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YOUR VOICE A SAD NEW TREND Should we not be bothered by the new trend of ¾ sleeves on kallah gowns? This trend has never before taken place in our history. The beginning of a lifetime should be celebrated with utmost kedusha, and this style doesn’t fit the occasion. The tzaddik, the Teshuos Chein, promised his granddaughter that if she lengthened her sleeves of her vort dress, he would give her a bracha to have banim tzaddikim v’talmidei chachamim. The Chazon Ish’s mother could not concentrate in shul one day because a woman’s wrist was showing. We are not at such a madreiga, but b’yom hachuppah we need to be more stringent. D. Feld
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the experience to earn $10 and then start again on another newbie. GOOD HELP starts at $10 Must be reliable (call before being absent and not too often). Should speak some and understand most English Should work at a solid, quick pace and follow instructions AFTER TWO YEARS of devoted work, she gets raised to $11 AFTER FOUR YEARS, she gets raised to $12, which is the ceiling price. A balabuste who does not wish to raise, may have to give reference to the lady’s next job so she can get the raise there and start again with a newer woman. This will make the cleaning lady stick with her job for two years or four so she can earn a raise. Otherwise she will “come and go,” demanding more money from the next balabuste. WHO SETS THE RULES? When a cleaning lady says, “I take 11 dph,” or “You have to pay me a taxi” she is setting the rules. It’s your turn to say “We pay $10 and we do not pay taxis.” If this is the rule throughout the community and we all stick to it, she’ll stay with you. Pay a lady top dollar only if she’s earned it in devoted, committed work. Some people hike the price out of desperation. They are hurting the community. Desperation comes from the belief that there isn’t enough to go around. There’s plenty. Trust Hashem to send help your way without hurting others. Or they say: everyone is paying that price already. Not true. In summation – different levels of help – for different price levels and different needs in the community. B’hatzlacha! A Balabuste in Spring Valley
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UNITY WILL TAKE US FAR In Yiddish, they say, “Tzurik geit a kuzeh.” We will probably not be able to lower the “as of now” prices for cleaning help, but we can unite and make sure the prices stay where they are now. In the z’chus of going out of your comfort zone for the community, Hashem will provide the help you need. Years ago, in Williamsburg the cleaning ladies united before Pesach to demand an inflated price. An askan drove into Chinatown and filled a van (or vans) with Chinese girls, who were happy to earn money cleaning the homes. Achdus can bring us very far. A Reader
A SUGGESTION FOR A SOLUTION With good reason, Moshe Rabbeinu was advised to appoint shoftim and shotrim, because it’s obviously a necessity for Klal Yisroel. And so, my suggestion is for our community to open a local employment agency for household help. This agency would be in charge of formulating, regulating and administrating the requirements for supplying local household help: registrations, language preparation and familiarity with American cleaning methods and products, as well as the financial aspects involved. Rebbetzin Ruth Finkelstein
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MY NEIGHBOR STOPPED BY MY HOUSE before Shemini Atzeres was about to end. There wasnâ€™t much to do except shmooze since we couldnâ€™t prepare for the Simchas Torah seudah. I mentioned I was thinking of walking into Monsey the next day, from our home on the outskirts. I knew her husband had done it several times and it took him about an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the shul he liked to daven at. Since my children were still in strollers and the weather was supposed to be beautiful, I figured it was something worth trying. She asked me which way I was planning to go and I told her. I also mentioned to her that I had been planning to go with my husband in the early morning, before davening. However, my husband had come up with the idea of leaving after he would daven shacharis at our local shul. He would then continue on to dance hakafos in the Monsey shul. The next morning, at 10:30 a.m., I heard a knock on my door. My neighbor stopped on her way to shul to tell me that she mentioned to her husband the way we were planning to go, and he said it would add an extra mile to our walk. Baruch Hashem, we did not leave early like we had planned and that she stopped by the night before. Taking his route, we ended up making it to my parents in an hour and ten minutes. Even better than I had thought!
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NOW THAT YOU HAVE (hopefully) been sticking to some sort of organized food plan for several weeks, eating right should be a bit easier. Once new patterns are established and routines are put in place, eating right becomes less of a challenge... ...Until we are thrown off of our routine. Picture this: You are careful not to skip breakfast. You have been packing healthy snacks every day for weeks. Your lunch consists of a starch, a protein, a nice big salad and a tablespoon of low-fat dressing. You have been mindful of portion control by dinner and haven’t been snacking at night. You haven’t been eating extra challah for a while now. One fine Thursday you come to class and your Rebbi makes the following announcement: “Since you boys have all been learning so well the past few weeks, I have brought you a surprise: fresh danishes and hot cocoa with marshmallows and whipped cream. Enjoy boys, you’ve earned it!” Uh oh. Now what?!
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We have all had the experience where we are eating right and feel strong and healthy, and then are thrown off track. Here are few tips and strategies that clients have found helpful. Different tools work for different people and different situations, so read through the list and make note of which ones feel like they can work for you. 1. PLAN IN ADVANCE: If you know that every Rosh Chodesh means homemade French fries, discuss this with your mother well before Rosh Chodesh, so she can plan accordingly. Same goes for eating out with friends; plan to go to a place that has decent options, and tell your friends that you will need their encouragement. Being prepared might help you avoid the challenging situation and this way, you aren’t insulting or disappointing anyone by not eating the way they might have expected you to eat.
2. PRE-EAT: If you know that you will be in a challenging situation, such as a siyum or a Bar Mitzvah etc., you might want to eat beforehand. Eat something you particularly enjoy, so that you don’t feel deprived, and when you are at the event stick to diet drinks, and perhaps some fruit. 3. EXCHANGE: Some tempting foods can be avoided by replacing them with similar foods that are better for you, so you can enjoy your favorites without feeling deprived. Examples of easy exchanges to common tempting favorites: • French Fries (common on Rosh Chodesh) can be made using oil spray and baked in the oven. • Danishes and donuts can be switched for high-fiber biscotti or low-fat, low-calorie muffins. • Ice cream can be just as delicious in low-fat, sugar-free versions. There is a brand called Confetti Lite that is only 100
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yourself you will have it later, you may be able to make a clear decision about whether or not you really want it. 5. TASTE A BIT: If delaying is impractical or feels too difficult (think ice cream party or Thursday night mishmar cholent), you may want to allow yourself a small taste. In fact, sometimes it is better to taste a small portion of whatever it is that is tempting, rather than fighting the temptation for hours on end, which can ultimately lead to eating more than necessary. If you do decide to indulge, here is what we recommend: • Make sure you are well nourished and hydrated. Never indulge on an empty stomach; the extras are for enjoying the taste, not to fill up. • Have a seat! Eating while standing is never as satisfying as eating while focused and seated. • Use a plate and a fork; this makes it official. Taking bits and nibbles doesn’t allow for the same satisfaction as having a plated portion, but rather allows us to be in denial about how much we are truly eating. • Don’t feel obligated to finish what you started. If you find that what you are eating isn’t as delicious or exciting as you expected, or find yourself satisfied with less than you thought you needed, feel free
to get rid of the rest. Throwing out unhealthy food is definitely not baal tashchis, because taking care of your body is actually a mitzvah, and these foods do more harm than good! By employing some of the tips above, you can stay on track even when tempting situations arise. Treat each difficult situation as its own challenge, and you will see that after a while you will get into the habit of making good decisions even in tempting situations. Coming next week: What to do if you fall off track
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THIS WEEK’S PARSHA BEGINS, “Vayeitzei Yaakov… – And Yaakov left Beer Sheva and went to Charan.” (Bereishis 27:10) Yaakov’s father had commanded him to leave home and travel to the house of his maternal grandfather Besuel, and take a wife from among Lavan’s daughters. Upon describing Yaakov Avinu’s departure, the Torah says, “Vayishma Yaakov el aviv v’el imo vayeilech… – And Yaakov listened to his father and his mother, and he went…” (Bereishis 27:7) This was clearly a matter of kibbud av v’eim. It appears that Yaakov immediately obeyed his father’s command and traveled directly to Charan to take a wife – but that is not what happened. Rashi states that Yaakov first hid for fourteen years in the house of Ever and only then proceeded to Charan. Yaakov Avinu spent thirty-six years away from his
many years, Chazal say that he was punished – because of the twenty years he spent in Lavan’s house and the two years he spent traveling, Yaakov was later faced with the challenge of losing his own son Yosef for twenty-two years. Rashi states that Yaakov was not punished for the fourteen years he spent learning in the Yeshiva of Shem and Ever rather than proceeding directly to Lavan’s house to take a wife, as his father had commanded him. Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky, zt”l, in his sefer “Emes L’Yaakov,” asks why was Yaakov’s fourteen-year delay in taking a wife was not considered a failure in honoring his parents. He then offers a beautiful answer to this question. Yaakov Avinu had grown up imbibing the pure Torah of Avraham Avinu and Yitzchak Avinu. This Torah was a pure Torah as could be taught in his cir-
the influences on their talmidim. Yaakov departed from this pure environment in order to travel to a place of corruption and evil, and learning in the Yeshiva of Shem and Ever was what Yaakov felt he needed in order to remain a tzaddik in Lavan’s house. Shem had lived among the generation of the mabul, and Ever had lived through the time of the dor haflaga. Their yeshiva focused on facing the challenge of living a Torah-true life even when surrounded by negative influences – Toras Hagalus. Rashi, on Bereishis 37:3, cites Onkeles that the special favor Yaakov showed his son Yosef HaTzaddik was to teach him all the Torah he had learned in the yeshiva of Shem and Ever. This special Toras Hagalus may very well be what helped Yosef remain a tzaddik in Mitzrayim. We see that learning the Toras Hagalus taught in the yeshiva of Shem and Ever was an important aspect of Yaakov’s preparation to travel to Charan, but how does this factor into the mitzvah of kibbud av v’eim? Rav Kamenetsky answers that when Yaakov’s parents commanded him to go to Lavan’s house and take a wife, it was understood that this command implic-
It is important to anticipate what challenges lie ahead and prepare oneself accordingly. parents upon leaving them. He spent fourteen years learning in the yeshiva of Shem and Ever, followed by twenty-two years in Lavan’s house. Because Yaakov left his parents for so
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cumstance: He was surrounded by tzaddikim and sheltered from bad influences. The Yeshiva of Avraham and Yitzchak was cut off from the outside world, and they controlled and screened all
itly included the condition that he remain a tzaddik the entire time, and return to them a tzaddik. Stopping to learn in the yeshiva of Shem and Ever was an integral part of fulfilling this aspect of their command. Rav Kamenetsky likens this to a man asking his son to buy him a lulav and esrog. Although it might not have been stated directly, it is clear that the father means that the son should bring him a kosher lulav and esrog. If the son feels he lacks the knowledge to choose a proper lulav and esrog, then first sitting down to learn the halachos is not an undue delay in the fulfillment of the mitzvah, but rather an integral part of the proper performance of the mitzvah. Likewise, sitting and learning how to remain a tzaddik so that he could return to his parents righteous was an integral part of fulfilling his parents’ desire; that Yaakov return unblemished by his encounter with Lavan was not considered an undue delay in the performance of their command to go take a wife. We know that there is one Torah – but we also know the Torah has seventy faces. (Bamidbar Rabbah 13:15) A person must be realistic with himself and his life circumstances, reflecting not only on where he comes from – the type of environment in which he grew up – but also where he is going. It is important to anticipate what challenges lie ahead and prepare oneself accordingly. Just as Yaakov succeeded in returning unblemished to his father, may we return our neshamos to our Father clean and pure.
