What’s been going on?
Another week has flown by, the dense heat hanging in the thick air. We are in full swing preparing for an amazing school year ahead, and Hebrew School will return for the first week back on Sunday 6th March. Registration forms for the new school year have been sent out, so please make sure to return them at your earliest convenience, or get in touch, if you wish to register your child for the new school year 2022.
The pool facilities are open for community members to use on certain evenings – see times and days below.
Shabbat Parshat Tetzaveh
“You shall make an altar for burning incense.” (Shemot 30:1)
The Inner Mizbe’ach, the golden altar for incense that stood in the sanctuary of the Mishkan, is described at the conclusion of Parshas Tetzaveh. Its placement here is somewhat peculiar, considering that the construction of the Mishkan as well as the other holy vessels found in the sanctuary are described in the previous Parshah.
Another thing that stands out about this Mizbe’ach is that unlike the altar for animal offerings which stood in the courtyard, the Mizbe’ach for burning incense stood in the Sanctuary, hidden from the public eye. In fact, no one other than the Kohen offering the incense that day could be present in the Sanctuary or near its entrance when the incense was offered. Moreover, according to the Talmud Yerushalmi, even the angels could not be present in the Mishkan at that time!
The offering of incense in the privacy and seclusion of the Sanctuary represents the good deeds we do “out of sight” of others – without publicity and fanfare. By describing the incense altar only after the commands regarding the Mishkan’s structure and contents, and after describing the Kohanim’s uniforms and inauguration, the Torah indicates that the offering of incense on this Mizbe’ach represents the ultimate form of Divine service performed in the Mishkan. The height of Torah and mitzvah observance (and particularly charity) is when one merits that only he and G-d are aware of his great and many achievements.
-An excerpt from a talk by the Rebbe (Likkutei Sichos, vol. 31, pp. 171-172)
To read more about this week’s parsha click here
SHUL THIS SHABBOS
7:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat followed by dinner in honour of Ian Ross’, Daniel Del Monte, and Sarika Hecht’s birthdays. RSVP ONLY
10:00 AM Shacharit followed by lunch. RSVP ONLY
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- Please wear a mask in shul
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Shabbat Times for This Week
Candle Lighting 8:03 PM
Shabbat Ends 9:03 PM
Mazel Tovs & Yartzeits
Happy Birthday to Ian Ross!
Happy birthday to Daniel Del Monte!
Happy birthday to Sarika Hecht!
Sunday: 9:00 AM Shacharit – followed by fresh bagel breakfast
Wishing you a Good Shabbos,
Rabbi Mendel and Esther Hecht