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See Page 36 See Page 46 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island See Pages 35 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 13 NO. 30 16 IYAR 5773 APRIL 26, 2013 32 Years Of He

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover ing their energy bills every month like we do here. For two weeks at the beginning of November 2012, when Hurricane Sandy had her way with us, large areas of New

and poof, like magic, all the lights went back on. It was humming back there in harmony with the other three or four generators that my neighbors now have, like some electronic tabernacle choir. It wa

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover In fact, after conferring with the policedepartment brass in his capacity as the chaplain of the city of Boston, Grand Rabbi Y. A. Korff issued the following

case that I experienced, extra early so that people could get home prior to darkness setting in. Difficulty and even disasterwe should not know from any of ittake on a different character once they be

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 11 the lockdown would be lifted prior to the arrival of Shabbos. The leaders were not specifically considering the needs of the significant Orthodox Jewish populati

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LUACH April 26May July 1July49 ZIP Code 11516 16 Iyar Friday, April 26 Daf yomi Eiruvin 49 Omer Day 31 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag haminchah Candle Lighting 850

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Camp Isabella Freedman AllInclusive Berkshires Vacation for Senior Adults SCHOOL BOARD Continued from Front Cover hood and forever damaged the quality of life for all Five Towns residents. The Commun

ensure that our school board adheres to the mandate it received from 4,155 committed voters. Those voters sent a clear message to the school board that our neighborhoods are important to us that our q

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover tain individual who had the habit of reciting Nachem every day. He continued to do so on Lag BOmer as well. For doing so he was punished. We see, therefore,

This is the message of the manna that exists to this day, and this is what Lag BOmer commemorates. Nonetheless, perhaps due to the deaths of so many of Rabbi Akivas students, the minhag is to celebrat

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover sented in a negative way, was not only shocking and offensive, but was also a violation of my privacy and dignity. Beyond irresponsible journalistic pr

stage of dating as a venue for unbelievable growth and positivity can take you very far. You owe it to yourself and your future marriage. This is something we can all implement and benefit from. Respe

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 21 etc. Meet the guy and see what hes like. Thats not to say girls are the only problem. Guys are picky about those things as well. If people stopped looking

The Perfect Guy Introduction In last weeks issue The Illusion of the Perfect Guy One young mans perspective on the shidduch crisis, a 25yearold single man writes of his and his friends frustration ove

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DATING FORUM Continued from Page 23 dynamics of their lifestyles. In our frum society, girls are restricted from being in the company of boys. Some schools will even expel their female students if the

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DATING FORUM Continued from Page 25 with being politically correct. They need to have the courage of their convictions to openly admit the flaws of shidduch dating, which are plentiful. But, until suc

Failed Nanny Trying Hand In Medical Ethics BY YOCHANAN GORDON In their keen understanding of the human condition, our sages already foretold, He who has one portion desires two. On its simplest level,

not know any harm is a guarantee that Chazal have written regarding those who approach mitzvos with alacrity and excitement. The Rebbe concludes that if there is no other recourse and legal consequenc

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MACHBERES Continued from Page 29 Shulchan Aruch Yorah Deah 3631. We are not permitted to benefit from the dead. However, if no other path is possible in order to bury a deceased or to visit another gr

gers from Israel who came to him as well as to all kohanim that ask him, that kohanim are proscribed from ascending the mountain leading to Ohel Rashbi. His response has been that kohanim are Biblical

Resiliency Means Acknowledging Terror Tidbits From Israel BY RON JAGER In the aftermath of the traumatic week of terror in Boston, the inevitable question about the religious motivations of the bomber

OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz A Real Holiday BBQ My heart on my sleeve Zionism is no secret. Living in Israel, walking in the footsteps of our Avot and Imahot, being proud to be a religious Jew

ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Page 35 Tekes ceremony hosted at the Ohel Yonah shul in Bet Shemesh. Our kids have performed in this ceremony in the past and Mordechai had a speaking part this year. I

Theres No Winning BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER I would have to say that Chinese auctions are, hands down, the best type of auction. Unless you count those car auctions that people are always walking away fr

Theres No Winning Continued from Page 37 Id think about it. So she said, Can you write down my information Or do you have it on caller ID And I said, Neither. You called me in the middle of a power ou

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Talking To Me My mother would often say that as she aged, she found that she was talking to herself more often. I didnt get it back then, but I do now. I re

THATS THE WAY IT IS Continued from Page 39 I dont expect to return to my car after shopping and find that I am wedged in between two thoughtless souls who decided to park within ten inches of my car.

insights on THE TORAH Dont Worry. Be Happy. BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE In this parashah the story of the mekallel, the blasphemer, is discussed. A man blasphemed the name of Hashem. Before his

insights on THE TORAH Emor Global Warning BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS They placed him in confinement, to clarify for themselves through Hashem. Vayikra 2412 In the

be applicable. Yet, he was put to death nonetheless. However according to R. Yehudah, the case of the mekosheish was exceptional. He was put to death only because of a provisional ruling, i.e., a spec

News From SKA High School SKA Torah Bowl Champions For the third year in a row, the Torah Bowl team of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls has won the championship The team faced off against B

