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See Pages 35 See Page 9 See Page 56 Serving Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island 1.00 WWW.5TJT.COM VOL. 16 NO. 27 15 ADAR II 5776 MARCH 25, 2016 FROM THE EDITOR

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LUACH March 23 April 2 July 1July 9 ZIP Code 11516 13 Adar II Taanis Wednesday, March 23 Taanis Esther Selichos, Machatzis HaShekel Evening Megillah Reading Zmanim Dawn Midday Earliest Minchah Fast

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover The large number of people incarcerated in the United States is an issue in the campaign for the presidency. Jewish prisoners make up a tiny fraction of the

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 12 to serve as the catalyst to begin the new groups activities. Over the last 40 years, Aleph has provided hope for the future to those who would otherwise be langu

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 14 Jews in jail for kosher food where it is not otherwise available. Katz says that Aleph has purchased over 100 pairs of tefillin to fill requests from inmates and

been made possible by pooling our ingenuity, technology, and resources. This week marks the 33rd anniversary of President Reagans March 23, 1983 speech announcing the Strategic Defense Initiative. Whi

SHURAT HADIN Continued from Front Cover public relations. A geographically diverse yet focused group of more than 50 attorneys attended from the U.S., Israel, Germany, Italy, South Africa, and Ecuador

PURIM PRESS SERVICE Continued from Front Cover candidate for president of the United States. More than anything else, however, in the spirit of Purim, we recently learned that he loves, loves, loves T

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PURIM PRESS SERVICE Continued from Page 19 all, who would have ever thought that Olympic champion Bruce Jenner would have done what he did It just looks like anything is possible. If we are going to g

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover machatzis hashekel, it could be considered as a donation to the Beis HaMikdash. That would be problematic, as it would sanctify the funds and forbid their u

Kosher Estate Planning A Conversation With Jonathan Rikoon BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER In response to repeated requests from Agudath Israel of West Lawrence, of which he is an active member, Jonathan Ri

Kosher Estate Planning Continued from Page 25 sequences of inadequate estate planning can be enormous the tax imposed at the death of a wealthy New York resident is roughly 50 of the estate. Planning

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Kosher Estate Planning Continued from Page 26 from a secular and a Jewish perspective to make sure that your affairs are in order. RMM What happens to ones property and to his healthcare decisions whe

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Kosher Estate Planning Continued from Page 30 can be humbling. Its a challenge to keep up with a rapidly changing legal and tax landscape, with some of the changes dependent on an ever more uncertain

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Question I am a youngatheart divorced gentleman in my early sixties. I make a good living and everyone tells me how good I look. I take care of myself, eat right no junk food, and go to the gym almost

men, you still hold on to the same attractions of the past. And that is why you cannot fathom dating a woman close to your own age. There may be other reasons why you yearn for a much younger spouse.

Hundreds Of Survivors Attend KHEC Exhibition In Williamsburg On Monday, March 7, the Kleinman Holocaust Education Center KHEC curated an exhibit featuring pieces from its extensive collection of Holoc

Mrs. Paula Weiss viewing her survivor identification papers at the exhibition show for this wonderful annual event for seniors, we never expected we would get an entire exhibition. The artifacts that

Fake It Till You Make It Its the month of Adar, and the chag of Purim is right around the corner. We are supposed to experience joy its a mitzvah. But how can one be commanded to be joyous I cannot an

Simcha Checklist Palace Party Edition BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER So youre having a party at your palace. Mazal tov Its not every day you have a party at the palace Well, it is every day for a year, techni

watching her talk on the phone all day. I was clearly not her priority . . . although I had made her my priority. How should I have handled this How would you have handled this Feeling Neglected Dear

Simcha Checklist Continued from Page 40 to toss around Hey Do you want to get throne out of here Speech Table chart Ask caterer if liquor is extra Talk to caterer about allergies and vegetarian op

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Exchanges Only, No Returns We try to impart the idea behind mishloach manos to our children the idea is to give gifts of food to increase friendship. Often,

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DAF YOMI INSIGHTS Continued from Page 42 You certainly may not use that halachic trick to fulfill mishloach manos. However, the child will not relent. OK, I will give my friend mishloach manos and eve

RAV NIMAN Continued from Page 45 my opportunity to be a beis midrash bachur in the yeshiva today. For this I will always be grateful. Ariel Darrison A rebbe can have a powerful and everlasting impact

Tractate Prohibition People Of The Book Classic Works Of The Jewish Tradition BY DR. HENRY ABRAMSON Reverend Gershon Kiss of Brooklyn captured the spirit of Purim brilliantly in his 1929 Talmudic paro

5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword A Star Wars Purim BY YONI GLATT Across 1. Any part of the Mishkan, today 6. Dr. Seusss Sam 9. Stock unit 14. National competitor 15. Jason Bournes former org

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Kollel Avreichims 21st Annual Dinner 1 People Of The Book Continued from Page 47 that President Wilson is exempted from prohibition ki gavra rabah hu, meaning he is a great man. The author obviously

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thats the WAY IT IS By Hannah Reich Berman Crushed By Sweets Addiction comes in many forms. Some poor souls are addicted to alcohol, others to drugs. Those must be the worst addictions to have. There

Another Mothers Musings By Phyllis J. Lubin Be Happy Mishenichnas Adar marbim bsimchaWhen the month of Adar enters, we will be overflowing with happiness On Rosh Chodesh Adar, the abundance of happin

Remembering Rabbanit Ruth Menashe BY THE WERZBERGER AND MENASHE FAMILIES It is hard to believe that it has been a whole year since the passing of Rabbanit Ruth Menashe Manasseh. Many of us never imagi

