We hope to see you at BOTH Friday night services and Shabbat services this Shabbat! Our musician Phillip Namanworth will join us over Shabbat as well, so please come by and complete our Minyan.
We are very excited about Saturday night with the Boogie Woogie Mystic – See you there!
We would like to wish Tzivie’s sister, Leah, a very warm Mazal Tov on her engagement to Yosef Itzenger.Shabbat Shalom!
Every son that is born you shall cast into the River, and every daughter you shall make live (1:22)
Pharaoh did not merely allow the Jewish girls to live; he commanded to “make them live” (techayun, in the Hebrew).
Pharaoh’s decree of annihilation against the Jewish people consisted of two parts: to throw every Jewish newborn male into the Nile, and to make live every female. The boys were to be physically murdered. The girls were to be murdered spiritually by making them live the Egyptian life, by indoctrinating them into the perverse lifestyle of Egypt.
The boys were to be drowned in the Nile. The girls, too, were to be drowned in the Nile – conceptually, if not actually. The Nile, which irrigated the fields of rain-parched Egypt, was the mainstay of its economy and its most venerated god. The girls were to be raised in this cult of the river, their souls submerged in a way of life that deifies the earthly vehicle of material sustenance.
In our own day, the Pharaoh-instituted practice of drowning children in the Nile is still with us: there are still parents whose highest consideration in choosing a school for their children is how it will further their child’s economic prospects when the time will come for him or her to enter the job market.
The people of Israel survived the Egyptian galut because there were Jewish mothers who refused to comply with Pharaoh’s decree to submerge their children in his river. If we are to survive the present galut, we, too, must resist the dictates of the current Pharaohs. We must set the spiritual and moral development of our children rather than their future “earning power” and “careers” as the aim of their education.
(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)
Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn’t need my help to leave the hospital. After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.
‘I don’t know,’ he said. ‘She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.’
Moshiach and the Future Redemption
Ever since the destruction of the Holy Temple, in every generation there is an individual, a scion of the House of David, who has the potential to be the Moshiach. If at any moment the Jews are worthy of redemption, this person would be directed from Above to assume the role of the redeemer.
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Boogie Woogie Mystic
Philip Namanworth, musical maven and mystical mentor, in concert on Saturday Jan.14th 2012, 8:00 PM at the Rhinecliff Hotel.
To RSVP please call 8458767666
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Our monthly Women’s Brunch
Next occurrence, January 15th, 2012
|Candle Lighting Times:-Friday Jan 13th
Light Candles: 4:29PM
-Shabbat Jan 14th
Shabbat ends: 5:33 PM
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