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HAR HAZEITIM Continued from Front Cover of world Jewry can be found amongst its sacred kevarim. From Biblical times until today, Jews from all over the world have been buried on this sacred mountain,

Rabbi of the Kotel Shmuel Rabinovich greeting the mission In 2010, Israels state comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, issued a report detailing the terrible state of affairs at the holy site and critici


HAR HAZEITIM Continued from Page 5 guration of the Knesset caucus for Har HaZeitim, the largest caucus in the history of the State of Israel. With over 70 members of Knesset representing individuals f

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HAR HAZEITIM Continued from Page 7 with the anticipated declaration from the president of the United States. The last day of our mission began at Beit HaNasi, the official residence of the president o

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover in Lawrence after Pesach in April 2018. Until then, as you drive or pass by almost daily, you can still see Sal and his friend and assistant, Mel, doing their th

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 11 chair that he knows and loves, snipping away and delivering yet another perfect cut. Unlike many other types of haircutting spots in our neighborhood, you do not jus

head into our special days. Often when Im in his chair in the early morning, the phone rings and I can only hear Sals side of the conversation that goes like this Yes, rabbi, anytime rabbi, look forwa

JUST HOLD ON Continued from Page 13 she had just heard about the fire in Midwood and the tragic loss of life of this beautiful family. She was totally broken at what happened. I asked her if she knew

Ohel Trauma On Call Post Brooklyn Fire A tragedy took place on the morning of December 18 in Brooklyn where four members of a family died in a fire and three survivors are in critical condition. Ohel

Trauma Guide Continued from Page 15 people may emerge, especially with adolescents. The right to have these questions should be validated and adults can agree that we dont understand Gds ways. Adoles

powerless to respond to Trumps move. The Arab on the street has not signed up for the promised intifada, and the other Arab states do not seem willing, other than through bellicose rhetoric, to punish

Misunderstanding Senator Schumer BY EZRA FRIEDLANDER In the aftermath of the release of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, weve seen much jubilation. But that was followed quickly by speculation from members

majority leader. Is it really in the best interests of our community to be in a situation where he views us as confrontational We need to conduct ourselves more pragmatically. For example, I personall

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Legislature Unanimously Approves Good Government Reforms The Nassau County Legislature unanimously voted to establish an office of Inspector General, ensuring governmental transparency to Nassau Count

On Monday, Akiva and I went to our office as usual. I appreciate the legal holidays when I can park in front of the office and not feed the meters, although parking on Main Street was almost impossibl

kosher cuisine are the heimish dishes they remember wafting through their bubbies kitchens. And I guess that could be what these diners craved. Jews who keep kosher and are religious dont get as nosta

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 23 they had adjusting to a new home. This visit to the museum coincided with what they have been learning, bringing to life the struggles of people coming to a

Shevach Students Inspired at Shabbaton at the Lakehouse Hotel On Friday, December 8, excitement filled the air in Shevach High School, in anticipation of what promised to be an amazing weekend. Though

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 25 headed by Tikva Ney, and skits on emunah presented by both the seniors and the freshmen. The students then attended workshops led by Shevach teachers, all of

Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin Whats next help those who are not free yet As one, lets write a Sefer Torah to encourage and empower those who are looking for that shred of hope to hold on to. Right then a

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 26 bers, Mrs. Debbie Meltzer, a beloved teacher and mentor to the students of Shevach High School, who created the theme and all that were related to it, and ed

Ohel Warms Up A Cold Chanukah For Hundreds This Winter For Ohel individuals, Chanukah at Ohel is a warm, inviting, and festive time of the year. From toy drives and Chanukah parties to cookies for pub

Ohel Warms Continued from Page 29 come Councilman David Greenfield and Councilmanelect Kalman Yeger, who shared warm words of inspiration and gratitude to the crowd, many of whom are their constituent

background. Decorated with doubleheaded eagle, portion plaque holder, and a crown. Marked F.H. maker 10.4 tall. Provenance ParkeBernet, February 14, 1957, lot 129, the collection of Tullio Castelbolog

