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See Pages 35 See Page 83 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island See Page 29 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 16 NO. 13 6 TEVES 5776 DECEMBER 18, 2015 FROM THE EDIT

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FEATURES Aliyah Chronicle Shmuel Katz 45 40 84 31 77 68 94 64 53 97 37 47 98 11 50 48 60 61 38 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter Community

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover of the various levels of Torah with varying levels of motivation. Under the direction of Matans founder, Rabbanit Malke Bina, the yeshiva, or the seminary, as we

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LUACH December 18 December 26 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 6 Teves Friday, December 18 Daf yomi Gittin 5 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag haminchah Candle Lighting 8

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 9 As it turns out, my wife, Esta, and I were visiting with her in her community in Nof Ayalon just two hours before Israeli authorities confirmed that the boys bodies h

can nevertheless cause others who have yet to discharge their obligation to fulfill the mitzvah. For example, it states there that one who has already fulfilled the mitzvah of Kiddush on Shabbos can r


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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 15 ness that is uniquely Jewish, there might be a new and refreshing insight into the ideas about global warming and climate change being urgently discussed even as

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 19 To atone for the death, the city leaders sacrifice the calf, which will never give birth to other calves, in a barren field which will never produce any vegetati

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SYRIAN DANGER Continued from Front Cover nothing will show up, because we have no record of them. Homeland Security Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee Chairman Congressman Peter King of Ne

man Chancellor Angela Merkel to limit refugees. Dr. Schuster also reminded Merkel of the Islamists mistreatment of women and homosexuals. Islamists are attacking Jews in America already. Our children

Southern Dynasty PHOTO BY MARTIN SCHMIDT JERRY MEYER STUDIO SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 25 one season, the Heat expected a superb effort from the Storm, and their talented starting five lived u

that really struggled, not even breaking into doubledigits, as the Falcons trailed by 7 points, 169. The Falcons needed to step things up, big time. The girls rose to the challenge, plainout refusing

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BBY Lights The Way Students at Bnos Bais Yaakov in Far Rockaway visited Grandell Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach to spread the joy of Chanukah. 30 December 18, 2015 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

Partying Hard BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER My son was chosen to give out nosh at Shabbos party this week. And by chosen, I mean alphabetically. I dont think they do this on merit. If you dont have kids, I s

Partying Hard Continued from Page 31 ing in 22 of those muktzeh candylaser flashlights so the teacher can spend the rest of the day not teaching. Then Id steer him toward something cheaper. Though one

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Busy Signals It is unclear what makes one person busier than another. It makes sense that an adult with children of her own would naturally be busier than h

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real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Garage Or Garbage We have had such beautiful weather lately that I decided it was about time to start cleaning out my garage while the weather coope

insights on THE TORAH Vayigash Wandering Too Far From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN What toll have the wanderings of the Jews taken on our national psyche What consequences have there been to o

History Of The Jews BY DR. HENRY ABRAMSON The bar mitzvah gift of choice for decades, Heinrich Graetzs massive sixvolume History of the Jews played a major role in the formation of Jewlowed by an equa

And Yosef could not restrain himself Bereishis 451 The confrontation between Yosef and Yehudah, to what was this comparable To an ox who was running about and all animals were fleeing from it, for it

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian People began eating the doughnuts. These are really tasty Chaims brother commented. Most of the people managed to finish

After living in Tsfat for a mere four years, Rav Amram Chasida passed away at the young age of 40. The Chasam Sofer did not inform the donors of Rav Amrams passing so that they would not refrain from

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Successful Acheinu Flatbush Event Features Rabbi Bender BY YOSEF SOSNOW If a child cannot learn on his own, through no fault of his own, then we are deemed guilty for enabling that to continue. It mak

Acheinu Continued from Page 43 something so special it is hard to describe. This was the first time the Flatbush event was held as a breakfast and there was a tremendous turnout. The unhurried atmosph

OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz A Chayelet, Perhaps Every Israeli teen gets a special notice in the mail sometime after their 16th birthday. Boy or girl, religious or not, they all get a draft no

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Penny Pinching BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Hesder option 5. Easy shot for Schayes 10. Part of a nuclear arsenal, for short 14. Side squared, for a square 15. Expre

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MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, I left my husband before our daughter was born. From the beginning of our marriage, he already started to scare me. I saw him get angry to the point of lookin

Dear Mother, My first piece of advice would be to change your name Thinking of yourself as the Bad Mother is not only inaccurate, but it validates Susans unkind behavior and makes it OK, as if thats s

MINDBIZ Continued from Page 49 into psychotherapy together, I think it would be the best thing for both of you. You need to have a safe place to allow Susan into the world you were forced to live in w

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Machberes Continued from Page 50 328,000 and a 3bedroom, 2bathroom home for 325,000, amongst many other similar offerings. Generally, travel time from Williamsburg to Greenville is less than half an h

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz How To Do Sous Vide At Home Sous vide sounds like a fancy culinary term that chefs use, a cooking technique not meant for home cooks. But like most methods, all you need i

