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TONIGHT!!! Yud Beis-Yud Gimmle Tammuz Farbrengen for men with Rabbi Mendel Schapiro

Farbrengen for Men in the Shul

TONIGHT!!!
Monday night, 12 Tammuz/June 29,
immediately after maariv (9:00 pm)

in honor of Yud Beis - Yud Gimmle Tammuz

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Guest speaker: Rabbi Mendel Schapiro
Mashpia at YOEC

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Update Re: Help Needed!!!

A BIG thanks to all that responded, b"h we have found a place for them through next week.

May we alwasy share only good news!!!

Good Shabbos 

Announcements - Chukas

  • Click here for KYY updates.
  • 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 kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.
  • Experience the arrest and miraculous liberation of the Frierdike Rebbe. Theatrical drama……sound effects…and music performed by master storyteller Rabbi Sholem Perl. Go to www.mystoryteller.club to order and for more info.
  • MONDAY: Farbrengen for men in shul after maariv (around 9 pm), in honor of Yud-Beis - Yud-Gimmel Tammuz. Guest speaker: Rabbi Mendel Schapiro - Mashpia at YOEC.
  • Sundays: Rabbi Yosef Bukiet will be giving his yearly class to the women about the Beis Hamikdosh in the KYY room from 10 to 11 am for 3 consecutive Sundays starting Sunday, 18 Tammuz/July 5. Rabbi Bukiet’s shiur will be followed by Rabbi Bart's regular shiur, Living with Moshiach, from 11 to 11:45 followed by Tehillim, from 11:45 to 12:00. 
  • Women & girls!!! Save the date!! Monday, Tammuz 19/July 6, 8:30 pm “creating a centerpiece for your next simcha” Flower/Centerpiece class with Michal Poratti at the Chabad Persian Youth Center - 9022 W Pico. $18 per person. Sponsored by the Lubavitch Shidduch Network LA. 

Shabbos Schedule - Chukas

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:50
  • Chassidus, Starbucks and babysitting: 8:40-9:30 sharp @ 118 S Orange Dr. 
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:19 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • NO Kol Yakov Yehuda for the summer :(
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls: 4:30 pm
  • Pirkei Avos Shiur with Rabbi Raichik: 6:50 
  • Mincha: 7:50 pm
  • Pirkei Avos - Chapter 5
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:53 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Chukas

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Bastomski for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Etty Bastomski’s father Reb Noson Kalmen ben Reb Tzvi Meir ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Chukas

6:30 pm - At the home of Mrs. Ruchama Thaler
418 N Martel Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz

Mazal Tov To - Chukas

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Duchman on the birth of their grandson (to Shuly & Soochie Eizicovics.) 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Itzik Nassy on the birth of their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandparent Mr. & Mrs. Aron Nassy.
  • Rabbi & Dr. Nachum Pinson on the engagement of their granddaughter Chaya Mushka Gurkov to Shmuly Teitelbaum.
  • DOUBLE mazal tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Gershon Schusterman on the birth of TWO grandsons (to Nochum & Hinda Sosover and to Kushi & Frieda Malka Schusterman.)
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Wolf on the engagement of their daughter Zisi to Mendel Zirkind. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Joel Yachzel on the birth of a grandson (to Eliyahu and Elianna Ickovic.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Dovber Cherman - 10 Tamuz
  • Yosef Chaim Kaufman - 11 Tamuz
  • Rabbi Tuvia Helfen - 12 Tamuz
  • Yosef Yitzchak Novack - 12 Tamuz
  • Rabbi Nachman Kreiman - 13 Tamuz
  • Sholom Dovber Raeburn - 13 Tamuz
  • Rabbi Moshe Raichik - 14 Tamuz
  • Yosef Yitzchak Plotke - 14 Tamuz
  • Zev Yisroel Cherman - 16 Tamuz

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Eliezer Yaakov Kahan - 10 Tamuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Gershon Schusterman - 12 Tamuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Asher Habibian - 13 Tamuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. David Diamand - 14 Tamuz

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Leima ben Reb Avrohom Yaakov Halevi (Mrs. Chani Rotenberg’s brother) - 14 Tamuz
  • Reb Yaakov Naftoli ben Reb Shlomo Zalmen (Rabbi Danny Rotenberg’s father) - 14 Tamuz
  • Reb Noson Kalmen ben Reb Tzvi Meir (Mrs. Etty Bastomski’s father) - 15 Tamuz
  • Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Moshe (Mrs. Chana Ganzburg’s father) - 16 Tamuz

Devar Torah - Chukas

Yud Beis Tammuz: A Time to Connect
and to Break Through the Boundaries of Nature!
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

While preparing for Yud Beis-Yud Gimmel Tammuz I came across a manuscript of a drasha given by ‘The Rav’, HaRav Dov Ber Soloveitchik about the nature of Chabad-Lubavitch. He delivered the drasha at the celebration of the Lubavitcher Yeshiva while standing in the presence of the Previous Rebbe. From the viewpoint of the Rav, not himself a Lubavitcher Chosid, it illuminates what we have and what we can accomplish as Chassidim of the Rebbe. It is therefore a good idea to provide a few excerpts in the following paragraphs as we approach Yud Beis and Yud Gimmel Tammuz, which offer a taste of the message he conveyed.

