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Chabad Chanukah See Page 11 Broadway Kitchen .See Page 17 Eastside China . . . See Page 30 Cahals Concert. . . See Page 39 Prime Cut . . . . . . . See Page 52 Yaffa Wigs . . . . . . . See Page 93 See

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MODERN FAMILY Continued from Front Cover be it of the national, psychological, or familial varietyall the hippy songs and love lectures go flying out the window. Because peace is a lot more challengin

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover open my eyes. It says that Jerusalem is 1,932 miles away. Oh, I catch myself thinking, we are almost there. To my aviationchallenged mind, anything that is close


FEATURES Anxiety Buster Dr. David H. Rosmarin Auto Section Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter 28 35 84 36 64 92 30 90 37 44 88 95 14 54 40 62 31 58 49 96 35 42 67 Community

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover claims that it pokes fun at those who perform sins. Its detractors claim that while this is what the producers claim that this is what it does, in reality i

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 13 The Gemara in Shabbos 30b relates that Rabbah would begin each lecture with humor, and the gathered rabbis would laugh. Ultimately, he would become serious and

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OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Front Cover you would not accumulate as much debt as they did. For every penny they earned, they spent two by the time they filed for divorce, the properties wer

free Not one dime, they said not one undeserved dime should go to the other. And so I knew we were headed for quite a long trial. But miracles happen. During one of the recesses recess was always my f

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover the value and importance of a group like AIPAC and why I came away persuaded that it is vitally important, particularly today, to be involved with the organi

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 19 ing judgment for too long, spoke up about his displeasure with the deal. Interestingly, Schumer said that this agreement with Iran would create a bipartisan appr

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Reid Remarks On Iran Sanctions Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered the following statement on the Senate floor regarding Iran sanctions, on Nov. 21. I am a strong supporter of our Iran sanctio

Lights Of Redemption Once Buried In Warsaw, These Menorot Are Now On Display In Jerusalem BY DAVID OLIVESTONE In May 1943, SS General Jrgen Stroop triumphantly blew up the huge synagogue building that

Lights of Redemption Continued from Page 23 sion of Poland and the start of World War II in Europe, the rabbi of the synagogue, filled with a sense of foreboding of what was to come, devised a plan to

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Lights of Redemption Continued from Page 24 however, and meanwhile they were housed in what became the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art, located in the Hechal Shlomo building. Marguerite, who was also a p

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Hoarding Disorder NoPills Anxiety Buster, Part 26 BY DR . DAVID H. ROSMARIN Western culture in general, and American culture in particular, tends to value material acquisitions. Particularly during th

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DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Doing The Right Thing It seems that sitting in the left lane, engine idling, waiting for oncoming traffic to clear so you can make a lefthand turn is wastefu

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ The purist and traditionalist in me doesnt relate to all this Thanksgivukkah hype. I know this is a onceinalifetime merger of these two holidays, but all the mergi

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News From The Hills Continued from Page 31 that humans are susceptible to making mistakes. We therefore need to be especially cautious and act within the context of specific boundaries. Furthermore, t

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Thanks For The Good News Can someone please tell me what the big deal is about Chanukah and Thanksgiving falling on the same day Other than the obvious, tha

You Scratch My Back BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Chanukah is early this year its always early the days are shorter, and its about time you gave some serious thought to buying gifts for people, because even

So the Nubrella is a handsfree clear plastic umbrella that you strap under your shoulders, completely engulfing you down to your chest, so that it takes you 25 minutes to get something from your car.

THE DISH Continued from Page 37 if it sizzles but does not burn up right away. When you drop the food inside, it should first sink and then immediately rise to the top. If it doesnt rise, the oil is n

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MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW This weeks letter is being answered by Jennifer Mann, LMSW. Dear Jennifer, I am in my late 40s, and 50 is fast approaching. I have always struggled with my weight and was

it for some time. However, if your appetite or sleep patterns have changed, you dont feel like yourself, or you have lost interest in things that once excited you, you may be depressed. If that is the

Iranian Deal Open Season On The Jews Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER We Jews are a people who have, over our long history, always been our own worst enemies. Thomas Friedmans latest column in the New

conservative Jews here especially the Orthodox ones, the same ones who have been under attack. Second of all, how are you better than the Democrats, if you condone violence against Jews And by the way

insights on THE TORAH Mikeitz Rings Of Influence BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS And Pharaoh removed his ring from his hand and placed it on the hand of Yosef . . . Bere

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RINGS OF INFLUENCE Continued from Page 44 Who can counteract such mesirus nefesh Rachel can, since she performed a parallel act of mesirus nefesh, but one that was even greater. Let us compare the act

Rabbi Frankfurters Tinted Glasses BY YOCHANAN GORDON A matron once asked Rebbi Yose bar Chalafta, In how many days did Gd create the world He replied, In six days, as it says, ki sheshes yamim asah Ha

Tinted Glasses Continued from Page 47 did away with the ridiculous habit of Israeli leaders over the decades who put on a skullcap every time they read from the Bible. If the ultraOrthodox parties, Sh

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Revisiting Coop Upgrades Last June, I wrote an article regarding coop buildings in our area. For those of you who have not read that particular arti

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REAL ESTATE Continued from Page 49 that are considerably cheaper than the 200,000 per elevator that this gentleman had claimed, I know that 200,000 is the old pricing range of what an elaborate elevat

Historical Dinov Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM The town of Dinov Dynov, Dinow is in the Lwow District of Poland. Jews are recorded as first residing t

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

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Machberes Continued from Page 55 the Chassidishe intensity that blazed brightly there. During his occasional visits to Williamsburg, the Dinover Rebbe drew large followings, creating a popular demand

5TJT Puzzle Popular Portmanteau BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Pacific Division basketball team 5. Tridentshaped letter 8. Charge 14. At the summit of 15. Classic card game 16. Fleeced 17. Lakewood camp 18.

