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See Pages 5051 See Page 100 See Pages 35 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 15 NO. 23 15 ADAR 5775 MARCH 6, 2015 FROM THE EDIT

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover addressed the 16,000 delegates from around the country at the AIPAC conference, a very tight, solid and definitive message was delivered from numerous direct

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FEATURES Aliyah Chronicle Shmuel Katz 45 47 84 46 70 65 64 34 1, 81 38 40 61 96 19 74 36 49 41 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter Community

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 6 Netanyahu cut right to the point at AIPAC, reiterating a message that he planned on delivering to Congress the next day. Amongst the things he told us was that th

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 10 has accomplished is that there is just about zero mention of the socalled peace process and Israels relationship with the Palestinians, and that is quite refresh

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover than bad fortune. They deal with eating or not eating specific foods. For example, on Shavuos we eat milchigs Chanukah, latkes Rosh Hashanah, honey. We dont

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 14 apperception of the Roman Carnival in Torah circles was beyond the pale of acceptable activity even to mimic. This cannot be the sourceespecially so close to th

MINDLESSNESS Continued from Front Cover into clear perspective. But it would help to observe current events. Anyone minimally aware of the savagery being perpetrated by Muslim fundamentalists in Iraq

MINDLESSNESS Continued from Page 17 est voice he could summon, he made a blessing of al Kiddush Hashem. Then, this Yid continued, the rav began to sing the spirited Simchas Torah niggun until the shul

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PURIM PRESS SERVICE Continued from Front Cover Haman of the Purim story been around today, he may have been lauded as one of this years great proIsrael personalities. The new group says that Haman who

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PROTECTING JUDAISM Continued from Front Cover in a kippah, I felt unsafe in my headgear. That morning I gained a new appreciation for what it meant to be a Jew living in New York. Subjective or not, I

PROTECTING JUDAISM Continued from Page 25 Hamans threat to her, the king only punishes Haman. He refuses to repeal the decree against the Jewish people. What do you do when you risk your life before t

Jews from the Five Towns, led by former president of the Young Israel of North Woodmere Jordan Hiller and Judaicstudies principal of HAFTR Rabbi Gedaliah Oppen, has been in Copenhagen, sharing letters

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YI Basketball Roundup In this weeks YIBB game of the week, the top two juggernauts faced off for what many are calling an early preview of what could well be the championship game showdown. After impr

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 29 the lead going into the second half by 5. In the second half, Shaare played stifling defense which led to many fast break points. Shaare took an 8point lead going

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 30 Perlow who is out with a foot injury. Hillel was able to stay with HAFTR for the first half and was down by 5 at the half. In the second half, HAFTR pulled away an

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman exactly the same in every storm. These amateur photographers could save both time and effort and stop with the pictures. It might make more sense to conserv

Question This is for everyone who thinks that guys have it so easy with finding a shidduch. I am almost 25 years old, goodlooking, tall, and a professional. I have been dating for over four years with

late twenties. Since the pool of eligible girls is wider for them, the older guys are typically more successful in finding dates through such events. I strongly advise younger singles to be proactive.

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, My husband, Nat, has always been an antsy kind of guy. When we first started dating, it was exciting. He was always ready to run and do things on a moments no

sounds as though Nat does well and therefore it would probably be in his and your best interest to hire help, or more help, so that you have more opportunity to relax, thereby giving you the ability t

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters History, The 120Day Version Come see the doings of Gd, His fearsome plot on the children of man. Tehillim 665 On the 7th of Sivan, Moshe went up onto t

of Torah the First Tablets, the Broken Tablets, and the Second Tablets. These embody the foundation of our existence, the challenge of life, and the ultimate achievement of man. The Plot Our Sages po

insights on THE TORAH Ki Sissa Heresy Cloaked in Piety From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN They arose to revel. Shmos 326 How did the Jews, who had just weeks earlier personally experienced the

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ A freilichen Purim to all my readers. It doesnt look like Purim outside my window right now on Sunday morning. Its snowing again This winter is like a broken recor

News From The Hills Continued from Page 41 So, to Dianne Feinstein and others, I will quote Michael Savage Are you a Jew because you keep the Torah and Jewish law, or are you a Jew in name only, cultu

upon us, everyone is requested to make a charitable donation which will help Chaverim continue to grow. Donations can be made with ease online at www.crowdrise.com Chaverim. For more information on ho

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

OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz Lots Of Hot Air In the seemingly endless election season, by the time you read this, we will have finally thankfully passed the day of the speech. What a ridiculou

Dont Push It BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER So there we werea clown, an accountant, a guy in a long blond wig, and Barack Obama, of coursepushing a car out of ankledeep mud. Wait. Maybe I should start at the

and no driver. Im not sure why we even have a car that doesnt hold all of us. I think it has something to do with gas. So that wasnt an option. Fortunately, we could use that car to boost our minivan.

