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AN END TO GALUS EDOM Continued from Front Cover this author, about the significance of the quality of life and of the requirement to prolong ones life, regardless of the level of functionality of that

AN END TO GALUS EDOM Continued from Page 5 painful statistic of how many Yidden today, in a free country, a medinah shel chesed, choose to do to their loved ones what the Nazis did to our parents and


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AN END TO GALUS EDOM Continued from Page 6 What an absolutely incredible insight into the darchei haolam what our simple eyes see as the good fortune of growing old is really part of Hakadosh Baruch H

And Yehudah approached him . . . Bereishis 4418 Said Rabbi Yehudah The verb he approached vayigash implies an approach to battle, as in the verse II Shmuel 1013, So Yoav and the people that were with

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover thing you can immerse yourself in or actually grab a hold of with your hands and feet. Take this past Saturday night in the wellappointed, wide, Jerusalemsto

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 11 eight years of George W. Bush who was considered the best friend Israel ever had in Washington, and the eightyear reign of the Obama administration. Bear in mind

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover the other side of the City. For the 28th consecutive year, I would daven for the Amud on Chanukah Rosh Chodesh Teves and recite Kaddish for my father. This year,

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LUACH December 22December 30 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 4 Teves Erev Shabbos CALENDAR Friday, December 22 Daf yomi Shevuos 24 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag ha

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 13 Mizrachi then asked if I was from New York. I admitted I am. He then said that he has a son in Monsey. I said that was nice and asked what his son was doing in Monse

lar types of mitzvos. For the occasion, Rabbi Graucher printed a booklet rife with source material on the matter that included emendations on the subject. Turns out that Shai Graucher is the son of th

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 17 Another rationalization that people have is that they will start off the bottle in the lounge and keep the rest for later. When one woman questioned whether she

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Slap In The Face For World Jewry BY ARI FULD I contemplated long and hard before posting the video of Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, 16, slapping two IDF soldiers near her home Video posted on Ari

Slap In The Face Continued from Page 21 thing they said, No We will not bomb Germany and we will not destroy the train tracks that lead millions of Jews to their death They also said, No, you cannot g

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DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 22 overshadowed by other sad events that happened on the tenth of Teves. The commentary of Tosfos Chaddashim on Megillas Taanis notes that Yeshu, the posheiah bYi

Trump Commutes Sentence Of Agriprocessors Sholom Rubashkin, Cites Bipartisan Push President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the chief executive of what was then the largest kos

Colel Chabad Chanukah Retreat In April of 2004, Ruth Zagha was just seven years old, the fourth of six children, when a terrorist attacked her home in the Shomron town of Avnei Chefetz on a Friday nig

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Mother In The Middle Dear Esther, Im 32 years old and married with three childrenone girl and two boys. My daughter, Naomi, is 11 years old. I have a sister, Rachel, who is seven years younger than I

admired by, and have a natural connection with, forged by similar ideas and attitudes. Sounds great But our children are a mixture of an enormous gene pool generated by so many sources and the likelih

I met a man whose children live with him because he got custody. His exwife became not frum. We went out a few times but he doesnt trust me. He thinks that a woman who doesnt have her kids must have s

that his children live with him fulltime, he is expecting that whoever he marries will become a fulltime mother to them. I dont know how much you like this man, but based on his situation, you cannot

ChocoTrouble Advice From YidParenting BY RABBI YITZIE ROSS Q My husband and I found Reeses Peanut Butter Cup wrappers in my 11yearold sons coat pocket. We are makpid on chalav Yisrael, and are shocked

The Night Flower BY ESTHER RAPAPORT Chapter 2 Part I Chaiky awoke in the middle of the night feeling tense. That wasnt particularly surprising, because she spent a lot of nights tossing and turning s

The Night Flower Continued from Page 33 hadnt shown her face in Chaikys home for nearly three months, which was understandable. Her own parents This wasnt her mothers regular Shabbos menu. Her mother

and psychological wellbeing. This includes helping women deal with issues such as intimacy, infertility and miscarriage, body image, and lifecycle events. Eden leads professional training seminars for

Hope And Purity Continued from Page 35 even by looking a second too long it would ruin mikveh night for me, an already fragile experience. In a moving presentation, Rabbanit Shani Taragin then describ

breakfast, all of that goes out the door. In a rush. And forgets its work bag on the table. Q How do the researchers know its important A Research. Q Oh. So we should believe them, then. A Maybe not.

