Dear Parents עמו"ש, פרשת ויצא
The vibrancy and contagious שמחהof all our תלמידיםwho continue to 4:19 זמן הדלקת נרות
make strides in learning and personal growth is an embodiment of the words of
חז"ל-" הוא זיוה הוא הדרה, י'( …"הוא הודה,)רש"י כ"ח. Indeed, our תלמידיםare the life INSIDE:
and beauty of our yeshiva and it is their joyous learning that brings the bricks and
mortar of 555 Ocean Parkway to life every day. מתיבתאEntrance
Exams and מתיבתא
Our preschool boys enjoy hands on projects and immersive learning
experiences as they learn about the פרשה, Chanuka and various seasonal Meeting with
activities while our eighth graders began their מתיבתאtest this week. Throughout parents and הנהלה
the elementary school our תלמידיםare enthusiastically שטייגינגin all their לימודים – שחרית מניןRosh
as each רביbring energy and vitality into every classroom and hallway.
We look forward to continued נחתfrom our תלמידיםand children.
Lessons From the Parsha…
By: HaRav Yossi Lieman
Yaakov Avinu, on his way to לבן, detoured to learn in the Yeshiva of שם ועברfor 14 years. שםwas no longer living and the Yeshiva
was run by his grandson עבר. Surely, learning Torah is of paramount importance. No Mitzva is greater. Buy why at this specific juncture of his
life is Yaakov going there? For the first fifteen years of his life, Yaakov Avinu knew and learned Torah by his Zayde, Avrohom Avinu.
Subsequently, until he was sixty-three, he continued delving into Torah with his father, Yitzchak. Now, he has been sent by his father
and his mother to go to לבןand to find a wife. Is this the time to find another Rebbi? Can’t it wait until after he fulfills the instructions of his
father and mother?
Furthermore, despite the greatness of his Torah learning at that time, does it free him from his responsibility to obey his parents? If a
father sends his son to the store to buy something and the son decides that he will first go to Bais Medrash to learn is he properly fulfilling his
?כבוד אבCertainly not, for learning Torah is set aside for a מצוהthat cannot be done by others!
Yet, Yaakov is ultimately held accountable for not fulfilling his כבוד אבonly for the twenty-two years that he was by ;לבןwhile his
years at Yeshiva seem to be approved. Why is this?
Rav Yaakov Kamenetzki, זצ"לresolves this issue by focusing on the type of learning that Yakov was doing by שם ועבר'סYeshiva. שם
lived through the generation of the evil-doers at the time of the מבול. He succeeded in maintaining a high level of קדושהand טהרהdespite
the negative influences of his time. Similarly, עברexperienced the rebellious ideas of נמרודand his cohorts at the time of the דור הפלגהwith
the construction of the famous tower that was to invade the heavenly abode. עברsaw them, heard them and refused to succumb to their ideas
and ideals. He retained his exalted status and carried on with his 'עבודת ה.
This theme of living in trying times and not succumb to the negative influences of the outside world, was the syllabus in the Yeshiva
of שם ועבר. This was the place where Yaakov would learn how to combat the evil of לבןand his ilk. It was a necessary preparation for fulfilling
the instructions of his parents and it was the right thing for Yaakov to do before arriving in חרן. This is comparable to one who is sent by his
father to purchase an אתרוגand לולבand detours to learn what qualities he must seek in finding the best specimens. And Yaakov succeeded in
his quest for direction. His success was aptly described in the words he uttered when returning from לבןtwenty –two years later:
“I lived with לבןand fulfilled the six hundred thirteen מצותand was not influenced by his evil deeds.” Yaakov Avinu succeeded at
maintaining and improving his ' עבודת הin the most trying of times and places. May the רבש"עassist us in following his lead in combating the
negative influences that are so rampant in our world today.
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Mazel Tov! הר' גאלדשטיין
– תורהMenachem Lehrer
Rabbi Elozer Y. Silver on his son’s chasunah – מדותYitzchok Navon
Chaim and Simcha Mendelovitz on their
brother’s chasunah הר' לימון
Zev Fuchs for the פדיון הבןof his nephew Yehuda Pollak
Yaakov Septimus on his בר מצוה
Ami Liebermann on his בר מצוה
Yosef Binyaminov on הנחת תפילין
שבע-לזכות רפואה שלימה חי' מלכה בת בת
What is the method of cleaning hard surfaces with water?
Although there is no prohibition in cleaning a hard surface and rubbing it with water, it is prohibited to wet a cloth or squeeze liquid out of
a cloth or paper towel. Therefore, the method of cleaning soiled or sticky surfaces (including a kitchen counter, table, eyeglasses etc.) is to
apply water to the soiled/sticky area and then wipe the water off using a dry paper napkin.
Is it permissible to clean soft plastic such as a tablecloth?
Cleaning soft plastic may involve laundering when rubbing is done vigorously. Therefore, one may not rub water vigorously on a plastic
tablecloth to clean it.
What is the proper method of wiping a spill of water?
It is prohibited to wipe a large spill of water by using a garment that does not usually become wet, since there is concern that one will
squeeze the garment to remove the water. However, it is permissible to use a rag or a towel that one would not be concerned if it were to
remain wet, and would therefore not be inclined to squeeze it dry; in this case, the use of paper towel is preferable to a rag or towel when
feasible. One must always be careful not to squeeze out any water while wiping a spill.
Washcloths designated for cleaning are Muktze and may only be moved for their use or use of their place.
Is it permissible to use glass or counter spray?
One should not spray a substance for the purpose of shining glass or a counter. Spraying for the sole purpose of cleaning is permitted.
If a colored liquid spilled (e.g. orange juice, grape juice, or colored ices), is it permissible to wipe the spill?
