A.M. Online Dec 7, 2023

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CONGREGATION ANSHE MOTELE’S WEEKLY E-BULLETIN
Dec 8 – 15 2023 25 – 3 Kislev 5784
Rabbi: Alan M. Abramson

VAYESHEV
CHANUKAH
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Candle Lighting time
Fri Dec 8, 3:59

Schedule of Davening:

FRIDAY Dec 8th
CHANUKAH DAY 1

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul
Light 2 Chanukah Candles
CLT 3:59

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Dec 9th
CHANUKAH DAY 2

Shacharis 7 & 8:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul

Maariv 4:55 in shul
Light 3 Chanukah Candles

SUNDAY Dec 10th
CHANUKAH DAY 3

Shacharis 8:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30
Light 4 Chanukah Candles

MONDAY Dec 11th

CHANUKAH DAY 4

Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30
Light 5 Chanukah Candles

TUESDAY Dec 12th
CHANUKAH DAY 5

Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30
Light 6 Chanukah Candles

WEDNESDAY Dec 13th
ROSH CHODESH TEVES
CHANUKAH DAY 6

Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30
Light 7 Chanukah Candles

THURSDAY Dec14th
CHANUKAH DAY 7

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30
Light 8 Chanukah Candle

FRIDAY Dec 15th
CHANUKAH DAY 8

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul

CLT 4:00

Shabbos Schedule

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¨From the Rabbi’s Study¨
I read this morning that one of the yeshivot in Israel lit 138 menorahs in honor of the 138 hostages still being held by the murderous thugs in Gaza. We also remember that many homes have been lighting memorial candles for those who perished while defending the land and its people. Our prayer is that together these lights will fuel the resolve, courage, and faith of the Jewish people as we remember the same resolve of the Chasmonaim of the Chanukah miracle.

Good Shabbos and Chanukah Somaech
Rabbi A. M. Abramson

REFUAH SH’LAIMAH:
To all those who are not well. Let Hashem hear our tefillos on their behalves, and all have a speedy recovery. If there is a choleh that needs a misheberach, please email their name to anshemotele@anshemotele.org

Members Corner:

Baruch Dayan HaEmes: Our Anshe Motele Family wishes to express it’s condolences to Andrea Tannenbaum on the loss of her father Rabbi Irving Schnipper

CHANUKAH: This coming week is Chanukah. Weekday shacharis throughout Chanukah will be at 6:45.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
: Please link to our DECEMBER calendars right here.

KIDDUSH: this Shabbos is sponsored by Gavi Castle.
A hearty yasher koach to Michael Kirshner at Starr Kosher Catering for supplementing our shabbos kiddushim each week.
If you would like to sponsor a shabbos kiddush in memory of, honor of, or for a simcha, contact us via email anshemotele@anshemotele.org. In the body of the email please include the week you would like, reason for kiddush and your name with phone number. We will contact you back with options, prices and available dates.

KIDDUSH FUND: .Please click HERE to help us continue this important event, or contact us via anshemotele@anshemotele.org with your pledges. You count on us as a shul and we count on you as our members. Thank you.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:
LINKS:
Chicago Rabbinical Council: http://www.crcweb.org/
Orthodox Union http://oukosher.org
Link to Likutei Pshatim http://www.htc.edu/services/likutei-peshatim.html
Shabbat Shalom

Congregation Anshe Motele
6520 N. California
Chicago, IL 60645
Ph: 773-743-2420
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A.M. Online Dec 1, 2023

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CONGREGATION ANSHE MOTELE’S WEEKLY E-BULLETIN
Dec 1 – 8 2023 18 – 25 Kislev 5784
Rabbi: Alan M. Abramson

VAYISHLACH
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Candle Lighting time
Fri Dec 1, 4:00

Schedule of Davening:

FRIDAY Dec 1st

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul
CLT 4:00

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Dec 2nd

Shacharis 7 & 8:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul

Maariv 5:00 in shul

SUNDAY Dec 3rd

Shacharis 8:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30

MONDAY Dec 4th

Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30
Begin saying Tal Umatar

TUESDAY Dec 5th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30

WEDNESDAY Dec 6th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30

THURSDAY Dec 7th

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30
Light 1 Chanukah Candle

FRIDAY Dec 8th
CHANUKAH DAY 1

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul
Light 2 Chanukah Candles
CLT 4:00

Shabbos Schedule

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¨From the Rabbi’s Study¨
Good Shabbos

Rabbi A. M. Abramson

REFUAH SH’LAIMAH:
To all those who are not well. Let Hashem hear our tefillos on their behalves, and all have a speedy recovery. If there is a choleh that needs a misheberach, please email their name to anshemotele@anshemotele.org

Members Corner:

Happy Birthday to: Eddie Galster, Dec 1st
Happy birthday to: Miriam Greenfield, Dec 7th

CHANUKAH: This coming Thursday night we light 1 Chanukah candle as we usher in Chanukah! Weekday shacharis throughout Chanukah will be at 6:45.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
: Please link to our DECEMBER calendars right here.