As a child I grew up in a small town in Russia where there lived both Chassidei Chabad and Misnagdim. My Melamed was specifically a Lubavitcher Chosid! During class it was not uncommon to have debates about who was greater, the “Gaon” (the Vilna Gaon) or the Alter Rebbe. As I traveled here today by train, in my thoughts I concluded that the best possible comparison there is, to the exclusion of any other that best describes the Lubavitcher Rebbe is; the Lubavitcher Rebbe is non other than the Rabi Chanina ben Dosa of our generation. Rabi Chanina ben Dosa took control over and governed the laws of nature!

The Gemara in Taanis (25a) tells how on a Friday night Rabi Chanina ben Dosa saw that his daughter was sad. She explained that she accidently poured vinegar into the lamp and lit the Shabbos candles. He consoled her saying she had nothing to be concerned about because; “The One Who commanded oil to ignite can command vinegar to ignite as well”. And so it was! So too it was when the Rebbe sent out His directives from Lubavitch to the Chassidim of the small town of my youth, even vinegar ignited; Lubavitch took control over nature!

The Gemara tells another story about a certain woman named Aiku, a neighbor of Rabi Chanina ben Dosa. She was building a house but the beams did not reach from wall to wall. She came before R. Chanina and asked him; “I built my house but my beams don’t reach (from wall to wall)”. He asked her for her name and then said; “Aiku (translation: “oh how, or may”) your beams reach (from wall to wall)”.  The wall elongated the necessary length. The Chassidim of my town, man and woman would go to Lubavitch to visit the Rebbe. They left burdened with their many troubles. They would meet with the Rebbe and cry out that their homes were collapsing under the pain and suffering of their burden, which they did not have the wherewithal to bear. The Rebbe gave them His advice and His bracha. That man or woman returned home happy full of optimism and hope because the beams upon which their homes rested were now elongated and able to support their home.

Images of that cruel era in Tsarist Russia pass through my memory. On one side stood the evil decrees waged against the Jews by the government. On the other side were the pressures being mounted by the Enlightenment movement that tried with it’s well known cadre of inciters to use force and cunning in an attempt to assert it’s ideology into the minds and hearts of the Jewish community. With all of this tightening like a noose from all sides the Litvishe Yeshiva was threatened and then closed. Lubavitch however stood up with mesirus nefesh, opposed the onslaught and went ahead to trample the snake. Again this is reflected in the activities of Rabi Chanina ben Dosa. The Gemara in Brachos (33a) tells a story that occurred in a certain place where there was an arod (a wild donkey) that would harm people. They came and told Rabi Chanina ben Dosa. He said to them; “Show me its burrow”. He placed his heel over the mouth of the burrow. When the arod exited, he bit him and then died. He placed it on his shoulder and bought it to the Beis Medresh etc. At that time they said; “Woe to the man who meets an arod, but woe to the arod who is met by Rabi Chanina ben Dosa”. Also Lubavitch; it has trampled the wild donkeys and the snakes of inciters; those that seek to destroy Judaism.

In the Sichos we find that the Rebbe compares the Previous Rebbe to Rabi Chanina ben Dosa (24th Teves 5723-1963). We learn from this that the Rebbe gives us the strength to light up the neshamos of Klal Yisroel. Every Jew has pure olive and a wick. Some will say that you are mistaken. They will say that some are so far away that they no longer have any oil, and that what he has left in him is spoiled (hichmitz) turned to vinegar. Don’t be afraid; it will burn, even better, as the Gemara ended with the story of the Shabbos candles, that it burned the entire Shabbos until the end. So too our job is to light up neshamos until Moshiach and not be afraid.

Also we can learn that our homes are not falling apart. If we feel that the beams are weak, that it is difficult to uphold the warmth of Judaism in our turbulent times. Once we connect to the Rebbe, the Rabi Chanina ben Dosa of our generation then the beams become elongated, meaning that the connection and warmth of His Torah and His guidance gives us the strength and inspiration to fill our homes with the warmth and light of Judaism and Chassidus.

