Dear Parents עמו"ש, פרשת וישב
The spirit of Chanukah is crackling thru the air at Torah Temimah as the 4:11 זמן הדלקת נרות
talmidim and staff anticipates the approaching Yom tov. The Chanukah music
heard from our preschool classrooms sets the mood as boxes of exciting prizes INSIDE:
and games are being delivered daily to the building as we prepare for the
upcoming Chanukah חגיגות. The regular limudim and classes take on a special Chanukah
energy as everyone is in a buoyant mood. Schedule
We were once again encouraged by the enthusiastic participation of our parents in 3rd Grade
the general studies PTA this week. Thank you to the teachers and principals who התחלת משניות
made tremendous effort to prepare the rooms and hallways with informative and Pre School
decorative displays. Chanukah Prep!
A special thank you to our building manager Mr. Yehuda Berman for
preparing the building and ensuring that the refreshments were fresh and plentiful
to enhance the evening.
Have a גוט שבתand !א פרייליכן חנוכה
Lessons From the Parsha…
By: HaRav Avi Pearl
One day, during the 4:30 dismissal, a boy from the first grade approached me with a question. “Rabbi Pearl, why do you
always stand at the front of the line and wish each boy a good night?” I was too busy at that moment to give him a full answer,
but I would like to explain it to you now.
' הtold "ואברכך מברכך" – אברהם אבינו, and I will בענטשanyone that gives you a ברכה. We see from the גמראin .חולין מט
that this applies to all of כלל ישראלas well. If someone gives a ברכהto any yid, ' הwill בענטשhim.
Telling a boy in Yeshiva, “Good night” is wishing him that he should have a good night. You are giving another yid a ברכהand
' הwill בענטשyou in return.
יוסף הצדיקwas in jail with the שר המשקיםand the שר האופים. One morning he noticed that they did not look well and
asked them, “What’s wrong? Can I help you?”
Look what happened from this question. Let us examine what occurred when יוסףtook notice of someone that did not
look well. יוסףinterpreted their dream and then interpreted the dreams of פרעה. This led him to be released from jail and to
become the assistant to the king.
Boys, we have many opportunities to show concern and cheer up our friends. Let us look around and see whom we can
help and make our friends feel better. In this זכותyou should all be געבענטשט.
I wish you all a “Good Shabbos”.
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Mazel Tov! הר' גאלדשטיין
– תורהEmanuel Katanov
Moshe Hecht on his sister’s chasunah – מדותYisroel Meir Rolnick
Dovi, Naftali and Yekusiel Stern on their
sister’s engagement Shmeul Maekitan
Dovi, Naftali and Yekusiel Stern on the
birth of a nephew Yisroel Rafian
בר מצוה בחור לרגל הכנסתו לעול מצוות
שבע-לזכות רפואה שלימה חי' מלכה בת בת
Is it permissible for a woman to wear a rain bonnet outside an eruv if it is raining or snowing? Is it permissible for her to wear a rain
bonnet even if it is not presently raining or snowing, but she is worried that it may start while she is out?
Is it permissible to wear an oversized coat outside an eruv if it is the only coat available, or to protect one’s feet from the rain?
V’Sein Tal u’Matar:
Outside of Eretz Yisroel, V’Sein Tal u’Matar is begun to be said during Maariv on the 4th day of December1. If this was forgotten, the
following action should be taken according to the specific circumstance:
If one remembered before concluding the bracha of “Bareich Aleinu”, V’Sein Tal u’Matar l’Vrocha should be said. The last
portion of the bracha, “Uvareich Shnaseinu”, must be said together with the conclusion of the bracha. Therefore, if one realized
the error in middle of “Uvareich Shnaseinu”, one should insert V’Sein Tal u’Matar and continue with the entire segment of
“Uvareich Shnaseinu” before concluding the bracha.
If the entire bracha of Baruch Aleinu has been concluded, V’Sein Tal u’Matar l’Vrocha should be said in the bracha of “Shma
Koleinu” before “Ki Ata Shomea”.
If the mispallel has already concluded the bracha of “Shma Koleinu” but the word “Retzeh” of the next bracha has not yet been
said, “V’Sein Tal u’Matar l’Vrocha” should be said. If “Retzeh” was already said, he/she must go back to the bracha of “Bareich
Aleinu” and continue in order from there.
If the “Yihyu l’Ratzon” prior to “Oseh Shalom” was already said, Shmona Esreh must be repeated.