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Night Flower BY ESTHER RAPAPORT Chapter 2 Part II Whats doing, Menachem Baruch Hashem. Ima, have you been in touch with Abba Dina Struk switched the phone to her other ear. Not since yesterday aftern

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Night Flower Continued from Page 34 Well, if you prefer I dont come, then I wont, he said. She didnt know if she was imagining the trace of satisfaction in his voice, or if it was really there. It was

you might like. However, sometimes you just need to take your best guess and try something. You may not be able to try out being a nurse without committing to a few years of school, but you can take a

Living In The Present Advice From YidParenting BY RABBI YITZIE ROSS Q Now that Chanukah is over, my wife and I want to vent. What is going on with this world Why do kids need presents and parties all

Question Why do guys say one thing and mean something else Why do they ask women out on dates and then get away with canceling last minute If a woman would do that, she would get dumped, and no guy wo

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 39 So how can you tell if a man you meet is a sincere person For starters, if you encounter a person who overstates and embellishes his compliments to you, you need to

much Tzippys been spending on herself. Mind you, its not like we dont give generously to tzedakah we do. But when I started to think about the amount of money Tzippy was spending on herself, I started

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thats the WAY IT IS Smile, Please One who wishes to become a dental hygienist must attend school for that purpose. The curriculum is fairly standard. Dental hygienists learn how to administer anesthes

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Dropping The FiveSecond Rule BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Drop everything Unless its food, because scientists have recently discovered that the fivesecond rule is not backed by science. Thanks a lot. We alr

DROPPING THE FIVESECOND RULE Continued from Page 47 There werent significantly more bacteria on the buttered bread than on the plain bread, but there was more hair. This totally puzzled the scientist

New Harissa And Chipotle Spice Blends Bring The Mystique Of The Middle East And The Ancient Aztec Empire To The Table Pereg Natural Foods, a leading purveyor of exotic spices and blends, introduces tw

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About Pereg Natural Foods Pereg was established in 1906, and is based in Clifton, NJ. They first became known for their vast variety of pure and natural spices and spice blends, more than 60 in all, f

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Its A Wrap Across 1. Device not really needed if you have a smartphone 5. Lou Grant actor Ed 10. Viva La Coldplay song that mentions Jerusalem 14. Encore 15.

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Dishing Out Gifts And More real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Remembering The Good Times Last week, I happened to read an obituary of an Israeli hero named Eli Gil who passed away at

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REAL ESTATE Continued from Page 56 the movie was saying in English and then post the appropriate place where the subtitles should begin, so many times you would see a cowboy threatening to shoot someo

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430 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Mishnah Berurah Rabbi Shmuel Grossman 500 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Magid Shiur Rabbi Shmuel Grossman 515 am Y.I. of Woodmere Magid Shiur Rabbi Rafael Fink 530 am Chofet

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DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Courtly Appearances The Gemara Shevuos 31a discusses a situation where two litigants appear before a judge. One is wearing expensive clothing valued at 100 m

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FIVE TOWNS Teen Scene them with frosting, sprinkles, candy, pretzels, and more We had to decorate it with something that has to do with Chanukah for example, some people made a menorah or dreidel. Th

FIVE TOWNS Teen Scene dent council purchased items for the students to make their very own menorahs. This activity forced the students to use their imagination and embrace the WRITTEN BY TEENS, FOR

The Wonders Below Would you like to have a chevrusah where you can be learning cutting edge issues in Torah and Shas Would you like to learn through Shas in depth but quickly Would you like someone t

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The Wonders Below Continued from Page 68 I look above the surface of the vast open ocean. No sudden movements no waves no motion. Then suddenly, a boat appears in sight. I shout and scream, Help, Im h

insights on THE TORAH Vayechi Immortality From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN He expired and was gathered unto his people. Bereishis 4933 A books title reflects the theme of the book. Likew

