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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover Benjamin Netanyahus definitive opposition to the agreement. There are unsettled situations with Israels neighbors, and a peace process that is more bluster a

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 11 found an issue that just about every listener can get emotional about. I said that if they were conducting a talk show circus about Bibis pool, it was only becau

Meeting with Rav Chaim, shlita, in Bnei Brak work and operate in Bnei Brak. But this is not about the teeming streets of this yeshiva and chareidioriented city. This is about that little corner of th

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover and women of the IDF on the military base in Shechem. Most of the plan worked out extremely well. But the government of Israel would not cooperate. And though th

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 14 Tomb and the Patriarchs Cave, the burial site of Yosef is smack dab in the middle of downtown Shechem, a potentially volatile and dangerous place for Jews at any tim

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 16 kovs dream about the angels on the ladder at Bet El. Then there was Yosefs dream about sheaves bowing down to his sheaf and the stars serving and acceding to him as

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ORTHODOX ALLSTARS Continued from Front Cover Orthodox Jewish AllStars event had been generating much buzz, and the excitement was palpable. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert A

ORTHODOX ALLSTARS Continued from Page 20 Issamar Ginzberg, a marketing guru who was named one of Inc. Magazines Top 10 Entrepreneurs and is the grandson of prominent Chassidic rabbis Laurel Steinher

ORTHODOX ALLSTARS Continued from Page 21 written by fashion bloggers alongside ancient Torah wisdom from New Yorks great rabbis, Allison explained. Its so important for us to have these great particip

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover wrote a sefer on lifnei iver, and we have a lifnei iver question If someone is morbidly obese and comes in and orders an ice cream such as cookies and cream

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 26 bition when the violator is willfully violating it Rav Moshe Feinstein IM YD I 72 rules that one can only rely upon this Dagul Mervavah in combination with anot

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Gan Chamesh Students Explore Chanukah Light Museum As part of Gan Chameshs Chanukah Fun House celebration where parents enjoyed a funfilled Chanukah experience with their children, Gan Chamesh feature

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Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Light Up The Night More presents, Mommy Im not sure, Yussie. We will see. I find this holiday very challenging. How do I share gifts amongst loved ones wit

Whats Being An Artist Got To Do With It Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO Whats being an artist got to do with it Everything An artist must believe in his feelings and put feeling into his beliefs. He has t

insights on THE TORAH Vayigash The Seventieth Soul From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN How many Jews came down to Egypt Though at the time of the Exodus we left with 600,000 men of military age

Hire Education The Job Hunter BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER Many of my young clients or their parents ask about the role of higher education in preparing for the world of work. In my wellknown humility, I

Raining Cats And Dogs BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER As a member of the media, I feel it is my job to periodically remind you to be very afraid of something, in case you forget. This time, its animals showing

Why on earth would someone stick four livestock into a Fiat The car was barely large enough for four people. I dont even think it had four doors. I think he had to lean forward to let them climb in. A

Shor Yoshuv Continued from Page 37 Freundlich is the daughter of Aaron Dovid Cohen, zl, one of the first students in Shor Yoshuv and a pillar of the Shor Yoshuv community. Mrs. Freundlichs dedication

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real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen eral of these types of mailboxes with the long chutes so that drivers could deposit their outgoing mail without leaving their cars and without causi

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MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Ive been married to Chaim for about two years now, and his sister, Barbara, is driving me crazy. I just dont know how to handle her anymore. I saw the problem

gerated reactions to situations appear to fill some deepseated need within them. Its good advice to try avoiding drama queens at all costs. They just take up too much of ones energy and put a strain o

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Revised Opinion Last week, I groused about Chanukah and Thanksgiving falling on the same day. My feeling was that, since I enjoy both these holidays so much

Record Numbers Attend Ohels 44th Annual Gala The attendance of more than 1,200 guests and highranking elected officials stood as bold testimony to communitywide support for Ohel as a preeminent provid

Ohel Gala Continued from Page 45 spoke of New York States commitment to people with disabilities, and of the important role of the new Justice Center. Messages of support of Ohels work were also conve

than Marks, and Jeffrey Schwartz, all from the Five Towns. Also celebrated at this years gala were two All Stars of Camp Kaylie, Ohels premiere summer camp Nina Bernheim, daughter of Malkie and Josh B

Gedolei Yisrael Urge Participation In Dirshu Daf Hayomi BHalacha BY CHAIM GOLD As Dirshus popular daf hayomi bhalacha program is set to embark on chelek vav, gedolei Yisrael have issued an unprecedent

imperative to learn halacha and the amazing contribution to this goal achieved by Dirshu In previous generations, we merited the clear Mishnah Berurah of Maran the Chofetz Chaim, ztl, who gathered in

From Oh No To Good To Go How To Lose Your Holiday Weight And Keep It Off BY DR. BO ROSENBLAT CHIEF PHYSICIAN, DR. BOS DIET After the fun of the holidays has ended and its time to get back to real lif

it can also result in failure and emotional detriment. When you feel like you are doing your part but you arent seeing results, the emotional toll it takes can set back both your selfesteem and your p

