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FEATURES Book Review R Yair Hoffman 49 42 96 41 63 104 81 101 79 52 31 1, 46 44 51 101 10 36 38 74 50 55 52 67 33 76 77 40 Business Halacha R Meir Orlian Classified Ads A Clever Title Goes Here Mor

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BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover sation about December 1 being that final day. It was a sad piece of news, especially for me, because I was there at the very beginninginitiating the programming

BAGEL STORE Continued from Page 13 time, but all I had to do was think about what I wanted to do, what music I wanted to play, which guests I thought we should feature on the program, and then, withou

The stories of those first few years as this program established itself on the air are almost endless. One of my favorite memories was sitting crowded into the studio with the members of the Diaspora

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover Jewish worldthat warrants coverage and attention, if for just a brief time, until we get back to the Donald, Jared, Ivanka, Mitt, and Rudy story. This story

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 17 As far as the ages that the heroin scourge has affected, Gluck says it is all over the place. Over the last few weeks, he says there have been five deaths in the

Bet El Institutions Champion Good PR For Israel Why does Israel so often suffer from bad public relations Its a deep question with answers ranging from the spiritual to the practical. Spiritually spea

BET EL Continued from Page 19 the average persons awareness. People dont know how the producer can literally manipulate images and sound bites in favor of ones particular leaning. In the case of Bet E

Hashem. That is in essence who we really are. We cannot do so without pointing out the area where we are falling and where we need to focus our attention, and resolve to address the internal problems

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ADULTS AT RISK Continued from Page 21 ing to shul for minyan and then he returned home to help with the children before leaving to work. How could he sit in Starbucks at the same time All of a sudden,

ADULTS AT RISK Continued from Page 23 down. And when that happens, the wife or husband, children, parents, inlaws, siblings, and so many others in hisher orbit find their lives turned upside down as w

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 24 knowingly add any animal ingredients into our products. Innovia Films supplies polymer to 23 other countries, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, and New Zeala

nonkosher. Its use here as an antistatic shows that the tallow remains intact. It could be, however, that the combination of the tallow with the other chemicals and products in the banknote have cause

Two Weeks For TAG For Our Girls And For Our Community Two months ago, a nascent idea was formulated in the offices of Torah Academy for Girls TAG. Girls were happy and learning, teachers were enthusia

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KISS THE KOSHER COOK Continued from Page 28 Malkie Id really love to, but I dont know what color I want. Mominlaw Im gonna get rid of your hand mixer in the middle of the night and then youre gonna ha

1950s Continued from Page 31 like me, postwar children who grew up here in America. Yes, my dear child, we went to school riding in school buses. Our school was in a real brick building, though aircon

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman The Dress With The Silver Lining It is said that every cloud has a silver lining. That always seemed a bit hokey to me, but because my mother used to say it

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Dear Esther, I live here in New York but grew up out of town. People are often surprised that I moved away from my parents when I got married, but being that Im an only child, my parents no longer had

you feel is trustworthy, kind, smart, and experienced. A big plusprobably a necessity is someone who can drive, as Im sure your mother will want to continue with some of her activities and there are a

The Art Of Gifting Giving gifts is fun, but not always easy. When I was little, I received my first journal, a little yellow book with a miniature lock and key. I was delighted. And although I was com

ing 750 on gifts. It may sound like a lot, but think about familiesyour own or other families. If, for example, I gave to everyone in my family, that would mean giving to three brothers, three sisters

Advice From YidParenting Staying Together For The Kids BY RABBI YITZIE ROSS Q. After 13 years of marriage, my husband and I are throwing in the towel. Weve been to therapy session after session, and i

Not So Phoney BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Most of my readers picture me as a happygolucky guy who for some reason has recently become obsessed with his back. But beneath it all, I have tzoriss. Most of the

Not So Phoney Continued from Page 41 goodbye that you needed a robot voice And then there was the time I got a call from myself. The Caller ID actually said my phone number. How could I be calling mys

ble for the workers loss. Even if the worker did not yet begin but could have taken another job, but now is no longer able to, the employer is liable for his loss. However, if the worker can procure a

insights on THE TORAH Vayeitzei The Ladder From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN we Jews agree. And its not limited to starting a savings plan. It is a simple yet powerful idea that it need not b

