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TAPPING INTO THE KEDUSHA ALL WEEK (Re: Shabbos, I’m Waiting for You, Issue 226) You were zoche to write such a special article that touched our hearts; it was so inspiring to read an article on something we’ve been working on over the past while. Our children (mostly teenagers) would like to share a few beautiful ideas of enhancing our level of connection with kedushas Shabbos. Throughout the week, we keep a daily cheshbon of “zachor es yom haShabbos l’kadsho,” doing at least one thing in preparation for Shabbos each day: opening a bottle of grape juice, shopping groceries for Shabbos, baking, ironing, etc. Finally, we are completely ready and waiting to greet the Shabbos Queen five to ten minutes before hadlakos neiros, and in those minutes, we sit together and read something inspirational, like Toras Avigdor for kids. Then, everyone takes on a small kabbalah to go a little bit out of their comfort zone for kedushas Shabbos. Here are some examples: wearing a dress instead of a robe; wearing Shabbos shoes instead of Crocs; greeting others with a “gut Shabbos” instead of “hello” and “goodbye”; and listening to zemiros instead of talking during the seudah. Right after we usher in Shabbos Kodesh, the teens in our neighborhood gather in one home, where we sing Kabbalas Shabbos together, followed by dancing and the singing of heartwarming Shabbos songs. We are currently putting the final touches to a beautiful Seder Kabbalos Shabbos booklet we have put together, which will include davening and songs and will be available shortly. We will gladly share the inspiration. You can reach us at 845-425-3781 or 845-426-6551. Two Grateful Mothers
LEAVE BAKING FOR LAST (Re: Shabbos, I’m Waiting for You, Issue 226) I enjoyed reading about getting ready for Shabbos all week long. Kudos to the mother who can allow fifteen or so little neighbors into her house so close to Shabbos!
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I have one comment on the article that I’d like to bring attention to: I always knew that there is an inyan to bake challos specifically on Friday. When I told my husband about the topic of this week’s issue, he told me that it’s not just an “inyan”; in Shulchan Aruch it actually says that one should wash his clothing on Thursday so as not to be busy with it on Friday, to allow time for challah baking, which ideally should be done on Friday. I must confess that it’s not a hard and fast rule in my house, but when I do bake on Friday, the aroma and taste enhance the Shabbos experience as nothing else in the world can. Shira Weiss
LITTLE HELPING HANDS (Re: Shabbos Is Coming Early!, Issue 226) The Erev Shabbos Helper chart was a hit in my home! We hung it on the fridge and had lots of little helpers, taking great ideas from the chart and from the chore list for specific ages! It was especially helpful since we still look like the “before” picture, with cries for help echoing across our home as the zman looms closer, begging for all able-bodied forces to help us get to Shabbos on time. After being inspired by the article, though, we hope that in the future, Erev Shabbos will start to look like it does in this very amazing writer’s home! Mother of Helpers
TIMELY INSPIRATION (Re: FYI: Challah Bits, Issue 226) Your article on challah facts was really sweet. Especially inspirational were the quotes you included from tzaddikim about the chashivus of baking challah. I approached this task so differently this week! The
inspirational reminder of what a special mitzvah challah baking is made it a labor of love and of awe. M.S.
HAPPILY MUNCHING (Re: Friday Night Munchies, Issue 226) Last week, as soon as I caught sight of your Friday Night Munchies, I whipped out a pan, a few basic ingredients, and within a few minutes, had a container full of Chocolate Corn Clusters waiting for Shabbos. The results were fantastic! Many thanks from the entire family. E.S.
DOING WHAT THE AVOS DID (Re: A Heartwarming Search, Inbox, Issue 226) I’m writing in response to the letter written by Bracha K., where she suggested that it’s time to stop giving gifts to kallahs. I just wanted to point out that the minhag of gifting our kallahs comes straight from Avraham Avinu. When Avraham sent Eliezer to find a kallah for Yitzchak, the Torah goes into great detail, describing exactly which pieces of jewelry he took along for when he would find the right girl. From there we see that giving our kallahs jewelry is the right thing to do. What we can change, though, is the type of jewelry we give. It doesn’t have to be inset with the most expensive stones. Perhaps we can make it the norm to go with cubic zirconia, or lab-grown diamonds, which are as real as anything and a lot cheaper. That will save mechutanim quite a bundle. Nowhere does it say that the jewelry has to be of the most expensive pieces and coming from the most stylish stores, but not giving at all? That’s already a bit too much. Somebody Who Cares
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PA RS H A S VAY I S H L AC H In Parshas Vayishlach, Yaakov prepared for the encounter with Eisav, who was approaching with an army of 400 men. Yaakov divided his camp and arranged the order so that the women and children went last, farthest from harm. Yosef stood in front of Rochel to shield her from Eisavâ€™s eyes, and Yaakov placed Dinah in a box and locked it, lest Eisav see her and desire to marry her. A question arises: While it is understandable that Yaakov would place Dinah into a box to shield her from Eisavâ€™s gaze, why did he have to lock the box? Rabbi Leeor Dahan notes that the Sefer Chassidim indicates that while Yaakovâ€™s motive in placing Dinah into the box was to hide her from Eisav, the reason he locked the box was to prevent Dinah from escaping to go marry Eisav. Dinah did indeed wish to marry, confident that she could bring out the good in Eisav. There is support for the idea that Dinah could have brought out the good in Eisav. For one thing, Eisav was open to change at that moment, as it says,
â€œThereupon, he said, â€˜Travel and we will go, and I will go alongside youâ€™â€? (Bereishis 33:12). Rabbi Dahan adds that the Baalei Tosfos state that when Eisav said he would go alongside Yaakov, he meant that he was willing to go alongside Yaakov in the paths of Torah, and he was truly sincere â€” but Yaakov did not trust him. Yaakov also did not trust in Dinahâ€™s ability to bring out Eisavâ€™s good side â€” and Eisav did indeed have a good side. In fact, Eisav had greater potential than Yaakov. According to the Zohar HaKadosh (Vayeitzei 137b), Eisavâ€™s neshamah came from a higher source than Yaakovâ€™s, but forces of evil clung to his neshamah as it came into the world. The Biala Rebbe, shlitâ€?a, states that Eisav could have been brought close to Hashem, but whereas the influence of the Avos was not enough to return Eisav to the good side, Dinah could have succeeded. By locking her into a box, Yaakov prevented this. By blocking the only possible means for Eisavâ€™s redemption, Yaakov inadvertently sentenced Eisavâ€™s neshamah to spiritual death. Along these lines, the Midrash compares Yaakovâ€™s escape to Charan to be like the escape of accidental murderers to one of the arei miklat (Midrash Tanchuma, Parshas Vayeitzei). The Sfas Emes explains that by not working to bring Eisav close to Hashem, Yaakov â€œmurderedâ€? Eisav. The â€œmurderâ€? was accidental
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because Yaakov was an anav who did not believe himself capable of this task. Was there really no other salvation for Eisav besides Dinah? The Biala Rebbe, shlitâ€?a, derives from a Midrash that even Avraham Avinu himself would not have succeeded in bringing Eisav close to Hashem. The Midrash says that Avraham was taken from this world five years early to spare him the pain of seeing the wicked ways of his grandson Eisav (Rashi on Bereishis 25:7).
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Logically, the Biala Rebbe concludes that if Eisav would have continued to be a rasha during Avraham’s lifetime, then we see that even the tremendous influence of Avraham Avinu would not have been enough to save Eisav. The Biala Rebbe asks how Yaakov could have been expected to save Eisav if even Avraham Avinu would not have succeeded. The answer is that Yaakov could have allowed Eisav to marry Dinah, the only one with the power to influence Eisav. Rashi notes this power as well, when he states, “Yaakov was punished for withholding her from his brother — perhaps she would cause him to improve his ways…” (Rashi on Bereishis 32:23, citing Bereishis Rabbah 75:9) We know Leah was softeyed from crying that she not marry Eisav, as was her original destiny. Her tefillos succeeded, and she married Yaakov. When the Torah introduced Dinah as Dinah the daughter of Leah, as opposed to the daughter of Yaakov, Rashi comments, “Like mother, like daughter.” Indeed, when Leah married Yaakov, her status of being the one destined for Eisav was passed down to her daughter Dinah. The Biala Rebbe concludes that we learn a powerful lesson from this parsha on the tremendous influence a woman can have on her husband, for what had been impossible for the Avos was within Dinah’s power. The message for women is clear: Do not doubt in your ability to coax greatness out of your husband. A good wife can enable her husband to grow in Torah and yiras Shamayim. We must look for the good, knowing it is there, and thus we can succeed.
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When I was first contacted to write this feature, I was certain that I had stumbled upon the luckiest assignment of my writing career. A men’s clothing store? Wait, let me guess: black hat, black pants, white shirt and just a teeny, tiny bit of color on the socks. And so, I called Mr. Avrohom Weiss, founder and owner of Cuff & Co., asked him a few questions about his business and inquired when I could stop by to see the place. Mr. Weiss insisted that I’ll need time and clarity of mind to properly appreciate the Cuff & Co. experience, and he asked that we schedule to meet during a quiet time in the store. This turned out to be easier said than done. At Cuff & Co. quiet times are hard to come by. When we finally did meet on a weekday at 1 p.m., I was surprised that we were still being interrupted by clients of all ages asking detailed questions and soliciting the cordial staff to help them find that perfect pair of pants. Observing the goings-on with a smile, I realized I’d had it all wrong. My black-and-white impression of a full-service men’s clothing store was about to change.
Suit Yourself It might seem obvious in hindsight, but one of the fundamental realizations that led to Cuff & Co.’s founding was the idea of a heimish store selling suit separates. Not everyone is built the same, yet until recently, suit retailers expected clients to buy a suit that comes with a designated pair of pants. Except if you were from the few lucky ones, one of the two items either never fit properly or required costly alterations to properly suit the client. Cuff & Co. set out to find the finest men’s suits from top brands, as well as a wide array of pants options to meet the needs of every shopper. Every day, boys, bachurim and married men walk through the door and simply choose the jacket and pants that they like best. Be it for special occasions, everyday
wear or yeshivah, there are suits available in many colors, shades and designs. This concept has proven to be a tremendous hit with the community and has fueled Cuff & Co.’s rise as Monsey’s premier clothing outlet for boys and men.
