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Our Town’s Weekly Issue #30

POETRY CORNER

Proudly presenting Monsey’s talent

New column!

CHESED ‘ROUND THE CLOCK A multi-week peek into the world’s first Chaverim branch

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STUDY-BUDDY SNACKS Great recipes for late night midterm study sessions


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FOOD AND FAMILY Make your melaveh malka memorable with these great recipes.

JERUSALEM STONE Chaya prepares for the upcoming wedding; Duvid lives in fear that the wedding will be canceled.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 32>> INBOX 34>> YOUR VOICE 38>> HEALTH & WELLNESS 44>> SHABBOS 50>> JERUSALEM STONE

60>> FOOD AND FAMILY 70>> ELECTIONS 76>> YOUR HOME 80>> FYI 88>> MOMMY, I’M BORED! FRIDAY

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HOW WE SAVED WITH SONYMA

Your article about the SONYMA mortgages reminded me of the Hashgacha Pratis that we were zoche to in 1983. At that time, interest rates were in the ballpark of 13-14%. (Yes, you read that right. It is not a typo). We were asked to vacate our rental apartment, and we decided that it is time to buy. We had just given a binder on a house. That evening, my father a”h was in shul, when he overheard a conversation between two men, one of whom was a mortgage broker, regarding SONYMA. The following morning, there were open applications, on a first-come-firstserved basis. To apply, one needed a signed contract. He called me with this information, we contacted the seller, and together we went to his lawyer's house. The lawyer was a semi-retired 90-yearold, who graciously helped us out. My husband davened vasikin and left to the city to get his place on line. They were being very strict, needing every i dotted and every t crossed. My husband had everything he needed, but the woman processing his application noticed that on one document my signature was missing. That was enough to disqualify us, as was the case by many others. My husband felt that his heart is dropping. However, I guess Hashem wanted it to be bashert for us, because the processor told him quite

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/ THE MONS E Y V IE W

Mrs. S.

WRONG MESSAGES

I was raised with a strong awareness that Chanukah parties and Chanukah gifts are goyishe things, and I was so hurt to read the survey results in Issue #28. I always knew that there’s no mekor to any of these, and people do it without thinking into why they’re partying. It was a real shame to see the weak point of our generation proudly being published. Just because it’s a convenient opportunity to give gifts to our children and parents, doesn’t give us the right to convert Chanukah into a goyishe holiday. Our children will ch”v grow up believing that Chanukah is for partying and forget about the real reasons. C.M.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS ART CONTEST

I don’t usually read newspapers as I never thought that I have time for them. But after a neighbor recommended The

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nonchalantly, "Just have your wife sign here and come back tomorrow at nine." Boruch Hashem, we got a mortgage at the reduced rate of 9 5/8 %. Hatzlocha to all who apply for mortgages.


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Monsey View I found myself reading your magazine from cover to cover and enjoying it immensely! The art contest was especially endearing. That being said, there is another art contest taking place, almost at the deadline. The incredible Tomchei Shabbos organization is running an art contest for children. Find the details in your local grocery, but hurry! This is the last week to submit your art! Thanks again for a great read, M.K.

CLASSY CHANUKAH STYLES

the void by providing Monsey with much needed quality reading material and sophisticated advertising. It's hard to believe that the long-awaited Chanukah season is already a few days behind us! I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Rachel Blau’s features, and commend your choice on your top-of-the-line contributors. Baila’s parties featured styles that are classy and elegant, yet fun and up to date ... They enhanced our Chanukah tremendously! I hope to see more of her work in your pages. Thank you again for a wonderful publication.

Thanks for stepping in to fill

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Your Voice RAISE THE STANDARDS (ISSUE #29)

The letter of last week, regarding the lack of customer service and lack of mentchlichkeit the writer experienced reminded me of an experience I had a couple of years ago when I went to buy an outfit to wear at my son’s pidyon haben, taking along my newborn son and my “maven,” my sister with her baby. We were dealt with in the most condescending manner, as if we were nuisances, and for good measure, a young girl working there asked us, “What do you think this is, Aim B’Yisroel?” I never stepped foot into that

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store again. I wish salespeople would realize that by being nasty they are doing a disservice to themselves. I remember that the shopping survey in The Monsey View, good customer service was a high on the list of priorities, and that was not surprising at all. For me, it is definitely a priority. And of course, there are so many local shops that I frequent and I enjoy to enter because of their helpful and welcoming service. It makes all the difference during a shopping spree! A shopper who frequents stores which are welcoming


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By Esty Weiss

Emotional Freedom Technique – What Is It? This is a long -awaited article for many of my readers. I am constantly asked questions about EFT, including what it is, what it does, and how it can help people. It’s a bit hard to describe on paper, though, so you actually need to experience using EFT to understand the amazing effect it will have on you. Nonetheless, I will do my best to explain it in simple terms. Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, is a psychological acupressure tapping technique that is highly recommended to optimize your emotional and physical health. Although some of you may still question – or at least overlook – the mind and body connection, the truth is that most of you have probably realized that emotional health is an absolutely essential component of your physical health! No matter how devoted you are to a good fat-burning plan and exercise regimen, permanent weight loss is extremely difficult when emotional barriers are in your way. You may experience a surge of excitement when you start a new diet, and you may feel as though you could stay on that diet forever. However, without your emotional health intact, you’ll be left wondering where you lost yourself, and how you managed to fall off the wagon.

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When you swallow a Tylenol, do you need to contact the pharmaceutical company to find out how it works, or will you be happy enough that your headache has subsided?

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The combination of tapping your fingers on different spots and voicing your feelings helps clear the short circuit, or the emotional block – or in plain English, the trapped negative emotions – that you never released, and that are still circulating in your body. EFT helps release those emotions and restores your mind-body balance. Since this technique is so simple – yet so powerful – some of you may have a hard time understanding how it works, and how it can possibly be so effective. A common question I often ask my clients is, “When you swallow a Tylenol, do you need to contact the pharmaceutical company to find out how it works, or will you be happy enough that your headache has subsided?” Or, if their doctor wants to perform a certain test, will that make them want to go to school for years to study how that test works, or will they be satisfied enough by the results of the test? Most clients smile and agree that what they really want and care about is “that it works,” and they don’t need to know the inner workings of it all. By all means, though, if you


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prefer to study and became a certified EFT practitioner, and if you want to learn the “exact science” behind it, that is always an option.

EFT FOR WEIGHT LOSS Emotional Freedom Technique is used for issues ranging from sleep disorders to trauma and depression. For the purpose of this article, though, I will focus on how EFT can help you achieve your permanent weight-loss goals. After all, this is something with which about 95 percent of people are struggling. EFT helps accomplish the following: • It stops intense cravings in their tracks. • It allows you to enjoy all your favorite foods in

small amounts. • It helps you discover how you can eat just one or two cookies, and then “stop!” • It encourages you to realize how fearful you are of certain foods. • You’ll attend the next simcha calmly, without the “what will I do” pressure. • You will feel you have control over food instead of letting the food control you. • It prompts you to feel a sense of inner peace around food. • EFT shows you that there’s simply no need to overeat and soothe your stress with extra food. • It stops your obsession with food right in its track.

• EFT will stop you from binging, as well as compulsive and emotional eating. This is just the tip of the iceberg. To summarize this article in a single sentence, EFT has been proven to have amazing, potent, compelling and dramatic effects. Once you incorporate this technique into your daily routine, your life will never be the same! Still skeptical? I wonder why…? See next week’s article on “Scale Addiction.”

Esty Weiss, CHC, is a certified weight-loss expert and President of WeighSmarter™, a dynamic weight-loss program geared towards orthodox women. She specializes in solutions for lasting weight-loss, using many techniques including, but not limited to, personalized fat-burning food plans, guided imagery, positive affirmations, and EFT. Esty first used these powerful tools to lose over 70 pounds, herself, and since 2006 has used these same tools to help others. She lives in Monsey, NY with her husband and five kids ka”h. For any questions or comments, Esty can be reached at: 845-459-4807 or weighsmarter@gmail.com

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Parshas Vayechi Before each parsha in a Sefer Torah, there is a blank space. Before Parshas Vayechi, however, there is no such space. Commenting on this, Rashi calls Parshas Vayechi a “closed” parsha. He writes, “Why is this parsha completely closed? This is because once Yaakov Avinu died, the eyes and the hearts of Klal Yisrael were closed because of the misery and the bondage for they (the Egyptians) began to subjugate them.” Yaakov Avinu knew that once he would close his eyes, the darkness would descend upon Klal Yisrael. He knew that the years of subjugation in Mitzrayim and in all the galios to follow would then begin. Therefore, he gathered his sons to him to give over his final words and instructions as to how to stay strong during the hard times of galus. What message could Yaakov have given over that would speak to every generation, to help us have the strength to withstand every galus until Moshiach Tzidkeinu? The words he spoke were, “Hakavtzu veshimu b’nei Yaakov, v’shimu el Yisrael avichem.” “Come together and listen, sons of Yaakov, listen to Yisrael, your father.” (Bereishis 49:2) The chassidishe seforim explain that Yaakov Avinu first asked his

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sons to come together, and only then to listen. Achdus comes first. Without achdus, Klal Yisrael would fall apart. Without achdus, there would be no community to save, only scattered individuals.

As we trudge through the darkness of galus, we should keep in the forefront of our minds the first line of Yaakov Avinu’s final message for Klal Yisrael. Stay together. Forgive each other. Live b’achdus. After Yaakov Avinu was niftar, Yosef HaTzaddik’s brothers sent Yosef a message that before their father had died, he issued a command that Yosef should forgive his brothers. The question is, where do we see such a command in anything Yaakov Avinu said to

the brothers? The chassidishe seforim explain that Yaakov’s command that the brothers come together b’achdus implies that they must be willing to forgive each other, because without forgiveness, there can be no achdus. Yosef was the forerunner for the Jewish people into galus Mitzrayim. Yosef himself said that Hashem sent him into Mitzrayim, “l’hachayos am rav.” (Bereishis 50:20) The simple p’shat is that he saved their lives, ostensibly from the famine, but the same words can also be read “to give survival to a great nation.” So Hashem sent Yosef ahead into Mitzrayim so that Am Yisrael should be able to survive in galus. Clearly, Yosef possessed the spiritual attributes necessary to lead the way into galus and lay the foundation for Klal Yisrael to survive there. We see this in the fact that we bless our sons to be like Yosef’s sons Ephraim and Menashe. Yosef raised Ephraim and Menashe in galus in such a way that they were righteous enough to be counted among the shevatim. What spiritual attributes did Yosef possess that were so critical to the survival of Am Yisrael in galus? There are many, such as the ability to remain a tzaddik when alienated from the Torah


Gedolim stories are like a compass. They point you in the right direction. It is written that Hillel obligates even the poor to learn Torah, and Elazar ben Harsom obligates the wealthy. Well, Yosef HaTzaddik obligates us to forgive completely and with a full heart, no matter how deeply we have been betrayed. It may seem out of reach, but we must try. Rav Orlowek says, “Gedolim stories are like a compass. They point you in the right direction.” Even if we struggle to let go of our anger and forgive, we know it is the right direction to follow. Everything Yaakov Avinu spoke to his children - especially when spoken upon his deathbed - is a message for us as well, for we are his children. As we trudge through the darkness of galus, we should keep in the forefront of our minds the first line of Yaakov Avinu’s final message for Klal Yisrael. Stay together. Forgive each other. Live b’achdus.

