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OZ Weekly: Bo 5783

01/27/2023 10:57:43 AM


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  • ArtScroll Shabbos Table - click HERE   
  • RZA HaMizrachi Parsha - click HERE
  • Rabbi Dr. Lamm z'l - click HERE
  • Anshe Divrei Torah - click HERE
  • Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z'l - click HERE
  • YUTorah in Print - click HERE


Mazel Tov

  • Isaac & April Galena, on the birth of a baby girl
  • Anat & Gabe Levi, on the birth of a grandson, a baby boy born to their children Tali & Zev Marcus
  • Chad & Yael Hopkovitz, on the birth a baby girl Alana, and Mazel Tov to her new big sisters Lily, Talia, and Aliza!


  • June Slotkin & Family, on the passing of June's mother Lillian Kotlow z’l
  • Susan & Moshe Golkin, on the passing of Moshe's mother, Shoshana Golkin z’l

Delicious Kiddush

  • Jim Lavin & Gila Leiter, commemorating the 25th Yarzheit of Jim’s father, Edward Lavin z’l
  • Hindy & Seth Galena, Arna & Bobby Fisher, and Rita Lourie, commemorating the 11th Yarzheit of their daughter and granddaughter, Ayelet Yakira z’l

Shalosh Seudos

  • Yehudis & Matthew Gartenberg, commemorating the Yarzheit of Yehudis’ mother Shaindel Rivka bat Shalom HaLevi z’l

Hashkama Kiddush

  • The Hepner Family, in honor of Amitai’s outstanding performance at the SAR Bracha Bee, and additionally in honor of Amitai’s siyum for Masechet Shabbat - his first siyum masechet in Mishnayot!

Late @ 8

Upcoming Events —

  • Feb. 2 Thursday 7:00p Live @ 95’s Bible Behind the Scenes: Joshua & The Still Sun
  • Feb. 4 Shabbat 11:15a OU Nach Shabbat, featuring lecture by Elana Flaumenhaft
  • Feb. 5 Sunday 6:00p Annual Tu B’Shevat Seder & Sushi:
  • Feb. 10 Friday 5:15p Sephardic Monthly Friday Night Minyan & Mezzeh
  • February 17-18 Shabbos Scholar in Residence Weekend w/Rabbi Chaim Jachter
  • ‘March Madness’ returns with a new series of ‘Views from the Pews’ to prepare for Pesach, including Gerry Adler, Esq., Dr. Charles Savenor, and Rabbi Stephen Friedman

Young @ Heart — For your kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews!

  • Youth Events info at or
  • Join us Sunday, February 5 @ 10:00am for the Bubble Show in honor of Tu B’Shevat

Community Announcements… 

  • Join your OZ & UWS Friends for a Fabulous Pesach in Italy! Includes Singles Program and Family Friendly! Contact Sarah Stambler for info:
  • Gam Zuli, a new dating platform for Observant Singles has launched and registration is free for a limited time at


Friday, January 27, 2023  (Shevat 5)

  • Shacharis    6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • 4:49pm       Candle Lighting
  • 5:00pm       Zman Mincha Maariv

Shabbos, January 28, 2023  (Shevat 6) | Vaera

  • 7:30am Hashkama Minyan in Main Shul
  • 8:45am Haftorah Class in Library
  • 9:15am Main Sanctuary Minyan
  • Youth Groups in the School Building
  • Delicious Kiddush in the Bet Medrash
  • 3:50pm Youth: Afternoon Groups (Social Hall)
  • 3:50pm Text & Context in the Main Shul
  • 4:30pm Mincha in Main Shul
  • 4:50pm Men's Daf Yomi (in Library)
  • 4:50pm Shalosh Seudos in Bet Medrash
  • 5:50pm Maariv in Main Shul
  • 5:58pm Havdalah

Sunday, January 29, 2023  (Shevat 7)

  • Shacharis 7:00am, 8:00am
  • 5:00pm Zman Mincha Maariv

Monday, January 30, 2023  (Shevat 8)

  • Shacharis 6:05am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • 5:00pm Zman Mincha Maariv
  • 7:15pm Mitzvah Chaburah (Library & Zoom)
  • 8:00pm Late Maariv in Main Shul
  • 8:00pm Women’s Emunah Group on Zoom
  • 8:15pm Tanach Shiur (Library & Zoom)

Tuesday, January 31, 2023  (Shevat 9)

  • Shacharis 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • 5:00pm Zman Mincha Maariv
  • 7:30pm TNLP on Zoom
  • 8:00pm Late Maariv

Wednesday, February 1, 2023  (Shevat 10)

  • Shacharis 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • 5:00pm Zman Mincha Maariv
  • 8:00pm Late Maariv
  • 8:00pm Women’s Emunah Group on Zoom

Thursday, February 2, 2023  (Shevat 11)

  • Shacharis 6:05am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • 5:00pm Zman Mincha Maariv
  • 7:00pm Live @ 95: Bible Behind the Scenes
  • 8:00pm Late Maariv

Friday, February 3, 2023  (Shevat 12)

  • Shacharis 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • 4:58pm Candle Lighting
  • 5:10pm Zman Mincha Maariv

Stay Up-To-Date:

Men’s Daf Yomi -

  • Sunday: 8:45am, Monday-Friday: 7:00am
  • Shabbat: after Mincha, Yom Tov: before Mincha


We admire and respect people because of the quality of their actions and intellect. We hold them in high esteem. But that does not automatically translate into offering them societal positions of honor. Much the same is true socially. There are people we see as examples of human moral and even intellectual excellence but with whom we are not really interested in socializing. They are people with whom we share our private concerns and even sometimes seek advice. Still, we are hardly seen together with them publicly. In contrast, some people have celebrity status, which often depends on things other than genuinely admirable qualities. What makes us see someone as a celebrity? 
Where do you fit into this picture? How does it make you feel when you are admired? Honored?  Treated as a celebrity? Why? 
Reflections on Exodus 11:3 

Ibn Ezra

[MOREOVER THE MAN MOSES.] For many let them have what they asked out of respect for Moses.

MOREOVER, THE MAN MOSES, who brought the plagues upon them, WAS VERY GREAT IN THE ENTIRE LAND OF EGYPT, IN THE SIGHT OF PHARAOH’S SERVANTS — his opponents — AND IN THE SIGHT OF THE PEOPLE, Israel. .... And some scholars say that the expression, in the sight of the people, means the Egyptians.
The reason Scripture does not state [that Moses was very great] “in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants,” [but instead mentions only Pharaoh’s servants], is that G-d made Pharaoh’s heart obstinate towards Moses because he [Pharaoh] had twice spoken to him improperly, and He desired that Pharaoh come to Moses and bow down to him as one comes before his enemy, all this being a sign of the power and achievement of Moses.
...[Hence we must conclude that the intent of the verse here is to be explained as above, i.e., that the Egyptians bore no grudge against the Israelites because of the plagues.] 

in his honour the Egyptians gave the Israelites generously.

[MOREOVER, THE MAN MOSES.] For many let them have what they asked out of respect for Moses. 

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