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:...

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...

Rochelle’s Reviews: Hunki’s West Hempstead Is a Slice of Perfection

  Situated in the heart of the community, 15 minutes from the Five Towns, Hunki’s of West Hempstead is a time-honored tradition with a young, fresh new image. Featuring a...

Stout Beer and Six Hours

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is beer - and there is stout beer. Stout beer is darker beer than the regular beer generally served at Shalom Zachars....

Say Thanks to Mom and Dad With Special Shabbat Menu

Every year, it’s the same standard setup: brunch for Mother’s Day and a barbecue for Father’s Day. But why fight the Sunday-morning breakfast crowd? And why sweat on a...
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Food For Body & Soul: With T-Day Gone, Desire For Stuffing Continues

Holidays can be tough on the body and the soul. Take Chana's tips for a healthier stuffing and healthier approach to holiday pressures. Chana Calderon is a physical therapist and...

Travel The Globe This Passover Without Ever Leaving Your Seder Table

This Passover, spend your holiday in Israel, Italy, and France, without ever leaving the Seder table. This year NJ-based Royal Wine, the world’s largest purveyor of kosher wines and...

London Kosher Cafe to Be Named for Slain Kosher Supervisor

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — The brother of a kosher supervisor slain last year in Chicago will name a kosher cafe in London after him. Rabbi Yossi Moscowitz told the Jewish Chronicle that...

Rabbi Perl to Joan Rivers “Can We Talk?” The Tragic Cremation of Joan...

We recognize and appreciate Joan Rivers robust defenses of Israel during the summer's Gaza War. To learn of the circumstances of the passing of Joan Rivers was sad, but even...

Bagel Store: Ups and Downs of Pesach Away from Home

By Larry Gordon The first time we went away with our family for Pesach was to the Stevensville Hotel in Swan Lake, New York, in 1984 (approximately). The hotel was...
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Halachic Musings: Can a School Confiscate Students’ Belongings?

The story seems a little far-fetched. A group of eighth-graders, it is said, collected money for a graduation trip. The amount was about $5,000. The...

Nassau County Holds Session on Woodmere Club Development on June 26

  The 5 Towns Civic Association and the Lawrence Association urge the community to attend the Nassau County scoping session regarding the proposed Woodmere Club...

Emergency Citizen Preparedness Training at Hempstead Town Hall June 30

  Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen will be joined by officials from the New York State Department of Homeland Security and emergency service personnel...

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