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    Dear Vues Master:
    Last night I participated in a Tefillah/Chizuk gathering at my
    shul. One Rav offered the following message which resonated
    with me. He said that while many people have been drafted
    to the army to defend Eretz Yisrael, in truth, we have all been
    called up. We just have to figure out which division we belong
    to. Are we among those driving tanks at the border of Gaza to
    protect our people, or are we in the Prayer division, focusing on
    the Koach of Tefillah? There are so many divisions, including
    the Ahavas Yisrael division, the Tzedaka division, and the Torah
    learning divisions, to name a few. I encourage each of us to
    identify the division in which we can be most useful during this
    difficult time. Wishing us all a smooth and successful week, and
    davening for the peace and safety of Am Yisrael.
    Vues Master’s Note: We all are part of a whole!

    Dear Vues Master
    This past Sunday, I took my son to the Atzeres for the war in
    Eretz Yisrael at Rabbi Landau’s shul in Flatbush. I just want
    to say how proud I am of the yidden that live here. We had all
    different types of yidden, ashkenaz, sefardi, modern Israeli,
    Yeshivish & chassidish & we all came together b’Achdus. I
    hope that we learn from this that when the war is over & I hope
    it’s over soon, we will continue to do things together!
    Vues Master’s Note: Amen!

    Dear Vues Master
    This past Motzei Shabbos I saw online the five thousand
    anti Israel protestors in Bayridge. It’s crazy to think that our
    neighbors in Brooklyn hate us so much. We are living in very
    scary times.
    Vues Master’s Note: Why are you surprised? The Holocaust was
    not that long ago! We all must daven, learn and have bitachon
    and Hakadosh Baruch Hu will take care of the rest.

    Dear Vues Master:
    We said Never Again. I said Never again. Why did I believe
    the Holocaust could never happen again? 1- The world would
    never stand by and allow that to happen. Well, there goes that
    theory. 2- We have social media today. They can’t hide it like
    the Nazis did. Um, yea, they live streamed the atrocities, and
    yet, see point 1. 3- No way any human can be as cruel as the
    Nazis were. Oh well, wrong again. There is now, we all know,

    one reason and one reason only that the Holocaust will never
    happen again. Three letters. Repeat after me. I D F The IDF
    won’t let a Holocaust happen and even that, the world has a
    problem with. Well, get over it. The IDF is here and the global
    community has shown its true colors. So stand down when the
    IDF does what it needs to do and eliminates the modern day
    Nazis, otherwise known as radical Islam, otherwise known as a
    huge pile of global . The irony of it all is that the world doesn’t
    even realize that they are taking a side that aims to come after
    them next.
    Hillel Fuld
    Vues Master’s Note: I say the only reason it will never happen is
    Hakadosh Baruch Hu! Enough with the Kochi Ve’Otzem Yadi.
    The IDF with the help of Hashem!

    Dear Vues Master
    I’m having a lot of anxiety. My daughter is in seminary in Eretz
    Yisrael & she refuses to come back to New York. I’m listening
    and watching everything online and I’m very worried. I have
    emunah but I think she is having a hard time with the war &
    needs some more family support. What should I do?
    Vues Master’s Note: I know that both OHEL & Chai Lifeline
    have people you and your daughter can speak to, to help out
    during this challenging & difficult time. All I could say is that
    we are not living in normal times & people should not judge
    each other. We should try to focus on good things & help each
    other out as much as possible.

