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Announcements - 2nd Days of Pesach

  • 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!!!
  • 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. 
  • CAMP: Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • TEHILLIM: Please say tehillim for Nachum ben Perl.

Schedule - 2nd Days of Pesach

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

Thursday - Nisan 20/April 28
4th Day Chol Hamoed

  • Don’t forget to make an Eiruv Tavshilin (Click here for an English summary of the laws)
  • Light Yom Tov Candles (No Shehecheyanu): 7:16 pm  
  • Sota Shiur: 12:00 am
  • Our custom is that men stay up during the night studying Torah (Alos is at 4:44 am)

Friday - Nisan 21/April 29
Shevii Shel Pesach

  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:27 am 
  • Shacharis (Upstairs): 10:30 am
  • Please bring matza, wine, grape juice and any other food that you are going to want to have for Seudas Moshiach to shul before mincha on Friday afternoon. Everything will be kept in the Rabbi’s office. 
    Note: There is a pesach refrigerator avaliable in the Beinuni room.
  • Sota Shiur: 6:45 pm
  • Mincha: 7:15 pm - Followed by Tahalucha
  • Light Shabbos & Yom Tov Candles from pre-existing flame (No Shehecheyanu): 7:18 pm

Shabbos - Nisan 22/April 30  
Acharon Shel Pesach

  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:27 am 
  • Shacharis (Upstairs): 10:30 am
  • Yiskor: 12:30 pm
  • Sota Shiur: 5:00 pm
  • Mincha: 5:30 pm  
  • Followed by Moshiach Seudah - Partially sponsored by the Grossman Family for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Neshe Grossman's brother Reb Zalman Dovid ben Reb Yosef Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Women’s Moshiach Seuda at the Raichik home - 6724 Beverly Blvd: 6:15 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 8:20 pm  
  • After Pesach, give the Rav about an hour to repurchase the Chametz before eating or using.

Mazal Tov To - 2nd Days of Pesach

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Isser Goldstein - 22 Nisan
  • Rabbi Yitzchok Arnold - 22 Nisan
  • Rabbi Yosef Wolowik - 25 Nisan
  • Shmuel Wolowik - 26 Nisan
  • Mr. Harvey Kreitenberg - 26 Nisan
  • Yosef Itzchack Gutierrez - 28 Nisan
  • Rabbi Reuven Nathanson - 28 Nisan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Leah bas Reb Yosef (Mr. Reuven Horwitz’s mother) - 22 Nisan
  • Reb Kalman ben Reb Menachem Mendel (Mrs. Sharon Bastomski’s father) - 24 Nisan
  • Kalman ben Menachem Mendel (Mrs. Elly Rubin’s husband) - 24 Nisan

Schapiro Bris

The Schapiro Bris
Will iy"h take place Thursday, 20 Nissan/April 28
9:15 am in shul.

May we share only simchos! 

Kinus Torah

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Cheap Matzo

If anyone needs Kfar Chabad Matzah @ 13/pound
please call Yermi 424-666-7001


 Western Kosher shmurah *SPECIAL*

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Missing Person - Steve/Shmuel Eisen

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Public SEDER !!!

PLEASE INVITE YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY SEDER @ LEVI YITZCHOK 356 N LA BREA

FRIDAY NIGHT 7:30 pm

MOTZEI SHABBOS 830pm BEH

WE STILL NEED TO RAISE 2500 TO COVER THE SEDER - WE ARE ANITICPATING 100 YIDDEN PARTICIPATING BEH

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING DONATIONS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS TO PARTNER IN THIS ZECHUS

PLEASE RESPOND WITH YOUR PLEDGE OR GO TO: Chbabdofla.com/donate

KOSHER UN FRELICHEN PESACH!!!!


Non-Religious Child at the Seder

Living Torah video: Even when his child is less than “wise,” a father must never give up on him. One must educate all of his children, and see to it that all four sons come to the Seder table.

Last week's Living Torah brought us a touching clip of the Rebbe emphasizing the importance of ensuring that everyone has a Seder to attend. In this week's video, the Rebbe explains the importance of this Mivtzah and what lessons we can learn from the Haggadah.

