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On Rosh Hashana, it’s all about the three questions

More than any other Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashana has a host of symbols and images bound up with its very identity. But of all these iconic images, Jewish tradition has identified one in particular as central to the day’s very essence.

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Giving birth to a future of possibilities

Each time we hear the sound of the shofar at Rosh Hashana services, we answer with a prayer called Hayom Harat Olam. The text of the prayer says: “Today the universe is as it was at its birth. Today all creation is called to judgment.”

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May your heart smite you

Genuine insight can be found in unlikely places. In fact, I once noticed a striking message on a bumper sticker. It read: “He who has a clear conscience also has a faulty memory.”

Far Rockaway company temporarily closed

Due to the discovery of listeria, a bacteria that could cause severe infection and possibly be fatal, the Far Rockaway-based SM Fish Corp. was ordered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to temporarily close until the manufacturing facility meets the standard requirement.

Cameras to be installed at Hewlett train crossing on West Broadway

As part of the more than $5 million safety grant that the Metropolitan Transit Authority will receive from the Federal Railroad Administration, $1.91 million is designated for closed circuit television cameras to be installed at the Long Island Rail Road’s West Broadway train crossing in Hewlett.

Trying to cook up a winning dish

Although Hewlett High School senior, Mukanjo Mukuka’s dish was on the “chopping block” after the second round of the Food Network’s Chopped Teen Tournament, overall, “It was a very joyful experience,” the 18-year-old said.

Empowering clients, helping to serve employers

With her 19-year-old son William sitting home and doing nothing after the school year ended with no more BOCES training to attend, Sharon Diana decided to respond to the email she received from the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in Cedarhurst about its newly established I-Space program.

Hand and Stone celebrates its first year in Hewlett

After nearly 10 months of operation, Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa owner Alan Bernstein thinks of his employees akin to relatives. “I consider my staff to be extended family,” said Bernstein, who added he considers his customers part of that genealogy as well.

Sign up for golf tournament

The trick is to play well, the treat is to win as the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club is looking for golfers to represent their village/community in the club’s inaugural Long Island Village Men’s Team Championship on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31.

Supplementing the firefighting manpower

To help supplement the firefighting efforts and emergency response of the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department, the mainly all-volunteer service has been given a two-year $499,200 grant to hire four full-time firefighters.

Talking about the origins of sports

In writing a book that encompasses the rules of 21 popular sports, Gary Belsky said that he and writing partner Neil Fine took a “Talmudic approach” and where the rules had to be explained there are annotations in “On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody’s Favorite Games.”

Celebrating a sweet 16 years in Hewlett

Described by Hewlett Harbor resident and store manager Beth Star as a “cool, chic mom and pop shop,” Eyes on Broadway at 1344 Broadway in Hewlett is celebrating 16 years in business. Star’s father, Dr. Steven B. Agin, an optometrist, owns the family business; his daughter runs the retail side of their business.

Opening the book on Friends of the Library

If one were able to read a book about Friends of the Library, he or she would learn that it is an organization comprised of a board and about 300 members from both within the Hewlett-Woodmere School District and about 70 members outside S.D. 14.

Seven local students named Merit semifinalists

Four Hewlett High School students, along with two fellow seniors from Mesivta Ateres Yaakov Ruth & Hyman High School in Lawrence, and another from Davis Renov Stahler (DRS) Yeshiva High School for Boys in Woodmere were named semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Taking a hike or a bike ride on the A.B. boardwalk

Built in 1928, the half-mile boardwalk in the barrier beach community of Atlantic Beach continues to serve the residents and visitors after it was repaired from damage sustained in Hurricane Sandy, nearly four years ago.

Mr. Mandelbaum goes to Washington

Rock and Wrap It Up! founder Syd Mandelbaum was one of 30 people who took part in a White House roundtable discussion about energy, water, food use and waste, and was one of the two featured speakers on Aug. 25.

Reflecting on 9/11, appreciating the local police

The victims of 9/11 and local police enforcement were the focus Chabad of Hewlett’s back to school barbecue at their house on Everit Avenue in Hewlett on Sept. 11.   Cub Scouts from …

Bagel Boss serving the Five Towns for 13 years

Open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Bagel Boss in Hewlett has been serving its customers for 13 years. Nearly 30 employees work at the Hewlett store at 1352 Peninsula Blvd. in the Peninsula Shopping Center.