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Announcements - Emor

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Shabbos Schedule - Emor

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:18 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:24 am
  • Shacharis: 9:00 in tent, 9:30 & 10 am. 
  • KYY: 10:00 
  • Sota Shiur: 6:15 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:15 pm - Followed by Avos Chapter 4
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:21 pm

MOTZEI SHABBOS:

  • 9:30pm Melava Malka online with Rabbi Raichik on Zoom - Meeting ID: 435 263 4589 Password: 770. Click here to Join.

Kiddush Sponsors - Emor

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Moshe Anatian’s mother Esther bas Reb Rachamim ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yirmiyahu Andrusier in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ari Kaufman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Nathanson for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Reuven Nathanson’s father Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Yaakov Shmuel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Solomon for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Roberta Solomon’s mother Etel bas Reb Gershon ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Raichik in honor of Rabbi Levi Raichik’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yankee Raichik in honor of their son Mendel’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Zaghi in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Emor

5:30 at the home of Mrs. Yehudit Schneerson
364 N Fuller
Speaker: Mrs. Fradel Bukiet

Mazal Tov To - Emor

  • The Novack Family on the engagement of Esther Novack to Michoel Hayes.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Dovi Gorelik - 19 Iyar
  • Mr. Ephraim Piperno - 19 Iyar
  • Mendel Raichik - 19 Iyar
  • Yaakov Moshe Sroka - 19 Iyar
  • Menachem Moshe Cherman - 20 Iyar
  • Elimelech Moshe Allison - 21 Iyar
  • Zusha Lerman - 22 Iyar
  • Schneur Berger - 22 Iyar
  • Rabbi Yoel Edelson - 22 Iyar
  • Rabbi Levi Raichik - 25 Iyar

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Etel bas Reb Gershon (Mrs. Roberta Solomon’s mother) - 19 Iyar
  • Reb Mordechai ben Reb Eliyahu (Rabbi Gershon Schusterman’s father) - 22 Iyar
  • Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Yaakov Shmuel (Rabbi Reuven Nathanson’s father) - 22 Iyar
  • Chana bas Reb Avrohom (Mrs. Neshe Grossman’s mother) - 25 Iyar

Devar Torah - Emor

Lag b’Omer: A Day to Tip the Scales Toward the Geula Now

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Unfortunately this Lag b’Omer in Meron next to the resting place of R’ Shimon bar Yochai there was a great tragedy where many Jewish lives were lost and many others are in critical condition. They need our tefillos. Hashem should comfort all the mourners and give a speedy recovery and refuah to the injured.

This Erev Shabbos is Lag B'Omer, the day we commemorate the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. It’s a day that we gather together, especially with children, and speak about the greatness of R' Shimon. Notwithstanding the great tragedy that has occurred this year in Meron, we need now, more than ever, to learn from the day of Lag b’Omer and apply it to our daily service of Hashem. Just as on the day of Lag b’Omer the students of R’ Akiva stopped dying, so too we should merit that no more tragedies befall us and we should have the complete geula now.  

Until Lag b’Omer the sefira had been a time of mourning for the 24,000 students who passed away during this season (to follow all opinions we observe the customs of mourning until the end of sefira). The Talmud relates that R. Shimon hid with his son in a cave for thirteen years because he spoke against the Romans.The Talmud says that after Rabbi Shimon emerged from the cave, he asked the people of his town whether there was something he could do to help them. They answered that there was a main street next to a cemetery, where the exact location of some of the graves was unknown, forcing the kohanim to take the long way around instead of their being able to walk through the street. With his great powers, Rabbi Shimon walked through the street. Wherever the earth shook, a mark was made to identify that place as having a grave underneath. This enabled the kohanim to be able to walk through the main street and avoid the graves.

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai was one of the greatest Tanaim who ever lived. To such a degree that he had nothing to do with worldly things. Many people tried to emulate him but could not reach his level.

Why on leaving the cave did Rabbi Shimon seek to help others first before doing anything else? One would expect that Rabbi Shimon's first action would have been to gather together the greatest Torah students and teach them all the Torah they had missed out on while he was in hiding. He could have entered the Beis Midrash and answered questions that had been unanswered for thirteen years! In fact, the Talmud relates that before Rabbi Shimon went into the cave, when he asked his father-in-law Rabbi Pinchas ben Yair a question, Rabbi Shimon would receive twelve answers. When Rabbi Shimon came out of the cave, Rabbi Shimon gave 24 answers for each question. 

