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HOW ARE WE DOING Continued from Front Cover I read some weeks ago got me thinking about the mayors catchphrase and I wondered How are we, the American Torahaffiliated community, doing The yom tov seas

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HOW ARE WE DOING Continued from Page 4 pur, for we have unfortunately become accustomed over the years to a complete break from mesorah, today found even in the camp of openOrthodoxy. What disturbed m

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israels capital city. The weather so far this week has been splendid and springlike. With my fathers yahrzeit coming up o

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 9 The driver, Adi, is wellversed in English and even more talkative. He looks at us in his rearview mirror and the first thing he says is, Are you from Lawrence He

RAV SHTEINMAN, ZTL Continued from Front Cover with the sage advice of the gadol hador, but feeling Rav Shteinmans genuine ahavas Yisrael and the knowledge that the eitzah, or advice, he had given was


RAV SHTEINMAN, ZTL Continued from Page 11 The Jewish people have lost a lighthouse of spirit, heritage, and ethics, Netanyahu said. Rav Shteinman established an important link in the chain of thousand

OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Front Cover write a full article about either one of them. But we cant ignore the other big news of the day, Trumps epic announcement regarding Jerusalem, and we

LUACH December 14December 23 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 26 Kislev CALENDAR Thursday, December 14 2nd day Chanukah Thursday night 3rd Chanukah light 27 Kislev Erev Shabbos Friday, December 15 3rd

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OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Page 14 was not one single court appearance over the two and a half years when he didnt plead with me with real tears, Im begging you, Mr. David, please get my k

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover up. And this has nothing to do with Purim or any other occasions to dress up in this fashion. Josh Aryeh of Lawrence is the caped crusader, the mythological supe

after a brief interrogation I was enlisted to appear at a policesponsored event for ill children over the coming holiday season, he says. Walking into hospitals was another matter, as hospital securit

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 21 Robin. Besides Batman, there are associates of Josh who often accompany him dressed as Robin, SpiderMan, and other fictional superheroes who are idolized to an exten

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 23 the prohibitive pricing in the old planes. So now in the new planes, theres business class, which is a steppedup, more comfortable coach class, and then just coach.

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Jewish Soul Food, Finally Made Healthy Too often, Jewish recipes have too much salt, fat, sugar, and processed foods and lack whole grains and fresh ingredients. But now, Paula Shoyer, a bestselling a

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HEALTHY JEWISH KITCHEN Continued from Page 26 of the pans and use your hands or a spoon to scoop up and drop clumps of the potato mixture, a little less than cup, onto the pan. I use my hands. Press

Moriah School students selling snacks at the tournament to raise money for Tomchei Shabbos their lead to 3121. YOF then went on a 101 run and took a 3231 lead. With four minutes left, YOF held a 3735

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 29 Sakkal led MDY with 10 points and was selected as their allstar. Benny Mann, Coach of MDY, expressed how much he and his team enjoyed the Swish for Sderot Tourname

and support from everyone has been extremely positive and encouraging. There were minyanim for Minchah and Maariv during the course of the day. Special thanks to the Moriah School students, who sold s

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Nesting Instinct Dear Esther, Our 26yearold son, Ben, is still living at home. Unlike our other children who have moved on and out, Ben has always struggled more in life. Nothing ever went smoothly fo

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MINDBIZ Continued from Page 34 would be, and where you need them to be. I agree that its a very tough call for parents of such individuals. Though, logically, the odds are stacked against such an indi

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Question Even though I think I know what to do, I am having a tough time making a decision. First Ill share a little bit about myself. I was single for many years then I married a man who had a lot of

your fathers disapproval than what appears to meet the eye. Have you ever given any thought as to why this man is interested in you From your perspective, you are content to just be taken care of. I g

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YidParenting Continued from Page 39 or suicide, you need to act immediately. You should call a mentalhealth professional and get help making an informed decision as to the appropriate course of action

4. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of Twizzlers. 5. Use hot iron to fuse the pieces together. Crafts For Kids BY ESTHER OTTENSOSSER know how creative you are by sharing your pictures with us

How Master Chef Can Change A Life N. was a 57yearold man who had lived most of his adult life alone. Never married, and having spent most of his years in menial jobs that kept him struggling in povert

little to no understanding of ingredients and how to structure recipes and create meals. N. came out of the experience by learning how to make a simple vegetable salada task that seems obvious to many

BRAVO KOSHER DOWNTOWN Continued from Page 45 deli and American classic, it is the essence of perfection. Savor their homemade pico de gallo, featuring grilled chicken, rice, and black beans delicately

