In this week’s השרפ, בקעי and ושע finally meet after many years. At least for the
moment, they embrace and seemingly reconcile their eternal differences. To appease
בקעי, ושע sends him a present – a החנמ.
December 1, 2017
י“עשת ולסכ ג‘‘ח
December 5—Early dismissal
due to General Studies Faculty
meeting, gr 6-8B 4:00 pm
dismissal, no aftercare in both
December 9—Torah Academy
Gala Auction at Young Israel
December 12,13, 19—
Chanukah early dismissal gr 6
-8B, 4:00 pm, no aftercare
dismissal– 11:30 for Preschool
and gr 1-8G (Hamilton
building) , 12:00 for gr 1-8B
(Williston building) for
At their meeting, בקעי tries to persuade ושע
to accept his present. ושע states that the
present is unnecessary, claiming בר יל שי -
I have an abundance of wealth, and
therefore, ךל רשא ךל יהי– keep what is
yours. בקעי requests that ושע take the החנמ,
explaining that לכ יל שי יכו םיקלא יננח יכ-
Hashem has favored me, and I have
everything I need. י״שר points out that
ושע‘s words expressed arrogance; I have a
lot more than I need. בקעי, on the other
hand, spoke with humility, expressing that
he has exactly what he needs.
For all we know, both בקעי and ושע were
equally wealthy; yet the way they view
their wealth demonstrates the difference
between them. In בקעי‘s worldview,
whatever Hashem gives or does not give
him is יקופס יד, all he requires to serve the
ע״שבר. Everything he owns has a purpose
and is necessary for his ׳ה תדובע– ; nothing
is extra. Conversely, ושע claims that he
has an abundance בר -extra, more than he
needs. This emotion stems from
As the םייח ץפח emphasizes, the הדימ of
וניבא בקעי was וקלחב חמש - happy with his
lot. ושע, on the other hand, did not have
החמשב scrambled spells the word הבשחמ.
To attain this הדימ of being happy with our
lot, we need to adopt the thinking of בקעי,
לכ יל שי. We must believe that Hashem has
granted each of us exactly what we need
to serve Him properly. When we
internalize this concept, we can achieve
true happiness and serenity.
Rabbi Shmuel Ochs
Both grade 1B and 1G are very busy getting ready for their upcoming Chumash Mesibos next week.
The month of Kislev has arrived. The classes are all excitedly preparing for Chanukah.
בוט לזמ to 3G on finishing Parshas Chaya Sarah.
Winners of the weekly raffle for Shnayim Mikra, Parsha Toldos were: Yosef Feldman, Natan Katz and Chatzkel Wilhelm.
Winners of the weekly raffle for Shnayim Mikra, Parsha Vayetzei were: Yosef Aryeh Leff, David Simnegar and Noam Youshaei.
5G visited the State House as an introduction to their upcoming unit on the American Revolution. Thank you to the Marshalls for chaperoning.
4B learned about learning disabilities and 3G learned about deafness through the Understanding Our Differences program sponsored by the
Ruderman Family Foundation and facilitated by Gateways. Thank to Mr. Gary Alpert and Mrs. Peninah Rosengard for leading the workshops.