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CONNECTING TO TISHA B’AV // Through thoughts of the past, present and future
YEARNING FOR THE GEULAH // Express it through ahavas Yisroel
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WE ARE MOURNING It bothers me when I hear people hung up on the details of the Nine Days, kvetching about its various halachos, and trying to find halachic loopholes so they can bathe, wash laundry or get away with the aspects they find inconvenient. Please remember what this time period is all about and what we are mourning! Focus on the tzaar haShechina, not on making yourself comfortable! When sitting shiva for a loved one, r”l, would one try to get a heter to make himself comfortable or to find joy in the week? We have to approach this time of mourning in the same manner, focusing on a loss so deep, that thoughts of convenience, of comfort, of lavish dairy meals and of even music will find no place at this sad time of year. May we be zoche to the rebuilding of the Bais Hamikdash, and may this time of mourning be reversed to a time of real joy. M.R.
POST-POOL WEAR It is wonderful that our women and girls are taking advantage of local pools during the hot summer months. I know you take great pains to ensure that there is a suitable mechitzah around the pool when you’re using it. Please don’t downgrade your level of tznius when you’re out of it. Kindly take a few minutes to get decently dressed before heading home so as to preserve your dignity and the kedusha of our town. Pool owners, it would be extremely appropriate for you to post a sign stating “Pool users, please do not leave our premises without proper dress,” or something to that effect. A gezunten zimmer, A Reader
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RE: WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS (ISSUE #106) Dear Drenched, I am really very sorry that you got soaked while waiting for your child’s bus in a heavy rainstorm. I was actually driving one morning while it was pouring, and I really felt bad for all of the water-logged pedestrians like yourself. But your letter actually made me laugh out loud. Do you really expect drivers to “veer away” when we see you? That is very dangerous. Imagine a driver being so courteous that every time she sees a person on the curb she veers away. She would look drunk, and would also likely cause a car accident. There are enough things to keep an eye out for during a heavy downpour, especially in the mornings with little children on the streets. Obviously if you’re waiting on a large, quiet street, then a driver who doesn’t veer away is most likely thinking “target practice.” But if I’m driving on Route 306, for example, please understand you’re going to get drenched. And honestly, yes, I’m sorry about it. An Apologetic Driver
Dear Surfing, Your letter had me cracking up! I really love the humor you injected into your letter, even though I was the one who was drenched… I totally understand your point about driving safely through the streets, and the one about potholes, etc. I just wanted to clarify: I live on a quiet street and the particular car that drenched me had the full two-way street to himself at the moment I was soaked. There were no oncoming cars and there was a huge puddle near the sidewalk. (Thank you O&R for that lovely gift you left behind…) It was entirely feasible for that specific driver to veer away. All I ask is that drivers do their best to be considerate. Once Drenched, Now Dry
RE: PEDESTRIAN SAFETY (ISSUE #106) I was deeply pained by R. Niederman’s letter. As a good friend of the family involved in the Route 59 accident, I was completely taken aback at the lack of sensitivity in giving pedestrian safety instructions while the wound is so fresh and everyone is oozing with pain. This is not the first time in which I’ve experience young mothers being criticized discriminately. Where is your compassion? Where is your understanding? Do you really think that you, from the comfort of your air-conditioned car, are more concerned for the safety of the baby in the stroller than his mother who cares for him devotedly throughout the day and night? Do you really think she uses him as a traffic sensor? Are you truly concerned about their safety? Why hasn’t it occurred to you to stop unhurriedly, and gladly, and let the family safely cross the road? These Yiddishe mothers waiting to cross the road with their children are deserving of utmost respect. They should be admired, looked upon with awe, and mostly, helped instead of criticized. Young mothers, your work is inspiring. And only a young mother like me knows how very concerned you really are about the safety of your children. Another Broken Friend
The proposed idea of a sidewalk for pedestrian safety on Route 59 east of Route 306/Main Street, Monsey may be a good idea, but only if everyone uses it and doesn’t try to cross the street in middle of the block, right in front of oncoming vehicles. There is a beautiful new sidewalk along Forshay Road, but this week alone
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I passed two yeshiva boys strolling on the opposite side of the road, not utilizing the sidewalk! For years now there has been a sidewalk on College Road between Highview Road and Route 59. Yet almost every week there are grown men and yeshiva boys walking on the opposite side of the road on a narrow shoulder, even at night without reflectors! It is time all parents, yeshivos and shuls help educate their people. They must use available sidewalks, cross safely and always wear reflective walking strips at night. Those on bicycles should have mounted lights and certainly wear reflectors at night. I do not want to be responsible for accidentally hitting someone. A Concerned Driver
RE: THE RACKET UPSTAIRS (ISSUE #102) In response to the upstairs/downstairs neighbors discussion, I want to mention something I once heard from a wise woman: There are those who hear, but don’t hear, who see, but don’t see. And there are those who don’t hear, but hear, who don’t see, but see. So, dear neighbors, without mitigating the need for proper soundproofing let’s choose to hear and not hear, see and not see. And both we — and our neighbors — will gain. A Downstairs Neighbor
When I first became an upstairs neighbor many years ago, my downstairs neighbor asked me to install carpeting in my apartment. Besides for this request being excessive, I have a dust allergy and carpeting was out of the question. But there are a number of inexpensive things upstairs neighbors can do to be more neighborly and considerate of their downstairs neighbors, and also benefit by having increased sound privacy. 1. Make generous use of area rugs. Area rugs can be inexpensive and don’t need installation. Plus, they add beauty to a home. Put down runners in your hallways where little feet run. A large colorful rug can really brighten up a playroom and dull the sounds of toys falling, and in addition your children will benefit from its cushioned tumbling surface. Shag rugs in bedrooms and living rooms will absorb noise, footsteps, and children jumping off beds and couches. A cushioned rug pad (placed underneath a rug to keep it from slipping) adds an additional layer of sound absorption. Another benefit is that your floors will be protected from wear and tear and their finish will last longer. 2. Use felt pads on chair and table feet and other
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moveable furniture to keep it from scraping when moved, and rubber pads on furniture that is not meant to be moved. Not only will your downstairs neighbors be grateful, your floors will be too. 3. Use soft door stops and soft door closers (these are inexpensive and easily available at hardware stores) if door slamming is an issue in your home. 4. If possible, use “soft” furniture like bean bag chairs and foam couches in kids’ rooms, for children who like to plop or jump around on furniture. Put felt pads on hi-risers or use a trundle. I’ve heard people say that beds being pulled out late at night over their sleeping children’s’ heads is one of the sounds that bother them most. S.Y. Berger
Dear Downstairs Neighbor, We are, baruch Hashem, a large family trying our best to keep the noise level to a minimum. I want to let you know that we can hear you, too, through the pipes and walls. I hesitated if I should share with you that I am privy to your arguments, running and jumping around and door-slamming, and I think this is the right opportunity to do so. Your Upstairs Neighbor
AN OPEN LETTER TO RETAILERS I try not to shop at the malls and department stores, because I don’t want to be exposed to the lack of tznius there, but lately I’m seeing no better in the heimishe stores! Retailers, no matter whom you hire, they must be dressed modestly. Each store owner has an achrayus not to expose Yiddishe kids and women to immodest sights that will forever remain in their minds. I also want to tell the customers that it always helps when you request something. I’ve had it on more than one occasion that I pointed out to shopkeepers the lack of tznius of their hired help, and they agreed with me and changed the guidelines in their store. Say it in a nice way, and your awareness will effect change. Thank you. A Monsey Shopper EDITOR’S BULLETIN: We’ve received feedback from several readers that upon visiting Borough Park in Waldwick, NJ there was a clearly marked sign stating that the park is “for residents only.” We would like to make you aware that the locals do not appreciate when nonresidents visit the park. We’ve received a similar report from a visitor to Finch Park in Ramsey, NJ.
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Becoming Weigh Smarter Compassion and Self-Care: Questions and Answers THERE HAS BEEN A FAIR AMOUNT of activity going on in the last two weeks. I’m referring to people calling and emailing me with questions relating to self-care and compassion. In response to this, I would like to share a few questions and answers and give you some clarity.
Q. I’ve been struggling with my weight for quite some time. Basically, I am a yo-yo dieter, gaining and losing the same 25 pounds over and over again. I’m pretty much fed up with the whole situation, so how can I stop feeling angry and frustrated about where I’m at? How can I transform those feelings into compassion? A. This a a great question, and one I’ve been asked multiple times. This is a troubling pattern for many of you. First, notice that you have thoughts and feelings of anger and frustration. Although some of you may wonder who could possibly care about your thoughts and feelings, I’d like to emphasize that I hear you and I understand where you’re coming from. And that’s exactly my point. When it comes to our emotions, it doesn’t matter whether they’re “valid” or not — if you’re experiencing any type of negative thought or feeling, there are two options. You can allow yourself to get all hyped up by your emotions. You can tell yourself that you will never lose weight and maintain it because you simply don’t have the self-control to do so, and then you can lose yourself in the thrashing feelings of a heavy heart, tightness in your throat or even burning anger in your chest. My take on this is that you should allow yourself to feel and
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You can either follow your emotions and thoughts by being extremely hard on yourself and becoming very rigid in your food plan, or you can break free from those negative thoughts and feelings and start to feel compassion for yourself.
think what comes naturally to you, since it’s the way you react to those thoughts and feelings that matter. Your reaction, in fact, will make or break your weight-loss goals. The second option is to overcome the negative cycle and react to your feelings in a positive way. You can either follow your emotions and thoughts by being extremely hard on yourself and becoming very rigid in your food plan — and end up overeating all that junk again — or, you can break free from those negative thoughts and feelings and start to feel compassion for yourself. This will allow you to break the cycle and find a solution to all the craziness.
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) This technique is so powerful that it’s definitely worth practicing. The effects are truly wonderful. In short, ACT teaches you to be aware of any negative thoughts, feelings and emotions — like guilt, sadness, cravings and anger — by simply monitoring those feelings and realizing that they can’t hurt you unless you choose to react to them in a negative way. It’s easier said than done, but I can guarantee that with a regular ACT practice throughout the day, your life will never be the same! Q. How can I be happy if I have so much weight to lose and I continuously sabotage my own hard work? A. I really like this
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question because it touches on a common theme that so many of us experience. I feel it needs to be given greater importance, so today, I will share a few beliefs that many of have, and continue with more ideas next week.
The Happiness Trap You’re supposed to feel happy all
the time, right? Well, that’s not really possible. In fact, it’s a common belief that is simply inaccurate, misleading and not representative of mortal human beings. This brings us to the next problem, which is that if you feel you should always be happy, and you’re not, you may feel like something is wrong with you or that you’re defective in some way. You
may criticize yourself or feel weak. And as discussed, that’s where ACT therapy comes in. It’s based on a totally different assumption — the assumption that we must accept what comes our way and react in a productive manner that will take us closer to our goals. Stay tuned for more information on changing your outlook next week.
