Vol. 24  Issue 8          December 9, 2017            Parshas Vayeshev
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This Week's Dvar Torah:  
"Speak For Peace" 
   "And [Yosef's] brothers saw that their father loved him more than all the brothers, and they hated him, and they could not speak to him peacefully." [37:4]
   How could this be? These are the sons of Yaakov, the forefathers of our people, and apparently they were so filled with hate that they couldn't look him in the face!
   This is simply an erroneous reading.
AMUD Insights 
Brachos 21b
Rabbi Yaakov Berkowitz
Tradition...Tradition. We know it in word, in song and in life. This week's amud highlights this concept. The gemara says that one who teaches his child (according to other versions, his grandchild) Torah , it is considered as though he received the Torah [directly from G-d at Sinai]. Why is this so? Why would it not suffice for a child to learn from a teacher or rabbi? What is so unique about a father teaching Torah to his child that makes it so irreplaceable and to such a degree that it is akin to receiving it from Sinai?

Save the Date
Jewish Unity Live 2018
Sunday, February 18th
Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel
Morning Parenting Workshop with Yael Kula
For moms of kids 5th grade and older
Wednesday, December 13th at 9:30am
Hosted by Shaindy Lefton 933 Golf Course
Suggested donation: $5
Mesilas Yesharim with Mrs. Toby Goldman
Sunday night, December 10th at 8:15pm
Hosted by Mrs. Daniella Rosner
8310 Balson
Suggested Donation: $5
Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi
"Bringing the Light of Chanukah
Into Our Lives"
Two Convenient Showings: 
Monday, December 11 at 8pm Young Israel
Wednesday, December 13th at 10:30am Hosted by Jennie Silverman 7931 Gannon
Brought to you by St. Louis Kollel Eishes Chayil Division and Torah Mitzion St. Louis
Suggested Donation: $5
Annual Memorial Breakfast & Shiur Sunday, December 17th
Commemorating the Fourth Yahrtzeit Of
Rabbi Nachman Klein z"l הרב נחמן ב"ר שלמה זלמן ז"ל
Breakfast, Divrei Zikaron from Mr. Mayer Klein and Shiur
With Rabbi Yitzchak Kowalsky
"The Miraculous Cruse of Oil - Was It Really Kosher?"
Following 8am Shacharis at Agudas Israel

Workshop For Mortals
A Conversation About Preparing  
For The Inevitable
Guest Speaker: Rabbi Elchonon Zohn
Monday, January 1st, 2018 7:30 PM At Young Israel
For more information or to submit specific questions please contact
Rabbi Yitzchak Kowalsky ykowalsky@stlkollel.com
Sponsored in part by Dr. Dov & Tziona Zeffren in loving memory of Dr. J. Lester Zeffren z"l - Yoel Eliezer ben Yisroel Avraham z"l
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, December 18th
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
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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