‫דרכיה דרכי נעם‬
January 29-30, 2015 / 11 Shvat, 5775
Candle Lighting 4:52 PM
Mincha-Kabbalat Shabbat – 4:57 PM
Repeat Shema after 6:03 PM
Rabbi Donath’s Hilchot Shabbat shiur – 8:45 AM
Shacharit – 9 AM
Children’s Groups - 9:45 AM
Sof Zman Kriat Shema – 9:39 AM
Rabbi Donath will speak before Musaf.
Mincha – 4:45 PM
Followed by Seuda Shlishit
Dvar Torah by Rabbi Abraham Weintraub
Maariv – 5:53 PM
Shabbat ends – 6:03 PM
Sunday: Shacharit - 8:15 AM
Sunday: Mincha/Maariv – 5:00 PM
Monday – Thursday: Maariv– 8:00 PM
Rabbi Jeremy Donath
“Shlomo Ha’melech and His Impact on David’s
A shiur on Sefer Melachim
Kiddush sponsored by Susan and Rabbi Abraham
Weintraub celebrating the birth of their son, Zev
Dovid and by Phyllis and Ely Zofan in memory of
Ely’s mother, Channah Bat Shmuel (Channah
Hochman Zofan), born on Tu B’shvat and passed
away on Hay B’shvat. Tu B'Shvat fruit provided by
Ofer Aharon.
Mazal Tov to:
Meyer Berkowitz on the bar mitzvah of his
grandson Akiva, son of Benny and Deena Berkowitz
• Esther and Danny Herskowitz and big brother
Joey on the birth of a daughter, Lily Harriet (Leah
Hinda) and to grandparents Paul and Reina
Wertman and to Aunt Deena and Uncle Jake and
Uncle Isaac and Aunt Eliza • Ely and Michael
Lenik on the birth of a baby girl, Ziva.
Welcome to Yaakov and Ora Weiner (Weinbach),
who are visiting our community this Shabbat.
Refuah Sheleimah to Roman Genut, Reuven Ben
Dvora Beika
Hakarat Hatov: The Thaler family gratefully
acknowledges and thanks Rabbi Donath and the
Darchei community for their thoughtfulness and
support on the passing of Eve’s mother, Pearl Szabo.
Special thanks to Rabbi Avi Herzog for his inspired
efforts on her behalf.
Tuesday evenings @ 8:15 PM (note change of day)
Remember & Honor Your Loved Ones
Purchase a plaque on Darchei Noam’s New Memorial Board.
Contact David Thaler:
[email protected] 201-406-7043.
Support the Darchei Noam Chesed Fund
The Chesed Fund arranges meals for families in mourning,
particularly the seudat ha’avarah on the first day, before volunteer
meals can be arranged. Please contribute to the Chesed Fund to
ensure that all families are taken care of.
NORPAC’s Mission to Washington on May 13th is
a single-day advocacy event to promote stronger USIsrael relations directly with Members of Congress
and their staff. Round-trip bus transportation to
Washington, DC, 3 glatt kosher meals, training and
all scheduling and materials are included with
registration. To register, visit or
call 201-788-5133.
Aliyah Cards: Please help the gabbaim by emailing
your info for your aliyah card to [email protected]
Get Ready to Celebrate Purim
The Mishloach Manot committee is hard at work creating another
delightful package for Purim. Please send in your orders. Order
forms are in the lobby and on the shul website.
Calling all “Prime Time Players!”
The upcoming Darchei Noam Purim Chagiga is still looking for a
few good performers/entertainers, men and women, to star in this
year’s show. No experience required, only a desire to be a star.
Contact Fred at [email protected] and tell him you’re in. We
provide the material; you provide the costume.
Save the Date!
Congregation Darchei Noam Dinner
Honoring Doris and Lenny Eis
Rachel and Izzy Sabo - Bonei Yerushalaim Award
Sunday Evening, May 17, 2015
The Fair Lawn Jewish Center
Further details to come.
Rabbi Jeremy Donath • President: Mark Moerdler • Vice Presidents:
10-04 Alexander Avenue • P.O. Box 1331 • Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 • 201-773-4080 •
‫דרכיה דרכי נעם‬
Rabbi Ian Shaffer’s shiur will next meet on Monday evening, January 26th, at 7:55 PM. (Listen to Rabbi Shaffer’s Shiurim
at • Rabbi Eli Mansour - Thursdays at 7:45 PM • Rabbi Yissachar Frand - Thursdays at 9:00 PM •
Rabbi Yisroel Reisman - Motzei Shabbat at 7:30 PM
Parshat Beshalach
Mon for All Generations
Rabbi Mayer Twersky
For forty years our ancestors subsisted on mon. Thereafter things changed. No more mon. Time to don the farmer's overalls
and work the land. As the world's economy has developed and changed many have exchanged overalls for business attire and
the field for the office. Either way, no more free lunches. Or, for that matter, breakfasts and suppers.
This dramatic change speaks for itself. And yet it is very important that we also understand what has not changed.
Rashi (Shemos 16:30) explains:
In the days of Yirmiyahu when Yirmiyahu was rebuking them (Bnei Yisrael) "why do you not preoccupy yourself with
talmud Torah", and they would say "[if] we neglect our work and preoccupy ourselves with talmud Torah how will we
sustain ourselves?" He brought out the jar of mon, [and] said to them ... "your ancestors were sustained with this, the
Omnipresent has many messengers to provide sustenance to those who fear Him"
Mon no longer falls from the sky. Now we need to invest effort. That has changed. But our effort is just that and nothing
more. Our sustenance, as did the mon, comes wholly from Hakadosh Baruch Hu. In that respect nothing has changed and it
never will.
And thus Yirmiyahu hanavi offers a timely and timeless practical lesson in faith. From a secular perspective, arranging a
work schedule which allows for regular talmud Torah may disrupt our pursuit of our livelihood. In reality, however, kvi'as
ittim laTorah does not interfere with Hakadosh Baruch Hu's ability or plans to provide our sustenance.
The mishna in Shabbos in dealing with the melacha of mechabeh speaks of one who extinguishes a flame k'chas al hashemen
etc. He extinguishes the flame because he is concerned not to waste money by needlessly (sic) burning oil. But why the kof
ha'dimyon? The Vilan Gaon (ad loc) explains. It is as if he is saving money. In actuality, he is not saving anything. One's
sustenance is from Hashem, and surely will not be diminished by shemiras Shabbos.
Mon no longer falls. But things have not changed. Our sustenance comes from Hakadosh Baruch Hu. It may appear tempting
to pay cash and avoid sales tax, but are we really saving? A profound, practical, lesson in faith worth remembering an
applying, when setting aside time for talmud Torah, contemplating taxes and in many other situations and contexts.
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