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    Dear Vues Master
    Last Wednesday I went to the R’ Eli Steansky MDY live
    shiur in Boro Park. I was blown away at how nice it was.

    All different types of yidden were there. There were chas-
    sidim, litvaks, syrians, Bucharians, modern yeshivish-all

    learning torah together! Yasher Koach to R’ Eli & to all
    those that made this tour possible!
    Vues Master’s Note: What a great way to go into Shavuos-
    ”K’ish Echad B’lev Echad.”

    Dear Vues Master
    My biggest yetzer hara nosh is cheese cake! All year long
    I try my best to stay away from it, but on Shavuos I can’t
    control myself! What should I do?
    Vues Master’s Note: Enjoy yourself! It’s Yom Tov! Worry
    about the calories after Yom Tov!

    Dear Vues Master:
    A Jewish woman & man had been married for 64 years.

    They kept no secrets from each other, except that the wom-
    an had a tin box in her closet that she had asked her husband

    never to open. For all of those years, he never thought about
    the box, but one day she got very sick and the doctor said
    she might not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the
    man took down the tin box and took it to his wife’s bedside.
    She agreed that it was time that he should know what was
    in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls
    and a stack of money totaling $60,000 dollars. He asked
    her to explain where all the money came from. “When we
    got engaged,”she said, “my grandmother told me the secret
    of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that
    if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and
    crochet a doll.” The little old man was so moved; he had to
    fight back tears. She had only been angry with him twice in
    all those years of living together? ‘Sweetie ,’ he said, “that
    explains the dolls, but what about all of this money? Where

    did it come from?” “Oh,’ that’s the money I made from sell-
    ing the dolls.”

    Vues Master’s Note: I was wondering where my wife has so
    much cash!

    Dear Vues Master:
    A wealthy Jewish man buys a fabulous home in Beverly

    Hills. He brings in a local workman to decorate the place.

    When the job is finished, the homeowner is delighted but re-
    alizes that he’s forgotten to put mezuzahs on the doors. He

    goes out and buys 50 mezuzahs and asks the decorator to
    place them on the right side of each door except bathrooms
    and kitchens. He’s really worried that the decorator will

    chip the paint work or won’t put them up correctly. How-
    ever, when he comes back a few hours later, he sees that the

    job has been carried out to his complete satisfaction. He’s so
    pleased that he gives the decorator a bonus. As the decorator
    is walking out of the door he says, “Glad you’re happy with
    the job. By the way, I took out all the warranties in the little
    boxes and left them on the table for you.”
    Vues Master’s Note: Oy! This makes me want to read Shema!

    Dear Vues Master:

    The US State Department criticized Israel this past week-
    end for allowing Jews to enter the community of Chomesh

    in Samaria, claiming that this was a “violation of commit-
    ments.” In his statement, State Department spokesperson

    Matthew Miller also criticized National Security Minister

    Itamar Ben Gvir’s visit to the Temple Mount this past Sun-
    day morning on Rosh Chodesh. “We are deeply troubled

    by the Israeli government’s order that allows its citizens
    to establish a permanent presence in the Homesh outpost
    in the northern West Bank, which according to Israeli law
    was illegally built on private Palestinian land,” said Miller.
    “This order is inconsistent with both former Prime Minister
    Sharon’s written commitment to the Bush Administration
    in 2004 and the current Israeli government’s commitments
    to the Biden Administration. Advancing Israeli settlements
    in the West Bank is an obstacle to the achievement of a
    two-state solution,” he added. “We are also concerned by
    today’s provocative visit to the Temple Mount/Haram al
    Sharif in Jerusalem and the accompanying inflammatory
    rhetoric. This holy space should not be used for political
    purposes, and we call on all parties to respect its sanctity,”

    continued Miller. “More broadly, we reaffirm the long-
    standing US position in support of the historic status quo at

    Jerusalem’s holy sites and underline Jordan’s special role as
    custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem,” the statement
    concluded. Why does America do this? Israel doesn’t say
    what America should do.
    Vues Master’s Note: This is the meaning of Baal Hameah is
    the Baal Hadeah! Money talks!

    Dear Vues Master:

    A golden escalator once changed a politi-
    cal system. A political system that was tried

    and failed. Many stairways leading to a
    stage have been the root of failures. All it
    took was for one man and one movement
    to descend a golden escalator to change
    the course of history. The age of a political
    creature ascending a pair of stairs to reach
    a stage where they would announce four
    more years of defending a failed system has

    ended. The age of a golden escalator has be-
    gun. Donald John Trump was and is a hero.

