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FEATURES Book Review R Yair Hoffman 44 40 88 30 68 98 86 42 46 100 43 51 97 11 36 96 45 62 50 33 66 58 38 34 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutt

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LETTERS Continued from Front Cover Rabbi Hoffman specifically takes to task Rabbi Dov Lipman, who looks favorably upon the practice in a Jerusalem Post article. I aver that Rabbi Lipman is correct and

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LETTERS Continued from Page 10 not, as Rabbi Hoffman insists, need to thereby conclude that such refusal is the result of a womans personal status. I have found, in my years as a gabbai on Simchas Tor

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LETTERS Continued from Page 13 nirers Bais Yaakov system is not accurate, since the gedolim did promote her agenda. Also, while you agree that major issues should be brought to gedolei Torah, you clai

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover To that end, Ive been thinking and even plotting a way to get my mind off of this crazinessif not permanently, then at least temporarily. It was once easier to d

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 16 was a gifted talmid chacham. The most riveting part of the book is the detailed account of the liberation of Jerusalem. Rabbi Goren, in the book edited by author Ari

about Avrahams early life. The Torah wishes to emphasize that the significance of the event through which we enter into the story of Avrahams life is such that it completely eclipses all that came bef

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover the policies that the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, promised to amplify upon. More than anything, for now, it became a bit clearer that the American

decades ago that declares recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of the state of Israel and, finally, the deemphasis of the creation of a Palestinian state. These matters will be dealt with afte

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 21 ing for Hillary because she was poised to become Americas first female president, how Latinos were rejecting Mr. Trump because of his early stern stance on immig

Each week, fruit distributors come to Bet Shemesh to sell produce to the local grocers and supermarkets at wholesale. As part of this process, the Rabbanut of Bet Shemesh sends a representative to sep

WAY FORWARD Continued from Page 23 Along these lines is an idea that I have always read into the fact that Yehoshua and not Moshe ultimately brought the Jewish people into Eretz Yisrael. The Lubavitch

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WAY FORWARD Continued from Page 24 career journalist for the Algemeiner Journal. Its publisher, Gershon Ber Jacobson, on many occasions consulted the Rebbe for advice regarding how to produce the news

In his response to the attack by the Hamodia, Yechiel Besser of Mishpacha magazine revealed that when ArtScroll was preparing the book of Rebbetzin Kanievsky for print, a copy was sent to Reb Chaim fo

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Research That Makes You Go Huh BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Every year, I write about the Ig Nobel Prizesa spoof of the Nobel Prizes given for scientific achievements that sound crazyand we laugh, but the t

Scientist 1 Sorry, officer were doing research. Officer Huh Scientist 2 Here. Have some money. Patient Can you bring me to a hospital already Scientist 1 Not yet. Were going to drive down a flight of

PSEG Continued from Page 31 ering more than 160 miles, from the Rockaways to Southold. FEMA reliability work is planned for more than 300 circuits, which will cover 1,025 miles across the service terr

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen This way, not only would there be plenty of parking in Cedarhursteven on a Thursday or Fridaybut the about not finding any parking with this soluti

Advice From YidParenting Always Silly BY RABBI YITZIE ROSS Q. My husband and I have been getting frustrated with my kids regarding a specific behavior, and we were hoping we could get your opinion abo

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Dear Esther, Im 67 years old and have been a widower for three years now. I have four grown children. Three are married and one is divorced, with children of his own. Ive always felt that I had good k

Perhaps there are other reasons your children are behaving so selfishly and are unable to support you in your desire to feel happy with someone new. Whatever the reasons, however, I think whats most i

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman NoParking Zone It is hard to understand why some people have so little regard for others, as I recently relearned. Not long ago, my friend and I met for lun

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THATS THE WAY IT IS Continued from Page 38 longer needs to someone who is waiting for it. My desire is to call out and tell her that if she does not get her groceries home, her perishable foods are go

reclaiming it. He assumes that one of his two colleagues found it, yet he has no way of accusing either one. However, if he traveled with only one other person, we do not assume that he abandons hope.

