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A CAMP THAT’S CALLED CORONA (Re: Corona Diaries) Kudos to Camp Corona and the super-mommy behind it. What better way to spend these overwhelming times in Klal Yisroel than encouraging simcha in a Yiddishe home, shalom between siblings, and constructive time spent together? Many frum families are now resorting to DVD-watching and online conferences as well as other technology to keep kids busy, and your technologyfree activities are a breath of fresh air! To the mother who wrote decrying Camp Corona’s message of “fun,” here’s my take: Teaching children to feel the pain and loss of Klal Yisroel without burdening them is an art. Depriving them of fun and play in order to impress upon them others’ sadness and would probably cause resentment and bitterness rather than empathy. Simcha in a home is the secret of our survival and a display of our love for Yiddishkeit! In our home, I acknowledge others’ pain by encouraging loving-kindness and respect and by telling the kids how special their schoolwork is and what a zechus their Torah learning is for all affected by the coronavirus! Their davening and Tehillim are making a kiddush Hashem, and that is what’s keeping the world upright these days. So please keep the constructive, traditional, fun ideas coming! R.R.

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RIKI SCHREIBER RESPONDS (Re: Not a Time for Camp, Issue 247) Dear Mrs. Weiss, Thank you for sharing your thoughts in last week’s issue about my column. The one thing that amazes me most about all of us, really, is how at the end of the day, what we want most is simply to do what Hashem wants of us. Our struggles (at least most of the time) center not so much about doing the right thing, but about finding out what the right thing is. And that’s so, so beautiful. Allow me to respond to your suggestions with some thoughts of my own. First of all, one of the beautiful things about Yiddishkeit is that there are so many ways to serve Hashem. As long as we are guided by rabbanim and a Torah-true Yiddishe hashkafah, we cannot go wrong. The derech you mention, of teaching our children to sometimes deprive

themselves for their chinuch, is a high road that has been used by gedolim, leading to some of our greatest giants. As you are aware, it is not the only way, but I would also like to add that, for most of us, it is also quite a risky one. While every decision regarding a specific derech of chinuch needs Torah guidance, the road of deprivation for the sake of building our children is a very, very fine art that requires special care and special guidance, more so than any other way — and especially in the tenuous generation we live in. Personally — and not only during these times, but also when faced with some major personal struggles — our derech has always been one of simcha; not in ignoring the sad situation, but precisely while living through it (and there’s a significant difference). I remember being told, after an especially agonizing and life-changing diagnosis, that if we truly believed that Hashem just did this to us for our good, then we wouldn’t make do with accepting it — we would be dancing and thanking Hashem for the tzarah. We truly believe that simcha is appropriate always. There is a great difference between the current situation and hearing about people going through pain in other times. The coronavirus is unfortunately affecting all of us. It is not “another Yid’s suffering”; it is our own. All of us have been affected, some terribly and irrevocably. One of the differences in the way we react to pain is dependent on whether it is our pain, or someone else’s. In response to someone else’s pain, words of emunah and joy are insensitive. To our own pain — we respond with simcha. And as much as my series tried to portray the joy and fun with which we are trying to infuse our home, the coronavirus is our struggle, too, with all the fear and anxiety and pain and worry for our sick loved ones — just like everyone else. It is our struggle, too, and therefore our response to it is simcha. An even greater aspect of this dif-


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Binyamin stared back. “Is everything okay, Meir?” he asked. “Yes. Just that Mommy said that if you don’t want to sleep in the room with us because it’s too crowded, then she’ll give you the last room, near the one that will be Zeidy’s. It’s empty now; we just dump stuff in there.” “Nu?” Binyamin asked. “So, do you want to move to that room?” Meir’s lips protruded in a pout; he already seemed offended. “No,” his eighteen-year-old brother said. “I’m sure I’ll enjoy it here with you very much.” “And it’s not too crowded for you?” Shloimy, who suddenly burst into the room, asked. Binyamin chuckled. “If we all slept together in the old dining room, and it was just fine, why should it suddenly be crowded for me now?” “I heard a neighbor here telling someone that she heard that before we moved, we had a ‘miserably tiny house.’” Shloimy rubbed his chin. “I’m not sure what that means, but I know what ‘tiny’ is, and I know what ‘miserable’ is, right?” “Right,” Binyamin affirmed. “I overheard it as I was approaching the fifth floor, so when I got to the top of the

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stairs, I went over to her and said that we actually had a very big dining room, and we weren’t miserable at all.” “Hmmm!” Binyamin responded. “She was probably very surprised to hear you saying that.” “She was a little confused,” the little boy admitted. “So was the other neighbor. But then she said she was very happy to hear. And her face got redder and redder, and she opened the door that said… well, it doesn’t matter which name it said on their door, because it’s lashon hara. And she went inside quickly. But right we weren’t miserable, Binyamin?” “Of course not.” “Tatty says that money is not what makes people happy,” fourteen-year-old Shuey said. Until now he’d been sitting on his bed with his nose in a book. “But if you can buy things with money, then you get happy,” Meir said. “No,” Binyamin said. “That’s not true.” “Why not?” Meir asked. “Because it’s not true,” Binyamin repeated. “Tatty said that if you answer ‘because,’ it means you don’t have an answer,” Meir said triumphantly. “It’s not that there is no answer,” Shuey argued back, siding with Binyamin. “It’s just something you’ll only understand when you grow up.” “That’s worse than no answer,” Meir grumbled. “And I think that if I would have money to buy all sorts of things, I would be happy.” “I have money,” Binyamin said, without thinking, “and that doesn’t make me happy.” “Because it’s not really money,” Meir scoffed. “It’s just coupons for seforim. I saw what you get from yeshivas bein hazmanim and all that.” “No, we get a little bit of real money for tests. I also have some other money,” Binyamin said, not sure what he was trying to prove or why he was trying so hard. “I have almost fifteen hundred

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shekels. Believe me, Meir, that it doesn’t make me particularly happy.” And it was not only because he had hoped to save up a larger sum of money before going back to that building to look for the owners of the envelope — and to hear how much money had been in there. Elisheva leaned on the door of the room. “There’s cake and coffee waiting for you, Binyamin,” she called, smiling at him. Was he only imagining that she was blinking faster than usual? He followed her to the kitchen and sat down at the table, which was covered with a white tablecloth. Everything was gleaming, and the aroma of Friday lunch wafted from the stovetop. “I overheard what you told the boys,” his mother said, sit-

“The silver yad was in the envelope?! And it had been in the house the entire time?” He didn’t touch his cup of coffee. ting down across from him and pushing a small plate with a slice of cake toward him. “Nearly fifteen hundred shekels is a nice sum of money. Can you make that much from learning mishnayos at night?” He raised his head from his cup and studied her; her face was expressionless, or rather, was an attempt to look expressionless. “It only happened a few times,” he said in a restrained tone. She lowered her eyes to the tablecloth, as though there was nothing more interesting going on right now than the white lace design. After a long moment, she raised her eyes. “Perhaps we’ll talk about that another time. But Mrs. Hartstein feels terrible about the whole story.”