KIDDUSH: this Shabbos is sponsored by the shul.
A hearty yasher koach to Michael Kirshner at Starr Kosher Catering for supplementing our shabbos kiddushim each week.
If you would like to sponsor a shabbos kiddush in memory of, honor of, or for a simcha, contact us via email anshemotele@anshemotele.org. In the body of the email please include the week you would like, reason for kiddush and your name with phone number. We will contact you back with options, prices and available dates.

KIDDUSH FUND: .Please click HERE to help us continue this important event, or contact us via anshemotele@anshemotele.org with your pledges. You count on us as a shul and we count on you as our members. Thank you.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:
LINKS:
Chicago Rabbinical Council: http://www.crcweb.org/
Orthodox Union http://oukosher.org
Link to Likutei Pshatim http://www.htc.edu/services/likutei-peshatim.html
Shabbat Shalom

Congregation Anshe Motele
6520 N. California
Chicago, IL 60645
Ph: 773-743-2420
Anshemotele@anshemotele.org
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A.M. Online Nov 24, 2023

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CONGREGATION ANSHE MOTELE’S WEEKLY E-BULLETIN
Nov 24 – Dec 1 2023 11 – 18 Kislev 5784
Rabbi: Alan M. Abramson

VAYETZEI
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Candle Lighting time
Fri Nov 24, 4:03

Schedule of Davening:

FRIDAY Nov 24th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul
CLT 4:03

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Nov 25th

Shacharis 7 & 8:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul

Maariv 5:00 in shul

SUNDAY Nov 26th

Shacharis 8:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30

MONDAY Nov 27th

Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30

TUESDAY Nov 28th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30

WEDNESDAY Nov 29th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30

THURSDAY Nov 30th

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:00

Maariv 4:30

FRIDAY Dec 1st

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul
CLT 4:00

Shabbos Schedule

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¨From the Rabbi’s Study¨
Good Shabbos

Rabbi A. M. Abramson

REFUAH SH’LAIMAH:
To all those who are not well. Let Hashem hear our tefillos on their behalves, and all have a speedy recovery. If there is a choleh that needs a misheberach, please email their name to anshemotele@anshemotele.org

Members Corner:

Happy Birthday to: Eddie Galster, Dec 1st

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Please link to our NOVEMBER and DECEMBER calendars right here.

KIDDUSH: this Shabbos is sponsored by the shul.
A hearty yasher koach to Michael Kirshner at Starr Kosher Catering for supplementing our shabbos kiddushim each week.
If you would like to sponsor a shabbos kiddush in memory of, honor of, or for a simcha, contact us via email anshemotele@anshemotele.org. In the body of the email please include the week you would like, reason for kiddush and your name with phone number. We will contact you back with options, prices and available dates.

KIDDUSH FUND: .Please click HERE to help us continue this important event, or contact us via anshemotele@anshemotele.org with your pledges. You count on us as a shul and we count on you as our members. Thank you.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:
LINKS:
Chicago Rabbinical Council: http://www.crcweb.org/
Orthodox Union http://oukosher.org
Link to Likutei Pshatim http://www.htc.edu/services/likutei-peshatim.html
Shabbat Shalom

Congregation Anshe Motele
6520 N. California
Chicago, IL 60645
Ph: 773-743-2420
Anshemotele@anshemotele.org
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A.M. Online Nov 17, 2023

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CONGREGATION ANSHE MOTELE’S WEEKLY E-BULLETIN
Nov 17 – 24 2023 4 – 11 Kislev 5784
Rabbi: Alan M. Abramson

TOLDOS
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PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
ANSHEMOTELE@ANSHEMOTELE.ORG

Candle Lighting time
Fri Nov 17, 4:08

Schedule of Davening:

FRIDAY Nov 17th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15 at shul
CLT 4:08

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Nov 18th

Shacharis 7 & 8:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:15 at shul

Maariv 5:05 in shul

SUNDAY Nov 19th

Shacharis 8:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

MONDAY Nov 20th

Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

TUESDAY Nov 21st

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

WEDNESDAY Nov 22nd

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

THURSDAY Nov 23rd
THANKSGIVING DAY

Shacharis 8:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

FRIDAY Nov 24th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul
CLT 4:03

Shabbos Schedule

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¨From the Rabbi’s Study¨

The following summaries of my trip to Israel as an RCA/RIETS delegate is attached. I hope to see you all next week back in Chicago.

Day 1 of  Chizzuk mission

 Even before take-off the trip was filled with chizuk and unity. After davening maariv at Logan Airport with about 20 men a secular Israeli woman approached me and requested a prayer for her brother who is on the front lines. Instead of saying just one prayer I recited the tefilla for the chayalai tzva haganna LYisroel. The entire waiting room jumped to their feet with an Amen and Am Yisroel Chai. What a way to start a mission! 

