Friday, July 20, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת דברים שבת חזון ערב ט׳ באב תשע׳׳ח

Erev Shabbos Kodesh/Shabbos Chazon Parshas Devarim Friday 8 Av 5778/July 20, 2018 Lakewood, NJ

-Candle lighting 8:03pm 
-Shkia/ Sunset  8:21pm
-Chatzos Shabbos day 1:03 pm
Weather Shabbos day-  high of 74 Cloudy with heavy rain developing later in the day. Chance of rain 100%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected.

-Shkiah Shabbos day 8:20 pm must finish eating before shkiah-
Tisha B'Av 72 minutes is 9:32 pm
-Weather Shabbos day-  high of 74 Cloudy with heavy rain developing later in the day. Chance of rain 100%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected.

The Ohev Yisrael said Shabbos Chazon is the highest Shabbos of the year. The Chozeh (Seer) of Lublin said this Shabbos is one long shaleshudes.
וְאָשִׁיבָה יָדִי עָלַיִךְ וְאֶצְרֹף כַּבֹּר סִיגָיִךְ וְאָסִירָה כָּל בְּדִילָיִךְ. (הפטרת שבת חזון) שבת שלום

At The Lakewood Atzeres on the Gezeiros in Eretz Yisroel

 A crowd gathered at Bais Faiga hall for an Atzeres Zaaka regarding the terrible Gzeiros in E Y. There was a hook up to the main atzeres taking place at camp morris. Many Roshei Yeshivos were in attendance. Harav Yisrael Brog who flew in special from Cleveland for the Lakewood Asifa at Bais faiga, said over from his Rebbe R' Meir Soleveithchik who called him personally a few years ago and

Fugitive Caught in Lakewood Apprehended in West Gate

A man wanted for three years by Northampton and Massachusetts State police was apprehended this afternoon in Lakewood, New Jersey. reports  that an arrest warrant for Stephen C. Cote, 47, was issued in November 2015. The warrant was issued after local, state and federal investigators developed evidence he was in possession of illegal material, Massachusetts State Police said.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Halachos of Tisha B'av 5778 on Shabbos and Erev Shabbos Chazon

Halachos of Tisha B'av 5778 on Shabbos and Erev Shabbos Chazon, Motzei Tisha Ba'v Havdalah.
(Based partially on Rabbi Felder Sefer) This year 5778 Tisha Bav is a Nidcha since it falls out on Shabbos The fast will be on Sunday.

Erev Shabbos Chazon one may cut their Nails for Shabbos since it is not shavua shechal bo.
One may polish their shoes only with liquid polish.
Showering is a machlokes if you are allowed kol gufo the minhag is to be meikel but to use warm water.
Children may eat meat before Shabbos up to 2 hours before the zman according to Igros Moshe, others hold they may start even from Chatzos.
If one makes an early Shabbos on Erev Shabbos Chazon he may eat Meat after the Plag.

  Laws of  Tisha B'av that falls on Shabbos 2018
The Seudos of Shabbos can be eaten as on a regular Shabbos with no restraints or restrictions.

Photos: At Satmar Rockwell

On Cross street in Lakewood behind Rockwell.  Photo Credit courtesy of photographer

N.J. Democrats plan to tax water next.

See video below- This is for those who use township water through the MUA. If you use a private company there is already a tax in place.
State Senator Bob Smith of Middlesex has proposed to put a tax on your tap water in New Jersey.
The plan is to add 10¢ for every 1,000 gallons of water your home uses. Smith which calls this a "user-fee" says it'll add $32 a year for the "average" water bill. Smith says the money is needed to fix a decaying water delivery infrastructure in New Jersey. See Video below

"Picnic" Opens at Former Farm Fresh Market

A New supermarket by the name of Picnic is set to open at the location of the former Farm Fresh market on Squankum Road. The new store is expected to open shortly i'ts slogan is "A shop in the Park". Hatzlacha to all.

Today: Atzeres Tefilah at Camp Morris in the Catskills on Giyus and רדיפת הדת Lakewood Hook up

A Atzeres Tefillah will take place today in EY with a coordinated Atzeres in the USA. The American Atzeres will be at Camp Morris, Summer Home of Yeshiva Chaim Berlin in the Catskill mountains at 40 East Pond Road Woodridge, NY 8:00PM. There will be a hook up in Lakewood at Bais Faiga hall with a special Address by Rav Yisrael Brog shlita Rosh Yeshiva Tiferes Avigdor.