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Stone Recap: Mr. Boden leads Malka’la to his office, where he interrogates her and hands her a check of a very small amount. DAZED, SHE STUMBLED DOWN his weed-framed path. It was a long way home. She’d thought that by not taking a cab, she wouldn’t have to share thirty percent with the driver. Now she could keep all of it, all thirty-six dollars. She wasn’t feeling indignation. Not yet. She was too small for that, the shame burning her up in pinpoint pains. Thirty-six dollars. He had elaborated on how much he values money, how he would never shell out an extra penny, how people are not careful enough, they throw around money, they throw it away. Young people with fancy luxuries, and she had agreed with him. Because she agreed with frugality, with carefulness, with using resources wisely. Like a fool she agreed with him, not realizing he was possibly talking about her. She stumbled and caught herself. His yard had a path, blocks of cracked pavement, grass like unwanted hair sprouting from between the upended cement. He couldn’t even care for his yard and make sure that people walking toward and away from him wouldn’t stumble. Now she was feeling it, the rage. He was hoarding money like
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grain in a drought year, not even smoothing out the path to his door. He was holding on, tightly managing a ship full of earnest, working women who labored to give him his wealth. He was doing all this, and the money never went further, didn’t circulate. He couldn’t even give her more than thirty-six dollars. The indignation. She, a woman of Yerushalayim, had walked through the galus spheres, come all the way here, knocked on his door with an opportunity to help the pure children she was raising in her home back in Eretz Yisrael. Those children never breathed air that wasn’t the pure Yerushalayim breath of Hashem, and they never, ever sullied their bodies with luxury, had not partaken in the gifts of This World even once. She had come to him and risked everything to follow him down the dark road to his basement money machine. She had laid it all out on the table in front of him. She spoke of her deepest desires, that of giving her children life. It was such a woman’s thing, such a mother’s call, entwined with her identity like a soul in a body, and she had bared it all to him, expressed the frustration
of never being able to give the way she wanted to give, and that she was willing to accept help. His help. But he had not heard her. He couldn’t, stuck as he was in a miser’s grip. Enrobed in warm, pulsating rage now, she ran back up his broken pathway, and rang the bell three times. It took him a while — it always did, it seemed, until he shuffled to the door. She rang again. She heard him, the way the house danced a slow shuffle under his footsteps. He opened the door. She wasn’t sure what to say, but gripping the check in her sweaty fingertips, she knew the words would come. If they wouldn’t make sense, they still would. They were the indignation of a mother’s heart; they were the language of love, true love, a mother’s fierce and protective love. “Thirty-six dollars,” she said, simply. He emitted some sort of sound. Was it a chuckle? She wasn’t completely sure. “Thirty-six dollars?” she demanded. “I tell you of hunger. You tell me of money beyond my wildest dreams. And this is what you
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give? Thirty-six dollars?” That chuckle again. “Thirty-six?” “Money has value. I didn’t tell you about my business to impress on you my wealth. I was saying, ‘I work for my money.’ How many times a day do people knock here? They don’t work. They ask me, who works, for my money. I tell them go to work. I have my tzedakahs. I support my rav, I give to my eineklach’s mosdos. I even give to organizations, who give to poor people. Organizations I trust. But stam people? I give them a dollar and send them away. You, you’re a mother. You told me you work, and yet you can’t do more. So I gave you.” “You gave me thirty-six dollars. You need to give me more. You need to give me at least a thousand dollars.” She would stare him in the eye, stare him down, but she had never done that. She wouldn’t do it now. She wasn’t budging, though. He knew it. He could see it in her stance. “I’ll give you a hundred dollars.” “Five. At least five hundred.” “Two. I’ll give you two.” He went back into the house. She stood her foot into the entrance and waited.
if both checks were still with her, she left. It was a hardwon battle. But at least she was two hundred dollars ahead. That was a full month of groceries for her entire family, or a percentage of her ticket. She felt it now, the ever-present cold even in the warm days, a cold so pervasive, a cold she had never envisioned. I will never again go into a person’s home. I will never go without researching the person, and finding out. But she had researched. Gella told her clearly that he was one of the pillars in the community, that he lived simply but gave generously. “A beggar can’t ask,” she told herself silently and sadly, as she turned a corner, out of his street, and stopped to consult the handdrawn map she had created using Gella’s direction. Today, the sun was shining, and beneath the ice-capped snow, rivulets of melt-
I tell you of hunger. You tell me of money beyond my wildest dreams. And this is what you give? Thirty-six dollars? He brought it out to her and gave it to her. She checked to see the amount. Two hundred, like he said. “I just want to say, I’m not coming here again. But for all those others, my brothers, the people in my family, in my city, people who accept hunger with dignity, I want to say this: If a person stretches out his hand, believe me, it’s because he needs it. Nobody goes through the indignity of asking if they have a better way of getting it.” “Der Eibishter zul eich helfen,” he said. It was an undercutting insult, as well as a blessing she accepted upon herself. She threw her shoulders up and, checking to see
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ing water were trickling into every gutter. She should knock on the houses she passed on the way and ask for dollars and coins. If she was willing to fight for her sustenance, she had to be willing to work for it too, to collect coin by coin, appearing before strangers and appealing to them. Today, at least, she could breathe without the ominous cloud issuing from her mouth. In all her life, she had never met or understood the American winter. She had been wholly unprepared for this trip; she clearly saw that now. But today was different. And Hashem had helped her. He gave her Gella, and her generosity and compassion.
And He gave her a fighting spirit. Today she had a coat, and boots and even a warm wool shawl, which she was moving progressively lower down her chin because the weather wasn’t cruel. This house here, the red one trimmed in perfectly chopped green shrubs, it looked like they might give her a dollar. She stood there, under a white metal street sign with English words, consulting her map, regarding the house. She could go home. Back to Gella, the comfort, the ease of passivity. But then what would she tell her children? Other Israeli meshulachim came, made money after breaking their own spirit, and left. She had nothing. Almost three hundred dollars now, not even enough to cover the expense of her ticket. There had to be a way. But was knocking on doors the way? Wasn’t there another way? “Bashefer, I am entirely ready for You to take away my poverty. I made mistakes. I trusted people I should never have. I rushed into America without adequately preparing. I’ve relied on the goodness of others, instead of Your generosity, forgetting how limited people are, in their resources and in their heart. I have been desperate, I have been passive, I have been very much afraid. I have done all that, and I have seen that they all wind into the same culde-sac, the dead end of poverty. It hasn’t worked. Nothing has worked. Take it away. Take it all away.” To be continued... Chany Rosengarten authors columns and serialized novels in leading publications. She can be reached at gchanyg@ gmail.com.
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Sábado por la noche
Are you thirsty?
Are you hungry?
Thank you for coming
Gracias por venir
I am so happy you came!
¡Estoy tan contenta de que hayas venido!
I have ________ hours to give you on __________________: Tengo ____ horas para darte el ________:
In the Jewish religion we value modesty. In this particular house we ask our cleaning help to wear a uniform or to come dressed with long sleeves and loose pants or a long skirt. We appreciate your cooperation. En la religión judía valoramos el recato. En esta casa en particular, le pedimos a las empleadas domésticas que usen uniforme o que vistan mangas larga y pantalones holgados o una falda larga. Apreciamos su cooperación.
Can you come at _______ a.m/p.m?
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Please call me if you cannot come when you are scheduled.
Por favor, llámame si no puedes venir el día que programamos.
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¿Puedes trabajar todas las semanas?
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Necesito que vengas:
Organize the cabinet
Organiza el botiquín
Take out garbage
Saca la basura
Polish the mirror
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Wash floor with mop
Limpia el piso con el trapo
Put back shower curtain
Vuelve a colocar la cortina de la bañadera
Wash floor by hand
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Pasa la aspiradora por el piso
Wash corners by hand
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Limpia los zócalos
Dust the top of:
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IN THE BEDROOM Wash windows
Clock, pictures, etc.
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Take out the garbage
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Wash garbage can
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Limpia las ventanas
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Limpia las cortinas
Pon a un lado:
Inside window frame
Por dentro del marco de la ventana
Dust blinds Clean curtains with vacuum
Ropa de los niños
wash in machine
lava a máquina
Ropa de los adultos
wash by hand
lava a mano
Toda la ropa
Toallas de baño
Polish the ceiling fan
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Trapos de baño
Polish the light fixtures
Limpia los artefactos de luz
Trapos de limpieza
Polish the wood
Limpia la madera
Polish the glass/mirrors
Limpia los vidrios/ espejos
Move the bed and clean under it
Mueve la cama y limpia debajo de ella
Lavado a mano
Lava con agua:
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funda de colchón
take off and wash
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Organiza los detergentes
Lava las mesadas
Lava la pileta
Limpia el filtro de pelusa
Clean lint filter
IN THE DINING ROOM/ LIVING ROOM Take out all silver
Quita toda la platería
Polish this silver
Pule esto de plata
Clean inside china cabinet
Limpia dentro de la vitrina de porcelana
Put back all silver
Vuelve a colocar toda la platería
Take out all books and polish bookshelf
Quita todos los libros y limpia el estante
Inside window frame
Dentro del marco de la ventana
Spray the chandelier
Rocía la araña (candelabro de techo)
Wash chandelier by hand
Limpia la araña a mano
Lava las cortinas
wash in machine
wash by hand
Polish the ceiling fan
Limpia el ventilador de techo
Polish the light fixtures
Limpia los artefactos de luz
Polish the wood
Limpia la madera
Polish the glass
Limpia el vidrio
Move __________ and clean under:
Limpia los zócalos
Limpia las paredes
Pasa la aspiradora en el piso
Dust the top of:
Limpia la superficie de:
Clock, pictures, etc. Organize and wash inside:
Reloj, cuadros, etc. Organiza y limpia dentro de:
IN THE KITCHEN According to the Jewish religion, we are very careful never to mix meat and dairy products. Because of this, we have separate sides of the kitchen for meat and dairy. Some of us also have a side that is neither for meat or dairy. Please be careful to wash your hands and change your gloves and cleaning rags when going from one side to another. Thank you! De acuerdo a la religión judía, debemos ser muy cuidadosos en no mezclar nunca productos cárnicos y lácteos. Por lo tanto, la cocina está separada en dos lados, uno para carne y otro para leche. Algunos de nosotros incluso tenemos un tercer espacio, que no se usa ni para carne ni para leche. Por favor, ten cuidado en lavar tus manos y cambiar tus guantes y trapos cuando pasas de un lado a otro. ¡Gracias!
Wash the meat dishes
Lava los platos de carne
Wash the milk dishes
Lava los paltos de leche
Wash the parve dishes
Lava los platos parve
Please change your gloves and use a new rag when you go the __________ side.
Por favor cambia tus guantes y usa un trapo distinto cuando pasas al lado __________.
Mueve el _________ y limpia debajo:
Seca los platos
Put away dishes
Pon a un lado los platos
Take out everything from the refrigerator and wash
Quita todo lo del refrigerador y límpialo
Take out everything from the freezer and wash
Quita todo lo del congelador y lávalo
Put back the things on the counter
Vuelve a colocar las cosas en la mesada
Lava la pileta
Limpia las hornallas
Barre el piso
Wash floor with mop
Limpia el piso con un trapo
Wash floor by hand
Limpia el piso a mano
Wash corners by hand
Limpia las esquinas a mano
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Limpia el horno
Wash the counter top
Lava por encima de las mesadas
Pots and pans
Ollas y sartenes
Botiquín del baño
Armario de sábanas
Limpia las ventanas
Inside window frame
Dentro del marco de la ventana
Limpia las persianas
Limpia las cortinas
wash in machine
lava a máquina
wash by hand
lava a mano
Wash all baseboards/ chair rails
Limpia todos los zócalos/ rieles de las sillas
Limpia las paredes
Wash ceiling corners
Limpia las esquinas de los techos
Limpia el techo
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Limpia el ventilador de techo
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Polish the light fixtures
Limpia los artefactos de luz
Suavizante de ropa
Polish the wood
Limpia la madera
Polish the glass
Limpia el vidrio
Barre el piso
Wash floor with mop
Limpia el piso con un trapo
Window cleaner (Windex)
Wash floor by hand
Limpia el piso a mano
Wash corners by hand
Limpia las esquinas a mano
Limpia los zócalos
Limpia las paredes
Limpiador de muebles
Dust the top of:
Limpia la superficie de:
Pulidor de plata
Clock, pictures, etc. Organize:
reloj, cuadros, etc. Organiza:
Pots and Pans
Ollas y sartenes
Take out the garbage
Quita la basura
Wash garbage can
Limpia el tacho de basura
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National Highway Safety Administration. Increased building in the area, which destroys open areas that are home to deer, has been identified as one of the reasons for a higher incidence of deer-related collisions in recent years. The NHTSA warns drivers who see a deer in the roadway to avoid veering into oncoming traffic because headon collisions can have far greater
consequences than actually hitting the deer. Drivers are also warned to avoid swerving onto the shoulder of the road if they see a deer in their lane of travel. Approximately 1.5 million deer accidents are reported each year, resulting in more than $1 billion in vehicle damage and causing approximately 10,000 injuries.
