eShabbos
Parshas Toldos
November 20-21, 2020
5 Kislev, 5781
Please come to our outdoor kiddush and revel in unseasonably pleasant weather and to drink a special l’chaim with our baal simcha (see below) and to our siyum mesechta!
Ohav Sholom's kiddush sponsorship is back!

Take advantage of our reduced rates and pandemic-friendly food selection to honor your loved ones or celebrate a life cycle. Please contact the shul office today.
MAZEL TOV!

Ohav Sholom extends a hearty mazel tov to member Jay Domb upon the engagement of his daughter, who lives in Israel. A hearty mazel tov to our good friend and supporter, Sam Domb, upon the engagement of his dear granddaughter! 

We will share more information (and hopefully pictures!) as soon as possible. May the new couple build a true bayis ne’eman in Israel! Mazel tov!
SIYUM MESECHTA EIRUVIN & START PESACHIM!

It’s hard to believe but after months of hard work, we are finishing mesechta Eiruvin this Sunday! A huge mazel tov to our daf chaburah for this incredible achievement. 

We are equally excited to announce that the next tractate in daf yomi is Pesachim, which will commence bright and early, Monday morning, at 6:30 am. Due to COVID, we were giving the daf these last few months after shacharis. We now revert to our earlier schedule, 45 minutes before daily shacharis.

Please join us! This is my third cycle of learning and teaching the daf yomi shiur at Ohav Sholom and it just gets better and better! Our current shiur emphasizes the Tosafos commentary and relevant halacha l’maiseh, practical Jewish Law, throughout the daf.

Please do not delay another day! Now is the time to plunge into in-depth learning and become a true talmid chochom. Over the years, I’ve heard from so many people how they regret not taking up the study of Gemara until too late. DON’T BE THAT PERSON
Bottom line: I am respectfully asking every male member of Ohav Sholom to join me “live” or on ZOOM for the daily daf yomi shiur. We are looking for 100% participation! I’ll see you at the Daf!
DVAR TORAH: WHO IS DIVINE?
  "וַיִּתְרֹצֲצוּ הַבָּנִים בְּקִרְבָּהּ וַתֹּאמֶר אִם כֵּן לָמָּה זֶּה אָנֹכִי וַתֵּלֶךְ לִדְרֹשׁ אֶת יְהוָה"

“And the children struggled together within her, and she said, ‘If it is so (I have so much pain) why did I want this (pregnancy)?’ And she went to inquire of G-d.” 

The commentators explain that Rivka went to the yeshiva of Shem to learn what would happen to her. 

I find it remarkable that the Torah refers to Torah scholars as if they were G-d! 

Well, on one level, the Talmud teaches that ruach hakodesh, the divine spirit, resides with great talmidei chachomim. 

We may also suggest that Torah scholars literally morph into a piece of holiness, ah shtik kedusha, by dint of their immersion in Torah, the repository of Holiness, and by “clinging” to G-d through following and imitating His perfect ways.

We observe then, by diligent Torah study we too can become a kedosh elyon and a manifestation of Hashem’s presence in this world! Let’s do it! 
Have a wonderful shabbos,

See you in shul!

Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman
מרא דאתרא קנג. אוהב שׁלום

Erev shabbos kodesh Toldos 5781
Shabbos Timetable
Friday, Erev Shabbos Kodesh
Daf Yomi 6:45 AM
Shacharis 7:25 AM
Candle Lighting 4:15 PM
Mincha/KS 4:25 PM

Shabbos Kodesh
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Kiddush 10:45 AM
Mincha 4:10 PM
Daf Yomi
Maariv/Shabbos Ends /Havdala 5:17 PM

IMPORTANT
COVID INFORMATION
Due to the unfortunate continued uptick in COVID cases, Ohav Sholom is now re-requiring registration for all minyanim going forward. 

You can email/text /WhatsApp the number of attendees and we will confirm your attendance:  rabbi@osnyc.org or 
917-405-7222. 
Your health and the health of others are of the utmost importance at Ohav Sholom.

Thank you for your compliance and strict adherence to the rules.   

Do not come to services if:
1.) you are sick or feel unwell, 
2.) you are required by New York to quarantine or self-isolate, or 
3.) you have had COVID within the past 14 days.

Also, if you have determined that you developed or tested positive for COVID within 5 days of attending services at Ohav Sholom, you must notify Rabbi Mehlman of that fact and of the services at Ohav Sholom which you attendedThank you.
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270 West 84th Street, New York, NY 10024
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