Levenbrown: Weeding Out Newcomers in Local Elections

As a resident of Lawrence since 1976, and a former 20-year elected official of the village, I am absolutely appalled and disgusted by the actions of the losing slate...

The Day I Met Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Esther M. Schonfeld, Esq. “To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that’s what I think a meaningful life is. One lives not just for oneself but...

Meet the Top 15 Jewish Political Donors This Election Cycle

(JTA) — George Soros may draw some of the most vociferous criticism, but he’s hardly the biggest political donor in this cash-heavy election cycle — Democrat or Republican. In fact,...

RAA Calls on Administration to Bring Hamada, Abu Zayed to Justice

The Rabbinical Alliance of America—Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Rabbis, calls on the Trump administration to bring notorious accused terrorists Hamada and Abu Zayed to justice for the...

Singer Shulem Lemmer to Educate Orthodox Communities on COVID Risks

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) – Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in a number of Orthodox communities in New York City and surrounding areas. Now a federal government agency is hoping a popular...

Happy 75th Birthday United Nations?

World leaders came together, virtually, on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the deadly coronavirus pandemic and tensions between the United States and China...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

BY SARAH WILDMAN WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a tireless advocate for gender equality, has died at 87. A fierce...

Woodmere Club Developers Fight Back Over Targeted Zoning

By 5TJT Staff It’s hard to embrace change. For over 100 years, Five Towns residents enjoyed the bucolic view of acres of grassy turf on which to play golf, host...

Update on Reactions to COVID in NY Orthodox Community

NEW YORK (JTA) – After an initial first wave that devastated New York City’s Orthodox Jewish communities, the coronavirus is on the rise again. Meanwhile, Israelis are back under...

NYC Vows to Crack Down if COVID Cases Continue to Rise

(JTA) – After days of warnings about increasing COVID cases in New York City’s Orthodox neighborhoods, the health department threatened drastic enforcement measures in the neighborhoods starting as early...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

Cuomo: 10 ZIP Codes Account for 25% of New COVID Infections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

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By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem For many, if not most of us (all of us quite frankly), Shabbos and yom tov are not only great mitzvos;...

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