Parashat Nitzavim – Yamim Noraim

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Announcements

Wishing members and friends of the 

Bet Hakeneset a
כתיבה וחתימה טובה תזכו לשנים רבות

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Security During The Yamim Noraim

Please ensure that all external doors (ie front door, back door, and both side doors) are kept closed and locked to people coming in from outside. 

People coming in at the front can either use the code or knock to gain entry.  

Doors should not be kept open with people coming in and out (especially if the weather is warm), as it significantly increases the level of risk to members of the kahal – this would apply to the front door and also to the side door which leads to the back of the Bet Hakeneset.

There will be a security guard outside on Erev Rosh Hashanah, both Rosh Hashanah mornings and throughout all Yom Kippur services (Kol Nidre to Neilah).  Also, there will be a guard for the first two mornings of Succot.  For other Yom Tov tefillot, there will be no guard.

If any member of the kahal feels willing and able to volunteer time outside with the guard, this will obviously be very welcome, the advantage being that members are familiar with who other members are.

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Ladies’ Seating Plan for the Yamim Noraim – High Holy Days

 

Dear Ladies,

 

As we know tefila, prayer, is our strongest tool in connecting directly to Hashem and especially during the upcoming awe-inspiring days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, now only a few days away. It is vitally important that we use our tefilot to ask Hashem to inscribe each and every one of us in the Book of Life and that all may merit a year of health and happiness.

 

The Shulhan Aruch expresses the importance of makom kabua, makon kodesh – that a person’s regular and fixed place where he or she prays has a direct relationship to the power of the tefila, to the extent that the place a person prays is called kodesh – holy. Therefore, in order to avoid disappointment on such special days we are willing to reserve a seat for lady members of our community.

 

We will attempt, to the best of our ability, to allocate the seats according to where the ladies sit throughout the year, but we cannot guarantee how the seats will be allocated. We will also consider accommodating places for unmarried girls over Bat Mitzva to sit next to or close to their mothers.

 

Please choose from the following options and email directly to emmajacobs620@gmail.com or moorlanenews@gmail.com before THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

1)     ONLY Rosh Hashana (2 days)                       _______

2)     ONLY Yom Kippur                                          _______

3)     BOTH (Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur)       _______

 

Please let us know below who the seat is for:

1)     Name  _______________________________

2)     Name  _______________________________

3)     Name  _______________________________

Please note, we will gladly reserve and allocate you a seat, however, if for example, you are allocated a seat for Yom Kippur but can only come for Ne’ilah please understand that your seat cannot be kept vacant all day, when others could use the seat until you arrive.

 

Therefore, we endeavour to do the following:

 

·        A clear sign will be posted asking ladies to respect the allocated seating plan by not sitting in someone’s allocated place and to vacate the seat as soon as the lady comes.

 

·        If someone is sitting in your allocated seat when you arrive, you have the right to politely ask that person to move.

 

·        We request that you ask the lady to move in the most polite, discreet and nicest way possible so as not to cause embarrassment, offense or any discomfort whatsoever.

 

 

Thanking you in advance.

Tizku leshanim rabot


The Gabbaim

 

 PS – Whilst there is no charge for allocating you a seat, any donations made will be gratefully appreciated.


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  TONIGHT / THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER  

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Silver Cleaning

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Thank You

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To everyone who took time from their spare time to help 
with the silver cleaning in the Bet Hakeneset 

Chazak Ubaruch & Tizke Lemitzvot
Special Thank you to family Shalom, 
especially the younger members of the family
who came to polish the silverware 
May Hashem repay them with beracha and mazal

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SHABBAT

Shabbat Times

לוח זמני תפלה לקיץ תשע

Summer
Timetable 5779
2019

מוצאי שבת

ערבית

)מוצ"ש(

שקיעה

סוף זמן קראת שמע

זמן שבת

פלג מנחה
(תה״ד)

פלג מנחה (לבוש)

מנחה וקבלת שבת

תאריך

שבת פרשת

Shabbat

Ends

Arbit

Sunset

Shema to be read before

Candles to be
lit by

 

Earliest Candle lighting

Minha & Kabbalat Shabbat*

Date

Parasha

PM

PM

PM

AM

PM

PM

PM

PM

 

 

7:43

7:40

6:52

10:01

6:41

6:12

5:42

6:40

27/28 Sep

נצבים

 

*    For those not in the Bet Hakeneset, but wishing to
bring in Shabbat with the Kahal, candles should be lit about 30 minutes after
the time listed for Minha and Kabbalat Shabbat. (Unless the time listed in the
‘latest
candle lighting’ column is earlier,
when candles should be lit by that time, in all
cases.
)

Youth Club 4:00 pm

Avot Ubanim 5:00 pm

Mincha 6:00 pm

Followed by
Shiur

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Q
& A on Parashat Nitzavim

 Questions

  1. What is the connection between the verse "atem nitzavim" and the curses in the previous parsha?
  2. Who were the wood-choppers and water-carriers?
  3. Why can Hashem never "swap" the Jewish People for another nation?
  4. One who ignores the Torah's warnings "adds drunkenness to thirst." What does this mean?
  5. What two cities were destroyed along with S’dom and Amorah?
  6. "The hidden things are for Hashem, our G-d, and the revealed things are for us…" What does this mean?
  7. According to Rashi, how will the day of the ingathering of the exiles be "great and difficult?"
  8. Where is the Torah not to be found? Where is it to be found?
  9. When and where did the Jewish People become culpable for each other's sins?
  10. How do the earth and sky remind us to keep the mitzvahs?

