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04/29/2022 01:19:32 PM

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PARDON OUR APPEARANCE

BULLETIN BOARD
THE ANNUAL DINNER CAMPAIGN CONTINUES…
MAZEL TOV
  • Penina Dobin & Michael Cohen, on their upcoming Wedding
  • Ronit & Aaron Etra, on the birth of a baby girl - Yocheved Leah
  • Rikki & Mendy Gross, on the birth and bris of their grandson Shmuel Alter - a baby boy born to their children Zach & Allison Gross
  • Dan Kimchi & Miriam Silverstein, on the upcoming Wedding of their daughter Avital and Shlomo Dalezman
  • Len Schwarzbaum & Lauren Goldman, on the birth of a grandchild, a baby born to their children Josh & Eyenadis Schwarzbaum
  • Harry & Rachel Skydell, on the upcoming Wedding of their daughter Yael and Yehonatan Felman
CONDOLENCES
  • David Goldstein & Debbie Engel, on the passing of David’s mother Miriam Goldstein z’l
  • Bernard & Nina Wachsman, on the passing of Nina’s brother Dr. Stuart Morduchowitz z’l
SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE WEEKEND
  • Join Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky throughout Shabbos
    • 9:00pm Lost & Emerging Jewish Communities
    • 11:15am The Jerusalem Passport Story: Zivotofsky vs. Kerry
    • 6:30pm The Kashrus of the Giraffe & other Exotic Animals
    • 7:40pm Shalosh Seudos: Jewish Urban Legends
  • Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky is a professor of neuroscience at Bar-Ilan University. As a “halachic adventurer” he has traveled to exotic locations to explore Jewish traditions and history. He learned in Yeshivat Har Etzion and has degrees from the Cooper Union, Hofstra University, NJIT, Revel Graduate School of YU, and Case Western Reserve University. After a post-doc at the National Institutes of Health, he made aliyah in 2000. He is trained as a shochet and co-organized the Mesorah Dinners in Israel, NY, LA and Chicago. In addition to his scientific publications he is widely published on Jewish topics including a regular column in the OU’s Jewish Action magazine, and contributions to Mishpacha, Tradition, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, Hakira and Tchumin. He has been a tour guide in Ir David for the last 10 years.
SAVE THE DATE: WWW.OZNY.ORG/EVENTS
  • The Post-Pesach Shopping Guide is available in Lobby & on the OZ Website
  • WiN: Women in Network Rosh Chodesh Group meets Monday, May 2, 2022 at 6:30pm — RSVP online at www.OZNY.org/WIN
  • Westside Women’s Wellness Group presents Dr. Riva Preil — The Inside Story: Women’s Pelvic Heath on Wednesday, May 11 at 8:00pm — RSVP at www.OZNY.org/Event/Wellness, Wine & Cheese Served, Hosted by Rebbetzin Schwartz, Moderated by Rebbetzin Varon & Shiffy Friedman
  • Chazan Ari Mandelbaum returns for a Musical Shabbos May 20-21
  • Stay tuned for Shavuos 5782…

YEARN TO LEARN…
YOU CAN’T SPELL ZOOM WITHOUT O.Z.
  • MONDAY NIGHT MISHMAR
    • Classes with Rabbi Allen Schwartz
    • 8:00PM — Shmuel II (This Week with Rabbi Varon)
    • 9:15PM — Minchas Chinuch (Not Meeting This Week)
  • TUESDAY NIGHT LEARNING
    • WWW.OZNY.ORG/TNLP
    • 7:30pm — Joel Goldman: Understanding Texts
    • 8:00pm — David Israel: Analysis of Tefila
    • 9:00pm — Dr. Nava Silton: Ahavas Yisrael
    • 9:00pm — R’ Gottesman: Men’s Halacha
  • WEDNESDAYS
    • Discover Judaism | adam@ozny.org
    • Beginners Classes & Conversion Program
    • 6:45pm — Concepts (A. Rersnick)
    • 8:00pm — Philosophy (J. Goldman)
  • WOMEN’S EMUNAH CHABURAH
    • WWW.OZNY.ORG/EVENT/EMUNAH5782
    • Zoom & WhatsApp Group
    • Monday & Wednesdays @ 9:00pm
  • MEN’S DAF YOMI CHABURAH
    • WWW.OZNY.ORG/EVENT/DAF
    • Schedule, Conference Call & Whats’s App
    • Mon-Fri @ 7:00am | Sunday @ 9:00am
    • Shabbos after Mincha | Yom Tov before Mincha
  • HASHKAMA SHIUR
    • Parsha & Psychology with Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard returns in the Spring