Dont Ask The Health Experts Continued from Page 37 flossthey started off monitoring it, and then after about a week, they just sort of stopped. And then once in a while they were like, Hey, we should

ally, I would like to vent about a multitude of things that are currently bothering me. But I will just go with the one that is the most irritating. As I mentioned at the start, I am stuck in the hous

REAL ESTATE Continued from Page 39 presumably had already moved their belongings out of there some time ago in preparation for closing. While waiting for the appraiser to complete his inspection, the

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PEREG Continued from Page 40 bles bulk it up with almost no added calories. cleaning and chopping time with frozen veggies. Most greens marry well with lowsodium canned tomatoes and their

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PEREG Continued from Page 42 pure in a blender until smooth. Transfer to bowls, garnish with sunflower seeds and serve. Hearty Farro Soup Ingredients 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1

New Snack Bars Take The Tahini Craze To Healthy, Delicious New Heights Absolutely Gluten Free, maker of allnatural crackers, flatbreads, and pizza that are both delicious and glutenfree, is taking on

Jewish Soul Food, Finally Made Healthy youll find very little frying, and no margarine, frozen puff pastry, soup stocks and powders, and most jarred sauces. Recipes are reprinted from The Healthy Jewi

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5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Inside The Parashah Across 1. Number of The Force Awakens in the Star Wars films 4. Garden of Eden feeling, perhaps 9. Asa and Jehu, e.g. 14. Ezra 15. Fiddler

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FIVE TOWNS Teen Scene WRITTEN BY TEENS, FOR TEENS MTA Robotics Team Advances To NYC FIRST Tech Challenge Championship BY BENNY JACOB 18 AND ELISHAMA MARMON 20 On Sunday morning, December 10, the MT

FIVE TOWNS Teen Scene First Place Shulamith Poetry Slam Winner A Parade Below Sea Level BY ALIZA ZILBERBERG, ELANA REICHMAN, AND TAMAR PILEVSKY Welcome all, to the Coral Reef Parade, Where you will

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HEALTHY JEWISH KITCHEN Continued from Page 46 wooden kebab skewer, wire cooling rack, large microwavesafe bowl, whisk Ingredients Cake cup 130g quinoa 1 cups 360ml water Cooking spray 2 tablespoons p

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 57 However, the poskim write that time and place determine the common manner of guarding. Nowadays, people do not guard money in the ground, but instead place it i

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BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 58 Money Matters Inheritance Based on the writings of Rav Chaim Kohn, shlita The Torah defines the halachic order of inheritance and refers to it as a statute of

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THE SEVENTIETH SOUL Continued from Page 60 Japan, or Shanghai How can I deny the hand of Gd that plucked me from danger again and again Surely, the greatest miracle of our generation is that after Aus

Rav Chaim Cohen, ztl Continued from Page 63 Would you like to have a chevrusah where you can be learning cutting edge issues in Torah and Shas Would you like to learn through Shas in depth but quick

Third Annual TEAM Shabbos Just One Week Away Just one week remains until the highly anticipated Shabbos that is already spurring hundreds of shuls and communities around the country into positive acti

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Community News Continued from Page 65 I feel so honored to share with my virtual family what Israel is really about and what Judaism is about, continued Anabelle Blum, a Venezuelan television personal


Community News Continued from Page 68 to any woman whos been waiting a decade. But still, it gave me a taste of the pain. If I had that much anguish from just that short period of infertility, imagine

