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    Dear Vues Master:
    Is there a bracha someone should say when they
    hear the good news about the 2 hostages being
    rescued? When can one say the bracha? If one
    didn’t say a bracha & he just read this now, can he
    still say the bracha on the good news?
    Vues Master’s Note: Yeah Just say Baruch Hashem!
    Anytime you want!

    Dear Vues Master:
    How can Biden run for president again? He is
    clearly secenile. Even a bigger question is how can
    so many people vote for him?
    Vues Master’s Note: Nothing changed in the last
    four years!
    Dear Vues Master:
    Should men be wearing the dog tag necklaces for
    the hostages? I have no problem with the women
    wearing them but should men in America be
    wearing them?
    Vues Master’s Note: Last I checked I did not see
    any Rav or Rosh Yeshiva wearing them!

    Dear Vues Master:
    MASHAL:The Yid Hakadosh of P’shischa zt”l

    once said: “When I was a little boy, my aleph-
    beis teacher taught me a very important lesson.

    He showed me a little symbol and told me it was
    called a yud. The letter yud. From then on. I knew
    that the word Yud meant a Jew. “Sometime later,
    we came across two yudin written next to each
    other, in one word. I asked my teacher for an
    explanation, and he said, ‘That is Hashem’s name.’

    “Still later, I saw the symbol marking the end of a
    posuk, which looked to me like two yudin, one on
    top of the other. I asked my teacher if this, too, was
    Hashem’s name? He replied with something that
    changed my life forever. He explained that when
    the yudin are next to one another, on the same
    level, that is Shem Hashem, but if one is above the
    other, then it cannot be Hashem’s Name. “I learned
    from this that only when Yidden treat each other
    as equals – not putting oneself above others – can
    Hashem dwell amongst them. If a Jew cheats or
    undermines his friend, Hashem removes himself
    from amongst them and they are left on their own
    to fend for themselves!” NIMSHAL: Parshas
    Mishpatim is all about the laws of Bein Adam
    L’chavero, the laws about how one man must treat
    another. Chazal say (Avos 2:7), “The more charity,
    the more peace.” R’ Yisroel Belsky zt”l explained
    this Mishna as follows: When a person gives in
    to the claims of another and treats it as if he is
    giving charity, he is spreading peace in the world.
    In that merit, Hashem dwells amongst us and all
    the blessings of the world that follow are because
    of him. If we can only realize this when faced with
    a quarrel with another, we can be sure our reward
    is infinitely huge in the World to Come.
    Vues Master’s Note: Thanks for sharing!

    Dear Vues Master:
    The claim by Secretary of State Antony Blinken
    that Israel is “dehumanizing” the residents of Gaza
    is false and insulting. But it’s par for the course at
    Foggy Bottom. It may not be much consolation
    to the Israelis, but U.S. secretaries of state have
    been leveling unfair accusations against Israel,
    and sometimes against the Jewish people, for
    more than 75 years, regardless of whether Israel’s
    government leaned left or right. In 1948, Secretary
    of State George Marshall vigorously opposed

    the creation of Israel, implemented
    the U.S. embargo on weapons to the
    Jewish forces, and urged President
    Harry Truman not to recognize the new
    state. Marshall also promoted a plan
    to drastically reduce the size of Israel
    by tearing away the Negev. President
    Dwight D. Eisenhower’s secretary
    of state, John Foster Dulles, testified
    to a Senate committee in 1953 that
    Israel should stop seeking arms and
    start putting its trust “in the United
    Nations.” He also criticized the Israelis
    for striking at Arab terrorists in Gaza.
    At another point in his testimony,
    Secretary Dulles claimed that Israel’s
    fears of being destroyed were baseless.
    When asked if America’s strategic
    plans for the Mideast were adequate
    to prevent Israel’s annihilation,
    he replied that the U.S. could not
    “underwrite” such a promise. Dulles
    reiterated that the U.S. would not sell
    weapons to Israel, while defending the
    administration’s decision to send 18
    tanks to Saudi Arabia. He also justified
    the U.S. surrender to the Saudi leaders’
    demand that no Jewish soldiers be
    permitted to serve on American bases
    in Saudi Arabia. In a Mideast policy
    speech later that year, Secretary Dulles
    declared that Jerusalem should be ruled
    by “the world religious community,”
    instead of serving as Israel’s capital.
    He also challenged Israel’s identity,
    asserting that Israel “should become a
    part of the Near East community and
    cease to look upon itself…as alien to
    this community.” President Richard
    M. Nixon’s secretary of state, Henry
    Kissinger, had a disturbing agenda of
    his own. Kissinger advised Nixon in
    1973 that the persecution of Soviet
    Jewry was “not an American concern,”
    even “if they put Jews into gas
    chambers in the Soviet Union.” When
    Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin hesitated
    to make concessions that Egypt was
    demanding in 1975, Kissinger accused
    him of “bringing the world to the edge
    of war.” Kissinger also claimed that
    Rabin was “fomenting antisemitism,”
    and he denounced Rabin and other
    Israeli officials as “fools” and “common
    thugs.” According to Prof. Gil Troy’s
    book, Moynihan’s Moment, Kissinger
    once described Rabin with a vulgarity,

