Sunday, January 27, 2013
Tu Bshevat Melava Malka Parasha Beshalach at Beit Bnei Rachel, Rachel Tomb Complex Sponsored by Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation 1995-2013 By Evelyn Haies, President and Founder RCRF and Bnei Rachel Inc. Adults and children enjoy a Tu BShevat seuda, the New Year of the trees in Beit Bnei Rachel, the House of Rachel’s Children in Beit Lechem, the town of the House of Bread, the town of the loving Mothers of Israel, Rachel Imeinu, mother of Yosef HaTzaddik and Benyamin and Ruth, ancestor of David HaMelech. Evelyn spoke of the 7rs of Rachel Imeinu more important than the 3 rs for developing the true affirmative Jew In the their holy land willed to the people, us, by Hashem. Roots recognized is what makes for a strong plant and a strong affirmative Jew acknowledging such righteous roots as Rachel and Ruth, both role models for the whole world. Remembering our roots is reaffirming us, the people rooted in the land deeded to them, named for their forefathers in their holy place. Remembering our ancestors, the role models help us rectify our neshamas and raise our level of midos. As we rectify our ways according to the respected ways of the imaot and avot, we choose righteousness. The righteous merit rights. With rights there is responsibility. Rachel Imeinu is remembered 3600 years for sacrifcing for her sister Leah. The self effacement of the righteous means it’s not about me nor we (groups) but us, all the children of Rachel, Klal Yisrael. With strong righteous roots and unity there are the ingredients for Redemption. The New Year of the Trees reflects the road from seeds, essence, fertilization, unity and renewal . We made a Shekayanu on the new fruit and blessed so many species of fruits from the land of Eretz HaChodesh, the land to which we marched on the way from Egypt with cymbals and pride. At the place where Rachel Imeinu was buried “on the way” the adults and children affirmed our way with blessings, learning and inspirational shira. We learned that there are so many individual fruits, some with hard inedible shells like walnuts and almonds, some with hard inedible pits like olives and prunes, some with no shells like strawberries and figs. Many are with tough skins like pomegranates, oranges and apples. Special fruits like the esrog were enjoyed but not a new fruit because they were just blessed on Succos. Rabbi Doctor Shmuel HaCohen emphasized how our attachment to the land, farming and raising sheep, was a validation of our exodus and freedom He appealed for aliyah and more attachment to the life of shepherding, nurturing, developing and protecting. Dov Shurin of radio fame entertained with his songs about Tu BShevat, Beshalach, songs of Rachel and our Charming Nation. As the news extends itself over recent riots denying Mother Rachel and claiming our assets, consider that the adults and children were at peace with themselves, their land and the future of Klal Yisrael. We are rooted, remember, rectify, choose righteousness and merit our rights with responsibility to redeem and be a light unto nations. Remember, we come from Rachel who sacrificed and Yosef who provided for the whole world. It is when we forget, know not Yosef and our great, that uprooting our rootsis attempted. Remember and let us know the Redemption. It is the New Year of the Trees, rebirth and regeneration. It is not about Me and WE ; it is about all of us, unique like each of the fruits we blessed, like each of the tribes, one nation of Hashem to cultivate His ways and His land for eternity. Because of popular demand, we are planning a Supperette with learning and music for February 14 and Purim. Yes, a great Jewish nation came from Beis Lechem, the burial place of Rachel Imeinu mother of Yosef , the birthplace of David HaMelech descendant of Ruth and Boaz.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation 5755-5773 718 648 2610 60 West End Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11235 Evelyn 054-224-2649 Rachel 054-207-6300 www.theracheltear.blogspot.com
EVENTS. MORE and YOUR BOOKINGS for your lectures and YOUR SIMCHAS
7:30-8:30 Rachel Shurin or Nurit Bank
7:30 PM Ophra and Bonog Parsha HaShavua Men and Women 050 822 7496
Efrat Group 9:30 am. Monthly Rosh Chodesh just hosted Rabbi Moshe Tendler
11am English Atara Gur Reeception Center front entrance
8pm Hebrew Yaela Elisheva Gabbai "A Woman to Her Sisters" small hall back entrance.
052 332 8742
8PM Hebrew Hafrassat Challah with Yehudit Netanieland Nurit Big Hall; 050 764 4866/0548440048
Large Hall Women
Hafrassat Challah Monthly small hall with Hadassah Trobelsi 050 738 5070
Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation 5755-5773 www.theracheltear.blogspot.com
Shabbos, January 26 2013 7PM. ..........Buses will leave the Kings Hotel. RSVP 60nis pp., includes transportation. 70 nis on the bus. singles and couples invited. Details: Evelyn Haies 054-224-2649..........
As we celebrated our first RCRF wedding in Beit Bnei Rachel on January 2, 2013 and I am attending a wedding blessed to be and is by our AMEN ceremony on the eighth night of Chanukah, 5773 in Beit Bnei Rachel which hosted about 80 women, let this be our lucky evening. As Tu BShvat is the New Year of the Trees; let this be a "New Year for our Old Israel" reestablishing the midos of Ima Rachel , buried "on the way" to teach us her self sacrificing ways.that are promised to be rewarded. Let this year bring a better year for current families and let us plant new ones. Join us in the renewal process. Remarks by Evelyn Haies, founder and president of Rachel's Children Reclamation Foundation 1995-2013 and Bnei Rachel Corp, 2001 on "The 7 R's of Rachel Imeinu" Roots, Remembrance, Rectification, Righteousness, Rights, Responsibility, Redemption. Oh yes, and we will hear the DVD recording by Rabbi Benzion Klatzko, the Keynote Speaker and Actualist Awardee at our 18th Annual Commemoration of the Yahrzeit of Rachel Imeinu October 28, 2012, 11 MarCheshvan the evening before Hurricane Sandy on another R "Relationships." Let this New Year of the Trees be a Renewal and redemption for our relationship with Hashem, Eretz HaKodesh, our family and soulmate. Come join us saying yes for all the best including the fruit of Eretz Yisrael. ................................... If you can't come, your donations will actualize our Ima Rachel dreams and the Redemtion promised. Mail donations to RCRF, 60 West End Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11235........... Drop off for RCRF Tu BShevat reservations made payable for expenses to Evelyn Haies Lev Yerushalyim 18 King George St #104. .