ע"ו Our Town’s Weekly Issue #53
תשJun סיוןe 8 ' ב, 2 - ר01 דב6 במ שת ר
ע"ו Our Town’s Weekly Issue #53
תשJun סיוןe 8 ' ב, 2 - ר01 דב6 במ שת ר
Dear Readers, It’s been a year!
YOEL ITZKOWITZ Editor in Chief:
D. GORALNIK Content Director:
R. REESE Art Director:
AJ WACHSMAN Project Coordinator
R. ITZKOWITZ THE MONSEY VIEW P.O. BOX 305 Monsey N.Y. 10952
Our anniversary issue marks a big moment for us at The Monsey View and a big moment for the community at large. Week after week, we gave you our all as we informed, entertained, and inspired. And week after week, the feedback we received surpassed our grandest expectations. The enthusiasm of our fans and the anticipation of our readers explain why the stack of 15,000 copies that we print weekly is down to zero even before the next issue takes its place on the shelves. It also explains the impact that our advertisers feel. They know that an ad placed in The Monsey View is an ad that will be seen by the entire community, not once, but time and again. Such is the nature of our publication. We are honored to end up on your kitchen table, tucked between your couch cushions, and packed in your bag when you go away for Shabbos. And, most of all, we are honored to have become a community forum, a medium to exchange ideas, discuss matters of import, and examine pressing issues. Many important topics have been raised, debated, and finally resolved. But the one subject that surfaced in our pages multiple times is the garbage issue. In honor of our first Anniversary, The Monsey View is launching a program to give everyone the continuous gift of a beautiful, clean community. We know that as our community and our families are Baruch Hashem growing, it is often a challenge to stay on top of the mess. And yet, it is so important to preserve the beauty that makes Monsey so special. In an effort to inspire our readers to do their part, we present a two-part cleanup contest, with fantastic prizes to get everyone excited! Like everything else, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We’re pretty sure that once our program brings the awareness and gets everyone into the habit of cleaning up as they go, tossing litter in the trash, putting bikes and toys away, and disposing of garbage and boxes properly, the landscape in our town will change. Children will pick up on these habits which will last them a lifetime, and preserve the charm of our town. Come on everybody. Join The Monsey View in our campaign to keep the views of Monsey looking gorgeous. If we all pitch in, the results will be simply spectacular! As we enter our second year of servicing the Monsey community, we have many more surprises in store, as we stay in beat with each season and stage, and as we commit to remain the voice of the Greater Monsey community.
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ע”ו Our Town’s Weekly Issue #53
תשJun סיוןe 8 ’ ב, 2 - ר01 דב6 במ שת ר
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RE: DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
The Desert Botanical Garden of Phoenix, Arizona mentioned in issue #52 (FYI) is truly a beautiful place to visit. My husband and I made that our first stop on our vacation to Arizona nearly a year ago. It is especially interesting for us New Yorkers who are unused to seeing any type of desert plant (unless we receive it as part of our Shavuos planter), but I must point out that at the time of our visit the temperature was 112°F! Unless you try to catch your breath in the air-conditioned gift shop, the sun is blazing and there is no shade. For those who would try to tell you that Arizona’s heat is dry, let me assure you that we felt every degree of that 112° and simply couldn’t stand the heat long enough to enjoy our entire stay. As a matter of fact, their “Tips for Visiting” calls for “being prepared for the heat” with warnings to stay hydrated, protect your skin, pace yourself, and ask a garden staff member if you need help. Also, 140 acres cannot possibly be covered by foot in one outing (87 city blocks!), and although electric scooters are available, according to the brochure (for an additional fee), we were not offered any. Naturally, a visit in the winter no
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Dear A & R Zimberg, Thank you for your recent series in The Monsey View, Every Man a Handyman. We purchased our home about five years ago, and at the time, we didn’t realize what it would take to keep it well-maintained and attractive! We are not too handy, and small matters, like installing hooks in the coat closet or filling in chipped paint, are daunting tasks. (A set of four picture frames were stacked on a shelf gathering dust for months, until a kind neighbor volunteered to mount them on the wall for us.) I watch helplessly as hinges begin to squeak, grout begins to flake away, and our home begins to show inevitable signs of wear and tear. I appreciate your well-written articles because they do not presume any
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CHARMING VISIT TO ABMA’S FARM
I read so much about Abma’s farm in the back and forth in your inbox that I had to check it out myself, now that the weather has turned pleasant. I took my family there last Friday, and we had a beautiful experience. There were several Yiddish families, and the atmosphere was so nice. We bought delicious summer fruits in their charming little market for Shabbos, and my children ages 2-7 had a lovely time at the farm. Thank you for featuring the information. Rivka E.
WHERE TO PURCHASE SILICONE MOLDS SOMETIMES WANTING SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL DOESN’T NEED TO BE JUSTIFIED OR EXPLAINED. HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL IS REASON ENOUGH.
When I saw the chocolate squares featured in Issue 51, I knew that this is what I wanted to make for Shavuos. I visited several stores, but didn’t see the silicone molds in the square shape. Do you have any idea where I can find them? The Monsey View Responds: The local stores that carry baking supplies have a variety of silicone molds in different shapes. The square molds, called Wilton Silicone 24-Cavity Square Brownie Bite Molds are available online at various vendors. You can call Walmart or Macy’s via telephone to check if they have it available in store or to order them. Macy’s: 1(800) 289-6229; Walmart: 1(800) 925-6278 They have been available in Amazing Savings and Michael’s in the past, but it may not be a current in-store item.
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For the many readers who wanted to get hold of the dairy recipes in Issues 51 and 52, back issues are available in The Monsey View office. You can drop in Monday - Thursday between 10:00am and 5:00pm to pick up your copy. The Monsey View 3 College Road, Suite 204
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WeighSmarter when you feel out of control around food. And it really is scary! I mean, how many people try to avoid going to simchas because of all the food? How many people avoid keeping certain foods in the house because they’re afraid of scarfing it all down in one sitting? I don’t blame anyone for feeling this way, and I feel bad that the smallest piece of chocolate can exert such a strong influence over a 168-pound woman! If you think about it, it’s true. But what are you supposed to do about it? Should you focus on willpower? Motivation? Should you tell yourself a million times that you don’t like what you see in the mirror? Should you worry and stress yourself out about your health?
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Keeping the Temptation in Check Shavous is right around the corner, complete with all the mouthwatering peanut butter cheesecakes, red velvet cupcakes, cookies, and more. Just walking through those aisles of milchige stuff leaves us salivating. It’s Yom Tov, and that means all of these milchigs leads many of us straight into panic mode. “How can I go through Shavous and avoid gaining five pounds?” people have asked me. And it’s not only on Yom Tov, because some people have told me that it all began when they started baking. Then they are anxious that they will indulge in all of those goodies on Shavuos, and they will nibble on the leftovers as well. So, I definitely hear your concern, since I used to be a fan of all those scrumptious goods. I remember years ago on Shavous, after the milchig suedah, I literally felt drunk and needed to drag myself to bed! There’s good reason that Yehudis gave Elifornus a dairy meal – all that sugar combined with the lactose makes for a great sleeping pill. It’s a pretty expensive drug, though. Some people have told me, “I wish I could be allergic to milchig!” That’s how nervous they are before Shavous, and for good reason, mainly because it’s scary
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– that is, if you eat when you’re not hungry – and that being an emotional eater is just fine. You don’t have to love the fact that you’re an emotional eater, but admitting the truth to yourself is an important part of making peace with the truth and moving on. By trying to rationalize your overeating by claiming you just love food, you go in conflict with your inner truth. There is no lying to oneself! TIP 2. Although my theory is not to deprive yourself, some of you are still developing your skills when it comes to tasting your food, enjoying it, and moving on with life. So, until you build inner strength with the Emotional Freedom Technique and other strategies, it might be easier for you to steer totally clear of sugary foods. When you say that you can’t stop once you’ve started eating sweets, it’s really that you don’t know how to stop because your emotions are driving you to overeat. I do
agree that eating sweets on an empty stomach is a bad idea, especially since your blood sugar will spike and fall very quickly, which will make you crave even more food. Many people, myself included, have taken the challenge to see if eating sweets on an empty stomach really affects us, and the answer is clear. I wouldn’t recommend it – it’s definitely a challenge – but the fact that each of us managed to stop is truly fascinating. Don’t forget, I am talking about the people who claim that they can’t stop eating once they’ve started. So, it is pretty amazing to see how inspiring a person’s inner strength can be. TIP 3. If you like your kitchen, there are many things you can make with monk fruit sugar or Xylitol that will help you reduce your sugar and carb consumption by a great deal! Any cheesy dish without crust or dough can be made without refined sugar. And if you’re a takeout type,
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The king announced that he wished a vast forest to be cut down, and he decreed that all able-bodied men should assist in the job. Some men brought axes, while others brought saws. Two lucky workers had the ultimate tool: an electric chainsaw. They were the envy of all. One of the lucky workers with a chainsaw spent half his day boasting of his prized possession, and showing it off. Most of the other workers spent half their day admiring the chainsaw, and thinking of ways to acquire one for themselves. Only two workers refused to be distracted, but instead put all their efforts into fulfilling the king’s wishes: the second lucky owner of a chainsaw, and one man with a simple axe. Both spent the entire day chopping down as many trees as their tool would allow. The king, seeing devotion of these two workers, elevated both of them to positions of honor, and bestowed upon both great rewards. It says in this week’s Parsha, “V’itchem yih’yu ish ish lamateh, ish rosh l’veis avosav hu. – With you there shall be one man for each tribe, each who is a head of his father’s house.” R’ Moshe Chafetz, ztz”l, explains the statement “each who was the head of his father’s house” to mean that each man was the beginning of a noble lineage, rather than the descendant of such a lineage. He
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gave a moshul to explain this, as follows. Two men were arguing, and one man accused the other of having poor yichus. The other man replied, “Your yichus may be good, but your yichus ends with you, while my yichus begins with me.” Yichus is something that is highly sought after, and for good reason. The z’chus avos of a yachsan, the purity of body of the yachsan, and the spiritual DNA of the yachsan, are all tools that can help propel the yachsan
No matter who we are or whom we marry, we are all capable of raising holy children and living holy lives. to greatness in avodas Hashem. When marrying off children, parents look for families with yichus because that yichus will then become the yichus of their grandchildren. However, it is far too easy to forget why it is that yichus is desirable. We want our children to have holy yichus because we want our children to be holy. Yichus is a powerful tool in avodas Hashem – but the goal is avodas Hashem, not impressive social status. No matter who we are or whom we marry, we
are all capable of raising holy children and living holy lives. Whether one has been blessed with an electric chainsaw or a simple axe, we must put all of our efforts into using every resource we have to serve Hashem wholeheartedly, and raise our children to do likewise. We can begin by realizing that every tool that Hashem gave us was chosen by Hashem for us – we have everything we need to do the job right. I was once looking to fill in more of my family tree, and my search led me to the Dinover Rebbe, ztz”l, here in Monsey. When I sat down with him, I saw the image that yichus is meant to help one attain. This tzadik was living in another world – a world above this one. He had transcended ordinary life and ordinary issues. The Rebbe could not understand why any person would “waste” precious time and energy in looking to fill out a family tree – time and energy that could be spent in avodas Hashem. I will never forget his words: “Rather than devote your time to finding out from where you come, you should put that energy into where you are going. Put your effort instead into raising righteous children and righteous doros.” Yichus is a powerful tool, but it is not the only tool, and it is not even a necessary tool. Any per-
son can achieve the same goal, but it might take more work. As we approach Shavuos, a perfect example is brought to mind: Rus. Rus had the opposite of good yichus – she was a Moabite – and yet her success in avodas Hashem was so powerful that all the kings of Klal
Yisrael would descend from her, and ultimately Moshiach himself will descend from her. It is far better to be the beginning of a line of good yichus than the end. It is a greater honor that people should say of a man that his einiklech are fortunate to have
What are the halachos pertaining to cut flowers? May I move them? May the vase be refilled with water if it spills? Is there anything else I need to know about them?
On Shavuos, it’s a minhag to spread branches, flowers, and grass in our homes and shuls as a zecher of the Torah that was given on Har Sinai, (Shulchan Aruch) which was surrounded by flowers and grass in a breathtaking display with a heady fragrance. It is also a minhag to place trees in shuls as a zecher that Shavuos is Rosh Hashana for the trees. (Magen Avrahom) One should be mispalel that the trees should bear good fruits this year. A muktzah machmas gufo (something that has no known use, e.g. a pebble) that one was “m’yached” before Shabbos to be m’taltel (to move on Shabbos), is no longer considered muktzah. One is m’yached a muktzah machmas gufo by lifting up the object before Shabbos and having in mind (preferably verbalizing it) that one will be m’taltel it on Shabbos. • Therefore, a branch of a tree (which al pi halacha is muktzah machmas gufo and is assur to touch on Shabbos), becomes permitted to be moved once one is m’yached it before Shabbos. • Some poskim say that even regular flowers are muktzah machmas gufo. Therefore one may not touch flowers on Shabbos unless one is m’yached them before Shabbos. • One may not lift up or lower down a live plant in a pot of soil, even if the pot doesn’t have a hole on the bottom. This applies even if one is m’yached it before Shabbos, because it is considered zoreya, (seeding) or tolesh (uprooting); i.e bringing or removing it closer to or further from its source of sustenance. One may, however, use one’s foot to move the plant from place to place on the same level. If it is known that daylight would expedite the growth of a particular plant, one may not move or kick it with one’s foot closer to the window. • It is muttar to remove a fruit from a branch that has
descended from him, than to say how fortunate he is to have descended from a certain ancestor. In other words, it is better to be the person of great spiritual stature than to have descended from such a man. Best of all is to have both, of course – to be a tzadik ben tzadik.
