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September 19, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting  6:38pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends 7:40pm

 

Monday – Friday

 

Selichot   7am

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Beginners Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

High Holiday Prep   7:15pm

 

 

Upon entering the promised land the tribes were divided into 2 groups of representatives to stand on the 2 mountains of Ebal and Gerizim. They would pronounce the blessings and curses involved in observing or not observing the Torah. The last curse seems redundant in that it simply states “Cursed is the one who doesn’t ‘stand up’ the words of the Torah”. Nachmanides, quoting the Jerusalem Talmud, says this is an indirect reference to the ritual of lifting the Torah scroll for all to see at the completion of the Torah reading.

 

David Wilensky questions the whole premise of this ritual in that if the purpose is for people to see the text why not play it safe and leave the scroll on the lectern and have everyone come up and see it? Why risk its falling or tearing? He suggests that this teaches us that wherever the Torah is located it is in a precarious position and thus needs constant vigilance, and yes, even some risk taking to insure its preservation. Leaving the Torah in a secure, inert place will simply lead to it’s fading from our collective consciousness.

 

Congratulations to Toby Turkel and the entire Demsky family as documentary film producer and director Noam Demsky received the prestigious national award for Jewish Culture from the Israel Ministry of Education.

 

Cast and Screenwriter for “Lucky Jack”*

 

 

*A movie about the amazing life of Jack Edwards, father of Steve Edwards

Filmed in Twin Oaks, NJ

 

Overflow crowd at Adult Education

 

 

Join us for High Holiday Prep!

 

Register NOW for the High Holidays and Membership

 

 

High Holidays Registration can be done here

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