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See Page 48 See Page 71 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island See Pages 57 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 13 NO. 33 MAY 17, 2013 U.S. Congress Celebrating J

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P.O. BOX 690 LAWRENCE, NY 11559 5165690502 LARRY GORDON PublisherEditor ESTA J. GORDON Managing Editor YOSSY GORDON, YOCHANAN GORDON Sales Managers CHANA ROCHEL ROSS Assis

PROGRESS Continued from Front Cover paid taxesbut at that time we were being unjustly disregarded. With hard work and unityofpurpose, our community mustered the votes and got what we asked for, and ou

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PROGRESS Continued from Page 9 all students, and the fair use of district buildings and facilities for the entire community. He has steadfastly pushed for transparency and fairness in all board procee

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FEATURES The Afterlife Dr. Bernie Kastner 68 80 88, 95 39 44 48 58 56 62 42 91 68 61 Classified Ads Community News Around The Five Towns Halachic Musings R Yair Hoffman Become a Facebook fan of 5

SchoolBoard Election Your Vote Is Essential BY COMMUNITY COALITION OF THE FIVE TOWNS There is much at stake in next Tuesdays election for seats on the Lawrence Board of Education, and each of you the

LUACH May 1July July 14May 259 ZIP Code 11516 5 Sivan Erev Yom Tov Tuesday, May 14 Erev Shavuos Zmanim Candle Lighting 746 pm CALENDAR 6 Sivan Yom Tov Wednesday, May 15 1st day Shavuos Candle Ligh

CC5T Candidates AtAGlance Dov Herman budget that has been presented I am very concerned about maintaining property tax stability. We all know costs for labor and benefits rise. Unfunded mandates also

As the parent of a specialneeds child, I know firsthand the challenges faced by these children and their families. That is why I champion the needs of other specialneeds children, from public and priv

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover My parents used to like to take the family away for Shavuos, as opposed to any other of the chagim. I always thought the reasons were fairly obvious. First of al

consulted indicated that once you return to your homeor in this case an indoor dining roomwhen it starts raining outdoors, you do not have to return to complete your meal in the sukkah when the rain c

ORAS MISSION Continued from Front Cover av beth din, Beth Din of America, and Rabbi Hershel Schachter, rosh kollel, RIETS, described the plight of agunos as a terrible challenge that, tragically, our

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Uniting Through Torah BY YOCHANAN GORDON Standing once again at the threshold of Sinai, eagerly anticipating Kabbalas HaTorah, it behooves us to look more deeply into our relationship to Gd, Torah, an

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UNITING Continued from Page 34 The Rebbe explains that we recite daily the conclusion to the braisa of Rebbi Yishmael, Two verses that contradict one another remain in contention until the third verse

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UNITING Continued from Page 36 entire prayer is coherent and follows one common theme, which is redemption. However, a line inserted at the conclusion seems somewhat incongruous with the rest of the p

Shavuos A Primer Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN Shavuos is called Zman Matan Toraseinu. Originally, this event occurred in the Hebrew year 2448 3,325 years ago. Rav Dessler in his Michtav MEli

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 39 law. The Targum Yonasan explains that because these two things were said in the same breath, the two mitzvos were equal to each other. This is somewhat mindbogg

of Matan Torah. As the verse states, The sheep and flocks may not graze. The indication is that grass grew there. It is a worthwhile minhag to continue because it helps us relive the experience at Har

5TJT Puzzle Shavuos Drinks BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Like 5Across, to Jews 5. See 1Across 8. Increase 14. Blueribbon 15. Jordan title 16. Moon of Saturn with a Troylike name 17. Shavuos drinks 19. Feet

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 41 melacha is defined as the specific creative acts that were necessary to create the Mishkan, the resting place for Hashems concentration of the Shechina Presence

insights on THE TORAH Naso Stalemate or Stale Mate Finding Solutions From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN Nothing new under the sun, wrote King Solomon in Ecclesiastes. And so, we discover this w

A woman I know is now on her third marriage. I tried to counsel her during her first marriage. But she was determined to end it. Today she freely admits that had she known then what she knows now, she

A Date With Wine And Cheese BY CHAVA LEVINE At Pesach time, this newspaper ran the exciting news that drinking four cups of wine at your Seder table can help ensure a clean bill of health. Now that Sh

