and the heartbreak defies any description. As Yidden around the world watched R Gabriel

community news What is the karban olah for Rosh Chodesh he asked Parim Bnei Bakar shnayim thats me and my wife. Ayil Echad is Tziporah who was saved. Shiva Kvasim Temimim here you have before you seven pure lambs. Eliane. Rivkah. David. Yehoshua. Moshe. Sara. Yaakov. Shivah kevasim temimim. Hashem, I gave you everything I had. AT THE LEVAYA IN BROOKLYN AT THE LEVAYA IN ERETZ YISRAEL p 732.481.2533 e adsMiddlesexCounTyJewishTiMes.CoM The Middlesex CounTy Jewish TiMes april 2015 25

community news surrender we cant get anywhere. With the seven small coffins next to him, he spoke about the korban he had sacrificed to Hashem. They were so pure, he said of his children. My wife, she came out fighting. My children were unbelievable. They were the best. familys hometown until recently, for kevurah on har hamenuchos. Once again, R Gabi was met with thousands of his brethren rallying around him in his time of excruciating anguish. Thousands lined the streets and the rooftops,

community news How Children React and How We Can Respond According to Developmental Stages Tips for dealing with children of ALL ages Children react to your reactions, not just to your words How you say things, not just the content of what you say, carries great impact. Seeing adults agitated, whispering, huddling, crying, at home or at school, can make a child anxious. Sharing your own experiences may be helpful and reassuring to children. Through sharing and modeling for them, children wil

community news Your tone of voice and body language have a large impact on how children perceive the situation. Speak in a tone that is calming. Parents can hold children close, or on their lap or with their arm around the shoulder. Younger children may repeatedly ask graphic, inappropriate to us questions such as, Was there a lot of blood This is not a breach in etiquette, upbringing or education rather, at this developmental stage, children are very concrete, inquisitive and repetitive. It

community news The Following Is Excerpted From A Speech Delivered By Rav Yisroel Reisman Shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Torah Vodas, In The Wake Of The Tragedy In Flatbush y father zl had a yahrzeit on the day in which he lost 22 immediate family members. My fathers father was beaten to death by the Nazis and he was the only one that was zoiche to kevurah. A little while later, the rest of the family went on a transport to Auschwitz. Although my father and some of his siblings survived, his mother and 2

community news Mitzrayim. They all died. And a din klali overrides. It was a message to the Egyptians. And when things happen here, its a message to the community. We dont know. We dont understand. My rebbe, Rav Pam, would say in times of tragedy that we have no prophets, but the things we know we have to do. The things we struggle with on a constant basis, those are things we need to fix when he hear a message. And we heard a message the message of akeidas hadas, of accept and clandestinely

Kiruv Chronicles P eople are often excited by The next big idea. We hope to solve enormous problems by having some brilliant flash of insight or gathering under the banner of a great leader who will lead us to the perceived promised land. However, this is often not how great things, major changes and life altering shifts come about. With regard to the giving of Torah the Midrash Tanchuma Ki Sisa states The original set of Luchos were destroyed because they were trans The Next Big Idea with smal

VACUUMING YOUR WAY PESACH CLEAN HOME by C. Baumwolspiner to a A s Pesach draws near, many of us are looking at our vacuum cleaners and wondering Will it do the job Buying and maintaining a vacuum cleaner is not as easy as it sounds. We asked veteran vacuum cleaner expert Yisroel Lover of Lakewood Vacuums in Todd Plaza, Lakewood to answer some of your questions about choosing and using a vacuum. 32 april 2015 The Middlesex CounTy Jewish TiMes p 732.481.2533 e adsMiddlesexCounTyJewishTiMe

I need a new vacuum cleaner. Why should I spend a mint when I can buy one for 100 in a department store Unfortunately, buying a vacuum cleaner isnt like going into a pharmacy and purchasing a generic drug thats just as good as the real thing. When it comes to vacuum cleaners, in most cases you get what you pay for. This may rub people up the wrong way at first. Lets face it there are so many bigger things we need to buy than vacuum cleaners. But the truth is that a vacuum cleaner is an importan

VACUUMING YOUR WAY PESACH CLEAN HOME If the suction is good its a good vacuum cleaner. Right Wrong Some rather inferior vacuum cleaners have powerful suction and no one will deny this. But in addition to good suction a vacuum cleaner needs a roller brush thats strong and has long bristles because you have to loosen the dirt in the carpet before the suction begins. Because cheap models have inadequate roller brushes, they only manage to clean the surface of the carpet, leaving layers of dirt belo