Hudson Valley Drivers Hit Hard by Statewide Move Over Enforcement (Governor Cuomo’s Office) MORE THAN 40 PERCENT OF THE tickets written by state troopers on the New York State Thruway during a special enforcement period of the state’s Move Over law were issued to drivers in the Hudson Valley area. During the first five-day program, which ran from November 14th to November 18th, 230 tickets were issued, which is four times more than nor-
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New Tappan Zee Bridge One Step Closer to Completion (The Journal News) TWO STRETCHES OF ROAD DECK have been completed on the Tappan Zee Bridge, bringing the dream of the multi-billion dollar bridge even closer to reality. The two finished portions of the roadway are both located on the Rockland County-bound span of the bridge. A third and final portion located at the center of the span has yet
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to be completed, and all three sections will be overlaid with a one-inch concrete polymer before the bridge opens to traffic in either the spring or summer of 2017. All Tappan Zee traffic will be shifted to the new westward bound span once it opens, allowing the New York State Thruway Authority to demolish the existing bridge. Once that
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Post-Election News President Elect Trump’s Thank You Tour Donald Trump and Mike Pence have set out on a tour around the country, this time not to campaign, but to thank his supporters. The tour is set to cover key swing states that helped him win the White House. The first stop was in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 1st. The rhetoric was very similar to his campaign speeches, with jabs at the “dishonest” media and Hillary Clinton. And after weeks of being cooped up in a barricaded Tower in Manhattan, Trump seemed to be enjoying the rally tremendously, feeding off of the crowd’s enthusiasm. The message was first and foremost “America First.” Trump took the time to thank his supporters for their vote of confidence and, he added, “Now the real work begins.” He asserted that he would suspend immigration from the Middle East and touted his success in convincing a Carrier plant in Indianapolis to remain in the U.S. rather than moving their operations to Mexico. Overall the tour is a chance for Trump to get back to what brought him the presidency, his everyman persona, and if played right, a chance to unite the country before he takes office in January.
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The Monsey View interviewed two Monsey residents who use their fluency in the Spanish language to act as a liaison between Monsey homemakers and Latino cleaning help. They do this as a chesed to the community, and together, they shared the following information as a service to our readership. Below is summary of the topics discussed.
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cleaning jobs. Another major part of the crisis is that there are many people who are desperate for help that’s just not available, so they resort to offering already employed cleaning help a higher rate, and successfully convince them to quit their current jobs and take up employment in their homes. They often don’t realize that there are homemakers, many of them who probably trained their cleaning ladies and/or have them in their employ for years, who will be left without the help. What are some suggestions you can share on how to make a cleaning woman want to stay with you? First and foremost, treat her well and feed her well. Another one of the key factors is to make sure that her hours are filled up. If she keeps asking you if you have a friend for more hours and you pay her no heed, she will be on her way as soon as she finds someone who will give her work to fill up her hours. (A full day should be at least eight or nine hours.) Make sure also that her “houses” are in close proximity of each other, as walking is something the cleaning ladies really do not enjoy. It wastes their time and energy and they’d rather not go out in the elements. And even when you are dividing her day close by, don’t make her go to four homes in one day. For her, this means that she gets all the heavy work in each house, and it’s a taxing day. It might encourage her to look for employment that requires less of the strenuous work. Very important is to be consistent and never to can-
cel her unless it is an emergency. Whenever there’s no way out, make sure she knows about it in advance. Don’t make her stand at the door, knocking, and then try to call you, and then go home, without having earned anything. This will definitely be something that will make her look for a new job. How do you suggest keeping the prices down? The community can change the rising costs of employing cleaning help by being a little firmer. There’s no reason you have to give in to unreasonable demands! We always try to explain to the cleaning women who insist that they work only for more than the going rate that we can’t pay more than the standard rate, but we could try to get them good jobs and fill up their hours. They try their luck, and they have the support; they stick together and egg each other on to insist on a higher rate. But if we won’t give in to that higher rate, we will be able to stay at the current prices. Sometimes you may be desperate enough to pay more. At least if you are giving in, don’t make it sound like it’s so easy for you. Don’t make it sound like you’re rolling in money. Many of these women feel that we are throwing away our money, that we have enough and more than them. It comes from our desperation to have help, but they don’t know what our motives are. All they see is that their demands are given in even before they have to beg. If we would show them that we need to think it over, discuss it, that we’re groaning a bit, that the money is a big consideration for us, they wouldn’t be so confident in insisting on more money. We have to unite as a community. If everyone would be on the same page, we can prevent the cost of cleaning help from rising yet higher. We explain to the cleaning women in a kindly tone, and you can explain to yours too, that when we go to work, nobody pays our trans-
portation. We have to get there on our own. We have to bring our own lunch, our own drinks. They get lunch, food, drinks, snacks… and we simply can’t provide transportation or pay more than we are. If it’s done in a mentchlich manner, it works. And also, don’t think that a woman who charges more does better work or is more reliable. It in no way reflects on their performance. We do find, though, that those who work for an agency have a stronger sense of reliability, as they have someone of authority to answer to when they decide not to show up. What are some common complaints that you hear from cleaning ladies? Some people are not aware that they really should be giving cleaning women food and drink — on time. Most of these cleaning ladies come to you on an empty stomach; they can’t eat too early in the morning. Keep that in mind and offer them food and drink. Not only are you being mentchlich, but you will gain as well, as everyone functions better when they’re well fed. Generally, you won’t want them to bring their own lunches and then get upset when you don’t want them to use your microwave to warm it up, so providing the food really is the best option. Another thing to keep in mind is that when a cleaning woman divides her time in two or three homes, please communicate with the others as far as her food arrangements are concerned. Other w ise, each will assume that another is pro-
viding lunch, while she may go an entire day without having a bite to eat. That’s cruel, and a tremendous chillul Hashem. Very many of the cleaning women leave their jobs in search of better ones because they don’t get enough food or drink. Erev Pesach especially is a time when the cleaning ladies’ needs get neglected. It’s hard to manage food at that time. Make sure you have non-chometz items on hand, bananas, eggs, yogurts. You don’t want them to bring their own food then! And the average cleaning lady works really hard before Pesach. Once in a while, you can serve her cereal, but before you have her wash your dishes, sit her down to her own meal like a mentch. If your cleaning lady insists only on certain foods, you have to weigh the pros and cons and decide if it’s worth it to cater to her needs. It’s up to you. But whatever you do give, give respectfully. They like their bread toasted; don’t give it to them straight out of the freezer. How often and what kinds of food should I serve my cleaning lady? Like we mentioned above, most of the Spanish cleaning ladies will not have had breakfast before they start working. When your cleaning lady comes into the house, no matter the time, always offer her a drink. Around 10:00, she should be offered breakfast. It doesn’t have to be the very elaborate or very nutritious, but it should be filling. You can prepare something like two or three slices of cake, a coffee and a banana. At 1:00 or 2:00 she should be given a normal, good lunch. And if she works later, she’ll need supper again. Throw in a little snack or treat here and there, and make sure she has what to drink. The best is to prepare a bottle
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of water and some cups and show her that she can help herself when needed. Is there anything particular that shouldn’t be said to a cleaning lady? Just treat them in a mentchlich manner. You are the boss and can demand certain things, but do it with kavod habriyos and avoid a chillul Hashem. From your perspective, what are your thoughts of leaving hired
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different areas to help out with this crisis? It’s something we don’t have ideas for. It’s definitely always good to ask your cleaning ladies if they have any cousins or friends, or ask taxi drivers with which you ride if they know anyone. But we found that usually when we managed to procure someone in such a roundabout manner, they weren’t committed, and did not necessarily show up. What is the right way of training cleaning help, setting one’s standards in place without being demeaning or overpowering? Nobody likes it when someone is on top of them like crazy. The key is to be very friendly and do everything with a big smile, in a pleasant manner. The first time a woman comes, bring her in, greet her nicely and then show her around. Show her where you keep your shmattes, your cleaning stuff and anything she might need over the course of the day. Then tell her that you will show her where you want her to clean. Go into the room and show her around. Be very specific with every detail, and what detergent should be used for each spot. Ask her if she understood the instructions, and show her where you will be if she has any questions. You can pop in to check up on her, but don’t make it obvious; pretend you’re taking something from the closet. When she’s done, repeat the process in the next room and all subsequent jobs you’d like her to tackle. Continue the training for the next 2-3 times, until she is comfortable with her tasks. It’s exhausting, but it’s a worthwhile investment. She’ll know what’s expected of her and you’ll relax when she’ll be there. If you see that she did something wrong, or not well, don’t criticize her harshly or make her redo it on the spot. It’s demeaning. Instead, smile and say, “Today it’s good, but next time, I’ll show you how to do it differently.” (“Hoy buena, otre dia dif-
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ferente.”) Do you feel it’s okay to relax and eat while the cleaning woman is working? You don’t have to stand and work alongside her; you can continue your regular activities, but it’s not very mentchlich to be openly relaxing on the couch or play a family game with ice cream and popcorn while she’s right there, working herself to the bone. Don’t make her feel like a slave. You can definitely sit down and eat and serve your family while she’s working. (Make sure that she gets her meal first, though!) Obviously, she’s getting paid for the work, but there’s still a fine line that shouldn’t be crossed. And when you do need to relax, you could explain to her that you’re not feeling well. Is it okay to demand that my cleaning lady doesn’t use her phone while she’s here? It definitely may, and should, be said, but it must be done very, very sweetly. Explain to her that you pay her and you want her to focus on her work. But don’t be a policeman. Tell her she can make emergency calls, and let’s say if her baby is at the sitter, give her certain times when she can call to check up, like while she eats. And if she wants to hear music while working, let her use her headphones, but you have every right to make sure she’s not getting sidetracked from her work. Make the atmosphere pleasant for these housekeepers. You can turn on music for them, and make the tempo fast. It makes anyone work faster. Do you have any advice to help with communication, so my cleaning help better comprehends what I tell them? Speak very slowly, use the least words possible, and gesture to make
your point. They slowly do pick up the language, English, as well as some Yiddish. Be careful how you speak in front of them, because even if they’re not understanding the words, they pick up on the vibes. How can I make my cleaning help get dressed more modestly? It is very important that these cleaning women should appear in our homes decently dressed. It is important to insist on tznius. Explain to your cleaning lady that these basic guidelines must be met: The sleeves must reach past the elbow, the chest must be covered until the neck, the t-shirt or sweater must be long enough to cover until the middle of the legs, and clothing should not be tight fitted. You can prepare clothing for them, the sleeves on a shirt that you are no longer using can be shortened and it makes a perfect coverup. Nighties that have ¾ sleeve and come down until just above the knee are soft, comfortable and do the job. But whatever you give them must be spotless and fresh. Give it to them folded, or let them see how you’re taking it off the hanger. They rightfully won’t want to wear anything that is not fresh or clean. And understandably, if your cleani n g woman c o m e s decently dressed, leave good enough alone. And here too, the key factor is to explain everything kindly and pleasantly. If she comes with a poorly covered chest, show her a safety pin and ask her
sweetly if she’d make the neck a little tighter please. Explain that your husband is there, your boys are there, and you would really appreciate if she’d be “modesta.” But don’t forget that they’re not used to layering up in the summer. Offer to lower the temperature on your AC and show her that you want to make her comfortable. Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers? Firstly, from a cleaning agency point of view (whose heads we get to speak to frequently): Don’t forget that the agencies are trying their best. Some women let out their anger and frustration on the heads of agencies, who are only trying to help for a minimal pay. People feel that since they pay them, they now own them, and criticize, complain and accuse when a cleaning lady doesn’t show up or doesn’t work well. The agencies are trying their best, and it’s very difficult. Please treat them well. Another thing to point out: A cleaning lady is human. Things can break, and never reprimand her for it. No one breaks something on purpose. If someth ing is too delicate or expensive, please clean it yourself. In some areas there are funds for cleaning help before Pesach. It is a beautiful thing, where people contribute to the cause and anyone in need of cleaning help can call for help in funding it or borrow money and return it at a later time. In some programs there’s a donor who matches every dollar raised. That’s a beautiful thing, allowing Yiddishe families to get the help that they can use.
