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ADJUSTING SIGHTS Continued from Front Cover before stepping under the wedding canopy. Ever since the moon said to Gd, long ago, The sun and I cannot rule as equals and share the same crown, and the Cr

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ADJUSTING SIGHTS Continued from Page 11 as Gd is present in joy, and joy comes from purity, and the People of Israel are pure at the end of Yom Kippur, having stood all day in prayer and confessed the

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ADJUSTING SIGHTS Continued from Page 15 between their studies and the army. We had trained in the same tank at an armored corps base in Sinai. I was the gunner. Dov was the loader. Crew, prepare to m

ADJUSTING SIGHTS Continued from Page 17 and Redemption. Together we had studied Rabbi Nissim of Geronas commentary on the second chapter of Ketubot. Together we had read The Maharal of Pragues Eternit

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ISRAEL FOR A YEAR Continued from Front Cover how commonplace social pressures arewhether you were seen on Ben Yehuda, wondering whether your previously cool image has been reshaped in the minds of you

Israel, the country where our forefathers walked, where some of the most brilliant minds have studied, and where we pray to end up the following year each Yom Kippur. lenient one, there is one thing

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover our backyards, on our porches, and in our driveways. Its easy to love the idea, concept, and observance of Sukkos, especially when the chag falls in early to mid

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TESHUVAH Continued from Front Cover enriching and experientially uplifting than the pragmatic process we call teshuvah. The therapeutic value of teshuvah is obvious to anyone who tastes the sweetness

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 22 tional explanation and that was that the people that take my sukkah down didnt show up to do it until a few days after the holiday. I had about 150 worth of parking

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A Five Towns Simcha PHOTO BY IVAN H NORMAN real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Top 15 Home Improvements, Part 3 The following are the last five items from our list of home improvement

space, which can be transformed into a den. Buyers will always be willing to spend more money for the availability of a mainlevel den. This is especially so with buyers who have young children, since

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Not Such A Joke Years ago, the following bit of humor made the rounds Someone told me to cheer up because things could be worse. So I cheered up and sure en

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What Is Really Important The Job Hunter BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER Have you ever wasted a good worry Thats when you have spent a lot of time worrying about something, churning out stomach acid like cra

insights on THE TORAH Yom Kippur Divine Forgiveness BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS For on this day, He will atone for you. From all your sins before Hashem you will be

Divine Forgiveness Continued from Page 37 the sidewalk, the ball rolls into the street, he looks around and he is about to run into the street. The mother sees and calls out to him, and he stops. Alth

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MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW This weeks letter is being answered by Jennifer Mann, LMSW. Dear Jennifer, My husbands entire family has always been thin. Growing up, no one was interested in noshing, an

talking to your parents many times about their lifestyle and possible health consequences. You desperately want to have a strong family unit, not only for yourself but for your children as well. Expos

Obamas Emotional Learning Curve Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER Over the past week, much has been written about whether President Obama will give the green light and attack Syria for using chemical w

OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz Mask Hysteria It has definitely been a busy few weeks. With the opening of our yeshiva for the first time and the quick transition from arrival of students to Rosh

More Pairs Of Shoes BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Note This column does not advocate the wearing of any specific footwear on Yom Kippur. If you have any questions about shoes, ask your rebbetzin. I almost ne

broke their toes, so they have something to wear on the foot thats not in one of those weird slipper things Actually, according to the article I read, these thieves case the stores beforehand and figu

Health Is Supreme BY DR. BERNIE KASTNER The human body is a truly amazing specimen. When you think about the brilliance of its construct, you begin to appreciate where your abilities can take youboth

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Health Continued from Page 46 Then there are the highs and lows both physically and mentally. Two of my highs were when I had the catheter taken out and when I was told I was ready to be discharged. T

The New Montage A Wall Of Words Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO Each year sees an exponential decrease in substance and a similar increase in vapidity. Last year, at a huge, beautiful, fancy bar mitzvah,

The Need For A New Shtetl Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM The effort to establish a new Chassidishe community in the greater New York City metropolitan

near the gravesite of revered Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, ztl 17721810. Shomrim Go One Step Further In an innovative program being introduced by the Shomrim organization of Boro Park, the names and con

Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin The Sun Still Shines Camp has ended. Rosh Hashanah is over. My kids are back in school. But somehow, despite the endofsummer blues, the sun still shines. Y

