The Lamplighter
Chabad of Washington Heights' Weekly Newsletter
2 Nissan, 5780 | March 27, 2020 | Torah Portion: Vayikra | Issue #585
Wishing you a good Month of Nissan and a good, healthy Shabbos - next week in Jerusalem!!
Rabbi Yakov D. Kirschenbaum 
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Friday, March 27
Light Candles: 6:58 pm

Shabbat, March 28
Shabbat Ends: 7:58 pm

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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!
The Ultimate Mitzvah
By Rabbi  Naftali Silberberg director of the curriculum department at the   Rohr Jewish Learning Institute

The division of the Torah into five books is neither random nor simply intended to make a long text more user-friendly. Each of the Five Books of Moses has its own unique theme.  Nachmanides explains that the theme of the Book of Leviticus, which we begin reading this Shabbat, is mitzvot. While a good amount of commandments are also imparted in the other four books, they are mentioned there incidentally, in the course of conveying the events or messages which are the primary message of those books. CONTINUE
A Tailor in a Stitch: A Rebbe Rashab Story
This story is presented in honor of the Rabbi Sholom Ber - the Rebbe Rashab's 100th yahrtzeit - today, 2 Nissan

The village tailor of Lubavitch had sewn a dress for Rebbetzin Rivkah Schneersohn, wife of Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch. The Rebbe’s young child, Sholom Ber, was present when the tailor brought the new garment to his mother. Displaying a child’s natural curiosity, the four-year-old reached into the visitor’s pocket and pulled out a sizable bolt of cloth – the remains of the Rebbetzin’s dress. CONTINUE
By Rabbi Dov Bialo
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   By Levana Kirschenbaum
May 3, 2010

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I love to use soba noodles for this Vegan pasta with Swiss chard and Shitaki.

My powerhouse pasta main course!

Soba noodles are delightful, low in gluten and high in flavor. They pack in lots of flavor and nutrition, are delicious and a snap to prepare, a most welcome change from the same old same old pasta. My Pasta with Swiss chard is overlaid with Asian flavors; the lineup of flavors is fabulous, with the Swiss chard, shitaki, ginger and seaweed. Do try your best to get the seaweed, it imparts a funky briny flavor to the dish.
CONTINUE for recipe
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Beware of the Dog!
Special thanks to Bernie Rappaport for this week's (supposedly) Jewish Joke
*Upon entering a little country store, a stranger noticed a warning sign that read: Danger! Beware of dog! posted on the door.

Inside, he noticed a harmless little dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register. "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?” he asked the owner.

"Yep, that’s him," came the reply.

The stranger couldn’t help but be amused.

"That certainly doesn’t look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?”

“Because," the owner explained, "Before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him."
Schedule for week of Mar. 29- Apr. 4

Classes will be on Facebook Live and at 646-558-6338 - code is 613770#.
- Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 9:00 pm:
 The daily Tanya

-Monday at 8:30 pm

-Thursday at 8:30 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