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Our Town’s Weekly Issue #27

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Exciting children’s party Fabulous, fast, and fun foods for Chanukah Practical Halachos for Chanukah Special Family Boggle Tournament Excursions for Chanukah Vacation

A Familiar Game With Even More Familiar Landmarks!

OUR 2ND EXPANDED CHANUKAH EDITION!


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EDITOR IN CHIEF:

D. Goralnik CONTENT DIRECTOR:

Ruchy Reese ART DIRECTOR:

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ENTHRALLING READ ALL of your columns keep me enthralled! To point out the outstanding ones: Food and Family - Recipes are delicious, easy and beautifully presented. Draizy and Miriam really transformed me into a balabuster... Parenting Advice - Faiga Really knows what's going on in a NORMAL yiddishe home...and how to handle it the right way as well! Her tips make so much sense. It's apparent that this is coming from someone with hands-on experience and hashkafa. FYI- Creative, informational, and halachos as well. An interesting and light read. Thank you!

MISSION STATEMENT The Monsey View is a weekly publication designed for every segment and age group of our diverse community. Under rabbinical guidance, we bring Monsey’s top talent together to provide high quality, informative current reading material, keeping you up to date on sales, events, news and issues of concern and import happening right now in the Monsey community. DISCLAIMER: We do not endorse any ad found in this publication. We are not responsible for typographical or grammatical errors.

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RE: THE PROBLEM WITH GRAY I wish to add my own experience to that of the writer of the problem with her husband’s gray minivan. My husband dropped me off in front of 20 Ashel Lane to go give Mazel Tov for a simcha. As I exited the building five minutes later, I noticed that someone was occupying the front passenger seat. I assumed it was my daughter, who had been in the back seat. I approached the car, opened the front passenger door, and announced, “I see you took my seat!” Two strange pairs of eyes stared back at me. Suddenly, I registered loud honking coming from right behind that minivan. I turned. My husband was signalling frantically from his identical minivan. After I related what I had just done, it took a while till my husband calmed down and was able to resume driving. That article really resonated with me! E.D.


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A TIPPING TIP I’d like to take a short moment and remind the community about a group of people often forgotten. They are the people who awake at the crack of dawn to escort your children to school and cheder, despite the rain, snow, or freezing weather. They are the people who smile at your children as they board the bus for their long day in school. They are the ones who try very hard to be punctual as they safely pick your children up and drop them off every day, despite the narrow streets, traffic, and other parents that may not always be running on schedule. They try to drive carefully, despite the rambunctious children. They try to be calm- even when facing stressed-out parents, anxious because of the long day either ahead of or behind them. They are your Yanky, Chayale, or Moishy’s bus drivers. They are dedicated individuals serving the klal in an underappreciated manner, with the zechus of bringing Yiddishe kinder to learn Torah. These are the baal hagalos of today’s generationsimple people serving their community in an unassuming way, providing a valuable service to those unable to bring their own children to learn Torah on a daily basis. So I’d like to ask you

Monsey parents, that when you pull out those envelopes to send a Chanukah tip to your children’s dedicated teachers, please remember their dedicated drivers as well. Just imagine how different life would be without them. A Monsey Bus Manager

RE: THE CHANGING FACE OF MONSEY I'd like to add my two cents to the discussion about the changing face of Monsey. I believe we shouldn't turn this into a personal matter, of old-timers vs. newcomers, but rather step back and take a realistic look at what's taking place. Most readers remember the days when they were newly married, with perhaps one little baby in the picture. Schedules were predictable, the noise-level at home was low, no smudges on windows or torn recipe books, no beeping buses and missing shoes, plenty of privacy to talk with your spouse, and more than enough peace and quiet. But then the children started coming, and all of a sudden your life spins around school events, bus schedules, homework, dentist appointments, outgrown shoes, temper tantrums, and Continued on page 40


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Your Voice Continued from page 38 plenty more. Schedules are unpredictable, the noise level at home often escalates at certain hours, bedtimes drag on forever, and you can't find the time to TALK to your spouse! Well, that's what comes along with the blessing of a growing family. The same thing is happening on a communitywide level. As our community is growing b"H at an explosive rate ‫כ"י‬, we are experiencing the growth spurt in the form of a housing crisis that even frenzied construction can't solve quickly enough, a school crisis, transportation crisis, etc. The frustration expressed by some Monsey old-timers can be compared to the very normal griping some mothers go through: "Why is this house never clean? Why can't I ever finish the laundry?" Well, that's the reality of a growing family. Likewise, the changes taking place in Monsey are the reality of a growing community. So let go of your gripes and grievances. Mothers (and fathers, and siblings...) of growing families must learn to accept that they cannot always live in a spic and span, quiet, and predictable environment. You will be healthier and happier if you embrace the challenges with a smile and thank Hashem that these are your problems!

In the same vein, we should thank Hashem for the growth of Klal Yisroel, embrace the challenges that come along with these changes, and grow as a person and a Yid with middos tovos and ahavas Yisroel. And of course, if you really can't live without the space, peace and quiet and huge expanses of greenery, by all means - take advantage of the skyrocketing real estate prices to sell your home and become a pioneer in an outlying village. You will struggle for a few years without a heimishe grocery store nearby, or a selection of shuls and schools, but you will be establishing another frum enclave for more heimishe families to join. Good for you! That being said, there are some valid concerns that our politicians would be well off addressing. Constructive suggestions are very important. But in general, Monsey's quick development isn't something anyone can stop. Do yourself and those around you a favor and adopt a positive attitude. Sincerely, A Monsey old-timer who loves space and privacy, but refuses to harbor resentment

SKYROCKETING PRICES - IT’S OUR CALL I read the letters discussing


Your Voice Continued from page 40 “the changing face of Monsey” with interest. I’ve been following the real estate market for some time and the situation is actually very alarming. For those who aren’t involved, here are the average numbers: 2-3 years ago a 5-bedroom condo with a rental apartment sold for $650,000. Last year they were going for $750K. This year they jumped to impossible high of $850K or more. What is going on here? Did the cost of building jump with $200,000 in two years? Definitely not! But if the seller raises the price and he gets it, next time he’ll ask for more. Why not? So the prices are rising for no reason! It’s not like there’s not enough space to spread out; but the buyers look around, ask prices and all end up with the same conclusion- that these are the prices today. So they think, let’s buy before it goes up even more. What happens next? All these buyers are now paying a hefty mortgage every month and are forced to raise their tenant’s rent, to be able to cover their

huge mortgage payment. So, are we ready to follow the footsteps of Brooklyn? Only over there, it happened over a span of a few decades. In Monsey, prices are skyrocketing so fast, that it’s dizzying! Before you know it, you’ll also be paying $1500 for a 2-room apartment in some hole underground, or living in an apartment with the bedrooms built the size of a laundry room! (Because the developer knew that people will buy it anyway). But what can be done? Do we have a choice? Yes we do! We do not have to pay these prices! If nobody will buy for these unreasonable prices, construction projects will stay empty, and prices will fall. The developers can’t have their apartments vacant, and losing money each month, when they can lower the prices and still make a profit. Let’s not leave the power in the hands of a few, but together as a majority, save the future of Monsey. A concerned resident

EDITOR’S BULLETIN: YOU SPOKE; WE HEARD Due to the many requests that we received in regards to our Food and Family section recipe layout, we encourage you to look out next week for Draizy Wercberger's new ideas in our original, comfortable format. The recipes will once again be featured alongside the pictures and in step-by-step format. Enjoy the convenience while you whip up the delicious recipes featured.


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The Mind and Body Connection You think, feel, and act. When you overeat, the action part may ring especially true. But what about the thoughts and feelings, or emotions, that came first? Before you scarf down that third piece of cake, think for a moment. After all, you got a hold of the cake before you took action to eat it. Is that not true? Many of you may completely tune out when you hear or read about mind-related stuff. You may say, “If it’s a table, chair, or car, and if I can touch it, then I know it exists and that it’s “real.” Anything abstract that you cannot physically touch —may seem a little tricky to deal with. Often times, a person will ask me just to give them a fat-burning food plan. Since food is tangible, the person might consider it “real” and think that the food plan is the most important puzzle piece when it comes to weight loss. Eventually, the person may start to realize the truth: that her mind is wound up in a certain way, and that her behavior is based on her thoughts. The truth is that she will be stuck until she grasps that HER THOUGHTS ARE AS “REAL” AS THE FOOD SHE EATS! And when the thoughts are “taken care of,” everything else falls into place.

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You can touch your physical body, but you can’t touch your mind. So, does that mean that your body is real, but your thoughts, feelings, and emotions are not? Did you ever think of a trauma you experienced, only to get goose bumps on your body? Or, maybe you have a fear of flying, and just thinking about your upcoming trip makes your heart pound. How can you explain that pounding headache that began just by thinking about all those things you have yet to check off your

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pains, which the doctor will tell you actually comes from stress. The stress is that “negative trapped energy” that becomes attached to certain parts of your body and makes them really ache! Can you see now how your mind and body are totally connected? It’s simple stuff; this is something you know and feel, yet many of you simply may not be connecting to it.

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Since every thought either flows out of you or stays trapped in your body, imagine all the negative stuff trapped within you! Negative thoughts create negative feelings, which ultimately turn into negative habits, actions, and behaviors. You may think you want a third slice of cake, even if you’re not hungry. You may say things like, “I crave it, and I need it now,” or perhaps you’re aware that you’re stressed out, and so you feel like you can’t resist. However, if you have trapped and repressed thoughts like, I always gain back the weight I lost, or I can never keep to a food plan for too long, it’s because you never replaced it with a positive thought. All those negative thoughts will continue to take over your life. Try to replace this energy with

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The Yom Tov of Chanukah has two Mitzvos: 1. To light Chanuka candles. 2. To say Hallel and Hodaah. Lighting the Menorah: Every male or female [over the age of bar/bas Mitzvah] is mechuyav in regards to Chanukah lecht. It is widely accepted that all males over bar mitzvah light the candles themselves. Women and girls are yotze through the lighting of the baal habayis. It is imperative that they should actually see the candles burning. It is preferable for women not to light themselves, but to have their obligation fulfilled by the baal habayis. In a situation where there are no males to light, then women should light themselves.

It is preferable to use olive oil with cotton wicks. However, all other oils and wicks are permitted.

On the first night of Chanuka the bracha of Shehechiyanu is recited, in addition to the other two brochos.

There are different opinions regarding where to light the menorah. Some say to light by the door or window facing the outside, whereas others light inside, by the door across from the mezuzah in the room that has the most action, for example the dining room or kitchen.

All of the brochos should be said before starting to light the candles.

The menorah should be no lower than three tefachim from the floor (Approx. 10.5 inches or 27 cm.) and should be no higher than 20 Amos from ground level (35.5 ft or 10.8 m). There are different opinions as to when to light the menorah. Some light at shkiya, and some light after tzais hakochavim. Some who light indoors are not makpid and light later. However one should light as long as there are at least two people awake in the house (in order to publicize the miracle).