    74,223,975 Americans are heroes for voting
    to end a system that claimed to be on their
    side for decades. Ronald Dion DeSantis is a
    trailblazer of the new movement. The 2024
    Republican Primary is about to begin. The
    fireworks are about to explode. The golden
    escalator that once changed the political

    system of the United States of America es-
    calated its fight seven years ago. The man

    that descended that escalator made a lot of
    promises and though uncharacteristically

    for a politician, kept many of them. Don-
    ald Trump argued that a system that failed

    a diverse amount of individuals means that
    loyalty wasn’t owed. The pattern of voting

    for failure didn’t have to continue. On No-
    vember 8th, 2016, America discontinued an

    entire system of despair and elected a gov-
    ernment of hope and promise. The actual

    change in government occurred on January
    20th, 2017 at noon. The next four years were
    unusual, but in this context, unusual was
    good. Despite the unusualness of a politician
    fighting for his voters, every moment was
    met with resistance by the lies of the former
    power class; from politicians, journalists,

    and bureaucrats, to “non-partisan” individu-
    als. They coordinated an investigation on

    President Donald Trump based on a lie, but
    the president plowed on for the change that
    he promised. On November 7th, 2020, the
    same power-hungry creatures “elected” a
    new president. Whether it was due to fraud,
    election rigging, or lies, Joseph Robinette
    Biden Jr. currently occupies the Oval Office.
    The age of the political creature ascending a
    stage to announce four more years of failure

    is back. Four years after the very same coun-
    try discontinued a pattern of voting for fail-
    ure, the country “elects” the person who rep-
    resented the past but is now the present. The

    problems of the past are back in their own
    2023 form, but stronger than ever. The age of
    inflation, wars, drugs, crime, open borders,
    race wars, and the age of false being labeled
    true has arrived. The problems came back so

    quickly, it makes one wonder, was the elec-
    tion of Donald Trump an actual response to

    the systematic problems? If it was, shouldn’t
    there be some resistance in the system that

    we all were led to believe changed? What if

    this political game is bigger than the Presi-
    dent, Vice President, Speaker, or Majority

    Leader? Is it perhaps the political creatures
    that affect us the most, the ones that we focus
    on the least? The local school boards, town
    boards, state legislatures, and governors

    have more say in our lives than an 80- year-
    old confused man. Recent data has revealed

    that only approximately 15-27% of voters
    vote in the local elections that affect them
    the most. The lowest a presidential election
    on the other hand has received was 49%.
    The golden escalator, the stairs to the stage
    and the 80-year-old man are entertaining,

    but what actually matters? How many can-
    didates are debating in the upcoming Repub-
    lican primary or if children will be educated

    and not indoctrinated in schools? The shiny
    objects of the presidency, congress, and the
    like are the cream on top of the cake. The
    cake though first must be baked.
    Vues Master’s Note: My prediction is four
    more years of fraud and lies if it worked once
    it will work again. Then we get Kamela!

    Dear Vues Master:
    As we continue counting up and get closer
    to Shavous, we have reached the seventh
    Sephira of Malchus. But are seven Sephiras
    all there is? For those who say Keil Mistater

    during the Shalosh Seudas Zemiras, we dis-
    cover that there are another three Sephiras

    for a total of ten. Keil Mistater was composed
    by a kabbalist Avrohom Meemin which is
    the acronym of the various stanzas. In those
    stanzas, there are references to the standard

    Sephiras ie. Chesed, Gevura, Tiferes, Net-
    zach, Hoid, Yesoid and Malchus. Each of

    those symbolize steps in the elevation of
    spiritual growth of a person. In addition, he

    adds another three Sephiras – Keser, Choch-
    ma, and Bina. These three are more spiritual

    and a higher level then the standard seven
    which are more in the physical world. These
    are more hidden from us. So we should

    perhaps count to 100 days (10 squared) in-
    stead of our usual 49 days(7 squared). So

    why seven instead of ten? Typically, we
    think of the word Sephira as count. Well,
    we could also interpret the word Sephira as
    Spheres or the Heavenly bodies. The seven
    Sephiras we count could be a reference to the
    five planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter,
    Saturn – we could see with our eyes plus the
    Sun and Moon. Then the additional three
    Sephiras mentioned in Keil Mistater could
    be the three additional planets we can only
    see with a telescope: Uranus, Neptune and
    Pluto. Now what’s interesting is that the first
    emanation mentioned is Keser while the last