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 41 they were not present to hear the debate, they might not realize that others maintained a different opinion. Even if they are aware that there are different per

fore stating that he would fulfill his own dictum and serve his rebbe. Rashi on Chumash Vayikra 2539 explains that one who purchases an eved Ivri, a Jewish indentured servant, may not direct him to pe

FROM WHERE I STAND Continued from Page 43 And then we bemoan them trekking off to the Himalayas to find purpose, depth, and all the spirituality we never gave them. How many bar mitzvahs and weddings

one that banishes evil and immoralityGan Eden. Alternatively, Yonahs protest is one of pacifism. He wishes to avoid being any part of the destruction of an unrepentant city. Dr. Berger suggests that t

whole picture and how much damage it caused him. Response It is quite admirable to hear of people who have the right priorities where shidduchim are concerned. Your parents demonstrate an ability to

broader angle. I have a hunch that you already feel apprehensive, and so trying to gain additional perspective will ultimately give you more peace of mind. It is not just where a person stands in life

YU Undergrads Enrich Holidays In 48 Communities During the holiday season, more than 200 Yeshiva University students traveled to 48 communities across North America to share their passion for Torah an

The Torah Tours team for Milwaukee takes a tour of Brew City The Torah Tours team for Newton, MA, makes a quick visit to Harvard University before yom tov Niren, a junior from Elizabeth, New Jersey,

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Super Teams BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Michael Aloni or Zohar Strauss, e.g. 6. More real 11. Flushing pro 14. Michaels behind SNL 15. Esa 16. Its a tree 17. Team

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Gedolim Address BMG Dirshu Chaburah Siyum HaShas BY YAAKOV SILBER What a simcha, what an accomplishment One chaburah has learned Shas from beginning to endnot just learned Shas but has been koneh Shas

shu of Beth Medrash Govoha, members. They are true equal partners in this Siyum HaShas. Words cannot do justice to the atmosphere of pure simcha permeating the room as the music played and the entire

Touro Continued from Page 53 grateful to find a campus culture that includes kosher food, a daily minyan, Torah lectures, a synagogue, and the observance of Shabbos and yom tov. The faculty understand

Mayor Barkat To Keynote YU Hanukkah Dinner In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem, the Honorable Nir Barkat, mayor of Jerusalem, is scheduled to

YU Hanukkah Dinner Continued from Page 55 tional leader in business, culture, and innovation. His record of closing economic gaps in the citys education system, driving tourism to the city, and enhanc

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Swish For Sderot The first annual American Friends of Sderot EighthGrade Yeshiva Day School Boys Basketball Tournament got under way this past week. Sixteen yeshiva day schools from the New YorkNew Je

ASHAR vs. MDS YHT vs. YDH way for HALB was Jojo Vilensky with 16 points. Steven Levian led North Shore with 21 points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. The standings of the tournament

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 59 down. Quickly, Sammy Sokol hit an andone layup, and then captain Daniel Wisotsky did the same. With three minutes to go, Marcus drew a critical charge which altere

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 61 3rdand4thgrade Team Lobos with coach Nachum Klein Ritas came storming back in the third period, netting 3 goals to get the victory. Gourmet Glatt 2, Maidenbaum 0

by the government. Arabs are building illegally as well as getting permits for legal construction, while Jews are waiting indefinitely for permits to build. No one is stopping the illegal building. Th

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 63 News From Shevach HS Students Aim for the Stars with Chesed Blastoff. Before the break for the yamim tovim, the multipurpose room of Shevach High School was

Electchester Electrical Building, Parsons Boulevard and Jewel Avenue in Flushing, New York. Dedicated to the memory of Slava Frenkel, ah, Admission donation to hachnassas kallah. Mrs. Shira Smiles Mir

Five Towns Composer On Grammy Ballot Life Sometimes, the new piano solo album from chassidic composer and Five Towns resident Sarah Dukes, has passed the initial voting stage and has been included on

