1210 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
18 Tevet, 5772January 13, 2012
REMINDER:Banquet checks will be deposited on Tuesday, January 17.
Shabbat starts: 4:46Shabbat ends: 5:50
CALENDAR REMINDERS:Jan. 23-29 – Winter VacationJan. 30 – Second semester begins
MAZAL TOV!Mazal Tov to Mr. & Mrs. Babak Kohanchi on the birth of a baby girl! Mazal Tov to Rabbi & Mrs. David Zargari on the birth of a granddaughter! Mazal Tov to Rabbi & Mrs. Ishal on the birth of a baby boy!
TASHBAR PTAOOOPS…last week we forgot to mention thank you to Sharona Mokhtar for all her hard work for the TAshabr PTA Raffle! P.T.A. Raffle NewsWow!!! We have such dedicated students.Congratulations to our top sellers for week two: ARIEL DAYAN 62 !!! Adina Moukhtar 35Yoel Yosef Lahijani 30Simcha Tehrani 19Yosef Haghighi 15Lior Mohgerefteh 15Shaina Sedaghat 15Sara Arfacohen 15Baroukh Zargari 15 Thank you to EVERYONE who is selling tickets. Every dollar counts!!! Please remember to put your tickets in your backpack Monday night for Tuesday pick-up. RAFFLE DRAWING HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO AFTER WINTER BREAK!! STAY TUNED FOR EXACT DRAWING DATE TO BE DECIDED.
We would like to welcome the Shaoul family to our school!!
Motzaei Shabbat Learning 7:00 pm Torat Hayim Bet Midrash1026 S. RobertsonLearning, Raffle, Prizes, Pizza Don’t miss it!!For sponsorships, please call Rabbi Taban at the school office.
SCHOOL NEWS!TASHBAR CLEANING CONTESTThe contest was a big success. Our students are very excited.The winners are:1st Place Pre1A Boys & 3rd Grade Boys2nd Place: 3rd Grade Girls & 5th Grade Boys3rd Place: 1st Grade Boys & 4th Grade BoysThe grand prizes will be given next week Star Chesed Students of the Week:Gila Barishman brought her friends who got a booboo to the office! Elisheva Pourati did the Mitzvah of Hashavat Avedah by bringing a lost jacket to the office! Yosef Motamedi
benched perfectly word by word!
Dear Parents, It would be greatly appreciated if you can bring in the following items for Art: Used necklaces, beads, buttons, paint, paintbrushes, string, yarn, fabric, etc. Thank you,Morah Esther Hezghaeian
The Book CornerThank you to the Louk family for their donation in honor of the wonderful Louk boys.Thank you to Rabbi Miller for contributing a stunning reading photo for the library décor. Please let us frame you and send us your book related picture by next week to be displayed in the library in time for the grand re-opening.
Don’t just memorize your Parsha, learn the ohngy of the Torah with their names in only 5 sessions!Beginning Sunday, January 22, Ages 9-13 only.Please contact Rabbi Sohayegh for more info at (310) 657-5798.
Dvar TorahShould you expose your children to outside influences?
There are two kinds of exposure. One is to issurim - to hear and see nevalah - and that can have no heter. The other is to ideas that will give false values and outlooks, but not issurim. Concerning this, there are different opinions.
Rabbi Henkin personally told me the following: Since it is dangerous to swim, one would think that a father should keep his son away from the ocean. Yet we find that Rabbi Yehudah says that a father has to teach his son to swim. Why? Why not just keep him away from water? He answered that since he will be on the ocean, you have to teach him to swim so that when he is on the water he will know how to protect himself. What Rabbi Henkin was taking out of this gemara is that parents must take risks when they know that the danger is something the child will almost certainly face. Therefore, he held that you have to teach children about evolution, with the answers, because the children are going to hear about it sooner or later. And if you teach it to them in advance, when they are faced with it later in life, they will be properly prepared and able to deal with it.
This is certainly a logical approach, but one that is filled with pitfalls, because deciding what you talk about and when you talk about it requires tremendous judgment. Rabbi Henkin's logic might apply to issues like evolution, which is within the realm of machshavah, but not to areas like sex education, which deal with midot and hanhagot and ta'avot. There the logic does not hold up.
The difference between exposing them personally and exposing them through the media is day and night. When you present it yourself, you can control it and so it in a way that is effective. But if you let them get the information from the media, even if they come to ask you about it later, there will still be problems.
