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M A Weekly Bulletin - PARACHAT BEMIDBAR ET PARACHAT SPECIAL DE SHAVOUOT

05/13/2021 05:27:38 PM

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M.A. WEEKLY : PARACHAT BEMIDBAR
   PARACHA SPECIAL DE SHAVOUOT 

SHABBAT TIMES
candle lighting 7:59 pm
chabbat morning: 9   am
havdalla  9:12 pm

bougies cHAVOUOT:  
DIMANCHE 8:01 pm / 9:16 pm
LA FÊTE SE TERMINE LE MARDI
HAVDALA  A 9:16 PM

 

 

 

PARACHAT BEMIDBAR ET LA FÊTE DE CHAVOUOT 

        Chabbat 15 mai 2021 / 4 Sivan 5781

Pas de tahanun  jusqu’au 12 Sivan

L’histoire de Ruth et les 10 commandements sont inclus  dans ce bulletin

Nous lisons le sixième et dernier chapitre des Pirké Avot  

 

 

Nous commençons la lecture du 4ème livre de la Torah qui se nomme

Bamidbar  en hébreu et Nombres en français. 

Cette paracha qui se prononce  Bémidbar est lue toujours le chabbat qui précède Chavouot 

 

 

 

CHAVOUOT 17 et 18 MAI 2021/ 6 ET 7 SIVAN 5781

 

En ce jour, D.ieu fit un serment d’alliance perpétuelle avec nous, et, en retour, nous lui avons juré une fidélité éternelle

 

 

Au nom du président de Maghen Abraham, Mayer Sasson, les membres du comité exécutif, en mon nom et celui de ma famille nous souhaitons à tous nos membres et amis une fête de Chavouot pleine de joie et de santé en espérant que très bientôt nous serons plus nombreux  à la Synagogue.

 

Dégustez bien vos Calsoness et Sambousek - cheese cake  , Balta ... sahtain et abal kil  siné

 

Shavouot est une des trois fêtes de pèlerinage (Chaloch Régalim )

La fête a 3 noms :

Fête des semaines (Hag hachabouot- 7 semaines à partir de Pessah)

Fête des moissons (Hag Hakatsir) et

Fête du don de la Torah (Hag Matan Torah

 

 

Prions ensemble pour que Hachem protège Israël et ses habitants 

Et qu’ils puissent passer une fête de Chavouot tranquille et dans la joie ..Amen 

 

 

 

HORAIRES DES PRIÈRES:

CHAHRIT SAMEDI LUNDI ET MARDI À 9:00 (SPANISH

MINHA: SAMEDI, DIMANCHE, LUNDI,MARDI À 7:00 PM (CHEVRA)

 

Bon anniversaire à

Emile  Mino Sayegh, Liliane Sayegh et Tania  Sasson

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Hazkarot :

Adina Latifeh Sayegh (ZL) mère de Emile Sayegh

Yehudit  Dana (ZL) , mère  de Isaac Dana et Nina Saad

 

 

Bemidbar – en bref

Nombres 1, 1 - 4, 20

 

Dans le désert du Sinaï, D.ieu demande que soit conduit un recensement des douze tribus d’Israël. Moïse compte 603 550 hommes âgés de 20 à 60 ans. La tribu de Lévy comptée séparément est composée de 22 300 individus mâles âgés d’au moins un mois.

Les Lévites devront assurer le service dans le Sanctuaire, remplaçant les premiers-nés d’Israël (dont le nombre est, à peu près, équivalent) disqualifiés par la faute du veau d’or. Cependant 273 premiers-nés sont en surnombre par rapport aux 22 300 lévites. Ils doivent payer une somme de cinq shekels pour leur rachat.

