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									                                           The Chabad Times       A Chabad of Southern Ohio Monthly Publication

                            Vol. 31 No 9 (369) September, 2008                                                                             Elul, 5768               48 Pages

         HIGH HOLIDAY PROGR AMS                                                                                                    HIG H HOL ID AY SER VI C ES
            TO BE CONDUCTED                                                                                                       O F F ER ED FR EE OF CH A R GE
       IN CORRECT IONAL FACI LIT IE S                                                                                               T O EN T I RE CO M MU N I T Y
                                                 In his message, the Rebbe           Services, the Mitzvah of the "Four              Chabad of Southern Ohio,
                                           elaborated on the particular signifi-     Species, etc.                            with its centers in Roselawn,
                                           cance of the observance of the                   "...Those of our Jewish broth-    Amberley, Mason, The Shul, Jewish
                                           month of Tishrei with its ritual          ers and sisters who are internees in     Discovery Center, F.R.E.E. Russian
                                           Services, eating the traditional foods,   a jail or prison are obligated, just     Center, UC Campus, and Dayton,
                                           the Tashlich "Casting of the Sin"             (Continued on page 13)               like all Chabad outposts throughout

                                               CHARLES & MIREILLE GABBOUR TO CO-CHAIR
                                               SECOND ANNUAL RAFFLE, $20,000 IN PRIZES
                                                                                     to Cincinnati in 1986, and reside
                                                                                     in Amberley ever since. Their phil-
                                                                                     anthropic activities are nationally
                                                                                     recognized.                                                                      Rabbi Sholom B. Kalmanson
    Rabbi Mendy Kalmanson                                                                  As reported, excitement is                                               the United States and world over, will
       Chabad of Southern Ohio has,                                                  rapidly growing in anticipation of                                             offer High Holiday services, entirely
once again, arranged for High                                                        Second Annual Chabad Raffle,                                                   free of charge, for youth, high school,
Holiday programs to be conducted at                                                  which offers $20,000.00 in prizes.                                             college-age students, as well as the
the various Federal and state prisons                                                There are only one thousand tick-                                              general public.
as well as at other correctional facili-                                             ets printed.                                                                         These services will be held in
ties in the Grater Cincinnati area,                                                        Last year, many people per-                                              the spacious air-conditioned auditori-
according to Rabbi Mendy                                                             sonally attended to witness the                                                ums at The Shul, 1863 Section
Kalmanson, Rabbinic Administrator                  Charles Gabbour                        (Continued on page 33)                                                         (Continued on page 41)

                                                                                                       "Prescription for Life" Honey
                                                                                                                                      Mireille Gabbour
and Chaplain, Chabad of Southern                 Charles and Mireille Gabbour
Ohio prison program.

                                                                                                          For The High Holidays
                                           have consented to co-chair the sec-
       In response to the appeal of        ond annual Chabad Raffle,

                                                                                                           Distributed To Many
the renewed leader of world Jewry,         announced       Steve      Ezratty,
Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson,              Administrator, Chabad of Southern
the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Spiritual           Ohio.
Master of our generation and mentor              The Gabbour family, noted
of Chabad, these Holiday visits have       business people, proprietors of                 In its continuing quest to bring
been arranged in addition to the reg-      Prestige Enterprise International, a      live Judaism to all Jews; Chabad of
ular weekly visits with the Jewish         commercial flooring company for           Southern Ohio came up with a cre-

 Mega-Super-Slide, Children’s Entertainment,
inmates throughout the year.               stadiums and the like, have moved         ative form of wishing the Greater

     At City-Wide Sukkot “Spectacular"
         Sunday, October 19, 2008                                                                                             Cincinnati Jewish community a         that it would be very meaningful to
       A Mega-Super-Slide, children's                                                joy' as well as to demonstrate the       Happy New Year.                       convey this message through a tangi-
entertainment, obstacle course, raffle,                                              pride and unity of our community,"             Since it is customary to wish   ble edible fashion.
sculptured balloons and music will                                                   said Rabbi Majeski.                      each other a Happy New Year before           With this in mind, Chabad
highlight the twelfth annual city-wide                                                   (Continued on page 42)               the High Holidays, Chabad thought     created a „Prescription for Life" honey
"Sukkot Spectacular" Extravaganza                                                                                                                                   vial. This comes in the form of a
which will take place Sunday,                                                               CHABAD                                           NON-PROFIT ORG.
                                                                                                                                                                    „prescription‰ packaged in a medical
October 19, 2008, the fourth day of                                                                                                            U.S. Postage
                                                                                          1636 Summit Road                                         PAID             vial with a prescription label on the
the intermediary days of Sukkot,                                                         Cincinnati, OH 45237                                  Permit 3006          outside. The label calls for the use of
3:00 to 5:00 P.M., reported Rabbi                                                                                                             Cincinnati, OH.
                                                                                                                                                                    this honey on the first and second days
Yaakov Y. Majeski, Project                                                                                                                   Dated Material         of Rosh Hashanah. Its effectiveness is
Coordinator, Chabad of Southern
                                                                                                                                                                    to last 365 days a year, and yes, it was
                                                                                                                                                                    to be found in the "reach of children."
       "Sukkot is referred to as 'The                                                                                                                                      Accompanied by a beautiful let-
Season Of Our Rejoicing,' and is to                                                                                                                                 ter, these vials are mailed to many
be expressed in all manners of                                                                                                                                      members of the Greater Cincinnati
Simchah. In the time of the Holy                                                                                                                                    Jewish community.
Temple it was also a time to express             Rabbi Yanky Majeski                                                                                                       With its service to the Russian
Unity and Pride. We are therefore          Greater Cincinnati the opportunity to                                                                                    speaking community through its
bringing to the Jewish community of        express their joy in this 'season of                                                                                           (Continued on page 34)
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                                                                                             "Kaporos" Service To Be Offered
       TO EXPLORE TRADITIONS                                                                   Wednesday, October 8, 2008
       Chabad of Southern Ohio is                                                           On Wednesday, October 8,                                                      superior level, worthy of using the
once again offering to all local day                                                  2008, 7:30 a.m., Chabad of                                                          animal for food.
schools, Hebrew schools, Sunday                                                       Southern Ohio will, once again, offer                                                      "This is the time of the year
schools, as well as to the general pub-                                               the opportunity for community mem-                                                  when one can blatantly see the
lic, an educational program for chil-                                                 bers to experience a real live                                                      'spark of Judaism' in the hearts of
dren and adults entitled "The Model                                                   "Kaporos" (Atonement) Service at                                                    each and every Jew", said Rabbi
Shofar Factory," according to Rabbi                                                   the Roselawn Center, 1636 Summit                                                    Sholom B. Kalmanson, Executive
Menachem M. Majeski, Director,                                                        Road.                                                                               Vice President, Chabad of Southern
Tzivos Hashem Youth Organization,                                                           The traditional "Kaporos"                                                     Ohio, and Spiritual Leader,
and Project Director, and Instructor
                                                                                      Service is customarily conducted on                                                 Congregation Lubavitch/The Shul.
of the model Shofar Factory.
                                                                                      the morning prior to the Eve of Yom                                                        "To many, this is a foreign cus-
       „This Rosh Hashanah will your
                                                                                      Kippur. This Service, with a live                                                   tom. They have yet to see this in
child think a ÊShofarÊ is someone who
                                                                                      chicken, is a special Atonement                                                     their lives. However, standing with
drives a limousine?‰ asked Rabbi
                                                                                      Ritual performed throughout the                                                     the live chicken in hand, a sense of
Majeski rhetorically. In its ongoing
                                                                                      ages, for the past 4,000 years.                                                     Jewish connection evokes the hearts
quest to increase Jewish awareness of             Rabbi Mendy Majeski
                                                                                            In the past, the "Kaporos                                                     of these participants. This once
the Holidays and their significance and           A Shofar is a ram's horn which
relevance in today's day and age, this
                                                                                      Ritual" has attracted many youth and           The Rebbe At Kaporos                 again demonstrates the Spiritual con-
                                            has been crafted into a simple, yet       adults who were anxious to see,           ones heart to the holiest day of the      nection each and every Jew has with
project provides participants with a        beautiful, instrument to take its place
face to face hands-on look into the                                                   some for the first time in their lives,   year by making one aware of the           Judaism, Torah and the Almighty",
                                            as the center of attraction on Rosh       this Service and better understand its    seriousness of failure to live up to G-   said Rabbi Kalmanson.
making of a Shofar (ram's horn), as         Hashanah. The purpose of the
well as the deeper insight into the                                                   meaning and significance in our           d's commandments. It is a reminder               "I got into line to participate in
                                            Shofar is to awaken the entire Jewish     days.                                                                               this Service for the first time in my
meaning and significance of one of the                                                                                          that a person who transgresses can
most important traditions in Jewish life.        (Continued on page 38)                     "Kaporos" Service attunes           be in a sense worse than the animal,      life because I thought it was cute,"
                                                                                                                                since an animal does not act against      said Marty Hiudt, a prominent
             Rabbi Kalmanso n                                                                                                   the creators will, and it is only after
                                                                                                                                Repentance that one rises to his
                                                                                                                                                                          Cincinnati businessman in the
                                                                                                                                                                               (Continued on page 34)

          Remember s Rabbi Hecht                                                                                                    “Sukkah Mobile”
             A t 1 8 th Y a h r t z e i t                                                                                         To Visit Square, Malls
       In Weekend Lo ng Cer emo nies                                                                                              And Roam Community
                                                                                                                                       Chabad of Southern Ohio will       Kalmanson, Rabbinic Administrator,
       Saturday, Av 15, 5768, August                                                                                            once again, join Chabad Centers           Chabad of Southern Ohio, the
16, 2008, marked the 18th Yahrtzeit                                                                                             throughout the United States, Israel,     Sukkah mobile will be joined by
of the prominent Rabbi, educator,                                                                                               Europe, and the world over in offer-      many volunteers who offer their time
writer, and commentator, Rabbi                                                                                                  ing the respective Jewish communi-        to bring the spirit and joy of the
Jacob J. Hecht, of blessed memory.                                                                                              ties a Sukkah mobile to bring the joy     Holiday to the general community.
       Rabbi Sholom B. Kalmanson,                                                                                               and festivities of the beautiful                 Beautifully decorated with wel-
Executive Vice President, Chabad of                                                                                             Holiday of Sukkot to all Jews,            coming signs, posters and symbols
Southern Ohio, and Spiritual Leader,                                                                                            reported Rabbi Menachem M.                depicting the high points of this
Congregation Lubavitch/The Shul,                                                                                                Kalmanson, Rabbinic Administrator,        Holiday, the Sukkah mobile will roll
and a close friend of Rabbi Hecht was                                                                                           Chabad Of Southern Ohio, and              out of the command post on
invited to serve as guest speaker and                                                                                           Director of this Project.                 Thursday, October 16, 2008, the
Scholar in Residence for the entire                                                                                                    Hundreds of Jews will utilize      first of the intermediary days of
weekend long of programming.                                                                                                    this opportunity by stopping by the       Sukkot. At all stations, the cadre of
       Rabbi Hecht was one of the                                                                                               Sukkah mobile, reciting the benedic-      volunteers will invite by passers to
most influential American Rabbis dur-                                                                                           tion over the "Four Species," and         enter the Sukkah mobile, recite the
ing the second half of the 20th centu-                                                                                          have a snack in the Sukkah. This          blessing over the Lulav and Esrog,
ry. Rabbi Hecht excelled in his role as                                                                                         also affords Chabad volunteers to         and enjoy the refreshments served.
eloquent spokesman for Chabad,                                                                                                  offer the Sukkah mobile visitors liter-          Lively discussions ensue in
faithful translator for the Rebbe, and                      Part of the crowd at the Torah Dedication                           ature on the month of Tishrei in          many cases between the Chabad
untiring crusader for traditional           mentor of Chabad, issued a call to        course festive meal was served. Rabbi     general and on the Sukkot festivities     volunteers and the visitors.
Jewish life.                                make daily „Siyumim‰ [Tractate            Shea, who served as Master of             in particular. A special "Tishrei                Thirteen years ago, saw an
       In honor of this milestone, the      Conclusions] from the beginning of        Ceremonies, opened the evening. He        Guide" will be distributed to all visi-   innovation, when the Chabad
family decided to mark this yearÊs          the Hebrew month of Av through the        gave an introduction, and called on       tors.                                     Sukkah mobile visited "Tallstacks
milestone Yahrtzeit with a full week-       15th of the month. This is to increase    one of Rabbi HechtÊs grandchildren               To have this project effective,    '95." Since Tallstacks '95 took
end of activities in his memory.            in joy and Mitzvah during this somber     to remember his grandfather.              the Sukkah mobile will visit "strate-     place during the Sukkot holiday,
       The weekend long activities          period of mourning.                             Rabbi Kalmanson, guest speak-       gic" locations throughout the com-        Chabad felt this would be a good
was launched with a special Siyum                  Rabbi Hecht took this call to      er for the entire weekend, was called     munity. The Sukkah mobile will be         opportunity to have the Sukkah
[Tractate Conclusion] and Festive           the air-waves of NY City and Upstate      to deliver the main lecture for the       stationed in the Valley Shopping          mobile bring the spirit and joy of
Mitzvah Meal (Seudas Mitzvah). This         NY. He [and now his children] offered     evening. Rabbi Kalmanson delivered        Center, Kenwood Mall, Hot Bagels          Sukkot to the Jewish visitors at the
took place on Thursday, Av 13,              these Siyumim [Tractate Conclusions]      a fiery assessment of Rabbi Hecht.        on Kenwood Road, Kinneret Café,           event.
August 14, 6:45PM in the Tent of            on Radio stations in the greater New      He reminisced and spoke about the         Biggs on Highland, F.R.E.E. Russian              "We feel that such a visit to
Events at the Montefiore Cemetery in        York and Catskill areas. „It was,         unusual personality Rabbi Hecht was.      Center, UC Campus, and Fountain           our Hebrew school is a phenomenal
St. Albans, Queens, NY, the sight of        therefore, only appropriate to contin-          „We are gathered here to mark       Square. The Sukkah mobile will            supplementary education for our
Rabbi HechtÊs resting place.                ue this costume in memory of our          the 18th Yahrtzeit of this great Jewish   also pay visits to area schools, nurs-    children," expressed one of the edu-
       The renowned leader of world         father,‰ said Rabbi Shea Hecht, son       leader, Rabbi Hecht. Today there are      ing homes, hospitals, and assisted        cators of a Hebrew school in the
Jewry, Rabbi Menachem M.                    of Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht.                  many grandchildren in the audience        living centers.                           past. "The children got some addi-
Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe,                 Following the Siyum and            who never knew their grandfather,‰               Manned by Chabad staff,            tional aspects of holiday information
spiritual master of our generation and      Minchah afternoon services, a full             (Continued on page 39)               headed by Rabbi Menachem M.                    (Continued on page 37)
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                                                                                                    JOINING A SYNAGOGUE
      LECTURE AT U.C.                                                                            IS LIKE GETTING MARRIED.
 DRAWS COMMUNITY INTEREST                                                                       MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO ON
                                                                                                A COUPLE OF DATES FIRST.
        Overwhelming        community
interest has developed to the
upcoming impending lecture by Nonie
Darwish, daughter of an ex Arab
terrorist, to take place Thursday,
November 13, 2008, at the UC                                                                  DO WE HAVE SOME
campus, according to Rabbi Yitzi
Creeger, Director of Chabad Jewish                                                     VERY ATTRACTIVE DATES FOR YOU!
                                                                                           SELICHOT                                                ROSH HASHANAH
Center on Campus at UC.
        Sponsored and hosted by the
Chabad Jewish Student Center on
Campus at UC, Darwish will lecture                                                     Saturday, Sep. 20, 2008                                     Monday Eve., Tues. & Wed.
about her experiences growing up                                                         ∙ Midnight pre-Rosh                                        Sep. 29, 30, & Oct. 1, 2008
hating Jews and Israel in Gaza.                                                               Hashanah                                                  ∙ Traditional services
        Darwish eventually moved to                                                      penitential prayers.                                      ∙ "Apples 'n Honey Kiddush"
                                                                                                                                                    following morning services.

                                                                                                                        YOM KIPPUR
the US where she now speaks in sup-
port of Israel.                                                                                                                                               ∙ Tashlich
        Born in Cairo, Egypt, Darwish                  Nonie Darwish
moved to Gaza in the 1950s when            will avenge your father's death by
Egyptian President, Gamal Abdel                                                                                     Wednesday Eve., Oct. 8, 2008
                                           killing Jews?"
                                                                                                                        ∙ Kol Nidrei services
Nasser, sent her father, Lt. General               „I always blamed Israel for my                                     Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Mustafa Hafez, to serve as comman-         father's death, because that's what I                                        ∙ Traditional service
der of the Egyptian Army Intelligence      was taught. I never looked at why                                           ∙ Enjoy a "break-fast"
in Gaza, which was then occupied by        Israel killed my father. They killed my                                          after Neillah.

                                                                                             SUKKOT                                                SHEMINI ATZERET
Egypt.                                     father because the Fedayeen were                                                    ∙ Yizkor
        Hafez founded the Fedayeen         killing Israelis,‰ explains Darwish.
terrorist group who launched raids                 „They killed my father because
across Israel's southern border, that      when I was growing up, we had to            Monday Eve., Tues. & Wed.                                    Monday Eve. & Tuesday,
between 1951 and 1956, killing             recite poetry pledging jihad against        October 13, 14, & 15, 2008                                    October 20 & 21, 2008
some 400 Israelis.                         Israel. We would have tears in our              ∙ Traditional services                                     ∙ Join us for spirited
        In July 1956 when Nonie was        eyes, pledging that we wanted to die. I       ∙ Join us for a Kiddush                                        Chassidic dancing
eight years old, her father became the     speak to people who think there was                 in the largest                                            and Festivities.

                                                                                                                      SIMCHAT TORAH
first targeted assassination carried out   no terrorism against Israel before the             Sukkah in town!                                                ∙ Yizkor
by the Israeli Defense Forces in           '67 war. How can they deny it? My
response to Fedayeen's attacks, mak-       father died in it,‰ she further explains.
ing him a shahid.                                  After his death, her family                                       Tuesday Eve. & Wednesday,
        During his speech announcing       moved back to Cairo, where she                                              October 21 & 22, 2008
the nationalization of the Suez            attended Catholic high school and                                            ∙ Join us for spirited
Canal, Nasser vowed that all of            then the American University in                                                Chassidic dancing
Egypt would take revenge for               Cairo,       earning       a   BA      in                                       and Festivities.
Hafez's death. Nasser asked Nonie          Sociology/Anthropology. She then
and her siblings, "Which one of you              (Continued on page 40)

    14 th Yahrtzeit                                                                                No Membership Required - We Pick Up The Tab.
                                                                                                          You Don't Have To Pay To Pray.
 Of Mayme Guttman                                                                                              We're Not Picky Nor Choosy.
    To Be Marked                                                                                      All Jews, Regardless of Religious Background,
                                           Camp Chabad, and Dayton, will                            Knowledge or Level of Observance, Are Welcome!
                                           observe the fourteenth Yahrtzeit of its                              Try Us - You May Like Us.
                                           beloved friend, Mrs. Miriam [Mayme]
                                           Guttman, of blessed memory,                                Our Doors Are Open, So Are Our Minds.
                                           Tuesday, the first day of Rosh                         We Are Sure Our Relationship Will Be An Everlasting One.
                                           Hashanah, Tishrei 1, 5769,
                                           September 30, 2008.                                            Remember, In Traditional Judaism
                                                 Mayme is the mother of
                                           Murray Guttman, President, Chabad
                                                                                                         The Divorce Rate Is Practically Nil.
                                           of Southern Ohio, the late Faye
                                           Sachs, Elayne Levine, and wife of the
                                           late Louis Guttman. She was
                                           beloved by all, and affectionately                                          OF SOUTHERN OHIO
                                           referred by many as "grandma," "a                                          REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS
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tion, staff, and all those touched by      well known philanthropic Guttman
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centers in Roselawn, Amberley,                   In a special statement issued to                 7587 CENTRAL PARKE BLVD.                1863 SECTION ROAD
Mason, the Mesivtah High School,           mark her fourteenth Yahrtzeit, Rabbi                       MASON, OH 45040                      CINCINNATI, 45237
UC Campus, The Shul, F.R.E.E.              Sholom B. Kalmanson, Executive                             TEL (513) 234-0777                     (513) 266-6330
Russian Center, Cheder Menachem,                (Continued on page 42)
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                                                                                           Our Torah is in every respect      all the nations."                        which consecrates everyday life down

               AN EDITOR’S NOTES
   My opinion...                                                                   the teacher and guide of the Jew. It              ALL OF YOU: This firmness         to the last detail to conform to G-d's
                                                                                   is surely of special importance to seek    is possible only when they are bound     Torah and to the fulfillment of all His
                                                                                   its guidance in preparing ourselves        and united together -- "all of you."     commands.
                                               by Rabbi Kalmanson                  for the New Year, a year which we                 BEFORE G-D YOUÊRE G-D:

                "S e e, I T o l d Y o u S o , "
                                                                                   hope will begin a new and much bet-        How is it possible to form a true and              Fire and Water
                                                                                   ter life in all respects.                  enduring union of different individu-

               "T h e r e I t G o es A g a i n ! "
                                                                                           The weekly portion of the          als, with different ideas, different           The eve of Rosh Hashanah
                                                                                   Torah we read the last Shabbat of the      interests and different aspirations?     (Elul 29) is the anniversary of the
                                                                                   year, [therefore] relating to these days   The answer is "Before G-d, your          birth of Rabbi Menachem Mendel
       We are now in the month of Elul, the last month of the Hebrew calen-        is Nitzavim -- "You stand firmly This      G-d."                                    Schneerson of Lubavitch -- known as
dar. Next month [Tishrei] we usher in the New Year 5769. Our Sages teach us        Day" -- which is always read before               The union of all Jews is possi-   the Tzemach Tzedek, the third in suc-
that the month of Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashanah, is the month of         Rosh Hashanah as also indicated by         ble because, as a matter of fact, they   cession to the leadership of Chabad
Cheshbon Hanefesh, the time of self-retrospect.                                    the word Hayom ("this very day"),          are already united by a factor within    Chassidism. In 1843 he was called
       It is likened to a major corporation which requires an annual „financial    which refers to Rosh Hashanah.             them that is always, in a sense,         by the Anti-Semitic czarist govern-
audit‰ to circumvent bankruptcy. This month is designated for each and every               The opening verses of Nitzavim     "before G-d" -- namely -- their G-dly    ment to be a member of the
Jew individually, and KÊlal Yisrael, the entire Jewish community as a whole, to    are these: "You stand firmly this day,     Souls. Chassidism explains that the      "Commission of Rabbis to represent
make an internal audit on the past year, and prepare ourselves for the future      all of you, before G-d, your     Divine Soul, the Neshamah, is "actu-     the entire Chassidic community of
by not making the same mistakes again.                                             that you may enter into a covenant         ally part of G-d above," and is found    Russia."
       On the day of Rosh Hashanah we use a term in the Torah „Hayom               with G-d, in fulfillment of this oath; a   in every Jew without exception.                Other members of the
Haras Olam – Today the world tremors.‰ This is the day of G-dÊs judgment,          covenant which G-d, your G-d renews               SO THAT YOU MAY ENTER             Commission included Rabbi Isaac of
and as such, the world tremors.                                                    this day in order to raise you up this     INTO A COVENANT: What is the             Volozhin and Isaac Halperin (a noted
       However, in recent years we may freely use this term for the status of      day as a people unto Him."                 purpose and goal of the union-of-all-    Berditchev financier). The Rebbe's
the world at large. We live in a chaotic time in the history of the world. As we           Let us examine the timely          Jews described earlier? "So that you     interpreter was Yisroel Chaikin.
look around us we see that there is no leadership on the world stage, nor is       instructions and guidance contained        may enter into a covenant with G-d,      Among the members of the board
there the strong powerful leadership in the Jewish community.                      by these sentences, word by word           etc..." a covenant designed "to raise    that was to "hear" the commission
       In the last decade or so we are experiencing Chaotic things around us.      and phrase by phrase:                      you up this day as a people unto         was Count Uvarov, Minister of
Shootings at the Jewish Center in Las Angeles, Attacks in the Jewish                       YOU STAND FIRMLY: Jews             Him."                                    Culture.
Federation offices in Seattle Washington, hooliganism against rabbinic students    must stand firm and unshakable,                   Now the picture is clear: A             The government convened this
                            (Continued on page 6)                                  though they are the "smallest among        nation consecrated to G-d; a nation            (Continued on page 9)
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                                                     I GO
                                                HAVE    E R FO
                                                AN A                      By Yaacov Moshe Moses

Q.                                           ancient artifacts, revealed „no reason    Jewish populations not served by oth-            This is dumbfounding heresy.          believe, dear reader, that Yoffie actu-
Dear Yaacov,                                 to doubt the stoneÊs authenticity.‰       ers.‰ He then goes on to remark, „I        Chabad informing on other Jews to           ally has the nerve to go on and state,
       Do you really mean that Rabbi                Also,      Moshe      Bar-Asher,   can only marvel at the dedication of       the Russian government?! Does               „We do not need a modern version
Shmuely Boteach knew about all               president of the Israeli Academy of       their ÂshlichimÊ (emissaries) and regret   Yoffie really believe this, or is he dri-   of that history in the Russian
those references (see The Chabad             Hebrew Language and emeritus              that no other Jewish movement –            ven by desperation to condemn               Federation today.‰
Times, August 2008) regarding a res-         professor of Hebrew and Aramaic at        Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform –        Chabad in Russia because Reform                    Can you see what is happen-
urrected Messiah; and yet, he still had      Hebrew University, said he spent a        has been able to produce a corps of        has had little success there? Can you             (Continued on page 35)
the nerve to criticize Chabad messian-       long time studying the stoneÊs text and   similarly devoted young men and
ists for violating, in his words, the        considered it authentic, dating from no   women who are prepared to serve
„3,000 year insistence that the              later than the first century BCE.         the Jewish people in this way.‰
Messiah be a living man?‰                           So there you have it, dear read-          But then he goes on to assert
       Not to mention, why do so             er, „authentic, verifiable, document-     that Chabad leaders have „established
many Jewish leaders attack Chabad-           ed‰ evidence of a resurrected Messiah     an alliance with the increasingly auto-
Lubavitch lately? What are the rea-          as part of Jewish thought and tradi-      cratic President Vladimir Putin‰ that
sons?                                        tion, just as I have been arguing for     somehow denies recognition and
                                             the last two issues of The Chabad         funding to other Jewish groups in
A.                                           Times (despite whatever Rabbi             Russia.
Dear Reader,                                 Shmuely Boteach might say).                      Now, may I ask you, dear read-
       He knew, he knows, he still                  But now on to why it is that       er, where does this outrageous slan-
knows. But letÊs move on and get to          Chabad-Lubavitch is under attack          der come from? Left field? Or as
recent archaeological evidence for a         lately, the second part of your ques-     Shakespeare has taught us, beware of
resurrected Messiah that I promised          tion, dear reader.                        a flatterer and his flattery.
you in my last article.                             LetÊs start with „Reform                  Because nowhere is there evi-
       Interestingly enough, this evi-       Reflections: The Good and Bad of          dence – not balance sheets, not verifi-
dence was published in the New York          Chabad‰ by Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie,          able documentation, „not nowhere‰ –
Times on July 26, 2008, the anniver-         president of the Union for Reform         can this accusation be proven. But to
sary date (Gimmel Tammuz on the              Judaism, in the Jerusalem Post, July      make matters worse, Yoffie goes on
Hebrew calendar) of the RebbeÊs dis-         12, 2007.                                 to compare Chabad to those chapters
appearance (see my previous articles,               Rabbi Yoffie states, „Chabad is    in Jewish Russian history „that
July and August, 2008, for an expla-         one of the great wonders of the           involve Jewish groups drawing close
nation of the term „disappearance‰).         Jewish world‰ because, „ChabadÊs          to ruling despots so that they might
       The New York Times article            monumental contribution to Jewish         provide information on other Jews
states that a three-foot-tall tablet, with   life has been its willingness to serve    with whom they disagree.‰
87 lines of Hebrew that scholars
believe dates from the decades just
before the probable birth of „Yoshke‰
is causing a tumult because these
lines speak of a messiah who will rise
from the dead. The New York Times
goes on to state, „part of a recog-
nized Jewish tradition at the time.‰
       The stone tablet, according to
scholars who have studied it, is a rare
example of a stone with ink writings,
in essence a Dead Sea scroll on
stone! Its authenticity has so far faced
no challenge (poor Shmuely
Boteach); however, a conference
marking 60 years since the discovery
of the scrolls will be held at the Israel
Museum in Jerusalem, where the
stone will be debated.
       Note – according to the New
York Times – much of the text is a
vision of the apocalypse transmitted
by the angel Gabriel and draws on
the Tanach, especially the prophets
Daniel (I told you so, dear reader),
Zecharaiah, and Haggai.
       Furthermore, based on the
shape of the script and the language,
the text dates from the late first cen-
tury BCE (see Ms. Yardeni and
Benyamin Elitzar).
       In addition, a chemical exami-
nation by Yuval Goren, a professor of
archaeology at Tel Aviv University
who specializes in the verification of
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                                            ’                                                                      “Tashlich Service”
          AN EDITOR S NOTES                                                                                        To Take Place On
                         (Continued from page 4)                                                               First Day Rosh Hashanah
in France, Desecration of Jewish cemeteries all over Europe, Rabbis being                  The traditional "Tashlich"
attacked in Germany, and the list goes on.                                          ("casting of sins into the water") ser-
        We hate to title this column with the words "See, I Told You So."           vices will take place the first day Rosh
However, with events mentioned above occurring around the globe we must             Hashanah, this year Tuesday,
quote President Ronald Reagan when time and again would say, "There It              September 30, 2008, at 6:30 p.m.
Goes Again!"                                                                               A special procession will begin
        In one of the above mentioned incidents, Buford Furrow, Jr. confessed       at The Shul, 1863 Section Road,
that he went on his shooting rampage at the North Valley Jewish Community           marching to the creek of flowing
Center in Los Angeles, California in order to provide "a wake-up call to            water running through Amberley
Americans to kill Jews."                                                            alongside Gibson Greeting Cards off
        Furrow said that he came to Los Angeles intent on attacking a promi-        Section Road, where the Tashlich
nent Jewish institution, but found security tight at his preferred targets. He      service will be conducted.
said his targets were the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance, the               It is customary on the first day
Skirball Cultural Center, and the University of Judaism. Buford Furrow ulti-        of Rosh Hashanah (or on the second
mately chose the North Valley Jewish Community Center by chance, he said,           day when the first falls on a Shabbas)
when he turned off a freeway in order to refuel, and spotted the unguarded          following the afternoon Minchah ser-
facility. This is hard evidence without a shadow of a doubt that Buford Furrow,     vices, before sunset, to go to a flow-
Jr. was driven by his deep hatred of Jews. This act also seems to manifest an       ing water stream, or a body of water
example of rank Anti-Semitism.                                                      with live fish to recite special prayers
        This hate crime incident came after the now famed Chicago shooting          and symbolically "cast our sins into             These Tashlich Processions      vious years. Many positive reactions
rampage by another self proclaimed white supremacist who terrorized the             the water."                                have evoked much excitement in pre-   have been received at Chabad for
Jewish, black and Latino communities in the greater Chicago area over the                                                                                            offering this service.
weekend of July 2, 1999.                                                                                                                                                    Water symbolizes kindness, and
        Both incidents followed the Littleton, Colorado, Columbine High School                                                                                       fish, which are usually found in flow-
shooting, the copycat school shooting in Alabama, the day traders shooting                                                                                           ing water, demonstrate an "open eye"
rampage in Atlanta, Georgia and several other bizarre incidence. Why do                                                                                              vigilant against stumbling into trans-
these incidences not come as surprise to us? Why do we feel awkward having                                                                                           gressions. This custom also symbol-
to write about this again in this column in the form of "See, I Told You So‰?                                                                                        izes our pride in becoming once
Why do we get the jittery feeling of "There It Goes Again!‰?                                                                                                         again spiritually pure, starting the
        Maybe its high time to start digging into the "cause and effect" of these                                                                                    New Year with a clean slate.
incidences, rather than deploring them with expressions of yet "Another                                                                                                     Those who wish to participate
Senseless Act of Gun Violence" as the then President Bill Clinton reacted to                                                                                         in this service may feel free to do so,
the North Valley Jewish Community Center's shooting, or similar expressions                                                                                          regardless of background, member-
echoed by various community leaders and educators to all these senseless acts                                                                                        ship, affiliation, or level of commit-
of violence.                                                                                                                                                         ment.
        In a previous "Editors Note" on this subject matter we pointed out that

society is not zeroing in on the essential foundations of education, but rather
skirting around the issues. We live in a society that wants to make themselves

feel good, by blaming everyone and anyone for all of the world's wrongdoings.
        We blame our parents, (as did Hillary Clinton for the then President's

inappropriate conduct,) our educators, our community leaders, society at large,
and anything and everything that coexists in the world, but not ourselves. It is
high time to take responsibility for our own actions rather than throwing blame
on someone else.
        This can only be achieved if we begin the educational rearing process of                                                                                        Wishes everybody

our offspring from birth, and even before, from conception. Unfortunately,
today's society has an attitude not to force anything down the throats of our                                                                                          (including the bridge players!)
children. They want to be their children's friends rather than parents. As
such, they feel that when the child will mature they will have the opportunity to

choose for themselves right from wrong, and good from evil.
        History, however, proves this theory wrong. If we do not begin investing
in our child's upbringing at least from the moment of birth, we can bank on a
warped handicapped character that may eventually culminate in tragic uncivi-
lized conduct. "Man is like the tree in the field,‰ the Torah points out. Our
Sages stress that the Torah uses the "tree" as an example, rather than any
other worldly object, because man's characteristics are extremely similar to that

                                                                                                                                                                             ‫יחי אדוננו‬
of the tree.

