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See Pages 35 See Page 12 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island See Page 71 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 17 NO. 29 9 IYAR 5777 MAY 5, 2017 Kosher Diplomacy S

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LITTLE MIRACLE Continued from Front Cover wheat production per acre, dates per tree . . . and the unbelievable list goes on. This tiny desert land and its people break the mold. It is an antihistory

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover mention of the school budget elicits little more than a yawn from area residents. The odd, and possibly even the scariest, thing about all this is that the demog

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 9 contracts. Simultaneously, the teachers sought to put in fewer hours and diminish their workload as the publicschool population dwindled and the yeshiva population gr

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 12 an obligation to do so and to set the record straight. Not only is this board and this district good, we are great, he says. And its important at this juncture to pl

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 20 ments in the district, many of which were a struggle to achieve but that today we can look back at and reflect upon with satisfaction. They are even a source of grea

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover that everything there will be strictly kosher. That is because as this piece is being written, a team of rabbis are on the ground in Israel busily going abou

BUILDER OF TORAH Continued from Front Cover HaRav Binyamin Kamenetzky, ztl, when there are so many others who knew him so much longer and better than I did. Included in that group are members of his i

unforgettable rebbetzin, zl, lived for decades and where they raised their incredible mishpachah. It was truly amazing. In that tiny little house with furnishings that are several decades old, this bu

BUILDER OF TORAH Continued from Page 25 What was the secret of Rav Binyamins incredible success in building up so many mosdos of Torah and tefillah Volumes will surely be written about the subject, an

Honoring HaRav Binyamin Kamenetzky, BY MICHELE JUSTIC For millennia, the question has been posed Why does the Torah begin with a beis Answers range from the simple to the mystical. But one thing is s

Honoring Rav Binyamin Continued from Page 27 While he loved each person, he took particular nachas from the children. As his grandchild Yehuda Boruch Kamenetzky said at the leva yah Every single yidd

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Honoring Rav Binyamin Continued from Page 28 businessman with no connections to the Torah world whatsoever. We went to visit him and saw how he warmly greeted Rabbi Kamenetzky. We invited him to come

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The Magic Of Camp HASC This past motzaei Shabbos, Dr. Jason and Mrs. Pnina Suss graciously opened their home for a melaveh malkah benefit for Camp HASC, cohosted by Ethan and Melissa Keiser. It was in

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Jack Martins Announces Run For County Executive On the steps of Mineola Village Hall, former mayor of Mineola and State Senator Jack Martins announced his candidacy for Nassau County executive. ity,

sau County more affordable for middleclass families and returning local control of the countys finances through fiscal responsibility and accountability, One hundred and eightynine days ago, I called

POLITICAL ROUNDUP Continued from Page 35 est security allocation anywhere in the country. Teach NYS and its parent organization, the OU, played a pivotal role in shepherding this security money throug

also have 99 superfund sites that are being remediated on Long Island so we have that as an added pressure. We also have the North Roman Facility in Bethpage that we know dumped toxic chemicals into t

POLITICAL ROUNDUP Continued from Page 37 commemorate Israels Independence Day and the extraordinary relationship between Israel and New York State. Israel is our strategic ally in one of the most diff

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A Mashgiach, A Father, And A Friend A Tribute To Rav Dovid Sharfman, The week before Pesach is perhaps the busiest week for Jewish households across the globe as families scramble to prepare for yom

One Year Later BY REBECCA GLASSMAN On the 7th day of Iyar, which was May 3 of this year, my family and I commemorated the first yahrzeit of our beloved son and brother, Aryeh Natan, ah. We went to the

whether or not they are predisposed to becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. We have lost so many young people from the Orthodox community to drug overdoses. I believe that all of those who died star

Question Why is my beautiful almost40yearold daughter sitting at home without dates, just getting older by the minute I never thought this could happen in our family. Like everyone else who has childr

ing for a different type of girl Young singles who start out looking for a shidduch believe that they are compatible with a certain type, but oftentimes it does not appear that way to the other side.

