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See Page 82 See Pages 57 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 15 NO. 19 17 SHEVAT 5775 FEBRUARY 6, 2015 FROM THE EDITOR BY LARRY G

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover shape at Gate 17. This was the first time I could recall attempting to skip out on a Saturday night, trying to make an 800 p.m. flight with Shabbos concluding at

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover out what to do with the Israeliswhom they absurdly believe to be an overly aggressive and ambitious people that is a nemesis to the universe. But can this be


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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 12 Bibi will be the key that pushes the count over the top for the Senate to override a presidential veto of a bill calling for increased sanctions on an untrustwor

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover Leviim, and poor people. There were many important purposes for these gifts. The Sefer HaChinuch explains that the gifts to the kohanim were so that they co

LUACH February 1July 914 July 6February ZIP Code 11516 17 Shevat Erev Shabbos Friday, February 6 Daf yomi Kesubos 4 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag haminchah Candl

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 16 The buying and selling of Sheviis fruit for a profit is forbidden. Neither the fruit nor its products may not be taken out of Eretz Yisrael. It may only be give

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AUSCHWITZ Continued from Front Cover What did this have to do with me Not much, except that I had taken some Holocaust courses. But then there was the fine print in the ad, all the way at the bottom,

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AUSCHWITZ Continued from Page 20 off to a labor camp in Germany. Working 10 hours a day building airplanes and subsisting on lessthanmeager rations in the brutal winter was grueling, but the condition

B., who had been incarcerated as a 12yearold and spent more than 5 years in various camps, broke down and cried as he recalled how his entire family had been murdered in this place. With tears streami

AUSCHWITZ Continued from Page 23 the German occupation in Hungary. He escaped his forced labor unit and, upon regaining his freedom, refused to wear the yellow star. Eventually he was caught and stuff

JEWS IN FRANCE Continued from Front Cover stand like sentinels in front of the Jewish Museum of Art and History on the rue du Temple. They are there to protect the museum and its staff, as well as its

JEWS IN FRANCE Continued from Page 25 agogue, the largest in France. While Israel was defending itself against the rockets of Hamas, there were demonstrators yelling Death to the Jews on the Place de

Still, even if the word juif is more socially acceptable, staunch supporters of Israel have been under attack. Rabbi Yeshaya Dalsace, a Conservative rabbi who works out of an unprotected storefront sy

JEWS IN FRANCE Continued from Page 27 Israel Hardly. I think the same is true for French Jews. The 17th arrondissement of Paris is the largest growing Jewish neighborhood in continental Europe, Berkow

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Auschwitz, Budapest, And Raoul Wallenberg Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, hundreds of Holocaust survivors, along with seve

33,000 German and 37,000 Hungarian soldiers, as well as more than 800,000 civilians, became trapped within the city. Refusing to authorize a withdrawal, German dictator Adolf Hitler had declared Budap

Machberes Continued from Page 31 were completed, and each was delivered on foot before 6 a.m. One of Wallenbergs drivers recounted how the diplomat intercepted a train about to leave Budapest for Ausc

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BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Relatively Honest Mr. Samuel was having major renovations done to his house. His architect drafted detailed plans for th

zuos, or is it sufficient to reimburse him enough to purchase kosher retzuos A. Teshuvas Maharam Mintz 113, cited by Beer Heitev, O.C. 6564 rules that one who damages a beautiful esrog does not have t

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Im wondering what you think of a mother who spends her life trying to pit one child against the other. That is what my mother is always up to. Its a miracle t

will probably never amount to more than wishful thinking. Its too bad that your father also seems to display some features similar to your mothers, in terms of his coldness and lack of empathy for the

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters Underneath The Mountain On the sixth day of Sivan in the year 2448 from creation 1313 BCE, the entire nation of Israel assembled at the foot of Mount S

case, what was the point of the revelation at Sinai Certainly, the Torah was a binding commitment between ourselves and Gd for the 950 years from Moshe to Esther. If we look closely at the Talmuds int

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insights on THE TORAH Yisro But Does It Speak to You From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN And Gd spoke all these words, to say. Shmos 201 The locomotive was making its first appearance in the lit

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz New Ideas For Weeknight Dinners We all get into that weeknight dinner funk where weve had enough of the usual dinners but we just cant come up with anything original. Our

Question I am almost engaged to the guy I am dating. The problem is that he just got hired by a company quite a distance from where I live, which means that I will be far from my family. My friends do

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 43 It sounds like the line of communication between you and this guy is still open. The next time you get together and I hope there is going to be a next time, even if

see what other choice we have. But when I say we have to match, I mean that we all have to match. I assumed the whole matching thing mainly affected the women, but then I found out that the ties that

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman A Remote Remote There are some pieces of equipment that occasionally cause me angst because I seem to have a difficult time hanging on to them. On a recent

denly go silentso she came down to my level and told me that the power source was the wall outlet. She now knew that she was talking to someone who needed special assistance. It took a while, but, wit

Independent Coach Continued from Page 47 Coach was one of the first schoolbus companies to have dual stop signs on its buses, rather than just one. Additionally, it was one of the first to include fea

The Longest Month PROVIDED BY AVI ASHKENAZY February may be the shortest month according to the calendar, but dont try telling that to mothers of schoolaged children. December holidays are long past a

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5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword TV TeamUps BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Pharisees and Sadducees 6. over 10. Not tzniyus, perhaps 14. Shalom in Oahu 15. First victim 16. Have a hankering 17. Beis d

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Varsity Roundup The Heschel Heat lost 6662 to HAFTR in an excellent highschool basketball game on senior night in Manhattan. The Heat opened a 2413 lead after the first quarter due to the outstanding

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 54 extended the lead in the second quarter and kept a 2821 halftime advantage. Langer led Frisch with 12 and Leifer led DRS with 7. A big third quarter by DRS cut the

and captured the top seed in the Western Conference. SAR was led by Dovie Marcuss 12 points, including 4 for 4 at the freethrow line in the final minutes and two 3pointers. Nati Marcus and Zach Reich

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 57 YOFBrandeis. Flatbush seventh and eighthgrade girls defeated Brandeis 3617, led by Kayla Motovich with 12 kets back and forth with the Falcons still leading 3725.