“Mrs. Hartstein?” “The woman from the silver yad.” “The silver yad?” “That we found under the fridge.” “Huh? What does that have to do with the mishnayos that I went to learn?” You mean, with the money that you went to earn, she wanted to say. Instead, she answered, “That’s what was in the envelope that Mrs. Hartstein gave you.” “The silver yad was in the envelope?! And it had been in the house the entire time?” He didn’t touch his cup of coffee. “In the house? I was sure it had fallen out in yeshivah or on the street, and that someone had found it while cleaning up and had taken it!” “Well, no, it was in our old house.” “But how did it get under the fridge? I’m sure that I didn’t take it out of my jacket as long as I was in the house, and my jacket wasn’t in the kitchen at all. It was the day I had the flu, remember?” His tone was apologetic and confused all at once. “You know how the little ones like to play with your jacket, Binyamin. They must have taken it to the kitchen. I need to ask whoever it was that found the yad — Bentzy, I think — how it got out of the envelope.” “The envelope probably tore.” He stood up, then sat back down. “Come on, eat,” his mother said. “Yes…” He made a bracha and tasted a few crumbs. “The question is why you didn’t go back to Mrs. Hartstein. She gave you something to watch, that something disappeared, and you don’t go to ask what it was? To apologize? To speak to them about what to do next?” “I wanted to save up some money before going back there, so I should have what to repay her with... You know, Mommy, according to halacha I was a shomer chinam, which means that in


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Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE A yom tov centerpiece.

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3. 3. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. It’ll thicken pretty quickly.

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Cheesecake 1 lb. farmer cheese, at room temperature 4 package J&J cream cheese, at room temperature 16 oz. sour cream, at room temperature 1¼ cups sugar 2 T. vanilla sugar 4 T. cornstarch, diluted in: 2 cups milk 4 eggs, at room temperature

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Walk into a baby nursery in any hospital, and even at this newborn stage, you’ll be able to pick out countless differences between the babies. Some are dark, some light; some are long, some short — and there’s everything in between. Some will be shrieking, others whimpering quietly, and yet others sleeping peacefully. Black hair, blonde hair, brown hair and maybe even a redhead! Of course, as babies mature and develop into children — and eventually, adults — physical, emotional, social and behavioral differences can be observed in all areas. To us, as parents, it means that each child has their own appearance, emotions, needs, behaviors and habits, all of which we want to cultivate in healthy ways.

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unintentionally overlook our children’s uniqueness and promote unhealthy food habits and behaviors simply by advocating for mistaken standards that society has set. Children can present us with differences in their tastes, physical build and eating habits. Let us explore these and find out how we can validate and celebrate these differences in order to build healthy food habits for life!

Differences in Taste

If children are taught that they can gently refuse foods in a polite way and that there is zero pressure on them to eat, they are more likely to experiment and interact with FOODS.

Humans experience food mainly through taste and texture; therefore, the types of food that we select depends directly on the pleasing sensations they cause in our mouths. Many factors can influence the sensations that we experience, including age, gender, genetic variations, food exposures and conditioned responses. Normally, children’s taste buds are more perceptive than their adult counterparts — the reason they may have a greater aversion to strong tastes and textures. Consequently, they may refuse to eat or even try unknown foods. By consistently exposing children to all foods, including those with strong tastes and those that they dislike, children can interact with the foods and maybe even learn to like them. We may find authentic cultural foods too spicy or too exotic for even our adult palates, yet children who grow up in these cultures eat those same foods with no issue, as they were exposed to these tastes since birth. Similarly, if we consistently serve the foods that aren’t preferred, children get a chance to interact with and experience these foods, so that they become part of their tolerated, or even liked, foods. PROP tasters are people with the genetic variation that causes bitter flavors to be sensed more strongly than the same flavors in non-PROP tasters. They generally don’t like black coffee, grapefruit and bitter vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. Some people are PROP and non-PROP tasters and are more okay with some of the bitter compounds over others. Thus, some children, depending on their genetic makeup, will tolerate bitter foods better than others. Additionally, as parents, part of our feeding responsibilities is managing when children respond to foods impulsively. If children are taught that they can gently refuse foods in a polite way and that there is zero pressure on them to eat, they are more likely to experiment and interact with foods, leading to less aversions and more pleasurable experiences when eating.

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RESPONDING TO:

Child keeps selecting safe foods, like potatoes, pasta, meat and cucumbers from their plates, ignoring broccoli, oranges and other strong-tasting foods. Keep serving the strong-tasting foods alongside the safe foods. Keeping portions of the strong-tasting foods smaller makes it less overwhelming for the child to possibly try them. Child says that a specific food is “yuck!” Tell your child that they don’t have to eat the food, but they can’t talk this way about food. Child refuses to try new or strange foods. Tell your child that they don’t have to eat the food, but encourage them to touch, smell and lick the food (in this order).


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Physical Differences Your child’s hair or eye color does not affect their inherent worth or what you think of them. So, too, body size, height or shape has no influence on their worth and should not be used to judge them. Just as hair and eye color are genetically predisposed, often body size, height or shape is a result of genes! Society has us believe that thinness is health, power and beauty. This is actually not true (and explaining why is beyond the scope of this article). Promoting body positivity and acceptance, rather than an unattainable model of thinness, allows your child to blossom and flourish emotionally, physically and mentally. Research studies have shown that disparaging comments about bodies promote disordered eating habits, low self-esteem and emotional dysregulation. We want our children to know that all bodies are good bodies, and that despite what others may try to convince them, being confident, healthy and happy is what counts more than any of society’s beauty standards.

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What every child wants to hear in order to respect, validate and celebrate their uniqueness: • I love you and accept you. • I love you no matter what! • You are great at… • I love how you did… • I’m so happy that you… • Wow, that’s tough!

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Children are vessels for love. Tell them that you love them unconditionally, because they are who they are. Give heartfelt compliments that praise the way they are, and focus on humanity instead of appearance. Validate their feelings and insecurities about their bodies, and just listen! Likewise, children learn from their parents, who are their role models, so shower yourself with self-love in their presence. Think about the message that your diet and body-image talk is sending to your kids.

Since we are our children’s role models, it makes them feel safe to hear that their parents respect and celebrate themselves! What every child wants to hear you say about yourself: • I eat healthily because I care about how I feel (if true). • I enjoy the foods that I eat! • I love myself and accept myself.

Differences in Eating Habits

One would think that every child should eat more or less the same amounts of food, and that their diet wouldn’t vary much from one day to the next. But as any veteran parent will tell you, different children need different amounts of food, and the amount consumed for each child can vary even from one day to the next. Kids are intuitive eaters, which means they will eat as much as they need of each food on each day. Even if they may seem to eat a very unbalanced meal, they will balance out their intake over days, weeks and even months. To respect that, we cannot tell our children how much or what they must eat, as over a long period of time, this can encourage disordered eating habits. We can reiterate the need for children to be mindful of their hunger and fullness level so they can use them to gauge how much they should eat. Some of the ways to encourage healthy eating habits, by being mindful of hunger and fullness, are creating scheduled meal and snack times and making mealtime family time. In the same vein, some kids have more challenging sensory needs than others, and will touch, squish or throw foods. They may also be more sensitive to color and smell. Respecting that means not forcing the kid to eat something they don’t like, yet also stating and reinforcing age-appropriate boundaries to teach them manners and etiquette. When we celebrate our children and treat their needs with respect, we give them the gifts of self-esteem, emotional regulation and the ability to make healthy choices.

Golda Deutsch, BSc. Ms. NLP Prac, is a Holistic Nutrition Coach who is passionate about family and women’s health and is the owner of Gold Nutrition Clinic. She can be contacted at 845-826-6767 or info@goldnutritionclinic.com.

