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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover than how many types of herrings, kugels, or cholents we can boast that we partook of, tasted, or consumed. In Israel today, there is a political crisis of so

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 4 to be held. No one on the right or amongst the religious parties like UTJ, Shas, and Bayit HaYehudi wants to see that nightmare replayed. But still, chillul Shabb

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover on the Internet these last few years as he makes it his business and lifework to infuse his viewersJews and nonJews alikewith a message that can be summed up sim

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 10 This is just a small glimpse at the immense talent of Meir Kay and the impact he has already had in stirring and motivating young people around the world. As for the

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ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Page 12 whose chesed time is spent helping as well. Yehuda takes every single kid to the first day of first grade, just as any parent would. He and Rikki are there to s

NIGHT FLOWER Continued from Front Cover knock now, she wouldnt be mortally embarrassed. She sat on the sofa, observing as Naomi and Dovi played in heavy silence, and mused lazily that it really was ti

Bet El 35th Annual Dinner, December 3 Attendees at the Bet El 35th Annual Dinner, December 3 at the Marriott Marquis, will witness an event that will shape the future we all want and desire for Israel

Mechel and Sima Lieber Jean and Eugen Gluck of outstanding individuals and institutions throughout Israel. It encourages all Israelis to be better citizens and live their lives the way we all should

Bet El Dinner Continued from Page 19 The Pillar That Ensures Israels Future On December 3, at the Marriot Marquis Ballroom in Manhattan, American Friends of Bet El will honor the residents and suppor

newsletter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the positions of the Democratic Party, now suddenly have emerged with a rabid hate for Deputy Minister Hotovely. They hate her because she is photo

HOTOVELY Continued from Page 21 whizzing past their noses, or bombs and rockets landing in their backyards, or cousins across the border living night and day with no aspiration other than to kill them

bition Is it just a wedding that is forbidden or is it any form of celebration does not mention the Pri Chadash, but he does fit into his halachic view. The Two Opinions The Levush writes that it ap

Book Review Harpoon Inside the Covert War Against Terrorisms Money Masters BY RONN TOROSSIAN Thankyou to the Mossad, Shurat HaDin, and Nitsana Darshan Leitner is what all those who stand against terro

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8 Wild Recipes For 8 Crazy Nights Everyone has a favorite latke recipe. But do you really want to serve the same thing, no matter how delicious, for eight nights straight Imagine, if you will, a fresh

Four Cheese and Mushroom Lasagna Use a frying pan that will heat evenly and withstand high temperatures, such as cast iron or heavy stainless steel. Its not recommended to use nonstick pans. Next, re

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Pairing Latke And Doughnuts With Wine In Style BY GABRIEL GELLER Chanukah is almost here again. It really feels like I just wrote last years article. Lhavdil however, just like learning the Shas for t

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insights on THE TORAH Vayishlach Kiss or Curse From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN ing for the Russian army. When his colleagues challenged him and questioned his apparent lack of concern for th

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Tips For Your Chanukah Party B Y P. S A M U E L S Its Kislev, and the stores are displaying their Chanukah wares. For those of you who still plan a Chanukah party for your entire family, its not too e

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CHANUKAH PARTY Continued from Page 36 spilled iced coffee decaf of course, crushed foil chocolate wrappers, or very sticky banisters. Thank Hashem for the nachas and the pleasure of watching your fami

A Rabbi Walks Into A Column Advice From YidParenting BY RABBI YITZIE ROSS Q My 13yearold son decided he wants to be a comedian when he grows up. Im not asking for him to become a doctor or a lawyer, b

Entertaining Thoughts Dear Esther, Last weeks column about the shy woman who was concerned about moving into a new neighborhood Mindbiz From Shy to Sociable, November 24 sparked my desire to write in.