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The Nine Days
and Tisha B’Av By Malka Schneps
PARENTS UNDERSTAND THE whirlwind of contradictory feelings that deep, powerful love can generate. On the one hand, you want to hold on to your children forever, to keep them in your loving embrace and never let go — but on the other hand, you do not wish them to remain babies forever. Ultimately, we yearn to see our children grow up and establish their own homes, yet this will cause us the pain of loss borne of love, ultimately nullifying our own identities as their nurturers. The Nine Days and Tisha B’Av are a time of contradictory feelings borne of love. The Gemara in Bava Basra 60b states, “Whoever mourns the destruction of Yerushalayim will be zocheh to see its rejoicing.” Surely tzaddikim mourn the Beis HaMikdash and yearn to see its rebuilding. And yet, the Gemara in Sukkah 52a states that in the future, Hashem will shecht the yetzer hara in the presence of both the tzaddikim and the reshaim, and both will cry. The Maharsha and R’ Yaakov Emden suggest that the tzaddikim will cry because they will no longer have the ability to earn their own Olam Haba by overcoming the yetzer hara. How can it be that tzaddikim yearn for the very thing that will lead them to cry over their own loss? It says in Mishlei, “Ner Hashem nishmas adam — The neshamah of man is a candle of Hashem.” (Mishlei 20:27) The Tanya, in Perek 19, explains that our neshamos are like the flame of a candle that always flickers upward. The candle’s flame yearns to escape the wick and unite with its source above even though it doing so would end its own existence, as it would no longer give forth light below, and its light would be nullified within the brightness of its source above. Likewise, the Tanya explains, the neshama yearns to leave the body and become one with Hashem, even though its identity would be completely nullified in the process. Why should the neshama seek to leave the body and unite with its Source if this would mean nullification? There is no rational explanation for this desire — it results from the neshama’s essential nature by which it is drawn to its Source with a longing beyond comprehension. The Tanya explains that this longing of the neshama to be united with its Source is the “hidden love” we inherited from the Avos.
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The longing that the tzaddikim feel — and that we strive to feel — is a selfless longing rooted in deep love. The ahavas Hashem of tzaddikim leads them to feel the pain of the Shechina in galus. They want to see the Bais Hamikdash rebuilt because they want Hashem’s light to be revealed in this world, even if this would take away from their own ability to earn Olam Haba through their own efforts. This seems to be the answer to the original question of why tzaddikim yearn for the geulah even though they themselves will suffer a loss. Their love for Hashem is true and selfless, beyond their own personal desires, but in line with their truest, deepest desire: to come close to Hashem — so close as to become one with Him to the point of self-nullification. At this time of year, we are enjoined to mourn the loss of the Bais HaMikdash. It can be difficult to mourn the loss of the Bais HaMikdash when we have never experienced having one. The Bais HaMikdash made it possible for us to come closer to Hashem. Perhaps if we focus on our desire to come close to Hashem by building our ahavas Hashem, we can then better mourn the loss of the Bais HaMikdash. The Zohar teaches that Hashem, the Torah and Klal Yisrael cannot be separated. If we want to strengthen our ahavas Hashem, we can work on strengthening our ahavas Yisrael and our ahavas haTorah. Indeed, in his first public address as Rebbe in the year 5711, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, ztz”l, began by stating that ahavas Hashem, ahavas haTorah and ahavas Yisroel are all one, and cannot be separated. The Rebbe concluded, “The galus was due to the opposite of ahavas Yisrael, and through ahavas Yisrael we will merit the final Redemption speedily in our days.” It can be challenging to feel true, deep mourning for the Bais HaMikdash because we have never experienced it firsthand. It might be easier to work on our ahavas Hashem, as we experience Hashem’s relationship with us at all times. But easiest of all may very well be to work on our ahavas Yisrael, for we are one people, and opportunities to express our love for one another surround us each and every day. In the zechus of our ahavas Yisrael, may the Bais Hamikdash be rebuilt speedily in our days.
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EVERY YEAR, as Tisha B’Av draws closer, I can feel a change in my mood. The world always starts to look a bit darker and to feel a bit scarier. I often ask myself what could have changed, seemingly overnight, to cause me to feel this heightened sense of anxiety. In general, I try not to be exposed to negative news. It’s just an emotional road I’d rather not go down. In the current world we live in, I would have hoped that stories of happy endings and gratitude would be promoted throughout the world, and I truly believe that these types of stories do exist, even on a global level. Instead, we are constantly bombarded with endless narratives that make us hold our family members close and daven harder. Throughout my life I have always been sensitive and this sense of vulnerability becomes more acute leading up to Tisha B’Av. Although not everyone in my community speaks openly about it, I sense that others feel the same way. After three weeks of heightened sensitivity and
awareness of the struggle the worldwide Jewish community faces, I find that every year I reach Tisha B’Av and still have difficulty connecting to the intensity of everything this day represents. This paradox of my heightened awareness paired with my inability to connect to the full extent of mourning on Tisha B’Av has always left me wondering how I, as an individual, and we, as the greater Jewish community, can find a way to truly connect on an intellectual, emotional and spiritual level to Tisha B’Av. I believe that the main mental block I encounter while trying to relate to the intense sadness of the day, is that I try to take in all of the tragedies that the Jewish people have experienced during this time of year at once. When I look at the list of every event that has happened during the Three Weeks, and on Tisha B’Av in particular, my mind becomes too full of questions and I am too overwhelmed to be able to accept the entire list of tragedies. Somehow, the events merely become bullet points on a tally that seems never-ending. Alternatively, I have tried to focus on one major tragedy — the fact that we no longer have a Beis HaMikdash, but that feels so distant and so foreign to the life I live now that it is hard for me to comprehend what we are missing. Over the past few years, I have worked very hard to see Hashem in the little occurrences in my life. When I go to the bank machine and the exact denomination of bills
ABA ServiceS ten about why tragedies have occurred to the Jewish people by Rebbeim and talmidei chachamim that is beyond my understanding. What I do see and understand, though, is what is going on today in our community as a whole and, although it is hard for me to comprehend that our tragedies are connected to our actions as punishments, I can see what division and strife between people has done to us as a nation. We do, Baruch Hashem, have moments of achdus, but our divisions seem to continually plague us on a daily basis. If we could work together to turn the tables and have fleeting moments of division and As I noticed the small moa norm of achdus rather ments in my life where I could than what sometimes feels like the opposite, connect to Hashem, the big perhaps we can stop in its tracks moments also became clearer. history and bring Moshiach. Through the process of understandthere would have been no need ing our part, both historically and for me to go through the process currently, in the tragedies of Tisha of finding Him on a daily basis B’Av, and seeing how we can posithrough bill denominations at a tively affect the outcome of what bank machine. The sheer thought our lives will look like in the future of what it must have felt like to have on Tisha B’Av helps me to connect to Hashem so close — as well as hav- the depth of what Tisha B’Av means ing the opportunity to connect with to me as well as to the entire Jewish Him in the Beis HaMikdash itself community. It may seem strange to — brings me closer to understand- connect to a sad day through looking the true depth of Tisha B’Av on a ing at the positive, but somehow personal level. Suddenly, I have an my sense of what things could be appreciation for what we have lost: like if we as a community can come the easy connection to Hashem felt together through positive means by the Jewish people when the Beis allows me to connect to the tragedy of how our negative actions Hamikdash stood. The second cause of my discon- have led to where we are today. If nection from Tisha B’Av occurs I can spend Tisha B’Av meditating when I try to understand why so on where we were, where we are much has happened to us as a peo- now and where, im yirtze Hashem, we ple. When I take a step back and try can go from here as a nation, I can to comprehend that much of our look at the tragedies in an emotionnation’s undoing has been due to ally and intellectually tangible way our own actions, I again struggle which brings the intensity of what to connect and to feel the depth of we are mourning into focus and mourning on Tisha B’Av. This may allows me to fully connect to Tisha seem counterintuitive, but I don’t B’Av. If every member of the worldconnect to Hashem as a punishing wide Jewish community could find G-d; looking at the history of Tisha their place in the past, present and B’Av with the blame placed squarely future of Tisha B’Av, then perhaps on our own shoulders is too much achdus and Moshiach are closer for me to bear. Much has been writ- than we think. that I need for the day — all $20 bills instead of a single $100 bill — come out of the machine, I say out loud, “Thank you Hashem!” This little act, although it felt strange at first, has slowly allowed me to connect to Hashem on a moment-to-moment basis and to see how much He touches my life in the most seemingly mundane situations. I found that as I noticed the small moments in my life where I could connect to Hashem, the big moments also became clearer. I imagine when we had the Beis Hamikdash, Hashem was so prevalent in our lives that
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Relief on the Way for Spring Valley PD LONG PLAGUED BY OUTDATED and unreliable vehicles, the Spring Valley Police Department will be receiving five new police cars this fall. The village’s board of trustees unanimously approved a $200,000 expenditure for the new cruisers at a meeting held last week. The cars are expected to cost $41,000 each and will supplement the village’s aging fleet of thirteen police cars, many of which have been sidelined because they are in need of repair, reported The Journal News. SVPD police officer and Police Benevolent Associa-
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march Chapter Nineteen By: Chany G. Rosengarten
IN THE END, she didn’t know how to ask for help. She didn’t need help. Because… Bianca. It was Bianca. The tempo inside her made her push her swollen feet into her clogs, don the wraparound apron, button it Henya is ready to help the shtetl, but all the way to the bottom, and pull the mixer out only if Bianca can come live with them. onto the counter. It made sifting the flour — bang bang bang on the wall of the stainless steel sieve — a rhythm, a joy. It made whipping the eggs, until stiff peaks formed and she could turn it upside down and it would still not slide, a delight. The sponge cake came out of the oven with a crusty blanket, and the kokosh cake oozed sugary delight. The hupchokes sat, drying in the oven until they would calcify . Henya mopped the bathrooms. She wrung rags and hung them on the porch rail so they dried in the summer sun. The house smelled of sugar and chocolate and lemon and soap. The floors glistened. The aroma itself could arrest a person’s soul. It was late afternoon, and after spending the day in his playpen, surrounded by inanimates, Faivel was restless with his unengaging toys. She was also done. There was a knotted ball at the base of her neck which, when she moved, protested vehemently. She fed the little boy and changed him into a sailor outfit, but not the one she was saving for tomorrow, when Bianca would arrive. She was excited, truly. A happiness that gurgled and spilled over, and she wanted to share her joy. In It made whipping the eggs, until stiff many ways, she was Lot’s wife, gopeaks formed and she could turn it upside ing door to door, letting her townspeople know she was having guests. down and it would still not slide, a delight But the intention was different. Intention is everything. She was excited. She felt it in the way her carriage rumbled over the dry pebbles and sank into the wet sand, while she puckered her face to unclog it and continue. The sun was raking the lawns outside, small hills casting shadows. She felt it in the breathlessness of running up the stairs to Tilla’s porch. Tilla was there. Again, she knocked the dust from her rugs and swept the porch, appearing busy, checking the winding roads outside out of the corners of her vision. “I see you are happy,” Tilla said.