Lorsque le peuple lève le camp, les trois familles de lévites démontent et transportent le Sanctuaire pour le réassembler à la nouvelle halte. Ils dressent alors leurs propres tentes autour de lui. Les Kéhatites qui transportent l’Arche et les instruments du Sanctuaire, protégés par leurs couvertures spéciales, sur leurs épaules, s’installent au sud. Les Guérsonites occupent l’ouest et les familles de Merrari le nord. A l’entrée du Sanctuaire, à l’est sont installées la tente de Moïse et celles d’Aaron et de ses fils.

Au-delà du cercle formé par les lévites, les douze tribus campent en quatre groupes de trois tribus chacun.

  1. l’est se tiennent, Yéhouda (74 600 hommes) Issakhar (54 400) et Zevouloun, au sud Réouven (46 500), Shimon (59 300) et Gad (45 650), à l’ouest Ephraïm (40 500), Ménaché (32 200) et Binyamin (35 400) et au nord Dan (62 700) Acher (41 500) et Naftali (53 400). Cette formation est également conservée pendant le voyage. Chaque tribu a son Nassi – son prince – et son propre drapeau. Cette formation est également conservée pendant le voyage. Chaque tribu a son Nassi – son prince – et son propre drapeau. (Chabad.org)

 

 

 

 

Reconnaître la valeur des autres, 

c'est donner son importance à chacun.

La Paracha de Bamidbar commence par le recensement du peuple juif. On peut s'interroger: est-ce de cette manière que la Torah considère un membre du peuple juif? Comme un simple numéro? N'est-ce pas en quelque sorte diminuer l'importance du peuple juif? En fait, c'est tout le contraire, ce recensement nous apprend que chaque Juif est important. Les kabbalistes nous font observer que, tout comme au Mont Sinaï 600.000 âmes juives étaient présentes, de même la Torah compte 600.000 lettres (en comptant les espaces blancs entre les lettres). Et tout comme un rouleau entier de la Torah est invalidé par l'omission d'une seule lettre, de même chaque individu est essentiel au fonctionnement du peuple juif.

Pourtant, si chaque Juif est important, pourquoi la Paracha insiste-t-elle sur rôle particulier de la tribu de Lévi? N'y a t-il pas là discrimination? En quoi le fait d'être né lévite rendrait-il intrinsèquement "meilleur" qu'un non-Lévite?

En vérité, chaque être a son importance. Bien sûr, certaines personnes sont nées plus intelligentes que d'autres, certaines ont plus de talent dans un domaine ou dans un autre. Mais cela ne rend pas la personne en question "meilleure".

Le secret de la vie en harmonie, c’est de réaliser son propre potentiel, tout en reconnaissant la valeur de l’apport des autres.

Voici ce qu’on raconte à propos d'un grand sage de Jérusalem, le Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach. Un soir, arrivant à la synagogue, il demanda à sa congrégation d'attendre que le balayeur arrive pour prier. Rabbi Auerbach s’en expliqua: "Cet homme consacre sa vie à la beauté des rues de Jérusalem. J’aurais aimé que mon travail relève d’une intention aussi pure que la sienne!"

Alors avant d’user de condescendance envers les autres, souvenons-nous que chacun a quelque chose d’unique à contribuer. Et puis dans la vie, la seule chose que nous acquérons véritablement, n’est-ce pas notre réputation ? (Aish.fr)

 

 

 

 

COUTUMES DE CHABOUOT : ALIMENTS LACTÉS

Il est de coutume de consommer des aliments lactés le premier jour de Chavouot. Il y a plusieurs raisons à cette coutume :

- Lors du don de la Torah, les Juifs reçurent l’obligation d’observer toutes les lois alimentaires de la Cacherout. Comme la Torah fut donnée un Chabbat, il fut impossible d’abattre rituellement des animaux, ni de « cachériser » les ustensiles de cuisine. Ainsi, ce jour-là, nos ancêtres consommèrent des produits laitiers.

- Une autre raison est que la Torah est comparée au lait nourrissant. En outre, le mot hébraïque pour lait est « ‘halav ». La somme des valeurs numériques de chacune des lettres du mot ‘halav – 8, 30, 2 – donne quarante. C’est précisément le nombre de jours que Moïse passa sur le mont Sinaï pour recevoir la Torah.

