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FREE ISSUE 191 MARCH 20, 2019

‫פרשת צו‬ ‫י”ג אדר ב’ תשע”ט‬

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FREE ISSUE 191 MARCH 20, 2019

‫פרשת צו‬ ‫י”ג אדר ב’ תשע”ט‬

Racks of Chesed It’s Purim year-round at the costume gemach!

My Dream Theme Cheap and filling; matching costumes not required

The Ultimate Geulah A sofer shares secrets of the Megillah

Fill Up Your Fish Platter Succulent salmon recipes inside!

Publisher:

YOEL ITZKOWITZ Editor in Chief:

D. GORALNIK Content Director:

R. REESE Associate Editor:

E.M. NEIMAN Creative Director:

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Week in Review

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Purim Around the World

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Running a Gemach

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To Theme or Not to Theme?

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The Two Kings As One

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Living Halacha

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Fun Pages

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DANGER AT THE DOOR I would like to let your readers know that there is a man collecting in our community who is behaving in a horrific manner. He rang my bell last week and when I answered through the intercom saying that I didn’t have any money in the house, I was treated to a stream of curses. It was a disconcerting experience, and very scary. Later in the week I heard of other people who’d had the same experience, one of them being a teenage girl. The man is clearly unwell. If you’ve had him come to your door, know that it’s not just you who has suffered verbal abuse at his hands. And parents, please don’t let your children answer the door; I don’t think it’s healthy for a child to be exposed to that vitriol. N.D.

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Parshas Tzav By: Malka Schneps

This past Shabbos was Shabbos Zachor, when we fulfill the commandment: “Zachor es asher asah lecha Amalek baderech b’tzeischem miMitzrayim... — Remember what Amalek did to you on your way out of Mitzrayim... You shall obliterate the memory of Amalek from beneath the heavens; you shall not forget!” (Devarim 25:17–19) We fulfill this mitzvah right before Purim so that the obliteration of Amalek comes right before the annihilation of Haman, a descendant of Amalek. What was the great evil of Amalek that caused them to deserve obliteration from the Earth? Rashi cites the Midrash Tanchuma regarding the lashon. The Torah states, “Remember what Amalek did to you… how he encountered you (karcha) on the way…” The word karcha has the shoresh “kor,” which also refers to cold. The lashon can be rendered, “Remember what Amalek did to you… how he cooled you off (karcha) on the way…” Rashi explains that the sin of Amalek was that they cooled us off in the eyes of the world; we had been burning hot in the eyes of the world, so they were afraid to attack us, but now we were cooled off. This change in the way the world perceived us made us vulnerable to attack. There is another explanation for the meaning of Amalek having cooled us off: Amalek cooled the fire of avodas Hashem in our hearts. In that sense, when we

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stoke the fire of that passion in our hearts, we fulfill the mitzvah to destroy Amalek. In fact, we can see this clearly using gematria. If we remove the fire from Yisroel — removing the letters aleph and shin — then the gematria of the remaining letters is the same as the gematria of Amalek.” It says in this week’s parsha, “Aish tamid tukad al haMizbei’ach lo sichbeh… — An eternal fire shall burn upon the Mizbei’ach; it shall not be extinguished” (Vayikra 6:6). Chazal state that if the meaning of these words were that a fire must burn continuously, then the wording would have been, “tamid tukad aish — a fire shall burn continuously.” The wording “aish tamid tukad” is a statement that the nature of the fire itself is eternal; an aish tamid burns continuously. We discussed in a previous article that we ourselves are each likened to a mikdash me’at, and the Mizbei’ach corresponds to the heart, the part of us that is most able to sacrifice. The Sfas Emes explains that within each soul is a hidden flame burning with love for Hashem. In line with the above idea, that the Mizbei’ach corresponds to the heart, it is incumbent upon us to keep that flame burning within us. How do we keep the fire burning in our hearts? How do we maintain a bren for Torah and for avodas Hashem at all times? Returning to the parsha, we read, “The Kohen shall kindle wood upon it every morning” (Vayikra 6:5). We must feed the fire in our

hearts every morning, day after day, by davening and learning Torah. We must never let the fire in our hearts burn out. Not only must we keep the fire burning in accordance with the idea of aish tamid tukad, but we must also do so in fulfillment of the mitzvah to erase Amalek. Amalek cooled us off. A cool heart feels detached and numb and does not feel a drive to serve Hashem. By feeding the fire in our hearts to serve Hashem with passion, we negate the damage they inflicted upon us and weaken their hold. Furthermore, we must feed the fire in the hearts of those who look to us — our children and our students — just as the Kohanim did on behalf of Klal Yisroel. Feeding our fire is hard work and can be daunting, but there is a reassurance in all of this in the pasuk “Aish tamid tukad al haMizbei’ach lo sichbeh… — An eternal fire shall burn upon the Mizbei’ach; it shall not be extinguished.” The Sfas Emes explains that this is not only a command to keep the fire burning, but also a promise that it will not be extinguished. Hashem will not let the fire burn out entirely. Every Jewish person has a pintele Yid, no matter how small. Perhaps if we work hard to feed our fire and keep it burning bright, our fire might then ignite a spark in the pintele Yid of those we encounter along the way, and also help obliterate Amalek, who cooled off those they encountered along the way.


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In the Jewish Quarter of Saragossa, Spain, feverish preparations were underway. The king was due to visit! At the royal parade, the Yidden were to honor the king by carrying all the Sifrei Torah. To minimize the sacrilege, the rabbanim instructed the community members to remove the scrolls from within the cases. After all, the king would be none the wiser either way. What they did not count on, though, was the trouble Marcus, a Jewish rebel, would stir up. Marcus informed the palace of the plan, emphasizing that this was a display of utter disrespect for the king. The king was greatly angered, and as the procession of Yidden passed during the parade, he demanded that the cases be opened.

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against the Sultan. During the uprising, he captured 12 prominent members of the Jewish community. He demanded a high ransom for their release and threatened to kill the hostages and exile the entire community if he would not receive the money. On the day the ransom was due, the governor was assassinated by one of his staff members. The

hostages were immediately released, and the danger that had hovered above the community dissipated. The Yidden then wrote a megillah, describing the great miracle, and from that day forward, the community of Cairo celebrate their personal Purim on 28 Adar.

PURIM CHIOS Approx imately 1595

“Purim de la Senora” — literally, “Purim of the Woman of Honor” — was declared in Chios, Greece, after a frightening incident occurred during the era of the Inquisition. To the terror of the local Yidden, King Ferdinand of Spain had blockaded this Greek island with an entire flotilla. Early one morning, a Jewish woman went to the outdoor oven to bake her bread. Sparks

from the coal fire accidentally spread to the adjacent fortress, igniting some of the ammunition stored inside, and... bang! There was a great explosion. And the Spanish flotilla, anchored nearby, quickly sailed away in fright. When they realized that the threat of the Inquisition on local shores had passed, the Yidden designated a Purim of their own.

PURIM RHODES 14 A da r, 18 4 0

It was a classic blood libel: The Yidden of Rhodes, Greece, were accused of having killed a gentile boy so they could use his blood for their matzah. Swept in a fury, the governor of the island had the community leaders arrested and tortured, with a verdict of execution. Then, in an amazing twist, the gentile boy was found, alive and well! The prisoners were soon re-

leased. On the 14th of Adar, the Turkish sultan, Abed Almagid, recorded in a royal decree that the charges were false, and it was handed over to the Yidden for safekeeping. That’s when Purim took on a double remembrance in the city of Rhodes.

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Preparations for the winter were in full swing at the palace of Governor Rudolph of Bohemia as invaluable carpets and curtains that were in storage throughout the summer months were taken out to be displayed.

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As the servants entered the cellar to fetch one of the most precious curtains, made of gold brocade, they discovered that it was missing! The governor was incensed. He questioned every palace employee, but no one knew anything


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of the theft. Chamberlain Hradek, an avid Jewhater, suggested that all stores and pawnshops be searched. “Be extra vigilant in the Jewish shops,” he stressed. Soon the soldiers uncovered the prize. The curtains were found in the shop of Enoch Altschul, an elderly respected and wealthy Jewish merchant. Enoch was shackled and led through the streets like a common criminal. At the palace, the governor was pleased with the developments. Not being a lover of Jews, this was his chance to shame them and perhaps acquire their wealth as well. Despite the pressure to reveal how the curtains had come into his possession, Enoch remained calm, refusing to explain. He had been sworn to secrecy, and his word was a word. After being beaten and tortured, Enoch was given until the follow-

ing morning to disclose the truth. If he would not do so he would be hanged, and permission would be granted for the locals to storm the ghetto of Prague. This shook up Enoch. Not only was his life at stake, but the fate of the entire community was in his hands! In his fitful sleep, he saw a vision of his rebbe, the Maharal of Prague, who had passed away not long before. The Maharal assured him that everything would be all right. The following morning, a large crowd gathered to watch the hanging of Enoch Altschul, and they were prepared to stomp the ghetto afterward. Suddenly, a pale Hradek came forward. “Have mercy on this Jew who thinks he is protecting your personal honor!” Hradek went on to explain that not long before, he was in desperate need of 25,000 ducats. On oath of secrecy, he pawned the curtains to Enoch, presenting a falsified note with the governor’s seal clinching the deal. But on the previous night, the sainted Maharal appeared to Hradek in a dream along with the Golem of Prague, and the Maharal instructed him to reveal the truth. As he finished his tale, Hradek fainted to the ground in a lifeless heap. Enoch’s chains were removed, and the attack on the ghetto was called off. For the next 100 years, the Altschul family, along with the community of Prague, kept a “Purim of the Curtains.”

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When the Imam of Yemen promoted his Jewish advisor to the position of grand vizier, his ministers were infuriated. It was enough that the king had placed all of his trust in this Jew all along, never making a move without consulting with him — now this! They immediately began to plot his downfall

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and involved the servants of the beloved crown prince in their plans. The ministers arranged for the prince to visit the local shul on Purim. With Chacham Bashi and the grand vizier at their lead, the Yidden waited outside to welcome the prince.


