Shabbat/Holiday

Parashat Re'eh

Erev Shabbat

7:31 PM

Candle Lighting

 

 

6:45 PM

Shir Hashirim/Minha

Main Synagogue

 

7:15 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat/Arbit

Main Synagogue

 

6:30 PM

YSLC Minyan Shir Hashirim/Minha Midrash 

 

7:30 PM

Late Minyan Annex Midrash

Shabbat

5:45 AM

Shaharit - First Minyan

Main Synagogue

 

8:15 AM

Shaharit - Main Minyan

Main Synagogue

 

9:00 AM

Shaharit - Young SLC

Salem Midrash

 

9:15 AM

Shaharit - Kids Minyan

Annex Midrash

 

1:30 PM

Minha Gedolah

Main Synagogue

 

3:00 PM

Tehillim

Main Synagogue

 

5:30 PM

Mishmara Social Hall
 

6:05 PM

Shiurim Main Synagogue

 

7:05 PM

Minha 

Main Synagogue

 

7:40 PM Seuda Shelisheet Social Hall

 

7:50 PM Michtam Main Synagogue
 

8:00 PM

Derasha Main Synagogue

 

8:10 PM

Arbit

Main Synagogue

 

8:30 PM

Shabbat Ends

Main Synagogue

Mishmara: Nouriel Chaya ben Nazireh/ Meir Khabieh ben Sobhieh                                    S.S: Mrs. Danielle Mann & Family 

Devar Torah:

״ראה אנוכי נותן לפניכם היום ברכה וקללה...״

“See, I present before you, today, the blessing and the curse…”

In this week's Parasha, Moshe Rabeinu reminds the Jewish people what their duties and responsibilities are in life. Every individual has a choice, and his choice will define his life’s outcome. Blessings await those who follow Hashem’s Torah and Misvot, whereas curses will fall upon those who choose not to.

This powerful verse, however, appears to have an unnecessary word - “Hayom” - today. Why did Moshe Rabenu need to add this detail? We know that every word and letter in the Torah is meticulously calculated and contains deep meaning. Hence, what is this word coming to teach us?

The Ben Ish Chai relates that the word Hayom comes to remind each individual that his existing life situation is only temporary. “Hayom” comes to encourage us to make the right choices despite the blessings or difficulties we might be currently experiencing. Indeed, a wealthy man may feel blessed by his financial situation which might yield to the neglect of Hashem’s commandments. Therefore, he must remind himself that today may be the last day of his life. He must remember that our days are numbered and that there might not be much time left. “Hayom” reminds him that he must live in the present and try to grab as many merits as he can.On the other hand, a financially underprivileged man might feel confused and depressed from his misery and be discouraged to perform Misvot. His consolation is also hidden in the word “Hayom”; his difficult situation is only temporary, and a mere matter of time. Today may be difficult but tomorrow is another day. He needs to learn to hold his breath until that better day comes along.

With the above-mentioned Perush, we can read our Passuk from a new angle:

“See, I present before you the secret of “Today” for both a blessed and a cursed situation…”

May Hashem provide us with the wisdom and the will to always make spot-on choices to bring Beracha into our lives, Amen  

 Rabbi Abraham Hayoun