Dear Parents עמו"ש, חנוכה- פרשת מקץ
חנוכהhas arrived and with it comes a renewed excitement and commitment
4:10 זמן הדלקת נרות
to the רבש"ע. The primary struggle with the יוניםwas over לימוד התורהand at Torah שבת ראש חודש
Temimah that challenge is accepted with vigor as our talmidim in every grade are
excelling in their learning and עבודת השם. INSIDE:
Of course the יום טובis celebrated with all sorts of special activities and Chanukah Chagigah
treats. Chocolate coins, dreidels, menorah cookies and fresh homemade doughnuts Chanukah Fun in
are just some of the delightful חנוכהtreats distributed here at Torah Temimah. Pre School
Our מנהליםand רבייםhave arranged the most magnificent חנוכה חגיגותand
מסיבותthat are being enjoyed as this B’Kesher is being prepared for publication. We
are sure that you will hear all the exciting details from your children over Shabbos.
Enjoy this special time with your children and extended families and we
look forward to seeing everyone back again refreshed and invigorated for the זמן
!! א גוט חודשand א פרייליכן חנוכה- א גוט'ן שבת
DECEMBER 7-10 / FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY
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YESHIVA RESUMES ON TUESDAY – DECEMBER 11
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Lessons From the Parsha…
By: HaRav Raphael Schellemberg
שבת חנוכהfalls out when we lein פרשת מקץ. The question is why is that? Let us analyze a little bit of
the story of Yosef to understand the connection. When Yosef was in jail, it looked like there was no hope
for him. He would be lost forever. But, really Hashem had already set the stage for יציאת מצרים. From the
darkest point was really the beginning of the light to come. There is a famous vort from Rav Mottel
Pogramansky that the caravan that was taking Yosef to Mizrayim was carrying בשמיםspecifically to show
Yosef that הקב"הstill loves him and things will be good. During the times of the יונים, the Yidden lived for
52 years under the harsh decrees of the יונים. When מתתיהוand his sons started a revolt, we can imagine
the feeling of כלל ישראל. They probably felt like things could only get worse. But, from that darkest time is
where the גאולהbegan. Consequently, we light the מנורהto prove this point. All we need is a little bit of
light to push away a lot of the darkness. We have been in גלותfor 2,000 years amidst much צרותand
hardship. It looks like it can’t get worse. But, בעזהי"תlet us be זוכהto see how this as well is really the
beginning of the גאולה העתידה.
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Is it permissible to move a table or tray on Shabbos if a menorah is resting on it?
A table or tray on which menorah is resting may only be moved on Shabbos under certain conditions.
The table or tray is not specifically designed for a menorah or candles
Either an item of greater value than the menorah or an item that will be used on Shabbos had to have been placed on the table or tray
prior to Shabbos so that it is not considered a “bossis”.
The intention to move the table or tray is only for the purpose of its place (i.e. not for the purpose of preventing the menorah from
Notes pertaining to Neiros Chanuka on Erev Shabbos:
It is preferable to daven Mincha prior to before lighting the menorah if an earlier minyan is available.
It is preferable to light the menorah shortly before being mekabel Shabbos.
It is preferable for the one lighting the menorah as well as other family members to see the neiros Chanukah on leil Shabbos within the
first half hour after nightfall; they should therefore be seen prior to the seuda.
Neiros Chanuka should be lit before neiros Shabbos; at a minimum, at least one ner of the Chanuka neiros should be lit before the neiros
Notes pertaining to neiros Chanuka on Motzai Shabbos:
There are differing minhagim whether neiros Chanuka should be lit on Motzai Shabbos before or after Havdala. The general minhag for anyone
who does not have a specific minhag is to recite Havdala first, followed by lighting neiros Chanuka. It is preferable that the neiros Chanuka be lit as
soon after Shabbos as possible, and certainly within one half hour of the conclusion of Shabbos.
If one is going away on any day of Chanuka or for Shabbos Chanuka, where should neiros Chanuka be lit?
