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See Page 2 See Page 22 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island See Pages 35 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 14 NO. 5 7 CHESHVAN 5774 OCTOBER 11, 2013 FROM THE EDI

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover halachah for guidance in all matters. Is there halachic guidance about renewing the contracts of our providers of halachic guidance The Rema. The Rema in Yo

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 8 improperly manner, then he may also be removed, but only after warning. He writes that if the beis din did warn him and he scoffs at the warning, then he should

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LOSING THEM Continued from Front Cover University and Touro inspire our students during their college years, as do the Orthodox Unions Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus program and Chabad. There ar

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Agudath Israels Statement Regarding Yeshivat Chovevei Torah The installation of a new president at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah has been scheduled to include a Roundtable entitled Training New Rabbis for a

CHOVEVEI TORAH Continued from Page 1 red line by inviting nonOrthodox Jewish clergy to make presentations at a roundtable entitled Training New Rabbis for a New Generation at its installation of a new

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CHOVEVEI TORAH Continued from Page 17 a meaningful Haggadah for people living lives in violation of a sin the Torah characterizes as an abomination. The Haggadah was lauded because it spoke to their u

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover the recently transpired three days of yom tov that wound its way around from Simchas Torah into Shabbos and the problem it creates specifically out here in t

he says is a debilitating scourge. Asked if all the teens were from local families and local schools, Dr. Sicklick, who is an allergist with a longtime practice in Cedarhurst, says that he is at a los

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover toein, an advocate, representing one side or another before a rabbinical tribunal. The column on Rabbi Epstein and his more than 30year career in this business c

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 23 be a doctor just like daddy. I want to be a lawyer just like daddy. And finally, I want to be a fireman just like daddy. And then the deep voice would resonate w

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 26 Mendel Epstein does not hesitate to say that he is busier than ever working on divorces of young and old alike. Esther Schonfeld and her law partner Aliza Goldring a

A Tribute To Rav Ovadia Yosef, ztl BY YOCHANAN GORDON With the passing of Chacham Ovadia Yosef, zecher tzaddik vekadosh livrachah, we mourn the loss of a visionary, an encyclopedic scholar, and a lead

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Back To The Future Tidbits From Israel FIVE TOWNS M ARRIAGE INITIATIVE Presents A BRAND NEW BY RON JAGER During the recent chagim, while we were reading that timeless aphorism from Kohelet, There is

who consider themselves Jewish with no religion. What exactly does it mean when a Jew claims to have no religion Only Gd knows Greg Smith, director of U.S. Religion Surveys at the Pew Research Center,

Your Best Friend Wont Tell You The Job Hunter BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER Remember the old Scope commercials Really old. The ones where somebody had to deal with the embarrassment of telling a friend th

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Setting The Mooood BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER With all the problems plaguing society, its not often that we get some really good news. But here it is scientists in England have started a threeyear study t

been playing classical music in their barns to calm the animals. Note that this is the same classical music that scientists say makes babies smarter. Are we trying to make the cows smarter But, of cou

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Venting Doesnt Help, But Feels Good There are many issues that we should get to vote on. Starting with the most timely issue at handI propose that we, the A

ing mood so, while the spirit moves me, I will vent on something else that annoys me. There is no shortage of things that annoy me. I have a problem with dress codes. Thank goodness it will soon be wi

attraction. There is usually no rhyme, reason, explanation, or even logic to chemistrybased relationships. Chemistry is a feeling that just happens to be there and can rarely be defined. Ascertaining

viewing the longterm beautiful marriages around us, we see that this is usually not the case. Dating can be stressful and, as a result, people often do not come across as themselves. They may be nervo

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW This weeks letter is being answered by Jennifer Mann, LMSW. Dear Jennifer, I am a young woman, married a handful of years. I am in the worst place of my life. I realized s

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insights on THE TORAH Lech Lecha Eretz Canaan BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS It is surely puzzling why Eretz Yisrael is called Eretz Canaan throughout the Torah. It is

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Waterproof Schach Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM Sukkos 5774 2013 was intensely celebrated in the Northeast, where, most fortunately, no appreciable ra

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MACHBERES Continued from Page 50 the schach is invalid. Ideally, the schach should allow someone inside the sukkah to see stars from within. If stars cannot be seen, the sukkah has not been invalidate

Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Loud And Clear What a wonderful holiday we had this Sukkos. The weather was practically perfect for outdoors eating. And eat we didplenty I dont think I ca

The Age Of Entitlement BY DONI JOSZEF They call us millennials. We were born sometime between 1980 and 2000. We seem to be having trouble adapting to the adjustments of adulthood. We seem to be having

A Contrarian Approach To Kiruv BY RABBI AVI SHAFRAN I unintentionally shocked a Jewish journalist several months ago. I had invited the nonOrthodox reporter to Agudath Israel of Americas offices to in

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Wandering Jews I once had the opportunity to ride on a bus together with a large group of seventhgraders. There was an announcement that the recital of was

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News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ I heard about Rav Ovadya Yosefs petirah early this morning and, according to news reports, between 700,000 and possibly 1,000,000 people attended his levayah in Ye

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen One Year Later, Still Chasing Insurance Claims My email inbox has been filled with letters asking if I have any information about how to handle prob

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Merged Money Mr. Sender was the gabbai of Congregation Tiferes Yisrael. His special joy was walking around the shul with

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 61 Dayan. However, according to some authorities, that institution is now considered muchzak and would have the upper hand. It would be entitled to the uppermost a

Rav Yosef, ztl Continued from Page 29 from people who have taken sharp criticism from Rav Ovadia. You could say that the proof of a true leader is that those who oppose him come to pay respects. In Se

Where Do We Go Continued from Page 63 shop today, the father replied. I cannot send him to learn when I desperately need his help here to manage. Without a moments hesitation, the esteemed rosh yeshiv

A Time To Grow Up BY RINA HALLER There are natural markers in life as to when one should advance to the next stage. It has come time for myself and my peers to bid childhood farewell . . . and slowl

Grow Up Continued from Page 65 inside yourself to truly decide where you want to go. Alas, there are but limited moments to portray yourself to the world. Whether in a snapshot you were unprepared for

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Catching Up With The Levi Yitzchak Library How A Novel Idea Continues To Enhance Our Jewish Landscape BY SAMANTHA HAIN The Levi Yitzchak Library on Central Avenue, which started out as an idea in the

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LY Library Continued from Page 68 dreidel pushka They also love the train in the middle of the library where they can sit, read, and view artwork and books. The computers are also popular, while a lot

Where Do We Go Continued from Page 64 travelling from city to city to spread Torah. From Cairo to Tel Aviv, as the Rishon Letzion Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel and leader of Sephardic Jewry, and lat

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Shalom Task Force Presents Jewish Marriage Past, Present, And Future, October 16 On Wednesday evening, October 16, at 745 p.m. Congregation Anshei Chesed, 1170 William Street in

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 73 ing plenty of time for the boys to bond. After the boys shook Kareems hand and got copies of the book autographed, the night concluded with Maariv and the

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 74 Please contact the seminary at 5163625000 or infombrseminary.org with question or more information. With Deadline Imminent, Agudath Israel Urges Voter R

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 man, who shared Shalhevets mission its a small school by design that does not fit any specific mold. A school that is warm, nurturing, and inspires individ

visited Long Island Living Center in Far Rockaway. The outing was the second in a series of chesed activities planned for Shulamith Middle School students this year. The first activity took place befo

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 83 a rabbit, a macaw, a hedgehog, a baby and mama boa constrictor, a baby and mama iguana, a bearded dragon, and a sugar glider all the way from Australia. In

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Walking In The Path Of Avraham A College Students Brit Milah BY HANNA SCHLAGER Welcome to the tribe, a guest said as he shook Alexs hand and asked for a berachah at the seudat mitzvah. For a levelhead

Community News From Around The World Open House At The Jewish Academy, October 13 The Jewish Academy invites the community to the open house for their new home at the Suffolk YJCC, 74 Hauppauge Road i

Community News Continued from Page 87 when the school initially opened in 1941. For more information about YCQ and the open house, call 7187938500, ext. 313, or go to www.ycqweb.com. Ramaz A School

a book selected by staff that explores life connected to a specific geographic region. Last year, the book selecteda memoir about the Jews of Cairo focused on Egypt, and students had the chance to mee

Community News Continued from Page 89 affairs. All of usespecially our studentslive with our smartphones. We wanted to give the YU community a useful tool that connects us to Yeshiva University anytim

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