Friday, May 13
- 06:50 am – Shacharit
- 07:00 pm – Mincha (please note we begin taking early Shabbat this week)
- 07:38 pm – Candle Lighting
Saturday, May 14
- 07:45 am – Shacharit at Salem Towers
- 08:45 am – Shacharit
- 09:02 am – Latest Time for Kriat Shema
- 11:30 am – Kiddush
- 04:45 pm – Ladies’ Class
- 06:15 pm – Men’s Class in Derech Hashem
- 07:15 pm – Mincha
- 07:45 pm – Se’udah Shlishit
- 08:35 pm – Ma’ariv
- 08:48 pm – Shabbat Ends
Week of May 15 – 20
- 08:00 am – Sunday
- 06:40 am – Monday and Thursday
- 06:50 am – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
- 07:45 pm – Monday – Thursday
- 07:00 pm – Friday
- 08:15 pm – Monday – Thursday
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Weekly Words of Torah
Insights into Parshat Behar, edited by Rav Re’uven Ungar of Yeshivat Sha’alvim.
The beginning of Parshat Behar discusses the mitzvoth of Shemitah and Yovel. In both years we are forbidden to work the Land of Israel. However, the Meshech Chochma points out a fundamental difference.
Shemitah is comparable to Shabbat- which occurs every seventh year, irrespective if the Jewish People sanctify the Shabbat or not. Likewise, Shemitah enters without our efforts. This contrasts with Yovel- which is similar to festivals (Yamim Tovim) which require the Jewish Court to sanctify it. The Yovel year requires either the blowing of the Shofar on Yom Kippur- or another action (debated by Chazal) for it to occur.
Thus the verses refer to the Shemitah year resting (veshavta) in a passive sense, while we are commanded to sanctify the Yovel year.
In essence, in many spheres these two qualities exists. A. Items sanctified from Above; B. Items that require the input of the Jewish People. There is no contradiction- Hashem enables us to bring to fruition items that contain dormant spirituality.
As we prepare for Yom HaAtzmaut we realize that Hashem enables the Jewish People to return to The Land. Yet- we are required to bring to reality the great potential that He has bequeathed to us. May we merit in the Complete Redemption, speedily in our days.