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FEATURES Book Review R Yair Hoffman 110 46 90 41 100 102 98 51 33 79 80 54 81 13 42 45 68 52 53 64 73 40 67 69 39 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Sc

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RABBIS Continued from Front Cover The RCA long agoand several times sinceissued rulings and halachic statements that women cannot serve as clergy. I have sat on the national executive committee of RCA


RABBIS Continued from Page 10 Thus, the movement to ordain women rabbis does not and never did bubble up from within halachic Judaism. Rather, it is the classic case of not adhering to the mitzvah Bch

ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Front Cover down, arrest you, and put you in detention. This soldier went AWOL and some people who heard about it decided that it was unfair that he was arrested and de

called several unmentionable names and a young kid walked over to Moshe and threatened to electrocute him. I later discovered that several other people went to the intersection with their flags as wel

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 15 way and the murderous attacks targeted Jews throughout Europe, no people tortured and killed Jews with more zeal and more cruelty than the Lithuanians. The proje

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 19 if she doesnt get them it will be a chillul Hashem even beyond the destruction of the Jewish cemetery itself. It will be a signal to the Lithuanian government th

milled through the crowd to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves. The party population as far as I observed is divided pretty much into two categories those who come to drink, and those who come

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 21 followers and that they just know when he is in town. Later I met a friend at another food station and I told him how good Judds Memphis Kitchen is he says to me tha

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 22 ner and foodstylist magician Heshy, of Scoop fame. I also ran into Menachem Lubinsky, the man who brought new identity to the concept of kosher food through his inno

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Trump Tells Netanyahu To Hold Back On Settlements, Vague On TwoState Solution BY SEAN SAVAGE President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held their first joint press conference Wednes

Question If anyone thinks that a guys heart cannot be broken, they are wrong. There was this amazing girl I knew from camp, and I always liked her. We got along so great, and I imagined that one day w

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 33 However, the relationship you had with this girl tells a very different story. You knew her for a long time, spanning not only years but different levels of maturit

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Navigating A Brighter Future Frum Divorces Mission Of Hope For Parents And Children BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER Divorce can be a most traumatic, lifealtering experience, leaving families bereft and brok

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Frum Divorce Continued from Page 36 the divorce process with a specific emphasis on parenting and how to deal with the emotional fallout of separation and divorce. There are very few organizations tha

What Your Child Wishes You Knew Advice From YidParenting BY RABBI YITZIE ROSS 1. Yes, you are great parents. Unless Im mad at you, in which case Ill say youre not. Really, you are. 2. Yeshiva is so im

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Catching A Break Many Jews fast on Yom Kippur. Others do not. Never having seen, or even heard of, a study conducted on the percentage of those who do and t

Fair Grade BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Every year, my kids teachers assign some kind of fair at school, wherein the parents do a report and then they have to come in and look at the reports that were done

Dear Esther, My friend Linda and I have been close for many years. Weve been there for one another through thick and thin. Weve celebrated each others smachot and also offered shoulders to lean on dur

motion a relationship that cannot and should not be sustained. You are abandoning other major relationships in your life and also abandoning your own needs for a more balanced, normal life. Lets first

Fair Grade Continued from Page 41 ing about 30 feet down the mountain with all of us holding it and screaming. We werent in any major danger, as it turns out. For example, I slid down in a sitting pos

Access Denied Youre healed, he said, in a calm, pleasant tone, as if these were words that werent remarkable, lifealtering, astounding. To be sure we heard correctly, my mom and I asked in unison, She

MY JOURNEY Continued from Page 45 town not being handicapaccessible. Every person would be given a wheelchair, which must be used outside the home or apartment 247. Stores cant change anything in read

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BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 46 and caused damage through his actions, he has a moral obligation to pay chiyuv bdinei Shamayim Shach 322 Pischei Choshen, Nezikin 339. From The BHI Hotline Dam

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The Right Angle Over 111 million people watched the Super Bowl on Sunday last week. Anecdotally, many of them were equally interested in the commercials. Per

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Presidential Women BY YONI GLATT Across 1. 1930s boxing champ Max 5. Hey . . . over here 9. Wonderwall band 14. Al Mosque 15. Home to Honolulu 16. Bracelet pie

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insights on THE TORAH Yisro Keep Your Balance From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN What is the definition of a wellbalanced individual One who has a chip on both shoulders This week we read the T

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A Chai, Chai, Chai Dinner The Dream Lives On Torah Academy for Girls is bH celebrating its Triple Chai 54th anniversary dinner on Wednesday, March 1, at the Sands. The fact that the school has now rea

their accomplishments. Their home is always open to guests who delight in Fayes culinary specialties. As a volunteer who arranges meals for bikur cholim and Achiezer, Morah Faye is involved with chese

Gedolei Yisrael Address Launch Of Dirshu Kinyan Chochma Program BY CHAIM GOLD It was shalosh seudos time at Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim. The year was 1979. The gadol and posek hador, Rav Moshe Feinst

South Fallsburg, added his signature to Rav Matisyahus haskamah encouraging all to undertake the daily learning of mussar. Selling You Honey At the Dirshu testing site in Boro Park, Rav Avrohom Schor

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real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen P i A d Pesach P i Purim And P h Panic Last week, I got a call from a friend telling me of her difficulties making hotel reservations for Pesach thi

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Sanctimonious Jews Empower AntiSemites Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER In the weeks following the election of President Trump, the dams have burst forth, sending legions of demonstrators into the str

berachah. When we got to Shehakol, suddenly everyone was hungry and found something they liked after all, who doesnt like candy and soda The weather outside might still be wintry, and even in Eretz Yi

My Trip Into Area A BY ALAN SKORSKI Anyone who drives from BenGurion Airport to Yerushalayim or other roads that pass the Palestiniancontrolled territory known as Area A cant help but see the big red

