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Weekly Newsletter

September 12, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:50pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Young Professionals   8pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Jim Stark in memory of his brother Bradley

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Beginners Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

High Holiday Prep   7:15pm

 

 

This week the portion is Ki Tetze introducing the prohibition of taking interest on a loan. It is known by multiple names, like Ribit, but the Torah calls it Neshech which literally means “bite” for fairly obvious reasons. In modern society it is impossible to imagine a financial system without it and indeed the sages created a mechanism to get around it called “Heter Iska”. It essentially states that you are making an “investment” and thus “sharing” in assumed future profits as the standard purpose of loans tended to be for business.

 

In the eyes of the Torah, however, it’s particularly odious because it demonstrates a lack of faith. You are requesting a guarantee up front for these “profits” and not willing to rely on God’s guidance of your affairs.

 

Congratulations to the Zanger family for the Bar Mitzvah of their son Zach this weekend at TriBeCa Synagogue!

 

Congratulations to Alex Leybov and Viktoria Terentiev for their wedding this past Sunday!


 

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School off to a roaring start!

 

 

Shofar factory

 

 

Young Professionals tomorrow night

Please register ASAP!

 

High Holidays Registration can be done here

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