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(Re: Money Habits, Issue 231) I want to thank you and commend you for raising this topic in such a beautiful, real and Torah’dig way. I was raised with the opposite view in regard to finances, and it took years of hard work to change my perspective. Baruch Hashem, now I know that money is not a bad thing and that Hashem has enough to go around. We only need to submit and be a keili to receive His blessings. A Grateful Reader
RE: WRONG TIME FOR WRONG NUMBERS (Inbox, Issue 230) To “Awoken at Dawn” I want to say: I’m sure there’s not much comfort in knowing you’re not the only one trying to catch a few more winks and attempting to go about the morning routine amid the intermittent ringing, but I’m with you. A practical suggestion to all mothers out there who want to minimize chances of gezel sheinah: Preprogram your phones with the phone numbers dialed at unusual hours of the day or night (think a shiur/ hotline that gets you through that final stretch in the wee hours). By ruling out human error during dialing at times when our memory is not at its best, you may be saving the day for a fellow Yiddishe mother. P.F.
A SKIN SOLUTION (Re: The Winter Hunt for Health, Issue 230) Last winter my son had an interesting skin issue on one part of his face. I tried everything, from natural manuka honey to cortisone cream, to all types of oils and moisturizers in between, but nothing seemed to work. When I found the exact same thing on the exact same
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In Dual Appearances, Rabbi Rottenberg Offers Brachos in Albany, Makes Public Statement in Monsey Making his first official remarks since the Chanukah machete attack that shook the Jewish community to the core, Rabbi Chaim Leibish Rottenberg delivered the invocation preceding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of
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Chaverim Saves the Day, Lending Command Center to PIP Police and Rescuing Lost Tefillin They pitch in at all hours of the day and night for those in the Yiddishe community in need of assistance of all kinds, but this time around, it was New Jersey law enforcement who found themselves the beneficiaries of Chaverim of Rockland’s services. Yeshiva World News reported that Chaverim has
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porch provided more than enough light during this mid-afternoon hour. “This house is not for us, Eliyahu,” Elisheva said, after walking around for a few more minutes. She sat down on a folding chair she’d found in one of the bedrooms. “Not for us?” Eliyahu, who was checking the hinges on a door, turned to her. “Why not?” “It’s not… us, such a fancy place.” He looked around, as though seeing the house for the first time. “Fancy? What’s so fancy about it?” She smiled. “The tiles. The paint job. The kitchen cabinetry. All the lighting in the bedrooms.” “Oh, yes, there are lots of cabinets in the kitchen. I didn’t look at them too closely. But it’s good to have a lot of kitchen cabinets, right? That’s what you said when we came to see Tzippy’s apartment.” “Yes, it really is a wonderful thing.” At this point, she almost laughed. “But as beautiful as Tzippy’s kitchen is, this one is almost twice the size, and much more luxurious.” She stood up and went back to the kitchen. Eliyahu followed. “Look at these drawers… the countertops… the glass doors with those etched designs… the recessed lighting… the moldings…” “You don’t like these things? I thought you’d be happy. You never had any of these extras before.” “I do like them,” she admitted. “A bit.” Now she really began to laugh at her husband’s completely practical approach. “But on the other hand, it’s not my style. The children won’t understand…” She trailed off, not sure if he understood her. “I think what’s most important is what we think about this whole thing,” he said, running a finger over the granite countertop. “We didn’t choose to buy or renovate an apartment; we didn’t plan to invest any energy, money, time or patience in it. And we didn’t — the whole
“Deep inside, I love the beauty, and I adore this kitchen, and everything else the house comes with… and I feel strange about that. More than strange. I feel… bad.”
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thing was given to us, as is! This grandeur won’t become the center of our lives. We got this place, so we thank Hashem for giving us some more space for our family. That’s it! What’s so complicated?” Miri was nowhere to be seen. She must have gone out to the large balcony. Elisheva looked around but didn’t answer her husband’s question. What’s so complicated? Her thought process was so not cerebral; it was nothing like her husband’s logical and straight way of thinking. “Look at that huge space for a fridge,” she finally said. “This is all for one fridge?” “Yes, like Tzippy’s.” “But we’re not going to buy a fridge like hers,” he said dismissively. “As far as I know, we didn’t get a grant to buy new appliances, only a lot of space in which to put the old ones.” “I know…” She took a deep breath. “When I say that this house is not for us, I mean that Tzippy’s mother-in-law bought that fridge for her, not me, and she fit it to the size of the space in Tzippy’s kitchen. But what will we do here? We’ll put our old fridge in this huge space? It will look like a wilting flower that some kids stick into a pile of dirt! “And in the dining room, we’ll put our table with our hodgepodge of chairs, and in the girls’ room, we’ll put their cheap, plastic chest of drawers…” She played with the wide, nickel handle of the cabinet on which she was leaning. “You’re forgetting that we’re supposed to be getting furniture for the rooms. But still, what difference does it make?” He rubbed his palm on the edge of the counter. “What bothered you all the years was the tiny space, not the plastic chest of drawers or our collection of chairs in the dining room.” “That’s what I thought,” she whispered. “Now I see that I’m so happy with this house, and not only because of its size. Deep inside, I love the beauty, and I adore this kitchen, and everything else the house comes with… and I feel strange about that. More than strange. I feel… bad.” “I’m happy that you are happy,” Eliyahu said simply. “I think every woman wants a nice house. The question is to what extent the house serves her, or whether she serves it. We won’t buy a big fridge, for example, but what about a freezer, which we never bought because we never had room for it?” And no money for, Elisheva thought to herself. “Now we can buy one and put it next to the refrigerator. This will be a perfect spot for them both.” “Right.” She smiled at her husband’s practical solution. “And this way, it won’t look to you like a flower stuck into a dusty mound, right?” Her smile widened. “Right. B’ezras Hashem, it won’t.” To be continued...
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announced that she would stop withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate. She said that she intends to send both articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate as early as this week. Once the Senate receives the articles, the impeachment trial can get underway. THE IMPACT: Pelosi held back the articles of impeachment as a means of exerting pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Pelosi had hoped to pressure McConnell into agreeing
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to Democratic demands to call witnesses during the Senate impeachment trial. McConnell did not cave to Pelosiâ€™s pressure and refused to accept her demand that the Senate agree to a framework to call witnesses before the trial begins. However, Pelosi was successful in drawing attention to the issue. Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine announced that she is working with a small group of like-minded Republican Senators who are attempting to find a way to call witnesses to testify at the upcoming trial. McConnell himself did not rule out the possibility of agreeing to call witnesses once the trial begins. Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is one witness whom Democrats would like to hear from, and he has recently indicated that he would be willing to testify should the Senate subpoena him.
Iran Controversy Heats Up THE PULSE: Top administration officials briefed Congress on the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. They made the case that Soleimani posed an imminent threat to U.S. interests. President Trump claimed that Soleimani was planning to attack four U.S. embassies. However, many members of Congress were not convinced. Republican Senator Mike Lee called it the “worst briefing” he has ever received on a military issue. Libertarian Republican Senator Rand Paul continued to be critical of the president’s decision. Both have indicated that they would support a War Powers Resolution being introduced in the Senate to limit the president’s ability to take military action against Iran without first consulting with Congress. Staunch Trump ally and supporter Congressman Matt Goetz (R-FL) also announced that he would support the House version of the resolution. In an interview with Face the Nation, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper admitted that he had “not seen” any specific evidence that Soleimani had planned to attack four embassies as President Trump had claimed. THE IMPACT: Trump’s decision appears to have paid
handsome dividends. The strike successfully removed a foe of the United States who was personally responsible for the deaths of many American citizens. The attack served to enhance America’s deterrent capability. It showed that America would not sit idly by while Iran continues to push the envelope with its attacks on American infrastructure in the region. The relatively meek response of Iran to the killing of Soleimani appears to show that the fear that a strong reaction to Iran would trigger regional destabilization was overblown. The mistaken downing of a Ukrainian Airliner by the Iranian air defenses further served to increase the pressure on the Iranian regime. Multiple protests in Tehran against the government and Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appeared to vindicate the aggressive policy of the Trump administration. President Trump sent a message in Farsi to the people of Iran that American stands with them and against their government. However, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group, vowed to take action against America for Soleimani’s death and said that the Iranian missile attacks against the U.S. base was only the beginning, and not the end, of the Iranian response. However, many members of Congress are still livid that the president did not consult them before carrying out the attack. The constitution grants Congress the power to declare war, and the War Powers Resolution of 1973 limits the president’s ability to use military force without Congressional authorization. Past presidents, such as Bill Clinton, have also been accused of violating the War Powers Act. However, under Article II of the constitution, a president has the right to exercise mili-
tary power to defend American citizens. This is why the Trump administration’s justifications for the attack are so important. It is also why the shifting explanations with regard to the type of threat Soleimani posed from different members of the administration are proving problematic. In a recent ABC/Ipsos poll, 56% of Americans opposed the administration’s actions regarding Iran.
Marianne Willamson Withdraws From Race THE PULSE: Self-help author Marianne Willamson an-
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ish-Russian immigrants and is the author of four bestselling books. Her candidacy has always been a long shot, and she did not qualify for the last three Democratic debates. However, she scored some notable moments in her early debate performances, when she drew attention to the Flint water crisis and the outsized influence of corporate political donations.
Cory Booker Suspends Campaign THE PULSE: New Jersey Senator and former Newark
Mayor Cory Booker announced that he was suspending his campaign and would no longer be seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. Booker did not qualify for the upcoming Democratic debate, and even though he fielded an extensive ground operation in Iowa, he failed to poll among the top-tier candidates in that pivotal early-voting state. Ultimately, Booker’s campaign was unable to raise the necessary funds to sustain his campaign, and his message failed to resonate with voters. On the day he withdrew, he was polling at 2% nationally. THE IMPACT: Booker’s withdrawal from the presidential race allows him to concentrate on his campaign for reelection to the Senate in 2020. Booker has a political career ahead of him, and that is likely part of the reason why he decided to call it quits on a presidential campaign that he realized was out of his reach. Booker is a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and he was instrumental in getting the First Step Act criminal justice reform bill passed in the Senate. Booker is also a leading proponent of gun control legislation. Booker retains his status as a force to be reckoned with within the Democratic party, and some are touting him as a possible vice presidential contender.