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Hatzalahs 32nd Anniversary Dinner The 32nd Lev anniversary dinner for Hatzalah of the Rockaways and Nassau County took place at the Sands at Atlantic Beach on Sunday, April 21. Above, left Mr. Mark G

HaDegel Sheli My Flag, Our Flag BY EZRA FRIED I saw her lying all crumpled on the bargain table of Sullivans department store in Liberty, New York. I paid one dollar for her. She was a 5foot, regulati

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, My husband Steve and his only brother, Mark, are extremely close. When I first started dating Steve and saw how close they were, I was impressed with their re

be kind and generous individuals. You certainly feel a tremendous amount of empathy toward Steve and Mark and what the two of them experienced growing up together. Childhoods like the one you describe

5TJT Puzzle Lag BaOmer BY YONI GLATT Across 1. The Beis HaMikdash had one 6. Diplomacy 11. Consume 14. Midrash title word 15. Kind of committee 16. Tax preparer, for short 17. Astrological ram 18. Isr

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Observations From The Artist Your Opinion Please Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO I have been recording events for 40 years. I started very young. Problemsolving and good advice have always been my goals.

could do excellent photos upstairs. I would do inspired and superior photos downstairs. The fathers admitted that I discussed it with them. The mothers understood. The bride did not have her own opini

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz The Marvelous Mango Spring urges us all out from our hibernation to rediscover natures bounty in bloom. The smells of flowers and trees blooming and produce new to the sea

large skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add cashews and sugarpepper mixture, stirring until nuts are golden, 23 minutes. Return to small bowl and set aside. Wipe skillet clean with paper towel. Season chi

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News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ After Shabbos, my husband and I watched a very interesting videoa tour of the Old City of Yerushalayim with Rabbi Berel Wein, taped a number of years ago, before t

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Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Memorable Moments Pictures are wonderful. They forever make an imprint of a memory that could otherwise be forgotten. Not only does a picture help remind u

To Be Needed From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ . He did not attend PTA meetings or backtoschool night. Didnt take the kids to the doctor, the dentist, or art classes. Didnt s

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow HandsOn Solutions An incident that occurred to George Bernard Dantzig became a legendary motivational story. In 1939, he was a graduate student at University

Swissh BY BEN CHOUAKE PRESIDENT, NORPAC I recall the difficult days of the Yom Kippur War. We lived in a modest neighborhood, and while I was visiting my friend, his father, who worked as a tailor, w

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 63 requires semichah, the other one does not, and it may be a berachah lvatalah. The obvious question is Why not just recite one berachah and then perform semicha

AntiSemitism On The Rise In Europe BY SAM SOKOL KievIm sitting and writing from a hotel room in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, waiting for the start of the 2013 Kiev Interfaith Forum, an annual event b

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS JCC Of The Greater Five Towns Upcoming Events Annual Fundraising Dinner, Wednesday, May 1, 630 p.m. The 11th Annual Fundraising Dinner will take place at the Sephardic Temple. Th

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 67 Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar source of mystical teachings requested that this day be one of joy and celebration. And of course, it represen

City Council District 24 BY ASHER E. TAUB, ESQ. As the political season steps into high gear, an interesting race is shaping up for the Democratic nomination for City Council for the 24th CDwhich enco

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 68 opment board gave the 2012 Humanitarian Award to four outstanding individuals. Gerald DiEdwards, Esq., partner of Schiavetti, Corgan, DiEdwards, Weinberg

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Miracle Workers Scores of participants were in attendance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Edelman in Lawrence on Sunday for the annual breakfast reception for the renowned Kollel Shomrei Hachomos of

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 70 Following their orientation, the seventhgraders were assigned groups and did a project with the girls of Kulanu. It was a social and growth experience for

Rabbi Zuckers letter ing that he is a fifthgrade rebbe in Yeshiva Toras Chaim of South Shore and a talmid asked the following question. Rav Chaim receives hundreds of letters a week. He is bombarded

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 79 YIWB Sisterhood Event Takes The Cake By Harvey Rosenfeld Women and girls from Far Rockaway and the Five Towns became cake decorators at the YIWB Cupcake W

Speak to the kohanim, the sons of Aharon, and say to them . . . Vayikra 211 Speak and sayenjoin the elders regarding the youngsters. Talmud Rashi The above dictum, which constitutes a primary Biblica

Community News From Around The World Great Neck Record . . . Of Lies Protest, April 28 On Sunday, April 14, Chabad of Great Neck hosted a jampacked event featuring wellknown blogger, author, and inves

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Community News Continued from Page 82 track record of hateful and virulently antiMuslim views... Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, fuming at Kreitzmans false attendance reporting, said, This is agendabased journali

YFRs 20th Annual Hasmadah Program Inspiring The Next Generation Of Rabbanim The Yeshiva of Far Rockaway has run a communitywide hasmadah program for the past 20 years. Boys in grades 411 enthusiasti

Community News Continued from Page 86 pices of the Bais Horaah Eitz Chaim. The BHI also organized chaburos in different communities for laymen on topics of Choshen Mishpat for its practical applicatio

ship. For us younger askanim, noted Mr. Shlomo Werdiger, Agudath Israels recently installed chairman of the board, the warmth between Reb Mordechai and Rabbi Sherer, lhavdil bein chayim lchayim, was a

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