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Chol Hamoed: 'Sukkafest' simchas bais hasoeva

The Chabad Center  presents ‘Sukkafest’

@ The Andrew J. Parise Park

Wed. Oct. 16th (Rain Date: 17th)

6 PM – 8 PM

Music: AZAMRA DJ & Dancing..

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Chol Hamoed: '5 Towns Sukkot Fair' - a JCC Event

@ Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park

Wed. Oct. 16th & Thurs. Oct. 17th

10 AM – 6 PM

Live Entertainment!

8th Day & Nachas!! Petting Zoo, SO much more..

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Halachos of Sukkos, Rabbi Tzvi Yaakov Stein

• We pasken that the 4 minim don’t have to be tied together, but it’s still a mitzvah to tie them with a double knot that would potentially be assur to tie on Shabbos.

• The koshekel (the piece that the hadasim and aravos go into) is considered a knot

• It can be tied with anything and it’s not considered like adding onto the 4 minim…

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The vicious hate continues over shabbos in ny with 2 more attacks

Williamsburg: Jewish Man Slapped In The Face By Black Suspect, Called “Dirty Jew”.

Boro Park: Jewish Men Egged On Shabbos

5TC urges all residents in these affected areas to remain vigilant & walk in groups of 3 if possible.

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Headlines Podcast: Contemporary Sukkos Shailos Everyone Needs to Know - Using the Yom Tov Oven

Showering on Y”T, Sleeping in the Sukkah, How much to spend on Arba Minim, Using Plastic Ties for Schach, Sitting in Sukkah on Shmini Atzeres and many more..

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Tune in to 5TC's Chol Hamoed Lineup, to know the best spots around town!

From amusement parks to concert’s and shows, we’re going to bring you the best Chol Hamoed spots in the 5 Towns and NY area for Sukkos 2019!

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ANOTHER VICIOUS HOMELESS ATTACK:

 6 year old child critical after homeless man picked him up and slammed his head into the concrete at around 5:00PM in front of 122-01 Metropolitan Avenue in the Kew Gardens section of Queens. An arrest was made. @NYPDnews @NYCMayor @NYPD102Pct. Hatzalah responded immediately and rushed the boy to the hospital. Please say Tehilim for Avraham Yurmeyahu ben Chaya Toba.

Source: NYC Scanner

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Democrats Issue Letter To Trump Condemning Decision To Withdraw Troops From Northeastern Syria

More than 50 Democratic House members issued an open letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump saying his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria in advance of a Turkish military operation puts U.S. allies in danger, jeopardizes U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the region and will cause “current and future allies to question the reliability of the U.S. as a partner.”

Signers of the letter include a wide spectrum of political views within the party, from the left, to moderates, combat veterans such as Jason Crow of Colorado and former CIA officers Abigail Spanberger of Virginia and Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, who won in a district Trump carried in 2016.

The letter came as Republican lawmakers, who have been widely critical of Trump’s action, chastised Democrats for not speaking out…

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Dov Hikind goes straight to visit the jewish community in germany to send a strong message

Dov Hikind: Whether it’s in NYC or Germany, Jews have every right to be proud and visible – anything less is antisemitic and intolerable.

It’s the antisemites that should be made to feel uncomfortable!

Check out the videos of Dov HIkind confronting the Germans on the streets head on. He’s also there to give Chizuk to the community.

Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP

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Thank G-d For Giving Us Life In The Synagogue Of Halle

A moving Facebook post was submitted by Talya Feldman, one of the congregants at the Halle synagogue which was attacked on Yom Kippur:
“Yesterday was Yom Kippur. The holiest day of the Jewish year, when G-d judges our past actions and sins and seals us in the book of life or death. And yesterday I was with the community of Halle in Germany, a community that welcomed me and my friends with open arms, when a shooter tried to break down the gate surrounding the synagogue and attack us. And yet he did not succeed. Not with bullets and not with explosives.
I do not know what the year ahead will bring, but I thank G-d that on the day of Yom Kippur He gave all of us in the synagogue of Halle life. And I mourn for those outside that were not as lucky…

Robert Michael/dpa via AP

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Shooting Latest Indication Of Increasing Anti-Semitism

The shooting that left two dead and several injured in Halle, Germany, on Wednesday — when Jews celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for their faith — has shined a spotlight on the worldwide rise of anti-Semitic incidents.

The attack in Germany, where investigators are pursuing anti-Semitic motives after the assailant reportedly shot at the door of a synagogue in an attempt to gain entry, drew swift condemnation from United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and renewed calls from Jewish groups in the U.S. to step up cooperation in combating anti-Semitism.