The Haggadah relates that “Torah speaks to four sons”. Although they are all different they are placed one beside the other to emphasize the innate value of each.

Even when his child is less than “wise,” a father must never give up on him. One must educate all of his children, and see to it that all four sons come to the table.

This goes beyond one’s own children. We must collectively ensure that every Jew has a place to call home on Passover, and by extension throughout the year.

Announcements - 1st Days of Pesach

  • 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!!!
  • 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. 
  • CAMP: Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • BIKUR CHOLIM: Mr. Zev (William) Oster is in Windsor Care and in need of visitors mainly to help him put tefilin on. He is a lefty and does not have his own pair of tefilin there. Please text/call Malkiel Gradon 323-206-0127 so we can schedule it properly. Address: ‎3533 Motor Ave. 90034. Room 120b. Tizku lmitzvos. 
  • TEHILLIM: Please say tehillim for Nachum ben Perl.

Schedule - 1st Days of Pesach

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

The Shul is now clean for pesach.
DO NOT BRING CHOMETZ INTO THE SHUL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES 

Thursday Night - Nisan 14/April 21
Bedikas Chametz

  • Start Bedikah After: 8:00 pm

Friday - Nisan 14/April 22 
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: 10:38 am
  • Burn & Annul Chametz By: 11:45 am
  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 7:12 pm
  • Try To Finish Eating Afikomen By Midnight: 12:51 am

Shabbos - Nisan 15/April 4 
Pesach Day One
 

  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:31 am
  • Shacharis: 10:30 am (Upstairs)
  • Late Shacharis: 11:00 am (in Kolel) 
  • Mincha: 7:10 pm
  • Light Candles (From pre-existing flame) After: 8:15 pm 
  • Start Counting Sefiras Haomer

Sunday - Nisan 16/April 5 
Pesach Day Two
 

  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:30am
  • Shacharis: 10:30 am (Upstairs)
  • Late Shacharis: 11:00 am (in Kolel) 
  • YOU SURELY WONT WANT TO MISS THIS - 
    First Shiur in Mesechta Sota with Rabbi Bukiet 6:00 pm.
  • Mincha: 7:10 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 8:15 pm

Chol Hamoed

  • First minyan starts at 7:00 am (not 6:30)

Mazal Tov To - 1st Days of Pesach

  • Mr. & Mrs. Elozor Plotke on the engagement of their daughter Sarah Aidel to Mendy Grifkin.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuly Schapiro on the birth of their son. 

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Boruch Dovber Stroll - 15 Nisan
  • Rabbi Mordechai Katz - 17 Nisan
  • Mr. Moshe Kaszirer - 19 Nisan
  • Mr. Asher Bastomski - 19 Nisan
  • Yechezkel Shraga Thaler - 20 Nisan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Nuriel ben Reb Asher (Rabbi Asher Habibian’s father) - 16 Nisan
  • Reb Michael ben Reb Dovid (Mr. Steve Zipp’s brother) - 17 Nisan
  • Scott Darin ben Reb Dovid (Mr. Steve Zipp’s brother) - 20 Nisan
  • Tzivya Esther bas Reb Moshe (Mr. Steve Zipp’s mother) - 20 Nisan
  • Reb Dovid ben Reb Shaul (Mr. Steve Zipp’s father) - 20 Nisan

The broken fridge / part 2

MI K‎iamcho Yisroel!

Not only did this family get a working fridge BH, but a washing machine, dryer and oven are on the way as well. Thank you Dovid and Simcha Kagan!

What are you doing with your old fridge?

A large family with  young children in our community needs a large fridge. Their fridge went out.

If you are buying a new fridge and have an old one,
please respond to this email ASAP
or call Levi Raichik 323-595-9150

REMINDER!! Farbrengen with Rabbi Schapiro

TONIGHT!!! 8 PM

Farbrengen for men in Shul
with Rabbi Schapiro
in honor of Yud Aleph Nissan.

Public Seder

Dear Fellow Chassidim,

We all know how dear it is to the Rebbe that every single yid be present at a Seder. All the sichos about the fifth child....,

Be'ezras HASHEM this year, CLY, in conjunction with Chabad of Hancock Park, Chabad of Melrose, Aleph Institute and Chabad of Larchmont will be hosting a seder in Shul for ANY yid who needs a place.

