Friday, October 23, 2020

Lakewood Zmanim עש''ק פרשת נח תשפ''א

יוֹם שַׁבָּתוֹן אֵין לִשְׁכֹּחַ זִכְרוֹ כְּרֵיחַ הַנִיחוֹחַ יוֹנָה מָצְאָה בוֹ מָנוֹחַ וְשָׁם יָנוּחוּ יְגִיעֵי כֹחַ הָעָם אֲשֶׁר נָע וְכַצֹּאן תָּעָה יִזְכּוֹר לְפָקְדוֹ בְּרִית וּשְׁבוּעָה לְבַל יַעֲבֹר בָּם מִקְרֵה רָעָה כַּאֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ עַל מֵי נֹחַ

Friday, October 23, 2020 / ה׳ חשון תשפ״א ערב שבת פרשת נח

Candle lighting: 5:47 pm
Shkia/sunset 6:05 pm 
- Weather: Friday night low of 56 Shabbos day Mostly cloudy skies early later in the day. High 72F
-מברכים בה׳׳ב 
Who was the mother of נח? It is not mentioned in the Torah by there are 3 different names brought in a sefer from Harav Chaim Kanievsky

Re: Unmasked Mishpacha's Anti Trump virus19? Lakewood's Got Herd Immunity!

By: Y'min Losmol 
Erev Shabbos Parshas Noach 

When Meir Kahana got elected to the Knesset he promised Shulamit Aloni a heart attack everyday. Ocean county is sure to give Mishpacha's editorial board serious symptoms in the weeks to come- we're wall to wall Donald Trump country here. 

This magazine can not embarrass itself anymore than it has already.

Lakewood's yeshivaleit see through the debasement of our mesorah as self anointed spokesmen appeal to the masses directly from the newsstands with ideology that's Hashkafic fruitcake.

America has always purchased oil from abroad; Under president Trump lots of

Friday October 23 News Updates Lakewood

Weather: Mostly cloudy skies. Areas of patchy fog. High near 70F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
-Candle lighting 5:47 pm Shkia/sunset 6:05 pm

-14 new covid cases in Lakewood total 5935/208

Chumash shiur 1:00 pm -R' Gershon Ribner shhlita 646-726-9977
-Tehillim: Please be mispallel for R' PG Waxman, Pinchas Gershon Ben Chana. His condition took a turn for the worse overnight(LNN)
-Hachtorah for HaRav Shaul Sinski shlita appointed as rav of Pine River Kehilla in Lakewood 

-LPD:  Lakewood residents please travel with caution this morning as there is fog throughout the town and surrounding areas. 
-BDE: Rabbi Yehuda Kolko Z"L niftar in EY read more at  Matzav
- Trump, Biden Debate Marked by Clashes, but Less Chaos more at AP 
-Of 1182 new cases reported yesterday in NJ 469, cases are older than 7 days. 40-50% of cases being past infectious is a losing battle for contact tracing. 140 net cases are more than a month old. 100 cases are 100 days ago (Source)
-Ivanka Trump was davening at the Ohel in Queens yesterday 10 days before the election of her father
Audio: Lakewood Election update      

- Shiva for Rav Yosef Weiss Ztl at 720 Monmouth avenue shachris 8:25, Mincha 1:45 Maariv 8:00 pm gettin up Tuesday morning

Lakewood Blue Claws Adding Insult to Injury. 20 years ago, the taxpayers

20 years ago, the taxpayers of Lakewood were kept in the dark, when Bob Singer and his buddies decided to build a stadium using 24 million dollars of Urban Enterprise money. Urban Enterprise money is the sales taxes set aside from Lakewood taxpayers to be used to promote businesses and build infrastructure  for Lakewood. Singer and friends decided to use all the money available to build a stadium for a new minor league team.

 The team was called the Lakewood Blue Claws. Promises were made that the stadium would be an economic engine and would bring prosperity to Lakewood. 

Of course nothing like that happened. Not one business in Lakewood receives any benefit from this 24 million dollar stadium. 

Surely there must be some profits from rent or property taxes? Advertising ? Naming and leasing for events ?

Thursday, October 22, 2020

JHS: From Minsk to Monsey: The Life of Rav Reuven Grozovsky

As a sequel to the story of Rav Baruch Ber Leibowitz, it would be appropriate to profile the activities of his illustrious son in law and successor Rav Reuven Grozovsky (1886-1958). Growing up in Minsk, he convinced several of the youth to join him in the famed Slabodka Yeshiva. He'd eventually marry the daughter of Rav Baruch Ber Leibowitz, assisting him in the running of the Kamenitz Yeshiva. Escaping the war to the United States, Rav Reuven assumed a position as Rosh Yeshiva in both Torah Vodaath as well as the nascent Bais Medrash Elyon in Monsey. At the national level, he was first an activist in the wartime Vaad Hatzalah, then the chairman of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisroel, as well as heading the new Torah Umesorah efforts in Jewish education. As a true leader in tune with the times, he voiced his clear opinion on all issues and challenges facing the Jewish people. In 1952 he sustained a tragic car accident under mysterious circumstances. This greatly inhibited his activities and he passed away six years later.

Oif Simchas ה' חשון תשפ''א

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Pushback On A Initiative to Test

 A campaign was launched to get the Lakewood community tested for covid19 after serious pushback from parents, schools and residents who are not going along with it. There are ads PR articles and billboards introducing the Lakewood covid testing initiative. The Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva did not sign any letter approving of this. Customarily during the coronavirus the Roshei yeshiva attached their signatures to other letters on matters pertaining to covid-19 so far that has not happened. The Ad says that rabbonim and askanim urge the klal to test and the initiative is endorsed by Agudath Israel. In the ads it states clearly the testing is not to make sure that people who are not well should test to see if they are positive, rather specifically states in small leters on the bottom "for the safety of the public if you are experiencing any symptoms of not feeling well please refrain from visiting the testing sites". The testing is only for healthy people who hopefuly will have a negative result which will give govt officials a snapshot with data about the pandemic in the Lakewood community. The PR articles continue with a constant threat of fear that the only reason schools, shuls and businesses in Lakewood are allowed to remain open is because of the testing otherwise everything will immediately get shut down, need proof well they tell us to look across the bridge in NY and see what Cuomo has done. Finally they acknowledge the reluctance of the rest of the kehila to test not because people have brains and have valid concerns, not because people speak to their doctors who advise them, not because people speak to their local rav who advises them but as the press release states  " It is undeniable that in recent days voices have cropped up sowing confusion and misinformation about testing. There have been wild claims about testing that were debunked by public officials such as Rabbi Avi Schnall of Agudath Israel. We are indeed a generation that grew up in the shadow of the Holocaust, which may explain why our trust in authority is lower than in other communities. When parents are handed long documents to sign on behalf of their children, it is natural to panic". 

This discussion should be had with gedolim not random lay people. Public policy related to pandemics should only be set with those who have medical credentials and expertise in the field of  infectious diseases with no other motives but to protect the safety and health of  the community. There are schools that are not asking parents for consent to randomly test their children. There are many who hold halachically and hashkaficly not test or draw blood if there's no medical reason to do so. People do not want to be used as guinea pigs for someone's study especially that the rates in Lakewood have gone way downhill  while other parts of the state have gone up.

Brooklyn Kosher Cafe Owner Gets ‘Outpouring of Support’ After Erroneous Fine

Video: watch video below  Owner was interviewed on the Tucker Carlson show

 Hamodia  - A kosher café owner who received a wrongful summons from New York City amid the state’s controversial COVID shutdown, has experienced a national outpouring of support. Mixed Greens Café, on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue V in Brooklyn’s Homecrest neighborhood, was open Tuesday for takeout and delivery only, as required for restaurants in a “red zone” hotspot, when a man in plainclothes entered at 3:30 p.m., store owner Jacob Green told Hamodia Wednesday evening. 

The man asked if he could sit down and eat, but Jacob’s cousin Mike Green, the manager who was in the store at the time, said the store was only open for takeout and delivery. The man then identified himself as an officer of the City Department of Consumer Affairs, and proceeded to write the store a summons for keeping its doors open. The store manager, Jacob’s cousin Mike Green, can be heard pleading with the officer, “I’m struggling here every single day. It’s hard for me. There was nobody inside the store, obviously, because we don’t have dining, we only have takeout. There was nobody in the store and I’m only getting a ticket because my doors are open?”

Thursday October 22 News Updates Lakewood

 Weather- Areas of fog early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. High 71F.

- 22 new covid cases in Lakewood +2 deaths totals 5921/208

-Gov. Phil Murphy acknowledged Thursday that he did not wear a mask — because he was eating and drinking  at an event where he came into contact with a senior staff member who later tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the governor to quarantine Murphy tested negative twice since the encounter and has shown no symptoms.

- Pro Alan Dershowitz: I grew up in Orthodox Brooklyn. We must apply the same COVID-19 standards for all and Jews must choose life. There has been far too much finger pointing at Orthodox Jews by civic leaders who should know better. I’m on your side of these legal and political arguments. But Please emphasize those parts of the Torah that deal with mandatory isolation of contagiously ill Jews. Please recall the Talmudic wisdom that he who saves even a single human life, it is as if he saved the entire world (JTA)

- Bnos Melech distribution 8:30 pm, Sanz Klausenbeeg weekend box 5:45 pm behind Evergreen Parkview & Edgecomb

-BDE: Petirah of R' Yosef Waldman z"L of Lakewood. he was 63. Levaya 8:00 pm at the Lakewood Bais Olam. He was a son in law by Rabbi Zecharia Fendel ZTL.