Even when Judaism is being attacked from all sides, from within and without, as we see happening with the Enlightenment movement of our times (the wild donkey which bites), with regard to marriage, education, decency, not to mention foreign affairs. Nevertheless we go forward uninterrupted, staying connected to the Rebbe and focused on guidance of the Rebbe in all aspects, including the 12th Ani Maamain, the belief in the coming of Moshiach and living with it. This gives us the ability to burn the vestiges, the walls of galus and bring the revelation of Moshiach Now. 

A Good Shabbos

Announcements - Korach

  • Click here for KYY updates.
  • 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 kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.
  • On Erev Shabbos (Erev Gimmel Tammuz), we light a Yartzeit candle at home before lighting Shabbos candles. It is also customary to give extra Tzedokah on Erev Shabbos to support the Rebbe’s institutions, write a Pan, and visit the Ohel, if possible. We also light the candles by the amud before Shabbos.
  • On Shabbos, it is customary for men to get an aliyah, to review portions of the Maamar V'Ata Tezaveh after each of the tefillos, and to learn a perek of Tanya before Shacharis and after Mincha. Mishnayos are also said, as by any yahrzheit.
  • It is customary for all men to get an aliya this Shabbos. Minyanim for Kriah will begin at 9:00 am. The Gaboim ask that everyone please come to shul before davening to get an aliya.
  • Experience the arrest and miraculous liberation of the Frierdike Rebbe. Theatrical drama……sound effects…and music performed by master storyteller Rabbi Sholem Perl. Go to mystoryteller.club to order and for more info. 

Shabbos Schedule - Korach

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:49
  • Recitation of the first few chapters of the Maamar “Ve'Ata Tezave” by Rabbi Greenbaum: 8:10 pm
  • Kabolas Shabbos 8:30 pm
  • Followed by learning some mishnayos with Rabbi Bart.
  • Chassidus, Starbucks and babysitting: 8:40-9:30 sharp @ 118 S Orange Dr. 
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Bart: 9:00 am
  • Latest Time To Read Shema: 9:18 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shabbos Derosho: Rabbi Schusterman 
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • The recitation of a few chapters of the Maamar “Ve'Ata Tezave” will be during the farbrengen after davening. 
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls: 4:30 pm
  • Mincha: 6:45 pm - Pirkei Avos - Chapter 4
  • Followed by the recitation of the last few chapters of the Maamar “Ve'Ata Tezave” and a chapter of Tanya.
  • Followed by Seder Nigunim and Farbrengen with Rabbi Reuven Wolf.
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:52 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Korach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen in honor of Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Elharrar in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yankel Ginsburg in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Isser Goldstein for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Isser Goldstein’s mother Chava Rivkah bas Reb Avraham ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Korach

  • Mr. & Mrs. Eli Goldman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Reichman for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Mitch Reichman’s father Reb Meir ben Reb Moshe Efraim ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Korach

6:30 pm - At the home of Mrs. Neshe Grossman
366 N Citrus Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Levi Kramer

Mazal Tov To - Korach

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Schnuer Zalmen Raeburn - 2 Tamuz
  • Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen - 4 Tamuz
  • Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy - 4 Tamuz
  • Mr. Rami Tamir - 5 Tamuz
  • Rabbi Dovid Thaler - 7 Tamuz
  • Rabbi Eliyahu Newman - 8 Tamuz

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Elharrar - 3 Tamuz
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yankel Ginsburg - 3 Tamuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman - 5 Tamuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yehudah Lerman - 6 Tamuz
  • Mr. & Mrs. Eli Goldman - 7 Tamuz
  • Mr. Yonason Allison - 8 Tamuz

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Eli ben Reb Moshe (Mrs. Robin Hambourger’s father) - 3 Tamuz
  • Reb Avrohom ben Reb Moshe (Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s brother) - 4 Tamuz
  • Reb Meir ben ben Reb Moshe Efraim (Mr. Mitch Reichman’s father) - 4 Tamuz 
  • Masi Mindel bas Reb Levi Yitzchok Halevi (Mrs. Debbie Fine’s mother) - 5 Tamuz
  • Chava Rivkah bas Reb Avraham (Mr. Isser Goldstein’s mother) - 7 Tamuz
  • Esther bas Reb Mordechai (Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s mother) - 8 Tamuz
  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Sholom (Mr. David Peretz’s father) - 8 Tamuz
  • Reb Raizel ben Reb Yakov Hakohen (Rabbi Zalman Raksin’s grandmother) - 8 Tamuz
  • Yitzchok ben Reb Mordechai Tzvi (Rabbi Zalman Raksin’s grandfather) - 8 Tamuz
  • Baila bas Reb Yitzchok (Rabbi Zalman Raksin’s mother) - 9 Tamuz

Devar Torah - Korach

Gimmel Tammuz: Tearing Down the Iron Curtain of Our Times
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This past week the Shliach of S. Cruz, Rabbi Shlomo Chein led a fabrengen in Shul in honor of Chof Ches Sivan; the anniversary of the day the Rebbe and Rebbitzin arrived from Nazi controlled Europe to the shores of America.

He told a story of a Chosid that took place in the year 1946- 1947 the year after the end of the Second World War in Russia.

In 1939 Eastern Poland was annexed by the Soviet Union, and soon afterward Moscow began a program of mass deportations. Hundreds of thousands of Polish citizens were forced to leave their homes and were transported to Siberia, Kazakhstan, and other parts of the Soviet Union. There were several waves of deportations during which whole families were sent to different parts of the Soviet Union. After the war those holding Polish passports were given permission to leave Russia to return to their native homes. Many Russian Chabad Chassidim made false Polish passports in order to escape Communist Russia. 

The story began with this Russian Chabad Chosid together with his immediate and extended family sitting on the train station platform in the city of Lvov with their false Polish passports waiting to embark on their journey out of the country. Suddenly an army jeep pulled into the station. The Chosid told his family to say Tehillim because they were coming for him. When the soldiers approached they asked to speak with him. The entire family got up and started to walk together. The soldier said; “No no, just him. We just need to speak with him for a minute, he’ll be right back; you stay here.” That minute didn’t end for six months, when the Chosid’s wife finally discovered the location where he was being held. The rest of the family left on the train that night and only the wife and daughter stayed behind in Russia. When he was released from prison, from then on he lived as a fugitive, a Lubavitcher who did the Rebbe’s work hiding in Samarkand in an effort to evade the authorities. Once you are arrested, even after your released they can and often did come to get you. In the meanwhile his son Mordecai had reached New York, and in 1958 was studying in the yeshiva in 770.

At that time legal emigration was in most cases only possible in order to reunite families, especially the elderly. Since this Chosid’s wife had elderly parents in Israel with no one to care for them there was a possibility if they applied for a visa the Soviets would allow the three of them to emigrate, for humanitarian considerations to Israel. The problem with this idea was that it required filling out extensive forms and providing many pictures and details of all of their activities within the last 20 years. For a wanted man living like a fugitive this would be considered tantamount to committing suicide. Then the KGB, having whatever evidence they needed including addresses and details had the discretion to come at anytime and arrest him, a practice that was commonplace. If on the other hand he would lie or forge anything and was caught the punishment was harsh labor camps in Siberia. On the other hand if he didn’t try then he would never be able to leave the Soviet Union. They were in a real quandary, a ‘Catch-22’, about what to do.

Mordecai went into yechidus with the Rebbe and explained the situation. He said that if father will go to the police with all the forms, pictures and details surely the police would investigate. Aside from the police, copies of the package will also be sent to city and state government offices as well as Moscow for investigation and approval. When they see his record they will arrest him but if he doesn’t apply he cannot leave. After he completed his description of their situation the Rebbe waved his hand as if waving it off and said: “Ay, zeh veit nisht chapen- they will overlook it, they won’t catch him.” He asked a second time and got the same response. Mordecai sent a coded message with the Rebbe’s answer to his father Russia.

When his father received the message he spoke with his fellow Chassidim about his next step. His friends were skeptical; they’ll arrest you up they said. But the Rebbe gave his bracha and said they won’t, he insisted. They gave a number of replies. One said that the Rebbe left in 1928 and things are different now, the KGB is much more aggressive. Another said the Rebbe is young. Another said only meant it spiritually. Another said that perhaps he got the message wrong.

In the end he decided that he would listen to the Rebbe and his wife went to the police station and filled out the forms. They waited for an entire year. It was an agonizing year. Having provided their address, they felt as if they could hear a knock on the door at any moment and he would be arrested. Finally they received a message to report to their local KGB station. Once again he went to his fellow Chassidim to talk it through. Again they were pessimistic. They were saying not to go, that certainly he would be arrested. “By going there you are walking straight into the lion’s den, sparing them the trouble of even having to pick you up.” they said.

Nevertheless, being a Chosid he decided to listen to and follow the Rebbe’s guidance. His wife went to the police station and when she arrived the woman clerk began asking questions in a daunting way. She would slowly ask one question after another, staring at her intently, with many pauses in between all intended to intimidate and weaken the resolve of the applicant, a common tactic of the KGB. Finally she interrupted the clerk’s questioning and asked with impatience in her voice; “Why are you asking all these questions, we answered all of them in the forms and you’ve had them for over a year?” The clerk apologized explaining that actually they lost their copy of the package and hadn’t even seen anything. Meanwhile we have received visas for the three of you from Moscow. I’m trying to get at least some understanding of the facts. Soon thereafter she handed her the visas.

After making their arrangements they arrived at the airport to leave. The officer who stamps visas looked at the visas and then at them and said; “ A whole family given visas to leave? We never do that. I’m going to check to see if these are real, I’m going to make sure”. With that he took their visas and left them standing there without their prized tickets to freedom. It was a distressing nervous hour that passed before the officer returned. Finally he did return and said; “Sometimes they are not good, but these are good, I checked with Moscow, you are free to go.”

Finally they boarded the flight. An hour into the flight the pilot made an announcement that there were people on the plane that had illegally boarded and that the plane was turning back and returning to Russia. When they landed the police boarded the plane. The Chosid was sitting with his head in his hands not knowing what would happen next. The police approached his row, and then passed by it going to the back of the plane and removed some other passengers. The police deplaned, the pilot apologized for the inconvenience and they took off again. They arrived in Vienna and from there they went to Eretz Yisroel. R. Shlomo Chein then said that the Chosid in the story was my grandfather R. Berke Chein. My father, R. Mordecai Chein, the son who went into the Rebbe, told this story to me many times.

Standing before Gimmel Tammuz we can learn an important lesson from this story. R. Berke Chein was a Chosid of the Previous Rebbe. He never met the Rebbe personally. He didn’t even have a picture, not to mention any Sichos Kodesh or any Mamarim. It was 1958 and he was completely cut off, he had no active physical contact with the new Rebbe. Never the less, he had a simple and profound emunah in the Rebbe and in his guidance. The Rebbe said to apply to the KGB and it wouldn’t be a problem. Even though that under normal circumstances if a fugitive provides the KGB with his name and correct address along with pictures and explanations of his activities over the last two decades he will bring great harm to himself; nevertheless he proceeded with the full belief in the Rebbe’s words beyond even the protests of his fellow Chassidim. He left to Soviet Union, escaping the KGB and arriving in Eretz Yisroel. He settled in Kfar Chabad and merited to be by the Rebbe in New York.

This story is relevant to all of us. The Rebbe said that this is the last generation of Golus. Many may ask, how is it possible? There is an ‘Iron Cutain’ of Golus surrounding us with all it’s naysayers and opinion makers who describe the impossibilities of us getting out of the predicament of Golus. Best to make peace with Galus and not ‘apply’ to leave. Some will say you never even saw the Rebbe, how can you rely on his word? The voices of caution say things like, the Rebbe was speaking on a spiritual level, or that message was meant for another time. Today we are able to see the Rebbe on video, to connect by hearing his voice learning his Torah and going to the Ohel and 770, things that the Jews in Russia did not have. Until the 28thof Nissan we relied on the Rebbe. Now it’s up to us.

A Good Shabbos

Gimmel Tammuz Aliyos

It is customary for all men to get an aliya 
the Shabbos before Gimmel Tammuz.

Minyanim for Kriah will begin at 9:00 am.

The Gaboim ask that everyone 
please come to shul before davening to get an aliya.

Chabad Chodesh - Tammuz

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

Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Rubashkin Bris

The Rubashkin Bris
will iy"h take place on Monday, 28 Sivan/June 15, 11 am
at 118 S Orange Dr.

May we only share simchos.

TONIGHT!!! 28 Sivan Farbrengen - With Rabbi Shlomo Chein

TONIGHT!!!
9 pm
Farbrengen for men in shul
In honor of 28 Sivan
The Day the Rebbe and Rebbetzin Arrived in the U.S.A.

Guest Speaker:
Rabbi Shlomo Chein - Shliach in S. Cruz, CA,

Announcements - Shlach

  • Click here for KYY updates.
  • 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 kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.
  • SUNDAY: Yom Iyun -for men and women - In preprarion for Gimmel Tammuz, Sunday, 27 Sivan/June 14, 10 am to 1 pm. With Rabbi Shlomo Chein - Shliach in S. Cruz, CA, Rabbi Yossi Lew - Shliach in Peachtree City, GA, and Rabbi Ezra Schochet of YOEC. Click here for more info. There will also be a farbrengen for men on Sunday night in shul with  Rabbi Shlomo Chein.

Shabbos Schedule - Shlach

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:47 pm
  • Shabbos Mevorchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:17 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
  • Pirei Avos Shiur with Rabbi Raichik: 6:45 pm
  • Mincha: 7:45 pm
  • Pirkei Avos - Chapter 3
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:50 pm
  • Molad for Chodesh Tamuz: Wednesday, Sivan 30/June 17, 2:55 am and 6 chalokim.
  • Rosh Chodesh Tamuz: Wednesday & Thursday, June 17 & 18.

Sholom Zochor

Sholom & Subie Rubashkin 
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 118 S Orange Dr.

Kiddush Sponsors - Shlach

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Benarroch for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s sister Tamar bas Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Fishman for the 50th yahrtzeit of Mr. Moshe Fishman’s grandfather Reb Efraim Zalmen ben Chaim Zusha ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Mishulovin for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yosef Mishulovin’s father Reb Chayim Eliyahu ben Reb Eliezer ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Eli Vcherashansky for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Eli Vcherashansky’s father Reb Yosef Hirsh ben Reb Leib ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Shlach

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian in honor of their daughter Esther Chana’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s father Harav Yehuda Tzvi ben Reb Moshe Yakov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Avi Hecht for the siyum hakadish of Mrs. Brooke Hecht’s grandmother Sima bas Reb Monye ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Berl Schusterman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Shlach

 6:30 pm - At the home of Mrs. Chana Hecht
419 N Poinsettia Pl.
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

Mazal Tov To - Shlach

  • All the children in our community graduating from Cheder Menachem, YOEC, the Smicha Program, Bais Chaya Mushka, Bais Rebbe and Ohel Chana. May they continue to have success in their learning and give much Nachas to their parents.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Levi Goldman on the birth of a daughter. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman.
  • Rabbi and Mrs. Getzei Rosenfeld on the birth of their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandmother Mrs. Miriam Labkowsky.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Rubashkin on the birth of their son. 

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Shmaya Altein - 26 Sivan
  • Mr. Aaron Leib Brenner - 26 Sivan
  • Saadia-Leib Davidoff - 27 Sivan
  • Rabbi Nootie Gross - 28 Sivan
  • Levi Weiss - 30 Sivan
  • Shmuel Berkowitz - 1 Tamuz
  • Schnuer Zalmen Raeburn - 2 Tamuz

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Berl Schusterman - 30 Sivan 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Bukiet - 1 Tamuz
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gary Apfel - 2 Tamuz

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Chayim Eliyahu ben Reb Eliezer (Rabbi Yosef Mishulovin’s father) - 29 Sivan
  • Harav Yehuda Tzvi ben Reb Moshe Yakov (Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s father) - 1 Tamuz
  • Reb Yosef Hirsh ben Reb Leib (Rabbi Eli Vcherashansky’s father) - 2 Tamuz

Devar Torah - Shlach

Are we ignoring or making excuses for the fact that actually:
We Can Bring Moshiach, We Can Change the World
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This week is Shabbos Mevorchim Chodesh Tammuz and parshas Shelach. How is this Shabbos connected to and prepare us for Gimmel Tammuz?

Moshe Rabbenu sent emissaries to scout the land. Ten out of the twelve returned with a bad report, saying that the land was unconquerable.  How did they make such a mistake? Didn’t they see the slitting of the Red Sea? Weren’t they present when the manna fell as well as witnesses to all the miracles in the desert that were all brought about by Hashem through Moshe Rabbenu? What happened to them along their journey that they seemingly forgot about all of this?

The ten spies were missing the essential ingredient. They did not place ‘we will do (naaseh)’ before ‘we will understand (nishma)’. They had seen all the miracles during the exodus and in the desert. They surmised that these miracles occur when Hashem takes care of everything and then no scouts are necessary.  Their idea was that since now they were being sent to scout out the land to see in a natural way they best way to conquer, this means that they are supposed to act on their own according to their own logic and reach their own conclusions. In their minds this included even if they should or could conquer the land altogether. They were no longer in that miraculous era and now could no longer expect a sea to split and food to fall out of nowhere.

They looked around and concluded that they didn’t have the physical wherewithal to conquer the land and the giants that lived there. Even on a spiritual level they saw that it was a land that consumes its inhabitants, meaning that the environment was so thick and contaminated with foreign ideas that its atmosphere would destroy Judaism and what it stands for. They therefore concluded that the best way for the people to survive on all levels was to remain in the desert.

Kalev realized on his own that what we needed more than anything else was to be connected to Moshe Rabbenu and that it is essential is to keep 'we will do (naaseh)’ before 'we will understand (nishma)’. He knew and connected to the fact that whatever Moshe Rabbenu said was the truth. He said that we could conquer the land. Even with the giants, since we have the strength that Hashem has given us through Moshe Rabbenu nothing can stop us. Even within the natural order there are miracles that will cause us to be victorious because a Jew is above nature even while he is within nature. This is what we have been taught by Moshe Rabbenu.

