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With their plane delayed, 500 stranded El Al passengers in JFK airport are eating well thanks to the generosity of community members in Far Rockaway and the Five Towns. Trouble began for … more
Popular website now forbidden The truth behind the ban By Michael Orbach For many in the Orthodox community, it seemed only a matter of time before the quasi-risqué news aggregator … more
By Sergey Kadinsky Having climbed out of its past as a military dictatorship, Panama is revamping its image for the world as a hub for business, culture and tourism. As the country’s famed … 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
By Michael Orbach It was a pretty good Chanukah for the Maccabeats. Weeks before, the 14-member a cappella group composed of Yeshiva University students had been virtually unknown outside of … more
By Michael Orbach His name is Aharon Friedman and he is refusing to give his ex-wife a get. Activists blast Friedman, a high-profile lawyer for the House Ways and Means Committee, for … more
A defining landmark of the Orthodox community in Far Rockaway celebrated its latest milestone, installing the Torah on May 1 in its new 186,000 square foot building complex, before a crowd of some 5,000 local residents, students, and alumni. more
Team USA brought home the gold from the 2010 Maccabi Australia 18-and-under basketball tournament. And the squad did it while wearing yarmulkes. For the first time, the majority of the … more
Gabrielle Lovett, of Woodmere, is HAFTR’s Class of 2012 Valedictorian. At HAFTR Gabrielle was Captain of College Bowl, President of Model Congress, President of the National Honor Society, and participated in the following: Math Team, Science and Engineering Club, Science Research, Volleyball, Food Delivery to the Needy, Intel Competition. She plans to major in Chemistry at Columbia University. 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
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