Torah E-Thought: Good Yom Tov
 
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This Week at Chabad Lubavitch Leeds
Candle Lighting Times for
Leeds:
Friday, 7 Jun.
7:50 pm
First Night Shavuot
 Shabbat Night, 8 Jun.
10:45 pm
Second Night
Shavuot Sunday, 9 Jun.
10:30 pm
Torah Portion: Bamidbar
 
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Message from the Rabbi
 
 

Dear Friend,

As Shabbat ends this week, we will start Shavuot, which this year is Sunday and Monday, 9th and 10th June.

This time last week we were preparing for the Impact Care Awards Dinner. It was a fantastic evening dedicated to our committed youth. You can see the pictures and videos here.

The children have a special place during this festival and it is an important custom to take them to synagogue to hear the Ten Commandments. There will be events across all the synagogues for them. At the Chabad-Lubavitch Centre we will be having Candyland themed activities and treats and Ice Cream Party for the children and a Deluxe Cheese Cake Kiddush for the adults.

You can read, watch videos and listen to audio about Shavuot on our website www.JudaismLive.com/Shavuot.

This week’s Torah E-Thought is a Shavuot message from the Lubavitcher Rebbe.


Wishing you a good Shabbat and a good Yom Tov,

Rabbi Eli Pink
Director of Education
Chabad-Lubavitch Leeds

 

A Word from the Rabbi

 

Dear Friend,

Following Pesach -- the Festival of Our Liberation -- comes Shavuot -- the Festival of the Receiving of Our Torah. The days of Sefirah (Counting of the Omer), beginning immediately on the morrow of the first day of Pesach and ending on the eve of Shavuot, connect these two great festivals.

Many significant lessons can be learned from this, of which I will point out but one:
Our Sages tell us that when Moshe was about to lead the Children of Israel out of Egypt, he told them of G-d's promise to give the Torah to His beloved people following their liberation from bondage. At once they asked when would that happy day be, and Moshe replied that it would be fifty days later. Every day the children of Israel counted: One day is gone, two days, three, and so on, and eagerly looked forward to the fiftieth day. The Children of Israel understood that there could be no real freedom - freedom from any fear of oppression by others, and freedom from one's own evil inclinations - except through laws of justice and righteousness, which only the Creator of all mankind could make, because He knows best what is good for them. It is not surprising, therefore, that they were so eager to receive the Divine Torah, containing those wonderful laws to guide them and all the world.

Let us also remember that we cannot be truly free men, nor would we be worthy of such freedom, unless we take upon ourselves to observe and do all that G-d commanded us in His holy Torah. Like our ancestors at Mount Sinai, we also must proclaim: Naasehvnishmah - we will do and learn; and only then will we have lasting freedom. Indeed, it was their determination, while still in Egypt, to accept the Torah that merited them their liberation from enslavement. Likewise at this time, our return to the Torah and its observance, while awaiting for the Redemption, will hasten the coming of Mashiach and merit us the true and complete Redemption in our own day.

Wishing you a happy Shavuot,

Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson

 
 
 
Service Times

Friday Night 
7.30 pm

Shabbat and Shavuot Day
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Parshah in a Nutshell

Parshat Bamidbar

Completing the headcount of the Children of Israel taken in the Sinai Desert, a total of 8,580 Levite men between the ages of 30 and 50 are counted in a tally of those who will be doing the actual work of transporting the Tabernacle.

G‑d communicates to Moses the law of the sotah, the wayward wife suspected of unfaithfulness to her husband. Also given is the law of the nazir, who forswears wine, lets his or her hair grow long, and is forbidden to become contaminated through contact with a dead body. Aaron and his descendants, the kohanim, are instructed on how to bless the people of Israel.

The leaders of the twelve tribes of Israel each bring their offerings for the inauguration of the altar. Although their gifts are identical, each is brought on a different day and is individually described by the Torah.

 
 
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