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Kiddush is sponsored by Muchnik Family on occasion of Yaakov Tzvi Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov!

 

There will be no No Heritage kids program this week

Father and Son learning at 6:00 PM. This week father and son learning is sponsored by Kilstein family.

 

Save the date: Rosh Chodesh Tammuz Lecture for women - Sunday, June 26 at 8:30 PM:

Speaker: Mrs. Kochava Yitzhak

The topic is "The First War and The Last War"

 

Please let Heritage office know at office@russianjews.org if you would like to be a storyteller or to sponsor future Father and Son learning and Thursday Night Mishmor. Cost is 0. 

Rabbi Agishtein`s Halacha Corner

Question

After I finished making my cholent I realized that I had accidentally used a Milchig knife to dice the onions. Is my cholent still okay to eat?

Answer

If the knife was a ben yomo (it was used for hot milchigs within the past 24hrs) then the onion is milchigs. Therefore, the only way the cholent can still be kosher is if it contains 60 times more than the amount of Milchigs that fell in.

 

In this case, since the onions themselves are not the issue but rather the Milchigs that they absorbed from the knife, as long as the volume of the cholent is 60 times larger than the volume of the blade of the knife, the cholent can be eaten. If it is a small cholent and it does not contain that much, a Rov should be contacted.

 

If the knife was not a ben yomo (it was not used for hot Milchigs in the past 24hrs) there is more room for leniency and the cholent is permitted, regardless of its size. This is known as the leniency of the Bais Meir. He writes that although one should not use such an onion L’chatchila, if it was already used accidentally and throwing out an entire cholent is a substantial loss, one can be lenient based on a combination of factors (the extent of which, are unfortunately beyond the scope of this article).

 

To send in a question, call or text Rabbi Agishtein at 973-545-6756 or email him directly at acagishtein@gmail.com. 

 

Weekly Torah
Aharon is taught the method for kindling the Menorah. Moshe sanctifies the Levi`im to work in the Mishkan. They replace the firstborn, who were disqualified after sinning with the golden calf. After five years of training, the Levi`im serve in the Mishkan from ages 30 to 50; afterwards they engage in less strenuous work.

One year after the Exodus from Egypt, HaShem commands Moshe concerning the Korban Pesach. Those ineligible for the Korban Pesach request a remedy, and thus is given the mitsvah of Pesach Sheni, which allows a `second chance` to offer the Korban Pesach one month later.

Miraculous clouds that hover near the Mishkan signal when to travel and when to camp. Two silver trumpets summon the princes or the entire nation for announcements. The trumpets also signal travel plans, war or festivals. The order in which the Tribes march is specified. Moshe invites his father-in-law, Yitro, to join the Beney Yisrael, but Yitro returns to Midyan. At the instigation of the Eruv Rav (the mixed multitude of Egyptians who joined the Beney Yisrael in the Exodus) some of the people complain about the manna. Moshe protests that he is unable to govern the nation alone. HaShem tells him to select 70 elders, the first Sanhedrin, to assist him, and informs him that the people will be given meat until they will be sickened by it. Two candidates for the group of elders prophesy beyond their mandate, foretelling that Yehoshua instead of Moshe will bring the people to Canaan. Some protest, including Yehoshua, but Moshe is pleased that others have become Prophets. HaShem sends an incessant supply of quail for those who complained that they lacked meat.

A plague punishes those who complained. Miryam makes a constructive remark to Aharon which also implies that Moshe is only like other Prophets. HaShem explains that Moshe`s prophecy is superior to that of any other Prophet, and punishes Miryam with tsara`at, as if she had gossiped about her brother. Moshe prays for her, and the nation waits until she is cured before travelling.

Shabbos Information

This week`s Torah chapter is Behaaloscha

This Friday, June 17

Mincha will be at 7:00 PM

Candle lighting will be at 8:10 PM

Shabbos, June 18

Shabbos Morning class by Rabbi Agishtein and Rabbi Zaslavsky will be at 8:30 AM

Shachris will be at 9:00 AM

No Heritage kids program this week

Kiddush is sponsored by Muchnik Family on occasion of Yaakov Tzvi Bar Mitzvah

sponsor Kiddush


Father and Son learning will be at 6:00 PM

Shabbos Class of Rabbi Dr. Pinchas Zusis will meet at 7:00 PM

Mincha will be at 8:00 PM

sponsor Seuda Shlishis

Maariv will be at 9:20 PM

Shabbos ends at 9:30 PM

 

Weekly Davening

Shacharis:

Sunday - 8:15 AM

Monday - Friday - 7:00 AM

Mincha/Maariv:

Sunday - Thursday - 8:15 PM

 

Birthdays
Galina Shir
June 15
Alyssa Volkov
June 17
Taya Grilli
June 19
Igor Donskoy
June 20
Rachel Grilli
June 20
Grisha Titievsky
June 20
Brocha Gendelman
June 21
Yona Daniel Goizman
June 21
Sofia Muchnik
June 21
Anniversaries
Maks and Sarah Shilkrot
June 15
Yahrzeit
Michail Raynes
Isaak ben Mordechai
June 19

 

 

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This week's Torah reading

Shelach

At the insistence of the Beney Yisrael, and with HaShem's permission, Moshe sends twelve scouts, one from each tribe, to investigate Canaan. Anticipating trouble, Moshe changes Hoshea's name to Yehoshua, expressing a prayer that HaShem should not let him fail in his mission. They return 40 days later, carrying unusually large fruit. When ten of the twelve scouts state that the people in Canaan are as formidable as the fruit, the men are discouraged. Kalev and Yehoshua, the only two scouts still in favor of the invasion, try to bolster the spirit of the people. The nation, however, decides that the Land is not worth the potentially fatal risks, and instead they demand a return to Egypt! HaShem is `angered' by this attitude, but is eventually `placated' by Moshe's fervent prayers. However, He declares that the nation must remain in the desert for 40 years until the men who wept at the false report of the scouts pass away.

A remorseful group, regretting their previous mistake, rashly begins an invasion of the Land based on HaShem's original command. Moshe warns them not to proceed, but they fail to heed this warning, and are massacred. HaShem instructs Moshe concerning the offerings that will be made when the Beney Yisrael will finally enter the Land of Israel. The people are commanded to remove chalah, a donation for the Kohanim, from their dough. The laws for an offering after an inadvertent sin, for an individual person or a group, are explained. However, should someone blaspheme against HaShem and be unrepentant, he will be cut off spiritually from his people. One man is found gathering wood on public property in violation of the laws of Shabat and is put to death. The laws of tsitsit are taught, and twice a day we recite this section of the Parashah because it reminds us of our Exodus.


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