Area A Continued from Page 69 saw the group turning the corner so I walked faster to catch up to them. When I got to the top of the hill, the group was not there, so I walked faster along the wall ru

The Womens Trip Of A Lifetime Imagine being told to get to the top of a 40story building using only the stairs. Its an entirely possible feat, but one that requires much sweat, and probably some tears

Poland Continued from Page 71 year, you can take advantage of this extremely potent spiritual time and place, and surge forward in your connection to Hashem, yourself, and others. This year, you can g

February Freeze Yeshiva High School Recap DRS defeats HAFTR, 5148, in an exciting, hardplayed game. The game featured several lead changes down the stretch with DRS prevailing. The Wildcats were led b

YFRs 48th Annual Dinner PHOTOS BY YOSSI KOHN 3 1 4 2 The Yeshiva of Far Rockaways 48th annual dinner was held this past motzaei Shabbos, February 11, at the yeshivas campus. 1 Rabbi Yechiel Perr, M

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 73 header, this time from the Rambam Ravens, making the varsitys Senior Night completely fulfilled on Tuesday night 27 at the Falcons Nest in Brooklyn. The night was


SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 75 the Falcons to score, their defense was even stingier towards their guests from Long Island. Rambam was held to single digits until the waning minutes of the half,

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 77 isfying 4321 victory. Flatbush is now 80 and will continue on their mission with a home game against MDY and on the road against North Shore in the regular season

WaldorfAstorias Of Jerusalem And Amsterdam Pair Culinary Talents Two of the most respected executive chefs from WaldorfAstoria Hotels Resorts are coming together to present the best of tastes and cro

Losing Weight Continued from Page 79 other hand. If they do not meet, you are bigboned. If they just meet, you are mediumboned. If they meet with some space between them and the wrist, you are smallbo

letters to THE EDITOR Supreme Shanda Dear Editor, One thing not often mentioned regarding the Trump nomination of Judge Gorsuch was the fact that it is a stolen nomination. The vacancy occurred when B

430 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Mishnah Berurah Rabbi Shmuel Grossman 500 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Magid Shiur Rabbi Shmuel Grossman 515 am Y.I. of Woodmere Magid Shiur Rabbi Rafael Fink 530 am Chofet

show their appreciation to the single girl, as well as the shadchan who redt it. There should be more girls like her. I coach and consult with singles and others in reaching their goals, and I am happ

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 83 earth. Remarkably, the Talmud concludes that the nonJewish wise men apparently are correct, because we find that at night, natural waters are warm, indicat

Everyone Deserves A Chance B Y T. H A R T M A N Theres no getting around it. We live in a frenetic world. Our work, families, social obligations, and even technological devices all vie persistently fo

Comedy, Clowning, And Couture BY TAMMY MARK The powerhouse team whose motto is Putting the fabulous in fundraising is now adding the fun as well. Couture for a Cause, the notforprofit organization wel

to hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, specialneeds camps, and private homes in the United States and abroad. Last year, Lev Leytzan clowns provided therapeutic healing to nearly 8,500 people, i

Couture for a Cause Continued from Page 87 Clown Corps is our international program that focuses on working with aging Holocaust survivors living abroad and also victims of international traumas. Weve

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CLASSIFIED ADS Continued from Page 93 LOST AND FOUND Gold Bracelet found on Broadway several months ago. Contact Esther at 5165690584 MISCELLANEOUS Yeshiva of South Shore has some membership opening

RMM What message would you like to convey to our readers AN Every donation counts and makes a difference. Sadly, every nine minutes, we lose someone to cancer. We can end that, together. I would also

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 97 As we explained in last weeks column, a heter iska is essentially a document which converts a monetary loan into a joint business venture, with a silent partner

ensure that the health and safety needs of our residents are met. Cedarhurst Mayor Benjamin Weinstock DOTs commitment to begin the storm hardening work presently being engineered for 878 is a big step

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS DRS Junior Teaches Coding In Brooklyn Public School Binyamin Benjamin Klein, a junior at DRS High School, volunteered his time during winter break to share his technological and

LIFE instructors pumping up participants Dr. Yossie Jeret and his daughter Allysa ditioning. Before each session, Shelley Berger, Ohels director of foster care, addressed the participants about Rene

Zaka Update On Ransom Monies For Israeli Held In Enemy Country In late January, the Zaka Search and Rescue organization, which cooperates with the Israel Foreign Ministry in humanitarian missions over

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Community News Continued from Page 102 tion system is currently taking requests at www.amudaish.orggroup. In 2015, many thousands of children visited the school exhibition program. Amud Aish is dedica

understand the points the author was trying to make, Koller noted. And as a book about living as Jews in the Diaspora in times of uncertain leadership, Esther has lessons that are worth considering to

Frankly Speaking POLITICAL ROUNDUP Continued from Page 99 Over 400 Attend Diploma Options Forum Senator Todd Kaminsky brought together some of the states top education officials and a bipartisan coa

forum alongside Senator Todd Kaminsky and other distinguished speakers and educators, said Assemblyman Brian Curran. Kaminsky Cracks Down On Hateful Graffiti, Vandalism Of Religious Items The New Yo

Care For A Carob POLITICAL ROUNDUP Continued from Page 107 Create a commission to study and report on what wage levels would need to be in order to recruit and retain an adequate number of qualified

tion could be put to use, explained Sol Goldner, CEO of Goldstar Healthcare. This is such an important mission because theres so much anxiety and disappointment in the Jewish community since the U.N.

Illuminations Of The Maggid SEFER REVIEWED BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN Rabbi Paysach Krohn, the noted mohel, author, and lecturer, has done it again with Illuminations of the Maggid. It is an inspiring new

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