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Message from the Rabbi
 

This week we observed the fast of the 10th of Tevet, marking the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem, which eventually led to the destruction of the first Holy Temple. While not as well known as the other fasts marking the destruction—the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’av—this fast is in some ways considered the most severe.

The purpose of these fasts is not merely self-affliction, or so we can demonstrate how sad we are. A fast is considered an auspicious time, when we are empowered to rectify whatever went wrong on that day.

When the goal is to repair the past, the place to start is where it all began. That’s why the 10th of Tevet is considered a severe fast, because of the immense potential that lies within it to make things better.

May the ultimate fix—the coming of Moshiach—happen very soon!

Shabbat shalom.

 
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Judaism's Gifts to the World: How Major Jewish Ideas Evolved Into Universal Values
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Kiddush

This week's kiddush is sponsored by: Steve Lamar, Lee Cohen, Alison Ickovic, and Steve Deichman in celebration of their completion of the 13th Daf Yomi cycle — and in honor of Steve Deichman's engagement to Karen Rabin

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Kiddush Sponsor: Lamar, Cohen, Ickovic, Deichman
Shabbat, Jan. 11, 2020
Steve Lamar, Lee Cohen, Alison Ickovic, and Steve Deichman in celebration of their completion of the 13th Daf Yomi cycle — and in honor of Steve Deichman's engagement to Karen Rabin
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JLI: Gifts of the Jews
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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
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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
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Daily Thought
Lofty Living

Realize that for you to make a living there must occur multiple miracles, one after the other. The fact that you may not notice doesn’t make those miracles any less wondrous.

On the contrary, it could be that their wonder is too astonishing to be perceived.

 
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Everything that G‑d does is for the best
— Rabbi Akiva (Talmud, Berachot 60b)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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The Jewish Calendar
  Thursday Tevet 12 | January 9
Today in Jewish HistoryEzekiel Prophesies Egypt's Downfall (424 BCE)
  Friday Tevet 13 | January 10
  Shabbat Tevet 14 | January 11
Today in Jewish HistoryPurim Hebron
Today in Jewish HistoryR. Abraham Ibn Ezra Receives a Letter From the Shabbat Queen (1159)
  Sunday Tevet 15 | January 12
  Monday Tevet 16 | January 13
Today in Jewish HistorySalvation of Baghdad Jewry (1638)
  Tuesday Tevet 17 | January 14
Today in Jewish History1st NY Synagogue (1728)
Today in Jewish HistoryToldot Aaron (1754)
Today in Jewish HistoryMaggid of Dubne (1841)
  Wednesday Tevet 18 | January 15
Today in Jewish HistoryHuna Killed (469)
Today in Jewish HistoryB'nei Yissachar (1841)
  Thursday Tevet 19 | January 16
Today in Jewish HistoryJudah Touro (1854)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Aryeh Leib Heller, Author of Ketzot Hachoshen (1812)
  Friday Tevet 20 | January 17
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Maimonides (1204)
Today in Jewish HistoryPrinting of Talmud (1483)
  Shabbat Tevet 21 | January 18
Today in Jewish HistoryShimon Born (1567 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryPurim Ancona (1691)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
The Parshah In A Nutshell

Parshat Vayechi

Jacob lives the final 17 years of his life in Egypt. Before his passing, he asks Joseph to take an oath that he will bury him in the Holy Land. He blesses Joseph’s two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, elevating them to the status of his own sons as progenitors of tribes within the nation of Israel.

The patriarch desires to reveal the end of days to his children, but is prevented from doing so.

Jacob blesses his sons, assigning to each his role as a tribe: Judah will produce leaders, legislators and kings; priests will come from Levi, scholars from Issachar, seafarers from Zebulun, schoolteachers from Simeon, soldiers from Gad, judges from Dan, olive-growers from Asher, and so on. Reuben is rebuked for “confusing his father’s marriage bed”; Simeon and Levi, for the massacre of Shechem and the plot against Joseph. Naphtali is granted the swiftness of a deer, Benjamin the ferociousness of a wolf, and Joseph is blessed with beauty and fertility.

A large funeral procession consisting of Jacob’s descendants, Pharaoh’s ministers, the leading citizens of Egypt and the Egyptian cavalry accompanies Jacob on his final journey to the Holy Land, where he is buried in the Machpelah Cave in Hebron.

Joseph, too, dies in Egypt, at the age of 110. He, too, instructs that his bones be taken out of Egypt and buried in the Holy Land, but this would come to pass only with the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt many years later. Before his passing, Joseph conveys to the Children of Israel the testament from which they will draw their hope and faith in the difficult years to come: “G‑d will surely remember you, and bring you up out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”