Frum News From The Greater Lakewood Area

Month March 2022

Maran Rav Chaim zt”l on The Bracha on Trees in Nissan

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for Ideally, the bracha on trees should be recited in Nissan.  He should shy away from seeing fruit trees during Adar. TWO TREES The minhag is to try to be makpid to say the bracha… Continue Reading →

Ukraine: Russians Leaving Chernobyl After Radiation Exposure

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops began leaving the Chernobyl nuclear plant after soldiers got “significant doses” of radiation from digging trenches at the highly contaminated site, Ukraine’s state power company said Thursday as fighting raged on the outskirts of… Continue Reading →

HaRav Nebenzahl: “HaRav Chaim, Z’tl Would Cry When Arabs Killed Jews”

The Rav of the Old City of Jerusalem, HaGaon HaRav Avigdor Nebenzahl, who was the mechutan of HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, z’tl, spoke prescient words in his hesped for the Gadol HaDor last week. “Rebbe Chaim, z’tl, specially protected Bnei… Continue Reading →

Biden Tapping Oil Reserve for 6 Months to Control Gas Prices

President Joe Biden is ordering the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve for six months, the White House said Thursday, in a bid to control energy prices that have spiked after… Continue Reading →

Lev Tahor Leader Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

NEW YORK (VINnews) – Lev Tahor cult leader Nachman Helbrans was sentenced today to 12 years in prison by a US District Court in White Plains, New York. He was convicted late last year of six counts for his role… Continue Reading →

Long-Term Mortgage Rates Rise Again; 30-Year Breaches 4.5%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose again this week as the key 30-year loan rate vaulted over 4.5% and attained its highest level since the end of 2018. Against a backdrop of inflation at a four-decade high,… Continue Reading →

A ‘Disgusting’ Lack of Transparency on the New Iran Nuclear Deal

With a new Iran nuclear deal potentially just days away, bipartisan concerns remain in Congress about the reported concessions being offered to Iran, and the Biden administration’s highly concerning lack of transparency about negotiations. President Biden should submit any agreement… Continue Reading →

Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled in 18 States Over Possible Contamination

Skippy is recalling tens of thousands of jars of two kinds of peanut butter distributed to 18 states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, over concerns the products could be contaminated by small fragments of stainless steel. Fewer than… Continue Reading →

STUDY: Ashkenazi Jews and Amish Are Least Susceptible to Covid-19 I Aharon Bendavid

During my research regarding Covid-19, I came across this study. While I found the information compelling, I honestly did not know how to write an article about it, given the amount of data it sourced. Rather than give up, I… Continue Reading →

Pence Unveils Republican Policy Agenda For Midterm Elections

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence has unveiled a new policy platform for Republicans ahead of this year’s midterms elections, offering a framework for candidates — and possibly himself — ahead of a potential 2024 presidential run…. Continue Reading →

This Week’s Circle Time- Parshas Tazria

Circle Time: At Your Shabbos Table is a weekly parshah sheet download brought to you by The Circle.Here is this week’s parshah sheet, along with a printer-friendly version. For the colored parshah sheet CLICK HERE. For the printer-friendly version CLICK HERE. Have… Continue Reading →

Home for Pesach? Let’s Discuss Your Next Steps

[COMMUNICATED] Sara Schenirer invites all students and parents to an informative Virtual Open House on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 at 8 PM.   With summer approaching, many students and seminary girls are beginning to consider their next steps.   Sara… Continue Reading →

MONSTERS SENTENCED: Lev Tahor Cult Leaders Nachman Helbrans And Mayer RosnerSentenced To 12 Years

A federal judge has sentenced Lev Tahor cult leaders Nachman Helbrans and Mayer Rosner to 144 months (12 years) in prison followed by 5 years of supervised released for the 2018 Shabbos kidnapping of two children who escaped the cult… Continue Reading →

MONSTER SENTENCED: Lev Tahor Cult Leader Nachman Helbrans Sentenced To 12 Years, Meyer Rosner Being Sentenced Shortly

A federal judge has just sentenced Let Tahor cult leader Nachman Helbrans to 144 months (12 years) in prison followed by 5 years of supervised released for the 2018 Shabbos kidnapping of two children who escaped the cult The sentencing… Continue Reading →

14 Things About Shabbos That Every Teen-Age Girl Should Know

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for Below, we find 14 things about Shabbos that every teen-age girl should know.  Of course, everyone should ask her own Rav about particulars.   If something is unclear, please go over it with a Rav… Continue Reading →

Biden Planning To Tap Oil Reserve To Control Gas Prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to order the release of up to 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve, according to two people familiar with the decision, in a bid to… Continue Reading →

Ukraine’s Other Fight: Growing Food For Itself And The World

Planting season has arrived in Ukraine. Boot marks stamped in the frozen earth have thawed. But the Pavlovych family’s fields remain untouched in a lonely landscape of checkpoints and churches. Over a week ago, the family learned their 25-year-old soldier… Continue Reading →

AUDIO: Howell Police About Report of Shutting Down Kids Event: “Malicious Claim”; Howell Police Radio Transmission: “I told them to pack it up”

Yesterday, TLS reported that a prize distribution event which was causing issues on Route 9 in Howell, was shut down by Howell Police. TLS wrote, “Hundreds of children gathered to collect their prizes for collecting over Purim. However, the overflow… Continue Reading →

‘Gold Mine’ Of Census Records Being Released From 1950

It was the first census after World War II. The baby boom had begun. The Great Migration of Black residents from the Jim Crow South to places like Detroit and Chicago was in full swing. And some industrial cities reached… Continue Reading →

U.S. Navy Plane Crashes In Eastern Shore; 1 Dead, 2 Injured

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Navy aircraft with three people aboard crashed in waters near the Eastern Shore boundary of Virginia and Maryland on Wednesday evening, killing one, authorities said. Lt. Cmdr. Rob Myers, a public affairs officer… Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Thief Attempts to Steal Vehicle in Toms River, Only to Find Owner Sitting Inside It

One local thief got quite a surprise while attempting to steal a vehicle. On Wednesday afternoon, suspects in a silver Audi (believed to be stolen out of Clifton) attempted to steal a vehicle on Todd Road. The vehicle’s owner was… Continue Reading →

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