FREE ISSUE #91 MARCH 15, 2017
פרשת כי תשא י”ז אדר תשע”ז
THE SEARCH FOR THE CURE MEDICAL MIND OVER MATTER The power of placebo
MIRACLE JUICE Or manipulative marketing?
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FREE ISSUE #91 MARCH 15, 2017
פרשת כי תשא י”ז אדר תשע”ז
THE SEARCH FOR THE CURE MEDICAL MIND OVER MATTER The power of placebo
MIRACLE JUICE Or manipulative marketing?
IT’S ALL IN THE MIND COOKIE How a cookie cures my son
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MISSION STATEMENT: The Monsey View is a weekly publication designed for every segment and age group of our diverse community. Under rabbinical guidance, we bring Monsey’s top talent together to provide high quality, informative current reading material, keeping you up to date on sales, events, news and issues of concern and import happening right now in the Monsey community. DISCLAIMER: We do not endorse any ad found in this publication. We are not responsible for typographical or grammatical errors. Copyright: All content found in The Monsey View is Copyright © and may not be reproduced, published, distributed, or duplicated for public or private use without written permission from The Monsey View.
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LIQUOR NEEDS A HECHSHER! I am not a fan of drinking liquor or wine, and hearing about three people who died after consuming too much has cemented my feelings. However, I feel it is important to let those who do drink know that liquor should either have a hechsher on the bottle or be approved on a list like the Star K or O-U. There are ways that the liquor can become not kosher within the process of making or aging it. Just like you wouldn’t put non-kosher food into your mouth, you should be careful about the liquor and wine that you consume. B. Klein
LIGHTING UP (PAINTED) FACES I just wanted to thank you for your feature on face painting. My clowns were adorable, and I managed to do it although I’m a bit artistically challenged. The tutorial and clear pictures really made the job an easy one for me. My kids, of course, were thrilled! Thank you, C.M.
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With Purim preps in full swing, and me being quite behind schedule, I promised myself that there will be absolutely no reading until my work is done. The resolution held strong, until I saw that Chany Rosengarten’s new serial was launched in Issue #90. Onto the couch I went to check it out, and I stayed there, riveted, until I finished every single beautifully written sentence. The time period she chose intrigues me, so laden with emotions, such raw pain, and hope and courage shining through it all. I’m looking forward to following along another amazing serial. I may have broken my resolution, but I was thrilled to see Chany is back! A Sun on Stone Fan
RE: HAVE I MISSED THE BOAT? Dear Frustrated Mother, We were experiencing the same thing with our toddler who kept escaping his crib, to the point that he barely slept a few hours a night! Until someone helped me with this incredible brainstorm: Take a tight-fitting pair of leggings and sew a “V” of fabric in between the two legs. The child is then comfortable, but cannot stretch his feet wide enough to climb over the crib. I want to point out that my toddler, himself, was grateful for the full night’s sleep that we were able to grant him. B”H a few weeks later we were able to put him to sleep without it. He got used to staying in the crib! Hope this helps! T.L.
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I read the tip featured in your organizing column about preserving tzitzis knots. I am not a rav and cannot pasken, but something tells me that using crazy glue on tzitzis may pose halachic problems. However, I do have a tried-and-true method that saves the knots from unraveling. One person holds the tzitzis taut over a sink, while the second person carefully pours boiling water over the knots. This makes them shrink into place from the heat. Also, if you are going to use the tip about twisters, make sure to use plastic ones, or use only white ones. Colored twisters run when wet, and leave stains. Shira Weiss
MISSING HILCHOS SHABBOS COLUMN I am so much missing the beautiful in-depth halachos for Shabbos by Rebbetzin Weissmandl. Will you still be featuring that section? A Reader THE MONSEY VIEW RESPONDS: The biweekly Hilchos Shabbos column will resume after Pesach.
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Attached is a photo of my three beautiful butterflies. Thank you so much for the clear step-by-step instructions! I never before attempted painting, as art isn’t my strong point, but your tutorial made the painting so doable, and even simple; each face took me just eight minutes! And as you can see, the results were great! M.B.
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I WAS DOING A SIX-WEEK SUBBING JOB IN a school that had grades scattered in three different locations until they would move to their new building. Every day the teachers would ask if anyone heard when they were moving. There were a few times it almost happened. I had mixed feelings about the move. Although I was curious to see the new place, I wasnâ€™t interested in being around for the move in case the things belonging to the teacher I was subbing for ended up missing. My six weeks were almost up and I asked the teacher when she planned to come back. She told me she would return on the following Wednesday. That Sunday night I received a call from the principal who said that I should go to the new building on Monday. My grade was being moved that night and the other grades would follow the next day. On Monday, before the girls went home, they took home a letter explaining what was going on and that the girls would have the day off on Wednesday. I was very happy for the teacher that I was subbing for. Since she was coming back on Wednesday, she would be able to set up her classroom and reorient herself before she started to teach the children. I was also glad that if anything was misplaced in the move, she would have a better chance of finding it, since the other teachers were also setting up that same day.
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It’s a misconception that green milk, which is low in fat and calories, won’t turn into body fat.
Most people I know jump from one diet to another without really “knowing” what this practice does to their bodies. If the number on the scale goes down, they jump for joy. However, if they were informed about the different types of diets, they would know the right thing for them. One major concern I have with low-calorie diets is that you tend to lose muscle when you restrict too much. And this may sound great, especially if the scale keeps moving. However, if you knew that muscle mass actually helps to burn more calories, even while you’re sleeping, would you still be excited about losing so much weight? Muscle boosts your metabolism because it needs a lot of energy (food), which translates into burning more calories during rest. Keep this in mind while I address my second concern.
Concern #2 Countless people I speak with are yo-yo dieting, and rely on low-calorie diets to lose weight. It’s extremely difficult to maintain a food plan when you are hungry! The reason so many people are hungry is that as soon as you limit your caloric intake, you also limit your fat intake — and fat is known to be satiating, which means
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Can you tell us a little about PowerLutions Solar? Chaim: “Sure, we’ve been around for 8 years—” Yerucham: “Going on 9 years now.” Chaim: “Right! Our focus has always been to bring the best value to the customer, while delivering the best possible solution to save the most money from their solar system. We are very focused on customer satisfaction and we always stand behind our product.”
What’s the first thing I need to know about solar? Chaim: “Well the first thing I would say is to differentiate between residential and commercial.”
Let’s focus on residential solar; why should I put solar panels on my home? Chaim: “Okay, that’s a good question!” <laughs> “Solar will reduce the amount of electricity you use from your electric company since it produces electricity from the sun that you can use in your home.”
How does the sun produce electricity? Yerucham: “On a basic level, the radiation from the sun causes the electrons on the panels to be excited and move, which generates energy and is converted to electricity.”
What about at night, or when it’s cloudy — how does the home still have electricity? Chaim: “You are always attached to the electric grid, so you always have a flow of electricity.” Yerucham: “That’s actually a two-part question. When it’s cloudy it’s still possible to have some electricity produced, albeit a lower amount. In terms of the night question: In New Jersey and New York, and in many States, there is something called “net metering,” which basically means that you get the full value of solar electricity. At times when the sun is out and a minimal amount of electricity is being used, your meter will, effectively, go backwards, (essentially getting you credit for the electricity your solar panels are producing but you’re not using). When you come home at night, it will start to go forward again. So, you get the full value of the solar electricity and the grid is acting as a battery for the electricity produced that you are not using at a given time.”
Doesn’t it cost a lot of money to install solar panels on my home? Shlomo: “Yes and no. You can purchase it yourself and have it installed on your home, but there are different government incentives that lower the cost and
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What is the rate for the lease program? Yerucham: “That depends on several factors, including the pitch of the roof, position of the roof toward the sun, shade etc.” Chaim: “The rate includes the delivery and generation portion of your bill so it can bring your utility bill down to a couple of dollars.”
What are your financing options? Chaim: “We have several different options and terms. We have great no-money-down options that allow you to save money already in Year 1. We have terms from 5 to 25 years. The financing allows the system to be paid for 100%, including the amount of the tax credit.”
Tax Credit? Chaim: “Yes, when you purchase a solar PV system you get a Federal Income Tax Credit for 30% of the system cost. The financing option allows the tax credit portion to be paid for and, the idea is that you pay the financing company back when you get your tax credit payment, if you withhold, or save on paying the government the amount you would owe.”
What if I don’t have a need for tax credits or I don’t want to be involved in dealing with a tax credit? Chaim: “The lease and PPA program is perfect for you! The leasing company takes advantage of the tax incentives and they, in turn, give you a great rate on the solar electric-
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Okay, so let’s say you convinced me to go solar on my home. Aren’t you ruining my roof? Shmuel: “No, we do not damage the roof. We use the best practices in the industry to ensure quality installation. We only use top quality components and our experienced installers take extreme care to ensure the installation is blemish-free. All penetrations are sealed and flashed utilizing the same methods that a roofer would use if he needed to penetrate the roof.” Yerucham: “All roofs are reviewed and inspected by an architect or engineer in order to confirm that we are able to go ahead with the installation. We also procure all the required permits and approvals from the municipality and state, including all inspections.”
If there is a blackout can I still get electricity from the panels? Yerucham: “Not in the traditional sense, but we can install a special unit that comes with an outlet that can power up to 2,500 watts of power when the sun is out. It can be useful for charging various electronics. It has a limited production value, but it can go a long way when you need it.”
