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Shabbos Va'eira

 

 

 

3 Shevat- 9 Shevat 5781 

January 16, 2021 - January 22, 2021

DVAR TORAH

    

During the plague of hail:

"THE WHEAT AND SPELT WERE NOT DAMAGED, FOR THEY WERE LATE RIPENING." (Shmos 9:32)

     Rashi explains that since they were late ripening they were soft when the hail struck and were able to bend with the wind. This flexibility on their part enabled them to bounce back and they were not uprooted.

     This idea has practical applications. We find in the Talmud (Taanis 20b) the statement that a person should always be as soft as a reed and not as hard as a cedar tree. In Avos D'Reb Noson (41:1) we find an elaboration of this theme. When a strong wind comes, a reed bends in the direction of the wind. Due to this ability, although it bends, it does not become uprooted. Regardless of how strong the wind, it remains in its place. A cedar tree, however, does not bend at all. A soft wind which moves the reed has no effect at all on the mighty cedar. However, when there is a powerful wind, the cedar breaks and falls.

     I remember hearing this concept frequently from my Rebbe. A person needs to be very strong in his principles and ideals. So strong, that no power on earth should make him veer from the truth. Nothing should uproot him from his values. However, the way to do this is to be like the reed. A person needs softness and flexibility when talking to others. Talk in a kind and gentle manner. This flexibility in approach should be in conjunction with firm and grounded Torah values and ideals. A person who is obstinate and inflexible when talking to others might seem to be stronger. However, that is an illusion. Such a person can be broken easier. If moved, his lack of flexibility will result in his being entirely broken. His apparent strength is really a weakness. Softness and gentleness combined with persistence in keeping one's principles is the approach that will be victorious in the end.

Wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom from the Perelson Mishpacha.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUILDING WITHOUT A MASK!
MASKS MUST COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH
MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES!

NO EXCEPTION TO THESE RULES!

 

 

 

A Very Special Thank You To Mr. & Mrs. Elliot & Chana Pulvermacher For Donating Tissues And Hangers To FPJC And Constantly Supplying The Kollel Room With Cups, Plates, Forks, And Knives!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

FPJC HAS AN ADDITIONAL MAARIV EVERY MONDAY-THURSDAY NIGHT AT 8:15PM 

 

Monday - Thursday

10 minutes before Mincha- Mishna

After Maariv- Chumash & Rashi

7:45- 9:45PM Night Kollel -Topic of Your Choice

7:45- 8:15PM Laws of Shabbos

8:30- 9:30PM Gemara Sukka

Mondays 8:30PM Beginners Talmud

Monday 9:15PM Chumash & Rashi for Woman on Zoom

Tuesdays 8:30PM - In Depth Study of the 613 Mitzvot

Tuesdays 8:45 - Parsha class for Woman on Zoom

Wednesdays- 8:30PM Parsha Class

Thursdays- 8:45PM- 10:15 PM New Mishmar Program

Learning through Various Torah Topics In Depth

8:45 PM Study source material

9:45 Q & A with a Dayan (Rabbinic Court Judge)

Questions To Be Discussed this week:

The Laws of Employment

1-Buying Jewish: Supermarket Chains vs. Mom-and-Pop Stores

2-When Hiring an Employee for a Vacancy, Must One Hire a Jew?

3-Would it be permitted for a Jewish man/woman to take/volunteer for a job as a police officer or other risky professions, given that this would involve some danger and personal risk? 

 

 

 

 

Thursdays- 8:45PM- 10:00PM New Mishmar Program Learning Through Various Torah Topics In Depth

 

 

 

 

We encourage you to join the growing list of members who have signed up for one on one zoom sessions to learn how to read Hebrew.  For a small investment of your time, you can become an active participant in the davening!

 

FPJC is looking to create an historical archive of Dinner Journals and copies of the Voice (Shul bulletin). If you have any in your home, please drop them off in the Shul office.

 

 

 

 

 

DAILY AMUD YOMI

9:00AM AFTER SHACHARIT

GIVEN BY RABBI PERELSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Mazal Tov:

Mazal Tov to Jacob Levy on his beautiful day of his Bar Mitzvah!  Mazal Tov to the proud father, Mayer Levy!  Mazal Tov to sister Alexa!  Mazal tov to the proud grandparents, Jack and Rosa Levy!  Mazal Tov to Uncle Mike, Aunt Chana, and Aunt Daniella!