    Dear Vues Master:
    The awkward question Israelis are asking each other post the
    Simchat Torah attacks and during the war is asked every day –
    “How are you doing?” Unlike most days, when “How are you
    doing?” is a perfunctory greeting, Israelis ask the question with
    meaning today. Israelis are genuinely concerned with how their
    family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers are managing under
    the stress of war. The question is an awkward one because no one
    knows how to properly answer the question. The standard, “Fine,
    thank you” doesn’t come across as genuine because no one is
    doing fine; The Israeli people are suffering loss and frustration.
    Most of all, the people of Israel are confused, unsure of what
    they should be feeling. The answer most commonly given is a
    shrug or an uncomfortable smile. One shouldn’t confuse Israeli
    feelings of loss and frustration with depression. The Israeli
    people are suffering pain over an unprecedented tragedy, but
    Israelis aren’t overwhelmed by that loss. Israelis are aware of

    waged against their people. Yet the depression
    that can handicap a nation into immobility hasn’t
    manifested itself among Israelis. A tour of Israel
    would demonstrate the exact opposite is true. The
    people of Israel have been galvanized into action
    and are experiencing a sense of unity not felt for
    decades in Israel. A drive down any highway
    and street in Israel finds banner and billboards
    proclaiming, “Together we will Succeed!”
    Juxtaposing Israel’s reaction after what is being
    called “Israel’s 9/11” with America’s actual
    September 11th attacks, one finds a remarkably
    different reaction. While America flew its flags
    at half-mast in public signs of mourning, Israelis
    immediately flew their flags high in support of
    the hundreds of thousands of soldiers called up
    for reserve duty to eliminate the threat facing
    the nation. Israeli soldiers, police, and first
    responders didn’t put black bands on their arms
    as a sign of mourning over fallen comrades. Israel
    hasn’t declared a day of mourning, and other than
    funerals and shiva houses, there haven’t been any
    public displays of bereavement at all. Hundreds
    of thousands of Israeli soldiers have answered
    the call to serve. While exact statistics aren’t
    publicly available, press reports have suggested
    a 130% call up response rate by Israeli reservists.
    This means that Israelis who have “aged-out” of
    serving, have official exemptions, or were out of
    the country, have volunteered to serve causing a
    surge of soldiers that have ballooned Israeli units
    to overwhelming levels. One report claimed that
    over 150,000 Israelis had returned from out of
    the country to serve in reserve units. Israelis are
    committed to turning this tragedy around and
    winning the war. Israelis aren’t just uniting in the
    military. Israeli civilians have roused themselves
    into service. From teenagers to senior citizens,
    Israelis from all over the country have begun
    volunteering and helping in the war effort. With
    hundreds of thousands of Israeli grandfathers,
    fathers, and husbands called to military service,
    mothers are carrying the burden of taking care of
    their children alone. Enter the teen brigades who
    babysit, clean, and help cook for these mothers –
    free of charge. These same teenagers took down
    tens of thousands of Sukkot after the festival
    when no one was able to take them down for the
    families. One of the most impressive scenes of
    Israeli unity and inspiration surround any army
    base or temporary encampment of reservists and
    active-duty soldiers. From hundreds of pizza

    boxes, tens of thousands of socks, or “laundry-
    brigades” of householders who take soldiers’

    clothes and wash them at home and return them
    to the soldiers, the Israeli people’s support of their
    soldiers has demonstrated the Israeli people’s
    pledge to always ensure their warriors are taken
    care of while they protect the people. Israelis
    aren’t depressed, they’re determined. When you
    hear Israelis talk about the war, they are resolute
    that no matter how bad it gets, and Israelis expect
    the situation to worsen, the Israel Defense Forces
    should not stop fighting until they have won a
    resounding victory against Hamas and the other
    Palestinian terror groups that participated in the
    attack and pose a continuous threat to Israel’s
    safety and security. Israelis will not give in to
    feelings of sorrow and gloom. There will be a