    one is Malchus. We can question that Ke-
    ser really should go next to Malchus. Why

    are they on the opposite ends? However,
    once we think of Sephiras as Spheres then it
    makes sense. Since a sphere is a round circle
    there is no beginning or end. Keser, which
    is spiritual, is next to the physical emanation
    of Malchus. But the three additional ones are
    hidden from us; so we don’t count on them.
    Speaking of Malchus, we have during that

    week Rosh Chodesh which could be trans-
    lated as a new head or King. The next day

    is the Yoim Hameyuchois which is called
    that because it gets it’s yechus between Rosh
    Chodesh and the Sheloshet Yemei Hagbalah.
    Malchus is usually transmitted via yechus
    from father to son. As for the next few days,

    we find in Megillas Esther that King Achash-
    verosh would do almost anything for Queen

    Esther. Esther, not very happy to be living

    with the non-Jewish King, was subtly try-
    ing to get him to convert to Judaism. That’s

    why he said he would do anything for her
    “ad chatzi hamalchus”. The reference is
    to half the week of Malchus which are the
    Sheloshet Yemei Hagbalah. He would not
    be mekabel the Torah. Coming full circle,
    we however will proudly be makabel mah
    sha’kimu l’osid.
    Vues Master’s Note: I see stars after trying
    to figure this out!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Meir and his wife were sound asleep one

    night, when they were awakened by the ring-
    ing of the telephone. The wife picked up the

    phone, listened for a moment, and then said
    to the caller “How should I know? It’s 30
    miles away.” After she hung up, Meir asked
    her “Who called?” “Some nutty woman,”
    his wife replied. “She wanted to know if the
    coast was clear.”
    Vues Master’s Note: Clearly the coast was
    full of booze!

    Dear Vues Master:

    The Alexander Rebbe zt”l is quoted as hav-
    ing said there were two groups at the levaya

    of Boaz, one saying to look at the lifetime
    of צדקות and even he was נכשל at the end
    by marrying a Moabite. The second group
    says to note the Hashgacha that he was kept
    alive to a very ripe old age in order to marry
    Rus and bring forth the progeny that would
    result in Dovid Hamelech and Moshiach.
    Who was right? Said the Rebbe, We cannot
    use the Hashgacha to interpret the Halacha,

    what we must do is use the Halacha to in-
    terpret the Hashgacha and as the Beis Din

    of Shmuel decided “מואבי and not מואבית “
    then we understand that Hashgacha kept

    Boaz alive to fulfill that Mitzvah and linkage
    to Moshiach.
    Vues Master’s Note: It’s all how you look at

    Dear Vues Master:

    “Someone asked Reb Shlome Miller a ques-
    tion and he answered to the שואל) question-
    er) to be meikel. The person that asked the

    question wasn’t satisfied with the answer.
    He felt that to be machmir (stringent) would
    be more appropriate. He tried to convince
    Reb Shlome Miller to change his mind and
    agree to be machmir. Reb Shlome Miller told
    him, “(טוב (אלמוני פלוני because he wanted
    to be machmir not to marry Rus missed the
    opportunity of becoming the grandfather of
    Dovid Hamelech and Melech HaMoshiach.
    There are times when being stringent is not
    the most appropriate thing to do.”

    Vues Master’s Note: Machmir Dos un Mach-
    mir dat! No kutz to be machmir!

    Dear Vues Master:

    Granted I am not a youngster but I am hav-
    ing trouble reading your paper and quite

    a few of the advertisements. Dark back-
    grounds and tiny print makes it very hard

    to read. I realize you don’t have control of
    the advertisements but if they can’t be read

    what good are they? I understand all the vol-
    unteers like to see their names in print but I

    am more concerned when the hashgacha is
    next to impossible to read. Can something be
    done about this? I’m sure I’m not the only
    one. Thank you
    E.S. W.
    Vues Master’s Note: I had a very hard time
    reading your letter!

    Dear Vues Master:

    There was an outstanding chazan in Pono-
    vitz, whose מארצנו גלינו חטאינו ומפני was

    so moving and powerful that his voice was
    compared to the voice of the Kohen Gadol.

    When he passed away, his position was in-
    herited by his son, who unfortunately did

    not inherit his father’s voice. One of the

    מתפללים observed that his חטאנו מפני is in-
    deed his father’s, but his יכולים אנחנו ואין is

    all his own.
    Vues Master’s Note: I can’t stop laughing!