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Seasonal Differences This August it will be eight years since I lost my husband, the father of my children. Arnold Jay Berman was a prince of a man. Not onl

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BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Shabbos Rental Mr. Neuman was celebrating the bar mitzvah of his son. Months before, he arranged with the gabbai, Mr. Gr

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BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 48 Credit card. Reuven has poor credit and Shimon agrees to open a creditcard account that Reuven will use and make all payments. If Reuven pays interest or late f

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5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Its All Good BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Le Mridien and Ahava 5. Morning 10. Boat propellers 14. Apiece 15. He got along really well with Netanyahu not 16. Battle

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Gathering Important Documents For The Elderly B Y A N I TA K A M I E L , R N , M P S So often when crisis hits, a family can be caught unawares. In emergencies, adult children are often blindsided by

Miller Sponsors Safe Staffing Bill Assemblywoman Melissa Miller R, C, RefAtlantic Beach announced sponsorship of the Safe Staffing Act of 2017 while meeting with the patients. When a facilitys nurseto

A Day In The Life A day in the life of an acupuncturist is unique. I particularly enjoy the fact that no two days are alike, as it serves to keeps things interesting. Each day presents its own feats,

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SERENITY NOW Continued from Page 58 third treatment the pain was gone. He thanked his wife for the recommendation and was happy he actually listened to her in this instance. My next patient is a matu

Mark Diaz. Since then, Ron and Mark have been dedicated to providing the highest level of professional physicaltherapy care in a safe and friendly environment. They have been joined by partners Matthe

NY Physical Therapy Continued from Page 61 group had delayed reconstructive ACL surgery. After two years, there was virtually no difference in outcomes among people who had early surgery and those who

The State Of Israel And Fertility Treatment BY RABBI GIDEON WEITZMAN In honor of the period between Yom HaAtzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim, I would like to discuss the state of fertility in the State of I

Dear Esther, My friend Gitty and I have been living parallel lives for as far back as I can remember. Weve known each other since elementary school and have attended the same schools and camps through

therefore hard to face the fact that we can be guilty of committing such an egregious sin. But envy comes in different forms and has different implications. Some people might even go so far as to say

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Celebrating Three Decades Of Priority1 It is hard to imagine that three decades have passed since Priority1 came onto the scene, trailblazing the path for addressing and preventing the challenges in t

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Fidget Spinner Continued from Page 68 research showed that patients anxiety was reduced when they used a stress ball. What kind of fidget toy will help There are a few factors to keep in mind. First a

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Fidget Spinner Continued from Page 70 tions for students so that they can succeed, I will sometimes hear from teachers that they are concerned that sensory equipment would be distracting. The explanat

Old Jokes BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Im getting older, and nobody cares. Ive been getting older for a while now, but I havent said anything, because I was kind of hoping it would go away. But it hasnt, so

Old Jokes Continued from Page 73 Yeah, but its always in reaction to the same boring complaints For example, my kids tell me, You always say the same thing Hi, Hungry Im Totty. Well, you keep saying,

persons house to sleep. It was absolutely dark, there was no moon, and there was a total blackout. We were near Emek Hamatzleva next to the Israel Museum. There was no radio, the home belonged to an o

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YidParenting Continued from Page 75 to this. Itll take patience, time, and some more patience. if he stays in control in a difficult situation. Positive reinforcement goes a long way. real estate m

REAL ESTATE Continued from Page 79 Hebron had suffered in the massacres of the 1920s, ran away. Arabs took over all of the homes there that were owned by Jews. Fastforward to the 1980s. The organizati

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow BenchPressed Rav Zilberstein, shlita, discusses an interesting halachic question relating to the daf learned this week Bava Basra 100a. Someone had a halfhei

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 81 owner knew of this possible outcome in the future, yet he was silent, so his continued silence proves that he approved of this strip of land forever remaining

I was proud of my grandchildren last week. My granddaughters described their schools assemblies for Yom HaShoah where the guest speakers were survivors of the Holocaust. pened in the Holocaust, how w

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 83 time period, with purpose, growth, and ruchniyus. Rabbi Krohn stressed the importance of having a lev tov and being sensitive to others. He also encouraged t

