Judaism

April 2011

The report last month that a 166-year-old mikveh, dating from, at the latest, 1845, had been uncovered under the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue in Baltimore, had deep resonance for The Jewish Voice and Opinion’s observer, social critic, and demographic analyst Catriel Sugarman. Mr. Sugarman, who authors The Jewish Voice’s periodic “Catriel’s Notebook” feature, was the last bar mitzvah ever celebrated in the Lloyd Street Synagogue. [click to continue…]

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March 2011

Among the 23 charter schools approved by Governor Chris Christie to open this September is the Shalom Academy Charter School (SACS), a Hebrew immersion school that is intended to service children primarily from Englewood and Teaneck. [click to continue…]

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After several weeks of dissension, the issue of Ima’s kosher restaurant on Cedar Lane in Teaneck may finally be settling down. All it will take is a meeting between the rabbis of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County on one hand and the Brooklyn-based OK laboratories on the other. The meeting is scheduled for mid-December at the Englewood office of The Jewish Voice and Opinion.

At issue is who determines whether a restaurant is sufficiently kosher for the community to patronize it. Should it be the local non-profit vaad comprised of resident, often beloved rabbis in the community; or, rather, a large, well-known, and internationally respected kashruth agency. Who makes the decision whether the owner of the restaurant is sufficiently reliable? [click to continue…]

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