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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover communal proclivity to being drawn to the difficult and challenging situations that we seem to confront at every turn. Israels booming hightech industry, its

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 6 as Jews in Israel and around the world. Demonstrating ones generosity by allowing ones enemies in is not a good idea. It is said of a person who had such an open

FEATURES Aliyah Chronicle Shmuel Katz Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter 63, 91 Community News Around The Five Towns 107 Around The World 113 Daf Yomi Insights R Avrohom Sebr

ACHDUS GEULAH Continued from Front Cover Purim, when Klal Yisrael comes together as onethrough the mitzvos of mishloach manos and matanos levyonim and through every household throwing its doors wide

The Boys Of Zhmerinka BY LARRY GORDON Traditionally, Chabad emissaries fan out around the globe for Pesach in order to bring the season of our freedom to Jews in remote regions of the world. Two such

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ACHDUS GEULAH Continued from Page 9 rael is legendary, sent out a personalized email to his parent body to come out and vote for HALB. What a manifestation of ahavas Yisrael and achdus Several days a

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BIRTHDAY Continued from Front Cover The last thing on Israels mind is to slow down or retire. Baruch Hashem, this year has seen tremendous growth. A population explosion is under way in the Jewish sta

Understanding Shopping Portals Dealspin Weekly BY STEVE LOBELL You should not be shopping online if you do not understand cashback sites and shopping portals Im sorry, but you just shouldnt. Shopping

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Dealspin Continued from Page 20 The first site I always check before making any purchase online is They will tell me exactly which cashback site will save me the most money for any given

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BIRTHDAY Continued from Page 22 evening is being called A Night to Celebrate with Israel, and it will be incredible The chief rabbis in Israel have stated that on this night, even though it is in the

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover about shemurah matzah explaining its quality and its rather steep price. But the high price of shemurah matzah has, of late, caused a number of people to on

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 26 he rescinded the heter Vol. IV 129 based on the idea that the power was emanating from electricity and the human labor was merely a gramaa cause. The Divrei Mal

it to become halachically considered hot, through the principle of cham miktzaso cham kulo. Some of the additional arguments might even seem to be a bit of a stretch for example, that matzos have to b

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 29 We need to understand the underlying rationale for this Rashba. Why, in fact, does a Jew standing behind the child or gentile not help Rav Tzvi Pesach Frank Mik

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover they were always in attendance when my parents hosted those Saturdaynight melaveh malkahs in our Crown Heights home. I must have been a very young kid in those d

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 33 nalist who shared his ideas and his clarity on Jewish life here and in Israel in several weekly columns that he authored for various publications. Someone remarked t

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 34 So these are the men in the picture displayed here. These three men were good together, secure and confident in who they were and an even more potent force when they

spoke just about every day. They were friendly and engaging people, and though my father passed away more than 24 years ago, up until a few years ago, when I would see Rabbi Rubin in shul he always ha

Mediation Continued from Page 37 of settlement, must meet stringent requirements in order to pass muster with the court. If it does not, the court will not issue a judgment of divorce. and is fully c

Ohel Breakfast Draws Key Officials BY DEREK SAKER Over 100 community leaders applauded efforts by city and state legislative leaders and elected officials who were honored for their dedication at Ohel

Ohel Breakfast Continued from Page 39 think we accomplished a lot of good things, especially in the health budget, said Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, chairman of the Health Committee. The work Ohel d

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Rock On In the 1970s, one inexpensive gift to give a loved one was a Pet Rock. For those who are unfamiliar with it, a Pet Rock is like you probably imagined

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 41 Shabbos, though, one may designate a rock as a doorstop, thereby making it a useful object and changing its muktzeh status. A Pet Rock was generally used as a

The Medieval Haggadah REVIEWED BY YOCHANAN GORDON There is a famous debate in the Talmud whether Gd shows favoritism to the Jews over the rest of the peoples of the world or not. The Gemara asks on t

