Halachic Musings: Ezras Nashim Vs. Hatzalah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is a major controversy in Borough Park over an all-female Basic Life Support First Responders Agency (BLSFRA) and Hatzalah. Hatzalah is a remarkable organization that...

Yair Hoffman: Was De Blasio Right?

Q: How do we get a chillul Hashem, an embarrassment, a pshiya karov l’meizid, and a demonstration of ingratitude, and wrap it all in one? A: When even after having...

Second Jewish Family in New Rochelle Tests Positive for COVID-19

NEW YORK — Members of a second Jewish family from Westchester have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of New York cases to 11. Ten of...

New Details on SAR Rabbi’s Charges; Other Victims Suspected

NEW YORK (JTA) — The FBI is alleging that a Jewish day school rabbi tricked a 14-year-old boy into sending him sexually explicit photos of himself. Rabbi Jonathan Skolnick was arrested...

Brooklyn Doctor Arrested for Sex With Teen

NEW YORK (JTA) — A gynecologist in Brooklyn was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy. According to court records, it all began around May 18, 2019, when...

Jewish Man from New Rochelle Identified as 2nd NY Coronavirus Case

An attorney who lives in New Rochelle in Westchester County and works in midtown Manhattan is New York state's second confirmed coronavirus case -- and the first apparent instance...

770 Reopens With Lots of Dancing, Little Distancing

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) – It closed with dancing and it reopened with dancing. The main Chabad synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn reopened to a large crowd Monday, more than...

Feds View Jersey City Kosher Grocery Rampage as Domestic Terrorism

The FBI will now oversee the investigation of this week’s deadly attack on a New Jersey kosher grocery store, which officials are treating as an act of domestic terrorism, federal and...

New Rochelle Man at Center of Outbreak Wakes From Coma

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The attorney at the center of the coronavirus outbreak in New Rochelle, New York, has emerged from his coma. Lawrence Garbuz “is awake and alert and seems...

Teens Throw Rock at Jewish Elementary School Bus in Crown Heights

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Three teenagers threw a rock at a school bus transporting children from a Jewish elementary school in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights. The rock cracked a...
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