Friday 28 February 2020

When Life Throws You a Curveball


St Kilda Shule Proudly Presents:
When Life Throws You a Curveball

Hear the inspirational story of Nava Meyers as she travelled her spiritual journey converting to Judaism while facing and overcoming daunting challenges along the way.
Wednesday 4 March at 7:45pm 
St Kilda Shule - 12 Charnwood Grove, St Kilda
RSVP for catreing purposes to office@stkildashule.org or text 0425793161
Light Refreshments Served - See Attached Flier for Details

Hatzolah Purim Cards


This year for Purim, once you have fulfilled the Mitzvah of Mishloach Manot, in lieu of further gifts why not make a donation to Hatzolah and support our vital, life-saving work?
Hatzolah Purim cards are available to give to friends and family.
- Minimum donation of $5.00 per card (envelopes included)
- E-card is available for e-mailing
- Donations to Hatzolah of $2.00 and over are tax-deductible
- A picture of the card is attached to this e-mail
To order cards or for further information, please contact Hatzolah

Cheap HP cartridges


HP 126A INK CARTRIDGES TO CLEAR CHEAPLY at $69 Retails at $106
ONLY A HANDFUL LEFT... CALL JOE 0433 161 549


Send FRESH BAKED Mishloach Manot to Israel and the USA



David Ehrlich
(Toll free from U.S. and Canada) 1-866-721-7292
In Israel  052-263-1808
WhatsApp +972522631808

SHABBOS TZETL: TERUMAH

CANDLE LIGHTING 
6:41pm - early candle lighting
7:44pm - Candle Lighting, Friday.
8:41pm - Havdalah, Saturday.
These times are for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Eruv Status: KOSHER
Shabbat Shalom! 


YESHIVA SHULE TIMES
Please click here to view the Yeshivah Shule Tzetel for Parshas Terumah.

PARSHAH IN A NUTSHELL
The people of Israel are called upon to contribute thirteen materials—gold, silver and copper; blue-, purple- and red-dyed wool; flax, goat hair, animal skins, wood, olive oil, spices and gems—out of which, G‑d says to Moses, "They shall make for Me a Sanctuary, and I shall dwell amidst them."

On the summit of Mount Sinai, Moses is given detailed instructions on how to construct this dwelling for G‑d so that it could be readily dismantled, transported and reassembled as the people journeyed in the desert.

In the Sanctuary's inner chamber, behind an artistically woven curtain, was the ark containing the tablets of testimony engraved with the Ten Commandments; on the ark's cover stood two winged cherubim hammered out of pure gold. In the outer chamber stood the seven-branched menorah, and the table upon which the "showbread" was arranged.

The Sanctuary's three walls were fitted together from 48 upright wooden boards, each of which was overlaid with gold and held up by a pair of silver foundation sockets. The roof was formed of three layers of coverings: (a) tapestries of multicolored wool and linen; (b) a covering made of goat hair; (c) a covering of ram and tachash skins. Across the front of the Sanctuary was an embroidered screen held up by five posts.

Surrounding the Sanctuary and the copper-plated altar which fronted it was an enclosure of linen hangings, supported by 60 wooden posts with silver hooks and trimmings, and reinforced by copper stakes.



HAFTORAH IN A NUTSHELL
This week's haftorah describes the construction of the Holy Temple under the direction of King Solomon, echoing this week's Torah portion which discusses the construction of the Desert Tabernacle.

The haftorah discusses the manpower — both Jewish and non-Jewish — that Solomon recruited for the building of the Holy Temple. Also discussed are the hewing and transportation of the stone, the laying of the foundation, as well as the dimensions of the Holy Temple, its components and materials.

The haftorah ends with G‑d's word to King Solomon: "This house which you are building, if you walk in My statutes, and execute My ordinances, and keep all My commandments to walk in them; then will I establish My word with you, which I spoke to David your father. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake My people, Israel."


SAGES ON THE PARSHAH

Speak to the children of Israel, that they should take to Me a terumah ("uplifting") (Exodus 25:2)

Every created entity has a spark of G‑dliness within it, a pinpoint of divinity that constitutes its "soul," its spiritual function and design. When we utilize something to serve the Creator, we penetrate its shell of mundanity, revealing and realizing its divine essence. Thus we elevate these "sparks," reuniting them with their Source.( The Chassidic Masters)

https://w2.chabad.org/media/pdf/68/pfhc681159.pdf




THIS WEEK IN HISTORY



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    Thursday 27 February 2020

    Beit Rafael volunteer drivers

    Lichtenstein, Checked veggies


    We do a large variety of checked veggies under KA. 
    Checked 500gr iceberg lettuce 
    Cos Lettuce,  Bok Choy.  Spinach leaves 
    White shredded cabbage 
    Red shredded cabbage 
    Mix coleslaw cabbage 

    Freshly done every Thursday 
    Contact Moshe Lichtenstein 
    0412 320 740

    One Man Band

    Banner Paper Products for Purim

    SCHC - Playgroup - Music Time with Zahava!


