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The ancient Greek people were kind of funny: they had gods for EVERYTHING.

They had a god for metalwork, a goddess for hunting, a god for fire, and a god of wine.

They even had a god that punished people going 60mph on the left lane of the 87! (Okay, I made that one up...)

Thinking about it, I recognized that, unfortunately, sometimes we also have silly little gods without even realizing it.

If you ask me, I will unequivocally state that there is only one G-d. Still, I sometimes seem to feel that other forces control my life.

There is the god of my canceled flight (it's a god without the decency to give me an alternative flight!).

There is the god of my flat tire (which construction worker in their right mind will think it's okay to leave a nail on the street?)

And there is the god of my 2 hours of sleep last night (don't get me even started on that one).

I guess this is why Moshe had to make it abundantly clear in our Parsha that:

"You shall know this day and consider it in your heart, that the L-rd He is G-d in heaven above, and upon the earth below; there is none else!"

Who was Moshe speaking with? A group of people who experienced endless miracles in the desert, including the defeat of great and mighty countries. They didn't need any convincing of the existence of Hashem.

But faith should never be taken for granted.

To have faith, we need to think deeply.

To have faith, we need to learn to look past the outer layers of every situation and to remember that at the core of it, it's all part of Hashem's plan.

To have faith, we need to constantly remind ourselves of our faith.

Hashem is "in the heaven above, and upon the earth below."

When things go smooth, and we feel on top of the world, or when things go wrong and we sink low, Hashem is with us.

But it's much more than that.

"There is none else."

The saintly Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Barditchev used to sing:

"Where will I find you, Master of all the worlds?

"When I go up, you are there; when I go down, you are there.

"When things are good, it's from you. When things go bad, it's also you, and if it's you - it can never be bad".

May we always feel Hashem, and may we always feel (the) good!

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom!

And as today is the 15th of Av (an interesting holiday- read up www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/53680/jewish/15th-of-Av.htm), we begin signing off with a "May you be inscribed and sealed for a new year" as the summer winds down!

Rabbi Yossi & Leah Rubin
Light candles at 7:43 pm, Shabbat ends at 8:46 pm
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The ancient Greek people were kind of funny: they had gods for EVERYTHING. 

They had a god for metalwork, a goddess for hunting, a god for fire, and a god of wine. 

They even had a god that punished people going 60mph on the left lane of the 87! (Okay, I made that one up...)

Thinking about it, I recognized that, unfortunately, sometimes we also have silly little gods without even realizing it.

If you ask me, I will unequivocally state that there is only one G-d. Still, I sometimes seem to feel that other forces control my life.

There is the god of my canceled flight (its a god without the decency to give me an alternative flight!). 

There is the god of my flat tire (which construction worker in their right mind will think its okay to leave a nail on the street?)

And there is the god of my 2 hours of sleep last night (dont get me even started on that one).

I guess this is why Moshe had to make it abundantly clear in our Parsha that:

You shall know this day and consider it in your heart, that the L-rd He is G-d in heaven above, and upon the earth below; there is none else!

Who was Moshe speaking with? A group of people who experienced endless miracles in the desert, including the defeat of great and mighty countries. They didnt need any convincing of the existence of Hashem.

But faith should never be taken for granted.

To have faith, we need to think deeply.

To have faith, we need to learn to look past the outer layers of every situation and to remember that at the core of it, its all part of Hashems plan.

To have faith, we need to constantly remind ourselves of our faith. 

Hashem is in the heaven above, and upon the earth below.

When things go smooth, and we feel on top of the world, or when things go wrong and we sink low, Hashem is with us.

But its much more than that.

There is none else.

The saintly Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Barditchev used to sing:

Where will I find you, Master of all the worlds?

When I go up, you are there; when I go down, you are there.

When things are good, its from you. When things go bad, its also you, and if its you - it can never be bad.

May we always feel Hashem, and may we always feel (the) good!

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom!

And as today is the 15th of Av (an interesting holiday- read up https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/53680/jewish/15th-of-Av.htm), we begin signing off with a May you be inscribed and sealed for a new year as the summer winds down!  

Rabbi Yossi & Leah Rubin
Light candles at 7:43 pm, Shabbat ends at 8:46 pmImage attachmentImage attachment

Last one of the season!!Jewish Kids Create today!! 5-6 pm
Last of the season!
Shabbat, we love you!
Make grape juice and Challah from scratch! + a colorful sandy Shabbat candlestick!
Hope to see you!
Please let me know if you plan on attending
Www.cliftonparkchabad.com or respond here
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Last one of the season!!

Tonight & Tomorrow is Tisha B’Av. Saddest day of the Jewish calendar but also a day to remind us of our hope for the future redemption.
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Rabbi Yisroel Rubin published this Tisha B'av message on opposite sides of the page in the local "Jewish World". Rabbi Yisroel Rubin recalls back in the '80's; The Lubavitcher Rebbe's secretary Rabbi Groner called to tell him that the Rebbe enjoyed it.

May ישראל אליעזר בן יוכבד מרים have a complete & speedy recovery! & may we merit to see the ultimate redemption with Moshiach now!
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Tonight & Tomorrow is Tisha B’Av. Saddest day of the Jewish calendar but also a day to remind us of our hope for the future redemption. 
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Rabbi Yisroel Rubin published this Tisha Bav message on opposite sides of the page in the local Jewish World. Rabbi Yisroel Rubin recalls back in the 80s; The Lubavitcher Rebbes secretary Rabbi Groner called to tell him that the Rebbe enjoyed it. 

May ישראל אליעזר בן יוכבד מרים have a complete & speedy recovery! & may we merit to see the ultimate redemption with Moshiach now!
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