-Food distribution today by OTL

Pine park 4:30 pm, 140 Lehigh 5:00 pm, 100 James 5:30 pm, Bais Rochel 6:00 pm,,  1100 Cross 5:30 pm

 -In little over six minutes, the Lakewood Board of Education approved the agenda for its monthly meeting without a single mention of the recent COVID-19 cases among teachers and students in the public schools. The Lakewood Public School District has reported recently that at least 36 people, 20 staff and 16 students have tested positive for COVID-19. Dozens of staff members and students have been sent home to quarantine, as well. parents complained they could not as questions.(APP)

-Bikur Cholim- 130 Covid patients have been hospitalized since September 12. B”H 112 were discharged, 5 were niftar R"L. Currently 15 hospitalized, with 6 of them in serious/critical condition- Annual kinus Hashluchim Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries Moves Online Amid Pandemic will be an all virtual event.

-Harold Herskowitz reacts on Twitter to the Blueclaws dropping Lakewood. "Lakewood taxpayers paid for this scam stadium deal.  And now they don't want our name on it. We paid 24 million dollars for the stadium.  Thy got all proceeds. Paid us 25 grand a year in rent. We the Lakewood taxpayers paid all maintenance costs, which was in the millions for 15 years. It brought no business to the town. Was very profitable.  Put money in the politicians pockets. Lakewood had all our money that we could have used to fix our messed up town stolen by these politicians and their buddies. And now they dont even want to be associated with us. I think it's time for a lawsuit. We want our money back."

- Gelbstein food distribution: Today  3:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Middle School on Somerset Ave and Clifton Avenue Grade School. 

- Today the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing bill S2814, which makes failure to wear a mask into a store with posted signage during the state of emergency a criminal trespass offense punishable by up to 30 days imprisonment, a fine of $500 or both.  . If passed, the law will take effect immediately and shall expire upon the expiration of the state of emergency  “a person commits a violation if that person is not properly wearing a mask which at a minimum simultaneously covers the nose and mouth

-Final presidential debate will take place tonight

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

BlueClaws Drop "Lakewood" Rebrand as Jersey Shore BlueClaws extend lease with the Township

 The Lakewood Blueclaws Baseball team that plays in First energy park in Lakewood has rebranded and dropped the name of its host town. It will now call itself the Jersey Shore Blueclaws. At the same time the team announced that they’ve exercised a 10-year team lease option on the FirstEnergy Park lease with the Township of Lakewood. The current lease is $175,000 a year. 

In the press release Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles and Steve Reinman, the Township’s Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development, were in attendance at the event. “The BlueClaws have been a tremendous asset to our community, bringing over 7.7 million fans to Lakewood since 2001,” said Coles. “The Township could not be more excited continue our partnership with the BlueClaws and we look forward to this exciting new era in team history.”

Oif Simchas ד' חשון תשפ''א

 Kiddush Levana

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Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah: עת צרה היא ליעקב וממנה יושע

 We need to search for any possible methods to continue education of our youth spiritual danger is even higher than physical danger. We may not provoke through protests and unruliness against the government. Something that has already caused an appalling desecration of Hashem's Name, R"L.

Lakewood BOE Meeting Tonight

 Lakewood Board of Education public meeting today 7:30 pm

-Watch Live stream HERE 
-Agenda HERE
414,337 kosher meals served from Sep 1 - Oct 16

Wednesday October 21 News Updates Lakewood

 Weather: Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Areas of dense fog. High 74F.

- 13 new covid cases in Lakewood + 1 death totals 5899/206

- Just hours after being ordered by a federal judge to explain his shutdown of Jewish schools in court, Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference in which he reversed course and agreed to allow the schools to open in Far Rockaway. The announcement came on the heels of the lawsuit filed by Yitzchok and Chana Lebovits, who send their daughters to Bais Yaakov Ateres Miriam (BYAM) – an Orthodox Jewish school for girls. The lawsuit alleged that Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio had illegally discriminated against the school, even though there had been no cases of COVID and both officials had previously admitted that schools have not been spreading the virus. More 

- Lakewood township to open municipal building in January 2021 if infection rates come down. Read full story at FAA.com 
-Asifa for the רפואה שלימה of the Mir Mashgiach, Hagaon Harav Aaron Chodosh Shlita. Harav Binyomin Finkel Shlita will give divrei chizuk at 4pm followed by Tehilim. call in #  929-219-1199
-Ocean county drops to #8 with 63 covid cases
-Gov. Phil Murphy abruptly stepped off the stage of a public event Wednesday moments after he learned somebody he was in contact with over the weekend tested positive for the coronavirus. Murphy said the last time he took a COVID-19 test was on Monday and that he tested negative. He will self quarantine by did not say how long.
-Cuomo makes adjustments to some zones but Brooklyn the red zone remains the red zone. The orange zone will go to a yellow zone .Rockland county red remains red. Yellow remains yellow. Orange county red remains red. Yellow remains yellow.
-Yesodei food distribution by Out To Lunch for kids not in school and weekend meals
Sanztown rd westgate 4:30 pm
SCHI parking lot 6:00 pm
Mekor Hatorah 180 sims 6:30 pm (off Pine street)
Tashbar 82 oak street 6:45 pm 
The center 1400 Prospect 7:00 pm
- Igud Harabonim Linyonei Corona in a letter dated yesterday 2 Cheshvan call for parents to test their children. " The Governor's office has made it clear that every  Mosad  have a testing protocol in place if they are to allow them to continue operating in light of the recent COVID-19 uptick. Therefore and after careful deliberation and consultation with the Roshei Yeshiva Shlita it is clear to us that in the current matzav it is appropriate that the Keilah partakes in the testing being conducted by their children's mosdos".
- continued tefilos for the Mir Mashgiach Rav Aaron Chodeosh who is hospitalized with Corona he is on a respirator. Name is Aaron Dovid ben Tzivia Leah 
The center 1400 prospect 7:00 pm 
-An atrocious antisemitic message was discovered at a Costco woman’s bathroom yesterday in Ocean Township, NJ.
-Latest Hashkafa shiurim uploaded at Rebgershonribner.com
Eating cheerios for Shalosh Seudos
LKWAT – Long term Kollel wife aptitude test

Zionist Groups fight Orthodox Right wing Takeover of the WZO at the World Jewish Congress

 The 38th world Jewish Congress is meeting this week for its annual conference. They meet every 5 years in Yerushalayim and this year are holding the proceeding online. The WZO was founded in 1897 at the World Jewish Congress by Theodor Herzl. After the WZO elections earlier this year The right-wing and Orthodox coalition increased their delegates led by World Likud and includes World Mizrachi, Shas, Yisrael Beytenu and Eretz Hakodesh. The progressive groups are fighting back with Hadassah president denouncing the WZO coalition agreement and Masorti director threatening  that they will leave Zionist institutions and establish new ones if we have no place at the table

 The progressive reform and conservative groups such as Hadassah, other groups delayed right-wing takeover of World Zionist Congress after a  Power shift at the World Zionist Congress may strip progressive and center-left parties of influence, unless a compromised is reached. Legacy Jewish groups like Naamat, Maccabi, B’nai B’rith International, the Women’s International Zionist Organization and Emunah stepped in to delay the contentious vote

-JTA — A coalition of Jewish groups including the likes of Hadassah and B’nai B’rith International has

ברוך דיין האמת

Live stream HERE or below 1:30 pm

Petirah of Rav Yosef Weiss Z"l, Menahel of Yeshiva Sha'agas Aryeh  in Lakewood who went into cardiac arrest after suffering from an illness. Levaya at the parking lot of Lake terrace hall at 1:30 pm Kevura at the Lakewood Bais Olam. The Levaya will be live streamed see below for the live feed. Phone hook up 1- 857-356-3300 or 612-398-0330

From Matzav- Rabbi Weiss served as the menahel at Yeshiva Shaagas Aryeh, as well as the principal of the Satmar Cheder of Lakewood. A veteran mechanech, Rabbi Weiss devoted himself to the field of chinuch with great dedication for decades. Rabbi Weiss was also the author of the popular Visions of Greatness series, published by CIS. Visions of Greatness contains hundreds of inspiring stories that have been enjoyed by thousands.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Oif Simchas ג' חשון תשפ''א

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Write in Ballot Results for Lakewood Primary Elections July 7 2020

See below for full list and results of write in candidates submitted for the Lakewood Primary Elections that took place by mail on July 7, 2020 (HT: Reporter Shlomo Schorr on Twitter,

Tuesday October 20 2020 News Updates Lakewood

 Weather: Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing.

- Please be mispallel for Yosef Yona Ben Rivka, a Lakewood Menahel who is in extremely critical condition. (LNN)

-Gov Murphy tonight: As cases continue to rise in our state and across the nation, we highly discourage to the extent practical – non-essential interstate travel. 
-Toms River with 15 new covid cases 
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents of New York about neighboring New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania to avoid all but essential travel between the states because of a spike in coronavirus cases in the Garden states. Cuomo said “non-essential” cross-border travel in the region “should be avoided”.

-Chasuna halls in Lakewood reinforce covid guidelines and regulations limiting guests to 150 demanding all attendees wear masks and no and holding by dancing. The wedding schedule has changed allowing a second shift to join with sinchas chosson vekallah. Authorities were at recent events to assure compliance.

