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    From the Rabbi: The Halachot of Joy News RoundupMi Shebeirakh: Suggested Donations Shevat/Adar Calendar Profile: Mordechai Ungar Beth Aaron Officers Beth Aaron News From the Rabbi: Simcha on Purim BeCounted4Israel A Letter from the Shaer Family Snow Job at Beit Yatir Sisterhood Recipe: Purim Rum CakeThe Cholent-less ChallengeSetting the Example: Rabbi Rothwachs Donates KidneySanctuary Floods: JCT HostsMens Club KiddushTree of LifeMemorial PlaquesTeaneck Boys ChoirNCSYShabbat ChayalAveira & Onesh Word SearchHigh Holiday Corporate SponsorshipsChildrens Corner by Gavriella Hagler w Purim Poem w Purim Word Search w Purim Word ScrambleBanim MitpalelimWine SaleSisterhood Cafe Night Weekly ShiurimUpcoming Events

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    Kold Beth AaronMarch 2015 Adar 5775

    Its freezing in this shul!From the Rabbi:

    THE HALACHOT OF JOYAn imperative shiur by Rabbi Rothwachs

    Tuesday, March 3, at 8:15 p.m.

    Joy is a very critical component of Purim. Laasot osam yemai mishteh ve-simcha. They should make them days of feasting and joy (Esther 9:22). The Melbruktza Rav says that one who is not joyful on Purim has not fulfilled his obligation. The Luca Stello goes further: one who is not joyful is subject to malkus. All agree that the Beit Din can pressure a recalcitrant Jew to be joyful by threatening, taunting, and teasing. Needless to say, the fulfillment of joyfulness on Purim al pi halacha is a very serious matter, and one who is meticulous to fulfill the halacha in all its details is to be praised. Below is an overview of the critical shailot I will be addressing.

    Critical Shailot:w Is joyfulness measured by the loudness of ones laugh or the width of ones smile?w What is the minimum shiur for joyfulness?w If one fulfilled the shiur for joyfulness before shekiya, the start of Purim, must he rejoy?w If ones joy extended beyond Purim, has he committed an aveira? w If ones daat wandered during the day and he thought depressing thoughts, e.g., the New York Knicks, does he have to make up the time he was depressed?w Is one permitted to be envious of another Jew who is more joyful than he?w Is one obligated to rebuke another Jew who is not exhibiting joyfulness (or who is not exhibiting the minimum shiur of joyfulness)?w Is one yotzei the mitzvah of joyfulness on Purim if his/her joy was caused by focusing on divrei issur, e.g., eating a cheeseburger?w If one derives joy from watching sad movies, has he fulfilled his obligation?w If one recites a Purim shpiel without kavana to be joyful, does he have to re-shpiel?w Is someone who is always joyful obligated to increase his/her level of joyfulness on Purim?w Does one have to wait six hours after Purim before he can engage in activities that diminish joyfulness, e.g. paying bills?w If one will be traveling to an unjoyful town on Purim, is he allowed to be joyful on an earlier day in Adar? w Is joyfulness on Purim a mitzvah sheyaysh bah kum assei, i.e., if the entire day of Purim passed and one was not joyful, is he permitted to make it up on a later day? If so, within how many days?

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  • 2BETH AARON NEWS ROUNDUP

    MENS CLUB HAS AN EVENT WITHOUT FOODLast month, the Beth Aaron Mens Club ran an event where absolutely no food was served. We dont know what happened, said Mens Club President Mo-b Singer. We did all the planning for the event as we usually do, but no one said anything about having food, so I guess we just didnt order anything. Everyone who attended the event enjoyed themselves, as if the food was actually there. People socialized without eating, and the event went off without a hitch. The lack of food wasnt really noticed by anyone, as no one asked for anything, not even a glass of water. Kiddush Coordinator and Mens Club Board Member Ari Gononsky was similarly surprised: Usually theres tons of emails discussing what to buy, where to buy it, how much to buy. I guess we just forgot.

    NEWSPAPERS IN THE LOBBYIssues of both the Jewish SubStandard and That Other Paper are available in the lobby. IT IS FORBIDDEN TO REMOVE THE CURRENT ISSUES FROM THE MENS BATHROOM. We are accepting donations of past issues of these newspapers in good condition. Please see Mitch First or Josh Zakheim.

    NEW MI-SHEBEIRAKH CHARTIn order to facilitate pledge giving at the bimah, the Gabbaim at Beth Aaron will be using the handy chart on the opposite page. All men of Bar Mitzvah age should please familiarize themselves with the chart, and be ready to point to the appropriate pledge at the time of their Mi-Shebeirakh. Thank you for your continued support of Beth Aaron!

    BOYS CHOIRThe New Jersey Boys Choir, formerly the Bergen County Boys Choir, formerly the Teaneck Boys Choir, formerly the Beth Aaron Boys Choir, is available to sing at YOUR simcha, shul dinner, baseball game, Grammy Awards party, Lincoln Center concert, or Carnegie Hall performance! Contact Yehiel Levys booking agent for details! Ask us about our Adon Olam/Anim Zemirot specials!

    BEIT YATIR WINERY TO SHARE PROFITS WITH BETH AARONBeit Yatir, which has enjoyed tremendous growth since becoming linked with Congregation Beth Aaron, has agreed to start sharing winery profits with our kehila. We owe it all to Beth Aaron, said Ben Tzvi-Gedalyahu, who will personally start writing checks to Beth Aaron. All of those KBA columns, month after month, in good times and bad, really formed the foundation of our success with Beit Yatir wine. The least we can do is write a few checks to those who supported us from the beginning.

    SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGThere will be a special meeting of the membership on April 31 to approve the increase of the size of the Beth Aaron Board of Directors. Currently, the Board of Directors is comprised of 31 people, which is somehow not enough to fully represent the diversity of our shul. The membership will be asked to approve a change to our Constitution to nearly double the size of the Board of Directors to 57 members (and 14 alternates). This way, everyone will get to serve on the Board at least twice in a ten-year period. Increasing the size of the Board may result in Board meetings lasting more than six hours, so future board members are advised to pack a lunch.

    NEW SHACHARIT MINYANIMBeth Aaron announces two new Shacharit minyanim. On Shabbat morning, we will hold a monthly Old Marrieds Minyan, to start at 10:30 a.m. The minyan is limited to those who have been married for at least 35 years. There will be a Kiddush after davening, followed by a short nap, some bickering, comparisons of area doctors and the medications everyone is taking, and Mincha.

    A new weekday Shacharit minyan, from 7:15 to 7:24 a.m., for mitpallelim who say only the first and last pesukim of each paragraph, will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays In the shul basement.

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