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See Pages 35 See Pages 54 91 See Page 27 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 15 NO. 30 12 IYAR 5775 MAY 1, 2015 Israel To The R

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OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Front Cover as well as some of the more outofthebox commentaries and thoughts on various themes in the weekly parashah. About three years ago, a friend of mine a

his Russian friends were still presenting with full heads of hair. For some reason, he was under the impression that male baldness in ones fifties is a Jewish trait. And so his quest to uncover his tr

FEATURES Aliyah Chronicle Shmuel Katz 36 47 84 39 81 98 78 29 52 34 43 49, 54 65 14 72 45 60 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter Community Ne

RAV LICHTENSTEIN, ZTL Continued from Front Cover Rav Lichtenstein received semichah from Rav Soloveitchik, and the following year For example, he explained the concept of something lost in deep water

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover of America ZOA. And Dovid is a fifthgrader at Yeshiva of South Shore in the Five Towns. Rabbi Binyamin Kamenetzky with Lt. Avner This is about the confluence o

High Fashion at J Mark B Y M A R I A M A R R A , I N T E R I O R D E S I G N E R AT J . M A R K I N T E R I O R S . Fashion runways of 2015 are telling us one thing this is the year of personality Ins

LUACH May 1May 9 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 12 Iyar Friday, May 1 Daf yomi Kesubos 88 Omer day Day 27 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag haminchah Candle Lighting 847

From Darkness To Light Yom HaZikaron And Yom HaAtzmaut At SKA We have entered that sensitive period of time where we feel our historical journey as a nation during the Holocaust and its unfathomable d

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Continued from Page 15 With pride, joy, and thanks to Hashem, SKA welcomed Israel Independence Day with tefillah chagigit, with the whole school joining in an inspir Beneath the Helmet and Crossing t

Continued from Page 17 Aaron and Morah Naamat, decorated the bowling alley. The Yom HaAztmaut Chagigah, with live music and spirited dancing and singing, was preceded by a festive Israelistyle lunch

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Continued from Page 18 Shulamith Celebrates Israel In Color By Natalie Barbanel This week the students of Shulamith Middle Division participated in color Shulamith Color War Shulamith Girls celebra

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Continued from Page 20 have played a large part in our Jewish heritage. Each team also had to make a comedy skit about their city. One teams skit was about making aliyah, another was about auditioning

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Continued from Page 22 in the beis midrash. Following breakfast, DRS kicked off our firstever Yom HaAtzmaut Poetry Slam competition. ing the information they gleaned from their research, accompanied

Continued from Page 27 everyone, as well as vouchers for a free blueandwhite ice cream cone from the Mr. Softee truck, while the DRS band Yom HaAtzmaut at DRS performed outside for everyones listeni

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The Onus Of Credibility There were two butcher shops servicing an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. The proprietor of one was a cleanshaven individual. The other

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 29 etary cases. Even if Moshe Rabbeinu himself would testify in court as a sole witness, we would not believe him in monetary matters. Moreover, every Jew has a c

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Serenity Now Healing The Natural Way BY DEBORAH ROTHMAN, L.AC., DIPL. AC. Spring Is In The Air It has been a long dreary winter. There were days on end when the sun did not even hint at making an app

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THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz A Touch Of Cheese I love this time of year, when I have the opportunity to pull out my elegant dairy dishes from my repertoire for a special holiday meal. Although these m

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OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz Volunteering I often flip through the online edition of 5TJT to keep up with what is going on in the old country. I noticed that it is again time for the local Hat

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ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Page 36 We spent the significant days of last week doing more volunteer work. On Yom HaZikaron, I served as part of the security team for the annual Bet Shemesh Yom HaZ

Fairs Of The State BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER One of the great joys of being a parent that they dont tell you before they send you home from the hospital is that occasionally your kid will come up to you

Fairs Of The State Continued from Page 39 could afford only one Shas, so everyone in the yeshiva mastered one masechta, and that way, if you needed to know something from Bava Metzia, you would ask th

With Highest Honors Hatzalah To Salute Families Of Volunteers At Annual Barbecue Dinner, May 3 BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER Neither snow nor rain nor sleet can deter Hatzalah of the Rockaways and Nassau

Hatzalah Continued from Page 41 Who are these dedicated volunteers They are your next door neighbors. They are the men you see in shul, the fathers in the local PTA. Each Hatzalah hero is a member of

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters Withdrawal And Return The Death Of Nadav And Avihu Our reading begins with the verse And the Lrd spoke to Moshe, after the death of the two sons of Aha

CHASSIDIC MASTERS Continued from Page 43 ingplace for Gd within the world. Nadav and Avihu achieved the ecstasy but not the return. This was their sin and the reason for their death. They drew near to

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW This weeks letter is being answered by Jennifer Mann, LMSW. Dear Jennifer, I have changed important information in my story to protect my anonymity. I hope you are able to

MINDBIZ Continued from Page 45 about me, not to me I am so confused with what is going on. I am at my breaking point and I dont know if I can go on like this anymore. I have been speaking with a trust

CHASSIDIC MASTERS Continued from Page 44 But every Jew is sometimes awakened to an intense religious experience, especially on Shabbos and the festivals, more particularly during the Ten Days of Repen

