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Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe - Parshas Va'eschanan

Our Exclusive video this week on the Parsha by Rosh Hayishiva, Mesivta Ateres Yaakov.

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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New Shul in Lawrence

A new Kehilla, Khal Mevakshei Hashem has opened its doors in the previous home of Machon Basya Rochel seminary. The shul is under the leadership of R’ Yussie Zakutinsky. On Tisha B’av the kehilla hosted a …

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Rashida Tlaib won't visit her grandmother after all

BJL Reports: Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has announced that she will not visit her grandmother after all.

“When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions. I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies,” she added.

Tlaib concluded, “Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice”…

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Teenage Siblings Injured In Ramming Attack

Media Source: BJL, Two teenagers were seriously injured Friday afternoon in a ramming attack near the entrance to the Gush Etzion town of Elazar, Magen David Adom (MDA) reported.

The victims have been identified as a 19-year-old sister and her 17-year-old brother from Gush Etzion. The boy was seriously injured, while his sister was moderately injured. Both victims were treated by MDA and have been transferred to Jerusalem hospitals….

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Granted Permission to Enter Israel to Visit Grandmother

Media Source: Matzav, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has been granted permission to enter Israel to visit her elderly grandmother on the West Bank. Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) had been denied access to enter Israel under pressure from President Donald Trump, who suggested Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu would appear “weak” if he allowed the congresswomen to visit. But on Friday morning, Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri approved a written request after Tlaib penned a letter overnight, the Jerusalem Psot reports.
“I would like to request admittance to Israel in order to visit my relatives, and specifically my grandmother, who is in her 90s…

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Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits to be Inaugurated as Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah

Media Source: Matzav, Around the world, millions have been impacted by Aish HaTorah, an innovator in Jewish outreach. At the heart of Aish HaTorah is its yeshiva (academy of advanced Torah study) overlooking the Western Wall. In 1974, Rabbi Noach Weinberg zt”l founded Aish HaTorah and as its visionary Rosh Yeshiva set the organization’s spiritual, educational, and philosophical direction.
In recent years, this position has gone unoccupied, leaving a large void. In the search for a new Rosh Yeshiva, one candidate – an “Aish insider” – stood out. Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits had previously been Menahel Ruchani (spiritual guide) at Aish HaTorah…

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TRUMP: ISRAEL WEAK IF IT LETS ILHAN OMAR AND RASHIDA TLAIB INTO COUNTRY

JPOST Reports: US President Donald Trump called on Israel not to allow far-Left Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib into Israel, and wrote that admitting the two “would show great weakness.”

The President tweeted that “they hate Israel and all Jewish people, and there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace”…

 

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SCAM ALERT: Members Of Jewish Community In NYC Recently Scammed – Some In Terrifying Incidents

YWN Reports: The scams have prompted Shomrim as well as former Assemblyman Dov Hikind to issue public alerts.

In one recent scam, the Boro Park Shomrim received a call on their hotline from a woman saying her husband is in the process of being scammed in Midtown Manhattan. Shomrim quickly alerted members in all neighborhoods, and members responded and found the victim – literally – as he was about to wire nearly $3,000 in cash (see attached photo) using Western Union. Thankfully, much grief for this victim was saved.

Unfortunately, there have been quite a few cases where the victims have in fact wired thousands of dollars (in each case) to scamsters operating overseas…

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Jerusalem - "Squad Members" Tlaib And Omar Plan Temple Mount Visit, Israel Braces For Violence

BJL via VIN Reports: Israel is planning for the possibility that Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will visit the Temple Mount. Tlaib, D-Mich., is visiting Israel next week, and Omar, D-Minn., is reportedly joining, according to the Jerusalem Post.

