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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 9 ing the painstaking matter of examining the details of what took place. I have an attorney friend who related to me a long time ago what his mother always used to

Continued from Page 13 position on the eve of his UN speech did not go over well with Bibi, and Elkin and his aides had to fly into New York on a commercial fight that arrived on Sunday morning. Also

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover Esther, as she was known to me and my siblings seemingly forever. Since the passing of my father Esthers older brotheralmost 24 years ago, I have not experienced

But that is who we are. In the morning we mourn a loss and in the evening dance at our childrens wedding. In a booklet distributed at the shivah house, there were a few very expressive introductory pa

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover and forbade use of the sukkah designated for use by over 200 guests. They then actually confiscated the schach to ensure that the sukkah not be used. Althou

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LOSS Continued from Front Cover third child. My youngest child is seven years old. I memorized each doctors appointment and looked forward to seeing my babys heartbeat. Each time I saw the heartbeat o

FUTURE OF FRUMKEIT Continued from Front Cover converge to daven at prearranged times or, if they miss the large gatherings, come together in small minyanim abutting food stands or roller coasters. In

FUTURE OF FRUMKEIT Continued from Page 21 dox Jews tend to marry earlier, have more children, and intermarry far less frequently than Conservative and Reform Jews. In addition, Orthodox parents are fa

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Homeward Bound An Interview With Shlomo Walfish B Y 5 TJ T S TA F F Shlomo Walfish is the founder of the Aish Orchestra, and a longtime activist with Manhigut Yehudit. Shlomo grew up in Monsey but liv

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OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz Season Of Renewal This is one of my favorite times of the year. The entire season, from the beginning of Elul through the final minute of Shemini AtzeretSimchat To

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real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Catching Up In Israel During Chag As most of you know by now, the chagim are a time that I run to be in Israel, and I get the most of the excitement

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman and the eels that took up residence in the nearly five feet of water that had inundated my basement. I dealt with the many workers who pumped out the water

not exactly on my ownI immediately turned to Jeffrey Rosenberg, who is known to be an A1 insurance broker. I had recently called him for flood insurance. Hurricane season is fast approaching and I was

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fess feeling that he cannot measure up to you as an excuse for remaining unseen. This type of scenario has happened over and over to girls like you. The eventual outcomes of such situations varyand yo

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, When I was born, my parents were considered old. At least by me and by my friends. At the time, they had a 16yearold son and a 14yearold daughter. My guess is

So your overthetop helpful behavior became second nature to you, as you continued to nurture and rescue everyone who came within your orbit. And since most people love to be taken care of, even people

Who Will Be A Leader The Job Hunter BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER When I was a rebbe at the Memphis Hebrew Academy Shalom, yall, I was also a graduate student at Memphis State now U. of Memphis. I once he

the best way to get along at work is to keep your ears open and your mouth shut. The ears open part is still a good idea. But your mouth should be busy asking questions while express People dont thin

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FROM WHERE I STAND Continued from Page 39 fun a kasha shtarbt men nitnobody ever died from a question. Its not the end of the world if you didnt get an answer to all your questions. We can live with u

The New Chassidishe Shtetl Of Bloomingburg Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM News of the establishment of a Chassidishe community in the Catskills communi

sidic movement, for Shabbos Lech Lecha, October 1112. Mezubesh is also the eternal resting place of descendants of the Baal Shem Tov, including Rabbi Baruch of Mezubesh, ztl 1753 1811 the Degel Machan

Shabbos Shopping BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER You know what I noticed I noticed that the checkout guy at the grocery doesnt say Good Shabbos to me anymore. He says, See you in an hour. Because he knows. I s

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Shabbos Shopping Continued from Page 44 not really a party. Its not like we invite our whole extended mishpachah and give out party hats, and people have to RSVP. Its basically me giving my kids candy

ship, past and present, who continue to deny the role that Palestinian Arab terror has played over the years as part of the greater Islamic war on the West, on Jews, on Christians, essentially on ever

Rambam Mesivtas First Week Establishing Values And Building Friendships Chesed shel Emes. This years freshman class spent a day cleaning up a cemetery during the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah. The talmidim bo

People greeted the boys question of How can we help with disbelief, laughter, and ultimately appreciation. They were impressed with the boys maturity, their commitment to helping, and their kind manne

RAMBAMS FIRST WEEK Continued from Page 49 tion of the significance of the day. It began with a brief speech by Rambam Mesivtas principal, Rabbi Yotav Eliach, about the nature of the attacks. Videos ab

