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Thank you for an amazing magazine. We really enjoy reading it, all of it, every week. Especially interesting was the series on Chaverim. It’s incredible what they do for our community; we really are lucky to have such wonderful volunteers who are ready to do anything for a fellow Yid. I would like to share a personal story about a Chaverim member who helped us not just once or twice, but many times over. No one knew about it; there is no log written, because it was done on Shabbos when he wasn’t on call. Our father was not well. He couldn’t walk. It was very hard on him. He was stuck in bed all day, and needed help with everything. Going anywhere was nearly impossible, as he needed a wheelchairaccessible car and help to maneuver himself in and out of the wheelchair. We also live in a house with steps in the front, making it even more difficult to go anywhere. When we finally procured a ramp, our father looked forward to going out a bit; he hadn’t seen the outside for weeks. But we still needed someone to push him down the ramp. A man was needed, as it was very steep. Chaverim really helped out and sent members at all times of the night and day to help him up and down the steps.
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WeighSmarter tirely up to Hashem, and your grandmother didn’t have the same quantities of junk food that you probably consume – at least not for the first half of her lifetime! They just didn’t have access to the foods we have today.
I know people who ate non-GMO foods, which are basically organic foods, and they got sick at a pretty young age.
Those people will still get schar for their hishtadlus in guarding their health. Hashem is the ultimate predictor of whether you will be healthy or sick, but does that counteract the fact that he wants you to do your hishtadlus? You do your hishtadlus to the best of your abilities and let Hashem take care of the “outcomes.” Those are simply not your job.
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What are GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)? Before we take an in-depth look at what GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are, I feel it’s important that we distinguish the hishtadlus that we must do, from the occuring results, which are totally up to Hashem. Recently, a few people asked me some very common and fair questions, and I’d like to address the answers to those questions here.
Q. Will I live longer if I eat non-GMO or organic products?
Obviously, the length of every person’s life is determined by Hashem, depending on how long he wants you to be here in this world before you complete your tafkid. Your job is to do your hishtadlus to the best of your abilities!
My grandmother lived until the age of ninety two, and she ate kokosh cake and drank milk!
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I don’t want to become a health nut.
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and take supplements, when what you should be doing is following a healthy food plan. You either eat organic everything or nothing; you’re either stringent about some kind of diet, or you let loose completely. But there happens to be a happy medium that “will be very different for each person,” depending on many factors. You can find in many mussar seforim that for any long-term changes you want to make, like a specific middah, if you climb the ladder too quickly, you’ll eventually fall down! There is a reason the ladder has many steps. Only you – and I repeat, you – can make these small changes. However long that takes for you is irrelevant, as long as you keep making slow, steady progress. If you’re not a vegetable lover, I’m sure there’s a single veggie out there somewhere that you can tolerate and incorporate into your diet – and do this every day. This will mean a growth spurt for you, and your stepping up the ladder as well. When you feel comfortable with that, you should choose to make another proactive decision about your health. Maybe for you that means going to sleep at mid-
night instead of three o’clock in the morning! You get my point … I’m talking slow, steady, wellpaced changes – that is, unless you’re already suffering from an illness that calls for stricter measures. Don’t wait … take action now!
What are GMOs?
GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are actually the result of a laboratory process where “genes” from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. These foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects or animals. It is interesting to note that according to the halachos of kilayim, a yid is not allowed to mix species of various creations— which is what GMOs are. This reinforces the thought that Hashem created plants and animals to exist the way they are found naturally, and that plants and animals are not meant to be genetically toyed with!
No! Do not stress yourself out with anything! I am here to bring awareness and educate you about health and weight, but whatever changes you do decide to make, do it very slowly, without stressing yourself! Don’t empty your cabinets and fridge now. It took me years to change certain things, even though I had the knowledge. Change takes time. It requires work and effort. (But it is worth the while!) What that means for you is that countless studies are urging people to avoid GMO foods! The easiest way to avoid them is by refraining from eating corn and soy-based products. In addition, foods with the label USDA Certified Organic may not have anything genetically modified in them. You get the picture … it’s not an easy one, but you can start somewhere. Stay calm! Look out for next week’s article, “The Danger of GMOs.”
Should I stress myself about going organic? It seems so out of reality for me!
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Bruchy* brought her twelveyear-old son Moishie* to the seamstress. She had bought a yarmulka for him that was too large, and she wanted to know if could be tailored to fit him. The seamstress agreed. As she was fitting Moishie’s yarmulka, Toby* entered the store. Toby was shocked by the scene and exclaimed, “Kopelech you also customize?!?” Perhaps Toby felt that today’s generation is too spoiled if people are bringing even such an ordinary item as a yarmulke to be custom tailored. What Toby did not know was that Moishie had recently undergone surgery on the brain tumor that would ultimately take his life, lo aleinu. The purpose of the customized yarmulke was to cover the scars on his head. We can only imagine the pain these words must have caused Bruchy. Back in Parshas Shemos, we discussed that it was not the degree of the b’nei Yisrael’s pain that triggered the redemption from Mitzrayim, but rather the cries of the people in response to that pain. The flip side of this concept is that Hashem does not only respond when we cry out to Him, but if another person cries out from pain we inflicted upon them, Hashem will respond against us with great anger. It says in this week’s
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parsha, “Kol almanah v’yosom lo sa’anun… You shall not oppress any widow or orphan. If you cause him pain, if he shall cry out to Me, I shall surely hear his cry. My wrath shall blaze…” (Shemos 22:21-23) Rashi comments that this does not apply only
We are responsible for the pain we cause another person, even if someone else would have been less hurt by the same words or actions, and regardless of our intentions. to almanos and yesomim, but to all people – “l’chol adam.” He explains that the posuk speaks only of widows and orphans because they are the obvious examples of people who are easily oppressed. However, this warning applies to any person we hurt to the point of crying out to Hashem. At what point does a person
cry out to Hashem? Each person was created with a unique personality, and each person has a unique set of life experiences. What is a subject of great pain and sensitivity to one person, might be only slightly hurtful to another. The Vilna Gaon explains that in matters that are bein adam l’makom, Hashem judges us by our intentions. If we did not intend to do wrong, Hashem can forgive us. However, Hashem cannot forgive us if we hurt another person. Regarding the above posuk, the Vilna Gaon brings down the Gemara (Bava Basra 16a) where R’ Levy says that Penina taunted Chana about her childlessness l’shem Shamayim, in order to cause Chana to cry out to Hashem for a yeshua. Penina intended that Chana should cry out for a good reason, but Hashem punished her severely in response to Chana’s cries. By the time Chana had borne four children, Penina had buried eight. Penina’s punishment did not depend upon her intentions, but upon the effects of her words. We are responsible for the pain we cause another person, even if someone else would have been less hurt by the same words or actions, and regardless of our intentions. Therefore, statements such as “She’s just oversensitive,” or “He must be
We never know what secret pains are hidden behind the smiles of the people around us. ficult as an employer, school, or yeshiva having to turning down an applicant for a job or enrollment. In every case, we must be extremely careful to be sensitive and kind, doing our best not to cause the other person to cry out in anguish. In the first story, Toby did not intend to hurt Bruchy. Toby could not have known about Moishie’s medical situation. But she must have known that she knew nothing about the true circumstances beyond what she saw with her eyes. She should not have spoken judgmentally about the situation without having the full picture. But then again— we never really have the full picture, do we? We never know what secret pains are hidden behind the smiles of the people around us. Keeping in mind the warning of this week’s parsha, let us take care to treat all people with kindness and sensitivity.
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If I need something from a laundry basket full of various types of laundry, is there any manner in which I am allowed to take what I need without violating Borer?
If, by looking in the basket, one can see what one needs, then one may remove that particular item by placing the hand directly on it, even if other items are indirectly shuffled around. This Halacha applies only to items that one needs for immediate use. If one cannot see the item one needs, one may move around all the laundry until one sees what one needs and retrieve the necessary item. This Halacha also applies only to items needed for immediate use. It is not permitted to remove any items not required for immediate use.
On Shabbos, may I look over my Parsha notes that I will be teaching on Sunday? Yes, one may look over the Parsha notes, but should refrain from stressing that she is doing it in order to prepare lessons for weekdays.
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Ever since I knew how to hold a pen I used to draw evening gowns in the most beautiful colors and styles I could imagine. Fast forward a few years: I learned how to be more precise, track trends, pick colors, and graduated with an Art minor from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. I even made my final project a collection of evening gowns. The quest to pursue my passion didn’t stop there, and I opened my own custom-made gowns company, the original La Pelcha brand. I’d tailor customized designs for customers, fitting their style and personality. To round out my portfolio even more I became an assistant designer at a popular clothing line in the Fashion District and then as a main designer for a children’s clothing manufacturer.
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Although it was really fun to be a designer— I missed the fabulousness of evening gowns.
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The “click” really happened when I decided to design my own wedding gown and my sisters’ dresses. They came out so beautiful that my love for eveningwear came right back to me. After a barrage of compliments, the urging of family and friends, and many hours of planning, my dream finally came true and Powder by La Pelcha became a reality.
WHAT IS THE MEANING AND INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS UNIQUE NAME?
There are two parts to the name. The first part, powder, is like a powder room. This is the feeling I wanted incorporated into the design of our boutique. With pink velvet couches, gold mirror tables, and a large fitting room, everything is designed so that our customers can feel at ease and personally taken care of. The second part, La Pelcha, is the brand I originally created - and it has a personal story behind it; my first recollection of fashion and what it means to me. Twirling in my new dress, not
more than 5 years old, I asked my grandmother if she thought the dress made me look beautiful. My grandmother replied: “For sure, but it’s not the dress, it’s la percha” – “Percha” meaning a hanger in Spanish. She was saying that her granddaughter was beautiful because of herself, and not because of what she was wearing. What I heard then, was “La Pelcha” and for me, this is the definition of beauty. As the quote goes: “What is important in the dress is the woman who is wearing it.” And this is what we aim to do: make each and every woman’s own inner “Pelcha” shine out by offering beautiful gowns designed with them in mind.
WHAT TYPE OF GOWNS DO YOU OFFER?
We carry wedding and evening gowns for the bride herself, as well as for her mother and sisters. We have long and short gowns and offer a wide selection of designs to appeal to all tastes and personalities. Our gowns are made by top designers in Spain, Canada, the US, and Eretz Yisroel, among others. Our bridal designers from Eretz Yisroel are part of the top 10 designers in the country. We chose them as we like to keep our business in the “family” and they, unlike other designers, have a greater understanding of tznius. All of the dresses we carry were made exclusively for us, meaning this tznius design does not exist anywhere else. Our designers do not “build up” their original designs; they create new tznius patterns exclusively for us. We also proudly carry our own line, La Pelcha.
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There are a few forecasting companies which are used by the biggest brands to predict colors, textures, materials, prints and other styles that will be in the stores for the upcoming seasons. They forecast fashion for haute couture, ready-to-wear and more. However, no matter how convenient – and mostly always right – this tool is, it is important for us to keep an eye out for what our market likes. We look everywhere for inspiration, because you never know, the forecast might tell you that plastic lace print is super trendy, but it could be too fashion forward and all our customer wants is real lace and tulle.
