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Congregation Brothers of Joseph 2 Broad St Norwich CT 06360

FOR THE WEEK OF  2/19/18

Shabbat services for Shabbat Tetzaveh (Zachor) will be conducted at Congregation Brothers of Joseph, 2 Broad Street, Norwich. Candlelighting on Friday is at 5:13 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services will begin at 5:15 p.m. 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. Mincha will immediately follow the kiddush. Seudah Sh'lishit (third meal) and Maariv service will be convened at 4:30 p.m. Shabbat ends at 6:15 p.m

This week is also called Parshat Zachor; portion of Torah concerning the mitzvah to remember what Amalek did to the Jewish people, read on the Shabbat before Purim. 

Moses receives from the children of Israel pure olive oil to feed the “everlasting flame” of the menorah, which Aaron is to kindle each 
day, “from evening till morning.” The priestly garments, to be worn by the kohanim (priests) while serving in the Sanctuary, are described. 
All kohanim wore: 1) the ketonet—a full-length linen tunic; 2) michnasayim—linen breeches; 3) mitznefet or migba’at—a linen turban; 4) 
avnet—a long sash wound above the waist. In addition, the kohen gadol (high priest) wore: 5) the efod—an apron-like garment made of 
blue-, purple- and red-dyed wool, linen and gold thread; 6) the choshen—a breastplate containing twelve precious stones inscribed with 
the names of the twelve tribes of Israel; 7) the me’il—a cloak of blue wool, with gold bells and decorative pomegranates on its hem; 8) 
the tzitz—a golden plate worn on the forehead, bearing the inscription “Holy to G-d.”
Tetzaveh also includes detailed instructions for the seven-day initiation of Aaron and his four sons—Nadav, Avihu, Elazar and 
Itamar—into the priesthood, and for the making of the golden altar, on which the ketoret (incense) was burned.