January 7, 2006 - Tevet 7, 5766
(THERE WILL BE NO SHABBAT-O-GRAM NEXT WEEK)
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman,
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(See my comments on Ariel
A Statement from the Stamford Board of Rabbis:
In Jewish tradition, prayers for the sick and infirm truly travel from heart to heart. How comforting it is to know that another is praying on our behalf when our bodies are failing us or when life itself is particularly painful.
Our hearts go out to the Prime Minister of the State of
Some love his politics, some passionately oppose his politics. But none can doubt his love of
Rabbi Ira Ebbin - President
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi Marc Disick
Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz
Rabbi Mark Golub
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman
Rabbi Emily Korzenik
Rabbi Philip Schechter
A prayer for the prime minister
Say a prayer for the prime minister.
Add your own prayer at the Ha’aretz Website: PRAYER FOR SHARON; see also Haaretz analysts: Political scenarios in a post-Sharon era
The Jewish Agency for
And from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism…
We join with others all over the world as we pray for the recovery of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, whose courage and determination in leading Israel in the direction he has felt it must go has brought us closer to peace. We pray that he recover from his illness, both in spirit and in body.
We pray as well for Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, for the Israeli government, and for the people of
May God who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, bring blessing and healing to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Ariel ben Vera. May the Holy One mercifully restore him to health and vigor, granting him physical and spiritual well being, together with others who are ill.
Contents of the Shabbat O Gram: (click to scroll down)
Our Hebrew School students at Brighton Gardens –
See story and other photos in “Mitzvah Opportunities” section below
Quote for the Week
Yossi Shahar, an Israeli government worker
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Dancing! Music! Meditation! Celebration!
For all ages, the Spirit of Shabbat
Friday, Jan. 13 @7:30
For the young’ns, Tot Shabbat with Nurit will be held at 7:30 in the chapel.
Candle lighting for Stamford, CT: Candle lighting: 4:12 pm on Friday, 6 January 2006. For candle lighting times, other Jewish calendar information, and to download a Jewish calendar to your PDA, click on http://www.hebcal.com/. To see the festivals of other faiths as well, go to http://www.interfaithcalendar.org/
Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:30 PM – in the chapel
Tot Shabbat: 6:45 – in the lobby
Shabbat Morning: 9:30 AM – Mazal tov to Zachary Gold, who becomes Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat morning!
Children’s services: 10:30
Torah Portion: VaYigash - Genesis 44:18 - 47:27
Haftarah – Ezekiel 37:15 - 37:28
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Last summer, in the midst of the
I suddenly realized that the man had not changed at all.
What all these defining moments had in common was the man’s penchant for dramatic action over consensus building and his steadfast belief that
I spoke with Jan Gaines this morning, “our woman in Netanya.” She reports that people aren’t crying – this is not like the Rabin shock, in part because few people really “loved”
He was striding to victory because, unlike any of his rivals, ordinary men and women with ordinary frailties and flaws, he had persuaded Israelis that he was of a different league, a political superman, immune to the limitations of other mortals. He was by no means universally admired, but he had a vast middle ground of confused Israelis wanting to believe that he knew what he was doing - that he, and only he, could steer the country to security and tranquility.
If you go to http://www.pmo.gov.il/PMOEng/Archive/Speeches/ you can look at some of Ariel Sharon’s recent speeches. One from early 2003 is of particular interest. He was speaking to Birthright
“Everything we are going through now is to ensure that you and your children will be able to live here in quiet, that you will be able to invest all your efforts in science, technology, agriculture and electronics, and make the wilderness bloom. This is the land of milk and honey. We are a unique and wonderful people - a people of virtue.… I am sorry that I have to leave you, but when I look at you thousands of young people, I know that we can look forward with optimism and know that together with you we can fulfill all the dreams of the Jewish people. We need you with us here in
Two years ago today, that was his parting message. It could just as easily be his message today.
The man hasn’t changed a bit.