First, it may be years until they finally come to ask, in which case all during that time the virus might penetrate deeply. Second, there is a klal gadol that you should know: When you are asked a question, even though you give an answer, the problem remains one that was seen as a problem that had to be answered. For example, if one asks how there can be both yediah and bechirah - how G-d can know the future yet give free choice - once you have been forced to give an answer, the problem has already been recognized as a problem and the answer as an attempt to get out of it. Therefore, the only way to answer the question of yediah and bechirah effectively is to show that the response is not meant to answer the question, but that the question is built on a foolish mistake - you thought the Ribbono Shel Olam is Superman. But if you understand that He has a completely different kind of existence and He is not bound by time, how can you ask such a silly question? You only asked the question because you thought Hashem is limited, like we are. So it is not that you have a question and an answer. The question is based on nonsense.
The only time you can give an answer that takes away the question is if you show that the question was not a question to begin with. Therefore, if you expose the child, you can answer the question before it is asked and prevent it from remaining a permanent problem.
In truth, exposure is a very difficult matter. And the more difficult question is not whether you should expose you child, but whether you can prevent your child from being exposed to outside influences. He goes in a car pool, he has classmates, he walks in the street. How do you prevent it? How do you limit it? That’s something that you have to consider.
By: Rav Yaakov WeinbergStudents in Pre-1 class had opportunities to relate mathematics to the real world by exploring geometry, the study of shapes and spatial relationships. They made models out of spheres, cylinders, cones, cubes and pyramids out of play dough, toothpicks and paper towel tubes. This visual and tactile way is developing better understanding of important attributes such as corners, edges and shapes of faces. They had fun turning their solid shapes into robots and rockets.Way to go Pre-1 class! Mrs. Tomic is proud of your work! Pre-1 Girls
"Where oh where is baby Moshe?" We can't wait to find out in Sefer Shemot how Moshe was finally able to take B’nei Yisrael out of Mitzrayim. The girls are very excited to learn a new sefer in the Torah.
The winter is here (believe it or not) and our girls have started our unit on ;ruj. We made a semantic map of everything we already know and then added some new words and concepts. The girls are increasing their vocabulary with new words such as dka' re' ,uppF' and ohhpdn. The highlight of our unit was when we got to go skating in our own classroom.
We are well on our way with vthre. The girls can blend v-t with 2 ,usUeb. We can't wait to learn about the z next week and have our faces made into ohbmhk. Shabbat Shalom!Morah Rachel and Morah OsnatNews from the Pre-1 Boys
We have finished the letters of Alef-Bet and we are doing constant review. We are now working on the ,usUeb and blending them with the letters. The boys were recently tested by Rabbi Taban and he was very pleased! Ken Yirbu! -Rabbi RossHealth CornerOlive Oil QualityOlive oil is a healthy fat which is rich in antioxidants (called polyphenols), as well as vitamins E and K. Most of us are aware that a good quality olive oil should be “extra virgin” and “first cold pressed”. However, what is equally important but not commonly known is that the acicity of the olive oil, usually written on the front label, as well as the type of container in which it is stored, directly affect the quality of the oil and the antioxidant content.Below is a discussion of both of these important factors, exerpted from:http://www.oliveoilsource.com/page/chemical-characteristicsFREE FATTY ACIDS (FFA) AND ACIDITY
The "acidity" in olive oil is the result of the degree of breakdown of the triacylglycerols, in which free fatty acids are formed. Oil extracted carelessly and/or from poor quality fruit suffers from a very significant breakdown of the triacylglycerides into fatty acids. These "broken off" fatty acids are called Free Fatty Acids. Factors which lead to a high free fatty acidity in an oil include fruit fly infestation, delays between harvesting and extraction (especially if the fruit has been bruised or damaged during harvesting), fungal diseases in the fruit, prolonged contact between oil and vegetation water (after extraction), and careless extraction methods. Storing olives in heaps or silos (as is the tradition in Portugal and other countries) is certainly not conducive to producing a high quality, low acidity oil. The free fatty acidity is thus a direct measure of the quality of the oil, and reflects the care taken right from blossoming and fruit set to the eventual sale and consumption of the oil. Freshly pressed oil, made carefully, without the use of excessive heat, from sound, healthy, freshly picked olives, normally has a pretty low "acidity", well under 0.5% FFA. Extra virgin olive oils have less than 0.8% FFA.STORAGE CONDITIONS: The type of containers and the length of storing are key factors in the oil’s polyphenol content. As oil sits in storage tanks or in a bottle, the polyphenols will slowly be oxidized and used up. Oils stored in or , in cool conditions, are much better protected against oxidation than those bottled in clear glass. BOX TOPS: