Tuesday, February 28, 2017

UPK at Cheder Chabad of Monsey Preschool

Our Cheder is very fortunate to have a UPK program in our school. This program has allowed us to demonstrate continuous upgrades over the past few years. We are proud to say that we have consistently been appraised by the East Ramapo UPK inspectors as being a model UPK classroom with excellent, dedicated teachers.

If you have a child eligible for UPK next year and are interested in enrolling him/her, or would like more information about our program, kindly contact Mrs Yona Lazarus (Preschool Director) on (845) 263-7990 or Mrs Shusterman (School Programs Coordinator) on (845) 304-1560 for more information.

In order to be eligible:

  • Applicants must reside within the East Ramapo School District area. 
  • The student must have turned four after December 1st 2016 or be turning four before December 2nd 2017.

The deadline for submission of application forms is Monday March 20th, 2017. As this may take time to gather the required documents together, please do not wait to apply.

Please note that the submission of forms does not constitute acceptance, nor does it constitute any commitment to the Cheder.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monsey Anash Matza Baking 5777

As the month of Adar is already upon us, arrangements for our yearly group matza baking Baking date, has been arranged. The yearly Matza baking group, supervised by Rabbi Aaron Dovid Gancz and his son-in- law Rabbi Aaron Oster [and under the Hashgocha of the Crown Height’s Rabbonim], organized by Dovid Kaplan will take place on Wednesday, the 10th of Adar 5777/the 8th of March 2016 at 12:00 Noon. we specialize in delicious and nutritious [B’Gashmious U’V’Ruchnious] Whole Wheat Matza.

Participating in the baking is a wonderful experience, greatly heightening our Kavana and appreciation of the Sedorim and Pesach, as well as increasing our involvement in all the erev Pesach preparations. Bringing our children to the baking, brings to life what Pesach is all about, having a profound effect on their Pesach experience, creating good memories that last a lifetime.

As in past years, we rent a cargo van in order to bring the matza back to Monsey for local pickup for those that just cannot make it to the baking. Please email Dovid at dovid.kaplan@gmail.com , first come, first serve.

Although we bake mostly Whole Wheat matza [last year over 400 pounds], we can get you whatever is your preference, including Spelt and Oat if necessary, but we must know well in advance.

This year we are instituting a new condition, in order to facilitate both prompt payment to the bakery as well as to reduce the financial accounting efforts that are needed after we bake. We will be getting the bakery’s price per pound before the baking and will need to receive full payment before March 8th .

There is less than 2 weeks to our baking, so please contact Dovid as soon as possible. I apologize for this belated notice…

May our energetic involvement in the mitzvahs of Pesach bring Open and Revealed Goodness, giving actual physical reasons for our increased Joy!

Thank you,

Dovid Kaplan

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Davening Times for the week of Parshas Terumah for Tzemach Tzedek

Shacharis - Sunday (Rosh Chodesh)                                      8:00, 9:00, 10:00am

Shacharis - Monday (Rosh Chodesh                                                 6:45, 8:00am

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

Mincha - Sunday thru Thursday                                                                  5:35pm

Maariv - Sunday, thru Thursday                                                6:20, 8:30, 9:30pm

Friday, February 24, 2017

Mazel Tov Polingers!

Mazel Tov to Dr. Avraham and Yutty Polinger on the birth of twin boys!

The Shalom Zochor will be at 23 Cortland Road.

The Bris will be held at Yeshiva of Spring Valley, 121 College Road, Suffern, NY 10901 on Sunday Feburary 26 – Rosh Chodesh Adar at 1:30 PM.

Parshas Mishpotim Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for Shabbos Mevarchim Parshas Mishpotim - Shekalim:

Friday - ערב ש"ק


Licht Bentchen                                                                                       5:23pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos                                                                          5:39pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                                 6:10pm

No Kiddush between 6:10/6:00pm - 7:10/7:00pm

שבת קודש

Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim                                                                  8:30am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                            9:22am

Shacharis                                                                                              10:00am


Kiddush/Farbrengen following Davening

Minchah Gedolah                                                                                 12:37pm

Rov's Halochoh Shiur                                                                             4:40pm

Minchah                                                                                                  5:25pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                        6:25pm  

Avos U'bonim                                                                                        7:15pm

א גוטען שבת

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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—Mishpatim (Shmos [Exodus] 21:1-24:18) deals with many Mitzvot relating to social and monetary issues, between man and fellow man. Following is a beautiful story, recounted by the previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch, which highlights the results of one’s showing sensitivity and support to a person’s needs.

Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch (1789-1866), known as the "Tzemach Tzedek," was orphaned from his mother, Rebbetzin Devorah Leah, at the age of three, and raised by his maternal grandfather, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (founder of Chabad, 1745-1812), who devoted much time and attention to the education and upbringing of his beloved grandson. Following Rabbi Schneur Zalman's passing, the young Rabbi Menachem Mendel continued to enjoy the guidance of his grandfather and mentor, who would appear to him in his dreams and in visions during the day to answer the questions that arose in the course of his studies.

But then these visits suddenly ceased. Rabbi Menachem Mendel had accumulated a number of questions which he was unable to resolve to his satisfaction, and was growing quite eager to see his grandfather. But the Rebbe did not appear to him. This caused Rabbi Menachem Mendel great pain.

Early one morning, Rabbi Menachem Mendel was making his way to the synagogue of his uncle and father-in-law, Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch (who had succeeded Rabbi Schneur Zalman as the leader of Chabad Chassidism). Rabbi Menachem Mendel's path took him through the marketplace of Lubavitch, which was just coming to life at this early hour. There he was approached by Reb Mordechai Eliyahu, a simple but G-d-fearing man who earned a meager livelihood by buying and selling in the marketplace.

"Please, Rabbi Menachem Mendel," Reb Mordechai Eliyahu was saying, "can you loan me five rubles until this evening or tomorrow morning? Today is a market day; if I had a few rubles in hand, I could hope to earn something, with G-d's help."

"Of course, Reb Mordechai Eliyahu," replied Rabbi Menachem Mendel. "Come to my home after the morning prayers, and I'll give you the money."

Rabbi Menachem Mendel arrived at the synagogue and began to prepare for his prayers. His tallit was already folded over his shoulder and he was examining its tzitzit prior to putting it on when the thought occurred to him: "Why did I tell Reb Mordechai Eliyahu that I'd give him the money after I've finished my prayers? Today is market day; surely every moment is precious to him. I should have given him the money immediately."

Removing the tallit from his shoulder, he rushed home, got the money, and went to look for Reb Mordechai Eliyahu. After a lengthy search, Rabbi Menachem Mendel located Reb Mordechai Eliyahu, gave him the loan, and returned to the synagogue.

And when Rabbi Menachem Mendel had put on his tallit and wrapped his tefillin around his arm and head, he saw his grandfather standing before him, his face radiant with joy.

Thirty years later, Rabbi Menachem Mendel related the events of that morning to his youngest child, Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch. "When one helps a fellow earn 70 kopeks on the sale of a calf," concluded Rabbi Menachem Mendel, "the gates of the heavenly chambers are opened before him."

Rabbi Shmuel subsequently told this story to his son, Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch. "Do we even know," he mused, "where to find the 'gates to the heavenly chambers' that are opened to us every time we do an act of charity? But no matter. The main thing is that we extend ourselves with a complete heart and true feeling. What greater joy can there be than the joy of being privileged to help a fellow man?"

(From Chabad.org)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!!

If you would like to dedicate the weekly Parsha Perspective in honor or memory of a person or occasion, please contact Rabbi Shusterman at yshusterman@chedermonsey.org

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rabbi Reuven Flamer sitting Shiva

Rabbi Reuven Flamer is sitting shiva for his father Binyamin Beinish Ben Avraham Yecheskel ע׳׳ה

Until Tuesday morning

He will be sitting shiva at 245 Summit park Rd Pomona, NY starting Friday morning .

Minyanim :

Shacharis: Friday and Sunday 9:00

Monday and Tuesday 7:30

Mincha: Sunday and Monday 5:00

Maariv: Sunday and Monday 8:00


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Davening Times for the week of Parshas Mishpotim for Tzemach Tzedek

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

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

Mincha - Sunday thru Thursday                                                                  5:25pm

Maariv - Sunday, thru Thursday                                                6:10, 8:30, 9:30pm

Friday, February 17, 2017

Parshas Yisro Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for Shabbos Parshas Yisro - Chof Beis Shevat:

Friday - ערב ש"ק


Licht Bentchen                                                                                       5:15pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos                                                                          5:31pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                                 6:00pm

No Kiddush between 6:10/6:00pm - 7:10/7:00pm

שבת קודש

Rov's Chassidus Shiur                                                                           8:45am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                            9:28am

Shacharis                                                                                               9:30am


Kiddush/Farbrengen following Davening

Minchah Gedolah                                                                                 12:37pm

Rov's Halochoh Shiur                                                                             4:30pm

Minchah                                                                                                  5:15pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                        6:17pm  

Avos U'bonim                                                                                        7:15pm

א גוטען שבת

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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 reading, Yitro (Shmos [Exodus] 18:1–20:23), records the momentous event of the Jewish people camping at Mount Sinai and receiving the Torah.

