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Tracking Hate

Tracking Hate

Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Eastern Director Michael Cohen met this week with NYPD Chief Chaplain Rabbi Dr. Alvin Kass to demonstrate support, solidarity, and appreciation for his continued leadership after Rabbi
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NYPD officer suspended after promoting Trump on police loudspeaker

A New York City police officer was suspended without pay Sunday for promoting President Trump’s reelection campaign from a loudspeaker while on patrol over the weekend. According to the NYPD
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Shor Yoshuv relocated to Connecticut, minyanim opening up in Yeshiva building for the Kehilla

הודו לד’ כי טוב! Dear Kehilla member, As you have surely heard by now Governor Cuomo announced that the Far Rockaway “Red Zone” (which we were in) has been changed
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Stop & Shop Opening New Store on Rockaway Blvd. This Month

The store, will be located in the Five Towns Shopping Center at 253-01 Rockaway Blvd., and is scheduled to open on Oct. 30. The Stop & Shop on Burnside Ave.
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New York loosens its lockdown of Jews in Far Rockaway following lawsuit by Jewish schoolgirls

WASHINGTON – Just hours after being ordered by a federal judge to explain his shutdown of Jewish schools in court, Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference in which he
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Good News for the Jews: Far Rockaway is no longer a “Red Zone”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that coronavirus control measures in parts of Queens will see their restrictions eased two weeks after the measures were first put in place. Red and
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Water company to begin flushing water main in Cedarhurst

New York American Water (NYAW) will begin flushing its water distribution system in Cedarhurst on October 26, 2020 as part of its fall water quality program. This is part of
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Tefillos: Hit and Run in Lawrence sends 21 year old to the hospital

Tefillos: Hit and Run in Lawrence sends 21 year old to the hospital

Please daven for Boruch Dov Ber ben Rivkah, a 21 year old boy who is in the hospital due to a hit and run earlier this morning. The incident occurred
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Village of Lawrence swears in new Trustee

Jeffrey Landy was officially sworn in as the newest board member. He was appointed trustee after Daniel Goldstein resigned last month. Landy will complete Goldstein’s term and then will have
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Ten Yad Does It Again – Bigger and Better Than Ever Before!

Ten Yad Does It Again – Bigger and Better Than Ever Before!

This year, Ten Yad leaps beyond their usual standard of perfection with an extensive list of auction prizes that will take your breath away. Take part in the foundational mitzvah
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Queens Yeshivas in Yellow zone receive Summons erroneously

Queens Yeshivas in Yellow zone receive Summons erroneously

Yeshiva Ketana of Queens on Parsons Blvd, and Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe in Kew Gardens are both located in the states deemed “yellow zone”. Schools inside the yellow zone are allowed
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Woman forced out of her car at Green Acre Mall, suspects on the loose

Woman forced out of her car at Green Acre Mall, suspects on the loose

The robbery occurred Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 6:20 pm in Valley Stream. According to detectives, the female victim, 49, was sitting in her 2016 Ford Explorer at 1015 Green
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Cuomo Continues to Blame the Orthodox Jewish Communities

Cuomo Continues to Blame the Orthodox Jewish Communities

Today Governor Andrew Cuomo continued his blame of rising Covid cases on Orthodox Jews. (1:15 in the video) Meanwhile, OJPAC put out statistics from 10/13/2020 showing big spikes in communities
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LISTEN: Gov. Cuomo on the phone with Rabbi Bender

LISTEN: Gov. Cuomo on the phone with Rabbi Bender

Hamodia obtained a full recording (below) of the conference call Governor Cuomo had with Jewish Community leaders last week before announcing his “red zone” closure plan. Here is Rabbi Bender:
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PPE Kit Giveaway Initiative for Small Businesses Continues in Cedarhurst

PPE Kit Giveaway Initiative for Small Businesses Continues in Cedarhurst

Hempstead, NY (October 7, 2020)—Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, Councilman Bruce Blakeman and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Cedarhurst Mayor Benjamin Weinstock and the Cedarhurst Business Improvement District, provided local Cedarhurst business owners with
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Dr. Glatt Named Recipient of Prestigious NY American College of Physicians Laureate Award

Dr. Glatt Named Recipient of Prestigious NY American College of Physicians Laureate Award

