Sunday, April 05, 2020

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Thank You, Shomrei Torah

To the members of the amazing Fair Lawn Shomrei Torah community,

We in New Rochelle are awe-inspired and have no words to adequately express the appreciation and admiration we feel toward you.

Our community had been essentially put in quarantine a week before

Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association Provides Masks For Healthcare Workers

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association leadership, the organization has amassed over 1,650 N95 masks and hundreds of surgical masks and would like to distribute them to the nurses and other healthcare providers working tirelessly at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daven for Healthcare Workers at SMGH

My colleagues at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic tell me daily of the heroic work done by all the nurses, doctors and support staff there. They are working with a shortage of supplies and nearly every floor has been transformed into an intensive care unit. Every day more and more COVID-19 patients arrive. Yet, the hospital team is

Thank You to Our Elected Officials

I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of those in our Teaneck municipality and elected officials, medical care providers, rabbinate, and fellow residents who have risen to the occasion during this difficult period. Times of crisis can bring out the best or worst in human nature and I am proud to be a Teaneck resident

Coronavirus and Israel Yeshivas and Seminaries

Considering current events, I feel the need to share some words of advice to parents who may go through the yeshiva/seminary (or any post-high school program) selection process next year. In the coming fall, parents and students will listen to the presentations given by program representatives, at the school and at Israel

Expressing Thanks to Local Leaders

This is indeed a challenging time. There is no way around that. Whether it’s people actually fighting an illness, parents struggling to keep their kids educated and entertained, trying to find household essentials and to say nothing of our concern for the economy, our jobs etc.

Coronavirus, Quarantines and Daf Yomi

In the March 5 issue of The Jewish Link of New Jersey there was a letter from my son Dan describing an accelerated Daf Yomi cycle which I began online (“Kol hakavod Dad!”). I call it ‘Chap-A-Daf ‘ since I access it whenever I have spare time during the day or night. This concept of learning more than one daf a day

The Pesach Program Industry and Staying Positive

Passoverlistings.com has become the #1 “Pesach Only” Jewish travel website where Pesach travelers can see pricing, details, and reliable reviews on over 150 Pesach programs around the world. Our goal is to continue the transparency and visibility of the Pesach program industry for Pesach customers. We provide an

Listen to the Leadership

I know everyone is tired of hearing about COVID-19, but the number of “Baruch Dayan Ha’emes” emails I have received in only two days is staggering. What shocks me to no end is that people are still not practicing social distancing. I have seen playdates between children and adults as well. I’ve heard excuses as to why they think

I’m a Resident at an NYC Hospital, and There’s Something Our Community Needs to Hear

My name is Yoni Bardash. I am an internal medicine resident in NYC and have been treating coronavirus patients all week. I’ve treated 25 positive patients and have an additional 50 patients actively being tested. Every day our numbers are increasing, our resources and supplies are more limited, residents, nurses, and medical providers have been exposed and are

An Open Letter from Dr. Daniel Berman and Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt and Psak Halacha from Rabbi Hershel Schachter, shlita

(Courtesy of Torahweb.org) The coronavirus causes COVID-19, a very dangerous and contagious infection, far more dangerous and contagious than the flu (influenza). Not only individuals with pre-existing conditions are vulnerable. Anyone over age 50, although robust and healthy, is vulnerable to potentially life-threatening

The Hidden Message Of Coronavirus?

We all know the story: A fellow was stuck on his rooftop in a flood. He was praying to God for help. Soon, a man in a rowboat came by and shouted to the man on the roof, “Jump in, I can save you.” The stranded fellow shouted back, “No, it’s OK, I’m praying to God and He is going to save me.” So the rowboat went on.