In the Dayenu hymn in the Passover Haggadah, we list all the wonders that G‑d did for us when we left Egypt. After each of the fifteen stanzas of this hymn we say, "dayenu" - "it would have sufficed us.", as the hymn begins "If He had brought us out from Egypt, and had not carried out judgments against them - dayenu, (it would have sufficed us!" ) etc.

One of the stanzas reads: "If He had brought us to Mount Sinai, but not given us theTorah - dayenu!" Now this seems puzzling. What in the world would be the point of going to Mount Sinai if not to receive the Torah? What other point is there in being there? After all, at this particular mountain there is neither food, water nor skiing.

But actually, something very special happened at Sinai even before G‑d appeared to the Jewish people. The Torah tells us that "Vayichan sham Yisrael neged hahar," "Israel camped there opposite the mountain." The biblical commentator Rashi points out that the word the Torah uses,  וַיִחַן (vayichan), is in the singular tense - "He camped" rather than "they camped." This, Rashi explains, denotes that the entire nation encamped there as one man with one heart.
indeed then, this Dayenu phrase ells us that if all that was accomplished with the Jews arriving at Mount Sinai was the Jewish people standing united for one moment - this itself is an accomplishment of amazing worth. Coming together as one and putting aside all our differences for a greater purpose is one of the greatest mitzvot we can do. It stands on its own, and was a moment of closeness to G‑d that carried intense significance, even if the Torah had not been given.

The lesson for us today is obvious. If we but  restrain ourselves from any action, comment or even a thought that may cause dissension and instead do, say, or  think something which would promote harmony amongst our people, then we have paralleled that greatest moment in Jewish history and all that it accomplished, the revelation of G-d at Sinai.

(Excerpts from Chabad.org - from Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!!

If you would like to dedicate the weekly Parsha Perspective in honor or memory of a person or occasion, please contact Rabbi Shusterman at yshusterman@chedermonsey.org

Monday, February 13, 2017

Shiva

Mrs. Shoshana Udelson, Mrs.  Chani Goodfriend, and Mrs. Devorah Drew will sitting shiva for Yosef Udelson at 10 Ashlawn Ave, Spring Valley.

Shiva will end Sunday morning.  People are requested not to come before 10 AM, between 4-7PM and not after 9 PM.

Dinka Kumer will be sitting at her house in Tzfas Israel and can be reached at + 972503040770

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Davening Times for the week of Parshas Yisro for Tzemach Tzedek

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

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

Mincha - Sunday thru Thursday                                                                  5:15pm

Maariv - Sunday, thru Thursday                                                6:05, 8:30, 9:30pm

Friday, February 10, 2017

Parshas Beshalach Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for Shabbos Shirah Parshas Beshalach - Tu B'Shvat:

Friday - ערב ש"ק


Licht Bentchen                                                                                       5:06pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos                                                                          5:22pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                                 5:55pm

No Kiddush between 6:11/6:00pm - 7:11/7:00pm

שבת קודש

Rov's Chassidus Shiur                                                                           8:45am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                            9:33am

Shacharis                                                                                               9:30am


Kiddush/Farbrengen following Davening

Minchah Gedolah                                                                                 12:37pm

Rov's Halochoh Shiur                                                                             4:20pm

Minchah                                                                                                  5:05pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                        6:09pm  

Avos U'bonim                                                                                        7:15pm

א גוטען שבת

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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

The story is told of the cantor who was approached after the synagogue services by an indignant member of the congregation.

"That was the most awful rendition I ever heard in my life!"

The president of the synagogue turned to the cantor to console him: "Oh don't worry about him, he just repeats what everyone else says!"

This week's Torah reading speaks of the song which Moses and the Israelites sang after the redemption from Egypt and the miraculous splitting of the sea: The verse states that "Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to G‑d..."

Like everything Jewish, there are several opinions about how the song was sung:

The Talmud tells us that according to Rabbi Akiva, Moses said the first few words of the verse, "For He has triumphed gloriously" and everybody responded, "I will sing to G‑d". They continued to respond with this refrain "I will sing to G‑d" after each verse that Moses sang.

According to Rabbi Eliezer, however, Moses sang "I will sing to G‑d," and everybody responded, repeating "I will sing to G‑d". They continued, with the entire congregation repeating each verse after their leader.

