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See Page 30 See Page 65 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 12 NO. 9 6 KISLEV 5772 DECEMBER 2, 2011 FROM THE EDITOR BY LARRY GORDON See Pages 3, 4 5 American Legislator Tours The Shomron 23 36 38 39 41 LR David Haivri, Gershon Mesika, South Carolina Representative Alan Clemmons R, and Yehudah Cohen. During the past year, the Shomron Regional Council has been instrumental in bringing foreign dignitaries to the Shomron, indicating its vital and strategic importance to the state of Israel. See Page 28

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TORAH AND SCIENCE Continued from Front Cover that does not gain us popularity with certain secular Jews, so be it. Of course, this cuts both ways. We may also not distort Torah and rabbinic thought in order to win popularity with contemporary frum Jews. Sometimes, the Rishonim and Acharonim voiced ly writes that the account of creation given in Scripture is not, as is generally believed, intended to be literal in all its parts Guide for the Perplexed, 229. According to the explanation of Shem T

TORAH AND SCIENCE Continued from Page 9 so, but is indefinite and may be longer. Maimonides spoke of Creation in terms of phases and the Kabbalah in terms of sefiros, the time of which may be indefinite. It is no wonder that Rav Yitzchak Herzog a rebbi of Rav Elyashiv, who was eulogized by Rav Aharon Kotler as being a prince of Torah, wrote, It is well to bear in mind that already our ancient sages, to say nothing of our medieval theologians, would not seem to have insisted upon literalness in s

cussion of it. In this, he is adopting the view of Rav Hirsch, notwithstanding the fact that many distinguished gedolim today, such as Rav Moshe Shapiro and Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel, consider such a view to be heretical. However, Rabbi Meiselman is not correct in claiming that Chazal never stated unequivocally that such spontaneously generating creatures exist. At the end of Maseches Sanhedrin, Rabbi Ami asserts that such a spontaneously generating mouse exists. Rabbi Akiva likewise asserts that

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover growth of the 1993 Oslo Accords, came about as a result of the absolute corruption of the thenlimited Palestinian infrastructure. The PA required that Israel systematically collect the tax money for them and then transfer it to a bank in the territories for Palestinian Authority use. A columnist in Haaretz wrote the other day that Israels withholding the money is like stealing the money from the PA. Its funny how no one so far has had the presence of mi

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TORAH AND SCIENCE Continued from Page 11 Third, the Gemara claims that the animal can survive even if there are only two olivesized pieces of liver present, but medicine tells us that such an animal cannot survive in fact, at least a quarter of the liver must remain. We do the cause of Torah no honor when presenting proofs of Chazals scientific knowledge that do not withstand scrutiny. This leads us to the topic of tereifos and the difficulty that the Gemaras list of mortal difficulties in an an

Whereas the Five Towns Jewish Times is not the proper venue to evaluate these issues, a few points are called for. He quotes the opinion of Professor Kaplan that I, my revered uncle Rav Aharon Soloveichik, ztl, and many of my rebbis talmidim muvhakim distort his views. The absurdity of this claim has been repeated so often by both Slifkin and Kaplan on the Internet that it does require a response. Professor Kaplan had tangential contact with my rebbi during his years at YU. His connection came o

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover taken place in recent weeks many are planned for the next few weeks ahead. Most of these dinners are pretty large, as far as the attendance and amount of money generated for the organization are concerned. Dinners are the high point in organizational life in the Jewish world. Thats true whether it is Yeshiva Chaim Berlin, whose dinner is scheduled for December 4, the BetEl community in Israel, also on December 4, or Yeshiva University, on December 11. Most,

leaders make followers, but the Rebbe made other leaders. He recalled that at one of his encounters with the Rebbe, he was unsure what professional course to chart upon his return to England. When the Rebbe made a suggestion, Sacks responded, as he said Brits are wont to reply, that the current circumstance I am in would make that situation difficult. The Rebbe replied, A person does not find himself in a situation he places himself in one. The food service for the event was provided by Greenwal

