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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Front Cover A large percentage would say, the fish fork. Some, however, would say, the salad fork. The question can be characterized as a simple yardstick to determine

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HALACHIC MUSINGS Continued from Page 6 fish with milk because of the danger involved. This is not on account of halachah, because the Mishnah in Chullin 103b clearly states that all meats are forbidde

ALIYAH CHRONICLE Continued from Front Cover his dream he had goals and dreams of his own that included living in the U.S.A. We felt that he was entitled to his dreams and we did everything within our

BAGEL STORE Continued from Front Cover passed away on the sixth day of Chanukah in 1989. The odd thing is how my mind can speedily race from one aspect of our intersecting lives together to others in

ill and is presently hospitalized in Brooklyn. As Chanukah approached a few days ago, I could not help but recall all those years that I stood over my menorah and watched four wicks flicker, which sig

The Double Tragedy Of Soviet Jewry An Assessment Upon The Vergelis Visit BY NISON GORDON, ZL TRANSLATED BY P. SAMUELS The following is a translation of an article by Nison Gordon, ah, which appeared

the realm of the Yevseken Jewish Communists. At that time, when religious Jews were shot or exiled, and Jewish schools, synagogues, and mikvaos were shut, todays yellers and screamers were ominously s

FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Front Cover flame in every menorah remind us all of the profound miracles in our own lives, he offered. And may the light of hope we shed continue to drive out darkness

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FROM THE EDITOR Continued from Page 18 to know that the concept of two states is a dead letter, but that does not mean he cannot leave Israel with the challenge of putting out some diplomatic fires th

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OTHER SIDE OF THE BENCH Continued from Page 20 Democrats and Republicans alike feel betrayed by Obama, who blindsided his own party members. He is on his way out of town. They are not, and they will p

U.S. And Israeli Leaders Trade Barbs Over UN Resolution BY KAREN MCDONOUGH U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry slammed the Israeli government over settlement building, warning that the twostate solutio

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Kaminsky Attends JCC Chanukah Party UN Resolution Continued from Page 23 is located in occupied Palestinian land, and encourages boycotts and sanctions against Israel. The resolution was first introd

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Advice From YidParenting Time To Daven BY RABBI YITZIE ROSS Q. Many weeks ago, you wrote an article about davening in shul, which I thoroughly enjoyed. However, going to shul is not the issue in my ho

YidParenting Continued from Page 33 Although Im sure that every mother wishes she had the time to daven, we all know that free time is hard to come by for any mother, and a Jewish mother has a lot mor

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Talk To Your Family About Your Estate Plan The Wealth Counselor B Y M I C H A E L P. R A P P S Many of us labor for a lifetime to build up our assets and fight for causes that matter to us. Few things

Tips For A Successful EstatePlanning Family Meeting When you hold your family meeting, a bit of awkwardness is to be expected at firstafter all, no one in your family presumably is eager to discuss wh

Dear Esther, My wife, Evelyn, is a total downer. Always has been. When I married her eight years ago, I saw her as a kind of sad, beautiful woman whom I could rescue from all her pain. She seemed to c

everyone who knows her, you should go for help yourself. Its possible for you to learn skills to help you cope better and also help you decide what you want your life to look like moving forward. You

THATS THE WAY IT IS Continued from Page 39 There was a lone exception to those 3 price tags, and my folks saved what they thought was the best for last. On the final night of Chanukah I was presented

Im Right On The Block BY MORDECHAI SCHMUTTER Today I have great news for all you parents out there who have kids who are into Lego and who may have recently made some serious mistakes as far as presen

On The Block Continued from Page 41 not during autumn, and red hides in . . . volcanoes Where is the yellow ninja trying to hide The sun I dont know why theres a yellow ninja. Their skin is already

Question Im the mother of a boy in shidduchim. My son is tall, handsome, and in school for a profession. There are not too many boys like him in this day and age. We are a nice family, and everyone kn

DATING FORUM Continued from Page 43 nity to meet someone who could have become their spouse. Some singles have reported that when they inadvertently met someone they previously rejected based on their