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Centuries before the invention of Motrin and antibiotics, the Rambam, a brilliant physician, taught us to eat in a way that nurtures our bodies, minds and souls. In the following recipes, the spotlight is on ancient grains, which offer more nutrients than the refined grains available today. These superfoods have made a comeback recently as people are experimenting with foods that taste great while nurturing and protecting.
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An entire meal in one bowl — and a healthy one at that. Farro is packed full of fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a great alternative to refined grains.
INGREDIENTS 4 chicken cutlets 1 cup pearled farro 18 oz. frozen broccoli 1 cup purple cabbage Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste Olive oil, for drizzling
2 T. honey 2 T. soy sauce 2 T. ketchup 2 T. rice wine vinegar 2 garlic cloves, crushed
Using quinoa as a binder instead of bread crumbs makes for a healthy yet succulent burger.
1 tsp. sriracha sauce Sesame seeds, for garnish
½ cup quinoa
Handful of roasted, salted sunflower seeds
1 cup water
DIRECTIONS 1. Rinse farro under cold water. Add 2 cups of water to a small pot and bring to a boil. Add farro and pinch of salt. Cover and let simmer on low-medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes or until water is absorbed. Set aside. 2. Preheat oven to 450°. Place broccoli in a sheet pan, and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and a drizzle of olive oil. Bake for fifteen minutes. 3. In the meantime, mix honey, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, garlic and sriracha. Dip cutlets in sauce, coating both sides. Once broccoli has baked for 15 minutes, add chicken to the same pan. Lower the oven temperature to 400° and roast for an additional 20 minutes. 4. Remove from oven and top cutlets with sesame seeds. To assemble grain bowls: Divide cooked farro evenly among four bowls. Top with sliced cutlets, cabbage, roasted broccoli and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds
1 tsp. salt, divided 1 lb. ground beef 1 egg 1 T. soy sauce 1 T. ketchup 1 tsp. garlic powder ¼ tsp. black pepper
DIRECTIONS 1. In a small pot, add quinoa, water and ½ teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then lower the flame. Cover and simmer until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool. 2. In a large bowl, mix quinoa with remaining ingredients and form patties. Saute in a preheated frying pan with a bit of oil until golden — 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
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The sweet potatoes and mandarin oranges are interchangeable in this recipe. You can use the sweet potatoes to add substance or just the mandarins for a lighter version.
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1 cup buckwheat 1¾ cups water Pinch of salt 1 tsp. oil 1 sweet potato, cubed (optional), prepared with: 1 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. honey Salt to taste 1 (11 oz.) can of mandarin orange segments (optional) 1 cup pomegranate seeds ½ cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds 1 box washed and checked baby spinach
DRESSING ¼ cup light olive oil
1 tsp. mustard
1 T. lemon juice
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. honey
⅛ tsp. pepper
DIRECTIONS 1. Rinse buckwheat with cold water and drain well. Add water, salt and oil to a pot. Bring to a boil. 2. Add buckwheat and cover the pot, leaving lid tilted. Lower heat and simmer until water is absorbed. Set aside. 3. Preheat oven to 400°. Season sweet potato cubes with honey, olive oil and salt to taste. Roast for 50 to 60 minutes.
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Cordova, Spain, 1148 Jewish life in Cordova was brought to a halt when it was overrun by the Almohades, an extreme and aggressive Muslim sect. Until that point, Cordova was a bastion of Torah and Yiddishkeit where Jews enjoyed a serene existence, steeped in learning and a connection with Hakadosh Baruch Hu. The Almohades heralded their unsolicited arrival with a brutal decree for the Yidden: Convert or be killed. A great number of the community was ruthlessly murdered. Some, however, were unable to withstand the pressure and converted. Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, later known as the holy Rambam, was but thirteen years old at the time. His family was of the few locals who managed to escape. Gone were the peaceful days of his youth. Gone was the opportunity for calm, undisturbed learning with his father, Rabbi Maimon, the dayan of Cordova On the streets of old Cordova, Spain
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and a talmid of the Ri Migash. Gone was the extensive seforim library of Rabbi Maimon, burned by the Almohades. In its place, a new life began. For the next eleven years, the Maimon family was on the go, running from one point of refuge to another in their quest for a peaceful place to reside. They wandered through Spain and Northern Africa, eventually settling in Fez, Morocco. Here, too, the Almohades spread their sphere of influence. Many Yidden converted to Islam outwardly, keeping the Torah in secret. The Rambam publicized his Iggeres Hashmad, which discussed the issue of apostasy in depth. Before long, his condemnation of such conversions pitted him as a primary target of the ruling Muslims. Thus it was, that about five years
after settling in Fez, the Rambam returned to the escape routes, this time setting out for Eretz Yisroel. After a short while, for unknown reasons, the family sojourned yet again, this time settling in Fostat, Cairo. Remarkably, it was against this backdrop of persecution and instability that the Rambam established his repute as a leading Torah authority. He began writing his first great work, a commentary on the Mishnah, in his mid-twenties. The manuscript came along with him on his travels and was finally completed once in Fostat.
Fostat, Cairo, 1171 A few months after the family settled in Fostat, tragedy struck
Overview Reb Moshe ben Maimon was born in Cordova, Spain, on Erev Pesach 4895/1135 CE. He was orphaned from his mother at a young age. His father, Rabbi Maimon, was a direct descendant of Dovid Hamelech. When the Rambam was thirteen years old, savage Muslim rule in their hometown led the family to flee. They wandered for more than a decade, stopping in Fez, Morocco, and Eretz Yisroel before eventually settling in Cairo. A halachic authority, the Rambam authored many seforim, including Peirush Hamishnayos, Mishneh Torah and Moreh Nevuchim. The Rambam also demonstrated medical brilliance, promulgating discoveries in health and healing, and serving as royal physician. He was niftar on 20 Teves, 1204, and was laid to rest in Tiveria. Chief in prominence in gedolei Sefard, the Rambam illuminated the entire Torah world for all generations with his rich legacy.
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with the passing of Rabbi Maimon, the Rambam’s revered father and teacher. The Rambam’s younger brother Dovid undertook to support the entire family, entering the field of diamond trade. It was a quintessential Yissachar-Zevulun partnership; Dovid handled the business affairs, and the Rambam learned without financial concern. Soon this arrangement, too, fell upon misfortune. On a business trip to India, Dovid’s ship sank at sea. Most of the family’s wealth, converted into a collection of precious gems to be traded, went down in the Indian Ocean along with Dovid. The Rambam was deeply affected by the loss of his brother. Aside for his personal bereavement, this turn of events forced Reb Moshe to take over the family’s finances. No longer could he remain enclosed within the four cubits of halacha without a care. Turning to the education of his youth, which included mathematics, medicine and philosophy, he began to practice medicine. His fame as a doctor of note spread quickly. The Grand Vizier Alfadhil appointed him as personal physician. Soon the Rambam was hired by Sultan Saladin. The Rambam’s rise to prominence was not taken lightly in the royal court. The former Muslim physician of the Sultan as well as other court ministers constantly sought ways to diminish his influence and even eliminate him altogether. Brilliantly, and with much siyata d’Shmaya, the Rambam outwitted their every attempt.
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The Rambam’s days were packed full; he held three positions at the same time! The Rambam once wrote about it in a letter, commenting that he barely had time left to learn. The strain of his daily schedule was incredible. After a long day in the Sultan’s court, the Rambam would arrive home only to find it crowded with patients seeking his medical counsel. The burden of the community’s affairs fell on his shoulders, too, as the official “Naggid” of the city. Similar to the Reish Galusa in Bavel, the Naggid was responsible to collect all Jewish taxes and represent the Jew-
ish community in the royal government. And, of course, this was all in addition to his religious responsibilities as rav. Despite all this, the Rambam authored many seforim. Looking at the veritable library attributed to his name, one can wonder how he had the time and ability to compile, research and write so many major works in his lifetime. And yet, the
writings of the Rambam merely took up a sliver of his schedule!
Prolific Author The Rambam’s novel approach in writing his seforim was unprecedented and never replicated. He sought to explain the Torah in a manner so that every Yid could achieve true clarity, and he used drastic new measures to organize the material. To this end, he usually wrote in Arabic, the prevailing language in his region, but his works were soon translated into
The Rambam’s description of the basic symptoms of pneumonia — acute fever, pain in the side, short, rapid breaths and serrated pulse and cough — are still referenced to by doctors even today!
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Yerushalmi. In line with his systematic way of thinking, the Rambam arranged it by topic rather than by following the order used in Shas. In response to the study of Greek and Arabic philosophy that was unfortunately gaining popularity among Yidden at the time, the Rambam authored his next work, the Moreh Nevuchim. It was written with a philosophical slant, aimed at shedding light to those already exposed to foreign thought. Still, Moreh Nevuchim was criticized for opening the eyes of sheltered Yidden who may never have had questions in the first place. Lashon Kodesh. His first major work was the Perush Hamishnayos, an extensive commentary on the Shisha Sidrei Mishnah. Included in it are his famous Shemoneh Perakim, which includes an introduction to Pirkei Avos, and the thirteen ikrei emunah. The Rambam stated that every Yid must believe in all these principles, for it is kefirah not to. These passages of Ani
Maamin, found in our siddur today, are a somewhat revised version of the original verses. The principles are also written poetically in the tefillah of Yigdal, at the beginning of Shacharis. The Rambam’s next monumental opus was the Mishneh Torah, also known as the Yad Hachazakah. In it, the Rambam compiled halachos and minhagim from Talmud Bavli and
Proficient Physician Shortly after he began to practice medicine, the Rambam became known for the devoted and compassionate way in which he treated patients — on top of his advanced skills and knowledge. He paid close attention to anyone who needed his care, Yid or gentile, rich or poor.
