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AT ANY PRICE Continued from Front Cover Most groups that I guide here in Hebron visit, among other places, the museum in Beit Hadassah. This site allows people to receive, over a few minutes, a compre

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Become a Facebook fan of 5 Towns Jewish Times. FEATURES The Afterlife Dr. Bernie Kastner All in the Angle R Avi Shafran Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordecha

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AT ANY PRICE Continued from Page 4 These are the same two thoughts that Israeli leaders must recite to themselves, as well as to their guests, in the coming days. Israel is our homeland. Hebron is the

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TALE OF AN OVEN Continued from Front Cover cusp of Bethlehem, where the book of Rutha book steeped in chesedtook place. So it should come as no surprise that our town is, baruch Hashem, filled with ki

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PESACH AND EIRUVIN Continued from Front Cover time during which we are learning it. Although this notion is not new to me, it seems to happen more often now that I subscribe to the daf on a daily basi

PESACH AND EIRUVIN Continued from Page 15 hibited forms of labor on Shabbos. For instance, selection or borer indicates a lack of perfection when in fact we are taught that Shabbos is a peek into the

A constant fire shall burn upon the Altar it shall never go out Vayikra 66 Constantlyeven on Shabbos constantlyeven under conditions of ritual impurity it shall never go outalso not during the journey

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover the children of those who emigrated from the former Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s. Mendelevitch himself arrived in Israel in 1981 after 11 years of imprisonm

PESACH AND EIRUVIN Continued from Page 16 lows the rule laid down by the Maharal that redemption can only be given to something or a people that essentially exist alone. You may point out that the com

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 18 prison ranks. One of the local doctors prescribed that the inmates be given raw onions and that this would strengthen them and prevent the spread of the illness. Men

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 20 card that he had in his possession with assorted sights from Israel. He carefully tore the card into sections and set them down in a circular fashion with each image

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover bos HaGadol was, in a sense, somewhat akin to the socalled Arab Spring, as Ill explain below. On the original Shabbos HaGadol, the firstborn of Egypt rose up

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 26 that also attaches one to the unique freedom associated with connecting to toiling and submerging oneself in the scholarship of Torah. And that Torah provides on

insights on THE TORAH Public Displays Of Appreciation BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE Parashas Tzav describes the Korban Todah, the thanksgiving offering. In most ways, this korban is identical to

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ Last week I received an email from my soninlaw. We exchange interesting, thoughtprovoking emails, especially about anything relating to Israel or to Jews. He sent

Dirshu Daf Hayomi Bhalacha Week BY CHAIM GOLD Thousands of participants the world over experienced an infusion of chizuk and extra spiritual and halachic preparation for Pesach during Dirshus daf hayo

Dirshu Continued from Page 31 to my father, while I was simultaneously seated next to my father and he was able to fulfill the mitzvah of vhigadita lvincha with hiddur. On Rosh Chodesh Nissan, Rav Zev

Finding Chametz On Pesach Halachic Musings BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN It has happened in the past to families that never thought it would happen to them. Whether in a drawer that wasnt checked properly, un

From Bondage To Freedom From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ . Last week I dealt with the timely topic of Passover and asked a question of my own not found in the Haggadah. For

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Obama, Netanyahu Israel Has The Right To Defend Itself BY YONI KEMPINSKI AND GIL RONEN U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held a goodspirited news conference after their

Question I am a 29yearold frum, educated guy from a choshuva family, and in a current horrible dilemma. Last year I agreed to go out with a girl whose parents daven in the same shul as my parents. The

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 37 Adult bullies are successful when their chosen victims are in the shidduch parashah. In our frum society, where people do not accept dates for themselves or their c

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen First Pesach After Sandy This year will obviously be one that many will be speaking of over and over again in years to come. Although Superstorm San

