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See Pages 35 See Page 91 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 16 NO. 10 15 KISLEV 5776 NOVEMBER 27, 2015 FROM THE EDITOR Kathle

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover tions by star speakers. Others feature fewer distractions and deal more with the business and substance of the cause at hand. More than a few of these galas took

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FEATURES Aliyah Chronicle Shmuel Katz 72 48 92 40 82 22 42 44 75 78 104 105 11 58 52 68 79 64 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter Community N

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 6 lim Quarter, prayed at the Kotel, walked through the Mount of Olives, and visited Hebron and Bethlehem. These are spots in Israel that most seeking elected office wou

LUACH November 26December 5 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 15 Kislev Friday, November 27 Daf yomi Sotah 32 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag haminchah Candle Lighting 84

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 10 One of the startling pieces of news was the report by ZOA staffer Susan Tuchman, an attorney on the ZOA staff and head of their Center for to others around the coun

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 12 For many of us, dinners are an essential part of our lives. We love and support these organizations that are part of the foundation of Jewish life around these parts

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover world. Yet apparently the general Jewish desire is to achieve the exact opposite. This has not been the Jewish objective over the centuries. For hundreds and

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 15 ago to Ezra Schwartz, the 18yearold yeshiva student from Sharon, Massachusetts, who was killed last week. And more than anything it is punctuated by the alternat

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover and Bais Yaakov girls have been reading less and less. Thus, whenever halachically possible, we should be trying to encourage readingparticularly when a boo

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 17 Is It An Active Religion But is it truly the case that Greek idolworship is not halachically considered an active religion Readers may be shocked to learn that

HAS ADVANTAGE Continued from Front Cover company lost as much as 10 million, as well as a decade of his lifes work. In April 2014, surprised HAS card members discovered that the points they were accum

HAS ADVANTAGE Continued from Page 19 50 leading restaurants when visiting Israel. According to Dobuler, in 2005, HAS and El Al signed a point transfer agreement allowing HAS members to transfer their

INDIFFERENCE Continued from Front Cover by how the embassy handled events, the embassy indeed did call. It should not have taken so long. It should have been a reflex. When Ezra Schwartz of Massachuse

Community News From Around The World Central Shabbaton 2015 Operation Gratitude Centrals annual Shabbaton is one of the highlights of the year. Faculty and their families joined the student body for t

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Community News Continued from Page 22 nities to speak frankly and personally about issues important to them. Unsurprisingly, lunch was spirited and lively, and the subsequent menuchah time was greatly

side their brother Meir, who lives in an Ohel residence. Duvi and Rikki Janklowicz, young foster parents who have provided a loving home to children and teenagers in dire need, were recognized in a to

Community News Continued from Page 25 community and the Torah restoration has been spearheaded by Dr. Michael J. Brescia, executive medical director. Once the hospital raises enough funds to pay for

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Shepping Nachas At Shulamith FirstGraders at the Farm. It was funfilled It was furfilled It was educational Last Wednesday, November 18, the firstgraders of Shulamith School for Girls enjoyed a specia

Thanks to the creativity and commitment of teachers Sharon Katz and Gila Kapolovitz, the secondgraders enjoyed an enriching experience that taught them all about the Pilgrims and why they came to the

DRS Are Cooper Champs Editors Note We begin this weeks Sports Center with some updates intended for publication last week. Storm from Boca, 5545, in a tightly contested quarterfinal game. In the semif

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 32 4829. DRS is now 13 and 0 overall and 5 and 0 in Yeshiva league play. In the Rambam contest, Gabe Leifer led the way with a gamehigh 28 points. Against North Shore

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 34 This Weeks Sports Flatbush Varsity Shocks HAFTR. Playing for the sixth time in eight days, the varsity Falcons showed no effects of fatigue. Quite the contrary, t

was in the air, against the backdrop of the tragedies that had unfolded in Paris on Friday night. The Kushner Cobras came to JEC to complete the season home and home series at the Wilf Gymnasium. The