It is assur to speak between the brachos and the completion of the lighting of the candles. One may not lift or move a menorah after it has been lit while the lights are still burning. If one wants to move the menorah on Shabbos, for example, if one lit the menorah by the open doorway and one wants to move it in order to close the door, one should put a valuable object like a ring or watch on the menorah tray before moving it [preferably one should only do so after the lights are extinguished.] On Erev Shabbos we first light the Chanukah lecht and then the Shabbos lecht.


If a woman first lights the Shabbos candles, she may not light the menorah afterwards (just as she cannot do any melacha). On Motzei Shabbos the minhag is to first make Havdala and then light the menorah. The candles should only be lit in one’s own domain, if they will be sleeping at home. If one is a guest in someone else’s house (e.g. one has a Chanuka party and sleeps overnight) then one must light the menorah in the room where he sleeps. If one still intends to return home that night then one must light in one’s own house, making sure that he lights before the alos hashachar, and that at least someone else is present. If one has to travel before the time of lighting one could light as early as plag hamincha. If that won’t be possible, one should try to at least see some candles that were lit by others and just recite the second bracha of She’asoh nissim.

It is not permitted to light candles in a place that is not a residence: for example, an airport, office, or a simcha hall. If one is traveling and has no other way to be yotze, one may fulfill their obligation with their spouse’s lighting, even if they were not present as long as it would be the correct zman for the person who is traveling. It is a minhag for women not to work for the first half hour after lighting. The types of activities to refrain from are things like sewing, laundry, and cleaning. However cooking or preparing for a supper or party is permitted. If one goes away for Shabbos Chanuka, one lights in the room where he sleeps. One who plans to return home on motzei Shabbos must light when one returns home, even if it’s late. However there must be another person present during lighting. [There are some who are maikel that if one already lit the candles before Shabbos in the host’s home, then one may light on

motzei Shabbos in the place they were staying for Shabbos.] It is a minhag to put in enough oil or a long enough candle to burn for at least a half hour after the appearance of three medium-sized stars. Many have the minhag not to throw away the burnt out wicks, burning them instead with the chametz on erev Pesach. Every morning of Chanukah we recite the full Hallel at Shacharis. Al Hanisim is recited during benching and Shemoneh Esrei.


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This week’s parsha begins with the statement “Vayeishev Yaakov…” “And Yaakov settled…” Rashi famously quotes a midrash that the troubles of Yosef came upon Yaakov because he sought to dwell in tranquility. After decades of fighting to remain a tzaddik in the face of Lavan’s wickedness, after facing an army of four hundred men led by his own brother, after burying his wife Rachel, and after what happened with his daughter Dina, it seems perfectly understandable that Yaakov would want to experience a period of peace. After World War II, it would have been understandable for the individuals who survived the war to seek lives of tranquility. And yet, the Satmar Rebbe, zt”l , the Bobover Rebbe, z”l, the Belzer Rebbe zt”l, the Klausenberger Rebbe, zt”l, Reb Aharon Kotler, zt”l, and many others did not seek a moment’s rest, but began the immediate and daunting task of rebuilding our nation from the ashes. Within the DP camps, students of Sarah Schenirer gathered girls and formed Bais Yaakov schools. Many strong and worthy people in seemingly

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impossible circumstances worked to rebuild Klal Yisrael, and they succeeded. Two weeks ago, standing at the chasunah of the daughter of R’ Chaim Shea Halberstam, the Satmar Rav of Monsey, shlita, and looking out at the thousands of attendees, who could help but feel emotional? Seventy years ago, who could have imagined not just the quantity of the crowd, but the

During times of ease, the battle is to not become complacent, but to keep working and growing. quality? Men proudly wearing bekishes and shtreimlech, women dressed tznius’dik with their hair covered. Look at where we are today! And yet, today we take these things for granted. We must be careful not to relax, not to try to simply dwell in tranquility. In actuality, even when we achieve a momentary victory, the war never really ends. That is because the true war we are fighting, in every generation, is the war against

the yetzer hara. After battling with Lavan and with Esav, the circumstances of Yaakov’s life became easier. But circumstances are merely the backdrop to the war; they are not the war itself. During times of struggle and hardship, the battle is to trust in Hashem as you push your way through. During times of ease, the battle is to not become complacent, but to keep working and growing. Now that we have rebuilt Klal Yisrael to such a beautiful extent, what is our battle today? Looking out at the sea of faces at the chasunah, another feeling could arise: that of being just a face in the crowd. After the war, every person knew they were needed because they could see their role in the rebuilding. Every person who opened a store on Lee Avenue, who donated money to a yeshiva, or who simply enrolled his child in a Torah-true mosed, knew he was part of the rebuilding process. In today’s world, our community has grown so large that each individual could start to feel superfluous. Worse, one could even feel unwanted,


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“Chaya?” I heard a chair screech before she came out, barring the doorway to her big room. “What is it, Chaya? How’s Chuna?” “Chuna…” How do you condense a feeling of terror, worry, hope, and celebration into a simple reply? “Baruch Hashem.” I shook my head, attempting to indicate everything left unsaid. She looked busy, guarded. “How can I help?” she asked, with generosity born of distance. “Malka’la’s wedding. It’s very soon. I hardly even real-

Zelda smiled. Her smile was so wide, expanding through her face. “I thought you’d never ask,” she said in a low and kind voice. “Of course you need help. Why are wedding guests abundantly rewarded? So that no one will get married on her own. It takes a whole community for a union to form. I’m here for you.” She stepped inside her inner room, and she continued talking, so I followed her. Hanging from a pole under

A thousand voices spoke up in my head. One voice spoke loudest, and I let it pass my lips. It was the voice of humility. “Thank you,” I said. ized.” Feeling foolish, I forged ahead, offering more. “You were the one who encouraged me all this time.” She still didn’t jump in. “So, I thought, you know, I need help. I don’t know how to do this. I pushed it off for so long. I was afraid. It’s not fair to my daughter. I need to work on the wedding. I need to do it now.” Still listening, I wanted her to offer me her full mouth, her opinion, as she usually did. “Even with Chuna and everything going on, Malka’la still deserves to be the once-in-alifetime bride. And I can’t do it on my own. I need your help.” There. I said it. Shame seared through me, crackling through my insides until I was sure it could be seen and heard by everyone, Zelda most of all.

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her arched ceiling hung three pink dresses and a fat skirt of white tulle. I looked at the beautifully crafted dresses and gasped, realization flooding me. “These are yours,” Zelda said. I felt paralyzed, mostly in the throat. “I thought we’d have to continue sending you help behind your back so as not to hurt your illusion that a woman can operate without her community. I thought you’d never ask.” A thousand voices spoke up in my head. One voice spoke loudest, and I let it pass my lips. It was the voice of humility. “Thank you,” I said. “That’s what neighbors are for. We’ve also taken care of

the meal. Malka’la’s linens are sewn. There’s a small sum of money available in the kollel for you; it is to buy Malka’la furnishings and other necessities.” Was there anything left for me to do? I wondered. “You’ve never married off a child, so it’s hard to explain. We do this for each other so that the mother can do what her real job is, being there for the kallah.” I stood, and she must have seen my confusion clearly on my face. “Don’t forget how scared you were when you first got married. And how as much as you prayed, you trusted, you did your best- your new life was completely unfamiliar.” To be continued… Chany Rosengarten’s work has appeared in Mishpacha, Ami, Jewish Press, Chabad. org, Lakewood Shopper and of course, The Monsey View. She writes for businesses and entertainment venues, gives workshops on writing and success, and her book Jerusalem Stone will soon be released. To have your blurb selected to be featured on the back cover, write us what you liked best about this serial.


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The first coins to be used as currency were minted about two thousand years ago when people started stamping denominations onto small pieces of metal. Before that time, each locale had its own idea of currency, running the gamut from beads and shells - to eggs. It might be worth your time to inspect your pocket change. The world’s most expensive nickel sold for $3.7 million dollars! Minted without approval of the US government, only five 1913 Liberty Head nickels made it into the public domain. If you happen to find one in mint condition (pun intended!), it is estimated to be worth over $20 million dollars! Ever wondered who that bird on the American silver dollar was? His name was Peter, and he was adopted by the workers at the United States Mint who used him as

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GLASSWORKS STUDIO

4 and up

151 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

40 minutes from Monsey

Although not cheap, this is a creative, enjoyable, and atypical activity for children of all ages – especially teens. There is no painting involved in this glass fusing studio. First you will select a project that you would like to make from the sample wall, which include various shaped dishes, serving platters, picture frames, coasters, wall hangings, jewelry boxes, just to name a few. You will then create your project design with the assorted shapes of glass; there are over 100 colors to choose from! Glassworks will fuse the project at high temperature to melt the pieces together, and in a second firing, the glass will be shaped over or into a mold. There are ready kits for younger children to follow. Projects are ready for pick-up in one week, and shipping is available for an additional charge. Special for Rockland residents: Glassworks will send your art home with a different Rockland resident to spare you the trip back or shipping costs.

HOW IT WORKS: 973-656-0800

$20 and up, per project

Sunday 11am-6pm, Monday 10am3pm, Tuesday 125pm, Wednesday Evening (adults only) 5-10pm, Thurs-Friday 127pm. Reservations strongly recommended during busy seasons.

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Once you have selected a shape you would like to make, the staff will provide you with a clear, blank, flat sheet of glass.

Your whole design will be built on top of that base sheet out of pieces of colored glass and glued in place.

The staff will give instructions on how to make a project; the design is completely up to you. Projects usually take two hours to complete, but can take more or less time depending on how detailed a design you choose to make. After your visit, our staff will melt your project together and shape it if you have chosen a dish or vase project.


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Glassworks has about 100 glass colors for you to work with and comes in both translucent and opaque colors. Glass pieces are unlimited for use on your project.

Stringer is thin spaghetti-like pieces of glass. They can be used to make flower stems, letters, cats’ whiskers, or any number of skinny details. Stringers are also unlimited for use on your project.

Fritballs are pre-fired marble-like pieces of glass. They are excellent as flower centers, eyes, bubbles, or just as polka-dot accents. 15 are included in your project price. Any extras are 15 cents each.

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For our younger customers, pre-cuts kits are available. They generally range from $20-$30. All the pieces to make a specific picture come included, but they also have use of the stringer and 15 fritballs to add on their own details. Kits choices change seasonally and can be everything form a unicorn to a gumball machine.

While entirely optional, embellishments available for purchase can be an excellent way to finish off a project. Most are 50 cents to a $1 each and include charms, letter charms to add a name or message to a project, specialty glass colors, and dichroic glass.

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MOSAIC GLASSWORKS

36 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ 07463

20 minutes from Monsey

201.800.1820

Large variety at $26

Walk-in Hours: Tuesday – Thurs. 11:00 – 5:30 and Fri. by appointment

Very similar to Glassworks Studio featured above, Mosaic Glassworks is a smaller, homier destination and closer to Monsey. Mosaic Glassworks is committed to creating fun one piece at a time. Conveniently located just twenty minutes from Monsey, it provides pre-schoolers through adults with a creative arts studio where you can create one of a kind projects and have plenty of hands-on fun! The bright, comfortable and cozy studio is home to a wide variety of programs for visitors of all ages.