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Teaching Lessons From The Tannaim We sometimes assume that the focus on teaching techniques is a recent phenomenon. After all, in ancient times didnt student

mael. If it was so patently wrong, how could it be codified as practical halachah The Gemara answers that Rebbe Akiva just said that the halachah is in accordance with that particular Meirs teachings

insights on THE TORAH Pesach Whats After The Haftarah BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS Actually, the Vilna Gaon holds that even on the Shabbos of chol hamoed Sukkos there

heavens and earth. They rather open with, I am Hashem your Gd Who took you out of the land of Egypt. Why is this so Because without Pesach, without being aware of Hashems continued involvement in the

Shirt Tails BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Pesach is a holiday steeped in tradition, and there are few traditions as beloved as the column where I attempt to answer some commonly asked questions, depending on

So I didnt buy the mop, but I did walk around the store, looking for other insanely big things to buy. I later passed the guy between demonstrations and saw him cleaning his glasses by breathing on th

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman A Week Of Papacy, Poverty, And Pesach The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued congratulations to Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio on the election by his fellow cardinals

I actually didnt even know who was in the running. The only thing I knew for sure was that it wasnt a rabbi. But rabbis are small potatoes in the news world and, for that matter, so are priests. Not s

True Freedom The Afterlife BY DR. BERNIE KASTNER The month of Nissan and the wonderfully inspiring Chag HaPesach is upon us, and so this is a natural opportunity to reinforce the concept of geulah as

THATS THE WAY IT IS Continued from Page 47 who is Hebrew speaking or one who prefers a Yiddish greeting. My greeting also depends on whether the person I address is an observant Jew or a more secular

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MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, I guess Ive never been good at relationships. My mother and I never got along particularly well, though I always blamed her for our lack of closeness. She was

feel the pain, and work through some serious discomfort, so that eventually he or she will emerge from the other side of that dark tunnel that had fed into feelings of distress, arriving in a happier

The Winning Edge Master Fundraiser Forum Offers Fascinating Perspectives BY SHIMMY BLUM Overcast skies, misty air, and heavy traffic jams could do nothing to dampen the spirit of the nearly 125 attend

Mr. Gassman is one of only several hundred Americans who are certified as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, and he advises many high networth clients on their philanthropic activities. With a perpe

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Stop Shop Provides 2 Tons Pesach Food To JCCRP On Tuesday, March 12, Stop Shop Supermarket provided two tons of kosherforPassover food and supplies to the Jewish Community Coun

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz A Taste of Justice Before the Festival of Freedom Seder Basics Every Jewish holiday is in some way surrounded by food, and on Passover the Seder is the main attraction. T

Camp Isabella Freedman AllInclusive Berkshires Vacation for Senior Adults THE DISH Continued from Page 57 Chazeret. Also a bitter herb, chazeret is used to make a sandwich by korech. We place bitter

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HANC Torah Bowl Champions A Five Towns Simcha PHOTO BY NIR EXPRESSIONS On Tuesday, March 12, the HANC boys Torah Bowl team won the Eastern Division title against North Shore, Flatbush, and HAFTR. Th

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 56 their financial issues. Stop Shop has jumped in to do something to help those who desperately need the assistance. Their enormous donation will go a long

Short Or ShortChanged Todays Video, Part 2 Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO Your cell phone may have great video image quality. But try following action from a distance with varying zoom and manual control

Photo Prose Continued from Page 67 nally designed for filmmakers and cinematographers. As technology allowed better electronics to be packaged in smaller spaces, large camera design was no longer a ne

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 66 events like carnivals, trips, winterbreak camp, and holiday programs. It is outstanding how the Friendship Circle and their teenage volunteers are making c

The yeshiva is currently housed in the magnificent Bais Medrash Heichal Dovid in Lawrence. The yeshiva feels truly indebted to the kehillah for sharing the beis medrash with them. With Hashems help th

Changing The World, One Mishnah At A Time BY RAV ARYEH Z. GINZBERG CHOFETZ CHAIM TORAH CENTER We live in frightening times. The Torah community in Eretz Yisrael is facing unprecedented dangers from e

for talmud Torah. Each year Shavuos comes and goes, but our commitment to Torah, in particular to limud haTorah, often remains the same. What kind of Yom HaDin can it be when our commitment to limud h

