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Announcements - Kedoshim

  • Click here for KYY update.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”.
  • The Bar Mitzvah of Tzvi Yaakov Oster will take place @ Yoec this Shabbos. There will a Kiddush & Farbrengen with Reb Meilach Zwiebel. All all welcome!
  • Click here for a list of places where one may buy chametz after Pesach. 
  • Congregation Levi Yitzchok invites you to a powerful video presentation and lecture - "Communication is the Key” Educating parents & educators with the tools to listen to our children, so they can empower them to deal with social issues. Presented by the noted educator: Rabbi Avrohom M. Segal - Educational Consultant from Eretz Yisroel. Thursday, 1 Iyar/May 1, 7:30 pm in shul. Click here for more info. 

Shabbos Schedule - Kedoshim

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:14
  • Shabbos Mevorchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Shimon Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:29 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:30 am 
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls (in KYY) 4:30 pm
  • Shiur in Pirkei Avos for men with Rabbi Raichik: 6:15 pm
  • Mincha: 7:15 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:17 pm
  • Molad for Chodesh Iyar: Tuesday, Nisan 29/April 29, 4:38 pm and 10 chalokim.
  • Rosh Chodesh Iyar: Wednesday & Thursday, April 30 & May 1.

Kiddush Sponsors - Kedoshim

  • Mr. & Mrs. Milton Goodman in honor of Mrs. Frances Goodman’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Asher Bastomski for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Sharon Bastomski’s father Kalmen ben Menachem Mendel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Benarroch in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Kreitenberg in honor of Mr. Harvey Kreitenberg’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Nathanson in honor of Rabbi Reuven Nathanson’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shmuel Stroll in honor of Mrs. Malka Stroll’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Wolowik in honor of Rabbi Yosef Wolowik’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Kedoshim

  • Mr. & Mrs. Meir Finck in honor of Mrs. Mushky Finck’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. Yosef Goldberger in honor of his son Simi’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman in honor of Rabbi Mendel Goldman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Kedoshim

6:00 pm - At the home of: Mrs. Tova Levine 
361 N Vista St.
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

Mazal Tov To - Kedoshim

  • Mrs. Miriam Gluck on the birth of her great grandson (to Nochum & Alty Greenberg).
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jack Mayesh on the engagement of their son Josh to Tanya Abrekov. 

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Shmuel Wolowik - 26 Nisan
  • Mr. Harvey Kreitenberg - 26 Nisan
  • Rabbi Reuven Nathanson - 28 Nisan
  • Yosef Itzchack Gutierrez - 28 Nisan
  • Mr. Efraim Lezak - 29 Nisan
  • Simi Goldberger - 30 Nisan
  • Chaim Vogel - 30 Nisan
  • Rabbi Mendel Goldman - 1 Iyar

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Benarroch - 1 Iyar

Devar Torah - Kedoshim

The Simcha of Life and the Ultimate Simcha is found in the Details

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

I recently heard* about someone who asked a Rabbi why it is that the Jewish religion seems to obsess over insignificant details. For example - how much matza we have to eat or which spoon was used for milk and which fork for meat, or the correct way is to tie shoelaces. Is this nitpicking what we call holiness? It seemed to this person that this misses the bigger picture by focusing on minutiae and he really wanted an answer. He sent the Rabbi an email but did not receive a reply. After waiting a week he sent it again, then later again, but still no reply. He began to think perhaps he had finally asked the Rabbi a question that he couldn’t answer.

Sometime later he bumped into the Rabbi and complained that he hadn’t received an answer to what he considered to be a legitimate question. The Rabbi answered that I never claimed to have all the answers, but it happens to be that I did answer your question and sent a reply immediately. The fact that you didn't receive it is itself the answer to your question.

