Sivan 6, 5780, 05/29/2020

Rockland School District Ordered to Change Election Rules

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A federal judge has ordered the East Ramapo Central School District to change the way it elects its school board, saying it...

Malkie Hirsch: Righting By Writing

I get most of my writing ideas and inspiration on Shabbos. It’s the only time I’m without the distraction of mindless entertainment, my phone...

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Heard in the Bagel Store: New Old Habits

In everything there is a silver lining, though it sometimes takes a long time to emerge. So let’s be pleased with the little things—and...

We’ll Daven For You

  Welcome back to our tutorial, which we began last week, on how to start your own shul for real once all this is over....

From the Editor: Your Vote Is Vital

The budget this year is about $103 million, and if you live in the majority of the Five Towns, how that money is spent...

Malkie Hirsch: Righting By Writing

I get most of my writing ideas and inspiration on Shabbos. It’s the only time I’m without the distraction of mindless entertainment, my phone...

From the Editor: Retail Power to the People

One owns a jewelry store in Boro Park and the other owns a clothing store in Cedarhurst. They are closed, but they have more...

Dating Forum: Seeking Young and Gorgeous

  Question I am a gentleman nearing retirement, and I’ve been looking to remarry for a few years now. I am not ashamed to say that...

Why Mevo Modi’im Is Right for You

By Benjamin Eckman Mevo Modi’im (מְבוֹא מוֹדִיעִים) is centrally located in the heart of Israel. It is 30 minutes from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, 5...

Jewish Institutions Must Include Communications in Their Strategy

By Stan Steinreich COVID-19 has greatly impacted every facet of our community and life — whether it’s a loved one who is or was ill...

News From the Hills: Minyan Again!

With gratitude to HaKadosh Baruch Hu, shuls are opening and minyanim are starting again! On Wednesday, Governor Cuomo announced that as of Thursday, May...

Mindbiz: Missing a Sibling Connection

Dear Esther, I grew up feeling like an only child. I have a brother who is nine years younger than me, but because we have...

Real Estate in the Twilight Zone

Living these last few months in the Twilight Zone of COVID-19 has been a real adventure, a surreal experience that most of us would...

Letters to the Editor: Spreading Foggy Facts

Dear Editor, I read the front-page opinion article by Dr. Gila Jedwab (“Fighting the Fog,” May 15) with a mixture of disappointment and concern. I...

Wanted: Jobs And Money

It was not the economy nor was it anything you did that warranted these seismic shifts and changes. This is an unprecedented event in...

Malkie Hirsch: His Father in Heaven

I’ve been taking a mild sleep aid every Friday night for years. For me, it was an insurance policy for well-needed sleep, because although...

Dating Forum: Can I Stop My Girlfriend From Being Jealous?

  Question I am dating this gal who always thinks that I am cheating on her. I am getting sick and tired of having to defend...

Yochanan Gordon: Fulfillment of a Promise

  The events of the past three months have knocked the wind out of us all. While the dangers still lurk on some level, and...

Schmutter: Start-a-Shul

So you want to start a shul, but for real this time? There are a lot of good reasons for wanting to start your...

Mindbiz: Mom Too Worried About My Safety

  Dear Esther, My mother’s super-paranoid; she has always been overprotective and anxious ever since my father passed away. When I was younger I wasn’t even...

Letters to the Editor: Sitting Shivah During COVID-19 Outbreak

Dear Editor, I am writing this piece just after sitting shivah for my beloved father Ira Beer, Yitzchok Dov ben Tzvi Mendel. I was sitting...

Letters to the Editor: Minyanim During Coronavirus

  Dear Editor, This past erev Shabbat, 56 roshei yeshiva and rabbanim of Far Rockaway and the Five Towns issued a statement that public minyanim should...

Letters to the Editor: Ron Jager and Respect for Gedolim

Respect For Gedolim Dear Editor, I sent this in response to Mr. Jager’s most recent column (“Coronavirus and the Mitzvah Bucket List,” May 8). Thought you...

My Journey: Quarantine Questions

  I’ve had a lot of time to think over the last eight weeks of quarantining. I’ve had many philosophical discussions in my head, and...

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U.S. Ambassador Helps Make Cheesecakes for Israelis Ahead of Shavuot

JNS.org – U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and his family joined a special online broadcast on Tuesday from Pantry Packers in Jerusalem to...

Emergency Food Headed to Boro Park, Williamsburg for Shavuos

As many businesses remain closed and families still struggle with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Met Council, Council Member Stephen Levin, and the...

Right View: My Mother’s Recipes for Shavuot

  I have shared my mother’s story in previous columns in these pages, and you may have read more about her in my book Recipes...

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