Colors: Blue Color

Congresswoman Grace Meng met with rabbis and lay leaders to discuss issues affecting the Queens Jewish community. The meeting focused on possible methods to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiments, which has been recently and increasingly rearing its ugly head.

David HaMelech says, “The sound of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous... Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter them and thank G-d” (T’hilim 118:15,19). The word “ohel” (“tent”) signifies a non-permanent dwelling. A “bayis” (“house”), on the other hand, is a permanent dwelling. Rabbi Yissocher Frand explains that the reason there is rejoicing – and salvation, enjoyment, and contentment – in the lives of the righteous is because their existence in this world is like that of a tent – temporary. In this world, we have work to do and mitzvos that must be performed. But our physical surroundings are only temporary dwellings – tents.

 His Lifetime Of Achievement Will Be Honored In New York City On December 10

On Tuesday evening, December 10, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan, Ohr Torah Stone (OTS) celebrates the lifetime achievement of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin by completing, dedicating, and dancing with the Sefer Torah that is being written in his honor. Renowned singer and performer Eitan Katz and his band will further enhance the air of celebration at the OTS 2019 Annual Dinner.

You shall do what is fair and good in the eyes of Hashem, so that it will be good for you…” – Devarim (Deuteronomy) 6:18

I cannot count the number of times someone has come into my office after they have signed an agreement, and then proclaimed, “I want to get out of it.” At that point, I usually grimace and wonder why this potential client did not come to me before signing. This recurrent problem requires an analysis of the manner in which the courts treat attempts to void matrimonial agreements.

Ben and Samantha Kramer; Shalom and Natalie Rakhminov;
and Mrs. Sandra Dua To Be Honored

Yeshiva of Central Queens will celebrate its seventy-ninth anniversary with a gala Scholarship Dinner which will IY”H take place Motzaei Shabbos February 29 at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, it was announced by Israel Glaser, Chairman of the YCQ Board of Trustees.

 By Margie Pensak

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect as I disembarked the Baltimore coach bus to enter the Tiferes Rivka Hall in Boro Park, Sunday evening, November 24, for Agra D’Pirka’s Decade Dinner. But, from the minute I walked into the celebration of the flourishing unique national Morning Kollel learning program, I was greeted warmly and made to feel at home. I soon realized, having the experience of covering the Baltimore Agra D’Pirka Yarchei Kallahs for over a year as a journalist, that the warm ambiance of the evening was but a reflection of the program, directors, and participants.