One Halachah at a Time By Rebbetzin Y. Weissmandl been removed from its source. Nowadays, for example, there is a variety of fruits that are served at upscale affairs, where there are whole branches of fruit served. It is muttar to remove one fruit at time.There is no issur of tolesh ( )תולשbecause the branch has been removed from its source of sustenance. (However, one should refrain from taking two or more fruits at a time in order to be choshesh to the opinion of some poskim that this would violate the issur of ( )מפרקmefarek.) • It is a minhag to smell flowers on Shavuos, because at Har Sinai there were beautiful, fragrant flowers. It is muttar to smell fresh flowers or trees that are still in the ground on Shabbos, as long as one does not touch them. • It is assur to put flowers in a vase of water on Shabbos. It is also assur to change or add water to the vase or flower arrangement on Shabbos, even if one was m’yached the flowers before Shabbos. • If one kept the flowers in the fridge, one may not remove them from the fridge on Shabbos to arrange them for yom tov (as in the case of this year’s calendar) in order not to violate the issur of preparing for yom tov on Shabbos. • If the water spilled out of the vase, it may not be replaced on Shabbos. If the flowers spilled out or were removed from the vase but the water remains in the vase, one may replace the flowers back into the old water. • Besha’as hadchak, for example at a simcha, when there are large quantities of expensive flowers, one may leave them in the fridge until one needs them and then put them into vases or vessels that were filled with water before Shabbos. This is only muttar if one was m’yached the flowers before Shabbos so they are not muktzah . • However, there are certain types of flowers that open up very fast. It is not permitted to put these flowers in a vase of prepared water. If they were already in the water on Shabbos and they spilled out of the vase, one may not replace them into the old water.
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The Eternal Heart of Yisroel I have found Dovid, My servant (Tehillim 89). He seemed suitable in every way. A son of Yishai, tall and good looking. Capable of commanding respect. And yet Shmuel, on this occasion, had erred. Eliav was not the one Hashem chose as king. “For man sees what the eye beholds, but Hashem sees the heart.” (Shmuel I, 16, 7) Eliav was prone to anger. (Rashi ibid, Pesachim 66b) Although Hashem had told Shmuel to anoint a son of Yishai, when seven sons were gathered, Hashem did not guide him to anoint any of them. The eighth son had not been called. Out shepherding the flocks, was Dovid. No great hopes for him. His brothers viewed him as deficient. He was an Admoni, inclined by nature towards spilling blood. Shmuel took one look and saw the issue. Hashem told him other-
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wise. Dovid was in control of his middos. He would only act when instructed by the Sanhedrin. (Midrash Shmuel) “Hashem sees the heart.” This pasuk perhaps defines Dovid’s legacy. Every Jew knows where to turn when he needs to pour out his heart; to connect with his heart and with Hashem. The Tehillim of Dovid, King of Yisroel. Who was Dovid, and how did he achieve that perfect heart, unbeknown even to his close family? Hashem Adonenu mah adir Shimcha bechol ha’aretz!... “Hashem, our Master! How mighty is Your Name in all the Earth, for You rest Your Glory in the Heavens!” (Tehillim 8, 2) Dovid, shepherding his flock, would lead the sheep out into the wilderness. There, he would be astounded at the vastness of Creation. He gazed at
the awe-inspiring sight of the stars of the Heavens, and was enthralled. “For I see Your Heavens, Your handiwork…” he continued. (Zohar Chadash, Shir HaShirim) He felt humbled before his Creator and wondered: “What is man that You remember him?” Why did You rest Your Presence on such a puny creature? “Hashem granted man the understanding to recognize G-d’s handiwork, to thank and praise Him. All His creations were made for man’s benefit. Man is therefore duty-bound to think deeply, to recognize G-d’s work and to give thanks for it all.” (Radak, Tehillim ibid) Awe-inspired by Creation, filled with gratitude at the privilege of serving Hashem, Dovid yearned to reflect His Glory in his own heart and deeds. “Hashem sees the heart.” This was Dovid, the collective heart of Klal Yisroel.
prevent the soldiers from accepting the Yoke of Heaven (Rashi ibid, 16). “Surely the heart of one who cares for the Glory of Hashem and His people will be aroused… Not for the sake of reward,” Dovid thought. (Malbim) “Hashem, Who saved me from the lion and the bear, shall save me from this Philistine,” he declared. (ibid, 37) Dovid’s triumph over a lion and a bear
which attacked his flock was a sign from Heaven that he would experience a similar salvation for the sake of Yisroel. (Rashi) Now was the time to act. …He will save me from this “Come here, and I will feed Philistine (Shmuel I, 17). your flesh to the birds of the Golias. The equivalent of a heavens and to the animals nuclear missile. The mention of the field!” the giant thunof his name struck terror into dered. (ibid 44) Dovid was the mightiest hearts. Who davening: B’krov alai mere’im dared step forward to answer l’echol es besari… “When evilhis blasphemous chaldoers approach me to lenge? Only Dovid; not consume my flesh, my Every Jew knows where oppressors and my eneven a soldier. “For who is this… to turn when he needs emies, they will stoop Philistine, that he blasand fall…” (Tehillim 27, phemes the armies of to pour out his heart; to 2, Vayikra Rabbah 21, 2) the Living G-d?” (Shmuel connect with his heart and Dovid replied fearlessly: I, 17, 26) Golias intention“You come to me with ally taunted the Jew- with Hashem. The Tehillim the sword… but I come ish army at the times of you in the Name of of Dovid, King of Yisroel. to reciting the Shema, to Hashem…”  Chazal are not suggesting that Dovid’s need to feign insanity represents the entire purpose of insanity. Suffice it to say that Dovid appreciated the secrets of Creation on a profoundly deep level, and it was at that level that his question was asked, and answered.
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“They will stoop and fall.” That is exactly what happened to Golias. Not for his own glory; not for the sake of reward. Dovid fought for the sake of Hashem. “Man sees what the eyes behold.” The army of Yisroel saw a terrifying opponent and were close to despair. Dovid’s heart burned for the honor of Hashem. “Hashem sees the heart.”
When Hashem saved him… from the hand of Shaul (Shmuel II, 22) Dovid suffered greatly due to his anointment as king. He was pursued and persecuted by Shaul HaMelech, who saw him as a Mored B’Malchus, a rebel, who deserved to die.
There is something very striking about Dovid’s response to the harrowing situations he went through. Dovid learned great lessons from his experiences. Having received assistance in Nov, the city of Kohanim, Dovid escaped to the land of the Pelishtim. When Achish, King of Gass, become
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hostile, Dovid found a novel way to deal with the problem: he feigned madness. (Shmuel I, 21.) Not surprisingly, this did not come naturally to Dovid. The Midrash (Shocher Tov) fills in some background. Dovid would praise Hashem for the beauty of His creations. “Wisdom is the most beautiful of Your Creations,” Dovid declared. One thing he could not understand was why the opposite of wisdom — insanity — exists. Hashem replied: You, Dovid, will need insanity.” Now, in his fear at Achish’s hostility, Dovid davened: Yom ira ani elecha evtach — “On the day that I fear, I will trust in You.” (Tehillim 56, 4) Hashem responded: “What do you request, Dovid?” “Please, give me some of that insanity that You created!” Dovid pleaded. Hashem enabled Dovid to act the part to perfection, and Achish wanted to be rid of him, and fast. Dovid escaped unharmed, but a piece of the puzzle of Hashem’s Creation had been put into place. Dovid treasured the knowledge that even insanity has a purpose, and composed Tehillim 34, which begins L’Dovid b’shanoso es ta’amo — “By Dovid, when he changed his behavior before Avimelech…”  The Midrash explains that Dovid said: “How good is insanity! Wisdom in its time, insanity in its time.” Insanity was one of three facets of Creation whose purpose Dovid wished to under-
After thousands of years, Dovid, the humble shepherd, is still bringing back Hashem’s lost sheep, inspiring the hearts and minds of Am Yisroel with his passionate love of Hashem and Torah.
stand. The other two were… Shlomo HaMelech writes in 35) In the company of other gnats and spiders. Hashem Mishlei 18, 21. kings, he would speak words saw to it that in the course The same Dovid, who as of Torah unabashedly, and of Dovid’s travails, all three a young shepherd had gazed would even rule on complex saved his life. at Creation in wonderment, Halachic questions. (Tehillim How did a gnat and a spinever lost his desire to per119, 46; Berachos 4a) der save Dovid’s life? When ceive Hashem’s wisdom in There is a touching story Shaul was seeking Dovid, he all that he saw. Unfazed by of more recent times, which entered the cave where Dovthe odyssey of his struggle I believe is featured in one of id was concealed. (Shmuel I, with Shaul, Dovid’s loving Rabbi Pesach Krohn’s books. 24) A spider had spun a web heart remained open, never A bachur who had become a across the entrance to the questioning his own sufferbaal teshuvah persuaded his cave, convincing Shaul that ing, wanting only to learn; to secular father to join him for Dovid could not have entered. praise Hashem for each fresh Shavuos in the Yeshiva of Thus Hashem saw to it that a inspiration. It was as if he Ofakim. In Ofakim they have spider saved Dovid’s life. On was on a treasure hunt, and a custom of reciting Tehillim another occasion (ibid, 26, the spiritual knowledge that 119 with great fervor at the 12), when Dovid and his men he sought was the prize. If conclusion of Shavuos night. found Shaul’s camp slumthat treasure hunt had to be a When they reached the end bering, which was a miracle, hazardous obstacle course, it of that mizmor, the father, Dovid approached the sleepwas worth the effort as far as who had been watching proing King Shaul to take his Dovid was concerned. Dovceedings impassively, sudspear and water pitcher, to id’s great heart was always denly burst into tears. What demonstrate that he meant open to learn. “Hashem sees had stirred him? The final paShaul no harm. The Midrash the heart.” suk, which says: “I have wonrelates that while Dovid was dered like a lost sheep. Seek reaching for these items, he How I love Your Torah! out Your servant, for I have became pinned under Shaul’s (Tehillim 119) not forgotten Your mitzvos.” thigh and could not move. A We have not begun to The father decided then and terrible predicament indeed… do justice to the life and the there to return to Judaism. until a gnat bit Shaul and he greatness of Dovid Melech After thousands of years, moved his leg away. Yisroel. One aspect of his life Dovid, the humble shepherd, Another lesson that Dovthat we must touch on is his is still bringing back Hashid learned, this time from a overflowing love of Torah. em’s lost sheep, inspiring very bitter experience, was Sefer Tehillim, in particular the hearts and minds of Am about the terrible harm that the longest mizmor, 119, exYisroel with his passionate Lashon Hara can cause. The presses this passionate love. love of Hashem and Torah. killing of 85 Kohanim in Dovid, with his many reHis Tehillim will continue to Nov was the direct result of sponsibilities as king, would inspire us until the coming the Lashon Hara spoken by sometimes set out for a parof Moshiach ben Dovid, and Doeg. Doeg reported to his ticular place and instead find beyond. master, Shaul, that Achimelhimself in a Beis HaMedrash, “Hashem sees the heart.” ech had assisted Dovid, who so preoccupied was he with was a wanted man — alTorah. (Vayikra Rabbah, Much of this article is based though he hadn’t been on the sefer Chayei aware of that fact. Shaul HaMelech by Rav Yosef punished the city of Nov It was as if he was on a Schischa. by ordering the Kohanim treasure hunt, and the killed. This tragedy had a Shimon Mordechai Cohen clear lesson for Dovid: spiritual knowledge that is the author of The Maj“Death and life are in the he sought was the prize. esty of Rosh HaShanah hands of the tongue.” As (Mosaica / Feldheim.)
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לכבוד די יום טוב שבועות קומען מיר ארויס מיט א ספעציעלע פראגראם אויסצונוצן די ימי השבועות מיט'ן זאגן קאפיטלעך תהלים און דערביי וועט מען באקומען מתן שכרה בצידה אינאיינעם מיט א ווערטפולע גורל .פאר יעדער וואס איז זיך משתתף אין אונזער פראגראם
The Monsey View invites you to join an exciting and meaningful contest, which will run throughout Shavuos. To enter, recite your designated amount of Tehillim per day each day of Shavuos.
צו נעמען א חלק אין דער פראגראם דארף יעדער קינד זאגן א באשטימטע צאל קאפיטלעך יעדן טאג פון יום .טוב
Under age 5: 1 kapitel Age 5: 3 kapitlach Age 6: 5 kapitlach Age 7: 7 kapitlach Age 8: 8 kapitlach
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ניין קאפיטלעך: יאר9 צען קאפיטלעך: יאר10
Age 12: 12 kapitlach In addition to the immeasurable rewards and the satisfaction it will give you, every participant of this contest who submits a completed chart after Shavuos will be able to go into Toys 4 U to claim a prize! Furthermore, each participant will enter an exciting drawing! The winning ticket will be the lucky winner of a walkie-talkie set!
עלף קאפיטלעך: יאר11 צוועלף קאפיטלעך: יאר12 אין צוגאב צו די אומצאליגע זכותים און הנאה וואס מען וועט יעדער וואס פילט אויס דער צעטל נאך,באקומט און באקומען אToys 4 U שבועות קענען אריינגיין צו .מתנה אויך וועט מען אריינגיין אין א גורל צו .Toys 4 U פוןwalkie-talkie set געוואונען א
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PRAYERS FOR FAMILY
For shalom bayis - PEREK 139, 140
For general success - PEREK 57, 108
For happiness in the home - PEREK 96, 97
In overcoming ga’ava - PEREK 131
To have children - PEREK 102, 103
In overcoming jealousy - PEREK 69
For protection of a newborn child - PEREK 127 Before learning Torah - PEREK 134
In controlling oneself from speaking gossip - PEREK 52
For success in spiritual matters - PEREK 39
In fighting the yetzer hara - PEREK 56, 59 In keeping an oath - PEREK 132 In calming oneself after a frightening experience - PEREK 53, 145 In not envying evil people - PEREK 37
PRAYERS FOR THE REDEMPTION
In discouraging oneself from sinning - PEREK 12
Yearning for the coming of Moshiach - PEREK 45, 68
In resisting forbidden temptations - PEREK 81
A prayer to end galus - PEREK 42, 67, 73, 126
In finding favor in the eyes if the government - PEREK 78
A plea for the end of sorrows for the Jewish people PEREK 43
In meeting with a government official - PEREK 34 In meeting with an important person - PEREK 122 For success in finances - PEREK 24 For success in business - PEREK 63
TRAVEL For success on a trip - PEREK 17 Before embarking on a trip - PEREK 34
For one who buys and sells - PEREK 114 For success in a court case - PEREK 7, 73, 93, 119 For success in an argument against nonbelievers - PEREK 115
For road travel - PEREK 119
For success in one’s mission - PEREK 82
When crossing an ocean - PEREK 21
For success in requesting something from another person - PEREK 65
When crossing a river - PEREK 64 For protection from enemies during travel- PEREK 125
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No matter what situation a Yid finds himself in, there is one companion that always relieves anxiety, suffering, and offers a glimpse of hope in troubled times: Tehillim. Devotedly penned by Dovid HaMelech many long years ago, the timeless messages and prayers of Tehillim are still relevant today, in our times. But how does one know which chapter to turn to in order to find the words to best express his heart’s desires? Here’s a handy list that you can keep, and whenever your heart is heavy, glance at this reference guide to find the most appropriate chapter for your situation.