THE DISH Continued from Page 53 then clip bag to the outside of the pot. Cook for one hour, checking the thermometer every so often to make sure the temperature stays the same. For sauce Add reserved

LR Attorneys Talia Faigenbaum, Dianna Levine, Sharon Shore, Esther Schonfeld, Aliza Goldring, and Rachel Marks Rabbi David Lau, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Israel, addressing the opening session Last y

Mercaz Hatorahs Annual Chanukah Mesibah Yeshiva Mercaz Hatorah of Belle Harbor celebrated Chanukah with a special mesibah. Pictured above Rav Shmuel Zev Dicker, rosh yeshiva, introducing guest speake

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Touro Symposium Addresses Reproductive Medicine The Lander College for WomenThe Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School LCW, New York Medical College, and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeo

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Reproductive Medicine Continued from Page 58 secular legal law focuses on the obligations of a parent to the child and not on the obligations of a child to a parent. In addition, unlike Jewish law, U.

When I get really excited about something, Im on such a high. That may sound great, but perhaps if I tried to tone down the highs just a bit, the lows wouldnt be so low. I recently bought two great gi

News From The Hills Continued from Page 61 that you can see from all over Yerushalayim. I have been there, crossed it, and stood under it, and I know the bus stop. Wherever an attack happens it is hor

The other students lined up to taste the treats they had purchased, as the seventhgraders in charge of sales hawked their wares in the hallway. They were completely sold out in no time at all Upcomin

Question My mother is ready to pull her hair out because Im 24 years old and Im not married yet. Im doing all my hishtadlus. I was told to accept every guy that says yes to me. And thats what I do. I


YOSS Mobile Unit Brings Chanukah Fun To NCPD DATING FORUM Continued from Page 64 date would ask such questions, and conversation would naturally ensue and flow, along with some anecdotes here and the


Community News From Around The World Rabbi Perl Presents StarStudded Chanukah Telethon Chabad of Mineolas famous Chanukah Telethon aired for four hours on Sunday evening, December 13. Hosted by Rabbi

Celebrating Chanukah with Misameach Councilman Bruce Blakeman Behind the fun and entertainment of the Chabad Chanukah Telethon is a serious purpose. Its all about meeting the serious challenges of ou

Community News Continued from Page 69 abled touched by Misameachs Chanukah joy, that memory is one that will not fade for a long time to come. Chanukah Celebrations At Har Torah Yeshiva Har Torah ce

AFMDA national chairman Mark Lebow, center, presented the 2015 AFMDA Jerusalem Award to Jaime and Sylvia Sznajder and Susan and Herbert Donner right at AFMDAs annual Red Star Gala help humanity can e


Community News Continued from Page 71 approach to the Arch, including a talk with Dr. William Stenhouse, associate professor of history and chair of the history department at YU, about Christian attit

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Community News Continued from Page 73 by renowned illusionist Sam Gherman, gifts, raffles, and plenty of inspiration from Rav Yitzchok Fingerer, mara dasra of BJX. Dr. Zakheim summed up the extraordin

Community News Continued from Page 75 college in New York, leading it through five major reviews, said Adams during the presentation. He added that two of Dr. Goldschmidts former students served as in

dic tractates, as well as six languages French, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Hebrew, and Yiddish. At age 16, he and his family immigrated to the United States where he enrolled in Yeshiva Torah Vodaat

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

internalize the beauty and lessons of Chanukah and all the Jewish holidays, which is an essential component of the education at Gan Chamesh. If you would like any information on Gan Chamesh, Chabads E

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 79 various events throughout the year. Shulamith looks forward to hosting their friends again soon. Cup O Fun for Chanukah. In honor of Chanukah, the entire

of creative ideas were bandied around, and two committees were set up to hone suggestions made. The community at large should know that our schools help each other on a daily basis. What unites us is

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 Hosted in Lawrence, adjacent to Achiezers offices, the event held over 150 volunteers of various ages and backgrounds. Yet their differences were barely ev

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 82 light, followed by gifts and refreshmentsover 100 doughnuts were distributed each night Gourmet Glatt participated as well with a concert by Tuli Brull and

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 91 A Spirited Chanukah At HANC Chanukah at HANC High School was filled with many exciting events. Some events had HANC students giving back to others, while

PUBLIC MENORAH Continued from Front Cover in a setting that is not a home would fulfill the mitzvah of pirsumei nisa. Rabbi Hoffman then expounds at length, citing the differing views on the first iss

Political Roundup With Message Of Unity, Goldfeder Visits Paris Just weeks after terrorists attacked Paris, killing more than 100 people, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder traveled to the French capital to a

find here a concept of mehadrin and mehadrin min hamehadrin, as pirsumei nisa has no limit, and is all inclusive in the takanah. While he rules Shevet Halevi volume IV, siman 65 not to say a berachah

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Putting Red In The Blue Label Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN The Product Its origin is in Kilmarnock Ayrshire, Scotland, but it is the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whiskey

letters to THE EDITOR Resetting The Parameters Of Pirsumei Nisa Dear Editor, In his article The Parameters of Pirsumei Nisa, Rabbi Yair Hoffman suggests that public menorahlightings are of questionabl


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