    Dear Vues Master:
    A man came to a Rav and said he wants a
    get. “For the past three years,” he said, “my
    wife has been throwing dishes at me.” “If

    she’s been doing it for three years, why are
    you coming to me for a get now?” the Rav
    asked. “Her aim has gotten better,” the man
    Vues Master’s Note: I say stay married til
    her aim is 100 percent then you wont need
    a get anymore!

    Dear Vues Master:
    It’s not easy for a politician to criticize a
    popular ex-president from his own party.
    That’s why it is significant that President
    Joe Biden this week strongly criticized the
    refusal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
    to bomb the railways leading to Auschwitz

    in 1944. Biden has spoken of his admira-
    tion for FDR’s leadership during the De-
    pression and World War II; but it’s impor-
    tant to be equally frank about a president’s

    failures. President Biden spoke on May 16

    at a White House event celebrating Jew-
    ish American Heritage Month. He said he

    first learned about the Holocaust when his
    father, a World War II veteran, spoke at the
    dinner table “about how outraged he was
    about why we didn’t bomb the railroad
    tracks into the concentration camps, why

    we didn’t let the ship in with Jewish [refu-
    gees], and he talked about the need to make

    sure every generation understood.” As a
    result, Biden later took his own children to

    visit the former site of the Dachau concen-
    tration camp. “I want[ed] them to see how

    no one could pretend they didn’t know,”
    the president explained. “I wanted them to
    bear witness to the perils of indifference.”
    Biden is not the first president to publicly
    acknowledge FDR’s abandonment of the
    Jews. At the opening of the U.S. Holocaust
    Memorial Museum, on April 22, 1993,
    President Bill Clinton said that even after
    America’s “awareness of [Nazi] crimes
    grew into indisputable facts, far too little
    was done” to help the Jews. “Before the
    war even started,” Clinton emphasized,
    “doors to liberty were shut and even after
    the United States and the Allies attacked
    Germany, rail lines in the camps within
    miles of militarily significant targets were
    left undisturbed.” President George W.
    Bush, viewing an aerial reconnaissance
    photo of Auschwitz at Yad Vashem on
    January 11, 2008, remarked, “We should
    have bombed it.” And President Barack

    Obama said on April 23, 2012, that the Na-
    zis were able to carry out the Holocaust in

    part “because so many others stood silent.”
    In the spring of 1944, American Jewish

    organizations received definitive informa-
    tion about Auschwitz and repeatedly urged

    Roosevelt administration officials to bomb
    the railway tracks and bridges over which

    hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews
    were being deported to the gas chambers.
    U.S. officials responded by bombing the

    railways because it would require “divert-
    ing” planes from elsewhere in Europe.

    Even when Jewish leaders pointed out that
    the same railways over which Jews were
    deported were also being used for German
    military purposes, they still received the

    same answer: No. Recently, some apolo-
    gists for FDR’s Holocaust record have ar-
    gued that there was no point in bombing the

    railways, because the Germans sometimes
    could repair railway lines fairly quickly.

    That Monday-morning-quarterback ex-
    cuse ignores two crucial facts: the bridges

    along the railway routes were much more
    difficult to repair; and even though railroad
    tracks were sometimes repairable, that did
    not stop the Allies from making railways
    prime targets in their air war against the
    Germans. No less than 32% of the bomb

    tonnage utilized in the Allies’ entire strate-
    gic air campaign in Europe was devoted to

    attacking railway routes. The impact was
    significant. The Nazis were compelled to
    divert tens of thousands of laborers from
    military construction in order to repair

    damaged railroads. Trains carrying mili-
    tary supplies were stranded, and war ma-
    terials remained in warehouses because

    there was no way to get them to the front.
    Hitler’s Ardennes offensive (better known
    as the Battle of the Bulge) was repeatedly
    postponed because the damage inflicted

    on transportation routes prevented resup-
    plying German troops there. The bombing

    of rail marshaling yards destroyed freight
    cars, locomotives, and military goods
    awaiting shipment. The Allies’ destruction
    of rail centers, bridges, and railroad cars in
    Germany’s key coal-producing region, the
    Ruhr, drastically reduced coal production

    and stockpiles, which in turn crippled oth-
    er industries. The U.S. government’s Stra-
    tegic Bombing Survey found the destruc-
    tion of the transportation routes “was the

    most important single cause of Germany’s
    ultimate economic collapse.” The fact that
    American bombers were already attacking
    railways throughout Europe makes it clear

    why President Biden’s father was so “out-
    raged” over the question of “why we didn’t

    bomb the railroad tracks into the concen-
    tration camps.” The heart of the problem

    was that the Roosevelt administration was

    committed to the principle that military re-
    sources should never be used to assist Jew-
    ish refugees. President Biden, by contrast,

    appears to embrace the principle that the
    U.S. should use its military power to save

    lives when it can: recall that the Obama-
    Biden administration bombed Libya when

