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See Page 75 See Page 105 See Pages 35 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 13 NO. 23 19 ADAR 5773 MARCH 1, 2013 FROM THE EDITOR

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover Perhaps dissension emerging on an Orthodox Jewishdominated school board was inevitable, but those involved bemoan and deeply regret what is taking place. In

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 6 house 60 doctors or 100 doctors. Board member Kaufman says that when the developers wanted to promote the idea that there would be employment opportunities on the

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 8 group of medical offices is going to have upon their practices. Also concerned are the owners and management companies of office buildings that house physicians a

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And you shall make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the perfumer Shmos 3035 Since many animals were slaughtered in the sacred place each day, their flesh butchered and burned and their inte

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover and the work have only just begun. Likud MK Moshe Feiglin was in New York the other day to meet with friends and supporters who have stood with him and provided

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 14 step years ago of joining the Likud, crafting a new message and working diligently to garner support and popularity. As Feiglin progressed and advanced through the r

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RESPECT FOR THE RABBIS Continued from Front Cover Would a chareidi Jew ever release such a letter Of course not The settlement movement in Yesha, it is important to remember, was not the work of profe

RESPECT FOR THE RABBIS Continued from Page 19 wearing a gartel. and burst into tears. The Rebbe asked why he was crying. And my father answered Awe. I was nine years old, but I remember it as if it we

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover bought pizza because you can modify it in whatever way you want. You can even customize each slice. The problem is that most people have an oven that is, we

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 21 What Items Produce Zeiah Some authorities, such as the Pri Magadim cited in the Pischei Teshuvah 926, write that only liquids produce zeiah, but foods that are

COMMUNAL APOLOGY Continued from Front Cover lady whom I only met once and whose name I dont even remember. I hope she can find it in her expansive Yiddishe heart to forgive me along with the rest of t

COMMUNAL APOLOGY Continued from Page 23 that Chazal describe as being megayeir anashim bringing people closer to Hashem. Where did Avraham learn that this is something he should do The Chasam Sofer ex

Community News From Around The World Rachels Place English To A T By Ahava Ehrenpreis Anticipation is greater than realization, goes the old saying. What a delightful surprise when just the opposite i

Community News Continued from Page 25 tured speaker will be Governor Mike Huckabee, a favorite of those who welcome truth and civility in reporting. Governor Huckabee has been to Israel many times and

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Community News Continued from Page 26 respondence from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, or, if they live in the area, to take advantage of the inclass courses in a comfortable frum setting in either Br

attended Nefesh BNefesh prealiyah informational seminars throughout the U.S., Canada, and UK, including specially tailored programs, events, and individual counseling sessions. For a full schedule of

Redemptive AntiSemitism in Europe Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER Purim has always been linked to Persia, which is known today as the nation of Iran. Purim has also been for most Jews a reminder of t

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Sharanskys Second Term What Does It Mean B Y 5 TJ T S TA F F Former Soviet dissident, Knesset Member, and author Natan Sharansky just won a second term as head of the Jewish Agency at the organization

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Sharanskys Second Term Continued from Page 32 together with you to help secure the Jewish people with Natan at the helm. While Jewish Agency officials told Israeli media outlets that the selection com

Since the Jewish Agency has moved away from mass aliyah, its quest to remain relevant has led the organization to restructure around the preservation of Jewish identity in the Diaspora, which it hopes

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Lessons Learned And Not Learned There are some lessons that come hard to me. Oddly, I am always under the impression that someone in the public eye is someo

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz How To Order Ordering at a restaurant can be tricky. If its a new restaurant that youve never been to, you might be overwhelmed with choices. If its a restaurant you have

Pool It Together BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER I dont mean to complain, but car pools are not as much fun as the words might imply. From a kids perspective, its probably better than taking the bus. I took th

means five more minutes. Or else someone else drives car pool, and the entire house is awakened by their horn every morning, and everyone springs into action, making lunches and snacks and signing hom

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insights on THE TORAH Ki Sissa Picking Up The Pieces From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN Its too late . . . Im too far gone . . . Itll never be the same . . . How many times have we heard those

insights on THE TORAH The Power Of Giving BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE In the beginning of the parashah, the pesukim are talking about each man giving a halfshekel coin for the counting of the J

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It Takes A Village A Conversation With Dr. Barak Avraham BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER AMIT saved my life, Dr. Barak Avraham says as he begins telling his compelling story. It is the evening prior to AMIT

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It Takes A Village 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

Sandy Tax Relief Part 3 Claiming A Business Casualty Loss Deduction BY STEVEN SCHLACHTER, CPA, MBA This article is the third and final installment in a series discussing the federal casualty loss dedu

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News From Rambam Mesivta Scientific excellence. Benjamin Akhavan, a member of the senior class in Rambam, continued the schools longstanding legacy of excellence in science by participating in the Lon

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Rambam Mesivta Continued from Page 58 at Rambam Mesivta farhering the boys and later addressing the student body. Talmidim in Rambams masmidim double beis medrash program had the opportunity to presen

