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Mabrook to Rabbi and Mrs. Shmuel Choueka on the birth of a grandson.
Mabrook to Dr. and Mrs. Eddy Gindi on the birth of a grandson.
Mabrook to Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Torkieh on the birth of a baby boy.
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295 Park Ave, Long Branch NJ 07740
Phone: (732) 571-2711
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The Rabbi’s Message
“And Abraham went on his sojourns” (Beresheet 13:3)
After Abraham went down to Egypt because of the famine, he
came back to the land of Canaan. Rashi says that he stopped off at
all the old lodging places in order to pay up his debts. While the
simple meaning may be that Abraham had to borrow during the
famine and now he could clear up those loans, there is a deeper
When people saw Abraham leaving Canaan because of the
famine, they questioned him, “What happened to Hashem’s
promise to take care of you during your journey?” The faith in
Hashem was weakened due to Abraham’s struggling during these
years. After Abraham was made wealthy in Pharaoh’s palace,
Abraham went back to the same people to show them, “Here is the
fulfillment of Hashem’s promise!” It sometimes takes time to see
the Hand of G-d, and Abraham showed people that Hashem will
not neglect anyone. That is the “repayment of the debts” that is
meant in this chapter. We should all take note of when things are
not going the way they should, so that when they are straightened
out, we should realize how Hashem works it out for us. Don’t
forget to “pay up those debts!” Shabbat Shalom.
Rabbi Shmuel Choueka
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OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 1, 2014 8 HESHVAN 5775
Friday Shir Hashirim/Minhah: 5:30 pm Shaharit: 6:26, 7:00, 8:30, 8:45 & 9:00 am
Candlelighting: 5:37 pm Morning Shema by: 9:24 (MA), 10:02 (GRA)
Evening Shema after: 6:35 pm Shabbat Classes: 4:00 pm
Shabbat Minhah: 5:10 pm
Shabbat Ends: 6:33 pm (R”T 7:05 pm)
Weekday Minhah: 4:30 pm