Friday, July 29
- 06:50 am – Shacharit
- 07:00 pm – Mincha
- 07:49 pm – Candle Lighting
Saturday, July 30
- 07:45 am – Shacharit at Salem Towers
- 08:45 am – Shacharit
- 09:12 am – Latest Time for Kriat Shema
- Cancelled – Junior Congregation
- 11:15 am – Kiddush
- 04:45 pm – Ladies’ Class in Brachot (at the home of Rabbi & Rebbetzin Rabinowitz, 265 Fellsway East)
- 06:30 pm – Men’s Class in Derech Hashem
- 07:20 pm – Mincha
- 07:50 pm – Se’udah Shlishit
- 08:40 pm – Ma’ariv
- 08:57 pm – Shabbat Ends
Week of July 31 – August 5
- 08:00 am – Sunday
- 06:40 am – Monday (Rosh Chodesh Av) 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
Raising the Generation
Insights into Parshat Masei of Assistant Rosh Yeshivat Sha’alvim, Rav Aryeh Hendler, from the Asicha volume, by Rav Re’uven Ungar of Sha’alvim.
A person who was exiled to a city of refuge (Ir Miklat)- for killing someone by accident- returns to his city upon the death of the High Priest (Kohen HaGadol). Rashi comments that he (the Kohen Gadol) should have prayed that such a happening would not occur to the Jewish People in his time. The Sfat Emet comments that it is the task of the Kohen Gadol to lengthen the life of Jews; not the converse.
Nowadays those who engage in Torah are the present Kohanim Gedolim. What have we done for our generation? Have we internalized and represented values of the Torah? Do we constitute positive personal examples?
The grandson of the Sfat Emet- Rav Yisrael Alter, the Beit Yisrael- explains the concept of Jewish responsibility- arevut. Arev is derived from the concept of eruv- being connected to each and every Jew. To feel the pain of fellow Jews- both in physical and spiritual matters. Paraphrasing Sefer Bereshit 44:34 “How can I ascend to my Father (in Heaven- Hashem) and the child (=fellow Jews) is not with me in this ascent?”
It is our duty to spread the great light of Torah to each and every Jew. To lead each Jew to virtue, to inspire our brethren to reach our great potential. Be’ezrat Hashem this will lead us to a true return to Hashem.