Non-Jewish CB 9 Member Bravely Fights Zoning Vote Scheduled on Yomtov

Brooklyn Community Board 9, which represents the Jewish half of Crown Heights along with Lefferts-Gardens, scheduled a vote on a controversial zoning issue which directly affects the Jewish community on the holiday of Simchas Torah, effectively preventing the Jewish community’s participation in the deliberation and vote. One non-Jewish member of the board bravely spoke out against this outrage, and thankfully she was able to prevent the vote from taking place.

Two More Arrested in Stark Murder Case

24 days after a jury found a Crown Heights man guilty of the gruesome murder of Menachem Stark the NYPD has announced that two of his relatives have been arrested in connection with the murder of the Brooklyn landlord in January 2014.

Weekly Story: I Can’t Remain the Same

On yud tes kislev, Reb Mendel and another of his friends visited Reb Abba in the old-age home to farbreng with him. Such a close friend and special chossid shouldn’t miss out a yud tes kislev fargrengen. Being that he was lying in his bed, they propped him up in order that he can drink a small amount of a l’chaim and it won’t cause him to gag on it.