SONGS OF PRAISE
Declaring Hashem’s greatness - PEREK 113
For protection (generic) - PEREK 91
In praise of Hashem - PEREK 66
For protection from harm - PEREK 119
To praise Hashem for His deeds - PEREK 150
For protection from danger - PEREK 11
A reminder to trust in Hashem, not in man - PEREK 146
For protection from evil - PEREK 36
Proclaiming the awesomeness of Hashem- PEREK 29
For protection from evil people - PEREK 11
Acknowledging the smallness of man compared to the magnitude of Hashem- PEREK 90
For protection from ayin hara - PEREK 31
Thanking Hashem for taking care of His people - PEREK 107
For Protection from lashon hara/rechilus - PEREK 38 For protection from tragedy - PEREK 13
In praise of righteousness - PEREK 112
From a flood - PEREK 24 From sudden/unusual death - PEREK 116 At night - PEREK 121 From wild animals - PEREK 22
From a ferocious dog - PEREK 58
A prayer for forgiveness - PEREK 51, 62, 75, 130
From a snake or scorpion - PEREK 120
A request for rachmei shamayim - PEREK 32, 106
From thieves - PEREK 18, 50
For help in repenting - PEREK 135, 136
Of the kehilla - Perek 88
PRAYERS REGARDING ENEMIES/WAR During a war - PEREK 70, 83 A prayer to end all war - PEREK 46, 47 For success against enemies - PEREK 94, 100 For peace with enemies - PEREK 28, 110 That our enemies receive their due punishment - PEREK 55 To put fear in the hearts of one’s enemies - PEREK 48, 53 For the destruction of the enemies of our people - PEREK 79
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By Chany Rosengarten
Recap: Now rested, Sara finds that her children have enjoyed the largess of the new neighbors she doesn’t even know. The neighbors invite her for Shalosh Seudaos.
The school was in a house. Sara sat with the principal, Mrs. Pomerantz, in what might have been a master bedroom walk-in closet, and discussed her daughter, Tehilla. “I’ll be very honest,” she said. “My daughter is on the spectrum.” She outlined Tehilla’s needs, but didn’t omit her strengths, and also expounded on the child’s resources, her shadow, the remedial programs available to her, everything they had worked to cultivate in her old school, and that Tehilla was now a migrant bird without a roost. Mrs. Pomerantz pulled a binder from the shelves behind her desk and flipped through a number of plastic sleeves. “We have some very bright and talented girls here. Girls who we’ll ensure are ready for a significant future. And we have girls whose scholastic or social prowess isn’t their finest point. We don’t differentiate, and we provide what each child needs, because our aim is Jewish education.” Sara was nodding vigorously. “But I have one question. Why, if everything worked so well for your child, are you bringing her here?” I have no choice, Sara fumbled for the most diplomatic way of saying. “We… decided that…” The principal seemed to not hear her. “Statistically, a school needs great siyata d’Shmaya and a lot of backing not to fold at some point. We’ve had great success, and I’m fairly confident. But… you’re moving from a very well-established place.” She stated it as an observation, but it was a question, an interrogation, almost, by a woman with keen insight. There was no escaping this woman; she knew, and she was honing in, to make Sara understand that she knew. Sara could talk about her daughter. About how Tehilla was difficult. But she had said that already. Or — and a dreadful feeling was anchoring in her bowels — she could talk about how she, herself, wasn’t a who’s-who, how she always lived out of the area, wasn’t from the patrons and pillars of the school… but she didn’t have to put herself down. She had
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enough sense to know that her fears about being less were cloud threads — not rooted in the reality of her life, but born out of the shame of being ousted from the school she’d called her own. In real life, she was a successful career woman, a loving mother, her husband was a marbitz Torah, and she was the daughter of a wonderful woman who was one of the pioneers in Monsey. There was nothing to tell on herself. “Monsey isn’t what it was,” she finally told the woman with keen, beautiful eyes. “The landscape is changing, growing.. The parent body in our old school has swelled. While I once was the mainstay of the school, the face of the student body, they can no longer accommodate Tehilla and her needs. The place
There was no escaping this woman; she knew, and she was honing in, to make Sara understand that she knew. is just too big. That’s why I’m changing.” Mrs. Pomerantz nodded, once, twice. She dropped her pen and leaned forward. “Monsey is feeling seismic rumblings, and it’s those closest to the heart of who we are as a town, those sitting on the fault lines, who feel it first.” They discussed this at length, and by the time Sara left through the back door of the small house with a plaque nailed to the door pronouncing it a Bais Yaakov, she knew she had a sister in this town, someone just as passionate about Monsey, just as caring. And she had a school for Tehilla, a place where she could talk to the administration if she ran into issues, which she knew she inevitably would, a place that would partner with her to raise her daughter, challenges and all, into a proud Bais Yaakov student. She had a place where she just might want to send her other daughters, too. This gave her confidence, in a world where one child suddenly found herself school-less and the other’s stability was dangling by a thread. She wouldn’t, though. Every good move has to be countered against the losses and risks of change. But if it came to it, and she was no longer assured her place… She felt unwanted, unneeded, a new feeling for someone who grew up knowing every face. ***** In the end, it was Rivky who convinced her to go over to the Friedmans’ for Shalosh Seudos. The cake pops were a fun activity, especially as it was after the school interview, and Sara knew she needed to reconnect to what made her a mother, her
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relationship with her children. She was feeling good. It was almost laughably ironic, how stormy the last few days, even months, had been. Now, in the kitchen under the fluorescent, with a bowl of chocolate dip in front of them, life was practically humming with calm. They sent them over on Friday. Sara set out twelve pops on a fancy disposable oblong tray. Tehilla had gotten the job of taking it over; when it came to exactness, and to reliability with getting done what she had set out to do, she was the best girl for the job. Now, on Shabbos, however, Sara found herself unenthusiastic to go over. She had gotten glimpses of all the neighbors, as their moving vans rolled in and out, as their faces flitted in and out the side doors. She was a friendly sort, really, she was. But most of these people were young. They all came from out of Monsey; prices had been designed that way, to attract a new influx. “Ma, everyone is already there. I was schmoozing with Laya’la and I saw.” Sara stretched luxuriously. “We can’t just send over cake pops and not show up on time. It looks snobby,” Rivky urged again. Rivky already had friends in the new building,
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A sushi platter, a lox tray, a herring ensemble. Who even ate those things? which, especially for a young teen, was reason to impress. Sara gave her that. She instructed her girls to get ready and she got ready herself. The dining room she walked into was unlike anything she had seen. The smells in the hallway was still fresh, the paint and floor wax still breaking in. But overpowering the new-house smells were the perfumes of many aromatic sacks, situated anywhere they could be prettily displayed. The dining room itself took her breath away. The furniture, a dark, carved cherry, had marble implants on the armrests, and leather, studded seats. The window dressing was exquisite, and several heavy framed paintings smiled down from the walls. This had all taken her attention away from the table, which, when she laid eyes on it, made her eyes sting. Party planner dishes of various heights, and flower vases filled with coordinating bouquets lined the length of the table. A sushi platter, a lox tray, a herring ensemble. Who even ate those things? There was a wedding cake — ribbon and lace, they called it — and miniatures in fancy glass cups. Mid-table, a chocolate medley as wide as a desk breathed heavily. And then, salads. The wildness of color, the risk of in-
gredients, exotic mushrooms and sprouts, and colors of peppers and crispy peas and dressings and nuts and noodles. And her cake pops. Which, in the shadow of everything the table held, looked like a first grader’s Sukkah decoration on a wall full of lights. “Wow,” Sara said. “This is gorgeous. Who else is coming?” “It’s just us,” her neighbor, probably not much younger than she was, said. “Just the new neighbors.” She smiled excitedly, willing it to become a thing, the new neighbors, and she handed Sara a fresh hand towel wrapped in a loosely tied grosgrain ribbon and directed her to a mirrored sink. What Sara saw in that fancy mirror was a confused, possibly intimidated woman with the most inconceivable scowl on her face. She hastily rearranged her features and went to enjoy the feast. 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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Mousse Shmorg By Draizy Wercberger These light versions of dairy mousse cups are refreshing and delightfully different. They really take just minutes to prepare and will make a statement when set out as part of your Shavous buffet. For those who serve a milchig Kiddush, this is the perfect addition, and for those who serve a full milchig meal, they are ideal for a light, refreshing dessert. For those who prefer to keep it all parve, no problem. Just replace the heavy cream with whip and decrease the sugar amount. Gut Yom Tov.
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STRAWBERRY MOUSSE AND GRANOLA BY DRAIZY WERCBERGER
Directions: 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups strawberry yogurt 1 cup store-bought granola
1. In a medium bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Slowly add the sugar and vanilla extract. Using a rubber spatula, mix strawberry yogurt into cream mixture. 2. Using a pastry bag, fill mousse cups 2/3 full. Top strawberry mousse with granola.
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MAPLE VANILLA MOUSSE WITH BLUEBERRIES BY DRAIZY WERCBERGER
¾ cup heavy cream ¼ cup sour cream ¼ cup maple syrup
Topping: Crushed vanilla sugar cookies Blueberries
1. Mix heavy cream and sour cream until stiff peaks form. While whipping, add maple syrup. Mix slowly until velvety smooth. 2. To assemble: Using a pastry bag, fill mousse cups 2/3 full. Top with crushed vanilla cookies and blueberries.
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PEANUT BUTTER PARFAITS BY DRAIZY WERCBERGER
Parfaits: 1 ½ cup heavy cream, divided 2 tablespoons sugar ¼ cup peanut butter Crushed viennese crunch for topping
Crumb: ½ cup peanut butter 1 cup confectioners sugar
If you like peanut butter, you will really go for this elegant mousse.
Directions: 1. Mix crumb ingredients with your hands, until nice and crumbly. Set aside. 2. Whip 1 cup heavy cream until stiff peaks form. When stiff, slowly add 2 tablespoons sugar. 3. In a separate bowl, mix ¼ cup peanut butter and ½ cup unwhipped heavy cream. When smooth, add to the stiffened heavy cream mixture. 4. To assemble: Using a pastry bag, fill mousse cups 2/3 full with peanut butter cream. Then, spoon crumb mixture over mousse with a plastic spoon. Top with crushed viennese crunch.
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CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE BY DRAIZY WERCBERGER
For those of you who didn’t yet make your Shavuos cheesecake because you didn’t yet find one that is fluffy enough, heavenly enough, and yet simple enough — here’s your cheesecake.
Crust 1 pack Soft Blend cookies, crushed 1 stick butter, melted
Directions: 1. Combine the two ingredients 2. Press it into a 10-inch springform pan
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SEASONED CHEF: While a springform pan is more practical and will have neater results, you can use a 10-inch deep pan instead.
“DON’T-FEEL-DEPRIVED” DIET CHEESECAKE BY P. SAMUELS
6 eggs, separated 3 J&J whipped cream cheese 6 T. flour
Nowhere is it written that the dairy has to contain 1,000 calories per single bite.
1 tsp. vanilla sugar 1¼ c. sugar
3 egg whites
2 T. lemon juice
½ cup Splenda (Use another ¼ cup if you want it really sweet.)
1 c. whipped topping
1 tsp. lemon juice
4 squares melted dairy Alprose chocolate
2 T. flour 9 oz. plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions: 1. Make a snow with the six egg whites and set aside.
1 lb. farmer cheese Chocolate syrup (optional)
2. In a separate bowl, combine yolks, cream cheese,
flour, lemon juice, vanilla sugar, and sugar. Mix until all ingredients are well combined. Set aside. 3. In a third bowl, whip the topping until peaks form. 4. Using a spatula, slowly combine yolk mixture with egg whites. When fully combined, slowly add the whip topping to the mixture. 5. Once everything is mixed in one bowl, pour 1/3 of the batter on top of the crust in the springform pan, and then dribble 1/3 of the melted chocolate on top the batter in the pan.
1. Blend first six ingredients until smooth. Add farmer cheese and continue blending until mixture is completely smooth. 2. Pour into six ramekins or disposable equivalent. 3. Bake at 325° for 35 - 45 minutes, until top begins to brown. If you want a hint of chocolate, drizzle a bit of chocolate syrup onto the “cakes” when cool.
6. Repeat #5 another two times, ending with the chocolate. (You will have batter, chocolate, batter, chocolate, batter, chocolate.) 7. Using a knife, run through the batter in zig zag motion to marbleize the chocolate and cheese. 8. Bake on 350° for one hour. 9. When done, leave the oven door shut, and let cake cool in the oven for an additional hour.
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JUNE 4TH VIRGIN ISLANDS Hillary Clinton won the primary in the US Virgin Islands and is projected to receive the territory’s 7 delegates.