Oceanside, NY The New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians recently announced that Aaron E. Glatt, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases
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No Dancing at Shor Yoshuv this Simchas Torah

No Dancing at Shor Yoshuv this Simchas Torah

Given the current health situation, the Hanhala, Board & Gabboim met to establish guidelines to keep us safe, while maximizing Simchas Yom Tov on Sukkos, Shemini Atzeres & Simchas Torah.
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Shor Yoshuv Update on the Rosh HaYeshiva

Dear Chaver, As you are aware, the Rosh HaYeshiva was not feeling well on Yom Kippur, and left the Bais Medrash during Shacharis for the duration of Yom Tov. He
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HALB sends out Post Succos Covid Policy

Dear HALB Parents,   As COVID infection rates rise in our community, we are trying to do everything possible to remain open for in-person instruction for students in all grades. In general,
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deBlasio’s briefing gives update on Jewish Communities

Here is the photo. This is in fact the Bobov-45 Rebbe from Boro Park.
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Cedarhurst man arrested for DWI with 3 children in the car

The Nassau County Police Department reports the arrest of a Cedarhurst man for DWI – Leandra’s Law on Saturday, September 25, 2020 at 11:10 pm in Lynbrook. According to Police,
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HALB and HAFTR send out joint letter to the community

Dear Community Members, After many months of planning and hard work, our yeshivot have, Baruch Hashem, been able to open up their doors again to our precious children. Watching students
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OUTRAGEOUS: DOH closes TAG due to “high likelihood” of community transmission, Read Letter

Dear TAG Parents, We hope that this letter finds you and your family well, and coping, as best as possible, with the closure that we were subjected to by the
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DOH forces TAG to close all divisions

Unfortunately the department of health has forced TAG school for girls to close down all its divisions in person learning as of tomorrow. Mayor deBlasio yesterday identified Far Rockaway as
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Odor of Natural Gas at Shulamith

The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department was called to Shulamith around 11:30 this morning for a report of odor of natural gas in the building. The fire department responded and a Ladder
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Goldstein resigns from Lawrence Village board

Trustee Daniel Goldstein was overwhelmingly defeated in the mayoral race against Mayor Alex Edelman and has now resigned from the Lawrence village board effective immediately. He submitted his resignation on
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BREAKING: Nassau County Resident, NYPD Officer Arrested for being an agent for China

Baimadajie Angwang, 33-year old NYPD officer is being charged for acting as an illegal agent of the People’s Republic of China. A U.S. District Court complaint alleges Baimadajie Angwang knowingly
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Keeping Kosher in Dubai TJH Speaks with Rabbi Yissachar Krakowski

Keeping Kosher in Dubai TJH Speaks with Rabbi Yissachar Krakowski

By Susan Schwamm Rabbi Krakowski, you’re the head of the OU Kosher Israel office. Yes. And I’ve been working on expanding into the Gulf region, to reach out beyond the
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Kapporos Cancelled!

Kapporos Cancelled!

Letter from Rav Dovid Sitnick:
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Suspect on the loose: Robbery in Hewlett

Suspect on the loose: Robbery in Hewlett

Fourth Squad detectives report the details of a Robbery that occurred on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at5:51 pm in Hewlett. According to detectives,three unknown males entered KSN Discount Wine and
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Edelman Leads the A-Team to a BLOWOUT Victory

Edelman Leads the A-Team to a BLOWOUT Victory

The results are in! Mayor Alex Edelman wins a landslide election against Daniel Goldstein. These results are from the machines, the absentee ballots weren’t counted. Total votes: Mayor Alex Edelman:
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OFFICIAL: Darchei Will be Closed Until After Rosh Hashana

OFFICIAL: Darchei Will be Closed Until After Rosh Hashana

After a long day of many rumors including a fake twitter post from Mayor deBlasio it is now official, Yeshiva Darchei Torah will not have in person classes until after
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Hewlett Woodmere District Cancels Buses to Darchei

Hewlett Woodmere District Cancels Buses to Darchei

Good afternoon, Please be advised that, effective immediately, our bus contactors are suspending bus service for students transported to/from Yeshiva Darchei Torah due to concerns about positive cases of COVID-19.
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Bank Robbery at Roslyn Savings Bank on Central ave