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can fill an entire ledger with my parenting wrongs; can fill entire nights with regrets over heated words and hasty actions and should-have-nots. But there’s one thing I pride myself with: I don’t lie to my children. I’ve witnessed too many scenes that left me cringing, heard too many mothers weave terrifying tales to make their children do what they must: stories of shelters for children who won’t go to sleep, surgeons for children who won’t eat. I’d wince, pained at this exploitation of the innocence of youth. And each time I’d vow that this was one thing I would never do. I won’t lie to my children. My word is my word. And then, after one exhausting afternoon, I was standing over the bathtub, dripping from another deluge that had hit me in the face, wondering how I could possibly get the energetic splashers not only to bed, but actually in a slumbering state — their shampooed hair spread across their pillows instead of trapped in their siblings’ tight grasps, their eyes sweetly closed instead of gleaming with mischief. And I needed to do it fast, before I’d melt into a puddle of stress on the floor and simply cease to exist. I had no fighting power left in me (the reason there were three kids in one bathtub to begin with); it was all in shambles together with the Legos on the hallway floor and the untouched supper plates on the table. I sat down on the low bathtub wall, leaning against the tiles, and closed my eyes. I let the droplets drip down and in, let the squeals cascade over me. Let the steamy, soapy air engulf me, course through my blood, heat my insides. The heat rose to my face and finally exploded. “Kids!” I let out a bellow, waving a towel in their direction. “Out of the bath. NOW!” The towel was tugged out of my hand, steeped in bathwater, and positioned on the ocean floor. I stood helplessly, tears (maybe just condensation?) fighting their way against my eyelids. My mouth

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opened and closed, thousands of threats, and bribes, storming my brain. And I did what I promised I never would do. “If you’re not out of the bath before I finish counting to ten,” I said in my spookiest voice, “Mommy is gonna call the Sleep Police.” And I waved the phone at the three little people whose attention I finally had. “What’s the Sleep Police, Mommy?” “The Sleep Police,” I slowly, slowly said, “is a special policeman who comes to the house of children who do not listen to Mommy when it’s time to go to bed.” “What does the Sleep Police do, Mommy?” one little mister asked as he lifted himself out of the bath. His siblings soon followed his lead. “The Sleep Police is very, very scary. I think you should get into your PJs right now, and get under your blankets. Because I am al-

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most, almost going to call him!” As I watched a much more somber towel-clad crew rush to find their pajamas, my hopes soared — and my heart dropped. What had I done? I’d lied. Fabricated a tale. Exploited the trust and the precious innocence of my very own young ones. I stood at the window, looking out to the street, half hopeful that my kids would finally go to sleep, but beating myself up for the trick I’d played. There was no way I could still extricate myself from this mess. In the next few minutes my kids would either call my bluff, or they would, by some miracle, fall asleep, and I’d have what to regret all night. It was too late to take back the words. Down the hall, the titters were getting louder, and my very trained ears intercepted the slightest thump of the first pillow

being thrown. I was in a rut. And upset at myself. And annoyed at the kids who’d driven me to do this. And frustrated at my husband who really should have been helping me instead of being who-knewwhere.

I’d lied. Fabricated a tale. Exploited the trust and the precious innocence of my very own young ones. Crash. Wham. A stifled giggle. A louder shout. “Kids! Do you want me to...” I half-heartedly started. And then I saw the car. And I knew that this time I was going to be saved. “Oy!” I crossed over to their room. “Run into bed quickly! The Sleep Police is here!” “Really, Mommy? There’s really a policeman here?” They quivered under their blankets, too curious to resist peeking out. I no longer even cared whether they were ready to sleep or not. Because I heard the sound of the front door opening. “The Sleep Police is here,” I shout-whispered, a hint of a smile on my lips. Footsteps came down the hall. “Tatty!” three tremulous voices squealed. “Tatty is the Sleep Police!” “Yes, Tatty is the Sleep Police,” I affirmed as I ducked out through the doorway. Quietly, stealthily, I tiptoed down the hallway — to prepare myself a warm, sweet glass of coffee, and to renew a sacred vow.


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Some Facts About Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

• Although it may sound like it, OT is not about finding people jobs, or occupations.

• SPD Affects 1 in 20 preschool kids, and 16% of school-aged kids.

• An OT will assist an individual to become as successful as possible despite limitations and/or disabilities (whether physical, cognitive or mental) to achieve the life they want to live to be as independent as possible. This may entail use of adaptive equipment. • OT is one of the most diverse professions out there. We work in hospitals, schools, private practice, mental health facilities, outpatient clinics, sensory gyms and even burn units! • While physical therapy’s main focus is strength and movement, OT’s main focus is always to cultivate independence. Both professions are extremely important in treating individual limitations, and often there is a team approach. • OT is the only in-hospital “spending category” that has been shown to lead to better patient outcomes and therefore less chance of readmission, as seen in a 2017 Study published by Johns Hopkins University. • OT’s primary goal is cultivating independence and function that will help individuals throughout their lifetime. This is always the end goal! A favorite saying in OT is, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

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• 40% of children with SPD also have ADHD. • Children with SPD often misinterpret signals from their environment or body. • There are three main subtypes of SPD: Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD), Sensory Discrimination Disorder (SDD) and Sensory-Based Motor disorder (SBMD). • Children with SMD may be either hypersensitive or hyposensitive to any of the senses — or sometimes both, even to the same sense, which can make diagnosis confusing. • Children with SDD often find the world a confusing or scary place due to their inability to discriminate between certain sounds, smells and touch, making their behavior very unpredictable. This subtype is rarely found alone and usually comes along with other sensory symptoms. • Children with SBMD often have poor motor and postural skills based on sensory input, and they often have trouble with joint stabilization, performing certain movements and are often clumsy. These kids often reach their milestones late and have difficulty with learning to ride a bike or sports games. • Early diagnosis of SPD, with frequent and intense intervention, leads to better outcomes. • Patricia Wilbarger was an OT and clinical psychologist who coined the term “sensory diet” and came up with the famous “Wilbarger Brushing Protocol,” or therapeutic brushing technique. Further information on SPD can be found on SPD.org or by reading the “The Out-of-Sync Child” or “Sensational Kids.”


History of OT • As far back as ancient times, some OT techniques were already used by Greek physicians for treatment of mental illnesses. • Occupational Therapy (OT) emerged as a profession in the year 1917 by three men and three women (three years before women were allowed to vote!). It was officially coined Occupational Therapy in 1921. • Initially, OT played a role in treating patients with diseases like polio and tuberculosis. • Even though children are a major patient group in OT today, OTs didn’t begin working with children until the mid 20th century. • Dr. Jean Ayres pioneered the study of Sensory Processing Disorder in the early 1970s.

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Some SensorySmart Activities Did you know there are eight senses, not just five? They include tactile (touch), olfactory (smell), auditory, visual and gustatory (taste), as well as proprioception, vestibular and interoception.

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is our sense of movement. Activities that are rhythmic are calming and can help improve a person’s focus and attention span. Movement that is not rhythmic can raise alertness levels. Vestibular input is the strongest of all the senses and can have lasting effects of as long as 6 to 8 hours after sustained activity! Try it at home! Trampolines (mini ones are safer) Backyard swings Pogo sticks Large therapy balls Bikes and scooters

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is our sense of touch. Deep-pressure touch releases dopamine and serotonin, both feel-good chemicals. Try it at home! Texture play such as shaving cream or Mr. Bubble foam soap Rice or sand play with hidden objects Water play with large sponges or squirters Orbeez water beads Deep-pressure massage by parent on child’s back or feet Weighted blankets or weighted vests (can be found online) — recommended weight is 5% to 10% of body weight

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is our sense of where we are in space; its receptors are located in our joints. Proprioceptive activities usually include “heavy work” activities that often improve muscle strength and release serotonin, a calming chemical in the body.

is our sense of smell.

