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דרך ארץ קדמה לתורה
As we approach the Shabbos before שבועות, known as שבת דרך ארץ, we are proud of our PET project participants. The
talmidim are approaching קבלת התורהwith an increased awareness of appropriate and correct interactions בין אדם לחבירו.
Thank you Rabbi Silver for this program, and many other initiatives beyond the regular classroom curriculum. We would like to
express our gratitude to the Rebbeim that give our talmidim the geshmak of לימוד התורהand מדות טובותon a daily basis. They
are partnering in our goal to inculcate our talmidim with a true understanding of טוב לי תורת פיך מאלפי זהב וכסף, as is
referenced in this week’s פרקי אבות.
!גוט שבת! גוט יום טוב
SHAVUOS SCHEDULE פ' במדבר
Sunday & Monday, May 20 & 21 – No Yeshiva
Tuesday, May 22 – אסרו חגYeshiva begins at 10:00
No – שחרית מניןThere is no AM transportation for Grades 1-8
Nursery, Kind & P1A have AM transportation – 1 hour later than the regular time.
Lessons From the Parsha…
By: HaRav Mendy Ringel
When the בני ישראלarrived in מדבר סיניto receive the תורהthe פסוק
describes it by saying " "ויחן שם ישראל נגד ההרand the Yidden camped near the
mountain. רש"יcomments on the fact that ויחןwhich is – לשון יחידand he camped-
is used by the פסוקto describe the camping of the בני ישראלas opposed to other
campings that the בני ישראלmade that the פסוקdescribes them with the word
ויחנוwhich is לשון רבים-and they camped . רש"יsays the Torah changed its normal
way of describing the Yiddens’ campings to point out that this camping was
different than other campings in that the Yidden were – כאיש אחד בלב אחדas one
person with one heart i.e. getting along in peace and happiness.
We can explore this further and ask is the Torah just telling us that there
was an isolated incident of increased peace and harmony among all of the אידןor is
this connected in a deeper way to the giving of the Torah.
מפרשיםexplain that not only is there a connection between the fact that
the אידןwere at peace with each other and the giving of the Torah but the
existence of harmony among all of the the אידןwas in fact a precondition to the
אידןreceiving the Torah. And that without this dynamic of unity among the אידן
receiving the Torah would have been entirely impossible. This is because the אידן
are different than other nations of the world in that in the other nations it is each
man for himself. The אידןare not this way. The אידןare in truth like one person
united in their firm and unwavering dedication to the service of ' ה. Lack of peace
between a man and his friend is antithetical to the fundamental makeup of the אידן
–one man with one heart. Hashem wanted to give the אידןthe Torah in their true
and most optimal state as which can only be when the אידןare getting along with
one another and are caring for each other unselfishly and graciously. When the
Yidden aren’t getting along with each other כלל ישראלdoes not exist in its true
May ' הhelp us to have the love and caring for each and every אידno
matter how unimportant or unlikable we may think he is . This way we can be זוכה
to receive the Torah on the יום טובof Shavuos " "כאיש אחד בלב אחד.
555 Ocean Parkway / Brooklyn, NY 11218 / 718-853-8500 / [email protected]
Week of May 22-24
TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
BEAN SOUP ONION SOUP VEGETABLE SOUP
MACARONI PIZZA CHOLENT
COTTAGE CHEESE CORN KISHKE
CARROT STICKS APPLESAUCE CUCUMBER SALAD
PEARS SLICED APPLES
All meals are served with bread and milk/juice.
Please be advised that this menu may be changed as needed
YOSSI ACOCA, YEHUDA BINAMINOV, LEVI BISTRITZKY,
ABE BISTRITZKY, YAAKOV BLUMENKRANTZ,
ELIEZER BREGMAN, SHMULY DORFMAN, MOISHE ELEFANT,
MOSHE FARKAS, ELIEZER FAKHERI, DOVID MEIR FISHBACH,
ZEVY FUCHS, YOSSI GADAYEV, BINYOMIN GREENBERG,
MENACHEM GRUENBAUM, AVRUMI KOHEN,
ARYEH LEIB KRINSKY, CHAIM LEBOWITZ, CHAIM LEHRMAN,
YISROEL MILLER, SHMUEL MEKITAN, KALMAN MILSTEIN,
CHAIM MENDELOWITZ, AVROHOM CHAIM MIKHLI,
URIEL MUSAYEV, YEHDUA OCHANA, AARON PROBST,
YISROEL RAFIAN, DOVID RAFIAN, MAYER ROSENFELD,
YOEL ROLNICK, MORDECHAI SAMUEL, SHALOM SCHON,
AVI SHULEVITZ, ZEVI SHULEVITZ, DOVID STEINBERG,
SHUA STERN, YAAKOV SWED, YOSSI TUNKEL,
ELISHA WEISS, MEIR WEISS, TZVIKI ZILBERBERG
Mazel Tov! הר' רינגל
Miss Hershkowitz, P1A Morah on her
engagement הר' גאלדשטיין
Shimmi and Mordechai Weiss on their – תפילהShabsi Weiss
– מתמיד השבועRafael Josowitz
brother Dovi’s Bar Mitzvah
– מתמיד השבועAvrohom Y. Rubin
בר מצוה בחור לרגל הכנסתו לעול מצוות הר' לימון- Gedalya Tversky
הר' זילבער- Yehuda Gonter
שבע-לזכות רפואה שלימה חי' מלכה בת בת מכבה
Erev Yom Tov on Shabbos
When Erev Yom Tov is Shabbos, when should Seudas Shlishis be eaten?