Nevertheless, the Talmud tells us that Rabbi Shimon immediately became involved with helping people. Not only that, but in helping a small minority of people - just the kohanim! And not only was the help limited to the kohanim, but it was not even a major problem, but rather just to save the kohanim a few extra minutes to no longer need to take the long way around. So why did Rabbi Shimon spend time on this particular problem, and why did he not find a greater issue to resolve?

The answer is that Rabbi Shimon was one of the greatest students of Rabbi Akiva. Rabbi Akiva’s message was that v’Ahavta l'reacha kamocha, love of your fellow Jew is the great general principle of the Torah.  Because the other students were lacking in Ahavas Yisroel, Rabbi Shimon wanted to correct their mistake to show that the power of Ahavas Yisroel is for every Jew. Ahavas Yisroel must extend to even helping a minority of Jews on a minute issue.

Since Rabbi Akiva is the author of the teaching that loving your fellow like yourself is the great principle of the Torah, how is it possible that his students did not respect one another?  The answer comes from the most unsuspecting place, it comes from their very devotion to Rabbi Akiva’s teachings! The Rebbe explains that because  each student was dedicated to serving Hashem with their individual and unique approach, some with a chesed approach and another with gevurah etc., each student applied Rabbi Akiva’s teaching in a different fashion.  Because of their profound dedication to applying the teaching correctly they could not appreciate an alternative approach that they felt was not as effective. They felt that if they lacked Ahavas Yisroel  they would have had a more ‘live and let live’ approach; they  wouldn’t really care about their fellow student’s approach to serving Hashem; “whatever”.  Because however they were the students of Rabbi Akiva and took Ahavas Yisroel seriously therefore they felt, out of concern for and in the best interest of their fellow student, that their specific and narrow application needed to be adhered to. When it was not, it led to lack of respect out of concern. 

In the merits of Lag b’Omer they came to realize all of their approaches were legitimate pathways in the teachings of Rabbi Akiva. We can learn from these events how to look upon and respect another Jew even if they don't follow the same path in the service of Hashem. All of their approaches lead to fulfilling the teachings of Rabbi Akiva. 

This is why the students stopped dying on Lag b’Omer. During the 7 weeks of sefira we count one the 7 sefiros for a week, along with how one of those 7 is inter included  each day of the week. Lag b’Omer falls on the sefira of hod within hod, acknowledgement within acknowledgment, in other words a day of pure acknowledgment. It is also  the fifth day of the fifth week, which represents the majority of sefiras haomer. Hod being the 5th sefira is the week where we reach the majority of the counting of the  7 sefiros,  and within that week on hod sh’b hod we reach the majority of that the week of hod itself. It is on that day that the scales tipped in the positive direction of acknowledging the goodness in each individual approach.

R. Shimon bar Yochai’s Ahavas Yisroel was so great that he said that he could exempt the entire world from judgment, meaning, he was so powerful that he could protect the entire world. He could even save the people that are on such a level that they require punishment, G-d forbid. 

Even though such people were the extreme opposite of Rabbi Shimon, nevertheless his Ahavas Yisroel reached them and he helped them. The Talmud says when we are in a time of stress, we can rely on R’ Shimon bar Yochai's opinion. 

There is no more pressing time than now, because we are still waiting for the revelation of Moshiach. After such great tragedies we cry out to Hashem Ad Mosai?, we cannot bear the darkness of galus any longer! Please bring Moshiach now. Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai's Ahavas Yisroel is so great, may his merit exempt the world from judgment, especially on Lag B'Omer, and may this hasten the geulah and the revelation of  Melech HaMoshiach now.

A Good Shabbos

(Based on Likutei Sichos, Vol. 32)

Mivtzoim Opportunity

There is a major opportunity for mivtzoim by the protest below:

In LA, several organizations will be demonstrating in front of the Consulate of France calling for action after French appeal court decides killer of Sarah Halimi won’t stand trial.

