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See Page 17 See Page 8 See Pages 35 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 14 NO. 43 13 TAMMUZ 5774 JULY 11, 2014 FROM THE EDITOR

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover a community we sense that our reputation, among those in the world who have us under a carefully calibrated microscope, is such that they would assume we con

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FEATURES Aliyah Chronicle Shmuel Katz 38 49 70 29 59 78 57 27 1, 68 40 44 47 81 37 13 34 80 42 22 45 28 33 31 55 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Sch

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 6 pictures with a caption about Israeli bombing runs over Gaza. It is unusual to write the words integrity and BBC in the same sentence, but there you have it. Ther

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover at every opportunity. The restaurants and cafs are bustling, and I had made a mental note to write a column of where to dine in Israel as soon as Id digested all

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 11 an extent. As you might have expected, there was a pall cast on the moods of not just all Israelis, but of all Jews and decent people the world over on the matter of

LUACH July 11July 19 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 13 Tammuz Erev Shabbos Friday, July 11 Daf yomi Taanis 30 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag haminchah Candle Lightin

JUSTICE Continued from Front Cover civil form of guerilla warfare. Her battlefields are Israeli, European, and North American courts. Ms. DarshanLeitner, a Tel Avivbased mother of six, was inspired by

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 13 These days when I am there visiting I cannot help but stare at and absorb the sight of those mountains and then replay in my mind his words about the importance of t

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover areas that need to be addressed in some way by our community, but neither is the topic bothering me as I reflect on our schools. What bothers me as a p

Politically Correct Halachah Dear Editor, Although I reap much enjoyment and knowledge from Rabbi Hoffmans weekly columns, I reject out of hand the opportunistic use of the tragic murders of the three

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover there are members of our community who do not see it that way. They view the revelation of such incidents and activities as merely a manifestation of antiSe

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 19 have the strength to continue further or the strength of intent to wear the tefillin properly. There are some observations that can be made from these illustrat

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News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ I am still crying. We all cried when we heard that our boys, Gilad, Eyal, and Naftali were kidnapped and when we heard that they were found murdered. We cried watc

feel empathy for being slaves in Egypt so many years ago. We learn from this, Rabbi Grunblatt declared, that Klal Yisrael has the capacity to feel empathy for our people who are thousands of miles awa

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News From The Hills Continued from Page 23 masechtos he aspired to learn. Dreams were shattered. Next, Rabbi Ilan Meirov, shlita, founder and director of Chazaq, moved the audience as he reminded ever

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THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz Liquid Refreshments Summer days beg for something cool and refreshing, and while a cold glass of water will quench your thirst, there are more delicious options for an inv

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Home Safety For The Elderly, Part 2 This week, we continue with an indepth home safety guidespecifically for the elderly but also useful for other a

rugs and mats, lighting, small electrical appliances, and storage areas for medications. Are bathtubs and showers equipped with nonskid mats, abrasive strips, or surfaces that are not slippery Wet, so

Open Compliments Continued from Page 29 would we ever take off our coats But theres always someone at the open house, to make sure people dont just walk off with the house. Usually, its the realestate

The Bigotry Of Low Expectations Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER The murder of 16yearold Mohammed Abu Khder, allegedly by Jews, shamed the Jewish people everywhere and was immediately denounced by the

Tidbits From Israel Continued from Page 31 Through the prism of Western media coverage and reactions by President Obama and political leaders from Europe, it has become painfully clear how the bigotry

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Due Diligence Problems come in all forms. Some are easily understood, others less so. Many people may have a problem finding a cleaning girl or a nanny. Or

Bloomingburg Shtetl Overcomes Obstacles Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM News of the establishment of a new chassidishe community in the Catskills villag

In October 2013, a local NYS assemblywoman filed complaints with the NYS attorney general claiming that approvals were obtained through misrepresentation of the facts and circumstances of the proposed

No VAT On New Housing How Will It Work BY SHIA GETTER Israels 0VAT plan, which would supposedly reduce realestate prices by 15.5, is to begin in September, but its details are still being smoothed out

Follow, Dont Lead The Job Hunter BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER Pity the poor rsum. Once upon a time it received celebrity treatment, printed on 20pound vellum and submitted in special envelopes stamped RE

OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz An Overwhelming Week I feel anger and rage. I feel bitter and sick. I feel disgusted and, in some ways, lost. I feel no small amount of fear for my family and my n

report that they may have even tried to grab a different 10yearold the day before. It boggles the mind. Innocent until proven guilty, but if Jews were responsible, we need to condemn such actions with

