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See Pages 35 See Page 19 See Page 77 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 16 NO. 1 5 TISHREI 5776 SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 FROM THE EDIT

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TEFILLAH KEHILLAH Continued from Front Cover Yisrael. Please have him in mind during your tefillos. The yemei Elul are here and the Yom HaDin is almost upon us. In our own lives, we each have so many

FEATURES Aliyah Chronicle Shmuel Katz 33 38 78 42 65 69 76 31 47 93 1, 29, 90 21 22 51 11 56 58 44 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter Commun

TEFILLAH KEHILLAH Continued from Page 7 need to develop the keen awareness that even in the good times He has to be standing with us for us to thrive, and through tefillah we are afforded this precio

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover result, it will be implemented over the next several months as U.S. policy on Iran. The New York Times reported last week that the effort to have the Iran de

LUACH September 18September 23 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 5 Tishrei Friday, September 18 Daf yomi Nazir 27 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag haminchah Candle Lightin

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 11 It seems that for the time being, the more Mr. Netanyahu criticized the Iran deal, the more Mr. Obama has to do for Israel. That might only be part of the curren

Magenyour shieldthat that there is an uninterrupted and ceaseless nature to the connection between you and HaKadosh Baruch Hu. This is the highest level we can hope to achieve, Rabbi Trump says, an ar

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover Rav Hershel Schachter, a leading halachic posek and a champion of the rights of agunos, had voiced serious dissent against what he sees as radically innovat

Dear Rabbi Lopatin, Thanks for your response. I do not know of anyone in the yeshiva community who would marry a child from such an annulment. The yeshiva world and community is not an insignificant s

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MEDIATION Continued from Front Cover her side she argues the law when an attorney has the facts on his side, he argues the facts and when an attorney has neither, he just argues. We have to ask oursel

Jerusalem Resident Killed In Rock Attack On Rosh Hashanah BY JONATHAN BENEDEK Alexander Levlovitz, the Israeli who was killed in a rock attack on his car on Rosh Hashanah, was buried on WednesFollowin

Soaring To The Heavens, YomKippur Style BY SANDY ELLER Eve of 11 Tishrei 5774Today I was an angel. Not for the whole day, maybe not even for an entire hour, but there were moments today when I managed

insights on THE TORAH Pursue Peace BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE Moshe Rabbeinu went from tent to tent in the encampment of the Jewish nation, speaking words of peace to the families in each tent

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters Passive Labor One of the greatest paradoxes of a life of faith concerns the need to work for a living. If Gd is the source of all blessings, why toil t

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CHASSIDIC MASTERS Continued from Page 22 was a subjugation of the material to serve the Divine. So on the day after the first Yom Kippur, immediately following Gds full forgiveness of Israels sin, Mos

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Haym Salomon Continued from Page 24 Guests at the event, held on Tuesday, September 8, enjoyed a sumptuous fivestar buffet, an open bar with whiteglove service, and elegant monogrammed giveaways. The

for up to four hours a day. They will make sure you receive the maximum amount of therapy, with stateoftheart technology and equipment, so you can get back to the life you loved. They specialize in re

Happy Days At HAFTR Students eagerly ran to begin their new school year at HAFTR. The engaging teachers welcomed the children to the colorful and fun facilities to enjoy time with their friends as th

Rav Malkiel Kotler Pens New Sefer On Teshuvah Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN A new sefer on Hilchos Teshuvah that deals with a number of fascinating topics on hilchos teshuvah was released by

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DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The Nazir Cant Have Rashi The daf yomi is now learning Tractate Nazir. Daf yomi learners relish when the daf that they learn relates to their daily lives, bu

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OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz few days. Yet I cannot deny that the juxtaposition of the end of the yearespecially the end of the Shemittah year with this rare storm led to a moment Dusting Off

Helping Israels Farmers In Eighth Year Of Shmitah BY DAVE MATKOWSKY Many people assume that Shmitah, the Torahmandated sabbatical year during which planting, harvesting, and other agricultural activit

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real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Its A Mabul Out There Since Hurricane Sandy, Five Towns homebuyers have been much more diligent about checking the houses location on the updated fl

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REAL ESTATE Continued from Page 36 owner does not have flood insurance, the prospective homeowner should contact his insurance company, give them the address of the house under consideration, and ask

be covered as an act of Gd, replied Rabbi Dayan, unless it was determined that the homeowner was negligent in not securing the patio table to the porch. In that case, the buildings propertydamage liab

Running For Yachad BY NICKI TALLER After seeing some posts on Facebook a few months ago, I told my husband, David, that I was thinking of running the Miami ING HalfMarathon with Yachad. His first resp

Nicki and Max prepare for the race Then came the summer of 2014 Arianas turn. Ariana is no Max. She tends to growl at people who annoy her pretty much everyone. This is the girl who threw up her hand

On The Front Lines BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Yom Kippur is a time to be mochel people. Forgive and forget, they say. And Ive got that covered. As time goes on, I find that Im getting better at forgetting

and hawing, he finally starts going, and then another child will always fight to beat him to it. Where were you before, when I was trying to convince the first kid to do it And now they both really wa

The Missing Piece My Journey BY MICHELE HERENSTEIN I recently finished a 1,000piece jigsaw puzzle. I had decided that I needed something new to keep my mind sharp, and honestly, I believe jigsaws are

ple live with, often having no way to make things better. We may see people over these chagim, and be happy to spend time with them, and still feel pain at the same time. These are not mutually exclus