    time to mourn and introspect, but it is now time
    for war. Israelis are determined to win this war.
    Where does Israeli determination come from?
    The early Zionists who imagined a Jewish state
    did so during a time of rising antisemitism. They
    were motivated by the fear of what the next
    antisemitic persecution would do to the Jewish
    people. The pioneers who started the state of Israel
    did so from the ashes of the Holocaust and the
    fear of the next Holocaust from surrounding Arab
    armies. After 2,000 years of being the victims to
    more powerful forces the Jews couldn’t protect
    themselves from, Zionists decided to create a
    state where Jews would take charge of their
    own destiny, including their safety and security.
    Today’s Israelis are determined to make sure
    their country not only survives this tragedy but
    emerges victorious from a battle to vanquish its
    enemies. Many communities in Israel have added
    the recital of a chapter of Tehillim to the end of
    their communal prayers and then the following
    prayer, “ Our brothers and sisters; the whole
    house of Israel, who are in distress and captivity,
    who wander over sea and over land — may G-d
    have mercy on them, and bring them from distress
    to comfort, from darkness to light, from slavery
    to redemption, now, swiftly, and soon. And let
    us say: Amen.” With G-d’s providence and the
    Jewish people’s commitment and determination,
    the State of Israel and her people will experience
    Vues Master’s Note: Here we have a letter at least
    acknowledging Hashem! Bravo!!

    Dear Vues Master:
    We have a minhag to say the kapital Tehilim
    27 “L’Dovid Hashem Oiry Va’yishi” during the
    month of Elul and into Tishrei. Nisuch Sefard say
    it by Shachris and Mincha while Nisuch Ashkenaz
    say it by Shachris and Maariv. There is a remez
    for Rosh Hashanah by saying “zivchi teruah”.
    Some people say it till Hoshana Rabah, the end
    of Sukkos, since it mentions “ki yitzpeneinu
    b’sukkoi”. Some say it till after Shemini Atzeres
    because of s’feika d’yoima. Still others say it
    till after Simchas Torah which is really part of
    Shemini Atzeres and also the kapital mentions
    “shivti b’beis Hashem kol yemei chayoi” a remez
    for the learning of the Toirah or the Shivti song we
    sing by hakofas. It also says “Ashiru va’azamrah
    l’Hashem”. There are some that say the kapital
    till Chanuka because it mentions “Ma’oiz” – a
    remez to Ma’oiz Tzur Yeshuosi” and others till
    Purim since it says “al taaster punacha” to allude
    to Esther. The truth is though not many people
    keep saying it that long. However, this year it
    might be an inyan to keep saying it. The war with
    Hamas started on Simchas Toira and it’s almost
    eerie how this kapital alludes to it. ַ
    בִּקְרֹב עָלַי, מְרֵעִים– לֶאֱכֹל אֶת-בְּשָׂרִי:
    צָרַי וְאֹיְבַי לִי; הֵמָּה כָשְׁלוּ וְנָפָלו.ּ
    ג אִם-תַּחֲנֶה עָלַי, מַחֲנֶה– לֹא-יִירָא לִבִּי:
    אִם-תָּקוּם עָלַי, מִלְחָמָה– בְּזֹאת, אֲנִי בוֹטֵח
    . though war should rise up against me, even
    then will I be confident. And then further one it
    אַל-תִּתְּנֵנִי, בְּנֶפֶשׁ צָרָי: continues
    false for . כִּי קָמו-ּבִי עֵדֵי-שֶׁקֶר, וִיפֵחַ חָמָס

    witnesses are risen up against me, and such as
    breathe out violence. The false witnesses might
    be a reference to the fake news our enemies
    propagate such as that of the hospital bombing –
    blaming it on Israel. Finally it equates violence
    with Chamas. In the parsha of Noach, it has a
    similar allusion – “va’ha’uretz kulo Chamas”.
    Unkalos translates that to Chatufim. Chatufim
    means violent grabbing of hostages, for example.
    Our only hope is at the end of the kapital “kavei el
    Hashem”. So perhaps we should add this kapital
    27 to our daily Tehillim list. Be strong, and let our
    hearts take courage as we hope to Hashem.
    Vues Master’s Note: Thank You! I appreciate that
    there are some people who believe in Hashem!
    Only with pure belief in Hashem will we survive

