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Daf LaKorei

Shabbat Chukas 

June 23rd - June 29th, 2018

Tammuz 10 - 16 Tammuz, 5778

DVAR TORAH

    

Always find time to study Torah.

"THIS IS THE TORAH, IF A PERSON DIES IN A TENT..." (Bamidbar 19:14)

     The Sages (Brochos 63b) state that the Torah only endures with those who die over it. This seems very puzzling since the Torah is for living, as it states (Vayikra 18:5), "And you shall live with them (the commandments)."

    The Chofetz Chayim made the following analogy. A very accomplished merchant was so busy taking care of the customers who came to his store that he had no time to devote for the study of Torah. He noticed one day that his hair was turning gray, a sure sign of aging. He knew that the day he would leave this world was drawing closer. He therefore decided that he would visit the synagogue to pray with a minyan and to study Torah for several of hours.

    When he finally returned to the store, his wife was frantic. So many people were waiting for service that she alone could not attend to them. “How dare you come so late” she declared.    

    He calmly replied to, "What would I do if the Angel of Death came to me and told me that my time in this world was up? Could I tell him that I can't go yet, since I'll miss out on customers? If I were already dead I would not be able to come to the store. Therefore, each day let us imagine for a couple of hours that I have already died. This way I am able to study Torah each day."

    This, said the Chofetz Chayim, “is what the Sages are advising us. You might be very busy and feel that you do not have any time to study Torah. However, if you will just view yourself as if you were already dead, you will find the time to study Torah. Torah is the one item which gives life to those who study it”.

    When doctors told Rabbi Akiva Eger (a great sage in the 17 century) that he might not live much longer if he continued his intensive study of Torah, he replied, "If I study Torah, I may not live much longer; if I discontinue my studies of Torah, I certainly will not live much longer. Doubt must not prevail against certainty!"

     I am not advising any one in our shul to play dead. However, it is incumbent upon each and every one of us to find time during the week and devote it to the study of Torah. We have great opportunities in our shul for the study of Torah. We have a Daf Yomi every morning after the first Minyan. Following the second Minyan is a Shuir in Sefer Hamitzvos going through the 613 Mitzvos. Thursday nights we get together in different homes for a Shuir and dinner. Every Monday night Partners in Torah gets together, each partnership learning their respective torah subject. Plug yourself to a Shiur and you have attached yourself to a tree of life.

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                                                                   Wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom                                                             Rabbi and Rebitzin Yisroel & Raizee Perelson



REFUAH SHLEIMAH

Leib ben Toiba Magdolena Szigeti, Yossi Chetrit, Michael Weisblatt, Jonathan Hanon, Meir Kadosh, Reuven Zwick, Fanny Podolsky, Louise Nissenbaum, Irene Jacobs, Zita Yakubovich, Samuel Richmond, Bella Nortman, Sharolta Gollender, Melissa Nosomowitz, Eugene Galpert, Sally Fliegelman, Nissim Yedin, Judith Jackier, Lisa Weiselberg, Ann Bieber, Louis Gross, Lawrence & Carol Kaufman, Louis Kirsch, Florence Birnbaum, Binyamin Joyce, Marlene Nussbaum, Sol Glickstein, Zelig & Miriam Kindler, Breindy Teitelbaum, Avraham Daniel ben Devorah Tova, Luba bas Faiga (mother of Mr. Alex Zinger), PP Charles R. Harary, Rose Bronheim, Brenda Iosefson,  Tzilia Adamsky, Alex ben Leah, Helene Galletta, Gitel bat Sarah, Esther bat Janja, Ann Chesler, Nissim ben Tamar, Irina bat Bayla, Erica bat Tila Elka, Tzipora bat Rajzi, Malka Shoshana bat Batya Nechama, Rochale Batya bat Chana Masha, Ronie ben Tzipora, Rivfka Deborah bat Gitel, Adam Meister, Yenti bas Chaya, Pesach ben Bayla, Sima Rochel bat Yehudit

 



Mazal Tov

 

Mr. Robert Sendzischew on the upcoming marriage to Melanie Smith. The wedding will be in L.A on June 26. Everyone is invited to the Aufruf on the Shabbos of June 23.

  Mazal Tov Jenni & Menachem Shilcrat upon the birth of a baby boy. To the proud grandmother Heidi Tabrisky. The Bris will be Thursday Morning at Rabbi Rappaport’s Shul.  

 

 

KIDDUSH

 

 Kiddush Sponsor: Mr. Robert Sendzischew on the upcoming marriage to Melanie Smith.

       Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Efrat Weisblatt in honor of the Aufruf & upcoming marriage of Robert Sendzischew to Melanie Smith.

 

 Seudah Shlishit:  By the Congregation of Flatbush Park Jewish Center.

 

Nedivei  Yom:Mrs. Erica Yankovich in memory of her beloved mother, Rozsi (Tachi Neni) Bressler A”H, Mr. Jeffrey Pomerantz in memory of his beloved uncle, Arnold Rosenbaum A”H, Mrs. Helayne Leibowitz in memory of her beloved father, Bernard Mirkin A”H, Mr. Philip Levine in memory of his beloved father, Samuel Jospeh Levine A”H, Mrs. Alice Markowitz in memory of her beloved father, Sidney Nathanson A”H, Mr. Peter Blumkin in memory of his beloved father, Gregory Blumkin A”H, Mr. Stanley Leinweber in memory of his beloved mother, Adele Leinweber A”H, Mr. Vladimir Shlyaf in memory of his beloved father, Samuel Shlyaf A”H,


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

Daf Yomi Shiur given by Rabbi Yisacher Parnes Every Weekday Morning at 7:00am – 7:45am, Every Sunday Morning 8:45am – 9:30am   

               

 

   LEARNING PROGRAMS AT FLATBUSH PARK

  • Every morning, 8am, after Shachrit - Halacha Yomit w/R. Perelson
  • Every evening between Mincha & Mariv -  w/R. Perelson
  • Thursday evenings 8:30-9:30pm - Talmud Class w/R. Perelson
  • Monday through Friday, 9-10am - Shiur w/R. Perelson, including full breakfast of bagels & lox, cereal, coffee.
  • Monday night 8-9:15pm - Partners in Torah for Men & Women
  • Tuesday 10-11:15am - Womens Shiur w/R. Judith Zwick
  • Shabbos schedule includes "On The  Main Drasha @ 10:45, Men & Women's Talmud study @ 3;45 and a D'var Torah at Seudah Shlishit


Bikur Cholim: Looking for volunteers to  visit people who are homebound, and drive those who would like to come to morning and evening Minyan.

Please contact Helen Birnbaum @ 718.253.2690.
Your Chesed will benefit you for eternity. 
If you know of anyone in need of Bikur Cholim help, please notify the FPJC office at 718-444-6868.


Anyone who would like to HOST a Torah event in memory of a Parent, please contact Rabbi Yisroel Perelson at 718.444.6868 or Email - RabbiYPerelson@optonline.net


 THE  LEVAYAH  PROGRAM, sponsored by the Orthodox Union (OU), is designed to be of major financial assistance to Jewish families in the event of family loss and the funeral arrangements with our local chapels. All individual family members of the OU are entitled to significant cost savings at those difficult times. You must, however, be an OU member, cost $54 per year. Now is the time to make that call, before the need, Rachmana Litzlan, arises. Call 212.563.4000. May all your calls be for Simchos.

Sat, June 23 2018 10 Tammuz 5778