CANDLE LIGHTING

 

Friday Oct. 20th

Parashat Noah

 Candle Lighting 5:50 PM

 

 

MABROOK

Shabbat Hatan 

Rone and Shirley Rahmani

Baby Boy

Mr. and Mrs. David Mandil

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Parashat Noah

Erev Shabbat

5:50 PM

Candle Lighting

 

 

5:40 PM

Shir Hashirim/Minha

Main Synagogue

 

6:10 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat/Arbit

Main Synagogue

 

6:30 PM

YSLC Minyan Shir Hashirim/Minha Midrash 

Shabbat

6:00 AM

Shaharit - First Minyan

Main Synagogue

 

8:15 AM

Shaharit - Main Minyan

Main Synagogue

 

9:00 AM

Shaharit - Young SLC

Upper Annex

 

9:00 AM

Shaharit - High School  Minyan

With Rabbi Nimo Gindi

Salem  Midrash

 

9:00 AM

Shaharit - Boys Minyan (9-12Years)

With Isaac Mallach

1st Floor Annex
  9:00 AM

Shaharit - Girls Minyan (9-12Years)

With Miriam Jemal

Basement Annex
  9:15 AM

Shaharit - Boys & Girls Minyan (4-8Years)

With Morah Lena & Morah Irit

Main Building 

Lower Level Midash

 

1:30 PM

Minha Gedolah

Main Synagogue

 

2:00 PM

Tehillim

Main Synagogue

  3:40 PM

Mishmara 

Social Hall
 

4:25 PM

Shiurim Main Synagogue

 

5:25 PM

Minha 

Main Synagogue

 

6:00 PM Seuda Shelisheet Social Hall

 

6:10 PM Michtam Main Synagogue
 

6:20 PM

Derasha Main Synagogue

 

6:30 PM

Arbit

Main Synagogue

 

6:49 PM

Shabbat Ends

Main Synagogue

Mishmara: Jack Alfie ben Shafiqa, Jamil Hasbani ben Esther, Amelia Hasbani bat Farida

Seudah Shelisheet Sponsored by: Mr. & Mrs. Benji Zeitoune

 

Devar Torah

Parashat Noah is called after the name of the man who was chosen by Hashem to be saved [with his family] while the entire world was to be destroyed.  In the eyes of the Creator, Noah was righteous and upright while the rest of the human species committed all kinds of sins. The Torah, however states that despite the fact that the generation of Noah was corrupt, immoral and sinful, the ultimate decree to annihilate them was because of Gezel, that is robbery. Robbery is different from theft in that theft is done while the victim is not aware of it, while robbery is done by force by snatching the stolen item in the presence of the victim. This creates chaos and anarchy and life in this world cannot be tolerated.

It is interesting to note that had the people in Noah’s generation committed all kinds of sins towards Hashem [sins bein adam Lamakom], destruction wouldn’t have occurred; but, because they failed in observing sins between man and his fellowman [bein Adam Lahabero] which caused disarray and unruliness, Hashem decided it was time to replace humankind. Hashem cannot tolerate a situation on earth where life is intolerable and people are victimized without recourse to proper justice. After all, according to Halakha, gentiles are obligated to observe the seven Misvot of Bnei Noah which include instituting courts and dispensing proper justice.

The importance of the laws between man and his fellowmen can be seen from a midrash that says: When Moshe Rabbeinu came down from Har Sinai and saw the Bnei Yisrael singing and dancing in front of the Golden Calf, Moshe Rabbeinu who was holding the Tablets of the 10 Commandments, was about to throw them and break them. At that moment the Zekenim [elders] rushed to hold on to the tablets from the other end to prevent Moshe from breaking them. They argued: The tablets contain on one side laws between man and Hashem, and on the other side, the laws between man and man; while the Bnei Yisrael violated the laws between man and Hashem [by worshipping the Golden Calf], they did not violate the other rules, so why break both sides of the tablets? To which Moshe Rabbenu replied: they are both one unit and whoever violates one set violates the other. This clearly underscores the importance of laws among people and urges all of us to respect, treat properly and keep away from offending and especially robbing our fellowmen.

 

Rabbi Eliyahu Elbaz