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. ...

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:...

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...

Touro Graduate School of Social Work Honors Class of 2018

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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.,...

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...

Everyone Can Shine: Embracing Inclusion, Kindness, And Dignity Of The Human Spirit

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Stacy Mayer is on a mission. Passionate about her cause, the personable mother of five, an attorney, and active member of our community is dedicating her...

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...

From the Editor: Stay With Tradition, Vote Edelman

  Next week, the quaint, upscale, and internationally renowned Village of Lawrence will for the first time feature a competitive election for mayor between two like-minded Orthodox Jewish residents of...

A Lifetime Of Giving: The Legacy Of Mendy Klein, a’h

  By Zvi Gluck As founder and director of Amudim, I deal with heartbreak on a daily basis and, sadly, I am no stranger to death. But despite having spent 18...

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