Remembering Rabbi Dr. Ephraim Wolf, zt’l, on His 15th Yahrzeit

    By Dr. Paul E. Brody This 13th of Adar (Ta’anis Esther, erev Purim), marks the 15th yahrzeit of our dear Rabbi Dr. Ephraim R. Wolf, Rav Ephraim Reuven ben Nachum...

Bill de Blasio Campaigning in Yiddish to Save Presidential Bid

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is marshaling his supporters in the Hasidic community to solicit donations in Yiddish for his presidential campaign. Leaders in...

Reflections on Graduating Eighth Grade

By Miriam Abittan, Eighth Grade Shulamith School for Girls Everyone’s talking about the big day, the day when we will move on to a different part of our lives. As we...

The A-Team: Achiezer And Assemblywoman Amato

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato joined forces with the Achiezer Staff this past week to work together on several important community projects. Assemblywoman Amato has proven to be a real...

Cedarhurst Central Avenue Road Restoration Project Begins

Anyone who drives through the Cedarhurst Business District on a regular basis will probably be happy to learn that the first phase of “Paving the Way to Better Driving”...

Peninsula Public Library Withdraws From Lawrence Land Deal

In a letter to residents of the Lawrence School District last week, the Peninsula Public Library Board of Trustees announced that it could not continue its contract with the Village...

Children With Disabilities Are Told: “Pack Your Bags!”

Like clockwork, the buses turn down the narrow street, their steel frames glinting in the sunlight. At the corner, a man in a short beard, radio clipped to his...

Marvelous Mitzvot On Display at HAFTR Mitzvah Fair

  The eighth graders at HAFTR Middle School recently participated in the school’s annual mitzvah fair. Students researched many different mitzvot including tzizit, tefillin, challah baking, tevilat keilim, and Jewish...

Losing The Love Of My Life To A Silent Invader

By Laura Deckelman My friend and I went for skin checks and our follow-up biopsies came out negative. What a relief! Yet I have a certain “survivor’s guilt” because I...

A New Shul: Cong Yismach Moshe

By Larry Gordon Rabbi Heshy Blumstein is a dynamic rabbinical leader and personality who understands the inner workings of a community and what its needs are. Over the last 18...
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NY’s New Education Regulations Are Vital for Hasidic Children

By MIRIAM MOSTER NEW YORK (JTA) — On our first date nearly nine years ago, my (now) husband resolved to improve Hasidic education. He had grown up...

KKL-JNF, Terror Victims File Lawsuit Against U.S. Charity

JNS.org – The Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund and American victims of terror have filed an unprecedented lawsuit in Washington, D.C., targeting a U.S....

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(JTA) — The Faroe Islands will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Faroese Foreign Minister Jenis av Rana told the Danish-language newspaper Politiken on Thursday that...

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