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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover Eliezer was saying that he remembers my dad and that he was a wonderful Jew, a man of substance and character. That is the best way that I can translate it. And

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 2 time I lifted up my eyes, one of these guys was zigzagging his way around the worshippers. I dont think I ever saw a contraption before that can carry about 30 shtend

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover like these that fortify the relationship between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. We are looking off at the lights that dot the horizon that is Gaza

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 7 this working class town. The odd or unusual thing was that throughout the Pillar of Clouds operation, things were not as bad as they used to be in Sderot. Sure, t

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LUACH December 13December 22 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 29 Kislev 5th day Chanukah Thursday, December 13 6th Chanukah light Rosh Chodesh eve CALENDAR 1 Teves 6th day Chanukah Friday, December 14

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 8 ceased falling, though the threat and for many the fear is always present. Its hard to say where Sderot would be without this yeshiva. It is a hesder yeshiva that

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THE WEBERMAN TRIAL Continued from Front Cover of 11 other victims too fearful to step forward indicates, then what we have here is truly sickening. We have a 12yearold girl that did not quite meet the

PROJECT NIVNEH Continued from Front Cover onto the Rockaway Peninsula and Nassau environs. Imagine sitting in the comfort of your home and suddenly hearing eerie noises. Within seconds you see water s

PROJECT NIVNEH Continued from Page 17 to fruition together with Partners in Sandy. Created with the purpose of pairing families who have been suffering since the storm devastated their lives with a pa

lies they are paired with as reciprocal as she recalls how one of her families, who had lost so much during the storm, had expressed their gratitude to her. On a recent Friday afternoon, Shevys doorbe

PROJECT NIVNEH Continued from Page 19 the families they are partnered with. A userfriendly website,, has been created to facilitate the process of Hurricane Sandy victims registering online

The most immediate need was to figure out how we would help 500 devastated families from Belle Harbor, Bayswater, Far Rockaway, Five Towns, and Long Beach get back into their homes. Obviously the over

CHINUCH OF CHANUKAH Continued from Front Cover math has sublimated spiritually. As a community, we have risen to the occasion and then some. Forced to accept the dictates of whats unchangeable, weve g


CHINUCH OF CHANUKAH Continued from Page 22 Hebrew for education are linguistically linked. Rav Shlomo Wolbe, ztl, famously formulated an educational theory based on two distinct, equally essential, in



DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow A Five Towns Simcha PHOTOS BY 5 TOWNS DJ PHOTO VIDEO Seeing Anothers Pain A man who is suffering from tzaraas has to call out, I am tamei. The simple reaso

THE WEBERMAN TRIAL Does your Tax and Accounting professional provide investments, insurance, 401K, and IRA services Does your Financial Planner provide CPA accounting and tax services Continued from

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DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 27 found Europe in deep turmoil. Napoleons legions were rolling across the continent in an irresistible advance, overwhelming the Austrian, Prussian, and Russian

Question My age is not important. However, I am concerned about the shidduch crisis and the fact that every year, Rachmanah litzlan, hundreds of girls are not getting married. As a single girl in the

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 33 party should call the shadchan with a yes or no by 10 oclock the next morning. Additionally, when a shidduch is redt to you, get back to the shadchan with an answer

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Bumped Rabbi Feld sat in the boarding lounge of the airport, learning his daf. He was traveling to the wedding of one of

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 35 please explain the reason for what you said When a person gives a gift, we evaluate his intention in giving it, said Rabbi Dayan. Mr. Krauss clearly bought you

mutual damage A. Two people who were both walking or both running on public property are liable if they actively injured or damaged each other, but not if they merely collided and were injured or dama

insights on THE TORAH Recognizing Inner Beauty BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE The seeds were planted many, many years before the actual event some 1,700 years later. The flood was over. Noach left

Class Space BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER If youre looking for a career that involves a lot of travel, a decent amount of job security, and you dont want to have to wear a tie, I would definitely suggest get

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Howd You Do It has been more than six weeks since the hurricane known as Sandy devastated our area. Of course, it was not just our area. The flooding produc

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The Divine Candle BY YOCHANAN GORDON Despite the vast amount of recovery and relief still ahead of us after Hurricane Sandy, Chanukah could not come at a more opportune time. The fundamental notion of

The name of Gd which corresponds to malchus is the shem ADNY, which has a numerical value of 65. In addition to the Shem Havayah, even higher than it is the shem AHYH, which corresponds to kesser, or

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz Putting Together A Dinner Party Dinner parties can be fun and excitingan elaborate and lavish sitdown meal that lets you show off your cooking skills in a beautiful, grown

Four Generations Building Menorahs Together Eliyahu Kramer and his cousin Asher Isaacs, both pre1A students at Yeshiva of South Shore, are joined by their fathers, Shiloh Kramer and Ari Isaacs, Eliya

