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See Page 65 See Page 31 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 11 NO. 52 17 ELUL 5771 See Page 50 SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 FROM THE EDITOR BY LARRY GORDON INSIDE Our Clothing Dr. Bernie Kastner TURNER TO OBAMA


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20 MAIMONIDES HIGH SCHOOL FEATURES The Afterlife Dr. Bernie Kastner TORAH MIDOS EXCELLENCE Rambam Mesivta YEARS 15 Frost Lane Lawrence, New York 5163715824 Clas

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HYPE Continued from Front Cover Trade Center in lower Manhattan How would our media outlets have covered such an event Which would take have taken precedence and which would have been hyped over the o


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Community Gardens Group Celebrates Turner Victory Robert Turner, a Republican, prevailed over Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin in Tuesdays election in a congressional district where registered Demo

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HYPE Continued from Page 10 a highly unusual move and with the consent of many leading rabbisstraight through Shabbos. Granted that while the storm did wreak havoc in many a home in our immediate area

TURNER STATEMENT Continued from Front Cover a combination of I dont know and that this sliver of America in Brooklyn and Queens decided that theyve finally had enough of Barack Obamas false humility a

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TURNER STATEMENT Continued from Page 18 going to happen tonight, just look around the room at the lights, the action, the cameras, and news staff. Ed Koch said that he worked for Barack Obamas electio

,, We cordially invite you to attend the Lawrence and Far Rockaway Communitys 57th Annual Reception to benefit Beth Medrash Govoha Please join us as we pay tribute to the memory of our dear, close

TALMIDAH X Continued from Front Cover ing that in some ways seminary is like everything I thought it would be, and in other ways it is very different from what I imagined. I woke up on the day of my d

GPS Continued from Front Cover on our annual short summer vacation in search, as usual, of a hike in a forest to a waterfall. We were, we thought, close to our goal. The particular falls on our agenda

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover They arrived in Jerusalemat Mt. Scopusand tore their garments in mourning over the tragic destruction. As they approached and drew closer, they observed a fo

whatever agreements existed were instantly in jeopardy. One issue that is certain is that it is both dangerous and ill advisable to make peace with one or two people as opposed to responsible parties

Rabbi Pelcovitz Continued from Front Cover mained in that position for more than 40 years, when he retired as rabbi emeritusan active retirement, to say the least. I had the privilege to sit down with

you lack that concentration of influence and power. Yet it is advantageous, because today people are more knowledgeable and feel that they have the right to be more actively involved in the leadership

Rabbi Pelcovitz Continued from Page 27 feel is a priority. And you cannot have 100, 500, or even 300 Jews who will agree on priorities. B.N. So the kehillah looks for the rabbi who meets their specifi

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Rabbi Pelcovitz Continued from Page 28 with yourself, you become more selfdemanding, and youre not going to be satisfied with being mediocre. B.N. Of the thousands of derashos you have delivered over

Rabbi Pelcovitz Continued from Page 31 va in this profession and be successful. I tell young rabbis that every once in a while, you have to say, Im not going to take myself that seriously. And you are

Elul And Rosh Hashanah An Overview Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN The beauty and complexity of the world around us point to a Creator. Just as it is impossible to believe that beautiful artwor

Halachic Musings Continued from Page 33 minhag helps us in our teshuvah. Rav Moshe Feinstein rules IM OC IV 21 that if a shul forgot to blow shofar at Shacharis they should do so during Minchah. From

The Clothing We Wear The Afterlife BY DR. BERNIE KASTNER Doing the laundry is something usually relegated to one of the spouses. Unless you are a vain Hollywood celebrity who wears a piece of new unde

THE AFTERLIFE Continued from Page 35 her emaciated body lay there uncovered and in full view. The contrast to the woman she was just a few months ago was vivid and sharp. A day later, as I flipped thr

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen PostIrene After HurricaneTropical Storm Irene subsided, it was interesting how human nature played out. As the rain stopped and everything quieted d

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman What If It started out as an ordinary day. Then my doorbell rang. I wasnt expecting anyone, but I went to answer the door. Standing in front of me was a tot

I saw that once again she wasnt behind me. Instead, she had pulled into a gas station. Not convinced that she knew where she was or what she was doing, I made a Uturn illegally and raced back to the g

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Im writing to you about my concern over my mother. She is in her early eighties and lives alone. I dont know a tremendous amount about her upbringing, but I k

I know that if you could do it for your mother, you would. But there is something inherently unhappy about your mother. Whether its chemical or situational, she seems to be trapped in a very sad place

Halachic Musings Continued from Page 34 communications and our written ones, to wish others a kesivah vchasimah tovaha good writing and sealing Done with the correct intent, such a greeting is a fulfi

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There are certain truths, however, that are unaffected by these fluctuations of knowledge and awareness. Our faith in Gd, His centrality to our existence, the depth of our commitment to Himwe know the

CHASSIDIC MASTERS Continued from Page 45 between the Talmud and the Sifri a halachic Midrash. The Jewish people entered the land of Israel under the leadership of Yehoshua one month after the passing

and analyzing itunless we have settled in it by experiencing it in an aware and informed mannerof what value are our pronouncements and proclamations The Sifri, on the other hand, holds a Modeh Anilik

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz The Cooks Guide To Beef There is nothing like a juicy steak cooked just right with a nice glass of red wine, or a comforting beef stew on a cold winter night. The most pop

their high fat content, which makes them rich and flavorful. Even the bones are used from the animal. The marrow has a rich flavor and gives depth to dishes like soups and stews, or can be roasted and

