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See Page 59 See Page 41 See Pages 35 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 13 NO. 21 5 ADAR 5773 FEBRUARY 15, 2013 FROM THE EDITOR

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SCHOOL SALE Continued from Front Cover referendum on whether to sell Public School Number Six to Simone Development and see it converted to a large medical center. A few years back, the Lawrence Publi

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SCHOOL SALE Continued from Page 10 school districts 93 million budget, the library, the sanitation district, and everything else, the average taxpaying family will save about 35 a year. Barely enough

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SCHOOL SALE Continued from Page 14 tle or no deferred maintenance, and declining enrollment. The board has succeeded in controlling costs. When I became a board trustee in 2006, the budget was 93 mill

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover things to a broad variety of people. Ask almost any schoolage child about snow, and the usual response you will get is that aside from the fact that it is fun to

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 18 ing. And thats where the beginning of last weeks parashah comes into the picture. It is an unusual description of what happens when, after serving for six years, a J

MACHBERES Continued from Front Cover guilty by jury and sentenced on January 22 to 103 years imprisonment for the abuse of a minor. Some felt that he was wrongly convicted on the testimony of only his

MACHBERES Continued from Page 21 pleaagreement offer of only one and one quarter years 15 months in prison. His conviction was overturned on a technicality, and after one year of incarceration, he was

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover the seemingly endless imprisonment of Jonathan Pollard. Koch spoke his mind with little restraint on a great variety of matters. What put me off was hearing

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 23 The mayor supported Obama and indeed traveled to Florida to campaign for the president in 2008. Koch felt and said, however, that he wanted to send a message to

MACHBERES Continued from Page 22 to criminal prosecutions of chassidim would save money, time, aggravation, and family embarrassment for generations. Speaking to a leading rabbinical judge, this write

PESACH OSINA Continued from Front Cover was not limited to my home or my block, I reached out to the person I knew with the most reliable information. I had counted upon his access to the leadership a

to find ways to help the people of the 31st Council District, his opponents have been busy fighting with each other. One candidate, Jacques Leandre, used his campaign finance money to hire a lawyer wh

PESACH OSINA Continued from Page 27 Safe streets. Crime is slowly rising in our area and we need someone who will ensure that we get our fair share of police presence. Saving our fire company. The may

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insights on THE TORAH Terumah Sound Waves From Heaven BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS Rashi tries to pin down exactly where the voice of Hashem emanated from And I will

Jewish Leaders Hear Israeli Perspectives A broad spectrum of Israeli political leaders are addressing the 100plus delegates attending the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organization

JEWISH LEADERS Continued from Page 31 are part of something. If gravestones are desecrated in a cemetery in Ukraine, it is happening to me. If a Jew is murdered in the street in France, it is happenin

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News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ BYQ News Over the past few months, the seventh grade participated in a national competition called The Stock Market Game. Under the direction of Mrs. Shapiro, the

Condolences . . . To Jill Goldstein and family on the petirah of her father, Irving Riegel. HaMakom yenachem eschem bsoch shar aveilei Tziyon vYerushalayim. Chanita Teitz is a realestate broker at As

FIVE TOWNS M ARRIAGE INITIATIVE Presents A BRAND NEW WHATS YOUR OPINION EMAIL US AT Shalom bayis hotline beginning thursday, august 2nd and then every sunday, tuesday and thursday n

Coping With Grief The Afterlife BY DR. BERNIE KASTNER A great debate once raged in heaven. It was over a most beautiful and precious new soul that Gd had created. The angels debated what should be don

THE AFTERLIFE Continued from Page 39 earth, it will not be long before she will return to us. Her sojourn on earth will be brief. Such a brilliant soul will not need long to fulfill her mission. Soon

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Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Super Sunday Super Bowl Sunday has begun, in recent years, to mean a lot to me. The first Sunday afternoon of every February, my husband and kids crowd aro

in Oceanside also assisting children with special needs. It is true that there was snow on the ground this past Sunday, but whats a little snow There have been colder years, and I just needed her pres

