Friday, December 30, 2016

Parshas Mikeitz Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for Shabbos Parshas Mikeitz:

Friday - ערב ש"ק

Minchah Erev Shabbos - Early Mincha before Chanukah Licht             3:30pm

Licht Bentchen                                                                                       4:19pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                                 5:08pm

No Kiddush between 5:59/6:00pm - 6:59/7:00pm

שבת קודש

Rov's Chassidus Shiur                                                                           8:45am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                            9:40am

Shacharis                                                                                               9:30am

Kiddush/Farbrengen following Davening

Minchah Gedolah                                                                                 12:22pm

Rov's Halochoh Shiur                                                                             3:45pm

Minchah                                                                                                  4:20pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                        5:24pm  

Avos U'bonim                                                                                          6:45pm

א גוטען שבת

Special Chanukah Father and Son's Learning on Motzoei Shabbos

This Motzoei Shabbos - the 8th night of Chanukah - there will be a special Chanukah "Father and Son's Learning" program.

There will be special extra prizes, extra treats, and extra raffles in honor of Chanukah!

All elementary school boys are encouraged to come and join their fathers for this special program!

6:45 - 7:45 pm at the Tzemach Tzedek Shul - 2 Langeries Dr., Monsey


A Guten Shabbos and  a Freilichin Chanukah!

Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

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


Dedicated in memory of Leah bas Rochel  OBM


This week’s Torah portion of Miketz (Bereishis [Genesis] 41:1-44:17), invariably falls out in the week of Chanukah and therefore by association, common lessons in life can be realized and learned from both.

Believers are often accused of forsaking all personal initiative in their passive acceptance of the vicissitudes of fate. Nothing could be further from the truth. Prayer, as a weapon, is available only to those who simultaneously engage themselves in overcoming all natural impediments. Only a fool sits back with folded hands while all hell breaks loose around him. A man of faith might rely on G‑d, but he also believes that G-d helps those who help themselves.

The Maccabees, at the time of the Chanukah campaign, were convinced of the capacity of G‑d to save, and entrusted their fate into His hands. Simultaneously, with prayers on their lips, they armed themselves for conflict, initiated guerilla tactics (in fact, the Maccabees were the first in recorded military history to employ guerilla tactics in warfare!) and created a military channel for G-d's miraculous deliverance.

In our Torah portion of Mikeitz this week, Joseph’s interpretation of Pharaoh’s two dreams are realized.

After seven years of abundance and plenty, famine stalked the land. The sons of Jacob had traveled in desperation to Egypt in a quest to buy food. There, their long lost brother Joseph, masquerading as an Egyptian viceroy, staged an elaborate charade, accused the brothers of spying, threatened their lives and liberty, took one brother hostage and sent the others home to Canaan to locate proofs of their bona fides.

They returned to their father's home chastened and in a much worried mood. The second most powerful man in the world had accused them falsely, treated them harshly, and imprisoned their sibling. Even worse, they had no choice but to return.

Joseph had made it very clear that any chance they had to be allowed to purchase further stocks of food was predicated on their speedy return, accompanied, this time, by their youngest brother, Benjamin.

Jacob was understandably displeased. At his advanced age who needs the tzoris? Would he be able to cope with the threatened loss of yet another son?

Like Jewish parents throughout history he prepared to respond to the threat. He huddled with his sons to discuss strategy, prepared an expensive bribe, and only then offered to pray on his sons' behalf.
Jacob too trusted in G‑d. He was prepared to pray to G-d to ensure his sons' safe homecoming but knew that his initial responsibility was to do all within his power to arrange the circumstances of G‑d's deliverance. And then he put forth prayer to the Al-Mighty. As the man of faith who might rely on G‑d, but also believes that G-d helps those who help themselves.

To sit and wait for the wheels of inertia to grind one down is laziness, not loyalty to G‑d. Conversely, only a believer can truly dedicate himself to the task at hand, convinced of the inevitability of his efforts; as part of the Divine plan.