All references are to the verses and Rashi's commentary, unless otherwise stated.

Answers

  1. 29:12 – The Jewish People asked, "Who can survive such curses?" Moshe responded, "You've done a lot to anger Hashem, and yet "atem nitzavim" — you are still standing before Him."
  2. 29:10 – Canaanites who joined the Jewish People under false pretenses.
  3. 29:12 – Because Hashem swore to their ancestors that He would never do so.
  4. 29:18 – He causes Hashem to reckon his unintentional sins alongside his intentional ones, punishing him for all.
  5. 29:22 – Admah and Tsevoyim.
  6. 29:28 – There is collective culpability only for "open" sins, but not for "hidden" ones.
  7. 30: 3 – It will be as if Hashem needs to take each individual by the hand and lead him out of exile.
  8. 30:12-15 – The Torah is not found in Heaven, nor is it across the ocean. Rather, it is "very close to you, in your mouth and in your heart."
  9. 30:28 – When they crossed the Jordan and accepted the oath on Mount Eval and Mount Grizim.
  10. 30:19 – The earth and heavenly bodies, although receiving neither reward nor punishment, always obey Hashem's will. How much more so should we, who stand to receive reward or punishment, obey Hashem.

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Q & A Rosh Hashana

Questions

  1. Why do we blow the shofar during the month of Elul?
  2. Where in the written Torah text does it tell us explicitly that the first day of Tisrei is Rosh Hashana?
  3. We eat apples dipped in honey to symbolize a sweet year. Why do we choose apples above other sweet fruits?
  4. What two blessings do we say before sounding the shofar?
  5. Which Book of Tanach does the beginning of the Tashlich prayer come from?
  6. What three barren women were "remembered" by Hashem on Rosh Hashana?
  7. A person's yearly allowance is fixed on Rosh Hashana, except for three types of expenses. What are they?
  8. We refer to the binding of Isaac in our prayers when we say: "Answer us as You answered Abraham our father on Mount Moriah…" What was Abraham's prayer on Mount Moriah?
  9. Why, even in Israel, are there two days of Rosh Hashana, whereas other festivals in Israel are celebrated for only one day?
  10. What halacha applies to the shehechiyanu blessing on the second night of Rosh Hashana which does not apply on the second night of any other holiday?

Answers

  1. After the sin of the golden calf, Moshe went up to Mount Sinai to receive the second set of Tablets on Rosh Chodesh Elul. On that day, the Jewish People sounded the shofar to remind themselves to stray no more after idol worship. Also, the sound of the shofar strikes awe into our hearts and inspires us to return to the ways of Torah. (Mishna Berura and Aruch Hashulchan Orach Chaim 581)
  2. Nowhere. The Torah calls it "a day of shofar blowing." (This is one of many examples showing how our observance depends on the continuous oral tradition dating back to Mount Sinai). (Bamidbar 29:1)
  3. Isaac blessed Jacob with the words: "The fragrance of my son is like the fragrance of a field which Hashem has blessed…" (Bereishis 27:27). The Talmud identifies this "field" as an apple orchard. (Ta'anis 29b, Biyur Hagra)
  4. "Blessed are You… who has commanded us to hear the sound of the shofar," and the shehechiyanu blessing. (Orach Chaim 581:2)
  5. The Book of Micha (7:18-20).
  6. Sara, Rachel and Chana. On Rosh Hashana it was decreed that these barren women would bear children. (Tractate Rosh Hashana 10b)
  7. Expenses for Shabbos, Yom Tov, and the cost of one's children's Torah education. (Ba'er Hetaiv Orach Chaim 242:1)
  8. He prayed that Mount Moriah should remain a place of prayer for all future generations (Onkelos 22:14). Also, he prayed that his sacrifice of the ram should be considered as though he had actually sacrificed Isaac. (Rashi 22:13)
  9. Before our current exile, we did not have a fixed calendar as we do today. Rather, the Supreme Torah court in Jerusalem determined our calendar on a month to month basis. They did this on the first day of every month, based on witnesses testifying that they had seen the new moon. Therefore, the people outside Israel had insufficient time to find out the exact date in time for the festivals. The "two-day festival" arose to correct this situation. In Israel, however, the people lived close enough to Jerusalem to find out the exact date of all the festivals except Rosh Hashana. Since Rosh Hashana occurs on the first day of the month, even those living in Jerusalem sometimes needed to observe it for two days, if the witnesses failed to arrive.
  10. On the second night of Rosh Hashana it is customary to wear a new garment or to have a new fruit on the table when saying the shehechiyanu blessing. Thus, the shehechiyanu blessing applies not only to the holiday, but to the new garment or new fruit as well. (This is done in order to accommodate the minority of halachic authorities who rule that no shehechiyanu blessing be said on the second night of Rosh Hashana.) (Taz 600:2)

 

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Please note:

 Everyone should
following their own custom as far as:

1)    What Simanim /  foods they eat

2)     In which order they eat it

3)    What Yehi Ratzon
they say

 

Type of food:

Why?