Remembering Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook Note In the month of Elul, in which Rav Kook was niftar, one way to remember his greatness is to read from his own correspondence. Images of the original document

to blame. How can we push a stone down after one who is falling Thank Gd, I see tangible results. When I came to Rehovot, due to our many sins, I found the youth there corrupted as far as their opinio

Rav Kook Continued from Page 51 Were Joshua son of Nun to tell it to me with his own mouth, I would not accept it. In this generation which is so confused and divided, if those Torah scholars who, tha

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DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Cast Your Bread Upon The Waters Two weeks ago we learned some interesting topics in the daf that touched on some raging controversies affecting kashrus today

Obamas Midnight Express Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER The continuing political problems for President Obama are threefold. First, the American public has begun to simply tune him out. In response t

who has to split focus between reading from a list of school supplies and keeping an eye on the kids, none of whom are interested in the school supplies, and who are off at the other end of the store

Publish A Book Continued from Page 57 sued Humor for the Soul, Jewish Humor for Dummies, A Title Made in Heaven, and even Jokes From When Zaidy Was Young, which, on top of this, doesnt say anything go

Elul Inspiration From Brooklyn Jewish eXperience Brooklyn Jewish eXperience is a mainstream kiruv organization providing shiurim and programs for the unaffiliated Jews of Brooklyn, as well as for stu

News From the Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ I started writing this weeks column on 911, while flying from Chicago back to New York. I had gone to Chicago to share in the simcha of the bris of my new nephew,

n by R Be Tzion Sh afier The Mitzvah To Be Happy Because you did not serve Hashem, your Gd, amid gladness and goodness of heart when everything was abundant. Devarim 2847 The destiny of the Jews. A

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THE SHMUZ Continued from Page 61 near the richest people in the world. However, when he took his company public, a rather interesting thing happened. His personal wealth increased by 750. By 2004, his

Strategies To Offset College Costs BY BARRY FOX, M.A. Now that colleges have gone from being just costly to basically unaffordable, it is not just average Americans who have to worry about financialai

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VISITING ERETZ YISRAEL FOR SUCCOS S. Schmell 025813827 Community News From Around The World Local Graduates Depart For Yeshivat Kerem BYavneh The scene is the ElAl terminal at JFK airport, Sunday, A

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Community News Continued from Page 66 This unique program allows Israeli students to fulfill their dual obligation of Torah learning and defending Israel. In the 1960s, KBY initiated a serious and int

cluded with the singing of God Bless America. I want the students, so many of whom werent even born in September 2001, to understand the solemnity of the day and to understand the significance of the

Community News Continued from Page 69 to help people, said Danny Alweis, a Yeshiva College senior from Binghamton, N.Y. Its important that YU and the religious community at large shows a presence in o

Abby Meyer at 2123661197 or, or visit www.kestenbaum.netwine. phpmenuWine. Kupat Hair Kinus Last week, a deeply moving event took place when numerous gedolei vetzaddikei hador fro

Third Annual Cahal Bake Sale Week of Rosh Hashana CAHAL is a local Special Education program providing a r Torah education to over 100 local children with l learning i disabilities in all the yeshivas

Community News Continued from Page 71 um of the Bnei Brak municipality. Rav Asher greeted the assemblage with the words Yamim al yemei melech tosif and thanked the gedolei hador, shlita, for making th

A DIVISION OF MITZUYOSSI Community News Continued from Page 73 Pennsylvania both with 165 participants each. Among student participants, 3,500 travelled together with students from their schools, on

between First and Second Avenue in New York, on September 22 between 900 a.m. and 600 p.m. The Perils of Global Intolerance conference is intended to coincide with Durban III, the highly controversial

Community News Continued from Page 75 The lyrics were rewritten by Ohel to embrace the fun and integration of Camp Kaylie, and the Camp Kaylie band recorded the music. Big Productions and Shmuel Hoffm

dance with halacha. Bonei Olam has given them hope and faith in achieving their dream. For more information, visit Teeing Off For Ezer Mizion, November 23 By Herman Weiss I have b

College Costs Continued from Page 64 for college expenses. This, of course, would almost wipe out the account in four years. Parental assets, however, are taxed at just 5 cents on the dollar for finan

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Solution To Last Weeks 5TJT Puzzle NFL Kickoff 1 It shall come to pass, if you will not hearken to the voice of Gd ... that all these curses shall come upon you, and overtake you ... Devarim 2815 It

Goldfeder Wins Phil Goldfeder of Far Rockaway, the Democratic candidate in Tuesdays special election to fill the seat in the New York State Assembly vacated by Audrey Pheffer, defeated the Republican

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Shuvus Annual Five Towns Breakfast, September 18 By Avrohom Younger When Rav Avrohom Pam, ztl, founded the Shuvu organization some 20 years ago, he was motivated by the stark rea

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 87 gious to receive this training. Sadly, until recently, the classes taught by local religious councils have been impersonal at best and demeaning or traumat

uels, is an alumnus and close friend of the rosh hayeshiva, Harav Aharon Feldman, shlita. David and Mimis son Binyomin and soninlaw, Aaron Loeb, currently learn in Ner Yisroel. The breakfast will be g

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 89 Breathing problems, according to Ms. Frank, are common and troubling because they often go unnoticed. Shallow breathing means there is not enough oxygenati

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 90 to listen to The Hundred Languages of Children which is also a founding belief of this exciting way of learning. As the year goes on, the school will conti

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 96 home to Forest for many years, and their move five years ago was a significant loss for the neighborhood. The buildings, though, are on the market and read


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