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December 26, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Morning service   7:15am

 

Candle lighting   4:17pm

 

Evening services    4:25pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Singalong following services

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Evening services   5:20pm

at 79 Laight Street  

 

Monday

 

Morning services   7:15am

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday

 

Mishlei   4pm

 

Evening service   4:30pm

 

 

Many of you know that we recently completed a humanitarian mission to the Jewish community of Havana. One of the highlights was my Torah presentation to them in the Patronato synagogue and this is a partial translation:

 

In the prayer we add in the Amidah for Chanukah there is a description of the military miracle of Chanukah but omits any mention of the miracle of the oil. This would indicate that the sages put much more emphasis on the first, rather than the second. Indeed, considering how astonishing our victory was at that time, why the need for an additional miracle?

 

Our sages explain that without the imprimatur of the second miracle, the miraculous nature of the military victory would be in danger of being explained away in natural terms as the years went on. But with the inexplicable miracle of the oil, there could be no question of the Divine hand in all the events leading to the liberation and rededication of the Beit Hamikdash (Temple). We must always be on guard from the temptation of explaining away the Divine blessings of our life lest we develop a sense of entitlement to all the good things with which we are blessed.

 

This Shabbat is both Parshat Mikeitz and Rosh Chodesh, which extends through Sunday.

 

Condolences to the family of Mel Reiss for his untimely passing this week. Shiva will be at Mel's apartment 333 East 30th Street Apartment #12 L (between 1st and 2nd Ave).

Shiva times: Tuesday, Dec. 24th - Monday, Dec. 30th 10 AM - 9 PM each day. On Monday, the family will get up from shiva at 12pm. 

 

Tremendous thanks to Julia Kuffman of CMF, Deborah Gutierrez and Adam Teller for a fantastically successful Young Professionals this past Friday night!

(No photos as it took place on Shabbat!)

 

Bringing Chanukah to Lower Manhattan

 

  

 

Brookdale Independent Living Center Chanukah Party

 

 

 

TriBeCa Synagogue celebrating Chanukah at the new residence of Ken and Jennifer Paskar

 

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