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Give to the Harvest Drive, Thursday, November 21

Posnack School is joining forces with Harvest Drive to collect canned goods, toiletries, and other essentials for the holiday season. Items needed are organized by grade level. Click to see how you can help and then bring in your donations on Thursday, November 21.

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You’re Invited! Veterans Day Shabbat on Friday, November 8, 2019

We will be acknowledging all members of our community who have served in the United States Armed Forces. at our annual Veterans Day Shabbat on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:30 am at the flagpole. If you have any family members who have served in a branch of the United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy), please email their names, branch, and rank to Keith Krasiejko at kkrasiejko@posnackschool.org by November 4 so we can honor them at our ceremony and invite them to join us for this special event.

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Hochberg Middle School Sugar Rush Bash, Tuesday, November 26

The Hochberg Middle School Student Council present Sugar Rush Bash on Tuesday November 26, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm in the Brickman Auditorium. Tickets are $18 Click for additional details. Thank you to the Posnack School PTO for generously sponsoring this event.

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Fall Thespian Showcase Tuesday, November 12, 7 PM

Don’t miss our fall Thespian Showcase featuring the performances of our award winning Posnack School Thespian troupe on Tuesday, November 12 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Rousso Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Click for ticket purchases and more information.

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And Now for the Rest of the Story

As we begin the annual cycle of reading the Torah, it is most important to understand that the written Torah, also know as the Five Books of Moshe or Chumash, actually came after the Oral Law (Torah She-Ba’al Peh). In fact, the Torah was not completed (according to Rashi) or even started (according to Maimonides) before the last month of Moshe’s life forty years after the Revelation at Mt Sinai. The great 19th century German rabbi Shimshon Rafael Hirsch used the following analogy: the Torah is to the Oral Law as notes are to attending a full lecture.

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Alone With God

Alone With God

The Hebrew month of Tishrei is chock full of holidays, Yomim Tovim, each with their own unique and specifically mandated mitzvot. The goal of these special mitzvoth is to ingrain in us ideas that are necessary for human perfection. But the Torah has no unique mitzvah for us to perform on Shemini Atzeret,which we will celebrate on Monday. Why?

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