New Jersey

"Pharaoh" Brings Good News to Egyptian Jew

American Pharoah, the thoroughbred horse owned by Egyptian born, Ahmed Zayat, won the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

05/06/2015
Staff Writer

More than three decades after he made his own exodus from Egypt, one Jewish man had a good experience with a Pharaoh last week.

Ahmed Zayat celebrates after winning the 141st Kentucky Derby on American Pharaoh on May 2. Via timesunion.com

How Ellie Met Yonatan

06/03/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Ellie Schneiderman remembers how her boss, Stuart Levy, told her about the trip. He said: “I have some news for you. A part of it you’ll love – we want you to lead a Birthright trip; and a part, you’ll hate – your co-leader will be Yonatan Hochman.” Stuart knew how Ellie felt about Yonatan.

Yonatan got a second chance with Ellie. Courtesy of Yonatan and Ellie Hochman

Jersey Rabbi Drew Ire Of Traffic-Jamming Christie Pals, Documents Show

02/27/2014

Rabbi Mendel Carlebach, a Chabad rabbi and chaplain for the Port Authority Police Department, has been unwittingly dragged into the so-called "bridge-gate" political scandal embroiling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration.

Accused Kidnap Rabbi Known For ‘Wild West’ Rules

Man at heart of FBI sting operation is well known in the torrid world of non-amicable Orthodox divorce.

10/16/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Nearly any Orthodox woman who has struggled with the process of obtaining a halachic divorce from an uncooperative or vindictive husband in the New York area has heard the name Mendel Epstein.

Rabbi Mendel Epstein

Christie Pushes School Choice, Vouchers At OU Breakfast

10/09/2013

(JTA) --  Orthodox voters should pressure candidates for the state Legislature and national office on the "foundational issue" of school choice in the run-up to the November elections, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at an Orthodox Union breakfast in Teaneck Sunday

Education was the primary focus of the legislative breakfast, which drew a crowd of 600 and lasted for two hours at Congregation Keter Torah.

Lautenberg, 89, To Retire From Senate

 Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said he will not run again for the U.S. Senate.

In House Races, Jewish Democrats Fare Better Than Republicans

11/07/2012

Jewish Democrats seeking congressional seats fared better in Tuesday’s election than Jewish Republicans.

In New York’s 1st District in Suffolk County, incumbent Democrat Rep. Tim Bishop warded off a second challenge by Randy Altschuler, who would have been a second Jewish Republican in Congress. While their 2010 match was so close the results weren’t determined for weeks, Altschuler conceded just after midnight Wednesday, with the vote count at 52 percent to 48 percent, according to Newsday.

Randy Altschuler, a Republican, failed in his second bid to unseat Rep. Tim Bishop in Suffolk's 1st District.

Rebecca Missel, Bringing together New Jersey Jews without a community.

Editorial Intern/ARTS INTERN
05/22/2012

Rebecca Missel, 32

Twitter: @JerseyTribe
www.jerseytribe.org

Rebecca Missel grew up mostly in Mesa, Ariz., a predominantly Mormon city with few Jews. But when she moved to Morristown, N.J., she was surprised to find she felt a more acute lack of connection with her community.

Rebecca Missel

Boteach’s Kosher Candidacy

Celebrity rabbi vows to bring Jewish values to Congress.

03/27/2012
Associate Editor

The faith-based campaign that has become so frequent in Republican races across the country is echoed locally with the Bergen County GOP endorsement of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for Congress in northern New Jersey. The Chabad-trained rabbi says he’s running as a Republican because he believes in smaller government, but adds that his politics are driven by his Judaism — and there’s nothing small about that.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s.

Arrest Made In N.J. Synagogue Attacks

01/24/2012

A 19-year-old man was arrested in attacks on two northern New Jersey synagogues.

Anthony M. Graziano of Lodi, N.J., was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the Jan. 11 firebomb attack on a synagogue and residence in neighboring Rutherford and the Jan. 3 arson attack on a synagogue in Paramus, the Record newspaper reported. Bail was set at $5 million.

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