Friday, April 8
- 06:50 am – Shacharit
- 06:55 pm – Mincha
- 06:59 pm – Candle Lighting
Saturday, April 9
- 07:45 am – Shacharit at Salem Towers
- 08:45 am – Shacharit
- 09:29 am – Latest Time for Kriat Shema
- 11:30 am – Kiddush
- 05:35 pm – Men’s Class in Derech Hashem
- 06:35 pm – Mincha
- 07:05 pm – Se’udah Shlishit
- 07:55 pm – Ma’ariv
- 08:09 pm – Shabbat Ends
Week of April 10 – 15
- 08:00 am – Sunday
- 06:40 am – Monday and Thursday
- 06:50 am – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
- 07:05 pm – Monday – Friday
- 07:35 pm – Monday – Thursday
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Weekly Words of Torah
Giving Thanks to Hashem
Insights into Parshat Metzora by Sgan Rosh Yeshivat Sha’alvim, Rav Aryeh Hendler, by Rav Re’uven Ungar of Sha’alvim.
The beginning of Parshat Metzora discusses the affliction of tzara’at as it applies to homes. Rashi quotes the view of Chazal that this is beneficial. The Emorites hid their valuables in the wals of their homes during the 40 years that the Jewish People were in the desert. Upon being affiicted with tzara’at in the home, the walls would be removed and the valuables would be found.
Rav Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira, the Rebbe of Peasachna, raises the following question: Why did the Torah decree that the home is impure (tameh) for a week, and may culminate in the removing of the walls. If the intention is to benefit the Jewish People, why weren’t the walls to be removed at once, thus avoiding the difficulty of the period of tumah, and hastening the finding of the valuable?
The Rebbe responds that we are aware that all that Hashem does is for our good. However, at times the punishements appear that they- G-d forbid- create a distance between us and Him. Nevertheless- even punsishements of this type lead us to return to Him. The affliction of tzara’at- as unpleasant as it may be- yields positive results.
Let us recall in what era the Rebbe was active. The Rebbe was trapped in Warsaw in World War II. He lost many close relatives- and despite opportunities to escape the ghetto- he remained with his students to teach Torah and to encourage his flock.
Even in extremely difficult times, we must realize that the treasure is waiting for us. Everything that Hashem does is for the good.