As the prince dismounted from his horse, his servants caused him to stumble and land upon his unsheathed sword. To everyone’s horror, the prince fell dead! The servants had done their job well. Shouting that the Jews had slain the crown prince, they immediately hurried back to the palace. The joy of Purim turned to fear and panic. The king was distraught over his son’s death and believed the ministers who blamed the Jews. Immediately, the Jewish Quarter of Sana’a was encircled so no one could leave. An ultimatum of three days for the murderer to be brought to the palace was issued. If no one would show up, the entire ghetto would be set on fire, with everyone in it. Even the grand vizier was forced to remain inside, sharing his brethren’s fate. At the palace, the ministers were delighted. Their plan had worked! For the next three days, men, women and children participated in a public fast and eis tefillah. On the third day, a young boy announced that Hashem had heard their prayers, and he wanted to go tell the king who had slain his son. The Chacham Bashi took him seriously and, along with the grand vizier, accompanied the boy to the palace. An open golden coffin with the crown prince inside lay in the throne room. The boy approached it and placed a piece of parchment with the word “emes” written on it on the prince’s forehead. He called out, “Tell us the truth! Who killed you?” To everyone’s shock, the dead prince sat up and pointed at his two servants. The prince rested again, and the aleph disappeared from the parchment, leaving the word “meis.” The king had the servants and ministers involved in the plot, ten men in all, hanged. This day transformed from a day of despair to one of joy, to be rejoiced annually by the Yidden of Yemen.

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While the coming of Adar is marbeh simcha in many households, in our house it is simcha on steroids! We run a costume gemach in memory of my father, Chaim Lipman Zev ben Abba Shmuel, a”h. My father was an intelligent, learned man with a calm demeanor, one who was genuinely happy when good fortune knocked on the doors of others. A gemach that churns out smiles would have given him much pleasure. He was niftar 10 years ago on Tu B’Shvat. On his shloshim, which was Purim, we decided to dedicate our mere two racks of costumes as an “official” gemach. I’m not sure how it happened, but since then the gemach has grown into 30 racks of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing in sizes ranging from 3 months to 64 men’s! Somehow, we’ve acquired hundreds of accessories, shoes, wigs and hats. We have all different styles and categories ranging from Kohen Gadol to cowboy to ice cream to kallah, and everything in between. There is something for everyone in the family! This gemach has a life of its own, and miracles of its own to go with it. One miracle is our neverending collection. No matter how many people come, we never seem to run out of costumes. I liken it to Elisha and the oil; the more containers to hold the oil there were, the more oil there was. In our gemach, the more racks that I collect, the more costumes there are to fill them! It’s miraculous! Little miracles occur all of the time down in this basement. A customer will walk in and find “exactly” the missing piece they need to complete their costume idea. Customers sometimes end

up talking with each other and will discover that they have exactly what someone else needs at home and will lend it to them. In one memorable incident, a family came in search of pirate costumes. They outfitted the entire family and left with smiles. Several days later I found a box of donations at my door. As I excitedly rummaged through my treasure, I checked my messages at the same time. One of the messages was from my pirate family. They had neglected to take pirate pants for their father! I knew that those pants had already been checked out and was about to call them back (to give them the disappointing news) when I reached into the box of donations to find... a pair of adult pirate pants! Another time I heard of a store going out of business, and I went to see if they had any racks for sale. Not only were they getting rid of a few racks, they gave them to me for free! When I watch my children in the gemach, I am amazed at the skills that they have gained by helping to run this operation. They are personable by nature, but working with “customers” has taught them the importance of having patience, being helpful and staying organized. When people call they usually ask for me, assuming I am the one with the answers. The reality is that my children are capable of running the operation! One of the big lessons that my kids and I have

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A COSTLY COSTUME VENTURE Running a costume gemach can be very rewarding and a lot of fun, but it’s not always as glamorous as it seems. Our gemach has no official source of funding other than my mother’s generous support and our very own wallets. Through the years I have purchased costumes on sale after the October holiday season, at thrift shops (mainly Kupath Ezra), at Saperstein’s Purim Store, or at various other places when I see a really good price on an item that I know will be popular. There are several big costs to running the gemach. Heavy-duty racks on wheels cost a fortune. We never use the skinny, weak racks because they can’t sustain the abuse. In order to keep the gemach neat, we use only hangers that are sturdy enough to be pushed around by our customers and still stay in shape without bending or cracking. We even purchase foam overlays for the hangers so that costumes don’t fall onto the floor. Even items that seem minor, such as hanger stands to hold extra hangers, and the stamp pads and stickers to label costumes, are costly. The shipping on all of these items, even those coming from as close by as Brooklyn, can raise the price of each of these items by almost 50 percent. We have over 30 drawers of accessories, and these drawers cost money as well, as do the clothing clips used to hang our wigs and the shoe bags used to hang our shoes. Some racks and drawer units have come as donations, but everything else requires a layout of money. I’ve never calculated the electricity cost in running the gemach, but our lights are on all of the time. We can always use cash donations to defray some of these costs. (Note: We are not an official tax-deductible organization, so we cannot issue receipts.)

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learned in running the gemach is the importance of establishing boundaries. (That’s a fancy way of describing the ability to say “no.”) On the positive side, we have the opportunity to meet and interact with so many lovely people. People who are caring, giving and appreciative. On the other hand, we are also exposed to people who did not master their manners in kindergarten. You’d be surprised to see how inconsiderate some people can be even when you are doing them a favor. One day a woman came back with her returns

One of the big lessons that we have learned in running the gemach is the importance of establishing boundaries. (That’s a fancy way of describing the ability to say “no.”) (which the borrower is obligated to put away) and dumped them on our table. When asked to put them away she said that she had left her children in the car in the driveway so she had to run! Obviously, we were stuck putting her items away — her poor planning put an unfair amount of work on us. We have since implemented the policy of withholding the deposit if items are not returned according to the rules. Another time a woman set aside two full bags of costumes, saying that she would return with her deposit. Well, we held the bags and she never came back. That meant that no one else was able to take out those items for Purim. How sad. Now we no longer hold items. And can you imagine that one night someone actually called at 11:30 p.m.? Believe it or not,


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CHESED WITH YOUR COSTUME Give your respectable costumes a second life of chesed! But please keep in mind that if the item is so tired-looking or stained that you or your kids would not consider wearing it, then please do not give it to us. Our items are in nice condition, and the gemach is not appealing to people if it is filled with junk. Between purchasing items, weeding through old items, hanging everything, organizing regularly and helping customers, we spend a tremendous amount of time on this project. Around Purim time we even solicit volunteers to help, because we need so much manpower in order to keep the place neat, write up receipts, help customers find things, and even just to direct the pileup of traffic outside!

one of my biggest personal accomplishments in running the gemach was not answering the doorbell when someone came to the gemach unannounced. It might sound unkind, but the fact is that without boundaries a chesed project becomes all-consuming, takes on a life of its own, and disables the chesed-doers from having the energy to continue doing chesed. The loosening of boundaries (what others might call “being nice”), even short-term, causes the demise of the operation in the long run. When these negative interactions occur, I am reminded of a phrase we say in davening where we ask Hashem to remove the satan milfaneinu from before us (so he won’t prevent us from doing a good deed) and mei’achareinu, from after us. What does mei’achareinu refer to? It is the negative thoughts that come up after we’ve done a good deed that deter us from repeating it. Dealing with difficult customers is the mei’achareinu — they are the ones whose attitude and lack of consideration challenge us to not continue

ine the opportunity to encourage hundreds of children and adults to be happy! Over the course of the year we help not just individuals, but families, schools, camps, weddings, kiruv programs, the local skilled nursing facilities, senior programs and special needs programs. We have had costumes travel to California with sick children, travel to Eretz Yisroel on special missions, travel to the Bronx, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Albany, Nebraska, and even travel all the way to the Ukraine, on kiruv missions! It’s amazing; families can come to us and know that whatever their child picks off our rack they can afford, because it’s free! Schools are always struggling with budget issues, and drama equipment is at the bottom of their list. Schools can come to us and enhance hundreds of students’ at-

We have outfitted children to be grandmothers, grandmothers to be scientists, scientists to be kings, teachers to be pink-haired ladies, and children to be Mickey and Minnie Mouse! doing our chesed. Our challenge is to shoo the Satan away and march forward in our quest to help others. Maybe you’re thinking, “Why do you do this, year after year?” Imag-

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titudes toward learning by making their school productions more fun and exciting. Camps love the opportunity to sprinkle a little change in their daily routines by having divi-

sion heads dress up regularly. Special needs programs borrow costumes from us to brighten the days of the people they service, and my children and I wear the costumes to entertain at the local children’s hospital, nursing homes and special needs programs. And our costumes come back with wonderful stories to tell. Recently, a woman who had just flown in from Eretz Yisroel came in for costumes. She was marrying off an orphan and was determined to make the wedding as simcha’dig as possible. She borrowed British soldier jackets and hats, a gown, and even a gorilla costume! Then there was the widowed woman who came for a specific costume that her son loved because it reminded him of his father. A few years ago, a man


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It’s hard to imagine that not all that long ago, the words “Purim” and “theme” were never used in the same sentence. Before the concept of dressing the entire family in matching or coordinating costumes — all of which dovetail adorably with a photoworthy mishloach manos — existed, Purim was actually a very joyous affair. Back in the day, we dressed up in costumes, never once making it a family project, and we brought paper plates bearing two apricot hamantaschen, a piece of fruit and maybe some nuts to our nearest and dearest. I guess if I had to ascribe a theme to the mishloach manos of my childhood it was this: being mikayem the mitzvah of mishloach manos! While there is no doubt that the emphasis behind even the most exquisite gourmet mishloach manos is most definitely fulfilling the mitzvah outlined in Megillas Esther, it seems to me that Purim has become a lot more stressful in recent years as we each try to come up with something new and super creative

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that will have that “wow” factor. When my kids were little, every year we came up with a new costume for our eldest, while her two younger sisters happily dressed up in whatever she had worn a few years prior. As the family grew, baruch Hashem, I was more than thrilled to make piles of mishloach manos for my kids to distribute, with an understanding that I would drive each one to three friends’ houses, and anyone else they wanted to see on Purim would have to come visit us. That plan worked well, even if it necessitated me spending hours poring over a map creating the most efficient and direct route through Monsey, always starting at my son’s Pre-1A rebbi (whom we visited for several years) in New Square at 10 a.m. before the traffic started to pile up. With easily 30 or more mishloach manos to prepare for my cuties, my theme for quite a few years was very simple: What can I find on sale? In the early days we just went with cute cellophane bags tied with curling ribbon, upgrading just a little as my kids got older. There was one year that I found small plastic totes on Target’s 90 percent–off rack for 39 cents apiece in early Novem-

for smaller-sized items. And then was the year we went with truly tiny treats, after a drastically reduced clearance rack yielded miniature pastel organza boxes that really were quite cute. I confess that by the time my four oldest children were married or in yeshivah, and I had just one high school–aged daughter left at home, I let her imagination run wild with themed Purim ideas. There was year that she dressed up as (I kid you not) an egg, giving out mishloach manos in egg cartons, an original concept she followed up 12 months later with a more gourmet theme: making her own pasta by hand and donning a chef’s coat and toque for Purim. Her efforts were adorable and well received, and I really do understand how enjoyable it is to come up with a creative idea that makes people smile. But here’s the thing: It is awfully difficult to find a costume concept that translates into food items that people will actually want to eat.