While there is a suggested donation of 36/per person, it is just that: a suggested amount, which many are not paying.

In honor of Yud Aleph Nissan, please reach out to neighbors, business associates, yidden you've once met and encourage them to join! Please send them to our link jewishhp.com/seder or ask them to call 323-886-0770 or email seder@jewishhp.com 

The cost for the meal, matzah and wine and other supplies (including renting fridges etc), totals approx 36 per Person per night. Since there are many Yidden who cannot afford to pay, pls consider sponsoring a few Yidden to participate, so we can accommodate the large demand. Please reply to to seder@jewishhp.com with any amount of Yidden you are willing to sponsor to join this seder. 

To donate online please go to 
chabadofla.com/donate
mention "public seder" in the purpose box.

As you begin your seder, you will know that you enabled yet another yid to partake in a seder.

Let's hope we can bring much Nachas to our beloved Rebbe, and that we can be Zocheh to spend Pesach in Yerushalyim with Moshiach!

A global Farbrengen in honor of Yud Aleph Nissan

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A global Farbrengen
in honor of Yud Aleph Nissan
Our Rebbe's Birthday 

Sunday Night, April 17 9:30PM EDT

Tune into this farbrengen webcast and join 
Rabbi Yisroel Deren, Rabbi Yossel Katzman, Rabbi Ruvi New and Mr. Jeffrey Kimball, Esq.
for this special event.

TUNE INTO 
CHABAD.ORG/ORVECHOM

This program is brought to you by 
Vaad Or v'Chom Hahiskashrus in conjunction with Chabad.org

Maos Chitim Reminder!!!

Those who would like to give money for Maos Chitim
please go to www.chabadofla.com/Donate,
or give a check to Rabbi Raichik.

Announcements - Metzora

  • 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!!!
  • CAMP: Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • BIKUR CHOLIM: Mr. Zev (William) Oster is in Windsor Care and in need of visitors mainly to help him put tefilin on. He is a lefty and does not have his own pair of tefilin there. Please text/call Malkiel Gradon 323-206-0127 so we can schedule it properly. Address: ‎3533 Motor Ave. 90034. Room 120b. Tizku lmitzvos. 
  • Nichum Aveilim: Yossi Feldman is sitting shiva until Tuesday in Philadelphia on the passing of his father Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Feldman ob"m. Phone: (347) 429-4415. Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom!
  • TEHILLIM: Please say tehillim for Nachum ben Perl.
  • SUNDAY: Global Farbrengen in honor of Yud Aleph Nissan - Our Rebbe's Birthday. Sunday, 9 Nissan/April 17, 6:30 pm PDT. TUNE into CHABAD.ORG/ORVECHOM for this farbrengen webcast and join Rabbi Yisroel Deren, Rabbi Yossel Katzman, Rabbi Ruvi New and Mr. Jeffrey Kimball, Esq. for this special event. 
  • MONDAY: 8 PM. Farbrengen for men in Shul with Rabbi Mendy Schapiro in honor of Yud Aleph Nissan.
  • TUESDAY: Yud Alef Nissan children’s rally and tank parade. Tuesday, 11 Nissan/April 19. Click here for more info

Pesach - Announcements

For details regarding the laws of preparations for Pesach
(including kashring kitchen etc).
Please see the “Chabad Chodesh” by clicking here. 

  • 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, Sun, Tue. & Wed. 12 - 5 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 Thursday 11 AM.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Metzora

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:06
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:36 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Mesibas Shabbos for girls in shul: 4:30 pm
  • Rabbi Raichik's Halacha Shiur: 6:05 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:05 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:09 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Metzora

  • 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.
  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s grandmother Rosa Rochel bas Reb Yitzchok Alter ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Metzora

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s brother Reb Chaim Yosef ben Harav Yehuda Tzvi 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.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Allan Stark in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Women's Hakhel Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Metzora

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

Mazal Tov To - Metzora

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Dubinsky on the engagement of their son Zalmy to Mushka Marcus.
  • Mrs. Dubrawsky on the engagement of her son Mendy to Chanale Pruss.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Fischel Grossman on the engagement of their daughter Rochie to Yitzi Zakon.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Solomon on the birth of their great granddaughter. 