When I sent you my reply, I wrote your email address leaving out the "dot" after gmail before the "com". I figured that you should still receive the email, because after all, it’s just one little dot missing. I mean come on, it's not as if I wrote the wrong name or something extreme like that! Why should anyone make a fuss if you differentiate between "gmail" and "gmail.com"? Can it be possible that you didn't get my email just because of a little dot? Doesn't that sound a bit ridiculous?

Then the Rabbi continued, but I know that it really is not ridiculous. That’s because the dot is not just a dot. It has meaning far beyond the pixels on the screen that form it. To me it may seem insignificant, but that is simply due to my ignorance of technology. All I know is that with the dot, the message gets to the right place; without it, the message is lost to virtual oblivion.

It’s the same with the way we learn the Torah and do mitzvos. They have infinite depth. Every nuance and every detail is important, every dot counts.

The Gemara on the pasuk of this weeks parsha Kedoshim says; Hiskadishtem-Make yourselves holy, this refers to washing before bread, mayim rishonim and; V’hayisem kedoshim refers to washing after the meal, mayim achronim. Like the man who asked the Rabbi we learn from here a similar lesson. The Torah is speaking about being holy, what does such a lofty spiritual thing have to do with such a seemingly mundane activity as washing the hands? It’s to teach that kedusha can only be felt when it’s brought into the fine detail. By making sure that there is no chatzitza, to use a towel and wash 3 times completely covering the entire hand each time is how we bring kedusha into our lives.

For us in Chabad this extends to our observances of cholov Yisroel, pas Yisroel and shechita. Both we, and our children have the custom of placing negel vaser by our beds and wearing tzitzis at night. We need to treasure the opportunity we have to but “the ‘dot’ before the com”; Ashreinu, mah tov chelkeinu! When someone is taking care of the details of preparing for a simcha, IT DOESN’T EVEN ENTER HIS MIND to think that ‘nebech’ I have these details to take care of. He is thinking of the great simcha just ahead and all that is connected to it. This carries him along as he prepares. This is even truer and more so with mitzvos and our minhagim.

We don’t rely upon the heter of Rav Moshe for milk, which by the way has been taken out of context. It was never intended for places where you can get cholov Yisroel as Rav Moshe himself clearly stated. We need to ask ourselves what are we taking in from the world that weakens us to the point that we allow ourselves to think in such a way that we misapply a leniency to such an extent. It’s a sign that we need to get back on track.

The Previous Rebbe told the following story on Shevei Shel Pesach 1936. The chassidim of the Mittler Rebbe were asking each other about what it was that the Alter Rebbe wanted to accomplish with chassidus. They came to conclusion that he wanted that us to take all the things in life that are permitted-reshus, and to treat it as if it were required-chova (This means that if someone has an opportunity to use anything for kedusha then he should and must take responsibility to do so [chova] and if he cannot then he should avoid using it altogether, as it says “Kedoshim tehiu-You shall be sanctified” and “Sanctify yourself with that which is permitted”). Later on, the fabrengen reached a lofty level of simcha and the chassidim broke out into dance. In the midst of the simcha, the Rebbe the Tzemach Tzedek (who was not yet the Rebbe at that time) stopped the dancing and called out the following.  “Turning that which is permissible into that which is required-chova” has already been accomplished by our teacher the Baal Shem Tov and the Rav HaMaggid. To get into debt, to take on new responsibilities does not require Chochma, Bina vDaas (Chabad). The Alter Rebbe has shown us the way to pay off the debt, how to use our Chabad to accomplish our avodah in a way that we are not indebted.”

Every one of us, every Chabad Chosid chooses which way to go. Are we influenced (even subtly) by the culture we find ourselves? Does it creep into our thinking to the point that we begin to look upon things similar to that man with his question for the Rabbi? Or do constantly upgrade our attitude of simcha as we follow in the ways of Chabad Chassidus, as we pay attention to the small details as we prepare for the true simcha, the Geula heamitis v’hashleima? It’s not a burden and we are not a ‘nebach’, we are the most fortunate of all. The choice is ours but we cannot fool ourselves into thinking that there’s some safe middle ground because it’s an illusion that does not exist.

