Haredi leader Rabbi Refoel Shmulevitz, a victim of the motor neuron disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), may be the first known patient cured of ALS, which he was diagnosed with two years ago. ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrigs’ disease after the iconic baseball player who contracted it in 1939, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that features a gradual breakdown of muscle groups, paralysis, and respiratory problems, and is usually fatal within three to five years of diagnosis.
This year, Hillel commenced on the construction of our latest additions, Founders’ Hall and a state-of-the-art Auditorium. What is Founders’ Hall? The hall is a testimony to the leadership of Hillel Yeshiva’s founding fathers: Mr. Saul E. Ashkenazi A”H, Mr. Ely Ashkenazi A”H and Mr. Morris I. Franco A”H. Ralph Tawil, Vice President.
Sustainable home improvements not only help reduce utility costs and boost owner satisfaction with their homes, they also make a house more appealing to potential buyers. In fact, buyers are willing to pay up to 10% more for new homes certified green. Return on investment for certain types of green improvements—such as replacing older, less efficient doors and windows—tends to be high, meaning sellers recoup much of the initial cost of the improvement when they sell the home.
Every senior in Magen David Yeshivah High School (MDYHS) will agree that we were given the opportunity of a lifetime and an experience that we’ll never forget. Instead of spending our final weeks as seniors simply within the confines of the MDY building, we were out in the real world, working.
In this day and age everyone is looking for more, for something better, something different. Everyone wants to get the most miles possible for a gallon of gas. With prices rising and fossil fuels becoming less and less accessible, society is on the hunt for an alternative. The competitiveness between companies to come up with the substitute is cut throat. The world is ready for the next best thing and an Israeli company is working to bring us just that.
“It’s good to do a walk-around of your property, especially after a storm,” said Curtis S. Niles, president of the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI). Winter is tough on roofs and chimneys. It can also take its toll on windows, walls, foundations, gutters and decks. Super storm Sandy wreaked havoc on so many homes. It’s possible that it did some damage that you haven’t noticed.
Probate is the legal process that validates your last will and testament (Will) and oversees the transfer of assets from your estate to your beneficiaries after your death. Probate entails a court-supervised process of locating and determining the value of the assets owned in the individual name of a deceased person (referred to as a “decedent”), paying the decedent’s final bills and/or estate taxes (if any), and then distributing what’s left to his or her heirs.
Established in June 2012, the NYC Community EMS Volunteer Ambulance Corp (CEMSVAC), under the leadership of Chief Operating Officer Ezra Max, was put to the test during Sandy.
The bathroom is both one of the most important and riskiest rooms in the house for people aging in place. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention encourages homeowners to take steps to reduce the risk of falling in the bathroom. If you plan to live independently at home for as long as possible, making a few simple changes in the bathroom can help you do so more comfortably and safely.
The Chief Rabbi was welcomed to campus with a performance by YU’s Sephardi Choir before delivering a shiur (lesson) to students in the Glueck Beit Midrash. He then spoke to students in the James Striar School of General Jewish Studies/Mechina Program upon their siyum (completion) of Masechet Tamid and participated in a luncheon with various roshei yeshiva, members of the YU faculty and administration and local Sephardic community leaders.