Search
  • jccwestpasco

Weekly Message 09.17.2021 Parashat Ha'azinu

Parashat Ha'azinu ( listen) Deuteronomy 32:1-52

HafTorah Samuel II 22:1-51



Dear friends,


Although you will be reading this message after Yom Kippur, I am writing it before this most holy day of the year as we will all be immersed in prayer, study, fasting, and teshuva on the day itself. Coming out of Yom Kippur, we now are about to enter one of the most joyous times of the year, that of the festival of Sukkot, and we launch the celebration this special Shabbat weekend with the reading of the portion of Haazinu when Moses sings his final farewell song prior to his climbing Mount Nebo and viewing the promised land before leaving the scene. Just as Moses has prepared the children of Israel to enter that land, he has prepared us well to resolve to be kind and gracious and protect our land knowing full well the consequences of not doing so; consequences that is made abundantly aware to us throughout the Book of Devorim (Deuteronomy). Our Haftorah from the second book of Samuel relates a similar song by King David who like Moses is thankful for his triumphs and escape from danger but realizes the importance of keeping the Mitzvot. We will gather as usual tonight at 7:30 pm and tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 9:30 am to read and study this next-to-last portion in the Torah.


Then on Sunday, September 19th at 11 am the celebration begins! We will gather outside the synagogue to decorate our Sukkah and we will put together our Lulavim/Etrogim sets in preparation for the festival. Sukkot then begins on the evening of Monday, September 20th with a short evening service at 6:30 pm followed by a socially distanced Kiddush (no more than three people at a time) in the Sukkah. Then on Tuesday, September 21st, we will mark the first full day of Sukkot with services that include the waving of the Lulav and Etrog during Hallel (songs of praise) and the traditional march around the sanctuary while chanting Hashonot (prayers for salvation). I sincerely urge all to participate in as much as possible of this festival and those which follow it a week later (Hoshanah Rabbah, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah).


I hope you all had an easy fast and a meaningful Yom Kippur experience and are geared up for our upcoming celebrations! See you in shul on Shabbat and Yom Tov! Ron


Ron Becker

Spiritual Leader


Zoom login instructions for Friday night, Saturday morning.

Monday night, and Tuesday morning will follow in an email.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

FRIDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shabbat Service

Time: Sep 17, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4979030958?pwd=YXJPT2FGVTdzVVV2bVQ3c1ZnS1lMZz09


Meeting ID: 497 903 0958

Passcode: 5QdVaA

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

SATURDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Saturday Morning Service

Time: Sep 18, 2021 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4979030958?pwd=YXJPT2FGVTdzVVV2bVQ3c1ZnS1lMZz09


Meeting ID: 497 903 0958

Passcode: 5QdVaA

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++



14 views0 comments