    David D. Donnett                                                                                                                                                        ‫מורנו ורבינו‬
                         (Continued on page 10)

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                                                             Holiday Assistance Offered
                                             For Prisoners And Military Personnel
        Chabad of Southern Ohio,                                                           Û Aleph ships books, maga-                                                    across the country. In addition to
alongside Chabad Centers around the                                                 zines, holiday materials and religious                                               advocating for the religious rights of
globe, will once again be offering                                                  ritual items to thousands of Jewish                                                  incarcerated Jews, the Aleph Institute
High Holiday Services and assistance                                                inmates, military personnel and their                                                also sends scores of books, maga-
to Jews incarcerated in local area                                                  families across the U.S.                                                             zines, holiday materials and religious
prisons and correctional facilities, as                                                    Û Aleph's staff and Rabbis visit                                              ritual items (including Tefillin) to pris-
well as Military Personnel, reported                                                inmates at hundreds of state and fed-                                                oners. Not only do they visit and
Rabbi Menachem M. Kalmanson,                                                        eral institutions around the country                                                 counsel inmates, they also have an
Rabbinic Chaplain.                                                                  and work with chaplains and institu-                                                 extensive outreach program for pris-
        Chabad of Southern Ohio has                                                 tional staff to resolve religious issues.                                            oners' families.
been offering these services in the                                                        Û Aleph Institute's programs for                                                      This program was launched fol-
local Tri State area since 1976.                                                    the Military include holiday outreach                                                lowing the call of the renowned leader
Federal, State City and County                                                      programs, educational materials, reli-                                               of world Jewry, Rabbi Menachem M.
Correctional facilities have been ser-                                              gious retreat, and Rabbinic visitations.                                             Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe,
viced with all their holiday needs. This                                                   Before Chanukah Aleph geared                                                  mentor of Chabad and Spiritual
is in addition to the servicing area                                                up for the "Lights Across America"                                                   Master of our generation.
                                                Rabbi Mendy Kalmanson                                                               Rabbi Sholom B. Lipskar
hospitals, nursing homes and senior                                                 Chanukah campaign to insure that                                                             Following the call of the Rebbe
living communities.                        responded to the Aleph Institute by      Jews in every federal and state facility    conducted by the Aleph staff. This       in 1978 to meet the Spiritual needs
        These activities [like so many     reversing the ban and allowing the       and in participating military installa-     year, prisoners and military installa-   of Jewish internees, many Chabad
others] have been initiated upon the       prison's estimated 45 Jewish inmates     tions and their families be provided        tions were offered Menorahs and can-     emissaries embarked on an effort to
clarion call of the renowned leader of     to observe Chanukah according to         with at least the basic necessities for     dles, "Complete Story of Chanukah"       reach out to the Jewish inmate.
world Jewry, Rabbi Menachem M.             Halachah (Jewish Law).                   observing the Chanukah holiday.             booklets, "Blazing Lights of                     One of the first Shlichim (emis-
Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe,                The Aleph Institute provides             Since the Afghanistan and Iraq       Chanukah" audio cassettes, Dreidels      saries) to offer his services to the
spiritual master of our generation and     the following services:                  war, Aleph has been providing spiri-        and more. Children of prisoners also     Jewish prisoner population, was
mentor of Chabad.                                 Û Pre-Sentencing Services:        tual support services to the service-       benefited from a Chanukah Gift           Rabbi Sholom B. Kalmanson,
        Since 1981, the Aleph              Counseling and Consulting Services       men and women in the US Army.               Program.                                 Executive Vice President, Chabad of
Institute, a Chabad satellite organiza-    to offenders, including the prepara-     Torah scrolls, holiday material has                The Florida based Aleph           Southern Ohio and Spiritual Leader,
tion, has worked with wardens, chap-       tion of alternative sentencing propos-   been provided.                              Institute, which operates under the      Congregation Lubavitch/The Shul.
lains and institutional staff at hun-      als. There is also an extensive out-            The program also included an         auspices of Chabad, has a long track             He immediately contacted the
dreds of state and federal institutions    reach program for inmates' families.     ambitious in-prison visitation program      record of helping Jewish inmates         local area institutions and established
and military installations to help them                                                                                                                                  an active outreach program to F.C.I.
                                                                                                                                                                         Lexington, F.C.I. Ashland, Kentucky,

                                                        ROSH HASHANAH
meet the needs of Jewish inmates
and military personnel.                                                                                                                                                  Chillicothe Correctional Institute,
        According to Jewish thought,                                                                                                                                     Lebanon Prison, County and city
"Helping the imprisoned is the loftiest                                                                                                                                  Jails, Hamilton County Juvenile
of all charitable acts, superseding all                                                                                                                                  Detention Center, Campbell County

                                                      AND THE SOCIAL SET
other forms," Rabbi Moshe Feinstein,                                                                                                                                     Jail, just to mention a few.
one of the most Revered Halachic                                                                                                                                                 Since, Rabbi Kalmanson turned
authorities of our time, ruled that this                                                                                                                                 this program over to Rabbi Mendy
obligation applies to helping those                                                                                                                                      Kalmanson who enhanced the chap-

                                                  It's a big Holiday and everyone gets all fancied up. This is the time to see those
who are justly imprisoned as well.                                                                                                                                       laincy program. Today, the Chabad
                                                                                                                                                                         Chaplain program offers service to an
                                              you missed on the Bar Mitzvah-wedding circuit. A time to be seen. Catch up on
        The national prison programs
conducted by the Aleph Institute,                                                                                                                                        ever-increasing list of facilities and
                                              gossip. And sit back and feel Jewish.
seeks to implement these lofty goals.                                                                                                                                    institutions. It also includes services to
                                                                                                                                                                         the area Law Enforcement Agencies.
                                                  This is what the New Year celebration is all about? But to a lot of Jews this
        As the sun began to set on the
                                                                                                                                                                                 With the success of this pro-
first night of Chanukah several years
                                              kind of superficiality is all they know. Fashion show. Progress report. Social
                                                                                                                                                                         gram, Rabbi Kalmanson recommend-
ago, the Aleph Institute won a great
                                              session. And totally lacking in Religious inspiration.
                                                                                                                                                                         ed to his colleagues the establishment
victory in the State of Michigan.
                                                                                                                                                                         of a national institute to coordinate
        After Deputy Corrections
                                                    There's a lot more to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and Passover than what
                                                                                                                                                                         Chabad overall efforts to the Jewish
Director, Dan Bolden, banned the use
                                              many Jews think. All of it interesting, relevant and meaningful. And it starts with
of "real candles with open flames,"
                                                                                                                                                                                 In 1981 the Aleph Institute was
                                              a little exposure.
the Aleph Institute went immediately
                                                                                                                                                                         established. Under the dynamic lead-
to work to reverse this ban. It was
                                                                                                                                                                         ership of Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar
                                                  At Chabad of Southern Ohio we have programs that help Jewish children and
the first year such a ban was institut-
                                                                                                                                                                         from North Miami Beach, Florida,
                                              adults learn a little more about themselves, their background, their heritage.
ed. During previous years prisoners
                                                                                                                                                                         this program has grown by leaps and
have been allowed to light Chanukah
                                              Subjects range from elementary Hebrew and Siddur to Talmud and Kabbalah.
candles without any impediments.
                                                                                                                                                                                 As one of the initiators of the
                                                  There's much to learn and much to join in knowing who we are. So join us.
        Initially, prisoners were to be
                                                                                                                                                                         Aleph Institute, Rabbi Kalmanson is
allowed only electric or battery pow-
                                              Every day and every evening of the week.
                                                                                                                                                                         very proud of the great work Aleph is
ered candles, but Rabbi Isaac
                                                                         Our doors are open. And so are our minds.
Jaroslawicz of the Aleph Institute stat-
ed that "According to Jewish law, a                                                                                                                                                 Cincinnati Jewish
                                                                                                                                                                            Recovery/Friendship House
                                                                        For information about classes and activities,
Menorah must use a flame to fulfill
                                                                                                                                                                         12-step anonymous meetings:

the religious commandment to                                                                                                                                             1. Recovering Alcoholics and Addicts:
observe the holiday."                                                                                                                                                    Wed. 6-7 PM Chabad Jewish Center
        Rabbi       Jaroslawicz   wrote                                                                                                                                  3977 Hunt Rd. Blue Ash 45236
Corrections        Director,    Kenneth
                                                                                                CHABAD                                                                   2. Overeaters, Food Addicts: Call for info
McGinnes, that "such a blanket policy                                                      OF SOUTHERN OHIO                                                              Class: Insights for Recovery from the
                                                                                                                                                                         Prayerbook and weekly Torah portion
forces observant Jewish inmates to                                                               821-5100                                                                Thur 6-7 PM. Chabad Jewish Center
violate basic, mandated religious
                                                                                                                                                             a project of
ritual."                                                                                                                                                                 JEEP: Jewish Education for Every Person
        The Department of Corrections                                                                                                                             733-4400
Elul, 5768 - September, 2008                                                                  The Chabad Times                                                                                                 Page 9

       Alaska's Jewish Community                                                                                                    CHASSIDIC
                                                                                                                                            FOOD FOR
           On Palin Selection                                                                                                                       THOUGHT
                                                                                                                                                                (Continued from page 4)
       Rabbi Yossi Greenberg,
Chabad Emissary to Alaska, said that                                                                                                conference with the aim of intimidat-                 Revealed Torah is called water.
Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin has                                                                                                   ing it to "rubber-stamp" radical Anti-         When one studies Torah "for its
"established a great relationship and                                                                                               Jewish decrees aimed at destroying             sake," properly, then it is "good
rapport with the Jewish community                                                                                                   the system of Torah-education and              water". When someone studies
over recent years, and has attended                                                                                                 replacing it, G-d forbid, with assimila-       Torah for ulterior purposes, or evil
several of our Jewish cultural gala                                                                                                 tionist culture.                               ends, then it becomes „deadly
events,‰ he pointed out.                                                                                                                   The outcome of this fateful             venom‰.
       Palin, todayÊs Republican nomi-                                                                                              conference was awaited with great                     Chassidus is fire. Worship with
nee for Vice President, has shown                                                                                                   trepidation by Jews throughout                 Chassidus is like the boiling in the
solidarity with Israel by signing a State                                                                                           Russia. The total self-sacrifice of the        pot. The gross evil of "evil waters"
of Alaska Resolution recognizing                                                                                                    Tzemach Tzedek then, his refusal to            and the refined dross found within
Israel's 60th Anniversary and its rela-                                                                                             be intimidated by the many grave               "good waters" are both purged. That
tionship with Alaska. In the resolu-                                                                                                threats -- and actualities -- of punish-       was the contribution of the Baal
tion, Governor Palin pointed to                                                                                                     ment to his person, his relentless             Shem Tov and the Mezritcher Magid
AlaskaÊs special connection to Israel         Governor Sarah Palin, far right, listens as Chabad's Rabbi Yossi
                                                                                                                                    insistence that Torah is the sole              with their school of Chassidus in gen-
dating back to Alaska AirlinesÊ partici-       Greenberg recently addressed Anchorage's Jewish community.
                                                                                                                                    arbiter of Jewish life, eventually frus-       eral and my grandfather with Chabad
pation in the rescue of 40,000              representatives do not endorse politi- years ago when she was mayor, she                trated the government's aim.                   Chassidus in particular.
Yemenite Jews when it airlifted them        cal candidates, and as spiritual leaders was very young and a newcomer to                      Among the questions posed                      Later Halperin related: When
from Yemen to Tel Aviv during 1948          reach out to anyone regardless of politics, people change, and knowing                  Rabbi Menachem Mendel at the                   the young man (Chaikin, the Rabbi's
and 1949.                                   political affiliation, he did say, "We all her, if it is true, she did it not because   Rabbinical Commission of 1843 was              attendant and interpreter) finished
       Drafted by members of the            feel that the Governor is a remark- she was attracted to his anti-Semitic               a basic query: What did Chassidus              repeating the Lubavitcher Rebbe's
Alaska Legislation and heavily sup-         able, energetic, and good person."         or anti-Israel views but to the positive     contribute, since there were saints            answer, Uvarov just sat there think-
ported by Speaker of the House,                    In a special interview Rabbi elements in Buchanan's outlook. "I                  before Chassidus who taught ethics-            ing. It was quite evident that the
Representative John Harris,                 Greenberg was asked about the can tell you this, from the time she
                                                                                                                                    morals (Musar) and studied Torah               words of the attendant made a pro-
Governor Palin signed the resolution        rumors that she had supported Pat became governor she has always sup-
                                                                                                                                    with "life," enthusiastically and warm-        found impression. The young man
in the presence of AlaskaÊs Jewish          Buchanan in the past, Rabbi ported the Jewish community and
                                                                                                                                    ly?                                            spoke in a simple but lucid Russian
community leaders this June.                Greenberg said, "I heard about it now Israel and even sponsored a bill on
                                                                                                                                           The Rabbi explained: We find,           with warm enthusiasm.
       According to Rabbi Greenberg,        for the first time. It happened many behalf of Israel. She always comes to
                                                                                                                                    "At His right hand is the fiery law for               One could tell that he not only
Governor Palin had plans to visit                                                      our events and she is really a very
                                                                                                                                    them" (Duet. 33.2). Torah is called            understood what he was translating,
Israel with members of the Jewish                                                      amazing woman.
                                                                                                                                    fire, which sheds light and warmth --          but that it was also close to his heart.
community, which did not happen yet                                                           "She may lack a lot of knowl-
                                                                                                                                    for light and warmth accompany each            Uvarov finally broke his thoughtful
because of scheduling conflicts.                                                       edge on matters pertaining to foreign
                                                                                       policy but she is a quick learner, and       other. G-d endowed fire with the               silence with a quiet observation --
       On a personal level, Rabbi
                                                                                       besides, every president has advisers        characteristic of overpowering, of             "This is a deep Religious philosophy."
Greenberg was „impressed by
                                                                                       around him. She is a very good per-          conquest. When water is spilled on a
Governor PalinÊs remarks of hope
                                                                                       son, she is very honest, a very dedi-        raging fire the first water will make it              A Momentous Week
and faith when she gave birth to a
                                                                                       cated and wonderful mother.‰                 burn more furiously. Torah is fire -- it
child with special needs.‰ Her words,
                                                                                              Asked if being elected will force     is warm and illuminating, it over-                   Ushering in our New Year are
he observed, were completely aligned
                                                                                       her to neglect her children, Rabbi           comes all who oppose it.                       the Ten Days of Teshuvah (repen-
with JudaismÊs traditional views on
                                                                                       Greenberg said "absolutely not, she is              There are "good waters" and             tance or return) which begin with the
embracing the birth of a child with
special needs as a gift of G-d, no less                                                a remarkable woman. She takes her            "evil waters." Since evil, harmful             two days of Rosh Hashanah and cul-
than is the birth of any baby.               Sara Palin At Press Conference baby that was born with Downs                           water exist, there might also be some          minate with Yom Kippur. Within
       Though Rabbi Greenberg was               in State House. Israeli Flag           Syndrome to all of her meetings. She         undesirable element, some "not-good"           these ten special days, if we count the
unequivocal in stating that Chabad                 Visible in Background               is a mother first."                          even in good waters. Certainly this            days from the termination of Rosh
                                                                                                                                    element is not the same as the evil            Hashanah up to the beginning of

                                                                                                                                    water itself, for that is all evil (not just   Yom Kippur, we find exactly one
                                                                                                                                    some lack of good) and can corrupt             week.
                                                                                                                                    all the qualities that water possesses.              The Torah has given us, within

                                                                                                                                           How can this undesirable, cor-          the Ten Days of Repentance, and
                                                                                                                                    rupting substance be removed from              between the most solemn days of
                                                                                                                                    water? G-d endowed fire with this              Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a
                                                                                                                                    power. Fire can make water boil,               period of exactly seven days, contain-
     As part of an ongoing interna-         will, once again, join 3,500 Chabad
                                                                                                                                    and through this intense fiery heat,           ing every day of the week -- one
tional campaign initiated by the            centers throughout the United States
                                                                                                                                    the water is purified, the evil                Sunday, one Monday and so forth.
renowned leader of world Jewry,             and world over in offering special ser-
                                                                                                                                    removed. Every faintest hint of alien                This complete week neither
Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson,               vices for the High Holidays to the
                                                                                                                                    substance, every "subtle" evil in the          more nor less, is given to us to enable
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Spiritual            bedridden and shut-ins here in the
                                                                                                                                    water, is cleansed through fire, and           us to atone and repent for any wrong
Master of our generation, and mentor        community.
of Chabad, Chabad of Southern Ohio                 This program includes special
                                                                                                                                    the water is perfectly clear and clean.             (Continued on page 38)

                                                                                           Shneur Zalman Kalmanson
                                                                                         visitations to nursing homes, senior
                                                                                         citizen independent living centers and
                                                                                         area hospitals, offering the traditional
                                                                                         "Shofar Blowing" service for those
                                                                                         less fortunate who cannot be present
                                                                                         at the High Holiday services in the
                                                                                             (Continued on page 41)
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          AN EDITOR’S NOTES                                                                                          Reform Temple
                         (Continued from page 6)                                                                     To Be Acquired
       When planting a tree we ingest a seed (with infinite potential) deep in the           In a Recent article, Josh
ground. We must guard that space, we must water the parcel of land, we must          Lipowsky, of the N.J. Jewish
refrain from stepping on that area, and we must nurture and pamper the per-          Standard reports that a Chabad
spective tree to be. And once it sprouts, we must nurse this tree to maturity.       Center has been renting space in Fair
Any scratch or dent in the tree will not only be everlasting, but also will grow     LawnÊs Temple Avoda with an intent
and enlarge itself, as the circumference of the tree develops and broadens.          to buy it. Temple Avoda, the bor-
       The same applies to a tree that begins to sprout on a tilty curve.            oughÊs only Reform congregation, is
Although in the beginning the tilt may be but an inch, by the time the tree          presently negotiating to merge with
grows to full maturity that tilt may develop into several feet off kilter.           another Temple.
       These attributes also amply apply to mankind. From the moment man                     Avoda entered discussions ear-
plants this seed in the depths of the mother's womb, care and nurturing for the      lier this summer with Temple Sholom
perspective child must begin. From the moment of conception mom should be            in River Edge, which is also Reform.
cautious as to where she visits, what she sees, what she listens to, and the cir-    The two Temples have already
cles she hangs out with. All the above, according to Torah, will have an ever-       agreed to merge their Hebrew
lasting impact on the child to be born.                                              schools, which will meet in River
       The Talmud tells us that there was a great Sage who was extremely             Edge in the coming school year.
beautiful. In his love and care for fellow man he wanted that all Jewish chil-               Temple Avoda, Fair LawnÊs
                                                                                     only Reform congregation, may be                                       The Reform Temple
dren be beautiful. He would, therefore, stand outside the Mikvah (Ritualarium)
area so that women leaving the Mikvah in anticipation of resuming family mari-       sold to Chabad. Neal Borovitz, spiri-      tion, loyalty, and participation that     said. "ThatÊs been going on for a long
tal relationship in accordance with the laws of Family Purity, would look at him     tual leader of Temple Sholom would         allow synagogues to do their work."       time, but that is something that has
and conceive beautiful children.                                                     not comment beyond confirming this.               While praising the templeÊs cur-   increased in value to individuals.
                                                                                     Similarly, Baruch Gadot, AvodaÊs           rent membership, Woll seemingly laid      There are probably just as many Jews
       What Torah told us over 3,320 years ago, science is beginning to
                                                                                     president, also declined comment           blame for the templeÊs financial situa-   in Fair Lawn today as there were but
espouse today. The medical field and sociologists agree that the environment
                                                                                     until a deal has been solidified.          tion at the feet of members who have      theyÊre willing to go elsewhere."
and surrounding in which even an infant in the cradle finds himself, will have
                                                                                             Temple AvodaÊs spiritual leader,   left the temple without regard for its           The      Anshei      Lubavitch
an everlasting impact on his life. If one wants a child to be a mathematician,
                                                                                     Jonathan Woll, told The Jewish             future.                                   Outreach Center, one of two unrelat-
they say, throw numbers around the cradle. If one wants their infant to grow
                                                                                     Standard, according to Josh Lipowsky,             "I am also grateful to the for-    ed Chabad centers in Fair Lawn, has
up to be a musician, play fine music around the infant, they assert.
                                                                                     that a deal is likely after the High       mer members of Temple Avoda who           begun renting space in Avoda, and,
       Following the birth of the child, like with the tree, we must be extremely
                                                                                     Holidays. His contract has not been        continue to live their Jewish lives at    said its director, Rabbi Levi Neubort,
cautious with every step we make in general, and around the child in particular.
                                                                                     part of the discussions and he said he     home and in other synagogues," he         "We intend to buy the building within
Every move makes an everlasting impact on this child even in his infancy.            expects not to be AvodaÊs religious
       Children are the best and the most sophisticated sensitive audiovisual                                                   said. "Their lives too are testimony to   the next few months if everything
                                                                                     leader after Simchas Torah. Woll has       their commitment to sustaining and        works out. Things are moving for-
equipment G-d has ever created. Children pick up on every statement, move,           been with Avoda for almost 20 years.
and even nuance that parents, educators, leaders, and even just plain adults                                                    growing Jewish life, keeping it fresh     ward. Dealings with [Avoda] have
                                                                                             A shrinking membership, par-       and progressive. Those Jews who           been very, very good."
make. It leaves an everlasting impression on them. And just like with the            ticularly of families with children, was
tree, one cannot allow the tree to grow wild on its own, but rather must gar-                                                   used Temple Avoda or any other syn-              Rabbi Neubort said he did
                                                                                     a catalyst for the merger discussions,     agogue as a way station and left the      know what would become of
den, trim, landscape and nurture the tree, so too must we do with our off-           he said.
spring. A scratch or tilty curve that develops in a child in his infancy, even                                                  synagogue behind after their ÂneedsÊ      ChabadÊs current building, on Plaza
                                                                                             During WollÊs career with the      were satisfied, I hope they donÊt ask,    Road. That decision will not be made
though not detected by the adults around him, will continue to grow and broad-       temple, the Hebrew school reached
en as this child matures.                                                                                                       ÂWhat happened to Temple Avoda?Ê"         until after the move.

              ‫שנה טובה‬
                                                                                     120 children at its height in the early           "Clearly people today are more            Anshei Lubavitch has 90 chil-
       If we see a generation untamed acting as uncivilized creatures, we must       Â90s. At one time during the 1970s,        willing to leave the community and go     dren in its preschool and draws about
                            (Continued on page 13)                                   he said, the school had between 200        to a synagogue in another community       100 for Shabbat services, Rabbi
                                                                                     and 250 students. Now, it has fewer        and not feel community-bound," Woll       Neubort said.
                                                                                     than 30 children enrolled.
                                                                                             "The merger of the Hebrew
                                                                                     school was the boardÊs way of dealing

                  '‫תכלה שנה וקללותי‬
                                                                                     with the small Hebrew school," Woll
                                                                                     said. "It could no longer handle the

                   '‫תחל שנה וברכותי‬
                                                                                     financial burden."
                                                                                             Woll said he plans to remain in
                                                                                     Fair Lawn and create a Chavurah,

            ‫שנת שלו , אחדות, וקירוב לבבות‬
                                                                                     not necessarily affiliated with the
                                                                                     Reform movement.
                                                                                             "I am grateful to the many

           ‫מאחלי ליסה, שמעו , גיא וקר‬
                                                                                     members of Temple Avoda who con-

                                ‫ב חור‬
                                                                                     tinued their membership and partici-
                                                                                     pation in synagogue life here," he said.
                                                                                     „It is their kind of courage of convic-
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                                                                                                                                       IN MY OPINION
          BEGINS ITS THIRD YEAR                                                                                                 REP U BLICANS J US T MIGHT WI N
                                                                                                                                                     By Sholom Ben Israel
                                                                                                                                    Jonathan Mark, Associate         conversation, Sarah Palin, or Nancy
       On Thursday, September 4th,       Menachem M. Majeski, Director of          program. The Yeshivah has chosen          Editor, „The Jewish Week,‰ recently     Pelosi?
the Yeshivah High School of              Camp Chabad, has joined the               six of the finest senior Chabad stu-      published an article entitled „Sarah          „Nancy Pelosi and Hillary
Cincinnati began its third year.         Yeshivah staff. Rabbi Majeski will        dents to spend the year mentoring         Palin's Appeal Is Same As Chabad's.‰    Clinton come across like the Queen
Opening with only 20 students just       serve as a Mentor (Mashpiah) for the      the younger students.                            In his essay Mark says, „I'm     of Spades of a nanny state; school
two years ago, the Yeshivah has          senior students. His vast experience             These senior students, known       getting a hunch the Republicans just    moms of a school you don't want to
nearly tripled in size in the past two   in dealing with youth and teenagers       affectionately as "Shluchim" (emis-       might win for one reason alone, and     go to. Pelosi, in particular, seems like
years.                                   makes his addition to the Yeshivah        saries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to        it makes no sense, just like Chabad     one of those Sisterhood program
       The Yeshiva's sterling reputa-    staff invaluable.                         Chabad High Schools world-wide),          makes no sense to the Jewish elite.‰    chairs from a suburban temple whose
tion of a successful learning curricu-           "In Jewish Law and mysticism,     have spent their past years learning in          „That one reason is Sarah
lum combined with its dedicated staff    the number three is a sign of             various YeshivahÊs around the world.      Palin.‰
has drawn applicants from across the     strength,‰ says Rabbi Gershon                    More recently they have                   „She reminds me of about a
United States, Canada and abroad.        Avtzon, Dean of the Yeshivah,             learned in the famed Chabad               thousand different Chabad Shluchot
                                                                                   Rabbinical College in Bruno, France,      (the Rebbe's women representatives).
                                                                                   and have spent an entire year devot-      She's seems friendly, with that mag-
                                                                                   ed to the Jewish community in             netism, optimism, and accessibility
                                                                                   Frankfurt, Germany.                       that has made Chabad Shluchot suc-
                                                                                          These "Shluchim" help the          cessful in 5,000 different locales,
                                                                                   Yeshivah students with their learning     even though they are almost always
                                                                                   as well as organizing programs with       considerably more right-wing -- reli-
                                                                                   incentives for students that show         giously and politically -- than their
                                                                                   excellence in learning or behavior.       congregants and financial support-
                                                                                          They also assist Chabad of         ers.‰
                                                                                   Southern Ohio with its many out-                 Mark goes on to say, „Reform,
                                                                                   reach activities. They are responsible    Conservative and other Orthodox
Group of Students at the Summer Yeshivah in Lackawaxen, PA
                                                                                   for all the outreach activities of the    Jews don't get it. How Chabad is so
       The hiring of Rabbi Eliyahu       proudly. „We are looking towards our      Yeshivah students as well. Above all      successful in places where there are           Governer Sarah Palin
Morrison as a personal administrator     strongest year yet. Experience can't      they show a living example of how a       no Chasidim? Why do liberal Jews on     calls you don't want to answer.‰
has solidified the faculty body of the   be bought. After two years of active      "Torah True" Yeshivah student             the Upper West Side want to send        Mark seems very bothered by this
Yeshivah.                                experience, I think we have it right. I   should behave. „The entire Faculty        their kids to Chabad pre-schools?       phenomenon.
       In addition to the above, the     would also like to extend my heartfelt    and student-body as well as alumni of     Why do many hundreds of non-                  Mark, the objective balanced
successful Yeshivah Summer Program       gratitude to Rabbi Sholom B.              the Yeshivah, wish them great suc-        Chasidic, even non-Orthodox stu-        journalistÊs tirade continues, „Sarah
in Lackawaxen Penn. has served as a      Kalmanson, Executive Vice President,      cess in all their endeavors,‰ said        dents at Harvard and SUNY               Palin seems like one of those Chabad
recruiting ground for serious students   Chabad of Southern Ohio, and spiri-       Rabbi Avtzon.                             Binghamton want to spend Friday         women who don't have enough
and many of the summer-students          tual leader of Congregation                      For more information on the        night meals with these Chabad Sarah     chairs at her table for all the non-
have joined the Yeshivah for the new     Lubavitch/The Shul, for his contin-       Yeshivah or its outreach activities,      Palins rather than the more main-       Chabad women who'd take a plane
semester as well.                        ued support."                             contact Rabbi Gershon Avtzon at           stream, liberal Jews down the road?     or a subway to attend the next
       The Yeshivah High School is              The Yeshivah will be continu-      513-631-2453 or via email yeshiv-         It makes no sense.                      Shluchot convention in Crown
pleased to announce that Rabbi           ing its very successful "Big Brother"                           „Don't get it, do you?‰ Mark     Heights.‰
                                                                                                                             laments.                                      Our all-loving [balanced] Mark
                                                                                                                                    His rhetoric goes on asking,     vents, „Something's happening and
                                                                                                                             „Who would you rather have a cup of     you don't know what it is, do you,
                                                                                                                             coffee with on a bungalow porch, a      Nancy Pelosi?‰
                                                                                                                             cup that can turn into a three-hour         (Continued on page 16)
Elul, 5768 - September, 2008                                                                      The Chabad Times                                                                                           Page 13

