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OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Front Cover scalp and its counterpart on the left side of my scalp. Much as I want to, I cant seem to stop the hands of time from moving forward. The bright side

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DREAMS Continued from Front Cover opportunity to read the indepth analysis of these events on a much larger scale. In addition, the long shifts that I had volunteered for at the hospital bedside of my

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OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Page 4 ing it quite evident to the lady behind the counter that we were alone in the building and that obviously no one else had made an appointment either. No,

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DREAMS Continued from Page 6 terrible things to come, as Chazal Bava Kamma 60a teach us that when tzadikim are removed from the world, it can be in order to spare them the personal pain of an impendin

DREAMS Continued from Page 11 from his hospital room in Sloan Kettering, Rav Shneur Kotler. The discussion centered on one issue should a protest be made for the kavod haTorah of this gadol Hador, or

of greatness for Leiby he had dreams of the Luchos and for some reason was zocheh to bury the shivrei Luchos instead. Yet, for a young innocent beautiful child to be the source of such achdus, of such

OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Page 8 came there for refreshments still eludes me. I was then approached by a young woman who apparently believed that a ban on makeup was about to be institute

On Monday July 11th, at 5pm little 8 year old Leiby Kletzky left day camp to meet his mother a few blocks away. When Leiby did not arrive, his anxious mother called the local Shomrim patrol to report

THE ODD GUY NEXT DOOR Continued from Front Cover Persons who hear voices in their head and have paranoid delusions such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders have often paid a terrible price

OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Page 14 yes just to see how many individuals would be involved in the making, pouring, and serving of the beverage. single customer who simply wanted a haircut

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover ing new friendships. We still disagree and do not accept their lord, but oddly enough thats why they love us so much. An inordinate number of fundamentalist

When it comes to Christian money being poured into Israel, there is the big picture and then there is the little one. tinue to work on the Beck event said that they returned with a feeling that there

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover print on the collective soul and intellect of our community. Each possesses a different emphasis and sometimes even hashkafah that they impart to their constitue

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 19 formed that if they intended to take their group to the Temple Mount, they would be met by a countergroup composed of Palestinian Arabs who would be protesting t

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 20 Officials at St. Johns Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway have announced that they are ready to pick up the slack and to become the central healthcare facility servi

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 22 Last year 30,000 people at over 300 locations saw Wiping A Tear. Thousands have begun reaching out and changing Jewish lives. This Tisha BAv, be part of the moveme

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fier ion Sha Ben Tz by R on understanding forces that Hashem put into the world. This can be clarified with a mashal. A Modern Junkyard Electromagnetism is a force that we are all familiar and comf

Does Ignorance Bliss Solution To Last Weeks 5TJT Puzzle The Afterlife BY DR. BERNIE KASTNER The wellrecognized phrase ignorance is bliss carries with it much truth. What we dont know cant hurt us, ri

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW This weeks letter is being answered by Jennifer Mann, LMSW. Dear Jennifer, I am a divorced father in my early forties. I was married to my exwife for 20 years and we have

would I set myself up for that again It would be nice to have someone to come home to and to share a life with, but I could never open myself up to the idea of being hurt ever again. You know the sayi

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An Unprecedented Tragedy Leads to Unparalleled Response Chai Lifeline Joins with Community Organizations to Help Community Find Nechama The disappearance and brutal murder of eightyearold Leiby Kletzk

Chai Lifeline is indebted to the following institutions and individuals for their selfless and continuing cooperative efforts to bring nechama to families around the world. Project CHAI Volunteers Mrs

MindBiz Continued from Page 31 years of your marriage trying to please herafter which she then told you she still doesnt love youis a recipe for disempowerment. In order for you to begin to jump over

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REAL ESTATE Continued from Page 37 home ownership as opposed to renting. But the most important aspect of buying a home now is that realestate prices have not been this low in a decade, making it a re