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Rabbanit Menashe Continued from Page 54 phone while she was driving. Suddenly, he heard, on his end, someone honking, yelling, and cursing at his mother. He observed that she simply remained silent, a

430 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Mishnah Berurah Rabbi Shmuel Grossman 500 am Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Magid Shiur Rabbi Shmuel Grossman 515 am Y.I. of Woodmere Magid Shiur Rabbi Rafael Fink 530 am Chofet

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ity in Israel, courtesy of my former neighbor and current Migdal parent Yehuda Deutsch, who schlepped them here on a visit last November. We then had pancakes and pareve ice cream with sprinkles and c

Remembering David Wichs, ah B Y T H E W E I S S FA M I LY We recently marked the sheloshim of David Wichs, an exceptional young man whose loss is as immeasurable as it was tragic. The details of his s

Our Common Language BY GAVRIEL ARYEH SANDERS Hidden Zip Files In Tanach First up, a little housekeeping Im grateful to SW for emailing me to point out a void in a comment I made in a previous col

DF Yes. In fact, it was while doing some research that I came across an essay by Professor Yehuda Radday from Bar Ilan University. He is an expert on chiasmus in the biblical texts. In his examination

Common Language Continued from Page 63 ogy to unearth it. Baruch Hashem, a lot of work has been done so that the beauty, power, and significance of chiasms are within reach of all Torah learners. GS H

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BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 64 be added to, in accordance with the familys expected budget. The Gemara teaches that in the early times of the Second Temple, when there were fewer people, they

insights on THE TORAH Tzav Staying On Top From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN Command Aharon and his sons. Vayikra 62 Some people are bulldozers. They move mountains, conquer countries, ac

Purim Kiss The Kosher Cook BY MALKIE HIRSCH Ah, memories. Memories of my dear mother making everyone in the family crazy for months before Purim. Its probably why Im as offthecuff about planning Purim

Tuesday. Creamy zucchini soup no cream, delicious salmon thank you, Sharrone Glick, and roasted butternut squash with red onion and zaatar Wednesday postfast. Hearty vegetable soup, lasagna rollups, b

Grilled Cheese Slice Of Life BY EILEEN GOLTZ Its a bit early to start cleaning out the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer for Pesach, but with that megachore in front of me, Ive decided to concentrate

Spread the remaining tablespoon of butter on one side of the remaining pieces of bread and place them, buttered side up, on top of the cheese. Cook for 23 minutes, then, using a spatula, gently flip t

Nine Days In Israel With JWRP The Jewish Womens Renaissance Project JWRP and Israels Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, headed by Minister Naftali Bennett, has launched an unprecedented initiative to provi

Hineni 50 Jubilee Dinner A Night To Remember The evening was billed as a historic tribute to Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, and the hundreds of participants at this past weeks Hineni 50 Jubilee Dinner exp

Hineni dinner Continued from Page 73 ing the nobility of Queen Esther of the Purim story. He related that Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky, ah, had told Rebbetzin Jungreis on one of her visits to Bnei Bra

Thats A Lotta Challah PHOTO COURTESY OF COLIVE.COM A few years ago, when we heard that Osama bin Laden had been killed, I sent an article to Arutz Sheva. That article garnered a lot of criticism becau

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 75 Chaiour nation has survived and no Haman can ever annihilate us. Past Events R Yaniv Meirov Lecture on the Secrets to Happiness. By Natan Alper. On Saturda

exclaimed, Everyone described the black dot on the paper . . . but not one person described the largest portion of the paperthe white part Sometimes, we get distracted and focus excessively on the neg

HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 24 himself but does not tell others to do so, because of hefsed merubah, a large loss. He explained that he is from the older generation that viewed even 15 as a h

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The Perfect Season The DRS Wildcats completed their magical season with a 6334 victory over Flatbush in the MYHSAL championship game. Led by MVP captain Gabriel Leifers 16 points, DRS played a complet

Kaminsky Introduces Education Reforms Assemblyman Kaminsky unveiled major legislation to fix the damage done to New York schools by Common Core. Parents, students, education who do not wish to takeor

It is unbelievable that after over 70 years, and with everything that has happened to the Jewish people, unfortunately not much has changed in 2016. They still hate us, Hikind said in response to anti

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Rock Simcha At HANC High School The spirit of Adar is permeating the air at HANC High School. Disciplined contestants spelled or misspelled the words as the amateurs were disqual

Shabbat shopping. The students are looking forward to a restful Shabbos, and then a full day of activities on Sunday. The guest speaker and the team Shalva marathon tapped into the devotion to Eretz Y

Unrestricted Access From The Other Side Of The Bench BY DAVID J. SEIDEMANN, ESQ . Almost 25 years ago, I entered a courtroom as a lawyer for the first time. I was working for a small law firm in New J

At Least 34 Dead In Brussels Attacks Belgiums Jewish Schools Locked Down Jewish schools and other institutions in Antwerp and Brussels went into lockdown following attacks in Belgium that killed at le

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 91 the United States, and works from this series are in the permanent collections of Yad Vashem Art Museum, Israel U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington,

Rambams Epic Adar II Chagigah Thanks to a spirited davening led Rabbi Singer and the Harmonides, Rosh Chodesh Adar II was a gala affair that left everyone inspired and breathless There were Carvel fly

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 93 in between kept the women dancing. Everybody singing Purim songs was the cream on the hamentaschen cle course and combo ride with bounce house. The eighth

including approximately 40 in Sanaa, where they live in a closed compound adjacent to the U.S. Embassy and enjoy the protection of Yemeni authorities. They have chosen to remain in the country without

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