(Excerpts from Chabad.org - by Rabbi Elisha Greenbaum)


May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos
and a joyous and illuminating holiday of Chanukah!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Davening Times for the week of Parshas Mikeitz for Tzemach Tzedek

Shacharis - Sunday                                                                 8:00, 9:00, 10:00am

Shacharis - Monday thru Thursday                                           6:48, 7:00, 8:00am

Shacharis - Friday (Rosh Chodesh)                                          6:48, 7:00, 8:00am

Mincha - Sunday thru Thursday                                                                  4:20pm

Maariv - Sunday only                                                                5:45, 8:30, 9:30pm

Maariv - Monday thru Thursday                                                 only 8:30, 9:30pm

On Friday, Erev Shabbos Chanukah, Mincha will be at 3:30pm

Friday, December 23, 2016

Parshas Vayeishev Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for Shabbos Mevorchim Parshas Vayeishev:


Friday - ערב ש"ק

Licht Bentchen                                                                                       4:14pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos                                                                          4:30pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                                 5:00pm

No Kiddush between 5:55/6:00pm - 6:55/7:00pm

שבת קודש

Tehillim Shabbos Mevorchim                                                                 8:30am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                            9:37am

Shacharis                                                                                              10:00am

Kiddush/Farbrengen following Davening

Minchah Gedolah                                                                                 12:20pm

Rov's Halochoh Shiur                                                                             3:45pm

Minchah                                                                                                  4:15pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                        5:19pm  

א גוטען שבת

No Avos U'bonim this Motzoei Shabbos

Reminder: There will not be any Avos U'bonim program this Motzoei Shabbos (Dec 24) at the Tzemach Tzedek shul due to it being "Nittel Nacht".


A Guten Shabbos and A Lichtiken un Freilichin Chanukah!

Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

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 memory of Leah bas Rochel OBM

A number of years ago, an incident happened, in Argentina, resulting with a Shochet’s (ritual slaughterer’s) life being saved because of the greeting “¿Cómo estás?” (“How are you?”) 

A group of these Shochetim (ritual slaughterers) were leaving the abattoir late one afternoon, passing the guard’s hut, when all of a sudden one of the guards called out “Isn’t one of you fellows missing?” They looked around and realized that indeed one of their group was not with them. They went back to find him, but only after an extensive exhaustive search did they locate him trapped in the huge walk-in freezer. He had entered the freezer to put away some meat packages at the end of the day only to find that the lock of the freezer door was broken and would not open from the inside. He was trapped inside, but found just in time, thank G-d. Everyone realized that he would have never survived the night in that freezer. 

The next day, the manager asked the guard: “I’m really curious. How did you know that the Rabbi was still inside the plant?”

“It’s really very simple,” the guard answered. “Every single morning without fail, I am greeted with a solitary ‘good morning.’ It’s the rabbi who greets me this way. Every evening, upon leaving, he wishes me a hearty ‘good night.’ Yesterday morning I received my usual cheery ‘good morning,’ but I still hadn’t received my usual ‘good night’. . .”

In this week’s Torah reading Vayeishev (Bereishis [Genesis] 37:1-40:23), we read the dramatic story of Joseph - the multicolored coat, the sibling rivalry in Jacob’s family, and Joseph’s descent to Egypt, sold into slavery. After being framed by his master’s wife, Joseph finds himself incarcerated in an Egyptian jail. There he meets the Pharaoh’s butler and baker, and correctly interprets their respective dreams. Later, when Pharaoh himself will be perturbed by his own dreams, the butler will remember Joseph, and Joseph will be brought from the dungeon to the royal court. His dream analysis will satisfy the monarch, and the young Hebrew slave boy will be named viceroy of Egypt. And the rest is history. How did Joseph’s salvation begin?

It began with the imprisoned Joseph noticing that the butler and baker were looking depressed. “And Joseph came to them in the morning and he saw them, and behold, they were troubled. He asked Pharaoh’s officials.  ‘Why do you look so bad today?’” (Genesis 40:6–7). They tell him about their disturbing dreams, he interprets the dreams correctly, and again, the rest is history.

