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Shul Bulletin

Announcements

  • Please pay your Shavuos pledges here. Thank you! 
  • KYY is ending its 10th year with a Grand Celebration this Sunday! RSVP is necessary. Click here for more information. 
  • Please say Tehillim for Shmuel Choni ben Leah, Rochel Bas Simcha Chaya, Devorah Miriam bas Sarah and for Rachamim Oscar ben Rochel.

Shabbos Parshas Naso Schedule

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:42 pm
  • Shiur Chassidus with Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:17 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am 
  • Mesibos Shabbos for Girls: 4:30 pm in Shul
  • Shiur in Pirkei Avos by Rabbi Raichik: 6:40 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:40 pm - Pirkei Avos - Perek 1
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:45 pm

Kiddush Sponsors

  • Mr. & Mrs. Mailach Weiss in honor of the ufruf of their son Danny. May he be Zoche to build a binyan aday ad.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Ashkenazi for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi’s father Noson ben Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Boruch Leib Braude for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Boruch Leib Braude’s mother Tova bas Yerachmiel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
    Also in honor of their new grandson. May he give them much nachas and may he grow up to be a true chossid yirei shomaim and lamdan.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Binyomin Burston in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
    Also in honor of Rabbi Burston’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • The Kagan Family for the yahrtzeit their mother Sara Gittel bas Avrohom ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 

The kiddush for the early minyan is sponsored by:

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Antian in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. 
  • Yacov Avila & Ari Goldman in honor of Yossi Nathanson’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Yossi Nathanson in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur

 

At the home of Mrs. Rochel Fayga Cherman
458 N Fuller Ave.
6:30 pm
Speaker: Rabbi Levi Kramer

 

Mazal Tov To

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Boruch Leib Braude on the birth of a grandson to Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Abramov.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Piperno on the marriage of their daughter Mushky to Yossi Friedfertig.

Upcoming Birthdays:

  • Levi Mishulovin - 14 Sivan
  • Rabbi Chaim Binyomin Burston - 14 Sivan
  • Yehoshua Ovadya Engelson - 15 Sivan
  • Menachem Mendel Habibian - 15 Sivan
  • Menachem Mendel Mishulovin - 15 Sivan
  • Mr. Joshua R Rosen - 16 Sivan
  • Rabbi Danny Rotenberg - 16 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yosef Chazanow - 16 Sivan
  • Rabbi Jonathan Glabman - 17 Sivan
  • Yisroel Newman - 17 Sivan
  • Mr. Frank Revere - 18 Sivan

 

 

Upcoming Anniversaries:

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman - 14 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Antian - 14 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Binyomin Burston - 15 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits:

  • Tova bas Yerachmiel (Rabbi Boruch Leib Braude’s mother) - 13 Sivan
  • Noson ben Moshe (Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi’s father) - 15 Sivan
  • Sara Gittel bas Avrohom (Mrs. Kagan a"h) - 17 Sivan

Devar Torah

The Mashpia of today: Will we only settle with Rabbenu HaKodesh?

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

We have been speaking about the Rebbe’s call for asei lecha Rav over the last few weeks. The mishna at the end of gemara sotah says that anava-humility and yiras cheit-fear of sin ceased with the passing of Rabbenu HaKodesh. In the gemara, Rav Yosef said; “Do not say that humility has ceased because I am here”. Rav Nachman said; “Do not say that yiras cheit has ceased because I am here”.

Were Rav Yosef and Rav Nachman disagreeing with the mishna? What about all the leaders in between Rabbenu HaKodesh and their generation? Were they the only ones to be humble and have yiras cheit? What suddenly changed?

The Rebbe explained that when they taught, they spoke through a meturgaman, who elaborated on their words, or through a tanna who spoke loudly, amplifying their words.  Both Rav Yosef and Rav Nachman knew that they were not on the level of Rabbenu HaKodesh. They did not want however that the tanna should say that publicly. They wanted that the public should have a living example of humility and yiras cheit. If all they would know was that those qualities were lost with Rabbenu HaKodesh then they would not feel the relevance of the mishna to their lives. Time had passed since Rabbenu HaKodesh they were no longer aware of the great difference between him and what followed as they had in previous generations. In the later period in which Rav Yosef and Rav Nachman lived, the public would conclude either that humility and yiras cheit are no longer relevant or their leaders didn’t have it. If they would reach this conclusion then they would no longer view the leaders of the generation with the appropriate respect, awe or admiration.

In a similar vein, the Alter Rebbe in the first perek of the Tanya brings Abaya’s objection to Rabbah’s referring to himself as a benoni. The Tanya over the first 12 perakim explains the definitions of tzadik, rasha and benoni before concluding the true meaning of Rabbah’s statement. Abaya’s intention in his objection however was to say that if you are not an example of the true tzaddik then what will be with the rest of us. What will become of us and what will we aspire toward?

The lesson from this sicha is a clear message to those who say that the mashpiim of this generation are incomparable to the previous generation. While there may be important differences, nevertheless it isn’t proper to undermine the importance of their influence for our generation. They may be very aware themselves of these important differences. Nevertheless, they in this generation, as Rav Yosef and Rav Nachman in theirs are concerned to have a positive impact upon their student’s and communities. They have a valuable contribution to make and holding them in positive regard enables them to be properly effective in their respective roles. If we do not take this seriously we place this essential link in peril (chas v’Shalom) which answers many questions as to how we have arrived at our present situation.

Through our strengthening in the fulfillment of the Rebbe’s directive of asei lecha Rav, we will be zoche to continue to follow in the path of chassidus and the ways of chassidim. Through this may we merit to the complete hisgalus of the ultimate leader, Moshiach, immediately. A good Shabbos

(adapted from Toras Menachem, Shabbos parshas Bamidbar 5 Sivan 5724)  

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