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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 L

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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

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 indefini

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 vi

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

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How could Rachel have permitted herself to collaborate with her father in tricking Yaakov into marrying her sister What was the special quality of the prayers of Rachel and Chanah Bottom Line Marketi

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 c

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 Solovei

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 g

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

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 any

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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 Crea

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 an

Inspired. For Life. December 11, 2011 Ateres Avrohom H Brooklyn, NY Hall Anniversary Tribute Dinner Guest of Honor Alumnus of the Year Rabbi Mrs. Ab Goldenberg Abi Rabbi Mosheh Twersky abbi

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

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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 remo

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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 C

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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

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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

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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 beco

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 you

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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 a

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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 fac

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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 V

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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 nea

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 diffic

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AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 68 That is exactly the way the children and their families feel about the illness they are facing every single day of the year. Except on Chanukah. Chanukah i

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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 thousand

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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 affor

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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 kiddus

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 al

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

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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 2

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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

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