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Menachem Mendel Winograd - 8 Nisan
  • Mr. Gidon Fine - 9 Nisan
  • Rabbi Shalom Ber Levine - 9 Nisan
  • Mr. Gaby Silver - 11 Nisan
  • Rabbi Shmuel Raigorodsky - 12 Nisan
  • Mr. Boruch Greenbaum - 13 Nisan
  • Mr. Chaim Chodorow - 13 Nisan
  • Rabbi Berel Schusterman - 13 Nisan

Upcoming Anniversary

  • Mr. & Mrs. Allan Stark - 8 Nisan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Sara Rivka bas Reb Elkana Halevi (Mr. Pesach Kornreich’s mother) - 8 Nisan
  • Reb Avrohom Yitzchok ben Reb Mordechai (Mr. Yanky Bloch’s father) - 8 Nisan
  • Rosa Rochel bas Reb Yitzchok Alter (Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s grandmother) - 10 Nisan
  • Reb Avrohom ben Reb Yisroel (Mr. Milton Goodman’s brother) - 10 Nisan
  • Reb Chaim Yosef ben Harav Yehuda Tzvi (Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s brother) - 12 Nisan
  • Reb Avraham Yitzchok (Ms. Ofra Shipman’s father) - 12 Nisan

Devar Torah - Metzora

Performing our Part in the Redemption
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

The Jewish people left Mitzrayim in the springtime, in Chodesh Aviv; therefore we celebrate Pesach in Chodesh Aviv. For this purpose our calendar has leap years to assure that Pesach always falls during the springtime. It was a great kindness from Hashem to take us out at a time that was neither too hot nor too cold. Springtime, Chodesh Aviv also teaches us a lesson on a deeper level. The Jewish people suffered in Mitzrayim for 210 years under the superpower of the time. Surrounded on all sides by an army of chariots and riders, no one escaped their power. Aside from their great wealth they were academically and culturally dominant. They had a distinct worldview and philosophy. Through their use of irrigation they converted a land without rain into a thriving and abundant agriculture and economy, as the verse says; “K’Gan Hashem, k’Eretz Mitzrayim, Like a garden of Hashem like the land of Mitzrayim”.

Their philosophy and approach was founded on revolved around their perception of nature. Their goal was to exploit nature to it’s utmost to create completeness through might. The exploitation of natural cause and using it for whatever they desired was the cause of our enslavement. They forgot about Hashem the One who causes nature to work and for all things to blossom. This is represented in the spring when we see the rebirth of nature. In the midst of all this Hashem commanded the Jewish People to take a lamb, the idol of Mitzrayim and slaughter it in public!  The time of our redemption had arrived and Moshe Rabbenu informed the people that after 210 years of slavery Hashem wanted to redeem them. Many were in a state of despair. They felt completely dominated and were convinced that there was no way to escape. Nevertheless, against all odds, Moshe Rabbenu strengthened them to believe that they would indeed be redeemed, but in order to get out they had to do something, they had perform a part in the redemption. “Mishchu u’kchu lachem tzon”; Pull away from idolatry, come to yourself (literally: get a hold of yourself) and take a lamb and slaughter it for Hashem (a mitzvah). It’s not enough to do this in your heart or in your house; it must be provocative, in broad daylight in front of everyone. Then, promised Moshe Rabbenu that not only would we be redeemed but also Pharaoh himself would send us out.

Pesach represents the unity and the inter-inclusion of the supernatural and the natural. Both are one expression of the one and only Hashem. Our relation with Hashem in both aspects is reflected in the culmination of the exodus on Har Sinai with the two commandments of Anochi and Lo’Yehye Lecha: that Hashem is the one and only power, there is no other and we serve Him in all aspects.