KIDNETIC

2 Changebridge Road, East Building – Unit E, Montville, NJ 07045

973.331.9001

31 minutes from Monsey

6 months - 7 years old

$12.95 per child for all day play; no reservation required

Weekdays 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Sunday 9:00 – 11:00 am

Kidnetic features a 4,000-square-foot play area full of fun and adventure! The main attraction is a 3-level play structure, a delight for any child. There are many areas for your child to explore, among them a ball room, a punching bag room, an alligator pit, an island hopping room, a helicopter, and lots of tunnels and bridges. There’s a toddler play structure and ball pit, a matfilled floor of all shapes and sizes, and a rock climb wall, where your child will be introduced to climbing, while challenging his dexterity and strength. The environment is safe and immaculate. There are benches strategically placed around the play area floor so you can have your children in view while you watch them have fun! Extras: No outside food, except for water bottles and baby food. Shoes off; socks must be worn by children and adults to maintain cleanliness.

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THE BIG PLAYHOUSE There’s nothing more exciting for children than taking on the roles of the grownups in their life. Whether it’s a doctor, tatty, or fireman, youngsters try to imitate the people they admire. That is why The Big Playhouse is such a wonderful destination for imaginative children, where they can spend a few hours as grownups in the most magical environment! This fun-filled paradise hosts attractions that simulate real life, giving children an opportunity to be Mommy, Tatty, a chef, a doctor – anywhere where their imagination may take them! The Big Playhouse is a custom-built open play area, which was created to replicate a traditional downtown mini city. Each play structure is outfitted with costumes, furniture and toys to enhance your child's imaginative play experience through good old-fashioned dramatic play. Your child will be able to suit-up in uniform at the construction site, be a hairstylist at the salon, conduct checkups on their dollies at the doctor’s office, and “adopt” babies at the nursery! Other activities include stocking supermarket shelves, visiting the barnyard, and the most exciting part might yet be to putter around at home in The Village – a cottage residence with many great activities. In addition to the play village, they offer various toys for the children to enjoy while parents/caregivers play along.

Extras: You are welcome to bring in a snack or lunch for your children. Please refrain from bringing in any NUT Products. All visitors must wear socks. Shoes are checked in at front.

Children Ages 13 Months - 6 Years

316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ 07675

24 minutes from Monsey

201-314-6341

Admission for 2 hours: $17.99 + tax - per child, $29.99 + tax - 2 siblings, $41.99 + tax - 3 siblings, $54.99 + tax - 4 siblings $12 + tax - 1 hr , FREE 12 months and younger, $7.99 + tax - second parent

Open play hours are generally Tuesday Friday. There is a “Book Open Play” program that provides for better traffic control so visitors can experience a quality visit. Each visit allows up to 2 hours of open play. Call or text 201314-6341 to book your visit.

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OUR CHANUKAH MIRACLE Bracha Toporowitch “Ima, fire!” “Mommy, help!” The screams pierced the night, and I sprinted to the living room in a panic. I gasped in shock as my vision filled with flames leaping from the back of the couch. It had been a relaxing evening, with the children playing nicely in the living room. Our house in the suburbs had been toasty warm, despite the falling snow outside. We had moved the couch away from its spot under the big bay window and had set up a small table behind it so that the flames could be seen shining into the street. Unfortunately, my husband was abroad, but I had lit the menorah in his place, and had felt a strong sense of peace. The Chanukah lights had twinkled in Zaidy’s beautiful silver menorah, and the children’s eyes had mirrored the glow as I had sang Chanukah songs with them. I almost had wished the moment would never pass. Then the phone had rang, and I had hurried to the kitchen to get it. It had been my friend Esther calling from the city. I had been looking forward to catching up with my dear friend, but then suddenly I heard screams. “Ima, Ima, come quick!” I threw down the receiver and ran into the living room. In a flash, I realized that the couch was situated on top of a carpet, and near dangling curtains; the wooden Monsey house could go up in flames within a matter of minutes! I recognized the danger of remaining inside, and despite my fear of losing the house, I made my decision. “Everyone out! Everyone get outside!” I yelled at the top of my lungs. They all stood there. “Get out, I said!” They were all rooted in place as though glued to the carpet, their eyes round as gold-foil encased chocolate gelt; their faces expressing disbelief. Yelling at my children to leave the house, I simultaneously, in one swift movement, tumbled

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I beated relentlessly at the shooting tongues of fire escaping from under the couch. At any given moment the carpet could have erupted into a fiery conflagration.


the couch onto its back to smother the flames. I thought I had accomplished the feat, but as I looked closer I realized that this was not so. To our bad luck the back of the couch was concave; a pocket of air was still feeding the fire. I grabbed a towel to beat at the flames, hoping to put them out. “Shoshi, bring me a pail of water!” My oldest was only eleven years old, but mature and capable. She ran to fill a pail, while I continued yelling at the kids to get out of the house, beating relentlessly at the shooting tongues of

In a desperate attempt to save my family, I continued to beat at the flames, even when the hem of my robe caught fire. I managed to put out the fire eating away at my robe by using the towel. Adrenaline coursed through my body, and I didn’t feel the burns on my legs. I continued smacking at the flames until the pail of water was finally brought. In Hashem’s great mercy, that one pail of water was enough to put out the flames. The smoke was acrid and filled our nostrils with its nasty fumes. The gaping black hole in the back of the couch was frightening to look at, as well as the hole in the center of the carpet. The parquet floor below was untouched. It seemed like hours that I had been battling the fire, but in reality the whole episode had taken maybe six or seven minutes. I burst into tears as I hugged the children one by one, and then all of them together. We stood silently crying, taking in the scene. We knew that we had witnessed a miracle in that the curtains hanging near the couch had not burst into flames. We had been saved by the grace of Hashem. As I looked around the room and then from child to child, it dawned on me that two people were missing. Where was my Moishe? And where was the nanny I had taken to stay

The screams pierced the night, and I sprinted to the living room in a panic. fire escaping from under the couch. At any given moment the carpet could have erupted into a fiery conflagration. We had only moments to put out the fire, or suffer the dire consequences. “Shoshi! Where are you with the pail of water?!” I screamed desperately. “Come already!” “Ima, there’s no water pressure!” Shoshi cried in frustration. “The water is dribbling out of the faucet!” Low water pressure was a problem we had encountered on and off in the past, and despite our complaints- the municipality had done nothing to correct it. Now of all times, in our most desperate moment - low water pressure jeopardized our chances of survival.

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with m e while my husband was away? At two and a half years old, Moishe hadn’t yet developed a healthy fear of fire. The children told me that Moishe had taken a lit candle to pretend that he was lighting a menorah. By accident, he had dropped it onto the back of the couch and set it on fire. Understandably, he was terrified and had run out of the room to hide. And the nanny? Tired from the long day, she had retired to the basement for a deeply needed nap. She slept through the entire episode, and would have continued to sleep as the fire blazed. It was a miracle! Had my children not been frozen in shock as I yelled for them to leave the house, I might have lost Moishy, who had gone into hiding. I was overcome with weakness when I realized that two lives had been saved that night. Suddenly, I felt my legs stinging. Due to the adrenaline, I hadn’t felt any discomfort before that moment. But now I was aching all over. Despite the trauma I was feeling euphoric. We had just been zoche to experience our very own Chanukah miracle!

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WHEN A KID COOKS Batsheva Honig The beeping of the alarm penetrated the cobwebs in my head, and I thrust my hand in the general direction of the alarm clock to silence it, while trying to hold on to the wisps of a fading dream. It was after a late and interrupted night, and I was fighting a losing battle against exhaustion. And then, a cold metal object was pressed against my cheek. Shocked by the sudden icy feeling, I rolled over to investigate, only to be assaulted by a smell so horrific that I was wide awake in an instant. There on my pillow, in my bed, next to my face- was a cholent pot. With careless abandon, my two-year old was opening and closing the potlike someone

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whose olfactory senses were not quite fully developed, informing me cheerily that he was “cooking supper.” No, it was not Sunday morning and cholent was not the planned leftovers I’d be serving for supper. Neither is cholent one of my family’s favorites that I would ever serve, let alone cook, on a mundane weekday. It took two minutes of collecting my bearings to realize that it was Thursday morning, five days since this delightful Shabbos dish took center-stage at my Shabbos table – and a full week since it had been cooked. (And in this space, I will refrain from writing all these words that may do justice as a reaction, just because my mother raised me not to say them. Never. Ever.) The fridge

must’ve remained unlocked during one of the wee-hour bottle refills. (Yes, I keep my refrigerator locked. You would too, if you risked waking up to a cholent pot in your bed...) Visions of golden egg rivulets mixed with hunks of cheese and olives spread across my kitchen floor made me jump out of bed- only to promptly dive beneath the covers again – as far from the potential mess as possible. Going to the kitchen won’t change anything now, will it? I thought to myself from underneath the safety of my blanket. You’re probably wondering why this cholent pot was still in my fridge on a Thursday morning. I knew you’d ask. It all gets exposed at the end. Newton left the thought hanging in the Third Law of Motion; for every action there’s a reaction – and a consequence. In the merit of this public confession, may my housekeeping foibles be erased from my record. Amen. The thing is that Monday is the day my cleaning lady shows up. Actually, I’ll correct that. Monday is the day that my cleaning lady doesn’t show up. But I can still hope. Every Motzei Shabbos I still whisper a little prayer as I tuck the cholent pot – and the soup pot, for good measure – into the fridge for Teresa to scrub and shine. Thank goodness that my sister


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taught me to cook fish in a 9x13 disposable pan. But this week, like most Mondays, Teresa was either in court applying for citizenship, or visiting her sister who is deathly ill, or had her kids home from school; I don’t remember which excuse she

from missing my pots and facing the task of washing them, shining them, but most of all emptying them of their aging contents. But today I was sitting on a ticking time bomb. It was Thursday. It was one day away from Friday – and indeed, where would I make my

All week long, I fried, I baked, I prepared no-cook suppers – anything to stay away from missing my pots and facing the task of washing them. used this time. There’s always an excuse. You see, she doesn’t realize that most national holidays are known to us people-of-the-weird-customsand-random-off-times-thatseem-to-last-forever, so I guess she thinks that any day can be a holiday for her as well. Any day: especially Mondays. And so, my cholent pot was removed from my refrigerator on Monday morning, eagerly awaiting its scrubbing- and sometime later – dejectedly reinserted into the fridge, shoved a few inches deeper towards the back – together with the soup pot, for good measure. All week long, I fried, I baked, I prepared no-cook suppers – anything to stay away

cholent? In a frying pan? In a disposable pan? In my 8-quart pot? As tempting as these options were, they just wouldn’t fly. But I could still hope! Because Thursday is the day that Teresa occasionally does show up. And I stood there thinking of the kitchen floor, of the pots, of my cholent-stained linen and I davened hard. Knock, knock. … Teresa! Never had my cleaning lady received such an enthusiastic welcome. She was so excited at my near-embrace that she sauntered in, all smiles, completely oblivious to what was awaiting her…

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The great thing about this party setup is that it features everyone’s favorite building block: Lego.