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THE PARTYGOER As the mother of a large family I find myself busy around the clock, but I’m a very outgoing person and I like to have time to get out and enjoy myself as well. I’m always on the lookout for night outings - especially family simchos. Whenever we have a family get-together I am always the first to arrive and the last to leave. You might even call me a social butterfly; in fact, many people do. Usually, I divide my kids up among my friends and then go on my merry way. When one of my friends has a simcha, she sends her kids to me, and the child-swap babysitting method works well for everyone, every time. Every time - except for once, and for everyone - except for Chaim. One afternoon, I found myself farming out my kids so that I’d be able to attend my niece’s wedding. I wanted to be there for the full thing, and so I planned to have my kids sleep overnight at their hosts’ homes. When it came time to drop 18-month-old Chaim off at his destination, he started throwing a royal tantrum. “I wanna go with Mommy!” he screamed. “Chaim’l, you’ll eat supper nicely, go to sleep, and when you wake up Mommy will take you home,” I tried comforting him, lovingly patting his little cheek, but he wouldn’t give up. Chaim continued to cry and beg, insisting that I shouldn’t leave him behind. But what did he know about priorities? He was after all, only 18 months old. I had a chasunah to get to, and he just had to stay put. I felt bad for him, but all kids his age know how to throw a master temper tantrum, so I figured he’d get over it shortly.

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Leaving Chaim behind in the trustworthy hands of my close friend, I waved bye-bye and headed off to the wedding. Little did I know that it would be my last worry-free simcha. I had a blast at the wedding, and every time I called to check up on Chaim, I was told he was behaving well, so I didn’t worry too much. Okay, I didn’t worry at all. I was used to these late night outings after all. Chaim however, had had enough of it by five in the morning. While everyone else was sleeping quietly, little Chaim awoke. He was a short, confident little man with a big plan of action. Silent-

on this fi n e day; unlike he usually did, and decided that he would daven at the vesikin minyan. When he walked outside he was met by a smiling sun and fresh air, and decided to enjoy it a little longer. He decided to walk to shul. Imagine this man’s surprise when during his early morning walk to shul he just happened to head down a side street and found a little Yiddishe boy being held by a stranger so very

Take a moment and direct your thinking towards Paiken, Collins, West Street and beyond. Yeah. Imagine little Chaim’l out in that area for a 5 AM-walk. ly he made his way to the front door. With nary a thought for safety, he opened it and waltzed out to search for Mommy. Now dear readers, I’d like to take a moment to tell you that my friend doesn’t live on Rita, Calvert, or School Terrace. Neither does she live on Albert, Park, or any other cozy heimishe block… Take a moment and direct your thinking towards Paiken, Collins, West Street and beyond. Yeah. Imagine little Chaim’l out in that area for a 5 AM-walk. Now you can shudder. As Hashgacha Pratis would have it, however, the yeshua was prepared before the makah. While Chaim was beginning his walk, another man was beginning his as well. A man from our shul had also awoken early

different from his own family. The smell of danger was in the air. Little Chaim was heard telling the man in Yiddishe that “Chaim wants to go to Mommy,” but the stranger walked on, not understanding a word. With Help from Above, our dear shul friend reached the man and little boy before they disappeared. He profusely thanked the man for finding his “son,” gently eased the boy away, and with pounding heart, thanked Hashem for disaster averted. With a precious pekeleh in his hands, our friend went and knocked on all the neighborhood doors with a mezuzah, searching for Chaim’s Mommy. At 5 AM no one opened up. Anxious to reunite Chaim with his Mommy, our dear friend


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He was a short, confident little man with a big plan of action. Silently he made his way to the front door. dialed 371-NEED and spoke to a Chaverim dispatcher. Within minutes, a dedicated volunteer arrived and took a by now frantic Chaim home with him to wait for the inevitable call to come in, of frantic parents searching for their missing child. For almost an hour, little Chaim halfheartedly played in the volunteer’s playroom, until finally that call came in. Chaim’s bed had been found empty by my friend’s hysterical husband. In a panic he had awakened his wife, and together they combed the house looking for the little boy. A half hour later they called Chaverim on the verge of tears… Since that fateful day, Chaim refuses to sleep anywhere but in his own bed, and even then, he fights to stay awake if he thinks Mommy might go away, his little eyelids drooping shut as he wills

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them to stay open. It’s very hard for me not to do the child-swap with Chaim anymore. It’s even harder to find a babysitter to come to my house when I must go out, and harder yet is explaining Chaim’s traumatic fear of Mommy going away. It’s also humiliating and uncomfortable to admit that a wedding came before my son’s need for Mommy. It was a hard pill to swallow, but I think I’ve learned my lesson. Kids are not just moveable objects that can be sent to sleep away against their will. Listen to their objections, because their feelings mean so much. Our kids’ feelings and safety must be our first priority. By listening, you just might save a life. Name withheld for privacy

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DUVID’S STORY I came home one night to see Chaya kneeling on the floor, pins protruding from her mouth, fitting Faiga’la’s shimmering navy dress. My teeth clenched with the “do not tell, do not breathe, do not, do not let on,” and my knuckles became the pointy ends of stubby, curled up fingers. “Isn’t it beautiful?” Chaya peered up at me. “Faiga’la will be a queen at Malka’la’s chasunah.” I knew that I could never, ever, tell them the wedding wasn’t happening. That I couldn’t do, no matter how callous and evil I had been to them. No matter how much pain I’d put them through, I could never drop such a death sentence onto my household. At night, when my stomach crunched into itself like well-pummeled dough, I looked around at my family, sleeping serenely. I saw the threat that hung over them, the danger they knew nothing about; all the grief, all the anger and crying and trying, fumbling to soothe each other while recoiling inside from the shock that was to come,

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but hadn’t yet arrived, because I dared not breathe a word. I awoke early every day. Never, in all the time I’ve cried and begged for change, never had I felt the suffocating weight of tragedy like this. This time, it was on me. It was my fault. I understood what Chaya must have felt when Chuna fell. Why had I never soothed her? Why had I never taken responsibility and said, “It was mine. It was all on me. I should have never burdened you like that”? She would have said we were one family. She would have been right, in a sense, but she would have still been soothed. It was too much for one man to carry, the weight of his own deeds. I thought I understood what Gehinnom must feel like. People describe it as seas of fire, or abysmal eradication. Knowing what I did, looking it straight in the face and owning that I did it – I caused it, it was me, no one else — that truth was all the fire, all the throwaway, all the pain that one Gehinnom could hold.

I cried often, and blinked the tears away when anyone saw. Chaya regarded me with a measured look and I got busy. They were tears of distilled agony. They weren’t the sort I’d offer to my Bashefer. I tried davening, but my heart was too full of pus and fire to feel, to open up. On Tuesday, only two weeks before the chasunah was sup-

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ceilinged machsan, I couldn’t take it anymore. It was too much for me to even garner the energy I needed for one air conditioner. “You look terrible these days,” Rachamim said. “Out with it.” I told him. In two sentences, I sketched the entire picture of devastation. Would he save me by just giving me 40 percent of an apartment? “The shadchan,” he said. “You go back to her now.” I continued to stare at the metal bodies stored around the store. “Now,” he said. He nodded his chin to the door. I got up. I wasn’t sure what I would accomplish by admitting this to the full-mouthed Esther Perkowitz. “It’ll all be okay. Everything is okay in the end, no matter how it turns out. Breathe deeply.” I walked out, trekked to the home of Esther Perkowitz. Easy for him to say it’ll be all right, when I stood holding up a load of bricks, and if I moved, they would fall and bury me.

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Esther Perkowitz wasn’t home. When I knocked, she came down from another corner of the chatzer. “Almost the chasunah,” she said conversationally. “Goldreb wants to cancel. I don’t have the 40 percent I promised. But I do have a loan. And Malka’la can pay back. She wants to pay it back; she’s fine. But Goldreb isn’t. He wants out.” “So you pay back the loan.” “I can’t.” “You could. When we know we absolutely must do something, we find a way. We always find a way out of impossible situations. This is a tight situation. I hate to say this to you; it calls for you to grow up, gather your resources, and do it.” She didn’t hate to say it to me. Her lips and nose and even her two eyes were pulled into the center of her face in what had to be the smuggest expression on a human face. My ledgers rolled before my eyes. We could eat less bread. We could light candles only on Shabbos. I’d work more hours, possibly taking two jobs instead of one; especially since I wanted Chaya to have less work. I wanted her to know there is, not that there isn’t, not to have to redirect all of her womanly wisdom into survival. As I stood there, my two feet planted hard next

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to the shadchan’s door, I imagined myself toiling for most of the day and night. And I knew that as hard as I might work, nothing, but nothing, could be harder than facing the devastation I was feeling now. In my mind’s eye, I was feeling light. Hungry, bones aching, but feeling happy, hustling, sweating, doing the right thing. It was preferable, way, way better than wallowing and allowing my family to sink into my mud. I nodded several times. “You’re right.” “I will go to Goldreb right away. If they didn’t yet summon you to the rav, it’s possible they don’t have the guts to call it off either. I’ll be at your house soon.” “Please don’t.” I stopped her. “My wife doesn’t know.” “Oh.” “I’ll wait here,” I said. She hurried off. When she left, I looked around the courtyard with new eyes. The sun was bright, the stones a cool white to the touch. “Bashefer, You were here all along. I couldn’t feel You,

right. Perkowitz bustled back into the main entrance of the courtyard. I knew she was the bearer of news, the way she marched, self-importantly, to the cistern near which I stood. “Not a word to anyone,” Perkowitz started. I nodded. “Goldreb is paying 80 percent. They want to do it, for their son, for your daughter. You are paying 20 percent, and you are paying it up front, before the wedding. Go figure it out. Go find a money tree. But by Thursday next week, a day before the aufruf, the money is here, in my hands.” She shook her head vigorously, as one would when explaining to a toddler about ladders and fire. I nodded too. Then I went back to Rachamim, my heart practically exploding with song. Rachamim said, “You’ll have to borrow,” and even though my heart protested, I had known, promised myself, that I would. I

I went to work, like I do every day. I carried my feet there, but when I entered the low-ceilinged machsan, I couldn’t take it anymore. couldn’t see a way out.” I paced and cried and hoped, since tears are transparent, that none of the families living in the houses all around me saw my relief, my redemption, on my face. “My Creator, my Guardian, You prepare every step of my way.” A lightness, like a deep laugh in my heart, bubbled up inside me. There was no need to even go into the doubt and fear and hysteria anymore, since it was so clear to me, like Rachamim said, that all would be all

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nodded my head. He wasn’t going to rescue me, but his confidence in me, in the world, in the way things go, would allow me to do the difficult but necessary next step. “Yeled,” he said to me, “I see you will never entertain the thought I was sure was front and center in your mind. So I will have to tease it into there myself. Most people work for people like me because they want an apprenticeship. They want to go out on their own. Technology is only

growing, more and more people will want the comfort their neighbors have. Don’t think that electricity is going away. It’s a growing business.” I agreed. “When you’re ready, you should start thinking in the direction of opening your own business. You’re good at it.” As we drove on, I felt the walls around my chest stretching, opening, yielding to the largeness of my heart. I would tell Chaya what happened. She had to know. She might respect me less, but I knew that the miracle that happened didn’t come from pretending, but from facing locked doors truthfully and waiting for them to open. I had never known, as recently as this morning, that the world held so much promise beyond those closed doors. That the reality I was in was only by design. That things could be so much better than I allowed them to be. 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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of the evening were the ‘Yaldei Ateres Tzvi;, the choir by our own dear children coordinated by two talented of our talented Rebbeim: R’ Eliezer Hersh Rosenfeld and R’ Velvel Schmeltzer. The pure voices rose magically and the beautiful stanzas about the Cheder filled the ballroom accompanied by heartfelt solos. The more they sang, the more the audience wanted to hear. A unique and historic memorabilia journal was distributed to all parents and grandparents. In this day and age, such a personal memorandum is rare and

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I hate the extra weight of coats and boots (but appreciate the warmth). I love layering up. I like my coat- except when on an overheated bus! I like the fact that I don’t have to get formally dressed and can cover up with a coat. 4. How do you attach children's winter accessories to their coats?

Good old-fashioned clips I always label everything, so however they are attached, they make their way back home. I sew them on; it is the only way they don't get lost. I am too lazy for a long-term solution, but I have to replace lost hats and gloves periodically. 5. What temperature setting is your heat on during the winter?

