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See Page 75 See Page 13 See Pages 35 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 15 NO. 14 11 TEVES 5775 JANUARY 2, 2015 FROM THE EDITOR

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FEATURES Business Halacha R Meir Orlian 42 76 36 59 83 90 44 55 51 1, 25 35 40 48 53 89 16 56 38 80 Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter Community News Around The Five Towns

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OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Front Cover number of years. For some reason, they keep inviting me back for literacy week. I address the student body on the art of writing an interesting artic


OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Page 10 recting their character. On the other hand, if the sons of Leah allowed their brother to remain incarcerated until Binyamin arrived, without attempting t

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LUACH January1July 9 July 1January 10 ZIP Code 11516 10 Teves Taanis Thursday, January 1 Asarah BTeves Dawn Midday Earliest Minchah Fast ends 550 am 1158 am 1229 pm 516 pm 524 pm CALENDAR 11 Teves

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 12 of Bayit HaYehudi, which, the polls say with some consistency, can garner up to 18 Knesset seats, making it the thirdlargest party behind Likud and Labor. Labor Part

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover to the killings was directed and choreographed by none other than chief Obama adviser and strategist Valerie Jarrett. Ms. Jarrett, a confidante of Obama goin

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 19 administration had launched an investigation and as soon as they know, we will know. It has been twoandahalf years and we are still waiting for the definitive wo

ZIONISM Continued from Front Cover These individuals are leaders in our Zionist youth movements, organizers of the Celebrate Israel Parade, teachers at the top Jewish educational institutions, and the

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ZIONISM Continued from Page 21 taught, studied, and spoken everywhere, and is a central component of Jewish education. Anyone who speaks Hebrew should be deemed an ardent Zionist. However, if Zionism

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The Ethical Will Of Rav Yehudah HaChassid Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN Youre doing construction Dont close off that window Dont you dare go out with her She has the same name as your mother

Halachic Musings Continued from Page 25 33. Not to have two married brothers residing in the same city. It is unclear whether this was observed. YH. 34. Not to have three families living in the same h

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SeventhGrade Update In a rematch of the opening game of the seventhgrade basketball season, Flatbush squared off against HAFTR, this time on HAFTRs home court. The last time these two teams met, HAFTR

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 28 hampered by the absence of Jackie Mizrahi, a key inside presence in the last matchup. In the second half, North Shore slowly got some separation and stretched it o

mountable deficit. But one thing that appears to run from generation to generation at Flatbush is that its basketball players never quit. Behind the continuous waves of pressure defense and some clutc

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 31 League playoffs with a strong 4528 win at HAFTR on Thursday night. The Falcons came in to HAFTR at 70, off a close win against YDE on Tuesday night. HAFTR was also

Boys JV Eastern Division Flatbush HAFTR North Shore HANC DRS Shaare Torah YDE Magen David Rambam Ezra Western Division SAR MTA Frisch TABC Ramaz Heschel JEC Kushner Hillel 80 60 72 44 34 34 36 25 25

Ossies Toy Fund The Chanukah Miracles Continue For over a decade, Robbie and Judy Schonfeld have been dedicating their hearts, souls, and fundraising efforts to bring the greatest joy, happiness, and

insights on THE TORAH Lets Make A Deal BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE Yaakov makes Yosef promise him in Parashas Vayechi that Yaakov will be buried in Mearas Hamachpeilah, which was bought from Ef

Awkward Meals BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER If youve ever considered opening your own business, youve probably thought about restaurants. People love restaurants. You get to sit there like royalty while some

What youll see inside Pitch Black ing. Yes, refrigerators have a light, but the first thing we do is disable it. Will it work Its hard to say. From what Ive read about the restaurant, its really loud

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Everything I read these days seems to have to do with the shidduch crisis. Thats all I ever hear about. But I think most people are missing the boat regarding

cues are being transmitted What does it mean when he says . . . What does it mean when she doesnt say . . . When do I let him know that Im interested How do I let her know that Im interested You

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters Yaakovs Three Lives The 147 years of Yaakovs life can be divided, the Lubavitcher Rebbe notes, into three general periods a The first 77 years of his l

But we also know times of powerlessness and subordination times when we are faced with circumstances which we have neither the ability to control nor to even resist times when it seems that life has b

Power Of Family Continued from Page 41 such as in exchange for services, labor, or material goods, as an allowance or gift, or as interest when money is loaned up front. Explain that the money any fam

The Rema maintains that this is considered meisah machmas melachah, since the attack occurred on account of the travel, explained Rabbi Dayan. The Rosh, however, disagrees, since the loss of the anima

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 43 The Machaneh Chaim vol. II, C.M. 49 rules that a sofer who published the rulings of other rabbanim under his own name is a thief, for stealing the Torah knowled

he couldnt do it nicely and discuss things with you in a mature way His behavior leaves much to be desired. But since he decided to go that route, make use of that same strategy and have this friend f

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insights on THE TORAH Vayechi Living For Life From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN And Jacob lived . . . Bereishis 4728 A title usually reflects the theme of the subject matter. Genesis is about

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman How Lucky Are We As Jews, we certainly are the chosen people. As if there isnt enough proof of that I offer the following examplewe get to celebrate two New

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THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz Emulsions Mixing Oil And Water Everyone knows that oil and water dont mix. When you shake oil and water vigorously, they combine for a short time, but then they separate.

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword On The Corners BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Branch of Judaism, like 57Across, once 5. Many a ski 9. Water colors 14. Where to find Joseph and Ephraim in America 15.

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real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen To Buy Or Not To Buy At this time of year, a person could easily spend several hours just going through all the flyers, ads, and catalogues coming i

Find Your Dieting Personality And Find Yourself Thinner BY DR. BO ROSENBLAT CHIEF PHYSICIAN FOR DR. BOS DIET Figuring out your dieting personality can sometimes be a little tricky. Dont assume that j

Chanukah In Uman Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM What happens in Uman does not stay in Uman. Rosh Hashanah events are relished and animatedly relived an

Welcoming The Broder Rebbe PHOTO BY SENDER SCHWARTZ The Broder Rebbe of Monsey was a guest at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Korman for a special melaveh malkah in November. LR Dr. Korman, Rabbi Naft

MACHBERES Continued from Page 56 who had died al kiddush Hashem 42 years earlier. After WWII ended, no one could even contemplate restoring the cemetery. Nevertheless, a few dedicated Breslover chassi

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Bring Your Father To School Day At SKA Ninthgraders at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls had a wonderful morning on December 25 when they were joined by their fathers f

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 59 day and was turned away by a security guard because of suspicious behavior. There is no report of the guard reporting the behavior to anyone, taking a desc

MAYs Chanukah mesibah entertainment drew the crowd onto the dance floor where talmidim and rebbeim broke out into leibidik dancing. Walls were shaking and tables rattling as talmidim embraced the dep

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 61 the challenges that face us as parents and explore insights from Jewish wisdom to instill values, foster independence, and ensure the longterm success and

for the delicious snacks. They also acknowledge the generosity of the Chag HaChumash sponsors. Thanks to Jeannie Toplin and HANC custodians Luis and Santiago for their help in creating a meaningful mi

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 63 sounds were coming from such a young group. Members of the airport staff were singing and clapping while passersby were taking pictures and videos of the e

information for caregivers of patients in critical care situations. All of the sessions offered QA at the end, culled from questions penned by listeners during the sessions. The evening was topped off

NEWS FROM RAMBAM MESIVTA Continued from Page 65 break, boys reassembled for another shiur with Rabbi Friedman followed by Minchah and a rousing session of singing during the third seudah. The singing,

Remembering Harvey Gordon, BY BENZION KAPLAN A large crowd of mourners gathered at Yeshiva Darchei Torah on December 3 for the levayah of Harvey Chaim Tuvia Gordon, zl, who served the yeshiva for the


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TROPICANA Continued from Front Cover November 28. The article had reported findings that the bugs were not prevalent enough to be considered a miyut hamatzui since we had found them only in about 1 in

den bug must be and 4 the obligation to check for something in a near lookalike mixture. I. Filtering 1. Some rabbis have said that one may consume fruits and vegetables when, after adequate cleansin

TROPICANA Continued from Page 71 B. Other poskim hold that a bug is considered nirah leinayim only if it can be identifiable as a bug to the trained persons naked eye. They hold that if it appears as

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A Five Towns Simcha Strengthening Torah Mazal tov to the Schechter family on the bat mitzvah of their daughter Adina. The simcha was held on Sunday, December 28, at the Ateres Nechama Liba Simcha Ha

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SERVICES PROVIDED Fitness Training Rabbi Reuvein Scharf First Sergeant I.D.F. Naval Special Forces Retired Reality Based Martial Arts Mindfulness Coaching Master Instructor, 35 Yrs Experience Fitness

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Far Rockaway open house Multi level home on oversized property 165 deep Location Lawrence Contemporary 10BR 6bths col. Soaring ceilings, banquet Fdnr, huge granite chefs EIK, all

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News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ Depressing news keeps repeating itself. Israeli policemen were stabbed Ayala bat Rut Shapira, an 11yearold, is on a respirator after the car she was in with her fa

CLASSIFIED ADS Continued from Page 79 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 Sh

News From The Hills Continued from Page 80 In Mrs. Reisbaums discussion with the girls, they decided to plan a multifaceted fundraiser. Recognizing everyones varied talents and strengths, the grade sp

Community News From Around The World Wiesenthal Captivates Central Group Salvit 15 of choir, Allison Reich 15 of band, Aviva Massihesraelian 15 and Tali Greenberg 15 of stomp, Daniella Bressler 15 and

News From The Hills Continued from Page 82 tion 500 ArtScroll 360 Seasons plus 150 Mechys Deli 500 restaurant package Disney vacation package to Florida Lchaim package and more For any questions or to

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Community News Continued from Page 84 munitywide solidarity with the NYPD at this difficult time. Funds will be distributed in consultation with and guidance from Brooklyn South NYPD precinct commande

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Palestinian Draft Resolution Fails In UN Security Council BY REUTERS A Palestinian draft resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territories by late 2017 was defeated in the UN Secu

letters to THE EDITOR The Truth About De Blasio Dear Editor, Telling the truth is an important part of Judaism it is part of our Ten Commandments. Yet the Five Towns Jewish Times failed that test when

True Blue Pals DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Maaser Motivations The Torah awarded kohanim with terumah gifts. After terumah was separated from freshly grown Israeli produce, the farmer w


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