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ATTRIBUTION I just wanted to point out that the quote featured on your shopping survey: “I passed a store which advertised that all their merchandise was 50% off. So I walked right past it and saved the other 50%, too!” is culled from Rabbi Avigdor Miller’s wisdom. Thank you, G. E.

POWER YOUR DAY WITH POWERFOOD I was delighted to see your suggestion of serving kasha for a quick and hearty breakfast. Buckwheat is a powerfood and very filling. It contains high protein

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by to this day: “Never feel guilty or embarrassed unless you have done an aveira.” I don’t consider that extra piece of cake an aveira, especially if it strengthens me to take care of my family. Yes, I would physically feel better lighter and thinner- but this is what works at this moment in time for my family. So cake never even makes it onto my value system, thus not usually affecting my selfesteem in a large way. In general, I feel our society is too laden with guilt- and that is so crippling to a person’s self worth! By the way, as I used to be a raw food vegan and lived on fresh juices, raw fruits and vegetablesI can testify to the validity of the juice diet you mentioned previously. I was on springs! The natural enzymes from the veggies kept me going, and I definitely miss that extra dose of vitality, although I’ll be the first to admit that devoting my life to juicing is absolutely impossible at this point in time… Unless of course, someone were to do it for me… Is there anyone that is trained in creating juices and delivers them before the nutrients die out? Thanks! A less peeved and pudgy reader

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board! Please carefully review the list and choose the real winner. Thank you, A Boggle player EDITOR’S REPLY: We are sincerely sorry for the disappointment that Monsey View Boggle fans experienced upon seeing a list that did not acknowledge their efforts of fair play. In the future, we will be careful to review all submissions against the boggle board in addition to the Merriam-Webster paper dictionary. Please see last week’s winners in the boggle section.

RE: SUPERVISOR’S MEZUZAH I’m writing regarding the letter from a sofer concerned about the kashrus of the mezuzah on the office door of Supervisor St. Lawrence. A mezuzah in a public place doesn’t have to be checked so often (less than once in fifteen years), which leaves no room for concerns about the Kashrus of a 15-year-old mezuzah. The only thing is that this mezuzah is perhaps on a private office, where if he would have been Jewish he would be obligated to check it more frequently, but that is not the case… A reader I read your interesting article on Christopher St. Lawrence. There was only thing that was bothering me. I’m not sure why it’s a chashivos that he has a mezuzah on his door. The halacha mifurish is that a goy is not allowed to have a mezuzah on his door, because you don’t know what he will do with a mezuzah. Halachically, he would have to take the mezuzah off his door. Kol Tuv, A Reader


YOUR VOICE

RE: THE CHANGING FACE OF MONSEY (ISSUE #24) Dear Resident Who LOVES Monsey, I was not born in Monsey, I did not grow up in Monsey, I did not get married in Monsey, but I DID move to Monsey from a different state eleven years ago. Guess what! I may not be an original Monsey resident, but I also love Monsey for the same reasons you do. I chose to move to Monsey without having family or friends living here. (I still don’t have biological family living here, but several original Monsey families have adopted my family so maybe I could be considered an original Monsey resident by default!) I also would love if Monsey would have stayed the same Monsey that I moved to. However, I am tired of everyone putting the blame on the newcomers. I think the blame has to be shifted a little. It isn’t the people from the city who are ruining Monsey. It is our builders and rich people in real estate who surprise... surprise… have probably been living in Monsey for as long as

you have. (Yes, I can think of a few names as I type this.) Why our distinguished politicians are allowing the growth to go upwards and not outwards is another question to ask. If you need to blame someone, turn to these groups who care more about their money and power than what is good for the community. Growth is not a bad thing when done responsibly. B.L.T.

We, being the children of Avraham Avinu, have the middah of chesed and hachnosas orchim ingrained in our beings. What makes you the “original” resident of Monsey? Your parents also came here. After the war, refugees were turned away from many countries. Wouldn’t you have accepted them? Mrs. Weisz A resident of Monsey who is happy to welcome our brethren!


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What’s the Most Effective Way to Burn Fat with Exercise?

ADDING A SPRINT TO YOUR DAY

When I mention exercise to my clients, or to people in general, what usually comes to their mind is spending two hours at a gym, an hour-long walk, or a 45-minute aerobics class. This usually comes along with a frown on their face clearly stating: I don’t have the time, and I don’t enjoy it. So why bother?

As usual, any type of consistent movement is better than not doing it at all. Swimming, walking, dancing, running, and using exercise equipment are all great ways to burn calories. What I want to suggest to you is how you can add a sprint to any type of workout to increase your fatburning capabilities. Following are some examples of how to do it.

If this sounds familiar to you, I have some good news. The slogan I like to use is “shorter and smarter.” Allow me to explain.

SHORT VERSUS LONG PERIODS OF EXERCISING: This may come as a surprise to you, but it’s a good one! If time and enjoyment is indeed an issue for you, then you’re going to like this: I’m not sure where the notion of “spending hours” at the gym is coming from, especially because it’s even more effective to exercise 4-5 times a week for only 25 minutes, than doing an hour’s worth of exercise three times a week! It’s crucial to know the reason why shorter workouts have been shown to be much more effective for weight loss. Every minute you spend exercising, you obviously want to get the most out of it. How can that be accomplished? When you exercise for a shorter time and incorporate ‘sprinting’ wherever you can, you will not only burn calories while working out, but it will have an after-burn effect as well. Which means that you’re going to continuing burning calories for many hours after the exercise session. In addition, your overall metabolism will be raised. Sounds good for 25 minutes,

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If you are new to sprinting, build yourself slowly up to 25 minutes. It might take you a few weeks to get there, but it will be worth your while. For now, even if you can only do 8- to 10-minute rotations, and you feel wiped out, that’s great! Cool down, then stop and continue with this sprinting exercise next time, adding one minute to each session.

EXERCISING IN THE MORNING/NOON VERSUS AT NIGHT: A very common question I often get is: when is the best time of the day to work-out?

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With shock and horror the world watched as Paris, France was attacked yet again by Islamic State Terrorists, this time perpetrating the worst attack on Parisian soil since WWII. The attack took place Friday night, November 13th. A total of eight terrorists were involved, shooting at civilians with machine guns and detonating suicide vests at locations throughout Paris over a period of 100 minutes. The final outcome was at least 129 civilians murdered with 100s more injured, scores critically. There were many tourists among the victims including US Citizens. French President Hollande issued a strong statement vowing to crack down on terror and declaring a state of emergency. Countries across the world quickly joined in condemnation of the attacks offering help and condolences to the

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people of France. The following night, famous sights around the world were colored in blue, white and red, the colors of the French flag, in solidarity with the people of France. On Sunday, the French Air Force in an apparent response to the attack, bombed some 20 locations in Raqqa, Syria, an ISIS stronghold, reported to be terrorist recruitment and training sites.

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TIMELINE At least 129 people are dead, and another 352 injured, after three teams of jihadis struck the Stade de France football stadium, a handful of bars and cafes, and then finally the Bataclan concert hall. FIRST TWO ATTACKS: STADE DE FRANCE

1-2 The attacks began at 8:17pm GMT at the Stade de France, a sports stadium, where a game was taking place.

THIRD ATTACK: LE PETIT CAMBODGE AND LE CARILLON BAR

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The first explosion, a suicide bombing, was at an entrance to the stadium. A suicide bomber approached the gate with a match ticket when he was frisked by a security guard who turned him away.

The game was being watched by 80,000 spectators among them was President Francois Hollande who had to be evacuated from the stadium.

He backed away from the gate and detonated his vest at about 8:20pm GMT near Gate D of the stadium, killing one other person. A passport with the name Ahmed Almuhamed, 25, from Syria, was allegedly found nearby.

FIFTH ATTACK: CAFÉ ‘COMPTOIR VOLTAIRE’

FOURTH ATTACK: LA CASA NOSTRA PIZZERIA AND LA BELLE EQUIPE BAR

4 At 8:25pm GMT a separate team of gunmen arrived in a car and attacked diners at t Le Petit Cambodge and Le Carillon bar in the Canal Saint-Martin area of eastern Paris, killing 15.

A second suicide bomber, Bilal Hadfi, 20, blew himself up near Gate H several minutes later. No one else was reported killed. Hadfi is said to have fought with ISIS in Syria.

