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Tu Bishvat Shabbat Luncheon
Saturday January 18th
Services 9:30 am
Luncheon 11:30 am
At the RJC
Our monthly women’s event to nourish your soul and body.
Sunday January 19th.
A big Mazal Tov to Rebbetzin Tzivie on the wedding of her uncle Ezzy Rappaport this weekend! May we only share Simchas!
We hope everyone is staying warm and toasty – feel free to stop by for some hot cocoa and say hello!
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht
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)
A DEA Agent stopped at a ranch in Texas and talked to an old rancher. He told the rancher, “I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs.” The rancher said, “okay, but don’t go into that field over there…”, as he pointed out the location. The DEA Agent verbally exploded and said, “look mister, I have the authority of the federal government with me!” Reaching into his rear back pocket, the arrogant officer removed his badge and proudly displayed it to the rancher. “See this badge?! This badge means I can go wherever I want… On any land! No questions asked, no answers given! Do you understand old man?!”
The rancher kindly nodded, apologized, and went about his chores. Moments later the rancher heard loud screams, he looked up and saw the DEA agent running for his life, being chased by the ranchers big Santa Gertrudis Bull…… With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it was likely that he’d sure enough get gored before he reached safety. The officer was clearly terrified. The old rancher threw down his tools, ran as fast as he could to the fence, and yelled at the top of his lungs……
“YOUR BADGE! SHOW HIM YOUR BADGE!”
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
May we only share good news!
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Candle Lighting Times:
|Friday, January 10
|Light Candles at: 4:25 pm
|Shabbat, January 11
|Shabbat Ends: 5:30 pm
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