Rabbi Nechemiah’s opinion is that Moses began by singing the opening words of the song, following which each person sang the rest of the song on their own.

These three opinions represent three different degrees of leadership and ability to inspire.

Rabbi Akiva is showing us a scenario where the people are totally given over to their leader. He alone sings the song of gratitude to G‑d, with the people simply affirming everything that he is expressing.

Although it may appear to be the ultimate unity, with everybody united behind one cause, Rabbi Eliezer takes this is unity even further. According to him, they did not merely affirm what Moses was singing by repeating the same refrain, but they actually repeated the words themselves. It was more personalized. Each individual was able to internalize the words, thus becoming a reflection of that person's own deep feelings and comprehension. The very same words, expressed by hundreds of thousands of different people, were able to take on many different nuances, depending on the individual person.

Rabbi Nechemiah takes leadership to the ultimate level. If it is really coming from their own deepest, essential being, why should they need to repeat it after somebody? According to Rabbi Nechemiah's view, Moses merely started them off with a few words of the song, thereby inspiring them to reach deep within and experience the miracle, with the result that each of them sang the entire song on their own.

True leadership is about empowering others to tune in, to be in harmony with the leader and the ideals being expressed and lived, thereby becoming leaders in their own right.

This past Monday (February 6, 2017) in the Jewish calendar, was 10 Shvat, marking the 67th anniversary of the passing of the Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe OBM (in 1950) and the ascent to leadership of Rabbi Menachem M Schneerson, OBM (in 1951). To quote former Chief Rabbi of the UK, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, after having had audience with the Rebbe, “The world was wrong. When they thought that the most important fact about the Rebbe was that here was a man with thousands of followers, they missed the most important fact: That a good leader creates followers, but a great leader creates leaders”!

The Rebbe was indeed a great leader!

(Excerpts from Chabad.org - by Rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg)

Tu B'Shvat

This Shabbat in the Jewish calendar is the 15th day of the Hebrew month Shvat. This day, known as Tu b’Shvat (15th of Shvat), the Jewish Arbor day, also has its own beautiful customs and traditions. To learn more about this special day, click here.

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Listen to Rabbi Seligson's יו"ד שבט Farbrengen here: (Audio)

A large crowd of men and women turned out for a beautiful יו"ד שבט seudah and farbrengen with special guest the Mashpia Reb Michoel Seligson. After Maariv Reb Yosef Shandling - as has been doing for many years, chazzered the first two אותיות of the מאמר באתי לגני. After a few opening words from the מרא דאתרא Harav Lesches, Rabbi Seligson captivated the large crowd for hours with both a history of the days leading up to and following the first Yud Shvat, as well as many interesting stories about the Rebbe's devotion to Chassidim and the lessons we can take from them in our everyday lives.

The organizers would like to thank the sponsors of the event. The farbrengen would not have been possible with the tireless devotion and hard work of several people who wish to remain anonymous, as well as the Board of Directors and the גבאים.

Click Here for full audio







Yud Shevat Farbrengen with Rabbi YY Jacobson

Monday evening, Rabbi YY Jacobson will hold a grand Yud Shevat Farbrengen, for men, women and children.

Time: Monday, Yud Shevat, Feb. 6, 7:30 PM

Location: 20 Forshay Road, Monsey, NY.

Music by Ben Shimon.

Hot food will be served. All are welcome. Special section for women.

You can watch the event live on www.theyeshiva.net

Seeking Visitors

A lonely elderly Jewish woman from the Catskills moved to Fountain View assisted living.

She would most definitely appreciate a visitor once in a while. If anyone would like to volunteer, please contact me at 845-842-8082 or email me at Rabbi@jewishcatskills.org

Rabbi Simcha Zajac
Chabad of Rock Hill

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Yud Shevat Community Farbrengen

Please join us for what is sure to be an inspiring evening dedicated to strengthening our התקשרות to our Rebbe. Rabbi Michoel Seligson, son of Dr. Avrohom Seligson ע"ה, and a descendant of the Alter Rebbe, is a noted Mashpia and teacher of Chassidus and the author of a number of works, including the popular מפתח ענינים לשיחות קודש.  Maariv will be at 8:00. 