5 From there, the militants drove around a mile south-east – apparently past the area of the Bataclan concert venue – to launch another attack, this time on La Belle Equipe bar in Rue de Charonne. At least 19 people died after the terrace was sprayed with bullets at 8:38pm GMT. The attackers then drove off.

The same unit then drove about 500 yards to La Casa Nostra pizzeria and opened fire on diners on the terrace of the restaurant, killing at least five people.

SIXTH ATTACK: BATACLAN MUSIC HALL

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Five minutes later, Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31, set off a suicide vest outside the outside cafe 'Comptoir Voltaire' on the Boulevard Voltaire and close to the Bataclan theatre. He hired a car used in the attack.

SEVENTH ATTACK: NEAR STADE DE FRANCE

7 At 8:49pm GMT, the third group (believed to be three men and a woman) armed with AK-47s stormed the Bataclan music hall and began shooting members of the crowd. Survivors claim three blew themselves up and a fourth person was shot dead by police before they could detonate their bomb.

At around 8:50pm GMT a third blast took place near the Stade de France, this time by a McDonald’s restaurant on the fringes of the stadium. The boom caused terror among spectators who had already been attempting to flee the stadium following the first two explosions. The attacker who detonated his suicide vest was identified as a 20-year-old French man living in Belgium.

AFTERMATH The following morning, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks across Paris, saying 'eight brothers wearing explosive belts and carrying assault rifles' conducted a 'blessed attack on... Crusader France.' That afternoon, three people traveling in a grey VW Polo were arrested at the French/Belgian border when police traced the car after it was sighted outside the Bataclan theatre at the time of the attacks. - One of the Bataclan suspects was found carrying a Syrian passport under the name Ahmed Almuhamed who traveled to France as a migrant through Greece on

October 3. Ferry tickets reveal he traveled with another man named Mohammed Almuhamed. - Omar Ismaël Mostefai, 29, from Courcouronnes, Paris was also named as a Bataclan suicide bomber. The petty criminal and father of one was known to police as a radical and had traveled to Algeria and Syria. He was identified by the fingerprint on a severed digit found after he detonated his suicide belt. - Mostefai's father, a brother and other family members have been held and are being questioned. - The car used by the terrorists who murdered diners outside the Casa Nostra pizza restaurant and

the La Belle Équipe cafe was found abandoned 20 minutes away in Montreuil with a cache of weapons inside. - Seven people were detained in Belgium linked to the atrocities - three at the border and four in Brussels. Five are from the Molenbeek area of Brussels known as a 'den of terrorists'. - French media reports suggest three of the men involved were brothers, but police have not confirmed the reports. - French police are still hunting for two gunmen on the run and an ISIS bombmaker likely to have made the suicide vests T H E M ON S E Y V I E W /

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Stone TWENTY FOUR Chaya’s Story Do you believe in miracles? I asked myself after the moment died down, left as I was with the weight of unsaid words sitting deep in my gut. Malka’la showed me the linens. I understood from her words that not only linens, but dresses, specifically her wedding dress — the one she would wear once, on the day only she, and her future, and her new husband exist — should be beautiful. Not just because she needs a dress. Not because of my obligation as a mother, to send a daughter to her own wedding dressed as a bride. Not that. She wants, no, needs — if she is to heal from constant want —to start her life off like the queen that she is. Seventeen years ago she nestled in both of my arms, and I looked at her face. I saw neshamah there. I saw a bag of bones and flesh, intricately formed and woven with blood vessels, deep lines,

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by Chany Rosengarten

Recap: Duvid finds himself in Mattersdorf, where Rachamim offers him an apartment on loan, which Malka’la will have to repay throughout the years of her marriage.

sharp wisps of black hair. I saw a body so small, holding a power so, so deep. I vowed to preserve, to nourish, or at the very least, do no harm. It’s been 17 years. I walked restlessly between the walls in our home. How confining and small they were. Even hospital corridors are better for pacing. I inched between the mattresses

time of pain. But my hands were empty. The fabrics were refolded in Malka’s pin-neat style. The pots were put away. There is no work for me; it is not for work that I am needed in this home. Malka’la did it all. The only thing I can radiate out into This World is love, calm; the only thing I can provide is to listen. Like I did earlier today. Listened to

She wants, no, needs — if she is to heal from constant want —to start her life off like the queen that she is. strewn on the floor of our bedroom. Malka’la’s chest rose and fell, her nostrils like the wings of a nestling butterfly. I looked at her eyelids, her black lashes brushing the crest of her cheeks. How many times can a vow be broken before it is a vow no more? I paced. I paced. It used to be I would scour pots in a

Chuna’s heartbeat, to Isaac’s dreams and desire to connect. And I did it to Malka’la, too. Until my fear came in. Robbed me of my listening ear, stole my peaceful heart. I heard her. I saw her tentative steps toward joy, creativity. I wished for her to have it; I knew she needed it. And

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How many times can a vow be broken before it is a vow no more? Our Creator has always been here. He is here, right now, with me. He knows how this will turn out, what dress Malka will adorn herself in, where the money will come from as it passes through our hands. I have to be still, listen, to be. That’s my job. Because the rest will happen, as everything does. Snow falls, melts, washes away. Children are born, grow up, marry. I am fortunate to be part of this process. As a spectator, a beneficiary. I felt good again. I decided to write a note to Malka’la. To tuck it under her pillow. If it was so hard for me to say it in person, she deserved to hear it now.

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“I have one option. My boss will give us a dirah in Mattersdorf. Malka’la will work to pay it back. The store, the fabrics, will be hers. To earn. To pay him back.” I looked at Duvid. Part of me listened as he outlined the plan. Part of me just watched his movements, how his shoulders curled in on him, how he wanted to give his daughter much, much more. “Duvid,” I said. His head jerked up, and for the first time in this conversation, he looked at me. “Thank you for being the catalyst for such a

Miracles do happen. You can mistake them for other things, happenstance perhaps, but not if your heart is cracked open. without

miracle. Malka’la will have where to live.”

“Duvid, what is it?” I asked. “You look exhausted.”

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“I, too, want to give my daughter more than I have to give away. The bitterness makes me pull back and give even less.”

Can I accept comment?

He said it without a trace of resentment. Maybe even pride. I wanted to talk to him about Malka’la. But I was afraid to. What if his reaction was the same as mine? I wanted someone to help me up and out, and therefore I’d have no tolerance for someone in the exact place as me. Could I accept where I am? “Malka’la’s chasunah almost here,” Duvid said.

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I grew very still, guarding myself against more chaos. “Yes,” I said.

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I looked down at the note I had started. You are a queen at your wedding; let’s make it beautiful. I drew a sketchy picture of a bride, adorned in a long and flowing dress. On the bodice I added an arrangement of flowers, lace, and beads. I set a shimmering crown on her head with a few heavy strokes. I went to the sleeping quarters and tiptoed to her pillow. She was awake. She looked like she’d been crying. “Malka’la,” I said. “You can start sewing tomorrow. Sew the linen. Sew yourself beautiful things. Your wedding is coming.” “I know,” she said, her voice scratchy. “I need help. And Chuna needs help. He needs it more than I do. Maybe the wedding should wait.” To be continued…

He was listening. “I trust that she will be supported by the same Provider that has been here for us. She has where to live. What a stone off my shoulders. Now we can start preparing for the chasunah.” Excitement filled me. Miracles do happen. You can mistake them for other things, happenstance perhaps, but not if your heart is cracked open.

Chany Rosengarten is a mother of three, whose love for writing runs almost as deep as her love for nature. Having recently returned to the U.S. from Eretz Yisroel, her spirit is in Yerushalayim even as she reacclimatizes to Monsey. She’s in touch with her former Yerushalmi neighbors, but makes a point of getting acquainted with the local businesses and friends. Her work is featured in several Jewish publications


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This tasty rice goes especially well with Chinese dishes. I don’t add salt to it, since soy sauce is pretty salty, but feel free to adjust according to your personal taste.

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Winner: C. Fried Dana Rd. 326 points Supper on us! A pizza pie, fries, and ice cream delivered to your door.

