July 26th, 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
BBQ Dinner Reservations Required
Evening service
Morning Service 
Evening Service
8:00  pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm 
  Forecast: 86/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 
Nancy Vorbach
Hilda Froelke
Jill Rosenberg
Ellen Yuder
Ana & Ira Erlichman

Saturday 7/27
Morning Service 9:30 am
Minha, S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 7:45 pm
Thursday 8/1
Visiting Scholar Rabbi David Fine - lecture topic "American Jewish History" 3:00 pm
Friday 8/2
Friday Evening Service 7:00 pm
Torah Reading 931                Haftarah 938

As his reward for his zealousness (in last week's sidra), Pinhas is promised by God that his descendants would be in the possession of the High Priesthood for succeeding generations. God also extends to Pinhas his special covenant of peace.
In preparation for the conquest of Canaan, Moses and Elazar are commanded to take a census of the Israelites to ascertain the number of males above the age of twenty eligible for military service. This census will also provide the basis for the division of the land among the tribes based upon their population. The total is slightly more than 600,000.
Since the apportionment of the land and all future inheritances are restricted to male family members, the case of the late Tzelofchad's five daughters requires special adjudication. The matter is submitted to God by Moses, who is then informed that daughters may inherit if there are no sons.
God discloses to Moses that his end is near. Moses' immediate concern is for the welfare of the people and he asks that a successor with certain qualities be appointed. Moses is directed to present Joshua to the nation.
The sidra concludes with a comprehensive description of all public sacrifices offered daily, weekly and on holidays.  
  Tonight: BBQ by advance reservation only
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
What If They're Not Coming for the Jews This Time?  Trump poses a new test for the American Jewish community   
Written by David Frum, it appeared in The Atlantic
Related to the article is this piece:
Senator's Speech on "Cosmopolitan Elites": Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle or Poli-Sci Speak?                                       Missouri's Josh Hawley says anyone who sees parallels between his speech and anti-Jewish propaganda have "lost their minds."   
And this Netflix allegory is also relevant to What If They're Not Coming for the Jews This Time?

The Magistocrats of "˜Neo Yokio"  
Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig's anime series portrays the perils of Jewish assimilation in high society                         


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 
Jeffrey Adler will be observing yahrzeit for his sister, Gail Frankfort on Friday evening, July 26th
Hennie Ostrower will be observing yahrzeit for her sister, Gertrude Kartzmer on Fritday evening, July 26th
Lucille Laufer will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Betty Schoenfeld on Fritday evening, July 26th
Ann Oster will be observing yahrzeit for her husband,  Abe Oster on Sunday evening, July 28th
Larry Lesh will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Paul Lesh on Monday evening, July 29th
Jeffrey Adler will be observing yahrzeit for his mother-in-law, Mimi Lustig on Monday evening, July 29th
Larry Lesh will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Goldie Lesh on Tuesday evening, July 30th
Rochelle Carus will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Selma Edelman on Thursday evening, August 1st
Regina Friedman will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Sidney Friedman on Thursday evening, August 1st

Important/Interesting Reads
This survey would indicate that the recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks, both verbal and physical, come from a minority on the margins of American society, and that anti-Semitism is not spreading:
Survey: Americans Feel Warmly Toward Jews                                                                          
More on the Survey:  
Americans Love the Jews, But Don't Know Much On Judaism                                                 
Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, wants a binational state. Omar is a harsh critic but supports two states. Tlaib and Omar back boycotts, Pressley opposes them, and Ocasio-Cortez has not made her views clear on the issue.
500 Refugees And Migrants Watched Yiddish 'Fiddler On The Roof' Together - 'This Is My Story'                            
The 25th anniversary of the AMIA attack was last week:

U.S. Offers $7 Million for Hizbullah Agent Wanted for Argentina Attack 
5 Jewish Things To Know About Boris Johnson    

Israel Youth Basketball Team Wins European Title for Second Year  
Bibi Prevails   
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now the country's longest-serving leader. Despite his controversies, he continues to win public support for his handle on security and raising Israel on the international stage    
Israel to Begin Gas Exports to Egypt Within Months                                                            
J Street sponsored its version of Birthright this summer "Let My People Know". Below are 2 reactions by its participants: Jstreet Trip Exposed Me to the Failures of Zionism    
What J Street's Anti-Birthright Trip Taught Us                                                      

BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism
Bon Jovi Returns To Israel, BDS Be Damned   His band performed last night in Tel Aviv's HaYarkon Park                                             
Be sure not to misinterpret this: it is a resolution; it has no force; it is not legislation. Still, the overwhelming support it received from both parties, is very encouraging:
CNN Labels Overwhelming House Vote (398-17) Condemning Israel Boycotts "Divisive" 
Please note: This list does not include the  "Squad's" Rep.  Ayanna Pressley or Rep John Lewis (mentioned a few articles down) both of whom voted in favor of the bill:

List of the 17 Members Of Congress Voted Against Condemning BDS   

HOUSE PASSES BILL THAT CALLS TO SANCTION PALESTINIAN TERROR GROUPS                                                              The new legislation directs the president to impose at least two different financial sanctions on the people or agencies that are identified as assisting such groups.                                           
These next 2 pieces get to the crux of the BDS matter: is the Boycott anti-Jewish/Israel discrimination, or is it an assertion of freedom of speech?  And Rep Lewis' pro-Israel credentials are impeccable!
In their zeal to punish Israel, the movement's proponents push for violations of non-discrimination laws.                     

Ilhan Omar's Pro-BDS Bill Is Gaining Momentum - Thanks To A Surprising Supporter, Rep. John Lewis       
This is what's missing from Corbyn's admission: he fails to see any connection between his attitudes toward Israel or the Palestinians and terrorists as contributing to the anti-Semitism that is rife in his Labour Party:

Jeremy Corbyn Admits his Labour Party Has an Anti-Semitism Problem      
Guardian Editorial: Anti-Semitism in Labour Disfigures British Politics                                   

In Canada! Who'd believe it?
Jews Are The Most Targeted Minority Group in Canada
Israeli Embassy in Finland Attacked for 15th Time in Past 18 Months
Finnish officials have expressed concern over the attacks but have not taken real action against their perpetrators 
I don't understand why they don't  just beef up security (including using the military):

Israeli Soccer Fans Banned from Center of Strasbourg Over Anti-Semitism Fears at Soccer Game and here                  

The Palestinians
I was tempted to post this finding under anti-Semitism:

At Los Angeles Times, Only Israeli Leaders Are "Hard-Liners"   
Jason Greenblatt: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Will Not Be Decided by International Consensus or International Law  
The Myth of Hebron's Shuhada Street 
The PA's Creeping Takeover of Area C in the West Bank Despite the Oslo Accords                                                       
Hamas Under Fire for Failed Policies    
Gaza Media Feel Economic Squeeze                                                                       
Palestinian Journalist Describes How Hamas Brings Kids to Front Line to Die
(Be sure to watch the accompanying 8-minute video)                                            

U.S. Blocks UN Rebuke of Israeli Demolition of Illegal Construction         Palestinians Call for Blacklisting Arab Journalists for Visiting Israel  
Saudi Journalist: "Israeli People Are Similar to Mine"

Iran / Syria / Hezbollah                               

Pop Culture

Daniel Radcliffe Learns the Tragic Impact of Anti-Semitism on His Family
The Harry Potter actor learned the story of the anti-Semitism his great-grandfather dealt with - and it brought him to tears.                                         
Eugene Levy on His Emmy Nods and the Heart of "Schitt's Creek"                                                            

Want To Look Like Midge Maisel? Revlon Is Selling Her Signature Color.     
Kippah-Wearing Orthodox Jew Wins Obstacle Course TV Show                                                          


The U.S. Role in Combating Global Antisemitism
August 7 at 1:00 P.M.
The US State Department has played a critical role in combating global Antisemitism through its office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism. Elan Carr, newly appointed to the post, has already made a significant impact in the fight against the world's oldest hatred. How does the US currently see the problem of global Antisemitism? What are we doing to address it?

Elan Carr
Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism
U.S. Department of State

David Bernstein
JCPA President & CEO

To learn more and register,

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. 
June 13, 6-8PM

The Day
Jacob's Pillow
July 31- August 4
Jacob's Pillow
World-renowned cellist Maya Beiser, legendary dancer Wendy Whelan, and seminal choreographer Lucinda Childs join forces to present the highly-anticipated world premiere of THE DAY, with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.
This momentous melding of multi-genre creative genius, created collaboratively by Beiser and Childs, explores memory, life's journey, resilience, and survival of the soul through the shared language of music and dance. THE DAY was co-commissioned by Jacob's Pillow.