The hundreds of Yeshiva University and Stern College students who took up epee, foil and saber during Arthur Tauber's quarter-century as fencing coach talk about how he would make time for his young athletes. After practice, on bus rides, often late at night he would counsel the students, serving as a sounding board or surrogate parent.
This month many of Tauber's onetime fencers will make time for him.
In a New Jersey synagogue last Shabbat, a rabbi urged his congregants to attend a local fund-raising event for Rep. Tom DeLay, conservative Republican and House majority whip.
In a Riverdale shul, a rabbi lauded the efforts of City Councilman Oliver Koppell, who introduced a bill to brand the Palestinian Authority a terrorist organization.
What a difference a "k" makes.
Gary Mokotoff, a Jewish genealogist by vocation and avocation, had over the last 22 years created a family tree spanning seven generations and 1,000 names. He had traced the history of relatives, knew where many of them lived and what kind of lives they lived. But there were some gaps in his personal roots research: like details about the arrival at Ellis Island of his great-grandparents from Poland on the eve of World War I.
The publisher wanted a suggestion for the cover of a forthcoming book with a religious theme. The publisher turned to the book's author, Rabbi Dennis Shulman.
Think of Rodin's "Hand of God," said Rabbi Shulman.
iUniverse, the publisher, liked the suggestion.
Just what Wall Street trader Jonathan Katz always wanted: a slice of the action.
Katz, who deals with hedge funds on weekdays, will handle pastrami and turkey on weekends this NFL season as a partner in Kosher Sports Inc., which will operate a pair of kosher food carts in Giants Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J., during Giants and Jets game. The teams' home season starts Sunday, Sept. 7, with the Giants hosting the St. Louis Rams.
The next stop for a New Jersey town's legal battle against an eruv erected by a group of Orthodox residents may be the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Tenafly Borough Council voted 5-1 last week to petition the high court to hear its case against the Tenafly Eruv Association, two months after the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to rehear the case.
Public protests and behind-the-scenes diplomacy have kept Libyan leader Moammar Kaddafi out of New Jersey. Following weeks of opposition to Kaddafi’s plan to stay in a Bedouin tent on the grounds of an Englewood estate during his appearance at the UN General Assembly in September, Rep. Steve Rothman (D-NJ) said last week that he was assured by a Libyan “representative” that Kaddafi will stay in a Manhattan hotel instead.
Unlike most middle-class 16-year-olds, Annie Rose London of Hoboken, N.J., feels comfortable in homeless shelters. She has volunteered at several, and at soup kitchens in the New York area, for a few years.
And unlike most American Jewish teens, London, an active member of the Habonim Dror Zionist organization, feels comfortable with Muslims. She has many Muslim friends at High-Tech High School in North Bergen, where she is a junior.