Runner Ups: TOP 5 E. Taub – Jill Lane – 319 points Weisel Family – Rita Ave. – 311 points Hershkovitz – Crest Ct. – 306 points Deutscher – Decatur Ave. – 297 points Braun Family – Ostereh Blvd. – 297 points Pick up your free slice and ice cream at Chai Pizza

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The winner’s list for the Boggle board in Issue #23 – printed in Issue #24 - included many words which were not found on the boggle board. We apologize for the error. Please see the correct winners below. Winners for Issue #23 Winner: Pollak – Rte. 306 - 505 points Supper on us! A pizza pie, fries, and ice cream delivered to your door.

Runner Ups: TOP 6 Greenberg – Ostereh Blvd – 503 points Braun – Ostereh Blvd. – 500 points Duetscher – Decatur Ave. – 497 points M. Stern – Feldman Circle – 491 points Bayer – Clinton Lane – 490 points Weiss – Nesher Ct. – 490 points Pick up your free slice and ice cream at Chai Pizza

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Draw one of the art ideas and mail to Faigy Rothman, 8 Gwen Lane, Monsey, NY 10952, to enter our monthly art contest. Make sure to include your name and school/Cheder.

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AND THE WINNERS AR Rivky and Chavi Liebst Bais Yaakov Elementary - Ages 8 and 7

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CONGRATULATIONS! Winners, contact The Monsey View to claim your prizes. Sheina Fischer Klausenberg - Age 6

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INFORMATIONAL By Ruchy Reese

CREATIVE STYLES The balaclava, also known as the modern-day ski mask, is the warmest option on the market. Every part of the face is covered, save for the lips, nostrils, and eyes. Eagle feathers feature prominently in Native American ceremonial wear, while porcupine fur was usually worn on the battlefield. Perukes, also known as wigs- were high-style in the 18Th century. Made out of horse, goat, or human hair, they were frequently powdered with orange or lavender scented powder that hopefully camouflaged any unpleasant odors coming from the wearer. (Keep in mind bathing was a once-a-year ritual for most people of that era!) Looking to decorate your hat with your own creative style? Keep in mind that as per world hat etiquette, women should only place decorations on the right side of her head covering.

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HEADCOVERING IN HALACHA It is forbidden for a man to walk fourcubits with his head uncovered. When donning a tallis, one is required to cover his head completely, letting the tallis hang over until it reaches below the mouth, with the fringes wrapped around the neck, for the time it takes one to walk four cubits. Many men have the custom to cover their heads with two head coverings, for many reasons. One of them being that there is a shita that the full head must be covered- which modern day yarmulke design fails to do.


The trees are almost barren now, and the crisp fall air holds within it the promise of winter. It won’t be long until we look outside and see the world covered with a pristine blanket of white snow. Cheeks and noses will be cherry-red with the frosty breeze, but with cozy headgear, the battle against the cold will be halfway over! No matter what your style, whether it’s a fuzzy winter-cap, kutchma, or big, furry earmuffs - we bet that you’ll have something on your head. Let’s keep warm and toasty and explore the world of hats and headgear!

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Ever counted the pleats in a Chef’s hat? I’ll save you the trouble! Each hat is made with exactly 100 pleats, to represent the 100 ways an expert Chef can prepare an egg. Makpid on always wearing a hat and planning a trip to London? Keep your eye out for black taxis! They are specially designed with high ceilings so that you don’t have take off your hat when sitting inside. When visiting a construction zone you’ll most likely be handed an orange or pink hard hat reserved for visitors. Laborers usually don yellow hard hats, while supervisors usually are crowned with white. Interestingly enough, there is a law that forbids dancing while wearing a hat in Fargo, North Dakota. Doing so may result in a jail sentence! Ever heard the phrase “Mad Hatter”? Once upon a time, felt hats were made using mercury in the process. Over time, hat makers that had been exposed to the chemical developed violent twitching and derangement, thus earning them the sad nickname of “Mad Hatter.” Nowadays, hat making doesn’t involve mercury and is much safer.

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“Big Wig”: a term used to denote a snobby person. Historically, only the most well-to-do could afford the biggest, fluffiest, hardest-to-care-for wigs. Snoopy Cap: The inner headgear worn by astronauts. Over at NASA they lost their creativity when it came to the outer piece however, boringly calling it “helmet.” Newsboy: Popular up until the 1950s, this 8-section small-brimmed hat has made a comeback! Although it was worn by the working class of newsboys and cab-drivers, it is now a popular hat to stylishly dress your little boy in! Bonnet: A hat that ties under the chin, typically with a brim framing the face. Historically worn by women and children, now it’s most popular for infants.


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Coverage and Photography by ChayLibby Bornfreund

Kosher Fest

Kosher food is now a billion dollar industry, according to Menachem Lubinsky, Kosherfest organizer. Surprisingly, nonJewish customers also make up a large percentage of the kosher food market, and can be found buying products in bulk for national grocery chains.

Inside the most famous food fest for the kosher consumer

Kosherfest! World renown as the world’s largest kosher certified products trade show, approximately 6,000 supermarket heads, caterers and kosher food establishments attend yearly. With over 325 exhibitors featuring their kosher certified products and services for the kosher market, there’s always something exciting to see. It’s here that suppliers of kosher certified products have the greatest opportunity to reach thousands of buyers from across the globe by presenting their products and/or services at the Kosherfest event. Kosherfest serves the kosher food industry, which has seen a tremendous explosion of growth in recent years. Gone are the simple days where small, rundown grocery stores stocked the basic food items. Gone are the days when one pizza store served the entire community. Today large, immaculate supermarkets are stocked with every imaginable kosher item, restaurants with exotic and intricate dishes, and large

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Over 325 exhibitors featuring their kosher certified products and services for the kosher market.

“People think positively about kosher food,” said Mordy Dicker of Englewood, Executive Vice President of Business Development for KEDEM/Kayco, “it’s become trendy.” Kayco is a merger of KEDEM Foods, Kenover Marketing and B&W Foods. The company has a huge distribution center in Bayonne and is now the largest kosher distributor in the world with thousands of products and more than 100 brands.


Three chefs engaged in a heated culinary battle during Kosherfest’s 8th Annual Culinary Competition presented by The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts. The winner, Chef Jasmine Einalhori of Sage Kitchen, beat out Chef Bryan Gruka and Chef Albert Bijou with her dish of turkey Bolognese with bean radish radicchio and fennel salad with watermelon radish during the 30 minute cook-off. A trophy and $500 cash prize was the winner’s prize. The contest was hosted by judges Joshua Massin, Alan Boner, and Jamie Geller.

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At the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secausus, New Jersey, on November 10th and 11th, the Kosherfest event brought together thousands of buyers and vendors alike, from all specters of the kosher market. Jews from all walks of life comprised the bulk of attendees. Before entering the hall where the booths were displayed, attendees passed a long wall of showcases highlighting new kosher products. The floor of the show was divided by aisles; on the side of each aisle each vendor displayed their products in creatively decorated booths to catch the buyers’ eyes.

Numerous exhibitors put out samples of food their company produces so that buyers can get a taste of what they have to offer. This year, while there were no overt trends in the kosher food industry, there appeared to be a growing momentum towards healthful, and specialty foods like glutenfree cooking and baking alternatives. Companies like Kedem (also known as Kayco) have continued to expand their gluten-free lines which began last year. Health Garden, an up and coming company of healthy sugar subsitutes, displayed an entire line of

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healthful sweeteners. As in previous years, the continued success of ready-made frozen foods like pizza, prepared fish and side dishes for the kosher consumer abounded. Another subtle but interesting trend we noticed, were large sized snack packages typically sold to grocery stores, but now being bought by individual kosher consumer. Pas Yisroel displayed large canisters filled with small pastry snacks that are to be sold in grocery stores. It was thrilling to catch a behind the scenes glimpse of the up and coming new food products!