As a high-end boutique, we also try to keep a certain amount of timeless, classic and fashionable styles in our collection and not give in to fads too much. You wouldn’t want a Chanel suit to go out of style after three months, would you?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE A GOWN READY?
We carry sample sizes in our store. If the dress fits, you’re free to take it home. However, if you need a different size, it usually takes our designers 4 to 6 weeks for evening gowns and up to 3 months for wedding gowns to make. So plan ahead!
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We would love to be the first place everyone goes to when they’re looking for a gown. We aim to offer a stress-free, easy and satisfying experience. We have a comfortable sitting area for our clients and their accompaniment, with refreshments available for a quick pick-
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Plan ahead! A gown usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to make. You don’t want to be running around looking for a gown a week before your simcha, and be forced to take whatever is on the rack. Secondly, fashion rules are meant to be broken. There’ll always be a new style coming out. Choose something you love, that complements you, and that you feel great in. Don’t forget, your attitude is 90% of the beauty of the gown. Remember the lesson the little girl got from her bubby: La Pelcha!
About the designer: Levana Eidlisz was born and raised in Paris, France. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has a broad experience of the fashion industry. She recently opened a high-end boutique of evening and bridal wear, Powder by La Pelcha in Monsey, NY.
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In our last column, I explained the definition of a sole proprietorship as a sole owner of a company and its drawbacks because of legal liability. I further described the different benefits of a general partnership and its shortcomings in comparison to a corporation. Before we discuss corporations, I must mention another type of partnership that we did not discuss in our last column, which is a limited partnership. Limited Partnerships A limited partnership is different than a general partnership. A limited partnership is a business that has at least one general partner and one or more limited partners that are limited in their activities and authority. The general partner will usually be fully active and involved in the day-to-day activities in the partnership. The limited partner brings capital to the limited partnership, but is not involved in its day-to-day operations. As such, the limited partner’s personal liability is limited to the amount that he has contributed to the partnership. He also cannot incur debt on behalf of the partnership.
and see how all this applies to us as business starters. A corporation is an independent legal entity that is separable and unrelated to the people who own and control it. It is legally almost like a separate, artificial person— just with limited rights and privileges. During the Industrial Revolution, the corporation became a common way of conducting large businesses with centralized control that required access to capital by a potentially unlimited number of people. A corporation can do almost everything that a person can do, such as loan and borrow money, go into contracts, sue and get sued, buy inventory, hire employees, and of course, pay taxes. There are various benefits to incorporating a business. The primary motive of incorporation is that
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it essentially creates a wall between the owners and the corporation, and it protects the owner’s personal assets from the company’s liability. It is referred to as the “personal liability shield.” If the corporation goes bankrupt or faces a lawsuit, your personal assets such as your home or your car are protected and cannot be touched. The ability of carrying on business through a corporation greatly en-
Uncle Sam comes and says, “Really? We want his taxes, too.” hances the confidence in entrepreneurs, enabling them to take the risk inherent in building successful businesses— without having to worry about losing their personal assets. There are many more reasons for choosing a corporate structure. Incorporating a business assures the continuity of a business after the owners die. The going concern of a business due to withdrawal or death of a stockholder is lessened since the corporation is a separate legal entity apart from its owners. Furthermore, it enables small companies with limited capital to raise large funds through equity financing. (Equity financing is corporate financing through the issuance and selling shares of a company’s stock to the public.) As far as from a tax perspective, corporations benefit from tax advantages that are not available to solos. For example, corporations are allowed to fully deduct losses without proving a profit motive, i.e. that the loss was justified by the attempt to make a profit. Solos, on the other hand, are limited to claim only losses that are directly tied to for-profit activities. Losses that do not meet specific requirements or are sustained multiple years in a row will be considered by the IRS as a hobby instead of a business, and may be disallowed. It is also believed that corporations have a much lower chance of getting audited by the IRS than sole proprietorships. There are a number of downsides of incorporating. The biggest issue is “double taxation,” as you pay on both the corporate and the individual level. Secondly, as a corporation grows and its
stocks are available for sale, the original owners may lose direct and full control of the corporation. You should also consider the costs involved in incorporating, running, and dissolving a corporation. And last but not least, the government focuses more on corporations than on private businesses and regulates them more closely. How C Corporations are taxed
C corporations must file and pay federal and state taxes, just as individuals. The premise being that since the corporation is considered an “artificial person,” Uncle Sam comes and says, “Really? We want his taxes, too.” Now, when you come and take out your profits from that “separate and legal entity” (that is not you, remember?), it is now your turn to pay taxes on these same earnings. This is what we mentioned before with double taxation. In reality, there are ways for corporations to avoid pay-
ing much of the corporate income taxes. A big portion of corporate earnings are paid out to corporate officers and employees as salaries, wages, and bonuses. These are all considered business expenses and are fully deductible from taxable income. Dividends are paid out to shareholders only after all these expenses are paid, thus leaving little earnings in the corporation that are taxable. However, keep in mind that employee compensation must be done in the ordinary course of business and be reasonable in amount. The IRS may consider unusually excessive amounts unreasonable and tax it as dividends. In our next column, we will see how S corporations differ from C corporations with its many advantages. The information contained within this column is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for obtaining accounting, tax, or financial advice from a professional accountant
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Chaim Elazar was already waiting in front of the yeshivah when Sara sped around the corner. The 16-year-old’s ears were shielded with earmuffs and his hands were stuck in the opposite sleeves. “Where are your gloves?” Sara asked even before his seatbelt clicked into place. “I’m sorry, I don’t know.” “You need new ones,” Sara said, a tad more agitated than she knew glove absence warranted. It was late, very late, already five minutes past their appointment time. If the dentist was running late, she’d be able to catch her breath or get irritated. If she was running late, however — and who was she kidding, they were still ten minutes away, without traffic. “We’re late,” she said, half apologetically, half miserably. Chaim Elazar nodded. The dentist was waiting out at his secretary’s desk by the time they blew into the carpeted, heated waiting room. “Here they are.” Dr. Hossami clapped his long fingers together. “Come on in.” Sara and Chaim Elazar followed the dentist with small steps. Chaim Elazar lay down in the dentist chair obediently under the glaring light. Sara sat in the extra chair, half wondering what her role was. When the children are small, holding their clammy, thin fingers is a noble act. But her oldest son had outgrown that, and at 16, could perhaps even visit the dentist by himself. Yet sitting there, being in the same space, even if she could do nothing to ease his pain — even if, and especially if she’d cut her work short to be here — was always valuable. Always. “He’s anemic,” Dr. Hossami said. “Look at his gums. Pale. ” He smeared on a topical anesthetic then injected Novocain into Chaim Elazar’s gums. “You can rinse,” Dr. Hossami said. “Then relax for five minutes until you feel your lips go numb.” The dentist turned to Sara. “I’ll be right back.” She nodded, and then looked at her son.
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Recap: Sara Binet rushes home from work to take Chaim Elazar to the dentist, taking the time to set the supper table before she goes. However, she doesn’t have time to speak to the wealthy stranger who knocks on her door as she’s driving away.
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“Anemic? Are you eating okay in yeshivah?” But Chaim Elazar was spitting into the small sink at his side, and merely shrugged. The dentist came back with his assistant and took up his drill. Its high-pitched whine filled the room, and Sara and Chaim Elazar both closed their eyes. There were so many stories of problems these days. Boys not eating, not sleeping, losing their joie de vivre, getting too serious — or the opposite. Or worse. Sara always feared for her kids. Which mother didn’t? It was risky even letting them out of the house. It was dangerous to let them into the world, unless you counted on miracles, which Sara did. She knew she had to rely on siyata d’Shmaya. So far, it did not disappoint. Her children were wonderful, each of them, really. Even twelve-year-old Tehilla, though it had taken years — years! — of agony to figure out why she was always so difficult, so irritable, so disliked by her peers and even siblings while her own parents loved her fiercely (if a bit protectively). But Chaim Elazar worried her. His weight loss. His seriousness. When was the last time he threw
Now, as his eyes were tightly closed and the loud drill drowned out his breathing, she felt slightly frantic. a ball around? Even swimming last summer, he had declined. She’d been glad he was such a masmid. Not all of his classmates got into such a top yeshivah. But now, as his eyes were tightly closed and the loud drill drowned out his breathing, she felt slightly frantic. “One of my professors,” Dr. Hossami told her over his shoulder, “taught that the surface is always an indicator of the root. White gums means starved blood.” “Ah,” Sara said. “He’s probably not eating well enough. You know? Not home most of the day. He needs some beets maybe. Or liver. Thank you for telling me.” “Vitamin C. Iron. Meat. Cantaloupe, broccoli. Exercise. Rest. There’s so much a young man can do for his health. I get yeshivah boys all the time. There’s a lot they can do.” Sara looked at her oldest son, his eyebrows knitted together against the intrusion into his mouth. There was so much she wanted to do for this boy. There was so much she wanted to save him from. Besides having his father’s brains, his lamdanus, and his vision, he also carried her own serious-
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ness, her inability to fargin herself, her tenacious willfulness. It would get him through many doors, but once inside, wouldn’t carry him. Her heart ached for this boy. “I’ll feed him well,” she promised the dentist, because she couldn’t promise herself. As they left the office, Sara
Who was that man who had knocked on her door earlier today? The Cadillac was gone; the girls’ bus was now blinking its red stop sign. She waited behind the bus, only honking for her girls when she saw them cross over to her front lawn. Rivky, 13, and Nechama,11,
She sheepishly acknowledged to herself that, fueled solely by curiosity, she was inviting a perfect stranger into her house. invited Chaim Elazar home for supper. “I have a chavrusa,” he said with slurred lips. “Maybe you should lie down. Can you learn with this pain?” He poked his cheeks. “I’m fine.” “Please eat and drink,” she said. She dropped him off, watched him kiss the mezuzah, go in, close the door against the blustery cold. Then she shook her head and slowly drove away. “Please nourish him,” she prayed. Sara drove back to her street and the mystery that had gnawed on the silent part of her brain flooded her again.
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waved. Tehilla, 12, came close to the passenger window. Sara rolled down the window and a blast of ice came in. “Tehilla, go to the grass. I’m trying to park.” She was so glad supper was hot and ready, and a salad already on the table. All she had to do was catch her breath and serve. That’s why she never saw the gold-embossed business card that Rivky plucked from the storm door window and threw on the milchig counter, until after the kitchen was cleared late that night. The big girls were heading to bed, the small ones had been tucked in, and Sara was finally going to sit down to that paperwork when she saw the card. On the back, in confident black, was written, “Missed you while you were out. Call me.” She called. Even before she could consider the possible intrusion into
her work hours, she fulfilled her curiosity. “Yes,” a confident voice stated. “I’m… returning your call. This is Sara Binet. You left your card?” “Oh.” He sounded genuinely happy. “I’m coming right over. I’ll see you in 15? And your husband should be there too.” She went to change from her snood into a sheitel. Shaking her head in the mirror, she sheepishly acknowledged to herself that, fueled solely by curiosity, she was inviting a perfect stranger into her house without any indication of what this was about. She tiptoed down to the basement, where a small portion was allotted as her husband’s study. “Elimelech,” she called softly. He raised his head from the sefer and looked up at her. “We’re having a guest,” she said. “I’m not sure who. He said he’ll be right over.” 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.