-Ocean county down to #8 in List of cases in NJ with 55, led by Union 132. Middlesex 117, Essex 114, Bergen 103, Hudson 87, Passaic 67, Morris 60, who all have more cases. None of these counties are vilified by the Murphy administration as they did to Ocean county.

- 13 new covid cases in Lakewood totals 5886/205 + 1 death.

-Pizza on Wheels free lunch program daily 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 
-NYC mayor Bill de Blasio expressed regret on how the city overreacted in terms of enforcement on the jewish communities, and that it would enforce compliance in more measured ways.(BP24)
-Murphy signs bill to release thousands of N.J. prisoners early beginning the day after Election Day due to covid19 in prisons. NJ.com
-The state shipped 170,000 antigen (rapid) tests to Ocean county, but claim they aren't reporting the results because they aren't PCR.(Non rapid).according to NJ12 reporter. Yet there seems to be a disconnect as local health departments are factoring it in their count. 

- Numerous car accidents around Lakewood this morning due to slippery roads

-Tefillos for Harav Dovid Soleveitchick  shlita who suffered a bad case of pneumonia please daven for Meshulam Dovid ben Alteh Hendel for a refuah sheleima

-Tefilos for Rav Aharon Chodosh  shlitamashgiach  Mir Yerushalayim who was taken to hospital after not feeling well his condition is stable they tested him for covid19. Please daven for Aharon ben Tzivia for a refuah shleima

-LPD: Kent Rd closed between County Line Rd and the Howell border until further notice reoairs to the bridgewill keep the road closed for a while.
-At the zoning board last night the board denied a application to build 39 single family on Oak Street between Albert Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue. The board approved  4 houses on Spruce street corner Washington where only 1.5 houses(LNN)
-Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh  told his listeners yesterday “It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over,” after scans  showed the lung cancer was

Monday, October 19, 2020

Lakewood Election Message

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Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting

 Lakewood Zoning board meeting tonight Monday October 19 at7:00 pm

-Watch Livestream HERE 
-See Agenda HERE 
-During the meeting, you may submit written questions and/or comments via e mail to the following e-mail address: zoningboardcomments@lakewoodnj.gov You must Include your name and address in your submission. 
OLD BUSINESS
Appeal # 4139A – Somerset NH LLC – New Hampshire Ave, Block 1248 Lot 1, B-5 zone.
 Subdivision for 30 duplex structures.
6. NEW BUSINESS

What's A NJ Provisional Ballot? How Does It Work?

  Patch- NJ - Ever since Governor Phil Murphy announced that the November election would be primarily vote-by-mail, there has been a flurry of concern about the voting in person which will be done by using a provisional ballot. According to Warren County Clerk Holly Mackey, in every election paper provisional ballots are supplied to the poll workers and are nothing new.

"They are commonly used for things such as a voter appearing in person but does not show up in the poll books, for a whole host of reasons, and for people who were issued a vote-by-mail ballot," Mackey said. "They are given the paper provisional ballot and the affirmation statement that they fill out."

Monday Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Oct 19 News Updates Lakewood

 weather: Partly cloudy skies. High 67F

-50 New covid cases in Lakewood totals 5873/204

- "I'm hearing horror stories of inspectors threatening to bust yeshiva doors, sneaking in through backyards, stopping kids and asking where they're going (creeps). (Reporter Yochon Donn on Twitter)

-The USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the continued extension of nationwide flexibilities allowing free school meals for all kids throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year. That means parents will not have to pay for school lunch even if they are not eligible. No word yet if the weekly food distributions will continue past December. 

-Murphy: Many of the new cases we are tracking are coming not from our schools or businesses, but from gatherings inside private homes.Especially as the cooler weather pulls more of us back inside, we have to remain extra-vigilant.

- Five counties are reporting more than 100 cases today – Ocean with 154, Essex with 132, Union with 109, Middlesex with 108, and Bergen with 103

-New Jersey reported 1,192 positive coronavirus tests across the state The statewide positivity rate for all tests recorded on October 15th was 3.36%. The statewide rate of transmission is currently 1.14.

-Kipshuto restaurant opens a second location at the shopping center at 605 East Countyline Rd, 2, Lakewood corner of Squankum road near the Wawa. The other location is on South Clifton order online Here

-Case Update: On Thursday there was a hearing at the appeals court. It is estimated the judge will issue a ruling within 2 months. It is possible the judge will iy"h declare the case an unjustified prosecution and dismiss the entire case or ח''ו she will recommend that R Osher shlita be resentenced for a 12 year prison sentence ר''ל. Please continue to dave for Osher ben Chana Frumit. There will be weekly tehillim Thursday night 10:30 pm in Binyan Beren.

-Satmar releases the grammen for the mitzva tzntz ahead of the wedding tonight for all those who will be calling in to join along
-The Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi shlita tested positive for coronavirus he is feeling well and continuing his daily schedule please daven for Boruch Mordechai ben Hinda Malka
-Starting today Monday, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan HaRav Simcha Bunim Cohen Shlita will continue daily Shaarei Teshuva Monday - Thursday 1:25pm-1:35 pmOn Chayeinu Hotline 732-301-4043 press 9 to hear it live and 6 for recordings

-Residents in Jackson speak up at meeting demanding closure of shuls video


Sunday, October 18, 2020

AUDIO: Cuomo Holds Conference Call With Jewish Leaders Sunday Night They Apologized for the Rhetoric

"Please remember that when you see some, pardon me, idiots doing silly things, don’t paint us with that brush. We are really beating up on them, we are doing everything in our power to stop these people. At the same time, you know, one thing you mentioned earlier [that] you were sued without anybody talking to you – that’s one thing I feel is unfair. We wanted to meet with you. We wanted to speak with you. We didn’t get the time". 

 Hamodia: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo a held conference call with Jewish leaders Sunday night. Several askanim from Borough Park declined to be on the call, after the tensions that arose from the October 6th call, including the fact that the governor muted them during the call, and only talk several prearranged questions. However, on this October 18th call,  it appeared that questioners were able to talk freely, and one person involved described the conference to Hamodia as much more “conciliatory.”

Rabbi Yaakov Bender: This is Yaakov Bender from Far Rockaway, New York.

Read full transcript and Hear the audio at Hamodia.com

Oif Simchas 1 Cheshvan 5781 Rosh Chodesh

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Audio: Election Update: Vote Column A straight Down

 Election message from R' Harold Herskowitz VOTE STRAIGHT COLUMN A

Reminder this election is by mail in Ballot. There will be no formal in person voting besides for a few

Sunday Rosh Chosesh Cheshvan News updates Lakewood

חדש עלינו את החודש הזה לטובה ולברכה, לששון ולשמחה, לישועה ולנחמה, לפרנסה ולכלכלה, לחיים ולשלום, למחילת חטא ולסליחת עוון

Weather: Partly cloudy. High 63F 10% chance of rain

-Authorities enforcing social distancing rules and mask wearing at simcha halls.

-NJ- The statewide rate of transmission declined to 1.15, even though number of cases jumped up. Essex County led the state in new cases Sunday, with 139, followed by Hudson (131), Ocean (121), and Union and Middlesex, both 107.

-117 New cases in Lakewood totals 5823/204

-The Yom Tefillah requested by the Rabbonim  in Boro Park will take place  Tuesday 11:30am by phone, will include all mosdos and communities. 
-Mosdos in Monsey were shut down by Govt officials over shabbos 
- Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva and the Vaad Harabonim linyanei corona call for increase in Torah and tefilla. In a letter released it states the current threat to the operation of yeshivos and Talmudei Torah especially that some were shut down in other cities. The rabbonim ask that tehillim be said after all 3 daily tefillos in shuls.

- Lakewood Vaad does not make an endorsement for president citing a decades long practice to focus on matters of local concern and not make endorsement in presidential elections. Lakewood was the Trumpiest town in NJ who voted in 2016. The vaad did express hakoras hatov to the president and have significant concerns about the policies of the Democratic contenders.

-Boro Park is holding a protest (yom tefilah) against the Cuomo lockdown on Monday, based on a decision tonight by rabbanim. This, according to my recall, is unprecedented. Never before has Boro Park sanctioned a protest. Then again, the governor's rhetoric these days is also unprecedented. (Yochonon Donn)

- Tehillim for שמעון בן הניא רייזל hospitalized with corona. רפאל אברהם יצחק בן גיטל, חיים יעקב בן פייגא בתוך שאר חולי ישראל

- Satmar releases statement it will hold wedding for close family only and blames media smear since the original plan was with social distancing guidelines.



Saturday, October 17, 2020

Motzei Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5781 Lakewood

- Chartered flights are heading to Israel the next few days with Yeshiva bochurim and Seminary girls going  to study and learn after not being allowed to enter. They will quarantine for 2 weeks upon arrival.

-39 new cases in Lakewood  totals 5706/204

-Tehillim Edison rosh yeshivas name has been changed. Please be mispalel for  Chaim Yaakov ben Faiga בתוך שאר חולי ישראל

- Rav Chaim Kanievsky responded to those who asked that they should open the chadeorim and  yeshivos ketanos starting tomorrow after failing to reach a deal with the state.

