Thursday, June 18, 2015

Shabbos Gimmel Tammuz at Tzemach Tzedek

To enable everyone to get an aliyah on Gimel Tammuz, there will be multiple krias beginning at 8:30 AM on Shabbos morning.  Shacharis will begin at 10:00 AM.

There will be an auction for the aliyos before davening Kabbalas Shabbos for the Shabbos morning main minyan (besides Levi and Maftir).

Special guest Rabbi Aaron Dovid Ganz will be farbrenging after musaf. 

To have the zechus in making this special Gimmel Tammuz Shabbos farbrengen possible, please contact Avraham Hayman for co-sponsorships at 845-269-1787 or

Monsey Anash Uniting for Gimmel Tammuz

Dear Anash Family,

We are standing a few of days before Gimmel Tammuz.

People the world over, from all different backgrounds and even many outside of Anash, are preparing in their own way to make the most out of this auspicious day marking the 21st Hillula Kadisha of the Rebbe.

As we all know our community has been continuously growing and spreading in all directions. We already have quite a few shuls and it is continuing to grow with more shuls in the process of forming.

It is self understood that each shul is unique and has its owns style and activities.  However, we are after all, one family.

In the last few months I have been working together with representatives from each of the local Chabad shuls to brainstorm on activities that we can develop to help unite and strengthen us as a community b’gashmiyus u’veruchniyus.

In this spirit, all shuls together have organized an event that is taking place this Sunday which is geared to all of the men, women, and children of our community.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate and join together with the greater international Anash community to mark this special day.

As a result of our achdus may we be zoche to celebrate Gimmel Tammuz in Yerushalayim!

Zalmen L. Markowitz

For all of the details of the event taking place this Sunday, please click here.

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

This week’s Parsha Perspective is dedicated by Mr. Binyomin Philipson in memory of his late mother
Mrs. Ellen (Elka bas Zisel) Philipson OBM.

In this week's Parshah Korach  (Bamidbor [Numbers] 16:1- 18:32) we read how Korach, a member of the Levitic tribe, challenged Moses' authority and appointed himself to the high priesthood. The Torah teaches that Korach was punished for his insubordination when the earth "opened up its mouth" and swallowed him up.

Let's analyze what Korach did. He gave expression to his soul's awesome and unbridled yearning for the spiritual sublimation of high priesthood. Was that wrong? Every soul is suffused with divine passion. Was Korach meant to restrain his passion for G-d?

The Answer Is: Yes

Yes, even the most sublime strivings of the spirit must be restrained when its passion drives a wedge between ourselves and others.

We know our passion is misdirected when it prompts us to look down on others who have achieved less than us or begrudge those who have achieved more.

We know our passion has led us astray when in our zeal to reach the synagogue we fail to notice the person begging for alms on the road.

We know our passion is toxic when our enthusiasm for Torah prevents us from befriending those who have yet to embrace it themselves.

True love for G-d should not drive us from each other; G-d loves others as much as he loves us.1

Now we understand where Korach went wrong. Korach's zeal for the high priesthood led him to a rebellion that was bitterly divisive. This was the first indicator that his passion for G-d was misguided; his love was not true and his beauty was not pristine. Korach was toxic and had to be stopped.

Spiritual energy that brings us closer to G-d and to others is sacred and must never be stifled. It must radiate through everything we do.

This brand of soul energy is graced with beauty. Every deed, every prayer, every devotion must be infused with it.

(Excerpts from – by Rabbi Lazer Gurkow)

Fantastic Gimmel Tammuz Program This Sunday

Gimmel Tamuz with Rabbi YY Jacobson in Monsey

The following are the schedule of programs with Rabbi YY Jacobson for Gimmel Tammuz.

All programs are for men and women.

Shabbos Gimmel Tamuz at Or Chaim (22 Forshay Road):
Shabbos morning Chassidus: 9:00 AM

Shacharis: 10:00 AM sharp

Sermon: 11:30 AM

Kiddush and Farbrengen: 12:15 PM

Lecture on "What I Learnt from the Lubavitcher Rebbe" for the entire community (20 Forshay Road): 6:30 PM

Grand Sholosh Seudos with Nigunim and Maamar by Rabbi Jacobson: 8:00 PM

Sunday Daled Tammuz:
Sunday morning Shuir on the topic of "The Real Story Behind Hitting the Rock" (at Ohr Chaim):  9:30 AM

Learning the Rebbe's Torah with Rabbi Jacobson simultaneous with children rally (at Tzemach Tzedek): 2:00 to 4:00 PM

All are warmly invited and encouraged to participate in all of the above programs and bring friends.

Mazel Tov Lefkowitzs - L'chaim!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Isaac & Roizy Lefkowitz on the engagement of their daughter Fraidy to Saadia Liberow of London!

The l'chaim will take place tonight, Thursday, at Rubashkin, 1349 President Street in Crown Heights.