MEET MR. HOOVER Growingup in England we vacuumed our carpets with a hoover, although I dont remember if it was a Hoover brand. Although Americans talk of vacuum cleaners rather than hoovers and refrigerators rather than Frigidaires the word hoover is used interchangeable with vacuum cleaner in many regions. Who was the renowned Mr. Hoover It turns out that he wasnt exactly the brains behind a vacuum cleaner although he had the money to exploit it. This happened in the early 1900s when vacuum c

ith Purim but a memory, Pesach is coming up, and with it, chol hamoed trips. Some of you may be planning a trip to the aquarium. If that would be you, you may want to skip this story. Seriously, move onto the next one. A rather large octopus was recorded on video trying to escape his tank in a Seattle aquarium. The cell phone video showed the massive male mollusk scaling his glass display tank at the Seattle Aquarium and reaching several tentacles over its open top, leading many to assume he was

because it happens so often. His insurer wont settle a claim until police catch the vandal or vandals, so Clemens is waiting the investigation, but their involvement doesnt seem to be a deterrent. Once, an egg hit an officer in the foot as he took a report on the vandalism. The egging has been rarer during cold weather, but Clemens and the officers anticipate the attacks will increase with the temperature. These mystery egg throwers would do well to stop the abominable baal tashchis and donate

Chometz Cleaning Tips A Just L s a writer, I consider so much so that we buy a different cleanser evmyself something of ery single time. an expert on cleaning. Every 4. A big problem with cleaning products is that time I sit in front of a blank page, I say, you can spend hours cleaning, and people will Hm, the floor needs cleaning again. walk in and go, Eew It smells like cleaning This happens 6 or 7 times a day. products As if thats worse than what was there So every year, I try to incorpora

Laugh it in the washing machine. 10. Baking soda is also great for absorbing odors. Baking soda is a mysterious substance. Is it a food Is it a cleaning product Is it laundry detergent And whats the difference between baking soda and baking powder Isnt baking soda a powder No one knows what baking soda actually does. It gets rid of smells, see dirty vinegar. 16. Vinegar also eats odors. So if you want to eat maximum odors, mix vinegar and baking soda. Your house wont be able to take it. Wow peop

INNER BLACK BEL T Sunny Ariella Levi is a fifthdegree black belt Tae Kwon Do master living in Chi cago with her husband and fourgoingonfive children. She shares the incredfor the more spiritual. Speak Wome n by F. A da m s At the time, I was teaching Hebrew at a Reconstructionist Hebrew school and t ibly inspiring story of how her path to the Olympics and to the big screen took a turn Can you tell us a bit about your religious background when you were growing up terrified of the teacher an

How has Tae Kwon Do enriched your life side from being the perfect outlet for me for all sorts of emotions that I was dealing with while growing up under my brother Josh, it also gave me a sense of fulfillment, purpose and joy in my life I found comfort and even freedom in the rigid discipline and structure of the classes. I gained confidence and selfrespect by sticking to it, pushing myself, and constantly improving my skill. It gave me an opportunity to meet new and interesting people from dif

INNER BLACK BEL T Speak Wome n think push came to shove when my father was really sick with cancer. On the one hand, I had my coach pushing me very hard every day and at the same time, I knew that my father was going to die. For my coach, the sole purpose in life was for me to win. Facing death in such a real and wrenching way, though, made me realize that there must be more to life than the Olympics. From that frame of reference, it didnt seem important enough to keep doing what I was doing.

spirit. My students earn a stripe on their belt for each of these behaviors. It gives them something to work toward, an incentive of lo lshmah that leads to true internalization and commitment to these values. I see them changing in so many ways as the values they learn carry over into their own lives, which is so gratifying. When some people hear I am a black belt, they assume I must be an aggressive, angry or hostile person looking for a fight, but its actually the total opposite. Martial arts

Where in the world is Nigeria Puzzles and Games as we explore Join the tour of YOU ARE HERE Nigeria. Picture Clues Use the pictures to fill in the clues. The shaded column will spell the name of the capital of Nigeria. Nigeria is located in West Africa. It shares borders with Benin, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger. 1ANT 2BALLOON 3UMBRELLA 4JAR 5APPLE 5 3 Nigeria has the largest number of butterfly species in the world. Can you find the four sets of matching butterflies and the one lonely one