-NY Gov. Cuomo signed an order to stop a planned wedding this Monday for the grandson of the Satmar Rebbe Rav Zalman  It was expected to draw 10,000 guest and held in Williamsburg outside the color zones You can get married, you just can't have a thousand people at your wedding. You get the same result at the end of the day -- you're just married. It's also cheaper."Abc

- Coronavirus cases increased in 17 of N.J.'s 21 counties. Ocean County was the state’s biggest hotspot last week, adding 17.6 cases per 10,000, a 19% rise from last week. The county had curtailed its rate slightly after eclipsing 20 cases per 10,000 two weeks ago.




Friday, October 16, 2020

Lakewood Zmanim עש׳׳ק פרשת בראשית שבת מברכים חודש מרחשון תשפ׳׳א


 
 חסידים היו אומרים: ״היכן שיהודי מעמיד את עצמו בשבת בראשית - שם הוא יעמוד בכל השנה כולה״
Friday, October 16, 2020 / כ״ח תשרי תשפ״א ערב שבת פרשת בראשית
-Candle lighting 5:56 pm 
-Shkia/Sunset 6:14 pm
-Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan is Sunday and Monday
-Molad: · Shabbos morning, 23 minutes and 0 chalakim after 3:00 am.
די מולד איז געווען שבת פארטאגס דריי און צוואנציג מינוט נאך דריי 
-weather Shabbbos day  A mainly sunny sky. High 61F

Minhag in some shuls to sell the first Aliya of shabbos Breishis
A story in which the Maharik relates that in his time (fifteenth century), the custom in many shuls in

A Few Tips for the Gabbai about Hagaba on Sefer Breishis

Dear Gaabai, Please make sure that Hagba during these weeks is performed in a way that is proper kavod haTorah and shouldn't give anyone in shul, heart failure. There's been too many close calls where people near the bima end up catching the sefer.

 As we read the parshios of Breishis  the sefer Torah is rolled  that the left side is heavier making it harder for a righty to lift up during Hagbah. The newer sifrei Torah are lighter but older sifrei torah  are heavier.

The Mishna Berura writes that Hagbah  should be given to someone who has the strength to lift and turn the Torah without needing to sit immediately. If one knows they do not have the strength to do it properly they should decline the honor. Although generally one should not turn down an invitation for an Aliyah, we don’t find this with Hagbah, albeit the greater honor.
 A Few important tips:

 1) Please whoever is performing Hagbaa ask them if they have the strength and technique to lift the sefer Torah. Try giving to lefty's or able bodied men.

2) Gelilah should also be given to someone with knowledge to immediately secure the atzei chaim and begin rolling the sefer Torah

3) Very important for the Gabbai to stand nearby within an arms length until after gelilah is done.

Thank You
K. H.


Friday Oct 16 News Updates Lakewood

Weather: Periods of rain. Morning high of 63F with temps falling to near 55. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near an inch. Locally heavy rainfall possible.

- Candle lighting 5:56 pm Shkia Sunset 6:14 pm Rosh Chodesh MarCheshvan Sunday & Monday

- Over 25 local cholim in hospitals please continue to daven,

- Six NJ Counties have more cases than Ocean county that has 70. Essex has most at 99 Hudson 98.

-28 New covid cases in Lakewood totals 5667/204

-BDE:  Harav Ayreh Leibish Yitzchak Rubin, zt”l, Av Beis Din of Glaguv. He was approximately 70 years old.  levayah took place at his bais medrash on 55th Streetin Boror park

-Rav Moshe Shternbuch, rosh av bais din of the Badatz of the Eidah Hachareidis of Yerushalayim, has released a powerful p’sak against those who submit to authorities names and identities of Torah institutions that allegedly are not complying with draconian Covid-19 lockdown regulations.Rav Shternbuch, in his weekly shiur, stated that these “mosrim,” those who inform on fellow Jews to governmental authorities, may not be counted toward a minyan. read more at Matzav.com  

-Vaad Hapoel for Hatzolas hayeshivos and mosdos Hatorah in Lakewood: Since the awareness campaign not to do mass testing the numbers have  been reduced in the community.

-There is no state mandate to have students randomly tested in school.

-Murphy: “There have been some big realities. And again, I will say that our working relationship with elected leaders, faith leaders and others in and around Lakewood has been outstanding, but there’s no escaping the fact that that’s been a hotspot.. But for the most part, I’ll use baseball terms, forgive me, this is a bunch of singles and doubles, small ball stuff that’s a little bit here, a little bit there.”

- New Hampshire and Massachusetts add the state NJ to a travel advisory as one of the states to quarantine for 14 days if you come from there.

- Cuomo's health commissioner  Howard Zucker admits in a brief in the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese case that “there is no specific percentage threshold to determine when an area should be designated as an orange or yellow zone.” Basically, Cuomo is making up rules and maps based on mood.(OJPAC)

- A "super-spreader event" near Monmouth University led to positive coronavirus tests for more than 100 students and forced the school into all-online classes, officials said Tuesday. The outbreak was traced to a single off-campus private gathering that resulted in 125 positive Covid-19 cases.

- Jays busing dismissal at girls schools today 11:00 am due to limited drivers.
- Changing of the guard Lakewood Hatzolah Captains retire after 10 year term. New captain appointed by vaad Harabonim
-BD'E: Rosh hakahal of Satmar in Monroe Reb Meir Zelig Rispler Z"L 75, was niftar after catching the virus recently.

- LNN - Prime Apartments and the new Chateau Grande shopping center have applied to Lakewood Township to receive 5 year tax abatements on their new buildings.⁣
The tax abatements would begin once the buildings are deemed by the tax assessor as "complete and ready for use for their intended purpose". The first year after completion the owners would pay $0 in property taxes, the second year they would pay 20%, the third year 40%, the fourth year 60%, and the fifty year 80%. After the 5 years they will need to pay the full amount of taxes due.⁣ The Prime Apartments building is currently assessed at over $19 Million.⁣ Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein voted no to the Prime Apartments request, and he abstained to the Chateau Grande plaza request. Committeeman Mike D'Elia abstained on both requests.

- Hamodia: -A group of Catholics and Orthodox Jews filed suit Thursday against New York’s recent COVID-19 restrictions, alleging unconstitutional infringements on freedom of speech, religion and assembly. This is at least the fifth lawsuit brought against the regulations imposed last week.

The federal suit was brought by a group of Catholic priests, Orthodox Jews, and Catholic-school and yeshiva parents, over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s closure of schools and limitation of houses or worship to as few as 10.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Oif Simchas 28 Tishrei 5781

 Chasunas: 

Thursday Oct 15 News Updates Lakewood

Weather: Sunny. High around 75F.
- potential for Heavy rainfall for Friday- put away the Sukka

- 11:30 PM - Chumash Shiur by HaRav Yeruchum Olshin Shlita Live Call-in: 646-726-9977
Past Shiurim: 732-363-6713 or Chayeinu Hotline: 732-301-4043

-Distribution 9 pm 180 Sims ave
-HaRav Yechiel Moskowitz Shlita will give a Shiur on Parshas Hashavua tonight at 10:30. To join, please call 605-313-5894 PIN# 783618# 

-6:45  Bais Tova distribution open
-At the Lakewood township meeting today the committee passed first  reading of tax abatements for Chateau grand plaza and Prime Apartments. Committeemen Lichtenstein and Delia Abstained on one and did not vote on the other because of a conflict. The public hearing will take place on November 12. Mayor Coles said they are working with businesses and schools to make sure people are properly socially distancing. 

- 55 New covid cases in Lakewood totals 5639/204. OCHD reporting 95 cases in the county but Murphy tweets it was over 100

-Dov Hikind Tweets "I just dispatched the attached letter to President lDonald Trump  asking for DOJ to investigate Tyrant King Cuomo's actions against the NY Jewish communities It's clear to any rational observer the governor is using COVID as cover for his vengeful incitement against Jewish ppl"
-Murphy  973 new positive COVID19 test results, Ocean, Bergen, and Essex counties all reported more than 100 cases today. 22 outbreaks traced back to schools affecting 83 people 9 cases linked to 3 schools in Ocean county.

- Gelbstein food box distribution today 3:30 -6:00 pm at Clifton Ave School and Middle school on Somerset
-Audio: Stoliner Rebbe shlita about being careful for others and for oneself

-Sanz klausenberg distribution 5:45pm -7:30 pm Edgecomb & Parkview behind Evergreen
-OTL weekend shabbos lunch box distribution
Pine park 4:30
Tiferes Chaya on Joe Parker 7:00 pm
Bnos Hadasa 140 Lehigh Ave 7:30 pm
Mekor hatorah 180 Sims 9:30 pm

- The group Vaad Hamosdos Linyanei Corona working with many mosdos issued a statement After many schools in Lakewood sent home forms to be filled out & signed to allow the school to test kids for corona at random. There is no such legal requirement and is against the opinion of gedolei haposkim including rav Moshe Shaul Klein shlita of Rav Wosners Bais Din. One should discuss with their Rov and Doctor before signing a form. A false positive can put the entire family in quarantine, jeopordise the Ruchniyus and close down schools.
- Tehillim for Rav Yaakov Busel shlita hospitalized for covid and developed a infection. Yaakov ben Faiga besoch shar cholei yisroel.
-  New Jersey appellate court will hear arguments today in the Eisemann case.
 seeking to overturn the two remaining convictions. The state is looking for a tougher sentance.  The case will  be heard virtually  at 10:15am. Tehillim and seder limud will take place as a zechus for Asher ben Chana Frumit.
 -Three shuls in Rockland County have filed a lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions on houses of worship due to a COVID-19 uptick, alleging an unconstitutional violation of religious and other liberties. (Hamodia)
- Free Rapid COVID19 Testing today Oct 15 at OHI 101 Second street 9AM-4PM Results available quickly

- Cuomo signs executive order to withold funding from non public schools in red zones who defy his order and remain open.