But why did Joseph have to ask them anything at all? Why was it so strange to see people in prison looking sad? Surely depression is quite the norm in dungeons. Wouldn’t we expect most people in jail to look miserable?

According to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the answer is that Joseph was exhibiting a higher sense of care and concern for his fellow human beings. Torn away from his father and home life, imprisoned in a foreign land, he could have been forgiven for wallowing in his own miseries. Yet, upon seeing his fellow prisoners looking particularly unsettled, he was sensitive enough to take the time to inquire about their well-being. In the end, not only did he help them, but his own salvation came about through that fateful encounter. Had he thought to himself, “Hey, I’ve got my own problems, why worry about them?” he might have languished in prison indefinitely. Sometimes, says the Rebbe, a simple “How are you today?” can prove historic. In Joseph’s case, it changed Jewish history!

This forthcoming week will be the beautiful holiday of Chanukah, beginning this Shabbat eve (December 24, 2016). The Chanukah lights lend particular emphasis to this teaching. Every night of Chanukah a new light must be added, for one’s Mitzvah observance should always be in ascendancy. What may have been adequate for yesterday needs additional input and light for today! Preferably one should not observe the Mitzvah today with the same devotion as yesterday; he must increase his commitment and involvement.

Let us indeed strive to improve and enhance our interpersonal relationships. Who knows? It may not only change other’s lives, but perhaps even our own!

(Excerpts from Chabad.org)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos

and a joyous and illuminating holiday of Chanukah!

Monsey Community Gathers to Celebrate Yud Tes Kislev

This past Motzoei Shabbos, Parshas Vayishlach, the Rockland County Community once again celebrated Yud Tes Kislev with a gala Melava Malka, organized by Heichal Menachem of Monsey. The Melava Malka was attended by prominent Rabbonim and drew a diverse crowd of hundreds of people, representing the entire spectrum of Yidden, all in their yearning and appreciation in this turbulent era, for Avodas Hashem as it is illuminated via Chassidus.

The program was organized by its director, R' Dovid Oberlander, son of its founder and Rov Rabbi Gedalia Oberlander. Rabbi Aaron Dovid Gancz shared some opening remarks and chaired the rest of the evening,followed by noted Rosh Yeshiva and Mashpia Harav Hachossid Rav Leima Wilhelm, who also gives a weekly shiur in Heichal Menachem. The peak of the event, were the riveting and thought provoking Divrei Hisorerus presented by the world renowned Rosh Yeshiva of Ohr Elchanan – Chabad, Los Angeles, elaborating on the importance of learning Chassidus.

As in the past, hundreds flocked to buy Chassidishe Seforim, drastically reduced in price for this unique occasion, especially those of the Maggid and the Alter Rebbe, as well as the brand new volume of Chassidus Mevueres - Tanya. "Chaim Shel Simcha," a collection of the teachings of the Frierdike Rebbe and the Rebbe, on how to serve Hashem with true Simcha. Throughout, the evening was enhanced with various Chassidishe niggunim, by the Rabin brothers, inspiring and lingering on as the evening concluded in spontaneous dance late into the night followed by a Chassidishe farbrengen.















Monday, December 19, 2016

Community Wide י"ט כסלו Farbrengen tonight! for men AND Women!!

Please join us for a community wide farbrengen sponsored and organized by all Lubavitcher shuls in Monsey/Pomona/Airmont. come and bring your friends. There is NO entry fee.
For men and women!!!



