(all times EST):
Monday, November 20, 2017:
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Zeyde’s Story Corner.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017:
8:00 – 9:30 PM – Shul Study Hall – Shulchan Aruch.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017:
8:00 – 9:30 PM – Torah Study With Rabbi A and Reb Reuven.
Friday, November 24, 2017:
8:00 PM – Kabbalat and Maariv Shabbat Service.
Shabbat, November 25, 2017:
10:00 AM – Shacharit and Musaf Shabbat Service. Parshah Vayeitzei (Genesis 28:10 – 32:3). Haftorah – Hosea 11:7 – 12:14.
Satmar Chassidim (Credit: Reuters)
I have been told, as have many of you, that; because I don’t wear a white shirt and black pants, black coat and black hat when I am out and about, I cannot possible be a Chassid. OK, I must have missed the memo that said Chassidshe had a uniform and dress code! If you have a copy of the memo, please send it to me!
Back in the early days, black dye was very hard to make and very expensive. Most Chassidim back then wore dark greens, browns and blues. Black was reserved for Shabbat and special occasions. This concept of wearing a white shirt and black pants, black hat with a black coat is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was Chassidim emulating the dress of their Rebbes in order to be an impetuous toward attaining a higher level (not that that is at all a bad thing). However; a lot of Jews work in professions where dressing that way would be inappropriate and expensive (farmers, mechanics, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc.).
I choose to wear blue, brown or green during the six mundane days of the week and save my white shirts and black pants for Shabbat, when I am teaching and on special occasions. Heck, even the hat I wear during the week is either my brown or green hat. Why? Because, if I wore the white shirt, black pants, black hat and black coat during the six mundane days, what makes wearing them special when they are worn on Shabbat?
No, there is no Chassidic uniform or dress code other than to dress modestly.
NOTICE: The new computer is up and running and everything is working. We are on for Shabbat!
House of Seven Beggars Schedule for Shabbat Vayeira.
(all times EST)
Friday, November 3, 2017
8:00 PM – Kabalat and Maariv Shabbat Service.
Shabbat, November 4, 2017
10:00 AM – Shacharit and Musaf Shabbat Service. Parshah Vayeira (Genesis 18:1 – 22:24). Haftorah – Kings II 4:1-37.
Well, it turns out that we lost a cooling fan in the broadcasting computer. This little $14 fan will keep us off the air this week while we wait for the new fan to come (can’t just run out and buy one anymore, all the computer stores around here are out of business and the ones that are still around only order when they need something.). So, the new one is on the way and should be here by the end of the week/beginning of next week.
In the mean time, check out the new cartoons of the 4 Corners Comic Strips Page!
Our broadcast computer went down on us this morning and we will be unable to address it until after Shabbat. Therefore, there will be no Simchat Torah or Shabbat Bereishit services. We will keep this page up to date as we find out how long before we are back in the air.
Hoshana Rabbah, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah and Shabbat Parshah Bereishit.
(all times EST).
Wednesday, October 11, 2017:
10:00 AM – Hoshana Rabbah Shacharit and Musaf Services. Torah – Numbers 29:26-34; Numbers 29:29-34.
Thursday, October 12, 2017:
10:00 AM – Shemini Atzeret Shacharit and Musaf Services. First Torah – Deuteronomy 14:22 – 16:17. Second Torah – Numbers 29:35 – 30:1. Haftorah – Kings I 8:54-66.
Friday, October 13, 2017:
10:00 AM – Simchat Torah Shacharit and Musaf Services. First Torah – Deuteronomy 33:1 – 34:12; Genesis 1:1 – 2:3
Second Torah: Numbers 29:35 – 30:1. Haftorah – Joshua 1:1-18.
Shabbat, October 14, 2017:
10:00 AM – Shacharit and Musaf Shabbat Service. Parshah Bereishit (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8). Haftorah – Isaiah 66:1-24.
We will be returning to our regular broadcast schedule the week of October 15, 2017!
Sukkot and Shabbat Chol Hamoed.
Thursday, October 5, 2017:
10:00 AM – Sukkot Day 1. First Torah – Leviticus 22:26 – 23:44. Second Torah – Numbers 29:12-16. Hoftorah – Zachariah 14:1-21.
10:00 AM – Sukkot Day 2. First Torah – Leviticus 22:26 – 23:44. Second Torah – Numbers 29:12-16. Haftorah – Kings I 8:2-21.
Shabbat, October 7, 2017:
10:00 AM – Sukkot Chol Hamoed Sukkot Day 1. First Torah – Exodus 33:12 – 34:26. Second Torah – Numbers 29:17-22. Hoftorah – Ezekiel 38:18 – 39:16.