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Parshat Tzav, Shabbat HaGadol March 27, 2010 12 Nisan 5770

Rabbi Frand on the Parsha and Pesach

Why Can The Todah mortal danger and was quantity of food that has
Artscroll, 568 Offering Only Be healed or rescued from this to be consumed in a
Hertz, 429 Eaten For One Day? danger, he needed to bring short amount of time,
a "Thanksgiving-offering." there is only one way to
Artscroll, 1220 Later on in the parsha, The Thanksgiving-offering handle the situation -– he
we learn the details of contained 40 loaves – the must throw a party! He
the various sacrifices. "lachmei Todah". The needs to invite his
One of the offerings is Thanksgiving-offering is a brother and his brother-in
Kiddush is the Korban Todah form of Peace Offering -law and his neighbor
sponsored by (Thanksgiving offering): (Korban Shlamim). and his neighbor's
Great Neck However, it deviates from neighbor together to help
Synagogue "This is the law of the the normal protocol of a him eat all the food.
sacrifice of the peace- Peace Offering in a
offering that one will significant way. A standard Thanksgiving, he
offer to Hashem: If he Korban Shlamim may be explains, requires
Times shall offer it for a eaten over a 2 day span publicity. With a Todah
thanksgiving-offering, (including the intervening offering, the more the
Hashkama 8:00 am
with the sacrifice of the night). The Thanksgiving- merrier. Despite the fact
Youth 8:30 am thanks-giving-offering offering is an exception to that the over-riding rule in
Parsha Shiur 8:30 am
shall he offer this rule. It must be entirely Judaism is "walking
unleavened loaves, consumed the day that it is humbly with the L-rd your
Main Minyan 9:00 am mixed with oil, offered. G-d" [Micha 6:8] -– doing
Beit Midrash 9:15 am unleavened wafers Mitzvos privately and
smeared with oil, and This could be very difficult. without fanfare –-
Mincha 6:30 pm
loaves of scalded fine If a person brought the regarding thanksgiving,
Shabbat HaGadol 6:55 pm flour mixed with oil... sacrifice late in the day, he one should invite as
Drasha And the flesh of the might have only a few hours many people as available
Shabbat Ends 8:05 pm sacrifice of his or theoretically only a few to partake of the offering.
thanksgiving peace- minutes to consume the
Sunday, March 14 7:30/8:30 am
offering must be eaten entire offering, and all the The Torah therefore built
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday on the day of its accompanying loaves! Why into the halacha of
See Pesach Schedule offering..." [Vayikra 7:11 is this so? Korban Todah this
on page 2 -15]. concept that it must be
Thurs., Fri. 6:30/7:45 am The Netziv gives a beautiful shared with others. Using
7:05 pm When a person was answer. When a person is this idea, the Netziv gives
Latest times for sick, captured, or in confronted with a large a beautiful insight to a
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26 Old Mill Road, Great Neck, NY 11023 (516) 487-6100 Shabbat Announcements Parshat Tzav 5770

daily Amidah). We do not want to celebrate

pasuk in Hallel: "To you I will offer a Todah yesterday's miracle today when today has new
sacrifice and I will call out in the Name of the L-rd. miracles of its own. Therefore, the Korban Todah
My vow to Hashem I will pay up opposite the entire representing today's miracle, must be finished today.
congregation. In the Courtyard of the House of G-
d, in the midst of Jerusalem" [Tehillim 116:17-19].
The vow (the Korban Todah) I have to pay up, but
it will be in the presence of everyone! It is offered PESACH SCHEDULE
privately in the Courtyard of the House of G-d, but
it is also eaten in the midst of Jerusalem so that
everyone should know of my thanksgiving Sunday, March 28th
expression to he Almighty. Bedikat Chometz this evening

