North Bergen, NJ – Major New York-area Traffic Bottleneck About To Get Worse

North Bergen, NJ — It is the bane of tourists and truckers, theatergoers and weekday 9-to-5ers: the congested, pothole-strewn roadway that bisects the teeming towns overlooking the Hudson River before descending into the Lincoln Tunnel to New York City. In a region known for its soul-crushing gridlock and delay-prone rail system, the 80-year-old Route 495 […]


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Halacha Headlines: Should We Accept Them Or Is The Syrian Edict The Correct Model?

Halacha Headlines: Should We Accept Them Or Is The Syrian Edict The Correct Model?

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Concerns raised southern Syrian regime offensive may spill over to Israel


The offensive, currently 20 kilometers from Israel’s Golan border, has the potential to cause spillover in the form of refugees or clashes.

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A Follow up to the New Shidduch Initiative at Weddings

A Follow up to the New Shidduch Initiative at Weddings

(BY Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times)

There has been an overwhelming response to the new Shidduch Initiative at a recent wedding in the Rye Town Hilton, where a number of first dates were initiated after the Chasuna, and at least one at the Chasuna itself.

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Eight Young Children Crying and Begging Us to Help!

Eight Young Children Crying and Begging Us to Help!

This issue concerns an avrech who has been suffering ever since he was born, primarily from the emotional point of view. Neither of his parents are mentally healthy, and eventually they got divorced.

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UK: Jeremy Corbyn Says Labour Government Would Quickly Recognize Palestine

UK: Jeremy Corbyn Says Labour Government Would Quickly Recognize Palestine

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday that a government under his leadership would recognize a Palestinian state “very early on” and push hard for a political solution to the Syrian civil war.

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Jerusalem – Israel Fires Missile At Drone Near Syria Frontier

Jerusalem — The Israeli military says it fired a Patriot missile at an unmanned aircraft that approached its airspace near the Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights. The army said Sunday that the missile did not hit the drone, and the aircraft “retreated from the border.” It was not immediately clear who launched the drone, […]


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Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

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NYS Legislature Approves Bill Aimed At Protecting Cashless Toll Payers

NYS Legislature Approves Bill Aimed At Protecting Cashless Toll Payers

A bill designed to protect drivers from being improperly billed by New York state’s expanding cashless tolling system has been approved by the state Legislature.

An amended Toll Payer Protect Act received final passage in the Senate this week as lawmakers finished their 2018 session.

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Meadowlands Plans Sports Betting Near NYC

Meadowlands Plans Sports Betting Near NYC

The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City’s doorstep next month.

Jeff Gural, who manages the northern New Jersey track, tells The Associated Press that he plans to begin offering sports betting on July 15.

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