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 12 case here, as the people of the outside world that serve as Israels chief critics are accustomed to demanding that Israel adhere to a different standard from anyone else. One of the additional claims made by the PA is that their failure to make the payroll to their over one million employeeswho, it seems to me, are always available to take to the streets, welcome home terrorists, and so on would further destabilize the region and create additional problems

LUACH December 1July 9 10 July 2December ZIP Code 11516 6 Kislev Friday, December 2 Daf yomi Bechoros 18 Zmanim Earliest tallistefillin Sunrise Latest Shema M. Av. Gra Plag haminchah Candle Lighting 846 am 922 am 329 pm 410 pm 602 am 700 am CALENDAR ANYBODY THERE Continued from Front Cover Vegetative patientspeople who, due to disease or accident, are unresponsive to stimuliare considered by many to be less than truly alive. Last year, though, a group of European scientists employed something

INVISIBLE JEWS Continued from Front Cover ish community prioritizes and takes collective action to confront the major challenges of Jews throughout the world. Our greatest strength in the Federations movement has been our willingness to envision a better world and our ability to work together as a global people to accomplish big goals, said Kathy Manning, chair of the JFNA board of trustees. Hearing about the energy and good will generated by the General Assembly, and their expected impact not o

letters to THE EDITOR More Dialogue About Torah And Science Dear Editor, One would expect an article titled Genesis Allegory or Fact November 25 to engage the reader in a meaningful discussion of Creation. Instead, writer Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow subjects us to a noholdsbarred attack on those who believe that there are allegorical elements to the story of Creation and that the Talmudic Sages were capable of making scientific errors. More specifically, the piece is a weakly argued, thinly disguised a

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 23 tion of other elements of a womans physiology is inaccurate. Such an approach does not bring honor to Torah. Worse, it may distance those who seek Torah and yet are aware of scientific truths. I have spoken to several prominent rabbanim who have agreed that there are scientific errors in the Talmud. While I shall not name them, lest they suffer public denigration for telling the truth, I will note that one of them was relied upon heavily in matters of

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from Page 24 physicality to Hashem e.g., the hand of Hashem it is not, chas vshalom, to be taken literally. Is it possible that the author misunderstood Rabbi Meiselman Jeffrey Geizhals Kew Gardens Rabbi Sebrow responds Thank you for your interest in my article. Rabbi Meiselman posits that the Rambam in Moreh Nevuchim simply means that there are additional facts in the Story of the Creation not mentioned explicitly in the Torah. Yet the Torahs account remains lite

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Officials From Ukraine And U.S. Tour Shomron In a groundbreaking visit by a member of parliament of an important European state, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Ukraine Kokhan Tymofii toured Jewish communities of the Shomron as the guest of the head of the Shomron Council. The minister was escorted by a delegation of CEOs of government offices in Ukraine for a comprehensive tour of the settlements, industry, and agriculture in the Shomron. They were accompanied by staff of the Shomron Internat

ANYBODY THERE Continued from Page 21 diagnosis of irreversible cessation of all brain function, which modern medicine and secular law consider sufficient to permit the harvesting of organs before removal of lifesupport. In the eyes of halacha, can such a patient, whose heart is still beating, in fact be considered a warm corpse Some rabbis say yes. But many of the most prominent halachic authorities, including Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, ztl, and yibodel lechaim, Rav Yosef Elyashiv, disagree. Le

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Shomron Continued from Page 28 and the Green Line area only 15 kilometers wide, in an area dominated by the Samarian and Binyamin ridges. In the Barkan industrial zone, Rep. Clemmons met with Yehuda Cohen, CEO of the Lipsky factory, and met with both Jews and Arabs working together in the industrial zone. At the ceremony at which the Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Mr. Clemmons, Mesika said, Today you have seen the flourishing Barkan industrial zone. Right in the Yesha communities,