My first suggestion would be for you to take cooking classes. Believe it or not, they can be a lot of fun, and you might discover that preparing beautiful dishes does not have to feel intimidating. Ta

Smart Appliances BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Sometimes I wonder if our appliances are having conversations about us when were not listening. It certainly seems that way. Its probably grouptherapy sessions

dishes. I finish the dishes, and there are more waiting for me. Washing Machine I feel the same way about laundry. CrockPot At least you dont have to work on yom tov. Washing Machine Have you seen wha

Goodnight Moon Layette Hosts Grand Opening PSEG Long Island Economic Development Initiatives To Support Local Commerce As Long Islanders and people across the nation celebrated Small Business Saturda

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Strictly Unorthodox Up Close With Ashley Blaker BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER With his black hat, white shirt, black pants, beard, and payos, it is a stretch to envision Ashley Blaker as an internationall

wildly successful Little Britain. Ashley became a successful writer and producer on many hit comedy shows in the UK, working with comedians such as James Corden, Russell Brand, and John Oliver. What i

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Rival Spouses Across 1. Israel had to print new ones in 1967 5. Rachel and Leah 10. Has a bit of kiddush 14. Moloch, e.g. 15. Kurshan who wrote If All the Seas

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real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Building Blocks Available housing has become tighter as the popularity of the Five Towns community has grown. Many homeowners who live in homes that

Question I have been divorced for many years. It was a bad divorce that everyone knew about, and my exhusband has been out of our lives for many years. Baruch Hashem, I managed to marry off almost all

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DATING FORUM Continued from Page 52 a shidduch. And so they typically get referred to a shadchan who has no clue about the client or family. Meaning, the shadchan who started suggesting shidduchim tha

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St. Johns Episcopal Hospital is proud to announce the successful launch of a new registration office located on the second floor of the hospitals campus. The registration office, which was created thr

Make Hearing Health A Family Priority BY DR. ESTHER FOGEL we prioritize and personalize your hearing health so that this year, you wont feel held back by anything. Look ing forward to greeting you at

From The Commuting Doc What Happens After A Stroke BY DR. LEONARD PIANKO, MD, PA, FACC The medical term for a stroke is a cerebrovascular accident CVA. This occurs when blood flow to the brain is cut

cations to encourage greater adherence to the rehabilitation program. Mobile applications can also be used in therapy for cognitive functioning affected by CVA. Processes such as memory, processing, a

New Aleh Project Lets Children With Disabilities Take Control Of Their Own Mobility At the beginning of November, Aleh, Israels network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, launched

The Bikur Cholim Of Far Rockaway And Five Towns Brunch, December 10 Driving home from work, an overworked father worries about how he will pay 1,500 for the dental work his daughter desperately needs.

Do You Understand Medicare Advantage, Medigap, and Supplement Plans BY ROBERT REMIN age along with vision and dental coverage. In addition, your Part D prescriptiondrug coverage is included in your A

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Touro College Of Dental Medicine Opens New StateOfTheArt Dental Health Facility A brandnew 32,000squarefoot oralhealth facility opened in Hawthorne, NY. The facility will be known as Touro Dental Heal

The Ilai Childrens Fund BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER Albert Shaltiels story began in Tehran, Iran, just prior to the onset of the Iranian Revolution. He describes his early years as peaceful and tranquil

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

Robert Gibbs showing off the writing on his hand The Minchas Chinuch understands that Tosfos in Gittin 20b subscribes to this logic. Therefore, one would not be allowed to write on his skin or use a

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Storyline Defective Return Ari had purchased six white shirts from his local clothing store before going to learn for th

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BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 70 than giving a loan is that usury laws prohibit charging 50 interest for a fourmonth loan. Is it permitted to give a cash advance to a Jewish merchant with or wi

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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 to help you write y

Silberstein going for 28 and Barak Rosner grabbing a teamhigh 15 rebounds. The New School also fell to the Tornadoes in OT, and again Ari Silberstein, Shmuel Bitton, and Barak Rosner led the win with

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 75 against the Kushner Cobras, the MTA JV Lions hosted the North Shore Stars in the Lions Den on a cold Sunday afternoon. Coming into the game, the Stars were 21 and

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 78 The kollel, which will be housed on the Shoresh Sports and will partake in night seder most evenings. The kollel will also benefit from and leverage the many reso

MTA freshmen enjoy pizza night try has to offer, both in quality of life and accessible realestate options, said Rachel Berger, director of postaliyah, Nefesh BNefesh. Good Times At MTA Talmidim Gi

