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Update Kiddush Sponsorship M A Weekly - Bulletin July 13th 2024 - CHUKAT - 7 TAMMUZ 5784

07/12/2024 03:07:48 PM

Jul12

M.A. WEEKLY

                      

 

CLIQUEZ ICI Pour voir ce communiqué en Français (Traduction automatique par Google)

 

 

SCHEDULE

SHABBAT TIMES

Friday Night, @Maghen Abraham

 

Mincha 6:30pm followed by Shir Hashirim -Kabbalat Shabbat - Arvit

 

Shabbat Candle lighting  8:23 pm

 

Saturday, @Maghen Abraham  

 

Shahrit 9am

 

Perasha -  CHUKAT

Haftara - Shoftim (Judges) Chapter 11:1-33

 

Kiddush Sponsored by

Joe Benamor in Honor of the HAZKARA of his mother Shoshana Bat Saada z'L 

 

Mincha 8PM followed by Arvit 

 

Havdalah:  9:27pm

 

Upcoming HOLIDAYS

 

FAST OF Tammuz July 23rd

 

 

UPCOMING THIS WEEK

CELEBRATIONS

MABROOK!!!

On the wedding Anniversary of
Armand Levy & Maggie (Magdalena) Levy

 

MABROOK!!!

Sasha Guindi
on his Birthday!

 

 

HAZKAROT

HAZKARAH

 Shoshana Bat Saada z'L 
Mother of Joe Benamor

 

HAZKARAH

Jamile Battat z'L 
Mother in law of Yvette Battat
 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES

THE COMMUNITY OFFERS IT'S CONDOLENCES TO THE ROMANO FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF
SOLLY ROMANO Z'L
___________________________________________________
REFUA SHELEMA TO MoUSSA SAAD
___________________________________________________
refua shelema to AHOUVA BAT MAZAL
___________________________________________________

REFUA SHELEMA TO Shlomo Ben Linda

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) By Hazzan David Azerad  -

Laws of Torah Study

3) Holy Jokes!

4) For KIDS

 

 

 This Week's Parasha Insight with Rabbi Eli Mansour

Parashat Hukat- Seeing the Inner Goodness

The story of Meh Meriba, when Moshe and Aharon were punished for striking a rock in the desert to produce water for Beneh Yisrael, has baffled commentators for centuries. It seems that Hashem told Moshe and Aharon to produce water by speaking to the rock, but Moshe struck the rock, instead, and for this he and Aharon were severely punished, as G-d decreed that they would die before Beneh Yisrael entered the Land of Israel. Many questions arise regarding this incident, and many different interpretations have been offered.

One explanation could be suggested in light of an insight of the Hafetz Haim (Rav Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radin, 1839-1933) into a mysterious remark in the Gemara. In Masechet Sanhedrin, the Gemara teaches that those who ridicule the Rabbis, asking, "What do they do for us?" have no share in the next world. The Hafetz Haim explained that if one denies the benefit provided by Rabbis through their learning and good deeds, then they forfeit these benefits. If we appreciate the great merit yielded by righteous figures, then we access that merit, which helps us earn a large share in the next world despite our shortcomings. But if somebody does not appreciate this merit, and thinks that the Sadikim are just wasting their time, Heaven forbid, then he cannot access it, and so he risks losing his share of the next world.

Hashem instructed Moshe and Aharon to produce water through their words of prayer. Moshe realized, however, that only those who placed their trust in the religious leaders could benefit from these prayers. Those who denied the power of Moshe and Aharon would, naturally, be denied the benefits yielded through their merits. Moshe and Aharon therefore exclaimed, "Shim’u Na Ha’morim, Ha’min Ha’sela Ha’zeh Nosi Lachem Mayim" – "Listen, O rebellious ones, will we produce water for you from this rock?!" (20:10). They turned to the "Morim," those who denied the value of Moshe and Aharon’s pious actions, and said, "You don’t believe in us – so do you think we can produce water for you?!" If they did not believe that Moshe and Aharon provided them with any benefit, then they forfeited all such benefit, and so they could not drink the water which Moshe and Aharon would produce.

G-d was angry at Moshe and Aharon, however, because they failed to see the inner spark of goodness within even the "Morim." True, there were those among the nation who were "rebellious," who did not trust them, who fought with them and disrespected them. But this was only the exterior. Inside, they were pure and righteous. Moshe and Aharon were wrong for assuming that these "Morim" could not benefit from the water they would produce – because even the "Morim" had a sacred spark within them which was capable of being ignited.