Throughout Chanuka, if one will be eating a meal outside of one’s home, it is preferable to wait until one returns home to light neiros Chanuka. In
this case, one should set an alarm or appoint a shomer to be reminded to light upon his return home.
If one is going away for Shabbos, neiros Chanuka should be lit on Erev Shabbos in the home in which he will be staying. On Motzai Shabbos, if one
will not be home at the proper z’man of hadlakas neiros, he should light where he is. In this case, it is preferable to eat Melave Malka in the house in
which he lit to be yotzai other Poskim.
If one is going away for Shabbos and is sleeping in one house but eating the Seudos Shabbos in another, it is preferable to light neiros Chanuka in
the place where most of Shabbos will be spent (excluding eating and sleeping). One may light in either house as necessary.
General Halachos pertaining to Chanuka:
According to the Mishna Brura, it is preferable to light neiros Chanuka in front of a window rather than the door inside the house so that
the neiros will be seen by passersby outside. However, if there is no window within twenty amos of people outside of ones home, or if the
window is blocked and not visible at all to passersby, the neiros should be lit by the door on the opposite side of the mezuzah.
If one’s home features a glass door that is visible to the street, it is preferable to light there to accomplish both goals of having the neiros
seen from the outside as well as being placed by the door.
It is questionable whether wax candles can be lit directly on a sheet of silver foil and not contained within a vessel; this should therefore
According to minhag, women should refrain from performing melachos (those that are prohibited on Chol HaMoed) during z’man hadlaka
(the first half hour after the neiros are lit).
In a situation where one cannot light neiros Chanukah (e.g. in a hospital or while on a necessary overnight flight), incandescent lights or
flashlights should be lit without a bracha.
THE PRE SCHOOL AND GRADES
1-2 ENJOYED A WONDERFUL
SHOW WITH JUGGLER MOISH!
DANCING WITH HIS CLASS!
RABBI RAPAPORT, MENAHEL AT
RABBI PEARL TELLING A
ישיבה Our “bright”
שחרית Minyon regulars
were treated to
GRADE 2 – MRS. MOSKOWITZ
Amazing Compositions by Mrs. Moskowitz’s 2nd Grade!
My Dreidel Ran Away! My Dreidel Ran Away! Ran Away!
By Don Yitzchok Mikhli By Asher Cohen By Noam Bitton
I had a green dreidel. It On Chanuka my dreidel ran The dreidel ran away to the candles.
didn’t like being green, so away. I got it from Israel. My The dreidel had a funny family. The
on the seventh day of dreidel ran in the kitchen name of the family is the Babby
Chanuka it grew legs and because it has feet. I don’t like Family. The dreidel ran away because
ran away. It went to an artist. when it goes away. I don’t like it did not want to get in trouble. It did
The artist was painting a gold when it gets lost because then not want to get in trouble because it
picture. The dreidel walked on
the picture and became a I don’t have a dreidel. stole something from his family. It
stole something that his whole family
loved. It was a MENORA!
FUN IN P1A!
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY. TALMIDIM WHO RESPONDED TO
OUR PARSHA QUESTIONS:
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN.
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! MOSHE FARKAS, SHMEUL
ראש השנהQuestion: MAEKITAN, SHALOM
SCHON, AHRON PROBST,
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY. EPHRAIM ZAFIR, SHIMMY
ROZ, YOSSI KRESS, CHAIM
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN. YEHUDA GOTTESMAN,
YISRAEL RAFIAN, RAFAEL
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD!
פ' וישבAnswer: RAMBOD, AVICHAI
Why wasn’t ראובןwith his brothers during ?מכירת יוסף RAMBOD, DANI
1) It was his turn to take care of his father STEINBERG, ARYEH
2) He was busy doing תשובה BARUCH, MAYER OZER
In ' פרק מב' פסוק גwhy does the Torah refer to the שבטיםas אחי BARUCH, ELIEZER
יוסףand not ?בני יעקב BREGMAN, YOSEF
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____ YECHIEL BINAMINOV,
What is – ?פורים קטןA year that has 2 אדר'ס.
' יד' אדר אis פורים קטן.
What is ?קדוש לבנה
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