Frum News From The Greater Lakewood Area

Month February 2019

Washington – New Sensors Monitor Sick Babies Without Wires Blocking Hugs

Washington – Peek into any U.S. hospital’s baby ICU, and you’ll see sick and premature newborns covered in wired monitors that tear at fragile skin and make it hard for parents to cuddle their kids. Now researchers have created tiny… Continue Reading →

New York – YouTube Suspends Comments On Videos Of Kids

New York – YouTube said Thursday it will turn off comments on nearly all videos featuring kids — potentially affecting millions of posts on the site — after reports last week that pedophiles were leaving inappropriate comments on innocuous videos… Continue Reading →

Long Island City – NYT: NY Gov Speaks To Bezos To Bring Amazon HQ2 Back To New York

New York – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to win back Amazon by making calls to executives, including Jeff Bezos, according to The New York Times. Cuomo is upset with local politicians who had opposed the deal with… Continue Reading →

Brooklyn, NY – Measles Outbreak In Orthodox Jewish Community Continues To Grow, NYC DOH Urges Vaccination

New York – The Health Department today announced the measles outbreak in the Orthodox Jewish community is now at 121 cases since the outbreak began in October. The vast majority of cases are children under 18 years of age (108… Continue Reading →

Washington – NYT: Trump Ordered Aide To Give Jared Kushner Security Clearance

Washington – U.S. President Donald Trump ordered his chief of staff in May to grant his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance, the New York Times reported on Thursday. It said senior administration officials were troubled by… Continue Reading →

North Woodstock, NH – Ice Castles Turn Farmland Into Winter Wonderland (photos)

North Woodstock, NH – On a clear, frigid night in a courtyard made of walls of ice, Bruce McCafferty and his young son stand mesmerized, bathed in the pulsating rainbow light emanating from a series of stout ice formations. McCafferty… Continue Reading →

Ellenville, NY – Police Officer Fleeing Rabid Fox Shoots Himself In The Chest

Ellenville, NY – Police say a bulletproof vest saved a police officer running away from a suspected rabid fox in a Hudson Valley village after he accidentally shot himself in the chest. Authorities say 24-year-old Ellenville police officer Harold Nunuvero… Continue Reading →

Hanoi, Vietnam – Hanoi Postcard: Vietnam Sees Upside To Media Invasion

Hanoi, Vietnam – For a one-party communist state without a free press, there were bound to be some kinks when Vietnam agreed to welcome more than 2,600 journalists from around the world to its capital for one of the biggest… Continue Reading →

Jerusalem – A Look At The Corruption Scandals Of Israel’s Prime Minister

Jerusalem – Israel’s attorney general recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust on Thursday in a series of corruption scandals that have dogged his recent years in office and overshadowed his current re-election campaign…. Continue Reading →

Jerusalem – Brazil’s Far-right Leader To Visit Israel In Potential Boost For Netanyahu

Jerusalem – Brazil’s nationalist President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Israel days before its April 9 election, the Israeli government said on Thursday, in a potential boost for fellow right-winger Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Installed in January, Bolsonaro has played up… Continue Reading →

Alaska – Trump Warns US Enemies After Summit Collapse

Alaska – President Donald Trump is stressing the United States’ military power as he stops at a military base in Alaska on his way back to Washington after an unsuccessful summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un (gihm jung oon)…. Continue Reading →

Labour’s Anti-Semitism Problem // A conversation with the British author and activist Dave Rich

The political left in the United Kingdom has found itself in a crisis of late over allegations of rampant anti-Semitism. The election of the virulently anti-Israel MP Jeremy Corbyn as head of the Labour Party, and thus potentially the next… Continue Reading →

A High-Placed Anti-Semite and Saudi Money // What does the Spiro Agnew story mean?

It’s hard to introduce a shocking story from several decades ago, but last week MSNBC host Rachel Maddow attempted to do that when she reported on telegrams and letters between former US Vice President Spiro Agnew and representatives of the… Continue Reading →

20 Kallahs, 20 Chasanim, One Wedding // How Rabbi Mordechai and Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky are repaying a childhood debt

The first time I escorted a couple to the chuppah I was in my early 30s, and our oldest child was barely a teen. My husband and I had the zechus to have been chosen as unterfirers at an unusual… Continue Reading →

The Chef’s Menu

For more great recipes, check out this weeks issue of Whisk by Ami The post The Chef’s Menu appeared first on Ami Magazine.

The Boy Next Door // We were the only stabilizing influence in his life

The first time I met Pinny, his shirt had an assortment of old stains on it, and his pants had two round holes at the knees. Pinny was my son Mendy’s new best friend, a little boy who had just… Continue Reading →

Color-Coordinated Craziness // Why buy two different gowns I was never going to wear again?

At my brother’s wedding I was the black sheep of the family—literally. While everyone waltzed around in blush-colored gowns, I stood out in my black attire. At my sister-in-law’s wedding the following week I once again paraded around in black;… Continue Reading →

Silent Answer // Her silence should have told me what I needed to know

The day I’d dreamed of had finally arrived. I’d been divorced for several years and was ready to move on. Every since leaving my marriage, a number of people had repeatedly suggested the same shidduch, which they thought was the… Continue Reading →

Ricotta Cheese Toast

Crunchy, creamy, with a touch of sweetness, these toasts are delicious for a treat-yourself breakfast, or a hearty afterschool snack. And if you make them with mini-toasts and pair them with the persimmon-arugula salad, they’ll even make an impressive appetizer… Continue Reading →

Triple Chocolate Chunk Fudge Cookies

For all those chocoholics out there (me included)  these soft and chewy, triple chocolate cookies will send you to chocolate heaven. 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine 4 pareve chocolate bars (14 ounces) 6 eggs 2 cups brown sugar 2 teaspoons… Continue Reading →

Meeting President El-Sisi // Orthodox Jewish activist Ezra Friedlander spearheads a historic visit to Cairo

Traditionally, Orthodox Jewish activism, particularly in the United States, has been inward-focused. Community advocates sought to protect the Orthodox community by ensuring that the government’s laws and programs protected and supported its unique lifestyle. Lately, though, we are witnessing a… Continue Reading →

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