Simon Sez Eat Some Salad Chanukah is a time of smiles, fun, lights, gifts, family, and doughnuts. The White Shul members were so happy that over 200 kids came out to launch Chanukah this year with a

Community News Continued from Page 70 Yaakov Glasser, the dean of the Center for the Jewish Future CJF, introduced Rabbi Dr. Moshe David Tendler, who was being presented with the honor of having this


Community News Continued from Page 72 he shared his journey to Orthodoxy and his talent. He explained how anyone can use his talent to spread light, as he has been able to spread happiness by performi

Judge Rachel Freier Inspired Attendees At Touros Presidential Lecture This was amazing. She has shown me that it is entirely possible to have a career in law while being an Orthodox woman. She changed

Community News Continued from Page 75 female lawyers in New York. Along the way, she had three more children. Ruchie was an honors student with outstanding leadership skills and lots of extracurricula

nity gardens and executes creative sustainability programs in neighborhoods that lack access to sufficient environmental education. Though there are now 70 community gardens in Jerusalem and hundreds

Community News Continued from Page 77 It would be impossible to find a more uplifting event than this one, which I believe illustrates a dramatic positive shift for Bnei Akiva and for all of Israeli s

Religious Muslim Woman Spends Her Time Saving Lives In Israel On Wednesday morning, December 6, one of the more active emergency medical service EMS volunteers in Umm alFahm, an Arab town located in W

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school and middle school. Ronnie is a dedicated Emunah professional, whose family is dedicated to the work of Emunah in Israel. The Faber men and women have a long and storied history as players on va

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 81 After a week of exciting JV basketball, the final game for the championship trophy came down to 2 east division rivals, the Magen David Yeshiva Warriors of Brookly

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Chanukah At The White House A Sacred Duty To Attend BY EZRA FRIEDLANDER There has been somewhat of a controversy regarding the recent Chanukah reception at the White House as it pertains to the invite

one who professionally represents various clients in the governmentrelations arena, many of whom provide invaluable services benefiting the Jewish community, I am actually amazed at the level of chutz

Critics Choice Tzvi Silbersteins Yaaleh BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER With his rich, velvety voice and impeccable performances, Tzvi Silberstein has established himself as a major force in the Jewish musi

We received a unique gift for Chanukah from our childrena record player Our grandchildren have never even seen a record player. We have a huge collection of old records that we dont play anymore becau

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 93 more about being thankful for the miracles and for giving rather than receiving, the fifthgrade students met with a representative from Chai Lifeline to lear

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS What Makes Hillel Day Camp The 1 Camp Its all about the roster of players on TEAMHillel. The Hillel Day Camp administration, led by Ari Solomon, Evan Leibowitz, Jordan Nadelbach,

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS YOSS Celebrates Chanukah Chanukah Chesed at HALB Celebrating Chanukah at YOSS The halls of Yeshiva of South Shore were filled with Chanukah cheer as each division of the yeshiv

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS kah in Torah Shebaal Peh and the real history of Chanukah in History of Israel, among others. To make the day even more special, the G.O. sponsored Nes Cafe, which provided delic

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 97 hosted a Chanukah Chagigah at his home, with food, divrei Torah, games, and presents. What a beautiful way to celebrate the holiday of Chanukah In resentin

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS just two days after President Trump announced that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, confirming a longheld Jewish reality. Despite, or perhaps because, security was especially

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Classroom Lessons Come To Life Our community boasts many wonderful yeshivas and chesed organizations. The yeshivas teach our precious children about the importance of emulating o

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS istic writing, which is meant to be devoid of emotion and present just the facts, and socialmedia writing, which is all about voice and opinion. She explained how, as a blogger,

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Light Up The Night Continued from Page 101 spelled increasingly difficult words correctly for round after round. They made it look easy, and not the least bit enerented and creat

U.S. Taking Names Of Countries That Vote Against Trumps Recognition Of Jerusalem U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stated Wednesday that the U.S. will be taking names of nations that v

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