“We have been saying for several years that anti-Semitism is real, it’s resurgent, it’s lethal and it’s multi-sourced,” American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris said in an interview…

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First Cameras Go Up on NYC Buses to Catch Car in Bus Lanes

The first cameras to catch drivers who encroach on bus lanes were mounted on buses Monday morning on select routes in Manhattan as New York City begins a high-tech crackdown to gin up bus speeds.

The recording devices, which were installed on more than 50 buses, will capture the license plate numbers.

There will be a 60-day grace period, during which drivers will receive a warning in the mail. After that, violators will be penalized with a $50 fine. Repeat offenders will be ticketed at up to $250…

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Gov. Cuomo pressures MTA to cut LIRR commute times

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants the MTA to look into cutting Long Island Rail Road commute times.

While announcing the results of a study on how some New York City subway trains could speed up, Gov. Cuomo mentioned he wanted the MTA to look at ways to speed up the LIRR trains. He says that driving trains faster could reduce total commute times.

The MTA tells News 12 that the idea of having LIRR trains go faster isn’t new. It is something consultants working for the Train Speed Safety Task Force are looking into. But Kevin Sexton from the Engineers Union says it could be challenging or even cost money to redesign the LIRR’s tracks to operate trains much faster than they are now…

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Fire Started On Steps Of Brooklyn Jewish Center On Yom Kippur

VIN News Reports: A fire was set on the steps of the Brooklyn Jewish Center in Park Slope early Yom Kippur morning.

An unknown individual set a backpack on fire and left it on the steps of the Jewish center at approximately 1:00 AM on Wednesday, where it was discovered by police.

The FDNY arrived and extinguished the blaze.

The identity of the perpetrator is unknown at this time, however the NYPD reports that an unidentified male was seen setting the backpack on fire and fleeing on foot.

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Holocaust memorial in new york defaced on eve of yom kippur

Anti-Semitic graffiti and other hateful materials were found defacing a Holocaust memorial garden in White Plains, New York, on the eve of the holiest day for Jews, Yom Kippur.

The Garden of Remembrance, which commemorates the millions of Jews killed during World War II, was targeted ahead of the solemn day of atonement for members of the Jewish faith. Westchester County Police said they were investigating the incident.

“We are enraged by this act and heartbroken that individuals would target members of our community on the most solemn day in their tradition,” Westchester County Executive George Latimer said in a written statement. “We seek to find and punish those who did this act. We as a County, people of all faiths, stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters today and always”…

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Rav Avigdor Miller on Living for Hashem

Q: What does it mean when we ask Hashem for life and we say למענך אלקים חיים – “Let us live for Your sake Hashem”?

A: The words למענך אלקים חיים, for Your sake Elokim chayim, mean more than one thing. But one important thing is this. Hakodosh Boruch Hu wants to give us a great gift, the gift of knowing about Him.

Now, the fact that you believe in Hashem is very nice. But it’s not enough…

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Suspicious Vehicle Attempts to Lure Boro Park Children, Police Investigating

Police are investigating after three incidents on Motzei Shabbos in which the occupants of a suspicious vehicle attempted to lure Boro Park children to the car,

The three attempts occurred within a space of 30 minutes, as the car circled the area looking for young children around the ages 9-12. All the children who were approached ran away.

The locations where the attempts took place are: 18th Ave and 47th St, 55th St near 15th Ave and 51st St and 17th Ave.

The NYPD has launched an investigation and will add additional patrols during these weeks when greater numbers of children are out of school and on the streets…

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Netanyahu Condemns Violence In Arab Sector And Pledges More Police To Fight It

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned acts of violence and murder in the Arab sector and pledged to allocate additional police manpower to fight against the phenomenon.

The statement issued on Sunday came a day after hundreds of Arab-Israelis demonstrated throughout the country and announced plans for further protests throughout the month.

In the statement, Netanyahu also called on the Arab-Israeli public to refrain from violence of any kind in the context of protest action. “All of us need to act responsibility and cooperate in order to fight violence,” the statement said…

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Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi shiur -segula for shidduch

Wash and bench seven times Erev Yom Kippur

Listen to the moving words of Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeschutz: לפני ערב יום כיפור, מתרבה מרה שחורה ובכיות בבתי ישראל, כי השטן – יש לו שליטה כל שי”ן סמ”ך דל”ת ימים, כמנין “דילי” ‐ Before Yom Kippur, melancholy and crying increase among Jewish households, because the Satan has control 364 days of the year, according to the g’matriya of his name.

But the 365th day is Yom Kippur. On that day there’ no Satan and no evil inclination. That’s why he works so hard against us this time of year –he knows he’s about to disappear for a day…

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Suspect Charged With Murder In Fatal Beatings Of 4 Homeless People In NYC

On Sunday, authorities identified the suspect as 24-year-old Randy Rodriguez-Santos, who is also homeless. He was charged with murder, attempted murder and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Rodriguez-Santos was apprehended a few blocks from the scene of the attacks. Nearby investigators found a metal pipe they believe was used as a weapon, Chief of Detectives Michael Baldassano said at a news conference Saturday morning.

