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See Pages 35 See Page 55 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 15 NO. 33 4 SIVAN 5775 MAY 22, 2015 FROM THE EDITOR BY LARRY

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FEATURES Aliyah Chronicle Shmuel Katz 30 101 81 Book Review Michele Justic Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads 104 A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter 44 Community News Around T

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LUACH May 1July July22May 259 ZIP Code 11516 4 Sivan Friday, May 22 Daf yomi Kesubos 109 Omer day Day 48 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag haminchah Candle Lighting 8

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SEMINARY SAVVY Continued from Front Cover Safety Kid educational series. Her latest project, a recently released guidebook for seminary girls Seminary Savvy Every girls guide to a successful, safe, an

SEMINARY SAVVY Continued from Page 15 friend, a rebbetzin, about our project. She wrote, The memories of my experience on a Jerusalem bus still haunt me today. Thus the idea for Seminary Savvy was bor

then it is my responsibility to do that in the clearest way possible. RD What kind of feedback do you anticipate DF The goal of the book is to create awareness and open the lines of communication. Its

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OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Front Cover Being on trial, as we say in the business, is mentally and physically exhausting. Just when you think you have scored points with the jury after your

OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Page 19 All of the above was said to the jury before the defense attorney even opened her mouth. It was meant to defang her argument that she believes, and her h

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LICENSE TO CARRY Continued from Front Cover Ever since we made aliyah from Brooklyn more than 20 years ago, I had thoughts of owning a handgun. Interestingly, I did not feel the same way living in Bro

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LICENSE TO CARRY Continued from Page 22 the best spot for sitting in shul so that I am not caught offguard by anyone entering without my noticing. I have even shortened the time I cover my eyes when s

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News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ Remember President Reagan saying, Tear down this wall referring to taking down the Berlin Wall and reuniting East and West Berlin Well, 48 years ago, another wall

he brought a huge beautiful arrangement to an elderly woman. When he came into her home, instead of being excited, all the woman could do was look around and repeat over and over again I dont know whe

News From The Hills Continued from Page 27 Queens Jewish Center Shavuos Events. Shavuos Eve, Shiurim Saturday night beginning at 1200 a.m. until Vasikin Shacharis on Sunday morning at 450 a.m. Refresh

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OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz A Great Loss I was not a great prize as a teen. I was an indifferent student and did everything my own way, regardless of the consequences. For the most part, I go

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ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Page 30 her and Sheldon, as well as their son, one of my closest friends. How she let two 20yearolds and two 12yearolds Steven, his brother, my brother, and me play hoc

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Inspiring Words At Nishmas HaTorah Noted psychiatrist and author Rabbi Abraham Twerski addressed the talmidim at Yeshiva Nishmas HaTorah in Lawrence. YNH focuses on the talents and needs of each talm

Question I am not the typical young girl who has a problem with the shidduch crisis. I am a mature woman who got divorced after many years of marriage. My exhusband and I had problems from the very be

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 37 dous problem and defect within the frum community. No one should make any excuse for those who behave so poorly. However, I think that if you examine the thought pr

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman In Need Of A Rest Like most people, I have some days that are easy and some that are difficult. Initially, the former outnumbered the latter and it remained

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Several years ago, I was diagnosed with a very serious illness. I had young children, my husband wasnt able to take off too much time from work, and I was rea

family during your darkest times. Some people have a way of forgetting about the kindness of others after some time goes by. It sounds as though you will forever be grateful. This is one of those conu

Home Sweet Home My Journey, Part 9 BY MICHELE HERENSTEIN Ive sufficiently recovered from my nieces wedding, though I was more exhausted this past week than Ive been since leaving ERC the Eating Recove

ous patients as the time passed. My old nature began peeking out at times and the patients saw that and helped me out of my shell. I feel that being among other people with issues like my own made me

Shtill Shtending BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Ive never really been a shtender person. I guess its OK for when youre standing and davening, but Ive never really had a problem with holding my own siddur. It

slam into the ground. This is even more embarrassing with a tabletop shtender. Thatll keep you awake. And then some people take the shtenders and they lean them waaaaaaaaaaaay back, so they can sit wi

