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M A Weekly - Bulletin May 20th 2023 - Bamidbar Shabbat Mevarechim- 29 IYYAR 5783

05/18/2023 09:19:36 PM

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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 8:04 pm

 

Saturday, Maghen Abraham - SHABBAT 

 

Shahrit 9:00am

 

Perasha - Bamidbar

Haftara -  Shmuel I (I Samuel) Chapter 20

 

SPECIAL GOURMET KIDDUSH FOR SHABBAT MEVARECHIM

 

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

 

Mincha 8PM followed by Arvit 

 

Havdalah:  9:18pm

 

ROSH HODESH SIVAN  - Saturday evening (May 20th) to Sunday Afternoon (May 21th)

 

SHAVOUOT  - Thursday evening (May 25th) to Saturday Afternoon (May 27th)

 

UPCOMING THIS WEEK

CELEBRATIONS

MABROOK!!!

On the the wedding of

Michelle Sasson and Joseph Daly

Proud parents are

Mayer and Muriel Sasson &

Abe & Nomy Daly

 

MABROOK!!!

Mino Sayegh

on his Birthday!

 

MABROOK!!!

Eric Hasson

on his Hebrew Birthday!

 

 

HAZKAROT

HAZKARA

Eliyahu Mosseri z'L

Father of Leon Mosseri

 

 

NOTICES

MAZAL TOV AND BEST WISHES ON THE  WEDDING OF MICHELLE SASSON AND JOSEPH DALY

PROUND PARENTS
 MAYER & MURIEL SASSON & ABE & NOMY DALY
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THE COMMUNITY OFFERS IT'S CONDOLENCES TO THE RAFFOUL FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF MIMI RAFFOUL
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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 

 - Kosher Laws

3) Holy Jokes!

4) FOR KIDS!

  

1)PERASHAT HASHAVOUA

 

 This Week's Parasha Insight with Rabbi Eli Mansour

Shavuot- The Challenge – and Rewards – of Torah Commitment

Tradition teaches that the souls of all Jews who would ever live until the end of time were present at Mount Sinai when the Torah was given. This concept actually finds halachic expression, in the concept of "Mushba Ve’omed Me’Har Sinai," which means that we are all considered to have vowed at Mount Sinai to observe the Torah. The Rabbis teach that a vow to observe the Torah does not add anything, since we in any event are bound by the oath we took at Sinai to fulfill all of G-d’s commands.

On the other hand, the Gemara in Masechet Nidda tells of an additional vow that we all took, committing ourselves to observe the Torah. The Gemara teaches that before a child is born, the infant is forced to take an oath pledging to be righteous and avoid sin throughout his or her life. A number of Rabbis raised the question of why this oath is necessary, given that the child’s soul had already taken this vow at Mount Sinai. If, indeed, we are all under the category of "Mushba Ve’omed Me’Har Sinai," then why is a second oath necessary before birth?

One answer that has been given is based on a Halacha relevant to employment. An employer is not permitted to change the terms of the agreement with the employee, making his work responsibilities more difficult, without the employee’s consent. For example, if the arrangement described in the contract involves work to be done in a comfortable, air-conditioned building, the employer is not entitled to change his mind and force the employee to work outside in the scorching heat.

When we vowed at Sinai to fulfill the Misvot, we made this vow when we were just souls, without a body. But when an infant is born, the soul is placed into a body. Needless to say, observing the Torah is infinitely more difficult with a physical body. It is because of our bodies that we have needs that distract us from our obligations to G-d, and that we are so easily tempted and lured toward sinful conduct. The oath we made as souls at the time of Matan Torah does not require us to observe the Torah under the far more difficult circumstances of life with a human body. Therefore, just before birth, when the soul enters the infant’s body, a new oath is needed, wherein the child promises to meet the great challenge of fulfilling the Misvot with a physical body.

As we prepare for Shabuot, when we reaffirm our acceptance of the Torah, we should remind ourselves that Torah observance is worth every bit of hard work and sacrifice that it entails. As any conscientious Torah-committed Jew knows, living a spiritual life in our physical world is very challenging, and is fraught with struggles. But we firmly believe that the benefits and rewards of our religious commitment are worth far more than anything that we are required to sacrifice for Torah observance. We accept the Torah fully aware of the difficulty involved – but also fully aware of the great benefits we receive by striving and working to serve our Creator to the best of our ability.

 

 

2) HALAKHAT HASHAVOUA

 

Halakhot selected and translated by Hazzan David Azerad 

 

Kosher laws according to the rulings of Maran Rabbi Obadiah Yosef ZT”L

What’s the Halacha when eating milk followed by meat?

 

If one ate dairy foods and wants to eat meat foods, he should wash his hands with water, drink a little drink, and eat food that is like a small piece of bread so that his mouth is clean , and then he can eat meat foods.The same is true if he ate soft or hard cheese such as yellow cheese, burekas, etc. but after drinking milk alone, there is no need to eat something it is sufficient to simply  rinse the mouth with water. There are Ashkenazim who usually wait half an hour between dairy foods and meat foods.

 

What are the different customs regarding the waiting between meat and milk?

 

According to the Sephardim - the one who eats meat or chicken, he must not eat dairy foods until six hours have passed from the end of eating the actual meat [even though his meal lasted several hours with Divrei Torah words ,singing, eating sweets and desserts]. However, if someone has an important matter to attend to such as for a Torah lesson, he can actually eat dairy foods after five and a half hours.

 

Bnei Ashkenaz - There are different customs among the Bnei Ashkenaz, regarding the wait between meat foods and dairy foods, some wait six hours, according to the Rambam's opinion and the Shulchan Aruch, some wait 4 hours, some wait 3 hours, and some only wait one hour.

 

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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