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“How are you?” She waved Henya we have a welcoming committee?” over. “What do you have in mind?” “Tilla, I have just the thing this So Esther agreed! They had all felt town needs. We need to unite over what Henya felt, those first few days, something.” every day until today, in fact. That “Over what?” loneliness that whipped at the edges “Bianca is coming.” of the soul, drying it into brittle. Wait“All we need in this town is more ing, waiting for a person in whom trouble. Didn’t your husband try to to find home. No longer having the dissuade you? I’m sure he did. Everydistractions of the city to numb the one realizes how bad this friendship emptiness, the nothingness of all the is, except for you,” Tilla said. grief and loss they had endured in “Tilla!” Henya was shocked at the their youngest lives. Most of all, they vehement reaction of her friend. sought to put that grief and loss be“And,” Tilla went on, “the scary hind them, to forget. thing is people will look at you as if “Each woman should get a chance you’re crazy, if you hang around these to support a newcomer. Because we who were here in the wilderness of are all new. And in showing what we types.” “She’s not a type. She doesn’t have grass, trees, washed-out sand and already know to the person who came ocean away from everything they had after us, we settle in.” leprosy. She’s my friend.” “She’s not a friend. Why can’t you known and loved and longed to reShe told this to all of them, even make friends will all the normal peo- member and forget, they should have Blima Malka of whom she was afraid. found an anchor in which to connect She pushed herself to knock on all the ple in this town? Why her?” and talk. “I’m trying to make friends.” doors, not just the ones she already She knocked, tentatively. Esther had experience knocking on. Nobody Tilla was unconvinced. “I have just the cause that is go- opened a crack. For the next woman, protested. ing to unite us all. We’ll make a wel- Henya thought, I’ll bring along of a slice of “Why are you saying it now?” Blicoming commitma Malka wanted to know. tee. We’ll have a “Because I realized that Nshei. Because a it’s And also” — In many ways, she was Lot’s wife, go- sheimportant. home can only be gauged her listener’s home when we face, but decided to go for a ing door to door, letting her townshave room for othnew level of brave, a level of ers. And a town, as sharing herself, despite the people know she was having guests. well.” risk — “because I am pre“But why Bianparing to host a guest. And my fresh cake. Like Tilla did. ca?” from the joy I feel, I know that in giv“Can you come outside?” Henya ing to others what we have received, it “Because Bianca is my first guest. And I like her. She doesn’t push into asked. “I’d like to talk.” makes us own what we have.” Esther opened the door slightly my business, doesn’t tell me what to “Who is your guest?” Blima Malka do. She accepts me. She knows how more, and Henya could see into the asked. woman’s home, polished so it shone, fallible is the human being.” “Bianca.” “Let me know when you have five protected in cushion covers and “Oh. I know her.” spreads so that human imprint could people. I’ll be the sixth,” Tilla said. When Tilla came over to inquire “You’ll always be the first,” Henya not devour its perfection. about how it had gone with Blima “So I was thinking,” Henya Malka, Henya told her, “Inside, we are said. “Remember when you came over to my house? You were the one plunged into her speech, “every wom- all the same. Beneath the walls that an deserves to be welcomed here. we put up — an image of perfection, who drew me out.” She left Tilla’s and continued on, We’ve made such a far journey, from not needing anyone — we all crave Faivel lolling into sleep. The world wherever we came. We all came from the same things: security, acceptance, was beautiful, grass bending in other shtetlach, and for some reason, knowing we are okay.” prayer, deer and bunnies running we all came to rest and rebuild in this “That was what I kept telling you,” one place.” with the appreciation of it all. Tilla said. “But you kept insisting you Esther waited. She walked up to the home with were better.” “I was thinking,” Henya continthe door always closed tight, the winTo be continued... dows drawn like sleeping eyelids. Es- ued, “perhaps we can unite. We can ther. They hadn’t spoken much, aside work together. We can create some- Chany Rosengarten authors columns and for the weather. There was so much thing. An atmosphere. When some- serialized novels in leading publications. they could talk about. As women one comes, a new person, why don’t She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Taking to the Baking
Classic kokosh cake, a delicious old-fashioned treat which consumes many hours in preparation, yet yields ultimate results in taste Most of us have our set way to bake yeast cakes and generally donâ€™t look for new ideas. Nevertheless, we are sometimes up for new challenges and are ready to try something a bit different without compromising old-world flavor. These three choices are for just those moments. Stock up your freezer before the erev yom tov rush and may we be zoche to greet Moshiach while we break the fast on this or another repast. July 26, 2017 / THE MONSEY VIEW / 75 www.themonseyview.com / 845.600.8484
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BLACK AND WHITE SPIRAL The presentation for this two-tone babke is wow, making it elegant enough to serve at a simcha kiddush. WHITE DOUGH
10 cups flour
1 ¼ cup water
1 cup brown sugar
¾ c sugar
3 ½ cups sugar
1 T. vanilla sugar
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 ½ T. coffee
1 ½ cups oil
1 ½ cups warm water
1. Bring to boil in a large pot and cook until dissolved. Shut flame.
3 T. dry yeast
¼ cup apple juice
2 cups cocoa 1 ½ cups oil
3. Divide filling in 8 parts.
9 ½ cups flour ½ cup good-quality cocoa 4 eggs
¾ cup sugar
½ cup flour
1 T. vanilla sugar
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
4 T. oil
1 ½ cups oil
½ tsp. cinnamon, optional
¼ cup apple juice
1. Mix ingredients.
1 ½ cups warm water
Yields 4 babkas
DIRECTIONS: 1. Roll out one white dough to a 13” by 20” rectangle and smear with one part of chocolate mixture. 2. Roll out one chocolate dough to a 13” by 20” rectangle. Place on top of smeared white dough, and spread another chocolate mixture over dough. 3. Cut dough in half lengthwise, and then each half in half lengthwise again. 4. Stack one part over other, until you have a 20-inch-long strip of eight layers. 5. Roll up the entire strip and place in a deep 9-inch pan, danish-style. 6. Repeat with rest of dough, until you have four babkas. 7. Allow to rise for ½ hour.
3 T. dry yeast
DIRECTIONS: 1. Dissolve yeast in warm water with a bit of sugar. 2. Knead with rest of ingredients until soft dough forms. 3. Allow to rise for ½ hour. 4. Divide each dough into four.
8. Brush with egg and sprinkle with streusel on top. 9. I like to bake this cake on 325° for 1 hour and 15–20 minutes so that it gets baked through before it gets burnt.
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1 DOUGH, 1 FILLING = 2 PRESENTATIONS This yeast dough was passed down to me by a friend from her late grandmother’s recipe collection. Her grandmother would faithfully bake kuchen once a week, and there was always a stock of neat, dainty logs in her freezer which she distributed generously to her grandchildren and visitors.
INGREDIENTS: 6 lb. flour 2 oz. fresh yeast or 5 T. dry 6 sticks margarine 4 whole eggs 6 egg yolks 2 cups orange juice 1½ cups sugar 2 tsp. kosher salt 2½ cups warm water
DIRECTIONS: 1. Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water with ½ cup sugar. 2. Combine all ingredients, and knead into soft, smooth dough. 3. Allow to rise for 1 hour.
The addition of egg whites in this filling make for a meringue-like, creamy, rich texture. 3½ cups brown sugar 3½ cups sugar 1¾ cups Dutch cocoa 1½ cups oil ½ cup cornstarch 9 egg whites ⅔ cup water
1. Mix well.
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1 Dough, 1 Filling = 2 Presentations
PULL-APART KOKOSH CAKE Yields 6 loafs For this domino-style loaf, you bake the squares stacked side by side. To serve, pull the pieces apart. Make sure to have enough napkins handy.
DIRECTIONS: 1. Divide dough and filling into 6. 2. Roll out each part into a large rectangle. 3. Spread 1 part of filling over each dough. 4. Cut each into 4 strips, and stack them one atop the other. 5. Cut into squares. 6. Lay them side-by-side in a 3-pound loaf pan, with squares standing erect. 7. Allow to rise for Â˝ hour. 8. Brush with egg wash (You can use the 3 leftovers yolks diluted in a half-cup water) 9. Bake on 350Â° for 45 minutes.
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1 Dough, 1 Filling = 2 Presentations
BAKERY-STYLE KOKOSH STRIPS Yields 16 loaves DIRECTIONS: 1. Divide dough and filling in eight. 2. Roll each out into a rectangle. 3. Spread filling over dough, leaving a 1-inch margin on each side lengthwise. 4. Cut in half lengthwise. 5. Roll up, starting from the center, ending with the empty piece of dough so filling shouldn’t leak. 6. Place logs in a cookie sheet and cut slits, approximately every 1 ½ inches. 7. Bake on 350° for 45 minutes. 8. Remove from oven immediately. 9. Cut a piece of parchment paper and place over pan. 10. Press down with an empty cookie sheet to flatten loaf. 11. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar, if desired.
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WHO ARE THE NAVY SEALS? IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T HEARD yet, the Navy SEALs are the maritime component of the U.S. Special Forces. SEAL stands for SEa, Air and Land — signifying all of the places that SEALs must be comfortable operating. In others words, anywhere a human can go!
The SEALs are known to be the most elite military group in the entire world and very few can pass their training requirements. Here’s a peek inside.
PREPARING FOR BUD/S Joining the Navy SEALs is known to be one of the most arduous processes known to man. Very few who even dare
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to try will make the grade. In fact, only a third of those who sign up for for the SEAL training program, called BUD/S (Basic Underwater and Demolition/SEAL training), will graduate to become a fullfledged SEAL. But this isn’t to say that men don’t try. The opportunity to become a SEAL is open to experienced military personnel and laymen alike, granted they pass the tests issued them. After going through basic physicals to procure a squeaky clean bill of health, those who dream of becoming a SEAL will take the Physical Screening Test (PST) which contains minimum standards for swimming, push-up, curl-up and running abilities. (See sidebar for minimum and encouraged requirements.) In order to reach these standards, many hopefuls will sign up for BUD/S preparatory schools where they will dedicate time to building muscle and getting into the mindset required of a SEAL. A BUD/S prep school focuses on steadily increasing various types of endurance, enabling the applicant to stand a better chance of becom-
ing a SEAL. One of the most common issues that trainees encounter are ankle tightness which can lead to weakness, aches and injury when challenged during real SEAL training. The reason for this is that most people don’t spend time practicing with swim flippers, which is one of the most vital parts of the SEAL uniform kit. SEALs are required to swim in rough conditions in frozen rivers, turbulent seas and over long distances — all of which are hard to accomplish without the right gear. Swim flippers enable SEALs to swim better, faster and longer. Flipper training is just one of the prep exercises for future BUD/S trainees. Prep schools also work on weight lifting, track running, underwater focus skills and more. In the SEAL mindset, slow and steady is the way to go. Every day, muscles are stretched to that day’s max — which won’t be the same as the following day, and certainly won’t be the same as what they’ll endure as a SEAL. It’s all to enable them to better handle the even more challenging BUD/S program.
BUD/S Once an applicant passes the PST it’s off to Coronado, California, home to the BUD/S training program at the Naval Special Warfare Center. It is here that those who
make it through the training will mold their bodies into powerful weapons of war and learn basic seaman skills, hand-to-hand to combat, navigation, raids and prisoner capture, communications, demolition, skydiving and so much more. They’ll also be getting very cozy with the infamous BUD/S logs — wooden beasts that weigh between 180–210 pounds. During training, teams of 6–7 will be formed, groups that will carry those logs together as a team for hours at a time. They’ll do sit-ups together — while holding the logs, swim through the ocean — while holding the logs, and just about anything you can think of — while holding the logs. The purpose of the logs goes far beyond strength training; it teaches the men to work
together as synchronized team, a vital aspect of any well-functioning SEAL unit. SEAL training is conducted in phases. The first phase includes introduction and the infamous Hell Week, the second phase focuses on combat swimming and diving, which transform SEAL trainees into the what is known as “frogmen,” and the third phase focuses on land combat and then combines all if the previously obtained skills.