 Sunday at 10:00AM
10390 Santa Monica Boulevard, LA 90025

kidney donation awareness event

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Levin Shiva

Reb Nachman Levin
is sitting shiva in LA until Monday evening
for his brother Sholom Ber ben Reb Tanchum ob"m

Address: 364 N Fuller (Entrance on Oakwood)
Shachris: 9 am, Mincha/Maariv 7:15

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

3 Sholom Zochors!!

Yankel & Rochel Carlebach
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor 
711 N Mccadden

Menachem & Bassi Cohen
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
221 1/2 S Fuller

Zalmy & Haddasah Shemtov
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
9:30PM - 11:30PM
Cong. Tiferes Tzvi (Rabbi Gonzweigs Shul)
7561 Beverly Blvd (Next door from Charcoal)

Announcements - Acharei Mos - Kedoshim

  • Click here for this week's KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • 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 building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!

Shabbos Schedule - Acharei Mos - Kedoshim

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:13 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:29 am
  • Shacharis: 9:00 in tent, 9:30 & 10 am. 
  • KYY: 10:00 
  • Sota Shiur: 6:10 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:10 pm - Followed by Avos Chapter 3
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:16 pm

MOTZEI SHABBOS:

  • 9:30pm Melava Malka online with Rabbi Raichik on Zoom - Meeting ID: 435 263 4589 Password: 770. Click here to Join.

Kiddush Sponsors - Acharei Mos - Kedoshim

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Avtzon in honor of the birth of their daughter Rochel. May they have much nachas from her and may she grow up to Torah, to Chupa and to Maasim Tovim.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Boruch Braude for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Boruch Braude’s father Reb Moshe ben Reb Shmuel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Elharrar for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shalom Elharrar’s parents Reb Yihya Amram ben Reb Nissim ob”m and Chana bas Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. Also, for the yahrtzeit of Reb Leible Raskin 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Avrohom Aron Grunfeld birthday in honor of Rabbi Avrohom Aron Grunfeld father’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mordechai Leaderman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Mordechai Leaderman’s mother Tzipora bas Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Reb Yanky Munitz for the Bar-Mitzvah of his son Yisroel Meir. May he give his parents much nachas and may he grow up to be a true chossid yirei shomaim and lamdan.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Yitzchok Raichik for the Bar-Mitzvah of their son Shmuel Dovid. May he give his parents much nachas and may he grow up to be a true chossid yirei shomaim and lamdan.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Acharei Mos - Kedoshim

5:30 at the home of the Miriam Rav-Noy
423 N Fuller
in honor of Varda's miraculous recovery
on Pesach sheni 20 years ago!
Speaker: Rabbi Levi Kramer

Mazal Tov To - Acharei Mos - Kedoshim

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Menachem Cohen on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Yosef Mishulovin. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Perl on the engagement of their son Shmuli to Chaya Bluming.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmy Shemtov on the birth of their son. 

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Chaim Dovid Sroka - 12 Iyar
  • Menachem Mendel Plotke - 14 Iyar
  • Moshe Arnold - 15 Iyar
  • Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz - 16 Iyar
  • Mr. Aleksandr Ganzburg - 16 Iyar
  • Mr. Yrachmiel Kahn - 16 Iyar

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Aleksandr Ganzburg - 18 Iyar
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Zaghi - 18 Iyar
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ari Kaufman - 18 Iyar
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yirmiyahu Andrusier - 18 Iyar

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Sender Elya Ha Kohain ben Reb Avram Yosef (Mrs. Sarah Horwitz’s father) - 13 Iyar
  • Reb Zeida Moshe ben Reb Alter Asher Anchel (Rabbi Sholem Perl’s father) - 14 Iyar
  • Tzipora bas Reb Moshe (Mr. Martin Leaderman’s mother) - 14 Iyar
  • Reb Tzvi Hersh ben Reb Shmuel (Mr. Isser Goldstein’s father) - 14 Iyar
  • Chaya Mushka bas Reb Menachem Mendel (Rabbi Mendy Spalter’s daughter) - 14 Iyar
  • Reb Daniel ben Reb Nochum (Mr. Efraim Lezak’s father) - 15 Iyar
  • Reb Yihya Amram ben Reb Nissim (Rabbi Shalom Elharrar’s father) - 15 Iyar
  • Reb Ozzie ben Reb Zev (Mrs. Julie Glabman’s father) - 16 Iyar
  • Chana bas Reb Moshe (Rabbi Shalom Elharrar’s mother) - 16 Iyar
  • Reb Shmuel ben Reb Kurt (Mr. Elozor Plotke’s father) - 16 Iyar
  • Reb Moshe Bunim ben Reb Shlomo (Rabbi Yitzchok Arnold’s father in law) - 17 Iyar
  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Shmuel (Rabbi Boruch Braude’s father) - 17 Iyar
  • Reb Nosson Nota ben Reb Zalman Yudah (Mrs. Rochel Eisenberg’s brother) - 18 Iyar
  • Shosha Vita bas Reb Yitzchok Aryeh (Mrs. Etty Bastomski’s mother) - 18 Iyar