“The motive right now seems to be random attacks,” said Baldassano, who oversees investigations for south Manhattan, noting that race or age did not appear to play a part in the crime. Police say the men were sleeping when they were attacked…

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Remembering ari fuld z"L, His neshama should have an aliyah

1 year ago, Ari Fuld was stabbed in the back by a Palestinian terrorist and heroically fought back, chasing after the terrorist and shooting him before collapsing.

Ari succumbed to his wounds at the hospital. Today we remember the brave defender of Israel…

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Hasidic Household Income Up 43% In 8 Years

Census data reviewed by OJPAC shows that the average income for Hasidic Households jumped by 43.1% from 2009 through 2017. The data is based on the Village of Kiryas Joel in Orange County, NY, whose population of 23,000 is Hasidic and is the largest Hasidic population quantified by the Census.

In 2009, the mean (average) household income in Kiryas Joel was $28,452 or $32,480 in 2017 inflation-adjusted dollars. The average household income in 2017 was $46,506; a jump of $14,026 or a rise of 43.1% in a mere eight years.

The change in Household Income tracked very closely to the change in earnings for Male workers in the same period. This is so because income in most KJ households is generated by the males…

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Sunday October 6th - Kapporos

Bnos Bais Yaakov: 10 am – 10 pm

Aish Kodesh: 12 pm – 8 pm

$20 Each

ONE DAY ONLY!

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Teshuva drasha In Honor Of Mrs. (Morah) Miriam Adler, a”h

Teshuva Drasha Harav Schorr
Divrei Zikoron: R’ Yaakov Bender
Intro Remarks: R’ Eytan Feiner

Sunday Evening: 8:00 PM
October 6th, @ The White Shul

Read article below about Mrs. Miriam Adler A’H.

Photo Source: WBNS

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Four Sleeping Homeless Men Beaten to Death Early Saturday Morning in NYC's Chinatown; 1 in Custody: Police

A homeless man was taken into custody after four other sleeping homeless men were beaten to death with a metal pipe overnight in Chinatown, authorities said.

NYPD officers responding to a 911 call around 1:50 a.m. on Saturday found an unconscious man lying in the street with “severe head trauma” near 2 Bowery, Assistant Chief Stephen Hughes, the commanding officer of Patrol Borough Manhattan South, said at a news conference Saturday morning.

A second man with head trauma approached officers at the scene, Hughes said. Witnesses told the officers a man in a black jacket and black pants struck the unconscious victim in the head with a metal pipe several times before fleeing the scene…

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Syrian Man with Knife Detained Trying to Enter Synagogue Yelling "Allah Akbar" During Friday Night Shabbat

Two guards protecting a Berlin synagogue in the Mitte district detained a Syrian man who apparently sought to enter the building with a knife on Friday. According to a report in the German daily Bild, the Damascus-born man shouted, “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is Great” -a phrase frequently uttered before or during radical Islamic terrorist attacks.

The guards drew their firearms and the police were notified. A police spokeswoman said the guards kept their weapons holstered but the man ignored them. The security guards reportedly said “Knife away and stop immediately.”

Bild reported that the Syrian man did not drop the knife and repeated sentences in Arabic. The guards remained at a distance with their firearms out. Police appeared and sprayed an irritating gas in the man’s face..

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Headlines Podcast: Today’s Teshuvah is different than past generations: Find out how

With Rabbi Efrem Goldberg – Senior Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue 

With Rabbi Jonathan Rietti – Senior Lecturer, Gateways

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Rabbi Eli Monsour, Description: Shabbat Shuba- The Most Urgent Teshuba That We Need Today

During this period of the Aseret Yemeh Teshuba the Ten Days of Repentance, from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur the Yeser Hara (evil inclination) is going to get clever. In a desperate attempt to sabotage our efforts to perform the kind of Teshuba we really need to perform, it will lure us to make worthwhile but relatively trivial changes in our behavior. This way, we will feel good about ourselves, content that we’ve made some progress when in truth we’ve skirted the main issue, we’ve avoided the primary problem that we need to address.

In todays age and age, no issue must be addressed more urgently than the issue of screens…

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County OKs Woodmere Club plan

The outline, commonly known as the scope, of a proposed 285-home development at the Woodmere Club was unanimously approved by the eight-member Nassau County Planning Commission on Sept. 26.

Developers Efrem Gerszberg and Robert Weiss, who bought the club in 2017 for roughly $9 million, plan to create Willow View Estates on 114.25 acres of the property’s 118 acres. They agreed to pay nearly $15 million in debt the club had accrued. The 111- year-old club is scheduled to close in October 2021.