Flags Over Warsaw Ghetto Karen Rubinnewsphotosfeatures.com On Thanksgiving eve, Ambassador Moshe Arens spoke about his new book of the untold story of the Warsaw Ghetto to an enthusiastic audience at the Great Neck Synagogue. Professor Arens has served as Israels ambassador to the U.S., foreign minister, and minister of defense. The event was cosponsored by the Jewish Political Education Foundation. LR Rabbi Dale Polakoff, rav of the shul Hillel Milun, mens club president Milton Mitzner, presid

OUR ALIYAH CHRONICLE By Shmuel Katz Tuition Crisis, You Say Earlier this week, a neighbor posted a request for help A friend who is considering aliyah wanted to speak with families who came with tweens and teens, to hear their thoughts about coming with older kids. She got a variety of responses to the request, ranging from Tell them not to come no matter what to It has been great for my kids. There are, sadly, many examples of families for whom aliyah has been disastrous for the children, just

her science prerequisites after taking a comprehensive fourday course and placement exam in September. Her Hebrew is excellentso much so that she has an Israeli roommate. She loves the learning and is very excited to come home and share all her knowledge with her siblings. She is the youngest in her class some of the students are in their 40s and has loved the entire experience, so far. It bears repeating. My kids go to public school. I pay supplemental tuition of a few hundred dollars each mon

Wilks Hearing Center Enriching Lives Through CuttingEdge Technology BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER Estimates indicate that between 10 and 15 of the population has some sort of hearing loss. Often, because an individual adjusts to his reduced ability to hear, the difficulty goes unnoticed and untreated. Unable to pick up some sounds and small, brief conversational cues, the hearing loss sufferer begins to alter his personality and outlook. More damaging still, these lapses may be interpreted as signs

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Work Ethic BY RABBI MEIR ORLIAN BUSINESS HALACHA INSTITUTE Adam worked as a salesman from 9 to 5, but was having trouble making ends meet. One of the nearby stores needs extra staff for the latenight shift, from 8 p.m. till 1230 a.m., Adam said to his wife. What do you say Its not going to be easy for the family, and youll be tired, his wife responded, but we could really use the additional money. Adam decided to accept the night position. After a full days work, he had supper and headed out

thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Another Testing Scandal Why didnt anyone warn me that with every passing year I would be spending more and more time paying attention to my health Thank goodness, I feel fine and I look reasonably good for my age. Yet I act responsibly by going for annual checkupsand my reward for that is that, all too often, I get sent for further testing. If I skipped the yearly doctors visits, that couldnt happen. I saw a dermatologist for a rash and got stuck havin

THATS THE WAY IT IS Continued from Page 39 Of course he doesnt have troublehe doesnt take the shot But I did. And 48 hours later I felt as if Id been hit by a truck. Every muscle and joint in my body ached, my temperature went to 100, and I had the chills. True, all of this lasted only four days, but they were four of the longest days of my life. And now I know that it wasnt just my first dose, it was also my last. If my doctor thinks hes giving me another Boniva injection, hell have to hire Dic

Identity Crisis From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ. No, you did not miss it amongst all the Welcome back, Gourmet Glatt ads last week. I really did not have an article in last weeks paper. I wanted to write but my schedule got the best of me and I found myself with too much work and not enough time. I had procrastinated on Sunday and Monday and had set time aside on Tuesday to author last weeks article. But a thief had other plans, and I spent most of Tuesday and Wednesd

MINDBIZ By Esther Mann, LCSW Dear Esther, I am literally the middle sister in my family, in every which way. Think of the Story of the Three Bears. Im the one whose bed is just right. My older sister, Penina, is very intense. Very strict with herself and everyone that she knows. Everything has to be done perfectly, with no room for error. I dont know how her just doesnt really take too many things seriously. How she functions in the real world is beyond me. I marvel at the fact that her children

take care of my responsibilities without making everyone around me crazy. Without trying to toot my horn, I do feel that Im pretty healthy in the way that I handle life in general. Obviously, sisters one and three have very little in common. Its like they both showed up from different planets. Its almost like they speak different languages. And its gotten to the point where I think they have both figured out that its best if they spend very little time together, because inevitably its a disaster