    South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation -Playgroup - Music Time with Zehava
    Born into a musical family, Zahava has been performing from a young age, delighting audiences at concerts and events in Australia and the USA. With two young children of her own and a Certificate III in early childhood education, Zahava is passionate about sharing her love of music with adults and children of all ages!

    'Music Time with Zahava' is a fun, interactive and educational music session where parents and little ones can sing, dance and play, with songs in hebrew and english, exploring the chagim, Shabbat and a love for life, using instruments, puppets, parachute, bubbles and lots more! 
    Every Friday 11:00am - 12:00pm ages 0-4 , $7 Per Session credit card facility).

    South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, 47 Leopold St. South Caulfield

    Rosh Chodesh Adar Women's Farbrengen


    Women are warmly invited to rejoice and farbreng together at the home of Bracha Tsap, 1/56 Lansdowne Road, St Kilda East, hosted in honour of her birthday. Motzei Shabbos, Saturday night, 5th Adar 5780, 29th February 2020 at 9.45pm. 

    For any enquiries, please phone Zipporah Oliver O.A.M. on 0438 345 770
    Chodeshv Tov!





    Smile on Seniors - Art to Heart is back for 2020!


    Smile on Seniors - Art to Heart is back for 2020!

    Art to Heart is an exciting program where children meet with the seniors from various aged-care facilities, and participate in activities together, such as crafts, music, games, and much more!

    Our next session, which will take place on Sunday afternoon, is open to the entire community with children 5-12 years old, and will take place on Sunday, March 1 from 2:30 – 3:30pm - THIS SUNDAY!

    If you would like to book, or know of anyone who would like to join, please see more information by heading to www.smileonseniors.org.au/intergeneration. There's no fee to book, but due to limited space, bookings are required. Contact Sarah for further information: smileonseniorspc@gmail.com

    Looking forward to seeing you there!


    Purim Bazaar Free Shipping!


    Purim Bazaar Free Shipping!
    From full costumes to accessories and partyware – we have it all. 
    And guess what? 
    ... For a much better price than you'd get it elsewhere (we'll beat any price by 10% - lowest prices are just the beginning). 
    And guess what else? 
    ... It will be delivered to your door for FREE!



     

    Purim delivery driver wanted


    Purim delivery driver wanted
    I am looking for someone to deliver mishloach manot on Purim day.
    Probably 2-2.5 hours of deliveries
    Contact Ronnie on 0435 000 613 for further information

    Spot On Mishloach Manot order form 2020


    Spot On Mishloach Manot order form 2020

    Spot On Café & Function Space
    132 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick, VIC
    (03) 9523 6614
    0401 422 769





    For Lease: 206 Commercial Rd Prahran


    Super deal offer:  
    206 Commercial Rd Prahran 
    FOR LEASE
    Prime commercial shop/office, ideally situated opposite Prahran Market with high exposure to foot traffic and public transport.
    Property includes a private bathroom, one allocated car space on the property with access via Cato Street.  
    For further details and incentive offered please call 95296622




    Beit Aharon Purim Event - Princess Of Persia


    The Long Awaited Beit Aharon Purim Function
    Princess of Persia
    invites you to a 4 course Purim Seudah and talent quest with guest stand-up comic Justine Sless.
    Tuesday 10th March
    at the DC Bricker Function Hall, Princes Park
    6:00pm Megillah reading
    6:45pm Seudah and performances
    Adults $44  Children (5-15) $27.50  and Family $150

    Rental: Hotham St, East St Kilda


    Flat for lease 
    Hotham St, East St Kilda 
    Immaculate Condition 
    Ground Floor 
    2 bedroom + 1 bathroom + 1 secure car space 
    AVAILABLE FROM EARLY MARCH 2 
    Generously sized bedrooms, both with built in mirrored wardrobes 
    Separate Kitchen and Laundry 
    Spacious living and dining area 
    Short walk to Carlisle St, shops, cafes and restaurants 
    Ground floor living Dishwasher and gas appliances 
    Long Term Lease available Close to Jewish schools and Shuls. 
    Please contact: Benyomin Klein- 0433 047 000