Today: Lakewood Township Commmitee Meeting

 The Lakewood township committee meeting will take place today Oct 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm virtually
Watch live stream HERE  
See Agenda HERE
 Ordnance first reading Granting Tax abatements from local property taxes to:
-Chateau grand plaza at 939 River Avenue
-Prime Apartments at 7th and Madison former capitol hotel
-Street vacation, land sales.
-Public comment may be submitted via email at comments@lakewoodnj.gov before and
during the committee meeting.  see more

Twitter Thread: Understanding the NYC Orthodox Jewish community and the Covid Lockdown

"To conclude: We care for life more than Cuomo does. Much more. He’s responsible for the lost lives of thousands. But we also care for our liberties — especially our religious liberties. And Orthodox Jews aren’t about to give Cuomo control over the well-being. Period". 

In a long twitter thread D.Y Shor gives his perspective and informative narrative on the unprecedented attack on NY’s Religious Jewish Communities

We Orthodox Jews in NYC have been all the rage for a few weeks now, and I gather most people outside the community have no idea what’s really transpiring here, so allow me to try to clarify some stuff for you all. The Jewish community here is very big, and consists of hundreds of congregations. Each can be different. Obviously I can’t give an accounting for all, but I’ll try to give a general explainer on the broad happenings with COVID and the restrictions impacting religious life. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Oif Simchas Lakewood כ''ז תשרי תשפ''א

Chasunos:

Wednesday October 14 News Updates Lakewood

Weather: A mainly sunny sky. High around 70F.

-Tefilos for R' Asher ben Chana Frumit Eisenmann - tomorrow morning is a crucial hearing in the appellate court. A  kinus tefila will take place tonight 10:15 pm in yeshiva  hook up#  7128325656  500# 
- Some Schools sent home a consent form for parents to sign that they legally have to allow random covid testing of students in school.
-Mishpacha article "Shuttered Shuls Shattered Trust" -  Has Cuomo gone too far:
On Cuomo “He figures that when the election comes up, ‘I’ll go visit a couple of rebbes, I’ll throw some money in the budget and give a nice speech about how many times I visited Israel,’ ” the activist said. “I don’t think he’s worried down the road. 
On Murphy- “He was very impressed that here’s a Jewish holiday with customs that are thousands of years old, and the rabbis, the leadership, put out a letter changing those customs in a big way because of the situation,” Rabbi Schnall said. “And he showed his appreciation for that.” 

-Lakewood public schools,  announced three more staff members tested positive for the coronavirus this week NJ.com
- Dry the Schach put away Sukka rain in forecast for Friday.
- Dov Hikind I have a simple message for King Cuomo: I'm not sure what's motivating you to scapegoat the Jewish people every single day for more than TWO WEEKS now...But I can assure you of this: YOU WILL NOT GET AWAY WITH THIS!

-25 new covid cases in Lakewood total 5584/204. Gov Murphy tweeted a graphic showing Ocean county with 194 new cases but the OCHD website only reported 46 new cases in Ocean county as of 8:30 am.

- "Orthodox communities in New Jersey say they’re very satisfied with the authorities’ outreach after an uptick in coronavirus cases there". In a written statement to Haaretz, Murphy said his office has “sought to partner with communities all across New Jersey, including our Orthodox community in Lakewood, to promote social distancing, encourage mask wearing, increase testing and build trust to fight this deadly virus.“We know that we’re only going to get through this pandemic if we work together with religious and community leaders to slow the spread of COVID-19,” he added. Source

-Food lunch box distribution tonight at
Tashbar 7:00 pm
Yesodei distribution Schi parking lot 6:00 pm
The center on Prospect 7:30 pm

-NY Gov. Cuomo singles out the orthodox jewish community for having a spread of the virus and warns yeshivos that if they are open and caught he will withhold funding and shut them down. 
- The regional MVC /licensing center in Eatontown will be closed until Oct. 24 after an employee tested positive. The road tests are open

-Fund for family of Rabbi Mandel ZT"L Donate HERE 
-Leaked audio of  NY Gov Cuomo  admitting that the new COVID lockdowns in New York (targeting Orthodox Jews only) is not based on any science or medical expertise, but rather in his words is a “fear based response.” Hamodia
-Cuomo denies- "There was never a directive that said: 'We will send COVID positive people back to nursing homes.' but evidence shows it was scrubbed from the NYS website here
-Maimonides Reducing Visitation Due to COVID Outbreak in Brooklyn 
-LIC Lakewood industrial meeting 11:30 am Agenda here live stream Here

-According to a new poll conducted by Ami Magazine, 83% of Orthodox Jews will vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, while 13% of Orthodox Jews say they’re voting for former Vice President Joe Biden. The poll also found that 76% of its respondents believe that the President is unfairly portrayed by the media. The poll surveyed 1,000 Orthodox Jews in 22 states.

-Wedding halls limit crowd to comply with social distancing regulations. Format changed up to make room for shifts seuda for 150 bentching at 9 pm followed by second shift of simchas chosson vkallah.

-Lee Trunkey Farm responds in a long Facebook post to allegations that they closed only for Chol Hamoed and some called them out for being anti semetic-  some excerpts from the post: " If we were anti-Semitic, would we have allowed this holiday to continue on our farm for the past 30 years?  You really believe we all of a sudden decided that we dislike an entire population of people?  Or maybe, just maybe, do you think we’re concerned about Covid like much of the world?  We have hosted great Jewish customers all summer long.  Over the years  we host thousands of Jewish camp groups for tours in the summer.  This year, in fact, ALL tours and hayrides were cancelled due to Covid and the large group restrictions.  Not just Jewish tours, ALL tours.  Our own grandchildren are a quarter Jewish, for goodness sake! 

A self Imposed Deadline for 2 Year old Playgroup

In previous years attempts were made to hold off registration until Tu bshvat thanks to Mrs. Ziva Krieger A"H

A girl going to high school may not know which school she is going to until a day before but for 2-3 year old playgroups the deadline to apply was Isru Chag Sukkos, 10 months in advance.

If you don't get in quick enough you are told "Sorry We are full."  parents must apply for their 2 year old child 10 months in advance or they will miss the self imposed deadline. The culture of grabbing first only creates a artificial hysteria where parents and even morahs are forced to open registration early because they are scared of loosing out if they wait a few more months. Its not fair for the parents and for the children. So much can change in 5-6 months a child may be held back they may need special services among other factors. We created a panic that only serves the "oischappers" that always look to beat everyone to it, causing a ripple effect that no one gains from.



In previous years attempts were made to hold off registration until Tu bshvat but not everyone was on board and once a few playgroups start taking privately, others follow and break the agreed upon start time.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Oif Simchas Lakewood Oct 13

 Chasunas:

Tuesday Oct 13 News Updates Lakewood

 Weather: Areas of patchy fog early. Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 67

- 155 new positive Covid19 cases in Lakewood totals 5559/204

-The Levaya for R' Yoni Kohn Z"l will be held at Newark airport at United Cargo, 340 Airis Drive, Newark NJ 4;00 pm enroute to Eretz Yisrael. 

-Gov Murphy: Announcing $100 million in CARES Act funding to support small businesses in NJ rent relief and food assistance to food banks

 -New Jersey has 993 new positive cases, 7 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths

- Last day to register to vote in NJ Here

-Chadorim and mosdos schools start with regular transportation kids have to wear masks when on the bus.

-Tehillim request for Rav Yaakov Halevi ben Chaya Sarah (Rav Fensterheim Scranton Yeshiva)

-Prime Day on Amazon get latest deals at Dansdeals

-Shor Yoshuv update on the condition of the RY Harav Naftali Jaeger shlita: B”H, the Rosh HaYeshiva is continuing to make progress, and resting comfortably. The doctors are very optimistic, and feel he may be able to go home tomorrow or Tuesday. Of course, please continue to keep מורינו נפתלי בן חנה in your Tefillos.

- Senator Ted Cruz tweets "Why do NY Dems keep attacking Orthodox Jews?" in response to NYT article that Cuomo had a conversation with Orthodox leaders last week in which he said he'd allow 50% occupancy before announcing that he was dropping it to 25% hours later. 


Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

 Lakewood planning board virtual meeting October 13th at 6:00 pm

Watch Livestream Here

See Agenda Here 

To submit written comments, before or during the meeting, comments can be emailed to planningboardcomments@lakewoodnj.gov. You must include your name and address in your submission.

Letter from Bais Horaah

 Letter posted on LNN 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Oif Simchas Lakewood כ''ה תשרי תשפ''א

Chasunas:

Isru Chag Sukkos October 12 Lakewood News Updates

Weather- Periods of rain. High near 60F. 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

-BDE: Matzav TRAGIC ACCIDENT: Yoni Kohn z”l, Two Others, Killed Yoni, who resided in Chicago, was a renowned baal chesed. He served as president of Tryko Partners, a private equity investment group based out of Brick, NJ. The crash happened earlier today in Michigan read more at Matzav

-77 New positive cases in Lakewood total 5404/205

-Update: Please continue to be mispallel for Refael Avrohom Yitzchok ben Gittel, a Lakewood Menahel hospitalized in critical condition. B"h his condition has improved slightly, however, he remains sedated on a ventilator.(LNN)

-A group called vaad to save the yeshivos and Mosdos hatorah of Lakewood took out ads to stop the mass covid19 testing, claiming there are false positives and it is driving up the numbers of positive cases. 