Who By Tongue BY RABBI AVI SHAFRAN I had always thought that I knew the story of Rabbi Amnon of Mainz or Mayence, whose poignant prayerpoem Unsaneh Tokef is solemnly recited on Rosh Hashanah and Yom K

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Tongue Continued from Page 53 not for refusing the Christians urging to convert but rather for giving the impression that he had even considered such a thing. Cut out my tongue, he told the archbishop

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow When To Say It In Aramaic The Gemara Pesachim 87b offers numerous explanations as to why Hashem chose Bavel as the destination for the exile. One such explan

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 59 Aramaic. The Gemara explains that this is permitted because the Divine presence is together with a sick individual. A prayer uttered in the presence of a sick

Nothing To Fear From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ . As I sat in shul on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, something intriguing caught my attention about the Torah reading rega

Other Side Of The Bench Continued from Page 61 the beginning and it is only wisdom, the intellectual connection to the Above. But the real connection, the one that inspires, that spreads, that is infe

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover by many, by virtue of its profundity, as the centerpiece of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur liturgy. Aside from speaking about every individual who experien

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 64 chemical weapons and other armament stockpiles. A few days ago, Mr. Hoenlein was certain that there would be an American strike, though he was concerned that the

A Colorful Start At Shalhevet Bar Mitzvah With The Chayalim The Shalhevet building was abuzz with excitement on Tuesday, September 3. The halls were filled with smiles and shrieks of laughter as the

Longing For A Hug One Family Launches Magnificent Book And Art Exhibit BY TOBY KLEIN GREENWALD Paz Gold Ben Shabbat is a beautiful young woman with flowing black hair and flashing eyes. She is about t

Longing For A Hug Continued from Page 71 It is only one story of many. Merely turning page after page of Longing for a Hugin Hebrew, soon to be translated into Englishbrought tears to my eyes I was me

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Longing For A Hug Continued from Page 72 Yoram Raanan painted a magnificent acrylic work with sunset colors, and a woman throwing up her arms in wild abandon. It is called Dance of Life and is based o

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YFRs 16th Annual Kinnus Teshuvah PHOTO BY IVAN H NORMAN Longing For A Hug Continued from Page 76 The Helpers Behind The Scenes And From Afar I spoke with several of those who have been at the heart

In Memory Of Avremel Zelmanowitz BY CHAVIE AND YANKEL ZELMANOWITZ AS TOLD TO BAYLA SHEVA BRENNER When the 911 terror attacks occurred, Avremel Zelmanowitz was 55 his friend Ed, a quadriplegic, was 42

911 Honoring And Remembering The Departed The Nikolsburger Rebbe and his chassidim gather annually at the 911 Memorial to say Tehillim and remember the niftarim. 80 September 13, 2013 5 TOWNS JEWI

Avremel Zelmanowitz Continued from Page 79 He was an extremely devoted son his kibbud av vaeim was extraordinary. He never married or had children, but our children and grandchildren are following in

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Priority1s Torah Academy A New Year Starts The first week of school at Torah Academy got off to a great start. Following a delicious lunch at Carlos and Gabbys, the students were

in need seeking to work with professional therapists on specific issues of shalom bayis. This most recent program focused on themes of Aseres Yemei Teshuvah and working on the aspects of bein adam lch

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 83 ing students to the shanah bet class. Having our own students return for a second year of learning is a unique nachas for us and only bolsters our confiden

Noted speaker Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein then addressed the students with a powerful message for the new year. Focusing on a mishnah in Pirkei Avos and using a colorful story as illustration, Rabbi W

On The 40th Anniversary Of The Yom Kippur War BY ITZHAK BROOK, MD The 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War occurs this year. The war was launched in 1973 in a surprise attack by Syria and Egypt on t

Community News From Around The World Agudath Israels Kapparos Kol Koreh To all our Jewish brethren, Hashems blessings upon you As the yemei harachamim vhadin rapidly approach, and as Jews will soon be

Community News Continued from Page 87 Agudath Israel Announces 91st Convention Chairman Wellknown askan Mr. Hashi Herzka has been appointed chairman of Agudath Israel of Americas upcoming 91st nation

Meeting with Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz in Queens hospital in just one recent month Issac Albert Ackerman, mayor of Lakewood, praised Assemblyman Schaer and Agudath Israel, saying, It is always v

insights on THE TORAH Making Every Day Special BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE In instituting Yom Kippur, Hashem tells Moshe, Vinisem es nafshoseichem btishah lachodesh baerev, you shall afflict you

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