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November 29, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting  4:11pm

 

Evening services   4:20pm

Robert Berger will be saying kaddish for shiva*

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

Kiddush prepared by Victor Dabah for the yahrtzeit of his father Isaac

 

Evening services   5pm at the residence of Robert and Leah Berger*

73 Warren Street apt 3

 

Shabbat ends   5:15pm

 

Sunday

 

Morning services 9am at the residence or Robert and Leah Berger*

73 Warren Street apt 3

 

Monday – Friday

 

Morning services   7:15am

 

Monday

 

Children’s party   3:30-5:30pm

 

Tuesday

 

Begin saying "Vitayn Tal Umatar" at evening service

 

Adult Party at Warren 77   6-8pm

 

*Please help insure these minyanim for shiva

 

 

 

This week’s portion is, once in a while, also read on Chanukah, as opposed to next week’s portion which is almost always read on Chanukah. As such the Talmud derives an important law regarding the menorah from the story of Joseph being thrown into the pit.

 

Specifically, the maximum height for the menorah being 20 amot (either 30 or 40 feet) is derived from the height of the pit. This is based on the midrash that there were scorpions and snakes in the pit but apparently weren’t noticed by the brothers because they were lower than the 20 amot. So too, a menorah higher than 20 amot will not be noticed by the passersby for whom it is directed.

 

As Chanukah becomes an ever glitzier experience, we have to be extra careful that we still “notice” the important messages of this exciting holiday and that the extras don’t get “bigger” than its core themes.

 

Highlights of Chanukah at TriBeCa Synagogue:

 

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School Party Monday 3:30-5:30pm

(open to the general community)

 

Adult Party at Warren 77 Tuesday 6-8pm

 

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner Friday 6-8pm

Register here

 

Comedy Show with Ashley Blaker Saturday 8pm

Register here

 

Selected laws of Chanukah

 

First night of Chanukah is Sunday night

 

Menorah should be lighted soon after sunset

 

Menorah should be placed at a window facing the outdoor public

 

Load the candles from left to right but light from right to left

 

On the first night recite the 3 blessings including the shechianu

 

The other nights just the two blessings

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Tue, December 11 2018 3 Tevet 5779