Friday, December 27, 2019

שבת חנוכה and week of פרשת ויגש

Mrs. Chana Levy Sitting Shiva

Mrs. Chana Levy is sitting shiva for her sister Mrs. Edith Bloch, a"h, at her home at 7 Cloverdale Ln. (off W Maple Avenue) on Motzoei Shabbos -- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. (not Sunday)

 May We Hear Only Simchas

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Mazel Tov Markovitses!

Mazel Tov to Rabbi & Mrs. Sender Markovits on the birth of a baby girl!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Kaufman Bris Tomorrow

Mazel Tov to Mr. & Mrs. Avrohom Kaufman on the birth of a baby boy. The Bris will take place tomorrow morning, Friday, at 8:15 am at their home, 20 Morris Road, Spring Valley.

Mazel Tov!

Shabbos Parshas Toldos and Week of ויצא schedule

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Dovid Kaplan's Shiurim Service: Important Announcement!

Dear Anash Smartphoners...

For many weeks already, I have been working on how to improve.

CD technology is now "The Old" (new cars no longer include a CD player), so my decision is to share the exact same weekly Shiurim, as links in a text to my WhatsApp group, . A few weeks ago, my Cd duplicator broke, forcing me to do something now, A La this explanatory announcement on our Monsey Anash Blog.

 If you want to make sure you are included in my WhatsApp group,”Smartphoner’s Links”, please send me an email to  with your whatsApp texting phone number.

For the most part I have my finger on the pulse of These Shiurim:
Rabbi Y.Y.Jacobson, Rabbi Yossi Paltiel, and Rabbi Reuven Wolf

 if you think any other particular Shiur is worthy of Sharing, please email me the link to it, so I can check it out and share it.

 thank you very much!

It is my pleasure and honor, to use my precious commodity of time in such an important endeavor.

 K'siva V’Chasima Tova!

Dovid Kaplan

Monday, September 23, 2019

Mazel Tov Backmans!

Mazel Tov to Rabbi Shlomo and Aidel Backman upon the birth of a granddaughter, born to Rabbi Simcha and Shterny Backman of Los Angeles, California.

Farewell Kiddush for the Webbs this Shabbos

Congregation Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey

 צאתכם לשלום
Tzvi and Chaya Webb are founding members of our shul and pillars of our community. Now, after 30+ years, the Webbs have decided to move to Crown Heights to be close to their children. Our loss is someone else's gain. We will all miss them, but to show our appreciation and wish them the best in their new stage there will be a large kiddush in their honor this coming Shabbos Mevorchim, פרשת נצבים.  We humbly suggest that all shul members and friends make a small donation to the kiddush. Anyone interested in sponsoring should please contact either Avraham Polinger or Hershel Rosenbluh.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Rabbi Markowitz Esrogim

As in the past, Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz will be selling Esrogim for the community at reduced pricing during the following times:

         Wednesday, October 2, (3rd of Tishrei) 7:30 - 10:30pm

·         Thursday, October 3, (4th of Tishrei) 7:30 - 10:30

·         Motzoai shabbos shuva 1 hour after zman - Midnight

·         Sunday, October 6, (7th of Tishrei) 2:00pm - 10:30pm

·         Monday, October 7, (8th of Tishrei) 7:30 - 10:30pm

·         Thursday, October 10, (11th of Tishrei) 7:30 – 10:30

Esrogim can be picked up at his home 24 Briarcliff Drive (downstairs entrance),

If the above times don’t work for you, please call 914-906-6878 and we will accommodate you.

Shabbos Selichos/ Parshas Ki Savo and week of Netzovim, 5779 schedule

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Mrs. Rachel Sabol Sitting Shiva

Mrs. Rachel Sabol is currently sitting shiva after the petirah of her father. She is sitting in her home at 7 Woodwind Ln., New Hempstead. She will be sitting until Friday afternoon. Besuros Tovos.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Seeking Package Delivery to Montreal

If you are coming to Montreal between now and Rosh Chodesh Elul, and you would be able to bring a package, please contact

Thank you

Friday, June 28, 2019

Mazal Tov Rothsteins!

Mazal tov to Mr. and Mrs. Yaakov and Shulamit Geulah Rothstein on the marriage of their children Rabbi Isaiah and Leah Rothstein

Friday, May 17, 2019

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

Dedicated in memory of Elka bas Zisel OBM

And in memory of Leah bas Rochel OBM

The Parsha this week, Emor, (Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:23) presents an interesting Mitzva. “A bull, sheep or goat that is born to you shall remain under its mother for seven days. From the eighth day onward it is acceptable as an offering to G-d" (Vayikra (Leviticus) 22:27). 

Why does the Torah refer to the newborn animals by their mature names instead of the usual calf, lamb and kid? The Torah wants to teach us that an animal is born with its entire potential already actualized. It cannot develop into something greater than it already is at this “age”.

Its qualities will never erode, but its inherent faults will always remain.

Young at Heart

Not so for human beings. Man is always capable of more. Rabbi Akiva, for example, was forty years old before he learned to read Hebrew, yet he became one of the greatest Torah scholar in history. Every human being, background and affiliation notwithstanding, can transform him or herself and thus make great strides forward.

