Friday, March 25
- 06:50 am – Shacharit
- 06:40 pm – Mincha
- 06:43 pm – Candle Lighting
Saturday, March 26
- 07:45 am – Shacharit at Salem Towers
- 08:45 am – Shacharit
- 09:43 am – Latest Time for Kriat Shema
- 11:30 am – Kiddush
- 05:20 pm – Men’s Class in Derech Hashem
- 06:20 pm – Mincha
- 06:50 pm – Se’udah Shlishit
- 07:40 pm – Ma’ariv
- 07:53 pm – Shabbat Ends
Week of March 27 – April 1
- 08:00 am – Sunday
- 06:40 am – Monday and Thursday
- 06:50 am – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
- 06:50 pm – Monday – Friday
- 07:20 pm – Monday – Thursday
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Weekly Words of Torah
Not to Bow
Parshat Shemini insights of Mr. Ashie Schreier of Yeshivat Sha’alvim, by Rav Re’uven Ungar of Sha’alvim.
The Kol Eliyahu asks an interesting question. In Parshat Vayishlach when Yaakov brought his family in front of Esau the pausk says, “v’et echad asar yiladav” (and his eleven children). Rashi over there says the one missing was Dinah because they hid her so Esau wouldn’t see her. The Kol Eliyahu asks, how does Rashi know this? Maybe one of the brothers were missing? It doesn’t specifically say eleven sons were there?
To answer this question he brings a midrash from Megilat Esther. When Mordechai refused to bow down to Haman, the midrash brings a conversation that happened between Mordechai and the guards. They asked him why he wouldn’t bow down if his ancestor Ya’akov bowed down to Esau when he saw him and there were no problems? Mordechai answered back that he is from Binyamin and when Ya’akov bowed down Binyamin had not yet been born. Mordechai continued that it was because of this Binyamin had the Beit HaMikdash built in his land so it was different for him.
The Kol Eliyahu explains that as we just saw from this midrash, Binyamin had the Beit HaMikdash in his portion because he was not there when Ya’akov bowed to Esau. If one of the other brothers were missing then they too, would have had the merit to have the Beit HaMikdash in their land, so it must be that Dinah was the one missing.