AS SOMEONE who appreciates the concept of baal tashchis, especially having grown up as the daughter of someone who lived through World War II, I cannot handle the concept of food being discarded. I have heard stories of people who throw out all the homeWith easily 30 or more made mishloach manos mishloach manos to pre- that enter their home, for a variety of reasons, or of pare for my cuties, my others who pride themselves on tossing all candy theme for quite a few straight into the trash in years was very simple: front of their children’s What can I find on sale? eyes to teach them the lesson that sweets aren’t healthy. And with Purim ber, and I bought out their entire coming exactly 30 days before stock, filling them with cans of Pesach each and every year, the soda, a nice puffy snack bag that idea of filling people’s houses up took up a gezunte amount of space, with food that they will have to and one or two other kid-friendly get rid of in just a few weeks just items to fill up the rest of the bag. seems counterintuitive. The little zippered cosmetics bags So this year, I am actually that I discovered mid-winter an- planning a theme for my mishloach other year were also a great find, manos, and it won’t match the cosand we swapped out our sodas tumes my husband and I will be

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donning to make the einiklach smile. Instead, the concept that we are going with this year, and hopefully in the future, will be, “What do people actually want to eat?” Knowing that people usually spend Purim snacking on goodies as they enter the house instead of eating a decent meal, I am considering cooking up a few giant pots of soup, an idea I have gone with in the past that has been well received. Or, with Purim falling out on Thursday this year, maybe I will ask my husband to make a nice 22-quart pot of his legendary cholent for us to distribute along with some kind of small beverage. Shabbos foods, small kugels or food that can be enjoyed over the next few weeks in the pre-Pesach rush also have potential. And — dare I even suggest this — well-wrapped items that are kosher l’Pesach are great because you can just put them away instead of figuring out how to use them up in the next few weeks. I don’t in any way want to rain on anybody’s parade or squelch their creative juices as they get ready for the true simcha that Purim brings; by all means, think out of the box and go with something beautiful and original. But as you pack up your mishloach manos, ask yourself if that beautiful gift of food is appropriately suited to

It is awfully difficult to find a costume concept that translates into food items that people will actually want to eat. its intended recipient. And if you have no interest in being restricted by a theme and would rather dress your kids in random costumes and put some chocolate and a bottle of grape juice in a shopping bag for your mishloach manos, kol hakavod to you. I promise you that the Purim police won’t come after you, and that neither you nor your kids will become social pariahs just because your mishloach manos or costumes are completely and utterly theme-free! I am cautiously optimistic that by the time you read this, my husband and I will have settled on a mishloach manos idea that we both think will be enjoyed by our recipients. So come on over on Purim and pay us a visit — we’d love to see you and hope you will enjoy whatever it is that we put together! Sandy Eller is a freelance writer who writes for numerous websites, newspapers, magazines and many private clients. She can be contacted at sandyeller1@ gmail.com.

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Exploring the two amudim that start with Hamelech: the amud of Shacharis during Yamim Noraim and the hiddur of amudim in Megillas Esther to start with Hamelech But is a Hamelech Megillah really preferable? Hamelech... Who doesn’t know the poignant tune sung when we proclaim Hashem as Master of the universe on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? As the shaliach tzibbur stands at the amud and begins intoning those famous words, it signals the beginning of the special tefillos of the Yamim Noraim, where we plead of the King of kings to grant us a kesivah v’chasimah tovah. Then there is a second, perhaps less recognized, “amud” that starts with “Hamelech,” and that is each amud (column) in a Hamelech Megillah, which is written as per the

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hiddur of beginning each column with the word “Hamelech.” Although a megillah is kosher without this hiddur, a Hamelech Megillah is nevertheless still preferable. (And if the sofer of the megillah showed off his artwork by drawing a beautiful crown atop each Hamelach as well, the quality of the megillah is even further enhanced.) But is this indeed a hiddur? Let’s see. We will first discuss the columns in a Sefer Torah. If you examine a Sefer Torah, you will notice that each column starts with the letter vav. This is commonly known as the minhag of vavei ha’amudim. (This is a

play on the words vavei ha’amudim, which is mentioned in Parshas Vayakhel when the pasuk describes the building of the Mishkan. The literal definition of vavei ha’amudim is the “hooks of the pillars” on which the curtains in the Mishkan were hung. It is from this terminology that the vavei ha’amudim in the sense of the columns of a Sefer Torah is derived.) However, there are six exceptions to this rule: In six specific areas in the Torah, there is a mesorah that the column must start with specific letters of specific words. This concept is known as the “siman beyah shemo” (a play on the words “beyah shemo” in Tehillim 68 that contain the six letters that must appear in specific places.) These six letters are commonly known to sofrim.


This minhag of vavei ha’amudim was already mentioned by the Rishonim, but some criticized this minhag. The Hagahos Maimoni on the Rambam writes that this practice should be stopped, since sofrim tend to stretch the letters or narrow them to an extreme just for the sake of calculating that the letter vav should be at the beginning of the column, which brings the whole validity of the Sefer Torah into serious doubt. He even mentions a sofer by name whom he claims wanted to show off his expertise on calculating vavei ha’amudim, and he strongly

It is commonly known that wherever the word “Hamelech” is mentioned in the megillah, it alludes to “Malko shel olam.” discourages other who wish to copy him. The Remah in Shulchan Aruch dismisses this minhag as well as having no basis. However, the Chidah cites that starting each column with the letter vav has a serious reason al pi sod. The Aruch Hashulchan states the same, and also encourages this practice. There are some who bring the following fascinating explanation: The Midrash brings that after the Mishkan was completed, a calculation was made as to the total amount of donations that Klal Yisroel gave, as well as the total expenses. When the calculation was completed, some money seemed to be missing. There were those who started accusing Moshe Rabbeinu of pocketing this missing money, but then they realized that they had forgotten to add the expenses of the vavei ha’amudim — the hooks of the pillars — which accounted for this missing money. Since it was these vavei ha’amudim that proved Moshe Rabbeinu’s innocence, each column in Toras Moshe starts with the letter vav, alluding to this episode. Today, the Tikkun Sofrim, which all copy from, is indeed set up according to the minhag of vavei ha’amudim, and no deformation of any letters are necessary. Now that we discussed the issue of the columns in Sifrei Torah — what about the columns in Megillas Esther? Is there something to starting each column with the word “Hamelach,” as the prevailing minhag

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seems to suggest? Well, at least tentatively, it seems that there is reason not to do so. And let’s explain: The Gemara states that the names of the 10 children of Haman in Megillas Esther should be written in the following manner: “ish” at the beginning of the daf, and “v’es” at the end. Most poskim interpret this to mean that these 10 names must be written in a An 11-line megillah written by the author Rabbi Shea Lindner with the aseres bnei Haman in a separate column with the same size lettering as the rest of the text separate column altogether. This means that the word “ish” right before the beginning of the aseres bnei Haman should be the first word of the first line on the column, with the word “v’es” at the end of the line. The second line should start with the word “Parshandasa,” and again end with the word “v’es,” and so on until the last word on the column should be the word “aseres.” In this case, this specific column could have no more than 11 lines — one line for each of the 10 names, plus the line starting with the word “ish.” But some are of the opinion that the terminology “beginning of the daf” does not necessarily refer to the beginning of the column, but rather to the beginning of the line. Many indeed have the minhag of reading in a megillah of 42 lines — the same amount of lines a Sefer Torah has — and the aseres bnei Haman in such a megillah are indeed not written on a separate column.

A 21-line Hamelech Megillah with the aseres bnei Haman in a separate column with larger lettering

A 42-line megillah where the aseres bnei Haman are not in a separate column, but are the same size as the rest of the text

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MOST MEGILLOS today are written on 28 lines. In this case, it is easy to calculate that each column should start with the word “Hamelech.” However, the Vilna Gaon had a problem here. He claimed the following: If the aseres bnei Haman are written in a separate column, it automatically means that this column must be written in letters that are larger than the rest of the text in the Megillah. All large and small letters in Tanach, starting from the large beis of the word Bereishis and going until the end of Kesuvim, have an exact mesorah regarding where they are written and why they should be written in those specific places. However, when it comes to the aseres bnei Haman, there is no mesorah that this is one of those instances. Therefore, in order to accommodate both opinions — both that the word “ish” should be the first word in the col-


umn and “aseres” the last, and that the lettering of the aseres bnei Haman should be the same size as the rest of the text in the megillah — the only option is to write the entire megillah in columns

We think that we know what is good for us and what is not, but we don’t. that consist of no more than 11 lines each. Many indeed seek out a megillah of 11 lines, and consider such a megillah the most mehudar. But in a megillah like this, it is simply impossible to start each column with the word “Hamelach.” Since a megillah of 11 lines obviously has far more columns than a megillah of 28 lines, it simply doesn’t say “Hamelech” enough times in the megillah to start each column with them. So it seems that if we’re concerned about hiddur in halacha, a “non-Hamelech” Megillah is the way to go... But in truth, there might indeed be a deeper meaning behind this minhag. It might be appropriate to allude here to the Gemara: “Let Klal Yisroel be; if they are not Nevi’im, they are however children of Nevi’im” (Pesachim 66:1). It is commonly known that wherever the word “Hamelech” is mentioned in the megillah, it alludes to “Malko shel olam” — the King of the world. The source for this analogy is none other than Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai’s famous Tikkunei Zohar. When one reads the words of Zohar, it is fascinating to see that the entire story of Megillas Esther —

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There is also a general lesson for all to be gleaned from the nes Purim. Historically, the time preceding the story of Purim was an extremely depressing one for Klal Yisroel, both physically, and even more so spiritually, even before Haman’s evil decree became known. This chapter of history took place at the end of the prophesied 70 years of Galus Bavel, and there was no sign of any geulah on the horizon. This caused Achashveirosh much delight, and he set out preparing this lavish feast to celebrate. To add insult to injury, he made sure to invite Klal Yisroel so they should see him displaying the holy vessels of the Beis Hamikdash and donning the holy clothes of the Kohen Gadol, taunting them as if to say: “Where is your geulah, as your Nevi’im have promised?” Many even started intermarrying, as it says in Sefer Ezra. And then the tzaddekes, Esther, was forced to marry this rasha. To say that tzaros b’gashmius is really all for the best, and that Hashem has his Master plan that we mortals cannot comprehend, is one thing. But suggesting that forcing an “eidele Yiddishe tochter” to marry a rasha is all for the best sounds absurd! How can such a scenario turn out to be anything

