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Our Common Language שפה משותפת

By Gavriel Aryeh Sanders Three R’s For Hebrew Learning The “three R’s” refers to the most fundamental skills to be acquired in a basic education: Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic. For...

Yam HaTorah’s Melaveh Malkah/Open House

On Motzaei Shabbos, December 9, Yam HaTorah held its Melaveh Malkah/Open House. The event mixed present parents and students from Yam HaTorah with potential future parents and students. On a...

From The Mail Box: Blind Leading the Blind

I am writing in regards to the featured picture of your last newspaper issue. It shows the “Munkaczer Rebbe” inspecting an esrog with a magnifying glass. Simply put, this activity...

The Rebbe’s Love for Every Jew

By Rabbi Pesach Schmerling Director, Chabad Lubavitch of Far Rockaway This Shabbos, the third of Tammuz, marks the 24th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt’l. A Jew...

Anti-Islam Filmmaker’s Identity, Claims in Doubt

Video excerpts from an anti-Muslim movie provoked assaults by mobs on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya. But the man who says he directed and wrote it has little...

Hardline rabbi named Shas spiritual leader

(JTA) – Shalom Cohen, a hardline rabbi known for his overt hostility toward modern-Orthodox and secular Israeli Jews, was appointed spiritual leader of the Orthodox, Sephardi Shas Party. Cohen, leader...

24-Year-old Man Arrested After Harassing, Anti-Semitic Calls to Synagogues

A 24-year-old Pearl River man has been arrested after making harassing and anti-Semitic telephone calls two synagogues and a Jewish community center in Rockland County, according to Clarkstown Police. The...

Chol HaMoed Trips and the Sukkah by Rabbi Yair Hoffman

We are in the middle of Sukkos, and included in it is the invariable Chol HaMo‘ed trip. The Chol HaMo‘ed trip involves much more than the trip itself–it involves...

Tragedy Averted in Far Rockaway by Rabbi Yair Hoffman

This past Chol HaMoed Shabbos a near tragedy was averted by a quick-thinking Orthodox Jewish man, when he noticed that a driver was stopped at a stop sign on...

Honoring The Legacy at Yeshiva of South Shore – Memorial Dinner April 15, 2018

On Sunday evening, April 15, 2018 the 61st annual YOSS dinner will honor the legacy and memory of Rav Binyamin, its founding Rosh Yeshiva. As part of the central...
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Arson Suspected in Mevo Modi’im Blaze

Investigations into the fire which destroyed the Mevo Modi’im community last week have determined that the evidence points to arson. Israel’s National Fire and Rescue...

Fire Department Asks Community to Pause and Remember

A moment of silence on Memorial Day In 2000, Congress enacted the National Moment of Remembrance to further honor American fallen war heroes. All citizens...

Germans Warned of Risks of Wearing Kippah in Public

BERLIN (JTA) – It is dangerous to identify publicly as Jewish in Germany, including wearing a kippah, Germany’s commissioner on antisemitism said. In a wide-ranging...

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