We hope to see you this Saturday night for our delicious and entertaining Tu Bishvat Seder! Feel free to bring a friend or two as well!
Fill an omer of it to he kept for your generations; that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness (16:32)
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 one 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.
Hence the connection between the manna and the mitzvah of Shabbat. Shabbat, too, carries this lesson, serving as a weekly reminder that our sustenance comes from G-d. On the face of it, it might seem that ceasing work one day a week would lessen one’s income; but the Jew knows that his earthly labor is only the channel through which G-d chooses to supply him what is essentially “bread from heaven,” and that the best and most efficient conduit is one that conforms to the will of Him who supplies sustenance to all His creatures.
(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)
One day, Betty goes to her dentist and asks him how much it will cost to extract a wisdom tooth.
“Two hundred dollars,” the dentist says.
“That’s a ridiculous amount,” Betty says. “Isn’t there a cheaper way?”
“Well,” the dentist says, “if I don’t use an anaesthetic, I can knock it down to a hundred and fifty dollars.”
“That’s still too expensive,” Betty says.
“Okay,” says the dentist. “If I save on anaesthesia and simply rip the teeth out with a pair of pliers, I could get away with charging you only a hundred dollars.”
“No,” moans Betty, “it’s still too much.”
“Hmm,” says the dentist, scratching his head. “If I let one of my students do it without anaesthetic and use a pair of old pliers – just for the experience, you understand, I suppose I could charge you just fifty dollars.”
“Marvelous,” says the woman, “book my husband for next Tuesday!”
The Rhinebeck Jewish Center is a project of Chabad Dutchess.
Saturday Shabbat Services, 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Followed by a delicious Kiddush
16 W. Chestnut St., Rhinebeck NY
Tu Bishvat Seder
January 15th, 2011, 7:00PM
At 16 W.Chestnut St, Rhinebeck NY
A combination of delicious exotic fruits and Kabbalistic discussions will make for a fabulous evening!
Soup Salad and Soul
Our monthly Woman’s Brunch
3rd Sunday of every month
Next occurrence January 16th,2011
Our monthly club at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck. 1st Tuesday of every month, 6PM-7PM
Next occurrence, February 1st 2011
A Sweet Evening
March 5th 2011
At the Rhinecliff hotel
Candle Lighting Times:
-Friday, Jan. 14th: Light Candles 4:30 PM
-Shabbat, Jan. 15th: Shabbat ends 5:35 PM
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