I am sure that I speak for all of us as we join our voice in Tefilla for all of those who have been touched by the horrible tragedy that took place in Meron (Israel) yesterday. I Daven that the injured will be healed and that those who have lost loved ones will be comforted.
I would like to dedicate this week's Lag b'Omer podcast learning to the merit of a complete recovery for those who are suffering, as well as in the memory of the lives taken away from us. May we know no more sorry.
I hope that you enjoy the look and layout our new email format. Kudos to Devorah Brodkin for making this happen! Plus, make sure to check out our website for links to more community information.
I’m excited to announce that on Rosh Chodesh Sivan, our community will be joined virtually by the renowned Torah scholar, Rav Ahron Lopiansky. Make sure to mark your calendar for May 12, 7:30 pm for Rabbi Lopiansky’s talk on “Planting the Tree of Torah” as we prepare for Shavuot. We plan to have a great Chag at Kesser Israel, including a Kids' Ice Cream Social on the second day of Shavuot (see below). PLUS, we will be offering a Tikkun Leil Shavuot on Sunday evening May16. More details will follow next week!
Today, Lag B’Omer, marks the Yahrzeit of Rebbi Shimon Bar Yochai. It also marks the day that Shimon Bar Yochai revealed the Zohar, that great light of Kabbalistic wisdom, to the world. Lag B’Omer is a time that points us toward the light of Torah. To connect to that, we need to understand the life and legacy of Rebbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Our live Zoom Drasha will return Wednesday, May 5 at 7:30 pm.
Shabbat Shalom & happy Lag B’Omer!
Rabbi Ken Brodkin