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Announcements - Mikeitz

  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for the KYY update.
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
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Shabbos Schedule - Mikeitz

  • MINCHA EREV SHABBOS: 12:15, 3:00 & 3:30 pm.
  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:28
  • Late Minayan for Kabolas Shabbos: 6:15 pm 
  • Shabbos Mevorchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:15 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:21 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • NO Kol Yakov Yehuda
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls (in KYY) 3:30 pm
  • Mincha: 4:30 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:31 pm
  • Molad for Chodesh Teves: Sunday, Kislev 29/December 22, 10:31 pm.
  • Rosh Chodesh Teves: Monday & Tuesday, December 22 & 23.
  • FATHER AND SON LEARNING: 7:00-8:00

Kiddush Sponsors - Mikeitz

  • Mr. & Mrs. Milton Goodman for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Milton Goodman’s mother Risha bas Reb Tzvi Hirsh ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yitzchok Arnold for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yitzchok Arnold’s mother Devorah bas Reb Yechiel Shraga Faivish Halevi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. Arthur Diller in honor his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Pinchas Hirsch in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also on the occasion of Mrs. Anzhela Hirsch receiving her Master’s Degree this week. May she continue to succeed in all her endeavors.
  • Rabbi Abi Raichik in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chaim Lerner for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Chaim Lerner’s mother Bassya bas Mordechai ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sender Munitz for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Gittie Munitz’s father Reb Yitzchok Yosef ben Reb Avrohom Dov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Solomon for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Roberta Solomon’s father Reb Gershon ben Reb Dovid ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mrs. Debbie Tibor for the yahrtzeit of her father Reb Chaim ben Reb Avraham Halevi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Mikeitz

  • Anonymous in honor his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Ari Goldman in honor of their birthday’s. May they have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Chonye Grossman in honor his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Avi Hecht in honor of Mr. Avi Hecht’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Ariela Hecht’s father Shlomi ben Ezra ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi Mendel Simons in honor of Rabbi Mendel Simons’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Menachem Rubinstein for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Menachem Rubinstein’s father Reb Moshe ben Reb Nosson ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Mikeitz

4:19 pm - At the home of Mrs. Chana Hecht
419 N Poinsettia Pl. 
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

Mazal Tov To - Mikeitz

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Hatomin Menachem Mendel Yishai Anatian - 28 Kislev
  • Rabbi Ari Goldman - 28 Kislev
  • Chayim Eliyahu Mishulovin - 28 Kislev
  • Menachem Mendel Yishai Antian - 28 Kislev
  • Rabbi Chayim Mishulovin - 28 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yakov Greenbaum - 28 Kislev
  • Mr. Michael Zaghi - 29 Kislev
  • Yosef Massoud Wagshul - 30 Kislev
  • Mr. Amil Amilov - 1 Teves
  • Mr. Yosef Avraham Targum - 2 Teves
  • Rabbi Naftoli Estulin - 2 Teves
  • Elchonon Dovber Grossman - 3 Teves
  • Menachem Mendel Gelb - 3 Teves
  • Rabbi Dovid Drizin - 4 Teves

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Mordy Gluckowsky - 29 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sheye Eichenblatt - 2 Teves

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Gershon ben Reb Dovid (Mrs. Roberta Solomon’s father) - 28 Kislev
  • Devorah bas Reb Yechiel Shraga Faivish Halevi (Rabbi Yitzchok Arnold’s mother) - 28 Kislev
  • Bassya bas Mordechai (Mr. Chaim Lerner’s mother) - 1 Teves
  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Nosson (Rabbi Menachem Rubinstein’s father) - 1 Teves
  • Chaya Liba bas Reb Yosef (Mr. Mendel-Hilel Ganzburg’s mother) - 2 Teves
  • Reb Moshe Pulat ben Reb Bechor (Mrs. Rochel Anatian’s father) - 2 Teves
  • Risha bas Reb Tzvi Hirsh (Mr. Milton Goodman’s mother) - 3 Teves
  • Reb Yitzchok Yosef ben Reb Avrohom Dov (Mrs. Gittie Munitz’s father) - 3 Teves
  • Simcha bas Reb Moshe (Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s sister) - 3 Teves
  • Reb Chaim ben Reb Avraham Halevi (Mrs. Debbie Tibor’s father) - 4 Teves

Devar Torah - Mikeitz

Al Hanisim
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

In Al Hanisim which we say during Chanukah, we thank Hashem that for the deliverance of the “mighty into the hands of the weak, and the many into the hands of the few”. We also thank Hashem for delivering the “impure into the hands of the pure, the evil into the hands of the righteous and the rebellious into those who are involved in your Torah”.