Even though kedusha means removed, more like the love and fear of the angels and flying in the heavens. The reality is however that Hashem desires the small stuff, the details. That’s why every specific of life is covered in halacha, right down to cutting your nails, getting dressed with your right side before left and how you tie your shoes! And for Chabad Chassidim this includes all of our minhagim as well. That’s the dot before the com., then the person and his entire being is really connected and then, a spiritual vibration is emailed throughout the universe, all the way to Hashem’s inbox, from where he will send Moshiach and we will all celebrate together. Good Shabbos.

*(adapted from Rabbi Aaron Moss)

Buying Chametz After Pesach

RCC

• All RCC-supervised establishments have sold their Chometz and one may buy from them after Pesach.

It has been determined that one may buy Chometz from the following supermarkets /outlets:

  • Albertson’s
  • Big lots
  • Bristol Farms
  • Coffee Bean (Mechirah via Kosher LA, Rabbi Benzaquen)
  • Costco
  • CVS
  • Erewhon
  • Food 4 Less
  • Gelson’s
  • Kmart
  • Longs drugs
  • Ralphs /Kroger
  • Rite Aid
  • Safeway
  • Sam’s Club
  • Seven Eleven
  • Smart and Final
  • Smith’s
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Vons /Pavilions
  • Walgreens
  • Wal-Mart
  • Whole Foods Markets
  • 99 Cent only stores
  • We are looking into  Jetro / Restaurant Depot (last year a Mechirah was done thru the Kof-K)

Additionally, a Mechirah was done for the following establishments*:

  • Nuts & More
  • Elat Market
  • Bargain City on Pico
  • Sadaf / Soofer Company
  • Wine & Liquor Depot
  • West Pico Foods

We have no information on other area markets that have no official Hashgacha.

(*in accordance with Igros Moshe Vol.1 resp. 149 ; vol.2 resp. 91 and other Poskim. See Piskei Teshuvos 448-83)


Below list is courtesy of the Star-K
it details items that are not a problem in  any case, even for those who do not wish to rely on a Mechirah. 

(http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-passover-chometzguideafter.htm)

PRODUCT

Chometz Sheavar
Alav HaPesach?

Barley (if pearled, raw and packaged)

No

Beer

Yes

Bread

Yes

Cake

Yes

Cereal with primary ingredient of wheat, oats, or barley

Yes

Chometz content is more than a k'zayis.

Yes

Chometz content in entire package is less than a k'zayis but is greater than 1/60 of the cooked product (e.g. Corn Flakes cereal)

Yes

Chometz content in entire package is less than a k'zayis but is greater than 1/60 of the uncooked product

No

Chometz content is less than 1/60 of the product

No

Chometz Nokshe (e.g. chometz glue)

Yes

Condiments containing vinegar
(e.g. ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles)

No

Cookies

Yes

Cosmetics

No

Detergents

No

Extracts

No

Flour (including whole wheat flour)

No

Food Coloring

No

Ketchup

No

Kitniyos

No

Malt flavoring (in product)

Yes

Maltodextrin

No

Maltose (in product)

Yes

Mayonnaise

No

Medicine containing chometz

No

Modified food starch (from unknown source)

No

Mustard

No

Pasta

Yes

Pickles

No

Pretzels

Yes

Processed on chometz equipment with no chometz content in product (if it was not known to have been processed on Pesach)

No

Products non-edible even for canine consumption

No

Rolled Oats

Yes

Soy Sauce (containing wheat)

Yes

Vanillin and Ethyl vanillin

No

Vinegar (from unknown sources)

No

Vitamins containing chometz

No

Wheat bran

Yes

Wheat germ

Yes

Wheat gluten (unknown amount in product)

Yes

Wheat protein (unknown amount in product)

Yes

Whiskey

Yes

Yeast (Baker's)

No

Yeast extract 

 

Announcements - Chol Hamoed Pesach

  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”.
  • We are happy to announce that our shul will be featuring special guest speaker, world famous storyteller Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Hill. Rabbi Hill will be presenting “Mission Possible: An Actor Returns to his Jewish Roots”, the story of his father, Steven Hill’s, return to Yiddishkeit and the lessons we can all learn from his story. Rabbi Hill will be speaking in our shul this Shabbos at 12:45 pm.

