Vol. 24  Issue 3            Nov. 4, 2017            Parshas Vayera
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This Week's Dvar Torah:
"Newer Than The News..." 
"The children agitated within her, and she said, 'If so why am I thus?' And she went to inquire of HASHEM. And HASHEM said to her, 'Two nations are in your womb; two regimes from within your insides shall be separated; the might shall pass from one regime to the other, and the elder shall serve the younger." (Bereishis: 25:22-23)
   Rivka was experiencing difficulty with her pregnancy so she went for a supernal sonogram and gained a prophetic report about her twin boys. A superficial reading may lead us to believe that this is just some ancient soap opera from 3600 years ago.
AMUD Insights 
Brachos 19a
"As Our Forefathers Planted"  
Rabbi Yaakov Berkowitz 
The gemara on this week's amud references the famous event which occurred with "Choni Hameagel" (the circle maker) and where he earned his name. There is another, not as famous, story involving Choni, and it is that story that we will focus on.

Special Shiur
"Rainbows: The Esoteric Celestial Sign"
Presented by Rabbi Yitzchak Kowalsky

Sunday, November 5th
Agudas Israel 
"Dedicated to building a stronger St. Louis Community by helping to build stronger families"
The OU in conjunction with the Community Initiative to
Strengthen Families
is pleased to announce
Rabbi Hershel Schachter
coming to St. Louis for a Shabbos Iyun on
"Shalom Bayis"
November 10-12, 2017
Tomer Devorah

Lunch & Learn
With Rabbi Gidon Nitsun
"Following The Leader:
Walking In The Ways Of Hashem"
Starts Monday, November 13th ~1PM
Class Meets Every Other Monday
U City Shul
Join us for a study of the famous work of Rabbi Moshe Cordovero,  a 16th century kabbalist from Safed, Israel...An intriguing text in the mussar tradition, with a focus on the individual cultivation of character. If you would like to order lunch, please call (314) 863-7483 or email office@ucityshul.org no later than Sunday evening. No charge for admission but donations and sponsorships are welcome.
Save The Date!
Tuesday, November 14th   8pm   Young Israel
Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg
Licensed Facilitator of Stephen Covey's
"7 Habits Of Highly Effective Families"
St. Louis Boys' Choir is back!
(For boys in 4th grade and up)
Sing in a professional recording studio,
perform in music videos and at concerts!
To schedule an audition and for more information call or text Avraham Klein at 314 603-0920
Did you know??????
St. Louis Kollel's Newest Division
Senior Kollel
Is Up & Running
If you're 50 or above, Senior Kollel is for YOU!
Jewish Learning ~ Memory Strengthening ~ Wellness Programs
Classes, programs and events to nurture your Mind, Body & Spirit
*   Mussar and Gemara for Men Monday thru Thursday mornings with Rabbi Nitsun 10:15am to 12:15pm
*   "What If?" Contemporary Jewish Issues of the day for
Men and Women with Rabbi Nitsun Tuesdays 1pm to 2pm
*   Monthly Two Tablets Medical Ethics at St. Mary's
*   Private Text-Based Learning Opportunities for Women
Have an idea for a program? Would like us to add your name to our Senior Kollel mailing list and email list?
Call 314 726-6047 or email office@stlkollel.com
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