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FEATURES Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mordechai Schmutter 78 42 82 60 53 51 52 34 45 35 50 56 86 11 87 48 73 91 55 38 47 86 46 54 65 40 Community News Around The Five Towns Around The Wor

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CONTRAST Continued from Front Cover being that any antiIsrael cause we can find is cause for great enthusiasm, whether it be the army, kashrus, geirus, digging of graves, operation of buses, etc. Woul

LUACH March 7March 9 July 1July 15 ZIP Code 11516 5 Adar II Erev Shabbos Friday, March 7 Daf yomi Sukkah 32 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag haminchah Candle Lighti

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CONTRAST Continued from Page 10 lowing questions, which would alleviate much of the confusion Is our current situation with the Arabs considered milchemes mitzvah or not, and why Isnt defense against

CONTRAST Continued from Page 15 vah and our eagerness to beautify it hiddur mitzvah. In addition, chareidim often organize expeditions to fulfill the mitzvah of shiluach hakein sending away the mother

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover Washington Convention Center at 730 on Tuesday morning to listen to a few speakers, including U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who is the chairman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at left of lectern prime minister said, adding that they are continuing to produce the missiles so that they can reach every American city from New York to Los Angel

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover around the world come together in support of our common bondthe wellbeing of the State of Israel. There were many aspects and dimensions to these 25 hours that w

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 22 mon bond we love and care for Israel and her safety, which is also our safety and security. The conference, which officially started on Sunday, featured a Shabbaton

three socalled black hats who were here for Shabbos. Another interesting young man whom I met was Rabbi Ben Packer of Heritage House in the Old City of Jerusalem. For many years, Ben worked with Rabbi

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover of cancers. According to statistics, 80 of women with these defects will get womens cancer. One In Forty Breast cancer affects Jewish Ashkenazi women by an

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 29 Oophorectomy also was associated with a 77 reduction in the hazard for allcause mortality, owing primarily to the effect on ovarian and breastcancer risk. Dr. N

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Body By Rachael Obesity And Exercise BY DR. RACHAEL E. SCHINDLER We hear a lot about obesity these days. The usual solutions range from gastricbypass surgery to strict diets and lots of exercise. Howe

insights on THE TORAH Vayikra Bulls And Lambs From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN When a man will bring an offering from among you . . . Vayikra 12 Not only animalrights groups have difficulty w

New M.E. Protocols Unveiled At Misaskim Breakfast In what was dubbed as a historic breakthrough for the Orthodox community living in the five boroughs of New York City, Dr. Barbara A. Sampson, the Act

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Solution To Previous 5TJT Puzzle Kosher Wine 1 14 17 20 Misaskim Continued from Page 36 until after Shabbos. Mr. Martin had high praise for the medical examiner and Misaskim She realized the sensitiv

5TJT Puzzle In Reverse BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Datebook abbr. 5. Early priest 10. Me, myself 14. Used to be 15. Brunch serving 16. Cause of some waiting games 17. Bit of gambling in the Israeli gove

Reaching Your Potential A Tekes In Israel The Year In Israel BY MAX FRUCHTER As I listened to the mefakeid commander deliver his speech into the microphone, I understood from his tears and quavering v

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Who Am I BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER This weeks column is a publicservice article about identity theft, which is a growing problem in our society. To explain what identity theft is, lets take the story of

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Who Am I Continued from Page 42 dont call you. They send you a letter, snail mail, that is a chore to read because its five dense pages that, when youre done, still raises a million questions, and the

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz Homemade Edibles Homemade gifts are the best kind, especially when they are edible. You know that a little extra love has been added to the mix. Purim is the perfect time

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Handle With Care Has anyone ever noticed that just when you are pretty sure that you have seen and heard just about everything, something new comes down the

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen What Is The RESPA Booklet Many new mortgage guidelines have come into play these last few years, but one of the more interesting ones to hit the man

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, My wife and I have finally called it quits on our marriage. Though the divorce is not yet final, we are getting close, and at this point there is no going bac

important lesson that everyone needs to learn from it. And that is that no one should believe the rumors or even specific stories that a disgruntled person has to say about their ex. Frankly, because

MINDBIZ Continued from Page 49 parison. What can you do at this point First of all, I have to believe that the decent people among your family and friends who know you well will stick by you and suppo

Question My story may be unusual for the readers of this paper, but like it or not its happening. I am Modern Orthodox, attended yeshivas, and have been religious my entire life. I started dating in c

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 51 relationship, you would have perhaps evoked in him compassion, understanding, or even admiration at what you needed to do. Breaking up with him before he dumps you

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow No One Gets Left Out The Gemara in Sukkah 28a relates that Hillel the Elder had 80 students. Thirty of them were of the stature that they should have merited

