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See Pages 35 See Page 91 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island See Page 92 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 17 NO. 27 25 NISSAN 5777 APRIL 21, 2017 FROM THE EDIT

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover The media reported that this year there was only one Jewish member of the administration at the event David Shulkin, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. So no

FEATURES Book Review Michele Justic 45 36 72 33 21 25 18 65 38 1, 80, 83 35 52 12 68 42 50 46 47 41 40 48 53 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutt

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 7 Trump certainly had better things to do, like meeting with world leaders or golfing at MaraLago, which were far more important for him than breaking matzos with J

PALESTINIANS Continued from Front Cover controlled by the Palestinian Authority PA, for brutally murdering an American woman in Israel in 2010. ZOA appreciates the actions to address PalestinianArab t


BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 10 lonely effort. People who recite Kaddish together tend to sometimes bond with one another. There is an immediate affinity as well as curiosity about the circumstance

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover The verse Shir HaShirim 52 states, I was asleep but my heart was awake. A voice My beloved was knocking Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my perfe

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 15 fact that these gates are now open and that we should focus our prayers ever more on that account. The Apter Rav also mentions other reasons for the minhagprima

State of Palestine, and endorsed the administrations balance between Israel and Hamas during the 2014 Gaza war. Under enormous pressure from a broad Israeli consensus viewing Obamas Iran deal as an ex

Hempsteads 29 Million Budget Turnaround Under Santinos leadership, town transforms 23.5 million deficit into 5 million surplus. Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino announced that the strict f

government is committed to producing balanced budgets that fund important services at the lowest possible cost. Contributing to the 29 million budget turnaround were some major costcutting measures in

POLITICAL ROUNDUP Continued from Page 19 Santino accomplished this impressive goal by slashing the towns 2017 budget by 3 percent 13.4 million over the 2016 financial document. It is worth noting that

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Supervisor Anthony Santino and Councilman Anthony DEsposito with Mayor Ben Weinstock at MAY dinner PJ Day At Shulamith Leil Shimurim took on a whole new meaning at Shulamith Mid

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 21 The G.O. planned two Pajama Day activities for students to enjoy. In one session, Mrs. Billet, principal of the Middle Division, told a moving story about

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101YearOld Rudal Ahlen NY Mets Biggest Fan Rudal Ahlen, a 101yearold Mets fan, has been cheering for the Amazins since they emerged on the Major League Baseball scene in 1962, five years after her hea

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Community News Continued from Page 25 along with a packet of relevant halachic sources. A rabbinic faculty member or volunteer at each school served as an adviser for the teams and helped students stu

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Community News Continued from Page 27 communityalumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, students, and friends to a small selection of our impressive alumni, said Rabbi Josh Kahn, YUHSBs head of school.

Community News Continued from Page 29 The role of Machon Maharal Tzintz. The sacred mission of the Maharal Tzintz was to spread Torah, by means of his sefarim, throughout the world. His vision was to

ring traumaPTSD and addiction, and helping children and parents cope with divorce. A discussion titled Torah and Psychology Towards a Harmonious Tension, with Yitzi Horowitz, LCSW, and Rav Moshe Tzvi

Community News Continued from Page 31 final identification of the bodies, ZAKA ambulances brought the two bodies to their homes in Jerusalem and Netanya. It was not until Tuesday, a week after the men

Be Patient Already BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER We live in an impatient society. Even though they say that patience is a virtue. Hey, why is patience a virtue Why isnt hurrying up a virtue Am I impatient Im

Be Patient Continued from Page 33 that prevent them from unraveling, like the plastic tips that come at the end of your shoelaces. Eventually, as your shoes age, the plastic caps disappear, and its ha

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters Two Brothers, Two Worlds The Torah portion of Shemini relates how Aharons elder sons, Nadav and Avihu, were consumed by a heavenly fire when they broug

CHASSIDIC MASTERS Continued from Page 35 p. 974, the cycle of seven includes not only those things encompassed by creation, but also the degree of Gdliness vested within creation. Eight, however, allu

given to tzedakah or that the money was given on your behalf. Can I claim, at least, that the tzedakah recipient is holding money that is owed to me asked Mr. Taub. There is a concept known as shibuda

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 37 size that since there are many important details necessary for a modaah to be valid, it should be drafted by someone who is an expert in these halachos. In some

her own selfesteem and therefore having so many admirers is something she needs. Whether or not its the case, that is not even what I am so concerned about. I take issue with how she treats you. Ignor

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman The Song That Never Ends As Pesach has just ended, thoughts of the many songs we sing at the conclusion of the Seder come to mind. Two favorites are One L

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Selective Regulation With all the craziness regarding healthcare recently, it got me thinking about how certain things that go through Congress are

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MY JOURNEY Continued from Page 42 manners, addressing people as sir and maam or Mr. and Mrs., my siblings and I grew up saying please, thank you, Im sorry, etc. Its become habit, and sometimes I say I

Presiding Over Disaster BOOK REVIEW BY MICHELE JUSTIC As we look back on the Obama years and segue into the Trump presidency, some complaints dont change. We often hear Where is the president or Why h

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Hidden Reminder BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Top dog 6. Authorillustrator Silverstein 10. Goyas Duchess of 14. Wife of Joshua, according to some 15. Simplicity 16.