                                 44th Yahrtzeit                                                                                                   AN EDITOR’S NOTES
                               Of Rebbe’s Mother                                                                                                                (Continued from page 10)

                                To Be Observed                                                                                          blame ourselves for a lack of proper nurturing, educating, nursing or grooming
                                                                                                                                        in the infancy of these children. If we look around society today and find a
       The 44th Yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin                                                      some of his Torah and Kabbalistic           generation out of hand in disarray, we must sober up fast and recognize that the
Chana Schneerson, of blessed memo-                                                          thoughts.                                   post war baby boomers and hippie generation did not do their job rearing their
ry, mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe,                                                                After Rabbi Levi Yitzchak's         offspring. They were obviously lax and oblivious to what was happening around
Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, will                                                          passing in Alma Ata, his life-long          them. While they were content, their children were growing without direction.
be marked, by Chabad followers                                                              partner, Rebbetzin Chana, gave these                As a result, we see today's generation totally confused about parenting
throughout the world, on the 6th day                                                        manuscripts to trusted friends, the         and education. Most of them don't even know where to begin. The unfortu-
of Tishrei, Sunday, October 5, 2008.                                                        bulk of which, beginning in 1959,           nate thing is that there are no leaders out there in the community [who are will-
       Rebbetzin Chana was the                                                              eventually found its way to the United      ing or able] to guide these parents. In most cases these leaders are as confused
devoted wife of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak                                                         States and came to the hands of their       as the parents. ItÊs the case of "the blind leading the blind."
Schneerson, foremost Kabbalistic                                                            illustrious son, who was by then the                As we stand in the month of Elul culminating the year 5768, and on the
thinker of the past generation, emi-                                                        seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe. Many             threshold of the incoming year 5769, the month which is traditionally known as
nent Torah scholar, and Jewish                                                              volumes of his works have been pub-         a month of reckoning and taking stock, it is high time to do just that.
leader. Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, father of                                                      lished to date by the Kehot                         We should garner all our resources to seek out Torah guidance on rear-
the Rebbe, was former Chief Rabbi of                                                        Publication Society, the Chabad pub-        ing children, educating them and parenting in general. We should demand
the Ukrainian City of Yekatrineslav,                                                        lishing house.                              from our [so called] leaders to brush up and update themselves in the guiding
now called Dnepropetrovsk.                                                                          On the day of the Yahrtzeit,        light of the Torah.
       During her husband's five years                                                      October 5, 2008, Chabad followers,                  Why is it that Physicians, Attorneys, and other professionals must have
of exile in Chili, a small town in the                 Rebbetzin Chana                      will commemorate the event with             "continuous education" to retain their respective licensing certificate, while the
Republic of Kazakhstan, imposed               affairs, Rebbetzin Chana somehow              public Farbrengen-Gatherings at             Clergy and other Jewish community leaders need not continue to brush up and
upon him by the Soviet secret police          managed to manufacture ink from               Chabad centers around the globe.            update themselves in their leadership role. Why do these leaders receive "carte
for his "counter-revolutionary"               herbs and plants found in the fields,         Special services and Torah vigils will      blanche" for life once they were hired? Why is there no review system or form
involvement in Jewish communal                so that her husband could record              be held in many communities.                of "continuous education" so they too may be familiar with the latest tech-

                         H IG H HO L IDA Y P R OG R AM S
                                                                                                                                        niques in their respective field.
                                                                                                                                                Its high time to take stock and recognize that Jewish leaders, lay and rab-

                   IN CORRE CTI ONAL FAC ILI TIE S
                                                                                                                                        binic alike, hold the key to the lives of their constituents. Their followers have
                                                                                                                                        full trust in them and submit their lives in their hands no different than does the
                                                                                                                                        patient to the physician or the client to his attorney.
                                                                                                                                                An attorney that "blows" a case can mess up his client financially or
                                                 (Continued from page 1)                                                                physically but only temporarily. A Clergyman who dispenses ill advice to his
like all of us, to observe the Mitzvahs       necessary requirements and obligations        and traditional foods, along with litera-   constituent, however, messes up not only the life of the individual, but also the
(observances) of the High Holidays if         like every Jew throughout the world.          ture explaining the meaning of the          lives of generations to come.
they possibly can. It may be possible                 "...Bringing the High Holiday         High Holidays, will be distributed.                 In light of all the above-mentioned bizarre incidents that have taken place
for them to celebrate the High                festivities to the Jewish prisoner is a             Similar festivities take place        in the last decade, and in the spirit of the month of Elul, the time for taking
Holidays by performing all the rituals        great act of Ahavas Yisroel (brotherly        during the holidays of Sukkot,              stock, maybe it is time to wake up and smell the brew.
of the month during the various holi-         love). It raises their spirits; it inspires   Simchas Torah, Chanukah, Purim,                     We must remember, in the past when two people disagreed with each
days, such as honey on Rosh                   them with the hope that, if they will         and Passover. At present, Chabad            other, they vented their disagreement in the form of discussion, debate and dia-
Hashanah, the Four Kinds on Sukkot            resolve to eliminate the negative fac-        outposts around the globe are               logue with each other. In the last generation, they may have gotten into an
and Hakafot on Simchat Torah..."              tors in their lives that brought about        engaged in this project for the High        argument resulting in a shove or push.
       For years Chabad of Southern           their imprisonment, they will enjoy a         Holiday Season.                                                      (Continued on page 36)
Ohio has been arranging with the              good, long and happy life. This epit-
authorities of the Department of              omizes the essential idea of the
Corrections to have traditional               month of Tishrei; namely, the unity,
Services on the respective Holidays in        humbleness and freedom of our peo-
the local area penal institutions. Also       ple, a unity which will, in turn, actual-
the regulations call for the allotment        ize within the world the absolute
of a package per year for each                unity, the oneness of Hashem Echad,
inmate. Thus, the Jewish prisoners            the One G-d, with the coming of
could be brought small food pack-             Moshiach speedily in our days..."
ages, which they could use during                     Like in the Greater Cincinnati
High Holiday season.                          Southern Ohio Tri-State region, High
       "How vitally important it is to        Holidays Programs are also to be orga-
encourage the Jewish prisoner and to          nized in various prisons in the United
raise his spirits by showing him that he      States and Canada as well as the world
can fulfill, in detail, the Mitzvahs of the   over. In those correctional facilities
High Holidays with the full intensity of      where such programs are not feasible,

        Dr. Lee and Brenda
observance. He can observe all the            High Holiday "Kits" containing, wine


                New Year
         Wish The Entire Jewish Community
      A Happy, Healthy, Prosperous, and Sweet

                 A Year of Peace, Tranquility,
                and true Spiritual Contentment.
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                                                                                                JEWISH DISCOVERY CENTER
Page 14                                                                                                                                                        Elul, 5768 - September, 2008

      Eighty Thousand
      Obama Supporters                                                                             OFFERS INNOVATIVE
       And One Shliach                                                                              HEBREW SCHOOL
      Rabbi Benjy Brackman,             and put Teffilin on them. All along I
                                                                                        The Jewish Discovery Center in
Chabad Shliach-Emmisary to              was praying that the Secret Service
                                                                                  Mason, Ohio, is getting a head start
Westminster, Colorado attended the      will not confiscate the two black
                                                                                  on the Jewish New Year by offering a
Democratic convention together with     boxes in my hand.
                                                                                  new hands-on way for children to
80,000 people at the Mile High sta-            „As the event and speeches
                                                                                  learn about their heritage, reports
dium in Denver.                         began I was attracted to a very signif-
                                                                                  Rabi Yosef Y. Kalmanson, Executive
      „I have been living in the U.S.   icant factor - the display of unity -
                                                                                  Director, Jewish Discovery Center.
for over 18 years and I never attend-   80,000 people with one common
                                                                                        The center kicks off its one-of-
ed a political event," says Rabbi       goal. Most of the time this stadium
                                                                                  a-kind after-school Discovery Hebrew
Brackman "but last week I received a    hosts two rival teams but now every-
                                                                                  School on Wednesday, September
personal invitation from Colorado       one was united under one theme. I         10, offering quality Jewish program-
Congressman Jared Polis to attend       started to imagining a site of 80,000     ming meant to engage and enliven
the convention, and I agreed.           Jews filling up the stadium for one       students between six and eleven years
                                                                                        Offered between 4:15 and
                                                                                  6:00 p.m. each Wednesday, at 7587
                                                                                  Central Parke Boulevard in Mason,
                                                                                  the new program is conveniently
                                                                                  timed and conveniently located. The                                        JDC Preschool
                                                                                  option of free transportation from       be active, rather than passive, learn-           „This program has the unaffili-
                                                                                  Mason Public Schools provides even       ers.                                      ated primarily in mind,‰ he explains.
                                                                                  more ease for those with a busy                  „ThereÊs a personal side to it,‰ „Therefore, tuition is affordable and
                                                                                  schedule.                                Morrison said. „TheyÊre not just sit- synagogue membership is not
                                                                                        „Parents donÊt have to pick up     ting in front of a book trying to figure required.‰
                                                                                  their children from public school,       out letters that are not meaningful to           The goal the Discovery Hebrew
                                                                                  drop them off here and then pick         them.‰                                    School is to offer all Jewish children
                                                                                  them up again,‰ said Rabbi Yosef                 The curriculum will give the an education that will inspire them for
                                                                                  Kalmanson. „They can just pick them      children mastery of Hebrew reading a lifetime and instill Jewish pride, a
                                                                                  up from here at the end of the day.‰     skills, knowledge of and appreciation sense of history and a meaningful
                     Rabbi Brackman     at the stadium                                  Setting the innovative Hebrew      for basic texts, knowledge of Jewish understanding of Judaism.
      "I figured I would be meeting a   common Jewish goal."                      School apart from traditional, learn-    history within the context of world              „These children will grow up to
lot of Jews there and it would be a           Rabbi Brackman's appearance         ing-based Hebrew schools are its         history, and understanding the Jewish be informed, thinking Jewish adults
perfect opportunity for Mivtzah         was definitely an attraction that drew    experience-oriented programs             calendar and life cycle.                  who will shape our communities and
Teffilin (Teffilin campaign) so I       many Jews. He told them about his         employing props, sets and role play-             The school is dedicated to mak- our world,‰ said Rabbi Kalmanson.
brought along a pair of Teffilin.       Shlichus mission, and reminded them       ing to help children learn. According    ing the richness of Jewish heritage              In their recently expanded facili-
There was a very long line at the       that the High Holidays are right          to Rochel Leah Morrison, principal of    accessible to every child, regardless of ty since 2006, The Jewish Discovery
entrance to the stadium with strict     around the corner. He told them           the Hebrew School, the hands-on          their affiliation or level of observance, Center serves as an educational and
security check by the FBI. This         about the Shlichim, the Chabad            learning style encourages children to    according to Rabbi Kalmanson.             spiritual lighthouse for the thousands
helped me to schmooze with Jews         movement and the Rebbe.                                                                                                      of Jewish families in Butler, Warren
                                                                                                                                                                     and northern Hamilton counties.

                                                                                                                                                                         Rabbi Yosef Y. Kalmanson
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                                                                    C on str uc ti on Be g in s
                                                                     O n W o r l d ' s L a r ge s t
                                                               J e w is h C o m mu n ity C e n te r
                                                                                          By Ben Simon

       Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine -- A               Above the mall, floors of audi-                                  commercial kitchen will provide all        resources for the Jewish community,
new Jewish Community Center, the           toria and suites will become home to                                    the Kosher catering.                       but it plays an important role in the
likes of which the Jewish world has        programs for children, children with                                           In an adjacent space, the           development of the entire city,‰ said
yet to see, is now about ready to be       special needs, womenÊs groups, adult                                    Holocaust museum, planned with the         Zelig Brez, Executive Director of the
built in the Ukrainian city of             education and seniors. A wing is                                        direction of Yad Vashem in Israel, will    Jewish           Community            of
Dnepropetrovsk, announced Rabbi            reserved for Jewish courses offered to                                  be more than UkraineÊs largest             Dnepropetrovsk.
Shmuel Kaminetzky, Chabad                  the communityÊs college students and                                    Holocaust memorial. It will also house            While the centerÊs stores, hotel
Emissary and Chief Rabbi to the            for its on-site business school.                                        one of the worldÊs finest collections of   rooms, restaurants, and medical clinic
region.                                    Teachers at the school and communi-                                     contemporary Jewish art and a muse-        will be open to all residents, Brez is
       This Straddling two blocks, a       ty workers will live in the 30 apart-                                   um of modern Jewish life.                  especially committed to seeing all
$60 million, 400,000 square foot           ments within the complex.                                                      Igor Kolomoysky, a partner in       Ukrainians visiting the museum.
Jewish Community Center and                       Weddings will be held under the                                  the Privat Group, is funding the           „TodayÊs generation has a very limit-
Holocaust Museum, now under con-           stars near a permanent rooftop tent.                                    museum complex and collecting the          ed understanding of the Holocaust,
struction in Dnepropetrovsk, will be a     Festive receptions and banquets will                                    art that will form the nucleus of the      and we must change that.‰
city within a city, a showcase for a       take place in the plush catering halls,                                 museumÊs collection.                              Plans for the center received an
Ukrainian industrial backwater waking      a short elevator ride away. A massive     The Plan for the New Center          „The project will provide           enthusiastic reception from local offi-
up to boom times in Jewish and civic                                                                                                                          cials. Mayor Ivan Kulichenko brought
contexts.                                                                                                                                                     the plans along with him when he
       The seven-tower, twenty-story                                                                                                                          attended a conference of mayors in
museum and center multiplex will                                                                                                                              Belgium. He shared the architectural
stretch around the existing Golden                                                                                                                            drawing of the center with Jerusalem
Rose Synagogue is sweeping in its                                                                                                                             Mayor Uri Lupolianski to promote
scope of programs.                                                                                                                                            positive ties between the two cities.

        Gennady Bogolubov                                                                                                                                                Igor Kolomoysky
        „Any Jewish person, any age                                                                                                                                   For its aesthetic appeal, the
and every time of the day will have a                                                                                                                         center drew approval from the cityÊs
reason to spend quality time at the                                                                                                                           architectural planning board. The out-
center,‰ said DnepropetrovskÊs Chief                                                                                                                          ermost of seven towers stand five sto-
Rabbi and Chabad representative,                                                                                                                              ries high and climb to ten, fifteen and
Shmuel Kaminetzky. At maximum                                                                                                                                 finally twenty stories at the center.
capacity, the center will hold over                                                                                                                                   Atop each building is a large
10,000 people, a chunk of                                                                                                                                     spotlight fixture that will give the
DnepropetrovskÊs 50,000 Jews.                                                                                                                                 complex the look of a free form
        Funded        by      Gennady                                                                                                                         Menorah. DnepropetrovskÊs munici-
Bogolubov, President of the Jewish                                                                                                                            pal chief architect, Julia Saenko,
Community of Dnepropetrovsk and                                                                                                                               saluted the building as „good for the
partner in the international industrial                                                                                                                       image of the city,‰ a step forward for
firm Privat Group, the center will                                                                                                                            democracy, Freedom of Religion and
cement the cityÊs Jewish renaissance.                                                                                                                         revitalization.
        A Jewish mall in the center will                                                                                                                              City planners were quick to
offer easy access to Kosher food and                                                                                                                          approve plans for the Menorah center.
lifestyle necessities on a level unfath-                                                                                                                      Ukraine won hosting rights, together
omable in the lean days of the com-                                                                                                                           with Poland, to the 2012 Union of
munist and immediate post-glasnost                                                                                                                            European Football Association (UEFA)
era. Kosher restaurants, coffee shops,                                                                                                                        championship games. Doubts about
fast food joints, an Internet café, a                                                                                                                         UkraineÊs readiness to host tens of
bookstore, Judaica store, supermar-                                                                                                                           thousands visitors has placed pressure
ket and pharmacy will line the first                                                                                                                          on municipalities to improve
two floors of the center.                                                                                                                                     infrastructure and increase hotel room
        Currently, ten tons of Kosher                                                                                                                         capacity. Menorah center and all of its
meat products are produced in the                                                                                                                             amenities, on track for completion
Ukraine, including ten different kinds                                                                                                                        within two years, is a feather in
of deli meats, per month. When the                                                                                                                            UkraineÊs UEFA readiness cap.
center is completed, demand is                                                                                                                                        Officials also recognized the job
expected to grow further.                                                                                                                                          (Continued on page 34)
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                                                                                                   President Peres
Page 16                                                                                                                                                         Elul, 5768 - September, 2008

           IN MY OPINION
                                                                                                Spent Tisha B'av Night
                                                                                                      In Beijing
                      (Continued from page 12)
        The rant goes on to state,
„And another thing: There are plenty
of logical, rational reasons to abort
America's relationship with Israel, the                                                                                             Peres flew from Israel on a               Peres, who is known to be
far left tells us, but Chabad doesn't                                                                                        regular commercial flight some time       technologically minded, began his
abort and evangelicals (such as Palin)                                                                                       after midnight on Wednesday. Upon         working day early on Friday morning
don't either.‰                                                                                                               arrival in Beijing, he gave an official   with a chat on the popular Chinese
        „Rabbis who can't stop quoting                                                                                       welcoming ceremony, on Thursday           web site in which he
Heschel or Soloveitchik don't get it.                                                                                        afternoon.                                answered questions of Chinese
        With amazement you read on                                                                                                  Early Thursday evening, he         surfers.
MarkÊs rant, „Americans and Jews                                                                                             toured the Olympic Village and met               He also met with Chinese
don't need another genius. We don't                                                                                          with members of the Israeli Olympic       President Hu Jintao at the Great
need another ÂHerr Rabbi Doctor.Ê                                                                                            team.                                     Hall of the People. They discussed a
We have enough Âscholars,Ê believe it                                                                                               Later in the evening Peres         number of issues including the
or not.                                                                                                                      met with Chinese business leaders         strengthening of relations between
        „We don't have enough human                                                                                          at the residence of Israeli               their two countries and of course the
beings who'd rather rock a Down                      Jonathan Mark
                                                                                         President Shimon Peres              Ambassador, Amos Nadai, to dis-           hazard posed to the world by the
Syndrome baby to sleep than abort it;     1950, all American Jews heard of lib-
                                          eral Judaism (that's Conservatives,             Israel's President, Shimon
human beings who can relate to a                                                    Peres, who was in Beijing, as guest
flunking child or the stuffiness of the   too) but almost no one heard of
                                          Chabad. Chabad seemed a relic of          of the Chinese Government for the
sophisticates, parents who don't give                                               opening ceremonies of the 2008
a damn who's in the top Shiur or          history. Liberal Judaism was ascen-
                                          dant, inevitable. The Rebbe's Chabad      Olympics, attended the traditional
who made law review.                                                                Tisha BÊAv [mourning] services and
        „We have too many of the best     was as fringe religiously as Sarah
                                          Palin's conservative ancestors were       the reading of Megilas Eicha [Book
and the brightest, the wise and the                                                 of Lamentations] at Chabad.
brilliant, who can't communicate (and     then on the fringe politically.
                                                  „Who would have figured‰                The Chabad Shliach emissary
who, in the end, maybe aren't really                                                to Beijing, Rabbi Shimon Freundlich,
the best or all that brilliant.)‰ Mark    Mark asks, „that in 2008, liberal
                                          pews in most of America would be          conducted these special services, in
canÊt seem to calm down.                                                            the new 7 Star Olympic hotel adja-
        „The genius of Chabad,‰ Mark      emptier than their rabbis would like,
                                          while everyone has now heard of           cent to the Birds nest (Olympic stadi-
recognizes, „is delivering their mes-                                               um) in the presidential suite.
sage in a down-home way, much as          Chabad? Men and women from
                                          Chabad are all over the continent, all          Also in attendance were Mr.
Sarah Palin did at the convention.                                                  Amos Nadai, Israel's Ambassador to
        „There are others outside of      over the planet, raising fortunes
                                          (without charging Shul membership         China, and about 30 other staff of
Chabad who know how to do it,
                                          fees), getting men to put on Tefillin,    the embassy, representatives of the               President Shimon Peres With The Israeli Delegation
too,‰ Mark goes on. „Blu Greenberg,                                                 Jewish community, and members of
for one, the godmother of Orthodox        getting women to go to Mikvah --
                                          men and women who, if not for             the Israeli sports delegation, along-    cuss the further development of           Iranian nuclear project.
feminism, is as smart and wise as                                                   side some sixty-three athletes from      joint ventures and bilateral trade              Following the meeting, Peres
anyone I've ever met, but like a          Chabad, wouldn't. It makes no
                                          sense,‰ Continues MarkÊs lament.          around the globe.                        and investments.                               (Continued on page 36)
Chabad woman she doesn't enter a                                                          Religiously observant Jews,
room like she wants you to know                   One would think that by now
                                          Mark would get it that there is some-     who may have been concerned about
what she got on her SATs (or BJEs).                                                 where the President of Israel might
        „Her voice and manner are         thing bitterly wrong with those others
                                          he refers to and perhaps something        commemorate the Tisha B'av destruc-
gentle, her visions for Judaism are                                                 tion of the First and Second Temples
prophetic and compelling, all the         correct about Chabad. But no. He
                                          still does not get it. He continues his   when he is in Beijing, rested easy.
more so because her Judaism is poet-                                                      It was already known that the
ic (she's a published poet, after all),   rage, by saying, „Chabad women,
                                          like Sarah Palin, don't look at           Chinese, in a desire to enable the
not like Judaism's angry left whose                                                 president to avoid transgressing the
religion has all the appeal of a term     Judaism, or the United States, and

                                                                                                                                                                       ‫שנה טובה‬
                                          then look at the world to worry Âwhy      Sabbath, arranged for him to be
paper, all about ÂJ,Ê ÂP,Ê Deutero-                                                 accommodated in the Olympic
Isaiah; the kind who can't look at any    do they hate us?Ê They don't blame
                                          Judaism or America first. They are        Village inside the stadium so that he
biblical verse with being ÂtroubledÊ by                                             could easily walk to the opening cer-
it,‰ MarkÊs article continues to rave.    happy warriors. They don't think Âbit-
                                          ternessÊ is what motivates religious      emony on Friday night.
        „Chabad women know what                                                           Aside from that, there were no
really troubles people, and it ain't      people, as Obama said with conde-
                                          scension. You come away feeling that      Kashrut [dietary Laws] problems for
Deutero-Isaiah.‰                                                                    the president or any other visitors to
        Mark is bothered that „In             (Continued on page 37)                Beijing who observe the Jewish
                                                                                    dietary laws.
                                                                                          Dini's Kosher Restaurant, run
                                                                                    by Chabad, which is under the certi-
                                                                                                                              Edward Hattenbach
                                                                                    fication of Rabbi Freundlich, and                                       Certified Public Accountant
                                                                                    across the road from the American
                                                                                    Embassy has a complete selection of
                                                                                    Jewish, Chinese and Western food
                                                                                    which it served in its large dining
                                                                                    area or sent vacuum packed meals
                                                                                    to hotels not only in Beijing but any-                                    8595 Beechmont Avenue
                                                                                    where in China.                                                             Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
                                                                                          It is to be noted that Chabad
                                                                                    prepared some seven and a half ton                                                   (513) 474-5650
                                                                                    of beef, and nine ton of fowl meat to
                                                                                    accommodate athletes and tourists
                                                                                                                                                                     Fax (513) 474-5651
                                                                                    for the Olympic season.                                                 E-mail:
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    AN INTRODUCTION                                                                                                                                                  that person's nationality or religion,
                                                                                                                                                                     no annulment, invalidation, or abso-
      ItÊs no accident that, in one                                                                                                                                  lution is ever possible.
way or another, virtually every Jew                                                                                                                                        On Erev Rosh Hashanah,
participates in the holidays of Rosh                                                                                                                                 before midday, preferably in the
Hashanah and Yom Kippur. For                                                                                                                                         presence of a quorum of ten, one
the significance of these Festivals in                                                                                                                               should annul, absolve, and invali-
the Hebrew month of Tishrei is so                                                                                                                                    date all such vows he made in the
profound as to affect every Jewish                                                                                                                                   course of the previous year. The
soul, regardless of oneÊs degree of                                                                                                                                  text to be recited can be found in
knowledge or commitment to                                                                                                                                           the High Holiday Prayer Books.
      Tishrei is the richest month in                                                                                                                                           THE SHOFAR
the Jewish calendar. From Rosh
Hashanah, which begins the „Days                                                                                                                                            On Rosh Hashanah we must
of Awe,‰ through Sukkot and                                                                                                                                          hear [during the daytime] the sound-
Simchat Torah · the „Season of                                                                                                                                       ing of at least the first thirty of the
our Rejoicing‰ · these holidays set                                                                                                                                  prescribed blasts of the Shofar, the
the tone for the entire year to                                                                                                                                      ram's horn. The Shofar, the oldest
come.                                                                                                                                                                and most soulful of wind instru-
      Your Tishrei Guide sets forth                                                                                                                                  ments, has many meanings. Among
many of the practical observances,                                                                                                                                   them:
as well as the inner significance, of                                                                                                                                       *It proclaims the „coronation‰
these dynamic Yomim Tovim (Holy                                                                                                                                      of G-d as King of the Universe.
Days). May it serve you well, and                                                                                                                                           *It „awakens‰ us to repent
provide inspiration in every aspect                                                                                                                                  and return to G-d.
of daily life.                                                                                                                                                              *It reminds us of the Shofar
                                                                                                                                                                     heard at Mount Sinai, when we
      WHAT IS ELUL?                                                                                                                                                  accepted G-dÊs commandments for
                                                                                                                                                                     all time.
                                                                                                                                                                            *It represents the simple, pri-
                                                                                                                                                                     mal outcry from the depth of the
       In the gener ation of t he                                                                                                                                    soul.
Exodus from Egypt, Moses ascend-                                                                                                                                            It presages the call of the
ed Mount Sinai three times. The                                                                                                                                      „Great Shofar‰ which G-d will
first was to receive the Torah. The                                                                                                                                  sound with the coming of Moshiach,
second was to plead with G-d for                                                                                                                                     who will lead us out of exile and
His forgiveness, after the Jewish                                                                                                                                    into our Holy Land · speedily, in
people transgressed in worshipping                                                                                                                                   our days.