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By Draizy Wercberger
There are infinite ways to prepare the humble potato. I’m sure there are some of you that serve it alongside every dish, every night. Here are three variations to this dinner staple so you don’t feel like you’re serving the same old, same old…
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EXPRESS DOUGHLESS KNISHES
This is a great shortcut recipe for potato knishes.
1 egg 2 potatoes, cooked and mashed well 1 small onion, diced and sautĂŠed
Â˝ cup flour 1 tablespoon margarine (1/8 of a stick) Salt and pepper
Beat egg and sesame seeds. Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Using a scoop, scoop potato mixture onto a cookie sheet and smear with egg and sesame seeds. Bake for 30 minutes or until knishes are golden brown.
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GARLIC PARMESAN POTATO WEDGES
I find I am always looking for milchig sides to serve next to salmon. These potatoes are incredible. The dipping sauce is optional, but if you have the time it really brings it up a notch.
3 potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 12 wedges 4 tablespoons oil 2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic 2 teaspoons oregano ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 375. Layer the potatoes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with oil, then sprinkle all the spices and cheese on the potatoes. Line up the potatoes in a single layer on the cookie sheet, skin side down. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are browned. Serve with cheese dipping sauce. (recipe follows)
CHEESE DIPPING SAUCE 2 cups milk ½ stick butter
¼ cup flour 2 cups shredded cheese
Salt and pepper
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the milk and bring to just a boil. Add the flour and whisk until fully dissolved. Add the shredded cheese, salt and pepper, and mix until cheese is completely melted. Serve immediately alongside potatoes as a dipping sauce.
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SWEET AND STICKY SWEET POTATOES
Sometimes we just need a change from the standard potato. This healthier option fits the bill perfectly.
4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into rounds 1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon brown sugar 他 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Preheat oven to 425. Place potato rounds in 9x13 pan. Combine cornstarch, brown sugar, orange juice and lemon juice. Mix well and pour over potatoes. Bake covered for 1 hour, and then uncover and bake for additional 30 minutes.
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PRIMARY ELECTIONS IOWA
Most of the candidates packed their bags and headed straight to New Hampshire. tie. Hillary Clinton received 49.9% of the vote and 22 delegates, while Bernie Sanders got 49.6% and 21 delegates. The mere fact that Sanders was able to fight his way up to a tie was already a loss for Clinton, who in the recent past, led in all polls by huge margins. Sanders is now expected to win big in New Hampshireâ€” and that kind of momentum can seriously hurt an opponent.
The 2016 Presidential Elections are officially underway! At the Iowa Caucus on Monday night, the first voters in America spoke - and the results are in. Unsurprisingly for many, the pollsters were wrong again. The big winners of the night for the Republicans were Ted Cruz, *Results are as of Tuesday February 2nd who went home with the win last NEW HAMPSHIRE night - getting 27.7% of the vote; And on to New Hampshire we go, where elecand Marco Rubio, tions are now less than a week away. Most of the who handily excandidates packed their bags and headed straight ceeded expectations and came in at 3rd - with 23.1% to New Hampshire. They will all be campaigning of the vote - only 1 percentage point behind Trump. hard to try and change the tide in their favor. In The disappointments were for Donald Trump, who that race, Trump has a comfortable lead ranging came in at 2nd place- with 24.3% of the vote - trailfrom 15-20%. The next four candidates, Cruz, Ruing Ted Cruz by more than 3%, far from the projectbio, Bush and Carson, are practically neck and neck. ed lead he had in polls leading up to the elections; In the race between Sanders and Clinton, as preand a second candidate who failed in a big way was viously mentioned, Sanders is expected to win New Jeb Bush, the man who was considered the frontHampshire. The question that remains is by how runner going into this election cycle and one who much. spent tens of millions of dollars on ads. He only managed to get 2.8% of POLLS the vote and one delegate. Rounding B AT T L E F O R T H E W H I T E H O U S E out the night was Ben Carson with a decent showing of 9.3% and Ron Paul RCP POLL AVERAGES with 4.5%. Fiorina, Kasich, Christie, NATIONAL NEW HAMPSHIRE SOUTH CAROLINA Santorum and Huckabee all got less TRUMP 35.8 TRUMP 33.2 TRUMP 36.0 than 2% of the vote. At the end of the CRUZ 19.6 CRUZ 11.5 CRUZ 19.7 night, Mike Huckabee announced RUBIO 10.2 KASICH 11.5 RUBIO 12.7 that he is withdrawing from the race. CARSON 7.6 BUSH 10.3 BUSH 10.0 For the Democrats, it is now ofBUSH 4.8 RUBIO 9.5 CARSON 8.7 ficially a two-person race. Martin Oâ€™Malley has suspended his camNATIONAL NEW HAMPSHIRE SOUTH CAROLINA paign after failing to get even 1% of CLINTON 51.6 SANDERS 55.5 SANDERS 62.0 the vote. And for the two remaining SANDERS 37.2 CLINTON 37.5 CLINTON 32.5 candidates, the results were a virtual
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It is almost 26 years to the day since my husband and I moved to Monsey, just weeks before the birth of our second child. While I really do my best to bake my own challah as often as possible, we all have those weeks where there just aren’t enough hours in the day. As Daughter Number Two made her debut, life became even more hectic and visions of homemade challah became an impossible dream, at least for a while. Looking for a solution during those weeks where baking from scratch wasn’t an option, we turned
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to our friends, long-time Monsey residents, and asked them for the best challah bakery in town. The answer we were given was a single word answer: Frank’s. Actually, it wasn’t quite a single word. We were instructed to go to Frank’s on Thursday nights, to choose our challahs from the large racks in the back of the bakery and to pop them into the freezer as soon as we got home. We did as we were told and were amazed to find that those beautiful challahs still had that fresh, out-of-theoven taste when they were retrieved from the freezer weeks, or even months later. How did the Franks manage
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to bake challahs that were so good and kept so well, and sell them at such reasonable prices? To be honest, even all these years later, I still have no idea. A family owned business for over 50 years, started by Mrs. Breindel Frank, the bakery first opened in 1965 in New Square, moving to Main Street in Monsey in the 1970s. While the sign out front read “Monsey Kosher Bake Shop,” that name was essentially ignored by locals who simply referred to the bakery as Frank’s. An integral part of the Monsey landscape, with its large white cardboard mockup of a wedding cake sitting in the display window
facing Main Street for as long as I can remember, the aroma that wafted out of the low brick building was impossible to resist. Although Frank’s heavenly challahs may have drawn customers by the hundreds before Shabbos, the bakery cases were continuously lined with tempting treats including chocolate glazed rainbow cake, row after row of gorgeous cookies and a seemingly never ending supply of creamy cakes. Their rye bread was legendary, with a crispy crust and an impossibly soft center, drawing hungry visitors like a magnet. “It was a very nice, warm place,” granddaughter Ruchy Ungar told The Monsey View.
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frozen for months, they would emerge picture perfect once defrosted. Succos, when my whole family flocks to Monsey, was always a balancing act as we figured out exactly how many water challah eaters we had versus those who preferred egg challah. How many times did I find myself standing in a daze, staring at challahs, trying to figure out exactly how many of each kind I needed? I have no idea - but it was many, many times. The scene would repeat itself every time we went to visit my parents in the mountains over the summer, as my father would ask me to bring Frank’s challah with us, with my mother stocking her own freezer for the season so that she would have sufficient challah on hand no matter who came to visit. While I never knew any of the Franks personally, their challah has been a constant in my life for over a quarter of a century - and a popular Monsey landmark for double that amount of time. The closure of Frank’s bakery is a true loss
How did the Franks manage to bake challahs that were so good and kept so well, and sell them at such reasonable prices? “Everyone always wanted to come in and spend time there. The Monsey Trails bus used to stop right in front, and the bakery was what greeted people getting off the bus after a day of work.” Frank’s, Monsey’s first kosher bakery, dealt not just in groceries and baked goods, but also in mitzvos. “There were unfortunate people who would come in, and if they didn’t have money to pay, my grandmother would tell them to just take,” recalled Mrs. Ungar. “There was one woman who would sit there a whole day long, and my grandmother would always give her food.” Mrs. Ungar remembers the days before cash registers, when her grandmother would tally up bills on the side of brown paper bags. Mrs. Frank worked hand in hand with her sons Yehuda and Yaakov, who have been running the bakery since her passing several years ago. But health issues have made it impossible for the pair to continue operating the bakery, and with no other family members available to continue the business came word of the bakery’s closing. A sign on the bakery’s door bore the words, “We want to thank the community for patronizing our family bakery for the past 50+ years. Due to circumstances, we have no choice but to close our doors. We will miss your warm presence and we wish all our customers the best. The Frank Family.” Frank’s will be bought out in entirety by its next door neighbor, Jewelry by Esther. Mrs. Ungar said she had no idea what will happen to the store’s
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machinery, which includes a cavernous mixer and an oven that can bake more than 500 loaves of challah simultaneously. Since word has gotten out, there has been an outpouring of both love and disappointment as loyal customers described their favorites: crispy sugar cookies, fragrant cinnamon buns, and outstanding Pesach cakes. That same sense of warmth is being extended to Yaakov Frank as Monsey residents are remembering Yaakov Yitzchak ben Breindel in their tefillos for a refuah sheleima. But for me, Frank’s was always about the challah. While I know that Frank’s did have a front door, like so many others who drove to the bakery, I never once used it. Instead, I parked in the rear lot and entered the bakery through the back, scavenging around for bags while inhaling the intoxi-
While I know that Frank’s did have a front door, like so many others who drove to the bakery, I never once used it. cating aroma of freshly baked challah. Regulars knew to make their way through the heart of the bakery to the storefront where they would pay for their orders at the register. Whenever we were faced with a large crowd, I would abandon my challah-making pursuits and ask my husband to make a pilgrimage to Frank’s. He’d come home with bags of golden brown goodness, and I would find myself trying to find ways to fit a dozen or more challahs into my already overstuffed freezer, knowing that even if those challahs stayed
for Monsey. I feel obligated to extend a special thank you to the Frank family for all the goodness, warmth and yumminess you have provided our town with over the years, both literally and figuratively, as you were part of our Shabbosos, yomim tovim and family simchos. Know that you will be sorely missed. Sandy Eller is a freelance writer who writes for numerous websites, newspapers, magazines and many private clients. She can be contacted at sandyeller1@ gmail.com.
