Vol. 24  Issue 12         January 6, 2018            Parshas Shemos
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This Week's Dvar Torah:  
"Star Struck"
In his first comment on Parshas Shemos, Rashi writes that although Hashem had already counted the Jews who descended to Egypt by name during their lifetimes, He did so again after they died to make known how much He loves the Jewish people, who are compared to stars that are also brought in and out by name and number. While this comparison is intended to be complimentary, Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman z"l questions what in fact is so praiseworthy about being likened to stars. If Rashi had written that we are as numerous as the stars, that would indeed be admirable, but what is so special and praiseworthy about being compared to stars? Further, what is the significance of individual stars having names, and how is this relevant to us?
 
February 18, 2018
Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel

 
Joining Us In Person:
 
Mr. Mark Bane
President of OU (Orthodox Union)

Rabbi Aaron Kotler
CEO Beth Medrash Govoha (Lakewood Yeshiva)
 
Mr. Howard Tzvi Friedman
Past President of AIPAC

AMUD Insights 
Brachos 23b
"Let Go Of The Tissues...You're Talking To Hashem" 
Rabbi Shlomo Eisenberg
Prayer is one of the most integral parts of our daily lives. Three times a day we ask Hashem for health, wealth, and so much more. How amazing it is to be able to speak directly to the One Above on a constant basis, asking for all of our many needs!
In this week's Amud (23b), the Gemara explains a halacha that details the way a person should act during the daily amida, the shemoneh esrei.  The Gemara
says in the name of Shmuel, that during prayer a person may not hold a knife, money, a plate, or a loaf of bread. What is the meaning behind this? 
 
This Sunday, January 7th ~ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
BLOOD DONORS URGENTLY NEEDED!!!!
ST. LOUIS JEWISH COMMUNITY
11th ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE
 
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(use sponsor code: YIJS) or call 1-800-RED-CROSS
Walk-In Donors Welcome (Appointments Take Priority)
Free Babysitting Available ~ For Info or To Volunteer
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Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Drive
Please Bring Non-Perishable Food Items:
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Mesilas Yesharim Women's Series
with Mrs. Toby Goldman
Sunday Evening, January 7th at 8:15pm
Hosted by Dr. Daniela Hermelin ~ 527 Westview
Thursday Morning, January 11th at 9:30am
Hosted by Naomi Ruth Deutsch ~ 7948 Gannon
Source Sheets and Refreshments Provided
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Ladies Night Out
* * * * * * * * * * Ice Skating * * * * * * * * * *
Next Motzei Shabbos January 13th 7:30 to 9PM
Kirkwood Ice Rink 111 S. Geyer Road 
$5 admission, $2 skate rental * Refreshments Served.
Bring your friends! For info: cbregman@stlkollel.com
NEW KOLLEL CLASS!!!
Tomer Devorah

Lunch & Learn
With Rabbi Gidon Nitsun
"Following The Leader:
Walking In The Ways Of Hashem"
Meets Every Other Monday
Next Class Meets Monday, January 15th
Join Us For Lunch at 12:30 PM ~ Class Begins at 1PM
All Classes At U City Shul 700 North & South
Lunch & Learn With Rabbi Gidon Nitsun
"Follow The Leader: Walking In The Ways Of Hashem"
No charge for lunch but RSVP required by Monday morning at 10am.Call Kollel 314 726-6047 or email office@stlkollel.com
National Shabbaton & Tournament
January 12th-January 14th
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February 8th-February 11th
Rabbi Dovid Elias Scholar-In-Residence
Rosh Kollel, Kollel Keser Torah-Montreal
Mrs. Chaya Elias
Director Of Women's Studies
Senior Kollel and Eishes Chayil Women's Division
In Cooperation With Nusach Hari B'nai Zion Sisterhood...
"Balance For Balabustes"
Strength Training, Bone Health and Flexibility for Females
with Dr. Jill Abrams 
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Wednesday, January 17th at 2pm
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