Sunday, December 18, 2016

MBCM Dinner Honorees

Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka is pleased to announce the honorees for the upcoming Annual Dinner:

Dan & Miriam Pines and Aharony and Esty Chein


HOLD THE DATE: Sunday -  כ"ד טבת - January 22

Davening Times for the week of Parshas Vayeishev for Tzemach Tzedek

Shacharis - Sunday                                                                   7:00, 8:00, 9:00am

Shacharis - Monday thru Friday                                                6:48, 7:00, 8:00am

Mincha - Sunday thru Thursday                                                                  4:20pm

Maariv - Sunday, thru Thursday                                                5:10, 8:30, 9:30pm

Grand Community-Wide Farbrengen  לכבוד י"ט-כ' כסלו Monday Evening at 8:00 (Maariv) 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sunday Night Yud Tes Kislev Farbrengen By Rabbi YY Jacobson

In honor of Yud Tes Kislev, there will be an inspiring Fabrengen 
With Rabbi YY Jacobson 
& music by Yoely Lebovits

Sunday Evening, December 18, eve of Yud Tes Kislev, 8:00 PM EST 
At 20 Forshat Road, Monsey, NY

For men, woman and children. Free admission. Meal served


Remote Found at Avos U'bonim

A few weeks ago a remote for a car was found after the Avos U'bonim program at the Tzemach Tzedek Shul for a Toyota. Please contact Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman if you think it may be yours 917 282 3505 

Parshas Vayishlach Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach:


Friday - ערב ש"ק

Licht Bentchen                                                                                       4:10pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos                                                                          4:26pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                                 5:00pm


No Kiddush between 5:52/6:00pm - 6:52/7:00pm

שבת קודש

Rov's Chassidus Shiur                                                                           8:45am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                            9:34am

Shacharis                                                                                               9:30am


Kiddush/Farbrengen following Davening

Minchah Gedolah                                                                                 12:15pm

Rov's Halochoh Shiur                                                                             3:45pm

Minchah                                                                                                  4:10pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                        5:16pm  

Avos U'bonim                                                                                          6:45pm


א גוטען שבת

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 memory of Leah bas Rochel  OBM

Which is the greater test of faith, affluence or poverty? Is it harder to be a good Jew when you're rich or when you're poor, when you're successful or when you're struggling? No doubt, we would all much rather accept upon ourselves the test of affluence, wouldn't we? But let's not be subjective about it. Let us rather take an objective historical approach.

This forthcoming week, Monday, is the 19th of Kislev (Dec 19), on the Jewish calendar. In 1798, on the 19th day of Kislev, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad Chassidism, was miraculously released from incarceration in S. Petersburg, on trumped up charges of anti-government activity.

There is a story about Rabbi Schneur Zalman, which happened immediately after this miraculous event. Back in the early 19th century, Napoleon was conquering Europe and promising liberty and equality for all. When he squared up against Russia, many Jewish leaders sided with him, hoping he would finally bring an end to Czarist persecution and enable Russian Jewry to enjoy full civil rights. Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad, thought differently. He actively opposed Napoleon and even had his Chassidim assist in intelligence gathering for the Russian army.

When his colleagues challenged him and questioned his apparent lack of concern for the well-being of his own people, he argued that while Napoleon might be good for the Jews materially, his victory would result in spiritual disaster. History proved him correct. Without the Little Emperor, Russian Jews remained staunchly Jewish, while French Jewry virtually vanished. How many Jewish Rothschilds are left in the world? G‑d knows we could have used them. Most of French Jewry today hails from North Africa. The originals are few and far between.

There is a fascinating Midrashic interpretation in this week’s Torah portion Vayishlach (Bereishis [Genesis] 32:4-36:43), about the dramatic encounter between Jacob and Esau. The Torah says, "And Esau ran towards him (Jacob) and embraced him… and he kissed him." The Hebrew word for "and he kissed him" is vayishakayhu. In the Torah, this word is written with a line of dots above it. Says the Midrash Yalkut Shimoni: these dots are there to indicate that the word should be read it differently; not vayishakayhu, he kissed him, but rather vayishachayhu, he bit him!

How can we understand a Midrash which seems to change the entire meaning of the word? A kiss is an expression of love and a bite is the opposite! Says the Sfat Emet (Rabbi Yehudah Leib Alter, 1847-1905, the second Rebbe of the Chassidic dynasty of Ger), "When Esau kisses (materialism), Jacob is bitten (spirituality)!"

