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19 Kislev Community-Wide Farbrengen

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REMINDERS

Start saying V'Sein Tal Umatar L'vracha TONIGHT!!

The Chassidus Initiative TONIGHT!!
8 PM in shul.
Topic: The nullity of the worlds & Creation Ex Nihilo.
Presented by Eli Chitrik.

Announcements - Toldos

  • Click Here for KYY Update. 
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • SUNDAY: The Chassidus Initiative - 8 PM in shul. Topic: The nullity of the worlds & Creation Ex Nihilo. Presented by Eli Chitrik.
  • THURSDAY: 8 pm for men in shul in honor of Tes-Yud Kislev.
  • TEHILIM: Please say tehilim for Aharon ben Dina Nassy.
  • TZEISCHEM LESHALOM: to Mr. Shmuel & Malka Stroll on their move to Eretz Yisroel. May it be meshane makom meshane mazal letova ulivracha and may we all join them with the coming of Moshiach NOW!!! 

Shabbos Schedule - Toldos

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:25
  • Late Minyan for Kabolos Shabbos: 6:20 pm
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:12 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • KYY: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 4:25 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:28 pm
  • FATHER & SON LEARNING: 6:45-7:45 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Toldos

  • Tzeischem Leshalom to Mr. Shmuel & Malka Stroll on their move to Eretz Yisroel. May it be meshane makom meshane mazal letova ulivracha and may we all join them with the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Bastomski for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yisroel Bastomski’s grandfather Reb Yisroel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman in honor of the Stroll family moving to Eretz Yisroel. May it be meshane makom meshane mazal letova ulivracha and may we all join them with the coming of Moshiach NOW!!! 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Fischel Grossman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Fischel Grossman’s father Reb Nota Moshe ben Reb Tzvi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Dr. Martin Leaderman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Berl Sroka for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Berl Sroka’s mother Miriam bas Reb Pesach Halevi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yonah Mordechai Weiss in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
    Also for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Hadassah Weiss’s father Reb Ben-Zion Yisroel Meir ben Reb Menachem Monish ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Toldos

  • Mr. & Mrs. Yirmiyahu Andrusier in honor of Mr. Yirmiyahu Andrusier’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmen Friedman in honor of Rabbi Zalmen Friedman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ari Kaufman in honor of Mrs. Chanah Ainyah Kaufman’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Munitz in honor of Rabbi Yisroel Munitz’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Toldos

4:15 pm at the home of Mrs. Sima Zeifman
421 N Poinsettia Pl. 
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

Mazal Tov To - Toldos

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Avremy Schochet on the birth of their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Ezra Schochet.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Eli Feiner - 3 Kislev
  • Yecheskel Pinson - 3 Kislev
  • Menachem Mendel Levenberg - 4 Kislev
  • Michoel Gavriel Wachtel - 4 Kislev
  • Dr. Sholem Gimpel - 4 Kislev
  • Mr. Mordy Gluckowsky - 5 Kislev
  • Shneur Zalman Plotke - 5 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yerachmiel Helfant - 5 Kislev
  • Mr. Yirmiyahu Andrusier - 6 Kislev
  • Mr. Tzvika Grossman - 6 Kislev
  • Avremi Raichik - 6 Kislev
  • Mr. Noteh Berger - 7 Kislev
  • Shmuel Berger - 7 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yisroel Munitz - 8 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yosef Y. Shusterman - 8 Kislev

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. David Rafael Gutierrez - 3 Kislev
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ariel Haratz - 4 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yonah Mordechai Weiss - 7 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Mishulovin - 7 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Dr. Martin Leaderman - 7 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yrachmiel Wolowik - 8 Kislev

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Miriam bas Reb Pesach Halevi (Mr. Berl Sroka’s mother) - 3 Kislev
  • Beila Guta bas Reb Yechiel (Mrs. Leah Hoffman’s mother) - 4 Kislev
  • Chaya bas Reb Sendor (Mrs. Marsha Alperin’s mother) - 6 Kislev
  • Reb Yisroel   (Rabbi Yisroel Bastomski’s grandfather) - 6 Kislev
  • Reb Levi ben Reb Zalman Yudah (Mrs. Rochel Eisenberg’s brother) - 6 Kislev
  • Reb Nota Moshe ben Reb Tzvi (Rabbi Fischel Grossman’s father) - 7 Kislev
  • Reb Ben-Zion Yisroel Meir ben Reb Menachem Monish (Mrs. Hadassah Weiss’s father) - 9 Kislev
  • Roza bas Reb Chaim (Mrs. Chana Ganzburg’s mother) - 9 Kislev

Devar Torah - Toldos

All for the Boss
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This Shabbos follows Rosh Chodesh Kislev the day the Rebbe came out of his room after suffering a heart attack in 5738-1977. This Friday was Beis Kislev, the day 10 years later 5748-1987 when the Sefarim were returned to the Previous Rebbe's library.

This week's parsha speaks about how Yitzchok planted grain  in the land of Gerar and reaped an estimated 100 times greater than a regular crop.  Rashi asks why we need to know this, and explains that the reason the Torah gives this estimation is to teach about the need to give maaser.

Pirkei D'Rav Eliezer asks; is it possible that Yitzchok Avinu planted grain? Chav v'Shalom! What he planted was tzedaka. Why is the Pirkei D'Rav Eliezer bothered by the possibility that Yitzchok Avinu planted grain so much so that he had to negate the possibility by saying Chas v'Shalom? Why did he instead say that he planted tzedaka, which is not seemingly according  to the simple meaning of the verse?