Night Flower BY ESTHER RAPAPORT Chapter 1 Part 3 Chaiky, how are you Elka stood in the door with a strange girl who didnt look particularly young. 25 26 Something about her didnt seem entirely charei

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Night Flower Continued from Page 47 that had probably been bothering Dovi then already, or perhaps there was another option, no less reasonable Hed run out of black Clics. Noa also looked closely at t

insights on THE TORAH Mikeitz Of Shepherds And Statesmen From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN And they did not recognize him. Bereishis 428 Is isolationism the only way to live as faithful Je

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5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword And When Its Dry and Ready . . . Across 1. Doughnut filling 4. Man on the Moon band 7. Nickname for Steve Rogers 10. Coolers, for short 13. LTzedek 14. Muhamm

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DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Waxing About Oil It is wellknown that there is a hiddur mitzvah to light a Chanukah menorah using olive oil. After all, the miracle of the menorah occurred w

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Real Clear Daf Q A Review A review of some of this weeks daf yomi key concepts Parashas Mikeitz Shevuos BY RABBI SHMUEL WISE Q. What is done with surplus korbanos at the end of the year A. We learn

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Real Clear Daf Continued from Page 56 bring them as dessert on the mizbeiach i.e., after all other required sacrifices have been brought, we bring these lambs as communal voluntary olos. Apparently, v

What about car rental or taxi fares, if I could suffice with public transportation asked Mr. Muller. Many businesses do not request this, replied Rabbi Dayan. Some educational institutions or nonprofi

insights on THE TORAH Haftarah Companion Shabbos Chanukah BY RABBI MENDEL DUBOV The prophet Zechariah was one of the last biblical prophets along with Chaggai and Malachi. Living at the time when a gr

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HAFTARAH COMPANION Continued from Page 60 head. The meaning of this request was that Yehoshuas high priesthood should continue on to his children and his descendants after them similar to a crown that

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Filling The Mussar Void Gedolei Yisrael Urge Daily Mussar Study BY CHAIM GOLD The passing of the elder mashgiach of our generation, HaRav Dov Yaffe, ztl, mashgiach of Yeshivas Knesses Beis Chizkiyahu,

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Dirshu The INTERNATIONAL BEIT DIN, founded in 2014, has investigated and researched as the most active court for agunot in the United States. Each case is explored for halakhic resolution While not ev

a haskamah. Nevertheless, because of its great benefit, the yetzer hara tries to find all kinds of excuses to deter a person from learning mussar. Therefore, how great is the joy that the Dirshu organ

A Siyum For Rav Brafman, ztl Yeshiva of Far Rockaway held a siyum lzecher Rabbi Aaron Mordechai Brafman, ztl. Sixteen talmidim completed the Gemara Kiddushin Akiva Balter, Shlomo Zalman Braun, Dov No

Letters From Chani Weinroth, ah BY RONIT SCHWARTZ While I never met Mrs. Chani Weinroth, it is not possible to come across her writing and remain unaffected, to read the parting letters of a young mot

Weinroth Continued from Page 71 she had thousands of followers and an offer to turn her letters into a book. She wrote to her fiveyearold daughter, Today you are five and I recognize I have made a gra

Greece Fire BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER People often think about eating latkestoo often, for some peoplebut not a lot of people think about how much sweat and tears go into making thousands of latkes, four

Greece Fire Continued from Page 73 splash in a few droplets of water. If they make a cool Tssss noise, its ready. But make sure to use only a few droplets. If you pour in a significant amount of water

thats the WAY IT IS True Joy Recently, I saw the news that Joy Behar had left The View, a program she has been associated with for many years. Rarely have I heard more despicable diatribes than the on

THATS THE WAY IT IS Continued from Page 75 Would you like to have a chevrusah where you can be learning cutting edge issues in Torah and Shas Would you like to learn through Shas in depth but quickl

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An Unbreakable Connection BY YAAKOV MORGENSTERN Sunday, December 10, was my sisters 49th birthday. Nancy was energetic, outgoing, friendly, and loved every moment of life. Planning my trip to Israel t

Ten seconds later, we saw two ambulances rushing the wrong way on Jaffa Road. I told my wife, I hope this isnt a terror attack. Sadly, people walking towards us answered our greatest fear that there w

The History Books Continued from Page 79 aspects of the peace process and the fulfillment of the presidents campaign promise. Prior to the ZOA Dinner, the National Security Subcommittee of the U.S. Ho

FIVE TOWNS Teen Scene part of the lives of the students at HAFTR High School. In order to help students understand the importance of standing up against those with the wrong perception of our religio


In Those Days Chanukah Lamps And Menorahs BY JONATHAN GREENSTEIN The holiday of Chanukah celebrates the 2,200yearold victory of the Maccabees over the occupying Greek Assyrians that led to the rededic