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other than the ultimate catastrophe for a Jewish family? And then came along the all-powerful Haman, who decided to slaughter the entire Klal Yisroel and take the great Mordechai Hatzaddik and hang him as a lowly criminal. There was no logical way out. It truly seemed that Hashem had forsaken them. And then came a spectacular turn of events, which no one could have imagined in their wildest dreams! What had seemed to be a great tragedy, in both a physical and spiritual sense, ended up saving Klal Yisroel! And so many other seemingly unrelated past events suddenly came together as pieces of the puzzle, which now fit so neatly to complete the picture. This miraculous chain of events might be a reason to start each column in Megillas Esther with “Hamelech.” For the “Hamelech” we beseech on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and the “Hamelech” of the Megillah are actually one and the same. The practice of starting each column with “Hamelech” reminds us that each “column” and chapter in the story starts with the ultimate “Hamelech” — Hamelech Malchei Hamlachim.


the struggle between Esther and Haman — alludes to the struggle between kedushah and tumah, with the nes of Purim itself alluding to the ultimate geulah sheleimah. Ah Freilichen Purim! Rabbi Shea Lindner is an experienced, certified sofer stam residing in Spring Valley, New York. He has been serving customers in homes, shuls and schools around the country since 1993. Rabbi Lindner is an expert who is especially known for his keen eye in detecting serious problems while inspecting tefillin and mezuzos that have otherwise gone undetected for many years. He is also the author of the annual publication “Kol Sofer” on this subject, which is distributed in New York and has won wide acclaim. Rabbi Lindner can be reached by phone at 917-362-9126, or by email at info@ mezuzamehudar.com.

He is dictating the story of Purim, a story that alludes to all of our personal life stories, among them our seemingly incomprehensible hardships both b’ruchnius and b’gashmius. With Hashem’s help, soon it will suddenly become clear how it was indeed all for the best. This is the reason why it’s actually a mitzvah to become drunk on Purim. Why would there be such a seemingly strange mitzvah? To be b’simcha — of course. But why the obligation to actually become drunk? The answer is that we are supposed to remember on Purim that we are actually drunk all year — we are in the state of ad d’lo yada all year. We think that we understand what’s going on in this world, but we really don’t. We think that we know what is good for us and what is not, but we don’t. Purim stresses this point very strongly, and this is what we should always remember!

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SPEECH ON SHABBOS | PART 7

Speech that explains one’s intention have energy to stay up Shavuos night. In both these casWe mentioned in previous articles that one may ask es, it is mutar for him to do so as long as he does not say his friend on Shabbos, “Can you come to me after Shab- that he is eating to be able to fast, or sleeping to be able bos?” if he does not mention melacha.1 This is so because to stay up Shavuos night. One must be especially careful there is no problem of hachanah and zilzul Shabbos when not to tell one’s kids to eat extra so they should be able to one is merely speaking. Nevertheless, when one’s speech fast, or nap so they should be able to stay up, since it is a describes that he is doing something for after Shabbos, mistake that is very commonly made. it is assur to say it. Let’s give an example to clarify this idea. Borrowing and lending on Shabbos When one wants to borrow something that will be reEven though one is not allowed to prepare on Shabbos for after Shabbos, when one gets immediate hana’ah turned after use, such as a hammer, chair, sefer, etc., he from the act on Shabbos itself, it is mutar. Based on this uses the lashon of l’hashil in Lashon Hakodesh. However, idea, one is allowed to sleep extra on Shabbos in order to if one wants to borrow something that will be used up, be able to have energy to work late or study for an exam and he will then give back another one of the same item, on Motzei Shabbos. This is because 1 Shulchan Aruch 307:7 what will be the din if one uses the lashon hashileini for sleep is also an borrowing for a long time. See Tosefes Shabbos 26 who 2 oneg on Shabbos itSee Sefer Chassidim 266. See Magen Avraham end of is meikel. See Kaf HaChaim who brings the Pri Megadim siman 290 that brings the Sefer Chassidim and seems self. However, one and Tosefes Shabbos and writes to be machmir. to learn that it is assur because of daber davar. See, is not allowed to 6 See Ran Shabbos 63a dafei HaRif, who says that by however, Elyah Rabbah 307:1 that argues. See Mishnah say that he is gosaying this it becomes a short-term loan that one can Berurah 290:4; Be’er Heitev 290:1. ing to sleep to have demand back at any time. See Tosefos Shabbos 148a 3 See Tur, Beis Yosef, Shulchan Aruch 307:11. See Graz energy on Motzei “shoel” who says that by using the incorrect lashon, it 307:18 based on Rashi Shabbos 148a. works as a reminder not to write. See Shulchan Aruch Shabbos because 4 See Mishnah Berurah 307:43 who brings the Pri HaRav 307:18. then his speech Megadim (Eishel Avraham 307:14) in the name of the 7 Shulchan Aruch 307:11. See Avnei Miluim 28:50 who shows explicitly Rashba that the lashon of halva’ah is assur even when says that when it is an object that one will give back as that his action is one does it for a short time because of lo palug. See opposed to consumable objects, then he can say, “Can for after Shabbos.2 Magen Avraham (307:14) who says that in a place where you lend me?” or “Can I borrow?” in languages such as halveni does not connote borrowing for a long time, The same halaEnglish where no distinction is made between l’hashil one can use the lashon of halveni. But see Biur Halacha cha applies if what and l’halvos, but see Tehillah L’David 307:6 who asks 307:11 “lizman merubeh” who asks on this. See Aruch on this. one wants to do HaShulchan 307:27 who says that people aren’t makpid 8 after Shabbos is a See Taz 307:9; Elyah Rabbah; Shulchan Aruch HaRav; because in his time people only wrote down when mitzvah. Some exMishnah Berurah 307:44; Kaf HaChaim 307:84; Aruch they lent money but not other things, and also lashon HaShulchan 307:27. of halva’ah was used for short-term lending. See Chidamples are when dushei Chasam Sofer Gittin 37b who writes that even 9 Erev Tisha B’Av is Mishnah Berurah 307:43 in the name of the Pri Megaif it is not the derech to write them down, one should dim. Kaf HaChaim 307:81. This is not similar to the heter on Shabbos and still be machmir because the Rishonim and Achronim of dvar mitzvah when it comes to daber davar because one wants to eat didn’t make a distinction. Even according to the Aruch there one learns from the pasuk, “mimtzo cheftzecha, extra to be able HaShulchan, one must be careful when borrowing cheftzecha v’lo cheftzei shamayim,” but here the from a gemach since they usually write it down. to fast, or when chashash of lest he may come to write applies equally 5 Erev Shavuos is on Shulchan Aruch 307:11. See Biur Halacha 307:11 “ela to a dvar mitzvah. yomar lo hashileini” where he brings the Pri Megadim Shabbos and one 10 See Shulchan Shlomo 307:15:2 and Chazon Ovadia, (Eishel Avraham 307:14) who is mesupak regarding wants to sleep exShabbos vol. 6, p. 61, end of footnote 20. tra on Shabbos to

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such as money, food, etc., one uses the lashon of l’halvos. Since when one borrows food and other consumable things he needs to give back another of the same item and it can take time to acquire the new item, people usually lend these types of things for a longer period of time. However, regarding things that are returned as they are, no time is required to acquire a new one, and therefore people usually lend it for just a short time.3 The halacha states that since the lashon of halva’ah connotes borrowing for a long period of time, we are afraid that if one will use the lashon of halva’ah on Shabbos, the lender will write down what he lent so that he won’t forget.4 Therefore, the halacha says that one can only use the lashon of l’hashil on Shabbos. Because the lashon of l’hashil suggests borrowing for a short period of time, the lender won’t need to write what he is lending since he is not afraid he will forget.5 Even though grammatically one should use the lashon of l’halvos when borrowing things that are used up, the halacha nevertheless requires one to use the lashon of l’hashil on Shabbos since it connotes lending for a short time.6 In English and other languages, where no distinction is made when borrowing for short or long periods of time, the halacha says that one is not allowed to ask, “Can you lend me?” or “Can I borrow?” Rather, one must ask, “Can you give me?”7 By making a change from the usual lashon, one is reminding the lender not to write it down on Shabbos. One may also add the words “and I will give it back to you” so that the lender will not hesitate to lend the item, thinking that the borrower will not return it.8 Even when one is borrowing something for a mitzvah, one is not allowed to use the lashon of borrowing and lending because the concern of writing applies then, too.9 So in summary: When borrowing a sefer, wine, challah or anything that is needed on Shabbos, one may not ask, “Can you lend me?” or “Can I borrow?” Rather, one should ask, “Can you give me?” and he may add, “and I will return it to you,” so that the lender will be willing to lend it to him. If one is approached by someone who asks him in English, “Can you lend me?” or “Can I borrow?” one is allowed to lend him the item after saying, “It is assur to lend and borrow on Shabbos, but I can give it to you.” If one is asked in Lashon Hakodesh to borrow something by using the lashon of “l’halvos,” one is allowed to lend it to him after saying it is assur “l’halvos” on Shabbos, but he can “l’hashil.”10 The purpose of this column is to bring awareness to matters of halacha. As with any halacha-related questions, consult your rav for a psak.

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Glassware isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, simply because some will not crack all that easily. That’s because the word glassware is a misnomer; not all glasses are made of glass. Within this group falls annealed glass (the most delicate of the lot), tempered glassware, crystal glassware, ceramic and porcelain glassware, plastic glassware, and the most recent addition to the glassware scene: silicone.

Most wine glasses are stemware. That is so that the drinker should be able to hold the glass without affecting the temperature of the wine. Some stemware are even double-walled, with inner and outer walls separated by a small air-filled gap designed to slow the transfer of heat from the drinker’s hand to the beverage.

A red wine glass has a larger, rounder bowl so one can swirl the wine around in it to allow it to oxidize, which deepens the flavor.

A white wine glass has a smaller mouth to prevent the wine from oxidizing, thus retaining the delicate notes in the white wine.

The traditional cocktail glass is an inverted wide conical bowl upon a stem. Since cocktails have interesting aromas (due to the mix of flavors in them), the large mouth allows access for the aroma to be fully appreciated.

One common example of a cocktail glass is the martini, which is entirely conical at the base.

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When it comes to drinking wine, there’s a very large selection of glassware to choose from, and each one has a very specific function.