Nowadays we also live in an updated version of Mitzrayim, a culture whose philosophy are theories based solely on nature. Many proclaim in the name of science to have all the answers and to have the ability to have control nature and exploit it to fit whatever desire dictates. They claim to know how to define all things and condone all types of behavior. Just as Mitzrayim passed, this too this shall pass. It’s is a great thing to use the natural world for the sake of humanity. It should not and does not come at the expense of realizing that nature itself is a gift from Hashem. Once again the Jew is caught in the cross hairs and some people despair of a way out of today’s culture’s eventual total domination over our destiny and our purpose. This is the lesson of the springtime and of Pesach. The time of our redemption has arrived. We need to do our part. It’s time to pull our hands away from the idolatry, of today’s superpower its culture, its philosophy and its idolization of nature. It’s time to get a hold of ourselves. Instead we offer it as a sacrifice, a part of our service of Hashem by acknowledging Hashem’s power in everything this spring, by doing the mitzvos of Pesach and enjoying the Seder together.

By celebrating Pesach this year, a year of Hakel, together with our families and communities, men women and children may we merit to celebrate Pesach together with Moshiach.

A Good Shabbos; A Kosher and Freilichin Pesach! 

(Adapted from the Rebbe’s Letter; 11 Nissan 5725-1965)

Klyne Bris

The Klyne Bris
will iy"h take place on Wednesday, 5 Nissan/April 13
at Congregation Levi Yitzchok
Shacharis - 8:10 am. Bris 9:00 am

TONIGHT!!! The Chassidus Initiative - Battle and revelation

REMINDER!!!!

The Chassidus Initiative. 
Battle and revelation.

Presented by Dovid Feld
member of Bais Betzlel.
Sunday, Bais Nissan/April 10, 8 PM sharp
at Bais Betzlel 8850 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles.

Based on: 
Likutai Torah, Parshas Shemini,
Maamar Leviyason Zeh Yatzarta Lisachek Bo
Maamer of The Rebbe:
Leviyason Zeh Yatzarta etc. 5725
Sicha of The Rebbe:
Toras Menachem, Shevuos day II 5751 p. 279. 

Hope to see you there!!! 

Chabad Chodesh - Nissan

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

Announcements - Tazria

  • 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!!!
  • CAMP: Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast.. Early bird special is available for a TWO MORE DAYS. Click here for more info.  
  • BIKUR CHOLIM: Mr. Zev (William) Oster is in Windsor Care and in need of visitors mainly to help him put tefilin on. He is a lefty and does not have his own pair of tefilin there. Please text/call Malkiel Gradon 323-206-0127 so we can schedule it properly. Address: ‎3533 Motor Ave. 90034. Room 120b. Tizku lmitzvos. 
  • MOTZEI SHABBOS: "Turning Tears into Triumph" a video presentation for Women only. Click here for more info.
  • SUNDAY: The Chassidus Initiative. Battle and revelation. Presented by Dovid Feld - member of Bais Betzlel. Sunday, Bais Nissan/April 10, 8 PM sharp at Bais Betzlel 8850 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles. Based on: 
    Likutai Torah, Parshas Shemini, Maamar :Leviyason Zeh Yatzarta Lisachek Bo
    Maamer of The Rebbe: Parshas Shemini, Leviyason Zeh Yatzarta etc. 5725
    Sicha of The Rebbe: Toras Menachem, Shevuos day II 5751 p. 279. 
  • SAVE THE DATE: Yud Alef Nissan children’s rally and tank parade. Tuesday, 11 Nissan/April 19. Click here for more info
  • TEHILLIM: Please say tehillim for Nachum ben Perl.

Shabbos Schedule - Tazria

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:01
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:41 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Mesibas Shabbos for girls in shul: 4:30 pm
  • Rabbi Raichik's Halacha Shiur: 6:00 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:00 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:04 pm

Sholom Zochor - Tazria

Zalmy & Malky Klyne
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 184 N Orange Dr.

