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M A Weekly - update Bulletin April 29th 2023 - Achrei Mot-Kedoshim - 8 IYYAR 5783

04/27/2023 07:12:42 PM

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M.A. WEEKLY

                      

 

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SCHEDULE

SHABBAT TIMES

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Friday Night, Maghen Abraham

 

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

 

Shabbat Candle lighting 7:39 pm

 

Saturday, Maghen Abraham - SHABBAT 

 

Shahrit 9:00am

 

Perasha - Achrei Mot - Kedoshim,

Haftara -  Amos Chapter 9

 

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

 

Mincha 7:30PM followed by Arvit 

 

Havdalah:  8:48pm

UPCOMING THIS WEEK

CELEBRATIONS

MABROOK!!!

Mazal Tov to David  & Hedva Azerad and Rabbi Yosef & Sarah Sofer for the engagement of their children 
Bat -Sheva Azerad to Elchanan Sofer 

 

MABROOK!!!

Moussa Saad

on his Birthday!

 

MABROOK!!!

Jimmy Khadoury

on his Birthday!

 

MABROOK!!!

Joseph Pisarevsky

on his Birthday!

 

MABROOK!!!

Jacques Aintabi

on his Birthday!

 

HAZKAROT

HAZKARA

 ESTRELLA ISRAEL NEE

LANCRY BAT SARAH z'L

Mother of Saadia Israel

 

 

 

NOTICES

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISRAEL!
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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 

- Importance of Learning Torah Every Day

3) Holy Jokes!

 

1)PERASHAT HASHAVOUA

 

 This Week's Parasha Insight with Rabbi Eli Mansour

Parashat Ahare Mot- Planting Our Spiritual Trees

The Torah in Parashat Kedoshim (Vayikra 19:23) commands that when Beneh Yisrael enter the land and plant trees, they must refrain from eating a tree’s fruits during the first three years after it is planted. During these three years, the fruits are called "Orla" and are forbidden for consumption and for any sort of benefit.

The Or Ha’haim Ha’kadosh (Rav Haim Ben-Attar, 1696-1743) offers a remarkable interpretation of this verse, explaining that beyond introducing the prohibition of Orla, the Torah here also teaches us about the importance of producing children who are committed to Torah. The Torah tells us that when we go to Eretz Yisrael, our priority must be to "plant trees" – referring to producing students and scholars of Torah. The Or Ha’haim brings a number of sources where producing scholars is compared to planting a tree. For example, the Gemara (Shabbat 118b) cites Rabbi Yossi’s remark that he "planted five saplings," referring to his five sons, who grew to become Torah scholars. Similarly, Yeshayahu (65:22) compares his fellow sages to trees ("Ki’ymeh Ha’etz Yemeh Ami").

The Or Ha’haim proceeds to explain that those who study Torah are called "trees" because they sustain the souls of the Jewish Nation. To demonstrate this point, the Or Ha’haim references the famous story told of Rabbi Akiba, who once came across a man who was unclothed, his skin charred, carrying large amounts of wood. The man explained to Rabbi Akiba that he had died and been sentenced to Gehinam because of the evils he perpetrated during his lifetime. His punishment, he said, was to collect wood each day, which is then used to burn his soul. The only way he could be extricated from Gehinam and end his suffering, the man told Rabbi Akiba, is if he had a son reciting Barechu or Kaddish in the synagogue. This man had died when his wife was pregnant, and he did not know whether or not she had a son. Rabbi Akiba immediately proceeded to inquire about this fellow, and determined that indeed, he had a son, but this son had not even received a Berit Mila, let alone a religious education. Immediately, Rabbi Akiba gave the young man a Berit Mila, and sat and taught him Torah. When the young man was ready, Rabbi Akiba brought him to the synagogue to recite Barechu. That night, the father appeared to Rabbi Akiba in a dream to inform him that he had been released from Gehinam.

The Or Ha’haim brings this story to show how producing youngsters who study and practice Torah resemble the planting of trees which produce nourishing fruit. Building a generation of men and women devoted to Torah is the way we sustain our nation, even the souls of the deceased.

May Hashem grant us His assistance in our efforts to "plant" beautiful "trees," to produce the next generation of devoted students of Torah, that will provide our nation with the spiritual sustenance that it needs to continue its sacred mission.

 

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

 

What is important to learn Torah every day and why?

 

For those who are unable to learn because of their busyness in making a living, should try to find free time to engage in learning of Halacha (laws of the Torah), especially on Shabbat and holidays, in order to follow the verse ושננתם and you shall learn and revise the Torah.One should also try to learn at least two Halachot (laws) every day.

 

Are women obligated to study Torah?

 

Women are exempt from the study of Torah,however they should be studying laws of Shabbat and laws of Berachot ect…, in order to know what to do and how to do them as well.

 

It should be noted that women who study Torah certainly have the reward for studying. Women also have an  integral and important part in bringing up the children in the way of the Torah, especially at a very young age.
 

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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