August 23rd, 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service 
7:25  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30 am
7:00 pm
  Forecast: 80/mostly sunny

Shabbat Kiddush
Join us for Kiddush on Shabbat. This is the perfect opportunity for us to experience community and get to know each other better.

Birthdays and Anniversaries 
Ira Erlichman
Nili Cohen
Marvin Kochansky
Austin Rosenberg 
Sue Ann Koby 
Sara Erlichman
Stephanie Levi
Terry Gottlieb 
Israel Gerstein

Amy Rosen & Hugh Gilenson 
Ilene & Paul Cohen 

Saturday 8/24
Morning Service 9:30 am
Minha , S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 7:00 pm
Friday 8/30
Evening Service 7:00 pm
Torah Reading 1048                Haftarah 1056
In this continuation of Moses' farewell messages, he reassures the Israelites of God's blessings as a reward for observance of the commandments. Similarly they will be led to victory over the Canaanite inhabitants of the Land of Israel if they remain faithful. Conquest of the land must be followed by purging it of all remnants of idolatrous practice.

Many were the lessons to be learned from the Israelites' forty-year sojourn in the wilderness: they were tested in terms of their loyalty to God's commandments, they had achieved a measure of discipline through the hardships they endured, and they learned that God would see them through their difficulties. Most importantly, they must remember that their impending victory over the Canaanites should not be viewed as a sign of their virtue and piety - it  was a fulfillment of the promise made to their ancestors.

To illustrate this last point, Moses recalls the sinfulness of the nation in making the Golden Calf and at Tav'erah, Massah, Kivrot HaTa'avah and Kadesh Barne'a.

Their future was entirely dependent on their obedience to the Torah and love for God. 
Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. 
It seems to me that quite a number of you are concerned about the fallout from the on-and-off trip to Israel by Representatives Tlaib and Omar, and relatedly, about the President's tweets regarding the American Jewish voting public.
In lieu of a sermon we will devote the time to a discussion of this newest news-cycle storm that is on eveyone's mind.
And a bit further below you will find several articles (both news and commentary) that I have read on the topic...
We welcome Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades to our Shul
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah at 7:00 p.m.
During Seudah Shlishit we will read...
Danny Gordis' article Israel Is Neither Bibi Nor the United States
in which he reminds us of the purpose and raison d'être of the State of Israel in the wake of what he calls "Congress-gate"

The Omar-Tlaib Aftermath
Bernie Sanders: Israel Shouldn't Take US Aid If It Bans Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib                                            
It's now not just Israel that Rashida Tlaib is boycotting-and if Mahrer's comments lead to an examination of the roots of BDS (which I am betting they won't), then something good will have come out of all of this:
The President apparently thinks that we Jews are all single-issue voters, or that we all (should) back Bibi's policies, or that in gratitude for the President's backing of Israel we should all vote for him,   or maybe it's a dog whistle to the extreme right to target disloyal American Jews, or maybe it's some or all of the above:
Trump Doubles Down on 'Disloyalty' Comments, Saying that All Democratic Voters - Not Just Jews - Are Against Israel  "If you vote for a Democrat, you're being disloyal to Jewish people, and you're being very disloyal to Israel," the president said.                                                                                   
Our loyalty to this country is precisely why we fight bigotry                                                                 
President Rivlin: Israel-U.S. Relationship Must Not Be Partisan                                                           
Israel: We Must Not Intervene in U.S. Political Disagreements                                                        
Israel's Alliance With Trump Creates New Tensions Among American Jews                                                       
Rashida Tlaib's Grandmother Curses Donald Trump Over Canceled West Bank Visit                                    
In Tlaib's Ancestral Village, Grandmother Weathers a Global Political Storm                                                
Tlaib's Palestinian Village Is One of the Richest in the PA                                                              
Group That Arranged Tlaib-Omar Trip Shared Blood Libel                                                         
Marco Rubio on Twitter: "I disagree 100% with Reps. Tlaib & Omar on #Israel & am the author of the #AntiBDS bill we passed in the Senate But denying them entry into #Israel is a mistake. Being blocked is what they really hoped for all along in order to bolster their attacks against the Jewish state."
A Response to Rashida Tlaib's Tears from the Mother of U.S. Terror Victim: "A Checkpoint Would Have Saved My Daughter"                                                                                             
This Week's Yahrzeit Observances
We hope that our weekly listing of yahrzeit observances will serve 2 purposes:
1)     To remind those who have the yahrzeit for a second time, much closer to the date of the actual observance
2)     To alert friends and acquaintances that someone they know is observing a yahrzeit. We hope that you will show them your support by joining them at our minyanim, and helping to assure that Kaddish can be recited with a minyan 
Sylvia Gosberg will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Simon Schoenfeld on Friday evening, August 23rd
Laurie Smilovitz will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Frieda Schwarz on Friday evening, August 23rd
Franco Aguilar will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Yaoyoaqhina Guevara Sikoff on Friday evening, August 23rd
Iris Coleman will be observing yahrzeit for her father-in-law, Herman Weissman on Saturday evening, August 24th
Eve Kohut will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Lynette Kohut on Saturday evening, August 24th
Diane Sudakoff will be observing yahrzeit for her sister, Susanne Zucker on Sunday evening, August 25th
Roberta Mathes will be observing yahrzeit for her grandfather, Nathan Mathes on Sunday evening, August 25th
Solomon Arbeiter will be observing yahrzeit for his mother-in-law, Clara Sonkin on Monday evening, August 26th
Vida Story will be observing yahrzeit for her grandfather, Avrom Dyme on Monday evening, August 26th
Myrna Block will be observing yahrzeit for her grandfather, Abraham Rosen on Tuesday evening, August 27th
Iris Coleman will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Eleanor Coleman on Tuesday evening, August 27th
Sylvia Gosberg will be observing yahrzeit for her husbandNathaniel Gosberg on Wednesday evening, August 28th
Mark Halpern will be observing yahrzeit for his motherLois Halpern on Thursday evening, August 29th

Important/Interesting Reads     
As No deal Brexit Looms, Community Wrestles with Possible Impact                                                                           Board of Deputies poses questions about what exiting the EU could mean for shechita and imported kosher meat 
Israeli Amb. Danon to Arabs at UN: "Israel Is Not Your Enemy"                                                               
  Tokenism Is Racism - Except For Jews                                                                                                                          

This sounds like something Bibi would do:
 In Israel, Jews and Arabs live in separation, fear and violence. We're on a mission to change that.
I didn't know this:
There  is  a  Mosque  in  the  Israeli  Parliament  permitting  Moslem  MK's (MP's),   to  pray  5  times  a  day,  where  is  the  Mosque  in  the  UK  Palace  of  Westminster  ?  Not  to  mention  the  highest  echelons  of  Israeli  Medicine,  Defence,  Education,  Housing,  Transport  &  infrastructure  etc.,  are  held  by Moslem's  &  Druze  Arab's.  Btw,  there  are  400  Mosque's  in  Israel,  a  country  the  size  of  the  Kruger    National  Park  ......  Tony  Hall's  BBC  will  never  report  any  of  this

BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism
Criticism of Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism; Anti-Zionism Is                                                          

The Palestinians
UK Dept. for International Development Must Have Known about Pay for Slay since 2007                                      
Jerusalem Post Editorial: No Need to Renew UNRWA's Mandate                                 
PA Bans LGBTQ Activities in West Bank                                                                                 
Paraguay Designates Hizbullah, Hamas Terror Groups as Brazil Considers Similar Move                                    
U.S. Scraps West Bank Conference after Palestinian Protests                                                              
PA to Offer Financial Incentives to Palestinians Who Move to Jordan Valley 

Iran / Syria / Hezbollah      
Hizbullah Setting Fires at Israel-Lebanon Border                                                                     

Hizbullah: In Future War, We Will Invade Galilee and Hula Valley; We'll Help Syria Liberate Galilee                   
Iranian Dissident Professor Jailed after Questioning Hostility to Israel                                                   
U.S. Cutting Off Oxygen Supply to Tehran's Proxies                                                              

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Mika Rottenberg : Easypieces
June 26- September 15
New Museum
This exhibition marks the first New York solo museum presentation of work by New York-based artist Mika Rottenberg.
Employing absurdist satire to address the critical issues of our time, Rottenberg creates videos and installations that offer subversive allegories for contemporary life. Her works interweave documentary elements and fiction, and often feature protagonists who work in factory-like settings to manufacture goods ranging from cultured pearls (NoNoseKnows, 2015) to the millions of brightly colored plastic wholesale items sold in Chinese superstores (Cosmic Generator, 2017).

ZAZ10TS presents:
Nature of Wonder
Artist Shony Rivnay
June 13- September 2
10 Times Square
Titled "Nature of Wonder" by Shony Rivnay provides a glimpse into obscurity, freedom, and a natural curiosity that we all experience in our creative lives. It is an opportunity to think, but also to let go of thinking. It is a pathway into joyous viewing and a simple understanding of how things work.

What's Love Got to Do With It?
Group exhibition organized by Rosario Güiraldes and Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curators
August 15 - September 16
The Drawing Center
Don't miss Keren Benbenisty's work in this group exhibition!
Open Sessions 2018-2020: What's Love Got to Do with It? is an exhibition by the thirty-one artists who are participating in Open Sessions, a two-year program at The Drawing Center that provides opportunities for selected artists from around the world to contextualize their work in terms of drawing through conversation, public programs, and exhibitions. Featuring new drawings and drawing adjacent works by a diverse and international group of artists, who come from myriad perspectives and geographic locations, ranging from the Americas to Africa, Asia and the Middle East, What's Love Got to Do With It? takes as its theme, the universal discourse of love, which, the curators contend, is as democratic as drawing is.

Fragile: Works from the Everglades National Park Collection
Keren Anavy & Tal Frank collaboration - A group exhibit featuring work by AIRIE Fellows Curated by Deborah Mitchell.
On view June 1, 2019 - October 1, 2019.