The Lamplighter
Chabad of Washington Heights' Weekly Newsletter
17 Adar, 5780 | March 13, 2020 | Torah Portion: Ki Sisa - Parah | Issue #583
Wishing you a good, safe and healthy Shabbos - next week in Jerusalem!!
Rabbi Yakov D. Kirschenbaum 
7 things you can do for the security and well-being of Israel -   click here | To say a prayer for Israel,  click here
Friday, March 13
Light Candles: 6:43 pm

Shabbat, March 14
Shabbat Ends: 7:43 pm

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

Shabbat P. Ki Tisa - Parah
shul - kleiman

Minchah, Kaballat Shabbat: 6:45 pm


Chassidus on the Parshah: 9:00 am
Shacharis: 10:00 am
Say Shema before: 10:04 am 

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

Talmudic-Tales Class: 5:55 pm
Minchah: 6:40 pm
Maariv/Shabbat Ends: 6:43 pm

Followed by Havdallah
Reasoning the Stone
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe ; adapted by Rabbi Yanki Tauber. Courtesy of  MeaningfulLife.com . Art by  Rivka Korf Studio
And Moses turned and went down from the mountain, and the two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand: tablets inscribed from end to end, on the one side and on the other were they written.

And the tablets were the work of G‑d, and the writing was the writing of G‑d, engraved upon the tablets. Exodus 32:15 -16

The Torah refers to its 613 divine commandments by an array of synonyms:  mitzvah  (commandment),  dibbur  (word),  mishpat  (law),  ed  (testimonial), and  chok  (decree), among others. CONTINUE
Megillah Over the Phone or Livestream?
By Rabbi   Yehuda Shurpin. Art by  Rivka Korf Studio ,
Due to fears of the coronavirus, I was thinking of staying home and listening to the Megillah 
over the phone. Is that a viable option?

Microphones and Telephones

Before we discuss a situation like the coronavirus, let’s first address listening over the telephone under ordinary circumstances. CONTINUE
By Rabbi Dov Bialo
CLICK HERE for video
   By Levana Kirschenbaum
MARCH 10, 2010

Read about Levana's books, recipes , etc. - click here .

Millet burgers are proof that millet is not just birdfeed!

I have been making these wonderful veggie millet burgers since long before the gluten-free craze set in, and for no other reason than that I am devoted to experimenting with every single grain out there. Their preparation is very much like making latkas, but making them larger for a main course. As satisfying as a meat burger, only much lighter and much more nutritious!
CONTINUE for recipe
For a guide on how to halachically wash/check vegetables,  click here
How to Deal With a Police Ticket
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Schedule for week of March 15-21
Torah Study
-Monday at 8:30 pm
The Essence of Chassidus

-Thursday at 8:30 pm
Parshah Insights

-Shabbat at 6:05 pm
Talmudic Tales (Ein Yakov)
"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