Frum News From The Greater Lakewood Area

Month October 2023

BREAKING: Jackson Township Council Ends 7-Year Legal Battle With Historic Ordinances

In a historic step, the Jackson Township Council has agreed tonight to adopt a set of ordinances making it significantly easier for the Orthodox Jewish community to establish schools, dormitories, eruvim and Mikvaos in the municipality. The ordinances approved tonight… Continue Reading →

Change Lives Through Life Coaching: Begin Your Journey Today!

Unlock the incredible potential within you to inspire and lead others on their transformative path to personal growth. Dive into our acclaimed Personal Development Course, expertly crafted for aspiring coaches like yourself. Registration is Now Open! Use Code FIRSTCALL for… Continue Reading →

Lakewood MUA Building Two Multi-Million Dollar Water Treatment Plants

The bid opening for a two-year multi-million-dollar Lakewood construction project is set for this month. The project encompasses two new water treatment plants and arises from 2020 legislation pushing water purveyors across the country to address the health concern of… Continue Reading →

Ocean County Man Killed in Home Explosion [PHOTOS]

An Ocean County man was killed in an explosion early this morning. Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane announced that in the early morning hours of October 31, the Stafford Township Police Department… Continue Reading →

Gedolim Disturbed By Horrific Stories of Massacre Survivors

Those with personal connections to the gedolim in Israel know that they are extremely busy: Many of them wake while it is still dark to begin their Torah learning for the day, then spend long hours until late into the… Continue Reading →

Ocean County Officials Warn Seniors of Phone Scams

Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Joseph H. Vicari is urging senior residents to be cautious of scam phone calls that are targeting senior residents. “With over 200,000 seniors living in Ocean County, it is important that we… Continue Reading →

Pedestrian Hospitalized after Being Struck by Own Vehicle in Lakewood

A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by her own vehicle, officials say. The woman reportedly got out of her vehicle near her Lakewood home, but apparently forgot to put it into park. The vehicle (pictured) rolled into the women,… Continue Reading →

The Orthodox Union and Partners Host Unprecedented City Eruv Conference for Industry Professionals

Event offered chizuk and opportunities to network and learn about technological advancements  Eruv professionals at the first-ever City Eruv Conference at OU headquarters in New York Carrying objects and pushing a stroller or wheelchair on Shabbos are abilities many frum… Continue Reading →

24-Hours A Day Non-Stop Learning In Yerushalayim — NOT A MINUTE where the sound of Torah is not heard!

Three kedoshei elyon had one common concept when it came to learning Torah – they were the Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh (Rabbi Chaim ibn Attar 1696-1743) when he came to Eretz Yisroel; the Ramchal (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto 1707-1746) when he lived in Padua, Italy;  and Hagaon,… Continue Reading →

Senator Cryan, Assemblywoman Quijano Aim to Double Funding for the State Nonprofit Security Grant Program

With the amount of bias crimes in New Jersey on the rise, especially in the last three weeks, state Senator Joseph Cryan and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano say they will introduce legislation aimed at expanding the New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant… Continue Reading →

Director Vicari Asks Gov. Phil Murphy To “Slow Down” New Jersey’s Approval of More Offshore Windfarms

Ocean County officials reiterated their stance against offshore windfarms by questioning why the state is subsidizing – through lucrative tax credits – the foreign firms planning to build the controversial projects. Joseph H. Vicari, Director of the Ocean County Board… Continue Reading →

Unprecedented: Over 100 Children’s Tehillim Groups Formed in the Lakewood Area and Beyond following TLS Announcement; New Dedicated Line

The response to a post on TLS has been overwhelming, with approximately 150 children’s Tehillim groups forming in the Lakewood area, as well as out of state. “Due to the overwhelming response, a new dedicated number has been assigned to… Continue Reading →

VIDEO: The Song of Kiddushin | Yossi G.

Daf Yomi will be celebrating the Siyum of Kiddushin this Friday. The Song of Kiddushin is a great chazara that includes hundreds of phrases found in the mesechta, chazur’ing its key klallim and yesodos – all in rhyme!

Bris or Learn – That is the Question

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld If Reuven has a seder kavua of learning in the morning may he be mevatel Torah to attend a bris milah? “Aseh docheh Lo Saseh” is a concept that we learn in the gemara in Yevamos 5b. The gemara adds to this that one cannot learn “Aseh docheh Lo Saseh that has kareis” from… Continue Reading →

Submitted: Open Letter to Johns Hopkins Medicine

Dear Johns Hopkins Medicine, In the wake of these most heart-wrenching current events, and as a response to the Statement delivered to the entire Johns Hopkins Medicine community on October 10th, please allow me to express the following thoughts: I… Continue Reading →

Monday Evening Special – Watch Live 9:30 PM: Why Did Hashem Let This Happen? Our Role in Times of Crisis? Biblical Prophecy of Gog & Magog | Rabbi Manis Friedman

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Assemblyman Sauickie Works to Toughen Penalties Against Organized Theft Rings

As organized retail crime rings continue to pillage stores and make headlines in New Jersey and across the nation, Assemblyman Alex Sauickie says he is joining with business leaders and local law enforcement to combat this scourge legislatively. Sauickie met… Continue Reading →

Submitted: Hakol Kol Yaakov

When the Simchas Torah War broke out it became very clear that Hashem has decreed it, and called upon every Jew with a mission. When Hamas took down the wall between us and our fellow yidden, and between us and… Continue Reading →

“My tears wouldn’t stop falling.”

“We had to leave our home in the South in the middle of the night. When we got the call that help was on the way, my tears wouldn’t stop falling.” “They killed my parents right in front of me…. Continue Reading →

Lakewood Police Weekly Blotter

WANTED October 20, 2023, at 4 p.m., Officer Jeffrey Emmons was in the area of NJ Transit Bus Terminal and observed David Belcher, 61, from Lakewood, NJ, from previous encounters. Dispatch confirmed an active Lakewood warrant and Belcher was subsequently… Continue Reading →

VIDEO: War at Gaza – Another Feature Shiur about the ongoing war in Eretz Yisroel | Horav Michoel Sorotzkin

  “מִקָּדֵשׁ בַּרְנֵעַ וְעַד עַזָּה” War at Gaza- Another Feature Shiur about the ongoing war in Eretz Yisroel including Divrei Chizuk about Hagaon Horav Boruch Mordechai Ezrachi zt”l by Horav Michoel Sorotzkin The Shiur is dedicated לזכרה ולעילוי נשמתה של… Continue Reading →

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