Senator Felder and Attorney General Schneiderman Warn About Scams

irsSenator Simcha Felder recently sent out an urgent message about an IRS scam that is plaguing our neighborhood. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a debit card or wire transfer.

Tunnels and Terrorism

Untitled-1Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, IDF forces have uncovered at least 31 tunnels leading from Gaza into Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that Hamas planned to attack Israel from the tunnels in a coordinated, simultaneous attack. Later the IDF learned that Hamas planned to launch their attack on Rosh Hashanah. They were going to send 200 terrorists per tunnel into six different ‘settlements’ near the Gaza border to murder or kidnap as many Israelis as possible.

Remembering Humanitarian And Hero Chiune Sugihara

japan-humanitarianIn the aftermath of World War II, the world was stunned by the staggering amount of destruction, death, and atrocities. Among the many atrocities, the Holocaust stands out as a unique crime—the deliberate attempt of the German Nazi state to murder every Jew in Europe. Two out of three Jews were killed as the world stood by. The few who survived did so because they were lucky—or, in a very few cases, because they were helped. One unlikely helper was Chiune Sugihara, a career Japanese diplomat posted to Lithuania in November 1939 just a few months after the Germans invaded Poland, launching the war.

The Many Benefits of Fruit

fruit999We live in Brooklyn, where there are fruit stands on practically every corner, so why is it that many people are not eating the recommended amount of fruit each day?
Fruits contain beneficial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and some are so nutritious and delicious they should be part of your daily diet. Following are the most vitamin-rich fruits you can eat.

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Chabad’s Jewish General Store on Wheels at the Gaza Border

Soldiers around the mitzvah tank receiving snacks

Soldiers around the mitzvah tank receiving snacks

When we see someone offer to help a senior with packages or pick up a fallen child and caress him, we feel good because we sense that is how things should be—this is what humanity is all about.
I have seen young men dedicate themselves to the soldiers of the IDF. Their guiding principles being: it’s all about the other guy, whatever the soldier needs, I am here. If he needs a cold drink, a hot drink, a snack; if he needs to talk or he needs someone to listen, or he wants to put on tefilin, or perhaps to dance, that is why I am here.

Talking Matters – Have You Had “That” Conversation with Your Children?

sbh logoIt’s back to school time, and as parents we have a lot to accomplish.

Uniforms –
School Supplies –
Toilet Training –
Doctor, Well Visit –
Talking Matters Parent Education Workshop

Most of you are probably wondering, “What is it? Why haven’t I heard about this before? Is it a school requirement?” The answer is no, it is not a school requirement but a parenting requirement.
As we raise our children we go to all kinds of parenting classes to learn about instilling self-confidence, discipline (1-2-3 Magic!), how to deal with teenagers, etc. We want to be the best parents we can be! At the same time, we protect them by teaching them about safety. Every parent knows to say to their children, “Don’t go in the street,” “Don’t talk to strangers,” “Wear a helmet.”

Dealing with Unfair Criticism at Work

hpThe definition of criticism, according to Mr. Webster, is the act of expressing disapproval and of noting the faults of a person. There are two types of criticism: valid and unjustified.

The Broad and Narrow Views of Reading

globeI recently read a series of interesting and important articles, in the Journal of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. The focus of the articles was the struggles children continue to have with reading. A concerning point, brought out in the research was that three out of four children who have significant difficulty reading in 3rd grade will continue to have challenges with reading in 9th grade. We just can’t seem to solve the problem of reading failure. Since reading is part of every subject area, including problem solving for math, being a weak reader has a strong negative impact on overall school success. The fundamental problem, according to Alan G. Kamhi, Speech/Language Pathologist, is that we have been evaluating reading performance from a “broad view of reading.”

Which Color Is Right for You?

makeup2Your Hair Color and Skin Tone Determine – Which Color Is Right for You?

Stand in front of any makeup counter and you will see that there are hundreds of lip, eye and nail colors. If you are in a department store there may be thousands of colors. How do you know which one is right for you? What you choose can make a drastic difference in your skin tone and your overall appearance. A shade that is wrong for you can make you look pale and washed out. On mature skin it can highlight wrinkles and age you 10 years. Knowing how to choose the right hues is vital for you to look your best.

Choosing the Right Backpack Tips from Maimonides Hospital

hpIf you haven’t already purchased a new backpack for your child, Dr. Mara Karamitopoulos, Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist at The Maimonides Bone and Joint Center, has some sage advice—buying the proper size is crucial.