SHABBAT SERVICES with RABBI JEFFERY FEINSTEIN
will be observed this month:
ON SATURDAY, March 09, 2019
10:30 am at the Rabbi's home
640 Stone House Lane NW
Marietta, GA 30064
Please join us in the celebration of Shabbat
The Torah portion is Parsha Pekudei
Exodus [Shemote] 38:21 – 40:38
With Parsha Pekudei we have come to the end of the Book of Exodus
(Shemote). At our last service we read all about the design and construction of
Aaron’s priestly garments. Now, were in Pekudei we have completed the
Mishkan and this parsha gives us the instructions concerning taking it down,
transporting it and setting it up.
We are told that G-d’s presence was upon the Mishkan in the form of a cloud by
day and fire by night. Only when G-d’s presence was lifted could the Israelites
proceed on their journey.
The Haftarah is I Kings 7:51 – 8:21
The Parsha recounts the completion of the Tabernacle, the haftarah, the
completion of the Temple. In the Torah, G-d has chosen Bezalel to do the work:
in the haftarah, Solomon had chosen Hiram to be his chief architect and
Solomon, who succeeded his father David on the throne of Israel about the
year 970 B.C.E., began his large-scale building program by erecting the First
Temple, which his father had hoped to build, but could not. The project took
only seven years, and its completion was observed with elaborate ceremonies.
They served to make Jerusalem the spiritual and political center of the nation
and also to fortify and legitimate Solomon’s reign.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION!
Purim begins on March 20, with the reading of the Megillah. Services will
start at 5:30 pm. We are planning our annual festival so please mark the
date. We will not only read the Megillah and celebrate in costume, but we
will be serving a delicious Chinese dinner. The cost is only $13.50/person.
Your reservations and checks must be to me no later than March 8 to hold
your place. Don’t miss the fun.
Response has so far been somewhat small. Let’s make this a fun evening
for the entire family.
Our dear Carolyn Winney underwent successful knee replacement
surgery on February 4. She is doing well and we hope to see her
back with us on Shabbat. Please keep her in your prayers.
Please respond if you are planning to attend services as we would like to know
how much food to prepare for lunch/Kiddush.
If you have a birthday in March or April, please let me know, so we may honor
you at services.
To Contact Rabbi Feinstein:
640 Stone House Lane, NW
Marietta, GA 30064
Web site: www.rabbiatlanta.com
Phone: 770 218-8094