Teaneck Shul Taking Steps To Rein In Rabbi Pruzansky

Board to vet controversial spiritual leader’s blog.


The board of directors of Rabbi Steven Pruzansky’s Teaneck synagogue is taking steps to oversee the rabbi’s controversial blog and tighten shul security.

Rabbis Condemn N.J. Rabbi Steven Pruzansky’s Anti-Arab Rhetoric


A growing chorus of Orthodox leaders are speaking out against the anti-Arab rhetoric of a prominent New Jersey rabbi, Steven Pruzansky of Teaneck.

On Friday The Rabbi Called For War On Arabs

But Rabbi Steven Pruzansky’s extreme views cause little response at his Teaneck synagogue.


If Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Teaneck, N.J., had his way, Arab rioters and stone throwers would be shot with live ammunition. Arabs would be barred from the Temple Mount for six months. Any village from which two or more terrorists originated would be razed and its residents deported. Arab terrorists would be executed, their bodies cremated and buried with dead pigs, their families deported and their homes destroyed or given to Jews.

N.J. Rabbi: Arabs In Israel ‘Must Be Vanquished’


The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog post that calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israelis and Palestinians until they realize “they have no future in the land of Israel.”

Sandy-inspired Acts Of Kindness

Storm generates good works in shelters, homes and synagogues
Staff Writer

Larry Krule, a resident of Teaneck, sponsors frequent programs at his home as founder of the Davar Institute, a 12-year-old Modern Orthodox group that invites prominent scholars to speak about Jewish art, culture and philosophy.

Last weekend the Institute served another purpose – the spark for a collection of clothing and other items to be distributed to people who had lost their possessions in the floods of Hurricane Sandy.

Red Hook, hammered by Sandy, received help from a Reform rabbinical student. Via Flickr

Pascrell Defeats Shmuley Boteach In Northern NJ Race

Assistant Managing Editor

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach won't be giving up his writing career for a stint on Capitol Hill.

Incumbent Democrat Rep. Bill Pascrell was projected the winner in New Jersey's 9th Congressional District Tuesday night with 77 percent of the vote with just 26 percent of the vote counted, according to North Jersey.com as of 10 p.m.

"I bow to the majesty of the democratic process," Rabbi Boteach told The Jewish Week in a telephone interview shortly after his concession speech. "Bill Pascrell is my congressman."

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: "The journey has been a tremendous one."

Teaneck Charter Sparking Fresh Debate

Opening salvos issued for and against Bergen County school; Washington Heights next for Hebrew-language school?
Associate Editor

By September 2012, there may well be a Hebrew charter school at each end of the George Washington Bridge.

Classroom at Brooklyn’s Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, which Washington Heights school is using as a model.
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