It is preferable that the third meal be eaten before the end of the 9th hour of the day 1.
When Erev Yom Tov is Shabbos, when may one begin preparing for Yom Tov?
One may not begin preparations for Yom Tov until either “Vatodianu” is said in
Maariv or “Boruch Hamavdil bein kodesh l’kodesh” is said.
How may one prepare a candle for reciting “Borei Meorei Ha’aish” during
Some have the custom not to combine fires to make a torch when Motzai Shabbos
falls out on Yom Tov.
It is questionable if a candle may be lit merely for the purpose of having a torch for
“Borei Meorei Ha’aish”. One should consult their Rav if it is necessary.
When combining two flames for “Borei Meorei Ha’aish”, the wax and wicks should
be kept separate, and only the flames should touch.
Is it permissible to melt some wax on the bottom of candles so they will fit
tightly in their holders prior to candle lighting on the second day of Yom Tov?
Is it permissible to place flowers into water on Yom Tov?
It is preferable to place flowers into water before Yom Tov. If one neglected to do so, it is
permissible to place the flowers into water that was prepared for them before Yom Tov. Note
that this only applies to flowers that have fully budded; if the flowers have not yet fully
budded, it is forbidden to place them or return them into water on Yom Tov.
This halacha applies to Shabbos as well. There is an additional leniency on Yom Tov which
allows one to add fresh water to the water that was prepared prior to Yom Tov.
GRADE 6 – RABBI PEARL GRADE 2 – RABBI GOLDSTEIN
In preparation for מתן תורה, knowing that דרך In preparation for Yom Tov Shavuos, we
ארץ קדמה לתורה, the class completed a 4 week learned about אהבת התורה,התמדה בתורה
Middos Contest. Many new ideas and concepts & קבלת התורהalong with מדרשיםand חז"ל
and stories of גדולי ישראל. We learned part
were initiated and thousands of חסדיםwere
performed. The class performed beautifully. Prizes of the אקדמותwhich the talmidim sang
beautifully in it’s special ניגון.
for each participant will be distributed.
We enjoyed an inspiring Kumzitz. We celebrated our Siyum this week!
Our class was treated to Ice Cream by the
Rabbi Yitzchok Steinberg
treating steady “Minyan
Goers” to ice cream.
GRADE 3 – RABBI LIEMAN GRADE 3 – RABBI SILVER
We began פרשת וארא. Our מדת החדש Mazel Tov! We completed פרשת שמות. A big
is empathy – נושא בעול. We learned all סיוםis coming up! We are in the middle of
חזרהon ספר לשון התורה. Our מדהof the
about Shavuos and the מנהגי היום. month is הכרת הטוב.
New songs that were learned are
מה אהבתי תורתך,ישראל ואורייתא. Our
קבלת התורה התמדהMarathon was in
Mother-Son Brunch תשע"ח
THANK YOU TO
AVIGAYIL JAFFA, SABINA SEPTIMUS,
SARA RIVKY GOLDSCHMIDT,
RIFKIE MOSKOWITZ, REENA EHRMAN,
SET UP, CLEAN UP
Chani Shulevitz, Miriam Edultuch,
Goldy Guggenheim, Tehila Lieberman,
Mimi Nussbaum, Rivky Blatt, Revital
Navon, Devoiry Zafir, Esther Bregman,
Nechama Musayev, Estee Kohen
Emily Rolnick, Shulamis Cohen,
Chavy Ehrman, Leeba Goldschmidt,
Racheli Goldschmied, Chayala Weiss,
Rochela, Suri and Chavala Pinkovics
THANK YOU TO MR. BERMAN
FOR BEING THERE FOR EVERY DETAIL
LARGE AND SMALL!