Among the participants are Rosh Yeshiva of Chaim Berlin Hagaon Rav Aharon Shechter Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of South Fallsburg Hagaon Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel Shlita,  Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Hagaon Rav Malkiel Kotler Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Mirer Yeshiva Hagaon Rav Osher Kalmanowitz Shlita, among others. There will be transportation from Lakewood partially subsidized for more info call 848-210-5950

Letter from Harav Aaron Shechter Shlita: 
יש כחות בתוך אנשי מדינת ישראל אשר מגמת נפשם לפגוע בירושת כלל ישראל, לקיים בה נהיה ככל העמים בית ישראל, ובידם כחות המדינה הן בכסף הן בכח הכפיה הכללי שלה - ונפש כלל ישראל שם נמצאת בצער וצוקה מסביב. - והיא צועקת, ופונה אלינו להשתתף עמם - והאמת, איך אפשר להעלים עין כאילו אין נוגע לנו - והוא בנפשנו, כי נפש אחת לכלל ישראל.  ונעצר לזעוק, וה' ברחמיו יושענו ביום חמישי בלילה בשעה 8:00

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Sunset Road Closure done w/o Necessary permit?

Traffic in Lakewood during the morning commute and afternoon this week was grid lock. Besides the camp drop off/pick up, Sunset Road was closed off for construction. This caused major delays and back ups through the Central, James, Prospect, Cross area. The closure started last week but it appears that it was done without the necessary permit from the county
The  permit was only approved Earlier this week.. Could they have waited until after tisha B'av when People are away on Summer vacation? Instead people sat in their cars for over an hour on a errand that should take no more than 10 minutes.
Who is calling the shots?

Lakewood Events July 18, 2018

-Dinner Yeshiva Nefesh Hachaim R'Y Rav Shmuel Hirth Shlita at Tiferes Bais Yaakov hall Reception 7:45 pm 613 Oak street Lakewood, NJ

-Kinus hisoirerus yartzheit of  Mashgiach Novominsk yeshiva Harav Yosrael Chaim Prager ZTL at Khal Sharei Orah 31 Spruce street Lakewood 8:15 pm divrei Zikaron Harav Yosrael Ehrlich shlita

- Yartzeit seuda for  R' Meir Leib Brog zt"l  7:30 pm  at Khal Zichron Moshe, 9 E 13th Street., Lakewood. Parve refreshments.

- Asifa for Roshei Yeshiva parnassa options for Talmidim at PCS office 7:30 pm

- Abuse Awareness Ateres Reva hall 8:45 pm

Lakewood BOE Meeting Today

Lakewood Board of Education public meeting 6:30 pm 855 Somerset Avenue Lakewood, NJ
     Agenda HERE live stream at 7:30 pm

Abuse and Molestation Awarness Event in lakewood

Recently there have been much awareness and educational campaigns about abuse, some organizations received funding to push this agenda.
 Last month Cheder Toras Aaron held a mandatory panel for parents, one for men and one for ladies teaching them about keeping children safe, personal safety, good touch bad touch. Tonight at Ateres Reva newly formed hall will host a symposium for  the Lakewood community (Men only) on abuse prevention and molestation Talking to children about healthy boundaries.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Chicago Rabbinical Council Guide to Starbucks Beverages

Click to see List of Recommended Starbucks Beverages 
Chicago Rabbinical Council  Guide to Starbucks Beverages
אב תשע"ח  July 2018
The good news is that there are many Starbucks locations that do not serve hot meat sandwiches. These are generally the Starbucks kiosks which can be defined as a Starbucks location, usually found in a mall, retail store, a bus or train station or airport, that does not sell hot sandwiches.The cRc is comfortable recommending any drink made from kosher ingredients (even though some others use ingredients that may not be kosher). 
 It is also worth noting that many items sold at Starbucks are dairy and chalav stam.

CRC-Over the years, Starbucks shops have evolved from simple coffee shops to stores that serve many kosher and non-kosher items, with the most serious non-kosher items being hot meat

Severe Thunderstorms Moving Through Lakewood Area, Power outages

Flash Flood Warning until 08:30PM
 Lakewood PD: Storms w/Heavy rain continue next few hours. Expect road flooding & poor drainage with 1-2" thru 6pm. Some storms after w/gusts possible 40 mph Power Outages: 
-Lakewood: Swarthmore & Cedarbridge est. restoration 7:30 pm
-Toms River: Route 9 and N. Maple Est. restoration 6:00 pm
-Howell: Squankum and Bry Avenue  Est. Restoration 6:30 pm

NJ Cuts $1,566,821 in State aid to Lakewood schools, BOE Takes it from Loan Repayments

