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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover The occasion for these remarks by Senator DAmato was the commemoration of the 30th anniversary President Ronald Reagans visit to Temple Hillel in North Wood

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 6 because as he put it, I was transfixed on what was taking place at the table. Yanky Brach of Brachs Supermarket in Lawrence, who also attended Sundays event, says

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 11 Rabbi Friedmans son David spoke of his recollections as a younger man of the presidential visit to his fathers shul and his parents home. The Secret Service was

LUACH December 18December 27 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 26 Kislev Thursday, December 18 2nd day Chanukah 27 Kislev Erev Shabbos Friday, December 19 3rd day Chanukah Daf yomi Yevamos 76 Zmanim Earlie

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover over the last 15 years are probably aware that my Chanukah was unceremoniously upended in 1989 when my father passed away on the sixth night of the holiday. Ever

tional Chanukah celebration at home. Ive always made it my business when in Israel for the yahrzeit to daven at the amud at the Kotel early in the morning. Over the last twoandahalf decades, there hav

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 15 digious keeper of notes and was said to have transcribed by hand the shiurim of his rebbe in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, Rav Shlomo Heyman. At the age of 18 years, he conv

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WOMEN LIGHTING Continued from Page 17 ous, then, that in many Ashkenazic homes, women do not light. However, the reason is clear the Mishnah Berurah rules O.C. 6719 that a married woman can fulfill he

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WOMEN LIGHTING Continued from Page 19 Each distinct personality must be celebrated. The strengths of each member must have room to flourish. And the dreams and interests of each individual should be r

Chag HaSemichah At Lander Beis Medrash LTalmud BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER Walk into the beis medrash at Lander College for Men Beis Medrash LTalmud at any time and you can feel the energyin the room, i

and gemilus chasadim has enabled them to reach this celebrated milestone, said Rabbi Sacks. We take great pride in their erudition and commitment to Klal Yisrael. The semichah program at the Beis Medr

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ I met with Arieh King, Jerusalem City Council member, chairman of the United Jerusalem Party and the Environmental Protection Committee, and deputy chairman of the

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover will not look at the pictureit is just for me. Sorry, no matter how pretty you say the girl is, I need to see a picture before my son dates her. Period. Of

Talmudic era, halachic decisors have been grappling with the exact parameters of these halachos. The term that the Talmud employs in its discussion is histaklus. The question is, do we define histaklu

OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Front Cover but this story is so amazing on so many fronts that I feel compelled to do so. He is 37 years old and his 33yearold wife, Stacy, is six months pregna

and remarked that he never believed in man, in Orthodox Jews, to the extent he did at that very moment. And minutes later, Allens eyes opened and he texted his wife Yesh Tikvah, there is hope, I have

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 29 was family or social issuesfeel that their problems were merely a temporary inconvenience, the attitude being that kids will be kids. Their belief is that childhood

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DATING FORUM Continued from Page 30 one isnt the purpose of an event so that people can meet and get married And how can I make myself a more desirable candidate for an event In my response, I validat

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman one of my woes. As soon as the temperature drops below 45, the fun begins and my fingers begin to crack. One might justifiably say that these cracks are act

two. This is the one that I have selected. My choice is to use Krazy Glue It does not burn or sting in any way, and it is not dangerous. Surgeons have been known to make use of glue in the operating r

THE DISH Continued from Page 35 utes, until softened. Raise temperature to 500 and roast for another 10 minutes to brown. Scrape into a bowl and mash into a chunky sauce. Add salt and sugar to taste.

dad and I would have been separated. My dad would have gone looking for me. I would have gone looking for him. One World Trade Center was huge. I didnt carry a cell phone then. Although we worked on t

ALL YOU CAN EAT Continued from Page 37 there. Youll have so many menorahs going, youll be afraid to have a party. 3. Make it a breakfast party. Its all milchigs anyway. Meal Or Buffet The Chanukah pa

of the time standing around. In that order. For example, some people set it up so that the plates are at a random spot in the middle of the table, so that people have to hold the first few items until

CHASSIDIC MASTERS Continued from Page 39 His chosen people from the most depraved society on earth. In the 3,300 years since, we have undergone many more centuries of galus, as we came under the hegem

insights on THE TORAH MikeitzChanukah WakeUp Calls From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN Not everyone is lucky enough to get a wakeup call in life. Some people get theirs just in time. Others get

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, I come from a large family, and the message about loving family was always expressed by my parents. I have wonderful memories of spending tremendous amounts o

behaved badly Was there a depressed cousin who brought down the energy level all around Maybe there was a meanspirited individual who always had something nasty to say Is it possible that you are roma

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

essence is during the time of the lighting Or is there no concern here. A. It does not lower the lighting quality. Q. Why is the mitzvah of Chanukah different from other mitzvos, where there are diffe

Bikur Cholims 33rd Annual Brunch PHOTO BY IVAN H. NORMAN REAL ESTATE Continued from Page 45 Fannie Mae executive vice president for singlefamily underwriting, pricing, and capital markets. This optio

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insights on THE TORAH Mikeitz Sincerest Apologies BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE In the beginning of Parashas Mikeitz, there is a description of how the brothers enter Egypt to purchase food. They

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Chanukah Presence Officials Welcome Great Play BY DONI JOSZEF Family gatherings. Family dinners. Family parties. Chanukah is a uniquely familycentric festival. The story of Chanukah entails a family.

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Chanukah Hits BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Bench player or part for Zach Braff 6. For kinds of hard plastic 11. Local sch. 14. Thunderstorm product 15. Citizenship

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White Shul Torah In Rabbi Hechts Memory Gourmet Glatt, Five Towns Chabad Light Up The Night As the paper goes to press, Gourmet Glatt and Chabad of the Five Towns are gearing up for a jointly sponsore

JM In The AM Comes To GG In BP Hot coffee, outoftheovenfresh Danishes and a live broadcast of JM in the AM with internationally renowned radio host Nachum Segal no wonder so many people showed up at B

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The Jewelers Wife A Conversation With Simone Ambalo BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER Nestled in the heart of Central Avenue like a precious gem, the Jewelers Wife affords shoppers a visually aesthetic shoppi

Jewelers Wife Continued from Page 59 diversity and affordability in the neighborhood. Not everyone can walk into a store and spend a few hundred dollars on a purchase therefore, I have a wider price r

The Importance Of Being There Last week was the 14th yahrzeit of my father, Lester Rhine, ah. As I reflect on all the special times we shared, one particular aspect stands out. My father would always

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 61 and hold off TABC despite losing their Weiner MVP, Sam Lippman, who had to leave the game early in the fourth period with a gash in his head. At the time, he had 1

quarter and were hitting deep shots to get them back in the game. The fourth quarter saw a lot of back and forth action, but ultimately the clutch foul shooting of Harrison Kuritzky and the strong pla

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 63 North Shore DRS HANC Magen David HAFTR YDE Shaare Torah Western Division SAR Frisch JEC MTA Ramaz TABC Hillel Westchester Boys Varsity Basketball Eastern Division

Inspiration At Acheinu Flatbush Parlor Meeting BY YOSEF SOSNOW When one sees the bulk of Klal Yisrael being lost to Yiddishkeit, there should be a burning cry exploding from within, a cry of, I must d

Acheinu Continued from Page 65 wereas judged in accordance with their great madregah deficient in middos. They displayed uncontrollable anger. Yet all of the chinuch in Klal Yisrael comes from Shimon

Siyum Rambam Resounds Around the World Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM On Sunday evening, 22 Kislev, December 14, tens of thousands of observant Jews ga

Machberes Continued from Page 67 edge grows. He is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest scholars and philosophers of all time a marble relief of the Rambam adorns the House of Representativ

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Court Case Mr. Weiss and Mr. Cohen entered into a legal disagreement over a broken contract. Im going to sue you in cour

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 69 din will force the heirs to pay their fathers debt C.M. 1071. If the deceased did not have assets to bequeath to his children, they are not obligated to repay t

Community News From Around The World Celebrating Jewish Life At New York Medical College On the first night of Chanukah this year, as Jews around the world celebrate the miracle of oil and the victory

Community News Continued from Page 71 Central HS Explores Heroism Heroes come in many formssome are famous, some ordinary, some recognized, and some unspoken. Last week, Centrals talented programming

usual to find a parking spot. Blocks upon blocks of KOCmagnetclad cars and streets filled with wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, and ventilators. No, it was not a dark and stormy night, but it was definitely