What are some reasons that people would not go solar on their home? Chaim: <laughs> “We get that question a lot by people who are incredulous about how great the deal sounds and they wonder why everyone doesn’t do it!”
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is that their roof won’t support it, either because it’s too old or there is too much shade around the roof and they don’t want to trim anything. Another reason is they don’t like the look of it, although as more people are going solar we hear much less of that reason. It has become much more acceptable as more people do it.” Yerucham: “We usually use upgraded allblack panels that are more visually pleasing.”
If a person’s roof is 15 to 20 years old and it’s not old enough to be replaced yet, what options do they have? Chaim: “They can request a one-time removal and reinstallation so, when they get to the point of replacing their roof, PowerLutions will come and remove the system before the roof is replaced and reinstall it when the roof work is done.”
You also mentioned tree trimming. Shmuel: “Yes, we can have the tree, or trees, trimmed or removed, depending on what the customer wants and the solar system needs.”
What if they don’t want to remove or cut any trees, does that make solar impossible? Yerucham: “Depending how much shade the trees are causing. If it’s only minimal to moderate we can put solar, it will just affect the production.”
Is Rockland County going solar? Shlomo: “Yes! What we see now is what Lakewood looked like a year or two ago and we are seeing tremendous growth. The growth is being assisted by state rebates, state tax credits, federal tax credits and the high price of electricity.”
Do you mind taking a look at my house to see if it’s good for solar? Shlomo: <laughing> “Sure, I can take a look at the satellite imagery to get a preliminary idea pretty quickly!”
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THE CONGREGANTS MADE SOUNDS of awkward compassion tinged with heaps of curiosity among themselves. What is his name? “Faivel. His name is Faivel.” “And his name in Israel will be Faivel, the Williamsburg, New York. 1947. The baby son of Yosef Yitzchok…” is born, his young father anxious to protect Mazel tov! Mazel tov! him. His kvatter falls, but there’s no injury. Air kisses. Genuine hand clasps. Sura’s calloused hands gripped and pumped the birdThe father cannot decide how to name him. wing hands of Bianca, now that the lace gloves had been removed before the baby was deposited back into her hands. The baby cried. Bianca rocked. “He needs his mother,” she said. “Let’s go,” Sura said. The women filed down the narrow stairs. In the shul, the new father unwrapped newspaper, then the parchment paper that held his yishka. He had cut the herring himself last night, and his wife had taken the job of slicing the tomato into confetti. The important thing — Yosef Yitzchok sniffed appreciatively at the salty marinade — was that it was spicy, and oily, and good. He brought kichel to the table. “Wash. Wash,” he urged Chaim Dovid, Aharon, Moishe, Yona. “The father washes first. Cuts up the challah. Wash,” Yaacov said. So he washed. And in the silence where he was no longer expected to speak, his moment came. I have a son. I have Because it was beautiful, a son! After all these years. All these days of this moment, and guilt not knowing if he had taken the longer route robbed him of it. to Gehinnom while his father had been sent directly to Gan Eden; all these days, he had seen his father in his mind, his father’s laughing eyes. It is a joke. This world is one big laugh. I have a son! Named after his father. Of course. And yet… the joke was on him. Because
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Forward it was beautiful, this moment, and guilt robbed him of it. If he’d only asked her. She would have said no. But at least he would have tried. And… he hadn’t. Henya, I’m sorry, he thought. We’ll have more sons. We will. Because, a namesake. It meant that we were alive. We carry on. You’ll be proud of Faivel. And of me. Watch me. ***** At home, the women had just left. To their credit, they cleaned up after themselves, even shook the tablecloth of its delkelech crumbs. Henya hoped there were some left for her. Hunger. The house was silent for the moment. From the window, she could see neighborhood children, out from school for some American holiday, scurrying like the rats they resided with. A puppy, too. The air smelled of dog fur and a collection of trash. In his crib, the baby slept. Faivel. I should sleep. I should. I’ll need it. She closed the window, but the house was hot, so she opened it again, but the residents’ shouts could be heard up here, so she closed it again. She lay down on her bed. Briefly, the world sashayed before her eyes. She closed her eyes. Falling stars behind her eyelids. The baby started crying. Faivel, he was called. Faivel was crying. They should have added a name. For… blessing. A pinch of disappointment. If she chose to admit it to herself, more than a pinch, a hollowed-out pit of disappointment. But what’s the point of admitting negative feelings? Her father, Mendel. In Henya’s young eyes, he was a tzaddik. Flawless. Larger than life. He would never have done what she did. Oh,
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from the kimpeturin bed, upstairs in the green room, for a full four weeks. The baby was deposited into her arms, then taken away. Soups — two soups a day — and vegetables and meat, and a buttered griss in the morning, was brought up to her, and the empty bowl removed when she’d finished. The girls took turns rocking the baby to sleep. Tanta Hilda’s husband Oscar came only in the evening, otherwise his world remained unchanged by the he had died rather than save him- cataclysmic arrival of the baby. self. And here, Henya had thought Now that baby is no more. that she would somehow pass his Henya got up forcefully, took legacy down. That her children Faivel into her arms, fell back into would be better than her. That her bed, this time with her baby nesson would be Mendel. But her son tled close. wasn’t meant to be Mendel. She How fleeting is life, how fragdidn’t deserve it. ile the physical selves that house Oh, and it wasn’t about her. Yo- this tentative life. If she only knew. sef Yitzchok wanted his father. Fair They hadn’t told her about the fall. Wisely. Above her, the heat, the world, it rattled like a merryIf there was a bit go-round, a train around a bend. Well-wishers from of moisture at the today, people from before, edges of her eyes, she dizzily swam in her head. “Faivel,” she cooed. If there was a bit of moiscould blink it away. ture at the edges of her eyes, she could blink it away. Long enough. And a woman always de- ago, her tears had been frozen, fers to her husband. That is her job. suspended for a different time. So… Faivel. She hadn’t yet retrieved them. If Not the nicest name, but… Faiv- she felt anything, it was anger. She el. thought they’d decided on Mendel. She could get used to this. Faiv- But the baby was Faivel. el. Faivel. Faivel. So be it. Faivel. The baby was “Faivel’eh?” alive. How hard it was to lift herself If only another woman would out of the pillows of balm that this care for her. If only her mother bed was. But she did it anyway. She would assure her that only the was a mother. baby was her job — all other jobs, When Tanta Hilda became a feeding the husband, cleaning the mother, in der heim, Grandma had house for Pesach, were taken away. been too frail to care for the de- For a moment, Henya let the fanmands of a kimpeturin. So Hilda tasy warm her. Another woman. came home to their house, and was Caring for her while she cared for deposited into a bed, and Henya’s her offspring. Company — another mother cared for her younger sis- person who understood what it ter as if she was a daughter. meant to give of oneself so deeply The new mother did not emerge that the self becomes transformed.
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EASY CHEESY PIZZA Each 7-inch pie serves two and uses only three storebought ingredients. Perfect for a last minute pre-Pesach meal or snack.
INGREDIENTS: Frozen 7-inch pizza doughs, fully defrosted (Mechelâ€™s) Store-bought pizza sauce (Gefenâ€™s) Shredded cheese
DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat pizza maker 2. When device is hot, put the dough in. 3. Spread pizza sauce over it and then liberally sprinkle with shredded cheese. 4. Close the pizza maker and let it bake for 10-15 minutes, or until done.
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EGGPLANT SANDWICHES Although these can be made with breaded eggplants you prepare on your own, now before Pesach, this is the perfect shortcut. The individual sandwiches are also easy to serve and to eat.
INGREDIENTS: Ready-to-bake Bâ€™gan eggplant slices, defrosted Marinara sauce or pizza sauce. Shredded cheese
DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the pizza maker, and allow the eggplant to fry for 7-10 minutes on each side. 2. Layer a slice of eggplant, a tablespoon of the marinara or pizza sauce and a tablespoon of shredded cheese, followed by another layer of eggplant, sauce and cheese. 3. Close the pizza maker. The sandwiches should be ready in about 3-4 minutes, when cheese is melted and bubbling.
SEASONED CHEF: If you have more time allowance, you can saute your own vegetables in the pizza maker and layer it between the cheese and the sauce.
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VEGETABLE QUESADILLAS INGREDIENTS: Wraps Butter 2 T. oil 1 onion, thin strips 1 red pepper, thin strips 1 yellow pepper, thin strips 1 tomato, diced 6 fresh mushrooms, sliced (A can can be used, but fresh will give you optimal flavor)
DIRECTIONS: 1. Turn on the pizza maker and pour the oil in. 2. Add the vegetables and saute until soft. 3. Remove the sauted vegetables and wipe the pizza maker with a damp paper towel. 4. Smear butter onto a wrap, and place butter-side-down into the pizza maker. 5. Add 3 tablespoons sauteed vegetables on one half of the wrap and sprinkle liberally with cheese. 6. Fold the wrap in half. 7. Close the lid and allow to bake for 5-7 minutes. 8. Open the lid, flip over the wrap, and leave machine open, allowing to bake for another 5-7 minutes. 9. Remove from pizza maker, and slice with pizza wheel into four.
Each wrap is two servings. Since youâ€™re baking them folded, you can do two wraps at a time.
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Cleaning the pizza maker is a breeze. Simply wipe it clean using a damp paper towel while the machine is still warm. You can already clean and set aside all of your small ap-
pliances, as just about anything can be made in this pizza maker (depending if you want to keep it pareve, milchigs or fleishigs).
