Parshas Vayishlach
November 19-20, 2021
16 Kislev, 5782
Shalom and hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. 

Join me for uplifting davening, a great kiddush, and outstanding learning throughout shabbos! 

As always, coffee and cake will be served shabbos morning before davening. Check out our new fridge stocked with an assortment of milk varieties in back of the shul!
Enjoy a super gala delicious hot kiddush this shabbos sponsored by our dear members, Dr. Barry & Caryn Pomerantz, to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Barry's dear mother, Miriam Pomerantz, Miriam bas Yakov Tzvi, a"h.
May her neshama enjoy a big aliyah in gan eden! Amen.

Our first class discussed maaser k’safim, tithing one’s income, in depth and at great length, both from a historical prospective and practical application. 

Last week we focused on self defense in halacha and the Torah’s mandate to fight and go to war under certain circumstances. 

Thanks to last weeks shiur sponsor, Dr. Bernard Cohen, for a delicious gourmet Chinese dinner. Yum!

Don’t miss next week’s exciting class! 

Next week’s shiur and dinner is generously sponsored by Alan Stern. 

A delicious dinner will be served each week. Sponsorships are available. Thank you and I’ll see you there.
Join me this upcoming Chanukah for Ohav Sholom's annual
Friday Night Chanukah Extravaganza! 
Our incredible dinner will feature outstanding celebrities and enthusiastic friends of Israel and the Jewish People, Rita Cosby and Curtis Sliwa, who will be dining with us and formally addressing our shul and community. 
Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner complete with sufganiyot, entertainment and guest speakers.
Only $45 for members and $55 for non members.
Don’t miss this rare and exciting event! Extremely limited seating.
A Torah Thought From the Chumash Shiur of
Rav Dovid Feinstein zt"l
(As heard and adapted by Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman)

“Yaakov was greatly frightened… he divided the people with him... into two camps.” 

This posuk intones the future of the Jewish People as a dark harbinger was given to us as a predictor of our destiny. 

Am Yisroel will be divided into two encampments, two distinct distributions of populations.  

There will always be two separate groups of Jews, and divided by geographic regions. 

We will have the Yishuv in Eretz Yisroel and another in Babylon. 

There will be Jews living in America and also Europe. The Eastern hemisphere and the Western hemisphere. 

And who knows if in the future, the Jewish People will set up an outpost on the moon? 

What is certain is that sometime in the future we will split again…

In our own time we see how there are Jews dispersed around the globe, spread out to the four corners of the world. It is Hashem who is ingeniously orchestrating these complex societal movements. 

And these dispersions are critical for our national survival. 

For who knows which one settlement is destined, “l’flata, so the other camp may yet escape!” 

Obviously, it is Hashem who knows this secret and no mortal man can comprehend His future plans. 

Indeed, we must realize that even in the darkest hour, in the concentration camps, during the cursed “selections,” it was Hashem who chose who would live or die and not a mere human being. 

Even this was a manifestation of “dividing the people,” albeit one beyond our comprehension. 
Have an wonderful shabbos,

I'll see you in Shul!

Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman
מרא דאתרא קנג. אוהב שׁלום

Erev shabbos kodesh Vayishlach 5782 
eShabbos Timetable
Friday, Erev Shabbos
Candle Lighting: 4:16 PM
Mincha/KS: 4:25 PM

Shabbos, Parshas Vayishlach
Shacharis: 9:00 AM
Kiddush: 11:15 AM
Mincha: 4:10 PM
Daf Yomi 
Maariv/Shabbos Ends: 5:18PM
CURRENT COVID PROTOCOLS (Updated November 2021)
All unvaccinated people, regardless of age, must wear masks in the sanctuary. 
Unvaccinated people age 12 and older may not attend indoor kiddush. 
When bringing a guest, one is responsible to communicate the shul’s policies regarding vaccination and masking.
Procedures may change, depending on the situation in New York and governmental guidelines
Congregation Ohav Sholom (212) 877-5850