Try it at home! Climbing monkey bars, or even just hanging from one for a period of time Wheelbarrow walking Commando crawling on belly Animal walking, e.g., crab walking, bear walking, etc.

Try it at home! Use aromatherapy candles in the house to set the mood. Introduce diffusers with essential oils; lavender to induce calm, and peppermint and lemon to raise alertness levels.

Scooter boards on belly Wall push-ups, chair push-ups Weightlifting, for older teens or adults THE

AUDITORY SENSE THE

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is our hearing sense. SENSE

is our sense of sight. Try it at home! Mazes, dot-to-dots and coloring within the lines Eye-hand coordination games, such as ball games, tracing and cutting objects Visual perceptual games, such as Mastermind, Rush Hour and puzzles Make sure to check your child’s eye health, and be aware of common visual problems. Headaches, skipping words or lines while reading, double vision or other visual complaints may need further evaluation by an optometrist or developmental optometrist.

Try it at home! Turn on calming music in the background; play fun or more upbeat music when trying to increase energy in the household. Be mindful of children who are hypersensitive, and remember to respect their sensory needs.

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is our sense of our internal environment, such as hunger, thirst or when we feel tired. It also alerts us when our bladder is full and when we’re upset or happy.

Try it at home! Crunchy pretzels, carrots and sugar-free gum can provide proprioceptive input to the jaw and can help with focus and self-regulation. Peppermint candies or sour foods are alerting and can also help desensitize mouths of picky eaters.

Areas in Which OT Can Help • Fine motor skills, including pencil grasp • Handwriting problems • Visual perceptual/motor skills • Oculomotor dysfunction and visual deficits • Sensory integration • Reflex integration (some OTs have special training in this area) • Social skills • Motor skills and praxis skills • Coordination skills • Overall strengthening toward a specific goal

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Try it at home! Mindfulness activities can help a child or adult become more self-aware and correctly identify a feeling, and then connect the feeling or signal to an appropriate action.

Matters To Be Mindful Of • Each developmental milestone is crucial to your child’s development. Allow your infant to move and engage with their world! Tummy time is essential for the development of your infant’s neck, upper body and back muscles and helps develop and integrate their primitive reflexes. Each milestone successfully achieved by the infant helps lead to the next one. • Exersaucers and infant seats are necessary, but not recommended for extended periods of time. • Crawling in a typical quadruped pattern is important, because it allows the child to use his body in a contralateral pattern, which is important for reflex integration and development of future skills! Try to avoid scooter crawling or atypical patterns by allowing as much tummy time as possible after birth and throughout infancy. • Hug and cuddle your baby, infant and child as much as possible. This allows them to feel comfortable with touch and promotes parent-child bonding and secure attachment. Touch and cuddling is especially important for the newborn immediately after birth and in the first several months, but it continues throughout life. • Never force a child into any kind of activity. If something seems worrisome, seek a professional’s advice! And trust your gut.


Try This at Home! Core strength activities

Clics and Legos

Tummy time

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Perler or stringing beads

Crab-walking or bridge position Superman pose, to hold 30 seconds to 1 minute Fine motor strength activities: Water play with sponges of assorted sizes to squeeze Water play with spray bottles or squeeze toys Water play with medicine droppers used to fill cups of water Play-Doh with scissors and Play-Doh toys

Meet Ricki! Ricki Dembitzer is owner and Senior OT at IncredAbilities Therapy and has over 20 years of experience working with children, in addition to raising her five kids, ka”h. She lives in Wesley Hills, NY, and grew up in Southfield, MI. Ricki has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, in addition to a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a master’s in Occupational Therapy. She takes continuing education several times a year to stay up-todate on the latest therapy techniques and advances. Ricki is available to give workshops in your school for teachers or parents. She also lectures to professionals, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, special educators, speech therapists, social workers and psychologists.

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You can leave the glaze to cool for a couple of hours until it’s firm. Once it’s cooled, you can pipe it onto the cheesecake using a star tip. Another option is to pour the glaze over the cake while it is still warm. Begin at the center and move outward until you reach the edge. To get a beautiful drip effect, put approximately ¼ cup of the glaze into a squeeze bottle (or a Ziploc bag with a small hole). Move the bottle around the edge of the cake, squeezing a bit of the glaze wherever you’d like a drip. Squeeze a little for a short drip and more for a longer drip. Now that you have a beautifully glazed cake, here’s how to easily make a statement: Melt half a bar of white dairy chocolate. Place into a squeeze bottle (or Ziploc bag with a small hole). Along one side of the cake, start drizzling the chocolate onto the cheesecake back and forth a few times. Next, do the same at the top. Take a few Kliks balls and place them around strategically for a sleek, tempting look.

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• Oops! Cheesecake cracked? Once the cake has cooled in the fridge, fill the crack with sour cream or glaze. • To get the best flavor from your cheesecake or babka, serve it out of the fridge after letting it sit for approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

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For about eight weeks since Purim, our entire existence was confined to the ten people living in our home. Ever since school “resumed,” however, we have been getting little reminders of other human beings living somewhere on the same planet as we are. Namely, my children’s teachers. Suddenly they have a say in what our day is going to be like! (I admit that’s not always a bad thing.) 126 / THE MONSEY VIEW / May 13, 2020 www.themonseyview.com / 845.600.8484

One piece of homework that my teenage daughter received from her teacher involved coming up with five things that this corona situation has taught her. My daughter, wise girl that she is, has been using the rare advantage of having bored family members around to help get some of her schoolwork done. And so, she presented us all with this question around the supper table one day. It didn’t take anyone long to think. “Caring for others!” was the eight-year-old’s contribution, honed further by the sixteen-year-old: “Being willing to go to huge extents and even stay confined at home for months for people we might not even know.” “Listening to gedolim!” by the ten-year-old was followed by: “Yeah, especially when their psak is that you shouldn’t go to school!” and shared laughter. Humor aside, I was astonished and more than a little moved at the profound insights that continued to flow as the kids warmed up to the challenge. It was a true nachas moment. My thirteen-year-old, her eyes narrowed in contemplation, said, “What I learned was just how powerful one silly action can be. I mean, a guy just ate something, and look at what he did to the entire world! This means that we could never imagine just how far one action can go, and we’ll never really know which action it would be, either!” And she’s right. I think we all thought of that idea at some point or another over the last few weeks. My husband then shared the image that he envisions whenever he thinks of this concept. Chazal tell us that a person should always view the entire world as though it is exactly 50-50 — half zakai, half chayav. And our one action will determine


which way the scales will tilt. One action! I don’t know about you, but I’ve learned this concept in elementary school, and multiple times since then as well. But never has this imagery been so poignant, so believable, as it is now, when Hashem has shown it to us in the most literal way possible. It’s a concept that we can apply to almost every area of our lives, and most importantly (and obviously), to our avodas Hashem. But since this essay is supposed to be about Camp Corona, I’ll tell you how I applied this insight to our camp. Every day, when we drag ourselves out of bed to begin another long, long day of keeping the children occupied in the same four walls that are slowly becoming more and more claustrophobic, we have a choice. It’s not about the situation, or our kids’ moods, or what we happen to have planned — or not — for this day. It’s about one thing: me. My one action as I step into this new day. Sometimes we mothers forget how powerful we are in our children’s worlds. The children only seem to be doing their own thing as we move about our day around them. In reality, their eyes and ears are constantly attuned to us and to our attitudes. As we begin another day, or another hour or minute of the day, we are in fact standing at a crossroads. Our children’s experience is completely pareve. We are the ones who can tilt the scale and determine what kind of day this is going to be — and what kind of experience this entire corona period is going to be for them. We can let the day drag us to wherever it takes us (and I don’t know about you, but that usually doesn’t end up being the prettiest place). Or we can decide to be mature and make the decision ourselves. To put a huge smile on our face, a bounce in our voice, enthusiasm in our movements — and tilt the scale deep down to where we want it to go.

