As Pesach approaches one of the events that is pencilled in to many of our calendars, is ‘kashering’. I am not referring to when one kashers one’s kitchen from chometzdig to pesachdig; but rather to the date when many take their silver bechers or cutlery to shul for hagolas keilim so that they can use it for Pesach.
Month: March 2017
The age-old question of Theodicy is raised by Moshe Rabbenu in our Parsha. He pleads ‘Please show me Your Glory’, which the Gemara (Brachos 7) understands to mean that when Moshe realised that it was a propitious time (an עת רצון ), he made three requests of Hashem, one of which was that Hashem should explain why “tzadik v’tov lo, tzadik v’ra lo, rasha v’tov lo, rasha v’ra lo.” Why is it that there are some righteous people who prosper and others who suffer; additionally, why is it that there are wicked people who are successful and others who suffer?
ATTENDANCE at the Federation of Synagogues Chevra Kadisha Seudah last Sunday, “Zayin Adar”, at the Od Yosef Chai hall, Hendon, was the largest ever.This was undoubtedly due to the dedication of this year’s annual event to the memory of the Federation’s former President Mr Arnold (Avrohom Yeshaya) Cohen z”l, who was niftar last year.