Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei (Parshat Parah)
23 Adar 5775
March 13-14, 2015
This Shabbat we will be doing Birkat Hachodesh
Hi there! I hope that you are all well.
Pesach is in the air and it's in our email. We've rolled out a grand Pesach program that rivals any of the big Hotels. We have guest lecturers, Tea Rooms, and much more! We hope that you were planning on staying for the Chag and bringing a lot of family.
Meanwhile, this Shabbos, Shira and I will be in New York for a Bar Mitzvah and to spend a guest Shabbos at my old shul. Fret not, we leave you in able hands this Shabbos with Rav Yechezkel Weinfeld Shlit"a. Rav Weinfeld is the Rosh Kollel of Kollel Lev Avraham. He is a brilliant scholar who is dynamic and engaging. I'd like to thank Frank and Lynn Menlo for bringing out Rav Weinfeld.
Some trivia: Rabbi Block, our Teen Leader, was a student for 2 years under Rav Weinfeld.
I look forward to seeing you soon,
Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn
FRIDAY, March 13, 2015
Candle-lighting: 6:41 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:50 PM
Topic: Chazazk Chazak V'nischazak
SHABBAT, March 14, 2015
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
All children programs begins at 9:30 AM
Drasha by our guest Rabbi, Rav Yechezkel Weinfeld
Topic: Ashes & the Living Waters
Kiddush sponsored by the Kehilla
Seduah Shlishit and Rav Weinfeld's dvar torah is sponsored by Michael & Joy Volk in memory of Michael's Mother, Esther Nechama bas Moshe a’h. May her neshama have an immediate aliyah.
Topic: The Red Heifer and the Golden Calf
Ma'ariv: 7:35 PM
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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 March 15, 2015: 10:03 AM
Bolt of Inspiration - Hagaddah
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn
“Mah Nishtana Halayla Hazeh Mikol Haleilot…Shebechol haleilot anu ochlin chametz umatzah, halayla hazeh kulo matzah”
“Why is this night different than all other nights? For on all other nights we eat Chametz and Matzah, yet on this night only Matzah?
Why are we now asking why we eat matzah; didn’t we already answer this question one paragraph before in the הא לחמא עניא passage? Theהא לחמא עניא follows the יחץ (the breaking of the matzah)– meaning: the paragraph of הא לחמא עניא only explained why we broke the matzah and used the broken piece but the basic concept itself of matzah that has not been explained.
Alternatively, we could answer that the underlying question in the Mah Nishtana is that if the eating is patterned after the Exodus then we should have matzah and chametz for is that not the bread of free people? Therefore we answer that this bread which we eat – it’s because we didn’t have enough time to let the bread rise until Hashem took us out and therefore the very symbol of servitude serves as the symbol of freedom.
Join Rabbi Einhorn at The Cask
Monday, March 30th, 8:00PM
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Join Rabbi Einhorn for a Special Shabbat HaGadol Drasha
Shabbat, March 28th, 5:45PM
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Are you celebrating a birthday, anniversary, simcha, or possibly commemorating a yahrzeit? Did you know that besides Kiddush and Seudah Shlishit, Yavneh now offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities; Children's table at kiddush, teen minyan for boys and girls, daf yomi, sponsor a Yavneh student for a week, or even a whole day of learning! Please contact the office for more details at email@example.com.
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