e-Newsletter Shabbos Parshas Ki Savo

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In loving memory of Rabbi Joshua B. Gordon ob"m 

What's New @ Chabad

Please stop by Chabad, Friday between 4:30 and 5 PM to pick up your kiddush to go! Looking forward to seeing you there! 

If you would like to sponsor a Kiddush to go, please email Jewishtarzana@gmail.com or call Meredith at 818-758-1818.

Click here for a comprehensive library of articles and discussions about this week's Parsha. Please remember to print them before Shabbos.
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We will be offering 2 separate options for the daytime services on both days of Rosh Hashana. (details regarding Yom Kippur services to follow shortly.)

Option #1: Early Rosh Hashana Minyan: 8:00 am – 11:15 am

Option #2: 1-Hour Torah Reading/Shofar Service 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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If you have already reserved, then by default, your reservation is for the 8 am Early Minyan. To change to the 11:30 am One Hour Service, please email us at jewishtarzana@gmail.com

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An overview of Jewish Mysticism, Kabbalah, and Chassidism

Class given by Rabbi Ari Herzog

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The Power of Prayer:

An in depth journey through the daily morning prayers exploring their origins, history and meaning.

- Given by Rabbi Mayer Greene. 
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Parsha and Pandemic:

Insights from the weekly parsha and how to relate them to our daily lives, especially during these unprecedented challenging times.

- Given by Rabbi Mordechai Einbinder
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A thought for the week

Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of the Chabad movement, was the Torah reader in his synagogue. One year, when this week’s Torah portion—Ki Tavo—was to be read, he was out of town so a substitute reader was called in.

As the reader reached the section of the portion describing the horrible curses that will befall the Jewish people if they do not adhere to the Torah’s laws, the Rebbe’s son and eventual successor, Rabbi Dovber (who at the time was a child), fainted. When he was revived, they asked him what happened. He replied that he could not handle hearing all the curses. Asked why this year was different than past years, he responded: “When my father reads, I don’t hear curses…”

In addition to the meaning behind his words being that his father, the holy Alter Rebbe, read more than just the words on the surface, but the deeper meaning of the words (and thus the hidden blessings concealed within the curses), he also alluded to the fact that when a parent reprimands a child, the child should recognize its importance.

And of course, as parents we must remember that even when a child deserves reprimand, it must come from a place of love. That way the child will surely respond in kind.

Shabbat shalom.

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Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting (Ki Tavo):
Friday, Sep. 4
6:57 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Sep. 5
7:58 pm
Torah Portion: Ki Savo

Pirkei Avos: Chapter 3 & 4

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Mincha - 7:10 pm

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Sunday & Monday - 8:00 am
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Sunday - Thursday - 7:05 pm

Quote of the Day
Against your will you are formed, against your will you are born, against your will you live, against your will you die...
— Ethics of the Fathers 4:22

Parshat Ki Tavo

Moses instructs the people of Israel: When you enter the land that G‑d is giving to you as your eternal heritage, and you settle it and cultivate it, bring the first-ripened fruits(bikkurim) of your orchard to the Holy Temple, and declare your gratitude for all that G‑d has done for you.

Our Parshah also includes the laws of the tithes given to the Levites and to the poor, and detailed instructions on how to proclaim the blessings and the curses on Mount Gerizim and Mount Eival—as discussed in the beginning of the Parshah of Re’eh. Moses reminds the people that they are G‑d’s chosen people, and that they, in turn, have chosen G‑d

The latter part of Ki Tavo consists of the Tochachah (“Rebuke”). After listing the blessings with which G‑d will reward the people when they follow the laws of the Torah, Moses gives a long, harsh account of the bad things—illness, famine, poverty and exile—that shall befall them if they abandon G‑d’s commandments.

Moses concludes by telling the people that only today, forty years after their birth as a people, have they attained “a heart to know, eyes to see and ears to hear.”