    Dear Vues Master:
    A prominent liberal journal that spoke out against
    the Nazi genocide has published an article
    accusing Israel of genocide, justifying the Hamas
    pogrom, and denying the Jewish state’s right to
    exist. Irony? Tragedy? Perhaps both. In its
    October 9 issue, The Nation featured an essay
    by Mohammed R. Mhawish, a writer in Gaza,
    claiming that “Israel has been slowly killing all
    2.3 million people in Gaza for the past 16 years.”
    Raphael Lemkin, the Polish Jewish scholar who
    coined the term “genocide” in 1944, would
    have been surprised by this novel concept of a
    genocide which kills people so slowly that they
    do not actually die. The population growth rate of
    Gaza is more than 2% annually; by comparison,
    the U.S. rate is half of one percent. Mhawish also
    rationalized the Hamas massacres (or “resistance,”
    as he called them) on the grounds that “No people
    can be expected to endure the kind of oppression
    and discrimination that Palestinians face at the
    hands of the Israeli government forever without
    any kind of response.” The decision to print
    Mhawish’s article is consistent with the views of
    The Nation’s publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel.
    She responded to the Hamas massacres by
    retweeting commentary from Jeremy Corbyn and
    Ilhan Omar. On the fifth day of the war, Prof. Matt
    Schneirov of Duquesne University publicly asked
    vanden Heuvel on X (Twitter), “Any thoughts
    about the brutal murder of 1000 Jews in one day?”
    She replied by accusing Israel of “dispossession
    of Palestinians.” Founded in 1865, The Nation
    is America’s longest continuously-published
    political affairs weekly. During the Holocaust
    years, it was respected and influential, and it used
    its prominence to speak out, early and vigorously,
    for U.S. action to rescue Europe’s Jews. After
    the 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom in Germany, the
    journal called for admission to the U.S. of at least
    15,000 German Jewish refugee children. The
    Roosevelt administration’s refugee policy “is
    one which must sicken any person of ordinarily
    humane instinct,” editor-in-chief Freda Kirchwey
    wrote in 1940. “It is as if we were to examine
    laboriously the curriculum vitae of flood victims
    clinging to a piece of floating wreckage and