Throwing Their Hat Into the Ring Cuff & Co. is far more than a suit store, though. Lining the shelves of their store in the Atrium Plaza is an impressive array of men’s items. Cuff and Co. is the only retailer outside of Borsalino stores to sell the famed Borsalino hats. There, shoppers will also find shirts, ties, coats, cufflinks and so much more, each item among the best available in quality, appeal and price. My eye catches Cuff & Co.’s new gift section where an assortment of popular men’s accessories is displayed. For shoppers seeking that perfect gift for their husband, chasan, son, etc., Cuff & Co. is a place where they’ll never have to settle for whatever the store happens to have in stock. As Mr. Weiss explains it to me, the objective is to be the one-stop spot where every individ-
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getic employee who greets every new customer with an affable “How can I help you today?” Cuff & Co. also provides alteration services and shatnez-checking in-house, conveniences that are of great benefit to customers. And more importantly, the employees go out of their way to make every shopper’s experience a most pleasant one that ends with the buyer thrilled with his purchase, instead of his having settled for an item that only “works.” It is unsurprising, then, that the clientele continues to grow to encompass Monsey’s yeshivah bachurim, ba’alei batim, chassidish families, as well as the entire spectrum of area residents. Before I leave, I ask Mr. Weiss about his future plans. “I’m going to continue doing more of the same,” he responds. “We are constantly expanding our inventory so that we can continue providing the finest and latest items.” He shows me to the table where the newest styles are displayed and selling like hotcakes. “Our focus is always on providing our customers with what they want.” As I head to the door, I pause and ask nobody in particular, “So wait, this was the quiet time?” Mr. Weiss smiles at my question, but a response is not forthcoming. He’s already occupied with another soon-to-be happy customer.
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State Attorney General Calls Out Orange County Town for Anti-Semitism Just days after Governor Andrew Cuomo cited antiSemitic sentiments as he vetoed proposed legislation that would have prevented the construction of an upstate housing development, New York State Attorney General Letitia James has jumped into the fray, filing a motion supporting a local developer’s federal lawsuit accusing Orange County and the Town of Chester of religious discrimination. The Middletown Times Herald-Record reported that James filed her motion in the U.S. Southern District Court in New York on December 5. The legal action names numerous defendants, including Chester’s building inspector, supervisor and three town board members; a former town supervisor; the town; County Executive Steve Neuhaus; and Orange County. It also includes a timeline of events regarding the 431-home Greens at Chester development, which according to James, has a displayed policy of preventing chasidic families from buying homes or living in the community, a direct violation of federal law. In a statement released by James, the attorney general slammed the defendants for actions that she described as “flat-out discriminatory.” “This campaign to deny housing to members of the Jewish community is not only a clear violation of our laws, but it is antithetical to our basic values and blatantly anti-Semitic,” said James. “New York has a longstanding commitment to ensure equal housing opportunities for all residents — regardless of race, gender or religious identity — and we will ensure this commitment is upheld.” Orange County attorney Langdon Chapman protested the action by James and the federal lawsuit, calling it without merit. Officials in nearby Kiryas Joel applauded James for her efforts. “This is not the first time that elected officials in Orange County and the municipalities that surround us have engaged in discriminatory and exclusionary actions, with the sole purpose of preventing the growth of the chasidic community,” said village administrator Gedalye Szegedin. “This pattern is part of a concerted effort to use laws, county permits and frivolous lawsuits to delay and deny chasidic families
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from having quality and affordable housing.” Yossi Gestetner, co-founder of the Monsey-based Orthodox Jewish Political Affairs Council, noted that taking action against a community is unlawful. “Too often local governments in New York and New Jersey abuse their powers in a bigoted attempt to deny Orthodox Jews their constitutional rights,” said Gestetner. “Therefore, OJPAC welcomes when justice authorities intervene such as done today by the New York State Attorney General against Chester, Orange County.”
Port Authority Carpool Discounts to Disappear Next Month The implementation of cashless tolling, designed to make commutes through toll booths faster, while reducing traffic and pollution, is about to hit the wallets of drivers who use the George Washington Bridge and the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. In an announcement made last week by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a carpool discount that was available to E-Z Pass subscribers with three or more occupants in their vehicle will be eliminated on January 5, 2020. The discount, which had already been phased out at the Bayonne Bridge in February 2017 and the Outerbridge and Goethals bridges earlier this year, had reduced the toll from $12.50 during peak hours and $10.50 during off-peak hours to $6.50. According to the Fort Lee Patch, the Port Authority has said that the carpool discount isn’t viable in locations with cashless tolls, because the system’s cameras cannot verify that the car actually has the minimum
three occupants that are required to enjoy the savings. But local officials have argued that point, saying that California, Massachusetts and Georgia have been able to preserve their carpool discounts even after implementing cashless tolls. Calculating that the move will cost local residents an additional $2,125 in tolls each year, New Jersey Congressmen Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell Jr. wrote a letter to Port Authority chairman Kevin O’Toole, calling on the Port Authority to rethink the move. “We oppose any effort that will force New Jersey drivers to carry the burden of yet another costly toll hike, and one that will weigh entirely on the pocketbooks of commuters, make traffic worse, and contribute to further damage of our already-fragile environment,” wrote the congressman. News at the GWB will be going only from bad to worse on January 5, when a toll hike approved in September goes into effect. Under the new plan, E-Z Pass customers will be paying $11.75 during off-peak hours and $13.75 at all other times, while those without E-Z Pass will pay $16 to use the bridge.
Tax Hikes Okayed in County’s 2020 Budget Local legislators can expect to see a significant raise in their salaries next year after County Executive Ed Day signed a nearly $730 million budget that also includes an increase in his own paycheck. The Journal News reported that all of the county’s part-time legislators will see a raise of more than 50 percent, with their salaries jumping from $32,587 to $49,500. Among those who will also be seeing raises are Day, whose salary will increase from $154,560 to $184,500, and Sheriff Louis Falco, who will get a $37,333 pay hike that will bring his annual income to $180,000. Residents can expect to see an approximately $40 tax increase because of the new budget. The budget passed by a 15 to 2 vote, with only Legislators Michael Grant and Nancy Low Hogan opposing the plan. Ramapo Legislator Phil Soskin noted that the raises were the first approved in 15 years and were well deserved, particularly in light of the rising costs of living. “Raises for elected officials are always difficult,” said New Hempstead legislator Itamar Yeger. “Nobody wants to give elected officials raises. People want us to work for free or say we don’t deserve it.”
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happens with those?” Words were tossed around, ideas were aired and thoughts were shared, but Blumi didn’t hear any of it. She sat with her chin resting in her palms, her eyes staring blankly at the wall. Gideon stood near the window, smoking. Strange how a domineering businessman like him could suddenly become practically invisible here, despite being in the same room as the others. He didn’t like getting involved in her family’s financial affairs — and she knew that. But her brothers often asked him for help and advice. Beri had been the one to ask him to join this meeting, as well. “Blumi?” Beri asked gently. The 22 years that separated them in age meant that he always treated her like an elderly uncle treats his niece. Now, with Beri’s being 67 years old, with a long white beard, that tone had only become more pronounced. “What do you say?” “In my opinion, it won’t be simple at all to divide the silver,” she said. “For example, as the only daughter, I really would like Mommy’s candlesticks. You also probably want specific things. The silver yad, for example — does no one want that?”
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“Which silver yad?” Shmulik asked quizzically. “Yad?” Shlomo Aryeh echoed. Blumi looked at all of them. It was impossible that they had heard nothing about it! The only one who nodded was Beri. “Right, the yad,” he said. “But don’t tell me you want it, Blumi. What do you have to do with the yad? You remember that it’s not really all that antique, although it has some value because it is silver and has those semi-precious gems.” “Maybe you can explain to the rest of us what you’re talking about?” Shlomo Aryeh demanded. “A silver yad with stones, which Tatty bought when he was young,” Beri said. Already in the hallway, he called back, “You never saw it?” “Ah, I do remember something like that.” “Me too,” Shmulik added. “Tatty once told me about it, when I wanted to sign a contract with someone and Tatty claimed that the whole business would collapse very fast.” “And was he right?” Blumi wanted to know. Shmulik shrugged. “Don’t remember,” he said. “What do you want from me now, Blumi? In any case, I don’t think he showed the yad to me. He just told me about it.” “Mommy didn’t like it,” Blumi said. “That’s probably why Tatty kept it wrapped up on a top shelf.” “But it’s not there now.” Beri appeared in the doorway of the dining room. “Do you think Tatty might have sold it? Or moved it somewhere else?” “We really need to get this place in order,” Shlomo Aryeh said with a yawn. “Blumi, when do you think you can come back? You’re leaving tomorrow, right?” Blumi glanced at Gideon — or rather at the place where he had been standing a few minutes earlier. Now she saw only the wall, and she heard her husband’s deep voice from the kitchen. He was on the phone, apparently. “That’s what we had planned,” she said, suddenly overcome with a wave of sadness. Making order in the house… clearing things out… emptying the place… She didn’t have childhood nostalgia from this house; her parents had only moved here 23 years earlier, when she was already living in England. But it was still their home. All of her memories of her visits to them in Eretz Yisroel were of this house. “But if you want us to try and find that yad for you, and maybe some other things that you might want, maybe you should stay until after Shabbos. Even if Gideon has to go back. And then we’ll add it to the rest of the silver, and we’ll decide how to divide everything. I don’t foresee any major issues coming up because of it.” Gavriel suddenly raised his head from his coffee cup. “I want to see that silver yad. Is it something valuable?” “Worth pennies, compared to the other things,” Beri replied in his soothing voice. “But it’s strange; I thought it was on the top shelf in the hallway. I see that we really have a job ahead of us, besides all this
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talking.” “One second.” Blumi’s chair squeaked. Now it was her turn to rise, and she walked out of the apartment. One floor above lived Adina Borenstein, nee Plonchak. She climbed the stairs and knocked at the door. She hadn’t planned to do this now, but things had developed very rapidly. She hoped Adina wouldn’t want to chat for too long, because she really had no energy… “Blumi, how are you?” For some reason, Adina was surprised to see her at the door. Truthfully, she had reason to be surprised: in all the years that Tatty and Mommy had lived here, Blumi had never gone upstairs to knock on her friend’s door. It was always Adina who would come down on Friday nights when Blumi was visiting, and she would also often come to visit Mommy. “Baruch Hashem. Adina, tell me, is your son home now?” “My son? Which one?” “The oldest. Or maybe it’s your second to oldest? A bachur of about twenty, maybe a little younger?” Adina’s face registered deep surprise, but she re-
Who needed all these elaborate cakes here? As if they hadn’t gotten up from shivah only yesterday… mained polite. “My oldest is married and lives in Yerushalayim, and then I have a bunch of girls, baruch Hashem. My youngest is a boy, and he’s three. You don’t mean him, do you?” “No. It must be your oldest, then. He lives in Yerushalayim, okay, but he came to my father’s levayah, didn’t he?” “Um, I don’t think so.” Adina leaned on the wall, a distinct awkwardness filling the space between them. “As far as I know, he didn’t make it, because it was pretty early in the morning. I couldn’t even get him on the phone before he left to kollel, to be able to tell him about it.” Blumi thought to herself that ten in the morning wasn’t all that early, and if her son wasn’t learning in a kollel that started at seven, then Adina would have had plenty of time to tell him about the elderly neighbor who had passed away the night before. But she was honest enough with herself to admit that there were probably other things that kept a yungerman busy, aside from the passing of a former neighbor, and she could hardly expect his mother to call him first thing in the morning with the sad news. “Yes, of course,” she said quickly. And then she stopped. Because if the young man who had been
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there — and who looked so much like Adina Borenstein — wasn’t Adina’s son, then who was he? Who had she given the silver yad to? “During the night, before the levayah, there were bachurim in the house who were learning Mishnayos and saying Tehillim in my father’s room,” she said, lowering her voice. She didn’t want anyone downstairs hearing her. “One of them looked so much like you… I was sure that the boys were neighbors, and that he was your son!” “I guess it’s just coincidental that he looked like me,” Adina replied. “Are you sure it wasn’t your son?” “Positive.” “Maybe you could ask him anyway?” Adina shook her head. While her friend truly looked distraught, it was clear that there was nothing she could do; the young man was certainly not her son. “We’re Kohanim,” she said, by way of explanation.
