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Weekly Message 12.02.2022 Parashat Vayetze

Parashat Vayetze (and he left) - Genesis 28:10 - 32:3

HafTorah Hosea 11: - 12:14

Dear friends,

I begin this week's message with that of thanks for all who have been calling, expressing support, and offering assistance during my wife Chris's illness. She is recuperating at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor and should be returning home shortly, hopefully by Shabbat! Also, I am sorry to report that our holiday boat has been grounded and will not be a part of the boat parade. However, we can still gather in front of my house at the Cotee River on Saturday evening at 6 pm for Havdalah, good cheer, and to watch the other decorated boats float by! We are excited to greet Debbi and Mitch in-person this Shabbat. We see them every week on Zoom, so being with them in-person makes this a very special time for us all! They will be sponsoring our Kiddush luncheon on Saturday after morning services and invite all to attend.

This week's Torah portion is Vayetzei and we will be reading the first triennial chapters 28:10 through 30:13 recounting Jacob's leaving his ancestral home with his life-changing and affirming dream, his long servitude at the house of Laban and the birth of his children. We are introduced to a life of service, but also to trickery, favoritism, and jealousy, all of which teach us about the damage that this does to individuals and ultimately to the community. This theme is furthered in our Haftorah reading from the Prophet Hosea.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all this evening at 7:30 pm and tomorrow morning at 9:30 am for services both in-person and virtually on Zoom, and our special Shabbat luncheon, and then tomorrow evening at 6 pm to enjoy closing out Shabbat with Havdalah and each other's company as we watch the decorated boats glide by!

Shabbat Shalom,

Ron Becker,

Spiritual Leader



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