FIRST PHASE INTRODUCTION Introduction to BUD/S is a doozy. SEAL wannabes get their first taste of the high standards that are required of them at the uniform inspection that takes place right away. Standing ramrod straight, the trainees are inspected head-to-toe by instructors. What may seem to be a perfect uniform to the layman is often met with scorn by those in the know. Even a loose thread on the inside of a pocket or speck of dirt can mean consequences. Those who fail to meet standards are shamed, forced to run on all fours to form a new group in the back of all other trainees. If one dare question why a loose thread is so important, he is met with the answer, “If I can’t trust you with your uniform, how can I trust you with a gun?” A valid point
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indeed. Things just get more intense from that point on. One of the first experiences a new recruit will undergo is a taxing midnight-tomorning physical training that includes non-stop, fast-paced exercises that go on for hours and hours. Not only that, but the trainees do all exercises after being caked with mud and spritzed with water. It is cold, dirty and oh-so intense. But it’s nothing to compare to Hell Week!
choose to forgo the offered sleeping slots altogether in order to avoid the trauma of having to force themselves awake once they’ve fallen into highly desired slumber. This is
pain!): food. With four meals a day and multiple snacks, SEAL trainees know that at least they won’t go hungry despite the torture they experience from constant movement and lack of sleep. And if extreme exhaustion isn’t enough to contend with, utter grime makes the situation even more miserable. Though there are several hygiene stations where soon-to-be (or maybe not!) SEALs can give a quick wash up, it’s a only a matter of moments before they’ll be sent to slog through the mud or jump into the Pacific once again. While many consider Hell Week to be about brute physical ability, SEALs know that it’s really a battle for mental control. They must learn to overpower their bodies with their will, subjugating the whispers of a doubtful mind. During the torturous week, instructors repeatedly
sleep deprivation that even a mother of newborn multiples wouldn’t envy. Throughout the five days of Hell, trainees can be found sleeping while standing or even running, and many times, face-down in a meal. But at least one thing is supplied in abundance (other than
tell the trainees that it’s okay to give up, mimicking the inner voice of socalled reason. They even await those who ring the bell of defeat with donuts and hot coffee, an enticement to see who will give in and who will be able push through the pain of desire. In the world of SEALs, only the mentally strong will succeed. Hell Week is a cold, wet, exhausting and emotional experience
HELL WEEK: The best way to separate the wheat from the chaff. By the third week of Phase 1, potential SEALs are given the challenge of their life: to survive the famed Hell Week. Explosions and wild gunfire open the week in a chaotic breakout reminiscent of camp. For the next five days it will be 20 grueling hours of training per day, with less than four hours of sleep for the entire period, offered in two slots of two hours each on two separate days. Some trainees
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that not everyone is able to endure. Those who do, usually go on to become full-fledged SEALs.
SECOND PHASE In Phase 2, swimming skills are the main focus. Drills start out with learning basic floating, flipper and alignment skills and progress to performing complex underwater operations. Drown proofing is one of the most intense parts of the program, with trainees’ feet and hands being tied prior to their diving into a pool, where they will have to bob for air. The point of the exercise is to train future SEALs to avoid panic when underwater. To further remove the panic reflex, instructors also harass divers in another training, this time after swimmers have been trained in SCUBA. The instructors swim to the trainees and violently flip them around, simulating strong tidal waves and ripping away their oxygen gear. Other times, instructors will remove a diver’s mouthpiece and knot the oxygen cord, requiring the diver to remove his SCUBA pack and untangle his gear before getting that gulp of fresh air — a process which can take several minutes. All of these scenarios may seem cruel to an onlooker, but in truth, they are preparing the trainees for real-life situations that can — and most likely will — occur for a Navy SEAL. During missions, SEALs are often required to carry 60 pounds of gear through dangerous tides, all sorts of terrain, and of course, enemy territory. Better to train hard while home!
SEAL Physical Screening Test There are minimal SEAL contracts given per training session, allowing dreamers the opportunity to train as a SEAL. The minimum PST standards are listed below, but the Navy encourages hopefuls to aim for the recommended standards to increase their chances of landing a contract. Minimum Standards: Swim 500 yards in 12.5 min 50 push-ups in 2 minutes 50 curl-ups in 2 min 10 pull-ups in 2 min 1.5-mile run in 10 min 30 sec
Recommended Standards: Swim 500 yards in 8 min 50 sec 100 push-ups in 2 minutes 100 curl-ups in 2 min 100 20 pull-ups in 2 min 20 1.5-mile run in 8 min 50 sec
THIRD PHASE The culmination of the threeand-a-half week third phase is a training on San Clement Island, California, though it actually starts offshore where SEALs-in-training are sent into the ocean to swim to shore, saddled with 60 pounds of gear. The swim takes roughly 45
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minutes, after which trainees shed their wet gear, hoist up their packs and begin an uphill run to the obstacle course where they will be challenged to crawl under barbed wire, jump from log to log, climb high walls and multi-story wood frames, and balance on rope crossings. All of it with that huge pack on their backs and weaponry dangling from their sides. After that, there’s still no rest for the weary. It’s straight to the target range where wannabe SEALs have to prove that they can still accurately operate their weapons despite mind-numbing fatigue. Once they’ve proved their skill, it’s straight back into the water for another long swim! Once all phases of the six month BUD/S course is complete, those who have persevered and achieved are finally awarded the Navy SEAL Trident, the signet testifying to their hard work and dedication. They are now certified SEALs. Even after graduating, the training continues, molding the now graduated SEALs into the finely tuned weapons of war they’ve dreamed of becoming to protect their country. In total, the average SEAL trains for 2.5 years before deploying on his first mission.
WHAT KIND OF MISSIONS ARE SEALS INVOLVED IN? Those who have trained as SEALs are reserved for the most complex, dangerous and top-secret missions the U.S. government has. While most SEAL missions are classified, and SEALs try very hard to stay out of the limelight for security reasons, certain missions have leaked out, with one of the most famous being the neutralization of terrorist Osama bin Ladin, yemach shemo. The truth is that we’ll probably never know the extent of the SEALs’ activities, but just by looking at their training, we can imagine how intense they must be!
LEARNING FROM THE SEALS Throughout the ages there have always been men of might, dedicated to physically and mentally conditioning themselves for the causes they truly believe in. The Navy SEALs are but one extraordinary glimpse into what it means to be a man of might. Beyond the physical capabilities these special seaman have trained themselves in is the remarkable mental ded ic at ion to their iden-
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tities as Navy SEALs. SEALs who were once ordinary men are now working in perfect tandem, their moves synchronized and harmonized by the millisecond. Every gesture is calculated not only with themselves in mind, but the ultimate good of their team. No SEAL would ever dream of doing something that would throw his unit off, thereby putting them into potential danger. What is good for one, is good for all. Every SEAL knows that their team is collective unit, a breathing organism made up of human parts, of but which they are one cog in the well-oiled machine. Every move of a single member affects the others. Likewise, remarkable is SEAL trainees’ undivided focus on their instructors. Seeing a SEAL unit train is seeing a group of eyes that never waive, intense gazes constantly on their higher ups, their guides. Whether their faces are caked in mud, their bodies are screaming in agony, and their limbs are begging reprieve, SEALs will never lose their focus. There is always too much at stake. We, too, can be men of might by taking these lessons to heart. It is the mental conditioning that we are soldiers of the most elite unit in the world, and that our every interaction with others in our team can spell the difference between life and death that will make us men of might. It is the building of achdus, of working in tandem with our fellow Jews for the greater good. And of course, it is all about never taking our eyes off of our Instructor. May we merit to accomplish the most important mission of all and bring Moshiach speedily through our perfect, synchronized mitzvos.
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GROWING UP IN MONSEY, there was always a buzz about George Washingtonâ€™s presence right in our little hamlet. And these legends are most probably not unfounded, despite lack of hard historical evidence. The cemetery at corner Saddle River Road and West Maple Avenue where Revolutionary veterans, seemingly those who fell in battle, (as well as those who fought in the War of 1812 and in the Civil War) are interred, is but one hint of a war brushing past our neck of the woods. Another clue is the now-filled bunker on Elyon Road (that Viznitz graduates of the 1980s recall exploring), dating back to the war that turned us into a country. The historical home on Corner W. Maple Avenue and Blauvelt Road, where George Washington is said to have spent some time is another whisper of that era. The map on the next page shows the WashingtonRochambeau Revolutionary Route in red and the troop campsites are the triangles. Notice how the route took the troops from Haverstraw and down to Suffern, literally passing through Monsey on the way. So while no hard evidence is in place, the fingers are definitely pointing in our direction. There are plenty of sourced locations near us, though, that were influenced or served as quarters of some sort during the Revolutionary War, which we will be exploring.
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1 Rockland County Courthouse Main Street, New City, NY
Being the highest point on South Mountain (which runs through Pomona and Haverstraw) High Tor served as an important lookout and signal point for the colonists to watch British activities on the Hudson. It was also used as an air raid watch during World War II.
High Tor Mountain
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This site was purchased in 1774. The courthouse was temporarily housed in various places (Coeâ€™s Tavern being one of them), while the construction was delayed by the Revolution, only being completed in 1784. In 1798, when Rockland County was formed, New City became its seat of government. The current courthouse (pictured below) is the third one built on the site.
As the highest peak in western Rockland County, the Torne also served as a lookout point, where soldiers would look out for British ship movement on the Hudson. As legend has it, George Washington lost his watch on this mountain.
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WASHINGTON AND THE HUDSON General Washington recognized the strategic importance of the Hudson in gaining independence. The Continental Army had forts and lookout points at different spots overlooking the Hudson, and focused on gaining and maintaining control. Washington personally spent a third of the Revolutionary War in the Hudson Valley.
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De Wint was George Washington’s temporary headquarters on four separate occasions during the Revolution. It is also the oldest surviving structure in Rockland County. Those of you who read Phoebe and the General as part of your literature course, will recognize the name Samuel Fraunces of Fraunces Tavern fame, who came up from NYC to prepare a dinner that Washington hosted for the British general in the De Wint House as they were negotiating the final withdrawal of British troops in 1783.
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Sneden’s Landing (which is now Palisades) is right past Piermont at the Hudson. The Sneden family operated a ferry at Sneden’s’ Landing along with the Dobbs family, who operated from the opposite shore (Dobbs Ferry) over the Hudson River. Sneden’s Landing and Dobbs Ferry saw considerable activity during the Revolutionary War. In 1775, when Martha Washington rode up to meet George Washington, she used the Sneden’s Ferry to cross the Hudson River.
Sneden’s Ferry Palisades, NY
The Philipse family were loyalists, and their home was used by English general Sir Henry Clinton in 1779. The family was attainted for treason and their manor was confiscated and later auctioned off.
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This stone house was visited by George Washington during the Revolutionary War and it served as a meeting place for local politicians and officials during the Revolution.
Suffern Triangle Suffern, NY
The Sloat House Sloatsburg, NY
In this triangle at Lafayette and Washington Avenues is a Revolutionary cannon in commemoration of the tavern owned by John Suffers at this location, which sheltered many Continental Army officers, including Washington.
In a daring midnight attack on the British, Continental Army troops defeated British troops, who suffered heavy losses in battle. While not one of the major battles in the war, this was an important victory in terms of boosting the morale for the Continental Army and in giving them access to cross the Hudson at a later point.
