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Jr. Tales: Shabbos Candy

Naomi Goldberg

Yossi added a gumball to the mountain of candy on his dresser. It had been a great Shabbos

Thursday, March 09, 2017

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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cohen,

Yossi has a little extra homework to complete.

In class today, everyone was asked to write a rough draft of an essay titled, “The Importance of Shabbos.” Unfortunately, I could not accept Yossi’s work, and he’ll have to finish it at home. Sincerely,

Rabbi Shaya Margolies, Yeshivah Torah U’Mussar

*

The Importance of Shabbos

by Yossi Cohen


Shabbos is important because it’s the most special day of the week.

Shabbos is the best day for getting candy. I don’t have enough money to buy the candy I need. On Shabbos, I get candy for free.

I like going to shul on Shabbos. Our shul has the best stuff — a candy man, who gives out extra lollipops if you beg, and a really good Kiddush.

Shabbos is my favorite day.

*

To: Rabbi Moskowitz

From: Eliyahu Friedman

Rabbi Moskowitz,

I’ve decided to resign as our shul’s candy man. I enjoy giving the kids’ treats, but lately the job has been interfering with my davening.

 

I hope you’re able to find someone else to help. My locker, number 407, has several bags of lollipops in it available for the kinderlach.

I look forward to attending your daf yomi shiur tomorrow.

Sincerely,

Eliyahu Friedman

* Ohev Torah

Parshas B’haalosecha

June 10, 2017

Candlelighting: 8:09 p.m.

Shacharis: 8:30 a.m.

Minchah: 7:00 p.m.

Maariv: 8:00 p.m.

Shabbos Ends: 9:18 p.m.

Mazel tov: Mazel tov to the Kaplan family on the birth of a baby boy!

Thank you: To Yossi Cohen, who graciously volunteered to serve as our shul’s candy man.

Upcoming shiurim: Pirkei Avos — Shabbos at 6:00 p.m.; Daily daf yomi shiur by Rabbi Moskowitz: 6:00 a.m. * Yossi opened locker #407, excited to find out what treasures it held. He took a quick inventory: ten bags of lollipops, two bags of sucking candies, one package of gum. Not too bad, and definitely enough lollipops for Yossi to put aside a bag or two for himself.

Yossi’ calculations were interrupted by a sudden tug on his jacket. Surprised, Yossi looked down. It was some little kid, wanting a lollipop. Yossi smiled… his job had begun! (excerpted)

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