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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover There is a lull in our conversation as I try to absorb the impact of what he has just said. That is, that the epidemic of drug deaths in the frum community and t

An Addicts Letter to Heroin. The following was written by Effy Sanders, a son, brother, husband, and father, three weeks before he was niftar. Effy, like all addicts, suffered tremendously in ways we

LUACH December 11 December 19 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 29 Kislev Friday, December 11 5th day Chanukah Daf yomi Sotah 46 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra 852 am 928 am

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 10 write and call to ask why we have to cover subjects of this nature. But the lack of coverage and the shying away from the subject is exactly the approach that encour

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover tive at the UN said that his professional life as a diplomat representing Israel is todays reallife Al Hanissim. You have to walk the halls and attend sessio

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 13 that the terrorists were after. Last week in San Bernardino, California, it was inexplicable how someone could burst into an innocuous holiday office party and m

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover of Chanukah menorahs throughout the United States, Canada, and even Europe. In the headlines recently, for example, the Eiffel Tower hosted a wellpublicized

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 15 fic in the street. What does Tarmudai mean Are they a nation that gathers thin wood, as Rashi explains, or are they a subgroup of Jewish people Rashi says that

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LIFE IN ISRAEL Continued from Front Cover attacks escalated again in more vulnerable areas, and things continue to worsen, both in Israel and around the world. We have become accustomed to speaking ab

daily routine, wed seem pretty regular. We dress and feed the kids, bring them to gan, we go to work on buses and in the car, we come home and play, take baths, and go to sleep. But underneath that no

letters to THE EDITOR We Need A Hero Dear Editor, I strongly disagree with your frontpage article on Sheldon Silver Heroes and Villains, December 4. Mr. Silver has been a loyal servant of his constitu

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 20 nity, would come to the defense of a man who has spent years holding back funds to yeshivas. I am specifically referring to his shutdown of the yeshiva tax

a get, in a divorce action as a form of abuse. Ms. Schonfeld also led a discussion about shocking and cruel behavior exhibited by divorcing partiesparents in the throes of a custody dispute. This year

Political Roundup Assemblyman Kaminsky Gets Into The Holiday Spirit Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky attended the menorahlighting at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream on Monday, December 7. The assemblyman j

taland that fact is also enshrined into U.S. law. And only under Israeli sovereignty have persons of all faiths been able to worship freely in Jerusalem. AllStar LineUp For Partners In Torah Winter R

Partners In Torah Continued from Page 25 in the Resurrection of the Hungarian Nation. Prior to discovering his Jewish identity, he turned to Rabbi Shlomo Kouves, of the Lubavitcher movement, for help.

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BJX Continued from Front Cover within our community, as the Brooklyn Jewish Xperience BJX inspires, empowers, and enthralls the next generation with the beauty and meaning of Torah Judaism, history, a

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BJX Continued from Page 28 observance, balabatim from the community, every type of Jew from every stripe. And no matter where they are from, there is a tremendous sense of camaraderie that is palpable

able to observe Shabbos, says a recent graduate of the Beginners Judaism Course. My family has no knowledge of what Shabbos is about. I have amazing families who host me every Shabbos. I finally know

Baltimore Shul Hosts Naftali Bennett Event BY RABBI JONATHAN GROSS Last week, we hosted Naftali Bennett at the Beth Tfiloh Congregation of Baltimore for an extraordinary evening. Over 1,000 people fro

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Bennett At Beth Tfiloh Continued from Page 32 Naftali Bennett is also the minister of education and the minister of Diaspora affairs. In the educational area, he spoke about different sectors of Israe

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Chanukah Gelt BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER We are lucky to be living in an age when we have products that can do things that our grandparents never even dreamed of, probably because they had priorities. The

nothings weird. At least until you take a sip and accidentally choke on it. Another thing that you can actually buy is a set of nine Chanukahcandle finger puppets, which, if you put them all on at onc

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 37 But you promised me 1,000, objected Danny. Its like any other hiring agreement. Not exactly, said Mr. Goodman. A father is required to teach his son Torah. You

the dead animal to beis din and commentators note that the same is true for a utensil Erech Shai, ad loc.. On the other hand, when the shomer is exempt from liability, e.g., it broke in the normal cou

LOL My Journey BY MICHELE HERENSTEIN My mom and I were in hysterics, my mom pleading with me to stop making her laugh so she wouldnt end up driving off the road. However, every time I typed a word int

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MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, My sister Suzie is three years younger than me. Growing up, we probably behaved like typical sisters. As the oldest, I wanted to be left alone. I didnt want a

your friends, your mother added layers to the typical nudgey characteristic many younger sisters exhibit. There are three obvious issues here. The first is how to continue to be respectful toward your

My Journey Continued from Page 40 to locate my cell phone. My moms cell phone was broken and wasnt charged so she didnt have hers either. And I realized, in the several hours away from my phone which

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Milchamot Hashem Continued from Page 44 The Maimonidean controversy roiled Europe for more than a century, pitting Provenal scholars against Andalusian and North African Jewry. Besides the charge of f

insights on THE TORAH The First Interview Person In The Parsha BY RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB I have a vivid memory of my first job interview. It was for a position as a counselor in a summer camp. The

PERSON IN THE PARSHA Continued from Page 47 Wonder of wonders, Pharaoh buys it. He affirms Josephs interpretation as accurate, although far from soothing. Joseph then violates yet another one of the n

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5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Know Your Maccabees BY YONI GLATT Across 1. One of the great alltime military commanders 7. King in a Steve Martin song 10. Recently discovered Greek citadel d

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insights on THE TORAH Mikeitz Famine In The Land From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN And Pharaoh awoke. Bereishis 414 Long before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was having dreams, we read of the

east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of Gd and they shall not find it. In that day shall the fair maidens and the young men faint from thirst. Is this not a prophecy of our own day and age

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen A Spin Through Jerusalem To my delighted surprise, more people have been telling me how much they are enjoying the stories I wrote about life in Isr

insights on THE TORAH High Impact BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE When Yosefs brothers were leaving to return to their father Yaakov, Yosefs servants planted his silver goblet in Binyamins bag. Acc

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz PostHoliday Detox I love this time of year, when we have reason to celebrate with family, food, and festivities. After a long stretch of holiday season, your body Hydrate.