The developers will now use the outline to produce the next step in the process, the state-required draft environmental impact statement. Their proposal underwent a State Environmental Quality Review, which included a review of public comments by the Nassau County Department of Public Works…

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AOC Insanity continues: AOC fan suggests eating babies in order to save the climate

Breaking: AOC fan tells her that we need to start eating babies to stop Climate Change, AOC does not object.

Check the video below.

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Crown Heights Shul Broken Into This Past Shabbos

Do you recognize this person? The NYPD is searching for a man who broke into a shul in Crown Heights this past Shabbos and stole a few items.

Another burglary and act of vandalism on a Shul occurred this past Shabbos at a Shul in Crown Heights.

The Shul is located near Schenectady Avenue and Crown Street and the incident was captured on a surveillance camera. The burglar first threw a brick into the glass door at approximately 6:30 am. He then returned a few minutes later and threw a 2nd brick. He then entered the Shul and stole a few items…

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Swedish Center Party Leader ‘Regrets’ Endorsement of the bris milah Ban Amid Jewish, Muslim Protests

The leader of one of Sweden’s main political parties has said that she “regrets” last week’s annual conference vote in favor of a ban on male circumcision — a decision that was criticized by one prominent European rabbi as a “request for Jews to leave Sweden.”

Annie Lööf — leader of the liberal Center Party, which governed the country from 2006-14 — was reported by Swedish news outlet The Local on Wednesday to have expressed “regrets” at the vote for the ban, emphasizing that the 18-member party board on which she sits had earlier rejected the proposal unanimously. At the party’s annual conference in the city of Karlstadt last weekend, that board’s decision was overturned, resulting in an overwhelming vote of 314 to 166 delegates in favor of the ban…

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NY court blocks vaping ban in victory for flavored e-cig companies

NYPOST: In a reprieve for Juul and other vaping companies, a state appellate court on Thursday temporarily halted a proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes that was set to take effect Friday.
The ruling by an appellate panel in Albany delays Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency executive action banning all flavored vape products besides menthol for at least a week, after the vaping industry filed suit to stop it.
The ban will remain on hold until at least Oct. 18, when the parties are back in court. “We are very pleased with the New York State Appellate Division’s decision, which acknowledges the strength of our claims about the State’s executive overreach,” said Tony Abboud, who heads the Vapor Technology Association…

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Permits Filed For 14-06 Gateway Boulevard In Far Rockaway, Queens

Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 14-06 Gateway Boulevard in Far Rockaway, Queens. Located between Mott Avenue and Everdell Avenue, the lot is near the Far Rockaway Mott Avenue subway station, serviced by the A train. Jamar Adams of Rockaway North L.P. is listed as the owner behind the applications.

The proposed 88-foot-tall development will yield 159,437 square feet, with 124,709 square feet designated for residential space and 8,457 square feet for commercial use. The building will have 149 residences, most likely rentals based on the average unit scope of 836 square feet. The concrete-based structure will also have a cellar and a 53-foot-long rear yard…

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fire prevention day at the woodmere fire station

This Sunday October 6th is fire prevention day at the Woodmere fire department where there are different stations and a smoke house to teach children and parents alike about fire as well as smoke and what to do if it should C”V happen to them. There are also blow ups and fire truck rides. Come join 12-4pm.

We will be open early from 11:30am for special needs children and their immediate family only.

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Man Armed With Samurai Sword Is Killed By Liquor Store Clerk on Long Island

Breaking911 Reports: PORT JEFFERSON, Long Island — A man armed with a samurai sword was fatally shot by a liquor store employee on Long Island Thursday.

The incident went down at the Port Jeff Liquors — located at 156 E Main Street. According to WABC, the clerk ‘called 911 to report a man entered the store and was swinging the sword when an employee shot the man.’

The suspect died at the scene.

It was unclear if the incident was a robbery attempt. Police are investigating.

Courtesy of Legoland

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lego land to open july 2020 in goshen, NY - 2 hr drive from the 5T's!

The newest Legoland in the United States has announced its opening day. Legoland New York Resort will hold its grand opening celebration July 4, 2020, park officials announced Wednesday.

“The Fourth of July means family,” said Matt Besterman, the park’s public relations manager, “and at Legoland theme parks, families can ride, climb, pay, learn and build together.”

At the same time, children can celebrate their independence by riding their first roller coaster — the Dragon — or driving their first car at Legoland Driving School, he said…

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Disgraceful: Womens Shaitel ripped off her head in williamsburg

NYScanner: “Williamsburg – Man pulls wig off head of Hasidic woman walking on Marcy Avenue and Myrtle Avenue on Rosh Hashanah. #HateCrime @NYCMayor @NYPDnews “
WMSBG News: “SHOCKING ATTACK on Jewish women during high holidays, gangsters pulled down her headscarf and wig on Sunday night in front of her kids at Marcy x Myrtle ave”

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Anti-Semite Al Sharpton Invited To East Side Synagogue On Rosh Hashanah; Petition Started

Rev. Al Sharpton has a well documented history of anti-semitic and hateful rhetoric. Jews all over still recall his racist incitement that led to the Crown Heights riots in 1991.