Bank Robbery at Roslyn Savings Bank on Central ave

There was just a bank robbery at the Roslyn Savings bank at 333 Central ave. Police are searching for the perpetrator. Description is male black. We will continue to update
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RUMORS: Darchei Torah Shut Down? Updated Letter From Rabbi Bender

RUMORS: Darchei Torah Shut Down? Updated Letter From Rabbi Bender

There have been many reports going around that Yeshiva Darchei Torah has been shut down by the Mayor’s office. One such article was even posted on Politico. TJHLive spoke to
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Remembering 9/11/2001

Remembering 9/11/2001

Photos and videos from today’s memorials and from 9/11/2001 We will all remember where we were when we heard the news and watched the events unfold on that fateful day.
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TJH Speaks with Village of Lawrence Trustee Uri Kaufman

TJH Speaks with Village of Lawrence Trustee Uri Kaufman

Uri, how is the race going? Before we get into it, this is literally the single most important thing that voters need to know: On the ballot, the candidates for
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TJH Speaks with Paris Popack, Candidate for Village of Lawrence Trustee

TJH Speaks with Paris Popack, Candidate for Village of Lawrence Trustee

Paris, I understand that you run the Lawrence Civic Association. How did you get involved in the LCA and what’s your role? For more than eight decades, the Lawrence Civic Association
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TJH Speaks with Idel Kolodny, Candidate for Village of Lawrence Trustee

TJH Speaks with Idel Kolodny, Candidate for Village of Lawrence Trustee

Idel, why are you running for trustee? My knowledge and expertise in government has enabled me to help many people for many years.  As a trustee, I will have an even
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TJH Speaks with Eli Kutner, Candidate for Village of Lawrence Trustee

TJH Speaks with Eli Kutner, Candidate for Village of Lawrence Trustee

Eli, why did you decide to run for Trustee? Well, interestingly, it kind of happened organically. In my neighborhood, we were having a couple of area related issues. One was
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TJH Speaks with Mayor Alex Edelman

TJH Speaks with Mayor Alex Edelman

Mayor Edelman, you have been mayor for the past four year. What are you proudest of as mayor? I have done a lot of things to improve the Village. I
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Century 21 Department Store files bankruptcy,will close 13 locations

Century 21 Department Store files bankruptcy,will close 13 locations

Century 21 declared bankruptcy today and will close all their stores. They now join these retailers who recently declared bankruptcy: – Neiman Marcus – JC Penney – Lord & Taylor
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New Beginnings: Wines to Celebrate a Fresh Start

New Beginnings: Wines to Celebrate a Fresh Start

By Gabriel Geller – Kedem/Royal Wine Every Rosh Hashanah, we reflect on the year that passed and look forward to the year to come. We start a new chapter, not
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NCPD Labor Day DWI Patrols

NCPD Labor Day DWI Patrols

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Police Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder and Nassau County STOP DWI Coordinator Chris Mistron announce enhanced patrols to identify and arrest motorists driving under the influence
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The ICC & Israel: Can the U.S. and Israel Fight Back Against the ICC’s Agenda?

The ICC & Israel: Can the U.S. and Israel Fight Back Against the ICC’s Agenda?

By Shammai Siskind On September 10, 2018, members of the Federalist Society, a conservative thinktank for law and public policy, gathered in the main conference room of the Mayflower Hotel
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New York State Trooper  Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

New York State Trooper Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

A New York State Trooper who went above and beyond the callings of his duty to take care of a family in need. Trooper David Guggisberg from State Police in
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An Open Letter to the Jewish Community of the 5 Towns:

An Open Letter to the Jewish Community of the 5 Towns:

We are writing to express our unanimous medical opinion regarding our community’s actions and attitudes towards the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our consensus group includes physicians from a variety of specialties.  We
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BREAKING: Car Crashes into House in Cedarhurst

BREAKING: Car Crashes into House in Cedarhurst

A car reversed and crashed into a house on Chestnut street in Cedarhurst opposite the train tracks. The resident of the apartment was thankfully not home at the time, coming
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Shoplifter Assaults Employee at Seasons Express

