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A painting on canvas, signed and professionally framed.

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$250.00 OBO. All offers considered.

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Visit Love Stitches By Naomi

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What Will The World Say?

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Chabad of Mid-Hudson Valley Newsletter

Friday, August 15, 2014
Av 19, 5773
Parshat Eikev
Pirkei Avot: Chapter 5

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A word from the Rabbi


hebrew school
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Chabad Hebrew School offers a Jewish education that’s stimulating, hands-on and meaningful. Chabad, with its non-judgmental approach, embraces all children regardless of their affiliation or their level of observance. The focus is to instill Jewish pride and a strong Jewish identity in the children. The teachers are passionate about what they teach and are living role models.

 

A significant ingredient of our program is making Judaism exciting and fun for the children, because for many children this is their only connection to Judaism, and we would like that as adults these children will reflect positively on their experience and be eager to provide their children with the same opportunity. Thus, children love coming to Chabad Hebrew School.

 

No child will be turned away due to financial difficulties.

 

Shabbat Services: No Shabbat Services this week, see you next week.

 

Dear Friends, 

 

Much has been said and written about   the galut mentality, the subservience felt by generations of Jews living in the Diaspora. As second-class citizens for so many generations in Eastern Europe and in the Arab countries, Jews, allegedly, came to lose their self-esteem. Finally, in our own time, the old ghetto Jew would be replaced with a proud, strong, independent Israeli. No more would Moshke the Jew cower before his

poretz, the country squire. Jews would now walk tall.

In this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Eikev, Moses reminds his people never to forget that it was G-d who took them out of Egypt and who led them through the wilderness into the Promised Land. And he describes the wilderness as “that great and awesome desert.” (8:14-15) The wilderness before we reach the Promised Land represents the state of exile. And the problem with this wilderness is that we are impressed with it. In our eyes it is “great.” The big, wide world out there is great, powerful, and all too overwhelming to the Jew.

We forget that the real galut mentality is not confined to those living in an eighteenth-century ghetto. The real exile is the exile within our own heads and hearts – the exile in considering the non-Jewish world to be so great. When we attach so much significance to the outside world, then we are still living in a state of exile and with a galut mindset, no matter where we may be geographically.

And once we start attaching greatness to this wilderness, our sense of self-worth is further eroded and we begin considering this wilderness not only “great” but also “awesome,” even terrifying.

But why? The new Israel was supposed to be different. No more weakness, no more cowardice, gone with the old world syndromes. So why do we still care what they say? If we are convinced that justice and morality are with us, then it shouldn’t bother us what others may say. If they have a problem with an Israel that can defend itself and stand up and fight its own battles, then that’s their problem, not ours. We will do what we need to do.

Why should I respect a world that has so lost its moral bearings that genocide in Darfur goes unnoticed and the most “immoral” country on the globe is an Israel that defends its civilian population from rocket attacks? Why do we suffer anxiety attacks every time the United Nations condemns us?

The answer is because the big, wide world is the wilderness we live in. And that wilderness is perceived by us as “great and awesome.” And as long as a corrupt, hypocritical, morally bankrupt world impresses us we will continue to be demoralized by its negative opinion of us.

The Torah is telling us: Know, Jew, that there is nothing whatsoever to be impressed with – that this world is nothing but a wilderness, and a moral wilderness at that.  The princes of the wilderness society are paupers of the spirit. Anti-Semitism is a fact of life and the sooner we accept that reality, the healthier and saner we will all be. By all means, wage the diplomatic war; do battle with media bias. But don’t fret if you fail to turn around public opinion.

Remember that the first step in leaving the exile is to stop being impressed or intimidated by it. In order to redeem our land and our people, we must first redeem our own souls and our own self-respect. May we never forget where our true strength lies. When we remember who took us out of Egypt and led us through the wilderness, and who the great and awesome Being of Beings is and that He is our strength  Then we will be able to truly walk tall and stand proud,  forever.

Shabbat Shalom, 

Rabbi Yacov & Hindy Borenstein

http://www.chabadmidhudsonvalley.com  

Jewish Humor!

