A.M. Online Feb 21, 2020


Feb 21 – 28 2020 26 Shevat – 3 Adar 5780
Rabbi: Alan M. Abramson


Candle Lighting time
Fri Feb 21, 5:11

Schedule of Davening:

FRIDAY Feb 21st

Shacharis 7:00/8:30

Mincha 5:15
CLT 5:11

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Feb 22nd

Shacharis 7:00/8:45

Class 4:30
Mincha 5:15

Maariv 6:10

SUNDAY Feb 23rd

Shacharis 8:00

Mincha 5:15

Maariv 5:45

MONDAY Feb 24th

Shacharis 6:45/8:30

Mincha 5:15

Maariv 5:45

TUESDAY Feb 25th

Shacharis 6:45/8:30

Mincha 5:15

Maariv 5:45


Shacharis 6:45/8:30

Mincha 5:15

Maariv 5:45


Shacharis 6:45/8:30

Mincha 5:15

Maariv 5:45

FRIDAY Feb 28th

Shacharis 7:00/8:30

Mincha 5:15
CLT 5:19

Shabbos Schedule

Schedule of Classes and Shiurim
Sunday: Rabbi’s 15 min. Chumash class between Mincha and Maariv

Mondays-thru Friday
Kitzur Shulchan Aruch/parsha 15 min. between Mincha and Maariv

Monday Evening: Sheldon Kirshner. Chumash w/Malbim
Wednesday Evening: Rabbi Abramson- Rambam and Mishnayos
Shabbos Afternoon: Rabbi Abramson- Gemora/halacha shiur 45 minutes before mincha.


Shabbos’ Women’s Tehillim: Friday at the Wolper home 20 minutes after CLT, 6731 N. Sacramento

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¨From the Rabbi’s Study¨

“An Eye for an Eye Tooth for a Tooth:

This week’s Parshas Mishpatim, well known to every student of the Talmud enumerates the laws of damages, torts and property. Immediately following the narrative of the Sinai revelation the Torah emphasizes the natural transition to the laws of interpersonal relationships within a community of civil exchange.

One of the featured imperatives is that punishment should fit the crime. While Chazal explain that and eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth refer to a monetary compensation the Torah nevertheless emphasizes that one must accept responsibility for his actions and the punishment should be proportionate to the act.

One would need to be in a cocoon not to have an opinion of President Trump granting clemency to our former Governor Rod Blagojevich. Many feel that the punishment was disproportionate to the crime, that all politicians “horse trade” and Blagojevich was a victim of overzealous prosecution. If Biblical principles were invoked his sentence would have been far less than fourteen years in jail.

Yet when I listened to part of Mr. Blagojevich’s speech yesterday I was struck at how unrepentant he was for the actions he took and a failure to accept any responsibility for his actions. Sure one may criticize the length of the sentence but it should not preclude accountability for corruption and dishonest behavior.

Parhas Mishpatim concludes with yet another account of the Sinai revelation. Both immediately before and after the recitation of its laws do we find how they are sandwiched by Mount Sinai. This is our directive. All Torah law is a moral and ethical imperative, given to Moshe and the Bnei Yisroel at Sinai and we are to accept the Torah with complete subjugation to Hashem’s will.
Good Shabbos
Rabbi A. M. Abramson

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KIDDUSH-LUNCH: this shabbos is sponsored by our membership in honor of and in appreciation for the hard work of our dear Carmen and Leo Garcia as they prepare for retirement mid March, after near 30 years involved with taking care of our shul.
To show our appreciation of their service, we are recommending a donation of $100 per family from our Hemish Motele Family so we may present them with a generous retirement gift. Carmen and Leo are well-deserved of this special send off with our best wishes.
Also the kiddush is in memory of Rabbi Emanuel (Manny) Halpert OBM.
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