What we ask Hashem
for:

The Tefila

1

תפוח

Apple dipped in honey
or sugar

Apples, honey & sugar are sweet.

A brand new year full of sweetness & good.

יְהִי
רָצוֹן מִלְפָנֶיךָ ה' אֶלֹהֵינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ
  שֶׁתִּתְחַדֵשׁ עָלֵינוּ שָׁנָה
טוֹבָה וּמְתוּקָה מֵרֵאשִׁית הַשָׁנָה וְעַד אַחֲרִית הַשָׁנָה

2

כרתי

Leek

The
word “Karet” means to cut off: it is similar to the word “karti”

To cut off our enemies & those who want to harm us.

יְהִי
רָצוֹן מִלְפָנֶיךָ ה' אֶלֹהֵינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ שֶׁיִכָּרְתוּ אוֹיְבֶךָ
וְשׂוֹנְאֶיךָ וְכָל
   מְבַקְשֵׁי רָעָתֵינוּ (ואחר כך אומר) תָּרוּם יָדְךָ עַל צָרֶיךָ
וְכָל אוֹיְבֶךָ יִכָּרֵתוּ
  

3

סלקה

Swiss Chard (leaf beet)
or Spinach

The word “Salek” means to remove; it is similar to the word “Salka”

To keep our enemies & those who want to harm us (Yetzer
Hara) far away.

יְהִי
רָצוֹן מִלְפָנֶיךָ ה' אֶלֹהֵינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ שֶׁיִסְתַּלְקוּ
אוֹיְבֶךָ וְשׂוֹנְאֶיךָ וְכָל מְבַקְשֵׁי רָעָתֵינוּ (ואחר כך אומר) סוּרוּ
מִמֶּנִּי כָּל פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן כִּי שָׁמַע ה' 
קוֹל בִּכְיִי סוּרוּ סוּרוּ צְאוּ מִשָׁם טָמֵא אַל תִּגָאוּ צְאוּ
מִתּוֹכָהּ הִבָּרוּ נשְׁאֵי כְּלֵי ה'

4

תמר

Dates

The
word “Tam” means to finish; it is similar to the word “Tamar”

To finish off our

enemies and those who want to harm us.

יְהִי
רָצוֹן מִלְפָנֶיךָ ה' אֶלֹהֵינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ שֶׁיִתַּמּוּ אוֹיְבֶךָ
וְשׂוֹנְאֶיךָ וְכָל מְבַקְשֵׁי רָעָתֵינוּ (ואחר כך אומר) יִתַּמּוּ חַטָּאִים
מִן הָאָרֶץ וּרְשָׁעִים עוֹד אֵינָם בָּרְכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת ה' וּבְחַסְדְךָ
תַּצְמִית אֹויְבַי וְהַאֲבַדְתָּ כָּל צוֹרְרֵי נַפְשִׁי כִּי אֲנִי עַבְדֶּךָ       
   

5

קרע

Gourd or Pumpkin

קרא means to
call,

קרע means to rip;

To rip up evil decrees & to read our Zechuyot –
merits in front of Hashem.

יְהִי
רָצוֹן מִלְפָנֶיךָ ה' אֶלֹהֵינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ שֶׁתִּקְרַע רוֹעַ
גְּזַר דִּינֵנוּ וְיִקָרְאוּ לְפָנֶיךָ זָכִיּוֹתֵינוּ
   

6

רוביה

Rubia

(in
Arabic it is called Lubia)

BlackEyed
Beans

”Rabba” means to make many; it is similar to the word
Rubia.

Also, beans grow in abundance. “Lebab” means heart, it
is similar to word “Lubia”

1) To make our Zechuyot – merits

become many.

2) That He should love us.

יְהִי
רָצוֹן מִלְפָנֶיךָ ה' אֶלֹהֵינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ שֶׁיִרְבוּ
זָכִיּוֹתֵינוּ
   

7

ראשׁ כבשׂ

Head of Lamb / Fish

The head is at the

top. Being at the top means to win.

The ram is the

animal Abraham Abinu used at Akedat Yitzchak – Isaac’s
binding.

1) That we should be at the head & not at the tail,
& that He should love us.

2) He a should

‘remember’ that Abraham Abinu was willing to

bring his son for a Koraban – sacrifice, & let it
be a merit for us, who are his children.

יְהִי
רָצוֹן מִלְפָנֶיךָ ה' אֶלֹהֵינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ שֶׁנִּהְיֶה לְרֹאשׁ
וְלֹא לְזָנָב
     

Shabbat Shalom


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Shabbat Shalom


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Please feel free to ask us any questions or requests you may need through this e-mail. We will get back to you, bli neder, asap.