Devar Torah - Acharei Mos - Kedoshim

Pesach Sheni: 
The Power to Disrupt the Galus and Usher in the Geula is in Each of Us! 
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

In the coming week we will celebrate Pesach Sheni. It has already been 30 years since the Chof Ches Nissan where the Rebbe gave us the mandate to bring Moshiach. Many look around and ask: Knowing all my faults, do I have the power to bring the Moshiach? If the Rebbe, after so many years of effort, didn't bring Moshiach 30 years ago how could I with my mitzvah plant the seeds of the geula that will transform galus to geula. Am I in any position to be making demands?

The truth is that this type of thinking is nothing more than our evil inclination putting us down with negative talk, telling us we have too many faults. It can get us down, thinking we’ll never accomplish that which we set out to do. The Rebbe sees the true inner power of the neshama of each Jew. He shows us that we have the power within us to do everything to fulfil the desire of Hashem for creation, to make a dwelling place with the coming of Moshiach. We have the power to break through the walls of golus and we have every right to demand Moshiach.

Pesach Sheni teaches us that despite any personal faults or impurities, we each have the power to demand planted firmly within us. A year after leaving Egypt, the Jewish people brought the Pesach offering in the desert. Some Jews had become ritually unclean and couldn’t bring the Pesach offering. They complained to Moshe and Aaron: “Why should we be deprived of bringing the offering of the Hashem among the children of Israel?” What was their question? They knew they were impure and therefore couldn’t bring it, so what were they trying to say? Hashem saw the heart of these people, their sincerity saying even though we are impure, please don’t deprive us of this. Hashem answered: “If any person of you or your future generations shall be impure or on a distant journey, he shall make the Pesach offering on the fourteenth day of the second month (Iyar).” A Jew who couldn’t offer the Pesach sacrifice was given a second chance a month later. The essence of Pesach Sheni is thus (in the words of the Lubavitcher Rebbe): “It’s never too late. It’s always possible to put things right. Even if one was impure or far away, and even when the impurity was deliberate, nonetheless, he can correct it.”

The second pasuk in the Parsha of Kedoshim says that we should be holy because Hashem is holy. Because a Jew has a G-dly soul he is connected with Hashem and therefore everything positive we do has an impact. The only reason we don’t see and feel that impact is because the  body  and it’s physicality conceals. This however doesn’t change the fact that we have that connection and power to transform galus and geula by learning the Torah and doing mitzvos. The problem we have is that we view geula as a dream and galus as the reality. The Rebbe has the opposite view that Moshiach is the reality and the galus is a dream as the pasuk says: “When Hashem returns the returnees to Zion, we shall be like dreamers..” The way to get out of the dream of galus and connect to and reveal the true reality of Moshiach, first within ourselves and then in the world, is by learning the Rebbe’s Chassidus and about geula. The Rebbe then puts us on the Rebbe’s shoulders, gives us a new vision and goes together with us to the geula.

Pesach Sheni teaches that the Jews demanded and their demand was accepted, and Pesach Sheni was granted. So too with the geula. We are taught that all tumah will be removed and everyone be healed both physically and spiritually from the sickness of galus by the revelation of G-dliness which will follow the revelation of Moshiach. 