    Muammar Qadaffi was preparing to mas-
    sacre civilian in 2011, and sent U.S. planes

    to break the ISIS siege of the Yazidi refu-
    gees in the mountains of Iraq in 2014. With

    his remarks this week, President Biden in
    effect reaffirmed that he is determined not
    to repeat Roosevelt’s mistakes.
    Vues Master’s Note: I think Biden has any
    idea of what he’s doing anymore! It’s all
    done by his handlers!

    Dear Vues Master:

    A little boy went to the mall with his moth-
    er. She went to buy clothes, but he kept

    nagging that he wanted a toy. “Not today,”
    she told him. But he wouldn’t take no for
    an answer. Notwithstanding his crying and
    screaming, she refused to take him to the
    toy store. “You’re the worst woman in the
    world,” he cried. “I’ve never met anyone
    more horrible.” Bending down to his level,
    she looked him straight in the eye and said:
    “One day you’ll get married and you will. I
    promise you, you will.”
    Vues Master’s Note: A Lesson on Shalom

    Dear Vues Master:
    A man was married to a wonderful wife
    named Chaya. Sadly, she passed away. The
    man remarried. His new wife, Beracha,
    made his life גהינום in this world. He said:
    “עולם של רבונו, what have you done? First,
    you gave me Chaya and brought Beracha
    into my home. Now, you gave me Beracha
    and brought a Chaya into my home.”
    Vues Master’s Note: I would rather read
    about a Tale of Two Cities!

    Dear Vues Master:
    The Wealth of Torah! My father Z”l was
    driving his Rosh Hayeshiva, Moreinu
    Horav Yisroel Zev Gustman ZTL, Rosh
    Hayeshiva Netzach Yisroel Kuntras

    Hashuirim, past the World Trade Cen-
    ter buildings. He commented; “if Yid-
    den would only know the Ashiris-wealth

    that’s in this small tosphos that I’m learn-
    ing now, they would run from the bin-
    yanim-buildings to go learn Torah “! He

    once told me; “Save the politics for the
    old men on the street corner”! Wow!The
    Chofetz Chaim stood up for Rav Gustman
    even though he was very young at the
    age of 21 when he served on Rav Chaim
    Ozer’s Beis din in Ramayles Vilna. He
    was Rav Chaim Schmulevits chavrusa
    and learned with Rav Shmuel Rozovsky
    by Rav Shimon Shkap. Yhei Zichronum
    Vues Master’s Note: Nice to hear from our
    Gedolim! Thanks for sharing!

    Dear Vues Master
    Last week you had an article in the Jewish
    Vues about Yeshivas and Bais Yaakov’s

    in Brooklyn having reached an unprece-
    dented consensus to begin the 2023-2024

    school year around the start of Elul, rather
    than with the secular start date of Labor
    Day. Torah UMesorah also requested that
    “other communities consider joining this
    movement and working together on this
    important chinuch issue.” Why are they
    doing that? What about all the businesses
    upstate that open up just for 10 weeks a
    year? Are they supposed to close 2 weeks
    Vues Masters Note: They want children to
    learn about the Yom Tovim. Clearly they
    don’t care about summer businesses.

    Dear Vues Master
    I heard that the grocery Mountain Food in

    Monticello is going to be huge this sum-
    mer! They took down the old building and

    put up a brand new state of the art building
    & will have parking supposedly for over

    200 cars. It’s amazing how businesses up-
    state do so well when they are open only ten

    weeks a year.
    Vues Masters Note: It’s going to be a great
    summer upstate this year! There are more
    people living upstate all year round now
    than ever before!

    Dear Vues Master:
    When חריף אייזל רבי was asked why the
    חזן begins with עד שוכן, rather than at the

    beginning of the תפילה, he replied: “Be-
    cause chazzanim have a reputation of being

    שוטים. And a שוטה is
    “.נכנס באמצע דבריהם של אחרים
    Vues Master’s Note: Sad, but the truth. The
    letters of the word chazzan are chazanim
    zeinen naaronim!