Landing at Ben Gurion airport is a surreal experience. The airport was quieter than I have ever experienced. Everyone who is coming has a story and no Christian pilgrims on the flight this time. The airport is eerily quiet., There are signs everywhere “together we will win” and pictures of the hostages everywhere. I recall as a child there was a fix up shop on my block with a sign “we repair everything except a broken heart” This is the feeling you get the moment you leave the plane.  
I am staying at the Kings Hotel, which has become like most hotels in the country a refugee camp for the displaced residents of Northern and Southern Israel (who would ever think we would use in the present the term displaced persons especially in our own country). Many families in the south and the north have been living here for a few weeks and I have already made new friends. Unfortunately, they have no idea how long they will be here but they B”H are alive. The children receive some form of education, but one cannot imagine the disruption in their lives. The Covid restrictions are nothing compared to this. 

Walking along King George the streets are so quiet, where thousands of tourists usually traverse but are replaced by the refugees who would rather be home. My thoughts are that I am home but who am I to say that aloud.  

So far, I have been here only a few hours, and it has been a long and emotional day. I begin the mission tomorrow morning in earnest and look forward to joining my colleagues and having others to share these mixed emotions. We are going to bring and receive chizuk daven together, listen, and observe. We daven that HaShem should bring shalom al Yisroel. 

Day 2 

 This morning the cRc sponsored a breakfast meeting for the Chicago Rabbanim in Isreal and the chaverim on the mission. About 20 attended including Yechiel Wasserman chairman emeritus of Mizrachi who spent much time in Chicago as shaliach and was best friends with Moshe Kushner ob’m. We heard from Rav Doron Peres, the CEO of World Mizrachi. We had just been with him in celebration this past Yom Haatzmuet at the World Mizrachi conference. Rav Peres and his wife Shelley are parents of two chayalim, Yonatan, who was wounded on October 7th, but was able to walk down the aisle a week later at his wedding, and Daniel, who is identified as a hostage. Words cannot describe the anguish they and we felt and their faith in Hashem and Am Yisroel. They are as worried about the other hostages and especially the children. Before we even left the building, we left shocked, emotionally drained but inspired to move ahead. 

 We went to Tel Aviv to visit the hostage families. We have always identified Tel Aviv as a city of fun leisure, shopping, seashore, music and cheerfulness. Not this month. The hostage families and by extension the whole country is locked into one mission: save as many lives as possible and bring them home. As painful as it is to see, the families want to be heard and are pleading for the world to understand that this situation is not normal. Who could imagine people in the States ripping down posters of hostages? Are we to sanction brutality yet again after the world witnessed the Shoah? They are about to begin a march to Jerusalem to advocate for the hostages just as 200,00 plus are in Washington for these same goals. We also visited a special social media operation run by volunteers to both monitor and influence social media about the plight of the hostages. Some of the best and brightest are volunteering their services for the shake of the Jewish people. We pray for Tel Aviv to come alive as it did after the rescue of Entebbe but now pessimism and gloom prevail. Ironically it is the hostage families that give us hope.    

From there, we went to the army base at Machane Shura. This is the camp headquarters of IDF Chief Rabbinate and where the rabbinate works with the army to identify casualties. The stench of death is all around. It is unimaginable how the staff is able to plow along with such professionalism care and concern. We stood near the freezer containers of the remains of so many unidentified victims of October 7th. These soldiers and their civilian collaborators are so heroic as they try to identify the victims who were tortured and desecrated.  

Lastly, we payed a shiva/condolence visit to the family of Rose Rubin who was felled tragically by a terrorist as she was guarding the old city so we Jews may live and pray at the sight of the Kedushas Beis Hamikdash. Her father recounted her unbridled heroism throughout her short life but he gave us comfort knowing she died al kiddush hashem so we would be safe praying at the Kotel and everywhere else. We saw a picture of a young woman with an infectious smile and there was not a dry eye as hundreds of others joined in reciting the Hamakom Yenachem.  

