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    Dear Vues Master:
    L’Chaim Airlines announces boarding for flight 5784. Your
    luggage should contain only the best memories of 5783 The bad
    or sad moments should be deposited in the nearest dustbin.. The
    duration of this flight will be 12 months. So adjust your seatbelt
    comfortably and the next refuelling will be shortly at the scales
    of Yom Kippur with Love, Joy, Kindness, Humility, Patience
    Self Mastery, Harmony, Wellness, Peace and Spiritual Study
    with Faith and Hope.
    During the flight the Captain offers you the following menu:
    *A cocktail of abundant health.
    *An appetizer of prosperity.
    *A bowl of excellent news.
    *A salad of Success,
    *A main course of peace. *A cake of Happiness,
    *and most importantly desserts from “Emuna” and “Faith”
    All accompanied by bursts of smiles… Upon starting your
    journey please allow yourself to thank the people who made
    your 5783 beautiful and your Captain, Hashem for lovingly
    directing your flight. Wishing you and your family a Happy
    Journey aboard Flight 5784… May this year the great pilot of
    your journey be HASHEM who will with great love and faith
    pilot your flight safely. Happy 5784!!!! L’Shana Tova
    Vues Master’s Note: Cute and clever, a rare combination.

    Dear Vues Master:
    My favorite Yom Tov is Rosh Hashana. Most people I know
    love Sukkos & Pesach. Some love Chanukah & Purim. Don’t
    get me wrong, I love them all. I just love Rosh Hashana the
    most. I get a chance to daven, eat & spend time with my family
    more than any of the other Yom Tovim.
    Vues Master’s Note: I guess you will have a happy new year!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Inflation is crazy these days. I just went to get a haircut this past
    weekend & my barber raised his price from $15 to $24. Is that
    insane or what? Milk is up, gas is up, poultry is up. Everywhere
    you go these days, it seems like businesses are raising their
    Vues Master’s Note: I heard the price of helium is so high that
    the balloons are not within reach anymore! Just wait for the

    Dear Vues Master
    I am typically a generous tipper when I go out to eat in a

    restaurant. According to a recent report in the Wall Street
    Journal, numerous companies – including airports, bakeries,
    coffee shops and sports stadiums – have introduced self-serve
    tipping options, despite patrons having zero interactions with an
    employee. The tip is of course optional, but as anyone who has
    encountered them can attest, they leave you feeling guilty if you
    choose not to tip. Isn’t that chutzpa? Everything is so expensive
    these days. Now they want us to give a tip when no one did
    anything for you. What is this world coming to?
    Vues Master’s Note: Businesses are struggling these days & are
    trying to get anything they can off the consumer. It’s sad!

    Dear Vues Master
    I find it crazy that the cheapest bouquet of flowers on my corner
    is now $15. Just a year ago I was able to purchase a 5 rose
    bouquet for $5. Why is it now three times more than what I paid
    last year? I usually buy flowers for my wife, mother, mother in
    law & grandmother for Yom Tov. This year it’s going to cost
    me over $100 for the 4 nice bouquets. I think I’m going to have
    to cut out my mother in law out this year!!
    Vues Master’s Note: Picking on the shviger is risky business!

    Dear Vues Master:
    My son just informed me that he wants to stay in Eretz Yisrael
    next year to learn for a third year. I’m having a very hard time
    with that. I want him to go to college & get a degree & move
    on with his life. I don’t think he wants to go into chinuch & I’m
    pretty sure he’s not learning in the Beis Medrash full time. What
    should I do?
    Vues Master’s Note: Nothing! He probably won’t listen to you.
    So let him figure it out!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Rav Yoel Gold relates a story. One Friday in late August, Rabbi
    Shlomo Adelman sat in his office, which was unusual. As a high
    school principal, this was his busy season. School was starting
    the next week, and he had spent the entire day walking the
    hallways, running through administrative procedures, checking
    in on teachers, and signing for deliveries. He had just sat down
    behind his desk for the first time in hours when the phone rang.
    “Is this the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County?” It was the
    voice of a teenage boy, no older than 15. He introduced himself
    as Daniel and explained that he had just started tenth grade at a
    public school in Queens, but what he really wanted was to go to
    Yeshivah. “My mother can’t afford it,” he said, “but there has to
    be a way to work something out, right? There has to be!” Rabbi