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters The True Zealot And Gd spoke to Moshe, saying Pinchas, the son of Elazar, the son of Aharon the Kohen, turned away My wrath from the Children of Israel

feelings on the matter. The moment his personal prejudices and inclinations are involved, he ceases to be a zealot. This may be why the law that zealots smite him falls under the unique legal category

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, Four years ago, I got divorced. I have two sons and, unfortunately, their father is not much of a dad. He pops in to see them when its convenient, but since h

enough to see how he reacts to frustration and boredom and how he handles getting angry. Does his level of respect wane over time or ramp up How does he interact with others your friends, his family m

insights on THE TORAH Pinchas Whats Your Bottom Line From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN This is the parashah of Pinchas the Zealous. The courageous young priest stood up against idolatry and im

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insights on THE TORAH Pinchas Guarding The Peace BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE In Parashas Pinchas, we learn about how Pinchas killed Zimri and Cozbi in an act of kanaus, zealousness. Hashem respo

PEACE Continued from Page 47 furtherance of the glory of Hashem in this world. We must remember that our actions must always be tempered by our contemporary rabbanim, and we see that Pinchas consulted

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian What A View Levi and his family were sitting on their deck, enjoying a summer afternoon. Their house overlooked the ocea

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 49 It sounds like theres some discussion of the topic, said Ari. Yes, the Gemara B.B. 7a discusses the case of two sons who divided their fathers estate one receiv

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BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 50 defaults on the loan, will Yehudah be responsible, since I warned him not to purchase the house A. If you want to guarantee the availability of the property in

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DAFYOMISHIURIM In the 5 Towns Far Rockaway Area 430 am 500 am 515 am 530 am 545 am 600 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Mishnah Berurah Rabbi Shmuel Grossman Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Magid Shiur Rabbi Shmuel Gro

stay within the legal limits of the public schools, focusing on cultural aspects rather than religious. What cant be done by scripture can be done by action, says Schall. One of the most significant d

Lawrence District Continued from Page 55 hood with the highest level of skill and independence possible. Along with psychologist Elizabeth Wechsler, the team includes Ms. Ronan and Isaac Mayo, who wor

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Who Knows Fifteen The last mishnah in Maseches Taanis says that the most joyous holidays of the Jewish calendar were Tu BAv and Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur was un


AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Pugatch Realtys OpenHouse Extravaganza On Wednesday, June 18, Pugatch Realty held a twilight open house extravaganza for 22 homes. There was lots of excitement before and after t

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 57 the Ten Tribes, permitted those who wished to ascend to Yerushalayim for the holidays to do so. Many years earlier, Yeravam established the practice of placing

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 59 welcomed decision to attend Touros Lander College for Women. Other scholarship recipients are Caitlyn Franks of Baltimore Jamie Epstein of Memphis Moriah B

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 61 In the evening, a soiree with wine, cheese, sweet and savory crepes, and desserts will surely satisfy your palate as you browse the amazing auction prizes

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 62 Over 60 benefactors contributed to the 2014 series, including the opening night sponsors TD Bank Cedarhurst Business Improvement District Capital One Bank

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 65 Orthodox Jew. For decades, they renounced each others existence until the letters their parents had written to them from the concentration camp brought the

Avnet Celebrates The Colors Of Summer PHOTOS BY IRA THOMAS CREATIONS On Thursday, July 3, Avnet Country Day School had its opening ceremonies on the Woodmere Campus. Colorful team jerseys were handed

News From The Hills Continued from Page 25 tioning the authorities, running underground cheders, providing kosher meat, and giving hope to those who wished to remain religiously observant. The religio

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Halachic Musings Continued from Page 68 During the time before the destruction of the second Beis HaMikdash, a Greek general named Apostumos publicly burned a sefer Torah, written by Ezra HaSofer him

Halachic Musings Continued from Page 75 It is also completely permitted to wash ones face, hands, and feet in hot water. Additions in tefillah. In Shacharis, one recites Avinu Malkeinu and the Selicho

Fun Times With KOC Kids of Courage brought more than 50 campers and over 150 volunteers from across the tristate area together last month in the Five Towns for a Sunday Funday to remember. The childre

Community News From Around The World Project Witness Program For The Nine Days By Deborah Schechter The deportation of the Jews of Hungary to the death camps of AuschwitzBirkenau commenced in May 1944

For generations, Jewish educators have been searching for ways to engage their students in Torah study and make the texts relatable to students of varied ages and abilities. Our online interactive boo

News From Israel As Casualties Rise, Netanyahu Accuses Hamas Of War Crimes By Herb Keinon As Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas mulls applying for membership in the International Criminal C

insights on THE TORAH Pinchas Life Lessons And Overview BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN This Sidrah has 35 sections parshiyos. 1. The Reward for Pinchas. Pinchas turns Hashems anger away from Klal Yisrael. He i

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