Fluctuates according to weather Above 72 degrees Below 70 degrees Different members of the family prefer different temperatures.

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6. Who shovels/plows the snow on your property?

Family Member Management company or the guys who knock in The snow doesn’t get shoveled.

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7. What kind of blankets do you use for the winter?

Authentic down-filled blankets Imitation down comforters blankets Summer quilts Fuzzy Spanish blankets 8. Which food or activity do you associate specifically with winter? (For example, specific meals for cold winter days, winter comfort drinks…)

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Melaveh Malka By Guest Chef Leah Stern

The same scene repeats itself in almost every Jewish home. The possibilities are endless, but‌ what are we actually doing this Motzei Shabbos? Speculate no more. Treat your family to a royal melaveh malka experience befitting the escorting of the Shabbos Hamalka. In the days of yore, before bagel shops and sale events existed, families would gather around their table illuminated by the glow of candlelight and enjoy a melaveh malka meal which featured a freshly prepared food made especially for this occasion. From the variety of our family’s choices, the featured were voted as favorites.

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NOTE: THIS DOUGH WORKS EASILY BY HAND.

2 ¼ c. warm water 1 ½ T. dry yeast 2 T. brown sugar

2 T. sugar 1 T. kosher salt 6 ½ c. flour

Dissolve yeast and sugars in warm water. Allow to proof for 3-4 minutes. Add salt and flour, and knead until soft, elastic dough is formed. Place in a greased bowl, cover and allow to rise in a warm place for 15 minutes. Punch down dough and divide into eighteen pieces. Roll each dough into a 6-inch strand, and fasten ends to form a circle or twist into a pretzel shape. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover, and allow to rise for another 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375. Fill a 6-quart pot halfway with water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and drop four bagels at a time into the water. Cook for 2-3 minutes, remove from pot, and placed on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with desired toppings or use "Everything" challah topping. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Short on time? Quick bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes.

A hands-on family experience SEASO NED CHEF Best Kept Secret: Do you bake challah on Friday and have extra dough? Form desired amount of bagels from your challah dough, and freeze them on a greased baking pan. On Motzei Shabbos, defrost for about 20 minutes and proceed from boiling instructions. This method yields a more airy, yet delicious result.

This simple recipe is a double winner; it provides entertainment for the kids and satisfies their appetite as well, making it ideal for the for long winter Motzei Shabbosos. I prepare the dough while the boys are at Avos Ubonim, and they join for the boiling and baking process. OLD WORLD BAGELS

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CHEESY VEGETABLE BREAD POCKETS

1 medium-sized challah Letcho: 1 large onion 1 large tomato

1 green pepper 1 red pepper 1 zucchini 8 oz. mushrooms, fresh or canned

3 T. oil. 5 eggs 他 c. milk 8 oz. shredded cheese

Chop onion and saute in oil. Meanwhile, chop the rest of the vegetables and add to the frying pan. Cook on medium flame for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Cut off the top crust of challah to form a straight edge. Slice the challah into 他 to 1-inch slices. With a sharp knife, slit into the top of each slice, and move knife back and forth, reaching deeper into the slice to form a pocket. Do not cut through the sides or bottom of the slice. Fill each pocket with letcho. Do not overfill. Whisk together eggs and milk. Soak each filled slice in mixture for approximately one minute. Lay the slices on a greased pan and bake at 375 for ten minutes. Turn over and bake another 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on tops for the last few minutes of baking.

SEASO NED CHEF For a time-saving shortcut, substitute letcho for frozen sauted onions and a can of mushrooms.

Although this recipe requires quite a few steps, it nonetheless yields a foolproof dish, as it does not require any special skill. The extra effort is rewarded with the result of a delectable culinary creation.

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DAIRY MASHED POTATOES

6 large russet potatoes 1 clove garlic

4 T. butter 6 oz. milk

¼ tsp. white pepper 1 T. kosher salt

Peel and quarter potatoes. Place in a 4-quart pot with enough water to almost cover potatoes. Cook for approximately 25 minutes or until very soft. Drain most of the water, leaving about ¾ of an inch at the bottom of the pot. Add rest of the ingredients and mash. Texture will appear watery at first; just keep mashing until a fluffy and soft texture is obtained.

Potatoes are probably the most universal melavah malka fare, due to the fact that they are readily available and easy to prepare. This dish may not be great on the waist, but is definitely tops in taste!

Delight your kids with a personal touch. Squeeze some ketchup into a sandwich bag, cut off the small tip at the corner, and write your child’s name or a message on the plate near the potatoes.

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The submissions that came pouring in for our “WINTER” poetry contest were just too amazing! We couldn’t narrow it down to just three winners, so we present to you a beautiful selection of the poetry we received. Unfortunately many lovely poems couldn’t make it in due to space constraints. Next week, we’re going to try to draw the limit to ten submissions.

Rochie Furman Bais Rochel | Age 8

Trany Schiff Avir Yaakov Skver | Age 6

W inter is so much fun I t is enjoyed by everyone N ow is the time to play or winter will just fly

W I N T E R

away! o make a snowman is really easy, ating chocolate chip cookies with with hot cocoa is so cozy. u ready? Snow days with your family always turn things rosy!

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Chavy S. Age 13

W I N T E R F U N

hite crisp snowflakes falling to the ground ce coated trees on laws all around o need for invitations more o bundle up with layers galore lders slipping, children sledding with glee acing to make the biggest igloo one, two, three. amily time they all know nforgettable sweetness, sipping hot cocoa ow, that was a day! All faces glow

hispers of wonderful snow cicles grow and they glow othing but chilly and cold umbling temperatures hold veryone slides and blunders elishing winter’s wonders

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inter days are so much fun, like to play with the snow a ton ow I will get dressed warm, o go in the snow storm. very afternoon I want to go out and play, un in the snow till the end of the day!

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o put on my coat very day I go in the snow eally I love winter

hen it's cold outside nto our homes we hide, obody is out to be found he white fluffy snow is falling without any sound ar muffs, gloves, hat and a shawleady for the snow to fall?

Rivky Schneebalg Bais Malka Belz | 7th grade

W I N T E R

inter is here, finally at last nto the coats! We will have a blast! ever mind the snow, so white and fluffy, ell everyone around, “No school? So lucky!” verything so nice, frosty, and cold ight every year- brand new, not old!

Mindy Schiff Avir Yaakov Skver | Age 8 1/2

W I N T E R

am very cold ow I want

P.S. BYV | Age 11

Devorah Leah Teitelbaum Age 14 | Bais Malka Belz

W I N T E R

hen I go in the the snow

Shlomtzy Michalowitz Bais Malka Belz | Age 10

W I N T E R

hen winter comes say yay! o more warm days, jump o the cold very day of winter is fun, un out and have fun!


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W I N T E R

inter, Hi, here we come, ce and snow aren’t liked by some, o school and no homework, ons of people their duties they shirk, veryone wants to go out and have fun. un and go sledding in the the bright sun!

Chaya Baily Jacobowitz Satmar | Age 10

W I N T E R

elcome to The View, always love to see you... ever throw you away, owards my heart all day… njoying it for sure,

Open for u m! Po e ts of all ages , send in your lovel y po on any top ems ic and se e them in print!

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M O ice that you have patience, but till whe N he no school day is long awaited by kid S veryone loves the white snow picture-perfect scen E esidents of Monsey: Is everybody read Y? here are you Mr. Snowstor

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eally a pleasure!

e look forward for The Monsey View every week, am so excited to look inside and take a peek, ow I know the news in town and much more, he fun pages are my favorite for sure! specially on a long winter day, eading The View from cover to cover keeps me busy in a fun way!

Yides Braun Avir Yaakov Skver | Age 9

W I N T E R

hy! Winter is here, ’m so excited! o school, yay, yay, yay! o go outside and play, play, play! veryone likes winter days, emember with all the fun- to pick up the best magazine “The Monsey View”!

L.T. Viznitz | Age 13

W I N T E R

inter sets ensconced in white look out my window beholding a magnificent sight. othing beats the awesome wonders of Hashem, we know, he bare trees take on a sparkle while covered with snow. veryone stays in, family is a pleasure. emember to take advantage of winter- our seasonal treasure!

Chana Rivka Tress Age 12 | Bais Rochel

W I N T

inter is a season that’s bitterly cold t’s fun for the kids, but not for the old ever say you hate the snow. here’s a way that Hashem can take it awaywith one blow. E verything Hashem does is for the good, R ather don’t think about the snow and be in a good mood!

Chany Eisenbach Klausenberg | Age 10

W I N T E R

hen all the children go out to play n the snow they ever go in, because they love playing wins, triplets, and all veryone screams, “We love winter!” efuah sheleimah if you get a cold!

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The Election Process By Ruchel Lebovits

NATIONAL CONVENTION As you might have noticed last week, in the Presidential Primaries, each state gets assigned a certain amount of delegates. That means that when you are voting in the primaries you are not voting for the candidate directly but, in fact, voting for a group of delegates whom your state will then send to the National Convention taking place in July of next year. At the convention, the delegates will cast their vote for the candidate of their/your choice. Here is how that works: delegations get selected by the National Party. They are allocated as follows; each of the 50 U.S. states gets 10 delegates, plus three delegates for each congressional district. For Washington, D.C., the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands, fixed numbers of pledged delegates are allocated. Each state and U.S territory will be awarded bonus pledged delegates based on whether it has a Republican Governor, a Republican majority in one or all chambers of its state legislature, and whether it has Republican majorities in its delegation to the U.S. Congress, among other factors. Nearly all states have a binding primary or caucus, in which the results of the election legally bind some or all of the delegates to vote for a particular candidate at the national convention, for a certain number of ballots or until the candidate releases the delegates.

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Some binding primaries are winner-take-all contests, in which all of a state's delegates are required to vote for the same candidate. Other states have a proportional vote where the state's delegation is allocated in proportion to the candidates' win percentage of the popular vote in state’s primary elections. In many of those states that have proportional vote primaries, a candidate must meet a certain threshold in the popular vote to be given delegates. Each delegation also includes "unpledged" delegates, usually current and former elected officeholders and party leaders, who can vote for whomever they want. A candidate must have a majority, not only a plurality, of delegates to secure his party’s nomination. In most recent elections, as the primary elections progressed and state after state cast their votes, the front-runner became clear well before the convention took place, so that there was no doubt who would be the party’s nominee. The conventions ended up being a big celebration of the party’s ticket rather than a selection of a specific nominee. This year, on the Republican side,

On Monday, December 21st Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina announced that he would no longer be seeking his party's nomination for President. “Today, I’m suspending my campaign for president,” Graham said. “I want to thank everyone who has taken this journey with me. You have honored me with your support. I believe we have run a campaign you can be proud of. We put forth bold and practical solutions to real problems.” “...While we have run a campaign that has made a real difference, I have concluded this is not my time.”

because of the large number of candidates still in the race with at least a decent chance of winning primary elections, it is entirely possible that no single candidate will secure a majority and the nominee will actually be chosen at the convention. This scenario is called a brokered convention. Candidates with smaller amounts of delegates will compel them to vote for one of the front-runners, usually in exchange for political favors such as the vice presidency or a cabinet position. This would be an exciting prospect as it hasn’t happened in many years.

This year, on the Republican side, because of the large number of candidates still in the race with at least a decent chance of winning primary elections, it is entirely possible that no single candidate will secure a majority and the nominee will actually be chosen at the convention.