BUSINESS WEEKLY By Rabbi Meir Orlian Incinerated Coupons Kalman Cooper was a coupon collector. When the weekly store brochures arrived, he would clip the coupons of any product he occasionally bought

BUSINESS HALACHA Continued from Page 45 raises this possibility, but concludes that one who burns another persons loan document is legally liable, answered Rabbi Dayan. According to many Rishonim it f

insights on THE TORAH Mikeitz Of Shepherds And Statesmen From Where I Stand BY RABBI YOSSY GOLDMAN And they did not recognize him. Bereishis 428 Is isolationism the only way to live as faithful Je

Behind The Limud HaTorah Renaissance BY YOSEF SOSNOW Rabbanim have a unique perspective, and as a result of their exposure to Yidden from all walks of life, they can often notice trends in the communi

insights on THE TORAH Haftarah Companion Shabbos Chanukah BY RABBI MENDEL DUBOV The prophet Zechariah was one of the last biblical prophets along with Chaggai and Malachi. Living at the time when a gr

HAFTARAH COMPANION Continued from Page 49 as described firsthand by Zechariah requires some initial background. The Scorched Priest A common ill in the days of prophecy was the phenomenon of false pr

The angel is at first surprised that Zechariah does not understand, but then he explains Zerubavel was one of the leaders of the Jewish people at the time, and in particular had led the effort to rebu

Tzohar HaLev Continued from Page 51 illusions. The technique, coupled with the expressive artistry of dance, mime, and acrobatics of the performers, is able to create remarkable spectacles. A key prin

real estate mortgage financing By Anessa V. Cohen An Abomination My first reaction after hearing of the U.S. abstention in the Security Council at the UN on Friday was What a stab in the heart from

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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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5 T J T P u z z l e P a g e Crossword 2016 In Review BY YONI GLATT Across 1. AntiSemite Dahl whose The BFG flopped in 2016 6. Do bankers work 10. Grown acorns 14. Where Elijah and his ancestors wan

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The Miracle Of Light It is not often that Chanukah and Christmas fall out during the same week. The joyous celebrations can be felt in our homes and around our community regardless of ones faith. Cent

sweet and softspoken. She attended church weekly. She especially loved music, dancing, and socializing. I was fortunate to have met her early on, before her illness progressed, and I genuinely admired

MOTHERS MUSINGS Continued from Page 61 My son is forever young Last week, I noticed that Uncle Moishy was coming to town in honor of Chanukah. My son is an avid Uncle Moishy fan. He knows all of his s

need for Israeli security. Why, then, did he order the U.S. to abstain on a resolution which puts Israel in danger as well as into global isolation My husband answered this question by saying that Isr

NEWS FROM THE HILLS Continued from Page 63 themselves with all 12 pesukim were called to the podium to lead the crowd. All eyes were then glued to a spectacular show by a master firejuggler. Rabbi Shm

Shulamith School News The Scent of Mashiach. The Shulamith gym was filled with the wonderful aroma of faux ketoret on Thursday, December 22, as students in grades 38 made the berachah of Borei Minei B

Shulamith News Continued from Page 65 classmates in Shulamith on a chesed trip. Our first stop was to Bobbies Place, a unique chesed clothing store, which gives free clothing to families experiencing

Levi Eshkol Museum And Gardens Now Open On December 20, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, and Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin joined the leadership of Yad Levi Eshkol

LEVI ESHKOL Continued from Page 67 zations newly appointed CEO Iris Hann, and the two remaining members of Levis Eshkols government, former Supreme Court chief justice Meir Shamgar and former minister

Bikur Cholim volunteers Esther Feigenbaum, Tzippy David, and Marilyn Wolowitz with honorees Chaya and Sidney Lipstein and Elanit Lipstein spiritual, which we are often unaware of. Rav Noach Weinberg,

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 69 Rochel passed away erev Rosh Hashanah in 2012, but not before creating the Chanukah toy drive, allowing our local kids to feel like a million dollars. Four

Tamar Scharf, Rocky Stern, and Lily Weichholz. Thankyou for all the time, effort, and genuine happiness that you put into the toy drive. Hundreds of kids received wonderful gifts, and its all due to t