Day 3 of Mission 
No amount of planning could possibly prepare one for what we experienced today. No matter how
much we read, heard, and discussed, seeing the horrors of destruction up front and personal stretches the imagination.
We first visited Siroka Hospital in Beersheba and heard from the medical directors account of the staff at the hospital in full alert for days and weeks after the Shabbat shachor as they identify that fateful day and beyond. Hundreds of wounded were escorted to the hospital in constant and ceaseless shifts. Many were operated on in the trauma rooms while others needed less attention. Others however were transferred (rachmanut) to the morgue. How these physicians, nurses and orderlies were able to cope let alone save so many defies logic. Yet that was the challenge they faced and met it head on with dignity, professionalism, and dedication. Interestingly (perhaps) they even saved two of the terrorists who were brought in by army commanders. While there some of us visited a police officer (I will call him Gabi not his real name for safety reasons) at the rehab center who was severely wounded while trying to save his colleagues at the Sderot police station. He explained that as he was rushing at the terrorists (that is the Israeli mentality that is now American doctrine after Uvalde) the terrorist had snipers on the roof and high-powered bullets snapped his chest and leg and was miraculously pulled to safety by a fellow officer under fire. During our visit, a group of students were cheering up the patients with music and song and we danced together to the tune of am yisroel chai. Gabi said to me that this was now his Simchat Torah celebration that he missed on that fateful day.
We then went to Kfar Azza where the entire kibbutz was raked with bullets, rpgs, mass slaughters of woman, children, fathers, and crimes against humanity too painful to describe. It felt like seeing Buchenwald after WWII which Eisenhower required of the German population nearby. While there we met the Sedegora Rebbe visiting the community as did we.
From there, we went to Ofakim an original development town of mostly impoverished Sephardic Jews with about 40,000 residents. 49 were killed in cold blood yet the hand of Hashem permeated the entire community. Some of it has been widely reported in the press (the story of Rachel Edri), while only now are the awesome stories beginning to surface. We heard from the sister of Moshe Ohayon who was killed while trying to defend his neighbors, as was his second son, Eliad. Moshe was a hero at Ofakim, a natural leader and an accomplished community organizer who from the time of his teenage years lifted the spirit of the young Sephardic youth and gave them the dignity they so deserved. We toured the neighborhood where most of the battle’s wages between residents and the terrorists took place and saw firsthand how some escaped over the roof tops even while holding a newborn in tow. The terrorist came dressed as Israeli soldiers, and some residents mistakenly welcomed them only to be massacred in return. Some of the residents did not even realize what was happening until too late and as battles raged there was a Brit Mila even as they recited Vomar aloich b’damaich chayi Vomar aloich bdamaich chayi. While there we ran into Ben Gvir who with his police escort and ministerial portfolio was there to see for himself the vast destruction and miraculous results even as 49 were killed for that number should have at least another zero. Only due to civilian bravery and the protection of Hashem was the tally that low.
Finally we then went to the military base of Erez. We enjoyed a BBQ sponsored by Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon with about three hundred soldiers stationed there, I sat with a group of soldiers, and I must admit I never had a better hot dog in my life and that includes the famous Romanian sausage. As they say the food is only as good as the company you keep, and I sat with the bravest and spirited army in the world who represent the Jewish people. Rav Rimon is a genius and an extraordinary person. Following Rav Rimon’s inspirational remarks we all as one danced to the singing of am yisroel chai. Now my Simchat Torah came alive.  

Am Yisroel Chai 

Good Shabbos

Rabbi A. M. Abramson

REFUAH SH’LAIMAH:
To all those who are not well. Let Hashem hear our tefillos on their behalves, and all have a speedy recovery. If there is a choleh that needs a misheberach, please email their name to anshemotele@anshemotele.org

Members Corner:

Happy Birthday to: Gavi Castle Nov 21st
Happy birthday to: Ricky Fleischer Nov. 24th
Happy birthday to: Mort Stern Nov 24th

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Please link to our NOVEMBER and DECEMBER calendars right here.

KIDDUSH: this Shabbos is sponsored by the shul.
A hearty yasher koach to Michael Kirshner at Starr Kosher Catering for supplementing our shabbos kiddushim each week.
If you would like to sponsor a shabbos kiddush in memory of, honor of, or for a simcha, contact us via email anshemotele@anshemotele.org. In the body of the email please include the week you would like, reason for kiddush and your name with phone number. We will contact you back with options, prices and available dates.

KIDDUSH FUND: .Please click HERE to help us continue this important event, or contact us via anshemotele@anshemotele.org with your pledges. You count on us as a shul and we count on you as our members. Thank you.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:
LINKS:
Chicago Rabbinical Council: http://www.crcweb.org/
Orthodox Union http://oukosher.org
Link to Likutei Pshatim http://www.htc.edu/services/likutei-peshatim.html
Shabbat Shalom

Congregation Anshe Motele
6520 N. California
Chicago, IL 60645
Ph: 773-743-2420
Anshemotele@anshemotele.org
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A.M. Online Nov 17, 2023

A.M. ONLINE

CONGREGATION ANSHE MOTELE’S WEEKLY E-BULLETIN
Nov 17 – 24 2023 4 – 11 Kislev 5784
Rabbi: Alan M. Abramson

TOLDOS
www.tinyurl.com/paymotele

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
ANSHEMOTELE@ANSHEMOTELE.ORG

Candle Lighting time
Fri Nov 17, 4:08

Schedule of Davening:

FRIDAY Nov 17th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15 at shul
CLT 4:08

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Nov 18th

Shacharis 7 & 8:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:15 at shul

Maariv 5:05 in shul

SUNDAY Nov 19th

Shacharis 8:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

MONDAY Nov 20th

Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

TUESDAY Nov 21st

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

WEDNESDAY Nov 22nd

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

THURSDAY Nov 23rd
THANKSGIVING DAY

Shacharis 8:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15

Maariv 4:45

FRIDAY Nov 24th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:00 at shul
CLT 4:03

Shabbos Schedule

Please do not reply to this email, the address is not monitored.

