Quicken Loans and the Issue of Ribis

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Agudas Yisroel recently published a Psak Din signed by leading Gedolim about the prohibition in borrowing money from Quicken Loans without a Heter Iskah. Among those...

FIDF South Shore Gala Reveals Portraits In Courage

By Michele Justic A petite young woman begins, “I live on a ship.” The video reveals the full picture. IDF Sgt. Shachar  intercepted drones heading for the Karish gas field...

Assessment Update: Legislature Considers ‘Assessment Bill Of Rights’

  By Legislator Howard Kopel I am pleased to share that my “Assessment Bill of Rights” legislation has passed its first hurdle in the legislative review process. Last week, the legislature’s...

Brown V. Lobl

By Larry Gordon Early voting is under way at your usual polling places in the assembly district that will decide this race. As mentioned previously, it turns out that two...

Yoetzet Halacha Initiative Hosts Program at Beth Shalom

Last week, the Yoetzet Halacha Initiative of the Five Towns hosted its second annual Wine and Wisdom event at Beth Sholom in Lawrence. Over 200 women came out to...

53 Area Rabbis Come Out Against New Community Hashgacha

To our Beloved Five Towns and Far Rockaway Community, Our community is very unique in that we have a hashgocha where the kashrus professionals work under the auspices of the community...

Yoetzet Program Features Wine and Wisdom Event

By Lisa Septimus My oldest daughter was on her middle school debate team. Every time she was assigned a new topic, she would feel the pressure to come up with...

Don’t Panic: My First Two Weeks In Israel

By Reuben M. Gampel After all the discussion and planning with my parents, family, rebbes, and friends, Rosh Chodesh Elul finally arrived, and I am at Yeshivat HaKotel in the...

Remembering Chris Stefan

By Larry Gordon When you drive down Rockaway Turnpike, either on the way home or to visit friends or family, most of the time you will come to a stop...

Pic: Far rockaway residents Yosef & Chani Newman their children Making Aliya.

Far rockaway residents Yosef & Chani Newman their children Serach,Nechama, and Emuna. Making Aliya.   Their parents Harvey and Joanne Newman of Monsey saying goodbye.
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Addressing V’Lo Yilbash

Sometimes, a general prohibition is well-known, but the details of the prohibition are foreign even to seasoned talmidei chachamim. Although the prohibition of v’lo...

Terror In Jerusalem: Seven Dead in Shooting in Synagogue in Neve Yaakov

Elad Benari, Canada At least seven people were killed and several others were injured, including one critically, in a shooting attack on a synagogue in...

Gaza Terrorists Fire Rockets Into Israel, Prompting IDF Retaliatory Strikes Against Hamas

(January 27, 2023 / JNS) Palestinian terrorists fired a barrage of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities overnight Thursday, prompting retaliatory strikes by the IDF...

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