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Shabbos Pinchas – Mevarchim Menachem Av | 23 Tamuz – 1 Av, 5779

Friday, 26 July, 2019 - 12:42 am

Erev Shabbos, Fri July 26th
Shacharis: 7  AM
Mincha/Candles/Maariv  8:33 PM

Shabbos Sat July 27th 
Tehilim for Mevarchim Menachem Av 8 AM
Shacharis: 9:30 AM /Latest Shema 9:28 AM
Mincha 8:33 PM. Pirkei Avos Chapter 1.  Seuda Slishit Lite.
Maariv/Havdalah 9:38 PM

Weekday Services
Sun Shacharis 9 AM
Mon -Thu Shacharis 7 AM 
Fri Shacharis 6:50 AM /ROSH CHODESH MENACHEM AV
Mon-Thu Mincha 8:15 PM /FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY MAARIV

SHABBOS – KIDDUSH 
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Yehoshua and Shoshana Greenblatt, in honor of their daughter, Chana's, Birthday!!!  Cholent sponsors are Rabbi Alter and Debbie Levitin and Eli and Ilana Duban, sponsoring with scotch for Shabbos Mevorchim Menahem Av! Delicious meat cholent is made by Rabbi Mendy Levitin.

PRE-SHABBOS FARBRENGEN 6 PM
In the CSTL Social Hall. In honor of the 23rd of Tamuz, yahrzeit of Rabbi Moshe Cordovero (≈1522 to 1570) founder of the Kabbalist Academy  of Safed and author of Pardes Rimonim, the authoritative systemization of all Kabbalistic thought up to that time. 
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/83771/jewish/Rabbi-Moshe-Cordovero.htm

THE THREE WEEKS 
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/144558/jewish/Tisha-BAv-and-the-3-Weeks.htm

THE NORTH SEATTLE ERUV STATUS: -PENDING
Visit 
www.twitter.com/cstleruv  for current eruv status or to sign up for SMS alerts. North Seattle Eruv status flag on the NE 65th Street side of CSTL: Green flag means the Eruv is up, Red flag the Eruv is down.

SEATTLE JEWISH WOMEN’S CIRCLE SUMMER BACKYARD PARTY – SUN AUG 4th 7:30 PM
For women only. At the home of Leahle Levitin, 4027 NE 60th Street. Featuring Hena Artist Sarah.  Come meet other women of our community! RSVP 
mherbstman@gmail.com

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 7:30 PM
This week G-d willing we will continue learning  the Rebbe’s M'ammar Tziyon BeMishpat Tipadeh  (1976/5736). The M'ammar discusses how the  spiritual condition of “Galus” Exile,- defined by Choosing your day to day mood based on Material Not  Spiritual achievements and setback,- can only be redeemed by finding the timelessness of Torah within the time of creation.

CSTL TOT PROGRAM 10:30 am – 12:30 pm /TBD
Info: Liz Roth-Jacobovitz: 
elizabeth.roth08@gmail.com

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

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 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

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

SHIURIM WITH DR TRACHTMAN SUN,MON,TUE, and WED 7-8 PM 
Via teleconference. Info and registration: Joseph N. Trachtman, O.D., Ph.D.  206-412-5985 
tracht@accommotrac.com .

CAMP GAN ISRAEL SEATTLE July  1st – Aug 9th. – REGISTER NOW
Register at 
www.campganisraelseattle.org This summer at Camp Gan Israel Seattle, we will be focusing on discovering the hidden talents within every single camper.. Looking forward to giving your child the best summer experience. With questions, call or text Rabbi Kavka 206-730-2775

KIDDUSH SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 
If you would like to sponsor Kiddush at CSTL, please contact Marion Kitz Gabbai Kiddush, 
miriamkitz@hotmail.com .Please inform Marion by the preceding Sunday evening so that we have time to prepare properly.  Kiddush Lite Sponsor $150 includes meat cholent, Kiddush Sponsor $250 with Pareve Chulent or $350 with meat cholent. Kiddush can be paid for at www.CSTLSeattle.org