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Dedication Ceremony Brought Generations Together Over 300 people gathered together last Sunday, November 15th to celebrate the Hachnosas Sefer Torah at FountainView at College Road, Rockland County’s premier retirement community. The community received a Sefer Torah from the Sperling family to commemorate the memory of Paul and Helen Sperling, who were residents of the community. Joining in the celebration with the Sperlings, were the community’s senior residents, staff and family, area residents and children from Yeshiva of Spring Valley, Mezamrin, who carried flags commemorating the occasion. The festivities included the Rabbi Yerachmiel Seplowitz writing the final letters in the torah, the march throughout the lobby accompanied by the Yedidim Choir, the procession and dancing outside the community entrance and the concluding ceremony in the community’s town hall. Rochelle Graubard, the Sperling’s daughter, spoke of the inspiring life their parents enjoyed at FountainView. She said that her parents came on a trial basis and were truly impressed with the service, the well-kept grounds and the pool. But most important, the personnel at the community were exceptional in how they accommodated everyone’s needs and treated them with dignity and respect. In particular, her father was ecstatic that there is a shul on the premises and enjoyed daily prayer services. Paul and Helen Sperling were married for 72 years and Paul lived until 100 years old. Rochelle noted that the family felt a Sefer Torah seemed the most fitting way to immortalize the memory of their mother and father. Neither of them was ostentatious and they always valued what was

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^ Rabbi Yerachmiel Seplowitz writes final letters in the Torah and marches through the lobby with the senior residents, staff family, and the children from Yeshiva of Spring Valley, Mezamrin, as they celebrate the Hachnosas Sefer Torah at FountainView Retirement Community.

truly important. The family felt now it is befitting to commemorate their lives with the simcha and love of Torah. The magnificent Hashnosas Sefer Torah coincided with the day after Paul Sperling’s Hebrew birthday and honored the couple for the boundless love they exhibited for their fellow Jews and their dedication to Yiddishkeit.


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My husband drives a gray minivan. So does my son, and so does my son-inlaw. Three of my neighbors also drive gray minivans. Check the parking lot of any supermarket, yeshiva, catering hall or bungalow colony, and you’ll notice that most of the cars parked there are… gray minivans! Apparently, the car companies had a deal with the navy’s surplus division to buy their leftover gray paint. So, what’s really wrong with everyone’s car being the same color? If you ever stood on a street corner with four large Amazing Savings bags waiting to be picked up, you know that this phenomenon poses a big problem. There you are, looking for a gray van. And it just so happens that out of every five or six cars that pass your way, at least three are gray vans. My husband does not understand the problem. “Just

I once went into a grocery store to pick up a few things. My husband parked near a snow bank to wait for me. While I was inside the store another spot became empty and he moved the car, but he forgot to call me to say that he had moved... With two grocery bags in hand, I climbed the snow bank and opened the passenger side door. At the wheel sat a young man, who at first glance resembled my son-in-law. My first thought was “What’s he doing here?” The young man’s thought must have been a little more alarming, “What’s she doing here?” As I started to ask him where his father-in-law had disappeared to, I realized my mistake. I was mortified!

My first thought was “What’s he doing here?” check the license plate!” he advises. Try that from two hundred feet away, especially when your view is partially blocked by a TOR bus waiting to drop off its passengers. Anyone who is married to a gray minivan driver has her stories, some humorous, some not, about approaching the wrong car. Here are two of mine.

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Another minivan confusion occurred when my neighbors were making a simcha in a hall that had very limited parking. My husband parked on the street while we went inside to wish the baal simcha “Mazel Tov”. When I came out of the hall I headed straight to the place where we had left the car, not knowing that my husband had come out before me and had found a

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more convenient spot. Boy was my friend’s husband surprised when I opened the passenger door of his car. Boy was I embarrassed! Even some car services are in on the gray mania. Just last week, I called a car service to ask him why the car wasn’t there yet. His answer was: “One more minute, gray minivan.” In the ensuing minute (more like 180 seconds) I counted seven gray minivans, five of them passing by consecutively. When his lease was up recently, my husband let me choose the color of our new van, showing me the choices in the car dealership’s brochure. (That’s the only thing I get to choose. The other options are my boys’ department.) I


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actually thought I had chosen a shade of brown. To my utter disappointment, he drove up in a brand-new van: gray again. No wonder they say you should not trust anything but reallife coloring. The only solution to this dilemma seems to be ordering a custom color car. How about burnt orange, avocado green, or a bright fuchsia? The problem with this solution is twofold. First of all, I doubt that my husband would want to drive such a car. And secondly, I am also sure that the year I decide to do this, so will everyone else, leaving me back to square one. And so my friends, THAT is the problem with gray.

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I absolutely love the phone orders that my favorite dry goods store offers. It slices my shopping trip in half!

I once walked into a store and saw something I liked at the right price and they had it only in the size I needed - I knew it was there for me!

I find the sales help in Prim absolutely amazing. They give me their honest opinion, the store is very well stocked and I am in and out in no time!

I love the convenience of the stores that offer over-the-phone shopping (like DG Express). I just make a phone call and everything gets delivered to my door.

The thing I find myself shopping for most is hosiery. They don’t last me through the week!

I walked into Designer’s Spot for weekday pants and walked out with a Shabbos outfit for my two girls and a weekday set for my entire family all under $200! Great service and great prices.

I recently shopped at Sareka. Their great prices, selection and friendly sales help make it a wonderful experience.

Before Yom Tov when I went shopping for shoes at Shoe B-doo, I could easily focus on one child at a time because the other children were occupied on the slides.

The biggest factor for me is a store that has a fair return policy. That way, a customer doesn’t have to be trapped with making a decision.

I was looking for a particular black skirt in my size in S&W. The saleslady was so nice. She checked it up and saw that there must still be one last one in the store. She browsed through hundreds of skirts in the dressing room, and bingo! She found it!

I once went out to shop with my triplets and we found something that made all of us happy!

I needed a certain pair of SAS shoes to bring to my sister-in-law in Israel. Mrs. Litzman from Monsey Shoes customordered them for me!

I saw something I loved, which the store had in all sizes except for mine. A few weeks later, I walked into a different store, found the same item, and saw that they only had my size left, in my preferred color 50% off!

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G N I T N E R PA Q&A By Faiga Bineth

QUESTION:

I am the mother of an extremely bright and intellectually gifted three-year-old girl, ke”h. Over the summer, we were debating back and forth whether or not we should register her for school. On the one hand, she is quite gifted; on the other hand, we were concerned about her social and emotional readiness. We are aware that beginning school is a milestone which involves many changes and adjustments to new experiences. Since she is by nature more of a sensitive child, we couldn’t determine whether or not she was ready to flourish in a classroom environment. After much thought, we decided to delay the option of school for another year. However, now that school has started, I am faced with a daunting responsibility in determining what my role is as a mother in this uncommon situation. I would love to hear from you what my focus should be this year.

THE PARENTING COACH RESPONDS: You’ve actually touched upon a hotly debated topic. In the past, age has been the single most used criterion for starting school. Yet research in the fields of education and neuroscience has improved the understanding of childhood development, allowing for more discussion on this issue. Frequently, parents with gifted children simply cannot wait for their child to start school. After all, they believe that their child obviously possesses a mind the likes of which has not been seen in generations. Who would not rush this little genius into preschool at age two? Moreover, how can they deprive the Jewish people of the future accomplishments of their little gadol hador for even one day? We have to understand though,

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that there is an emotional factor in determining school readiness. As R’ Chaim Friedlander zt”l pointed out, there is a strong emotional element involved in a child’s preparedness for formal education. Although the mind

Every mother should strive to be a “Chava” - the cultivator of the language and the thoughts of her child. may be ready, what good is it to begin schooling if the body, emotions, or spirit is still weak? Therefore, as we try to determine a child’s readiness for school, we must concern ourselves primarily with her emotional and social readiness. There is a great deal a child can benefit from staying home


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an extra year. There is an old Yiddish adage that goes: “Unter a mammas fartich is gut tzu zein,” translated as: “It is good to be beneath a mother’s apron.” This is to imply that a child can learn so much just by being around her mother in the security of her home. Rav Shamshon Rafoel Hirsch zt”l asserts that it is the mother of a child who is primarily responsible for his or her early education. Just as the first mother in the history of mankind was named Chava, which literally means “giver of thoughts” or “she who speaks,” every mother should strive to be a “Chava” - the cultivator of the language and the thoughts of her child. Thus she is duly charged with the role of teaching language and thinking skills to her child. Rabbi Hirsch further explains that a mother shouldn’t concern herself with specific schoolwork in anticipation of eventual schooling, like teaching the child to recite multiplication tables etc. Although the intention may be pure, it is often more damaging than helpful. Rather, instead of teaching her child learning-based skills, a mother should confine her activities to something far more important: she should teach her child “how to learn.” This means that she should teach her how to think and speak properly, to perceive things correctly, and to utilize her senses consciously and intelligently. The easiest and quickest way to work on the “how to learn” set of skills is through play. Although some adults think that play is a waste of time - it is actually play that allows children to reach their highest potential. It is absolutely essential for their survival and development! When children are given the freedom to play, their minds, bodies, and spirits fully develop and thrive. The methods used to convey the knowledge of “how to learn” require much sensitivity, creativity, and involvement. Listed below are just a few activities that serve a useful purpose.