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The Job Hunter The Job That Will Find You BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER Whether you are job hunting because you just finished school, or you were downsized, your job was shipped overseas, or you just plai

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Ten Tenets Of Social Media A Torah Guide For The Digital Age BY RABBI GIL STUDENT Technology is changing faster today than at any other time in history. These developments affect our lives in many won

Tenets Of Social Media Continued from Page 53 defame lifnei iveir and mesayeia yedei ovrei aveirah. Even if other, less responsible venues for that defamation exist, you are still forbidden to provide

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Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Lets Break Some Bread No raisins But raisins make the challah sweeter, Yussie I dont like raisins. Just plain Dont worry, Yuss. Ill just make one challah w

Directions Pour the water into the bowl. Follow with the yeast and sugar. Let stand for about 5 minutes. Follow with the eggs, oil, honey, and salt. Mix together and slowly mix in the flour. Once the

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Im writing to you about a complicated situation that exists around my mother, who is close to 90 years old and is an amazing woman. She lives in Los Angeles a

I am feeling so guilty. I dont know what to do. I am feeling like the most rotten child any parent could have. I dont know how to get rid of this awful feeling. Every time the phone rings and its Mind

MINDBIZ Continued from Page 59 Its great that you found someone willing to help your mother out professionally, but your first plan of action should be speaking honestly with Mindy and explaining to h

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman More Confessions Of A Courtroom Junkie For close to five months, I have done little else but sit in front of my television and watch the murder trial of one

Your Opinion Please, Continued Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO Sometimes all the best intentions and advice do not work. We can learn from other peoples experiences. But watching how a situation tends to

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Photo Prose Continued from Page 62 totally dominate the shoot and made much else very difficult. Its good to give the vocal child a break in that case. Let her relax and calm down. Their nanny was hom

A Five Towns Simcha Forever Staying Positive The Afterlife BY DR. BERNIE KASTNER Dovid HaMelechs yahrzeit is on Shavuot. We also know that aside from his greatness as a king, he played a musical inst

Since this was bothering me so much, I began to look into the meaning of al moot and tried to see if there is a rephrase or reframe here that would make me feel better about this ending. And, lo and b

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OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Front Cover mothers grave, as her yarhtzeit begins this evening. Her name was Ruth and fittingly she passed away the day before erev Shavuos. Her funeral was jus

OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Page 71 every litigant follows your orders, not every Jew follows Gds orders. Mind you, the judge was Jewish as was the attorney on the other side, which made it

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ROW B Continued from Front Cover grateful for the opportunity to offer my perspective and hopefully some clarity regarding the issues surrounding this election. As a school board trustee, I was one of

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was held in four different locations in order to maximize accessibility for voters. Finally, there are those who have suggested that the contract of sale for the Number Six School was deliberately con

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover I can say with ease that Dr. Sussman will win because he is running unopposed, which assures victory no matter how you look at the situation. To understand w

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 78 community and a contested election would probably disappear. This is an area where the 5TJT can be helpful by reporting on the boards agenda items and the fashio

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5TFR Prepares For An Unprecedented Evening Of Community Achdus Its been said that all it takes to bring together a Satmar Chassid and a YU graduate is a flat tire on a Friday afternoon. It has been pr

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 86 Tova Plaut is an impressive educator who would also make a valuable contribution to the process of overseeing education policy in the district. She has already b

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Raoul Wallenberg Gold Medal Design Unveiled On Thursday, May 9, The United States Mint unveiled the design of the Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Gol

Finding Balance In Israels Personal And National Existence BY CHARLES MILLER Within every society, there is always an internal struggle between individual liberty and collective responsibility. It exi

to an extent no greater than is required. Mandatory military or national service within the State of Israel, a nation perpetually at war, serves the highest values of protecting life and building soci

Finding Balance Continued from Page 93 within the chareidi community. Chareidi men would be allowed to postpone military or national service for three years, until the age of 21, during which they wil

Respecting The Entire Community BY JESSE LUNINPACK The Lawrence Union Free School District has long prided itself on its academic excellence and its diversity. While that diversity is evident in the p

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Jewish American Heritage Celebration One year before America declared its independence, a Portuguese Jew came here, making landfall on the shores of New York. Haym Solomon found himself sympathizing w


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