Une autre raison est que la Torah coule sur notre langue comme coulent le lait et le miel

 

 

FLEURS

 

On met des fleurs à la maison et dans les Synagogues pour se rappeler que le désert a fleuri lorsque Hashem donnait les 10 commandements

 

Azharot (“Admonitions”) is the name given to the poem by Shelomo Ibn Gabirol with introduction by David Ibn Eleazar Pekudah, which enumerates all 613 Commandments of the Torah in rhymed verse. The introduction and the first part, which lists the 248 positive Commandments, is traditionally read on the first day of Shabu`ot, just before Minhah, and the second part, which enumerates the 365 negative Commandments, is read on the second day before Minhah..

Les 2 jours de Chabouot , nous lisons le livre de Ruth et les Azharot

Ils sont divisés en 2 parties ,chaque jour une partie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ce que Chavouot commémore

Le mot Chavouot signifie « semaines ». Cette fête marque l’achèvement de la période des sept semaines du compte du Omer entre Pessa’h et Chavouot.

 

 

 

 

Les Dix Commandements

1. Je suis l’Éternel, ton D.ieu, qui t’ai fait sortir du pays d’Égypte, d’une maison d’esclaves.

2. Tu n’auras pas d’autres dieux devant moi. Tu ne te feras point d’idole, ni toute image de ce qui est en haut dans le ciel, ou en bas sur la terre, ou dans les eaux au-dessous de la terre. Tu ne te prosterneras point devant elles, tu ne les adoreras point ; car moi, l’Éternel ton D.ieu, je suis un D.ieu jaloux, qui poursuis la faute des pères sur les enfants jusqu’à la troisième et à la quatrième génération, pour ceux qui me haïssent ; et qui exerce la bienveillance jusqu’à la millième, pour ceux qui m’aiment et gardent mes commandements.

3. Tu n’invoqueras point le nom de l’Éternel ton D.ieu en vain; car l’Éternel ne laisse point impuni celui qui invoque son nom en vain.

4. Souviens-toi du jour du Chabbat pour le sanctifier. Durant six jours tu travailleras, et tu auras fait tout ton travail ; et le septième jour c’est le Chabbat pour l’Éternel ton D.ieu : tu ne feras aucun travail, toi, et ton fils et ta fille, ton esclave mâle ou femelle, ton bétail, et l’étranger qui est dans tes murs. Car en six jours l’Éternel a fait le ciel, la terre, la mer et tout ce qu'ils renferment, et il s’est reposé le septième jour; c’est pourquoi l’Éternel a béni le jour du Chabbat et l’a sanctifié.

5. Honore ton père et ta mère, afin que tes jours se prolongent sur la terre que l’Éternel ton D.ieu t’accordera.

6. Tu ne commettras pas d’homicide.

  1. 7. Tu ne commettras pas d’adultère.

  2. 8. Tu ne voleras pas.

  3. 9. Ne rends point contre ton prochain un faux témoignage.

  4. 10. Ne convoite pas la maison de ton prochain ; Ne convoite pas la femme de ton prochain, son esclave ni sa servante, son bœuf ni son âne, ni rien de ce qui est à ton prochain.

 

 

Was Moshe the Godfather of Aharon’s children?

           

 This week’s parasha lists the counting of the people. In verse 3:1 The Torah says, "These are the offspring of Aharon and Moshe", but only mentions the sons of Aharon. Why is Moshe listed as the ancestor to Aharon’s children?

            Midrash: The Gemara in Masechet Sanhedrin explains that Moshe taught Aharon’s sons Torah and one who teaches someone else Torah is like a father to them. 

            Ohr Hahayim and Kli Yakar offer a different explanation. They explain that Moshe became their "father" on Mount Sinai, because Hashem was so angered at Aharon for fashioning the golden calf (this Midrash read the text literally that Aharon created it, not that it magically created itself, as another midrash teaches). As punishment, Hashem wanted to kill the whole family, but he spared Aharon’s children on account of uncle Moe's prayers. Therefore, The Torah lists them as if they were Moshe’s children too.

