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Ellington Shul: Shabbos Services this Saturday: Parsha Bo & Tu BeShvat

Dear Fellow Congregants;
This is a reminder that we will having Shabbos Shacharis Services at Congregation Knesseth Israel this Saturday, February 4th at 9am.
I have attached a very insightful mailing from Torah.org explaining aspects of the Plague of Darkness and of the question of the "Wicked Son" that are found in this week's parsha.
As always, you can find links to the OU's and to Aish Ha'Torah's Parsha insights on our website, www.ellingtonshul.org.
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Have a Gut Shabbos everyone. I will be telephoning tomorrow. :-)

Elias Friedman A.S., NREMT-P
& Pongo the Spotted Wonder!

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Volume XIII, Number 8 - Bo & Tu BeShvat - Exodus 10:1-13:16

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  • Understanding The Plague of Darkness
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    Understanding The Plague of Darkness

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    I read Rabbi Kirshblum's article (questions to ponder) where he writes about 2,400,000 jews dying during the plauge of darkness. I cant find this in the Bible. Please help me to understand why G-d would kill four fifths of his chosen people before he sets them free? thank you

    The Rabbi responds:

    This is a comment found in the Midrash.

    Basically, the Egyptian society was filled with immorality and impurity -- the antithesis of G-dliness. Most of Israel had sunk to such a degree that they could not be redeemed.

    Therefore G-d decreed that they should pass into the next world rather than being left behind. He made this happen during the Plague of Darkness in order that the Egyptians not see this and misconstrue it as their own victory over the Jews.

    It is said that before the Messianic Age something similar will happen. If we look around us -- it is happening now. Today there are countless Jews who have been lost to the Jewish people, who no longer consider themselves Jewish! So perhaps this is the decree we learned about so many years ago...

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    Featured Dvar Torah: Questions and Answers

    By Rabbi Yaakov Menken

    "And it will be, when your sons will say to you, 'What is this service to you?' And you will say, 'it is the Passover sacrifice to G-d, who passed over the houses of the Children of Israel in Egypt, when He struck Egypt, and our houses He saved.'..." [Ex. 12:26-27]

    The Ohr Somayach, Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk, notes that the Haggadah classifies the above as the question of the Wicked Son. He then asks -- what is the difference? What is it about this question, compared to the others, that told the writers of the Haggadah that this question in particular was asked by the Wicked Son?

    The question of the Wise Son is found in Deuteronomy 6:20: "When your son will ask you tomorrow, saying, 'What are the witnesses and the decrees and the laws, which Hashem our G-d has commanded You?'" The Simple Son asks in Exodus 13:14, "And it will be, when your son asks you tomorrow, saying, 'What is this?' And you will say to him, 'With a mighty hand G-d took us out of Egypt, from the house of servitude.'" And concerning the son who does not even know what to ask, we do it for him: "And you will tell it to your son on that day, saying, 'it is because of this that G-d did for me when I left Egypt.'" [Shmos 13:8]

    In each of these we find the additional, apparently redundant word "saying." Only wicked sons "say [it] to you" straight the first time. What is the point of the redundant "saying" that precedes each of the other questions, and is this relevant to understanding the question of the Wicked Son?

    Reb Meir Simcha takes us to a Medrash at the beginning of Parshas Vaeschanan, Deut. 3:23. "And [Moshe] prayed to G-d at that hour, saying..." -- again, the word saying is appended. Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki) quotes the Medrash, which says that Moshe is demanding an answer. What does it mean when the Torah adds an extra word, "saying?" It means that the speaker is demanding a response.

    And this, says the Ohr Somayach, is the difference between the Wicked Son and the others. The others are all demanding an answer. They want to know! The Wicked Son, on the other hand, has no desire to know. He just wants to mock. "What's it to you? What do you need this for?"