After the conclusion of davening, if one is unsure whether V’Sein Tal u’Matar was said, if it is within thirty days or ninety recitals
of Shmona Esreh, the Shmona Esreh must be repeated.
The brachos on lightning, thunder and a rainbow:
The bracha on lightning, “Oseh Maaseh Breishis”, and thunder, “Shekocho u’Gvuraso Maleh Olam”, should be said immediately
(toch kiday dibur) upon seeing lightning and hearing thunder.
If one saw lightning and heard thunder simultaneously, the bracha “Oseh Maaseh Breishis” should be recited on both.
If the sky cleared and newly formed clouds once again caused lightning / thunder, or if the original storm continued into the next
day, the bracha should be repeated.
If a rainbow shaped as full half circle is sighted, the bracha of “Zocher HaBris“ is recited. One should not gaze at a rainbow, nor
should one notify others about the presence of the rainbow. Similarly, one should not gaze at the moon.
YESHIVA – CHANUKAH SCHEDULE
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY שבת
Dec. 2 34 5 6 7
ערב חנוכה חנוכה חנוכה חנוכה חנוכה
REGULAR NO YESHIVA שבת
YESHIVA REGULAR YESHIVA REGULAR YESHIVA SCHEDULE REGULAR YESHIVA PRIVATE BUS SERVICE FOR ALL GRADES חנוכה
SCHEDULE SCHEDULE WITH WITH PRIVATE BUS SERVICE FOR SCHEDULE WITH PRIVATE FOR NUR., KIND. & P1A פ' מקץ
PRIVATE BUS SERVICE BUS SERVICE FOR NUR., GRADES 1-4 – 4:30 PM
FOR NUR., KIND. & P1A NUR., KIND. & P1A CONSOLIDATED BUSES
KIND. & P1A
GRADES 1-8 – 4:30 PM GRADES 1-8 – 4:30 PM ACCORDING TO
CONSOLIDATED BUSES CONSOLIDATED BUSES GRADES 1-8 – 4:30 PM FRIDAY SCHEDULE
WITH CONSOLIDATED BUS
ACCORDING TO ACCORDING TO GRADES 5-8
FRIDAY SCHEDULE FRIDAY SCHEDULE ACCORDING TO CHAGIGA
DISMISSAL AT 2:30
NO BUS SERVICE
9 10 11
חנוכה חנוכה REGULAR
NO YESHIVA NO YESHIVA
שחרית Our “level-headed” Shacharis
מנין regulars received this leveler and
screwdriver set for their excellent
CLASSROOM GRADE 3 – RABBI SILVER
The talmidim brought in many answers to the בית
יוסף'ס קשיאand nice mazes and fun pages for our
Chanukah booklet. We had a nice ice cream party
in the honor of starting to learn משניות. The big
event will be some time in !שבט
GRADE 6 – RABBI BENJAMIN
We had a beautiful פליישיגע סעודהin honor of our great
accomplishments in גמרא. Thank you to Dr. and Mrs.
Setareh for sponsoring it. We are also eagerly awaiting
our Chinese Auction to be held אי"הon Chanukah.
GRADE 4 – MRS. LERNER GRADE 2 – RABBI GOLDSTEIN
It was so nice to meet the parents and work together to make sure In preparation for Chanukah, many answers to the
every child succeeds. Being grateful and showing appreciation is a famous קשיאof the בית יוסף, were brought in by the
great thing to do. Here are some writings from our students. talmidim. The answers will be printed in our class
Chanukah booklet. Our class acted out an amazing
skit abut חנה ושבעה בניהwhich will be shown at the
Yeshiva’s annual Chanukah Chagiga.
GRATEFUL TO MY PARENTS GRATEFUL TO MY YESHIVA GRADE 6 – RABBI PEARL
MORDECHAI SAMUEL AVI GOLDSCHMIDT
The class completed our גמרא חזרהfor
Our parents do so much for us, we should Many years ago it was not so easy to the 4th time. Congratulations to our new
show them appreciation. I am and find a good yeshiva. Today we are
very lucky to be part of Yeshiva – שר העמודKovi Fogel. The סיוםwas
everything I will be, I owe to my parents. Torah Temimah. You give us an sponsored by the Hartman Family
Thank you for giving me all that I need. You excellent education. We learn Torah
give me good food and clothing. You put a and how to behave like a good Jew. לע"נ נפתלי בן אלחנן ע"ה.