    a term similar to the obscenities that
    some U.S. officials reportedly have
    used concerning other Israeli leaders.
    Another secretary of state with a
    fondness for curse words—at least
    when Israel and Jews were the subject—
    was James Baker, who served under
    George H.W. Bush. When Housing
    Secretary Jack Kemp noted Jewish
    concerns about Baker’s pressure on
    Israel, the secretary of state infamously
    replied, “F— the Jews, they don’t
    vote for us anyway.” Kemp leaked the
    quote to former New York City mayor
    Ed Koch, who publicized it in his
    syndicated column. Other Baker gems
    reported in the press included mocking
    pro-Israel members of Congress as
    “the little Knesset,” and remarking,
    “Jews remember the Holocaust, but
    they forget insults as soon as they
    smell cash.” The pattern of secretaries
    of state taking shots at Israel crosses
    party lines. Cyrus Vance, secretary of
    state in a Democratic administration,
    criticized Israel’s use of U.S. fighter
    planes to strike terrorists in Lebanon
    in 1979. Alexander Haig, secretary of
    state in a Republican administration,
    lambasted Israel for bombing the Iraqi
    nuclear reactor in 1981. In 2003,
    Colin Powell, secretary of state under
    president George W. Bush, publicly
    accused Israel of inflicting “daily
    humiliations” on the Palestinian Arabs.
    His successor, Condoleeza Rice,
    said the Palestinian Arab war against

    Israel was similar to the African-
    American civil rights movement. She

    also compared the Holocaust-denying
    Palestinian Authority chairman,
    Mahmoud Abbas, to the Rev. Dr.
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Bill Clinton’s
    secretary of state, Madeleine Albright,
    was still chastising Israel long after she
    left office. Albright asserted on CNN in
    2014 that Israel had lost all its “moral
    authority” because it was “overdoing
    it” by carrying out “disproportionate”
    strikes on terrorists in Gaza. (That was
    the same Albright who said on “Sixty
    Minutes” in 1996 that even if sanctions
    against Iraq caused the deaths of half
    a million Iraqi children, responded,
    “We think the price is worth it.”) John
    Kerry, who served as secretary of
    state under Barack Obama, took his

    share of shots at Israel. In 2014, he
    publicly claimed that Israel was at risk
    of becoming “an apartheid state.” In
    2016, he indulged in disturbing moral
    equivalence by listing “settlement
    expansion” alongside “violence,
    terrorism, [and] incitement” as the
    reasons for the absence of Mideast
    peace. Ironically, the unfriendly
    remarks made about Israel by various
    secretaries of state do not seem to have
    impressed Palestinian Arab leaders. The

    official PA newspapers Al-Hayat Al-
    Jadida and Al-Ayyam have referred to

    Kissinger as “Henry the Jew”; derided
    Albright as “vulgar,” “insolent,” and
    “a snake”; denounced Powell as “a
    neo-Nazi agent”; and labeled Rice “the
    black widow” and “the black raven,”
    among other insults. One wonders what
    epithets they have in store for Blinken.
    The lesson for Israel? Blinken’s insult
    about “Israel dehumanizing Gazans”
    is consistent with what we have come
    to expect from the State Department.
    Many secretaries of state seem to have
    believed that coldness to Israel is part
    of the job description. But Israel has
    outlasted them all.
    Vues Master’s Note: Self hating Jews!