Saute the vegetables first, remove, and then fry the eggs, adding in the vegetables and cheese.
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QUESTION: My ten-year-old son has a very hard time making decisions. Even simple decisions, like choosing which candy he wants for Shabbos or which book he wants to read are very difficult for him. Any idea what’s going on? MENDEL BINETH, MSW RESPONDS: Decisions, decisions, decisions. Who doesn’t have a hard time making decisions? When placed in a situation where a person has to choose one thing and potentially lose out on another, many of us find ourselves faltering — not quite at peace with the decision-making process. Most of us, though, only have significant trouble reaching decisions when we know that they will be life-altering. If even small decisions cause pause, like in your son’s case, it might help to understand that there are different personality types that can influence the ability to decide seamlessly. THE DEEP THINKER Some kids are full of depth, and routinely analyze life from every possible angle. These kids find it natural to evaluate every step they take. For them, making a decision may be protracted as they weigh the pros and cons of every option. THE WINNER Who doesn’t want to be a winner? Everyone likes to be a winner, but some kids take it to the extreme. When faced with a choice-dilemma, some kids will be worried about whether their choice will make them a “winner.” They are overly concerned about what others think of them, and if someone were to tell them that they would have chosen differently, this type of child would feel terrible, feeling it a personal attack on himself. For these kids, the social stigma they imagine comes with choos-
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ing “wrongly” can be a paralyzing force. Even if they have their own opinion about which is the best choice, the fear of rejection may create difficulties. They might choose to not decide at all. THE PERFECTIONIST How often do you hear the phrase, “Oh, she’s a perfectionist!”? Perfectionism is thrown about casually in speech because it is a fairly common trait amongst human beings. But it is important to understand that “perfectionism” is a general statement, not an all-inclusive description of a character trait. The question to ask is: What makes a person a perfectionist? Does the person have an obsessive way of thinking? Does he feel that he is always on show, and hence, strives for perfectionism? Or is he a perfectionist in thinking, like the deep thinker above? Perfectionism can hinder decisions from happening, because the perfectionist needs everything to be “just so.” THE ANXIOUS CHILD Children with anxiety often have hard times making decisions. They always secondguess themselves, worried about the consequences of choosing one way and not the other. They may imagine the worst-case scenario in every choice, and going through all of the possibilities may take a while. THE SELF-ESTEEM DAMAGED CHILD Children are fragile. Their self-esteem is something that can be easily damaged by a variety of factors. For a child with self-esteem issues, previous negative feedback on their past decisions can impact future decision making. Like “the winner,” children with damaged self-esteem will worry about what others will think. For them, though, the pain is perhaps more intense, more closely related to their very existence. A wrong look or comment in regards to a decision the child makes is enough to cut through the very core of the child and cause searing agony. These kids learn that perhaps, making decisions just isn’t worth the pain.
So, delayed or protracted decision-making isn’t always cause for concern. It may just be that your child is a deep, thought-out individual. If this is the case, don’t worry! But if your child is showing signs of anxiety, damaged self-esteem or other traits and behaviors that cause concern, getting your child evaluated may be a great decision. During an evaluation with your son, I would investigate two angles: 1. Does it appear that your child is developing a disorder, leading to his indecisiveness, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? 2. Is the inability to make decisions a simple character trait? If it is a character trait, which may sometimes run in families, we want to make sure that the trait is not dominating the child’s life in a detrimental way. Is it affecting your child’s school, social or home life? Is it affecting his overall well-being? If yes, we may need to work on making that trait more liveable. If you’re not sure why your child behaves the way he does, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional that is trained to ask the right questions and can zoom in on your child’s issues — or confirm that there is nothing to worry about. Not every child who has a hard time with decision-making needs to have it addressed, but some most certainly do! If you see your child’s functioning is being affected by indecisiveness — such as if his/her daily routine is significantly hindered or he/she is frequently losing sleep over various decisions — then you’ll want to address the root issues that are contributing to your child’s difficulty with decision-making. If you decide to schedule an evaluation with Kids First, we can help you pinpoint both your child’s strengths and areas that may need nurturing. That’s what we’re here for: To help you nurture your child and watch him blossom! Please note: Names and identifying details have been changed to protect our clients’ privacy.
Kids First is home to Monsey’s most dynamic team of child health professionals. We’ve brought together the best and the brightest in OT, PT, Speech Therapy, Behavioral/Social Health, limud/kriah and general tutoring to help ensure your child’s best chance at leading a successful life. Give us a call to watch your child blossom! Do you have a question for this column? Send your question to email@example.com to have it addressed.
BUILDING A DECISIONCONFIDENT CHILD You want your child to grow into a confident adult who is capable of making decisions, both large and small. But that doesn’t happen overnight. For children to grow into adults who trust their decision-making capabilities, they need to get practice while still in their youth. Here are some examples of ways you can nurture your child’s decisionmaking capabilities: • Allow your child to choose between 2–3 different clothing items to wear • Encourage your child to choose the bedtime story you’ll read him/her • Let your child choose the color of his/ her toothbrush As the child gets older, the decisions being made should reflect age-appropriateness. A teen, for example, can be allowed to make the decision if she wants to walk together with friends to a simcha or take a bus and get there faster. Even if the outcome of a decision is negative, that’s okay — it helps the child learn that mistakes are allowed and that tomorrow is always another day!
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As told to Chany G. Rosengarten by Rabbi Dr. Richard Louis Price OUR SON SAADIA WASN’T DEVELOPING. AT age three, he didn’t speak properly; he had one incomprehensible word for everything. He’d walk around the edges of a room, look toward the periphery and ride his hands around himself. We took him to the pediatric neurologist, genealogist — anyone who could shed light and provide a diagnosis. After much searching, he was pigeonholed into the category of PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified). He was on the autistic spectrum, not considered completely autistic. Today, the medical community has started removing Asperger’s syndrome, PPDNOS and other labels on the spectrum, streamlining the diagnoses under one umbrella: the autistic spectrum. We sent him to Jawonio and Hempstead School for special ed, where he was provided with OT, PT, ABA and speech, and yet he made no progress. We couldn’t place him in a Jewish school; he had no language or even rudimentary vocabulary in English, let alone in Hebrew. He was getting older and growing bigger, and yet he didn’t progress at all. His strange behavior was very discouraging. I’m a trained psychiatrist, so I knew what all the medications out there have to offer. There are no answers. Many of the medications commonly given to autistic children help only some of the behav-
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iors and symptoms, and not the core issue. They often have horrible side effects and an entire cocktail of other meds are required to counteract them. We didn’t know what to do and my son clearly needed help. His class of four children had four teachers. He was impulsive and wild. He’d kick holes in the wall, which we wouldn’t bother fixing, because the next day would bring another one. We merely covered it with a painting, because it was only a matter of days before more damage appeared. He was endangering his life, running home alone in middle of the road. Taking care of Saadia was impossible. His first real word was “octagon.” He looked up from dinner table, at the light. “Octagon,” he pointed. He was right. This told me that he had deep intelligence, more than we were accessing; he just couldn’t express it. We needed to help him get out of himself. He couldn’t remain locked in his autism. The medical field was moving away from treatment typically administered for autism spectrum disorder, since it wasn’t helping anyway. I understood that for my son, and others in a subgroup like him, rehabilitation was possible. This subgroup was amenable to treatment, because they had a cluster of symptoms that, recurring in eighty percent of them, was different than the other autistic children. Their symptoms could be broken down into five groups. We named the condition of this subgroup PRICE, an acronym for the symptoms they had: Particularism, Reciprocity, Impulsivity, Concentration and Emotional Lability. PARTICULARISM is a rigid ways of doing things. He fixated on order and details. In our first interview to place him in yeshiva, Saadia knew that the interview would conclude at 1 o’clock. When 1 o’clock came, still in the presence of the principal and faculty, he yelled, “It is 1 o’clock; we have to go now.” He was inconsolable. Hence, he was rejected and we were told he needed the Sinai special-ed program, which, thanks to the treatment I later found, he never attended. Another time, my parents took my children on a trip. When the TSA
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worker called his name, he insisted that his name was Saadia, not Cyrus. They refused to allow him to board the plane until my mother explained his autism. RECIPROCITY is a lack of social skills. He couldn’t maintain conversation, be sympathetic or give the expected response. In conversation, he’d twirl his hands, spin objects, make poor eye contact and say inappropriate statements. He couldn’t empathize, share stories or understand/make jokes. He didn’t recognize when he or others acted inappropriately.
IMPULSIVITY is a blockage in acting according to foreseen consequences. He couldn’t wait, intruded in other people’s conversations, and took rash, dangerous actions. Saadia bolted across a busy street on Yom Kippur in front of a Mack truck. I had to run out in the street to direct traffic to get him back. He also nearly died jumping into a pool that was over his head. My sister jumped in after him in her clothes to save him.
EMOTIONAL LABILITY Is a reactivity in which moods change at the slightest provocation. If he didn’t get what he needed or what he was fixated on, he would throw objects and get into an angry fit. If he wanted happiness, he spun himself or objects around, and this put him into a euphoric state. Even when one of these five symptoms were treated as a separate issue, he didn’t respond to the treatment. Giving regular OCD medicating for my son’s particularism, for example — which looked just like OCD because he was fixated on certain ideas and
This told me that he had deep intelligence, more than we were accessing; he just couldn’t express it.