DRESS-UP /PUPPETS: The “childish” speech, games, toys, and social interactions of children are critical to their maturation and development. It is often difficult to wait and to be sure that all systems - physical, emotional, as well as intellectual, are ready, especially when we are faced with an outstanding mind. However, we must remember to keep the glow on our children’s faces by raising them in accordance with the vision of proper chinuch promoted by Chazal. Sometimes that means keeping our gifted three-year-old home for yet another year of focusing on healthy play.

MEMORY GAMES: Children gain much by playing memory

Questions are welcome to be submitted to comments@themonseyview.com

games. By memorizing where items are located, the brain is sharpened. They are excellent for concentration and strengthening memory. BUILDING TOYS: Building toys are a useful tool in developing many skills, and also gives the child a sense of accomplishment. The child should be praised on the effort of building rather than for the outcome of it. In this vein, R’ Yitzchok Ruderman zt”l was once asked by a well-meaning father what subject to learn with his five-year-old son. The Rosh Yeshiva thought for a while and then responded: “At age five, I recommend that he be studying blocks!” PUZZLES: Puzzles are great for the development of the mind, and as an added benefit they are generally non-competitive. CUT AND PASTE, CLAY, FINGER-PAINT ETC...: These activities help a child learn how to utilize her intellectual capacities in conjunction with her physical skills. Such ability is a necessary prerequisite for schooling.


DO TRY THIS AT HOME EXCURSIONS JR.

CHEFS-IN-TRAINING

By Miriam Maytelis

WITH CRAFT IT

LET’S GET CRAFTY

ACTIVITIES TO FOREVER OBLITERATE THE COMMON KVETCH

MOMMY, I’M BORED!

It’s the season of coats and jackets and multi-colored leaves crunching merrily underfoot. It is also the beginning of children being underfoot. “Mommy, I’m bored,” is bound to become the popular refrain as the children begin spending more and more time inside due to the chilly weather. When the standard toys and games lose their innate appeal, try the following - the perfect solution to alleviate the boredom! Girls and boys alike can enjoy these indoor play ideas. (And we won’t be surprised to see older siblings and Mommy joining the fun!)

MASKING TAPE CITY Age Level: 2-10+ Time Frame: 30 minutes-3 days Supplies needed: masking tape

Designate an area for construction. Begin by sticking strips of masking tape to the floor to create roads, parking lots, shopping centers, etc. Raise the fun level up a notch by building the masking tape city over couches, boxes, into closets…Kids could

even create a maze for drivers to get lost in. Once done, bring on the traffic! You may want to leave the tape for a couple of days to get the most out of each turn in the road. And the best part? Tearing away all the masking tape, of course!


MARSHMALLOW TOWERS Age Level: 5-15+ Time Frame: 30 minutes-3 hours Supplies needed: marshmallows, toothpicks

Kids are bored of legos and blocks? Try this new twist on building! Use marshmallows as connectors and toothpicks as beams! Let imagination get to work as children

erect skyscrapers, bridges, and little houses. Really want a challenge? Use big marshmallows with spaghetti sticks and aim for the ceiling…Can you beat the projects pictured?

FLYING SCHOOL Age Level: 3-10+ Time Frame: 30 minutes-1 hour For those of you who’ve been sent out of class for throwing paper airplanesthis is your opportunity for atonement! Teach your little ones the fine art of paper airplane c r a f t i n g (There’s a diagram for those who were studiously writing notes in that classroom…) and have your pilots test their flying skills. Cut holes in the oak tag of various sizes and designate a point-value for each size hole. Hang from a doorway or empty area and let those airplanes fly! Tally the points each child earns when his plane flies through the holes.

Supplies needed: oak tag, construction paper, scissors, marker


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How Your

CREDIT SCORE Affects Your Mortgage Rate

your report," says Matt Hackett, underwriting manager at Equity Now, a direct mortgage lender in New York.

BY ANN ZEILINGOLD

HOW TO CLEAN UP YOUR CREDIT

Your credit score: The higher your credit score, the lower the interest rate. Not only is a high credit score vital in getting a low mortgage rate, it influences whether you can get a home loan at all. Buyers below a certain threshold, typically a FICO score of 620, have a better chance of striking oil in their bathtub than securing a mortgage. It's possible, but it will require some really strong compensating factors. Depending on the lender, the mortgage rates offered to the highest and lowest credit tiers can vary as much as a full percentage point and a half, says Louis Spagnuolo, a former vice president of mortgage banking at WCS Lending in Boca Raton, Florida. Good credit can save you thousands on your mortgage. On a $400,000.00 mortgage loan, 4% costs $1,909.66 monthly and 5% costs $2,147.29 monthly. Over a 30-year period, the difference is huge, $85,546.80!

WHAT LENDERS LOOK FOR Lenders prefer borrowers with low balances, a long history of on-time payments and a mix of credit utilization -- for instance, a car loan and a couple of revolving accounts such as credit cards. "Lenders look at several variables on the credit report: outstanding debt; the outstanding debt relative to the total available debt; the length of the credit history; and the pursuit of new credit -- how many inquiries are on

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Ideally, you'll check your credit report a year or so before buying a home. That gives you time to correct errors in the report and change ways you use credit to improve your score. Get credit reports from Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Make sure you get reports from all three. The information they contain can vary. Scour everything from the way your name is spelled to previous addresses to checking that each and every account is yours and reported correctly. If an account has been closed, make sure that is accurately reported. "Sometimes people will quickly glance over their information and that's it. But you should take the time and look


at the account numbers," says Steve Katz, senior marketing communications executive for TransUnion.

CORRECT AND WAIT All three credit bureaus make it easy to dispute errors online. If everything is correct, pay off balances and let time do the rest. The credit reporting agencies do charge a fee if you want to know your credit score. Lenders look at all three scores and use the middle one, Hackett says.

WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO

new lines of credit in a short time. Multiple new accounts can decrease your credit score. Pay down your credit cards and don’t charge them up. This is one of the easiest way to raise your score. Do not co-sign for others because besides affecting your score if it is not paid on time, it will affect your debt ratio. Lesson to the wise: Reach out within a year of purchasing a home, or as early as you can to determine your creditworthiness, and if necessary, institute a course of action to facilitate a smooth mortgage closing.

If you're buying a home soon, try not to apply for new credit. Though it's not always avoidable -- for instance, if you need a car loan or college financing -- you should resist opening several

It’s Time for NEW WINDOWS AND SOME MONEY IN YOUR POCKET! According to the Department of Energy: Windows accounts for nearly 25% of the annual heating and cooling costs for the average American home. Fortunately. there are steps you can take as a homeowner to drastically lower that statistic, including installing double-paned windows and utilizing other energy-efficient window technologies.

