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Time to Say Thank You…

6 Shevat 5774 – January 7, 2014
The list of countries who rushed to help during the Oklahoma tornadoes is tiny.

Website Helps Sandy Victims and Non-Profits Find Grants

1 Kislev 5774 – November 4, 2013
Funding sources are invited to publicize grants at no cost.

New York Synagogues Bury 12 Torah Scrolls, Victims of Sandy

19 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
Approximately 1000 people participated on Sunday in the burial of approximately 12 Torahs scrolls that sustained irreparable damage in Hurricane Sandy seven months ago....

Nadler Slams GOP over Churches, Synagogues Disaster Relief

18 Adar 5773 – February 28, 2013
The Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs and the National Council of Young Israel asked constituents to support the bill.

Protecting Religious Freedom

18 Adar 5773 – February 27, 2013
While I was tempted to support grants that might provide some relief to a number of shuls, I was not willing to trade that potential short-term benefit for the likelihood of real long-term harm to religious freedom protections.

Orthodox Seeking Federal Funds for Sandy-Struck Synagogues UPDATED

3 Adar 5773 – February 13, 2013
The law will correct a defect in the current FEMA legislation by making clear that houses of worship are to be included amongst the nonprofit recipients of federal disaster relief aid

What I Learned from Hurricane Sandy

24 Kislev 5773 – December 7, 2012
I am writing this column as Hurricane Sandy is barreling through the greater New York area, after having sorted a load of clean laundry by the light of a group of yahrtzeit candles and having washed my supper dishes with the aid of a clip on barbeque lamp. My electricity went out almost four hours ago and thoughts of what I did right and what I did wrong in preparation for a one of a kind storm that ironically, bears my name are still fresh in my mind.

Woodmere Shul Gets Post-Sandy Torah Gift from Kansas City

21 Kislev 5773 – December 4, 2012
A Woodmere synagogue which lost four Torah scrolls in the chaos of Hurricane Sandy received a gift given in the spirit of Jewish brotherhood and Torah values from their kinsmen in Kansas City.

Oh No, Not Him Again: Anthony Weiner Testing the Water?

15 Kislev 5773 – November 29, 2012
This is not the first time Weiner has reared his head since his awkward exit from office less than 18 months ago.

Continuing Revolution in Syria and Victims of Hurricane Sandy

12 Kislev 5773 – November 26, 2012
Yishai presents audio on the current situation in Syria and also how Hurricane Sandy has affected Jews on the east coast.

Overpriced!

9 Kislev 5773 – November 22, 2012
A week after Hurricane Sandy, the Blums still had no electricity. They had run extension cords to a neighbor's house to power some basic items, like the fridge and telephone, but the protracted living without power was taking its toll on the family.

Hundreds of NY Homes to Be Torn Down After Sandy

4 Kislev 5773 – November 18, 2012
Hundreds of homes damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Sandy will be readied for demolition by New York City workers according to an article in the New York Times.

On Being Sandy

1 Kislev 5773 – November 14, 2012
It was William Shakespeare who posed the question "What's in a name?" These days, if someone calls you "Shakespeare" it probably means he or she thinks you are pretty bright, or at least can write well.

Jerusalem Hospital Offering Free Treatment For Hurricane Sandy Trauma

As residents of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy struggle to pick up the pieces, Americans and their Israeli loved ones thousands of miles away from the aftermath are getting free emotional and psychological support to cope with the disaster thanks to experts at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Attacks on Southern Israel, Raising Jewish Children, and Rain in the Land of Israel

Yishai and Malkah read listener emails, talk about rain in Israel, attacks on southern Israel, and raising children in the Land.

Chabad Emissaries Gathered in New York

28 Heshvan 5773 – November 13, 2012
Some 4,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries and communal leaders from more than 75 countries gathered in New York for their 29th international conference. Many of the rabbis...

An Ode To Sandy

25 Heshvan 5773 – November 9, 2012
Living in a house With more than 20 people Is no fun Especially when there is no gum

Israeli Aid Missions Providing Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims

The 12-person delegation will be offering rescue, rehabilitation, and communal resource services to New York residents of Far Rockaway and Long Beach, as well as the Atlantic City-Margate area along the Jersey Shore. They will also be identifying areas with vulnerable populations and allocating resources to older people and families with young children who have suffered significant damages to their homes and have no power.

Sandy-Affected Voters in NY & NJ Can Choose Polling Place

22 Heshvan 5773 – November 6, 2012
Voters in New York and New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy will be permitted to vote at any polling place in their respective states...

It’s Not Always Critical

As the worse in now behind us, and yet with restorations efforts still ahead of us, I believe that the terms utilized so widely this week to describe a terrible predicament should force us to reconsider their use when, thankfully, tragedy doesn’t strike. Though my heart and soul are with those hurt by the storm, I am disturbed that so many of these very adjectives are commonly used to describe common occurrences, a far cry from the critical situation that so many Americans on the East Coast are facing.

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