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Mirs Shabbos Of Chizuk THE DISH Continued from Page 48 able and less overwhelming. Not everything is better made fresh, so get as much done in advance as possible. Any sauces, dressings, condiments,

A Land Flowing With... Olive Oil And Wine BY TAMI BENMAYER As children, we all learned the story of the Chanukah miracle. How the tiny amount of olive oil that the Maccabees found was enough to light

Olive Oil And Wine Continued from Page 53 planted ten different varieties of olives separately, each with its own unique conditions and its own unique growing system. Similar to wine varietals that ar

Is Summer Really Over Croton Crowns Champions The summer officially came to an end on Thursday, November 29, in the Croton Basketball Summer League Championship Game, between the undefeated Lobos and

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Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin A Wonderful Three Nights Lenny and I are sitting on a plane taking a brief trip to Miami. With Citibank ThankYou Points due to expire, and on the brink of

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MOTHERS MUSINGS Continued from Page 57 ferent Mexican favorites that I did not thoroughly enjoy. Right when we thought we could not eat another bite, we were treated to a wonderful dessert that I neve

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MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Six years ago I went through the painful process of a divorce. I have three young children and an exhusband who basically moved on with his life. Support from

thing I can do to bring Joyce around and save our friendship, or am I asking for too much Rejected Dear Rejected, Of course you arent asking for too much to want your dearest friend to remain in your

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Chanukah Events At SKA Chanukah spirit filled with achdus and simcha swept through the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls all this week. Each day featured special events, ki

The menorah lighting ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Zalman Wolowik from Chabad of the Five Towns. The event was sponsored by Sholom and Pessy Jacobs of Jacobs Real Estate Advisors and Novak, Juhase,


MINDBIZ Continued from Page 63 shifting your energy to a new lifeline, a new person to turn to and connect with. Joyce hasnt found a new lifeline for herself, and that can be scary for her. You are fe


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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 65 latkes all added to the flavor of the indoor street fair. Each child was presented with a special gift bag from TAG to take home to extend the lichtige spi

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 70 each one pitching their school and its benefits, and a presentation on financial aid from Ira Rosenfeld, a mesivta parent who is a financial aid counselor

ed when the facility was allowed to be reopened this past Thursday and the residents started to arrive back home. One member of the staff said, It was like getting our family back together. It was one

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 73 some clothing because he lost everything in the stormhe was not even left with another pair of pants. That really affected me and I decided that I must do

Croton FB 5x7 new Croton Sunday 5x7 new Minyanim in the 5 TownsFar Rockaway Area 1245 Agudas Israel of Long Island Sun 130 Cedarhurst Center Mesivta Chaim Shlomo in Darchei Torah Shor Yoshuv Y

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 74 Ohavei Torah High School of Riverdale. He has accepted the position of principal at Yeshiva Orchos Chaim, the Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim affiliate opening iyH i

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 76 named Aidel. Rebbetzin Miller is a niece of Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg. She currently lives in Ramat Shlomo and her husband serves as the rosh kollel at


News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ This past Shabbos, erev Chanukah, we had all our local children and their families for lunch. Since two of our daughters will be going to their inlaws for Shabbos

Upcoming Events The Program Committee of the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, in conjunction with the Womens League, invites all men and women to a Chanukah Oneg on Friday evening, December 14, at 7

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 82 with Hashem. They are a means of getting us to pray, perhaps in a different way that will make a difference. When I pour the lead, I make people read a tef


Join us for our 11th year in Florida Hosted by JEFF BRAVERMAN DAVID GROSS returns as our Passover Director ScholarsinResidence Featuring RABBI DR. NORMAN LAMM Chancellor of Yeshiva University Beach

Coins To Combat Cancer North Shore Hebrew Academy High School students held a unique weeklong competition between the grades to raise funds to fight cancer. With creative coin collections and bracele

Community News From Around The World Itzhak Perlman And Y.M. Helfgot At Park East Concert, December 16 The tradition of cantorial music has enhanced the prayers and worship of Jewish congregants aroun

Shabbos At The Agudah Convention, December 2729 Theres nothing like Shabbos at an Agudas Yisroel national convention. As the sun sets, the unmistakable aura of the day descends. Spirited discussions a

Reform The Rabbinate Rabbi David Stav Lashes Out At Religious Establishment BY SAM SOKOL At the Ticho House restaurant on Rav Kook Street in downtown Jerusalem, inside a private dining room, are seate


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OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz More Interesting Than The Electoral College Four weeks off. Well, at least off from writing. Working to open the yeshiva never stops. I was in the U.S. for two wee

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ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Page 96 to happen in the elections and I have simply given up trying to figure it out. There is still too much change going on. I tell him to speak with me in January,


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