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Pesach has finally arrived and most of our cooking is happily done....for now at least. But in my house, there is always a few more quick things that I like to make to take me through Chol Hamoed and into the second half of Pesach. Here are some last minute dessert recipes, that make a terrific snack and or breakfast option. As well as, some great Chol Hamoed lunch or dinner ideas that can be assmbled the night before, refrigerated, and then cooked when you get home from a long day out with the

Zucchini Pizza Boats 4 extra large zucchini , halved 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 red pepper, julienned 1 yellow pepper, julienned 1 small onion, diced 1 cup mushrooms, sliced Kosher salt black pepper 1 tsp. garlic powder 1tsp. parsley 1 cup diced tomatoes 1 cup ricotta or farmer cheese 2 cups shredded cheddar mozzarella mix Cauliflower Pizza 2 lbs frozen cauliflower, defrosted 12 cup grated parmesan cheese optional 1 cup shredded lowfat mozzarella cheese 2 eggs 2 tsp. oregano 2tsp. basil 1 tsp. black

HalacHic Discussion by Rabbi Moshe Rotberg halachalakewoodshopper.com Halachos Pesach Hafrashas Challah A s Pesach approaches many of us will be heading to the matzo bakery to bake matzos or to be involved in the process on some level. One of the common questions which arise has to do with taking off Challah from the matzos. In this column we will try to outline what the issues are and how we try to deal with them. Do Matzo Bakeries take off Challah from their dough How do you combine dough

HalacHic Discussion by Rabbi Moshe Rotberg halachalakewoodshopper.com Halachos Pesach Hafrashas Challah he places the two containers close to each other that they are touching, or he spreads a covering over the two of them even if there is much more than the shiur challah in them. the container all of the matzos from that batch is exempt. This can become very problematic for the next batch the reason is if even of those straggler matzos which were not in the container now find their way into t

Business weeKly resTorinG The PriMACY oF Choshen MishPAT These articles are for learning purposes only and cannot be used for final halachic decision.Please contact our confidential hotline with your questions or comments at askbusinesshalacha.com STORY LINE BY RABBI MEIR ORLIAN replied Mr. Alter. Some weeks, especially in the winter, Im not able to come out. Id hand the responsibility over to someone else if I could get a pension or severance pay from the shul that would provide at least some

A tone of restrained joy in her voice, a woman recently called us to give a donation and ask Kollel Chatzos to daven for her sisters daughtera 32yearold who still had not found her bashert. The aunt admitted that the chief inspiration for her donation that day was her own older daughter who was finally seeing things moving after a donation to Kollel Chatzos the previous week. Now they were hoping that the prayers and Torah study of the outstanding scholars at Kollel Chatzos would complete the ye

kids story PJ Pepperjay and the Chumash Bee BY Y e h U D i s B AC K e n r oT h chapter 1 H ey, Shua, I whisper to my friend during Chumash class. Can I borrow your ruler on their usual spot sliding down my nose. I pick up the window screen and bring it inside. Back in the classroom, Rabbi Refberger announces that he wants share some important news with the class. A gentle breeze is coming in from the open window that doesnt have a screen. Boys, Rabbi Refberger announces, we have special ne

desk. The ruler lands right on the bees head, killing it. Black and yellow mush coats Shuas ruler. EWwwww cries Shua. Oops. Everybody cheers. Mendy slowly returns from the corner. Rabbi Refberger is nally able to speak. As I was saying, he says, Our class will be participating in a very special Chumush Everybody listens with interest. Bee. AAAHHHH screams Mendy and runs back into the corner. There is no way in the world that PJ Pepperjay can compete. Just last week, we got our report cards and

chapter 2 W hen I get home from school, Im still thinking about the Chumush Bee. I throw my briefcase on the hallway floor and go find my mother. Hi, Ma I call. One second, PJ This is an easy one. Everyone knows it Ummm, I cant remember. I guess 44 66 Or 88 I look up the answer in the answer booklet. 99. Oh right, I should have known that. I flip to the next page Question 34 Who sold the Mearas Hamachpala to Avraham Avinu I think hard. It was.... Lets see... Noach I look up the answer. Not e