CONCENTRATION is about a deficit in holding attention during even brief activities. It seemed he wasn’t listening when we addressed him, and he was always distracted by the smallest things. Of course, he couldn’t do homework, read or write.
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sponded so well to it, in fact, it was as if he was reborn. I started giving it to patients, both with the PRICE symptoms and for anxiety and panic. I found one kosher vitamin company, Freeda, that produced the vitamin in a very high concentration. Without having to take too much, people found it helpful. When I gave it to my son, his particularism and emotional lability dissipated. His moods evened out, he stopped being aggressive or euphoric and became even-keeled. He started reading, devouring such complex texts such as encyclopedias, his favorite. He was now taking Intuniv, which helped him for his impulsivity and concentration, and the inositol, which helped his particularism and emotional lability. Having cleared up four of his five symptoms, the reciprocity fell into place on its own. He became sociable and relatable, like a new person. He became aware of his surroundings. He reflected to others what he was experiencing with them. He started laughing at jokes and having conversations. He was becoming personable and able to express himself. The Yeshiva of North Jersey now accepted him into their mainstream first grade. Seeing Saadia’s transformation, we knew he needed to take his medication and supplement daily. We saw the difference immediately if he was not on the inositol. But it wasn’t easy giving Saadia his inositol. The vitamin powder dissolves better in food than in water. We tried hiding it in his food, because inositol is a sugar alternative and tastes like Sucralose. The hard part was getting him to finish his plate. Twice daily, we had to consistently make sure he ate the food hosting the inositol. His teachers called us if he had been fussy or irritable, and we connected it with his unfinished inositol. It was vital to give it to him every day. We knew he must take it every day. If it made such a difference to his behavior, education — his very life — we wanted him to have it no matter what. A pill would have been much easier than concealing it in his food, though. We needed a different solution. By hashgacha pratis, my older son met one of the Ostreicher children in
camp, which got me thinking. It occurred to me that the inositol could be baked into an Ostreicher’s cookie! It wouldn’t affect the taste, since the inositol was a sugar substitute, after all. It could also withstand the heat in the baking process. And everyone likes Ostreicher’s cookies, so what could be bad about taking a couple in the morning and at night, as a snack, to help with autism, anxiety, OCD or panic? The Ostreicher company undertook the challenge, experimenting without sugar, with some sugar, with honey. Eventually, the cookies tasted just like regular Ostreicher’s
chocolate cookies. Saadia happily ate them. We could clearly measure how many he ate. The inositol cookie was as effective as the powder in food. I started distributing cookies to my clients. They reported amazing changes when the cookie was eaten consistently. Children needed more cookies, and adults less, because adults can better absorb the vitamin. The cookies had a high concentration of inositol, so that three cookies twicedaily were enough. Compared to the biggest capsule, containing only 500 mg, the cookies were a big win. For my son, and others like him, the cookies were a miracle. Now Saadia is on the inositol and Intuniv for the past three years with no long-term side effects and the benefits maintained. He is off all of his therapies and is thriving in a mainstream class. He frequently gets As on his quizzes, loves school, and is invited to and at-
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THE QUESTION OF WHO
Who discovered the placebo effect? The end of World War II was near, but not close enough. The bombs continued falling and the bullets continued flying. Death and destruction were everywhere. For Henry Beecher, the battle took place inside of military tents surrounded by the dead and dying. Trained in Harvard Medical School, Dr. Beecher was an experienced physician assigned to save the lives of allied soldiers wounded in battle.
Many times, that meant painful operations under less-than-ideal conditions. One particular soldier under Beecher’s care was badly wounded and in dire need of emergency surgery. Morphine, however, was in short supply and Beecher was worried that without pain relief the man would not survive the procedure, as he feared the soldier would go into cardiovascular shock from the intense pain.
Beecher was at a loss. Suddenly, a nurse arrived and quickly filled a syringe with saline solution and injected it into the patient. The man noticeably relaxed and Dr. Beecher, stunned by what he’d seen, proceeded to do the surgery without use of any anesthesia. The soldier felt little pain and did not go into shock. All he’d been given was a little salt water. Placebo had been discovered.
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THE PROBLEM WITH PLACEBOS
Times are a-changin’, and with time comes new advances in the world of trickery. While pharmaceutical companies can be credited with inventing truly life-saving medications, many can also be blamed for rigging trials and withholding data. In fact, there is a branch of science partially devoted to rooting out sham trials, called epidemiology. Planning to sham? Here are some modern-day methods to getting the results you want when running a medication trial: A 2012 Harvard study concluded that people with a specific gene variation were most susceptible to the effects of placebo medications, while those with another type of gene variation were least affected. By hand-picking trial participants, pharmaceutical companies can ensure that the placebo effect is weaker than response to the drug being tested, guaranteeing that their drug will make it to market. Many modern day trials continue to pit new medications against placebo, not taking into account that well-respected medications are already being used for the same conditions. Testing against a placebo is, in essence, testing only against a person’s ability to activate his own healing capabilities. Trials of new medications need to be tested against the already-established medications to earn their slots as replacements with more benefit and less side effects. Placebo is often used as an easy ticket to success. Unfortunately, in Big Pharma trials, there are many ways to fudge. Most often, negative data — like when a placebo beats the trial drug — just goes missing. For example, one medication with seemingly sound scientific testing has been shown to have had 76% of trial information withheld from doctors and patients. That cheese doesn’t stand alone; over 50% of anti-depression drug testing is hoarded and hidden from outside eyes.
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THE QUESTION OF WHAT
What actually happens to the body during the placebo effect? Diagnosed with lymphoma, Mr. Wright was bedridden in dire condition. With tumors as large as oranges located in many places throughout his body, Wright had little hope. But then his doctor approached him with a new drug: Krebiozen. The doctor was hopeful, but also petrified that the new medication might further harm his patient. It was, after all, only a trial drug and nothing had yet been proven. One injection and three days later Mr. Wright was back on his feet, the tumors notably smaller. Soon enough, there were no traces of tumors to be found, and Mr. Wright was released as a healed patient. For two months Mr. Wright continued to be the epitome of health. And then… The news reports started trickling in, claiming Krebiozen to have failed in curing the dreaded disease. Mr. Wright read article after article criticizing the new drug, and surprisingly, the tumors returned as he began to doubt the magical healing he’d experienced after the injection. Eventually, he was hospitalized once again. This time, however, his doctor wanted to try something new. “It’s a new, improved version of Krebiozen,” the doctor explained. “The batch the media wrote of was faulty. This one works.” He injected Mr. Wright with the new drug — which was in actuality, only distilled water. Mr. Wright experienced a full recovery, once again. But recovery was shortlived. The American Medical Association released an official
statement about Krebiozen, pronouncing it positively ineffective in treating the disease. Mr. Wright was crushed and died two days later. UNTIL RECENTLY the medical world and laymen alike have believed placebo to be, as the dictionary describes: a substance that has no therapeutic effect, used as a control in testing new drugs. That definition is now being challenged. Harvard’s Professor of Medicine Ted Kaptchuk is working hard to show the world that placebo not only works, but to show exactly how placebo works — because for some patients, there’s no question that placebo has power. While Kaptchuk doesn’t assert that a person can just “think himself better,” there are proven physiological responses that occur in a large percentage of people when administered a placebo medication. Heart rate, blood pressure and even blood test results have been positively affected after patients have received placebos, especially in cases of depression, fatigue, anxiety or the like. While the entire mechanism of placebo-induced healing isn’t fully understood, there clearly are changes to the chemical activity that takes place in the brain, to the point of medication mimicry. Many patients truly feel better after taking placebo medication! Interestingly, even patients that knew they were receiving placebo medications showed significant betterment during studies, leading Kaptchuk and his crew to believe that the simple act of “taking” some-
RX SUGARPILL IMPURE PLACEBOS: Medications that have therapeutic effect, but not for the condition for which they are prescribed. PURE PLACEBOS: Sugar pills, saltwater injections, etc. • 48% of Danish general practitioners admitted to prescribing placebo medications a minimum of ten times a year • 60% of doctors in Eretz Yisroel admitted to giving placebos to patients • 12% of UK doctors admitted to using pure placebos at least once in their career; 97% admitted to use of impure placebos • 1% of UK doctors admitted to weekly use of pure placebos, 77% to weekly impure placebo use • 13% of doctors have reported giving antibiotics as a placebo for viruses • Most commonly prescribed placebos: Antibiotics for viruses. OTC painkillers. Vitamins. Sedatives. • Blue, stamped sugar pills heal better than white sugar pills. • Sugar capsules heal better than blue, stamped sugar pills. • Two-tone sugar capsules heal better than white sugar-capsules. • Salt-water injections heal better than two-tone sugar capsules. • Two is better than one, no matter if pill, capsule or injection • Animals, too, experience the placebo effect
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thing is enough to activate certain mechanisms of healing within the brain. Fabrizio Benedetti, a neuroscientist studying the placebo effect, has been quoted as saying, “[Therapeutic] rituals and drugs use the very same bio-
chemical pathways to influence the patient’s brain.” According to Benedetti, while placebo medications contain no actual healing compounds, they may, under the right conditions, stimulate the body’s own healing capabilities.