to buy everything she needed, but a dining room table with eight chairs was a luxury, not a necessity, for a young couple, as her father had said. Knowing the scratched Formica table in her parents’ house and the hodgepodge of chairs that surrounded it, Tzippy had been a bit abashed at what she would have that they did not. But her parents had not wanted to argue with Peretz’s mother, so the dining room set had been purchased. Now Tzippy looked at the large table, which was covered with an
wedding, they were still called Peretz and Tziporah Genendel, weren’t they? She sat down on the sofa, picked up the Chinese auction catalog, and flipped through it. Page after glossy page jumped out at her, all attractive photos and excellent graphics. She yearned for the day when she’d reach that level of skill and hopefully have a steady income, but in the meantime, as long as she didn’t even have a normal computer at home, how could she accept any real jobs? True, her seminary allowed any girl who had taken their graphics course to come and work in the afternoons on their computers. She’d stayed a few times after school and designed a couple of booklets, and altogether had earned sixteen hundred shekels. Very nice. But since then, it had been quiet. She couldn’t commit to any serious graphics jobs when she was tied down to the computer in the school building. Perhaps she could ask Korman for a computer? Not money; just a late-model computer with all the graphics programs that she needed. This way she could accept some serious work — if she would be offered the jobs, of course. Tzippy stood up and went to set the table for supper. She folded two pretty napkins, placed the cutlery and plates on the table, and took out the cutting board for the cucumbers. She would have made a cucumber salad, with onions, but Peretz didn’t like raw onions. She had Korman’s address. They had mailed him a warm thank you letter after the wedding. But it wouldn’t be nice to send such a request in the mail. She could try and convey it through the lawyer, Rosenblit. She had his office phone number as well. The knife sliced through the cucumbers, and Tzippy arranged the
For a kid, a supper consisting of a sandwich, cucumber slices and a hot drink really was fine. But for a young woman, preparing a meal for her husband… she wanted to do more.
***** You can’t complain. It was a sentence often said by older people, but right now Tzippy felt like she could relate to every word of it. She closed the big window that looked out onto Nechemiah Street. The pane slid closed with a whispered whoosh. How could she complain when she had this large, comfortable apartment, in the best location, outfitted from top to bottom with furniture that most young couples couldn’t even dream of? How many of her friends had a couch, a bookcase and a dining room table with eight chairs? Peretz’s mother had insisted. “If he’s giving, we will not be embarrassed to take,” she declared. Her parents had been far less convinced. True, they’d agreed that they needed to use the opportunity
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elegant tablecloth. If she wasn’t mistaken, this was exactly the same table that appeared in the Chinese auction catalog sent out by the U’shemartem organization. Their prizes were always the best, so even if she had no idea what her motherin-law had paid for the table — or rather, how much Korman from Australia had paid for it — she could imagine that it was on the expensive side. So, really, she couldn’t complain. Yes, their supper today would consist of bread, cheese, cucumber slices and a cup of coffee, but what was wrong with that? Peretz had said that it was fine; it was enough for him. She wasn’t sure that it would pass muster with her Hungarian mother-in-law, but because it wasn’t her culinary skills that was the issue here, that was not what was bothering her. What was bothering her was the empty refrigerator. Peretz would be appalled to hear of the idea that had entered her mind, but maybe they could try to reach out to Korman? Even after the
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green circles on a small wooden platter. Cute. If only she had a few tomatoes, too… How was Mommy able to make supper with so few ingredients? She felt like she just couldn’t do it. Perhaps this apartment, and everything she had gotten with it, had done something to her. She’d become spoiled… No. Tzippy mentally pushed away the annoying voice. That wasn’t true! For a kid, a supper consisting of a sandwich, cucumber slices and a hot drink really was fine. But for a young woman, preparing a meal for her husband… she wanted to do more. She wanted to have more. And none of this was tzedakah. As her father had said, it was a grant, and she was allowed to take it without worrying at all. She knew that Tatty, Mommy and Peretz’s parents hadn’t actually asked for this grant; Korman had worked very hard to find them. But she didn’t think there was much of a difference. And she was sure that if they would have asked him, before the wedding, about buying a computer so the couple could have parnassah, he would have approved it without any problem. Tzippy set the platter of cucumbers down in the middle of the table and carefully straightened the folded napkin near Peretz’s plate. Then she went to find the lawyer’s number. One ring. Another. How late did they work in that office? Maybe no one was there at seven anymore? “Good evening, Rosenblit and Etzion.” “H-hello,” Tzippy stammered. “I want to speak to Attorney Rosenblit, please.” “Who’s calling?” the secretary asked. “Tzippy Stockhammer. Tziporah Genendel.” “He’s finishing his workday now and cannot take any more calls. Please tell me what you’re calling about, and he’ll be in touch with you within the next two days.” “Oh. I was just wondering if I could ask Mr. Korman from Australia something through Attorney Rosenblit.” “Ask who? Mr. Korman?” The secretary took a memo note from her little stack. “Can you repeat the question?” Rosenblit, who was on his way out, stopped near the secretary’s desk. “Korman?” he asked. “Who is on the phone?” “Someone Stockhammer. I think she said her first name is Tziporah.” The secretary lifted her eyes from the paper. “She wants to know if she can send a request through you to Korman from Australia.” Rosenblit shifted a file to his other hand. “Tell her that Mr. Korman passed away two days ago,” he said. “So I can’t convey any messages to him. If they want to send a condolence card, I’m sure that would be very appreciated. As for me, I’m afraid that I’m finished with this case.” To be continued...
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Harris Withdraws From Race THE PULSE: California Senator Kamala Harris an-
nounced that she is suspending her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. When she initially announced her candidacy, Harris was considered a top-tier contender with a legitimate chance at winning the nomination. Harris’s campaign ran into strong headwinds over her prosecutorial record as San Francisco District Attorney and California Attorney General. As a state prosecutor, she championed legislation that would allow the criminal prosecution of parents of habitually truant children. Many felt that such
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a policy would disproportionately affect low-income people of color. She also took a strong stance on upholding convictions based on dubious evidence. Such positions did not resonate well with Democratic primary voters. Additionally, she obfuscated her position on healthcare. She initially supported eliminating private health insurance and then backtracked and reversed her stance. Her policy positions were not thoroughly developed. Her campaign also suffered from disorganization and mismanagement. On December 3, she ended her campaign by announcing to her supporters that “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.” THE IMPACT: The withdrawal of Harris, who is a
woman of color, leaves the pool of leading Democratic
contenders with an all-white slate of candidates. The Democratic Party, which prides itself on its ethnic diversity, will now be fielding an ethnically homogeneous group at its upcoming debate. Senator Cory Booker is attempting to capitalize on Harris’s withdrawal by presenting himself as the ethnically diverse candidate of the Democratic field. In the days following Harris’s departure, Booker raised over $1 million in new donations. Seeking to capitalize on his newfound popularity, Booker criticized the 2020 presidential field as having “more billionaires” than “black people.” However, Booker is not the only non-white Democratic candidate. Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Deval Patrick and Julian Castro are all ethnic minorities, but none have qualified for the upcoming Democratic debate.
Biden Criticizes Netanyahu and Rips the Palestinian Authority THE PULSE: At a campaign event in Oelwein, Iowa,
Joe Biden once again criticized Bernie Sanders for threatening to leverage aid to Israel for concessions to the Palestinian Authority. Biden called Sanders’s plan “bizarre” and wrong. He also minced no words in criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He cast Netanyahu as an “extreme right leader” and described his actions and recent comments regarding possible West Bank annexations as “counterproductive” and unhelpful for peace. However, Biden saved his most scathing criticism for the Palestinian Authority. He essentially blamed them for the collapse of peace talks brokered by the Obama administration. He said that the Palestinians could have gotten 98 percent of what they wanted, but refused to accept Israel as a Jewish state even though they could have attained independent statehood. He said that he is “tired of everybody giving the Palestinian Authority a pass… as if they’re not continuing to foment all of this.” THE IMPACT: Biden’s comments highlight a differ-
ence of policy between the current Trump administration and a possible Biden administration. The Trump
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November Blockbuster Jobs Report THE PULSE: On Friday, the Bureau of Labor and
Statistics announced that the United States added 266,000 jobs in November, thereby reducing the unemployment rate to 3.5 percent. Leading economists had been forecasting growth of 187,000 jobs. The robust jobs numbers and the beating of estimates caused the markets to rise. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 330 points, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 1 percent. Unemployment is now back to its 50-year low. THE IMPACT: These numbers will undoubtedly
serve to buoy the Trump administration. The health of the economy is a leading factor in a president’s chance of winning reelection. The Trump administration has defied conventional election norms, so it has yet to be seen what impact the economy will have on his campaign. However, this is undoubtedly good news for an administration that has been criticized over its tariff policies and tough positions on trade. As Clinton adviser James Carville famously stated during the successful 1992 campaign to unseat George H.W. Bush: “[It’s] the economy, stupid.” If that mantra holds even in today’s political climate, Trump may be well-positioned to secure reelection in 2020.
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EASY DOES IT! A party by you can be simple to pull off Party planning, recipes and styling by: Rivky Friedman Photo credit: SH photography
I get it. Planning a party can feel intimidating — no matter the season. It’s easy to feel stuck when choosing which piece gets the spotlight or deciding how to revamp a table that looks overdone — or not done enough. But what if we told you that making your Chanukah tablescape can be fun? What if we told you it can be relaxing, even therapeutic? I know, I know, this sounds too good to be true, but such a phenomenon actually exists! As a side note, when I used to flip through the pages of magazines, those nearly perfect tablescapes always intimidated me. “It’s so pretty,” I’d think. “But I could never do this.”’ Yet once I decided to give it a try, I realized that styling a table was actually quite simple! Take it from me — I’m a mother of three-month-old twin boys, and I work out of the house. If it was doable for me, I’m sure you’ll be saying that too! So I’m super-duper excited to break down my stepby-step process to create this gorgeous, fun, unique and affordable tablescape for Chanukah.
GET CRAFTING The first thing you need is butcher paper. This will serve as your tablecloth, so order a roll that’s at least the width of your table. These are available at your local craft store or on Amazon. To create the tablecloth, spread the butcher paper on the table, measure the paper against the length of the table, and allow extra for it to extend on either side. Once it’s measured to size, cut it, and voila! You’ve got yourself a tablecloth. Once you spread out and flatten the paper, the fun begins. Use a white chalk marker or white chalk to decorate:. Take a plastic dinner plate and trace a circle to get that perfect, round shape. Repeat this at each place setting,
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and inside the circle, write the name of the person who will be sitting at that place. Let your imagination soar, and decorate each one however you wish. Once the place settings are done, do a mock setup of the party so you have a basic idea of which foods you’d like to place where, and then label the menu items directly on the paper. Add some neat little designs (shoutout to my friend Elky who helped me with those!), wishes for a hearty appetite, and your paper tablecloth is all ready. For some extra fun, you can hand your kids some chalk and have them join in! The paper can be prepared in advance, and then you can fold it neatly and place it on a flat surface until you’re ready to prepare the party.
