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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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Buffalo Grove

Dual Curriculum Excellence: The Best of Jewish Education and General Academics. The Jewish community of Buffalo Grove and the northwest Chicagoland suburbs have welcomed an exciting new school to the neighborhood: Torah Academy of Buffalo Grove. Torah Academy provides a comprehensive Judaic and general studies education for Jewish children of all backgrounds.

A strong emphasis on excellence in academics, combined with a meaningful Jewish program of values and traditions, will empower each child to grow and achieve his or her maximum potential. Our warm, caring and professional teachers will build each child's confidence and self-esteem, cultivate the unique personality and talents of the individual and promote appropriate character development to foster lifelong learning and accomplishment.

Torah Academy includes a young learning program for two year olds, an early childhood program for ages 3 and 4, a kindergarten for five year olds and first through fifth grades.

Please contact us if you are interested, either by visiting our website: http://www.torahacademybg.com , by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling the school office at 224-353-7791.