Shtill Shtending Continued from Page 45 on the Gemara. But then I cant see the Gemara. Its like you need a separate shtender for your notebook. Or maybe thats why the chavrusah system was invented. On

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Shtill Shtending Continued from Page 46 is also a shtender that is also a smaller shtender on which you put down your siddur and impede on the neck space of the guy in front of you. But the bench ones

people pay particular attention to, but its important to check if all are situated as they should be in a house you wish to purchase. Does the water flow through the pipes and faucets the way it shoul

Machberes Continued from Page 49 where his seat next to the Aron HaKodesh is preserved. A sign above the seat notes that it is where the Rema sat. He was buried in the cemetery almost immediately behi

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword All In The Family BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Oft repeated word at the end of many a Seder 6. Jew follower 9. Sorts through 14. Make like a beach 15. Common title

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TORAH CHESED Why NCSY BY CAROL RHINE As regional director of the New York region of NCSY, Ive heard one comment more frequently than any other. It goes something like this NCSY Thats for teens, isnt

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TORAH CHESED NCSY Continued from Page 55 sense of passionate, committed Jewish living in so many different types and styles of teens, for so many years One part of the answer, I believe, is the balan

Yeshiva Aderes Hatorah Unlocking Greatness Aderes Hatorah maintains a large staff of devoted and gifted rebbeim, enabling them to focus on the individual capabilities of every single bachur and to dev

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TORAH CHESED ADERES HATORAH Continued from Page 59 yeshivas gourmet breakfast. First seder starts with a geshmak, a fantastic mix of talmidim, avreichim, and rebbeim all learning in chorus with four

Students participating in a mainstream activity at HAFTR ies fairs, assemblies, and class trips. When they are ready, Cahal students attend mainstream classes for academic subjects, typically startin

TORAH CHESED Bonei Olam Building Worlds When a husband and wife face fertility issues, Bonei Olams services begin with helping them get their initial medical consultation with the best doctor for the

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TORAH CHESED Spotlight On Ruth With Dr. Yael Ziegler BY YEHUDIT SINGER Dr. Yael Ziegler recently spoke about her new book, Ruth From Alienation to Monarchy Maggid Books, 2015. Here are some highlight

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DAFYOMISHIURIM In the 5 Towns Far Rockaway Area 430 am 500 am 515 am 530 am 545 am 600 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Mishnah Berurah Rabbi Shmuel Grossman Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Magid Shiur Rabbi Shmuel Gro

Arlan Mintz right with his kidney donor, Jeffrey Greenberg left resolved to live our lives. However, in the back of my mind, that day always hung like a dark cloud ready to break into storm at any mo

TORAH CHESED RENEWAL Continued from Page 71 strangers who heroically offer a kidney to save another strangers life. Renewal promotes the mitzvah of kidney transplants through presentations in the gre

donor agrees to contact is any connection made, either on the day of surgery or thereafter. At that point, we knew only that our angel was a healthy male in his midthirties, living close to the New Yo

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Rav Lichtenstein Continued from Page 73 those which made him our teacher and our rebbe, and then offer initial thoughts on the impact of his passing on the Torah world. When I think of R Aharon, the

R Ezra Bick, in his moving hesped delivered at R Lichtensteins funeral, captured perfectly the essence of R Aharonavodat Hashem. Everything he did and all of his endeavors were part of his avodat H

Rav Lichtenstein Continued from Page 77 demic mediocrity, on the right and the left, will be given free rein in our communities. It behooves us to study and teach his Torah, and to pass on his values,

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insights on THE TORAH Bamidbar Wisdom From The Wilderness From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN Numbers might be how we call the fourth of the Five Books of Moses, but in the Hebrew original it is

The Crown of Torah is there ready and waiting for all of Israel . . . and it is the greatest crown of all. However, while it may be free for all, we must surrender to it rather than attempt to adjust

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 81 see Yabia Omer, C.M. 34. However, the Shach 6012 concludes that since all subsequent authorities disagree with the Rambam, as the Shulchan Aruch writes, one can

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters Hello, Am I Home BY RABBI BARUCH EPSTEIN Every teenager has asked himself at some point, Who am I Chassidic thought teaches us to ask an even more fund

