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...

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”...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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:...

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...

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. ...
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