¨From the Rabbi’s Study¨

The following summaries of my trip to Israel as an RCA/RIETS delegate is attached. I hope to see you all next week back in Chicago.

Day 1 of  Chizzuk mission

 Even before take-off the trip was filled with chizuk and unity. After davening maariv at Logan Airport with about 20 men a secular Israeli woman approached me and requested a prayer for her brother who is on the front lines. Instead of saying just one prayer I recited the tefilla for the chayalai tzva haganna LYisroel. The entire waiting room jumped to their feet with an Amen and Am Yisroel Chai. What a way to start a mission! 

Landing at Ben Gurion airport is a surreal experience. The airport was quieter than I have ever experienced. Everyone who is coming has a story and no Christian pilgrims on the flight this time. The airport is eerily quiet., There are signs everywhere “together we will win” and pictures of the hostages everywhere. I recall as a child there was a fix up shop on my block with a sign “we repair everything except a broken heart” This is the feeling you get the moment you leave the plane.  
I am staying at the Kings Hotel, which has become like most hotels in the country a refugee camp for the displaced residents of Northern and Southern Israel (who would ever think we would use in the present the term displaced persons especially in our own country). Many families in the south and the north have been living here for a few weeks and I have already made new friends. Unfortunately, they have no idea how long they will be here but they B”H are alive. The children receive some form of education, but one cannot imagine the disruption in their lives. The Covid restrictions are nothing compared to this. 

Walking along King George the streets are so quiet, where thousands of tourists usually traverse but are replaced by the refugees who would rather be home. My thoughts are that I am home but who am I to say that aloud.  

So far, I have been here only a few hours, and it has been a long and emotional day. I begin the mission tomorrow morning in earnest and look forward to joining my colleagues and having others to share these mixed emotions. We are going to bring and receive chizuk daven together, listen, and observe. We daven that HaShem should bring shalom al Yisroel. 

Day 2 

 This morning the cRc sponsored a breakfast meeting for the Chicago Rabbanim in Isreal and the chaverim on the mission. About 20 attended including Yechiel Wasserman chairman emeritus of Mizrachi who spent much time in Chicago as shaliach and was best friends with Moshe Kushner ob’m. We heard from Rav Doron Peres, the CEO of World Mizrachi. We had just been with him in celebration this past Yom Haatzmuet at the World Mizrachi conference. Rav Peres and his wife Shelley are parents of two chayalim, Yonatan, who was wounded on October 7th, but was able to walk down the aisle a week later at his wedding, and Daniel, who is identified as a hostage. Words cannot describe the anguish they and we felt and their faith in Hashem and Am Yisroel. They are as worried about the other hostages and especially the children. Before we even left the building, we left shocked, emotionally drained but inspired to move ahead. 

 We went to Tel Aviv to visit the hostage families. We have always identified Tel Aviv as a city of fun leisure, shopping, seashore, music and cheerfulness. Not this month. The hostage families and by extension the whole country is locked into one mission: save as many lives as possible and bring them home. As painful as it is to see, the families want to be heard and are pleading for the world to understand that this situation is not normal. Who could imagine people in the States ripping down posters of hostages? Are we to sanction brutality yet again after the world witnessed the Shoah? They are about to begin a march to Jerusalem to advocate for the hostages just as 200,00 plus are in Washington for these same goals. We also visited a special social media operation run by volunteers to both monitor and influence social media about the plight of the hostages. Some of the best and brightest are volunteering their services for the shake of the Jewish people. We pray for Tel Aviv to come alive as it did after the rescue of Entebbe but now pessimism and gloom prevail. Ironically it is the hostage families that give us hope.   

From there, we went to the army base at Machane Shura. This is the camp headquarters of IDF Chief Rabbinate and where the rabbinate works with the army to identify casualties. The stench of death is all around. It is unimaginable how the staff is able to plow along with such professionalism care and concern. We stood near the freezer containers of the remains of so many unidentified victims of October 7th. These soldiers and their civilian collaborators are so heroic as they try to identify the victims who were tortured and desecrated.  

Lastly, we payed a shiva/condolence visit to the family of Rose Rubin who was felled tragically by a terrorist as she was guarding the old city so we Jews may live and pray at the sight of the Kedushas Beis Hamikdash. Her father recounted her unbridled heroism throughout her short life but he gave us comfort knowing she died al kiddush hashem so we would be safe praying at the Kotel and everywhere else. We saw a picture of a young woman with an infectious smile and there was not a dry eye as hundreds of others joined in reciting the Hamakom Yenachem.  