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THE CURSE OF THE FRONTRUNNER

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As Ted Cruz moves ahead in the polls, gaining momentum nationally and, more importantly, inching his way ahead in Iowa, his team might be discovering that being the frontrunner comes with its own set of challenges. During last week’s Republican Presidential debate, Cruz made several gaffes which might have been overlooked had he not been doing well in the polls. In one instance, the moderator asked Senator Cruz which government agencies he would get rid of were he to become president, an important factor for a small government republican candidate, and he named the Department of Commerce twice and

then included both in his tally of the five agencies he’d get rid of. This “misspeak” was quickly picked up by political pundits and discussed repeatedly the following day. In addition, in an exchange with senator Rubio about the collection of metadata on terrorists, Cruz mentioned

intelligence committee in the Senate which deals with the US spying agencies and technologies, quickly cautioned him to be careful as a debate would not be the place to discuss classified information. The next day Senator Burr, who is the vice chairman of said committee, made a statement to reporters saying his staff would look into Cruz’s comments as a possible breach (he dismissed the notion later

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By: Suri Israel

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The Dining Room

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INTRODUCTION The dining room is mostly used for entertaining family and friends, whether it is for Shabbos, Yom tov or parties. It can play a central role in your home and may be one of the rooms seen most often by guests. Make the most of this important space by designing it right and you will enjoy it for years to come.

DINING ROOM TIPS • Proportion is important when configuring a dining room, so if your room is long it should be appropriately wide as well. A good sized dining room can range from 13 to 18 feet wide and from 20 to 34 feet long. If you are limited in footage, you can put your living room or family room next to your dining room with a large opening between the two rooms and “borrow” space when needed. • Since there are times when we have a large number of people in our homes, a wide opening to your dining room will ensure a good flow. A comfortable opening is five feet, but if you can only manage a smaller opening then try to plan a second opening to the room to prevent bottlenecks. If the entrance to your dining room is far from your kitchen you may consider placing a door from the kitchen to the dining room in order to make serving easier. • Don’t underestimate the value of windows in a dining room. Tall windows, which are both elegant and a great source of natural light, have an incredible impact in this all important space, although obviously, you need to leave adequate wall space to accommodate your furniture. • If your living and dining rooms are one large combined space, it would be nice to keep the rooms separate to optimize the independent usage of the rooms. Using a design element in the ceiling, floor, walls or windows to define the two distinct areas is an easy way to give the space the feeling of two separate rooms. • A butler’s pantry is a useful addition to any dining room, serving as a convenient storage area for Shabbos dishes and accessories as well as a handy spot for a washing sink. If you don’t have room for a butler’s pantry and want to have a washing sink, you may want to place it in the corner so that it is less noticeable.

If the above ideas exceed your budget, don't despair. With careful planning and the help of a professional designer many of these suggestions can be adapted in creative ways to make your home a dream come true.

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CHOOSING A FOCAL POINT

CEILING

Creating a focal point on your ceiling can imbue your dining room with a sense of elegance and flair. Consider defining your ceiling with a soffit, tray ceiling, moldings or a cathedral ceiling. Over the table, lighting is a great source to combine style and comfort. By adding a lighted soffit above the table you can provide lighting over the eating area in a fashionable way. A tray ceiling is another way to add height to the room making the room feel more spacious. Create the drama of a raised ceiling by using double sided moldings painted a different color to give the illusion of a virtual ceiling. Paint can also add visual impact to your ceiling and using two different colors can really add a wow factor to the space.

WALLS

Any wall that makes an interesting statement can become a great focal point. Placing a beautiful piece of furniture in the center of an empty wall can set the tone for your room, especially when framed by sconces, chair or a plant on either side. Sconces can also be placed beside an interesting piece of artwork or a mirror to enhance the depth of a wall. Another option is to use moldings, which are an incredibly versatile tool for adding drama to any area. You may use them decoratively and paint them two different colors, giving the room a rich, warm atmosphere.

WINDOWS

The focal point can be created by simply having them. Any wall that has many windows will greatly impact the room and provide natural light to lift the mood. Topping your windows with transoms will give you more light in an impressive way. They take up very little wall space and add a taller look to your walls. Interestingly shaped windows can make the greatest visual impact in your dining room.

Suri Israel is the president of architectural design at HPDesign, located at 5 Edwin Lane in Monsey, NY. She can be reached at 845.371.6802 or at hpdesign@hpdny.com T H E M O N SE Y V I E W /

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By Ruchy Reese They’ve taken the world by storm and brought the battlefield to a whole new playing level. Once a heavily guarded military secret, they are now in the public eye. With much potential yet to be unleashed,

these metal birds are one of the newest crazes in technology. In a rapidly changing world, drones have many up and coming roles. Read on to learn more about these fascinating flying objects.

FAST FACTS • Scared of heights but always wanted to be a pilot? You’ve gotta get a drone! A drone is an aircraft that was designed to fly without a pilot on board. • While in flight, the drone is either guided by GPS or by somebody that probably had a passion for electronic flying toys as a child… Realtime images are sent from cameras outfitted on the UAV directly to the pilot who guides the drone with a remote control. • Quickly on the way to becoming a favored component of warfare, drones are both safer and cheaper to produce than standard warplanes. • Israel is the current leader in drone technology and has sold drone products to more than two dozen countries worldwide. However, the only three countries to have yet engaged armed drones in warfare are the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Israel.

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Out in the boondocks and in need of emergency medical help? If you are in rural Virginia you might get lucky; the first UAV was just approved in the United States to rapidly deliver medical supplies to hard-to-reach areas. Similarly, troops in need of medical help only have to look skyward. The RQ-7 Shadow drone is often sent to drop medication to frontline soldiers in their time of need.

Unfortunately, while drones are catching on worldwide, not everyone has the best intentions in mind. Smugglers have been caught using GPS-controlled drones to illegally ship contraband over the border.

IN HALACHA I don’t know anyone that actually has a drone. Do you? I guess when you get one, ask your local Orthodox Rabbi if there’s anything you should know!

Similarly, drones have been caught clandestinely delivering items to jailed prisoners.

While I’m not sure exactly how a drone will ring your doorbell, I do know that businesses don’t want to be left behind during the drone fever. Major corporations such as the USPS, FedEx, and Amazon have begun experimenting with drones for delivering packages.

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Feature

Chaverim: By: Ruchy Reese

Against All Odds

IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE A TIME WHEN Chaverim didn’t exist. After all, Chaverim is a household name throughout the frum areas of America and Canada - and even across the ocean in far-flung places like Melbourne, Australia. In Eretz Yisroel, there also exists a branch of Chaverim called “Yedidim.” In total, there are around 30 active Chaverim branches worldwide. But believe it or not, Chaverim was almost doomed to non-existence. When the idea for Chaverim first occurred to him, Rabbi Shaya Erps was working as a devoted Rebbe at Yeshiva of Spring Valley, as well as an English Principal at Viznitz Cheder and as a volunteer EMT for Hatzalah. Having grown up in a home tremendously devoted to chesed, helping people was second nature to Rabbi Erps. “We were brought up in way that taught us to always think of someone else,” he tells me, describing how his parents used to send him to an elderly neighbor to take out his garbage on a daily basis. Rabbi Erps jokingly calls his parents “undercover Chaverim members,” due to the innumerable chasodim that they’ve performed throughout the years. His upbringing, which placed emphasis on shouldering his fellow’s burden, trained Rabbi Erps to always be on the lookout for ways to make the life of another human being easier. As a volunteer EMT accustomed to helping people experiencing medical crises, Rabbi Erps noticed that that there were community members who needed the type of helping hand that Hatzalah couldn’t always provide. Specifically, the germ of an idea began when he realized that there were patients not experiencing a medical emergency that nevertheless needed to be carried down a flight of stairs, or lifted for other reasons.

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A multi-week peek inside the world’s first Chaverim branch

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The idea then developed further, taking on a life of its own when Rabbi Erps realized that the same men who could help lift a human being could just as easily help maneuver a car out of snow or change a tire. Rabbi Erps points out to me that in New Square a first-responder chesed organization called Ershta Hilf had been established to provide its immediate community with assistance. In Monsey however, there were no first responder groups outside of Hatzala, and Rabbi Erps envisioned an organization that would unit the many individuals who were already deeply involved with chesed on an individual basis, and transform them into one cohesive unit. Rabbi Erps Sat down and made a list of 50 things that his organization would be able to help callers with. He also determined what type of criteria the volunteers would have to meet. “The qualifications were very simple. No trainings were needed,”


he tells me as he describes the type of people that volunteer for Chaverim. “People only need to have a few qualifications: The ability to be very confidential as they go into people’s houses, they have to have good hands - so that they don’t break more than they fix, and they have to have a good heart. They also have to be good team-players, due to the nature of Chaverim.” Availability is also an important factor (especially during hard-to cover hours) ,and the Chaverim board tries to find applicants who live in areas that would greatly benefit from having more local members. In addition to that, each volunteer must have a daily shiur, and is not allowed unfiltered internet usage. Before officially joining the team, each member must also have the acceptance of his or her spouse. All in all, it’s a well thoughtout and professional organization that has made waves worldwide. At this point in time, the entire Monsey community appreciates that the establishment of Chaverim was a

I asked him how many members he started out with. His desire was to start with a minyan of volunteers, “I tried to get one person, two people, three people - but it went so hard. People were so pessimistic. Everyone said no.” Weeks and then months went by with no progress, and Rabbi Erps was ready to give up, but then he was approached by his friend, coworker, and fellow Hatzalah member Rabbi Avi Frank, who inquired as to how the organization was coming along. That inquiry pushed Rabbi Erps to give it one more shot, and that’s when things re-

very smart move, but it wasn’t always that way. When Rabbi Erps first set out to create the organization, he met dead ends at every turn. “How hard is it to get ten people?” Rabbi Erps quips when

ally took off. “Something changed,” Rabbi Erps says, “Suddenly, every person I asked said ‘Yes!’” He felt that Hashem was teaching him that He alone is in charge, and that despite Rab-

Chaverim Tip: Need help, but don't know where to turn? Call 371-NEED. Chaverim is here for just about everything! bi Erps’ best efforts, nothing would happen until Hashem willed it. Rabbi Erps compared the founding of Chaverim to the building of the Mishkan. Moshe Rabbeinu was commanded to raise massive cedar trunks to form the walls of the Mishkan, but Moshe Rabbeinu said that it’s impossible for a human being to do. However, Hashem willed the trees to

be lifted, and the people were amazed to watch the mammoth trunks take their rightful places. “The walls just stood up by themselves,” he says. “The same thing happened over here.

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When it was up to me - nothing worked. When Hashem wanted it to happen, everything fell into place.” All of a sudden people were asking Rabbi Erps what kind of help they could offer Chaverim. From volunteers to funding, the help came pouring in, and Chaverim was officially on its feet. The esteemed Rabbi Schneebalg shlita, made himself available from the very beginning for round-the-clock shailos brought to him by Chaverim, and has been a tremendous source of guidance to the organization throughout the years. Talented individuals from all aspects of the community began volunteering, using their skills to help their fellows in times of need. Some members possessed know-how in lockpicking, some in tire-changing or other important areas. Cumulatively, these skills were shared and perfected over time, and Chaverim developed an elite team of unpaid volunteers. It took time, but nowadays even the local police have no qualms about calling Chaverim

when an officer finds himself locked out of his car. In the beginning, however, law enforcement was incredibly suspicious of Chaverim, often following members on various calls, believing that no one helps others

of Chaverim, even mocked it until it was actually up and running. Nowadays, everyone appreciates the organization and most people in the community have benefited from Chaverim’s help in one way or another.

We were brought up in way that taught us to always think of someone else. without expecting some sort of compensation. Thankfully, the truth emerged, and a very positive relationship was developed between Chaverim and the local police force, with the two teams often working in tandem to help the community. Rabbi Erps tells me that so many people knocked the idea

Rabbi Erps always tells those he talks to that if someone has a dream, and they’ve received endorsement from daas Torah they should never give up on it. After all, Chaverim began as a dream to help, and now its reality is felt in every corner of Monsey and throughout the entire world.

There’s so much more to say about this vital organization, and we hope you’ll join us in the following weeks as we go in-depth to learn about the inner workings of Chaverim. We’d like to thank Rabbi Erps, and the various Chaverim members interviewed for taking their time to provide us with this wonderful opportunity to learn more about Chaverim.