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studies suggest that early supplementation may reduce the risk of having another heart attack. A 2011 review in the journal Atherosclerosis found that CoQ10 significantly improves the health and function of our arteries, which may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. And finally, a 2007 meta-analysis of 12 studies published in the Journal of Human Hypertension found that CoQ10 lowers systolic blood pressure by up to 17 mm/Hg and diastolic blood pressure by up to 10 mm/Hg. Your body uses the same metabolic machinery to make CoQ10 as it does to make cholesterol, and so statin drugs, taken to lower cholesterol, also lower CoQ10. CoQ10 is beneficial for the prevention of migraines at doses of 100 mg taken three times per day. In fact, it was given a “strong recommendation” for migraine prophylaxis from the Canadian Headache Society. Some research indicates that migraines occur, in part, due to mitochondrial dysfunction (explained above).
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By Rabbi Moshe Taub
THE FAMED, AND frum, Washington attorney, Nate Lewin, tells of the following incident from when he worked as a law clerk for Thurgood Marshall, the celebrated United States Supreme Court Justice: “I finally had to tell him that — not only could I not work late on Fridays and on Saturdays because of my keeping of Shabbos, I needed to take off many days from work due to the upcoming fall season of Yomim Tovim. “Justice Marshall replied to me, ‘Don’t worry, I know all about the rules of Shabbos, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkos. You see, I was a Shabbos goy when I lived years ago in the Jewish section of Baltimore.’” Perhaps the legal mind of Mr. Marshall was able to unravel these complicated halachos — but for most of us a quick review is in order. In this article we will focus on one issue: cleaning help on Shabbos. It is imperative that the reader ultimately takes these shailos to their own personal Rav; what is contained in this space is simply for the reader’s edification. The reader should keep in mind that in most cases one may not even benefit from a melacha performed by a goy for them on Shabbos, even if not requested. For this reason, these halachos need constant review.
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-IThe first hurdle we need to circumvent, perhaps surprisingly, is not even Amira L’Akum, and applies even if no melacha is being requested. The Mishnah teaches us that irrespective of Amira L’Akum there is a separate issur of hiring a non-Jewish worker on the actual day of Shabbos. This is true even if the work he is being hired for will not even take place on Shabbos, and even if the work entails no melacha. Scenario: After hosting a Friday night sheva brachos your neighbor offers you her maid for a few hours. Based on the above, it would be forbidden to arrange for her on Shabbos to come to you on Shabbos. However, there are two ways around this concern. A) You may still go over to this maid and request that she come help you clean up, or wash dishes, etc. So long as you do not express the concept or term of “work,” and, of course, no talk of payment is made (although it is understood). B) If the matter that will cause your need for cleaning help is a mitzvah (e.g. a siyum, bris, etc.) then one can arrange on Shabbos for the cleaning help to come work (but still with no money/payment discussed). ----------------------The remaining issues relate directly to melacha as well as to what a cleaning lady may and may not do in a Jewish home on Shabbos:
the days — if she chooses to stay and work on Shabbos then certain melachos may be allowed under the following conditions: A) They are not noisy. B) The work is performed in private (her room, or in a place not generally entered. C) She was not directed to do this today. Short of these conditions no melacha should ever be done, even in her room and for herself (vacuuming her room for herself; quiet melachos done in her room, that are obviously done just for her may be allowed). Scenario 1: One has a full-time maid who gets a couple of days off. She decides to work on Shabbos and takes clothing of yours, without being asked, that need ironing into her room to iron. This would be allowed and you need not protest. Scenario 2: The same case, but you direct her to iron the clothing. This would be forbidden. Scenario 3: The same case, but she wishes to use a vacuum cleaner or dishwasher (see below regarding dishwashers), or plant and garden outside. Because these are either noisy or call attention to the act, they would be forbidden. ----------------------Once all of the above is resolved, we now move on to the most common cases. Once we have determined that they are not being asked to do melacha, what may they be asked to do? And, what if they are asked to wash dishes and choose on their own to use hot water?
Full Time Maid: The Rama rules that hired help who gets paid a lump sum for a variety of general jobs and responsibilities is still considered a sechir yom (an hourly wage earner). This means that she may not perform any melacha-based work for you on Shabbos and Yom Tov, period. (This would be especially true of cleaning help that is not full time, where they were hired specifically for Shabbos hours) Rav Shlomo Miller and others rule that today, however, when a full-time cleaning lady may take off one or two days a week — Shabbos being one of
“First, we should point out that one may arrange during the week for a cleaning lady to come to one’s house on Shabbos. This is true even if an hourly rate for those few hours is given just for the Shabbos work, so long as no melacha is being expected, rather simple help with clean-up, dishes etc.” Any melacha that she chooses on her own to do and that is not an essential part of the labor would be allowed. For example, it is of no concern how she gets to your house — by foot or by car. For the same reason, if a maid decides that she does not wish to wash the dishes with cold water and chooses to
use hot water, this would be fine. So long as the work can be done in a permissible way and she chooses a melacha method to perform it then it is of no concern. There is one exception to the above: Some Poskim recommend that she not wash dishes near the close of Shabbos for reasons beyond the scope of this article. The reader is directed to their personal Rav for guidance. Most poskim draw the line at using an actual dishwasher, due to its noise. Many camps and caterers are lenient in this regard. A Rav should be consulted. ----------------------Finally, one may be wondering: Is there no major melacha-based incentive to having a maid, a full-time Shabbos goy?
-IVAlthough the Shulchan Aruch writes the general rule that anything that is forbidden for a Jew to do it is also forbidden to have a non-Jew do, there are exceptions. Of course, there are the general cases the come up from time to time when a goy is needed (e.g. you forgot to leave the air conditioner on). After speaking to your Rav, and should he give you a heter, you will have a goy at the ready! However, there is one area where she could be of help always. This most common allowance is called Psik Reisha. Say one forgets to undo their refrigerator light before Shabbos — Rav Moshe Feinstein and many others allow one to directly ask the maid (or any non-Jew) to open and close the refrigerator. This is because the goal is the food inside, and not the light going on and off, even though this is inevitable. Even though a Jew is forbidden to do these types of melachos, a non-Jew may be asked. The concept of Psik Reisha is complex and one should not apply it without speaking to a Rav (other than the refrigerator case, which we already indicated is okay). Rabbi Moshe Taub lives in Queens where he serves as a Rav. He is the Director of the BVK and a weekly contributor and Rabbinic Editor at Ami Magazine.
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1. HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE HOUSEHOLD HELP?
2. WHAT KIND OF
Before Pesach, if I’m lucky
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3. WOULD YOU EVER HAVE YOUR HIRED HELP BABYSIT?
JOBS DO YOU HIRE HELP FOR?
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5. WOULD YOU EVER LEAVE YOUR HIRED HELP ALONE IN THE HOUSE?
VALUE MOST IN A CLEANING LADY?
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What’s going on with you? Why are they standing there like dummies?
They’re not moving! They can’t even blink!
This is probably because we told them to hurt an angel, not just an ordinary Jew.
We must go now to ask his forgiveness. Maybe then my servants will be healed.
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4. Buffet 5. Lacking depth 6. Spooky 7. Treaty subject 8. Devoted 9. Scope 10. Way to go 11. In the open 12. Took the cake, say 13. Lion’s home 21. Dines 22. Nonclerical 25. Bird cries 26. Change places 27. Skilled 28. Grass on sandy beaches 29. Beginnings 31. Edible mushroom 32. Tussocks 34. Mixed up intelligence agency, abbr. 35. “Yes, ___!” 36. Compass Point 38. Hill dweller
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1. Quarrel 5. Close, as an envelope 9. Vast 14. Assistant 15. Long sandwich 16. Itinerary 17. Harvest 18. Major employer 19. No longer on the plate 20. Finely diced veggies 23. Closing act? 24. Schoolboy 25. IRS, in Canada 28. “All for one and one for all,” e.g. 30. Had an urge 32. Beachgoer’s goal 33. Holey milk product 37. ___ Minor (as in Little Bear) 39. Little lie 40. Chick’s sound 41. Foreign dough
46. Frisk, with “down” 47. Skin stain 48. Kind of mill 50. Text message 51. Burger with German ties? 53. “Oh, my aching head!,” e.g. 54. Central American tortillas 59. Title holder 62. Donut-shaped surface 63. Wind up on stage? 64. “____ is this?” 65. Luxury hotel 66. Assist illegally 67. Bedouin 68. “... or ___!” 69. Blocks
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Nancy Made a No Show!
1. Dina finished last, since she needed everyone out of the way to wash the floors. 2. Faigy was able to sit while she worked. 3. Dina likes self-entertainment. 4. Chavy completed her job after Faigy. 5. The iron was unplugged a half hour after the vacuum cleaner. 6. The ones who took care of the laundry both wore earphones. 7. The story tape was on longer than the music.
SINGS TO SELF
It’s Thursday afternoon, and the cleaning lady didn’t show up. The Berger girls, Sury, Chavy, Faigy, and Dina decide to divide the jobs among themselves to be done before their parents come home. They each take a different job, find a different medium with which to entertain themselves while they work, and finish by a different time. By the time their mother walks in at 10:00, the house is ready for Shabbos. Use the clues below to figure out which job each sister did, by when she completed it, and with what she entertained herself.
8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM SURY FAIGY CHAVY DINA WASH FLOORS FOLD LAUNDRY IRON LAUNDRY VACUUM
SURY FAIGY CHAVY DINA
SURY: vacuum, phone, 8:30 | FAIGY: fold laundry, music, 8:00 CHAVY: iron laundry, story tape, 9:00 | DINA: wash floors, sings to slef, 9:30
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By Ann Zeilingold
Real Estate Housekeeping and Home Value NAOMI STREICHER OF REALTY TEAMS always says that “you cannot sell a home that has an unpleasant smell.” How important is the cleanliness of a home in relation to the price that it will sell for? In the Monsey community, there are areas where homes are sold for their “land value”; the buyer is looking at the lot and the potential of the property. Some buyers want to knock down the home to build a condominium project or to build a new “McMansion” — something that is becoming more common in some of our local neighborhoods. But if the intent of the buyer is to live in the home or even rent it out to a tenant, the overall condition plays a role in the final price of a home. A dirty home often is not kept up so well. When obtaining a mortgage, the mortgage company will send an appraiser to determine the house value. An appraiser, in determining the value of a home is supposed to see underneath the grime and the mess, but he may grade the home condition as “poor” due to its unkemptness, which lowers the value of the home and may force the buyer to get a renovation loan because banks will not lend on a home graded poorly by an appraiser. There are some families that are naturally neat. Their homes are always spotless. Even if the home is dated and old, it is always maintained and clean. Other families are clean, but they are disorganized and the home has a lot of clutter. They may maintain the home if something breaks and they can clean up, but if you knocked on the door without them having prior knowledge, you will be acquainted with the true way that they live. Clutter, toys, furniture in disarray and general messiness, but underneath it all the home may be clean. And then there’s the dirty home. The dirty home on the cleanest day may be messier that the disorganized home in its natural state. Sometimes there are odors in the home and normal maintenance is not done, either from general neglect, lack of knowledge or money. It’s true that the reason home shoppers look at houses is to inspect the layout and condition, but here
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Wives, this is how you justify the expense to your husband: Explain to him how the value of your home is directly correlated with the cleanliness of the home, so it’s a prudent investment into the future home value!
are some reasons why the cleanliness of one’s home is important when selling and showing your home: 1. If potential buyers get distracted by too much disorder, they may walk away from the house with a sense that it has not been well maintained, even if it is actually in great condition. 2. If the house is dirty/messy it gives people the feeling that they will have a lot of work to clean it before they can move in. 3. Some people won’t be able to see past the mess/dirt. They will get a sense that the house is hard to maintain and doesn’t have enough storage — neither of which are good selling features. 4. Buyers will have visited more than one house. They will be comparing houses and prices, and you will not get the offers you want if your home compares poorly in the buyers’ minds to similar homes. 5. Buyers try to
picture their furnishings in your space. If there is too much clutter, most people are not able to see past it, and the picture in their mind will look very “crowded.” Recently, at a business convention, the presenter brought in a beautiful-looking cake. He asked the audience, “Who would like a piece?” A few hands went up. The presenter proceeded to stick his hand into the cake and grabbed a piece. He held up his sticky non-gloved hand and said, who would like the first piece? No one was interested. Selling a home is not much different. There are some families that can do it all: incorporate a well-run household, prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner, do homework with the children, and also clean the home. Most moms, as Super as they are, cannot. It is too much and with more and more women in the workforce, cleaning the home is one of the daily routines that fall to the wayside. Is there a solution? Yes, the cleaning lady! Wives, this is how you justify the expense to your husband: Explain to him how the value of your home is directly correlated with the cleanliness of the home, so it’s a prudent investment into the future home value! All kidding aside, every family should figure out a solution that works for them. Whether it’s a cleaning lady a few hours, or a few days a week, or a chart on the refrigerator involving the members of the household, young and old, in doing household chores. Because when selling your home, a cleaner home will sell for more money!
