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See Page 65 See Page 33 See Pages 35 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 15 NO. 15 18 TEVES 5775 JANUARY 9, 2015 FROM THE EDITOR

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover Below we find some background information about these questions, as well as the text of both the questions and Rav Chaims answers. The Mi SheBeirach Many p

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LUACH January 1July 917 July 9January ZIP Code 11516 18 Teves Erev Shabbos Friday, January 9 Daf yomi Yevamos 97 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag haminchah Candle L

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 6 Below we find the transcript of the written query to Rav Chaim Q. Is it permitted for the rabbi of a congregation to recite the special Mi SheBei

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 11 clever play on words using tzurah, photograph, instead of tzeirah, younger one, referencing Lavans response to Yaakov Avinu in Bereishis 2926. However, his mess

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LAWRENCE SCHOOLS Continued from Front Cover and the town library, a different picture emerges. Past the vibrant Five Towns Community Center is the adja cent town of Inwood, dotted with lively churche

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LAWRENCE SCHOOLS Continued from Page 14 district is searching for another educational institution, ideally a special education program, to rent the building. With the intention of the district retaini

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover We have been visiting Hebron for decades and still marvel at how the citys inhabitants manage to maintain that look of part archaeological site and part dumping

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 17 interrupted a tour he was giving to a group of college students on a Birthright trip. Inside the shul named for Joe Ray of Chicago, we eavesdropped on a lecture bein

BAGEL STORE Catch up on the latest breaking news at Continued from Page 19 pers stocking up on food and supplies to get them through the next several days. It was not unusual to hear st

Born To Smile Dental Your Home For Digital Dentistry BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER Going to the dentist is definitely something to smile aboutthat is, if he happens to be Dr. Mark B. Bornstein Known for p

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LIPA Continued from Front Cover summer of 2014, together with Americare, a leading home health service provider, Lipa launched MusiCare, an innovative musical therapy program. the quality of life of

LIPA Continued from Page 23 times you say something like, Hi, I just want to check how you are feeling today. We adapt to the patients needs, whether reading poetry or singing songs from their childho

The Saddest Day In Early American History Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM Thursday, 24 Teves January 6 1785. Haym Salomon, zl 17401785, was a true legen

Machberes Continued from Page 25 pected strategy also included a series of arson fires in British warehouses. He was sent to the Provost, an infamous prison, and a death sentence loomed. However, Salo

The End Of Dependence On Arab Oil Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER Less than a year ago, many respected MiddleEast experts and selfappointed bearers of truth in the media reported, without an iota of

Gourmet Glatt Helps LCFD Get In Gear Girls HighSchool Varsity Basketball Liana Hersh with 12 points and Naomi Liviem with 10. Chava Weintraub of Central led all scorers with 15. The 20142015 HAFTR JV

JV Basketball The Falcons, at 80 in Yeshiva League play 162 overall, had already clinched a firstround bye in the playoffs by dint of beating previously undefeated HAFTR. The Tuesdaynight game was for

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 29 Basketball Standings Girls Varsity A Eastern Division Ramaz Flatbush HAFTR HANC North Shore Heschel Central Western Division Bruriah SAR Frisch Maayanot Hillel Ku

HAFTR North Shore HANC DRS Rambam Shaare Torah YDE Magen David Ezra Western Division MTA SAR Frisch Ramaz TABC Heschel JEC Kushner Hillel EighthGrade Boys Division 1 Flatbush Barkai MDY YCQ YDH CHY SS

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz Sweet Winter Fruits Just because we are in the dead of winter and the land seems barren and fruitless doesnt mean you have to deprive yourself of a fruitful diet and consu

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ What is going on with the weather in Israel Snow in Yerushalayim used to be a rare phenomenon, but now every few years you hear of snow. Last years storm was a maj

News From The Hills Continued from Page 33 his inimitable fashion, Rabbi Krohn cited Gemaras that told of Amoraim who dressed in their Shabbos finery and went out to greet the Shabbos, which one calle

Nervous Flying BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER We live in an exciting age of air travel. A plane that just a few years ago could hold only 50 people now holds 200. And its not even bigger. It just holds more p

Nervous Flying Continued from Page 35 over there Dont they have to go through metal detectors and get patted down I cant even get onto the plane with shampoo. I make a big deal about shampoo in a lot

ing wires and then plugging them back in is also a major problem for me. Half the time I have no clear idea of which wire the man wants me to unplug. And if by some magic I do happen to get it right,

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 37 the key broke or was lost through oness, the tenant would usually be liable, since a person does not have the right to spare himself at the expense of his frien

person have the right to refuse sharing his Torah teachings and rulings with others The Netziv responded that although a person can regard his Torah teachings as his own and can grant this right of ow

insights on THE TORAH Shmos Population Control From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN This week we open a new book, Exodus, second of the Five Books of Moses. The story of our parashah, Shmos, begi

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insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters Mashiachs Donkey And Moshe took his wife and children, set them upon the donkey, and returned to the land of Egypt. Shmos 420 The prophet Zecharyah des

realms may ascend to the higher realms, and the higher realms may descend to the lower realms. And I, Myself, will begin as it is written, And Gd descended on Mount Sinai, and then it says, And to Mos

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, A number of years ago, I decided it was time to go back to work. My children were older, and our family needed the money. I was fortunate to find a job that I

ownand never willand the family feels sorry for him and gives him a pass. There are many scenarios I could come up with that might explain why Jack gets away with everything he gets away with. And I w

