The Lamplighter
Chabad of Washington Heights' Weekly Newsletter
9 Marcheshvan 5782 | October 15, 2021 | Torah Portion: Lech Lecha | Issue #656
Wishing you a Good Shabbos - Shabbat Shalom. Next week in Jerusalem!
Rabbi Yakov D. Kirschenbaum 
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Weekly Torah Classes
Schedule for Week of October 17-23
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
  • Thursday at 9:00 pm at Chabad: Parshah Insights
  • Shabbos at 9:30 am: Tanya & Tuna
  • Shabbos at 5:00 pm: Talmudic Tales
Friday, Oct. 15
Light Candles at: 5:57 pm

Shabbat, Oct. 16
Shabbat Ends: 6:54 pm

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

Shabbos P. Lech Lecha
shul - kleiman

Minchah, Kaballat Shabbat 6:05 pm


Tanya & Tuna: 9:30 am
Say Shema before: 9:52 am
Shacharit: 10:00 am

Services followed by a Kiddush, sponsored by Kaila Klatzkin in honor of her parents being in town!
To sponsor a kiddush,  click here

Talmudic Tales Class: 5:10 pm
Minchah: 5:55 pm
Shabbat Ends/Maariv: 6:57 pm

Followed by Havdalah and a viewing of the Living Torah video program
Is There a Limit to Tolerance?
By Rabbi Aharon Loschak; based on based on Torah Ohr of the Alter Rebbe, Lech Lecha 12a.
Here’s a controversial line I read the other day:

“We cannot force another country to change its values and customs so they better reflect our own. But we don't have to accept them, either. Some customs and values are not worthy of our tolerance.”

Do you agree or disagree?
A Son for a Son
Adapted by Yerachmiel Tilles from friendsofefrat.org. Taken from Ascentofsafed.com
In the early 2000's, Gadi Rimon, an Israeli Defense Force soldier stationed outside of Ramallah, was shot by an Arab terrorist. It happened very early in the morning, and no one else was awake to hear it. Gadi passed out and was bleeding steadily, his life heading toward a silent end.
"You Have Not Awaited My Kingdom?!"
From the Chofetz Chaim on the Torah, Noach. Taken from Chabadwestside.org
The Midrash tells us that G‑d complained to the Jewish people, “You have loved my Torah and not awaited my Kingdom?!” The foundation of everything is the belief in Moshiach. We are obligated to wait, yearn and beseech, “When will You reign in Zion?!”
Sheperd Pie
By Levana Kirschenbaum | Dec. 7 '10
 From Levanacooks.com
This is one of my favorite comfort foods, and a big Sephardi Favorite that appears at every holiday table. It goes by several aliases, all very closely related. Shepherd pie in English. Hachis Parmentier in English. Pastella in Arabic, probably Spanish-derived. I love to make it with bison, tomorrow’s meat I hope, even predict! If you find it by all means use it. Otherwise ground beef or poultry will work perfectly for this shepherd pie, even ground fish.
CONTINUE for recipe
From Bernie Rappaport

A keyring is a handy little gadget that allows you to lose all your keys at once.
"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