New Jersey

A Jersey Journey Both Timeless And Stylish

09/21/2016 - 11:58
Travel Writer

Note: This is the first of two articles on driving destinations in New Jersey. Next issue: Atlantic City.

It was just past Labor Day, but the scenery screamed summer along Route 29 in the Delaware Valley. Leaving I-95 behind just north of Philadelphia, my husband, Oggi, and I drove north through a landscape of timeless Americana: rolling green meadows punctuated with prim white farmhouses, thick maple forests that canopied the sun-dappled road, the occasional bright-red barn.

A repurposed train depot, Lambertville Station is now a historic inn and restaurant. Hillary Danailova/NJJN

2 Stolen Torahs Valued At $30,000 Returned To NJ Synagogue

08/31/2016 - 12:27

(JTA) — Two Torahs valued at $30,000 that had been stolen with some $50,000 of silver religious pieces were returned to a New Jersey synagogue.

Two Torahs & other religious paraphernalia valued at $80,000 were stolen from Congregation B’nai Jacob in Jersey City, N.J. JTA

Christie Signs NJ Bill Prohibiting State’s Investment In Pro-BDS Companies

08/17/2016 - 10:24

NEW YORK (JTA) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill prohibiting the state’s pension and annuity funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie, at a State House ceremony in Trenton, signing a bill that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses. JTA

N.J. Man Sentenced To Prison For Carving Swastika In Neighbors’ Lawn

08/23/2015 - 20:00

A New Jersey man was sentenced to 15 months in prison for carving a swastika into the lawn of his neighbors’ home.

"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.

05/05/2015 - 20:00
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

How Ellie Met Yonatan

06/02/2014 - 20:00
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

02/26/2014 - 19:00

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.
10/15/2013 - 20:00
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

10/08/2013 - 20:00

(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.

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