Shabbat Shalom! 1/31/2013 Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Upcoming Events

Shema Yisroel Radio Show

Your all Jewish American Radio Program

Every Sunday Morning

9:30 AM- 10:00 AM

Online Live Stream:

Sunday Feb 10th
Stay tuned for details!

Soup Salad & Soul
Our monthly women’s event to nourish your soul and body.
Next occurence: Sunday Feb 17th



This weekend is the annual Shluchos Conference, where Chabad women from around the globe meet for workshops and much more. We are so happy that Rebbetzin Tzivie will attend this wonderful program.
Purim is a few weeks away and we are feeling the Joy! Stay tuned for our Purim Programs!

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht


Short thought


 And all the people saw the voices (20:15) They saw what is ordinarily heard and they heard what is ordinarily seen.

(Midrash Lekach Tov; Rashi)

As physical beings, we “see” physical reality. On the other hand, G-dliness and spirituality is only something that is “heard”–it can be discussed, perhaps even understood to some extent, but not experienced first hand.

At the revelation at Sinai, we saw what is ordinarily heard–we experienced the divine as an immediate, tangible reality. On the other hand, what is ordinarily “seen” –the material world–was something merely “heard,” to be accepted or rejected at will.

(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)







A Gabbai approaches a guest in the Shul and says, “I want to give you an Aliyah. What is your name?” he asks the man.
The man answers, “Sara bas Rachel.”
The Gabbai says, “No, I need your name.”
The man says, “It is Sara bas Rachel.”
The Gabbai asks, “How can that be your name?”
The man answers, “I’ve been having serious financial problems, so everything is in my wife’s name.”

Moshiach and the future Redemption

Hence, in a deeper sense, belief in the Redemption is belief in the supreme truth of the Torah.




Candle Lighting Times:

Friday, February 1
Light Candles at: 4:52 pm
Shabbat, February 2
Shabbat Ends: 5:55 pm


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