The Gates in Fez In Fez, the Rambam’s fame as a scholar who excelled in Torah and academia spread among Yidden and Muslims alike. Before long, his strong stance on the issue of forced conversion earned him the Muslims’ contempt, and he was personally persecuted as a threat to Islam. One day, he was chased by a gang of Muslims. As he approached the city gates, the mob nearly overtook him, and the Rambam called out Hashem’s name. A lion suddenly appeared at the gate, and many of the gang retreated. But then they resumed their chase, and as they neared the second gate, the Rambam cried out the Shem Hashem again. This time his pursuers found themselves chained to the ground. At the third gate, a pillar of fire separated the Rambam from the Muslim gang. These gates are called the Lion’s Gate, the Gate of Chains and the Gate of Fire until this very day.
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As the sultan’s personal doctor, the Rambam’s fame spread even farther. From as distant as England, he was contacted by King Richard the Lionhearted who wanted him as his personal physician, too. The Rambam ultimately turned down the offer, preferring to remain in Egypt where he used his status to help his brethren under Islamic rule. The Rambam bequeathed us with more than fifteen treatises on the theory and practice of medicine. He made some discoveries way back then regarding medical issues we face today, such as asthma, hepatitis and hemorrhoids. His description of the basic symptoms of pneumonia — acute fever, pain in the side, short, rapid breaths and serrated pulse and cough — are still referenced to by doctors even today! The Rambam also described diabetes, positing that it was less common in cold Europe and more prevalent in warm Africa. In his seforim, the Rambam mentions medicine and guidance for leading a healthful life. Physical well-being and caring for our bodies, he notes, are part of our spiritual obligation. The Rambam didn’t believe in merely treating symptoms of disease. With a “whole body” approach, he first examined the patient’s eating habits, fitness levels, and emotional and psychological well-being. Both in times of health and illness, he advocated the mind-body balance.
Twilight Reb Moshe ben Maimon passed away shortly before the age of seventy. His wish to be buried in Eretz Yisroel was fulfilled, and he was laid to rest in Tiveria. The site of his kever, frequented by many, was recently renovated, and placards of the passage, “M’Moshe ad Moshe lo kam k’Moshe — From the time of Moshe Rabbeinu until Moshe ben Maimon, there was no one like Moshe,” still stand.
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ikki (Hanna), an 11 year old girl and an only child, thrived under her parents diligent care in their home all her life. Numerous individuals, with the aid of a local Agency, schemed against Rikki’s parents to have her forcefully removed from their home and to have her placed as a foster child in one of the collaborator’s homes. The collaborator’s scheme succeeded by involving Social Services (ACS) in their malicious agenda. Through false accusations, they had Rikki torn from her parents on October 15, 2018. The foster parents claimed to be protecting Rikki with an eventual plan to reunite her with her parents. At the same time, they were secretly filing to permanently adopt her.
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to have a The foster parents, in conjunction with the Agency, deliberately disobey doctors orders and do not provide Rikki with her proper dietary, educational (IEP/ IESP) and medical needs. Rikki’s wellbeing has therefore deteriorated drastically to the point that her life is in danger. In addition, the Agency does not allow Rikki to recite brachos and the foster
parents force her to be mechallel Shabbos. Rikki is extremely distraught in her forced foster home and cries to be brought back home to her parents. She incessantly screams at the foster parents: “You’re not my Mommy and Daddy!” “I want to go home!” The foster parents and Agency constantly threaten Rikki from sharing her feelings with her parents of the painful truth of her situation in the foster home. In the meantime, on April 4, 2019, the Agency succeeded in convincing the court to completely sever the biological mother from any contact with Rikki, while attempting to execute a similar scheme against the biological father, with the direct intention of quickly facilitating adoption. With Hashem’s help, together with much help from the community by means of public funding and influence, the adoption that was scheduled for August 15, 2019 was postponed for two months. On October 17, 2019 the scheduled adoption was again deferred, and the mother’s visitation rights which had been suspended for over six months were finally restored. From the day the biological parents entered court on April 14, 2016 to the present day, all claims against the parents made by ACS, the Agency, the foster parents, and their cohorts have been disproven with irrefutable evidence. Despite all this, Rikki is still not being returned to her parents due to “concerns.” No explanations are being provided as to what the “concerns” are, and the Agency together with ACS are utilizing all their tactics and resources to achieve permanent adoption in court on January 14, 2020.
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The parents have summoned the opposing parties to Bais Din but the parties refused to come. The Rabbonim have therefore stated that this issue must be dealt with in a legal manner. There is a case specific legal process available that is guaranteed to bring Rikki home quickly, but the legal fees to proceed with it are $180,000. The Rabbonim have stated that “According to the Torah, this is a true mitzvah of pidyon shvuyim and hatzolas nefashos and the child must be returned at all costs.” Hashem is on Rikki’s side, as He always has been (see Koheles 3:15) and will ultimately make her and her parents succeed, but as human beings, we must do our part. Please help these parents with as much as you can to bring Rikki home safely. May this campaign only reunite Klal Yisrael, stop the sinas chinom and motivate all those who harmed Rikki to do immediate teshuva, and thereby allow for the geula sheleima to come!
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Everyone knows the name of the Rambam — but do we really understand his impact? Many influential people have walked this planet, leaving a mark that’s felt even long after they’ve passed on, but few have single-handedly accomplished as much as Rabbeinu Moshe ben Maimon, the heiliger Rambam. With medical knowledge that catapulted him to a position of great prestige and led to the authorship of several volumes on various health topics, the Rambam earned his place in the annals of history as a physician par excellence. For this, his name has been plastered across buildings, institutions and journals and is held in high esteem even by those who have little to do with Torahtrue living. But even more profound than all of this is the impact the Rambam had on Yiddishkeit. It’s not for naught that his tombstone bears the words, “From Moshe to Moshe there arose none like Moshe.” Aside from his incredible intelligence and analytical thinking, the Rambam was known as a gentle soul, unable to turn away those who sought his help. In a letter to his friend, Rabbi Shmuel ibn Tibbon, the Rambam discouraged him from undertaking an arduous and dangerous sea journey, explaining that it would be impossible for them to meet for more than a few minutes. He described his overtaxed schedule, which in-
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volved waking early and traveling every day (aside from Shabbos) to the Sultan’s palace to care for those who required his medical services. This alone was nearly a full day’s work, but then there was still a return journey and many more hours of attending patients in his own home. In the Rambam’s own words: When I come home, my foyer is always full of people — Jews and non-Jews, important people and not, judges and policemen, people who love me and people who hate me, a mixture of people, all of whom have been waiting for me to come home. I get off my donkey, wash my hands, and go into the hall to see them. I apologize and ask that they should be kind enough to give me a few minutes to eat. This is the only meal I eat in twenty-four hours. Then I go out to heal them, write them prescriptions and instructions for treating their problems… I talk to and prescribe for them even while lying down on my
The Daily Rambam In 1984, the Lubavitcher Rebbe established a daily learning schedule for the Mishneh Torah. Thousands of people each day learn the Rambam on either the three-chapter or one-chapter-a-day schedule.
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Also Known By The Mishneh Torah is also referred to as the Yad Hachazakah, which alludes to the fourteen sections of the work. “Yad” has a gematria of fourteen. The Mishneh Torah, being the Rambam’s greatest work, is often simply called by his name, as in, “Did you learn the Rambam today?”
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And yet, despite the pressure of work responsibilities few can imagine, the Rambam was one of the most prolific contributors to the world of Torah learning. Neither the burden on his body nor the one on his soul stopped him from accomplishing what few can even fathom. The Rambam was intimate with suffering, having been orphaned of his mother at a young age and exiled from his homeland. It was during this especially difficult time, while fleeing the Muslim sword, that the Rambam wrote his first great work, a commentary on Mishnay-
os known as the Sefer Hamaor. “I was working on this commentary under the most arduous conditions,” he wrote, “as we were driven from place to place... while traveling by land or crossing the stormy sea.” An average man may have given up the goal of scholarship due to the circumstances — but the Rambam was no average man.
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mekabel ol Malchus Shamayim in simple faith, far away from the eyes of those who hated them. For the rabbanim of the northern kehillos, philosophy was automatically associated with the free-thinking communities of Spain — communities that had lost large numbers of religious adherents to foreign concepts that had lured them away.
There were rabbanim in Southern France who shared the views of their northern brethren, believing the Moreh Nevuchim and Sefer Hamada to present significant spiritual dangers for those who were not sufficiently prepared to delve into the philosophical depths. This was a machlokes between the poskim, though many great rabbanim were in favor of the dissemination of these texts. The Ramban, who was born during the Rambam’s last years, also felt that some of the concepts within these seforim were not meant for the masses. To that end, he proposed that Sefer Hamada be learned, but not Moreh Nevuchim. The controversy over the seforim died down when the Dominicans, a segment of the Catholic Church that went on to lead the Inquisition, burned these seforim — claiming they were blasphemous and a stumbling block that prevented the Yidden from converting to Catholicism. At that point, all of the Yidden realized that the Rambam’s honor had been terribly affronted. The controversy fizzled out, and over the years, the Rambam’s various seforim have been afforded a place of honor on Yiddishe bookshelves all around the world.