    Adelman talked to the boy for a few minutes to
    gauge his sincerity. For a young teenager, Daniel
    showed an unexpected passion for Yiddishkeit
    and a maturity beyond his years. Then he put
    his mother on the phone to plead his case. “He’s
    been talking about Yeshivah nonstop,” she said
    helplessly. “I’m not sure why he wants to go,
    but I’ve always stood behind him 100 percent in
    whatever he wants to do, and I can’t do it this time.
    I just can’t afford private schooling. I can pay for
    his transportation from Queens to Uniondale,
    but that’s about it.” It wasn’t the first time Rabbi
    Adelman had encountered a public school student
    considering HANC. HANC’s parent body runs
    the gamut from right-wing Modern Orthodox
    to irreligious. Since public school is free, new
    HANC parents are usually shocked by the cost
    of private school tuition. HANC awards generous
    scholarships, often reducing the usual rate by
    more than half, but sometimes families are not
    motivated to pay thousands of dollars when they
    can send their children to public school for free.
    With 10 to 15 former public school students
    enrolled in HANC each year, that’s a budgetary
    shortfall that has to be made up somehow. A group
    of HANC Rebbeim have dedicated themselves
    to doing just that— raising tens of thousands of
    dollars each year to keep their students out of
    public school. But the money they raise fills the
    gaps. They aren’t expected to raise the entirety of
    a student’s tuition. And Daniel’s mother couldn’t
    pay anything at all. Rabbi Adelman called one
    of the fundraising Rebbeim and related Daniel’s
    story. “How do you want to handle this?” The
    Rebbe said, “Have the boy call me to explain
    the situation. I want to hear it straight from him.”
    Rabbi Adelman called Daniel and gave him the
    Rebbe’s number. Ten minutes later, his phone
    rang. “This kid belongs in Yeshivah,” the Rebbe
    said. “I will guarantee that his tuition is raised.
    Let’s make it happen.” HANC set Daniel’s tuition
    rate. The team of Rebbeim worked tirelessly
    to raise the amount needed, and when HANC
    opened the following week, Daniel was a student.
    Daniel took to Yeshivah like a fish to water. He
    was placed in remedial classes and worked hard
    to get out of them. By midyear, due to the devoted
    Rebbeim of HANC, it was hard to tell that he
    had ever been in public school. Rabbi Adelman
    and the Rebbeim of the fundraising team beamed
    with Nachas as they watched him thrive. The next
    summer, just a few days before Daniel’s first day
    of eleventh grade, Rabbi Adelman got a call from
    his mother. “Hi, Rabbi Adelman. Thank you so
    much for everything you did for Daniel this past
    year, but I just want to let you know that it won’t
    be necessary anymore.” “Is everything okay?”
    Rabbi Adelman asked, expecting the worst. “Yes,
    everything’s fine. We’ve found a sponsor who
    will pay his tuition!” Rabbi Adelman almost
    dropped the phone. The next day, there was
    another surprising call from a well-known Jewish
    philanthropist, Rabbi Hyman Arbesfeld. He told
    Rabbi Adelman that he planned to pay Daniel’s
    eleventh grade tuition, and the next year’s as well,
    and that he also wanted to make a significant
    donation to the school. “That’s incredible, but
    why?” Rabbi Adelman asked. “I’m currently
    in recovery from open-heart surgery,” Rabbi