MR. BREUER, YESHIVA CHEF
MR. AND MRS. HERSKOWITZ, SALAD
MR. FELLNER – SMILE COOKIES
THANK YOU TO
RABBI AVI PEARL
CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY COOKIES
3/4 cup oil
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¾ cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch kosher salt
1 ½ cups chocolate chunks
1 cup dried cranberries
Mix all ingredients. Refrigerate batter for 45 minutes.
Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.
DAIRY CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES
3 pckgs chocolate chunks
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 cups sugar
4 eggs at room temperature
2 cups chocolate chips
1 (3.5 oz) white chocolate chopped into small pieces
Melt chocolate chunks and butter. Let cool. Set aside.
Mix rest of ingredients. Add cooled melted chocolate.
Stir until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and chopped
white chocolate. Refrigerate batter for an hour.
Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 15 minutes.
GRADE 2 – RABBI RINGEL GRADE 2 – MRS. MOSKOWITZ
OUR WRITINGS - THE BEST DAY!
When our talmidim ask good questions
their questions are posted outside our
classroom for all to enjoy!
THE BEST DAY THE BEST DAY
BY: YISRAEL RAFIAN BY: AVRAHAM EDELSTEIN
The best day would be when Moshiach would My favorite days were one year ago in August
come. I would be free from Golus. I would go
swimming and go to the restaurant. There would 2017! The first stop was Bromley Amusement
be no school. My family and I would go on trips. I
would build a Shul and I would go to Eretz Yisroel. Park in Vermont. I first Iwweennt toonnamroypGveeRsrAycofDiurErsste5 – RABBI MILSTEIN
and I never fell! Then
THE BEST DAY
Alpine Slide! The next step was Arlington Hotel
BY: DOVI STERN
in New Hampshire. Over there I went to my
My best day was when I went to Florida and I
went on the airplane. The next day I went to the room on the second floor. Then finally, I ate
Everglades Holiday Park. It’s a huge swamp. supper. I went to my room and went to sleep.
There are lots of alligators and crocodiles and
you go on a motor boat around the huge swamp. The next day I went to the coldest place in the
There was a crocodile and alligator show. world, which is Mount Washington summit. It
was about 20 degrees. The reason it’s so cold is
because it’s part of the top of a mountain that is
over 6,200 feet tall! That’s about 3x the height
of the Freedom Tower! After that I went on a
two hour long hike! I saw the most beautiful
view in the world!
GRADE 3 – MISS PINKOVICS
Our Squanto celebration!! We completed the chapter book
Squanto! The boys worked in groups summarizing the story by
identifying the main events of the story and filling them into their
beautifully decorated sequence charts!! We then had an Indian
feast of animal (crackers) and corn with our very own Indian
headdress and tepee. Reading and understanding has taken on a
and enjoying it לכבוד
We take care of our
health by eating
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY. NEW FOR
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN.
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! GRADE 2
בחקותי- פ' בהרAnswer:
What does the תורהsay you must do, to be זוכהto receive
the ברכותof this ?פרשהIf you learn תורהintensively with
the intention that it will lead you to keep the מצוותand you
actually do them, you will be זוכהto the ברכות.
פ' במדברQuestion: GRADES NEW FOR
DRAW OR CREATTGEHRRAODUEG2H
Why were the לויםchosen as the servants of ' הand why was it A PARSHA
taken away from the (רש"י ג' – יב') ?בכורים
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____ פ'פ'בברמאדשיברת
TALMIDIM WHO RESPONDED TO OUR PARSHA QUESTIONS:
ABE BISTRITZKY, AHRON PROBST, MOSHE KOHANSION, BINYOMIN PROBST, YOSEF
BINAMINOV, LEVI GOODSTEIN, AKIVA LAWRENCE, YEHUDA BINAMINOV, MOSHE YECHIEL
BINAMINOV, YOSEF BINAMINOV, ARI SORIASKY, CHAIM YISROEL GOTTESMAN, YISROEL
MILLER, CHAIM LEHRMAN, YOSEF GREENBERG, SHMUEL CHAIM GREENBERG, BINYOMIN
GREENBERG, MAYER OZER GREENBERG, DOVID MEIR FISHBACH, AVICHAI RAMBOD, CHAIM
LEHRMAN, DOVID STEINBERG, ELI KLEIN, YEHDUA SAMUEL, MORDECAHI SAMUEL, DANIEL
STEINBERG, SHIMSHON GOLDSTEIN, YISROEL MEIR ROLNICK, MENACHEM GRUENBAUM,
What is ?תפילת הדרך
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____
Answers to בחקותי-פרשת בהר:
What is a – ?תחום שבתOne is permitted to walk outside of a city up to to
a תחום שבת, which is 2,000 אמות.