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Hi-tech Wedding Gifts & Gadgets July 2016

Looking for great wedding gift ideas? Check out the suggestions below for practical and fun presents that for sure won’t be re-gifted. These hi-tech gadgets are sure to please. KITCHENAID ULTRA POWER SERIES TILT-HEAD STAND MIXER The KitchenAidStand Mixer remains a wedding registry must-have. This beauty is available in a variety of colors from sleek Read More »

An Illuminating Tale July 2016

Do you sleep enough? If you are in the category of people who are constantly suppressing yawns, prefer to sit down during the reading of the Torah because it gives you the opportunity for an unofficial rest, and carefully position yourself behind someone with a broad back during any sermon, knowing that within five minutes Read More »

By Tuvia Cohen

France, Islam, And Terrorism July 2016

An Exclusive Interview with French Insider, Philippe Karsenty It’s been nearly two months since the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, which took the lives of more than 130 people, and injured nearly 400. And it’s been a year since the Charlie Hebdo magazine and kosher supermarket attacks in that city, which killed 17 people. Read More »

In The Face Of Terror: Protecting Our Yeshivot And Securing Brooklyn Community Facilities July 2016

The news is filled almost daily with reports of terrorist attacks around the world – Paris, Brussels, Seattle, Kansas City, Ottawa and Brooklyn – to name a few. There is a sense that the world is out of control as fanatics walk the streets and attack the innocent. Where will it end? Numerous incidents in Read More »

By Sarina Roffé

Wedding Rituals And Customs From Around The World July 2016

As this is the wedding issue, it is only appropriate to bring to Community readers fascinating information about rituals that have been adopted and cultivated at various times in history, and in various parts of the world. Though this short survey is not an exhaustive list of Jewish rituals around the world – nor is Read More »

By Dave Gordon

“the Million-person Wedding” July 2016

For most couples, the week preceding their wedding is a time of nervous excitement. For Sarah Litman and Ariel Bigel however, it was a time of unimaginable tragedy. Just days before the two were due to marry, the family traveled to the Shabbat Kallah to celebrate.  On the way, Sarah’s father and brother, Yaakov and Read More »

By Kelly Jemal Massry

To Your Health July 2016

Unrefrigerated Caramel Apples May Pose Deadly Listeria Risk Planning to indulge in a caramel apple this winter? You may want to eat it only if it’s freshly made or at least make sure it’s refrigerated, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Food Research Institute found that caramel apples punctured with dipping Read More »

Life In The Big City July 2016

Greenfield’s Deal Allowing Pre-Payment at Boro Park Meters Goes Into Effect Councilman David G. Greenfield’s deal to allow Boro Parkers to pre-pay meters on 13th and 18th Avenues went into effect in late December. Drivers are now allowed to pay the meters up to four hours in advance. This means that drivers will be allowed Read More »

Brushing Teeth On Shabbat July 2016

1                May one brush teeth or floss on Shabbat? One may brush their teeth on Shabbat with or without water, with no toothpaste, and one may floss, provided that it is not likely for them to bleed from the gums as a result of brushing or flossing. However, if one’s gums regularly bleed each Read More »

By Rabbi Daniel D. Levy

Sage Advice July 2016

Dear Rabbi, Although my wife and I are blessed with loving and caring parents, they are not as religious as my wife and I. Both sets of parents are wonderful, considerate people and always go out of their way to accommodate us – such as dipping their kitchens, buying certain foods, observing Shabbat and Yom Read More »

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