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    Send Mishloach Manos to friends and family in Israel


    Send Mishloach Manos to friends and family in Israel
    Contact Hadassa
    📞 Call +972583297980
    📲 Whatsapp +447794981505
    📧 Email wrapped.order@gmail.com 




    HP Ink Cartridges To Clear


    HP 126A INK CARTRIDGES TO CLEAR CHEAPLY at $69 Retails at $106
    ONLY A HANDFUL LEFT... CALL JOE 0433 161 549



    Orthodox Women's Shabbat Mincha


    WOTIV (Women's Orthodox Tefila in Victoria) invites you to an
    ORTHODOX WOMEN'S SHABBAT MINCHA
    This Shabbat, 29th February at 6pm
    Caulfield Shule (upstairs)
    572 Inkerman Street, North Caulfield
    ALL WOMEN WELCOME 

    For Sale: Hyundai iMax Excellent Condition: Only $19,000


    Hyundai iMax Excellent Condition: Only $19,000
    If you're looking for a family car you will love this one! This 2015 Hyundai iMax is all about family and has plenty of space for those longer trips. Features you will love: USB audio input, iPod connectivity, power steering and front cup holders. Bluetooth enabled audio system. Last but not least it has climate control air conditioning, front power windows, rear parking sensors and camera. Amazing Value at $19,000 Inspection a must

    Yad Eliezer, Purim Cards


    Yad Eliezer Purim Cards
    (send less nash, more joy)

    Yad Eliezer is selling Purim Cards again.  
    $5 each or packs of 10.
    Buy them from Golds (Melbourne or Sydney) or phone
    Rose:  0417 034 994
    Kathy:  0408 542 606
    Esther:  9509 0976




    The Bearded Health Coach


    Men's Fitness in St Kilda East
    Are You Looking to Get Fit/Lose Weight?
    Benefits of Personal Training: 
    Increased Energy to Play with Kids/Grandkids, Strength, Muscle Tone, Mobility, Flexibility, Balance, Confidence, Longer Lifespan, Improve Posture, Feel Great, Lose Weight.
    Contact Josh for your Free Trial!
    0458 819 838 

    International Women's Day Morning Tea, WIZO


    International Women's Day Morning Tea

    WIZO Victoria's Annual IWD morning tea, with three fantastic speakers: Deborah Glass OBE Ombudsman of Victoria, Talya Faigenbaum Family Lawyer, Gabi Crafti Lawyer and President of UJEB, our MC is Rebecca Davis from the AJN. 
    Bookings required, address advised upon booking.
    9272 5588

    Request: Megilla reader in Frankston


    Megilla reader

    Looking for someone to come and read Megillah on Purim (Monday night) in Frankston. Transport and payment provided. We will provide kosher Megillah. Call Chaim on 0417395946.




    DAVID WIGS... THIS WEEK


    DAVID wigs coming  to 
    Chayi Glick this SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY.

    Mazaltov! Baby GIRL! Schneier


    BS'D

    MAZALTOV


    Yossi & Chana Leah Schneier

    are thrilled to announce the arrival of

    A Baby GIRL



    Mazaltov to the Grandparents
    Sam & Tamara Schneier (Melbourne)
    Yossel & Rochel Lebenholc (Melbourne)



    Mazaltov to the GreatGrandparents
    Max & Norma Cooper (Melbourne)










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    Monday 24 February 2020

    BDE: Elka Balbin ע''ה (CORRECTION)


    BARUCH DAYAN HA'EMET



    It is with utmost sadness we announce the passing of
    our dear mother

    Elka Balbin ע''ה


    Wife of Soniek A"H

    Mother of Isaac, Gila Leibler and Adina Waller
    Sister of ‫Fay Debinski, Rachel Aufgang, Jack Micmacher and Willy Micmacher‬


    The levaya will be held at
    MCK - Springvale - 50 Browns Rd, Noble Park North
    Tuesday 25 February 11:30am

    Shiva will be held at
    22 Rockbrook Rd St Kilda East

    Minyonim Times:
    ‫Shacharit 7:00am‬ ‫
    Mincha 6:30pm‬ ‫
    Ma'ariv 7:10pm
    Rest Time‬ 1:00-3:00pm &‬ ‫5:15-6:15‬pm