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veryone looks forward to festive family gatherings during Chanukah. If you are the one hosting, you’ve probably spent plenty of time preparing the menu, gifts, and décor. A wise hostess also knows that every successful party has one key ingredient: happy, stimulated kids. With that thought in mind, I present to you this fabulous childrens’ table that will entertain and intrigue your kids for hours on end, enabling you to spend quality time over at the adult table. The great thing about this party setup is that it features veryone’s favorite building block: Lego. Most people have these great toys at home and can pull them out easily to set up an entertaining station for the children. In addition, Lego is a very clean project, leaving your kids outfits fresh and unstained. (Until they discover the donuts!) Lego is a great project, activating the imagination of children in all age ranges. If, however, you are worried about infants getting a hold of the small pieces, just substitute Duplo blocks in place of Lego. The main focus of the party is the silicon double-sided mat in the center. On one side it features a building site for Lego; just flip it over for a Duplo party. The great part about this silicon mat is that it will draw the children’s attention to the center of the table, containing the excitement to one main area. Relatives can work in tandem to create a masterpiece, or an older child can lead the group in one of the games featured in the sidebar. You can find the silicon mat featured here at Toys 4 U for $39.99.

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A wise hostess knows that every successful party has one key ingredient: happy, stimulated kids.

The great part about this silicon mat is that it will draw the children’s attention to the center of the table, containing the excitement to one main area.

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While Lego building is entertaining enough, up the entertainment factor with these delightful games. The best part is that all of the following are simple enough to be run by teens, while you enjoy yourself over at the adult table! The Memory Game (All ages) · Divide the children into groups of 3, 4, or 5, depending on the crowd.

the game pieces, and use single black and white Lego to keep track of how many of the colors/positions are correct. (The leading team’s pattern can be hidden beneath a canopy built from Lego.)

· Prepare a container of Lego for each group.

Deliver and Build Relay Race

· Display a tower assembled with ten Lego pieces. After ten seconds, remove from table.

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· Give each group twenty seconds to build an identical tower from memory. The group who has remembered the combination correctly receives a point, or if you’d like- a chocolate coin. The tower can be taller or more intricate, depending on age level of the players.

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Group Mastermind (For children 8 and up) · Divide the children into two teams. · Use the Lego mat, play this Lego version of Mastermind: Choose six colors of Lego for

For children who cannot sit through the entire meal and games, let them let out some energy with this action-packed game. Divide children into teams.

· Arrange each team’s buckets against a wall and have the children line up about ten feet away from their bucket. · Using plastic spoons, one child at a time should shovel up some Lego and carry it to a designated building area behind where the lines form. Three group members stationed there should build a structure with the Lego pieces as they come. The team to have all their Lego incorporated into the structure first wins.

Hint for Fair Play: If you’d like to divide the gaming teams in a way that will avoid any fights, simply place a Lego piece under each child’s chair. Before the games begin, have every child look under his or her chair and have them group according to color. (It goes without saying that this will need prior planning for fair team division.)

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I kept the actual table settings simple with a plain white tablecloth, white plastic plates, and colorful napkins. At Ikea I found these lovely glass cylinders to showcase the evening activity. I bought two shapes, paying roughly $15 per set of three. For a pop of color I chose to put colorful candies in the taller cylinders. You can also showcase chocolate coins. The wider, stockier set I reserved for Lego, in order to make it easier to pull pieces out as needed.

I bought bags for under a dollar at Amazing Savings, added tissue paper, wrote the name of the children on the bags, and filled the bags with ageappropriate prizes.

In case any of the kids are not interested in Lego, or grow bored of building before the party is over, I supplied an alternative activity to keep everyone entertained. Between each set of two place settings, I placed an inexpensive card game, such as Old Maid or Go Fish. Each couple of kids can play the game at their spot, and then send the game further down the line, receiving in turn one that they haven’t yet played. You should be able to find cheap games in your local prize store. If all of that just wasn’t enough excitement to keep your kids busy, pull out the goody bags custom made for them. I bought bags for under a dollar at Amazing Savings, added tissue paper, wrote the name of the children on the bags, and filled the bags with age-appropriate prizes. For little ones consider cars, stickers, or coloring books. Older children might appreciate a Rubik’s cube, an arts and crafts activity, or a cheap book. Last but not least, I placed a dreidel on top of each plate. Not only will a dreidel enhance the look of your party, it will also keep your children engaged with healthy play as they challenge each other with the age-old classic. Wishing you and yours a fantastic Chanukah!

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This easy dish will be devoured by your little ones, since it is so tasty - and so much fun!

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Popcorn Chicken So, let me think... How can I describe this luscious dish? I know: For the first time ever, your children will be begging you for more chicken! I think that’s enough of an explanation! You’ll love it too, although it is deep fried. (Diets starts after Chanukah, anyway!) Ingredients 1 ½ pound of boneless chicken fillet 4 tbsps. flour 2 large eggs 2 cup bread crumbs or corn flakes Salt to taste 3/4 tsp. turmeric Oil for deep frying Ingredients to make spice mix 1 ½ tsp. Garlic powder 1 tsp. black pepper 1 ½ tsp. onion powder Pinch of oregano 1 ½ tsp. paprika Sauce 1 ½ cups ketchup ½ cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce Instructions 1. Mix all the ingredients mentioned under spice mix. 2. Chop chicken to bite sized pieces. 3. Wash it under running water and drain of water completely. Place chicken in a mixing bowl. 4. Add the spice mix to the bowl containing chicken, and mix to coat. 5. Add the egg white and flour. 6. Pour the bread crumbs into mixing bowl. Mix well and let everything sit for about 5 minutes. 7. Pour the egg yolk into bowl, and mix well, allowing the bread to bind well with the chicken. 8. Heat oil and deep fry chicken evenly until golden. Keep stirring for even frying. 9. Drain chicken. 10. Cook all ingredients for the sauce until boiling and drizzle over the chicken. 11. Serve and garnish with popcorn

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So, let me think... How can I describe this luscious dish? I know: For the first time ever, your children will be begging you for more chicken!

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Donut Toppings We always want to be great parents and make homemade donuts with our kids, but sometimes it can be too messy and complicated. For this Chanukah, there’s something new to do with your children: decorate pre-made donuts. It’s a lot cleaner - and a lot more enjoyable! I used Franczoz confectionary sugared donuts; however, you can use any kind of donut without a glaze. LEMON DONUT TOPPING Glaze ½ cup confectionary sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice Extras Swiss candy fruits- lemon 1. Combine the lemon Juice and confectionary sugar. Beat with a fork until smooth. 2. Spread evenly over the donut, and for decoration, place lemon Swiss candy fruits on top of the glaze. STRAWBERRY SHORT CAKE DONUT Glaze 1/2 cup confectionary sugar 1 tablespoon hot water 1 tablespoon raspberry preserves Extras Whipped Topping Sliced Strawberries 1) Combine Glaze ingredients and beat well with a fork until smooth. 2) Spread Glaze evenly over donuts. 3) Add whip cream on top of the glaze, and place sliced strawberries on top. PEANUT BUTTER GLAZED DONUT WITH GRANOLA TOPPING Glaze 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Extras Gefen Pecan Granola Crunch Blend brown sugar, corn syrup, and shortening in 1-quart saucepan. Cook and stir over mediumlow heat until mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Blend in peanut butter until melted. Gradually blend in water until mixture is smooth. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture returns to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Serve warm on donuts. Top with Gefen Pecan Granola Crunch.

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Lemon Donut Topping

Peanut Butter Glazed Donut with Granola Topping

Strawberry Short Cake Donut

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Easy Breaded Frank Picks This easy dish will be devoured by your little ones, since it is so tasty - and so much fun! I like displaying it on a long rectangular plate, as it’s displayed in the picture. 1 package hot dogs Panko crumbs for breading Salt and pepper to taste Parsley flakes 2 eggs Ketchup Thin pretzel sticks 1. Crack two eggs into a plate and mix. Mix panko crumbs with parsley flakes, salt, and pepper. Dip each hot dog into the egg mix to cover, and then dredge in the panko crumbs. Dip once more in the egg mixture and then panko crumbs to double bread the hot dogs. 2. Bake on 350°. Keep turning hot dogs until all sides of Panko crumbs look crispy and golden brown. 3. Once hot dogs are ready, slice hot dogs into thin pieces and stick a pretzel stick into each hot dog. For taste and display, serve on top of a squirt of ketchup.

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LEARN TO DRAW WITH FAIGY ROTHMAN

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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INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Draw one of the art ideas from this column. keep in mind that it can be drawn to any size, and that a bigger picture will be clearer and more fun to color. *Submissions should be drawn on a standard 8.5� by 11� paper. 2. Color it, using pastel, crayon, paint, marker - or even colored pencil.

3. Clearly label your submission with your name, age, and school/cheder. *Please write your name and age on the art page, not on a separate paper.

4. Mail your master-piece to Faigy Rothman at 8 Gwen Lane, Monsey, NY 10952

*We apologize, but we cannot return any art submissions.

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WE WILL BE FEATURING A CONTEST EVERY FOUR WEEKS. the winning entry will be featured in The Monsey View, and its artist will be the lucky winner of a 200 piece art set! ($40 value)

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Esty Felberbaum Skver - Age 6

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Chany Fischel Skver - Age 10

Miriam Jacoby Bas Mikrah - age 7

Rivky Braun Avir Yaakov - Age 10

Esty Schwartz Satmar - Age 11

Matty Braun Skver - Age 6

Moshe Margereten Klausenberg - Age 10

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Ruchy Hochhauser Belz - Age 8

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Yitty Jung Viznitz - Age 8

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WHERE ARE MORTGAGE RATES HEADED? THIS WINTER? NEXT YEAR? BY ANN ZEILINGOLD The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s October 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Marketing Outlook. As you can see interest rates are projected to increase steadily over the course of the next 12 months.

A half of a percent (.5%) increase in interest rate can increase your monthly mortgage payment significantly.

HOW WILL THIS IMPACT YOUR MORTGAGE PAYMENT?

Depending on the amount of the loan that you secure, a half of a percent (.5%) increase in interest rate can increase your monthly mortgage payment signifi-

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cantly. According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, national home prices have appreciated 6.4% from this time last year and are predicted to be 4.7% higher next year. If both the predictions of home price and interest rate increases become reality, families would wind up paying considerably more for their next home. Lets use a real local example: Let us choose a home in Chestnut Ridge. Today’s purchase price is $425,000, with a 20% down payment ($85,000) and a loan amount of $340,000. If the rate is 4%, the monthly payment would be $1,794.65, without taxes and insurance. If Freddie Mac’s predictions become reality, in one year from now this home would be just shy of $20,000 higher. The new purchase piece would be $445,000. The new 20% down p a y m e n t would be $89,000


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BOTTOM LINE Even a small increase in interest rate can impact your family’s wealth. Don’t procrastinate, meet with a mortgage

Ann Zeilingold, NMLS # 41850 is the Vice President and Branch Manager of FM Home Loans in Pomona, NY. FM Home Loans is a direct lender, licensed in NY, NJ, FL and CT. She has been originating residential mortgages for 27 years. She has recently published a book, which is a must-read for any prospective homebuyer, The Homebuyer’s Companion. Ann grew up in Monsey, and she currently lives in Wesley Hills with her husband and children.

