בקשר בחקותי- פרשת בהר
THECONNECTION שבת מברכים חודש סיון
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For more than a יובל, Torah Temimah has proven to have חינוך הבניםdown to a “science”. The “formula” for satisfied
accomplished בני תורהhas been “invented” בכותלי ישיבתנו.
Our Science Fair was an informative and interactive event. We can appreciate the positive “energy” of parent-son
interactions in preparation of the creative projects. Thank you Rabbi Pearl and Rabbi Silver for arranging and coordination the
Science Fair. Thank you Mr. Berman, building manager who practically “at the speed of light” transformed our lunch room.
Congratulations to this week’s PET Project Winners. They are surely מתלמידיו של אברהם אביו. Wishing you נחתfrom
our talmidim and may we see the fulfillment of וצויתי את ברכתו.
SHAVUOS SCHEDULE בחקותי-פ' בהר
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.
DON’T FORGET TO SAY THE תפילת השל"הTHIS MONDAY – ערב ראש חודש סיון.
Lessons From the Parsha…
By: HaRav Elozer Yosef Silver
פרשת בהרbegins with the of שמיטה. The פסוקpoints out that these laws were said on
הר סיני. רש"יasks “” - what is the relationship between the laws of
שמיטהand הר סיני. רש"יanswers, that just as these laws were said on הר סיני, so too all of the
laws of the Torah were said on הר סיני. Rav Moshe Feinstein זצ"לexplains, surely the פסוקis
not only discussing the מצוותwhich were said specifically on הר סיניbut even things, like
Shabbos and , that were commanded before הר סיני. How are they included if
they were said before? Rav Moshe explains, although the original command was earlier, still
our obligation is to fulfill the command because of that which it was commanded on הר סיני.
The רמב"םin Hilchos Melachim (8;11) takes this a step further, even בני נחmust fulfill their
seven commands because they were commanded to Moshe at הר סיני.
Why should it make any difference whether one is fulfilling this because of what
was commanded from Moshe at הר סיניor from Hashem before that, either way it is from
Hashem? Rav Moshe explains that there is a major difference. The original command was to
fulfill these laws out of the understanding that this is the proper way to live and function in
society, not because Hashem commanded it. This approach does not fester continuity, as we
find that although had a Yeshiva, we don't find great generations of people coming
from them. So too Avraham made many converts to ' אמונת הand yet only from the children of
the אבותwas כלל ישראלformed! The reason for this, explains Rav Moshe, is that people don't
understand reasons of laws similarly from generation to generation, and therefore, once their
personal desires are taken into account, they find reasons why certain rules don't apply to them.
By הר סיניwe were commanded that we must keep the מצוותonly because ' הcommanded
them to Moshe at הר סיני. There are no loopholes. Each Mitzvah must be fulfilled because this
is what Hashem said, and it does not change. The Mitzvah of שמיטהis a מצוהwithout a
reason. How can a person leave their field without work every seventh year? Furthermore, one
also lets anyone come in and take whatever produce which does grow. If one keeps this it is
only because the person understands that this is what Hashem said, and therefore there is no
With this understanding we can better understand the connection between פרשיות
בהר ובחקתיand פרשת בחקותיbegins, “- if you will go
in my חוקים, laws which have no reason ... I will give the rains at their proper times. The
proper fulfillment of the מצוותare shown when we fulfill specifically the חוקים. This shows
that we are doing the מצוותspecifically because Hashem commanded and as such merit his
ברכה. May we keep all the מצוותbecause of the understanding that Hashem commanded them
at הר סיניand merit the wonderful ברכותpromised.
555 Ocean Parkway / Brooklyn, NY 11218 / 718-853-8500 / [email protected]
Week of May 13-17
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
VEGETABLE SOUP ONION SOUP CHICKEN SOUP BEAN SOUP VEGETABLE SOUP
MACARONI & CHEESE GRILLED CHEESE SLICED TURKEY BAKED ZITI POTATO KUGEL
SLICED CUCUMBERS SANDWICHES ORZO CARROT STICKS TUNA SALAD
PEARS CORN SOUR PICKLES SLICED PEACHES CUCUMBER SALAD
SLICED APPLES CLEMENTINES APPLESAUCE
All meals are served with bread and milk/juice.