            Ramban states that there is really no issue here and no reason to come up with these explanations since Moshe’s sons are mentioned further on in verse 27 with the other Leviim.  Ramban simply read the whole paragraph and realized that the passage is not only listing Aharon’s sons since the passage was not complete in that verse and this line is simply introductory to the whole passage.  This seems to be the most logical and literal explanation.

 

 

 

Haftarat Bemidbar – the Prophet marries a harlot

          

  Bemidbar’s Haftara is Hosea 2:1-22. For those unfamiliar with the books of the bible, Hosea is one of the twelve books that are short and sometimes lumped together with the title tre asar – the twelve.  Hosea lived and prophesized in the period leading up to the destruction and expulsion of the northern tribes of Israel by the Assyrian army.  The book of Hosea describes a love of God for His people that was not reciprocated by the people.  The book concludes with words of comfort and hopes for restoration.  He is considered to be the greatest prophet of his generation (which included the more famous Isaiah). 

Hashem gives the prophet Hosea a very strange command. He tells him to marry a harlot and to have children with her. The Gemara (Pesahim87a) elaborates the background for the situation by adding further details. Hashem had told Hosea that Bnei Yisrael were sinning. Hosea responded to Hashem, saying, You own the whole world, just exchange them for another nation. Hashem was angered with Hosea's response and told him to go and marry a harlot. Hosea had three children with her, and Hashem told him to name them, Yizra'el (which represents Hashem returning Bnei Yisrael to their land), Lo Ruhama (which means no-mercy), and Lo-Ammi (which means not-my-nation).  Imagine naming your children like this? It might even be worse than ben-oni and i-kabod.

After Hosea had these children, Hashem told him to divorce her and send his children away. Hosea told Hashem that it is too difficult to part with his wife and children. Hashem then told him, if it is so difficult for you to part with your children, that were born to you by a harlot you didn't even care for, how do you expect Me to part with My children who were born to Me, from Abraham, Yitzhak, and Yaakob. Hosea realized his sin, and in this chapter, after telling of their sins, he blesses Bnei Yisrael. He tells them to stop sinning and to return to Hashem. He blesses them to be a great nation in number (this is the connection to our Parasha, were Bnei Yisrael were counted).

            The lesson here is similar to the lesson of the prophet Jonah.  Jonah argues with God that He should not forgive Nineveh and he should just destroy them and give them what they deserve.  God plants a tree for Jonah to protect him from the sun, and then allows the tree to die.  Jonah cries as he misses the tree that provided him shade.  God explains the lesson, that it is not easy to part ways with something you love, and although the people of Nineveh may have sinned, God loves all humanity, Jew and non-Jew and wants to see them all be successful and happy rather than simply destroying them.  God is teaching us through the prophet Jonah and Hosea to abandon the ways of super pious (SP) Jews who are overly strict and overly teach about punishment and strict adherence to rules.  Rather our religion and our God are merciful and loving. 

            At the end, he gives a beautiful description (some have the custom to recite these three Pesukim while wrapping the three revolutions around the center finger with the tefillin straps) of Hashem re-marrying Bnei Yisrael eternally through righteousness, justice, kindness, and mercy. “And I will betroth you forever; And I will betroth you in righteousness, and in justice, and in loving kindness, and in compassion. And I will betroth you in faithfulness; Then you shall be devote

d to Hashem.” 

 

 

Bemidbar Quiz

 

1) Q. A) What negative influence did the family of Kehat have on its neighbors? B) What positive influence did Moshe have on his neighbors?

