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LIMMUD Continued from Front Cover denominations of Judaism, includes lectures on Jewish culture and humor, and even includes antiIsrael presenters see www.jpost.comMagazineOpinionThinkAgain331775 for

LIMMUD Continued from Page 8 a frame of mind to change their lives, which Rosenblum implies is the only platform for unifying together Every Tuesday, there is a beit midrash in the Knesset. Secular an

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LIMMUD Continued from Page 9 and even beliefs. No chasm is unbridgeable, and the only thing that is absolute is our bond to one another, which no holierthanthou ideology can break. A story regarding t

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LUACH December 13December 21 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 10 Teves Erev Shabbos Friday, December 13 Taanis Asarah BTeves Daf yomi Yoma 35 Zmanim Dawn Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av

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Young Jewish Girls Marrying Arabs In Galilee A growing number of young Jewish girls are marrying Arabs, according to Dr. Boris Yudis, deputy mayor of the northern town of Afula. Yudis was interviewed

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover which it doesnt, in our set calendar, it would not be pushed off to another day. It would have to be observed on the Shabbos itself. Why would this be the c

Shabbos. Rav Meir Simcha points out that the Talmud could have posed the same question in regard to a regular public fast. The only regular public fast that falls on a Friday is the 10th of Teves. Yet

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover the eight days of the chag and beyond. Over the last 24 years, my Chanukah has been redefined by the passing away of my dad, Rabbi Nison Gordon, ah, on that fate

least one of his children visit his kever on that imposing Bet Shemesh mountain each year. Granted that, especially when the children were very young, this was a huge impositionthat is where the redef

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 23 humbly requested. Even though I have had the good fortune to visit him more than once a year, I have to say that these visitations, if you can call them that, are no

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover her diversity is on display wherever you happen to gaze or walk. So much takes place on a daily basis that requires debate and backandforth haggling. Yet it

insights on THE TORAH Vayechi Looking Out For Number One BY RABBI YITZCHOK D. FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS Menashe and Efraim. As we know, Efraim was placed before Menashe. Throughout Sef

Question I am 24yearold guy and I consider myself yeshivish. When I was younger I was worried that I would have a hard time in finding a shidduch. I am 5foot2 and everyone in my family is short. Some

News From Touro College Prelaw Students Are Mentored Straight To The Top. Since 2010, Touro College has increasingly placed its prelaw students at toprated law schools, placing seven of its students a

Touro News Continued from Page 33 serving highneed and diverse student bodies throughout the city and the state of New York. Dr. Zvi Loewy College Of Pharmacy Appoints Interim Dean. Dr. Zvi Loewy, p

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Rough For Whom When people say they had a rough week, they are usually referring to something serious, such as a health issue or a major financial problem.

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Wheels Of Healing THATS THE WAY IT IS Continued from Page 36 where on the Asian continent. He asked for my full name, asked for permission to call me by my first name, and then introduced himself as

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Mussar From HaRav Salomon Machberes Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World BY RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon, mashgiach of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, delivers important muss

YFR Alumni Have Some Light Fun Together Yeshiva of Far Rockaway alumni attended a melavah malkah with Menahel Rabbi Aaron Brafman in Eretz Yisrael on the sixth night of Chanukah. 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIME

Machberes Continued from Page 40 ture. While we stand here fearfully waiting to see whether yeshiva students declining military draft notices will be thrown into prisons or saddled with heavy fines, t

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Regulatory Hogwash I wonder what all of us would have done during the last five years if computers and printers had not been invented. Since all the

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Choose Your Weapon, Part I The Job Hunter BY RABBI MORDECHAI KRUGER Today well start following the job hunt process of Beryl Klein, a young imaginary client who heard about Pathways to Parnassa from a

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, My younger sister Fayge and I are 13 months apart. Fayge has always tried to copy me. I feel so immature saying this, but its been a fact of my life for as fa

ral. However, the situation you describe between yourself and Fayge is so overboard, it boggles the mind. At a time when most younger siblings begin to find their own way and discover their own sense

Solution To Previous 5TJT Puzzle Egyptian Cinema 1 MINDBIZ Continued from Page 47 to be the first to host you for a Shabbos meal. Any guidance you need, just call me up. Ill advise you about the best

Sign Language BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Ive always seen writing in cursive as being kind of like speaking with a British accent. Its classy, but no one can understand you. To all my British readers, I sh

5TJT Puzzle Mystical Creatures BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Pastel shade 6. Some themepark items 11. Met display 14. Torah great, once 15. French currency, once 16. Indochinese language 17. Guts 18. High g

