Volume 2 Number 48 – December 14, 2019 – 16 Kislev 5780
Our New Torah
“Miriam, the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women came out after her with timbrels and with dances.”
*Shemos/Exodus 15:20 is the verse chosen by Sisterhood to dedicate.
The Power of Altruism
Rachel died and was buried on the road leading to Efrat. Efrat is also known as Bethlehem. -Genesis 35:19
We are taught that Rachel chose to be buried in Bethlehem, rather than in Hebron with the other patriarchs and matriarchs. She foresaw that the Jewish people would pass by Bethlehem many centuries later when they were driven out of the Land of Israel following the destruction of the first Temple. At that time, after the patriarchs tried but failed to appease G‑d, Rachel argued that just as she had not been jealous of her sister Leah when she became Jacob’s wife, G‑d should not be “jealous”of the idols the Jews had worshipped. G‑d accepted her argument, and proclaimed: “Because of you, Rachel, I will return the Jewish people to their homeland.
”It is Rachel’s self-sacrifice and devotion that evoke G‑d’s promise to redeem us, despite our misdeeds and shortcomings.
-from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky (www.chabad.org)
Unique Opportunity for All NHBZ Book Club Members!
The book is “Jerusalem Maiden” by Talia Carner, a saga, a history, and a dramatic and hopeful love story that also moves through the exciting art world of early 20th century Paris and modern day Israel. For more info or to RSVP contact Terri Schnitzer.
Looking ahead to 2020, the Book Club will discuss “Inheritance,”by Dani Shapiro at the February 24th meeting.
All women welcome! For info: call or email Terri Schnitzer .
Clayton Plaza Hotel
Don’t miss out! RSVP by December 2
For information or to join Sisterhood, call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100, ext. 3, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org