the golden calf. Then, on the first
day of Elul · the month immediate-
ly preceding Tishrei · Moses                                                                                                                                               On the first day of Rosh
ascended the mountain a third time,                                                                                                                                  Hashanah following the afternoon
to invoke G-dÊs abundant mercy for                                                                                                                                   prayer, itÊs customary we visit a
our complete atonement. He                                                                                                                                           body of water or pond containing
remained there for forty days, until                                                                                                                                 live fish and recite the Tashlich
Yom Kippur, when G-d cleansed us                *It is customary to give addi-          *Beginning with the first day          ROSH HASHANAH                         prayers, in which we "cast away"
completely as though we had never        tional charity each weekday.             of Elul through Yom Kippur, it is             OBSERVANCES                          our sins. As fish depend upon
sinned. Since then, these days are              *Beginning Saturday night,        customary to recite daily, in succes-
                                                                                                                              ANNULMENT OF VOWS
                                                                                                                                                                     water, so do we depend upon G-d's
marked as a special period of divine     (September 20, 2008), and on the         sion, extra three chapters of                                                      providence. Also, a fish's eyes never
grace, during which our sincere          following weekday mornings until         Psalms.                                                                            close, symbolizing G-d's unceasing
prayers are sure to find favor in the    the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Selichot                                                     It is explained in the Talmud
                                                                                                                          and in Halachic works that the             watchfulness over us.
eyes of G-d.                             (special penitential prayers) are               WHAT IS ROSH
                                         recited.                                                                         absolution, annulment or invalida-
                                                                                                                          tion of vows or oaths applies only
                                                                                                                                                                            ROSH HASHANAH
                                                *Elul is an appropriate time to
                                                                                   BIRTHDAY OF THE WORLD
                                                                                                                          to those which one has imposed
                                         reflect on our actions and attitudes
       *The Shofar is sounded every      of the previous year, and resolve to                                             upon oneself, as for example, "I will
weekday morning, except on the           correct our shortcomings.                       Rosh Hashanah is the day on      eat" or "I will not eat;" "I will sleep"
last day before Rosh Hashanah.                  *During the month of Elul it is   which G-d completed the creation        or "I will not sleep," and the like.             It is customary to eat on Rosh
       *Psalm 27 is added to the         customary to check ones Mezuzot          of this world, by creating Adam, the    But for that which one vows or             Hashanah foods symbolizing sweet-
daily morning and afternoon prayers.     and Tefillin (phylacteries).             first man. AdamÊs very first act was    swears to his fellow or if someone         ness, blessings, and abundance.
                                                                                  to proclaim the Almighty as King of     places him under oath, regardless of             We dip the Challah in honey
                      The King in the Field                                       the Universe. He called upon all
                                                                                  creatures: „Come, let us worship,                                  The Book of Life
             When the King is enthroned in his palace, he is not easily           bow down, and kneel before G-d,
      accessible; an audience is granted only to those who have merited           our maker.‰ Each Rosh Hashanah,                      On the first evening of Rosh Hashanah, after services, we
      his attention. But when the King is in public, anyone may                   we too proclaim the Kingship of G-             exchange the traditional blessing, „May you be inscribed and
      approach him.                                                               d, and reaffirm our commitment to              sealed for a good year‰. Our sages explain that on Rosh
             Chassidic masters compared the month of Elul to a time               serve Him well. Just as on the orig-           Hashanah, we all stand in judgment before G-d · Âlike a flock of
      when a King, returning to his palace, passes through the sur-               inal Rosh Hashanah, He reconsiders             sheep before the shepherdÊ. If we are worthy, we are ÂinscribedÊ
      rounding fields and greets his subjects with a shining counte-              and re-evaluates every Rosh                    in the ÂBook of LifeÊ. Ten days later, on Yom Kippur, the Book
      nance. In Elul, G-d · the ÂKing of the UniverseÊ · is available             Hashanah the quality of our rela-              is sealed. Through repentance, prayer, and charity, we can
      to anyone who turns to Him... and He graciously accepts our                 tionship with Him, and creates our             sweeten the decree, and merit G-dÊs blessing for health, well-
      petitions and grants our requests.                                          world anew.                                    being, and prosperity for the coming year.
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                                                                                         SHABBAT SHUVAH                                KAPAROS                      In addition to the prohibition of
                                                                                                                                                                    work, as on the Shabbat, there are
                                                                                         The seven days between Rosh              On the morning before the         five activities specifically prohibited
                                                                                   Hashanah and Yom Kippur are an          eve of Yom Kippur, it is customary       on Yom Kippur: eating and drink-
                                                                                   opportunity to do Teshuvah with         to have a Kaparos Atonement              ing, anointing oneself with perfumes
                                                                                   respect to each of the seven days of    Service. It is the custom, in many       or lotions, marital relations, washing
                                                                                   the week ·i.e., on the Monday, we       communities, on Erev Yom Kippur          (for pleasure), and wearing leather
                                                                                   can make amends for whatever            to ritually slaughter a white rooster    shoes.
                                                                                   wrongs we may have done on all          during the morning „watch,‰ for
                                                                                                                           then a thread of divine grace pre-
                                                                                   the Mondays of the previous year...                                                   THE YOM KIPPUR
                                                                                   and so forth. Shabbat -- from the       vails in the world. We slaughter it
                                                                                                                           to subdue the supernal severities,               SERVICE
                                                                                   evening of Friday October 4th until
                                                                                                                                                                           A DAY OF PRAYER
                                                                                   nightfall on the 5th -- is called       and take out its blood to „sweeten‰
                                                                                   "Shabbat Shuvah," after the             (the severities). It is called Kaparos
                                                                                   Prophetic reading for that day:         (expiation) as was the scape-goat
                                                                                                                                                                           On Yom Kippur we are freed
                                                                                   "Return, O Israel, for you have         mentioned in Leviticus (16:5-22).
                                                                                                                                                                    from all material concerns, and can
                                                                                   stumbled..."                                   Each member of the house-
                                                                                                                                                                    devote the day to prayer. We begin
                                                                                                                           hold shall have a Kaparah - a roost-
                                                                                     THE EVE OF YOM KIPPUR
                                                                                                                                                                    the evening service with the chanti-
                                                                                                                           er for each male and a hen for each
                                                                                                                                                                    ng of „Kol Nidrei‰, which absolves
                                                                                                                           female. A pregnant woman shall
                                                                                          On the day preceding Yom                                                  us of any vows we may make in the
at the beginning of all Holiday           therefore known as the „Ten days                                                 have three fouls: a hen for herself,
                                                                                   Kippur, Wednesday, October 8,                                                    coming year.
Festive meals. On the first night,        of Teshuvah.‰                                                                    a rooster and a hen for the
                                                                                   2008, we eat festive meals, to                                                          During each main prayer
Monday, September 29, 2008, at                   Teshuvah · frequently trans-                                              unknown gender of the child.
                                                                                   demonstrate our faith and confi-                                                 throughout Yom Kippur, we recite
the outset of the meal, we eat a          lated as repentance · actually                                                          When a chicken is not avail-
                                                                                   dence in G-dÊs mercy. Another                                                    the „Viduy‰ (confession), enumerat-
piece of apple dipped in honey.           means returning. Judaism empha-                                                  able or feasible, many perform this
                                                                                   beautiful custom for this day is that                                            ing all the sins we may have com-
      After the appropriate blessing      sizes that our essential nature · the                                            service with „money.‰ In order to
                                                                                   of parents blessing their children                                               mitted, and ask for G-dÊs forgive-
on the apple, we add: „May it be          divine spark of the soul · is good.                                              evoke the feeling of repentance, we
                                                                                   with the Priestly Benediction: „May                                              ness.
Your will to renew for us a good          True repentance is best achieved                                                 recite, „this is my exchange, this is
                                                                                   G-d bless you and guard you...May                                                       The final prayer of the day, as
and sweet year.‰ Other customs            not through harsh self-condemna-                                                 my substitute, this is my expiation.
                                                                                   G-d shine His countenance upon                                                   our judgment for the coming year is
include eating the head of a fish,        tion, but through the realization that                                           This chicken shall go to its death
                                                                                   you and be gracious to you...May                                                 being sealed, is called „Neilah.‰
pomegranates, and carrots.                our deepest desire is to do good, in                                             and I shall proceed to a good, long
                                                                                   G-d turn His face toward you, and                                                Neilah is the only service of the
                                          accordance with the will of G-d.                                                 life and peace.‰
                                                                                   grant you peace.‰                                                                entire year during which the doors
         TEN DAYS                                                                                                                 It is the custom to give these
                                                                                                                                                                    of the Ark remain open from begin-
                                              THE FAST OF GEDALIAH
                                                                                          Yom Kippur atones for sins       Kaparah chickens to the poor for
       OF TESHUVAH                                                                 against G-d, but not for wrongdo-       food. Its value is also exchanged for
                                                                                                                                                                    ning to end.
                                                                                                                                                                           This signifies that the gates of
                                                                                   ings between man and man. It is         charity.
                                                Thursday, October 2, 2008, is                                                                                       prayer in heaven are wide open to
                                                                                   therefore important, on the day
                                                                                                                                 FIVE PROHIBITIONS
                                          a fast day. We neither eat nor                                                                                            us at this time. Neilah culminates
                                                                                   before Yom Kippur, to apologize
     The first ten days of Tishrei ·      drink, from approximately three                                                                                           with the „Shema Yisrael‰ (Hear OÊ
                                                                                   and seek forgiveness from friends,
two days of Rosh Hashanah, the            hours before sunrise until 40 min-                                                                                        Israel) and other verses said in uni-
                                                                                   relatives, and acquaintances, to heal        Yom Kippur is from
seven days following, and Yom             utes after sunset. It commemorates                                                                                        son, and the final blowing of the
                                                                                   any ill feelings, which may have        Wednesday evening, October 8,
Kippur · are an auspicious time in        the tragic assassination of Gedaliah,                                                                                     Shofar.
                                                                                   arisen.                                 through Thursday night, October 9.
which to rectify our shortcomings         a great Jewish leader during the
and draw closer to G-d. They are          Babylonian exile.

                          An Eternal Bond
           Though these Days of Awe, as they are often called, are
                                                                                       DON'T BE CHICKEN!!
     solemn, they are not sad. In fact, Yom Kippur is, in a subtle way,
     one of the happiest days of the year. For on Yom Kippur, we
     receive what is perhaps G-dÊs most sublime gift: His forgiveness.
           When one person forgives another, it is because of a deep
     sense of friendship and love that overrides the effect of whatever
     wrong was done. Similarly, G-dÊs forgiveness is an expression of
     His eternal, unconditional love.                                                                                         JOIN US FOR
                                                                                                                KAPAROS SERVICES
           Though we may have transgressed His will, our essence ·
     our soul · remains G-dly, and pure. Yom Kippur is the one day
     each year when G-d reveals most clearly that our essence and His
     essence are one. Moreover, on the level of the soul, the Jewish                                       The Traditional Atonement Service,
     people are all truly equal and indivisible.
           The more fully we demonstrate our essential unity by acting                                           Using A Live Chicken,
     with love and friendship amongst ourselves, the more fully G-dÊs                                      On The Morning Before Yom Kippur
     love will be revealed to us.

                      A Threefold Holiness                                                             Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 7:30 A.M.
            One of the most moving parts of the Yom Kippur service is
     the recounting of the Service of the Kohen Gadol · the High
     Priest. On this, the holiest day of the year, the holiest man in the                                                       CHABAD
     world would enter the holiest place on earth · the Kodesh
     HaKadoshim of the Temple in Jerusalem · to pray on behalf of                                                             OF SOUTHERN OHIO
     his people. When he emerged from the Holy of Holies, the liturgy
     tells us, he was radiant, „like the iridescence of the a
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     JONAH SWALLOWED                                                            afternoon, October 20, all meals
        BY THE FISH                                                             are eaten in the Sukkah, unless it
       The Haftorah that is read on                                                    When partaking of a meal
the afternoon of Yom Kippur tells                                               containing at least two ounces of
the story of how G-d commanded                                                  bread or cake, we say the blessing
the Prophet Jonah to go to the city                                             "Le-shev Ba-Suk-kah." Ask a com-
of Ninveh and warn the people                                                   petent Rabbi how to build a proper
there to repent, lest G-d destroy                                               Sukkah or where to purchase one.
their city.                                                                     Also see instructions how to build a
       Jonah did not want to fulfill                                            Sukkah in this issue.
this mission and ran away on a
ship. G-d caused a terrible storm                                                      THE FOUR KINDS
to occur and eventually the sailors
threw Jonah off the ship - as the                                                     Another special Mitzvah of
only way to make the storm                                                      Sukkot is the shaking together of
abate.                                                                          the „Four Species‰ · the Etrog
                                                                                                                               SHEMINI ATZERET
       G-d caused a great fish to                                               (Citron), Lulav (Palm branch), three                                             for the departed. Customarily this
swallow up Jonah. Eventually                                                    Hadassim (Myrtle branches), and                                                  is done in unison in the congrega-
Jonah was saved from the fish and                                               two Arovot (Willow branches). Each            Shemini Atzeret is the eighth      tion while the Torah scroll is still out
went to do G-d's bidding in                                                     day of Sukkot (except the Sabbath),     day of the Festival of Sukkot. As        of the ark.
Ninveh.                                                                         from Tuesday, October 14, through       above-mentioned, the Jewish peo-
                                                                                                                                                                       THE FESTIVE MEALS
       Why was this story chosen to                                             Monday, October 20, we shake the        ple go out on behalf of all the
be read on the holiest day of the                                               "four kinds" during the daytime.        nations of the world. The eighth
year? And why did Jonah "run                                                          Hold the Lulav, Hadassim,         day of Sukkot is strictly reserved for         On the eighth day, Tuesday,
away" from G-d rather than carry                                                and Arovot in the right hand, with      the Jewish people, as noted that on      October 21, which is Shemini
out his mission? To teach us how                                                the LulavÊs „spine‰ facing you. Say     this day only one (representing the      Atzeret, we continue to eat the
much our love of our fellow Jew                                                 the appropriate blessing(s), then       Jewish people) „He-goat‰ is brought      meals in the Sukkah, but without
needs to be.                                                                    take the Etrog in the left hand with    to the Alter for „Atonement.‰            reciting the blessing „Layshayv
       Jonah knew that if he went to    enhance our awareness of G-dÊs all-     the point, or „Pitom‰, up, bring it           Our Sages offer us an analo-       BaSukkah.‰ On Simchat Torah, the
Ninveh the people there would           embracing love and protection, we       together with the other three kinds,    gy. A King threw a great party for       ninth day, Wednesday, October 22,
repent. He also knew that the           are commanded, „In Sukkahs              and shake it.                           his friends, family, ministers and       we resume eating meals indoors.
Jewish people had not repented in       (booths) you shall dwell, seven days‰                                           foreign dignitaries. These festivities
spite of all the chastising the         (Lev. 23:42).                             INTERMEDIATE DAYS                     went on for seven days. Upon the
                                                                                                                                                                         WHAT IS
                                            FOR UNIVERSAL PEACE
prophets had given them.
                                                                                      OF SUKKOT                         conclusion, the King says to his
                                                                                                                                                                     SIMCHAT TORAH?
       Rather than make the                                                                                             family members, „Now that the
                                                                                         CHOL HAMOED
Jewish people appear bad in G-d's
                                                                                                                                                                      AS THE CIRCLE TURNS
                                              When the Jewish people                                                    party is over, everyone is gone let
eyes, Jonah chose to "run away."                                                                                        just me and you rejoice together.‰
This lesson is so important that        rejoice, our hearts go out to the
                                        whole world. In the days of the               The third through the seventh           This, our Sages explain, fol-
we read it every year on Yom                                                    days of Sukkot, from Wednesday          lowing the seven days of festivities            On the evening of Simchat
Kippur.                                 Holy Temple in Jerusalem, the
                                                                                night, October 15, through              which includes all the nations of the    Torah, Tuesday night, October 21,
                                        Sukkot Festival offerings included
                                                                                Monday, October 20, are called          world, on Shemini Atzeret, the           (and in some communities, on the
                                        seventy oxen, corresponding to the
   WHAT IS SUKKOT?                      seventy nations · in prayer for their   Chol Hamoed -- the intermediate         eighth day G-d continues the cele-       previous evening of Shemini Atzeret
                                                                                days. Only very necessary work          bration only with His nation · the       as well), we make seven „Hakafot‰
                                        wellbeing, and for peace and har-
                                                                                should be done.                         Jewish people.                           (circlings) around the Bimah, (plat-
                                        mony among the nations of the
                                                                                      Throughout the seven days of            On Shemini Atzeret it is also      form) singing and dancing with the
      Immediately following the                                                 the Festival, we continue our cele-     customary to recite the Prayer for       Torah scrolls.
awesome days of Rosh Hashanah                                                   bration in the Sukkah, in ever-         Rain. Beginning with the Musaf                  On the morning of Simchat
through Yom Kippur, we prepare                 OBSERVANCES                      increasing exhilaration. Just as the                                             Torah, Wednesday, October 22, the
                                                                                                                        Amidah of Shemini Atzeret until the
for the joyous exuberance of Sukkot             OF SUKKOT                       seven solemn days between Rosh          first day of Passover we ask for         final portion of the Torah is read,

                                                   THE SUKKAH
· the „Season of our Rejoicing.‰                                                Hashanah and Yom Kippur serve to        rain.                                    completing the yearly cycle. Then
After leaving Egypt, during the forty                                           make amends for each week of the                                                 we immediately start reading the
years of wandering in the wilder-                                               previous year, so the seven joyous                    YIZKOR                     beginning. Thus, we continue to
ness, the Jewish people were sur-             During the entire seven days      days of Sukkot will bring us happi-                                              nourish ourselves from the infinite
rounded by protective „clouds of        of the festival, from Monday night,     ness in all the weeks of the year to          On, Shemini Atzeret, Tuesday       wisdom of G-dÊs Torah · the eter-
glory.‰ In commemoration, and to        October 13, until Monday late           come.                                   morning, October 21, 2008, follow-       nal force that has bound us together
                                                                                                                        ing the reading of the Torah the         and sustained us for more than
                        A Unique Mitzvah                                             HOSHANAH RABBAH                    Yizkor Memorial Service is recited       3,300 years.
           Eating festive meals and spending time in the outdoor                      The seventh day of Sukkot,                                A Transcendent Joy
     Sukkah is a delightful and unique religious experience. Some have          Monday, October 20, is calle d
     the custom of decorating the Sukkah with elaborate ornaments;              Hoshanah Rabbah. It is customary                      Simchat Torah is the culmination of a month filled with
     others prefer to preserve its unadorned simplicity. But whatever           to stay awake the night before and
                                                                                                                               uplifting experiences. We have stood in awe before the King
     oneÊs style, the Sukkah is the only Mitzvah in which we are com-           recite portions of Torah and the
                                                                                                                               of the Universe; we have been forgiven and cleansed by His
     pletely surrounded, from head to toe, by the Mitzvah itself ·              Book of Psalms. In the morning,
                                                                                                                               mercy; and we have experienced the joy of uniting with G-dli-
     enveloped, as it were, in the divine presence.                             we circle the Bimah (platform) seven
                                                                                                                               ness through His beautiful commandments. Now, we rejoice
                                                                                times, Lulav and Esrog in hand.
                                                                                                                               with His Torah. We take the sacred scrolls in our arms and
                       Four Kinds of Jews                                       Then we recite special prayers,
                                                                                                                               dance together, scholar and novice alike. During the dancing,
                                                                                called „Hoshanot.‰ In an ancient
            One explanation, among many, is that each of the four                                                              the scroll remains in its cover, for this is not a time for study.
                                                                                rite of profound mystical signifi-
     kinds represents a different type of Jew. The fact that the Mitzvah                                                       The joy of Simchat Torah is far greater than any delight we
                                                                                cance, we beat on the floor five wil-
     requires all four kinds symbolizes our oneness as a people: we all                                                        may derive from intellectual understanding. Here again, we
                                                                                low branches, which are bound
     need one another. And the four species are waved in all four               together, symbolically „sweetening‰            emphasize that sublime level of the Jewish soul where we are
     directions, up and down, signifying that G-d is everywhere.                G-dÊs judgment.                                all one.
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                                                                                                                                         HOLIDAY RECIPES
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           The Month of Tishrei in Review
                                   - In Light Of Today -                                                                                                HONEY CAKE
                                                By Sholom D. Berke
                                                                                                                                       Traditionally served on Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur
                                                                                                                                   symbolic of our wishes for a sweet year.

                                                                                                                                        3   eggs                                  3   Tbsps. Margarine
        Before Rosh Hashanah we
have the month of Elul, a preparatory                                                                                                   1   pound honey (1 1/3 cups)              1   tsp. Baking soda
season for the Ten Days of                                                                                                              1   1/3 cups sugar                        4   cups flour
Teshuvah. Elul, as noted frequently,                                                                                                    1   cup strong coffee                     1   tsp. cinnamon
is an acrostic for "Ani Ledodi Vedodi                                                                                                   2   tsps. Baking powder
Li," the passage in Shir Hashirim
(Song of Songs) describing Israel's                                                                                                      Preheat oven to 325 degrees
devotion to G-d. "I am my beloved's                                                                                                      Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan.
(G-d), and my beloved is mine." Note                                                                                                     Beat eggs and honey together. Add sugar and mix again. Mix
the order; Israel's devotion comes                                                                                                 coffee with baking powder, and then add with margarine to the egg
first, while G-d's love is His response.                                                                                           mixture. Add baking soda, flour, cinnamon and beat together well.
Israel takes the initiative.                                                                                                       Bake in greased 9‰ x 13‰ pan at 325 degrees for 55 minutes to an
        At the other end of the calen-                                                                                             hour.
dar, we find Passover described in a
companion verse, "Dodi Li Ve'ani
Lo." "My beloved is mine and I am                                                                                                            TRADITIONAL CHALLAH
my beloved's." Here the order is
                                                                                                                                       For an unusually smooth taste and texture to enhance your
reversed -- G-d's love for Israel pre-
                                                                                                                                   Shabbat and Yom Tov meals.
cedes Israel's response to G-d. G-d
took the initiative.
        Of course, these verses, and                                                                                                    5 pounds flour                            2 Tbsps. salt
the Holy Days they represent, indi-                                                                                                     2 ounces fresh yeast and                  1 1/2 cups sugar
cate two different approaches inher-                                                                                                    l package dry yeast                       5 eggs
ent in Yiddishkeit. Approaches that        inheritance. In purchasing there is an      only after the gift was freely given to          2 cups warm water
is complementary, not contradictory.       exchange, value for value. A gift is        us.                                              1 1/2 sticks margarine                    GLAZE
Chassidic philosophy explains that         not paid for; it is not given as an                But suppose the Jew foolishly             2 1/3 cups boiling water                  1 egg, beaten
both orders are equally valid, for each    obligation discharged, but neither is it    squanders his inheritance? Suppose                                                         Poppy seeds
has its proper mood, season and pur-       generally given to a "stranger."            his deeds and life create a barrier
pose. Sometimes we call; at other          Something on the recipient's part           between him and his Father in                      Dissolve yeast in 2 cups warm water, in a small bowl, until it bub-
times we answer.                           inspired the gift.                          Heaven? Here we come to Elul, to the        bles. In a large bowl, place margarine and pour boiling water over it
        Egypt was a land of consum-                Inheritance, though, does not       Rosh Hashanah season. "Ani Ledodi,"         and stir until margarine is melted. Add salt and sugar. Let cool for a
mate degeneracy and evil. Our              involve the recipient's merits at all; he   I am G-d's, the first step, and only then   few minutes and beat in eggs. Add the bubbling yeast. Gradually add
enslaved ancestors were so lost, and       is simply his parents' child.               "Dodi Li," does G-d respond to man.         flour. Knead for 10 minutes. If dough is too moist add a little more
so agonizing was their slavery, that       "Morashah Kehillas Yaakov" describes               Man makes his overture. He           flour.
they could not even listen to Moses        Torah as Israel's heritage. What did        takes the initiative by reconsidering his          When ready to rise, smear top of dough with oil, cover and let rise
announcing the redemption.                 we receive in the form of inheritance?      actions of the past year and measuring      1 hour. Separate a small portion of dough known as ÂChallahÊ from the
        Their merit was in the past                Neshamah, the G-dly soul with-      them according to the standards of          whole dough. Shape and let rise another hour. Brush with beaten egg
(Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) or in the       in each of us, is part of our endow-        Torah. He must determine to correct         to glaze. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
future (the promise of Torah). But         ment at birth. In the recesses of the       whatever was deficient. This is the                Bake at 350 degrees 1 hour for large Challahs, 1/2 hour for
G-d "appeared" spontaneously as it         soul there is a "concealed love" for        theme of Teshuvah, return, that             smaller Challahs and rolls.
were, by His initiative, to redeem         G-d that needs only to be aroused.          dominates these fateful weeks.
them, and only then did Israel
respond by "fleeing" the defilements
                                           The most estranged of Israel possess-
                                           es an inextinguishable spark. These
                                                                                              Man comes back, man
                                                                                       worships, man makes the start of the
                                                                                                                                                   FANCY KREPLACH
of Egypt.                                  are not earned by our labors; they are      fresh year what it should be. We are             Kreplach, a chopped meat or chicken mixture encased in dough,
        Torah, the Rebbe has frequent-     instances of "Dodi Li," G-d's call to       then assured of "Dodi Li," that G-d will    and then cooked or fried, is traditionally served the afternoon before
ly emphasizes, is not simply a story,      Israel in every generation. He grant-       make the year one of blessing and           Yom Kippur, and on Hoshanah Rabbah.
even in its narrative portions. Torah      ed us these of His own accord, by His       good in answer to Israel's prayers.
is "teaching." What can we learn           initiative, and we are now expected to             Rosh Hashanah is Coronation               DOUGH                                     FILLING
from this aspect of Egypt?                 make use of them.                           Day for G-d as our King and for Israel           2 cups flour                              1 onion, diced
        There are qualities with which             Our response is the next step.      as His people. The word Melech                   1/2 tsp. salt                             2 Tbsps. oil
we are endowed, not because of our         The G-dly soul must rule and master         (King) is a constant re-rein throughout          3 Tbsps. oil                              1 cup ground cooked
virtues or efforts, but as an inheri-      the desire of the flesh. The "concealed     the prayers of the Ten Days of
                                                                                                                                        2 egg yolks                                 meat or chicken
tance.                                     love" must be brought forth,                Teshuvah (Penitence), and G-d's
                                                                                                                                        1/2 cup water                             1 tsp. salt
        Generally, there are three ways    awakened, given life, to impel the Jew      Malchus (Kingship) is the first of the
                                                                                                                                        1 1/2 tsps. baking powder                 1/4 tsp. pepper
of acquiring an object from another        to live Yiddishkeit with enthusiasm.        three sections of the Rosh Hashanah
person; by purchasing, by gift or by       These are our efforts, but they come        Musaf. What do we mean by                                      or baking soda              1 egg

             Best Wishes To
                                                                                       Melech? In fact, is not G-d King                                                           1 Tbsp. Matzah meal
                                                                                       regardless of what we do? What,
                                                                                       then, is meant by "coronation"?                   Dough: Combine flour, salt and oil. In a separate bowl, beat

                   The Entire Community
                                                                                              Lashon Hakodesh, the sacred          egg yolks, water and baking powder (or soda). Add to flour mixture.
                                                                                       language of Torah, is precise, with         Knead and roll out, thinly, on floured surface. Put into 3-inch squares

                                                                                       often untranslatable, yet vital shades      or circles.
                                                                                       of meaning that convey profound                    Filling: Sauté onion in oil. Add chopped meat and brown for 5

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                                                                                       ideas. Melech is translated as "King."      minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Add salt, pepper, egg, and
                                                                                       But there are related words in Lashon       Matzah meal and mix well. Fill center of each square or circle with
                                                                                       Hakodesh, for example Moshel, or            meat mixture. Folding into triangles, or bring both sides and bottom
                           Obstetrics & Gynecology                                     "ruler."                                    together towards center, pinching together, and thus forming a triangle.
      Ellen W. Feld, M.D.                  Richard G. Valido, M.D.                            How is Melech different from         Place in lightly salted boiling water for approximately 20 minutes until
      Lisa C. Gennari, M.D.                Connie Rudolph, CNM                         Moshel? The definition will enhance         Kreplach float to top. When ready, remove from pot and serve in soup.
                              (513) 794-1500                                           our understanding of Torah's attitude       Can also be served as side dish. For firmer Kreplach, fry in heated oil
                                                                                                                                   in skillet over medium flame until golden brown on both sides.
                                                                                            (Continued on page 27)
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                                 The Chabad Times
                                                                 Campus Currents                                                                                                    Issue #6

 In The News                                                   Campus Activities Start With A Bang!
 High Holiday Schedule                                                   The University of Cincinnati academic year
                                                               2008-2009 has just started, and Chabad is quick out of
                                                                                                                                   for twenty meals, and are available to eat in the Chabad
                                                                                                                                   House or to take out. Additional kosher food is available
      • Sunday, September 28, 7:30pm: Challah Baking           the gate with a calendar full of programming. Putting the           in the local Kroger and Biggs supermarkets.
 Workshop. Make, bake and take home the most deli-             first-year students at ease right away, Chabad’s “Early                        Rabbi Yitz and Dina – along with their three
 cious bread you’ve ever had. Learn the Jewish traditions      Bird Shabbat” saw incoming freshmen - some with their               boys Schneur, Yossi and Mendel – are excited with the
 and several braiding techniques.                              parents - enjoy a delightful Shabbat experience while               successful start of the Fall Quarter. Please feel free to stop
      • Monday, September 29th, 7:45pm: Candle Lighting        meeting the Chabad House staff and some twenty other                by the Chabad House at any time to take a tour and see why
 and Rosh Hashana services. Dinner will follow, with all       students and UC faculty members at Friday night dinner.             Chabad is called “the warmest place away from home.’
 the traditional additions, like dipping apples in honey and   Shabbat morning and lunch saw another pleasant crowd
 enjoying a piece of a fish head and pomegranate.               of about fifteen students.
      • Tuesday, September 30th, 10:00am: High Holi-                     Sunday evening was Chabad’s Open House and
 day Morning Services. The shofar sounding will be             Café, featuring flavored coffees and teas, delicious cakes
 at about 12 noon, and lunch at 1:30pm. Rabbi Creeger          and cookies, and a few rounds of the famous word-search
 will blow the shofar at the new AEPi fraternity house at
                                                               game, Boggle. Students talked about the upcoming trip to
 3:15pm, and at 4:00 the Tashlich ceremony will depart
                                                               Israel with mayanot and Birthright, and got to know the
 from Chabad to the lake in Burnett Woods. Anyone who
 missed hearing the shofar can take advantage later in the     several new students who came to check out Chabad for
 day. Rabbi Yitz will be outside the Calhoun and Siddal        the first time.
 Residence Halls at 5:45pm, and then by Daniels Hall at                  The new year kicked off with the Welcome Back
 6:30pm. Evening services for the second day of Rosh           BBQ, featuring “Build your Own Kebab” as well as the
 Hashanah will begin at 8:15pm followed by dinner.             regular BBQ fare, along with vegetarian options. Cotton
      • Wednesday, October 1st, 10:00am: High Holiday          candy, watermelon, awesome company, music and more
 Morning Services. The shofar sounding will be at about        rounded out the evening. There was also an opportunity
 12 noon, and lunch at 1:30pm. In the afternoon, anyone        to register for the Birthright free trip to Israel during the
 outside the residence halls can hear the shofar on the        winter break. And everyone got to take home their new
 same schedule as yesterday. Rosh Hashanah ends at             Chabad at UC T-shirt! See more pictures of these events
 8:00pm with a Havdallah ceremony at the Chabad House.         on page two.
      • Wednesday, October 8th, 6:49pm: Yom Kippur                       The Student Lounge and entertainment
 fast starts. Kol Nidre Service and evening prayers will       center at Chabad is decked out with couches and a
 be at 7:15pm.                                                 wide selection of games, ranging from board games
      • Thursday, October 9th, 10:30am: Morning prayers        and a DVD player with a large plasma screen TV to
 begin. Yizkor Memorial Service will be at about               a Nintendo Wii with a variety of games. Four player
 1:00pm. Mincha afternoon prayer at 3:00pm followed by         Mario Kart is a great pastime!
 a break until Ne’ilah closing services at 6:45pm. Yom                   Over a dozen students took advantage of last
 Kippur ends at 7:48pm, followed by a break-fast.              year’s Kosher meal plan which will be continued again
   Financial Assistance for                                    this year - several have already joined. These wholesome
                                                               lunches and dinners are cheaper than those offered by
 Foreign Jewish Students                                       the University, and participants say they taste better, too!
                                                               They are priced as low as $6.50 when buying a card good

                                                               Birthright Israel Registration Now Open:
      Jewish students from outside North America can now
 find some financial assistance with school or residential
 fees. A generous benefactor, who wishes to remain anony-

                                                               Over 20 UC Students Excited To Go!
 mous, has pledged up to $5,000 to ease the burden foreign
 students have while getting settled at UC. For more infor-
 mation or an application form, please contact the Chabad
 House at, or 513-751-2288.                                                         Taglit-Birthright Isra-    “but I’m always looking for some way to get back to Israel.
 Rooms Available To Rent –                                                                            el has become famous
                                                                                                      throughout the Jewish
                                                                                                                                   Rabbi Yitz encouraged me to recruit for this winter’s trip; it’s
                                                                                                                                   gone well and it looks like I’ll be joining them!”
 A Referral Gets You $100                                                                             world as the best way
                                                                                                      to visit the Land of
                                                                                                                                              Ryan has far surpassed the minimum he needs in
                                                                                                                                   order to secure his position as a leader on the trip, but he is
      Know any Jewish male UC students who need a
 place to live? Chabad is offering $100 to anyone who                                                 Israel for college-age       still actively recruiting and following up with as many Jew-
 makes a recommendation resulting in a rental agreement.                                              students. Over 160.000       ish students as he can. He explained, “It’s so important to me
      Chabad House has living quarters for men at a very                                              young Jews who have          that Jewish youth go on this trip. It changed my life and my
 affordable price, and features:                                                                      never been to Israel         perspective, and I’ll do what I can to help them go.”
      • Free high-speed internet • Free utilities                                                     have taken advantage                    Twenty area students have signed up, with several
      • 11 month rental             • Close to campus                                                 of this amazing, totally     more seriously considering. Rabbi Yitz will do what he can to
      • Extreme convenience to all Chabad programs                                                    free, opportunity.           ensure they can join the group, but stresses the urgency. “You
      • Free laundry facilities                                                                             Two years ago, in      can register now, and cancel in the next 5 weeks with no pen-
      • Free use of big screen TV and Nintendo Wii                                                    December of 2006,            alty. But if you don’t register, there is no way you can go!
      • Free use of student lounge and library                                                     Rabbi Yitz chaperoned a         Although registration is open for another week or so, people
                                                                        Ryan Williams              bus full of 40 young peo-       are finding themselves placed on waiting lists already because
      • Other assorted bonuses
      Please contact Chabad at or          ple looking to connect with their ancestral homeland, includ-       90% of the registrants did so in the first two days. Plus, this is
 (513)751-2288 with any questions.                             ing 16 from the Cincinnati area. The experience is still fresh in   one of the biggest groups in Birthright’s history!”
      Anyone who needs assistance with campus dormi-           their minds, but perhaps not as much as Ryan Williams, who                     Anyone Jewish and aged 18-26, who has not been
 tory or meal plan requirements for religious reasons can      was a student at NKU at the time.                                   on a group trip to Israel can register for a free winter or sum-
 contact the Chabad House.                                               “I’ve graduated and now have a job,” Ryan said,           mer trip at
Chabad House - Jewish Student Center • Rabbi Yitzi & Dina Creeger, Directors • 2718 Digby Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220 • (513) 751-2288 •
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    The Chabad Times
                           Campus Currents

        Two events that kicked off the new year at UC were the Open House Café and the Welcome
 Back BBQ. Everyone had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. The new
 Chabad student group T-shirts were a big hit. Anyone who wants one can simply sign up to join the
 mailing list, and pick up a shirt at the Chabad House or at the info table at TUC.

