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Siyum Sefer Torah in honor of Reb Reuven Solomon

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Shabbos Schedule - Korach

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:47 
    A (Yartzeit) Candle  should be lit to burn throughout the twenty-four hours. If possible, the candle should be of beeswax.
  • Friday night - after Mincha - Shiur on some mishnayos with Rabbi Ami Meyers.
  • Followed by the recitation of the first few chapters of the Maamar “Ve'Ata Tezave” by Rabbi Bart.
  • It is customary for all men to get an aliya this Shabbos. Minyanim for Kriah will begin at 9:00 am. The Gaboim ask that everyone please come to shul before davening to get an aliya. 
  • Lastest Time To Read Shema: 9:17 am 
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shiur in Igeres Hakodesh 27 by Rabbi Bart before Shachris. 
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • FINAL WEEK OF Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:00 am 
  • The recitation of a few chapters of the Maamar “Ve'Ata Tezave” will be during the farbrengen after davening. 
  • Mincha: 7:05 pm - Pirkei Avos - Chapter 4
  • Followed by Seder Nigunim and Farbrengen
  • During the Farbrengen Rabbi Bart teach a perek tanya and a few chapters of the Maamar “Ve'Ata Tezave” & Rabbi Meyers teach some of the Mishnayios
  • Birchas Hamazon: 8:45 pm 
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:50 pm

Announcements - Korach

  • Click here for KYY update.
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • SUNDAY: 4 Tammuz/June 17, Siyum Sefer Torah in honor of Mr. Reuven Solomon. Click here for more info.
  • TEHILIM: Please say tehilim fo Mrs. Elharar - Milka Yehudis bas Simcha Chaya for a speedy recovery.

Kiddush Sponsors - Korach

  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy in honor of Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Benarroch or the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s mother Esther bas Reb Mordechai ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. Also, for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s brother Reb Avrohom ben Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen in honor of Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Dr. Arnold Sandlow for the yahrtzeit of his mother Breina bas Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Korach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Gutierrez in honor of the birth of their daughter Gabriela Ita. May they have much nachas from her and may she grow up to Torah, to Chupa and to Maasim Tovim.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Reichman for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Mitch Reichman’s father Reb Meir ben Reb Moshe Efraim ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Korach

 6:30 pm at the home of Mrs. Ruchama Thaler|
126 N Sycamore
Speaker: Rabbi Kramer & Mrs. Tibor

Mazal Tov To - Korach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Baruch Braude on the engagement of their daughter Devory to Arye Meijers.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendy Cunin on the engagement of their daughter Chaya Mushka Bracha to Zalman Partouche.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Eli Feiner on the birth of their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Feiner.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Efraim Lezak on the engagement of their daughter Chaya Mushka to Avi Weinstein.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalman Schmukler on the birth of their granddaughter (to Yitzchok and Malky Schmukler.)
  • Mazal Tov to Rabbi & Mrs. Gershon Schusterman on the birth of their grandson (to Shmuly & Shula Goldstein.) 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yerachmiel Wolowik on the birth of their grandson (to Mendy and Mushka Wolowik.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen - 4 Tammuz
  • Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy - 4 Tammuz
  • Mr. Rami Tamir - 5 Tammuz
  • Rabbi Dovid Thaler - 7 Tammuz
  • Rabbi Eliyahu Newman - 8 Tammuz

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Elharrar - 3 Tammuz
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yankel Ginsburg - 3 Tammuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman - 5 Tammuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yehudah Lerman - 6 Tammuz

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Eli ben Reb Moshe (Mrs. Robin Hambourger’s father) - 3 Tammuz
  • Reb Meir ben Reb Moshe Efraim (Mr. Mitch Reichman’s father) - 4 Tammuz
  • Reb Avrohom ben Reb Moshe (Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s brother) - 4 Tammuz
  • Masi Mindel bas Reb Levi Yitzchok Halevi (Mrs. Debbie Fine’s mother) - 5 Tammuz
  • Reb Itzchav Tzvi ben Reb Chaim Simcha (Mrs. Chaya Kornreich’s father) - 6 Tammuz
  • Chava Rivkah bas Reb Avraham (Mr. Isser Goldstein’s mother) - 7 Tammuz
  • Raizel bas Reb Yakov Hakohen (Rabbi Zalman Raksin’s grandmother) - 8 Tammuz
  • Esther bas Reb Mordechai (Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s mother) - 8 Tammuz
  • Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Mordechai Tzvi (Rabbi Zalman Raksin’s grandfather) - 8 Tammuz
  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Sholom (Mr. David Peretz’s father) - 8 Tammuz
  • Baila bas Reb Yitzchok (Rabbi Zalman Raksin’s mother) - 9 Tammuz

Devar Torah - Korach

All Jews Are Holly.
Why Do We Need The Rebbe 
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

In this week's parsha, Korach expressed the following complaints to Moshe Rabbenu. Why was Moshe chosen to be the King, and Aaron to be the Kohein Gadol while he had not received any appointment? Why had he not, at very least, been chosen as the head of the family of Kehos? Also, since we are all holy and we all stood at Har Sinai and everyone is equal, why does this nation require a King and Kohein Gadol at all?

