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Rosh Hodesh Elul will be celebrated on Tuesday & Wednesday, August 26 & 27. Selihot will begin on Thursday, August 28.
Mabrook to Rabbi and Mrs. Ronnie Ashkenazi and Mr. and Mrs. David Mugrabi on the marriage of their children, Sarah and Abe.
Mabrook to Rabbi and Mrs. Mordechai Nahem on the birth of a grandson.
Mabrook to Dr. and Mrs. Chucky Abady on the birth of grandson
Mabrook to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Anteby on the birth of a grandson.
Mabrook to Rabbi and Mrs. Daniel Levy on the Bar Misvah of their son. Mabrook to the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Anteby.
Mabrook to David and Adele Safdieh on the birth of a baby boy. Mabrook to the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Evelyn Safdieh and Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Pindek.
Mabrook to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Mizrahi on the engagement of their son Jack, to Jaclyn Blanco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby
Mabrook to Rabbi Nehmad on the birth of a granddaughter.
Condolences to Joey Massre on the loss of his brother

Welcome to Ohel Simha Park Avenue Synagogue
295 Park Ave, Long Branch NJ 07740
Phone: (732) 571-2711


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The Rabbi’s Message
(Debarim 15:16) 
"[If your Hebrew slave] says to you, 'I shall not go out
from you' because he loves you and your house
because he fares well with you"
The Gemara teaches that the owner of a Hebrew slave must
treat him and view him as an equal in every respect, and he
sometimes even has to treat him as a superior! However, the
Gemara also teaches that if two Jews are in dire need of water, and
only one of them has a jug of water, his own life takes precedence,
and he is not obligated to give the water to the other person. Why
is this case different than the case of the slave who must be treated
at least as an equal, if not better?
A poor man and a rich man can live in harmony with one
another, even though the poor man can't satisfy his physical needs
like the rich man. Still yet, he does not feel inferior in any way to
his friend as a human being. The slave, on the other hand, is
always reminded of his bitter status as a mere servant of another
man. Therefore the Torah goes out of its way to demand special
treatment for him.
There is a very important lesson to be learned from this. We
must understand that different people have different sensitivities.
We must recognize each person's uniqueness, and treat him in a
way that we will not hurt his feelings or make him self-conscious
of his station in life. Let's take it upon ourselves now, as we
approach the selihot season, to treat our fellow man with the proper
respect, and to make amends with those to whom we may have
shown disservice to in the past. Shabbat Shalom.
Rabbi Shmuel Choueka


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AUGUST 22-23, 2014 27 AB 5774
Friday Shir Hashirim/Minhah: 6:15, 6:45 & 7:15 pm Shaharit: 5:16, 6:45, 8:15, 8:30 & 9:00 am
Candlelighting: 7:25 pm Morning Shema by: 8:46 (MA), 9:37 (GRA)
Evening Shema after 8:23 pm Shabbat Classes: 5:25 pm
Shabbat Minhah: 6:40 pm
Shabbat Ends: 8:22 pm (R”T 8:54 pm)
Weekday Minhah: 6:00, 6:30, 6:50, 7:10 & 7:25 pm
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