    Arbesfeld said. “A double bypass. When I had
    the heart attack, I thought I was going to die. I
    said Viduy. It was terrifying. But with the help
    of Hashem, the doctors were able to save my
    life. After a week in the hospital, I was release
    to recover at home, so I hired a nurse to care for
    me over the next few weeks. On her first day,
    we made conversation. She was a single mother
    with a son going into eleventh grade. The nurse
    boasted that her son was enrolled in Yeshivah,
    getting the Jewish education she’d never gotten,
    and he was loving every minute of it. The school
    was lovely, very accommodating, and the teachers
    were amazing, and they had personally raised his
    tuition. I was stunned. On the spot, I told her,
    ‘First of all, those Rabbis are never going to pay
    your son’s tuition again. I will. Second of all,
    please give me the principal’s phone number. I’d
    like to speak with him.’” Rabbi Adelman was
    momentarily speechless. When he regained his
    voice, he asked, “I know you’re a Ba’al Tzedakah,
    but what was it about this story that made you take
    action like that?” Rabbi Arbesfeld grew somber.
    He said, “Several years ago, my sister Shirley
    was terminally ill. She knew she was dying.
    Throughout her life she had been passionate about
    Kiruv, but she felt strongly that campus outreach
    and adult programs were too little, and too late.
    Since she never married and had no children, she
    appointed me the executor of her estate, and asked
    me to ensure that the bulk of her money would
    go to organizations that promote Kiruv among
    school-age children. I did some research but never
    found a place like that, until I had a heart attack.
    I was literally minutes from death. Hashem gave
    me a new lease on life, and the first person I saw
    after surgery, besides my family, was this woman
    whose son was seeking a Jewish education. It’s
    like I was brought back from death to help him!”
    Vues Master’s Note: Wow! I got no funny remarks
    here. What an inspiring story! Thanks for
    Dear Vues Master:
    Shlomo and Miriam, an elderly widower and
    widow, had been dating for three years when
    Shlomo finally decided to ask Miriam to marry
    him. She immediately said “Yes.” The next
    morning, when he awoke, Shlomo couldn’t
    remember what her answer was. “Was she
    happy? Did she say yes?” After an anxious hour
    trying to remember, he picked up the phone
    and called Miriam. Embarrassed, he admitted
    that he didn’t recall her answer to his proposal.
    “Oh,” said Miriam, “I’m so glad you called.
    I remembered saying “yes” to someone, but I
    couldn’t remember who it was.”
    Vues Master’s Note: It’s a good thing I still have
    my memory. Now what was I going to say?

    Dear Vues Master:
    The insecure owner of a small company
    complained during a staff meeting that people
    didn’t give him proper respect. To change the
    attitude in the office, he came in the next day with
    a sign for his office. It said: “I am the boss.” One
    of the employees stuck a Post-It note on the sign

    that said “Your wife wants her sign back!”
    Vues Master’s Note: Written like a true boss!

    Dear Vues Master:
    I can’t wait for a new store to open in Flatbush
    called “That Coffee Spot”. I believe it’s owned
    by the same people that own the store next to it
    called “That Sushi Spot”. There will finally be
    a store in the area that will have Chol Yisrael
    products and people will not have to go to Dunkin
    Donuts & Starbucks.
    Vues Master’s Note: Can’t wait to get some more
    caffeine in me!

    Dear Vues Master
    I gotta be honest, I don’t get it. This shofar
    thing, the ram’s horn that we blow throughout
    the month leading to the Yomim Noraim and on
    Rosh Hashanah, it’s just so hard for me to wrap
    my head around it. Here’s the thing. I’ve spent
    44 years listening to the sound of the shofar and
    I always get emotional as soon as I hear it, but
    why? What is the shofar and why do we blow it
    to make the sound of a cry? A few years ago, I
    heard something beautiful from my Rabbi, Rabbi
    Rosner. There are countless explanations given,
    but I really loved this one. It resonated with me
    deeply. As always, it starts with an analogy. There
    is a kid who causes a lot of trouble in school.
    He’s mean to the other kids, he bullies them,
    he is disrespectful to the teachers, and he’s just
    overall a bad student and a trouble maker. One
    day he comes home from school after being
    particularly naughty that day. He comes home
    and his parents are disappointed, to say the least.
    Since his behavior caused tension in the house,
    his siblings are also mad at him. The child just
    feels like he has no way out of this situation. He’s
    caused too much damage. He proceeds to go
    upstairs to his room and slams the door shut right
    on his finger!! He screams at the top of his lungs
    from the intense pain. His parents come running
    up asking what happened. He shows them his
    finger and they are instantly compassionate,
    empathetic, and loving. What changed? Five
    minutes ago, everyone was yelling at him and
    seemed to be super angry at him, and rightfully
    so. Now all of a sudden everyone is taking care
    of him, is feeling bad for him, and seems to be on
    his side, with all the anger disappearing. They just
    couldn’t help themselves. They couldn’t remain
    angry as he yells from pain. We are the child. The
    yell is the shofar. The kid’s parents and siblings
    represent God in this analogy. All year round, we
    do things we might not be proud of. Comes the
    month of Elul and the period of repentance and
    we just feel lost. I know I do. We don’t deserve
    His forgiveness and He agrees. He might have
    had enough with our behavior and He might be
    ready to unleash the appropriate punishment on
    us. We have no way out. Then the shofar sounds.
    We are yelling up to the heavens to have mercy
    like a father/ mother has to a son. We are in
    excruciating pain and while we don’t deserve
    any mercy, we are begging Him to put aside his
    anger and disappointment and to listen to our cry,
    the shofar. Sure enough, G-D can’t help Himself.

