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Weekly Newsletter

January 2, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:25pm

 

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services    9:30am

 

Eli Weiss will be reading the Torah

 

Shabbat ends   5:30pm

 

NO evening service this weekend

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School resumes!

 

Tuesday/10th of Tevet

 

Fast begins   5:52am

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Afternoon services   12:30pm and 1:30pm

 

Evening services   5:15pm

 

Fast ends   5:24pm

 

ADULT EDUCATION

 

Mishlei   5:45pm

 

Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

Parsha   7:15pm  

 

 

To paraphrase Rabbi Sacks on Parshat Vayigash, he describes the challenge of balancing closeness with distance. Too much closeness in a relationship breeds contempt while too much distance breeds insensitivity. He explains that part of the problem between the brothers was their being on top of each other leading to squabbles which escalated out of control. This in turn led to them becoming emotionally distant to the point they could no longer see him as a brother.

 

When the pendulum swung to the opposite extreme, and they were absent from each other for decades, they were ready, even if they didn’t realize it, to regain the proper closeness to their brother. Thus, the word Vayigash, which literally translates to “And he came close”, reveals the first time Judah makes himself “close” to another human being, attempting to empathize with another human being. The result is that both his and Joseph’s hearts melted and rapprochement ensued.

 

Tuesday is the Fast Day known as the 10th of Tevet commemorating numerous unfortunate events in our history such as the coerced translation of the Torah into Greek.

 

ADULT EDUCATION RETURNS!

 

Brand new Beginners Hebrew this Tuesday at 6:30pm followed by Portion of the Week at 7:15pm

 

Young Parisian Jews from “Olami” visit the synagogue for services

 

 

There were here to attend the Siyum HaShas on Wednesday

 

 

Rabbi Glass delivers a Dvar Torah to them at breakfast

Translated into French by Tobin Kohane

 

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