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Wilks Hearing Center Continued from Page 36 In a recent interview with the 5TJT, Dr. Wilks discussed his passion for his patients, practice, and profession. R.M.M. Dr. Wilks, what inspired you to become an audiologist S.W. My father started Wilks Hearing Center and I loved it since I was a child. He started the office in 1952, 60 years ago, so we are one of the longest established private audiology practices in the country. I went to college after serving in the army and began working at Mount S

MINDBIZ Continued from Page 43 ilar in nature. In your case, not only is your birth order a consideration, but you seem to be right in the middle of the continuum of personality types, and each of your sisters is at a polar opposite end. Its a tough place that you find yourself, and frankly a tough place for all three of you to be, as relating to one another is so very difficult. But as the most moderate and healthy of the three, you are also the one who is left trying to please and create peace

News From The Hills BY CHANITA TEITZ I love weddings And as much as I love our Ashkenazi weddings, I have come to admire and appreciate the warmth and exuberance of Bukharian weddings. Last week we were guests from both the chossons side and the kallahs side at the Abeaziz and Davidov wedding. For those of you who may not have been to a Bukharian simcha, the abundant and delicious cuisine, the royal velvet embroidered robes worn for the dancing, the trumpets, and the Sephardi music all are forei

News From The Hills Continued from Page 49 I am very proud of my soninlaw, Sam Horowitz, who is a member of Queens Hatzolah, and I cant thank him enough and the rest of his unit who have come out at any time of the day or night within minutes of being called. Years ago I called Hatzolah to take my grandmother to the hospital. My grandmother was understandably frightened, but when they arrived and she saw heimishe young men coming to help her and take her to the hospital, she relaxed and felt con

Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin On A High Did you feed the fish today yet Rochel asked me Thursday morning. Of course I did. Would you like to switch off feeding him every day Nopeyou can do it if you want to. The fish is in Naftalis room. This will forever be called Naftalis room. Naftalis pictures are on the walls, some of his knickknacks are on the dressers and desk, and even a few clothes are still hanging in the closet. I hope Im feeding the fish correctly. I remember when I go

Nava Bald Opens New OT Practice In Lawrence By 5TJT Staff Occupational therapy focuses on functional skills. It helps children develop the underlying foundations needed for play, socialization, learning, and participation in daily living skills. Occupational therapists use meaningful and motivating activities to facilitate the development of sensory processing skills, motorplanning abilities, fine and visualmotor skills, and socialemotional growth. Nava Bald began her OT training in Chicago, aft

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Other Side Of The Bench Continued from Page 41 divorce, had to struggle to reclaim their identities as Jews. Both cases, one here in Nassau County and one in Queens County, revolved around similar fact patterns. One parent, either after the divorce or in the middle of the divorce, unilaterally removed the children from yeshiva and, without the consent of the other parent, enrolled the children in public school. In one case, the parent acted out of pure spite. She simply did not want her children

Nava Bald Continued from Page 52 to climb the developmental and emotional ladder, learn to relate in a meaningful and spontaneous way, and become more flexible in their play ideas. The Floortime approach allows her to help autistic children engage more with people and improve their eye contact and overall level of play. Nava explains, Parents are the most integral part of any therapy program. Working together as a team allows for a comprehensive approach and the most opportunities for carryover

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A Five Towns Simcha Miriam Stern, daughter of Bayla and Harold Stern of Lawrence, celebrated her bat mitzvah at Ateres Nechama Liba Simcha Hall on November 13. Miriam is a student at TAG. Mazal Tov Visit our archive section and find any issue of the 5 Towns Jewish Times online www.5TJT.com Remember that article Photo by Naomi Cohe n of Glamorous Pics 5 TOWNS JEWISH TIMES December 2, 2011 61

