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Sisterhood Scoop – March 2, 2024

Volume 7 Number 8 • 22 Adar 5784• March 2, 2024

NHBZ Book Club News!

Book Club Selects Next Book
The Sisterhood Book Club will be reading Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World’s Most Contested City, by Andrew Lawler. The discussion will be Mon, Mar. 25, 7:15-8:45 pm, at the home of Joyce Hochberg in Olivette.
This intriguing book explores the findings of the many archeologists who studied what lies beneath the modern city and how it all affects today’s political and social landscape.
For more information call
Fran Alper at 314-993-4024 or or
All women are welcome to join us!

NHBZ Sisterhood is invited to attend the…

Chesed Women’s Social
Hamantaschen Making Wednesday, March 6, 2-4pm

Email:, Phone: 314-991-2100×2

Chanala Rubenfeld
Rebbetzin at Chabad of Chesterfield
Purim Cards will be available for purchase!

“At times, Jews found it hard to bow down to G-d―but they were certainly never willing to bow down to anything less. That is why, alone of all the many peoples who have entered the arena of history, Jews―even in exile, dispersed, and everywhere a minority―neither assimilated to the dominant culture nor converted to the majority faith.“ – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l

A Stiff-Necked People, Ki Tissa, Covenant & Conversation

KI SISA: The Day of Opportunity

“However, you must observe my Shabbos, for it is a sign between Me and you for your generations, to know that I am Hashem, Who makes you holy.”
– Exodus 31:13

The verse states that Shabbos is a sign between us and G-d. What does it mean that Shabbos is a “sign”?

Imagine that it’s been a long day and you barely ate anything. You hop over to the pizza shop and the lights are off – the store is closed. “Interesting,” you think to yourself, “they are never closed at this time.” A few days later you pass by in the morning and again it’s closed. You figure that the owner must be away on vacation. A week later it’s still closed. You assume that they must be renovating. One day you pass by and you see that the sign “Delicious Pizza” has been removed. You now understand that the store has closed down. Once the sign is removed you know it no longer exists.

Shabbos is the cornerstone of our faith and is equivalent to all of the commandments, for through the commandment of Shabbos one expresses his belief that G-d created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Observing Shabbos indicates that one believes in the Creator. When one desecrates Shabbos he’s removing his sign of being a believing Jew. [Chofetz Chaim]

Shabbos helps us understand our place in the world. During the week human beings are busy building and changing the world. Every seven days we stop, we pull back from building the world and remind ourselves that we are not G-d. In ceasing from all creative activity we make the statement to ourselves and to humanity that although we can manipulate the world, we don’t own it; the universe belongs to G-d.

Shabbos is not a day of restrictions; it’s a day of opportunity. It’s a day you can sit back knowing that you’re in G-d’s hands and that everything is being taken care of for you. It’s a day that enables you to refresh, reconnect and reJEWvenate.

For information or to join Sisterhood, call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100, ext. 3, or email: sisterhood@nhbz.or

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