The Netziv points out elsewhere that there is EREV PESACH

another Shelamim offering that is only eaten for Monday, March 29th
one night (rather than the normal 2 day and one
Shacharit with Siyum for first born 6:30/7:45 am
night time period). That is the Korban Pesach
Chometz may not be eaten after:
(Paschal lamb). Here too we have emphasis on
inviting people and registering them to join with us Magen Avraham 10:30 am
in our Paschal offering. The Korban Pesach is also Vilna Gaon 10:54 am
a Thanksgiving offering of sorts. We publicly thank Chometz must be destroyed by:
the Almighty for taking us out of Egypt. We do not Magen Avraham 11:45 am
allow "leftovers" such that people are eating lamb Vilna Gaon 11:57 am
sandwiches for days after the 14th of Nissan. No. Candle lighting 6:58 pm
We want it all finished that night. This way people Mincha 7:00 pm
have no choice but to invite over many others to
share the lamb together and to spread the word of PESACH I
G-d's kindnesses to us. Monday night, March 29th
Kiddush after (first Seder) 7:57 pm
The Chidushei HaRim asks the same question as
Tuesday, March 30th
the Netziv: Why is the Korban Todah only eaten
for one day? The Chidushei HaRim gives a Main Shul 9:00 am
different answer than the Netziv, but nonetheless a Beit Midrash 9:15 am
beautiful one. Mincha 7:00 pm
The Chidushei HaRim explains that a
Thanksgiving offering is only eaten for one day PESACH II
because the offering is brought as a result of a Tuesday night, March 30th
miracle done for a person by the Almighty. Candle lighting after 7:59 pm
Yesterday's miracle is yesterday's miracle. Today Preparations for the second Seder
is a different day and it comes with its own should not begin before 7:59 pm
miracles. "And upon your miracles that are with us Wednesday, March 31st
EVERY day" (From the Modim paragraph in the
Main Shul 9:00 am
Beit Midrash 9:15 pm
Great Neck Synagogue Mincha 7:00 pm
Shabbat Activities Program
Yom Tov ends after 8:08 pm

Dale Polakoff, Rabbi

Shalom Axelrod, Assistant Rabbi
Dr. Ephraim Wolf ,z”l, Rabbi Emeritus
Michael Bleicher, Rabbinic Intern
Zeev Kron, Cantor
Eleazer Schulman, z”l, Cantor Emeritus
Mark Twersky, Executive Director
Howard Silberstein, President
Harold Domnitch, Chairman of the Board
Saturday, April 10, 2010, 9:15 P.M.


● Candle lighting ceremony for Holocaust survivors, their children and grandchildren
● Four Seasons Lodge – award winning documentary
• Questions and answers with Esther Geizhals, a survivor featured in the film

This program is sponsored by the generosity of the families of

Ada & Mitch Benerofe, Susan & Michael Castle and Carol & Jeff Kaufman

Great Neck Synagogue Annual Family Luncheon In Memory of Sharon Sokol Heisler z"l
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Guest Speaker:
Mort Klein
President of the Zionist Organization of America
Lessons of the Holocaust Applied to Today's Arab War Against Israel

Beautiful Catered Buffet Lunch by Prestige Caterers

$55 per person
$20 per child*(10 years and under)
(No charge for children under 4)

For reservations please call or e-mail

Mark Twersky
(516) 487-6100
Email :

Reservations: # of people attending____________
Seating Requests:

Amount enclosed_________________________

For more information please call:

Debbie Hollander (516) 829-2013

* We are planning a special luncheon for children to take place at the same time in the Youth Center.
Thanks to Margery & Barry Libin for sponsoring the Siyum on
Monday morning in memory of his late father Joseph Libin, z”l Mazal Tov to Lauren & Seth Silberstein on the birth of a
baby girl. Mazal Tov to grandparents Florin & Howard
Seudah Shlishit on Shabbat Chol Hamoed Pesach will be Mazal Tov to Sharon & Eddie Mazur on the engagement of
sponsored by Hindi & Ben Lunzer in memory of her father their son Adam to Elyssa Stein, daughter of Dr. Michael &
Isser Mermelstein, z”l. Janet Stein of Stamford, Ct.


