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Shabbos Information
This week`s Torah chapter is Ki Sisa

This Friday, February 22 Mincha will be at 5:20 PM

Candle lighting will be at 5:14 PM

Kidush is sponsored by Lauren Roulla on occasion of yahrzeit of Yeshua Peretz ben Aaron

Mincha on Shabbos, February 23 will be at 5:05 PM
Maariv will be at 6:15 PM
Shabbos ends at 6:25 PM
Weekly Torah
Moshe conducts a census by counting each silver half-shekel donated by all men, age twenty and over. Moshe is commanded to make a copper laver for the Mishkan _ the women donate the necessary metal. The formula of the anointing oil is specified, and HaShem instructs Moshe to use this oil only for dedicating the Mishkan, its vessels, and Aharon and his sons. HaShem selects Betsalel and Oholi’av to be the master craftsmen for the Mishkan and its vessels.

The Jewish People are commanded to keep the Sabbath as an eternal sign that HaShem made the world. Moshe receives the two Tablets of Testimony on which are written the Ten Commandments. The mixed multitude that left Egypt with the Jewish People panic when Moshe`s descent seems delayed and force Aharon to make a golden calf for them to worship.

Aharon stalls and tries to delay them. HaShem tells Moshe to return to the people immediately, threatening to destroy everyone and build a new nation from Moshe. When Moshe sees the orgy of idol-worship he smashes the Tablets and destroys the golden calf. The Sons of Levi volunteer to punish the transgressors, executing 3,000 men. Moshe ascends the mountain to pray for forgiveness for the people, and HaShem accepts his prayer.

Moshe sets up the Mishkan, and HaShem`s cloud of glory returns. Moshe asks HaShem to show him the rules by which He conducts the world, but is granted only a small portion of this request. HaShem tells Moshe to hew new Tablets and reveals to him the text of the prayer that will invoke His mercy. Idol worship, intermarriage, and the combination of milk and meat are prohibited. The laws of Pesach, the First-born, the First-fruits, Shabat, Shavuot and Sukot are taught. When Moshe descends with the second set of Tablets, his face is luminous as a result of contact with the Divine.

Inspirational Quote
Birthdays
Chana Indman
February 22
Vlad Tokarskiy
February 22
Dan Feinstein
February 23
Daniel Dovid Titievsky
February 25
Dov Ber Grilli
February 26
Anniversaries
Mordechai and Rachel Sofovich
February 27
Shabbos Halacha

Shabbat: Two Loaves: Double Portion

The two loaves of bread on Shabbat reminds us of the double portion of mun we received in the desert. Even though one portion would have been eaten by Shabbat morning, we still use two loaves in the morning and two for se`uda shlishit as a reminder of the miracle.

Can other foods be used for two loafs?

Bagels: You may use two bagels for the two Shabbat loaves (lechem mishneh) even though they are already sliced most of the way through.

Crackers: The minimum volume of a cracker or crispbread (such as Ryvita or Wasa) that may be used for lechem mishneh is 1 oz. (30 ml).

Other foods: You may not substitute other foods for the two loaves (lechem mishneh). 

 

This week's Torah reading

Ki Sisa

Moshe conducts a census by counting each silver half-shekel donated by all men, age twenty and over. Moshe is commanded to make a copper laver for the Mishkan _ the women donate the necessary metal. The formula of the anointing oil is specified, and HaShem instructs Moshe to use this oil only for dedicating the Mishkan, its vessels, and Aharon and his sons. HaShem selects Betsalel and Oholi’av to be the master craftsmen for the Mishkan and its vessels.

The Jewish People are commanded to keep the Sabbath as an eternal sign that HaShem made the world. Moshe receives the two Tablets of Testimony on which are written the Ten Commandments. The mixed multitude that left Egypt with the Jewish People panic when Moshe's descent seems delayed and force Aharon to make a golden calf for them to worship.


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