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Winterizing Your Home by Ann Zeilingold

It is hard to believe that the weather is so warm and it’s almost January. We may be lulled into a false sense of security thinking that old man winter will pass us by this year. (I doubt that). If your home will be empty during the winter months, make sure to either leave the heat on or to winterize your home; otherwise your pipes can freeze. Now let us say, it does get cold, and a home is not heated and the pipes freeze. What is so bad about that? Won’t they just thaw out? And what does the term “pipes freezing” mean? Usually when people speak about freezing pipes, the concern is that the pipes will burst. Surprisingly, freezing pipes don't burst because of ice expanding in place. Instead, it has to do with pressure inside the pipes. When water freezes, its molecules crystalize into an open hexagonal form, which takes up more space than when the molecules are in their liquid form — that is, the water molecules expand as they freeze. As the ice expands, it pushes water toward the closed faucet. This causes an immense amount of water pressure to build between the ice blockage and the faucet — eventually, the pipe ruptures under the pressure, usually at a spot where there's little or no ice. When the pipes burst inside a home a lot of damage can occur. There is water damage, because once the pipes thaw, water will run out of the area that “burst” causing mold and other water-related damages. Additionally, there can be multiple areas in the home with “burst pipes,” and until they are all repaired, the danger of water damage is there. If the heat is turned on, the house will not get heated.. Now let us say this home was for sale. Can one get a

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mortgage on such a house? The answer is possibly yes. If one wants to close on a home, the lender wants to make sure that the home is functioning and that the utilities are working. If there are unrepaired burst pipes, the water and the heat is most likely is turned off. The prospective buyer will want to know the extent of the damage and the mortgage lender will not lend if the utilities are non-functioning and if there is water damage and mold. There is an exception. A rehab mortgage! A lender will lend on such a property with a rehab loan where the repairs to the property include fixing the burst pipes, restoring the utilities and heating system and remediating any mold, if there is any. We closed a mortgage on a foreclosure which had been empty for two years. The home was in a neglected state, but the main problem was burst pipes


and no functioning heating system. We gave them a rehab mortgage and the client closed on a home easily $150,000 under market value. They just completed the repairs and moved in this week. If you wish to purchase or refinance a home that needs some work, minor or major, a rehab mortgage may work for you. But if you own a home, don’t let it fall into needless disrepair by neglect: neglecting to make sure that the pipes don’t freeze. If your home

is for sale, call your realtor to discuss the better option, winterizing the home or leaving the heat on. If you are just going away for the winter, call your plumber to discuss which option makes the most sense for you.

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.

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MATERNITY COAT Black down maternity coat for sale. Brand new, up to date style. Size XS, $60 call/text 845.548.2685

FOR SALE 5 mens orient super white shirts size 17-32/33. Brand new in package. $5 each. Please call: 425-1937

PHOTO PRINTER Brand new canon photo printer for cost price. Call 356-2328

VIOLIN FOR SALE

For Rent HOUSE FOR RENT Chestnut ridge. 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, gorgeous property. 371-2489 .lv. msg

18 BONNIE CT. NEW HEMPSTEAD Spacious 4 bedroom colonial for rent with option to buy available Jan 15. $2650. Call 729-3299

HOUSE FOR RENT Private house for rent near newday and shuls. Please call/ text 709 9091

FLORIDA RENTALS Miami Beach, Carriage Club North. Beautiful 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, pool,ground floor with backyard, Shul & restaurant on premises. 845-274-3175

ORLANDO, FLORIDA Luxury 2-5 bdrm villas with pools starting @ $89 per night. Mechitza avail. 888-INNFORM www.innhouse.com

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

FURNISHED APARTMENT Walk-in. Mint condition. Full kitchen, full bath, Washer/Dryer. Loads of closet space. Prime monsey location. Ideal for single or couple. 845-659-8867

FURNISHED 1 BDRM FOR RENT Beautiful 2 room furnished apt. Ideal for single or chosson/ kallah. Ground level. W/D included. Available immediately. Call (845)664-0250

LOOKING TO RENT! Looking to rent one room with a separate entrance in the Bluefield/Widman area. Please call 845-608-3989

FOR RENT -JOSHUA CT 2 room studio for office with full bath. Call 845-746-1253

4 ROOM - N. COLE Brand new, spacious. Ceramic floors. storage. Asking 2 years advance rent. Offering discount in rent. Please call: 845-200-4459

MAPLE LEAF APT. Beautiful 4 room apartment for rent. Ground floor. Private entrance. 2 bedrooms, Kitchen, Dining Room, Laundry, Parquet floors. Call 845-425-1845

STORAGE SPACE

RABBI PAYSACH KROHN LECTURE CD'S

FOR RENT - WESTSIDE

Garage space available for rent for storage use, 250sf, Near rt West Central and West St, Please Call 845-538-9988

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

Brand new, beautiful 3 bedroom apartment, available for rent on West Side Ave. For information call 347-675-7170

2 car garage space for rent of college rd. 845-641-0785

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THE LOOKING TO RENT Looking to rent a big basement; if you have please call 845-5178608

FINISHED BASEMENT FOR RENT Finished walk out basement for rent, perfect for playgroup or office, full bath and small kitchen great price. 608-5776

OFFICE SPACE 845-425-6565 Ground level-windows. 3,250 sq ft. $6,200.00 utilities extra; RE tax and snow removal included

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OFFICE SPACE 845-425-6565 464 sq $1,100.00 large window; 1592 sq $3,300.00; 608 sq $1,250.00; 538 sq $1,100.00 large window, conference room extra

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

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

CHILDREN’S GOWNS FOR RENT

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Jobs HELP WANTED Local office seeking P/T female secretary, must be experienced in quickbooks and payroll, and strong communication skills. 845422-3940

SEEKING EXPERIENCED SECRETARY Quickbook-A/P & A/R, office operation & schedules and customer service. 845-213-0321

STORE SALES REP JOB OPENING Afternoon and evening hours part time flexible great pay please call 7185986721

JOB OPENING Looking for young men to do computer work; no knowledge necessary; will train. Half hour from monsey. Great pay. 845-2636496

WOMEN DRIVING INSTRUCTOR A local driving school is looking for a mature, and responsible lady to be a driving instructor. please leave us a clear message at 845.371.4444 #204

OFFICE ASSISTANT Candidate should be good at researching information and writing descriptions based on research. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. One (1) year office experience a plus. Located 20 minutes from Monsey. Resumes to Careers@ChurchillLiving.com Great Benefits, including paid Yom Tov! EEO/AA Employer

Frum company located 20 minutes from Monsey, seeks a full time Programmer who will write scripts for internal applications, database functions and queries, procedures, workflows and analyze data trends. Successful candidate will have knowledge of Development, Internet, Spreadsheet and Word Processing Software. Three to five years’ experience in SQL, JavaScript, HTML, CCS andASP. NET. Send Resumes to: careers@ ChurchillLiving.com Great Pay! Great Benefits! EEO/AA Employer

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT A Financial services office in Monsey NY is seeking a full time executive assistant. Responsibilities include scheduling, client relations, etc. Candidate must have excellent verbal & writing skills, mathematics, computer proficiency and ability to multitask. For more information please email your resume to Molanservices@gmail.com

WEB DESIGN POSITION HTML and CSS knowledge required JS & Photoshop a plus, Must be trustworthy, creative and open to new technology. Send your resume or reply at join@evelt.com - Work at home or in our office.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

SEEKING MASHGIACH

Frum company located 20 minutes from Monsey, seeks a full time responsible individual to work as an Executive Assistant in a fast paced company. Must be organized, accurate in bookkeeping, have strong communication and project management skills. 1 year bookkeeping & 3 years work experience required. Great pay! Great benefits! EEO/AA Employer Resumes to: careers@ churchillcorp.com

Masgiach for kashrus in food plan as needed. Hours are from 5:45 am -2:00pm. Must have own transportation-on the books job . aweinmaster@aol.com

HELP WANTED

ONLINE MARKETING CAREER

Online business in Monsey seeking a responsible, detail oriented person for office work including research, listings and describing items. Call (845)8003573

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.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY Female certified lifeguards for Monsey Health Club. Women's only swim sessions - flexible hours. Call Zahava 845-422-0665 SEEKING SPEECH THERAPIST

Hamaspik of Orange County is looking to hire a speech therapist please email resume to klar@ hamaspikorange.org

SEEKING PHOTO EDITOR Looking for cheap but competent photo editor. 845-642-0572


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BABYSITTER WANTED

Local health care office seeks candidate for registrar position. Superb customer service skills, attention to detail, multi tasker extraordinaire. Medical office experience a plus. Multi lingual ability a plus. Submit resumes to dradzik@cmadc.com

Looking for babysitter in my house for 2 children + light housework, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 12:30-3. Please call 845-213-5620 & leave a msg

JOB OPPORTUNITY Seeking F/T employee. Job includes heavy communication with clients, processing payroll, and HR functions. resume: sperlman@commhealthcare.com or 845-738-1308

PROGRAMMER Frum company located in Lakewood, NJ, seeks a Computer Programmer. Hours are 9am3pm. Successful candidate needs to be proficient in SQL, JavaScript, HTML, CCS and ASP. NET. Three years’ experience required. Great Pay! Great Benefits! Flexible Hours! Send Resumes to: careers@ ChurchillLiving.com EEO/AA Employer

MOHEL MUSMACH

Seeking babysitter in my home Mon-Thu approximately 9:002:30. please call 347-645-8512

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

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT A Financial services office in Monsey NY is seeking a full time female executive assistant. Responsibilities include scheduling, client relations, etc. Candidate must have excellent verbal & writing skills, mathematics, computer proficiency and ability to multi-task. For more information please email your resume to Molanservices@gmail.com

Services HEIMISHE VOICE LESSONS 845-377-3389

Rayim Girls Respite looking for a worker for an adorable 7 year old girl with special needs twice a week 3:30-5:30. Please call 579-5442

POEMS Want to express your words with a poetic flair? Call Rivky 845-248-6340

JOB OPPORTUNITY

ORGANIZE NOW!

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 845-503-1236

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

DAYCARE TEACHER POSITION

Make a statement with a professionally written material. Call today. Copywritetk@gmail. com 845-377-5503

HELP WANTED Looking for a part-time assistant for a licensed day care, servicing infants and pre-schoolers. Please call 845-352-1016

PLAYGROUP ASSISTANT playgroup looking for an assistant from Jan 21 - Feb 1 845-213-9365

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

BABYSITTER WANTED

RESPITE WORKER

Assistant teacher for Legal Daycare. Morning or Afternoon. Warm, experienced. Call 845323-2644 for details

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

WRITING SERVICE

WRITING AND EDITING Professional writing and editing services. Brochures, articles, resumes, web content, personal projects. Call 845 290 9633 or email tgestetner@gmail.com

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

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 862505-9546

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

ALTERATIONS!!! Hems and mending bluefield area 845-352-7201

SEAMSTRESS FOR BASIC ALTERATIONS 845-428-0117- if no answer, please leave message

PROFESSIONAL SEAMSTRESS Professional seamstress available for all your alterations and mending needs. Please call 845613-3487

ELECTRICIAN Experienced and reliable electrician available for all your electrical needs. Neat work, reasonable prices- 659-0288

LADY DRIVER W/ MINI VAN Fast and friendly service, local and long distance. Call Chavi: (845)659-8207

A WOMEN'S COOPERATIVE Local and long Distance. ON TIME, EXCELLENT SERVICE. 845-480-2115

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THE FEMALE DRIVER

CLOSETS

MINK CAPES

Frum female driver 24 hrs. Local & long distance .. Call Rachel @646-322-7224

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

Luxurious Mink Capes to Rent for all occasions. Suitable for: Mother, Sister, Grandmother-ofthe-Bride,Selection of colors, Call: 845-596-1110

GIFTWRAP WITH STYLE

GIVING A SPECIAL GIFT?

