Torah E-Thought: Prepare for Tonight

 

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Message from the Rabbi

Dear <>,

Tonight is Seder Night! If you still need a place for the Seder please be in touch.

We’ve had a great lead-in to Pesach with events for toddlers, youth and young professionals. You can see our pictures here.

See below for all your Pesach times. This week’s Torah E-Thought is a to-do list for today and tonight courtesy of Chabad.org.

Wishing you a Good Shabbos and a Happy and Kosher Pesach


Rabbi Eli Pink
Director of Education
Chabad Lubavitch Leeds

 

Pesach Preparations

Friday morning—3/30/2018:

  1. If you are a firstborn son, or the father of a firstborn son under the age of bar mitzvah, participate in a siyum or other mitzvah feast, in order to be absolved of the “ fast of the firstborn.”
  2. The  last time for eating chametz is approximately two hours before midday (click here for local times). Past this point, no chametz is eaten until after the festival.
    The final time for  getting rid of chametz is approximately one hour before midday; click here for local times. (By this time, all cabinets and areas containing chametz that will be sold should be sealed.)
  3. Burn any leftover chametz that is not being sold, including anything that was found Thursday night at the search for the chametz. Recite the “ nullification statement,” renouncing all ownership of any chametz that may still remain in your possession.

Friday afternoon:

  1. Prepare for the Seder. Ready the  items for the Seder plate, set the table, and do last-minute things for the Seder meal.
  2. Recite the  Order of the Passover Offering, recalling and reliving the  Korban Pesach which was offered in the Holy Temple at this time.
  3. Light the festival candles to usher in the holiday. Light before sunsetClick here for a summary of the laws of Yom Tov.

Friday night:

  1. Go to the synagogue for the evening holiday services, which includes the special addition of the Hallel prayer.
  2. Hold the first  Passover Seder. Follow the  15 steps, recite the  Haggadah, tell and relive the  story of the Exodus, and enjoy the  matzah wine and  bitter herbs. Make sure to eat the  afikoman by  midnight.

Shabbat morning—3/31/2018:

  1. Go to the synagogue for the Passover  prayer services (which include a special  prayer for dew) and  Torah reading.

Shabbat night:

  1. The  Omer count begins tonight.
    Outside the Holy Land, tonight begins a second day of Yom Tov (hallowed festival day), which is basically a repeat of the first. Light the festival candles from a pre-existing flame (as it is forbidden to create a new flame on Yom Tov) after nightfall. The entire  Seder is repeated tonight. (This time, however, there is no midnight end time; you can go on until morning.) The next day is the second festival day; go to the synagogue for the special Passover prayers and Torah reading.

Sunday night—4/1/2018:

  1. We’ve now entered the four “intermediate days of Passover. Perform the Havdalah ritual (sans incense and candle), marking the close of the first days of the holiday. Celebrate the intermediate days with matzah, kosher-for-Passover cooking, family trips (in the newly cleaned car), and more retelling of the Exodus story. It is still Passover, so we don’t eat, own or derive enjoyment from chametz, but most activities prohibited the first and last two days are permitted. We also add special passages to our prayers: Hallel, Yaaleh Veyavo and Musaf.

Thursday evening—4/5/2018:

  1. Tonight begin the  final two festival days of Passover. Light candles at the specified time, and enjoy festive meals Thursday night, Friday afternoon and night, and Shabbat afternoon.
    There is a custom to stay awake the night of the  Splitting of the Sea and  study Torah through the night.
 
The Parshah In A Nutshell

On the eighth day, following the seven days of their inauguration, Aaron and his sons begin to officiate as kohanim (priests); a fire issues forth from G‑d to consume the offerings on the altar, and the divine presence comes to dwell in the Sanctuary.

Aaron’s two elder sons, Nadav and Avihu, offer a “strange fire before G‑d, which He commanded them not” and die before G‑d. Aaron is silent in face of his tragedy. Moses and Aaron subsequently disagree as to a point of law regarding the offerings, but Moses concedes to Aaron that Aaron is in the right.

G‑d commands the kosher laws, identifying the animal species permissible and forbidden for consumption. Land animals may be eaten only if they have split hooves and also chew their cud; fish must have fins and scales; a list of non-kosher birds is given, and a list of kosher insects (four types of locusts).

Also in Shemini are some of the laws of ritual purity, including the purifying power of the mikvah (a pool of water meeting specified qualifications) and the wellspring. Thus the people of Israel are enjoined to “ differentiate between the impure and the pure.”

 

 
 
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Apr. 8, 2018 - 8:30 am - 9:30 am
The weekly Bagels, Lox & Tefillin minyan will commence at 8.30am on Sunday Dec 3rd followed by a bagel breakfast.
Tefillin will be provided for those who need and women are also welcome.
Where: Lubavitch Centre of Leeds
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The weekly Bagels, Lox & Tefillin minyan will commence at 8.30am on Sunday Dec 3rd followed by a bagel breakfast.
Tefillin will be provided for those who need and women are also welcome.
Where: Lubavitch Centre of Leeds
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Apr. 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bagels and brain storming on the weekly Parshah and contemporary events. Weekly excluding public Holidays at Ward Hadaway Solicitors, Wellington Street.
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Apr. 16, 2018 - 8:30 pm
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Warm & Friendly Shabbat service followed by kiddush
Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Apr. 22, 2018 - 8:30 am - 9:30 am
The weekly Bagels, Lox & Tefillin minyan will commence at 8.30am on Sunday Dec 3rd followed by a bagel breakfast.
Tefillin will be provided for those who need and women are also welcome.
Where: Lubavitch Centre of Leeds
Lunch and Learn in the City Centre
Apr. 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bagels and brain storming on the weekly Parshah and contemporary events. Weekly excluding public Holidays at Ward Hadaway Solicitors, Wellington Street.
More Info »
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Contact Mrs Bell for details on 07963 316 279
 
 
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