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FIRST HATARAH this Saturday Night - 9:00 pm

Shabbat Candle Lighting

Friday, July 31st 2015

Deal, NJ - 7:54pm
Brooklyn, NY - 7:54pm
Aventura, FL - 7:49pm

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Summer 5775 Weekday Schedule

  • Shaharit
  • Sunday
  • 1st Minyan - J.S. Jemal Syn. - 7:00am
  • 2nd Minyan - J.S. Jemal Syn. - 8:00am
  • 3rd Minyan - J.S. Jemal Syn. - 9:00am
  • 4th Minyan - E.J. Safra Syn. - 9:30am

  • Monday & Thursday
  • 1st Minyan - E.J. Safra Syn. - 6:10am
  • 2nd Minyan - J.S. Jemal Syn. - 6:50am
  • 3rd Minyan - J.S. Jemal Syn. - 8:00am

  • Tues. Wed. & Fri
  • 1st Minyan - E.J. Safra Syn. - 6:20am
  • 2nd Minyan - J.S. Jemal Syn. - 7:00am
  • 3rd Minyan - J.S. Jemal Syn. - 8:00am
  • Hok L'Yisrael Class & Breakfast following prayers.

  • Minha & Arbit
  • Sunday - Thursday
  • 1st Minyan - J.S. Jemal Syn. - 6:45pm
  • 2nd Minyan - J.S. Jemal Syn. - 7:15pm
  • 3rd Minyan - J.S. Jemal Syn. - 7:45pm
Ladies Class by Mrs. Violet Chkouri – Monday mornings - 11:00 am J.S. Jemal building

Shabbat Va’ethanan - Prayer & Class Schedule

  • Erev Shabbat - Friday - July 31st
  • J.S. Jemal Synagogue: Minha & Arbit
  • 1st Minyan - 6:30pm
  • 2nd Minyan - 7:30pm
  • E.J. Safra Synagogue: Minha & Arbit
  • 1st Minyan - 6:45pm
  • 2nd Minyan - 7:54pm
  • Candelighting: 7:54pm

  • Shabbat - Saturday - aug 1st
  • Shahrit
  • Early Minyan E.J. Safra Syn. - 6:20am
  • First Minyan J.S. Jemal Syn. - 6:45am
  • Main Minyan E.J. Safra Syn. - 8:00am
  • Youth Minyan E.J. Safra Syn. - 9:00am
  • Teens Minyan J.S. Jemal Syn. - 9:10am
  • Kiddush & Learning after the early morning minyan

  • Minha Gedola - 1:45pm
  • Classes - 5:20pm & 6:25pm
  • Minha - 7:25pm
  • Followed by Seuda Shelisheet in Synagogue

  • Arbit - 8:35pm
  • Shabbat Ends: 8:53pm
  • First Hatarah: 9:00pm

Please join us for our inspiring learning program with Rabbi David Ashear, Rabbi Leon Hazan & Rabbi Nathan Escava
Younger children's group with stories & Shabbat morning activities.
And as always our amazing Kids minyan & Girls group Prizes and treats for everyone! Afternoon class as well!

Parashat Va’ethanan

Not Within our Realm

And you shall not covet your fellow's wife, you shall not desire your fellow's house... (Debarim 5:18)

We understand why G-d commanded us not to steal or to kill; after all, it is physically possible for a person to refrain from performing such crimes. On the other hand, jealousy is an emotion and is an integral part of human nature; when you see something you like - you desire it. How can the Torah forbid something so natural as to desire someone else's possessions?

The Ibn Ezra uses a profound insight into human nature to explain this prohibition. It is quite expected that an ignorant, poverty-stricken peasant might covet his neighbor's daughter, but it would never dawn on him to lust after the queen. She is so far away and inaccessible that such a thought would never enter his mind. Sensible, logical people only yearn for things within their frame of reference; they have no interest in things that are beyond their scope or their imagination. Similarly, man must perceive his neighbor's belongings as unattainable.

A storekeeper once complained to R' Meir of Premishlan, "Somebody opened a store right next to mine, and he is taking my business away!" The sage replied, "Have you ever seen a horse drink water from a river? He walks into the water and stamps his hooves. He sees another horse also drinking, he's envious and afraid that the 'other' horse will drink up all the water, and therefore he kicks his own mirror image. That is the attitude of the horse, but you know better. Realize that there is enough water in the river for all the horses, and no one can touch what G-d has prepared for you. You have nothing to fear or be jealous of."

Let us focus on being happy and content with all the goodness that G-d has blessed each and every one of us with, we will not desire what is not meant for us. 

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