Schedule for Shabbos & 2nd Days of Pesach

Shabbos Chol Hamoed

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:08 pm
  • Shiur Chassidus with Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:34 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am (Upstairs)
  • Sota Shiur by Rabbi Bukiet: 6:00 pm
  • Mincha: 7:05 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:11 pm

Sunday, Nisan 20/April 20

  • Light Candles (No Shehecheyanu): 7:10 pm
  • Sota Shiur by Rabbi Bukiet: 12:00 am
  • Our custom is that men stay up during the night studying Torah (Alos is at 4:55 am) 

Monday, Nisan 21/ April 21 - Shevii Shel Pesach

  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:33 am 
  • Main Minyan Shacharis (upstairs): 10:15 am
  • Late Minyan Shacharis (in shul): 11:15 am
  • Mincha: 7:10 pm
  • Light Candles (No Shehecheyanu) from pre-existing flame after: 8:13 pm 

Tuesday, Nisan 22/ April 22 - Acharon Shel Pesach

  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:32 am 
  • Main Minyan Shacharis (upstairs): 10:15 am - Yiskor: 12:00 pm
  • Late Minyan Shacharis (in shul): 11:15 am
  • Sota Shiur by Rabbi Bukiet: 4:30 pm
  • Mincha: 5:15 pm
  • Followed by Moshiach Seudah
  • Women’s Moshiach Seuda at the Raichik home - 6724 Beverly Blvd: 6:15 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 8:13 pm
  • After Pesach, give the Rav about an hour to repurchase the Chametz before eating or using.

For all the laws and customs regarding Pesach please see the Chabad Chodesh

Mazal Tov To - Chol Hamoed Pesach

  • Mr. & Mrs. Sholom (Charles) Abuchatzera on the birth of their grandson.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yaakov Komar on the birth of their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sender Munitz on the engagement of their granddaughter Faigie Herszberg to Shmully Ulman.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Asher Bastomski - 19 Nisan
  • Yechezkel Shraga Thaler - 20 Nisan
  • Rabbi Yitzchok Arnold - 22 Nisan
  • Mr. Isser Goldstein - 22 Nisan
  • Rabbi Yosef Wolowik - 25 Nisan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Dovid ben Reb Shaul (Mr. Steve Zipp’s father) - 20 Nisan
  • Scott Darin ben Dovid (Mr. Steve Zipp’s brother) - 20 Nisan
  • Reb Moshe Eliyahu ben Reb Avrohom Yitzchok (Mrs. Chaya Leah Berger’s father) - 20 Nisan
  • Tzivya Esther bas Moshe (Mr. Steve Zipp’s mother) - 20 Nisan
  • Reb Leah bas Reb Yosef (Mr. Reuven Horwitz’s mother) - 22 Nisan
  • Reb Paz Feivel ben Reb Dovid Shusterman - 23 Nisan
  • Reb Kalman ben Reb Menachem Mendel (Mrs. Elly Rubin’s husband) - 24 Nisan

Announcements - Acharei

  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”.
  • Rabbi Raichik's shiurim can now be found on You-Tube under the keyword "Rabbi Raichik". 
  • Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast.. Early bird special is available for a FIVE more days. Click here for more info. 