Shoplifter Assaults Employee at Seasons Express

Friday, Aug. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Lawrence. Miguel Torres, 18, of Far Rockaway, went inside Seasons Express, removed a six pack of beer from the shelves and exited the
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OpEd: To Build or Not to Build – That is the Question

OpEd: To Build or Not to Build – That is the Question

By Eli Kutner The residents of the Village of Lawrence are a lucky lot. We are fortunate to live in a “bedroom” community just outside the hurried city of New
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Rabbi Hershel Billet: Reflections on an Extraordinary Rabbinic Career

Rabbi Hershel Billet: Reflections on an Extraordinary Rabbinic Career

By Allen Ganz At the end of this month, Rabbi Hershel Billet, my rabbi, neighbor and friend of 40 years, is retiring from the Young Israel of Woodmere.  It would
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LI Man Finds Over 80K Bees Living In Home Walls for Over 40 Years

LI Man Finds Over 80K Bees Living In Home Walls for Over 40 Years

A Long Island man recently discovered bees that had been living in the walls of his home for several decades.  Tom Egel, the 91-year-old homeowner, says he was in absolute
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WATCH: Garbage Truck Fire in Woodmere

WATCH: Garbage Truck Fire in Woodmere

Around noon on Tuesday, the contents of a garbage truck caught fire in Woodmere. Flames were coming out of the back of the truck. When the drivers realized they pulled
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Village of Lawrence 2020 State of the Village Report

Village of Lawrence 2020 State of the Village Report

Mayor Alex H. Edelman  Dear Friend and Resident:            For decades, the Mayor of Lawrence has personally appeared before the Lawrence Civic Association to directly report on the State of
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Nassau Coliseum Will Reopen with a New Tenant

The Nassau Coliseum officially has a new tenant, which means that after being shuttered by its previous tenant due to finances, the venue will once again be able to open
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Shooting at Lowe’s on Rockaway Turnpike

Due to what appears to be an accidental, self-inflicted gun wound, just after noon on Thursday, one individual was shot in the Lowe’s Parking lot on Rockaway Turnpike. The individual
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Breaking: Inwood man arrested with guns after threatening Yeshiva Ketana’s Day camp

Fourth Squad Detectives report the Arrest of an Inwood man for an incident that occurred on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:20 PM in Inwood. According to Detectives, police were
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Democratic Socialists of America require NYC Council candidates to pledge not to travel to Israel

Below is the Foreign Policy outlined by the Democratic Socialists of America for NYC Council candidates who want their backing. Many local politicians respond to the blatant Anti-Antisemitism.
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Five Towns family that founded Snapple is coming back to Long Island with another drink

HEWLETT, NY — The son of the Hewlett family that founded Snapple is coming back to Long Island with another drink. Bob Golden, whose father and uncle in the 1970s
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CAHAL Bakes Matzos

Rabbi Dov Langer’s CAHAL 7th-8th grade class at Yeshiva Darchei Torah went to visit the Pupa Tzeilim Matzah Bakery in Williamsburg, NY, last week. They learned firsthand all the steps
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Playing with Hebrew

Two weeks before Pesach,the HALB 5th g rade g irls a pproached Mr. Altabe, Lower School Principal, with a proposal he could not refuse. The girls wanted to write a play
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Central Students Working with DNA

Students in Mrs. Shulamith Biderman and Mrs. RuthFried’s  Forensics and AP Biology classes at Central attended DNALC West, where they used chip analysis and bacterial transformation to conduct experiments in
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The Yetzias Mitzrayim Experience at Gan Chamesh

B’chol dor vador chayavadam lirot et atzmo keilu hu yatzah m’Mitzrayim.” T he s tory o f Y etzias M itzrayim came to life at Gan Chamesh Chabad’s Early Childhood
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MAY Torah Bowl Division Champs Again

Mesivta Ateres Yaakov’s B&R Zahler Torah  Bowl Team was once again victorious in the tristate inter-school Torah Bowl Competition this year, taking top seed in the Eastern Division. This marks
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Kinneret to Hold Annual Auction Benefit This Sunday

The 15th Annual Kinneret Auction Benefit will take place this Sunday, February 10, at 6:00 p.m. at Kinneret Day School in Riverdale. Proceeds will benefit the KDS Endowment and its
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