The American experience confirms beyond a shadow of a doubt that freedom, democracy and equal rights, while a wonderful blessing for Jews for which we should be eternally grateful, also present a profound challenge to our Jewish identity and way of life. In the melting pot of the United States, Jews have integrated so successfully that they are virtually disappearing! Success and affluence are wonderful gifts of opportunity, but we don't seem to be passing the test of faith with flying colors.

May we never again face the test of poverty or persecution. Please G‑d, we should be proud and knowledgeable Jews, successfully meeting the spiritual challenges of the good life.

(Excerpts from Chabad.org - by Rabbi Yossy Goldman)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!!


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Boruch Dayan HaEmes

With tremendous sorrow and heartbreak, the community was informed Erev Shabbos of the passing of the daughter of Dovid and Esty Weber, Rabbi and Rebbetzin of Beis Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Pomona, and granddaughter of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Werner.

Chana bas Horav R' Pinchas Dovid

The levaya will begin at Beis Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Pomona, 7 Galileo Ct., at 10:30am.

The levaya will pass by 770 and kevura will take place at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens.

May we be zoche to only share besuros tovos.

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Davening Times for the week of Parshas Vayishlach for Tzemach Tzedek

Shacharis - Sunday                                                                   7:00, 8:00, 9:00am

Shacharis - Monday thru Friday                                                6:48, 7:00, 8:00am

Mincha - Sunday thru Thursday                                                                  4:15pm

Maariv - Sunday, thru Thursday                                                5:05, 8:30, 9:30pm

Friday, December 9, 2016

Mazel Tov Reitmans!

Mazel tov to Moshe & Tzipora Reitman on the birth of a grandson, born to Dr. Jon & Bracha Sandner.

Parshas Vayetzei Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for Shabbos Parshas Toldos:


Friday - ערב ש"ק

Licht Bentchen                                                                                         4:09pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos                                                                           4:25pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                                 5:00pm


No Kiddush between 5:48/6:00pm - 6:49/7:00pm

שבת קודש

Rov's Chassidus Shiur                                                                           8:45am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                            9:30am

Shacharis                                                                                               9:30am

Minchah Gedolah                                                                                 12:12pm

Rov's Halochoh Shiur                                                                             3:45pm

Minchah                                                                                                  4:10pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                        5:14pm  

Avos U'bonim                                                                                        6:45pm


א גוטען שבת

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 memory of Leah bas Rochel OBM

Do we need security and comfort to do well in life? Do we achieve more when we are relaxed and comfortable or when we are challenged and provoked?

This week's Parsha Vayeitzei (Bereishis [Genesis] 28:10-32:3), begins "And Yaacov left Beer-Sheva and went to Charan (Genesis 28:10)." Beer-Sheva represented peace and tranquility. Charan stood for violence and immorality - it was the hub of tumult and turmoil, home of Lavan, swindler and sheep-thief of note. Yet, ironically, it was there, in Charan, where Yaacov raised his family and where the twelve tribes of Israel were founded.

Avraham had a wonderful son named Yitzchok, but he also fathered Yishmael. Yitzchok bore the pious Yaacov but also had a ruffian named Esav. Only Yaacov is described as "select of the forefathers" because his children were all righteous, his "progeny was perfect."

Asks the Lubavitcher Rebbe OBM: Would not Beer-Sheva have made a better place for Jacob to have raised his children? Would not Beer-Sheva have been the ideal hot house for the future Jewish people to be conceived and nurtured? Why, of all places, in Charan?

Says the Rebbe, the olive yields its best oil when pulverized. To produce gold we need a fiery furnace where the intense heat on the raw metal leaves it purified and precious. Jacob did not have an easy life, but it made him a better man and it made his children better children.