 Chabad Student Board President
 Addresses Incoming Jewish Students
                                        University of Cincin-    body a rest by watching a movie, sleeping, or just chilling
                               nati 2008-2009! I am sensing      with friends.
                               a great year. I am psyched                  Chabad at UC is one of the places where I like to
                               for the packed and spirited       take a break from my studies. I go there multiple times dur-
                               sporting events, the free con-    ing the week to relax with friends and the Rabbi, enjoy a free
                               certs on Sigma Sigma Com-         meal, play Wii, and learn more about Judaism. Whether it
                               mons, and just hanging out        is a free Shabbat meal on Friday night after services or just
                               on McMicken Commons. I            smoking hookah on McMicken commons, Chabad is always
                               can’t wait to meet a new year     a great time and a welcoming place. So, I invite you to stop
                               of friends, play intramurals,     by for an event, meet the Rabbi, and make new friends.
                                and attend fraternity and
                                house parties. But I guess we            I look forward to enjoying a Chabad event with
                                came to UC to study as well.     you soon.
         Jon Dress              So, whether you are spend-
                             ing your late nights studying in    Jon Dress
 the library, rehearsing for a concert in CCM, or preparing      Architecture ’11
 for a huge critique in DAAP, make sure you do give your         President of Chabad

                                              On Thursday, November 13,
                                                     Chabad at UC
                                             will present renowned lecturer

                                           Nonie Darwish
     One woman’s incredible story of self-sacrifice for truth and peace. Nonie came from a world of
                  hate and transformed into an activist for tolerance and human rights.
     She has been featured on CNN, MSNBC and FoxNews, authored “Now They Call Me Infidel,”
                                 and is the director of Arabs For Israel.

                           Lecture and Q&A at 8:00pm in Room 400 of the
                         Tangeman University Center, University of Cincinnati
                                   Exclusive opportunity with your sponsorship:
                                      Wine and Dine with Nonie
                         • Wine tasting reception, 5:30pm at the Chabad House on Campus
                                                 • Gourmet dinner                                                                         On Monday, September 8th, local incoming
                             • Personally signed copies of Nonie’s brand new book,                                                freshmen accompanied returning students on a bowling
                        Cruel But Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Effects of Sharia Islamic Law
                                                                                                                                  and pizza filled evening. Rabbi Yitz and Dina joined the
                                                                                                                                  group that filled several cars, and Chabad paid for the
                                                   • Photo with Nonie
                                                                                                                                  kosher pizza from Kineret. Everyone had a great time
                 Call (513) 751-2288 to make a reservation. Limited sponsorships available.                                       making new friends or catching up with old friends.

Chabad House - Jewish Student Center • Rabbi Yitzi & Dina Creeger, Directors • 2718 Digby Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220 • (513) 751-2288 •
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 Student Spotlight:
                    My Thoughts on the Coming Year                                                   The Chabad Times
                                                                   by: Rachel Kartal                                          Campus Currents
           I am now a sophomore at the University of Cincin-             cook, playing games, roasting marshmallows, meeting new
 nati and am really looking forward to the school year; Chabad           students from the University, and, Friday night Shabbat.
 has some great events planned. I have recently become a psy-            One of my favorite events from last year was the Rabbis
 chology major with a minor in Judaic Studies; I am very ex-             birthday. It was a lot of fun because of the great people and
 cited for these changes. However the school year can bring              delicious food.
 a lot of anxiety and stress. For many students creating study
 groups is extremely beneficial and time management is cru-                         The most memorable Shabbat was when basketball
 cial. I am glad that I am taking classes on Judaism because it          player Tamir Goodman spoke. Tamir really offered students
 gives me an opportunity to learn about my heritage and study            great advice and words of wisdom for the future. I think he
 with my friends.                                                        was very inspirational and he proved that he is able to stay
                                                                         faithful to his religion and continue to play basketball.
          When I need a break from studying I enjoy going to
 Chabad because it is such a friendly atmosphere. Chabad is                       This year will be another fun-filled year at Chabad
 a place I can go to knowing I am able to ask questions and              and I look forward to meeting everyone!
 learn something new. I also look forward to helping Dina                                                                                                       Rachel Kartal

                                              The Yom Kippur Frat House                                                                                                          By David Sacks
       It’s one of those one-in-a-zillion stories. The type my          Cut to Yom Kippur, 40 years later. After a very unlikely            It is astounding how precisely G-d governs the world.
father likes say would give a computer a nervous break-           series of events, I, too, ended up in Los Angeles. In a nutshell,   Beyond the synchronicity though, I think there is an even
down. It begins in 1946. My father had just finished his          while attending Harvard, I started writing for the Lampoon,         deeper lesson. When we do something holy, not only do
military service and was living in Los Angeles, an exotic         and improbably decided on a career in comedy writing. Even          we elevate ourselves and our past, but we open up gates
choice for a Newark, New Jersey boy, and was just begin-          more improbably, after graduating with no job prospects and         in Heaven for our future, and not just our own - but our
ning a stint at UCLA.                                             taking my old job back as an elevator operator in my parent’s       children’s and children’s children until the end of time.
       It was summer time, the                                                               building on 79th and Broadway, the             I heard from Rabbi Simcha Weinberg that when we
new term was about to begin,                                                                 phone rang. A show on HBO called,        experience moments of transcendence, we should use
and my father was looking for a                                                              offering me a three-week trial period    them to pray for our future descendants.
place to stay. He went to the fra-                                                           on their writing staff.
                                                                                                                                            I don’t know if consciously or unconsciously, my father
ternity closest to campus, gave                                                                     I didn’t grow up observant.       had me in mind when he reaffirmed his commitment to
them a deposit and began to                                                                  But my parents instilled within me a     being Jewish, but I am living proof that he opened doors for
unpack.                                                                                      strong sense of Jewish identity. As a    me that I continue to walk through to this day.
       A short while later there was                                                         child I remember my mother saying
                                                                                             “Shema” with me before I went to bed.          Shortly after writing this, my father, Dr. Leonard
a knock at the door. It was one of                                                                                                    Sacks, Leib ben Tzvi Hirsh HaLevi, left this world. May it
the senior members of the frater-                                                            As an 8 year-old, I remember read-
                                                                                             ing Hasidic stories from “’Talks and     be an elevation for his soul.
nity. He quickly assessed the situ-
ation, and began hinting that my                                                             Tales,” the Lubavitch children’s maga-
                                                                                             zine an observant neighbor sent my            David Sacks is a sitcom writer who has worked for
father “might be more comfortable
                                                                                             older brother as a bar mitzvah pres-     “The Simpsons,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” and also served
                                                                                             ent. As an 11 year-old I began attend-   as a producer on “Malcolm in the Middle.” He is president
       This seemed strange. My                                                               ing Camp Ramah, the conservative         of Jewish Impact He lives with his family in Los
father just landed a spot as close                                                           sleepover camp and at 14 I remember      Angeles.
as you could get to the campus -                                                             dancing with a Torah scroll at Reb
what could be “more comfortable”                                                             Shlomo Carlebach’s shul on Simchat
than that? My father assured him

                                                                                                                                      Yom Kippur Services
                                                                                             Torah, feeling absolutely whole, am
that he was happy there, but                                                                 knowing that I had connected with the
the man persisted, saying that                                                               essence of my life.
it might be nicer to be around

                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, October 8
people “more like yourself.” By                                                                     In the years that followed, I
way of example, he mentioned                                                                 always wanted to do more Jewishly,

                                                                                                                                                      KOL NIDREI
the name of - the Jewish fraternity nearby.                       but somehow I had given myself permission to stagnate.
                                                                        Then came Yom Kippur.
       Naively, my father explained that having just served in
                                                                                                                                                        Evening Service
                                                                                                                                                            7:15 pm
the United States Army, he had been exposed to all kinds of             Even though I wasn’t “religious,” I wanted to go to an
people, and enjoyed - even thrived - on diversity.                Orthodox shul that I could walk to. The closest one at that         U      C                                          U        C
                                                                  time was the Chabad of Westwood. At the end of a long day
                                                                                                                                                 Thursday, October 9
       The man repeated that my father would feel more com-
fortable elsewhere, but this time it wasn’t a suggestion. They    of services, Rabbi Cunin concluded with a declaration that

                                                                                                                                          Shacharit-morning Service - 10:30                 am
were his parting words. He gave my father back his deposit        every Jewish male over 13 must put on tefillin every day
                                                                  except Shabbat, and that every Jewish woman must light
                                                                                                                                                    Yizkor - 1:00 pm
and left the room.
                                                                  Shabbat candles before sundown Friday nights. All I could
       Suddenly, my father understood. No Jews Allowed.           think was - he’s right. I owned tefillin. I had put them on dur-
                                                                                                                                      Neila-closing Service, 6:15 pm
       My father vividly recalls how as he walked down the        ing summer camp, but that was basically it. Nonetheless,
stairs. The ping-pong game in the rec room abruptly stopped,      they were incredibly precious to me.
and everyone became uncomfortably silent. It stayed that                Wherever I went, even if it was for only a weekend, I         followed by the sounding of the Shofar and a
way until he left the building.                                   would take them with me. “Who knows?” I thought, “Maybe I’ll             light break-the-fast (Fast is over at 7:48pm)
       But the real story begins with what happened next.         want to put them on, and if they’re not there, what will I do?”
       There were any number of places my father could                  After that Yom Kippur, I started putting on tefillin and           All services will be held at the
                                                                                                                                                   Chabad House
have gone. While anti-Semitism was still a potent force in        never stopped.
American society, the flood gates of assimilation were open,            That mitzvah transformed my life. Before long, I was
and tens of thousands of Jews were rushing through, leav-
ing their Jewishness behind. It would have been a perfect
                                                                  keeping Shabbat, marrying a wonderful Jewish woman, and                      Jewish Student Center
                                                                                                                                                2718 Digby Ave
                                                                  sending my children to yeshiva.
moment for my father to do the same. After all, if this is what
comes with being Jewish, then who needs it?                             And now for the part that continues to amaze me.
                                                                  That fateful encounter at the Chabad House where on Yom                            For more information:
       But my father made the exact opposite choice. He           Kippur, happened at 741 Gayley Avenue, the exact location
went to the Jewish frat house on 741 Gayley Avenue and                                                                                                   (513)-751-2288
                                                                  of the Jewish frat house my father reaffirmed his Jewish ties   /
took up residence there.                                          40 years earlier.

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         Chabad on Campus Prepares                                                              The Chabad Times
           For the Holiday of Joy                                                                                Campus Currents
           With the High Holidays                      The Sukkot holiday starts on Monday night at                          dancing in honor of the Torah. Once more,
 now under way at the beginning              7:30pm with evening services. Dinner will of                                            morning prayers will be at 10:30am
 of the new academic year at UC,             course be under the stars in the suk-                                                   followed by lunch in the sukkah -
 many students and faculty mem-              kah. The weather might be getting                                                      for the last time. Tuesday evening
 bers are looking for a friendly, in-        cool as night falls, so everyone                                                      is Simchat Torah, and will start at
 teractive holiday service close to          should remember to dress warm-                                                       7:30pm. Prayers will be followed by
 campus. The holidays this year are          ly. On Tuesday the 14th, there are                                                 kiddush and a buffet, with the focus
 all falling out mid-week, makng it          morning services at 10:30am, and                                                  being the Celebration of Jewish Pride
 more difficult for many to join their        lunch will be in the sukkah at about                                           as we dance seven rounds with the Torah
 families at home and maintain their         1:00pm. Tuesday evening at 7:45pm will                                         scrolls, exulting in the unique relationship
 class schedule. Chabad also can             be evening services, again followed by din-                                   ad connection the Jewish peple have with
 help students who need permission           ner in the sukkah. Wednesday at 10:30am                                       G-d through the Torah. Dinner will follow...
 to miss a class in order to partake in      will again be morning prayers followed by                                    eventually.
 the Jewish holiday traditions.              lunch, and the first part of the holiday ends at                          The party continues on Wednesday after the
           At Chabad on Campus,              7:45pm with a brief Havdallah service.                                 10:30am morning services. At this time, the very
 plans are well under way for sup-                     On the Intermediate Days of Sukkot                           end of the last book of the Torah scroll is read
 plying friendly, informative and            (October 16-20), Chabad will have a small                              aloud, and then a protion from the very beginning
 inspirational prayer services, along        sukkah set up in front of TUC for students and                     in genesis, symbolizing that the study of Torah is nev-
 with delicious, home-made lunches           faculty who want to do a “Mitzvah on the Spot”. They           er complete. This will be followed by more Hakafot-style
 and dinners throughout the holiday          can make a blessing on the sukkah and shake the Lulav          dancing and celebrating, which will then be followed by
 season. With an eye towards tra-            and Etrog, right there on campus!                              lunch. The holiday ends at 7:31 pm, Wednesday night.
 dition, Chabad encourages Jews                        Chabad will be the opening host (on Thursday                   “We hope that we can make the holidays and cel-
 of all backgrounds to attend. The           the 16th at 6:00pm) for the “UC Sukkah Crawl” as dozens        ebrations accessible to all Jews in our community, espe-
 prayers are accompanied by stories          of students will celebrate the holiday of joy at Chabad’s      cially those who are not affiliated with an area synagogue
 and explanations, and interspersed with song. “I don’t
                                             sukkah before moving on to Hillel’s sukkah and culmi-          but would like to connect Jewishly. No prior experience
 like giving long speeches or sermons,” explained Rabbi
                                             nating with a party at AEPi, the Jewish Fraternity. The        or level of observance is necessary and we take care to
 Yitzi Creeger. “College students get enough of that at
                                             entire Cincinnati Jewish community is welcome to join          conduct the service slowly and with frequent guidelines
 school. I’d rather they learn a few interesting and mean-
                                             in the celebration at the Chabad House, which will fea-        to aid those with less experience,” said Rabbi Creeger.
 ingful insights about the customs or the prayers, and have
                                             ture food, live music, dancing and more, and are invited       “Simchat Torah is my favorite holiday, and I’d really like
 the freedom to read and explore at their own pace.”
                                             to stay even as the students move on to their next stop.       to share it with as many Jews as possible this year.”
           Sukkot is known in the Torah as the “Holiday of
                                                       Shabbat on Sukkot will start at 6:38pm on Fri-                 Contact the Chabad House if you have any ques-
 Joy”. The festivities kick off with a Sukkah Building and
                                             day with candle-lighting and 7:00pm evening                                                     tions about the holidays, or
 Decorating project on Sunday, October 12 from 3:00-
                                             services. Dinner will of course be in the sukkah                                                have dietary restrictions or
 5:00pm. There will be refreshments and music as stu-
                                             – remember to dress warm! Shabbat morning                                                       allergies so you can be ac-
 dents help the Rabbi build the biggest Sukkah in town!
                                             services will be at 10:30am with lunch at about                                                 commodated for the meals
                                             1:00pm in the sukkah. All are invited to join in
           Anyone who would like to purchase a Lulav                                                                                         – you don’t need to make a
                                             whenever they can - there is no such thing as be-
 and Etrog set should contact Rabbi Creeger right away at                                                                                    reservation, but it helps for
 751-2288 or             ing too late to drop in! Shabbat ends at 7:35pm.                                                planning purposes. There
                                                       Sunday, October 19th features a favorite                                              is no charge for the ser-
                                                                    for all at UC – the famous                                               vices or meals; however,

    Help support Chabad on Campus!                                  “Pizza in the Hut”! Start-
                                                                    ing at 4:30pm, students
                                                                                                                                             donations are gratefully
                    Donate online at:                               and UC faculty drop by for
                                                                    some awesome free food
                                                                                                                                                    Chag Sameach!

                                 as they enjoy fresh, home-
                                                                    made pizza, s’mores, a bonfire,
                                                                    hot chocolate, and relaxing with
     Chabad on Campus is not funded by any parent                   a hookah in the sukkah while
   organization or the University, and all expenses are             sitting on carpets and pillows.

                                                                                                          Take Off
    covered by generous donors from the community,                        All this is just warming up
                                                                    for the most joyous days of all.
       friends, students, their parents and alumni.                 The holidays start up again with
                                                                    Shemini Atzeret on Monday
               Thank you for your support.

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      The Month of Tishrei in Review                                                                              CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES,
                      - In Light Of Today -                                                                       AND FESTIVAL BLESSINGS
                          (Continued from page 22)                                            Date                           Activity                                                       Time
                                                                                              Monday, Sept. 29               Light candles, recite * blessings 1 and 5.                     at      7:03
to the relationship between man and                 Throughout the year, the Jew                                             Eat special Rosh Hashanah foods.
G-d, and will add to our appreciation       must live the life of Yiddishkeit,                                               Dip Challah and Apple in Honey
of Rosh Hashanah as well.                   observing Mitzvahs and studying
        A Moshel rules. The consent         Torah. To a large degree Rosh                     Tuesday, Sept. 30              First day Rosh Hashanah.
of the governed is not required. His        Hashanah determines this, just as the                                            Sounding of Shofar.
rule might extend over men -- as in         well being of the head determines the                                            Tashlich Service in the afternoon.
the case of a dictator. He might be a       state of the body.                                                               Light Candles from pre-existing flame
shepherd of animals without intelli-                Before the specific decrees of                                           Recite blessings 1 and 5                                       after 8:01
                                                                                                                             Eat a New Fruit
gence, or even the manager of inani-        the king are accepted and observed,
mate possessions.                           the king's general authority must be              Wednesday, Oct. 1              Second day Rosh Hashanah.
        The Moshel does as he pleases,      established. The people's submission                                             Rosh Hashanah ends.                                            at      8:00
and his subjects, whatever they may         to his rule at the coronation affects
be, are his pawns.                          their later observance of his wishes.             Thursday, Oct. 2               Fast of Gedaliya ends                                          at      8:00
        G-d is sometimes called Moshel,             The Mishnah explains that                 Friday, Oct. 3                 Light candles, recite ** blessing 2.                           at      7:57
for He has established laws of nature,      Shemah (Hear O Israel) precedes
for example, that are dictates of His       Vehaya (and it shall be), so that man             Saturday, Oct. 4               Shabbat ends                                                   at      7:55
wish. Trees grow, planets move, not         will "first accept the Kingdom of                 Wednesday, Oct. 8              Kaparos Service.
because they wish to, or because they       Heaven and then accept the Mitzvah                                               Festive Meal.
recognize the wisdom of doing so.           directives." In this sense Shemah and                                            Light candles recite blessings 3 and 5                         at      6:49
There is no "consent" here. The             Rosh Hashanah play similar roles, for                                            Fast begins                                                    at      7:09
absolute Ruler decrees, and there is no     both initiate the Torah life; both are
violating His law.                          general foundations followed by spe-              Thursday, Oct. 9               Yizkor Memorial Prayers.
        But just as G-d is Moshel, He is    cific observance of individual Mitzvahs                                          Yom Kippur ends                                                at      7:47
Melech. The Melech, unlike the              throughout the year and throughout
                                                                                              Friday, Oct. 10                Light candles, recite ** blessing 2.                           at      6:46
Moshel, does not impose his rule on         the life of the Jew.
unwilling subjects. They must desire                In this light we can understand           Saturday, Oct. 11              Shabbat ends                                                   at      7:44
his rule, even in the face of the           Rosh Hashanah as the Day of
potential Melech's reluctance, a reluc-     Judgment. "Today the world was                    Monday, Oct. 13                Sukkos Eve.
tance overcome by the people's              conceived," we say in the Musaf                                                  Light candles recite * blessing 4 and 5.                       at      6:42
importuning and submission.                 prayer. "Today, all the creatures of                                             Begin eating in Sukkah.
        But the key to Malchus is con-      the universe stand in judgment."                                                 Say Blessing 6 before eating in Sukkah.
sent. The subjects face alternatives of             The establishment of a king                                              At the first meal in a Sukkah add blessing 5
requesting or rejecting the ruler. Not      does not depend solely upon the                   Tuesday, Oct. 14               Begin shaking the Four Kinds, Recite Blessing 7.
by compulsion, but purely of their          desire of the subjects; the king, too,                                           At first time shaking recite Blessing 5.
own volition, they choose to accept         need want to rule. It is when he sees                                            Light candles from pre-existing flame,
His dominion. In Maariv (the evening        that the subjects are preparing them-                                            say blessings 4 and 5                                          after 7:40
prayer) we say: "Umalchuso Beratzon         selves to accept his sovereignty that
Kiblu," Israel accepted G-d's kinghood      he will desire to rule.                           Wednesday, Oct. 15             Yom Tov ends                                                   at      7:39
willingly, exactly as we have                       So it is with G-d. "Today, all            Friday, Oct. 17                Light candles, recite ** blessing 2.                           at      6:36
explained Malchus.                          the creatures of the universe stand in
        This power of election, the abil-   judgment," for G-d to examine, weigh              Saturday, Oct. 18              Shabbat ends                                                   at      7:34
ity to make decisions, is the unique        up and decide whether He will con-
                                                                                              Monday, Oct. 20                Eve of Shemini Atzeret
quality of man, unshared by any other       tinue to rule over them for another
                                                                                                                             Light candles recite * blessing 4 and 5                        at      6:32
creature. "Choose life," Moses pleads       year. Only by submitting ourselves to                                            Hakafot in the evening.
with his people, because the choice is      His rule and resolving to observe His
open to man. This is the teaching of        wishes do we demonstrate to G-d                   Tuesday, Oct. 21               Yizkor Memorial Prayers.
Torah, instructing and inspiring man        that we want Him to continue being                                               Hakafot in the evening.
to make the decisions G-d wishes.           our King -- "Ani Ledodi." Then He, in                                            Light candles from pre-existing flame,
        What is the particular connec-      His mercy will accept the kingship                                               say blessings 4 & 5                                            after 7:31
tion of this with Rosh Hashanah?            and continue to want us as His peo-
                                                                                              Wednesday, Oct. 22                 Completion of Torah.
The term "Rosh" is used here deliber-       ple -- "Dodi Li."
                                                                                                                                 Everyone honored to the Torah.
                                                      YOM KIPPUR
ately. Rosh means both "head" and
"first.‰ The "head" is the "first," the
                                                                                                                                 Yom Tov ends                                              at      7:29
highest, of the body's organs, pos-
                                                                                              * If lighting after sunset, light only from a pre-existing flame
sessing the higher faculties like sight,           The period commencing on
                                                                                              ** Do not light after sunset
hearing, speech and thought.                Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom
                                                                                              A pre-existing flame is a flame burning continuously since the onset of the Festival, such as a pilot light,
        The head commands the other         Kippur is referred to as the Ten Days
                                                                                              gas or candle flame.
organs of the body to act according         of Teshuvah (penitence). This implies
to its instructions. If the head is in      that both Rosh Hashanah and Yom                                                 FESTIVAL BLESSINGS
good condition, then the rest of the        Kippur are included in these peniten-
                                                                                                   1.   Boruch Atoh Ado-noi Elo-heinu Melech Haolom Asher Kideshanu Bemitzvosov
body may function well, but the least       tial days, and that they are all part of
                                                                                                        Vetzivonu Lehadlik Ner Shel Yom Hazikoron.
defect in the brain may have an             a significant period, which culminates
                                                                                                   2.   Boruch Atoh Ado-noi Elo-heinu Melech Haolom Asher Kideshanu Bemitzvosov
immeasurable effect on the body.            on the day of Yom Kippur. From this
                                                                                                        Vetzivonu Lehadlik Ner Shel Shabbos Kodesh.
        On Rosh Hashanah the higher         it can be inferred that from the very
                                                                                                   3.   Boruch Atoh Ado-noi Elo-heinu Melech Haolom Asher Kideshanu Bemitzvosov
soul-faculties are revealed. Quite          moment Rosh Hashanah begins we
                                                                                                        Vetzivonu Lehadlik Ner Shel Yom Hakipurim.
simply, this means that the Jewish          are in fact preparing for Yom Kippur.
                                                                                                   4.   Boruch Atoh Ado-noi Elo-heinu Melech Haolom Asher Kideshanu Bemitzvosov
heart is more sensitive on this day;               In the days of the Temple, the
                                                                                                        Vetzivonu Lehadlik Ner Shel Yom Tov.
that every Jew feels more deeply his        essence of Yom Kippur was that the
                                                                                                   5.   Boruch Atoh Ado-noi Elo-heinu Melech Haolom Shehecheyonu Vekiyemonu
kinship with his Creator than during        service could only be performed by
                                                                                                        Vehigionu Lizman Hazeh.
the rest of the year. A wasted Rosh         the Kohen Gadol (High Priest).
                                                                                                   6.   Boruch Atoh Ado-noi Elo-heinu Melech Haolom Asher Kideshanu Bemitzvosov
Hashanah will result in a Jewishly          During the rest of the year the service
                                                                                                        Vetzivonu Layshayv Basukah.
indifferent year, and a Rosh Hashanah       in the Temple could be performed by
                                                                                                   7.   Boruch Atoh Ado-noi Elo-heinu Melech Haolom Asher Kideshanu Bemitzvosov
spent in the proper manner gives life       any of the Kohanim (Priests).
                                                                                                        Vetzivonu Al Netilas Lulav.
and spirit to the whole year.                     (Continued on page 28)
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                                                                 - In Light Of Today -
                                                                                     (Continued from page 27)
       There were two distinct groups      charitable endeavors. Here each         but constantly changed from one to      Jew with Torah, the Law of Life, is       of Yom Kippur, the High Priest used
of services performed by the High          Jew must wear white garments,           the other during the course of the      similarly indelibly engraved.             to say a short prayer invoking a
Priest on Yom Kippur. One group            pure garments, symbolizing spiritual    day's services, so must we, today,             On Yom Kippur each Jew             good year for himself and for all
was performed while he wore all the        perfection untarnished by material      do the same. For in the concept of      must enter the Holy of Holies, which      Jews.
eight garments referred to as the          and physical matter.                    a Jew, Spiritual and material matters   is within him. He must not think:                Today, each Jew, while doing
"golden garments," and the second                While it is incumbent on a Jew    cannot be divorced from each other.     "How can I enter when I am not            service in his Holy of Holies, can do
group was carried out while he wore        to use his "golden garments" for ser-         This, then, is the significance   dressed up?" He must realize that to      the same. A few chosen words in a
only his pure white linen garments.        vice outside the Holy of Holies,        of the Ten Days of Teshuvah, which      enter the Holy of Holies does not         chosen moment, expressed by an
       The Temple contained three          once inside, in each individual's       begin with the blowing of the Shofar    require "dressing up," but rather sim-    individual in pure thought, can bring
specific areas. The Azarah                 soul, gold must not enter. There,       on Rosh Hashanah and culminate in       ple, pure, heartfelt thoughts.            not only for his immediate family,
(Auditorium), the Hechal (Chamber),        rich man and poor man alike must        the services of Yom Kippur.                    And when he emerges he must        but for all his brethren, a good and
and the Kodesh Hakadashim (Holy            don white, pure garments.                     In the days of the Temple, the    have resolved to serve the Almighty       sweet year in all matters, Spiritual
of Holies).                                      And just as the Kohen Gadol       Holy of Holies contained only the       at all times with both his golden and     and Material.
       The services in the first two       of old did not first wear one set of    Ark housing the Tablets engraved        his pure, white garments.
areas were performed by the High           garments and then later the other,      with the Torah. The bond of the                Finally, after the whole service             THE SUKKAH
Priest wearing his golden garments.
For the services in the Holy of                                                                                                                                            "You shall dwell in booths for
Holies, the Kohen Gadol wore the                                                                                                                                     seven that your generations
white garments.                                                                                                                                                      shall know that I have caused the
       The Temple is now destroyed                                                                                                                                   children of Israel to dwell in booths
and these services are no longer                                                                                                                                     when I brought them out of the land
performed. There remains, howev-                                                                                                                                     of Egypt..."
er, the spiritual Temple, which is                                                                                                                                                         (Lev. 23:42-43)
extant in each and every Jew. A
Temple unscathed, always com-                                                                                                                                               Although the festival of Sukkot
plete, and beyond destruction even                                                                                                                                   is also associated with other
by the Jew himself, let alone by our                                                                                                                                 Mitzvahs (such as the Lulav and
enemies.                                                                                                                                                             Esrog), it takes its name from the
       Each Jew is the High Priest of                                                                                                                                Sukkah, the temporary booth in
his own spiritual Temple and when                                                                                                                                    which the Torah instructs us to live
Yom Kippur arrives he, like the                                                                                                                                      during this festival.
Kohen Gadol of old, must perform                                                                                                                                            One reason advanced for this
all the services there himself. There                                                                                                                                is that the Mitzvah of dwelling in a
are still two types of "service" to be                                                                                                                               Sukkah has an additional merit in
performed. The service of the Holy                                                                                                                                   that it takes effect from the begin-
of Holies in the white garments, and                                                                                                                                 ning of the festival and not, as in the
the other services in the golden                                                                                                                                     case of the Lulav and Esrog, from
garments.                                                                                                                                                            the first morning of Sukkot.
       Maimonides writes that the                                                                                                                                           Furthermore, the Mitzvah of
reason for the Priests performing                                                                                                                                    building a Sukkah requires prepara-
their duties in special garments, and                                                                                                                                tion before the commencement of
for the High Priest performing his                                                                                                                                   the festival, and this adds further to
duties on Yom Kippur in the golden                                                                                                                                   the merit of this Mitzvah. After ful-
garments, was that for matters of                                                                                                                                    filling the Mitzvah of Lulav, one is
holiness one must use the most                                                                                                                                       exempt for the remainder of the day.
beautiful and best materials avail-                                                                                                                                  The Mitzvah of dwelling in the
able. Therefore, as gold is held in                                                                                                                                  Sukkah, however, applies to the
high esteem and makes a deep                                                                                                                                         whole of the festival -- from the
impression upon a person, the ser-                                                                                                                                   moment it begins until it ends.
vice in the Temple, particularly on                                                                                                                                         To delve more deeply into this
Yom Kippur, had to be performed                                                                                                                                      theme: Most Mitzvahs involve only
in golden clothes.                                                                                                                                                   one part of the body, while the
       This being so, it is difficult to                                                                                                                             Mitzvah of dwelling in the Sukkah
                                                         Ever wonder why the Day of Judgement coincides with the 6th day of creation
understand why the service in the                                                                                                                                    involves the whole of the body,
                                                                                       rather than the 1st.
Holy of Holies, which was of even                                                                                                                                    which is encompassed by it. Thus,
greater spiritual standing, was per-                   Or why a Shofar must be made from a ram's horn? (How about a French Horn?)
                                                                                                                                                                     any personal action, which would
formed in white garments.                         Ever wonder about repentance? Is it really as simple as throwing our sins down the river?
                                                                                                                                                                     not normally be a Mitzvah is hal-
       The matter may be explained                                          Ever wonder about ANYTHING Jewish?                                                       lowed and becomes a Mitzvah by
as follows. Each Jew must serve the                                      Maybe it's time you should start wondering!!!                                               being performed within the Sukkah.
Almighty to the limit of his personal                       Chabad proudly offers classes and services which will be full of wonders.                                       The Talmud states: "He who
ability. When a Jew is approached               It will help you appreciate what we do on Rosh Hashanah & for that matter on Yom Kippur.                             has no home is not a man," meaning
to give charity, he cannot claim that                                Sukkot and Simchat Torah too. and WHY do them.                                                  that he who has no home is incom-
he has discharged his religious                                          So stop wondering and wander into Chabad.                                                   plete, for a place of domicile is
responsibilities by studying Torah or                                                                                                                                essential to a whole man. The pos-
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ments" in the service of G-d.                                                            OF SOUTHERN OHIO                                                            not forfeit this status even when he
       On the other hand, a Jew                                                                                                                                      is not in his dwelling-place.
must remember that he cannot dis-
                                                                                                                                                                            The Sukkah is the symbol of
charge his other responsibilities in                                                                                                                                 the Jew's spiritual status and, as in
spiritual and worldly matters merely                                                                                                       the case of a physical domicile, this
by supporting places of learning or                                                                                                                                        (Continued on page 29)
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                                         The Month of Tishrei in Review
Elul, 5768 - September, 2008                                                                                                                          Page M9 (29)

