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The Eruv is Still Down! and Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Arnow 11/5/2021

Dear Kol Rinah Family, 

Please note that the eruv (which permits carrying objects outside on Shabbat) is still down due to construction.  

No one really knows what goes on inside a marriage. 

Isaac and Rebecca experience a kind of love at first sight.  When Rebecca is barren, Isaac prays on her behalf.  Later, after Esau and Jacob are born, Avimelech, the Philistine king, looks out his window and seeks Isaac and Rebecca being intimate.  Later, Esau at age forty marries two Hittite women, and the Torah says, "they were a source of bitterness to Isaac and Rebecca."  I can just picture these two parents, talking to each other over dinner, perhaps, about how unhappy they are about the women their son has married.  

But they are talking to each other. 

Thus, the very next scene is surprising.  Isaac is old and he calls Esau to make him some food so that Isaac may bless him.  Rebecca overhears, and sends Jacob in Esau's place.  

On the one hand, they seem like the most physically intimate and emotionally communicative couple in the Torah.  On the other hand, Rebecca schemes against Isaac and manipulates him.  

Which is the "real" Isaac and Rebecca--the loving couple or the distanced, unhappy partners?  

I'm curious to hear your thoughts.  

Today at noon, Rabbi Shafrin will be leading Torah Talk.  

Tonight, we'll have our musical Kabbalat Shabbat and maariv in the sanctuary at 6pm.  

Candle lighting is at 5:39pm.  

Tomorrow morning shul starts at 9:30am, and we'll celebrate the bat mitzvah of Riav Feit.  Mazal tov to parents Jenna Lew Feit and Corey Feit, sister Soliea, and grandparents (our members) Judel and Susan Lew!  

Saturday afternoon mincha, maariv and havdalah will be at 5:30pm and Shabbat ends at 6:41pm.  

Don't forget to change your clocks Saturday night!  

Wishing you a Shabbat shalom, and I hope to see you soon,

Rabbi Noah Arnow

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You can also set your computer or device in advance so that this link will continue streaming continuously and you will not have to press any buttons on Shabbat. To make sure that your device will not shut itself down or do into sleep mode, follow the directions below to disable sleep mode:

For PC:
To disable automatic Sleep:
1. Open up Power Options in the Control Panel. In Windows 10 you can get there from right clicking on the start menu and going to Power Options
2. Click "change plan settings" next to your current power plan
3. Change "Put the computer to sleep" to never
4. Click "Save Changes"

For Apple Products:
1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click "Energy Saver."
2. Do either of the following:
          a. Set the amount of time your computer or display should wait before going to sleep: Drag the “Computer sleep” and “Display sleep” sliders, or the “Turn display off after” slider.
          b. Keep your Mac from going to sleep automatically: Select “Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off.”

Sun, May 22 2022 21 Iyyar 5782