Community News Continued from Page 73 yearround programming and semiannual adventure trips. Its next event is an adaptive ski trip in the beautiful mountains of Vermont in January. For more informatio

arrived unsure and insecure blossomed into the life of the party. They went from cancer patients who are children to children who happen to have cancer. Its a world of a difference. Can four days make


Community News Continued from Page 75 trum of diseases who suffer from mouth sores. Spending his summers as a volunteer paramedic in Camp Simcha, Mr. Shain witnessed the setbacks that even young child

Community News Continued from Page 77 assistance to a devastating earthquake in his native country of Haiti a number of years ago. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, in presenting Legislative Lead

and the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He is known for his analytical understanding of international affairs and command of strategic foreign policy issues. Chabad North Haven in the Hamptons was launched

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DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Clouds In The Forecast The Sifrei says that Bnei Yisrael brought the Korban Pesach only once during their 40year sojourn in the desert. This Sifrei says furt

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YFR Talmidim Make Siyum On Maseches Gittin PHOTO BY IVAN H. NORMAN CLASSIFIED ADS Continued from Page 87 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Valley Stream Former dental office all plumbed great locatio

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News From The Hills Continued from Page 24 there has been a gradual change in the government. According to King, part of the reason for what he calls the worst antiSemitic government is the fact that

Governor Huckabee Is Keynote Speaker At Annual Bet El Gala The annual dinner of the American Friends of Bet El took place on Sunday evening, December 7, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

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News From The Hills Continued from Page 90 ing DNRDNI, terminal extubation, Fentanyl drips, etc., on motzaei Shabbos, December 27, 830930 p.m. at Khal Adas Yereim in Queens. To RSVP, for more informat

Yeshiva Darchei Torah Dinner A Look At The Honorees Part 2 BY BENZION KAPLAN Hakaras Hatov Award Mr. and Mrs. Yumi Kleinbart. Yossi Kleinbart is now in his fourth fruitful year as a talmid of Mesivta

tremendous talmid chacham and marbitz Torah, and his mother, Rebbetzin Chana Lubart, a noted mechaneches, was a veteran principal at Bais Yaakov in Boro Park. Rav Moshes wife, Raizy, teaches at Bnos L

Perspectives On Har Nof When Rabbi Friedman returned to the Rambam Mesivta on Friday morning after his trip to Eretz Yisrael and visit to Har Nof, students gathered at a schoolwide assembly to hear an

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS HANC Senior Takes Top Award In Poetry Slam On Monday, December 8, nine yeshiva high schools, including SAR, Frisch, Kushner, Rambam, Shalhevet, benefiting Bikur Cholim of Maimoni

Har Nof Continued from Page 96 around the world for the outpouring of support that she received and specifically asked me to thank the talmidim of Rambam for the fundraising efforts they undertook to

age, strength, and chizuk. It was truly inspiring to see young men, approximately 1926 years old, who have put so much at risk for their love of Eretz Yisrael and Am Yisrael. DRS is honored to have ho

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 99 Mr. Kaminsky welcomed the opportunity to hear these concerns and pledged to address them when in office. In addition, he reiterated his pledge to serve all

Association of Oceanside, has noted that we have just passed the first anniversary of the 2013 rededication, and we will always remember with great hakarat hatov, not only the assistance and encourage

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 101 raptly to their treasures, the Lev Chana kindergarteners, perform a medley of songs. They then join their grand pily as they spot their beloved grandpare

Obama, Gross, And Pollard BY LARRY GORDON It was touching and emotional to hear President Obama announce that Alan Gross, who had been held hostage by the Cuban government for five years, had finally

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 102 lies. Toys were distributed to the families in a sensitive, private manner, and were arranged by age, ranging from 019. Many volunteers brought their chil

Glatt, Kiss and Makeup, La Toys, Rite Lite, Seasons, and Suki Ding. A special thank you to the students of the Congregation Sons of Israel Hebrew School in Woodmere and Lev Bais Yaakov in Brooklyn fo

These Times Continued from Page 105 Thus began the draconian and humiliating antiJewish laws and the defilement of the Temple, including the sacrifice of pigs to Zeus and harlotry where the priests pe


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