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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover than the story of chareidim in Bet Shemesh who held a miniriot ostensibly to further segregation of the sexes in parts of that citys streets. Granted it is a

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 6 from wherever, no matter how extreme or unrepresentative the source. One of our reporters on the scene in Bet Shemesh told us earlier Tuesday evening that there i

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TRUE HEROES Continued from Front Cover references about individuals whom no one knew or even heard about. Individuals who trekked through life often unnoticed, unappreciated, and yes, sometimes even r

TRUE HEROES Continued from Page 13 his great elderly father, Rav Shmuel Geffen, shlita, at the hesped of his beloved son, he was an olah temimah that was brought up as a kapparah for Klal Yisrael. Who

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TRUE HEROES Continued from Page 14 would very much like to immerse in a mikveh before her birthday. Intrigued, but not quite sure what to make of this phone call, she arranged a meeting with them for

ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Front Cover hate chareidim and much worse. Other columnists might also take me to task for speaking ill of other Jews or inciting hatred. And everyone is certainly enti

ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Page 17 hillim, and then hurl their vocal abuse at the girls in the classrooms about 15 feet away from them. After 10 or 15 minutes, one or another of these holy men wo

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover 400 people and suitcases stuffed with who knows what is floating up here like a balloon. Its eerie studying this electronic map of the region and how this airlin

ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Page 18 public, and its leaders, would forcefully oppose extremism, they would turn the tide. The extremists are scared. Rather than allow our recent demonstration in B

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover and Valentines Day Is New Years Kosher httptorahmusings.com201112 isnewyearskosher. Although I generally find Rabbi Broydes halachic analyses to be cogent a

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 21 tom, if many people do it for reasons unrelated to their religion or law, but rather because it is pleasurable to them, there is no prohibition of imitating gen

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 24 should be strict. Rabbi Broyde continues This insight, written in 1963, is even more true nowadays. The Christian origins of New Years is even more cloaked now

The Ninth Of Teves BY RABBI AVROHOM SEBROW Now that Chanukah is over, we turn our attention to the somber mode of Asarah BTeves. It is a communitywide fast. Nevuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem on t

Warming Hands And Hearts The volunteers at Standing Together have not let the cold Israeli winter stop them from their mission of showing appreciation to the young men and women of the Israel Defense

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News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ My son told me a Midrash which shows that Chanukah is alluded to in the Torah. Bereishis begins by telling us that there was darkness, and when Hashem commanded ye

er College will speak. Then, on motzaei Shabbos, the Young Israel is to host a shiur, for men and women, by Rav Hershel Schachter titled The Halachic Restrictions or Requirements of Reporting, with op

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Motoring Around When I was a kid, a home on wheels was called a trailer. A trailer typically was a long, rectangular box on wheels that could hook u

What Did I Say BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER I was in the supermarket the other day, and I overheard a child asking his mother for just about every kind of candy near the register. After the mother shot down

What Did I Say Continued from Page 33 ally something we want to explain to our kids, so we play on the fact that they want to grow big and strong, and combine that with our mutual lack of scientific k

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Believe It Or Not One year my wife decided to give out salt and pepper shakers filled with candy for mishloach manos. My wife always prepares the Purim gifts

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Im writing to you about my daughter Linda, who I am very concerned about. Linda is close to 19 years old, and she returned from Israel last June. Right now sh

her room and back into the world at large. What can you entice her with Does she enjoy dining out Is there a favorite restaurant that you could take her to Does she enjoy the theater, ballet, iceskati

5TJT Puzzle At A Wedding BY YONI GLATT Across 1. One could help your eyes 6. Be nervous 10. Zero 14. Hertz competitor 15. Black and white cookie 16. Covered a cake 17. Cuban music 18. What Shabbos flo

What Did I Say Continued from Page 34 Dont hit your brother while hes sleeping. What would you like with your ketchup How would you like it if I spit in your soda Your shirt is not a napkin. Why do yo

Itamar Makes Friends BOOK REVIEW BY JUDY SHAPIRO When my son, now a rabbi in Kadima, was in second grade, he heard two boys bouncing the basketball that had fallen off the back of his bicycle as he wa

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Former Israeli Minister Gingrich Was Right BY SAM SOKOL MIDDLE EAST CORRESPONDENT Following the intense controversy generated by Republican presidential candidate and former House Majority Leader New

dle East at large and the ArabIsraeli conflict in particular. Dont underestimate the scope of ignorance, he stated. Ettinger claimed that there exist many more members of Congress who secretly agree w