    The Vilna Gaon, Rabbi Eliyahu Kramer, offers the same answer to a different question. In the Torah, the Wicked Sons ask their question and we respond, "it is the Passover sacrifice to G-d..." But the Haggadah tells us that we respond to the Wicked Son by "blunt[ing] his teeth." We say, "because of what G-d did for me when I left Egypt" -- saying that had he been there, he would not have been redeemed. The Gaon explains that since the Wicked Son intends to mock rather than to ask a question, we "blunt his teeth" with a reply which blunts his mockery.

    But if so, why does the Torah give a different reply to the Wicked Son? The Haggadah cannot contradict the Torah, so why do we have two totally different responses to the same question?

    The Vilna Gaon answers: the "reply" given in the Torah isn't intended for the Wicked Son at all. The response is directed back at us -- it is only intended to help us to strengthen ourselves, to remind us that indeed the Haggadah serves a great purpose and has a great meaning. The proof? The Torah says "and you will say..." -- not "and you will say to him." We are not responding to him at all; we are just teaching ourselves.

    When someone comes to mock or make fun, there is no reason to provide a serious answer to his or her question -- it will not help in any case. That person does not want a response, and no response will be acceptable. The only thing you can do is blunt his mockery.

    But we also see a second lesson here, in the Medrash and the Ohr Somayach which say that one who uses the expression "saying" is waiting for an answer. How many times do we see Hashem use this expression? Countless times! From "And G-d spoke to man, saying 'be fruitful and multiply'" until "And G-d spoke to Moshe on that very day, saying 'go up onto this mountain of Avarim, Mt. Nevo... and die on the mountain which you will ascend...'"

    Is there a dialogue with G-d? Of course! He says to each person, "here, I love you, here is my Torah, here is a Mitzvah to do, for you. Will you do it?" And the Torah uses the expression "saying" -- meaning that G-d, too, is waiting for our answer!

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    County Ambulance Proponents Ask For Organization's Support
    Sequoyah County Times - Sallisaw,OK,USA
    Seeking support for a county-funded ambulance service was the aim of those heading up the Sequoyah County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Action Committee when ...

    Coder honored for service
    Atchison Daily Globe - Atchison,KS,USA
    ... Ambulance Service. Dan Coder received a certificate for 25 years of service to the Atchison County Emergency Medical Service team. He ...

    Toronto EMS - The largest Emergency Medical Service in Canada
    Toronto EMS provides prehospital emergency and non-emergency care and transportation
    for individuals experiencing injury or illness.

    Alaska Emergency Medical Service Programs
    Provides guidelines, regulations, and publications for planning, treatment, and

    bicyclist news

    Bicyclist killed in collision with BC team bus
    Pioneer Press - St. Paul,MN,USA
    CHAPEL HILL, NC - A man from Carrboro died when his bicycle collided with a charter bus carrying the Boston College men's basketball team, police said. ...

    NO evacuee killed when truck strikes bicyclist
    KATC - Lafayette,LA,USA
    SHREVEPORT, La. A 51-year-old bicyclist was killed when he was hit by a pickup that crossed the center of the road then slammed into a tree. ...

    NO evacuee killed when truck strikes bicyclist
    Shreveport Times - Shreveport,LA,USA
    The driver of this pickup lost control and struck a bicyclist, knocking him into a cemetery and killing him at the corner of Greenwood Road and Mission Street ...

    Oxnard bicyclist struck by car, killed
    Ventura County Star (subscription) - Ventura county,CA,USA
    An 80-year-old Oxnard man died Tuesday after a car hit the bicycle he was riding broadside, the Oxnard Police Department reported. ...

    Bunnel bicyclist dies in US 1 accident
    Daytona Beach News-Journal - Daytona,FL,USA
    A Bunnell man was killed Tuesday afternoon after his bicycle was struck by a minivan on US 1 near Palm Coast, authorities said. ...

    Magen David Adom News

    Police Injured in Jerusalem Rock-Throwing Incident
    Arutz Sheva - Israel
    Police explain they were dispatched to the home of a 50-year-old area resident who died but upon their arrival with Magen David Adom emergency medical service ...