THATS THE WAY IT IS Continued from Page 45 The placement of the poles was important because in one of the sukkahs four walls there was supposed to be a doorway. It remains unclear to me why I thought

DAFYOMISHIURIM In the 5 Towns Far Rockaway Area Question I met a woman at a Shabbaton a while back. After thinking about her for more than a month, I contacted one of the shadchanim from the weekend t

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 47 the Shabbaton you both attended. If you had respected normal protocol, we would not be having this conversation in the first place. I am not deliberately trying to

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5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword All About Jonah BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Glazer of comedy 6. Israeli city spelled several different ways 10. Director Peter 14. Goes on the light rail 15. Bar m

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Working Together Former 5T Resident Builds Hub Etzion When Amy Gottlieb Shuter left Cedarhurst with her husband and sevenyearold triplets, she had no idea how her story was going to turn out. No one c

Our Gifts To Kohanim Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM Note As we recall the service performed in the Beis HaMikdash on Yom Kippur, it is an appropriate t

cies are almost uniformly unaware of its details and specific requirements. Igud Kohanim has launched its campaign to restore the giving of the foreleg, cheeks, and abomasum to kohanim and to the mitz

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Last week I was reading an article in a magazine and I came across the following line When I think of the word family I get a warm, fuzzy feeling all over and

idays, it is usually glaringly obvious to us whats not working. This is true for anyone not living a perfect storybook life, in which all the puzzle pieces of ones life fit perfectly together, allowin

HalfMillion Jews Join In Special Day Of Tefillah BY CHAIM GOLD It felt like Neilah on Yom Kippur. Tens of gedolei Yisrael pouring their hearts out in tefillah. Venerated rabbanim, reciting the 13 Midd

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Dirshu Continued from Page 60 ern Bnei Brak and talmid muvhak of Rav Shmuel Wosner, ztl Rav Simcha HaKohen Kook, chief rabbi of Rechovot Rav Dovid Alter, son of the Gerer Rebbe Rav Shlomo Kanievsky, s

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS MAY Freshmen Overcome Challenges Together Confidence, trust, and striving for excellence were just some of the many goals facilitated at Mesivta Ateres Yaakovs ninthgrade orienta

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 65 funding, 15,000 will go directly to the JCCRPs food pantry, which provides food packages to about 1,800 residents a month and serves anyone and everyone, a

School board trustee Tova Plaut, thirdgrade teacher Kathleen Robertson in her new classroom, and district employee Chicki Zangari so proud of our schools and the work that has been done to make the f

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 67 improve their life, says LauerListhaus, who has spent 20 years helping people renegotiate their roles as parents while dealing with their own emotional adj

Community News From Around The World Landmark Agreement For Einstein College Of Medicine Montefiore Health System and Yeshiva University have finalized a new landmark agreement for Albert Einstein Col

Community News Continued from Page 69 and compete in various science competitions. Also in attendance at the symposium were YUHSG alumnae Julia Landsberg 12, Briana Friedman 13, and Michal Auerbach 13

Keren Dovid Continuing The Legacy Of R Dovid Winiarz By Rabbi Jonathan Gewirtz You cannot be all things to all people, but R Dovid Winiarz, zl, appeared to be pretty close to it. A teacher, a friend,

Community News Continued from Page 71 classscheduled to be the 100th graduating class of YUHSBwere excited to meet their new teachers and fellow classmates as they embark on their highschool adventure

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We Have A Mezuzah On Our Door Mrs. Rivka Holtzman, Hebrewcurriculum teacher Mrs. Joyce Yarmak, principal of the Lower Division of Shulamith and Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky Rabbi Perry Tirschwell, execu

Behind The Scenes At Bnos Malka Academy BY RABBI MICHAEL WEICHSELBAUM Some things are just more readily apparent than others. At a wedding, we pull our car up to the hall and a man in a red jacket see

Political Roundup Rally For Better Iran Deal, September 20 A Call to Conscience The Rabbinicled Rally for a Better Iran Deal has been scheduled for Sunday, September 20, 1200 noon at the United States

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CLASSIFIED ADS Continued from Page 81 Political Roundup Continued from Page 76 Sandy hit, and who are just now in the process of rebuilding their homes after receiving New York Rising and Build It Ba

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A Muslim Lady Calls The Rabbi In his work with sick patients over the past 30 years, Rabbi Avraham Lider has witnessed some extraordinary moments and literal miracles. Recently, a social worker from a

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Call The Rabbi Continued from Page 86 man. Meanwhile his wife left for Turkey, torn between her family obligations. Astonishingly, the man got better after four days he opened his eyes, and gradually

Why Is Beis Din Involved In Esrogim BY YAAKOV CHARLAP It says in the Torah that every seventh year is Shemittah, and we are prohibited from working the land of Israel. You are not allowed to plow, pla

The Proper Way To Eat On Yom Kippur Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN It is one of those things that no one really learns, almost like that elephant in the room that we dont want to talk about. P

completely feasible from a medical perspective, such a person should eat and drink only in amounts that are below the threshold. Time Durations What is considered an eating or drinking session Ideall

Halachic Musings Continued from Page 91 water if your doctor does not advise it for you. The recipe that best fits the bill, in this authors opinion, is a roomtemperature 16.9ounce bottle of water, mi

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz Preparing For A Fast The days after Rosh Hashanah are a time to reflect and prepare for the upcoming day of Yom Kippur both mentally and physically. While we would Morocc

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