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A Shot At A Mitzvah During the winter months there are fewer Jewish holidays, but there are still mitzvos to perform. These mitzvos are predicated upon the verse Vnishmartem meod lnafshoseichemAnd you

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Acheinu Talmidim To Be Tested On Entire Masechta BY YOSEF SOSNOW These talmidim did not even know what a Gemara was two years ago and now they have learned all 113 blatt of Masechta Kesubos and are re

Segulos Of The Chasam Sofer SEFER REVIEW BY RABBI YAIR HOFFMAN It is called Segulos HaSofer and it is published by a machon associated with Londons Etz Chaim Yeshiva. It lists 12 chapters of segulos c

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword Apt Anagrams BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Fatherinlaw of Jared Kushner 6. You can win a lot of shekels from it 11. Org. that might have a pool, Torah classes, baske

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Question My son was briefly married a long time ago. He and his wife got divorced because she and her family were angry that he had issues with depression. My son is a very normal guy from a great fam

real or suspected, is found, they may be immediately nixed as a prospect for marriage. There are times that even those who have no flaw have been assumed to have one. So when it does happen that a sin

Juggling Events B Y P. S A M U E L S I spent one evening last week apologizing. I had to go to three different events, and at each one I had to apologize for my short stay. My sister hosted a casual e

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen Shabbos In The Park It is not unusual for prospective buyers to discuss with each other and their friends the various attributes of houses they have

Ohel Breaks New Ground In Confronting Stigma 1,100 Guests Inspired at 47th Annual Gala. A capacity crowd of 1,100 Ohel friends, supporters, and family members packed the grand ballroom of New Yorks Ma

Rubin and Julie Pinczower dedicated the Rieder Mental Health Services Center. The Rieders were visionary advocates for members of our community with psychiatric and mentalhealth challenges who believe

Ohel Continued from Page 57 Man costume allowed me to interact with all kinds of people, especially children. Seeing their happiness reminded every step why I support Ohel. Team Ohel would just be a b

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Queens Hatzolah Continued from Page 58 newest, best medical equipment possible. Each ambulance is also filled with the best, most current medications and supplies. All this is prohibitively expensive

The United Nations Salutes ZAKA In a festive ceremony hosted by Rabbi Arthur Schneier and the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan on Thursday, December 1, that was held to mark the consultative status re

ZAKA Continued from Page 61 just reflexive. And after all of that, in January of this year, ZAKA was finally accreditedas it should have been long ago. The ambassador concluded her remarks with a refl

Our Common Language BY GAVRIEL ARYEH SANDERS Three Rs For Hebrew Learning The three Rs refers to the most fundamental skills to be acquired in a basic education Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic. Fo

Common Language Continued from Page 63 managed without it. I signed up for occasional updates from the website. Upon registration, they sent me two very beneficial vocabulary sheets on the subject of

SAR principal Rabbi Bini Krauss presented with a Sderot mezuzah cover by AFS director Judah Rhine SAR v. North Shore He explained Sderot is under constant threat of attacks, 247. Sderots brave determ

Swish For Sderot Continued from Page 65 other teams that they would not normally play during their regular season. Throughout the day, hundreds of fans came to cheer on their sons, grandsons, nephews,

YU Inaugurates Maccabees Hall Of Fame Legendary basketball coach Bernard Red Sarachek, fencing coach Arthur Tauber, and wrestling coach Henry Wittenberg, along with the alltime leading womens and mens

SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 67 Star for his U.S. military service in World War II. Henry Wittenberg coached wrestling at YU from 1957 to 1967. Wittenberg was a twotime Olympic medalist winning g

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 68 Jewish identification. Sternberg saw the importance of being involved in this endeavor, which is far more than just bringing athletes to a competition. Just as bet

Game Night sports memorabilia raffle responds very strongly, comes out, and buys a lot of raffle tickets. Game Night is a free, familyfriendly event and raises funds only through sponsorships and opt

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Time flies. Can it be that the summer, and even Sukkos, is a whisper of a memory It is almost Chanukah. I am thankful that it hasnt snowed yet, but that too shall come. I remember the Chanukahs of my

Rebbetzin Smiles began by equating the dor hamabul with our generation from the perspective that our generation prides itself on the fact that anything it wants is available at its fingertips. Likewis

