Services this Shabbat in our sanctuary and online
Face Masks are REQUESTED and SUGGESTED due to surge in Covid cases!

May 14, 2022 Shabbat
10 AM Service

Parshat Emor begins with the laws regarding the Kohanim, the priests and their families. then continues with additional laws regarding animals to be brought for sacrifice, and in Leviticus chapter 23 a review of the holidays of the year. There are a few interesting additions to the text. In Leviticus 23:22 we are once again commanded to cut corners when reaping our harvest, and leaving those unharvested corners for the poor and the stranger. Perhaps this is due to the proximity of these rules to the mention of the Shavuot holiday which celebrates the harvest. It is a reminder that the Torah demanded that we take care of the poor and the stranger, but specifically ruled that we do not take money that we earned to pay for their welfare. Rather, the poor would have to work for their "public assistance" by doing the same work the rich had to do, namely, harvest the part of the fields that were left by the landowners. The system of taxation that we have today removes the onus from the poor to have to do the same work as the rich to feed their family, and it places unnecessary resentment of the poor upon those who do the work and then are taxed so the government can give money to the poor. Hopefully we'll find a way to return to the Torah's ideal!

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Yahrzeits for
This Week
(Light the Yahrzeit Candle the evening before)

Friday, May 13, 2022 Iyyar 12 5782
Samuel P. Cohen, Hannah Hacker, Emanuel Harris, Mania Kornblau,
Janet Popky, Miriam Sims, Morris Yelen

Saturday, May 14, 2022 Iyyar 13 5782
E. Philip Israel, Celia Krasno, Hanne Tischler

Sunday, May 15, 2022 Iyyar 14 5782
Franklyn Davis, Sadie Goldstein, Dora Jordan, Joel Kislin

Monday, May 16, 2022 Iyyar 15 5782
David Ginsburgh. Harry Sulkes

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Iyyar 16 5782
Sarah Cohen, Anna G. Hyman, Clarence Ky Levin, Harold Meyer
Jacob Rabinowitz, Gerald Savitz, Yettie Wisoker

Wednesday. May 18, 2022 Iyyar 17 5782
Leonard Gonchar, Wolfe Harris, Abe Morris, Sam Sumner,
Frances Wasserstrom

Thursday, May 19, 2022 Iyyar 18 5782
Joseph Dorf, Manny Judd, Morton Kaufman

Friday, May 20, 2022 Iyyar 19 5782
Mary Fierman

~May their Memories Serve as a Blessing~

Bible and Bagels
is Sunday, May 22
In the Sanctuary
9:30 am service
10:00 Study
In the Vestry

This Monday, May 16
6:00 pm
Book Club meeting ZOOM ONLY
Interested in Joining? Please email Ann Smith for the Zoom info!