BOE Holding a Special meeting today in closed session 
The State of NJ has notified the Lakewood school district  that state aid will be reduced for the coming year by $1,566,821. The school district can not increase taxes and must make cuts to its budget to make up for the shortfall. However on the BOE agenda for the upcoming meeting  it says  the district is in a deficit, there are no funds available and no where to cut.
The only option is to reduce appropriations for the 2018-2019 school year. The Board found funds available in the State Aid Loan Repayment line account that can be reduced in the amount of $1,566,821.  This will have no effect on staffing, programs or services.
This is no way a savings but only kicking the can down the road and this money will still have to be repayed.
See full resolution below

פרה רצה בין הכרמים

A pair of  loose cows were running through the streets and yards of Lakewood Yesterday near the Howell border at Brook road. The cows broke free from a nearby farm. They were eventually captured and returned

Monday, July 16, 2018

Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva and Rabbonim Decry Digital Billboards call for its Removal!

TBL reports on Twitter: 
A letter has been signed by the 4 BMG Roshei Yeshiva along with Rav Forscheimer and other Rabbonim decrying the digital billboards and calling for their removal!

LNN: Boy Took wrong Carpool to Camp

Lakewood News Network:
Earlier today Lakewood PD, Chaveirim, and LCSW, searched for a child who never arrived this morning to his day camp. After 3 hours of searching the boy was found fine in his last year's summer day camp. It appeared that the child mistakenly left this morning with the wrong carpool.

APP: LPD crash unit under federal investigation

APP  reports "Lakewood Police Department's traffic crash investigation unit is under the microscope of federal authorities, a subpoena obtained by the Asbury Park Press shows. A federal grand jury subpoena dated in April sought all records related to deadly and serious injury crashes the Lakewood Police Department Traffic Safety Unit responded to, or "had any involvement with," since January 2014. The department was ordered to produce the records by May 15 and contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The reason for the federal investigation, or what sparked it, is not specified in the subpoena, and public officials have declined to comment on the investigation". read more at APP

Sign Highlights the Dangers of Social Media

Seen At the corner of 7th and Monmouth in Lakewood. 
A new takana implemented at the Satmar Bais Medrash in Lakewood regarding Smart phones see photo below

Boys Day Camps Begin

Traffic Alert!
The camp spirit is here. The mascots are on the street corners cheering on the kids. B'H the children get to enjoy and have fun. Boys day camps begin today. camp programs keep the kinderlach busy in these long summer days. Thanks to the many Rebbeim and counselors who provide  summer fun for Lakewood's kinderlach. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Lakewood Eateries Open For the 9 Days

-Kava open till 8pm for the 9 days
-Prime 95 special 9 days fish menu
-Dlux open during the 9 days all Chinese dishes made with fish
-Pizza Place westgate extended hours open till 9
-Upper Crust extended 9 day menu, at Todd Plaza
-Pizzano open also for dinner open 10- 10
-Heimish Chinese open  2 sushi fish rolls $9.99
-Mentoast_Lakewood 9 days special! Come one come all!
-Evergreen @glattgeshmak will be having a full pareve takeout menu all week!
-Estreia 9 days fish menu
-J2 North and South
-Yapchick open only Thursday with a full pareve menu Friday full meat menu   
-UP.Scale Fish 732-276-6343
-Fish Net at NPGS Seagull Square
-Four corners Bagels 4 locations 
-Pizza on 9 new location at 4 corners 1001 Madison 
-Bonkeys water ice and Ice cream at westgate
-Aisle 9 Nine days deli menu open late
-Snaps Kosher ull 9 days Menu
-Shloimys Kosher 9 days Parve Fish options

Talmud Torah Toras Yisroel opens with All Grades to accommodate Chasidishe Community in Lakewood

One of the obstacles facing Chasidishe families from moving to Lakewood is getting their children into school. It's more challenging for families with older children to relocate as its very hard to get into the existing Lakewood mosdos. Actually homes are not selling as fast since other options became available with people favoring a move to Staten Island and other communities that they can commute to Brooklyn.
Talmud Torah Toras Yosroel of Lakewood is a boys elementary school that is opening with all grades from K-9th grade servicing Lakewoods burgeoning Chasidishe community of Lakewood. The cheder will be under the direction of Rav Naftoli Horowitz shlita who has spent decades in chinuch in the Toronto to register email or call 732-523-1404

Men's Health screening and Vehicle Safety Inspection

 Taking place today at Toras Aaron. The Chaveirim car inspection event is free of charge.

