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    Dear Vues Master:
    Torah U’Mesorah has just released a letter
    outlining a plan to have yeshivos end their
    zmanim earlier in the summer and begin their
    new zman earlier in the fall. The letter states

    that the proposal, originally presented at a re-
    cent meeting of the Vaad Roshei Yeshiva of

    Torah U’Mesorah, would resolve the issue of
    there being a very limited Elul zman in years
    such as the upcoming one, in which Rosh
    Chodesh falls out early. The letter notes that
    such a schedule makes it difficult for boys
    to properly learn about the Yomim Tovim;
    children and parents are on “vacation mode”

    until selichos; and there is too much unstruc-
    tured time for bochurim after camps end. Did

    anybody think about the summer businesses?
    By making the summer shorter they will lose
    business! I understand that it would be better
    for the students but what about parnassah?
    Vues Master’s Note: It should not affect anyone’s
    parnassah as it will start earlier and end earlier
    but will have the same eight to ten weeks!
    Dear Vues Master:
    Please tell your readers that all non-processed
    meat and chicken is kosher for Pesach. Buy
    now and freeze for Pesach before prices go
    up. (Please note: This doesn’t apply to ground
    meat. Large pieces of meat should be rinsed as
    the bags that hold them sometimes have corn
    Vues Master’s Note: But what will be with the
    meat companies who want to make some extra

    Dear Vues Master:

    A woman called the switchboard of a hospi-
    tal and asked how Mrs. Schwartz in room 102

    was doing. The switchboard operator put her

    on hold for a minute, then came back and re-
    ported: “Mrs. Schwartz in room 102 is doing

    very well! Why, just this morning her lab work
    came back and everything is normal. Her doctor
    is pleased and says she will be able to go home
    next week.” “Hurray!” shouted the caller. “You
    must be a relative to be so happy,” observed the

    switchboard operator. “No,” explained the call-
    er, “I’m Mrs. Schwartz in room 102. Nobody

    tells me anything!”
    Vues Master’s Note: This is a sick joke! Hope
    this does not happen in real life!
    Dear Vues Master:
    What did the blind man say when he was given
    some matzah? “Who wrote this stuff?”
    Vues Master’s Note: This is a frail joke! I can’t
    see myself repeating.
    Dear Vues Master:
    In Obituary for Rav Shmelke Leifer-Chuster
    Rebbe ZTL. He NEVER gave any hashgachas.
    You’re confusing him with Rabbi PD Horowitz
    ztl – Chuster Rav son of Bostoner Rebbe gave
    hashgachas. Rav Shmelke spent his life taking
    in Bochurim who didn’t make it in mainstream
    Chassidishe Yeshivos – he turned many of them
    around and they still love him.
    Vues Master’s Note: Thanks for enlightening us!
    We appreciate this correction! May his memory
    be a bracha

    Dear Vues Master:
    Why do people celebrate the 7th day

    of Adar for Moshe Rabbeinus birth-
    day in Eretz Yisrael & in America the

    only thing we know about the 7th day
    of Adar is that we don’t say tachanun?
    In Eretz Yisrael they party all day. In
    America I’ve never seen someone
    have a party for the 7th day of Adar?
    Vues Master’s Note: Where we come
    from it is a somber day where the Rav

    gives a drasha and in the middle ev-
    eryone sits on the floor and does tes-

    Dear Vues Master:
    The price for ready made Mishloach

    Manos this year in candy stores is ab-
    solutely insane. I have no idea why

    people don’t make their own. You
    probably can save 75% or more by
    making it yourself.

