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This Week at Chabad Lubavitch Leeds
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Leeds:
Thursday, Apr. 25
7:30 pm
Friday, Apr. 26
7:30 pm
Shabbat ends, Apr. 27
9:25 pm
 
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Message from the Rabbi
 
 
Dear Friend,

I hope you are having a great Pesach!

Tonight we begin the last days of Pesach – it’s amazing how quickly it’s flown. On the last day Pesach, Chabad Lubavitch will be hosting a Moshiach Seuda. If you’ve never been to one, it is well worth joining.

Wishing you a Good Yom Tov,


Rabbi Eli Pink
Director of Education
Chabad Lubavitch Leeds


One of the most remarkable aspects of Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt is the simple trust they had in Moses and in the Divine promise that he relayed.

The Jewish people were living in Egypt—a naturally prosperous land, home to a thriving civilization. Yet at Moses’s word, millions of men, women and children abandoned their homes of 200 years, and followed Moses on a long and uncharted journey into the wilderness, with no obvious means of survival. They left behind a land of stability, and headed into a barren desert with no provisions other than their matzah and their faith.

The trust that our ancestors had in G-d, and their willingness to follow His directives which were conveyed through Moses, serve as an example for Jewish people in all times and circumstances. In this world of endless competition and struggle, some might argue that the key to survival is to readily adapt to our surroundings, to follow the local trends and to subscribe to the fashions and passions of the time. It is unthinkable, they say, to commit instead to an ancient set of 613 rules that dictate every aspect of human life!

We therefore recount our ancestors’ faith when they journeyed from Egypt, and how it brought them not only spiritual goodness but material prosperity as well. We recall that their trust in G-d led them not only to receive the Torah and become G-d’s chosen people, but also to inherit “the land flowing with milk and honey”—the Holy Land of Israel. By regularly remembering and retelling the story of the Exodus, we reinforce our commitment to live by G-d’s directives, as outlined in the Torah, with absolute certainty that this, and only this, will guarantee true happiness and success.

 

 
 
 
Service Times

Yom Tov/Friday Night 
8.00 pm

Yom Tov/Shabbat Day
10.00 am

Mincha and Moshiach Seuda, Shabbat Evening
7.30 pm

Sunday Morning 
8.30 am

 
 
Parshah in a Nutshell

Following the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, G‑d warns against unauthorized entry “into the holy.” Only one person, the kohen gadol (“high priest”), may, but once a year, on Yom Kippur, enter the innermost chamber in the Sanctuary to offer the sacred ketoret to G‑d.

Another feature of the Day of Atonement service is the casting of lots over two goats, to determine which should be offered to G‑d and which should be dispatched to carry off the sins of Israel to the wilderness.

The Parshah of Acharei also warns against bringing korbanot (animal or meal offerings) anywhere but in the Holy Temple, forbids the consumption of blood, and details the laws prohibiting incest and other deviant sexual relations.

 

 
 
 
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