THE DISH By Elke Probkevitz Southern Comfort Anyone who is from the South knows what a real Southern breakfast is all about. Its a hearty meal that will keep you full for hours. Whether you are from the South and want some downhome cooking or just want to experience the comfort of a good Southern meal, here is what a Southern breakfast consists of. Grits. Grits are made from finely ground corn. They are made by adding one part grits to 23 parts water, and simmered until the liquid is absorbed

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow When Less Is Too Much One individual confided to me that he had in his possession a stone from the Kotel. His tale is that archaeologists were excavating near the Kotel. During the dig, many stone fragments were uncovered. However, the archaeologists were only interested in the large pieces of stone. My friend was free to take the smaller ones. There is no concrete proof, so to speak, that these stones came from the Kotel or other Har HaBayis walls, but

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 63 Beis HaMikdash had less kedushah, it couldnt lose its sanctity. He says that this is similar to the reasoning found in our Gemara. Sometimes, it is more difficult for items that have less sanctity to become nonsacred than items with greater sanctity. Independent of the above logic, Rav Moshe writes that the above Rashi would not be a basis to permit use of a Kotel stone, for two reasons. The first The Gemara is only discussing gold and silver items that w

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Agudah Convention Recap The Danger On The Desk And In The Pocket BY SARAH PASCAL Thousands of Jews participated in the 89th national convention of Agudath Israel of America, held this year November 2427 in New Jersey. The Thursdaynight plenary session confronted the unprecedented challenges of modern technology. Rabbi Elya Brudny, maggid shiur, Mirrer Yeshiva, discussed the difficult times that Klal Yisrael is currently facing we are confronted with unprecedented tragedies. While we used to hear

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insights on THE TORAH Vayeitzei Problems Sleeping BY RABBI YITZCHOK FRANKEL AGUDATH ISRAEL OF THE FIVE TOWNS Yaakov awoke from his sleep and said, Indeed, Hashem is in this place, and I did not know. He feared and said, How awesome is this place It is none other than the House of Gd, and this is the gate of heaven. Bereishis 281617 I did not knowFor had I known, I would not have slept in a holy place like this. Rashi, ad loc. It seems as if Yaakov Avinu innocently went to sleep after nightfall

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 70 Dirshu Announces Daf HaYomi BHalacha Shiurim Earlier this year, Rav Chaim Kanievsky, shlita, was asked a question by the hanhalah of Dirshu. Many thousands of people are currently learning daf hayomi bhalacha daily and being tested monthly on the information. What is the best way to ensure that they will remember and retain large amounts of material complete with hundreds of halachos and thousands of details Rav Chaim gave profound insight into how o

opportunities for independent study. Parents and students were treated to tours of DRSs beautiful building and campus, and got a chance to experience what occurs in a DRS classroom. The student fair held in DRSs gym gave visiting eighth graders a chance to get a taste of all of the many extracurricular activities that go on in DRS, including a sample of the cooking and karate clubs, a shootout contest with the schools most talented hockey and basketball stars, and a bowl of chulent and kugel at

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 73 because it is a chesed without receiving a thank you. This particular cemetery houses kevarim for Jewish people who had no family or were not able to afford a burial. The sophomores helped clean up all of the dead leaves and broken branches that were on the lying on the ground, and assorted garbage. There were also many matzaivos, headstones, that were toppled and needed to be fixed, which took teamwork by a few boys, as they were extremely heavy. Eve

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 74 shiur at Landers College, built on Rabbi Friedmans comments by adding, My father oftentimes said that one dollar could make the difference between a kiddush Hashem and a chillul. He then shared some of his fathers insights in hilchos talmud Torah. The Talmud and the poskim make it clear that two people can share in the mitzvah of talmud Torah, even if only one is learning, as long as the other provides material support. The question is, he asked, why

Excerpts of a letter written for the occasion by Rav Yosef Soloveichik, who resides in Yerushalayim, were also read. My fathers unique and deep aspiration for tzedek and chesed were integrated into all of his Torah. His chiddushei Torah in Gemara and halachah were not just an expression of a sophisticated system of abstract conceptual thinking. They were also an expression of a deep searching for Godliness in this world through the medium of righteousness and compassion. My fathers Torah emanate

