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Kedoshim | 5-12 Iyar, 5779

Friday, 10 May, 2019 - 12:03 pm

Erev Shabbos, Fri May 10th 
Shacharis: 7  AM
Mincha/Candles  8:16 PM 
Maariv 9:10 PM /COUNT OMER #21/

Shabbos, Sat May 11th 
Shacharis: 9:30 AM
Mincha 8:16 PM
Maariv/Havdalah 9:21 /COUNT OMER #22/

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Mincha 8:30 pm
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PRE-SHABBOS FARBRENGEN 6 PM
In the CSTL Social Hall. In honor of the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Levi ben Gershom (Ralbag, aka Gersonides), author of a popular commentary on the Torah, 6 Iyar, 1344 
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KIDDUSH SPONSORS
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LIKUTEI TORAH/TORAH OHR WITH RABBI MENDY – 8:45 AM SHABBOS MORNING
All are welcome to this inspiring class.

RABBI MENDY’S SICHO CLASS – SHABBOS AFTERNOON 7:15 PM
One hour before Shabbos mincha.

JEWISH WOMEN’S CIRCLE EXCLUSIVE SCREENING – SUN MAY 19th 7 PM
At CSTL.  Featuring Wine & Chocolate, and a private screening of “93Queen”. 
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CSTL TOT PROGRAM 10:30 am – 12:30 pm /TBD
Info: Liz Roth-Jacobovitz: elizabeth.roth08@gmail.com

CSTL JUNIOR CONGREGATION  10 am – Noon /TBD
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WOMEN’S SUNDAY TEHILLIM AT CSTL – 10 AM 
In the library.  Come say a prayer for those in need. 

Weekly Talmud Class with Rabbi Levitin –Sundays following 9am Shacharis
Gemora Baba Basra with Rabbi Levitin after 9 am Shacharis

Weekly History Class for Women with Chanie Levitin Tue 7:30 pm
At Rebbetzin Levitin’s home, 6519 49th Ave NE.  For more info, 
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CAMP GAN ISRAEL SEATTLE July  1st – Aug 9th. – REGISTER NOW
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COMMUNITY NEWS

"Pray Like You Mean It"  Mon May 13th  & Mon May 20th 8 PM 
Class by Rabbi Rafi Mollot for Men & Women at the Seattle Kollel

Second Annual "One People, One Heart" Community Event, JUN 24th 
Keynote speaker will be former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau. More info:
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Brothers For Life Community Shabbat Dinner, MAY 17th 7 pm at SBH.
Honoring our injured Israeli Soldiers. Co-sponsored by BCMH, Ezra Bessaroth, Ohr Chadash, IAC Seattle, and Sephardic Bikur Cholim 
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Camp Yavneh 2019 
Registration now open for Camp Yavneh. Staff applications now available at 
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SEATTLE SEPHARDIC LEGACIES – SUN JUNE 2 AT 2PM AT THE UW HUB
Trace the journey of Seattle’s Sephardic Jews from the Ottoman Empire to the Pacific Northwest through the letters, documents, books, and material artifacts transported from the Mediterranean world to the Puget Sound. Get a glimpse of the diverse and rich libraries of Ladino literature that they established right here in Seattle to transmit Ladino culture to future generations. Presented by UW Sephardic Studies. For more information contact Ty Alhadeff, at tda2@uw.edu. Sunday, June 2nd from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the HUB 160: Lyceum, 4001 E Stevens Way NE  Seattle, WA 98195

Sephardic Lecture Series 
At Sephardic Bikur Holim. 
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AJC EXPERT ON ANTISEMITISM MAY 16th at 7:30 PM
AJC Assistant Director of International Relations Holly Huffnagle who will speak on 'The Viability of Europe’s Jewish Communities in the Face of Rising Antisemitism”. At Ezra Bessaroth. Open to the entire community. No charge for admission, but reservations are required 
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StandWithUs Northwest SUN MAY 19th 6 PM
"Leaders of Tomorrow" Gala Dinner Downtown Seattle, 6 pm Cocktail Reception / 7 pm Dinner & Program. Keynote speaker, Colonel Richard Kemp. 
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Mercaz Shavuaton JUNE 7th – 10th 
At Camp Salomon Schechter.  
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REBBE’S SICHO -  KEDOSHIM
https://www.sie.org/templates/sie/article_cdo/aid/2470436/jewish/Kedoshim.htm ©SichosInEnglish.org

The Torah teaches: “Do not hate your brother in your heart; reprove your fellow man.... Do not take revenge and do not bear a grudge.... Love your fellowman as yourself.”

Clearly, “Love your fellowman as yourself” is not commanded in the idyllic expectation that no negative feelings will ever arise between one person and another, but in a setting where there is a possibility for hatred and bearing a grudge and yet one doesn’t.

What will prevent such negative feelings from arising? Firstly, the fundamental spiritual unity that ties all men together. One can “love his fellowman as himself,” because essentially, there is no difference between them. We all share the same spiritual essence.

But the passage does not merely rely on lofty spiritual principles. It also suggests an approach that will actually prevent those feelings from affecting our conduct, namely: “Do not hate your brother in your heart; reprove your fellow man.” Negative feelings that are kept in a person’s heart will inevitably breed further negativity. If a person is not at peace with another person in his heart, there is no way that he or she can show genuine love or care for them. Seemingly, any kindness that will be shown will be a sham, an external act without any genuine feeling. Our Sages were extremely critical of people who “say one thing with their mouths and feel another in their hearts,” for integrity lies at the core of all fruitful communication between people.

On the other hand, confronting negativity with negativity is also not desirable. There is no way to fight dirty people without getting soiled somewhat oneself. Moreover, the Torah’s ways are “pleasant ways and all its path are peace.” That’s the way we want our lives to be.

And yet to ignore negativity is also hard. Because it continues to come up and interfere with the positive things that we want do.

Therefore the Torah teaches: “Don’t hold hatred in your heart,” confront the person who disturbed you. Tell him what your feelings are, seek an explanation and work things out. Don’t ignore the provocation and let the ill feelings simmer, but also, don’t respond with rage.

Patiently, talk to the other person. See his or her perspective. Talking straightforwardly to each other will enable the differences to be straightened out and make it possible for the inner love that Jews share to surface.

Looking to the Horizon

What enables people with different perspectives to come together? The realization of truth and purpose that surpasses their own identity. When a person’s selfhood is dwarfed by his realization of a greater goal, he is able to come together with another person even though that person sees the world differently. And as the two work together, they will see that their differences complement and enhance each other, rather than conflict with their self-expression.

Mashiach’s coming will introduce an era when “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of G‑d.” Everyone will be humbled as they reach these levels of awareness. In that state, they will be able to extend themselves to others and join together in unity.

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