Toys For Thought Annual Playmobil sale 30% off

 TOYS FOR THOUGHT is having their annual Playmobil sale. 30 percent off all Playmobil this Sunday Monday and Tuesday only. July 15 16 and 17 Limit one of each style item per customer. No other discounts apply. Come early for best selection. Store is located at 310 3rd street corner Clifton avenue Lakewood, NJ. Hours: 11am- 7pm

Friday, July 13, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת מטות-מסעי שבת ''חזק'' ראש חודש אב

Friday, July 13, 2018 Lakewood, NJ / א׳ אב תשע״ח לייקווד

-Candle lighting 8:07 pm
-Shkiah 8:25 pm
-Weather:   89° HI  clouds and sun

Brook Wood Eruv is NOT up this shabbos

דבר פלא מוצאים אנו בתורה"ק. הנה, בפרשת חקת, כאשר מציינת התורה את פטירתו של אהרן הכהן היא מחסירה שני דברים. א. שהייתה זו מיתת נשיקה. ב. שהיה זה בראש חודש אב. ואילו כאן, בפרשתנו, כאשר עוסקת התורה במסעות בני ישראל ובחלוקת הארץ היא מזכירה את שני הדברים הללו.  "וַיַּעַל אַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן אֶל הֹר הָהָר עַל פִּי יְהוָה וַיָּמָת שָׁם בִּשְׁנַת

Halachos for Erev Shabbos in the 9 days

Rosh Chodesh Av 5778
-Erev Shabbos in the nine days (or Chazon) one may cut their Nails for Shabbos since it is not shavua shechal bo.
-One may polish their shoes only with liquid polish according to most poskim.
 -One may brush a hat on erev shabbos since it is not considered washing clothes.
 -Showering is a machlokes if you are allowed kol gufo, the minhag is to be meikel but to use warm water.
-Tasting food that is fleishigs, some poskim- Mekor Chayim 551:9 writes "A woman who needs to taste the Shabbos foods while cooking may do so on Friday afternoon after midday" others hold you
can taste but not swallow and must spit it out. (Shmiras Shabbos Khilchasa 42:61 on Erev Shabbos during the Nine Days, you may also taste the food. However, one should try not to swallow food containing meat ingredients)
Children may eat meat before Shabbos up to 2 hours before the zman according to Rav Moshe Feinstein in Igros Moshe, others (Eliyahu Rabba) hold they may start even from Chatzos.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Township Votes for R 7.5 Density Despite Split on Planning Board

The Lakewood Township committee voted for an ordnance that will allow R 7.5 zoning to replace an area that was approved for an educational campus by converting it to a lower density. Only three members were on hand as Miller and Lichtenstien were absent (they were absent the previous meeting too). Earlier this week the Planning board was split 4-4 on converting a planned educational campus to R7.5. Those voting against it said its spot zoning an example would be like putting a Wawa at 14th street and Hope Chapel. Township officials said that it is not considered a zone change based on the opinion of the attorney.
What this ordnance does is certain areas were approved for educational campus and with that they can build up to 28 units per acre with high rise buildings and not pay taxes. By allowing it to be converted  to R75 it technically reduces  the density and you get money for taxes. 
Since the Educational campuses approvals were approved prior to the adoption of the master plan it is not regulated  to any conditions put forth by the master plan such as fixing infrastructure or widening the roadways. Officials did not say where these sites are. 

Oif Simchas Lakewood erev Rosh Chodesh menachem Av 5778

                          אם לא אעלה את ירושלים על ראש שמחתי
-Vort: Hachosson Avrumi Teichman ben R' Yussi to Hakallah Bas R' Yanky Karmel at Rav Gissinger shul 175 Sunset Rd lakewood 6:30 – 9:00 PM
-Vort: Hachosson Tzvi Eli Falik ben R' Shimmy to Hakallah Malka Birnbaum Bas R' Yiddy at Bais Noson Tzvi (1445 14th st) Lakewood 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Tzvi Benjamin To Hakallah Rochel Goldstien (Chicago) at Yeshiva ktana hall 9:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Friedman to Hakallah bas R' Avrohom Goldstein at R' Hershberg shul 9 E. 13th street lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

-As per KCL no meat products should be eaten at their establishments after 8:30 pm

A Large Health Insurance Provider may Drop Coverage

UHC has recently stopped paying for certain treatments even while it previously has covered it. In addition they are reviewing other health and therapy services that were covered until now. Some health providers were notified  that rates will be cut and they have also renegotiated payments with doctors.
 There is still a possibility they will drop coverage in the areas of  the Monmouth and Ocean county.