    Dear Vues Master:
    A big yasher koach for all the recent
    beautiful articles about the Mashgiach,
    Rav Matisyahu Solomon zt”l. I would
    like to bring to your readers’ attention
    something that the Mashgiach gave me
    permission to say in his name. I had
    showed him the Feldheim book for
    children by Mrs. Genendel Krohn titled
    “Honorable Mentschen” and asked for
    his opinion. He said, “It is written in a
    very down-to-earth manner. There is a
    lot that children can get from it.” May
    I suggest as a zechus l’ilui neshoma
    Rav Matisyahu Chaim zt”l to purchase
    and read this book together with your
    children. Tizku l’mitzvos,
    Vues Master’s Note: Thanks for the

    Dear Vues Master:
    A man’s life is less stressful than a

    woman’s. For instance, he knows that
    whatever he is wearing will remain in
    style for the rest of his life.
    Vues Master’s Note: But still women
    live longer?

    Dear Vues Master:
    Can people stop putting their fancy
    vacations on social media? There is
    a war going on in Israel & people are
    dying every day. I’m not saying people
    shouldn’t go on with their lives but
    why flaunt it when Klal Yisrael is going
    through a horrible time right now.
    Vues Master’s Note: What does it have
    to do with Israel? Even when times are
    good people should not show off on
    social media. There are those who can’t
    afford it!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Ya know, I was thinking about it over
    the weekend… So much talk about
    a potential world war erupting, but,
    if you actually think about it, we’re
    in one. Think about all the countries/
    entities involved in this war in one way
    or another.
    – Israel
    – Iran
    – The United States
    – Gaza
    – Judea and Samaria (what people call
    the West Bank)
    – Russia
    – China
    – Yemen
    – Jordan
    – Egypt
    – South Africa
    – Syria
    – Lebanon
    – UK
    – Germany
    – Ireland
    – Qatar
    – Saudi Arabia
    – Canada
    Did I forget someone? Of course, not
    all of these are involved militarily, but
    all of the above countries are involved
    in this war in one way or another. That
    looks like a world war to me. Tell me

    why I’m wrong.
    Hillel Fuld
    Vues Master’s Note: We are living in
    scary times!

    Dear Vues Master:
    A group of women came to visit Mrs.
    Silverstein, who was sick at home.
    When they got up to leave, they said:
    “We will pray for you.” She replied:
    “Thank you, but I can pray for myself.
    I’d prefer if you go to my kitchen and
    do the dishes.”

    Vues Master’s Note: Practical!
    Dear Vues Master:
    A man had 50 yard line tickets for
    the Super Bowl. As he sat down, he
    noticed that the seat next to him was
    empty. He asked the man on the other
    side of the empty seat whether anyone
    was sitting there. “No,” the man
    replied, “The seat is empty.” “That’s
    incredible,” said the first man. “Who in
    their right mind would have a seat like
    this for the Super Bowl, the biggest
    sporting event in the world and not use
    it?” The second man replied, “Well,
    actually, the seat belongs to me. I was
    supposed to come with my wife, but
    she passed away. This will be the first
    Super bowl we haven’t been together
    since we got married in 1967.” “Oh,
    I’m sorry to hear that. That’s terrible.
    But couldn’t you find someone else —
    a friend or relative, or even a neighbor
    to take the seat?” The man shook his
    head. “No, they’re all at the funeral.”
    Vues Master’s Note: It is a true story!
    Ask the blind man he saw it too!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Did you know that the beracha of
    אשר קדשנו בקדושתו של
    recited be can אהרן וצונו לאכול תרומה
    In? חוץ לארץ in only בזמן הזה
    Shulchan Aruch (Y.D. 322:5 it says
    ל“חו חלת since it is דרבנן, a kohen
    who went to the mikvah may eat it.
    The א“רמ adds that when he eats it he
    is required to make 2 ברכות a) המוציא

    מזונות or
    וצונו לאכול תרומה (b
    Vues Master’s Note: Cool trivia!

    Dear Vues Master:
    At the end of a job interview, the
    personnel officer asked a young
    engineer fresh out of school, “And
    what starting salary are you looking
    for?” The young man replied: “In the
    neighborhood of $150,000 a year,
    depending on the benefits package.”
    The interviewer said: “Well, what
    would you say to a package of 5
    weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays,
    full medical and dental, company
    matching retirement fund of up to 50%
    of salary, and a company car leased
    every two years?” The young man sat
    up straight and said: “Wow! Are you
    kidding?” And the interviewer replied:
    “Yeah, but you started it.”
    Vues Master’s Note: I guess that is
    why I get paid so much!