THE QUESTIONS OF WHEN AND WHERE
Why is the placebo effect more powerful in many parts of the world today than ever before? For years, trials that pitted new medications against placebos were considered the gold standard for determining if a drug works as is claimed. Based upon the results of these trials, medications were often approved or sent back to the lab for alterations — or even cast completely away. In a fascinating turn of events, however, placebos have clearly begun outpacing many modern medications, with as many as 7 out of 10 trials favoring the placebo over even long “proven” drugs. Dr. William Potter, drug developer and psychiatrist, came across the phenomenon in the 1990s and was understandably baffled. With the help of a tech-wiz, Potter began digging deeper, turning over Big Pharma industry files in the search for answers. Unearthing hidden records, Potter discovered that not only were placebos often outranking medication in effectiveness, but also that the location of drug trials frequently affected the outcome of the results. While one would assume that placebo vs. medication trial results should be basically similar whether they take place in New York or India, this is not the case at all. Valium, for instance, failed against pla-
cebo in trials based in the U.S., while it bested placebos in France and Belgium. Prozac, on the other hand, performed better in America than it did in South Africa or Europe. Based upon this research, one must ask: Are our societal expectations of how well medication should work being superimposed upon placebos and trial medications, causing them to be more or less effective based on where we live? In general, the placebo effect in America is going strong and gaining strength, perhaps due to the country’s unfailing trust in the medical system, FDA validation and yes, the power of a pill. According to Kaptchuk and Benedetti’s research, the placebo effect may be caused by our trust in medication — and perhaps the the opposite way around as well… It can well be inferred that the effect of some certified medications may be largely placebo in nature! In fact, it was only after the discovery of placebo treatments’ ability to help with various mood disorders that Big Pharma invested a wealth of resources into creating mood-stabilizing medications. Do those medications really work… Or is the therapeutic component the simple act of popping a pill?
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It all started in 2003, when FreeLife International, Inc. changed their product line to focus on juice made from goji berries (also known as wolfberries), which they sold under the product name Himalayan Goji Juice. Earl Mindell, a writer and nutritionist associated with FreeLife, made several claims about Himalayan Goji Juice regarding evidence of cancer cell inhibition, blood pressure regulation, blood sugar level balance and the anti-aging secrets inherent in the juice of the tiny, red berry. “I have never seen anything like this,” Mindell said. FreeLife sold (and still sells) the juice to customers using multi-level marketing by independent salespeople who are paid commission on their sales and the sales of their downline.
Such phone calls from independent salespeople inspired confidence, person to person. And then there were the advertisements: Vivid and descriptive and full of glowing promises. There was nothing that Goji juice wouldn’t ease, mitigate or entirely cure. Diabetes, the dreaded disease, side effects of its treatments... goji berries, or their juice, were the answer to it all.
The Response: Some people were cynical, unwilling to invest in what they saw as another fleeting health fad, among them those who’ve already been taken in with other marketing manipulations. There were some with a wait-and-see attitude, watching passively as things developed. And then there were those who emptied their pockets and purchased those costly bottles of Himalayan Goji Juice, religiously imbibing them daily by the half-cupful and waiting for the miracles to unfold.
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The Effect “It’s five weeks now, and my pimples have completely disappeared!” “Since I started drinking goji juice daily, my energy levels have risen; I can get things done, and I feel like a mentch.” “It is amazing how after three weeks, my knee pain has disappeared.” “I bought two dozen bottles, drank the juice for weeks, but my cellulite didn’t go away.” The success stories were plentiful, as were the plight of those who saw no change, other than their depleted bank accounts. (And then there were those who reported adverse side effects.) While the fruit was definitely proving beneficial for some, medical professionals and disappointed customers started to question the claims...
Proof or Spoof? In 2006, the FDA sent warning letters to goji juice distributors for claims they made without scientific evaluation, and they stated that it’s “not generally recognized as safe and effective for the referenced conditions.” In a 2007 interview, the lack of the clinical proof was further exposed. A coauthor of a study that Mindell cited, said that his research does not, in fact, prove that goji has anti-cancer properties, and there is no scientific evidence of any positive effects that occur when consumed. In addition, the study was not conducted by Memorial Sloan-Kettering as Mindell had claimed it had. Additionally, the Ph.D degree that Dr. Mindell, as FreeLife referred to him, received was from an unaccredited institution. His doctoral degree was essentially bogus. In 2009, a class action lawsuit was filed against FreeLife, alleging the false claims, misrepresentations, and false and deceptive advertising regarding goji juice. The lawsuit sought compensation for the damages on behalf of purchasers during the previous four years.
The Effects of the Lawsuit FreeLife modified some of its claims and announced they were no longer associated with Mindell. (However, until today, distributors still use his false claims to promote the products.) Sloan-Kettering advertised the bold-faced statement that “Despite claims by several marketers, the efficacy and safety of lycium products (goji berry) for cancer treatment in humans have not been established.”
Goji Today Goji juice is being sold in health food stores worldwide, and there are many who find it beneficial to their health and quality of life. Lack of clinical evidence and often poor quality control in the manufacture of consumer products prevent it from being scientifically recommended or applied.
The Benefits Well, the reason people do see positive results, are because goji berries are, indeed, incredibly healthy. Regular consumption may give the body a muchneeded boost of vitamins, minerals, healthy sugars,
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For many of us “popping a pill” is not as easy as it sounds. A nationwide survey revealed that 40% of American adults have experienced difficulty swallowing pills.
Dysphagia: difficulty swallowing If it’s “in your head” and not a physiological condition, the following technique has been proven to work.
1. Put a capsule on your tongue. 2. Take a sip of water but don’t swallow. 3. Tilt your chin toward your chest. 4. Swallow the capsule and water while your head is bent down. The top prescribed medication in the U.S. is Synthroid at about 21.5 million prescriptions in 2015. It is a medication for an underactive thyroid. Penicillin is the first on every list of “important drugs” because it pointed the way in treating microbial infections.
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The earliest pill emerged in ancient Egypt as a little round ball containing medicinal ingredients mixed with clay or bread.
All pills were round and white until mid-20th century.
Did you wonder why some painkillers are red, Motrin is orange, and Tylenol PM is blue? Like the Romans in early civilizations discovered that “people eat with their eyes” as well as with their palates, patients respond best when color corresponds with the results they seek in medication. Calm blue for a good night’s sleep, or dynamic red or orange for speedy relief.
ARE ALL PILLS DIFFERENT? OH, YES. Poison control will be able to identify a pill that you can’t, if you supply details of its markings, shape and color. 1-800-222-1222 IMPRINT Every FDA-approved drug must have an imprint on it. If the one in your hand doesn’t, it is either a vitamin, a supplement or a foreign or illegal medication.
DO participate in your local Drug Take Back program, soon to be in effect in Rockland County, where pharmacies with three or more branches are required take back unused medication. DON’T flush them down the plumbing system, as that will expose drinking water to dangerous chemicals.
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If the Drug Take Back program is not available in your area, dissolve the pill in water, and mix it with coffee, sawdust or cat litter, seal the mixture in a Ziploc bag and put it into the trash.
MEDICINAL MYTHS Myth #1: If you’re in severe pain, you can ignore the label and increase your dosage. Fact: The recommended dose is not a suggestion; it is a careful calculation reached by pharmaceutical experts after much research. Never increase the dose without a doctor’s permission. Myth #2: If I’m feeling fine, I can stop my prescription medication. Fact: If you stop taking your medication early, it increases your chance of relapsing into illness, and can make germs stronger, as they’re not entirely destroyed. Myth #3: Natural remedies are always safer. Fact: They may seem safer and healthier, but standards are not as strict, and many may not be FDA approved. Potential side effects may also not be mentioned on the label. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist about safety.
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PAPER, PAPERS, PAPERS Papers are the biggest stress for everyone! There’s nothing as overwhelming as paper clutter. So let’s go through some tips and ideas for keeping them in order: • It is always better to store papers standing upright than lying flat, because they’ll be easier to sift through to find what you need. PAPERS THAT ACCUMULATE ON A DAILY BASIS should be organized as follows: 1. Children’s Parsha sheets 2. Incoming mail 3. Articles/important forms. • Magazine holders usually work best for these; keep them handy, with each category in a separate holder and labeled! • If you like to save your children’s creative projects, assign a separate folder for each child. • These folders should be sifted and sorted weekly or monthly. FOR BILLS AND PAPERS that need to be kept handy, you have two options: Either purchase a file cabinet, or a container called a “show-off box” that is the perfect size for file folders. Make sure to fill in the tabs (of the green folders) with the contents of that section, for example, O&R, Discover-7469, Insurance and so on. Then, insert a manila folder into each section as well, for easy removal. When a folder fills up, or after a long passage of time, remove them from the file cabinet and either discard older ones, or store them elsewhere. Make sure to file the bills, too, as soon as they are taken care of. Keeping this bin handy makes filing easy, quick, convenient and serves as an organized paper system. HOW CAN I REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PAPERS IN THE HOUSE AND ELIMINATE THOSE THAT ARE UNNECESSARY? 1. BILLS: Take bills out of the envelope and discard the envelopes. Put the unfolded bill and the return envelope on a separate pile. 2. INVITATIONS: Fill in the information (name, hall) in your calendar right away so the invitation can be discarded. 3. PHONE NUMBERS: Instead of clipping ads that contain information you want to refer to, record the information in a small phonebook/notebook, to eliminate
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By Ann Zeilingold
Real Estate Rising Interest Rates ALL THAT WE HEAR IN THE NEWS lately regarding interest rates is that they are going up! What interest rates are they talking about? Usually the interests rate being discussed are the federal funds rate. Wikipedia’s definition is: “In the United States, the federal funds rate is the interest rate at which depository institutions (banks and credit unions) lend reserve balances to other depository institutions overnight, on an uncollateralized basis. Reserve balances are amounts held at the Federal Reserve to maintain depository institutions’ reserve requirements. Institutions with surplus balances in their accounts lend those balances to institutions in need of larger balances. The federal funds rate is an important benchmark in financial markets.” This is not the mortgage interest rate. So, although this rate is not the mortgage rate, and therefore if it gets raised, it doesn’t mean that mortgage rates are going up, effective immediately, whatever happens in the economy eventually will trickle down in some way to affect the mortgage interest rates. Historically, the raising of this rate has, in many occasions, caused mortgage interest rates to actually go down. Despite this, the predictions across the board, from all economic sectors is that mortgage interest rates will gradually rise in the coming months and years. So what will the rising of mortgage interest rates mean to a family looking to purchase a home in the coming months? It all begins with the qualification for a mortgage loan. One is not qualified to purchase a home at a specific purchase price. One is qualified for a mortgage payment. There are four parts to a mortgage payment. There is principal, interest, taxes and insurance (PITI). The amount borrowed and the interest rate determines the principal and interest. The taxes and insurance will fluctuate depending on a specific home. If a person is qualified for a $3,200.00 monthly payment, and if the taxes are $1,000.00 a month and insurance is $100.00, the monthly payment, principal and interest, can be a maximum of $2,100.00. If the
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With the surety of rising interest rates, it may make more sense to purchase now rather than to try to save more for later.