Pesach Announcements

  • Ads: The Shul has a web page for members to advertise their goods or services leading up to Pesach. If you want to be featured, please email us your flyer or announcement. Attachments must be in pdf or jpeg format. Note: The shul reserves the right to reject and/or modify any submission for any reason. Click here to see the page.  
  • Maos Chitim: Those who would like to give money for Maos Chitim please go to www.chabadofla.com/Donate, or give a check to Rabbi Raichik.
  • Koshering Keilim: Hag’olas Keilim will be done next door to the shul in the parking lot of Beis Yehudah, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, Nisan 9, 10 & 13, 12 - 6 pm.
  • Selling Chometz: Rabbi Raichik will be available in the Shul to sell your Chometz from 9 to 10 am, and for a half hour after Maariv, or by appointment. 
  • If you are leaving out of state, there is a special mechiras chometz form for a sale that will be done earlier. Rabbi Raichik will accept these forms until Motzei Shabbos (12 Nisan/April 12) 10:00 pm.
  • Shaimos: Please DO NOT bring your shaimos to shul. There are shaimos services that will pick up for a small fee. The Yeshiva also has a shaimos depository. Shaimos left in the shul ends up in the garbage.
  • Questions: For answers to Pesach Shailos please call the Rov between 9:30 & 10:30 pm at (323) 930-2759.
  • Lockers & Personal Items: Please remember to clean out your lockers of any chometz and remove all personal items from any public areas. ANYTHING LEFT WILL BE THROWN AWAY.
  • Parking: The city has relaxed some of its rules due to Pesach.Click here for more details.
  • Matzah: As every year the Shul will help people buy Matzah, for themselves or for Mivtzoim. Please call and order, let us know what you need and when you will be picking it up. (We will provide envelopes and brochures). 

Schedule for Shabbos & 1st Days of Pesach

Shabbos Parshas Tzav

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:03
  • Chassidus, Cheese danishes, Starbucks and babysitting: Shabbos morning, 8:45-9:45 at 118 S. Orange Dr.  
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan with Rabbi Zalman Friedman: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Shimon Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:39 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls (in KYY) 4:30 pm
  • Shiur in Hilchos Pesach with Rabbi Raichik: 5:45 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:00 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:06 pm

Sunday, Nisan 13/April 13

  • Start Bedikah After: 8:00 pm

Monday, Nisan 14/April 14 - Fast of the Firstborn

  • Siyumim after all the regular minyonim.  
    All those who are able to make siyumim please contact Rabbi Raichik
  • Finish Eating Chametz By: 10:43 am
  • Burn & Annul Chametz By: 11:48 am
  • Chatzos: 12:53 pm 
  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 7:06 pm
  • Try To Finish Eating Afikomen By Midnight: 12:53 am

Tuesday, Nisan 15/April 15 - Pesach Day One

  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:37 am
  • Main Minyan Shacharis (upstairs): 10:15 am
  • Late Minyan Shacharis (in shul): 11:15 am
  • Mincha: 7:05 pm
  • Light Candles (From pre-existing flame) After: 8:09 pm 
  • Start Counting Sefiras Haomer

Wednesday, Nisan 16/April 16 - Pesach Day Two 

  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:36 am
  • Main Minyan Shacharis (upstairs): 10:15 am
  • Late Minayn Shacharis (in shul): 11:15 am
  • Mincha: 7:05 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 8:09 pm

For all the laws and customs regarding Pesach 
please see the 
Chabad Chodesh

Kiddush Sponsors - Acharei

The kiddush this week will take place in the tent, 
Please make sure not to bring any chometz into the shul!
 