Day 3 of Mission 
No amount of planning could possibly prepare one for what we experienced today. No matter how
much we read, heard, and discussed, seeing the horrors of destruction up front and personal stretches the imagination.
We first visited Siroka Hospital in Beersheba and heard from the medical directors account of the staff at the hospital in full alert for days and weeks after the Shabbat shachor as they identify that fateful day and beyond. Hundreds of wounded were escorted to the hospital in constant and ceaseless shifts. Many were operated on in the trauma rooms while others needed less attention. Others however were transferred (rachmanut) to the morgue. How these physicians, nurses and orderlies were able to cope let alone save so many defies logic. Yet that was the challenge they faced and met it head on with dignity, professionalism, and dedication. Interestingly (perhaps) they even saved two of the terrorists who were brought in by army commanders. While there some of us visited a police officer (I will call him Gabi not his real name for safety reasons) at the rehab center who was severely wounded while trying to save his colleagues at the Sderot police station. He explained that as he was rushing at the terrorists (that is the Israeli mentality that is now American doctrine after Uvalde) the terrorist had snipers on the roof and high-powered bullets snapped his chest and leg and was miraculously pulled to safety by a fellow officer under fire. During our visit, a group of students were cheering up the patients with music and song and we danced together to the tune of am yisroel chai. Gabi said to me that this was now his Simchat Torah celebration that he missed on that fateful day.
We then went to Kfar Azza where the entire kibbutz was raked with bullets, rpgs, mass slaughters of woman, children, fathers, and crimes against humanity too painful to describe. It felt like seeing Buchenwald after WWII which Eisenhower required of the German population nearby. While there we met the Sedegora Rebbe visiting the community as did we.
From there, we went to Ofakim an original development town of mostly impoverished Sephardic Jews with about 40,000 residents. 49 were killed in cold blood yet the hand of Hashem permeated the entire community. Some of it has been widely reported in the press (the story of Rachel Edri), while only now are the awesome stories beginning to surface. We heard from the sister of Moshe Ohayon who was killed while trying to defend his neighbors, as was his second son, Eliad. Moshe was a hero at Ofakim, a natural leader and an accomplished community organizer who from the time of his teenage years lifted the spirit of the young Sephardic youth and gave them the dignity they so deserved. We toured the neighborhood where most of the battle’s wages between residents and the terrorists took place and saw firsthand how some escaped over the roof tops even while holding a newborn in tow. The terrorist came dressed as Israeli soldiers, and some residents mistakenly welcomed them only to be massacred in return. Some of the residents did not even realize what was happening until too late and as battles raged there was a Brit Mila even as they recited Vomar aloich b’damaich chayi Vomar aloich bdamaich chayi. While there we ran into Ben Gvir who with his police escort and ministerial portfolio was there to see for himself the vast destruction and miraculous results even as 49 were killed for that number should have at least another zero. Only due to civilian bravery and the protection of Hashem was the tally that low.
Finally we then went to the military base of Erez. We enjoyed a BBQ sponsored by Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon with about three hundred soldiers stationed there, I sat with a group of soldiers, and I must admit I never had a better hot dog in my life and that includes the famous Romanian sausage. As they say the food is only as good as the company you keep, and I sat with the bravest and spirited army in the world who represent the Jewish people. Rav Rimon is a genius and an extraordinary person. Following Rav Rimon’s inspirational remarks we all as one danced to the singing of am yisroel chai. Now my Simchat Torah came alive.  

Am Yisroel Chai 

Good Shabbos

Rabbi A. M. Abramson

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FRIDAY Nov 3rd

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:30 at shul
CLT 5:23

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Nov 4th

Shacharis 7 & 8:45 at Shul

Mincha 5:30 at shul

Maariv 6:20 in shul
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SUNDAY Nov 5th

Shacharis 8:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:30

Maariv 5:00

MONDAY Nov 6th

Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 4:30

Maariv 5:00

TUESDAY Nov 7th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:30

Maariv 5:00

WEDNESDAY Nov 8th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:30

Maariv 5:00

THURSDAY Nov 9th

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:30

Maariv 5:00

FRIDAY Nov 10th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:15 at shul
CLT 4:15

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¨From the Rabbi’s Study¨

Memo to Every Jewish High School Senior

As a native Bostonian I grew up in the shadow of Harvard, Brandeis, MIT, Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern. We used to look forward to the Beanpot Hockey Tournament, which is always a sell out at Boston Garden. We skipped school to spend a day at the Harvard COOP and browse the aisles of books, posters, records, and preppy clothes. We rode the red line to Harvard Square and nonchalantly walked the sacred grounds of Charles William Elliot and John Fitzerald Kennedy. My two uncles attended Harvard and my aunt went to Radcliffe College during the quota days of the 20’s and 30’s and were easily recognizable by the Brahmins as the poor (and overly smart) Jews from Roxbury. But Cambridge was the place to be. Future Presidents, Supreme Court Judges, CEO’s and the movers and shakers of the country and world diplomacy all walked these hallow halls. The great American dream for a young Jewish high school senior was to be accepted and attend any one of the Ivy League’s or at least the second tier of the 50 best Colleges in America.

