Torah E-Thought
 
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This Week at Chabad Lubavitch Leeds
Candle Lighting Times for Leeds:
Friday, Sep. 27
6:35 pm
Shabbat, Sep. 28
7:39 pm
Sunday, Sep. 29
6:30 pm
Monday, Sep. 30
7:22 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 1
7:31 pm
Torah Portion: Nitzavim
 
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Message from the Rabbi
 
 

Dear Friend,

What a week it has been! We've been overwhelmed by the wonderful response to our pre Rosh Hashanah campaign. You can see our full statement of thanks here.

We've also been preparing for Rosh Hashanah with Honey Making Workshops in the Jewish and non-Jewish schools.

For Rosh Hashanah we are excited to welcome the Weinman Family to Leeds. Rabbi Dovid Tzvi Weinman will be helping lead the services. We be having children's services both days of Rosh Hashanah with our shluchos Chani and Sarah. All welcome!

As always, if you know anyone who would appreciate a visit over Rosh Hashanah and an opportunity to hear shofar, please be in touch.

This week's Torah E-Thought is a pre Rosh Hashanah letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Wishing you a Good Shabbos and a Happy and Healthy New Year,


Rabbi Eli Pink
Director of Education
Chabad Lubavitch Leeds

 

By the Grace of G‑d
18th of Elul 5710
Brooklyn, N.Y.


Dear Brethren, G‑d bless you all:

On the threshold of the New Year, every one of us, man and woman, pauses to draw up а balance sheet of one's record in the past year. We resolve to better ourselves and pray for а happy year, materially and spiritually.

Our Sages say that giving tzedakah (charity) to the needy opens the way for our prayers to bring us good health, prosperity and happiness.

Man possesses a body and а soul. And just as there is material poverty (in food, clothing and shelter), so there is spiritual poverty, where the deficiency is in spiritual things: knowledge of the Torah, the observance of the mitzvot and the practice of good deeds.

Said our Sages: "How are we to understand the words of the prophet, 'When you see а poor man, clothe him?' Surely also in this sense: When you see a man lacking in the knowledge of the Torah, take him in to your house, teach him the shema, encourage him to fulfill the mitzvot, teach him Torah, etc..."

When we are about to appear before the Supreme Judge on Rosh Hashanah, we must take stock, each one according to his own yardstick - the possibilities and opportunities one has - as to how well we have practiced both material and spiritual deeds of charity and kindness.

Even as the poorest among the poor has opportunities to practice acts of kindness towards his fellows, so too the spiritually poor man has opportunities to benefit others through exercising good influence upon his friends and neighbors in the observance of the Torah and mitzvot.

And naturally, the materially wealthy and spiritually rich, among the latter the spiritual leaders, yeshivah students, etc., must be lavish in their acts of tzedakah, in money and time, in behalf of their brothers and sisters who are less fortunate than they, to save them, heal them, and strengthen them, body and soul.

May our Merciful Father in heaven inscribe every one of us all unto a good and happy year, materially and spiritually, and bring us the true redemption through our righteous Messiah, speedily in our time, Amen.

Wishing you, and thanking you for your wishes of а ketiva v'chatima tovah.

M. Schneerson

 
 
 
Service Times

Sunday Morning 
8.00 am

Friday Night 
6.30 pm

Shabbat Day
10.00 am

 
 
Parshah in a Nutshell

Parshat Nitzavim

The Parshah of Nitzavim includes some of the most fundamental principles of the Jewish faith:

The unity of Israel: “You stand today, all of you, before the L‑rd your G‑d: your heads, your tribes, your elders, your officers, and every Israelite man; your young ones, your wives, the stranger in your gate; from your wood-hewer to your water-drawer.”

The future redemption: Moses warns of the exile and desolation of the Land that will result if Israel abandons G‑d’s laws, but then he prophesies that in the end, “You will return to the L‑rd your G‑d . . . If your outcasts shall be at the ends of the heavens, from there will the L‑rd your G‑d gather you . . . and bring you into the Land which your fathers have possessed.”

The practicality of Torah: “For the mitzvah which I command you this day, it is not beyond you, nor is it remote from you. It is not in heaven . . . It is not across the sea . . . Rather, it is very close to you, in your mouth, in your heart, that you may do it.”

Freedom of choice: “I have set before you life and goodness, and death and evil: in that I command you this day to love G‑d, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments . . . Life and death I have set before you, blessing and curse. And you shall choose life.”

 

 
 
 
Kiddush Sponsored By:
Mr and Mrs Saul & Sheila Erner
in honour of their Sheila's birthday.
Mazel Tov!
 
 
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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Friday Night Service
Friday, Sep. 27, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Join us for some Kugel and a Lchaim followed by Friday Night Services.
Candle Lighting
Friday, Sep. 27, 2019 - 6:35 pm
Chassidus Class
Shabbat, Sep. 28, 2019 - 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Join us for a Chassidus Class with coffee and cake.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Shabbat, Sep. 28, 2019 - 10:00 am
Warm & Friendly Shabbat service followed by kiddush
Selichot & Shacharit
Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019 - 8:00 am
Mincha & Maariv
Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting
Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Shacharit
Monday, Sep. 30, 2019 - 10:00 am
Cteen Kiddush Club
Monday, Sep. 30, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Shofar
Monday, Sep. 30, 2019 - 12:30 pm
Maariv
Monday, Sep. 30, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Candle Lighting
Monday, Sep. 30, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Shacharit
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 - 9:00 am
Shofar
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 - 11:30 am
Cteen Kiddush Club
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 - 12:00 pm
 
 
 
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