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M A Weekly - Bulletin March 11th 2023 - KI TISA - 18 ADAR 5783

03/10/2023 05:07:47 PM




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- Candle lighting   5:35 pm


Saturday @MAGHEN

Perasha - KI TISA

Haftara -  Yechezkel (Ezekiel) Chapter 36
- 9:00am Shaharit 

- 10am Torah

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- Mincha 5:15Pm @MAGHEN followed by Arvit  

 - Havdalah 6:39pm





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on her birthday  



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on her birthday




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Table of contents


1) Perashat Hashavoua - Rabbi Eli Mansour

2) Halakhat Hashavoua (Halakhot related to day to day life) By Hazzan David Azerad  -

-Laws of Shabbat 

3) Holy Jokes!





 This Week's Parasha Insight with Rabbi Eli Mansour

Parashat Ki Tisa- The Sanctity of Every Jew

The Torah in Parashat Ki-Tisa reiterates the command to observe Shabbat, explaining that Shabbat makes us realize "Ki Ani Hashem Mekadishchem" – "that I am the G-d who makes you sacred" (31:13). Somehow, the institution of Shabbat demonstrates that Hashem has made us a sacred nation. In what way does Shabbat show us our sanctity?

The Or Ha’haim (Rav Haim Ben-Attar, 1696-1743) explains by making a simple calculation. Rashi writes that the Torah reiterates the Misva of Shabbat in this context, immediately following the commands regarding the construction of the Mishkan, to teach that the work to build the Mishkan is suspended on Shabbat. As vitally important as the Mishkan is, and as much as Beneh Yisrael were to work on this project with zeal and energy, the Shabbat restrictions override the construction of the Mishkan, and so the work came to a halt when Shabbat began. The Mishkan is exceedingly sacred, but the day of Shabbat is even more sacred than the Mishkan. And yet, although Shabbat is exceptionally sacred – holier even than the Mishkan – there is something even more sacred than Shabbat: a Jew. As we know, the Shabbat prohibitions are overridden for the sake of saving the life of even a single Jew, regardless of who he or she is. When any Jew’s life is potentially threatened, we may – and must – violate Shabbat to protect that Jew.

It emerges, then, that the Mishkan is very sacred – but Shabbat is even more sacred than the Mishkan, and a Jew is even more sacred than Shabbat.

This, the Or Ha’haim writes, is the meaning of the phrase, "La’da’at Ki Ani Hashem Mekadishchem," which establishes that Shabbat observance demonstrates that Hashem has made us sacred. After commanding Beneh Yisrael to build the Mishkan, G-d reminds us that as holy as the Mishkan is, every Jew is considerably holier than the Mishkan – as evidenced by the fact that Shabbat overrides the construction of the Mishkan, and the life of a single Jew overrides the prohibitions of Shabbat.

There was a Hassidic Rebbe who had the practice during weddings to spread his arms and bow on the dancefloor as the men were dancing. When he was asked about this seemingly peculiar practice, he explained that he was not bowing, but rather immersing. Every Jew is sacred, and when Jews assemble together, they create an entity so pristine and pure that it resembles a Mikveh, which brings purity. And so on the dancefloor, this Rebbe would "immerse" to attain purity from this sacred entity.

Every time we see a Jew, we must recognize that we are beholding Kedusha, that we are in the presence of something more sacred than the Bet Ha’mikdash, and more sacred than Shabbat. While we might be very different from this Jew, and we might have strong disagreements with him or her, or may even have reason to be upset with that person, nevertheless, we must appreciate the holiness within this individual, and within each and every one of our fellow Jews. Recognizing the Kedusha of every Jew can help us transcend our differences and disagreements, and live together in peace and harmony as G-d wants us to.




Halachot this week are selected and Translated by Hazzan David Azerad


Shabbat Laws according to the rulings of Rabbi Obadiah Yosef ZT”l


Which games are allowed and not allowed to be played on Shabbat?


A small child [up to age 13] is allowed to play games that do not run on batteries or electricity. It is allowed to play with Lego, and build and dismantle buildings and towers. It is allowed to play a puzzle of different pictures and drawings such as a puzzle with different letters and inscriptions.


It is permissible to blow up a balloon on Shabbat, but it is forbidden to tie it, since it is a knot that may not be opened, but it is permissible to wrap a paper tape over it or close it with a rubber band.


It is not permissible to rattle rattles and different musical instruments for a baby on Shabbat and there is no need to remove the bells hanging from the baby's crib, so when he shakes them they make a sound for him.


Can one play with a ball on Shabbat?


Small children under the age of six, are allowed to ride a tricycle on Shabbat ,since everyone understands that they are only playing, however adults are not allowed.


Maran Hashulchan Aruch wrote the following “It is forbidden to play ball on Shabbat and Yom Tov." Therefore, those who spend their time on Shabbat playing soccer and basketball should be informed to refrain from doing so.


Bevirkat Shabbat Shalom Umevoravh


David Azerad 




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