Life isn't always smooth sailing. But it appears that the Creator in his vast eternal plan intended for us to experience difficulties in life. Evidently, we grow from our discomfort and challenges to emerge better, stronger, wiser and more productive people. There is always a purpose to pain. As our physiotherapists tell us (with such “compassionate” smirks on their faces!) No pain, no gain. It would seem that, like the olive, we too yield our very best when we are under pressure. The simple fact is that we produce best under pressure.

One of the reasons we use a hardboiled egg on the Seder Plate on Passover is to remind us of the festival offering brought in the Holy Temple. But the truth is, that any cooked food would do, so why an egg?

One of the famous answers given is that Jews are likened to eggs. The more they boil us, the harder we get. We have been punished and persecuted through the centuries but it has only strengthened us, given us courage, faith and hope. At every point in our history we have always emerged from the tzores of the time stronger, more tenacious and more determined than ever.

Yaacov raised a beautiful family in less than ideal conditions. Please G-d, we should emulate his example. Wherever we may be living and in whatever circumstances, may we rise to the challenge and live successful lives and raise happy, healthy Jewish children who will build the future tribes of Israel.

I end with a little poem that a good friend and colleague, Rabbi Yossi Goldman of Johannesburg S.A., shared many years ago:

The tragedy of pain
is we overlook its aim
of leaving us humble and wise

Oh how shallow
of man to wallow
in misery and never realize

That gold, so pure, is in fire proved
and oil from olive by crushing removed
'tis so with all things of worth

So differ from the rest
be strong in life's test
and make of ordeal, rebirth.

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!!

A Thank You From Dovid Kaplan

To my dear Family and Friends (that are family),

Thank You Sincerely

To celebrate one’s Yom Haledes ,especially a decade, is not unusual, but to have such an outpouring of Love and compassion is worthy to take note of and to comment on. From my own agenda of downplaying any limelight, Daled Kislev, the anniversary of my birth in 5707/1946, is just another ‘day in the life’, yet due to my family and friends, getting together to mark the event, with many of you speaking from your heart, has had a profound effect on accentuating the positive impact we each have on the other. 

I have extreme sensitivities, some of you privy to how they are strongly expressed. My innate propensity to reach out to others, ends up exaggerating my discomfort in being needy, disabled (forcing me to be on the receiving end of the relationship), so that every, even slight, enabling help to me [e.g. holding me as I walk in snow and ice, putting my Sidur away after Davening (saving me a few steps), etc] touch me deeply, creating an almost constant feeling of thanks to all my helpers and gratitude to Hashem for creating Yidden in general and Monsey Anash, Lubavitchers in particular. 

Most definitely, even more important than physical help, is the emotional input, support that you give me with your enabling focus and compassion. The entire 70th celebration, from the beautiful Melava Malka Motzei Shabbos night to our ‘All the children and grandchildren’ celebration during the day, has left me reeling, in Nachas, and contemplative, re-thinking about those things people mentioned, that I never thought about. 

I take absolutely no credit for anything, that others see, as positive in my persona. It is clear to me that those things are a yerusha, an inheritance from my parents and grandparents, right back to Avrohom Aveinu and Sora Imeinu, a fabric of my DNA. That said, all the compliments and praiseworthy comments only increase my desire and effort to praise these relatives by increasing in Torah & Mitzvahs, putting your import into my 70th year to the best possible use and Blessing you all in return. 

I thank you SO much, for this special memorable day and for all your energies flowing in my direction. May we All be together in Yerushalayim with our Holy Rebbe’s cry , that “we are the last generation of golus and the first generation of Geulah”

P.S. If anyone was smart enough or lucky enough[to have the Z’chus] of audio or video recording the words spoken by Rabbi Jacobson, please contact me[my own recording ran out of memory, and I wanted to share it with others that could not attend]. Since I forgot to
say out loud, in public a Chachlota/a personal committment, based on our Rebbe’s, suggestion for a Yom Haledes Farbrengen, “ I intend to continue with renewed strength/conviction my practice of learning Chitas and one perek Rambam specifically during my work day hours, even if I have already attended Shiurim
that cover the same material.

Dovid Kaplan