Painting for sale

A painting on canvas, signed and professionally framed.


$250.00 OBO. All offers considered.

Contact for details

Phone: Ariana @ (845) 389-8674


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Visit Love Stitches By Naomi

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Where was I

when Christ was born?

Plotting with Herod

to strike Him down

Where was I

when He bid come?

On the road to other things

Having lots of fun

Where was I

when Christ was crucified?

Pounding spikes into sacred flesh

Needing Him to save my life

Rob Moore

To God be the Glory 01/03/2013

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The Story of Divine Providence! – Still Not To Late………….


Chabad of Mid-Hudson Valley Newsletter

Friday April 11, 2014

Nissan 11, 5774

Parshat Acharei
Shabbat Hagodol
Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Birthday

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A word from the Rabbi 
Shabbat Sevices: 10:00 AM. Please join us this Shabbat Morning for Shabbat Services followed by a delicious kiddush.


Still not too late to RSVP… 
Monday April 14 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday April 15 @ 8:00 PM
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Torah & Tea
Please join us for the weekly TORAH & TEA after Passover. 

Dear friends:

The festival of Passover calls for early and elaborate preparations to make the Jewish home fitting for the great festival. It is not physical preparedness alone that is required of us, but also spiritual preparedness-for in the life of the Jew the physical and spiritual are closely linked together, especially in the celebration of our Sabbath and festivals.


On Passover we celebrate the liberation of the Jewish people from Egyptian slavery and, together with it, the liberation from, and negation of the ancient Egyptian system and way of life, the “abominations of Egypt.” Thus we celebrate our physical liberation together with our spiritual freedom. Indeed, there cannot be one without the other; there can be no real freedom without accepting the precepts of our Torah guiding our daily life; pure and holy life eventually leads to real freedom.

It is said: “In every generation each Jew should see himself as though he personally had been liberated from Egypt.” This is to say, that the lesson of Passover has always a timely message for the individual Jew. The story of Passover is the story of the special Divine Providence which alone determines the fate of our people. What is happening in the outside world need not affect us; we might be singled out for suffering, G-d forbid, amid general prosperity, and likewise singled out for safety amid a general plague or catastrophe. The story of our enslavement and liberation of which Passover tells us, give ample illustration of this. For the fate of our people is determined by its adherence to G-d and His Prophets.

This lesson is emphasized by the three principal symbols of the Seder, concerning which our Sages said that unless the Jew explains their significance he has not observed the Seder fittingly: Pesach [the Paschal Offering], Matzoh and Moror [bitter herbs]. Using these symbols in their chronological order and in accordance with the Haggadah explanation, we may say: the Jews avoid Moror (bitterness of life) only through Pesach (G-d’s special care ‘passing over’ and saving the Jewish homes even in the midst of the greatest plague), and Matzoh-then the very catastrophe and the enemies of the Jews will work for the benefit of the Jews, driving them in great haste out of “Mitzraim” [Egypt], the place of perversion and darkness, and placing them under the beam of light and holiness.

One other important thing we must remember. The celebration of the festival of freedom must be connected with the commandment “You shall relate it to your son.” The formation and existence of the Jewish home, as of the Jewish people as a whole, is dependent upon the upbringing of the young generation, both boys and girls: the wise and the wicked (temporarily), the simple and the one who knows not what to ask. Just as we cannot shirk our responsibility towards our child by the excuse that “my child is a wise one; he will find his own way in life therefore no education is necessary for him”; so we must not despair by thinking “the child is a wicked one; no education will help him.” For, all Jewish children, boys and girls, are “G-d’s children” and it is our sacred duty to see to it that they all live up to their above mentioned title; and this we can achieve only through a kosher Jewish education, in full adherence to G-d’s Torah.

Then we all will merit the realization of our ardent hopes: “In the next year may we be free; in the next year may we be in Jerusalem!”

Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson 

Wishing you a happy & Kosher Passover,

Rabbi Yacov & Hindy Borenstein


One day, a man went to an auction. While there, he bid on an exotic parrot.
He really wanted this bird, so he got caught up in the bidding. He kept on bidding, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and higher.
Finally, after he bid way more than he intended, he won the bid. The price
was high but the fine bird was finally his!
As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the Auctioneer, “I sure hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he can’t talk!”
“Don’t worry,” said the Auctioneer, “He can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you?”

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Hearing His Spirit Confirming His Word in Our Hearts

Hearing His Spirit Confirming His Word in Our Hearts

Originally posted on Heart Knowledge with Na:

Is there a difference between reading the Word and having our hearts know it?

Is it possible to memorize Scripture and not have it transform our hearts?

I believe it is.

The other night, while the rest of my household was sound asleep, I lay awake in bed for hours. My head was swimming with emotions and anxieties mostly having to do with my coming book. Rather than feeling excited about publishing, writing a personal story such as mine is nerve wracking….to lay before the world with transparency my own struggle of faith. I am not one to go on the public spot light and the attention seems overwhelming at times. I feel emotionally drained and unable to focus.

Frustrated with my lack of sleep I got up to read and pray,  continually reminding myself of the Bible verses of Philippians.


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens…

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Shabbat Shalom and Happy Pesach! RJC

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Upcoming Events

Kiddush Club 
Shabbat Day
Services 9:30 AM
Followed by a delicious Kiddush
102 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck NY 12572
Passover 2014

-1st night Seder
April 14th @ 7:30 pm
-2nd night Seder
April 15th @ 8:00 pm
At the RJC:102 Montgomery St.
Rhinebeck NY
rsvp at 8458767666

(suggested donation $25)

Soup Salad & Soul  
Our monthly women’s event to nourish your soul and body.
 Next event on sunday April 20th

We will be having Minyan this week for Shabbat Hagadol, we hope you can join us!
If you still need Shmurah Matzah or to sell your Chametz, it isn’t too late! Call us and we’ll make the arrangements!
You can also still RSVP for the Seders! or 845.876.7666
Shabbat Shalom and Happy & Kosher Pesach,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht

Short Thought:

The Story in a Nutshell

After many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, during which time the Israelites were subjected to backbreaking labor and unbearable horrors, G-d saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed G-d’s command. G-d then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops.

At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), G-d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, G-d spared the Children of Israel, “passing over” their homes-hence the name of the holiday. Pharaoh’s resistance was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. The Israelites left in such a hurry, in fact, that the bread they baked as provisions for the way did not have time to rise. Six hundred thousand adult males, plus many more women and children, left Egypt on that day, and began the trek to Mount Sinai and their birth as G-d’s chosen people.

Passover Observances

Passover is divided into two parts:

The first two days and last two days (the latter commemorating the splitting of the Red Sea) are full-fledged holidays. Holiday candles are lit at night, and kiddush and sumptuous holiday meals are enjoyed on both nights and days. We don’t go to work, drive, write or switch on or off electric devices. We are permitted to cook and to carry outdoors.

The middle four days are called chol hamoed, semi-festive “intermediate days,” when most forms of work are permitted.


To commemorate the unleavened bread that the Israelites ate when they left Egypt, we don’t eat-or even retain in our possession-any chametz from midday of the day before Passover until the conclusion of the holiday. Chametz means leavened grain-any food or drink that contains even a trace of wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt or their derivatives, and which wasn’t guarded from leavening or fermentation. This includes bread, cake, cookies, cereal, pasta and most alcoholic beverages. Moreover, almost any processed food or drink can be assumed to be chametz unless certified otherwise.

Ridding our homes of chametz is an intensive process. It involves a full-out spring-cleaning search-and-destroy mission during the weeks before Passover, and culminates with a ceremonial search for chametz on the night before Passover, and then a burning of the chametz ceremony on the morning before the holiday. Chametz that cannot be disposed of can be sold to a non-Jew for the duration of the holiday.


Instead of chametz, we eat matzah-flat unleavened bread. It is a mitzvah to partake of matzah on the two Seder nights (see below for more on this), and during the rest of the holiday it is optional.