Find Ann’s real estate column weekly in The Monsey View.
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BEAUTIFUL MASTER BEDROOM SET Selling beautiful master bedroom set in perfect condition. Two 48” headboards, armoire, dresser and mirror, and night table. Selling price $2,300. Selling due to move. For more information and for pictures please text 917.776.3422.
SEFORIM SHANK Gorgeous and in a perfect condition! 90”x90”. Asking $850 original $2400. Selling due to moving. Call 845-9181753
TOYOTA VENZA for sale. Crazy price awd v6 8300$ call/text 18454991332
MASTER BEDROOM furniture in great condition. Very reasonably priced. Includes glass, dresser, night table, armoire and 48” headboards. Call/Text 908783-2230
TOYOTA AVALON 2003 xls leather 124k miles call 845-596-3791
USED FURNITURE Dinette set good condition $275. GE washer dryer good condition $225 call 845 521 9432
TOYOTA CAMRY 2007 105000 miles xle leather push to start have carfax new tires very well maintained 845-461-3084
FILE CABINET Legal size file cabinet for sale. Size is 66” H x 42” W x 19” D. Call 845-425-3211
CHEVY UPLANDER 140K Miles in a good condition For $1,800! Pls call/ text (845)694-2784! 2005 HYUNDAI SONATA Excellent condition 120,000 miles all new brakes very well maintained $3000 914318-4884 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1994, in good condition, runs well, maintained well.$1500 obo. 845-596-7546 LEASE TAKEOVER Upgraded model Ford pickup truck with over a year till return date. Serious inquires only. Text 845-263-7209 LOOKING TO TAKEOVER the lease of an eight seat Sienna or Odyssey 8454256135 DINING FURNITURE Excellent condition dining room furniture for sale due
DR BREAKFRONT 10 chairs, BR reasonable, 845-6712406 FREE STANDING bisc Ge oven with grey grates in perfect working condition for sale $150 call 347-243-1822 GE WASH MACHINE top loader perfect condition to sell. Call 845-426-2524 BIG GE DRYER Brand new for sale call 18456599038 24” OVEN in great condition for sale. Please call or text 201-7593196 JEWELRY SETS 18K gold dipped. Sets contain necklace, bracelet, ring and earrings. $25 a set. Bargain price while stock lasts. (845) 578-1939
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// for sale // for rent MEN’S BULOVA WATCH new to sell. worn once. 845.352.0247 CHOSON MENORAH Beautiful piece for only $1500. 845-521-8925. BABY JOGGER elite for sale. New condition. $400. Call 845-362-1364 SALON CHAIR Great chair for girl just starting out 845-445-7760 MOVING SALE 64 gallon Toter garbage Can $25, brother multi-function inkjet color printer $80 originally $150. excellent condition. 347.816.6598.
WINTER TIRES Four 16” snow tires in excellent – like new condition, recently bought for $650 selling now for $399 only. Grab the deal! Please call 845-445-5629 FOOD PROCESSOR lequip in box barely used $50. 845 371 2379. For sale 3-door wardrobe with mirror FISH BY THE CASE Salmon & salmon fillet tilapia-tuna-gefilte fish Volove Hechsher-free delivery 347-275-5408 DOUBLE STROLLER baby jogger excellent condition!call 425 0772
CASHMERE SWEATER with pompom, brand new, mocha color to sell. Adorable! 845.352.0247.
WHITE DOWN SNOWSUIT with fur sz 6m. $150 in stores.Selling for $100. Call 18454226187 dlvry avail.
MOUNTAIN BIKE New Mens Diamondback $250 598-4438
HOME PROJECTOR projects to 80 inches 845445-7760
100% WOOL black suit new size 40 short and size 42 short $100 each. 598-4438
DJ MIXER for sale 2 cd & usb inputs 2 screens w/ case txt or call 9174067717
LOOKING for Bugaboo Frog seat base part. If you have one to give away or sell please call 3475464425
SHOES FOR SALE 2 pairs of high heel shoes - 1 ivory and 1 black. Size 71/2 & 81/2. Call 845-200-1826.
BOYS SHORT JACKET 4 piece, size 16 suit. Navy. $40- Please call 352-4650 FISHER PRICE DOLLHOUSE Accessories, Looking to buy for good price. 845 659 5649 GOLD/ SILVER We buy gold and silver call 845-461-3084 SNOW TIRES 4 20” tires for $200 please call 845 -461-3084
GORGEOUS MENORAH for sale. Too many words to describe! for dimensions, details, and pictures, text: 8455212322 GIRLS VENETTINI black Shabbos shoes size 29. New in box, worn once. Any reasonable offer. Call 347342-7089 MICHAEL KORS NECKTIE Black with grey stripes & white dots. “Yeshivishe” style. brand new. Very classy. (786) 734 - 5780
48” COUNTERTOP w/cabinet sink & faucet. dresser, bookcase, crib, 1 leg missing. 29” hanging closet, 845 4257780
SYNTHETIC WIG Jacquelyn, Color Honey Wheat, new, never worn, Best offer . Call 718-853-0290 or 347-436-5329.
Part Time secretarial position
HAZORFIM HAMSA-HAND 925 Silver. Designed to function as a bookmark. Very classy. 2 1/2”L by 1 1/2”W inches. (786) 734 - 5780
BUGGY BOARD Looking for second hand buggy board in decent condition. 862 505 9546
Hamaspik is looking to hire a women for an office position, candidate must be very organized, computer savvy, have great communications skills. About 20 hrs. a week.
CANON PIXMA PRINTER & Canon photo paper. (Both new in closed boxes) Orig price over $400 selling $120. Call/text 845.548.2685 SHABBOS TOP Beautiful white dressy size 0. Original price $70 asking for $25. 845-538-3254 HUGGIES PAMPERS Size 1 case of 240 for $36. Please call (after 4:00 P.M.) 845-659-0047 PIANO AND BENCH cheap, all keys work, Pickup 1/2 hr from Monsey, 914 8063048. KIKI BLONDE SHEITEL 12-14” long, for sale, text 917776-9255 for price SHABBOS SHOES elegant all season flower printed charly amar size 7.5 new in box Was $90 asking $30 call 8455216886 TAUBERS VOCHEN COAT size small.brand new.call 8453238306\ GPS FOR SALE 7in magellan gps touch screen for sale call:845-5963791 SAFE FOR SALE 2’ by 2’ wide, height is about 3.5’. thickness of walls about 2 inches. 300$. Call 845-6414448.
MARKS & SPENCER velour jacket and outfit 9 months. please call 746 0896. NEW HEMPSTEAD 3 bedroom split level, private yard and LOW TAXES! $420k! 845-608-0538 NEW CITY NY newer 3 Bedroom small colonial on quiet street only $429k! Call Shayndel Moore 845-608-0538
FOR RENT HOUSE FOR RENT on Brewer Road please call (845)304-1248 PRIVATE HOUSE A nice private house for rent on South Remsen. 3 BR, dining room, kitchen, living room and full fixed up basement ready to move in. Please call 845-596-5565. PRIVATE HOUSE New kitchen, freshly painted and scraped, 4 bdrms + basement on Laura pl. Off Pakin. $2,300. Call: 352-5056 FOUR BEDROOM HOUSE Private, available for short term rental. Saddle River/ Park Ave area. Please call 845 642 1110. NEW HEMPSTEAD Magnificent 7 Bedroom Hi-Ranch 2 Story Entry, 3 1/2 Baths, Park-Like Prop Lg Deck, Mint, $3700
Please email resume to Jobopportunity@hamaspikrockland.org monseyhome.com 845 883 2092 5 BEDROOM HOUSE for rent in chestnut ridge/ spring hill area. Close to Shul Available for 1-2 years. Please call 845 371 5352 Or 845 417 6969 NEW HEMPSTEAD 3 or 5 bedrm home; spacious living/dining rooms; new modern kitchen/appliances; skylight; hardwood-flooring; deck/ pool 10952pm@gmail. com 845 377-3687 AIRMONT HOUSE Big house for rent in airmont Please call 8458937997 3 BEDROOM 2 floor house for rent on Sneden Ct. off Union. Beautiful condition. call 718963-0318 BRAND NEW HOUSE for rent on Maple Terrace- 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, beautiful kitchen, big dining room, spacious playroom… 347623-5697 NEW HEMPSTEAD Magnificent 7 Bedroom HiRanch for rent. 2 Story Entry, 3 1/2 Baths, Park-Like Prop Lg Deck $3700. monseyhome. com 845 883 2092
5 BEDROOM CONDO 3.1/2 Bath, Pesach Kitchen fully wheelchair accessible $3500 Call.845.425.8000 GWEN LANE Beautiful 3 room apartment located on Gwen Lane available now. Call (845) 352-7118 FOR RENT a completely renovated private house in chestnut ridge 4 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms & playroom plus another room close to shuls and walking distance to Monsey Call 845-274-2379 BIG BASEMENT for rent in the Maple/Francis area! Pls call/text (845)6942784 WALK IN APT. Beautiful apt w/ large kitchen and island. Pesach kitchen, large living/ dining room, 3 bdrms, 2 and half baths, laundry room. Near viznitz. section 8 ok. 659-6219 BRAND NEW SUITE Luxurious, available for day-weekends in the heart of Monsey Private entrance quiet area call 845 445 5698 HOTEL STYLE SUITE Nearly new 2 bedroom suite, small kitchenette, full bathroom, private entrance,
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Classifieds big windows, 1st floor call 8456429138
Apartment for rent Please call 845-357-0951
MIAMI BEACH Carriage Club North Beautiful 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, pool, ground floor, oceanfront, backyard. Call: 845-274-3175
2 BEDROOM APT. to Rent in the Bates Area Chosson & Kallah preferred. call: 845-499-7169
2 BEDROOM APARTMENT for rent in Bates Drive area. Please call 845.746.7251 5 BEDROOM Plus playroom 2.5 bathrooms and storage in basement on Wiener dr Call 845-274-2379
DR. FRANK 3 room apt. for rent on Dr.Frank $950. Please call 845-641-1175 SHORT TERM 2 rooms near main st pls call 845 356-8909
BRAND NEW 1 and 2 bedroom apartment in the area of hatzlocha grocery Call 845-274-2379
ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT large backyard, quiet & private, Chestnut Ridge. Almost brand new 1250 845444-8744
WEEKEND RENTAL very cozy & spacious new vacation rental on bates dr 2 bedrooms, linen and more included. Please call 845709-4459
WAREHOUSE SPACE AVAIL Approx 1200 square footage warehouse space avail in SV. Shared Loading Dock + Drive in. 12 Ft ceiling. Call 845538-0134
FURNISHED APT 4 bdrm 3 full bath new luxury hotel style. Blauvelt Rd minimum 6 months. 845 327 8080
LARGE AIRY ROOM in a finished basement available in bates area about 400 sq feet Please call 845.746.7251
3 ROOM APT. Clean and spacious Avail for rent next to viznitz for shabbos of dec 17 and shabbos chanukah! Call 845-6086830
OFFICE SPACE 2-4 Bright rooms ground level private entrance ample parking separate unit A/C -Heat plus additional optional 500SF garage. 845204-3522
1 BEDROOM APT for rent - perfect for chosson/ kallah, monsey blvd area 425-1828 DECATUR AVE Beautiful office room in basement for rent includes internet, plus more. Call 917-549-4993 Available immediately AIRMONT A beautiful newly renovated 3-Room furnished