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

Wrap It!! Expert Gift Presentation for all Occasions. 845-290-1405

SILK SCARVES

"Custom personalized Hostess Packages, Gifts and Party Favors P: 347-415-5145 E: hostitny@ gmail.com I: @hostitny"

WE SPECIALIZE IN LOW VOLTAGE We do Networking, Security cameras, Access control systems, Locks, Buzzers and Central Vacuums, reference available 845 323 5489

EZCD – PERFECT MIXING STUDIO CD Duplication, Audio & Video Editing, Call: 845-521-8335 Email: ezcdcopycenter@gmail.com

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SERVICES

I MAKE IT - YOU BAKE IT Rivky's Famous Challah Dough Custom made to your taste, diet and schedule. Last minute orders accepted 845-369-3755

HAFROSHAS CHALLAH OPPORTUNITY 5 or 10 lbs. fresh, custom made challah dough. Always perfect texture. YOSHON, LAST MINUTE ORDERS ACCEPTED. 845-538-9332 challahdough@ gmail.com

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

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

WHOLESALE FISH TO THE PUBLIC Restaurants, Caterers, Schools, Private...By CASE ONLY! FREE Delivery SALMON-TILAPIATUNA, Hashgucha Volove Rav Salmon Fillet $5.95 lb. 347-2755408

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

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Exclusively for mother & sisters of the bride. Printed, Couture, Custom casual collection starting at $250. By: Pery Teitelbaum 659-4338

HYPOALLERGENIC INFANT FORMULA Ellecare 0-12 Months Infant Formula (powder) for sale, $20 a can. Exp June 2017. Please call 347-362-2993

DAIRY MATERNA We now have dairy materna stage 1 & 2 pls call 845 371 2459

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

ACCESSORIES WITH FLAIR Hairbands! Babybands! Clips! Bowties! Headwarmers! Hats! & more. Everything between $3-$10 Union/bluefield area. Call or text 8455707615

HOSTESS PACKAGES

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

VELOUR STRETCHIES Sizes 0-3 & 3-6 months; 1 for $18, 2 for $30; ($30 value) Call 845426-1291

QTEE WINTER BUNTING CLEARANCE SALE! Keep your baby warm for less!! 40% off on all qtee buntings and carriage liners 2 weeks only. free delivery 845-521-6025

PIC IT PHOTOBOOKS 845.352.3013 picitusa@gmail.com

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

CHANDO DIFFUSERS

SPEAKER RENTAL

Upscale and appreciated gift. 25% off. Candy Wrapper 445-8288

Speakers available for rent for amazing prices. For more info please call (845)578-5657 and leave a message

CANDY WRAPPER Cocobliss the original fine Belgium praline and other fine chocolates. Candy Wrapper(845) 445-8288/(845)362-0283

GIFT WRAPPING Have your gift exquisitely arranged. Call the experts. Candy Wrapper (845)445-8288 We also carry a full line of FavorBoxes, Ribbon, Flowers, and Embellishments

‘HAIR’ FOR YOU Hair accessories at discounted prices. Haircuts $10 styles $25 wash & sets $25. Gitty Myski 4250346 lv. msg.

SHAKLEE Selling opened shaklee vitamins and other high vitamins and supplements at low prices. All fresh. 862-505-9546


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MOST EXCLUSIVE BABY PRESENT

NEED CHAVRUSAH OR TUTOR?

Magnificent latest fashion Sach Birchan sweater sets with matching bonnet. Great introductory price. Call any time: 352-8456

Young kollel man with experience available to learn as a chavrusah or as a tutor. Aaron Flohr: 845-587-348

ATTENTION COIN COLLECTORS Coins For Sale All Types. American, Foreign, Silver, Non-Silver, Old, New... Call (347) 822-4018

SHAKLEE Sick&tired of colds &viruses? Here’s your solution!!! Magic vitalized immunity helps for all b”h. Special on vita-c. Free delivery call/text 845 213-8016

SHAITELS Beautiful tznius human hair shaitels! According to Rav Falk's guidelines. 700 Dollars! 862505-9546

HEADS UP Beautiful selection of shawls, gloves, turbans, bandanas, snoods and capes. Now $5.00 off on turbans with sequins. 845-6081547

LEGAL DAYCARE GRAND OPENING! Accepting 2 yr olds January. Open 9-5. Morah Shaina Keren 845-323-2644

DAYCARE FOR WORKING MOMS! Registration for September 2016. Open 9-5 Legal Daycare, licensed teachers, curriculum. Morah Shaina 845-323-2644

BABYSITTER Leave your child with a caring and attentive babysitter. Saddle River Road and Airmont area. 426-3283

BABYSITTER Babysitter available for overnight and long-term. Also drop-ins, evenings and Sundays. Adar/ West Central area. Please call 845-659-1265

CHAVRUSAH

BABYSITTER NEAR VILCHOVITZ

Exp. Yungerman has nights available to learn with you:any Miktzoah . 845-659-4213

Experience night babysitter available near vilchovitz hall call P. Galandauer 356-2328

SLINGERLAND/KRIAH Is your child struggling to read/ write English/Yiddish? B"H we can help. Limited Slots available. Reasonable. Yocheved 425-8551

KRIAH TUTOR Kriah limuday kodesh in every dialect expert tutor hatzlocha guaranteed. Ref. Are available please call mornings or evenings 425-3142

NEW IN MONSEY FOR AUTISM (AGE 8-18) Experienced, chasiddishe yungerman professionally trained in Son-rise program. Proven method that helps autistic children connect with the world around them. Great references. 845-352-6454

BABYSITTER AVAILABLE A warm experienced babysitter available in Calvert Drive area. Late and early hours available. For more info: 845-738- 1799

DO YOU HAVE A CHASUNA IN ATERES CHARNA?

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT Att. Ladies and girls! Hair and shaitel courses @ $30/hr. Call Gitty Myski 425-0346 lv. msg

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

GUITAR LESSONS Experienced female frum instructor will teach you how to play in ten lessons. Years of enjoyment guaranteed! 347-4555320

MUSIC LESSONS Beginner electronic music production lessons for men and boys. Learn studio and audio processing basics.Call: 973 494 2921, or email beatsandstuff6@ gmail.com for more info

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

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

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

YOUR HAIR & WIG CARE Haircuts, blows & chasunah styling, wash & sets - quick service. Suzanne area please call 356-1939

STYLES 'N' STYLE

Leave your baby with an experienced babysitter right next to the hall. B Blum 845-304-7987

Have your hair professionally done for any occasion! Call now for our special starting rate B.U. Smilowitz 578-1939

DRUM LESSONS BY SHMUEL KLAVER

HAIRCUTS BY MINDY

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

Beautiful sharp haircuts on Decatur. Call Mindy 3714630

CLASSIC CUTS Cuts $10, Styling $15, 845.521.9717 Conveniently located on Blauvelt Rd

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THE HAIR CARE

DEVORA’S HAIR DESIGN

REFLEXOLOGY

Professional hair cuts, wedding styling, and wash & sets by Toby. ​ Francis area.​Great rates call 845.213.0378

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

BG HAIR&WIGS

NOW LOCATED IN FORSHAY!

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

Be a part of our many happy customers: haircuts $10, wash&sets $20-25, styling $20, call 354-2539, Phyllis/ashel area

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

JOBS

BASHIE BRODY **HairDesign* *MakeupArtistry for Kallah & Family*Haircuts*cou rses*845.426.4632*845.538.7603

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SERVICES

BE YOUR OWN DOPPELGÄNGER! Get a whole new look for a great price! Follow on Instagram @doppelgangerwigs and facebook www.facebook.com/ doppelgangerwig

EAR PIERCING Wide selection in the latest styles. Exp in getting it in that perfect spot. Call 371-2325

ARBONNE PRODUCTS BEST PRICES For all your Arbonne skincaremake up-baby care, please call 425-2772

PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST No occasion is too small to look beautiful. For an appointment call or text 845-659-1387 Aviva

CERTIFIED MAKEUP ARTIST Makeup by Esther. For any occasion. Only $30 per face!! 845642-2370

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By certified makeup artist. We also sell all Careline beauty and skincare products. Blauvelt/Cedar area. Raizy Gefner. 845-425-0784

BRINGING BEAUTY TO YOU! HOUSE CALLS BY HINDY Waxing-Makeup-Hair-Wigs. Ask about the waxing club card. 917589-6350

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CARELINE Rated #1 long lasting. Special discount for kallahs. For apt. please call Y. Margaretten 3621823. Free delivery!

REFLEXOLOGY ‫באנייט אייך פיזיש און גייסטיש דורך א היימישע‬ ‫ גרייט אריבערצוגיין באהאנדלען‬.‫אינגערמאן‬ .‫ גוטע פרייזן‬.‫ישראל אין שווערע מצבים‬-‫חולי‬ 845.521.5378

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FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Miracle Blossoms Doula and Postpartum ServicesChana Bracha Abramson CD(DONA) 845-213-5525

Woman's organization looking for a talented women to lead fundraising campaign. Call 8455871649

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES

MOTHERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

Ongoing support group in Monsey for mothers of kids-atrisk. Special guest speaker this Sun Dec 27 11:00 am. For info call or txt Malkie 973-494-2921

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

HEALTH AWARENESS Are you suffering with constipation? Stop suffering! Details Mrs. F. Katz 845-570-3565

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

MASSAGE THERAPIST Frum massage therapist available for evening appointments. My home or yours. Women only. 848-202-4980

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

TELECONFERENCE CHAYA REICH "Relinquishing Control,Gaining Closeness" Dec. 31st 9-11 pm 845 304 3231 $20

RIDE TO AND FROM MONROE Seeking a ride to Monroe and back Mon-Thu for pay. Leaving Monsey approximately 8:30 AM. Leaving Monroe 2:00 PM. 347645-8512

SEGULA Segula horn for easy and smoother labor and delivery. Tzedakah. Kushner 845-356-5035

PARTY PLANNING

MASSAGE/FOOT REFLEXOLOGY

Party Planning for every budget and style. Gorgeous setup, topquality vendors, brand-new equipment, great service! Call or text: (845) 274-4799 References and photos available

30 minutes for 25 dollars. Spring Valley area. Very relaxing, cleanses and eases tension. 347379-0793

One man band and singer by Chaim benatar 845 659 0222

In the comfort of your own home. Pre-natal, Medical, Swedish & Deep tissue massage. Call/txt 845 694 9204

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SHIURIM

FOUND

Parking for truck & vans on Grove St. Call 845-746-1253

Build a better marriage. Shalom Bayis Teleconferences by Mrs. Chaya Reich(845) 422-7956

Found a pencil case with pencils Thursday Parshas Vayeitzei on Horto. Please call 845-426-7981

MRS. MALKA TOUGER

5-MINUTE SHIUR

Join us for Mrs. Malka Touger's series on kedushas habayis – "Behind Closed Doors" Jan 11th & Jan 12th 8:00 p.m. 917-482-1404

‫]מיניטיגע חיזוק שיעוריםחיים שיש‬5[‫טעגליכע‬ ‫ מעשיות‬,‫ תשובות‬, ‫ שאלות‬718.362.8846.....‫בהם‬ ‫און עצו עצה ותושי' איבער חינוך והנהגת הבית‬

WOMEN & GIRLS!

