Shalom Task Force Expands to Include Text, WhatsApp, Live Chat

  Back in March, as the reality of the lockdown set in, a caller to the Shalom Task Force (STF) hotline shared her fears about being trapped with her husband....

Schmutter: Finding the Losing Ticket

  It happened: I finally got a traffic ticket, after 20 years of driving, on and off. I would not recommend it. For one thing, it takes forever. How long...

From Where I Stand: Korach Inside/Outside

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman Some arguments are petty affairs between small people who aren’t big enough, so they need to stand up for their perceived honor or imaginary status. Other...

Don’t Stress: Census ‘Origins’ Question Is Optional

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — It’s the ninth question on the census, and for many Jewish respondents, it’s a surprising — and sometimes unwelcome — invitation to consider who exactly...

Netanyahu: Israel Already Mapping Lands for Annexation – Israel has begun to map the Judea and Samaria lands that Israel will annex, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at an election campaign rally in Ma’ale...

Local Shuls Now Eligible for Security Grant Funding

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky announced that an additional $25 million from the State’s Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes (“SCAHC”) grant program will...

Take a One-Way Trip With Chabad

Flight 613, Prepare for Boarding: In September 1995, Rabbi Zalman Wolowik and his wife, Chanie, arrived to establish a Chabad Center to serve the Five Towns and surrounding communities....

Business Halacha: The Flame of Chanukah

By Rabbi Meir Orlian On Chanukah, menoros throughout the world burn brightly to celebrate Hashem’s miracles and our deliverance from the Greeks. In the evening, the streets in Jewish neighborhoods,...

Liberal Newcomers Hope to Gain Foothold in World Zionist Congress

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The list includes names like Peter Beinart, the liberal writer; Jeremy Ben-Ami, the president of the liberal Middle East policy group J Street; and Sheila Katz,...

News From the Hills: Pearl Harbor and the Holocaust

  It’s been a long time since we went to a movie — at least a year — and I don’t remember what movie it was. In between though, we...
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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...

Simcha Is Essential. Drink Wine.

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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