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Response By Baila Sebrow You sound like a kind, generous, and sensitive gentleman. From what you are saying, I assure you that you did nothing wrong in this relationship. There are many older single w

she and her deceased spouse accumulated. Or she might feel that no one else will ever measure up in positive qualities to the one she had been married to, especially if it was a long marriage. One of

Tidbits From Israel Continued from Page 59 By the latter logic, the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip should have been eradicated after the first missile was fired on Israel years ago. Yet two wars l

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman A Heartfelt Tradition Arnie Berman, my late husband, was a wholesale food jobber. He was in the appetizing business and he sold every type of smoked fish an

The Marriage Annulment Controversy Continues Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM On Tuesday, November 24, member rabbis of the Hisachdus Horabonim Central R

Machberes Continued from Page 63 binic court would not require a get to end the marriage. For example, leading gedolim throughout the ages applied this teaching to cases of hidden prenuptial apostasy,

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Covering Terror In My Backyard BY SAM SOKOL November 23Only minutes from my house the ground was red with blood . . . Wait, lets back up and start from the beginning. I generally dont cover terrorism

claiming that there had been an unspecified attack in Gimmel. Urging my son to move at a fast clip so that I could get him behind the gated and guarded walls of his elementary school, I called my wife

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The Mitzvah Of Birkas Kohanim The Gemara Sotah 38 says that a kohen has a positive mitzvah to bless Klal Yisrael. The Gemara does not directly discuss whethe

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News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ I saw a cute post recently about the light of Chanukah. It seems that a young Jewish boy was a little jealous of the fancy, elaborate lights on many of the houses

Another student said, I realize I need to figure out who I look up to and who I would like to be similar to. I need to decide what my principles are and strive to achieve them daily. The students left

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 71 third quarter, the Hurricanes presented a strong defense, including a momentumchanging block from Alex Gross, timely offensive play from Yonatan Djourabchi, and cl

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 74 Kimmel and Marc Shapiro, were on the plus side for the Thunder, while the Sting scored 9 in the period. Going into the finale, SAR lead by 7, 2619, and in a lowsco

With the threepoint and foul shooting competitions already completed, the teams sent their representatives out for the Hot Shot and 2Ball competitions. The contests were heated, and the support for te

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 77 dle of the fourth, Flatbush had upped its total to 48 points, while the Macs had scored only 4. A few more points and a final few minutes later, it was all remind

case their skills, to the delight of residents and patients in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Five Towns. This initiative, which is run by Chesky Rosenberg and is always in need of additional fresh faces a

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Sruly Max Riding The Hook And Ladder For A Safer Woodmere By Michele Justic Tis the season to light up the night with candles and decorations . . . and also to give some though

most substantial results. It was not about the technology, but about what we do better educationally for our students to prepare them for the future. This approach helped us build a Jewish day school

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 wealthmanagement services to their clients. More than 400 firms have chosen to affiliate with 1st Global, making 1st Global one of the largest financialser

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 85 man Todd Kaminsky, Rav Moshe Weinberger, shlita, David Friend, David Friedman, and Aaron Fishman. lievable work they have done and continue to do. This wa

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 87 Originally from Woodmere, Rabbi Friedman, fondly referred to as Rav Gav by his talmidim, has spent the last decade studying and teaching in various yeshivo

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 88 and every mitzvah that we do brings us closer to Hashem. She concluded with suggesting that after lighting the menorah this Chanukah, instead of rushing of

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 89 information 1525 Central Avenue entrance on Foam Place in Far Rockaway, 718327775, or www.jccrp.org. These Menorahs Are Worth Talking About Michael Corleo

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GrandfatherFatherSon Chanukah Workshop. Multilevel menorahs were built with plotting and teamwork, and the results were amazing and beautiful. The wonderful evening ended with a Chanukah kumzits. Rav

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 97 and students pledging to bake cakes. Jon enlisted the aid of tech guru Pinny Verstandig, another junior, who set up an online sales page, and the next thin

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 98 Meeting Rachel Factor. On Tuesday, December 1, Grades 5 through 8 enjoyed a powerhouse presentation by Rachel Factor. Mrs. Factor lit up the stage in the b

As anticipated, the entire community participated in this unique opportunity to spend a Shabbos in the presence of a chassidic Rebbe. A reception and opportunity for private consultation took place on

Community News From Around The World MDS Stands With Israel Two hundred residents of the Upper West Side attended Manhattan Day Schools Stand With Israel event this past Wednesday evening. The MDS Eig

Taste Of Waldorf Competition Puts Jerusalem On The Culinary Map By Judah Barkai Even as Jerusalem has long been known as a choice travel destination for its religious, cultural, and historical appeal,

Community News Continued from Page 103 Calvary And Chevra Kadisha Offer Session On EndOfLife Care Many are unaware of how to obtain excellent endoflife care under halachah. Cal vary Hospital and the

Happy Chanukah from the Central family to yours Science Times At YUHSG At Yeshiva University High School for Girls, robust science offerings provide students with the skills and drive to seek out ext

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