Find Ann’s real estate column weekly in The Monsey View.

Ann Zeilingold Vice President

FM Home Loans 1609 Route 202 Pomona, NY 10970

Office: 845-354-9700 Mobile: 914-260-9000 ann@annzeilingold.com

Date: Wed, Dec 9th Time: 10:30am-4PM Place: 18 Judith lane Denas_wig_salon


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MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION!!!

6 BR / 4 BA 5,200 SF set on private 1.27 Acres of parklike land, Pr iv. In-ground Pool, Huge walk out lower level, possible subdivision opportunity, excellent central location. Please Call For Price

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BACK ON THE MARKET!!! 536 Rt. 306 – Wesley Hills

GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! 9 Hilda Ln.

Stately 5 BR / 3 Bath, 4,000 SF stone & brick Tudor, set on priv. parklike .85 acre, great kid friendly cul-de -sac NOW ONLY $779K!!

3 BR / 2 Bath home in move in condition, set on 1.57 private acres, w/ sparking in-ground pool, stone fireplace, 2 car att. gar ONLY $439K!!

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Thinking of buying or selling? Who you work with MATTERS. The World Realty Group has likely LISTED or SOLD a property near you! Please call us today for a FREE consultation and market analysis!

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For Sale CONCORD Mint condition. Stucco C/H Colonial W/ Heated Inground Pool almost 1 Acre. $849,000 negotiable, all reasonable offers considered. 845-641-3410

BLUEBERRY HILL CONDO Blueberry Hill condo 1+ bdrm, plus a renovated downstairs great for extra bdrms,office, etc. asking price $239k call 587-0975

WESLEY HILLS Wesley Hills House for Sale. Great Location. Quiet Street. Frum neighbors. Well maintained. Shaindel 845-2900650

INFINITY FOR SALE Selling an infinity 1997 car j30 $700 130k 845-598-4438

CHAIRS FOR SALE 6 beautiful louis chairs in great condition. Asking $50 each. Please call 845-425-2895

SALON FURNITURE Selling a brand new in box salon furniture piece with front full view mirror 845-499-5988

MASTER BEDROOM FURNITURE FOR SALE Great Condition. A must to see! please call: 845-362-6323/845 527-0932

CHAIRS FOR SALE 5 used S&G dining room chairs to sell, text 347-549-9487 for picture, $150 each negotiable.

MOVING SALE Looking to sell a oven, washer/ dryer, fridge, microwave and dinette set. Please call 845-3560587

GIVEAWAY SALE! New metal swing with a lot of activity for only 189$! For more info call: 347-693-6519 or 845425-0115

CARRIAGE FOR SALE

RABBI PAYSACH KROHN LECTURE CD'S

Teutonia carriage for sale. great condition. excellent price.3475856153

Discounted prices!! To order or for more info call/text 443-915-5507. Free delivery with minimum purchase.

CARRIAGE FOR SALE 2013 UPPAbaby Vista stroller with bassinet, solid black. $400. 845-499-1453

SILVER Second hand silver for sale. Mint condition. Menorah. Becher. Esrog Pushka and Leichter. Please call 8452740676

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

DRESSES FOR SALE 2 Beautiful, light colored, sister of the bride dresses for sale. Size 4-6 $500 Each. Serious inquiries only, call 845-426-0636

GOWN FOR SALE Magnificent Kleinfeld kallah gown size 4. call 845-425-3745

DRESS FOR SALE/RENT Oscar De La Renta wedding dress for sister of bride. 6-8. Silver and navy blue. Size 5 little girls gown. White and light blue. 845 356 0587

WOOL SUITE Selling a black stripe 42 short mens 100% wool suit $75 and a black stripe 38 reg mens 100% wool suit $85. 845-598-4438

SHOES FOR SALE Venettini girls black Shabbos Shoes size 29 new in box worn once. Selling for any reasonable offer. 347-342-7089

FOR SALE Korg pa3x76 in new condition $2500 845-304-2244

GIFT CARD FOR SALE $65 gift card at The watch place for $55 . please call 845-426-0424

For Rent SHORT TERM HOUSE RENTAL 7 bedroom house on Rigaud. 347 668 6438

AIRMONT House for rent in Airmont 5/6 bedrooms with 3 full bathrooms. 2 kitchens. move-in condition $3000 monthly 845-222-1790

FLORIDA RENTALS Miami Beach, Carriage Club North. Beaut 2 BR`s, 2 bths, pool, ground floor w/backyard, Available for winter season or monthly. Call:845-274-3175

DECATUR AVE. Apartment for rent on Decatur Ave Big 4 Bedrooms + big playroom and wash room Pesahch kitchen call 845-3009213

FRANCIS PLACE Beautiful furnished apartment for rent. Ideal for Chosson & Kallah. Private entrance. Call 845.425.9211

FOR RENT -JOSHUA CT 4/5 bedroom apt , 3 bedroom apt. & Studio. Please call 845-746-1253

NORTH COLE Brand new, spacious 4 room apartment. Ample closets and storage. Asking for 2 years advance rent. Offering discount in rent. 845-200-4459

CALVERT DRIVE Brand new built, 5 BR, 2 ½ baths, playroom, Beautiful custom kitchen & Pesach kitchen, ready to move in. $3500. 845-641-4208

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THE CALVERT DRIVE Brand new built, 3 Bedroom apt. 2 full baths, A must to see, Price $1950. CALL: 845-641-4208

WESTSIDE AVE Beautiful brand new 3 br apt, 2 full baths. $2050. Call: 347-6834029

JOBS

APARTMENT RENTAL Nice brand new ground floor 5 room apt 2 full bath many closets calvert area for rent. call 845.371.1479

SERVICES

ELM ST. Beautiful 4 bdrm apartment with playroom, living room, porch, 2 1/2 baths and large storage available on Elm on second floor. 845-274-2615

BRIARCLIFF AREA Brand new apartment for rent 2 bedrooms, ground level in the Briarcliff Area. 845-262-0014 (leave message)

GEMACHIM

LOOKING FOR SPACE Looking for office space in CENTRAL Monsey. 150-200 square ft. required. Please call: 845-893-1925

MISC.

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

HELP WANTED Local business seeks competent individual for customer service, order processing and office duties. Computer knowledgemust. Graphics experience-plus. 8456420092 leave message

SECRETARY WANTED Looking for a part time secretary. 9:45-2:45. Must have experience with Microsoft Excel and Quickbooks. Please send resume tobinyinllc@hotmail.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY

MAGNIFICENT GOWNS Adult size 8 and two children's size 8 magnificent gowns for rent. call 845-362-1364

READING/SPECIAL ED

Girls sz 14 & 16 - $75. Adult sz 0-2 & 2-4 $125. Babies & toddlers $10. Call 845-354-5350

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

LOST & FOUND

SEEKING ADMIN ASSISTANT

Online Company few miles from Monsey is looking for a devoted female for purchasing work. Transportation provided please email resume to jobsmonsey10952@gmail.com

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

DRESS FOR RENT Magnificent custom made sister of bride dress. Size 2-4. Please call 845-352-1752

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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

BYCC- POMONA

HELP WANTED Local Wine and Liquor store seeking PT help (about 7 hours/ week) plus on an as needed basis. Wine experience preferred but will train. 914-806-5796

HELP WANTED Play group looking for substitute please call 845-425-1486 leave a message

HOUSE HELP Babysitter Wanted Looking for babysitter in my home with light housekeeping, Mon-Thurs 9:30-5:15 , Fri 8:301:30 (some flexibility) 347-5151105

BABYSITTER WANTED Looking for a babysitter to come to my home in Bates / Horton area. Mon – Thurs 8:45 Am – 3:15 PM Fri – 8:45 AM – 12:15 PM. Please call 845-709-9397

Services WRITING SERVICE Make a statement with a professionally written ad. Call today. Copywritetk@gmail.com 845-377-5503

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

First Grade Assistant 12:45 - 4:00. Excellent Opportunity. Fax or send resume: Tel: (845) 3623166 Fax:(845) 354-6682. Email: 44camphillroad@thejnet.com

Professional photography at unbeatable prices! Bar mitzvahs, mens side at chasunahs, dinners, etc. 862 505 9546 845 642 0572

JOB OPPORTUNITY

For all your computer, iPod problems or deleted files call 347871-1818

Seeking a capable male to work 1-1 with a very high functioning individual during day hours. Experience working with special needs individuals a plus. Please fax information to 845-503-1210

TECHNICIAN

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


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HANDYMAN We specialize in small home repairs. Please call 845-238-8360

HANDYMAN Affordable and talented handyman available for building, assembling, electrical, installing, repairs. 845-642-0572 862-5059546

MOHEL MUSMACH Trained @ the London school of circumcision. Haskamos and references available. R' Moshe Romand: 862-505-9546

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

ALTERATIONS For all your mending needs. Very neat & reasonably priced. 274-6303

GIFT WRAPPING Bring us your gift to have it exquisitely set up. We also carry a large selection of ribbon, favor boxes and bags. Candy Wrapper 445-8288

GIFTWRAP WITH STYLE Piles of gifts? Hate to wrap? Wrap it in style with our special touch. Call or Text 845-263-7463 stylefavorsandgifts@gmail.com

CHASUNAH IN ATERES CHARNA? Leave your baby with a warm and experienced babysitter right next to the hall. B Blum 845-3620283

SERVICE ‫מיר זענען מגיה אלע אייערע ארבעט פאר א גוטע‬ )845 (548-7587 ‫ ביטע ריפט‬.‫פרייז‬

SPEAKER RENTAL Speakers available for rent at an amazing price. For more info call (845)578-5657 and leave a message.

M&S SOUND EQUIPMENT RENTALS Sound equipment rentals for all occasions, speakers, microphones, mixers and more please call 845263-0460

CLOSETS We design & install your dream closet, pantry, laundry room, and more. FREE Estimates, Licensed & Insured, Call Yehuda Flohr 1-877392-7299

DAY CARE ON DECATUR Slot available for newborn or toddler. Happy, safe & clean. Call Ratzy Weinberger. 845-425-3782

KIDDIE GROUP Small kiddie group forming on Westside Ave. for 2 year olds call R. Halpert 425-3491

PERMS! Only $24! Book your appointment now! New Square, 845-354-0748

CHEAPEST RATES TO AIRPORTS!

