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Shabbos Toldos | 1 -8 Kislev, 5779

Friday, 9 November, 2018 - 3:07 am

EREV SHABBOS  NOV 9th   
Shacharis 7 AM
Candles/Mincha/Maariv 4:21 PM

SHABBOS - SAT NOV 10th  
Shacharis: 9 AM /Sof Zman Krias Shema 9:29 AM/
Shabbos Mincha 4:21 PM /Seuda Slishit  
Maariv/Havdalah 5:21 PM

WEEKDAY SERVICES
Sun Shacharis 9 AM
Mon– Fri Shacharis 7 AM 
Sun -Thu Mincha 4:20 PM, followed immediately by Maariv

FARBRENGEN ALERT–- FRIDAY 3 PM
Erev-Shabbos Farbrengen in the CSTL Social Hall, in honor of the Chodesh Kislev

SHABBOS KIDDUSH AND SEUDA SLISHIT.  
Kiddush Lite.  Rabbi Alter and Debbie Levitin are sponsoring cholent this week in honor of the Uncle Moshe and Aunt Ruti Weiss.  Cholent will be made by Rabbi Mendy Levitin.  Seuda Slishit Lite.

THE NORTH SEATTLE ERUV STATUS: -PENDING
For current status of the North Seattle Eruv, please check the flag on the NE 65th Street side of CSTL, (green flag means the Eruv is up, red flag the Eruv is down), CSTL eNews, or the Vaad eNews. Visit our web site 
www.twitter.com/cstleruv for current status.

LADIES TEHILIM – SUN 10 am
Come say Tehilim

Avos U'Banim KickOff this Motzei Shabbos 6:30 PM at CSTL
Thank you  to our generous sponsors Chani & Shuky Meyer. Featuring Rebbe Videos, Torah, Raffle, Prizes, Food.  
RabbiHerbstman@gmail.com

SUNDAY SCHOOL IN NORTH SEATTLE 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Chabad of NW Seattle is excited to announce that we will be offering a Local Hebrew School on Sundays for the upcoming school year. Give your child an opportunity to explore Judaism where it's meaningful, educational, fun and innovative!
www.Seattlehebrewschool.com  . yonilevitin@gmail.com

Sunday Talmud Class with Rabbi Levitin –
Following 9 am 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, chanielevitin@gmail.com

Rebbi’s Sicho with Rabbi Mendy – SHABBOS 4:20 PM 
Words of Torah inspiration from the Rebbe. For Men and Women. In honor  of Chaya Sarah Malka bas Bracha  and Elanah Rivka bas Sarah for a full רפואה  שלימה  

WOMEN’S LEARNING AT CSTL WED 8:00 PM
Contact Shprintze Kavka to arrange to learn what you want to learn.  206-730-2764

TORAH OHR WITH RABBI MENDY – 8:15 AM SHABBOS MORNING
All are welcome to this inspiring class the classes  are in honor  of Chaya Sarah Malka bas Bracha  and Elanah Rivka bas Sarah for a full רפואה  שלימה  Thank you Aryeh and Raizy Schottenstein  for sponsoring cake for the Shabbos Morning class

Talmud Class - Mesechet Rosh Hashanah with Rabbi Mendy 
Please contact Shuky Meyer at +1-347-761-2134 to be added to the whatsapp group, for updated time and location 

CSTL TOT PROGRAM 10:30 am - Noon
This program is now volunteer-led. If you are interested in volunteering from time to time, please email 
elizabeth.roth08@gmail.com

CSTL JUNIOR CONGREGATION  10:30 am – Noon 
RabbiHerbstman@gmail.com

RABBI EMLEN’S MONDAY NIGHT SICHOS CLASS FOR WOMEN–8 PM 
All levels of knowledge are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. At the Kavka’s 4002 NE 72nd  Street . For a Refuah Shlaimah for  חיה שרה מלכה בת ברכה לאה חוה     

KIDDUSH SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
If you would like to sponsor Kiddush at CSTL, please contact Marion Kitz Gabbai Kiddush, 
miriamkitz@hotmail.com . Contact Marion to sponsor a Kiddush for a BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY or YAHRZEIT. Please inform Marion by the preceding Sunday evening so that we have time to prepare properly.  Prices: Sponsor $350, co-Sponsor $175, Contributor: $50-$149.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Torah,Tea and Cookies with Rabbi Rosenfeld – THU 9 PM
5240 38th Ave NE 

Avos U’Banim at the Seattle Kollel Every Saturday Night 6:30-7:30 PM
www.seattlekollel.org

Sunday Morning Women's Shiur Beginning Nov 18th 10:20 AM
Topic: "Tomer Devorah: Emulating the Attributes of Hashem". A three part series given by Rabbi Yaakov Tanenbaum, BCMH Beis Midrash

Seattle Kollel Mishna Yomit Seder Nezikin & Tractate Bava Kama Beginning MON NOV 12th
More info: 
rabbiavrohomdavid@gmail.com  or (206) 369-1215

WEEKLY ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN – “GROW”
The Grow curriculum was created by Chabad International and has been thoughtfully designed by top experts in the fields of education and parenting, to empower kids with the skills and strengths to be leaders and to make a positive impact on the world around them. We will be offering the seven-week program three times during the school year. To learn more about how your child can join, contact Mrs. Shimona Davidoff at (206) 941-7037.