    Buried Alive As Building Collapses In Nairobi City Centre
    Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
    ... The Israeli team, in close collaboration with the Magen David Adom in Israel (Israeli National Society) have also trained the Society in mass disaster ...

    cyclist news

    Bus with BC team kills cyclist in N. Carolina
    Boston Globe - United States
    ... Cousins said the bus and cyclist were traveling in the same westbound direction on Highway 54 when the unidentified rider was struck near the intersection of ...

    Cyclist tragedy
    Milton Keynes Citizen - Milton Keynes,England,UK
    A CYCLIST who was hit from his bike by a four wheel drive died of massive head injuries, an inquest ... more ». A SECOND man has ...

    Cyclist peddles for 9-11 charity awareness
    Brookhaven Daily Leader - MS, United states
    Don Boehly, 50, stopped to spend Saturday night at the Brookhaven Fire Department's central station. He has cycled 15,302 miles ...

    Captive hawk put down after attack on cyclist aged 9
    Times Online - UK
    By Michael Horsnell. A SCHOOLBOY told yesterday how a hawk sank its talons into his face as he was riding his bicycle. Timothy Mills ...

    Don Boehly Update

    Cyclist peddles for 9-11 charity awareness
    Brookhaven Daily Leader - MS, United states
    Don Boehly, 50, stopped to spend Saturday night at the Brookhaven Fire Department's central station. He has cycled 15,302 miles ...

    bicycle news

    Still Leading the Way, but Not on His Bicycle
    New York Times - United States
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan 24 - The Discovery Channel pro cycling team kicked off the post-Lance Armstrong era Tuesday by announcing that the public face of ...

    Mapleton Man Killed While Riding Bicycle
    The BYU Newsnet - Provo,UT,USA
    ... Eli Miller, 38, was riding his bicycle while crossing at 780 S. University Ave. when he pulled out in front of a Blazer going southbound on the road. ...

    SLO city/chamber seeks volunteers for Tour of California bicycle ...
    San Luis Obispo Tribune - San Luis Obispo,CA,USA
    Fans, volunteers and the just plain curious can find out more about the massive Tour of California -- a eight-day bicycle race modeled after the Tour de ...

    WeeklyDig.com - USA
    That's my fitness tip.". Amanda Skuldt is standing behind the counter at Broadway Bicycle School, drumming the surface with grease-streaked hands. ...

    Helmets give 'vital' protection to bicycle riders
    East Texas Review - Longview,TX,USA
    by Jill Parker. Learning to ride a bicycle is more than just child's play. ... One of the most important rules of safety on a bicycle is to wear a helmet. ...

    Joshua Martin Update

    EMT enters plea in defibrillator death of co-worker
    Kingsport Times News - Kingsport,TN,USA
    Russell County Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Bush told the Times-News Tuesday that Joshua Martin, 25, of Clarks Street, Bristol, Va ., entered the plea in ...

    bicyclist news

    Bicyclist killed in collision with BC team bus
    CNN/SI - USA
    ... The name of the bicyclist, who lived in Carrboro, was not immediately released because the victim's family had not been notified.

    Teen sentenced to prison for assaulting bicyclist
    Lincoln Journal Star - Lincoln,NE,USA
    An 18-year-old has been sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison for beating a bicyclist who had to be hospitalized for two days last May. ...

    Careening truck kills bicyclist
    KTBS - Shreveport,LA,USA
    A pickup weaving in and out of traffic hit and killed a bicyclist on a Greenwood Road sidewalk today before its driver crashed into a tree, seriously injuring ...

    Bicyclist Hit By Car For 2nd Time In Year
    NBC Sandiego.com - San Diego,CA,USA
    SAN DIEGO -- Lightning strikes twice for a local cyclist -- in about a year's time, he has been hit twice by drivers and seriously injured. ...

