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See Page 26 See Page 54 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island See Page 3 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 13 NO. 27 25 NISSAN 5773 APRIL 5, 2013 Blessing Of The

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover very serious and personal way in which people internalize the subject matter that we cover here week after week. For example, being at Moti Katzs Simchas Pesach

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FEATURES The Afterlife Dr. Bernie Kastner 34 36 60 33 63 66 29 40 41 42 54 18 68 44 48, 57 43 46 76 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter Commu

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 6 Food service was over the top and in abundance. The shiurim were extraordinary and delivered by Rabbi Tzvi Flaum, Rabbi Bezalel Rudinsky, and Rabbi Moshe Sokoloff and

Another important consideration is believe it or nothow the doors of the guest rooms lock. We have spent Pesach at hotels where the door locks were all electronic. That is a manageable issue from a ha

Pesach, With Help From Nivneh Yomim tovim since Hurricane Sandy have been treated with extra care and foresight thanks to the volunteers at Project Nivneh. A campaign to offer beautiful Purim cards fo

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HELP FROM NIVNEH Continued from Page 14 tive workshop titled Managing Stress and Anxiety in Our Own Lives and in Our Childrens Lives. Dr. Sterns practical advice reflected his extensive experience and

HELP FROM NIVNEH Continued from Page 17 guest whose family stayed at the Dolce Hotel emailed her Nivneh partner saying, Its a beautiful hotel and the crowd is simple, heimish, and superfriendly. The d

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover Atid party, Israels second largest political party, led by former TV journalist Yair Lapid. Rabbi Lipman will be speaking to the community at several venues

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 19 rather than keeping it strictly within the domain of the Orthodox rabbinate. Rabbi Lipman will be addressing this and other issues during his speaking engagement

coalition, Lipman says that this is just politics, and that despite the cosmetic differences, the parties are all still working together to effect change. Dov Lipman arrives in New York on Tuesday. He

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover challah to Christian or pagan sources. The Alfassa article, entitled The Loaf of Idolatry stated that fulfilling this custom was, in fact, a Torah violation

This was when Christianity emerged in Roman Judea as a Jewish religious sect which gradually spread out of Jerusalem. This footnote as well is extremely misleading. The city of Herculaneum located in

Schlissel Challah Revisited BY SHELOMO ALFASSA The gentleman Rabbi Yair Hoffman whose opinion differs from mine as well as many rabbanim on the historic development of schlissel challah see the preced

around willynilly by conjecture it must have strong geographic and historical proof. The Jewish practice of schlissel challah appears in Poland in the latter 18th century. No mention of it is found ea

And it came to pass on the eighth day Vayikra 91 That day took ten crowns It was the first day of the Creation i.e., a Sunday, the first for the offerings of the nessiim tribal heads, the first for th

RAV HENKIN Continued from Front Cover Walk into any shul or seforim store and you will be hardpressed to find a sefer written by Rav Yoseph Eliyahu Henkin, ztl. Open up a contemporary halachic work an

THE OBAMA VISIT Continued from Front Cover diately prior to his departure from Israel. Scurrying around to clean my suit, press my shirt, and make sure that my camera was in working order, I departed

Comprehensive Eiruv Exhibit At YU Museum BY RABBI AVROHOM SEBROW The Yeshiva University Museum has a new exhibit on display entitled Its a Thin Line The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyon

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EIRUV EXHIBIT Continued from Page 29 that we couldnt borrow the sign. The good news is that the eiruv in Prague must be up A map of the first eiruv in Manhattan. The line down the middle is the Third

EIRUV EXHIBIT Continued from Page 31 on display. There is an ingenious and stunning original work of art. It displays the boundaries of the various eiruvim in Manhattan from the original one until mod

Saying Over BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER A while back, I wrote a couple of columns on annoying expressions that people use all the time. For example, you can be speaking to someone, and hell say, If you wan

What If . . . The Afterlife BY DR. BERNIE KASTNER There is a stage in the afterlife in which the soul is sitting in front of a screen and undergoes a review of its just completed life on earth. The re

SAYING OVER Continued from Page 33 Cow Eh. Im not over the moon about it. Mother Goose Hey What happened to my cutlery Also, a lot of expressions are kind of unnecessary to begin with. That goes witho

BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian shul and stolen it Yoel stared at him in horror. How do I know what youre saying is true snapped Yoel. Maybe youre makin

