Heritage Weekly Newsletter

Heritage Newsletter
Shabbos Information
This week`s Torah chapter is BeShalach

This Friday, January 18 Mincha will be at 4:35 PM

Candle lighting will be at 4:30 PM

Kidush is sponsored by Polina Imas on the occasion of Isabel`s birthday.

Mincha on Shabbos, January 19 will be at 4:20 PM

Maariv will be at 5:31 PM

Shabbos ends at 5:41 PM
Weekly Torah
Pharaoh finally sends the Beney Yisrael out of Egypt. HaShem leads the Jewish People towards Erets Yisrael with pillars of clouds and fire on a circuitous route which avoids the Plishtim (Philistines).

Pharaoh regrets the loss of so many slaves and chases the Jews with his army. The Beney Yisrael are very afraid as the Egyptians draw close, but HaShem protects them. Moshe raises his staff, and HaShem splits the sea, enabling the Beney Yisrael to cross safely.

Pharaoh, his heart hardened by HaShem, commands his army to pursue the Beney Yisrael, whereupon the waters crash down upon the Egyptian army. Moshe and Miryam lead the men and women, respectively, in song thanking HaShem. After travelling for three days only to find bitter waters at Marah, the people start to complain. Moshe miraculously produces potable water for them, and in Marah they receive certain mitsvot. The people complain to Moshe and Aharon that they had better food in Egypt. HaShem sends quails so they can have meat and provides the `Manna` for them. It is a miraculous bread that falls from the heavens every day except on Shabat. However, on Friday a double portion descends to supply the Sabbath needs. Nobody is able to obtain more than his daily portion, but Manna collected on Friday suffices for two days so the Jews can rest on Shabat. Some of the Manna is set aside as a memorial for future generations. After the Jews complain again about the lack of water, Moshe miraculously produces water from a rock. Amalek then attacks the Jews. Joshua leads the battle while Moshe prays for their welfare.

Birthdays
Ester Leah Volinsky
January 17
Ariel Aharon Turik
January 19
Rochel Gertsberg
January 22
Isabel Kucher
January 23
Yahrzeit
David Dimarsky
Dovid ben Eliezer
January 24
Moshe Fintushal
Moshe ben Avraham
January 18
Yosef Peisin
Yosef ben Dvora
January 21
Malka Turetskaya
Malka bas Yakov
January 21
Fenya Yelkonovich
Fenya bas Michael
January 19
Shabbos Halacha

Shabbat Kiddush: Kos Pagum

Do not use a kos pagum for kiddush. Kos pagum means either:

  • “Physically damaged or broken drinking utensil":   (You may not use such a cup for kiddush l`chatchila), OR
  • Cup of wine, grape juice, or any beverage that has been drunk from. 

This beverage may not be used for a kos shel bracha until at least a small amount more of some beverage has been added to the existing beverage.