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M A Weekly - Bulletin Nov 20 2021 - VAYISHLAH - 16 KISLEV 5782

11/18/2021 08:54:50 PM




Friday Night

Minha-Arbit - Shir Hashirim - 4:10p @ Chevra
Candle Lighting: 4:02p


Shabbat Day
Shaharit - Minyan: 9am @ Spanish

Minha - Seuda Shlishit: 4:00p @ Chevra
Havdalah (end of shabbat): 5:07p


Sunday Morning
Shaharit - 8am @ Chevra


Tuesday evening (7:30pm)
Shiur with Rabbi Kaprow @ Beit Hamidrash @ Spanish



To Albert Saad 

on his Birthday


To Marc Hadid
on his Birthday


To Nathalie Dahan-Hadid
on her Birthday




Benjamin Diwan z'L
Husband of Esther Diwan 



Selim Cohen ben Faridé z'L
Father of Saad Cohen

Grandfather of

Sheldon & Lynn Cohen and Isaac Darwiche



Simantob Darwiche  z'L
Father of Isaac Darwiche


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Bonjour / Hello [nickname_else_first_name],


Table of contents

1) Perashat Hashavoua - Rabbi Kaprow
2) Halakhat Hashavoua - David Azerad

3) Holy Jokes!




Who Are You?

Kabbalah teaches that the spiritual forces of holiness rule during the daylight hours.

The spiritual forces the likes of Esau possess whatever power they do only during the night, the period during which negative forces hold power.


With this in mind, G‑d told Jacob to assert himself over Esau during the day.During daylight hours, Esau had no power. Seeing that Jacob still entertained doubts that he had been wrestling a spiritual force, the angel told him that he must join the heavenly choir before daybreak. Jacob insisted that if the "man" was the spiritual representative of Esau, his antagonist, he must, first of all, admit that he, Jacob, was entitled to the blessing he had received from his father Isaac.


This is why he said "you have blessed me" and not "you will bless me".Seeing that, theoretically, the source of the blessing could be [the angel] Sam-kel, a spiritually negative force, he did not want to be the recipient of a blessing from that source at all. He was only interested in confirming blessings already received from divinely inspired sources.


Once Jacob heard from "the man" [really Esau's angel] that he who overcomes him has already overcome the human being whom he represents, he was almost certain that he had been confronting Sam-kel. To make certain of this, he asked for the name of this being. All he wanted to hear was whether he had been confronting Sam-kel or Michael [the angelic messenger of purely holy forces]. Sam-kel was afraid that upon hearing the truth Jacob might inflict damage upon him, and therefore on his protege Esau. He replied that his name was of no consequence to Jacob, since already accomplished all that he had desired from this encounter, namely the admission that he was the rightful recipient of Isaac's blessing.


Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Kaprow


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Selected by David Azerad, Hazzan Maghen Abraham


Halachot according to the rulings of Maran Harav Obadiah Yosef z”tl


Does one answer Amen on a blessing that he hears over the phone?


The one who hears a blessing over the phone or on the radio in a live broadcast, can answer Amen, however he is not acquitted from the actual Mitzvah, even if the sound waves transmit the blessing after a few seconds. One may answer to a Kaddish and Kedusha as well as Berachot (blessings)when it is broadcasted live and all the more so if he heard a blessing from a microphone through the loudspeaker, he can answer Amen. Whoever hears a blessing or Kaddish from a recording or replay, does not answer Amen.


If you see someone reciting a blessing, but for whatever reason you cannot hear the blessing, can you still answer Amen?


He who sees someone mumbling a blessing and does not hear which blessing is being recited, he does not answer Amen after him, unless he can see clearly what item the person is holding in his hand and can deduct from this the specific blessing that was recited, and when he sees that he finished mumbling the blessing only then he can respond Amen. It is preferred if one can get closer to the person who is reciting the blessing so that he can hear and be sure which blessing is being recited in order to answer Amen.


Bevirkat Shabbat Shalom Umevorach

David Azerad 


3) HOLY JoKeS!!


Quel est le légume préféré d'un libanais?




A driver runs a red light and is stopped by a police officer. “Driver’s license, please,” the officer asks. “Don’t have it,” the driver replies. “Registration?”

“Don’t have it.”

“Insurance information?”

“I don’t have insurance.”

 Suspicious, the officer radios for support. A minute later, the commanding officer arrives. Sternly, he orders the driver to hand over his driver’s license. Sure enough, the driver pulls out his driver’s license. Next, he demands to see registration, and the driver pulls out his registration information. Finally, the officer demands to see insurance information, and the driver pulls out his insurance information.

“I don’t understand,” the commanding officer says. “Why did the other officer tell me you refused to hand over your documents?

“I don’t know,” the driver replies. “Next thing you know, he’ll probably also tell you I ran a red light!”



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