The riots famousy led to the murder of Yankel Rosenbaum. About three hours after the riots began, early on the morning of August 20, a group of approximately 20 young black men surrounded Yankel Rosenbaum, a 29-year-old Jewish University of Melbourne student in the United States conducting research for his doctorate. They stabbed him several times in the back and beat him severely, fracturing his skull.

Therefore it was a shocking development when East Side Synagogue invited Sharpton to come speak, and on Rosh Hashanah of all days…

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Netanyahu and Gantz to meet on Wednesday

Matzav Via Arutz Sheva: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday phoned MK Benny Gantz, who is in London, so as to bring about a breakthrough in negotiations for a unity government before returning the mandate to the president.
Netanyahu suggested that the two meet immediately upon Gantz’s return to Israel on Wednesday, and the prime minister even proposed to come to Gantz’s house to meet with him.
The two agreed that the coalition negotiating teams would meet Wednesday morning, while Prime Minister Netanyahu would meet with Gantz apparently toward evening. At the end of their conversation, the two wished each other and all the citizens of Israel a happy new year…

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LI Bloomingdale's Loss Prevention Officers Robbed Store: Police

Two loss prevention officers from a Garden City Bloomindagle’s were arrested after police say they conspired to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars of merchandise from the store.

According to police, Teron Butcher, 29, of 145th Avenue, Queens, was a loss prevention officer at the Bloomingdale’s at the Roosevelt Field Mall. Police say he manipulated the cameras in the store to allow Kenneth John, 30, of 161st Street, Queens, to hide and stay in the store after-hours. John was also a loss prevention officer at the store…

Source: TripSavvy

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NYC Heat to Near Record Before Cooling in ‘Roller Coaster’ Week

New York City will flirt with record heat Wednesday when the temperature is set to reach 89 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius), just one degree shy of a level that’s only been hit five times on this date in 150 years.

If the mercury reaches 90 on Oct. 2, it will tie a record last felt in 1927. The heat is being driven by a high pressure ridge across the eastern U.S., part of a see-saw effect that’s also seeing a winter storm and frigid cold race across the west. More than three feet (0.9 meters) of snow fell on Montana, where Governor Steve Bullock declared a winter storm emergency…

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NYPD friendly Gunfire Kills 1 Of Its Own

Death of NYPD officer Brian Mulkeen (33) was a result of ‘tragic’ friendly fire, Police Commissioner says.

NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen, (33), passed away after being shot in the Bronx last night. He was in a struggle with a gang member when he was shot. The suspect was shot & killed. Only later on did they realize he was shot by friendly fire.

Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

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Netanyahu Pre-Indictment Hearings To Include More Hours Of Testimony Over 2 Weeks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-indictment hearing will be spread out over two weeks and will include more hours of testimony, according to reports.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Sunday told Netanyahu’s legal team that it will have more time to present defense arguments in three corruption cases against the prime minister.

The first hearings will be held on October 2 and 4, and deal solely with Case 4000, the most serious since it deals with bribery…

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5TC wishes it's viewers a K'Siva Va'Chasima Tovah, sweet new year!

Candle Lighting (18 minutes before sunset): 6:22

* Minyanim Times in most Shuls Erev R”H for Shachris are app. 1 hour early. Please check out your Shul Bulletin. 

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Headlines Podcast: Preparing for the best year of your life

Yud Gimmel Middos: How does it work? Is it magic? What do they mean? A fascinating new understanding

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Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum Parshas Nitzavim, Rosh Hashanah

Our Exclusive video this week on the Parsha by Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, Rabbi Emeritus YILC.

This is part of the 5TC Weekly Parsha Series from Rabbanim arround the Community as an initiative to connect the community together through Torah. 

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Rabbi Eli Monsour, Description: Understanding the Shofars Call

The Midrash (Vayikra Rabba) teaches that on Rosh Hashanah, G-d sits on the “throne of judgment,” ready to carefully judge and scrutinize every individual. But when we sound the shofar, G-d rises from the “throne of judgment” and sits on the “throne of compassion.” It is thus through the sounding of the shofar that we avoid strict judgment and earn G-ds mercy for a favorable sentence.

How does this work? How does the sounding of the shofar have such an effect?..

Source: Abir Sultan/Flash90

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Creating Options And Opportunities For Haredi Youth To Serve In The IDF

A recent political deadlock over the issue of drafting haredi (ultra-Orthodox) youths into the Israel Defense Forces was one of the key reasons that led Israelis to the polls last week for the second time in less than six months.

