Volume 2 Number 44 – November 16, 2019 – 18 Cheshvan 5780
Sisterhood Elections Are Sunday
Fashion Flash, St. Louis Past & Future
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:30am
Mirowitz Center, Covenant Place II, 8 Millstone Campus Drive
Featuring Randi Chervitz, Designer/Metal Smith and Fiber Artist
Join Hadassh for St. Louis fashion history and its revival today!
$36 Couvert includes lunch catered by HJ’s Café – Dietary laws observed
RSVP Online by Dec. 2nd www.fb.me/HadassahSt.Louis
Questions? Contact Jerri at 314.469.3553
Ladies, attend Hadassah’s Fashion Flash at 11:30 and have plenty of time to celebrate the Torah Completion and Dedication Ceremony at NHBZ at 3:30pm
PARSHAS VAYEIRA: Feminine Power
G‑d said to Abraham, “ . . . Whatever Sarah tells you, heed her voice.” –Genesis 21:12
The more attuned a prophet is to the affairs of this world, the greater his or her degree of prophecy. Since Abraham was somewhat detached from worldly matters, he could not perceive Ishmael’s true negativity. Sarah, in contrast, was more involved in worldly matters, so she readily was able to perceive Ishmael’s evil. Her prophetic vision was therefore superior to Abraham’s.
Furthermore, we are taught that in the Messianic Era, the feminine aspect of creation will rise above the masculine. Abraham’s and Sarah’s spiritual refinement was so lofty that it enabled them to experience a foretaste of the Messianic Era. For this reason, too, Sarah’s prophetic vision was superior to Abraham’s.
Nowadays, as we approach the Messianic Era, all of us can welcome the flowering of feminine power in the world, acknowledging that women’s more intense experience of physical life grants them a higher level of spiritual insight than that given to men.
-from Lubavitcher Rebbe; Adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky
Book Club News
The next book club meeting is Monday, December 16, 7:15-8:45 PM, at the home of Vivian Zarkowsky, and the book will be “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.
Looking ahead to 2020, the Book Club will discuss “Inheritance,”by Dani Shapiro at the Feb. 24 meeting. All women welcome! For info: call or email Terri Schnitzer
Don’t miss out! RSVP by December 2