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MASK Continued from Front Cover however, in order for Esther to fulfill her unique purpose in life, i.e., to save the Jewish people, she must, at great risk to herself, reveal her true origins. It is

MASK Continued from Page 6 excessive and troubling anxiety about ones appearance is real and common for many of us. When plagued by discomfort with ones appearance, there are multiple behaviors we may

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LUACH March 13March 22 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 11 Adar II Taanis Thursday, March 13 Taanis Esther advanced Zmanim Dawn 549 am Fast ends 733 pm 740 pm 12 Adar II Erev Shabbos Friday, March 14 Da

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MASK Continued from Page 7 slight yet hideous in her mind imperfections of her skin exposed for all to see. Lauren worked hard that year to build her inner resources and selfesteem, till she was able

MISHLOACH MANOS Continued from Front Cover Two reasons. The Terumas HaDeshen Siman 111 writes that the reason is to ensure that the recipients not run out of food items to serve for their meals. The M

MISHLOACH MANOS Continued from Page 15 must reflect that as well, and he cannot fulfill the mitzvah with a meager package. Since the Biur Halachah does quote both the Chayei Adam and the Ritva, both w

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MISHLOACH MANOS Continued from Page 16 a messenger is fancier and nicer. If one did deliver the mishloach manos oneself, the obligation is still fulfilled. Virtually all the poskim rule that a goy or

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover this week to promote her new book, The Israeli Solution A OneState Plan for Peace in the Middle East, told students at Rama z High School on Monday that the

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 20 That is, of course, the polar opposite of the way things are run in Israel. Every word uttered by the prime minister, or for that matter any Israeli official, is

PURIM PRESS Continued from Front Cover of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The support for Israel and the knowledge of Jewish life amongst this sector, who mostly hail from South and Cent

PURIM PRESS Continued from Page 23 expensive ever. Everyone there received a generous amount of food stamps and an autographed Obamaphone. Also, Michelle made a feast for all the women to celebrate th

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CHILDLESS COUPLES Continued from Front Cover delivering mishloach manos to their friends. And parents of teenagers hope they dont drink too much at the Purim seudah. What should a childless couple be

PURIM PRESS Continued from Page 24 national service they would be expected to join the workforce in either parttime or fulltime jobs. We are willing to do anything for the army, from digging ditches t

TORAH AND IDF Continued from Front Cover continuing to study rather than serving in the army. There is no question, of course, that the soldiers who are protecting the nation from the enemies of the J

aration, thermal diffusion, U235 production, and plutonium production, instead of going to the army. There is little appreciation as well for those who toil in Nashim, Nezikin, Kodshim, and Moed, inst

TORAH AND IDF Continued from Page 29 It was 1917, thirteen years after the arrival of Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook, ztl, on the shores of Eretz Yisrael. The First World War had broken out and Rav Kook, t

quoted in the 1 Teves 5747 edition of HaTzofeh as saying, A man who sits and studies Torah protects the world no less than a military army. From a halachic vantage point, most of the poskim seem to un

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IDF A Response Continued from Page 31 know, because my highschool principal spoke and lived the values of Rav Kook. In addition, a close friend informed me that they do go to the army in Mercaz HaRav,

to doctors, but only daven. Rav Frand quotes a Ramban, similarly, that one on a high enough madreigah should not go. I believe the Vilna Gaon did not. But if chareidim do go to doctors, then they are

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Question I have a beautiful 23yearold daughter who sits home without getting any dates. It was not always like that. From the time my daughter was in the 12th grade, shadchanim would stop me on the st

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 37 were busy proving that your daughter is the top girl on the market, the guys may not have shared your views. Worse, disappointment that they were rejected, on what

That girl was Esther. And wouldnt you know it, she was the most beautiful So Esther got to be queen, and she never let on to the king that she was Jewish. In those days not too many girls wore gold st

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, My husband is cheap and lazy. Well, probably more lazy than cheap, but either way, it doesnt work for me. Jack is in his own business and it is of the manual

overboard even suggesting it. However, when you mention that Jack doesnt necessarily get back to customers in a timely fashion, I wonder whether this can ultimately come back to bite him and customers

MINDBIZ Continued from Page 41 what most people view as necessities but what hes convinced himself are luxuries. Really, Jack, a couch In some ways, this would be the simplest but also the scariest an

insights on THE TORAH Tzav The Only One From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN A satisfying aroma to Gd Vayikra 614 Without going into the whole question of sacrifices, one difficult phrase that a

5TJT Puzzle Parts Of Purim BY YONI GLATT Across 1. One of many near Moab, UT 5. Downer and Harry, for short 9. Watch word 14. The Persistence of Memory artist 15. Beige 16. Ancient Adolf 17. Mine entr

Solution To Previous 5TJT Puzzle In Reverse 1 14 17 20 23 27 33 A P P T 18 2 3 4 5 W E R E 15 A A R O N 6 7 8 9 10 16 19 22 A N D 11 12 13 I C R E P E 21 M E A T O W S E 26 K N E

Pockets Of Food BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Disclaimer The following article is about the foods we eat on Purim. Obviously, not all the foods we eat on Purim. This newspaper has only about 100 pages. In th

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The Cedarhurst Business Improvement District is proud to award Moshe Ratner, Yoeli Steinberg, and Gourmet Glatt as the 2013 Merchant of the Year, in recognition of their commitment to the Village of C

Pockets Of Food Continued from Page 46 Like tea biscuits. I go to peoples houses the entire year, and not once has someone said, Come in, make yourself at home. Can I offer you a tea biscuit Another t

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Slice Of Life Continued from Page 49 2 cups flour plus a little more for rolling out 2 tsp. baking powder 2 Tbsp. milk, water, or rice milk 2 tsp. vanilla or 1 Tbsp. lemon zest Directions In a bowl, c

