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Leather Matzah Covers from Keter Judaica!

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1 FAMILY HOUSE FOR SALE

1 family semi detached home
Located on Empire Blvd off of Albany Ave
Shared driveway
25×100 lot
1st floor 20×60
2nd floor 20×50
High ceiling basement
Needs work
Windows on 3 sides on all floors
Zoned R7-1 / C1-3

Asking $1,350,000.

Exclusively by Heights Properties

For appointments contact:
J.J. Katz
Heights Properties Inc.
Phone: 718-363-3932 x 101
E-Mail: jjkatzproperties@gmail.com

Op-Ed: Don’t Be a Rodef

It’s heartbreaking. Those absolutely heart-stopping horrific sounds: screeching brakes, slamming crash, shattering glass, screams… A racing ambulance, flashing, blaring, whining, and getting closer, announcing trouble. Instant panic and tefillah. Please Hashem let it be ok. And not be anyone I know.

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Full Time Job in Warehouse Inventory

Looking for a warehouse person for an inventory job.

The job will consist of helping maintain proper inventory numbers.

• Full Time
• Compensation for travel.
• Health Insurance & 401K
• Warehouse located in Bayonne, NJ.
• Holiday Pay.

Please email job125@abaline.com

Op-Ed: George Washington-Style Peace Plan

“If the State of Israel is to be a Jewish state. A sliver of a state, in a world teeming with Muslim dominated states. And if the Jewish state wants to respect the safety and wellbeing of its citizens, and its law abiding residents, it can happen,” writes Aliza Bas Menachem in her latest op-ed.

My Son Was Hit By a Car; the Driver Didn’t Apologize

In a painful open letter to the community, a Crown Heights parent says that last night their young son was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing the street. The driver, a member of our community, then added insult to injury.

Update: The driver (through CrownHeights.info) reached out to the family of the boy who was hit. She personally apologized to the boy and has offered to pay for any damage.

Op-Ed: Now Is Our Chance to Teach Shlaimos HaAretz

“The so-called ‘settlements’ are not bargaining chips in negotiations. They are the front lines for Jewish security for the people of Israel in the land of Israel,” writes Aliza Bas Menachem in her latest op-ed, following the Obama-sanctioned UN Security Council vote to condemn Israeli settlements.

Op Ed: The Bas Mitzvah Problem

A Crown Heights mother watched as her daughter came home from her classmate’s Bas Mitzvah with an entire shopping bag full of prizes and party favors. She could see the anxiety on her daughter’s face. Will she be considered the “neb” of the class because her Bas Mitzvah celebration is going to be held at home?

Letter: Planning our Family

While visiting my ailing mom in Brooklyn, just a few months before her untimely passing, I shared with her the exciting news that Chavie and I were going to adopt a second baby. She pondered the idea that we’d have adoptive Irish twins, thirteen months apart, and after a few moments, she gave me her loving motherly look and asked “Why so quick? What’s the rush”? I’m still uncertain where my answer came from, perhaps directly from my soul: “Mom”, I said, “I thought we don’t believe in family planning!”. She smiled, accepted it, and shared my witty comeback with whoever would listen.

Op-Ed: Chabad Gave Me My Jewish Confidence

Before enrolling at U.C. Santa Cruz, Amanda Botfeld, a Reform Jew from Santa Monica, had never heard of Chabad. “I avoided Jewish spaces in part because I never felt like my level of Jewishness was ‘enough.’ Jewish community events are often intended to reaffirm your standing as an insider; I usually left feeling more like an outsider,” she wrote in an op-ed published by JWeekly. “But Chabad was different.”

Op-Ed: Just Listen

A young single on the ‘Shidduch Market’ bemoans the seeming difficulty of Shadchanim and parents to accept it when a young Bochur or girl rejects a suggestion, or take it seriously when they express their preferences.

Op-Ed: Once Again, a Final Goodbye

Her name was Faygee. She was 20 years old and she had a smile that could light up a room. Faygee was one of my wife Aviva’s students and she was full of life, full of love, and full of hope. She always knew what to say to make everyone around her feel good, how to give them chizuk so that they could carry on even when they faced trials and tribulations. But we lost her Monday night to an accidental heroin overdose.

Letter: How We Achieved a Stress-Free Erev Shabbos

Erev Shabbos is supposed to be a time of serene anticipation for the arrival of Shabbos. Instead, for many couples who work full time and have children, it can be a day of immense stress. One member of the Crown Heights community who struggled with this problem found a solution in Hayom Yom, and is eager to share his secret with the community.