New York Times Endorses Clarke Opponent in Primaries

Seeking to unseat the local incumbent, Adem Bunkeddeko is challenging Rep. Yvette Clarke in the Ninth Congressional District, which represents parts of Brooklyn including Crown Heights. Though he faces an uphill battle, he received support from the New York Times who endorsed him over the incumbent, citing her lack of legislative accomplishments during her tenure.

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BBC Corrects Story Linking Chabad and Trump’s Lawyer

A BBC story purportedly linking Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, and the Ukrainian President through a ‘charity’ called Chabad of Port Washington was denied by Shliach Rabbi Shalom Paltiel, and the BBC issued a clarification to the original story.

Event to Focus on Addiction & Mental Health

A newly formed organization is hosting its first event focused on dealing with mental health and addiction. The organization – Neshamos.org – dedicated to creating a healthy inner life for our youth by providing the platform, resources, and education needed to empower us all to support our youth more effectively.

Yeshiva Hanhalah Decries ‘Shfichas Domim’ Video

A video, which circulated on social media, showing a group of Bochurim removing a certain sign from the bookcases of the Chovevei Torah Zal, prompted the Hanholoh to release a strong statement condemning the video, and clarifying that the matter had already been resolved internally, and that number of the Bochurim in the video had nothing to do with the actions of those few.

Why Won’t You Call My Daughter Up To The Torah?

When a member of Sarah Alevsky‘s community in the Upper West Side sought to withdraw their daughter from their Hebrew school, it was over over their desire to have her learn to read from, and get called up to the Torah – something which they considered a right of passage – Mrs. Alvesky authored a response to allay her concerns.