OFFICE SPACE Looking for small office space in Main St / saddle river area. Basement in residential building also ok. Please Call 929-250-4363 OFFICE SPACE 845-425-6565 480 sq ft $900.00 all inclusive 2 ROOM OFFICE for rent in the college road area for $650.00 2 ROOM OFFICE SPACE West St. Spring Valley, 2 room office space, heimishe office bldg. Private entrance, $875. monthly included utilities. 845-641-4208 LARGE 4 ROOMS 1000+ sq ft for office suite w/ inventory storage, 2 bathrooms, Large windows, Front Walk-in Private entrance. N Cole area 845.206.9484 OFFICE RENTAL Private soundproof office with waiting room on quiet street. Pls Call 8455876959 CHANUKAH PARTY nice big shul to rent for ur chanukah party. Call 18454255818
MATERNITY TOP Brand new black elegant maternity top size XL for sale or rent please call 845-3528930 MAGNIFICENT GOWN sz. 2-4, blue grey, sister of the bride for rent. Call 352-7412 or 263- 7336 MATERNITY black & off white wedding dress for rent or sale. size 16. 362-3149 GREY-SILVER GOWN mother of the bride size 16, call (845) 659-6227 SISTER OF BRIDE custom dress for rent. Size 2-4. Please call 845-352-1752 KLEINFELD KALLAH GOWN For Sale. Size 4-8, a masterpiece. CALL: 929-2715605 CUSTOM GOWNS sister of the bride for sale/ rent children’s size 6,8,14. 845-659-2352 CHILDRENS GOWN blue/silver adorable custom childrens gown to rent/ sell. Size 4-5 and 6-7 call 8458251040 CHAMPAGNE DRESS for rent, size 4-6. Call 5781739
TWO ROOM OFFICE for rent. Private entrance and private bathroom plus garage. Call 845-517-7099
MAGNIFICENT GOWNS Adult size 8 and two children’s size 8 magnificent gowns for rent. call 845-6592527
SLENDERIZING IVORY GOWN For young lady for rent/sale. Size 12/14 with extra material to let out. 845-608-9524
OFFICE SPACE for rent Bates area; Ground level; approx. 450 sq ft. Newly renovated; Private entrance; Please call 845.426.1830
SISTER OF THE BRIDE Off white, Exquisite lace gown for sale size 4 - 6 price: 200.00 call 845-499-5087
MULTI-COLORED GOWN Magnificent fall, to sell.size 8-10.call 845-263-0568
CHILDREN GOWNS for rent Beautiful ivory and pink gowns. 2 Sizes: 4-5, and 6-7. $75 845-659-6999
MATERNITY DRESS Large size, (approximately size 18) custom sewn maternity wedding dress. 845-356-5232
OFFICE SPACE 386 rt 59 3 room plus secretary office $1,700.00 all inclusive 845-425-6565
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// for rent // gowns // help wanted
SISTER OF BRIDE gown size 6-8 [pink/ gray], worn twice, for sale unbelievable price! 845 352 2710 WEDDING GOWN Beautiful blue velvet and floral gown for sale. Size 4-6. Perfect for sister of the bride. Call or text 845-538-1262 NAVY MATERNITY wedding dress size small/ med for rent/sale. great price! 845 426 3935 ELEGANT size 20 dress for sale. call/text 845-570-7183 MAGNIFICENT GOWNS Adult size 8 and two children’s size 8 magnificent gowns for rent. call 845-6592527 NAVY BLUE DRESS size 12/14 for rent @ great price. Also a size 16/18 greyish/blue. call 845.300.0636 SISTER OF BRIDE Beautiful off white and mint green gown for rent.Size 6 Call/ text for picture 8456626931 GOWN Dreamy sister of the bride gown size 2-4 for sale. Pictures available. Please call/text 3474715411.
LITE BLUE DRESS Brand new, to rent for 475 obo.paid 1700$.Sz 6-8 call/ text 608-6766 SISTER OF BRIDE gown great price $100 call 845-356-3674 SOFT COLORED GOWN for sister of bride size 4. call: 845-837-8568 CUSTOM GOWN for sale/rent, has exquisite hand painting, gorgeous color, fits size 6-8. Worn once. text/call 845-499-3350. IVORY DRESS for married sis of bride size 12-14 for 5’2 height. Not a gown. Great price! 347-6456857 GOWNS WITH GLAMOUR Wedding gowns sz 2 - teen rachy silber 845-445-5458 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE custom taupe gown size 14-16. Must see! 7182889467 CUSTOM MADE Hi/low gown for sale. Black/ green color size 18 text 917776-9255 for price MARRIED SISTER OF BRIDE designer gown for rent. Size 2-4 call/txt 8458251040
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SISTER OF THE BRIDE cut velvet dress for sale. size apx. 4-8 call 845-327-9389 BALLGOWN WEDDING SKIRT for rent! Gorgeous, up to date style; Light gray & dark gray floral print. Size 6-8, $80 Call/text 845.548.2685
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Classifieds Referral Bonus Hamaspik of Rockland County is looking to hire BCBA’s to join our newly developed ABA program. Hamaspik is offering a referral bonus of $300. I f you refer a candidate, and candidate is hired, and delivers satisfactory performance after 60 days on the job, you will receive a one-time bonus of $300.00 Please contact Reiny Steif. Email: Rsteif@hamaspikrockland.org Phone: 845-503-0239 Fax: 845-503-1239 and email communication skills. Transportation provided. Email resume to email@example.com. MUCH MORE THAN A SECRETARY All woman office, located in Monsey. Full time position with Great growth potential Call Esther 845-642-6146. AMAZON / EBAY EXPERT Established company seeking an Amazon and Ebay selling expert. Extensive knowledge of Amazon is required. This is NOT an entry level position; you must have worked for a high volume marketplace seller. We offer tremendous opportunity for the right individual. Individual must pay strong attention to detail and complete proficiency in Excel. Please email resume firstname.lastname@example.org ECOMMERCE/ AMAZON CO is looking to fill a full time position. Amazon knowledge a must, lots of potential for growth for the right person. Send your resume to: email@example.com IMMEDIATE OPENING F/T secretarial position. Midtown Manhattan. Excellent knowledge Excel necessary, Quickbooks a plus. Organized, multitasking, computer savvy. Good pay.
Email resume to jobopening. firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 877-6253691 MAINTENANCE JOB Company 25 min from Monsey is looking to hire a qualified individual for building maintenance, with experience in handy work, electric & plumbing. Please email resume to hr@ superiorpackgroup.com PRODUCTION / WAREHOUSE POSITION Company 25 min from Monsey looking to hire a qualified person with managing skills to join our managing team in production/warehouse dept. Please email resume to hr@ superiorpackgroup.com PURCHASING POSITION Company 25 min from Monsey is looking to hire a qualified male to run our purchasing dept. Requires good communication skills & ability to negotiate w/ vendors & service providers. Please email resume to hr@ superiorpackgroup.com F/T MECHANIC JOB Company 25 min from Monsey is looking to hire an experienced Mechanic to troubleshoot & maintain Electrical Controls & mechanical systems on machinery.
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// help wanted Please email resume to hr@ superiorpackgroup.com AFTERNOON POSITION to fill our customer service/ receptionist position. Hours are from 3pm - 7pm. Bookkeeping experience a plus. Email resume to: jobs@ valucleanny.com OFFICE ADMIN F/T Office in Suffern looking to hire highly motivated and talented young female to serve as secretary in our busy office. Responsibility’s includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, accepting orders and follow up with customers. Great pay. Transportation provided. email resume hrjob10952@ gmail.com PPC EXPERT Looking for a highly motivated bright guy with exceptional analyzing skills, to manage our PPC on amazon and google. Salary based on experience, a lot of potential growth email resume hrjob10952@gmail. com BUYER ASSISTANT Looking for highly motivated, detailed oriented, woman or girl with experience in advanced excel formulas and pivot tables. Great pay. a lot of future potential! Email resume to: hrjob10952@ gmail.com HELP WANTED Office in Monsey looking to fill data entry and customer service full time position. Must have basic knowledge in Word, Excel, Outlook and have excellent phone skills. Email resume to ozeri@ cchfusa.org or call 845-3523505 x113 LOCAL TITLE INSURANCE OFFICE looking to hire. Must have excellent communication skills, be detailed oriented
and able to work in a fast paced environment. Title Insurance experience a plus. Please email resume to email@example.com FULL TIME SECRETARY POSITION Monsey office Looking for a highly motivated, proficient female to list products on online marketplaces. Candidate must have at least one year experience in this field. Transportation provided. Please email resume to hrjob10952@ gmail.com LOOKING TO EXPAND OUR TEAM Search and Title Experience preferred. Competitive Salary, Excellent Work Environment. Room for Growth. Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org JOB WANTED א טויגליכע בחור זוכט ארבעט 845.538.7898 LOOKING FOR MAKEUP ARTIST to apply and sell makeup in busy salon. Call 845-501-0127 ext 202. RN OR LPN Come join a growing Homecare agency and provide children and adults with nursing care in their own homes. a Current NYS license and CPR certification needed. Trach and ventilator experience a plus. email resume to to cdezorett@ marquishc.com or fax 845205-4179. VIDEO EDITOR Looking for female video editor to edit school production videos Call 4258616 SHAITEL MACHER looking to partner with a professional wig coloristdying and highlighting. please call 8456089895
LOOKING TO HIRE Euphoria jewelry looking for part time afternoon and sundays secretary/ sales. Must have good computer knowledge. Must text. Text 917-549-7449.
RESPITE OPPORTUNITY Looking for a girl to take an adorable 5 year old boy out for 2 hours every Friday night. In the Widman area.Great pay. If interested please call 845-503-0237
MEDICAL SUPPLY STORE seeking woman for customer service, full time, growth opportunities. Basic computer knowledge necessary. Email resume: jobopportunities120@gmail. com Fax: 877-257-8881.
SUNSHINE CHILDREN’S HOME Early Intervention Program, located in Ossining NY, is seeking a Per Diem teacher to provide Individual services and the developmental group programs MWF to children with multiple medical needs. Requirements: NYS certification in Special Ed Birth -2 , MS Ed in Early Childhood Education/ Special Education. Fax resume to 9143337170 or email resume at mbaltazar@ sunshinechildrenshome.org.
