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Torah Hand-outs -
The Torah hand-outs for the month of June are sponsored by Mark and Eta Levenson and family in memory of Esther Chana bat Yitzchak Leib, z"l, beloved mother of Mark and grandmother of Eric, Hadassa and Jessica.
West Orange Dunkin Donuts going KOSHER -
October 14, 2012 -- BREAKING NEWS!
The Dunkin Donuts Store located at 442 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ is now certified Kosher by the Vaad of Metrowest . All items in the store should be considered dairy and chalav stam.
Thank you to the proprietor Samir Shah and his staff for their consideration and dedication to the needs of our community. Thank you to Rabbi Avraham Stone and Rabbi Aaron Leff of the Vaad.
Children’s Gemach - NEW—Children’s Gemach. Boys & girls newborn-6x-all clothes 6x - 12 - Shabbat only. Contact Stephanie Keiser 973-325-1599
In Parshat Chukat we read of Moshe’s critical and tragic error that changed the course of his life and Jewish history. While Moshe was commanded by Hashem to speak to the rock in order that it bring forth water, he instead hit the rock in order to quench the people's thirst. The result of this mistake was that both Moshe and Aharon died in the desert and did not enter the land of Israel. One wonders how Moshe could make such a mistake given the fact that Hashem told him specifically to speak to the rock? Had Moshe not followed commands from Hashem successfully in the past? What happened in this case that was different? The Sifrei explains that Moshe made this error because he was overcome with anger at an ungrateful and belligerent people. Of course being the tzaddik that he was, every action of Moshe was scrutinized, and as a result his punishment was severe. An important lesson can be applied to our lives from this unfortunate incident. It is critical for us as individuals to keep our composure especially at times when we may be overcome with anger and frustration. How often in life do we wish that we had just waited until we calmed down before responding in a moment of passion or anger. May we learn this lesson and apply it successfully to our lives.
-I would like to welcome Ari Sacher, our scholar in residence this Shabbos.