I read this one on our local community list, and it indeed proved to be so much fun that I sat down that very night and shared it with every mother I know:

Homemade Moon-Bounce! You will need a pack of balloons (preferably around 100 pieces) and a duvet cover. Blow up all of the balloons. Fill the duvet cover completely. (Since we had only 50 balloons on hand, we tied up the ends of the duvet cover to make it a bit smaller.) Now let the fun begin! Believe me, you will not need to tell the kids what to do. This surface absolutely invites lying, rolling, rocking, climbing and squishing. You will be very, very tempted to join them yourself! NOTE: The balloons will probably take longer to pop than you expect them to, but since sharp movements and jumping will cause some of them to pop, try to begin with softer use first, and let the jumping commence later, once the kids have had their fill of sensory fun.

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With BPA-free baby bottles and little glass jars of pureed vegetables iconic of the current era’s baby food scene, it’s hard to believe that previous generations once lacked these near-necessities. But the truth is that the whats, whens, and hows of feeding little ones in bygone eras and various locales would be shocking to modern-day parents.

Filling Up Hungry Little Tummies Infant foods used as a replacement to maternal milk were sorely lacking throughout history, often missing vital nutrients required by the human child. They were also often made with animal milk that wasn’t pasteurized, leading frequently to illness. Summertime, especially, was known to have a high infant mortality rate, due to the rapid pace at which milk would spoil. In ancient Egypt it was recommended that cow’s milk and boiled wheat kernels be mixed together and fed to the infant for whom maternal milk was unavailable. Over in Rome, a physician of renown advised that foods such as breadcrumbs soaked in wine or milk be introduced to an infant’s diet from the age of six months.

The Mechanics of the Meal Some of the earliest discovered feeding vessels for infants were made from clay and featured a small spout for liquid to drip from, drop by drop. Some of the findings had been designed in the shape of animals, perhaps in the attempt to delight the hungry little ones. Cow horn bottles were common in the Middle Ages. The narrower end of the horn would be perforated, and parchment or cloth would be placed over the opening to slow the speed of the emerging liquid. Babies of the Victorian era (1837–1901) were often fed with uber-popular glass or earthenware bottles with rubber tubing that allowed the child to suck liquid from within the bottle. This apparatus was difficult to clean and

Pap, a mushy meal consisting of bread or flour cooked in water or milk, was a common way of feeding non-nursing infants in the 16th to 18th centuries. This was especially prevalent among the upper crust who often saw their babies only once a day or so, leaving their child in charge of the nanny at all other times. The pap boat was the feeder of choice, and upper-class babes often had ones with elaborate designs. It wasn’t until well into the 1900s that more complex infant formulas, which were able to provide adequate nutrients for a human child, became available.

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By: Ruchy Reese

allowed dangrous bacteria to breed, earning the bottles the monikers of “killer bottles” or “murder bottles.” During that era, the infant mortality rate skyrocketed, with only two out of ten infants reaching their second birthday — the bottles largely to blame. The first ban against them was enacted in Buffalo, New York, in 1897, though they could still be found in circulation until 1920.

Gerber Little Sally Gerber was ill, and her doctor recommended a diet of strained fruits and vegetables. This type of food prep was time-consuming and strenuous, and Sally’s mother desperately sought an easier way to feed her child. That’s when she had the brainstorm to use her father-inlaw’s canning company to prepare the food for Sally. A short time later, in 1928, the family business had dabbled enough in baby foods that they decided to pivot their focus and create a commercial line of infant foods. The Fremont Canning Company changed their name in 1941 to become the now well-known Gerber Products Company. Gerber’s first baby foods were strained peas, prunes, carrots, spinach and vegetable beef soup.

In 1894, the first “banana feeder” was introduced to the public, being touted as easier to clean and safer than previous options. This type of bottle sold well until the 1950s. Pyrex introduced the first straight-walled heat-resistant glass baby bottle in 1924. Around the 1960s, the first plastic bottles came into being… and as they say, the rest is history.

In 1974, Gerber released a new product line called Gerber Singles. It was marketed to young unmarrieds as a quick no-cook meal, but being rather similar to the pureed baby food in the infant jars, the product line flopped… On the other hand, the baby food diet fad, which was popular some ten years ago, encouraged adults to eat fourteen jars of baby food per day, and only one chewable meal… Go figure.

One study found that the average American baby eats around 600 jars of commercial baby food by the time he is a year old. After more than 100 reports scattered across more than 30 states reported glass shards in Gerber baby foods in 1986, Gerber released a statement that parents should be vigilant about listening for the “pop” sound of their vacuum-packed pop-top lids. This ensures (or greatly raises the chances) that a baby jar hasn’t been tampered with. Squeezable pouches are the newest baby food fad to hit the market. These pouches allow babies to easily feed themselves, as well as keep the contents uncontaminated as the food can be squeezed onto a spoon, with whatever remains safely stored away for later. May 13, 2020 / THE MONSEY VIEW / 131 www.themonseyview.com / 845.600.8484


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‫נָ אְך ַא ַמזָ ל ַאז ִאיְך ָהאּב‬ ‫אקט‪.‬‬ ‫עּפ ְ‬ ‫ִאים ֶע ֶּפעס ַאיינְ גֶ ַ‬ ‫ארט ֶער ָאן‬ ‫ַאזֹוי‪ ,‬אֹויּב ָפ ְ‬ ‫יׁשט אֹויף ַא ַלאנְ גֶ ע‬ ‫ארנִ ְ‬ ‫גָ ְ‬ ‫אּבן‬ ‫ַצייט זָ אל ֶער ָה ְ‬ ‫ֶע ֶּפעס‪.‬‬

‫אטי‬ ‫ַאזֹוי וֶ ועט ֶעס ַט ִ‬ ‫יידער‬ ‫עפן ֵא ֶ‬ ‫יׁשט ְט ֶר ְ‬ ‫נִ ְ‬ ‫ֶער ַלאנְ ֶדעט ִאין‬ ‫ייט ְׁש ַלאנְ ד‪...‬‬ ‫ַד ְ‬

‫וואּו‬ ‫אלט‬ ‫אה ְ‬ ‫ַּב ַ‬ ‫ִאיְך ֶעס?‬

‫עמען פּון‬ ‫עקּומען נֶ ֶ‬ ‫ֶ‬ ‫ִאיְך ִּבין גֶ‬ ‫אטי‪ִ .‬איְך ָפאר‬ ‫ִדיר ַא ְּב ָר ָכה‪ַ ,‬ט ִ‬ ‫ַארֹויס פּון ַלאנְ ד‪ֶ .‬מען ָהאט‬ ‫עקט‬ ‫עט ָראגְ ן ַא ְּפ ָראיֶ ְ‬ ‫ִמיר ָאנְ גֶ ְ‬ ‫רֹויסע ָצאל‬ ‫קֹויפן ַא גְ ֶ‬ ‫ְ‬ ‫צּו‬ ‫עירס‪.‬‬ ‫ְפ ִריזְ ִׁש ֶיד ְ‬