Sign Language Continued from Page 49 That alone is an argument against practicing script. The one thing we practice the most is the one thing that looks the least like a word. I dont even remember the

Downward Spiral Continued from Page 51 opens its second paragraph with the phrase, A new king arose upon Egypt who did not know Yosef Shmos 18. The Talmud gives two interpretations of this verse. Acco

would be no way to verify which of the hundreds of thousands of such claims from the unabashedly depraved people were true and which were not, and the entire hungry populace would have had vested inte

YUs 89th Annual Hanukkah Convocation David Brooks Keynotes, Harvey Kaylie Receives Honorary Degree Acclaimed journalist and New York Times columnist David Brooks delivered the keynote address at Yeshi

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YUHSG Helps Achiezer Take Stock And Offer Respite YU Hanukkah Convocation Continued from Page 54 In addition to the honorary degree recipients, President Joel bestowed the Presidential Medallion on D

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In Our Face Photo Prose BY GARY RABENKO Someone dropped a heavy theatrical lighting cabling from a 15foot height. He did it without looking to see what was below. I was below It merely grazed my face

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Crucial Moments From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ . I am picking Ohio State over Clemson in the Orange Bowl, Stanford over Michigan State in the Rose Bowl, Florida State to d

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insights on THE TORAH all of these disparate parts needed to function as one nation. Had Yaakov blessed the children in private, it perhaps would have led to disagreements and disunity as different b

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS SKA Goes On A Chanukah Mystery Trip After a very melodic Rosh Chodesh and Chanukah davening, the bell at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls rang for second period on Wed

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 63 Genachowski, Eli Goldberg, Yitzchak BenAmi, and Sammy Rauch for organizing the entire program and schedule. DRS Color War, the team themes were Nes and Te

ing shiurim and thoughtprovoking discussions, and the manner in which they go out of their way to make sure they engage and connect with their talmidim in different ways and venues, creates an unaffec


AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 65 said it was a hint of things to come . . . a surprise trip to Aviator sports complex on Chanukah The next day, following Shacharis and a full morning seder

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 67 The highlight of the breakfast was a return visit from Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, who astounded the audience with a masterful shiur on teaching by example. Rab

Our talmidim learn and work hard, commented the menahel, Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, but ruachfilled events such as these are important to building a wellrounded ben Torah, and they energize us all to redo

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 69 ulous chagigah for the students of Temple Hillel. They played Chanukah Trivia, decorated doughnuts, and created an art project. The students at Temple Hill

Big Names Come Out In Support Of ZOA Over 900 people attended the Zionist Organization of Americas 115th Louis B. Brandeis Award National Dinner on Sunday, November 24 at the New York Citys elegant Gr

ZOA Continued from Page 71 Myron Zimmerman of San Francisco, real estate magnate and proIsrael philanthropist, received the Louis D. Brandeis Award, previous recipients of which include Natan Sharansk

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ZOA Continued from Page 72 the UN or the Balfour Declaration, but by Gd Almighty . . . Israel cannot talk peace to people who deny it the right to breathe. The U.S. should be saying, You cannot attack

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 30 He says that the girls are largely in their midteens and are misled by the Arab men whom they meet at work, in the malls, or on the streets of the cities that th

DEBORAH SCHOCHET Continued from Front Cover diagnosis of ALS while trying to recover from a flooded and almost destroyed house during Hurricane Sandy. But, by all accounts, she will not let the storm

DEBORAH SCHOCHET Continued from Page 81 An additional fundraiser, which encapsulates Devorahs funloving spirit, will be a party on December 31, beginning at 800 p.m. at Beth Shalom, 390 Broadway, in L

Darchei Torah to the spiritual and educational leadership of Rav Yaakov Bender, rosh hayeshiva, whose clarity of purpose and unrelenting drive continue to fulfill the needs of each one of our children

Anniversary Dinner Continued from Page 83 know what we stand for. Yes, we have a variation of levels, but our mission is clear to develop bnei Torah. Mrs. Nusbaum is a Chumash coordinator for COJDS, t

The People You Meet BY LARRY GORDON The streets and the stores are overcrowded. Its something you think you might only see somewhere in India or some African country. But no, this is Jerusalem, and th

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ I had a feel good moment last week that really made my day when I realized that I managed to take care of my grandchildren, three kids under the age of 5, from Mot

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News From The Hills Continued from Page 86 Events are peppered with music, good food, and friendship. For more information, call 6465439818 or email The Queens community Asarah BTeves

Community News From Around The World Ohels Foster Care Chanukah Party On the eighth night of Chanukah, Ohel Childrens Home and Family Services hosted their annual Chanukah party for foster families. T

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