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GET COOKING For this party, I want to give all of you hostesses out there a chance to join the fun instead of being busy serving while everyone else is sitting and enjoying themselves. These finger foods take minutes to prepare, are absolutely divine, and are suitable for young and old alike. 136 / THE MONSEY VIEW / December 11, 2019 www.themonseyview.com / 845.600.8484
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Divide a bag of round tortilla chips between two ceramic oven-safe dishes or 9x13â€? pans, pour marinara sauce over the chips, and top each pan with two bags of shredded cheese. Bake at 375Â° for about 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
Be sure to save some for yourself before you put them out because, trust me, these nachos will be gone in minutes!
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Core the inside of a wide cucumber. Fill with sushi rice (cooked according to package instructions), carrots and avocado. Slice and serve with SaladMate spicy mayo.
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SALAD My favorite salad. My easiest salad. My go-to salad. Thank me later!
INGREDIENTS 2 packages romaine lettuce 2 boxes cherry tomatoes, halved 4 cucumbers, chunked 4 avocados, chunked 2 handfuls slivered almonds 2 packages two-tone shredded cheese Large onion-garlic croutons for garnish
DRESSING 1 cup mayonnaise ¼ cup vinegar ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup water 2 garlic cubes Pinch of salt and black pepper
DIRECTIONS 1. Toss vegetables and almonds. Combine dressing ingredients and shake well. 2. Mix dressing together with vegetables (I use a bag so everything stays neat and clean), and top with some croutons and shredded cheese.
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CHURROS This is my favorite. No words needed — just make them!
INGREDIENTS 1 cup water ⅓ cup butter or margarine 2 T. brown sugar ½ tsp. salt 1 cup flour 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract ¼ cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon
DIRECTIONS 1. Boil up the first four ingredients. Remove from heat, add the flour, and mix well. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well, and then add the vanilla. Freeze for several minutes. 2. With a piping bag, pipe small pieces into a heated pot of oil and fry. When ready, coat liberally with cinnamon and sugar. Serve with melted caramel or chocolate.
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Buy some ready-to-bake waffles, and warm them up in a pizza maker or oven. Cut each waffle into four, and top with fish sticks and pipettes filled with maple syrup.
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Prepare a variety of flavored drinks; I like the Jump! brand. You can add a pinch of vodka to the drinks for the adults.
Cut up some fresh vegetables, and pair with SaladMate lemon-garlic dressing (seriously the best dressing out there!).
Fill the bottom of several shot glasses with ketchup. Bake frozen fries according to package instructions (or deep fry your own) and stick a few into each cup.
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Coat string cheese in flour, then in beaten egg, and then in corn flake crumbs. Coat again in eggs and corn flake crumbs. Freeze for a minimum of three hours. Deep fry. Serve with marinara sauce.
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Little heads huddle and brows furrow as the children pore over the catalog with earnestness that probably should be reserved for more scholarly work. After serious deliberation they mark their desired choices. That faraway gleam in their eyes has many a parent rushing out to purchase what their little darlings seem to be dreaming of. It’s natural. We have an innate desire to make our children happy. But are these the gifts our little ones truly want? As our children’s caregivers, we often find ourselves having to read between the lines. What children say isn’t always what they mean. A kid complaining about a tummy ache might be looking for an excuse to get away from a tough school situation, and a child saying, “I like playing alone,” might have been rebuffed by friends. Parenthood asks that we decipher what our children need, typically without the aid of an instruction manual. Learning about the different “love languages” of children, however, can help us get to know our young ones on a deeper level — and learn how to make each child feel truly treasured.
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THE LANGUAGES OF LOVE We all thrive on the knowledge that we are loved and appreciated. Children, especially, need that awareness to grow up feeling secure and confident. One of the more common mistakes we make is to believe that “one size fits all.” Although we know that our children are distinct in their personalities and preferences, we tend to apply similar rules to our interactions with all of them. Perhaps we shouldn’t. After all, what works with one may not work with the other, and what communicates love to one child may not be interpreted in the same way by another child. This Chanukah, let’s gift our children that which they most crave: our love and recognition. By identifying their primary love language, we can start giving based on our newfound understanding, and they will, b’ezras Hashem, glow from the gift of our love.
1. TIME TOGETHER There’s a story told of a little boy who knocked on his father’s study and asked how much he makes an hour. “I don’t have time for this,” the father answered brusquely. “Time is money.” “I know,” the son replied. “You always say that. But how much money, Tatty? How much do you make an hour?” “If you must know,” the father
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replied without lifting his eyes from the papers in front of him, “I make $100 an hour.” “That’s a lot,” the little boy said, sounding disappointed. Later that evening, the father went to the boy’s room to wish him good night. He saw his son feverishly counting dollars and coins, his open piggy bank off to the side. “Here, Tatty.” The little boy held out a fistful of cash. “I only have
$50, but can I please have a half hour of your time?” This story tugs at our heartstrings because we recognize ourselves in the foolish father’s response. We are so occupied with providing our children with all they need that we forget that what they truly need is us. In this busy world of constant responsibilities, many of us feel like we just don’t have time to get to all
we want to — all we have to. And while it may be true that we may need to do complicated mathematics to find even a moment’s free time, it is crucial to remember to schedule in our loved ones. Spending time together is the most elemental and essential form of giving to all of our children, but there are some whose love language begs for it more than most.
Is This Their Language? You might recognize the “quality time–seeker” in the child who begs for the bedtime story repeatedly, asks to play a game, or just chooses to color at the kitchen table while you cook. These children feel loved and warmed by your presence. To these kids, being told to go play quietly in their room, or to be quiet while the grownups talk, is the greatest form of rejection. When they say “Look at me!” as they demonstrate their headstand for the umpteenth time, they are really simply asking you to acknowledge they exist. To them, your loving glance feels as reassuring as a warm hug. Because there are, baruch Hashem, other family members vying for attention, it is of utmost importance to give to these children by making them feel noticed in moments throughout the day, as well as by designating time that is just for them.
Gift Ideas for the Quality Time–Seeker: Your child will feel just as loved by something official, like a trip to a museum or ice cream store, as by your taking him along on an errands run. The particulars of the activity are not nearly as important to him as the fact that you chose to spend the time with him alone. Keep in mind that a trip to the grocery store together, or even a private conversation in the evening as he gets ready for bed, will make him thrive in the security of your love.
2. EMBRACE THE EMBRACE We don’t need scientific studies to regale us with the profound impact physical touch can have and how incredibly comforting a hug can be. Still, countless studies exist that have shown how human touch makes children healthier, happier, calmer and more confident. This was seen in newborns who were held — and later fared better in life than those who were not — to pain that was greatly alleviated by a gentle touch. These benefits are derived from oxytocin, a chemical in the brain whose production is spiked by physical contact. This hormone is also associated with happiness, a reduction of stress and many other benefits. Satir, a visionary family therapist, once said that children need “four hugs a day for survival, eight hugs a day for maintenance, and twelve hugs a day for growth.” Was she pushing it? Perhaps. But of all health-boosting techniques, this one seems most pleasant — and comparatively easy!
Is This Their Language? Children are open books and clearly tell us what they want by what they offer. As adults we recognize the importance of giving based on what
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the other party needs, but children still relate to life from their own perspective. And so they will demonstratively give the brand of affection they crave. The little kid who likes to sit in your lap and hold your hand — or is constantly in your space and touching you — is clearly signaling that they need your touch more. For these children, corporal punishment is more emotionally painful than for any other child. Touch, especially with them, should be loving and gentle.
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Gift Ideas for the Touch-Craving Child: With little children, it is fairly easy to give to them in their love language. From holding them close as they sit on your lap when you tell them a story, to thumb-stroking their palm as you hold their hand, little ones — especially those who speak this “language” — will readily settle in for cozy cuddles. As these kids get older, they never truly age out of their need for touch, but some do shy away from a hug. Still, you can rouse your child each morning with a gentle back rub as you coax him awake, and tucking that blanket more tightly around him will actually make waking up easier and more pleasant.
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As they get older, here are some small ways you can express your love to them: Pat their back (or cheek) when you talk to them, give them plenty of high-fives and fist bumps, touch their arm when you address them, stroke their hair, or simply touch their shoulder when you pass. To them, any gentle touch is a loud proclamation that they are on your mind and you love them.
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3. SWEET WORDS Mark Twain is known to have said, “I can live on a good compliment two weeks with nothing else to eat.” We all love to be acknowledged and recognized for what we’ve done. Hearing it in words means a lot to most of us. These compliments and words of recognition have an even more profound impact on a child whose love language is words of affirmation. Compliments can focus on personality, accomplishments, outward appearance or anything else that affirms a child’s worth. To a child who seeks affirmation, having a performance or other accomplishment rewarded with a gift will leave him feeling empty. Meanwhile, words — especially when written on paper — will mean the world to him. And though no one appreciates being criticized or insulted, to these children, words are especially potent. “Sticks and stones may break my bones,” the old saying goes — but there’s an alternate ending that always rang truer: “...but it’s words that can break the heart.” Or heal the heart, if we do it right.
Is This Their Language? If your child tells you that you are her favorite mommy, or that you are wearing something very pretty today, she is likely hinting that she would love to hear the same from you. These children will beam whenever you praise them. They will positively glow if you do so in the company of others. Older children will love to over-
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hear the way they are (positively) mentioned on a phone call, and little kids will be giddy with joy when you tell their dolly just how amazing their “mommy” is.
Gift Ideas for the Affirmation-Seeker: You can play a family game where everyone writes something they love about each family member, create a little jar with positive things you’ve noticed about your child, or for a meaningful daily connection, tuck a little love note into their school bag every day. Telling your children what you love about them, and giving them genuine and heartfelt compliments, mean the world. For a tangible gift, consider getting them a bracelet, pencil case or other item with a positive quote that relates to their personality emblazoned on it.
4. “YOU’D DO THAT FOR ME?!” When they’re babies, we do all kinds of acts of services for our kids. At a point when they can’t do it themselves, this seems logical. For some, though, even as they grow up and are perfectly capable of doing things on their own, if “acts of service” is their love language, they’ll still want someone to assist them — or flat-out do stuff for them. It has them re-experience the maternal love of their younger years. We all connect to our own love languages, and so, acts of service can seem truly strange to those who don’t need it themselves. But nothing is as meaningful to a child who feels loved when catered to as having their dinner presented prettily, with a complete set of cutlery or a sweetly folded napkin. In the same vein, forgetting to take care of something for them feels like rejection — like we couldn’t be bothered to exert minimal effort on their behalf.
