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THE REAL ISSUE Continued from Front Cover There was a period in our recent history, under President Clinton, when there was a ban on assault weapons. The ban expired under President Bush. And although

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COACH JEFF BIEDER Continued from Front Cover and humble individual, Jeff has never sought to publicize his impressive credentials and accomplishments. Recently, Jeff has been selected by the Basketbal

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover of any judicial process to the contrary. This is not about specific community leaders, therapists, or rabbis. Regardless of the accuracy of these widely repo

COACH JEFF BIEDER Continued from Page 12 memo sent to the faculty. I know you join with me in congratulating Jeff on this awesome achievement and that you share in the immense pride for one of our shi

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 13 in the news. There is suddenly, and I have to say unfortunately, no space and no time. remembering. Im certain that it feels like the pain will never go away, a

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover like us who fly in and out and youre done. I always end up relating to some of the native Israelis that it is their fault that we Jews who reside in the Diaspora

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 16 that it was a little unnerving and even frustrating to be ready to go to battle only to have it called off at the last conceivable minute. But such is the way of lif

ers of these slowly developing communities contend that the objective here is to create facts on the ground that will make it impossible for their diplomatic fantasy of a contiguous Palestinian state

NICOLE HAS SOUL Continued from Front Cover While Nicole is usually putting together the details of making a wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, or bris on behalf of her fund, When Hurricane Sandy hit, the d

placed from their schools because of the impact of the storm, and everything in their daily lives was a departure from their usual routines. On top of that, Nicole adds, They still had to do their wor

Driving Home From Newtown BY AVIVA DEREN Until this weekend I had never heard of Noah Pozner or of his family. But Noahs father, Lenny, has a friend, and the friend had heard of us and called. They ne

time to speak at length with each bereaved parent. Noahs family did not stay for the vigil we left the high school with them and the caring, closeknit circle of family and friends that surround them s

Jack Lew Keynotes YU Hanukkah Convocation White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew delivered the keynote address at Yeshiva Universitys 88th Annual Hanukkah Convocation and Dinner on Sunday, December 16, a

The Fabric Of Society From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ . There will be investigations, studies, and papers. Courses in universities will incorporate it into curricula. Shrin

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Other Side Of The Bench Continued from Page 27 nity to coopt the rest of this article for a personal matter. Last Sunday my family celebrated a wonderful birthday party for my father, may he live and

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Good Ol American Baking In The Heart Of Israel BY HOSHEA ALLEN Overlooking the scenic hills of central Israel and tucked away on a quiet residential street in the neighborhood of Ramat Nuria in Bet Sh

SKA Students Win YU Honors Scholarships An assortment of Kosher Cakery cakes Shira Aharon Ruthie Glass Tova Hammer connect to their family and friends. She bakes everything with the highestqualit

Palestinian Truth Obscures Reality Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER The fictitious State of Palestine that was recently recognized as an nonmember observer state at the United Nations will be an appro

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got to put the soda in the refrigerator. It so happened that there were several bottles of cold soda in the refrigerator of the hall where the party was being held. Is it permitted to exchange our bot

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pause here for a moment while you picture a field of challah. For years, challah was pretty much going unsung. It was basically something we got through to get to the other foods. But now everyones wo

insights on THE TORAH Vayigash Having It All BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS When it comes to gashmiyus, i.e., a persons material possessions and the fulfillment of his

made for them houses. After mentioning Gds goodness to the midwives, the verse instead says, And the people increased and became very powerful. We could say that when the midwives saw their actions co

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters The Awesome Plot The Midrash states that the entire saga of Yosef and his brothersthe brothers seemingly uncontrollable jealousy of him his sale, impri

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Sweet Mysteries Of Life There are some things I just cant figure out. At one time or another, everyone has questions he would like an answer to sometimes re

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Week 7 After Sandy The weeks before and during Chanukah are typically exercises of living in gridlock all over the Five Towns. Congestion from peopl

MOTHERS MUSINGS Continued from Page 49 video of the mellifluous singing birds that serenaded us in the lobby to show the folks at home, I realized that this was truly the ending of our lovely brief ex

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OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz are the best events to attend. I think we did pretty well this year. We visited the science museum. It was not as crowded as we expected, and it was a lot of fun.

ers. Although there was a bit of confusion regarding touring hours that led to our having to leave early, the boys really enjoyed it. The whole Chamshushalayim thing is awesome and a great annual cult

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Musical Tribute To Rochel Baron, AH, December 22 A special evening of song and inspiration for women is being planned for motzaei Shabbos, parashas Vayigash December 22, at the h

Touro Professor Keynotes Kristallnacht Conference Dr. Natalia Aleksiun, associate professor of modern Jewish history at the Touro College Graduate School of Jewish Studies, was the keynote speaker at

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 64 40th Yeshiva Darchei Torah Dinner, January 6 By D. Maimon Yeshiva Darchei Torah has scheduled its 40th annual dinner for January 6 on its campus in Far Ro

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 66 Hadassa, a daughter of Chaim and Leora Zwebner, is an alumna of Bais Yaakov of Toronto and Bnos Chava Seminary. In addition to being a devoted mother, she

Reflections On The Chesed At Shulamith Imagine that you are an almost 12yearold girl anticipating the most important celebration of your life thus far. Youve learned, planned, prepared your speech, an

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 71 ly a simcha of ruchniyus, a simcha of receiving a new Torah to be your own. Rav Katzenstein explained that the significance of the route from the new build

Chabad Of The Five Towns Chai Dinner Close to 500 people came to pay tribute to Mr. Ben and Mrs. Sandy Gordon, Mr. Larry and Mrs. Esta Gordon, Dr. Yakov and Dr. Rachel Lowinger, Mr. Gidon and Mrs. All

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Immediately, one senior decided to pledge 20 to the cause. This spurred Rabbi Yaffe to open the floor for bidding. The response was overwhelming. By the end of the day, the yeshiva had raised well ove

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 87 to perfect it. It stands to reason that this is why Hashem values the work we do on ourselves. Though it may seem counterintuitive to seek out those areas


News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ Did you hug your children today Give them an extra hug tonight. Twenty innocent children, so pure, like little buds just beginning to blossom, got up in the mornin

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 89 Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. They can provide you with periodontal cleanings

YESHIVA ORCHOS CHAIM Continued from Page 32 sonal kesher and involvement with his former talmidim doesnt end at graduation, but spans decades. Many former talmidim of Rav Harris, who are now parents r

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Community News From Around The World Tens Of Thousands Expected At Parnassah Expo, February 12 By Shimmy Blum In our modern businessworld frenzy, achieving success is no simple feat. Confusion and com

Community News Continued from Page 95 Touro Offers New ComputerScience Degrees The Touro College Department of Computer Science is offering two new undergraduate degrees, a bachelor of science and an

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Community News Continued from Page 96 Valencia. The resort has recently been voted 100 family friendly by travel websites. Here you have the best of both worlds. You can explore nature trails or strol


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