JUNE 5TH PUERTO RICO Hillary Clinton won Puerto Rico 61% to Sanders’ 38%. She will receive at least 31 of the 60 delegates
JUNE 7TH CALIFORNIA Republicans: Closed Primary, 172 Delegates, Winner-Take-All-Per-Congressional-District Democrats: Semi-Closed Primary, 475 Delegates, 71 Superdelegates
MONTANA Republicans: Open Primary, 27 Delegates, Winner-Take-All Democrats: Open Primary, 21 Delegates, 6 Superdelegates
NEW JERSEY Republicans: Semi-Open Primary, 51 Delegates, Winner-Take-All
Democrats: Closed Primary, 126 Delegates, 16 Superdelegates
NORTH DAKOTA Democrats: Open Primary, 18 Delegates, 5 Superdelegates
NEW MEXICO Republicans: Closed Primary, 24 Delegates, proportional allocation of delegates, 15% Threshold Democrats: Closed Primary, 34 Delegates, 9 Superdelegates
SOUTH DAKOTA Republicans: Closed Primary, 29 Delegates, Winner-Take-All Democrats: Semi-Open Primary, 20 Delegates 5 Superdelegates
SUPERDELEGATES: SHOULD THEY BE COUNTED? To win the Democratic Party Nomination, candidates must reach 2,382 votes. As it stands, Hillary Clinton has approximately 1,847 delegates (results for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have not been finalized yet). That means she is roughly 535 delegates short of winning the nomination. There are 714 delegates up for grabs on Tuesday. That means that Hillary must win 75% of the delegates on Tuesday night to secure the nomination. That is very unlikely to happen. Then again, if superdelegates are counted, Hillary has already secured the nomination. So, should they or shouldn’t they be in the initial tally? In theory, superdelegate votes only count at the convention. So, if Hillary can’t get those 535 delegates, she should not be considered the presumptive nominee. But of course, well over 500 of the super-delegates, (who
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are mostly party insiders), have already pledged their support for Hillary; come Tuesday night when votes are tallied, the Clinton Campaign will declare themselves presumptive nominees. This issue has enraged the Sanders Campaign and its supporters from the start, and if Sanders pulls out a few wins on Tuesday and keeps the delegate count close, you will hear many of them vocalizing their displeasure with the Democratic Party. They may go as far as disrupting the convention in July. So the party that was expected to have a shoo-in winner might be the party that struggles to unify before the general election.
RYAN ENDORSE TRUMP On Thursday, June 2nd, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan finally announced that he would officially endorse Donald Trump for President. But it has not been a full-throated endorsement. They have both stated pretty clearly that they disagree on many issues, and Ryan has refused to give blanket approval to all of Trump’s positions. This became apparent only a day later, when Trump stated that a judge of Mexican descent who is presiding over a lawsuit brought against the now defunct Trump University could not be impartial because of his heritage. Ryan told a reporter, “Look, the comment about the judge the other day just was out of left field for my mind. It’s reasoning I don’t relate to. I completely disagree with the thinking behind that. And so, he clearly says and does things I don’t agree with, and
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Clearly, Republicans have not written Trump a blank check and will not allow the party to be dragged down with him. I’ve had to speak up from time to time when that has occurred, and I’ll continue to do that if it’s necessary. I hope it’s not.” Many other high-profile Republicans have also criticized Trump on this issue, especially after he went even further by saying that a Muslim judge would likely also be biased against him because of his race. Clearly, Republicans have not written Trump a blank check and will not allow the party to be dragged down with him.
rs. Landau, the principal of Bnos Bluma High School, worked for five weeks, writing and rewriting her list of school policies. As a veteran principal, she had decades of experience in running a school, and knew just which rules were needed and which enforcements were necessary to help a school run efficiently and produce outstanding talmidos. She compiled her wisdom in a booklet, listing her rules and guidelines in a very clear and precise manner. After printing the booklets, Mrs. Landau posted signs throughout the school which stated that she was calling for an all-school assembly for that Friday morning, at which the school’s rules would be announced and the booklets distributed. Mrs. Fisher, a veteran teacher at Bnos Bluma, saw the signs in the hallway and had a concern. She worried that if the rules were given to the students on a Friday, the rules would be quickly forgotten over the weekend. Mrs. Fisher felt that the best way for the students to internalize the rules would be to receive them on a Sunday morning and then have the rules strictly enforced for a full week. Mrs. Fisher consulted with her fellow teachers in the teacher’s Without having spoken room to see what they thought, they shared her concern. They a single word to Klal and encouraged her to approach Mrs. Yisrael, and before giving Landau on behalf of all the teachasking that the assembly be us His Torah, Hashem had ers, pushed off to Sunday morning. already taught us one When Mrs. Landau heard the request, she agreed that of the most important teachers’ moving the assembly was a good principles of the Torah: we idea, and promptly proceeded to new signs with the updated must listen to da’as Torah. print information. At the assembly on Sunday morning, Mrs. Landau stood up at the podium and addressed the students as follows: “Dearest talmidos of Bnos Bluma, you are gathered here today to hear the rules and guidelines for the students of this school, and to receive booklets containing these rules for your own personal reference. However, even though I have not yet listed a single rule, nor have I yet distributed a single booklet, I have already taught you one of my most important principles.” The students looked at one another curiously, wondering what Mrs. Landau was referring to, as she truly had not yet mentioned any rules. Mrs. Landau continued: “As you all know, I had posted signs announcing that this assembly was to have taken place this past Friday morning. Your teachers felt that it would be best to hold the assembly this morning instead, and I agreed to their request. Lesson Number One is that I have granted your teachers authority
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declaring that the halacha should be as R’ Eliezer had spoken. Even so, the chachamim stuck to their ruling, explaining that the Torah is not in shamayim that they should listen to a bas kol, and that halacha follows the p’sak of the majority. The Gemara concludes with Eliyahu HaNavi informing R’ Noson that Hashem was rejoicing in the fact that His children had prevailed over Him. The Sefer HaChinuch, in Mitzvah 496, explains that in truth, the opinion of R’ Eliezer had indeed been correct, yet the chachamim had acted correctly in enforcing the Torah’s rule that the halacha follows the majority opinion. Hashem was rejoicing that, even though the majority opinion had been mistaken, they were following His rules in forming and enforcing their policy in accordance with the majority’s p’sak. Hashem grants authority to the leaders of every generation. At the time of Matan Torah, there was only Moshe Rabbeinu, and therefore he was our da’as Torah. Later, this authority was given to the Sanhedrin. Today, we have gedolim. Accepting Moshe Rabbeinu’s authority was the final step of the B’nei Yisroel’s preparation to receive the Torah. Since every Shavuos contains the light of Matan Torah, we can choose to tap into this light and receive the Torah anew each year. One of the ways in which we can make ourselves fit to receive the Torah is to commit ourselves to consult and accept da’as Torah in all our affairs. May the ohr haTorah shine upon us all, and may we all have a joyful, happy yom tov.
Since every Shavuos contains the light of Matan Torah, we can choose to tap into this light and receive the Torah anew each year. over you, and you are to listen to them! Please be aware that when a teacher makes a policy for her class, I will stand by that teacher’s decision even if I would have decided differently myself.” Hashem had originally announced that the B’nei Yisroel should prepare themselves for two days before He would give them the Torah on the sixth day of Sivan. Moshe Rabbeinu felt that we needed a third day of preparation, so he waited an additional day before assembling the B’nei Yisrael at the base of Har Sinai on the seventh of Sivan. Hashem accepted Moshe’s decision and descended on the seventh to give us the Torah. Without having spoken a single word to Klal Yisrael, and before giving us His Torah, Hashem had already taught us one of the most important principles of the Torah: we must listen to da’as Torah, and He will uphold their authority over us. The Gemara in Bava Metzia 59b illustrates this point. There was a machlokes between R’ Eliezer and the chachamim about whether or not a certain oven was tamei. The majority ruled one way, while R’ Eliezer held the other way. R’ Eliezer brought proof that the halacha should be as he believed by bringing forth a number of mofsim, concluding with the grand finale: a bas kol came forth from Shamayim
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YOUR BLOOMS What works and what doesn’t
You must have already heard many methods of keeping flowers fresh. But do any of them really extend the life of your blossoms? There’s only one way of knowing: by experimenting and then analyzing the results. While many factors come into play (the amount of water, the temperature, and the quality of the flowers), these are the overall results of one such experiment. Experiment #1
Put crushed aspirin into the water before adding the flowers. THEORY: It increases the acidity of the water, and most flowering plants grow better in acidic soil. METHOD: We dropped a 325-milligram aspirin tablet into clean water and let it dissolve, then changed the water every other day. RESULTS: By day 2, the flowers slumped over due to weakened stems. By day 3 they looked droopy and sad, and then continued to deteriorate rapidly, and were dead by day 6. VERDICT: An aspirin a day may keep the doctor away, but it does more harm than good for flowers.
Use flower food. THEORY: Flower food contains biocide to kill bacteria, acids which help the stems drink water, and sugar to nourish the blooms. METHOD: Following the directions on the packet, we mixed the flower food with lukewarm water, and then changed the water every day. RESULTS: The flowers didn’t open all the way, but stayed alive longer and don’t droop as much as the others, staying pretty good until day 7. VERDICT: Definitely helpful, but there are better options.
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Add vinegar to the water. THEORY: Encourages buds to open and last longer. METHOD: We added two teaspoons vinegar and two teaspoons sugar to a liter of water. RESULTS: The flowers held up at first. On day four they burst open, and then on day 5 collapsed, their stems folding over the vase. VERDICT: It does something to those flowers, but I’m not sure that it’s good.
Don’t try anything exotic. Just use plain water.
Put a penny into the water.
THEORY: Clean, fresh water is the simplest way to keep flowers alive longer.
THEORY: The reaction of copper and water will help kill bacteria that are to blame for a bloom’s early demise.
METHOD: We changed the water every other day. RESULTS: The flowers stayed open longer than the rest, but became soft and mushy. They died on day 9. VERDICT: Definitely better than some of the other tips!
Add some 7UP or other lemon-lime flavored soda. THEORY: The carbonation adds air to the water and sugar, and the acid seems to give the flowers all the sustenance it needs. METHOD: We mixed three parts water and one part soda in the vase and changed the water/soda mixture every other day.
METHOD: Drop a clean penny into the flower vase. RESULTS: The flowers took longer to open, but lasted well. By day 7, the stems headed in every possible direction, but the blooms held up fairly well. VERDICT: While you’re not left with the nicest bouquet, you get your money’s worth out of this one.
RESULTS: The flowers held up beautifully, and on day 12 they were still perky, fresh-looking, and just a little bit curled and faded. VERDICT: We have a winner!
Additional Tips for the Lemon-Lime Soda Method: • Do not use diet drinks or different sodas, as they contain too much acid for the flowers. • Add a few drops of bleach to the formula to keep bacteria from forming.
Some tips that work all the time: • Buy right: look for the freshest bunch, avoiding flowers that are fully open. Look out for slimy stems, brown leaves, or wilting petals and leave those behind. • Use a very clean vase. Bacteria is the prime killer of flowers. • Before you place the flowers into a vase, cut the stems at an angle, removing one to two inches. Do so underwater, either in a basin full of water or by holding the stems under running tap water. This prevents air from entering the stems, causing the flowers to deteriorate, the same way it turns apples and avocadoes brown. • Gently remove the lower leaves from the base of the stems, so that no leaves should be sub-
merged in the water. These leaves can start to rot, causing the bacteria to kill the flowers. • Change the water every day, or as often as possible. (It’ll have to wait three days this year.) • Keep flowers away from sunny locations, near heaters or fireplaces, or on top of the refrigerator. The higher the temperature, the faster the flowers will deteriorate. • Refrigerate your blooms each night. Not only do flowers hold up better, they actually perk up in the refrigerator. • Don’t mix daffodils with other flowers in a bouquet or vase. They emit latex from their stems, which shortens the life of other flowers.
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THE SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION OF ADAPTOGENS A Kremlin Secret…
Frigid Siberia is infamous for its persecution and barbed-wired labor camps. What is unknown to most are the mysteries growing on its vast moors. Nobody would fathom that this frosty land secretly bears plant life. What is yet more inconceivable, is that the Soviets achieved supremacy and glory specifically through these well-hidden shrubs. I’m not referring to a rare element, nor to an herbal concoction that’ll bring peace to the Middle East. What I’m presenting you with is a miraculous group of plant extracts that increases the body’s ability to resist the damaging effects of stress, while promoting and restoring normal physical or psychological function. In one word: adaptogens.
Adaptogens: are they real? Adaptogens are much more than real. My first encounter with these herbs goes a far while back. After celebrating my son’s Bar Mitzvah, I noticed that he appeared shorter than most boys in his class. His petite frame made him look like he was playing “Tatty” in his brand-new levush. I was filled with apprehension, knowing that this is an important stage of physical growth. I didn’t want to resort to synthetic hormones known for many damaging side effects; thus I extensively researched which forms of adaptogens to use. I learned that Rhaponticum leusea root, Aralia root, Eleutherococcus root, Rhodiola Rosea root, Shizndra Chinensis berry, Glycyrhiza Uralensis root, Hawthirn berry, Korean ginseng, Paeonia anomala,
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From a Historical Standpoint: It all began with a report sent to the royal court from the Russian consul in China, dated in 1675. After an elaborate description of his host country, the consul wrote about China’s abundant herbs. He mentioned the very rare and expensive ginseng root (a type of adaptogen) which grows abutting the Amur river. He concluded with the fact that the natives have been successful in treating people recuperating from disease, and even those staring death in the face, with this unique root. The Soviets found that adaptogens played an integral role in traditional healing in Eastern and
Central Asia, including the parts of Siberia which border China. In the year 1842, an influential Russian botanist went on an expedition in Siberia to find out more about these herbs. His investigation showed that adaptogens have a powerful effect on restoration of mental and physical performance, and tolerance of physical stress. The Soviets sniffed out great potential. The Kremlin was abuzz with activity as they found out more about these herbs. They eagerly anticipated the many advantages it would bring to the throne. They desired adaptogens for many reasons. Professor Israel Brechman was assigned the task of researching these herbs to learn how it can benefit the Soviets to the utmost. He conducted many experiments and carefully recorded the results. He put mice in very low or high temperatures, starved them, and exposed them to large amounts of x-radiation. After ingesting adaptogens, the mice suffered no longer. Healthy animals who received the ginseng root together with their food grew faster and had a better appetite, well being, and performance. The lab mice were poisoned, and adaptogens once again came to the rescue as an antidote. After this, he started testing
people. Two separate groups ran a 5-mile distance. You guessed it — the ones who consumed the herbs showed physical activity of 123% vs. 92%. It did not take long for him to discover that ginseng root and other adaptogens have a positive effect on memory, and fitness, and thus, might play an important role in helping athletes and astronauts. They planned many a Russian victory of the Olympic sporting games with these new special herbs. Adaptogens could not be detected by the tests doctors used to discover if the athletes had ingested steroids. Statistics prove that the Soviets were actually victorious in taking the lead in the worldwide performances. As for astronauts, it provided them with the muscle fuel needed during their heavy training routine. Adaptogens are currently used to cure a wide spectrum of diseases, including, but not limited to, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and low immunity. It also positively affects the endocrine system, child health and development, physical performance, concentration, and revitalization in the golden age. I frequently heal my patients through adaptogens, and the results leave them flabbergasted. Yet it doesn’t cease to fascinate me every time anew.
