"It's a great mitzvah to always be Happy!" Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
"Think good and it will be good!" -Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch
Parshas Nitzavim &
Rosh Hashana 5782
Friday, September 3, 2021 / 26 Elul 5781 - Wednesday September 8, 2021 / 2 Tishrei 5782
We have leased a space for the month of September:
The address is:
1445 SOUTH ROBERTSON
between Saturn & Alcott
FRIDAY, September 3
7:00--PM--Mincha, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat with Yehuda Solomon
6:58 PM--Candle lighting
SATURDAY, September 4
8:30--AM -Weekly Parsha class with David Sacks
10:30 AM--Krias HaTorah & Haftorah, Isaiah 61:10-63:9 followed by Mussaf.
7:53 PM--Shabbat ends
This week's haftorah is the seventh and final installment of a series of seven "Haftarot of Consolation." These seven haftarot commence on the Shabbat following Tisha b'Av and continue until Rosh Hashanah.
The prophet begins on a high note, describing the great joy that we will experience with the Final Redemption, comparing it to the joy of a newly married couple.
Isaiah than declares his refusal to passively await the Redemption: "For Zion's sake I will not remain silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be still, until her righteousness emerges like shining light..." He implores the stones of Jerusalem not to be silent, day or night, until G‑d restores Jerusalem and establishes it in glory.
The haftorah then recounts G‑d's oath to eventually redeem Zion, when the Jews will praise G‑d in Jerusalem. The haftorah also contains a description of the punishment G‑d will mete out to Edom and the enemies of Israel.
Isaiah concludes with the famous statement:
"In all [Israel's] afflictions, He, too, is afflicted, and the angel of His presence redeemed them..."
Like a loving father who shares the pain of his child, G‑d, too, shares the pain of His people, and awaits the redemption along with them.
Reb Shlomo Carlebach zt"l
on Parsha Nitzavim
(Via Stuie Wax)
The All of Me
This Shabbos we read ‘Atem Nitzavim Hayom Kulchem’, you are all standing before G-d, Kulchem, all of you.
Everybody knows that on Rosh HaShana you are standing before G-d, but the question is on what level? We are not being counted on the level of details, we are being counted on the level of Kulchem, of all. Every person is the combination of two things. Let's take a person who is very beautiful, their eyes and ears are beautiful, but this is all details. But then there is something else, the all a person is. There might be a person who is very talented in Mathematics but sometimes the all is not talented. A lot of big scientists are talented in everything but the all in them is off. Then there is a person who is not only talented in every detail, but the all is talented and the all is beautiful. There are a lot of Yiddelach who are Jewish in every detail but the all of them is without religion. And then there are people who maybe their details are not so religious, but the all of them is so beautiful. So in a nutshell, on Yom Kippur we are standing before G-d on the level of details because on Yom Kippur I confess every detail I did wrong, but on Rosh HaShana I am standing before G-d on the level of my all.
Rosh HaShana, the day when G-d created the world is such a deep day, mamesh the deepest depths there is. All of me has got to be ready to take all of G-d, mamesh all of it.
You know friends, life is also a combination of two things. On the one hand I have to do things like everybody else, meaning that there are certain rules which everybody has to do. But then there is something which only I have to do, nobody else can do it. There is one thing which makes me so special. Everybody has something so special which is so deep and this cannot be written down in words. Once a year G-d is revealing to us what we have to do and this happens when we blow the shofar. When we hear this voice of G-d everybody hears what this special thing is that he has to do, and it’s not in words.
Anything which has to do with me which everyone else is doing is on the level of details. Keeping Shabbos, putting on tefilin, being good,don‘t talk evil about other people, be positive and do this and do that; it’s all very beautiful. But it’s all details. Then that one thing which is just 'I' is the all. There is one thing which touches the all of me, which is the deepest depths of my existence.
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
6:30 PM--Annulment of Vows
6:54 PM--Candle Lighting (Please light at home before arrive to services)
6:55 PM--Shkiah (Sunset)
7:00 PM--Mincha/Maariv, Yehuda Solomon
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
8:30--AM--Shacharis (starting wih Yechi Hamelech), Dr. Jon Hoenig
9:15 AM--Krias HaTorah - Dr. Seymour
9:45--AM--D'vrei Torah - David Sacks
10:15 AM--(ish)-Blowing of the Shofar - Yossie Frankel followed by Mussaf led by Yehuda Solomon
6:45--PM--Mincha - Yehuda Solomon
7:00--PM--Connect & Inspire with David Sacks
7:48--PM--Light Holiday Candles After (Please plan to light at home)
7:50--PM--Maariv - Yehuda Solomon
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
8:30--AM--Shacharis (starting wih Yechi Hamelech), Jeff Rohatiner
9:15--AM--Krias HaTorah - Dr. Seymour Perl HafTorah - Bentzion Simmonds in honor of his mother's yahrzeit, Devorah Bat Yitzchak
9:45--AM--D'vrei Torah - Bentzion Simmonds
10:15-AM (ish)-Blowing of the Shofar - Yossie Frankel followed by Mussaf led by Yehuda Solomon
7:00--PM--Connect & Inspire with David Sacks followed by Maariv
From Everyone at The Happy Minyan, we want to wish you a shana tova u'metuka!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
In memory of Gedaliah’s tragic death and its disastrous aftermath, we fast every year on the 3rd of Tishrei, the day after Rosh Hashanah. Like other “minor” fasts, it begins at dawn (alot hashachar) and ends at nightfall.
During morning services, it is customary to add special selichot, penitential prayers (click here for a Hebrew PDF). During both morning and afternoon prayers, the Torah is taken out, and we read the portion from Exodus 32:11–14 and 34:1–10 in which G‑d forgives Israel for the sin of the golden calf. During the afternoon prayers, we also read a haftorah, from Isaiah 55:6–56:8.
As it is written in Zechariah 8:19, Tzom Gedaliah is one of the four fasts that will be converted to joy and feasting with the arrival of Moshiach. May it happen soon.
Newly released sefarim, just in time, written by the esteemed Rabbi Simcha Weinberg, n’’y.
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May you and your family and all of Klal Yisrael be written and sealed in the Book of Life, for a happy, healthy and sweet New Year – G'mar chatima tova!
You can send any contribution for add-ons here :
• Pesicha $750
Standing in the holiest place in the shul to open the Aron Kodesh, a segulah for HaShem opening His gates to receive prayer and return blessings.
• Kohen Aliyah $3000
A blessing for closeness with Hashem through the revealed good.
• Levi Aliyah $3000
The Leviim are the teachers and this aliyah brings the blessing to be able to express the depths of your soul and to share your inspiration with others.
• The Rosh Yeshiva's Aliyah (Third Aliyah) $3000
A blessing for a year of successful Torah Study
• Fourth Aliyah, For Closeness to HaShem $3000
A blessing for deep teshuva and peace.
• The Yom Kippur Aliyah (Fifth Aliyah) $3000
A blessing for forgiveness, closure and a new start.
• The Rebbe's Aliyah (Sixth Aliyah) $3000
A blessing for connection to the oneness of the day, for purity and teshuva. A blessing for your body to truly emanate your soul.
• Maftir Aliyah $3000
A blessing for healthy boundaries.
• Hagbah $500
Raising yourself up to Hashem, a blessing for upward growth.
• Galila (can be under Bar-Mitzvah age) $500
A blessing for completing a projects.
• Maftir Yonah $10,000
This is the most important Aliyah of the day, as well as the last. This honor is a special segulah for wealth. In communities the world over this merit is bought for thousands of dollars. There can be no better investment than this (We are accepting $1000 contributions toward a syndicate for this segulah. The one who bids the highest beyond $1000 will have the honor of the Aliyah).
• Pesicha - SOLD
The Gate Keeper. Opening the gates of heaven at the most auspicious time of year for the most abundant flow of blessing and connection. This honor is a segulah for a long life.
Important Upcoming Dates!
Erev Rosh Hashana - September 6
Rosh Hashana Day 1 - September 7
Rosh Hashana Day 2 - September 8
Tzom Gedaliah - September 9
Shabbos Shuvah - September 11
Erev Yom Kippur - September 15
Yom Kippur - September 16
Erev Sukkot - September 20
Sukkot Day 1-2 - September 21-22
Sukkot, CH'M - September 23-26
Hoshana Rabba - September 27
Shmini Atzeres - September 28
Simchas Torah - September 29