‫יׁשט‬ ‫אכנִ ְ‬ ‫הּודה‪ִּ ,‬ביזְ ט נָ ְ‬ ‫יְ ָ‬ ‫טּוסטּו זִ יְך ָאן‬ ‫ְ‬ ‫עׁש ַטאנֶ ען? אֹויּב‬ ‫אֹויפגֶ ְ‬ ‫ְ‬ ‫יידי‪.‬‬ ‫קּומען צּו זֵ ִ‬ ‫יט ֶ‬ ‫ְׁשנֶ על‪ֶ ,‬קענְ ְסטּו ִמ ְ‬

‫עירס?‬ ‫ְפ ִריזְ ִׁש ֶיד ְ‬

‫רֹויסער‬ ‫גּוט‪ ,‬גּוט‪ַ ,‬א גְ ֶ‬ ‫אר ְסטּו?‬ ‫ֶח ֶסד‪ .‬וואּו ָפ ְ‬

‫יׁשט‬ ‫אכנִ ְ‬ ‫ָאה‪ִ ,‬איְך ָהאּב ִדיר נָ ְ‬ ‫ַאראנְ זְ ִׁש ְירן ַא‬ ‫יילט? ִמיר ַ‬ ‫ער ֵצ ְ‬ ‫ֶד ְ‬ ‫עירס‬ ‫ִריזִ יגֶ ע ֶסעיל פּון ְפ ִריזְ ִׁש ֶיד ְ‬ ‫ועלן‬ ‫ּתֹורה‪ ,‬וֶ ְ‬ ‫עלייט‪ְּ ,‬בנֵ י ָ‬ ‫וָ ואס ִאינְ גֶ ַ‬ ‫קֹויפן ַפאר גָ אר ִּב ִיליג‪.‬‬ ‫ְ‬ ‫ֶקענֶ ען‬

‫אטי‪ֶ ,‬עס ְק ִלינְ גְ ט‪,‬‬ ‫ַט ִ‬ ‫עדן צּו ִדיר‪.‬‬ ‫ֵאיינֶ ער וִ ויל ֶר ְ‬

‫עצט‪ִ .‬איְך‬ ‫יידי יֶ ְ‬ ‫ִאיְך ִּבין ִמיט זֵ ִ‬ ‫צּוריק ְק ִלינְ גְ ן ִאין‬ ‫וֶ ועל ִאים ׁשֹוין ִ‬ ‫ְצוֵ ויי ִמינּוט‪.‬‬

‫ַקיין‬ ‫ייט ְׁש ַלאנְ ד‪...‬‬ ‫ַד ְ‬

‫נֵ יין‪ַ ,‬אנְ ִׁשיל‪.‬‬ ‫ַמיין זּון ֶקען‬ ‫ארן ַקיין‬ ‫יׁשט ָפ ְ‬ ‫נִ ְ‬ ‫ייט ְׁש ַלאנְ ד!‬ ‫ַד ְ‬

‫ייט ְׁש ַלאנְ ד? ַמיין זּון זָ אל‬ ‫ַד ְ‬ ‫ייט ְׁש ַלאנְ ד?‬ ‫ארן ַקיין ַד ְ‬ ‫ָפ ְ‬

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‫עפינֶ ען ַא‬ ‫ִאיר ָהאט גֶ ִ‬ ‫אדּוצ ְירט‬ ‫ִ‬ ‫ִפ ְיר ֶמע וָ ואס ְּפ ָר‬ ‫עירס?‬ ‫ְפ ִריזְ ִׁש ֶיד ְ‬

‫אלט ָהאט אּונְ זֶ ער‬ ‫עמ ְ‬ ‫אּון ֶד ָ‬ ‫קּומענְ ִדיגֶ ע‬ ‫ֶ‬ ‫ֶר ִּבי גֶ עזָ אגְ ט ַאז‬ ‫ָמאל וֶ ועט ֶער טּוהן‪..‬‬

‫אמי‪.‬‬ ‫עדן ִמיט ַמ ִ‬ ‫ארף ֶר ְ‬ ‫ִאיְך ַד ְ‬ ‫אטי‬ ‫וייטער ִאיז ַט ִ‬ ‫ׁשֹוין וַ ֶ‬ ‫יטן!‬ ‫ַארֹויסגֶ עגַ אנְ גֶ ען ִאינְ ִמ ְ‬ ‫ְ‬ ‫יָ א‪ַ ,‬אזֹוי גֵ ייט‬ ‫ֶעס וֶ וען ַדיין‬ ‫אטע ִאיז‬ ‫ַט ֶ‬ ‫נּומען צּו‬ ‫אר ֶ‬ ‫ַפ ְ‬ ‫טּוהן ֶח ֶסד‪ֶ .‬ער‬ ‫וֶ ועט ֵקיינְ ָמאל‬ ‫ָאּפזָ אגְ ן ַא‬ ‫יׁשט ְ‬ ‫נִ ְ‬ ‫וייטן‪...‬‬ ‫ְצוֵ ְ‬

‫ייט ְׁש ַלאנְ ד? ֶער‬ ‫ַד ְ‬ ‫אפן ַא‬ ‫עט ָר ְ‬ ‫יׁשט גֶ ְ‬ ‫ָהאט ַמ ֶמׁש נִ ְ‬ ‫ָארט? יָ א‪ִ ,‬איְך וֵ וייס‬ ‫ערער ְ‬ ‫עס ֶ‬ ‫ֶּב ֶ‬ ‫אדּוק ְטן‪,‬‬ ‫ְ‬ ‫גּוטע ְּפ ָר‬ ‫אּבן ֶ‬ ‫ַאז זֵ יי ָה ְ‬ ‫נּו‪ׁ ,‬שֹוין‪...‬‬

‫ָדאס וֶ ועט זִ יְך‬ ‫אר ַלאנְ גֶ ען ַא‬ ‫ַפ ְ‬ ‫אׁשלּוס‪.‬‬ ‫עלע ַּב ְ‬ ‫ְׁשנֶ ֶ‬

‫ִאין ְּבלֹויז ‪ָׁ 24‬ש ָעה זִ יְך‬ ‫לּופ ְטן?‬ ‫ייּבן ִאין ִדי ְ‬ ‫ֵה ְ‬ ‫יׁשט‬ ‫ָדאס ִאיז ָדאְך נִ ְ‬ ‫אר ַמאל!‬ ‫נָ ְ‬

‫עטער‪:‬‬ ‫ְׁש ֶּפ ֶ‬

‫יׁשט גֶ עזֶ עגְ נְ ט‬ ‫ִאיְך ָהאּב זִ יְך נִ ְ‬ ‫לּוצ ִלינְ גֶ ער‬ ‫אטי‪ֶ .‬דער ְּפ ְ‬ ‫פּון ַט ִ‬ ‫יסל‬ ‫ַאּב ְ‬ ‫ְדרּוק ָהאט ִמיר ִ‬ ‫אלד‬ ‫יׁשט‪ִ .‬איְך וֶ ועל ַּב ְ‬ ‫עמ ְ‬ ‫ֶצ ִ‬ ‫אכן ַדאוֶ וענֶ ען‬ ‫ער ְפ ִרי נָ ְ‬ ‫ִאינְ ֶד ְ‬ ‫ערגֵ יין צּו ִאים!‬ ‫ַאר ֶיּב ְ‬ ‫ִ‬

‫עמ ֶדער‪ֵ ,‬ציין‬ ‫הֹויזְ ן‪ֶ ,‬ה ְ‬ ‫ער ְׁש ְטל‪ ,‬וָ ואס נָ אְך?‬ ‫ֶּב ְ‬

‫אפט‬ ‫עצט ְׁש ָל ְ‬ ‫יֶ ְ‬ ‫אטי!‬ ‫ׁשֹוין ַט ִ‬

‫ִאיְך ָהאף ַאז ֵקיינֶ ער ִאיז‬ ‫יׁשט אֹויף‪ֵ .‬קיינֶ ער ָטאר‬ ‫נִ ְ‬ ‫יׁשט זֶ עהן וָ ואס ִאיְך טּוה!‬ ‫נִ ְ‬

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Hint: Each Boggle board hides a word of nine let ters or more!