So You Want to Get Over the Bridge How it was done in Old Monsey By: Shevy Hollander A mere seedling of the empire of Yiddishkeit that our town has become today, Monsey of the 1960s was a small, closeknit community. Lying over 30 miles north of Manhattan and even farther from the alte heim of Williamsburg and Boro Park, the Torah atmosphere of Monsey beckoned with the promise of a simpler life with ample yards, an abundance of fresh air and plenty of space for families to flourish. But despite the many benefits of small town life, there were basic amenities that could only be attained at that time by crossing the George Washington Bridge, that massive steel structure guarding the entrance to the other world, known both then and now to Monseyites as “The City.” Things then weren’t all that different than they are today. There were simchos to attend and a never-ending stream of errands that could only be run on the other side of the Hudson River. But in those days, not only were there far fewer Monsey residents and, there-
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fore, fewer rides to the city, but there was also no Monsey Trails bus providing faithful service to commuters day after day in all kinds of weather. How then did Monsey residents manage the geographical distance? The Monsey View spoke to a few old-time Monsey residents, who have lived here over half a decade. “It scares me now to think of my children using the public transportation we used back then,” one said.“We’d catch the Red and Tan Lines at the Spring
Brooklyn, this option was available around the clock.” She recalled how, as a teen, she would take the Red and Tan bus from Brooklyn at all hours of the night. “I remember on a few occasions coming home at two in the morning from a friend’s wedding in Williamsburg and waking my father to come fetch me and two friends from Spring Valley, although in hindsight, I doubt I woke him. There’s no way he could have been asleep while we were on the train past midnight. Cell phones were not in existence, and there was no way we could be reached.” There was also a bus - a school bus painted in blue - that left New Square each morning, and picked up travelers in Monsey at 7:00 am. If it was running late, chances were that it was waiting for a traveler to be ready or a mechanical issue was being fixed by the able travelers. It was probably the first traveling minyan with a Sefer Torah, and the men would daven Shachris there each morning on their way to work. “In fact, my husband gave tikkun on that very bus when my oldest daughter was born,” one Old-Monsey resident shared. While public transportation was available, Monsey residents were well-known baalei chesed
We would wait for him with crates and plastic chairs, making ourselves comfortable on them in the truck during the ride to Brooklyn. Valley Bus Terminal, which had two runs every hour. One would take us just past the George Washington Bridge and the other to Port Authority, and then we would catch a connecting train or bus to our destination. Whether it was shopping in New York City or a simcha in
who were happy to offer rides to anyone traveling to the city. Rabbeim, professors, and businessmen were happy to make their cars available to anyone who was in need of a ride. As many so aptly said: “In Monsey, they do hachnosis orchim with their cars.”
lowitz’s butcher shop (originally located in the space currently occupied by Tip Top), was another great resource for those traveling to Kings County. The fact that he returned to the city in the afternoon was a great advantage when it came to attending city simchos. Somehow, there was always room for any passenger in need of a ride. “We would wait for him with crates and plastic chairs, making ourselves comfortable on them in the truck for the ride to Brooklyn,” they reminisced. Phyllis Terrace boasted four residents who would commute daily to the city, and their schedules were well known to all. Reb Shmiel Hersh Braunstein, Reb Shlomo Neiman, Reb Yosel Steinmentz, and Reb Chaim Shmiel Stauber, who left at 6 AM sharp, could all be called upon for a lift to the city. Those who needed to catch a ride home from Brooklyn to Monsey knew they could visit Mr. Stauber’s jacket factory in Williamsburg, where they could await a ride back home to suburbia. The chesed gene apparently ran in the Braunstein family and son-in-law Mr. Chaim Simkowitz would leave Monsey after davening, taking countless passengers and packages in his car with infinite patience. Those packages would grace his dining room table all week long, ready to picked up. Chashuvah Monsey rabbeim who also taught in Breuer’s were happy to take passengers
In Monsey, they do hachnosis orchim with their cars. Because Monsey was truly a small town where everyone stayed in close touch, people would work their own appointments and trips around their neighbors’ schedules so that they could hopefully catch a ride to their destination. So many residents depended on these rides, and it rarely happened that these kindhearted drivers took to the road alone. Several Monsey residents were well known for their tremendous kindness when it came to matters of transportation. Rabbi Zorich Schapiro, an illustrious talmid chochom, was the unofficial (pre-) Monsey Trails bus. Everyone knew just when to catch a ride with him, and he would even go as far as picking up passengers on his way into the city or home. His children shared that one time he arrived to Monsey after a long day, only to remember that he had told someone that he would pick him up from the bridge. He promptly made an about face and went to bring the fellow whom he did not know - home, without being sure if he is still waiting there for him. Another such individual was Rabbi Kirshenbaum, who made the trip into the city three times a week. Everyone knew his schedule, and he never drove in without taking passengers along for the ride. Every interviewee we spoke to remembered Mr. Perlowitz’s famous truck. Mr. Perlowitz, a Brooklyn resident who worked as a menakir in Shimon Mend-
along to Washington Heights. “They were such chashuvah talmidei chachomim extending us this extraordinary chesed,” observed the beneficiaries of their services. While the creation of the Monsey Trails bus line may have made the commute in and out of our beloved town infinitely less complicated, the chesed that was part of the foundation of Monsey in the early years still lives on. Offering rides is part of what we do and anyone who has ever been the recipient of one has had the opportunity to appreciate the graciousness and goodness that continues to permeate Monsey, making it the wonderfully special community that it is today.
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Far beyond the world of planes, trains, and fourwheeled automobiles lies a vast world of unique transportation options. Here’s a quick trip around the globe to take a peek at some fascinating modes of travel.
RICKSHAW In need of a really good workout? Over in India, rickshaw drivers burn thousands of calories daily by transporting their passengers aboard this semi-wagon that is pulled by human beings. The poor man’s version of a rickshaw is schlepped along by the driver as he runs across town, while a slightly richer person might have a bike to power the rickshaw. And the rich man? Well, he’s the one sitting up top, enjoying the ride!
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For an even more exotic twist on sledding, head over to Norway for reindeer-pulled sled adventures. For hundreds of years, the people there have been using the local reindeer as a substitute for the common horse.
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TAXI TALK I broke down in the parking lot yesterday. Rather, my car wouldn’t start, and I was the one who broke down. In my defense, it had been a long day, coming on the heels of a long and complicated week. So I was not in the best frame of mind when I inserted my key in the ignition and the engine gave an ominous rumble and then ground to shuddering halt. After a few more tries with the same reaction, I called Chaverim. It was a hot day outside, and getting hotter. Alone in the car, I didn’t have to worry about the children overheating at least. My shopping spree had been at the seforim store, and I believed the laminated children’s books could withstand up to 200-degree heat. The only item in the car that was perishable was me. But boruch Hashem, Chaverim responded quickly and diagnosed my car with a fuel pump problem. Since the fuel was not catching on, the engine would not start. I am not mechanically inclined, so I called my husband for guidance. “You need to call AAA and get it towed to the mechanic,” he said.
couldn’t, do it. Instead, I would take a cab home, and let my husband take care of the car on his return from out of town. I removed my shopping bags, my purse, my laptop, and any valuables which I was toting around in my car, and went to get a car service. There was a line of cabs in front of the shopping center, and I hopped into one. I had to dig around my purse for the last of my quarters in order to pay for the ride, but I got home in one piece. My car would require a tow truck, a trip to the mechanic and a three-day wait for just the right part. It wasn’t until the next day that I realized my laptop was missing. My laptop represents my entire work life: my business writing, marketing concepts, creative features and fiction stories, plus bits and pieces of ideas are floating in my memory drive. Without my computer, I was doomed. “There’s no way you’ll get it back,” everyone said. “You may as well give up,” they all counseled. Friends, neighbors, and spouse were telling me to resign myself to my fate and start shopping for a new model. But I had to try. So I gave tzedakah, said a short tefilah and took my husband’s car back to the shopping center, and to the line of cars. There were sleek yellow cabs, some dusty grey minivans, and some battered black sedans. I scanned the car doors, trying to remember the name of the cab company…. Was it American Latina Car Service, Pyramid Taxi, or Star One
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Taxi? Star One Taxi sounded the most familiar, and the car which bore that name seemed to be the most battered of the lot, reflecting the general disrepair of the car that had driven me yesterday. I flagged down the driver. “Where you going?” he asked. “To my laptop,” I said. “I hope.”
He raised his eyebrows at me, “Why you so surprised?” he asked. I told him that I had taken a Star One Taxi cab on the previous day and had left my laptop computer in it. Is there any way he could track it down? I described the driver as a black man, bald, wearing a light pastel shirt. He drove with the windows down, had a broken right rearview mirror and he collected his change in an empty Pringles can. The driver said, “You speak Unit 39. He speak best English. You call Unit 39.” I dialed the number for the cab company and spoke to Unit 39. He told me I needed to talk to Unit 14. I called Unit 14, who said, “Yes, I have laptop. I give boss. You call Unit 2.” Hardly daring to hope, I dialed the cab company for a third time and asked to speak to Unit 2. “I have your computer,” Unit 2 said. The Haitian lilt in his voice was music to my ears. “You come by the office and pick up.” I drove down to the office and met with Unit 2, a middleaged man with a sweet smile. When he handed me back my computer it was all I could do not to clasp it to my chest in joy and thanksgiving. I cried out, “Boruch Hashem!” And then to the driver, “Thank you! Thank
you so much!” He raised his eyebrows at me, “Why you so surprised?” he asked. I took a step back. I had offended this man’s sense of propriety, of right and wrong. My enthusiasm over finding my laptop had insulted him. In the driver’s mind, there was no question that he would return a lost object. I took a deep breath, so that I could speak with calm dignity. “You’re right,” I said, “I should have known you would return it. Thank you very much.” I was struck by Unit 2’s sense of pride and accomplishment. The concern for his company’s reputation and for his integrity was evident on his face. I’m not the head of a taxi company, with a fleet of driv-
ers. But I have my own fleet under me, who I am trying to train in proper middos. Shouldn’t we have the same sense of pride in our proper behavior? The same sense of obligation to duty and to honesty? Basic middos and menchlichkeit. Basic honesty and integrity. The next time we participate in an act of kiddush Hashem, in returning lost objects, in holding open the door for another shopper, in giving another driver the right of way— shouldn’t these be understood as a given principle? I’ll try to keep this in mind for the future. I’ll try to remember that exemplary behavior
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By: Ruchy Reese
TRANSPORTATION TO ETERNITY I’m lucky I wasn’t surrounded by anybody that I actually minded seeing tears running down my cheeks— then again, that was probably the whole problem to begin with. You see, last Thursday found me standing in the middle of Westchester at a large medical complex surrounded by people who couldn’t care less about a yiddishe mama and her baby. I was hungry, exhausted, feeling under the weather — and it didn’t help that I couldn’t find a heimishe face anywhere. When I had first planned my trip to the Westchester specialist, I decided —Super Special Person that I am—to be a “big girl,” and not bother my husband by asking him to drive me, thereby interrupting his work schedule. (After eight years, it was the first time that I attempted “big girl-ness,” by the way.) So I called a local chesed organization and booked a ride. Squishing into the back seat of the minivan with a carseat and various paraphernalia only minutes after the last kid had boarded the bus was just part of the excitement. Soon my standard motion sickness kicked in, and I spend the rest of the ride
“We’ll get you home,” the secretary promised. doubled over, shielding my eyes in the attempt to trick them into thinking we weren’t on the go, and gulping air from the airconditioner vent that blessedly was spewing cold air directly onto my face. The other two ladies in the van seemed to be doing okay, and the driver seemed genuinely happy to be doing this tremendous chesed. It was only I who had a miserable ride. Shakily, I climbed out of the
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van and walked into the complex, feeling as if a feather could knock me over. It took about two hours to come to myself, but the timing was perfect,
there is one, via shuttle. Well, the shuttle arrived a few minutes later, but as I struggled to climb into the van, the driver turned to me and
as my ride had picked me up long before my appointment was scheduled for. Eventually our name was called, the doctor was seen, blood was taken, and the hands of the clock had flipped to the other side of the number 12. I was starving, and the lone cookie that I’d packed had long since been devoured by a hungry mother. Placing a call to the chesed organization, I was greeted by a pleasant voice that regretfully informed me that no volunteer was near to Westchester, but that they’d call me as soon as someone was available. “We’ll get you home,” the secretary promised. My head was spinning, and assuming it would be a long wait, I set out to look for a bikur cholim room to find some form of lunch. After searching for a few minutes, I decided to call Bikur Cholim of Rockland directly, and was told that the medical branch I was in had no bikur cholim room, but I could get to the main hospital, where
said rather bluntly that babies are not allowed on board. Dejectedly, I walked back inside and promptly burst into tears. The strangers near me just walked on… Eventually, hunger won out, and I paid $10 for a taxi to take me to the main hospital branch. In the “chaplan” room, I oh-sogratefully sank into a chair and ate a hearty meal. I don’t think I’ve ever appreciated a cup of soup and tuna sandwich like I did on that day! Slowly, my muscles stopped trembling with car sickness and exhaustion, and I began to relax. I’d been in Westchester for a nerve-racking four hours and still hadn’t a way to get home, but once I was able to relax in the bikur cholim room, all of the stressful feelings of aloneness evaporated. I was fed, had a warm room to sit in (fully stocked with reading material!), and there, posted on the wall was information about a bikur cholim return shuttle—one that I suspected would not turn away my little
I was astounded at the extent that our community goes to, to do chesed with their cars. munchkin! All of a sudden I felt all warm and fuzzy, knowing that no matter what, the Yiddishe community would take care of their people. Shortly after reading the shuttle notice, my phone rang, the chesed organization calling, saying that two volunteers were available to come pick me and baby up, one of which was my own husband. (Of course I chose him!) I packed up my things and dropped a nice donation into the bikur cholim pushka,
helping in a small way to continue the chesed I had received, all the while marveling at the beauty of klal yisroel. From the chesed drivers who volunteer to drive perfect strangers to their appointments, to the Bikur Cholim of Rockland that provides food, transportation, and so much more, to my husband who gave up his work to help a stranded person (he would have done it for anyone, not just me!), I was astounded at the extent that our community goes to, to do chesed with their cars. I also gained a deep appreciation for the members of our community who, because of minhag, rely
only others to drive them. It’s not an easy thing at all. At the end of the day, those miles—both traveled or driven— are so much more than just numbers on an odometer; mitzvah miles are part of the trip to Eternity, a forever accounting of the way we’ve helped our fellow Jew.
