Dear Parents עמו"ש, פרשת יתרו
The frigid weather outdoors this week was counteracted by the incredible רוחthat 4:46 זמן הדלקת נרות
keeps getting better and better! ט"ו בשבטwas marked in true Torah Temimah style with
fruit filled pekelach for the younger grades arranged by Morah Hindy and special snack INSIDE:
treats for the bigger boys. An inspiring דרשהby Harav Eliezer Ginzberg set the tone for the
day as he spoke of the כח התפילהand the importance of making ברכות. Our snow tubing GRADES 6-8 SNOW TUBING
trip for grades 6-8 was a huge success and the special opportunity for inspired תפילהat TRIP
the קברof the Satmar Rebbi זצ"לwill surely last in the hearts and minds of the תלמידים.
Thank you Rabbi Rappaport for arranging every detail. All this plus great learning, HARAV ELIEZER GINSBERG
fantastic trips and memorable times create the unique atmosphere of OUR YESHIVA. שליט"אADDRESSING THE
Good Shabbos! MESIVTA SHABBOS OF
PRE-SCHOOL TRIP TO THE
JEWISH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Lessons From the Parsha…
By: HaRav Chaim Aron Goldstein
'ויאמר יתרו ברוך ה
The ספרים הקדושיםask how we are able to make ברכותsaying ...' – ברוך אתה הusing the term ' – 'אתהYou. Isn’t it
disrespectful to speak this way to Hashem, the King of the world? The ' אור החיים הקanswers that all nations are considered
slaves of Hashem, while we בני ישראל, the chosen nation, are considered – בנים למקוםSons of הקב"ה. Since Hashem is our
father, the term You is appropriate!
My Rebbe שליט"אpointed out a רמזto this: 'ברוך אתה י, its abbreviation is, ' – 'אביmy Father!
The הייליגע חפץ חיים זצ"לin his old age was once visiting a city. As usual, many people gathered at the train station to
welcome and see the צדיק. A chair was prepared for the חפץ חיים, however since there was a large crowd it was impossible to
get the chair over, so two suitcases were laid down to serve as a chair for the צדיק. The people made room around him so he
could get some air. From a respectable distance, people surrounded him and looked at his holy countenance. There was a young
בחורby the name Leibel, who pushed his way through to get a closer glance at the צדיק. Suddenly, the חפץ חייםcalled out to him
in a soft and frail voice, “Bachur, be careful with making ברכות בכוונה, this will rescue you from many bad ”!צרותThese words
had a great impact on him and he was indeed always careful to make ברכותwith great כוונה. This bachur Leibel grew up to be
Rav Arye Leib Bakst Zt”l, the Rosh Yeshiva of Detroit. By the outbreak of World War II he escaped from Poland through
Russia, to Japan and China, eventually settling in the USA. Despite the hardships, Hashem helped him and he survived.
If we bear in mind that by making ברכותwe are considered children of Hashem, we can be sure that in return, Hashem
– our Father will watch over us!!
B”H, the ‘ ברכותAwareness program’ at Yeshiva Torah Temima, is having a tremendous influence on the תלמידיםand
storming through the heavens which will in return bring many !ישועות
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Mazel Tov! הר' גאלדשטיין
– תורהMenachem Lehrer
Rabbi P. Milstein on the
engagement of his son – מדותAri Weiss
Moshe Gerstner on a baby sister הר' זילבער
שבע-לזכות רפואה שלימה חי' מלכה בת בת Mesivta Shabbos of חיזוק
Is it permissible to fix an eruv string that has come down? The heady feelings of אחדותand רוח
Since this is considered creating a mechitza, it is not permissible even if linger after the wonderful Mesivta Shabbos of
no knot is formed. חיזוקthis past Friday Night. The lively קבלת שבת
Is it permissible to sweep outdoors with a broom?
It is not permissible to sweep outdoors. and elevated סעודת שבתwas enhanced by
Is it permissible to drag a heavy picnic table or bench across an זמירותand דברי תורהfrom Rabbeim and
earthen field? talmidim. It was a true נחתto see the close
One may not drag a heavy picnic table or bench across a field or interactions between Rabbeim and talmidim.
anywhere outdoors. This Shabbos was a mere taste of the much
What should one be aware of when drinking or eating fruits or anticipated Shabbos of חיזוקin the Raleigh hotel
vegetables near grass?
One must be careful not to deliberately pour liquid onto grass or throw scheduled for early spring.
seeds onto any earth.
Is it permissible to open a table umbrella?
A table umbrella should preferably not be opened. (Although
many Poskim do permit opening it on Shabbos, according to
some Poskim it may not be opened if it was not opened
a tefach before Shabbos.) If it was not opened before Shabbos, one can
rely on the lenient Poskim if necessary.
An awning attached to a building or an umbrella attached to a porch do
not have to be opened before Shabbos since they are built in, it is
therefore not considered making a roof but rather just opening one up.
HaRav Eliezer Ginsberg, שליט"אcame to address our talmidim on ט"ו בשבט.
SNOW TUBING TRIP
INSPIRED TEFILLA AT
THE KEVER OF THE
SATMAR REBBE זצ"ל
CLASSROOM GRADE 3 – RABBI SILVER
Over 90 boys brought back their ברכותcards!
GRADE 8 – RABBI STERNHEIM
Starting with a סיוםon Sunday לכבודthe accomplishments of
Michoel Jaffa (thank you Mr. Jaffa for sponsoring),
געוואלדיגעlearning throughout the week and the snow
tubing trip on Wednesday – it is a week to remember!
GRADE 5 – RABBI DANENBERG
OUR SHOW AND TEACH PROJECT!
GRADE 3 – MISS PINKOVICS
Congratulations to our class president
for this week Moshe Farkas!!
Congratulations on finishing our first
third grade reader!!! What a great
reading celebration!! The boys enjoyed
the “edible readers” and working in
groups to create beautiful posters!!
GRADE 2 – RABBI GOLDSTEIN CLASSROOM
This week we continued learning the דיני ברכת
הנהניןand discussed about making ברכות בכוונה.
Our class is ב"הcompleting פרשת ויראand we
are planning an exciting סיום.
GRADE 4 – RABBI ROSENBERG GRADE 3 – RABBI LIEMAN
We are nearing the completion of פרשת תצוהas we finish פרק כ"טthis Many boys have successfully tested on the entire ברכת
week. The boys reached a new milestone in הבנת רש"י. In מסכת יומא, יעקב. Others are close to finishing. We completed Unit
V of לשון התורהand began Unit VI which teaches the
we’ve begun the second half and at home the boys are busily suffix נוwhich means us/our. We began the fifth פרקof
preparing their משכןprojects.
משניות ברכות. Our מדת החודשis – חסדfocusing on
GRADE 5 – RABBI GRADE 6 – RABBI PEARL including others in activities.
STEINBERG We completed our גמרא חזרה GRADE 4 – RABBI STEINWURZEL
Our class is B”H shteiging! On from the beginning of the We had a grand סיום. We completed ' פרק דin משניות
perek for the 6th time. Thank and פרק כ"חin חומש פרשת תצוה. We are looking
Wednesday we had a fabulous forward to begin our משכןprojects. We are also
פליישיגע סיוםon the past 2 you to the Kohansion and almost finishing ' פרק הin משניותand then will be
בלאט גמראthat we learned. treated to a wonderful 4th grade class trip!
Moskovits families for
Much thanks to Dovid Braun’s sponsoring our סיום. GRADE 4 – MRS. LERNER
לע"נ חיים בן צבי פינחס הכהן
family for so graciously In honor of Tu B’Shvat, our class completed a family tree
sponsoring it as zechus לרפו״ש שרה בת גינגי ע"ה project. With a great sense of pride and accomplishment,
the boys presented their writings along with pictures in a
מרים בת טשארנא גאלדא binder. We researched great grandparents, grandparents
ולע״נ פרומיט בת מרדכי ע״ה comparing them to the deep roots of a tree that upholds
the tree. The parents represented the strong trunk that
We are looking forward to upholds the branches – their children. Through a great deal
celebrating many more שמחות
of discussion and writings the boys gained a true
!התורה appreciation of family and its values.
The following are some parents raving reviews: “I was
moved to tears, seeing how expressive my son was about
his family.” “This will be treasured by all.” “It was so
heartwarming reading my son’s thoughts and feelings about
his family.” “The great grandparents shepped so much
nachas.” May we all reap the fruits of our labor! – See
Shmuly Dorfman writing his history essay!
Inertia can be a bit confusing until you see it
revealed by a falling hex nut.
The object of this activity is to get the hex nut to drop
into the plastic bottle. Simple enough but there will
be something in the way. To accomplish the drop,
you’ll need a combination of careful setup, Isaac
Newton’s smarts, inertia, and gravity. Balance a
plastic ring on the mouth of an empty soda bottle
and place the hex nut (or similar heavy, small object)
on top of the ring. Correctly remove the ring and the
hex nut drops straight into the bottle. Science has
never been this much fun!
PRE SCHOOL PRECIOUS
WINTER FUN – PLAYING
P1A – LEARNING THE LETTER
MAKING PURPLE PUPPETS
WITH POM POMS AND PIPE
WE WENT ACROSS THE
STREET TO קבלת התורה
TOGETHER WITH YESHIVAS
!כאיש אחד בלב אחד
WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AT THE
JEWISH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
WE ACTUALLY MADE CHOCOLATE
FROM THE PLANTING STAGE UNTIL
LICKING IT UP! WHAT A WONDERFUL
TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY. TALMIDIM WHO RESPONDED TO OUR
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN.
ELIEZER BREGMAN, BINYAMIN
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! GREENBERG, SHMUEL CHAIM
ראש השנהQuestion: GREENBERG, EPHRAIM
GUGENHEIM, DOVID EDELTUCH,
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY. ARYEH LEIB KRINSKY, YAAKOV
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN. EDELSTEIN, AHRON PROBST,
CHAIM YEHUDA GOTTESMAN,
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! MOSHE DOVID FARKAS, BARUCH
פ' בשלחAnswer: SETAREH, EPHRAIM ZAFIR,
SHIMMY ROZ, DANI STEINBERG,
From where did the מצרייםget animals to pull their chariots? URIEL MUSAYEV, RAFAEL SIMCHA
From the מצרייםthat were fearing ' הand hid the animals. BERGSTEIN, YOSSI KRESS, DOVID
STEINBERG, SHIMMY EISENSTADT,
פ' יתרוQuestion: DOVI STERN, AKIVA TAUB, ELI
What are the ?עשרת הדברות BARUCH, YEHUDA RAMBOD,
MAYER OZER GREENBERG,
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____ YISROEL RAFIAN, SHMUEL
MAEKITAN, REFOEL DONAT,
What are the ?שבעת המינים DAVID MEIR FISHBACH, YAAKOV
) דבש (תמרים, זית, רמון, תאנה, גפן, שעורה,חטה GUGENHEIM, YEHUDA RAMBOD,
AVRAHAM EDELSTEIN, DOVI
In which פרשהdo we learn the מצוהof ?ברכת המזון
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____