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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover reached that would decrease sanctions on Iran. Those who have heard Senator Chuck Schumera product of the New York Jewish community and a great friend of Isr

Alfonse DAmato Charles Schumer accused of improperly supporting Israel simply because he is a Jew, that is obviously not a valid concern. So we are waiting for our senator to speak out and take a st

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 9 the details of the process and who saw the draft agreement, it was a onesided document that left European and Middle Eastern leaders very unhappy. But if France h

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 12 of Israeli policy in the current government andfrom a safe distance, anywaywould like to see a peace treaty signed between Palestinians and Israelis. This group,

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover Lights as it is sometimes referred to. We are leaving for Israel a few days before then, ostensibly to bring ourselves up to date and report on matters that are

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover All of the prohibitions Rabbi Hoffman citesthe general prohibition to appear in immodest attire, do not walk in their gentile ways, and do not place a

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 15 utes with one of the venerated sages of this generation, Rav Chaim Kanievsky. How I am going to manage that is a story unto itself. About seven years ago, on a visit

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 16 piety of religious men. That she is to blame for the sin of her femininity. Do we also consider how this view demeans and infantilizes men Are we OK with p

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 19 Homeland Security Dear Editor, All of us are very disturbed by Israels release of terrorist monsters. Our hearts ache for all those families who have lost

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Siyum At White Shul PHOTO BY IVAN H. NORMAN Congregation Kneseth Israel The White Shul made a siyum on Maseches Shekalim at ChoSen Island Restaurant in Lawrence. Pictured here is Rabbi Elozer Kanner,

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 20 inside, since the lights had been left on. We speak to our son shortly after we come back to New York, and he tells us that his unit was called to investig

YCT CONCERNS Continued from Front Cover at him and his school. Surprisingly, his response was along the lines of Cant we just all get along and Who is to judge who is or isnt Orthodox Failing to addre

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YCT CONCERNS Continued from Page 24 Modern Orthodox community, and in every single case, YCT or its students predictably and repeatedly chose the liberal politically correct creed over traditional cus

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YCT CONCERNS Continued from Page 26 demns homosexual behavior, and while a great many rabbis are nonetheless sympathetic to the plight of those selfavowed homosexuals who struggle with their feelings

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Coming Together To Honor The Torah BY N. AARON TROODLER One of the hallmarks of Judaism is the unique attachment that all Jews shares with one another. We may come from diverse backgrounds, different

potential. That is what Dirshu is all about, said Rav Sorotzkin. It is a program that encourages and enables people to fully maximize their potential. LAvdoto serve Hashemmeans to learn Torah and to d

Coming Together Continued from Page 35 The words of Torah and Mussar from the mouths of great Gedolei Torah and Talmidei Chachamim were enjoyed all throughout Shabbos. HaGaon HaRav Chaim Cohen, shlita

Torah Is Our Life BY ESTHER RUBIN The invitation was appealing, beckoning us to attend the Dirshu Shabbos Kinnus Olam HaToraha Shabbos that promised to rejuvenate my husband and me, physically and spi

It was very late on motzoei Shabbos. The son of Rav Avrohom Dovid Weiss came to Rav Dovid Hofstedter and gave him the letter contained below, saying, My father was very tired after the whole Shabbos b

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THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz All Hail Kale Kale is all the rave in healthy eating. Its a nutritional powerhouse, great for detox and filled with cancerfighting antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fi

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Primary Colors The Job Hunter BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER All parents think their kids are special. But theres one way that I always knew my kids were different. Back when they were in school, they woul

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Marathon Eating BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Kosherfest is an annual event in which manufacturers, retailers, and kashrus organizations get together to talk about food and offer each other samples, or, if t

with animals in general, how could there really be new products Are they still finding parts of the cow they didnt know were there Whoa Where did that come from But apparently, theyre now finding part

ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Page 47 Apparently, this group and the details are unclearthere are different reports on how they operated somehow knew the identities of people who were abroad on elec

Annoying Photographers Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO Years ago, a few photographers were using a hardtofind old magnesium ladder made by the White Metal and Stamping Company. It was super lightweight an