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 71 numerous student functions, including mishmar dinners, special activities, raffles, schoolwide trips, competitions, and tournaments. This years G.O. has b

be treated for smoke inhalation. Both officers are in stable condition. Armed Robbery. Thursday, December 22, at about 11 p.m., a male robbed the Sunoco gas station located on Rockaway Turnpike. The g

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 73 Gan Chameshs Illuminating Chanukah Experience As part of the Chanukah festivities, the young students in Gan ChameshChabads earlychildhood centervisited a

participate, giving them the opportunity to experience the unique and creative classes and programming available at SKA. The delightful gift pack and special SKA cookies given out at the close HANC S

AROUND THE FIVE TOWNS Continued from Page 75 Students spread Chanukah cheer through song and dance and conversing with the survivors. Committee member Tyler Spiro shared the Chanu kah story with all

Beri Weber Celebrating A True Artist BY ROCHELLE MARUCH MILLER They came, they sang, they celebrated in an exhilarating display of unity. At the recent Beri Live Concert, held at Mulcahys Pub and Conc

Beri Weber Continued from Page 77 album seven years ago however, with the release of his latest album and his unprecedented performance at Beri Live he has evolved into a master artist who has become

Flatbush The Maimonides Tournament Champs What a game. With a fourth quarter that is sure to be remembered as a classic among tournament finals, the Flatbush Falcons outlasted the Maimonides MCats by

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 79 and effort this event would not have been possible. More than basketball, this event was about building connections across the larger AmericanJewish world. With th

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SPORTS CENTER Continued from Page 81 ual matches were brutal and strenuous, and by the end of the close match, SAR took the win. Although the loss was diffi The next day, they traveled to Ramaz, and

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Community News Continued from Page 84 Whats New With FDU New yeshiva and seminary programs for Spring 2017. By Ira Jaskoll, Director The Fairleigh Dickinson University Yeshiva Seminary Program has b

Community News Continued from Page 87 Fridaynight seudah, which was enhanced with wonderful zemiros, divrei Torah, and great food. Following dinner, students headed to the beis midrash for an hour of

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5T Resident Marks Milestone Birthday With Charitable Gift BY SANDY ELLER It was a night to remember on Wednesday, December 21, as friends and supporters of the Womens League Community Residences gatha

Womens League Continued from Page 95 tally disabled child with the type of care he deserved in a community setting. Within years, Mrs. Warman had opened two more homes to meet the growing demand from

Lisa Lesser, Ailene Brownstein, and Rebbetzin Faigie Horowitz position as the agencys director of operations. There is a sense of family here and unbelievable feeling of camaraderie and caring. Our m

DAF YOMI INSIGHTS By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Who Knows Eight I am taking a brief Chanukah vacation from the daf yomithemed articles. There is a famous question known as the Beis Yosefs kasha. During the

instituted that Chanukah should be eight days. 22. The miracle on the first day was that they found a jug of oil with a hechsher that everyone would accept. Just kidding. 23. It is interesting to note

letters to THE EDITOR Questions To Ponder Dear Editor, I would like to commend Rabbis Cohen and Ginzberg for addressing a growing problem headon Fortifying Our Future, December 23 instead of sweeping

by Israels enemies, but to invite and excuse Arab violence against Jews and Israeland, to boot, to warn Israel that it had better watch out how it responds to Arab attack. David R. Zukerman Obamas Tr

Lighting Up The Night Across The World Photos by JDN and others Chanukah with Rav Chaim Wosner, gaavad of Zichron Meir 1 the Munkacs kehillah 2 Rav Moshe Wolfson, rav of Emunas Yisroel 3 HaGaon Rav Ch

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A Good Friend Walks In . . . When BY MICHELLE GRUBER While waiting for my weekly hour of math tutoring to begin in tenth grade, I recall seeing an embroidered pillow in my math tutors home. It read, A

berachah. My friend said that her mother didnt know what to say to this woman. Yet another friend told me that when she was sitting shivah for her father, she overheard a woman in the community tell h

A Good Friend Continued from Page 105 where. He felt forgotten. She said that it got so bad that her father moved to Florida, where he befriended a group of widowers. Now her father is bowling, playin

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