Shaare Tikvah

Shaare Tikvah



August 29 - September 4, 2016

Candle lighting: 7:17pm on Friday

Havdalah: 8:23pm on Saturday

SHABBAT SERVICES this Saturday at 9:30am. This week we read the portion Re’eh from Deuteronomy. In the beginning of this portion, Israel is given a choice: "See, this day I set before you blessing and curse," and warned to obey God's commandments. A covenant ritual is established to be performed at Mounts Gerizim and Ebal. Moses then recites the beginning of the Deuteronomic Code. The Israelites must destroy all pagan shrines and centralize worship "at the place that the Lord shall choose." Permission is given to eat meat without offering it as a sacrifice first, a necessary provision once all sacrificial worship is centralized in one place. Eating blood, however, is still prohibited everywhere. An additional warning is given against following Canaanite practices; laws concerning the false prophet, the person who entices others to worship false gods, and the traitorous city. Moses then reviews the laws of kashrut, including the signs of kashrut in animals, fish, and fowl, and the prohibitions of eating an animal that has died a natural death, a "torn" animal, and of eating milk and meat together. Then he provides the laws concerning the second tithe; laws concerning the shemittah, or Sabbatical year; laws concerning tzedakah and help for the poor; laws concerning the Hebrew slave; and laws concerning the first-born of animals, which were dedicated to God. At the end, he provides the laws concerning the celebration of the three Pilgrimage Festivals: Pesah, Shavuot, Sukkot.

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Upcoming Events...

FIRST FRIDAY SERVICES & DINNER…September 9, dinner @ 6:30pm, services @ 8pm

SISTERHOOD MEETING…September 18 at 10am

HIGH HOLIDAY Schedule of Services

Erev Rosh Hashanah, October 2 @ 7pm

Rosh Hashanah, October 3 & 4 @ 9am

Kol Nidre, October 11 @ 6:30pm

Yom Kippur, October 12 @ 9am and 5:30pm

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How about sponsoring a kiddush? Call Carol Halikman (301-372-1335) no later than the preceding Wednesday.

You can get a Sisterhood Golden Book card sent for you in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone. Call Amy Sheldon (301-868-2448) or e-mail her at

You can buy a memorial plaque or a mitzvah board plaque. Call Ed Halikman (301-372-1335) or e-mail him at

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