The Lamplighter
Chabad of Washington Heights' Weekly Newsletter
11 Sivan 5782 | June 10, 2022 | Torah Portion: Naso | Pirkei Avos: Ch. 1 | Issue #687
Wishing you Good Shabbos, Shabbat Shalom. Next week in Jerusalem!
Rabbi Yakov D. Kirschenbaum 

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Weekly Torah Classes
Schedule for Week of June 12-18
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#

  • Monday at 9:00 pm at Chabad: Gate of Trust
  • Tuesday, Wednesday at 9:00 pm: Tanya
  • Thursday at 9:00 pm at Chabad: Parshah Insights
  • Shabbos at 9:30 am: Tanya & Tuna
  • Shabbos at 7:20 pm: Talmudic Tales
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Friday, June 10
Light Candles at: 8:09 pm

Shabbat, June 11
Shabbat Ends: 9:18 pm

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Services are held at the Chabad House - 50 Overlook Terrace, side entrance

Shabbos P. Naso
shul - kleiman

Minchah,Kaballat Shabbat: 8:20 pm


Say Shema before: 9:07 am
Tanya & Tuna: 9:30 am
Shacharit: 10:00 am

Services followed by a kiddush, not-yet sponsored
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Minchah: 8:05 pm
Shabbat Ends/Maariv: 9:18 pm

Followed by Havdalah and a viewing of the  Living Torah video program
G-d Bless You!
By Rabbi Yossi Goldman, emissary of the Rebbe to Johannesburg, South Africa. Art by Sefira  Lightstone
“A blessing on your head, mazel tov, mazel tov,” said the Bobba Tzeitel in Tevye’s dream in Fiddler on the Roof. And doting grandparents do indeed bestow beautiful blessings upon their loved ones.

But in this week’s Torah reading, G‑d instructs the priests, “This is how you shall bless the children of Israel,” and then goes on to prescribe the Priestly Blessings which to this day, the Kohanim, members of the priestly tribe, confer upon our congregations.

Yivorechecha Hashem: May G‑d bless you and protect you.
Yaer Hashem: May G‑d cause His countenance to shine upon you and give you grace.
Yisa Hashem: May G‑d raise His countenance towards you and grant you peace.
11 Kippah Facts Every Jewish Guy Should Know
By Rabbi Yeuhda Altein | Art by Rivka Korf Studio
1. A Kippah Is a Head-Covering

kippah is a head-covering traditionally worn by Jewish men and boys as a sign of reverence and respect to G‑d.

2. It Is Also Called a Yarmulke or Koppel

Kippah (lit. dome) is the Hebrew word for skullcap. It is also referred to in Yiddish as a yarmulke, or less frequently as a koppel (lit. little cap).

According to many, yarmulke is a contraction of the Aramaic words yarei malka, “awe of the King” (referring to G‑d), since wearing it reminds us that there is a Higher Being above us.
Moshiach Now: A Clear & Present Possibilty
By Rabbi J. Immanuel Shochet, from "Living With Moshiach," published by  Kehot.
The laws of a Nazirite teach us a most significant principle about our belief in the coming of Moshiach.

Halachah (Torah-law) decrees: If one declares, “I undertake to become a Nazirite on the day that Moshiach will come,” then if he made this vow on a weekday he is forever bound by it from that very moment. If he made his vow on a Shabbat or Yom Tov (festival-day), it will become operative from the next day onwards, forever, but not on that day itself. For it is uncertain whether Moshiach will or will not come on a Shabbat or Yom Tov, which, therefore, precludes making the vow operative on that day (Eruvin 43b; Hilchot Nezirut 4:11).

This demonstrates clearly the fact that “the day that Moshiach will come” is a possibility that applies to each day. Thus we say in our daily prayers, “every day (and all day long) we hope for Your salvation”; or in the version of the Thirteen Principles of the Faith: “I await his coming every day.”
Egg Drop Soup with Chicken and Corn 
By Levana Kirschenbaum | 5/29/22
 From Levanacooks.com
I make my egg drop soup a complete meal with the addition of chicken and fresh corn. Amazing that any dish showcasing such basic ingredients and that cooks so fast can end up tasting so awesome! Dinner is just a few minutes away.

Every single ingredient here is a star in its own right and packs a mighty punch. Very short and sweet list, so don’t skip or substitute any of them. I have even left mushrooms out of the equation so as not to upstage the equally quick cooking (and equally delicious) miso soup.
From Bernie Rappaport

After morning prayers Efriam Schnitzelstein went shopping at his local supermarket.
He saw an African-American woman trying to get her young child to put down a candy bar he had picked off the shelf.

"Latrell, you put that down! It's not kosher!"

Intrigued, the young man decided to investigate. "Excuse me, ma'am, are you Jewish?"


"So, why did you say that?"

"Why? I'll tell you why. 'Cuz I see all them Jewish mothers saying that to their kids -- and it works, so I decided to try it."
"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