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4. Two winners will be drawn each week, each of whom will win a pastrami sandwich and a can of soda!

PLAYING RULES: Find words on the board containing four letters or more. Letters of a word must be connected in a chain (each letter should be adjacent to the next either vertically, horizontally or diagonally), and each letter can only be used once in a given word. The following are not allowed in Boggle: Adding “s” to a word • Proper nouns • Abbreviations • Contractions • Acronyms

POINTS 4-letter words: 2 points | 5-letter words: 3 points | 6-letter words: 5 points | 7-letter words: 7 points | 8-letter words: 9 points | 9+ letters: 12 points

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3. Email the form to comments@ themonseyview.com or fax to 845600-8483 by Sunday at 9:00 p.m.

Family name: _________________________________ Phone: __________________ Full mailing address: ____________________________________________________ Full name of winner: _________________ Amount of points: __________ Full names of competing players:

List some words only the winner found:

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The longest word found on the board: _____________________________ A new word you learned from the board: __________________________ Only complete forms will be entered into the drawing.

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2. Once you have a winner, fill out the form below in its entirety

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1. Gather round the table to play a family game of Boggle, using this Boggle board.

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HOW TO PLAY:

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ADVANCED BOGGLE WINNERS

WINNER 1 Family name: Kerem, 845-xxx-6117 Name of winner: Mimi Amount of points: 63 Names of competing players: Devoiry Some words only the winner found: facile, frigid, milestone, polite The longest word found on the board: milestone A new word learned from the board: facile

4 9 7 5 8 3 6 1 6 9 2 9 8 5 4 7 5 7 3 5

1 4 7 6 3 2 1

WINNER 2 Family name: Rausman, 845-xxx-6251 Name of winner: Miriam

INTERMEDIATE

Amount of points: 140 Names of competing players: Gitty Some words only the winner found: vigil, cadre, police

5 3 8 1

The longest word found on the board: polite A new word learned from the board: stolid Last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ten-letter word: milestone

7 2 8

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8 4 1 2 8

9 5 3 7 2 If the family name on a Boggle entry doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t match the phone number and address on record, the submission will be disqualified.

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A $5 credit was issued at Toys4U on the account of the phone number listed on your submission.

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Shaindy Weiss, 13, Satmar

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CHUPPAH GEMACH Green velvet portable Chuppah. 845-425-4790

CLOTHING GEMACH Accepting only gently used clothing to be donated to local families. please text 8456625931 E. Krauss DVD/VIDEO GEMACH DVDS and portable players for sick and homebound adults and children.425-2660 GOWN GEMACH. South Monsey Ladies gowns and petticoat gemach.call or text after 5pm. 347-278-1278

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Classifieds

// gemachim // dresses & gowns

ATTENTION GRADUATES! S a fe s i d e I n s u ra n c e i s h i r i n g f u l l - t i m e fe m a l e e m p l o y e e s t o fi l l o p e n p o s i t i o n s i n s eve ra l d e p a r t m e n t s . At S a fe s i d e I n s u ra n c e , w e va l u e i n n ova t i o n , re s p o n s i b i l i ty , t e a m w o r k a n d e f fi c i e n c y . N o ex p e r i e n c e n e c e s s a r y , w e w i l l t ra i n . G re a t b e n e fi t s o f fe re d . TO J O I N P L E A S E S U B M I T Y O U R R E S U M E : F:845-738-3673 E:HR@SAFESIDEINS.COM

 

DOONA CAR SEAT GEMACH If you need a doona for any medical reason or for any other reason for a short period of time Please call 845-445-7474 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 FREE ADVICE with OPWDD/self direction and community classes. call 1201 892 0526 email slfydhm@gmail.com FREE BOXES for moving (mostly egg carton size). 845-425-6826 or 845-608-7830. Donations of flattened boxes are always welcome! GOWN GEMACH mother and sister gowns size 0-12, by apt only. 845-4267496 or 845-352-3031. ISRAEL GPS No fee. English or Hebrew. Must reserve in advance by email at IsraelGPS@gngroup. com

GPS GEMACH Brand new, updated, with traffic. 845-352-2588 Leave msg. (Minimal fee) FORMULA GEMACH chani @ 347-267-3640 or Miriam 216-889-3643 FLORAL BISOMIM for your Simcha - 845-6292785. 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 ELEGANT HATS For short term rental 845517-0838. ‎ OT WATER URNS H 845-425-9211 HEATER GEMACH 845 362 8666 HAIRCUTS & STYLING GEMACH $7 haircuts. $10 styling. call miri after 4:30 426-2561

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HAIRCUTS & STYLING GEMACH For Professional styling & haircuts pls call. Very affordable rates 845-352-8101 SIMCHA HAT $25. many styles/ colors. We also accept donations of elegant hats. 347 351 1604 BANDS & BERETS GEMACH Previous season designer sample leftovers. New ladies berets and bands $10. Sun & Thurs 8-9 pm. Please call before 845-290-8319 JWAZE DEVICE 8455965856 leave message ‫טייערע כלה‬ ‫נוצט אויס דעם יום החופה‬ ‫מיט אן אלבום וואס ענטהאלט‬ ,‫ שיעורים‬,‫ הדרכה‬,‫השקפה‬ ‫ וואכן פאר‬4‫ רעזעווירט‬.‫תפילות‬ 845-352-2560 ‫די חתונה‬ KALLAH ACCESSORY GEMACH Everything you need for the kallah (except for the gown) Crown, veil, shoes, decktich, fur cape 845-426-0767 FREE HOTLINE Increase the kedusha and strengthen your connection to Hashem. Women’s inspirational, interactive and informative hotline: Yiddish 6469271200 English 9179249900

‫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 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 MATERNITY GEMACH Weekday and shabbos clothing, various sizes. call/ text 845-445-9687 MEZUZOS GEMACH 362.2333 MOVING BOX GEMACH New Hempstead area. text 845-642-5286 to arrange pick up GEMACH ‫מוהלים‬ We are ready to sharpen your knives. 718-384-6214 PACK N PLAY We have New Pack n Plays tova222@gmail.com or text 845-216-4885 REFLECTOR GEMACH Hosting guest? Be safe! Wear a reflector. If anyone borrowed please return as soon as possible. 845-3560815


Power Washing

Weekly Office Cleaning

Rubbish Removal

Post Construction Cleaning

cleaning from black to blue...

