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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot                                             October 19, 2019  20 Tishrei, 5780
                                                   Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot
                      TORAH
            SIDDUR, ARTSC., HERTZ
                 961,  504,  362       Every day, from the first   Parshat Emor. However, that   of all nations of the world. We
                                       day of Chol HaMo’ed     answer is not that simple.   are deeply concerned when
                     MAFTIR            Sukkot, including Shemini   Because throughout Pesach the   nations suffer from floods,
            SIDDUR, ARTSC., HERTZ      Atzeret, the Torah reading  Keri’at HaTorah does mention   fires, earthquakes and blood-
                 973,  896,  698       is from Parshat Pinchas.   eating Matzah, and Bikurim is   shed. We are descendants of
                                       We read a short portion   mentioned for Shavu’ot, as well   Avraham Avinu, who declared
                   HAFTORAH            which lists the special   as Shofar blowing for Rosh   at the purchase of land to the
            SIDDUR, ARTSC., HERTZ      korbanot that were offered  HaShana and fasting for Yom   people of Chet, I am a GER –
                973,  1243,  979       that day, and so too    Kippur, even though all of these   VETOSHAV, a foreigner and a
                                       throughout the Chag. As a  Mitzvot were mentioned in Emor.  resident in your land
                                       matter of fact on the first
                 Bar Mitzvah                                   Leaving Sukkot to be the only   (Bereishit 23:4). I am
                                       day of Chol HaMo’ed,
                       of                                                        Chag in which the Torah reading  different by keeping my own
                                                                                           way of life, yet at the same
                 Jacob Baum            which is the second day of  is devoid of any mention about   time I am a resident of your
                                                               the theme or Mitzvot of the
                                       Sukkot, we read three
                                       pesukim that list the   Chag.                       community. My uniqueness
                     Times             Temple sacrifices for the                           does not prevent me from
                                       second day of Yom Tov.   A suggested answer is that every   fulfilling all obligations of
           Hashkama             8:00 am   Now these three same   Yom Tov is focused exclusively   being a productive and useful
                                       pesukim we read for the   on us, the Jewish people. Pesach   citizen. So too on Sukkot, the
           Youth Minyan         8:30 am   Kohen, the Levi and two   WE were liberated from   Torah reminds us that
           Main                 8:45 am   Yisraelim. Four times we   Mitzrayim and on Shavu’ot WE   although we are an AM
                                                               received the Torah. But Sukkot is
                                       read the same three                                 LEVADAD YISHKON, a nation
           Beit Midrash         9:15 am   Pesukim, and we do this   different. True, the Sukkah   that lives in solitude
                                       every day until Shemini   certainly reflects our    (Bamidbar 23:9) and not
           Kohelet is read this        Atzeret. What is most   acknowledgement to HaShem for   even counted together with
           morning                     interesting and strange   our forty year survival in the   them. It is not written that
           Gemara Shiur         4:45 pm   about this daily Torah   desert and our eternal survival   there are 71 nations of the
                                                               throughout the exile; while the 4
                                       reading is that nothing                             world, but rather, 70 plus 1-
           Mincha               5:45 pm   about Sukkot as a unique   Species represent our   we are not counted together
                                       holiday is mentioned; not   gratefulness for Eretz Yisrael. But   with them. But, we are also
           Shabbat Ends         6:58 pm   its name, not the mitzvah   the korbanot, namely the   citizens of the world, we are
           Sun. Oct. 20      7:00/8:30 am   of Sukkah, and not the   seventy parim (bulls) that we   members in the society of
                                                               read about on Sukkot correspond
           Hoshana Rabbah                mitzvah of Etrog and   to the seventy nations of the   nations and it is our
                                         Lulav. The Abarbanel   world. (Mesechta Sukkah 55b).   obligation to be mitpallel for
                                                                                           all mankind. That is the
                                       notices this and simply
           Yom Tov                                                               The Torah readings therefore
           Schedule           See Page 2     says that these Mitzvot   remind us that we have an   message of Sukkot.
                                         were already mentioned in   obligation to pray for the welfare
           Wed. & Fri.       6:45/7:45 am
           Thurs.            6:35/7:45 am         Kiddush and Bima Flowers are sponsored by
                                                                  Emma & Bart Baum
           Mincha                5:45 pm
                                                in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son Jakob
                   Latest Times for
                Shema/Shemoneh Esrei          Bima Flowers in the Beit Midrash are sponsored by
                                                                  Hindi & Ben Lunzer
           Oct. 19          9:54/10:49 am
                                            in honor of the engagement of their daughter Rachel
           Oct. 26          9:58/10:51 am
                                           to Mordy Weinstein son of Chaim and Rachel Weinstein
                    Next Shabbat
                     Bereishit                            Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by
                                                              Steven & Robyn Blumner
           Candle Lighting      5:43 pm
                                                  in memory of his father, Henry Blumner z”l,
           Mincha               5:45 pm
                                                 Tzvi Yehoshua ben Chaim on his 10th yahrtzeit
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