THE COED CONUNDRUM

THE COED CONUNDRUM October 2016

By: Mozelle Mimran, Lcsw Does separate education really offer students an edge? It is among the most controversial issues today in education – and particularly in our own community. But the question of which is ultimately “better,” single-gender or coed schools, is far from a new debate. While almost 99.5 percent of US public schools Read More »

By Mozelle Mimran, Lcsw

A COUNSELOR’S STORY A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT CAMP SIMCHA SPECIAL October 2016

By: Abie Safdeye They promised me an experience I would never forget. And that’s precisely what it was – an extraordinary time  of giving, sharing in the pain and joy of others, and learning about the magical, therapeutic powers of laughter and love.   It all began last year when my friends dragged me to “Deal Read More »

By Abie Safdeye

BAR KOCHBA COINS FOUND October 2016

Israelis exploring a deserted cave in the Judean hills found 120 rare antique coins and weapons, dating from the time of the Bar Kochba revolt. This is the first archeological dig to locate such a large collection of coins dating from the revolt (132 CE - 135 CE). Most of the coins found by researchers Read More »

ANTI-SEMITISM, A FIRST IN SINGAPORE October 2016

Singapore recently reported its first case of a religiously aggravated assault – an unprovoked punching attack by a Muslim against a Jew. Azmi Osman, 35, who is unemployed and bears the tattooed inscription, “Anti Jews” on his right cheek, admitted to punching the right arm of Eliyahu Benhiyoun, 21, and promoting feelings of ill-will with Read More »

SECOND TEMPLE ERA SYNAGOGUE UNEARTHED October 2016

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a Second Temple-era synagogue at the construction site of a hotel several miles north of Tiberius. At the center of the synagogue is a stone inscribed with a seven-branch menorah. Stone benches were built along the synagogue walls, the floor is mosaic and its walls are graced with fresco. This is Read More »

STUDENT FINED FOR WAVING ISRAELI FLAG October 2016

A university student was recently fined 300 euros for waving an Israeli flag near an anti-Israel demonstration in Germany. The anti-Israel demonstration last January was organized by local Muslim groups to protest Israel’s military incursion into the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket fire. The student and her friends decided to display solidarity with Read More »

TRAFFIC AND SANITATION SCHEDULE October 2016

Occasion Day Date Alt Side Garbage Collection Parking Banks and Post Offices Succoth: First/Second Day Sat-Sun October 3-4 Suspended Normal Normal Open Shemini Atzereth Sat October 10 Suspended Normal Normal Open Simhat Torah Sun October 11 Suspended Normal Normal Open Columbus Day Mon October 12 Suspended Suspended Normal Closed Observance Sat October 17 Suspended Normal Read More »

FOOD PRICES MAY SOAR DUE TO SUGAR SHORTAGE October 2016

By: Cm Staff Food giants General Mills, Hershey Co., Mars Inc. and Kraft Foods alerted the U.S. Department of Agriculture in August that the country will experience a severe sugar shortage by the end of this year if the government does not increase the amount of tariff-free sugar it allows to be imported. Such a Read More »

By Cm Staff

OCEAN PARKWAY MALLS TO GET A FACELIFT October 2016

By: Cm Staff A stretch of the Ocean Parkway Malls between Avenues M and O will be reconstructed as part of a new  project sponsored by NY City Council Member Simcha Felder. The $1.35 million plan will include reconstruction of pavement, restoration of an asphalt bike path including new markings for pedestrians and cyclists, improvements Read More »

By Cm Staff

NYPD WARNS OF STUN GUN CELL PHONES October 2016

By: Dave Gordon High-tech stun guns disguised as cell phones were the subject of an NYPD internal memo with a warning and a photo of the device, after the recent seizure of two of the illegal gadgets. The $60 Pretender, and the $51 Immobilizer each deliver at least 900,000-volts of electricity, which can temporarily incapacitate Read More »

By Dave Gordon
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