THE AFTERLIFE Continued from Page 29 dread thinking about our own mortality. When we are young and healthy, why is it even important to bring ourselves down by thinking about things like this What goo

Supper Ideas Continued from Page 27 Forget it Lets just go out to eat Okay, so where do we go I dont know where do you want to go And then when they get there, they spend a half hour staring at the me

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ So, has it been hot enough for you Last Friday felt like a furnace, and Shabbos wasnt much better. Finally, this week, we can expect cooler temperatures and less h

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS UJAFederation Recognizes Local Groups For Strengthening Global Jewish Bonds The JCC of the Greater Five Towns, along with the Brandeis School, the Hebrew Academy of the Five Town

News From The Hills Continued from Page 41 does not mean that the virus is not present there. It is possible that West Nile activity may be present but undetected anywhere in New York City during mosq

War Of The Words Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER Once upon a time we all knew that Palestine hadnt existed since the days of the Roman conquest of the land of Israel, and there certainly was no state

Bank, can be viewed on YouTube. Ayalon appears in front of an animated backdrop, and begins tackling the very simple question of from whom Israel liberated the Arab occupation of Judea and Samaria. He

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 42 a House Republican bill H.R. 2018, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 that she said would weaken the Act and leave local communities vulner

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 47 to the people who rely on the hospital for employment and quality health care. All too often, Rockaway residents find themselves getting the short end of t

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 48 Bobby shetichyeh set up exactly that type of home. People were always coming in and out, knowing that at the Soffer home theyd find a listening ear, a shou

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 51 13, I hope you will join me in supporting Democrat Michael Simanowitz for State Assembly. For over 15 years, Simanowitz has been Chief of Staff to Assembly

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Community News Continued from Page 53 guest at their Shabbos table and even invited one of their relatives from Eretz Yisrael to live with them in their home. Raising money for tzedakah was another on

60 dentists to Israel. Nefesh BNefesh is proud to help increase the population of physicians and dentists in Israel, said Nefesh BNefesh vice chairman Erez Halfon. The impending shortage of doctors in

Community News Continued from Page 55 Touro Offers Innovative Masters Program With Dual Focus In Design And Programming Touro Graduate School of Technology www.touro.edugst has begun offering a new Ma

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News From Mr. Smith BY CHAYA ABELSKY Imagine, this morning, you receive a call This is Tim Smith, senior partner at Smith, Deringer, and Lewis, the voice on the phone says. Im calling to inform you, h

Community News Continued from Page 56 curriculum thats set in stone it will be obsolete within a month. We teach students that they have to change as the field changes. Country Yossi To Announce Winn

Community News Continued from Page 61 YU Tishah BAv Program In Teaneck, August 9 Yeshiva Universitys Center for the Jewish Future and Congregation Keter Torah with Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, senior

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dren ended the day with a visit to the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem. According to the commander of ZAKAs special units, Chaim Outmazgin, who initiated the program We decided to devote the unit retreat da

Reporting Suspected Abuse Two Views Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN One of the repercussions of the tragic Leiby Kletzky murder was a recapitulation and clarification of the views of two organi

Uncomfortably Numb Thoughts On The Three Weeks BY DONI JOSZEF Exhibit A Lounge chairs. Barbecues. Beach balls. Pia coladas. Sunglasses. Kids are jumping through sprinklers, as the Beach Boys Surfin US

Reporting Abuse Continued from Page 66 lose jobs, and quite often they are never hired again. This can happen to completely innocent human beings. While the Agudah position may not be popular, it does

Of course it is assumed that the rabbi will seek the advice of professionals in the field as may be necessary. It is not necessary to convene a formal bais din rabbinic tribunal for this purpose, and

5TJT Puzzle Tribal Rabbis BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Exact 5. Not Aves. 8. Talk big 12. Smell 13. crowd 16. Vegas alternative 17. Ready to eat 18. Creepy 19. Do others.... 20. Yaakovs eldest and a Mos


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