Davening Times for the week of Parshas Beshalach for Tzemach Tzedek

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

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

Mincha - Sunday thru Thursday                                                                  5:05pm

Maariv - Sunday                                                                                 5:55, 8:00pm

Maariv - Monday, thru Thursday                                                5:55, 8:30, 9:30pm

Friday, February 3, 2017

Parshas Bo Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

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

Friday - ערב ש"ק

Licht Bentchen                                                                                       4:57pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos                                                                          5:13pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                                 5:45pm

No Kiddush between 6:10/6:00pm - 7:10/7:00pm

שבת קודש

Early Minyanim for Krias HaTorah                                              approx. 8:15am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                            9:37am

Shacharis                                                                                               9:30am

Kiddush/Farbrengen following Davening

Minchah Gedolah                                                                                 12:36pm

Rov's Halochoh Shiur                                                                             4:15pm

Minchah                                                                                                  5:00pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                        6:00pm  

Avos U'bonim - special Melaveh Malka                                                  7:00pm

א גוטען שבת

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Additional Lainings before Shacharis this Shabbos























This being the Shabbos before Yud Shvat, there will be extra Lainings on Shabbos morning starting at approximately 8:15 AM.

The Aliyos will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional minyanim will happen during the regular Schachris laining as well.

Shacharis remains at 9:30am.

Annual Avos U'bonim Melave Malka

Attention all elementary boys and their fathers :

This Motzoei Shabbos, which is before Yud Shvat - is the Annual Avos U'Bonim Melave Malka to be held after the learning program in the Tzemach Tzedek Shul 2 Langeries Drive Monsey.

We thank Reb Refoel Huisman and family for sponsoring the program, in honor of their son Schneur's  birthday last week.

It will be a washing Melave Malka with stories of the Rebbe and the Frierdike Rebbe being told, in addition to the regular weekly raffles and prizes .

All elementary boys and their fathers are encouraged to attend!

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

The words ring out again and again in the biblical account of the Exodus story, as Moses repeatedly demands of the unrelenting Pharaoh that he grant the Jewish people their freedom, in the Torah portion this week Bo (Shmos [Exodus] 10:1- 13:16).

Actually, the precise words that Moses conveys to the stubborn monarch in the name of G‑d are, “Shalach ami v’yaavduni,” “Let My people go so that they may serve Me.” (Exodus 10:3)

It is interesting to see how some expressions and phrases become memorable and popular, while others just don’t seem to catch on. “Let My People Go” became the theme song for the story of Egypt and the Exodus way beyond the Jewish community. It has been used as a catchphrase for a variety of political causes. Unfortunately, the last Hebrew word of the phrase somehow got lost in the shuffle: v’yaavduni - “that they may serve Me” - never quite made it to the top of the charts. The drama of the Exodus captures our imagination, while the fact that that the purpose of leaving Egypt was to go to Sinai, receive G‑d’s Torah and fulfill Jewish destiny is less emphasized. The call to freedom excites the human spirit; the challenge of service and commitment, by contrast, doesn’t seem to elicit as much enthusiasm.

One might remember back  in the early ’70s, when Jews the world over were demonstrating for their oppressed brethren in the then Soviet Union, demanding of the Russian government that they allow Jews the freedom to leave if they wanted to. Their rallying cry was, “Let My People Go!” Sadly, they left out the v’yaavduni. We were so concerned about political liberties that we forgot a primary purpose of being free: to enjoy religious freedom and live fulfilled Jewish lives.

Indeed, for so many of our Russian brethren, obtaining their exit visas and acquiring freedom of movement did little to help them reclaim their spiritual heritage and identity. Seventy years of organized atheism behind the Iron Curtain left their toll. We are delighted that they can live in Israel (or Brighton Beach), but the fact remains that far too many remain outside of the Jewish community and its spiritual orbit.

It is clear that political freedom minus spiritual purpose equals disillusionment. Leaving Egypt without the vision of Sinai would be getting all dressed up with nowhere to go. It is not enough to let our people go. We have to take them somewhere. “That they may serve Me” means that we need to use our political freedom to experience the freedom and fulfillment of faith.

This forthcoming Monday (February 6, 2017) in the Jewish calendar is 10 Shvat, marking the 67th anniversary of the passing of the Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe OBM (in 1950) and the ascent to leadership of Rabbi Menachem M Schneerson, OBM. Throughout the years of their leadership, particularly here in America, this was a key theme – to teach and inspire all Jews  that true freedom must have with it  a life of spiritual purpose dedicated to G‑d’s service, in order to realize our destiny, achieve our goal and indeed be a “light unto the nations”.

(Excerpts from Chabad.org - by Rabbi Yossy Goldman)
 
May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!!

If you would like to dedicate the weekly Parsha Perspective in honor or memory of a person or occasion, please contact Rabbi Shusterman at yshusterman@chedermonsey.org