    We are his children and when we cry out to
    Him, He can’t help Himself, and all the anger
    and disappointment disappears. That is what
    we hope for and pray about on Rosh Hashanah.
    That is why we blow the shofar and that is really
    the only way we can even have the audacity to
    stand before Him and ask for forgiveness. Not
    because we deserve it, we recognize we were
    terrible students throughout the year but we
    scream to the heavens in the hopes that He can
    find mercy in His “heart” and forgive us like a
    parent forgives their child. I really loved this
    analogy so much, maybe because my dad blew
    the shofar in America for decades and my brother,
    Ari followed in his footsteps and blew the shofar
    for his kehillah for years. The shofar is part of my
    DNA and this analogy really puts it in perspective
    for me. I’d love to hear other takes on this strange
    Torah commandment but this one really hit home
    for me.
    Hillel Fuld
    Vues Masters Note: Thanks for sharing! Really

    Dear Vues Master:
    The newlyweds were going home by horse and
    wagon. Suddenly, the horse bolted and frightened
    the couple. The husband got down from the
    wagon, looked the horse in the eye, and said
    “That’s one!” They went a little further and the
    horse did it again. The husband got down from
    the wagon, looked the horse in the eye and said
    “That’s two!” The third time it happened, he got
    down from the wagon, pulled out his gun and
    shot the horse in the head. Horrified, his bride
    said “What did you do? How are we going to get
    home?” He looked her in the eye and said “That’s
    Vues Master’s Note: Oh! My Gosh!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Raise your eyes and look about: Your sons shall
    be brought from afar, and your daughters will
    be waiting on their side. – Yeshaya 60:4 In the
    Haftorah of Ki Savo, Yeshaya HaNavi proclaims
    that in the times of Moshiach, Klal Yisroel will
    gather in the holy city of Yerushalayim, where,
    “Your sons shall be brought from afar, and your
    daughters will be waiting on their side.” The
    question is why the Navi split up the men and
    women. In fact, right before these words, Yeshaya
    states; “They will all [Klal Yisroel] gather and
    come to you [Hashem]…” So, if all of Klal Yisroel
    will come before Hashem, then there shouldn’t
    be a need for the Navi to specify again that men
    and women will come. The Ben Ish Chai quotes
    the medrash which tells the story of Shlomo
    HaMelech who once had a conversation with a
    bird, who insisted that there are more women in
    the world than men. The king disagreed and after
    acknowledging that the bird was right, the bird
    explained that although physically there might
    not be more women than men, when a woman
    rules over a man telling him exactly what to do
    and how to do it, the man becomes akin to a
    woman and is thus counted as one. The Ben Ish
    Chai explains that men and women have their
    own purposes and responsibilities in life and a

    man cannot fulfill a woman’s responsibility
    and vise-a-versa. So, although Yeshaya HaNavi
    already stated that all Klal Yisroel will gather
    before HaShem, it was still important for him to
    stress that each gender will arrive with their own
    purpose and characteristics in their service to the
    Almighty. – R’ Guttman from Ramat Shlomo
    Vues Master’s Note: We hope to greet Mashiach!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Ben Ish Chai asked this question over a hundred
    years ago and gave an academic answer that men
    and women are different. However, a practical
    and more important answer is revealed in our
    time. Is the cosmopolitan genders the straw that
    breaks the camel’s back? It may be based on the
    Ben Ish Chai and what it says in Shemos 23:7,
    “From a thing of falsehood keep far, and do not
    bring death on those who are innocent and in the
    right.” Bekhor Shor comments, “From a thing
    of falsehood keep far – put distance between
    yourself and those who speak lies and ‘do not
    bring death on those who are innocent and in the
    right’ because liars cause the killing of the ones
    in the right and of the innocent.” The haftorah
    and the verse from Shemos makes being on the
    wrong side of the fence sobering. Hopefully
    this will keep us away from gender confusion
    and wary of those who embrace it and it goes
    without saying not to vote for those who support
    it. Not only should one keep a distance from
    this but men and women must seek to become
    masculine and feminine respectively. Men need
    to lead the household and discipline the children.
    Women have to take hold of themselves and not
    turn their husbands into women. The Gen Z
    term for this phenomenon, of a man to woman,
    is called a simp. Simp is short for simpleton and
    refers to a man that acts like a woman with all
    the niceties. The Torah encapsulates this idea
    by referring to women as nashim daatan kalos
    and what it says in Pirkei Avos 1:5, “Yose ben
    Yochanan of Jerusalem used to say: Engage not
    in too much conversation with women. They
    said this with regard to one’s own wife, how
    much more [does the rule apply] with regard to
    another man’s wife. From here the Sages said: as
    long as a man engages in too much conversation
    with women, he causes evil to himself, he
    neglects the study of the Torah, and in the end he
    will inherit gehinnom.”
    Vues Master’s Note: Which line will you stand
    on? The one that listened to his wife?

