FEATURED

March Roars Like A Lion In Kew Gardens Hills

On Tuesday, March 14, we woke to a snowy, windy, icy day. With public schools closed and most yeshivah schools as well as businesses...

Jerry Birbach’s Battle For Forest Hills

On the corner of 108th Street and 62nd Drive in Forest Hills is a superblock containing three high-rises populated mostly by senior citizens. Ignoring...

LOCAL

Soldier From Israel’s Most Elite Cyber Warfare Unit, Einat Bar-Efrat, Speaks...

The Women’s League of the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills is proud to announce that the Israeli educational organization Panim el Panim presented...

DRS Jump

JUMP (Jewish Unity Mentoring Program) is the NCSY National Leadership Program that trains and empowers high school students from all over the United States...

HALB Lev Chana Celebrates Literacy!

What an amazing week that was! The HALB Lev Chana Early Childhood Center children celebrated Rosh Chodesh Adar, the 100th day of school, Read...

A Week At The Yeshiva Of Central Queens

On Friday, leading in to Purim, the students attended a grand Purim Carnival run by the Grade 8 students and sponsored by the PTO,...

POLITICS

Rabbinical Leaders To Mayor De Blasio: Infant Safety Is Our Mutual...

Three prominent rabbinical figures with extensive experience with Jewish circumcision and the ritual known as m’tzitzah b’peh (“MBP”), or oral suction, have written New...

About Panim El Panim

Panim el Panim (PelP) is a new movement working to raise and deepen the national spirit of Israel. By applying Jewish values to the...

Purim Has Gone And Pesach Is Rapidly Approaching

I love Pesach, but I have grown to loathe the drudgery of cleaning before the holiday. Of course, one could use the short cuts...

House Passes Meng Amendments As Part Of Veterans Affairs Bill

Congresswoman’s provisions aim to provide employment opportunities to recently discharged service members and address staffing shortages within the Department of Veterans Affairs The House of...

OPINION

As Simple as EGS

My kids’ yeshiva always has parent-teacher conferences a Sunday or two before Pesach, for some reason.  It’s very annoying, because I’m pretty busy that...

Thank G-d For Connecticut

About 25 years ago I was a substitute teacher in the fourth grade for the Lakewood Cheder in the “English” department, which covered History,...

Media Control

Though there has been some pushback by the president against the media, a free press is guaranteed under the First Amendment. I have been...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Shabbat Automation

 Shabbat-observant Jews know that Friday afternoon brings a flurry of rushed activities, primarily involving turning lights on or off, setting heating and cooling systems...

STYLE & LIVING

A Guide To Surviving Allergy Season: NewYork-Presbyterian Queens offers...

QUEENS, NEW YORK (March 16, 2017) – Every spring, trees and plants release pollen into the air to fertilize other plants. The released pollen...

Lisa Murphy On Play: The Foundation Of Children’s Learning ...

This book will help you:  Understand and respect the essential role of play for child development  Avoid common pitfalls of adults that restrict children’s...

Let’s Just Have Coffee… Or So Much More

Do you “talk” but not really “talk” to your friends? Do you know each other but not really know each other? Feel like you...

The Chef’s Chef

Do you remember what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes yet? Housemade sausage? Fresh, cured gravlax...

TORAH

Laziness Or Lack Of Motivation?

“The princes brought the shoham stones and the filling stones for the Eifod and for the Choshen.” — Sh’mos 35:27 The N’siim (heads of the tribes)...

Asher Yatzar 3 Appreciating Health: The Brachah

Though we may now have a heightened sense of awareness of the significance and beauty of the Asher Yatzar brachah, if we do not...

Saying Thank You

The Midrash comments that after the Jewish people did everything they were commanded to do – “kichol asher tzivah Hashem” – with regard to...

Hand Over The Keys

“So, Rabbi, bottom line: What’s the deal with drinking on Purim? What’s the message we are supposed to take from this unusual law?” That was...