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Edmond J. Safra Synagogue & Joseph S. Jemal Synagogue

Shabuot  

 
 
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Today, on the Eve of the New Month of Sivan,

Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan (Monday, May 14th) is the opportune time to say the Tefillat Ha'Shelah, a special prayer for all children.

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Shabuot schedule 2018

Shabbat Bamidbar

Friday May 18

 

Shir Hashirim & Minha Safra Syn ……..6:30 pm &7:30 pm

Candle Lighting ………………………..………... 7:49 pm

Shabbat May 19 Ereb Shabuot

Shahrit J.S. Jemal Syn …….……………..7:00 am

Shahrit E.J. Safra Syn …………………… 8:30 am

Youth minyan(Safra LL)……………………9:15 am

Minha Gedola…………………………………2:00 pm

Rabbi’s Class……………………………….....6:20 pm

Minha followed by Seuda Shelisheet…….…....7:20 pm

Arbit………………………………..………8:30 pm

Holiday begins Candle lighting………….8:50 pm

First Reading (Jemal Syn) ……10:00 pm – 12:00 am

All night reading (Jemal Syn) . 11:00 pm – 4:30 am

Sunday May 20 First Day Shabuot

Shahrit

  1. sunrise minyan (Jemal Syn)…… 4:30 am
  2. first minyan (Jemal Syn)…….…7:00 am
  3. main minyan (Safra Syn)………..8:30 am

Rabbi’s Class – Sefer Hamisvot - Rambam(Safra Syn)……. 5:30 pm

Minha followed by Megilat Ruth (part 1)…………. 6:30 pm

Arbit…………………………………….. 7:05 pm

Light candles from existing flame:

Before Kiddush OR after ……………..8:51 pm

Monday May 21 Second Day Shabuot

Shahrit

  1. first minyan (Jemal Syn)…….…7:00 am
  2. main minyan (Safra Syn)………..8:30 am
  3. youth minyan (Safra LL)…………9:15 am

Rabbi’s ClassMegilat Ruth…………….. 6:40 pm

Minha followed by Megilat Ruth (part 2)…………. 7:40 pm

Arbit…………………………………. 8:30 pm

Holiday ends………………………… 8:51 pm

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Take a Breather

A 78 year old man collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. He was given oxygen to sustain him for two hours. After some time, he was getting better so the doctor removed the oxygen and handed him a bill of $500. When he saw the bill he began to cry. The doctor told him not to cry because of the bill and that he can pay in installments. The man replied, I am not crying because of the bill, I can pay it all in cash. I’m crying because for just two hours of using the oxygen I am to pay $500. But I have been breathing G-d’s free air day and night, for 78 years now. If I’m to pay do you know how much I owe?

Megillat Ruth

What is the relation of Ruth to Shabuot that we read Megillat Ruth on this holiday?

1.The timing of the events of Megillat Ruth occurred "at the beginning of the barley harvest" and this period is also the time of Shabuot.

2.Megillat Ruth is a reminder of the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, when the people of Israel received a total of 613 misvot - 606 misvot in addition to the seven previous Noahide laws. The numerical value of the Hebrew letters which comprise the word Ruth is 606.

3.Megillat Ruth was written by the prophet Shemuel to indicate the genealogy of King David from Ruth the Moabite. The end of the Megillah recounts David's ancestry, and David was born on Shabuot and died on Shabuot.

4.The story of Ruth is read at the time of the giving of the Torah so that we might know that the Written Torah and the Oral Torah are together one Torah, and one is not possible without the other. David, the anointed of G-d, was descended from a Moabite woman. His legitimacy depended on the Oral Torah which declared that only a Moabite man was prohibited from entering the fold of Israel, but not a Moabite woman. On the foundations of the House of David, the whole people of Israel is supported. All this could only come about through the authority of the Oral Torah. (The Book of Our Heritage)

 

Every year on the Holiday of Shabuot we gather together in the Synagogue for a special night time reading, praising and glorifying Hashem and His most precious gift to us, the bond of our relationship as a nation- His Holy Torah! We devote the night to singing His praises and delving into the study of different aspects of Torah, in different classes that are offered in our magnificent Synagogue!

Join us, for all or part of this Holy Tradition. Refreshments served throughout the night, followed by Shahrit at sunrise, just like at Har Sinai! We look forward to seeing you - make your connection!

Wishing all happy & joyous Holiday!

Rabbi Isaac Farhi

Thu, May 24 2018 10 Sivan 5778