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s brother Chaim Yosef ben Harav Yehuda Tzvi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Asher Habibian for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Asher Habibian’s father Nuriel ben Asher ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Raigorodsky in honor of Rabbi Shmuel Raigorodsky’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Berel Schusterman in honor of Rabbi Berel Schusterman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Steve Zipp for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Steve Zipp’s brother Michael ben Dovid ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

 

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Acharei

5:45 pm - At Maayon Yisroel
140 N La Brea Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Reuven Wolf

Mazal Tov To - Acharei

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yeshia Eichenblatt on the birth of their grandson (to Yisroel and Chani Silman)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Shmuel Raigorodsky - 12 Nisan
  • Rabbi Berel Schusterman - 13 Nisan
  • Mr. Boruch Greenbaum - 13 Nisan
  • Mr. Chaim Chodorow - 13 Nisan
  • Boruch Dovber Stroll - 15 Nisan
  • Rabbi Mordechai Katz - 17 Nisan
  • Mr. Moshe Kaszirer - 18 Nisan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Chaim Yosef ben Harav Yehuda Tzvi (Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s brother) - 12 Nisan
  • Nuriel ben Asher (Rabbi Asher Habibian’s father) - 16 Nisan
  • Michael ben Dovid (Mr. Steve Zipp’s brother) - 17 Nisan

Devar Torah - Acharei

Announcements - Metzorah

  • Click here for KYY update.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”.
  • Sunday: Memorial Service & Tribute to Mr. Norman Katz ob"m (father of Rabbi Mordechai Katz) at Chabad of Palos Verdes. Click here for more info. 
  • Thursday: Farbrengen in Shul for men at 8:00 pm In honor of 11 Nisan - The Rebbe's Birthday.
  • Please say Tehillim for Sarah Bas Gittel who suffered a series of small strokes and the doctors are still analyzing the MRI to see if anything else is going on, chas v'shalom.
  • Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast.. Early bird special is available for a ten more days. Click here for more info. 

Pesach Announcements

  • Ads: The Shul has a web page for members to advertise their goods or services leading up to Pesach. If you want to be featured, please email us your flyer or announcement. Attachments must be in pdf or jpeg format. Note: The shul reserves the right to reject and/or modify any submission for any reason. Click here to see the page.  
  • Maos Chitim: Those who would like to give money for Maos Chitim please go to www.chabadofla.com/Donate, or give a check to Rabbi Raichik.
  • Koshering Keilim: Hag’olas Keilim will be done next door to the shul in the parking lot of Beis Yehudah, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, Nisan 9, 10 & 13, 12 - 6 pm.
  • Selling Chometz: Rabbi Raichik will be available in the Shul to sell your Chometz from 9 to 10 am, and for a half hour after Maariv, or by appointment. 
  • If you are leaving out of state, there is a special mechiras chometz form for a sale that will be done earlier. Rabbi Raichik will accept these forms until Motzei Shabbos (12 Nisan/April 12) 10:00 pm.
  • Shaimos: Please DO NOT bring your shaimos to shul. There are shaimos services that will pick up for a small fee. The Yeshiva also has a shaimos depository. Shaimos left in the shul ends up in the garbage.
  • Questions: For answers to Pesach Shailos please call the Rov between 9:30 & 10:30 pm at (323) 930-2759.
  • Lockers & Personal Items: Please remember to clean out your lockers of any chometz and remove all personal items from any public areas. ANYTHING LEFT WILL BE THROWN AWAY.
  • Parking: The city has relaxed some of its rules due to Pesach. Click here for more details.
  • Matzah: As every year the Shul will help people buy Matzah, for themselves or for Mivtzoim. Please call and order, let us know what you need and when you will be picking it up. (We will provide envelopes and brochures). 

Shabbos Schedule - Metzorah

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:58
  • Chassidus, Cheese danishes, Starbucks and babysitting: Shabbos morning, 8:45-9:45 at 118 S. Orange Dr.  
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan with Rabbi Zalman Friedman: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Shimon Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:45 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am 
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls (in KYY) 4:30 pm
  • Shiur in Hilchos Pesach with Rabbi Raichik; 5:45 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:00 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:01 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Metzorah

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Benarroch for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Shimon Benarroch’s brother Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Avrohom ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Milton Goodman for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Milton Goodman’s brother Reb Avrohom ben Reb Yisroel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Ber Levine in honor of Rabbi Shalom Ber Levine’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Metzorah

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman in honor of Mrs. Shterny Fogelman’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
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Devar Torah - Metzorah

Tapping in to Bais Chayanu (770) at Home
By Rabbi Raichik

On many occasions the Rebbe emphasized and explained the importance of 770. It is the place were the Previous Rebbe learned and davened while living his life in this world. The same holds true of the holiness of the Rebbe's room where he spent over 50 years learning davening and doing myriads of activities on behalf of the klal.

