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...

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 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...

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...

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology Opens New Office In Five Towns

On April 19, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, the largest private radiology practice on Long Island, opened its ninth location in Nassau County. The office is located at 625 Rockaway Turnpike in...

Editor’s Blog, June 25: Defending Joe Frager

Dr. Joe Frager, a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people. really does not need to be defended, not by us here nor by anyone else for that...

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...

My Journey

By Michele Herenstein My Fair Lady In September 1914, Irene Twersky was born. Over a century later, I interviewed her at her daughter’s house. She blew me away with her prodigious...

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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Passover Seder to Be Celebrated in Former Warsaw Ghetto

For the first time since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, some 100 Diaspora Jewish families will celebrate the Jewish festival of redemption in the heart...

19 Ways You Know It’s Passover in Israel

If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out “alter zachen” (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s part...

SAR to Stop Accepting Religious Exemptions For Vaccines

NEW YORK (JTA) — A prominent Modern Orthodox school in New York City will no longer accept religious exemptions to vaccination from its students. Salanter...

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