December 2009

BEYOND THE HISTORY October 2016

By: Ron Finkelstein The rabbi and small group of fellow Jewish travelers had a decision to make. Double-crossed by an Arab driver who had promised to stop traveling before the onset of Shabbat, they had to decide whether to continue their journey after sunset, or remain alone, isolated and exposed in the midst of the Read More »

By Ron Finkelstein

A BODY TO DIE FOR October 2016

By: Beth Warren One morning at a local gym, anxious whispering could be heard between trainers and clients. The peddling gossip was about two women who spent the previous night in a hospital after experiencing seizures and heart palpitations. Rumor had it that controlled substances, like steroids, were found in their bloodstream, and the gym Read More »

By Beth Warren

PART 11: TEHIYAT HAMETIM (RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD) BEFORE OLAM HABA (THE WORLD TO COME) October 2016

By: Rabbi Eliyahu Haim Aboud In Olam Haba, the time period following the Messianic Era, the entire universe will be transformed into an entirely different framework. All the righteous people throughout the generations will receive their rightful reward and enjoy indescribable spiritual pleasures. The prophets describe that just before the onset of this period, all Read More »

THE HIGH HOLIDAYS…IN DECEMBER? October 2016

By: Rabbi Eli J. Mansour  Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by now seem like a distant memory, but among some Hassidic sects, the High Holiday season is still upon us. Can Hanukah – the holiday many simplistically see as a festival of jelly donuts and dreidels – really be a time of repentance and spiritual Read More »

By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

TRAFFIC AND SANITATION SCHEDULE October 2016

Occasion Day Date Alt Side Garbage Collection Parking Banks & Post Offices Observance Tuesday December 8 Suspended Normal Normal Open Observance Friday December 25 Suspended Suspended Holiday Closed New Year’s Day Friday January 1 Suspended Suspended Holiday Closed Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Monday January 18 Suspended Suspended Normal Closed

CITY CRACKING DOWN ON UNPAID TICKETS October 2016

By: Cm Staff While cracking down on the use of cell phones while driving, cops have been pulling over an increasing number of drivers and checking their licenses, warns Joe Dweck, co-founder of A Better Brooklyn Blockwatch The spate of pullovers has resulted in the arrest and imprisonment of a number of community members for Read More »

By Cm Staff

THE POLICE COULD BE RUMBLING INTO YOUR AREA October 2016

By: Dave Gordon Old fashioned police sirens are on their way out, making way for the Rumbler, a low-frequency sound wave that can be felt by pedestrians as well as drivers up to 200 feet away. The new device being used by New York city police in their squad cars is so designed to ensure Read More »

By Dave Gordon

BOOSTER SEATS NOW MANDATORY FOR 8-YEAR-OLDS October 2016

By: Dave Gordon A new New York state law has raised the age until which a child must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system (such as a booster seat) while riding in a motor vehicle. Children under the age of eight (instead of seven) must be seated i an appropriate restraint system that Read More »

By Dave Gordon

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENDED October 2016

By: Dave Gordon The 55,000 New Yorkers who had already exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits will receive an additional 20 weeks of coverage, thanks to an extension signed by President Obama. The act was legislated in recognition of the fact that there is currently only one job opening for every six unemployed New Yorkers. New Read More »

By Dave Gordon

YU’S EINSTEIN RANKED AMONG BEST WORKPLACES October 2016

By: Dave Gordon Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has been ranked one of the best places to work among academic institutions. In the The Scientist magazine’s 2009 edition of Best Places to Work in Academia, Einstein ranked third out of 94 U.S institutions. Top ranking went to Princeton University, followed by the Read More »

By Dave Gordon
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