Is This Their Language? The child asking for assistance in buttoning his shirt, even when you’re both aware he’s perfectly capable of doing it himself, is simply seeking reassurance that you’d do it just for him. Sometimes these children will ask for help with their chores, or that you straighten their blankie — again — after you’ve tucked them in. Some parents might find it disrespectful the way their child is constantly asking to be served, but to the child, the act of service simply feels like love incarnate. Typically, what
they ask of us demands minimal effort, but the perceived impropriety of the request might have parents hesitate. It would be wiser not to. This isn’t to say that children shouldn’t be responsible for tasks on their own, but doing it alongside them, or giving them a secret wink and telling them you’ll do it just for them, will have them feeling loved and treasured.
Gift Ideas for the Service-Seeker: These children feel thought of and loved when they see you attempting to make their life sweeter. All children are happy to find their favorite dinner on the supper table, but for these children, it feels like the most loving embrace. Tossing his clothing on a quick WARM cycle in the dryer on a cold morning will make him feel loved, pouring her a drink while she is hard at work will make her feel cherished, and asking your child, “Is there anything I can do for you?” will make her feel adored and, yes, catered to.
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5. “PRESENTS, PLEASE!” “This one I got from Zeidy,” she says, stroking strokes it gently, “this from Chanie, and this from Mimi.” She’s showing off her keychain collection. For some children, gifts are the true measure of affection. Even trinkets are treasured as tangible tokens of our love. To these kids, compliments are mere words, and a hug is sweet but doesn’t last. Gifts, on the other hand, are things, and they assign them tremendous value. Unbeknownst to parents, these children will equate a lack of gifts as a lack of love. When a child shares about the new toy her friend has received, it isn’t necessarily that particular item that she is envious of; she simply wants to remind you that she, too, would appreciate something. But while these children will be as tickled by a favorite cereal as an expensive watch, they do want the gift to
show that you thought about them, that you understand them. Purchasing something simply because it was on sale or the first item you found doesn’t feel like a gift to them at all.
Is This Their Language? If your child holds on to everything she has ever received, remembers who got it for her and when, then gifts might just be her love language. Most children enjoy receiving gifts, but for these kids, the amount of gifts they’ve accumulated are demonstrable measures of love. They give love in much the same way. From their masterpieces in crepe paper to the $2 ring they purchased just for you, it’ll mean so much if their tokens of love are received in the same spirit as they were given.
Gift Ideas for the Gifts-Lover: For gift-loving children, even minor gifts are meaningful. Whether a keychain or pen, it isn’t necessarily the price of the item that gives it its value; rather, it is the fact that you spent thought, time and money on their behalf.
WHAT TO GIVE While we all have primary love languages, most of us can relate to more than one. Children, especially, need their love doses in all formats. So as you’re contemplating gift ideas, instead of poring over catalogs in an effort to determine what items are most popular this year, let’s get to know our children better to make them feel loved and understood. If we plan a game night (quality time!) around a new game (presents!), and we compliment their strategy (words of affirmation!), give plenty of high-fives (the need for touch) and help them pack away the game afterward (acts of service), our children will hold on to the memory and the glow of the night long after the party is over. This Chanukah, let’s give them our love.
The ideas explored in this feature are based on the studies of Dr. Gary Chapman.
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Who doesn’t enjoy being the recipient of an elegant box concealing diamondstudded jewelry or an extravagant gold statement piece? But while expensive gifts are definitely appreciated and glamorous, that is not necessarily what came to mind when interviewees were asked about the most meaningful gifts they’ve received. Instead, they spoke about heartwarming moments of appreciation, about gestures of caring, about the special feeling of owning something of sentimental value. Because gifting is an art: an art of the heart.
BAILA: I was run-down and exhausted, caring for a one-week-old baby while still tending to the running of the house. Bathtime, mealtime, bedtime and morning routines demanded my all with no mercy for my exhaustion level. Laundry started to pile up, the house was in desperate need of a powerwash, dishes filled my sinks, and I felt truly helpless, not sure how I’d manage to go on. Suddenly there was a knock at my door, and there stood my neighbor accompanied by her trusty housekeeper Maria, the one who ran her house like clockwork. “She’s coming to you for the day,” she said in a tone that brooked no argument. “I already paid her… My baby gift to you.” I was so grateful that I couldn’t speak. Looking at my gleaming house that evening gave me a surge of energy and the knowledge that I have what it takes to pull through.
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I was married for a while when I decided that it was time to fill my home with the smell of fresh challos. Wanting to give my husband a taste of home, I called my motherin-law for the recipe of her challos that the family was so fond of. I dutifully jotted down the recipe and drew up a shopping list in anticipation of my new endeavor. That evening there was a knock at the door. I was surprised to see a delivery guy on the other side bearing a large wrapped box. Inside the box was a Bosch machine, a heartwarming gesture that encouraged my new venture and ensured that a very special person’s daughterin-law wouldn’t work too hard kneading challah dough by hand.
My son came home from cheder one Friday, beaming as he showed off the zemiros that his rebbi had rewarded him with. He pointed out the leather cover, the beautiful design, and ever so proudly, his name that had been inscribed on the inside cover. Minutes before the zman, my son approached me with a shy smile, held out the zemiros, and waited expectantly for me to open it. Looking inside, I saw that he had crossed out his name, and in his adorable seven-year-old handwriting, had penned, “A gift to my beloved mother, from your son who loves you so much.” I was so touched by his generosity and how he had gifted me with his dearest possession. Until today, this special zemiros, bequeathed to me by a generous, loving little boy, is what I bentch with each Shabbos.
MIRIAM: The entire family welcomed my newborn son with poignant emotions; my great-grandfather had passed on a short while before, and I was the first one to give the name. At the bris, my grandmother presented me with a silver becher upon which she’d had engraved her departed father’s name, which had now been passed on to my baby, her greatgrandson.
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SARA: My recent move to an out-of-town community and the strict diet a health practitioner had put me on were not compatible. The local grocery carried the bare necessities, and there was no selection for someone who could eat neither wheat nor eggs, dairy or sugar. I never quite felt full. My parents were chagrined to see me when I visited, remarking how much weight I had lost. My mother was concerned that I wasn’t eating enough, and she was right, too. I was so limited in what was available, I explained. I really did not have enough of the allowed foods in town. I returned home with my father’s voice ringing in my ears: “I’m not very worried. I’m sure you’re fine! But for Mommy’s sake, please try to eat more… She’s so worried about you!” Two days later, I stepped outside and saw two shopping bags hanging on my door. Peeking inside, I found a delightful selection of goodies: halva, carob honey– covered rice cakes, nuts, sardines and other permissible stuff that would be out of my budget even if they would have been available locally. My father had gone through the aisles and carefully and lovingly handpicked diet-friendly foods he knew I loved and sent it to the “boondocks,” as he’d jokingly call it, with someone who worked near my home. The contents kept my satiated for a while, but my heart is still full every time I think of the love and concern packed into those two shopping bags.
CHANY: My youngest aunt’s wedding took place on the day before I graduated high school, and much to my surprise, my devoted Bubby attended just hours after marrying off her “baby,” and then presented me with a silver dollar. Just a few years later, my husband used that very silver dollar for my son’s pidyon haben. And since the Kohen ended up returning our coins to us, this coin, a memento that’s close to my heart, is still sitting in my china closet.
ETTI: I was working long-distance, and the schedule was grueling. Three times a week, I had to travel over an hour each way, which meant being up at dawn to catch a bus at 6:45 a.m. On one particularly freezing morning, I arrived to work bonetired and not sure how I’d make it through the day. How surprised I was to find a cute plastic jar full of jellies on my desk! My friend from abroad had arranged it as a little surprise for my birthday. Pure happiness filled me as those cheerful colors painted my entire day with joy and sweetness. It may seem ridiculous how far a jar of jellies can go, but on that freezing winter day (during a particularly stressful time in my life), the knowledge that I have a friend thousands of miles away who remembered my birthday and the fact that I love jellies was just the pick-me-up I needed.
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GITTY: I was celebrating my bas mitzvah, and my grandmother visited personally to wish me mazel tov. From her bag she took out a handkerchief that was personalized with my name. It had belonged to her mother, the grandmother I was named after. My grandmother had preserved and protected it all these years just for me, and now, as I was entering adulthood, she wanted me to have this memento. Even at twelve years of age, I appreciated the value of this special gift. Eight years later, on my wedding day, as I set out to continue the golden legacy my namesake had left behind, it was this handkerchief that I took along to absorb the tears I shed as I davened for the zechiyah to follow in her footsteps.
I was marrying off my oldest son and had a busy house full of young ones. We were stretched thin, physically, emotionally and financially. A dear cousin sent me a check. “Not for the couple,” she warned. “This is just for you to purchase something special for the simcha. It’s not for anyone else.” Although she probably had in mind that I treat myself to a piece of jewelry or apparel, I knew what I wanted. I purchased a beautiful set of linen with matching dust ruffles. Now that I was welcoming a daughter-in-law into the house for the first time, it felt so good to pretty up my home.
During my engagement, my mother-in-law presented me with a lace pouch she’d sewn. In it was a collection of my husband’s (impeccable) report cards, letters he’d penned from camp in his flawless handwriting, and other memorable snippets that gave me a heartwarming glimpse into his life. From all the extravagant gifts I received during my engagement, this one was just so special.
CHANA LEAH: I was sick with pneumonia and feeling awful. But instead of recuperating, I found myself in the company of two young boys in need of nursing care themselves and more TLC than I had energy to provide. Feeling rather sorry for myself — instead of resting in bed, I was being run ragged — I complained to my friend. “What I really need now,” I confessed, “is a ready, prepared breakfast. Just for me.” “Don’t worry,” she replied without missing a beat, “I already ordered it!” And just then the doorbell rang, and there sat a warm, nourishing breakfast.
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In honor of my bas mitzvah (many years ago), my father took me to the store of a step-cousin and bought me a beautiful Doxa watch (you have to be a certain age to appreciate the value of this Swiss-made treasure) with real gold components. This watch adorned my wrist until my wedding. I’m not sure what happened to it in the end, but it was always something very special to me. Just a few weeks ago, my son, a gold dealer, brought us an envelope with some jewelry that someone wanted to trade in for cash. How excited I was when he took out of the envelope three Doxa watches and I remembered the special gift my father had purchased for me.
When my second child was born, my brother-in-law and his wife presented us with two beautiful medium-sized silver leichter, beautifying our Shabbos table and the hadlakos neiros experience. I eventually graduated to a family-sized leichter, but even now, when the baby of that bris is already a grandfather, ka”h, these beautiful candlesticks are often in use, and its flames get kindled by guests and on yom tov.
SHIRA: As a baalas teshuvah with no family, I found life pretty lonely. When a family “adopted” me and invited me into their home and lives, I finally felt cared for. I moved in with them, but worked twice a month in a group home for Shabbos. The first time I went away for Shabbos, I woke up to find a package of homemade rugelach and a heartwarming note hanging on my door, wishing me a pleasant Shabbos. It felt so good. It was truly a special gift.
CHAYALA: After a bittersweet engagement — filled with the heartbreaking sorrow of the tragic petirah of my chasan’s mother, mixed with the joy of preparing a new home — I was standing on the dais, ready for badeken. Suddenly, as the first beats of the badeken music were heard, two of my aunt’s approached me and gently clasped a bracelet around my wrist. Longingly, I looked down at my mother-in-law’s diamond bracelet sparkling on my hand, and got ready to join her family.
