Torah E-Thought: Bring a change of clothes
 
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This Week at Chabad Lubavitch Leeds
Candle Lighting Times for
Leeds:
Friday, 22 Mar.
6:05 pm
Shabbat, 23 Mar.
7:17 pm
Torah Portion: Tzav
 
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Message from the Rabbi
 
 

Dear Friend,

We had a great Purim at Chabad Lubavitch and  I hope you did too! You can sees some great pictures here.

 

Rabbi Eli Pink

Director of Education

Chabad Lubavitch of Leeds

 

Purim is one of my favorite days of the year, not just because of the fun, joy and happiness of the young and old alike, but also because it is one of the days that make me proud to be a Lubavitcher.

At our Purim party yesterday, Rabbi Cohen gave a roundup of the various megillah readings that we have arranged, including one for a nonagenarian Holocaust survivor who lives in North Yorkshire. This was the first time he has heard megillah in 80 years. For this single Jew, a coalition of a driver from York, a yeshiva student from France and rabbis from Leeds came together to make sure that he too could celebrate Purim.

My megillah readings including one in a Category A prison. Often, when hearing this, people ask me how many people I had for the service. In truth it isn’t relevant. The Lubavitcher Rebbe spoke a number of times of how important it is not to forget Jews in hospitals or prisons. Every single Jew deserves the opportunity to celebrate their heritage.

One of the daily tasks in the Mishkan was to clear the ashes from atop the altar and dispose of them outside the camp (in Temple times, outside Jerusalem).

Although this task was not an actual part of the Temple service, and the kohen assigned to the job was required to change into clothes of lesser value so that his priestly garments did not become soiled,  no kohen ever hesitated to do this job.

The Jewish people are called “a kingdom of kohanim”, and our duties mirror the services performed by the kohanim in the Temple. Their willingness to do any task, even if it required leaving the camp, teaches us that we must not differentiate between our responsibility to our fellow Jews “within the camp” and those who are “outside the camp.” We must not say, “I will leave to others who are more suited to the task.”

The service in the Mishkan and Beis Hamikdash teaches us that this approach is mistaken. The same kohanim - indeed the very same kohen - who took part in the Temple service would happily take the ashes outside the camp. Like the kohen, we must be ready and willing to change “garments,” i.e., to engage a fellow Jew.

There are many opportunities both inside our community and outside of it. Prison visitation and chaplaincy, in my opinion, is an area that is under catered for. You don’t need to be a Rabbi or a Rebbetzin to do it. And you don’t even need special clothes

 
 
 
Service Times

Sunday Morning 
8.30 am

Friday Night 
15 minutes before Shabbat

Shabbat Day
10.00 am

 
 
Parshah in a Nutshell

Parshat Tzav

G‑d instructs Moses to command Aaron and his sons regarding their duties and rights as kohanim (“priests”) who offer the korbanot (animal and meal offerings) in the Sanctuary.

The fire on the altar must be kept burning at all times. In it are burned the wholly consumed ascending offering; veins of fat from the peace, sin and guilt offerings; and the “ handful” separated from the meal offering.

The kohanim eat the meat of the sin and guilt offerings, and the remainder of the meal offering. The peace offering is eaten by the one who brought it, except for specified portions given to the kohen. The holy meat of the offerings must be eaten by ritually pure persons, in their designated holy place and within their specified time.

Aaron and his sons remain within the Sanctuary compound for seven days, during which Moses initiates them into the priesthood.

 
 
Featured Event

 
 
Upcoming Events
Friday Night Service
Friday, Mar. 22, 2019 - 5:50 pm
15 minutes before Shabbbat
Chassidus Class
Shabbat, Mar. 23, 2019 - 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Join us for a Chassidus Class with coffee and cake.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Shabbat, Mar. 23, 2019 - 10:00 am
Warm & Friendly Shabbat service followed by kiddush
Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019 - 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
Monday, Mar. 25, 2019 - 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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Ladies Class
Monday, Mar. 25, 2019 - 8:30 pm
Contact Mrs Bell for details on 07963 316 279
JLI
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Friday Night Service
Friday, Mar. 29, 2019 - 6:03 pm
15 minutes before Shabbat
Chassidus Class
Shabbat, Mar. 30, 2019 - 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Join us for a Chassidus Class with coffee and cake.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Shabbat, Mar. 30, 2019 - 10:00 am
Warm & Friendly Shabbat service followed by kiddush
Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 - 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
Monday, Apr. 1, 2019 - 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 »
Ladies Class
Monday, Apr. 1, 2019 - 8:30 pm
Contact Mrs Bell for details on 07963 316 279
JLI
Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Chassidus Class
Shabbat, Apr. 6, 2019 - 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Join us for a Chassidus Class with coffee and cake.
 
 
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