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M A Weekly - Correction Bulletin Mar 5 2022 - PEKUDEI - 2 ADAR II 5782

03/04/2022 03:38:36 PM

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Per government public health,

Places of Worship are OPEN

Face coverings are mandatory, except when eating or drinking. A minimum distance of 1 m must be maintained between persons, unless they are occupants of the same household.

Attendees must stay in their seat and not move around.

SHABBAT TIMES

Friday Night

Shir Hashirim - 5pm Minha-Arbit - 5:15pm@Chevra
Candle Lighting: 5:27p

 

Shabbat Day -
Shaharit - Minyan: 9AM @Spanish

Minha - Seuda Shlishit: 5:15Pm@Chevra
Havdalah (end of shabbat): 6:31p

 

Sunday

Shahrit - 8 AM @ Chevra

UPCOMING THIS WEEK

CELEBRATIONS

MABROOK!!!
Sophie Hasson 

On her Hebrew Birthday!

 

MABROOK!!!
Michael Totah

On his Birthday!

 

MABROOK!!!
Armand Levy

On his Birthday! (english and hebrew)

 

 

MABROOK!!!
Victor Morabia

On his Birthday! 

 

 

MABROOK!!!
Maggie (Magdalena) Levy

On her hebrew Birthday!

 

 

HAZKAROT

 

 

the community mourns the loss of moise bassal

refua shelema to AHOUVA BAT MAZAL 

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NEWSLETTER

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Table of contents

 

1) Perashat Hashavoua - Rabbi Eli Mansour

2) Halakhat Hashavoua - David Azerad

3) Holy Jokes!

 

1)PERASHAT HASHAVOUA

 

There was an error in the last bulletin with the wrong perashat hashavoua Thank you to our readers for bringing it up

 

 This Week's Parasha Insight with Rabbi Eli Mansour

Parashat Pekudei: The Scholars of Torah & the Supporters of Torah

  The Gemara in Masechet Berachot (55a) tells of the conversation Moshe had with Besalel, the man appointed by G-d to lead the construction of the Mishkan, when Moshe approached him to assign him his role. Moshe told him to first build the Aron (ark) and other furnishings of the Mishkan, and then construct the Mishkan in which these items would be kept. Besalel replied by pointing out that first one builds a house, and then he brings in the furniture. If the furniture were to be purchased first, there would be nowhere to keep it while the house is being built. As such, it would make more sense to first build the Mishkan before building the sacred articles, so those articles would have a home as soon as they are produced.

 

     Moshe marveled at Besalel’s wisdom, asking, "Perhaps you were in the shadow of G-d?!" The words "Be’sel E-l" – "the shadow of G-d" – are a play on the name "Besalel," and Moshe thus described Besalel as residing "Be’sel E-l," as he knew that G-d had actually instructed that the Mishkan be built before the furnishings.

 

     What is the meaning of this exchange? Why did Moshe first reverse the order of construction? Was there any need to "test" Besalel once he was handpicked by G-d for the job of leading this project?

 

      The furnishings of the Mishkan – particularly the Aron, where the tablets were kept – represent the study of Torah, whereas the structure, which protects and maintains the Aron, represents those who support Torah, the generous donors who allocate part of their material blessings towards supporting Torah scholars. Just as the Mishkan "supports" the sacred articles, the donors support Torah by providing the scholars with their material needs so they can devote themselves to learning.

 

     Moshe mentioned the Aron and other sacred articles first to indicate that the scholars of Torah are greater than those who support them. After all, while those who support Torah learning spend their time in the marketplace, buying, selling and working, the students of Torah spend their time intensively focused on the holy words of the Torah.

 

     Besalel, however, expressed the other perspective, the viewpoint which sees the supporters as even greater than the scholars. Moshe is undoubtedly correct, that in one sense, those who devote themselves to fulltime engagement in Torah are greater than those who spend their time in the workplace. However, on the other hand, those who support Torah are the ones who facilitate the scholars’ fulltime study. They are the "building," so-to-speak, providing the framework that facilitates the "Aron," the scholars’ study of Torah. If the scholars have no source of material support, they would not be able to study. And so in this sense, the supporters are even greater, as Torah study could not take place without them.

 

     King Shlomo teaches in the Book of Kohelet (7:12), "Ki Be’sel Ha’hochma Be’sel Ha’kessef" – "For being in the shadow of wisdom is [like] being in the shadow of money." The one who resides "in the shadow of wisdom," devoting himself to acquiring Torah scholarship, is the same as the one who resides "in the shadow of money," who devotes himself to the acquisition of money which he then uses to support Torah scholars. This message was taught by Besalel, who is thus described as dwelling "Be’sel E-l," in the "shadow of G-d," recognizing that both the scholars and their benefactors reside "in the shadow of G-d."

 

     Torah scholarship is a joint venture, a partnership between two different groups of people who sincerely commit themselves to this lofty undertaking – the scholars who diligently apply themselves to master the complex, difficult and intricate texts of Torah, and the generous donors who generously share their hard-earned assets with the scholars to support them. This partnership is how our glorious, sacred Torah tradition has endured throughout the millennia, and how it will continue to grow and flourish, guiding and inspiring our nation until the coming of Mashiah, Amen

 

2) HALAKHAT HASHAVOUA 

 

Selected & translated by David Azerad, Hazzan Maghen Abraham

  

 

Halachot Shabbat according to Maran Rabbi Obadiah Yosef Zt”l

 

What is the fourth meal, Seudah Reviit /Melave Malkah and is it obligatory to have?

 

One should always arrange his table on Motzaie Shabbat in a dignified manner, to accompany the Shabbat Queen, even if he is going to have just a small bite to eat {a minimum measurement of Kazayit (olive) -29 Grams of Bread}. And this meal is obligatory to the opinion of most of the Poskim in Halacha.  

 

It is brought down in the Holy Zohar: "He who does not have a fourth meal (Seudah Reviit), It is as if he did not have Seudah Shelisheet (the third meal)." And Maran Hachida,Rabbi David Yosef Azouly wrote that Seudah Reviit can protect you .The proper way to have the Seudah is with your Shabbat clothes still on you as a show of respect. It is also strongly recommended to have bread. If you don’t want to have bread you should have at least cake or a fruit, because this Seudah gives you a Beracha for the meals of the upcoming week.

 

Women also have the obligation like the man to have Seudah Reviit, and they should say that they are eating for the Mitzvah of Melave Malkah (accompanying the Shabbat Queen). Seudah Reviit is also a Segulah (a Beracha) for women who have to give birth to have an easy delivery.

 

Until when can you eat the fourth meal-Seudah Reviit?

 

It is preferable to eat a fourth meal early, so that it is noticeable that we are accompanying the Sabbath Queen. It is Better to have the meal before Chatzot (midnight according to Jewish calendar and time), and if he has not eaten until then, even if he has gone to sleep, he should try to get up and eat and he has until dawn.

 

Bevirkat Shabbat Shalom Umevorach

David Azerad 

 

3) HOLY JoKeS!!

 

Selection of funny snippets, loosely related to this weeks parashah, to brighten your day

 

 

 

 

 

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