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Feature By: Ruchy Reese
Everything but and The Kitchen Sink Everything you would never have thought to call Chaverim for...
3:00 am: a time when most people are wrapped in a cocoon of downy blankets, oblivious to the passage of time. The Mermelstein* family had been that way, too, until the noises had begun… The thumping and scratching sounds coming from the children’s closet awakened the family members one by one, and they stood there in the middle of the night — staring at the closed door, wondering what was trapped inside. Nobody had the courage to open the door, so they called Chaverim to investigate. The member courageously prepared to face the wild animal inside. Was it a squirrel, a skunk, a cat— or maybe even a small bear? Surprisingly, the animal that fell into his hands was none other than a little puppy, powered by battery, no less! Sometimes, the calls that Chaverim members are involved in have a comical ending, which leaves everyone in a great mood. What’s never funny, however, is the fear one feels when a four-legged intruder has
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entered one’s home. “A woman might run out of the house to escape from a squirrel and wait four or five hours for her husband to come home. If we have the ability to calm her down —why shouldn’t
we?” a board member tells me. Although Chaverim doesn’t provide exterminating services, if an animal happens to find its way into your humble abode, and you find yourself on the counter while Mr. Mousey
unabashedly explores your kitchen— well then, that would warrant a call to Chaverim! The appearance of snakes, raccoons, squirrels, skunks and the like in a home can cause much upheaval. All it takes is one hearty volunteer to relieve you of your furry nemesis. Really, that’s what Chaverim is all about — being there for both the little and big things. Interesting calls come into Chaverim on a daily basis, and most of the time, Chaverim is able to help. While going through the previous year’s records with a Chaverim coordinator, I tried hard not to giggle when I heard that somebody had called Chaverim because her carrot had fallen into a sewage drain, and she wanted Chaverim to retrieve it… then I was fascinated to learn that Chaverim responded to two separate calls for unlucky men who had painfully entangled their beard and peyos in power tools, and was amazed that Chaverim members had actually gone down to Good Sam to relieve a hospitalized patient of his uncomfortable head of bushy hair... As one member tells me, “Chaverim is called “Chaverim” for a reason; you should feel that we’re your best friend and have no qualms to call us for anything, even in the middle of the night. We are ready to drop everything to help resolve your issue.” Now in the winter time, a common issue is burst pipes. Often, people call in that their pipes have burst and water is gushing everywhere. “Such a call goes out as an emergency, because we could save a family thousands of dollars in damage,” a coordinator tells me, his tone serious. “The house could get flooded in minutes. There could be water damage and mold. Not only do we
turn off the water, but we also make sure to suction out the water before we leave to prevent additional damage to the house.” Similarly, Chaverim members will respond to calls for burst boilers and heat that isn’t working. In the cold weather, heat and hot water are vital, and if they can’t fix it, a member will set up plug-in radiators for a family to use until a professional is able to solve the issue. Emergency home maintenance, freeing people from entrapment...Chaverim does it all. They have fielded plenty calls about children hopelessly, dangerously entangled in seatbelts, or with feet stuck in crib slats or bike chains, and even a boy wedged deeply within a tree. There are also frequent calls about handicapped patients stuck in a transportation van after the lift breaks. Luckily, Chaverim has the tools, training, and most importantly — the desire — to extricate people from unpleasant situations. It’s shocking to hear the full scope of what Chaverim mem-
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bers are ready to do to help a Yid in need. If a service can relieve a person’s or family’s stress, most likely Chaverim will perform that service. She’d waited for this day for months, years actually. Even as a young girl she’d dreamed about the day she’d wear a white gown and walk down to the chuppah to begin her life as a married woman. Finally, it was here, her big day. Solemnly, she spent the day in tefillah, beseeching the Bashefer for a smooth beginning to a productive life. Arriving at the hall, however, the beginning was anything but smooth! As the kallah walked into the wedding hall with her parents, they were met by pitch black. The lights had inexplicably gone out. Panic ensued as parents and soon-to-be in-laws ran to and fro; the management frantically checking breakers and fuses to no avail. Within moments, the source of the blackout was found: a car had crashed into a pole which provided the wedding hall with power. It would be hours before it was fixed. The kallah closed her eyes and voiced a silent supplication that there should be light at her wedding and in her life. Her prayers were answered. A steady stream of Chaverim members headed towards the hall with any lighting gear they had in their possession. By the time the last member had set up his light, the hall was as a bright as day. Many members stayed for the dancing, bentching the chasan and kallah a lechtige future. Isn’t it amazing what light can do? What a difference Chaverim
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can make? During hurricane Sandy a large percentage of Monsey and New Square residents learned to appreciate what electricity means. In my own house, we found the lack of heat and light to be especially difficult. When the hurricane hit, our newest addition was but two days old, and it was overwhelming to take care of a newborn by candlelight. We packed our bags and headed in to unaffected family members in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, not everyone had that option. Outside the winds were howling, the leaves were flying, and branches crashed to the earth with deafening force. Inside, families huddled together for warmth, crowding around candles for a little light in a dark home. Some were able to pull through, but for others, the situation was precarious. The emergency blare went out across the radio wave, and each
Chaverim Tip: Chaverim member leaned closer to hear the call. A man Need help with on life support had lost electricity. In but a matter of minsomething? Don’t utes, he would slip away — if hesitate to ask at 371an electric source wouldn’t be found. NEED! Chaverim is Organized chaos let loose as so much more than members flew with generator in car to the patient’s home. automotive help! Arriving just in the nick of time, Chaverim hurriedly set up the machine and watched as one is in a car accident. the lights lit back up. Chaverim— they’re there for The reassuring hum of the maeverything, blending quietly chine told them that their flight into the background; the friend had not been in vain. you never knew you had. Like the the beams of house not seen, Chaverim is an integral part this humble organization holds of community life, no matup Monsey with their support ter what the mood. They’re and chesed. there for joyful moments— like when they’re quietly controlChaverim. ling crowds at a hachnosos sefer My friend. Torah. For sad ones—such as by providing light during dark leYour friend. vayas. They are there to offer Our friend. support when a house burns Is there any better? down rachmana litzlan, or when
Thank you for joining us on this trip inside the wonderful Chaverim organization. We hope you enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed presenting it!
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CHAVERIM IN NUMBERS 2015
7,197 BOOSTS GIVEN
658 520 327 258 SECURITY CALLS
CARS GIVEN GAS
2,808 DOORS UNLOCKED
FAMILIES PROVIDED WITH HEATERS
HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED IN FLOOD EMERGENCIES: 236
163 SEARCHES FOR MISSING PEOPLE
(involving children or elderly)
TIRES LOANED TO STRANDED MOTORISTS
1,210 VEHICLES REMOVED FROM SNOW/MUD
116 SERVICE MEMBERS
EQUIPMENT COST PER NEW MEMBER:
EQUIPMENT COST PER NEW DISPATCHER
YEARLY EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE/ REPLACEMENT PER MEMBER: $500
3,198 OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED, NOT INCLUDED ON THIS LIST! Number of Calls Responded to by Chaverim in Recent Years
10,000 8,603 5,000
Historical Chaverim Record: Purim Day 03/05/15 221 CALLS COVERED IN THE SNOW!
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Are you creative and enjoy playing around with color, but have two left hands for drawing? Quilling is your answer! Create any design you dream of, and use to decorate cards, picture frames, and gift boxes.
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Blank card or cardstock Quilling tool Quilling paper (3mm wide) Glue Scissors Corkboard and stickpins (optional)
Let the younger kids join the fun by letting them cut wider strips from construction paper and quill around a skewer!
To make the card, cut the cardstock into a 6 ½”-by-9”-rectangle and fold in half. Cut out a 2 ½”-by -3 ½”-window at the right side of the top flap.
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Quilled Birthday Card:
HOW TO QUILL • Insert one end of the paper strip into the quilling tool. • Start turning the tool so that the paper starts winding tightly around it. • When you are at the end of the strip, loosen the coil slightly, and remove the tool. • Put a dab of glue at the end of the paper to seal the coil, and press down lightly.