The second national vote on Sept. 17 was held after Yisrael Beiteinu Party chief Avigdor Lieberman refused to join a coalition that would fail to pass his haredi draft law. The law was based on a formula drawn up by defense officials and called for a limited, yet fixed, draft cycle to resolve the draft dispute, which tears at the strings of Israeli society…

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Legendary Torah Philanthropist Rechnitz: “Mir Is Too Big And Important To Fail”

Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim, the largest yeshiva in the world unfortunately fell behind six months in paying its yungeleit.

R’ Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz, arguably from today’s largest tomchei Torah v’chesed, not wanting the yungeleit to go into Rosh Hashanah without being able to afford basic necessities, gave each avreich a check to cover at least one chalukah, or payroll, at an estimated overall total of $2 million. Because of the lack of time before Yom Tov, the actual checks had to be dispensed to each avreich from Shlomo Yehuda’s personal Israeli foundation, “V’harikosi,” which annually supports over 1,200 mosdos a year in Eretz Yisroel.

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‘If You Can’t Be Antisemitic, There’s No Free Speech,’ Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad Tells Appreciative Crowd at Columbia University

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad defended his right to express antisemitic views in the name of free speech in remarks to Columbia University students on Wednesday. Speaking to a packed audience at the university’s Global Leaders Forum, the 94-year-old leader — whose decades-old conviction that “the Jews rule the world by proxy” has never wavered — also refused to say whether he accepted the fact that six million Jews were murdered during the Nazi Holocaust.

“Why can’t I say something about the Jews, when people say nasty things about me and about Malaysia?” Mahathir complained, as he responded to a powerfully-worded challenge posed by a member of the Columbia chapter of Students Supporting Israel…

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Judge Says AOC Should Testify About Blocking Dov Hikind on Twitter

During a two-hour hearing today held in federal court on a lawsuit brought by former assemblyman Dov Hikind against Rep. Alexandera Ocasio-Cortez for being blocked on Twitter, Hikind testified about the nature of his tweets that led to him being blocked by AOC.

Hikind asserted his right to access to AOC’s tweets, and explained that his critical tweets were those that took her to task for using fraught terms like “concentration camps” and “never again” to refer to ICE detention facilities.

AOC’s campaign manager Rebecca Rodriguez also testified and revealed that Ocasio-Cortez is the only one with access to her @AOC account; she’s the one who decided to block Hikind and actually did the blocking..

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After Stunning Discovery, Remains of Holocaust Victims to be Buried in Monsey on Thursday

Nearly 75 years after the destruction of the Chelmno death camp, the remains of an unknown number of Holocaust victims will be brought to kever yisroel at a Monsey cemetery. The remains were part of a donation of Holocaust artifacts gifted to the Holocaust Muesum and Center for Tolerance and Education, located within Rockland Community College, several years ago.

According to curator Julie Golding, the museum has received many Holocaust related items over the years, some of which were dropped off anonymously. An effort to catalog and digitize the museum’s artifacts led to the discovery of a box of what was believed to be dirt this past January, but a forensic analysis revealed that human bone fragments were mixed in with ashes that had been collected at Chelmno by a Holocaust survivor…

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shul dedicated in honor of Rabbi Herzberg ZT"L comes to fruition

A letter from Reb Yudi Herzberg to thank the community for participating:

“Baruch HaShem with your help this past Thursday we closed on our house for Khal Zichron Chanina Getzel!

Thank you so much for helping me create the Shul לעולי נשמת my father! Tizku L’Mitzvos”

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Google translate gets political by not recognizing israel

Rudy Rochman Tweet: “This is absolutely unacceptable!

When you type in “הגיע לארץ ישראל” on Google Translate, which means “came to Israel”, it instead tranalates the sentence to “came to Palestine”. 

Rudy further explains in a much deeper way below on his facebook page how anti Semitic this realy is:

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'Emunah' of the 5 Towns presents the pre rosh hashanah one stop shop

September 26th

7:45 pm – Doors open
8:00 pm – Fitness Mashup
8:45 pm – Full Boutique

Alana@emunah.org
917-287-5846

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Gantz: We Won’t Sit In Government With PM Who’s About To Be Indicted

Blue & White Chairman MK Benny Gantz explained the reasons for disagreements over the unity government.

“After the last meeting with the President, and at his request, the chairman of the Blue & White negotiating team was appointed and the chairman of the negotiating team on behalf of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu was appointed. To our disappointment, MK Yariv Levin insisted that he was negotiating as the head of the right-wing block and not the Likud…

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BH, The Driver has been found guilty on 6 counts. Joel Kaplan shares his feelings & Recounts the story

Update as of 9/24 [7:45 PM]: At about 2:30 PM today, the jury notified the Court that they had reached a verdict.

My wife Leah and my daughter Bryna and I were in the courtroom.