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that even their mitzvos were held against them as sin. The Rambam, departing from his usual manner of gentle encouragement, wrote a scathing letter in response, rebuking the “long-winded foolish babbling and nonsense.” Point by point, he refuted that person’s position, clarifying the halachos of conversion under duress for the suffering community, giving them hope and strength. And while the specific aspects of that supposed conversion only involved uttering a statement without involving violation of the mitzvos, the Rambam nevertheless ended the Iggeres Hashmad stating that one should choose exile and “...leave these places and go to where he can practice religion and fulfill the Law without compulsion or fear.” Likewise he wrote, “If he is compelled to violate even one precept, it is forbidden to stay there. He must leave everything he has, travel day and night until he reaches a spot where he can practice his religion; the world is sufficiently large and extensive.” Through the Rambam’s wise guidance and utmost clarity in halacha, not only were Yiddish lives saved, but Yiddishe neshamos, as well. And his reach continues to affect us today, largely in part due to his magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah.
The Mishneh Torah Walk into any seforim room and there, upon the perhaps potbellied shelves sagging under the weight of their holy tomes, you’ll surely find the Mishneh Torah, a staple in every Yiddishe home. No matter one’s nusach of prayer, style of dress or pronunciation of Lashon Kodesh, each and every Yid knows that the Mishneh Torah is a wonder in its own league. But what exactly is it
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that sets this collection apart from anything that came before or after it? Aside from the fact that the Rambam, a young exile, began this world-changing compilation at a mere 25 years of age, the breadth of Torah covered in the Mishneh Torah is astounding. When he set out to write the Mishneh Torah, he had in mind to make the laws of the entire Torah accessible to every man. Though the Rif before him, the heiliger Rabbi Yitzchok Al-Fasi, had penned Sefer Ha’halachos — a groundbreaking compilation that extracted the laws a Yid must know from within the depths of the Gemara — the Rambam went a step further and codified the entire body of Torah law by topic, including those halachos that are not currently able to be fulfilled. The Rambam wrote in his introduction to the Mishneh Torah: ....A person will not need another text at all with regard to any Jewish law. Rather, this text will be a compilation of the entire Torah Shebaal Peh, including also the ordinances, customs and decrees that were enacted from the time of Moshe, our teacher, until the completion of the Gemara, as were explained by the Geonim in the texts they composed after the Gemara. Therefore, I have called this text Mishneh Torah; a
person should first study the Written Law, and then study this text and comprehend the entire Torah Shebaal Peh from it, without having to study any other text between the two.
There were those who feared that the Rambam was attempting to do away with the study of the Gemara, but that was not his intent at all. His goal with the Mishneh Torah was to provide a simpler format for the average man to understand and have within his grasp the full scope of Jewish law — but not at the expense of studying the Gemara. In fact, in the laws detailed in Talmud Torah (1:11), he writes that one-third of a man’s study time should be devoted to the Gemara. In the attempt to make the work more accessible for all Yidden, the Rambam wrote the Mishneh Torah in Lashon Kodesh instead of Arabic (which he used for all of his other works), or the traditional Aramaic. He also used brevity in language, and for that reason, failed to cite his sources. On this point, the Rambam wrote that he regretted the omissions and that should time allow him, he would go back and compile them. He was, unfortunately, niftar before being able to accomplish this. It is fascinating to note that the last two chapters of the Mishneh Torah, in the sefer entitled Malachim u’Milchamos (Kings and Their Wars), deal with a set of halachos that our nation has never yet been able to fulfill, but pray to fulfill every day: the laws related to the era of Moshiach. There he writes of the tasks that Moshiach is required to accomplish in order to actually be crowned Moshiach, and he describes what Moshiach’s times will be like. He also reminds us what it is about Moshiach that we truly look forward to. In the Rambam’s own words: The chachamim and nevi’im did not yearn for the coming of Moshiach in order to have dominion over the entire world, to rule over the gentiles, to be exalted by the nations, or to eat, drink and celebrate. Rather, they desired to be free to involve themselves in Torah and wisdom without any pressures or disturbances, so that they would merit the World to Come, as explained in Hilchos Teshuvah. In that era, there will be neither famine or war, envy or competition, for good will flow in abundance, and all the delights will be freely available as dust. The occupation of the entire world will be solely to know Hashem. –Hilchos Malachim U’Milchamos, 12:3–4
The coming of Moshiach is about shleimus haTorah, about fulfilling Hakadosh Baruch Hu’s will in entirety and living our lives in exquisite closeness with Him. Though we may not, at this very moment, be able to keep all of the laws and ordinances decreed upon us, by learning this sefer that the Rambam has gifted us with, we will be better prepared for that day when it comes, bimheirah v’yameinu.
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The Rambam is famous for his incredible contributions to the Torah world, but during his lifetime, he sought not to financially profit from his vast Torah knowledge. To that end, he also worked as a physician. A man of tremendous knowledge and wisdom, the Rambam was enormously successful as a doctor, and many people are familiar with his preventive health guidelines. Much of this guidance can be found in Mishneh Torah, Sefer Hamada, De’os, chapter four. These guidelines cover everything from nutrition to sleep to bathing to exercise, and most intriguingly, come with an alluring promise: a long life. Before setting out to detail his guidelines, the Rambam placed them in the proper perspective, stating: “Maintaining a healthy and sound body is among the ways of Hashem — for one cannot understand or have any knowledge of the Creator, if he is ill.” The following is a brief summary of the Rambam’s guidelines for health as related to diet, exercise and sleep. (There are other guidelines that can be found in De’os, chapter four, which are not included here.) Before reading the advice, keep in mind the words of Rabbi Leib Kelemen, who points out that this information was stateof-the-art over 800 years ago, but if a pointer contradicts modern medicine, one should heed the advice of modern doctors whose knowledge is drawn from more recent research based on current conditions. Always seek the guidance of your doctor before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.
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The Rambam’s Guidelines Walk to raise your body temperature before you eat. Alternatively, exert yourself in some other way to the point of sweating each morning, rest a little to regain your composure, and then eat. Bathing in hot water after this exercise is also beneficial. Afterward, wait a short while and then eat. Always eat while seated, or while reclining on your left side. Never eat unless hungry, and never drink unless thirsty. Never eat until your stomach is full; stop at three-quarters of full satisfaction. After eating, do not exert yourself until the food has been digested. Never put off relieving yourself, even for an instant. Sleep for eight hours each night, and time your sleep so that you awaken just before sunrise. Sleep on your right side at the beginning of your sleep, and on your left side for the final portion of sleep. Wait three or four hours between eating and sleeping. Do not nap during the day. Eat poultry before meat, and eggs before poultry. In general, eat lighter foods before heavier foods. Foods that have a laxative effect, such as grapes, figs, mulberries, pears, melons, certain types of cucumbers, and
certain types of squash, should only be eaten before the main meal. Foods that have a constipating effect, such as pomegranates, quinces, apples and certain pears, should be eaten immediately after the main meal, and not in large amounts. In the summer, eat foods without many spices, and include vinegar. In the rainy season/winter, eat seasoned foods, many spices and include mustard and sharp foods. The following foods are extremely harmful: large fish that are aged and salted, cheese that is aged and salted, truffles and mushrooms, meat that is aged and salted, wine from the press, cooked food that has been left over until it produces an odor, and any food with a bad smell or a very bitter taste. These are like poison to the body. Other foods that are harmful, though less harmful than those mentioned above, should only be eaten in small amounts and not often. These include large fish, cheese or milk that was left out more than 24 hours after milking, the meat of large oxen or he-goats, horse-beans, lentils, chickpeas, barley bread, matzos, cabbage, leeks, onions, garlic, mustard and radishes. Foods that are harmful, though less harmful than those listed above, include waterfowl, young pigeons, dates, bread roasted in oil or kneaded in oil, flour that has been sifted until no bran remains [white flour], fish brine and pickled fish oil. Do not eat these in large quantities. Figs, grapes and almonds are beneficial, whether fresh or dried. As long as one exercises, exerts himself greatly, does not eat to the point of satiation, and is able to relieve himself with ease, one will not suffer sickness and will grow in strength, even if he ingests harmful foods. Whoever is sedentary, does not relieve himself when he has the need, or is constipated, will be full of pain for all of his days, and his strength will fade away even if he eats the proper foods and follows the rules of medicine. Overeating is like poison to anyone's body. It is the main source of all illness. Most illnesses that afflict a person are caused by harmful foods or by filling one’s stomach and overeating — even healthful foods.
Interestingly, there are foods that the Rambam lists as harmful that many today consider to be healthful, such as chickpeas and dates. Chickpeas, and all beans, but especially red kidney beans, contain a toxin called phytohaemagglutinin. It is important that the cooking of all beans, including chickpeas, includes fifteen minutes of vigorous boiling to remove this toxin. Dates are an excellent source of potassium, but too much potassium can lead to hyperkalemia. Thus, while dates are considered very healthy today, one should not eat too many each day. Furthermore, modern science seems to confirm that restricting calories does indeed lead to a longer life in lab animals and has been shown to slow the ageing process in humans. Another concern regarding the Rambam’s guidelines for health is whether or not his promise of long life still holds true. Unfortunately, we are living in times when there is chemical contamination in everything, from the air we breathe, to the food we eat, to the water we drink, and this may have a negative effect on our health no matter how hard we work to maintain it. In modern times, we must try to avoid exposure to pollutants as much as possible. A study conducted at Michigan State University in East Lansing showed that living with HEPA air filters reduces blood pressure by an amount similar to the effects gained by exercise or reduced sodium diets. That said, we should certainly do what is within our power, and doing our best to maintain a healthy lifestyle can only help. Ultimately, the Rambam’s advice seems to be to use moderation in life: to eat, but not too much, and not the wrong foods (whatever those may be); to sleep a full eight hours each night, and not to nap; to exercise, etc. Maintaining our health is a vital component of our avodas Hashem, and there are many steps we can take to do so, from fixing our diets to improving our sleep schedules. May it be with hatzlacha!