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian stances. What are my responsibilities here he asked. What sort of reference should I provide The issue of references is

agreement and signed a contract, and the employer will break it off unilaterally, there are further restrictions see Hil. Rechilus 956. From The BHI Hotline The Matter Of The Batter Submitted by E. P

One Mishnah Continued from Page 73 regardless of background. In the three years since that Shavuos, we have completed, baruch Hashem, all of the Shishah Sidrei Mishnah twice. And now, as we are about

New Sefer On Hilchos Tzedakah BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN Just in time for the prePesach tzedakah season, Rav Feivel Cohen, shlita, one of the leading poskim in the United States, has released his newest se

insights on THE TORAH Tzav Staying On Top From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN Command Aharon and his sons. Vayikra 62 Some people are bulldozers. They move mountains, conquer countries, achieve

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Ask The Pediatric Dentist To help prevent tooth decay, offer your child a healthy diet by following these three quick tips. First, limit your childs consumption of candy, espechilds consumption of sug

Vallone Helps Distribute Pesach Food In Rockaways On March 18, New York City Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. helped the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula distribute Passover nece

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 71 sity, Cablevisions Optimum Channel 14. Participating schools advance through a series of elimination rounds, WHATS YOUR OPINION EMAIL US AT

Trying to have a baby We can help At GENESIS, our mission is to help patients realize the dream of parenthood. We diagnose and treat all forms of infertility so couples can begin, or grow, their famil

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Suozzi Pitches In For Pesach Tom Suozzi, former Nassau County Executive, came to help Tomchei Shabbos prepare food packages for distribution to help local families properly celebrate the Pesach holid

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Community News Continued from Page 93 with regard to her work in the classroom, but also through her scholarly publications and various educational activities. The AOJT chose to award Dr. Sutton for h

YUs 22nd Sarachek Basketball Invitational A Thrilling Success During March 711, 20 yeshiva highschool basketball teams from across the U.S. and Canada met at the Max Stern Athletic Center on Yeshiva U


Community News Continued from Page 95 cational environment and culture. In addition to Shalhevet and Frisch, this years field included Magen David Brooklyn North Shore Hebrew Academy Great Neck Davis

Community News Continued from Page 97 Over the years, as more and more Jews wished to observe the yom tov, demand for the Pesach products grew. Today Agudath Israels Overseas Passover Campaign continu

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Machberes Inside The Chassidic And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM 10 Billion Yeshiva Fund The world continues to recite Tehillim for the recovery and good health of Rabbi Boruch Mordecha

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Killing Us With Kisses Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER Obamas predilection for moral grandstanding and condescension is well known. Obamas first term was purposely less sympathetic to Israel than any

of ignoring large sectors of the Israeli public, all 700,000 of them who sleep every night beyond the green line and are residents of Judea and Samaria. In the same manner that Jewish Federation money

Machberes Continued from Page 104 Two years before he passed away, the Toldos Aaron Rebbe became seriously ill and was bedridden. He was brought to his beis medrash only on special occasions, his seat

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Aspiration Deficit Disorder Pesach Thoughts BY DONI JOSZEF To be honest, Im surprised you even have the time to read this. Most of the people I knowand I shamelessly include myself among this everexpa

interjects to show us whats on the dessert menu, making the scene that much more awkward. But the Seder is not about recounting and reliving an era of genocide. We have enough holidays at our disposal

Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Dress Down For Down Down Syndrome International has officially designated March 21 321 to symbolize the triplication of the 21st chromosome. World Down Syn

Deconstructing Dayeinu BY RABBI AVI SHAFRAN Much of our Sedernight message to our children, mediated by the Haggadah, is forthright and clear. Some of it, though, is subtle and stealthy. Like Dayeinu.

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Flour Power At a matzah bakery in Bnei Brak, men prepared handmade matzah to fulfill the mitzvah. Next year in Jerusalem It is an offering that ascends upon the pyre of the Altar Vayikra 62 The loca

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