The Deal Community: From Past To Present July 2016

When people think of Deal, NJ,  among the first things that come to mind are summer, the beach, bike riding, or a Sunday evening barbeque with friends and family. But for the many families living in Deal and its surrounding cities year-round, the word “Deal” takes on a whole different meaning. This month, we take Read More »

By Leon Sakkal

The Phones – They Are A-changin’ July 2016

Did you know that the average person looks at their phone 150 times a day? Whether it’s to make a phone call, check their e-mails, or send a text, we are always somehow connected. But, this wasn’t always the case... A Brief History of the Cell Phone The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was the first portable Read More »

By Marjorie Sasson

The First Rabbi On The Moon July 2016

On a clear night when the full moon shines, one can look up and make out the dark patches – called mare or “seas” by the first observers who thought that the dim smooth areas were water. With binoculars or a small telescope, the craters can be seen. They are named for scientists and mathematicians Read More »

By Baruch Sterman

Are Robot Maids Coming To A Home Near You? July 2016

It might sound like a sci-fi story, but the idea of a “robot maid” isn’t so far off in the future. Believe it or not, the more artificial intelligence advances, and the more reliant we’ve become on computerized machinery, it’s only a natural step that a robot maid takes control of household chores. There are Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Joseph Shamie Inducted Into The Brooklyn Jewish Hall Of Fame July 2016

Joseph Shamie, CEO and President of Delta Children’s Products and a member of Brooklyn’s Sephardic community who has earned wide acclaim for his legendary activism, philanthropy and community involvement, was recently inducted into the first annual Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame. The Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative (BJHI) honored 10 inductees, including proud Brooklynite, US Senator Chuck Read More »

To Your Health July 2016

Using 3D Technology to Regenerate Complex Nerves As 3D printing gains pace in the medical field, a nationalteam of researchers has announced the development a groundbreaking 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. Nerve regeneration is a complex process, and so regrowth of nerves and regaining Read More »

Life In The Big City July 2016

Eric Adams Announces $13 Million Investment in Brooklyn Schools On October 8th, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced the investment of over $13 million in 70 schools throughout Brooklyn, focusing on STEM education and technology initiatives. This money is allocated from his Fiscal Year 2016 funds, and represents the largest apportionment of the Borough Read More »

Olam Haba – The Afterlife July 2016

1                What happens to a human being’s soul after he passes on from this world? Every Jew first goes to Olam Haneshamot(World of the Souls; see answer 3) to receive his reward and/or punishment for the deeds performed in this world. Afterward, if he is deemed worthy, his soul is reunited with his body Read More »

By Rabbi Daniel D. Levy

Sage Advice July 2016

Dear Rabbi, I am a committee member of a small synagogue in the community. Finances are a bit tight, and so we were thinking of running a Casino Night fundraising event to help support the synagogue.  When word of this idea got out, I received a handful of angry calls from members of the congregation. Read More »

Ask Sito July 2016

Dear Sito, My son’s bar-mitzvah is coming up, and I was thinking of including a note on the invitation stating that, “No phones or electronic devices allowed during the services.” I have witnessed people occupied with their phones and electronic devises during weddings, berit milahs, and even funerals. I think this is so rude and Read More »

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