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

Fully Insured Free estimates

PIDYON HABEN GEMACH Located in Wesley Hills. Call/ Text 845-579-2351 or email gemach.pidyonhaben@ gmail.com PHONE GEMACH free of charge for as long as necessary. 845 579 5538 PIDYON HABEN coins, silver tray, lace box, outfit 845-426-1681 845-6427256

Gutter Guard Installation Cleaning and Repirs SUITCASE GEMACH 845-371-9121 SCHOOL SUPPLIES GEMACH Accepting donations. New or gently used. 862-505-9546 TOY GEMACH Keep all the children busy by your simchas with tons of lego and clicks. 845-578-6513 TABLECLOTHS for your Simchos. (845) 371 2105 TICHEL GEMACH To receive or donate 845-3717504

THE WEDDING KIT All necessities for Kallah/ Chosson’s family for the wedding night. Leili Nishmas: Perel Gela Bas R’ Shloima. 845-371-2947

REFLECTOR GEMACH: having guests or having a simcha and need reflectors 347-977-6816

TICHEL GEMACH Donations welcome. 845548-0014

WHITE KALLAH SHOES. Proceeds go to tzedakah. Call\Text 845-200-0211

SIDDUR GEMACH Sfard: Friedman 845-6087830 Ashkenaz: Shulman845 352 1756 or 845-826-6718

TOY GEMACH 3 different sets of exciting toys available for free to help you and your children enjoy your simcha. Call/text Rifki Zimmerman 917-538-3453.

WEDDING KIT for Machetunim to take along. 845-425-2036

ROOF CARRIERS For all cars even without bars on roof. 845-659-1863. Monroe: 845-662-7102. South Fallsburg 845-434-3865.

SIDDUR/CHUMASH 558.4774 SHIFRA PUAH DOULA Please call to register in advance. 845-587-1649 SOUND SYSTEM GEMACH Speakers, mikes, mixers, cables, 917-382-8809 SHULERT APP Daven at the perfect Minyan with Shulert! https://www. shulert.com

UMBRELLA GEMACH For simchas, events etc. 216470-9841 WE ACCEPT clothing, shoes and household items in brand new condition. To donate or receive call 347-731-3851. SHABBOS SIMCHA GEMACH Becher, Challah deklich, Zemiros, Benchers… 845425-0498

GOWN FOR RENT

beautiful dark colored gown size 2-4 8455380391 RENT/SALE Black & White Exquisite gown for rent/sale.Text only 845-826-2185 3 GOWNS 3 gorgeous chasunah gowns for rent/sale. Brand new. Sizes 3-4, 5, and 10. Pls call 425-1557 or 213-9949

WEDDING HAIR PIECES for children 3473001679

DRESSES/GOWNS GOLD GOWN Adorable gold gown by Dassy available to buy or rent. Toddler size 4. Call 422-5596 for more info MAGNIFICENT GOWN Exquisite gown for rent size 2-4. White base with mauve & blue embroidered flowers. pls call 845-596-9933

CUSTOM GOWN RENTAL New Custom gown rental for ladies and teens. Call 845659-2799 CHILDRENS GOWNS Magnificent custom made pink tulle gowns size 10, 14 & 16. 354-1279 CUSTOM HALBERSTAM Black/white mid-length dress size 8-10 for rent. For more info call 845.425.0924

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Classifieds

// lost & found // free giveaways

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

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.

LOST Black camera sx740 on the Monsey Trails. 917-671-6386

FOUND

pink pacifier size 0-6 months Roberts area 8452386691

REMOVE AN AYIN HORA!

Lightweight baby snowsuit white fur on Scotland Hill Rd. on Chol Hamoed 845-3716857 Ribstick in La familia drove from Shoppers Haven 845356-2314

BY RABBi SHMUEL ECKSTEIN ENDORSED BY MANY RABUNIM

Blue full apron with Kindline logo on my yard. 356-2714 ring in shoppers haven on Sunday May 10. Call: 718-9134693

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PARNASSAH

small baby gold stud earring lafamilia 7/29. 4261612

FREE GIVEAWAYS

Pair childrens glasses on Briarcliff 4 weeks ago. 845425-7469

Few boxes yiddish/English Torah tapes 845-263-5198

childs blue-greenish Shabbos cap on Jill Lane. 845-222-1305

3 sealed boxes of Oberlander pesach cookies. call/text 845 826 5093

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SHIDDUCHIM

HEALTH

2 new pairs + 1 almost new Medi compression sz med. knee hi socks. Almond color (beige). 845-222-1305.

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‫שלושים של הרבנית מצאנז קלויזענבורג ע"ה אצל חתנה האדמו"ר מצאנז זוועהיל‬

‫האדמו"ר מדזיקוב מעליץ איז מבקר חולה ידידו הנאמן הרב החסיד ר' שמואל מייער דורכ'ן פענסטער‬ ‫ישר כח פאר העסקן ר' מנחם‬ ‫שווערן פארן ארבייטען‬ ‫איבערמיטלעך דאס צו מסדר זיין‬

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IT’S NOT MY TASTE! Help your little ones develop a healthy relationship with food

FREE ISSUE 248 MAY 13, 2020

‫בחקותי‬-‫פרשת בהר‬ ‫י”ט אייר תש”פ‬

ALL THE SENSES OF SELF Nurture all eight senses to help your kids positively experience the world

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Week in Review

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The Cuckoo Clock

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Political Pulse

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Celebrating Uniqueness

104 //

The Sleep Police

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All Things Cheesecake

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Corona Diaries

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Fun Pages

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‫‪36‬‬ ‫מאל‬ ‫דערמאנט אונז די תורה‬ ‫די מצוה פון ואהבתם‬ ‫את הגר ‪ -‬וגר לא תלחץ‬

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‫אונטערדריקט‪:‬‬ ‫עס ווערט דרינגענט‬ ‫געזוכט עסקנים‬ ‫זיין ווייב איז ל”ע אוועקגעריסן‬ ‫געווארן דורך די קאראנע וויירוס‪,‬‬ ‫ער איז ליידער נישט געזונט‪,‬‬ ‫ער קען נישט ברענגען פרנסה‬ ‫געבליבן מיט צוויי יתומים’לעך‪,‬‬ ‫וואס איינער פון זיי איז ל”ע טויב‬ ‫עס איז נישטא ווער עס‬ ‫זאל זיי העלפן אנגיין‬ ‫עס איז נישטא ווער עס‬ ‫זאל פאר זיי שאפן געלט‬ ‫עס איז אפילו נישטא‬ ‫ווער זאל מיטוויינען מיט זיי‬

‫זיך אנצושליסן אינעם‬ ‫מעכטיגן קאמפיין‬ ‫צו שאפן געלט צו‬ ‫ראטעווען זיין משפחה‬

‫ר’ איד! די אחריות‬ ‫ליגט אויף אונז‬ ‫אחינו בני ישראל!‬ ‫צו נעמען א חלק אין שאפן געלט‬ ‫פארן קאמפיין פארבינד אייך שוין אויף‪:‬‬

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‫לְ ַמ ַען יְ ָב ֶרכְ ָך ד' ְּבכֹל ַמ ֲע ֵׂשה יָ ֶדיָך ֲא ֶׁשר ַּת ֲע ֶׂשה‬


‫‪‰‬יום ˘לו˘‪ ‰‬ו˘לו˘ים‬ ‫יום ˘‪‰‬ם ‡רבע‪˘ ‰‬בועו˙‬ ‫וחמ˘‪ ‰‬ימים בעומר‬

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