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Dear Friends,

Over the last several years the Feiga Pia Gown Gemach has provided

gowns for women and children of our community for more than 600

weddings. The gemach has an inventory of over 400 dresses, with a wide range of sizes, colors and styles.

Although we do not charge any rental fees other then an inexpensive cleaning charge, we request a voluntary contribution from our patrons

to maintain the gemach. To date, very few patrons have contributed to

this wonderful service. To those who have contributed, we are very

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contributors. If you have been a beneficiary of the dresses we provide, you surely know how important this service is. We would greatly appreciate it if community members would be willing to help us with a

contribution or, perhaps, can solicit a donation for us, so that we can continue to operate for the benefit of the community.

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Links to the Vaad

Rabbi Doniel Neustadt Halachah Hotline 248-559-5005 x100 Rabbi Beryl Broyde Kashruth Product Helpline 248-559-5005 x103 cor@cordetroit.com www.cordetroit.com

DETROIT KASHRUS UPDATES AND CLARIFICATIONS

by Rabbi Doniel Neustadt, Yoshev Rosh, Vaad Harabbonim

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Which local meat caterers are under or not the Rabbi of your shul or institution is Vaad supervision and are 100% assuming responsibility for the kashrus of the reliable? food served in his building, ask him to clarify it for you. There are five local caterers which are supervised by the Vaad. All of them are Does Harvard Row Kosher Meat Glatt kosher and Mehadrin. They are: Chef Market in West Bloomfield enjoy Cari Kosher Catering, owned by Mrs. Cari Vaad certification? Rosenblum (exclusively Pas Yisroel); Epic It does, but at a lower standard of Kosher Caterers, managed by Mr. Sholom kashrus than other establishments Shomer (exclusively Pas Yisroel); Jewel Kosher under supervision. Harvard Row Kosher Caterers, owned by R. Avi Rubin (exclusively Meat Market, which sells kosher meat only, is Pas Yisroel); Kosher Dish Cuisine, owned by designated as a non-Glatt and non-Mehadrin Mr. Paul Wertz; Sodexo Kosher Catering, kosher butcher shop. If your kashrus standards supervised by Mr. Yaakov (Jeff) Rosenberg. are to use only Glatt and Mehadrin meat then Some, but not necessarily all, of their products Harvard Row Kosher Meat Market may not are Yoshon as well. be the place for you. If you are unsure of what Does the Vaad assume responsibility your kosher standards are, please consult your for the various Kiddushim being Rabbi for guidance. [Some of the food sold at celebrated on Shabbos mornings in the Shuls, Harvard Row before Pesach is not Kosher for Kollelim or Yeshivos in our city? Passover, even if it is being marketed and sold as part of the “Passover menu.�] Many people assume, incorrectly, that the Vaad supervises these simchos. Does the Vaad require its establishments With few exceptions, unless one of the aforeto serve only Bishul Yisroel tuna fish? mentioned caterers is catering the simchah, No, it does not. The Vaad follows the almost all of Kiddushim are prepared by opinion of the poskim that Bishul Yisrael shul members, family members or by party and Mashgiach Temidi are not required for planners and are not supervised by the Vaad or tuna fish. Unless you make a special request, by any other formal kashrus agency. Generally, the tuna served in Vaad establishments may but not always, the Rabbi of the Shul or not be Bishul Yisroel. institution assumes responsibility, or delegates another person to assume responsibility, for Is One Stop Kosher Market under the kashrus of the food being served in his Vaad supervision? building. This holds true for Seudah Shlishis Only specific departments within and many other functions that take place in One Stop are under strict Vaad Shuls around town. If you are not sure whether

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supervision. The meat department (Superior Kosher Meats), fresh bakery department, repackaged candy department (with Vaad symbol only) and delicatessen department are under supervision. When it will be ready, the pizza shop will be under supervision as well. All other packaged products must be checked for the proper hechsher, as the Vaad does not assume responsibility for that.

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Vaad kosher guidance. The difference between kosher supervision and kosher guidance is as follows: Supervision means that we assume full responsibility for all kashrus matters at the facility that we are supervising. Guidance means that we guide the establishments as to which products to buy and how to run and operate a kosher kitchen. We do not, however, assume responsibility for the entire operation, since we do not employ a fulltime mashgiach at the facility. [Camp Butzel is available for groups under strict kosher supervision by special arrangements only. Call our office for details.]