Thus, it is the duty of every Jew to cry out and demand, Why should we be deprived? Why should we be deprived of serving G-d in the manner He Himself commanded? Why should a Jew be deprived of the opportunity to live out his or her lifetime in grateful fulfillment of Hashem’s desire of being revealed in this lowly world which includes all of our physical and spiritual needs? We ask Hashem to disrupt the darkness of galus. We pray to Hashem to fulfill His  promises now. We’ve waited long enough. We want Moshiach now. 

A Good Shabbos

Bd"e: Sholom Ber Levin ob"m

With sadness we inform you of the passing of
Sholom Ber ben Tanchum Levin ob"m

Of YOEC 

The Levaya will be Tomorrow - Friday
10:15 am at YOEC 
11 am burial at Mount Olive,

May we share only good news.

Letter From Rabbi Zvi Boyarsky

B"H

Dear Anash:

Sholom Aleichem!!!  Hope this email finds you well.

Like many others, our family  have such amazing memories of Mendel A"H spending time in our house, hanging out chatting. He literally was one of the sweetest souls you can meet. He would share Divrei Torah, and we would have so much fun together.  

When he passed away suddenly, it was a total shock. He was doing so well and seemed so happy. Despite his many struggles, Mendy maintained a glow in his eyes and such a sweet presence wherever he was.

His mother, who is an amazing mother, works hard as a very dedicated teacher (BCM)   has one dream she's been working on for almost a year. To finish her son's Sefer Torah.  She pleading to have the funds secured by his 1st Yhortzeit - Lag BAomer. She keeps checking the link almost daily to see if anyone posted. 

Please consider partaking in this mitzvah!!!

Please would you post at link, below or email Rivka [email protected] cc;d who can facilitate a donation via check or any other way BEH.

Thank so very much!!

https://thechesedfund.com/lacommunity/legacyformendelgutnick

Lets give Stacy Gutnick this Nichum she is yearning  for, BEH!!!

May we merit to be reunited with Mendel with the coming if MOSHIACH EVER SO SOON!!

Warmly,
Zvi-

Bd"e: Mr. Akiva Newman

 With sadness we inform you of the passing of
Akiva Ben Zalman Zelig ob"m
Husband to Mrs. Frieda Newman
Father to Dr. Saul (Bunia) Newman (Los Angeles)
and Mickie (Phillip) Buchsbaum (Raanana, Israel)

Funeral will be TODAY-Sunday, 6 Iyar, 2:30 PM
at Home of Peace (Whittier Blvd)

Shiva (kindly wear mask) will be this week starting Sunday through Shabbos morning- 1533 S. Beverly Drive, #2, 90035

Zmanim- shachris 7:00Am

Mincha/Maariv- 7:20 Pm

Bd"e. Yenta Perl Feiner ob"m

With sadness we inform you of the passing of

Mrs. Yenta Perl bas reb Meir Igel Feiner
mother of Reb Yisroel Feiner

The Levaya will pass by YOEC - 7215 Waring
Motzei Shabbos at 11 pm

May we share only good news.

Announcements - Tazria - Metzorah

  • Click here for this week's KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • 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 building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!
  • NICHUM AVEILIM: The Arnold Family is sitting shiva for Mrs. Chana Arnold. Address: 506 N Alta Vista. Mincha 2 minyanim today at 2:00, Motzoei Shabbos Maariv Bzemana, Visiting hours 8:30-10:30, Sunday morning shcaris 8:30, Mincha 7:10 maariv bezmana, Monday morning Scharis 7:00 and 8:30. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehe besochom!
  • Click Here for Magen Am Community Advisory. 

Shabbos Schedule - Tazria - Metzorah

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:08 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:34 am
  • Shacharis: 9:00 in tent, 9:30 & 10 am. 
  • KYY: 10:00 
  • Sota Shiur: 6:10 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:10 pm - Followed by Avos Chapter 2
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:11 pm

MOTZEI SHABBOS:

  • 9:30pm Melava Malka online with Rabbi Raichik on Zoom - Meeting ID: 435 263 4589 Password: 770. Click here to Join.