Gemachim

Rabbi N. Gurary “Nisyonos; Why, for Heaven’s Sake?” Wednesday -12/30/15 – 8:45PM @ 51 Park Lane – 425-2433 $10.00 (May be Maaser)

LOOKING TO BUY Looking to buy set of bed Ruffles 48" in good condition for good price or Leshem Mitzvah. Please call 425-4729 if no answer leave message

‫גמ''ח זכרון אלימלך‬ ‫חמש סלעים לפדיון הבן לע"נ אלימלך‬ ‫בן חיים ישראל‬ (347) 822-4018

Lost & Found 12/16/2015 I lost a two tone ladies earring. 352-8456

AMI MAGAZINES Free pickup Ami Magazines approx 2 years worth most are not even opened, please call 8456591364 to arrange pickup ellish area

FREE GIVEAWAY Almost new gently used mens bend-up Ferster hat size 54. Please call 845-425-9210

Gorgeous six door china closet great condition. seforim. summer blankets. call 274 3577

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Gebenchta Esrog jelly, Segula for refuah and easy labor. Tzedakah. Kushner 845-356-5035

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Hilchos Shabbos by Reb. Sh. Weissmandl Wednesdays 11:0012:00. (No shiur on Chanuka) Barchorin – 8 Jeffrey Place $7.00

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‫איז פול און עס איז פאראן א גרויסער עולם‪ ,‬וואס‬ ‫קומט מיטדאווענען אין באניער בית‪-‬המדרש‪ .‬נאכן‬ ‫דאווענען זינגט דער רבי דעם באקאנטן נאדבורנער‬ ‫שלום‪-‬עליכם‪ ,‬אינאיינעם מיטן עולם‪ ,‬דער קדושת‬ ‫שבת שפירט זיך אין די לופטן‪.‬‬ ‫שבת אינדערפרי איז שוין דער רבי אויף פון פינף‬ ‫אזייגער פארטאגס‪ .‬אזוי ווי עס איז איינגעפירט‬ ‫בחצרות טאהש‪ ,‬זאגט דער רבי אויס גאנץ תהילים‬ ‫פארן דאווענען‪ ,‬דערנאך לערנט ער זיינע שיעורים‬ ‫בהתמדת התורה‪ .‬בכלל פירט זיך דער רבי‪ ,‬אז אין די‬ ‫טעג פון אלול ביז שמחת תורה‪ ,‬זאגט דער רבי יעדן‬ ‫טאג אויס תהילים פארן דאווענען‪ ,‬כמו שקיבל אצל‬ ‫כ"ק מרן אדמו"ר הרה"ק מטאהש זצוקללה"ה‪.‬‬ ‫אין די ווינטער שבתים שטעלט מען זיך‬ ‫דאווענען ניין‪-‬דרייסיג‪ .‬מען דאוונט קודם פסוקי‬ ‫דזמרא און שפעטער דערנאך שוכן עד‪ .‬צו קריאת‬ ‫התורה שטעלט זיך דער רבי ביים באלעמער‪ ,‬דער‬ ‫רבי שליט"א איז א מומחה אין קריאת‪-‬התורה‬ ‫און לאזט נישט אויס קיין איין טראפ ביים ליינען‪.‬‬ ‫נאכן דאווענען ווערט צוגעשטעלט וועכנטליך א‬ ‫גרויסארטיגע קידוש מיט כל טוב וטב פארן ציבור‪.‬‬ ‫מזמן לזמן זאגט דער רבי א ווארט אדער א מעשה‪,‬‬ ‫בשעת'ן קידוש‪.‬‬ ‫נאכמיטאג קומט מען זיך צוזאמען אויף‬ ‫שלש‪-‬סעודות‪ ,‬וואו מען זינגט די ניגונים מיט א‬ ‫ווארעמקייט און מען הערט דברי תורה פונעם רבי'ן‬ ‫שליט"א בטוב טעם ודעת‪.‬‬ ‫נאך מעריב פון מוצאי‪-‬שבת‪ ,‬זאגט מען‬ ‫אינאיינעם ויתן לך‪ .‬דער רבי שליט"א זאגט כסדר‬ ‫אז 'ויתן לך' איז בגמטריא 'מעות'‪ ,‬מרמז צו זיין אז‬ ‫זאגן ויתן לך בכוונה איז א סגולה אויף געלט‪.‬‬ ‫דער בית‪-‬המדרש איז אויך אפן אין די תענתים‪,‬‬ ‫אויף מנחה וקריאת ויחל‪ ,‬ווי אויך שפעטער אויף‬ ‫מעריב‪ .‬אויך אין די חול‪-‬המועד טעג זענען די‬ ‫טויערן פון בית‪-‬המדרש אפן לכל דורש ומבקש‪.‬‬ ‫עס דארף ארויסגעברענגט ווערן‪ ,‬צווישן די‬ ‫חשובי מתפללי בית‪-‬המדרש‪ ,‬הרה"ח ר' בנימין‬ ‫יצחק טויב שליט"א‪ ,‬וועלכער גיבט א שטארקער‬ ‫דמות פארן בית‪-‬המדרש און זיין אנוועזנהייט אויפן‬ ‫ארט איז שטארק מחזק דעם מקום קדוש‪ .‬ווי אויך‬ ‫דארף מען דערמאנען לטובה‪ ,‬הרה"ח ר' הערשל‬ ‫שענוואלד שליט"א‪ ,‬מלפנים גבאי אצל הרה"ק‬ ‫מריבניץ זצוק"ל‪ .‬עס איז א כבוד און א זכיה זיך‬ ‫צו געפינען אונטער איין דאך מיט אזעלכע חסידי‬ ‫קדמאה ואנשי מעשה‪.‬‬

‫ימים טובים אין הויף‬ ‫אז עס קומט די ימים נוראים‪ ,‬דאן ווערט דער‬ ‫צורה פונעם הויף געטוישט מקצה אל הקצה‪.‬‬ ‫ראש‪-‬השנה ביינאכט צו לשנה‪-‬טובה‪ ,‬קומט צו גיין‬ ‫א גרויסער ציבור אידן וועלכע קומען זיך וואונטשן‬ ‫ביים רבי'ן אויף א גוט געבענשט יאר‪ .‬כבקרת רועה‬ ‫עדרו‪ ,‬גייען דורך אידן איינע נאך די אנדערע‪ ,‬ווען‬ ‫צווישן זיי זעט זיך אן רבנים מפורסמים ואנשי שם‪,‬‬ ‫וועלכע קומען זיך אנוואונטשן ביים רבי'ן‪.‬‬ ‫אויך צו די יום‪-‬כיפור'דיגע נעילה איז פאראן‬ ‫א גרויסער ציבור אידן‪ ,‬וואס פילן אן דעם בית‪-‬‬ ‫המדרש‪ .‬דער שוהל איז געפאקט מיט מתפללים‬

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‫גבאי‪ :‬מו"ה ר' אהרן שווארץ הי"ו‬ ‫זיץ פלעצער‪40 :‬‬ ‫און דער רבי שליט"א איז שופך ליבו כמים‬ ‫לפני קונו‪ ,‬דאווענענדיג פארן עמוד מיט א רגש‬ ‫דקדושה‪ ,‬אויס'פועל'נדיג פארן גאנצן ציבור א גוט‬ ‫געבענטשט יאר‪.‬‬ ‫דעם ערשטן נאכט סוכות‪ ,‬ווען עס געפאלט‬ ‫אויס דער יארצייט פון הרה"ק רבי מרדכי‬ ‫מנאדבורנא זצוק"ל‪ ,‬דאן איז פאראן א גרויסער‬ ‫סעודה‪ ,‬אינאיינעם מיט א שמחת בית השואבה‪,‬‬ ‫לכל מאן דבעי‪.‬‬ ‫הושענא רבה איז אויך א גרויסער עסק אין‬ ‫באניער הויף‪ .‬שוין פון ביינאכט דערקענט זיך א‬ ‫גרויסער עולם ביי משנה תורה און אויך בייטאג‪,‬‬ ‫ביי די הושענות‪ ,‬איז פאראן א שיינער ציבור אידן‪.‬‬ ‫א קבלה איז פאראן צווישן די מתפללים‪ ,‬אז ביי‬ ‫די הושענות איז די צייט געהאלפן צו ווערן מיט‬ ‫שידוכים‪ .‬פילצאליגע מעשיות זענען שוין געווען‪,‬‬ ‫וואו אידן האבן געזען עין בעין אז מיטהאלטן די‬ ‫הושענות ברענגט שידוכים‪.‬‬ ‫שמחת תורה לייגט דער רבי שליט"א אראפ‬ ‫אן עבודה מיט די הקפות‪ .‬דער רבי שליט"א מאכט‬ ‫נענועים מיט דער ספר תורה‪ ,‬כמנהג צדיקי קדם‪.‬‬ ‫נישט לאנג צוריק איז געווען אן אלטע אידענע‪,‬‬ ‫וועלכע האט זוכה געווען מיטצוהאלטן די‬ ‫נענועים מיט די תורה פון כ"ק מרן אדמו"ר הרה"ק‬ ‫מסאטמאר זיע"א‪ ,‬און זי איז פונקט געווען אויף‬ ‫יום‪-‬טוב אין מאנסי‪ ,‬איינשטייענדיג אין שכנות פון‬ ‫בית‪-‬המדרש‪ .‬ווען זי האט געזען שמחת‪-‬תורה די‬ ‫נענועים פונעם רבי'ן שליט"א‪ ,‬האט זי זיך אנגערופן‬ ‫אז זינט דעם סאטמאר רב זיעועכי"א‪ ,‬האט זי‬ ‫נאכנישט געזען איינער וואס זאל אראפלייגן אזא‬ ‫שטארקע נענועים ווי דער רבי שליט"א‪.‬‬ ‫עס איז אזא מנהג אין באניער הויף‪ ,‬אז אום‬ ‫חנוכה צינדט דער רבי איין חנוכה ליכטל ברבים‪,‬‬ ‫פארן ציבור וואס ווילן מיטהאלטן די עבודת‪-‬‬ ‫הקודש ביים רבי'ן‪.‬‬ ‫אום פורים ליינט דער רבי די מגילה‪ .‬מיט זיין‬ ‫מומחה'שאפט אין קריאת‪-‬התורה‪ ,‬לייגט ער אראפ‬ ‫א פייערדיגע מגילה ליינען‪ .‬דורכ'ן טאג קומען אריין‬ ‫פיל אידן צום רבי'ן אין שטוב מיטהאלטן מיטן סדר‬ ‫היום ביים רבי'ן‪.‬‬ ‫שביעי של פסח קומט מען זיך צוזאמען אין‬ ‫בית‪-‬המדרש‪ .‬מען זינגט ניגונים און מען הערט‬ ‫דברי תורה‪ .‬דער רבי שליט"א טיילט דעמאלס ביזת‬ ‫הים‪ ,‬מצה‪ ,‬וואס איז מסוגל אויף פרנסה בכבוד‪.‬‬ ‫אויך פסח שני פירט דער רבי א טיש‪ ,‬א סדר‬ ‫נאכט‪ ,‬כמנהג בית נאדבורנא‪.‬‬ ‫אום שבועות הערשט א העכערקייט אינעם‬ ‫באניער הויף‪ .‬דאס גאנצע דאווענען גייט צו מיט‬ ‫א געהויבנקייט‪ .‬ווער רעדט נאך ווען עס קומט‬ ‫צו די אקדמות און די עשרת‪-‬הדיברות‪ ,‬וואס דער‬

‫רבי זאגט פאר‪ ,‬דאן שפירט מען די הארץ און ברען‬ ‫וואס ליגט אין די ווערטער‪ .‬עס זענען פאראן אידן‬ ‫וואס קומען צו גיין בלויז נאר צו הערן דעם רבי'ן‬ ‫אראפלייגן דעם אקדמות און קריאת התורה בעצם‬ ‫יום השבועות‪.‬‬