                                                 - In Light Of Today -
                                                              (Continued from page 28)

status is independent of whether or                                                               THE LULAV --                      which has a distinctive taste as well as
not a person is physically within the                                                              SYMBOL OF                        aroma, symbolizes those Jews who
                                                                                                  TORAH STUDY
walls of this dwelling, as long as he                                                                                               are Torah scholars, as well as devout
knows where his home is and                                                                                                         observers of the Mitzvahs.
expects to return to it.                                                                        During the festival of Sukkot,              The Lulav, the branch of the
       It is expected of every Jew                                                       we Jews observe a most interesting         palm tree, which has a good taste but
that, "in all your ways, you shall                                                       and basic commandment -- the               no aroma, represents the Jews who
know Him." Not only during the                                                           Mitzvah of "Bentsching Esrog" -- or        concentrate on the study of Torah.
time we are learning Torah or are                                                        reciting the proper blessing over the      Hadassim, myrtle branches, which
occupied in prayer should we be                                                          "Four Kinds" of plants specified in the    have a lovely smell but no taste, sym-
serving G-d, but even when we are                                                        Torah: the Esrog -- a citrus fruit; the    bolize the Jews who exert their major
occupied with worldly matters, these                                                     Lulav -- a branch of the palm tree;        efforts on the observance of Mitzvahs,
too should be bound up with the                                                          Hadassim -- myrtle branches, and the       while Aravos, willow branches, which
Almighty.                                                                                Aravos -- branches of willow.              have neither taste nor smell, repre-
       The essential lesson of Sukkot                                                           The correct way of observing        sent those Jews who are lacking in
is that by dwelling in a Sukkah we do                                                    this Mitzvah directive is by binding the   both Torah study and observance of
connect our personal, mundane                                                            myrtle and willow branches to the          Mitzvahs.
affairs with the Almighty and raise                                                      Lulav, then holding the Lulav in the               Since the aim and purpose of
them to the level of sanctity. We                                                        right hand. The Esrog is held sepa-        life is Torah study and the observance
should gain strength from this to be                                                     rately in the left hand.                   of G-d's will as expressed in the
subservient to G-d in all our daily                                                             We recite the blessing: "Who        Mitzvahs, it would seem that the
affairs throughout the year.                                                             commanded us about holding the             Esrog, symbolizing as it does both
       The Talmud refers to the                                                          Lulav," and place both hands together      facets of a Jew's ideal, enjoys pre-
Mitzvah of Sukkah as an "easy                                                            so that the Esrog in the left hand         eminence among the "Four Kinds."
Mitzvah." Indeed, when a Jew really                                                      touches the other kinds in the right       And so we bring the Esrog, alone in
resolves that, come what may, he                                                         hand.                                      the left hand, to touch the other kinds
will be a servant of the King of                                                                There is an explicit reason for     in the right hand.
Kings, then it is truly a "simple mat-                                                   every one of the details of                        This teaches us that whilst
ter" to conduct his worldly affairs in                                                   "Bentsching Esrog."                        every Jew has the duty of helping
such a manner as to make this world                                                             Our Sages teach us that the         other Jews, one who realizes in his
a hallowed place -- a true sanctuary -                                                   "Four Kinds" of plants we use repre-       person the ideal goal that is demand-
- for the Almighty to dwell therein.                                                     sent four kinds of Jews. The Esrog,               (Continued on page 30)

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                                     The Month of Tishrei in Review
                                                       - In Light Of Today -
                                                                   (Continued from page 29)

                                                                 far removed as they are from the            men of wisdom and deeds. But if the         witness and participate in the
                                                                 ideal.                                      Aravo, a Jew devoid of learning and         celebration.
                                                                         His superiority and strength        deficient in deeds, does not partici-              One still witnesses true
                                                                 may influence them for the better, but      pate and is not reckoned among              Simchah, sees joy pouring forth from
                                                                 his very removal from material things       Israel, then Israel is incomplete.          the innermost crevices of the soul.
                                                                 makes it almost impossible for them                In his last address to the peo-      Not a joy characterized by levity and
                                                                 to affect him.                              ple, Moses speaks of all of Israel          frivolity, but rather a deep soul-
                                                                         It is not necessary to bind the     standing before G-d, from the highest       searching and all-encompassing exal-
                                                                 Lulav and Esrog to each other, for          to the most humble. This ideal of the       tation at one and the same time. It is
                                                                 each represents a different period in a     wholeness, the inclusive nature, of the     not the kind of joy, which drags one
                                                                 Jew's ideal development -- each per-        Jewish people is paramount.                 down to the trivialities of life, but
                                                                 fect in its own time.                              In each Jew there is room for        rather a joy which elevates one above
                                                                         It is significant, however, that    improvement but each Jew has his            the narrow and petty, to achieve a
                                                                 the Mitzvah of "Bentching Esrog" can-       part to play and each is indispensable      new perspective of life, and to gain a
                                                                 not be performed if any one of the          to the Jewish way of life.                  deeper purpose for it.

                                                                                                                     SIMCHAS TORAH
                                                                 four species is lacking. Whilst the                                                            A lesson of Simchas Torah can
                                                                 Esrog embodies all qualities and the                                                    be learned from the custom that all
                                                                 Lulav and Hadassim represents spe-                                                      Jews dance together on this Festival
                                                                 cific virtues, the Mitzvah is not perfect          Throughout the ages Simchas          of Rejoicing.
                                                                 and the Berachah (benediction) may          Torah has been observed, not with the              All Jews, aged and dignified
                                                                 not be recited over them unless the         cold, spiritless, dutiful "marching" with   Rabbis and Chassidim -- men who are
                                                                 humble Aravo is there as well.              the Torah, which takes place in so          steeped in the most profound and
                                                                         The meaning is obvious. Israel      many congregations today, but with a        intricate phases of Torah learning,
                                                                 has a totality in its fullness and com-     warmth, enthusiasm and fervor which         persons whose very countenances
                                                                 pleteness and must of course have           are an inspiration to those who             radiate thoughtfulness and wisdom --
ed of us has the greater responsibility                                                                                                                  dance joyously before the Torah, with
of approaching his fellow-Jews to try
and help them, especially in those
basic aspects of Yiddishkeit which
                                            Every Year At This Time,                                                                                     the vigor and the apparent enthusi-
                                                                                                                                                         asm of children.
                                                                                                                                                                These intellectual and spiritual
they lack, and with which he is so                                                                                                                       giants who measure their every word,
fortunately blessed. With love,
insight and ceaseless effort, he
should try to influence his fellow-Jew
                                                  Jews Get To                                                                                            whose every gesture bespeaks dignity
                                                                                                                                                         and deliberation, rejoice before the
                                                                                                                                                         Torah with sprightliness, the agility,
till he, too, achieves the qualities of
       Although we bring the Esrog so
                                              Blow Their Own Horn                                                                                        the utter abandon and enthusiasm
                                                                                                                                                         one often sees in youngsters -- behav-
                                                                                                                                                         ior, it would seem, entirely inconsis-
close to the other kinds that they                                                                                                                       tent with the dignity and gravity asso-
touch, we do not bind the Esrog to the                                                                                                                   ciated with intellectual status.
others in the same way that they are                                                                                                                            All Jews, at these same gather-
bound to each other. Our ideal is a                                                                                                                      ings one sees equally fervent Jews of
Jew who is not only a Torah scholar,                                                                                                                     lesser intellectual ability -- students,
and as such can be quite indifferent to                                                                                                                  those with little learning, and children,
the rest of the world, but who is also a                                                                                                                 all dancing together with the same
devoted observer of Mitzvot. This                                                                                                                        abandon.
necessitates his active participation in                                                                                                                        Dancing together, truly rejoic-
                                                      It’s Rosh Hashanah. The head of the year.
worldly matters, and association with,                                                                                                                   ing with the Torah, imbued with the

                                                       And the horn we blow is called a Shofar.
and concern for, his fellows.                                                                                                                            conviction of its absolute relevance,
       This participation can result in                                                                                                                  its utter indispensability to life. To

                                            Now, sounding the Shofar isn’t just a nifty old Jewish tradition.
many a test of his Torah loyalty. He                                                                                                                     them, life without Torah is unthink-
must, therefore, continually rededicate                                                                                                                  able. Only a life of Torah has purpose

                                                                It’s a biggy. A must.
himself to an appreciation of the                                                                                                                        and meaning. Thus, when they look
Torah way of life, so as not to be lured                                                                                                                 at the Torah scroll, rolled up and cov-
by the superficial splendor of material                                                                                                                  ered, they realize, each within the
                                                              And so is hearing the Shofar.
things at the expense of compromising                                                                                                                    bounds of his own intellect, that in

                                           So, if you don’t have plans for Rosh Hashanah, plan on joining us
his own values, which help him to                                                                                                                        this scroll and what it represents, is
achieve the true purpose of life.                                                                                                                        their raison dÊêtre, their „tree of life.‰

                                                         at Chabad. You’re more than welcome.
       The Lulav symbolizes those                                                                                                                               The less learned are moved by
Jews who concentrate on Torah                                                                                                                            the flood of joy emanating from the

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study, with the extraordinary devotion                                                                                                                   more intellectual, who are in turn
previously described, which in turn                                                                                                                      moved by the simple exuberance

                                                       We’ll hear the Shofar. And Ring in 5769.
earns them the Divine gifts of special                                                                                                                   emanating from the faith of the less
power and ability to learn and under-                                                                                                                    learned; resulting in a unified display

                                                              Trust us, it’ll be a blast.
stand Torah under all conditions,                                                                                                                        of joy in the Torah.
without being occupied or concerned                                                                                                                             This then is the message of
with anything else.                                                                                                                                      Simchas Torah. When all Jews
       Such a person, whose special                                   CHABAD                                                                             rejoice together with the Torah
quality is his unconcern about any                                     OF SOUTHERN OHIO                                                                  because they know that the Torah is
and all worldly matters, cannot be                                                                                                                       the precious possession of all Jews,
harmed by being bound to the Jews
                                                                              821-5100                                                                   then they become one unit bound up
represented by the myrtle and willow,                                                                                          with the Almighty Himself.
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                                                                                                                    PR AYER S
                          By Rabbi Israel Rubin

        Years ago, when life was simpler
and times were quieter, people relaxed
                                                                                                                AN D GO OD D EE D S
to the natural sounds of birds chirping,                                                                                              B Y B EN S IMON
leaves rustling and sheep bleating.
        Today to myriad bells and whis-                                                      In the midst of the Yom                                              enjoined to fulfill Mitzvot between
tles of high technology disturb our                                                   Kippur services, the Rebbe, Rabbi                                           ourselves and our fellow humans
peace and quiet. The din or comput-                                                   Shneur Zalman, interrupted his                                              because they "feel good" (we "feel
ers, modems and faxes grate hoarsely                                                  prayers and departed from the                                               good" after doing them) or because
on their way into cyberspace. The                                                     Synagogue. Left behind was a                                                they are politically correct. We are
cacophony of hi-tech pops, pings,                                                     room filled with stunned worship-                                           to perform them as a Divine
chimes and jingles permeate our                                                       pers, who wondered what awe-                                                imperative, a part of what our
homes and offices, as music pervades                                                  some and lofty mission had                                                  Creator demands of us.
our halls and malls.                                                                  prompted the Rebbe to leave in                                                    Yom Kippur is the day when
        Newfangled keyboards with                                                     this Spiritually uplifted moments.                                          G-d gave the second set of the
multi-sound programs grind out elec-                                                         The Rebbe made his way to                                            Tablets containing the Ten
tronic noises that boggle the mind.                                                   the nearby forest. There, he col-                                           Commandments, after the Jews
Synthesizers, stimulators and simula-               Rabbi Israel Rubin                lected dry wood and branches. He                                            were forgiven for the sin of the
tors dub, mix, blend and digitalis all     brought down the walls of Jericho, and     carried them to a small house. He                                           golden calf. On one tablet were
that noise to the utmost in surround-      its quaking sound echoes the voices of     knocked on the door and then                                                those Mitzvot between a person
sound amplifiers, considered by some       our prophets calling to repentance. It     entered. Once inside, the Rebbe                                             and G-d. On the other tablet were
to be music to their ears.                 eventually builds up to a mighty           kindled a fire from the wood he                                             those between a person and his
        A Shofar is certainly no match     crescendo that heralds the arrival of      had brought. He prepared a soup                 The Alter Rebbe             fellow.
for all these highly touted musical        Moshiach and the Redemption.               and he fed it, spoon by spoon, to       you love whom your beloved                This teaches us that both
instruments. Plain and simple, a                  As we prepare for Rosh              the woman in the house who had          loves."                             types of Mitzvot are parallel parts
Shofar is really just bare bones.          Hashanah, the Shofar rises above the       just given birth.                             Ultimately, then, these       of our relationship with our
        Lacking the array of metallic      din and pandemonium. Let us listen                It is easy, even comfortable,    Mitzvot are also an expression of   Creator, to be approached, per-
buttons, mouthpieces, slides and           carefully to the Shofar's sound advice,    to read stories such as the one         our love of G-d. We are not         formed and carried out equally.
valves that help adjust the pitch and      as it exclaims: "Awaken, O you sleep-      about Rabbi Shneur Zalman, and
volume on the more sophisticated           ers, and arise from your deep slum-        be inspired to enhance our fulfill-
wind instruments, the Shofar can           ber! Examine your deeds, repent, and       ment of the Mitzvot between each
hardly carry a tune.                       remember your Creator...Search your        other and ourselves. At the very
        Yet, the Shofar makes the          Souls, improve your ways and               beginning of Jewish history, we are
strongest statement, loud and clear        actions," (Maimonides)                     told of our ancestor Abraham, who
for all to hear. The Shofar's sighs and           Like a faithful alarm clock, the    showed us the importance of tend-
groans provide little in the way of
entertainment, but it is truly a com-
                                           Shofar tries to rouse us from our          ing to the needs of others. In the                         Services We Offer:
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instrument that still remains in use to    tune in and strain to hear the Shofar's
                                                                                      guishes it from other examples of
this day, but it has not changed in        call, so that its urgent meaning and
                                                                                      selflessness and caring? First, that
4,000 years. The Shofar's effect           message doesn't fall on deaf ears.
                                                                                      the Rebbe chose to go himself
depends solely on our own personal                Starting off on an upbeat, con-
input, effort and direction. A personal                                               although he could have sent his
                                           fident note, the Shofar recital opens.
expression from within our heart, its                                                 assistan t, a son, or one of his
                                           The Shofar's three stanzas come in
deep emotional outcry is a prayer                                                     Chassidic followers to tend to the
                                           sets of three, with brief interludes.
beyond words.                                     Instead of a constant flow, the     new mother.
        The Shofar reminds us of our       Shofar keeps b-r-e-a-k-i-n-g down in the          But to fully appreciate the
early beginnings, to the devotion of       middle. Its series of lines, dashes and    significance of the Rebbe's actions,
Abraham at the binding of Isaac, and       dots serve as a Save Our Soul distress     we must take into account the
all of its ramifications.                  signal, as an expression of repentance.    magnitude and intensity of the
        The sound of the Shofar                   Ending its grand finale on a        Rebbe's Yom Kippur prayers
resonates with the thunder that            high majestic note, the Shofar ushers      which were on behalf of all the
accompanied the Divine Revelation at       in a good, happy and healthy New           Jewish people. Yet, he saw that
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                          The Power Of Rejoicing
Elul, 5768 - September, 2008                                                                                                                                                                       Page 33

                                                                                                                                     CHARLES & MIREILLE GABBOUR
                         At Simchat Torah, Beyond                                                                                    TO CO-CHAIR SECOND ANNUAL
       A story is told about the
                                                  By Jerome M. Epstein
                                                                                                                                      RAFFLE, $20,000 IN PRIZES
„Chozeh‰ ["Seer‰] of Lublin, whose                                                                                                                       (Continued from page 1)
followers danced joyously on Rosh
Hashanah. How could they behave in                                                                                                 drawing ceremonies. This year, the
such a manner on this most solemn                                                                                                  drawing will take place Sunday,
and serious day? According to the                                                                                                  December 14, 2008, 12:00PM at
Rebbe, his Chassidim were rejoicing in                                                                                             The Shul, 1863 Section Road. A
the knowledge that they had already                                                                                                light buffet lunch will be served at
been inscribed in the Book of Life.                                                                                                11:00AM.
       And what of those who were not                                                                                                     „Limiting the number of tick-
quite so confident? They, too, were                                                                                                ets sold really helps increase the
dancing, relying on their feet to carry                                                                                            chances of the individual purchaser
their prayer into heaven. At first glance,                                                                                         in winning,‰ said Charles Gabbour,
this story seems childish, even fantastic.                                                                                         Co-Chairperson, Raffle Committee.
Upon closer examination, however,                                                                                                  „It's a great way to contribute to
the story conveys a strong message                   How unfortunate! Simchat                 What does this mean for              the vital non duplicating life saving
about the power of joy in our tradition.     Torah is more than the end of the fall    Jewish observance?                          activities of Chabad of Southern
       Simchat Torah -- which this           Holiday season; and it does more                 It means that if Shabbat is          Ohio while having fun at the same
year will be celebrated on Tuesday           than simply mark the end and begin-       acknowledged grudgingly, rather than        time,‰ added Barry Schwartz, last
evening, October 21 [and Wednesday,          ning of the annual cycle of Torah         joyously, our children will not choose      yearÊs $10,000.00 winner.
October 22] -- is a day for unbound          reading. Simchat Torah is, according      Shabbat observance as something                    „The odds of winning this                    Steve Ezratty
rejoicing. Like the Chassidim of             to Jewish Mystical tradition, a wed-      they wish to emulate. If Synagogue          unique raffle is better than in any     situations,‰ said Steve Ezratty.
Lublin, we can demonstrate our               ding. It celebrates the marriage          attendance and holiday celebrations         casino,‰ added Mr. Gabbour.             That's why I got involved with this
confidence that our prayers have been        between G-d, the Chasan, or groom,        are not marked by a full measure of                Mireille Gabbour is excited      project. If 1,000 people buy a tick-
heard and that we have been inscribed        and the Kallah, or bride, the             joy, we will not experience them fully      about the response she has been         et, we'll be in a position to expand
in the Book of Life. In addition, while      Jewish people.                            and our children may not see any rea-       getting from all involved. „Chabad      the programs we have and create
we are still in this optimistic frame of             The seven Hakafot (circuits) we   son to celebrate them at all.               is unlike any organization I've ever    new ones, as well.‰
mind, we come to the end of the              make around the Synagogue with the               Jewish tradition has a variety of    been involved with. The phone                  For over 36 years, Chabad
yearly cycle of Torah reading and            Torah are reminiscent of the circles      distinct components, many of which          rings, a person or family is in need    has operated a multitude of diverse
immediately begin the cycle anew.            traced by the bride around the groom      we treat with "benign neglect." How         and off it goes to solve the prob-      programs addressing the educa-
This, too, is a reason to celebrate.         during the traditional Jewish wedding     many of us -- outside of Israel -- have     lem at hand. Whether it has the         tional, social, and religious out-
       Overwhelmed by the richness of        ceremony under the Chupah canopy.         truly mastered Hebrew, the classical        funding or not, Chabad gets the         reach needs of the community at
our Jewish tradition, we have a unique               The use of a Chupah (canopy)      language of our people? How many            job done. Its staff is wholly com-      large.
opportunity to dance around the              is also a common element of the tra-      North American Jews are frequent            mitted to community outreach,‰                 For more information about
Torah and raise our voices in song.          ditional Simchat Torah celebration,       travelers to the Holy Land?                 she added.                              the organization and how you can
       Two compelling reasons to             further reminding us of a wedding.               How many modern Jews have                   „While last year's raffle did    get involved, call (513) 266-6330.
rejoice. Yet, surprisingly, in many of       The Torah itself, of course, is the       incorporated Torah study into their         made a few dollars, this year we're     „We look forward to hearing from
our Synagogues today, we find that it is     Ketubah (wedding contract), marking       otherwise busy schedules? Yet, even
                                                                                                                                   hoping to raise considerably more.      you.‰
only the children who dance and sing.        the covenant between G-d and the          those who minimally fulfill these oblig-
                                                                                                                                   „My goal is for the organization to            Tickets may be purchased by
       If the parents are there at all,      Jewish people. How can we help but        ations and derive a certain amount of
                                                                                                                                   have enough money on hand to be         calling (513) 266-6330, or by visit-
they are standing on the side, watching      dance and sing at so special a            intellectual satisfaction from these
                                                                                                                                   able to react quickly to any and all    ing
their children engage in joyous              Simchah (celebration) as the wedding      pursuits may find their emotional
(sometime raucous) activities. Even          between G-d and the Jewish people?        needs unsatisfied.
when the adults take turns carrying the              When children see their parents          In the words of a modern com-
Torah around the Synagogue, they are         unmoved by emotion, they, too, will       mercial, singing and dancing may offer
often unsmiling, fulfilling an obligation    fail to dance and sing. Like their par-   "immediate relief." No special training
rather than savoring this choice             ents, they will not appreciate the        is required, only a desire to let oneself
moment when they may express pride           sheer joy of the Jewish tradition, the    go, to allow oneself to become fully

  High Holiday Greetings
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                                                                                       And as we joyously celebrate our
                                                                                       Jewishness, so, too, will our children,

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                                                                                              Simchat Torah marks a begin-
                                                                                       ning. Once again, we have a change

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   Construction Begins                                                                                "Prescription for Life" Honey
    On World's Largest                                                                                   For The High Holidays
Jewish Community Center                                                                                   Distributed To Many
                      (Continued from page 15)                                                                                    (Continued from page 1)
growth potential inherent in a project                                               Russian division known as the              for Life' honey. Following a close      to share with you and your family a
of this magnitude. Restaurants,                                                      F.R.E.E. Russian Center, similar pre-      diagnosis     our    medical    team    Jewish custom of long standing -- to
stores, food providers, the hotel and                                                scription vials have also been made in     determined that this 'Prescription'     present fellow Jews with honey cake."
catering hall will be managed by inde-                                               the Russian language.                      should be especially ordered for your          A group of volunteers, both
pendent business owners to provide                                                          Over the years Chabad               complete health, happiness and          native Americans as well as recent
self-sustaining funds for the centerÊs                                               "Prescription for Life" honey vials        spiritual contentment. We hope the      arrivees from the Soviet Union, offered
endowment. Hard numbers are not                                                      received many warm congratulatory          'medication' combated all the viruses   their services to package these "Chabad
available yet, but the service and                                                   responses and accolades from many          of the previous year and you            Prescription for Life" honey vials.
management sector jobs required to                                                   of the recipients. "I thought this was
run Menorah center and Holocaust                                                     a fantastic idea. Keep up the good
museum are expected to provide a                                                     work"; "You people are always on the
boost to the cityÊs middle class.                                                    cutting edge of outreach evolution,
       Now experiencing a boom, as                                                   creatively fostering 'Brotherly Love'.
evidenced by the number of cranes                                                    This was an excellent idea"; "It was
perched atop the steel skeletons of                                                  cute. What better way can one Jew
growing high rises, Dnepropetrovsk is                                                demonstratively wish another Jew a
faced with a widening gap between             Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetzky                sweet New Year"; "We got the mes-
the rich and poor. Menorah center        Menorah Community Center and                sage. We hope that you at Chabad
stores will offer help to financially    Museum will be, it helps to hear that       who put so much effort and energy in
struggling families and seniors.         its seven lights will be viewable by air-   reaching out and touching every Jew,
                                                                                     young and old alike, should have           'recovered' completely, and were               This unique approach of wish-
       A discount card will allow the    plane passengers on their way to the
                                                                                     G-d's reciprocation by giving you a        inscribed for a happy, healthy,         ing fellow Jews a sweet New Year in
needy and seniors to purchase gro-       international airport.                                                                 prosperous sweet New Year.              the form of the „Prescription for Life"
ceries and prepared food at near or             „This will be the largest            sweet New Year", were just some of
                                                                                                                                      "Now, we have determined that     honey vials ignited the interest of the
below wholesale costs. Medical clinic    Menorah in the world,‰ Sais Rabbi           the reactions we received, said Rabbi
                                                                                                                                you may resume to consume 'solid        media. The Cincinnati Enquirer car-
services will be provided on a sliding   Kaminetzky. Inside the hulking struc-       Sholom B. Kalmanson, Executive
                                                                                                                                foods,' so on the eve of Yom Kippur,    ried [in the past] a photo of this story
scale, and prescriptions for low-        ture, will be programs that keep the        Vice President, Chabad Of Southern
                                                                                                                                the Day of Atonement, we are pleased    on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.
                                                                                     Ohio, and spiritual leader of

   "Kaporos" Service
income residents will be subsidized.     spiritual and physical needs of those

                                                                                                                                       ‫שנה טובה‬
       To get a sense of how huge the    in need at the forefront.                   Congregation Lubavitch/The Shul.
                                                                                            What made this concept more
                                                                                                                                          Wishing The Entire Community

     To Be Offered
                                                                                     effective in the past, was the fact that
                                                                                     the annual distribution of the tradi-
                                                                                     tional Yom Kippur Eve honey cake

 Wednesday, October 8th
                                                                                     added new meaning to it. The
                                                                                     „Prescription For Life‰ honey before
                                                                                     Rosh Hashanah afforded Chabad to

                                                                                                                                    Barry & Nathan Silver
                                                                                     have the honey cake as a follow-up.
                                                                                            In the accompanying letter,
                       (Continued from page 2)                                       Rabbi Kalmanson emphasized that
Greater Cincinnati area, a number of     3,300 years worth of tradition. It          "hopefully you received, before Rosh
years ago. "This evoked a unique         was beautiful with a phenomenal             Hashanah, our 'Chabad Prescription
feeling of belonging to a chain of       feeling," he said.
                                                "Unlike the thought of many
                                         that it is cruel to animals, Judaism
                                         suggests that the Kaporos chicken
                                         be offered for food consumption to
                                         the needy and indigent. As human
                                         beings we need tangibility to set our
                                         feelings and wants into motion.
                                                „By tangibly holding the live

                                         chicken in our hand and reciting that
                                         'what is going to be done to the

                                                                                                                                                     Its Customers,
                                         chicken should have really been
                                         done to us, but through the mercy of

                                         the Almighty it is transformed on to
                                         the animal', it tangibly jolts one into
                                         a repentance mood," exclaimed

                                                                                                                                                      and the entire
                                         Rabbi Kalmanson.
                                                "It seems to be that all

                                                                                                                                                   Jewish Community
                                         Mitzvahs evoke warm feelings in the
                                         hearts of every Jew. When I sat in a

                                         Sukkah I thought it was neat. Once

                                                                                                                                              S HANAH T OVAH
                                         again this connected me with our
                                         forefathers who were liberated from
                                         Egyptian bondage. By sitting in a
                                         Sukkah today, I connect myself with
                                         them once again," said Marty Hiudt.
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Elul, 5768 - September, 2008                                                            The Chabad Times                                                                                        Page 35

      John McCain Holds Conference Call                                                                                           Have I Got
          With Shlichim-Emissaries                                                                                            An Answer For You!
                                              By Dov Shimonovitch
                                                                                                                                                      (Continued from page 5)
       Republican nominee for                                                     to say, "I will do everything in my        ing, dear reader? Jealousy, that          [Maimonides] states, „If a King arises
President of the USA, Senator John                                                power to make sure that the USA            „green-eyed monster,‰ has reared          from the House of David who studies
McCain, recently held a conference                                                and our closest friend and ally, Israel,   her ugly head amongst Jews once           the Torah and pursues the com-
call during which he addressed many                                               remain secure, peaceful, and pros-         again. What does the Talmud say           mandments like his ancestor David in
key Chabad Shluchim-Emissaries                                                    perous."                                   was the cause of the fall of the          accordance with the written and oral
from over 40 states.                                                                     In his closing remarks Senator      Second Temple – „unwarranted              law, and he compels all Israel to fol-
       At the outset of the conference                                            John McCain said,                          hatred between fellow Jews.‰?             low and strengthen it and fights the
call Rabbi Levi Shemtov made sure to                                                     "I believe this is going to a be          In fact, in the past few years, a   wars of the L-ord, this man enjoys
emphasize that in no way was this call                                            tough race. We have for the first time     series of published attacks on the        the presumptions of being the
to be viewed as an endorsement of the                                             gone ahead in the polls. But I think       Chabad-Lubavitch movement has not         Messiah. If he proceeds successfully,
Senator, and the call was being held on                                           we are the underdog. We've got a lot       only challenged its legitimacy as a       builds the Temple in its place, and
the request of the McCain campaign.                                               of work to do. I'd be grateful for your    Jewish religious organization, but has    gathers the dispersed of Israel, then
       The Senator was on the confer-                                             support, it would mean a great deal        also condemned Chabad-Lubavitch           he surely is the Messiah.‰
ence call from 2:00pm EST until                                                   to me.                                     Chassidim as idol worshippers,                   So what is wrong with pointing
2:22pm. He began his remarks by                                                          „I believe that I can be the kind   believers in Christian theology and       to the Rebbe as the top candidate?
thanking everyone for joining in on             Senator John McCain               of President that is the President of      Jews      that      need      to     be   Note – even Moshe Idol, the Max
the call and for everyone "associated     US/Israel relationship the Senator      every American and I will put my           excommunicated – expelled from the        Cooper Professor of Jewish Thought
with this great organization Chabad -     responded in part: "I worry about       country first. I want to promise you       organized        Orthodox        Jewish   at Hebrew University, considered the
Lubavitch." McCain also thanked the       Hezbollah. I worry about Hamas. I       that I will put my country first and I     community.                                worldÊs foremost academic authority
Shlichim for their support of his good    worry a great deal about events in      understand the meaning of freedom                The attacks have come cloaked       on Kabbalah, pointed out the notion
friend Senator Joe Lieberman.             Lebanon where Hezbollah has veto        and I will do everything in my power       in the name of „scholarship,‰ but         that the late King David is considered
       In response to a question on       power over the government of            to make sure that the USA and our          they come in the name of deeply           in Jewish literature as a top candi-
Senator McCain position on education,     Lebanon..."                             closest friend and ally remain secure      flawed research that is replete with      date for the post of Messiah (see The
the Senator responded that he believes          At one point in the conference    and peaceful and prosperous. I thank       inaccuracies (see Attack on               Forward, January 18, 2002).
in vouchers and charter schools.          call McCain said "We will never allow   you for this opportunity Rabbi             Lubavitch, by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin,                So what is all the fuss really
       In response to a question on       another Holocaust." McCain went on      Shemtov and thank you very much."          2002).                                    about?
                                                                                                                                   For example, the Rambam                    (…to be continued)
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      President Shimon Peres
Page 36                                                                                                                                                        Elul, 5768 - September, 2008