The Meforshim explain that what was really at the base of these complaints was anger over the fact that he wasn't appointed to be the head of the family of Kehos. Most specifically, it was the fact that Moshe Rabbenu appointed Elitzafan as the leader in his stead. Korach believed that he was more deserving to serve as the leader. Interestingly however, we find that it was only after the incident of the spies that Korach raised these objections.

Aharon was appointed Kohein Gadol in the beginning of Nissan, and Elitzafan was appointed in Iyar. The spies expressed their opinions about Eretz Canaan on Tisha b'Av. Korach waited quite a few months until he brought these complaints to Moshe Rabbenu. It was not until the spies returned that Korach questioned why Moshe Rabbenu was the King and Aharon was the Kohein Gadol. What is unique about the incident of the spies that sparked his complaints?

We learned last week that one of the arguments of the spies was that the midbar is a more conducive place to be connected to Hashem. The midbar is a place where we can remain very spiritual learning torah and serving Hashem while having all our physical needs fulfilled.  The midbar had no physical distractions. On the other hand, in Eretz Yisroel we would be required to lower ourselves and lessen the spirituality of our service to Hashem. What the spies forgot was that action not intentions is the main thing. If someone learns about tefillin but doesn't wear them, has not accomplished its purpose. The main purpose is the action! On the other hand, if someone puts on tefillin without kevanah he has still fulfilled the mitzvah. The main intention of leaving Egypt was to fight to take Eretz Canaan and convert it to a holy place. The intention was not only to create spirituality and connection through feelings. What kind of holy place does Hashem want us to make? He wants us to create a society where people do the mitzvos with physical objects such as teruma and maaaer, etc.

Until this point, Korach understood and accepted that Moshe Rabbenu was the leader. He was given the Torah and he understands it best. Aharon Ha Kohein, who, second to Moshe, was on a considerably higher level of understanding of the Torah than anyone else. But now, if the main thing is the action, then everyone is equal. The action of putting on tefillin is the same for Moshe Rabbenu as it is for a simple Jew. We are all holy and we all have the power to bring G‑dliness into the world with our physical actions. Therefore, why is Moshe Rabbenu in the position of a King, which is higher than all the rest of Jewish people? He should be more like a teacher who, on one hand is greater than his student in intellect, but who on the other is similar in stature. Therefore his role should be limited to developing the intellect of the student.

Chassidus explains that a King is the head of the nation, and every individual part of the nation including its very essence is connected to the King. This is why all of the Jews physical needs went through Moshe Rabbenu.  This is why Moshe Rabbenu’s involvement was not only in the spiritual realm and the study of Torah, but also in every physical need; the mon, the water, the meat, and the Clouds of Glory; they all came through Moshe Rabbenu. As said above, Korach accepted the fact that concerning the Torah, Moshe was the greatest teacher. On the other hand, he argued that a Jew does not need a connection to Moshe Rabbenu to fulfill a mitzvah. This is because all Jews are holy and each can accomplish these acts independently, without needing the assistance of Moshe Rabbenu.

Moshe Rabbenu’s response to Korach was, “Wait until morning and Hashem will make known who is qualified to be his ... in the morning who will be the Kohein.” Why did Moshe Rabbenu push off the answer to Korach until the morning? Rashi gives two answers: (a) Moshe was giving Korach and his followers a chance to do teshuva; (b) He was saying that just as Hashem created the universe with the boundaries of morning and evening, similarly you cannot change the Kohein Gadol to be someone other than Aharon.

According to Rashi’s answers it still remains unclear. Why did Moshe need give them specifically until morning? This question can be asked according to both of Rashi’s answers: (a) Maybe doing teshuva only requires a few hours for some while for others it could require a few days; (b) Moshe Rabbenu could have said that they had until evening, which is also a time when one is able to see the difference between day and night.

The Rebbe explains that Moshe was trying to explain to Korach and his followers that the main purpose of the Torah is in the performance of the mitzvahs. Still, they need to be maasim tovim, good actions. The Alter Rebbe explains that the mitzvos should shine. A person can own diamonds, but if they are filthy, they will not shine. Every mitzvah that a Jew does must affect him to the extent that he feels a connection with Hashem through its accomplishment. The Zohar states that word mitzvah shares the same origin as ‘tzavtza’ which is translated to mean connection. If a person does a mitzvah, especially if it was hard for him to do, and then he boasts of his actions, then that becomes negative because it has brings him to pride. Hashem says about such a person that he and I cannot be share one roof. Ultimately, a person who boasts will do teshuva and change the mitzvos to shining mitzvos. Until that time his mitzvos are like precious stones full of mud.

This is what Moshe Rabbenu was telling Korach: the main thing is action. To make a dwelling place for Hashem to be revealed in the physical world, you also need kevanah, and the purification of the individual. The mitzvah must be done like ‘daylight’, with an ever increasing feeling and understanding of Hashem. This is the reason that Moshe Rabbenu deferred the answer to Korach and his followers until morning: (a) So that they do teshuva not only from fear of punishment, rather in a way that will cause their actions to shine; (b) To remind them that actions have to be like daylight. It is well understood that Moshe Rabbenu's way of doing a mitzvah is greater than Korach's.