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TOOLS OF THE TRADE • High-quality violin bows consists of between 150-200 pieces of hair, usually from white-tailed Siberian, Canadian, or Mongolian horses, due the thickness of the hair that being in cold climate produces. These bows can run upwards of $8,000 each, and last around 800 hours of playing time. Bass and cello players typically prefer black-haired horses to produce their bows, claiming that black “grabs” the strings better. • If you’ve ever taken a new bow and rubbed it across the strings of an instrument, you’d have heard only a highpitched, whispery sound. Bows need to be rubbed with rosin, a hard substance made from the resin found in fir trees. This enables the hair on the bow to grasp the strings, creating vibration, and producing lovely music. • Harp music is created by using either one’s fingernails or the pads of the fingers.
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MUSIC AS MEDICINE • There’s nothing more beautiful than the melodious voice of the violin serenading its listeners into a feeling of tranquility — at least in my opinion. Stringed instruments, in general, possess the ability to almost “talk” through the music the player produces. Little wonder that Shaul HaMelech required a skilled player of the kinor to lift him from depressive spells. He found that in the persona of his future successor, Dovid HaMelech. • But what did Dovid HaMelech play? Was it the harp? The lyre? The violin? Somewhere along the line, it seems that the direct translation of “nevel v’kinor” was lost. While most authorities say that the “kinor” was a large harp, others say that it was a type of violin. Most however, agree that the “nevel” was a small, symmetric type of harp, now known as the lyre. • Modern science is just now catching up to the wisdom of our ancient kings. Researchers at one of the most respected institutes of higher learning now believe that the harp vibrates at the same timbre of human cells. How exactly that works, I am not completely sure. I just know it makes you feel good! In fact, they’ve found harp music to be unusually effective with helping heart patients regulate their heartbeats, ease pain and depression, increase oxygen absorption, and help with symptoms of nerve disorders like Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. There’s even a name for this type of musical medicine: Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy (VAHT). • It’s not just the listener who benefits from hearing stringed instruments; the brains of violinists are more well-developed than those of non-violinists, with the both sides of the brain being able to easily work in tandem.
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Wellspring ofWISDOM By: Kaila Weingarten, MS Ed
Wellspring Early Intervention Service Coordinator
FINDING THE RIGHT CHILDCARE ARRANGEMENT You talk about it in line at the grocery store, outside with your neighbors, and at the dinner table. It’s the subject of endless conversations — childcare arrangements. In a child’s heart, no one can take the place of the parent. But there are times when you cannot be at your child’s side. Choosing the person who will care for your youngster at that time is one of the most significant challenges of a parent. There are many alternatives to consider and explore. Does your child need individual attention or will your child’s social skills thrive in a group? Location, timing, and financial considerations also come into play. In-home childcare, an option I tapped into, has many advantages. The comfort and consistency of familiar surroundings are of the paramount reasons I tried this. With a caring sitter, there is more of a chance to form a close bond. It also allows for less harried mornings, less time spent commuting, and possibly some relief from household chores.
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For special-needs children receiving many therapies, this may be a viable choice. The child can receive the therapy at a time when he is rested and well fed with hopefully much carryover from the adults in his life. There is also less of a chance of children getting exposed to germs and illnesses — especially important for the medically fragile child. However, sometimes therapists may recommend a group setting, so that children learn from other typically developing children. This is particularly true when the delay is in the speech area; a warm and loving small group may be just the setting to jumpstart the language development. Group settings vary in size, and when making a decision for a child, it is important to hear how large the group will potentially be. It is also important to actually see the place, and ensure there is enough space for regular daily activities including play, eating, and sleeping. Using the babysitter who runs a group in her own house is also a very common route to take; however, be
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sure it is someone you trust. Is she so busy running her household, tackling the laundry, and cleaning while caring for your baby that her attention is lacking? I’ve been lucky enough to be blessed with many wonderful babysitters where this was not a concern. By checking out references, as well as actually seeing your child feeling comfortable at the site, you can assure your peace of mind. Programs with state or federal regulations, including daycare and Early Head Start/Head Start, as well as special-needs center based programs adhere to specific policies which may benefit a special needs child. The child/teacher ratio is usually smaller, there is usually a wide variety of toys and equipment, and the health, safety, and education aspects of the program are monitored. At Wellspring, I carefully review the options available with parents on a monthly basis. When relevant, I help parents apply for preschool services, which are available for children ages three to five. Does your toddler feel comfortable with his caregiver? It is normal for a typically shy tot to take time to adjust to a stranger. Also important, is your caregiver comfortable with your child? Is she kind, patient, and caring?
A good caregiver is responsive, communicative, and respectful of your child’s and your wishes.
Ask about her approach to disciplining youngsters. Look for a program where the goal is to help children learn self-control. Teachers should respect their charges and use positive discipline techniques, including problem solving and discussions. Physical or verbal abuse, isolation without supervision, shaming, and ignoring conflicts among children shouldn’t be evident. You also want to ensure appropriate safety precautions are taken: outlets covered, there are age-appropriate toys, stairs are gated, and all equipment in good condition. If you would like your toddler to receive therapy in the playgroup, check before you enroll that this is a possibility. When exploring possibilities, try to observe the site in action. A good time to visit is when children are likely to be difficult, such as before nap time or when they are just arriving. See how the teacher handles disputes, separations, crying, and behavioral issues. Do the children and teachers look cheerful? Is there constant supervision indoors and out? The daycare program that seems closed to an occasional visit by a parent may indeed have something to
hide. When you visit the facility, make an effort to avoid disrupting activities and try to stay in the background. A parent’s work is never done. Once you find a childcare arrangement that works for you, keep looking for signs that everything is going well. The development of new eating or sleeping problem, extreme unhappiness meeting a teacher (beyond normal separation anxiety), new behavioral problems are all signs to look for. A good caregiver is responsive, communicative, and respectful of your child’s and your wishes. If you are concerned, take action, and consider revamping your arrangement. Here’s hoping your choice setting will always be an ideal one for all involved.
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Beautify your property, as a daily family project. WHEN? Each afternoon, between 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. WHAT HAS TO GET DONE? 1. All litter should be picked up. Do not place loose garbage directly into the outdoor garbage cans. Use bags. 2. Riding toys, bikes, helmets, swimming pools, and outdoor furniture should be put away and neatly arranged. 3. After garbage has been collected, return garbage cans to the garbage house or designated space. 4. Boxes should be folded neatly and kept inside the garbage house or indoors until the day of pickup.
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GOAL Clean up a neglected, littered area in Monsey. WHEN? At your convenience! WHAT HAS TO GET DONE? Choose a public or private area in Monsey to clean up. It can be the shed in your backyard that hasn’t gotten much attention recently, your day camp field, or a shortcut that’s messy. Snap a “before” picture and then an “after” picture once you’ve cleaned it up. Send in the pictures with your names to have your accomplishment featured, and be entered into a drawing for fantastic rewards.
HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS FROM LETTER WRITERS WHO HAVE WRITTEN TO THE MONSEY VIEW: “I think the first thing that needs to be done is for people to get larger trash receptacles. There are large families living on that corridor and having more and larger receptacles would keep things looking much cleaner. People need to be sure to buy cans with tightfitting lids so that the rodents don’t come and start picking through the garbage. “Another thing that I see is that people aren’t recycling as much as they should be. If people would recycle more, there would be less trash put out and with recycling and trash pickup taking place on different days, it would minimize the problem.” (Councilwoman Brendel Logan)
“Have a shopping bag for loose litter, like freeze-pop wrappers and snack bags, hanging on the garbage house, and train children to put any garbage there.” (A Rte. 306 Resident) “Purchase big blue garbage cans for bottles and have a blue bag inside ready for recycling. Fold every box before taking it to garbage house, and once a week make a pile of all the boxes and then neatly tape them together.” (Moved to Monsey) When you direct your family members to throw the excess crumbs to the ducks (which actually might not even be legal), please remind them to first take the bread pieces out of the shopping bag. (R.P.) T H E M O N SE Y VIE W /
By Sheila Segal
SIMPLE PEOPLE, NOBLE LESSONS It’s five o’clock on a blustery, wet afternoon. I am sitting on the bus, finally heading for home after a tiring day running errands. The plastic seat creaks under me as I shift the packages and parcels on my lap. The damp, cold weather matches my dismal mood. I can sense the beginnings of the flu; a scratchy throat and aching head. I gaze out the window at the rain slithering down the grimy windows, muddy rivulets snaking down the river of glass. The bus lurches forward, stopping at the crowded bus stop. A group of chattering schoolgirls board, blue uniform blouses and navy pleated skirts peeking out from under their jackets. Pausing long enough to hand the driver their bus tickets, they make their way to the rear of the bus. Their muted voices fade away as they cluster at the back. Several young boys, hefting heavy schoolbags, stand in the aisle next to my seat. One thin youngster is clad only in a sweater, his corkscrew peyos dripping onto his hunched shoulders. Another boy opens a pack of potato chips and passes the bag to his friends. They munch contentedly, cheerfully ignoring their damp feet and soaking clothes. The odor of wet wool permeates the crowded bus. The bus plods along its route, an ungainly behemoth trudging down the foggy road. A long line of people is waiting at the next stop. An elderly man gets on the bus with two large bakery bags. The rich,
yeasty smell fills the bus with a tantalizing aroma of cinnamon and fresh bread. “Sure smells good,” says the bus driver, indicating the cookies the man is holding. He collects the fare,
How difficult it must be for her, traipsing around in cold, wet weather, in such flimsy clothing. With four little children, yet, in tow!
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handing back some coins in change. The old man smiles warmly, his face a patchwork of fine wrinkles. He opens one of the bags, plucking out a fresh pastry, which he offers to the surprised driver. A huge grin splits his face as he accepts the still warm cinnamon bun. “Thanks a lot, mister,” he says appreciatively. He waits until the octogenarian finds a seat, then presses on the gas pedal. The doors groan open at the next stop and a woman with four small children clamber up the steps. They clutch their mother’s coat as the bus surges forward, and she struggles to maneuver with the little hands gripping her tenaciously. Two teenagers rise hurriedly, and graciously offer the family their seats. Grateful, she and the children squeeze into the two seats. I can’t help noticing the children’s worn, patched clothes. The boys’ pants look thin and threadbare. A pale gleam of skin shows, where the bottoms of their pants struggle to meet their socks. The eldest, a girl who doesn’t appear to be more than eight or nine, has shabby, mended tights. I sigh in sympathy. I glance at the mother, her simple scarf her only ornament. How difficult it must be for her, traipsing around in cold, wet weather, in such flimsy clothing. With four little children, yet, in tow! I
steal another look at her. The children are complaining, uncomfortable at being squashed together on two seats. The youngest is making hungry noises, whimpering unhappily. The mother replies in soothing tones, stroking the little girl’s cheek. I am amazed at her patience and selfcomposure. She reaches into her large pocketbook and I am convinced she is searching for some snack to pacify her grumbling brood. To my astonishment, she takes out a small Sefer Tehillim and opens the well-thumbed pages. The children’s clamoring gradually subsides, apparently lulled by the sweet voice murmuring softly. A small, serene smile plays on her lips as she creates a small island of kedusha on the noisy, congested bus. My tension eases and I feel my mood lifting, her unruffled calm a soothing balm to my gloomy emotions. As I get off the bus, I can’t help wondering how many “simple” Jews I might dismiss without a second thought, without realizing the incredible kochos and middos they possess. I turn towards home, a renewed sense of admiration for Klal Yisroel buoying my step and lightening my heart.
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THE AUTHENTIC FLAVOR When I was a newlywed kallah, with Shavuos approaching, my husband nostalgically made mention of the layered cheesecake his mother used to make only once a year for Shavuos. Being as he was just off the boat from Eretz Yisroel, I figured it would mean a lot to him to have a taste from home, here in America. So, I quickly ran out to
different sisters-in-law, inquiring about the Shvigger’s Special Cheesecake. None of them knew precisely how to make it, so I just tried to figure it out on my own. My husband came home to a very proud wife on Erev Shavuos, when I presented him with my work, full of heart. To say he was delighted is an understatement. He was positively glowing with appreciation for my thoughtfulness. Well, this became the Shavuos tradition, as each year I learned the tricks of this creation a tad bit better. This year, as we have moved to the other side of the ocean, I will have no problem getting just the right ingredients, for my cheesecake is at home here in Eretz Yisroel. Every makolet stocks their shelves with Osem biskvitim, and displays typical Israeli-style layered cheesecakes.