interest rate was 4% the loan amount that this person can be qualified for is $440,000.00. If rates go up to 4.5%, this same person can only qualify for a mortgage loan of $414,000.00. A difference of $26,000.00! Now let’s add a little more confusion. If the home that is found has taxes of $1,250.00 per month ($15,000.00 a year) with the lower interest rate, the loan amount would be reduced by $52,000.00, a loan only of $388,000.00 and with the higher interest rate, a reduction of $49,000.00 for a $365,000.00 Loan amount. All these monthly payments equaled $3,200.00. Now that we can
clearly see the effect of higher interest rates, does this mean that if one is shopping for a home, they should make a quick decision now? That I cannot tell you. I can tell you is that if one is thinking about purchasing a home, they should get qualified now to see what their options are. With the surety of rising interest rates, it may make more sense to purchase now rather than to try to save more for later, because it may not be possible to out-save the pace of home values going up coupled with higher interest rates. I also would strongly advise anyone who was pre-qualified for a mortgage loan and has not yet bought a home, to review the pre-qualification to make sure that the estimated figures, purchase price and interest rates are on target. It is not pretty to fall in love with a home just to find out that one cannot close because of market changes.
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Classifieds FOR SALE 2010 TOYOTA VENZA 120k highway miles. Drives like new. Power everything and Fully loaded $11,500 OBO 917-681-0003 2010 TOYOTA SIENNA LE 90,000k automatic side doors $9,000 obo Call 5164390969 WHITE IKEA 2 ft wide 2 ft deep 8 ft high 4 shelves brand new unassembled. bought for $200 asking for $100. 347785-7688 DINETTE SET Beautiful white glass top 60” table with 6 chairs. Also selling bedroom armoire. Please call 845-262-8227. SHOWCASE WITH MIRROR and light (70x20 inches height 38 inches) almost new to sell call 845-352-5638 ACCENTUATIONS BY DESIGN COUCH 6 months old, excellent condition. Pictures available $1000 OBO. Text 917-5381402. LARGE 3 SECTION BREAKFRONT 9’ table, 8 chairs. Dark brown. $3000 or best offer. 598-4438 MASTER BEDROOM FURNITURE in perfect condition call 352-4875 30” FLEISHIG OVEN & 24” milchig oven perfect condition please call 845578-1806 2 YEARS OLD APPLIANCES in excellent condition : 30 inch self clean oven , refrigerator and dishwasher. For sale. call or text 8453525030
EXPENSIVE KALLAH JEWELRY for sale hardly used . Bracelet , Earrings ,Watch , please call & leave message .845-7466012 ALMOST NEW MGILAH for sale. value $1500 asking $800. please call or text 845 538 1662 BRAND NEW Ivanka Trump 8” heel size 6. very good price! call 845263-2590 NEW 100% WOOL black suit size 40 short and size 42 short $100 each. New Mens Diamondback mountain bike $250 5984438 FRAMED PAINTING FOR SALE The famous 3 generation Bobov’e Rebbes zt”l brand new still wrapped $150. 845 538 0303 CHOLOV YISROEL MATERNA Stage 2 available at discounted price. Free delivery for minimum purchase. 845-370-5060 ATLANTA MOCCASINS Adorable new in box luggage color atlanta moccasins size 26, $40 call or text 347 713 2864 UPPABABY STROLLER ADAPTER for Graco carseats. $35. 914391-8982. UPPABABY BASSINET Brand new in box $150. 914391-8982. 2 EURO BOYS SHIRTS short sleeve, brand new, shabbos, size 3 & 5 for sale. 362-3149
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// for sale // for rent // dresses & gowns FLAT CROCS Brand new Black Sienna Shiny for $30 Size 6 & 7 (regular price $40) 845-5383254
5 BEDROOM CONDO on Wiener Drive 3.1/2 bath rm, Porch,C/A, Pesach Kitchen Sec 8 Aprvd .845.425.8000
BUGABOO CAMELEON purchased in 2013. Navy with a bit of red trimming. For sale 425-1937
BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE HOUSE with 4 bedrooms, playroom, 2 Bath, laundry, For rent on a beautiful large fenced backyard chestnut ridge Please call 845 422 0185
BRAND NEW TREADMILL still in box, For $250, 8452386691 KEYBOARD and speaker stands for sale $20 each. 200-0013 HUGGIES PAMPERS Size 1, case of 240 for $36. Please call (after 4:00 P.M.) 845-659-0047 UPPABABY CRUZ Brand new in box for $420! Call/text 845-554-5778
FOR RENT HOUSE FOR RENT Brand new 5 bdrm 2.5 bath + playroom, large kitchen, granite counters, pesach kitchen and large dining room + living room, laundry rm, large backyard, approx 2700 sq ft, Nancy lane, spring valley. Call 716-371-8309 or email email@example.com AIRMONT AREA for rent a big 3 bedroom, freshly painted, big porch, on a quiet street, huge lawn. please call 845 612 1027 NEWLY RENOVATED HOME 3,bedrm; 2 full bath; spacious living/dining; high ceilings; modern kitchen/appliances; skylight; fireplace; hardwood-flooring; large deck; bckyd 845 377-3687 firstname.lastname@example.org
PESACH RENTAL - FLORIDA Miami bch, beaut, clean condo for rent w/lg porch, prkg, nr shuls. 718-812-2656 TOP OF HI RANCH 3 bedrooms + 1.5 baths plus laundry room. Blueberry Hill area. Available July/ August. 845 826 0700 GREAT LOCATION! Newly renovated 3 room apartment located on Gwen Lane available now. Private entrance. Great price! Call for details… (845) 352-7118 HOTEL STYLE RENTAL Brand new two bedroom, beautifully furnished apartment on Herrick Ave. to rent for day/week/month. All amenities included. 845.425.2169 APARTMENT FOR RENT Brand new 2 bdrm 1 bath, kitchen and dining room, large backyard, approx 1300 sq ft, Nancy lane, spring valley Call 716-371-8309 or email email@example.com CALVERT DRIVE Brand new, luxurious apartment, 9 ft. ceiling, 4 bdrm, 2 full baths/laundry. Patio or porch/large backyard. Ground level + beautiful spacious basement with 9 ft. ceiling. Call 352.4925 2 BEDROOM full bath apartment for rent Airmont call 347-546-2665
s 3 ROOM FURNISHED apartment for rent on Jill Lane. Kitchen dining/living room bedroom washer dryer. Please call 845-826-4928. $99 GETAWAY Weekend Special;1 bedroom suite on Blauvelt available day/week/weekend near shul and grocery all amenities included call 845-5383993 BRAND NEW 2 BEDROOM apt. On Herrick Ave. Please call 845-222-6244 3 ROOM APARTMENT available immediately in the Blueberry Hill area. Reasonable rent 845 3235544 HORTON BATES AREA beautiful 1 bedroom fully furnished apartment available for rent available immediately call or text 917387-6030 FURNISHED APARTMENT Kitchen, dining room, bedroom, fully furnished. Please call: 845-578-5750 1 BEDROOM APT. Almost brand new, walk-in, central AC, quiet & private, Chestnut Ridge. 1200 845444-8744 2 HUGE BDRM APT Brand new, State/Art Kitchen, Dinette, Stainless Appliances; Quartz Countertops, Living/
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SHUL FOR RENT Quiet area. Approx. 450 sq ft. Good for kollel or small yeshiva. Huge, beautiful and private grounds. 201-9219942
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SISTER OF BRIDE Beautiful gown size 6-8 [pink/gray], for sale Great price! 845 352 2710