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 47 dinaheverything in accordance with common practice, Rabbi Dayan replied. A contract, as detailed as it is, cannot cover every single aspect of an agreement. The

does not apply when giving to more people will result in each of the recipients receiving a negligible amount Tzedakah Umishpat 316 and see also Sefer Chassidim 61. insights on THE TORAH Kedoshim Ete

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Question My daughter is 29 years old. She is a beautiful, quiet girl with alla maalos, but shidduchim have not been working out for her. A few months ago, she met a woman at a singles event who is a s

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FROM WHERE I STAND Continued from Page 49 and Fathers Day Thats what we would call ah bittere gelechtera sad joke. There is no question that there will be times when the best thing for an older person

us in the often confusing dilemmas of life. In Egypt and Canaan, lots of degenerate behavior was acceptable, even popular. In this weeks parashah, Gd tells His people that He expects us to march to a

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DATING FORUM Continued from Page 52 myriad issues surrounding shidduchim, many singles who are experiencing difficulties in the dating arena are turning to dating coaches for help with the process. Wh

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 Magid Shiur Rabbi Shmuel Gro

value on Moms contributions to their care and feeding Have kids list the things that Mom does for the family. Some suggestions making meals doing laundry driving helping with homework reading sto

My Journey Settling In BY MICHELE HERENSTEIN You might be wondering what is special about ERC that I most reluctantly went there, as opposed to another treatment program or perhaps no treatment facili

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ANOREXIA Continued from Page 60 I know my conversations with my parents were mostly sad, heartrending, and gloomy on my end. I vented, cried, asked for help with explaining things to my team, etc. One

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Hidden Prophets BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Boy in Springfield 6. Mario Princess 11. Hee 14. Like a ner tamid 15. Birthplace of a surprising number of NFL players

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real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Mortgage Followup These last few years have been the greatest for those homeowners taking advantage of the incredible low rates on mortgages. They h

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Planting For Poetic Justice When we hear the term paper storm, the vision that comes to mind is an excess of documents, bills, notes, notices, and a dozen o

30,000 Participate In Historic Daf Hayomi Bhalacha Bechina BY CHAIM GOLD Approximately 30,000 people throughout the world took Dirshu tests this past Friday and Sunday. Many tens of thousands of Yidde

hayomi bhalacha is something that lomdim constantly have on their minds. They learn it in every spare minute, before davening and after davening, bein hasedarim and during lunch break at work, at nigh

A Picture Is Worth 10,000 Words Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM For the past several years, a large group of chassidim have been traveling to an importa

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Machberes Continued from Page 72 Once, when Reb Avremeleh was traveling to the city of Weitzen, the car ran out of gas. Reb Avremeleh had no money with him, nor did the driver. As they sat there, sudd

From Coast To Coast Jewish Unity Through Basketball Last weekend at the University of MarylandCollege Park, over 1,000 participants came together from across the country to partake in the 2015 Nationa

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 75 up this tournament from scratch is truly inspiring. At no point did any Hillel professional tell any of these students that they had to coldcall tens of schools, d

Bais Tefila Of Inwood Celebrates 6th Annual Dinner Bais Tefila of Inwood hosted its 6th annual dinner this past Sunday evening at the Inwood Country Club. The crowd of over 250 people gathered to pay

Political Roundup Torah Umesorah Hosts Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Torah Umesorah, formally known as the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools, representing over 900 Jewish day schools across t

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Political Roundup Continued from Page 78 Sadly, in the post911 world, the United States has also grown familiar with the threat of terrorism and we have watched our own men and women give their lives

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS HAFTR Students Take Honors At The Long Island Math Fair David Fleschner, Maxwell Lent, and Eric Wietschner of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway were awarded medal

Continued from Page 28 we should learn from that experience, said Rabbi Friedman. Rabbi Eliach, a veteran of the IDF said, I recall vividly the tremendous bond that existed amongst the dedicated fight

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 12 out while meeting Lt. Yamin, for some reason this stood out from the rest. This is the letter Dear Soldier, I am assuming you can read English. You have courage. I g

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 patients and has an evergrowing budget of nearly 7,000,000. Sadly, many of these patients are local families from within the Five Towns and Far Rockaway co

one of the most important, of his middoshis unconditional love for Jewish kinderlach of all ages. One ben Torah tells the story of how he was not functioning well in the yeshiva, and as a last resort,

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 91 facilities in the tristate area, having conducted studies in areas of chronic pain, dementia, migraine, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, and more. Dr.

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover money in Washington, DC but that is not the reason we are going with NORPAC to the nations capital on May 13. We are going because DC is where the power isth

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 93 resentatives on the vital issues of the day. We are going to leave New York at about 500 a.m. that day, daven, and have breakfast on the bus as well as go over l

for over 36 years Its a puzzle wrapped in a mystery. So I asked Ben Chouake whether the Iran deal has eclipsed all the other agenda items that would otherwise be a greater focus on these missions. His

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 95 aid to those so desperately in need. In total, between the private organizations like ZAKA and Hatzalah, there are over 250 Israelis on the ground, including doc

who were learning together, would switch between the sun and the shade when it was either too hot or too cold so as not to have any negative feelings about Eretz Yisrael. So my response to my indignan

Meron Continued from Page 97 dad. Bonfires were lit in honor of Rashbi and people would dance and study Zohar the whole night. Later in history, the Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh got off his donkey and crawled


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