Even if the guardian will pay for the item, i.e. if he admits that it was lost through negligence, replied Rabbi Dayan, he is not required to swear the regular Torah oath of a guardian, but is still r

Tiferet That Never Was BY JORDAN HILLER I recently learned that my sons school was canceled. That what I had hoped would be a positive and seemingly ideal firstgrade experience for himand right down t

The brochure, folder, and registration materials with the rocketship logo sat idle on our dresser at home for a few weeks. Eventually, feeling our procrastination requirement was met, we jumped in. Th

insights on THE TORAH Shemini Its Not Subjective BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS However, that left open the possibility that among the elders and the leaders of the tri

insights on THE TORAH resurrect the dead or answer for Gd. They felt comforted by my presence and were grateful that I was there for them and with them in their hour of need. and then began coming t

insights on THE TORAH facial expression, only acceptance of the will of Hashem. Oftentimes when a person holds himself back from reacting verbally or making a comment, he feels proud of himself. Howe

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen April Is Here Okay, everybodythe holiday is over time to get back to work and to the real world once again. Now of course we need at least a week to

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, I remember watching a movie, when I was a teenager, in which a psychotherapist played an important role. She was a special woman who was extremely helpful in

Dear Phony, What a great letter and specifically a great question, as it touches on several subject matters that are dear to my heart. First, Id like to address the easy stuffhow old you will be when

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Some Things Are Just Not The Same For a while, I was talking to myself. Thank goodness that period is over and now I speak to other people once again. Talki

MINDBIZ Continued from Page 45 that will allow you to change your life for the better, its helpful for therapists to have gone through the process themselves, in order to be the best therapists they c

THATS THE WAY IT IS Continued from Page 46 my knowledge about those matzot is somewhat limited. What I do know is that, be it a one, a two, or a threepound box, it costs a small fortune. I also know w

Short Or ShortChanged Todays Video, Part 3 Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO A short video can have the key emotional moments and be more effective in touching the heart, than one with long stretches betwee

PHOTO PROSE Continued from Page 49 GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out is most apt here. All the editing efforts in the world cannot make up for missing the moments. The moment I refer to is not the surveill

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letters to THE EDITOR Thank You For Voting No Dear Editor, The Community Coalition of the Five Towns wishes to thank all residents of the community for their support in defeating the March 20 public r

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5TJT Puzzle Whats On TV BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Money for old age Abbr. 4. Made like 8. Like a rainbow 13. Peter Pan pooch 15. A hyperbolic function 16. Tropical fruit 17. Footnote word 18. Machu Picc

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 54 The tireless individuals who collect our trash week in and week out usually go unnoticed until something goes wrong. With collection service from the Sanit

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 63 locations in the immediate greater 5TJT metropolitan area Cedarhurst. 377 Church Avenue, pear tree in backyard 579 Trysting Place, apple, cherry, and peach

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Community News From Around The World ALEH Marches Forward, Bridges The Gap For the third straight year, a procession of over 300 marchers, including children with severe physical and cognitive disabil

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Oz Vehadar Expands Machberes Inside The Yeshivish And Chassidic World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM On Sunday, March 17, thousands of Torah scholars and supporters gathered in a huge tent on Herrick Ave

pist Hershy Friedman of Montreal, and presented him with the opportunity of being the patron of the project. Hershy Friedman, whose praiseworthy name is emblazoned on Torah edifices around the world,

Community News Continued from Page 66 a bombing of the railroad lines, which were used to transport Jews to Auschwitz. Secretary Hull promised Schenkolewski that he would discuss the matter during the

nection amongst all of us in SibShops. For more information, please call Chayla at 7186863497, email sibshops, or visit www.ohelfamily. orgsibshops. Annual chol haomoed adventure. This

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Community News Continued from Page 71 dechai and Rabbi Sherer, lhavdil bein chayim lchayim, was always a source of true inspiration. Agudas Yisroel is fortunate to honor an askan of the caliber of Reb

Community News Continued from Page 73 two video segments, one showing an interviewee doing everything right, the other with a job applicant whose performance is less than stellar. Comparing and contra

good shape, thanks to the efforts of Borough Park residents and local officials who highlighted the negative impact that poorly maintained thoroughfares have on our community. Voting takes place on Su

The Triumph Of Low Expectations Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER This past week, a friend caught me in shul and shared with me the following gem, If you want to know how the Messiah will be welcomed i

after four years in office. The Obama presidency has been very much an administration of passivenessdo the minimum, avoid confrontation, and substitute rhetorical brilliance for real attainable goals.

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