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Shabbat This Week
Shabbat Candle Lighting
Friday, November 28 at 4:03 p.m.
Havdalah Candle Lighting
Saturday, November 29 at 5:03 p.m.
Friday, November 28
Shabbat Evening Service at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 29
Tefilla Yoga at 8:30 a.m.
JBC Class at 9:00 a.m.
Parshat Hashavuah at 9:00 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Service at 9:30 a.m.
Torah: Genesis 28:10 - 32:3 (Vayetzei)
Haftarah: Hosea 12:13 - 14:10
Rose Crown Minyan at 9:30 a.m.
Shalom Shabbat at 10:00 a.m.
Family Youth Service at 10:45 a.m.
Shabbatapalooza at 11:00 a.m.
Shabbat Mincha at 1:15 p.m.
Letters in the Face of Slaughter
November 21, 2014
28 Cheshvan 5775
This week the unimaginable became a reality. Men in Morning Prayer, Rabbis who have devoted their lives to Torah, were slaughtered in a synagogue in Jerusalem along with a heroic Druze security guard.
This week we witnessed the face of abject anti-Semitism and moral depravity as people danced in the streets of Gaza praising the "martyrs" while the Jordanian parliament offered a moment of silence and a prayer in their memory.
This week the double speak of the Palestinian leadership expressing sorrow for the loss of life in Israel while praising the terrorists was rewarded when Spain's Parliament voted to recognize Palestine as a State just hours after the pogrom had taken place in the Jerusalem synagogue.
In the face of all of this I have a better appreciation of the words of Isaiah: A Voice Say Cry Out and I Say What Shall I Cry? (Isaiah 40:6) In the hours leading to Shabbat where do we find the light in the darkness, the words to lift our spirits? I offer you a statement from the widows of the slain Rabbis. They remind us of the power that religion has to bring out the best in humanity, for human beings to actualize the image of God within.
WIDOWS CALL FOR SOLIDARITY, UNITY THIS SHABBAT
Published November 21, 2014
The widows and orphans of the four rabbis who were slain in the Jerusalem synagogue massacre this week issued a letter calling for national solidarity and unity.
With broken hearts, drenched in tears shed over the spilled blood of holy men - the heads of our families.
We call on our brethren wherever they are - let us come together so that we may merit mercy from Heaven, and let's accept upon ourselves to increase love and camaraderie, between each individual and each community.
We ask that every person accept upon himself on this Sabbath Eve (Parshat Toldot, November 21-22, 2014), to set aside the day of Shabbat as a day of unconditional love, a day during which we will refrain from words of disagreement and division, from words of gossip and slander.
May this serve to elevate the souls of our husbands and fathers who were slaughtered while sanctifying God's name. God will look down from the heavens, see our suffering, wipe away our tears and put an end to our tribulations.
May we merit seeing the coming of our Moshiach (Messiah) speedily in our days. Amen.
Signed with a torn heart,
Mrs. Chaya Levin and family
Mrs. Bryna Goldberg and family
Mrs. Yaacova Kupensky and family
Mrs. Bashy Twersky and family
Let all of us have the faith that justice will yet prevail. May we have the courage to follow the call of these sage women and may the memories of Rabbi Moshe Twersky, Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, Rabbi Kalman Zeev Levine and Zidan Nahad Zeif be bound up in the bond of eternal life.
May God yet spread the Divine sukkah of Peace over Jerusalem.
Rabbi Michael S. Siegel
November is Interfaith Family Month!
November is Interfaith Family month around the city of Chicago and many synagogues are planning programming around this theme.
Anshe Emet Synagogue is highlighting some of our interfaith families with "Opening Doors," an exhibit in the Cummings Gallery through Sunday, November 30. Learn how we are opening our doors to this growing portion of the Jewish community!