The most common champagne glass form is a flute. This slender shape, which tapers on top, is designed to prevent the carbonation from escaping. The deep bowl of a flute further enhances the experience with the visual effect of bubbles rising to the top. The narrow mouth also captures the wine’s aroma, but it doesn’t exactly leave enough access for the nose to appreciate it. Some may opt for the shallower, wider champagne coupe, that has a wide-enough mouth for the smell to be accessed. Others might take the middle road with a tulip glass, which is wide enough to allow the drinker to enjoy the aroma, but narrow enough to avoid loss of carbonation.


Tumblers, specifically the highball glass, are another choice for cocktails. When to use which? The cocktail stemware is for cocktails without ice and higher alcohol content, and the tumblers are for cocktails that are poured over ice and contain a larger proportion of non-alcoholic beverages.

Hot cocktails, like Irish Coffee, will usually be served in the heat-resistant Irish Coffee glass that has a handle attached for comfortable drinking.

You’ll sometimes see a shooter glass that is taller than the shot glass and may flare out on top. Those are a bit larger to hold a mixture of beverages.

Short tumblers are those with a solid base, known as the oldfashioned glass (yup, that’s why you know them from grandma’s kitchen) or rocks glass (named so for the beverages served in these lowball glasses “on the rocks,” as cocktail poured over ice is known in wine lingo).

For liqueur, the glasses to use are cordials, liqueur glasses or similar small glasses that hold two ounces or less.

And then there is the most popular of the lot: the shot glass, named for the word “shot,” which means a drink of alcohol.

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‫מזל‬ ‫טוב‬

‫ר' דוד יונה לוסטעגמאן נ''י‬ ‫לאביו ר' חיים יצחק נ''י‬ ‫לחותנו ר' ישי' בערגער נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבת‪/‬הנכדה‬

‫הרב פנחס חיים גרינוואלד שליט''א‬ ‫אב''ד קהלת יעקב פאפא מאנסי‬

‫הולדת הבן‬ ‫ר' יושע רובין נ''י‬

‫לחותנו הרב יושע טירנויער שליט''א דומ''ץ סאטמאר דיקעיטער‬

‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫לרגל הולדת הבת‪/‬הנכדה‬

‫ר' אלחנן הורוויץ נ"י‬

‫ר' גרשון וויינריב נ''י‬

‫לחותנו הנגיד החסיד ר' בן ציון בלומענבערג נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבת‪/‬הנכדה‬

‫ר' מאיר פאשקעס נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' הערשל נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' משה וויינפעלד נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבת‪/‬הנכדה‬

‫ר' משה ניסן ווייקסלבוים נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' ישראל נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו אברהם חיים טייטלבוים נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבת‪/‬הנכדה‬

‫ר' אברהם גרוס נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' בערל נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' משה ראזנפעלד נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבת‪/‬הנכדה‬

‫הולדת תאומות‬ ‫ר' יואל אבערלענדער נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' משה דוד נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' מאיר ראפאפורט נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת תאומות‬

‫לאביו הרב יצחק אייזיק שליט''א ‪ /‬ולחותנו הרב ברוך פרענקל שליט''א‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫הרב מאיר יצחק אייזיק שווייד נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' חיים נ''י ‪ /‬לחותנו ר' מענדל אשקנזי ע''ה‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫ר' אשר ישעי' שווארץ נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' אברהם זאב נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' אהרן ווינטערניץ נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫ר' משה חיים הכהן כ''ץ נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' אברהם נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' יעקב משה לעבאוויטש נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫ר' שמואל הלל טריגער נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' מנשה בנציון נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו יצחק זאב טריגער נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫ר' אברהם צבי שלאמיאק נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' יודא משה נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' יעקב עמרם טויבער נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫ר' מרדכי אורי יונגרייז נ''י‬

‫שמחת נישואין‬ ‫החתן שמואל זאנוויל גאלד נ"י‬ ‫הכלה פרידמאן תחי'‬

‫אב החתן ר' יוסף דוד נ''י ‪ /‬אב הכלה ר' אליעזר נ''י‬ ‫ג' צו ‪ -‬ווילחאוויץ‬

‫החתן משה האס נ"י‬ ‫הכלה עלפער תחי'‬

‫לאביו ר' אשר אנשיל נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' יחזקאל רוטנער נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫ר' יעקב לייפער נ''י‬

‫לאביו הרב מרדכי שליט''א ‪ /‬הרב אדמו''ר מאוסטראה שליט''א‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫ר' יואל שמואל גאטליב נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' מרדכי נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' משה יצחק גראסס נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫אב החתן ר' אליעזר ליטמאן נ''י ‪ /‬אב הכלה ר' שלום נ''י‬ ‫ג' צו ‪ -‬פרדס פיגא וומסב''ג‬

‫ר' צבי משה גרינבלאט נ''י‬

‫החתן מנחם מענדל ראטענבערג נ"י‬ ‫הכלה פיגא זילבער תחי'‬

‫ר' דוד פראנק נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' אברהם נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' שמואל חיים ראזענבערג נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫אב החתן ר' יעקב משה נ''י ‪ /‬אב הכלה ר' יושע נ''י‬ ‫א' שמיני ‪ -‬פרדס פיגא וומסב''ג‬

‫לאביו ר' יעקב יצחק נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' שלום אליעזר פרידמאן נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫החתן מנחם מענדל גאלדבערגער נ"י‬ ‫הכלה צפורה שקלארש תחי'‬

‫ר' ישעי' יעקב הלוי פעפערקארן נ''י‬

‫אב החתן ר' מאיר זאב נ''י ‪ /‬אב הכלה ר' אברהם יוסף נ''י‬ ‫ב' שמיני ‪ -‬עטרת טשארנא‬

‫החתן דוד יצחק נאווע נ"י‬ ‫הכלה אסתר רייצא כ''ץ תחי'‬

‫לאביו ר' אברהם נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' יושע ווייס נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫ר' יצחק יונג נ''י‬

‫לאביו ר' אברהם משה נ''י ‪ /‬ולחותנו ר' שמעלקא סעמיועל נ''י‬ ‫לרגל הולדת הבן‪/‬הנכד‬

‫אב החתן ר' יודא פנחס נ''י ‪ /‬אב הכלה ר' בן ציון יחזקאל נ''י‬ ‫ד' שמיני ‪ -‬עטרת טשארנא‬

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‫החתן אלימלך מרדכי ראטענבערג נ"י‬ ‫בן הרב איתמר שליט''א‬

‫הכלה תחי'‬

‫בת הרב אב''ד טשערנא שליט''א‬

‫שמחת אירוסין‬ ‫החתן אברהם אלכסנדר ווייכברויט נ''י‬ ‫בן הרב ירוחם שליט''א‬

‫הכלה שפיטצער תחי'‬ ‫בת ר' אלימלך נ''י‬

‫החתן ישראל אברהם פויגל נ"י‬ ‫בן ר' אלימלך נ''י‬

‫הכלה שארפער תחי'‬ ‫בת ר' שמואל נ''י‬

‫החתן אלחנן בר חורין נ"י‬ ‫בן ר' יצחק נ''י‬

‫הכלה שימעל תחי'‬

‫החתן אהרן לאנגסאם נ"י‬ ‫בן ר' אברהם נ''י‬

‫הכלה לאנדא תחי'‬ ‫בת ר' שמעון נ''י‬

‫החתן שמעון ברילל נ"י‬ ‫בן ר' דוד ברוך נ''י‬

‫הכלה שאלאמאן תחי'‬ ‫בת ר' בנימין נ''י‬

‫החתן יוסף מענדל הירש נ"י‬ ‫בן ר' משה נ''י‬

‫הכלה בערגער תחי'‬ ‫בת ר' מענדל נ''י‬

‫בת ר' משה נ''י‬

‫החתן ישראל אברהם פויגעל נ"י‬ ‫בן ר' אלימלך נ''י‬

‫הכלה שארפער תחי'‬ ‫בת ר' שמואל נ''י‬

‫החתן יחיאל גאלדמאן נ"י‬ ‫בן הרב יואל שליט''א‬

‫הכלה מענדלאוויטש תחי'‬ ‫בת ר' מרדכי אהרן נ''י‬

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Tzvi and Nechemya Fischer - Haman and his 10 sons hanging

Moshe Yonah and Yaakov Susholz

Chany Derbarimdiger

Walter - a Mizbei’ach

Moshe Yonah and Yaakov Susholz

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Shloimy, Naftuli and Yitzchok Leitner

Faigy Altman, 8

Rifky, age 7

‫מענדי מארגערעטען‬

Moshe Oberlander, 5

Spira Family

Ovadia B.

Suri Oshry - Keilim for the Mishkan

Spira Family


Hey kids! Here’s your chance to show off what you made! Did you have fun in the snow or the fall leaves? Did you construct something special with Magna Tiles or other building toys? We’d love to show everyone how creative Monsey kids are! Please email or mail your picture to The Monsey View: 3 College Road, Suite 204, Monsey, NY 10952 | comments@themonseyview.com

The Rosenbaums

Chany and Duvi Neustein

Shimon Laufer

Katz Family

Shimi Breier, Haman hanging

‫ארי קיזעלניק‬

Yisroel Gottesman, 5, with a Choshen, Aron and Luchos

‫מענדי מארגערעטען‬

‫יוסי קיזעלניק‬

Fishel Baumohl

Yossi Handler, 8

Meir Greenberg and Nussy Koenig

Zissy and Yitzy Friedman, 3 and 5 years

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Fulop kids with ‫ אחשוורוש‬snowman