This is why Kalev used the analogy of even being able to scale staircase to heaven if necessary if Moshe said its possible. Do such things happen? Are we being asked to scale a staircase to heaven? The point he made was that if Moshe Rabbenu told us to we would be able. This is the most important thing to take from our experience of the exodus, the receiving of the Torah and our experiences in the desert. All of this has revealed the true nature of Hashem’s involvement in our affairs, the truth and reliability of Moshe’s Torah and directives and the true nature of a Jew.

But where did Kalev get to this realization and how was he able to stand up against all the others? We understand how Yehoshua was able because Moshe Rabbenu davened for him to be saved from the advice of the meraglim. Rashi describes how Kalev went to Ma’aras HaMachpelah to daven. He had what to daven for. He had enough of his own challenges. But he did not daven for this. Instead he davened for one thing only: to be true to his mission and be connected to Moshe Rabbenu. After this he went forward as Moshe’s shliach to accomplish his mission and he was successful.

This is the lesson that parshas Shelach teaches us about Gimmel Tammuz. The Rebbe told us about the coming of Moshiach and that we have a mission. We look all around and we see a world filled with distractions and naysayers. With a pure and simple emunah in Hashem and his servant Moshe, the Moshe Rabbenu of our generation, we can break through, we are not alone. We are not grasshoppers rather we stand on the shoulders of giants, the true giants. We come with the might of the Rebbe, his Torah and his directives and with it we can break through all the barriers and obstacles that stand in the way of the Geula Ha’amitis. By doing our part we are joined by our children and our families and our entire environment and together we can change the world. We can conquer the world and reveal that it is a fitting dwelling place for Hashem

A Good Shabbos

Weiss Lechaim

Mr. & Mrs. Meilach Weiss
invite the community to the Lechaim 
for the engagement of their daughter Rachel to Yehuda Netkin
Thursday, Sivan 24/June 11, 8 pm 
at their home 411 N Martel Ave.

Shaul Shiva

The Shaul Brothers
are sitting shiva until Friday, on the passing of their father
Yisroel ben Yaakov ob"m

Address:  317 N Gardner St.
Email: nafnaf1000@gmail.com

Shacharis: 9 am, Mincha/Maariv: 7:30 pm

Please no visits after 9 pm 

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

Devar Torah - Behaalosecha

Lighting Up the World Once Our Own Candle is lit
By Rabbi Raichik

In this week’s parsha Hashem tells Aharon to kindle the menorah. It is well known from Chassidus that this corresponds to Aharon’s kindling of every neshama as the pasuk says; “Ner Hashem Nishmas Adam, that the soul of man is Hashem’s candle”.

As Chassidim our job is to be lamplighters, to inspire and bring the warmth and light of the Torah, mitzvos and Chassidus to others and the world at large. But who lights our neshama? Moshe and Aharon. The Baal Shem Tov said that it’s not enough just to learn Chassidus we also need to go to a Rebbe. We see this clearly when Hashem told Moshe Rabbenu to write down the parsha of Amalek and then to place it into the ears of Yehoshua. It’s not enough to just write it down in a book that Yehoshua will read but Yehoshua needed to hear it directly from Moshe Rabbenu. On the other hand it’s never been enough just to go see the Rebbe either we also need to learn his Torah as well.

Today, through our ongoing and ever increasing connection to the Rebbe, the Rebbe lights up our neshama. We do this by learning the Rebbe’s Torah and yes, going to the Ohel and 770 and participating in fabrengens, and by following and fulfilling the Rebbe’s guidance and directives. From this we get the warmth. We prepare for Gimmel Tammuz by increasing our connection to the Rebbe in all of these areas.

This connection is especially relevant in our turbulent times in a world where the leaders leave G-d and morality out of public discourse. It’s a G-dless Galus where the world’s top priorities have become skewed. Take for example the view that the greatest problem facing the world is global warming. The notion is, is that man is the only one who can save the world from the onslaught of floods and storms that are all caused by global warming. With this we return to thinking of the generation following the flood (the Dor Haflaga) where the leaders wanted to build pillars to support the heavens so that they don’t fall and cause a flood!

The world is in free fall because we, as a society have removed it’s true foundations; G-d and the 10 commandments from our schools and public places. We have removed the menorah, the symbol of the life, warmth and illumination of Hashem’s presence in this world and the freedom to express it from our public squares.