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I

n an all-Jewish school, a Russian man decided to disrupt a math class. 

He stormed in and cried, “You Jews think you’re so smart, try and answer this! There are seven trains going all around the country with sixteen cars on each train. There are thirty-three people on each car. How old am I?”

No one responds. A boy in the back stands up and says, “48.” 
Amazed, the Russian says “Yes! How did you know?”

The boy replied, “There’s a man in our villiage that’s twenty-four and is only half meshugah.”

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Light Candles at
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Sunday morning services:
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 Service 9:30 AM
Breakfast 10:00 AM
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To Know He is Watching Over us

To Know He is Watching Over us

Originally posted on Naomi Fata:

How many of us know the familiar hymn ‘His Eye is on the Sparrow‘?

When Jesus is my portion
A constant friend is he
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches over me
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches me

In the past few weeks I have had several instances in which I so clearly felt His tender loving care over me. All of them are everyday, aspects of life and yet I knew my Father was pouring His love out on me!

The Little Red Wagon

IMG_1712All summer I have been stopping by yard sales to find a little red wagon for the kids. My husband loves the vintage ones rather than the newer plastic version. In the midst of looking I had been telling the Lord I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on one…

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Shabbat Shalom! RJC 8/15/2015

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Upcoming Events
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Kiddush Club 
Shabbat Day
Services 9:30 AM
Followed by a delicious Kiddush
102 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck NY 12572
A Taste Of Israel
Sunday August 17th, 12:00 PM @ the RJC: Authentic Israeli Lunch featuring Falafel, Shwarma, Pita, Hummus, Salads and more accompanied by Israeli music and atmosphere.

Greetings!
Please join us  this Sunday for A Taste Of Israel.
Reciting a special prayer and showing our support for our brethren in Israel, we will experience authentic Israeli food, music and dancing. Bring a friend and enjoy a taste of Israel!
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht

 

Short Thought:

And He afflicted you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna… in order to make you know that man does not live by bread alone (8:3) RabbiShimonbarYochai was asked by his disciples: Why didn’t the manna come down for Israel once a year?He replied: I shall give a parable. This thing may be compared to a king of flesh and blood who had an only son, whom he provided with maintenance once a year, so that he would visit his father once a year only. Thereupon he provided for his maintenance every day, so that he called on him every day. The same with Israel. One who had four or five children would worry, saying: Perhaps no manna will come down tomorrow, and all will die of hunger? Thus they were found to turn their attention to their Father in Heaven.(Talmud, Yoma 76a)

For forty years, the Children of Israel were sustained by “bread from heaven,” instilling in them the recognition that sustenance comes entirely from G-d; that no matter how much a person toils to earn his livelihood, he receives no more, and no less, than what has been allotted him from Above.

The challenge is to retain this recognition also after entering the land and making the transition to “bread from the earth.” Even when we are nourished by bread which we earn by “the sweat of our brow,” we must remember that, in truth, our sustenance comes from G-d, and that we never receive an iota more or an iota less than what is allotted us from Above.

(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humor

A boy with a monkey on his shoulder was walking down the road when he passed a policeman who said, “Now, now young lad, I think you had better take that monkey the zoo.” The next day, the boy was walking down the road with the monkey on his shoulder again, when he passed the same policeman. The policeman said, “Hey there, I thought I told you to take that money to the zoo!” The boy answered, “I did! Today I’m taking him to the movies.”

Announcements
Please say Tehilim for a complete Refuah Shelemah for our friends:
 Mr.Curtis Katz . Hebrew name: Tzadok Hacohen ben Esther
Mrs. Barbara Glazer : Baila Gittel bas Mindel
Menachem Mendel ben Menucha Rochel
Huna Yael ben Mindel
Mindel Bayla Bas Chana Esther
Simone Pearl Pincus Har-Even, Hebrew name: Sima bas Mindel
May we only share good news!
Please contact us to have a Mazal Tov or Announcement placed here to share with the community.
845.876.7666 or Rabbi@sixminuterabbi.com
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Friday, August 15
Light Candles at: 7:39 pm
Shabbat, August 16
Shabbat Ends: 8:40 pm
If you or someone you know are in need of candles and/or information about lighting Shabbat candles, please contact the RJC at 845.876.7666 
Chabad offers a wide range of programs for the entire Jewish community. No membership is necessary, and we welcome all — regardless of affiliation or background.