Breathing, Eating, And Sleeping Israel Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER As I conclude my visit to the United States, whether Im in Los Angeles or in New York, my hometown, just under the radar there I

When Is A Team Not A Team Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO I had an interesting chat with a photographer last week. We discussed his frustration with studios and the video situation . . . something I cov

Visiting South Of The Border The Job Hunter BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER We have all seen it, probably traveled on it many times, but how many of us have thought about the life lessons that can be learne

Team HASC A Runners Perspective BY M. ALPER While sitting on the return flight from the A1A halfmarathon weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I begin to reflect on the thrilling adventure. The last th

Team HASC Continued from Page 57 derdale, boarded a plane immediately after, flew through the night, and arrived just in time to push his camper during the marathon. The dedication of my fellow staff

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Community News From Around The World Rabbi Lichtenstein Of Yeshivat Har Etzion To Receive Israel Prize By Lidar GravLazi Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein is to be awarded the Israel Prize in Jewish Relig

besttasting matzos at very competitive pricing. Samples upon request. Wholewheat matzos and shmurah matzah meal are available as well. All matzos are shmurah mishaas ketzirah and are kosher lPesach un

Community News Continued from Page 61 Yeshiva Har Torah Alumni Return To Give Back As part of Yeshiva Har Torahs 25th anniversary celebration, alumni have been returning to share their professions wi

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Community News Continued from Page 62 We want to solicit input into the program and identify potential staff members, Peters said. People with a lot of pedagogical and field experience will be needed,

Community News Continued from Page 65 to Israel was also awarded to Rabbi Dr. Henry Hasson, who raised the tions from Jews to all of humanity. HOD Society raises awareness of halachic support for org

As in past budgets, the president once again proposed that higherearning taxpayers married couples earning more than 250,000 and individuals earning more than 200,000 have their tax deduction for char

Community News Continued from Page 67 You could feel the electricity in the air. People kept asking when Pruzs next album would be out. It seems that in the two years since the release of MP3 people w

York Boys Choir joined Lipa onstage to perform and dance Mizrach. It was something to see. Now it was Avremels turn again, and the jacket was off. He started off with Beri Webers hit Chabadsker Niggun

PRAYER IN CRISIS Continued from Front Cover over the fact that, despite the many societal problems the Orthodox community struggles with, nevertheless we are experiencing explosive growth, unlike our

teshuvah who have joined us, prayer, tefillah, has become boring, irrelevant, and of limited value. Many shuls of all types Modern Orthodox, yeshivish, chassidish, young and old have some who manifest


News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ Last week, I mentioned the crime that occurred near Main Street last Monday. Some people thought that I shouldnt have mentioned it because people would get the imp

News From The Hills Continued from Page 73 health. But its not always so easy challenges like the loss of a spouse, a dear friend, or perhaps a physical limitation can make it difficult. Join BKavod f

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YOSS Celebrates 57 Years Of Torah Education Growing Fame Photos by Ira Thomas Creations AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS A wise person once noted, Do not underestimate the determination of a powerful woman. Eli

teams. The strong presence of RCSP and NYPD patrols during these hours helped bring down the occurrence of incidents significantly. Kudos goes out to the members of the RCSP for volunteering their tim

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 83 and raise the fun with schedules and activities geared for the whole community. Firstly, feel free to spare yourself midnight battles with cellophane by pa

A Five Towns Simcha PHOTO BY IVAN H NORMAN letters to THE EDITOR Mixed Messages Dear Editor, At a recent melaveh malkah in Manhattan, Agudath Israel Executive VicePresident Chaim Dovid Zweibel railed

Real Change Dear Editor, I found ironic your frontpage February 28 picture caption, Fed up with Washingtons sluggish efforts on the economy, jobs, and health insurance, Bruce Blakeman . . . has anno

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Machberes Continued from Page 87 ing, pruning, and harvesting, is forbidden by halachah. Organized immediately after the establishment of the State of Israel, Keren Hashviis has created a revolution i

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Divided We Fall From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ . So here is my idea. We all know that the Arabs want a Palestinian state in what they call occupied territory. I have a per

The Mask Of Liberal AntiSemitism BY BRUCE A. BLAKEMAN The purpose of a mask is to disguise the wearer so that his true identity is shielded. Such are the circumstance of the American and international

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 85 dos and Havdalah. After Shabbat, everyone enjoyed a sports activity in the DRS gym. Overall, the Shabbaton was a fantastic experience, and it was nice to s

For meals with mazel, count on fresh fish from Brachs Fresh fish cooked to order just 1 per lb. Featuring flounder rolled with spicy salmon lemon pepper tilapia spicy tuna stuffed tuna salmon terya


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