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WORLD NEWSBRIEFS Trump, Clinton to Address 2016 AIPAC Conference Arutz Sheva Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee AIPAC conference l

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WORLD NEWSBRIEFS CONTINUED FROM P. 4 Boehner has offered a Plan B before, in the context of debate in late 2012 over the fiscal cliff as the Bush tax cuts expired. His caucus rejected the plan. Rub

Friends dont let friends drink irresponsibly on Purim. GUA R A N T E E O F T H E C H A SA M S O F E R Whoever learns Torah on Purim night between the reading of the megillah at night and reading of

EDITORIAL Showing Our Respect for the U.S.Israel Relationship Several years ago, the lower level of the Walter Washington Convention Center in our nations capital displayed, in vivid props and models

OPED Purim Balancing Partying and Priorities By Mark Staum, LCSW The holiday of Purim celebrates one of the happiest times in Jewish History. With the destruction of the first Beit Hamikdash and all

TORAH MUSINGS Is Esther True By Rabbi Gil Student The holiday of Purim celebrates the story told in the biblical book of Esther. Yet, as we read the Megillah, some people ask whether the story is his

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WORLDISRAEL NEWS This Is Not Your Bubbes Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society By Abraham H. In parts of Europe, Jews have been warned that wearing anything that identifies them as Jewish means

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WORLDISRAEL NEWS Strain, but No Rift Former Diplomats Weigh In on Current U.S.Israel Relations ment resulted in an unprecedented consensus between Saudi Arabia, Egypt, JorIf one would characterize th

Please Join Us for an Evening of Womens Communal Tefilla Lech Knos kol ha yehudim Go assemble all the Jews Megilla Esther t Regain the freedom of your home Shabbos included. Our ShabbosLift gave

ISRAEL NEWS PreIDF Academy Bike Trek to Be Held in May Bet Els PreIDF Preparatory Academy announces its first annual bike trekthe Israel Cadet Trek 2016 The Bike Trek, open t

COMMUNITY NEWS Benaroya Sephardic Center to Mark Shloshim of Rabbi Yaacov Cohen zl CONTINUED FROM P. 1 My fathers passion to connect to Hakadosh Boruch hu was through tefillah and zmirah, Rav Cohens

COMMUNITY NEWS Shabbat Chazanut Returns to Young Israel of Teaneck Netanel Hershtik and Hampton Synagogue Choir to Lead Services By Sara Kosowsky Gross The Young Israel of Teaneck YIOT will host the

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COMMUNITY NEWS Proposed Teaneck Budget Aims to Lower Property Tax Nobody is advocating in the quest to raise reve not sufficient, and therefore he believes the to eliminate necessary sernues is the d

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COMMUNITY NEWS Jew in the City to Host Fourth Annual AllStars Party Jew in the Citys Fourth Annual Orthodox Jewish AllStars Premiere Party will honor an astonishingly accomplished and diverse group

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BERGEN NEWSBRIEFS Second Annual PrePesach Joint Learning Program to Be Held at Beth Sholom On Shabbat, April 2, at 345 p.m., two Teaneck synagogues, Congregation Rinat Yisrael and Congregation Beth Sh

BERGEN NEWSBRIEFS CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE The goal of the project is to ensure that individuals facing infertility do not feel alone and excluded during the approaching Passover holiday, a time

COMMUNITY NEWS PROJECT S.A.R.A.H. Stop Abusive Relationships at Home Sheryl Intrator Urman to Curate Jewish Federation Partnership2gether Art Show Sheryl Intrator Urman, a past winner and curator of

COMMUNITY NEWS A Letter to Bonei Olam By Seth and Hindy Poupko Galena Our lives really were online. We had detailed our daughters battle with a rare genetic disease and a bone marrow transplant and s

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ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS JFS of Central NJ to Host Alzheimers Dementia Support Group Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a nonsectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzhei

ESSEX UNION COMMUNITY NEWS Bris Avrohom CoSponsors Annual Russian Shabbaton The seventh annual Russian Shabbaton, A Weekend to Remember, sponsored by Chamah, Lubavitch Youth Organization and Bris Av

ROAD TO ALIYAH Rabbi and Rebbetzin Weinstein Get Ready for Familys Aliyah By Pearl Markovitz When does a young, dynamic family, leading a flourishing Jewish community in Central New Jersey, know that

DAF YOMI WITH RABBI REICHMAN Weekly Roundup Kiddushim 28 By Rabbi Zev Reichman May the learning be a merit leiluy nishmas Menachem Mendel ben Harav Yoel Dovid Balk ah. This week Daf Yomi began Messec

SEPHARDIC CORNER Congregation Shaarei OrahWhere the Rambam Lives Especially on Purim By Rabbi Haim Jachter Many Kehillot in Teaneck pride themselves in their devotion to study of the Rambam. This aut

TEXT INSIGHTS Identifying Achashverosh and Esther in Secular Sources By Mitchell First Until the 19th century, a search in secular sources for a Persian king named Achashverosh would not have been a