It reminded me l’havdol of shul between Musaf and mincha on Yom Kippur. Quiet, a few people talking quietly, davening still, maybe dozing. Then as it gets closer to mincha, the buzz of activity begins.

There was a scurry of activity, as the attorneys, the judge, the court officers (increased to five, surrounding the defendant) and attorneys and press came into the courtroom…

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Did you ever watch a family in the midst of tragedy? Did you ever stand next to a mother when she gets that phone call? Did you ever listen to the weeping of a young woman at her husband’s funeral? Did you ever feel the paralyzing fear as a loved one is ripped from this world?Hopefully you never did.
Most of us have never been in the wake of tragedy- because Misaskim is there. Quietly, discreetly, volunteers set up homes, move mountains to arrange burials, lift the spirits of young yesomim, and step in- in whatever way possible.
Yet, Misaskim is so much more than the trucks and chairs that people recognize.

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mir yerushalayim matching campaign

The mir is running a campaign where all donations will be matched. They are in desperate need to pay those learning in their kollel. They are very behind in paying them.

Thank you very much and tizku limitzvos!! It should be a zchus for your whole family!

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Netanyahu Tapped To Form New Government

The office of Israel’s president says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been given the difficult task of forming a new government. Wednesday’s decision came after President Reuven Rivlin’s attempts to broker a unity government between Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, failed.
Rivlin and Netanyahu were to give statements later Wednesday. Netanyahu faces an uphill struggle. After a tight election, his Likud party, along with smaller allied parties, controls 55 seats, short of the required 61-seat majority in parliament.
His former ally, the Yisrael Beitenu party, refuses to sit in a government with Netanyahu’s ultra-religious partners. And dovish opposition parties are unlikely to back Netanyahu. He now has up to six weeks to form a coalition. If he fails, Gantz will likely be given a chance…

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Halachos of Rosh Hashana - Yom Kippur, Rabbi Tzvi Yaakov Stein

-First night Slichos is supposed to be said at night.

-If Slichos are going to be said at night, it can’t be before chatzos.

-In desperate situations, for example, it’s dangerous to go outside, it can be said two hours before chatzos but not before that.

-In the morning, Birchas Hatorah should be said before Slichos…

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A frum jew assaulted in flatbush on his way to shul

Councilman Chaim Deutsch: I’m working with the victim of a hate crime in Gravesend, who was verbally assaulted this morning as he entered a synagogue for prayers.

The assailant made a specific physical threat to the victim, and then attempted to punch him repeatedly.

Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

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Upping The Pressure, Rivlin Invites Netanyahu And Gantz For Unity Talks

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, to his residence on Monday in an effort to sway the leaders of the two largest Knesset factions to form a unity government and end the political gridlock that has emerged from the country’s Sept. 17 election. Netanyahu accepted the president’s invitation immediately, with Gantz accepting about an hour later.

Under Israeli law, following a general election, the president must task a Knesset member with forming a new government. The president must choose the Knesset member that he believes has the best chance of winning a confidence vote in the Knesset plenum…

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FYI: Star k reminder for rosh hashonah simanim (Links & Links included)

At this time of year when many of us are using figs, dates and leeks, this is a reminder to check these items properly:

DATES: It is recommended that one open and do a visual inspection on a few out of each container. If no insects can be seen, one can assume the rest are insect-free.

FIGS: Open each one and check carefully for infestation (typically wasps, beetles or worms)…

photo credit: HAIM ZACH/GPO

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netanyahu 55, gantz 54 as president reuven rivlin concludes consultations

After completing his consultations with all nine political factions represented in the incoming Knesset, which is set be inaugurated next week, President Reuven Rivlin emerged to thank the media for its attendance, but explained that he still had not finished the process for giving a mandate to one of the two main candidates, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or Blue and White leader Benny Gantz.

For this reason, he refused to answer questions before meeting with Netanyahu and Gantz on Monday night, saying that whatever answer he gave to any question would provoke another question…

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the New York Police Department said it will increase its presence in Jewish neighborhoods before and during the High Holidays.

Increased foot patrols and specialized units such as counterterrorism teams will be deployed throughout the communities, Commissioner James O’Neill announced Wednesday. He said not all of them would be identifiable

The NYPD has reported a 63 percent rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes throughout the city this year. Brooklyn’s heavily Jewish neighborhoods have seen a slew of attacks on visibly Jewish people over the past several weeks.

O’Neill appeared at a news conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio. “It’s my obligation as mayor to make sure the Jewish population is protected not just the High Holy Days but every day, and the sacred responsibility of the NYPD as well,” De Blasio said. “We’ve seen the rise of hate crimes in this city even this year compared to last year, but we cannot be afraid.”..

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Rosh Hashana Tips, by Rabbi Yitzi Ross.