Please be advised that this menu may be changed as needed
SEE RABBI SILVER IF YOU NEED MORE FORMS! PET
LAST RAFFLE TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK.
Mazel Tov! הר' רינגעל
Rabbi Y. Lieman on the chasunah of his son
Morah Tova Sklar on the birth of a grandson הר' גאלדשטיין
– מתמיד השבועYaakov Jofen
כוס תנחומיןTO OUR – מתמיד השבועZusha Rabinowitz
BOARD MEMBER MR.
JUDAH SEPTIMUS ON THE – מדותDov Stern
פטירהOF HIS MOTHER. הר' לימון- Mordechai Samuel
הר' זילבער- Dovid Meir Fishbach
שבע-לזכות רפואה שלימה חי' מלכה בת בת
If a cup of coffee or tea cooled off, is it permissible to add hot water to make it hot again?
If the coffee or tea contains any ingredients that were not precooked (such as saccharin or
Splenda), then one should not add an amount of hot water directly from an urn that will cause
the cooled drink to become heated. Furthermore, since there are Poskim who are stringent even
in the case of precooked ingredients, it is preferable to refrain from adding hot water directly
from an urn to any cool drink, even if the drink was previously cooked directly from an urn.
Rather, the hot water should be poured from the urn into an empty cup, and from there into the
If a bowl of soup or cholent has cooled, is it permissible to pour the contents back into the
pot of hot soup or cholent?
There are a number of points to bear in mind:
If the pot is on a heating element:
All foods, including solids or hot liquids, may not be returned to the pot
If the pot is not on a heating element:
Both solid foods and liquids that are still warm may be returned to the pot
Liquids that have cooled are subject to the prohibition of re-cooking. Therefore, it
is not permissible to pour soup that has completely cooled back into a hot pot.
Similarly, cholent that contains a significant amount of liquid should not be poured
back into a hot pot as well.
Is it permissible to blow a candy whistle?
It is not permissible to blow whistles; candy whistles are included in this prohibition.
Is it permissible to prepare the meal early enough to have time to go to shul or to meet
one’s husband walking home?
If the preparation includes any sorting, peeling, or cutting fruits/vegetables into small pieces, it
may only be done in the time frame necessary to be ready for the expected start time of the
meal. One may not plan on doing something else (such as walking to shul to accompany
someone home) after these preparations are done and before the meal begins.
Any food that will be eaten during the meal may be prepared prior to the meal; for example, one
may prepare dessert prior to the meal even though it will not be eaten for a few hours.
NURSERY, KIND., P1A, GRADES 1&2
THIS SUNDAY - MAY 13 - 12:00 PM
555 OCEAN PARKWAY
There will be no PM transportation for Grades
P1A 1&2 - the boys will meet their mothers in the gym.
GRADE 5 – RABBI MILSTEIN
GRADE 3– RABBI SILVER CLASSROOM
Mazel Tov to our 3rd grade for completing
the whole מסכת ברכות. A סיוםis in plan –
we are up to ' פרק הin חזרה.
GRADE 2 – RABBI GOLDSTEIN GRADE 4 – RABBI ROSENBERG
Our class has completed פרשת חיי שרה. We are Our class finished פרשת צוand celebrated
anticipating a סיוםfor the coming week אי"ה. Our with a סיוםon Thursday. Special thanks to Mr.
talmidim are learning רש"יwith great – געשמאקa real
preparation to !קבלת התורהWe had a well-deserved trip and Mrs. Fakheri for sponsoring the סיוםin
honor of their son. May they see much נחת.
to the Staten Island Zoo via the Staten Island Ferry.
GRADE 4 – MRS. LERNER A HANDFUL OF BLESSINGS
MRS. LERNER IS BACK! WISHING HER A Simcha Bunim Fine
COMPLETE !רפואה שלמה Have you ever stopped to think how truly
TWO HANDS! WHAT A BLESSING.HANDS UP TO blessed we are to have two healthy hands?