    Hamakom Yenachem Etchem Betoch She'ar Aveilei Tzion ViYerushalayim

    ‎המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים








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    BDE: Elka Balbin ע''ה


    BARUCH DAYAN HA'EMET



    It is with utmost sadness we announce the passing of
    our dear mother

    Elka Balbin ע''ה



    Husband of Soniek A"H

    Mother of Isaac, Gila Leibler and Adina Waller
    Sister of ‫Fay Debinski, Rachel Aufgang, Jack Micmacher and Willy Micmacher‬


    The levaya will be held at
    MCK - Springvale - 50 Browns Rd, Noble Park North
    Tuesday 25 March 11.30 am

    Shiva will be held at
    22 Rockbrook Rd St Kilda East

    Minyonim Times
    ‫Shacharit 7.00am‬ ‫Mincha 6.30pm‬ ‫Ma'ariv 7.10pm‬
    ‫Rest Time‬ 1:00-3:00 PM‬ ‫5.15-6.15‬ PM



    Hamakom Yenachem Etchem Betoch She'ar Aveilei Tzion ViYerushalayim

    ‎המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים











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    Shabbat Meals in Melbourne


    Seeking/Hosting Shabbat Meals

    Would you like to have a shabbat meal in someone's home?
    Would you like to host guests for a shabbat meal in your home?


    There is something for everyone here...

    J-Air Radio membership


    We have made it easier to join or continue membership of the station with a $30 annual fee. Some of you are not current members of the station and we ask that you consider joining again. Your membership fee keeps us on air.  Here is an easy link to renewing your membership j-air.com.au/j-air-membership/ or making a donation at. charidy.com/jair878
     
    Our program list now includes many shows that are repeated over the week. A few shows are produced outside the station to suit to circumstances of the producers, local and overseas. Our facilities have undergone a technical upgrade and we are on the lookout for new studios to rebuild a communications hub for the Jewish community of Melbourne.
     
    We can only do this with your continual support.
     
    Regards to you all and thankyou
     
     
    Sean Meltzer
    Chairman J-AIR 87.8FM

    Book: Like Streams In The Negev


    Like Streams in the Negev by Susan Sara Feiga Zimmerman is her memoir and family history that takes a unique look at Australian Jewish history from the 1850s to the 1950s. This was a period of great vision and pioneering leadership that created so much of the Jewish infrastructure that we take for granted today. The story of her ancestry provides a background to Susan's personal experiences of childhood, as part of the extended family she came from and for her love of orthodox Judaism.

    This book was recently reviewed by historian William D. Rubinstein in the Jewish Historical Society Journal who mentioned 'This is a very interesting, well-written and valuable autobiography….with previously unpublished stories and anecdotes'.

    Available at:

    • Golds

    • Jeffreys Books (Glenferrie Road)

    • Avenue Bookstore (GlenHuntly Road)

    On sale for $30.


     

    CLY Purim Rally & Carnival

    Video to Digital Transfer


    V2D Recording's Video to Digital Transfer
    Get your old videos transferred, stored and preserved all in the palm of your hand!
    Video and audio tapes transfers to digital (USB or Hard Drive) now from only $20.
    We do VHS, VHSc, Video8, Hi8, Super8 
    & more!
    Don't wait any longer to preserve the quality!
    For a friendly, fast and quality experience and service,
    Call or text: 0412605518

    Pesach In Nice France


    Pesach In Nice France - Glatt Kosher Lamehadrin 
    From Only $2949 AUD Per Adult

    South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation - Charlie & Chocolate Factory Purim!


    South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation -Charlie & Chocholate Factory Purim Function!
    Come celebrate Purim with us! Charlie and The Chocolate Factory themed Purim Party for all ages, 5pm - 7.30pm which includes: 
    * Catered Food
    * Cold Rock Ice cream bar, 
    * Liquid Infusion mocktails and cocktails
    * Jumping castle, 
    * DJ Idan
    * Wildlife gone walkabout
    * Photo-booth, Megillah reading and more! 
    Early bird tickets until the 6th of March !  
    South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, 47 Leopold St. South Caulfield

    Wedding Invitation


    We invite all our friends in Eretz Yisrael to join us at our Simcha this week iyH

    Sunday 23 February 2020

    Book our VIP corner


    Book our VIP corner

    Spot On Café & Function Space
    132 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick, VIC
    (03) 9523 6614
    0401 422 769

    LOVE2LAYER


    End of Season Sale@ LOVE2LAYER
    Modest Layering & Fashion for girls and women

    Making room for Pessach!!! Prices start from $10!

    SUNDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 11.00-12.00pm

    46 Balaclava Rd
    St Kilda East
    enter from Sidwell st

    all 0405269966 for more information and private shopping appointments

    Friday 21 February 2020

    PROPERTY: Kosher Flat - Hotham Street, Estk


    Flat for lease 
    2/142 Hotham St, East St Kilda 
    Immaculate Condition 
    Ground Floor 
    2 bedroom + 1 bathroom + 1 secure car space 
    AVAILABLE FROM EARLY MARCH 2 
    Generously sized bedrooms, both with built in mirrored wardrobes 
    Separate Kitchen and Laundry 
    Spacious living and dining area 
    Short walk to Carlisle St, shops, cafes and restaurants 
    Ground floor living Dishwasher and gas appliances 
    Long Term Lease available Close to Jewish schools and Shuls. 
    Please contact: Benyomin Klein- 0433 047 000

    Brighton Shule Pre Purim Functions



    Brighton Shule has the following Pre-Purim Functions:

    BRIGHTON SHULE PRE PURIM LADIES EVENT 
    Infusion By Design
    Tuesday 25 February at 7:30 pm at Brighton Shule
    Join us for a Vodka Infusion and  Bottle Decoration Workshop 
    See attached flyer for details. $20 per person to cover cost of materials.

    BRIGHTON SHULE PRE PURIM MEN'S EVENT 
    Brewery Tour 
    Wednesday 26 February -  leaving Brighton Shule at 7:30 pm
    Discover the beer making process, enjoy a toured beer flight, bus transport to and from shule.  Learn about the mitzvah to drink on Purim.  $30 including bus, flight, and tour. Click on flyer for details. 

    BRIGHTON SHULE PRE PURIM WINTER WONDERLAND FOR FAMILIES 
    Celebrate the Magic of Winter in the Summer
    Hamentashen Bake, Popcorn, Sausages, Fancy Dress, Sausages, Crafts, Music, Inflatables, Games. Sunday 8 March from 1-4pm at Brighton Shule, See attached flyer for details. $12 per person, $35 per family, Member Rate of $10 per person, $30 per family. 

    BRIGHTON SHULE TEENS PRE PURIM MOVIE NIGHT 
    Sunday 8 March at 7pm
    Come and see a movie - $5 per child. Popcorn, Ice Cream, Pizza, Chill. See attached flyer for details.   


    Melbourne Jewish Community Pesach Seders


    Book now!
    Emmanuel's Promo code SEDERCHC for 5% discount

    Caulfield Shule's Kid's Purim party


    The best kids Purim party is now open for bookings, so avoid the wait and book online for cheaper entry.

    Hatzolah Purim Cards

    This year for Purim, once you have fulfilled the Mitzvah of Mishloach Manot, in lieu of further gifts why not make a donation to Hatzolah and support our vital, life-saving work?

    Hatzolah Purim cards are available to give to friends and family.
    - Minimum donation of $5.00 per card (envelopes included)
    - E-card is available for e-mailing
    - Donations to Hatzolah of $2.00 and over are tax-deductible
    - A picture of the card is attached to this e-mail

    To order cards or for further information, please contact Hatzolah Administration on (03) 8534 0100, e-mail reception@hatzolah.org.au.

    Garage Sale Sunday

    GARAGE SALE
    Sunday 23 February
    Rear of 82 Booran Rd Glenhuntly
    9am - 3pm

    Jewish books chumash, siddurim, code of jewish law, pikey avos, Tanya, Shulcan Aruch Harav, To be a jew, etc. etc
    Misc bike, music stand, cassettes, VCR tapes, TVs, walking sticks
    Books - Mary Higgins Clark, John forsythe, , Danielle Steele, childrens books, hard back , paperback
    Kitchen - mugs, cups, antique, Clothes Plush toys - large and small in mint condition Knick knacks, dolls, Bulk plastic forks, spoons and garbage bags, Chemist dressing  
    Phone 0401879654, Sue Grosman for more information or just turn up.


    April Pesach Bentleigh Home for Rent


    April Pesach Bentleigh Home for Rent
    2 bedroom beautiful home for trustworthy non smoker/s for most of April.
    0412 817 875


    Hoover Vacuum Cleaner for Sale


    Hoover Allergy 7000PH Vacuum Cleaner for Sale
    2016 Hoover vacuum cleaner with all attachments, in excellent condition for sale at $300 (RRP $699), which also includes five free Godfreys service vouchers that normally cost $70 each.
    Carrier window air conditioner included at no extra cost.
    Contact: David, 0412 999 858.


