Dear Parents עמו"ש, פרשת ויחי
As כלל ישראלreads about the start of גלות מצרים, the glimmers of the גאולהare 4:14 זמן הדלקת נרות
seen as we join as one and declare חזק חזק ונתחזק.
At Torah Temimah we continue to rise to ever greater heights, as the talmidim
enjoy the stretch of routine after the Chanukah excitement. In truth, no day is
ever routine at Torah Temimah, as our Rabbeim, Moros and teachers use
creative innovations to add engaging dimensions to every class and lesson.
Read all about the contests, siyumim and prizes that make each day at Torah
Monday, December 24 – Monday December 31
THERE WILL BE NO CONSOLIDATED BUS SERVICE AM AND PM (4:30).
Please make arrangements before your son comes to Yeshiva.
NURSERY, KINDERGARTEN & PRE-1A – PRIVATE BUS SERVICE AM & PM AS USUAL.
REGULAR MINYON BUS AND REGULAR BUS SERVICE AT 5:30 P.M. FOR GRADES 4-8
(including Boro Park Bus).
Lessons From the Parsha…
By: HaRav Lipa Geldwerth
: ַוִּי ְׁש ַלח ִּי ְׁש ָר ֵאל ֶאת ְׁי ִּמינֹו ַוָי ֶשת ַעל רֹאש ֶא ְׁפ ַרִּים ְׁוהּוא ַה ָצ ִּעיר ְׁו ֶאת ְׁשמֹאלֹו ַעל רֹאש ְׁמַנ ֶשה ִּש ֵכל ֶאת ָי ָדיו ִּכי ְׁמַנ ֶשה ַה ְׁבכֹור:) (יד,בראשית פרק מח
Many ask an obvious question, why did יעקב אבינוneed to switch his arms in order to Bensch אפרים ומנשהplacing his right hand
upon ‘ אפריםs head. He could have simply realigned the children so that אפריםtruly was on his right, and Bensch them
Some suggest a politically correct answer. Don’t ever move the child. If need be modifying your own self to them. You shift
yourself, never adjust them. It sounds good, but as many of such notions it is so short sighted. Ultimately, how will the child on
the right feel when he sees himself so cunningly by-passed? Far worse, we would imagine.
Let’s see what our Gedolim of Old teach us. The Netziv of Volozhin writes: indeed, both מנשה ואפרים, each child was blessed by
‘ יעקב אבינוs right. אפריםstood under his right arm, and מנשהremained staunchly all the while by his right leg, by his right side.
Each one would have his mission -his – תפקידif you will, his purpose, his עבודה. And each one would know that his Brochoh
from the אבותcame from their right side, the aspect of Middas HaChesed, from the Birchas HaTorah of מימינו אשדת למו.
In Yeshiva we always try. We always try discover the “right” aspect of each and every situation to place the Talmid just there.
No, a Talmid isn’t always right, but he always deserves to be on the “right” … on the right side of his parents … on the right
side of his Rebbi, and Gebensht by מימינו אשדת למו..
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Mazel Tov! הר' גאלדשטיין
– תורהSimcha Meir Moshe
בר מצוה בחור לרגל הכנסתו לעול מצוות
– מדותYehuda Samuel
Avi Goodstein הר' לימאן
Tzvi Aryeh Miller
Is it permissible to straighten a paper clip or a hanger in order to use it for example to have a thin piece of metal to
pick a lock?
It is not permissible to straighten a paper clip or hanger to use it to pick a lock.
Is it permissible to replace the stick of a broom if it became detached from the brush on Shabbos?
It is not permissible to reattach the broom stick to the broom. In addition, it is prohibited to tighten the stick if it became
The broom stick itself that has become detached is Muktze, as well as the brush itself (unless it was used without the stick
before Shabbos), since Chazal were concerned one may come to repair it.
Is it permissible to sharpen a knife?
It is not permissible to sharpen a knife.
Is it permissible to shine silver?
It is not permissible to shine silver even by merely wiping it with a shining cloth.
If a part of an object broke off on Shabbos (e.g. a wheel fell off a stroller or a handle fell off a knife), what is the
In the case where it is possible for the object to be fixed in a permanent fashion, then both the object and the broken piece
(e.g. the stroller and the wheel, or the knife and the handle) are Muktze. The reason for this is that Chazal were concerned
that one may come to permanently fix an object that is not currently easy to use.