THE 4TH GRADE. THEIR WRITINGS SAY IT ALL!!! There are so many ways that our hands support
us. Here are just a few. Hands are truly helpful
A HANDFUL OF BLESSINGS
Menachem Steinfeld for playing and doing daily activities. But
sometimes we could injure our hand, wrist or
Have you ever stopped to think how truly arm. When you injure your hand, wrist or arm it
blessed we are to have two healthy hands?
There are so many ways that our hands support could make things harder in your daily
activities. Imagine, you injure your hand, how
us. Here are just a few.
would you feel? You can’t play write or do
Hands help you stay steady, anything with your hand. We hope Mrs. Lerner
Hands are always at your side and ready. gets a speedy recovery on both of her wrists!
They do whatever you want of them,
They hold you up like a rose to the stem.
Hands help you eat and drink,
They help you turn on your faucet in the sink
Hands help you turn on the light or lock your
They can remove something on the floor!
Hurting both hands is a shocking blow,
Our teacher won’t be coming for a week or so!
May you merit a full recovery from Hashem
You will אי"הjust have faith in Him!
רפואה שלמהto Mrs. Lerner. May you merit a
A HANDFUL OF BLESSINGS
Have you ever stopped to think how truly blessed we are to
have two healthy hands? There are so many ways that our
hands support us. Here are just a few. We can use our hands
to give brochos. We can use our hands to hold the Torah.if
you are G-d forbid mute, you can use your hands to
communicate. We can use our hands to catch ourselves from
falling down. We should all be thankful to Hashem for having
the blessing of our hands. Mrs. Lerner should have a big
רפואה שלמהand she should feel better soon!
MAKING OUR TRAFFIC LIGHT
REACHING GREAT HEIGHTS – COUNTING SEFIRAH DAILY – WE’RE
ALMOST AT HAR SINAI
OUR IMPROMPTU CONCERT….
WE ARE ENJOYING OUR PIRKEI AVOS LESSONS –
THIS WEEK HOPPING ON OUR DONKEYS
!עשרה דברים נבראו בין השמשות – פי האתון
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
פ' אמורAnswer: GRADES NEW FOR
What does a כהןget first and why?
DRAW OR CREATTGEHRRAODUEG2H
רש"יin ' פרק כא' פסוק חsays that we learn from the words A PARSHA
" "קדש יהיה לךthat the כהןis called up to the תורהfirst and
he gets to lead the מזומןat ברכת המזון. RELATED PICTURE
בחקותי- פ' בהרQuestion:
What does the תורהsay you must do, to be זוכהto receive
the ברכותof this ?פרשה
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____ אבשחיקתותי-פ'פ'בהברר
TALMIDIM WHO RESPONDED TO OUR PARSHA QUESTIONS:
YISROEL MILLER, LEVI GOODSTEIN, ABE BISTRITZKY, YEHUDA BINAMINOV, MOSHE YEHIEL
BINAMINOV, YOSEF BINAMINOV, ELI NUSSBAUM, SHMUEL CHAIM GREENBERG, BINYAMIN
GREENBERG, CHAIM YEHUDA GOTTESMAN, MAYER OZER GREENBERG, DOVID EDELTUCH,
MOSHE KOHANSION, AHRON PROBST, AHARON PROBST, BINYOMIN PROBST, YOSEF
GREENBERG, MAYER ROSENFELD, BARUCH SETAREH, DANIEL MENDELSOHN, DOVID
STEINBERG, ARYEH LEIB KRINSKY, YEHUDA SAMUEL, MOSHE KOHANSION, DANIEL STEINBERG,
AVROHOM CHAIM MIKHLI, YOSEF CHAIM GADAYEV, MENACHEM GRUENBAUM
What is a ?תחום שבת
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____
Answers to פרשת אמור:
What is a – ?מתמידSomeone who is diligent in learning תורה.