There is no money or fame that can replace or even ‘fill in’ for having a purpose. When mankind lacks it’s true purpose, which is belief in G-d and to serve Him (for the Jewish people the 613 commandments and the nations of the world to practice the 7 Noahide commandments together with acts of goodness and kindness) then we and the surrounding world inevitably devolve into confusion and skewed priorities. One-day men wake up thinking that maybe they want to be women and women men. They think the unthinkable because in their mind they don’t see or accept having been created by Hashem. Therefore they are lost and without purpose. Soon enough it is these very people behind the latest legislation to remove G-d from public discourse, redefine marriage, and opt to focus on global warming and turn a blind eye to the scourge of terrorism inflaming entire regions of the world! A Galus that is G-dless here in the west, and therefore unable to stand up to the perverted concept of G-d promoted by the terrorists.

So where exactly is our freedom of choice today? Can we speak in public about Hashem? No. Can we light a public menorah? No. Can I buy a 20 oz. coke? No! So where is the free choice? We are free to make abortions. We can kill fetuses if they are unwanted or get in the way of our careers.

Because of all of this, our activity, our involvement and our connection to the Rabbeim and fulfilling our general and individual purpose are top priority. The importance of each and every one of us to do all that we can, each in his or her way has never been so vital or so imperative.

The Rebbe wrote in a telegram in preparation for the Shavuos after the 6-Day War that we should receive the Torah internally and with simcha and immediately receive the reward that no nation or languages have control over us. Also, in an answer to an individual who wrote that he always thinks that tomorrow he will have the strength to stop giving in to his yetzer hara and that tomorrow he will be able to overcome (in Hebrew: “l’hisgaber) it,  the Rebbe answered: You don’t need  extra strength to overcome (in Hebrew: “gevurah) your yetzer hara, you only need to negate your incredible weakness in response to it (his yetzer hara). 

We received the Torah, and with it the fire and the power not to be effected by change in the world. We are also given the ability to bring out the good and the blessing; to reveal that the world is a garden. This is the strength the Rabbeim give us to accomplish and continue to spread the wellsprings of Chassidus outward with warmth enthusiasm and fire of the Torah that penetrates into the heart of each and every Jew and to the entire world.

A Good Shabbos

Announcements - Behaalosecha

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  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.
  • MONDAY: All women are invited to Torah and Tea, this Monday Sivan 21/June 8, 8 pm at Bais Chaya Mushka. Featuring Mrs. Shaindy Jacobson. French dessert buffet and grand raffle. Click here for more information
  • SAVE THE DATE: Yom Iyun -for men and women - In preprarion for Gimmel Tammuz, Sunday, 27 Sivan/June 14, 10 am to 1 pm. With Rabbi Shlomo Chein - Shliach in S. Cruz, CA, Rabbi Yossi Lew - Shliach in Peachtree City, GA, and Rabbi Ezra Schochet of YOEC.

Shabbos Schedule - Behaalosecha

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:43
  • Chassidus, Starbucks and babysitting: 8:40-9:30 sharp @ 118 S Orange Dr. 
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:16 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls: 4:30 pm
  • Pirkei Avos Shiur with Rabbi Raichik: 6:40 
  • Mincha: 7:40 pm
  • Pirkei Avos - Chapter 2
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:46 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Behaalosecha

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s father Reb Ezer ben Reb Shimon ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Glick for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Shaindel Glick’s mother Baila Frummet bas Reb Asher Haleivi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Behaalosecha

  • Mr. Yehoshua Rosen in honor his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Behaalosecha

6:30 pm - At the home of Mrs. Yocheved Lezak
423 N Fuller Ave.
Speaker: Mrs. Chana Rochel Schusterman

Mazal Tov To - Behaalosecha

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Aryeh Hoffman on the birth of their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Benyomin Hoffman.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Jon Hambourger - 19 Sivan
  • Mr. Moshe Niasoff - 19 Sivan
  • Mr. Aaron Revere - 20 Sivan
  • Yaakov Rotenberg - 21 Sivan
  • Mr. Reuven Solomon - 22 Sivan
  • Yisroel Freeman - 24 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yitzchok Tennenbaum - 24 Sivan
  • Mr. Avi Rav-Noy - 25 Sivan
  • Mr. Chaim Spiegel - 25 Sivan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Dr. & Mrs. Sholom Fine - 19 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky - 21 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Levin - 22 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Rubashkin - 25 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Baila Frummet bas Reb Asher Haleivi (Mrs. Shaindel Glick’s mother) - 21 Sivan
  • Reb Ezer ben Reb Shimon (Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s father) - 21 Sivan
  • Tamar bas Reb Moshe (Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s sister) - 22 Sivan
  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Shmuel (Mr. Jon Engelson’s father) - 24 Sivan

TONIGHT!!! Shloshim for Chaya Spalter ob"m

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