Kiddush Sponsors - Tazria - Metzorah

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Avrohom Klyne for the yahrtzeit of Mrs Lerner - Hena bas Reb Yosef ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s brother Reb Baruch ben Reb Yehudah Mordechai ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Rebbitzen Shimon Raichik for the yahrtzeits of Rebbitzen Chana Leeba Raichik’s parents Reb Yaakov ben Reb Menachm Mendel Hilel ob”m and Rivka bas Reb Yisroel Noach ob"m. May the neshomos have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Berl Sroka for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Mindy Sroka’s mother Shaindel bas Reb Moshe Yitzchok of ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Tazria - Metzorah

5:30 at the home of Mrs. Fradel Bukiet
343 N Formosa
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

Mazal Tov To - Tazria - Metzorah

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Hecht on the engagement of their son Yehuda Leib to Shani Miller.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendy Pinson on the engagement of their daughter Rena to Mendel Gordon. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Hertzie Richler on the engagement of their daughter Chanie to Meir Levinger.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmen Schmukler on the bar mitzva of their grandson. 

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Sholom Langsam - 5 Iyar
  • Rabbi Ami Pykovski - 5 Iyar
  • Aryeh Hoffman - 5 Iyar
  • Rabbi Asher Habibian - 5 Iyar
  • Mr. Zalman Roth - 5 Iyar
  • Aryeh Habibian - 6 Iyar
  • Avrohom Arnold - 8 Iyar
  • Mr. Avrohom Plotkin ob"m - 8 Iyar
  • Mr. Dovid Kagan - 9 Iyar
  • Shmuel Dovid Yehoshua Perl - 11 Iyar
  • Mr. Yitzchok Michael - 11 Iyar

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Mrs Lerner - Hena bas Reb Yosef - 5 Iyar 
  • Reb David ben Reb Yitzchok (Mr. Reuven Horwitz’s father) - 6 Iyar
  • Reb Yaakov ben Reb Menachm Mendel Hilel (Mrs. Chana Leeba Raichik’s father) - 6 Iyar
  • Harav Yisroel ben Reb Shneur Zalman Halevy (Rabbi Mendel Duchman’s father) - 6 Iyar
  • Henya Chasha bas Reb Zusman (Rabbi Gershon Schusterman’s mother) - 7 Iyar
  • Shaindel bas Reb Moshe Yitzchok (Mrs. Mindy Sroka’s mother) - 8 Iyar
  • Reb Baruch ben Reb Yehudah Mordechai (Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s brother) - 8 Iyar
  • Rivka bas Reb Yisroel Noach (Mrs. Chana Leeba Raichik’s mother) - 9 Iyar
  • Reb Ber ben Reb Isroel (Mr. Mottel Polityko’s grandfather) - 11 Iyar

Devar Torah - Tazria - Metzorah

Chabad Chodesh - Iyar

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

Arnold Shiva

Shiva info for Arnold Family 

Address:
506 N Alta Vista

Minyanim:
Shachris: 1 minyan at 7, 2 minyanim at 8:30
Mincha 7:10, Maariv 7:55, three minyanim needed.

Times:
After Shachris until 1pm, and 4-9pm
The family is asking that everyone keep to these times

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

Bd"e: Mrs. Chana Arnold ob"m

With great sadness and pain we inform you of the passing of
Mrs Chana Arnold ob"m

Levaya will be TODAY -Tuesday
3:05pm at Cheder Menachem
5pm at Congregation Levi Yitzchok
6:30pm at Mt. Olives.

May we share only good news. 

Announcements - Shemini

  • Click here for this week's KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • 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 building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!
  • TEHILLIM CLUB: We will be having the Tehillim club in person in the tent. We will be starting at 9:15 until 10 o’clock for girls and boys, and then KYY starts right away afterwards at 10 o’clock. Children who are not able to attend but send in a note or text message that they said TEHILLIM for 30 minutes or eligible for pizza coupons and a treat.
  • SUNDAY:  Masbia Program. The shul kitchen will be open from 7am till 12pm. All foods are fine, including Milchig, Fleishig, Pareve, fruits, vegetables, frozen, canned and packed foods. All except foods cooked at home. Please note: If you can send proteins such as- chicken, meat, fish, and cheeses, it would be tremendously beneficial to these families.
  • NICHUM AVEILIM: Mrs. Gittel Kaplan is sitting shiva for her brother Levi ben Ezra Rafael. She can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone/text at 323-610-1591. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom!  

