Nassau County to Celebrate Memorial Day on Monday

Car Parade Will Mark Memorial Day in Nassau County Nassau County will host a Memorial Day car parade to honor those who selflessly sacrificed their lives while fighting for our...

Updated Guidelines on Minyanim From Agudath Israel

  1. In light of new recommendations by the health authorities, what additional steps should Orthodox communities be taking to slow the spread of COVID-19? Social distancing. In addition to not...

Letters to the Editor: Sitting Shivah During COVID-19 Outbreak

Dear Editor, I am writing this piece just after sitting shivah for my beloved father Ira Beer, Yitzchok Dov ben Tzvi Mendel. I was sitting alone in my basement, separated...

Rabbi Dr. Glatt Provides Update on COVID-19 Situation

Of course, no one needs to be told that yesterday May 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo allowed religious gatherings of up to 10 people to take place in New York...

Hatzalah Raises Unprecedented $15 Million

Dozens of branches of Hatzalah emergency medical services, which operate volunteer first responder networks in Jewish communities around the world, collectively raised an unprecedented $15 million from some 83,000...

Community Split Over Guidelines for Outdoor Minyanim

By Marcy Farrell Editor, 5TJT.com Guidelines for opening synagogues that were issued late last week by the Orthodox Union and Agudath Israel seem to indicate that Orthodox synagogues will soon open their doors...

Fighting Coronavirus: It’s All About Emunah

By Dr. Gila Jedwab During the past nine weeks, we have had the rare opportunity to see people’s inner nature magnified and easily discernible to the naked eye. People’s personalities...

Woodmere Leads Nassau County in Number of COVID-19 Cases

The Five Towns has more than 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with Woodmere showing the highest number of cases in Nassau County, according to updates from the county.   As of...

5T Rabbis Reiterate Opposition to Minyanim During Crisis

Lichvod the Wonderful Members of our Far Rockaway and Five Towns Community שיחיו :   We sincerely hope that this letter finds you all managing well under the current difficult circumstances,...

Some Brooklyn Yeshivos Opening Despite Distancing Rules

(JTA) – For weeks, the two boys studied at their home in Borough Park as their teachers lectured through a phone line. But last Monday, one of the boys’ schools...
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