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M A Weekly - Update Bulletin April 22nd 2023 - TAZRIAH-METZORA - 1 IYYAR 5783

04/21/2023 10:45:48 AM

Apr21

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SHABBAT TIMES

1Download the MA SFIRAT HA'OMER booklet here

 

Friday Night, Maghen Abraham

 

Mincha 6:00pm followed by Shir Hashirim -Kabbalat Shabbat - Arvit

 

Shabbat Candle lighting 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Maghen Abraham - SHABBAT Rosh Hodesh - 16th Day of Omer

 

Shahrit 9:00AM

 

Perasha - Tazriah-Metzorah, Haftara -  Yeshayahu (Isaiah) Chapter 66

 

Shabbat Children program With Maayan (daycare location or the atrium) starts at 10:00am

 

Mincha 7:30PM followed by Arvit 

 

Havdalah:  8:37pm

 

Rosh Hodesh Iyyar

Begins Thursday night (20th of April) and ends Saturday night (22nd of April)

 

 

UPCOMING THIS WEEK

CELEBRATIONS

MABROOK!!!

Samuel Morabia

on his birthday

 

HAZKAROT

HAZKARA

Joseph Zeitoune z'L

Son of Noni Zeitoune and Zeitoune

Brother to Isaac, Charles Zeitoune and Sandra Zeitoune-FIne

 

HAZKARA

Miro Romano z'L

Father of Danny and Max Romano

 

NOTICES

PARTIAL sPONSORSHIP OF THIS WEEKS KIDDUSH BY dANNY rOMANO IN HONOR OF HIS FATHER 
MIRO ROMANO Z'L
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SPECIAL ROSH HODESH KIDDUSH
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The Community offers it's condolences to the Oiknine Family on the PAssing of 

Hazzan Meyer Oiknine z'L
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refua shelema to AHOUVA BAT MAZAL
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REFUA SHELEMA TO Shlomo Ben Linda
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UPCOMING SPECIAL KIDDUSH FOR BOTH DAYS OF SHAVUOT

NEWSLETTER

Bonjour / Hello [nickname_else_first_name],

Table of contents

 

1) Perashat Hashavoua - Rabbi Eli Mansour

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

- Laws of the Omer

3) Holy Jokes!

 

1)PERASHAT HASHAVOUA

 

 This Week's Parasha Insight with Rabbi Eli Mansour

Parashat Shemini- Respect and Reverence in the Synagogue

The Haftara for Parashat Shemini, taken from the Book of Shemuel II (chapter 6), tells of the tragic events that took place during what was to have been the joyous occasion of the transportation of the Aron (ark) to King David’s city near Jerusalem. The ark had been captured by the Pelishtim many years earlier, and now it was finally being returned to the capital city. During the festive procession, the ark appeared as though it would fall, and so one of the two brothers charged with transporting the sacred article – Uza – quickly put his hand on the ark to support it. G-d immediately killed Uza for disrespecting the ark.

This story is read as the Haftara for Parashat Shemini, which tells the similar story of the death of two brothers – Aharon’s two oldest sons, Nadab and Abihu. They, like Uza, were killed on what had been a joyous, festive occasion – the inauguration of the Mishkan.

The Talmud explains that Uza was killed because he should have known that the ark did not need his support. After all, "Aron Noseh Et Nosav" – the ark actually transported those who carried it. When people appeared to carry the ark, in truth, the ark was carrying them. Thus, the ark certainly did not need anybody to keep it from falling. This mistake was regarded as a grievous sin, and thus Uza was killed.

The Malbim (Rav Meir Leibush Weiser, 1809-1879) adds that Uza forgot the special Kedusha of the Aron, and displayed a lack of reverence for Hashem. This was an especially severe infraction, the Malbim explains, because Uza "forgot the fear of the King when he was still standing in front of him." Uza was standing in G-d’s presence, and the failure to show awe and reverence to G-d while standing before Him constitutes a grave sin. The Malbim writes that such a sin is "Gadol Mi’neso" – "too great to bear."

It is frightening to note that we find this same expression used by Maran (Rav Yosef Karo, 1488-1575), in the Shulhan Aruch (Orah Haim 124:7), in reference to the sin of conversing during the Hazara – the Hazan’s repetition of the Amida prayer. After establishing that one may not engage in mundane conversation during the Hazara, Maran adds, "If one did converse, he is a sinner, and his iniquity is too great to bear." Not coincidentally, the Malbim describes the severity of Uza’s sin with this same terminology. Speaking during the prayer service is precisely the same offense, forgetting "the fear of the King" while "still standing in front of him." As we stand before G-d during prayer, we must maintain an aura of respect and reverence. Engaging in conversation as we stand before Hashem is very disrespectful, and, in a sense, resembles Uza’s sin, failing to conduct oneself with awe and respect in G-d’s presence.

Let us learn from this tragic episode the importance of maintaining decorum in the synagogue, that we must stand before G-d with respect, and show reverence for the sanctity of the Bet Kenesset.

 

2) HALAKHAT HASHAVOUA

 

Halakhot selected and translated by Hazzan David Azerad 

 

The Laws of Counting the Omer according to the rulings of Rabbi Obadiah Yosef ZT’L

 

Why do we diminish Simcha (happy occasions) during the days of the Omer ?

The minhag is that during the days of the Omer immediately after Pesach until Lag {33}Ba'omer {18 Iyar} for the Ashkenazim, or the 34th- of the Omer (19th of Iyar) for the Sephardim], to diminish gatherings of Joy;weddings etc….The reason for this is that during  these days, twenty-four thousand of Rabbi Akiva's students died, because they did not show respect to one another,until Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai passed away on Lag Baomer and his death stopped the plague. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai said that on the day that he will pass away since the plague will stop, it should be a day of celebration and Joy.

Is it permissible to sing and play during the counting of the Omer?

It is customary not to perform any wedding during these days, however engagements are allowed as long as there is no music.

Acapella music is allowed. However, in the joy of a mitzvah, such as a circumcision, redemption of the first born son, bar mitzvah [on the very day he turned 13 not before or after], the conclusion of a tractate (Siyum Masechet), it would be permissible to play music.

Bevirkat Shabbat Shalom Umevorach

David Azerad 

 

 3) HOLY JoKeS!!

 

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

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