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

LET'S DO TABLECLOTHS! Nappe & Cloe tablecloth rental. Zissy Goldman 347.782.9121

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

$35 PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY! Chanukah special: $5 off $40 portrait session, with full digital album included! To book an appointment call Dassy@845-517-9920

COTTON CANDY MACHINES Popcorn, snow cone and cotton candy machines for your Chanukah parties. please call 347-729-4104 BALLOONS AND CHOCOLATE

Reliable and chasidishe driver. Brand new car. Please call 8456080071

Any time during the day or night. Fresh shipment of Cocobliss great Chanukah gift. Candy Wrapper 445-8288

ORGANIZE NOW!

PEANUT CHEW GUITAR

- Cheapest Rate - Professional - Satisfaction Guaranteed. Call now MLM PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZING 845-659-2527

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

I MAKE IT - YOU BAKE IT

Party Favors and Pekalach. Hostess Packages and Gifts. Any Occasion. Any Budget. Any Style. Call or Text 845-263-7463 stylefavorsandgifts@gmail.com

Rivky's Famous Challah Dough, Custom made to your taste, diet, and schedule. Same day orders accepted. 845-369-3755

THE SHALOM BAYIS CHALLAH 1/2 the loaf whole wheat, 1/2 white. 2 for $10. Yoshon, sifted flour, regular challah also available. Tamar Spiro (845)3526496

SAVE MONEY! Sign up for low electric rate of 7.5cents per kwh.Call Energy4Less @845-459-0888

PARTY WITH STYLE

BABY GIFTS Baby baskets, diaper cakes balloons & more 845-356-0815

THE BALLOON SPOT 845-356-0815

SILK N STYLE Pre=Chanuka Sale: Make us your first stop. We have the best and newest selection and prices new winter collection! Kallah Specials!

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FOR SALE FOR RENT JOBS

THE SWEATSHIRTS FOR SALE!

"JEWELS ON WHEELS"

ENGLISH LESSONS

Zippered, velour with or without hood in different colors ladies. x-small $15-$20 while supplies last. Call 845-354-5350

Shop at home service - necklaces for closeout prices 845-709-7338

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

WHOLESALE FISH TO THE PUBLIC Restaurants, Caterers, Schools, Private, etc. By the CASE ONLY! FREE Delivery. SALMONTILAPIA-TUNA, etc. Salmon Fillet $5.95 per lb. CALL: 347-2755408

ATT TEACHERS

Favor boxes, ribbons, embellishments and everything to make a statement at your next event. Candy Wrapper 445-8288

Experienced substitute available. Yiddish or English 5th grade through high school great references available. R Blum 845304-7987

SERVICES GEMACHIM

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

HEAD GEAR Beautiful selection of shawls, gloves, turbans, bandanas, snoods and capes. Great Chanukah gifts!!! $5.00 off turbans with sequins 845-608-1547

ENJOY TORAH A yungerman will instill a geshmak into your childs learning. reasonable rates. please call (248) 955 8559

MISC.

HARD TIME FOCUSING?

LOST & FOUND

Experienced, chasiddishe yungerman professionally trained in the Son-rise program. The proven method that helps autistic children connect with the world around them. 845-3526454

FAVOR BOXES

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NEW IN MONSEY FOR AUTISM (AGE 8-18)

Is your child bright and intelligent but has a hard time focusing? Contact Shevy Weinberger @ 845-213-5597. I also do school visits

STRUGGLING ACADEMICALLY? Child struggling with reading/ math/Kriah or any area, and wish you can help? Empower yourself. Empower your child. 845-213-5597

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

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DRUM LESSONS BY SHMUEL KLAVER 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 Beginner drum lessons for women and girls. My home or yours. Please call: 845 608 9895

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

MUSIC LESSONS Piano and keyboard lessons beginners to advanced children and adults please call yisroel fishbain at 7187908659 9739283476

SWIMMING Swimming lessons, Lifeguarding, CPR, WSI, OPEN SWIM, Private & Public pools, 8455781888

ATTENTION NEW SQUARE WOMEN! Play therapy course starting soon. Covered by fidellis. 8625059546

THIS THURSDAY Creative journal expressive arts introductory work shop reserve your spot 845-364-6943

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES To join the next class please call 845-426-0931. Tzippy Tauber CD (DONA) Certified Birth Doula

YOUR HAIR & WIG CARE HAIRCUTS, BLOWS & CHASUNAH STYLING, WASH & SETS - QUICK SERVICE. SUZANNE AREA. PLEASE CALL 356-1939

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

CHANIE’S WIG SALON Glen Hill and Augusta area. Wash & set: $20, Haircut: $12. Please call 845-538-3254

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

CHODESH KISLEV SPECIAL Book appointments for the month of Kislev and receive amazing rates. Cuts $5 , blows $10, styles $12. Roizy 845-352-0619

''CARELINE'' For all your makeup and skin care. Call y. margaretten 362-1823.Special prices now till Chanukah. free delivery!

KOSHER LIPSTICK 362-1823


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*BASHIE BRODY* *HairDesign & MakeupArtistry* for Kallah & Family [Haircuts*courses] 845.426.4632*845.538.7603

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

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

Misc.

Gemachim

FREE GIVEAWAY

GEMACH - SHABBOS URNS

About 75 boxes. Perfect for moving 845-290-5641

Gemach Be'er Miriam - Call 845.425.9211

5-MINUTE SHIURIM

TABLECLOTHS

‫ מיניטיגע חיזוק שיעורים חיים שיש‬5 ‫טעגליכע‬ 718-362-8846 ......... ‫בהם‬

Monsey's Newest Tablecloth Gemach. Lilui Nishmas Michal Ruchel bas r' Duvid. 3474518859

TORAH KESHER Learn and Grow by Phone.TK will suggest a Phone Partner based on your preference. Miriam 8456412545 torahkesher@gmail. com

REFLEXOLOGY

INTRODUCING

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

Take shemiros halashon to the next level. Text 'follow guardtongue' to 40404 to receive daily halachos. SIGN UP. IT'S EASY. AND IT'S FREE

Lost & Found LOST Sunglasses white plastic frame (need for health) Fr. Toldos Nov 13 having ride on Saddle River rd. 347-457-9408

FOUND Back gloves left 1 yr ago in R. Werner kolel. 347-457-9408


‫זיך דערקענט אויף די ארטיגע אידן‪ ,‬וועלכע האבן זיך וואס אמאל מער‬ ‫דערנענטערט צו אידישקייט‪.‬‬ ‫אויף די עלטערע יארן‪ ,‬האט דער רבי זצ"ל גענומען צו זיך זיין איידעם –‬ ‫הרה"ג ר' חיים לייבוש ראטענבערג שליט"א – אז ער זאל אים העלפן מיט‬ ‫די קהילה‪ .‬דער רבי שליט"א פלעגט אין יענע טעג וויילן אויף שבתים אין‬ ‫מאנסי‪ ,‬זיך צו געפינען נאנט נעבן זיין שווער און ארויסהעלפן אין אלעס‬ ‫וואס מען ברויך‪ .‬דעם ערשטן יאר פלעגט דער רבי שליט"א ארויסקומען‬ ‫בלויז אויף שבתים‪ ,‬דערנאך איז שוין דער רבי געבליבן וואוינען דאהי‪,‬‬ ‫זייענדיג דער רעכטער האנט פון זיין שווער זצוק"ל‪.‬‬

‫שריפת בית הכנסת והתיסדותה‬

‫מיט די פטירה פון דער רבי זצוק"ל‪ ,‬האט דער רבי שליט"א אנגענומען‬ ‫דער הנהגת בית‪-‬המדרש‪ ,‬ווערנדיג דער רב ואדמו"ר אין פארשעי‪ .‬עס האט‬ ‫נישט גענומען לאנג און עס האט זיך ארויסגעוויזן דער טעטיגקייט פון דער‬ ‫נייער רב‪ ,‬בשעת ער האט אנגעהויבן צו באווייזן גדולות ונצורות לחיזוק הדת‬ ‫אין פארשעי‪ ,‬צווישן די ארטיגע איינוואוינער‪.‬‬ ‫א יאר שפעטער‪ ,‬אום שמיני‪-‬עצרת פון יאר תשנ"ב לפ"ק‪ ,‬האט‬ ‫אויסגעבראכן א גרויסער שריפה אין בית‪-‬המדרש‪ .‬דער שריפה האט‬ ‫איבערגעלאזט דעם בית‪-‬המדרש אין אש‪ ,‬אראפברענגענדיג דעם גאנצן‬ ‫בנין פון אויבן ביז אונטן‪ ,‬נישט איבערלאזנדיג גארנישט‪.‬‬ ‫מען האט זיך דאן גענומען איבערבויען דעם בית‪-‬המדרש‪ ,‬אידן האבן‬ ‫ארויסגעהאלפן מיט וואס עס האט אויסגעפעלט‪ .‬דער נאמען פון בית‪-‬‬ ‫המדרש "נצח ישראל"‪ ,‬איז דעמאלס געגעבן געווארן‪ ,‬לעילוי נשמת די‬

‫עלטערן פון דער הויפט תומך ומקים אהלה של תורה ותפילה‪ ,‬וואס על‬ ‫זכרם פון זיינע עלטערן‪ ,‬טראגט דער בית‪-‬המדרש דער נאמען 'נצח ישראל'‬ ‫דפארשעי‪.‬‬ ‫ביים הנחת אבן הפינה‪ ,‬איז דער רבי שליט"א אריינגעגאנגען אינעם‬ ‫לאך און אויסגעזאגט דארט גאנץ ספר‪-‬תהילים‪ .‬בשעת'ן בויען דעם בית‪-‬‬ ‫המדרש‪ ,‬האבן פיל אידן ארויסגעהאלפן‪ ,‬בויענדיג די ציגל מיט די הענט‪.‬‬ ‫ביים פארענדיגן דעם בית‪-‬המדרש האט דער רבי שליט"א געזאגט‪ ,‬אז‬ ‫דער בית‪-‬המדרש פארמאגט זיבן‪-‬און‪-‬צוואנציג שורות פון ציגל אויף איין‬ ‫זייט‪ ,‬בשעת פון די אנדערע זייט פארמאגט זי בלויז זעקס‪-‬און‪-‬צוואנציג‬ ‫שורות‪ ,‬די סיבה דערצו איז‪ ,‬ווייל זיבן‪-‬און‪-‬צוואנציג איז דער מספר פון די‬ ‫אותיות התורה און זעקס‪-‬און‪-‬צוואנציג איז דער שם‪-‬הויה‪ ,‬דאס איז דער‬ ‫צוזאמענשטעל פון דעם בית‪-‬המדרש‪ ,‬בשעת די אידן געפינען זיך אינמיטן‪.‬‬