It’s funny, how sometimes it’s the small stuff in life that can be harder to sweat than the real major ones. buy the famous Israeli cheese, and set about trying to find out about this trademark cheesecake of my mother-in-law. Without cluing in my husband, I made several phone calls to
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Well, this year it’s me pining for my taste of home. It’s funny, how sometimes it’s the small stuff in life that can be harder to sweat than the real major ones. Moving an ocean away from home and all of the adjustments associated with relocating to Eretz Yisroel may seem an insurmountable step to some. Though surprisingly, that’s not what you hear us chutznikim discussing when talking about what we left behind. If you would listen in to one of our animated conversations on the park benches, you would see all heads nod along when I loudly proclaim: “One thing I really miss is a good cheesecake and Mehadrin coffee yogurt.” Flipping through the pages of the weekly magazines, I can literally eat the dairy products off the glossy pages. What intrigues me, though, is all the hype around the Greek yogurt lately. When I left the U.S., Greek yogurts were not at all the rage yet. What’s this boasting of ”Authentic Greek, don’t go for imitation brand,” all about? As far as I know, yogurt is yogurt. Greek yogurt aside, I don’t expect anyone to surprise me with a real farmer cheese cheesecake,
Here I don’t need cheesecake to remind me of that timeless love and incredible sacrifice to Hashem and His Torah. but I don’t feel sorry for myself, as I thought I would. I suspect it’s the reason behind the minhag of eating cheesecake on Shavuos in the first place. We are reminded of the sacrifice of the Yidden in the midbar for throwing away their
treif dishes at Kabbalas HaTorah, thereby displaying their love of Hashem and His Torah. Well, here in this land flowing with milk and honey, I don’t need cheesecake to remind me of that timeless love and incredible sacrifice to Hashem and his Torah; I live it. I imbibe it with the milk in my coffee, in the oh-so-different taste
of Israeli cheese, in the very air that I breathe in the Holy Land. This year, I will embrace the Torah on Shavuos once again, with love, with the kedusha of Eretz Yisroel permeating my very being. And instead of feasting on rich, creamy, American cheesecake, I will have a luscious taste of real Torah, here in its native land. I believe the authentic flavor of Torah can best be savored in its country of origin — in Eretz Yisroel .
BY: A & R ZIMBERG
Many drops of water can wear a hole in a stone. A dripping faucet can wear holes in your wallet! Even a slow drip can waste 7-10 gallons of water a day — more than 3,600 gallons of water per year. Yes, you can fix faucets yourself. With the right parts and tools, it’s not difficult. Be sure to purchase the correct replacement parts, as there are many types and sizes of faucets. Before shopping, you may want to disassemble the faucet to check which parts you need.
Before You Start 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Shut off the hot and cold water intake valves under the sink . Open the faucet to let any remaining water drain out of both the hot and cold sides. Plug the sink, so small parts won’t fall down the drain as you work. Put duct tape on the jaws of your wrench to avoid scratching the faucet. Clear space on the counter or floor to lay out the pieces of the faucet in order as you remove them. This will make reassembly easier. 6. If there is scale on the faucet, use white vinegar and a plastic scouring pad to clean it.
Compression Faucets Separate handles for hot and cold indicate compression faucets. 1. Pry off the decorative cap on the handle. Remove the exposed screw. 2. Pull off the handle and use a wrench to unscrew the packing nut. 3. Unscrew the stem. If the faucet is leaking, replace the seat washer (the thicker washer below the O-ring that sits on a screw). If the handle is leaking, pop the stem out of the packing nut and replace the O-ring. Be sure to get the correct size washer/ring.
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4. Before installing the new washer, check the seat — the base below the washer. If it is badly pitted or has scale on it, clean it with vinegar and if needed, use a valve-seat dresser to grind it smooth again. 5. Coat the new washer and/or Oring with nontoxic, heat-proof plumber’s grease. 6. Reassemble the faucet, tightening the packing nut and screw handle. 7. Turn the water intake valves back on and test the faucet.
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Cartridge Faucets There are many types of cartridge faucets. We’ll discuss two types.
CERAMIC FAUCET 1. 1. The handle often has a decorative cap. Pry it off and remove the exposed screw. Lift the handle off. 2. If there is no cap, turn the faucet handle away from you, and locate the set screw. Remove the screw and lift off the handle. 3. 2. If there is a metal ring below the handle (escutcheon cap), lift it off. 4. 3. Unscrew the disk cylinder mounting screws and lift out the cylinder. 5. 4. With a blunt screwdriver, pry out the seals from the cylinder. Soak the seals in white vinegar for several hours to remove scale deposits. Use white vinegar and a plastic scouring pad to clean the cylinder openings. Rinse off the vinegar well. If necessary, replace the seals. Reassemble the faucet. 6. 5. Turn the water intake valves back on. Move the handle to the “on” position and very slowly turn the water back on. The force of a strong flow of water can break the ceramic disk.
CARTRIDGE DISK II 7. 1 Pry off the cap on the handle. Remove the handle screw. Tilt the handle back and pull it off. 8. 2. If there is a threaded retaining clip, hold the cartridge in place and use needle-nose pliers to remove the clip, pulling the cartridge straight up. 9. 3. Remove the spout and cut off the O-rings with a utility knife. Avoid scratching the faucet. Coat the new O-rings with nontoxic, heat-proof plumber’s grease before placing them in the unit. 10. To replace the cartridge, be sure to get a new one of the correct length. Also match the stem end where the handle attaches. 11. 4. Reassemble the faucet. 12. 5. Turn the water intake valves back on and test the faucet. Now that you can fix faucets, everyone in the neighborhood will want to “tap” you to fix their leaks too!
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NO-BAKE CHECKERBOARD CHEESECAKE
Are you looking for something to make for Shavuos that is milchig, easy, and mess-free? Here is a recipe for a checkerboard “cake” that is so easy to make, yet pretty and tasty.
INGREDIENTS: • • • •
2 packages Zebra Cookies 2 containers whipped cream cheese 8 teaspoons sugar 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
Place a heaping teaspoon of the cheese mixture on a zebra cookie
Mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract well.
Spread the cheese over the whole cookie.
Add another cookie with the brown on top of the white, and white on top of the brown stripe. Place a second cookie on top of the first, arranging the white over the brown and brown over white stripes.
Place another teaspoon of the cheese mixture and spread it over the cookie.
Spread some more cheese and place another cookie with the white on top of the brown, and the brown on top of the white.
Slice the layered cookies with a sharp knife and Spread some of the cheese mixture on top of each slice.
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3. Clearly label your submission with your name, age, and school/cheder. *Please write your name and age on the art page, not on a separate paper.
4. Mail your masterpiece to The Monsey View, 3 College Road, Suite 204, Monsey, NY 10952
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Prioritize Your Priorities When Purchasing mind afterwards. She decided to back out prior to signing contract because it had a large, spacious, open floor plan. She said that when you walk into the house you can see the whole first floor, and she felt with that with four little kids, her home would never look neat. Think about whether the house or the community matter more to you, and whether it’s worth it to you to make a longer commute in order to live in a home with a larger lot.
by Ann Zeilingold For first-time buyers and repeat buyers alike, the decision to make an offer on a home is both exciting and a little scary. If your offer is accepted, the place you’ve chosen will be your home for the next several years. Not only should you feel emotionally satisfied by your choice, but you should also feel financially comfortable that you’re buying a home you can afford and that you feel confident will hold onto its value or hopefully increase in value over the years. While no one can know for sure what will happen to housing values, if you make the choice to buy a home that meets your needs and priorities you’ll be happy to live in it for years to come.
NEIGHBORHOOD OR HOME AMENITIES For some homebuyers, living in a particular neighborhood takes precedence over all other priorities, but for others, the home itself matters more. Ideally, you’ll find the perfect home in the neighborhood you love at a price that’s below your budget, but realistically, most people have to make some compromises. You (and your spouse, or family) should make a list of what features you want in a home, such as the number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, size of rooms, possibility of expanding, storage space, floor plans, a fenced yard, granite counters in the kitchen etc., and then rank them in terms of priorities. One of my clients that was searching for a home made an offer on a house, but changed her
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Ideally, you’ll find the perfect home in the neighborhood you love at a price that’s below your budget, but realistically, most people have to make some compromises.
WHEN TO COMPROMISE Once you’ve determined whether the location or the house itself matters most, you may have to compromise on some of your priorities. If the location is the most important factor for your home choice, but you find that homes are priced above your budget, you can compromise in several ways: Look for a different home type within the community, such as a smaller single family home,
a townhome, or condominium. Decide if you can live with one less bedroom or other features on your list. Consult with a lender or a financial planner to discuss your options for increasing your budget. While no one should overspend on a home, you should recognize that going $10,000 above your price range when you’re financing your purchase with a 30-year fixed-rate loan will actually add only about $30 to your monthly payment. Keep in mind that interest rates move up and down, and if you are on a very tight budget this may make a major difference to you. Lower your expectations about the condition of the home. While everyone prefers a move-in ready home, you can often get a better deal on a home that needs some cosmetic repairs. Be careful, though, to have a home inspection and to evaluate the structure of the home to see that it meets your needs. Moving walls and adding a
bathroom are costly renovations, while painting and replacing appliances are more reasonable. If you have your heart set on a specific home style or a home with a larger yard for your children or to garden, your compromise is more likely to be in the location. If you’re willing to commute farther or perhaps choose a home in a community next to, but not in the “hot” neighborhood, you can often find a more affordable home that fulfills your wish list. That is where an experienced realtor plays an important role and can help you determine when and how to compromise. He should take the time to show you a variety of alternatives so you can make an informed decision about when to make an offer.
Ann Zeilingold, NMLS # 41850 is the Vice President and Branch Manager of FM Home Loans in Pomona, NY. FM Home Loans is a direct lender, licensed in NY, NJ, FL and CT. She has been originating residential mortgages for 27 years. She has recently published a book, which is a must-read for any prospective homebuyer, The Homebuyer’s Companion. Ann grew up in Monsey, and she currently lives in Wesley Hills with her husband and children.
Find Ann’s real estate column weekly in The Monsey View.
Ann Zeilingold Vice President
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For Sale CONCORD 16 Bartlett Rd, stunning colonial approx 3400 sq ft excluding finished basement on. 72 acre. Pls call 917.843.3022
HOUSE Beautiful private house for sale on great block. 5+ bedrooms 3 bathrooms. Excellent move in condition! $849k 8455701030
3 bdrm, 1.5 bath ,Good condition. Centrally located, near park Room to expand. Besen Pkwy area. asking 510 k. call 352-0324
CONDO Magnificent 2500 sq ft condo 4 sale by owner $699k custom built fully handicap access. 845 274 0971
FOR SALE Building/Condos Weiner Dr. 2- 5 bdrm 2- 3 bdrm X large + Sub basement call 845 425-8000
HOUSES Chestnut Ridge, Airmont, Spring Valley, Pomona, Wesley Hills, New Hempstead, Hillcrest. Capital Ventures Realty Group: 845.422.7867 - hg4227867@ gmail.com
TOYOTA AVALON 2003 117000 miles please call 845-461-3084
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White wooden cradle in beautiful Condition to sell. Call 845-4225203
Beautiful expensive kallah jewelry for sale hardly used. Bracelet, Earrings, Watch, please call & leave message .845-7466012
LEATHER RECLINER Genuine leather Recliner. Lane Burgundy. Beautiful condition. Great Price. Call 845-422-5203
MOVING SALE dining room furniture,master bedroom ,appliances. 347-5811053
DESIGNER COUCH Giveaway price! Needs some TLC. Available immediately. 845-2138123
STERLING SILVER fish shape tray for sale please call 845-461-3084
DRUM brand new pearl vision 6 piece birch with+ hardware +symbols :please call:845-596-3791
Great deal on Canon pixma pro100 and package of photo paper. Value over $300, selling for $149. 845-659-4689
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Almost new saxophone and violin for sale please call 845-354-2685
Brand new gorgeous leather 3 seater honey brown couch for sale! Selling for $650. Please call or txt(845)-659-6220.
CRADLE White Wooden cradle for sale. Gently used. $75. 425-1937
HEADBOARDS Two wooden 39â€? and bed frames with mattresses in used condition for sale. Great Price. Serious inquires only. Please call 845-2745060.
STAGE LAMP 4 led for $200 please call 845-4613084
BAND Silver grey band for sale, worn only once. Call or text 845-6594286
TICHEL/ SHIRTZEL Brand new Beautiful tichel n shirtzel to sell for a good price. Call (347)461-7860
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2006 ford. E350 86000 miles for sale please call 845-461-3084
Washer and dryer. Perfect condition! $375- for both! Call 426-1177
looking to sell treadmill. (old model) very, very cheap.excellent condition. Plz cal 352 3371 PLM
6 door wood desk with matching bookcase and filing cabinet. Please call 845.558.4173
Frigidaire Excellent cond. 3 months old 28000 BTU for sale. Call 845-263-6339
Canon Pixma Pro 100 photo printer new in the box for sale. Please call 845-578 -5750.
CAR 2001 hyundai gx300 180000 miles $750 please call 845- 4613084
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Adult bike with rack 845 538 0391
by GEORGIE Color #12/8, French Top, full, layered soft waves, a bit below shoulder length. Never worn, asking $550 or best offer 845-362-4854
5 Bedrooms 3 Bath new private house 3000 SF, 2 floors, porch, pesach kitchen, play room, garden everything brand new. For rent Call 347-263-1229
TIGHTS For sale Half dozen white butterfly tights size 6- 8 and 8- 10 only 2.75 each. call 659 5649
EVENFLOW PUMP Advanced double electric pump for sale, new in closed box. $60. Call/txt 845.548.2685
HEATER 50 gallon hot water heater, used for only 2 years. Has 1-2 years left on the warranty.914-391-8982.
STROLLER Black city mini stroller in excellent condition. $125. Call 914-391-8982.
GRACO Brand new Graco snap -n-go stroller frame. $75. Call 914-3918982.
DRUM excellent pearl 5 piece drum plus+ symbols and+ hardware included call 845-596-3791
TICHEL-SHIRTZEL Brand new tichel and shirtzel to sell for a good price. Call (347) 461-7860
SHOES Venettini girls black Shabbos Shoes size 29 new in box worn once. Selling for any reasonable offer. 347-342-7089
TWIN STROLLER Original mountain buggy for sale. 917-586-8135
BUGABOO DONKEY for sale! Slightly used, excellent condition! Great price. Please call 845-356-3852.
