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SHABBOS SHEMOS | 20-27 Teves, 5779

Friday, 28 December, 2018 - 2:36 pm

EREV SHABBOS  DEC 27th 
Shacharis 7 AM
Candles/Mincha/Maariv 4:06 PM

SHABBOS - SAT DEC 28th 
Shacharis: 9 AM /Sof Zman Krias Shema 10:04 AM/
Shabbos Mincha 4:06 PM /Seuda Slishit Lite
Maariv/Havdalah 5:11 PM

WEEKDAY SERVICES
Sun Shacharis 9 AM 
Mon – Fri Shacharis 7 AM
Sun - Thu Mincha 4:10 PM, followed immediately by Maariv

SHABBOS KIDDUSH AND SEUDA SLISHIT.  
Thank you to Avram and Tamar Rosenfeld for sponsoring this week’s kiddush in honor of the birth and bris of their son, their first child.  A delicious meat cholent is made by Rabbi Mendy Levitin. Seuda Slishit Lite.

MAZEL TOV MAZEL TOV!
Mazel Tov to Tamar and Avi Rosenfeld on the birth of their new baby boy on Erev Shabbos Vaheyi.  Bris planned for 8:30 am Friday morning at BCMH.

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.

FARBRENGEN ALERT–- FRIDAY 3 PM
Erev-Shabbos Farbrengen in the CSTL Social Hall.  In honor of 20th Tevet, yahrzeit/maldado of Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, Talmudist, Halachist, physician, philosopher and communal leader, known in the Jewish world by the acronym "Rambam" and to the world at large as "Maimonides", who passed away in Egypt on the 20th of Tevet in 1204 (4965).   
www.chabad.org/calendar

FARBRENGEN ALERT - TUE JAN 1st – CHOF DALED TEVES
The founder of Chabad Chassidism, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), passed away on the eve of the 24th of Tevet, 5573, at approximately 10:30 PM, shortly after reciting the Havdalah prayer marking the end of the Shabbat. The Rebbe was in the village of Peyena, fleeing Napoleon's armies, which had swept through the Rebbe's hometown of Liadi three months earlier in their advance towards Moscow. He was in his 68th year at the time of his passing, and was succeeded by his son, Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch. 
www.chabad.org/calendar  Venue to be announced

LADIES TEHILIM – SUN 10 am
Come say Tehilim

Avos U'Banim this Motzei Shabbos 6:30 PM at CSTL
Thank you  to our generous sponsors. Featuring Rebbe Videos, Torah, Raffle, Prizes, Food.  
RabbiHerbstman@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 3:10 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  

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

Ashreichem Yisrael “Wrapunzel" Ladies Night Out: SUN JAN 6th 7 PM
Cost: $10/person. RSVP to: 
sarahtbrody@gmail.com

Torah,Tea and Cookies with Rabbi Rosenfeld – THU 9 PM
At Mercaz – 6011 37th Ave NE.  

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

FRUTICAS DINNER AT EB - SUN JAN 20th 5:30PM
Exciting annual family Fruticas (Tu b’Shevat) celebration. 
www.ezrabessaroth.net 

SEPHARDIC ADVENTURE CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Registration for Sephardic Adventure Camp is now open. Dates are August 1-18. For more information go to  
www.sephardicadventurecamp.org

Sunday Morning Women's Shiur 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 MON evenings.
More info: 
rabbiavrohomdavid@gmail.com  or (206) 369-1215

LIMMUD SEATTLE – 6:30 PM JAN 19th- to 6:30 PM JAN 20th, 2019.
At Bellevue College.  
www.limmudseattle.org

PROTECTION, PRIVACY, BIG BROTHER AND YOU -  SAT, JAN. 26th 7:30 PM
Can you retain some element of privacy on the web?  How does technology impact the education of our children?  Should artificial intelligence be regulated? You Are invited to a panel discussion with techies: Dov Weiss, Danielle Ellbogen,  Yoni Hirsch, Yehuda Turpie and Moderator, Raf Zimberoff. At Minyan Ohr Chadash 6721 51st Ave S, Seattle

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 SHEMOT
https://www.sie.org/templates/sie/article_cdo/aid/2507865/jewish/20th-of-Teves-Yahrtzeit-of-the-Rambam-5750-1990.htm ©SichosInEnglish

 The 20th1 of Teves2 commemorates the yahrzeit of the Rambam. Thus, it is connected with “all of his deeds, teachings, and service which he accomplished throughout his life... which are revealed and shine in an open manner from above to below, ‘bringing about salvation in the midst of the earth.’ “

Surely, this applies to the Rambam whose text, the Mishneh Torah, is structured “for the small and for the great... in order that, at first, a person will study the Written Law and then, he will study this text and from it, he will know the entire oral law without requiring any other text.”3 This text includes the entire Oral Law, describing the fulfillment of even those mitzvos that are applicable only when the Bais HaMikdash is standing.

In particular, this receives emphasis at present when the custom of studying a portion of the Mishneh Torah each day has spread throughout the international Jewish community. Particularly, this applies for those who follow the desirable practice of studying three chapters a day in order to conclude the study of the Mishneh Torah in a single year. This emphasizes the parallel to the Torah itself which is also completed in a single year. In this manner, each person will have “in his pocket,” the knowledge of practically applicable halachah for every year, he will review the entire Mishneh Torah.

Thus, each year the study is completed and begun anew as we say in the prayer recited after completing a portion of Torah study, “Just as You have assisted me and enabled me to conclude ----, so may You assist me to begin other tractates and texts and conclude them....” Since a Divine blessing is required for this study, it is appropriate to connect it with giving to tzedakah which encourages such blessings.

2. Based on the Rambam’s principle that, “Most of the laws of the Torah are intended to... correct our characters and straighten our deeds,” it is appropriate to derive a lesson of that nature from one of the laws from the portion of the Mishneh Torah associated with the present day.

Today’s portion of study concludes Hilchos Chametz U’Matzah, the laws associated with the celebration of the Pesach festival. The final law in those halachos states: A person who slept in the midst of the meal and then awoke should not begin to eat again. If, however, some members of a company slept in the midst of the meal, they may eat again. If they all fell into a sound slumber and then awoke, they should not eat. If they all [merely] dozed, they may eat.

This refers to our service in the present age, Ikvesa DiMeshicha, the era immediately before Mashiach’s coming. In the time of exile, the state of the Jewish people as a whole is described as sleep. Neverthe­less, there are Tzaddikim who do not sleep, who are always awake.

Our halachah teaches that even when a person does sleep (not merely dozes) in exile, since when he awakes he becomes aware that there are others who have not slept, he can consider himself as part of their group and continue the Seder as if there was no interruption.

The daily portion of study also includes the Rambam’s text of the Haggadah that teaches, “No desert is served after the Pesach.” This implies that after the Pesach, the Messianic redemption, nothing else, no other matter or service will follow. Rather, it will be an eternal redemption which will never be followed by exile.

This is particularly relevant at present when, to quote the Previous Rebbe, all that is necessary is for us to “stand prepared to await Mashiach’s coming.” This is also relevant to the Mishneh Torah which concludes with the description of the Messianic age, when, “the world will be filled with the knowledge of G‑d as the sea covers up the ocean bed.”

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