The Stony Point Battlefield
Stony Point, NY
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10 King’s Ferry Stony Point, NY
West Point Years before the area became known for its military academy, West Point played a crucial role in helping the new United States during the Revolution, by preventing the British from controlling the Hudson. High above the Hudson, overlooking an S-curve just 60 miles north of NYC (which was controlled by the British) Washington referred to West Point as “the most important post in America.” It was fortified in 1778 by professional engineers and stayed in the Continental Army’s control throughout the war.
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Just north of the Stony Point Battlefield was an important river crossing for American troops and supplies during the Revolution. It served an important role in capturing Stony Point from the British in 1779.
Fort Montgomery and nearby Fort Clinton were the scene of a fierce battle for control of the Hudson. The Patriots, who were outnumbered, fought desperately until they were driven out of their forts. The Bear Mountain Bridge was built at this site.
Fort Montgomery Bear Mountain, NY S O U R C E : N Y. G O V
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N O I T U L O V E R REVISITED
This week, we feature three destinations which commemorate parts of the Revolutionary War which took place in Rockland County.
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GEORGE WASHINGTON DEWINT HEADQUARTERS THE HOUSE
20 Livingston Avenue, Tappan, NY 10983
George Washington’s headquarters at four different occasions during the Revolution, The DeWint House, carriage house and surrounding grounds are open to the public to view and explore.
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WEST POINT MUSEUM
Military academy museum with galleries showcasing history of U.S. army, warfare and weapons. There are parades at West Point every spring at specific times, which are very interesting to watch.
2110 New South Post Road, West Point, NY 10996 32 minutes
10:30 am – 4:15 pm
845-938-3590 Free; there may be a parking fee
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STONY POINT STATE PARK
The museum offers exhibits on the Battle of Stony Point and on the lighthouse. Visitors can watch the blacksmith forging items, when he’s on premises. Museum hours: Sunday: 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Stony Point Lighthouse, built in 1826, is the oldest Lighthouse on the Hudson River.
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This park is the site of the Battle of Stony Point, which the Continental Army seized from the British. Transit of Rockland goes here.
44 Battlefield Rd. Stony Point, NY
Free; there may be a parking fee; $3 charge for group tours and special events, reservations required
There are picnic tables available and the grounds are beautiful, overlooking the Hudson. No trash receptacles on site. Carry in/carry out trash site. Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A military camp with demonstrations on 18th Century living Hours: Sundays from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., staffing and weather permitting
Artillery demonstrations and firing of a cannon is presented Sundays at 3:00 p.m., staffing and weather permitting.
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By: Ruchy Reese
Camouflage: stems from the French word camoufler, which means to blind or disguise.
Once upon a time, guns were a game of hit-or-miss at war, with the accuracy of the historic muskets being rather lame. When the rifle was introduced to warfare in the 19th century, things took a drastic turn. All of sudden, targets became much, much easier to hit, causing militaries to invest heavily in camouflage techniques for their combatants. It was during the First World War that military camouflage rapidly evolved. CAMOUFLAGE IN ACTION
There are many different types of camouflage patterns used in military uniforms. Patterns vary according to factors such as the the terrain of deployment, which can be the forest, desert, a snowy landscape, etc.
In 2004 the U.S. Army invested billions of dollars to develop a new camouflage pattern that would conceal soldiers in all sorts of terrain, as well as both by day and night. Yeah. Big flop. Soldiers based in jungle and tropical positions basically became sitting ducks while wearing the Universal Camouflage Pattern, sticking out like a bunch of sore thumbs. The UCP will be completely retired by 2019.
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Camouflage doesnâ€™t just apply to clothing. Face paint can help soldiers avoid infrared sensors.
Even ships, vehicles and weapons can tap into the cover of camo.
Snipers often make use of environmental elements like shrubbery or tree stumps to enhance their cover. NATUREâ€™S CAMO
Hashem created many animals with built-in camouflage as a survival and/or hunting mechanism. Big cats blend well into their surroundings to enable them to sneak up on prey. Here a lion hides in similarlycolored savannah grass. Even his eyes are amber!
This butterfly avoids detection while resting on a tree.
Watch where you step! This horned viper blends right in.
The chameleon is wellknown for his ability to change color according to his surroundings.
Some hares turn brown in the summer to match the dirt and white in the winter to match the snow.
How many deer can you find?
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E PI S ODE # 3
I AM DESPERATE. After several years of dealing with my Nachman’s extreme hyperactivity, we now gratefully started him on medication. And I’m pining for vacation. This is not an oxymoron: the adrenaline that kicks in when things are hard holds you up, but when it’s gone, and you can let your guard down, you may well collapse. Thanks to a caring mentor who walked me through the challenge, I am aware of this and set out to care for myself so I can care for my family. “Staycation,” I declare. I saw this idea featured gaily in the magazines and it seems attractive. “Who says we have to spend money? I can enjoy vacation in our fivestar home!”
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My husband doesn’t object. We agree that shipping out the kids is too complicated, so instead of an intensive two-day hiatus, I’d take a week off of work and housework, and devote the mornings to vacation: reading, walking, taking long baths, davening. I’d spend the afternoon with the kids and enjoy lazy evenings. I’m proud of my plan. It’s economical, simple and effective. On Day One, Nachman wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and has double the amount of energy that I do. By the time the kids leave at 8:30, I am shaking with hunger and fatigue. I head off to bed — and wake up three hours later in my darkened bedroom, ravenous and wondering if it’s Shabbos, weekday, and do I live on Earth? By noon I’ve regained my equilibrium and head
full-force into vacation mode. I shut the ringers on my phones, get out a good book, prop up my pillows and dive in. The experience is delicious — and I don’t even stop for chocolate, it’s that good. But the clock at my side, which I didn’t glance at even once, worries me now. I take a peek, and my cotton candy fairy-tale land dissolves instantly. The kids will be home in a few minutes. I close my eyes, swallow hard — but there’s something hard there blocking me. This is a mean joke. A measly hour and some — that you call vacation? Well, what could I expect after sleeping off half the morning, I tell myself, inwardly blushing at my laziness. A more honest and kind part of myself admits it’s not laziness — it’s need. I am not one of those who deprive myself of sleep while waving the banner of efficiency. But then what’s left of vacation? Lunchtime finds me tense and irritable. I drag myself out to the park with the children just to survive. Something isn’t working here. Well, tomorrow is another day. I go to sleep with the hope that tomorrow I will finally “redeem” my vacation rights. So dawn breaks, and yes, 5:50 a.m. is better than 5:30, but I’m still finished by the time my vacation officially begins. One precious vacation day follows another, and by the end of the week I’ve read only half a book and feel cheated. It was a good idea — on paper. You know those ideas that are perfect in theory, but just don’t add up in real life? Like some shidduchim where everything seems to fit in, but won’t work when the human factor enters. Staycation with a challenging child at home doesn’t really work, I admit. I’m going to have to do it again, right this time. Soon it’s back to school, yomim tovim, and all that hap-
py, hectic stuff. Then, finally, the time is ripe for a real vacation. A women’s getaway beckons. Many interesting programs are splashed across the page, some of which I’ve always wanted to experience. A famous violinist, a speaker everyone raves about — here it’s all on the menu for my taking. That’s it, you have to work hard if you want a vacation, I decide. We pay some of the large sum upfront, get arrangements for the kids when my husband won’t be available, and I pack my bags. I don’t go with a partner — out of choice. The programs are each spectacular, and I paid for them, so I cannot miss any, can I? But they leave me little “me time”, so by Day Two, I’m smarter. I choose which ones to attend, and enjoy the rest of the time alone. Two nights and three days end really quickly, and soon I’m back home. The first thing I see (well, the second, after the streaked floor) is my husband’s eagerness to see if I’m all “healed.” Do I have to announce that this was the best thing ever and I won’t ever have a hard day for the rest of my life? Truth be told, the retreat was much too busy and noisy, and just not my style. I am sure I won’t do it again. But I plaster on a smile and assure him, “It was ama-aazing.” Because vacation must be the balm for all ails.
I’m proud of my plan. It’s economical, simple and effective.
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by sara goldstein
Days to Serenity
HI EVERYBODY! Here’s what I’m hearing about organizing the home in the summer: A few of you are like, Are you kidding? I want to sit back and not do anything for eight weeks, so why are we having an organizing contest? The rest of you are saying, Yay, I’m so excited for this! Just what I need! Here’s my take: Summer is definitely supposed to be a relaxing time for everyone. What we’re doing here is not contradicting that. On the contrary. We’re giving you a task a day that’s simple and effective for when life gets back into schedule, uh sort of. Whenever that happens. If it runs into more than a 22-minute activity, then you’re defeating the purpose! 15–22 minutes to clean the fridge. 15–22 minutes to organize the junk drawer. 15–22 minutes to move things around in the shed. We’re not Pesach cleaning now! And definitely not making things perfect. Our goal is to take a half-hour tops five days a week through the long days of summer and make your home ready for the hectic days of school/yom tov time. Kudos to all of you who are joining and enjoying! The rest, just rest. ;) Either way, I’m loving this journey, and thank you all for the positive emails!
THURSDAY, JULY 27 GUEST ROOMS A room that sits empty through the week awaiting your guests doesn’t always bode well for clutter. In some houses, the echoes you hear, and not so faintly, is “Where should I put it?” (The clothing that need mending, the outgrown, overgrown, under-grown or otherwise not-useable-atthat-moment clothing) The reply? “Oh, put it into the guest room.” That can be a short-term solution if you shut the door quickly and don’t walk in until the next pile of clutter goes in there. And when your guests call to invite themselves for Shabbos Na-
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chamu, you are so thrilled to host Shmilli and Fraidy and their six adorable kids. So let’s make the room presentable. Dump all the stuff from the guest room into your bedroom and redump it back when the guests leave. You were going to do that, weren’t you? Yeah I thought so. • Keep the guest room empty, like literally. Unless it doubles as a office or you keep your treadmill there (which for some reason turns into an exercise machine for more clothing), keep it clutter-free and tchotchke-free. • The closet should have hangers and some basic travel stuff. • Tissues on the night table, Shabbos lamp. A copy of The Monsey View. A nice water bottle. A hand towel. • Extra Pillows. Not much more is needed. If the room is too comfortable, your guests will not want to leave and that poses a dilemma. Where will you redump the stuff from your bedroom?
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FRIDAY, JULY 28 POTS AND PANS Give your toddler a pot and a cover for some background music. Pots ‘n pans, oh so grand. Okay, doesn’t really rhyme, but how would we manage without them? • Empty the drawer, give it a wipe (or scrub, ummm, depending on when you cleaned it last). • Before you put them all back in your cabinet, maybe ask yourself if you need all sizes? • Pot missing a cover? Pot looks brandnew even if you have it for years — is it because essentially it is brand-new and was never used? Why not find a different home for them so you can have more space to store your pots neatly? Okay, you can get back to Shabbos preps. We just took a small detour. SUNDAY, JULY 30 PORCH/ DECK I love BBQ season! (I love snow as well but it scares people off when I say that, so we’ll stick to barbecuing on your deck.) • Table and chairs, swimming pool, bikes, scooters, grill. They all belong there if you don’t have a shed to put it in. • Just small details, like arranging them all neatly on the side, so a burger doesn’t fall into the pool, sounds like the right idea. • Sweep the deck to ensure that itty-bitty insects are kept at bay. • The water from the kiddie pool should be emptied each night and the pool turned standing up to dry. • It’s not an easy task to clean your porch every night but maybe make it into an incentive for your kids to get the ice cream or win the Toys 4 U raffle and have them pick up the 29 plastic cups and all the stuff that flew in from the west. MONDAY, JULY 31 LINEN CLOSET The folding and refolding perfectly takes time. Now we’re focusing on emptying the closet.