The Circumcision Milestone

A calf is born and lives for one week. Having completed one full cycle of life, it reaches its greatest milestone: it is ready to be brought as an offering before G-d. There is no sense in waiting any longer for it won't develop into more than it already is. Mankind, on the other hand, lives for one week and only then begins the journey. Circumcision, performed on the eighth day, enables us to begin a process that only intensifies as we grow and mature.

(Though girls are not circumcised they don't miss out on this process. Jewish thought views women as endowed at birth with the inherent quality that men receive only at circumcision. In this sense women begin their process of spiritual growth one week earlier, from the time of birth.)

Forward March

It is never too late to turn over a new leaf. Life is filled with milestones. Birth, circumcision, bar/bat mitzvah, graduation, marriage, parenting, grand parenting and so on. If physical maturity marches inexorably forward, it follows that spiritual maturity can, and should, at the very least, keep pace.

(excerpts from - Rabbi  Lazer Gurkow)

Friday, May 10, 2019


Rabbi Lesches' Pirkei Avos class continues this Shabbos afternoon for women and girls (high school and older).

"A fantastic class! Don't miss it!"

Shabbos Afternoon
5:45 pm
10 Langeries Dr. - The home of Devorah Hayman

Shabbos קדושים and week of אמור schedule

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

Have you ever felt like losing your temper but at the last moment you managed to restrain yourself? These types of inner battles often happen when encountered by a traffic officer or similar representatives of officialdom. But this conflict can happen just as well on the domestic front.....and the same restraint is needed!

The Parshah of Kedoshim (Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20:27), begins with the concept that we should be holy. What exactly does this mean? The commenter Rashi explains that the term "holy" implies self-restraint. There are many temptations in life. To be holy means to have the ability to control one's immediate impulses.

Another commentator, Nachmanides, makes the point that this self-restraint may sometimes take a person to a point beyond the simple letter of the law. Jewish law permits a person to eat kosher food: but should one be an out-and-out glutton? According to this view, even if the food is as kosher as could be, restraint is power; it shows that one is truly free as an individual, rather than just being just a slave of one's appetite.

Do you remember the story of Jacob and Esau and the plate of lentils? One way of understanding that story is that Esau was ready to sell his birthright, the most precious thing in his life, for a plate of food. One response might be: "How pathetic!" Others might feel sympathy with someone who is sometimes a slave to his senses. They might say that after all, this is our human situation. Nonetheless, one  should expect a person to aspire to be master of his or her own being. A human being, yes. An animal -- no.

Much of the Parshah is devoted to giving guidelines about this kind of self-mastery, in a number of different areas of life. The keynote to all these is the famous teaching "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Leviticus 19:18). Rabbi Akiva taught that this is the great principle of the Torah and it relates to all other aspects of Jewish thought and all areas of personal relationships. This includes, as well, the instruction not to take revenge, nor even to bear a grudge. This certainly needs self-control: in our actions, our words and even our thoughts.
Imagine such a person! Does he or she actually exist?

We can imagine this behavior happening with a very simple, naive or even inspired kind of person, who never sees bad in anyone. Or we can imagine a person of power, who has acquired genuine inner self-mastery. But us, for ourselves as well? Can we exercise such self-restraint? But if the Torah instructs us to do so, then we have that ability!
What is power? Throughout history people thought that it means mastery over others. Now we realize, it is mastery over oneself.

Daily life presents us with many instances of personal battles and confrontations, as suggested and implied in our Parshah. This would include our relationships with our parents, in business dealings, dealing with giving charity, in the borders and involvements between men and women, and also regarding our behavior when we are genuinely in power over others, e.g. as judges - to be fair in all areas of judgment to both rich and poor.

This Torah portion poses the challenge for man to exercise the power of restraint, in order to build a world of goodness for the future. Man has that ability to restrain himself when and where needed, which will help bring about an entire world filled with holiness.

 (Excerpts from – by Rabbi  Tali Loewenthal)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Schedule for Shabbos Acharei and Week of Kedoshim

Mazel Tov Strasbergs!

Mazel Tov to Yankel & Shaindel Strasberg on the birth of a baby boy on Shabbos, Achron Shel Pesach!

Mazel Tov to the zeide R’ Shmuel Klein & family.

 שלום זכר
Friday night at 3 Jonathan Pl., Spring Valley

on Shabbos Day at 1pm at above location

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Levaya of Mrs. Lenore Tauber

Boruch Dayan HaEmes

We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Lenore Tauber, OBM, (Leah Zissel bas Avraham) the mother of Mrs. Fraida Cohen.

 Levaya: The levaya will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12:00 pm at the Bloomfield Cooper Jewish Chapel, 2130 Kings Highway, Ocean, NJ, and kevura will be at BethEl Cemetery (Cedar Park/BethEl) , 735 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ.

(For information or updates on the timing of the kevura, text Rabbi Cohen 845-216-4554).

Shiva: Mrs. Cohen will begin sitting shiva with her siblings at her sister’s home - 1100A Thornbury Lane, Manchester NJ and then in her own home at 5 Crestview Terrace, Monsey, starting on Friday and ending on Tuesday morning.

The family requests to limit visits from 10:30 am - 10:30 pm.
 May we share only good news in the future.
 The Cohen Family

 .המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים