The Lamplighter
Chabad of Washington Heights' Weekly Newsletter
28 Tishrei, 5781 | October 16, 2020 | Torah Portion: Bereishis | Issue #611
Wishing you a Good Shabbos Bereishis, Shabbat Shalom, and a Good Month of Marcheshvan. Next week in Jerusalem!
Rabbi Yakov D. Kirschenbaum 
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May G-d repay your kindness manifold.
Friday, October 16
Light Candles: 5:55 pm

Shabbat, October 17
Shabbat Ends: 6:52 pm

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

Shabbos Bereishis
Shabbos Mevorchim Marcheshvan
shul - kleiman
Minchah, Kaballat Shabbat: 6: 00 pm

Tehillim: 8:30 am
Say Shema before: 9:53 am 
Shacharit: 10:00 am

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

Minchah: 5:55 pm
Shabbat Ends/Maariv: 6:52 pm

Followed by Havdalah and a large-screen viewing of the Living Torah video program
What was Adam’s Purpose Before the Sin of the Forbidden Fruit?
By Rabbi Yehuda Shurpinrabbi of the Chabad Shul in S. Louis Park, Minn. Art by Sefira Ross
If part of Man’s purpose is to rectify the world from the effects of the sin of the forbidden fruit, what was Adam’s job before he sinned?

Man was created for the specific purpose of revealing G‑dliness in this world. Even with regards to Adambefore he sinned, the verse states, “Now the L‑rd G‑d took the man, and He placed him in the Garden of Eden to work it and to guard it.” CONTINUE
A Sudden Specialist
Adapted by Yerachmiel Tilles from a post on Torah.org by Rabbi Label Lam. Taken from Ascentofsafed.com
A certain Dr. Goldstein from Queens, an ear, nose, and throat specialist, was once visited by a couple with their daughter who was stricken with classic deafness, for which there is no known cure. The Doctor would have dismissed them without any medical attention, but they insisted that the Ribnitzer Rebbe had sent them specifically to him for a treatment and a cure. So to appease their persistence, he prescribed a regimen of vitamins and sent them on their way. CONTINUE
By Rabbi Dov Bialo
By Levana Kirschenbaum | October 12, 2020 | From Levanacooks.com
Amazing white autumn vegetable soup lineup, and perfectly seasonal.

Each flavor and texture plays off and complements one another. Of course you can skip one of the vegetables and double up on another. You can tweak the amounts of each ingredient i am suggesting. But my soup as is comes out so fabulous, that my recommendation is to start out with the listed ingredients the same way I made mine, then see what tweak, if any, you might want to make. You might want to play with other white (white is the operative word here) vegetables or grains as well; in this case take out some of the listed ingredients, to suit your personal preferences: canned chickpeas, mushrooms, cauliflower, steel-cut oats. All super nutritious, and relatively low carb.
CONTINUE for recipe
"With my runny nose and high temperature, I made sure to shake everyone's hands in the doctors' waiting room.

"It's how I make friends and influenza people."
- Dale Carnegie, 1935
Schedule for Week of October 18-24
Classes are held on Zoom - ID# 858-784-1721 Passoword: 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