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For Sale BLUEBERRY HILL CONDO 1+ bdrm , plus a beautiful downstairs great for extra bdrms , office , etc. asking price $239k 845 587-0975

GEMACHIM

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BUGABOO CAMELEON

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For Sale:2012 all black Bugaboo Cameleon. Excellent condition. $425 425-1937

2 piece black and burgundy gown sz 2-4.Please call 425.0964 for more details

Super location in Airmont - Hiranch FOR SALE, 4+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Designer kosher kitchen, fully updated bathrooms, windows, doors and so much more! Beautiful property on a large level backyard! Near heimishe shuls and neighbors. Please call broker: 917-843-3022

Black footmuff, winter green fleece hood and seat cover and graco car seat adapter. 425-1937

WESLEY HILLS HOUSE

Black bugaboo toddler bunting in excellent condition for sale for just $85. 845-352-4324

Beautiful silver gown for sale, please call (845)57033585

PLAY TABLE

DRESS FOR SALE

Little Tikes Jr. Play Table w/ umbrella $35-,845-517-5743

Magnificent custom made sister of the bride dress to sell. Size 8-10 (for mature girl or young lady) reasonable priced. 538-7302

Great Location. Quiet Street. Frum neighbors. Well maintained. Shaindel 845-2900650

CARS Selling a 2004 xls avalon in very good condition $3900 Selling a 2004 xls avalon in very good condition $3900 598 4438

COUCH FOR SALE Like New. Dark Brown Leather. Recliners on each end. $400 Firm. Jacaruso Drive. 845-5982894, 845-659-9627

DINING ROOM CHAIRS 8 BEAUTIFUL Dining Room Chairs. All suede. Taupe color. Great Condition. Call 845-4262094

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STROLLER FOR SALE Brand new (still in box) travel Maclaran Mark ll stroller for sale for $125.00. Please call (845) 774-8526

AIR CONDITIONERS Seven air conditioners in good condition for a good price: one large unit and six smaller units. please Contact: 917-600-1577

WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER Excellent condition; for sale due to moving. Also looking to buy or exchange for stackable 356-7759

CAR SEAT FOR SALE Brand new (not in box) Britex baby car seat for sale please call 425-0006

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TODDLER BUNTING

TOYS FOR SALE Barbie dolls collection over 50 dolls and accessories $60,wooden Svan highchair $40,britax car seat $45, exersaucer $25, walking toy vtech $12 347-5811053

JEWELRY FOR SALE Beautiful expensive kallah jewelry for sale hardly used . Bracelet , Earrings ,Watch , please call & leave message clearly 845746-6012

PEARL NECKLACE Selling a beautiful & brand new , real pearl necklace at discounted price. Call 845-499-9535

GOWN FOR SALE Beautiful wedding gown size 4 or 6, ivory color. Sister of the kallah: size childrens 8, oyster grey gorgeous! 368-8763

GOWN FOR SALE Beautiful designer cream and champagne sister or mother of the bride gown. Never worn. Size 10. 8454263148- Leave msg

DRESS FOR SALE/RENT Beautiful light color sister of the bride 2 pc. Size 0-2. Please call 845-425-4161

GOWN FOR SALE

GOWN FOR SALE/RENT Looking to sell/rent a gorgeous off white gown size 2-4. Please call 845-499-6650

FABRICS FOR SALE Beautiful Fabrics for sale @ below wholesale price. Please call after 1:00pm 845-354-6046

PARAKEETS FOR SALE 2 BEAUTIFUL PARAKEETS WITH CAGE PLUS TOYS FOR $50. CALL: 356-0443

SUITS FOR SALE Selling a black stripe 42 short mens suit $75. Selling a black stripe 38 reg mens suit $85. 598 4438

HAT FOR SALE Brand new Boro Park Hatters hat size 57 / 70 please call 718-2161927

WIG FOR SALE New Georgie Maya Wig. #16/10, 18� layered, $600. Call: 845-3624854


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For Rent HOUSE FOR RENT Beautiful well kept house on Jacqueline Dr. (Chesnut Ridge) 3 Bdrms., 3 Bthrms., + basement, garage, huge porch, spacious property, above ground pool. Call 845.352.4686

APARTMENT FOR RENT Large 3-room apartment for rent 425 3142

CHESTNUT RIDGE Brand new 2-bedroom apt. to rent in Chestnut Ridge, Spring Hill area close to Ohr V'das, perfect for a young couple. Please call 845-274-2379

MONSEY-FOR RENT

MAIN ST

Brand new 5 Bedroom duplex, Beautiful custom kitchen & Pesach kitchen, granite countertops, ready to move in. Price $3450. CALL: 845-641-4208

Beautiful brand new 4 bedroom spacious apartment with granite kitchen + 2 full baths + laundry room + parking + storage room, section 8 okay. 845-274-2379

CHESTNUT RIDGE

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Private 4 bedroom high ranch house for rent in Chestnut Ridge section 8 okay. Please call 845274-2379

4 bedroom 2 bathroom house on Rigaud. call 347 668 6438

3-BEDROOM HOME

4 room walk-in, kosher kitchen, freshly painted, new carpet. Ideal RENTAL for young couple. Call 845-866-1177

Private 3 bedroom house next to newday grocery, for rent with a big garage and storage room section 8 okay Please call 845274-2379

MONTICELLO VACATION HOMES Spotless clean private houses are available for Shabossim/ midweeks, near shul & mikvah 845-213-9949

APARTMENT FOR RENT Furnished, 2 rooms, 1 kitchen/ dinette & 1 bedroom, bright & airy. Please call and leave message 845 323-0003

2 BR APT -AUGUSTA AVE

BASEMENT Finished basement available: Perfect for playgroup or office. Centrally located. 845-426-1647

DRESS FOR RENT Blue sister of the bride dress size 12/14 for rent @ great price call 845.300.0636

MATERNITY DRESS Off white, size 2-4 sister of bride maternity dress for rent. Please call 845-425-4161

APARTMENT FOR RENT

DRESS FOR RENT

3 lg rooms suitable for older couple or chosan kala. Call mornings or after 3 pm.845 216 0553 leave message

Beautiful sister of the bride dress for rent children & adult good prices! Sizes 2-16 kids and adult 6-14 call 362-1823

MAPLE LEAF 5 room apartment available on Maple Leaf Rd. Available immediately. 845-425-8873

FRANCIS PLACE Beautiful 3 room furnished apartment on Francis Place. Private entrance. $1199 utilities included. 356 - 4926 leave message.

Jobs FULL TIME SECRETARY We're looking to immediately hire a motivated girl for a full time position as a secretary. Candidate should have great phone skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office, and be a team player. Please contact us at employment@ arrowgroupny.com

SEEKING ADMIN ASSISTANT Monsey fundraising organization is looking for a P/T Admin Assistant. Must be computer literate, excellent writing and communication skills, organized, very thorough and detailed, make fundraising calls. Could potentially become F/T. Please email resume to: jobs.monsey. yte@gmail.com ADMINISTRATIVE/CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITION AVAILABLE

Monsey business looking for a candidate with office and computer experience, that is comfortable in a high paced environment. Full time position. Spanish speaking a plus. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please forward your resume to: rachel@ globalexterminating.com

SECRETARY WANTED Seeking FT female secretary. Must be personable and able to multi task. Email resume to info@ coconline.org or fax: 356-9612

HELP WANTED Local business seeks individual for customer service,order processing and office duties Must have computer knowledge. Graphics experience a plus. 8456420092 leave message CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE, F/T AND P/T Vacation Rental Frum Company, located 20 minutes from Passaic, seeks a polished professional with refined customer service skills to respond to guest inquiries and requests and manage the timely resolution process. Candidate will respond to client needs and requests for assistance and book reservations. Resumes to: careers@ ChurchillLiving.com Please refer to Job No. 15-41(F/T) or 15-53 (P/T) when replying. Great Benefits! EEO/AA Employer

NEW JERSEY Seeking to Hire an HR Administrative Assistant, hours are 8:30-5, will help with Trans. Email resume to: YoelFriedman51@gmail.com

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GEMACHIM MISC. LOST & FOUND

MOTHER’S HELPER Looking for capable girl/mother's helper 3-4 times a week from 3:30-5:30 pm. call 845-426-2094

Job responsibilities include communicating with clients to book reservations. Candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be exceptionally organized. This is a F/T office position. One year office experience a plus. Resumes to: careers@ ChurchillLiving.com Please refer to Job No. 15-40 when replying. Great Benefits! EEO/AA Employer

A catering company in Monsey is looking to hire a food designer. Must be professional, and specialize in garnishing. Please call 845-665-1708

REAL ESTATE ASSISTANT

SPECIAL ED/READING

Growing Frum company seeking an experienced office worker with real estate background. The Associate will be responsible for seeking out, negotiating and closing new projects. Good writing and phone skills a must. Hospitality experience preferred. Great Benefits! Send Resumes to: careers@ChurchillLiving. com Please refer to Job No. 15-52 when replying EEO/AA Employer

Going for a Degree? Get the right experience as an assistant working with master female teacher 1:30-4:00 M-TH, Pre1A boys. Call 356-1400 x112 or email tbayer@yeshivaspringvalley.org

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FT MECHANIC Commercial repair company looking for full time on road mechanic to go down to customers. Willing to train right applicant. ck4987@gmail.com 845-237-4666

Frum company located 20 minutes from Monsey seeks someone F/T who is good at researching information and writing descriptions based on their research. Candidate must possess strong graphic and creative writing skills. Should present well over the phone and through email communications. One (1) year office experience a plus. Resumes to: careers@ ChurchillLiving.com Please refer to Job No. 15-50 when replying. Great Benefits! EEO/AA Employer

FOOD DESIGNER

JOB OPPORTUNITY Looking for a male comhab worker for a 19 year old boy in the afternoon hours If interested please call 270-5867

EDUCATION COORDINATOR For Early Head Start. BA in Early Childhood. Skills:attention to detail, good English, supervisory experience, Yiddish speaking. Fax:845-213-4124

JOB COACH NEEDED Coach a special needs student for vocational success. Training provided. Driving and own car a MUST. Ohr V'Daas 352-3307

NEW OPENING

ONLINE MARKETING CAREER

Cheder seeks English teacher. good pay. 845-418-3232

Are you proficient & efficient in SEO, PPC or other online marketing systems? Please send your resume or reply at join@ evelt.com - Work at home or in our office

FIRST GRADE ASSISTANT

WEB DESIGN POSITION HTML and CSS knowledge required; JS & Photoshop a plus, Must be trustworthy, creative and open to new technology. Resume: join@evelt.com

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HOUSEKEEPING Seeking experienced heimishe help in housekeeping or/and experience with filing and organizing school materials please call 845-216-0553 leave a message.

JOB OPPORTUNITY Secretary position 9-4, customer service, personable phone skills, quickBooks experience a must, well paid for right individual. Fax resume: 845-499-2364

Services ONE MAN BAND One man band and singer by Chaim Benatar 845 659 0222

ONE MAN BAND Call me today for the most affordable prices! Years Of Experience. 845-671-2185

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HANDYMAN - TRIMMER * shelving * molding * chair rail * hanging * & more (845) 662-3395

HANDYMAN Low-priced, talented handyman available for building, assembling, electrical, installations, repairs. 8456420572 8625059546

ELECTRICIAN EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN prompt & reliable SAME DAY SERVICE. Z. WIEDER 845 371 4959

ELECTRICIAN Experienced electrician for all your electrical needs. Neat work! Reasonably Priced. Please call 659-0288

EXPERT INSTALLATION Expert Installation for all your home appliances at reasonable rates please call 845-596-0002


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FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER give them memories that will last forever. 8455383563

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY At unbeatable prices! Bar mitzvahs, mens side at chasunahs, dinners, etc. 862 505 9546 845 642 0572

MS BOOKKEEPING SERVICES Have QuickBooks? Need someone for a few hours a week to post, reconcile, or run reports? 201-376-4378 michael@ msbookeepingservice.com. Reasonable rates

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BUSINESS SERVICES: Experienced corporate consultant provides Information Technology, LinkedIn Setup, Marketing Literature, Spreadsheets, Contract Negotiations, Other. Yaakov Rothstein, 845-558-8780, jrr770@ gmail.com

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SOUND EQUIPMENT Sound equipment rentals for all occasions, speakers, mixers, microphones and more. Please call 845-263-0460

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PEARL RESTRINGING Expert & reliable service. Free pickup & delivery. 845-352-5013

HOSTESS BAGS Be B'Simcha will make your hostess bags! Just pay the cost plus hachnosas kallah donation. Chani: 917.750.4035

$35 PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY!

THE SHALOM BAYIS CHALLAH

Chanukah special: $5 off $40 portrait session, with full digital album included! To book an appointment call Dassy@845-517-9920

1/2 whole wheat, 1/2 white. Yoshon, sifted flour, 2 for $10. Regular challah also available Tamar Spiro (845) 352-6496

GOOD SAM HOSPITAL TOUR

Unique class and tour given by Leah Tikvah Rosen for expectant mothers proven to enhance your birth experience. Call 845-4260240 to reserve your slot. Limited to 10 participants each tour.

SAVE MONEY! Energy4Less offering great deal of 7.5 cents/kwh .O&R's rate was average 10-11 cents/kwh past yr. 845-459-0888

HOSTESS PACKAGES Custom personalized Hostess Packages, Gifts and Party Favors for all occasion. P: 347-4155145 E: hostitny@gmail.com W: hostitny.blogspot.com

RABBI PAYSACH KROHN LECTURE CD'S Discounted prices!! To order or for more info call/text 443-915-5507. Free delivery with minimum purchase

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You can now order your chocolate covered peanut chew guitar 9x15" $45 845-352-9022

1 SLOT LEFT! devoted, caring babysitter flat monthly fee. central location. 845-570-0933 MISHPACHA LADIES DRIVERS

A Women's cooperative Local and long Distance ON TIME, EXCELLENT SERVICE. 845-4802115 HIGH-QUALITY KOSHER SHAITEL

High quality human hair sheitel that meets Rav Falk's guidelines selling in Monsey at a great price! 862 505 9546

HEADS UP Head into Heads Up for a beautiful selection of shawls, gloves, turbans, bandanas, snoods and capes. Call now 845-6081547

I MAKE IT - YOU BAKE IT Rivky Ludzker's famous challah dough, Custom made to your taste, diet and schedule. Call 845369-3755

EASILY BAKE HOMEMADE CHALLAH Custom challah dough service. 5 or 10 lb. of fresh, perfect dough, LAST MINUTE ORDERS ACCEPTED 845-538-9332 challahdough@gmail.com

HOSIERY Buy Tights/Socks/Boy Shoes/ Compression Hosiery. Great Prices. Free Delivery. Call Shaindel 845-290-0650

DO YOU SELL ONLINE? We have hot seller items up to 100% markup. 1-844-34 DEALS (3-3257) To subscribe to our updated deals email: deals@ bestsellers4u.com

TUTOR Rebbi available to tutor any Limudei Kodesh subjects during evening hours, or weekends. Experience in special education! Please call 516-439-0969

EXPERIENCED TEACHER/TUTOR Experienced teacher/tutor available to help your child succeed! Math, science, history. Elementary- high school/regents. References available. Call Faigie 274-7380

SON-RISE PROGRAM FOR AUTISM/ASPERGER'S The proven method that has helped pull children out of their autistic world. References available. Call 845-274-3244

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SELF ESTEEM CLASSES

CHANIE’S WIG SALON

845-356-0815 Airmont area

Self esteem classes forming. Covered by fidelis. 8625059546

In the Glen Hill and Augusta area. Wash and sets for $20, haircuts for $12. Please call 845538-3254

EXPERIENCED MATH TUTOR

Cognitive behavioral therapy course starting soon. Covered by fidelis.8625059546

MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR

ENGLISH LESSONS

Offering Private 1-on-1 instruction at affordable price. many years of experience, references available. Get Real Results - Call Aron: 845-4458003

‫א היימישע יונגערמאן איז אוועליבעל צו‬ ‫אויסלערנען ענגליש פון אנהייב ביז צו קענען‬ ‫ אונטערסירטע ביטע‬.‫געהעריג ליינען און שרייבען‬ 845-499-7381 ‫רופט‬

DRUM LESSONS BY SHMUEL KLAVER

We welcome Fourth and Fifth Graders to our fantabulous Sunday club! Main street area. For more details, call 845-6089912 or 845-274-5202

Monsey’s most experienced Shomer Shabbos drum instructor. Lessons ($40 & up) given in your home or my studio, to boys or girls ages 10-adult, beginners to professional. Call (845) 459-9935

DRUM LESSONS

LOST & FOUND

MISC.

GEMACHIM

Beginner drum lessons for women and girls. My home or yours. Please call: 845 608 9895

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Experienced math teacher available to tutor Algebra/ Geometry.References avail. Come with a friend and save!call/ text 917.652.2635

DANCE AWAY

BOYS SUNDAY AFTERNOON Sunday afternoon boys' chug forming! Amazing projects, activities and skills. Lead by R' Moshe Romand. 862 505 9546 8456420572

GUITAR LESSONS

HAIRSTYLING & MAKEUP

Experienced female frum instructor will teach you how to play in ten lessons. Years of enjoyment guaranteed!