Please send us any announcement you would like to make through our e-mail before Wednesday morning, if possible, unless there is a Yom Tob. Exceptions will be made for late entries

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Thank you, Hatzlacha & all the best

Newsletter Parashat Ki Tabo

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Announcements

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SELICHOT

Sundays 7:00 am

Mon – Fri 6:00 am 

Shacharit will follow straight after Selichot

Please note: The time for Shacharit may be a few minutes 

before the normal time for Shacharit


Dear Kahal we are proud to report that we have had such great 

Siyata Dishmaya to have minyan for selichot,

since the beginning of Elul, throughout these last 3 weeks.

As of Sunday, all the other Sefardi Minyanin will begin their own selichot

and some regulars will leave our minyan and join their minyan.

Therefore we ask that members and friends of Moor Lane 

help us, this coming week and until Yom Kippur, 

to continue having a minyan for selichot in our Bet Hakeneset.

Tizku Leshanim Rabot 

Neimot Vetovot

Tizke Lemitzvot

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Mincha

Mincha next week will be at 6:45 pm

followed by Arbit

Please support our minyanim whenever possible

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Ladies’ Seating Plan for the Yamim Noraim – High Holy Days

 

Dear Ladies,

 

As we know tefila, prayer, is
our strongest tool in connecting directly to Hashem and especially during the
upcoming
awe-inspiring days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, now only a few days away.
It is vitally important that we use our tefilot to ask Hashem to
inscribe each and every one of us in the Book of Life and that all may merit a
year of health and happiness.

 

The Shulhan Aruch expresses the importance of makom
kabua, makon kodesh
– that a person’s regular and fixed place where he or
she prays has a direct relationship to the power of the tefila, to the
extent that the place a person prays is called kodesh – holy.
 Therefore, in order to avoid disappointment on such special
days we are willing to reserve a seat for lady members of our community.

 

We will attempt, to the best of our ability, to
allocate the seats according to where the ladies sit throughout the year, but
we cannot guarantee how the seats will be allocated. We will also consider
accommodating places for unmarried girls over Bat Mitzva to sit next to or
close to their mothers.

 

Please choose from the following options and email directly to emmajacobs620@gmail.com or moorlanenews@gmail.com before THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

1)    
ONLY Rosh
Hashana (2 days)                       _______

2)     ONLY Yom Kippur                                          _______

3)    
BOTH (Rosh Hashana
and Yom Kippur)       _______

 

Please let us know below who the seat
is for:

1)    
Name  _______________________________

2)     Name  _______________________________

3)    
Name  _______________________________

Please note, we will gladly reserve and
allocate you a seat, however, if for example, you are allocated a seat for Yom
Kippur but can only come for Ne’ilah please understand that your seat cannot
be kept vacant all day, when others could use the seat until you arrive.

 

Therefore, we endeavour to do the
following:

 

·       
A clear sign
will be posted asking ladies to respect the allocated seating plan by not
sitting in someone’s allocated place and to vacate the seat as soon as the lady
comes.

 

·       
If someone is
sitting in your allocated seat when you arrive, you have the right to politely ask
that person to move.

 

·       
We request
that you ask the lady to move in the most polite, discreet and nicest way
possible so as not to cause embarrassment, offence or any discomfort whatsoever.

 

 

Thanking you in advance.

Tizku leshanim rabot


The Gabbaim

 

 PS – Whilst there is no charge for
allocating you a seat, any donations made will be gratefully appreciated.


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  THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER  

 

  

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Silver Cleaning

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anyone available to help 
with the silver cleaning in the Bet Hakeneset 
should please come to the Bet Hakeneset
THIS SUNDAY
at 11am

On behlaf of the whole Kahal
A very big Thank you in advance 
Tizke Lemitzvot

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SHABBAT

Shabbat Times

לוח זמני תפלה לקיץ תשע

Summer
Timetable 5779
2019

מוצאי שבת

ערבית

)מוצ"ש(

שקיעה

סוף זמן קראת שמע

זמן שבת

פלג מנחה
(תה״ד)

פלג מנחה (לבוש)

מנחה וקבלת שבת

תאריך

שבת פרשת

Shabbat

Ends

Arbit

Sunset

Shema to be read before

Candles to be
lit by

 

Earliest Candle lighting

Minha & Kabbalat Shabbat*

Date

Parasha

PM

PM

PM

AM

PM

PM

PM

PM

 

 

8:00

7:55

7:09

9:56

6:58

6:26

5:57

6:40

20/21 Sep

כי תבא

 

*    For those not in the Bet Hakeneset, but wishing to
bring in Shabbat with the Kahal, candles should be lit about 30 minutes after
the time listed for Minha and Kabbalat Shabbat. (Unless the time listed in the
‘latest
candle lighting’ column is earlier,
when candles should be lit by that time, in all
cases.
)

Youth Club 4:00 pm

Avot Ubanim 5:00 pm

Mincha 6:00 pm

Followed by
Shiur

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Children’s
Tehilim straight after Musaf

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Anyone wishing
to donate a Kiddush Please email Moorlanenews