    finally to decide that no matter what their virtues,
    all but a few had better be allowed to drown.” In
    1941, the Roosevelt administration devised a new
    immigration regulation that barred the admission
    of anyone with close relatives in Europe, on
    the grounds that the Nazis might compel them
    to spy for Hitler by threatening their relatives.
    The Nation’s editors denounced that theory as
    “reckless and ridiculous.” Kirchwey blasted the
    espionage claim as “an excuse concocted by the
    [State Department]” to keep refugees out and “a
    good story with which to win popular support for
    a brutal and unjust restriction.” In early 1943, at
    the height of the Holocaust, a Kirchwey editorial
    denounced President Franklin Roosevelt’s
    response to the mass murder in particularly
    strong terms. “You and I and the President
    and the Congress and the State Department are
    accessories to the crime and share Hitler’s guilt,”
    she wrote. “If we had behaved like humane and
    generous people instead of complacent, cowardly
    ones, the two million Jews lying today in the earth
    of Poland and Hitler’s other crowded graveyards
    would be alive and safe. And other millions yet to
    die would have found sanctuary. We had it in our
    power to rescue this doomed people and we did
    not lift a hand to do it—or perhaps it would be
    fairer to say that we lifted just one cautious hand,
    encased in a tight-fitting glove of quotas and visas
    and affidavits, and a thick layer of prejudice.” In
    1944, Kirchwey authored a moving appeal for
    U.S. action against the deportation of Hungary’s
    Jews to Auschwitz. The millions of European
    Jews already killed were victims of both “Nazi
    ferocity and Allied indifference,” she wrote. “It
    is untrue to say that little could have been done,
    once the war was started, to save the Jews of
    Europe. Much could have been done. At most
    stages Hitler was willing to permit his Jewish
    victims to substitute migration for deportation
    and death. But the other countries refused to take
    in refugees in sufficient numbers to reduce by
    more than a fraction the roll of those destined to
    die.” The Roosevelt administration’s claims that
    it was impossible to rescue the Jews was just a
    flimsy excuse, Kirchwey emphasized. “[U.S.]
    troopships which have delivered their loads at
    Mediterranean ports could be diverted for a single
    errand of mercy. Transport planes returning from
    India or the Eastern Mediterranean could carry
    out of Hungary the 10,000 children to whom
    Sweden has offered shelter….The last opportunity
    to save half a million more lives cannot be treated
    as a matter of minor concern…[W]e must hurry,
    hurry!” The Nation has fallen from those days,
    not only in circulation (today it’s under 100,000
    and dropping) but, especially, in moral stature.
    For a magazine that once forthrightly spoke
    out against actual genocide to feature an article
    falsely accusing the Jews of genocide represents
    a new low.
    Rafael Madoff
    Vues Master’s Note: As usual your letters are
    right on target! As much as we are supposed to
    learn from History we find one thing consistent
    that we don’t learn from History and it repeats
    itself time and time again!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Make for your sake (licha) an ark of gofer
    wood. Make the ark into compartments and
    caulk the inside and outside with tar. – Berashis
    6:14 Did Noach’s three children help him make
    the ark; even though they were born after he
    was commanded? I say they helped because
    it would be a chillul Hashem (desecration of
    G-d’s name) not to. Imagine the righteous
    Noach working on the ark, to inspire people
    to repent, and his children aren’t helping!
    What would people think? Also, there is the
    obligation of chinuch (training your children) so
    it is understood he would guide them and keep
    them out of trouble. For those who argue that he
    was commanded, to the exclusion of everyone
    else, I would bring an argument from Adam and
    Chava. Just as Adam was commanded not to
    eat from the tree of knowledge yet we see she
    was likewise not supposed to eat from it as well;
    therefore, anything that is self understood G-d
    doesn’t have to be didactic about it. Another
    proof can be taken from Rashi’s comments on
    lech licha. He says the extraneous word licha
    (for your sake) means for your own benefit,
    for your own good: there I will make you a
    great nation whilst here you will not merit the
    privilege of having children. Just like licha
    means for your benefit so licha by Noach means
    for his benefit, it is a benefit for him that they
    help out and be negated.
    Vues Master’s Note: Oh my gosh! You still don’t
    give up!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Hamas has built “a labyrinth of tunnels under
    Gaza, as wide as a
    city,” CNN reported on October 14. The tunnels
    were used to facilitate the Hamas pogrom,
    and the 150 Israelis whom Hamas kidnapped
    probably are being held there. So how did
    Hamas acquire the cement, despite Israel’s
    blockade of such materials? Apparently
    Hamas had some help from former U.S.
    Mideast envoy Dennis Ross—according to
    Ross himself. Ross has been appearing as
    an expert commentator on major media outlets
    in recent days, including on NBC-TV’s “Meet
    the Press” on October 8, CNN’s “Amanpour
    and Company” on October 13, and Fox News
    on October 14, among others. Yet Ross did
    not think it was relevant to mention in any of
    those interviews that he himself pressured
    Israel to let Hamas obtain the cement—a role
    he admitted in a Washington Post op-ed on
    August 8, 2014. In the op-ed, Ross described
    how, as a U.S. envoy, he urged Israel to allow
    Hamas to import cement even though he knew,
    at the time, that Hamas had been using cement
    for military purposes. “At times,” he wrote
    in the Post, “I argued with Israeli leaders and
    security officials, telling them they needed to
    allow more construction materials, including
    cement, into Gaza so that housing, schools