The Times of Israel cited a report by Israel’s Channel 13 that said Israeli officials held a meeting where they said that if Tlaib, who is Palestinian-American, and Omar, who was born in Somalia, visit the Jerusalem site, they should not do so alongside Palestinian Authority officials, as it could be seen as backing Palestinian claims to the site…

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Op-ed on the proposal put forth in regards to The Woodmere Club

As a resident of the five towns, I would like to express my strong opposition to any development at the Woodmere Club property…

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FAA Bans Some Apple Laptops From Flights Over Fire Risk

Matzav via The Hill Reports: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Tuesday it is banning certain MacBook Pro laptops from flights after Apple recently said that batteries in select units posed fire risks.
The FAA said in a statement to The Hill it was “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops” and that it had informed major U.S. airlines of the recall.
The agency went on to remind airlines to follow 2016 safety instructions for products containing recalled batteries…

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New York - CBS, Viacom To Reunite As Media Giants Bulk Up For Streaming

BJL via VIN: New York – CBS and Viacom announced a long-anticipated reunion Tuesday, bringing together their television networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants bulk up to challenge streaming companies like Netflix.

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, who will become CEO of the combined company, said the new ViacomCBS will be “one of only a few companies with the breadth and depth of content and reach to shape the future of our industry”…

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German Police Investigate After Check-In Attendant at Berlin Airport Subjects Passenger to Antisemitic Abuse

Matzav Reports: Police in Germany are investigating an incident at an airport in Berlin in which a passenger wearing a Star of David necklace was allegedly subjected to antisemitic abuse by a member of staff during check-in.
The incident took place at Berlin’s Tegel Airport last Saturday. The passenger, reported to be a 50-year-old Spanish man who lives in the German capital, was attempting to board a flight with discount airline Easyjet to the island of Menorca. At the check-in counter, he became embroiled in argument with a female attendant over additional baggage fees. The female employee is alleged to have directed antisemitic insults at the passenger in both English and Arabic, before preventing him from getting on the flight…

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BDE: Israeli Mekubal “The Chalban” (Milkman) Is Niftar

YWN Reports: Mekubal Rav Chaim Cohen-Farhiya known as the (The Chalban) Milkman passed away after being recently hospitalized in Tel Hashomer Hospital.

Rabbi Chaim had a custom of not growing a beard or wearing a suit. He did wear a cap and worked for a living in a dairy plant in Givatayim. Many people used to come from all over to receive brachos from him…

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Arrives in Israel, Meets With Israeli President Rivlin

Matzav via VIN Reports: Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who is on a visit to Israel, met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday. Sandberg presented the president with a signed copy of her book Option B, the Israeli Government Press Office said in a statement.
“I admire him for standing up for diversity and kindness across the country,” Sandberg wrote on her Facebook page.
On Wednesday, Sandberg will hold an open-to-the-public event in Tel Aviv dedicated to the launch of the local office of her organization, Lean In, which is focused on promoting gender equality in the workforce. At the event, Sandberg will be speaking to Rachel Ben Shoshe, who heads Lean In’s Israel office…

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ALERT: Baby Spinach Sold In 10 States Over Salmonella Fears

YWN Reports: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach. The products being recalled are 6 oz Dole Baby Spinach bag, Lot code W20308A (UPC code 0-71430-00964-2), and 10 oz Dole Baby Spinach clamshell, Lot code W203010 (UPC code 0-71430-00016-8), both with Use-by dates of 08-05-2019, due to a possible health risk from Salmonella.
The impacted products were distributed in IL, IN, KY, MI, NJ, NY, OH, TN, VA, and WI. This product is expired and should no longer be on retail shelves. Consumers are advised to check product they have in their homes…

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Bogota, Colombia - Colombia Airmen Plunge To Death Wrapped In Flag During Stunt

BJL via VIN Reports: Bogota, Columbia – Two members of Colombia’s air force plunged to their deaths wrapped in their nation’s flag when a cable hanging from a helicopter snapped while they were performing a mid-air stunt Sunday.
The accident happened during a parade to mark the traditional Medellin Flower Fair. The city’s airport was immediately closed in the aftermath of the accident.
Videos circulating on social media show the moment when the two airmen fall to their death. Moments earlier they had been clinging to a metal cable and waving…

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MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING 2 JEWISH MEN IN CROWN HEIGHTS

JPOST Reports: A man who assaulted two Jewish men in Crown Heights, New York, on Friday evening is facing charges for hate crime. According to the New York Police Department, just after 7 p.m. on Friday night, a 39-year-old man identified as Kenya Dean started arguing with a Jewish man on Carroll Street in Crown Heights.