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• Throw out anything with stains and rips. • Give away what is not being used. • If you have a set that’s missing a sheet or pillowcase, either replace it with a simple white or solid matching color or decide if it goes on the giveaway pile. • The same goes for towels, washcloths and hand towels. Having too many clutters the closet. • Wipe shelves, put in something that smells gooood. Even if the closet is not so organized, once it has that good smell, nobody notices. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 PHOTO ALBUMS This is a sore spot for me! I love pictures, and scrapbooking is one of my hobbies, aside from shoveling snow. ;) • The ideal way to keep your pictures organized is to buy matching photo albums in bulk. You line them up neatly, even the empty ones. As soon as you develop the photos, label the album and put the pictures in right away. • If you don’t have albums, get the photo boxes. They’re great for doubles and pictures you don’t put into the album. • Label, label, label! That’s the trick to keeping the pictures in order. Down the road when your grandchildren will want to see your daughter (or you) playing with a fidget spinner, you will be able to find that specific picture in no time. Granted, if your photos are all over the place, this will take more than 22 minutes. We will continue with the photos on Thursday so you have more time and can go out and buy albums and boxes. Catch you later, Sara! Sara Goldstein is a professional organizer serving Upstate, Brooklyn and beyond. COMING NEXT WEEK: THURSDAY, AUGUST 3: PHOTOS CONT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 4: CANS/PASTAS ETC. SUNDAY, AUGUST 6: POCKETBOOKS! MONDAY, AUGUST 7: CHILDREN’S BOOKS TUESDAY, AUGUST 8: SEFORIM SHELVES
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For the past few weeks, I feel that Heaven is hinting to me at what will happen in the future.
It’s a sign that the time has come for you to spread the light of your Torah to others.
I’m sure all the difficult questions I couldn’t answer were signs that I should discover you.
Stand up, and accept a position that is fitting for you.
In the morning
Do I see correctly? Rav Gedalia is sitting at the mizrach vant with Shalom the janitor? What happened?
The Rosh Yeshiva is looking at him with such love!
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By Ann Zeilingold
Real Estate The VA Loan A TOPIC THAT WE DON’T HIT UPON often is special mortgage programs. The reason why I don’t write about them usually is because, for the most part, they don’t apply to our reading audience. One such program is the VA (Veterans Administration) loan. This is the loan designed for members of the military or those who have served in the military. Lately, though, I have come across some borrowers, from our community, who have served in the U.S. Army. So, although rare, in our circles especially, this loan can be applicable to some. This loan allows for 100% financing, no money down. There is no MI. This MI, mortgage insurance, is what is usually charged to borrowers borrowing less than 20% down. On a $400,000 loan, this savings can be as much as $350 per month! For the veteran, this loan is great and has lots of benefits. The rates are the same as other loans and the benefits of $0 down and no monthly MI is huge. For both the homeowners selling their home and for the realtor putting the deal together there are some challenges in accepting the offer with VA financing. Firstly, even though the loan can be $0 down, no seller wants to go into a contract of sale with no money given at contract signing. What would stop the buyer from walking away from the deal if there was no contract deposit at stake? What is the solution? The second concern is the appraisal. Appraisals on VA loans are notoriously problematic. Often the appraisal values don’t come in and there are repairs required to be fixed prior to closing. The VA takes an active role in that appraisals are ordered from the VA directly, there-
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Although rare, in our circles especially, this loan can be applicable to some.
fore in a lot of cases the appraisers are not local. If the realtor, or even the buyer, wants to appeal the value with a new comparable or a question regarding a value adjustment, for the most part even though there is a process on how to do this, no changes will be made because the appraiser has no one to answer to. If there was an appraisal management company, and received appeals to value, the appraisal management company will require a response, whether positive or negative. The VA is huge and they don’t require the same type of responsiveness. This challenge is very hard to overcome, especially if there are multiple offers on a property. The VA loan also has different qualification requirements. The VA considers the number of family members and what residual income is left over after the mortgage is paid. A calculation is made to make sure that the borrower will be able to afford the payment. Therefore, if we have two veterans and both earn the same, and purchase a similar property with the same purchase price and taxes, but one has four family members and one has seven family members, the one with a smaller family may get approved while the one with a larger family may not! So, while a VA loan may not apply to vast readers of this paper, this loan is certainly interesting.
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Classifieds FOR SALE LEASE TAKEOVER Looking to takeover a Mini Van lease for a few months. Call/Text 845-270-9417 WHITE WOOD CRIB good condition with 2 mattresses call or text 908 783 4784
MOVING SALE 6 door D&W seforim shrank for good price. Call 845 499 7668 MASTER B/R SET 54 inch, glass tops mattress and metal box spring used for couple months great condition 845-445-8015. $3500
// for sale // homes APPLIANCES Kichenaid dishwasher almost new $300, GE Profile microwave convection in excellent condition $300 Call 845-371-7425. ALMOST NEW. Side by side maytag fridge, stackable washer dryer under warranty, 30” maytag gas range, ge convection oven 845 826 0700
MAHOGANY BABY CRIB with mattress $250 Call or text 845-641-9443
MASTER BEDROOM Almost new. 48” headboards. Armoire, dresser w mirror, & nighttable. Very reasonable. 845-222-1305
CHINA CLOSET in great condition 845-5351428
MASTER BEDROOM and solid seforim shank. very well priced. 845.213.8236
USED DRYER in good working condition for $50 Please call 845-826-4928
MIRROR DRESSER in great condition 845-5351428
MASTER BEDROOM in excellent condition due to moving. 48” headboards, dresser, night chest, armoire. Best offer call\text 845 248 6739
FRIEDRICH 18500 BTU A/C regular $649 - now $250 text or call 845-538-5339
CHILDRENS FURNITURE excellent price please call 845-352-2131 OFFICE DESK New, assembly required multi level $50 845-664-2109
WOOD CRIB Full size cherry wood crib. Excellent condition. Please call or text 347-206-8960.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS new. cheap. glass dinette table with 4 chairs, linen set 48”, mikasa dishes, flatware...347-581-1053
DINING ROOM FURNITURE for only $600. (Sefarim/china closet). Canon photo printer with photo paper only $50. Call 845-362-0838
GE HOTPOINT DRYER - GAS 2 1/2 yrs old, $175 o.b.o. Pls call 596-3140
WASHER/DRYER Used Kenmore. $100 a piece. Call or text 9087839088 JACUZZI never installed due to wrong size oval shape call 362 2326 GE SS STOVE 5 burners shabbos mode,self clean in great condition $350 over range
matching microwave $150 and whirlpool dryer with pedestal $300. please call 8455385420 3 AIR CONDITIONS due to moving. Great condition, 5,000 BTU each. All 3 for $275, or 1 for $100. Please call 845-445-7514. GE PORTABLE DISHWASHER $160 or best offer 4436337316 YARD SALE July 30th 1:30 - 6:00 5 Parker Blvd candy, crafts, novelties, games, Disney/ DreamWorks DVDs children’s books, Napkins (Ihr) paper goods, miniatures. malkall@ optimum.net SHOES New, Light color. 1.5” boxy heeled. Size 5. 845-538-0391 KNITTER’S TALE Hand knitted blankets and outfits for babies. (845)287-5081Miriam377@ outlook.com $5 EACH graco car seat BASE, box of paint for play group, a file of sign for pg, almost new bar
Nursery Daycare Packed days with skills, activities, and A&C’s. Full nursery curriculum including ,ברכות ימים טובים,ב- א, פרשהshapes. Warm lunch, Nutritious snacks. New, spacious and clean indoor facilities.
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stool, shabbos blech blanket & bumper plz call 352 4586 BABY JOGGER DOUBLE Almost new condition. Great Price. Call 356-5674 BRAND NEW Junees weekday dress. Serena dress. (ladies 8) msrp $108, now only $20. Please call (845)354-2805 ELLIPTICAL excellent condition call or text 9087834784 FRANKEL RAMBAM New, 295 call 8454182611 ROAD BIKE very light weight ,amazing condition ,call 8482245500 BRONZE OTTOMAN Traditional style beautiful condition damask upholstery $50 please call 845-664-2109 REFURBISHED GPS Garmin 5-inch, with free lifetime map updates & HD traffic. $50 please call 845263-0374 GRACO SNAP N GO $150 used for 4 months perfect condition 499-5508 TREADCLIMBER TC3000 Treadmill. Mint condition. Paid $1800. Selling for $500 or best offer. Pls text1347-645-8984
HANDBAG black leather. Almost never used. Was $295 selling for $195. 347- 457-1621 OUTDOOR GARBAGE CAN New, Toter 48 gal. Orig. $70. Selling for $50. Call 347-7681173. POWERFUL SPEAKER in great condition for a great price. barely used. 845-4250115. SALE Furniture, seforim, English books, bookshelves, sukka, and more. Please call 845425-1075
well. Call 718-408-8070 for American Service! Email us at vacation@ shisharealty.com
MOUNTAIN BUGGY twin, 2017 black, like new condition. Please text 845.500.6364
HOME FOR SALE On prime cul de sac. Great Central Monsey location. Large lot -Zone R15-A Brokers welcome! Please call 914-4206235
NATURAL WOOD CRIB without mattress, best offer 845 425-7789
CONDO FOR SALE
NURSING NIGHTGOWN Floral, brand new $75. Selling for $50. Sz S. Delivery available. 845-538-7161 SUCCAH 15 31 inch wooden panels and screws, no schach 9733306366
KEURIG COFFEE MACHINE Lightly used$30 call /Text 7322785231 ELLIPTICAL nordictrack cxt 980 good condition call or text 9087834784
DRUM SET mint condition call:845-5963791 DOUBLE ELECTRIC PUMP Rumble Tuff Serene Express Duo. Includes manual add on & Battery option. New in box. $100. 845-659-8867
FRENCH DOOR new, 5 foot, for porch selling due to wrong size. 732-8333583 LANSINOH PUMP New, Lansinoh ‘Signature Pro’ Healthcare Double Electric Pump. $120. Call 845-598-2530.
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BABY JOGGER CITY series double carriage in great condition 200 OBO 845371-1962/845-659-7126
LASER IS NOW A POSITIVE, PAINFREE EXPERIENCE.