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HOW PARENTS CAN HELP THEIR CHILDREN AFTER RECENT TRAUMATIC EVENTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD BY: GELLY ASOVSKI, LCSW-R, RPT-S Many parents and children are very overwhelmed, given the current climate of anti-Semitism. People are afraid that they could be the next target wherever they go around the neighborhood or visit the malls. This is a scary time for all of us. I’d like to share with you all some coping tools you can use to help your children calm down, sleep better and feel better after the recent disturbing incidents. This art technique is a part of EMDR RTEP (recent trauma events protocol) and EMDR GTEP (group trauma events protocol) crisis intervention protocol that was developed by Israeli EMDR trauma experts to help people after terror attacks. These coping tools will help you, the parent, as well. Please do these art therapy exercises together with your kids for optimal results. The first thing we want to learn about is what’s called a Safe Place Exercise. I want to help you and your children find a safe place that can help all of you access a sense of safety and stability when feeling unsettled. Some children and adults can’t access safety at any given moment. It’s too hard. (You can switch the name of this exercise to Calm Place to reduce triggers associated with feelings of a lack of safety.) Gather your children around the kitchen table. Get some pens, pencils, crayons, markers and blank papers. Talk to your kids abound the idea of remembering times and places that helped them feel safe and calm. Some children may need you to give them suggestions for this activity. Do not pressure your children to draw something that doesn’t resonate with them.
These are some suggestions of what children and adults think about when they imagine a safe place: 1. Being tucked into bed 2. Relaxing on the couch 3. Mommy lighting Shabbos candles 4. Reading a book 5. Parents being home at night 6. The family eating supper or a Shabbos meal together 7. Taking a warm bath 8. Eating Mommy’s yummy cake or a favorite meal
Some examples of happy places: 1. Family vacations 2. Visiting grandparents 3. Visiting cousins 4. Playing with siblings and babies 5. Day camp or sleepaway camp 6. Playing sports or other games 7. Playing with dolls 8. Playing with jewelry or creating hairstyles 9. Sitting around a campfire 10. Hiking
9. Going to shul with Tatty
10. Visiting Bubby’s house
Any suggestion a child chooses is okay if it works for them.
13. Getting a massage from Mommy
Some additional “calm place” ideas:
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1. A mother’s kiss
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2. Cuddling with Mommy or Tatty
3. Visiting a favorite relative or friend
17. Lessons that a child takes or wants to take
4. Being at home, whether in the bedroom, playroom, kitchen or dining room 5. Taking a bubble bath 6. Wearing their favorite pajamas 7. Playing with their baby sister or brother 8. Listening to music or a story 9. Being at a rebbe’s tisch 10. Attending an Avos Ubanim or girls Sunday program In addition, you can also discuss happy places and draw things that make you and your kids happy.
18. Taking a trip to Eretz Yisroel This activity should be done when you are well rested and in a frame of mind to focus on your children’s needs. I hope this art therapy exercise helps your family regain some sense of stability. If you or your child is not able to take care of basic daily activities due to heightened levels of fear, please consider reaching out to a licensed mental health professional. The full EMDR RTEP and GTEP protocols help adults and children debrief after trauma and can be a huge help to anyone who is struggling in the aftermath of traumatic events.
Gelly Asovski, LCSW-R, RPT-S, in a social worker in Monsey specializing in all things children and families for over 18 years. Gelly is EMDR-certified and an EMDR Consultant in training. Gelly is a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. For any inquiries, please call 845-538-7563.
Attention Monsey Community: In response to the recent traumatic events in the frum community, I am organizing a
Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) for EMDR trained therapists. This new chapter of EMDR-TRN is being formed in order to mobilize, train and prepare EMDR therapists to address any trauma in the frum community with appropriate EMDR crisis intervention. Clinicians who have completed full basic EMDR training are welcome to join. Please email me at Gellyasovskilcswr@gmail.com
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Life at a Glance MENACHEM, age 24: works in sales LEAH, age 23: runs her own business sewing custom gowns and dresses ARON, age 3.5 MIRIAM, 18 months Both kids are in daycare. In the past year, Leah has had to cut down on work because Miriam has been sick a lot. Menachem’s job isn’t bringing in enough to cover, and their debts are catching up with them. Real numbers and real facts. Identifying details have been changed to protect privacy.
Recap: Finding themselves in serious debt, Menachem and Leah realize that it’s time to take charge of their finances.
We’ve scheduled an appointment with a financial coach — I finally talked Menachem into it. He’s still really upset about my not agreeing to the cash advance, but at least we agreed not to talk about it anymore. We’re very serious about this meeting; by now we’re both willing to do whatever it takes to turn our financial life around. I know we have our work cut out for us, but I feel like change is coming. Menachem, on the other hand, is still skeptical about this; he feels that as good as the coach is and whatever plan we come out with on paper after our session is over, we still have to go home to face an empty fridge, stacks of bills and a landlord we can’t pay. I’m not proud of the beginning of our meeting. It feels like we’re both telling on each other — nitty-gritty things like my picking on Menachem’s sesame chicken takeout (which he buys way too often! He never eats my food anymore) and his attacking my cleaning help. I kind of expected the coach to tell us what a deep mess we’re in and how horribly we botched up, but I’m pleasantly surprised when he gives us hope. He tells us, “Don’t blame each other; support each other. You are victims of the credit card company’s marketing tactics and of the American debt mentality.” He helps us realize we’re not the only crazy ones — that this is something many, many people go through. Yes, we made some not-smart decisions, but that doesn’t mean we’re not smart. He encourages us to stop being so hard on ourselves and on each other, and to support each other through this. He says, “You can — and will — make this work. The past is gone, so learn from your mistakes and focus on the future.” I’m excited to start doing just that.
These feelings are very common. Many people are reluctant to pay a financial coach to sit with them when they’re behind on rent and groceries. And the truth is, Menachem is right — we coaches don’t give out any magic potions that make the bills go away. But we do help you get your financial pegs in order, pinpoint what is going wrong, plan out your goals, and help you create a strategy to get there. You will leave with a clear plan of action and the hope and peace of mind that it brings. At the end of the day, what you end up paying your financial coach is peanuts next to the money you’ll earn and save with the insights you gain from him.
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Menachem: We are hesitant to give up our credit cards right away, so the coach encourages us to lock them into a fireproof box. Borrowing money is a very big deal. I never realized that when I swipe my credit card in the shoe store, I’m technically taking out a loan… He tells us that once everything is paid off, we should have plastic surgery — where we cut up all of our cards and do a confetti party. The sound of it makes us smile. The coach helps us create an inventory of all the debts we have. There’s place on the sheet for assets, but we currently own nothing. Seeing it all in black and white is overwhelming; we owe more money than I wanted to let myself believe. $33,242.67! But there’s also relief in having it all written down in one place; my brain can let go a little, and it feels like the first step toward the future. I can do this!
Coach’s Take • Lock your cards up in a fireproof safe. Use only debit cards — no more credit. • Create an inventory of all the debts that you currently have. Knowing what you’re facing makes it easier to conquer.
MENACHEM AND LEAH'S DEBTS CREDIT CARD
Capital One xx57
Capital One xx69
Capital One xx25
Capital One xx74
Private loan from family
• Create a monthly budget. List your income for each month as well as your expenses. If there’s a gap and the expenses don’t get covered by the income, something drastic needs to happen.
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DEBT INVENTORY Get on track! List all your debts here, and work along with us to pay them off. D. Number in terms of priority. We like to snowball debt from lowest to highest, but if there’s a debt you need to pay off first — like a loan from a close friend — put that first.
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A. List each of your credit cards, private loans and other debts here, in the order of lowest amount to highest amount.
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MENACHEM AND LEAH’S DEBTS Reordered from lowest to highest and in terms of priority Rent
Capital One xx57
Capital One xx69
Capital One xx74
• Relist the debt in the order of smallest to largest.
Capital One xx25
Private loan from family
• Discuss priorities, and move them to the top of the list. In this case, since rent is the most urgent, list that first, even though it’s not the smallest debt. • Minimum payments on the cards should be added to your monthly budget. • Every month your budget shows more income than expenses, use that money to tackle the debt. Start with the smallest debt first. Once that’s paid off, transfer the minimum payment you used to pay for that — plus any extra income — to the second smallest debt, and so on. • Paying it off in this order will help you lower the amount of lenders you owe and alleviate the stress of having so many collectors on your back. At the same time, you will get a psychological boost when you see how debt is actually getting paid off!
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Examples of Assets
ASSETS Liquid Assets
ASSETS Liquid Assets
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Eternalized Admiration for Eternal Accomplishments AS SIYUM HASHAS CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE AROUND THE WORLD, THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF SLACK AT JPLAK.
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ockland County, NY - It might have seemed like an ordinary winter Motzei Shabbos, but in reality it was an unforgettable moment for thousands of Torah learners who finished their 7.5-year Shas journey. While everyone was celebrating the Torah and its learners, one local business was being bombarded with order requests from around the world. JPlak, the company manufacturing oneof-a-kind acrylic plaques, has become the go-to destination for those who want to commemorate this occasion with more than a gift card or pretty watch. The popularity of JPlak has exploded in recent weeks after the company advertised its unique concept of creating a lasting memory of the monumental accomplishment of finishing Shas. The JPlak.com website visits and order requests have picked up significantly in recent days as the Siyum Hashas neared, and families, friends, and admirers found themselves still looking for the perfect purchase. The orders have been shipped all over the world with customers requesting international delivery of these trendy items.
completely sold out its expanded stock of one popular plaque, while other items are beginning to run low as well. While the ads and promotional material have had a significant impact, nothing has spoken more than the reaction of clients who received the physical plaques. Countless people have commented how much more magnificent and striking the items look in real life. Meanwhile at JPlak headquarters, the work continues at all hours, with management ensuring that every order is processed in a timely manner. “It appears that as soon as we wrap up this Siyum Hashas season, we will have to get to work on the 2027 Siyum,” quipped owner Mendy Braun. “I could not be more excited about the tremendous feedback we have received on our products,” he added.