-Columbus day govt offices closed no Mail or garbage pick up. Chadorim cloed for Isru Chag

-Slight improvement in the condition of Harav Chaim Kanievsky shlita he is at home keeping to his daily schedule please continue to daven Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim ben Pesha Miriam

-Dr. Zev Zelenko:  "Hi. Out of Twitter prison again.  Hey Twitter planning a class action lawsuit against you. All lawyered up with the top lawyers and ready to go."

-Gov Murphy tweets before Yom Tov  "Grateful to Jewish community leaders who are doing everything possible to ensure safe holiday practices this weekend. We continue to work closely with religious communities throughout New Jersey to fight the spread of COVID19. We’re all in this together".

Yartzeit of Ribnitzer rebbe: The Visnitzer Bais Hachaim in Monsey, where crowds normally gather on 24 Tishrei for the yahrtzeit of the Ribnitzer Rebbe, zy”a, has been closed by the NYS Health Department to enforce Governor Cuomo’s Executive order barring gatherings. Earlier this evening, foot traffic was allowed, but the Ramapo Police began halting that as well.(Hamodia)

-Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Motzei Simchas Torah Lakewood 5781

 A Gezunten Vinter (in its true meaning)

-After gorgeous weather over sukkos with no rain the forecast tonight has Rain Low around 55F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall possibly over one inch. Tomorrow cloudy and rainy as well.


-Update: As per Agudah of NJ  Rabbi Avi Schnall, Lakewood's Mosdos are currently set to reopen as scheduled after discussions with the Governors office. There may be a protocol of testing for each school. If the numbers go up things may change. (Video on LNN)

152 New positive cases in Lakewood since Erev Yom Tov total. 5327/205

- No official word on schools opening right after yom tov as there are rumors swirling of closing for a week.

- Hakafos in Covid era: Shuls in Lakewood this year had a unique simchas Torah due to covid19. Some shuls had policies of masking and no holding hands or short hakafos outdoors. BMG had a unusual short Hakacos compaerd to a regular year.  Others only let one person holding the sefer torah dance around the bima while the crowd stayed in their place. Additional outdoor minyanim took place to acomodate those exposed ir social distancing. Many yeshivos did not have Hakafos for its talmidim. 

- NYPD arrest activist Heshy Tishler in Boro park tonight right after yom tov for allegations of in inciting violence.


Friday, October 9, 2020

Zmanim Lakewood עש''ק שמיני עצרת שמחת תורה תשפ''א

נגיל ונשיש בזאת התורה, כי היא לנו עוז ואורה

- Friday, October 9, 2020 / כ״א תשרי תשפ״א הושענא רבה

-Candle lighting 6:07 pm  Shkia/ sunset 6:25 Shecheyanu by Hadlokas Neiros/Vayechulu kiddush

-First day Yom Tov Koheles/Yizkor/Tefilas Geshem/Birchas Kohanim/ Mincha/ Shalosh seudos

-Second night ותודעינו by Maariv Yaknehaz Kiddush/ Simchas Torah

Weather: First day Yom Tov Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 77F 

Simchas Torah Day- Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High around 70F.  Chance of rain 40%.

" יהי רצון מלפניך , כשם שקיימתי וישבתי בסוכה זו כן אזכה לשנה הבאה לישב בסוכת עורו של לויתן".



Chol Hamoed Sukkos 5781

 Gut Moed 
- Hoshana Rabba 5780 Erev Shabbos Oct 9 
Weather Abundant sunshine. High 71F 
-Candle lighting 6:07 pm shkia 6:25
-Yizkor candle /Yaknehaz
ותן בלב המלכות, שריו ויועציו עלינו לטובה

- 3:55 pm AGUDAH UPDATE Crushing Disappointment: Judge denies TRO, allows draconian restrictions on religious worship in NY. 

-Continued tefilios for Harav Chaim Kanievsky shlita as his  temperature increased.
the  doctors explain that he is experiencing the "second and most dangerous stage of the coronavirus disease". the Rabbi is feeling good and continuing with his daily routine. Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim ben Pasha Miriam

-88 New coronavirus cases in Lakewood totals 5715/204

- Igud Rabbonim for Corona Guidelines (see letter in seperate post) call for shorter hakafos of 5 minutes each and toned down, everyone participating should wear a mask, women children should also mask, making one wide spread circle will help or everyone should dance in their seats. For Kol Hanearim, chosson Torah/Breishis people must not crowd together. A Kiddush can be made if it is short and not a social event. Each rav will determine more precise guidelines for their kehilos (antibodies etc..)  

-Early Morning Minyan For Shemini Atzeres and Possibly Simchas Torah. For those who do NOT have Covid issues and seek to protect themselves. At the old shul, Park and fourth. HaKail . . . Yishtabach at 7:10.  Indoors in the main shul, an airy area with tall ceilings and more than ample social distancing. Masks not required. Will move to Succa outside if not finished by 8:30, when the main minyan begins.

Simchas Torah Letter and Guidelines from the Igud Harabonim for Corona

 See full letter below. The rabbonim call on the kehillos to adopt a different approach and implement  real change this year.

 Guidelines call for shorter hakafos of 5 minutes each and toned down, everyone participating should wear a mask, women children should also mask, making one wide spread circle will help or everyone should dance in their seats. For Kol Hanearim, chosson Torah/Breishis people must not crowd together. a Kiddush can be made if it is short and not a social event. Each rav will determine more precise guidelines for their kehilos (antibodies etc..)  

As an aside, הרב אלי' דוב וואכטפויגל שליט"א said that the רבנים should say over בשמו that it is a 'vildkeit' to have yeshivishe hakafos and he has cancelled hakafos in his Yeshiva. He said the z'chus hatorah protects limmud hatorah and tefilla but not yeshivishe hakafos.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

JHS: Great American Jewish Cities - Boro Park

The most Jewish place outside of Israel? The center of the universe? Boro Park seems to be the epicenter of Jewish life in many ways. As it developed pre war, it was an out of town upscale neighborhood for those distancing themselves from Manhattan and Williamsburg. The original shuls like Shomrei Emunah, Temple Beth-El, Anshe Sfard, Bnei Yehuda and others grew at the time. Eitz Chaim Yeshiva and the Shulamis school for girls were the first schools of its kind in the neighborhood, and in the case of the latter in the entire country.

Slowly the neighborhood attracted different kind of crowd. The Chernobyl Rebbe established the first chassidic shtiebel in the 1930's. After the war, Rav Avraham Joffen opened the Novardok Yeshiva, Rav Aharon Kotler became a neighborhood resident and a group of Mir students from Shanghai established the Mir Minyan on 16th Ave & 54th St. Moshe Koussevitzky was the Chazzan at Beth-El during this time. It wasn't long before the Chassidim began arriving in ever greater numbers. The Munkatch court was revived there, and the Bobover Rebbe arrived in the late '60's from Crown Heights. Novominsk, Sighet, Ger, Belz, Spinka and dozens of other dynasties had their headquarters, the Rebbe or at least a shtibel in the neighborhood

Part 2 below

Monday, October 5, 2020

JHS: Unfathomable Greatness: The Life & Times of Rav Boruch Ber Part I and II

Unfathomable Greatness: The Life & Times of Rav Boruch Ber Part I His impact on the Yeshiva world was immense. His learning approach continues to have immeasurable influence. His holiness was legendary and his greatness uncontested. Rav Baruch Ber Leibowitz (1870-1940) in many ways seemed larger than life. Yet the story of his life and the stories about his life, bring out the humanity, the world that he lived and acted in and the context of the times, to bring this great personality alive and paint a fuller picture of his achievements. From his days in Volozhin to a young Rabbi in Halusk. From Slabodka to Kremenchuk to Vilna to Kamenitz. Rav Baruch Ber had many stops and it also included a long fundraising journey to the United States. As a teacher, as a lover of his fellow Jew, as a fighter for tradition and in many other ways, Rav Baruch Ber's spirit reverberates within the Jewish world to this very day.  

Friday, October 2, 2020

Zmanim Erev Sukkos 5781 Lakewood, NJ ערב סוכות

               ופרוש עלינו סוכת שלומך

Friday, October 2, 2020 / י״ד תשרי תשפ״א ערב סוכות
Candle lighting 6:18 pm
Shkiah 6:36 pm

 יום טוב של חג הסוכות שחל בשבת, יש אומרים שצריך לאכול עוד כזית פת בשביל השבת
 יש אומרים שכזית הפת הנאכל בסוכה, צריך לאכול בלי לפתן ובלי שום תערובת, שכיון שלמדנו חיוב זה מכזית המצה של ליל פסח, ט''ו ט''ו מחג המצות
-No shaking lulav on Shabbos
-Yaknehaz second night kiddush

*A message from Rabbi Yisroel Reisman:* 
It is Erev Yom Tov. Even as I prepare for an enjoyable Yom Tov, I am worried about Klal Yisroel.

We are not doing well. We began Elul with so much hope. The pandemic had eased, the Yeshivos were reopening, we saw some hope on the American political horizon, the economy was improving and we had a general sense of optimism.