The Previous Rebbe said that once as a young child (about 5 or 6 years old) he was in the room of his grandfather the Rebbe Maharash after his histalkus. Suddenly his father the Rebbe Rashab not noticing him entered the room wearing a hat and gartel. With his lips moving and tears falling he took out a kvitel and began reading it, just as it was during yechidus. The Previous Rebbe speaks about this in the first maamar of his nesius. He said that when a tzadik leaves there is a kedusha that still remains in his room that effects the room. He then told the story mentioned above.

Whenever we enter 770 anwhenever we enter the Rebbe's room its best to  know this, that the place of the Rebbe has kedusha, and that the kedusha continues to effect. Do we feel it?

There is a story about the Rebbe Rashab and Hershel Gurary. Hershel Gurary was always helping the Rebbe. He merited to by buried right next to him. Once, someone brought three objects, a gartel, a besomim box and one other thing to Hershel Gurary after the war. He claimed that they were authentic holy objects that were the possessions of the Rashal, the Rama and one other great tzadik. Hershel Gurary was thinking that it would be worthwhile to acquire them but he wasn't sure if they were authentic. He brought them into the Rebbe's room, explained his consideration and placed them on the table in front of him. The Rebbe picked up the first one then put it back down. He then wiped his forehead, then picked it up once more and put it back down. He did the same for the second object. He then picked up the third object only once and commented that it was a precious object. Hershel Gurary then asked the Rebbe why he treated the first two objects differently than the third. The Rebbe explained that that when a tzaddik  uses an object a mark is left on it that is possible to be felt. I didn't feel any holiness in the first two objects and i thought that perhaps it was because i had a block that made me insensitive to the kedesha in the object. I put it down and wiped my forehead and was "meharher b'tshuva-had thoughts of teshuva". I then picked it up again and still didn't feel kedusha in the object and realized that it was not because of me.  As soon as i picked up the third object though, it's kedusha was immediately felt. This is true of the Rebbe Rashab who was able to feel, but for us, we don't always feel even though the kedusha is real and present.

The Rebbe has x-ray  vision and can see what is behind things and feel. Once the Prevous Rebbe was with the Rebbe Rashab in Paris. The Rebbe Rashab stopped somewhere in the middle  of  the street and said that he felt that perhaps someone once davened mincha at this spot. On a second occasion when they passed the same spot again he said that he was certain that someone had davened mincha at this spot.

The Previous Rebbe's chair and his place at the table was set at the Pesach Seder in 770 upstairs after the histalkus. The Rebbe would sit by  his side. During tthe first year after the histalkus the Rebbe would answer many who would make requests that he went to the Rebbe's room and read their pidyon, just as before the histalkus during yechidus (aside from the Ohel).

This is why every object that we have from the Rebbe is very special, be it a Tanya, a dollar or a letter, the kedusha did not leave. During the first 12 days of Nissan we do not say tachanun because we are commemorating the special offerings the Nesiim brought for the dedication of the Mishkon. The Mishkon is Hashem's special  hub in this world where his kedusha is felt. From there it spreads throughout the entire  world. We have, in each of our homes a small Mikdash as well. Whatever we do in our homes, what we say, how we act, the food we eat and the table  that we eat upon, all of it is a Mikdash. The kedusha remains, it is not diminished and can be felt. It effects us wherever we are. We receive the power and ability to do this from the Nasi. Through our avoda in our domain we make the entire world a  dwelling place for Hashem, and all of this will be fully revealed with the Geula Amitis v'Hashleima.

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