Before And After: New Ad Shows Drug Users Undergoing Shocking Physical Transformation After Years...

A new anti-drug advertisement shows the  devastating physical transformation addicts experience after years of meth  use.  The photos, that show a shocking Dorian  Gray-like deterioration, were compiled from mug...

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:...

Mrs. Harriet Keilson, ×¢×´×”

By Rabbi Dovid Fleischmann This past Shabbos, Far Rockaway and the Five Towns lost a pillar of the community, a pioneer and promoter of the development of its rich Jewish...

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...

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...

From Kiddush Clubs To Purim Parties: What Are We Teaching Our Kids?

By: Zvi Gluck While there are many people and organizations that issue pre-Purim warnings about excessive alcohol consumption, the sad reality is that drinking is a concern in our community...

Is Your Fridge Kosher?

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman In the past 30 years or so, refrigerators have undergone numerous changes and upgrades in technology. These are wonderful in terms of increasing energy efficiency...

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5Tjt will give away 250.00 for one lucky reader on Jan. 31st 2013 just for signing up to our Email list. Send us an email here by simply putting the words 250...

Creative Fall Recipes For The New Year At Kosher.Com

When the yellow school buses rumble down the street again and cool autumn nights make us reach for a sweater, it’s time to think about switching up your meals...

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...

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(JTA) — A councilman in upstate New York apologized for a text that juxtaposed Orthodox Jews with “normal” ones. Peter Bradley, a member of the...

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