    Dear Vues Master:
    It’s bad enough that the Biden administration
    has responded so weakly to Saudi Arabia’s
    massacres of African migrants. But now it
    turns out that U.S. officials have been covering
    up what they knew, and when they knew
    it. Last week, the New York Times reported
    that the administration has been aware, since
    last October, that Saudi Arabian border
    guards have slaughtered “hundreds, perhaps
    thousands” of unarmed African civilians. U.S.
    officials responded that they found out about
    it only in December. But now, in response

    to public pressure, the State Department has
    admitted that it actually knew about the killings
    months earlier—in the summer of 2022.
    The administration also now acknowledges
    that the U.S. has been training Saudi border
    security forces, although it claims the training
    was provided only to maritime guards, not
    the border guards who have been carrying
    out the killings. Human rights groups say
    the unarmed African migrants approached the
    Saudi border in the hope of finding work or
    receiving asylum from persecution; the Saudis
    responded with gunfire, mutilations, and sexual
    atrocities. What has the Biden administration
    done with the information? U.S. officials “asked
    Saudi Arabia to investigate the episodes,”
    the Times reports. “Saudi officials have not
    responded.” The murders do not meet the
    definition of genocide, but the administration’s
    initial cover up of just when it learned of the
    atrocities is painfully reminiscent of how the
    Roosevelt administration covered up its own
    suppression of information about the mass

    murder of Jews in Nazi Europe. That cover-
    up began after U.S. diplomats in Switzerland

    began forwarding information about the
    killings from Jewish activists in Switzerland
    to American Jewish leaders in late 1942 and
    early 1943, . The Roosevelt administration
    feared the information might lead to pressure
    for U.S. rescue action. So in February 1943,
    the State Department sent a cable, numbered
    354, to U.S. officials in Switzerland, ordering
    them to stop transmitting information “to
    private persons” in the United States. The cable
    specifically stated that it was in response to an
    earlier cable from Switzerland, numbered 482,
    which had contained details of Nazi atrocities.
    Ten months later, a Treasury Department
    official named Josiah E. DuBois, Jr. discovered
    what State had done. DuBois surreptitiously
    obtained copies of both 354 and 482. Because
    of the vague wording of 354—it mentioned
    the number 482 but didn’t quote its contents—
    the true purpose of 354 could be understood
    only by reading it in conjunction with 482.
    DuBois persuaded Treasury Secretary Henry
    Morgenthau, Jr. to ask for a copy of 354.
    Assistant Secretary of State Breckinridge
    Long didn’t want Morgenthau to see the full
    text of 354, because it would lead him to ask
    for 482. So Long tried to cover it up. He
    “deleted the cross-reference [in 354] to cable
    482,” Dubois later recalled. “It was an obvious,
    deliberate deception.” Without the reference
    to 482, “all it said was that messages such
    as those should no longer be sent—it didn’t
    mean anything.” DuBois’s expose of Long’s
    cover-up triggered an all-out conflict between
    Treasury and State. Morgenthau “once told
    me [that Long’s] deliberate attempt to deceive
    him…was the most shocking incident that he
    had ever experienced during his time in office,”
    DuBois said. As a result, Morgenthau in
    early 1944 summoned the wherewithal to
    directly confront President Roosevelt about
    State’s actions. FDR, already under mounting
    congressional and public pressure to take
    rescue action, realized that the growing scandal

