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Our Obsession With Politics

How many hours a day do you spend reading, watching, discussing, and writing about Politics?

One of the most interesting results of the social media movement has been to give everyone a voice. No longer do we only receive political commentary from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. If you have an opinion, you now have the opportunity to share…

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Here’s What Manhattan’s Hudson River Park Beach Will Look Like

Source NBC: Listen up, Manhattanites: in the future you won’t have to travel far to enjoy a day at the beach! Last month, the Hudson River Park Trust unveiled a preliminary concept to build a park — complete with a sandy beach — on the Gansevoort Peninsula located in Hudson River Park between Gansevoort Street and Little West 12th Street.
According to the Hudson River Park Trust, not only will the peninsula have a sandy beach area with kayak access, the park will also include a lawn and seating area, a large sports field, a salt marsh with habitat enhancements, and an area with picnic tables and lounge chairs. However, you will have to wait a bit to enjoy a summer day at this Manhattan beach…

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Rabbi Reuven Bulka: Another Perspective On Canada's Shemini Atzeres Election Day Debate

News Source: BJL Via Convivium: Rabbi Reuven Bulka praises the integrity and wisdom of all sides in a legal bid to accommodate a Jewish candidate’s religious convictions by changing the federal election date.
So, the Chief Electoral Officer has spoken, and Canada’s next election will take place as scheduled, on October 21, 2019…

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Rabbi Yitzi Ross - Honking and Lemonade!

Driving in the 5 Towns on a Friday or Sunday afternoon is always a fun experience. The main roads are frequently clogged, and the melodious sounds of harmonizing horns gives a gentle reminder that the light has changed…

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Long Island Cares and Peninsula Public Library battle hunger

Free summer lunches served in Cedarhurst, Inwood and Lawrence. Hoping to combat hunger and the issues that accompany it, the Peninsula Public Library in Lawrence once again is teaming with Long..

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Orthodox five towns resident to run for the Nassau County Legislature

Nathan Wein is running to lower taxes, improve services, and be a voice for the frum community.

The Nassau Republican party has a fresh face of its own, and he is determined to be a strong representative for the frum community…

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Watch: Rabbi Abba Cohen's Remarks at Justice Dept Combating Anti-Semitism Summit (Video)

News Source: BaltimoreJewishLife, By: Rabbi Abba Cohen
Rabbi Abba Cohen, VP of Government Affairs, Agudath Israel of America.
This week, the U.S. Department of Justice convened a “Summit on Combatting anti-Semitism,” which included Attorney General William Barr,

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Ball pits are swimming with germs and bacteria, study says

Ball pits have been enticing children to jump in since they started popping up in restaurant chains in the 1980s, but a new study found that kids are basically jumping into a sea of germs and bacteria.
Physical therapists also commonly use clinical, therapeutic ball pits to provide sensory stimulation

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Chuck Schumer urges FBI to investigate "troubling" FaceApp

Millions of users have been drawn to FaceApp, a smartphone app that can instantly transform a photo of your current face into your younger and older selves. But the Senate’s top Democrat is not taking this App lightly.
Sen. Chuck Schumer: “FBI & FTC must look into the national security & privacy risks now. Because millions of Americans have used it.It’s owned by a Russia-based company, And users are required to provide full, irrevocable access to their personal photos & data”.

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Starbucks to end it's expanded star k kosher information program

Please be advised that Starbucks corporation has decided to end the expanded STAR-K kosher information program.
Consumers are advised that effective immediately the STAR-K can only recommend a limited number of drinks and can no longer vouch for the kashrus of many of the flavored items previously listed…

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Ice agents seen on west broadway and forest This Morning

The large-scale federal crackdown on immigrants in the country promised by President Donald Trump last week has begun.
The threat of detention and deportation has fueled fears that continue to haunt many in the community.

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New Gemach, Donate your hair to Benefit those with glioblastoma or a brain tumor.

My name is Elena Saffern I just started a gemach in memory of an uncle of mine that died at 71 of glioblastoma or a brain tumor and one of my best friends husbands who died at 41 of the same disease as a merit to them…

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5 Towns Batting Cages may be set to close. The owners are looking for your help!

“For the past 43 years, the Five Towns Mini-Golf and Batting Range located at 570 Rockaway Turnpike in Lawrence New York, has been owned and operated by the Rosen family..
Recently we learned that the property we occupy is in danger of being put up for auction after the current road project at our front door is completed..”

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Michael Neuman Dedicates $25,000 Win on ‘Million Dollar Mile’ to ‘The Jewish People’.

An Orthodox Jew from Florida who took home $25,000 after competing in the new CBS show “Million Dollar Mile” dedicated his win to his coreligionists on Sunday.
In an interview with The Algemeiner, Michael Neuman, 26, said, “I wanted our Jewish kids to feel proud…

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Help Show support as a zechus for Rabbi Reuven Bauman, Z'L

Updated July 16, as of 9:00 AM Rabbi Bauman just one year ago wrote this book. All proceeds will go to the family of Rabbi Bauman…

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A letter from the parents of Eliana, Mi K'Amcha Yisroel!

To Acheinu Bnei Yisroel, When we began this campaign 4 days ago, we embarked upon the impossible. We desperately needed to raise 2M+ ..

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We Are In The Midst Of A Drug Crisis in our communities

For those of you who have been spared the pain that has devastated klal yisroel since mid-June, let me fill you in on what has been taking place in Jewish communities all over the United States. Over a three week period, drug overdoses killed nine of our own..