Bas Mitzvah Class for Girls Ages 10 & 11 Begins NOV 11th 10:15 AM
Given by Aliza Tanenbaum, BCMH Yavneh Youth Building. Contact Aliza Tanenbaum if you are interested.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State MON NOV 12th 7:15 PM
JGSWS presents Molly Bullard, Speaker & Owner o Seattle Photo Organizing at LDS Factoria Bldg. Topic: "Preserving Memories: How to Organize & Turn Your Family Memorabilia into a Personal Archival Project". More info: 
www.jgsws.org

HADASSAH BRUNCH - SUN NOV 18th  
At Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Honorees Lisa and Norman Behar. Va'ad supervised. More information at 
www.SeattleHadassah.org 
Mental Health First Aid: NOV 28th  , 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Free, eight-hour course by Jewish Family Service prepares you to interact with an adult in crisis and connect them with help. At JFS, 1601 16th Ave., Seattle.

SEATTLE HEBREW ACADEMY 70th ANNIVERSARY GALA SUN DEC 16th5PM
www.SeattleHebrewAcademy.org

SEATTLE JEWISH FEDERATION CONNECTIONS 2019 SUN JAN 27th 
With Sharon Tal of Maskit Fashion at the Westin Hotel, Sea., Co-Chairs: Adina Almo & Lea Lipman. More info: 
www.jewishinseattle.org


REBBE’S SICHO FOR TOLDOS
https://www.sie.org/ © SichosInEnglish.org

This week’s Torah reading begins: “These are the offspring of Isaac,” referring to Jacob and Esau.  Isaac was a completely righteous man. Early in his life, he was prepared to be offered as a sacrifice to G‑d on Mt. Moriah and even afterwards, when a ram was offered in his place, he was still considered holy, like a sacrifice. For that reason, unlike the other Patriarchs, G‑d did not let him leave Israel. He was holy and had to live in a holy land.

One of his sons, Jacob, emulated his holi-ness. He was “a dweller of tents,” choosing to frequent the prominent houses of study of the age. But his other son, Esau, was a hunter, a man of violence and passion. And yet Isaac loved Esau.

Digging  Below the Surface

Some say Esau was able to deceive him. In Isaac’s presence, he appeared holy and then afterwards, he did what he wanted. But that makes our Patriarch look some-what shallow. Moreover, it runs contrary to one of the basic themes of Isaac’s life work. Isaac was a digger of wells. What’s the secret of a well-digger? Not to accept what you see on the surface, but to dig deep down, to keep clearing away the dirt until he finds the water of life.

Isaac did that not only with wells, but with every experience in his life. He would probe to the depths and appreciate the in-ner core. Now if he did that with every-thing, wouldn’t he do that with his own son?  So if Esau wasn’t fooling him, why did he love him?

Why Yitzchak Wanted to Bless Esau

For precisely that reason. When digging deeply, it depends how deep you dig. If you dig past the surface, you will be able to see a person’s passions and drives — not all of that is pleasant. But if you really love a person, you won’t stop there. You’ll dig deeper until you find the essential core of G‑dliness that person has. For every person’s soul is an actual part of G‑d. In some, it shines openly. In others, it’s hid-den and in certain people, it’s very hidden. Since Isaac loved Esau, he didn’t look at his less favorable dimensions; he focused on the good that was deep inside of him.

That also enables us to understand why he wanted to give the blessings to him. Isaac was constantly struggling to motivate Esau to live up to his spiritual potential. He felt that by pouring so much positive energy into him, he could arouse the good inside and enable it to dominate his personality.

In fact, however, the blessings were given to Jacob. For the work of revealing the good in Esau could not be accomplished in a brief period of time. That indeed is the purpose of our efforts throughout the spir-itual history of the world, including this final exile, referred to as the “the exile of Edom,” another name of Esau. We are striving to reveal this spiritual energy, the “sparks” invested in worldly experience which is associated with Esau.

Tasting Mashiach - Seeing the Good

The final consummation of these efforts will come in the Era of the Redemption.  The powerful spiritual energies which Esau possesses will surface and be given appropriate expression.  At present, alt-hough we are aware how our Divine ser-vice refines the material realm, the fruits of those efforts are not visibly evident. In the Future, “the glory of G‑d will be revealed and all flesh will see”; the positive effects of the thousands of years of effort mankind has dedicated to the refinement of material existence will be apparent. 

Although it is in the Future when this Di-vine service will reach complete expres-sion, we have the potential to experience a foretaste of that Future era at present: to look at every entity as it exists above the fluctuations of time, in its true and perfect state. This perception serves as a guiding light, inspiring and directing us in our task of refinement and hastening the coming of the age when this spiritual reality will be fully manifest in our material world with the coming of Mashiach.

Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Adapted from Keeping in Touch, Vol. 3, Eli Tougher

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