3 AND 5 BEDROOM APARTMENTS for rent in the prime monsey area.lots of closet space, big and spacious.please call 845263-6830 TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT for rent on Gibbs Ct available after Pesach. 845.425.1417 BRAND NEW 2 bdrm, 2 bathroom, walk in private entrance, Blueberry Hill area. 845 826 0700 FURNISHED APT 1 bdrm, kitchen/ dinette, washer/dryer, microwave, mint condition. (845) 3523304 LOOKING TO GO AWAY for Shabbos? Katz Family Getaway in Kingston, NY is the place. call 845-334-9044 for more info or email leah@ iloveganisrael.com DECATUR AVE. OFFICE 2 beautiful rooms, bright high ceiling for rent optional for one business includes
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SPACIOUS 6 ROOM for offices with storage,loading garage good for amazon business. Please call 845 200-6246
DRESSES/GOWNS TWO TEENAGE GOWNS sister of the bride, for rent. Used once. Excellent price. Please call (845) 352-6096 CHILDRENS NAVY GOWN Size 5 $75.00. 845 694 2768. Can email or text picture. SOPHISTICATED GOWN Size 10. Worn once. Pls call 845 6597755 WHITE DRESSY SHABBOS TOP size 0. Original price $70 asking for $25. 845-538-3254 STUNNING MAUVE CHIFFON sister of bride gown for rent. Size 8-10. 362-3149 MOTHER/SISTER OF BRIDE two piece gown! Size 12/14, light color, extremely
BEAUTIFUL TEEN DRESS for sale or rent size 4-6 Med blue please call 845-642-0910 ADORABLE CHILDRENS GOWNS for rent or sale pink sizes 2 to 12 .8456081906 SISTER OF THE BRIDE DRESS (older teen or young lady). Mauve and Silver embroidered lace - $350. Silver and Blue floral silk $250. 845-517-0267 SISTER OF BRIDE ladies size 12 pink dress. Slenderizing . 8456081906 KLEINFELD BRIDAL GOWN for sale. Worn once. Size 2-4. Call 845-499-8767 BOYS 3 PIECE SUITS Four black boys three piece suits with velvet for rent. Sizes 4,5,6,7. Worn once. Please call: (845) 352-6096 TERI JON GOWN Size 4-6 Black and Silver, for sale Great condition. Call 347-563-3508
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// dresses & gowns // help wanted // pl SUMMER STAFF NEEDED Looking for motivated, fun-loving, responsible girls to work in Chesed 24/7’s 6-week summer sleep-a-way program in the Catskills for high-functioning young women with developmental disabilities. Must be over 18, energetic and creative. Wonderful environment. Great pay. For info, contact Reizy Pinkasovits 845-5219831
MONTREAL SIMCHA? LARGE FURNISHED APARTMENTS BY THE DAY/WEEK/MONTH. Spacious / furnished / center of Outremont / 3-4 bedrooms / up to 10 beds / kosher kitchen / amenities. Reservations: 718.737.4980 EXQUISITE SIZE 4 Cream color beautiful gown for sale. Great condition. Worn once. Call 347-5633508 GOWNS WITH GLAMOUR Wedding Gowns SZ 2 - Teen MONSEY: Rachy Silber 845445-5458 BORO PARK: M. Halpert 347-385-2638 BURGUNDY MATERNITY DRESSES for sale/rent. Size xs. Can easily be altered to fit regular sizing. please call: 845 263 5573 SILVER AND WHITE GOWN Custom made for sale. Size 8-10. Please call or text 845269-8649 WHITE AND LIGHT GREEN dress for sale. Size 2-4. Please call or text 845-269-8649
HELP WANTED PART-TIME PROGRAM ASSISTANT Assist program supervisor in all women’s office with paperwork, attend meetings, update lists of program staff with schedules, availability and attendance. Flexible daytime hours. Contact Esty Feder at 845-354-3233 x1121
or email resume to efeder@ chesed247.org CUSTOMER SERVICE HELP Looking to hire a pleasant individual to join our eCommerce customer service team. Candidate must pay attention to detail, and have tactful verbal and written language skills. responsibilities include, answer emails and phone calls in a timely manner. Converting bad feedback and bad reviews to positive. Prior experience a plus. Hours: Mon- Thu 10-5, Fri 9-chatzos. Great pay for the right individual. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org HELP WANTED Monsey optometry office seeks individual to do medical billing, office reception, optical sales. Computer knowledge a must. Will train. Hours:12-5:30 Monday, tuesday, wednesdayand thursday. PLease email resume to:email@example.com. 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
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opportunity for the right individual. Individual must pay strong attention to detail and complete proficiency in Excel. Please email resume firstname.lastname@example.org MEDICAL SUPPLY STORE seeking woman for customer service, full time, growth opportunities. Basic computer knowledge necessary. Email resume: jobopportunities120@gmail. com Fax: 845-425-5550. FIREMALL a heimish online business in Monsey, is now hiring. Entry level and advanced positions available. Great working environment! Send resume to avigail@firemallonline. com LOOKING TO HIRE ambitious energetic female or male for temporary sales project. Flexible hours. call 845-352-2314. MEDICAL CREDENTIALING Looking for a part/full time employee, must be detail oriented, phone skills - excel email officein10952@gmail. com SALES HELP WANTED Ladies clothing store, between Purim and Pesach. Good pay, please call 845.274.8879
JOIN OUR STAFF IN CHESED 24/7’S EXCITING WOMEN’S DAY HAB PROGRAM Working with developmentally disabled individuals. The ideal candidate must be responsible, compassionate and reliable. F/T Mon.-Thurs. 9-3:45, Friday 9-1. Wonderful environment. Good Pay. Call: 845-354-3233 x 1121 or email@example.com DRIVER NEEDED: Male DRIVER needed to deliver meals daily to NY hospitals Monsey to Manhattan. 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Sunday-Thursday Friday 12:00 – 3:00 Please contact E. Feder at 845-354-3233 ext 1121 for more information PART-TIME JOB COACH MEN’S DAY HAB Rewarding opportunity for energetic male to work with developmentally disabled young adults by providing support, supervision & encouragement on the job site. Valid driver’s license required. Hours 12:304:00pm. Contact Esty Feder at 845-354-3233 x1121 or email resume to efeder@ chesed247.org FEMALE AIDES NEEDED for special needs classroom. .Full time position firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 845-352-3375
laygroups // babysitting // services SPECIAL NEEDS JOB Girl 18+ required for special needs girl after school or Sunday. Experience +.Email: email@example.com FEMALE TUTOR available most evenings. 862 505 9546 KRIAH TUTOR available to tutor your child in Kria, remedial work, call Yoel Backman at: 845-3048586 TUTORING SERVICES Stop wasting money-hire a professional! MS Ed, Lic/ Cert 30+ yrs exp. All Hebrew/ English Subjects gr 1-12, BOYS/GIRLS.845-558-1682 EXPERIENCED TUTOR available for any Limudeu Kodesh. 845-401-4521 MATH TUTORING ALL Grades/Levels, Regents/ SAT/ACT//TASC Common Core, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pecalculus, Calculus, Physics. call: 845445-8003
PLAYGROUPS PLAYGROUP 2017 For 18-24 month old. Center of Monsey, spacious facility, lunch included. Many years experience. Extended hours available. Tamara 845.425.1456.