Basic closed coil:
How to make the designs on the featured card: (see sidebar for basic shapes) BALLOONS:
(make three using assorted colors)
• Use one full strip to make an eccentric circle or a regular closed coil. • Use a ¼ strip triangle for the knot. • Use an 1/8 strip for the string. • Use two ¼ strip triangles for the bow on the string.
TEARDROP: Pinch the ba-
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CUPCAKE: • Use three full strip triangles for the base. • Use four ½ strip teardrops for the frosting. • Use a ¼ strip peg for the cherry, and leave an end open for the stem. • Glue together all the pieces, as shown in the photo. • You can arrange all the pieces on the cork board, glue it down, and hold it together with stick pins to keep the shape until it dries.
PEG: Glue down the end of the
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The Indig Family
Eli and Shani Spitzer
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Sarala Roth 9 years old
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Moshe Paskes, age 4
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Bais rochel art contest winner Ruchy Weiss
Hey kids! Here’s your chance to show off what you made! Did you have fun in the snow or the fall leaves? Did you construct something special with Magna Tiles or other building toys? Or did you do one of our “Mommy, I’m Bored” activities or crafts? We’d love to show everyone how creative Monsey kids are! Please email or mail your picture to The Monsey View.
We will be featuring all contest submissions over the next few weeks. Look out for your picture in this section. It is not too late for your picture to be featured. Send your magnet creation to comments@ themonseyview.com
Bruchy Chany Schmelczer
Chesky Rubin age 5 Kosel Hamaravi with people davening
Dovid and Pinchas Kaufman Parking Lot
פרעה זוכט משה און אהרןmade B.C. H. & M. H
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Diny Laufer &Devory Gross 6 1-2 yrs old
Elimelech and Menachem Nuchem Klein
Yankele and Yoshaya Rosenthal
Shloimy Binik age 5
Take a -view- at The Monsey -View- Office by The Glauber Family
Libby Berger Age 9
POLICE STATION Yaakov (7) and Shmuli (4) Touretski
Sury Green Age 7
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LEARN TO DRAW WITH FAIGY ROTHMAN
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Draw one of the art ideas from this column. *Submissions should be drawn on a standard 8.5” by 11” paper. 2. Color it, using pastel, crayon, paint, marker - or even colored pencil.
3. Clearly label your submission with your name, age, and school/ cheder. *Please write your name and age on the art page, not on a separate paper.
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Rivky Goralnik Ateres Bonos - Age 7
Shlomtzy Michalowitz Bais Malka - Age 10
Chany Turnheim Satmar - Age 10
Yocheved Appeldorfer Viznitz - Age 11
Yitty Levy Belz- Age 8
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Nichy Lebovits Bais Yisroel - Age 9
Avrumi Kaufman Cheder of Fallsburg - Age 8
Yides Silber Belz - Age 7
Kineret Grunwald Cheder Chabad - Age 7
Tzurty Deutsch Viznitz - Age 5
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Henny Weinstock Bais Rochel - Age 12
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Chany Greenfeld Viznitz - Age 12
Trany Schwartz Skver - Age 7
Moshe Langsma Skver - Age 8
C.B. Paskesz Bais Rochel - Age 8
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R.L. Avir Yaakov
Baila Langsame Skver - Age 4
Miriam Sury Weinstein Ateros Bunos - Age 7
Ruchy Weinberger Bnos Sanz - Age 6
Leah Schmelczer Bais Rochel - Age 12
Chavy Landau Age 8
Aidy Deutsch Viznitz - Age 7
Etty Eisenberger Age 8
Dina Bloch Belz - Age 8
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Shlomtzy M. Belz - Age 10
Yaakov Goldberg Age 11
Esti Shapiro Bais Rochel - Age 10
Rivky Frank Bais Trany - Age 11
Rachy Kornbluh Bais Malka - Age 11
Malky Kohen Pupa - Age 8
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In Rockland County, closing costs are very high. They can be between 5%-7% of purchase price. It’s no wonder so many people cannot put 20% down! There are all different options on how to finance a purchase of a home with less than 20% down. Prior to the meltdown in 2007-2008-2009, it was common for people to take out two mortgages at closing. By taking two loans, known as “Piggyback” mortgage, you can put less than 20% down, not pay PMI (Private mortgage insurance) and also have all the interest you pay deductible, which is a tax advantage and also have a lower payment. These loans are now back. Here are two real time examples why a Piggyback loan may be the right loan for you: A. Yoel and Chani were selling their home and purchasing a new home. Their buyers wanted to close in 4 months, but the seller of the home they were purchasing wanted to close within 30 days. Yoel and Chani were able to purchase the house from an income standpoint while not yet selling their current home, but their mortgage would be a lot higher than they wanted because they wouldn’t have the proceeds of their sale. They structured their loan as a “piggyback.” Their first mortgage was the amount that
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Mood 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.
ment was $100 less and completely tax deductible. In my opinion, because someone is putting less than 20% down, it doesn’t make the client weaker or less qualified. Sometimes a client putting 20%, or even 50%, down can be less qualified than a low down payment FHA loan. Therefore, if one is selling their home, I believe they would be doing a disservice to themselves by not entertaining all offers, even ones with less than 20% down.
they wanted had they sold their home. The second mortgage was the amount of the proceeds. When they sold their home, they just had to pay off the second loan and they had the mortgage amount and down payment that they wanted. They didn’t have to refinance the home to lower the monthly payment and be subject to a higher interest rate. B. Zisha only had 10% to put down on his home. He chose to purchase with a Piggyback loan. He took a 75/15 loan, which means that the first loan was at 75% the purchase price. The second loan was 15% the purchase price. This was a win-win. The interest rate was better on the first mortgage, and because there was no PMI, the monthly pay-
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For Sale PRICE DECREASED House for rent on Chestnut Ridge dead-end street. 3 bedrooms 1 ½ bathrooms, big dining room and dinette, brand new kitchen. Across NewDay grocery. Call 347-957-2900
CALVERT DR. Brand new custom built townhouse ready to move in, 5 bedrooms, beautiful custom kitchen with granite countertops, Pesach kitchen$3500 Call: 845-641-4208
ELLISH PKWY AREA. 3 Townhouses to be built, Beautiful Apartment approx. 2600 sq. ft. plus legal 3 bedroom and opt. full basement Please call 845-422-2671
CAR FOR SALE A 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan for sale with 88K miles for only $3900. Please call 845-213-7402
FOR SALE: Master bdrm furniture.Only 9 yrs old.Almost new condition.48” headboards (not beds),night table,armoire,dresser w/ mirror. (H) 845.356.2584 (C) 718.930.1620
BEDROOM SET FOR SALE Due to moving beautiful master bedroom set for sale, for great price please call 845-425-2895
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For sale, beautiful dining room set $3,000 negotiable includes delivery. Please call 845-653-6888
BEDROOM SET Includes 2 headboards (full), 2 mattresses, Big armoire with mirror in the middle, Night table 845.641.0857
FURNITURE FOR SALE Mahagony armour and six door seforim shank / china closet for sale. Six yrs old. Beautiful condition 213-0978
DINING ROOM Beautiful Mahogany 6 door China closet + 14 matching Dining room chairs 845.641.0857
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Loads of furniture & appliances for sale for great prices Don’t miss out 845.641.0857
Brand new high quality Canon photo printer in packaging. Regular price $370, selling for $225. Photo paper included. 2744940
MOVING SALE Selling bugaboo bee. Kenmore vacuum. Under bed storage boxes. Baby seat, mat and high chair. Call or text for prices and pics 8457467089
FOR SALE Rectangular glass dinette table in mint condition. Desk with hutch. 2 solid fabric covered partitions, 55” high, 60” wide and 2.5” deep. 845-352-2874
BEDROOM SET FOR SALE Beautiful dark mahogany master bedroom set for sale due to moving. 213-0978
FOR SALE 2- 39” Rex beds (memory foam) in excellent condition. Please call 845-499-7381
MAMAS & PAPAS URBO2 (2014) CARRIAGE
SNOWSUIT FOR SALE Beautiful, warm down filled snowsuits. selling now for only $45. call 845-362-0686
WARM BUNTING FOR SALE: black Baby Jogger footmuff $20,Bugaboo bright pink footmuff $25,stroller coat new $25. Call 347 - 581-1053
FOR SALE Vintage Italian inlayed wood/ brass tea cart for sale prestine condition call 347-228-2252
FOR SALE Dining room set, including China closet, table and 8 chairs. Please call: 845-642-0126
With rain cover & custom liner.. In perfect, brand new condition! Many convenient features. Fantastic opportunity! $325 (reg. $649) Call/text 845.548.2685
($20)/rent ($15)-beautiful children’s white satin-like jumper gowns with black sashes-many sizes-worn once-845-425-6826
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In perfect condition. fabric set is aqua blue.includes umbrella and carriage bag as well. Retails for $ 1400.asking $400 call 347 581-1053
Beaded top full bottom, size 4 petite champagne gold. Worn once selling for half price or best offer 845-354-0114
WHOLESALE SWEATER SETS, JACKETS AND CAPES
Collection of 1000 old postcards from all over the globe (years 1900-1940) for 1400$. Very good resale value on Ebay. 845-2229348
Exclusive baby sweater sets, kids capes and jackets with matching bonnets @ super wholesale prices. Latest fashion from Sach Birchan. Call: 845-352-8456
OVERNIGHT POTATO KUGEL
Overnight Potato Kugel (845)5351428 Free Delivery
Brand new in box Bugaboo Bee 2nd generation black hood for $25 not extendable 845-659-7457
PRINTER FOR SALE Brand new Canon Pro-100 printer for sale including photo paper. $100 obo. Call or text 845587-0286
FOR SALE 1. Nikon d5500 - new for 750 dollars! retail is 1000. Call 862505-9546
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A $50 gift certificate by vivid studio exp. 2/28/16 for $35 obo.845.352.2008
Private room for rent. Suitable for use as office or for single. pls call 538-6071
BUY TIGHTS/SOCKS/BOY SHOES.
beautiful 3 bedroom apartment avail Pomona area- brand new updated appliances, and features! a must see! email 10952pm@ gmail.com call845 37R-ENT7
Great Prices. Free Delivery. Call Shaindel 845-290-0650
OMPRESSION HOSIERY DELIVERED 2 U. Medi, Sigvaris, Venotrain, etc... 845-290-0650
ACCESSORIES WITH FLAIR Hairbands! Babybands! Clips! Bowties! Headwarmers! Hats! & more. Everything between $3-$10 Union/bluefield area. Call or text 845-570-7615
For Rent MIAMI BEACH, CARRIAGE CLUB NORTH Beautiful 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, pool, Ground Floor, Backyard, Available only after Feb.17,Call: 845-274-3175
HOUSE FOR RENT OLYMPIA 6 bedroom house in Olympia available for rent 3500. Please call 718-757-2290 or send me a text or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSE FOR RENT up the hill,high ranch, nice condition- unfurnished, Please call 8458259901
VILLA FOR RENT Luxury 2-5 bdrm villas with pools starting @ $89 per night. Mechitza avail. 888-INNFORM www.innhouse.com
APARTMENT FOR RENTGWEN LANE Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment located on Gwen Lane Call (845) 352-7118
APARTMENT ON BATES 2 bedroom apt for rent on bates call 845-352-2120
2-5 bdrm villas with pools, starting @ $89 per night. Mechitza avail. 888-INNFORM www.innhouse.com
3 BEDROOM APARTMENT New hempstead area- sleek modern, brand new , high quality,large kitchen, this won’t last! immediately email email@example.com
CHESTNUT RIDGE 3 bedroom top of high ranch avail in chestnut ridge area, lots of natural light, large yard, avail immediately email 10952pm@ gmail.com
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APARTMENT FOR RENT 2 bedroom apartment chestnut ridge area; brand new kitchen and appliances email 10952pm@ gmail.com or call 845 37R-ENT7
FURNISHED APARTMENT FOR RENT Furnished two-room apartment for rent. All conveniences included. Upstairs - with porch. Ideal for chasan-kallah. Phyllis Terrace vicinity: 845.426.1251
APARTMENT FOR RENT Five-room apartment for rent. Two full baths. Phyllis Terrace vicinity. 845.426.1251
BRAND NEW APARTMENT FOR RENT
beautiful 3 bedroom apartment avail Pomona area- brand new updated appliances, and features! a must see! email 10952pm@ gmail.com
4 bedrooms, playroom, 2 1/2 bath, front and back . porch, granite counters. Hatzlacha grocery area. Please call 347-526-0162.