Flatbush HAFTR Central Ramaz Western Division Maayanot SAR Frisch Kushner Westchester 72 45 35 19 91 72 64 37 010 North Shore DRS HANC Rambam YDE Shaare Torah Magen David Ezra Western Division SAR

Celebrating The TAG Way, February 18 TAG is grateful to Guests of Honor Mr. and Mrs. Shlomo Jacobowitz, Hakaras Hatov Awardees Mr. and Mrs. Menachem Kagan, Educator of the Year Awardee Mrs. Mimi Shute

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TAG Dinner Continued from Page 60 were reunited with the children. The family settled in Williamsburg, where Yaakov Mermelstein enrolled in Yeshiva Torah Vodaath. He was a student who thirsted for Tor

marry then, rather than when the moon is waning. My father informed me that the Zohar states that in the first half of the Jewish month, the Divine attribute of mercy is more prevalent. In contrast, t

JINSA Securing America, Strengthening Israel Since 1976, JINSAthe Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs has been the leading voice promoting and defending the U.S.Israel security relationship

grams and education that JINSA provides. Local cabinets around the country comprise community and business leaders who want access to the most uptodate information about national security, and JINSAs

Recognizing Standing Together Bnos Bais Yaakovs 21st Annual Dinner Bnos Bais Yaakov will bezras Hashem hold its 21st annual dinner on Monday, February 16, at the Sands in Atlantic Beach. At this year


BBY Dinner Continued from Page 66 Mr. Hirth believes that a successful deal is made when both parties to a transaction leave the table feeling they have done well for themselves. This belief is the re

Mr. Shabse Fuchs ated a life built around gemilus chasadim. Tova, who teaches in Beer Hagolah, has inspired legions of young Russian women. They so adore their morah that they pursue any occasion to

OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz Dorm Kids Maybe Sometimes we fall into a rut. Other times we fall out of one. In the heart of summer and the depth of winter, I have noticed that I run out of thin

Community News From Around The World YUs Model UN 25 Years Of Diplomacy Some 450 students from Jewish high schools around the world plan to gather during February 810 at the Stamford Plaza Hotel and C

Community News Continued from Page 71 priority admission for YU students and alumni beginning at 600 p.m. In addition to showcasing a variety of professional opportunities at wellrespected Jewish scho

El Al Flies Chai Lifeline Children To Israel El Al Israel Airlines recently flew 14 children to Israel as part of Chai Lifelines Wish at the Wall program. Chai Lifeline, a nonprofit Departing from JF

Community News Continued from Page 73 Nachman Maimon, Chai Lifeline program director, stated, The El Al staff continues to provide personalized service, which makes it possible for the children to tak

the entire mesivta. He commended the boys for their maturity, motivation, and commitment to Klal Yisrael. Referring to the model of Yaakov Avinu, who is referred to as both Yaa for learning and bondi


News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ Tonight is the yahrzeit of my father, R Shlomo Yitzchok ben R Zev Ashkanazy. I often wonder what he and my mother would say about the situation in our world. I won

News From The Hills Continued from Page 77 ert. In commemoration of that, we have the two challahs on our Shabbos table, with a cover underneath it and on top of it, just as the mon was covered under

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS MAY Chinese Auction Spreads Warmth On motzaei Shabbos, February 7, Mesivta Ateres Yaakov will be holding its annual gala Chinese auction at the yeshiva building, 131 Washington A

winter break. It was quite impressive to see all those who took the time to learn over the break, regardless of locationfrom home, the slopes, the plane, Israel, and elsewhere. This years series inclu

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 evening, January 28, Midreshet Shalhevet treated their eighthgrade applicants to a delicious night of frozen yogurt as a chance to meet and min delicious

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Super Book II The Levi Yitzchak Library Breakfast By Michele Justic On Sunday, February 8, hundreds are expected to come out to participate in the event of the season. Unlike this weeks Super Bowl XLI

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS tion they turn to, and we need to make sure that Tomchei can be there to help. Jeff and Shira Eisenberg of Lawrence graciously hosted the event, which was attended by approximate

As their children read, the parents are encouraged to help them connect the story to something with which they are already familiar, make and confirm predictions to understand the text, ask and answer

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Tackling The Get Issue From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ . I was rooting for Seattle. I really wanted them to defeat New England in this years Super Bowl. Im not sure why the

Moscow Leaders Seek Marriage Experts In Shalom Workshop Excellent communication skills are crucial for a successful marriage and research shows that even for the happiest of couples, communicating eff

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Shalom Workshop Continued from Page 94 that need, said Jacobovitz. Everyone is reaching out to us. Its not about whether a couple is happy or having problems, its just what should be done. Its becomin

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letters to THE EDITOR Mi Kamcha Yisrael Dear Editor, As many members of our community know, there is a family in Cedarhurst that lost their home to a fire during midwinter vacation. Bchasdei Hashem, t


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