    could hurt him in that year’s election. So the
    president quickly agreed to Morgenthau’s
    request to establish the War Refugee Board, a
    new U.S. agency devoted to rescuing refugees.
    It was late, it was little, and it faced an array of
    obstacles. FDR gave the new agency almost no
    funding—90% of its budget was supplied by
    private Jewish groups. The State Department
    and War Department rarely cooperated with
    the Board’s initiatives. Nonetheless, the Board
    undertook heroic efforts during the last fifteen
    months of the war, including its sponsorship
    of the life-saving work of Raoul Wallenberg.
    Altogether, the War Refugee Board played a
    major role in saving some 200,000 Jews from
    the Nazis. Louis Brandeis, in his famous
    essay advocating transparency, asserted that
    “sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants,”
    as a metaphor for exposing wrongdoing. Fear
    of “sunlight” forced President Roosevelt’s hand
    in 1944. Hopefully, the latest revelations about
    the State Department’s cover up concerning
    when it learned of the Saudis’ killings, will
    embarrass the Biden administration into
    putting meaningful pressure on Saudi Arabia to
    halt the massacres.
    Vues Master’s Note: Money talks!

    Dear Vues Master:
    A woman wrote we should not call ourselves
    2g’s, children of Holocaust survivors. I
    disagree. We Holocaust survivors’ children —
    who call ourselves second generation or 2G
    — are aware that except in history books, few
    epic tragedies seem to endure beyond the lives
    of the victims and perpetrators. Elie Wiesel,
    said he thought the survivors’ children were in
    a privileged position. ”I believe a person who
    listens to a witness becomes a witness,” he said
    in an interview. Survivors’ children such as I,
    have dedicated much of our lives to keeping
    their parents’ stories alive — by writing
    books, making films, even forming therapy
    groups. Calling ourselves 2nd generation
    Holocaust prolongs the need to remember
    the shoah . Yes, we are not the survivors,
    but hopefully we who are alive because they
    survived the Shoah, will use the term to keep
    the memory of the HOLOCAUST alive. from
    one generation to another. This Yom Kippur
    recite the kel moleh for those who perished
    in the Shoah.
    Vues Master’s Note: We should never forget!

    Dear Vues Master:
    The .תמה זכות אבות :states גמרא שבת נ“ה The
    אבות זכות has expired and we can no longer
    depend on it. Meforshim ask: Numerous times
    in davening we do claim אבות זכות ?
    (–אברהם אלוקי- (Harav Hagaon R. Shlomo
    Miller Shlita said that when ל“חז said
    אבות זכות תמה It lasts only for a certain
    number of generations it applies only to יחידים.
    Individuals living today have no אבות זכות
    anymore because our generation is too distant
    away from the אבות. However, this does not
    apply to the ציבור, since מתים ציבור אין. The

    ציבור of today is considered the same ציבור as
    the first generation. The ציבור of תורה מתן) or
    of any generation) is the same ציבור as of today.
    Therefore, the ציבור of today does have
    .זכות אבות
    Vues Master’s Note: May we live to see our Avos
    at Techiyas Hameisim!

    Dear Vues Master:
    A couple who had been married for many years
    was asked what was the secret of their success.
    The wife responded: “We go out to eat twice a
    week. He goes out on Mondays and I go out on
    Vues Master’s Note: I wonder if something like
    this would work?

    Dear Vues Master:
    Last year I wrote to you and told you that
    I love it when people go upstate and life in
    Brooklyn becomes a lot more peaceful and it’s
    easier to find parking. You claimed that when
    something goes missing we start to miss it
    but that was really faulty logic for this issue. I
    encourage everyone with upstate houses to do
    the average Joe a favor and STAY THERE ALL
    YEAR ROUND. It would greatly reduce real
    estate prices and make housing more affordable.
    Housing prices are only going up and forcing
    more and more people to flee Brooklyn. If you
    really love it upstate then stay Upstate!
    Vues Master’s Note: Be careful what you wish
    for. With all the migrants you might get your
    wish and live in a crime ridden neighborhood!

    Dear Vues Master:
    When a poor person asked for tzedakah, a man
    asked him why he wanted money. “Don’t you
    the” ,Yes?” “כסף אינו אלא אשפה that know
    poor man responded. “But, as tehillim says:
    “.אשרי הגבר אשר מילא אשפתו מהם
    Vues Master’s Note: As they say one man’s
    garbage is another man’s treasure!
    Dear Vues Master:
    In the last several years of the life of the Netziv,
    his grandson, סולוביציג חיים רב, served as the
    assistant to the Rosh Yeshiva. As a sign of חיבה,
    he would walk with top students with his hand
    on their shoulder. Seeing this, the נצ״יב, in a play
    on the words in today’s דף, remarked:
    “.ר׳חיים בצווארו – ויעסוק בתורה”
    Vues Master’s Note: I would get a stiff neck!