jueves, 25 de agosto de 2016

KSI English Speaking Community Column

English Speaking Community Members are Active as Leaders of the Sisterhood.

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 the Sisterhood held its Annual Meeting with the installation of the new Officers and Board Members with President Rita Sasso welcoming all guests to the meeting.

A review of the past years accomplishments was presented as well as plans for the coming year. It was evident by those presenting that membership in the Sisterhood is a very rewarding experience, since the Sisterhood has contributed significantly to the betterment of many communities and social service agencies throughout Panama by its honorable practice of Tzedaká.

 President Sasso presents the Sash of Office & Presidents Gavel to new President Dayra Bern

Ekev 5776 - English

Rabbi Gustavo Kraselnik
Congregacion Kol Shearith Israel

Nearly at the end of Parashat Ekev, we get the second of the three paragraphs from the Torah that make up the Shema Israel, which is known by its initial words: Vehaya Im Shamoa (Deut. 11:13-21). 

According to the Mishnah (Tamid 5:1), the three passages from the Shema were recited daily in the liturgy of the Second Temple.  

Rabbi Joshua ben Karha explains in the Talmud (Brachot 13a) that the first paragraph of the Shema (Deut. 6:4-9) precedes the passage in our Parashah because the person needs to accepts first the yoke of the kingdom of heaven, “Ol Malchut Shamayim”, meaning the recognition of divine sovereignty, to then be able to accept “Ol Hamitzvot”, the yoke of the precepts.  

martes, 23 de agosto de 2016

PROMISES / Hermandad KSI‏


Ekev 5776

Los Rabinos de la UJCL escriben sobre la Parashá de la semana

Rabino Gustavo Kraselnik
Congregación Kol Shearith Israel, Panamá

Casi al final de Parashat Ekev aparece el segundo de los tres párrafos de la Torá que conforman el Shemá Israel, que es conocido por sus palabras iniciales: Veahiá Im Shamoa. (Deut 11:13-21). De acuerdo a la Mishná (Tamid 5:1) los tres pasajes del Shemá ya eran recitados diariamente en la liturgia del Segundo Templo.

Rabi Yoshua ben Korja explica en el Talmud (Brajot 13a) que el primer párrafo del Shemá (Deut. 6:4-9) antecede al pasaje de nuestra Parashá debido a que la persona debe aceptar primero “Ol Maljut Shamaim”, el yugo del reino del cielo, es decir el reconocimiento de la soberanía divina, para luego poder aceptar “Ol Hamitzvot”, el yugo de los preceptos.

lunes, 22 de agosto de 2016

Hermandad KSI / Cumplimos un año entregando deliciosas Jalot


B´nai Brith Carlos Zelenka / Charla Videojuegos con Alejandro Alaluf Bacal

En el marco de las actividades que desarrolla la Logia Carlos Zelenka de la B'nai B'rith con sede en el Centro Comunitario de K.S.I., tuvo lugar el pasado Jueves 18 ,la amena charla: " Los Video-Juegos y sus efectos " a cargo del periodista chileno y especialista en el tema: Alejandro Alaluf Bacal , de visita en Panamá con ocasión de la Feria del Libro, desarrollándose un debate de ideas ,con la participación de una entusiasta asistencia.

viernes, 19 de agosto de 2016

Vaetjanán – Shabat Najamú - English 5776

By Rabbi Daniel A. Kripper
Beth Israel - Aruba.

This Shabbat is Shabbat Nachamu, the Shabbat of comforting.

“Comfort, comfort My people, says your G’d.  Comfort the heart of Yerushalaim…” Isaiah 40:1-2, from this week’s Haftarah.  

After remembering the destruction and tragedy on Tisha B’av, the Ninth of Av, this Shabbat contains a prophetic message of relief and hope for the future of Israel. 

Beyond the ideological differences on current political and religious topics, for most of the Jews in the world, without a doubt Israel represents the “Shabbat Nachamu”, the great comfort of Jewish history. 
After the horrors of destruction, the image of Israel rises impressive and splendorous like the crystallization of a Biblical prophecy.

La Hermandad KSI invita a una velada exclusiva entre pintura, sangría y amigas


jueves, 18 de agosto de 2016