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Shabbos Shlach – Mevarchim Tamuz | 25 Sivan – 2 Tamuz, 5779

Friday, 28 June, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Erev Shabbos, Fri June 27th
Shacharis: 7  AM
Mincha/Candles/Maariv  8:52 PM

Shabbos Sat June 28th 
Tehilim for Mevarchim Tamuz 8 AM
Shacharis: 9:30 AM 
Mincha 8:52 PM. Pirkei Avos Chapter 3.  Seuda Slishit Lite.
Maariv/Havdalah 10:02 PM

Weekday Services
Sun Shacharis 9 AM
Mon,Tue,Fri Shacharis 7 AM 
Wed, Thu 6:50 AM /ROSH CHODESH TAMUZ
Sun-Thu Mincha 8:15 pm /FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY MAARIV

PRE-SHABBOS FARBRENGEN 6 PM
In the CSTL Social Hall. In honor of the yahrzeit on 23rd  Sivan of R. Yaakov Pollack , Rabbi first in Prague and then in Cracow. In Cracow he established a large yeshiva that attracted thousands of students. R. Yaakov devised a new method of Talmudic study known as pilpul, with the goal of stimulating the intellectual abilities of his students. Although many scholars of subsequent generations opposed this method, R. Yaakov succeeded in bringing about a renewal of Talmudic study in Poland, which became a major Torah center for the next four centuries.  
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SHABBOS – KIDDUSH 
Farewell Gala Kiddush in honor of the Tennenhaus Family.  The co-sponsors are: Rabbi SB and Chani Levitin, Shimon & Tova Cox; Velvel & Mushka Rosler; Adam & Jenny Minkus;  Yossi & Rachel Greenberg; Dr. Vernon & Liz Neppe;  Andre & Liz Roth-Jacobovitz;  Rabbi Avremi & Chavi Gitler; Andy & Nina Krasnow; Rabbi Safo & Frumi Marasow; Paul & Tamar Azous; Shuki & Chani Meyer; Rabbi Avi & Marave Herbstman; Ben & Myriam Caro and Moishe & Karen Yalovsky.   Delicious meat cholent is made by Rabbi Mendy Levitin. 

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.

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 7:50 PM
One hour before Shabbos mincha.

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 - Mesechet SANHEDRIN 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 .
SUN: Chayenu. Chassidic Discourse from one of the Rebbeim, Letters from the Rebbe, and a  Chassidic story. 
MON: Sichos in English. English translation of the Rebbe's Sichos by the weekly Parshah.
TUE:  Ein Yaakov in English: A Basic Course. For both its stories and gentle introduction to the Gemara, Ein Yaakov is unique. It has been studied traditionally for centuries. With recent English translations of Ein Yaakov and the Gemara, the secrets of the Torah are now available to everyone.
WED: Navi (Prophets) with English translation and commentary.

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 /NEW PRICES
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 $350with meat cholent. Kiddush can be paid for at www.CSTLSeattle.org


COMMUNITY NEWS

Shalom Baby Baskets
Available for every Jewish baby in the Seattle area, sponsored by Jewish Community Center. 
https://sjcc.org/events-classes/families/shalom-baby/  To register, call Talya Kurland, 206-388-0828. The Shalom Baby basket is suitable for children ages birth through age 2.

Camp Yavneh 2019 
Registration now open for Camp Yavneh. Staff applications now available at 
www.campyavnehseattle.com    

RHODES/KOS MEMORIAL – 7 PM TUE JUL. 23rd 
Please join us for a special evening "Honoring the Legacy of Survivors in our Community"The program includes a screening of the film "Sephardic Memories of the Holocaust", a panel discussion featuring local descendants of survivors, a Hashkava memorial service and Sephardic dessert reception. To RSVP call 206-722-5500 or email 
office@ezrabessaroth.net 

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. 

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

Sephardic Lecture Series 
At Sephardic Bikur Holim. 
www.SBHSeattle.org (206) 723-3028

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 -  SHLACH
https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/2317561/jewish/Shelach.htm ©SichosInEnglish.org

This Torah reading focuses on the spies sent out to gather information about Eretz Yisrael. They came back, telling the people how terrifying the nations dwelling there were and how difficult, virtually impossible, it would be for the Jews to conquer the land of Israel. The people lost heart and wanted to turn back to Egypt. When G‑d saw this, He told Moses that the people were unfit for this mission of entering the land. They would wander in the desert for an additional 40 years and it would not be until the next generation that the people would enter Eretz Yisrael.

There is one telling line in the report the spies brought back. They told the people: “We saw the giants, the sons of the titan.... We were like grasshoppers in our eyes and so we were in theirs.”

Because they cowered in fear, their fear became a self-fulfilling prophecy. They lost their self-respect and, consequently, others had no respect for them.

Ultimately, the image a person projects outward is a reflection of the way he or she looks at himself. When the spies saw themselves as powerless, they became so and the Canaanites perceived them in that manner.

But what should they have done? They saw giants!

A positive self-image has to be genuine. The intent is not to fool others and even yourself with false bravado. Since the Canaanites were giants, how could the Jews have the self-confidence to think that they could defeat them?

Because they should have realized that inside, they were also giants. Indeed, they possessed far greater power than the Canaanites. The power the Canaanites possessed was merely physical. Now when two strong people are pitted against each other in battle, they both lose. One may emerge the victor, but he will also suffer losses. And the outcome is unpredictable. For when two people grapple with each other, it is impossible to know who is going to emerge victorious.

The Jews, by contrast, possessed far greater resources of strength. Their power was not physical, it was spiritual. They were not going to war because of their own strength. On the contrary, they were obviously a weaker nation physically. They were able to conquer Eretz Yisrael for one reason alone: because G‑d would assist them. And since G‑d was going to help them, it did not matter how powerful their foes were.

They had a tremendous potential to develop a positive self-image, because the truth of their being was an inner G‑dly spark, the soul that we all possess, and moreover, they had received G‑d’s assurance. The only challenge was that of properly focusing their attention. Instead of viewing the world through the myopic lens of humanity, they were invited — and expected — to see things from G‑d’s perspective.

That invitation is available to each one of us. We all confront the challenge of entering Eretz Yisrael: i.e., entering a world that is daunting and trying. We must realize that we have the inner strength to prevail, because we stand for more than ourselves. We are given a mission to make this world a dwelling for G‑d and there is nothing that can stand in the way of the fulfillment of that mission. With this in mind, we can proceed with true strength and confidence.

Looking to the Horizon

The Torah reading concludes with the mitzvah of tzitzis, the tassels worn on the four corners of our garments. Although the physical commandments are fulfilled only in our material world, our Sages also speak of how G‑d Himself, so to speak, fulfills His own commandments, as hinted at in the verse, “He tells His words to Yaakov, His statutes and His ordinances to Yisrael.” In the words of the Midrash: “A man of flesh habitually tells others to perform actions, though he himself does not perform them. Not so with the Holy One, blessed be He: the acts that He Himself performs, He commands the Jewish people to perform and to observe.”

Through our fulfillment of the mitzvah of tzitzis, whose four corners we gather together every morning, we hasten the fulfillment of this mitzvah by G‑d Himself — the ingathering of the Jewish people from the four corners of the earth.

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