AMAZING PROGRAM Warm lunches, small group, great references. On Bluefield call Layah 845-426-0212 CRAFT CAMP Where exciting, creative and wacky fun come together through art! Girls, ages 9-12, call Mindy Sherman 845 608 3054, email Mindysherman04@gmail. com SLOT AVAILABLE in small babysitting group. Carlton/College area. 845-641-0785. References Available. PRESCHOOL SUNDAY CLUB Give your girls Sundays to remember! Drop-ins welcome. Ages 3-5, 10:303:00. call C. Hechel 371-2670
BABYSITTING SIMCHA IN MONSEY? Want to leave your baby in warm caring atmosphere. Call to book. 845-352-0619 BABYSITTER-AIRMONT Experienced heimisha babysitter. Only small group has few slots available. lots of TLC please call 845-369-1101 DROP-IN BABYSITTING All hours! Near Evergreen. Sunday through Thursday. Call 862 505 9546
Job AvAilAble Senior Bookkeeper - Immediate Opening Payroll, A/P, monthly closeouts. 2-3 yrs bookkeeping experience or accounting degree. Excellent Excel skills required, Fund EZ a plus . FT/PT, salary based on experience. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-354-3233 x1120 WARM BABYSITTER All day long Great reference (347)452-8656 CARING BABYSITTER Warm, loving, Jasinski off Union Rd. area. Small group. Drop ins welcome. Call Chavy- 631-532-7378 DROP-IN BABYSITTER Daytime or evening. Calvert Drive. Please call 352-6117
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I canâ€™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 MONSEY FIDDLER And guitar for all kind of events call for refrence 845274-7314 ONE MAN BAND well priced call for refrence ari porges 347-675-4794 ONE MAN BAND & Keyboard programmer. For all your occasions! Yisroel M. Turner 845-274-7002 SELL YOUR SILVER/GOLD We buy your silver/gold items and diamond jewelry for top price. House calls upon request. 347-496-5660
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// services LEAVE YOUR RESUME up to the pros. Prices starting at $100! Email email@example.com ADDRESSING/LABELING Making Chasunah/Bar Mitzvah we will take care of your invitation from A to Z Call (845)445-9984 Email invitationsservices@gmail. com
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 LADY DRIVER available for local and long distance trips. You can book in advance - Call Esti (845) 422-6246
CABINET & FURNITURE SERVICE we replace most types of HINGES & Draw Slides, Glue CABINET doors, etc. 845678-3298
RIDE TO BORO PARK Sundays. Leaving Monsey 5:30 PM. Leaving Boro Park 9:30 PM. Please call 845 263 2301. CAR RIDE car ride daily to and from JFK and laguardia airports. please call 845- 641- 4332
HANDYMAN Specializing in the small jobs no one else wants to do. 35+ years experience.845-425-4606 UNIQUE LIGHTING for every event we also do rentals for parties & bar/bat mitzvas call 1 845 517 9452
QUICKBOOKS SPECIALIST Need help with your QuickBooks? Call Shucht Bookkeeping Services 845-243-7961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reasonable rates - hourly, weekly or monthly. GRAPHOLOGY ANALYSIS No one can change you from being the person that you are. get to know yourself better! Experienced analyst. (845) 2745266 DEBT COLLECTORS sending letters or calling you? Contact Attorney Efraim at email@example.com or (845) 300-1843. WANT TO STAND OUT? Our expertise ensures that your resume reflects YOU at your best and gets you noticed fast! Call 855.224.2160 or email Rachel@TheBusinessEngine. com SHEIMOS PICK UP all year round shuls schools homes 845-461-3084 ADDRESSING ENVELOPES Amazing prices, call for quote. Jobs can be done immediately. Call 845-445-7422 or e-mail printingaddresses@gmail. com GLUTEN FREE Oat Matzos: Thinner, better tasting, large.(845) 204-8889
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MAKE A STATEMENT at your next simcha! Chocolate covered peanut chew guitar at $45 please call 845-352-9022 YOUR SEARCH IS OVER BE AMAZED BY OUR EXCLUSIVE TOP QUALITY ONE OF A KIND C.Z. JEWELRY 845 352 2051 JEWELRY GARDEN I MAKE IT - YOU BAKE IT, Rivkyâ€™s Famous Challah Dough, Custom made to your taste, diet and schedule. Call 369-3755 SUNRISE BALLOONS Helium balloons for all occasions! Engagement, Baby, Get Well, Birthday, etc. Sunrise area. Delivery available. 659-5515 AHEAD COLLECTION Turbans Bandanas Chenillesconvenient night hours, Ellish Area please call (845) 587-6709 BUY TIGHTS/SOCKS Most Popular Brands/ Great Prices/Free Delivery also support hosiery Medi, Sigvaris, Venotrain, etc 845290-0650 ATTENTION WOMEN! The Breathe Easy CD is now available! By: Estee Salczer CD(DONA). TRANSFORMING the birth experience of the Jewish woman, through guided meditation and relaxation. Being sold now in: Maple Pharmacy Greenbaums Pharmacy Ratio Health Mom2b Shifra and Puah (845)425-1987 Ezras Cholim Monroe (Dr. Banks) For wholesale inquiries: Doulawithu@gmail.com (917)280-3707 FASHION JEWELRY at your doorstep! We come to your house with our beautiful display of jewelry 845-425-4729
PRE PESSACH SALE on Clary’s Wigs & Falls Get $ 275 off . Offer valid thru April 3rd. Call Itty : 845 425 4144 (nys licensed over 20 years experience ) KANGEN WATER Alkaline - AntiOxidant Super Hydrating Call for FREE one month supply! 917-681-0003 FINEST HANDMADE CHOCOLATES Personalized Chocolate Bars for all occasions. Chocolate Boxes & Platters 845-746-1253 BABY SWEATER SETS Lkovod pesach magnificent sweater sets w matching bonnets wholesale. call 3528456 COTTON CANDY Popcorn and Snow Cone machines for your party’s. call now 347-729-4104 we sell supplies to.
ages 10-adult, beginners to professional. Call (845) 459-9935 MUSIC LESSONS Give your daughter the gift of music at a very reasonable price! References available. Call Yitty @ 845-426-7561 after 4:30 pm DOULA/CHILDBIRTH CLASS Inquire about the discount offer for the doula and classes combo package! “Breathe Easy” with Estee Salczer Doulawithu@gmail.com 917 280-3707 DANCE WITH CHAYKEE Simcha, Israeli, International. Have fun while getting in shape. New classes forming now for women and single girls. call 845-667-0737. BASHIE’S SALON Group or private courses Salon services: hair. wigs. Makeup 538.7603/436.4632
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY with Dassy Photography. Any occasion. Limited space available! Professional editing and enhancing! Free digital album! Call 845-5179920
BEGINNERS SEWING CLASS Give your daughter the opportunity to master the art of sewing! Small groups for individualized attention. 845-641-9443
PERFECT GIFT Give the gift that will last a lifetime. Capturing precious newborns in their first few weeks. BundlesofJoyStudios. com (845)499-1523
PT AND YOGA INSTRUCTOR Yana Kofman - will Be”h give a course May 5 from 9-2 on the topic “encouraging desired behavior with a challenging child”. Call: (845)263-4669
PHOTOGRAPHY Let us capture the precious moments at your wedding, bar mitzvah, bris, or vort. Visit www. britelitephotography.com or call 845-459-3443 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
GUITAR LESSONS Learn to play from a Guitar teacher with 30+yrs exp!!Beginners/ advanced levels, Sun//after school hours. Boys/girls/ women.558-1682 GRAPHICS COURSES Courses for after Pesach filling up quickly. 9 years of experience in teaching indesign, illustrator and
Photoshop. Call and leave a message. 718.708.1299 GUITAR LESSONS Experience learning guitar in a manner unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Quickly, enjoyably, and easily by Heimishe, Female, Professional Guitarist. 845608-5108 GUITAR LESSONS Experienced frum female instructor will teach you how to play in ten lessons. Years of enjoyment guaranteed! 347-455-5320 LASER TEETH WHITENING Get your teeth whitened professionally with lasting results. Male and Female Techs available. Call for specials 845-826-4928 HAIR DESIGN Beautify your hair with style! Cut, blow, style. Great rates. Call Roizy now. 845-3520619. BLUEFIELD HAIRSTYLING Stunning styling and great cuts. Fantastic prices! 845517-5443 HAIRCUTS AND HAIRSTYLES professionally done. Saddle river area for app. Call 845356-5038
CHANIE’S HAIR SALON Glen Hill and Augusta area Wash & set: $30, Haircut: $15 Call 845-538-3254 CLAHIR ELECTROLYSIS 50% off new clients Advanced machine, less painful, better results, Ruchy Weiss 845499-5052 NS ELECTROLYSIS Join hundreds of satisfied clients! Now in Monsey w/ 13 yrs exp. Half off 1st visit w/ ad. Nechama 356-1536 PROFESSIONAL HAIRCUTS AND HAIRSTYLES in the Hatzlacha Grocery area. Years of experience. Can customize styles to suit the face. Call for appt 845-8251789. CERTIFIED MAKEUP ARTIST by Esther For any occasion Discount offered for referrals! Will do House calls 845-6422370 THROAT CULTURES Call 641-1627 or 845-356-3851 TREAT YOURSELF to a memorable Birthing Experience in a pleasant calm comforting Atmosphere with Itty Bar Horin CD(Dona) 845 425 4144
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Classifieds DOULA Chana Bracha Abramson CD (DONA) call or text 845-2135525 Discount with mention of ad
June & July due dates register now. Call; Mrs. Surie Gruber 362-1439
CERTIFIED REFLEXOLOGIST In your home or mine. Great healing benefits for immune, digestion, insomnia, hormonal, anxiety and more. Hendy Baum 347-460-1512 MASSAGE BY RACHEL New in Horton/bates area. for a relaxing and invigorating experience.. call 646 3227224.
ODDS AND ENDS LOOKING TO RENT a bsmnt 600 plus Sq ft. finished or raw , in center of monsey. Could be month to month or per use. 845 248 4901
ISRAEL GPS No fee. English or Hebrew. Must reserve in advance by email at IsraelGPS@gngroup. com
HOMEOPATHY INFO. I am putting together a data base for info. on Homeopathic Practitioners. Anyone with experience or Info. Please call 845 304 8586
CHILDBIRTH CLASS for the Heimishe woman, by experienced instructor. בס"ד
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KOS YESHUOS - BECHER GEMACH Simchah, Shabbaton? Don’t spend on disposable bechers. Use real bechers from our free-loan gemach. Better for your pocket, and halachically. 845-377KOS1(5671) KosYeshuos@ gmail.com ROOF-CARRIERS GEMACH. Fits almost all cars even without racks on roof. Call early to reserve. 845-2745284. Monroe: 845-662-7102. SIDDUR GEMACH Sfard: Friedman 845-6087830 Ashkenaz: Shulman845 352 1756 or 845-826-6718
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GEMACHIM DVDS AND PORTABLE PLAYERS for sick and homebound adults and children.425-2660 mailbox #1.
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LOST earring at Chaya Sura hall in coat room, March 5, by Friedman/Shmeltzer Chasennah. Please call 845354--0946 / 845-263-2590 FOUND postage stamps. 8453524832. black women’s coat in Evergreen after Chesed 24/7’s Supermarket Sweep. Contact Esty Goldstein egoldstein@ chesed247.org 845.354.3233 ext 1139. diamond ring and chuppah k. ring in ateres chaya sura. call 845 596 0160 Mauve Dress. New little girl pink dress in shopping bag. If lost call: (845) 426-2434. Electric cigarette in my car after giving a ride for someone call 845-641-4332 brand new boys costume in Toys4U bag in America Latina Taxi- with receipt inside. Gave it back to Toys4U, so if this is your bag contact them. FREE GIVEAWAYS Tile giveaway, 2 boxes 4”x4” beige tiles. Call 845 425 4528 treadmill 354.7515 hp mfc color printer & fax. 8453524832
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