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Police Looking for Man Who Burglarized The Cheder

The NYPD is looking for a man believed to have burglarized The Cheder last weekend. Security-camera footage showed the man breaking into a side door of The Cheder, located at…

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Rabbi Elchanan Silber, Z”l

The Boro Park community was shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Rabbi Elchanan Silber, z”l, of Khal Chassidim. He was 69. Rabbi Silber was born in 5708 (1948)…

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FEMA Expands Policy to Include Houses of Worship

Shuls and other houses of worship damaged in natural disasters will now be eligible to receive relief funds from the federal government in keeping with a policy change announced last…

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An Interview With Attorney Nathan Lewin

News of the release of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin set off waves of euphoria throughout the Orthodox community that had long advocated for his freedom through both physical and spiritual means.…

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Five Towns and Far Rockaway Snowed Under

As the storm bearing the ominous and dramatic name “bomb cyclone” blew its way through the Northeast on Thursday, the communities of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway found themselves…

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Shuls and Yeshivos in Crown Heights Carry On

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights was also impacted by the snowfall and poor conditions afflicting the rest of New York. But according to Reb Yosef Yitzchak Kratz, who manages…

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Passaic Bears Up Under Snowstorm

As a massive winter storm bore down on much of the northeast, the Jewish community of Passaic found itself weathering the elements together with the rest of the region. Nevertheless,…

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EDITORIAL: Remembering the Elderly

For children and young adults, a foot of snow is a reason for excitement and a source of old-fashioned fun. But for seniors and the disabled, sidewalks covered with snow…

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A Snow Day in Lakewood

With an official state of emergency declared in Ocean and Monmouth counties, in New Jersey, Lakewood trudged its way through the first large snow storm of the season. With heavy…

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‘Bomb Cyclone’ Storm Rams Boro Park and Flatbush

The predicted swiftly-moving bombogenesis storm dumped a day’s worth of snow in a matter of hours on Boro Park and Flatbush Thursday, though residents were generally taking it in stride.…

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