Mazal Tov to Joseph Arlick on his Bar Mitzvah! 

 

Condolences:

We are sad to announce the passing of Margareta Friedman A”H, mother of Henrik Friedman and Frieda Engelman.  Shiva is being observed at 4701 12th Ave Apt C3, Brooklyn until Sunday Morning.

 

Refuah Sheleima:

Shlomo Ben Naiomi, Leib ben Toiba, Magdolena Szigeti, Michael Weisblatt, Meir Kadosh, Zita Yakubovich, Samuel Richmond, Bella Nortman, Sharolta Gollender, Melissa Nosomowitz, Eugene Galpert, 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, PP Charles R. Harary, Rose Bronheim, Tzilia Adamsky, Alex ben Leah, Helene Galletta, Gitel bat Sarah, Esther bat Janja, Anne 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, Pesach ben Bayla, Sima Rochel bat Yehudit, Benjamina Bat Necha, Efrat bas Shoshana, Shmuel Meltser ben Raizel,  Menachem Mendel ben Rivkawolf, Shaya Eisen, Rachel Dvorah bat Tova, Miryam bat Shoshana, Elchanan Shlomo ben Golda, Harvey Hecker, Shlomo ben Shifrah, Ruth bat Emili, Rivka Chasha bas Tzivia Leah

 

     Nedivei Yom:

      Mr. Alan Neihaus in memory of Alan’s beloved grandmother, Dina Linker  A”H,  Mr. Marc Gronich in memory of Marc’s beloved father, Leon Jacob Gronich A”H, Mrs. Helen Birnbaum in memory of Helen’s beloved father, Morris Zygelman A”H, Mrs. Barbara Guttman in memory Barbara’s beloved mother, Yehudit Kukelka A”H, Ms. Lila Goldstein in memory of Lila’s belove sister, Judith S. Goldstein A”H, Mrs. Mania Katz in memory of Mania’s beloved sister, Helen Krupenia A”H, Mr. Zelig Kindler in memory of Zelig’s beloved father, Chayim Kindler A”H, Mrs. Rachelle Drate in memory of Rachelle’s beloved father, George Gold A”H, Mrs. Ann Yehuda and Ms. Sara Levy in memory of their beloved mother, Helen Krupenia A”H, Mr. Louis Shwarts in memory of Louis’ beloved father, Andrew Shwarts A”H, Mrs Sherrie Vegh in memory of Sherrie’s beloved daughter, Randi Vegh A”H, Mr. Martin Vegh in memory of Martin’s beloved daughter, Randi Vegh A”H,  Ms. Lila Goldstein  in memory of Lila’s beloved grandfather, Theodore Zimmerman  A”H.

 

     

 

 

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO WALTER FRIEDMAN AND DANNY PELED FOR PUTTING UP A BEAUTIFUL PARTITION AROUND THE DESK IN THE MAIN OFFICE FOR STEPHANIE! IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!

 

 

 

Thank You To Sol & Candace Velelis For Donating Masks To Our Shul And Helping Keep Our Members Safe!

 

Thank You To Walter Friedman And Danny Peled For The Beautiful Partition Glass By The Bima.  We Can Now Finally Resume Getting Our Aliyahs!

Thank You For The Beautiful Glass On Top Of The Bima!

 

 

A Very Special Thank You To Dr. Mark Vaynkhadler For The Donation Of The Temperature Scanner To Our Flatbush Park Jewish Center.

 This Will Help Ensure That All Those That Are In The Shul Are In Good Health!

 

Thank You To Past President Larry Birnbaum and Sisterhood President Ronnie Birnbaum For The Donation Of Masks And Purell Dispensers Located At The Front Of Our Shul.  Thank You For Keeping Our Shul Germ Free!

 

 

 

Bar Mitzvah Torah RE Ceremonies Y2Additional Resources Judaism Boy KS1Bar Mitzvah Torah RE Ceremonies Y2Additional Resources Judaism Boy KS1BAR MITZVAH LESSONS

If you are looking to have someone teach your son for his

Bar Mitzvah Parsha, please call Jonathan Shapiro at 646-571-9649 or email him at

bar.mitzvah.lessons13@gmail.com for more information

 

 

 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.

 

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