‫מחיל אל חיל‬

‫דער בית‪-‬המדרש איז אויך אריבערגעגאנגען שווערע צייטן‪ ,‬ליידנדיג‬ ‫פון די רדיפות הדת אין מאנסי‪ ,‬וואס האט נישט אויסגעמיטן פארשעי‪.‬‬ ‫עס פלעגן פארקומען דארט כסדר'דיגע אינספעקשנס און נישט איינמאל‬ ‫פלעגן אהינקומען אפיצירן וואס זענען געשטאנען אינדרויסן פון בית‪-‬‬ ‫המדרש‪ ,‬נישט אריינלאזנדיג בלויז א באגרעניצטע צאל מענטשן‪ ,‬לויט‬ ‫וויפיל עס איז ערלויבט געזעצליך‪.‬‬ ‫אין יענע תקופה‪ ,‬זעענדיג אז עס איז פאראן א פארלאנג דערויף‪ ,‬האט‬ ‫די קהילה אויפגעשטעלט נאך צוויי בתי‪-‬מדרשים אין געגנט‪ ,‬וואס זאל‬ ‫דינען פארן ציבור און גלייכצייטיג אויך פארגרינגערן דעם טראפיק אין‬ ‫בית‪-‬המדרש‪ .‬די צוויי בתי‪-‬מדרשים‬ ‫זענען 'בית אברהם' מיט 'שערי תפילה‪.‬‬ ‫אויסער דעם האט דער רב שליט"א‬ ‫געהאלפן בויען אין שטאט נאך קהילות‪,‬‬ ‫אויסשפרייטנדיג תורה אויף די גאנצע‬ ‫סביבה‪.‬‬

‫דעם ערשטן יאר פלעגט דער רבי שליט"א‬ ‫ארויסקומען בלויז אויף שבתים‪ ,‬דערנאך איז שוין‬ ‫דער רבי געבליבן וואוינען דאהי‪ ,‬זייענדיג דער‬ ‫רעכטער האנט פון זיין שווער זצוק"ל‪.‬‬

‫אקטיוויטעטן‬ ‫מוסדות‬

‫און‬

‫היינט צו טאגס איז דער בית‪-‬המדרש‬ ‫מעט הכמות און רב האיכות‪ .‬קוקנדיג‬ ‫אויף די פילפארביגע פעולות וואס‬ ‫קומען ארויס פון דעם ארט‪ ,‬שטעלט‬ ‫זיך ארויס אז דער בנין איז קליין פאר‬ ‫דעם צורך וואס עס פעלט אויס אויפן‬ ‫ארט‪ .‬עס איז פאראן דארט א מקוה‪,‬‬ ‫קאך‪ ,‬קאווע שטוב‪ ,‬פראווע צימער‬ ‫פארן רבי'ן און פארשטייט זיך דער היכל‬ ‫התפילה מיטן עזרת‪-‬נשים‪ ,‬וואס ווערט‬ ‫באנוצט אין די וואכן טעג אלס מקום‬ ‫לשיעורי תורה און אמאל אויך אויף צום‬ ‫דאווענען‪.‬‬ ‫אין קהל נצח ישראל איז פאראן‬ ‫זיבן מנינים שחרית‪ ,‬איין מנין מנחה און‬ ‫דריי מנינים מעריב‪ .‬דאס איז אלעס אין‬ ‫געהעריגע טעג‪ ,‬אין בין‪-‬הזמנים קען זיך‬ ‫מאכן מער מנינים‪ ,‬דורך בחורים אדער‬ ‫געסט וואס דרייען זיך דארט דורך‪.‬‬ ‫אין יאר תשס"א לפ"ק‪ ,‬האט קהל‬


‫שמואל פוקס‬

‫בית‪-‬המדרש "נצח ישראל"‬

‫פארשעי‬

‫געבינדן און פאראייניגט‬

‫אויף פיל בתי‪-‬מדרשים קען מען זאגן דעם פאקט‪ ,‬אז די מתפללים אין‬ ‫שוהל זענען נאנט פארבינדן איינער מיטן אנדערן‪ ,‬שפירן זיך ווי משפחה‪,‬‬ ‫אזוי ווי א חבריא‪ ,‬און זענען פיזיש‪ ,‬גייסטיש און עמינאצאל פארבינדן‬ ‫איינער מיטן אנדערן‪ .‬אבער אויף ווייניג בתי‪-‬מדרשים קען מען דעקלארירן‬ ‫דאס וואס קהל נצח‪-‬ישראל פארשעי טראגט פאר מיט זיך‪ ,‬נעמליך אז‬ ‫טראצדעם וואס די מתפללים אויפן ארט קוקן אויס אזוי ווייט השקפה'דיג‬ ‫איינער פונעם צווייטן‪ ,‬זענען זיי פארט נאנט און שטארק פארבינדן‬ ‫אינאיינעם‪.‬‬ ‫אין קהל נצח‪-‬ישראל פארשעי שפירט זיך א סארט היימליכקייט און‬ ‫געשמאק‪ ,‬וואס מען קען דערטאפן ווי נאר מען טרעט אריין צווישן די ווענט‬ ‫פון בית‪-‬המדרש‪ .‬יעדער שפירט זיך נאנט מיטן אנדערן און אלע אינאיינעם‬ ‫שפירן זיך נאנט צו זייער גרויסן רבי'ן‪ ,‬הרה"ג ר' חיים לייבוש ראטנבערג‬ ‫שליט"א‪ ,‬אבד"ק פארשעי‪.‬‬ ‫דער רבי שליט"א איז דער וואס איז מדריך את צאן מרעיתו לתורה‬ ‫וליראת שמים‪ .‬די ארטיגע אידן קוקן אויפן רבי'ן מיט א שטארקע אהבה‬ ‫און צוגעבינדנקייט‪ .‬דער רבי מיינט פאר די בני הקהילה גאר אסאך‪ ,‬דער רבי‬ ‫דינט סיי אלס רב וראש לקהילה‪ ,‬סיי אלס רבי ומורה‪-‬דרך‪ ,‬סיי אלס משפיע‬ ‫רוחני לעדתו‪ ,‬ועל‪-‬כולם א ליבליכער טאטע און פארזארגער פאר אלע בני‬ ‫הקהילה‪.‬‬

‫פארשעי און איר סביבה‬

‫בשעת מיר גייען צו אונזער ענין‪ ,‬וועלנדיג באשרייבן אזא מקום קדוש‬ ‫ווי דאס בית‪-‬המדרש נצח ישראל – פארשעי‪ ,‬קען מען זיך נישט פארהוילן‬ ‫פון דעם עצם יישוב אין פארשעי‪ ,‬דען דער בית‪-‬המדרש מיטן יישוב זענען‬ ‫תרין‪-‬רעין דלא מתפרשין‪ .‬דאס גאנצע אידישקייט אין פארשעי איז צו‬ ‫פארדאנקען בלויז דער בית‪-‬המדרש‪ ,‬מיט איר גרויסן רב און רבי‪ ,‬וואס א‬ ‫דאנק איר השפעה‪ ,‬איז דער יישוב געווארן א פרומער ערליכער ארט‪ ,‬וואו‬ ‫עס וואוינען דארט אידן‪ ,‬מדקדקים בקלה כבחמורה‪.‬‬ ‫ביז דרייסיג יאר צוריק‪ ,‬האבן אין פארשעי געוואוינט פיל אידישע‬

‫מאדערענע משפחות‪ ,‬אפשטאמיגע פון חסידי'שע ערליכע אידן‪ .‬די אידן‬ ‫האבן דארט געוואוינט‪ ,‬ווייט פון דער פרומער מאנסי‪ ,‬בשעת צו זייער‬ ‫דינסט איז כמעט נישט געווען קיין בית‪-‬המדרש אדער מקום קדוש‪ .‬דאס‬ ‫איינציגסטע פון וואס די דאזיגע אידן האבן געקענט געניסן איז‪ ,‬פון דער‬ ‫ארטיגער יאנג‪-‬איזרעאיל שוהל און פון א קליינער בעיסמענט וואו מען‬ ‫האט געדאוונט אויף נוסח אשכנז‪.‬‬ ‫דאס אלעס איז געטוישט געווארן‪ ,‬מיטן אנקום פונעם בית‪-‬המדרש נצח‪-‬‬ ‫ישראל פארשעי‪ .‬דער דאזיגער בית‪-‬המדרש‪ ,‬מיט איר רב שליט"א‪ ,‬האט‬ ‫געמאכט א מהפיכה אין שטאט און פארפרומט פיל אידישע משפחות‪,‬‬ ‫וועלכע זענען היינט ערליכע אפגעהיטענע אידן‪.‬‬

‫קאסאן ‪ -‬פארשעי‬

‫אין יאר תשמ"ו לפ"ק‪ ,‬האבן אידן פון פארשעי פארבעטן כ"ק הגה"צ מרן‬ ‫ר' חיים שלמה ראטנבערג זצ"ל ‪ -‬דער קאזאווער רבי'ן פון פלעטבוש און‬ ‫זוהן פון כ"ק מרן האדמו"ר ר' משה שמואל ראטנבערג זצ"ל‪ ,‬מקאסאן בני‪-‬‬ ‫ברק ‪ -‬אז ער זאל קומען וואוינען אין פארשעי‪ ,‬בויען דארט זיין בית‪-‬המדרש‬ ‫און דערמיט מחזק זיין די ארטיגע אידן‪ .‬דער רבי זצ"ל האט ביז דעמאלס‬ ‫געוואוינט אין רעמסן ווילידזש‪ ,‬אין איסט‪-‬פלעטבוש‪ ,‬וואו ער האט דארט‬ ‫געהאט זיין בית‪-‬המדרש‪ ,‬אבער ווען דער געגנט איז אויסגעשפילט געווארן‬ ‫און אידן פון דארט האבן זיך אוועקגעצויגן פון די סביבה‪ ,‬האט דער רבי זצ"ל‬ ‫אנגענומען דעם אנליידענונג פון די אידן פון פארשעי‪ ,‬און געקומען עפענען‬ ‫זיין בית‪-‬המדרש אין געגנט‪.‬‬ ‫ערגעץ צווישן ל"ג בעומר און שבועות פון יאר תשמ"ו לפ"ק‪ ,‬איז דער רבי‬ ‫זצ"ל אנגעקומען קיין פארשעי‪ .‬גראד מיטן אנקום פונעם רבי'ן זצ"ל האט‬ ‫דער געגנט אנגעהויבן צו לעבן‪ ,‬אויפן ערשטן שבת האבן שוין געדאוונט‬ ‫אין בית‪-‬המדרש בערך אכט מנינים אידן‪ ,‬וועלכע האבן ביז דאן געלעכצעט‬ ‫פאר א געהעריגע בית‪-‬המדרש‪ ,‬און מיטן אנקום פונעם רבי'ן זצ"ל איז דער‬ ‫דאזיגער לאך אנגעפילט געווארן‪.‬‬ ‫דער רבי זצ"ל האט אין יענע יארן אריינגעלייגט פיל כוחות אין זיין‬ ‫קהילה‪ ,‬זייענדיג מקרב פיל אידן תחת כנפי השכינה‪ ,‬און די ארבעט האט‬


