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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover in this space. He is not just smiling he is laughing uncontrollably and wildly last Thursday night. Eight days of these types of activities are planned. This is

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 11 When Dr. Ditchek gets up to speak to the crowd, he speaks of medical emergencies in a very routine and matteroffact fashion. Its Friday night after the seudah and he

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover Goldstein shot up the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, has the mainstream press, which is so critical of Israel, had a chance to once again proclaim the exi

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 17 The socalled terrorist attack committed by as many as ten Jewish youth pales greatly when we compare it to the murder of Tali Hatuel at the Kissufim Crossing in

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 18 would have died from the assault are ridiculous and need severe condemnation, but they can probably be chalked up more to stupidity and immaturity than anything

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover It has to do with retzuos, the straps that bind the tefillin to the head and to the arm. The Talmud tells us Menachos 35a and Shabbos 28b that the tefillin

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 20 so peelable In other words, are they really black from a halachic perspective 2. Is this considered a chatzitzah Is there a need for the retzuos, the straps, to

OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Front Cover of a break for those in need of some RR religious respite. From the start of the Three Weeks to the conclusion of Sukkos, the message that our fate i

ZEV WOLFSON Continued from Front Cover Mr. Wolfson, there is a young man that you have to meet who shares many of your goals. Mr. Wolfson had just come to my office unannounced. I had no idea who he w

PA Official Israels Inciting Rhetoric Leading To Violence BY SAMUEL SOKOL MIDDLE EAST CORRESPONDENT The Palestinian Authoritys official media outlets, Israeli mediamonitoring groups allege, serve as

Inciting Rhetoric Continued from Page 25 tories, whatever ones political orientation or views on Palestinian statehood. The same sources that call Jerusalem Jerusalem and Jaffa Jaffa call these region

Heard At The Sheitel Macher BY ANONYMOM613 It seems that there is a new kashrus scandal brewing. This one, though, is not about food, it is about tefillin. Actually it is about the straps. Some of the

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Holocaust Fatigue Continued from Page 31 the handful of Jews who actually fulfilled the stereotype of the Judenscheisse because every group has a few would remain to carry on the Jewish raceconniving,

Half Empty BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Elul is a time to work on ourselves. I say that every year. Every year I write a column about one middah that we all have to work on, and Im going to write about anot

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Rav Aharon Kotler Torah Lishmah In honor of Rav Aharon Kotlers 50th yahrzeit, we begin to present a few anecdotes to help us gain more of an appreciation of this Torah giant, one whose impact on Klal

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insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters The Judge And The Refugee In Parashas Shoftim Devarim 1618 219 we read of the cities of refuge, to which a man who had killed accidentally could flee,

CHASSIDIC MASTERS Continued from Page 49 tive term these are the cities of refuge to indicate that they were to be provided only within Israel. Nonetheless, the Sifri says that someone who committed a

Rav Kotler Continued from Page 38 volvement in askanus, as well as his exemplary avodas Hashem, stemmed from the clarity Rav Aharon possessed that our acceptance of Torah lishmah is our raison dtre. A

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Dozens Compete In Madraigos Golf And Tennis Outing This past Monday, August 20, Cross River Bank held its third annual golf and tennis outing to benefit Madraigos. Over two dozen golfers flew in to Ne

special giveaway as Madraigos exhibited its profound thanks to those who very generously support the organization. After a delicious breakfast, as the foursomes began to prepare for a competitive day

Madraigos Continued from Page 55 is she or isnt she mystori once again be the most highly anticipated golf event of the season. Rabbi Dov Silver, founder and executive vice preside

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ As we are winding down the summer, camps have ended and the kids are back The pizza shops are crowded again and parking on Main Street is getting tighter, with peo


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Nidacheinu BY YOCHANAN GORDON Recent videos of chassidic music superstar Lipa Schmeltzer in Israel reveal that he is currently working on a music video based on the track from his new album to the wor

News From The Hills Continued from Page 57 their breadwinners. They also help the yesomim with their chassunah expenses. AHH is an allvolunteer organization 501c3 charity operating with no office, no

Community News From Around The World The EMES Card Campaign An Urgent Project For All Jews The National Association of Chevra Kadisha NASCK, under the direction of Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, is promoting a

staff, together with wonderful summer weather, welcomed more than 150 special guests and dignitaries for the official opening of the new bais medrash and Kleinman Center. The building, built this past

Community News Continued from Page 63 silent commemoration at the opening ceremony, paying homage to the Munich 11. Alec Schonfeld, and Adar Benzaken of HAFTR Cody Zafran of East Meadow High and Aver

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letters to THE EDITOR Meeting Rav Elyashiv Dear Editor, Rabbi Aryeh Ginzberg closes his very stirring article on HaRav Elyashiv, ztl Heaven on Earth, August 10, which was maleh hisorirus, with a remar

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Friendship Circle The Wheel Deal, September 2 On Sunday, September 2, The Friendship Circle of the Chabad of the Five Towns invites everyone out for the first ever Bike4Friendshi


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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 Three dozen boys and an equal number of staff members arrived at noon for a delicious lunch followed by a refreshing swim and a fun, if slightly ruleless,


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