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Evens Only When were young, we sometimes hear older people say, Its too bad that youth is wasted on the young Older folks often make the claim that as they

each other a lot but rarely got to see one another, I had the bright idea of giving them both a treat I called and invited Batya to join us for lunch. She did. And it was the same scenario. Everything

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, My inlaws are a big part of my life. My own parents are no longer alive, so they are the only parents I have. I think they are wonderful people, and though ou

have broken. Whats so crazy is that they havent offered to pay for anything. I cant understand how they can spend money on frivolous extravagances like clothing and a bas mitzvah for my sisterinlaw, a

insights on THE TORAH Vayishlach Survival Skills BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS common notion is that he had half of his family in one camp and the other half with him

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MINDBIZ Continued from Page 53 Firstly, I would like to validate your feelings. It has to hurt to watch your inlaws spend money without giving it a second thought on luxury items for their daughter, w

There was a man who was on his way to shul when he saw a woman struggling to carry a handful of shopping bags to her car. He pulled over and jumped out to help her. As he got closer, he saw it was his

Lowering The Iron Curtain Tidbits From Israel FIVE TOWNS M ARRIAGE INITIATIVE Presents A BRAND NEW BY RON JAGER Were eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked, Secretary of State

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Tidbits From Israel Continued from Page 58 nize, finally recognize, that Israel is not their enemy. He added This affords us the opportunity to overcome the historic animosities and build new relation

Going HighTech For Maximum WeightLoss Results BY DR. BO ROSENBLAT CHIEF PHYSICIAN, DR. BOS DIET For many of us, using our smartphone, iPad, Xbox, and computer has become second nature. We rely heavil

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5TJT Puzzle Kosher Kuisine BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Seed cover 5. Wedding part 9. Unkind of lawyer 14. Wayne portrayer 15. Nobel Peace Prize city 16. Two Women Oscar winner 17. Minor 18. Part of a hol

Solution To Previous 5TJT Puzzle Stairway To Heaven 1 J 2 A C O B S L A D D E R 12 18 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 17 20 A U R A E O R E T E N 25 26 13 19 R A K E D S N 21 14 15 16 C R A K

that she is OK with her 19yearold sister dating, that is great as long as she has not given up on her own chance for happiness. The worst thing that any person in the shidduch parashah can do to thems

before to assist and hopefully help her find her bashert. To ensure that your younger daughter does not suffer the same experience in the shidduch system, my advice is that which I give to all mothers

Remembering Gio HAFTR Honors Beloved Teammate BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER An electrifying aura permeated the HAFTR Elementary Schools Hawks Nest Gym on Wednesday evening, November 6. With the crowd goin

other expenses, and educate over 400 people in food allergy awareness and EpiPen use. Dr. Alisa Hersh provided handson EpiPen training. Sami Groff coordinated the event between HAFTR and Buccaneer par

Remembering Gio Continued from Page 69 friendship, Cornago added. And he was so caringeven as a little boy. He would love to come to work with me and play with my students. Even then he had the abilit

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A Five Towns Simcha PHOTO BY IRA THOMAS CREATIONS AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Rambam Mesivta Rallies Against Last Known Nazi In Area November 10, 2013 was the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, The Night o

Rabbi Zev Meir Friedman, rosh mesivta of Rambam Mesivta, explained to all assembled why Rambam Mesivta organized the rally. It is outrageous that the killers of our people are able to live freely with

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 73 Vayeitzei. The Rebbe currently resides in Ashdod, Israel. He is a descendent of Reb Mordechai of Nadvorna and the immediate heir of his saintly father Reb

YCT CONCERNS Continued from Page 32 ion leaders have for either submitting their ideas for peer review across the Orthodox spectrum, or for any reverence toward centuries of rabbinic legislation. The

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover to a major posek Is it ever permitted to withhold the giving of a get The posek responded that it was never permitted to withhold a get in order to try to n

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 77 The Chezkuni Bereishis 316 cites a Midrash and writes that if someone is betrothed to a woman and leaves her stuck as an agunah, then he is a denier of the Worl

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ Wow What amazingly talented women we have right here in our community. The annual Erna Lindenfeld Hachnosas Kallah Tea took place last Tuesday night at the Electri

