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This Week at Chabad Lubavitch Leeds
Candle Lighting Times for
Leeds:
Friday, 5th July
7:55 pm
Shabbat, Jul. 6
10:48 pm
Torah Portion: Korach
 
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Message from the Rabbi
 
 
Dear Friend,

This Shabbos is Gimmel Tammuz. The 25th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. 

There will be a fabrengen - chassidic gathering - on Sunday evening at 8pm at the Chabad Lubavitch Centre. Dayan Yehuda Refson, the Head of Leeds Beth Din will be speaking.

The Rebbe’s impact on the world is not limited to those who consider themselves to be Chabad-Lubavitch adherents. Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has released a powerful video about his experiences that you can watch here.

Wishing you a Good Shabbos,

Rabbi Eli Pink
Director of Education
Chabad Lubavitch Leeds

 

This Shabbat marks 25 years since Gimmel Tammuz, the passing of the Rebbe. But despite all that is missing, the Rebbe remains our leader, and the Rebbe’s mission remains unchanged. As Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael-Steinsaltz said at a gathering honoring the Rebbe, “The Rebbe did not leave a legacy. He left marching orders.”

The Rebbe gave us guidance, support, love and hope. He dusted off the belief in Moshiach from the bookshelves and brought it into our everyday consciousness.

The Rebbe constantly reminded us of how events in the world – such as the liberation of Russian Jewry and the miracles of the Gulf War in 1991 – indicated that the redemption is imminent. And in the spirit of the great prophets of the Jewish people, he told us that the time for redemption has arrived. The time for human suffering has ended, and the time for G-d’s goodness to be revealed is here.

The Rebbe, as he once said, has done his part to hasten Moshiach’s arrival and now it is up to us. And although at times Moshiach might seem as far away as it has ever seemed, now is not the time to be lax.

Consider buying a new house. You search around until the time comes and you finally find what you have been looking for. You make an offer, counteroffer and so on – until finally you seal the deal.

But it’s not finished yet. You have to notify your landlord. You have to pack; get a mover; get a mortgage, insurance; set a date for closing. You close on your dream home, you pack, the movers take your things – Mazal Tov! You can’t wait to move in.

Imagine that at this point you say, “I’ve done enough! Sellers, real estate agents, bankers, insurance agents, lawyers, taxes, packers, movers – I’ve had it. We’ve closed and the house is mine; now I’ll just wait.” And you stay put and wait.

This is not the time to sit back. This is the time to act. The Rebbe has told us that the cumulative good of all the generations has brought the world to a state where its redemption is just a breath away. And somehow, in a way that we cannot fathom, the Almighty wants us – the rank-and-file – to finish the job.

This week I attended the Chabad Lubavitch UK Shluchim Conference (some pictures below). It was our largest ever conference as we are more committed than ever to fulfil the Rebbe’s marching orders.

But although the conference was only for the shluchim, the mission is for everyone, To quote the former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, the Rebbe did not create followers, he created leaders. He empowered everyone to join in his quest.

Add in acts of goodness and kindness. Learn more about what the Torah says about the amazing times that are in store for us. Add in Jewish commitment, and do it with feeling. And then, as the Rebbe told CNN, “Add at least a little more, then Moshiach will come immediately.

 
 
 
Service Times

Sunday Morning 
8.30 am

Friday Night 
7.30 pm

Shabbat Day
10.00 am

 
 
Parshah in a Nutshell

Parshat Korach

Korach incites a mutiny challenging Moses’  leadershipand the granting of the kehunah ( priesthood) to Aaron. He is accompanied by Moses’ inveterate foes, Dathan and Abiram. Joining them are 250 distinguished members of the community, who offer the sacrosanct  ketoret (incense) to prove their worthiness for the priesthood. The  earth opens up and swallows the mutineers, and a  fire consumes the ketoret-offerers.

A subsequent plague is stopped by Aaron’s offering of ketoret. Aaron’s staff miraculously blossoms and brings forth  almonds, to prove that his designation as high priest is divinely ordained.

G‑d commands that a terumah (“uplifting”) from each crop of grain, wine and oil, as well as all firstborn sheep and cattle, and other specified  gifts, be given to the kohanim (priests).

 
 
 
Featured Event

 
 
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
JMT First Fridays
Friday, Jul. 5, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Friday Night Service
Friday, Jul. 5, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Shabbat Time
Friday, Jul. 5, 2019 - 7:55 pm
Chassidus Class
Shabbat, Jul. 6, 2019 - 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Join us for a Chassidus Class with coffee and cake.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Shabbat, Jul. 6, 2019 - 10:00 am
Warm & Friendly Shabbat service followed by kiddush
Sunday Morning Minyan
Sunday, Jul. 7, 2019 - 8:30 am
Lunch and Learn in the City Centre
Monday, Jul. 8, 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, Jul. 8, 2019 - 8:30 pm
Contact Mrs Bell for details on 07963 316 279
Friday Night Service
Friday, Jul. 12, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Shabbat Time
Friday, Jul. 12, 2019 - 7:50 pm
Chassidus Class
Shabbat, Jul. 13, 2019 - 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Join us for a Chassidus Class with coffee and cake.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Shabbat, Jul. 13, 2019 - 10:00 am
Warm & Friendly Shabbat service followed by kiddush
Sunday Morning Minyan
Sunday, Jul. 14, 2019 - 8:30 am
Torah Tots Kosher
Sunday, Jul. 14, 2019 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
 
 
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