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See Page 92 See Page 20 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island See Pages 35 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 13 NO. 22 FEBRUARY 22, 2013 FROM THE EDITOR BY LARRY

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 11 not rely on this Rema and send the shalach manos to someone else. Anonymity. Does the recipient have to know who sent it, or does anonymity work The Ksav Sofer

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ACHDUS AND AGONY Continued from Front Cover ingly frightening as well. One need not be an astute observer of Israeli politics to know that the deep divisions among the various religious and ethnic gro

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ACHDUS AND AGONY Continued from Page 16 mans head. I opened the car window and asked him rather incredulously how he could do such a thing. He responded quickly and distinctly, Ani soneh kol harabbani

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ACHDUS AND AGONY Continued from Page 18 As I squeezed into one of the tiny rooms that has a capacity of 20 but now held at least 50, we began to join in the saying of Ashrei. As I began to look around

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover wants you to have fun. And hes serious. This is no laughing matter or then again, perhaps it is. Rabbi Greenblatt, in his endless energetic fashion, is throwing

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 22 him. In fact it really is not it is more about how this Memphis native sees things with an unobstructed clarity of vision that has him setting his sights on an objec

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover I dont know if it is the influence of the Purim story, but at this time in our modern history it seems difficult to find anything out there that is genuine.

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 27 the margin of error of the national census, or something like that. So what is former Senator Chuck Hagels problem with the Jews My superficial impression is tha

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Eitan Katz Continued from Page 30 WOW is the word that comes to mind when I think about the music that Eitan played at our wedding, say Mr. and Mrs. T. The music was so incredible, each person danced

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Machberes Inside The Chassidic And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM Legitimate Confusion Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, the greatly respected Philadelphia Rosh Yeshiva, spoke at a Project YES co

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THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz ThreeCorner Cookies Of all the festive holidays on the Jewish calendar, Purim is arguably the most exuberant. Kids and adults alike dressing up from head to toe in all sor

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BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Dishonest Discount As Avrumi perused the signs on the bulletin board of his yeshiva, he saw a new sign posted by the off

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Purim Torah BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER I dont drink on Purim. Unless you count a half a cup of Bartenura, which no one ever does, for some reason. I almost never drink, because drinking gives me heartburn

Mordechai I guess it matters if one of them is approaching, and youre quickly trying to figure out whether its Mordechai or Haman. Fortunately, there are a lot of people named Mordechai nowadays, and

insights on THE TORAH Tetzavveh How To Be Jewish In A NonJewish World From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN Unlike a generation ago, today the walls of the ghetto no longer sequester us from the r

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insights on THE TORAH Purim The Fragrance Of Greatness BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS pasuk of Fine myrrh . . . This pasuk details the fragrant spices used in the s

just the opposite was true. Haman was allowed his angry retaliation against Mordechai because of Hashems anger against His people, who were guilty of prostrating themselves to Haman by joining Achashv

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The Gantze Megillah With Dr. Paul Brody On Purim day, as for the past 11 years, the students of the Middle School of the North Shore Hebrew Academy of Great Neck will be present on a mandatory day of

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Gantze Megillah Continued from Page 61 idly remembers the first time he read the Megillah at the expansive Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, led by Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, where he grew up. He recall

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Obama Is Americas Problem, Not Israels Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER In recent weeks, I have been somewhat surprised by the many voices that have been raised by American Jews calling on Israel and

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Iron And Irony BY RABBI AVI SHAFRAN A typical offering included a closeup of the deformed face of a Jewish man above the legend The Scum of Humanity This Jew says that he is a member of Gds chosen peo

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Gilis Goodies Continued from Page 76 Gilis Goodies began when we founded the Raise Your Spirits womens theater of Gush Etzion. Our first production was Andrew Lloyd Webbers beloved musical Joseph the

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 73 man and Benjy Tucker shared their lifechanging stories about volunteering at Camp Koby this past summer. Afterwards, guests competed in a trivia competitio

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 79 had a morning filled with music, singing, and dancing. York State to provide the complex care required for all premature and sick newborns. Proud mother 2

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Machberes Continued from Page 34 9915. This unfavorable attitude and negation applies all year round, 247, including during Purim. Thankfully, alcoholism is not a serious problem within the observant

Between Brothers From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ . I just returned from six days of meetings in Israel, and I could probably fill the next six articles with the details of

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 Moshe Berkowitz from Brooklyn and Mordechai Schuler from Hewlett playing for the third place prize. The crowd gathered around to watch as the final rounds

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 89 whelming, and Tomchei started their Pesach collection on a high note. As this holiday approaches, so many families are filled with anxiety and despair rath

efforts of Ms. Leora Palgon, Shalhevet mock trial coordinator, and Mrs. Marmer, Esq. and Ms. Makau, Esq., who have been so kind in lending their experience and expertise in guiding and supporting the

letters to THE EDITOR The Voice Of Unreason Dear Editor, Thank you for your article last week and your comments regarding Mr. Kochs feelings regarding Jonathan Pollard. I strongly agree with your asse

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Osina Race Too Close To Call BY LARRY GORDON With no definitive winner in the special election held on Tuesday that featured Far Rockaway resident Pesach Osina against six other candidates, the waitin

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Community News From Around The World United Prayer Event For Mashiach, February 24 After the tremendous success and unity seen on September 23, we will pray again together on Purim, Sunday, February 2

Esther brought a yeshuah to the Jewish people. They will mention Mesamche Lev donors by name, pray for their personal salvations, and leave a kvittel at the kevarim. The tefillos will ascend to shamay

Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B...Cavities BY DR. DENISE COHEN Purim is approaching, a festive time of year filled with merriment and excitement. Many of us are working hard to come up with the perfect cos

harmful bacteria feed on it and produce acid as a byproduct. This acid then breaks down our tooth structure, causing cavities. This is why limiting sugar intake and practicing good oral hygiene habits

Ode To Pesach BY MIRIAM ADLER To the tune of Ilu Hotzianu Once upon a simpler time We made Pesach on a dime We cleaned and cooked, no tickets booked, Dayenu Dai Dayenu, Dai Dayenu . . . We balabustas

Community News Continued from Page 99 that he is so excited about the prospect of a camp day that combines the beauty of skiing the Andes mountains and the intensity and ruchniyus of serious Torah lea

Community News Continued from Page 103 one of Ohels most fervent supporters and loyal friends. Ohel looks at every person and sees a soul, said Hinda Mizrahi, who with her husband, Robert Mizrahi, was

system, and over the past several years many American leaders have echoed his sentiments. The Iron Dome Tribute event coordinated by The Friedlander Group, under the leadership of its CEO, Ezra Friedl

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ Last weeks column was highly abridged due to the fact that I had just returned from Israel. Along with bringing presents for everyone, I came home with something e

part in a huge milestone event they made a beautiful Chumash presentation for family and friends and received their Chumashim, amidst great pomp and excitement. The students enthusiasm was palpable as


News From The Hills Continued from Page 107 extract the important life lessons to be learned. Often, our students can look at a pasuk, and come up with Rashis question on it, all on their ownand they

News From The Hills Continued from Page 109 and favorite recipes from their families. They all loved the special time they spent with the relative of their choice, too, making the project even more sp

Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Purim Preparations Today is our Hebrew anniversary Twentysix years ago Lenny and I were wedded. Time surely passes quickly. We were married in Adar, a fest

Community News Continued from Page 105 Grow and Behold hopes that people will patronize their brand when doing their holiday shopping and thereby also help out the Masbia soup kitchen. This campaign c

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