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Announcements - Tazria-Metzora

Shabbos Schedule - Tazria-Metzora

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:10 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:38 am
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am 
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Rabbi Raichik's Shiur in Pirkei Avos: 6:10 pm
  • Mincha: 7:10 pm - Followed by Avos - Perek 2
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:13 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Tazria-Metzora

  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s brother Reb Baruch ben Reb Yehudah Mordechai ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Rebbitzen Shimon Raichik for the yahrtzeits of Rebbitzen Chana Leeba Raichik’s parents Reb Yaakov ben Reb Menachm Mendel Hilel ob”m and Rivka bas Reb Yisroel Noach ob"m. May the neshomos have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Horwitz for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Reuven Horwitz’s father Reb David ben Reb Yitzchok ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Asher Landa & Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Schmukler in honor of the birth of their daughter/granddaughter Chaya. May they have much nachas from her and may she grow up to Torah, to Chupa and to Maasim Tovim.
  • Mr. & Dr. Martin Leaderman in honor of Dr. Margalit Leaderman’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Solomon for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Roberta Solomon’s brother Reb Mendel ben Gershon ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Tazria-Metzora

  • Sholom Dovber Berkowitz in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Tazria-Metzora

6:00 pm at the home of Mrs. Chana Mishulovin
711 N Fuller
Speaker: Mrs. Doonie Mishulovin

Mazal Tov To - Tazria-Metzora

  • Mr. & Mrs. Aleksandr Ganzburg on the birth of their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Mendel Hilel Ganzburg.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Asher Landa on the birth of their daughter Chaya. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Schmukler. Mazal tov to the great-grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmen Schmukler.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Nachum Pinosn on the engagement of their grandson Laibel Pinson to Rochel Varda Kessler. 
  • Shmuly Schapiro on his engagement to Leah Solomon.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Gershon Schusterman on the bar-motzvah of their grandson. 

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Aryeh Habibian - 6 Iyar
  • Avrohom Menachem Arnold - 8 Iyar
  • Mr. Avrohom Plotkin - 8 Iyar
  • Mr. Dovid Kagan - 9 Iyar
  • Sholom Dovber Berkowitz - 9 Iyar
  • Shmuel Dovid Yehoshua Perl - 11 Iyar
  • Mr. Yitzchok Michael - 11 Iyar
  • Chaim Dovid Sroka - 12 Iyar

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb David ben Reb Yitzchok (Mr. Reuven Horwitz’s father) - 6 Iyar
  • Reb Yaakov ben Reb Menachm Mendel Hilel (Mrs. Chana Leeba Raichik’s father) - 6 Iyar
  • Harav Yisroel ben Reb Shneur Zalman Halevy (Rabbi Mendel Duchman’s father) - 6 Iyar
  • Henya Chasha bas Reb Zusman (Rabbi Gershon Schusterman’s mother) - 7 Iyar
  • Shaindel bas Reb Moshe Yitzchok (Mrs. Mindy Sroka’s mother) - 8 Iyar
  • Reb Baruch ben Reb Yehudah Mordechai (Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s brother) - 8 Iyar
  • Rivka bas Reb Yisroel Noach (Mrs. Chana Leeba Raichik’s mother) - 9 Iyar
  • Reb Ber ben Reb Isroel (Mr. Mottel Polityko’s grandfather) - 11 Iyar

Devar Torah - Tazria-Metzora

In this week’s parsha of Metzora, which is also called parshas Taharah, the Torah discusses “negei batim- plagued houses” that the Yidden encountered when they entered Eretz Yisroel. A plague would show up in the form of a discoloration on the walls of a house. A Kohen would be called to examine it to determine if it was a negah. If it was, the area of the house that was affected would be destroyed. In the parsha Hashem says with advance notification; “I will send a negah into your house”. What was the reason for the negah, the plague of the houses?

Rashi explains that the Amorites were aware that the Yidden were going to conquer the land (as we read in the parsha of Az Yishir) so they hid their treasures in the walls of their homes. When the Yidden arrived a negah appeared in the area where the treasure was hidden. Either the wall or the entire house was broken as required revealing the hidden treasure. The negah according to Rashi was to gift the Yidden with the hidden treasure.