For Rent BLUEFIELD CONDO bi-level in 5 bedrooms, plus , Study room ,Pesach kitchen, Playroom, big laundry room, 3 baths, $ 3000.00 call 845-6622166
CONCORD Beautiful spacious private house for rent. Concord area. Excellent condition. Call or text 845.371.7972.
DEXTER PARK spacious colonial for rent. 4 bdrms, 21/2 baths, patio, central air, call or text 347-906-2724
CALVERT DR. Luxurious Brand new custom built townhouse, ready to move in, 5 bedrooms, playroom, beautiful custom kitchen with granite countertops, separate Pesach kitchen, oversized dining room & living room with custom flooring.Call: 845-641-4208
SHORT TERM Looking to rent a 3-4 bedroom house in Monsey area with private pool from July 28-29 through July 3rd. Please call 718930-9688
LOOKING TO RENT a 2 bedroom apt, close to bluefield or Dr. Frank area and are willing to rent for the month of July. 718388-1659/ 718-781-5735
RENTAL Summer or weekend rental. Beautiful area in airmont, also avail as a steady for a single please call 845-371-2357
SUMMER RENTAL Beautiful 2 bdrm apartment for rent for the month of JULY. Prime area, next to grocery private porch 845 538 1570
Horton 2 bedroom apt for rent from end of June till third week in August. Small family or singles adults pref.
near Hatzlocha grocery 5700 full summer call 8458264066
TANNERSVILLE Beautiful renovated private house available July and August weekly/weekends 6 bedrooms 3 full bath w/d call 845-499-0406
HOUSE RENTAL Beautiful 4 bedroom house for rent on large private property - Wilsher Dr. Please call 845-5967425
Brand new beautiful 2 bedroom apt to rent on W. Central Ave. Next to Nesher Ct.Ready to move in! Private entrance. Pls call 845 356 1491
BUNGALOWS Camp Staten Island under new management, warm Torah environment. Weekly/monthly. Meals, day camp provided. Call: 917.946.CYSI.
5 bedroom l/r d/r playroom, large backyard w/ trampoline, walk to shopping, child friendly block. Call 845-263-4000. Leave message
apartment on Bates drive available from 1st June.dining room, Kitchen, Pesach Kitchen, 2 porches, 2 1/2 bathrooms. call 845- 538-2422
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Beautiful, upgraded 3 room apt. for rent on Sunrise Drive. Private entrance. Please call 845-6086126 or 538-5576.
2 rooms furnished apt. on Warren Ct. Beautiful, sunny, airy, ground floor 845-323-3758
West St. Spring Valley. 2 room office space for rent, in a heimishe office bldg. private entrance. Call or Text: 845-538-6841
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, and laundry room walk in apartment, on Bluefield Dr. for rent call: 1-347-243-2395
furnished or unfurnished apt. For rent. Only $1200 on Maple Ave. between Herrick and Decatur. Call 845-499-1995
for rent. Ground level. Private entrance. Please call 845.426.1830
A young couple is looking to rent a reasonable 3-4 room apt. Call or text 845-499-4666
Furnished ONLY 275 A WEEK! Near Main Monsey. Walk-in, big windows, A/C, backyard, gr8 culde-sac! 845 323 9682
for rental in Bates area 3-5 bedrooms. Please call 8455584249
BLAUVELT APT new luxury 4 bdrm. Walk in level + bsmnt. 3 full bths pesach kitchen. Furnished n style 917 474 1814
APARTMENT W/ POOL 2 large bdrms living/dining New Hempstead firstname.lastname@example.org 845 37R-ENT7
NEW HEMPSTEAD brand new apt 2 Huge bdrms + living/dining/study area +big dinette and kitchenState/Art appliance email@example.com 845 37R-ENT7
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Luxurious Brand new custom built townhouse, ready to move in, 5 bedrooms, playroom, beautiful custom kitchen with granite countertops, separate Pesach kitchen, oversized dining room & living room with custom flooring.Call: 845-641-4208
CHESTNUT RIDGE 1, 2 or 3 bdrm beautiful apt; brand new kitchen and appliances ; avail immd;firstname.lastname@example.org 845 37R-ENT7
YERUSHALAYIM Beautiful clean and airy apartment for rent for July and August in Ramat Eshkol, Yerushalayim. Great price! 917963-8817 or matbayed@gmail. com
FOR RENT 2 room furnished apt. Ideal for single or chosson/ kallah. Ground level. W/D incl. Available immediately. Call (845)664-0250
FOR RENT Beautiful furnished 3 - 4 room apartment on Widman Court. Available immediately. Please call: 425-7590. If no answer, please leave a message.
STUDIO New, beautiful, modern, studio apartment for rent in Monsey. Please contact 347-377-1504 for information.
FOR RENT Aprx. 1,000 square feet 3 separate rooms, 3 bathrooms, lots of closets, sml kitchen area Maple Leaf. $1750 including Utilites 425.3182
4 room, 2 bedroom apartment, almost new, in the Brewer area, for rent. Please call 845-213-0688
available for rent in unfinished basement. 1200+ square feet. Please call 914-391-8982.
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HEATED POOL available for rent in the Chestnut Ridge Area â€“ please call 845 570 0508
Wedding Gowns and Dresses FOR RENT Ivory lace gown for Sister of the bride. Worn once. Very Elegant. Please call Shaindy @274-0823
DRESS Beautiful Chasuna dress size 6-8 for rent. Reasonably priced. Please call 356-00
RENT/ SALE Custom made Kallah gown worn once, size 6-8, alterable. Picture available. Call 845-538-6316
CUSTOM GOWN Lavender with applique flowers, size 6. Coordinating little girls gown size 4T. 914-391-8982.
SALE/ RENT Gorgeous ivory chiffon dress from Exquisite for sale or rent. Please call 845-262-9625
GOWN Exquisite Goldy Breuer mother of the bride gown dark champagne. Size 12-14 please call845.558.4173
FOR SALE/RENT navy sattin gown for sister of bride. Size 8-10. customer! Call: 845-608-9603
CUSTOM GOWN for rent, has exquisite hand painting, gorgeous color, fits size 6-8. Ideal for girl or young lady. For more info or picture of gown text or call 845-499-3350.
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off-white childrens gowns few sizes. Call/text:845-538-3648
Beautiful blue floral sister of the bride gown for sale or rent size 4-6. Please call or text 845-6595656
Flattering up-to-date maternity gown for rent. (845) 548 - 8313
Frum company located 20 minutes from Monsey seeks a F/T individual to support and assist our Customer Service Manager. One (1) year administrative experience preferred. Resumes to Careers@ChurchillLiving. com. Refer to Job No. 16-16. Great Benefits! EEO/AA Employer
Beautiful sister of the bride light color gowns size 00,0 and childrens gowns size 12, 6 and 18 months. Call 845-642-4968
Frum company located 20 minutes from Monsey seeks a F/T candidate to assist the Furniture Warehouse Administrator. Responsibilities include processing shipping and receiving documents, preparing driverâ€™s schedules and overseeing daily schedule to ensure deliveries are completed in a timely manner. Must be organized, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Resumes to Careers@ChurchillLiving. com. Refer to Job No. 16-17. Great Benefits! EEO/AA Employer
2 DRESSES for Rent or Sale (one black and one Black / purple) Size 6. please Call / Text 846-445-5162
NAVY GOWN Stunning navy gown for mother of bride. Call/text:845-538-3648
DRESS Beautiful white summery sister of the bride dress to rent for young teen Size 6-8. Call 845426-5889
MAGNIFICENT DRESS custom made sister of bride dress for rent or sale. Size 2-4. Please call 845- 352-1752.
CHILDRENâ€™S GOWNS 4 beautiful gowns for rent. Approximate sizes 5,6,6 and 8. Please call 845-578-5750
GOWN Beautiful sister-of-the-bride peach gown for rent or sale size 4-6-8 please call (845)406-3393
WEDDING DRESS brand new costume dress for sister of the bride size 14 to sell for great price call 8455376781
WEDDING GOWN Childrens size 8 wedding gown for sale/rent. Ivory and pink tulle. Please call/text (845) 426-2345
MOTHER OF BRIDE Beautiful Gitty Goldstein champagne dress. Exquisitely beaded, cocktail length, size 12. Priced for quick sale. 845-4267618.
GORGEOUS GOWN current style gown for rent! Ivory with coral & gold brocade. Brand new! Size 8-10; stunning slenderizing fit, Call/text 845.548.2685
GOWN Beautiful custom-made married sister of bride 2-pc gown to rent or sell. Color: champagne size 1618. Please call 263-6404.
DRESS Elegant black Maternity dress for rent Sz m pls call 347-432-6669
Jobs FEMALE SECRETARY F/T for a busy office.Please email resume to accounting@ thefloorgalaxy.com.
SECRETARY WANTED Office in Monsey seeking F/T female secretary. Must be personable and able to multi task. Lots of potential for right individual. Email resume to HR@ coconline.org or fax: 356-9612
JOB OPENING Local Insurance office is looking for a secretary with great communication skills. Please email resume: insoffice1@gmail. com or call 262-0189 and leave a message.
HIRING Chassidishe girl as f/t receptionist. Great atmosphere and potential Will Train. Must be computer literate and communicate welll with customers and vendors . Please send resumes to jtriple7@gmail. com or call 845-445-8129.
OFFICE ASSISTANT Frum company located 20 minutes from Monsey and Passaic seeking capable F/T Office Assistant. Candidate should possess great research skills. Excellent written and verbal communication a must. Great pay and benefits, including paid Yom Tov. Resumes to Careers@ ChurchillLiving.com. Refer to Job No. 15-38. EEO/AA Employer
CUSTOMER SERVICE Frum company located 20 minutes from Monsey and Passaic seeking a F/T Customer Service Representative to work in a fast paced environment. Candidate will be responsible for corresponding with guests and handling accounts. Excellent written and verbal communication required. Great pay and benefits, including paid Yom Tov. Resumes to Careers@ ChurchillLiving.com. Refer to Job No. 16-07. EEO/AA Employer
ASSISTANT Looking for a warm, loving assistant for a legal playgroup in chestnut ridge.please call 3545219
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Frum company located 20 minutes from Monsey and Passaic seeking a F/T Reservation Coordinator to work in a fast paced environment. Candidate will be corresponding with guests to assist them with booking their reservations. Excellent written and verbal communication required. Great pay and benefits, including paid Yom Tov. Resumes to Careers@ ChurchillLiving.com. Refer to Job No. 16-12. EEO/AA Employer
Machane Ahavas Chesed seeks Geshmake, responsible bochurim as counselors for our daycamp. Applications at Yeshiva Bais Dovid. Info: 845-652-0942.
Special Needs Yeshiva looking for a Master Teacher for the upcoming school year.full time Please call 352-3307 ext.119.
Special Needs Yeshiva looking for a male assistant/aide for the upcoming school . Please call 3523307 ext.119.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT 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
SECRETARY WANTED P.t. Local office: well-organized detail-conscious, Computer skills - pleasant telephone manner. Email resume: email@example.com
RETAIL OFFICE Local heimishe retail office seeking female for full- time position. Must have computer skills, organizational skills and multi-tasking capabilities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
SECRETARY Looking for a full time office secretary please email resume to JOBRESUMEMONSEY@gmail.com Quick Books a must, Indesign a plus
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Hamaspik Choice Inc. is seeking to hire for multiple full time positions to join our Member Services Department. Individual must be able to multi-task and have excellent communication skills. Great opportunity. Graduates welcome. Please email resume to hr@hamaspikchoice. org or fax to 845-503-1502.
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Looking for a change? Looking for salesmen to sell our unique B2B product, very untapped market. Call Aaron at 917-8420348
COMHAB WORKER to take a young woman swimming at Lifeplex on Sunday afternoons. Driverâ€™s license required. Call 845-503-0219.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY Now hiring playgroup morah for the coming September in heimish playgroup in monsey. For serious inquiries please Call 845-4221310
SUMMER JOB Looking for responsible girls/lady for an assistant in a heimishe playgroup. Please call: 845-3565132
VOLUNTEER Looking for a volunteer to take out an adorable little boy with special needs, on Shabbos or weekday afternoons. Please call845-425-0887 Ext 275
SUMMER JOB Machane Ahavas Chesed seeks Geshmake, responsible bochurim as counselors for our daycamp. Applications at Yeshiva Bais Dovid. Info: 845-652-0942.
HELP WANTED Playgroup is Looking for an assistant for upcoming school year. Pls leave a message 845608-1663
ASSISTANTS Looking for assistants in a playgroup for the summer, please call 845-364-6943
ASSISTANT WANTED Small kiddy group looking for girl as an assistant. Herrick area. Please call 425-3491
ASSISTANT Playgroup in Bates Horton area, is looking for a responsible girl willing to work for assistant and teacher Position for summer and September .please call 845.379.4711
LOOKING TO HIRE Looking to hire a full time administrative assistant to the managing partner of a National Real Estate Investment Firm based in Monsey. Must be motivated, responsible, organized and have the ability to multi task. Minimum three years office experience required as well as fluency in Excel and Word. Basic secretarial work needed as well. Please email your resume to HR@ whiteeaglegroup.com
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KIDDIE GROUP available for a summer kiddie group on Park Lane - ages 27 months to 3 years. Please call 352-5130
ASSISTANTS Looking for assistants in a playgroup for the summer please call 845-364-6943
PLAYGROUP Devoiry’s playgroup on Dr Frank will reopen Iy”h for the upcoming year. For registration 845-6627158
BABYSITTER Looking for responsibility high school girl to babysit one baby in my house on Fridays from 9-12. Call 274-6535.
GIRL WANTED Looking for energetic, capable girl to help household in early morning hours 745-9 call 4999446
BABYSITTER WANTED responsibility high-school girl wanted to babysit baby in my house Fridays 9-12. Please call 274-6535.
