Candle lighting time is 8:23
This week’s parshah is Ekev, a continuation of Moses’ farewell address. Moses promises the Children of Israel that if they obey the laws of the Torah, they will prosper in the Promised Land, but he also reminds them of their many failings after leaving Egypt, including the Golden Calf, Korach’s revolution, and the spies. The parshah also includes the second portion of the Shema, and this promise from Hashem, “For if ye shall diligently keep all this commandment which I command you, to do it, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, and to cleave unto Him, then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves…There shall no man be able to stand against you; the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as He hath spoken unto you.” It sounds so easy, but throughout our entire history keeping the commandments is a challenge that we have been, regrettably, unable to fulfill.
Don’t forget the super Kiddush following services this shabbos. Sponsored by the families of Joey Adwar and Cliff Zlotnik, the Kiddush will honor the 65th anniversary of Milt and Mimi Zlotnik.
Where Was God When I Needed Him?
Did you ever ask yourself the question, “Where was God when I needed Him?’ You may not have realized it, but he was right there with you. Consider this:
Who Is On First?
The answer to that one is easy if you are talking about the New York Mets. It’s a Jewish guy. When the Mets were in Pittsburgh a couple of weeks ago, Ike Davis (top), a Jew, started the first two games of the weekend series at first base. Davis got the day off on Sunday, and who started in his place? Josh Satin (bottom), another Jew. Two on the same team at the same position. Interesting.