To Eretz Yisroel, I finish his sentence. I know But Im not going to win Whaaaat Mendy says.Face it, Mendy, Im not smart enough Dont say that PJ, cmon Here answer question number one, Who were the Imahos Sara. Rochel. Leah. I sigh, I missed one but I cant remember. Mendys jaw drops, Rivka. You missed Rivka. Wow. You really dont know your stuff I walk away, my cheeks burning red. No, I dont know my stuff. I grab a basketball and start shooting hoops. The ball bouncing echos throughout the playgrou

A Night to Remember A Historical Fiction story by TG Broide Authors Note This story is a work of historical ction. Sir Moses Monte ore and his wife Lady Judith are real historical gures who lived in Victorian London. There is no documented evidence regarding how they conducted their Sedarim or whether they even employed Jewish servants. Therefore, this story is merely a vignette of a situation that could have happened but may not have. The other details in the story, including the distinct Coc

in the drawing room, and the corresponding bell would ring in the kitchens, and Abigail, the ladys personal maid, would bear the dinner up the stairs on a covered silver tray. It was the only proper way. ose of noble birth were never seen below stairs, just as servants stone oor. Fit for the queen herself and what with Lord Monte ore being a knight after all, knighted by Queen Victoria herself, Maggie was very privileged to be part of his household. It was not long after that slight taps sounde

Please, milady, Maggie cried, throwing herself down at the Ladys silken hemline, addressing her knees tearfully. Ill do beer nex time, I surely will. Don send me back ter th orphanage, please yer ladyship. Ill scrub beer Shh, child, Mrs. Blakely said, pulling Maggie back up to her feet. Stu and nonsense, what are you blathering about Maggie sni ed and blew her nose in her handkerchief. Please excuse the girls outburst, milady, Mrs. Quinn said, clapping her hands. Maggie, go to your room. Mrs. Bl

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Kidz Village Roosevelt Park Address Route 1, Edison Township Phone Weather hotline for rinks 7327453900 httpco.middlesex.nj.usparksrecreationroosevelt.asp Hours Dawn to Dusk Admission Free Details 217 acre county park with playing fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic tables, bike paths and walkways, a lake and memorial. Something for every member of the family Ice skating and roller skating rinks are available seasonally. MIDDLESEX COUNTY NJ httpwww.kidzvillage.com P

httpwww.rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu Hours 830 a.m. till dusk, yearround. Admission Free for selfguided tours may need to preregister. Guided tours are10 for adults, 8 for seniors and 5 for children Details For the nature lover, this picturesque garden with its stunning profusion of blooms is an oasis of paradise. Guided and selfguided tours available. The information in this guide is uptodate as of this printing. However, you may want to confirm hours and prices before travelling. T T he homas

NJ Legislative State House Address 125 w State St Trenton, NJ 08625 Morven Museum Garden Address 55 Stockton Street Princeton, New Jersey 08540 Phone 609 9248144 httpmorven.org Hours Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. 3 p.m., and Sunday 12 Noon 4 p.m. Tours are given on the hour, with the last tour beginning an hour before closing. Group tours of 10 or more available any day by advance reservation. Admission Adults 6.00, Seniors 60Students 5.00, Children 6 and under Free Details A Natio

Phone 609 3961776 during normal business hours or609 7773599 on weekends httpwww.barracks.org Hours Monday to Friday, 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours on the hour, last tour starts at 4pm Admission 8 Adults 6 Seniors 62 over, and students age 6 and above with ID. Free for kids 5 and under with families Details The Old Barracks serves as an educational center for Colonial and American history, and stands as the last remaining structure of its kind. The Old Barracks staff provides daily tours and in

T enement Museum MANHATTAN NY Address 103 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 Phone 2129828420 www.tenement.org Hours Visitor Center Museum Shop, Friday Wednesday 1000 am 630 pm Thursday 10 am 830 pm actual tours vary Admission Depending on the tour, beginning at around 25 for adults Details This museum, located in an actual tenement, is dedicated to interpreting and preserving the history of the immigrant experience on New York Citys Lower East Side. Various fascinating tour options are off

Central Park Address 14 E 60th St NYC, NY 10022 Phone 212 3106600 Zoo 2124396500 www.centralparknyc.org Hours 600 am until 100 am Zoo MonFriday 10AM5PM Sunday 10Am530PM Admission Free Zoo adults 12, child 7, senior 9 Details Extending from 59th to 110th streets between 5th and 8th avenues Central Park is one of the iconic sights of New York City.This huge park contains 21 playgrounds, countless trails, beautiful scenery, free guided tours, boating and a small zoo. Those last two are not free Bri