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Disaster Continued from Page 45 ble. National disasters occur on a regular basis and should not come as a surprise and require extra budgetary funds to respond. Maintenance of proper roads and coastal

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The party is over . . . I commented to my husband last night that Pesach takes so much work and time to bring in, and we put things away in a flash. By Shabbos, Pesach will feel like a distant memory.

BaOmer, this can be an especially hard time of year. Kasheh zivugim kkrias yam sufMatching couples in marriage is as difficult as the splitting of the Red Sea. Every shidduch is a miracle, whether som

insights on THE TORAH Shemini Just Do It From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN Approach the Altar Vayikra 97 How do you develop confidence when you dont have it How does one overcome fear, ner

Ordinary Objects Enduring Legacies In 2012, the Young Israel of Great Neck commemorated Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day with a special exhibit titled Ordinary Objects Enduring Legacies a title

First They Came For . . . Ordinary Objects Continued from Page 53 of photographsa Facebook of sorts for a lost generation. Men, women, and children decked out in their Sab Over 200 people attended t


The Holocaust Escape Tunnel Science Helped Verify This Incredible Holocaust Escape Story BY TOM TUGEND A onehour TV program airing on PBS brings advanced scientific techniques to bear on an incredible

determined not to desecrate the site and victimize the dead a second time. Instead, the teams used two noninvasive techniques that are widely employed in gas and oil explorations. One approach was thr

Slain IDF Soldiers Letter To Be Read In Auschwitz BY LIDAR GRAVLAZI The parents of slain IDF soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin plan to attend the International March of the Living ceremony to be held in Auschw

The Yom Ha As History Teacher BY GIL TROY As Passover ends, Israel plunges into the Yom Has Yom HaShoahHolocaust Remembrance Day Yom HaZikaronRemembrance Day for the fallen of Israels wars and Yom HaA

State Legislation To Ensure Holocaust History Is Taught In Schools After a statewide scandal surfaced recently when a teacher asked students to defend Nazi atrocities, State Senators Todd Kaminsky and

Recipes From Auschwitz BY DR. ALEX STERNBERG All conversations lead to Auschwitz. For many, the Holocaust is a matter of history, but not for me. For me, its a matter of personal memory. I am a child

Recipes From Auschwitz Continued from Page 61 was introduced to my father they subsequently married in 1947. My brother Laci was born in 1948 and I came along in 1950. In 1952, the government of Hunga

My mother would then describe this soup that was their daily nourishment, called drgemze It had some water, clumps of dirt with grass still attached to it, pieces of shoe leather, junk. It was not fit

Recipes From Auschwitz Continued from Page 63 her experiences as my father was. She just wore the scars differently. And while I learned to hate from my father, it was my optimistic, worldly mother wh

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The Butterfly Effect BY RABBI AVROHOM SEBROW In 1961, Edward Lorenz was using a numerical computer model to rerun a weather prediction. As a shortcut on a nu

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 65 ably when most people commit a sin they are hardly aware of these birds. Yet the totally unintended consequence of their actions is that geese will suffer. The

Does the flap of a butterflys wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas for the king himself or for an emissary of the community. Shaul would conclude, Doeg knew, that Dovid was proclaiming himself

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 67 foreseeable by Yehonasan Further, what were the odds that when Dovid sought help from Achimlelech, Doeg would be learning nearby Further, Doeg was revered as a

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MINDBIZ Continued from Page 68 have so much anger at my father for all the beatings and the disgusting behavior that basically I want to never see him again. My mother will often ask, Did you call Dad

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Community News Continued from Page 32 While the kitchen at the White Shul was being kashered and food and wine were being brought in to prepare for the holiday, other preparations were under way as we

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Community News Continued from Page 78 New Jersey, will be receiving the Lev Tov Young Leadership Award. The evening will pay tribute to these supporters and will also include a special program featuri

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NURSING Continued from Page 80 Supporting Their Decision It is a mitzvah incumbent upon every individual to love every member of Klal Yisrael, as it says, vahavta lreiacha kamocha. Included in this m

meals, enjoy family and legal visits, have access to full electronic and print media and entertainment, and earn academic degrees, even PhDs, as Maron Barghouti is doing today. Mr. Barghouti is servin

Shabbos Bris Bliss BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN Mazal Tov Its a boy, and the bris is going to come out on Shabbos. Problem the mohel cannot come. There has been an emergency or some other issue. Now one need

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SHALOM ZACHOR Continued from Page 84 on the Shabbos before the bris Yaavetz and Chochmas Adam 14924, while others Zocher HaBris hold that it is always the Shabbos after the baby is born. The language

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News Briefs Israels Herzliya Science Center Students Develop Their Own Satellite . . . Again By Efraim Roseman For the young pupils from the Herzliya Science Center, developing space satellites has be

Empty Nest B Y P. S A M U E L S If they still have stuff in the basement and garage, why is it called an empty nest When I saw this quote on a plaque in a gift shop, I was tempted to buy one for each

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