                                                                                                                                     AN EDITOR’S NOTES
  Spent Tisha B'av Night In Beijing                                                                                                                 (Continued from page 13)
                                                                                                                                   Today's generation, however, resolves their [rightful or imaginative]
                                            (Continued from page 16)                                                       issues behind the barrel of a semi-automatic gun. This, as the above-men-
                                                                                                                           tioned incidents are evident, results in many [innocent] causalities.
took time out for an interview with
                                                                                                                                   At this stage of the game it is not only a Jewish issue. It is a universal
Chinese Television's CCTV News for
                                                                                                                           calamity. When we take G-d out of the equation of education animalistic
its Top Talk program.
                                                                                                                           behaviors set in. In a sense the human race is worse than the animal. Beasts
       Immediately afterwards, Peres
                                                                                                                           do not kill for the sake of killing. They only do so when they are hungry.
along with other international digni-
                                                                                                                           Human creatures are killing each other just to make a point.
taries such as US President George
                                                                                                                                   Arabs make their point by terrorism, wars, beheadings, and the like.
W. Bush, French President Nicola
                                                                                                                           Other cultures do likewise. Angry young mobs let their anger and frustration
Sarkozy and Russian Prime Minister
                                                                                                                           out at Jews because they were taught that „the Jews are the source of world
Vladimir Putin (who holds a black
belt in judo) participated in a State
                                                                                                                                   After all this, you may ask, so what can we do? You tell us what's
reception at the Great Hall hosted
                                                                                                                           wrong, now advises us what should be done? First and foremost we must
by Hu Jintao.
                                                                                                                           begin with the clear and unequivocal understanding that G-d must play the cen-
       On Saturday, in deference to
                                                                                                                           tral pivotal role in the life of every human being. If one loses this point than
the Sabbath, Peres had a free day
                                                                                                                           civility automatically goes down the drain.
until Saturday evening when he
                                                                                                                                   If G-d, Creator of the entire universe, is taken out of the picture, what
joined Rabbi Freundlich for the Tisha
                                                                                                                           stops any creature from proclaiming himself god and doing what his heart
B'Av service alongside representa-
                                                                                                                           desires. If man decides what's right and wrong, we can expect another
tives of Jewish communities from
                                                                                                                           Holocaust-like experience. We have recently witnessed it in Kosovo and other
around the world, the Israel
                                                          Baking Challah For The Olympics                                  places around the globe.
Ambassador, the heads of Israel's
                                          and heads of the Olympic delega-         Another outstanding Jewish                      If man subjugates himself to the dictates of a supreme infinite creator,
Olympic Committee who was be in
                                          tion.                            event during this Olympic season                then those laws never change under any circumstances. If the divine G-d
Beijing with the official delegation
                                                                           was the celebration of the Bar                  almighty proclaimed, "You shall not murder," there is no loophole to that rul-
                                                                           Mitzvah of Isaac Shapiro from                   ing. Under no circumstances may one murder. No rational or time frame can
                                                                           Illinois. His parents did not want to           change this dictum.
                                                                           interfere with his sports hobby, so                     However, if one does not "murder" as a result of his own rational under-
                                                                                                                           standing, then circumstances, time, place and situations may change. There
                                                                                                                           may come a time when his rational can dictate an amendment to this prohibi-
                                                                                                                           tion. One need not go far to witness this principle. It is but sixty years since
                                                                                                                           the most advanced educated and sophisticated country that produced poets,
                                                                                                                           writers, physicians, scientists, moralists and ethicists, went awry. Germany,
                                                                                                                           who produced the "Cream de la cream" of society, turned bestially animalistic
                                                                                                                           overnight. The same we just saw in Kosovo.
                                                                                                                                   The reason for all this results only from the fact that man lays their deci-
                                                                                                                           sion making process in their own hands, which can change with time and
                                                                                                                           place, rather than in the hands of G-d, the supreme infinite creator, where
                                                                                                                           change never occurs.
                                                                                                                                   As such, we must plant this notion of a supreme infinite being, namely
                                                                                                                           G-d, into our offspring from the moment of birth, if not yet from conception.
                                                                                                                           This manifests itself through parents who "practice what they preach," rather
                                                                                                                           than live by the principle of "do as I say rather than I do." When children see
                                                                                                                           parents and educators living a harnessed disciplined moral and ethical life, it
                                                                                                                           impacts them enough to follow likewise.
                                                                                    President Peres During Eichah                  And as soon as the children are ready for schooling they must be provid-
                                                                                   they decided to celebrate his Bar       ed with a solid Jewish education. Education is a twenty-four hour a day voca-
                                                                                   Mitzvah in Beijing. Isaac celebrated    tion. Just like one cannot breath for twenty-three hours, and rest on the 24th
                                                                                   his Bar Mitzvah by being called up to   for an hour, knowing what the results would be, so too can education not take
                                                                                   the Torah at Chabad.                    place only in the school hours. It must be around the clock.
                                                                                         Rabbi Freundlich presented                As pointed out in our previous "Editors Notes" no one can claim nowa-
                                                                                   President Peres with an Oy-Lympic       days that they are deprived the feasibility of a wholesome well rounded Jewish
                                                                                   Yarmulke that Chabad of Beijing         education due to a lack of finances. Jewish educators, Day Schools, and
                                                                                   made for the guests coming to the       Jewish Federations have long come to realize that Jewish education is the
                                                                                   Olympics.                                                          (Continued on page 40)

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Elul, 5768 - September, 2008                                                           The Chabad Times                                                                                           Page 37

           IN MY OPINION                                                                                    “Sukkah Mobile”
                                                                                                          To Visit Square, Malls
                       (Continued from page 16)                                                           And Roam Community
these kind of women understand reli-      appeal has nothing to do with her                                                    (Continued from page 2)
gion, they love America and religion      theology or politics either.‰           which they would not have received
like they love their kids, troubles and          Mark begins to wind down by      in any class," the educator stated.
all, feeling blessed every step of the    pointing out that „The other party             "If a picture is worth a thou-
way.‰                                     and denominations are trying to fig-    sand words, then how much more
       He says, „The high-salaried        ure it out. Maybe if they could get a   so is an actual live experience
great scholars of the other denomina-     grant. Maybe if they could find some-   worth," said Rabbi Sholom B.
tions, none of whom went to the           one with whom they can dialogue.        Kalmanson, Executive Vice
University of Idaho, are very good at            „Chabad women and Sarah          President, Chabad of Southern
conducting studies, at going on high-     Palin don't dialogue. They talk. And    Ohio, and spiritual leader
priced retreats, at developing goal-      they don't talk down.                   Congregation Lubavitch/The Shul.
posts that can be moved to allow past            „They win. Makes no sense,       "From the enthusiastic responses we
failures to score.                        does it?‰ finally concludes Mark his    receive from the general community,
                                                                                  and from the beautiful reaction we
                                                                                  hear from the visitors, it is to see the
                                                                                  value such Sukkah mobile offers as               Aubrey Herman, Past CEO of the Jewish Federation,
                                                                                  an effective Outreach tool," he             with Rabbi Kalmanson in front of the Jewish Federation Facility
                                                                                  added.                                     this," she pointed out. "Take me for        the Chabadniks with the Sukkah
                                                                                         "At first I laughed when the        instance, if not for Chabad innova-         mobile it brought back nostalgic
                                                                                  nurse told me there was a Sukkah           tive methods of Outreach I would            memories. He asked us to learn
                                                                                  mobile outside in the parking lot. I       still be a 'lost soul.' It is time for me   more about this Holiday and was
                                                                                  expected, if anything, to find only a      to reciprocate to others."                  extremely fond of the Chabad volun-
                                                                                  Lulav and Esrog. However, when I                   As to the question whether          teers who bring this beautiful pre-
                                                                                  stepped outside, I was, indeed sur-        any significant impression is left on       cept to the masses," Rabbi Mendy
                                                                                  prised to see a Sukkah-on-wheels. I        the people whom the Sukkah mobile           Kalmanson concluded.
                                                                                  cannot express the feeling of joy and      staff come in contact with, Rabbi                 "Chabad is committed to reach
                                                                                  pride I had at that moment. It goes        Menachem M. Kalmanson replied,              out and touch every Jew, young and
                                                                                  way beyond words. It is an emotion-        "Can you imagine the feeling when           old, men and women, teenager and
                                                                                  al feeling," said, in the past, a nurs-    you see familiar faces that you met         pre-teenager, native or New
                                                                                  ing home resident.                         on Fountain Square or elsewhere             American, whether they live in the
                                                                                         "A Sukkah-on-the-spot for           with the Sukkah mobile attending            immediate Cincinnati area or else-
                                                                                  people on-the-go" is the motto of          the 'Simchas Torah' festivities a few       where in the vicinity," said Rabbi
                         A Shluchah Giving a Class                                the Sukkah mobile. Hundreds of by          days later. You have no doubt in            Sholom B. Kalmanson. "Everyone
      „Chabad women‰ he says, long drawn out essay.                               passers have the opportunity to            your mind that you made an ever-            will admit that the festive season of
„don't conduct studies. They cook a           I just want to say, maybe it is     enjoy the Sukkah mobile, ask ques-         lasting impression on these people."        the Holiday of Tabernacles is a very
chicken (or, Sarah Palin, a moose) high time for someone like Mark and            tions, receive information, enter the              "One thing you have to              appropriate time to achieve this," he
and invite you over on Friday night. his ilk to figure out maybe it is time to    Sukkah for refreshments, and spend         remember,"          Rabbi        "Mendy"    said.
And college students, middle-class learn from those who get it right and          a few moments in a warm congenial          Kalmanson stressed, "the impact and               The Sukkah mobile is just one
families, international businessmen succeed in their missions. Stop criti-        atmosphere.                                lasting impression made upon the            of the many diversified Holiday
want to be there,‰ he recognizes.       cizing. Learn from them. Tell the                "At our various stations I met      children in the community is worth          Outreach programs to be offered
      „At the beginning of these suc- truth. Mean what you say. DonÊt fool        quite a number of young Jewish             more than one thousand classes.             this Tishrei to the greater Cincinnati
cessful relationships between Chabad yourself or others around you. People        people, and it was to my pleasant          One of the people we met told us            and Dayton area. "Every Jew is
and their guests,‰ Mark knows to say, can sense sincerity, and truth. That        surprise that each and everyone            that he vaguely remembers as a              important, and we at Chabad aim to
„theology and politics having little or always prevails.                          knew of Chabad and its activities in       child, his parents holding a palm           say that 'no Jew will be left behind,'"
nothing to do with it. A lot of Palin's       Maybe you too will succeed.         the greater Cincinnati area," said         tree and a lemon, and now, meeting          said Rabbi Kalmanson.
                                                                                  Rabbi Shlomie Ascher, one of last

                                                                                                                                     Peter & Julie Goffstein
                                                                                  yearÊs volunteers.
                                                                                         "I am fond of the impact that
                                                                                  Chabad made in Cincinnati. It

                                                                                                                                                       WISH EVERYONE
                                                                                  seems that virtually every Jew is
                                                                                  aware of the existence of Chabad of

                                                                                                                                                    ALL THE BEST FOR THE
                                                                                  Cincinnati," he said.
                                                                                         "I find that especially young
                                                                                  people are very receptive to Chabad
                                                                                  and its programs. It is a pride for
                                                                                  me to have been able to partake in
                                                                                  your successful programs, and it is a
                                                                                  pride for the entire Chabad move-
                                                                                  ment to have an outpost such as
                                                                                                                                                 New Year
                                                                                  Chabad of Southern Ohio," under-

          Rabbi and Mrs. Yaakov                                                                                                                HAPPY NEW YEAR
                                                                                  lined Mimi, another volunteer, fol-

                                                                                  lowing last yearÊs Sukkah mobile

                                                                                         Responding to the question
                                                                                  whether her hard labor just to meet

              ‫שנה טובה‬
                                                                                  a Jew for one moment and maybe

                                                                                                                                              SHANAH TOVAH
      Wish all their friends, relatives, dear ones,                               not to see him again until next year
             and the entire community a                                           is worth it, Mimi replied, "Not one
                                                                                  Jew is to be forsaken. Every Jew is

                                                                                                                                          The Chriqui Family
                                                                                  entitled to be exposed to his proud
                                                                                  heritage and ancestry. It is the oblig-
                                                                                  ation of each and every one of us to
               With Health, Happiness, and Prosperity.                            be 'our brotherÊs keeper.' One must
                                                                                  seek ways and means to achieve
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CHASSIDIC                                                                             „SHOFAR FACTORY FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS
        FOOD FOR
                THOUGHT                                                                                             TO EXPLORE TRADITIONS
                         (Continued from page 9)                                                                                    (Continued from page 2)
                                                                                     Nation to repentance and motivate            local Hebrew Day Schools, and most                 „If a picture is worth a thou-
deeds of the previous year, and to        give us the strength and ability to        them to make good resolutions for            Synagogue affiliated Sunday and             sand words, then a hands-on experi-
better our way of life in the new year.   carry out and fulfill our obligations on   the coming year.                             Hebrew schools, and Senior                  ence such as the Shofar Factory is
That we have been given a complete        the Sundays to come. Likewise with                 During the one-hour presenta-        Residents. Once at the school,              worth over a million words‰, said
week in which to accomplish this is       regard to the Monday of this week,         tion, visitors learn about the fine art of   students are divided into groups, each      Rabbi Majeski. "The joy, the involve-
significant.                              and all the rest of it.                    Shofar crafting, as well as a "hands-        of which participates at their level in a   ment, and the enthusiasm we see
       Spending the Sunday of this              In thinking of ourselves alone,      on" experience in the creation of a          movie presentation and a hands-on           throughout our innovative educational
week as we should, and making the         however, we would only deal with part      Shofar from the actual raw horn of           program.                                    programs are indescribable. Children
most of the time, serves as a repen-      of our obligations. As emphasized          the ram. "A visit to the Shofar Factory            Special programs have been            remember and relive this experience
tance and atonement especially for all    many times in the past, one should not     promises to be a memorable experi-           scheduled to take place Sunday,             for many years to come."
the wrong done on all the Sundays of      and must not be content with leading a     ence for Jewish people of all ages and       September 28, 2008, 1:00-2:30                      From the early positive
the previous year. When we spend          proper Jewish life personally, in One's    backgrounds," said Rabbi Majeski.            p.m. at The Shul, 1863 Section              responses, it is to be seen that this
this Monday properly, we effect           own home and family.                               The model Shofar factory, a          Road. Children will be able to sand,        Shofar Factory educational program
atonement for all the Mondays of the            One must recognize and fulfill       first to Cincinnati, includes an exhibit     polish and bring home their own real        will once again be a great success. "I
previous year, and so on.                 his duty to the environment influenc-      of mounted Kosher animals whose              Shofar.                                     can just suggest that if one would like
       However, repentance implies        ing everyone in it to adhere to the        horns are used to process a Shofar,                This is another one of Chabad's       to participate in this program to con-
two essential conditions: regret for      Torah and to its precepts. This duty       creating and receiving chocolate             innovative educational programs             tact us at once. Time is of the
the past and resolution for the future.   is particularly required of youth, to      Shofars, in addition to an audio visual      throughout the course of the school         essence, scheduling is tight. Contact
Therefore this seven day period is        whom G-d has given an extra mea-           presentation. At the conclusion of           year to offer first hand tangible hands-    us at once, so that we can bring the
also a means of planned preparation       sure of natural energy, enabling them      the program, each group receives a           on educational programs for youth of        Shofar Factory to your school or
for the forth-coming year.                to become leaders, particularly            Shofar to maintain in their classroom        all ages. Such programs include,            group in time for the High Holidays,"
       On the Sunday of this week we      among their own youth groups, to           throughout the school year, as a             Model Matzah Bakery, Scribal Art,           Rabbi Majeski concluded.
should plan especially for better         inspire others in the ways of our          memento of this exciting project.            Torah Crafting, Olive Oil Factory,                 For more information call
Sundays in the new year. This will        Torah and the Torah-true way of life.              The Shofar Factory will visit        and "The Great Jewish Experience."          Rabbi Majeski, 731-5111.
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                                                              Rabbi Kalmanson
                                                           Remember s Rabbi Hecht
                                                                                      (Continued from page 2)

said Rabbi Kalmanson. „18 means                                                             Rabbi Hecht was the spiritual                                               many years on radio station WEVD-
ÂChaiÊ [Life]. Rabbi Hecht was full of                                                leader of Congregation Meir Simcha                                                AM.
life and vitality. He was a man of                                                    Hakohen of East Flatbush in                                                             Rabbi Hecht was instrumental
vision and action. He has done so                                                     Brooklyn, NY, and for 44 years was                                                in establishing the „Released Time‰
much for his generation, and for the                                                  the Executive Vice President of the                                               Program of Greater New York. This
education of future generations,‰ he                                                  National Committee for the                                                        program was to foster Jewish edu-
said.                                                                                 Furtherance of Jewish Education. He                                               cation to public school children who
       Reminiscing the life of Rabbi                                                  was also dean of Hadar Hatorah                                                    do not attend any Hebrew school,
Hecht moved the entire 300 or more                                                    Rabbinical College for Men that he                                                and as such have no exposure to
audience in attendance. Supporters                                                    founded along with Rabbi Yisroel                                                  Judaism. This project affords these
and admirers of Rabbi Hecht were                                                      Jacobson and Machon Chana                                                         children a one hour a week expo-
touched by the many stories and                                                       Institute of Higher Learning for                                                  sure to their proud Jewish heritage.
achievements of the Rabbi.                                                            Women. He was also Vice President                                                       A dynamic personality, Rabbi
       Following these words of inspi-                                                of the Iranian Jewish Children's Fund.                                            Hecht played pivotal rolls in forming
ration, the crowd moved out to the          Rabbi Sholom B. Kalmanson                       Rabbi Hecht founded Camp                                                    Judaism in the USA, as we know it
gravesite of Rabbi Hecht. Rabbi            and kindness to make this world a          Emunah, a summer camp for girls in         Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht OBM               today. He was the forerunner of
Shlomo L. Abramowitz, son in law of        better place to live in.                   Greenfield Park, N.Y. Today, this        world Jewry, Rabbi Menachem M.           many projects that changed the face
Rabbi Hecht and active staff member               Sunday at noon saw a special        camp boasts yearly some one thou-        Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe,       of American Jewry. On the forefront
in his organization, The National          unusual ceremony at Camp Emunah.           sand five hundred campers.               spiritual master of our generation,      of the battle against assimilation,
Committee For The Furtherance Of           The inauguration of writing a new                He wrote two books:                and mentor of Chabad, during the         Rabbi Hecht established the Anti
Jewish Education, conducted a spe-         Torah Scroll began in memory of            „Brimstone and Fire‰ and „Essays on      RebbeÊs [radio] Farbrengen-Gathering     Shmad Division. He fought inter-
cial prayer service.                       Rabbi Hecht. Being a „Visiting Day‰        Judaism.‰ He was the official inter-     Chassidic discourses in Yiddish. Rabbi   marriages, and established a
       The weekend activities marking      at camp, this event drew a large           preter for the renowned leader of        Hecht was also a commentator for              (Continued on page 42)
the 18th Yahrtzeit continued at Camp       crowed of parents and visitors to the
Emunah in Greenfield Park, NY, nes-        campgrounds. Many admirers attend-
tled in the heart of the Catskill          ed this event in honor of the 18 th                                                                                                                 ‫בס”ד‬
Mountains. Camp Emunah is one of           Yahrtzeit.                                                                                     Some Ask
Rabbi HechtÊs communal successes.                 Once again, Rabbi Kalmanson
Today, the camp boasts some 1,500
campers. The camp is divided into
                                           addressed all assembled. He spoke
                                           about Rabbi Hecht and the connec-
                                                                                           “DOES G-D LISTEN TO THE PRAYERS OF THE JEWS?”
many divisions.                            tion of this Torah writing dedication.
       His children all converged on       Following his talk, the Inscribing cere-             “The Shul”                                                                  “The Shul”
the camp for the Shabbat. They             mony began. Honored guest and per-               Shul: \Êshul\       n.                                                      employs a dedicated
marked the Yahrtzeit in the traditional    sonalities were honored to write a let-          [Yiddish] A social hall                                                     team of Rabbis, with
manor of conducting the prayer ser-        ter in this new scroll.
vices.                                            Rabbi Hecht was an innovative
                                                                                            to meet with friends                                                        years of experience in
       During the Shabbat, Rabbi           pioneer of Jewish summer camps, a                and confer w it h                                                           „outreach‰ to all seg-
Kalmanson addressed each division.         fierce fighter against missionaries and          Hashem (G-D). Also a                                                        ments of the communi-
During the Friday night Shabbat meal       Shmad, a staunch patron of the poor
Rabbi Kalmanson addressed the Bat
                                                                                            place for entertaining                                                      ty.
                                           and needy, the orphans and the sick.
Mitzvah division. Shabbat morning          Rabbi Hecht was a benevolent                     Torah study. Offers an                                                      We welcome you on
Rabbi Kalmanson addressed a                provider of Toys for Hospitalized                opportunity to get in                                                       your own terms. ItÊs
Farbrengen-Gathering Kiddush for           Children, tireless builder of the Colony         touch w it h oneÊs                                                          more than a synagogue

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                                             ’                                          NONIE DARWISH, DAUGHTER OF EX TERORIST,
           AN EDITOR S NOTES                                                                        LECTURE AT U.C.
                        (Continued from page 36)                                               DRAWS COMMUNITY INTEREST
highest priority in a Jewish community, and therefore, are assisting in every                                                          (Continued from page 3)
which way possible to provide every Jewish child with a Jewish education.            worked as an editor and translator for       the Middle East Jew-free. Every            are weakened, the problem will be
The Rebbe, the renowned leader of world Jewry, and Spiritual Master of our           the Middle East News Agency, until           decent Muslim and Arab must say no         solved on its own.‰
generation, had foreseen our tragic world over 60 years ago. He cried and            immigrating to the United States in          to this, not only because Israel has               „Nonie's appearance at UC is an
fought for a solid Jewish education for every Jewish child.                          1978 with her husband, ultimately            every right to exist as a nation and is    important one, as college students are
        Under the motto "no Jew shall be left behind," the Rebbe established         receiving United States citizenship.         an asset in the region, but also           formulating their opinions concerning
                                                                                             After arriving in the US, she        because hatred and terrorism are           Israel and the Middle East situation, and
Jewish Day Schools, Chabad education centers, and other Religious and social
                                                                                     became a Christian and began attend-         destroying the moral fabric and good-      are under immense pressure from
service agencies to reach out and touch every man, woman and child.
                                                                                     ing a non-denominational evangelical         ness within their own societies.‰          certain radical groups,‰ Said Rabbi Yitzi
        The impact of the Rebbe's campaign can be seen and felt today.
                                                                                     church. About a year after the                      As to the question „WhatÊs          Creeger, Director of the Chabad On
Thanks to his efforts Jewish education was taken out of the freezer, thawed
                                                                                     September 11, 2001 attacks,                  been the reaction from Arabs, here         UC Campus Jewish Student Center.
out, and moved from the back burner to the highest priority in Jewish life.
                                                                                     Darwish began writing columns criti-         and abroad, to your message of sup-                Some students demonstrate
        However, there are still hundreds of thousands of Jewish children not        cal of Islamic extremism and the             port for Israel?‰ She replies, „When I     ambivalence towards theses issues,
receiving a proper Jewish education. They frequent the public school system,         silence of moderate Muslims.                 first started speaking out I received      saying it simply doesn't affect them.
and in many cases, other [non-Jewish] private [Religious, semi-Religious, pseu-              "After 9/11 very few Americans       many e-mails from Arabs who said           Her talk will certainly provide a much
do Religious] schools. In these institutions they receive little or no Jewish edu-   of Arab and Muslim origin spoke out.         they supported me but were afraid of       different perspective than the one
cation. They are even confused as to the subject of G-d.                             From my experience it took us a long         retaliation.‰                              portrayed on a consistent basis by
        Unfortunately, many Jews are in the forefront of the battle known today      time to get noticed by the Western                  Many said, „Please do not use       most major media sources, and
as the "Separation of Church and State." They fight vehemently with all their        media. Western media still regards           my name,‰ and I honored that. Yet I        explain how these struggles are very
vigor not to allow G-d into the public school system.                                Muslim organizations such as CAIR as         felt there needed to be a forum for        important to our future in America.
        How ironic it is that one can bring guns, bombs, and other destructive       representative of moderate Muslims in        them to speak out; that was the                    Event sponsorships for this lec-
material to school, but heaven forefend, a Bible or other Religious symbols. In      America. This is not the case. Muslim        original          impetus            for   ture are available to organizations in
the last decade we were witness to what happened in Kansas when even a               groups in the U.S. try to silence us and                    the community or on campus.
"star of David" was banned from school until threatened with a lawsuit.              intimidate American campuses that                   „I am humbled by the over-                  There is also a special opportu-
        What hurts is that Jews are on the front lines of this battlefield. This     invite us to speak.                          whelming appreciation of my mes-           nity for individuals who wish to meet
author recently read a statement by the National Jewish Democratic council as                „I often tell Muslim students that   sage from Arabs who agree that we          with Nonie over dinner before the
to why they oppose John McCain for President, because Jews are for abor-             Arab Americans who are speaking out          must look at Israel from an alternative    event. These sponsors will enjoy a
tion, for Gay marriage,against creationism, against religion in the public           against terrorism are not the problem,       paradigm. Arabs have been speaking         wine reception, delicious dinner, per-
square, and other such issues. They, therefore, declare that McCain was „kiss-       itÊs the terrorists who are giving Islam a   with one voice for too long. It is time    sonally signed copies of Nonie's latest
ing the Jewish vote goodby.‰ It shocked me.                                          bad name. And what the West must do          for more Arabs to speak out for            book (which will be released only that
        In whose name are they talking? In whose name are they speaking? This        is ask the politically incorrect questions   peace, change, and reformation.            week) "Cruel But Usual Punishment:
is a free country and everyone is entitled to his opinion, and there is freedom      and we Americans of Arab and Muslim          Arabs and Muslims are in desperate         The Terrifying Global Effects of
of speech, so they may say what they want, but not in the name of the entire         origin owe them honest answers."             need of hearing the truth,‰ she says.      Sharia Islamic Law," and individual
Jewish community. This is totally against all that Judaism stands for.                       Darwish's Arabs for Israel web-             Responding to the question          photos with the author.
        When the post-war baby boomer generation attended public school and          site describes itself as an organization     „What is your message for Jews?                    After dinner, everyone will pro-
recited daily the "Lord's Prayer," the world did not come to an end. Yet, today      of Arabs and Muslims who "respect            Darwish says, „My message to Jews          ceed to Room 400 in the Tangeman
Jews vehemently oppose a daily "moment of silence" each morning in the pub-          and support the State of Israel," wel-       is to unite, support Israel, keep the      University Center on campus for her
lic school system. Has no one yet realized that all the violence in today's          come a "peaceful and diverse Middle          security fence, and not be too anxious     presentation.
schools in particular and in society in general began to take place only after we    East," reject "suicide/homicide terror-      to make peace treaties on paper that               For more information or to
banned G-d from the public school system?                                            ism as a form of Jihad," and promote         are not respected by the other side.       sponsor, please contact Chabad
        Are there no professionals out there that can analyze what's going on        "constructive self-criticism and             Keep yourselves strong for about fifty     at UC at (513) 751-2288 or
before our very own noses, and figure out the cause and affect of it. Do we          reform" in the Arab/Muslim world.            more years till the oil wealth is gone,
have to get blown away before we put together two and two?
                                                                                             In an interview with a Jewish        and after that, when the Islamic states           (See Ad on next page)
                                                                                     Magazine Darwish was asked, why do
        Youth are mischievous, curious and daring creatures. They will try any-
                                                                                     you feel Arabs like yourself need to
thing they can get away with. If there is no G-d, and the teacher is not
                                                                                     support Israel? She responds,
around, the principal is in the office; they might as well try to pull off a fast
                                                                                     „Having lived in the United States for
prank. Getting caught by law enforcement officers is not exactly a major con-
                                                                                     close to thirty years, I have developed
sideration of a young lad. They figure they can out smart that one too. So           appreciation and respect for minori-
why not shoot, kill, do drugs, or other mischievous activity.                        ties and religious diversity.
        However, if there is a G-d in their lives, even though they may [think               „The Middle East has been
they can] out smart their teachers, principals, parents, law enforcement offi-       moving in the opposite direction, as a
cers, they would still refrain from mischievous daring activities, because G-d is    result of Arab nationalism in the 1950s
still present, he sees and knows all that is happening. To restore civility to our   and Ê60s, followed by radical Islam
nations classrooms and to society at large, we must bring G-d back into the          thereafter. Consequently, minorities
                          (Continued on page 41)                                     have left or been pushed out of Muslim
                                                                                     countries. Today the Copts of Egypt
                                                                                     are departing in large numbers. ItÊs
                                                                                     reminiscent of the time when close to
                                                                                     900,000 Jews were driven from Arab
                                                                                     countries, a terrible loss. I know from
                                                                                     personal experience that the culture of
                                                                                     Egypt was never the same.‰
                                                                                             Darwish continues, „Israel is the
                                                                                     only non-Muslim state in the Middle
                                                                                     East. ThatÊs why itÊs a target; many
                                                                                     Muslims want the Middle East to be

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                                                                                                                                          AN EDITOR’S NOTES
           OF CH A R GE T O ENT I R E C OM M UN IT Y                                                                                                     (Continued from page 40)
                                              (Continued from page 1)
                                                                                                                                lives of our fledgling offspring. Rather than having our leaders scrounging for
Road; Jewish Discovery Center,                    Chabad also offers the festive      offering students, youth, and adults      methods to bring normalcy to the school like what has been done in the state
7587 Central Parke Blvd, Mason;             meals and lodging for those wishing       an opportunity to experience mean-        of Louisiana, let's go direct to the core of the problem.
Mesivtah High School, 1636 Summit           to spend the entire Holiday at            ingful Holidays in a warm environ-               The state of Louisiana passed measures requiring elementary school-stu-
Road; F.R.E.E. Russian Center, 7685         Chabad. Call your local Chabad            ment.                                     dents to address teachers and administrators "by using the respectful terms,
Reading Road, Chabad Jewish                 Center so that necessary arrange-                Rosh Hashanah this year            'yes, ma'am' and 'no, ma'am' or 'yes, sir' 'no sir.'" Students would also face dis-
Student Center at UC Campus, 2718           ments can be made.                        begins Monday evening, September          ciplinary action if they do not refer to all adults as Mr., Mrs., Ms. or Miss.
Digby Avenue; and Chabad of                       Special services are also offered   29, Tuesday, September 30, and                   This is another example of leaders and educators grappling with an issue
Dayton, 6257 Far Hills Avenue, in           for the Russian speaking immigrant        Wednesday, October 1, 2008.               in the blind. The real issue at hand is being skirted while attempting to deal
Centerville.                                community, from the former Soviet         Services on the eve of the first and      with external symptoms, rather than attaching the core "virus" that has infiltrat-
       The purpose of these services        Union and New Americans to                second day of Rosh Hashanah will          ed the body. Rather than getting rid of the cause, they grapple with the effect.
is to offer students, the non-affiliated,   Cincinnati.                               begin at sunset. The morning ser-         This is just another confirmed incident of the [professional] "blind leading the
and community members at large the                F.R.E.E. Russian Center, the        vices for both days, September 29         blind." We urge that rather than our leadership busying themselves with exter-
opportunity to conveniently take part       Chabad Russian Division, will once        and October 1, begin at 9:30 a.m.         nal facade aesthetics to impress the non-Jewish world, we should reinforce the
in the Rosh Hashanah and Yom                again offer High Holiday services for     A special Tashlich (casting of sins)      internal foundation. Rather than Jewish leadership going in an all out cam-
Kippur services, although not being a       our New Americans in the Russian          procession will take place on the first   paign to express their concerns for the poor Arab refugees and support a two
member in any particular Synagogue.         language. These services will be con-     day of Rosh Hashanah at 6:00 p.m.         State Middle East solution by giving up land and even considering dividing
       "At Chabad we believe you            ducted by Rabbi Eli Karasik, Director     In Amberley. Tashlich Services will       Jerusalem, or being busy with Darfur, we should devote our first and foremost
don't have to pay to pray," said Rabbi      of Education, F.R.E.E. Russian            be held at the Creek alongside            attention to the education of our children.
Sholom B. Kalmanson, Executive              Center.                                   Gibson Greeting Cards, on Section                We are not saying that we should not work diligently in foreign relation-
Vice President, Chabad of Southern                This is just another project of     Road.                                     ships; we are just saying that we should not blow those external facade activi-
Ohio, and Spiritual Leader,                 the many diversified innovative                  Yom Kippur services will com-      ties out of proportion at the cost of our children.
Congregation Lubavitch/The Shul.            Outreach programs of Chabad,              mence at sunset, Wednesday,                      We bring this example because the entire government of Israel and
                                                                                      October 8, 2008, and Thursday,            Jewish leaders the world over lost all sense of equilibrium when the USA is
                                                                                      October 9, 2008. On Wednesday             pushing the two State solution. Israeli media dedicates entire issues on the
                                                                                      morning, 7:30 a.m., special               importance of peace with our Arab neighbors, while Jewish education in
                                                                                      "Kaporos" (atonement) services will       Israel and the world over lay "orphan." What message does this send to our
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                                                                                                                                G-d Almighty, with the sounding of the Shofar, rather than adoring human
                                                                                                                                „Kings.‰ The sounding of the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah will assuredly lead us
                                                                                                                                to the blast of the "Great Shofar" of Moshiach heralding the final Redemption.
                                                                                                                                       In doing so we will assure ourselves generations of civilized decent
                                                                                                                                human beings caring not only for themselves but the entire world around them.
                                                                                                                                Our children will be sensitive to the needs of others and become the future
                                                                                                                                builders of this world. They will help make this world a better place to live in.
                                                                                                                                       The Rebbe has always promised us that acts of goodness and kindness
                                                                                                                                will hasten the revelation of the Righteous Moshiach, NOW!
                                                                                                                                       A Happy and Healthy New Year!

