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הירב לכ רכש חפקמ ה״בקה ןיא
HASHEM DOES NOT DENY REWARD TO ANY CREATURE
In this week’s parsha, we get a glimpse of this far-reaching dictum. The possuk reads: אל לארשי ינב לכלו
ונושל בלכ ץרחי. The dogs in םירצמ were stationed by the border and they used to raise the alert if anyone
tried to leave the country.
4:24 PM
January 19, 2018
דעשת טבש‘‘ח
אב תשרפ
January 24—Hamilton STEM
Fair—details in the bulletin
February 1– Williston STEM
Fair– details in the bulletin
February 3– Torah Academy
Ladies Night Out– watch for
details
March 4 –Torah Academy 36th
Anniversary Dinner
On Martin Luther King Day, our teachers participated in a
professional development session led by Mr. Bill Atwood,
an expert educator, on the topic of engaging all students.
Mr. Atwood shared many practical and creative strategies and
ideas. Many teachers have already implemented what they
have learned and are already seeing positive effects.
Students in both buildings are putting finishing touches on
their research projects for the STEM Fair. They are now
diligently working on preparing their displays.
Thank you to Mrs. Fontek and Mrs. Posy for the Chodesh
Shevat treats.
In Parshas Mishpatim, Mrs. Gould is teaching many intricate
halachos including shor shenoguch to 5G students.
On Rosh Chodesh Shevat, as part of a country wide Rosh
Chodesh initiative by the Hashevosov organization, the boys
in grades 5-8 viewed a video about emunah.
In their daily morning shiur, girls in grades 5-8 animatedly
discuss emunah and bitachon using the book Living Emunah
for Teens by Rabbi David Ashear
However, when the Yidden left םירצמ not a single
dog barked. The אתליכמ comments that the Torah
advises, ןוכילשת בלכל ולכאת אל הפירט הדשב רשבו ותוא .
Do not consume the meat of animals that died
without proper הטיחש, rather throw the meat to the
dogs. The dogs are singled out to receive this meat
as a reward for their silence.
Similarly, at the closing of the parsha, we read
about the concept of המהב רוכב תשודק. The firstborn
of kosher animals have a unique השודק and must be
offered as a ןברק. While non-kosher animals are
excluded from this הוצמ, one exception is made: the
רומח, the donkey. A firstborn male donkey must be
redeemed through a sheep which is then brought as
a ןברק. If this is not done, the donkey must be
killed. The donkey has this unique status because
they were the movers when the Yidden left םירצמ.
The Jews left laden with gold and silver, and they
used donkeys to transport their wealth.
Rav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld ל״צז wonders why
we only find a concept of רומח רוכב תשודק, but no
element of השודק related to the dogs. Dogs are
merely rewarded with scraps of meat, while
donkeys have השודק. The reason for this, he
explained, is because the donkey put in the effort.
They sweated and worked to help the Yidden. The
dogs’ action was passive. The effort the donkeys
invested earned them the measure of השודק that the
dogs did not receive.
This lesson holds true for life. It’s the effort
invested, and the hard work that’s done that earns
the greatest rewards. When you shlep and sweat to
help another Yid, you’re deserving of השודק.
תבש טוג
Rabbi Ochs
Bulletin Board
DAYS OF LEARNING
27 Teves—sponsored in honor of the birthday of Avrohom ben Esther Mojgan by his Mom & Dad
29 Teves –sponsored by a friend in memory of Soulance bas Chana a”h, mother of Mirielle Miara
1 Shevat— sponsored as a zechus for a Refuah Shlaimah for Yaakov Mordechai ben Chana, father of Mrs. Bracha Frohlich
2 Shevat—sponsored by Rabbi and Mrs. Zalman Leff in memory of Yosef Aryeh ben Zalmen Yehudah z”l
3 Shevat—sponsored by Torah Academy in memory of Dr. Murray Yavner z”l, brother of Mr. Samuel Yavner
COMMUNITY EVENTS
January 20 – Aufruf of Yehuda (‘08) Beker at
Cong. Chai Odom. Kiddush following davening
Grade 5 : Y. Feldman , Y. Fontek, M. Leff,
Y. Y. Mermelstein, C.M. M. Rodkin, C. Wilhelm,
N. Youshaei
Grade 6: A. Bier, Y. Gould , N. Halpern, M. Miara,
Nechemia Ochs
Grade 7: Y. Gluckin, M. Hain, N. Katz, S. M. Solomon,
Y. Zyto
Grade 8: M. Fontek, Y. Miara
Raffle Winners: M. Leff, M. Miara, N. Ochs
SHNAYIM MIKRA
Mazel Tov to learners
for Parshas Vaera
MAZEL TOV!
Binyomin (’00) & Leah Chajes on the birth of their
daughter and to grandparents, Mr. Sam & Mrs.
Ellen Chajes
Chaim (‘99) & Ayala Soll on the birth of their son and
to grandparents, Dr. David & Mrs. Rochel Soll
TORAH ACADEMY HOTLINE
617-424-9411
PRESCHOOL APPLICATIONS
for 2017-2018
CONDOLENCES
To Mrs. Mireille Miara on the passing of her
mother
We are accepting applications for the PreK and
Kindergarten. If you know any families that may be
interested in the Torah Academy preschool, please
pass on the application. Thank you.
COLD AND FLU SEASON
In this winter season, many children suffer from runny noses.
Many classes have used up the tissues that were sent from
home at the beginning of the year. Please check with your
child, to see if he or she needs to bring in a box of tissues.
WILLISTON SNAPSHOTS
1.
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1. 4B learning about the melachah of Borer. How fast can you sort the
raisins from the barley?
2. 2B students hard at work
3. Rabbi Moskovitz speaking at the seudah for the chassanim of רפס
תישארב.
4. Seudah for the chassanim of תישארב רפס.
5. 1B implementing strategies discussed on Monday’s Professional Day,
using “One Penny White Boards” to check for understanding in the
moment.
6. 3B preparing for the STEM Fair.
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HAMILTON SNAPSHOTS
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1. For K Week, PreK-1 made kangaroo pockets with a Joey inside.
2. 5G students prepare experiments for the STEM Fair.
3. On Rosh Chodesh Shevat students in K-1 fashioned spring trees
and compared them to winter trees.
4. K-2 students make trees in honor of Rosh Chodesh Shevat.
5. Sharpie alcohol art in 3G.
6. 4G works on STEM Fair display boards.
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