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 37 man in an interview. Steve believed in competition, working with a team, never giving up, being a fighterso I think its very important for his memory. Head of Scho

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You Dont Know Squanto BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Some woman came over to my mother at a bank once, and asked, Do Jews celebrate Thanksgiving My mother said, Some do some dont. We dont. Youre so lucky the

By the end of the first winter, there were 53 people left. They had better luck during the summer, though. In March, they happened to luck into a Native American named Squanto. He happened to know Eng

Question I am 22 years old and have been dating a guy for a long time. Its kind of on again, off again. We like each other a lot, and we have so much in common. We finish each others sentences. We eve

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DATING FORUM Continued from Page 42 the guy you care so much about is good for you after all. I understand that the onagain, offagain relationship you have is a result of the opposition from those you

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Best Wishes Everyone appreciates birthday wishes. After all, ones birthday is the one day each year that a person is entitled to feel special. The birthday

THE DISH Continued from Page 44 have space for a large crowd, grab some folding tables or borrow some from your friends. Make the tablecloths festive and fun with mixandmatch autumnal colors so you do

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Bike Bash The autumn air was crisp, but the sun was shining. What a great day to get together in the park Asher said to

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BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 48 From The BHI Hotline Gas Meter Mixup, Part 1 Q. Two neighbors in a building, a grandfather and his grandson, presented to us the following inquiry. After 10 ye

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MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Tammy and I have been struggling to keep our marriage alive for many years. I think most people would agree that were not bad people. Weve tried so hard to ma

are young adults, are already beginning to live their own lives, separating in certain ways from their parents. At this stage of their lives, their entire source of security and happiness does not res

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MINDBIZ Continued from Page 53 avenues in the meantime, at least until your children are old enough to deal with your divorce from a stronger platform. It would be a grand sacrifice on your part, but

theory and related research, has been extensively criticized by legal and mentalhealth scholars for many reasons, including lack of scientific validity and reliability. According to Amy Baker, Ph.D.,

Alienating Children Continued from Page 57 such as not putting through phone calls, or discarding mail or other communication sent to the child. The good news is that our lawyers have successfully adv

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GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR. E Make your mark on Five Towns history LIMITED DEDICATION OPPORTUNITIES STILL AVAILABLE AT GROVESTREETMIKVAH.ORG PURCHASE PROPERTY DRAW PLANS FOUNDATION DRILL WAT

Machberes Continued from Page 58 from the Holocaust, arriving in America in 1943, and served as a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan before moving to Israel in 1969. At the time of Rabbi

most modestly conducted himself as an ordinary Jew, as Reb Yisrael Meir the yeshiva students called him the Rebbe and he was known by everyone else as the Chofetz Chaim. A few months after Rabbi Nisel

Machberes Continued from Page 63 to confer with the Rebbe. The Skverer Rebbe noticed him there and asked about him. When told that he was a student of the Chofetz Chaim, the Skverer Rebbe ushered him

The Chofetz Chaim severely circumscribed the parameters of acceptable discourse, requiring Jews to focus on positive aspects of the human experience. He wrote further that the Torah absolutely acknowl

REAL ESTATE Continued from Page 65 pail with a wood handle to be delivered to each house. He would draw the water from wells in the middle of the shechunah. These wells were originally built by the Tu

Jewish Crete A Visit To Charming Chania BY NAOMI BAUM A short hop over from Israel brings one to Crete, the largest and most populated of the Greek isles. For Israeli vacationers as well as those tour

Diet Mania My Journey BY MICHELE HERENSTEIN Youre probably thinking that a diet is about losing weight or eating only certain foods. If you use diet as a verb, it would mean to eat less food, probably

sweet, intelligent, or whatever it is a guy likes in a girl, what does it matter if she isnt a skinny model type Most people dont stay thin for a lifetime, but they probably will stay kind. Words to r