Digital Distractions Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO iPhones, iPads, iPodsay yay yay. Is there a me in all this Where have we all gone It gets worse daily. Digital devices have become walls and barriers t

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Photo Prose Continued from Page 51 entertaining, and beautiful all around. With the digital devices, they are buried in their own selfish world. Some people are more responsive. Some are less sentimen

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insights on THE TORAH Deferential Treatment BY FIVE TOWNS MARRIAGE INITIATIVE This weeks parashah, Noach, discusses the flood that engulfed the entire world. The Midrash Tanchuma says that the punish

DEFERENTIAL TREATMENT Continued from Page 55 trated with everyone, hanging up on friends, constantly reprimanding the kids, and harping on every little thing his or her spouse does wrong. When its eve

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BUSINESS WEEKLY Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat By Rabbi Meir Orlian Mobile Mishap Yossi was rushing home from his dorm for Shabbos. He packed up quickly, stuffed his wallet in his pocket,

A. The Rema C.M. 869 addresses a case in which Reuven is a custodian for a gentiles object and Shimon approaches Reuven and asks for the item, invoking the principle of shibuda dRabi Nasan because he

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Branching Out From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ . Its not as though there was nothing else for them to eat. In fact, it was a vegetarians dream delightfruits and vegetables o

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ Whenever we return from Eretz Yisrael, we are filled with love and inspiration. We brought our granddaughter Shanie with us to Eretz Yisrael and took her and our o

writing and creative pieces. Some of the pieces were published in the school newspaper. One students work was published in Bina Magazine There have only been a few days of school, and the BYQ creative

ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Page 28 ern that is not yet available for public viewing. That was definitely cool. For Rosh Hashanah, I was able to pick chavushim from a tree in our backyard and we u

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WeightLoss Myths Continued from Page 64 mindeficient crash dietswill generally regain all of their weight. Any program that cannot be transitioned into real life habits once the initial weightloss has

The 64,000 Question One Day Or Two BY MAX FRUCHTER Where are you for Sukkot Oh wow, thats exciting Will you be celebrating with family How nice Are you keeping one day or two Now here is where the pat

insights on THE TORAH Parashas Noach Time Freeze BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS I will not continue to smite all living beings, as I have done. For the rest of the eart

And Gd said to Noach . . . Come into the ark Bereishis 71 The Hebrew word for ark, teivah, also means word. Come into the word, says Gd, enter within the words of prayer and Torah study. Here you will

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Lecture On Dizziness, Vertigo, And Imbalance, October 9 At Mercy Mercy Medical Center invites the community to a free lecture on Everything You Want to Know About Prevention and

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 70 Torah and the Chabad of Hewlett. Her children are enrolled in the JCC of Lawrence and the Brandeis School, where she is a member of the PA Board. Adis ext

Cantor Simon Cohen Releases New Album Songs Praise Simon Cohen was born and raised in London surrounded by cantorial and classical music. Today, he is one of the leading international cantors, both i

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 73 from TACI, Simon continued his cantorial studies with Dr. Mordechai Sobol, who embellished his cantorial technique and style. Simon holds the position of c

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 74 Due to much demand, an additional group has been formed specifically for mesivta bachurim who are interested in learning hilchos Shabbos on a higher level.

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 80 departments and schools throughout the institution, where they develop and oversee thoughtful and innovative projects to improve the university. They also

Mesivta Yam Hatorah Happenings Before Sukkos, the students at Yam Hatorah had the privilege of having a handson workshop with Rabbi Dovid Bergida on the laws of lulav Rabbi Shlomo Drebin with Shloy f

letters to THE EDITOR R Ginzberg And The Pursuit Of Happiness Dear Editor, I would like to respond to Rabbi Aryeh Zev Ginzbergs question following his article Simchas HaChayim, in your preSukkos editi

actually go to the places he constantly reads aboutthis was nothing short of amazing I contacted Yoni Glatt immediately and, a short time afterwards, Joey was interviewed and accepted. I can tell you

Community News Continued from Page 85 in the neighborhood among the Orthodox community in the United States, the developers have decided to hold an additional sales event to give more people the oppor

homes in the Valley and a nevertoforget Shabbaton at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. Ohel Childrens Home and Family Services recently merged with the Etta Israel Center to form Etta at Ohelan agency found

Community News Continued from Page 87 Visiting from New York as well, Ohels director of communications Derek Saker said that the newfound EasttoWest coast relationship allows Ohel and Etta to leverage

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