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Reader Submitted – INSANITY: From ‘high to pine street’ never went over 5...

Hi, GreaterLakewood, thanks for your platform, I am a big fan and appreciate the direct access to the public. I was hoping you would publish my brief article, or more accurately my...

Reader Submitted: I Hope The Aguda Makes More Than $10 MILLION

I recently saw an article bemoaning the fact that the Agudah might make a tremendous amount of profit on the Siyum Hashas. The estimate was near 10 million. While I agree with the...

Reader Submitted: The Aguda Makes MILLIONS, While I – a Misayem – Can’t Afford...

Business or Kovod Hatorah? If the price is an indicator, it’s the former. It happens once every seven and a half years. Tens of thousands of Yidden finish Shas. A massive achievement...

GL EDITOR: This Chol Hamoed Let’s get it right

The Torah ideal is to greet each and every person with a pleasant smile. In Pirkei Avos (1:15) Shammai says: Receive (greet) every person with a “sever panim yafos”.  Rav Shmuel Berenbaum , ztz”l, greeted every person with a smile – Jew and non-Jew...

Reader Submitted: Mega TV screen in the middle of the עיר התורה, something MUST...

Yomim Noraim. Days of Awe. We prepared all Elul to finally reach the climax of the Yomim Noraim. We joined the throngs of bnei Torah in the עיר התורה of Lakewood as...

Reader Submitted: It’s Not Too Late To Do Teshuva for Ona’as Devorim

The pasuk in Vayikrah (25:17) tells us: ולא תונו איש את עמיתו ויראת מאלקיך Chazal explain that this pasuk refers to the Biblical prohibition to cause...

Reader Submitted: We must accept anti-vaxxers or we are wasting Yom Kippur

Note: I am not "anti-vax," but simply stating the obvious, that halacha prohibits the unjust marginalization of Jews who don't vaccinate. Banning healthy children...

An open Rosh Hashonah letter

How heartbreaking it was on Friday to watch the neighborhood children coming off the bus excitedly displaying their Rosh Hashonah projects while knowing other children are hiding behind the curtains crying because...

An open letter from the father of Malky Klein A”H

פתח לנו שער בעת נעילת שער... These are words we will all be reciting בדמעות שליש within a couple of weeks. We will be asking Hashem, moments before נעילת...

Reader Submitted: Thank you Zoning board, you are are doing a fine job

Dear GL, So there's a lot more understanding these days about the Lakewood Zoning Meetings (available https://www.townhallstreams.com/stream.php?location_id=88&id=24442 ). Those who are following the proceedings will note the diligence of...

Reader Submitted: Jackson officials need to go, The time has come

Mr. Reina, Mr. Nixon, and Mr. Calogero need to go. Anti semitism has no place in our Country. All three men have engaged and enabled...

Letter From An Ateres Tziporah Parent

Update: Ateres Tzipora Parents open temporary school, Here’s how to join Dear Lakewood,  It is approximately 9 weeks since we received the letter that our school, Ateres Tziporah was...

Reader Submitted: ENOUGH ALREADY!

On Monday at 7 pm there will be a hearing by a developer who wants variances for both height and ZERO setbacks!  Everyone who's ever turned into Monmouth and...

Opinion: I vaccinate but don’t remove the Religious “Exemption”

Trigger warning: My article below challenges the prevalent assumption that the state may mandate vaccination. I am NOT anti-vax, but just anti-coercion and pro-bodily-autonomy. If you find this view offensive or disturbing and...

Incredible piece from Jewish woman to Omar & Tlaib about Rina Shenarb H”YD

The following was written by @b_dassah Twitter account and refers to the terror attack that killed Rina this past weekend. "She was 17 Rina will never get married She will...

Reader Submitted: Anti-Vaxxer: A time to weep, A time to love, A time to...

Introduction Today, Tisha B’Av is the saddest day of the year. It is the day that we experiencedultimate churban, the destruction of both Batei Mikdash, and on which...