     A. A) The proximity of Kehat, to the Tribe of Reuven led some of the Reuvenites to become involved in the rebellion of Korach. B) Moshe camped in the East, adjacent to the Tribes of Yehuda, Yissachar, and Zevulun. The Midrash teaches that many from these Tribes became great Torah scholars.  This teaches us a lesson, which we read in Pirke Avot (6:9). Rebi Yose the son of Kisma tells a story. One day he was walking, and a man asked him where he was from. He responded saying, "I am from a great city of scholars and sages." The man told him, if you come and live with us, we will give you thousands of golden Dinarim, and many precious stones and pearls. Rebi Yose responded that he would not leave a city where Torah is abundant to a city with only a little Torah, even for all the money and luxuries in the world.  It is no surprise that people are influenced by their surroundings.  That is the reason it is very important to live in a community where Torah and good values is common.

 

2) Q. There were 22,000 Levi'im who were an "exchange" for the firstborn. There were 22,273 firstborns among the other Tribes. How did the remaining 273 get redeemed?

     A.  The remaining 273 redeemed themselves by paying five shekels each. To decide which 273 had to pay, Moshe drew a lottery. The five Shekel was equivalent to twenty pieces of silver. Yosef was Rachel’s firstborn. When Yosef was sold into slavery to the Yishma’elim, he was sold for twenty pieces of silver. This is the same value we use today to redeem the firstborns.

 

3) Q. In verse 3:39, the Torah states that the total number of Levi'im was 22,000. The actual number of Levi'im was 22,300. Why does the Torah ignore 300 Levi'im?

     A. According to one opinion the Levi'im were being counted in order that they might be used to redeem the firstborn of the Jewish People. Since 300 Levi'im were themselves firstborn, they could not be used to redeem others. Thus, the Torah didn't include them.  In reality though, it seems the Torah is simply rounding without giving us exact numbers.

 

Jewish People were counted. Why?

     A. To stress that the census served three distinct purposes. They were: a) To determine who was fit for military service, b) To publicize Hashem's greatness, that from 70 souls who entered Egypt, He created a nation of over 600,000 men, c) To allow Moshe and Aharon the opportunity to bless each member of the Jewish People individually.

 

5) Q. Which one of the tribal leaders appears in the Torah under two other names?

     A. The Midrash teaches that The Nasi (prince) of the Tribe of Shimon, Shelumiel ben Tzurishadai (1:6), appears in the Torah in two other places under different names. He was Shaul ben Cana’anit, who entered Egypt as one of the 70 souls (Bereshit 46:10). Also, he was Zimri ben Salu, who was killed by Pinhas at the end of Parashat Balak. (Tractate Sanhedrin 82b).  The obvious difficulty with understanding this midrash literally is that if this were historically true he would be almost 500 years old.  Whenever the midrash states that two different people in Tanach are the same person, it should not be understood literally, rather it likely means that they had a similar character trait, or other similarity in their situations.  This is similar to situations that state that one character became another character many generations later, such as Pinhas becoming Eliyahu Hanavi.  Since Judaism has never believed in reincarnation (or gilgulim), these statements are obviously not literal, and we should learn the lesson (nimshal) it is trying to teach rather than focusing on the fable (mashal).

 

6) Q. Why was Levi such a small tribe?

    A.  Ramban comments that the tribe of Levi was less than half the size of the smallest of all the other tribes.  This is surprising since they did not sin and suffer casualties in the punishments during the desert, while the other tribes lost thousands of people.  Ramban gives two possible answers.  One is that the other tribes had multiplied greatly during the enslavement in Egypt.  The Torah tells us that the harder they worked the more they multiplied.  Since the tribe of Levi, were not subject to slavery (according to one midrash) they did not experience the same incredible increase in number.  This midrash is difficult to understand as the Torah teaches that they did not achieve a special status until Mount Sinai, so why did they have special status in Egypt? A second possible explanation is that Yaakob had cursed Shimon and Levi, because they had killed the tribe that abducted Dina, and therefore Levi did not multiply greatly, and Shimon, which started as a big tribe lost a lot of people in the desert.

 

 

 

How many Yom Tov days are there in the Jewish Calendar?