Behind The Scenes At Shalhevets NewZies The air was alive with suppressed excitement. The theater was filled with music from the early 1900s, an authentic mix of ragtime and jazz. The audience, guided

An original script was written by Director Naama Rosenberg, which highlighted the two main themes of the play the passing of the torch from one generation to the next, and the victory of the underdogs

From Vienna To Williamsburg Machberes Inside The Chassidic And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM The Vienner Chasunah. On Sunday, March 3, Avrohom Boruch Babad will iyH marry the daughter of

ered. On Sunday, May 28, 1961, Rabbi Ezriel Yehuda Liebowitz, ztl 19101991, Hodhaazer Rav and author of Ezer MiYehuda, succeeded Rabbi Steif and was elected as Rav of the Vienner kehillah. After survi

letters to THE EDITOR Juveniles At The Kiddush Club Dear Editor, Several weeks ago, I was at a kiddush at one of the local shuls. There were many tables with hot food and desserts. There was also a ta

The relationship that the students build with their morahs and rebbes are unusual, to say the least. Even years after the kids have graduated, you will find rebbes attending students weddings and othe

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 67 project to start buying nearby homes to expand their footprint deeper and deeper into communities. As the community residents rights grow weaker and weaker

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ Somehow being that its only the end of February, its hard to believe that Purim is over and the Pesach rush has officially begun. How can we get ourselves into a s

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW This weeks letter is being answered by Jennifer Mann, LMSW. Dear Jennifer, Unknowingly, my husband, Max, was involved in something at work that wasnt 100 kosher. When he f

her know that you did or that you were angry with her. Or, you can talk to her about what you have been feeling. You can let her know how her inattentiveness has been making you feel and express genui

News From The Hills Continued from Page 69 derfully innovative Youth Department. For more information or to sign up, contact Rachel Klein and Ronit Farber at Cinema Utopia

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Brother, Can You Spare A Dime By Vivienne Frank Quarters are worth holding onto. Theyre the favorite food of those voracious Cedarhurst parking meters However, dimes, nickels, an

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 73 SweetUP was founded by Esti Berkowitz founder of and Abbey Wolin founder of in June 2012. As editors of their own re

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 75 item is ready to be cherished by its purchaser. This months auction featured properties from Freeport, Glen Cove, Jericho, and Woodmere, with over 150 box

very interested in and inspired by the history and customs of Purim. One local teen, a firsttimer to an NCSY event, expressed, I am definitely not used to this type of holiday, but this was incredibly

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 79 day, TSA stood for Tefillin Strapping Activity The tables were set with centerpieces which included eye masks, passports, and luggage. Kids and adults took

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 68 demographics that bothered me so much as the utter lack of adherence to any rules or discipline. When I even tried to allude to what I thought was an infri

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 petitiveness, intensity, and professionalism of an official league. The league was established with a Torah hashkafah about sports. With that being the cas

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 85 almost three decades, Morah Shaindys uniqueness as a teacher stems from her recognition that her young students are individuals in their personalities and

Pick Purple, Build Teens Its convenient, its reliable, its freeand it supports Jewish teenage girls. Now in the Five Towns, the Pick Purple Clothing Drive accepts clothing and shoes in any condition a

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 87 We cant wait to see how the sixthgraders use their math skills next Visit to the Living Torah Museum. Sixthgraders had a wonderful trip to the Living Torah

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From Here To Poland BY RINA HALLER Its hard for me to imagine a world that is not in the shadow of the Holocaust. But with the coming generation, that impossibility is reality. With denial on the rise

Besides the weather, I will, Gd willing, disconnect from the world. After six months of living in Eretz Yisrael, my ties to my family are daily phone calls, emails, and Skype. For this week, I will no

Team HASC A Parents Perspective BY SHALOM HOFFMAN Im sitting on the plane on my way back from the RockNRoll halfmarathon weekend in Pasadena, California in which Team HASC actively participated. The l

we couldnt stop observing the smiles and pride on their faces as over 140 current and past staff took a weekend off to fly across the country to improve the quality of life of their beloved campers. O

Rav Michoel Miller, ztl An Appreciation BY A. MILLER Our father, Rav Mordechai Michoel Miller, was born in 1943 in Boston to his parents, Rabbi Yeshaya and Mrs. Yehudis Miller. The spiritual climate i

Team HASC Continued from Page 97 with special needs. As she listened and grasped the immensity of what she was witnessing, she uttered the following two words Good Lrd This too was a massive public ki

Rav Michoel Miller Continued from Page 98 our father, with his trademark intensity, learned in the yeshiva for a number of years. When the yeshiva closed, the family returned to New York. Our father b

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insights on THE TORAH Ki Sisa Naaseh Venishma BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS In advance of receiving the Torah, Bnei Yisrael declared Naaseh venishma Shmos 247. The ide

Rav Michoel Miller Continued from Page 100 were to wear a kapota, I would lose all my drive. Totty had no shtick. He was an absolutely real person and was only concerned about pnemiyus. Once, when an

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KI SISA Continued from Page 103 The Beis HaLevi Shmos 3113 explains With this we may understand why parashas Pekudei states about every detail and action connected to building the Mishkan that it was

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