On the other hand the Zohar explains that the negah appeared due to the deep state of tumah of the house in order to facilitate that the house be brought from a state of tumah to tahara. It is self understood that not every house got a negah. Some houses were able to have their state of tumah dispelled by placing a mezuzah on the door and dedicating the home to Torah and Mitzvos. For a minority of homes this was not enough and they required dismantling.

These two explanations seem to be completely opposing each other. Even more so, according to the Zohar which brings both reasons it was in those most impure of homes that treasures were found!

We see a similar phenomenon by tzaras itself. On one hand it is the greatest impurity, so severe that the individual affected by it requires complete physical separation from the community, outside of the camp. He cannot even speak to others. All this is because he spoke lashon hara and thereby created disunity and disharmony between a man and his wife, and a man and his friend. Therefore he needed to be separated to purify himself. The Rambam says that the entire episode of tzaras is a wonder. It was created to awaken the one affected by it to do teshuva, and with that teshuva to reach an even higher state than before his sins. In the end he stands even higher than a Tzaddik, as it is known that the place of a Baal Teshuva is even higher than a Tzaddik. In Sefer Yitzirah it says that “there is nothing lower than negah נגע, and there is nothing higher than oneg-pleasure ענג (the same letters)” Oneg –pleasure is what a Yid arouses above through the process of teshuva. So too we see by the house, that the minority home with the worst negah in the end is the one that reveals the great treasure. Hashem wanted to show us that the purpose of the negah was not to hurt. So too with teshuvah the sinner goes from the impurity of lashon hara to words of Torah about which it says “V’Yakshiv Hashem v’Yishma- Hashem hears his words of Torah and takes notice”

(Based on Likutei Sichos v. 27)

Farbrengen for men tonight

Farbrengen for Men in Shul
TONIGHT (Monday)
immediately after maariv (around 8:00 pm)
in honor of 2 Iyar

Chabad Chodesh - Iyar

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

Major Mivtzoim Today!!!

Biezras Hashem, today between 1 and 5, 
there will be thousands of Yidden today at Pan Pacific Park, 
for Yom Hashoah.

Men and boys please come and bring your Tefilin. 
Ladies and girls, pls join mivtzo Neshek 

The program is scheduled from 2-4. 
The primary time to do Mitzvoim is 
before and after the program: 12-2:30, and 3:30-5.

May we be zoche  to bring the Rebbe ‎much Nachas - 
and may we merit the coming of ‎Moshiach Bikorov Mamosh!

TODAY: 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 - Shemini

  • 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!!!
  • Click here for RCC list of stores for purchasing chametz after pesach. 
  • SAVE THE DATE: Lag Ba'Omer concert. Click here for more info

Shabbos Schedule - Shemini

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:04 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:38 am
  • Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Rabbi Raichik's Shiur in Pirkei Avos: 6:05 pm
  • Mincha: 7:05 pm - Followed by Avos - Perek 1
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:07 pm
  • Molad Chodesh Iyar: Sunday, Nissan 30/April 15, 4:37 pm and 5 chalakim.
  • Rosh Chodesh Iyar: Sunday & Monday, April 15 & 16.

Kiddush Sponsors - Shemini

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Davidoff in honor of Mr. Moshe Davidoff’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also in honor of their son Rabbi Ephraim Davidoff’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalman Roth in honor of Mr. Zalman Roth’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Y Shagalov in honor of a miraculous speedy recovery for Rabbi Zimroni Zelig ben Tziporah Faiga Tzik. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Berl Sroka on the birth of their first grandson. May they have much nachas from him and may he grow up to Torah, to Chupa and to Maasim Tovim.
    Also, for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Berl Sroka’s father Reb Leibish Ephraim ben Reb Aaron ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Stave Zipp for the yahrtzeit of Al Singer ob"m - the lover of all Jews. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Shemini

6:00 pm at the home of Mrs. Sima Zeifman
421 N Poinsettia Pl
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

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