Chabad provides a non-judgmental, welcoming environment for Jewish families and individuals to explore our rich heritage.

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A Taste Of Israel with the RJC

Rhinebeck Jewish Center
   
 
 
In solidarity of our brethren the RJC is proud to offer
A Taste Of Israel 

Sunday August 17th, 12:00 PM @ the RJC
Recite a special prayer for the safety of our brethren in the land of Israel and enjoy an authentic Israeli Lunch featuring Falafel, Shwarma, Pita, Hummus, Salads and more accompanied by Israeli music and atmosphere.

Come and celebrate our beautiful and courageous homeland by experiencing some of the most fun and delicious Israeli traditions.

See you there!
Rabbi and Rebbetzin Hecht 

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Isaiah 53 Poem by Nicholas Hayes

Isaiah 53 Poem by Nicholas Hayes

Originally posted on Christian Resource Ministry:

Isaiah 53: 5-6 (NIV)

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Out of the mouth of the driest land; came forth this fertile tree
Nothing magnetic about it’s hand; rejected and shamed for thee
 
Fraught and close with suffering; clinched in the grasp of pain
Living a life collecting sorrow; removing it from my name
 
 Cursed he is to take the yoke of all this on his deck
How red the mark that bleeds beneath the contour of his neck
 
 The pressing of the beating and the puncture of the dart
Were displayed for all to…

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To Dwell in the Secret Place

To Dwell in the Secret Place

Originally posted on Naomi Fata:

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91:1 (KJV)

For this verse I chose to quote the King James because I love the wording of the ‘secret place’ . The NIV says “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty”

Regardless of which version we use I have been pondering the depth of this verse. A couple of days ago my mentor gave me a new book to read entitled Do Not be Afraid! How to Find Freedom From Fear by Rabbi K. A. Schneider. Though I haven’t gotten far yet, the introduction caught my attention. He begins by saying about Psalm 91 “In this glorious chapter we learn that God is our refuge, our fortress, and our defender. He is our protector, shield and our place of…

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“Your Money or Your Life?”

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Chabad of Mid-Hudson Valley Newsletter

Friday, August 8, 2014
Av 12, 5773
Parshat Vaetchanan
Shabbat Nachamu
Pirkei Avot: Chapter 4

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A word from the Rabbi


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Many parents in the Mid Hudson Valley Jewish Community increasingly find themselves in a common predicament. Desiring to provide their children with a Jewish education, yet simultaneously, not wishing to expose their children to the same experience that they had when attending Hebrew School. For many parents, they remember learning prayers and words that they didn’t understand and were therefore meaningless.

 

Fortunately, Chabad Hebrew School offers a Jewish education that’s stimulating, hands-on and meaningful. Chabad, with its non-judgmental approach, embraces all children regardless of their affiliation or their level of observance. The focus is to instill Jewish pride and a strong Jewish identity in the children. The teachers are passionate about what they teach and are living role models.

 

A significant ingredient of our program is making Judaism exciting and fun for the children, because for many children this is their only connection to Judaism, and we would like that as adults these children will reflect positively on their experience and be eager to provide their children with the same opportunity. Thus, children love coming to Chabad Hebrew School.

 

Anonymous donor covers new Hebrew School applicants! Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all new applicants will receive a first time 50% discount on Hebrew School tuition and anyone bringing in a new applicant will receive a 20% discount on tuition.

 

No child will be turned away due to financial difficulties.

 

Shabbat Services: 10:00 AM followed by a delicious Kiddush.

 

Dear Friends, 

Judaism’s most famous prayer comes from this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Vaetchanan. Shma Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu Hashem Echad. “Hear O Israel, G-d is our G-d, G-d is One” (Deuteronomy 6:4). “And you shall love the L-rd your G-d,” the verse continues, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your meod.”