The fact that the Chashmonaim were victorious over the Greeks who were mighty and many, teaches us about the great miracle of Chanukah.  However, what does the fact that they were impure, wicked and rebellious have to do with the miracle of Chanukah? It seems that there is no connection to the miracle of overcoming the Greeks during the time of the victory of Chanukah.

The Rebbe answers this question by explaining the historical background of the Greek decrees. Matisyahu and his children were the minority of the Jewish people. The majority of Jews at that time were Hellenists who accepted Greek philosophy. Therefore the Chashmonaim, the minority, were involved in a two-front battle, one from without and one from within. They were battling the decrees that the Greeks had placed upon them. They were also struggling with the Jewish Hellenists who consented to those decrees.

Now we can understand the greatness of the miracle of Chanukah from both angles. Chanukah comprised the victory of the physical battle against the Greek army. The miracle is magnified by the fact that we were victorious not withstanding the fact that many of our people were not deserving of the miracle. The miracle is that Hashem considered the minority, who were the pure, the righteous and those that were occupied in Hashem’s Torah, over the majority.

What does this teach us when we light the Chanukah lights? The lights of Chanukah represent the lights of the Beis Hamikdash of the future redemption with Moshiach. In the world, Jewish people are a minority. Those that keep Torah and Mitzvos are a minority of the Jewish people. How could a minority of a minority possibly change the entire world and bring Moshiach? This is the lesson that Chanukah teaches us. Because of the self sacrifice of the minority Hashem performed a miracle for the majority as well.

This is especially relevant to us today. Today the power of the individual is even more potent than ever. Most people today are no longer Hellenists. There are not many that have an ideology that stands in opposition to the Torah and Mitzvos. The majority of the Jewish people that do not perform Torah and Mitzvos do not do so because they are against the Torah per se (chas v’shalom). Rather the majority of the Jewish people today are Tinokos Shenishba, they don’t understand what Torah and Mitzvos really is.  Most Yidden are like the child at the Seder that doesn’t know how to ask. Therefore, the fact that they don’t perform Torah and Mitzvos is not held against them, nor can it hold back the Geulah. We cannot blame them, nor can they affect whether or not Klal Yisroel is ready for Geula. Therefore the individual, the minority will prevail in tipping the scales and bringing the redemption. Just as nothing stood in the way of the Chashmonaim from being victorious and bringing about the miracle of Chanukah, so too will we be victorious over the galus and bring Moshiach and rekindle the menorah in the Beis HaMikdash. May we merit the immediate revelation of Moshiach and the rekindling of the menorah in the Beis Hamikdash Hashlishi now!

Announcements - Vayeishev

  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for the KYY update.
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your kibud pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Special Chanukah Promotional offer on Jewish stories. Click here for more info. 
  • SIYUM HARAMBAM: Sunday night in shul at 8 pm.

Shabbos Schedule - Vayeishev

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:26
  • Late Minayan for Kabolas Shabbos: 6:15 pm
  • Chassidus, Starbucks and babysitting: 8:40-9:30 sharp @ 118 S. Orange Dr. 
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan with Rabbi Zalman Friedman: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:18 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls: 3:30 pm
  • Mincha: 4:25 pm 
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:29 pm
  • FATHER AND SON LEARNING: 7:00-8:00 pm 

Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeishev

  • Mr. & Mrs. Zechariah Davidson in honor of Mr. Zechariah Davidson’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Shagalov in honor of Rabbi Yosef Shagalov’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeishev

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Benjaminson in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmy Klyne in honor of Rabbi Zalmy Klyne’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yecheskel Raeburn in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Vayeishev

4:00 pm - At the home of Mrs. Tova Levine
361 N Vista Ave. 
Speaker: Mrs. Doonie Mishulovin

Mazal Tov To - Vayeishev

  • Rabbi & Dr. Nochum Pinson on the birth of their great-granddaughter. 
  • Mazal tov to all participants in Rabbi Bukiet’s morning gemoro shiur on the completion of maseches Eiruvin, they are starting maseches Pesochim on Sunday. A great chance to join!!!

