five towns

Beth Shalom’s Rabbi Klaperman zt"l, 96

Rabbi Dr. Gilbert Klaperman zt”l, an early builder of the Five Towns Jewish community, was niftar on Tuesday. Services were set for 10 am on Wednesday morning at his shul, Congregation Beth …

health mind and body

Rabbi Glatt’s doctorly advice: Get shot, stay home if sick

About 52,500 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza across New York were reported of Feb. 3, the most recent data available, according to the state Department of Health. More than 15,000 cases …

health mind and body

Rabbis affix mezuzot in new kosher rabilitation facility

The Five Towns Premier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, the community’s only entirely kosher rehab facility, is now open, at 1050 Central Ave. in Woodmere. Several local rabbis affixed mezuzot …


Police seek Bibi’s indictment, PM returns fire

The Israel Police on Tuesday night recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two alleged corruption cases. The recommendation comes …

long island

At 99, LIer is oldest former congressman

Long Island’s Lester Wolff, who turned 99 in January, served eight terms in the House of Representatives, which is slightly above average for lawmakers. But …

chabad's in town

Chabad women power: 3,000 emissaries unite

For the more than 3,000 women who filled each table—every inch of the ballroom at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel—it came as no surprise that such significant news would be announced …


Trump, in wide-ranging Israel Hayom interview, says Palestinians are not looking to make peace

In an interview with Israel Hayom Editor-in-Chief Boaz Bismuth, President Trump said: “I have achieved more than promised” …


Different kind of hamantaschen: Guava and cheese

Guava, or guayaba in Spanish, is native to tropical areas such as Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Because of its proximity and availability, the fruit is a part of many …

middle east

Israel, Iran, Syria trade blows. Does it mean war?

Israel and Iran have been clashing for years. But on Saturday, their war of words briefly became an actual fight. In short succession, Iran sent a drone into Israel, Israel shot it down and took …

health mind and body

Jewish music brings joy and therapy to hospice patients

It’s a bitterly cold winter morning in Brooklyn, but Brenda, a 101-year-old woman in a Jewish hospice facility suffering from severe short-term memory loss, has a special group of visitors show …


Midreshet Shalhevet girls consider tefillah

A train trip to Manhattan by ten Midreshet Shalhevet students with Menahelet Esther Eisenman may have forever changed the way they daven and speak to Hashem. …

five towns

Red Shul honors its rov and rebbetzin

Kehillas Bais Yehuda Tzvi of Cedarhurst honored Harav Yaakov and Rebbetzin Feitman at its sixteenth annual dinner on Feb. 8. The shul noted the rov’s “chai” anniversary with the …

orthodox hate-fighters

‘Shomer’ Schumer rips Trump’s Orthodox allies

WASHINGTON — An otherwise congenial meeting between officials of Jewish organizations and Democratic senators apparently turned testy when New York Senator Charles Schumer …

politics over israel

Shapiro and Oren: Israel needs to win back Dems

Following a recent Pew Research Center poll that revealed only 27 percent of Democrats sympathize with Israel more than with the Palestinians, while 79 percent of Republicans side with Israel, …


Muffins: Everything you always wanted to know

Muffin. The word may elicit visions of a huge chocolate chip filled sweet confection, or a flat disc-shaped yeast-risen dough that must be toasted before eating. Both have interesting …

politics to go

Israel versus Iran, Hezbollah and Syria

It started just before dawn Jerusalem time on Saturday when the Israel Defense Forces detected an Iranian drone coming from Syrian territory and allowed it to enter Israeli airspace for approximately …


Couples save lives together, form bonds together

While matchmaking is not a priority in the world of emergency medical services, quite a few volunteer first responders in multi-gender services in Israel have met their bashert on the job and grown …


Rep. Rice visits HANC High School

Juniors and seniors at HANC High School heard Rep. Kathleen Rice discuss her positions — including her concrete pro-Israel agenda — and her involvement as a woman in politics. She …

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women in shul

Full text of new OU statement on halachically valid roles for women in synagogue leadership

NEWS: The Orthodox Union, after a year of discussions with various stakeholders and in the face of some opposition, has established parameters for a three-year period during which the umbrella body …

united and divided

What does it mean to be Modern Orthodox?

While the vast majority of Modern Orthodox Jews believe in G-d, send their kids to Jewish day schools, and make incomes well above the national average, they are less than unanimous in their views on whether women should be rabbis or synagogue presidents,