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05/27/2022 03:41:32 PM

May27

Communal Yom Yerushalayim Event, Sunday  May 29

05/27/2022 02:31:30 PM

May27

Dear Friends and Members of Zichron Mordechai,

I hope everyone is well.

As you know, this coming Sunday is the 28th of Iyar, the date on which, 55 years ago, Jewish sovereignty was restored to the whole city of Yerushalayim, including the Har HaBayis and the Mekom HaMikdash, for the first time since before the churban of the Bayis Sheini - undoubtedly a momentous achievement with significant political...Read more...

Shavuos davening 

05/19/2022 03:16:33 PM

May19

Dear Friends and Members of Zichron Mordechai,

On the first morning of Shavuos, we will iy'H have our regular vasikin Minyan at 4:30 am (if you stay up all night to learn, even elsewhere, please join us!) - a full Shavuos schedule will be forthcoming.

In past years, we have also had, depending upon interest, another Minyan that morning at 8:20 am, and we will offer that again if...Read more...

Summer Schedule

05/18/2022 03:15:33 PM

May18

Dear Friends and Members of Zichron Mordechai,

 With the days getting longer and the "z'man" start of Shabbos getting later each week, we have resumed our summer schedule for Friday evenings, which features Minchah (alone) at 6:00 pm and Kabbalas Shabbos/Maariv at 7:15 pm (finishing by 8:00).  

If this schedule can work for you, we ask you to please join us, as it can be difficult to get...Read more...

 NORPAC Washington Mission

05/01/2022 10:00:28 PM

May1

Dear Friends and Members of Zichron Mordechai,

As I noted in Shul yesterday, one of the challenges that we face in today's world is navigating our relationship with the society and the cultural milieu in which we live while maintaining our unfaltering commitment to the values of the Torah. One national arena in which we must be involved, with appropriate thought, care, and dignity, is the political...Read more...

 Bircas Ha-Ilanos and a Chessed Opportunity

04/28/2022 05:54:54 AM

Apr28

‚Äč1. Based on the Gemara in Berachos (43b), the Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 226:1) rules that during the month of Nissan, when, for the first time that Spring season, one sees a fruit tree beginning to blossom, one recites a special berachah known as the Bircas Ha-Ilanos, the exact text of which may be found in most Siddurim. Our esteemed Shul members, Rabbi and Mrs. Yale Butler, have informed me that they now have a blossoming...Read more...

  Post-Pesach Shopping

04/24/2022 01:06:03 AM

Apr24

 

As is well known, there is a prohibition after Pesach of eating Chametz SheAvar Alav HaPesach, that is, Chametz that was in the possession of a Jew (in violation of Halachah) on Pesach. One must therefore be careful after Pesach to buy Chametz either from non-Jews or from Jews who properly arranged to...Read more...

Sun, July 3 2022 4 Tammuz 5782