News From The Hills Continued from Page 79 about a mitzvah that is special for womenhafrashas challah. The first part of her presentation included the hashkafos and kavanos women and girls should aspi

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News From The Hills Continued from Page 80 There is no charge for anything. A hot meal, plus fresh fruit and snacks, is served. There are crafts, divrei Torah, and other activities. Aides and family m

ality, and ethical advancement, to strengthen the family unit. The Queens branch was launched in 2012 with an inaugural mothers mission to Israel. For more information, visit jinspire.org. NYC Council

Tractate Shekalim And The Chassidim Misnagdim Divide BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN As students of Jewish history know, Jews have lived under three very different groups of Christians. When the Roman Empire fe

popular, among a large population of fervently observant Russian Jews. The Competition A Litvish press, however, emerged in Lita. The Romm Press soon published the Vilna Shas, and a fierce competitio

Tractate Shekalim Continued from Page 85 Thus, Agudath Israel in Poland, started by two decidedly nonChassidish Jews in Germany and backed by the Gerrer Rebbe and others, was born. Agudath Israel of P

Eliana Nachman, who won first place, and ninthgrader Zahava Fertig, who won third place, in the Jossi Berger Holocaust Essay Contest run by Emunah of America. Congratulations also go to eleventhgrader

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 87 for a higher purpose. After a day at the mall, all those nickels and dimes floating around their purses and pockets are dropped in the pushke, the charity

devoted partners such as Chaiyanu and the Ossie Schonfeld Memorial Chanukah Toy Fund, noted Noach Gordon, director of development of Lev Leytzan. Founded in 2002 by Dr. Neal Goldberg We are a professi

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 89 names. Each volunteer will get families to package for but will not have any access to who the family is. Everything is coded with a number to ensure maxim

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 90 except Friday, November 29 at 300 p.m. On Sunday, December 15, at 400 p.m., Msgr. Paul F. Rahilly of St. Joachims Roman Catholic Church and Pastor Rev. Mar

IDF In Philippines To Assess Typhoon Damage Representatives of the Israeli military landed in the Philippines to evaluate the situation on the ground and determine how Israel can best assist in the wa

Celebrate Bet El, December 8 One might refer to retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters as a military Renaissance man. The strategic analyst for Fox News has authored 29 books. He is a columnist for t

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Bet El Continued from Page 94 and institutions throughout Israel. It encourages all Israelis to be better citizens. The People of Bet El are also blazing a trail for the military struggle for the defe

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Kvyachol Many times in the course of divrei Torah and conversation, the Hebrew word kvyachol is used. I conducted an unscientific study and concluded that pe

Community News From Around The World Historic Sales Over 1 Billion In Israel Bond Investments Annual Israel Bond investments in the U.S. domestic market exceeded 1 billion for the first time, as 2013

Community News Continued from Page 103 apology, as well as to take full responsibility for your part of the problem. Simcha Feuerman, Ohels director of operations, conveyed that with over 44 years of

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Community News Continued from Page 104 One Family presented Miriam with a copy of newly published, Longing for a Hug Personal accounts of living life without their loved ones as told by child victims

growth since its initial establishment just five years ago. The comprehensive twoday seminar hosted hundreds of Jewish highschool students from across the United States, including 19 JUMP teams repres

Community News Continued from Page 107 Tali shares the sentiments of all seven of her fellow runners when she insists, To be a part of a team that supports a mission like this is inspiring and excitin

well cared for, loved and encouraged to thrive. Ohels legendary foster care program, its domestic abuse shelters, Camp Kaylie, programs for the siblings of children with developmental disabilities, an

The Way We Are BY RABBI AVI SHAFRAN While those of us here south of the border the Canadian one, that is were focused on our own local elections, a Chassidic woman candidate in a Montreal borough was

the under one roof SPICY GIRL CALIFORNIA SPICY SMOKED ROLL TEMPURA ROLL SALMON ROLL SALMON ROLL CALIFORNIA TEMPURA STYLE SPICY SALMON TUNA WITH GET MORE. PAY LESS SUPER SPECIALS KINERET 30 OZ BAG 3

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