COMMUNITY NEWS

Films in Honor of Chiune Sugihara at Broadway Performance Hall Mon July 29th 6:30 PM
The Holocaust Center for Humanity and the Consulate-General of Japan present a screening of the film Sugihara Survivors, panel discussion with film director Junichi Kajioka, followed by screening of the film Persona Non Grata, which tells the story of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who during World War II issued visas enabling thousands of Lithuanian Jews to flee Europe.
www.jewishinseattle.org

Seattle Kollel Women’s Tisha b’Av Program – Sun Aug 4th 7:30 PM
Hear a panel of our local Rebbetzins, Mrs. Shaindel Bresler, Rebbetzin Rooksie David, Mrs. Tahlia Mollot & Rebbetzin Aliza Tanenbaum. Topic: "How can I feel the loss of the Beit Hamikdash?" 
www.seattlekollel.com

EZRA BESSAROTH GALA DINNER W/ MICHAEL MEDVED - SUN SEP 1st  
Plan to join us for an exciting and glamorous evening of celebrating all we love about Ezra Bessaroth. This gala event will feature best-selling author, movie critic, radio host and local celebrity, Michael Medved. 

Eleventh Annual Community StandWithUs Northwest Reception Thu Sept 12th 
At the Hillel at the UW.  Purchase tickets at www.standwithus.com/seattle2019. Questions? Call (206) 801-0902 or email: Northwest@StandWithUs.com

Seattle Jewish Event Calendar 
http://seattlejewishuniverse.org/

AIRPORT , LOCAL TRIPS, AND KOSHER RESTAURANT DELIVERY! – ELI DUBAN, DRIVER
NOW PROVIDING MOVING AND VAN SERVICE (UP TO 12 PEOPLE)
Competitive rates, excellent service.  Contact Eli at 206-771-2670 JRideSeattle@gmail.com


REBBE’S SICHO -  PINCHAS
https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/2317572/jewish/Pinchas.htm ©SichosInEnglish.org

This Torah reading relates that after G‑d told Moses to ascend to Mount Nebo to die, Moses asked G‑d to appoint a leader for the people. Often, emphasis is placed on the fact that in this moment, Moses showed the ultimate self-sacrifice. He did not think of himself at all, but instead, asked G‑d to care for His people. In addition to this general lesson, however, the particular dimensions of Moses’ request are also significant.

Moses addresses G‑d as: “G‑d of the spirits of all flesh.” He appeals to the dimension of G‑dliness that understands and relates to the fleshy aspects of the people. For the leader must motivate the people, not only when they are spiritually inspired — then it’s easy to lead — but as they exist within the context of their day-to-day reality.

The commentaries add a further point: Mentioning “the spirits of all flesh” alludes to the necessity for the leader to relate to the spirit of every one of the people. There are often leaders who appeal to a given strata of society and that strata alone. A true Jewish leader finds a way to get through to every member of the people.

Moses states that the leader must “go out before them and come in before them” — i.e., not closet himself in an ivory tower and give directives, but meet the people on their own playing field. And he must be the first to do so. Whether it be in confronting the challenges of war or wrestling with internal matters that challenge the people, the leader must be on the front lines, seeing and dealing with the issues.

And Moses concludes by asking: “May the assembly of G‑d not be like sheep without a shepherd.” This is a prayer for the people themselves, i.e., not only that G‑d appoint a leader for them, but that He give the people the awareness to accept the leader that He appoints.

Looking to the Horizon

Our Rabbis identify Pinchas with the prophet Elijah, the messenger of the Redemption. When the prophet Malachi describes Elijah’s return to announce the coming of the Redemption, he states that Elijah will “turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers.” Similarly, when the Rambam describes Elijah’s mission, he states that “he will come solely to establish peace.” For one of the fundamental breakthroughs of the era of Mashiach is that it will be an era of peace. Indeed, competition and greed, the inner motivators for strife and friction will cease. Looking back, people will be amazed that in the history of mankind, there was once a time when there were wars, theft, and interpersonal discord. For such matters will be utterly unthinkable in that future era.

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