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Congregation Brothers of Joseph 2 Broad St Norwich CT 06360

FOR THE WEEK OF  6/19/17
Shabbat services for Shabbat Korach will be conducted at Congregation Brothers of Joseph,
2 Broad Street, Norwich, by Rabbi Jeremy Booty. Candlelighting on Friday is at 8:08 p.m. Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat services will begin at 7:30 p.m (note the new time). and will be held in the DOWNSTAIRS CHAPEL. Shabbat morning services will begin at 9:15 a.m. and will be held in the UPSTAIRS SANCTUARY followed by a kiddush sponsored by the synagogue. We celerate rosh chodesh Tamuz. Mincha, Seudah Sh'lishit (third meal) and Maariv service will be convened at 7:30 p.m. Shabbat ends at 9:19 p.m.

This Shabbat and Sunday is rosh chodesh Tamuz.  

Korach incites a mutiny challenging Moses’ leadership and the granting of the kehunah (priesthood) to Aaron. He is accompanied by Moses’ inveterate foes, Dathan and Abiram. Joining them are 250 distinguished members of the community, who offer the sacrosanct ketoret (incense) to prove their worthiness for the priesthood. The earth opens up and swallows the mutineers, and a fire consumes the ketoret-offerers. A subsequent plague is stopped by Aaron’s offering of ketoret. Aaron’s staff miraculously blossoms and brings forth almonds, to prove that his designation as high priest is divinely ordained.
A terumah (“uplifting”) is commanded from each crop of grain, wine and oil, as well as all firstborn sheep and cattle, and other specified gifts, be given to the kohanim (priests).