Good Times At MTA Debate Club Welcomes Guest Speaker The Yeshiva University High School for Boys MTA High School Debate Club was fortunate to host Mr. Zack Rosenberg last week to discuss techniques of

Heartfelt thanks are due to all who helped put this terrific weekend together, especially Rabbi Green and Elie Hirt of the studentactivities office for all of their hard work. Seventeen students were

MTA Continued from Page 71 of their yeshivawide Shabbaton. Thanks to executive director Shuey Jacoby and assistant director of student activities Elie Hirt, the 11th and 12thgraders were able not only

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5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Lettermen BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Like a slightly open ark 5. Hatzolah people 9. Unsteady boat 14. Challah option 15. Titanic singer 16. Genre for Maurice Ster

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ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Page 72 same concept applied to our making aliyah. Of course, we dont rely on miracles and only a fool voluntarily walks into the middle of an active shootout. However,

insights on THE TORAH Vayishlach Yaakovs Lament From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN I have sojourned with Lavan. Bereishis 325 This week the dreaded encounter between Yaakov and Eisav finally

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ My husband believes that you can tell a lot about a society from its music. He gives examples of the chazzanus melodies of years ago, many of which were beseeching

News From The Hills Continued from Page 79 annual Mishmeres Convention held in Monsey. There they were inspired by various worldrenowned speakers, such as Rabbi Yitzchock Feigenbaum and Ms. Chevy Garf

always more to accomplish and ways to improve what we do, and we will always seek those out. I am especially proud of our outstanding teachers, who are the most dedicated professionals I have ever had

News From The Hills Continued from Page 81 salem since 1980. In 2015, Rebbetzin Heller and Rabbi Dovid Kass opened Bnos Avigayil on the Neve Campus for Englishspeaking, posthighschool graduates of Bai

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 82 The Five Towns Business Magnet Families in the Five Towns are now receiving the new edition of the Five Towns business magnet. It is a colored directory m

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 85 need immediately. Or just give them a call from 1000 a.m.500 p.m. at 8558552324 and one of their friendly live operators will connect you to the business o

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 86 The grand opening occurred a few days before Chanukah, and in some respects the success of the Jewish learning initiative in a tough financial climate can

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 88 Mrs. Elisheva Kaminetsky SKAs administration head of school Mrs. Helen Spirn, Ms. Raizi Chechik, principal grades 910, Dr. Tzipora Meier, principal grades

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 90 Well Always Have Paris . . . In Woodmere The Backstage at Woodmere Bowling on Broadway is proud to present French singing sensation Steve Lucas on Sunday,

Ariella Newman, JSC program manager, sorting the first batch of toys courtesy of Rabbi Brazil and DRS High School Daphna Mishaan, toydrive coordinator, packing toys ents that their kids friends rece

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 97 evolved over the years into a polished, comprehensive, and invaluable asset to the MAY experience. Guiding talmidim in their journey after mesivta is an in

are learning bhasmadah rabbah like they have never done before and loving every minute of it. A Village With A Big HeartAnd Lots Of Cholent By Avrumi Farber A funny thing happened on the way home fr

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 99 fruit platters, and vegetable crudits rounded out the gastronomic extravaganza, adding a colorful, festive touch to the overall presentation. Of course, no

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Community News Continued from Page 100 terrelief, ambulance response, and blood services to Israels eight million people. MDA, Israels largest volunteer NGO, is a global pioneer in masscasualty respon

important. You are special. And to watch the smiles on the faces of these children is priceless. Organizers are expecting this second annual Chanukah party to be a resounding success. This is a great

Community News Continued from Page 103 The partners archives comprise the worlds largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. The collections span 700 year

letters to THE EDITOR A Communitys Love Response To The Tragic Passing Of Justin Zemser Dear friends and neighbors in the Jewish community, We lost our dear son Justin Yaakov Ephraim Zemser, zl, in th

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 105 The word shalom means peace. Through acting upon his ideals, Justin found great peace. He realized that it is only by helping others that we can truly fin

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