SCHEDULE
Friday, April 29 (Nisan 28) | Omer 13
Shacharis - 6:10a, 7:00a, 8:00a
  • 6:15pm Plag Minyan
  • 7:15pm Wine & Dine (RSVP Required)
  • 7:32pm Candles
  • 7:40pm Zman Minyan
  • 9:00pm Lecture & Oneg: Visits with Lost and Emerging Jewish Communities
Shabbos, April 30 (Nisan 29) | Omer 14
Achrei Mos | Shabbos Mevorchim
  • 7:30am Hashkama
  • 8:45am Haftorah Class (Social Hall)
  • 9:15am Shacharis - recite Shema by 9:24a
  • Drasha following Davening: The Jerusalem Passport Story — Zivotofsky vs. Kerry
  • 10:00am Youth Groups
  • Delicious Kiddush following Davening 
  • 4:30pm Afternoon Groups in the Park
  • 6:30pm Text & Context: The Kashrus of the Giraffe & other Exotic Animals
  • 7:20pm Mincha
  • 7:40pm Shalosh Seudos: Jewish Urban Legends
  • 8:30pm Maariv
  • 8:41pm Havdalah
Sunday, May 1, 2022 (30 Nisan 5782) | Omer 15
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar I
  • Shacharis - 7:00am, 8:00am
  • 7:40pm Zman Mincha Maariv
Monday, May 2, 2022 (1 Iyyar 5782) | Omer 16
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar II
  • Shacharis - 6:00a, 6:45a, 7:45a
  • 6:15pm Plag Mincha Maariv
  • 7:40pm Zman Mincha Maariv
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (2 Iyyar 5782) | Omer 17
  • Shacharis - 6:10a, 7:00a, 8:00a
  • 6:15pm Plag Mincha Maariv
  • 7:40pm Zman Mincha Maariv
Wednes., May 4, 2022 (3 Iyyar 5782) | Omer 18
Yom HaZikaron
  • Shacharis - 6:10a, 7:00a, 8:00a
  • 6:15pm Plag Mincha Maariv
  • 7:40pm Zman Mincha Maariv
Thursday, May 5, 2022 (4 Iyyar 5782) | Omer 19
Yom Ha’Atzmaut
  • Shacharis - 6:00a, 6:50a, 7:50a
  • 6:15pm Plag Mincha Maariv
  • 7:40pm Zman Mincha Maariv
Friday, May 6, 2022 (5 Iyyar 5782) | Omer 20
  • Shacharis - 6:10a, 7:00a, 8:00a
  • 6:15pm Plag Mincha Maariv
  • 7:39pm Candle Lighting
  • 7:50pm Zman Mincha Maariv

Hashkama Minyan - Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb
  • Is there anything we would be better off not knowing? Most often what we know allows us to successfully navigate  our life world. We "learn" how to avoid dangers and mistakes. By increasing our knowledge we are able to achieve our goals. This is "practical knowledge" and we need it. Even in paradise one has to know how to care for the trees and gather in the fruit.  In so far as practice is connected to theory, the better theoretical understanding we possess, the more sophisticated our technology and usually the greater our opportunities. We are certainly, then not better off not having either practical or theoretical knowledge. 
  • Let's expand the question a bit. What about "moral knowledge" or "knowledge of values", assuming that either of them exists independent of the theoretical and/or practical knowledge necessary to get on comfortably in our lives? Not an easy question. If we consider only our physical and psychological well being, we might not need more than a well ordered theory-driven sense of our emotions, thoughts, desires and priorities.  However,  we might think that there is something fundamentally "human" about understanding and knowledge. To be human is to inquire, to seek to know, to seek to understand the things, processes, values, etc that make up our world.  Then, we would say that we are  more truly ourselves if we have knowledge and less ourselves as full persons if we are ignorant.
  • Finally, to return to our original question: In a perfect world, would it matter how much we knew?
  • Are there truths that  it  is  better not to know? And, to the extent that knowledge connects us to " reality", are there persons, places and things that we are better off not knowing, not being connected to---however pleasant and satisfying we might find them? 
  • Reflections on Genesis 2:15-17
 
 
Thu, May 19 2022 18 Iyyar 5782