ELECTRIC SCOOTER e-zip electric scooter with seat in great condition. $250. Obo. (originally $515) 845352-0290
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In heart of monsey, near shuls and shopping. 5 bedrooms, big dining room, living room, playroom, laundry room, pesach kitchen plus legal apt for income. $835,000. Call 845 587 0273 HOUSE/PROPERTY FOR SALE Prime location in Monsey, Suzanne Drive area, R-15C zone. Please call (845) 5969996. 4 BEDROOM 2 bathroom flat available for weekends throughout july and august. Call/txt 8628232862 ORIOLE ST. For Sale by owner. Great location well kept house .56 of an acre. Please call 845-2226244 FLORIDA RENTAL North miami beach house with 2 or 4 bedrooms, pool w/
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Classifieds Gorgeous, over one acre lot available on pristine tranquil cul-de-sac- Elizabeth Court. Build according to your own taste here. Motivated seller asking $269 Mrs. J.S. Glassman Licensed Real Estate Broker O: 845.613.3344 C: 914.393.6313 F: 845.414.0203 email@example.com
fence,, near shuls, reasonable 845 4257780 HIGH RANCH Top of an extended High ranch in the Sam Law area. 3 bdrms. 2 full bthrms w/ jacuzzis, pesach kitchen, play area. Txt. 845 659 9998. 3 BEDRM +2 bath; living rm & dining rm; big kitchen appl; loads of natural sunlight + greenery;big backyard; Chestnut Ridge/ Spring Hill area; 845 377 3687 HOUSE RENTAL Big colonial, 4 beds, 3 baths, granite kitchen, appliances included, frum block in Garnerville, avail Sept.1st, 2650, 7325036312 SUMMER RENTAL 5 bedroom home for month of AV in The Birds - Chestnut Ridge Please call 845 659 8981 or 845 371 3023
HOUSE IN AIRMONT rent for Shabbos. call before Thurs. 504-0999 FOR RENT ON WEINER DR. 5 Bedroom townhouse for rent includes: Kitchen/ dinette, Dining/Living Rm, 2.5 baths, study and back porch. Please call 845-6594531 GWEN LANE Beautifully renovated three room apartment now available. Private entrance... Great price! Call for details… (845) 352-7118
includes: Kitchen, Dining Rm, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Please call 845-659-4531. FURNISHED APT FOR RENT ON DECATUR New apartment for rent includes: Kitchen, Dining Rm, one bedroom and full bath. Please call 845-6594531.
2 ROOM APT In the Sam Law area. Small kitchenette, bthrm with Jacuzzi, and 2 rooms. Txt 845 659 9998. 3 BEDROOM - PAIKIN Summer Rental Special ,, 2 BATH, W/D, PORCH w/ Awning, BIG YARD ,near HATZLACHA Grocery . 914 8063048
CHESTNUT RIDGE 1 bedroom. Nice kitchenette & living room, full bathroom utilities including. 347-6230589
LARGE 2 BDRM Chusen Kallah Apartment on Neil Rd, Please call 845-3717425.
POMONA 3 bedrm apartment; Kitchen/ New S/S Appl; 1 full bath; living/dinig area; fireplace; big bckyd; 845 377 3687
4-ROOM APT New on Dana Rd. Big kitchen, lots of closets, huge porch private entrance. Plz call 845 826 0700
3 ROOM FURNISHED On Remsen Ave. 845.517.8409
3 ROOM FURNISHED on Jill Lane. Kitchen dining/ living room bedroom washer dryer. Please call 845-8264928.
CALVERT DR. 3 badroom a apt available for second half summer .call 7183006856 NEW 3 Bedroom Apt. In N. Cole area. Please call 845-2226244
ONE BDRM APT ON JILL One Bedroom apartment for rent on Jill Lane. Includes Kitchen, Dining Rm and bath. No parking avail. Please call 845-659-4531.
ALMOST NEW 4 room apartment on Blauvelt Rd. Also good for dorm and office. Call 3523217
FOR RENT ON HERRICK AVENUE Apartment for rent on Herrick Ave -Top Floor,
3 BEDROOM RENTAL Ronald Dr. Lower level of High Ranch $1500/mo OBO Call/Text 845-445-9123
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3 BEDROOM RENTAL 1 bath + laundry rm. Kaufman Ct Walk-in. Call/ Text 845-445-9123 TWO BEDROOM in airmont. Available also for furnished. Close to Radashitz shul 845-352-8489 SHABBOS RENTAL 3 room apt. located close to viznitz and satmar. please call 845-608-6830 3 ROOM APARTMENT on Dr. Frank area. Many bonuses. Call 845- 274-0044.
APARTMENT FOR RENT As of August 15. 2 Bedrooms, one flight up. Blauvelt Road near W.Maple $1250. Plus utilities. Please call 356 2097 SUMMER APARTMENT Centrally located. Also avail. for yomim tovim. Call 845352-0521 VACATION IN ZEFAT New tzimmer in zefat. 2 rooms, 4 beds, a garden, special vew. Chasidish neighborhood 972-533191492
SUMMER RENTAL 3 bedroom apartment available for August located on Saddle. 845-263-2999 YERUSHALAYIM APARTMENT New, two bedroom, for Elul, Tishrei, Cheshvan in Nofei Eliyahu. Indoor Sukkah. 929243-9046, mirisussman2@ gmail.com. FOUR ROOM on nesher ct. Pls call 1917439- 4044
LEGAL 4 ROOM on Brewer Rd. Walk in level. Central air. $1250 + utilities. 845-425-6023
2 BDRM As of August 15. one flight up Blauvelt Road near Maple Please call 356 2097
MONSEY CONDO RENTAL 3 bedroom condo on Wiener Drive Porch,C/A, Sec 8 Aprvd .845.425.8000
3 ROOM in the Remsen/West Maple area. Please call 845-263-2737
YERUSHALAYIM APARTMENT Centrally located, available august 22-September 4 call 845-445-7689 VACATION RENTAL- BATES newly renovated, 2 bedroom ground level available August 3rd - Sunday August 13th. Linens, amenities provided. 267 226 2820 FURNISHED ROOM with kitchen on the second floor with jacuzzi please call 845-200-0743 4 ROOM UNIT on Suzanne Drive, walk-in, low cost, Please call 425-2622 or 262-5044 SUMMER RENTAL 2 bedroom app. available by day, week, or weekend, close to Viznitz please call 845-2130831 or 845-262-5044 1 BEDROOM FURNISHED with full kitchen. Private entrance. Blauvelt Road area. Please call 845 323-0003
APARTMENT NEW CITY new 2 bedroom,big d/r l/r, for rent.call/txt 8628232862 MIAMI BCH Beaut. Condo for rent w/lrg porch & gorg. View. Heimishe bldg, pool, prkg. 718-812-2656 SUMMER RENTAL colonial in Chestnut ridge avail wkends of July 29 & Aug. 12. 5 BR, 3 1/2 baths, 646-8565498 SUMMER RENTAL 2 BR apt in Lkwd avail to rent wkly/monthly. Great price! 845-422-2754 BATES SHABBOS RENTAL 2 bedroom ground level apartment in Bates available for Shabbosim/ week. Call/ text 267-226-2820 CHESTNUT RIDGE APT. Text or call for details 330 313 1301 1 BR FURN APT in central Yerushalayim (Belz)avail Av-Tishrei. W/D,
linen/towels incl, 6th floor with elevator. 845.352.0705
more info Please call (914) 715-1328 or (917) 566-8422
TANNERSVILLE RENTAL private house available July and August weekly/weekends 6 bedrooms 2 full bath w/d call 845-499-0406
POOL FOR RENT Beautiful clean pool on Blue Bird Rd beginning Chestnut Ridge by the hour 845-4459201
2 BEDROOM APARTMENT available near Main St, end of August. 845-356-8909
STORAGE / SPACE 770 square ft in Airmont ,pull up straight to garage door, $900 text 1347-673-9335
ONE BEDROOM APT Dr Frank area 845-304-4917
FOR RENT WAREHOUSE FOR RENT in highly desired location in Spring Valley. It’s 2,100 Sq Ft, Loading Dock, 15-Ft ceilings and Industrial Floors. For
LARGE AIRY ROOM in basement in Bates area. 450 sq. Ft. Cabinets and closets. 845 746 7251 OFFICES AVAILABLE on New Hempstead Road between 150 to 500 ft.² Call Yosef at (845) 200-1968
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Classifieds FREE RETAIL SPACE in our consignment store at 212 Market St. in Nanuet 845608-5967 1,000 SQ FT Located on route 59. Previously used as medical office. Please call 646-5983473 315 SQUARE FEET pull up straight to garage door dexter park area call 347 461 8275 TWO ROOM OFFICE with private entrance and private bathroom on quiet street off college. Pls call 8455876959
& Highview area. 917-4742034 WAREHOUSE SPACE aprox.1000 square ft in Pomona/New Hempstead area (845) 379-4711 MONROE CUBICLES Private cubicle for $200 per month, free internet, desk and chair. Located in professional office building near KJ (718) 501-2089
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Large 3 Room office space with bathroom in a new built custom house in the College
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SEEKING COMHAB/RESPITE WORKERS:young lady. an 18 year old high-functioning Looking a male be a ‘friend’ for Must for have a car.comhab Eveningworker and/ortoSundays. a high functioning teenager every day between 3 and 10 Please call 845-503-0229. pm. Flexible about schedule. Looking for a male worker to help a young man with Comm Hab Opportunities: a• slight physical disability every morning from 6-8 AM • Looking for female to take a teenage girl and evenings from 6-9PM. to the gym afternoon and to on recreational Looking for every a female worker accompany a outings on Sundays. drive Sunday and have physically disabled youngMust girl every to aa car. therapy If interested please call: 503-0240. appointment in Brooklyn. • Looking for a college student to work with Looking for a fun-loving girl that wants to work with a disabled young woman. Former camp simcha/hasc a young boy a few hours during the day. Please counselor preferred. Weekends and possibly every day. call 845-503-0219 or email eeger@ Looking for an experienced mature woman to assist a hamaspikrockland.org. new mother with newborn and light housekeeping. If interested please call:care 503-0240. Looking for a girl to take out a young boy from new • Looking for a middle-aged worker to work square on Monday, and Friday young afternoon. for an 18 year Wednesday old high-functioning lady. Looking for a female worker to work with a very low Must have a car. Evening and/or Sundays. functioning teenager on weekends. Francis area. Please call 845-503-0229. Looking for girl to take out a young girl with lots of medical issues on Sundays. Individual should have g-tube experience or willing to train. Looking for a worker to take out a young boy in new
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LOOKING self-driven hard-working devoted person great communication skills (male preferred) for coordinating like position gr8 opportunity unbeatablewholesale@gmail. com ON-LINE BUSINESS seeking a responsible detail oriented girl for full-time job, including research listings describing items. (845)8003573 YOUNG GIRL NEEDED for secretarial work, full time. Must be articulate, quick learner, and computer savvy. Please email resume to Bctlist@gmail.com or fax to 845-363-0900 MEDICAL SUPPLY STORE seeking woman for customer service, full time, growth opportunities. Basic computer knowledge necessary. Email resume: jobopportunities120@gmail. com Fax: 845-425-5550. ATERES BAIS YAAKOV Elementary school has openings for 5th and 6th grade general studies
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Classifieds BABYSITTER Warm and experienced babysitter, available to babysit night hours in your home. references available. Please call 845.499.9272 tbayer@yeshivaspringvalley. org.
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LOOKING FOR SHADOW Looking for a shadow for a 6 year old boy for the upcoming school year in Bais Mikroh Please call 732-215-2858 SEEKING MORAH Bais Yaakov of Clifton (Passaic area) seeks Pre1A Morah with prior classroom teaching experience, and part time Assistant. Great work environment. Competitive salary. Please email resumes to hsvei@ cliftoncheder.org. SEEKING TEACHERS Seeking general studies teachers for boys junior high. Warm, supportive environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to yshalom@ cliftoncheder.org MALE TUTOR Trained male tutor is available for a reasonable rate to help your child reach
days a week for all Computer Subjects including Excel, Quickbooks and graphics courses. Call (845)664-0250 PLAYGROUP Looking for teachers grad. preferred, must be willing to train. 845.364.6943 MONSEY CHABAD IS SEEKING 8thGrade teacher from 1:45 to 3:10. A 7th Grade teacher from 3:30 to 5:30. Great pay on time. Email to rzeiger73@ gmail.com PRESCHOOL POSITIONS AVAILABLE Full time positions available. Please email resume to email@example.com or call 917-439-9670.