DAFYOMISHIURIM In the 5 Towns Far Rockaway Area 430 am 500 am 515 am 530 am 545 am 600 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Mishnah Berurah Rabbi Shmuel Grossman Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Magid Shiur Rabbi Shmuel Gro

So devoted is she to you and your rediscovered relationship that this woman might feel compelled to give up something so major as her religion and set herself upon a path that will likely be very diff

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Biblical NY BY YONI GLATT Across 1. ER doctor 5. Israeli city damaged in an 1837 earthquake 9. Brave New World drug 13. St. Louis landmark 14. Thats hysterical

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REAL ESTATE Continued from Page 47 dreds of comments to those questionsmany better than a good standup comic routinefrom giving advice and instructions to telling people they are crazy to even conside

Read My Hips BY DONI JOSZEF Entering a full restaurant on an empty stomach is never a pleasant experience. Desperately waiting for an available table, you gradually begin to wonder if people are stret

Shulamith News Chanukah festivities. Each year, the students and faculty of Shulamith Middle Division look forward to Chanukah and the chance to celebrate the chag together. The days of Chanukah are f

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Shulamith Continued from Page 52 student activities, Alexandra Anthony headed a group of dedicated eighth graders who masterminded many of the funfilled activities. The week kicked off on Monday with

Schneider, parent of Shulamith fourthgrader Ilana. As an employee of Judaica Press, Mr. Schneider is wellacquainted with the book publishing process and explained to the students every step a book tak

Rambam Continued from Page 55 past was illuminating the present, and the spirit of Chanukah of years past was personified by the talmidim of today. Remembering the Kedoshim of Har Nof. Talmidim commem

for Shabbos meals in his rebbes house. He explained that everything that his rebbe did was done in a quiet, unassuming manner...he never spoke an unnecessary word, being that everything he said was ch

Rambam Continued from Page 57 of achdus that existed as we faced those difficult events. Hopefully, if we unite as a people, in order to improve ourselves and serve Hashem, we will be zocheh to Mashia

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow it should certainly take precedence over shopping for Shabbos delicacies. However, if oneg Shabbos is a mitzvah dOraisa as well, perhaps it should come first

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Chabad 5T Chanukah Experience Helps Connect With ModernDay Maccabees Chabad of The Five Towns Chanukah Experience is legendary. Hundreds of people, young and old, come from the F

hanging so you could see it from the street. People came in off the street to show their support for Israel and write a letter, too Young and old put pen to paper to give personal thanks to our braves

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 61 Law And Order Chief Assistant District Attorney Madeline Singas was sworn in as Acting District Attorney of Nassau County in a ceremony this week officiat

Performers at SKA Production and touching signlanguage segment. The SKA auditorium was filled with mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, teachers, friends, alumnae, and eighthgrade applicants who wa

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 63 the lively music. The atmosphere was electric as the students of both YOSS and HASC sang and danced, hand in hand, amid smiles and laughter. Then the talmi

Shalhevet girls participate in JUMP YOSS talmidim loved celebrating Chanukah Rabbi Draiman then introduced a new initiative called the Shtikah Btefillah Program. The large assemblage then sang Chanuk


AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 65 The JUMP team successfully raised 9,000 to benefit FD Now, doubling the amount they raised previously. This money will help them continue their research to

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 67 The J Street Challenge The Seductive Allure Of Peace In Our Time, January 10 The film The J Street Challenge examines the rise of the wellfunded activist

Rabbi Paysach Krohn speaks at HANC Parents and students enjoying time at HANC Special minyan for HANC Parents Day their teachers and recognized amidst cheers from their fellow students. They are fr

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover live peacefully, side by side. Life goes on here at a steady pace. The tragic incidents that occurred here over the last few weeks and months were just that


letters to THE EDITOR A Mother In Israel Dear Editor, These are the names of Bnei Yisrael who went down to Mitzrayim. Last week, twelve children and a patriarch mourned the passing of a mother, as we

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Thank You, Dov Hikind, For 32 Years Of Service LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 77 Going Easy Dear Editor, Rabbi Yair Hoffmans articles are generally well written, well organized, and very

Community News From Around The World KOC On Skis By Yedidia Fireman When the snow comes down, people all over the world head to the slopes for what is commonly referred to as extreme winter sports. Th

Community News Continued from Page 79 age, where the amazingly dedicated Kids of Courage staff seem to be everywhere at the same time. The campers were greeted with thunderous applause as they got off

The Norwegian Epic will travel through the Mediterranean fort. All resorts with the exception of Atlantis are in association with LTT. With Purim around the corner and Pesach a month after that, befo

Profits and Prophets Continued from Page 81 explain the basic philosophical notions that make a complex, robust economy possible, with all its legal fictions and hypothetical instruments of exchange.

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Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Just Clowning Around Who doesnt love a friendly clown Clowns remind me of annual trips to the circus with my Bubby Rose and Zayde Morris. Almost every year

Twos Dont Have To Be Terrible BY ZAHAVA GOLDSTEIN, MS ED. I would venture to guess that as adults we would not want our schedules to be dictated by others or to be denied the very things that we desir

Jewish Caricaturist Among Those Killed In Paris Shooting January 7An attack on the Paris headquarters of a French satirical magazine has left at least 12 people dead, including the Jewish caricaturist


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