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 81 The hakaras hatov award was presented to Rabbi Yitzchok Schreiber, an early talmid and a decadeslong yedid of Rav Scheinberg and Yeshiva Torah Ore, who has helped the yeshiva immeasurably. Assistant mashgiach Rav Abba Orbach, shlita, recounted his arrival at the yeshiva as a bachur nearly 25 years ago and the permeating warmth that led him to call it home. Rav Orbach has built upon his years in Torah Ore and has transmitted the teachings and feelings

FatherSon Breakfast Program At MAY Last Thursday, as America was celebrating Thanksgiving, Mesivta Ateres Yaakov was once again running one of its innovative programs. Taking advantage of the holiday recess, Ateres Yaakov invited all their students, fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and cousins to its annual FatherSon Breakfast. The more than 300 people who attended the program were treated to a from the delectable spread, the audience was treated to an inspiring program, which included a siyum, d

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 83 ketball challenge . . . all of these are activities that were part and parcel of an exciting and educational experience on Sunday, November 13. More than 250 prospective parents and students attended the Mesivta Ateres Yaakov Open House Program and were warmly greeted by the MAY hanhalah, its talented and dedicated faculty, and scores of smiling student volunteers. In the yeshivas beautiful facilities, located in the heart of the Five Towns, the days

a water bottle, using a mixture of flour, salt, water, and oil. Students then created their own special purple lava out of vinegar, baking soda, dish detergent, and food coloring. The result was a volcanic re The goal of the experiment was to introduce students to chemistry in a fun way that gave them a handson experience and showed them how cool science is, explained Ms. Rode. Based on all the oohs and of Nassau County partnered with the Kohelet Foundation to offer an innovative Torah learnin

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 85 Dough For Donuts By Elie Klein Believe it or not, I am at it again. I am once again raising thousands for Jewish charities and causes around the globe . . . by eating donuts. What started as a gentlemens bet two years ago regarding which one of my neighbors could eat more sufganiyot between Rosh Chodesh Kislev and the end of Chanukah Some of the selection available for community members at the JCCs kosher food pantry. gogues and area supermarkets. T

Agudah Convention Continued from Page 67 the kedushah of Klal Yisrael, said Rabbi Schorr, they have destroyed families, and they have destroyed the Shabbos. How can we be mechanech a bachur who has an iPhone full of movies he asked. And it doesnt only touch bachurim. There is no age discrimination the yeitzer hara attacks everyone across the board. is an embarrassment to have the internet and BlackBerrys. Bnei Torah are embarrassed to walk around with a phone that is not a kosher phone. Why can

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Agudah Convention Continued from Page 88 a little bit. Well have to forgo certain bargains and deals. We have to weigh the benefits against the losses. That is how a Yid lives. The mashgiach added that we should have a simchah in this misiras nefesh, because we are saving ourselves and the future generations. I want to mention something which is going to be considered a bit controversial, said the mashgiach. The Gadol Hador Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky gave out a psak He made a statement that possessin

Technology Awareness Group hotline, 2672951954, which answers questions regarding technology, both practical and chinuch related. Joining our Gedolim in this war against technology is undoubtedly a tremendous challenge. The attendees recognized this challenge, yet were inspired and equipped to follow the Gedolim in their rallying cry of mi laHashem eilai. Stressing Fidelity To Daas Torah BY BORUCH SHUBERT The keynote session, entitled Taking Stock at Year 100The Timely Message and Timeless Miss

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Agudah Convention Continued from Page 91 that have befallen the frum community over the past year and called for everyone to make a cheshbon hanefesh regarding their daily personal behavior. Citing an example of two people sitting in the front seat of a carone the driver and the other a passengerthe Rebbe said the ultimate question in life is whether the materialistic focus of our body or the spiritual aspirations of our soul takes the lead over our actions. If the neshamah drives the individual

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