SCARED INTO CENSORING

SCARED INTO CENSORING October 2016

By: Richard Zafrani “This is Mohammad… If there is no check on the freedom of your words, then let your hearts be open to the freedom of our actions.” This ominous message is not exactly what visitors to Community Magazine’s website (www.communitym.com) expected to see when they visited our homepage on Thursday afternoon, August 27th. Read More »

By Richard Zafrani

DECODING A TREASURE OF HALAB October 2016

It wasn’t every day that Morris Harary, Esq. was summoned by the revered Chief Rabbi. So on that evening in the late 1980’s, when Hacham Yaakob Kassin, z.s.l., leader of the Halabi and Sephardic communities of Brooklyn, New York, invited him to his home, he was somewhat puzzled to say the least. Upon entering the Read More »

FAITH AMID DARKNESS October 2016

By: Rabbi Eli J. Mansour We are not in the business of assigning grades to the righteous sadikim of antiquity. It is not for us to weigh our saintly patriarchs on the “piety scale” to determine who was greater than whom. Our Sages, however, have conveyed to us a tradition naming Yaakov the “behir haavot,” Read More »

By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

THE NEW AND IMPROVED COMMUNITYM.COM October 2016

By: David Silverberg For over five years, visitors to Community Magazine’s website (CommunityM.com) were treated to a complete version of the print magazine. But this month, the first phase of a major site redesign is being unveiled, adding a slick new interface and many key user-requested features. For longtime users of the site’s downloadable digital Read More »

By David Silverberg

SCARED INTO CENSORING October 2016

By: Esther Aboud “Final boarding call for flight LY119 to Tel Aviv. All passengers proceed immediately to Gate 06!”The moment has finally come. After growing up in a tight knit community nestled in an insulated section of Brooklyn no larger than five square miles, our parents wave goodbye to us, their children (and sometimes their Read More »

By Esther Aboud

BIKUR CHOLIM – PARTNERS IN HEALTH October 2016

On a hot, summer Sunday afternoon, David and Chana Shamah were shaken to the core of their souls.   The day started out like many other summer Sundays, with the Flatbush natives basking in the warmth of the sun and swimming in the backyard pool of their Monsey summer-home.  But unlike other days, the unimaginable Read More »

LETTERS October 2016

The No Cost Education Initiative Thank you for bringing to the forefront one of the unspoken problems with our community’s education system. For the past few years, it seems, the only education-related subject our community was ready to discuss was the high cost of tuition. But why is the cost of educating children in our community Read More »

PART 10: THE MESSIANIC ERA October 2016

By: Rabbi Eliyahu Haim Aboud The world will undergo drastic changes following the wars of Gog Umagog and Mashiah’s arrival. In this article we will attempt to paint the fascinating picture of how the world will appear and develop during the Messianic Era, based on the elaborate descriptions presented by the Prophets.   An Everlasting Read More »

By Rabbi Eliyahu Haim Aboud

SENIOR GREETER October 2016

By: Sito Dear Sito, I am an 81-year-old senior citizen, who was always brought up to respect my elders and rabbis. My parents always taught my family to say hello to people they meet, and I’ve been doing that all my life. Recently, I decided to see if others did this, as well. I stopped Read More »

By Sito

TRAFFIC AND SANITATION SCHEDULE October 2016

Occasion Day Date Alt Side Garbage Collection Parking Banks & Post Offices Observance Sun November 1 Suspended Normal Normal Open Election Day Tues November 3 Suspended Suspended Normal Open Veterans Day Wed November 11 Suspended Suspended Normal Closed Thanksgiving Day Thurs November 26 Suspended Suspended Holiday Closed Observance Thurs-Sat November 26-28 Suspended Normal Normal Open Read More »

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