The Lamplighter
Chabad of Washington Heights' Weekly Newsletter
20 Sivan, 5780 | June 12, 2020 | Torah Portion: Beha'aloscha | Pirkei Avot: Ch. 2 | #594
Wishing you a Good Shabbos - Shabbat Shalom - next week in Jerusalem!
Rabbi Yakov D. Kirschenbaum 
To say a prayer for the good health and well-being of people everywhere, and for the security of the people of Israel, click here
Friday, June 12
Light Candles: 8:10 pm

Shabbat, June 13
Shabbat Ends: 9:19 pm

Find out more  about Shabbat & Holiday candle-lighting
-- For an aid to praying at home, CLICK HERE

--Latest time to say Shema: 9:07 am

--Torah Portion: Beha'aloscha
For text, CLICK HERE  
For audio, CLICK HERE  

--After Minchah, , we say   Chapter 2 of Pirkei Avot -  Ethics of the Fathers

May it be G-d's will that our shul and all shuls fully reopen safely very soon...hopefully in Jerusalem with Moshiach!
Trumpets of War and Trumpets of Peace
By  Yossi Winner , emissary of the Libavitcher Rebbe to the University of Arizona; adapted from a talk of the Luavitcher Rebbe, Likkutei Sichot, Vol. 13, Behaalotecha I. Art by  Sefira Ross
“America is no different!” declared the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory—upon his arrival to America in 1940.

In Soviet Russia, the Rebbe (known as the Previous Rebbe) had galvanized his Chassidim to continue teaching and spreading Judaism in the face of resistance and persecution. He built Jewish underground schools,  mikvahs , and synagogues. Due to his heroic efforts, Judaism was kept alive even during the height of communist suppression. CONTINUE
The Mystery of the Second Suit
By  Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Zevin 's Sippurei Chassidim; translation/adaptation by Rabbi Yanki Tauber . Art by  Sefira Ross
A man once came to the chassidic master Rabbi Yerachmiel of Pshischa with his tale of woe:

“Rebbe, I am a tailor. Over the years I have earned quite a reputation for my expertise and the high quality of my work. All the nobles in the area order their livery and their ladies’ dresses from me. CONTINUE
By Rabbi Dov Bialo. From collive.com
  By Levana Kirschenbaum

Meet Seitan, the ancient addition to the modern kitchen.

By way of, first and foremost, introduction: Seitan is an ancient Asian high protein and highly nutritious food made entirely from wheat gluten. Wikipedia gives a  comprehensive description of Seitan ,
CONTINUE for recipes
For a guide on how to halachically wash/check vegetables,  click here
Special thanks to Bernie Rappaport for this week's Jewish Joke
Emily Post.

"Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home, and when he grows up, he'll never be able to merge his car onto the freeway." "
Schedule for Week of June 14-20
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