For Bride & Family....Haircuts... Courses Call Bashie Brody @845.426.4632 ....845.538.7603

BEGINNER MUSIC LESSONS Beginner electronic music production lessons for men and boys. Learn studio and audio processing basics. 973 494 2921, beatsandstuff6@gmail.com

SWIMMING Swimming lessons, Lifeguarding, CPR, WSI, OPEN SWIM, Private & Public pools, 845578188

CLASSES ARE NOW FORMING For learning 1. CBT and lifeskills, 2. Play therapy, 3. Building self esteem. Covered by fidelis. 8625059546

PLAY THERAPY COURSE Play therapy course starting soon. Covered by fidelis. 8625059546

/ THE MONS E Y V IE W

DEVORA’S HAIR DESIGN Wash n sets, cuts, blows Hair courses available-learn to style your own/others hair/shaitels! 845 608 9895

NOW LOCATED IN FORSHAY! BB's Professional Wash N Sets: Wash 'n Sets: $25 Falls: $20 Call or text: (410)960-4427

BASHIE BRODY *Hair Design *Makeup Artistry * Haircuts 845.426.4632*845.538.7603

NATURAL BEAUTY HAIR SALON Get your hair-due done by us. You'll be so happy, you'll wanna come back for your next simcha. Call: BBH @ (845)352-7438

HAIR AND WIGS Professional haircuts, wedding styling, and wash & sets by Toby. Francis area.​Great rates call 845.213.0378

CLASSIC CUTS Cuts $10 Styling $15 Conveniently located on Blauvelt Rd.Call: 845.521.9717

TOBY’S CUTS For those perfect haircuts call: 352-0386. if no answer, pls do lv a msg. (located on sunrise dr)

BG HAIR&WIGS massages: be a part our many happy customers: haircuts $10, wash&sets $20-25, styling $20, call 354-2539, Phyllis/ashel area

MASSAGE FOR WOMEN relax & rejuvenate! licensed massage therapist, chana lichtenstein 347 633 0993

REFLEXOLOGY Relaxes, releases stress, improves circulation and helps with pain management. House calls at no extra charge. Tamar Spiro (845) 352-6496

TEETH WHITENING Get your teeth whitened professionally with lasting results. Male and Female Techs available. Call for specials 845826-4928

THROAT CULTURES Call 641-1627 or 845-356-3851

MIRACLE BLOSSOMS DOULA SERVICES Chana Bracha Abramson CD(DONA)845-213-5525. Book with a friend each get $50 off!

MARY KAY sale up to 40% off 642-1890


THECL A SSIFIEDS

PARTY PLANNING

TORAH KESHER

For every budget and style. Gorgeous setup, brand new equipment, top-quality vendors! Call/ text: (845) 274-4799. Photos and references available.

Learn and Grow by Phone. TK will suggest a Phone Partner based on your preference. Call Miriam 845 641 2545 e mail: torahkesher@gmail.com

CARELINE Rated #1 “Long lasting” Special discount for kallahs. For apt. please Call Y. Margaretten 3621823. free delivery!

Lost & Found FOUND Found long time ago in underworld dressing room, silver rope chain bracelet, please call 845 425-7336

FOUND Wednesday, Nov. 11 on Monsey Heights Road a key ring with 4 keys – 2 gold and 2 silver. Please call 845 371 8207

FOUND Found a gold necklace by a chasuna at ateras chaya sura. Please call 845-783-0283

FOUND Goggles, crocs and towels by Pupa swimming pool please call 3711220 ext. 212

SIXTY KIDS LEARNING MISHNAYOS Chevras Mishnayos with Magid Shier Harav Liebish Halpert will learn li"n your beloved ones every night, for a day-weekmonth-year! (845)659-2600

Gemachim HAVING GUESTS? Making a Simcha? Call G'mach Be'er Miriam 425 9211

MAKEUP GEMACH Professional makeup artist has limited slots offering gemach price $15.00 please call 8455703585

MINYAN BNEI TORAH Daf Yomi 6:15 am. Shacharis 7:00 am. 2 Hilltop Lane, Monsey. Info: 845-425-1933

CLASSIFIEDS

CROCHET FOR A MITZVAH! Join us as we crochet/knit hats for kids with cancer. Participate in this great mitzvah. All welcome. Malkie Adler (845) 517-8576

WOMEN & GIRLS! Be Inspired by Mrs. M. Swerdlov TONIGHT -11/18/15 – 8:45PM @ 51 Park Lane. $10.00 (May be paid through Maaser)

Send your classified ads by email only to: classifieds@ themonseyview.com Classified ads are FREE for our readers. All ads must be 20 words or less and submitted no later than Monday 12PM. In order for classified ads to be featured in The Monsey View: •

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LOST

Lost a Burberry Black wool coat and shawl in the parking lot of RCC this past Wednesday. Please call: 426-1016

Use standard text only (no all caps). Do not insert extra space between lines.

Misc. ATTENTION SHAITEL MACHERS! You have the power to influence the kedusha in klal yisroel by selling "Mode" tznius sheitels! 862 505 9546

SEEKING A FREEZER Low-priced, talented handyman kollel family seeking a freezer 845.642.0572 862.505.9546

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‫בס”ד‬

‫הכנסת שני ספרי תורה לביהמ"ד אנשי ברייערוואוד‬

‫נתנדב ע"י הרבני הנגיד ר' יעקב קליין שליט"א והרבני הנגיד יוסף ארי' שווארץ שליט"א‬ ‫בהשתתפות רב הקהלה הגה"צ רב דחסידי ברסלב צפת שליט"א‬


‫בהערצה יתירה‬ ‫משפחת בוים ‪ -‬תלמידי הישיבה‬

‫תאו ואתכנשו לכבודה של תורה ולשמוח ביחד בשמחת קהלינו‬

‫כ"ק מרן אדמו"ר שליט"א יפאר בהדרת קודש‬

‫כתיבת ספר תורה בשעה ‪ - 12:00‬תהלוכת ספר תורה בשעה ‪1:30‬‬ ‫הספר תורה תצא מאולם ששון ושמחה ‪13 edwin ln.‬‬

‫שתתקיים ברצו"ה א' וישלח י' כסלו הבעל"ט‬ ‫ויוכנס ברוב פאר והדר לביהמ"ד החדש‬

‫שנכתבה ע"י קהלתינו הק' ביחד עם בני המשפחה שיחי' ותלמידי הישיבה‬ ‫לע"נ הבחור החשוב והיקר שמואל מאיר חיים ע"ה ב"ר יהודא בוים ני"ו‬

‫ומעמד התחדשות בית המדרש החדש והמפואר‬

‫שמחת הכנסת ספר תורה‬

‫בקריאה של חיבה הנני בזה להזמין את כל הקהל הקודש זקנים ונערים‬ ‫אנשים נשים וטף להשתתף בשמחתינו שמחה לגומרה של של תורה‬

‫שישו ושמחו בשמחת התורה‬

‫שישו ושמחו בשמחת תורה כי הוא לנו עוז ואורה‬

‫בס”ד‬

‫לע"נ הבה"ח שמואל מאיר חיים ע"ה‬ ‫בן הרה"ח ר' יהודה בוים הי"ו‬

‫תולדות יעקב יוסף דחסידי סק‬ ‫ווירא מאנס‬ ‫המ"ד‬ ‫י ‪ -‬רא‬ ‫בנשיאות כ"ק מרן אדמו"‬ ‫בי‬ ‫מען‬ ‫עט"ר שליט"א‬

‫א' וישלח י' כסלו תשע"ו‬

‫הכנסת ספר תורה‬

‫מעמד‬

‫לע"נ הבה"ח שמואל מאיר חיים‬ ‫ע"ה בן הרה"ח ר' יהודה בוים הי"ו‬

‫בנשיאות כ"ק מרן אדמו"ר שליט"א‬

‫לביהמ"ד תולדות יעקב יוסף דחסידי‬ ‫סקווירא מאנסי ‪ -‬ראמען‬

‫הכנסת‬ ‫ספר תורה‬

‫מעמד מרומם‬


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Store Hours: Sunday 11-2 | Monday-Tuesday 10-6 Wednesday 10-7 | Thursday 10-8 Friday 10-2 | Closed On Saturday

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