    Vues Master’s Note: There is obvious-
    ly a market for it and people willing

    to pay the price!
    Dear Vues Master:
    Why did the chicken cross the road?
    This question has been bothering
    sages for ages. I have some info on
    this insight. There was once a chicken

    named shnitzel and she had 5 beau-
    tiful chicks. One day, she took her

    purse, left the house and started to
    cross the road. Once she stepped onto
    the curb, the world was in shock. She
    did her shopping and was ready to go
    home, but she didn’t want to because
    it would make a big scene. Before she
    could say anything, a butcher came
    and grabbed her and shechted her.
    I left over 5 yesomim. Look how far
    klal yisrael has some. All the lashon
    hara and motzi shem ra from one
    small thing made 5 yesomim. May
    Hashem help us and guide us. Stay
    tone for the 3 elephants in the bathtub
    Vues Master’s Note: Oy! You forgot
    to include the charidy link and the
    matching campaign!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Is this real? An auction house planned
    to sell Rav Chaim Kanievskys zt”l
    pants, but pulled the trousers off the
    block after an inquiry by The Post.
    The well-worn black pants belonging
    to Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, known
    among his followers as “minister of the
    Torah,” were set to go up for auction

    March 1 — with a breathtaking open-
    ing bid of $3,200. “Pants that belonged

    to…[Rabbi] Chaim Kaniesvky…and

    worn by him for a long time,” the auc-
    tion listing read. I understand if some-
    one wants to purchase Rav Chaims

    zt”l tefillin or tallis but his pants? That
    seems a little crazy!
    Vues Master’s Note: Just keep your
    pants on or they might sell it!
    Dear Vues Master:
    I’ve been noticing a lot more women
    saying kaddish these days behind the
    mechitza when they are in shul. I have

    absolutely no problem with them say-
    ing kaddish for a loved one but I think

    they should not try to be louder than
    the men when they daven. It’s very
    noticeable when a woman is saying
    kaddish & they clearly want the men
    to hear them.
    Vues Master’s Note: I’m not sure
    where you daven. I never saw this in
    my life!
    Dear Vues Master:

    I absolutely loved Rabbi Goldwas-
    sers 3 dinner guests’ answers in the

    fun question section last week. Rabbi
    Goldwasser said he would invite the
    3 boys from Eretz Yisrael that were
    kidnapped a few years back and then
    killed- the kedoshim Naftali Frankel,
    Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach. Rabbi
    Goldwasser’s answer clearly shows
    why he is a talmid chacham & loved
    by so many.
    Vues Master’s Note: Amazing how

    many different answers we have re-
    ceived and the question never grows


    Dear Vues Master:
    A Rothschild who wasn’t shomer
    Shabbos was asked why he wasn’t
    observant like his brother. “What
    are you talking about?” he said. “My
    brother and I are
    fulfills He. מקיימים את התורה כולה
    the ציוויים and I the איסורים“.
    Vues Master’s Note: It is a combined
    Dear Vues Master:
    Why the golden Bekeshe & fancy
    heavy fur coat? Why is it that the
    many Chasidic Rebbes dress fancy
    colored Bekeshes, Shtreimels &
    fur-lined coats, whereas the Roshei
    Yeshivohs wear a plain Frak (long
    coat) & plain hats? This question

    was asked from the Netziv and he an-
    swered, that this Minhag goes back in

    history a long time ago Klal Yisrael
    had two leaders, one in Torah and one

    in Avodah. We don’t find Moshe Rab-
    beinu who represents Torah to have

    any special clothing. Whereas Aharon
    & his children who represent Avodah
    had to wear special Bigdei Kehunah.
    Vues Master’s Note: I think that it’s a
    culture thing.
    Dear Vues Master:
    As two friends who had just eaten
    dinner left the restaurant, one asked
    the other what he thought of the meal.
    “It’s a shame that the creations got
    mixed up,” his friend responded.
    “What do you mean ‘creations got
    mixed up?’ What do creations have to
    do with the meal?” The friend replied:
    “If the soup had been as clear as the
    wine that we drank and if the wine
    had been aged like the duck that we
    ate, and if the duck had been as plump
    as the waiter who served us, it would
    have been a good meal.”

