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Shabbos Information
This week`s Torah chapter is VeEschonon

This Friday, August 16 Mincha will be at 7:00 PM

Candle lighting will be at 7:30 PM

Kidush is sponsored by Lena and Misha Goizman to thank Hashem for always openly manifesting his kindness to us and in gratitude to our Heritage Village for always having our back!

Mincha on Shabbos, August 17 will be at 7:20 PM

Maariv will be at 8:38 PM

Shabbos ends at 8:48 PM
Weekly Torah

Although Moshe is content that Yehoshua will lead the nation, Moshe now prays to be allowed to enter the Land of Israel in order to fulfil its special mitsvot. However, HaShem refuses his request. Moshe reminds the Beney Yisrael of the gathering at Sinay when they received the Torah -- that they saw no visual representation of the Divine, but only the sound of words. Moshe impresses on the Beney Yisrael that the revelation of Sinay took place to an entire nation, not to a select elite, and that only the Jewish People will ever be able to claim that HaShem spoke to their entire nation. Moshe specifically enjoins the Beney Yisrael to `pass over` the event of the gathering at Sinay to their children throughout all generations. Moshe accurately predicts that after the Beney Yisrael have dwelled in Erets Yisrael they will sin, be exiled from the Land, and be scattered among all the peoples. They will stay few in number but eventually they will return to HaShem. Moshe designates three `cities of refuge` to which a person who kills inadvertently may flee. Moshe repeats the Ten Commandments and then teaches the Shema, the central credo of Judaism - that there is only one G-d. Then Moshe warns the people not to succumb to materialism and forget their purpose as a spiritual nation. The Parashah ends with Moshe exhorting the Beney Yisrael not to intermarry when they enter into Erets Yisrael, as they cannot be a treasured and holy nation if they intermarry and become indistinguishable from the other nations.

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Birthdays
Jennie Berkovich
August 15
Eitan Goizman
August 16
Eliyahu Nachum Vladimirskiy
August 17
Talia Malka Korneyev
August 20
Yosef Maslovsky
August 20
Anniversaries
Yaakov and Inna Obodyanik
August 18
Mordechai and Olga Kilshteyn
August 22
Yahrzeit
Liba Peisin
Liba bas Sheina Leah
August 17
Roman Shlyakhtichman
Yerachmiel ben Nachman
August 20
Shabbos Halacha

Eating Before Havdala - Forgetting Ata Chonantanu

If you forgot to say ata chonantanu after Shabbat (or Jewish festivals), you do not need to repeat the amida. But, if you then ate food before saying havdala, you must repeat the amida including ata chonantanu. 

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This week's Torah reading

Eikev

If the Beney Yisrael are careful to observe even those `minor' mitsvot that are usually `trampled' underfoot, Moshe promises them that they will be the most blessed of the nations of the Earth. Moshe tells Beney Yisrael that they will conquer Erets Kena’an little by little, so that the land will not be overrun by wild animals in the hiatus before the Beney Yisrael are able to organize and settle the whole land. After again warning the Beney Yisrael to burn all carved idols of Canaanite gods, Moshe stresses that The Torah is indivisible and not open to partial observance. Moshe describes the Land of Israel as a land of wheat, barley, grapes, figs and pomegranates, a land of oil-yielding olives and date-honey. Moshe cautions the Beney Yisrael not to become haughty and think that what they will have in Erets Yisrael is a result of their own powers or vigour; rather they must always remember that it was HaShem who gave them wealth and success. Nor did HaShem drive out the Canaanites because of the righteousness of the Beney Yisrael, but rather because of the sins of the Canaanites; for the road from Sinay has been a catalogue of large and small sins and rebellions against HaShem and Moshe. Moshe details the events after HaShem spoke the Ten Commandments at Sinay, culminating in his bringing down the second set of Tablets on Yom Kipur. Aharon's passing is recorded together with the elevation of the Levites to minister to HaShem. Moshe points out that the 70 souls that went down into Egypt have now become like the stars of the heaven for abundance. After specifying the great virtues of the Land of Israel, Moshe speaks the second paragraph of the Shema, which conceptualizes reward for keeping the mitsvot and penalty for not keeping them.


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