Get Adobe Flash player

See Pages 35 See Page 99 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island See Page 61 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 17 NO. 15 22 TEVES 5777 JANUARY 20, 2017 FROM THE EDI

2 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 3

4 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 5

6 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 7

FEATURES Book Review R Yair Hoffman 94 52 84 36 67 69 21 90 48 30 47 54 58 82 11 34 65 63 46 61 39 59 42 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 9

KISS THE KOSHER COOK Continued from Front Cover I sometimes oftentimes envy the variety of foods some ladies are able to make for their families. Ive been to homes where the starter was tuna tartareI

KISS THE KOSHER COOK Continued from Page 10 optional in Rikis world. Shes one of those people who gives over a recipe like this So, eh, you put the eggplant directly on the fire and char the skin unti

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover and safely and confidently say that the Trump presidency is not legitimate. Why would he say that Is he critical of Mr. Trump because hes white or because he

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 13 will once again be the Palestinians and their supporters in Iran. Thats why you may have noticed that the left in Israel is making an allout, noholdsbarred effor

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover calls from coming in suggesting a variety of story ideas. Id say that possibly one out of twenty or so strike me as something the readers might want to learn abo

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 15 But thats a different story completely. This is about a knockdown, dragout Kiddushthe Kiddush to end all Kiddushimevery Shabbos morning at the Western Wall, and we h

HOPE Continued from Front Cover changefor the worse. Those of us praying for a better future now place our hopes in Donald Trumps own promise to make America great again. The scope of shattered hopes

18 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover sgan hakohanim, says, Pray for the welfare of the government. However, the prayer of HaNosein Teshuah first appears in the form that we know in the Pinkas H

20 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 19 the highest order. The obfuscation involves not only this rabbi, but an entire group of others, presenting their ideas that lie far beyond the pale of Orthodoxy

22 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 23

24 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

POLITICAL ROUNDUP Continued from Page 21 Kaminsky Honors YINW Volunteers On Monday this week, Senator Todd Kaminsky attended the Young Israel of North Woodmeres YIN Trump would put an end to his inf

26 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

POLITICAL ROUNDUP Continued from Page 25 In last years budget, Teach NYS successfully advocated for millions of dollars in aid for nonpublic schools to make sure every child has access to a safe and q

28 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 29

Dont Miss The Annual Kosher Food Wine Experience Come experience the kosher event of the year. Indulge in the largest selection of kosher wines and spirits under one roof and savor the flavors of gou

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 31

Super SuperSunday Recipes Abeles Heymann and Koshermoms. com have gotten together to bring you some original winning recipes for Super Bowl Sunday and all year long. Instead of regular Abeles Heyman

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 33

Dear Esther, My husband, Ben, and I have been friends with a couple, Barbara and Irv, for quite a few years now. It started with Barbara and me connecting over the friendship of our daughters. We got

If, however, Ben does not present any sort of block, think about what you know of Barbara. If you told her what you knew, would she even hear you Does it seem as though she is in total denial and no m

Im Obviously Chicken BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER We always say that bigger is better. But if bigger is better, why not make ourselves smaller Then everything else would be bigger Im referring here to an id

They take all the same resources as adults, and then leave them on their plates. I also wonder if Arne took into account that wed have to make everything we need from scratch. Homes, for example. Part

A Chance Encounter With Rex Tillerson BY EZRA FRIEDLANDER Due to President Obamas illconceived abstention on United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 to condemn Israeli settlements in the dispu

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Not Worth Its Salt There is nothing more irritating than being duped. And duped is how I feel when I see finegrained salt that is labeled kosher salt. Koshe

40 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 41

Winter Break Advice From YidParenting BY RABBI YITZIE ROSS Q. As midwinter vacation approaches, my husband and I are once again preparing for the onslaught of complaints from our children. We dont go

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 43

YidParenting Continued from Page 42 stay in this dumb house I hate living here How well were you listening She made four points. 1. Shes frustrated. 2. Shes jealous that everyone else is going away. 3

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 45

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword City Of Sluggers BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Show of 29Across 6. Jews 10. Malka brews them 14. Sukkot need 15. Fertilizer chemical 16. Castle defense 17. He was An

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 47

in the way of a friendship. My sister hung up on her. Can you believe the chutzpah of my sister Why cant she just get over her selfishness I want to marry this girl anyway. And besides, its not like m

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 49

50 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 51

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 48 I am quite troubled by how this girl spoke to your sister. That, in and of itself, is very telling. Like the typical bully, she was putting the onus on her victim.

pay in this situation, said Rabbi Dayan. The Rishonim address the case of two people who were imprisoned, and one paid expenses for his release, which also benefited the other. Rema ibid. rules that i

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 53 Once the partnership is dissolved, it is similar to two lenders seeking to collect their debts from the same borrower. If one lender successfully collects the m

they would receive His Torah they would become His chosen messengers to be a light unto the nations they would be the moral standardbearers for the entire world. Never mind what they did or didnt do i

56 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES

Dirshu Siyum Continued from Page 55 exciting initiative will be announced and unveiled. Like all other Dirshu initiatives, the new initiative will encourage limud haTorah in a concrete, accountable wa

insights on THE TORAH From The Chassidic Masters The Birth Of A Leader The parshah of Shmos is the story of a galusof the exile and enslavement of the Children of Israel in Egypt, which our sages rega

their bodies with manna and feeding their souls with faith. So Moshe is driven from Egypt to faraway Midian to become a shepherd of Yisros sheep. The Midrash relates how another shepherd, David, learn

CHASSIDIC MASTERS Continued from Page 59 Now, if You will forgive their sin . . . and if You will not, blot me out of the Book which You have written. Nor did Moshe ever accept the decree of galu

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Seller Preparations For Closing Many articles have been written for purchasers about how to prepare for closing on their new house. However, I have

Why Huckabee BY JOSEPH FRAGER, MD After 10,000 Jews were expelled from Gush Katif in 2005, I realized that something had to be done differently to prevent this from ever happening again. This was a te

Treasuring Ages And Pages At Shulamith Its that time of year againmidterms, finals, and midwinter break. Good luck to my grandchildren and all our local students on their exams. Speaking of breaks, th

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 63 other reports called the whole thing a hoax, more fake news. So I am just looking forward to a quiet, peaceful, and dignified inauguration, and a quiet and p

Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Together With Yachad This past Shabbos, Yosef attended a Yachad inclusion davening at the Young Israel of Woodmere. This was the second of the year, and Yu

MOTHERS MUSINGS Continued from Page 65 attend groupshe was included like every other child and cared for impeccably When Yussie graduated from groups after he celebrated his bar mitzvah, he was immedi

candidate forum in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday. The letter, which appears on his Keith for DNC campaign website, states that it is not an endorsement of Ellison for DNC chair, but rather a call to r

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 67 as well as their whole family have a smile on Chanukah, as they received whatever was on their wish list. I had the honor to work closely with him for the

Holocaust Survivors Exhibit At Temple Israel Features Cyprus Refugees, January 25 Temple Israel of Lawrence, in partnership with the Marion Aaron Gural JCC, the consulates general of Cyprus and Israe

Community News Continued from Page 69 vah, and on the other, a great sadness because his father, Eliraz, was not with him. But anyone who came here today did it for just one purposeto make my grandson

Rabbi Peretz Hochbaum, Camp HASCs director of development U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer HASC board member Abe Eisner and Rabbi Heshy Augenbaum, chief development officer at Maimonides Medical Center and

Community News Continued from Page 71 and the National Park for Inclusion. Here is a minitour The 400seat RecanatiKaplan Auditorium features the largest number of wheelchairaccessible seats in the reg


Kesser Torah Celebrates 32nd Annual Melaveh Malkah PHOTO BY GARY KOENIG Community News Continued from Page 72 the Spirit of Hope award to a recipient who has served as an ambassador of Shalvas messag

