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:...

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...

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,...

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. ...

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.,...

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...

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...

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...

What Rabbi Weinberger Really Wants

By Ben Yissachar Dov The chareidi intelligentsia’s attention has been riveted, in recent weeks, to an ongoing debate between Woodmere’s Rabbi Moshe Weinberger and his chevrah of “neo-Chassidim” versus “old-guard”...
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