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2 bedroom apartment chestnut ridge area; brand new kitchen and appliances email 10952pm@ gmail.com
3 or 4 Room Apartment for rent (furnished or unfurnished) on Francis Place Spring Valley. Section 8 Ok. 845-356-2754
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3 bedroom apartment New Hempstead area- sleek modern, brand new , high quality,large kitchen, this won’t last! immediately email 10952pm@ gmail.com or call 845 37R-ENT7
APARTMENT IN CHESTNUT RIDGE 2 small bedroom apartment for rent in chestnut ridge. Perfect for single or young couple. Call/text 845 709 9091
new large 5 room apt. on ellish pkwy. ground floor,2 baths, section 8 ok, asking 2000.00. serious inquiries only, call 845304-1885, leave detailed message
APARTMENT FOR RENT -HOWARD very nice furnished appt. for rent on howard dr. excellent for young couple. asking 900.00 monthly. utility included. call 845-323-0467 or text me
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3 bedroom top of high ranch avail in chestnut ridge area, lots of natural light, large yard, avail imdtly email 10952pm@gmail. com or call845 37R-ENT7
Brand new 3 large bedroom apt available in Airmont for rent 1800... Please call 718-7572290 or text or send me a email firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE We have 1 or 2 rooms to rent out as offices or any other suggestion. ( not for apartment) good offer. 845 7092210
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2 room office space in a heimishe office bldg. for rent, private entrance.CALL: 845-425-3890
OFFICE FOR RENT -JOSHUA CT 2 rooms with full bath. Call 845746-1253
LOOKING TO RENTAIRMONT Looking to rent a big basement in arimont for ‘’kids’’ if you have please call 845-517-8608
2 BEDROOMS Large 2 bedroom apartment available for rent in scotland hill. Ground floor. Newly renovated kitchen. Separate washer/dryer. 646-957-6608
Wedding Gowns and Dresses WEDDING DRESS Elegant this season chasuna dress size 14. Call 845-354-5743
Beautiful light color sister of the bride 2 pc. Size 0-2. Please call 845-425-4161
DRESS 4 RENT Beautiful navy blue sister of the bride dress for rent size 14 @ great price call 300.0636
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Beautiful burgundy gowns for sale. Many sizes available - Children’s and teen’s. Call 845598-3977
One of a kind, custom, gold, 2-piece Sz 14-16 ideal for mature sister or bride/mother of bar mitzva boy. 425-5941
For sale or rent beautiful maternity lace dress please call 845 356 0749
DRESS FOR RENT Elegant black sz M maternity dress for rent or sale pls call 347432-6669
MECHETENISTA DRESS Young mechetenista or sisterof-the bride dress for sale. Hand beaded, iridescent silk organza over silk. Beautiful color! $200 or best offer! 352-4015
KIDS GOWN FOR SALE/ RENT 3 size 8-10 kids off white/teal petal wedding gown for rent/sale. Worn once. Very reasonable call/ text 347-678-3809
CHILDREN’S GOWNS FOR SALE Childrens light blue & white gowns for sale size #6 & #1.Please call 352-8744
GOWN FOR SALE Stunning light blue and white floral 2 piece gown for sale. Ladies size 6-8. Please call 4250784.
GOWN FOR SALE Two piece off white. Great for married sister of the bride. Call 845-598-3977
CHILDREN’S GOWNS 2 beautiful children’s ivory gowns aprx.size-8 & 12 please call:(845)426-0691
MAGNIFICENT TEEN/ YOUNG LADY GOWNS 1 size 0 ivory & olive green (2 piece), 1size 2 ivory top(winter) and floral hand painted skirt please call:(845)426-0691
2 PIECE GOWN FOR RENT:
Off white, size 2-4 sister of bride maternity dress for rent. Please call 845-425-4161
stunning navy box-pleat gown skirt size 6 and gown top. Great price! 862 505 9546
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IVORY DRESS For sale or rent beautiful ivory dress sister of bride size 10 please call 845 356 0749
CHILDREN’S GOWNS Children’s chasuna dresses many sizes for rent. Also size 2,4 sister of bride dress off white and taupe. 426-0767
END OF SEASON SALE! Designer Children’s Wear. Girls Sizes 4-18.Current winter and past summer stock. 4 items for $99! 503-5997
VELOUR STRETCHIES Sizes 0-3 & 3-6 months 1 for $18, 2 for $30 ($30 value) Call 845426-1291
BEAUTIFUL IVORY GOWN For rent/sale. Lady Size 6-8. Great Price. Please call 659-5886
BOYS VELVET MAROON SUIT Size 6- Please call 659-5886
LIMITED TIME OFFER Beautiful sister/mother of the bride dress for sale or rent. Size 6 black satin w/ rhinestones. Great price/negotiable 845-659-1265
LUXURIOUS MINK FURS... Stoles & Capes, Vintage. Selection of Sizes, To Rent or Buy. Perfect for Weddings & Simchas, Call: 845-425-1845,-or- 845-596-1110
ARBONNE SALES. BEST PRICES. 425-2772
Jobs ACCOUNTING POSITION Accounting office , Monsey. Expert in public accounting a plus, male or female. Fax Resume: 646-792-3313
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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. Resumes to: Careers@ChurchillLiving.com Great pay! Great benefits! EEO/AA Employer
Entry level Buyer/Purchaser wanted for e-commerce company in Hackensack, NJ. Email resume to email@example.com
Home Based ABA Therapy Individuals who have experience working with special needs children Afternoon and weekend hours. Email resume: services@ masterfasater.org
MALE TEACHER Seeking male experienced teacher for teaching group of classes on Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB OPPORTUNITY E-commerce company is seeking a self motivated individual. Computer experience a must, Amazon experience a plus. Good pay for the right individual, great potential for growth. Email resume to email@example.com
F/T SECRETARIAL POSITION Basic knowledge in Excel & Quickbooks. Minimal knowledge in photoshop. Centrally located in Monsey. Call and leave a clear message (347) 709-8528
F/T FEMALE SECRETARIAL POSITION Office is seeking a F/T female employee. Efficient computer and phone skills as well as prior office experience. Fax or email resume 845738-3673 / firstname.lastname@example.org
TITLE INSURANCE OFFICE LOOKING TO HIRE. Excellent communication skills, Detailed oriented and able to work in a fast paced environment. Title insurance experience a plus. Fax resume 845-678-8582 /info@ landtracktitle.com
MORTGAGE PROCESSOR WANTED The Everest Equity Company in Monsey NY is looking for a full time mortgage processor. Must be detail oriented, professional, and able to handle a heavy workload. Qualified applicants please fax or email your resume to 845-357-6175or saram@ everestequity.com.
TAKE PART IN THIS INCREDIBLE MITZVAH! Bikur cholim of rockland is looking for male volunteer drivers to deliver food to patients. We are also seeking ladies available to volunteer in the kitchen for food prep. To join please call 845-425-7877 # 180 !נעמט א טייל אין מצוות ביקור חולים \ביקור חולים זיכט מענער וואלונטערס צו ברענגען ווי אויך זיכן מער.עסן צו פאזיענטן אין שפיטאל פרויען ארויסצוהעלפן מיט’ן צוגרייטן די עסן אין 180 # 845-425-7877 : ביטע ריפט.אונזער קאך
SEEKING GRAPHIC ARTIST NJ - Seeking to Hire a Graphic Designer, hours are 9-5. Will provide transportation. Please email your resume to: YoelFriedman51@gmail.com
MASTER FASTERHome Based ABA Therapy. Individual to work 1:1 with an 8 year old, higher functioning girl in Monroe using the ABA method. Afternoon hours 2/3xs a week.Call 845 477 5000 # 105 Email resume:services@ masterfasater.org
SEEKING TEACHER A boys school in Monsey seeks a 1st grade classroom teacher for secular studies. 3:00-4:20 M-T. Teaching experience required. Call 845-356-2761- leave message
SEEKING TEACHER Cheder in Monsey seeking English teacher, email email@example.com, fax 7183055004
LOOKING FOR CAMP COUNSELORS Four post seminary age head counselors and eight high school age counselors for Litvishe bungalow colony in Monroe. Excellent pay. Contact B. Lifshitz (845) 354-1421
Help wanted store Looking for p/t sales lady/girl. Please call 845 208 8089
A Bais Yaakov elementary school is looking for a shadow for a kindergarten age child. To inquire, please call: 352-1691
SALES HELP WANTED:
p/t sales girl needed afternoon hrs at accessories plus.Please call 845-425-9833 leave message
Looking for married woman to assist in a home based business with packaging etc. flexible hours (347)793-2339
F/T SECRETARIAL POSITION AVAILABLE.
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Knowledge in Excel & Quickbooks. Minimal knowledge in photoshop.Centrally located in Monsey. Please call and leave a clear message (347) 709-8528
A shoe store is looking for a worker for the upcoming season. Good pay for the right candidate, please email agoodfitter@gmail. com
STAFF OPENING Yedei Chesed after school program. Monday – Thursday, 2:30 – 5:30. Call 845-425-0887 ext 275
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THE Services BABYSITTER Experienced babysitter available morning- late night and overnight. Also Sundays and weekends. Adar/West Central area. References available. Please call 845-659-1265
BABYSITTER Experienced, devoted babysitter available to watch your baby with love and care in a small group setting. Located on south rigaud road. Please call 356 3665
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EXCITING NEW PLAYGROUP
Now forming on Fanley\N.Cole Spacious, Warm Lunches, Tons of TLC call Teacher Bruchy at 578-1939
I MAKE IT YOU BAKE IT Rivky’s Famous Challah Dough, custom made to your taste, diet & schedule. Yoshon. SAME DAY ORDERS ACCEPTED 845-3693755
TAX RETURNS Professional service reasonable prices call Y&M Accounting Inc 845.422.2794
HAFROSHAS CHALLAH OPPORTUNITY 5 Or 10 lbs. Of fresh, custom made challah dough. Always perfect texture, made to your needs, yoshon, last minute orders accepted Call 845-538-9332 or email challahdough@gmail.Com
MAKE A DIFFERENCE Do you believe that you can earn a significant income? Do you believe that the world needs a little more health and wealth in it these days? Do you want to help make a difference? I believe in inspiring people to do the things that inspire them so together we can create health and wealth in the world. But I can’t do this alone! Are you looking at improving your current financial situation? Do you enjoy helping people? If so, I might want to meet you! Mrs. F. Katz 845-570-3565
TEETH WHITENING. Get your teeth whitened professionally with lasting results. Male and Female Techs available. Call for specials 845-826-4928
PEARL RESTRINGING Expert & reliable service. Free pickup & delivery 845-352-5013
$40 PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY!
