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Beis Medrash Ahavas Shalom HaRav Avrohom Baruch Zachariash, Sh’lita, Rav
Mar 2/3 2018–ז אדר, התשע״ח ״ט
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By The People, For The People The gemora (Brochos 55a) teach‐ es us that we cannot appoint a leader of the community (“Parness”) against the will of the people. Therefore, the public must first be asked. This is learned from the pasuk that says “I have asked Betzalel to take a posi‐ tion.” (Shemos 31:1,2) The question is obvious: Betzalel did not have any real power as a leader, but ra‐ ther was a public servant, appointed to work as a craftsman to create the mishkan and the vessels that were inside. How then can we learn from this passuk, a law that applies to a leader?
I heard an insight from my Rosh Yeshiva, which was based on a terminology in the Rambam. He explained the differ‐ ence between a “melech” (king) and a “moshel” (ruler). He said that a king considers his citizenry as the people whom he is representing, and it is his obligation to be concerned for their well‐being. This could be compared to a father: Even though he is the head of the household, he under‐ stands that the responsibility to care for his families best interests, rests squarely on his shoulders. The ruler, on the other hand, obtained his current position by force and uses the citizenry for his own purposes, or taxes them in order to enhance his own personal wealth. His only concern is that the citizenry should be healthy enough to serve him, just as someone who possesses a horse is concerned that his horse is well taken care of.
We now understand that there is a relationship between the “Parness” and the citizenry. The Gemora is telling us that we must liken the Parness to the king and not to the ruler. This idea is echoed in Shulchan Aruch, in regards to a shaliach tzibur. A person must have the approval of the peo‐ ple in order to serve as a shaliach tzibur. Someone who has disfavor in the eyes of the tzibur is not fitting for that posi‐ tion. The Chasam Sofer teaches us that being that the pur‐ pose of building the mishkan was that through the mishkan we should serve Hahsem, therefore even those who are in‐ volved in creating the kapara for klal Yisrael must be the em‐ issary of the people. Therefore, we have the right to learn from Betzalel to the Parness, for Betzalel was not just a craftsman; he was similar to the shaliach tzibur because he set the stage for forgiveness from Hashem.
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Shabbos Schedule Parshas Ki Sisa לוח שבת פרשת כי תשא
Erev Shabbos ערב שבת Mincha 1 מנחה א׳ 12:30 Candle Lighting הדלקת נרות 17:01/17:21 Mincha 2 מנחה ב׳ 17:23 Shekiyah שקיעה 17:41
Shabbos Day יום השבת Brachos ברכות 8:00 Shochein Ad שוכן עד 8:30 Latest Shema – M. A. סוף זמן ק"ש למג"א 8:14 Latest Shema – G’ra סוף זמן ק"ש לגר"א 8:59 Mincha 1 מנחה א׳ 13:00 Pele Yoetz פלא יועץ 16:40 Mincha 3 מנחה ג׳ 16:55 Shekiyah שקיעה 17:42 Ma’ariv 1 מעריב א׳ 18:19 Ma’ariv 2 מעריב ב׳ 18:42
Yeshivas Bein Hazmanim Nissan is almost here, and the Ahavas Shalom Beis Medrash will be filled with the sounds of bochurim learning!
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Scenes from Purim 5778 Thank you to everyone who inspired us this Purim, including Baal Koreh Yoel Steiner and Baal Mincha Ari Goldwag. Ari Goldwag’s Mincha was broadcast live on Facebook, and is also available at www.ahavasshalom.org/category/videos/
English Lending Library Members of Ahavas Shalom can now borrow books from our English Library and take them home to read!
Yehuda Nyssen has arranged the li‐ brary into different sections. One cabi‐ net contains all the books that are available for loan (see the image on the right). When checking out a book, please fill out the “checkout sheet” located next to the cabinet with the required details. Terms and condi‐ tions of the loan are also on this sheet.
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Tefilah Thoughts By Micha Kushner הגיגי תפילה
מאת מיכה קושר
Chessed of the Avos חסדי אבות Rav Chaim Friedlander emphasizes that the Nusach of the Tefila is “Chasdei Avos” and not “Maasei Avos” (actions of the Patriarchs), because even though in reality Hashem is doing Chessed to us by rewarding us for our good deeds, He considers our Avodas Hashem to be as if we are doing Him Chessed by fulfilling His will and Mitzvos.
Why do we mention at least three times a day “He remembers the Chessed of the Avos” in our Tefila, as if we are reminding Hashem to remember the Avos? Hashem doesn’t remember the good deeds of the Avos by Himself, such that we need to remind him?
The Sifsei Chaim answers that we learn from this an important principle in serving Hashem. We won’t merit the mercy of Hashem in merit of the Avos unless we remember the Chasdei Avos and then remind Him, because Hashem’s remembering the Avos in order to have compassion on us, de‐ pends on our “awakening from below” first in order to bring about an awakening in Heaven. We saw the same idea with Moshe Rabbeinu (Shemos 32:13) who asked Hashem to have mercy on Bnei Yisrael “Remember for Avraham, for Yitzchak, and for Yisrael your servants…”. Hashem doesn’t remember the Avos such that Moshe had to remind him? Rather, activation of mercy was dependent on Moshe recognizing and men‐ tioning the attribute. So too, in order for Hashem to remember for us the merits of the Avos, we have to recognize them and “remind” Hashem of them. That’s why we mention remembering the Avos in our Tefila so many times. The more we