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OZ Weekly - Devarim 5780 + 9 Av Schedule

07/24/2020 11:36:07 AM

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Minyan Update

  • Minyanim have resumed under the guidelines of the CDC, DOH, and OU/RCA. Limited minyanim are operating at partial capacity.
  • Visitors to the building must wear a mask on premises and sanitize hands. Violators will be asked to leave or temporarily forfeit the ability to participate.
  • Weekday Minyanim currently meet in the Bet Medrash and max out at 30 men and 5 women. Shabbat Minyanim meet in the Main Sanctuary with 1 Person / Family per row alternating between window and aisle seat designations.
  • In the Main Sanctuary, Individuals and Families should sit in the BLUE marked seats 
  • Rabbi Schwartz is emphatic that absolutely no one should feel any pressure to participate at this point.

Tisha B'Av 5780 Schedule

www.OZNY.org/9Av

  • Tuesday, July 28
    • 7:20pm - Rabbi's Annual Siyum & Take-Home BBQ - RSVP at www.OZNY.org/9Av
  • Wednesday, July 29
    • 6:15pm - Early Mincha
    • 8:05pm - Zman Mincha
    • 8:14pm - Fast Starts
    • 8:20pm - Maariv & Eichah
    • 9:30pm - ZOOM Eichah
  • Thursday, July 30
    • 6:45am - Early Shacharit & Kinnot
    • 9:00am - Shacharit & Kinnot with Rabbi Allen Schwartz
    • 12:30pm - Learning with Rabbi Allen Schwartz: Yirmiyahu Part 1
    • 1:02pm - Chatzot
    • 1:45pm - Early Mincha
    • 2:30pm - Learning with Rabbi Schwartz: Yirmiyahu Part 2
    • 4:00pm - ZOOM Shiur with R' Yoni Zolty
    • 7:50pm - Zman Mincha
    • 8:30pm - Maariv
    • 9:03pm - Fast Ends

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Rabbi Schwartz's New Zoom Summer Series:

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Psychological Insights into Parshat HaShavua


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OZ Online Opportunities - www.OZNY.org/Online, www.OZNY.org/Events

  • Daf Yomi Daily Conference Call

  • Zoom TNLP on Tuesdays starts at 7:30pm

  • Zoom Discover Judaism (Wednesdays) starts of 6:45pm

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Parshat Devarim 5780

Friday Night

  • 6:40pm - Plag Minyan

  • 6:48pm - Plag HaMincha

  • 8:01pm - Candle Lighting

  • 8:10pm - Zman Minyan

  • 8:19pm - Shkiah (Sunset)

  • 9:09pm - Tzeit HaKochavim (Night Fall)

Shabbat Chazon

  • 5:46am - Netz HaChama
  • 7:30am - Hashkama Minyan

  • 9:15am - Minyan

  • 9:24am - Latest Shema

  • 1:02pm - Chatzot

  • 8:00pm - Minyan

  • 8:18pm - Shkiah

  • 9:08pm - Havdalah / Tzeit HaKochavim

Weekday Minyanim 

  • Sunday: 8:00am & 8:05pm
  • Monday - Friday: 6:00am, 7:00am & 8:00am, 6:40pm & 8:05pm

Tisha B'Av 5780 Schedule / www.OZNY.org/9Av

  • Tuesday, July 28
    • 7:20pm - Rabbi's Annual Siyum & Take-Home BBQ - RSVP at www.OZNY.org/9Av
  • Wednesday, July 29
    • 6:15pm - Early Mincha
    • 8:05pm - Zman Mincha
    • 8:14pm - Fast Starts
    • 8:20pm - Maariv & Eichah
    • 9:30pm - ZOOM Eichah
  • Thursday, July 30
    • 6:45am - Early Shacharit & Kinnot
    • 9:00am - Shacharit & Kinnot with Rabbi Allen Schwartz
    • 12:30pm - Learning with Rabbi Allen Schwartz: Yirmiyahu Part 1
    • 1:02pm - Chatzot
    • 1:45pm - Early Mincha
    • 2:30pm - Learning with Rabbi Schwartz: Yirmiyahu Part 2
    • 4:00pm - ZOOM Shiur with R' Yoni Zolty
    • 7:50pm - Zman Mincha
    • 8:30pm - Maariv
    • 9:03pm - Fast Ends

Rabbi's Blanchard's Parsha Reflection: Devarim

For most people, life is good, but it is also  dotted with difficult, trying, painful moments. We don't want them to happen, but they do and we do our best to navigate them. If possible, we don't do this alone but,  as the Beatles put it, we "get by with a little help from our friends". 

Some of those moments are the result of our own,  often moral,  mistakes. Here is a thought for those of us who want to be one of the "friends" that helps others sweeten or soften the demanding moments in life  that are due to their own moral errors : 

First, assume that even an immoral or unrighteous act originates in a good place that ends up distorted.  We know from research, for example, that in intimate relationships, painful, brutal  arguments are most often actually about preserving the relationship. That is,   such arguing  "begins" in a belief--often unstated or even below the level of awareness-- the relationship would be intolerable if things are not done as they ask, or if they are not in control. They might have to leave. They are arguing so that they can stay and not leave. The origin is good --preserving the relationship--but it gets distorted into a search for dominance or control rather than for greater understanding and creative compromise. 

Second, use the emotional or cognitive power of the original goal  to overcome the negative forces producing the problem and find better ways to achieve the goal. . In our example, if they can get in touch with how important preserving their relationship is to them, perhaps they [ or you with them ] can find better alternatives to the endless painful arguments. The more power you, as a friend, have to reorient them toward the "original" [good] source, the more likely it is that they will " get by with a little help from their friends".    Granted, this approach is  not perfect, not easy to do and doesn't always make things better,  but , in a difficult world, it offers one more possibility for fixing things and bringing people together.  

***The above thought is based on my understanding and adaptation  of the Hasidic commentary of the Noam Elimelech on Parashat Devarim and the related doctrine of "sweetening" judgement found in the Keter Shem Tov. 



 

 

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