                                                                                                                                   HIGH HOLIDAY PROGRAMS FOR
                                                                                                                                  SHUT-IN TO BE PROVIDED AGAIN
                                                                                                                                                        (Continued from page 9)
                                                                                                                                      Coordinated by Shneur Zalman         whose holiday spirits were brightened
                                                                                                                                Kalmanson, this program has intensi-       thanks to the visit of a Chabad mem-
                                                                                                                                fied its activities over the years.        ber.
                                                                                                                                Private home visitations as well,                   This service is part of Chabad's
                                                                                                                                increased velocity in this program has     ongoing campaign to bring a ray of
                                                                                                                                taken place.                               happiness and joy into the lives of the
                                                                                                                                      "Now, more than ever before,         less fortunate members in our com-
                                                                                                                                we are resolved to intensify these         munity.
                                                                                                                                programs," said Shneur Z.                           This program comes in addi-
                                                                                                                                Kalmanson, Coordinator High                tion to the ongoing hospital visitation
                                                                                                                                Holiday Shut In Program. "The              Bikur Cholim Program, and other
                                                                                                                                Rebbe sought to bring loving kind-         benevolent programs, offered by
                                                                                                                                ness to every person in order to           Chabad throughout the year.
                                                                                                                                make this world a better place to live              This campaign also includes
                                                                                                                                in. We must continue this legacy and       Holiday programming in area correc-
                                                                                                                                carry out his will," he concluded.         tional facilities.
                                                                                                                                      "Thank G-d for such concerned                 Chabad staff will also be making
                                                                                                                                people like you. It gives me inspira-      visits to the shut-ins during the Sukkot
                                                                                                                                tion to continue living, knowing that      Holiday, giving them an opportunity to
                                                                                                                                someone cares," was a statement            fulfill the precept of the "Four Kinds,"
                                                                                                                                made by a shut-in to a Chabad mem-         assisting them with the blessings, and
                                                                                                                                ber last year, which echoes the senti-     explanation of its significance.
                                                                                                                                ments and feelings of the many                      See related article in this issue.
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    14 th Yahrtzeit                                                                   Mega-Super-Slide, Children’s Entertainment,
 Of Mayme Guttman                                                                         At City-Wide Sukkot “Spectacular"
    To Be Marked                                                                                                                   (Continued from page 1)
                       (Continued from page 3)                                              It is with the above theme that
Vice President, Chabad of Southern        Chana and her dedication to the edu-       this year's "Sukkot Spectacular
Ohio, and Spiritual Leader,               cation of her children.                    Extravaganza" project is sponsored by
Congregation Lubavitch/The Shul,                 „Mayme resembled this dedi-         Chabad of Southern Ohio to bring
states: "A Yahrtzeit is considered by     cated mother to whom the education         the entire Jewish community togeth-
Jews in general, and Chabad philoso-      of her children came first. The best       er.
phy in particular, to be of great         proof is in the fact that she reared              This late afternoon promises to
importance. It is a special day of        generations of dedicated proud             be one of fun and enjoyment for the
reckoning, of taking stock, and a day     Jews".                                     entire family, young and old alike.
when one is granted new and fresh                "Our Sages tell us that when        Featuring song, dance, and music.
inspirations for the strengthening of     one sees at least three generations        One will be able to enjoy Chassidic
Yiddishkeit.                              continuing in the footsteps of             music, while dancing along with the
       "Each year on the Yahrtzeit        Judaism, one can be assured that           music.
day, the Soul [of the departed] is ele-   Torah and its directives will not leave           To entertain the children,
vated, and rises from strength to         them. In the case of Mayme we see          games and rides will be on hand.
strength, to greater heights, through     that she lived to see four generations     While the adults enjoy the singing and
                                                                                     dancing, as well as the Mega-Super-           Amit Netanel Tries The Ring of Fire at last year’s Spectacular
the actions of her loving, living fami-   all dedicated to Jewish causes.
ly.                                              „It is with a sense of pride that   Slide, the children will be able to take   throughout the program. "With all the       the opportunity for those wishing to
       "It is no coincidence," contin-    we can be assured that the Guttman         advantage of the "Spacewalk,"              variety of fun available during this        recite the Benediction over the Lulav
ues Rabbi Kalmanson, "that Mayme          family will continue in the footsteps      "Obstacle        Course,"       Shows,     Extravaganza, we can assure fun for         and Esrog (the Four Species), while
left this physical world on the first     of Mayme as loyal dedicated Jews           "Sculptured Balloons," "Arts &             the entire family," said Rabbi Majeski.     getting a glimpse of the Chabad
day of Rosh Hashanah. In addition         assisting to perpetuate Torah and its      Crafts," raffle, in addition to the               "This kind of Holiday program        Sukkah Mobile which services all
to indicating the greatness of her        Mitzvah directives to future genera-       "Mega-Super-Slide."                        is a uniting factor in this community,"     areas of the community, as well as
Soul, we also read in the Haftorah of     tions," Rabbi Kalmanson concluded.                Refreshments will be offered in     said a participant.                         the local area prisons.
                                                                                     the Chabad Sukkah-Mobile on the                   The Unity and Pride "Sukkot                 "It promises to be a wonderful
                                                                                     premises. "Kinneret Cafe" will also be     Spectacular" Extravaganza is another        way for the community to gather and
                                                                                     on hand for sale for those who wish        heritage awareness project of Chabad        celebrate the Sukkot Holiday, and an
                                                                                     to have their supper at the event.         of Southern Ohio to bring to the            uplifting experience for young and old
                                                                                            In the past, participants           entire Jewish community the knowl-          alike," said Rabbi Majeski.
                                                                                     enjoyed magic shows, and                   edge of the beautiful Jewish festival of           For location and information
                                                                                     "Sculptured Balloons." A special Arts      Sukkot.                                     call (513) 731-5111.
                                                                                     & Crafts activity was also available              This afternoon will also afford          (See related Ad on page 7)

                                                                                                Rabbi Kalmanson
                                                                                             Remembers Rabbi Hecht
                                                                                                                                (Continued from page 39)
                                                                                     Marriage and Family Counseling
                                                                                           His wife, Chava (nee Lasker);
                                                                                     three brothers, 12 children and many
                                                                                     grandchildren and great-grandchildren
                                                                                     survive Rabbi Hecht. They all contin-
                                                                                     ue his dedicated work on behalf of
                                                                                           „Rabbi Hecht was the epitome
                                                                                     of a true Jewish leader. He always
                                                                                     took the lead even in matters that
                                                                                     were not so popular,‰ said Rabbi
                                                                                     Kalmanson. „With his passing, the
                                                                                     Rebbe lost a Five Star General,‰ he
                                                                                           May his memory be blessed.                    Rabbi Kalmanson writing a letter in the Torah Scroll

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              Moshiach Matters                     A D iges t About Mos hiach and The Imminent R edemption

                                                                     Lighting Lamps
                                                                               By Rabbi Eliyahu Touger
       Everyone wants to know                o'clock when the door to the dun-     into two groups. One, the tradi-       chain leading back to the time
what they can do to help bring               geon would open and food would        tionalists, maintained that the dun-   when people had actually lived out-
Moshiach. The essay to follow pro-           be lowered down. They would           geon was not the sum total of reali-   side the dungeon.
vides a practically relevant answer,         divide the food, and then everyone    ty. There was a world outside with           The others, the moderns, dis-
one, which every person can apply            would go back to their private con-   a sun, with trees, lakes, streams,     agreed. We must, they argued,
immediately. And it offers a radical         cerns.                                and many beautiful things.             confront our reality as it is without

                                                                     WE DO
and insightful explanation why this                This continued for several            They had been told this by       seeking comfort in legends and
approach should be taken, and                generations. As time went on, the     their parents, who had received the    fables. Our reality is the dungeon.
what consequences it will bring              people of the cave became divided     message from their parents in a        There is no existence beyond it.
       May our efforts to spread the

                                                                  “FAITH LIFTS”
awareness of the Redemption
arouse Divine blessings that the
Rebbe lead the entire Jewish peo-
                                                                                                                                                                         Rabbi Eliyahu Touger
ple to Eretz Yisroel in the most
                                                                                                                                                                  The stories told by their parents
immediate future.
                                                                                                                                                                  could not be proven, so there was
       Rabbi Yisroel, the Koznitzer
                                                                                                                                                                  reason why they were required to
Maggid (Preacher), would tell the
                                                                                                                                                                  accept them.
following allegory. In Poland and
                                                                                                                                                                         The main point of contention
Russia, the landowners were virtual
                                                                                                                                                                  was the opening of the dungeon
lords over their holdings. All the
                                                                                                                                                                  door and the lowering of the food.
people who lived on their lands
                                                                                                                                                                  The traditionalists maintained that
were subject to their rule, and they
                                                                                                                                                                  this was proof of the existence of a
could do with them as they pleased
                                                                                                                                                                  reality beyond the dungeon.
without bein g r e s p o n s i b l e t o a               For over 60 years the Rebbe promot-          affirms that "I believe wholeheartedly in                          The moderns, by contrast,
higher authority.                                ed Jewish awareness and consciousness.               the resurrection of the dead."                              agreed that the phenomenon was
       In particular, the wrath of               Hundreds of t housa nds of Je ws have                      T he re n o w n e d l e a d e r o f w o r l d         hard to explain. But that is not,
these landowners would be stirred
by their tenants' failure to pay rent.
                                                 b e c o m e m o re a w a re o f t he i r p ro u d    Jewry, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson,                        they countered reason, enough to
                                                 Jewish heritage, and as result more con-             the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Spiritual Master                     believe in a premise that could not
And there was no one to dispute
                                                 scientious committed Jews.                           of our generation, proclaimed emphati-                      be substantiated.
the punishments they would hand
                                                                                                                                                                         And so the dispute contin-
out for such conduct. Indeed, the                        In Judaism, we are to                                      c a l l y a s a p rop he c y t h a t          ued. For many years, the two sides
punishments were considered justi-               understand our charge (as a                                        "The Time of Your                             argued, each presenting various
fied; the tenants had failed to meet             people) to t he world. We                                          Redemption                   Has              different proofs and supports, but
their due.
       So it was that one landowner
                                                 are to rationally understand                                       Arrived!" and "Moshiach                       neither could convince the other.
had a large underground dungeon                  most of our Mitzvah-direc-                                         is on the Way." All that                             Then it happened, one day,
                                                 t i ve s . We h ave t he r i g h t                                 we must do is "increase in                    right before the food was to be
built for his tenants who had not
                                                                                                                                                                  lowered at twelve o'clock, a living
paid their rent. Anyone who failed               ( a n d e n c o u r a g e m e n t ) to                             acts of goodness and                          person was tossed into the dun-
to make his payments was simply                  chal lenge, que st ion and                                         kindness."                                    geon. He had failed to pay his
tossed in the dungeon, never to                  scrutinize.                                                                 Faith cause s problems               rent, and the present landowner, a
return. At twelve o'clock each day,
the landowner would have food
                                                         Judaism, however, has                                      sometimes. The intellectual                   descendant of the previous one,
                                                 "T h ir teen Principle s of                                        person questions and needs                    had decided that there must be
lowered into the dungeon so that
                                                 Faith." They are referred to as "Faith"              help in this area of Judaism. The Rebbe                     room in the dungeon by now.
the people would not starve, but
                                                                                                                                                                         The people crowded around
that's all. They would never hope                because they are beyond our finite mind              taught us how to GIVE YOU A "FAITH                          him and he told them about the
to see the light of day again.                   to comprehend or grasp. It is 'therefore'            LIFT." With over 60 years of experience,                    outside world: about the sun, the
       At one point, the dungeon                 that "Faith" comes into play.                        we guarantee you satisfaction.                              trees, the lakes, and the streams,
got crowded. Somehow the
landowner must have appreciated
                                                         The twelfth Principle of Faith states:             If you need a "Faith Lift," call on us.               how this was merely a dungeon....
this fact, for he ceased throwing                "I believe wholeheartedly in the coming of           Our doors are open - so are our minds.
people into it. And so, it was that              Moshiach, and though he tarry, I wait his            Satisfaction guaranteed. Try us - you'll                                * * *
except for the food that would reg-              coming daily." The thirteenth Principle              like us!                                                          The allegory explains who a
ularly descend at twelve each day,
                                                                                                                                                                  Rebbe is. The traditionalist repre-
the people had no contact with the
                                                                                                                                                                  sents people who believe in G-d,
outside world.
                                                                                                                                                                  despite the fact that they have no
       This went on for years.                                            To learn more about "Moshiach" and "Redemption,"                                        real experience of His existence.
People married, had children, and                                                       or to receive literature, call                                            The modernist represents those
died in the dungeon. Soon all the
people who had lived in the outside                                                        CHABAD                                                                 who choose not to believe, and the
                                                                                                                                                                  person sent down in the dungeon
world passed away, and the only
ones who were left were those who
                                                                                    OF SOUTHERN OHIO                                                              from the outside world represents a
                                                                                         821-5100                                                                 Rebbe, someone who has a first-
were born in the dungeon. For
                                                                                                                                                                  hand experience of G-dliness,
them, life had a simple routine.                                                                                                        whose knowledge of His Being
       They would go about their
personal business until twelve                                                                                                                                        (Continued on page 45)
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             Moshiach Matters                                                      (Continued from page 44)

comes from direct awareness, not          (talks) of the Nasi (leader) of our     stand with the intent of drawing      maintains the world." In Chassidus,    the ultimate response of Moshiach
merely acquired knowledge.                generation."                            down the concepts into the atmos-     this is interpreted to mean that       to the Baal Shem Tov: that he
       While telling this allegory,              Why this choice of priorities?   phere of this world. Similarly,       every change in existence in the       would come when the wellsprings
Chabad Mashpiim (elder mentors)           Several reasons can be given.           studying teachings about the          world at large begins with a devel-    of the Baal Shem Tov's teachings
would ask: Whose positions are            Firstly, there is a concept of spiri-   Redemption cause it to become a       opment in Torah. Study brings          are spread outward. And on a sim-
closer - that of the traditionalists to   tual causation. In Chassidic philos-    reality.                              about change, for it taps the build-   ple level, the fact that people
that of the person who arrived            ophy, it is explained that at times,           The Zohar states, "The Holy    ing blocks of creation and trans-      become acquainted with an idea on

                                               WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR
from the outside world, or that of        the Maggid (preacher) of Mezritch       One, blessed be He, looked into       forms them from potential energies     a conscious level prepares them to
the traditionalists to the moderns?       would deliver addresses that he         the Torah and created the world. A    to dynamic forces.                     deal with it in actual life.
       On one hand, the answer is         knew his listeners would not under-     mortal looks into the Torah and             Going further, such study is             But there is something more.
easy: the traditionalists and the                                                                                                                              The same mindset, which is
person from the outside share the                                                                                                                              stymied by a question, cannot pro-
same beliefs. On the other hand,                                                                                                                               vide an answer for it. The answer

                                                 IN A CANDIDATE?
that is precisely the point of differ-                                                                                                                         has got to come from a higher and
ence. For the traditionalists, these                                                                                                                           more developed conception.
are beliefs, while for the person                                                                                                                                      Similarly, to leave exile, we
from the outside, it is an actual                                                                                                                              have to tap a different source of
experience.                                                                                                                                                    energy, a source which has no
       In that sense, the traditional-                                                                                                                         questions, one which looks at the
ists are far closer in mindset to the                                                                                                                          world through the eyes of Geulah
moderns, for both of them share                                                                                                                                (Redemption) and understands
the same fundamental appreciation                                                                                                                              Galus (exile) only as an external
of existence. Both know nothing                                                                                                                                phenomenon. This is the advan-
else but the dungeon, while the                                                                                                                                tage of learning "the Maamarim
person from the outside knows                                                                                                                                  (discourses) and Likkutei Sichos
otherwise.                                                                                                                                                     (talks) of the Nasi (leader) of our
       Similarly, in the analogue,                  In this presidential election year, you         the other Prophets, but [those of] the Torah               generation."
while people at large may believe             are preparing to exercise your inalienable            and Moses our teacher.‰                                            The Rebbe's teachings are
in G-d, their belief is on a plane            rights at the pole. You will vote in your can-              If one of the Thir teen principals of                Toraso Shel Moshiach, "the teach-
above their ordinary day-to-day               didates. What are your criteria for a candi-          faith says, „I believe wholeheartedly in the               ings of Moshiach." By revealing
experience. As such, the difference           date? We venture to say – nothing in partic-          coming of Moshiach, and though he tarry, I                 these teachings - and particularly in
between them and a non-believer is            ular. In most cases, if he is tall, dark, hand-       await his coming daily,‰ who is our viable                 the flush of Moshiach-oriented
one of creed, not one of percep-              some, has charisma, and makes promises                candidate today?                                           material that characterized the
tion. For a Rebbe, by contrast, G-d                                                                                                                            eleven months that followed the
is reality.
                                              you wa nt to hear, you w i l l                                             Fo r t he f i r st t i m e i n        28th of Nissan - the Rebbe has
       Similar concepts apply with            vote for h im. Maybe t hatÊs                                         Jewish history, the renowned                given us an opportunity to taste
regard to Moshiach. For people at             why the world looks the way                                          leader of world Jewry, Rabbi                what the Redemption will be like.
large, Moshiach is an abstract con-           it does.                                                             Menachem M. Schneer son,                            Studying those teachings and
cept. Some believe in it - and with-                M a i m o n i d e s , a g re a t                               t he L u b av i t c he r Re b b e ,         sharing them with others, brightens
in that category itself, there are            Jewish leader, and codifier of                                       Spiritual Master of our gener-              the world with the light of
levels of belief - and some don't.            Jewish law describes the qual-                                       ation, met all the above-men-               Moshiach. Chassidus explains that
For the Rebbe, Moshiach is a reali-                                                                                                                            a little light dispels much darkness.
                                              ifications of the candidate for                                      tioned criteria. He proclaimed
ty.                                                                                                                                                            The more the light of Moshiach
       That is why the Rebbe is so
                                              Moshiach. He says: „If a king                                        emphat ically as a prophecy                 shines in the world, the faster we
adamant in his calls for the                  will arise from the house of                                         that “The Time Of Your                      will be able - to borrow the Rebbe's
Redemption. Because it is not                 David who is learned in Torah                                        Redemption                    Has           terminology - "to open our eyes
merely an ideal he is seeking; it's           and observant in Mitzvos, as                                         Arrived!” and “Moshiach                     and see" that we are together with
part of his life. A person living in          prescribed in the written law and the oral            Is On The Way.” All that we must do is                     Moshiach.
Galus (exile) is numbed by the spiri-         law, as David, his ancestor was, and will             “Increase in acts of goodness and                                  This is our responsibility at
tual darkness and cannot see past             compel all Israel to walk [the way of the             kindness.”                                                 present: to spread the light of
it. This is what defines his reality.                                                                                                                          Moshiach. The Rebbe has stated
                                              Torah] and reinforce the breaches [in its                   You have the criteria. We have the
       Who can appreciate the need                                                                                                                             that we have completed the service
for Redemption? Someone who is                observance]; and fight the wars of G-d, we            candidate. The rest is up to you. Vote in the              of refining the world. All the tasks
not really in Galus. For the Rebbe,           may, w it h assura nce, consider h im t he            most eligible, viable candidate today. An act              with which G-d charged the Jewish
the concept of a foretaste of                 Moshiach⁄‰                                            of goo dne ss and kindne ss is a vote for                  people have been completed.
Redemption is not an abstract                       Maimonides also says, „anyone who               change. This will hasten the revelation of                 There is no need to contend with
dream, but rather a concrete reali-           does not believe in him or does not wait his          the Righteous Moshiach NOW!                                darkness anymore.
ty, and one, which he desires to              coming, denies not only [the statements] of                 LetÊs change the world for good!                             Our task is to disseminate the
share with others throughout the                                                                                                                               light of Redemption, in our lives, in
world at large.                                                                                                                                                our homes, and in our environ-
       The above enables us to                                                                                                                                 ments. This is our challenge: to
understand why after calling on                                                                                                                                make the world conscious of
people all over the world to "do                                        To learn more about "Moshiach" and "Redemption,"                                       Moshiach, and to create a setting
everything you can to bring                                                           or to receive literature, call                                           that will allow his mission to be ful-
Moshiach" on the 28th of Nissan,
5751, the Rebbe stated that first
                                                                                          CHABAD                                                               filled.
                                                                                                                                                                       The fundamental step in
and foremost, these efforts should                                                 OF SOUTHERN OHIO                                                            meeting that challenge is leaving
center on studying "the subjects of                                                                                                                            behind the mindset of Galus (exile),
Moshiach and Redemption, and in
                                                                                        821-5100                                                               and adopting the mindset of the
particular, as these topics are                                                                                                      Geulah (redemption), and that is
developed in the Maamarim (dis-                                                                                                                                possible only through learning the
courses) and the Likkutei Sichos                                                                                                                               Rebbe's teachings.
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                                                 WOMAN’S PAGE                                                                                                            H
                           I                                               DEAR REBBITZEN                                                                                            For The
                           P                                                                                                                                                       “Baalebuste”
                           S                  Every year in Synagogue on            a community, do have members                resolving to do everything possible
      H                                Yom Kippur, I say the traditional            who have committed all these sins.          to encourage all her friends and fam-
                                       confession, asking to be forgiven for               That we must take into               ily to improve their spiritual lot, in
                                       all manner of sins. Included in these        account at this awesome time the            whatever way she feels she might be
                                       are sins that I know I didn't commit:        sins of other members of the com-           successful.
                                       bribery, embezzlement, immorality,           munity underlines for us another                   One whose own understand-
                                       for instance. It seems to be dishon-         important concept in Judaism. Our           ing of the Jewish heritage is not up
      "You are standing this day,      est to stand before G-d and claim            Sages teach us that "All Jews are           to par, of course, should take the
all of you, before the L-rd your       that I desire forgiveness for sins that      responsible for each other." This is        necessary steps to improve her own
                                       I know very well I didn't commit!            not an abstract idea, but rather, has       knowledge and Jewish commitment.
                                              Do you have an explanation            very practical implications.                Attending a class, beginning to
             (Deuteronomy 29:9)        for this?                                           First, this means that each Jew      observe one additional Jewish tradi-
                                                                    A Reader        has an obligation to assist her fellow      tion, are good ways to begin.
       The word "Nitzavim" (stand-                                                  Jew with material necessities. To                  But even in such circum-
ing) denotes more than simply                                                                                                                                                  1. If you cook more corn
                                       Dear Reader:                                 give charity is not an optional,            stances, one does not have to delay
                                                                                                                                                                         on the cob than can be eaten at
standing. Its implication is to               Judaism contains within it            praiseworthy act, but, rather, one's        her participation in the Mitzvah of
                                                                                                                                                                         one meal, the leftover corn, cut
stand forever -- a permanent exis-     many facets that seem to those who,          obligation as a Jew.                        helping her fellow Jew. By support-
                                       unfortunately, did not have the                     Likewise, every Jew is respon-       ing those who already are encourag-
                                                                                                                                                                         from the cob, has lots of tasty
tence. Moses, with these words,                                                                                                                                          uses. Add it to soups, stews, or
tells the people of Israel that as     opportunity to be properly educated,         sible for the spiritual state of her fel-   ing others (for instance, by donating
                                       to be contradictory, irrelevant, or          low. It lies upon each of us not only       time or money to institutions that       sprinkle some on your salads for
long as they would be "before G-                                                                                                                                         variety.
                                       impossible. In all such cases, what          to do her best, but also to encourage       engage in the spiritual education of
d," as long as they would be in G-     "seems to be" is not necessarily what        her "neighbor" to rise to higher levels     Jews, whether children or adults) she          2. Alcohol stains on furni-
d's presence, their existence          is!                                          in learning the observance.                 becomes truly a partner in their         ture can be removed with a little
would be assured.                             (This, perhaps, is one of the                As such, one must understand         work, and, thus, does her part in        olive oil. Rub in until the stain
       There are times when one        reasons that Jewish education is so          that if another Jew falls by the way-       encouraging her fellow to be a good      disappears.
strays, for one reason or another,     important. Without it, one may see           side, she must accept upon herself a        Jew.                                           3. Rubbing a cut lemon on
from before G-d's presence, and        Judaism through a vast array of mis-         certain amount of the blame. Why                   Thus, one must be aware that      hands before washing will remove
                                       conceptions.)                                didn't she "get involved" by encour-        she is asking forgiveness not for her-   fish odors or onion pungency.
drifts away through his wrongdo-
                                              When we ask for forgiveness           aging the other to do what is right?        self alone, but as a representative of         4. If we wish to teach our
ing. But we also have G-d's
                                       on Yom Kippur, we do not ask for                    This is a tremendous task.           the Jewish people for sins that were     children, we must first practice
assurance that if we are to turn                                                                                                                                         what we preach.
                                       ourselves alone. We ask also as a            You may wonder what you can do              committed by members of the com-
back to Him with sincere repen-        community. For, although we are              to implement it.                            munity. And she should understand              5. He who honors the
tance, then G-d will mercifully        judged individually on Rosh                         One who has a good Jewish            that when a fellow Jew has strayed       Torah will himself be honored by
and compassionately forgive.           Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the                 background and commitment to the            from the path, she will be held          mankind.
       The above verse, introduc-      Jewish people also are judged                traditions can fulfill the obligation of    accountable for what she could have
ing the Portion of "Nitzavim," has     together, on the basis of their collec-      raising a fellow Jew's spiritual,           done to help, and did not.                          (Ethics of Our Fathers)
a timely message, especially as it     tive faults and merits. Thus, we, as         moral, and educational state by
is read on the last Shabbas of the
year, the Shabbas before Rosh
                                                                                                                                          CANDLE LIGHTING*
       This is a suitable and oppor-                                  MEICHELS
tune time for repentance and sin-                                                                                                                               September          19            7:19
cere return to G-d, and the time                                                                                                                                September          26            7:08
                                          Editor’s Note: „The most important part of a recipe is not to follow directions
to recognize that if we wish to                      precisely, but to create a dish that tastes good to you!                                                   September          29            7:05
bring blessing upon ourselves and                                                                                                                               September          30      after 8:01
our family for the year ahead,
with the assurance of generations
                                                             Honey Cake                                                                                         October            3             6:57
                                                                                                                                                                October            8             6:49
who will be our pride and joy, we             The sweet cake is a traditional favorite served on Rosh Hashanah and
must constantly stand in the pres-     the following weeks, symbolizing our prayer for a "good and sweet year."
                                                                                                                                                                October            10            6:46
ence of G-d by fulfilling that         Honey cake is also popular all year round, especially on a Shabbas Kiddush.                                              October            13            6:42
which He asks of us.                          In Yiddish, honey cake is called Lekach, and recalls a very popular                                               October            14      after 7:40

          DO A
                                       European custom that is still seen today.                                                                                October            17            6:36
                                              On Erev Yom Kippur a Rabbi would distribute to each of his congre-                                                October            20            6:32
                                       gants or followers a piece of honey cake to symbolize his wish to the person                                             October            21      after 7:31
                                       for a sweet year. This custom also symbolizes the wish that this receiving of

                                                                                                                                                                October            24            6:26
                                       cake be a substitute for any charity, which may be decreed that person
                                                                                                                                                                October            31            6:18
                                       receive in the coming year.
                                                                                                                                 * Shabbat Candles should be lit no later than the above times

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                                             1 cup sugar                          2 3/4 cups flour
                                             1 cup warm coffee                    1/2
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