Dean made several antisemitic remarks, broke a glass bottle and later pepper-sprayed the 27-year-old Jewish man in the face. Police also confirmed that Dean then hit a 62-year-old man at the scene with a stick, lightly injuring him…

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Commander of Elite Border Police Unit Describes Capture of Israeli Youth Dvir Sorek’s Killers

Matzav Reports: Shortly after the weekend arrest of the terrorists responsible for last week’s killing of yeshiva student Dvir Sorek in the West Bank, the commander of the squad that detained the killers described what happened in interviews with Israeli media.

Second Lieutenant S. of Israel’s Counter Terrorism Unit (ICTU), an elite unit of the Border Police, said he knew as soon as the news of Sorek’s murder…

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Pompeo Tweets: Khamenei ‘Sick’ To Call For Violence Against Israel On Tisha B’av

Matzav Reports: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday after Khamenei exhorted Muslim pilgrims to “take an active part” in defeating American “deceit,” referring to the U.S. Middle East peace plan. “It’s sick that on the eve of #TishaBAv—a solemn day for the Jewish people—[Khamenei] calls for violence against the Jewish state,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter.

Amid reports that Israel could participate in a joint coalition to safeguard vessels in the Persian Gulf that includes the United States and the United Kingdom, Khamenei told Muslim hajj pilgrims on Saturday that “the trick called the ‘deal of the century,’ which is being pushed by an oppressive America …

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All Together in Support of Special Needs

Matzav Reports: It was a beautiful, sunny day filled with Achdus and friendship as State Senator Simcha Felder, Councilman Kalman Yager & Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein arrived in Upstate New York for an inspiring visit to Camp HASC. Each of the respective elected officials are dear friends of HASC Center and it’s affiliate, Camp HASC in their own right, and together, are tireless advocates on behalf of individuals with special needs and their families.
The historic visit was coordinated by Mr. Abe Eisner, noted askan and president of the board at HASC Center. The representatives spent the day on an interactive tour led by Camp Director Shmiel Kahn, meeting with special campers, staff and seeing the extraordinary program first hand…

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IDF Foils Second Infiltration Attempt From Gaza Within 24 Hours

Matzav Reports: Israel Defense Forces shot and killed an armed terrorist attempting to cross into Israel via the northern Gaza border fence on Sunday, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Israeli tanks subsequently fired at Hamas military posts in the area.
The incident came just a day after Israeli forces killed four heavily armed Palestinians attempting to infiltrate the country from the Gaza Strip, thwarting what the military said was a potential “large-scale terror attack.”
According to the IDF, the terrorists were armed with AK-47 rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades, knives and bolt cutters…

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Hashem Yishmor, BH A child in a car has been saved!

A toddler about a year old was rescued from a vehicle shortly after being spotted by passersby. The case ended without injury, boruch Hashem.
This afternoon, the baby was spotted in a locked vehicle on Rechov HaGra in Bnei Brak. After the car window was shattered, the toddler was rescued, examined by medical officials, and evacuated to Tel Hashomer Hospital.
“A passerby broke the car window and removed the toddler,” said Arele Klein and Yechiel Vaknin, paramedics with Ichud Hatzolah. “We gave her first aid and then she continued receiving medical treatment at the hospital, having suffered from fluid loss and suspected heat stroke.”
For those who would like to watch a very traumatic video: watch @ Matzav below.