         The Torah describes 6 days, in Israel there are 7 days, and in the diaspora there are 12.  First and last of Pesah, first and last of Sukkot (SheminiAtzeret), one day of Shavuot, and the rosh hodesh of the 7th month (what we today call rosh hashana – 1 day in the Torah but 2 days in Israel and in the diaspora).  In the diaspora we add a day to each of those, making it 12 days, and in Israel they just add one day to Rosh Hashana for a total of 7 days. On Yom Tov days we must abstain from melacha like on Shabbat and if one does a melacha on Yom Tov, he would get lashes (On Shabbat would get the death penalty).  Yom Kipur is not a yom tov.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shavuot Quiz

1) Q.  What was given to Moshe on Har Sinai?

    A. In the bible we read that Moshe received the two tablets inscribed with the ‘Ten Commandments’. Traditionally, some believe that Moshe was taught all the laws of the Torah on that day. The Torah is composed of two parts: the written law and the oral law. The written Torah contains the Five Books of Moses, the Prophets and the Writings. Together with the written Torah, Moses was also given the oral law, which explains and clarifies the written law. It was transmitted orally from generation to generation and eventually explicated in the Talmud and Midrash. Throughout the generations our people have studied these works, commenting upon them, clarifying their meanings, deriving practical applications of these principles and codifying the laws derived from them. Thus, a continuous chain of tradition extends throughout the generations, connecting the Torah students of the present day to the revelation at Mount Sinai. Even the deepest understanding of each part of the torah was taught to Moses. This is why during our study the night of Shavuot, we study Torah, Navi, Ketuvim, Gemara, etc. 

It is difficult to understand how the books of Neviim and Ketuvim, or how the books of the Talmud which all contain events that hadn’t occurred yet were given on Mount Sinai to the people.  This would mean that the people had the books that teach how and why the Temple was destroyed, before those events happened.  All the stories and events in neviim that describe David’s mistakes and other mistakes should not happen if they already had the book describing these events. Because of these issues, it may be explained that these books were not literally given to Moshe on Mount Sinai but the principles contained in them may have been.

 

2) Q. What are the 10 commandments?

A. Firstly, there are fourteen commandments. The proper translation of it should be ten 'things', or ten ‘pronouncements’. In the ten 'things' there are (according to Sefer Hahinuch) 14 commandments. 1)To believe in the existence of Hashem. 2)Not to believe in any other god. 3)Not to make idols. 4)Not to bow down to idols. 5)Not to worship idols, in whatever way a particular idol is worshipped. 6)Not to swear in vain. 7)To sanctify the Shabbat by saying Kidush. 8)Not to work on Shabbat. 9)To respect one's parents. 10)Not to commit murder. 11)Not to commit adultery. 12)Not to steal/kidnap. 13)Not to testify falsely. 14)Not to be jealous. Some only have thirteen commandments in the ten ‘things’ as they break them up differently. 

 

3) Q. Why is this holiday called Atzeret by the sages?

A. One reason is because on most holidays there are two types of Mitzvot. The first type are specific Mitzvot for that particular holiday (i.e. on Pesach we have to eat Matza, on Sukkot we must have the Lulav and Etrog, etc.). The second type is the Mitzva to stop doing "work". On Shavuot there is no special Mitzva (other than the special sacrifices), only the Mitzva of stopping to "work". Atzeret comes from the Hebrew "to stop". It is interesting to note that since there are no unique laws for Shavuot, there is no Gemara for Shavuot, Maimonides does not have a section on laws of Shavuot, and Shulchan Aruch has one brief section on Shavuot which has only 2 laws (what Torah portion to read in synagogue, and not to fast the day after Shavuot). Another reason for the name Atzeret - stop, is because the other holidays have a Hol Hamoed, where some work is allowed while Shavuot work is forbidden the entire holiday. Also, at the end of the 7 days of Sukkot is the 8th holiday of Atezret, similarly after the 7 weeks from Pesah Pesah is the 8th holiday of Shavuot/Atzeret.