 

Rashi, the great Biblical commentator, interprets this last phrase — “with all your meod” — to mean “with all your resources,” i.e. your money. This, of course begs the question: if we have already been commanded to love G-d “with all your soul” — which the commentaries understand to mean that we should be prepared to give our very life for G-d– then why the rather mundane command about money? Surely, if we are prepared to give our life for G-d, then sharing our money is a small thing to ask?

 

Rashi explains that in fact there are individuals who value their money more than their lives. Such people need to be told to love G-d with all their money.

 

Jack Benny, the well-known American entertainer from long ago, used to joke self- deprecatingly about his frugality. Once, he told of walking down a New York street late at night when he suddenly felt cold, hard metal pointing into his back and a gruff voice barked, “Your money or your life!” When he didn’t immediately respond, the gun at his back pressed deeper into his flesh and the voice from behind became more menacing, “Your money or your life!” Benny replied, “I’m thinking, I’m thinking.”

 

There are actually quite a few real life situations today which prove that this is no joke. There is no shortage of people, from private contractors in Iraq to white farmers in Zimbabwe, who pursue business opportunities and careers which place their lives in danger.

 

So the Torah insists that we must love G-d with all our heart, soul, life and resources — whatever it is that we value and cherish most, we should be prepared to dedicate in love to G-d.

 

I have spoken of this concept at Pidyon Haben (“Redemption of the First Born”) ceremonies, where one finds a very strange dialogue between the father and the Kohen. By Torah law, every first born belongs to G-d, or to G-d’s designated representative, the Kohen. The Kohen therefore asks the father of the newborn child, “Which do you prefer: your first born son, or the five silver shekels you are obligated to give me for his redemption?”

 

Now what kind of absurd question is that? Is this “The Money or the Box”? Which normal father is going to give away his son when he can keep him for the small price of five silver coins? No one is waiting in breathless suspense for the father’s answer.

 

In truth, however, it is a very serious question. The priestly minister of G-d asks of the father of this child: In your newborn son’s future life, what will be of primary significance? Will it be the child or the shekel? Will you place high importance on finance or on family time? Will you raise this child with an emphasis on materialism or on more meaningful things? This is really a very good question after all — one which parents need to consider soberly before responding to.

 

How many workaholics do we know who are so busy making a living that they forget to live. Remember, no one was ever heard lamenting on their deathbed, “Oy, if only I’d spent more time at the office!”

 

So the Shma reminds us that whatever our core values may be, they should be directed to G-d and His service.

 

Even for those who aren’t overly thrifty, money is an issue. The reality is that it’s not cheap to be Jewish, certainly not to live Jewishly. Whether it’s the higher price of kosher food and Jewish schooling, or the additional expenses of preparing for Passover, building a Sukkah, or acquiring tefillin and mezuzahs, all these things require a commitment from us financially. When we make that commitment with love and don’t complain about the high cost of being Jewish, then we are observing the mitzvah of loving G-d with all our “meod” — our money and resources.

 

But don’t worry. G-d loves us too.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Yacov & Hindy Borenstein

http://www.chabadmidhudsonvalley.com

Jewish Humor!

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One day, a man went to an auction. While there, he bid on an exotic parrot.

He really wanted this bird, so he got caught up in the bidding. He kept on bidding, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and higher.

Finally, after he bid way more than he intended, he won the bid. The price

was high but the fine bird was finally his!

As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the Auctioneer, “I sure hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he can’t talk!”

“Don’t worry,” said the Auctioneer, “He can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you?”

The New Extension to the Chabad Center
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 Candle Lighting Times

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 Poughkeepsie, NY   
Shabbat Candles
Friday, August 8  

 
Light Candles at
7:47 PM
Shabbat ends at:
8:50 PM
Upcoming Events
Shabbat Services 

10:00 AM
followed by a delecious kiddush

 

Sunday morning services:
Bagels, Lox & Torah
 Service 9:30 AM
Breakfast 10:00 AM
at the Chabad Center
 
Women’s Torah class:
Torah and Tea
Wednesday’s 10:00 AM
at the Borenstein’s home
Quick Links
Donate Now
Donate Now
Join Our Mailing List
Mazal Tov
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