Baruch Hashem, this blog/advice column has been growing tremendously. I want to wish all of you a wonderful year of Bracha and Hatzlacha – and most importantly, Nachas from your children. Although we’re in middle of a “Kids writing in” campaign, I wanted to take a break for the Yomim Tovim. Here are some updated Rosh Hashana tips. Enjoy!

Many of us have wonderful memories from when we were children. Try to give your kids some amazing memories as well. Even if the chazzan doesn’t know the correct Niggun or the Rav speaks a bit longer than you would like, keep an upbeat attitude so your children can have a positive experience…

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pre selichos in aish kodesh, woodmere

Watch the final moments of the very last Kaddish from Motzai Shabbos.

Special thanks to ‘Eser921’ (user on YouTube): “Once again we bring you the closing moments of the 1st night of Slichos at Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere New York”.

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Rivi & Eli Schwebel Pre Selichos Kumzitz in the Red Shul

Check out the exclusive 5TC video of some clips below.

Hope you’re as inspired as all in attendance were!

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Rally against antisemitism draws quite the crowd

Dov Hikind: Thank you to EVERYONE who took our msg to heart and showed up! And thank you to all the partner orgs who put their time and effort into making this rally against antisemitism a resounding success.

And as long as Jews are being attacked we will never be silent!

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MORE HATE: 2 Chasidic Jews were attacked Friday night in Williamburg

MORE HATE: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 2 Hasidic Jews were attacked Friday night at Wythe av x South 10 st by a group of 7 youngsters who threw down their ‘Shtreimel’, please contact @NYPD90Pct @WspuShomrim 7182370202 if you have any info or cameras in the area.

Watch ‘Williamsburg News’ Twitter video below.

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Queens F Train Partially Derails, MTA Reports Major Service Disruptions

Subway service has been severely disrupted in Queens after a Manhattan-bound F train partially derailed Saturday night.

MTA Communications Director Tim Minton says two wheels on the first car of the train came off the tracks near the Sutphin Boulevard Station just before 8 p.m.

NYCT Subway: There are multiple impacts to F train service across the city right now. We strongly encourage riders to consider using other lines or local bus service, where possible…

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Measles alert for Long Island Rail Road customers

The Nassau County Health Department says it detected a second case of measles, and the infected person rode the Long Island Rail Road last week. The infected person was riding on trains September 11th and 12th between Mineola and Penn Station.
They were also on the LIRR several times on Saturday the 14th, stopping in Mineola, Hempstead, Jamaica and Penn Station. Anyone who rode the same trains could have been exposed to measles.
The Nassau County Health Department says that anyone with symptoms should contact their doctor. Check the link below for a list of dates and times the infected person rode the LIRR:

Courtesy of Matthew Lapiska

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Downtown Far Rockaway $139 million renewal project nearly underway

Downtown Far Rockaway will get its long awaited extreme makeover. City officials, elected leaders and community members joined together to break ground on a $139 million project that will transform and revitalize a 25 block area of the neighborhood which has not seen any large infrastructure investments in decades.
“This historic $139 million investment in Downtown Far Rockaway’s infrastructure is a critical component for the future success of our community,” City Councilman Donovan Richards said.
“These long overdue investment will bring new streetscapes, plaza space, green infrastructure and improved stormwater drainage that will ensure a more pedestrian friendly Far Rockaway that can better manage future storms while also beautifying the commercial corridors and the transportation hub of the peninsula”…

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RNSP helps with the fire in elmont

RNSP: “We are always ready to assist as needed. Our units did a great job assisting with traffic control as Elmont FD handled a building fire on a busy stretch of roadway”.

The 5 Towns Community as always thanks RNSP for their constant help!

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Rav Avigdor Miller on America Ruined Our Ellul

Q: Why is it that in Europe, in the yeshivos and even among the balabatim, there was a real sensation of eimas ha’din, the fear of the upcoming judgement, during Elul, while here in America we don’t see that type of feeling? Aren’t we frum just like they were in Europe?

A: Let me explain something to you. In the ancient times – and by ancient, I mean a hundred years ago – when they bentched Rosh Chodesh Elul there was a trembling, a tziternish. Yes. As soon as they mentioned Elul there was a tziternish. And that’s because in those days people lived with emunah…

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Rabbi Eli Monsour - Parashat Matot-Mase: The Repentance of Reuben and Gad

Parashat Matot tells the story of the tribes of Reuben and Gad, who approached Moshe and requested permission to permanently settle in the region east of the Jordan River, instead of settling in Eretz Yisrael along with the rest of the nation.

Moshe initially reacted very angrily, censuring these tribes for choosing not…

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Major Accident at the corner of broadway and columbia ave

This accident is backing up Broadway and Central in both directions.
5TC suggests using Rock Hall Rd. into Kenridge or West Broadway. Police & Hatzalah are on scene. Besuros Tovos iyh!

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