 

4) Q. The Torah says "Kabed et Abicha v'et Imecha" - "Honor your father and your mother" Why does the Torah place the word 'Et' before father and 'V'Et' before mother?

     A. The one before 'your father' comes to add the obligation to respect your father's wife, and the 'Et' before mother comes to include the obligation to respect your mother's husband. The letter Vav, before the second 'Et' means ‘and'. This Vav comes to include the obligation to respect your older brother. The Shebut Yaakob explains that there is no special obligation to respect your older sister, but the Torah Temima disagrees.

 

5) Q. Why do we read Megillat Ruth on Shavuot?

    A.  There are many reasons given for this. One reason is because at the end of the Megilla it describes the lineage of King David, and traditionally, David was born and died on Shavuot. Another reason is because before the giving of the Torah, Bnei Yisrael, like all the non-Jews, only had seven Mitzvot (the seven Noachide laws). On Shavuot we received an additional 606 (adding up to a total of 613). When Ruth converted she also took upon herself the other 606 (the Gematria or numerical value of Ruth, happens to be 606 as well.)

6) Q. Why do we decorate our homes and synagogues with greens and flowers on Shavuot?

    A. Flowers: Our Sages taught that although Mount Sinai was situated in a desert, in honor of the Torah the desert bloomed and sprouted flowers. Greens: Our Sages taught that on Shavuot judgment is rendered regarding the trees of the field. Also, in the time of the Bet HaMikdash - may it be rebuilt soon - the first fruits were brought on Shavuot. According to the Gaon of Vilna, although this was always our custom, in Europe the Christians developed a similar custom of decorating their churches on holidays with flowers, so he states that we may no longer keep our custom because it appears as if we are following a Christian practice. Sephardim have never accepted this type of logic and we continue to follow the custom of our ancestors regardless of what is done by other religions.

7)Q. What is one way we remember the giving of the Torah?

A. The public Torah reading is a symbolic reenactment of the giving of the Torah at Sinai: The Gabbai, who calls people to the Torah, symbolizes Hashem, who chose the Jewish people to receive the Torah. The person called to the Torah represents the Jewish people. And the person reading the Torah is Moshe, the `broker’ between the Jewish people and Hashem. (Taamei Haminhagim 328).

 

 

PROVERBES JUIFS

 

Si un problème peut être résolu avec de l’argent, ce n’est pas un problème, c’est une dépense

Dieu a donné à l’être humain deux oreilles et une bouche pour qu’il écoute deux fois plus qu’il ne parle

. Ne sois pas trop doux, on te mangera. Ne sois pas trop amer, on te recrachera

L’être humain se doit de vivre, ne serait-ce que par curiosité

Quand une vieille fille se marie, elle devient une jeune épouse.

C’est quand il n’y a plus rien à faire que naissent les projets les plus grandioses.

Une amitié qui a pu vieillir ne doit pas mourir.

Parle peu, et fait beaucoup.

 

 

 

English proverbs+

 

 

 

THE SHABBAT SMILE 

 

 

A wealthy woman from California telephones El Al Airline requesting a first-class ticket for her dog. The airline attendant is astonished and promptly advises the lady that she cannot have a seat for her dog.

The lady is very upset, but at the end of the discussion the airline attendant agrees to personally carry the pampered poodle in a suitable cage on the plane.

The plane lands in Israel and as the service people remove the cage, they notice to their horrified surprise that the poodle is dead. They immediately dispatch someone to fetch another poodle which looks the same as the demised dog.

They happily hand over the cage to the lady who looks at the cage and flatly rejects it on the grouA wealthy woman from California telephones El Al Airline requesting a first-class ticket for her dog. The airline attendant is astonished and promptly advises the lady that she cannot have a seat for her dog.

The lady is very upset, but at the end of the discussion the airline attendant agrees to personally carry the pampered poodle in a suitable cage on the plane.

