Manhattan Crowd Hears Stories of Wounded Soldiers’ Resilience

Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni chats up a group of injured veterans touring New York City. Photo: Bentzi Sasson

The room was quiet as Aharon Nazarov told his story. Injured in six previous terrorist attacks, the seventh, in October 2002, left the young Israeli soldier’s entire body burned. Travelling on the same bus as a suicide bomber, he was the only survivor.

Goldstein is Furious with Kingston Contractor

Furious with the contractor doing the construction work on Kingston Avenue, Jacob Goldstein – chairman of community board nine – fired off a letter warning the community about the treacherous conditions on Kingston and Empire. Goldstein writes that he asked the contractor to hold off working until after the parade, a request they ignored.

Cheder at the Ohel Starts Lag B’Omer Early

Cheder at the Ohel held a pre Lag’ B’omer parade today in Valley Stream, NY. With a police escort and a car playing A cappella chassidish music, the children marched from their school, down the block, holding posters describing the different mitzvots that Jews can do and posters of different Jewish seferim.

ULY’s Learn-a-Thon for a New Roof

This month, the boys at Lubavitcher Yeshiva of Crown Street are getting an exciting practical lesson in how the Torah learning of the Tinokos Shel Bais Rabban is truly building the Bais Hamikdosh. By learning and reviewing Torah by heart in the ULY Learn-A-Thon, they are actually building a new roof for their yeshiva!

Video: The Great Preparation

By: Avrohom Edery

Stay tuned to for more video coverage of Lag Ba’Omer.

Bloomberg: If the World Ends Tomorrow, Alternate Side Parking Will Be Suspended

NY Daily News

Well, at least there’s a silver lining to every cloud. Mayor Bloomberg, his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, took to the airwaves Friday morning and addressed the highly publicized prophecy that the End of Times will begin Saturday.

Where, What and When? Parade FAQs Answered

With the parade less than two days away, many are wondering where to go or sit, where will the stage be, and where Hatzalah or the bathrooms will be. worked together with the parade organizers to put together a host of information which should answer all your questions.

In the extended Article you will find maps for the Parade and the Fair, as well as information for where busses should be going, and where the entrances are for boys and for girls.

Paula Abdul: Shabbat Candle-lighting a Source of Inspiration

JLI’s new course, Oasis in Time; The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World, which launched this spring, has received wide support from celebrities nation-wide. Paula Abdul, popular pop singer, dancer, choreographer and television personality, who lights Shabbos candles on Friday evening, said, “I encourage you to explore [the Mitzvah of Shabbat candles] this spring with JLI’s course, I know it will be a source of inspiration and help make your life brighter and the world around you a more peaceful place.”

The Heroes Visit Washington DC

Photos by Bentzi Sasson

Wounded Israeli veterans touring the US headed to the nation’s capital for a two-day series of meetings and tours at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the White House, the Capitol, the Israeli Embassy and other sites inside the Beltway.

Pardes’ Chef Wendel Featured in the Forward


Kosher restaurants are not usually known for taking culinary risks. In response to guests’ demands, kosher chefs tend to play it safe. But Moshe Wendel, chef and owner of Pardes restaurant, in Brooklyn’s hip Boerum Hill neighborhood, is no ordinary kosher chef. And he doesn’t run your typical kosher restaurant.

NEW FEATURE: The Great Sign in Amazing 360!

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You have already seen a few of our 360 degree pictures, and now, just in time for the Great Lag Ba’Omer Parade, we have upgraded and improved this unique feature. will be providing, in addition to our amazing photo galleries, coverage of Lag Ba’Omer in 360!