KINS ebulletin - HaAzinu 5778

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HaAzinu 5777

eBulletin 18:1

 

 

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DAVENING TIMES

Thursday 9/21

ROSH HASHANA

Shacharit: 7:30 and 8:00 a.m.

Mincha: 3:00/6:40 p.m.

Candle Lighting: 7:40 p.m.

 

Friday 9/22

ROSH HASHANA

Shacharit: 7:30 and 8:00 a.m.

Candle Lighting: 6:28 p.m.

Mincha: 3:00/6:35 p.m.

 

Shabbat 9/23

SHABBAT SHUVA

Shacharit: 7:30, 9:00 & 9:15(BA)a.

Mincha: 2:00/6:25 p.m.

Selichot: 10:00 p.m.

 

Sunday 9/24

TZOM GEDALIAH

Selichot & Shacharit: 7:30/8:00am

Mincha: 6:40 p.m.

Late Maariv/Selichot: 9:45 p.m.

 

Monday 9/25

Selichot & Shacharit: 6:00/6:45am

Mincha: 6:25 p.m.

Late Maariv/Selichot: 9:45 p.m.

 

Tuesday 9/19

Selichot & Shacharit: 6:00/6:45am

Mincha: 6:25 p.m.

Late Maariv/Selichot: 9:45 p.m.

 

Wednesday 9/20

Selichot & Shacharit: 6:00/6:45am

Mincha: 6:25 p.m.

Late Maariv/Selichot: 9:45 p.m.

 

Thursday 9/21

Selichot & Shacharit: 6:00/6:45am

Mincha: 6:25 p.m.

Late Maariv/Selichot: 9:45 p.m.

 

Friday 9/22

EREV YOM KIPPUR

Selichot & Shacharit: 6:15/7:00am

Mincha: 3:00 p.m.

Candle Lighting: 6:16 p.m.

Kol Nidre: 6:20 p.m.

 

 

BNEI AKIVA MINYAN

SHABBAT MORNING 9:15 am

 

HALACHA OF THE WEEK: Sleeping on Rosh Hashanah

 

The Rama [Shulchan Aruch Orech Chaim 583:1] notes (and praises) the custom not to sleep on Rosh Hashana. The source given is a Yerushalmi that he who sleeps on Rosh Hashana, his "mazal" sleeps, implying that his judgment may not go as well as it could. However, the Mishnah Berura [ibid. note 9] notes that the Ari z”l did permit a person to sleep after midday.

 

Interestingly, many suggest that what the Rama was referring to was not taking a nap - but sleeping late, and therefore, people should wake up before sunrise on Rosh Hashana [see: Kaf Hachaim 583:39].

 

Furthermore, even those who prohibit sleeping during the day [Mishna Berurah ibid.] note that "not sleeping" is not the goal. Rather, the time should be spent on spiritually worthwhile activities such as learning Torah and saying Tehillim [see also Chayei Adam 139:11]. If a little sleep will facilitate learning, then it is a worthwhile tradeoff (ibid.). The Mishna Berura goes on to say that wasting one’s time is equivalent to sleeping.

 

Finally, since the first day of Rosh Hashana is the main day of judgment, there is even more room for leniency on the second day of Rosh Hashana [Piskei Teshuvot 583:10]. 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Shabbat, Sept. 23, 2017 – 5:15pm

SHABBAT SHUVA DRASHA

HaRav Yona Reiss

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Friday, October 13, 2017

SIMCHAT TORAH BBQ

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CLASSES @ KINS

 

SHABBAT

8:30am - Parshat HaShavua with Rabbi Myers

5:00pm - Parshat HaShavua with Wisdom of Torah Institute

SPECIAL TIME 1 hour before Shabbat Shuva Drasha - Family Learning Program

45 minutes before Mincha – Talmud Class (Mesechet Ketubot) with Rabbi Matanky 

 

SUNDAY

6:30am - Daf Yomi with Yoel Goldberg

9:00am– Sefer Yehoshua with Rabbi Matanky

9:00am - Contemporary Halacha with Rabbi Lerner

8:00-9:45pm – Night Seder with YU Torah MiTzion Kollel

 

MONDAY

7:05am – Daf Yomi with Yoel Goldberg

2:00pm - Halacha and Chumash for Men with Rabbi Lerner

8:00-9:45pm – Night Seder with YU Torah MiTzion Kollel

 

TUESDAY

7:05am – Daf Yomi with Yoel Goldberg

8:00-9:45pm – Night Seder with YU Torah MiTzion Kollel

 

WEDNESDAY

7:05am – Daf Yomi with Yoel Goldberg

2:00pm - Halacha and Chumash for Men with R' Rosenbaum

8:00-9:45pm – Night Seder with YU Torah MiTzion Kollel

 

THURSDAY

7:15am - Daf Yomi with Yoel Goldberg

2:00pm - Halacha and Chumash for Men with R' Rosenbaum

8:00-9:45pm – Night Seder with YU Torah MiTzion Kollel

 

FRIDAY

7:05am – Daf Yomi with Yoel Goldberg

DVAR TORAH

Why does Rosh HaShanah (the Day of Judgment) precede Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement)? Logically, it would seem to make more sense -- and certainly be to our advantage -- for the day of Mercy, when we are forgiven for our sins to precede the day in which we are judged for those sins.

 

According to Rav Shimon Schwab the answer is that Teshuva can only begin when a person realizes his or her own self-worth, something that happens over Rosh Hashana, as we proclaim G-d our King, and we His "chosen people."

 

The realisation that there is a King and that I am His servant, and therefore that I have self-worth, is a prerequisite for the process of Repentance. If we would start the Ten Days of Repentance merely with confession -- merely with a recitation of all the sins that we committed, we would overwhelm ourselves with our worthlessness, and we would not be able to repent.

 

On Rosh HaShanah, we never say the words "Al Chet" (upon the sins...) or "Ashamnu" (we are guilty). Leave the sins out of it, for the meanwhile. On this day, a person must think about who he is, his vast potential, and his goal in life. From such a perspective, repentance may flow forward.

 

The NEW

KINS 5778 Calendar

is now available in the office and online!!

http://www.congkins.org/calendar

 

MAZAL TOV

* to Alan and Dvora Gold on the birth of a granddaughter.  The proud parents are Sam and Naomi Gold.  Special Mazal Tov to great grandmother Mrs. Shirley Nathan.

 

 

REFUAH SHLAIMA 

* to Miryam Harris who is recuperating at home.

 

* to Rabbi Jack Shapiro who is convalescing at home.

 

 

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