The Lamplighter
Chabad of Washington Heights' Weekly Newsletter
21 Iyar, 5780 | May 15, 2020 | Torah Portion: Behar-Bechukosai | Pirkei Avot: Ch. 5 | #590
Wishing you a good Shabbos and a healthy Shabbos - Shabbat Shalom - next week in Jerusalem!!
Rabbi Yakov D. Kirschenbaum 
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Friday, May 15
Light Candles: 7:49 pm

Shabbat, May 16
Shabbat Ends: 8:55 pm

Find out more  about Shabbat & Holiday candle-lighting
--Torah Portion: Behar-Bechuosai
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-- CLICK HERE for an aid to praying at home

--Latest time to say Shema: 9:12 am

--After Minchah, , we say Chapter 5 of Pirkei Avot - Ethics of the Fathers

Weekly services will not be held at Chabad this week.

May it be G-d's will that all shuls reopen safely very soon...hopefully in Jerusalem with Moshiach!
Finding the Hidden Sweetness
By Rabbi Menachem Feldman, emissary of the Rebbe to Greenwich, CT. 
At the conclusion of the third book of the Five Books of Moses, the Torah lays out the blessings we’ll receive if we keep the mitzvahs:

If you follow My statutes and observe My commandments and perform them, I will give your rains in their time, the Land will yield its produce, and the tree of the field will give forth its fruit.

The Torah then continues on to administer rebuke, describing the painful and tragic exile that will occur if we abandon the Torah.
Parade Brings Tears to Medical Heroes (And a Young Girl)
A unique Lag BaOmer car parade in Brooklyn on Tuesday brought tears to medical personnel and first responders on the front lines of the coronoavirus pandemic; they even surprised a young birthday girl
From COLlive | May 13 '20

A unique Lag BaOmer parade set out to the streets of Brooklyn on Tuesday to show appreciation to medical personnel and first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. CONTINUE
Dreamers...It's Time to Wake up!
By Rabbi Dov Bialo
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By Levana Kirschenbaum
November 11, 2009
Last night’s demo, Super Foods Super Feast, along with this Rice with Seaweed and Vegetables, are on a subject that is very dear to me. Actually it’s the subject of the cookbook I am currently working on! I can’t tell you how exciting this book will be, chock full of beautiful pictures. I am including a chapter on a dear friend of mine who lost almost unimaginable amounts of weight, without dieting, just by eating whole foods, and who is sharing her story in this book.
CONTINUE for recipe
For a guide on how to halachically wash/check vegetables,  click here
The Missing Ear
Special thanks to Bernie Rappaport for this week's Jewish Joke
Paddy gets a job as a carpenter on a building site, but on his first day he forgets to wear his hard hat.

As he walks under some scaffolding, a workman above drops a stanley knife and it slices Paddy's ear clean off. 

As Paddy screams out in pain, the whole site workforce come running, looking for the lost ear.

After a few seconds a bloke finds an ear in a pile of rubble and shouts "Is this it!?"

Paddy looks up and shouts back "no, mine had a pencil behind it...!"
Schedule for Week of May 17-23
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