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Address 150 Eastern Parkway990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 New York T ransit Museum MTA.info Address Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone 718 6941600 www.mta.infomtamuseum Hours Sunday 11 to 5, Monday closed, Tuesday to Friday 10 to 4 Admission Adults 7, Children 217 5, Seniors 5. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Details The New York Transit Museum explores the development of the Metro greater New York Metropolitan region through the pre

Hours MonFri 10 to 430 last ticket sold 30 minutes before closing Admission Adults 8, Children 312 5, Seniors 6 ani Details This zoo is famous everywhere for the animals you cant see anywhere else, the fascinating exhibexhib its, and the handson activities for kids. See the dingo and the bail mynah, watch the animal lifestyle show, explore the discovery trail, and feed the farm animals, all in one place for one low price Brooklyn Museum Address 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn Phone 718 6385000 ww

pesacH feature Baking Matzos AN INTERVIEW WITH THE THE PROCESS OF LAKEWOOD MATZO BAKERY by M. Redmont Yes most of realize that the Matzo bakeries dont begin their work a month before Pesach but who could have known that their work is practically a year round event. THE WHEAT bakeries will advertise that they have Arizona flour. What is so special about that It is the fact that it grows in a very dry environment and the matzo as a result is dry as well. THE MIXING n the bakery there are a f

pesacH feature water and the dough will be hard to work with. Too much water and the matzo will be too wet. The Mashgichim therefore constantly monitor the water levels. Everything in the bakery is an exact science. they are usually finished with their doughs. On the rare occasion that they arent that dough gets thrown straight into the garbage. After rolling the dough they quickly get it to the man who will make the holes. This entire process is done in a speedy fashion so that there arent a

A P e s AC h M e s s AG e F r o M r A B B i YA A Ko V LU B A n Rabbi, Congregation O hr Torah, Edison, NJ How the or weeks before Pesach, we engage in a super effort to purge our homes of every trace of chometz. No cookie crumb, no pretzel, no particle of bread is too small to escape our attention. What drives this frenzied activity is the Rabbinic dictum, chometz ossur bimashehu, chometz is forbidden in miniscule amounts. To appreciate the full extent of this principle, consider the following

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pesacH feature Winemaking for the Ages A Virtual tour through the winemaking process at KEDEM WINERY, Bayonne Nj by M. Redmont T he lines were snaking around the store. Many customers were carefully examining the lettering on the bottles. Dark, light, dry, late harvest, chardonnay, the choices are endless. If its for daled kosos, the proprietor warns eyeing the bottle in the customers hand the alcohol content of that wine is likely much too high. He turns to another customer and asks are you

pesacH feature winemaking particularly the Muscat and the Chardonnay actually make for very good table grapes as well. In August they begin harvesting the grapes. Some are picked by hand while others are done by mechanical harvesters. Amazingly these machines can do quite an e ective job as well. Besides for those grapes which will be used for the late harvest, the majority of the grapes have usually been picked by October. is doesnt mean that their job is over then since there is yet quite a b

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community news TWO BROTHERS, ONE KIDNEY M ore than 200 community members gathered in Edisons Congregation Ohr Torah last month in support of Renewal, a lifesaving organization that facilitates kidney donations between those in dire need and those seeking to give. Weve been organizing these events in order to create awareness about the importance of kidney donation in the Jewish community. We hope it inspires others to follow these donors wonderful examples, Rabbi Josh Sturm of Renewal, organi

community news There is something which I must confessmany of you have been misled tonight I actually did not donate my kidney to a total stranger in fact Ephraim is a close relative of mine. Achainu bnei yisrael is not just an expression but rather a reality. some pain following the procedure. After a week and a half of reduced activity to regain his strength, and four weeks of not lifting anything heavier than 20 pounds, Meir was able to resume his regular schedule with no restrictions. Admit

community news Several years ago, after living in the United States for close to two decades, Ephraim reached out to Renewal and was placed on their growing list of transplant hopefuls. Meanwhile, on dialysis, Ephraim kept up his faith in Hashem, praying for a kidney and a miracle. When Meir Atkins kidney was tested as a match for Ephraim, Ephraim looked forward to receiving a new lease on life. I see Meir as an angel sent to me directly from Gd, says Ephraim, whose gratitude toward Meir, for n

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