‫מקום אשר ישועות בו מקיפות‬ ‫עס איז איבעריג צו זאגן‪ ,‬וואספארא זכיה‬ ‫און כבוד תושבי מאנסי פארמאגן‪ ,‬אז ביי אונז אין‬ ‫שטאט האלט זיך אויף א נאדבורנער אייניקל‪,‬‬ ‫וועלכער פירט אן מיט זיין אייגענעם הויף און חצר‪.‬‬ ‫ווער רעדט נאך אז די רעדע איז פון אן אייניקל פון‬ ‫הרה"ק רבי צבי יהודא מסטרעטין זצוק"ל‪ ,‬וועלכער‬ ‫האט צוגעזאגט אז ווער עס וועט העלפן זיינע‬ ‫אייניקלעך‪ ,‬ביז צען דורות‪ ,‬וועט ער לויפן אין אלע‬ ‫עולמות זיי א טובה צו טון בזה ובבא‪.‬‬ ‫פאראן פיל אידן‪ ,‬וועלכע זוכן מיט ליכט א‬ ‫סטרעטענער אייניקל‪ ,‬זיי צו מהנה זיין און א טובה‬ ‫צו טון‪ .‬מיר האבן ביי אונז אין שטאט אזא מקום‬ ‫קדוש‪ ,‬וואס א תפילה אין דעם בית‪-‬המדרש איז‬ ‫זיכער א הנאה פון א נכד ונצר לבית סטרעטין‪ .‬די‬ ‫הבטחה פון דעם צדיק וקדוש וועט נישט גיין ליידיג‬ ‫און עס וועט זיכער עושה פירות זיין פאר די דאזיגע‬ ‫וואס קומען פוקד זיין דעם ארט‪.‬‬ ‫מען דארף נישט ברענגען צופיל ראיות דערויף‪.‬‬ ‫פיל אידן האבן שוין געזען אפענע ישועות דורכדעם‬ ‫וואס זיי זענען געקומען דאווענען אין באניער‬ ‫בית‪-‬המדרש‪ .‬אמאל איז געווען א מצב אין בית‪-‬‬ ‫המדרש‪ ,‬אז מען האט געדארפט האבן געלט פאר‬ ‫די עלעקטעריק פון בית‪-‬המדרש צו באצאלן‪ ,‬האט‬ ‫זיך דער רבי שליט"א דאן געוואנדן צו א איד‪ ,‬וואס‬ ‫האט זיך געמוטשעט מיט שידוכים פאר די קינדער‪,‬‬ ‫זאגנדיג‪" :‬דו מאך מיר ליכטיג‪ ,‬דאן וועל איך דיר‬ ‫ליכטיג מאכן‪ "...‬עס האט נישט גענומען לאנג און‬

‫א שבת'דיגער דאווענען‬ ‫האט אין זיך אלע טעמים‬ ‫יענער האט געטון שידוכים מיט אלע זיינע קינדער‬ ‫וואס זענען געווען אין די יארן‪.‬‬ ‫אזעלכע מעשיות דרייען זיך אונטערן טיש‪,‬‬ ‫מען קען דאס זען כסדר ווי אזוי אידן וואס דארפן‬ ‫ישועות קומען אריבער דאווענען א תפילה אין‬ ‫באניע‪ ,‬און ווערן געהאלפן בכל משאלות ליבם‬ ‫לטובה‪.‬‬ ‫דער ארט שיינט צו זיין א מקום אשר ישועות בו‬ ‫מקיפות‪ ,‬א וויכטיגער ארט פאר תושבי מאנסי‪ ,‬צו‬ ‫געהאלפן ווערן בכל משאלות ליבם לטובה ולברכה‬ ‫אמן סלה‪.‬‬ ‫‪/ T HE MO NS E Y V IE W‬‬

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‫בית‪-‬המדרש בית מרדכי‬ ‫דער באניער בית‪-‬המדרש‬ ‫די וואך וועלן מיר באשרייבן א מערקוועדיגער‬ ‫בית‪-‬המדרש וואס געפינט זיך ביי אונז אין שטאט‪,‬‬ ‫אויף דער סטאנהאוז גאס‪ ,‬אן אנדערן סארט בית‪-‬‬ ‫המדרש פון וואס מיר זענען צוגעוואוינט צו קענען‪,‬‬ ‫א חסידי'שער מקום במלא מובן המילה‪ ,‬אויפן‬ ‫ארגינעלן נאדבורנער נוסח‪ .‬עס איז די רעדע פון‬ ‫בית‪-‬המדרש בית מרדכי דבאניע‪.‬‬ ‫דער בית‪-‬המדרש איז באקאנט פארן גאנצן‬ ‫געגנט‪ ,‬מיט איר ווארעמקייט און אייגנארטיגער‬ ‫געשמאק‪ .‬א שבת'דיגער דאווענען האט אין זיך‬ ‫אלע טעמים‪ ,‬הערנדיג דעם רבי'ן יורד זיין לפני‬ ‫התיבה און זיך משתפך נפשו זיין כבן המתחטא לפני‬ ‫קונו‪ ,‬מידי שבוע בשבוע‪.‬‬ ‫דער רבי שליט"א – הגה"צ ר' מאיר מנשה‬ ‫לייפער שליט"א‪ ,‬איז געבוירן געווארן ביי זיין גרויסן‬ ‫פאטער כ"ק הגה"צ רבי מרדכי מבאניע זצוק"ל‪,‬‬ ‫וועלכער איז געווען א זוהן פון דעם באניער רבי'ן‪,‬‬ ‫כ"ק מרן אדמו"ר רבי דוד לייפער זצוקללה"ה‬ ‫מבאניע‪ ,‬מגזע בית נאדבורנא‪ .‬דער באניער רבי‬ ‫זצוק"ל איז ליידער אומגעקומען אויף קידוש‪-‬השם‬ ‫בימי הזעם בשנת תש"ד לפ"ק‪ ,‬אין די יארן פון דעם‬ ‫ביטערן קריג‪ ,‬הי"ד‪.‬‬ ‫דער רבי'ס פאטער – הרה"ק רבי מרדכי זצוק"ל‬ ‫האט געוואוינט אין וויליאמסבורג‪ .‬ער האט אבער‬ ‫ליידער נישט מאריך ימים געווען און איז נסתלק‬ ‫געווארן לגנזי מרומים‪ ,‬איבערלאזנדיג דעם רבי'ן‬ ‫שליט"א אלס יונגער יתום רח"ל‪ .‬נישט לאנג‬ ‫דערנאך איז אויך זיין מאמע ע"ה נסתלק געווארן‬ ‫לגנזי מרומים‪.‬‬ ‫דער רבי שליט"א איז געפארן לערנען בימי‬ ‫הבחרות בצילא דמהימנותא פון כ"ק מרן אדמו"ר‬ ‫הגה"ק מטאהש זצוק"ל‪ ,‬דארט האט ער זיך משלים‬ ‫געווען בתורה וביראה טהורה‪ ,‬זייענדיג קונה תורה‬

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‫באניע‬

‫וחסידות פונעם רבי'ן זיעועכי"א‪ ,‬וועלכער האט אים‬ ‫מקרב געווען און מחשיב געווען ווי אן אייגן קינד‪ .‬א‬ ‫שטיק צייט האט דער רבי שליט"א אויך געלערנט‬ ‫ביים קאשויער רב זצוק"ל‪ ,‬וואו ער האט זיך משלים‬ ‫געווען בתורה ובעבודה‪.‬‬ ‫אויסער זיין גרויסן ייחוס מצד אבותיו‪ ,‬איז‬ ‫דער רבי אן אייניקל פון הרה"ק רבי יהודא צבי‬ ‫מסטרעטין זיעועכי"א‪ ,‬וועלכער האט געשריבן אין‬ ‫זיין ספר אז ווער עס וועט העלפן זיינע אייניקלעך‬ ‫ביז צען דורות‪ ,‬וועט ער ארומלויפן אין אלע עולמות‬ ‫אים א טובה צו טון בזה ובבא‪ .‬דער רבי שליט"א איז‬ ‫א זיבעטער דור פון דעם גרויסן צדיק וקדוש‪.‬‬

‫חידוש בית‪-‬השם‬ ‫דער רבי שליט"א האט צום ערשט געעפנט זיין‬ ‫הויף אין בארא‪-‬פארק‪ ,‬וואו ער האט פארמאגט זיין‬ ‫בית‪-‬המדרש‪ .‬מיט אכט יאר צוריק איז דער רבי‬ ‫שליט"א געקומען וואוינען קיין מאנסי‪ ,‬וואו ער‬ ‫האט מיסד געווען דעם באניער הויף מיטן בית‪-‬‬ ‫המדרש‪ ,‬ביי אונז אין שטאט‪ ,‬אויף דער סטאונהאויז‬ ‫גאס‪ ,‬לתפארת עירנו‪ ,‬רופנדיג דעם נאמען פון‬ ‫בית‪-‬המדרש "בית מרדכי" נאך זיין גרויסן פאטער‬ ‫זצוקללה"ה‪.‬‬ ‫זינט דאן איז דער בית‪-‬המדרש אן אבן שואבת‬ ‫לכל דורש ומבקש‪ ,‬ווער עס וויל הערן א גוט‬ ‫ווארט‪ ,‬זיך אנווארעמען מיטן אלטן באקאנטן‬ ‫נאדבורנער נוסח‪,‬‬ ‫קען אריבערקומען‬ ‫מתפלל זיין במקום‬ ‫קדוש כזה‪ ,‬און‬ ‫זיך מחמם זיין‬ ‫מאורו פונעם רבי'ן‬ ‫שליט"א‪.‬‬ ‫בית‪-‬‬ ‫אויפן‬

‫המדרש קען מען זאגן‪ ,‬אז זי איז מעט הכמות ורב‬ ‫האיכות‪ .‬דער גרויסקייט פון בית‪-‬המדרש איז נישט‬ ‫מי יודע וואס‪ ,‬אבער עס איז א ווארעמע וואונקל‬ ‫פון תורה ויראת שמים טהורה‪ .‬אריינקומענדיג אין‬ ‫בית‪-‬המדרש איז פאראן א היכל התפילה מיט אן‬ ‫עזרת‪-‬נשים פאר די פרויען‪ .‬אויך איז פאראן א קוך‬ ‫מיט א קאווע‪-‬שטיבל‪ ,‬וואו עס איז צוגעשטעלט‬ ‫קאווע מיט קידוש יעדע וואך שבת‪ ,‬לטובת‬ ‫המתפללים במקום קדוש זה‪.‬‬ ‫מיט דריי יאר צוריק‪ ,‬האט מען צוגעלייגט דעם‬ ‫ברייטן אוצר‪-‬הספרים אין בית‪-‬המדרש‪ ,‬וואס‬ ‫דארף ארויסגעברענגט ווערן לטובה‪ .‬דארט איז‬ ‫צוגעשטעלט לרווחה אלע סארט ספרים וואס‬ ‫עס קען צונוצקומען פאר די מתפללים‪ ,‬למען‬ ‫ילמדו ויעיינו בו‪ .‬דער אוצר הספרים איז נדבת לבו‬ ‫הטוב פון האברך החשוב מו"ה ר' בנימין פרענקל‬ ‫הי"ו‪ ,‬לעילוי נשמת אמו מרת גיטל בת ר' שלמה‬ ‫בראנסדורפער ע"ה‪.‬‬

‫א שבת אין באניע‬ ‫פרייטאג צו נאכט שטעלט מען זיך דאווענען‬ ‫אין באניער בית‪-‬המדרש ביים זמן שבת‪-‬קודש‪ .‬צו‬ ‫מנחה ערב‪-‬שבת גייט דער רבי שליט"א צום עמוד‪,‬‬ ‫עס גייט א דאווענען מיט א ברען און פייער‪ ,‬אזוי אויך‬ ‫דער קבלת שבת דערנאך‪ ,‬בשעת דער ציבור ווערט‬ ‫מיטגעשלעפט מיט קאכעניש‪ .‬דער בית‪-‬המדרש‬

‫נאכן דאווענען זינגט דער רבי דעם באקאנטן‬ ‫נאדבורנער שלום‪-‬עליכם‪ ,‬אינאיינעם מיטן‬ ‫עולם‪ ,‬דער קדושת שבת שפירט זיך אין די‬ ‫לופטן‪.‬‬


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31 Commerce St. Spring Valley NY Near Beckerle Lumber

914-712-8473

Ramapo Tires

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Transaction limits apply. See our Terms and Conditions and Schedule of Charges for business customers.

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Parmanand Mana Vice President Branch Manager

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