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See Page 78 See Page 25 See Pages 35 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 14 NO. 33 2 IYAR 5774 MAY 2, 2014 FROM THE EDITOR Marc

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Kerry, Israel, And Apartheid BY LARRY GORDON This is how these things work. Secretary of State John Kerry once again gets caught in a partisan, criticalofIsrael, embarrassing, onesided statement. This

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 6 themselves have stated that they will need at least five weeks of talks, and probably more, to work out the specifics of a unity agreementif one is at all possibl

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 7 accepts Israel, then everything changes. Sure, things can certainly change at some point. But after firing missiles into Israel for most of the last three decades

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 9 If Mr. Abbas can indeed persuade the Hamas leaders, who are also at odds with Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the Emirates, to renounce violence and recognize Is

Celebrate Continued from Page 10 What do we do in the meantime How do we impress upon our children that Israel is one of the most important things in our life There are many answers to that question b

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 11 PA President, a few days before Abu Mazen was to announce his unity agreement with the internationally recognized murderers and terrorists who run Hamas, speaking wi

CULTS Continued from Front Cover care pending the outcome of further investigation. A short while later, Ami magazine ran an article that claimed the exact opposite. It said there is no evidence at al

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CULTS Continued from Page 15 ted making this false statement, that he was indeed kidnapped by Helbrans, and that he received 5,000 for making the film. This author checked with some gedolei haposkim w

CULTS Continued from Page 17 ment. It is not normal to lock children in a basement, and there have been a few such allegations here. A third indication is the implementation of mindaltering practices

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CULTS Continued from Page 18 refers to the terrible consequences of lashon hara Arachin 15b. At the same time, however, an incomplete understanding of these laws could also lead to some dire consequen

the Gemara Niddah 61a considers it as if Gedaliah himself had killed all of his people This is a remarkably thoughtprovoking notion. At times, the sin of incorrectly sounding the lashon hara warning a

TORAH Continued from Page 21 lence, and sounds of an immaculately trained orchestra. Reb Yaakov Yosef of Polonoye notes that we get overly consumed with the peripheral aspects of the event when the mo

How To Avoid Annual Fees Without Cancellation Dealspin Weekly BY STEVE LOBELL One of the most frequent questions I get is how to avoid paying annual fees on credit cards. Closing credit cards can have

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Dealspin Continued from Page 23 of your existing cards or by opening a new one. The bank will usually keep your old annual fee card open for about 60 days or so and then close it automatically. When t

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MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW This weeks letter is being answered by Jennifer Mann, LMSW. Dear Jennifer, I am bored of my life. My life is so boring that your readers may not even be able to get throug

Many women have a difficult time breaking away from the family to do something they may consider selfish, like seeing a friend, getting a manicure, going to a movie, etc. You have no me time in your s

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman The Thrill Is Gone When Pesach ends, it quickly becomes a faint memorywhich is odd, considering that it is among the longest holidays. Long after Purim is o

apply that stuff. The lipsticks were so hard they must have been blended in a cement mixer. Putting it on was bad enough, but that was nothing compared to removing it at the end of the day that was ne

Seat Politics Continued from Page 31 A lot of the discussion revolved around the sefarim shranks. This was a big sticking point. The thought was that if we moved the row of sefarim from behind the bac

Question We are going through a major crisis. Our daughter has been dating a boy for a while. The longterm plan was to announce their engagement this coming Shavuos. But now we are not sure if we shou

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 33 to pack it, or maybe the crowd that attends this program is not a typical black hat crowd, and he wanted to fit in. The girls you saw him talking to might be people

Pesach At Yam HaMelach The Year In Israel BY MAX FRUCHTER As I descended the Egged Bus 486 on Monday morning, erev Pesach, I inhaled the salty air and took pride in the fact that I was to spend the ne

Year In Israel Continued from Page 35 Following davening, my three friends and I made our way past the large crowd of guests towards the lowerlevel dining room in which the communal Seder was to be he

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Clean And Seed Bites The Dust Once Again Last July, I wrote an article discussing a program called Clean and Seed that had been set up to assist hom

Report Sharp Increase In AntiSemitism Last Year BY ARYEH SAVIR An annual report on antiSemitism worldwide during 2013 was released April 27, a day before Israel marks Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembranc

Israeli Families Discuss What It Means To Lose A Soldier, A Son, A Sibling BY MAAYAN JAFFE Some 22,000 Israeli soldiers have died since the establishment of the Jewish state, including 40 soldiers bet

To Lose A Soldier Continued from Page 39 brother was careful about what he told the family, never wanting to worry them. On the afternoon of Cpl. Yahalomis death, his family was preparing for Shabbat

Go Anyway The Job Hunter BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER I hope I win I had asked my client, a young lady in the process of choosing a career, to describe her dream job, the one which would demand the most

Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Spring Is Finally In the Air The weather lately has been strange. Over Pesach we had extreme cold we even woke up one morning to snow on the ground, and ex

me such a sense of accomplishment. Every year, my husband and I decide not to come into the run so out of shape, and every year the date creeps up on us. And since it always takes place at the end of

OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Page 43 return for Arabs displaced by Israels existence. Here is the problem with that argument. First of all, General Assembly resolutions are not binding. Seco

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5TJT Puzzle Like One You Might Visit BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Passover month 6. RBI fly 9. Stun gun 14. Noahs forecast 15. Major happening 16. Moses forecast at the the Red Sea 17. Lose ground 18. Nede

Magic In Meron Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM Now that Pesach is over, Lag BOmer is just around the corner. Day 33 of the Omer this year is on Sunday,

Machberes Continued from Page 47 assumed the burden of preparing and serving the drinks, as well as sandwiches and whole meals. The ageold tradition of childless couples serving 18 rotel of drinks to

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Machberes Continued from Page 50 served gratis to recipients on the yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, or any day of the year, dedicated by you for any purpose or need. This organization will distri

2567 Aruch HaShulchan, Y.D. 25313 Shevet HaLevi 8212 9204. Is there a case in which the excess money should be returned to the donors asked Mr. Goodman. When the money was not needed at all, replied R

Where Have All The Parents Gone BY STUART HOFFMAN I am a child of the immigrant generation in the USA. In general, they had a hardworking, nononsense, honest, and practical approach to daily life. The

sider a few pertinent Gemaras 1. A father is obligated to do the following for his son to circumcise him, to redeem him if he is a firstborn, to teach him Torah, to find him a wife, and to teach him a

Acheinus Inspirational Kiruv Conference BY CHAIM GOLD Mesikus haTorah cannot be transmitted without importance of Torah. One develops a taste for the Torahs sweetness when he understands its importanc

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Acheinu Continued from Page 56 The rebbi himself must possess mesikus haTorah and ahavas haTorah. Acheinus founder, Rav Dovid Hofstedter, noted that the sweetness of Torah comes after investing great

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TORAH Continued from Page 22 of the Baal HaTanya, one who learns because he enjoys learning is the epitome of shelo lishmah. Chazal say that Gd hid the Ohr Haganuz in the Torah and our motivation as J

Fifth Annual Yom HaShoah Rally Outside Iran UN Mission BY LARRY DOMNITCH The fifth annual Yom HaShoah Rally at the Iranian UN Mission in Manhattan took place on April 27. Hundreds gathered to highligh

Riverdale, Helen Freedman of Americans for a Safe Israel, and Alan Mazurek of the Zionist Organization of America. Rabbi Allen Schwartz of Congregation Ohab Zedek of Manhattan and Rabbi Shlomo Nisanov

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ On Sunday night, Yom HaShoah, we were dancing at a wedding and I couldnt help but think how poignant it is that in the shadow of the Holocaust we celebrate a new J

Another Violent Night In The Old City BY ARYEH SAVIR April 30Tensions continue to rise as violent incidents have increased in the Old City of Jerusalem. Some 30 Arab rioters threw firecrackers at the

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Weisenberg Announces Retirement Plan By Michele Justic A popular figure among the Long Beach crowds and the halls of the New York State Assembly, Harvey Weisenberg has announced

Yom HaShoah At HAFTR Fourth and fifthgrade students in HAFTR Lower School gathered for a heartwarming assembly to commemorate Yom HaShoah. Ms. Joy Hammer, principal, inspired students with retelling h

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 67 and the intricately detailed water colors of Adam Rhine. They are learning about kinetic art by creating threedimensional drawings based on Yaakov Agams mo

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 68 is to become someone sensitive to the deepest flaws of humanity, a teacher of Gds role in history amidst the traditions that attempt to understand itto bec

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 75 icy. After graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert L. Carter, United States District Judge in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Fagin

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters Appointments In Time BY R YANKI TAUBER These are the appointed times of Gd, callings of holiness, which you shall call in their appointed time. Vayikra

CHASSIDIC MASTERS Continued from Page 77 Gd forgave our first and most terrible betrayal as His people, the sin of the Golden Calf, granting us the gift of teshuvahthe capacity to rectify and transfor

Yosef Bender teaching Meir Freud a halachah that has restrictions on its dissemination will turn to two incidents quoted a page earlier in the Gemara Beitzah 28ab. Rebbe Nechemiah the son of Rav Yose

Community News From Around The World Milestone Achievements At HASC Camp HASC is a place where remarkable milestones are achieved each summer. You probably assume that milestones achieved in Camp HASC

to its Mentors Through Mourning Program. Now in its 12th year, this training course is offered in Calvarys Bronx and Brooklyn facilities. The fee is 50 per session for mentalhealth clinicians or funer

Community News Continued from Page 81 For more information please call evenings Chaya Surie at 7188102845 or Yehudith at 7186376001. Or email CDs and tapes of the event will be av

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