A SHABBOS MESSAGE Lessons of Purity By Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler There is a custom that when children first start learning Chumash, they begin with reading the first pasuk of Sefer Vayikra. A number of

ED TECH Cougar Nation Livestreaming RealWorld ProjectBased Learning By Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky, Director of Educational Technology, The Frisch School Its playoff time in Cougar Nation at Yeshivat Frisch

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EDUCATION Medical School in Israel Easier Than You Think By Beth A. Chesir On Tuesday evening, March 1, Dr. Gabriel Farkas, a graduate of both BenGurion Universitys Medical School for International H

EDUCATION New York and New Jersey Day Schools to Partner With Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy Ramat Gan, IsraelFive New York and New Jersey Jewish day schools are currently implementing Lookstein Vi

HUMOR Win, Lose or Tie By Banji Latkin Ganchrow In life, there are winners and losers. That is just the way it is. You learn at a very young age that you learn the rules, play to the best of your abi

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A TEENS PERSPECTIVE A Nuanced Peace Hebrew and Shalom By Oren Oppenheim For as long as I can remember, Ive known at least a little bit of Hebrew, even before I began formally studying it in day schoo

CHESED Registration Open for Ezra Schwartz Memorial 5K to Benefit Rutgers Hillel Center for Israel Engagement Annual Event Scheduled April 10 at Buccleuch Park New BrunswickRegistration and sponsorsh

CHESED Leket Israel Founder Honored With Prestigious Yigal Alon Prize Tel AvivThe nations food bank, Leket Israels, Founder and Chairman Joseph Gitler, was awarded the countrys prestigious Yigal Alon

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NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Leaving the Safety Net By Nina Glick I think that we all felt a sense of nervousness now that we had reached the big day. The day that seemed as though it might never happen h

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DESTINATION KOSHER Keeping Kosher in Cuba By Maxine Dovere James L. Berenthal remembers his yeshiva graduation in Havana with great fondness. He reminiscences about the celebration opening Havanas El

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SPOTLIGHT ISRAEL Riverdales Tamar Jonas Loves the Unity and the DaytoDay Israel By Tzvi SilverJLNJ Israel This months Israel Spotlight interviewee is Tamar Jonas. Tamar takes pride in sounding tough

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BOOKS YU, Koren Publish Ultimate Guide to Yizkor Volume includes essays on memory and meaning by Rabbi Norman Lamm with translation by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Yeshiva University announced today that it

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BUSINESS Massive 2016 JBiz Expo Launched at VIP Anniversary Celebration of Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce By Shimmy Blum Once you were a few short minutes off Exit 114 on the Garden State Parkwa

PURIM PREP Leket Israel Offers Unique Purim Greeting Opportunity Raanana, IsraelPurim is coming, and in addition to reading the Book of Esther, dressing in costumes and eating a sumptuous meal, Purim

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SCHOOLS FreezeFest 2016 Frisch Junior Class Trip to Quebec, Canada Is a Frozen Success The temperatures were freezing and the hours on the bus were many, but nary a complaint was heard because Frisch

SCHOOLS Yavneh Academy Students Experience the Opera Noam Third Graders Show Off Their SITE Fair Inventions Yavneh sixth graders and members of the lunchtime Opera Club attended the final dress reh

SCHOOLS BCHSJS Students Explore Jewish Topics on Recent Shabbaton Students at the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies had an inspiring Shabbaton weekend at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring,

SCHOOLS Noam Fifth Grade Girls Bake Shai Gross Shares Personal Hamantashen at Morahs Home Account of Operation Thunderbolt With MTA By Rami Nordicht On Wednesday March 9, the entire Yeshiva Universit

SCHOOLS The JKHA choir performed in New York City as part of Hagigah Ivrit, Celebration of the Hebrew Language in Metropolitan New York. The choir was accompanied by JKHA student musicians. The Hebre

SCHOOLS JEC Second Graders Celebrate Rae Kushner Yeshiva High Birkat HaShachar Initiative School Students Win Prestigious Scholastic Writing Awards Fortytwo Students from RKYHS Place on Top in Celebr

SPORTS RYNJ Jaguars Girls Basketball Cap Perfect Season With Championship Win By Avigayil Kahn and Aliza Rothberg After an undefeated season, the RYNJ Lady Jaguars are the new champions of the Metrop

SPORTS SARACHECK TOURNAMENT Late 3Pointer Sends TABC Basketball Storm to Tier I Quarterfinals By Jack Ganchrow, Macslive A Gavi Smith 3 with just under 3 seconds left in overtime propelled TABC to a

SPORTS Frisch JV Basketball Advances to Championships The Frisch junior varsity basketball team is headed to the championships. On March 20, the JV Cougars will play SAR for the third time this year,

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR TEANECK WOMENS TEFILLAH CELEBRATES PURIM Teaneck Womens Tefillah TWT is holding their annual reading of Megillat Esther on Purim night, Wed. March 23rd, starting promptly at 8 pm. F

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