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 47 agingly if he retracts from a verbal commitment to give a large gift, since the recipient is not fully reliant on such a gift panning out. Retracting from a sma

Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Sunny In Cedarhurst After I cleaned some excess snow and ice off the pathway to the house this afternoon, I opened our mailbox and happened upon mail from

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Rav Chaim Kanievsky Say Hadran At Dirshu Siyum BY CHAIM GOLD Can one make a siyum on the Mishnah Berurah Does one recite a Hadran on such a siyum What about Kaddish These were the questions recently p

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Dirshu Continued from Page 52 ous locales throughout Eretz Yisrael where many more thousands will be able to participate. The fact that so many gedolim representing the entire spectrum of Torah Jewry

A large siyum will also be held in Argentina on March 25 at the Ohr Chaya Hotel. This is the first major Dirshu event in South America and it will be addressed by Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi, rosh ye

Lo Magia Li Klum BY RAV ARYEH Z. GINZBERG CHOFETZ CHAIM TORAH CENTER A story is told about a famed chassidic rebbe who was widely known for his musical talent as the composer of many heartfelt niggun

ring song that speaks to the souls of these handicapped children speaks to every one of us as well. Reb Ari later shared with me that the words come from Rav Nachman MiBreslov. Can we imagine how diff

Long Beach ER Continued from Page 57 The offcampus emergency department in Long Beach will be staffed by nurses and physicians boardcertified in emergency medicine. As per Department of Health protoco

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Luxury Without Limits Wow I just got my invitation in the mail to join Black CardI guess this must mean that I have arrived The invitation must have

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Purim AKA BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Shalom 5. Dwindles 9. Top monk 14. Actress Perlman 15. Fruity pastry 16. Gymnastics apparatus 17. Mario game 18. Haman 20. M

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DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Take Two A visitor to the Munkacser beis midrash might see a bizarre sight. He might notice his friend Mr. Katz davening Shacharis there on Monday morning. Y

Community News From Around The World Tamid Group Connects College Students With Israeli Economy By Max Fruchter Israeli companies are a leading force of innovation across many industries. The fact tha

Community News Continued from Page 65 cover Touros unique role as a respected worldwide institution of higher learning, its substantial academic resources, and its positive impact on the community, no

Central Participates In Science Institute Program In a world where science and technology advance with increasing rapidity, Central is proud of the students who are poised at the cutting edge of tomor

Community News Continued from Page 67 this special day. How exciting it was to see sick and disabled children put tefillin on in front of the Kotel, Yisroel commented. From there they all continued on

Assemblyman Hikind and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie at a community meeting in Boro Park With this years legislative session already well under way, there were numerous issues that the Boro Park and

Community News Continued from Page 69 amount of funding for New Yorks nonpublic schoolsand ensuring that the program benefits the broadest swath of New Yorks schoolchildren. By providing tax credits i

SKA Senior Is National Merit Finalist Adina Singer, a senior at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls, has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Of the more than 15,000 finalists, 8,

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 71 texting and driving, and fundraising for a cause. Through JUMP, teenagers learn to take initiative and acquire the skills to become leaders in both their s

might forget that you are in a classroom. You may mistakenly think you have entered an Apple factory while their newest gadget is being tested. Alternatively, you might think that you are in a strange

Honoring The Gabbaim Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM On Thursday, February 19, Rosh Chodesh Adar, gabbaim from shuls in Williamsburg and Boro Park conve

Torah flyers has also becomes an issue. Not every shul member approves of every religious organization. Once individuals have taken the liberty to decide what may be brought into the shul and offered

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Machberes Continued from Page 75 wellintentioned, no one is authorized to rewrite a hallowed prayer that was conceived and written in absolute holiness. Should someone feel that improvements are possi

AIPAC Policy Conference 2015, 5 Towns Style The justconcluded 2015 Policy Conference was attended by a crowd of over 16,000 people, including participants from every state in the USA, and many from Eu

Jane Schiff Richard Joel with Rabbi Hain Avi Frankel with Senator Ted Cruz Rabbi Kenneth and Mrs. Nancy Hain Chaim Azman The inimitable Jeff Seidel Esta Gordon with philanthropist Gloria Kaylie

Just Face It NY Redefining The Art Of Makeup BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER In every work of art, there is beauty that transcends a simple explanation. To makeup artist Tamar Abikhzer, every face represent

Purim Mitzvos An Overview Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN Matanos Laevyonim There is a mitzvah on Purim to give at least one gift to two different poor people on Purim day. Even a poor person

Purim Mitzvos Continued from Page 81 only be fulfilled with kosher items. It is proper to send portions sufficient to convey regard for the recipient. One should not send something below the kavod of

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Hakeem Jeffries Continued from Page 87 anyahu address. Many members of the CBC concluded, unfortunately, that the Netanyahu speech was designed to embarrass or disrespect President Obama, the first Af

vah gifts and letters of mazal tov and encouragement from my students at HAFTR High School. The members of the mission also plan to extend personal condolences and deliver letters of nechamah during o

Denmark Continued from Page 89 so uplifted and strengthened by this family who had just lost a son that I returned the fathers hugs and thanked him for the chizuk he had given me. He responded by sayi

everywhere. An Amalek who feeds off any fear we display. But Amalek is only powerful if we allow it to become so when we fear to walk on the streets, when we fear to visit our brothers and sisters in

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PM Netanyahus Speech To Congress Delivered to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, March 3 My friends, Im deeply humbled by the opportunity to speak for a third time before the most import

Netanyahus Speech Continued from Page 93 talks with the United States. But unfortunately, for the last 36 years, Irans attacks against the United States have been anything but mock. And the targets ha

2013 . . . , If theres no undeclared installation today in Iran, it will be the first time in 20 years that it doesnt have one. Iran has proven time and again that it cannot be trusted. And thats why

letters to THE EDITOR Stand By Your Man Dear Editor, I watched the speeches from AIPAC and Bibis speech from the chambers of Congress. As promised, many Democrats, led by the Congressional Black Caucu

Netanyahus Speech Continued from Page 95 Well, nuclear knowhow without nuclear infrastructure doesnt get you very much. A racecar driver without a car cant drive. A pilot without a plane cant fly. Wit

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