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Writing a nusech is not my strong point. Are there any preset options? No worries! We have a list of pre-written nuschoas in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish for father, husband, son, magid shiur, and friend. You just have to select the nusach you like, add the name of the mesayem, and your personalized signature. After completing your order, the Jplak professional design team will review your plaque and make any necessary layout adjustments.
How many signature names can I add on my Plaque? As many as you’d like! Our designers will make sure the size and layout are perfect.
Do I have the option of getting a proof by email of my actual layout, before it gets made? Yes! If you’d like a proof, please add that in the comments when placing your order. (Proofs may result in a 1-day production delay.)
Do I need to wrap the Plaque in order to present it nicely? All Jplak plaques are beautifully packed in a JPlak gift box. Additional wrapping is unnecessary.
Are the plaques easy to hang? Every plaque comes with an easy-to-follow hanging instruction manual, and the hardware needed as well.
We already made a grand Siyum last week. Should I still purchase a plaque? 100%. The goal of the plaque is to eternalize admiration and to further encourage the mesayim. So even after the Siyum, it is the perfect way to eternalize their accomplishment.
I’m a gabbai of a Daf Yomi Shiur and I want to present a plaque to all shiur members in honor of the Siyum (and to encourage them for the next Siyum!). Do you have discounts for bigger orders? Sure. Please contact us at email@example.com
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Morocco borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea; only two other countries, Spain and France, can claim the same! In clear weather, Moroccans standing at the narrowest point of the Strait of Gibraltar, where the ocean and sea meet, can look across the nine miles of water to see peninsular Spain. The beautiful country of Morocco is just a bit larger than California. Its diverse topography includes desert, forest and mountains, as well as vast expanses of coastal plains. Its famous Atlas mountain range collects rainwater and snow, effectively irrigating its valleys, all while the Sahara Desert to the southeast remains hot and dry. At the same time, its coastal areas remain nice and fertile, and that’s where most Moroccans live. Interestingly, even though only 18% of Moroccan land is farmable, nearly 45% of Moroccans are employed in agriculture. Popular Moroccan exports include many vegetables and fruits, and they’re especially known for their dates, which get transported worldwide. Morocco is also known for its export of paper pulp, cork, and many minerals, chemicals and metals, and they are also the world’s largest exporter of sardines.
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By: Hadassah Steinman
Similar to the United Kingdom, the Moroccan government is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy. This means that the king of Morocco is head of state, while the prime minister is the head of the government. Since 1933, Moroccans have been celebrating Throne Day to mark the day their king ascended to the throne. With each new king’s ascension to the
throne, a new day earns this designation. Nowadays, Moroccans celebrate Throne Day on July 30. The United States of American owes Morocco a debt of gratitude for their being the first country to recognize the U.S. as an independent nation — even though the year was only 1777 and the War of Independence was not yet over. Fez, the second-largest city in Morocco (Casablanca ranks first), is lucky enough to have a hat named for itself. Oddly, however, the fez was worn by the Ottomans, who never reigned over Morocco. Instead, the fez got its name for the dye used to color the hat, which was sourced in Fez, Morocco.
North Africa’s indigenous Berbers mostly inhabit the mountain ranges, but their early presence in the country left its mark on the common language. While Morocco’s official languages are Arabic and Berber, people also speak Darija, which is a Moroccan Arabic that was heavily influenced by the Berber language. Moroccan architecture, cuisine and culture in general is a combination of the influences of the many countries bordering the land. Immigrants from European countries like Spain and France, as well as those who came from the Far East or from south of the Sahara Desert, all contributed to the country’s rich culture, which — along with its
picturesque landscape — is why Morocco is such a popular tourist destination. Tourists visiting Morocco should know that snake or monkey charmers performing on the street expect to get paid if their photograph is taken. No showing off for free! And giving directions? There’s a fee for that, too! The most popular Moroccan beverage is green tea served with mint leaves and other ingredients. Moroccans drink this tea all day, at each meal, and offering this beverage to guests is considered proper hospitality. For guests, it is important to note
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RIBNITZER TZION Looking for partner who drives to go to Ribnitzer Tzion weekly, Twin Ave area. Pls call 845-244-1946 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED/ AVAILABLE To volunteer to feed the sick or elderly, OR if you are in need of this service, Please call 845-352-1016 P/T OFFICE WORKER NEEDED Hamaspik of Rockland ABA department is looking to hire a part time worker to work in our office. Please send your resume to rsteif@ hamaspikrockland.org or fax to 845-503-1239 F/T SECRETARY NEEDED Looking for a girl to work as a full-time (9-5) secretary. Candidate should be a fast learner, organized, articulate. Needs to be able to communicate in yiddish as well. Enjoyable environment with opportunity for advancement! Great benefits, including paid Yom Tov & holiday. Send resume to joboffersmonsey58@gmail. com SEEKING WORKER Looking for elementary school teacher to work as a reshab worker after school hours. call or text 917 232 5162
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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT POSITION Accounting firm seeking to hire FT Female Senior Accountant. Education required. Email resume to EMPLOYMENTATCPA@ gmail.com. Individual should be self motivated, organized and detail-oriented. FULL TIME POSITION Heimishe office in Monsey looking to hire a full time employee to join our team. Candidate should have good phone skills, be organized, and able to meet deadlines. Please email your resume to Monseyoffice9800@gmail. com SECRETARIAL F/T POSITION Heimishe office located in Monsey looking for fulltime Secretary (graduate preferred). Excellent environment, great pay! For more details please call 845428-9597 or email resume to jobsopening10952@gmail. com JOB OPENING Established Monsey company seeking qualified individual to join an already successful team. Candidate must be organized, diligent and very proficient in Excel. Office experience preferred. Full Time. Excellent pay. Please email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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OUTREACH COORDINATOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES All women’s office environment in Monsey. Looking for enthusiastic, energetic creative Program Coordinator. Mature, strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Keep information up to date on database. Excelllent communication skills both written and oral. Yiddish speaking . Will assist with recruitment of needed volunteers,and create a warm and caring environment to support the projects of the Chesed Department. Hours: 11-5:00pm. efeder@ chesed247.org HELP WANTED Female assistants needed for special needs classroom. Full time position. email@example.com. Fax: 845-352-3375 Phone: 352-3307 ext. 119 SONRISE WORKER Looking for a female sonrise part time (afternoon) worker to work with a special needs child. Training provided. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (845) 821-2275 GET HIRED! Resumes written and perfected. Consistent success in the job market. 845-6596999 call or text. Lv. msg.
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QOL ASSISTANTS Sunshine Children’s Home & Rehab is looking for two post high school/seminary girls for FT Quality of Life assistants. Applicants must have experience working with medically complex children, be comfortable working in a multicultural environment, have leadership skills and drive. Sunday-Thursday 9-5. Shabbos Program availability as well. Email your resume to cbenjamin@ sunshinechildrenshome.org JOB OPPORTUNITY F/T administrative assistant for a busy office. Must have a basic computer knowledge. Writing, communication and interpersonal skills a plus. Good Pay, Will train, Graduates welcome. Email Resume/Call: fjosef@ skylinecap.net / 718.705.9800 HELP WANTED Established Payroll company in Monsey seeking to fill entry level full time position. 9am-5pm a must. Please send resume to info@megapayusa. com or fax to 845-504-2713 COMMUNICATION SKILL POSITION Well known tzedakah organization has short term positions available for men. Excellent communication skills required. 845-426-3130
MARKETING We are looking for someone with prior marketing experience to be in charge of all our marketing and branding needs. Must be able to collaborate and manage people. Please submit resume to: JobsMonseyArea@gmail. com ADMIN SECRETARY Monsey Bais Yaakov School seeks a capable full time administrative secretary with light bookkeeping responsibilities to join our staff. Skills required; organization, phone skills, flexibility, multitasker. Supportive working environment. Please email your resume to monseygirlsschool@gmail. com ADMIN ASSISTANT A nursing home group is seeking an Admin Assistant to monitor daily staffing levels, monitor contracts, monitor daily expenses, monitor efficient use of staff, monitor agency usage and over-time. 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
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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 SHOWROOM MANAGER Local retail store in monsey is looking to hire showroom manager. Candidate should be organized, motivated and driven. Great communication skills required. Email resume to: Jobs@culinarydepot.biz SECRETARY WANTED A Monsey based e-commerce company is looking to hire a full-time female Secretary/Assistant to handle reordering, forecasting, logistics, etc. Candidate must be: Detail-oriented, Organized, Self-motivated, Proactive, Computer savvy and proficient in Excel. “Well paid for the right candidate and lots of room to grow”. Please send resume to applymonseyjob2@gmail. com or text/WhatsApp 845326-6160 WOODWORKING SHOP HELPER Looking for a full-time employee to work in a woodworking shop in area of Palisades mall. Beginners welcome. Must have own transportation. 40 hours weekly. Serious inquiries please call/text 914-907-9364 CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Rockland based company is looking to hire talented candidate to join our team. Candidate should be detail oriented, computer savvy, and a team player. Competitive salary with great benefits. Please email resume to Jobs@culinarydepot.biz
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HELP WANTED Spring Valley Based office, looking for individual with great phone skills, and sales experience, to handle operation, deal with clients, must be very detailed oriented phone friendly, quick learner, multi task. Great opportunity for the right individual. email your info and references to lmsassociatesgroup@gmail. com. ATTENTIVE BEHAVIOR CARE is hiring male candidates in the Rockland area who have a passion for helping special needs kids. We offer flexible scheduling, with afternoon & evening hours available. Make a difference to a child with special needs, and make some good money on the side! Interested? Email resume to tchristenberry@ attentivebehavior.com or call 718-650-6540 x108 HELP WANTED Online company in monsey area is looking to hire a full time girl or woman to work with listing products on e-commerce websites, Amazon PPC, social media, working with product development, etc. Great growth potential with nice pay and commissions. Preferably with experience, and willing to start immediately. Please email resume to jobsmonseyarea@ gmail.com
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MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING
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 GRAPHICS COURSE Professional graphics course starting shortly. Join experienced Adobe instructor Mrs. Sura’la Wachsman and learn Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, & Illustrator in a warm, heimishe setting. No internet. Just 2 slots left! 845.356.2101 or text 917.474.6826 SHELVING & HANDYWORK For all your custom shelving & around the house handy work & more call/text 347522-4872
FREE CLASS Do you want more money? Call (712) 770-5053 ext 258134# ONE MAN BAND For all your occasions 347460-7543 KANGEN WATER “Change your Water.. Change your life” Alkaline - AntiOxidant - Super Hydrating Call for FREE supply and feel AMAZING! 917-681-0003 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 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 PROFESSIONAL PEARL RESTRINGING Free Pickup & Delivery 845352-5013 CUSTOM ALBUMS Make your memories last! Order your album from ALBURAMIC today! baby • vort• wedding • bar mitzvah. Call: 845-300-6512
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CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES
OFFICE POSITIONS AVAILABLE ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY Looking for a girl to work as a full-time (9-5) secretary. Candidate should be well-articulated, organized, and quick to learn. Needs to be able to communicate in yiddish as well. Enjoyable environment with opportunity for advancement! DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR A part-time coordinator to arrange services for individuals, network with staff and family, and oversee billing records.