That dream today is now a nightmare. The Campus has become a bastion of radical antisemitism under the guise of so-called Palestinian rights. They mask their hatred of Jews and even now are unable to condemn pure evil because it does not fit their agenda. The Antisemitism of the quota filled admission departments and the Brahmin tradition has been replaced by an evil core of those who hide behind a supposed progressive agenda. The kosher dining hall at Cornell is a danger zone. And make no mistake about it. This animosity is not limited to the east coast universities. I recall visiting University of California Berkely over a decade ago with the late great Rav Gedaliah Dov Schwartz while we were in the Bay area for a series of shiurim that the Av Beth Din delivered in Palo Alto San Francisco and Oakland. There was a sign on the highway, and we decided to make a short detour to see this venerable institution. On entering the campus, we were immediately greeted by a myriad of signs broadcasting “Free Palestine.” Needless to say, I made a quick U-turn and went straight to the airport three hours earlier than originally planned.

So, to all of you seniors and juniors. Save your money on expensive college admission coaches, reduce the stress of the college application safari, and go to YU, Touro, a Seminary or Yeshiva that offers a credit transfer program. Become a lawyer, a doctor, a plumber. Electrician, an engineer, computer scientist researcher, and win a Nobel prize. You need not however attend the secular universities that may induce you into a slumber towards assimilation and victimization. 

Avrohom experienced many trials and tribulations culminating in the Akedah Yitzcok in this week’s Parsha. We need not test ourselves in this same manner.

Am Yisroel Chai

Good Shabbos

Rabbi A. M. Abramson

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Happy Birthday to: Anne Galster Nov 3rd

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Please link to our NOVEMBER calendars right here.

KIDDUSH: this Shabbos is sponsored by the shul.
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FRIDAY Oct 27th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:30 at shul
CLT 5:32

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Oct 28th

Shacharis 7 & 8:45 at Shul

Mincha 5:30 at shul

Maariv 6:30 in shul

SUNDAY Oct 29th

Shacharis 8:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:30

Maariv 6:00

MONDAY Oct 30th

Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 5:30

Maariv 6:00

TUESDAY Oct 31st

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:30

Maariv 6:00

WEDNESDAY Nov 1st

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:30

Maariv 6:00

THURSDAY Nov 2nd

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 5:30

Maariv 6:00

FRIDAY Nov 3rd

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:30 at shul
CLT 5:23

Shabbos Schedule

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Good Shabbos

Rabbi A. M. Abramson

REFUAH SH’LAIMAH:
To all those who are not well. Let Hashem hear our tefillos on their behalves, and all have a speedy recovery. If there is a choleh that needs a misheberach, please email their name to anshemotele@anshemotele.org

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Happy Birthday to: Gitelle Rapoport, Oct 27th
Happy Birthday to: Michael Kirshner Oct 27th

Happy Birthday to: Anne Galster Nov 3rd

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Please link to our OCTOBER and NOVEMBER calendars right here.

HOLIDAY PLEDGES: .Please remit your dues and or pledges either through check by mail or credit card. Click HERE for credit card payment. Thank you!

KIDDUSH / LUNCH: this Shabbos is sponsored by the Castle family.
A hearty yasher koach to Michael Kirshner at Starr Kosher Catering for supplementing our shabbos kiddushim each week.
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Candle Lighting time
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Schedule of Davening:

FRIDAY Oct 27th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:30 at shul
CLT 5:32

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Oct 28th

Shacharis 7 & 8:45 at Shul

Mincha 5:30 at shul

Maariv 6:30 in shul

SUNDAY Oct 29th

Shacharis 8:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:30

Maariv 6:00

MONDAY Oct 30th

Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 5:30

Maariv 6:00

TUESDAY Oct 31st

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:30

Maariv 6:00

WEDNESDAY Nov 1st

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:30

Maariv 6:00

THURSDAY Nov 2nd

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 5:30

Maariv 6:00

FRIDAY Nov 3rd

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:30 at shul
CLT 5:23

Shabbos Schedule

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¨From the Rabbi’s Study¨

Good Shabbos

Rabbi A. M. Abramson

REFUAH SH’LAIMAH:
To all those who are not well. Let Hashem hear our tefillos on their behalves, and all have a speedy recovery. If there is a choleh that needs a misheberach, please email their name to anshemotele@anshemotele.org

Members Corner:

Happy Birthday to: Gitelle Rapoport, Oct 27th
Happy Birthday to: Michael Kirshner Oct 27th

Happy Birthday to: Anne Galster Nov 3rd

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Please link to our OCTOBER and NOVEMBER calendars right here.

HOLIDAY PLEDGES: .Please remit your dues and or pledges either through check by mail or credit card. Click HERE for credit card payment. Thank you!

KIDDUSH / LUNCH: this Shabbos is sponsored by the Castle family.
A hearty yasher koach to Michael Kirshner at Starr Kosher Catering for supplementing our shabbos kiddushim each week.
If you would like to sponsor a shabbos kiddush in memory of, honor of, or for a simcha, contact us via email anshemotele@anshemotele.org. In the body of the email please include the week you would like, reason for kiddush and your name with phone number. We will contact you back with options, prices and available dates.