    and basic infrastructure could be built. They
    countered that Hamas would misuse it, and
    they were right.” In the 1930s, Americans
    were divided about permitting U.S. exports to
    another terrorist regime, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi
    Germany. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
    maintained trade with the Nazis, arguing that the
    persecution of the Jews in Germany was none of
    America’s business. But Jewish organizations,
    and many other Americans, participated in a
    boycott of German goods. One noted supporter
    of the boycott was the mayor of New York City,
    Fiorello La Guardia. In 1935, the city’s Bridge
    Authority purchased five hundreds tons of sheet
    steel from Nazi Germany, in order to build the
    Triborough Bridge. La Guardia learned of the
    deal while bedridden at Mount Sinai Hospital
    after a painful attack of sciatica. But he did not
    let his illness deter from him intervening. In a
    telegram to Bridge Authority chairman Nathan
    Burkan, the mayor announced that he did not
    want that “damned steel” in his city. “The only
    commodity we can import from Hitlerland now
    is hatred,” La Guardia declared, “and we don’t
    want any in our country.” Technically, the
    Bridge Authority was an independent agency
    that did not require the mayor’s approval for
    its construction purchases, but the mayor found
    grounds to block the deal: he bore responsibility
    for New Yorkers’ safety, and he could not vouch
    for the reliability of Hitler’s steel. He wrote to
    Burkan: “I cannot be certain of its safety unless
    I first have every bit and piece of German made
    material tested before used.” He added, in
    German: “Verstehen Sie [Do you understand]
    ?” La Guardia took his share of heat for his
    one-man campaign against Hitler Germany.
    Six thousand German-Americans held a rally
    in New York City and pledged to vote him
    out of office. Nazi propaganda chief Joseph
    Goebbels threatened to bomb New York City.
    Secretary of State Cordell Hull complained that

    La Guardia’s actions were harming German-
    American relations. The mayor was not fazed.

    “I run the subways and [Hull] runs the State
    Department–except when I abrogate a treaty or
    something,” he declared in classic La Guardia
    style. One dissenter within the Roosevelt
    administration regarding Nazi Germany was the
    secretary of the interior, Harold Ickes. In late
    1937, President Roosevelt approved the sale of
    helium to power Germany’s Zeppelin airships,
    telling Congress it was “sound national policy”
    for the United States to be “a good neighbor” to
    Germany. After initially supporting the sale,
    Secretary Ickes reversed himself in the wake of
    Hitler’s annexation of Austria in March 1938.
    That aggression proved it would be dangerous
    to provide the Nazis with a gas that was “of
    military importance,” Ickes declared. News of
    the dispute leaked to the press. A number of
    members of Congress then publicly opposed
    the sale, and mail to the White House ran
    heavily against it as well. At a White House
    conference between Roosevelt, Ickes, and
    the administration’s legal experts in May, the
    solicitor general informed the president that the
    sale could not go forward without the interior

    secretary’s approval. But FDR refused to
    give up. At a cabinet session two days later,
    the president again pressed Ickes to support
    the sale; Roosevelt was backed by all but two
    of the cabinet members. (Labor Secretary
    Frances Perkins and Treasury Secretary Henry
    Morgenthau, Jr. said nothing). FDR suggested
    he could relieve Ickes of responsibility by
    giving him a letter stating it was Roosevelt’s
    “judgment, as Commander in Chief of the
    Army and Navy, that this helium was not of
    military importance.” Ickes still refused to
    budge. It’s a pity that statesmen of the caliber
    of La Guardia or Ickes weren’t around when
    Dennis Ross was urging Israel to let Hamas
    import cement. One suspects they would have
    offered very different counsel.
    Vues Master’s Note: Hamas needs to be put into
    wet cement and left to be buried in their tunnels!