TEAM LEADER A supervisor to provide guidance and leadership to a team of coordinators and motivate them to achieve highest performance standards. (Drivers’ License Required) EARLY INTERVENTION COORDINATOR A part time employee to coordinate early intervention services for babies and toddlers with developmental delays and their families. Candidate must have experience in service coordination activities, or a BA degree.
Send resume to:
JOBS@HAMASPIKROCKLAND.ORG AND REFERENCE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR. Hamaspik is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.
Attention High School and Post-High School girls:
Hamaspik’s well-known After School Program has an opening for you! Spend your spare time after school by helping others, while having an amazing experience. Great pay, Transportation, Exciting trips and Events throughout the year. Hours are: Sunday from 10:00 to 2:00, Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:45
Call: 845-503-0259 and leave message Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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5”,6”,7” Gutters Copper and aluminum gutters 845-782-4473 email@example.com
Over 30 colors Gutter Guard Installation
Fully Insured Free estimates
Cleaning and Repirs
SEPARATE MENS & WOMENS HOU
NOW ON SALE!
ANNUAL FAMILY SWIM PASS ANNUAL SINGLE SWIM PASS REG. $1000 REG. $450
Sun: 3pm - 6:30pm & 10pm - 12am Mon: 12:15pm - 2:30pm Tue: 9pm - 12am Thur: 9pm - 12am Motzai Shabbos: 8:05pm - 12am
Sun: 9:15am - 3pm & 6:30pm - 10pm Mon: 9:15pm - 12am Wed: 12:15pm - 2:30pm & 9:00pm - 12am Motzai Shabbos: 1 hr after zmam - 8pm
845.578.1888 | MONSEYSWIMSCHOOL.COM
Akiva Kaplan Certified Driving Instructor
MECHITZAS FOR RENT 8 beautiful 6 1/2’H x 4’W wooden painted panels on wheels. Picked up & delivered. Pls call Avi at Events by Dublyew 845-5584027 CPA SERVICES Are you drowning in personal or business tax paperwork or filings? WE CAN BRING YOU UP TO DATE. For individualized service email: firstname.lastname@example.org HOSTESS PACKAGES/ PEKLECH
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 IAIRBRUSH Sweatshirts. Caps. Towels. Pillows. Sneakers....purim costumes. Birthday. Bride sweaters. G.o. camp...call/ text: 845.499.3261
DESIGNER GIFT WRAPPING Get your gift wrapped up at fabulous prices. Call 845.376.9763 to have yours done beautifully today RENT A STUDIO!! Love Photography?? Rent a state-of-the-art portrait studio by hour! Fully equipped w/ DSLR camera, lighting, props, etc. Professional assistance provided. Retouching service avail. Special rates for photographers! Call for details. SNAPP STUDIOS, Monroe, 845-662-8300, email@example.com BAR MITZVAH PHOTOGRAPHY Quality and affordable bar mitzvah photography by Moshe Grunfeld call 917858-1054 or email moshe@ moshegrunfeld.com BALABUSTA’S SECRET! Rivky’s custom challah dough, Always fresh. Leave the mess to me. Hafroshas challah opportunity. Call, text or WhatsApp 845-5389332 HAIRCUTS/ WASH N’ SETS (human hair). Hair cuts $10/ wash n’ sets $25. call or text Perela 845.376.9566
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DOCTOR LAPTOP Computer slowing down? Errors on your hard drive? We will replace your hard drive with a fast SSD and transfer all your data to the new drive. We replace broken laptop screens, install web filters and anti-virus. New and Used Computer Sales. Software Installation and Support. Office: 845-694-0014. Cell: 845-548-8151. chaim@ infosecuritytechnologies. com. Urgent Care for your computer!! GARTLECH we fix knitted & crochet Gartlech & make beautiful professional fringes. We also teach how to knit & crochet. call: 917-414-3281 DEBT RELIEF having trubble with finances? join Debtors Anonymous Tuesday night @ 19 Robert Pitt # 113 , 7:30-8:30pm. visit www. debtorsanonymous.org MATH TURORING Regents/GED/TASC/SAT/ ACT Common Core, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Physics ALL Grades/Levels. call: 845-445-8003
PICK UPS 845-461-3084 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 DIABETIC STRIPS Looking to buy your extra Diabetic Test Strips. Strictly Confidential. 347-871-7574 DOONA CARRIAGE Looking to buy a used doona carriage in a good condition including the base. Please call 845-274-1396
GEMACHIM BIKE RACK GEMACH Fits all cars. Holds up to 3 bikes. 845-659-1863.
m BECHER GEMACH Real bechers from our free-loan gemach. 845-377KOS1(5671) KosYeshuos@ gmail.com BED REST? We do the laudry for you. 213-7437 (also looking for volunteers) BLUE LIGHT Gemach in monsey, pls call before. 845.425.1919 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 firstname.lastname@example.org BABY GEMACH short term loans of carseats, pack n plays, strollers, pumps and more! 845.397.7724 or visit soralasbabygemach. com.
BRIS GEMACH located in Central Monsey. 617-955-3630. poya, pillow case, outfit, blanket.
Can Drinking the Right Water Reduce the Risk of Health Issues
BRIS GEMACH Located on Blauvelt Rd. 356-6215 poya, outfit, blanket and hat. BRIS PILLOW GEMACH and benchers with tfilos for bris and pidyon haben: 845213-0602
Try it FREE and see what happens!
BRIS GEMACH beautiful bris outfit w hat, poya and pillowcase. Suzzane area 845 425 8359 COAT RACK Coat racks and hangers for your simcha. 845-356-9841 CHUPPA CARDS. call or text after 5pm. 347278-1278 CHUPPAH TEFILLOS tefillos and tehillim booklets for the chupa time 845-2130602. ISRAEL GPS No fee. English or Hebrew. Must reserve in advance by email at IsraelGPS@gngroup. com
Most of what we eat/drink & stress make our body ACIDIC. Drinking Kangen Water helps balance our body’s pH & helps us stay far away from sickness, disease and cancer!
DVD/VIDEO GEMACH DVDS and portable players for sick and homebound adults and children.425-2660 CARSEATS & BASSINET and pack n play bassinets. 425-1202 CHUPAH CARDS Lucite cards. 845.222.0456
EAR-PLUG GEMACH for ba’alei simcha to protect your guests’ hearing. Baby headsets also available. 845202 -0105. 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
We are seeking male and female Care Managers to join our growing Comfort Health team to coordinate services for children and youths who have emotional, mental, behavioral, or chronic health conditions and their families.
OFFICE POSITION AVAILABLE
Required Qualification: BA Degree (or Talmudic Degree)
Send resume to:
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Remove an Ayin Hara R’ Avraham Lebel 718.977.5459 Price: $50 per name - credit cards accepted - Pls leave a message With the endorsement of Rabbanim of בד”ץ העדה החרדית ירושלים
PRIVATE POOL RENTALS SWIMMING LESSONS CPR COURSES LIFEGUARDING COURSES INDOOR / OUTDOOR HEATED POOL
8 PERSON JACUZZI AVAILABLE
Professional Teachers Professional service
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT US
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FLORAL BISOMIM for your Simcha - 845-6292785.
ELEGANT HATS For short term rental 845517-0838.
FREE BOXES for moving (mostly egg carton size). 845-425-6826 or 845-608-7830. Donations of flattened boxes are always welcome!
OT WATER URNS H 845-425-9211
FORMULA GEMACH chani @ 347-267-3640 or Miriam 216-889-3643 GOWN GEMACH mother and sister gowns size 0-12, by apt only. 845-4267496 or 845-352-3031. GPS GEMACH Brand new, updated, with traffic. 845-352-2588 Leave msg. (Minimal fee) 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 HOSPITAL SUPPLIES inc. TPN equipment, feeding pumps, NG tubes, & feeding supplies. donate/receive. 845746-8293.
