We’ve been having technical issues with the emails and are working to fix the problem. You can still visit the website, www.localjewishnews.com which remains up to date. We recommend scrolling through a few pages if you’re more than a day or two behind.
Please send your public megilah readings to email@example.com. Please include time, location, who is welcome (men, women, anyone, etc.) and contact information.
If you spot errors or omissions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re also happy to hear your general feedback. More planned features are still on the way but we wanted to make this resource available immediately.
- Mincha length – When Maariv immediately follows mincha, mincha is assumed to take 20 minutes. We’ll be happy to make changes if you have a more accurate mincha length or a specific starting time for maariv.
- Friday minchas that are scheduled for before Plag with Kabalas Shabbos scheduled for after Plag were assumed to be 10 minutes before/after Plag respectively. We’ll be happy to make changes if you have more accurate information.
- Seasonality – Winter means Eastern Standard Time and Summer means Daylight Savings Time. However, for many minyanim, seasonality does not exactly adhere to this schedule and it’s important to look at the notes.
After some research, I’ve figured out how to go back to the old system that doesn’t require creation of a user account or logging in to comment on posts. The tradeoff I was trying to make was reduction of spam comments but with this new solution screening out spam is possible even without requiring registration. Comments will still need to be approved in order to appear on the site.
Hopefully this will lead to readers once again participating in constructive and stimulating conversations.
During the Tishrei yom tov season, there tend to be many more postings than usual. Please remember that Gmail and other email services will often cut off long emails before the end. To view the entire email you may have to click a link at the top or bottom of the email.
The Tehillim List of the Cleveland Tehillim Chevra is now easily accessible to the public on Local Jewish News. The list is being published as a partnership between Local Jewish News and Mrs. Chanie Malcmacher in the hope that it will cause even more community members to be mispalel on behalf of those in need.
The list will continue its practice of approximately six bi-monthly print editions. Also, in order to maintain seder the following long-standing guidelines remain in place for the inclusion of a name:
- The choleh must be a Clevelander or the direct relative of a Clevelander
- The exactly correct Hebrew name and its correct spelling must be provided
- Permission of the family must have been obtained
- The choleh must be reconfirmed for each edition of the list
Currently, the community has the merit of completing the entire Tehillim nearly two times daily. To participate in a daily completion of the Tehillim, please email Mrs. Malcmacher at email@example.com.
Update: The site has been moved to a new host that is blazingly fast. The classifieds are still not available and may take a day or two.
Local Jewish News has been experiencing technical problems the past couple of days that have led to downtime. I’m sorry about this and am working to fix it.
I’m trying strongly to balance current user-experience with the best long-term plans for the site and our users. If any downtime is foreseeable, I’ll try to schedule it for low-traffic times and to let you know in advance. Under strong consideration is moving to a new hosting platform that will take a more involved role in routine maintenance, security, and performance of the site.
In addition, some of your emails to LJN have been affected. If you don’t get a response to your email, please resend it.
Thanks for your patience while I work to meet your expectations.
Local Jewish News now has a tehillim list. It can be found at www.localjewishnews.com/tehillim.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any names to be added or removed.
The list will be separated into male and female sections to help with reciting mishebeirachs. Please send suggestions for how to improve the list.
We’ll post them!
Many email services cut off emails after a certain length. In an effort to avoid that happening as much, we’re testing a new email format that eliminates postings’ images from the email. To view a posting, click its title. Nevertheless, we expect that as we approach Purim and Pesach, busier times for Local Jewish News, some emails will still be clipped. When that happens, you can click the “View this newsletter in your browser” link at the top of the email or you can click the link your email provider places at the bottom where the email is clipped.
Remember, you haven’t read the entire email until you get to the “Zei Gezunt” graphic!
Please let us know what you think: email@example.com.
Send your public megillah readings to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include time, location, who is welcome (men, women, anyone, etc.) and contact information.
Make sure your event is on the Local Jewish News Community Calendar! Email email@example.com with details including who it’s geared towrd, location, approximate ending time, and where to find more information.
As with Chanukah, there will be a special Purim Events section to the daily email in the days leading up to Purim.
As you may have already noticed, a new site design was launched tonight! While the redesign remains a work in progress, the primary achievement of the new design is that it’s mobile friendly. This allows for better readability across multiple device sizes.
In order to accomplish this, on mobile devices and tablets you’ll notice some elements of the site seem to be missing. Specifically, the Community Calendar, Recent Classifieds and Recent Comments widgets are no longer at the right but are instead visible below the main postings. Alternatively, the Community Calendar and Classifieds can be accessed from the toolbar. We’re still working on making Recent comments available in a similar way.
While tonight was the launch of the new design, we have more features and functionality planned for the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned as Local Jewish News improves and evolves to continue serving your needs as the first and main place to stay connected with the Cleveland Orthodox Jewish community.
Please let us know what you like, what can be improved, and any other feedback you have on the redesign, the emails, and LJN’s functionality. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a comment on this posting.
Advertisers, many of you have expressed interest in banner ads. Please look for an email in the next couple of days with an update about your advertising options.
Check them out at the Cleveland Jewish Community Calendar.
While there are 18 events already on the calendar, we know there are more out there. Send us your event so we can add it too. Make sure to include event name, date, time, location, a link to the event (on Facebook or elsewhere), and any other important information. Email email@example.com.