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.”

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Mezuzah Scandal: Rabbi Veiner Clarifies

Rabbi Veiner of Eretz Yisroel, whose Halachik response was used to justify claims of Posul Mezuzos being sold on Kingston Ave, clarifies his Halachik response. In it, he distances himself from any conclusions made on the mezuzos.

Crown Heights Hatzalah Symposium

This coming Motzai Shabbos, January 5th, Crown Heights Hatzalah will be hosting a symposium for the members of the Crown Heights community. In conjunction with Maimonides Medical Center, Crown Heights Hatzalah symposium  will touch on health questions and issues of the community.

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.

PEARLS Accuses YAFFED of Slander following DOE Letter

Parents for Educational and Religious Liberty in Schools {PEARLS], an organization founded in defense of Ultra Orthodox schools, accused Young Advocates for Fair Education [YAFFED], an advocacy group which aims to “improving secular education” in those schools, of slander following the release of a 14-page letter from the city’s Department of Education.