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Shabbos Information

This week`s Torah chapter is Eikev

This Friday, August 23 Mincha will be at 7:00 PM

Candle lighting will be at 7:19 PM

Kidush is sponsored by Lena and Misha Goizman on occasion of Eitan`s Bar Mitzvah!!

Note: kiddush this week will take place at 2855 W. Touhy (corner of Touhy and Francisco).

Mincha on Shabbos, August 24 will be at 7:10 PM

Maariv will be at 8:28 PM

Shabbos ends at 8:38 PM

Weekly Torah

If the Beney Yisrael are careful to observe even those `minor` mitsvot that are usually `trampled` underfoot, Moshe promises them that they will be the most blessed of the nations of the Earth. Moshe tells Beney Yisrael that they will conquer Erets Kena’an little by little, so that the land will not be overrun by wild animals in the hiatus before the Beney Yisrael are able to organize and settle the whole land. After again warning the Beney Yisrael to burn all carved idols of Canaanite gods, Moshe stresses that The Torah is indivisible and not open to partial observance. Moshe describes the Land of Israel as a land of wheat, barley, grapes, figs and pomegranates, a land of oil-yielding olives and date-honey. Moshe cautions the Beney Yisrael not to become haughty and think that what they will have in Erets Yisrael is a result of their own powers or vigour; rather they must always remember that it was HaShem who gave them wealth and success. Nor did HaShem drive out the Canaanites because of the righteousness of the Beney Yisrael, but rather because of the sins of the Canaanites; for the road from Sinay has been a catalogue of large and small sins and rebellions against HaShem and Moshe. Moshe details the events after HaShem spoke the Ten Commandments at Sinay, culminating in his bringing down the second set of Tablets on Yom Kipur. Aharon`s passing is recorded together with the elevation of the Levites to minister to HaShem. Moshe points out that the 70 souls that went down into Egypt have now become like the stars of the heaven for abundance. After specifying the great virtues of the Land of Israel, Moshe speaks the second paragraph of the Shema, which conceptualizes reward for keeping the mitsvot and penalty for not keeping them.

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Birthdays
Sarah Michelle Tokarskiy
August 25
Rina Zahava Turetsky
August 25
Yosef Kilshteyn
August 25
Yitsi Kilshteyn
August 25
Dovid Freydin
August 26
Anniversaries
Mordechai and Olga Kilshteyn
August 22
Gershon and Natasha Vladimirskiy
August 26
Dan and Anya Alkhovsky
August 26
Shabbos Halacha

Shabbat Ends at Dark

You may not end Shabbat before dark (appearance of three medium-size stars--tzeit ha`kochavim).

When Is Dark

Shabbat (and Jewish festivals) ends at “dark”: when three medium-sized stars are visible overhead.

NOTE To find medium-sized stars, look for stars to appear in the west—those will be large stars. When large stars appear in the west, medium-sized stars should be visible overhead.

If you are in a place where the sun sets but the sky will not get dark any time that evening, ask a rabbi what to do.

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NCSY is a multi-faceted Jewish Youth group which is open to all Jewish youth regardless of background and affiliation. Offering social and educational programming in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and Canada, NCSY is a leader in bringing unaffiliated youth an awareness of what Judaism is all about. For Jewish teenagers, NCSY is a relaxed, fun environment to learn about their own heritage.

NCSY’s programming really begins on the chapter level. Midwest NCSY includes thirteen chapters in seven US states and one Canadian province. Under the leadership of Rabbi Micah Greenland, Regional Director, we have earned an outstanding reputation among NCSY’s regions as a trailblazer in unique and innovative programming that appeals to today’s Jewish teen. If you live in the Midwest, there is probably a chapter near you.

Whether it is a latte and learning, a regional convention weekend, or just a chance to hang out with friends, chances are Midwest NCSY has an event that you are going to LOVE!

If you would like to join Midwest NCSY, please contact us. We will be glad to show you how to become a part of the most exciting Jewish youth organization in the world. In the meantime, surf the Midwest NCSY web site to find out more about all of NCSY’s programs and projects.