Knowing Yourself From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ. There were Kayin and Hevel, followed by Yitzchak and Yishmael, and then of course Yaakov and Eisav. Sibling rivalry is not

Each one with his or her own particular talent and spin on family events each one, I sense, comfortable in their own skin and recognizing that they are who they are and not their brother or sister. I

5TJT Puzzle Odd Translations BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Facts 5. Winter woe 9. Writerdirectoractor with four Oscars 14. Potent Potables for 200, 15. Afterlunch sandwich 16. Whinny 17. Relocate 18. Back

Solution To Previous 5TJT Puzzle No Last Name 1 R E V U E A R E N A 19 13 17 2 3 4 5 6 T T U R A N 20 7 8 9 14 18 I 10 F S I 15 11 12 16 I T R P W E E P S 22 23 B E R G 24 T O M E

Palestinian Schoolbook Report Thoroughly Biased B Y 5 TJ T S TA F F JerusalemMany readers of the Five Towns Jewish Times will by now have heard of the infamous report of Professor Bruce Wexler of Yale

With all of the official Palestinian Authoritysponsored hate that you can find online on websites such as Palestinian Media Watch, it is ridiculous to believe that children are not being indoctrinated

The Tomchei Shabbos Annual Brunch PHOTOS BY IVAN H NORMAN A Five Towns Simcha PHOTO COLLAGE BY NAOMI COHEN OF GLAMOROUS PICS Tomchei Shabbos Yad Yeshaya held its annual brunch at the home of Amy and

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BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Minor Deal A handful of fifthgrade boys were playing ball in the park one afternoon. Yosef zoomed into the park on his R

belongs to the merchant. One who uses someone elses property without permission shoel shelo midaas is considered a thief. However, if the damaged merchandise cannot be resold, the owner has no basis t

Treating Brachos Properly The Brachos Out Loud program, during which students are encouraged to make at least five brachos a day with someone answering Amein, is now in its eighth year. Above, childr

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Aging With Rust It would have been nice to have a score of two out of three. But I am disappointed. By my own admission, I am unable to claim even two, but

THATS THE WAY IT IS Continued from Page 61 else. I rarely indulge myself by eating egg salad made with whole eggs. Instead, I opt for eggwhite salad with spinach. All that would be required of me woul

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen I Vote No We have been blessed with wonderful and dedicated people manning our Board of Education in School District 15. They work tirelessly to max

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, My sister Sandy and I are ten years apart. Weve always gotten along really well and been close. Though our personalities are different, we always sought out o

The question should not be how to create distance between Sandy and Rena, so that you can come between them. If you tried to separate the two of them even slightly, it would be a disaster. Firstly, I

And Justice For All Up Close With Elliot J. Blumenthal BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER That Elliot J. Blumenthals clients entrust him with their lives is not surprising. A widely respected attorney who work


DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Finders, Keepers Tami Robinson decided that she would singlehandedly tackle the homeless problem in Florida. She located abandoned houses, filed some paperwo

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31st Bikur Cholim Brunch Draws Great Turnout BY LIBA LIEBERMAN On Sunday morning, December 2, many members of the Far Rockaway and Five Towns communities were still immersed in postSandy recovery effo

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Bais Yaakov Ateres Miriam Our Eternal Gratitude BY YITZI AND ASNA HOROWITZ I remember when we started talking about a kindergarten for our daughter and our reaction to the rumors and then advertisemen

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ATERES MIRIAM Continued from Page 74 clearly being transmitted through her teachers to our daughter. The teachers use play, among other things, to help their students learn. The girls have an interact

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Upcoming Events At MBR Seminary Machon Basya Rochel Seminary in Lawrence is one of the premier girls seminaries in the United States. Under the direction of Rebbitzen Aviva Feine

mal learning. With your chevrah, in a warm home setting, Peninim groups have become a symbol of consistent and constructive focus on the middah of tzniyus and all it entails. There are already many es

