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Gan Israel Preschool Quiz and Auction Night

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Message from the Rabbi
 

Last weekend, thousands of Chabad women emissaries from around the world gathered in New York for their annual conference, in conjunction with the yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, of righteous memory, wife of the Rebbe.

When the Rebbetzin passed away, on the 22nd of Shevat in 1988, the Rebbe spoke about her in glowing terms. She was modest yet effective, of vaunted lineage yet gracious to all people, serious yet witty, and most importantly, a partner in everything that her husband did.

The Rebbe encouraged us to learn from the Rebbetzin and emulate her ways. We should not be afraid of contradictions in our life, and we should certainly not allow our personal needs to get in the way of helping others and accomplishing great things.

May her memory continue to be a blessing for us and all of the Jewish nation.

Shabbat shalom.

 
An Eruv in Fairfax? Come to a Community Informational Meeting — Tonight, February 19  
 

The Fairfax Eruv Committee has formed, and is already making some progress.

A meeting will be held to inform the community what's been done, what the future plans are, and to answer questions.

Tonight, Feb. 19, 7:30 pm, at the shul.

 
Family Shabbat Purim - Friday Night Dinner - March 6  
 

RSVP On Line

 
A Big Apple Purim in Fairfax — March 10  
 

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Weekly Torah Discussion - Tuesday Nights  
 

Tuesday Nights - 8:00 pm

Learn new parsha insights that, in turn, relate to everyday life.

Taugh by Rabbi Mendel Deitsch.

Come check it out!

 
Mind2Mind - Thursday Nights  
 

Join one of our personalized study groups and maximize your learning potential. Groups focused on Jewish Mysticism, the weekly Torah portion, Intro Talmud, Advanced Talmud, and more...

Thursday evenings 7:45-9 pm

 
Upcoming Service Times  
 

* Shabbos Mevarchim. The Shabbat before the start of a Jewish month (Rosh Chodesh) is known as Shabbat Mevarchim, “the Shabbat when we bless.” Please join us at 9:00 AM to recite Psalms (Tehillim) and make a L'Chaim to the new month!

 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 
 
Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Fairfax:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Feb. 21
5:35 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Feb. 22
6:34 pm
Torah Portion: Mishpatim
 
 
Kiddush

This week's kiddush is sponsored by the Zabihi family, in honor of our shul and community.

Consider marking your occasion! Reserve either on-line or call the office!

What's Happening?
Upcoming Events
Fairfax Eruv Community Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Come to find out plans of the Fairfax Eruv Committee, ask questions, volunteer, etc. Open to all.
Mind2Mind Learning
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 - 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Join one of our personalized study groups and maximize your learning potential. Groups focused on Jewish Mysticism, the weekly Torah portion, Intro Talmud, Advanced Talmud, and more...
Quiz and Auction Night
Shabbat, Feb. 22, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Join us for our Annual Quiz and Auction night for our very own preschool!
JLI: Gifts of the Jews
Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 - 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
This course explores some of the most notable values and attitudes that the Jews have shared with the world. Once considered preposterous, many of these teachings are taken for granted today. The story of this transition is both instructive and fascinating. The course also considers how Judaism can continue to serve as a beacon of light and fountain of wisdom for all of humankind
Weekly Parsha Discussion
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Join us for an insightful torah discussion relating the parsha of the week to our daily lives— led by Rabbi Mendel Deitsch
Mind2Mind Learning
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 - 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Join one of our personalized study groups and maximize your learning potential. Groups focused on Jewish Mysticism, the weekly Torah portion, Intro Talmud, Advanced Talmud, and more...
Kiddush Sponsor: Landau
Shabbat, Feb. 29, 2020
Yartzeit of Barry Landau's father, Alexander ben Shmuel Ha Levi
 
JLI: Gifts of the Jews
Monday, Mar. 2, 2020 - 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
This course explores some of the most notable values and attitudes that the Jews have shared with the world. Once considered preposterous, many of these teachings are taken for granted today. The story of this transition is both instructive and fascinating. The course also considers how Judaism can continue to serve as a beacon of light and fountain of wisdom for all of humankind
Weekly Parsha Discussion
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Join us for an insightful torah discussion relating the parsha of the week to our daily lives— led by Rabbi Mendel Deitsch
Mind2Mind Learning
Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020 - 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Join one of our personalized study groups and maximize your learning potential. Groups focused on Jewish Mysticism, the weekly Torah portion, Intro Talmud, Advanced Talmud, and more...
Family Shabbat Series Purim Edition
Friday, Mar. 6, 2020 - 5:40 pm
Join us and turn your Friday night into Shabbat! Get in the Purim and Shabbat spirit with Songs, activities, traditional delicious food, and more! Only $10 Per family!
Purim In New York
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Purim is here and we are ready! Get your tickets today for your chance to eat the food you can only get in The Lower East Side, ride the mechanical skateboard in Central Park, draw on some graffiti walls in Brooklyn, watch street performers in Times Square, take a picture with The Statue of Liberty in Ellis Island, dress in your Purim costume in Crown Heights, and win a chance for your DELUXE sports seats tickets! This is an event you do not want to miss!
Kiddush Sponsor: Povcher
Shabbat, Mar. 14, 2020
None given
 
 
 
Daily Thought
Stay Put

When you come to a place that seems outside of G‑d’s realm, too coarse for light to enter, and you want to run away—

—know that there is no place outside of G‑d, not even this place, and rejoice in your task of uncovering Him there.