‫נצח ישראל צוגעלייגט א רינגל צו איר שיינעם קייט‪ ,‬גרינדנדיג דער תלמיד‪-‬‬ ‫תורה נצח ישראל‪ ,‬וואס איז מחנך אידישע קינדער לתורה ולחסידות‪.‬‬ ‫דער תלמיד‪-‬תורה האט באוויזן קונה שם צו זיין אין דעם גאנצן געגנט‬ ‫אלס מוצלח'דיגער ארט פון חינוך און ערליכקייט‪ .‬אויפן אייר זמן פון שנת‬ ‫תשס"ג לפ"ק‪ ,‬איז צוגעלייגט געווארן אויך די ישיבה‪ ,‬אויפשטעלנדיג‬ ‫תלמידים הגונים‪ ,‬אונטער די אנפירערשאפט פונעם רב‪ ,‬וועלכער איז געווען‬ ‫נאנט צו יעדן תלמיד באזונדער און זיך געזארגט פארן כלל און פארן פרט‬ ‫על כל דבר קטן וגדול‪.‬‬

‫מעלין בקודש‬

‫קהל נצח ישראל פארשעי האט באוויזן צו מאכן א מהפכה של ממש‬ ‫אין פארשעי‪ .‬אין די ערשטע יארן האבן דארט געוואוינט אידן וואס זענען‬ ‫געווען גאר ווייט פון א חסידי'שע לעבנס שטייגער‪ .‬דער רבי שליט"א האט‬ ‫אריינגעלייגט אין די ארטיגע סביבה א ווארעמע ליבליכקייט‪ ,‬גיבנדיג פאר זיי‬ ‫ווארעמקייט וואס אפילו א שטיין וואלט געקענט צוגיין דערפון‪ .‬אינאיינעם‬ ‫מיט די פארטערליכקייט וואס דער רבי שליט"א האט זיי ארויסגעוויזן‪ ,‬האט‬ ‫ער אויפגעקלערט די שעדליכקייט פון טעכנעלאגיע און פון גיין שטודירן‬ ‫אין אוניווערסיטעטן‪ .‬אינאיינעם האט דער רבי געארבעט מיט די ארטיגע‬ ‫אידן און מצליח געווען אויף א גרויסן פארנעם‪.‬‬ ‫די אלע דאזיגע פעולות זענען צוגעגאנגען מיט א פנים מסבירות‪ .‬א טאג‬ ‫וואס א איד האט ארויסגעווארפן זיין טעלעוויזיע פונדערהיים‪ ,‬איז געווען‬ ‫אין פארשעי א יומא‪-‬דפגרא‪ ,‬מען האט געשטעלט תיקון אין בית‪-‬המדרש‪,‬‬ ‫נישט געזאגט קיין תחנון און עס איז געווען פרייליך אין בית‪-‬המדרש‪.‬‬ ‫עס איז באמת א וואונדער ווי אזוי א רעכטער חסידי'שער רבי האט‬ ‫געקענט האבן אזא השפעה אויף א ציבור וואס איז לכאורה געווען אזוי‬ ‫ווייט פון אים‪ ,‬עס איז נאר די ווארעמקייט און אויפריכטיגקייט פון דעם‬ ‫רבי'ן צו זיין ציבור‪ ,‬וואס האט דאס געקענט באווייזן‪ .‬כמים פנים לפנים‪ ,‬די‬ ‫ארטיגע אידן האבן געוואלט הערן מער און מער‪ ,‬און זיך געוואלט צושטעלן‬ ‫און ווערן ערליכער און פרומער‪ ,‬אזוי ווי אידישע קינדער דארפן זיך פירן‪.‬‬ ‫היינט צו טאגס זענען פאראן אן ערך פון פינף‪-‬הונדערט אידן‪ ,‬וואס טראגן‬ ‫בערד נאר א דאנק דעם רבי'ן שליט"א‪ ,‬פיל אידן וואס טראגן דעם אידישן‬ ‫טראגע מיט שטאלץ‪ ,‬און זייערע דורות לערנען פלייסיג אין בארימטע‬ ‫ישיבות אין ארץ‪-‬ישראל און דאהי‪.‬‬ ‫פארשעי פארמאגט אויך פיל אידן וועלכע שפירן אין דעם ארט א חלק‬ ‫פון זייער לעבן‪ ,‬די דאזיגע שפירן אז זיי קענען זיך כמעט נישט באגיין אן‬ ‫פארשעי‪ .‬נישט איין איד און נישט צוויי קענען זיך דערזען שבת נאכמיטאג‬ ‫ארויסשפאצירן פון זייער היים אין מאנסי‪ ,‬מאכן דעם שפאציר א שעה צייט‬ ‫אנצוקומען צו פארשעי‪ ,‬קיין נצח‪-‬ישראל‪ .‬ביי די דאזיגע אידן איז דאס א‬ ‫בחינה פון 'רגלי מוליכות אותי לבית‪-‬המדרש'‪ ,‬דאס צוגעבינדנקייט צו דעם‬ ‫ארט דיקטירט זיי און זיי קומען אן אהין‪.‬‬

‫שבתים וימים טובים‬

‫ווער עס האט נאר אמאל געשפירט א שבת אדער א יום‪-‬טוב אין‬ ‫פארשעי‪ ,‬ווייסט און פארשטייט דעם טעם דערפון‪ ,‬אויף אזוי ווייט אז ער‬ ‫וויל דאס נישט פארפאסן דעם קומענדיגער מאל‪ .‬ווי אזוי האט זיך נאר‬

‫איינער אויסגעדריקט?! – ער קומט נישט קיין פארשעי אויף שבועות‪ ,‬ווייל‬ ‫ער ווייסט אז אויב ער וועט דארט זיין איין מאל‪ ,‬וועט דאס אים ציען צו זיין‬ ‫יעדן שבועות אויף דעם ארט‪ ,‬און ער קען זיך נישט דאס ערלויבן‪ ,‬מוזנדיג‬ ‫יוצא זיין דעם שווער מיט זיין משפחה‪...‬‬ ‫אבער קיין פארשעי קומען צו גיין‪ ,‬נישט נאר אידן פון דער נאנט‪ .‬אפילו‬ ‫פון איבערן ים קומען אידן צו פארן אויף יום‪-‬טוב‪ .‬די תלמידים פונעם רבי'ן‬ ‫שפירן זיך שטארק פארבינדן און זענען כסדר מקיים דעם 'ושם נעלה‬ ‫ונראה'‪ ,‬קומענדיג לברך ולהתברך קיין פארשעי‪.‬‬ ‫אין פארשעי איז אויך פאראן א הכנסת‪-‬אורחים פאר געסט‪ ,‬וואו אידן‬ ‫קומען כסדר דארט איינשטיין‪ .‬מיט די היימליכע סביבה וואס הערשט אויף‬ ‫דעם ארט‪ ,‬איז דאס א פארגעניגן צו קומען דארט און איז א גרויסער הילף‬ ‫פאר פיל אידן פון דער נאנט און פון דער ווייט‪.‬‬ ‫וויבאלד דער רב פארמאגט פיל תלמידים וחסידים וואס וואוינען ווייט‬ ‫פון פארשעי‪ ,‬און געפינען זיך אין היימישערע ישובים‪ ,‬שטעלט זיך ארויס‬ ‫דער מציאות אז אין א וואכנדיגע יומא‪-‬דפגרא איז פאראן א געפאקטער‬ ‫עולם פון חסידים ואנשי‪-‬מעשה‪ .‬אנדערש ווי שבת און יום‪-‬טוב‪ ,‬ווען מען‬ ‫קען נישט קומען אפט פון דער ווייט‪ ,‬סיידן אריינשפאצירן אמאל פון מאנסי‬ ‫קיין פארשעי‪ ,‬איז אין א וואכנדיגער יום‪-‬טוב וואס דאן קומען פיל אידן צו‬ ‫פארן מיט די מאשינען און דעמאלס איז פאראן א פילער עולם וואס ווילן‬ ‫מיטהאלטן די תפילות פונעם רבי'ן שליט"א‪.‬‬ ‫קהל נצח ישראל פארשעי‪ ,‬איז בארימט מיט די מידת החסד וואס די‬ ‫קהילה שלאגט פאר מיט זיך‪ .‬משולחים זאגן כסדר‪ ,‬אז אין פארשעי מאכט‬ ‫מען די מערסטע געלט‪ ,‬פון אלע אנדערע בתי מדרשים אין מאנסי‪.‬‬ ‫דער רבי שליט"א אליין פארמאגט א צדקה קאסע לבני קהילתו‪,‬‬ ‫שפייזנדיג דערמיט אידן וועלכע קענען נישט ברענגען ברויט אויף זייער‬ ‫טיש‪ .‬צווישן די אידן אין פארשעי זענען פאראן אומצאליגע ארגאניזאציעס‬ ‫פון חסד און מעשים טובים‪ ,‬וואו אידן טוען פאר אנדערע אידנ'ס וועגן‪.‬‬ ‫עס מוז ארויסגעברענגט ווערן דער זעלטענער 'או ענד אר גמ"ח'‪,‬‬ ‫אנגעפירט דורך מו"ה ר' מרדכי פריד און מו"ה ר' חיים לייטמאן הי"ו‪ .‬דאס‬ ‫איז א גמ"ח פאר אזעלכע אידן וואס קענען נישט באצאלן זייער גאז און‬ ‫עלעקטעריק‪ ,‬עס איז דערויף פאראן א גמ"ח פון וואו עס גייט ארויס‬ ‫שווערע טויזנטע דאלארן פאר אידישע קינדער‪.‬‬

‫נצח ישראל‬

‫די פארשעיער קהילה איז א זעלטנהייט צווישן אידישע קהילות און‬ ‫טראגט מיט זיך איר אייגנארטיגער חן און שיינקייט‪ .‬קהל נצח ישראל‬ ‫קען זיך שטאלצירן מיט איר קהילה און אירע אויפטוענגען‪ ,‬וואס זענען א‬ ‫שיינקייט און פראכט‪ ,‬באלייכנדיג דעם גאנצן ארום מיט איר תורה וחסד‪.‬‬ ‫קהל נצח ישראל וועט שטענדיג דערמאנט ווערן לטובה צווישן יהדות‬ ‫מאנסי‪ ,‬נישט נאר אלס קהילה פאר זיך‪ ,‬דען דער רב שליט"א איז טעטיג‬ ‫בכל עניני הכלל‪ ,‬אויך וואס עס איז נוגע סתם אידישקייט אין מאנסי‪.‬‬ ‫עס איז דעריבער א כבוד און א זכיה פאר מאנסי‪ ,‬צו זיין דער אכסניא של‬ ‫תורה‪ ,‬צו פארמאגן אין זיך אזא הייליגע און חשוב'ע קהילה ווי נצח ישראל‬ ‫שטעלט מיט זיך פאר‪.‬‬ ‫'נצח ישראל' לא ישקר‪.‬‬

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‫טעמים משלים און ביאורים‬ ‫ארום דעם שבת טיש‬

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‫ארום דעם שבת טיש‬

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‫הלכות מנהגים און סגולות‬ ‫ארום דעם שבת טיש‬

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‫‪500 Flushing Ave.‬‬ ‫‪718.243.9001‬‬

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