6 ,‫אברמי אדלער‬

Toby Oberlander, 7

‫ יהודה און יעקב בערעלע שטעסל‬,‫רפאל‬

‫ המן מיט זיינע צען קינדער הענגען‬- ‫יוסי און שלומי ביסטאן‬

‫ המן אויף תלי׳‬- ‫יודי מארגארעטטען‬

‫ אברמי רוזנברג‬- ‫מנורת המשכן‬

Chaya Leah Steiner and Chavi Weinberger

Shaindy, Chany and Pessy Blumenberg

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Esty Oberlander, 7

Shimen Leifer with Haman’s Tliah

Moshe Oberlander, 7

Sruly and Shmuel Anteby – Haman pulling Mordechai on the horse

Made by the Neimans

‫יוסי און רייזי לברון‬


‫וארט ֶער זָ אל‬ ‫ישט גּוט‪ֵ .‬לייּב וַ ְ‬ ‫'קע‪ְ ,‬ש ִפ ְירט זִ יך נִ ְ‬ ‫ַאב ָר ְמ ֶ‬ ‫יידע‪ְ ,‬‬ ‫יער‪ֵ :‬לייּב'ס זֵ ֶ‬ ‫קּור ְצן פּון ְפ ִר ֶ‬ ‫ִאין ְ‬ ‫ׂיפן ִטיר‪.‬‬ ‫ערט ַא ְק ַלאּפ או ְ‬ ‫עכט‪ ,‬וֶ וען ֶער ֶה ְ‬ ‫נּוּכה ֶל ְ‬ ‫קּומען צּו ִצינְ ְדן ִדי ֲח ָ‬ ‫יימ ֶ‬ ‫ַאה ְ‬ ‫ֵ‬ ‫ערל?‬ ‫ייפ ְ‬ ‫וָ ואס ִאיז ָדא? ַא ַפ ֶ‬ ‫יידי‪.‬‬ ‫וארט אֹויף זֵ ִ‬ ‫ִאיְך וַ ְ‬ ‫יׁשט ָדא‪.‬‬ ‫אכנִ ְ‬ ‫ֶער ִאיז נָ ְ‬

‫גּוטן‪ְׁ ,‬ש ִּפ ֶילער!‬ ‫ַא ְ‬ ‫אכט ֶמען?‬ ‫וָ ואס ַמ ְ‬

‫ָאה! אּון‬ ‫ערוַ וייל‬ ‫ֶד ְ‬ ‫ְׁש ִּפ ְיל ְסטּו‬ ‫זִ יְך?‬

‫ֶאה‪ֶ ...‬אה‪...‬‬ ‫ערנְ ט‬ ‫יידע ֶל ְ‬ ‫עוואּוסט ַאז ַדיין זֵ ֶ‬ ‫ְ‬ ‫ואלט וֶ וען גֶ‬ ‫אֹויּב ִאיְך וָ ְ‬ ‫עמען‬ ‫עקּומען נֶ ֶ‬ ‫ֶ‬ ‫ואלט ִאיְך ִדיר ׁשֹוין גֶ‬ ‫ִדיר אֹויס ָדאס‪ ,‬וָ ְ‬ ‫ַאסאְך ְפ ִר ֶיער‪.‬‬ ‫ַ‬

‫יׁשט‪ִ ,‬איְך וֵ וייס גּוט ַאז ָדאס ִאיז ַא ְמנוׂ—‬ ‫עקעץ נִ ְ‬ ‫גּוט‪ֶ ,‬ק ֶ‬ ‫עצינְ ֶדען אּון זֶ ענֶ ען‬ ‫אּבן ָדאס ׁשֹוין גֶ ִ‬ ‫צּופיל ֶמענְ ְט ְׁשן ָה ְ‬ ‫ְמנו ָׂרה? ִ‬ ‫וארן ֵקיין ִס ִיּביר‪...‬‬ ‫יקט גֶ עוָ ְ‬ ‫אר ִׁש ְ‬ ‫ַפ ְ‬ ‫ִמיר‬ ‫עמען?‬ ‫נֶ ֶ‬

‫יׁשט‬ ‫יידי זָ אל נָ אר נִ ְ‬ ‫אֹוי וֵ ויי! זֵ ִ‬ ‫עצט! ִאיְך ִּבין נָ אְך ַא ִקינְ ד‪,‬‬ ‫קּומען יֶ ְ‬ ‫ָאנְ ֶ‬ ‫יׁשט טּון‪.‬‬ ‫ארנִ ְ‬ ‫ועלן זֵ יי גָ ְ‬ ‫אּון צּו ִמיר וֶ ְ‬ ‫ייער‬ ‫יידע ִאיז זֵ ֶ‬ ‫זִ ֶיכער‪ַ .‬דיין זֵ ֶ‬ ‫ְק ַראנְ ק; ֶער ָהאט ְּבלֹויז‬ ‫אר ְּב ִל ְיּבן‪.‬‬ ‫ייל ֶטע ֶטעג ַפ ְ‬ ‫עצ ְ‬ ‫גֶ ֵ‬ ‫ענּומען‬ ‫ֶ‬ ‫ֶמען ָהאט ִאים ַהיינְ ט גֶ‬ ‫ואלט‬ ‫יׁשט וָ ְ‬ ‫יטאל‪ ,‬וֶ וען נִ ְ‬ ‫ִאין ְׁש ִּפ ָ‬ ‫עס ִט ְירט‪.‬‬ ‫ַאר ְ‬ ‫ֶמען ִאים ַהיינְ ט ֶ‬ ‫עצט קּום ִמיט ִמיר‪.‬‬ ‫יֶ ְ‬

‫קאפיטל‬

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STEP 1

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STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

MAIL IN YOUR SUBMISSION FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $25 AT TOYS 4 U!

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Draw one of the art ideas from this column. Submissions should be drawn on a standard 8.5” by 11” paper. 2. Color it, using pastel, crayon, paint, marker or even colored pencil. 3. Clearly label your submission with your name, age and school/cheder. Please write your name and age on the art page, not on a separate paper. 3. Mail your masterpiece to The Monsey View, 3 College Road, Suite 204, Monsey, NY 10952. *Art submissions become the property of The Monsey View and will not be returned.

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DIRECTIONS: Write your words in alphabetical order, divided by letter-count in separate columns. Fax or email your word list, together with your total points, by Sunday at 8:00 PM for a chance to win! Include your name, phone number and address.

PLAYING RULES: • No adding “s” to a word. • No proper nouns, abbreviations, contractions or acronyms. • No bouncing back to letters already used in a given word. • Words may not be found with a computer boggle solver. • Words may not be found with the help of a dictionary. • The Monsey View will carefully review all submissions to ascertain that each word is found in the dictionary. Points will be deducted for ineligible words. • We reserve the right to disqualify entries that have a few ineligible words, are not written in alphabetical order or are missing information. • Each contestant has a chance to win only once in four weeks. • No credit given to archaic words, or words chiefly used in other languages (including British English).

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REMINDER: Dictionaries or electronic devices may not be used to help you solve the Boggle board. We will disqualify word lists, as per our discretion, that include too many unusual words. The Boggle Team at The Monsey View

Please note that credit is not given for inappropriate words, words not found on board and words listed twice.

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Beautiful, newly renovated 4 bdrm house available this Weekend/ Shabbos. Chestnut Ridge, close to shul/ mikvah. Large Property. Pictures available. Call 845.356.2101 Text: 917.474.6826 SHABBOS GETAWAY Looking to go away for Shabbos? Family Getaway in Kingston, NY is the place. Call 845-334-9044 or email leah@iloveganisrael.com PRIVATE HOUSE For rent/ brewer area. 4 br. Centrally located near shopping and shuls. S8 ok .price neg.for info. Please call 201-780-3790 APARTMENT FOR RENT 4 room apartment for rent on Maple Leaf Rd. Chosen kallah preferred. Call 845.425.6759 and please leave message. APARTMENT AVAILABLE Brand new 2 bedrm apt avail on West st. 3473884951 CAMP GROUNDS Great location in the Midwest for a summer Camp, 55K SF building, 10 acres, sports

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HELP WANTED ACCOUNTANT Boutique Accounting Practice looking for an experienced accountant to join our team. Email resume to: jobs. boutiquefirm@gmail.com or Fax resume to (646) 792-3313 OFFICE POSITION Company in Suffern seeks to fill two positions for secretary and bookkeeper for PT /FT position, experienced only. Well paid. Please specify which position preferred. Please email avimeyer@ ymail.com JOB OPPORTUNITY Growing nursing home management company

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in Suffern, NY is seeking Accounts Receivable representative. Candidate must be detail oriented, organized and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Suite. Full benefits and competitive salary. Email resume to jobs@carecorehealth. com. OFFICE POSITION Local financial office is currently seeking to hire experienced female for Client processing position. Candidate would need to analyze and obtain a deep view of clients financial profile and credit status. Creative & innovative thinking to draft course plan. Communicating with clients and lenders and standing by deadline. Routinely review financial and account data to confirm accuracy. Send resume to career@goldminecards.com OFFICE POSITION Fast growing business is looking for a dedicated and capable female with excellent phone skills, multitasking, creative and analytical thinking, detail oriented, and reliable to join our professional staff in a very Heimishe professional atmosphere. Office experience preferred. Send resume to resume10977@gmail.com HELP WANTED looking for office manager 9-5. must have great communication skills, basic QB knowledge. Email resume to info@ avrumyssecurity.com JOB OPPORTUNITY Looking to hire a full time worker with great phone skills for a Home Care agency. Transportation from monsey. Great pay for the right individual. Please call 845.641.6113 NOW HIRING Looking to hire a capable and organized person for a Real Estate office whos responsibilities will include admin and bookkeeping functions. ygoldberg@ oaktreec.com FULL TIME JOB Tri-County Care is seeking an HR Specialist to work out of our Monsey office. Responsibilities include screening resumes, scheduling interviews, and onboarding new hires. Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written and be detail oriented – previous office experience a plus. Great

pay and excellent benefits – please email resume to jobs@tricountycare.org GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY! Well-established office in Monsey is looking for a female candidate to join our Finance team. Individual should be detail oriented, organized, and quick to learn. Great benefits plus potential for growth. Please email resume to joboffersmonsey58@gmail.com. HELP WANTED Kitchen and bath showroom in Monsey is looking for a full-time designer/ saleslady to join our team. Requirements: Motivated, organized, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, able to multi-task. We’re looking for a team player who’s hardworking and dedicated to growing with us. Lots of space for growth. Experience preferred. Please email resume to jobs@upgradesny.com

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SALES GIRL Gown store is looking for a responsible and fashion forward sales girl. Must have previous experience. Please email info@ powdercouture.com. HELP WANTED Busy heimeshe showroom in Monsey looking to hire immediately for multiple positions. Full time ( 9-5) Entry level female receptionist, entry level female bookkeeper , and inside sales girl. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain a high level of activity. Will train. Competitive pay. Please send resumes to jtriple7@gmail.com

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Classifieds SUNDAY PROGRAM Female and Male Staff Needed. Energetic and responsible staff needed for Sunday programs for young adults with disabilities. Must drive. Hours Sunday 9-4. Call 845-354-3233 x1121. YESHIVA MANAGER Yeshiva near monsey looking for Faciltiy manager to manage all Maintaince and Upkeep of the Campus Email Resume: hr@ohrnaftoli.org FULL TIME JOB Tri-County Care is seeking an HR Specialist to work out of our Monsey office. Responsibilities include screening resumes, scheduling interviews, and onboarding new hires. Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written and be detail oriented – previous office experience a plus. Great pay and excellent benefits – please email resume to jobs@ tricountycare.org VOLUNTEERS NEEDED/ AVAILABLE To volunteer to feed the sick or elderly, OR if you are in need of this service, Please call 845-352-1016 LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER local drivers for chessed. Please call 845-352-1016 HELP WANTED Are you a creative, hardworking, extrovert with exceptional computer and phone skills who can relate to high school girls? Put your talents to good use in a fun, rewarding job! Contact creativejob8889@gmail.com RESUME WRITER Looking for a job? Want your resume to stand out? Get your resume by us. We write it right. Call 459-0131 or email ResumesWrittenRight@ gmail.com

HELP WANTED Hatzlacha Supermarket ‫זוכט א פרוי אדער מיידל צו‬ Phone Orders ‫צאמשטעלן‬ ‫ און‬845-459-4690 ‫ביטע רופט‬ ‫לאזט איבער א קלארע מעסעדש‬ ‫מיט אייער אינפארמאציע‬ OPEN POSITION For F/T female with proffessional communication. Training provided & career growth. Email resume to: ylieberman@ thefederalsavingsbank.com or 845-640-4120 & leave detailed message. WE’RE HIRING! Broad Management Group - Monsey. Payroll & Benefits - Opportunity to join a growing department. Assist with processing payroll and general human resources function for a growing real estate firm. Bookkeeper - Opportunity to join a growing accounting team. Gain experience in light bookkeeping and office administration. Open to Full time or Part Time.Contact: dschimel@broadmg.com RECEPTIONIST Busy medical office in Spring Valley seeking a receptionist to work on Sundays. Candidate must have good phone and computer skills, be confident and self motivated. Please email resume to frontofficemmh@ gmail.com.

BABYSITTING NEW PLAYGROUP Run by loving and experienced morah. Ages: 18-22 months. In the Blauvelt area. Hours: 9:45-2:30. Text or call Chana 845-825-7059 M&M PLAYGROUP Playgroup in Bates/Horton area. From 9:30-3:00 extended hours available. Please call 352-0903

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Residential Assistant-Chesed 24/7 Women’s Group Home Mon.-Thurs. 3:30-7:00 p.m Sunday’s – 6 hours. ALL HOURS FLEXIBLE Caring, compassionate and dedicated woman to provide support for 3 high functioning developmentally disabled girls. • Teach independent living skills • Provide daily structure and support • Plan and assist individuals with recreation and in house hobbies • Arrange/provide transportation for individuals for outside activities • Must be creative and able to effectively communicate with young women in the program and promote a sense of friendship amongst them. Call: 845-354-3233 X 1121 Efeder@chesed247.org

WARM AND EXPERIENCED babysitter available to babysit night hours in your home or at weddings. References available. Please call 845 499 9272 BABYSITTER AVAILABLE on 73 Francis Place. After school hours available. Also taking Sunday drop-ins. Please call 845-352-1016 BABYSITTER Babysitter in bates area (845) 826 2185

SERVICES DOULA Labor of love LOVE your birth experience, certified CD( DONA) Doula Malky Breuer 845 270 4330 845 362 3480 Malky@mbdoula.com

TENOYIM PHOTOGRAPHY Tenoyim photography by Malky Lefkowitz 845-6645732 Instagram @pixellepics FRUM LADY DRIVER Punctual, friendly, caring, responsible, dependable. Scheduling steady routes and all transportation needs. Excellent customer service! Please call/text 917-750-4105. GARTLECH we fix knitted & crochet Gartlech & make beautiful professional fringes. We also teach how to knit & crochet. call: 917-414-3281 DEBT RELIEF having trubble with finances? join Debtors Anonymous Tuesday night @ 19 Robert Pitt # 113 , 7:30-8:30pm. visit www. debtorsanonymous.org


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Professional graphics course on Adobe programs based on the famous Baily Biederman’s method. Learn Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator in a kosher and fun environment. No internet. 6 slots available. Suri Wachsman 845.356.2101 or 917.474.6826 ARROWSMITH Is your child still in the same place after all that tutoring? The Arrowsmith Program has helped many children become successful in the regular classroom. Please call Mrs. Feuer to find out more 845-304-7053 DRUM LESSONS by Shmuel Klaver - Monsey’s most experienced Shomer Shabbos drum instructor.

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Lessons ($45 & up) given in your home or my studio, to boys or girls ages 10-adult, beginners to professional. Call (845) 459-9935

student of the Music Conservatory in Graz, Austria teaching boys 10 and older. $75 per lesson. Binyomin Kaufman 845 538 1269

GUITAR LESSONS by Moshe Klaver, for beginners of all ages. Very motivating and patient teacher. References available. (845) 746-0925. Shomer Shabbos

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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 SEWING COURSES private sewing course with master teacher Esty Krauss. call or text 845-662-5931 SEWING COURSE One on One, by Esty Krauss. Group forming now for high school girls. call or text 845662-5931. GUILT FREE GLUTEN FREE Challah and cakes all natural ingredients! Heimish hashgacha,Sugar free upon request,free delivery. Call 646-246-6280 to place your order VIOLIN LESSONS Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Heimishe Nigunim. Former

Quality and affordable bar mitzvah photography by Moshe Grunfeld call 845-3621312 or email moshe@ moshegrunfeld.com MATH TURORING Regents/GED/TASC/SAT/ ACT Common Core, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Physics ALL Grades/Levels. call: 845-445-8003 TUTOR AVAILABLE for your elementary school child for Limudei Kodesh and Limudei Chol. Please Call: 845-352-1016 MATH ANXIETY? I can help! All ages. All levels. Regents, SAT Prep, CLEPS, AP courses. Remediation and Enrichment also available Linda 845.538.5319

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Hamaspik of Rockland County is seeking a part time Service Coordinator. Must be detail-oriented, and have a desire to enhance the lives of others. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required Excellent and supportive work environment! Please submit your resume via email to position@hamaspikrockland.org. or via fax to 845-503-1209.

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Pre Purim Special Bring in 2 wigs get 3rd 1/2 off ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 haircuts get 4th 1/2 off

Cut n Style by Leah Wash n Set Haircuts Wedding Hairstyle Little boys Haircuts

845.538.5623 ONE OF A KIND Magnificent cream dress size 0-2 for sale/rent. Please call 845.200.4326 CUSTOM HALBERSTAM Black/white gown/dress size 8-10 for rent. For more info call 845.425.0924

845-376-9979 or 844-6636688 CLEANING/AID Need 2x/week to come clean for 3hours. Must be willing to sign up with community health agency. Call 3477908253

WEDDING KIT for Machetunim to take along. 845-425-2036 leave mess. LADIES BANDS $10 New ladies bands, all lengths. Also berret hats. Call 845 290 8319

ODDS & ENDS

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CHUPAH CARDS Lucite cards. 845.222.0456

DAILY RIDE WANTED Middle aged lady looking for a ride (mon-thur) from Dr. Frank to Kedem (Bayonne NJ) to lve monsey around 8:30 and come back 5:30. Willing to pay. 917-231-8304 lve message

BED REST? We do the laudry for you. call 213-7437 (also looking for volunteers)

MATERNITY COATS very limited supply, 1st come 1st serve. TEXT ONLY 8455212912.

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‫טייערע כלה‬ ‫נוצט אויס דעם יום החופה‬ ‫מיט אן אלבום וואס ענטהאלט‬ ,‫ שיעורים‬,‫ הדרכה‬,‫השקפה‬ ‫ וואכן פאר‬4‫ רעזעווירט‬.‫תפילות‬ 245-352-2560 ‫די חתונה‬ SOUND SYSTEM GEMACH Speakers | mikes | mixers | cables | for your simchas and party’s | 917-382-8809

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SUITCASE GEMACH please call 845-371-9121 MATERNITY COATS 100% down TEXT ONLY 8455212912 GOWN GEMACH mother and sister gowns size 0-12, by appointment only. 845-426-7496 or 845-3523031.

FLORAL BISOMIM for your Simcha - 845-6292785. SIMCHA HAT $25. many different styles and colors. We also accept donations of elegant hats. Call 347 351 1604 BABY GOWNS and 2 pieces. Matching shoes and hair accessories available from 3 months - 2 years. New! Boys line added. 425-3049 LEV DEVORAH Layett gemach 917.697.0790 BABIES LAYETTE GEMACH text 718-551-1732 or email frimitbabies@gmail.com MECHITZA’S 30’ - 5 six’ tables, 10 chairs stands and bus-boxes $100 deposit. $18 Donation call 845-445-8015 or email Mitzvah1@gmail.com


Do you have a Desire to enhance the lives of others? seeking a part time classroom teacher. Warm anD supportive environment. yiDDish speaking preferreD. applicant must possess a master’s Degree for teaching stuDents With Disabilities (birth – graDe 2). please senD resume via email to position@hamaspikrocklanD.org. or via fax to 845-503-1209.

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Classifieds SHIFRA PUAH DOULA Please call to register in advance. 845-587-1649 DVD/VIDEO GEMACH DVDS and portable players for sick and homebound adults and children.425-2660 HOSPITAL SUPPLIES inc. TPN equipment, feeding pumps, NG tubes, & feeding supplies. donate/receive. call 845-746-8293. ELEGANT HATS For short term rental please call 845-517-0838. MATERNITY GEMACH Weekday and shabbos clothing, various sizes. call/ text 845-445-9687 GPS GEMACH Call 845-352-2588. Leave message. (Minimal fee). BRIS GEMACH located in Central Monsey. 617-955-3630. poya, pillow case, outfit, blanket. ROOF CARRIERS For all cars even without bars on roof. 845-659-1863. Monroe: 845-662-7102. ISRAEL GPS No fee. English or Hebrew. Must reserve in advance by email at IsraelGPS@gngroup. com BRIS GEMACH Located on Blauvelt Rd. 356-6215 poya, outfit, blanket and hat.

