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The Sisterhood Scoop – March 23, 2019

The Sisterhood Scoop

Volume 2 Number 11 – March 23, 2019 – 16 Adar2 5779

 Purim’s In Rear-View Mirror! PESACH IS COMING!


  • Sisterhood’s NEW Girls Movie Night Out “Ida” – Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30PM
  • Pesach Preparations Class, The deeper meaning to cleaning, cooking, & preparing for Passover – Sun. Mar 31 at 10AM
  • Women’s Home Study – “Women in the Torah” @ the Berkin Home –Tues. Apr. 2, 2:30pm
  • Craft Central Art Project honoring Israel Monday, May 6 at 6:30PM
  • St. Louis Jewish Legacy Bus Tour Sunday, June 23, 1:00-5:00PM
  • 4th Annual Dine ‘N’ Style Fashion Show and Luncheon – Sunday, August 18

Book Club News Liners

The next meeting of NHBZ’s Sisterhood Book Club will be Monday, April 29, 7:15-8:45 PM. The book selection is: If All the Seas Were Ink, a memoir by Ilana Kurshan – an award-winning tale of heartache and humor, love and loss, marriage and motherhood, woven together in a deeply accessible guided tour of the Talmud!

ALL WOMEN ARE WELCOME! For more Information Contact Book Club Coordinator Terri Schnitzer at terrischnitzer@yahoo.com

Study vs. Action ~ Tzav (Leviticus 8:14–21)

The sacrifices that Moses offered up in order to install Aaron and his sons included ascent-offerings, sin-offerings, and peace-offerings.

(וַיַּ ְק ֵרב אֵ ת אֵ יל הָ עֹלָה וגו’: ויקרא ח:יח

[Moses] brought forth the ascent-ram. – Leviticus 8:18

The sages teach us that, in the absence of the holy Temple, someone who studies the laws of a given sacrifice is considered as if he had offered it up. But if the study of the laws of a sacrifice accomplishes the same thing as offering it up, why should we bother with the sacrifice itself, even when the Temple will be rebuilt? The difference between the “virtual” sacrifice and the actual one is their effect on the world. While a sacrifice “offered up” by studying its laws elevates the person, it does not elevate the world around him. Only the physical sacrifice, which includes all aspects of creation – human, animal, vegetable, and mineral – elevates the world at large. Thus, we should always seek a practical, tangible way to apply the spiritual inspiration or insight we garner, in order for it to affect and elevate not merely ourselves, but the entire world.

Translated and Adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky from the works of the Lubavitcher
Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, www.chabad.org

Kitchen Cleaning

Did you know that our Sisterhood ensures that the NHBZ kitchens are professionally cleaned each week?
Help support our Sisterhood!

  • Join Us
  • Become A Member
  • Volunteer for a Committee

“Who is wise? One who learns from every man… Who is strong? One who overpowers his inclinations… Who is rich? One who is satisfied with his lot… Who is honorable? One who honors his fellows.” -Ben Zoma, Ethics of the Fathers, 4:1

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


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