Medieval Haggadah Continued from Page 43 Seder and through our cautiousness in fulfilling the halachic minutiae that present themselves, we further express our freedom. Rabbi David Holzer is a familia

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Shedding The Pounds For more years than I care to admit, Ive been schlepping to Weight Watchers meetings. I go once a week. There are multiple options open

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Frum Fashionista A Conversation With Bari Weizman BY ROCHELLE MILLER Last September, Yeshiva University alumna Bari Weizman launched Hadar Magazine, the first fashion magazine for Orthodox Jewish wome

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Frum Fashionista Continued from Page 48 RMM Who are the members of your creative team What are their respective talents BW We work with a talented layout designer, Chaya Teitelbaum from Teitel Creativ

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MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW A Transformative Trip Like most people, Ive always had a bucket list. Unlike some, whose lists are long and intriguing, mine has always been kind of skimpy and not partic

to one day recognize a familiar featurein particular, light blue eyes, the color of the sea, which was the hallmark of my fathers tremendous good looks. For quite a few years I felt certain that the d

MINDBIZ Continued from Page 55 ating that particular ghetto, we participated in something that was both experiential and dramatic. However, the purpose of this column is not to serve as a referral bas

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MINDBIZ Continued from Page 56 As we drove to the airport, headed for home, most of the young men and women on the trip took hold of the microphone, one by one, and described their unique experience a

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Top To Bottom BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER This week, in honor of yom tov, we present another QandA column, in which I answer several questions sent in by confused readers who apparently dont have friends t

Top To Bottom Continued from Page 63 have 11 wooden Pesach spoons at the moment and no idea what to do with them all. Were eating marror off of them. But instead of the spoon, we substitute a dustpan.

5TJT Puzzle A Literal Holiday BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Riot spray 5. Subsurface war vessel 10. Door securer 14. Air product 15. Virile 16. Boat in Jaws 17. Cando mantra 19. Tin foil, e.g. 20. Port of a

Perspectives Before Pesach Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO Its before the exodus. Many are in panic mode. Some dont care at all about having their photos until after Pesach, but some must have them for Pe

and focus. A longform, threecamera project can take over 100 hours. Traditionally, most studios either selectively shoot video to avoid editing basic projects, or they do a cinematic approach where sh

Judgment Day The Job Hunter BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER Since my client, Beryl Klein, is imaginary, he can travel with me wherever I go, and packing his suitcase is really easy. So when I spent two days

Question I have three daughters, but I am most concerned with my eldest, who is now in shidduchim. She is looking for a longterm learner. Ever since she was a little girl, she always wanted to be a re

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 69 The other issue relating to money is the cost of a wedding. Not just today, but even in earlier generations, the worry of wedding expenditures has raised the blood

Before launching the business, Meira had been a premed student and Michal a stayathome wife and mom. Meira came up with the idea of opening a childrens clothing business about a yearandahalf before we

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MOTHERS MUSINGS Continued from Page 58 to nearby Tarrytown and are hopeful for a wonderfully relaxing week. The fact that the food will be nongebrochts doesnt even bother me this year, since not too l

Moving Beyond Divorce Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM Though the divorce rate among chassidim is extremely low, it nevertheless represents a growing num

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Machberes Continued from Page 74 Divorce, though not a happy alternative, is included in our Taryag Mitzvos. Sadly, divorce occurs in all segments of our community, whether in the homes of professiona

sional therapist to children at risk, declares that children whose parents are divorced are not necessarily in this category. If a child knows and feels that he or she is loved by both parents, though

Advertisement Mesamche Levs Massive PrePesach Distribution BY FRIMET BLUM Worlds Largest Maos Chittin Operation Comes to Bet Shemesh. Mesamche Levs annual Pesach distribution has become a fixture on

Advertisement In recent years, Mesamche Levs work reached close to home as well, with its American programs serving an evergrowing number of families from our area. In addition to distributing funds t