Sunday, April 11, the Annual Rabbinic Dialogue between Rabbi Looking for new Passover readings for your Seder for your kids or grand-
Polakoff, Rabbi Stecker of Temple Israel and Rabbi’s Feldman of children? Check out free readings for children (ages 3-6, and ages 7-11),
Bet El, will be held at Great Neck Synagogue. on the American Jewish World Service website ( ;
Thursday, May 20, the Men's Club presents an End of Life click on the readings for children and families) They were written and
Symposium, with speakers from Sinai Chapel, an elder care Attorney illustrated by our own member, Nechama Liss-Levinson)
and Rabbi Polakoff.
Sunday, June 6th, will be the semi annual Blood Drive.
June 9th and 10th a Defensive Driving Course will be held. TOMCHEI SHABBOS PASSOVER FOOD -A-THON
Reservations are necessary. Price will be $12 for anyone over 50 and Passover food can still be donated until March 28th at 11am at 7 Polo
$15 for all others. Road. Any unopened, non perishable, packaged food with good expiration
dates can be donated. For any questions, please call Estee Acobas at
April 8, Meeting of Combined Sisterhoods at 10:00 am at Temple
April 14th, Sisterhood meeting at GNS at 8:00 pm April 28, Sisterhood The monthly Intermediate Minyan will meet April 10, May 8th and June
19th. The Minyan includes explanation of the tefilot and the Torah
presents an evening with American Friends of Magen David Adom at
reading through interactive discussion during the service, communal
the home of Rita & Lewis Gordonson, 7:30 pm. For information
singing, with a class following the service. If you want more information,
contact Rita Gordonson 466-4578 or Carol Buckmann 487-7095.
May 4, 58th Annual Combined Sisterhoods of Great Neck Spring a reminder and to be put on our list please send your email address to
Luncheon and Boutique at Temple Emanuel from 10am to 2 pm,
featuring Mentalist David Blatt.
May 12th, Sisterhood Gold Buying Event from 11am to 5pm. Turn
If you want to get an email every friday afternoon regarding the status
your valuables into cash by selling your gold, sterling silver, watches,
of the eiruv, send an email to
flatware, diamonds, U.S. coins and paper money. Get paid on the
with a subject line of SPECIAL NOTICES ONLY.
spot. The Sisterhood will receive a percentage of all sales. For further
information, please contact Cindy Hodkin, preferably by
The nominating committee for Great Neck Synagogue has been
announced. If you would like to speak to them about any candidates
FEEDING THE HUNGRY that you feel would benefit the Synagogue, please feel free to
Regular drop offs for food will still be going on for Passover. PLEASE contact them: Michael Leventhal, chairperson, Isaac Greszes,
drop off only KOSHER FOR PASSOVER food. Drop off hours are Janet Lenchner, Natan Hamerman, Harvey Brenner,
between 10am and 12:30 pm at 18 Birchwood Lane only on Fridays. Jolanta Rosenstein and Susan Sheena.
Kindly place your food only in the cooler by the front door. In case
the cooler is full please place your food next to it. Food should not be GNS MEMBER DIRECTORY
placed anywhere else. We thank you for partaking in this mitzvah. The GNS Member Directory has arrived. It contains the addresses and
phone numbers of our members, as well as a lot of other important
GYMNASTICS FOR KIDS information. It is now available to our members – but only one copy per
Great Neck Synagogue will be offering Sunday morning gymnastics household. To get your copy please come to the synagogue office during
classes taught by a popular gymnastics teacher for ages 7 and un- business hours. The directory can only be distributed to those who are
der. The first class will be from 8:30 am - 9:20 am and will be for current in their synagogue obligations.
ages 3-5. The second class will be from 9:30 am-10:20 am and will
be for ages 5-7. Classes will be held in the Braun Youth Center on Saturday, 12 Nisan
April 11th and 25th, May 2nd, 9th and 16th. The 5 class package is Miriam Glaubach for Rachel Herlinger
$75 per child. Sidney Ingber for Irene Ingber
For more information contact
Y Mitchell Siegel for Edith Turner
Sunday, 13 Nisan
GNS FAMILY LUNCHEON A Nadine Eckstein for Tillie Engel
Save the date for the Annual GNS Family Luncheon in Monday, 14 Nisan
memory of Sharon Sokol Heisler, z”l H Annette Forman for Marlen Olk
Saturday, April 17th, following services.
Mort Klein, President of the ZOA
R Robert Herman for Frank Herman
Shirley Spiegelman for Ida Shankman
will be the featured speaker. Z Tuesday, 15 Nisan
“Lessons of the Holocaust
Applied to Today’s Arab War Against Israel” . E Mark Gold for Regina Gold
Leonard Kahn for Rachel Kahn
Price will be $55 per person for a gala buffet lunch.
$20 per child*(10 years and under)
I Mina Kotler for Pearl Rodzynek
(No charge for children under 4) T Wednesday, 16 Nisan
Marc Gottlieb for Sarah Schwartzman
For reservations please call or e-mail Thursday, 17 Nisan
Mark Twersky Paul Brody for Minnie Brody
(516) 487-6100 Judith Traub for Usher Hechtkopf
Email : Friday, 18 Nisan
Please make reservations ASAP. Marvin Greenwald for Matilda Greenwald
For more details see the GNS website. Jeff Pulver for Howard Pulver
* We are planning a special luncheon for children to take Meyer Singer for Isidore Singer
place at the same time in the Youth Center.