Dear Parents עמו"ש, פרשת וארא
Great learning rings from every corner and despite the fluctuating 4:23 זמן הדלקת נרות
weather, things within the walls of Torah Temimah are always ‘ ווארםand
! ”געשמאק שבת מברכים חודש שבט
בשביל נשים צדקניות נגאלוOur Ladies Auxiliary truly outdid INSIDE:
themselves this Sunday at our Pre School Mother son brunch. Our Dining
room was magically transformed into a festive wonderland as the OUR PRE-SCHOOL
“Building our children’s future” theme was creatively displayed. Thank BRUNCH – WHAT A
you to all the mommies who helped with the planning and setup.
Good Shabbos. PRE SCHOOL
Lessons From the Parsha…
By: HaRav Yitzchok Steinberg
) כ"ב.ַו ֹיּא ֶמר ֹמ ֶשׁה ֹלא ָנכוֹן ַל ֲעשׂוֹת ֵכּן ִכּי תּוֹ ֲע ַבת ִמ ְצַרִים ִנ ְז ַבּח ַלה' ֱאֹל ֵקינוּ" (ח
"It is improper to do that, for we will sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to Hashem”
The אבן עזראexplains why the Mitzriyim would be disgusted by their Korbonos: They were devout
vegetarians! Not only would they not eat anything coming from a live animal, they could not even tolerate
witnessing others doing so.
Rav Yaakov Yosef, known originally as the Vilna Magid, and later on as the Rav HaKolel of New York, noted:
The Mitzriyim portrayed themselves as being kind and merciful, establishing laws to protect the weak and the
helpless. They thus showed special sympathy for the lamb, which is so powerless that it doesn’t even have horns
with which to protect itself. How seemingly compassionate! Yet it was these very Mitzriyim that for years killed and
tortured Klal Yisroel! We’ve heard such stories as well about how compassionate the Nazi’s, ימח שמם וזכרם, were to
dogs. Yet we are well aware of their heinous behavior towards yidden. How could this be?
What is evident here, Rav Yaakov Yosef explained, is that Midos that are not based on Torah and Yiras
Shomayim are defective and perverse. That explains how they could be so protective of the rights of animals, yet
so depraved in their dealings with human beings.
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Mazel Tov! הר' גאלדשטיין
– תורהAharon Fogel
Rabbi Rafael Schellemberg on the – מדותDaniel Steinberg
birth of a baby boy!
שבע-לזכות רפואה שלימה חי' מלכה בת בת
If one of the following items became detached: a sliding door fell off its hinges, a window screen fell off the window, a
floor drain cover became dislodged, or a Mezuzah case fell off the doorpost, may they be replaced?
It is prohibited to replace these items. Moreover, any other item attached to the house that has broken off may not be replaced,
and all of the above are Muktze. A Mezuzah case that fell off may be picked up from the floor to prevent bizayon of the
Is it permissible to replace any of the following items if they fell from their usual place: vertical blinds, a rod with a
shower curtain hanging on it, a child safety stair gate that remains regularly in its position?
According to many Poskim, these items are not considered part of the house and it is therefore permitted to affix these house
accessories. However, since some Poskim prohibit this, it is preferable to avoid both removing and affixing these items on
Shabbos if it is not necessary.
However, a child safety gate that is positioned and removed regularly, as well as a bathroom tissue rack that is regularly
moved, may be removed and re-affixed.
Is it permissible to remove or replace a closet shelf, a drawer, or a house towel rack (that is not regularly removed from
It is not permissible to remove or replace these items.
Is it permissible replace or tighten an air conditioning vent? Is it permissible to replace or reposition a ceiling tile or
One should not replace an air conditioning vent that became displaced. Similarly, one should not reposition an air conditioning
vent that became loose, or to tighten a loose screw.
A ceiling tile or plastic tile beneath a light bulb should not be replaced if it came out of its frame. Loose spot lights should
similarly not be pushed or repositioned.
Is it permissible to remove or replace a picture or painting from a wall?
It is permissible to remove or replace a picture on a wall if the picture is hanging on the wall but is not attached to it. Note,
however, that if one is careful that the picture is not handled to prevent anyone from tampering with it, then it is considered
Muktze (Machmas Chisaron Kis).
PRE SCHOOL MOTHER SON BRUNCH
Our 11th graders just completed a two week course in health and first aid. This certificate course
covered CPR, rescue breathing, choking, allergic reaction/anaphylaxis, basic trauma, and more.
Thank you to Rabbi Fogel and Mr. Yehudah Shoob for this beneficial and enjoyable class.
CLASSROOM GRADE 6 – RABBI PEARL
The class completed the גמרא חזרהsince the
beginning of the year. We welcome our new שר
– העמודיםYitzi Basch, Eli Baruch and Elchonon
Hartman. Thank you to the Spitzer Family for
sponsoring the pizza, fries and soda.
לע"נ רבקה בת קלמן
יהודה ביילא בת שלמה יהודה ע"ה
GRADE 3 – RABBI LIEMAN GRADE 3 – RABBI SILVER
We completed the second פרקof מס' ברכות. The מדהof this month will be חסד. We
We began learning the ברכת יעקב. We are completed Unit 4 of the " "האfamily in the ספר
לשון התורה. We also completed our חזרהon פרק
preparing for Sunday’s cumulative Chumash
test on everything we learned this month. ' אin משניות.
GRADE 8 – RABBI STERNHEIM
ב"הthis week we saw an amazing amount of bochurim who had voluntarily
’חזרd a בלאטand a half with a בחינהtaken too! The boys are שטייגינגin
every way. !כן ירבו בעזה"י
90% OF OUR CLASS DID שנים מקרא ואחד תרגוםTHE PAST TWO WEEKS!
WHAT A MILESTONE!
GRADE 5 – RABBI MILSTEIN
This week we celebrated a סיוםon the completion of the סוגיאof יאוש
שלא מדעת. Thank you to Mr. Fakheri and Eliezer for graciously
sponsoring our pizza and fries סיום.
GRADE 7 – RABBI GRADE 4 – RABBI
A couple of talmidim have a small We completed ספר שמות פרק
שיעורin הלכהwith Rabbi כ"חand begun our fourth פרקof
Schellemberg during their lunch break! !משניותWhat beautiful
GRADE 3 – MRS. KRYKSMAN CLASSROOM
We planted bean plants. See the different
stages and how they grow! GRADE 8 – RABBI DANZIGER
We had our test from משנהto משנה.
We are looking forward to a beautiful
GRADE 2 – RABBI GOLDSTEIN
This week we learned about refraining from
anger – כעסand that חז"לcompare כעסto
serving עבודה זרה. We shared stories of how
גדולי ישראלexcelled in this מדה. We learned a
beautiful דבר תורהfrom the Steipler Gaon זצ"ל
who teaches us that from צפרדעwe see that
“when a person gets angry – he doesn’t use
GRADE 5 – RABBI STEINBERG
We’re gearing up for our coming פארהערon the סוגיאof
קריכות. אי"הnext week we’re planning on having a סיוםfor
chazering over numerous times all the גמראwe’ve learned
since the beginning of the year The class is doing great!
GRADE 3 – MISS PINKOVICS
Congratulations to our Math Wiz winner Ephraim
Gugenheim and runner up Moshe Farkas!!
GRADE 6 – RABBI BENJAMIN
מזל טובto Yitzy Chaimowitz & Daniel Suval for making a סיוםon ספר תהליםon
their own, Thank you to Weiss's bakery for generously sponsoring the סיום.
May they be זוכהto finish all כײד ספרי תנײךmany times more.
IN OUR IGLOOS!
Moshe and Aharon by פרעה
Rolling out the …מטהthe bad
smell of …דם.our צפרדעjumping
all over….our מכותMasks!
Being scared of the !ווילדע חיות
בורא פרי הגפן
Squeezing the grapes to
make our own grape juice!
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.
SHIMMY ROZ, SHMUEL
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! MAEKITAN, YOSEF
ראש השנהQuestion: BINAMINOV, YISROEL MEIR
ROLNICK, DOVI STERN,
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY. ELIEZER BREGMAN,
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN. EPHRAIM ZAFIR, YAAKOV
SWED, YISRAEL RAFIAN,
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD!
פ' שמותAnswer: YEHUDA BINAMINOV,
DANIEL STEINBERG, MAYER
How were the שוטריםrewarded for accepting the beatings on behalf of OZER GREENBERG, DOVID
their fellow Yidden? STEINBERG, BINYAMIN
They were chosen to be the סנהדריןand to רוח הקודש. GREENBERG, YEHUDA
RAMBOD, AVROM RUBIN,
Why didn’t the animals die after מכת ערוב, the same way the frogs GREENBERG, ARON
died after (רש"י ח' כז') ?מכת צפרדע PROBST, YOSSI KRESS,
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____ MOSHE FARKAS, YAAKOV
What is a ?רביעיתA רביעיתis one fourth of a ""לוג. The volume is GUGENHEIM
equivalent to 1 and ½ eggs. (approximately 4.5 fluid ounces) One must
drink a רביעיתof liquid in order to say a ברכה אחרונה.
What are ?שבע ברכות
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____