Community News Continued from Page 81 headed towards Urban Air Trampoline Park. They had a fantastic time jumping, climbing, and swinging across the many obstacle courses and attractions the park has

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Community News Continued from Page 82 deserves. Were extremely grateful to the hundreds of people who packed the ballroom and made the evening such a resounding success. of the local fire department,

New York City Rabbi Reuven Feinstein of Yeshiva of Staten Island Rabbi Yaakov Glasser of Young Israel of PassaicClifton and YUs Center for the Jewish Future Rabbi Yisroel Gottlieb of Congregation Bais

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Community News Continued from Page 85 Every Jew Is Precious Every single Jew must have the opportunity to learn Torah, and Aish HaTorah is that flame to reach everyone around the world, to reach Jews

Community News Continued from Page 87 learn at the Aish HaTorah Dan Family World Center whenever he is in Israel, lauded Aish for the superior education imparted by its worldclass lecturers. Breakout

major war, and in World War II, Jews served disproportionately more than the rest of the population. Thousands of medals have been awarded to American Jews to date, 27 American Jews have been awarded

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Community News Continued from Page 89 former chief operating officer of Ohel, whose leadership and influence on the entirety of Ohel, and transformative impact on thousands in the developmental disabi

Community News Continued from Page 91 at the New Ohel Jaffa Family Campus. Ohel rose on the shoulders of a giant, and his fatherly presence will never be forgotten. Ohel premiered several videos at th

We had several singles last Friday night, and some of the conversation of course centered on shidduchim. Many things have changed since we got married. In our day, we met other singles on our own or t

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 93 kowitz, Toby Feder, Avigayil Marcus, and Etty Langer, under the guidance of Shevach educational administrator and G.O. coordinator Mrs. Devorah Kovitz, did a

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Dont Do The Right Thing A Response To The New York Times BY YONI GLATT Back in Queens College I had a weekly column in the school paper called The Deans List. Under the pseudonym Eddie Dean I would wr

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS HANC Sophomore Boys Shabbat In Wesley Hills On Shabbat Parashat Toldot, the HANC sophomore boys were treated to an allinclusive Shabbat experience in Wesley Hills, Monsey. Prior

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Mesivta Yam Hatorah The Menahels Point Of View BY RABBI ELI ZOLDAN During our recent parentteacher conferences, I was approached by a ninthgrade parent who said to me, What did

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS SKA Debate Teams Record Win Mazel tov to the members of the SKA Debate Team The Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls Debate Team swept the awards at the debate tournament held

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Vhaarev Nah Retzufah Seder At MAY Retzufah Seder at MAY Its been three years since Rabbi Yehuda Orlansky, 12th grade rebbe at Mesivta Ateres Yaakov, introduced the Vhaarev Nah

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS 4th Rambam 5K And Family Day A Huge Success Rambam Joins Historic Reenactment Of UN Vote On Partition Day On November 29, 1947, the General Assembly of the United Nations voted 3

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS District Toy Drive Senator Kaminsky is collecting unwrapped gifts to benefit families in the 9th Senate District. They are accepting donations now through December 22 at the Dist

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Honors Society Induction Ceremony At DRS Achdut, the DRS Chapter of the National Honor Society, is affiliated with the National Association of Secondary Schools. On Monday night,

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS History Day At Shulamith High History Day At Shulamith History came to life at Shulamith School for Girls on the day before Thanksgiving, when the students in 8th through 11th

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 111 womens suffrage, racism and segregation in the South, Jamestown Colony, and the first Thanksgiving. The multiplicity of perspectives within Judaism was ex

New Square Chassidic Jews Fighting For Their Rights In Court The following article first appeared on March 2, 1961, in the Morgen Zhurnal Morning Journal, a popular Yiddish newspaper. It was written b

New Square Continued from Page 113 was due to the politics or the general concept of living in a big city, of which Williamsburg is a part, he began to talk about moving out and founding his own town.

TAGs Chuppah Chesed Crew Highschoolers at TAG often help out at chasunahs as a chesed, as they did this past week. Mazel tov to the chasan and kallah and yasher koach to the girls for their efforts.

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