Every Jew is holy, and can do mitzvahs and draw Hashem into the world, but for the mitzvos to shine, one must be connected to Moshe Rabbenu and to the extension of Moshe Rabbenu of his generation. This connection will enable each individual to make his mitzvos shine.

This is the lesson of the both parshas of the spies and of Korach, that people need combine both heart and action into our service of Hashem. We accomplish this by connecting ourselves to the Moshe Rabbenu of our generation, the Previous Rebbe and the Rebbe. The Rebbeim demonstrated the combination of these too opposites by encouraging a small child to say aleph beis or give tzedakah, and also by revealing the depths of Chassidus. The Rebbe demanded this of us as well.

There is a known story of the Tzemach Tzedek which was told by the Previous Rebbe in Sefer Hasichos 5696/1936 (p. 25). Once, Harav Hachossid, Harav HaTzadik Reb Hillel of Paritsh was visiting the Tzemach Tzedek in Lubavitch for Yechidus. He cried to the Rebbe about his lengthy travels and how they took away much of the time that he desired to spend on his service of davening and learning. He asked the Rebbe that perhaps he should discontinue his travels to the colonies where the level of understanding of the people is minimal.

Upon hearing this, the Tzemach Tzedek closed his eyes in dveikus. (Reb Hillel later commented that to see such dveikus was worth ten trips on foot to Lubavitch. He said “The Rebbe's dveikus took me to a higher spiritual realm.”) The Rebbe then opened his eyes and said, “We are day-workers; our work is to bring light. You should not, G-d for forbid stop going to the colonies. On the contrary, you must do more to bring the light of Chassidus into those places.”

The Rebbe explained that Reb Hillel's davening and doing mitzvahs itself brings light, but the Tzemach Tzedek wanted Reb Hillel to bring light by traveling to those places that are normally be not lit by the light of Chassidus.

Likutei Sichos, vol. 4, Shabbos Korach, 5723 (1963) See also HaYom Yom, 29 Teves 

Two minyanim at 6:30

Tomorrow - Friday - There will be TWO Minyonim Shacharis @ 6:30
one in the main shul and one in kolel 

Thank You 

Schedule for Gimmel Tammuz

  • Friday night - after Mincha - Shiur on some mishnayos with Rabbi Ami Meyers.
  • Followed by the recitation of the first few chapters of the Maamar “Ve'Ata Tezave” by Rabbi Bart.
  • It is customary for all men to get an aliya this Shabbos. Minyanim for Kriah will begin at 9:00 am. The Gaboim ask that everyone please come to shul before davening to get an aliya. 
  • Shiur in Igeres Hakodesh 27 by Rabbi Bart before Shachris. 
  • The recitation of a few chapters of the Maamar “Ve'Ata Tezave” will be during the farbrengen after davening. 
  • Mincha: 7:15 pm - Followed by Seder Nigunim and Farbrengen
  • During the Farbrengen Rabbi Bart teach a perek tanya and a few chapters of the Maamar “Ve'Ata Tezave” & Rabbi Meyers teach some of the Mishnayios

Chabad Chodesh - Tamuz

 The new issue of the "Chabad Chodesh"
is now available online by clicking here

Gimmel Tammuz Event

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SUNDAY: Seudah Hodaah for Josh Zipp

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Reminder: Masbia Program

Dear shul member

We'd like to remind everyone that this Sunday is the Masbia Program.

The shul kitchen will be open from 7am till 12pm. 

All foods are fine, including Milchig, Fleishig, Pareve, fruits, vegetables, frozen, canned and packed foods. All except foods cooked at home.

Please note: If you can send proteins such as- chicken, meat, fish, and cheeses, it would be tremendously beneficial to these families.

For your convenience, if you prefer having the food picked up from your front porch, please text 323-710-9954. Pick up time will be between 10am and 11:30am. 

Announcements - Shlach

  • Click here for KYY update.
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • SAVE THE DATE: 4 Tammuz/June 17, Siyum Sefer Torah in honor of Mr. Reuven Solomon. Click here for more info.
  • TEHILIM: Please say tehilim fo Mrs. Elharar - Milka Yehudis bas Simcha Chaya for a speedy recovery.
  • SUNDAY:  Masbia Program. The shul kitchen will be open from 7am till 12pm. All foods are fine, including Milchig, Fleishig, Pareve, fruits, vegetables, frozen, canned and packed foods. All except foods cooked at home. Please note: If you can send proteins such as- chicken, meat, fish, and cheeses, it would be tremendously beneficial to these families. For your convenience, if you prefer having the food picked up from your front porch, please text 323-710-9954. Pick up time will be between 10am and 11:30am. 
  • SUNDAY: Seudah Hodaah for Josh Zipp. Click here for more info
  • TUESDAY: Bais Toras Menachem Graduation. Click here for more info.
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