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11:15 AM Shidduch Study Group

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10:15 AM Dr. Helene Shapero

Young Israel of Oak Park

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6:45 PM Mrs. Shira Smiles (video)

Mrs. Seema Selmar

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8:00 PM Rabbi Shaul Engelsberg

Partners In Torah Study Hall

Monday

11:00 PM Mrs. Basya Fishman

Topic Chizuk Tefila Parsha Hashkafa

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Megilas Esther

Monday

8:15 PM Rabbi N. Lauer

Mrs. Devorah Rich

Yechezkel

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8:15 PM Mrs. Chanie Schwab

Mrs. Chanie Schwab

Yeshayahu

Tuesday

1:30 PM Rabbi M. Cohen

Young Israel of OakPark

9:10 PM Rabbi Dov Loketch

Tuesday

Parsha

Yeshivah Beth Yehudah

Tefilah

Wednesday

10:30 AM Rabbi N. Lauer

Rabbi N.Lauer

Tehilim

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11:30 AM Mrs. Chanie Schwab

Mrs. Chanie Schwab

Shmuel II

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7:30 PM Rotating

Mrs. Loretta Blumenfeld

Parsha

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8:30 PM Rabbi Doniel Neustadt

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Shoftim

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Mrs. Rochie Polter

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The Tenth of Teves

Another Beginning of a Different End BY RABBI PINCHAS WINSTON

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uring the First Temple period, right before its destruction (3338/423 BCE), Nubuchadnetzer began a siege of Jerusalem that would end in the devastation of the Temple and Jerusalem herself, and the exile of the remainder of the Jewish nation into Babylonia. The day that siege began was the tenth day of Teves. In the minds of many Jews today, the Temple holds little importance. Many unaffilliated Jews may not even know that the Jewish people once had temples, or of the importance they held in their eyes. Even for Jews who uphold Torah in its entirety, the Temple barely seems to be missing; Jews seem to be surviving quite nicely without it. True, there have been pogroms, and worse, a Holocaust. But even in Temple times we were not free of enemy attack. The Temple itself, twice, could not withstand evil empires and fell to destruction at the hands of disbelievers and scoffers! What could the Temple possibly offer us if it were here today? What are we missing without it? I once heard Rabbi Ya’akov Weinberg, shlita (Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Israel, Baltimore), speak in Jerusalem on another of the five yearly fast days, the Seventeenth of Tammuz, which mourns the day the enemy broke through the walls of Jerusalem during Roman times. He was trying to impress upon us how spiritually insensitive the Jewish world had become over the centuries to the loss of the Temple. He asked us to imagine talking to a blind person who claimed that he lacked nothing in life, having compensated for his handicap. Who in their mind wouldn’t be thinking: “Wonderful! It is great that you have learned to live without eyesight, as you should. But how can you think for one moment that eyesight is so trivial a part of daily life that one need not even feel its loss? Have you ever seen the deep red of a rose, or the profound orange of a sunset? Have you seen the soul on the face of another person, or even you own? There is so much you will never be able to appreciate because you can’t see it! Compensate yes, but not appreciate the lack? No, that is not correct.” Without the Temple we are spiritually crippled. The Talmud writes: Since the Temple was destroyed, the Gates 40

of Prayer have been closed ... and a metal wall intercedes between the Jewish people and their Father in heaven ... (Brochos 32b) Even more has happened, but this statement sums up the net result: inability to relate to G-d. Western thought has resulted in agnostism, not because intellectually, they have called the existence of G-d into question. Rather, belief in G-d, and therefore morality and personal greatness, is on shaky ground because, without a Temple, a wall exists between us and Ultimate Truth. Without a Temple, Jewish unity is impossible; without a Temple, our prayers bounce back off of an “iron curtain.” The Tenth of Teves, and the other fast days like it that culminate in Tisha B’Av, a 24-hour fast on the day of the destruction itself, comes to make us realize that, as much as we have compensated for our spiritual loss, still, we are lame. As much as we have been able to make a life for ourselves in exile, still, we are stuck and immersed in exile. As much as we live with some form of peace of mind and an apparent happiness and joy, really, it is an illusion. For, if we had ever tasted the true joy of having a Temple, every other joy would pale next to it. This is what King David wrote: “A song of ascents. When G-d will return the captivity of Tzion, we will be like dreamers. Then,” and only then, “will our mouths be filled with laughter and our tongue with glad song ... Those who sow in tears will reap in glad song. He who carries the measure of seeds walks along weeping, but will return in joy, a carrier of sheaves.” (Tehillim 126) May our generation merit to become the “carrier of sheaves.” Reprinted with permission www.torah.org. COMMUNITY LINKS

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Rita and the staff of Unique Kosher Carryout would like to thank the community for their patronage and support over the past thirty years. Unique Kosher Carryout will be closing this month and wishes the whole community many years of sharing in Nachas and Simchas together. Quality Kosher Catering is proud and honored to announce that we will be opening a new operation in place of Unique Kosher Carryout and we look forward to thrilling your taste buds for many years to come.

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