CHILDREN’S STORE looking for energetic, friendly & responsible sales lady, some afternoons req. Call 845.323.6933 DELIVERY POSITION Commission based pay. Established route with existing accounts and room to grow. Experience preferred. Leave a message at 845-356-4133 x204 or email resume to hr@ goldentasteinc.com. ACCOUNTING FIRM POSITION CPA Firm in Mosey is looking to hire for an entry level position. Please email resume to admin@jacoboberlander. com TEMP SALESLADY AVAILABLE Need a saleswoman/manager for your sales or expo events? Woman experienced in sales available anytime needed. Call Raizy: 845-425-4698
RESPITE / COMHAB Looking for a mature young lady, for a high functioning 30 year old girl. Twice a week, from 6:15 – 8:30 P.M. 845-503-0214. RESPITE / COMHAB Looking for a girl/women, who is available to be a swimming partner for a high functioning 15 year old girl. Three times a week, from 6:45 – 8:30 P.M. Driver’s License a must. 845-5030214. YEDEI CHESED SUBSTITUTE If you would like to be on the Yedei Chesed after school program substitute list please call or text 845-274-6944
LOOKING FOR student or single person 2 days per week light deliveries to Brooklyn for company mini van $125 per day please call 845-659-3660
MATH TUTORING ALL Grades and Levels, SAT/ ACT/Regents/TASC Common Core,Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pecalculus, Calculus, Physics. call: 845445-8003
OUTSIDE SALESMAN A Web Design Company is looking to hire a P/T salesman to do outside sales. Nice pay, commission based. email@example.com
TUTORING SERVICES Lic/Certified 30+ yrs exp. Grades 1-12. Boys/ Girls,Common Core specialist, ALL subjects
SUNDAYS/ eves/after school hours 558-1682 TUTOR AVAILABLE for your elementary school child in Limudei Kodesh and Limudei Chol. $20 an hour. Please Call: 845-352-1016 EXPERIENCE TUTOR is ready to advance your child with Keriah Chumash , Gemara etc. Please call Yoel at 845-304-8586 M&M PLAYGROUP Playgroup in Bates/Horton area. From 9:30-3:00 extended hours available. Please call 352-0903 KIDDE GROUP has 2 slots avail warm loving teacher small group spacious room and grounds call suri katz 356 0071. Blauvelt Dover area
ATTN WORKING MOTHERS Have your child/ren join us for a fun-filled chanukah vacation! Nursery- second grade. Nechama 356-1536 BABYSITTER WANTED Looking for a warm and loving babysitter in my home. Hours: 11:45-2:45. Please call 352-2218. LOVING BABYSITTER is available for the upcoming year accepting drop ins as well limited slots available Calvert area please call 845 598 - 0656. MOTHER’S HELPER Looking for 7:45 till 9 A.m. Well paid 2386691 SEEKING BABYSITTER in my home (Airmont) two afternoons a week from 3:45-
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Hamaspik of Rockland is looking to hire a motivated yingerman for a full time managing position. Responsibilities includes hiring new staff, coordinating and overseeing a program, planning and organizing activities. Great pay with room for growth.
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Classifieds 7:00. Good pay. Please call 347-351-5783. SIMCHA IN MONSEY? Want to leave your baby in warm caring atmosphere. Call to book. 845-352-0619 EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER available to babysit daytime and night hours in your home. References available. Please call 845-499-9272 EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER available at Francis Morris area. Daytime or overnight. Call 347-628-2479 OVERNIGHT BABYSITTER going on vacation, planning a simcha? Leave your child with a warm loving family. evenings. Overnight. Daily. Weekly. Pls call 1845 352 3781 BABYSITTING Where each child is loved, pampered and devotedly cared for. Small group. Flat rate available. Right on Adar Ct. 845-570-0933. TOP BABYSITTER Leave your child with highly experienced babysitter were your child will thrive. Transportation available. Top reference available. Call 347423-7120. BABYSITTER AVAILABLE on Francis Place. Also taking Sunday drop-ins. Please call 845-352-1016 OVERNIGHT BABYSITTER. leave your child by an experienced warm loving mommy in a home closest to home. Call Chany Fried 845 826 0700 OVERNIGHT BABYSITTER Experienced, warm and responsible babysitter for overnight and more. Call Mrs. Schlesinger 845 371 0103
BABYSITTER-AIRMONT Experienced heimisha babysitter located in airmont. small group only lots of TLC please call 845-369-1101 BABYSITTER א היימישע איבערגעגעבענע בעיביסיטער מיט יארן עקספיריענס איז גרייט אנצונעמען פאר ריטא מיר נעמען אויך.עישל געגענט steady, drop Ins, אן זונטאג ך ביטע. און פאר די ווא,overnights 845.425.4732 רופט SEEKING BABYSITTER in my home M-Th from 11-4. Warm, experienced, responsible. Driving a plus. Please call 845-587-8324 NIGHT BABYSITTER Near viznitz /crest ct. Please call 352-6117 SEEKING BABYSITTER on weekdays from 9-5 for our 1 year old son. Please call 347-420-1212 BABYSITTER/ MOTHER’S HELPER Looking for F/T work only. Please call 845 492-3853 or 908-770-1069
SERVICES MAKE A DIFFERENCE Do you believe that you can earn a significant income? Do you believe that the world needs a little more health and wealth in it these days? Do you want to help make a difference? I believe in inspiring people to do the things that inspire them so together we can create health and wealth in the world. But I can’t do this alone! Are you looking at improving your current financial situation? Do you enjoy helping people? If so, I might want to meet you! Mrs. F. Katz 845-5703565
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// help wanted // services PERSONAL CHEF Coming to your home. We will fill up your freezer With heimishe food and suppers for Yom tov or any occasion. Hungarian twist. Ref. available. Mrs. Hershkowitz 352-6856 SHABBOS FOOD Bring home a taste of gourmet food. Request a menu at: Loveatfirstbitekosher@gmail. com Orders must be in by Wednesday afternoon ALTERATIONS Basic alterations Bluefield area 352 7201 ALTERATIONS To get your alterations done call 845-356-1915. located on Phyllis Terrace. ALTERATIONS Mending hems - slits - necksbuttons - elastic - pants cuffs. Specializing in children’s clothing. 352-9133 HANDYMAN Remodeling, installations, painting, odd jobs Dovid Denberg 845-200-1326 EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN For all your electrical needs. Prompt & Reliable 845.371.4959 HANDYMAN Is available for all your handy needs! Call/Text:(845)6942784 CONSTRUCTION for all your construction work call 201 892 0526 for reasonable prices.We rent out workers too. PEARL RESTRINGING Expert & reliable service. Free pick up & delivery. 845352-5013
WHOLESALE CAPES ladies & teens, this ms 8-ll & sunday ll-9: 543 west central #102. $25-$39. None higher!371-1765 ONE MAN BAND and singer music for all simchos by Chaim Benatar 845 659 0222 ONE MAN BAND & Keyboard programmer. For all your occasions! Yisroel M. Turner 845-274-7002 SMALL SIMCHA BAND. A one man band and a fiddler for very reasonable price starting at $175/hour min 2 hour call ari 347-675-4794 KLASSICAL KUMZITZ For ladies and girls only! For unique musical entertainment at your next event or party. Call: 347-4555320 SPEAKERS to rent for all your Simchas & more, call 845.288.0111 SPEAKER RENTALS Top quality, for rent, to reserve please call 845-4225516 GRAPHOLOGY ANALYSIS No one can change you from being the person that you are. get to know yourself better! Experienced analyst 2745266 HEIMISHE LADY DRIVER available for local and long distance trips. You can book in advance (845) 422-6246 FEMALE DRIVER 24/6 Available for local and long distance and everything else in between including deliveries for just $7. Call Rachel @ (646) 322-7224. LADY DRIVER Heimish. Punctual, friendly, caring, responsible,
dependable+. Steady slots available. Call/text 917-7504105. HEIMISHE DRIVER A yungerman with a brand new mini van is available for all your long distance trips. Great pricing! Call 917.586.7115 DAILY RIDE Yungerman with minivan going from Monsey to Flatbush in the morning and returning at night, available to take packages. 347-5280896 RIDE TO BROOKLYN Round trip to Brooklyn on Sundays. Call 845-200-1826. QUICKBOOKS SPECIALIST Need help with your QuickBooks? Call Shucht Bookkeeping Services 845-243-7961 or email email@example.com. Reasonable rates - hourly, weekly or monthly. QUICKBOOKS Quicken, Excel, and other business services. Rates by Hourly Bimonthly and Monthly. Shulim Wachsman 347 786 2939 CHEF Want to take it easy,had a baby, need help cooking for a simcha ,for all your cooking and baking needs 8456429138 SAVE ON GAS/ELECTRICITY every month. call 845-2741372 for lowest price. INSTAGRAM A professional designer is available to make your Instagram feed look great and consistent! Please call/ text: 347-683-5903 GRAPHIC DESIGNING photo editing & printing. Ads, flyers, logos etc. We do it all 516-770-0074
GRAPHIC ARTIST willing to give your company free logo and ad. limited time offer. 845-499-6358 ORGANIZE NOW Cheapest Rate- ProfessionalSatisfaction Guaranteed. Call now MLM Professional Organizing 845-659-2527 BOOK BINDER available for all your seforim and books. Quick and neat service call 845-352-2531 QUALITY BINDING We bind your new/old seforim and books. Made to last. Great prices. Call Moshe (845) 352-8423 BALLOON TWISTER Ideal for all events. Flowers, animals, characters, & more. Kiki Katzman (914)629-0062 SCHOOL POEMS & SONGS Professionally written poems and songs for your school projects lots of references call 845-422-2794 ATTENTION TEACHERS Beautiful chanukah projects. Wooden drailels pen/pencils sets to be decorated as chanukah gifts. $2 each call 548-3496 HAIR ACCESSORIES Beautiful selection for all ages. very reasonable price, delivery available,please call or text T.S.-263-6788 LINKENBERG COATS Sale! Sam Edelman - Hawke woman’s and teen’s down, wool, and faux fur jackets. Selling out toddler children’s warm winter jackets. 4258551 BRIS / PIDYEN HABEN new elegant table centerpieces with displayed souvenirs to enhance your simcha. for more info. call: 845-263-5918
המספיק ארבעטס געלעגנהייטן המספיק אין מאנסי זוכט א פרוי פאר א פול טיים פאזיציע אין די יומען ריסארס דיווישאן Fax Resume: 845.503.1876 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org COTTON CANDY Popcorn and Snow Kone machines for your Chanukah party. call now 347-729-4104 we sell supplies to. JEWELRY GARDEN 845 352 2051 we are the #1 address for exclusive sterling silver,c.z. gold filled & fashion jewelry youll be amazed COINS FOR SALE all types u.s., foreign,old,new, silver, non silver, paper money too call 347-822-4018 A’HEAD COLLECTION Beautiful selection of Turbans Bandanas chenilles.Decatur area 845 587 8410 DONUT MAKERS for sale only 12$ a piece call 347-432-6669 ENCORE Great Chanuka gift idea! Gift boxed cookies for everyone on your list! Call Ruchy B. 845-538-0145. SILVER WIPES ease the polishing of silver enjoy sparkling silver call 845 371 7847 CHAIR REPAIR Don’t wait for erev pesach Rush. Give in your chairs to fix now free pick up and delivery please call 362-8396. 263-0222.
CHOCOLATE CREATIONS Personalized Chocolate Bars for all occasions. 845-7461253 GIRLS CHASUNA WREATHS for rent. Available in Blue and in Mauve. 362-3149 I MAKE IT - YOU BAKE IT Rivky’s Custom Challah Dough, Freshly made to your taste, diet and schedule. 369-3755 EASILY BAKE HOMEMADE CHALLAH 5 lbs of perfect Custom challah dough - freshly made to your specifications CALL ANY TIME 845-538-9332 email@example.com COLLECTION LETTERS? Debt Collectors sending letters or calling you? Contact Attorney Efraim at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 300-1843. FRILLY KNITTED SCARVES available for affordable price, choose size/color, worn yearly. Stylish and Very dressy! 929 238 5487 USED BEAUTIFUL TICHELS for sale! Come grab for only $25-$40. Call before coming. Rivky stern 845-263-4721
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Classifieds MATERNA Delivered and sold for 31 dollars only. Call 845 6419589 MATERNA Chalav Yisroel Badatz Materna 1 & 2 for ONLY $28 Call 1845-499-9923 ADDRESSING ENVELOPES Amazing prices, call for quote. Jobs can be done immediately. Call 845-445-7422 or e-mail printingaddresses@gmail. com SHAITEL HEADS A new box of 12 standard/ short size. Please call/text 347-804-6737 GENTLY USED FURS Beautiful selection in various lengths and styles. Please call Kupath Ezrah for more info 845-426-6504 MINK STOLES Capes & collars. Special sale 50% off, limited selection of pre-owened furs.Call now: 845-596-1110-or-845-4251845. NEW SELECTION capes - teens, adults, children. Wool capes, optional matching berets. Turbans, snoods.Phyllis Terrace 845-608-1547 BUY TIGHTS Great Prices. Free Delivery. Call Shaindel 845-290-0650 SUPPORT HOSIERY Delivered 2 U. Medi, Sigvaris, Venotrain, etc. 845-290-0650 BIRKENSTOCK Shoes & slippers. World famous for comfort, posture & arch support. The Natural Place 352-7331 PULL-UPS & DIAPERS Get your pull-ups/diapers covered by insurance for ages 3+. Call/text 845-709-3192.