 
Daily Quote
In the beginning G‑d created the heavens and the earth.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
This Week @ www.ChabadNoVa.org
By the Numbers
17 Facts About the Rebbetzin
Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka shied away from the limelight and rarely appeared in public, where she would undoubtedly be celebrated as the revered rebbetzin.
Your Questions
Do Rabbis Need to Be Married?
Historically, many communities traditionally included in their bylaws that they would only accept married candidates as their rabbis. Why?
Discovering the Rebbe
The Power of Reframing
Chapter 24 of Positivity Bias
Parshah
What Kind of Guard Are You?
The monetary laws of the Torah are more than just utilitarian laws that allow for a functioning society. Just as with all other parts of the Torah, the monetary laws contain deep psychological and spiritual truths
Chabad-Lubavitch News from Around the World
Roundup
New Mexico, Peru, Israel, Boston: The Faces of Contemporary Jewish Life
 
Europe
Iceland Welcomes Its First Native-Born Torah Scroll
 
Headquarters
From China to Mexico, Message at Chabad Women’s Banquet Was Love
 
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From Beijing and the Coronavirus to Keynote Address to 3,000 Chabad Women
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
The Jewish Calendar
  Wednesday Shevat 24 | February 19
Today in Jewish HistoryZachariah's Prophecy (351 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Rebbetzin Menuchah Rachel (1888)
  Thursday Shevat 25 | February 20
Today in Jewish HistoryR. Israel Salanter (1883)
  Friday Shevat 26 | February 21
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of the Taz (1667)
  Shabbat Shevat 27 | February 22
Shekalim
Today in Jewish HistoryThe “Simlah Chadashah” (1737)
Laws and CustomsParshat Shekalim
Laws and CustomsBless New Month
  Sunday Shevat 28 | February 23
Today in Jewish HistoryHasmonean Holiday (2nd century BCE)
  Monday Shevat 29 | February 24
Today in Jewish HistoryColumbia Tragedy; Israeli Astronaut Perishes (2003)
Laws and CustomsOmit Tachanun in the Afternoon
  Tuesday Shevat 30 | February 25
Rosh Chodesh
Today in Jewish HistoryTosfot Yomtov Appointed Rabbi of Krakow (1644)
Laws and CustomsRosh Chodesh Observances
  Wednesday Adar 1 | February 26
Rosh Chodesh
Today in Jewish HistoryPlague of Darkness (1313 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Ibn Ezra (1164)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Shach (circa 1663)
Today in Jewish HistoryEzekiel Foretells Egypt's Downfall (1989)
Laws and CustomsRosh Chodesh Observances
Laws and CustomsAdar Joy
  Thursday Adar 2 | February 27
Today in Jewish HistoryAgadir Eathquake (1960)
  Friday Adar 3 | February 28
Today in Jewish History2nd Temple Completed (349 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Mordechai Jaffe (the Levush) (1612)
  Shabbat Adar 4 | February 29
Today in Jewish HistoryMaharam's Body Ransomed (1307)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Leib Sarah's (1791)
Today in Jewish HistoryRoman Ghetto Abolished (1798)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 
The Parshah In A Nutshell

Parshat Mishpatim

Following the revelation at Sinai, G‑d legislates a series of laws for the people of Israel. These include the laws of the indentured servant; the penalties for murder, kidnapping, assault and theft; civil laws pertaining to redress of damages, the granting of loans and the responsibilities of the “Four Guardians”; and the rules governing the conduct of justice by courts of law.

Also included are laws warning against mistreatment of foreigners; the observance of the seasonal festivals, and the agricultural gifts that are to be brought to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem; the prohibition against cooking meat with milk; and the mitzvah of prayer. Altogether, the Parshah of Mishpatim contains 53 mitzvot—23 imperative commandments and 30 prohibitions.

G‑d promises to bring the people of Israel to the Holy Land, and warns them against assuming the pagan ways of its current inhabitants.

The people of Israel proclaim, “We will do and we will hear all that G‑d commands us.” Leaving Aaron and Hur in charge in the Israelite camp, Moses ascends Mount Sinai and remains there for forty days and forty nights to receive the Torah from G‑d.