Parshat Vayikra Schedule

Friday, March 11

  • 06:50 am – Shacharit
  • 05:25 pm – Mincha
  • 05:27 pm – Candle Lighting

Saturday, March 12

  • 07:45 am – Shacharit at Salem Towers
  • 08:45 am – Shacharit
  • 08:58 am – Latest Time for Kriat Shema
  • 11:30 am – Kiddush
  • 05:00 pm – Mincha
  • 05:30 pm – Se’udah Shlishit
  • 06:20 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 06:37 pm – Shabbat Ends

Time Change

This week is the shift to Daylight Savings Time – Remember to set your clocks an hour ahead before you go to bed on Saturday night!

Sisterhood Mishloach Manot Project

A reminder that the deadline to order your Mishloach Manot packages and Purim cards is this coming Monday, March 14. You can order using the online form.

Week of March 13 – 18


  • 08:00 am – Sunday
  • 06:40 am – Monday and Thursday
  • 06:50 am – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday


  • 06:35 pm – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • 06:20 pm – Thursday (Ta’anit Esther)


  • 07:05 pm – Sunday – Thursday

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Weekly Words of Torah

Bein Adam LaMakom & Bein Adam LeChavero

Insights into Parshat Vayikra by Mr. Meir Schlusselberg of Yeshivat Sha’alvim, by Rav Re’uven Ungar of Sha’alvim.

The Pasuk says in Sefer Vayikra (2:2) “He placed his hand upon the head of his offering and slaughtered it…” Before the bringing of a korban (ritual sacrifice), the owner of the korban would place his hand on the head of the korban. Concerning the cattle the Torah says, “he placed his hand”, concerning the sheep the Torah adds the word “et”. The Ba’al HaTurim explains that since the cattle were stronger by nature, they could handle the full force of the leaning of the hand. This was not the case with the sheep and therefore the extra word “את” is used, to indicate that a weaker force was placed on the sheep. This is teaching us the trait of mercy. When it comes to leaning on the korbanot which consist of sheep, one must remember that they are weaker and one must lean on it gently so as not to cause the sheep pain.

There is a story about Rav Eliyahu Lupian zt”l, that one time before he entered his house, he realized that his cleaning person had just finished washing the floor. He stood at the entrance of the house and cleaned his shoes with great diligence. He wasn’t satisfied until he stood on one leg and examined carefully the sole of his shoe, so that not one speck of dirt remained that could stain the ground and cause pain to the help. He then did the same with the other shoe. Only when he was absolutely positive that his shoes were completely clean, did he enter the house. The cleaning person stood in astonishment at his caution and said: “in all my life I have never seen someone so careful with his actions”; and with this there was a Kiddush Hashem.

In a similar story is told of Rav Yisrael Salanter zt”l, that before Pesach his students came to him to ask what is the most important halacha to be extra diligent with concerning the making and baking of the matza. Rav Yisrael responded, “Make sure not to over-work the widowed and orphaned workers.”

The Torah also comes to teach us that even in a Jew’s desire to get close to Hashem, he must be careful not to inflict pain on those around him. A Jew who comes to bring a korban may want to place all his effort and force on the korban when leaning on it, but the Torah warns us that one must not perform a Mitzvah at the expense of his fellow. Therefore, he must remember to have mercy on the sheep and only lean gently on them. The same is true in all aspects in our Avodat Hashem that one must take care to have the utmost sensitivity as not to hurt his fellow.