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Weekly Message 08.05.2022 Parashat Devarim

Parashat - Devarim (the Words) Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22

HafTorah - Isaiah 1:1 - 27



DEVARIM - THE WORDS


Dear friends,


We have entered the month of Menachem Av and the month of August in what are also known as the "dog days" of summer". Not entirely coincidentally, this is also considered to be that saddest period in the Hebrew calendar culminating in the observance of Tisha B'Av Saturday night and Sunday.


We always begin the book of Deuteronomy (Devarim) on this Shabbat before Tisha B'Av and chant the third and last Haftorah of Rebuke this Shabbat as well. The Torah portion summarizes all that has transpired in the years in the wilderness preparing to enter the land and the steps and missteps that occurred. In the Haftorah, Isaiah chides those who pray for redemption and yet continue to practice unethical and immoral deeds. Both the Torah reading and Haftorah are most appropriate as we ponder what led to Tisha B'Av and the loss of the Temple in Jerusalem.


I am completing my vacation in Delaware and will be returning next week. In the meantime, Eileen Hochstadt and Elliot Shapiro will continue to lead you in prayer and study tonight at 7:30 pm and tomorrow morning (in person and on Zoom) at 9:30 am expanding on the important themes of this Shabbat. I look forward to joining you as we complete our summer with the nine weeks of consolation and prepare for the High Holy Days.


Shabbat Shalom,


Ron Becker,

Spiritual Leader

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FRIDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shabbat Services

Time: Aug 5, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

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SATURDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Saturday Service

Time: Aug 6, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

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