"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 Vayeitzei
Friday, November 12, 2021 / 8 Kislev 5782
Thank you to the Fried Family for graciously hosting the minyan
for the month of November & December! Please join us in this beautiful backyard location for both Friday night and Shabbos day davening

1124 South Wetherly Drive
between Pico & Whitworth Drive

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Happy Birthday to Howard Reichman, Nili Salem and David Cohen!

FRIDAY, November12
4:15--PM--Pre-Mincha L'chaims
4:33   PM--Candle lighting
4:35--PM--Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat 

SATURDAY, November 13
8:30--AM -Weekly Parsha class with David Sacks
10:30 AM--Krias HaTorah followed by Mussaf
5:30--PM--Shabbat ends
Reb Shlomo Carlebach zt"l 
on Vayeitzei
(Via Stuie Wax)

Hidden and Revealed Beauty

The Zohar Hakodesh (Zohar Vayeitzei 153b-154b) tells us that Rachel was so beautiful that you saw how lovely she was as soon as you looked at her. But you had to look at Leah many times before you could see her beauty. Still the real question is, after looking at Leah - gevalt, could you see the redemption of the world? Leah was the mother of Mashiach. Could you ever doubt for one second that Leah was beautiful?
Rachel was Alma De'isgalya, the revealed world, and Leah was Alma De'iskasya, the hidden world. Sometimes you see somebody pass by and you don't notice anything. Then they pass by again, and you take another look. And this time - pshh, you can't believe what you are seeing. And you think, "How could I not have seen this the first time?" But the truth is, it's always both - Mashiach ben Yosef and Mashiach ben Dovid, Rachel and Leah. They go together... the outside beauty and the inside beauty.
These two play a major function in our daily lives. There are times when we look at the world and are clearly able to see G-d’s goodness, but sometimes when you take a look at the world - you don’t see G-d’s goodness right away. Only later on do you realize it was good. 
Leah became the soulmate of Ya’akov at night, which means that there are these holy lights which come from a hidden world when you can’t see and it's dark. G-d gives them to you at night, in the time of exile when everything is down. But then it says, “Vayehi Baboker Vehinei Hee Leah (Bereishis 29:25),” in the morning we realize how great the lights were at night.
I bless you and me that we should always be blessed to see the hidden and the revealed beauty!

Good Shabbos!
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David Sacks’ Spiritual Tools For An Outrageous World 
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Aryeh Leib ben Yita
Miriam bat Elana
Ava bat Elana Esther
Yehoshua Emmanuel ben Laleh Rachel
Margalite Gedalia bat Karen
Chaya Leah Bas Yaffa 
Avraham Etz Chaim ben Devora 
Chaya Tzivia bat Miriam
Daniel Ben Carol
Eliezer Ben Reuma
Yedidya Moshe Ben Mira Miriam
Avraham Ben Chana Hinda
Yosef Azriel Ben Chaya Michal