Kiddush Sponsors - Tazria

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Burston for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chana Baila Burston’s father Reb Yosef Aron ben Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalman Roth in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Tazria

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mushi Fogelman in honor of Mrs. Shterny Fogelman’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yakov Greenbaum for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yakov Greenbaum’s mother Rochel bas Reb Yaakov Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendy Greenbaum in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. David Hoch in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
    Also in honor of Rabbi David Hoch’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Munitz in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
    Also in honor of their daughter Leah’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Berel Schusterman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Berel Schusterman’s mother Rochel Leah bas Reb Sholom Yeshaya of ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Hakhel Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Tazria

 6:00 pm at the home of: Mrs. Varda Rav-Noy
428 N Martel Ave.
Speaker: Mrs. Doonie Mishulovin

Mazal Tov To - Tazria

  • Mrs. Dubrowsky on the engagement of her son Mendy to Chana Pruss.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmy Klyne on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grand grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Avrohom Klyne.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Nathenson on the engagement of their son Yossi to Yaell Hurowitz 
  • Mr. & Mrs Avrohom Plotkin on the birth of their grandson (to Mr. & Mrs Yitzchok Gordon) and on the the birth of their granddaughter (to Rabbi & Mrs. Moshe Plotkin.) 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Thaler on the bar mitzvah of their grandson.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Levi Eisenberg - 1 Nisan
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Devar Torah - Tazria

The Paradox of Change
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This week is parshas Tazriah, pashas HaChodesh and Rosh Chodesh. It’s a very special Shabbos. We do not read from three Sifrei Torah on any other time throughout the entire year as we do this week with the exception of Simchas Torah and occasionally on Shabbos Chanukah.

 

Rosh Hashanah begins in Tishrei yet we are told in parshas HaChodesh that Nissan is the first of the months of the year. So which month is the first and what lesson does it teach us in our service of Hashem?

 

The word for a year, shana, means to repeat. This is reflected in the non-changing repetitiveness of the solar calendar. The solar calendar is 365 days a year, year in year out. It doesn’t fluctuate. Each day the sun rises and then sets and then repeats itself. The word for a month, chodesh, means new (chadash), which is the opposite of repetition; it represents change. This is reflected in the lunar cycle. The moon appears anew as if reborn every month. It increases in strength and visibility until after the 15th of the month when wanes only to be renewed and reborn yet again.

 

Rosh Hashana is in Tishrei, the time of the creation and of nature. This is represented in the solar calendar, which just like nature itself is non-changing. Nissan is a time of miracles and wonders such as the miracles of yetzias Mitzrayim. Pesach, always celebrated in Nissan and in the spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. Therefore Nissan is the beginning of the chodashim, the months, the lunar cycle.

 

From our perspective we see Tishrei and Nissan, the solar and the lunar as two separate cycles or as differing frequencies (as in radio waves). On one frequency we experience the power of Hashem in miracles and on the other the power of Hashem in nature. In truth they are one and the same. They both reveal the power of the one and only Hashem, which is infinite and unlimited and within everything, including the limited laws of nature.

 

When we observe this great creation that we live within and then reflect on the infinite power behind everything that keeps it all alive and functioning in all it’s strength, never changing or waning, we experience Hashem’s infinite power from the vantage point of nature. Once a doctor, the head of the department of neonatal care told me that every time a child is born healthy, it’s a miracle. When we remember and relive the miracles of Pesach we see the power of Hashem in miracles that transcend, suspend and break nature. The miracles of Purim are miracles that do not break nature but work through nature. No matter what frequency we tune into or from which angle we prefer to perceive, both reveal the power and goodness of the one and only Hashem.

 

These two perspectives can also been seen in our daily lives in the way we connect in our service of Hashem. We incorporate the miraculous in our service of Hashem through kabbolas ohl accepting Hashem and the Torah and mitzvos as the centerpiece of lives. Also, when we have mesirus nefesh, sacrifice and bitul, which is being awake and active in all aspects of the service of Hashem, we break out of our limitations and we serve Hashem in a miraculous way. When we learn and understand and then feel with our natural senses and talents and then incorporate what we learn and feel into our personal lives we serve Hashem though nature. They are two separate services. In Russia, mesirus nefesh was in the forefront. In America it’s on a back burner and intellect and understanding is in the forefront. They are two discreet frequencies that make up one service but ultimately they are one and the same. Every one of us can say that I was created to serve Hashem, the one Hashem that is in nature and beyond nature. Our job is to infuse what is beyond nature into nature, to bring the Shabbos into the week and the sense of miracles into daily routine. Through our service in both areas and uniting both as one may we merit the ultimate miracle, the revelation of Mashiach in the most revealed, practical and tangible way.

 

A Good Shabbos A Good Chodesh

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