Slice Of Life Continued from Page 55 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. lemon zest 1 cup sugar 7 cups flour 1 cup 8 oz. sour cream or pareve sour cream 2 eggs cup milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm, or warm ric

2 Tbsp. sugar zest of 1 lemon tsp. cinnamon pinch ground cloves water or prune juice to cover Directions Place the prunes, raisins, sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon, and cloves in a saucepan and add water

Sweaty Eyeballs The Job Hunter BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER I wasnt expecting the tears. I know that there are speakers and counselors who are able to reach deep into an experience, where the real emotio

A New Mikveh In Turbulent Ukraine Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM The continued political upheaval in Ukraine has brought the focus of the entire Jewish

Machberes Continued from Page 59 to be with each other, and to share in a moment of religious inspiration. Drinking lchayim and wishing each other bountiful heavenly blessings, the joy was palpable. A

Burned And Shot Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO Admit it youre not quite sure how you feel or should feel about photographers. Are they skilled and talented artists, or are they near idiots who take photo

Photo Prose Continued from Page 61 agreed to the shoot for a song quickly realizes that nothing would have been lost by just waiting for the wedding Similarly, some photographers just shoot and burn.

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MOTHERS MUSINGS Continued from Page 62 So, the short answer to my question is that you dont have a license. Therefore you cannot drive. That seems obvious, but if you eavesdrop in court you will see t

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Masquerading As Feminism BY RABBI AVI SHAFRAN On Purim, Jewish men, to varying degrees, imbibe strong drink, and Jewish women do their best to keep them safe and anchored in civilization. The holiday

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Purim News In The Five Towns Enjoying the carnival. The latest organization placing bids with the Lawrence Board of Education in an attempt to purch

Let My RV Go BOOK REVIEW BY HADASSAH SABO MILNER I am a big reader but I dont usually go for Jewishthemed books, having found many of them in the past to be twee and selfserving, pushing religion down

letters to THE EDITOR A Guide To Drinking Moderately Dear Editor, As you know, Purim is coming up and we have a huge issue of underage drinking. Teens are getting drunk, sick, vomiting, hung over, and

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 69 able to handle X amount of alcohol at past parties, that in no way indicates that you will be able to handle that same amount today. The number one reason

that He had no reply, so I simply told him that if the soldier would not be arrested for learning Mishnayos in the military it must therefore be a lie or at best a mischaracterization to state that th

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 71 the soldiers, but from the strange new weaponsthe tefillin and the squadrons of airforce planesan apparition sent by Hashem. During the first Gulf War, my

AIPACs Big Tent Not So Big Dear Editor, The 2014 AIPAC Conference, where I was one of the 14,000 present, March 24, boasted of the diversity amongst the attendees. Latinos, blacks, Christians, student


insights on THE TORAH Unified Purpose BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE This week, we read the parashah of destroying Amalek. The pasuk says, Timcheh es zecher Amalek mitachas hashamayim lo tishkachY

The Gevurah Of Sderot BY YOSSI BAUMOL March 12Charlie Aboutbul came to Sderot 65 years ago from Morocco and raised his nine children in Sderotall living in Sderot, all having served in Khalfa when the

As many as 65 rockets had been fired at the area, and all evening we could hear the iron response of the IDF helicopter gunships strafing away, round after round of aerial bombing, and the continuous

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ We attended the beautiful wedding of Mimi Reich and Ari Weiss. Steven and Tova Reich, parents of the kallah, are formerly from Kew Gardens Hills and there were man

as the synagogue and community center Ohr Natan fought back attempts by developers to evict the major center for Bukharian Jews. They were there in support of their beloved rabbi, Nahum Kaziev and the

News From The Hills Continued from Page 79 tered Domain will present Wednesday, March 19, 800 p.m. at the YI of Kew Garden Hills, 15005 70th Road. Preparing for Pesach doesnt have to be stressful Lear

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CLASSIFIED ADS Continued from Page 85 MISCELLANEOUS Yeshiva of South Shore has some membership openings in its burial society. By purchasing an individual, couple or family membership, you will be en

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OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz language of support. This raised many eyebrows here and not a small amount of ire. When I saw it, I assumed that it was a simple cut and paste, done without much r

drafted without exemptions. So, the pool of draftees in that sector dwarfs the chareidi pool of draftees. Even if they have a small number of draft dodgers on a percentage basis, because the pool is m

Choosing Sides BY YOCHANAN GORDON It seems that our collective conscience is occupied with the matter of protests and laws to draft yeshiva students in Israel to army or national service. Judging from

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Choosing Sides Continued from Page 90 We have every right to be concerned over the plight of Torah in Eretz Yisrael because without it we are in jeopardy. But the strength and fortitude of our army is

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Skelos Continued from Page 92 by thanking Senator Skelos for his past accomplishments on behalf of the community, which include funding for nonpublic school transportation, Tuition Assistance Program

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Mercy Medical Center Celebrates Certified Nurses Day, March 19 Mercy Medical Center is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19 by honoring its boardcertified nurses. The follo

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 95 Rabbi Sam Rudansky, and was followed by an enlightening speech from the Vice Chairman of the Miami Marlins, Joel Mael. Shabbos culminated with a beautiful

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 98 tee of faculty and students. The morning started with each student completing a survey. The survey, created by HANC students, allowed everyone to reflect o

So this Purim bring the little kid in you out and drink it from the bottle . . . but make it a mini A freilichin Purim PTACH Annual Dinner, March 23 On Sunday, March 23, PTACH will host its 37th Annu

Community News Continued from Page 101 YHT this year. During the yearlong celebration of the schools 25th anniversary, this milestone has been incorporated into the students academic and cocurricular


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