Boutique Katom Brings You The Heart Soul Of Yesha BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER Gedaliah Blum is a man of action. Four years ago, the 33yearold resident of Eli sat in his living room, reading the newspap

Boutique Katom Continued from Page 59 and felt, the unity, love of the nation of Israel and the land of Israel, is what we had in mind when naming the companynot to mention it was a play off of the ve

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Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Life As A TicketHolder I now am a cardcarrying Long Island Rail Road offpeak TenTrip ticket holder. Did you know that there is a discount for the offpeak T

My one ticket was the winner then, and on November 3 I had my next win And so after thoroughly enjoying my birthday show, we were already planning our next trip into the city. After the show, we topp

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Seniors At Chabad Have Lots To Smile About While always an integral part of the Chabad of the Five Towns social, educational, and religious programs, seniors can now proudly part

A beautiful Koren siddur was also given to each of the child participants. On Sunday, November 24, in honor of the librarys third anniversary, the preChanukah entertainment continued. Hundreds of fami

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 65 ens League president Mrs. Naomi Newman, the TAG Educators And Mothers events were made to foster communication and teamwork between parents and teachers. T

SKAbbaton 2013 By Tehilah Ebrani, SKA 12th Grade The annual Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls Shabbaton, also known as SKAbbaton, is by far one of the most anticipated events of the year The SKA

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 67 to start getting ready for the most memorable Shabbat of the year. All the girls gathered together for Kabbalat Shabbatthe men who were on the weekend join

For more information on events and sponsorship opportunities, call 5162952478 or visit For Chabad of Hewlett information, visit The Chanukah events are cospons

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 69 Fourth grade. Tova Munk, Shaindy Reidel, and Ahuva Neuman Grade Winners 1st Esty Rutner, 2nd Sheva Schiff, 3rd Meira Werner, 4th Shana Brecher, and 3rd and



AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 70 ents of wonderful toys in time for Chanukah. Huge shipments of thousands of toys from anonymous donors have bolstered the efforts in an enormous way. Due t

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 73 nating in an extraordinary experience for all involved, as evidenced by the many heartfelt calls and texts of appreciation and thanks from parents whose ch

The Shalhevet reunion Zeitz and Philly Korman who are both studying in Shaalvim told Mrs. Eisenman that the education they received in Shalhevet has enabled them to feel confident with their ability

HAFTR Children Learn To Give The most basic deed of giving is engrained at a young age in students of Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway. The nursery students are involved in an ongoing to

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 75 to pay tribute to Mr. Matza, his longtime career in fundraising and development, and his involvement in the community. More than 160,000 was raised for the

News From The Hills Continued from Page 34 to Chanukah and its celebration of the nitzchiyusthe eternal strength and ultimate triumphof our Torah and our nation. Mesivta Tiferet Torah in Kew Gardens p

lom, 7502 113th Street in Forest Hills. Cost is 15 per child. Group discounts available. Tickets sold at the door. Cash only. Shabbos Groups Every Shabbos for 9th and 10th Grade Boys. Dynamic group le


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News From The Hills Continued from Page 79 Many thanks to the coordinator of the day and presenter, Mrs. Yocheved Deitsch, and volunteers Elisa Alpert, Yelli Koenig, Goldy Kurz, Yaffa Sauer, and Rache

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SERVICES PROVIDED Electrician Chandeliers, Shabbos timers, ceiling fans, AC lines, camera and intercom work. Service 24 hours. Please call MG Electric 5164992696 Kosher Yoga Licensed Massage Therapy

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insights on THE TORAH Pointing Fingers BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE In parashas Miketz, Yosef predicts that there will be seven years of plenty and then seven years of famine in the land of Egyp

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Question I just finished going through a divorce. There are people in both of our families who feel that I should try to work things out with my exhusband and get back together, but thats not what I a

Biblical Depth vs. Artistic Freedom A Real Scary Menorah BY JONATHAN GREENSTEIN I sat there nervously as the auction was proceeding. Michael Steinhardt, a 20yearcollector of Judaica and former client,

Scary Menorah Continued from Page 91 tion house that was selling it. However, that wouldnt make much sense. ing it. It was just an emotion. I would hypothesize that the silversmith who crafted it fel

Professionals, advocates, parents, and grandparents from all over the Greater New York area learned answers to these and other key questions at Ohels October 29 Community Conference, Challenging Child

Community News Continued from Page 93 age, Yael thinks of the cake and gifts that come with the special day. It is a story we can all relate to. Thankfully, this one has a twist important people in Ya

letters to THE EDITOR Tzniyus Is A Matter Of Halachah Dear Editor, First, I would like to commend Rabbi Hoffman for his sensitive handling of a growing concern in our community the other week in his a

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 95 but to accuse an article aimed at adults, highlighting actual halachic violations, as the cause of children going off the derech begs at reason. Why is it

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Mixing Work And Pleasure BY ANNA HARWOOD As a new immigrant to Israel, one often diverges from the cleverly laidout career path one planned upon graduation from college. Learning Hebrew is often the f


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