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                                          Ateres HaShavua

                                     The Weekly Torah Publication from the Students of                               “ נ  זל
            אריו תשרפ                          Mesivta Ateres Yaakov                                      לדנייש הרש
          א “ פשת ןושח  ‘ כ                                                                             השמ הירא תב
         November 7, 2020                        The Ruth & Hyman Simon High  School

                                  BLESSING IN DISGUISE                                               Yeshayahu Leff, 12th Grade
       Candle Lighting:   4:27
     First  עמש תאירק ןמז:    8:29   In אריו תשרפ, הרש, the 90-year-old wife of םהרבא, receives a most surprising piece
     Second עמש תאירק ןמז:   9:05   of  information  from  an  unusual  source.  She  is  told  by  Arab  nomads,  visiting

        First הלפת ןמז:   9:56
                                   םהרבא’s house, that in one year she will have a child. Instinctively, הרש laughs at
       Second הלפת ןמז:    10:20
                                   this prediction out of disbelief.
           העיקש:        4:44

      Earliest Havdalah:   5:34
                                   ה ‘  immediately  appears to םהרבא and angrily inquires: “Why did הרש laugh? Is
                        (50 minutes)
         All times are for the Five Towns   there  something  that  is  beyond  the  Almighty?  At  the  appointed  time  I  shall

                                   return, and behold הרש will have a son.”

                                   ה ‘ ’s ire must be explained. After all, הרש was not told by  ה that she will have a
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                                   baby. She was informed by what appeared to be Arab wanderers. Albeit the ארמג
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                                   explains  that  the  three  nomads  were  actually  angels  sent  by  the  Almighty,
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    please contact Rabbi Zern at                                                                            (continued on page 2)     HOSPITALITY FOR ITS OWN SAKE                                        Shmuel Jacobs, 11th Grade

                                   There’s a famous lesson learned from םהרבא’s encounter with his three “guests.”

        INSIDE THIS ISSUE:         As we all know, םהרבא was in the middle of talking to  ה when he was suddenly
      Blessing in    Page 1        interrupted by three Arab travelers. Wishing to service them, he quickly left the
                                   presence of  ה.
     Hospitality for   Page 1
     its Own Sake
                                   The question presents itself: How was םהרבא able to leave  ה, who is all powerful,
       Stories of    Page 3
      Tzadikkim                    in favor of humans, who are incomparable to the Almighty?

        Parsha         Page 3      A  possible  answer  to  this  question  lies  in  the  teachings  on  םיחרוא  תסנכה.
                                   Surprisingly,  זח teach that in reality, showing hospitality for guests surpasses
      Yehi Zicrom    Page 4

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