Parshat Tazria-Metzora

Parshat Tazria-Metzora
6 Iyar 5775
April 24-25, 2015


Hi there! I hope that you are all well. 

We are proud to welcome Rav Stav this Shabbos. Thank you to Robin and Meir Gelman for hosting this very prestigious guest. Rav Stav has been a trailblazer in Israel building bridges among different sectors of Israeli society. I'm sure his visit will be perfectly timed as he joins us for our Yom Ha'atmaut Shabbaton. 
Earlier this week we heard of the passing of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein Zt"L. Rav Aharon was THE gadol of Modern Orthodox Jewry. My Shabbos night remarks and Pre Shacharis Shiur will be in his honor.

Look forward to greeting you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

Parshat Tazria-Metzora
Yom Ha'aztmaut Celebration
Yavneh welcomes special guest, Rav David Stav

Rabbi Einhorn will be closing his special series of shiurim to honor the loss of the great Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l Friday night and Shabbat morning.  See details in schedule below

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015
Candle-lighting: 7:13 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:45 PM
Special Shiur with Rabbi Einhorn in memory of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l
Topic: Rav Aharon on Shabbat

SHABBAT, April 25, 2015
A special pre-Shacharit Shiurwith Rabbi Einhorn: 8:30 AM
Topic: Rav Aharon on the Parsha

Shacharit: 9:00 AM
All children programs begins at 9:30 AM

Yavneh welcomes special guest speaker, Rav David Stav. Rav Stav is the President of Tzohar, an organization that promotes Religious Zionism and Orthodoxy among all segments of society. 
Topic: A Creative Solution to the Israel-Arab Divide

Kiddush is sponsored by Robin and Meir Gelman in welcoming Rav David Stav visiting Yavneh.   

TEEN Pirkei Avot Shiur given by Yoni Dror:  5:30 PM at Rabbi Block's house.

Pre-Mincha Shiur at Yavneh: 6:25PM
Special guest, Rav David Stav

Topic: Have We Lost Our Secular Brothers and Sisters?

Mincha: 7:05PM

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Ilana & Simon Benhaim in memory of the yahrzeit of Simon’s mother, Messody Leah bat Shmuel a’h and his brother, Yosef ben Yaakov a’h. May their neshamot have immediate aliyahs.

Seudah Shlishit Drasha by Rav David Stav
Topic: If You Had Only One More Speech to Give What Would You Say?

Ma'ariv: 8:10 PM

Times of Davening During the Week
Followed by daily Daf Yomi with Rabbi Einhorn
Daily Daf Yomi Sponsored by Esthie & Walter Feinblum
Sundays:  7:30 AM
Mondays & Thursdays: 6:25 AM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 6:25 AM
Latest Shema: Week of April 27, 2015: 9:30 AM

Bolt of Inspiration - The People, The Place, The Torah
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn 

Every Yom Tov has its dominant motif and its light motifs. For example, while Shavuos celebrates chesed (as expressed in Megilas Rus) and the establishment of the Kingdom of David, it is primarily about the production of the Torah of Israel. Alternatively, Sukkos has strong undercurrents of simcha and bitachon, but it can be argued that its strongest emphasis is about the Land of Israel (see Moreh Nevuchim 3:43, Rosh Hashanah 30a, and the Sifrei to Re’eh). Pesach is uncovered to a large extent by discussions in the realm of freedom; however, it is really about the formation of a People of Israel.
The “Rabbinic” holidays, or holidays that are מדברי סופרים, also fit nicely into this rubric. Purim, like Shavuos, acknowledges the development of the Torah of Israel. The Gemara in Shabbos says that the Jewish people reaffirmed their commitment to the Oral Torah on Purim. The Maharal points out that this is why Purim is marked by numerous rabbinic mitzvos like Mishloach Manos, Matanos L’evyonim. They are all there to emphasize our connection to Torah, or more specifically to the Oral Torah. Chanukah, like Sukkos is 8 days, and it features our ability to fight for our autonomy in the Land. Chanukah is the last time the first fruits can be brought to the Beis HaMikdash. Chanukah is about the Land of Israel. Shavuos has a sister and that is Purim. Sukkos has a sister and that is Chanukah. But what sister does Pesach have? Perhaps we can argue that Yom Ha’atzmaut is the rabbinic match that Pesach has been waiting for. Yom Ha’atzmaut proudly symbolizes the reformation of the People of Israel. The "עם" is defined in its totality when it collects in an organized manner upon the Land of Israel (Rav Kook, Orot, Section II).  