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Cedarhurst-based Gural JCC spearheads the Saving Lives Five Towns Drug & Alcohol Coalition

LIHerald Reports: Established with the mission of combating drug and alcohol abuse, the Saving Lives Five Towns Drug & Alcohol Coalition was created by several local organizations and institutions, including the Cedarhurst-based Marion & Aaron Gural JCC. The group’s first meeting was at the JCC on July 30.
Cathy Byrne, the JCC’s associate executive director for older adults and special needs, said that roughly 40 people attended. “It was a good start for us,” she said. “Our inaugural meeting was held to bring together different organizations to accomplish one common goal…

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rNSP Special Alert

Many families in the vicinity of B. 17th Street, B. 19th Street, Plainview Avenue, Brookhaven Avenue, and Willow Court have become the victim of identity theft. Apparently, the perpetrator(s) are engaging in identity theft by obtaining people’s personal information by stealing mail and using it unlawfully, causing many people’s credit to be ruined. This matter is the subject of an NYPD investigation that remains ongoing.

If anyone sees someone unlawfully going through mail, or if there is any video surveillance of such activity, please reach out to the NYPD’s 101 Detective Squad and the RNSP. Also, citizens are advised to have locked mail boxes where only the letter carrier and homeowner have access.

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Norway Mosque Attack Suspect Inspired By El Paso Shooting

Matzav via The Hill Reports: The suspected gunman in an attack on a mosque in Norway over the weekend was inspired by the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand and two recent mass shooting in the U.S., according to online posts analyzed by the Guardian.

Philip Manshaus, 21, stormed a mosque in Baerum, a town near Oslo, on Saturday. He was restrained by worshippers and no one was killed…

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WIlliamsburg: Six Elderly Jews Attacked While Walking To Shul In Attempted Robberies

YWN Reports: Six elderly men were attacked while walking to Shul in the heart of Williamsburg, Monday morning.
It happened just after 6:00AM, when the suspect(s) carried out a string of what appears to be attempted robberies. One of the incidents occurred in front of 13 Hooper Street, another by 626 Whyth Place, one by Juliana Pl & Morton St, and one by the Williamsburg “Hitch Location”. The other two robberies were in the same area.
Shomrim tell YWN that all the victims were approached from behind and all had their pockets checked by the suspect. Two victims were punched in the head…

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New state law allows Long Island schools to install cameras on stop arms of buses

A new state law allows schools on Long Island to install cameras on the stop arms of buses to catch dangerous drivers.

The measure, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, would allow the cameras to be installed to catch motorists who pass a stopped school bus.

The camera would be on the arms that extend automatically whenever a bus stops. Drivers caught on camera passing a stopped bus face a first-time fine of $200, then $275 for second-time offenders and $300 for third-time offenders…

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Lawrence resident Adelaide Friedman, 91

Source: LIHerald: Adelaide Friedman, known to her family and friends as Addi, was the wife to an iconic rabbi and saw her son become the United States ambassador to Israel. She was also had a keen intellect and was an accomplished cook. Rebbetzin Friedman, a Lawrence resident, died on Aug. 4. She was 91.
Born Aug. 11, 1927, Friedman married Rabbi Morris Friedman an iconic figure in the Jewish community, who was one of the founders of the modern Orthodox movement. Rabbi Friedman was the spiritual leader at Temple Hillel, a Conservative synagogue in North Woodmere.
The family hosted President Ronald Reagan when Reagan visited the Five Towns in 1984…

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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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Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetsky - Parshas Pinchas.

Our Exclusive video this week on the Parsha by R’ Shmuel Kaminetsky, Director of Development at South Shore Yeshiva.
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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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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How to Brace for the Heat Wave in New York City

You are about to experience the hottest days of the year.

How hot is it going to be this weekend?

It may feel north of 100 degrees. One meteorologist called the heat “dangerous”…

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