The plane lands in Israel and as the service people remove the cage, they notice to their horrified surprise that the poodle is dead. They immediately dispatch someone to fetch another poodle which looks the same as the demised dog.

They happily hand over the cage to the lady who looks at the cage and flatly rejects it on the ground that: "This is not my dog!"

The airline personnel are surprised -- they thought the substitute poodle looked like an exact match, whereupon the lady replies: "My dog was dead and I was taking her to Israel to be buried

nd that: "This is not my dog!"

The airline personnel are surprised -- they thought the substitute poodle looked like an exact match, whereupon the lady replies: "My dog was dead and I was taking her to Israel to be buried

 

 

 

 

 

Little Moishie watched, fascinated, as his mother gently rubbed cream on her face.

"Mommy, why are you rubbing that on your face?" he asked.

"To help make myself beautiful," said his mother.

A few minutes later, she began removing the cream with a tissue.

"What's the matter?" Moishie asked. "Are you giving up?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaim Yankel goes back to his favorite antique shop. After a number of visits, and much discussion with the store owner, he's finally decided to buy the lovely 19th century silver kiddush cup he’s had his eye on. As soon as he enters the shop, he goes over to Moishe, the shop's owner.

"OK," he says to Moishe, "I've decided to buy the kiddush cup. “

“Are you sure this time?” asks Moishe. “Because you’ve only come in twelve times about this one Kiddush cup.”

“I’m sure,” responds Chaim Yankel. “Here’s the $300 to prove it.”

"I'm sorry," says Moishe, "but this lovely, exquisite kiddush cup is now $350."

"I don't believe it," says Chaim Yankel. "How can that be? The remember the price tag said $300."

"Well," replies Moishe, "The cost of labor has risen dramatically."

“What do you mean?” asks Chaim Yankel. “You are the only person who works in this store.”

“Exactly,” replies Moishe. “And dealing with you has been very labor intensive!”

 

 

Itzik sat down at a funky Tel Aviv restaurant asking for something from the lunch menu.

"It’s 10:15," the waitress told him. "We’re only serving breakfast now."

Itzik thought it over and replied, "Do you have anything on the breakfast menu that tastes like lunch?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moishe’s stress level was off the charts. His wife Miriam was in labor and Moishe was sure it was time to head to the hospital. Breathing heavily, Moishe grabbed the phone and called the doctor.

“MY WIFE, SHE’S READY, SHOULD WE COME?”

The doctor tried to relax the poor fellow, “Just try to relax, now tell me how much time elapses between the contractions?”

“MIRIAM!” Moishe screamed on the top of his lungs, “HOW MUCH TIME IN BETWEEN THE CONTRACTIONS? TEN MINUTES? OK, TEN MINUTES IN BETWEEN!”

“And is this her first child?” the doctor asked.

“NO GENIUS, THIS IS HER HUSBAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LE SOURIRE DU CHABBAT:

 

 

2 enfants discutent. Le premier pose une question:

je me demande ce qui est le plus proche de nous, l'Europe ou la lune

le deuxième répond:

Mais voyons , c’est bien la lune . Est-ce que tu peux voir l’Europe d’icI

 

 

Une femme entre dans la cuisine et trouve son mari avec une tapette pour mouches.

Que fais-tu, ? lui demanda-t-elle

Je chasse les mouches

En a tu tué quelques unes ?

Oui, 3 mâles et 2 femelles.

Intriguée, elle lui demande comment il fait pour faire la différence entre le mäle

et la femelle.

Il répond : 3 étaient sur la cannette de bière et 2 étaient sur le téléphone

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Un jeune homme cherche du travail. Il se présente dans une entreprise et on lui dit :

- On vous embauche aujourd'hui au salaire minimum au début, mais plus tard, vous pourrez gagner beaucoup plus.

- Alors, dans ce cas répond le jeune homme, je préfère commencer plus tard.

 

 

 

CHABBAT CHALOM ET HAG SAMÉYAH

Maghen Abraham

David Hasson

 

 

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