HOSPITAL GOWN for maternity or hospitalization Tzniusdige & Comfortable. 845-425-8687 HEATER GEMACH 845 362 8666 SIMCHA HAT $25. many styles/ colors. We also accept donations of elegant hats. 347 351 1604 BANDS & HATS $10 New ladies bands, all lengths. Also berret hats. 845 290 8319 JWAZE DEVICE 8455965856 leave message
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 טייערע כלה נוצט אויס דעם יום החופה מיט אן אלבום וואס ענטהאלט , שיעורים, הדרכה,השקפה וואכן פאר4 רעזעווירט.תפילות 845-352-2560 די חתונה 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 MEZUZOS GEMACH 362.2333
KALLAH ACCESSORY GEMACH Everything you need for the kallah (except for the gown) Crown, veil, shoes, decktich, fur cape 845-426-0767
MOVING BOX GEMACH New Hempstead area. text 845-642-5286 to arrange pick up
PHONE GEMACH free of charge for as long as necessary. 845 579 5538
PACK N PLAY We have New Pack n Plays email@example.com or text 845-216-4885
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MATERNITY GEMACH Weekday and shabbos clothing, various sizes. call/ text 845-445-9687
GEMACH מוהלים We are ready to sharpen your knives. 718-384-6214 PIDYON HABEN coins, silver tray, lace box, outfit 845-426-1681 845-6427256 ROOF CARRIERS For all cars even without bars on roof. 845-659-1863. Monroe: 845-662-7102. South Fallsburg 845-434-3865. REFLECTOR GEMACH Hosting guest? Be safe! Wear a reflector. 845-356-0815 REFLECTOR GEMACH: having guests or having a simcha and need reflectors 347-977-6816 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 THE WEDDING KIT All necessities for Kallah/ Chosson’s family for the wedding night. Leili Nishmas: Perel Gela Bas R’ Shloima. 845-371-2947
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DAILY CAR RIDE WANTED Looking for a daily car ride from Monsey to Boro Park 8:00 am and back at 5:30pm
Please call: 347.675.0691 WE ACCEPT clothing, shoes and household items in brand new condition. To donate or receive call 347-731-3851. SOUND SYSTEM GEMACH Speakers, mikes, mixers, cables, 917-382-8809 SIDDUR/CHUMASH 558.4774 SUITCASE GEMACH 845-371-9121 SHULERT APP Daven at the perfect Minyan with Shulert! https://www. shulert.com SCHOOL SUPPLIES GEMACH Accepting donations. New or gently used. 862-505-9546
WHITE KALLAH SHOES. Proceeds go to tzedakah. Call\Text 845-200-0211 WEDDING KIT for Machetunim to take along. 845-425-2036 WEDDING HAIR PIECES for children 3473001679 TOY GEMACH Keep all the children busy by your simchas with tons of lego and clicks. 845-578-6513
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
TABLECLOTHS for your Simchos. (845) 371 2105
beautiful dark colored gown size 2-4 8455380391
TICHEL GEMACH To receive or donate 845-3717504
RENT/SALE Black & White Exquisite gown for rent/sale.Text only 845-826-2185
TICHEL GEMACH Donations welcome. 845548-0014
MAGNIFICENT GOWN Exquisite gown for rent size 2-4. White base with mauve
cleaning from black to blue...
SPECIAL ED THERAPIST Looking for special ed therapist to work in an assisted living facility part time or full time, great pay! flexible hours available. Please call: 646-761-9783.
& blue embroidered flowers. pls call 845-596-9933 RENT/SALE GOWNS: Beautiful selection for Mechteniste, sister of bride & maternity 845-6598753. We will also take your gowns on consignment and rent/sell it for you. FOR RENT Beautiful gowns for ladies and teens. 2 kallah gowns for rent. Size 6-8 and size 18. WhatsApp/ text 347-278-1278. FOR SALE Miris Chasunah, Tenoyim dress color green size 2. If interested please call 845356-3614 or 845-521-1290 GOWN RENTAL New Custom gown rental for ladies and teens. Call 845659-2799 MATERNITY DRESS Black and off-white beautiful maternity dress for rent. Please call 845-356-5132 GOWN FOR RENT A magnificent gown for rent. Size 4-6. Please call 845-2138664
GOWNS FOR RENT/SALE Beautiful gowns for ladies/ teens, in the black and gold coloring. Size 2,4,6,8. Please call 845-362-3320 ONE OF A KIND Magnificent cream dress size 0-2 for sale/rent. Please call 845.200.4326 CUSTOM HALBERSTAM Black/white mid-length dress size 8-10 for rent. For more info call 845.425.0924
FOUND Burberry scarf at Monsey park and ride bus stop. 845352-3218 Artscroll Hebrew version Talmud Bavli Mesechte Temurah. Corner Viola Rd. & 306. Y’’T time. 845-362-3857 Pink baby blanket in Lafamilia 2 weeks ago. 4265390 Silver diamond tennis bracelet at my front door 27 N. Cole. 356-2115 SanDisk MP3 player, Evergreen area. Call: 845426-4666 Canon G9X Silver Camera in LaFamilia taxi 845-323-1158 cc with name Esther Halberstam 356-2820
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דינער לטובת קהל בית יעקב יוסף אוסטראה
נורסערי קינדער פון ת''ת מונקאטש מאנסי לערנען וועגן עשרה בטבת ווי די סאלדאטן נעמען ארום די מויער פון ירושלים
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Hamaspik of Orange county is currently looking to hire a Male & Female care coordinator to join our comfort health team. Bachelor degree required please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
סעודת הילולא פון הרה''ק ר' מנחם מענדיל מווישווא זי''ע אין ביהמ''ד ווישווא אין מאנסי בראשית נכדו הרה''צ מווישווא
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דינער לטובת ישיבת אור התורה
הילולת הרה"ק ר' נתן מברסלב בביהמ"ד ברסלב מאנסי
האדמו"ר מקוסוב וויזניץ בביקור אצל האדמו"ר מסקולען
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מלוה מלכה לטובת ביהמ"ד סאלקא במאנסי
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סעודת הילולא קמייתא של האדמו"ר מקאשוי זצוק"ל באולם ווילחאוויץ ועלי' לציון באהל אדמור"י קאשוי
דער נביא זאגט (סוף ספר דניאל):
בעת ההיא ימלט עמך כל הנמצא כתוב בספר -די וואס וועלן זיין פארשריבן אין דעם ספר וועלן אין יענע טעג געראטעוועט ווערן -
אין ליכט פון די פארשטערקעטע אנטיסעמיטיזם ר"ל
שרייבט אייך איין אין איינע פון די
און ווערט געראטעוועט!!
אידן טייערע! זיסע קינדערלאך!
פון ווען מען האט דאס אנגעהויבן – אין יאר תשמ"ב ,ביז צום היינטיגען טאג ,האט מען שוין פארענדיגט פילע ספרי תורה (עטליכע מיליאן אידן) .אין אנהייב חודש כסלו תשע"ו ,האט מען ,מיט'ן אויבערשטענ'ס הילף ,אנגעהויבען שרייבען א נייעם ספר תורה. די פרייז פאר איין אות ,איז וויפיל איר ווילט... אויב קויפט איר פאר $13און מער באקומט איר א תעודה. יעדער איד – מענער פרויען און קינדער – קענען קויפן אן אות אין דעם ספר תורה. אפילו איינער וואס האט שוין אן אות אין אן אנדערע ספר תורה ,אדער קינדער וואס האבן אן אות אין דעם קינדער ספר תורה – קען קויפן אן אות אין דעם ספר תורה. מ'קען אויך קויפן אן אות פאר א חבר. אויך קען מען קויפן אן אות לעילוי נשמת.
^ ^ ^ ^ ^
ד לכתבת ספר תורה
איינע פון די גרויסע מעלות פון דעם ספר תורה איז ,אז די אותיות שרייבט מען נאר פאר תינוקות של בית רבן – אינגלעך אונטער בר-מצוה ( 13יאר אלט) און מיידלעך אונטער בת-מצוה ( 12יאר אלט) פון ווען מען האט דאס אנגעהויבן – אין יאר תשמ"א ,ביז צום היינטיגען טאג ,האט מען שוין פארענדיגט 6ספרי תורה (נאנט צו 2מיליאן קינדער) .אין דעם טאג כ' מנחם-אב תשע"ו ,האט מען ,מיט'ן אויבערשטענ'ס הילף ,אנגעהויבען שרייבען דעם '7טען ספר תורה. די פרייז פאר איין אות ,איז בלויז !$1דערצו ,באקומט איר אויך א שיינע תעודה ,אין וועלכען עס איז באצייכענט דעם פרשה אין וועלכען איר האט באקומען אן אות. אן אות קען געקויפט ווערן אפילו פאר פיצלעך קינדער. ווי אויך אלץ א מתנה ,פאר קינדער וואס קויפן נישט אליינס. ^ ^
יעדער אות (פון די 304,805אותיות) שרייבט מען פאר נאך א איד ,און מיט די צייט פארענדיגט מען א גאנצע ספר תורה ,וואס 304,805אידן זענען אנטייל דערפון.
יעדער אות (פון די 304,805אותיות) שרייבט מען פאר נאך א קינד ,און מיט די צייט פארענדיגט מען א גאנצע ספר תורה ,וואס 304,805קינדער זענען אנטייל דערפון.
א ספעציעלע ספר תורה ווערט געשריבן אין ארץ ישראל תובב"א ,צו פאראייניקן גאנץ כלל ישראל – מענער ,פרויען און קינדער.
אין דעם הייליג שטאט ירושלים תובב"א, זיצט א סופר און שרייבט א ספר תורה, ספעציעל פאר אייך...
תיבת ספר התורה של י לד
ע ו לאחדות נכתב באירשר הא קל
י ד וע
ד רבני חב“ד ב א
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אזא אחדות – ווי אידן פון איבער די גארער וועלט פאראייניגען זיך ארום די תורה – פארמאגט אין זיך א געוואלדיגע סגולה און ברענגט אויף גאנץ כלל ישראל ברכות און ישועות ,געזונט און הצלחה ,און איז מעורר רחמי שמים צו צואיילען די גאולה שלימה במהרה בימינו ,אמן! (כ"ק אדמו"ר מליובאוויטש זי"ע)
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Contents A SAGE LIKE NO OTHER
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פרשת שמות י”ח טבת תש”פ
Despite turbulent times and personal pain
THE WRITINGS OF THE RAMBAM An in-depth exploration of HIS worldchanging works
A HEALTHY BODY FOR A HEALTHY SOUL Advice from the Rambam on caring for our whole selves
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Week in Review
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The Hand Behind the Yad
To Good Health!
Climbing the Money Mountain
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