Shabbos Schedule - Shemini

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:02 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:39 am
  • Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Shacharis: 9:45 & 10 am. 
  • KYY: 10:00 
  • Farbrengen with Rabbi Kantor from Thailand in honor of 28 Nisan.
  • Sota Shiur: 6:00 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:00 pm - Followed by Avos Chapter 1
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:05 pm
  • Molad Chodesh Iyar: Monday, 30 Nisan/April 12, 7:47am + 6 Chalakim.
  • Rosh Chodesh Iyar: Monday & Tuesday, April 12 & 13

Motzei Shabbos:

  • Worldwide 24 Hour Farbrengen. Click here to join. 

Sunday:

  • 10 am. Lecture by Rabbi Kantor from Thailand.

Kiddush Sponsors - Shemini

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Nathanson in honor of Rabbi Reuven Nathanson’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Berl Sroka for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Berl Sroka’s father Reb Leibish Ephraim ben Reb Aaron ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Shemini

5:30 at the home of Mrs. Berta Sandberg
543 N Martel
Speaker: Mrs. Chana Rochel Schusterman

Mazal Tov To - Shemini

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Avtzon on the birth their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Rebbitzen Schochet.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Bukiet on the birth of their granddaughter (to the Frimmerman’s.)
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Thaler on the birth of their granddaughter (to the Halberstam’s.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Harvey Kreitenberg - 26 Nisan
  • Yosef Itzchack Gutierrez - 28 Nisan
  • Rabbi Reuven Nathanson - 28 Nisan
  • Mr. Efraim Lezak - 29 Nisan
  • Chaim Vogel - 30 Nisan
  • Simi Goldberger - 30 Nisan
  • Rabbi Mendel Goldman - 1 Iyar
  • Aharon Yosef Kahan - 3 Iyar
  • Ephraim Davidoff - 3 Iyar
  • Mr. Moshe Davidoff - 4 Iyar
  • Mr. David Rafael Gutierrez - 4 Iyar

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Benarroch - 1 Iyar

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Leibish Ephraim ben Reb Aaron (Mr. Berl Sroka’s father) - 3 Iyar

Devar Torah - Shemini

Living the Redemption 

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik 

This Shabbos Mevarchim the 28th of Nissan is the 30th Anniversary of the Rebbe’s iconic statement: “I have done all that I can; now it’s up to you to do all that you can to bring Moshiach (the geula).”

The Rebbe explained this statement later in more detail that this means to learn Inyanei Geula and Moshiach in the Torah (Rambam, Medrash, Chassidus etc). By learning, internalizing and integrating those Torah sources we will come to live with the geula and Moshiach and as a result add in learning the Torah and doing mitzvos. 

When we learn in the Rambam and in Chassidus about the changes that the Moshiach will bring this brings changes in the way that we live now. But how do we practically apply this in our lives?

This mandate to bring the geula began at the very onset of the Rebbe’s Nesius on Yud Shevat 5711-1951 when the Rebbe explained that our (the seventh generation’s) purpose is to make a dwelling place for Hashem in this physical world. Over the years the campaign intensified until on the 28th of Nissan 5751-1981 the Rebbe brought this mandate to the stage of living with Moshiach.

So what have we accomplished over the last thirty years? Some treat the Rebbe’s mandate like a check off list. We check off davening, tzedaka, Chitas, Rambam, some Chassidus, some learning with the children, an hour of Mivtzoyim and an inyan in Inyanei Geula and Moshiach to top it off. Then we ask, what else haven’t we done?

Whatever a person focuses on, he or she will feel. By focusing our efforts on LIVING with Moshiach we understand that the goal is all about change not only action. There is also a mindset and a feeling that goes along with it. 

Living with Moshiach as an actual part of our lives as real and immediate was seen many times in the Rebbe’s pronouncements about the geula. The Rebbe would say that Moshiach should be here even before we daven Mincha or Maariv or before the end of the Fabrengen. How was this possible? Because the Rebbe could see Moshiach in the doorway waiting to enter. Our eyes weren’t open enough to see so the Rebbe advised us to learn and thereby come also to see that we are in the era of Moshiach and to act accordingly.