EXPERIENCED TUTOR Girls school seeking an experienced Title I certified remedial tutor for upper elementary grades please fax resume to 845-425-4345.
CHEDER SEEKING TEACHERS for its general studies department. EXCELLENT PAY. Email resume to boyscheder.generalstudies@ gmail.com or text 718-2907306.
H.S. MATH TEACHER Bais Yaakov High School looking for experienced 9th grade Algebra / CC instructor. Call (845)6640250
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PLAYGROUP SUB Looking for long term sub for 3 year old playgroup, beg. mid Sep. Good pay. Call 718884-2209
CHEDER CHABAD seeks capable, male English Language Arts teacher for 6th through 8th grade. Competitive pay. Email resume to hr@ chedermonsey.org
YESHIVA BAIS HACHINUCH is looking for someone with experience in remedial kria to assist our kria coordinator for the coming year. send resume to krothstein@ baishachinuch.org or call Rabbi Kalman Rothstein 8453543805x109 COMPUTER TEACHER A Bais Yaakov High School is looking for a qualified experienced teacher two
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CHEDER CHABAD seeks a capable, 5th grade English teacher for the coming school year. Competitive pay. Email resume to hr@ chedermonsey.org ערפארענע לערערין מיר זוכן אן ערפארענע לערערין פאר מיטל עלטערע קלאסן אין
resume ביטע.א היימישע מוסד 517-3540 : צוfax TEACHER WANTED Chassidish girls school seeking 5th grade English teacher. Well paid. Some teaching exp reqd. Fax resume 8458780507 BABYSITTER WANTED in my home, MondayThursday 2:45-4:45. Good pay. Please call 662-2156 BABYSITTER NEEDED in my house in chestnut ridge Monday and Wednesday starting 3:15. Please call 426-3206 BABYSITTER WANTED in my home for 2 babies from 2:30-3:45 mon-thurs.Starting Sept. Dykstras area. 845 422 5507 LOOKING FOR BABYSITTER in my home in Pomona/ Havestraw daily. Abt 3:306:30pm. Own transportation preferred. Please text Shira, 845-521-0192. MOTHER’S HELPER NEEDED 3 times a week in my home 8:00-9:00 P.M. Elm Street. Must perform well at washing dishes. Pay: $39. Please call 845-263-2489.
PLAYGROUPS PLAYGROUP 2017 For 18-24 month old. Center of Monsey, spacious facility, lunch included. Many years experience. Extended hours available. Tamara 845.425.1456. TISHA B’AV CAMP Ages 2-9 11th year call 845 274-8466 CAMPSPLASH@ GMAIL.COM
tting // services BABYSITTING EXPERIENCED AND CARING babysitter available to care for your child, 1-2 ½ years old please call 425.7469. References available. Cameo area. BABYSITTER AVAILABLE on Francis Place. Also taking Sunday drop-ins. Summer Hours available as well, with option to continue. Call 845352-1016. BABYSITTER
warm and experienced babysitter, available to babysit night hours in your home. references available. please call 845.499.9272 BABYSITTER experienced and caring babysitter on decatur is now accepting for Sept. Limited slots available. L Katz call 8453646422
SERVICES CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES To join the next class please call 845-426-0931. Tzippy Tauber CD (DONA) Certified Birth Doula MASSAGE THERAPIST Pre-natal, Deep tissue and Swedish massage by a certified MT . Call/txt Chavi Brisk 845 694 9204 FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY Outdoor Photography at $75 for 30 min photo shoot. Call 845-263-4419 (Ask about photo shoots in your bungalow colony) REFLEXOLOGY Releases stress, improves circulation, helps with pain management and prenatal
discomfort. House calls at no extra charge. Tamar Spiro (845) 352-6496/ 538-6782 PHOTOGRAPHER Book your trip to the park with a professional portrait photographer. Outdoors, tenoyims, upsherins. Malky Lefkowitz: 845-664-5732 firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @Pixellepics PROFESSIONAL FACE PAINTING Great for Camps,Parties, Individuals and etc. Faigy’s Faces. Call 845 825 2985 QUICKBOOKS SPECIALIST Need help with your QuickBooks? Call Shucht Bookkeeping Services 845-243-7961 or email email@example.com. Reasonable rates - hourly, weekly or monthly. www. shucht qbs.com TO VOLUNTEER to feed the sick or elderly, OR if you are in need of this service, Please call 845-3521016 MONSEY - CATSKILLS Leaving Monsey daily (except fridays) 10:30. Leaving Catskills 6:00. Call/text 845538-7244 BOOKKEEPING SLOTS AVAILABLE Yoshor Bookkeeping Service has multiple slots opening. for all your bookkeeping needs:A/R, A/P, Payroll, etc. Call 845-642-1303/Email firstname.lastname@example.org PEARL RESTRINGING
Expert & reliable service. Free pick up & delivery. 845-352-5013 FRUM LADY DRIVER Punctual, friendly, caring, responsible, dependable. Scheduling for summer slots. Please call/text 917-750-4105.
SPEAKERS TO RENT for all your Simches & more, We also have a mp3 system. call 845.579.5467 BUBBLE SOCCER BALL RENTALS Attention Camp Directors: Rent our Bubble Soccer Balls for an amazing day of fun! For more information call\ text 845-826-4348 GLUTEN FREE Guilt Free....Gluten Free wholesome baked goodies!! All natural ingredients. Sugar free upon request. Call 646-246-6280 to place your FERMENTED FOODS Kosher kimchi! A great source of probiotics that helps fight infection and great aid in digestion. Also delicious side dish. Call 646-246-6280 MOONWALK AND WATERSLIDES fun inflatables, all prices, all sizes, for rent. call 845.263.0995 EGG BOXES @ 371 2376 HEALING STONES NECKLACE Teething, drooling, crying baby? Healing stones necklace soothes, relieves teething pain. Miraculous, traditional, European remedy definitely worth a try. 845.425.5091 MATH TUTORING Regents/GED/TASC/SAT/ ACT Common Core, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Physics ALL Grades/Levels. call: 845-445-8003 TUTOR Heimishe Bobby is available to tutor your child in all subject areas including Kriah Utilizing the latest research and current teaching methods. NYSTC.
Experienced and highly successful in helping children improve their grade skills while building their self-esteem. In small groups or one- on- one RESONABLE RATES 845-425-3142 TUTOR AVAILABLE for your elementary school child for Limudei Kodesh and Limudei Chol. Please Call: 845-352-1016 MALE TUTOR Trained male tutor is available for a reasonable rate to help your child reach his potential with Limudei Kodesh. Call 845-422-2567 DRUM LESSONS BY SHMUEL KLAVER Monsey’s most experienced Shomer Shabbos drum instructor. Lessons ($45 & up) given in your home or my studio, to boys or girls ages 10-adult, beginners to professional. Call (845) 459-9935 MUSIC LESSONS Give your daughter the gift of music at a very reasonable price! References available. Call Yitty @ 845-426-7561 after 4:30 pm SWIMMING LESSONS WSI/LG certified instructor will teach you how to swim confidently. Beginning after Tisha B’Av. Mrs. Zoltan 845356-1113 GROUP SWIMMING LESSONS Yiddish/English, Central Monsey- Heated pool , Starts Right After 9 Days! Private lessons also avail. Eliyahu 845-659-0359 CERTIFIED PERSONAL YOGA INSTRUCTOR Are you going in circles trying to maintain weight/ gain health? Special introductory rate: 845-7099417
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Classifieds WASH AND SET free pick up & delivery 845422-6865 COMPUTER LESSONS Do you want to learn computers and become computer maven? Many satisfied customers. Please call 845-596-4590 MAKEUP ARTIST Professional makeup applications and makeup courses,over 20 years of experience,for any occasion, willing to travel.call today 8452226299
ODDS AND ENDS CHARMED JEWELRY If you still have a store credit or gift certificate for Charmed, Please call 4253192 and leave a message RA SUPPORT Seeking women with rheumatoid arthritis to form mutually supportive group. email@example.com or call 845-414-9949 TEHILLIM Harness the power of tehillim today! A Yid will say tehillim on your behalf. Call/ text8452006378. ATTENTION if you are interested to join the Life and Health Insurance business New York Life Monsey office will host classes for the Life and Health Insurance Licensing in Yiddish. For Men midSeptember & for Women mid-October For more details & registration please call Abraham at 845-639-5203 Or send email to yschwartz@ ft.newyorklife.com You can
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ISRAEL GPS GPS for Eretz Yisrael. No fee. English or Hebrew. IsraelGPS@gngroup.com
MUSIC GET TOGETHER looking for /bass/guitar/ keyboard/etc.for get togethers call:845-596-3791
FLORAL BISOMIM for your Simcha - 845-6292785.
מיין פלאץ A therapeutic play space for boys- art, gymnastics, music, woodwork, tutoring & more. For more info please call us at (845) 520-5445
GEMACHIM MONSEY GOWN GEMACH mother and sister gowns size 0-12, by appointment only. 845-426-7496 or 845-3523031. DVD/VIDEO GEMACH DVDS and portable players for sick and homebound adults and children.425-2660 mailbox #1 BRIS GEMACH outfit and pillow. Located on Rt. 306. לע”נ ר’ חיים זאנוויל בן 845.352.3013 ר’ משה BECHER GEMACH real bechers from our freeloan gemach. Better for your pocket, and halachically. 845377-KOS1(5671) KosYeshuos@ gmail.com HEADACHES / SENSITIVITIES Common sense approach you may not be informed about. 845-445-0435 ROOF-CARRIERS GEMACH Fits all cars even without bars on roof. Call early to reserve. 845-274-5284. Monroe: 845662-7102
SIDDUR GEMACH Sfard: Friedman 845-6087830 Ashkenaz: Shulman845 352 1756 or 845-826-6718 MOVING BOXES GEMACH Cardboard Boxes for Moving 845-425-6826 or 845-6087830
A shopping bag with some baby clothes was left in my house. 1 Park Lane, 845-7092831.
FREE GIVEAWAYS Dryer to give away, great working condition, not new. 845 356 2101 6 dining room chairs very solid but not “up to date”. Text 8628232862 6 door mahogany china closet 845 641 0857 packaging material including peanuts, bubble and brown paper.
PHONE GEMACH Call: 845 579 5538
Wanted Coat racks for a school uniform Gmach. 845222-1305
GPS GEMACH. Call 845-352-2588.
Wanted for a school (Old) Maalos. Kindline. etc. Yiddish publications for children. 845-222-1305
SHOE GEMACH All sizes, white kalllah shoes. Proceeds go to tzedakah. Call\Text 845-200-0211
LOST heart shaped ring in shoppers heaven please call me if you found it 845-3231111
FOUND Bugabee carriage in Getrex taxi. Please call 845-3526980 Money in front of Refuah Health Center(New Square) last week Tuesday.Please call: 845-587-1037 diamond ring a few years ago in Shopwise/Adar Ct area. Call 845 425 6196. Gold Pendent in front of Stolin Hall 426.1105 Money on Decatur. Call 845521-5014.
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