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 75 a local shul while finding your unhidden treasure. Chag HaSemicha of Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim. Congratulations to all the honorees and musmachim. This years di

verging on apartheid they demanded of Israel to agree to political concessions that clearly endangered Israels national security they funded and led many of the organizations that spread the poisonous

The YUHSG SchoolWide Shabbaton The Central family began the week with a high after a phenomenally successful schoolwide Shabbaton. In recordbreaking numbers, students, faculty, and their families spen

Avinu, Rabbi Akiva, and many modernday heroes. The session opened and closed with a personal interactive activity during which students considered how mundane actions and mitzvot can be completed with

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 79 getting, I think its rather a bargain A variant of this story is found on Of course, when stories are transmitted, details inevitably change. Yet if

A Week At Yeshiva Of Central Queens The students at YCQ have been busy with their fall projects, afterschool activities, and athletic programs. To learn about appreciation, the grade 5 students create

Community News Continued from Page 81 This is ZwangerPesiris 14th office in Suffolk County and 22nd overall. This office brings the latest diagnostic technology, including 3T MRI, CT, ultrasound, Xray

Yossi Green The plays poignant story is punctuated by moving songs and lively dance numbers. A team of true legends in the Jewish music industry with over 130 years of combined experience has assembl

Community News Continued from Page 83 prehensive security system, our specialized unit accommodates the needs of our residents with dementia and Alzheimers disease in a way that manages their cognitiv

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Community News Continued from Page 84 Shkury, a Belev Echad supporter and founder and president of Ariel Property Advisors. As an Israeli American, I feel that it is our responsibility to strengthen o

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Community News Continued from Page 86 granted equality and access to education beyond religious subjects, which helped them integrate into their host society. In Egypt, for example, Jews became banker

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Community News Continued from Page 88 lature to ensure that terminally ill people who wanted Calvarys signature care could get it he also founded a foundation in honor of his wifes memory. In the 20 y

the number affected by an outage, as well as the estimated restoration time. Nobody wants to be without power, but when the unexpected happens, we know that providing our customers with information qu

Camp HASC Hits The Road Boca Raton Respite Shabbaton And Adventure Close to 40 special campers and staff members from Camp HASC spent last Shabbos at Boca Raton Synagogue as guests of the community. B

Camp HASC Boca Shabbaton Camp HASC participants include Orel Hadad, North Woodmere Ryan Shore, Lawrence Sarah Simon, Merrick Alyssa Sacks, North Woodmere Adam Stieglitz, Lawrence and Gavi Sacks, Nort

Miracle Workers The Jerusalem Institute For The Blind BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER The first institute of its kind in the Jewish world, the Jerusalem Institute for the Blind still adheres to its original

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letters to THE EDITOR Save A Life Dear Editor, In 1993, at the age of 16, I was nearing renal failure and in need of a kidney transplant. I was fortunate enough that my father, Andrew, was a compatibl

POLITICAL ROUNDUP Continued from Page 101 accused the universitys president of chilling free expression of black students. Stokely Carmichael had said on the University of Minnesota campus that Zionis

Racheli Frenkel Sues Iran And Syria Racheli Frenkel, mother of the kidnapped and murdered 16yearold Naftali Frenkel, will take the witness stand in an American court and testify regarding the string o

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS HANC Happenings Special Weekend in West Hempstead. HANC 609 welcomed Rabbi Yaakov Sadigh to West Hempstead for Shabbat. This special Shabbat began with a meaningful derashah that

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 104 The morning began with a beautiful davening and continued with a lavish breakfast followed by a schoolwide game show. During the breakfast, senior Leora S

yeshiva in the country to thus qualify. Blue Ribbon Schools were then asked to submit a topic to discuss and review at an educators conference. Rambams topic, Teaching Values in a Challenging World, w

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 107 YOSS 5thGraders Begin Studying Gemara The fifth grade of Yeshiva of South Shore recently celebrated a milestone, a special simcha they will remember fond

Chesed is in the blood at MAY DRS melaveh malkah festivities ing count was just under 75 pints. The mesivta thanks its student organizers, Bikur Cholim, and all those who participated. This blood dr

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 109 from making their own wooden picture frames to creating a Chumash book cover and performing in the final production. Preparing the songs and performance w

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