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 79 received the young leadership award, and pride in the work on behalf of the community by Rabbi and Mrs. Yitzy Haber, who were the recipients of the harbotz

When it comes to ruchniyus, we need to look above to motivate us to strive higher. In mundane matters, we need to look below us to appreciate our material possessions so that they should not be taken

PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNTY TREASURERS SALE OF TAX LIENS ON REAL ESTATE Notice is hereby given that I shall on February 19, 2013, and the succeeding days, beginning at 1000 o clock in the morning in the L

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 to benefit Rabbi Benzion Klatzko will introduce the new 3.0 Shidduch Initiative with a live video presentation. The event will also feature Me

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SERVICES PROVIDED Did you suffer damage from Hurricane Sandy Were you shortchanged by your insurance company Let me go to bat for you and get you the money you deserve If I dont collect on your behalf

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Cedarhurst New to market. Mint CH col. 6BR, 4bths, large master suite, FDR with study, LR, huge EIK, den, cathedral ceilings, skylights, fireplace, quiet culdesac, waterfront, bo

CLASSIFIED ADS Continued from Page 87 FOR RENT Hewlett Magnificent 1st Fl Apt, New Kitchen, Granite Countertops, HW Floors, WD, Lots Of Closets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MISCELLANEOUS Wants To purchase minerals and other oil gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 Helping poor brides is a big zchus to find a shidduch Donate to Yad Psucha Hachnasa

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 84 dents. HANC participants left with a sense that they made a real difference in the lives of the children. This program represents one of the many ongoing c

II. A Note About Flavors A lot of adults say that all candy tastes the same, but that is really not true. There are actually more flavors than ever. Just a few short years ago, everything came in five

Candy Continued from Page 91 white with yellow dots, its buttered popcorn, because apparently theres a popcorn flavor now, and in this field guides opinion, once were making a nosh that tastes like an

Candy necklaces because we have to wear our candy now, although the rubber bands arent quite stretchy enough, and if you try to put them over your head, the band rips, sending candies flying everywher

letters to THE EDITOR Lookin Good In The Neighborhood Dear Editor, It was with surprise and a tinge of pity that I read the 5TJT Dating Forum in the February 1 issue, in which a young man complained

and Sanctions. Despite the protest of numerous public officials, including eleven City Council members who threatened to withdraw funds from the university, the antiIsrael hatefest was not canceled by

Community News From Around The World Getting Inspired The Fourth Annual Project Inspire Convention By Gavriel Horan Last Shabbos, Rav Yisrael Meir Lau, shlita, former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel a

Inspire convention. In addition to Rav Lau, the keynote presenters included Rav Noach Isaac Oelbaum of Queens, Rabbi Eli Mansour of Brooklyn, Rabbi Eytan Feiner of Far Rockaway, and Rav Hillel Weinber

Community News Continued from Page 97 ever changed by his conversation with Mrs. Tzippy Reifera Chassidish lady from Boro Park on the plane back from Eretz Yisrael. Today Efi learns full time at Aish

level of dveikus to Hashem. In the same way, a true violinist has the power to create music that brings out the deepest threads of our emotions. Together, chazzanus and violin music transform simple e

Community News Continued from Page 99 spirited games, and inspirational lectures by special guest Yuri Foreman, a former World Boxing Association WBA super welterweight champion who is now studying to

The Parameters Of Modest Dress Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN It is an unpleasant fact to discover that there is a practice going on in some neighborhoods in Jerusalem known as bleaching. In e


Community News Continued from Page 100 tunities that will allow them to make their mark on the Jewish world and beyond, said Rabbi Kenneth Brander, David Mitzner Dean of the CJF. We consider it our re

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For meals with mazel, count on fresh fish from Brachs Fresh fish cooked to order just 1 per lb. Featuring flounder rolled with spicy salmon lemon pepper tilapia spicy tuna stuffed tuna salmon terya


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