Professional course for men including quickbooks and excel call 845.352.0066
$40 portrait session, with full digital album included! For more information or to book an appointment call Dassy @ 845-517-9920
For all occasions and events for more information call (845)5785657 And leave a message
For every budget and style. Gorgeous setup, top-quality vendors, excellent service, great prices! Call/text: (845) 274-4799. References and photos available upon request.
RIDE TO LAKEWOOD Going to LAKEWOOD late Thursday afternoon, and back to Monsey on Motzei Shabbos.Call 845-425-2583. Leave message if no answer
POEMS Want To Express Your Words With A Poetic Flair? Just $2 A Line. Call Rivky 845-248-6340
COPYRITING Attn: Business Owners/ Organizations. Want to attract customers? Boost sales? Raise funds? Call Copywrite Writing Service today.845-377-5503 Copywritetk@gmail.com
CUSTOM MECHITZAS Custom wood Mechitzas for your Shul, Hall, etc. Please call (845) 372-5228 ,custom , שטארקע,מיר מאכן שיינע .האלצערנע מחיצות
HANDYMAN - TRIMMER * shelving* molding* chair rail* hanging * & more… (845) 6623395
EAR PIERCING Wide selection in the latest styles. Exp in getting it in that perfect spot. Call 371-2325
HANDYMAN Affordable and talented handiman for building, assembling, electrical, installing, repairs. 845-642-0572 862505-9546
INSTALLATION Expert Installation for all your home appliances at reasonable rates please call845-596-0002
CUSTOM PAINTINGS Talented painter at a beginners level is available to do custom paintings according to your preference cheap price using oil or acrylic paint -1929 238 5487
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY Professional photography at unbeatable prices! Bar mitzvahs, mens side at chasunahs, dinners... 862- 505-9546 845-642-0572
VERIZON AT&T SPRINT & ALL PREPAID COMPANIES.
PARTY PLANNING FOR EVERY BUDGET AND STYLE
Cheapest rate plans. No contracts, taxes/fees include. Phones, Accessories, Home phone connect... Sales & rentals, Evening hours, Call/text 845-659-2050
Have your strong points highlighted on a professional resume. Excellent for those with limited work experience. Affordable pricing. 845-596-0131
Gorgeous setup, top-quality vendors, excellent service, great prices! Call/text: (845) 274-4799. References and photos available upon request.
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PROJECTORS FOR RENT
Brand new mini van: Long distance trips Anywhere anytime best service all-wheel-drive always on time call Yankee 845-558-2697
Schools, Family Gathering, etc. Rent a Powerful Projector. Call 845-659-5558
SOUND EQUIPMENT RENTALS Sound equipment rentals for all occasions, speakers, microphones, mixers and more please call 845263-0460
E-Z GREEN CARD Need help? Heimishe lady will translate and explain the process. Call: 845-356-1113
SHUCHT BOOKKEEPING SERVICES QuickBooks Specialist - Need someone to help post, reconcile, run reports & more? I can help. Call 201-376-4378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTOBOOKS Pic It Photobooks 845.352.3013 email@example.com
Be B’Simcha will make your hostess bags! Just pay the cost plus hachnosas kallah donation. Chani: 917.750.4035
Want to help your autistic child? Learn the Son-rise program. Call 845-425-5161
FEELING LOST WHEN MOVING? I can help you organize your house or unpack to make it easier for u! 845 709 2210
ORGANIZING Specializing in creating a system to enable you to keep your kitchen, bdrm, toy closets, & more, easily accessible & organized. Tzipora wenger 845-642-3812
MOONWALK FOR RENT. Enjoyable indoor fun. Great for Sunday and family gatherings. For children up to age 8. $30 a day. Call 356-3142 Proceeds to צדקה.
CUSTOM PRINTS Custom prints for your company on sweat shirts jackets and golf shirts at wholesale prices min 24 psc please call 917-474-3026
CELLPHONES FOR ISRAEL Traveling to Israel? We rent cellphones-daily/weekly specials. Monsey pickup. Please call, leave message if no answer. 845-445-9126
ZIPPER REPAIR Don’t throw away your garments. We repair or replace broken zippers at Accessories Plus 106 Rt 59, monsey 845-426-2881
READING/SPECIAL ED Going for a degree? Get the right experience as an assistant working with master female teacher 1:30-4:00 M-TH, Pre1A boys. Call 356-1400 x112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
REFLEXOLOGY באנייט אייך פיזיש און גייסטיש דורך א היימישע אויך גרייט אריבערצוגיין באהאנדלען.אינגערמאן גוטע פרייזן.ישראל אין שווערע מצבים-חולי 845.521.5378
SON-RISE FOR AUTISM Experienced yungerman professionally trained by the Autism Treatment Center of America willing to train in parents, melamdim and therapists. Call845-274-3244
AUTISM BREAKTHROUGH Experienced, chasiddishe yungerman professionally trained in the Son-rise program. The proven method that helps autistic children connect with the world around them. 845-2743244
BABYSITTING Warm loving babysitter ready to babysit your precious one Route 59 area 845-587-3850
DRUM LESSONS BY SHMUEL KLAVER Monsey’s most experienced Shomer Shabbos drum instructor. Lessons ($40 & up) given in your home or my studio, to boys or girls ages 10-adult, beginners to professional. Call (845) 459-9935
PIANO AND KEYBOARD LESSONS beginners to advanced children and adults please call yisroel fishbain at 718-790-8659/ 973-928-3476
GUITAR LESSONS Experienced female frum instructor will teach you how to play in ten lessons. Years of enjoyment guaranteed! 347-455-5320
ATTENTION KALLAHS: Group will be forming for Rebbetzin Lubin. If you are getting married before pesach, please call to register 845-422-1059
ATTENTION KALLAH: Rebbitzen Lubin will be giving her shiur February 6th and 7th to confirm registration please call 845-422-1059 or 845-425-0916
SUNDAY ART CLASSES Classes given by an experienced art teacher on Bluefield Dr Boys & Girls sessions: 5,6 years 7,8,9, years Y Lichter 845 425 3605
DRUM LESSONS Beginner drum lessons for women and girls. My home or yours. Please call: 845 608 9895
COMPUTERS COURSE Our accelerated 8-lesson private computer course for women will provide you with the necessary skills to find a well paid job. 845-596-4590
CARELINE COSMETICS Sales and Makeup applications by Raizy Gefner. We Deliver! Call 425-0784.
BASHIE BRODY Hairstyling..Haircutting.. Courses...Wigs...Makeup...makeup sales Call: 845-426-4632 / 845538-7603
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WASH ‘N SETS
Haircuts, blows & chasunah styling, wash & sets - quick service suzanne area please call 356-1939
BB’s Professional Wash N Sets located in Forshay: Wash ‘n Sets: $25 Falls: $20 Call or text: (410)960-4427
STYLED N STYLE
Learn to style your own hair/ shaitels or for others. One-on-one or group lessons. 845 608 9895
To have your hair professionally done for a great price call now 578-1939
HUMAN HAIR SHAITELS!
Beautiful tznius human hair shaitels! According to Rav Falk’s guidelines. 700 Dollars! 862-5059546
Sick & tired of colds/viruses? Solution- Magic Vitalized Immunity helps for all b”h. Special on vita - c. Free delivery call/text 845 213 8016
LOST & FOUND
DEVORA’S HAIR DESIGN
Wash n sets, cuts, blows-Hair courses available-learn to style your own/others hair/shaitels! 845 608 9895
HAIR AND WIGS
Gemachim NEW MATERNITY CLOTHING GEMACH! Many sizes, good condition maternity clothing for weekday and Shabbos. Please call 845-4459687 to make an appointment.
BRIS GEMACH Brand new bris outfit and pillow. Located on Rt. 306 845.352.3013
Lost & Found LEATHER GLOVE
THROAT CULTURES :
Lost Men’s leather glove at Town Square, Evergreen area. 845-3525819
Call 641-1627 or 845-356-3851
THE MOTHER HEN METHOD
Cuts-Blows-Styling, Wash ‘n SetsFREE PICKUP & DELIVERY Call: 845-274-741
A New Approach to Childbirth. You Can have it easily and completely naturally B’ezras Hashem Call Now (845)587-1649
Someone took my tallis a few weeks ago, in forshay shul by the shabbos bavarfen. Please call 845-263-2846
RELEASE THE STRESS!
Cuts $10 Styling $15 Contact Hudy at: 845.356.6215 Conveniently located on Blauvelt Rd ic
*Swedish *Deep Tissue *Pregnancy *ReflexologyMassage by Sarah (845)2022911NY/NJ Licensed
Found a pencil case with pencils thursday parshas vayeitzei on horton please call 845-426-7981
HOUSE CALLS BY HINDY
Bringing beauty to you! WaxingMakeup-Hair-Wigs. Ask about the waxing club card. 917-5896350
Certified Massage therapist available for house calls. Prenatal, Swedish & Deep Tissue. Chavi Brisk CMT 845 694 9204
CHANIE’S HAIR SALON
MIRACLE BLOSSOMS DOULA SERVICES
Glen Hill and Augusta area Wash & set: $20, Haircut: $12 Call 845538-3254
Chana Bracha Abramson CD(DONA) 845-213-5525
BB Cream on special! Call Raizy Gefner. We Deliver! Call 4250784
Professional female massage therapist available for evening appointments. My home or yours. Women only. 848-202-4980
‘’CARELINE’’ For all your makeup and skin care. Call Y. Margaretten 3621823 free delivery!
HAIR & WIG DESIGN Haircuts. Blows. Wedding styles. Wash & sets. C. D. Muller 4261804 306/Blauvelt area
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Misc. TRADE A CAR Do you have a fifteen passenger van? Looking to trade a car for a fifteen passenger van for two weeks in the end of june. Will pay. Call 845 648 6002
RING Found two tone ring with diamonds in the town square mall 845-425-4650
BRACELET A few month ago a bracelet was found in a local restaurant pls call 4697770010
GLOVES Someone left a pair of black leather ladies gloves @ Bandese. (845)596-7494
Free Giveaways EXTRA BABY JARS? have baby jars to give away? please call: 845)425-2237
GIVEAWAY Small china closet, honey color, good condition. 425-0695
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