Gural JCC Holds Ribbon Cutting For New Sustenance Center

On March 18, Senator Todd Kaminsky attended the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC ribbon cutting at its new Sustenance Center in Cedarhurst. This new social services hub will house the...

Aleh Transforms Jerusalem Marathon Into Celebration Of Disability Inclusion

On Friday, March 9, ALEH, Israel’s foremost network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, transformed the 8th annual Jerusalem Marathon into a celebration of disability inclusion and...

Why is Shmurah Matzah So Expensive?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman   The prices range from some $13 per pound to upwards of $28 per pound. The not insignificant range in price for handmade matzah invites the question:...

The Great Far Rockaway/Five Towns Flower Pot Heist – A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman THE CASE A few years ago, a number of thefts happened over a period of a few days and across Far Rockaway and the Five Towns. ...

Touro Graduate School of Social Work Honors Class of 2018

Touro College Graduate School of Social Work honored the 120 members of the Class of 2018 with an awards celebration at the 92nd Street Y, bringing together the graduates,...

Woodmere Golf Course Zoning Proposed At Public Hearing

By Mario Alex Joseph and Peter Stein 5TCA Co-Presidents On April 24, 2018, two of our elected officials, Councilmen D’Esposito and Blakeman, proposed a resolution to change the current zoning of...

Fire At Mike’s Burgers

By 5TJT Staff A fire started early Wednesday morning at Mike’s Burgers, a popular restaurant on Central Avenue in Cedarhurst, resulting in fire, smoke, and water damage. According to Chief...

Rabbi Eli Biegeleisen Installed as Rabbi of the Lido Beach Synagogue

Rabbi Eli Biegeleisen was installed as the spiritual leader and Mara D’atra of the Lido Beach Synagogue, Congregation Etz Chaim, located at 1 Fairway Road in Lido Beach, N.Y.,...

Halachic Musings: Shidduchim Rooms at Weddings?

  Some weddings have bars. Some weddings have a mitzvah tantze. And some weddings have shidduchim Rooms. At least the Genack/Wilheim wedding did. Last Tuesday, at the Hilton Westchester Hotel (formerly...

In the Bagel Store: Numb and Silent

In one way it is now all over, but in another sense it is all just beginning. We are at one of those key junctures on our calendar that...

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Israeli Startup Raises $11.5M to Improve Drone Precision Agriculture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRHy7js3sTA&feature=youtu.be Israeli startup SeeTree, which utilizes drones and artificial intelligence to enable precision agriculture for orchards, announced on Thursday that it has raised another $11.5...

Terrorist Attacks in Israel Decrease Sharply

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The number of terrorist attacks against Israelis dropped by 75 percent last month over November, but it was also the...

YAFFED’s Yeshiva Oversight Suit Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Rockland County-based education advocacy group challenging the constitutionality of a newly amended state law that...

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