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NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 84 opposites squeaktheir needs are obvious and as a result each receives a great deal of attention. What about the middle 80, those girls who are doing ok, whos

NORPAC Mission A Day To Remember BY BEN CHOUAKE, MD Most people are unaware that I am a child of a mixed marriage. My dad was born to Syrian parents and my mom was a purebred Ashkenazi survivor from P

Rav Binyamins Talmidos BY SHERRY WALDMAN I have a story to tell about Rav Binyamin Kamenetzky, ztl. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people can say that. Mine is just one among many. Whats special abou

We Lost A Zaide BY SHMUEL KATZ There are many reflections upon the life and accomplishments of Rav Binyamin Kamenetzky, ztl, in this weeks paper. As you know, I was privileged to serve as a board memb

Taking Time For The Kinderlach BY ELANA FERTIG As the preschool director at Yeshiva of South Shore, I have many fond memories of Rav Binyamin Kamenetzky. Here is but a sample of them. When the weathe

Role Model Continued from Page 91 and show them how much you love being a Yid. It worked for the rosh yeshiva, ztl, and itll work for you. The next question was how to teach your child to act like a m

year its telling Hashem, I love you Youre my king, and I need you It wasnt a dvar Torahit was the rosh yeshivas way of living. His excitement was off the charts and the boys loved it. When he left the

From Toronto To The South Shore Following A Leader BY DAVID FEDER I grew up in Toronto. When my wife and I moved out to Long Island 25 years ago, we were looking for a yeshiva for our son. As soon as

sine presented by the Jewish U.S. ambassador in the Jewish state. Both the embassy personnel in TelAviv as well as the staff at the Herzliya residence are anticipating the arrival of the ambassador. A

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 95 Commission to create a rule that would require ridehailing services such as Uber to add tipping capability into their phone apps. According to an article in USA

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 98 Daniel Bursky, Ramaz class of 1986 Morris Dweck, Flatbush class of 1992 All are invited to attend the dinner. The dinner is not limited to those who participated

Whats Your Response BY CHANA KASTLEBAUM The response has been diverse and eyeopening Theyre amazing Were really lucky to have Hatzalah in our community. I want to drive a Hatzalah car sixyearold Why d

Woodmere Golf Continued from Page 107 addition to flooding of the land. In emergency situations, police officers, paramedics, and fire fighters will have great difficulty reaching the houses and lifet

munity and it remains one of the last pieces of precious open green space in our midst. Woodsburgh village attorney Brian Stolar acknowledges, The club is a part of the history of the village and we w

Community News Continued from Page 109 CIJE Innovation Conference In NY, May 7 The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Educations Innovation Conference, the single largest Jewishsponsored robotics and S

Ten Lost Tribes exiled from the Land of Israel more than 2,700 years ago by the Assyrian empire. So far, some 3,000 Bnei Menashe have made aliyah thanks to Shavei Israel, including more than 1,100 in

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Arie Assaraf and Eitan Hazan at HAFTR Art Institute exhibit for the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center marched in a miniparade with flags and crowns. Then they regrouped and sang all the wonder

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 113 tlieb, Sigal Karasanti, Zoe Klein, Miriam Kopyto, Sarah Kopyto, Shelley Horowitz, Perrin Rudensky, and Kelly Wietschner. The Art Institute is under the di

Honoring Israel at HALB The next morning, as the buses pulled up to school, there were balloons, streamers, and lively music playing over the loudspeakerYom HaAtzmaut Sandy Shmuely came to school and

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 115 heard a stirring message from limudei kodesh teacher Mrs. Leah Feinberg, who is making aliyah this summer iyH, and had the opportunity to view exciting fi

insights on THE TORAH Acharei Moral Is Normal From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN If anyone was bent on convincing us that Torah is oldfashioned, this would be a good parashah to prove it. Vayik

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 116 Morah Chavy and performed a real kiddush Hashem. They read the berachah and were treated to yummy fruit and a snack, generously provided by Eitans mother.

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