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ONE MAN BAND professional keyboard player for weddings bar mitzvas ect... Please call 732 770 1398
PHOTOGRAPHER Professional male. References available. 845 642 0572
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CHOSSON ALBUM Will do you baby/chosson album for a great price! Call today-459-7664
HANDYMAN Any job, big or small! Repairs, renovations, installations. 845642-0572 862-505-9546
TUTOR Available to tutor your daughter leimudei kodesh or english studies. Warm and caring. Flexible
LIFEGUARD Experienced lifeguard looking for job. Please call 845 499 8531
& singer music for all occasions by Chaim benatar. 845 659 0222
Tired of stuffing the envelopes? I can help you with that. Invitations, party’s etc. pls call Ruchy 845-521- 4325
Have your strong points highlighted on a professional resume. Excellent for those with limited work experience. Affordable pricing. 845-596-0131
with all types of calls from home. Sales, appointment reminders/ confirming, telemarketing, etc. 845-521-4325
HEMS BOOK BINDING
Basic alterations. Call 596-3140
we except to bind your Sefurim & Books at a great price. Best Choice Bookbinding (845) 445-9183
we do pick ups all year round shuls school homes so please call 845-461-3084
heated, in-ground pool. Convenient Ladies Hours Sun Fri 10 - 3. Groups or other hours please call new number 845-2741193
experianced baal korah is now available 845-425-5683 if no answer leave a message
New heated pool in Chestnut Ridge. Reserve your group rental for summer ‘16 now. Call/ text: (845) 596-3937
do you have cd’s/sd cards piled up waiting to be developed and stored into albums? call/text 845538-3648
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graphic and design for the lowest price and greatest service! Call/ text: 845-538-3648
Are you looking for someone to do maintenance work in a camp or bungalow colony? Call 443468-2518
Heimishe, experienced driver in Eretz Yisroel. Yiddish, English, Hebrew speaking. Please call: 011.972.506.52.8375 845.425.0964
DRIVING SCHOOL Thinking of getting your drivers license?! Yossi’s Driving School can help you. Special- $40 per driving lesson. Call (845) 290 1275
INVITATION PACKAGING The cheapest and quickest service to pack your invitations call 1347-957-2426 and leave a msg or E-mail to invitationpackaging@ gmail.com
HEAD COUNSELORS Professional Poet is available this season to compose your songs to match your taste and theme. Yiddish/English. Poemery 845426-0364 email@example.com
ALTERATIONS Basic alterations Bluefield area 352 7201
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same day next day service call 371-2133
Professionally built custom sheds, at a great price! Call 443-468-2518
Reliable car driver will take you to your destination call Avrohom 845.608.5709
BINDING TAPE Cheapest in monsey! (Shurtape) We also carry 1-1/2” Call today 845-422-5516..
We install with craftsmanship, crown moulding, chair rail, picture frame moulding and much more at great prices. (845) 570-3062
Going to Lakewood for Shavous. For ride or to send a package please call: 845-274-5211. Please leave message.
BOOK SCANNING Have your books scanned to PDF and word, and then returned to you. Republishing, research, e-readers, preservation, Service@ boundbookscanning.com 845598-0467 ext 202
WRAPPING We’ll wrap your gift magnificently. Call 845-263-7463
CDL DRIVER class B wanted for Heimishe Co. in New Jersey. Call: 718-534-0231 or 917-416-2325
Heimish. Take someone punctual, responsible & can ALWAYS depend on. Steady slots available. Day/night. Call/text 917-7504105.
QuickBooks Specialist - Need someone to help post, reconcile, run reports & more? I can help. Call 201-376-4378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A heimeshe yungerman with a brand new mini van is available for all your long distance trips. Great pricing! Call 917.586.7115
We help You get the date! Schedule you photoshoot today. Imagine the possibilities? CelebratingYouToo.com (845)5588247
PEARL RESTRINGING Expert & reliable service. Free pick up & delivery. 845-352-5013
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RIDE/CARPOOL available For women daily to Flatbush. Leaving Monsey 8:15 Am Returning1:00 Pm, Starting Sept. 347.768.1880
LONG DISTANCE trips brand new minivan anywhere anytime very reliable always on time call yanky 845558-2697
BALLOON SPOT Balloons for all occasions. Free delivery with minimum. Airmont area. 845-356-0815
FRAMES Like new picture frames, many 5X7. Call 845-422-1275.
PLASTIC BAG holders to sell. Simple and easy to put together. Only $7 each. 845538-6316
COMPRESSION HOSIERY Delivered 2 U. Medi, Sigvaris, Venotrain, etc.we also sell Tights/ Socks/Boy Shoes. 845-290-0650
SAMPLE SALE Off 6th. women’s and teen’s designer clothing sale. Wedding/ very dressy. Separates, dresses, long skirts & gowns. Appointment only. 845-354-2525
CHOLCOLATE COVERED peanut chew flower. Lekovos shvuous. Call to order now 845352-9022
SANDELS Flower ‘n’ Frills adorable baby headband and sandels sets!!! $12 value of $30 845-206-9033
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Get a taste of the famous chocolate babka! Special discount for new customer! Call:845-6089603
Traveling to Israel? We rent cellphones-daily/weekly specials. Monsey pickup. Please call, leave message if no answer. 845-4459126
Help retain skills learned this year. Groups and one-on-one, available. reasonable rates. call Mrs Fischer 352-3682
HEADBANDS High School Girls! We have a big selection of headbands for all occasions. Call anytime 362-4613
CHALLAH DOUGH freshly made to your specifications, YOSHON, LAST MINUTE ORDERS ACCEPTED. 845-538-9332
GLAD GRAD! Graduation Sensation! One of a Kind Sterling C.Z. Gold Filled & Fashion Jewelry Upto 50% Off 845-352-2051
CHALLAH Rivky’s Challah dough service, Custom made to your needs. 845369-3755
JEWLERY Beautiful jewelry for all ages! Lowest prices in town! Nothing above 10 dollars! Call anytime 347-379-0793
MARY KAY Clearance Sale. Call Baila Malka. 642 1890
HEADPIECES Costom Bridal Headpieces. Call: 845-637-6470
OILS Pure essential oils to help with stress, headaches, pain and emotional healing. Call 845-3711963.
FLOWER ‘N’ FRILLS adorable baby headband and Footsy sets!! $12 value of $30! Great gift idea! 845-203-9066
DRY SHAMPOO oily hair? don’t despair 3 days yom tov but look as fresh as possible tried and true dry shampoo great for when regular wash inst possible.(e.g.9 days in summer) 845-500-2452
M&S SOUND Sound equipment rentals for all occasions, speakers, microphones, mixers and more please call 845263-0460.
MOONWALK Great for playgroup, carnival, or family funday. For children up to age 8. $30/day. Call 356-3142 Proceeds to Tzedaka.
TABLECLOTHS Nappe & Cloe tablecloth rental. New SS16 arrivals. Zissy Goldman 347.782.9121
PROJECTOR Rent a Powerful Projector. Call 845-659-5558
SUPREME SOUND Speakers, subs, mixers, microphones, stands and more please call (845)578-5657
TUTOR experienced tutor available this summer to tutor girls privately in all limudei kodesh Subjects. pls call 347 768 1880
TINY TIKES This camp is making me awesome! Backyard daycamp for 3-5 years old. Hot lunches! Old Nyack area. Call/Text 845-2635317
NIGHT CAMP An exciting night camp for fun loving chassidishe teenage girls. Spectacular activities and trips! Call 347-529-8408.
FUN DAY CAMP for 2-3 Years Old, swimming, games, arts and craft, coloring, and much more! 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. reasonable prices. Responsible counselors. call (845) 200-6381
PLAYGROUP in Airmont Teacher Zlaty’s playgroup now filling slots for Sep’16. Warm teachers, stimulating program, clean environment, healthy lunches/snacks. Extended hours avail.917-828-4503.
PLAYGROUP Teacher Devoiry’s playgroup on Dr Frank will reopen Iy”h for the upcoming year on Yale cor Dr Frank. For registration 845-6627158
BOYS PROGRAM Chasidish after Chieder Boys program. twice weekly ages 7-9 crafting baking ...call 845352 2987
PLAYGROUP SLOT Slot available for 2 year old playgroup in Glenhill for upcoming school year. call 845-426-2094
DROP IN BABYSITTER available in the Adar CT West Central area, also doing Sundays, evenings,& overnight. Pls call 845-659-4286
Love your learning! Many years exp. learning geshmak w/ Balei Batim, Bochurim & Boys 319.3.GEMARA
available to watch your child in the afternoon and during the summer full time. Please contact 845-352-1016.
Algebra-GeometryTrigonometry-Calculus-Physics. Contact: 845-445-8003 or Monsey.Math@gmail.com
Available for the summer months. Located in Victoria Gardens small group. call 845517-0354
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Responsible and caring babysitter available for drop-ins in the Jill area for part-time or full-time. Call917-502-5228
Learn basic computer skills from experienced educator at bargain prices. $15 group session / $20 one on one. Call / text 614.638.6325
Haircutting and styling by the professionals! On Lenore. Keep It Great! Call now: S. Steinmetz 352-0460
Looking for responsible women/ girl wiling to babysit in my home in the evening. (not on a daily bases) please call 845-499-5202 after 3:00 pm
Gain Excel proficiency working with formulas, pivot tables, graphs and more. Lessons tailored to your needs. Please call 732-616-5678
for all your simchos. Monsey blvd. Or your house. Haircuts $10-371-1963
TENNIS LESSONS Have a blast & feel great learning to play this amazing sport! Many years exp. Happy ref. avail. 319.343.6272
HAIR COURSES Learn to style your own hair/ shaitels or for others. One-on-one or group lessons. 845 608 9895
DRUM LESSONS for women and girls. My home or yours. Please call: 845 608 9895
ENGLISH LESSONS א היימישע יונגערמאן איז אוועליבעל ביז.צו אויסלערנען ענגליש פון אנהייב .צו קענען געהעריג ליינען און שרייבען 845-499-7381 אונטערסירטע ביטע רופט
SON-RISE Want to help your autistic child? Learn the Son-rise program. Call 845-425-5161
LOST & FOUND
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
HAIR STYLING! Perfect to the touch hair styling! Great prices! North cole area. Call 263-6811
HAIR CUTS wedding styling, and wash & sets by Toby. Francis area.Great rates call 845.213.0378
SHEITELS/ HAIR cuts and styling. Park Ave/South Monsey area. Great rates. 845538-6316
HAIR/ WIGS Many happy customers: haircuts $10, wash&sets $20-25, styling $20, call 354-2539, Phyllis/ashel area
HAIR To have your hair professionally done at a great price, call now (845) 578-1939.
TEETH WHITENING Get your teeth whitened professionally with lasting results. Male and Female Techs available. Call for specials 845-826-4928
HAIR STYLING! Perfect to the touch hair styling! Great prices! North cole area. Call 2636811
course in Yiddish by R.G. Roth (daughter of Reb. Y. Neustadt) for info call: (845)538-3633
Wash n sets, cuts, blows. Hair courses available-learn to style your own/others hair/shaitels! 845 608 9895
Learn how to master the violin with a heimishe male instructor. Yiddish speaking. 845.538.3486
and styling! Join our many happy customers. Located on Lenore. Call E. Itzkowitz 845-371-8310
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MASSAGE Therapist Available for house calls. Pre-natal, Swedish & Deep Tissue. Chavi Brisk LMT 845 694 9204
INNATE HEALTH Experience the transformational power of Innate Health. Reasonable rates. Please call 845 459 0480.
PREVENT LYME Natural product to remove ticks & natural method to prevent lyme disease. Made by a Monsey Yid. It works great. Lymearrest.com
CHILDBIRTH CLASSES To join the next class please call 845-426-0931. Tzippy Tauber CD (DONA)
KINESIOLOGY and EFT to help you live a happier and healthy life. Call 845371-1963
HEAL YOURSELF Dr. Low’s method will help you build self esteem and deal with family and marital issues 516.512.2610
Misc. PULL-UPS & Diapers Get your diapers/pullups covered by insurance for ages 3+. Call/text 845-709-3192.
CASH FOR CARS get “cash” fast for your car (any car) call 845-596-3791
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NIAGARA TOUR Experience NIAGARA FALLS with a heimishe group of girls. Motzei Shabbos July 16-18. Special early bird rate. Call E.R. Eisenberger 845-356-1822
SAVE ON GAS & electricity every month. call 845-274-1372 for lowest price. if no answer leave message.
TELECONFERENCES & recordings on Shalom Bayis & Kedushas HaBayis. For married women only. Call 845-422-7956 for hotline number.
Gemachim ROOF-CARRIER Roof-carrier Gemach. Fits all cars even those without racks on roof. Minutes to put on. 845-274-5284
DIAPER DONATION Extra diapers sizes newborn to 3? Donate to precious babies in need. Will pick up. Please text 845-6412648
Lost & Found LOST In parking lot of The ridge bag w/ paper goods & personal siddur 393 1118
2 KAPELECH From Stch with name Eli or “Alef” In the Polkadot area or Txsi Ple call 845-3522999
FOUND 2yrs ago near dinev shul a black bluetooth on albert if lost call 5211083
FOUND Found kids black band with rust color bow on west central. call 425-9210
FOUND diamond bracelet- 845.356.5985
FOUND bag on Chol Hamoed in a Latino Taxi that contains a light blue sweater, bottle and some diapers. Call or text 845-499-4666
FREE GIVEAWAYS set of Shabbos China dishes.... Used in good condition... I can be reached at: 845-499-8241.
LOOKING TO HIRE Can you work with special-needs boys? Do you live locally and want a unique summer experience right here in Monsey? Camp Neshoma 2016 is hiring NOW. Join Hamaspik for two months of games, trips, inspiration and much more! Call 845-425-3043
MATERNITY GEMACH Weekday and shabbos clothing, various sizes. Please call or text 845-445-9687 for an appointment.
GPS GEMACH Call 845-352-2588 leave message. (Minimal fee)
SIDDUR GEMACH Sfard: Friedman 845-608-7830. Ashkenaz: Shulman- 845 352 1756 or 845-826-6718
BECHER GEMACH Gemach Kos Yeshuos. Making a simchah, gathering, or Shabbaton? Don’t spend $ on disposable bechers. Use real bechers from our free-loan gemach, an option that’s better for your pocket, and halachically. Call us @ (845) 377-KOS1 (5671) or email us KosYeshuos@gmail.com
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