Shabbat Parashat Mikkets Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Tevet – Day 1 Chanukah – Day 6 Happy and Healthy 2020

Dear Friends,

This Shabbat we will have special treats at Rodef Sholom Temple.  Don’t miss the fun!

On Friday night, after our service, we will have a special Chanukah dinner, followed by Game Night!  I hope to see you there!

Then, tomorrow morning we will inaugurate our new three part Parsha and Archaeology series during our Shabbat morning service, right after Torah service, and in place of our usual Torah discussion!  Special thanks to Rabbi Dr. Richard Freund for volunteering to discuss the topic: “On Dreams and Magic and the Arrival of the Hebrews into Egypt from the Archaeological Report.”  This topic reflects the weekly Torah portion of Mikkets in which we see how Joseph became adept at interpreting the dreams of those around him…

In addition to being Shabbat Chanukah, this Shabbat is also Rosh Chodesh!  Rosh Chodesh affords us the on-going opportunity to explore new beginnings in our lives.

But, speaking of dreams and of new beginnings…This week, we will also be ushering in the new year 2020.  As we conclude a decade in our secular calendar and begin a new decade, We can hope and pray that our new beginnings and our dreams will lead us in fulfilling directions and that we will see a time of greater peace and understanding, speedily, and in our time.

I take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a Shabbat Shalom, Chanukah Sameach [a Happy Chanukah] and a very happy and healthy 2020!

Rabbi Gilah Dror