Store in “Swipe for Points” Scheme Quietly Clears Out Merchandise

Sterling Electronics has been partially cleaned out in a quiet move Thursday night. Many Crown Heights residence witnessed as moving trucks pulled up to the store and workers began removing the merchandise from the shelves. This comes following the revelation of the stores involvement in the recent Credit Card “swipe for points” scandal that left many with tens of thousands, and some with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt.

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R’ Hecht: MicDrop 10 Times Worse than Call of the Shofar

On the heels of a recent controversy involving a Rabbinic prohibition on attending an event titled “MicDrop,” in a recorded interview Rabbi Shea Hecht likened the phenomenon to the Call of the Shofar, a cult-like therapy program. R’ Hecht has now doubled down on his claims saying, “not only is it another Call of the Shofar, it is ten times worse.”

MicDrop, Another Call of the Shofar

Rabbi Shea Hecht, an author on Jewish psychiatric interventions and cults, has weighed in on the Mic Drop trend. In a conversation with CrownHeights.info, he firmly rejected the Mic Drop events, making strong arguments that they will hurt many people.

Stop Smearing Yeshivas: They Provide Quality Education

In Sundays edition of the New York Daily News, Avi Schick, a lawyer and a former New York Deputy Attorney General who is representing the targeted yeshivas, points out a “false note” in the letter from the Department of Education alleging that they were denied access to some yeshivas, and goes on to clarify that those yeshivas do not receive government funding.