We must never give up on anyone. Every Jew, even if we do not see it, has a spark of greatness within him or her. We must believe and try to appreciate the inner goodness within every person, and do what we can to help bring that inner goodness out into the open.

 

 

Halachot this week are selected and Translated by Hazzan David Azerad

 

Laws of Torah study, according to the rulings of the late Maran Rabbi Obadiah Yosef Z”TL

What is the value of studying Torah?

 

The commandment of Studying Torah is weighed against all the commandments, as it is mentioned in the Tractate Pe’aa "And Talmud Torah against all."  

 

 (מסכת פאה פ"א מ"א): "ותלמוד תורה כנגד כולם".  

 

And King Solomon said (Proverbs 11:11): "For wisdom is better than pearls, and all things are not equal in it", "all things" - including even objects of heaven. And the sages said: "All the commandments of the Torah are not equal to one word of the Torah" (Yerushalmi Pe’aa)

"Those who engage in the Torah, their virtue is greater than the prophets" (The Holy Zohar Parshat Tzav Daf 35 Amud A).

 

Mitzvah and Torah study - which comes first?

If you are given an opportunity to study Torah and do another mitzvah at the same time and you have the choice, how should you proceed?  If it is possible for the Mitzvah to be done by others, you should not stop from studying Torah, however if it is not possible for it to be done by others, then you should do the mitzvah and then return to your study of Torah. Because the purpose of studying the Torah is to keep it, as we say "learn and teach to keep and do and keep".

 

"ללמוד וללמד לשמור ולעשות ולקיים".

 

 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 

 

 

 

4) FOR KIDS

Click on the image to open the youtube video

 

 

LIFECYCLE EVENTS

Celebrate a lifecycle event with us by sponsoring a Kiddouch

 

CONGREGATION MAGHEN ABRAHAM

 

Contact Us

Maghen Abraham
POB 111, Succ Snowdon, Montreal,

H3X 3T3

 

Synagogue:
4894 St-Kévin 
Montréal, Québec, Canada 
macommunaute@maghenabraham.com

 

M A Weekly - Bulletin July 13th 2024 - CHUKAT - 7 TAMMUZ 5784

07/12/2024 01:35:53 PM

Jul12

M.A. WEEKLY

                      

 

CLIQUEZ ICI Pour voir ce communiqué en Français (Traduction automatique par Google)

 

 

SCHEDULE

SHABBAT TIMES

Friday Night, @Maghen Abraham

 

Mincha 6:30pm followed by Shir Hashirim -Kabbalat Shabbat - Arvit

 

Shabbat Candle lighting  8:23 pm

 

Saturday, @Maghen Abraham  

 

Shahrit 9am

 

Perasha -  CHUKAT

Haftara - Shoftim (Judges) Chapter 11:1-33

 

Kiddush Sponsored by

Maghen Abraham

 

Mincha 8PM followed by Arvit 

 

Havdalah:  9:27pm

 

Upcoming HOLIDAYS

 

FAST OF Tammuz July 23rd

 

 

UPCOMING THIS WEEK

CELEBRATIONS

MABROOK!!!

On the wedding Anniversary of
Armand Levy & Maggie (Magdalena) Levy

 

MABROOK!!!

Sasha Guindi
on his Birthday!

 

 

HAZKAROT

HAZKARAH

 Shoshana Bat Saada z'L 
Mother of Joe Benamor

 

HAZKARAH

Jamile Battat z'L 
Mother in law of Yvette Battat
 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES

THE COMMUNITY OFFERS IT'S CONDOLENCES TO THE ROMANO FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF
SOLLY ROMANO Z'L
___________________________________________________
REFUA SHELEMA TO MoUSSA SAAD
___________________________________________________
refua shelema to AHOUVA BAT MAZAL
___________________________________________________

REFUA SHELEMA TO Shlomo Ben Linda

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) By Hazzan David Azerad  -

Laws of Torah Study

3) Holy Jokes!