    Vues Master’s Note: Oh! Stop com-
    plaining. Just wait till you get the bill!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Last week I went to Mostly Music in

    Boro Park to have them download my

    favorite album of all time MBD Ne-
    shama! I paid $20.70 but it was worth

    every penny! It sounds like you’re in
    the studio System 2. My good friend
    Ezzy did it for me (nice guy). It was

    arranged by Moshe Monah Rosen-
    blum with a 56 piece Israel Orchestra

    in 1973, fifty years ago but as good as
    today! Mordechai’s voice is Golden

    B”H. I’m drumming on my dash-
    board! Mishenechnos Adar Marbim

    Vues Master’s Note: Nobody beats
    Dear Vues Master:
    Shemos 21: 15-17
    15: And he that strikes his father or
    his mother, he shall be put to death
    [by strangulation]. 16: And if one
    kidnapped a man and sold him, and
    he was found in his hand, he shall
    be put to death [by stoning]. 17:
    And he that curses his father or his
    mother, he shall be put to death [by
    stoning]. Ibn Ezra: Saadiah Gaon

    asks, why was this verse inserted be-
    tween He that strikes his father and

    he that curses his father? Generally

    speaking, it is children who are kid-
    napped, and not adults. The children

    then grow up away from their parents
    and do not recognize them or form
    a close relationship with them. This
    then presents the possibility of a child
    cursing or hurting his parents, which
    otherwise would be unthinkable. –
    Gutnick The most frequent form of
    kidnapping is abduction by a parent
    or family member. The three telltale
    signs that a child is kidnapped are the

    following behaviors: hitting, alienat-
    ing, or cursing a parent. Furthermore,

    the verses above also reveal the three
    levels of kidnapping: The first level is
    when he is living at home and can hit
    his parents. The second level is when
    he is abducted by the “alien-parent”
    and alienates the other parent. The
    third level is where the parent knows
    his whereabouts and tries to reach out
    to him but gets cursed instead. Even
    though hitting a parent is more egregious

    , as there is physical assault, it
    nevertheless gets a lesser punishment
    because the child is at least at home.
    However, the other two cases get
    stoned because he is away from home
    and separating a child from a parent
    is like separating him from G-d. Even

    though a person is supposed to dis-
    tance himself from a wicked person

    this doesn’t apply to a father and son
    as the wicked son is expected to be at
    his father’s Pesach table.

    Vues Master’s Note: You are consis-
    tent. But you are getting nowhere as

    you keep on being mevazeh Talmidei


    Dear Vues Master:
    The first laws of Mishpatim are those

    of the eved ivri, the Jewish bonds-
    man. The bondsman is a person

    who was sold by the beis din (Jew-
    ish court) so he can pay back what

    he stole. The question is, why would
    the Torah want to start the section of
    laws by dealing with a thief? The
    Sava MiKlem answers that had the
    Torah been written by man, it would
    have started with honorable laws of
    kindness and benevolence rather than
    with a lowly thief. However, Hashem
    gave us the Torah, and we are all His
    children. When one has a troubled
    son, all his thoughts are on him and
    how he can help him turn his life
    around. The good son doesn’t need
    all that attention. That’s why Hashem
    started with the thief: to find ways to
    rehabilitate him, such as having him
    move in with a good family to learn to
    mend his ways. – Yitzy Adlin There
    are two kinds of sons: A son that the
    beis din has to separate him to make
    restitution and the other son who

    separates himself and causes resent-
    ment. When a son separates himself

    from his father, he causes the father
    to make bad decisions and become

    resentful. Case in point, I passed
    up an unbelievably valuable house

    that was well kept and in an extreme-
    ly good neighborhood. I would have

    had first dibs. However, my mind was
    on my son and even though I thought
    dozens of times about buying it, I
    froze. Some of the thoughts I had that
    nixed me from using my frontal lobe
    (reasoning) is who is going to inherit
    me, I have “no” son? My son refused
    my money and all I need is for him
    to refuse this, that would hurt. Would
    the religious neighbors who were
    nice to my aunt and me reject me if
    I chose to buy it? The neighbor said
    she doesn’t want it for investment but
    for her own children. Ah, that’s so
    nice, she has a relationship with her
    kids, how can I stop that? Had beis
    din sold my son I would have been
    planning for the day he would be free
    but when he sells himself freedom is
    only a dream. Had he been with me

    he would have been married and liv-
    ing in the house but now it’s water

    under the bridge.
    Vues Master’s Note: You are going
    Dear Vues Master:
    I believe that today unfortunately
    more people if you observe closely
    look more at their smartphones than
    in seforim!
    Vues Master’s Note: Maybe their
    seforim are on the smartphone! Dan
    L’kaf Zchus!