Cuomo: Long Island Will Open Tomorrow

Long Island will enter Phase I of COVID-19 opening on Wednesday, Cuomo said, as he announced New York's lowest daily virus death toll (73) since the pandemic hit the...

Nassau County to Celebrate Memorial Day on Monday

Car Parade Will Mark Memorial Day in Nassau County Nassau County will host a Memorial Day car parade to honor those who selflessly sacrificed their lives while fighting for our...

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 the history of the world....

News From the Hills: Zooming Along

I hear about people who are going out of their minds from being at home for so long. I understand that having children at home full time while parents...

Halachic Musings: COVID-19 and Safek Pikuach Nefesh

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It looks like the government is headed toward a legal reopening of shuls, camps, schools, businesses, etc., regardless of the actual safety of doing so. This...

Keep Calm and ‘Kara Na’

By Tammy Mark Keep calm and “Kara Na” — that’s both the motto and the advice of Michal Weinstein, local business owner and Internet influencer. While Weinstein typically spends her...

Community Split Over Guidelines for Outdoor Minyanim

By Marcy Farrell Editor, Guidelines for opening synagogues that were issued late last week by the Orthodox Union and Agudath Israel seem to indicate that Orthodox synagogues will soon open their doors...

Woodmere Leads Nassau County in Number of COVID-19 Cases

The Five Towns has more than 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with Woodmere showing the highest number of cases in Nassau County, according to updates from the county.   As of...

5T Rabbis Reiterate Opposition to Minyanim During Crisis

Lichvod the Wonderful Members of our Far Rockaway and Five Towns Community שיחיו :   We sincerely hope that this letter finds you all managing well under the current difficult circumstances,...

‘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...
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