    Pesach In Nice France


    Pesach In Nice France - Glatt Kosher Lamehadrin 
    From Only $2949 AUD Per Adult

    Shabbos Tzetl: Mishpatim & Shekalim & Mevarchim

    CANDLE LIGHTING 
    6:48pm early candle lighting
    7:54pm - Candle Lighting, Friday.
    8:51pm - Havdalah, Saturday.
    These times are for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Eruv Status: KOSHER
    Shabbat Shalom! 

    Details on Shekalim & Mevarchim below...


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    YESHIVA SHULE TIMES
    Please click here to view the Yeshivah Shule Tzetel for Parshas Mishpotim.

    PARSHAH IN A NUTSHELL
    Following the revelation at Sinai, G‑d legislates a series of laws for the people of Israel. These include the laws of the indentured servant; the penalties for murder, kidnapping, assault and theft; civil laws pertaining to redress of damages, the granting of loans and the responsibilities of the "Four Guardians"; and the rules governing the conduct of justice by courts of law.

    Also included are laws warning against mistreatment of foreigners; the observance of the seasonal festivals, and the agricultural gifts that are to be brought to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem; the prohibition against cooking meat with milk; and the mitzvah of prayer. Altogether, the Parshah of Mishpatim contains 53 mitzvot—23 imperative commandments and 30 prohibitions.

    G‑d promises to bring the people of Israel to the Holy Land, and warns them against assuming the pagan ways of its current inhabitants.

    The people of Israel proclaim, "We will do and we will hear all that G‑d commands us." Leaving Aaron and Hur in charge in the Israelite camp, Moses ascends Mount Sinai and remains there for forty days and forty nights to receive the Torah from G‑d.



    HAFTORAH IN A NUTSHELL
    Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26.

    In this week's haftorah, Jeremiah describes the punishment that would befall the Jews because they continued enslaving their Hebrew slaves after six years of service—transgressing the commandment discussed in the beginning of this week's Torah reading.

    King Zedekiah made a pact with the people according to which they would all release their Jewish slaves after six years of service—as commanded in the Torah. Shortly thereafter, the Jews reneged on this pact and forced their freed slaves to re-enter into service. G‑d then dispatched Jeremiah with a message of rebuke: "Therefore, so says the Lord: You have not hearkened to Me to proclaim freedom, every one to his brother and every one to his neighbor; behold I proclaim freedom to you, says the Lord, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine, and I will make you an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth." The haftorah then vividly depicts the destruction and devastation that the Jews would experience.

    The haftorah concludes with words of reassurance: "Just as I would not cancel My covenant with the day and night and I would not cancel the laws of heaven and earth, so too I will not cast away the descendents of Jacob . . . for I will return their captivity [to their land] and have mercy on them."


    SAGES ON THE PARSHAH

    And these are the laws which you shall set before them (Exodus 21:1)

    The phrase "and these" (ve'eileh) implies that they are a continuation of what is written before. This is to teach us that just as the laws written above (the Ten Commandments) are from Sinai, these too are from Sinai.

    (Mechilta; Rashi)



    THIS WEEK IN HISTORY



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      When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, each Jew contributed an annual half-shekel to the Temple. The 1st of Adar marked the beginning of the collection of the shekalim. In commemoration, the Torah reading of the Shabbat that falls on or before Adar 1 is supplemented with the verses (Exodus 30:11-16) that relate G-d's commandment to Moses regarding the first giving of the half-shekel.

      "Parshat Shekalim" is the first of four special readings added during or immediately before the month of Adar (the other three being "Zachor", "Parah" and "Hachodesh")

      Links: The Shekalim Reading with commentaryPartnerTzedakah: Charity

      This Shabbat is Shabbat Mevarchim ("the Shabbat that blesses" the new month): a special prayer is recited blessing the Rosh Chodesh ("Head of the Month") of the upcoming month of Adar, which falls on Tuesday and Wednesday of the following week.

      Prior to the blessing, we announce the precise time of the molad, the "birth" of the new moon. See molad times.

      It is a Chabad custom to recite the entire book of Psalms before morning prayers, and to conduct farbrengens (chassidic gatherings) in the course of the Shabbat.

      Links: Shabbat MevarchimTehillim (the Book of Psalms); The Farbrengen