We are looking forward to seeing you at our annual fundraiser, A Sweet Evening this Saturday night.
It promises to be a spectacular event not to be missed!
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht
A man (adam) who shall bring near of you an offering to G-d (1:2)
When we speak of Adam as one who “was alone in the world,” we are speaking of the very first hours of his life. Thus we are speaking of Adam before he partook of the Tree of Knowledge–of man still unsullied by sin.
This is the deeper significance of the Torah’s reference to the bearer of a korban–which has the power to obtain atonement for a transgression–as an “Adam.” Every man, the Torah is saying, harbors in the pith of his soul a pristine “Adam,” a primordial man untouched by sin. Even at the very moment his external self was transgressing the divine will, his inner essence remained loyal to G-d; it was only silenced and suppressed by his baser instincts. It is by accessing this core of purity, by unearthing that part of himself that did not sin in the first place and restoring it to its rightful place as the sovereign of his life, that man attains the state of teshuvah–return to his original state of perfection.
(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)
The students sat attentively and Ms. Alufson, the history teacher, began the oral test. “Who can tell me the date and source of this quote?” she said, “Do not ask what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” No one answered. The teacher began to rant, “You lazy brats, spoiled kids. All you care about is your cell phones and your PSPs. You haven’t learned a thing.” Finally a little Japanese girl raised her hand and said, “John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jan 20, 1961.” “That’s right!” Then the teacher began raving, “You see, you Japanese are great. You care about education. You have values, unlike these American kids. You’re more talented, gifted, better behaved…” A cry rang out from the back of the room, “To hell with the Japanese!” “Who said that?” retorted the teacher, angrily. Another voice rang out, “Harry Truman, 1945!”
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
A Sweet Evening
March 12th, 2011
At the Rhinecliff Hotel.
Fine wines, cheese desserts, raffle and entertainment!
Saturday, March 19th
Sunday March 20th
Stay tuned for more details!
Our monthly club at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck. 1st Tuesday of every month, 6PM-7PM
Next occurrence, April 5th 2011
Soup Salad and Soul
Our monthly Women’s Brunch
3rd Sunday of every month
Due to Purim we are skipping March’s SS&S – Please join us for our Purim Program Sunday March 20th!
Next occurrence April 17th,2011
Candle Lighting Times:
-Friday, March 11th: Light Candles 5:39 PM
-Shabbat, March 12th: Shabbat ends 6:39 PM
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