KIDDUSH FUND: .Please click HERE to help us continue this important event, or contact us via anshemotele@anshemotele.org with your pledges. You count on us as a shul and we count on you as our members. Thank you.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:
LINKS:
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Orthodox Union http://oukosher.org
Link to Likutei Pshatim http://www.htc.edu/services/likutei-peshatim.html
Shabbat Shalom

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Chicago, IL 60645
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Candle Lighting time
Fri Oct 20, 5:42

Schedule of Davening:

FRIDAY Oct 20th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:42 at shul
CLT 5:45

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Oct 21st

Shacharis 7 & 8:45 at Shul

Mincha 5:45 at shul

Maariv 6:40 in shul

SUNDAY Oct 22nd

Shacharis 8:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:45

Maariv 6:15

MONDAY Oct 23rd

Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 5:45

Maariv 6:15

TUESDAY Oct 24th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:45

Maariv 6:15

WEDNESDAY Oct 25th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:45

Maariv 6:15

THURSDAY Oct 26th

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 5:45

Maariv 6:15

FRIDAY Oct 27th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 5:32 at shul
CLT 5:30

Shabbos Schedule

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¨From the Rabbi’s Study¨

From the Rabbi Study October 19, 2023

A ROSE IS A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A ROSE

The following three attachments are from Wikipedia. I offer it here with limited commentary. You may draw your own conclusions.

The Hebron massacre was the killing of sixty-seven or sixty-nine Jews on 24 August 1929 in Hebron, then part of Mandatory Palestine, by Arabs incited to violence by rumors that Jews were planning to seize control of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.[1] The event also left scores seriously wounded or maimed. Jewish homes were pillaged and synagogues were ransacked. Some of the 435 Jews who survived were hidden by local Arab families,[2] although the extent of this phenomenon is debated.[3] Soon after, all Hebron’s Jews were evacuated by the British authorities.[4] Many returned in 1931, but almost all were evacuated at the outbreak of the 1936–39 Arab revolt in Palestine. The massacre formed part of the 1929 Palestine riots, in which a total of 133 Jews and 110 Arabs were killed, the majority of the latter by British police and military,[5] and brought the centuries-old Jewish presence in Hebron to an end. “

The Hadassah convoy massacre took place on April 13, 1948, when a convoy, escorted by Haganah militia, bringing medical and military supplies and personnel to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, was ambushed by Arab forces. Seventy-eight Jewish doctorsnurses, students, patients, faculty members and Haganah fighters, and one British soldier were killed in the attack, including twenty three women. Dozens of unidentified bodies, burned beyond recognition, were buried in a mass grave in the Sanhedria Cemetery.”

A Palestinian suicide bombing on Sbarro, a pizzeria in downtown Jerusalem, took place on 9 August 2001, in which 16 civilians were killed, including 7 children and a pregnant woman, and 130 wounded.”

With all this Israel and the Jewish people remain strong with faith, hope, resolve, and determination.

We are all familiar with the story of Noach. At its conclusion of the calamitous flood the dove leads the way, and the rainbow appears.

We pray for the rainbow of Noach to reflect its light very soon. May there be shalom al Yisroel.

AM YISROEL CHAI

Good Shabbos

Rabbi A. M. Abramson

REFUAH SH’LAIMAH:
To all those who are not well. Let Hashem hear our tefillos on their behalves, and all have a speedy recovery. If there is a choleh that needs a misheberach, please email their name to anshemotele@anshemotele.org

Members Corner:

Happy Birthday to: Aaron Wortman Oct 25th
Happy Birthday to: Gitelle Rapoport, Oct 27th
Happy Birthday to: Michael Kirshner Oct 27th

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Please link to our OCTOBER calendars right here.

HOLIDAY PLEDGES: .Please remit your dues and or pledges either through check by mail or credit card. Click HERE for credit card payment. Thank you!

KIDDUSH: this Shabbos is sponsored by the shul.
A hearty yasher koach to Michael Kirshner at Starr Kosher Catering for supplementing our shabbos kiddushim each week.
If you would like to sponsor a shabbos kiddush in memory of, honor of, or for a simcha, contact us via email anshemotele@anshemotele.org. In the body of the email please include the week you would like, reason for kiddush and your name with phone number. We will contact you back with options, prices and available dates.

KIDDUSH FUND: .Please click HERE to help us continue this important event, or contact us via anshemotele@anshemotele.org with your pledges. You count on us as a shul and we count on you as our members. Thank you.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:
LINKS:
Chicago Rabbinical Council: http://www.crcweb.org/
Orthodox Union http://oukosher.org
Link to Likutei Pshatim http://www.htc.edu/services/likutei-peshatim.html
Shabbat Shalom

Congregation Anshe Motele
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Chicago, IL 60645
Ph: 773-743-2420
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Shloshim for Max Castle

In commemoration of the end of the shloshim period for Max Castle….Mordechai ben Aharon, The Castle family will be hosting a siyum in his memory at the shul.
We will have it this Friday morning, Oct 20th, corresponding to the 5th day of Cheshvan. Shacharis at 7AM followed by the siyum and a breakfast.
Men and women are invited to attend.