The highlight of Passover is the Seder, observed on each of the first two nights of the holiday. The Seder is a fifteen-step family-oriented tradition and ritual-packed feast.

The focal points of the Seder are:

  • Eating matzah.
  • Eating bitter herbs-to commemorate the bitter slavery endured by the Israelites.
  • Drinking four cups of wine or grape juice-a royal drink to celebrate our newfound freedom.
  • The recitation of the Haggadah, a liturgy that describes in detail the story of the Exodus from Egypt. The Haggadah is the fulfillment of the biblical obligation to recount to our children the story of the Exodus on the night of Passover.


Herman and Harriet Epstein were sitting on the couch at home staring at each other. Recent empty nesters, this was not an uncommon occurrence.

Harriet got up from the couch and went to the mirror and started staring at herself.

“I don’t understand,” she said. “I’m only 50 years old but I look like I’m over 60. My face is all wrinkly, my back is bent over, and my hair is starting to thin!”

Herman turned to Harriet and said, “Look on the bright side. At least your eyesight seems to still be working fine!”

Please say Tehilim for a complete Refuah Shelemah for our friends:
 Mr.Curtis Katz . Hebrew name: Tzadok Hacohen ben Esther
Mrs. Barbara Glazer : Baila Gittel bas Mindel
Menachem Mendel ben Menucha Rochel
Mrs. Linda Weisbrod: Leah Chana bas Gittel
Huna Yael ben Mindel
May we only share good news!
Please contact us to have a Mazal Tov or Announcement placed here to share with the community.
845.876.7666 or
Candle Lighting Times:  

Friday, April 11, 2014
Light Candles at:
7:13 PM
Shabbat, April 12, 2014
Shabbat Ends:
8:15 PM
Monday, April 14, 2014

Eve of First day Passover
Light Holiday Candles at:
7:17 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Eve of Second day Passover
Light Holiday Candles after:
8:19 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Holiday Ends:
8:20 PM


If you or someone you know are in need of candles and/or information about lighting Shabbat candles, please contact the RJC at 845.876.7666 
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Chabad provides a non-judgmental, welcoming environment for Jewish families and individuals to explore our rich heritage.

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He Died to Set Us Free

He Died to Set Us Free

Originally posted on Heart Knowledge with Na:

The following is an article I wrote for a monthly column in God’s Corner of the Hudson River Sampler20140405-062714.jpg

Easter Remembrance

Do you ever wonder why pain touches our lives? Or think you are the only one who has been through intense difficulty? Perhaps you question how a good God could create a world with so much brokenness? How could He look on what He created and say that ‘it is good’?

Brokenness came as the result of a choice of one man and one woman: The choice of disobedience in the perfect garden. We can’t change the choice they made which affects all mankind but we can make a choice.

A choice to believe the promise.

A choice to ask Him to fulfill that promise in our life.

As He fulfills that promise in us we can live in spite of their choice.

We can have life, healing, and…

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The Desire for Constant Communion

The Desire for Constant Communion

Originally posted on Christian Resource Ministry:

Jesus Calling Walt and I were deeply blessed by the April 1 reading in Jesus Calling. Author Sarah Young wrote to our heart about the desire that we sense to be in constant communion with Him. So often the cares of this life seem to drag us away. He longs for us to come to Him for everything….every decision….every interruption – to fix our gaze on Him, surrendering our to-do list for His guidance moment by moment.

I am calling you to a life of constant communion with Me. Basic training includes learning to live above your circumstances, even while interacting on that cluttered plane of life. You yearn for a simplified lifestyle, so that your communication with Me can be uninterrupted. But I challenge you to relinquish the fantasy of an uncluttered world. Accept each day as it comes, and find Me in the midst of it all. ~ Jesus Calling…

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Printable Easter cards with Scripture and Poem

Printable Easter cards with Scripture and Poem

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son rises

4 x 5 note card with Walt’s poem The Son Rises on the back

Printable notecard: Easter the son rises

take rest easter

4 x 5 notecard with Walt’s poem Take Rest in the Cross on the back

Printable card: Easter take rest

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