If the broken object (e.g. the stroller, knife) cannot be fixed by the owner, it is not Muktze (since there is no concern that one
will fix it). However, the piece that broke off and is currently unusable (e.g. the wheel, handle), is Muktze and should not be
handled. Additionally, using the examples of the stroller wheel and knife handle, if by reattaching the wheel or handle it will
still be loose and the fix will be temporary, then it may be put back on and the parts would not be considered Muktze.
If an armrest of a chair fell off, it may not be fixed on Shabbos. However, the chair is not Muktze since it has a regular
function without the armrest, and there is no concern that one will come to fix it on Shabbos.
שבע-לזכות רפואה שלימה חי' מלכה בת בת
GRADE 5 – RABBI STEINBERG
Wow! Our class is already up to the 12th “Tah Shema” in Ailu
Metzios, the hardest of them all! The boys have already
mastered the first 11, and are working diligently on this
On a regular basis, we’ve been learning Shmiras HaLashon
from phenomenal sheets prepared by the Chofetz Chaim
Heritage Foundation. This week we had the honor of having
Rabbi Orenstein from the CCHF speak to us about the
importance of being careful with one’s words.
We also learned this week in Parshas Kedoshim about the
Issur of Shatnez. This was visually explained to is by a great film
from the Chicago Shatnez Lab.
GRADE 3 – MISS PINKOVICS
We made edible cells as a great science review!
The boys asking their classmates their survey question and then transferring the
data into various graphs!
GRADE 6 – RABBI PEARL CLASSROOM
סיום על מסכת שקלים
Sponsored by the Oratz Family
לע"נ ר' זעליג פסח בן ר' ישעי' זאב הלוי
GRADE 2 – RABBI GOLDSTEIN GRADE 3 – RABBI LIEMAN
Following the vintage מנהג, we learned the Our מדת החודשfor this month is – סבלנותpatience.
" "ואניfrom פרשת ויחי. In connection, we We have already learned more than half of פרשת
shared many stories of – צפי' לגאולהhow גדולי ויגש, have completed the entire first perek of משניות
ישראלwaited and anticipated the coming of מס' ברכות, and learned songs for the names of all the
מסכתותfrom סדר מועד, סדר זרעיםand סדר נשים.
!משיח במהרה בימינו We are learning to express our feelings by sharing
Chaim Walder’s animal stories from Animals Speak.
New Bar Mitzvah
Ari Moskowitz (our
Recent Minyon prize
PRE SCHOOL PRECIOUS
– עשרה בטבתMaking a siege around the חומה. Davening to ' הto rebuild the בית המקדש.
עשרה בטבתproject המלאך הגואל Our edible Kites!
Learning the letter K – flying our Kites!
THE PROCESS OF MAKING CHALLOS
Planting the seeds… Tilling the soil…
Look how the wheat grew… Davening to Hashem for rain, for
the wheat to be able to grow…
Taking the wheat to the mill Here’s the ground wheat - Making the dough… Our ready made Hamotzi
to be ground to flour… flour… challos!!
OUR MOST DELICIOUS BAGELS
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. PARSHA QUESTIONS:
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! ELI BARUCH, MOSHE
ראש השנהQuestion: YEHUDA BINAMINOV,
YOSEF BINAMINOV, ELIEZER
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY. BREGMAN, MOSHE
FARKAS, ELI FLEISCHMAN,
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN. LEVI GOODSTEIN, CHAIM
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! BINYOMIN GREENBERG,
MAYER OZER GREENBERG,
What was ’יוסףs first question after he made himself known to his GREENBERG, EPHRAIM
brothers? GUGENHEIM, YOSSI KRESS,
“Is my father still alive?” SHUA LEFKOWITZ, SHMUEL
MAEKITAN, ARI MOLLER,
פ' ויחיQuestion: URIEL MUSAYEV, YEHUDA
POLLAK, AHRON PROBST,
Which 2 sons of יעקבdid not carry his coffin? Why not? ,'(רש"י פרק נ YISROEL RAFIAN, SHIMMY
)פסוק י"ג ROZ, DANIEL STEINBERG,
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____ DOVID STEINBERG,
GAVRIEL SUVAL, YAAKOV
What is ?רכילות SWED, EPHRAIM ZAFIR,
רכילותis a specific type of לשון הרעwhere one goes from person to person
and says this is what your friend said about you or did to y ou. TZVIKI ZILBERBERG
What is the ?תלמוד ירושלמי
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____