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Saturday, July 11, 2020

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Don’t Try It; Just Buy It

We have all become used to the many new rules and regulations that govern our daily lives. As soon as we acclimate to one thing, it usually gets changed by the next week. Nothing seems to stay the same for very long. For example, this Thursday, July 2, restaurants were going to be open for inside dining with reduced numbers of patrons. That

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Conversation With an iTunes Card Scammer

Last week, a member of the PassaicJews mailing list had their email account hacked. The attacker then sent a message to everyone in the person’s address book. For many people, their address book can easily have over 5,000 entries.

That single address entry to PassaicJews actually went to over 2,700

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Ringwood’s Norvin Green State Forest Offers Great Hiking

The northern section of Norvin Green State Forest is little used, yet it offers some great hiking. This 4.7-mile hike, which passes several panoramic overlooks and follows the yellow-blazed Manaticut Point Loop, which is accessed via the Manaticut Point Spur Trail. The hike should take about three-and-a half

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Can I Leave My Parents and Move to Israel?

Dear Dr. Chani,

The many shifts in current events over the past year have really left me feeling unsettled. The economy seems unstable and the political situation is nerve-racking to me as well. I have always toyed with the idea of making aliyah, but I have never been ready before. Now I feel a sense of

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Reflections on Sheltering in Place—I’m Back!

I’m back—back at work in homes where clients’ feel comfortable having me present with mask, gloves and proper social distancing. I’m back to being excited about my day knowing that I am making positive changes in my clients’ lives. I’m back to juggling my calendar and prioritizing my time.

I

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‘I’m a Dreamer, but I’m Not the Only One’

A few days ago, in an historic move, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Better known as “DACA,” the program was introduced under the Obama administration in 2012 to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants who arrived

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Schmaltzy Schmaltz

What is the difference between schmaltz and schmaltzy?

For starters, while a mensch is, by definition, menschy, schmaltz is not necessarily schmaltzy. This is because the term “schmaltz” refers to chicken fat whereas “schmaltzy” has a different meaning. Yet the two terms, like chicken fat, have

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Beginner Teenagehood

Mazel tov! It’s a teenager!

If you’re rolling your eyes at that line, you’re probably the parent of a teenager. Or you’re a teenager. If you are one, this is not the article for you.

This article is actually tips for parents of teenagers, because, as any

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Corona or Not, Israel’s Aquarium Fish Still Need to Be Fed

Jerusalem is blessed with many wonders – the Old City, a golden skyline, rolling hills and perfect summer weather. Unfortunately, it has not been blessed with a sea, meaning that diving aficionados in the area must go all the way down to Eilat to catch a glimpse of remarkable underwater life.

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Submit your mazal tov to editor@jewishlinknj.com

Submit your mazal tov to editor@jewishlinknj.com

by Tuesday at 1 p.m. for inclusion in that week's issue.

$45: Small box, $95: Large box with photo.

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Wedding

Mazal tov to former Jewish Link intern Mairav Linzer and Josh Kaufman on their recent marriage!


 

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Revolution in the Heart

One man, beleaguered and weakened by illness, reaches deep into the hearts of millions of Jews with soul-wrenching words that inspire repentance and kindness * The wondrous phenomenon of one Grand Rabbi and spiritual leader who, beginning in his youth, built a congregation that now spans countries

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