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Home Elevation Many of us have noted a new type of construction going on around the Five Towns. As the winter has waned, we have begun to notice mor

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OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz Doing My Share I cannot speak for all olim, but I know that many of them share a specific sentiment with me. Despite the fact that my boys will serve in the army a

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ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Page 82 gious, give to a sefer Torah and 4 the fact that the city not only pays for traffic control for every one of these, but also pays for the van that plays the mus

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Mental Wellness Continued from Page 84 to experience negative moods and selfblame that last longer compared to less selffocused individuals who experience a similar failure. Here are some examples of

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Eggs For Pesach Slice Of Life BY EILEEN GOLTZ I had the most interesting conversation with my neighbors 4yearold granddaughter. She explained to me that during the Seder at her Zaydes house, you find

Rallying To Stop BDS PHOTO BY TAMARA PRODUCTIONS TODAY MK Rabbi Nissim Zeev left of the Shas party addressed the recent rally outside the UJAFederation headquarters in Manhattan held in protest of th

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Important Tax Information Enclosed BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Once again, its time for our annual tax tips column, which Ive been pushing off and pushing off, but now its almost April 15, and I have to wr

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Important Tax Information Enclosed Continued from Page 91 Should you buy tax software, or hire a tax professional Ive looked into it, and Ive found that most tax professionals suggest that you hire a

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THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz Pass Over on Passover Passover, even more than all other holidays, is centered around food. Its about the foods you cannot eat and the symbolic foods you should eat. One o

THE DISH Continued from Page 95 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. cinnamon For Ganache 6 oz. goodquality dark chocolate cup almond milk tsp. vanilla extract ing sheet lined with parchment paper 2 inches apart.

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insights on THE TORAH Pesach Whats After The Haftarah BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS We do not mention Pesach in the blessing after the haftarah neither in the middle

the world. This is good, but for Shabbos to have real significance for our lives it needs Pesach. Similarly, Pesach needs Shabbos. You shall count from the day after Shabbos . . . Vayikra 2315 From th

News From The Hills Continued from Page 99 We caught up with Israeli Knesset Member R Nissim Zeev, a Chazaq supporter and personal friend of the Meirovs. Zeev spoke of the significance of so many peop

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News From The Hills Continued from Page 100 in group exercises who knowingly in any other environment would refrain from doing so, or a Holocaust survivor who initially resisted attendance and now mak

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS SKA MACSimize Your Beauty The MACS Modesty Awareness Committee by Students committee of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls has done it again On Wednesday, April 2, MACS

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 107 were all excited to eat their matzah for lunch and they even got to take home their very own shmurah matzah kosher lpesach. Back in their classrooms, the

And, just as importantly, it encourages their familiesboth their wives and their childrenwho also sacrifice so much to enable Hatzalah to continue and thrive. Whether we have personally called Hatzala

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 109 assistance in social services or resource directing within the community. Please contact the JCCRP for further information. They are located at 1525 Centr

contributing their time and resources to the community. Additionally we would like to thank Deputy Inspector William Patrick Wynne, commanding officer of the 101st Precinct for all his help in making

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 111 Mayor Andrew J. Parise and the Board of Trustees encourage residents to participate in this campaign by shining a light on autism to help promote awarenes

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Community News Continued from Page 113 parents, teachers and students. In presenting the award, Rabbi Mark Landsman, YCQ Principal, lauded Mr. Cohen for having been an inspiring and dedicated administ

League of America, who brought along their dogs to join the race. This made it a very colorful event Aleh Foundation Award Recipients were Rick Bowen, formerly of US Homeland Security Faigy Erps Zissy

Community News Continued from Page 115 Rubinstein. The night was capped off by a BBQ and stirring Kumzits by famous Jewish entertainer Eitan Katz assisted by Shlomo Reich. At this event the visitors g

receive a chance at winning the grand prize sweepstakes. Individual contest prizes include cash totaling 1,000, multiple sample packs of Osems Passover product line, and unique gifts from the land of

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