George Washington And Parashas Vayechi BY RABBI REUVEN MANN This weeks parashah, Vayechi, describes the final days and the death of Yaakov Avinu. In spite of all the setbacks and tragedies, he fulfill

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Repair Refusal When Yisrael opened his garage on Friday morning, Eli was waiting there. Im driving to Baltimore for Shab

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 75 A. The point at which a potential lender may no longer retract his commitment to issue a loan is a fundamental debate. The general principle that a valid kinyan

Pesach Of Much Content A Different Pesach Program BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER Ask any of the many satisfied guests to describe their experiences at A Different Pesach Program and they are likely to wax



Summer 2018 Camp Kaylie Expansion Plans As Rabbi Eli Brazil, Camp Kaylie director, explains, For a camp that already offers premium facilities and a beautiful camp environment, the Camp Kaylie expansi


FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover Rubashkins 27yearlong sentence was being commuted by President Trump to time served. And indeed that was the reaction joy, elation, and ecstasy upon hearing

out considering sending moralizing messages to segments of the U.S. population, in these cases the American Jewish community. Donald Trump apparently does not think that way and we are all fortunate t

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 83 We owe a giant hakarat hatov to the One above for watching over the health of the team this year, to HAFTRs athletic department and administration for their suppor

but over, except no one told the Thunder. They kept shooting from deep, and connected again on an outside three. This time Mosseri hit only one free throw for the Falcons it was now 6256 Flatbush with

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS And The Winner Is . . . This holiday season, Dime Bank offered a special DimeGivesBack initiative to celebrate 150 years of service to their customers and the communities in whic

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS The stories in this journal are entertaining and edifying, with tales spanning a wide gamut of genres from satire to historical fiction. This compilation of prizewinning stories

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 87 play space. For the summer, Camp Shira will also add a water park on campus, a gymnasium room for preschool, and numerous specialty workshops. The camp dir

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Talia Klier, Sarah Singer, and Eliana Hollander are excited to receive their first Siddur Gan Chamesh students enjoying the Light Museum at the recent Chanukah Fun House event

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 89 more about successfully incorporating the acclaimed Reggio philosophy into their programs. For more information about Gan Chamesh, please contact Susy Adle

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 90 mance varied, all agreed that the outing was both fun and educational Second Annual FatherDaughter Minyan. On December 25, the Middle Division of Shulamith

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Scenes From Shor Yoshuvs Spirited Chanukah Mesibah lic speaking, they listened to student monologues based on characters in Wicked and gave warm and cool feedback. In Chumash, th

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 99 There was plenty of time for reminiscing with counselors, rebbeim, and camp friends about all the unforgettable programs and learning of the past summer, w

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS own experiences since coming to the school. The SKA students happily described what its like to enter a new school, sometimes coming alone from their grade school, and how welcom

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 101 Arduino, the microcontroller that helps with the coding of the lights. Sophomore Tal Gaon said, Im having a lot of fun working with my partners to assembl

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Choir Performance at West Lawrence. On Zot Chanukah, Midreshet Shalhevets choir performed for West Lawrence Care Center, bringing Chanukah cheer and boosting the ruach of the res

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 103 a number of questions and the students enthusiastically responded. The students certainly began Chanukah in a most inspired and elevated way. Chanukah Cha

and lactation counselor with a special interest in working with women whove had cesarean births or other traumatic birth experiences. Helping other new parents through their experiences has helped me

Dates, Yeshiva Dinners, And Weddings It is unclear how the custom developed, but, for some reason, first dates in the frum world usually involve taking the girl out to a lounge and ordering water or s

Grove Street Mikvah Chanukas HaBayis Dedication The Grove Street Mikvah in Cedarhurst will hold a chanukas habayis on January 1, 11001145 a.m. at 134 Grove Avenue. The event will recognize the genero

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