    Bicyclist killed in collision with BC team bus
    WWAY NewsChannel 3 - Wilmington,NC,USA
    Police spokeswoman Jane Cousins said the wreck involving the bus owned by Southern Coach of Durham and the bicyclist occurred this evening on NC Highway 54. ...

    emergency medical services news

    FAA issues fact sheet on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service ...
    Rotorhub (press release) - Burnham,UK
    ... tools and training to all flight crews, including medical staff (Notice 8000.301 Operational Risk Assessment Programs for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services ...

    County's new 911, trauma boss says hello, goodbye
    San Diego Union Tribune - United States
    ... disappointing. "This is a very important position -- director of (emergency) medical services for the whole region," Ott said. ...

    Casper briefs for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006
    The Casper Star Tribune - Casper,WY,USA
    Casper Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services units responded to a structure fire at 930 S. Cedar St. at 10:30 am Monday ...

    EMT News

    EMT on probation in false death report
    Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
    STONINGTON, Conn. (AP)_ A mistaken belief that a lightning strike victim was dead will mean probation and new training for the head ...

    Former EMT convicted in defibrillator death
    WAVY-TV - Portsmouth,VA,USA
    A former rescue squad worker in southwest Virginia has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for zapping a fellow EMT on the chest and shoulder with a ...

    EMT enters plea in defibrillator death of co-worker
    Kingsport Times News - Kingsport,TN,USA
    ... Bush said in interviews with Martin, who had been on the job as an EMT with Highlands less than a week when the accident occurred, Martin said he had intended ...

    John Grogan | New frontiers in EMT medicine
    Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA
    By John Grogan. Some members of the Plymouth Community Ambulance Association are under heavy fire for a series of questionable purchases. ...

    EMT shortage worries Stockbridge officials
    Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield,MA,USA
    ... Weston said he hoped to find ways to increase the town's EMT numbers. "We don't have a solution," he told the board. "We're looking for suggestions.". ...

    paramedic news

    Paramedic training delayed, but will still be available locally
    Mount Vernon News - Mount Vernon,OH,USA
    ... Ohio Technical College classes are no longer being held at the Knox County Career Center, COTC medical advisor Dr. Tracy Schermer said paramedic training will ...

    Fairfield fire union supports adding personnel
    Hamilton Journal News (subscription) - Hamilton,OH,USA
    ... relationship. 1981 -- Permanent fire levy established to fund department operations; five-year paramedic referendum levy passed. ...

    Magen David Adom News

    Address by Dir-Gen Prosor to the 6th Herzliya Conference
    Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (press release) - Israel
    ... We have also recently witnessed several precedents on issues that have been stalemated for many years now, such as the status of Magen David Adom and changes ...

    ambulance news

    At-Large Ambulance License
    KELOLAND TV - Sioux Falls,SD,USA
    He tried setting up a second ambulance service in Sioux Falls 14 years ago known as Caretraum, but ran into a dead end. Now Jay ...

    Ambulance service questions linger
    Connecticut Post - Bridgeport,CT,USA
    It's been a year since state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal issued a disturbing report about fiscal malfeasance within the Seymour Ambulance Association. ...

    Ambulance plan still up in air
    Honolulu Advertiser - Honolulu,HI,USA
    ... huge problem.". Approving an application from a private air ambulance service can take up to three months, he said. An emergency ...

    Ambulance proposal awaits council
    Benton Courier - Benton,AR,USA
    An ordinance granting Saline Memorial Hospital an exclusive franchise to operate an ambulance service within the city of Benton is on the Benton City Council ...

    Brown Township Ambulance service to make it through '06
    Reporter-Times - Martinsville,IN,USA
    The motto that Brown Township Trustee Al Hornaday has repeated over the past year was that the LifeStar ambulance service would cease to exist within the next ...

    EMS News

    Babin named new EMS chief for St. Amant VFD
    Gonzales Ascension Citizen - Gonzales,LA,USA
    ... Amant Volunteer Fire Department Chief James E. LeBlanc announced Sunday that Michael Babin has become the department's new EMS Chief, officially beginning at ...

    Fire, EMS impact fees may go up
    WBBH - Ft. Myers,FL,USA
    ... Because new construction continues, Lee County wants to increase fire and EMS impact fees. ... EMS impact fees will increase depending on what will be built. ...