    Dear Vues Master:
    A Yemenite was asked why he was
    eating with his hands. “התימנים
    “.מסורת היא בידינו” ,said he” ,אנחנו
    Vues Master’s Note: Sounds fishy to
    me! That is why Chassidim eat fish
    with their hands!

    Dear Vues Master:
    A chosid went to his rebbie and asked
    that he give him a bracha for health.
    The rebbie said: “May you be a
    שוטה all of your life.” Surprised and
    offended, the Chosid asked why the
    rebbie would wish such a thing on
    him. The rebbie said: “Our chachamim
    Not” .שוטה אינו מרגיש said have
    understanding what the Rebbie
    meant, the chassid asked the gabbai to
    explain. The gabbai asked him: “Do
    you feel your liver?” The chassid of
    course answered no. He then asked:
    “Do you feel your spleen?” Of course,
    the answer was no. The gabbai then
    said: “You see, as long as you don’t
    feel them, you’re in good health. It’s

    like chazal say:
    “.שוטה אינו מרגיש
    Vues Master’s Note: It’s a bracha in

    Dear Vues Master:
    A very wealthy man had serious
    financial reverses, went bankrupt and
    lost everything, including all of his
    “friends.” He said: “This is a ראיה that
    .איוב לא היה ולא נברא אלא משל היה
    Because how is it possible
    that a person who lost all of his wealth,
    still remained with three friends?”
    Vues Master’s Note: With friends like
    these who need enemies?

    Dear Vues Master:
    The joke about Ben-Shapiro is
    horrendous. The song should not be
    promoted near Mordy Shapiro who is
    ultra-orthodox. Furthermore, I don’t
    think this song should be mentioned at
    all since the lyrics are sort of x-rated
    with lots of curses.
    Vues Master’s Note: I did not see the
    joke. Must have missed it!

    Dear Vues Master:
    The Torah says
    .ואברם כבד מאד במקנה בכסף ובזהב
    Why did he need all that wealth? The
    answer is that the תורה says in the
    very next two verses that he went on
    .ויקרא שם אברם בשם ה journeys his
    The עולם של רבונו knew that for the
    words of אברם to be accepted, he first
    had to be wealthy.
    Vues Master’s Note: I guess the rich
    get richer and the poor have children!

    Dear Vues Master:
    Mrs. Borger borrowed a dozen eggs
    from her neighbor. Mrs.Borger may
    not repay her a dozen eggs. Mrs.
    Borger borrowed a dozen eggs and
    found a blood spot in one of the eggs
    she is not required to pay back for
    the egg with the bloodspot. Since

    she is not required to pay for it if she
    עובר על איסור *רבית. be will she does
    Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat
    232:19 “If someone sells eggs to his
    friend and it was found to be spoiled
    and inedible, It is considered a טעות
    מקח,)mistaken sale) and the money
    must be returned. Today we don’t
    rule like this. And a Minhag is מבטל
    (nullifies) a Halacha” (The buyer is
    stuck with the spoiled eggs) Rav Y.S.
    Elyashiv & Rav S. Wosner zt”l both
    hold that this Minhag/Halacha is not
    applicable when a person borrows the
    eggs. Therefore there is no need to
    repay for the spoiled eggs. R. Wosner
    (Shevet Halevi 10:133) writes that
    since there is no need to repay the
    eggs you may not repay it otherwise
    it’s רבית*
    Vues Master’s Note: Sounds like he
    was left with egg on his face!

    Dear Vues Master:
    a ,רבי חיים צדק מרומשישקי When
    מגיד, came to a certain town, he gave
    a harsh דרשה on the evils of lending
    money with interest. The following
    day, he was told that the town’s גביר,
    who charged interest on loans he
    made, was upset because he thought
    that חיים רבי had directed his remarks
    to him. The מגיד replied: “I’m like
    a hatmaker. The hatmaker doesn’t
    make them to order. He makes them
    as he sees fit and then brings the hats
    to market. It is only then, when the
    buyer selects the one that fits him, that
    it turns out to have been prepared for
    “.מלכתחילה him
    Vues Master’s Note: I guess you could
    say “ein Adam roeh Nigei atzmo!”