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August 27, 2015 Published BiWeekly 12 Elul, 5775 Issue 13 JEWISH LINK By Anne Phyllis Pinzow Members of Congress still have about three weeks remaining, until September 17, to consider their votes

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TORAH MUSINGS Conversion Rebellion Israeli Religious Zionists Challenge Chief Rabbinate tions. Their decisions largely do not reflect the religious Recent news in sentiments of Religious ZiIsrael fai

NATIONALWORLD NEWS Congressman Eliot Engel Discusses Freedom of Religion in Kosovo by Tamar Weinberg Congressman Eliot Engel visited the Kosovo Foreign Ministry in late June to discuss freedom of rel

EDITORIAL Kavod, Above All This is the month of Elul. It is the time when we as Jews are preparing ourselves for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. In just a few weeks, well be standing in front of Hashem

OPED Does the Pending Deal with Iran Prevent Another 911 or Enable It By Leonard Grunstein It was not so long ago that Federal District Court Judge Daniels ruled Iran, including the Ayatollah Khomein

RESPONSA ReEvaluating Talmud Torah for Women By Rabbi Jeremy Wieder Editors Note Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, a Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS, responded to queries from a number of students and friends as to how he

RESPONSA Women and Talmud Study Toning Down the Rhetoric, Clarifying the Obscure By Avrohom Gordimer We have all read about the recent vibrant and often even nasty discussion of women studying Talmud

ANALYSIS New Circumstances Demand New Halachic Views A Response to Rabbi Mordechai Willig By Shira Hecht and Aaron Koller The recent piece Trampled Laws, originally published by Torahweb.org and repr

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WORLDNATIONAL NEWS Student Conference Imparts Fearlessness, Solidarity to Young ProIsrael Leaders By Sean SavageJNS.org On a hot midAugust day in Boston, when many of the citys tens of thousands of c

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COVER STORY NY and CT Leaders Divided on Iran Deal CONTINUED FROM P. 1 Among those polled, Congressman Jose E. Serrano, DNY15, senior party whip, has been the least vocal on the subject. He voted for

COMMUNITY NEWS Stop Iran Rally on September 1 Organizers Organize Protest at Senator Kirsten Gillibrands Office New York CityStop Iran Rally, the grassroots movement that brought 15,000 people to Tim

COMMUNITY NEWS Hezzy Jesin Appointed New Executive Director of The Riverdale Jewish Center By Bracha Schwartz As Director of Student Life at Yeshiva University, Hezzy Jesin combined his training in s

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COMMUNITY NEWS Abraham Sarahs Tent Shabbat, Family Style CONTINUED FROM P. 1 to share Shabbat dinner. The shul aptly termed The Bayit or home is an affectionate nickname thats stuck because of the w

COMMUNITY NEWS Alef Bet Summer Camp Concludes Inaugural Summer in New Building by Tamar Weinberg For two through fouryearold Westchester preschoolers at the Alef Bet Summer Camp in New Rochelle, an e

COMMUNITY NEWS Northeast Jewish Center Is Westchesters BestKept Secret CONTINUED FROM P. 1 away at age 104 the shul is also home to the Jewish War Veterans of Yonkers, the shul is active with regular

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LETTER FROM ISRAEL HEALTH The Smell of Cucumbers By Teddy Weinberger It takes something mighty big in order to get an American to uproot themselves from their native land and immigrate to a foreign

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SCHOOLS A Musical Erev Shabbos at Riverdale Y Summer Camp Westchester Summer Day What a Great Summer As another amazing summer of WSD comes to a close, the counselors reflected on a truly a memorabl

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