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Q
& A on Parashat Ki Tabo

All references are to the verses and Rashi's commentary, unless otherwise stated

  1. When did the obligation to bring bikkurim begin?
    26:1 – After the Land was conquered and divided.
  2. Bikkurim are from which crops?
    26:2 – The seven species for which Eretz Yisrael is praised.
  3. How does one designate bikkurim?
    26:2 – When he sees the first fruit ripen on a tree, he binds a piece of straw around it to mark it as bikkurim.
  4. Who shakes the basket containing the bikkurim?
    26:4 – The kohen places his hands under the hands of the one bringing it, and they wave the basket together.
  5. What does "v'anita v'amarta" mean?
    26:5 – Speak loudly.
  6. Which Arami "tried to destroy my father?"
    26:5 – Lavan.
  7. When during the year may bikkurim be brought? Until when are the special verses recited?
    26:11 – Bikkurim are brought from Shavuot until Chanukah. The verses are recited only until Succot.
  8. Someone declaring that he separated terumah and ma'aser says: "And I didn't forget." What didn't he forget?
    26:13 – To bless G-d.
  9. What were the Jewish People to do with the 12 stones on Mount Eval?
    27:2 – Build an altar.
  10. Six tribes stood on Mount Eval and six on Mount Gerizim. Who and what were in the middle?
    27:12 – Kohanimlevi'im and the Holy Ark.
  11. Who "causes the blind to go astray"?
    27:18 – Any person who intentionally gives bad advice.
  12. How does one "strike another secretly"?
    27:24 – By slandering him.
  13. Eleven curses were spoken on Mount Eval. What is the significance of this number?
    27:24 – Each curse corresponds to one of the tribes, except for the tribe of Shimon. Since Moshe didn't intend to bless the tribe of Shimon before his death, he did not want to curse them either.
  14. Why are sheep called "ashterot"?
    28:4 – Because they "enrich" (m'ashirot) their owners.
  15. How is the manner of expressing the curses in Parshat Bechukotai more severe than in this week's parsha?
    28:23 – In Bechukotai the Torah speaks in the plural, whereas in this week's Parsha the curses are mentioned in the singular.

 

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Halachot
from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz'l

ההכנות לימי הדין

בימים
הסמוכים לימי לראש השנה, על כל אחד ואחד מעם ישראל, להתבונן על מעשיו,לעשות
"חשבון נפש", כדי לבחון במה יוכל לתקם את מעשיו ולשפרם, על מנת שלאחר
מכן, יעמדו לו סניגורים טובים ליום הדין
.


משמעות
השם "אלול
"

כתב
מרן הרב עובדיה יוסף , ש"אלול", כלומר, משמעות השם של החודש
"אלול
", היא מלשון "יאללון" שהוא התרגום הארמי למה שנאמר
אודות המרגלים "ויתורו
" את ארץ כנען, "ויאללון" ית ארעא דכנען, כלומר,
לשון ריגול וחיפוש אחר מעשיו. כי בחודש אלול, מנהג ישראל קדושים לתור אחר מעשיהם,
ולבקר את עצמם
, כי הם
הימים המיוחדים והמסוגלים לתיקון העונות, לחזרה בתשובה שלימה, ולעלות מעלה מעלה
בדרך העולה בית אל
.

 

תפלות ימי חודש אלול

בלי
ספק, ריבוי התפלה והתשובה מסייעים הרבה מאד לכל אדם, והם שיעמדו לו אחר כך בימי
הדין, ראש השנה ויום הכפורים הבאים עלינו לשלום, כדי שיזכה להכתב ולהחתם לחיים
טובים, לעושר ואושר ולמלוי כל משאלותיו
.


ויש
לאדם לעורר את עצמו ולהתנער מתרדמת השגרה הנופלת עליו במסע החיים האפלוליים, כי
כמה השתדלויות כל אחד עושה כדי לשפר את מצבו החומרי, בקניית בית או רכב, ובהשקעת
כוחותיו עבור מאכלות ערבים, טיולים ובילויים וכיוצא בזה, וכל מה שפועל ועושה, הכל
כאין וכאפס לעומת מה שישפר את מצבו החומרי והרוחני כאחד, בעזרת התפלות לאל נורא
עלילה בימים הנוראים הללו. וכמו שכתב הגאון החזון איש, שעל ידי התפלה, האדם פועל
להטיב את מצבו יותר ממה שיוכל לפעול על ידי השתדלות טבעית שנראה לעין כל שהשתדלות
זו מועילה
.

 

תשובה ותפלה וצדקה

אמרו
רבותינו בתלמוד ירושלמי (תענית פ"ב), אמר רבי אלעזר, שלשה דברים מבטלין את
הגזרה, תפלה (קול), צדקה (ממון), ותשובה (צום). והביא ראיה לזה מן הפסוק
. ולכן יש להרבות מאד בימים
אלה בכל אלו השלשה, צום, קול, ממון, וכמו שאמר הפייטן "ותשובה ותפלה וצדקה
מעבירין את רוע הגזירה", ומקור הדברים בתלמוד הירושלמי כנזכר. וכתב מרן רבינו
הגדול , שאף על פי שבדורות הקודמים היו מרבים מאד בתעניות בימים אלה,
בבחינת "תשובה", מכל מקום בזמנינו שקשה לרוב בני האדם להתענות, יש
להרבות עוד ועוד בצדקה יתרה, ומוטב להרבות בצדקה ומעשים טובים בזמנינו יותר
מלהתענות, שעל ידי התענית הוא ממעט במלאכת שמים
.


