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Sukkos: Somebody’s a Nobody

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky One of the most joyous customs associated with the holiday of Sukkos is the celebration of Simchas Bais Hashoaevah. In...

Women and the Sukkah

Women are not obligated in the Mitzvah of Sukkah, (but are permitted to perform the mitzvah of eating in the Sukkah). Nevertheless, Ashkenazim generally,...

State Sen. to Introduce ‘H1N1 in the Workplace Prevention Act’

With flu season officially getting underway on October 4, State Sen. Eric Adams is recommending New Yorkers take extra precautions against spreading H1N1 influenza,...

Frum Jews Tough On Obama

An annual survey of American Jews finds support for President Obama's Mideast policy, though by narrower margins than backed him in November. The American...

Hateful ‘Kill Jews’ Notes Found Scattered Throughout Streets of Brooklyn

A hate-monger blanketed a stretch of a Brooklyn neighborhood with "Kill Jews" notes today - weeks after a similar incident in two other communities....

A Unified Lelover Chassidus Chooses to Be Led By Three Rebbes

A meeting held today in Bnei Brak resulted in a decision by chassidei Lelov for the chassidus to now be led by three admornim,...

Record 120,000 Kosher Items on Supermarket Shelves

Nearly 500 new kosher certified items are expected to be showcased at the 21st edition of Kosherfest, which opens October 27th at the Meadowlands...

Gerrer Rebbe Visits Bnei Brak to Be Mevaker Choleh, Menachem Avel

This evening, the Gerrer Rebbe traveled from Yerushalayim to Bnei Brak where he made several stops to be mevaker choleh and be menachem avel....

Indonesia Quake Kills 75, Thousands Trapped

A powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia today, trapping thousands under collapsed buildings - including two hospitals - and triggering landslides. At least 75 people...

NJ’s Fort Dix Is Getting New Name in Base Consolidation

A New Jersey military installation where tens of thousands of recruits passed through is getting a new name. Fort Dix will join neighboring McGuire...