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Is Lack of Sleep Making You Overweight BY DR. BO ROSENBLAT CHIEF PHYSICIAN FOR DR. BOS DIET As if you needed another reason to hit the sack at a reasonable hour, your lack of sleep may be weighing yo

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS DRS Counts Down To Shavuot Sefirat HaOmer is marked as a time period for growth in ones avodat Hashem as we prepare for the holiday of Shavuot and kabbalat haTorah. To that end,

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 89 she replied, I am not going to let terrorists stop me from how I am supposed to live my life. Mr. Lemkus also shared a song that one of his friends had com

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 91 Yoshuv. Its an opportunity for the boys to learn with chavrusas and do homework together. In Shor Yoshuvs beis midrash, you can hear the laughter and sound

rial. We snapped photos of the Memorial and took in the panoramic view of the Reflecting Pool, Washington Monument, and Capitol building. Next, we visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 93 Min HaLev. Mr. Andy Lauber of Chai Lifelines iShine program for siblings and children of those fighting cancer commended Moshe Keller and Jason Selesny on

while having a long lasting impact on younger peers. In turn, the mesivta talmidim see that they can continue their learning at the highest levels, even as they move on with their education and profes

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 95 rently he is serving as copresident of the National Honor Society. Both in the classroom and out, Adam has earned the respect and admiration of the entire

creative writing at Brandeis University after spending next year at Midreshet Harova. Although unassuming when you first meet him, salutatorian Yigal Kamel is a young man of great passion, intellect,

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 97 Students in all grades participated in a Yom Yerushalayim Chinese auction to benefit Keren Hatzadik. The students were excited to be a part of the mitzvah

diers looking up at the Wall, he told the girls of the spontaneous, heartfelt singing of Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, and running to call Rav Goren to blow the shofar. The students were honored to hear a

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 99 State of Israel physically and monetarily and with all our efforts and influences that we have siman 106 Our Obligation towards the Land of Israel. He furt

remains under investigation with the NCPD. Car breakin. On May 10, early morning, several cars on B. 25th and also on Dickens were broken into. Police reports were filed and the matter remains under i

Infusing The Ruach Continued from Page 101 alike that their preschool experience will be enjoyed thoroughly and remembered for many years. As an example, to learn about Yom Echad, students use flashli

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THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz Anatomy Of A Shavuot Menu Putting together a Shavuos menu might not be as simple as making lasagna or baked ziti. When you want to make a yom tov meal that is more elegant

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover families to Poland where they may have lived for several generations andwho knowsmaybe even longer than that. Courtesy of Ari Scharf at Project Mesorah, accompan

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 109 Levertov was allowed to return to the factory. He was a brave and pious man. This is the part of the story I had to come to grips with yet again this week and I hav

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover or printed here but not quoted directly and not attributed to the specific personality who may have expressed those sentiments. So while I usually spend time

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 111 I also spoke with friends who met with New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, with Minnesota Senator Al Franken D, Senator Mark Kirk of Illin

Frum Divorce Focus On The Future, July 4 Shabbos By Sandy Eller Organizers are expecting a record turnout at the upcoming Frum Divorce Focus on the Future Weekend, taking place July 35 at the Renaissa

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Name That Rishon The great Rishon Rabbeinu Chaim HaKohen once remarked that had he already been born when Rabbeinu Tam passed away, he would have become tame

Community News Continued from Page 113 well. Mr. Strickoff also owns and operates the CPA firm of Kive I. Strickoff, P.C., which has been providing services to families and businesses for the past 38

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage PHOTOS BY DOV AND SHMUEL LENCHEVSKY The 9th Yahrzeit Of Zev Friedman BY DANIEL FISHMAN Its been many years since the unfortunate passing of my dear friend Zev Fri

Hachanah On Yom Tov Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN Please have in mind the refuah shleimah of Reb Boruch Zev ben Bracha. Honey, can you take out the dessert from the freezer now so it will tha

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 117 it is forbidden to fool oneself with this thought process ibid 4. It is forbidden to fold clothing that will not be needed for that day SSK. It is forbidden to

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