The Lamplighter
Chabad of Washington Heights' Weekly Newsletter
11 Tammuz, 5780 | July 3, 2020 | Torah Portion: Chukas-Balak | Pirkei Avot: Ch. 5 | #597
This Shabbos and Sunday are 12-13 Tammuz, the anniversary of The previous Lubavitcher Rebbe's release from Communist imprisonment (1927). It is celebrated as a Festival of Redemption !! ( click here )

We will have a Farbrengen/Melavah Malkah Saturday night at 10:15 pm at the Chabad House!

Happy 12-13 Tammuz!!
Happy July 4th! G-d bless America!

Wishing you a Good Shabbos - Shabbat Shalom - next week in Jerusalem!
Rabbi Yakov D. Kirschenbaum  
To say a prayer for the good health and well-being of people everywhere, and for the security of the people of Israel, click here
Friday, July 3
Light Candles: 8:13 pm

Shabbat, July 4
Shabbat Ends: 9:21 pm

Find out more  about Shabbat & Holiday candle-lighting
Services are held at the Chabad House - 50 Overlook Terrace, side entrance

Shabbat P. Chukas-Balak
12 Tammuz - Festival of Redemption!
shul - kleiman
Minchah, Kaballat Shabbat: 8:15 pm

Say Shema before: 9:12 am 
Shacharis: 10:15 am

Services followed by a kiddush-Farbrengen, sponsored by Eytan and Shelby Basch in honor of the their newborn girl Beila Fruma bat Eytan Chaim & Sara Rochel. Mazal tov!!
To sponsor a kiddush,   click here

Minchah: 7:00 pm
Maariv/Shabbat Ends: 9:21 pm

Followed by Havdalah and a viewing of the  Living Torah  weekly video program
Why Did Moses Hit the Rock?
By Rabbi Naftali Silberberg is a writer, editor and director of the curriculum department at the  Rohr Jewish Learning Institute .. Art by  Rivka Korf Studio
Moses hitting the rock is one of the most mystifying episodes recounted in the Torah.
The well that supplied the Israelites with water dried up. G‑d instructed Moses to go to Mount Horeb and extract water from a rock. Moses did so successfully, but in the course of executing G‑d's command, he commits a grave error. As a result, it is decreed that Moses must die in the desert, and Joshua will be the one who will lead the Israelites in to the Promised Land. CONTINUE
The Coin Toss Was Not Random
By Rabbi Shalom Avtzon - in honor of 12-13 Tammuz, the anniversary of The previous Lubavitcher Rebbe's release from Communist imprisonment (1927).
At the age of fifteen, the sixth Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, took the position of personal assistant to his father, Rabbi Sholom DovBer, the Rebbe Rashab.

This meant that anyone—even veteran rabbis and prestigious leaders—who came to discuss communal matters with the Rebbe Rashab, would discuss them with his son as well. CONTINUE
By Rabbi Dov Bialo. From Collive.com
Millennial Dinner
As cool and as exciting as it sounds

For the first time since the Corona Craziness started, we hosted a mini dinner. My three children and a dear nephew. 4 total.

Hmmm, most interesting and odd Corona-imposed Millennial Dinner Seating Arrangement, but it worked beautifully: two in the North Pole separated by 6+ feet, two in the South Pole separated by 6+ feet, and me and hubs hovering over the brood from somewhere in the Equidistant Equator Zone.
CONTINUE for recipes
For a guide on how to halachically wash/check vegetables,  click here
To the dude who stole my glasses:

I will find you. I have contacts.

Special thanks to Bernie Rappaport for this week's Jewish Joke
Schedule for Week of July 5-11
Classes are held on Zoom - ID# 858-784-1721 Password: 9R3NEZ, on Facebook Live and on the phone at 646-558-6338 - code is 613770#.

--Sunday, Tuesday, & Wednesday at 9:00 pm
The Daily Tanya

--Monday at 9:00 pm
Chassidic Philosophy

--Thursday at 9:00 pm
Parshah Insights
"Everyone must regard himself and the world as evenly poised between good and guilt...If he performed a good deed, he has shifted the balance of his fate, and that of the entire world to good, and has brought deliverance and salvation upon himself and upon them all."
-Maimonides, Laws of Teshuvah Ch. 3, Law 4
"The time of our redemption has arrived."
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, 1990-1 See Yalkut Shimoni Yeshayahu, remez 499