Rebbes Of Satmar And Vishnitz Deliver Major Addresses Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM The Rebbes of Satmar. As reported here Satmars Grand Armories, Mac

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz 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 Shor Yoshuv

THE DISH Continued from Page 53 richer, thicker consistency coating your meats and veggies. Dressings and Dips. Miso dressings are fabulous on cooked vegetables, leafy green salads especially spinach,

investigated. And the mayor reportedly said that the election was fairly conducted, the results conclusive, and that people should wait for the police to weigh in with their report before raising the

The Mantle Is The Message The Color of Leadership BY TOBY KLEIN GREENWALD These latest parashiot of the Torah readings remind me of the summer and fall of 2001, when the women of the Raise Your Spirit

5TJT Puzzle Egyptian Cinema BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Pashmina, e.g. 5. Black snake 10. Preserve, in a way 14. Water carrier 15. Middle East ruler, var. 16. Cousin of a bassoon 17. Acreage 18. Abandons

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Shared Shovel It was snowing Snowflakes drifted down in swirls, covering the ground with a beautiful blanket of white. W

the minimal value of the letter when he stole it, or the more recent inflated price The answer is neither he pays what its value was at the time it was sold. Although generally one must pay the owner

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS SKA Chanukah Is For Chesed The warm holiday atmosphere of Chanukah continued unabated when the students of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls returned after the Thanksgi

to leave their home during World War II. When they returned to their home after the war, they couldnt find their menorahs. Morah Katz said that she was very sad that she didnt have a menorah and that

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 61 have even arranged with some local mental health professionals to provide quality therapy at minimal cost. The annual brunch of the Bikur Cholim of Far Roc

PRIVILEGE Continued from Front Cover sion to forgo having children. As a Conservative Jew raised in the Midwest, she writes, I always assumed Id have kids. . . . In my mind, being a grownup meant havi

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 63 the second session July 30August 24 will have as its final performance the musical Disneys Mulan Jr. In addition to rehearsals and training, campers will e

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 65 place in the attic and shared the paltry food that they possessed. At one point, the Nazis, on one of their many routine inspections, barged in on the Polz

titions during the course of the week, including the MVP awards to the MVPs of each division. This year, MVP was privileged to have Basketball Hall of Famer Nate Tiny Archibaldthe only player in NBA h

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 67 Three carloads of volunteers followed Robbie and Judy in their bus, together with Dr. Neal Goldberg and his clowns from Lev LeytzanThe Compassionate Clown

all the gifts, took out the guitars and a huge bag of candy and nosh, and then went singing up the stairs and into the house. Everyone was jumping up and down, spinning like dreidels. What a scene Suc

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ Last Thursday, Thanksgiving night, my husband and I went to a late movie at 11 p.m. I dont remember when we last went to a movie, since there isnt much today that

and their incredible Community Chanukah Carnival, which attracted hundreds of youngsters and their parents from Queens and beyond. Inflatable Slide Bounce, games, food, The Kosher Clown, Elmo, ScoobyD


Prayers From Prison Repercussions Of The Tal Law Rav Shmuel Auerbach, shlita, traveled to IDF Prison 6 on Wednesday morning, 1 Teves, to give chizuk to a 19yearold yeshiva talmid imprisoned for being

The Get Obsession BY ALIZA BASMENACHEM It was about 15 years ago, while working for a Jewish newspaper, when I read an article that was submitted for publication about women being refused a get. The a

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Get Obsession Continued from Page 74 remarriage are on Hashems calendar. He has His Divine plans. In fact, I want to rephrase that. Its not just that Hashem has designated this time to be without a hu

letters to THE EDITOR The Truth Hurts Dear Editor, Thank you for printing the letter written by Rabbi Frankel in last weeks issue. I read and reread it and found it to be intellectually honest and tho

A Five Towns Simcha PHOTO BY IVAN H NORMAN LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 77 or what extracurricular activities a child should attend, rather than a judge who doesnt know the family Why ta

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Chanukah In Israel The Year In Israel BY MAX FRUCHTER Chanukah, as Im sure will come as no surprise, is a major holiday celebration in Israel. One could see it coming weeks before its time thanks to t

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U.S. Official Doesnt Know If Abbas Made Assurances In Arabic BY TOBY KLEIN GREENWALD David Makovsky, on leave from the Washington Institute, was named to the State Departments IsraeliPalestinian peace

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State Department Continued from Page 88 our comprehensive efforts to find a way forward that meets the legitimate security needs of Israel. TKG What is your realistic assessment of what the outcome wi

Israeli Wine Reaches Vietnam BY ANNA HARWOOD The Golan Heights Winery, which produces, markets, and exports premium wines worldwide, has been selected to be the first Israeli winery to be marketed to

Community News From Around The World Touro Professor Honored By ZOA The Zionist Organization of America honored Professor Anne Bayefsky, the director of the Touro College Institute on Human Rights and

nization that provides a comprehensive range of medical, rehabilitative, and community services, including longterm housing, day centers for the elderly, and resources like the Reuth Eshel call center

Community News Continued from Page 93 traditional cooking, Falic continued. If we help one Jewish person change their perception of kosher food, and one day keep a kosher home, then we will have achie


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