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July 5th, 2019
 
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Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service
Evening Service
8:12  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30am
7:45pm
 
  Forecast: 88/chance of rain

IN THIS ISSUE...
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 
Lynda Sussman
Carol Franklin
Hennie Ostrower
Shlomo Peled
Alan Stern
Rochelle Schneider
 
Susan Davis & Fred Wolodiger
Audrey & Mark Altschul

 

   UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday 7/6
Morning Service 9:30 am
Minha, S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 7:45 pm
Thursday 7/11
Visiting Scholar Rabbi David Fine - lecture topic "American Jewish History" 12:45 pm
Friday 7/12
Bible Class 11:30 am
      
 
I am away...
My thanks to Cantor Zim, Alan Herschenfeld, Franco Aguilar, Jeff Adler, Regina Friedman & Evelyn Baer, Stephanie Stern Protz for delivering the D'var Torah, Dr. Avi Yacobi for chanting the haftarah, Diana Yacobi for delivering the Torah and Haftarah introductions in my absence.


Torah Rea ding 869                  Haftarah 877
KORAH
In this week's sidra, Moses confronts a series of interrelated rebellions. Korah, a Levite, and a group of Reubenites along with two-hundred-fifty other prominent Israelites voice their discontent at being excluded from the religious leadership of the people. They express their resentment toward Aaron, the High Priest, and accuse Moses of unfulfilled promises.
God causes the earth to open; Korah, his two ringleaders and their families descend into the abyss. A fire consumes the two -hundred- fifty Israelites who made common cause with Korah. The people react angrily against Moses, blaming him for the deaths of so many men of renown. As punishment for holding Moses responsible for these deaths, a plague breaks out killing 14,700 before Aaron can perform rites and offer prayers of intervention.
A final vindication of Aaron's claim to the priesthood occurs when the princes of all the tribes are asked to deposit their staffs before the ark in the Sanctuary. The following morning Aaron's rod alone has produced blossoms, buds and almonds. Aaron's staff was then preserved beside the ark as a sign for generations to come.
With the priests' and the Levites' positions confirmed, the Torah now stipulates which sacrifices were to be designated for the maintenance of the priests, and allocates a tithe on all produce for the Levites. These benefits are in compensation for the priests and the Levites not receiving any real property in the apportionment of the Land of Israel among the tribes.
 
 

Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah at 7:45 p.m.
During Seudah Shlishit we will read...      Jews Must Never Be Afraid to Use Their Well-Earned Power by Alan M. Dershowitz 




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 
     
     
Edith Adler will be observing yahrzeit for Husband of , Eric Adler on Friday evening, July 5th
Ira Smilovitz will be observing yahrzeit for Father of , Jerome Smilovitz on Friday evening, July 5th
Anita Krauss will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Erwin Krauss on Sunday evening, July 7th
Norman & Ann Schaer will be observing yahrzeit for their son, Scott Schaer on Sunday evening, July 7th
Paul Cohen will be observing yahrzeit for his son, Richard Cohen on Monday evening, July 8th
Douglas Krakauer will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Jack Jacob on Tuesday evening, July 9th
Cheryl Karpman will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Bernard Poritzky on Tuesday evening, July 9th
Ann Bloch will be observing yahrzeit for her grandfather, Max Wisotzky on Tuesday evening, July 9th
Roberta Mathes will be observing yahrzeit for her uncle, Henry Mathes on Wednesday evening, July 10th
Myrna Weissman will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Mr. Ira J. Weissman on Wednesday evening, July 10th
Joseph Hyman will be observing yahrzeit for his brother, Samuel Hyman on Thursday evening, July 11th




Important/Interesting Reads
Knowledge of the Bible is the key to names of many places (Bethesda, New Canaan, Goshen) to the allusions in The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and to a more profound understanding of what motivated and made the United States' earliest leaders tick:
 
Should We Call Detention Centers Concentration Camps?
 
Judenrein Europe  







The Palestinians
"To Sing is Not a Right in the Gaza Strip" 
With mounting social and political restrictions under Hamas rule, musicians are struggling to develop their music careers in the strip. Many seek to leave in search of opportunities elsewhere.                                                                                                



Iran / Syria / Hezbollah  
Trump's Iran Strategy Will Fail. Here's Why.   
As long as the Trump administration believes it can use sanctions and hostile rhetoric to drive a wedge between the Iranian public and its leaders, the Revolutionary Guards will use that same pressure to enforce solidarity behind it and the regime - and defeat any attempt by the West to bring change to Iran.                                                           








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Art
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).


Dance
American Dance Festival
Pilobolus
July 4-7
Page Auditorium
Everything old is new again! Pilobolus joins ADF in its homecoming to Page Auditorium, presenting four timeless pieces that highlight the surreal, playful, and athletic approach to dance and theater that Pilobolus is known for.   In Rushes, Co-Artistic Director Robby Barnett and world-renowned dance-theater makers Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak discover hybrid terrain in a remarkable exploration of the range and intensity of deep collaboration. 

Dance
Lumberyard
Ephrat Asherie Dance
July 13 | 8pm
Lumberyard
Summer at Lumberyard kicks off with Israeli-born Ephrat Asherie Dance's work-in-progress showing of UnderScored (working title), a dance theater piece created and performed by members of the company with special guest artists from New York City's underground scene. Inspired by the intergenerational memories of club dancers, UnderScored explores the ever-changing physical landscape of New York City's underground dance community.


Exhibition
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.
OPENING RECEPTION
June 13, 6-8PM

Music
Eyal Vilner Big Band
July 10 | doors open: 6 pm
Damrosch Park
Led by saxophonist, composer, and conductor Eyal Vilner, this 16-piece, multi-generational ensemble has been called "an exciting new sound in the finest tradition of contemporary big band music" (All About Jazz). As a group these international players have collaborated with jazz legends such as Jimmy Heath, Jimmy Owens, and Frank Wess, as well as the new generation of greats. Join them under the stars for this evening of big band swing standards as they celebrate the release of their new album.


Music
Cello Solo: From Bach to Flamenco
Elad Kabilio
July 16| 7:30 pm
NoHo Sound
Rediscover Bach's masterful cello music and immerse into Philip Glass' meditative music in an evening of music for cello solo performed by Elad Kabilio.
Featuring fascinating insights and anecdotes about the music, you'd be able to enjoy some of the most beautiful music for cello and transport yourself to Spain with a grand finale featuring fiery Flamenco music.


Art
Lili Almog Studio
Watersheds Moments- selection from the Jerusalem Bienale
thru August 14   The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery

Fiddler On The Roof (A Fidler Afn Dakh)
Translator Shraga Friedman
February 21, 2019 thru Jan 2020
Stage 42 @ The Little Shubert Theatre
Don't miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. The little town of Anatevka will bustle with the sounds of mame-loshn in the Yiddish language adaptation of Fiddler.
With direction by Oscar and Tony Award®-winner Joel Grey and the Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman, this production has been hailed as "a richer, deeper interpretation" by The Wall Street Journal, "a mitzvah" by Time Out New York, and AM New York gives it four stars, calling Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish "perfect."
Performed in Yiddish with English and Russian subtitles.