‘Camp Zoomer’ Is Alternative Option for Camp This Summer

  By Moshe Spern These past few months have been completely unpredictable. Our professional and family lives have been tested in unprecedented ways. Schools, shuls, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other social...

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...

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, 5TJT.com 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...

News From the Hills: Trying to Get Out

  Is it just me, or do any of my readers also feel that getting out of the house is a whole procedure? I try to limit my ventures out...

News From the Hills: Coronavirus’ Impact

  Chayim Herskowitz contributed to this week’s column in memory of his grandfather, Pesach ben Yaakov Kapul (Mr. Paul Feldman). Sam Horowitz contributed to this week’s column in memory of...

Kosher Meals Available at Far Rockaway Public Schools

  The Department of Education has expanded its food program with free kosher meals, available to any New Yorker, at its participating sites in Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island during...

Federation Video Provides Global Link to Israel’s 72nd Birthday

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Actors Shira Haas, Ben Platt and Josh Malina were among the stars who joined a virtual ceremony on Wednesday celebrating Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. The hourlong ceremony,...

The Way It Is: Week Five (or More)

  This is Week Five of staying alone in my house. Actually, it might be week six. Or perhaps it’s only week four. To put it bluntly, I am confused...

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,...
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Opinion: Right Now, Overnight Camps Are a Bad Idea

DENVER (JTA) — In the summer of 1999, we slept head to head in top bunks at Camp Ramah in Canada. We also shared...

Regev to Yediot: Gantz Isn’t Ready to Be Prime Minister

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz walked out of a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu after learning that a close Likud Party...

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...

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