    EMS statistics reflect growth; Medical emergencies up, house fires ...
    Newszap Arizona - AZ,USA
    By Angela De Welles, Independent Newspapers. The growth occurring in Queen Creek, Johnson Ranch and San Tan Heights is evident by ...

    emergency medical service news

    Ambulance plan still up in air
    Honolulu Advertiser - Honolulu,HI,USA
    ... City emergency medical service and state health officials have known that military assistance would end one day, as it has in most Mainland markets, but now ...

    Gilbert may serve as test city
    Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA
    County island residents could create a fire district that would require a municipality to provide fire and emergency medical service under an amendment ...

    Emergency room for children at KEM
    Expressindia.com - New Delhi,India
    ... The incident that occurred on December 21, 2005, at KEM Hospital has made the authorities set up an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) for children. ...

    bicyclist news

    Bicyclist Hit And Killed In Provo
    KUTV - Salt Lake City,UT,USA
    Provo Police are investigating a fatal accident after a bicyclist was hit and killed Monday morning while crossing the street. It ...

    Bicyclist Flies 100 Feet After Head-On Hit-And-Run
    NBC Sandiego.com - San Diego,CA,USA
    SAN DIEGO -- The California Highway Patrol is searching for a driver who struck a bicyclist and fled. The hit-and-run took place ...

    Kaukauna bicyclist struck by pickup
    Appleton Post Crescent - WI, USA
    KAUKAUNA -- A 47-year-old Kaukauna bicyclist was injured Saturday when he was struck by a pickup truck while crossing Catherine Street. ...

    cyclist news

    Truck hits cyclist; driver looks, leaves
    San Diego Union Tribune - United States
    ... The CHP spokesman said a silver-colored, smaller-sized pickup crossed the road's center dividing line and drove into the cyclist about 4 pm The impact threw ...

    Cyclist killed by driver in city near Eugene
    Katu.com - Portland,OR,USA
    MARCOLA, Ore. - A motorist struck and killed a 77-year-old woman who was repairing her bicycle on the side of a Marcola road. Mercedes ...

    Cyclist remains unidentified
    Gainesville Daily Register - Gainesville,TX,USA
    By JENNIFER SICKING, Register Staff Writer. Gainesville police officers continued to work to identify a bicyclist killed by Friday evening by an Amtrak train. ...

    Police probe cyclist's death after fall
    Cape Argus (subscription) - Cape Town,South Africa
    A Constantia cyclist has died after he came off his bicycle during a race in the South Peninsula and was then hit by another cyclist. ...

    Cyclist's death spurs reflections on safety
    Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
    ... Dr. Thomas Cable, a long-time cyclist and Maumee optometrist, said Route 65 is both a beautiful and challenging ride, but it can be unnerving. ...

    EMT News

    New EMT convicted in fatal prank
    Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond,VA,USA
    ... According to Bush, if the case had gone to trial, a witness would have testified that Martin, an EMT, was in the back of a Highlands Ambulance Service ...

    Evening update: Troopers, EMT testify in Briggs trial
    Towanda Daily Review - Towanda,PA,USA
    The criminal homicide trial of Dustin Briggs continued Monday afternoon when three witnesses were called to the scene. They were ...

    EMT class now forming for February
    Staten Island Advance - Staten Island,NY,USA
    ... emphasizes the care of the sick and injured in the pre-hospital environment, will be completed on June 15, when applicants take the New York State EMT exam. ...

    Town considers EMT service
    Middletown Press - Middletown,CT,USA
    By JOSH MROZINSKI, Middletown Press Staff. HADDAM -- A town meeting Jan. 31 will decide whether a Portland-based company is hired ...

    Trinity's One-of-a-Kind Guy
    Lowell Sun - Lowell,MA,USA
    ... Working as an EMT and talking on the radio constantly may have helped, he says. ... His kid, Gary, had worked for the Red Cross and was trained as an EMT. ...