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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Arnow--Lots Happening! 11/19/2021

Dear Kol Rinah Family, 

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

I want to share with you two beautiful divrei Torah that teachers of mine have written.  One is by Rabbi Aviva Richman of Hadar, 
available to download as a PDF here, that looks at the rape of Dinah and considers how to imagine Dinah's perspective in the story.  

The second,
 available here, is by my teacher Dr. Walter Herzberg of JTS, who looks at how various commentators understand the seeming superfluity of the Torah saying Jacob is both "greatly afraid" and "distressed" before he meets his brother Esau.  

For more discussion of Jacob's preparations for meeting his brother, join Rabbi Shafrin for Torah Talk today at noon (link below).  Please note that there will not be Torah Talk next Friday, November 26.  

Candle lighting is at 4:27pm.  

Tonight, we'll have our musical Kabbalat Shabbat and maariv in the sanctuary at 6pm.  You can also watch the livestream, using the link below.  

Tomorrow morning shul starts at 9:30am.  I'll be speaking about different ways to understand the Torah's inclusion of an enormously long genealogy for Esau's family.  

Saturday afternoon mincha, maariv and havdalah will be at 4:15pm and Shabbat ends at about 5:30pm.  

There is much happening over the coming weeks, for Hanukkah, and after--take a look at our website--

This Sunday at 11:30am, as a way of intellectually and spiritually preparing for Thanksgiving, we'll have an opportunity to learn once again with Professor David Koffman, who wrote the book, an award-winning book, on encounters between Jews and Native Americans in American history.  

Professor Koffman presented for us in the spring on the early history of Jewish-Native American encounters, and this Sunday he'll focus on more recent history.  

Details and the link to sign up are here

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

Rabbi Noah Arnow

To join our Zoom Minyanim or classes, click on the desired meeting link, or call into either of the following numbers: 
+1 312 626 6799
+1 646 558 8656
Then, when prompted, enter the Meeting ID of the desired minyan/class then press #.  Then, when prompted, enter the password then press #.  
Services (all times Central)
Evening Minyan on Zoom
Sunday-Thursday evenings at 6pm (but not on Jewish holidays)
Friday evenings when not in person one hour before candle lighting

Morning Minyan on Zoom
Monday-Friday mornings at 7am; Sunday mornings and national holidays at 8am (not including Jewish holidays)

Learning Opportunities
Torah Talk with Rabbi Arnow or Rabbi Shafrin
Every Friday at 12pm (No Torah Talk on Friday, November 26)
Join us for study and discussion of the week's Torah portion.  

Friday nights when in person and Shabbat morning
Fridays, 6pm
Saturdays, 9:30am
Click the link below, then click the triangular "play" buttom:

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