Woodmere Club Developers Detail Their Plan

You didn’t think that the Five Towns would remain the same size forever, did you? Sooner or later something had to give, and that is precisely what is happening...

YCQ to Reopen Thursday Following Measles Scare

By Marcy Behrmann Farrell The New York City Department of Health has rescinded its closure order for Yeshiva of Central Queens. The yeshiva will be allowed to open Thursday morning. "We’re...

Six Coronavirus Positives Confirmed in Five Towns

By Marcy Farrell More than 90 coronavirus cases have been reported in Nassau County and there are at least six confirmed cases in the Five Towns, according to an email...

Passing of Moshe Hirsch, A”H

With profound sorrow, we regret to inform the community of the passing of Moshe Hirsch A”H, beloved husband of Malkie (Gordon) Hirsch and father of Dovid, Nisson, Yosef, Gavriel...

Local Women Interested in Starting All-Female EMT Squad

Many people have seen the movie 93Queen, or have heard about the remarkable story of the Honorable Ruchie Freier who defied the odds to become the first Chassidic female...

‘The Empty Wagon’: A Review Of R’ Yaakov Shapiro’s Attack on Zionism

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro’s "The Empty Wagon" is one of the most controversial books to hit the Orthodox world in decades. Its 1,373 pages deal with the...

8 Five Towns Shuls Closed Until Further Notice

Dear Friends, Many rabbis in our community spent several hours last night considering the question of our shuls remaining open during this tumultuous time. We were aided by expert doctors...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Shidduch Fraud

Why is it that in these somewhat advanced and contemporary times we  allow the idea of seeking matrimonial matches for our children — shidduchim — to be equated with...

Community Mourns Philanthropist Harvey Kaylie

  By Michele Justic From Mini-Circuits to monumental projects, Harvey Kaylie left an indelible mark on the Jewish community as well as the community at large. How fitting that his name...

Philanthropist Eugen Gluck Dies at Age 92

Philanthropist and businessman Eugen Gluck passed away last night in New York. He was 92 years old. Born in Romania, Gluck came to the United States after having survived the Holocaust,...
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