Gad Elbaz Continued from Page 65 tener, by mixing original and biblical texts with ballads, harmonies, MiddleEastern rhythms, and modern pop. Many of the songs are a collaboration between Gad and his

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS News From Shulamith SixthGraders Visit Ellis Island. On Monday, October 31, on a glorious fall day, the sixthgrade class of Shulamith Middle Division enjoyed a trip to Ellis Isla

what weve learned in school but also emotionally. Shulamith thanks the chaperones, principal Mrs. Rookie Billet, parents Mrs. Hertz and Mrs. Mandel, and teachers Morah Hoffman, Mrs. Norowitz, Ms. Snyd

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 69 the limudei kodesh curriculum, a glimpse into the schools extracurricular offerings, and smaller breakout sessions where parents were able to meet the admi

JCC Upcoming Events The Marion and Aaron Gural JCC is located at 207 Grove Avenue in Cedarhurst. For more information, call 5165696733 or visit www.guraljcc.org. Shemoneh Esreih Lecture Series. A powe

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 71 Each representative received an incentive for performing and incredible accolades from rebbeim, teacher, and friends. year. Under the leadership of senio

will speak to each of us. A shiur that will delve into each kapitel of Tehillim and help us understand what we are saying. Each week, as in the past, noted rabbanim of the community will enlighten us

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 73 children start asking if Banana and Swiper will be visiting. Who, you may ask, are Banana and Swiper Two stars of the phenomenal Party Pets menagerie of ex

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 75 While the tenthgraders enjoyed a wonderful Shabbos party with games, nosh, and the making of Shabbatograms, the eleventhgraders peeled potatoes and onions,

ended up staying at a beautiful hotel and Rabbi Klatzko spoke a number of times over Pesach. One of the people who heard him asked if he could speak in their shul. Rabbi Klatzko said yes. In that spee

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 ous opportunities afforded to the students at HANC. The opening session concluded with an awesome video, which can be viewed at www.hanc.org. Parents and s

A Parents View Of Mesivta Yam HaTorah BY LOREY FRIEDMAN Four years ago, my youngest son, my husband, and I were faced with the task of deciding on a mesivta for him to join, which would set the course

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 83 Rambam has a longstanding history of community activism and proIsrael advocacy. Principal Rabbi Yotav Eliach, teaches a college approved course on religio

a great political future, and if you love Israel, lets hope he succeeds. Unlike most politicians who just say what people want to hear, Bolton said in a statement shaped by his philosophy, We must be

Goldfeder Joins YU To Lead Government Relations Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder has joined Yeshiva University as assistant vicepresident for government relations. In his new role, Goldfeder is working t

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Trump Win Proves The System Isnt Rigged BY HOWARD BARBANEL The election wasnt rigged. Confounding the pollsters, the pundits, the media, and conventional wisdom, Donald J. Trumpentertainer, entreprene

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Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Election Day No school tomorrow or Friday Yussie announced as he came off the bus on Monday this week. I know. We are going to Brooklyn tomorrow morning. W

Will vs. Trust Is One Better Than The Other PROVIDED BY AVI ASHKENAZY trust. You can add assets to the trust and remove assets thereafter. How Do They Compare While both a will and a revocable living

2016 Election Results NASSAU COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS UNOFFICIAL RESULTS AS OF WEDNESDAY MORNING Candidate U.S. Senate Charles E. Schumer Wendy Long Congress, 3rd District Thomas R. Suozzi Jack M. M

was when 40 tables worth of daughters, mothers, and grandmothers said the berachah in unison to pray for their fellow women. Thank you to studentactivities coordinator Ms. Leah Moskovich for organizin

Why Trump Won Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN The media will be discussing the election and how the surprising end came to be that Donald Trump was victorious. The media are in a state of shock

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A Movement Toward Truth BY BORUCH DELMAN SFAS TAMIM COMMITTEE The last 35 years have been a success. We have focused our efforts on raising the consciousness of a generation. Netzor leshoncha meirawe

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