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Rabbis for Obama: Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Rabbi Brant Rosen, with
Ayatollah Bojnoordi from 2008 trip to Iran. Photo from Shalom Rav blog

Rabbis for Romney: Rabbi Yehudah Leib Ribiat (right) gives a Daf Yomi shiur to members of the Lakewood Kehila attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa

President Obama’s re-election campaign announced last month the launch of “Rabbis for Obama,” a group whose stated goal is to rally grassroots support for the President in the Jewish community. The announcement came amid reports that Jewish support for Barack Obama, while still strong, is dwindling when compared to his numbers in 2008; as well as some hard-hitting ads for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney targeting Jewish concerns, especially regarding support for Israel. [click to continue…]

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Occasional contributor Joel Mowbray (jdmowbra@erols.com) has filed a report on the Democratic primary contest this coming Tuesday in New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District. The contest pits two incumbent Democrats against each other.

June 2, 2012

Joel reports:

Because of redistricting, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D, NJ) is running for re-election this coming Tuesday against a fellow Democratic incumbent Congressman. Pascrell’s slogan: “100% New Jersey Fighter.”

Given his troubling associations with Muslim figures who have espoused fiery anti-Israel rhetoric and turned a blind eye to Hamas sympathizers, though, it’s hard to tell against whom he’s actually fighting. [click to continue…]

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Two days before Teaneck municipal elections, Councilwoman Barbara Toffler, who is running for re-election, was accused of going up to a private home in Teaneck and taking down campaign signs promoting two of her opponents, Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin, Teaneck’s first Muslim elected official whose close relationship with the Jewish community has been highlighted as an example of interfaith relations at its best, and Mark Schwartz, a member of the Teaneck Planning Board, president of Cong Shaare Tefillah, and treasurer of Yavneh Academy in Paramus, who is running for a first term as councilman. [click to continue…]

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Community Log Additions for June-July 2014

Here are the community events that did not make it into the print edition of the magazine. Click to read the most recent updates...

Jewish Voice and Opinion May 2014
Community Log Additions for May-June 2014

Here are the community events that did not make it into the print edition of the magazine. Click to read the most recent updates... All Things Revealed: "The Hidden Things: Twelve Stories of Love and Longing," for women, Yael Unterman,  includes Torah learning, readings, personal reflections, and dairy dessert reception, Cong Arzei Darom, Teaneck, 8pm, [...]

Local Special-Needs Jewish Hero Asks for the Community’s Votes in Online Contest

Zack Pollack, 20, is a member of the Passaic-Jewish community. A quadriplegic from birth as the result of cerebral palsy, he is nevertheless a popular motivational speaker who has inspired students in both Jewish and secular schools. Last month, Mr. Pollack was entered into the National Mobility Awareness Month Local Hero contest, a national online [...]

Jewish Voice and Opinion April 2014
Community Log Additions for April-May 2014

Here are the community events that did not make it into the print edition of the magazine. Click to read the most recent updates... Community-Wide Yom Ha’atzmaut Shacharit Minyan, Cong Beth Aaron, Teaneck, 6:15am, 201-862-1141 or 201-218-2777 Tefillah Chaggigit Shacharit, Cong Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob and David, West Orange, 6:20am, tammam@AVAYA.com “Positive Thinking: Three Reasons [...]

NCSY’s Chol Hamoed Trip to Six Flags Great Adventure on April 17 Will Support Ongoing Jewish Programming

Once again this Pesach vacation, National Council of Synagogue Youth (NCSY), the Orthodox Union’s consortium of trailblazing Jewish leadership and identity-building programs for Jewish teenagers, is inviting the greater Jewish community to participate in its annual Chol Hamoed trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. Scheduled for April 17, the event will feature [...]

Jewish Voice and Opinion March 2014
Community Log Additions for March-April 2014

Here are the community events that did not make it into the print edition of the magazine. Click to read the most recent updates... Bnai Jazz, Dave Scher, Steve Wien, Ray Butler, Josh Marcus, and Seth Chosak, at Tavlin Kosher Restaurant, Tenafly, 7pm-closing, 201-871-6060 Pre-Passover Wine-Tasting and Sale, Chabad, Basking Ridge, 7:30pm, 908-604-8844 Pre-Pesach Shiur: [...]

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