4) For KIDS

 

 

 This Week's Parasha Insight with Rabbi Eli Mansour

Parashat Hukat- Seeing the Inner Goodness

The story of Meh Meriba, when Moshe and Aharon were punished for striking a rock in the desert to produce water for Beneh Yisrael, has baffled commentators for centuries. It seems that Hashem told Moshe and Aharon to produce water by speaking to the rock, but Moshe struck the rock, instead, and for this he and Aharon were severely punished, as G-d decreed that they would die before Beneh Yisrael entered the Land of Israel. Many questions arise regarding this incident, and many different interpretations have been offered.

One explanation could be suggested in light of an insight of the Hafetz Haim (Rav Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radin, 1839-1933) into a mysterious remark in the Gemara. In Masechet Sanhedrin, the Gemara teaches that those who ridicule the Rabbis, asking, "What do they do for us?" have no share in the next world. The Hafetz Haim explained that if one denies the benefit provided by Rabbis through their learning and good deeds, then they forfeit these benefits. If we appreciate the great merit yielded by righteous figures, then we access that merit, which helps us earn a large share in the next world despite our shortcomings. But if somebody does not appreciate this merit, and thinks that the Sadikim are just wasting their time, Heaven forbid, then he cannot access it, and so he risks losing his share of the next world.

Hashem instructed Moshe and Aharon to produce water through their words of prayer. Moshe realized, however, that only those who placed their trust in the religious leaders could benefit from these prayers. Those who denied the power of Moshe and Aharon would, naturally, be denied the benefits yielded through their merits. Moshe and Aharon therefore exclaimed, "Shim’u Na Ha’morim, Ha’min Ha’sela Ha’zeh Nosi Lachem Mayim" – "Listen, O rebellious ones, will we produce water for you from this rock?!" (20:10). They turned to the "Morim," those who denied the value of Moshe and Aharon’s pious actions, and said, "You don’t believe in us – so do you think we can produce water for you?!" If they did not believe that Moshe and Aharon provided them with any benefit, then they forfeited all such benefit, and so they could not drink the water which Moshe and Aharon would produce.

G-d was angry at Moshe and Aharon, however, because they failed to see the inner spark of goodness within even the "Morim." True, there were those among the nation who were "rebellious," who did not trust them, who fought with them and disrespected them. But this was only the exterior. Inside, they were pure and righteous. Moshe and Aharon were wrong for assuming that these "Morim" could not benefit from the water they would produce – because even the "Morim" had a sacred spark within them which was capable of being ignited.

We must never give up on anyone. Every Jew, even if we do not see it, has a spark of greatness within him or her. We must believe and try to appreciate the inner goodness within every person, and do what we can to help bring that inner goodness out into the open.

 

 

Halachot this week are selected and Translated by Hazzan David Azerad

 

Laws of Torah study, according to the rulings of the late Maran Rabbi Obadiah Yosef Z”TL

What is the value of studying Torah?

 

The commandment of Studying Torah is weighed against all the commandments, as it is mentioned in the Tractate Pe’aa "And Talmud Torah against all."  

 

 (מסכת פאה פ"א מ"א): "ותלמוד תורה כנגד כולם".  

 

And King Solomon said (Proverbs 11:11): "For wisdom is better than pearls, and all things are not equal in it", "all things" - including even objects of heaven. And the sages said: "All the commandments of the Torah are not equal to one word of the Torah" (Yerushalmi Pe’aa)

"Those who engage in the Torah, their virtue is greater than the prophets" (The Holy Zohar Parshat Tzav Daf 35 Amud A).

 

Mitzvah and Torah study - which comes first?

If you are given an opportunity to study Torah and do another mitzvah at the same time and you have the choice, how should you proceed?  If it is possible for the Mitzvah to be done by others, you should not stop from studying Torah, however if it is not possible for it to be done by others, then you should do the mitzvah and then return to your study of Torah. Because the purpose of studying the Torah is to keep it, as we say "learn and teach to keep and do and keep".

 

"ללמוד וללמד לשמור ולעשות ולקיים".

 

 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 

 

 

 

4) FOR KIDS

Click on the image to open the youtube video

 

 

LIFECYCLE EVENTS

Celebrate a lifecycle event with us by sponsoring a Kiddouch

 

CONGREGATION MAGHEN ABRAHAM

 

Contact Us

Maghen Abraham
POB 111, Succ Snowdon, Montreal,

H3X 3T3

 

Synagogue:
4894 St-Kévin 
Montréal, Québec, Canada 
macommunaute@maghenabraham.com

 
Thu, July 18 2024 12 Tammuz 5784