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An essential part of the Five Towns landscape, the Chevra hatzalah of the Rockaways and Nassau County, celebrated its 30th year with a model and renderings of a proposed garage and training facility for Woodmere, to better serve the growing Jewish community in the area. more
With Shabbos Hagadol now upon us, I thought it would be worthwhile to bring attention to a Shabbos Hagadol sermon delivered in 1962 by one of American Jewry’s most gifted thinkers who in his longtime capacity as rabbi of The Jewish Center in Manhattan delivered some of the most eloquent and meaningful d’roshos. more
There is affordable housing and day school tuition breaks, but can South Bend, Indiana, really coax a young Jewish family to leave the comforts of New York? “I thought I’d be living in New York for the rest of my life,” said Moshe Gubin, 34, a former resident of Kew Gardens Hills. more
With significant state budget cuts looming ahead, local Agudath Israel leaders met with State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) to discuss how the cuts will affect the Orthodox community. “Skelos is one of the top three individuals making the decision on the budget,” Rabbi Yonah Feinstein said. “Our concern is the yeshivas and community organizations and these are all constitutionally approved services.” Rabbi Feinstein of Agudat Israel organized a March 6 community breakfast for Skelos. more
After a lengthy debate, the Rabbinical Council of America has come out with its position regarding organ donation and brain death: it doesn’t have one, but everyone else does. Whether brain … more
In the space of one day, over 5,000 people clicked on The Jewish Star’s website to read about how the Five Towns and Far Rockaway Jewish community helped stranded El Al passengers at JFK airport. … more
By Michael Orbach Issue of October 22, 2010/ 14 Cheshvan 5771The Orthodox Union has come out with a statement opposing women leading Kabbalat Shabbos, the series of prayers that precede the evening … more
Issue of September 17, 2010/ 9 Tishrei 5771There is no shortage of sad stories in the newspaper business; no shortage of bad things happening to people and no shortage of things we’d rather not … more
By Mayer Fertig Issue of September 10, 2010/ 2 Tishrei 5771Peninsula Public Library and Temple Israel of Lawrence have signed a letter of intent for the library to buy several pieces of property … more
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb is the executive vice president emeritus of the Orthodox Union. He recently translated the Kinot for the Koren Kinot Mesorat Harav, a new translation and commentary on … more
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