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A Wrongful Pardon

Over the past eight years, President Barack Obama hasn’t shied away from formulating deeply divisive policies, including the highly controversial Iran deal; the contentious Affordable Care Act, better known as…

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New Crosswalks Coming to Intersections in Boro Park

Newly enhanced crosswalks are coming this summer to three dangerous intersections in Boro Park, Councilman David Greenfield announced. The walks will feature “yield” signage and will be installed on 21st…

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Community Advocates Lobby For DeVos Confirmation

Amidst a slew of Senate confirmation hearings and votes, advocates for the Orthodox community have devoted much of their lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill to support secretary of Education nominee…

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Rebbetzin Miriam Rokeach, A”h, Bilgoray Rebbetzin

The sad news came from Yerushalayim on Monday afternoon, about the passing of Rebbetzin Miriam Rokeach, a”h, the Bilgorayer Rebbetzin, at the age of 96. She was descended from a…

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Sen. Sweeney Moves to Reform NJ Funding Formula

Amid growing dissatisfaction over vast inequity in the amounts of funding that districts receive across the state, the president of New Jersey’s state senate, Steven Sweeney, has initiated a committee…

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Rebbetzin Ruth Schonfeld, A”h

Rebbetzin Ruth Schonfeld, a”h, wife of, ybl”c, Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, longtime Mara d’Asra of the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, was niftar on Monday, 11 Teves. She was 93…

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Jewish Centers in Several States Targeted With Bomb Threats

Bomb threats targeted Jewish community centers in several states, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether the threats were linked, authorities said Monday. Authorities say bomb threats have targeted Jewish community…

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Reb Betzalel Steinberg, Z”l

Reb Betzalel Steinberg, a legendary member of Boro Park Hatzolah and well-known baal chessed, was niftar Sunday night at the age of 62, after a 10-month illness. Reb Betzalel was born in…

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