    Dear Vues Master:
    A shadchan was friendly with a Rosh Yeshiva,
    who told him about a brilliant boy who would
    make a great catch but was having difficulty
    finding a שידוך because he came from a poor
    family. The shadchan contacted the boy’s
    mother and said that he has the perfect shidduch
    for her son: a wonderful girl from London. The
    mother said that she and her husband wanted
    someone local. “But, the girl is the daughter
    of the frum Rothschild heir,” he said. “Well
    in that case, of course we would consider it,”
    she responded. He then contacted Rothschild,
    who said his daughter wasn’t looking for a
    בחור ישיבה, no matter how brilliant he may
    be. “But,” the shadchan said, “he’s already a
    vice-president of the World Bank.” “Well in
    that case, you should arrange the shidduch,”
    Rothschild answered. Having persuaded the
    parents, the shadchan used his connections to
    arrange a meeting with the head of the World
    Bank. “I have a brilliant young man who would
    make a great vice-president at the bank,” he

    said. “Thanks, but we already have all the vice-
    presidents we need,” responded the banker.

    “But the young man is Rothschild’s future son-
    in-law,” said the shadchan. To which the banker

    replied: “Well, of course, we always have room
    for one more vice-president.”
    Vues Master’s Note: Fairy tales can come true,
    it could happen to you!

    Dear Vues Master:
    A thought that I had on last week’s parsha,
    Parshas Noach that I wanted to share. The Ohr
    Hachaim writes on pasuk (Bereishis 6:11):
    *חמס*: פירוש חמס הוא כללות הרשע בו גזל
    בו גילוי עריות בו שפיכות
    the :*Hamas *דמים בו עבודה זרה
    interpretation of Hamas is the totality of evil
    with stealing with immorality with murder
    with idolatry It was true then, and it is true now.
    Hamas is pure evil. Later in the Parsha (9:6) the
    שפך דם האדם- באדם דמו :says pasuk

    Whoever ישפך -כי בצלם ה‘- עשה את האדם
    sheds blood of man, by man shall that one’s
    blood be shed; For in the image of G-d was
    humankind made. Rashi writes ישפך דמו
    באדם: If there are witnesses, you kill him.
    Why? Because he has destroyed the image of
    G-d. Hamas broadcasted their despicable acts
    worldwide, and they made sure there were
    witnesses to the desecrating and destruction of
    the image of Hashem. The Torah says exactly
    what happens to them. Klal Yisroel should
    continue to daven, learn, do Chessed, and be
    united. IyH in that zchus, Hashem will wipe out
    Hamas from the world as He did before. Bring
    back those that are captured (Hashem is the
    אסורים מתיר (and we all will see the coming of
    Moshiach very soon.
    גוט שבת בשורות טובות
    B W
    Vues Master’s Note: Beautiful Shtikel Torah!:

    Dear Vues Master:
    There is a fairly new trend that stores, offices
    and even dental and doctor offices, have a
    scent dispersed in the air. These are harmful
    toxic substances that many people are allergic
    to and most people, even if they don’t realize
    it, are not tolerating it too well. We think it
    is normal to have headaches, strep, nausea,
    fatigue, asthma etc. on a regular basis but it
    is not. Even if it were healthy, the strength of
    these scents are very often overwhelming. It is
    unprofessional and very unpleasant. It should
    be in the background, like background music
    in a restaurant. Very often it can be smelled a
    block away and hits you in the face when you
    enter the establishment. When buying garments
    from such stores they continue smelling even
    through multiple washes. It is becoming
    increasingly difficult and impossible for many
    people to shop in our favorite local stores. We
    want to support you… please at least LOWER
    the setting! I understand that this is someone’s
    business… there are non toxic options out there.
    It would be great if he can take his business
    to the next level and upgrade to natural scents
    using essential oils. Not only are these safe,
    but they are actually beneficial. Doctors offices
    can use oils that promote relaxation. Stores oils
    that improve mood and schools and offices can
    use oils that help with energy and a clear mind.
    Thank you for everyone’s consideration. Let’s
    keep the business booming in our amazing
    Vues Master’s Note: Some of the perfumes
    people wear to shul make me cough!