Suicide: Why Are Young Children Taking Their Own Lives?

By Dr Norman Blumenthal In response to the fatal suicides of preadolescent children in recent months, OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services is refocusing attention on these tragic events with...

Measles Case Confirmed in Nassau County

An adult who arrived on an international flight through JFK International Airport has been diagnosed with an active case of measles. Nassau County health officials said Wednesday that the...

At What Cost? Halachic Analysis Of Pricey Prescriptions

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Two million dollars a year, just for medication? For one person? And who exactly should pay for that? More and more medicines are carrying such a...

NYC Health Officials Say Measles Outbreak Has Ended

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The measles outbreak concentrated in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York City is considered over. There have been no new infections over the last two incubation...

I’m Orthodox, Single and I Want to Be a Mom

This article originally appeared on Kveller. I’m a 40-year-old virgin. I’m also Orthodox, single and, after a few failed rounds of artificial insemination and one IVF cycle, I am now about to...

Vision Screenings Boost Back-To-School Success

By Rivka Markowitz, OD Q: My child failed the vision screening, should I really be concerned? A: Vision screenings are, thankfully, commonplace at your child’s pediatric office and/or school. The purpose...

Bonei Olam Brings Five Towns Back to the Shtetl

By Yochanan Gordon Alexander Olshanetsky composed the famous Klezmer tune Mayn Shtetele Belz sometime during the 1850s, a song that possesses strong yearnings for an era that, despite the affluence of...

OHEL Hosts Program for Parents Mourning Adult Children

The death of a child is an unimaginably heart-wrenching tragedy that can impact the daily lives of those who have endured it. While the age of a child has...

Syrian Refugee Mother Thanks Israeli Doctors for Saving Child’s Life

Israeli doctors at a Jerusalem hospital have saved a one-and-a-half-year-old Syrian toddler with a heart defect whose parents fled with him from the carnage of their country’s civil war. The...

PUAH Hosts Rabbinic Training Seminar on Infertility

Put 18 pulpit rabbis in one room for a week and what do you get? While this sounds like a good opening line for a derashah or a rabbi joke,...
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Queens Jewish Center, located at 108th Street in Forest Hills, is pleased to announce that they have once again engaged Cantor Robert Vegh of...

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Another case of measles has been confirmed in Nassau County, just weeks after nearby New York City officials deemed the measles outbreak in the...

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  By E. Klein 25,000 people. 13 cities. 7 speakers. 5 countries. “Avinu Malkeinu: A Night of Awakening,” is Ohr Naava’s crowning achievement. What an amazing kiddush...

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