It is best to wipe up spills such as these with rags or paper towels, rather than with fabric towels to avoid a question of the prohibition of
dyeing (Tzoveya).1 If these items are not available, a towel may be used. It is preferable to use a white or light-colored towel that will
become stained in the process, rather than a colored one whose color will get deepened.1
Mesivta Testing & Applications have begun
This past Sunday, our eighth graders reached a key
milestone in the transition from elementary school boys to
מתיבתא בחוריםbochurim. They took the first part of their מתיבתא
entrance בחינה, administered by the מתיבתא מנהל, Rabbi Yaakov
Choueka . Their Rebbeim looked on with pride, as תלמידים
answered the questions posed with enthusiasm and details that
were truly impressive.
On Tuesday evening, members of our מתיבתא הנהלהand
staff held an open house to inform parents firsthand about the
current initiatives and innovations in our מתיבתא. The parents of
our eighth grade תלמידיםwere joined by many neighborhood
parents of eighth graders in other Yeshivos . This was a standing-
room only crowd and the enthusiasm among the parents
regarding Torah Temimah’s Mesivta was extraordinary.
We thank the Goldshmied’s for once again opening their
home for this important meeting.
Yaakov Septimus – first בר מצוה ליינינג
CLASSROOM GRADE 6 – RABBI PEARL
We had a סיוםon מסכת יומאsponsored by
the Lefkowitz family
לזכות רפו"ש חי' ריזל בת פיגא
GRADE 3 – RABBI SILVER GRADE 8 – RABBI STERNHEIM
Our talmidim really enjoyed their בס"דwe have managed to חזרall the גמראlearned
Chinese Auction this past Sunday! this year in preparation for the מתיבתא בחינה. The
bochurim really worked hard and will בעזהי"תdo
GRADE 3 – RABBI LIEMAN
We had our cumulative Chumash Test covering
everything we learned this month. Most of the
class excelled Congratulations to all!
GRADE 5 – RABBI STEINBERG GRADE 3 – MISS
We had a joyous סיוםon our first !בלאט גמראOur
class was deeply inspired by Rabbi Ben Zion Shafier’s speech Congratulations to our
to us about why the Baba Sali suggested that someone buy class president for this
match box cars.
GRADE 4 – RABBI STEINWURZEL Greenberg!!
We are learning and davening and shteiging so well.
We are working on אהבת חברים.
GRADE 2 – RABBI
New games were brought
into our 2nd grade to
encourage practicing מדות
טובותand כבוד חברים
while having tons of fun!
GRADE 4 – MRS. LERNER
Our class is moving full speed ahead. In math we’re covering new concepts weekly and practicing. We were tested and did
great on maps and map skills. Writing is our way of showing creativity. Here are some great writings to enjoy!
Kindness Kindness Kindness
By: Aryeh Baruch By: Chaim Yehuda Gottesman By: Avi Goldschmidt
Kindness a big Mitzvah that Did you ever think about what a Did you ever think about what a
everyone can do every day. Being tremendous difference you can tremendous difference you can
there for other people could lead to make in someone’s life? Kindness is make in someone’s life? Kindness is
doing kindness. If you feel sorry for an easy Mitzvah that everyone can a big Mitzvah that you and everyone
someone in pain, can make you do. Being there for other people is can do. If you’re there for people it’s
an act of kindness. If you share your an act of kindness. Sharing is like
compliment them so they feel toys you will be happy as well. When giving Tzedaka and that is also a
better as it says in the Torah, you visit the sick you will make them type of kindness. There is a type of
“Mitzvah Goreres Mitzavah.” There is very happy. There is a kindness that kindness that is so easy that you can
even kindness that all you have to is very easy to do. All it takes is do, all it takes is moving one muscle
do is move one muscle. If you smile moving only one muscle and you and you will make a person’s day. All
you can make someone’s day. will make a person’s day. All it takes it takes is one smile! Kindness keeps
Kindness is one of the three things is a smile! Kindness keeps the world
that keeps the world standing. the world going.
Making our own שמן זיתfrom
Creating our family trees!
Baking – חלות12
becomes one – חלה
and our ladders
Yaakov sleeping on his 12 stones
with a ladder by his head!
Marrying Rochel and Leah – giving over the !סימנים
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY.
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN.
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD!
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.
YOSEF BINAMINOV, DOVI
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! STERN, AKIVA TAUB, AHRON
PROBST, YEHUDA RAMBOD,
פ' תולדותAnswer: YEHUDA POLLAK, AVRAHAM
EDELSTEIN, SHMUEL CHAIM
What is the difference between מצוותand ה') ?חוקים,(רש"י כ"ו
– מצוותwe understand why ' הcommanded us to do it GREENBERG, DANI
– חוקיםthings ' הcommanded us to do but we do not know why like שעטנז STEINBERG, BINYOMIN
GREENBERG, MAYER OZER
פ' ויצאQuestion: GREENBERG, DOVI STERN,
MOSHE FARKAS, DOVID
“Hashem remembered ”רחלwhat did he remember? STEINBERG, YEHUDA
)'(פרק ל' פסוק כב BINAMINOV, ARI WEISS,
SHIMMY ROZ, MENACHEM
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____ M. STEINFELD, ELI BARUCH,
Why does the שליח צבורrepeat the words " "ה' אלוקיכם אמתafter ?שמע MOSHE YECHIEL
Because these 3 words complete to 248 words corresponding to 248 limbs BINAMINOV, SHMUEL
of a man’s body. MAEKITAN, EMANUEL
GOLDSTEIN, YAAKOV JOFEN
Why are we allowed to say מודה אניbefore we wash our hands?
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____