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Zalmy Klyne - 21 Kislev
  • Moshe Zalman Wachtel - 21 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yosef Shagalov - 22 Kislev
  • Moshe Davidson - 23 Kislev
  • Yaakov Wolowik - 24 Kislev
  • Mr. Shmuel David Faynerman - 24 Kislev
  • Mr. Arthur Diller - 25 Kislev
  • Mr. Zechariah Davidson - 27 Kislev
  • Sholom Yehuda Gorelik - 27 Kislev

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Aviv Topps - 22 Kislev

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Avraham Yosef (Mr. Yosef Avraham Targum’s grandfather) - 22 Kislev

Devar Torah - Vayeishev

By Holding on to the Rebbe’s Door Handle
we Get Lifted Up to Fulfill the Shlichus!
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

A Good Yom Tov. The Alter Rebbe said that whomever participates in his simcha, the simcha of Yud-Tes Kislev, the commemoration of his release from prison and the nullification of the heavenly decree against spreading Chassidus will merit three things. 1. To be taken from personal metzar-constrictions to merchav, an expansion: 2. To be taken out of physicality and lifted to ruach-spirit, and: 3. To be taken out of gehenom-pugatory. The Rebbe Rashab explained all of these three as spiritual elevations. To be taken out of gehenom is to be elevated from the hustle and bustle of our daily demands that block our vision so that all we think about is for today’s concerns and what we can get for ourselves. To be taken from physicality to spirit is to go from Yetzira to the world of Briyah-Creation, and to be taken from any constriction to an expansion is to go from Briyah to Atzilus, the world of Emanation.

The Rebbe the Tzemach Tzedek explained participating in the simcha in the following way. To participate means to “anhaltin the klemka” to take hold of the door handle of the Rebbe’s room. Taking hold of the door handle means to desire to enter the Rebbe’s room and be entirely united. What is the doorknob of the Rebbe’s room? The door handle is the time in our souls that we set aside for the study of Chassidus and the manner in which we live and act in the ways of Chassidus and follow the minhagim. The Alter Rebbe can lift you up from the lowest level to the highest place, but if we do not participate in the simcha, then all we see is ourselves. Until we participate we are stuck, and it’s like we are in gehenom surrounded only by our personal concerns. All of us can enter the Rebbe’s room because Chassidus has equality of access for all, not only for the very learned. With Chassidus even the simplest person can go out of gehenom and reach the highest heights (Based on the Yud-Tes Kislev fabrengen 5712-1951 and 5719-1958).

There is a story about the Rebbe Rashab who fought the Russian Government when they tried to legislate changes to Jewish education and Rabbbinics that would harm the proper observance of the Torah and mitzvos. When the Rebbe spoke strongly against the government at a public inquiry he was placed in house arrest. One of the Rabbonim attending the inquiry went to visit him in his room and found him distraught and crying. He asked him why he was so upset when he had done everything possible including mesirus nefesh.  The Rebbe answered that it didn’t matter what he had done, even the mesirus nefesh if the decree had not been rescinded.

When someone looks over a business, how is he able to tell the difference between a worker and an actual partner in the business? During the day you cannot see a difference because they both work hard although for different reasons. The worker puts in an honest day’s work, and the partner keeps careful watch over the business. At night however there is a real difference. If you visit the worker’s home late at night you will probably see that he is sleeping soundly. After all, he worked hard all day and he’s now getting a well-deserved rest. If you visit the partner’s house however you may well find him awake worrying about the bottom line and thinking of new ways to insure that the business prospers. The Rebbe Rashab has the concern of an owner and therefore although he really had done all that is possible, still he was inconsolable because the ‘business’ hadn’t prospered, the decree had not yet been annulled. It’s different for a worker, although it’s disappointing, you did your part and that’s what’s important to the worker.

Once we grasp the door handle we are connected, it is possible for us as well to begin to feel the same way. Participating in the simcha requires that we take hold of the handle each day with renewed energy by keeping our commitments to learning living and acting like Chassidim. By fulfilling what the Rebbe desires for us our families, our communities and for the world. And then we are in his room. 

We also need to always strive to bring Moshiach. This is what the Rebbe has called upon this generation to do. The Rebbe desires that we do all that we can to bring the geula now and to cry out uncompromisingly and in truth, Ad Mosai! To truly desire Moshiach’s coming like a real partner. To daven “Pada b’shalom nafshi- that Hashem should redeem my soul, that we should see it as our soul, our ‘business’ to get out of our focus on the daily demands and to go to receive Moshiach Now!

Announcements - Vayishlach

  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for the KYY update.
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your kibud pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • SAVE THE DATE: Community wide Yud Tes Kislev Farbrengen for men and women, Thursday night, Kislev 19/December 11.
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