Torah scroll for the U.S. military re-writes a legacy

Click photo to download. Caption: The color guard marches during an Oct. 12 dedication of a Torah scroll for the U.S. military at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in...

Sephardic Temple Welcomes New Sefer Torah

On Sunday morning, September 7, the Sephardic Temple welcomed a new sefer Torah. Donated by over 120 member families and friends of the congregation to commemorate the 50th anniversary...

Mesivta Yam HaTorah: Off To A Great Start

By Lorey Friedman An important lesson that Mesivta Yam HaTorah teaches its talmidim–always to strive and improve, and never be complacent with where one is–was put into action by the...

The Call Of The Shofar At Har Torah

Yeshiva Har Torah welcomed Rabbi Zalmanov from the Chabad of Eastern Queens this past week to demonstrate the process of shofar-making. Rabbi Zalmanov came with a life-size display of...

The Kol Torah Throughout The Five Towns

Photos by Ivan H Norman Summer, winter, day, and night–the learning never stops in our community. 1. Yoel Kramer, Elchonon Messner, Chaim Feller, Nechemya Bornstein, Yeshaya Shonek, Yosef Dovid Musheyev, Emanuel...

Digital Torah: The Great Unifier

By Naphtali Lavenda I have always been fascinated by large Jewish gatherings and Israel’s national events. Yom Ha’atzmaut ceremonies, the mass Birkat Kohanim (blessing of the priests) at the Kotel,...

Chazzan Robert Vegh At Ohr Torah For High Holy Days

Congregation Ohr Torah, located on Hungry Harbor Road in North Woodmere, has engaged Chazzan Robert Vegh of Lawrence to officiate Selichos and davening on the High Holy Days. Chazzan Vegh...

MAY Hachnasas Sefer Torah, September 21

The community is invited to participate as Mesivta Ateres Yaakov completes its first seferTorah, iy’H, on Sunday, September 21 at 131 Washington Avenue in Lawrence. The celebration will begin...

Hundreds Escort New Sefer Torah In Memory Of Aaron Tepfer, a’h

By Benzion Kaplan Just over a year ago, after 10-year old Aaron Sholom Tepfer of Cedarhurst was suddenly niftar, his Yeshiva Darchei Torah classmate and friend Yitzy Berko came up...

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New York state councilman sorry for suggesting Orthodox Jews aren’t ‘normal’

(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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