Menorahs Continued from Page 83 facturing, and Chanukah lamps were a significant percentage. The style and motif are pretty repetitive, with the backplate again being decorated with lions flanking a r


Photo Prose Continued from Page 84 There was always a direction to the candlelight. It could be seen on everything and everyone. It was not just coming from every direction, but from one direction. It

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Closing With A Punch Realestate brokers and attorneys often trade horror stories about closings. You cannot imagine the number of closings that star


A Bright Chanukah With iShine At a festive Chanukah Chagigah at Beth Shalom, iShine Five Towns celebrated ten years of helping children living with illness or loss in their homes find friendship and

vocal and demonstrative about it. But I do believe that we will prevail and Yerushalayim will be ours forever. The Chanukah miracles continue to inspire us, and the lights from all those flickering ca

must continue, and everyone must feel the responsibility to be mekarev those around them, Rav David stated. Chazaq Celebrates 5th Annual Dinner By Adam Suionov On Monday, December 4, Chazaq celebrate


NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 91 slated singers included Mordechai Shapiro, MENDY J, and Benyamin Elbaz. We were to learn later that night in a video message from Gad Elbaz that he unfortuna

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 93 the Bukharian community. This student truly loved to learn Torah, even though he came from an irreligious family. As time went by, the rosh yeshiva of the in

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NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 94 SecondGraders At YCQ Receive Their First Chumashim Throughout YCQ you could hear the voices of the secondgrade students reverberating through the hallways a

eralstudies assistant principal, works with teachers and the curriculum and creates ways for students to learn technology skills and apply them to reach out to others. This group of students created p

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A Day Of Giving For School Security Now, more than ever, our childrens schools need security. In todays climate, we simply cant afford not to have school security. Ninety percent of yeshiva students i

Community News Continued from Page 99 This year, Emunah was privileged to honor individuals who wholeheartedly devote themselves to the creation of a better and safer future in Israel. Esther and Paul

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Community News Continued from Page 100 all interested students. Hour of Code is an international program facilitated by thousands of schools to promote computer science. Students come 20 and Yosef Fl

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The Light Of Continuity A Lost Midrash, Antiochus IV, And The Historical Context Of Chanukah BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN It is a sad fact that over 90 of our midrashim have been lost. This is due primarily

Three Questions 1. This Gemara requires explanation because it indicates that the essence of the holiday was on account of the miracle of the flask of oil and not on the miracle of the military victor

The Futersak family in Jerusalem Beth and Howie Kafka of Lawrence Ambassador David Friedman and Publisher Larry Gordon at Crave in Machane Yehuda Esta Gordon and Georgie Klein Lev Leytzan at Shaar

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Yam HaTorahs Melaveh MalkahOpen House On Motzaei Shabbos, December 9, Yam HaTorah held its Melaveh Malkah Open House. The event mixed present parents and students from Yam HaTora

Rambam News Focus On Chesed At National Blue Ribbon Educational Conference. Hundreds of heads of schools, administrators, and teachers gathered for the 33rd Annual Blue Ribbon Conference in Florida to

Shulamith News Time to Glow. The annual Mother Daughter Melaveh Malkah was held on Motzaei Shabbat, December 9 at Beth Sholom. The theme of the event was Lets Glow, and it was indeed a bright, funfill

YOSS News AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS YOSS brings Chanukah cheer to HASC Celebrating Chanukah at HASC. The eighth grade boys at Yeshiva of South Shore kicked off their Chanukah celebrations by visiting H

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS And Pharaoh said to Yosef In my dream, I am standing on the bank of the River. And, behold, there come out of the River seven cows . . . Bereishis 411718 In contrast,Yosef saw in

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS DRS Melaveh Malkah the year, and the midot awards were given to a student in each grade who, when voted upon by his fellow classmates, was recognized as having the best and mos

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS HANC Happenings HANC High School Celebrates Excellence TwentyFive New Members Are Inducted Into The National Honor Society. On Tuesday, December 5, HANC High School held its 42nd

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS JCCRP Chanukah Toy Drive Community Coming Together The lights, dazzle, singing, and good cheer...for most people, Chanukah is an exciting holiday, filled with family and friends,

Savoring The Splendor Of Shabbat Cantors World Presents Shabbat Chazzanut BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER With merely one week remaining to the Shabbat of a lifetime, and limited space availability, time is

Chanukas Habayis At CBEY 1 2 3 4 5 Congregation Bais Ephraim Yitzchak the Island Shul, under the leadership of mara dasra Rabbi Zvi Ralbag and Rebbetzin Paghit Ralbag, celebrated its Chanukas HaB

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