Now, just a few weeks later, so much has changed. Our community has been vilified, we once again hear of hospitalizations and ventilations, we wonder if Yeshivos will be able to open again and we fear for the health of our Godol HaDor.  And we worry about our brothers in Eretz Yisroel.

In a few hours, we begin Yom Tov. This year, with tumult all around us, we need to look at Succos differently.

Ocean County, Lakewood officials look to stamp out high COVID-19 rate

Leaders from Ocean County and Lakewood and the local Orthodox Jewish community vowed to do what it takes to lessen the area's high level of COVID-19 infection Friday during a news conference with Gov. Phil Murphy.

The overall positivity rate in Lakewood is 27.82% and in Ocean County is 15.85%, according to the state Department of Health.

That's compared to an overall positivity rate of 2.09% to 2.89% in the state's three regions, said Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, who said COVID-19 cases also are spiking in Stafford, Lacey and Jackson townships.

Erev sukkos, a Busy day for Men

(Submitted via comment)
Talk about Erev Pesach the pressure of getting ready for the Seder, making sure there is no chometz, turning over the kitchen, cooking the zeroa, making charoses etc. Men usually have easy chores when it comes to Erev Pesach its the Nashim tzidkaniyos that are the ones knocked out when we sit by the seder.
Its on Erev Sukkos when rolls are reversed that the men get to feel a bit what it is for the women on Erev Pesach. Talk about the stress of getting the sukkah up, making sure its sturdy, adding 2 new panels, last minute runs to the local hardware store- a screw and bolt here, a light fixture, oops need to run back for an adapter since its 3 prongs, Setting the shabbos clock, putting up the decorations. Then its back to the store for another 6x4 mat for the schach and a fold-able cot for the son in law who sleeps in the sukkah.

Weather First Days of Sukkos 5781 No rain in Forecast

Weather for first 2 days of Yom Tov for Lakewood, NJ
-Friday night first night yom Tov 45° Clear skies. Low around 45F.
-Shabbos day  Sunny skies. High 68F. chance of rain 10%
-Second night Clear skies. Low 44F  chance of rain 10%
-Second day Yom Tov Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 68F.
-Motzei Yom Tov 40% chance of rain


Erev Sukkos Oct 2 News Updates Lakewood

- Weather: Rain showers this morning with mostly sunny conditions during the afternoon hours. High 66F.
Candle lighting 6:18 pm Shkia/Sunset 6:36 pm

- President Donald Trump is being taken to Walter Reed Medical Center “out of an abundance of caution” and will remain there for several days, according to the White House.

-Persichilli 126 new cases in Lakewood out of NJ's 796 new covid cases today.
- Murphy 190 new cases  in Ocean County. Statewide positivity rate of 2.47%. Ocean County’s positivity rate is 15.85%. The number of new coronavirus cases in Ocean County and the positivity rate have exceeded the statewide average. "We're looking at Lakewood, but not just Lakewood," the governor said. "No one is here to point fingers."

-Social distancing minyan for those who do not have covid. At the old shul, Park and fourth. Yishtabach at 7:10.  Indoors in the main shul, an airy area with tall ceilings and more than ample social distancing. Masks not required. Will move to Succa outside if not finished by 8:30, when the main minyan begins.

-More shuls anounce all those entering must wear mask at all times when in the building. Kol Aryeh, Zichron Shneur, Williams street shul.

- OHI Free Flu Shots in town square on Clifton Avenue

-Mail in Ballots for the November election arrive in Lakewood mail boxes
- Murphy: We urge everyone who attended yesterday's event in Bedminster to take full precautions, including self-quarantining and getting tested for COVID19.
-President Donald Trump traveled to his club in Bedminster, NJ Thursday to hold a campaign fundraiser when he likely had COVID-19, possibly exposing others to the deadly disease. 

- Murphy to visit Lakewood today
-Video:How to make Lulav Rings Here
-Daled Minim shuk at Bezalel gym 519 5th street open till 3:00 pm
- Yaknehaz candle for Kiddush 2nd night
-106 people were niftar in Eretz Yisrael R"L over the last 3 days from the Virus
- Dr. Zelenko Tweets - Dear President Trump and First Lady. I bless  you with a complete recovery. Please review the attached link. It has the Zelenko protocol for treatment. I STRONGLY advise that you start immediate treatment and NOT wait for complications to begin.
- Mobile testing unit for Corona at parking lot 10th and Clifton in Lakewood  8am - 2 pm
- Video message to Askanim on being bullied by govt officials into mass Corona testing.

לקיים בנו חכמי ישראל Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita Tests Positive for Coronavirus

 Video below learning next to his sukka.

After detecting a change in his temperture harav Chaim shlita was checked and tested positive for Covid19. He is said to be in good condition and continues learning at home under strict medical observation. Name for Tehillim is  שמריהו יוסף חיים בן פעשא מרים. As a zechus he said people should learn Maseches Berachos snd say 10 kapitlach Tehillim. Photo from morning. See video below




Thursday, October 1, 2020

President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday. Trump’s positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks came down with the virus after traveling with the president several times this week. Trump was

Media Reports on Lakewood


Thursday October 1 News Updates Lakewood

Weather: Mostly sunny. High around 75F.

- President Trump and the first lady test positive for the corona-virus
-Robo call notifies residents on the drawbacks of mass testing health individuals there are many false positives which will result in unnecessary hardships on families, contact tracers will follow up and potentially close down shuls for no reason. Some tests result positive much later.
- Gov. Murphy To Meet With Religious, School Leaders In Lakewood Friday NJ News Network
-The NJ Dept of Health will have a mobile Covid-19 testing site in the parking lot at 10 St & Clifton Ave tomorrow from 8a-2p. Walk ups are welcome (LPD)
-30 new covid cases in Lakewood totals 4351/203 +1 death
-The Karlin  stoliner rebbe from EY Has been hospitalized with a case of pneumonia after getting covid19 the chasidim are asked to daven for the rebbe Baruch Meir Yaakov ben Faiga. He is said to be in good condition and under observation
-Lakewood Bikur cholim will operate the mobile testing sites in Lakewood starting Erev Yom tov as Rabbonim relay the govt wants all healthy people in Lakewood to test for covid prior to sukkos.
-Local Yeshivos cancel Simchas Bais Hashoeva for chol hamoed this year.
Sukkos 7 day box distribution
Mekor Hatorah 8:30 pm- 11:30 180 Sims
Yeshiva Ktana 6:00 pm 120 2nd street Tehiilas Chaya Sara 8:30 pm 1115 Cross
Sanz Kloisenberg 6:15 pm lot Edgecombe & Parkview behind Evergreen
-1820 Old Freehold rd Toms River 4:30 pm
Gelbstein 3:30 public school Clifton Ave, Middle school
-Conference call scheduled  today for Lakewood Rabbonim, Roshei yeshiva  to discuss covid19 uptick
- Daled minim shuk at Bais Faiga, Lake terrace.
-Roberts Chol Hamoed carnival will be a drive thru nosh distribution at Blue Claws stadium 3rd day chol Hamoed October 7  from 11-5
-Dr. Ed Lifshitz, who heads the DOH’s communicable disease service, said he talked to city and state health officials from New York about the potential for spread between the Orthodox communities in the tri-state area. In May 2019, New Jersey found that a measles outbreak in Lakewood was tied to cases in Israel, Brooklyn and upstate New York, the result of family and religious visits among members of the tight-knit group. “We hear anecdotal information that suggests some of this is happening (with COVID-19), but I don’t have a hard number to put on that,” Lifshitz said Wednesday. source
-Lakewood BOE attorney asked if public schools should go to remote only. Response "The concerning  numbers in Lakewood do NOT reflect the students of Lakewood schools as the Governor and staff clearly stated yesterday"
- News media crews are all around Lakewood today reporting on the covid uptick. News chopper seen flying over rt 9 reporters on Clifton Avenue
 -NJ gas tax increase goes into effect today prices at the pump ho up by 10 cents per gallon. NJ gas tax is now 50.7 cents a gallon, more than NY
- Schools in Lakewood are offering antibody testing to the students and their families.
-Updated- some boys Schools remained open for today while others closed untill after Sukkos.
- Admorim in Chasidic courts announced there will not be any simchas Bais Hashoeva this year.  Toldos Aaron cancelled theirs as well. There will also not be any kabolas kahal nor will the rebbes conduct a public tish.

-From the update of a local doctor- There are currently more than 30 Cholim from the Lakewood Kehilla in the hospital, with at least one on a ventilator. Two members of our Kehilla have died. Hatzaloh is transporting more people to the hospital every day.  children are now spreading it to unprotected non-immune parents. catastrophes are now beginning to occur in High-Risk members of our Kehilla Reinfections have begun to occur.

Video: ki Heim Chayeinu


 Moshe katz is a singer and a guitarist. A famous kumzitzer, moshe has a knack for sweeping his crowd into the depth of neginah. Either with a Carlbach story or just a hartziga nigun, they get ignited and swept in Moshe has sung and performed at many of the kollel functions. This video was produced in honor of a Siyum Hashas that the members of Kolel Ohr Shmuel, made לעילוי נשמת Shmuel z"l. Kollel Ohr Shmuel was established two years ago in memory of Shmuel Gellis. A 4 year old boy with a pure Neshama who was tragically killed in an accident on the 28th of Av. Moshe, Shmuels father, together with his close friend Feivish Waxman, established a small early morning Kollel, as a zechus for Shmuel. It started with a small group of men who planted a seed by committing to learn every morning at 6AM. This seed quickly grew to an astonishing number, with hundreds of men who currently are members of this unbelievable

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Audio Message: Igud Harabonim for Corona Matters



The govt has requested that everyone without sympyoms get tested. The Rabbonim advise this will help schools open after Yom Tov with no restrictions. There will be mobile testing units around Lakewood to make it easier and less waiting time.

