Boston Philanthropist With Ties to Biden Dies

BY PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) — Larry Rasky, an influential consultant to Joe Biden among scores of local and national political leaders, as well as an active supporter of Jewish causes,...

Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation Honors 2 Local Ladies

On October 21, Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation had a great night commemorating the yahrzeit of Rachel Imeinu and hearing from some amazing and inspiring speakers — from the riveting...

PSEG LI Employee Takes Marie Kondo Challenge to Next Level

  Dozens of PSEG Long Island employees, including Evan Margolis of Cedarhurst, recently participated in the Marie Kondo Challenge to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Led by the company’s volunteer...

A Yam I Am . . . Or Not

By Elke Probkevitz You say sweet potato, I say yam. But is there really a difference? Yes! Sweet potatoes and yams are both root vegetables but are actually not related...

Abarbanel Wines Back For Passover, First New Vintage Since 2010

Abarbanel brand wines are out with their first new vintages and first new products since 2010. Abarbanel is one of the oldest marquee brands of quality kosher wines, having...

Liquid Refreshments

By Elke Probkevitz Summer days beg for something cool and refreshing, and while a cold glass of water will quench your thirst, there are more delicious options for an invigorating...

Chabad Of The Five Towns January Events

Shabbat youth groups melaveh malkah. January 3, 7:30 p.m.A special night for all the exceptional daveners. For boys and girls in grades 1—6. Good food, fun games, amazing prizes....

letters to THE EDITOR

No Panacea For OTD Dear Editor, Rabbi Hoffman, I read and reread your article about Sarah Schenirer and OTD youth. (“Sarah Schenirer’s Unfulfilled Legacy,” March 20) I admire your passion and...

Refresh Yourself

By Elke Probkevitz Monday of this week was National Watermelon Day, a whole day dedicated to our favorite summertime snack. Watermelon is refreshingly sweet, with a burst of color and...

Managed Long-Term Care: The Forest And The Trees

By Mariya Gorkhover, RN, BSN, CCM When Mrs. Shapiro* was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her daughter Mindi did not yet understand the implications of the condition. “Mom was getting forgetful...
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By RABBI URI PILICHOWSKI MITZPE YERICHO, West Bank (JTA) — It’s been surreal watching from Israel as Americans discuss my future. I’ve gotten used to presidents...

From the Editor: Masked Confusion

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An Oklahoma man with a penchant for flying swastika flags and wearing Nazi uniforms remained in police custody on Wednesday, following an incident last...

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