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Rabbi Reuven Bauman - Full Article from beginning to end

Updated as of July 12 @ 1:30 PM: There are no words to describe the difficult situation in Norfolk that has touched the hearts of klal yisroel worldwide. Community Rav Rabbi Sender Haber, noted in his most recent update, “we are..

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AN URGENT LETTER FROM RAV BENDER

The Rosh HaYeshiva, Rav Yaakov Bender, urgently requests your immediate attention to this serious matter threatening the chinuch of our children. It is very important that you read the letter below in its entirety and take immediate action. The process is simple. With a few “clicks” at https://voice.torahumesorah.org// you can join in the effort to stop the latest threat to Torah chinuch in New York.

We also ask that you please share this communication with as many people in the Torah Community as possible. We can not stress enough the importance of this matter.

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Local morning chaburah of working baalei Battim goes to eretz yisroel

Rabbi Yehudah Orlansky took his Chaburah to Eretz Yisroel after many years of learning Mesechtas Sukkah. The chaburah used the Kinyan Misachta program..

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Rabbi Yitzi Ross - What's good Reading Material?

Rabbi Ross. When putting my kids to bed, I’ve been following your advice and letting them read as opposed to playing electronic devices. Instead of going to the library, my son gets his reading material from his school’s library.

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David Seidemann - Exclusive interview on divorce in both halacha and Law

​Do you as an orthodox Jew tell your Jewish clients that they should not be litigating in court and instead be litigating or settling their divorce in Bais Din? 

And so much more..

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BDE: HaRav Dovid Trenk, ZTL

R’ Dovid was a living Malach Elokim,  as if his soul was constantly on fire. He had a tremendous love for all Jews, no matter what ones background may have been.
Check out the extended article with Photos, Videos, and write ups right here.

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Velvel Pasternak, the publisher, scholar and Jewish music historian primarily known for his expertise on the music of Hasidism, has passed away.

Check out the 5TC EXCLUSIVE interview with our very own, Rabbi Yussi Sonnenblick right here. He grew up with Velvel, and shared with us his personal stories.

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Lawrence Deputy Mayor Michael Fragin wins reelection.

Michael Fragin: “Thank you to all who braved the pouring rain to vote yesterday. I am humbled by the confidence that the residents of Lawrence have placed in me. Congratulations to Danny Goldstein and Gary Mandel”.

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The Great Summer Slide By: Sara Blitman M.S.,

According to research done by the NWEA, students lose between 20% and 50% of their learning during those short summer months. Actually, older elementary and middle school students lose even more knowledge than younger students….

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BILLBOARD KIDDUSH HASHEM IN 5 TOWNS

Over the past few weeks, there was an inappropriate billboard on Rockaway Turnpike on the way out of the 5 Towns. Many in the frum community were very concerned, how could such a billboard be put up right in our community?!

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“What is Wrong With Me, Mommy?” Promoting Inclusion Amongst Our Children. Jennifer Mann, LCSW

When I was nine, I was bullied at sleep-away camp. I didn’t go to school with or live near any of these children, so when I returned to my school where I was a popular and beloved student and friend I buried the experience deep within me.

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How one rebbi inspired his talmidim to learn how to learn Gemorah!

The journey of haschalas gemarah is daunting for any boy in yeshiva: a new language, unfamiliar grammar, foreign concepts and a set of logic that is quite challenging. It’s like being in 1st grade all over again..

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Kulanu Fair - An enjoyable fun filled day.

The Kulanu Fair once again provided for the community an excellent full day of fun.

Check out pictures here.

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Let's help continue the beautiful legacy of Rabbi Herzberg Zatzal

A massive campaign is currently in full swing to purchase a property to use for a shul, which will be named Khal Zichron Chanina Getzel..

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June 2nd - Yom Yerushalayim

Watch: ” HaKotel B’Yadeinu” – Yom Yerushlayim Videos. Hear the live radio broadcast embedded with the paratroopers as they prepare to enter through Lions Gate, secure the Har HaBayis and retreat to the Kotel to daven and cry in June 1967

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Help save a mother / Grandmother who'se in desperate need of a Kidney Donor.

To learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call Renewal at 718-431-9831 x 209 for patient #R23908 or email R23908@renewal.org.

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Help New Mikvah

The Inwood Mikvah Project, located in the doughty boulevard area  is approaching completion. Mikvah Sara laya Binyan Liba  will be a full service Mikvah, constructed to fill the needs of the growing Inwood neighborhood and the extended five towns/ Far Rockaway community. Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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Measles Immunization Testing Event a large success!

Thanks for all who came out, we took some pictures and as you can see the lines were out the doors.
This was a tremendous Kiddush Hashem.
Big thank you to Achiezer and JCC RP for putting this all together!

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Speed Camera, Beware!

This vehicle is located between Beach 17th and Beach 19th on Seagirt Boulevard in Far Rockaway. Pictures are taken of people going above 30 miles an hour.

*Update [5/29]: Another Camera on Seagirt Blvd between Beach 20th & Crest.

Please inform 5TC, so we can continue to inform the community.

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Careful where you turn on red!

QUOTES DIRECTLY FROM 5TC MEMBERS:
1- “This is the corner on peninsula Blvd and Rockaway tnpk (next to 7 11). I got a camera ticket in the mail for turning on red. It doesn’t say NO TURN ON RED Like all the other corners say.”
2- “I’ve gotten for turning on red onto 878 from burnside (coming from stop and shop), they said it’s cuz I didn’t make a complete stop before i turned.”
Please inform 5TC, so we can continue to inform the community.