The Lamplighter
Chabad of Washington Heights' Weekly Newsletter
5 Iyar - 20 to the Omer - 5782 | May 6, 2022 | Torah Portion: Kedoshim | Issue #683
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 May 8-14
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 7:00 pm: Talmudic Tales
Weekly Shabbat Dinners - RSVP for tonight!
Friday, May 6
Light Candles at: 7:39 pm

Shabbat, May 7
Shabbat Ends: 8:44 pm

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

Shabbos P. Kedoshim
shul - kleiman

Minchah,Kaballat Shabbat: 7:50 pm


Say Shema before: 9:17 am
Tanya & Tuna: 9:30 am
Shacharit: 10:00 am

Services followed by a Kiddush, not-yet sponsored
To sponsor this week's kiddush or any kiddush, click here

Class at "The Beis" w/ R' Kirschenbaum: 6:00 pm

Minchah: 7:35 pm
Shabbat Ends/Maariv: 8:44 pm

Followed by Havdalah and a viewing of the  Living Torah video program
Too Important to Sin
By Rabbi Aharon Loschak; art by Rivka Korf Studio
To Sir, With Love is a classic ‘60s film that tells the story of a newly hired teacher attempting to educate a class known for its unruly, incorrigible, and sometimes violent behavior. After some failure, he implements a new strategy: to treat them as adults and allow them to discuss issues of their own choosing.

As adults, he insists that the students use proper forms of address (both toward him and among themselves) and take pride in their appearance and deportment.
An Irresistible Team
 Adapted by Yerachmiel Tilles from A Treasury of Chassidic Tales by Rabbi S.Y. Zevin (Artscroll). Taken from Ascentofsafed.com
Maharash's Kever
Rabbi Shmuel Schneersohn, the fourth Lubavitcher Rebbe known as "the Maharash," would often go driving in his carriage in the countryside. On his way he always passed through a certain village near Lubavitch, although he never stopped off at the inn there which was owned by a Jew.

On one occasion, though, he asked the driver to stop the carriage outside it, climbed down and entered the inn, but found no one there apart from two small children.

"Where are your father and mother?" he asked them.
Nothing Will Be Lost
Quoted from a talk of the Lubavitcher Rebbe - Shabbos P. Acharei-Kedoshim 5751-1991. Taken from Dvarmalchus770.org
Redemption does not mean that we abandon all the activities which we carry out in the exile. On the contrary, by definition, the word implies that during the exile certain activities were carried out under subjugation to other forces, and in the Era of the Redemption, we will be freed from this subjugation.

The redemption will involve freeing all the elements of existence that have been subjugated in the exile. Nothing will be lost.  On the contrary, everything will be redeemed. Every single Jew will be redeemed. We will leave “with our youth and with our elders… with our sons and with our daughters.” And “their gold and silver will accompany them.”

All the positive activities and achievements of the Jews (and also the non-Jews) in the exile will not be nullified. What will be nullified is the concealment of the world’s true inner being which is brought on by the material substance of the world and the subjugation to the rules of nature that exists at present. But all the positive aspects of the exile will remain, and indeed will be elevated.
Red Cabbage Swiss Chard Sausage Recipe
By Levana Kirschenbaum | 5/6/15
 From Levanacooks.com
I made my Swiss chard sausage with Grow and Behold

I developed this recipe with their product foremost in mind. You just gotta taste their Sausages and Beef Bacon: I am mighty proud of my fantastic newborn Grow and Behold Swiss chard sausage baby!
For a guide on how to halachically 
wash/check vegetables, click here
From Bernie Rappaport

What is the philosophy of a skunk?

I stink, therefore I am.
"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