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We gaze at the Chanukah licht and see purity, passion, purpose. We wish we could gaze at them forever, that this miracle called Chanukah would last all year. At Ner Mitzvah, manufacturers of all things lights and Chanukah, it is Chanukah all year. Walk into their New Jersey warehouse, and behold 50,000 square feet of light, candles and many other standard and innovative products that can light up your life. And Ner Mitzvah has its inner child too: an entire section of kiddie candles and other paraphernalia in fun colors and shapes that bring light and wonder to children’s eyes.
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Paint parties are a fun and relaxing way to connect and spend time with people whose company you enjoy. And itâ€™s easily attainable even if hiring a professional to conduct a painting session for your family may be out of your budget for a Chanukah night. Follow along as I guide you step by step so you can do it all on your own! 198 / THE MONSEY VIEW / December 11, 2019 www.themonseyview.com / 845.600.8484
CANVASES: SUPPLIES 1 per participant: 11x14” canvas 1” soft bristle brush
The quality of individual canvases vary greatly. Some canvases may cost $20 apiece, while others will be priced at $18 for 7 pieces! Be careful not to overspend as quality is not important for this project. You can also use canvas boards, which are less pricey. For the cheapest option, I suggest ordering canvases from Amazon.
¼” soft bristle brush Large plastic plate Paper towel Plastic apron Toothpick For the group: Plastic tablecloth Large cups of water (1 for every 4 people) 1-inch-wide masking tape Scissors White, yellow, red, blue, brown and black acrylic paints
WARNING: Not all acrylic paints are washable. Be careful while painting, or purchase only washable paints (especially if children will be participating)!
There are many different types of acrylic paints. The smaller the bottle or tube is, the thicker the paint will usually be, and the less paint will be needed for each painting. To paint the picture featured, I used paints by the Pebeo brand. Their 8-ounce tubes of paint should be enough for at least 30 participants. Companies like Sargent Art and Sax True Flow are also great options. Their paints are thinner than the ones shown here, but work perfectly well nonetheless. Their 16-ounce bottles should be enough for at least 30 participants. Paints are easy to find at any local art supply shop or on Amazon.
BRUSHES: Each participant needs two soft bristle brushes — a wider one and a narrower one, as shown. The widths of 1 inch and ¼ inch are only suggestions; buying these specific sizes may turn out to be costly since the cheaper brands tend to come in variety packs. You can simply purchase the variety packs, and make sure there are enough wider and narrower brushes for all participants. These brushes are easy to find at any local art supply shop or on Amazon.
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED: Acrylic paints are water-based, which means that water is used to thin the paint. Water is also used to wash the brushes, and if paint gets on your clothes, wash it with water right away!
SETTING UP: Spread a plastic tablecloth on the surface you will be working on. Prepare each place setting with the supplies needed. Fill large cups or containers with water and place along the center of the table. Fill each participant’s plate with each color paint around the rim, leaving the middle empty. (Don’t start with too much paint; you can always add more if needed.)
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LEARN THE BRUSHSTROKES: Brushes can be used in many ways to create different effects. For this painting I used three basic strokes. #1 In the width — to fill large areas (for the sky and wall).
#2 With bristle tips pointed on the canvas — to create narrower lines. Use water in your paint when creating fine lines (for the tree, menorah, dreidels and shadows).
1. LET’S GET STARTED! Use masking tape to create the window frame. Straighten the uneven edges with a scissors, and press down the tape with your fingertips to make sure no paint will leak in!
2. SKY: Using the wide brush, mix a drop of black and blue paint. Start painting inside the window frame, moving your way across the canvas. Fill the top quarter of the upper frames with this paint combination, and then switch to only blue paint. Continue painting across, until about halfway through the top frames. Now add a bit of white to the blue paint, and paint the rest of the window with this combination. Remember to keep painting across the width of the canvas, and not from top to bottom. To add some dimension to the sky, dip the brush in a bit of dark blue and even less black. Paint small strokes across the sky at random. Then wipe off any excess paint from the brush, and use it to paint over these strokes.
#3 Sideways, like a pen (for the window sill).
The direction in which you paint also makes a big difference, so pay attention to the instructions.
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Wash and dry the brush.
3. WALLS: Mix equal parts of brown and yellow and more white to create the color for the wall. Paint the remaining blank areas of the canvas, as well as the outer edges. Wash and dry the brush.
4. TREE: Using brown paint, draw the tree branch (use brushstroke #2 to paint narrow lines). Fill in the branch with thicker strokes of brown paint. Dab a bit of black paint onto the branch to give it dimension.
5. SNOW: Dip the plastic tip of the thin brush into white paint. Applying gentle pressure, create snowflakes by dotting paint randomly across the dark blue sky. Dip the clean thin brush into white paint. Use brushstroke #2 to paint some snow on top of the branch, overlapping the brown to give the snow a dripping effect. Wash and dry both ends of your brush. Wait for the paint to dry completely, and then carefully remove the masking tape from the canvas.
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6. WINDOW SILL:
Using your thin brush, mix some yellow and white paint. Using brushstroke #3, paint a horizontal line that should overlap both the brown and the white at the bottom of the window.
Mix a bit of black and white paint to create a gray color. Add a dab of water to the mixture so it’s nice and smooth to work with. Using the thin brush, very carefully draw a menorah (using brushstroke #2; see image). Once you are done with the basic shape, add another layer of paint to make the lines a bit wider.
You may want to practice on a plastic plate or paper before drawing on the canvas.
To give it a real 3-D look, dip your brush generously in white paint and dab some at the center of the yellow line.
Using a small amount of white paint, add some “highlights” to the menorah. Be careful not to press too hard with your brush, because these strokes should be very thin and light.
Next, mix brown and white paint with a drop of water (make sure this color is darker than the wall), and create the shadow under the window sill.
Use the plastic tip of the brush and a generous amount of gray paint to create little lines for the base of each flame.
After the white strokes are done, wash the brush, and with watered-down black paint, do the same on all of the menorah branches.
Wash the paintbrush tip, mix yellow and white, and using the same method, create little flames. To make perfect little tips on the flames, use a toothpick to “stretch” the paint up a bit. Add a tiny bit of red at the center of each flame with the toothpick.
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Dip the thin brush into red paint, and draw the outline of a triangle and a little line on top for the stick. Fill in the dreidel, and add some black paint to the side facing down. Repeat to create a second dreidel.
Clean the small brush. Mix brown paint and some water. Lightly brush it directly under the menorah and driedels.
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Your masterpiece is complete! Now go ahead with the most exciting part: signing your name! You can use a toothpick and paint, or a sharpie marker. Take a step back and admire your hard work. Remember that artwork is self-expression, so thereâ€™s no such thing as a mistake! If yours looks a bit different than planned, no worries! Itâ€™s your very own original masterpiece.
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MAOZ TZUR LIGHTING
While it is a much beloved tradition in Ashkenazi circles to sing Maoz Tzur after lighting the menorah, Sefardim generally do not sing Maoz Tzur.
The first letters of each stanza in Maoz Tzur spell out the name “Mordechai,” alluding to the author’s name. In Eretz Yisroel the minhag is to light the menorah outside. To ensure the flames won’t be extinguished by the wind, many light the menorah inside specially crafted glass boxes.
Jews from Aleppo, Syria, who trace their origins back to Spain, from where they were expelled, have the custom to light an additional candle every night of Chanukah in remembrance of the miracles that Hashem performed for them by safely bringing them to a new land.
While Ashkenazi children often have their own menorahs, it is common for Sefardi children to take turns kindling a light in their father’s menorah after he has lit.
Though many light the menorah during the week of Chanukah in their weekday clothing, some chassidim don a shtreimel and bekeshe for lighting.
There is a chassidish minhag to throw items, such as towels, at the one lighting the menorah. According to the Klausenberger Rebbe, Harav Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam, zt”l, this is to represent how the Yivonim would try to prevent the Yidden from doing mitzvos.
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A message of hope is woven into the final stanza of Maoz Tzur, with the first letter of the first three words spelling out “chazak,” reminding us that though “the evil days are endless,” there will come a time that this generation will also experience a great miracle: the coming of Moshiach and the ultimate Geulah.
By: Ruchy Reese
UNIQUE CUSTOMS In Aleppo, Syria, it was customary for the shamash of the shul to distribute to the congregants long candles with which to light the menorah. In exchange, each man would present the shamash with a small donation for the shul.
Yidden in Tunisia had the custom of hanging the menorah at the entrance of their homes, displaying it from Chanukah until Purim.
During the Middle Ages, Italian Jews had the cus-
tom of reading Megillas Antiochus in shul, similar to the way Megillas Esther is read on Purim. Yeminite Jews read the megillah in shul until this day.
Yidden in India have a tradition to light their menorah using coconut oil, as olive oil wasn’t available when the first Yidden settled in India.
Potatoes weren’t common in Iraq, so the iconic potato latke wasn’t actually so iconic there… Iraqi Jews make fried carrot pancakes instead.
MENORAH DESIGNS The walled menorah is commonly lit by chassidim of Bobov, Vizhnitz, Skver, Stolin, Chernyobl and others.
Yeminite menorahs were historically unembellished and made of stone, likely to avoid arousing the jealousy of their Muslim neighbors.
The Chasam Sofer lit a menorah without branches in order to avoid making a replica of the menorah in the Bais Hamikdash. Many of his talmidim and descendants continue the tradition.
The rounded menorah is perhaps the most commonly used.
The Chabad community lights menorahs designed according to the Rambam’s historical depictions.
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אטי!! דּו ִּביזְ ט ָדא? וִ ויַאזֹוי ִּביזְ טּו אטי!!! ַט ִ ַט ִ עקּומען? דּו ִּביזְ ט ִאין ְפ ַראנְ ְק ַרייְך? ֶ ערגֶ ַאה ְ ֶ
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יׁשט. עּבט ׁשֹוין נִ ְ אטע ֶל ְ ָאּבער ַדיין זּון ִאיז ָדא! אּון ַדיין ַט ֶ ֶ נָ אר דּו ִּביזְ ט ִאין ַא ַס ָּכנָ ה ,קּום ,קּום ִמיט ִמיר!
ִאיְך ִּבין גֶ עוֶ וען ִאין ְפ ַראנְ ְק ַרייְך ִדי גַ אנְ ֶצע ארץ ִאיז ַצייטַ ...מיין ַה ְ ִמיט ִדירִ .איְך ָהאּב זִ יְך ארגְ ט ארק גֶ עזָ ְ ַאזֹוי ְׁש ַט ְ וֶ וען ֶמען ָהאט ִמיר חֹוׁשד גֶ עוֶ וען ִאינֶ עם ֶ אדע; ִאיְך ָהאּב אס ֶ ַאמ ָּב ַ ְ קֹוים ַּבאגֶ עגֶ ענְ ט ִליאֹו'ס אטע אּון ׁשֹוין ִּבין ַט ֶ ִאיְך ָדא.
יידי ָהאט ִמיר ָדאְך זֵ ִ ערנְ ט :וָ ואס על ְ אֹויסגֶ ֶ ְ ער ְׁש ֶטער טּוט ייּב ְ ֶדער ֵא ֶ ִאיז גּוטֲ ,א ִפילּו וֶ וען עדיג אּון עק ִ ֶעס ִאיז ְׁש ֶר ֶ ַאלעס ִאיז פּון רֹויע ִריגֶ . ְט ֶ יקר ַאז אֹויבן ,אּון ֶדער ִע ֶ ְ ִדי ֶענְ ֶדע ִאיז גּוט!
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HELP WANTED Sunshine Children’s Home and Rehab Center looking for a FT Quality of Life assistant. Applicant must have experience working with medically complex children, be comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment, have leadership skills and drive. Sunday - Thursday 9-5. Shobbos availability as well. Please email your resume to cbenjamin@ sunshinechildrenshome. org or tsussman@ sunshinechildrenshome.org 914-333-7054 UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY! Men’s Group Home in Monsey is looking for a Yiddish-speaking yingerman to work as steady staff. Hours: Sunday - Friday 7:30am to 9:30am, and Sunday Thursday 3:30pm to 8:30pm. More shifts available during the week. Job includes one Shabbos shift monthly (with family). Great Benefits! Please call: 845-494-1796 AMAZING OPENING! Seeking a reliable direct care worker to care for older boys in a high-functioning group home. Candidate should be caring and able to work 7am-9am and 4pm-9:30pm every day, plus one night a week, and one Shabbos a month. Great benefits! Call 845-503-0261.
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to provide person-centered, comprehensive care management to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD).
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Talmudic Degree with relevant experience
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COST EFFIECIENCY A nursing home group is seeking A Cost Efficiency Manager/ Administrative Assistant. Looking for someone to monitor daily staffing levels, monitor contracts, monitor daily expenses, monitor efficient use of staff, monitor agency usage and overtime. Maintaining a close relationship with financial departments, assisting the department director with his day to day goals and needs, creating and maintaining spreadsheets are a must. Opportunity for growth. Email Resume: CareRiteCareers@gmail.com WESLEY EYECARE is looking for a front desk receptionist and a sales associate. This is a part time position including afternoon and evening hours as well as Sundays. Please call 845-642-6571 or E-mail Weslyeyecare@gmail.com for more information. SEEKING HELPER FOR YOUNG WOMAN Looking for female to work and help out a women with high capabilities and young children . Driver’s license required. Please call 5030267
SEEKING WORKERFLEXIBLE HOURS Looking for a worker to go to individual’s home to care for her child. Sunday – Thursday 6:30 PM-9:00 PM (hours are flexible) Call: 845-503-0230 RECEPTIONIST Looking for a receptionist with a year of experience in basic office work. Prime responsibilities include Taking calls, preparing proposals, and collections. Candidate must have a good verbal and written English, basic computer skills, strong phone skills and great time management skills. Email resume to hr@ opusoperations.com.
BABYSITTING BABYSITTER AVAILABLE Experienced Babysitter available to babysit your baby during the day or overnight. Central location. 845 274 5450 BABYSITTER 3:00-5:00 Looking for a babysitter in my house (Ellish Pkwy area) Monday-Thursday from 3:005:00 for 2 kids. Great Pay! Call 845.304.3239
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BABYSITTER AVAILABLE in the Francis area 9-5. Please call 845-664-5397. BABYSITTER WANTED Looking for lady/girl to babysit in my house from 12:15-3:45. Bluefield area 845608-5688 BABYSITTER Experienced babysitter available. Late night (chasuna) Overnight & weekly. Plz call 845-200-4616
SERVICES DOULA Labor of love LOVE your birth experience, certified CD( DONA) Doula Malky Breuer 845 270 4330 845 362 3480 Malky@mbdoula.com CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES To join the next class please call 845-426-0931. Tzippy Tauber CD (DONA)Certified Birth Doula 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
IT’S TIME! Do you wish to finally make peace with food & your body? 845-746-2231 REFLEXOLOGY Chase those winter illnesses away. Treating cough, sinusitis, ear infections and more. Also natural induction. Treating women and children successfully for many years. L Kruger 845.262.8520 MASSAGES
for women by a licensed massage therapist. Relax with a deep tissue, swedish, pre/ post natal massage. New Hempstead/New City area. Please call 845.201.8251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST Miriam Shurpin, MS, RD, CDN,Healthy Habits for a Lifetime, Insurance accepted. 347 480 1670. rd@ miriamshurpin.com, www. miriamshurpin.com MARY KAY Everything in stock 10% off, plus valuable free gift with minimum purchase. Please call 845-445-7514.
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TORAHANYTIME.COM On demand Torah lectures Video-Audio-download All for free Computer or App for iPhone/Android Or Hotline 718-298-2077 Yiddish Hebrew - English MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING
Warm, professional 25 years exp. Communication. Child & Teen behavorial issues. Dr Yisroel Kaplan, Please call for free phone consult 917-345-5750 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
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General, Family & Children's Dentistry
• Male & Female Dentists available • Sunday & evening hours available. • Most insurances accepted.
2 Pearl Drive
(corner of Pearl & Rt. 306 N. just past Wesley Kosher)
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PETTICOATS FOR RENT! Enhance your gown with just the right petticoat! Kids and adults petticoats for rent! In the Bates area. Call or text: 845 200-4326
PICK UPS 845-461-3084 MONSEY LASER BOUTIQUE Hair removal & skin care center. Shr - ipl. The world’s most advanced technology. For hair removal & skin care!!! Pain free!!! Aviva goldstein | 845-243-0980 SHELVING & MORE For all your custom shelving & around the house handy work & more call/text 347-522-4872 or email to shelvingwork@gmail .com
PRIVATE REBBI/ TUTOR AVAIL Many years of success learning with boys of all ages. Experienced in helping children develop the skills needed for Kriah through Gemara and beyond. For more info contact R’ Y.M. Rabinowitz 201-694-1871 GUITAR LESSONS by Moshe Klaver, for beginners of all ages. Very motivating and patient teacher. References available. (845) 746-0925. Shomer Shabbos COMPUTER ISSUES Need help setting up?? Forgot passwords?? We are here to help with all your computer configurations, Virus & malware removal, restoring deleted data and much more. call or txt 845-418-6427.
LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE STAFF to provide companionship and recreational activities for high functioning independent young women. Job is from 5:00pm - 9:30pm Monday through Thursday and 4:00pm - 7:00pm on Sunday. This is the perfect opportunity to earn extra income and have fun at the same time. LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE STAFF to provide companionship and recreational activities for high functioning young women. Job is from 3:00 - 7:00pm on Sunday, potential candidates must drive and have their own car. This is the perfect opportunity to earn extra income and have fun at the same time.
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Classy welcome packages for your Shabbos aufruf or Sheva Brachos! We have something in every budget; book in advance to ensure availability. Thinking pekelach? We have it! Vacht nacht, birthday, aufruf, upsherin, pidyon haben. PRESENTED 845-2740489 presented0489@ gmail.com FIN ANALYSIS Experienced Woman available for Financial Analysis, Projections, RE Due Diligence and Bookeeping on a project basis. Call/Text 718.755.3299. BAR MITZVAH PHOTOGRAPHY Quality and affordable bar mitzvah photography by Moshe Grunfeld call 917858-1054 or email moshe@ moshegrunfeld.com
EVENT PLANNING Planning a Simcha on a budget? Experienced Event Coordinator is available to assist you L’Shem Mitzvah. Please text 845-538-5522. PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE DO YOU KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR CAMERA? Learn photography on the DVD training course with Raizy Ciment from Vivid Studios (No internet needed) Support & access to the photography community included. 845478-4843 Email support@ vividstudiosny.com for a free demo. TENOYIM PHOTOGRAPHY Professional tenoyim photography by Malky Lefkowitz. Call: 845-6645732 Insta: @pixellepics GREAT OPPORTUNITY wash & sets for $20 haircuts $10. Professionally trained. For appointments call/text Zissy Friedman (845)8370509 BALABUSTA’S SECRET! Rivky’s custom challah dough, Always fresh. Leave the mess to me. Hafroshas challah opportunity. Call, text or WhatsApp 845-5389332
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CUTS & STYLES Great cuts and styles for great prices. Centrally located in the Bluefield / Widman area. 845-232-0488 TRI STATE SHADES Custom shades at affordable prices. SHOP IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME! Monsey/New Square T.Diamant 8452135481. Brklyn/Monroe D.Friedman 9294201398. Lakewood P.Friedman 7327305920 LEARN ENGLISH English lessons for Cheder age and older by an experienced, professional native English speaker. 973727-8375 DEBT RELIEF having trubble with finances? join Debtors Anonymous Tuesday night @ 19 Robert Pitt # 113, 7:30-8:30pm. visit www. debtorsanonymous.org ADDRESSSING ENVELOPES Amazing prices, call for quote, mention ad for a discount. Printing can be done immediately. Call 845-445-7422 or e-mail printingaddresses@gmail. com
MATH TURORING Regents/GED/TASC/SAT/ ACT Common Core, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Physics ALL Grades/Levels. call: 845-445-8003 GARTLECH we fix knitted & crochet Gartlech & make beautiful professional fringes. We also teach how to knit & crochet. call: 917-414-3281 MATH ANXIETY? I can help! All ages. All levels. Regents, SAT Prep, CLEPS, AP courses. Remediation and Enrichment also available Linda 845.538.5319
ODDS & ENDS SEEKING DONATIONS Of toys, arts & crafts, or supplies, in good condition, for a Heimishe Moised. Call 845.500.3100 CHANUKAH ENTERTAINMENT! Prepare a fantastic program! Send in each party participant’s note for six analytical points by a professional graphologist for just $9.00! 845.499.9334
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Community Home Health Care is seeking a qualified individual to join our friendly team. Communicate with aides and patients to staff cases Contact vendors to obtain authorizations Ensure quality service to patients through continuous follow up Perform data entry tasks to keep records up to date **************************** Organized Detail oriented Great communication skills Bilingual ~ Spanish/English Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
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// odds & ends // gemachim
REFER A FRIEND BONUS
BETTER AND FASTER RESULTS
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Toners & Office Furniture
Remove an Ayin Hara
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R’ Avraham Lebel 718.977.5459
We deliver • Corporate accounts welcome
MONSEY SUITES MAKING A SIMCHA? Host your guests hassle free! BRAND NEW 1-2 bedroom suites for rent for shabbos/ day/week near Toshnad/ Nikelsburg. 845-425-0335 SHABBOS HOST NEEDED Looking for a family to take in a high functioning 19 year old boy for Shabbos. Call 845503-0230 DIABETIC STRIPS Looking to buy your extra Diabetic Test Strips. Strictly Confidential. 347-871-7574 PARKING AVAILABLE Pine Brook parking lot available 718-344-1377 leave message
GEMACHIM BED REST? We do the laudry for you. 213-7437 (also looking for volunteers) BIKE RACK GEMACH Fits all cars. Holds up to 3 bikes. 845-659-1863. BLUE LIGHT Gemach in monsey, pls call before. 845.425.1919
BECHER GEMACH Real bechers from our free-loan gemach. 845-377KOS1(5671) KosYeshuos@ gmail.com BEAUTIFUL BENCHERS (not Zemiros) 845-642-0910 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 (845) 213-3646 BABIES LAYETTE GEMACH text 718-551-1732 or email email@example.com BRIS GEMACH located in Central Monsey. 617-955-3630. poya, pillow case, outfit, blanket. BRIS GEMACH Located on Blauvelt Rd. 356-6215 poya, outfit, blanket and hat. BABY GEMACH short term loans of carseats, pack n plays, strollers, pumps and more! 845.397.7724 or visit soralasbabygemach. com.
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Price: $50 per name - credit cards accepted - Pls leave a message With the endorsement of Rabbanim of בד”ץ העדה החרדית ירושלים
BRIS PILLOW GEMACH and benchers with tfilos for bris and pidyon haben: 845213-0602
DVD/VIDEO GEMACH DVDS and portable players for sick and homebound adults and children.425-2660
BRIS GEMACH beautiful bris outfit w hat, poya and pillowcase. Suzzane area 845 425 8359
FREE MOVING BOXES Standard egg carton boxes (eg. Evergreen boxes). We are located in Chestnut Ridge. Call/text between 8-10:30pm. (845) 641-5536
COAT RACK Coat racks and hangers for your simcha. 845-356-9841 CHUPPA CARDS. call or text after 5pm. 347278-1278
FREE BOXES for moving (mostly egg carton size). 845-425-6826 or 845-608-7830. Donations of flattened boxes are always welcome!
CHUPPAH TEFILLOS tefillos and tehillim booklets for the chupa time 845-2130602.
FORMULA GEMACH chani @ 347-267-3640 or Miriam 216-889-3643
CARSEATS & BASSINET and pack n play bassinets. 425-1202
GOWN GEMACH mother and sister gowns size 0-12, by apt only. 845-4267496 or 845-352-3031.
EAR-PLUG GEMACH for ba’alei simcha to protect your guests’ hearing. Baby headsets also available. 845202 -0105.
GPS GEMACH Brand new, updated, with traffic. 845-352-2588 Leave msg. (Minimal fee)
CHUPAH CARDS Lucite cards. 845.222.0456 FLORAL BISOMIM for your Simcha - 845-6292785.
טייערע כלה נוצט אויס דעם יום החופה מיט אן אלבום וואס ענטהאלט , שיעורים, הדרכה,השקפה וואכן פאר4 רעזעווירט.תפילות 245-352-2560 די חתונה
We are seeking a male or female Care Manager to coordinate services for children and youths who have chronic health and/or mental health conditions and their families to develop a care plan and connect them to the right services they need for a better health.
OFFICE POSITION AVAILABLE
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Send resume to:
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8 PERSON JACUZZI AVAILABLE
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT US
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ISRAEL GPS No fee. English or Hebrew. Must reserve in advance by email at IsraelGPS@gngroup. com GOWN GEMACH. South Monsey Ladies gowns and petticoat gemach.call or text after 5pm. 347-278-1278 NEW GOWN GEMACH sisters of the Kallah/chasson. Adult Size 0-12. 845-517- 8808
KALLAH ACCESSORY GEMACH Everything you need for the kallah (except for the gown) Crown, veil, shoes, decktich, fur cape 845-426-0767 לעילוי נשמת We can arrange to have the whole ששה סדרי משנה learned לעילוי נשמתyour loved ones! Call /Text (917) 720-6392 / chofetzmishna@ gmail.com
HOSPITAL SUPPLIES inc. TPN equipment, feeding pumps, NG tubes, & feeding supplies. donate/receive. 845746-8293.
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
HOSPITAL GOWN for maternity or hospitalization Tzniusdige & Comfortable. 845-425-8687
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SIMCHA HAT $25. many styles/ colors. We also accept donations of elegant hats. 347 351 1604 HEATER GEMACH 845 362 8666 ROOF CARRIERS For all cars even without bars on roof. 845-659-1863. Monroe: 845-662-7102. South Fallsburg 845-434-3865. BANDS & HATS $10 New ladies bands, all lengths. Also berret hats. 845 290 8319 MATERNITY GEMACH Weekday and shabbos clothing, various sizes. call/ text 845-445-9687
JWAZE DEVICE 8455965856 leave message ELEGANT HATS For short term rental 845517-0838. MEZUZOS GEMACH 362.2333 MOVING BOX GEMACH New Hempstead area. text 845-642-5286 to arrange pick up GEMACH מוהלים We are ready to sharpen your knives. 718-384-6214 WE ACCEPT clothing, shoes and household items in brand new condition. To donate or receive call 347-731-3851.
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הדרכה וסיוע לפרנסה,ייעוץ
זוכט איר א געלונגענע ארבעטער ?צוגעפאסט צו וואס איר דארפט
!!מיר קענען אייך העלפן
,אויב ווייסט איר פון סיי וועלכע ארבעטס געלעגנהייט firstname.lastname@example.org ביטע שיקט די אינפארמאציע צו 845-356-6900 #116 אדער רופט אריין אין אפיס
PACK N PLAY We have New Pack n Plays email@example.com or text 845-216-4885 PHONE GEMACH free of charge for as long as necessary. 845 579 5538 PIDYON HABEN coins,silver tray, lace box, outfit 845-426-1681 845-6427256 REFLECTOR GEMACH: having guests or having a simcha and need reflectors 347-977-6816 REFLECTOR GEMACH Hosting guest? Be safe! Wear a reflector. 845-356-0815 SHIFRA PUAH DOULA Please call to register in advance. 845-587-1649 SIDDUR GEMACH Sfard: Friedman 845-6087830 Ashkenaz: Shulman845 352 1756 or 845-826-6718 SIDDUR/CHUMASH 558.4774 SHULERT APP Daven at the perfect Minyan with Shulert! https://www. shulert.com
SOUND SYSTEM GEMACH Speakers, mikes, mixers, cables, 917-382-8809 SUITCASE GEMACH 845-371-9121 SCHOOL SUPPLIES GEMACH Accepting donations. New or gently used. 862-505-9546 TOY GEMACH Keep all the children busy by your simchas with tons of lego and clicks. 845-578-6513 TABLECLOTHS for your Simchos. (845) 371 2105 TICHEL GEMACH To receive or donate 845-3717504 TICHEL GEMACH Donations welcome. 845548-0014 WEDDING HAIR PIECES for children 3473001679 THE WEDDING KIT All necessities for Kallah/ Chosson’s family for the wedding night. Leili Nishmas: Perel Gela Bas R’ Shloima. 845-371-2947
Looking - Better Sleep For: - Easier Wakup
t & found // free giveaways WHITE KALLAH SHOES. Proceeds go to tzedakah. Call\Text 845-200-0211 WEDDING KIT for Machetunim to take along. 845-425-2036
DRESSES/GOWNS GOLD GOWN Adorable gold gown by Dassy available to buy or rent. Toddler size 4. Call 422-5596 for more info GOWN FOR RENT
beautiful dark colored gown size 2-4 8455380391 RENT/SALE Black & White Exquisite gown for rent/sale. 845-8262185 FOR RENT Beautiful gowns for ladies and teens for rent. WhatsApp or text 347-278-1278 GOWN FOR RENT Champagne & navy gown size 8 avail for rent. Please call/text 845-521-6544 EVENING DRESS Black with white beading evening dress for sale, size 12-14, cocktail length. 845521-9975 ONE OF A KIND Magnificent cream dress size 0-2 for sale/rent. Please call 845.200.4326 GOWN FOR SALE Magnificent designer gown for sale. Pink/peach with red hand sewn flowers. Size 2-4. Call or text: 347-731-8108. RENT/SALE Beautiful silver & white gowns. Childrens sizes 5,6,8 & 10. With matching sisters sizes 14,16 & 18. 376-7452
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MAGNIFICENT GOWN Exquisite gown for rent size 2-4. White base with mauve & blue embroidered flowers. pls call 845-596-9933 RENT/SALE GOWNS: Mechteniste, sister of bride & maternity 845659-8753. We will also take your gowns on consignment and rent/sell it for you.
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CUSTOM HALBERSTAM Black/white mid-length dress size 8-10 for rent. For more info call 845.425.0924 GOWN RENTAL New Custom gown rental for ladies and teens. Call 845659-2799
LOST watch 306 2 weeks ago Union & 306 area. 845-371-2749 earmuffs 845-371-2749
11/14 on Robert Pitt parking lot by G&G toy for baby carriage. 845-222-1305
baby earring with backs 352.8456
Necklace charm in Monsey. 845-238-0091.
Diamond bracelet in November. Text/lve msg 347362-1256
Took home Monday Dec2 from Ateres Chaya Sura a rain bonnet 356-6215
Diamond Bracelet Nov. 12 btwn Maple Terrace & Vilchovitz. 845-642-3477
Found at the sock shoppe: Expensive gold Shabbos watch. -3.50 contact lenses 2 boxes.
Siddur in Yeshivas Mordechai on Purim 845-371-2749
small baby gold stud earring lafamilia 7/29. 4261612
Diamond earring in a dressing room in Esti’s World of Fashion, Monsey. Yomim Nora’im/Yom Tov time. Call 201-757-4683.
Diamond watch near bus stop in Monroe. Motzei Shabbos Shemini. 845-783-1727
Found at Hosiery Island: blue 7 am bunting. black cardigan with rhinestones
FREE GIVEAWAYS Sukkah-9 wooden panels, size 4X8 - (each is 4 ft wide) 845.425.6644 Closed bottle Ferro-Sequels, 65mg iron plus Vit. C. ¾ bottle Solgar EsterC plus Vit. C 500mg. ½ bottle MaxiHealth Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract.Mattress for hospital bed, brand new. If no answer, please leave message 845-352-5819 China Closet. Take apart and moving it on your own. Call/ text 347-524-9143.
Pendant with diamonds on Carlton Rd. Shabbos Parshas Noach 845-709-0208
I was by mistake given your wic card at reddelicous supermarket a few weeks ago please call 8458264062
expensive scarf on West Maple few years ago. 845709-0208
blanket on rt. 306 8454252649
Master bedroom set 845-4256830
On Maple Terrace bag with 3 Pastel Navy/Red robes. 642-3477
Canon inkjet printer/Fax/ copy/scan. 845.422.1134
before Pesach on Robert Pitt Drive in Monsey near bus stop to Monroe bus gray and white baby blanket. 845-2221305
Baby blanket outside 222 Rt 59. 426-3732
cherry oak Seforim shankbookcase 30” wide, 16” deep 3523849
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שמחת בית סקווירא – ויזניץ – דעעש ב"ב החתן בן הרה"צ ר' יצחק טווערסקי בן האדמו"ר מסקווירא חתן האדמו"ר מויזניץ עב"ג הכלה בת הרה"צ ר' גדלי' משה פאנעט בן האדמו"ר מדעעש ב"ב
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THE PRESENTS PRESENCE OF PARENTS The most meaningful gifts are the ones only you can provide
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