Yavneh Announcements

Yoni Dror will be delivering a Pirkei Avot Shiur for teens at Rabbi Block's house this shabbat afternoon, April 25th at 5:30 PM. For more information, contact Rabbi Block at
Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will resume this week, April 25th at 5:00 PM at her home, 180 N. Las Palmas Ave. The topic will be "Beginning with Samuel, Saul, and David these charismatic leaders of the Jewish People fashioned the unique spiritual history of Israel." All are welcome.
Yavneh extends a huge mazal tov to Murielle and Steve Uretsky on the engagement of Liz to Sam Neumark of New York.  Mazal tov to the extended Uretsky and Neumark families.

Check out the latest news from Yavneh:

Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration
Since the State of Israel is celebrating its 67th Birthday we decided to join Israel in style. The students and staff were treated to an amazing experience for Yom Ha'atzmaut. The campus was completely transformed into different time periods in Israeli history. Enjoy this video which captures some of the festivities and celebrate with us.  A special thanks to our sponsors who made this all possible. -Team Yavneh 

Join us on Shavuot Night (Saturday, May 23rd) for 7 Shiurim given by Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn followed by Shacharit at 5:20 AM

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PANOPLY is back!
April 28, 2015 at 7PM at The Mark
Start thinking about your team of ten (or be placed on a team) for
 Dinner and Games and register at . Benefiting the Yavneh Scholarship Fund

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2015 Annual Scholarship Banquet Honoring
Moselle Hendeles
for her lifelong dedication to Yavneh.  And our faculty honoree
Lisette Ohana

Sunday May 17th, 4:30 PM 

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Join us for the CAMP OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, April 29th, 3:30PM-5:00PM
in the Hager Conference Room for your last chance to sign up for the early bird rate.


Did you know that Yavneh has a mobile app for your phone?  You can listen to Shiurim, view our weekly bulletins, and lots more!  Click HERE to view the video and to find out how you can get the Yavneh mobile app on your phone today!

Have any halachik or any other questions? Feel free to contact Rabbi Einhorn at or call (917) 647-8359. 

Save the Date

April 28 - PANOPLY LA
May 9 - Pittsburgher Rebbe visiting Yavneh for Shabbat
May 16 - Kiddush sponsored by the Uretsky Family
May 17 - Yavneh Scholarship Banquet at Sinai Temple
May 23-24 - Shavuot

Community Announcements


Join Chai Lifeline for the Indoor Soul Cycle Charity Ride and help send sick children to Camp Simcha. Monday, April 27th, 1:00 PM. SoulCycle West Hollywood. WOMEN ONLY
RSVP to Debbie Sassoon:

 The Bullet Factory!—Find out what really took place at the clandestine munitions plant in the period leading up to Israel’s independence during a special evening with the Producer and Director of “Ayalon: The Secret Beneath the Hill). 
Two nights to choose from—please RSVP early as space is limited:
Yavneh May 3, 2015 7:30-9:30pm

Private Home May 4, 2015 7:30-9:30pm

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B'Nei Akiva:
Shabbat April 25th: CitySnif Shluchot meets at 6:30pm at Beth Jacob (walking groups LEAVE Circle Park at 6:00). ValleySnif Tirat Tzvi meets at 6:30pm at Shaarey Zedek. For more Bnei Akiva info call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608
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