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…
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…
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…
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…
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,
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
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”.
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…
Capital One 'Savor Card' - Earn unlimited cash back from dinner to dancing.
Earn unlimited 4% cash back on dining and entertainment, 2% at grocery stores and 1% on all other purchases.† Plus, earn 8% cash back on tickets at Vivid Seats through May 2020.
Earn a one-time $300 cash bonus once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening footnote1
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…
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..”
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…
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..
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.
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.
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”.
“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.
Help save a mother / Grandmother who'se in desperate need of a Kidney Donor.
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.
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.
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.