The answer is because the Avos are a merkavah, a chariot of Hashem in this world. Nothing they do is for personal gain. By the Avos everything in this world is Hashem  and is for Hashem, everything is for Torah and mitzvos. In general when a person has wealth, he recognizes that he needs to share it with others. By Yitzchok this was different, it was the exact opposite. He didn't plant and then give, rather his first priority was only the mitzvah of maaser. Because he had a mitzvah to do he needed to plant grain in order to have something to give.

We see a similar approach by Avraham Avinu as well when Hashem praised him that his greatest accomplishment of all was l'maan yetzave, that he taught his children and passed on his way in the service of Hashem with all he had to them. His first priority was to serve Hashem and go in His ways, therefore he wanted a family to give to so that they too would follow in the ways of Hashem to give tzedaka etc.  (His son Yitzchok brought this service to an even higher level.)

This is the meaning of the Pirkei D'Rav Eliezer when it asks; is it possible that Yitzchok Avinu planted grain? Chav v'Shalom! The intention is  that he didn't plant to first have and then give, rather his only intention was to give maaser. This applies to all mitzvos. We have this in mind when we think while doing the mitzvah of learning Torah. It's in our speech when we do mitzvos such as saying the Shema. It's also our intention while we put on tzitzis for example, which is referred to as Hashem's garment (perusa d'Malka), when we intend to accept Hashem's kingship upon ourselves with this mitzvah which represents all of the 613 mitzvos. We have this same intention as we drink a cup of water. We would like to make a bracha to thank Hashem for everything but we need something that we can make a bracha upon, so we take some water and make the bracha, shehakol n'yehe b'dvaro.

This is also the reason that we bring our very best, not just our leftovers to Hashem. Whether it's by making the Shul the best building in the city or by bringing our best animal as a korbon or by sharing our best food with guests etc. This is what Avraham taught us. Yitzchok brought out the service of having singular focus on the Shul, the korbon and the guests therefore i have what is necessary to do those mitzvos.

When we reflect on this we might feel that this is beyond our level, something too unrealistic to actually achieve. It is for this very reason, that it is very difficult, that Hashem has provided us with our Rabbeim. This is what hiskashrus is all about, and this is what we celebrate on Rosh Chodesh Kislev and Shabbos Beis Kislev. When the Rebbe got well and emerged from his office, returning on Rosh Chodesh Kislev a great expansion began. Just as by the Avos, so too by the Rebbe; the new life provided was all for Hashem all for Torah, mitzvos and the spreading of Chassidus  and to continue preparing the world for Moshiach in an even greater and more expansive way.

In turn the Rebbe has explained that this is also true for each and every one of us. Once when the Rebbe met a newscaster he explained that his purpose is to reveal Hashem through his newscasting. We are all created to serve Hashem in a unique way according to each individual ("Ani nivrasi l'shamesh es Koni- My purpose is to serve my Creator).

As Chassidim, the Rebbe's focus is our focus: therefore our entire focus is on Hashem.

Once Rabbi Yitzchok Hendel from Montreal bought a house from another Jew. He asked the Rebbe a question about using a heter iska (a business permit) in making the purchase. The Rebbe instead asked him about the Jew and whether he kept Shabbos, put on Tefillin or kept kosher. When Rav Hendel seemed surprised because the Rebbe's answer seemed unrelated to the question about the heter iska the Rebbe, seeing his surprise said: "How is it possible not to take an interest in another Jew's ruchinus (his spirtual condition)?".
This is our focus,  we look at everything first and primarily as ways to serve Hashem (l'shamesh es Koni). May we immediately merit the revelation of the world being filled with the knowledge of Hashem together with Moshiach Now!

A Good Shabbos A Good Chodesh

Chabad Chodesh - Kislev

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

Reminder!!! Farbrengen for men tonight

Farbrengen for men tonight (Thur)
8 pm in shul
in honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Guest Speaker: Rabbi Avrohom Shmuel Bukiet

Frankel Shiva

Mrs. Tzirel Frankel
is sitting shiva until Thursday on the passing of her mother.
Address: 109 S Vista St. 
Times: 11am-1pm, 3-6 & 7:30-9:30pm. 
Minyonim: Shachris 8:45am. Mincha/Maariv 4:30pm.

Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim.  Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehe besochom! 

Tehillim Needed!! Wed & Thur.

Reb Isser Goldstein is having some procedures
on Wednesday and Thursday iy"h, both early in the day.

Please say tehillim - his Hebrew name is Isser Leib ben Chava Rivkah.

Thank you and may we share only good news! 

Minyan Needed!

Minyan Needed for Yossi Kreiman's 6th yahrtzeit!!
Tuesday, 28 Cheshvan/November 29,
at Mt. Olive Cemetery - 7231 East Slauson Ave. 90040
12:15 pm - Tehilim, followed by Mincha

Announcements - Chayei Sarah

  • Click Here for KYY Update. 
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thankv you to all of our supporters!!!
  • THURSDAY: 8 pm for men in shul in honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev.
  • NICHUM AVEILIM: Mrs. Tzirel Frankel is sitting shiva until Thursday on the passing of her mother. Address: 109 S Vista St. 
    Times: Motzei Shabbos: 7:30-9:30. Sun-Thur: 11am-1pm 3-6 & 7:30-9:30pm.
    Minyonim: Shachris Sun: 9 am, Mon-Thur: TBA. Mincha/Maariv 4:30 pm. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim.  Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehe besochom! 
  • TEHILIM: Please say tehilim for Aharon ben Dina Nassy.
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