News From the Hills: This Year Is Different

  I know it’s been said over and over during the past few weeks, but this has been a Pesach we will never forget! Everyone on their own, making Pesach...

Editor: On the Front Lines

  They are medical professionals who always aspired to make a contribution to society and help others. Likely it was not only their profession but also their personal passion. If...

First Person: Ruminations on Coronavirus

By Yonina Wind I often say “if you have your health, you have it all” and that I keep a stocked house of dry and paper goods because “it doesn’t...

OHEL Continues to Spread a Wide Tent

OHEL’s “tent” has always remained open and available to the most vulnerable, providing an array of services for over 50 years. This “tent” has expanded like never before. With...

Jewish Observance an Issue in 3rd District Primary

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — An already unorthodox primary season is taking an even stranger turn in a race for a New York House seat. Rep. Thomas Suozzi, a centrist Democrat, is...

Celebrate Israel Parade Among NYC Events Canceled Through June

(JTA) — Among the many signs of summer that the coronavirus pandemic is silencing: the annual parade that draws tens of thousands of supporters of Israel to New York...

‘Enhanced’ Curbside Collection Offered for Five Towns Chametz

Sanitary District 1 will provide “enhanced curbside collection” Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9 from 7 a.m. to noon in order to dispose of residents' chametz. Superintendent George Pappas...

Nassau County Fire Departments Honor Coronavirus Heroes

April 7 at 7 p.m., all Nassau County Fire Departments will sound their sirens to thank first responders and healthcare workers. The Village of Cedarhurst urges: "When you hear...

Woodmere Police Break Up Group Behind West Broadway Shul

Woodmere police had to break up a "gathering" behind a storefront shul on West Broadway on Saturday afternoon, New 12 Long Island reported. The news station said they found people...

Woodmere FD Cancels Annual Biur Chametz Gathering

The annual chametz burning hosted by the Woodmere Fire Department will not be taking place this year because of coronavirus concerns. The department explained in a March 30 news release that the...
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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

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