Sukkos Preparation 5781

Photos Yidden prepare for Sukkos 5781

Wednesday Sept 30 News Updates Lakewood

 Weather: Rain showers early, then sunny by the afternoon. High 71F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

-Yesodei Lunch box distribution at Schi parking lot 8:30 pm short lines 

-Due to the current Matzav, daily Tehillim for Tinokos Shel Beis Rabban as a Zechus for Rachamei Shamayim followed by a story from Rav Aharon BrustowskyTime: 6:45 PM 
Live call in number: 732-301-4043 OPT 9
May we see Yeshuos and Nechamos

- Run on Sukkas as many will be staying home and making sukkos for the first time. Young couples cant afford  If you know of stores that have please post in comment section.  Or if you wont be home and have one kindly notify the neighbors that they can use it.

-Tefilos for Rav Yisrael Yitzchok Kalmanowitz shlita of Bnei Brak who has a severe case of Pneumonia name for Tehilim Yisrael Yitzchok ben Leah

- Murphy: Ocean county is our main focus. This is something we're taking very seriously. Will visit this Friday.  We’re all trying to figure out together the Ocean County spike," Murphy said. "is the fastest growing community of any size in our state. ... We’ve come through a period of religious holidays. It is a school district that is fully back in. That’s something we’re clearly looking at. There’s a lot of active investigation going on.”

-NJ Health commissioner  134 new cases  in Lakewood. Ocean County has a daily positive percent rating of 5.44% in Lakewood positivity rate is  27%. She will be visiting Lakewood this week. 

-Col. Patrick Callahan, superintendent of the State Police, said local police in Lakewood had seen multiple images of worshipers not wearing masks indoors.
- Frum anti Trumper blames Trump loyalty and misinformation for boro park spike in covid19  Put together mixed messages from de Blasio and Cuomo, the popularity of President Donald Trump among the area’s socially conservative voters, and “crazy clips from [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s St. Petersburg basement,” as Rapaport put it, and the area has faced “a perfect storm” of misinformation.“We’re being buffeted by outside forces.. many in the community believed in the Trump-touted but medically dubious treatment of hydroxychloroquine. “People were lulled into a false sense both from the president and from experience.” (Source)
-Daled Minim Shuk open at Lake terrace 1690 Oak street
-Daled Minim available at Bingo including sukka panels folding chairs beds tables
-Oorah giveaway  winter coats,Belts, ties,back cushions, makeup brushes, headphones and more at 1785 Swarthmore Ave Lakewood, today Sep 30th 1:00 pm-5:00  while supplies last
-Long lines continue at Urgent care centers, over 3 hour wait by Chemed this morning, others ran out if tests. the state is expected to deliver 6000 rapid tests to Lakewood
- Schools and yeshivos send message that all kids must check temps before boarding the bus and wear a mask when waiting at the bus stop untill entering the classroom
- Building on Cedarbridge Avenue sprayed with graffitti police investigating.
-New York City will begin enforcing mask-wearing with a $1,000 fine in nine zip codes seeing a COVID-19 spike, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.
-Murphy to visit Ocean county and meet with Lakewood officials amid covid spike
- APP:  "Orthodox Jewish leaders ask for caution during holidays as Lakewood COVID-19 cases spike "We have to all stay focused to beat this thing," Rabbi Aaron Kotler, president of Yeshiva Beth Medrash Govoha, wrote the Press in an email ..Kotler said his own Yom Kippur — holiday celebrations and other gatherings have been blamed for some of the spread — was celebrated "socially distanced, masks and all, and vastly-reduced capacity, plus outdoor prayer groups on my block."
-More: About 37,000 Lakewood children attend nearly 100 private religious schools, more than six times the number of students in the public schools "They're contemplating their options and seeing what’s best,” Schnall said of the Jewish schools in Lakewood. “It’s a big town with a lot of schools, so it may depend on the situation — you don’t want to unilaterally close a school without any cases.” APP
-Lunch Distribution: B'gan 7 day Sukkos box Wedesday
Bnos Melech 550 James 8:00 pm
Yeshiva Orchos Chaim 6:30
Tehilas Chaya Sara 1115 Cross street 8:00 pm
-The number of COVID-19 cases in NJ have jumped 20% in one month, which state officials link to Lakewood.

Biden Wire Goes Viral

A short video from last night’s chaotic presidential debate went viral on social media and supporters of President Donald Trump claim it’s proof that his opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, was cheating. Was Biden wearing a wire at the debate to help him get answers?
The short clip gained traction after Hollywood star James Woods, an outspoken conservative and backer of Trump, shared it on his Twitter account. Critics dismissed the clip, and said the slowed-down video only shows a crease in Biden’s shirt. see below

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tuesday Sept 29 News Updates Lakewood

-Weather: Scattered thunderstorms during the morning becoming more widespread this afternoon. High 77F

-Flood advisory issued for the area untill 4:45 am

-Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to visit Ocean County later this week to discuss the surge in cases with local officials. In the meantime, state health officials are sending thousands of rapid tests to the county and 20 additional contact tracers in an effort contain the spike. (NJ.com)

-Bob Singer: “Any uptick has some concern," he also acknowledged the Jewish holidays and children going back to school as the reasons for the new cases.
- Message going out from school/yeshivos . Every student is expected to wear a mask THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE DAY. Please make sure your son is wearing his mask BEFORE he rides the bus. It should not be taken off at all both indoors and outdoors. Thank you for your cooperation.
-Baltimore: Rabbonim ask the community to strongly consider not hosting out of town guests for Sukkos during the pandemic. Those who do will only be allowed into shuls with a negative test. The Agudah of Park Heights minyan factory will be closing and all minyanim moved outdoors
- Hamodia - We have lots and lots of cases in every corner of the town,” said Dr. Howard Leibowitz, who maintains a practice in Lakewood and has been highly involved in discussions on community response. “So far, we have mostly seen mild disease, but we have had about a dozen hospitalizations and I am concerned that as the numbers increase, that we will have more, chas v’shalom. We had months of total quiet, but now it is beginning to be reminiscent of what we saw in March.”

-Several girls schools have notified they will close starting tomorrow untill after sukkos. The boys schools made no desicion. State officials are looking to have a roundtable meeting with Lakewood religious leaders and community leaders.
- Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced Tuesday that New York City will begin fining people who refuse to wear a face mask. The drastic move comes as the positive rate of COVID-19 passed 3% since the city passed it’s first wave.

- 43 New covid19 cases in Lakewood totals 4174/202  (+3 deaths)

-BD"H: Petira of Rabbi Chaim Blumberg Zt"L Baltimore/Lkwd  was recently hospitalized with covid. Levaya  will be at 4:00 at the 7th street chapel. Kevura is tommrrow in Baltimore.

-Lunch Distribution:
Tashbar Sukkos box tonight 7:00 pm
B'gan 7 day Sukkos box
Wednesday Bnos Melech 550 James 8:00 pm
Yeshiva Orchos Chaim 6:30
Tehilas Chaya Sara 1115 Cross street 8:00 pm


- Arba Minim Shuk now open from  September 29-October 2 at 1690 Oak Street.
- Levaya of Reb Moshe Harari Z"L 11:30 am at the chapel on 7th street at the Lakewood bais olam.
-Presidential debate tonight first of 3 dabates begins tonight at 9 pm.
-Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles in interview to NJTV on the hundreds of new cases in Lakewood "its pandemic fatigue they think they cant get it, they are listening to too many press conferences out of Washington and are just not paying attention to the basic rules of  masks the social distancing and the hand washing. The mayor added that the virus spread in orthodox Jewish households and that the Rabbis said not to pray in synagogue but to stay home.
-OHI in Lakewood Town Square today from 9am-3pm giving out free adult flu shots Just bring photo ID
-Israel prime Minister: Lockdown Will Be Much Longer Than 10 Days it could last about a month
-Levaya of Reb Eliyohu Bean Z"L at the Lakewood Bais olam 9:00am

Monday, September 28, 2020

Motzei Yom Kippur 5781 Lakewood News Updates

 -369 New covid cases since Sunday total 4131/199

Erev Yom kippur 147 new cases 

-Murphy: We continue to see the statewide number driven in large part by significant new cases coming out of Ocean County

-Murphy: NJ secured from the whitehouse rapid-testing resources for New Jersey, 2.6 million BinaxNOW rapid tests. 

NJ 12-  OCHD's Dan Regenye says some urgent care testing centers are doing 2 week data dumps in Ocean County - not providing daily details.  He wants that changed. 

-BDE: Petira of R’ Moshe Harari Z”L, Niftar From COVID-19 He was 46 years old. Levaya tomorrow at Lakewood Bais Olam 11:30 am leaves behind wife and 2 children R"L(YWN)

-Twenty Lakewood residents were in the Hospital over Yom kippur (YWN)

-The state is moving to expand COVID-19 testing and contact tracing in Ocean County after it accounted for 40% of all new New Jersey cases Monday.

-New York City officials are threatening to impose a sweeping lockdown starting Tuesday on neighborhoods with soaring COVID-19 infection rates.