SYNTHETIC WIGS 100% Kanekalon, heat resistant, lace top. Straighten it or Curl it. Wesley area, Call/ Text: 845.402.0944 PHOTOGRAPHY Portraits & Events. Perfect Chanuka Gift. Celebrating You Too (845)558-8247 PHOTOGRAPHER AVAILABLE for your simchos tenoim, bar mitzvos, ect. references available 845-269-0588 NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY Perfect Chanuka Gift for any expecting mother. Bundles of Joy Studios (845)499-1523 FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY Professional and affordable photography. $50 for 1/2 hr session. Call: 263-4419 PHOTOGRAPHY Let us capture the precious moments at your wedding, bar mitzvah, bris, or vort. Visit www. britelitephotography.com or call 845-459-3443 PHOTOBOOKS Keep your memories alive! For all your photobooks needs. 845-608-9543 SIMCHA SOURCE Having a simcha? Give us a call! From invitations to photo booths we do it all. Custom monograms too. 516770-0074 DRUM LESSONS BY SHMUEL KLAVER Monsey’s most experienced Shomer Shabbos drum instructor. Lessons ($40 & up) given in your home or my studio, to boys or girls ages 10-adult, beginners to professional. Call (845) 459-9935 PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons beginners to advanced children and adults
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// services please call yisroel fishbain at 7187908659 9739283476 LIFE COACHING affordable rates by a certified Refuah life coach. Please call 845-304-8586 or email email@example.com PIANO LESSONS for women and teens. Heimishe Music only! Malkie Rubin 845-425-1981 GUITAR LESSONS Experienced frum female instructor will teach you how to play in ten lessons. Years of enjoyment guaranteed! 347-455-5320 EXCEL COURSE Professional private course in excel for men 845-422-2794 HAIR COURSES Learn to style your own hair/ shaitels or for others. Oneon-one or group lessons. 845 608 9895 REPHUAH Before the Makka. Snap out of the old pattern, Become the amazing person you really are! Call Genendy @ 845263-5271 MUSIC LESSONS. Everyone can learn to play their favorite instrument from our gifted, master music instructors at ASHREINU’S Music School 845-608-5108 ART LESSONS Professional art lessons by an award winning artist. Women and girls it’s unlike anything you have experienced! Call 24 hours: 845-608-5108 GUITAR TEACHER 30+yrs exp avail to teach guitar, beginners/advanced/ Girl/boys/women. SUNDAYS/ eves/after school hours. 558-1682
PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLIST to cut /style your hair professionaly in dr frank area.call suri @ 845 352 0928 HAIR DESIGN Chasunah season is inBeautify your hair with style! Cut, blow, style. Great rates. Call Roizy now. 845-3520619. NS ELECTROLYSIS Now in Monsey with 13 yrs experience! Half off first session, fourth consec. month free (w/ ment. of ad). Nechama 356-1536 BUSY SHAITEL SALON looking for full time stylist. Pleasant atmosphere!! Great opportunity!!! Experience a must. Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org HAIR-U-GO Have ur hair done beautifully for simchas for young girls for just $5! Ornaments avail. West central area. 929-2513777 STYLE IT Exceptional work for hair and wigs for all occasions. Many happy references available. By Bruchy 845-826-1144 DEVORA’S HAIR DESIGN Wash n sets, cuts, blows Hair courses available-learn to style your own/others hair/ shaitels! 845 608 9895 HAIR STYLED Professionally, at a great price, call now (845) 5781939. CHANIE’S HAIR SALON Glen Hill and Augusta area Wash & set: $30, Haircut: $15 Call 845-538-3254 HAIRSTYLING To have your hair done professionally, call Baily at 845-356-1822 (Blauvelt area)
CLAIRE-ACCUHAIR METHOD human/blend $30+free reset within 2 weeks, next appointment 1/2 price, ask about reward system 929 238 5487 HAIRSTYLES ON HERRICK To have your hair professionally styled at a great price, call now (845) 578-1939. BLUEFIELD HAIRSTYLING and cuts. Fantastic prices! 845-517-5443 BASHIE’S SALON pre chanukah special! Bring us 2 wigs for wash n set & pay only $29 per wig! 538.7603/436.4632 PROFESSIONAL HAIRCUTS and Style Only $10 845.371.7672 PERMS BOYS 14 yrs. Experienced Please Call Miriam Goldstein 3623739 ANTI AGING Essential oils facials. Great chanukah gift. call or text 203-470-3206 MAKEUP ARTIST Flawless airbrush makeup application in the comfort of your home. Call or text 203470-3206 CHANUKAH PARTIES Professional Face Painting At Your Event. Faigy’s Faces. 845 - 825 - 2985 CERTIFIED MAKEUP ARTIST by Esther For any occasion Discount offered for referrals! Will do House calls!! 845642-2370 CARELINE Free Chanukah gift with every purchase. Get your makeup and skincare from
a professional! Call S. Silber 347-623-1746 MAKE UP ARTIST By miri 35$ per face Please call (845)-659-4318 WAXING By Miriam Goldstein N.Y.S. Licensed 14 yrs. Experienced 362-3739 WAXING BY MIRI Cheap Prices Please Call (845)-659-4318 MARY KAY Now 15% on all orders. Call\ text 845-200-0211 MARY KAY CLEARANCE up to 25% discount free delivery call 642-1890 ELECTROLYSIS 15 min free for new clients with mention of this ad call Baila Malka 642-1890 CMK COSMETICS lowest prices in town! Beautiful perfume gift sets perfect for Chanuka! Free Delivery 845-352-2573
Great Opportunity! Hamaspik of Rockland is looking for a female to work with a special needs young lady . Must drive Awesome environment Please call: 845-425-5011 Fax: 352-2968 Email: email@example.com
RELIEF There’s relief out there for women suffering from nausea symptoms. call 2630313 PERSONAL TRAINING Experience With Group Pricing By Leiby Strauss www.TheKinetixCenter.com FEMALE MASSAGE THERAPIST available for morning and evening appointments. 732862-7117. Women only.
MAKEUP BY DEVORIE Makeup on Hawk by Devorie. Great Prices! 845-642-6833
MASSAGE THERAPIST available for house calls. Pre-natal, Swedish & Deep Tissue. Chavi Brisk CMT 845 694 9204
DOULA SERVICE Worried how you’ll fare? Turn to MOTHERCARE for all your labor support needs.Happy references avail. Call Sara Esti @ 845 352 -7716
MASSAGE BY RACHEL New in Horton/bates area. for a relaxing and invigorating experience.. call 646 3227224.
MIRACLE BLOSSOMS doula services Chana Bracha Abramson CD (DONA) 845213-5525
BEST PRODUCT for thrush or yeast. Cream or gel. Please call 352-4650. Delivery available.
MOTHER HEN A very special Childbirth class! You Can have it easily and completely naturally B’ezras Hashem Call Now (845)587-1649
NATURAL HEALTH Join free SMS group/ forum for a natural healthy balanced lifestyle lead by Sara Rabinowitz Certified Health Coach & Herbalist. Text to join 347 622 0513
SHAKLEE Looking for powerful nutritional supplements? Call to place your Shaklee order 845 213-8016 free delivery NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT Free for the first 30 people in the next 30 days! Shoshana Denberg 845-213-8420 THROAT CULTURES Call 641-1627 or 845-356-3851 HOMEOPATHIC PROFESSIONAL Do you have Allergies, Stomach Disorders, Low Immune Systems, Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue or any other health problems call 845481-3037 SON-RISE HOTLINE Call 718-298-4568 then 2 & 1 to hear a clear explanation of the Son-rise Program from R’ Yona Baumhaft. SUPERLAN Chapped hands, lips, eczema, cracked skin? Works better than anything you’ve tried. 100% natural, no chemicals or additives. 352-7331 ARBONNE PRODUCTS For all your Arbonne Health and Skin Care products contact 917-217-1694.
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Classifieds TEETH WHITENING Get your teeth whitened professionally with lasting results. Male and Female Techs available. Call 845826-4928
child. Call or text 347-4611914.
ODDS AND ENDS
WE SCRATCHED a light blue mini-van license plate ending 1204 on Viola Road Motzei Purim (Thursday) night. Trying to locate the owner. 917 975 9096
LOOKING TO ADOPT A frum young couple, looking to adopt a baby or young
SHOLEN BAYIS Do you have stress in youre’ sholem bayis or any other
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// services // odds and ends // gemach relationship help yourself and your family call: 845587-8525
GPS GEMACH Call 845-352-2588. Leave message. (Minimal fee).
SEFORIM?SHAIMOS? have usable seforim that are sitting around or putting them into shaimos, I could take them 4436337316
CLEANING LADY FUND GEMACH for Kimpeturins and all who can benefit! To donate or for more info please call 862 505 9546
HOME NEEDED ווערט געזוכט א ווארעם היים ר. יא11 יאר און10 פאר אינגל פון 8456416360 HOME BUSINESS? Want people to get to know you? we’re looking for vendors for a special women’s night out on Chanukah. Malka 845270123 CHAVRUSA would you like to be kovaya ittim, and support a ben torah at the same time? please call me at 347.977.0628
GEMACHIM SKIN HEALING GEMACH Worsening eczema/ psoriasis? You CAN heal with Hashem’s help. Contact our information gemach at email@example.com for life-changing information.
ISRAEL GPS GPS for Eretz Yisrael. No fee. English or Hebrew. Must reserve in advance by email at IsraelGPS@gngroup.com
LOST AND FOUND LOST Concord Gold Watch. Thursday Night 845.263.4513 FOUND A BRACELET on erev sukkos in Evergreen parking lot. 845 558 4893 FOUND A KEDUSHA RING white gold - on Shabbos Parshas Bereishis on Suzzane between Hanna and Elane. Call: 845-521-2095.
KALLAH SHOES All sizes, white kalllah shoes. Proceeds go to tzedakah. Call\Text 845-200-0211
FOR KALLAH Gently used suede linen set and food processor, etc. Please call 587-8419.
ROOF-CARRIERS GEMACH Fits almost all cars even without racks on roof. Call early to reserve. 845-2745284. Monroe: 845-662-7102.
HI-RISER couch, brake-front, night table, exercise bike, kitchen table, dishes. call 845-4253840
SIDDUR GEMACH Sfard: Friedman 845-6087830. Ashkenaz: Shulman845 352 1756 or 845-826-6718
DRYER old but working well and white metal crib that converts to toddler bed. Call 845-426-2524
MOVING BOXES GEMACH Cardboard Boxes for Moving. 845-425-6826 or 845-6087830
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חכמי ורבני “ש”ס אידן” האבן,שמחת התורה ווען גדולי תורה געפייערט סיום הש”ס בהשתתפות זקני גדולי הדור שליט”א
MISAMEACH IS NOW IN MONSEY! Misameach is a volunteer organization dedicated to lifting the spirits of children and adults who are hospitalized, bedridden, or facing serious illness. Misameach has gained renown for bringing smiles, hope, and encouragement to hundreds of children and their families, with our volunteers serving as the catalysts to many breakthroughs and medical miracles. You can be a part of this Misameach magic! Whether through our bedside entertainment, events and parties, gift giving program, , or any one of our incredible programs, you can make a difference in the lives of cholim of the community by signing up to be a Misameach volunteer. And if you know anyone who can benefit from our services, please don’t hesitate to call us at 845548-8184, 877-905-8181 , or email us at info@ misameach.org
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שיבת קנין תורה ר במאנסי
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דינער לטובת יש סאטמאר
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האדמו”ר מויזניץ בתפלת שחרית ובעריכת השולחן ראש חודש כסלו במאנסי
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הגרא”מ קעניג רבה של קהילת ברסלב בצפת בביקור במאנסי בבית המדרש אנשי ברייערוואוד בביתו של הרב ר’ יעקב קליין
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