OU Adopts Biennial Resolutions Just One Call Achiezer Dinner, February 26 At Convention Its 2 a.m., and Dov and his family have just been admitted to the emergency room following a serious car acciden

OU Convention Continued from Page 75 appropriate support and leadership to the greater Jewish community in North America and throughout the world in battling this latest manifestation of the worlds ol

eral trigenerational groups of grandfathers, fathers, and sons As in previous years, the yarchei kallah includes a parallel track offering shiurim and daf yomi in English. A soldout womens program wil

430 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Mishnah Berurah Rabbi Shmuel Grossman 500 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Magid Shiur Rabbi Shmuel Grossman 515 am Y.I. of Woodmere Magid Shiur Rabbi Rafael Fink 530 am Chofet

each other by a mutual friend, Yaelle told this author. We got to know each other through the intersection of our friend groups, spending time with two mutual friends in particular. Before we were act

Twenty Years Later We Overcame, We Persevered BY DAVID WILDER This week marks an auspicious date, as it leads to the inauguration of the incoming president of the United States. However, my view of th

chest and we have to take them off. On January 16, 1997, Netanyahu, speaking in the Knesset, said, I would like to appeal to the residents of Hebron. I know that you are fearful today, and I would lik

letters to THE EDITOR Thinking Of Yerushalayim Dear Editor, I would like to compliment Rabbi Hoffman on his beautiful article regarding the significance of Yerushalayim, as well as our attachment to t

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 83

SERVICES PROVIDED Financial Services What are the benefits of rolling over my IRA401K How do I protect myself from longterm care expenses Should I have term or permanent life insurance Call Chaim Frie

SERVICES PROVIDED Simchas Naava Share your simcha flowers Be msameach other simchas Donate your fresh flower arrangements We will match your simcha date with simchas following yours or deliver them to

CLASSIFIED ADS Continued from Page 85 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Woodmere Short Sale Old Woodmere Colonial, 6BR, 3.5Bth, Spacious Lr WFplc, Den, EIK, Formal DR, Basement, Detached Garage, Porch, SD14. .

FOR RENT Far Rockaway Beach 13 and Mott Ave, Lg 2BR Basement Apartment full size Dining room, storage space, 1Bth, shared driveway, large kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . .1800 Call 5166505531 Lawrenc

CLASSIFIED ADS Continued from Page 87 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Great Neck Northern Blvd 3 Occupancies 1Retail 1600sf 1st Floor 2Retail Office 2600sf 2nd Floor 3Retail Showroom 700sf 1st Floor

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 89

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Step Up Your Tefillos Some things just never change. When someone joins a weightloss group, some people ask, Cant you just diet by yourself When someone sees

nation. Once again, most or all of the fields in the valley are consumed by locusts. However, our farmer was a little lazy and never got around to planting his crops. The farmer says that he should be

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 91 while they are still speaking, I will listen Yeshayah 6524. Hashem knows exactly what we intend to daven for. At times, He answers us before we even daven. So

A Full House At Play4Israel Benefiting One Israel Fund On January 7, the community came out to support the good work of One Israel Fund in building and securing the heartland of Israel, which includes

Aphrodite And The Rabbis BOOK REVIEW BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN If Vidkun Quisling were to have authored a book about Judaism, it would look like JTS professor Burton Visotzkys latest book, Aphrodite and t

iar with the context, or with a bias to prove a point, might have erroneously understood this statement literally. One familiar with the fact that after the fall of Rome, Aristotelian writings were lo

Archaeologists Unearth Nazi Victims Jewelry BY TAMARA ZIEVE Archaeologists working at the site of the Sobibr extermination camp in Poland uncovered personal items that they believe were removed by Hol

Yad Vashem said the most recent excavations had uncovered signs of the use of mechanical equipment to dismantle the camp, as well as imprints left in the ground where trees were planted in order to co

Humiliating Continued from Page 97 news media, and J Street types. It is an accusation that has been embraced even by the U.S. State Department. Secretary of State John Kerry, in his infamous Decembe

5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES January 20, 2017 99

100 January 20, 2017 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES