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Parshat Ha’azinu                                                       October 12, 2019  13 Tishrei, 5780
                                                        Rabbi Sacks on Ha’azinu
             ARTSCROLL  1100           In March 2015 I had a   quietly hostile to, the presence   For many decades, IQ, or
                  HERTZ   896          public conversation at Yale  of Jews among its students and   intelligence quotient, focused
                                       with the University’s   staff. Happily that has not been  attention on a set of
                                       President Peter Salovey.
                                                               the case since 1960 when its
                                                                                           cognitive and reasoning tests
                  HAFTORAH             The occasion was quite an  President, A. Whitney Griswold,   as the primary measure of
              ARTSCROLL 1205           emotional one. It       issued a directive that religion   intelligence, itself considered
                  HERTZ  904           celebrated the sixtieth   should play no role in the   as the best indicator of
                                       anniversary of the      admissions process. Today it is   ability as, for example, a
                                       Marshall Scholarships,   warmly welcoming to people of   military officer. It took
                 Bar Mitzvah                                   all faiths and ethnicities. Noting   another brilliant Jewish
                                       created by the British
                                       parliament as a way of
                       of                                                        that fact, the President pointed   psychologist of our time,
               Oliver Goldwyn          expressing thanks to the   out that not only was Yale that   Howard Gardner (of
                                       United States for the   afternoon hosting a rabbi, but   Harvard), to break this
                     Times             Marshall Plan, that helped  he too – Salovey – was Jewish   paradigm and argue for the
                                       Western Europe rebuild its  and the descendant of a great   idea of multiple intelligences.
                                       economies after the     rabbinic dynasty. Salovey is an   Solving puzzles is not the
           Candle Lighting      6:03 pm   Second World War. The   Anglicization of the name   only skill that matters. What
                                       scholarships fund       Soloveitchik.               Salovey and Mayer did was
           Mincha               6:05 pm   outstanding young                                to show that our ability to
                                       Americans to study at any   Thinking back to that occasion, I   understand and respond to
           Hashkama             8:00 am   university in the United   wondered whether there was a   not only our own emotions
                                       Kingdom. So, the        more than merely family     but also those of others is an
           Parsha Shiur         8:30 am   gathering that evening   connection between the   essential element of success
                                                               university president and his
                                       was about the links                                 in many fields, indeed of
           Main                 9:00 am   between Britain and the   great distant relative, Rabbi   human interaction in general.
                                                               Joseph Soloveitchik, the man
                                       United States, and the   known to generations of his   There are fundamental
           Beit Midrash         9:15 am   role of universities in   students at Yeshiva University   elements of our humanity
                                       cultivating that generosity                         that have to do with the way
                                       of spirit, epitomized by the   as simply, “The Rav.” Was there   we feel, not just the way we
           Gemara Shiur         4:55 pm                        an intellectual and spiritual link
                                       Marshall Plan, that                                 think. Even more
                                       understands the need to   also, however oblique? There is,   importantly, we need to
           Mincha               5:55 pm                        and it is significant. Peter
                                       build peace, not just wage                          understand how other people
                                       war. But it had another   Salovey’s great contribution to   feel – the gift of empathy – if
           Shabbat Ends         7:09 pm   emotional resonance. Yale   the thought of our time is the   we are to form a meaningful
                                       is one the world’s great   concept he formulated together   bond with them. That is what
           Sun. - Fri.        See Page 3   universities. Yet there was   with John Mayer in a landmark   the Torah is referring to
           Week’s Schedule               a time, between the 1920s   1989 article, namely emotional   when it says, “Do not
                                                               intelligence – popularized in
                                       and 1960s, when it had a   1995 by Daniel Goleman’s best-  oppress a stranger because
                   Latest Times for    reputation for being    selling book of the same title.   you know what it feels like to
                Shema/Shemoneh Esrei   guarded about, even                                 be a stranger” (Ex. 23:9).
                                                   Kiddush is sponsored by Talia & Sol Goldwyn
           Oct. 12          9:51/10:48 am
                                                 in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son Oliver
           Oct. 19          9:54/10:49 am   Kiddush on the first day of Sukkot in the Helene M. Fink Sukkah

                    Next Shabbat                                             is sponsored by Diane & David Rein
                 Chol HaMoed Sukkot                           in memory of their parents
                                                      Helene M. Fink z”l and Howard Rein z”l
           Candle Lighting      5:53 pm
                                                    Bima Flowers for Sukkot are sponsored by
           Mincha               5:55 pm                   Gail & Joe Notovitz and Farla & William Frumkin
                                                   in memory of their mother Miriam Frumkin z”l
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