roof over my head. Thank you for helping We learn lots of Math, History,
Spelling and many more subjects. GRADE 3 –
me grow up in the right way. Thanks for The intelligence I get from Yeshiva MISS
helping me and caring for me when I get will always stay with me. The gym is
hurt or sick. Thank you for being there for a great place for exercise. I really PINKOVICS
me when I need you and even when I don’t appreciate the gigantic play deck.
need you. Thank you for sending me to Thank you Torah Temimah for Congratulations
sports and other treats. Thanks for buying teaching me whatever I need to to our class
me a warm coat. I love you so much! If I know in life. Thank you to my president for
expressed myself fully I would fill 100 pages parents for sending me to the this week
or more. I will always remember all you greatest Yeshiva on earth! Gavriel Suval!
have done for me. I hope to give you much
nachas and I will always be there for you.
Thank you for being the very best parents
in the world!
GRADE 5 – RABBI MILSEIN – CLASSROOM
GRADE 1 – RABBI
The two 5th grades were treated to a FEFERKORN
trip of bowling as we completed the Our class is preparing
first בלאטin !אלו מציאות for a Chanukah skit to
be acted out next
GRADE 4 – RABBI STEINWURZEL
Mazel Tov! We finished ' מסכת יומא פרק בand
began 'פרק ג.
GRADE 8 – RABBI DANZIGER GRADE 8 – RABBI STERNHEIM
We again completed our 4 weeks of learning 6 times Unbeleivable! The bochurim collectively did חזרהon more than 85
each שטיקל גמרא. The following boys were treated בלאטwhich was celebrated by a סיוםon Wednesday afternoon! דברי
with a special Pizza lunch. DOVID GONTER, MAYER תורהand delicious food was enjoyed by all. The boys now start again
GREENBERG, ARI MOSKOWITZ, AVRUMI YARMISH,
ELI HERCZL, SHRAGI SCHLANGER AND DOVI WEISS. learning and shteiging towards the next !סיום
GRADE 6 & 7 – RABBI STEINBERG GRADE 7 – RABBI KAUFMAN
At PTA we not only discussed the boys’ progress in the 6th !סיימנו ברוב שמחה פרק ראשון של מס' מכות
and 7th grade History Class, but also took the opportunity to
GRADE 3 – RABBI LIEMAN
speak of their excellence at שחרית מנין. It was very
heartwarming to meet such ערליכעfathers and the נשים We celebrated our סיוםon פרשת מקץ. We are preparing for a
צדקניותwhose sole חיותand שמחהis the hatzlacha of their cumulative חומשtest for חודש כסלו. Our מדת החודשis – אמתtruth
children. May they be געבענטשטwith only !אידישע נחת
and honesty. We are working on an אמתcontest – avoiding
exaggeration. We learned the first משנהin משניות מסכת ברכות.
PRE SCHOOL PRECIOUS MOMENTS
OUR EXCITING CHANUKAH
OUR כתנת פסים
ACTING OUT ALL THE
FOR THE LETTER “H”
MR. FLEISCHMANN FROM “H”ATZOLAH
CAME TO SPEAK TO THE PRE 1A!
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY.
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN.
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD!
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.
ELIEZER BREGMAN, MOSHE
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! FARKAS, SHMUEL CHAIM
RAMBOD, DANI STEINBERG,
What did Yaakov Avinu mean when he said, " – "עם לבן גרתיI lived with DOVID STEINBERG, YEHUDA
1) גרתיis from לשוןof – גרa stranger indicating that the ברכותdid GREENBERG, YOSSI KRESS,
not take effect. EPHRAIM ZAFIR, SHIMMY
ROZ, AHRON PROBST, MAYER
2) גרתיis the same letters as תרי"ג. Even when I was living with לבן, I
kept the תרי"ג מצוות OZER GREENBERG,
פ' וישבQuestion: CHAIM YEHUDA GOTTESMAN,
ELI NUSSBAUM, ELI BARUCH,
Why wasn’t ראובןwith his brothers during ?מכירת יוסף MOSHE YECHIEL BINAMINOV,
TZVI NUSSBAUM, YOSEF
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____ BINAMINOV, YEHUDA
BINAMINOV, YOSEF CHAIM
What does it mean to be from the – ?עשרה ראשוניםthe first ten men in a
מנין. They receive equal זכותto all who come after them. GADAYEV, YEHUDA
MAEKITAN, DAVID MEIR
What is ?פורים קטן
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____