// gemachim

‎ OT WATER URNS H Please call 845-425-9211 EAR-PLUG GEMACH for ba’alei simcha to protect your guests’ hearing. Baby headsets also available. 845202 -0105. WHITE KALLLAH SHOES. Proceeds go to tzedakah. Call\Text 845-200-0211 TOY GEMACH Keep all the children busy by your simchas with tons of lego and clicks. Call 845578-6513 TABLECLOTHS for your Simchos. Call (845) 371 2105 PACK N PLAY We have New Pack n Plays tova222@gmail.com or text 845-216-4885

MEDICAL BILLING / ACCTS RECEIVABLE Healthcare Management office located near Monsey in Ramsey, NJ is seeking a bright, motivated, organized and detail-oriented individual. • • • •

No experience necessary, we provide training. Transportation to and from the office is provided! Excellent frum environment! We welcome seminary graduates! Apply now for a full-time position. Send your resume or inquire at jobs@fcc-corp.com

PHONE GEMACH free of charge for as long as necessary. Call: 845 579 5538 REFLECTOR GEMACH Hosting guest? Be safe! Wear a reflector. 845-356-0815 SIDDUR GEMACH Sfard: Friedman 845-6087830 Ashkenaz: Shulman845 352 1756 or 845-826-6718 MEZUZOS GEMACH 362.2333 HOSPITAL GOWN for maternity or hospitalization Tzniusdige & Comfortable. 845-425-8687

PIDYON HABEN coins,silver tray, lace box, outfit 845-426-1681 845-6427256 FREE MOVING BOXES Packs of 10x for easy transport. Please call (845) 641-5536. FREE BOXES for moving (mostly egg carton size). Please call 845425-6826 or 845-608-7830.

Donations of flattened boxes are always welcome! BECHER GEMACH Real bechers from our free-loan gemach. 845-377KOS1(5671) KosYeshuos@ gmail.com WE ACCEPT clothing, shoes and household items in brand new condition. To donate or receive please call 845 425 7214

Electrolysis

10+ years experience Using multiple needle and

methods

E l i s h E va s w i at yc k i • 347.714.2106

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5”,6”,7” Gutters Copper and aluminum gutters Over 30 colors 845-782-4473 sales@advancedguttersinc.com

Fully Insured Free estimates

Gutter Guard Installation Cleaning and Repirs

HANDY MAN

WE FIX EVERYTHING Call us today:

845-584-2432

Power Washing

Weekly Office Cleaning

Rubbish Removal

Post Construction Cleaning

cleaning from black to blue...

845.327.6997 Fully Insured

Remove an Ayin Hara R’ Avraham Lebel 718.977.5459 Price: $50 per name - credit cards accepted - Pls leave a message With the endorsement of Rabbanim of ‫בד”ץ העדה החרדית ירושלים‬

Pest? ‫יואל בראך‬

845-393-1475

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Classifieds GOWN GEMACH. South Monsey Ladies gowns and petticoat gemach. Please call or text after 5pm. 347278-1278 COAT RACK Coat racks and hangers for your simcha. Please call 845356-9841 REFLECTOR GEMACH: having guests or having a simcha and need reflectors call 347-977-6816 SIDDUR/CHUMASH 558.4774

// lost & found // free giveaways

FOUND FOUND BEES? Call ‫ יואל בראך‬at Skilled Pest Control. 845-393-1475

Found big Pom pom (from hat) in La Familia taxi 8454455781

LOST Lost gold hoop earrings with diamonds on bottom please call 9176561483

HEATER GEMACH 845 362 8666

Gold bangle with blue stones on Thursday 3/14/19. Maybe in a La Familia taxi or by Park and Ride. 845 425 8519

CHUPPA CARDS. Please call or text after 5pm. 347-278-1278

Diamond bracelet this past Motzei Shabbos in Francis Area. 845-587-4284

FREE GIVEAWAYS

Lost ladies skagen watch in Refuah/Refuah shuttle, Hatzlacha or that area please call 426-1304

ami Mishpacha binah and family first. 8454255683

Red kids hairband (company name: black & White) in KJ Tiles. Please call 845 213 8727

2 cans Enfamil NeuroPro formula. Hechsher is OU dairy. 845-837-9229

Lost a small navy clip-on bow at Vilchocitz Hall parking

6 cases of tube feeding food from JEVITY complete balanced nutrition with fiber (ou-d) 914-260-1822

Lost grey wool boys hat this past shabbos in Carlton/ spook rock rd area. If found please call or text 347-5124753lot, If found please call/ text 558-4218

Our calendar is filling up, don’t wait! Reserve your Pesach garbage can cleaning today!

845.839.4024

info@mrcancleaning.com | www.mrcancleaning.com

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‫אכטונג טייערע קינדער!‬ ‫פארשפרייטס קדושה‬ ‫איבער די גאנצע וועלט!‬

‫זייט אויך פון די גליקליכע 'טעג'‬ ‫גבאים און באקומט‬

‫קנאקעדיגע‬

‫מתנות‬ ‫די ווערטפולע מתנות וועט ווערן‬ ‫פארטיילט לויט די סכום וואס‬ ‫מען האט אריינגעברענגט‬

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‫צו באקומען א ׳טעג‪-‬פושקה׳‬ ‫אדער ווערן א גבאי רופט‪:‬‬

‫‪845.202.2226‬‬


PHOTO CREDIT: JDN

6th grade Yeshiva Bais Hachinuch visiting the Rosh Yeshiva Harav Reuven Feinstein

YKOR 5th grader Shmuli Fishman Mesayim Mishnayos Pe’ah and Arlah

‬‫מלוה מלכה לטובת החזקת ביהמ"ד בארדיטשוב מאנסי‬

.‫האדמו''ר מתולדות יהודה סטיטשין בשיעור לפני פורים בבית המדרש טאשנאד | בילדער אבי ס‬

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‫בס"ד‬

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m i n o Rabbl u Successf s y e n r o t t A ing k n a R h g i H s n a i c i t i l Po Qualified

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International Upheaval March 31, 2019

‫זונטאג שמיני הבעל"ט‬


‫‪PHOTO CREDIT: JDN‬‬

‫אסיפה למען ועד קרן הבנין שע"י קהל אור יצחק ראדוויל‬ ‫הרה"ג ר' אהרן יוסף‬ ‫בערגער ר"י זכרון‬ ‫ישעי' נואם‬

‫חסד ‪ 24/7‬דשיכון סקווירא ביים עפענען זייער ‪'21‬סטע חסד שטוב אין ‪( Northern Westchester‬נעבן קרית נייטרא)‪‎‬‬ ‫ווערט געזעהן צווישן אנדערע הר''ר שלום פסח גרינבערג‪ ,‬אנפירער פון די וועלט בארימטע חסד‬ ‫‪ 24/7‬ארגענעזאציע‪ ,‬ובניו‪ ,‬מיט די פרעזידענט פונעם שפיטאל מר‪ .‬יואל זעליגמאן‪ ,‬דר‪ .‬שניידר‪ ,‬און די‬ ‫באקאנטע רפואה עסקן פון קרית נייטרא הר''ר הערשל לעפקאוויטש הי''ו‬

‫חולי ישראל וואס ווילן‬ ‫וויסן וויאזוי אנצוקומען צו‬ ‫די שטוב‪ ,‬די אדרעס איז‪:‬‬ ‫‪Northern Westchester‬‬ ‫‪400 E Main Street‬‬ ‫‪Mount Kisco NY 10549‬‬ ‫‪914-666-1200‬‬ ‫‪Room location First‬‬ ‫‪Floor of the lobby‬‬ ‫‪Room W156‬‬

‫די קינדער פון צאנזער תלמוד תורה אין מאנסי ביים ארויסהעלפען מיטן בויען זייער נייע חדר | בילדער אבי ס‪.‬‬

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‫בס"ד‬

Mosdos Hatorah are looking for a solution

for the wellbeing of our children

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Rabbonim s y e n r o t t A Doctors s Politician

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International Upheaval


‫‪PHOTO CREDIT: JDN‬‬

‫מעמד חנוכת הבית לביהמ"ד החדש סקווירא ‪ -‬פרענסיס‬

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‫בס"ד‬

Parents want to feel at ease

that they're doing what's right for their children

rldwid o W Sunday

March 31

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Rabbonim s y e n r o t t A Doctors s n a i c i t i l o P

re nfe nc

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718.506.1473

International Upheaval


‫‪PHOTO CREDIT: JDN‬‬

‫דינער השנתי לטובת מוסדות צאנז זוועהיל אין יוניאן סיטי‪‎‬‬

‫לחיים ומעמד קביעת מזוזה במשרד החדש של ר' ישראל הערשקאוויטש ‪-‬מפעל רעבאזוי‬ ‫בהשתתפות הרה"ג ר' אברהם האלבערשטאם בן האדמו"ר מצאנז‬

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‫בס"ד‬

The t n e m n gover ! s m r a al

rldwid o W Sunday

March 31

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Rabbonim s Attorney Doctors s n a i c i t i l Po

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718.506.1473

International Upheaval


‫‪PHOTO CREDIT: JDN‬‬

‫גאב''ד מאקאווא בביקור בעיר מאנסי | בילדער אבי ס‪.‬‬

‫מעמד קדשינו לילדי ת"ת סקווירא מאנסי לחזק נגד נסיונות הדור‬ ‫בראשות הרה"צ ר' אהרן מנחם מנדיל טווערסקי‬

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‫בס"ד‬

A Wellspring of information from the Doctor's desk.

rldwid o W Sunday

March 31

e

Rabbonim s y e n r o t t A Doctors s Politician

re nfe nc

e teleco

718.506.1473

International Upheaval


‫‪PHOTO CREDIT: JDN‬‬

‫מעמד ורוממתנו לילדי חמד דשיכון סקווירא‬

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‫‪PHOTO CREDIT: JDN‬‬

‫מלוה מלכה לטובת ביהמ"ד אמרי חן דעלאטין‬

‫אבות ובנים מלוה מלכה אין ביהמ"ד סקווירא פרענסיס‬

‫מלוה מלכה פאר די קינדער וואס האבן זיך משתתף געוועהן יעדע וואך ביי חברת תהילים אין ביהמ"ד סאטמאר מאנסי‬

‫מלוה מלכה לטובת ביהמ"ד טערצאל‬

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brandaringroup.com

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f tif

gnik

use a mirror to translate this ancient persian text


‫‪PHOTO CREDIT: JDN‬‬

‫מעמד שלשים לפטירת הרב ברעסלויער זצ"ל בבית מדרשו בית תפלה‬

‫פורים חלוקה ע״י תומכי שבת מאנסי לחמש מאות משפחות בראשות הר״ר יעקב יוסף מאסקאוויטש אב״ד באראוו‬

‫אבות ובנים מלוה מלכה אין ביהמ"ד סיקסא‬

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QUALITY MERCHANDISE

SALE ENDS ‫ ראש חודש ניסן‬APRIL 6 AL L P U RCH AS ES M U ST B E P I C K E D U P B E FO R E

‫ראש חודש ניסן‬

ALL ITEMS MUST BE PAID IN FULL AT TIME OF PURCHASE

EARN REWARD POINTS WITH EACH PURCHASE

CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS

BORO PARK 718.871.7841

WMSBG 718.923.6060

MONSEY 845.352.2702

KIRYAS JOEL 845.782.7720


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