There is a story about the talmidim of the Baal Shem Tov who would wait for the Baal Shem Tov to finish davening. On one particular day the Baal Shem Tov’s ascension into the higher worlds was extended and the talmidim became hungry. They decided to venture off for a few minutes to taste something and quickly return. A short while later when they returned they were surprised to see that the Baal Shem Tov had completed davening and was already folding His tallis. 

When the talmidim asked what happened the Baal Shem Tov answered using the analogy of a bird nest that was high on top of a wall. A person wanted to capture the beautiful bird in the nest and asked to stack one person on top of the other so that he could climb on the top to reach the nest. Meanwhile the people on the bottom grew tired and bored so they left and the entire stack of people came tumbling to the ground. The same thing said the Baal Shem Tov happened when you left during davening. It was only because of your zechusim that my tefillah was able to ascend on high. Once you left I could not reach the level that I was seeking.

This was also the Rebbe’s message on the 28th of Nissan. The Rebbe was telling us that everything that can be done to bring Moshiach depends on what we do.

A person might say that they can follow instructions and do the things required to bring the geula but not necessarily live or feel him or herself personally going out of galus in the present moment. For this there are two responses, the first is an analogy. What would be like if the homeless were shown a way to get out of a tent city but instead of leaving, because they were so used to their way of life and didn’t they didn’t ‘feel’ like leaving it was real, they didn’t want to leave. They decided instead to improve the tent city or petition the government for increased spending on tent cities and more safe needles for their drug habits. The same applies for our situation in galus. Hashem has no home and we have no home as long as we are in galus, as it says “Woe is to the Father who drove his children away from His table (home), and woe is to the  children who were driven from their Father’s table. 

By the Rebbe statement we understand that we are without a home as long as the galus continues and it depends on us to not be comfortable in this homeless state but to do everything we can bring to bring the geula. By learning about the geula from a Torah perspective we can see what we are missing and it creates the desire to do whatever is required to get out of the galus.Then we do every positive act in every moment available to materialize the geula and Moshiach.

How do we get ourselves to feel and live the geula? By being all in with our entire will. It says that the Korban Pesach was roasted entirely, it’s head intestines and feet. So too for real changes to occur we need to become ’fully roasted’ with love for Hashem, the Torah and every Jew. It’s not enough to understand intellectually alone or act without enthusiasm, it's an entire package that includes everything; our will, our intellect, our emotions and our actions. As soon as we reveal the aleph of Hashem Echod in the world through our actions, we transform the world from gola (galus, spelled without an aleph) to geula (spelled with an aleph). 

By acting this way, by doing all we can may we merit the fulfillment of the complete and final geula with the arrival of Moshiach today!

A Good Shabbos A Good Chodesh

Announcements - 2nd Days of Pesach

  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • 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 building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!

Schedule - 2nd Days of Pesach

Shevii Shel Pesach
Friday night & Shabbos

  • Light Candles (Lehadlik Ner Shel Shabbos Veshel Yom Tov-  NO Shehecheyanu): 6:57 pm
  • Our custom is that men stay up during the night studying Torah (Alos is 5:17 am)
  • Sota Shiur: 12:00 AM 
  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:45 am 
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am in Shul and 11:00 am in Kolel.
  • Outdoor Minyan for Kria - Shira: 12:30 pm 
  • Sota Shiur: 6:00 pm
  • Mincha: 6:55

Acharon Shel Pesach
Shabbos night & Sunday

  • Light Candles (Lehadlik Ner Shel Yom Tov- NO Shehecheyanu): 8:00pm 
  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:44 am 
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am in Shul and 11:00 am in Kolel.
  • Outdoor Yiskor at about: 12:45 pm 
  • Sota Shiur: 4:30 pm 
  • Mincha: 5:30 pm - Followed by Moshiach Seudah.
  • Bachurim’s Moshiach Seuda & Farbrengen in KYY.
  • Yom Tov Ends: 8:00 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 - 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

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Leah bas Reb Yosef (Mr. Reuven Horwitz’s mother) - 22 Nisan
  • Rosa Rochel bas Reb Yitzchok Alter (Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s grandmother) - 22 Nisan
  • Reb Kalman ben Reb Menachem Mendel (Mrs. Sharon Bastomski’s father) - 24 Nisan

Devar Torah - 2nd Days of Pesach

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