Guardian Partners BY RABBI MEIR ORLIAN BUSINESS HALACHA INSTITUTE Yosef Mashbir and Menashe Meilitz served as corporate financial advisors. Their work often took them from their office at 2 Nile Aven

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Info Central All good things in life must come to an end. And so they did for me, two years ago this past August, when I lost Arnie, my husband, partner, an

day situations, with Shabbos immediately following yom tov, theres up to a 72hour wait. My questions, while not necessarily important, are usually intelligent and reasonable. But there are times when

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz SelfControl During Holidays Seems like there is always a reason to indulge in unhealthy, highcalorie foods. Every other week there is a holiday or birthday celebration, a

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Read Books, Win Tickets To Monster Jam The Peninsula Public Library has partnered with Feld Entertainment and the Nassau Public Library System to encourage reading with the Monst

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 49 ua Hartman. Rabbi Hartman is most famous for being a commentator on the teachings of the Maharal of Prague. Rabbi Hartman has written over ten volumes of c

feel like you accomplished something, but this outing made me realize that by doing something so seemingly small, you can really impact someones day. The memories and inspiration that we gleaned from

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 51 stories about the Arizal. He then asked for one of us to add words of Torah about the parashah or Chanukah. Mrs. Kaminetsky shared a beautiful and appropri

tant to them to donate to the library. For example, a sixyearold girl who donated her money from the tooth fairy, a twelveyearold who had a book drop at her bat mitzvah for books for the library, as w

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 53 folk County. A new matchup can been seen every Sunday through Friday at 630 p.m., on MSG Varsity, Cablevisions iO TV, Channel 14. Participating schools adv

Rabbi Nochem Tenenboim of Hewlett lighting the ice menorah nukah, hundreds of Hewlett residents attended the Chanukah on Ice candlelighting event at Grant Park. For some Hewlett residents it was thei

Chai Lifeline Annual Gala Looks To The Future Most annual dinners celebrate past achievements. For Chai Lifeline, the 2011 Rededication Gala was a chance to give voice to the future of an organization

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Chai Lifeline Continued from Page 56 theres a tremendous level of respect for the organization, he added. Former Camp Simcha counselors Yossi and Deeni Schwartz received the Camp Simcha Appreciation A

NINTH OF TEVES Continued from Page 27 Aruchs reticence about stating the reason behind the fast. Rabbi Boruch Frankel wrote in his glosses to Shulchan Aruch that Shimon HaKalphas died on the ninth of

Gourmet Glatt To Receive Award At TAG Dinner The Torah Academy for Girls is very fortunate to have Gourmet Glatt in the Far RockawayFive Towns area. A community may be defined as a group of people liv

Truth, Justice, And The Jewish Way From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ. I expected a lot of feedback from last weeks articleand, to my surprise and pleasure, it was all positiv

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letters to THE EDITOR Urging Change At Dor Yeshorim Dear Editor, I am not sure that Rabbi Josef Ekstein, before publishing his response last week Pouring Mud into the Gene Pool, actually read my origi

Other Side Of The Bench Continued from Page 62 us in the most important area of charity. Of course there will be some that slip through the cracks. But anecdotally, there seem to be more and more pret

New Technique Addresses NeuroMotor Immaturity BY PAUL STADLER Child cant sit still A simple and effective remedy is available. Josh is a sevenyearold boy who is always on the go and cannot sit still.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 66 Revealing the lifethreatening information of those with Gauchers disease would muddy the waters, according to Rabbi Ekstein. In the meantime, the BRCA gene

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Chanukah Fun At The White Shul Abbra CaChanukah On Monday, December 26, Kneseth Israel, a.k.a. the White Shul in Far Rockaway, hosted a successful childrens Chanukah party featuring food, fun, and ma

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Yosef left his brothers when he was 17. How did Yosef know Egyptian Did Yosef know all the languages The Gemara Sotah 36b tells us Said R. Chiya bar Abba, said R. Yochanan When Pharaoh said to Yosef B

Community News From Around The World Zaka Volunteers Take Disabled Children On Jeep Tour In celebration of Chanukah, over 80 volunteers from the Zaka organizations Jeep Unit together with the Home Fro

girls have been learning about things we see in a community and community helpers. They are reading stories and writing about different places in a community. Before the trip, teachers charted the stu

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