The Lamplighter
Chabad of Washington Heights' Weekly Newsletter
11 Iyar - 26 to the Omer - 5781 | April 23, 2021 | Torah Portion: Acharei Mos-Kedoshim | Pirkei Avot: Ch. 3 | Issue #635
Wishing you a a good Shabbos - Shabbat Shalom.
Next week in Jerusalem!
Rabbi Yakov D. Kirschenbaum 
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Friday, April 23
7:26 pm

Shabbat, April 24
Shabbat Ends: 8:29 pm

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

Shabbos P. Acharei Mos-Kedoshim
shul - kleiman
Minchah, Kabalat Shabbat: 7:35 pm

Say Shema before: 9:26 am 
Tanya & Tuna: 9:45 am
Shacharit: 10:15 am

Services followed by a Kiddush, sponsored by Aaron Wold, in honor of the imminent arrival of Moshiach
To sponsor a kiddush, click here

Talmudic Tales-Ein Yakov Class: 6: 45 pm
Minchah: 7:30 pm
Shabbat Ends/Maariv: 8:29 pm

Followed by Havdalah, Kiddush Levana, and a viewing of the Living Torah video program
Fake It Until They Make It?
By Rabbi Aharon Loschak; Art by Rivka Korf Studio
In the fabled town of Chelm, that backward city of fools, the townspeople were once wondering how it came to be that their mayor assumed his position.

They approached their leader, known to them as “Mr. Mayor,” and asked him how it was that he, of all people, had been chosen to lead the town.
Waters of Goodness
Adapted By Rabbi Hillel Baron, emissary of the Rebbe to Columbia, MD from "The Storyteller", published by Kehot.
An innkeeper arrived at the court of the famous Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech of Dinov, known as the “Bnei Yissaschar,” complaining that his landlord planned to evict him from his inn.

The rebbe asked the Jew if he lived in a certain city, and if his inn was designed a certain way. When the Jew answered yes, the rebbe asked if there was still a well with good tasting water in the courtyard. When the innkeeper nodded again, the rebbe said that there was nothing to worry about, and everything would work out.

As a reply to the man’s befuddlement, the rebbe told him the following story:
Active Love
This week’s Torah portion commands us on the Mitzvah of Ahavat Yisrael, “You shall love your fellow as yourself.” Ahavat Yisrael encompasses all forms of charity and kindness that we perform for others, whether in physical or spiritual matters.

When one engages in Ahavat Yisrael, one brings benefit not only to the other person but also to oneself. For example, when one gives charity to a poor person, the poor person benefits, but the giver benefits as well - G-d will repay his generosity many times over.
By Levana Kirschenbaum | Sep.8, 2016
From Levanacooks.com
A Potato Salad Recipe? Seriously, what’s the big deal about potato salad, and why even dignify such a mundane dish with a formal recipe? Why can’t we just, ummm, dice some potatoes, slather them with mayo, throw in some seasonings and chopped onions, and bingo, we got potato salad?
For a guide on halachically washing/checking vegetables, click here
From Bernie Rappaport

I joined an ambidextrous group but it didn't feel right so I left.
"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