וכבר
כתבנו כמה פעמים שיש להזהר להעביר את כספי הצדקה לאנשים אחראים, בכדי שיעבירו את
המעות לעניים אמתיים, ואין לסמוך בזה על כל אדם, אפילו אם הוא מתהדרכביכול בהמלצות
גדולי הדור

 

 

Preparing for the Day of Judgment

During the days preceding Rosh
Hashanah, every single member of the Jewish nation must contemplate his/her
actions and perform some sort of self-introspection in order to ascertain how
one can improve one's actions and Mitzvah observance so as to guarantee one's
self powerful defenders on the Day of Judgment.

The
Definition of the Name, "Elul"

Maran
Harav Ovadia Yosef z'l writes that the word "Elul" is
similar to the Aramaic word " Ve'Alilu ," which is the Aramaic
translation of the verse which is said regarding the spies sent to the Land of
Israel, " And they spied the land." This means that "Elul"
connotes searching through and probing one's actions. During the month of Elul,
it is the custom of the holy Jewish nation to probe their deeds, for these days
are auspicious for atonement of sin , attaining full repentance, and reaching
loftier levels of spirituality and service of Hashem.

Prayer
During the Month of Elul

Certainly, praying copiously and repenting for one's sins are extremely
beneficial for every individual and these things will defend a person of the
upcoming Days of Judgment of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. These will be one's
gu arantors that one will be inscribed in the books of life, wealth,
satisfaction, and the fulfillment of all of one's requests.

One must awaken himself from
the slumber which comes along with one's daily routine throughout one's life;
one should stop and think how much we invest on increasing the quality of our
physical lives by purchasing new cars or homes, focusing on obtaining only the
finest culinary delights, and going on all sorts of trips and vacations. All of
this is nothing compared to the Heavenly key to advancing one's physical and
spiritual status as one through deep and heartfelt prayer to Hashem during
these Days of Awe. Similarly, Hagaon Chazon Ish writes that a person can
improve his situation much more through prayer than through any other natural
means that he believes may help him.

Repentance,
Prayer, and Charity

Our Sages teach us in the Talmud Yerushalmi (Ta'anit, Chapter 2), "Rabbi
Elazar says, three things nullify harsh decrees: Prayer, charity, and
repentance." He continues to bring proofs to this idea from the
scriptures. Thus, one should practice these three things, i.e. prayer, charity,
and repentance, profusely during these days, as the hymnist writes,
"Repentance, prayer, and charity shall annul the harshness of the decree."
The source for this is the aforementioned Talmud Yerushalmi. Maran Harav
z'l writes that although in previous generations, people would fast
many times during these days in the spirit of "repentance,"
nevertheless, in our times when it is difficult for people to fast, one should
increase one's donation of charity instead. Indeed, it is better to give more
charity in our times than to fast, for by fasting, one decreases in his service
of Heaven (for fasting weakens the body).

We have already mentioned
several times that one should take care to pass along charity funds to
responsible individuals so that they will in turn dispense these funds to truly
needy people and one should not rely on every individual regarding this matter
even if one seemingly comes with the recommendation of the generation's leading
Torah leaders.

 

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All references are to the verses and Rashi's commentary, unless otherwise stated
  1. Why must a captured woman mourn her family for a month in her captor's house?
    21:13 – So her captor will find her unattractive.
  2. What fraction of the inheritance does a first-born receive if he has a) one brother? b) two brothers?
    21:17 – a) 2/3 b) 1/2
  3. What will become of a ben sorer u'moreh if his parents don't bring him to court?
    21:22 – He will eventually rob and kill to support his physical indulgences.
  4. Why is it a degradation to G-d to hang a criminal's body on the gallows overnight?
    21:23 – Because humans are made in G-d's image; and because the Jewish People are G-d's children.
  5. What do you do if you find a lost object that costs money to maintain?
    22:2 – Sell it and save the money for the owner.
  6. Why does the Torah forbid wearing the clothing of the opposite gender?
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  7. Why does the Torah link the mitzvah of sending away the mother-bird with the mitzvah of making a railing on the roof of your house?
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  8. When is it permitted to wear wool and linen?
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  9. What three things happen to a man who falsely slanders his bride?
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  10. Although the Egyptians enslaved the Jewish People, the Torah allows marriage with their third-generation converts. Why?
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  11. Why is causing someone to sin worse than killing him?
    23:9 – Murder takes away life in this world, while causing someone to sin takes away his life in the World to Come.
  12. If one charges interest to his fellow Jew, how many commandments has he transgressed?
    23:21 – Three; two negative commandments and a positive commandment.
  13. What is the groom's special obligation to his bride during their first year together?
    24:5 – To gladden her.
  14. When is a groom required to fight in a non-obligatory war?
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Halachot
from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz'l

 חודש הרחמים והסליחות

כבר הזכרנו באחת ההלכות
הקודמות, מאיזה טעם אנו נוהגים להרבות בסליחות ותחנונים בכל
ימי חודש אלול, שהוא מסוגל לסליחה וכפרה
.

וידוע שבימים אלה אנו קרובים יותר לה' יתברך,
והוא ממהר לשמוע תפילות. כמו שדרשו "אני לדודי ודודי לי", ראשי תיבות
אלול. וכן בפסוק "ובא לציון גואל ולשבי פשע ביעקב",
רמוז חודש "אלול". וכתב רבינו יונה בספר היראה בזו הלשון,
"משנכנס אלול עד מוצאי יום הכפורים יהיה ירא וחרד מאימת יום הדין".
ובזכות התשובה בימים אלה, אנו עתידים להגאל, כמו שנרמז בפסוקים שאמר דוד המלך,
"לדוד ה
' אורי וישעי", אורי, בראש השנה, וישעי, ביום
הכפורים. ומסיים דוד המלך
,
"
לולא האמנתי לראות בטוב
ה'", ופירשו רבותינו (בברכות ד.), שהיה דוד המלך מתיירא (מפחד) שמא יגרום החטא
ולא תבא הישועה, ולכן יש ניקוד (נקודות) מעל המילה "לולא" האמנתי לראות
בטוב ה', שרצונו לרמוז בזה על חודש
 "אלול"
(אותיות לולא), שבזכות תשובתינו בימים אלה נוושע ביום הדין
.

וכתב הגאון רבי דוד עמר ז"ל, בספר תפלה
לדוד (סי' ריב), שבחודש אלול ובעשרת ימי תשובה
, נכון מאד לכוין
בברכת "השיבנו אבינו לתורתך" שבתפלת שמונה עשרה, ולהזכיר כמה משמותיהם
של אלה שנטו מדרכי ה' ותורתו, ויצאו לתרבות רעה, וביחוד אם הם קרוביו. והביא כל זה
מרן רבינו הגדול זצ"ל הכ"מ בספרו חזון עובדיה (עמוד כה).  וכמו כן
בודאי שראוי לאדם להתפלל גם על עצמו, שיזכה לשוב בתשובה
, ולעלות מעלה מעלה
בתורה וביראת ה'. וגם כל בקשותיו האחרות, יהיו לשם שמים
, שאם תהיה לו
פרנסה טובה ובריאות טובה, יוכל להתחזק עוד ועוד בעבודת ה
'.

ובאמת שאם נתבונן, הלא נראה כל איש ואשה, כמה
אנו מאריכים בתפלה על קרובינו שחלילה אינם בקו הבריאות, או מעוכבי זיווג וכדומה.
והלא הדברים קל וחומר, כי הכאב על מי שאינו הולך בדרך ה' הוא גדול פי כמה וכמה,
שמאבד עצמו מחיי העולם הבא, ואינו מזכה את עצמו בזכויות רבות לחיי עולם הנצח, אשר
כל קורות האדם בזה העולם הם כאין וכאפס לעומת חיי העולם הבא
.

וזכור לנו, שאחר פטירת
רעייתו של מרן רבינו זצ"ל, היה מרבה בתפלות ובלימוד תורה לעלוי נשמתה, והיה
מזכיר מה שכתבו המקובלים, שיראה אדם את קרובו הנפטר כאילו הוא עומד ומתחנן לפניו
שיצילו מאש אוכלה. כי צורך האדם בעולם הבא לזכויות ומעשים טובים בכדי לזכות בחיי
העולם הבא, הוא גדול לאין שיעור מכל צרכיו בזה העולם השפל והחולף
.

והגאון רבי דוד עמר הנזכר, הביא בספרו את הנוסח
הנכון למי שרוצה להוסיף שמות קרובים בברכת "השיבינו", שיאמר בתוך הברכה,
אחרי אמירת "השיבנו אבינו לתורתך וקרבנו מלכינו לעבודתך והחזירינו בתשובה
שלימה לפניך": יהי רצון מלפניך ה
'
אלהינו ואלהי אבותינו, שתחתור
חתירה מתחת כסא כבודך להחזיר בתשובה שלימה כל פושעי ישראל, ובכללם תחזיר בתשובה
שלימה את (יאמר את שם הקרוב ואת שם אמו
,
כגון דוד בן אסתר), כי ימינך פשוטה
לקבל שבים, ברוך אתה ה' הרוצה בתשובה

(ונכון שבסיום הברכה כשמזכיר את שם ה', יכוין שניקוד שם
ה' בכתיבתו בברכה זו, הוא בסגול, כפי שמודפס בסידורים המדויקים
).

ויהי רצון שהשם יתברך יחזיר את כל פושעי ישראל
בתשובה שלימה וידעו תועי רוח בינה, ומלאה הארץ דעה את ה' כמים לים מכסים

The Month of Mercy
and Forgiveness

We have already discussed in a previous Halacha the reason why we customarily recite Selichot
prayers throughout the entire month of Elul which is an auspicious time for
forgiveness and atonement.

It is well-known that during these
days we are closer to Hashem and he hears our prayers more quickly than usual,
as our Sages have expounded the verse, “Ani Le’Dodi
Ve’Dodi Li” (“I am to
my beloved and my beloved is to me”) which is an acronym for the word “Elul.”
Similarly, the month of Elul is also hinted in the verse, “Uva Le’Zion Go’El
Ul’shaveh Fesha Be’Yaakov.” Furthermore,
Rabbeinu Yonah writes in his Sefer Ha’Yir’ah: “From the beginning of Elul until
the conclusion of Yom Kippur, one should be filled with fear and trepidation
over the Day of Judgment.” In the merit of the repentance during these days, we
shall one day be redeemed, as is hinted in the verses composed by King David,
“A Psalm by David, Hashem is my light and salvation”: “My light” on Rosh
Hashanah “and salvation” on Yom Kippur. King David ends this Psalm by saying,
“Were it not that I believe that I should see the goodness of Hashem,” and our
Sages explain (Berachot 4b) that King David feared that sins might impede the
salvation and thus, the word “Luleh” (“Were it not,” also the
same Hebrew letters as “Elul”) is dotted in the scripture in order to allude to
the fact that in the merit of our repentance during the month of Elul, we shall
be saved on the Day of Judgment.

Hagaon Harav David Amar zt”l
writes in his Sefer Tefillah Le’David (Chapter 212) that during the month of
Elul and the Ten Days of Repentance (the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur), it is especially worthy to recite the blessing of “Hashivenu Avinu
Le’Toratecha
” (fifth blessing of the Amidah prayer which deals with
repentance) with proper concentration and to mention the names of some
individuals who have strayed from the proper path of Hashem and His Torah,
especially if they are one’s relatives. Maran Rabbeinu Ovadia Yosef zt”l
quotes this in his Chazon Ovadia-Yamim Nora’im (page 25). One should certainly
pray that one merit repenting fully on his own and continue to ascend higher
and higher in spirituality.

Indeed, if we stop and think for a
moment, do we not all pray lengthily for our relatives who, G-d-forbid, are not
in the best of health or have yet to find their marriage partners and the like?
Certainly the pain one feels for an individual who does not follow the path of
Hashem is much greater, for such an individual loses his share in the World to
Come and misses out on countless merits in the Eternal World; anything a person
can experience in this world pales greatly in comparison to life in the World
to Come.

We remember that when Maran zt”l’s
wife passed away, he would learn and pray a substantial amount in order to
elevate her soul. He would mention what the Mekubalim say that one should
imagine his deceased relative as though he is standing before him and begging
him to save him from a raging inferno. One’s need for merits and good deeds in
order to merit entry in the World to Come is infinitely greater than any
physical need one may have in this lowly, fleeting world.

The aforementioned Hagaon Harav
David Amar quotes in his work the correct text for one who wishes to insert
names of relatives in the blessing of “Hashivenu.” After reciting “Hashivenu
Avinu Le’Toratecha Ve’Karevenu Malkeinu La’Avodatecha Ve’Hachazirenu Bitshuva
Shelema Lefanecha
,” one inserts: “May it be Your will, Hashem our G-d and
the G-d of our fathers, that You dig a tunnel under Your Holy Throne to accept
the repentance of all of the sinners of Israel, and similarly may You cause
so-and-so (insert name) son/daughter of so-and-so (insert mother’s name) to
repent fully, for Your right hand is outstretched to accept those who are
repentant,”  then conclude the blessing, “Baruch Ata Hashem Ha’Rotzeh
Bitshuva
.” Here is the actual Hebrew text one should recite in the Amida:

יהי רצון מלפניך ה' אלקינו ואלקי אבותינו שתחתור
חתירה מתחת כסא כבודך להחזיר בתשובה שלימה לכל פושעי ישראל, וכן תחזיר בתשובה
שלימה את פלוני בן פלונית, כי ימינך פשוטה לקבל שבים
.

It is correct that when one
concludes this blessing upon reciting the name of Hashem one should have in
mind that this name of Hashem is punctuated with the “Segol” mark, as
is printed in precise Siddurim; one should concentrate on this but not utter
it.

May Hashem return all sinners of
Israel to Him through complete repentance and may the land be filled with the
knowledge of the Hashem like the waters that fill the sea.

 

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Newsletter Parashat Shofetim

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Selichot

Sundays 7:00 am

Mon – Fri 6:00 am 

Shacharit will follow straight after Selichot

Please note: The time for Shacharit may be a few minutes 

before the normal time for Shacharit

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Mincha

Mincha next week will be at 7:15 pm

followed by Arbit

Please support our minyanim whenever possible

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Rabbi Stamler's Fundraising Swim

Here is the sponsored swim, completed on Monday in Ullswater. 
It took me two hours, several thousand strokes, and was very strenuous, 
but – with a full wet suit, visibility buoy and a dinghy accompanying me all the way 
was perfectly safe despite the cold water. 
For anyone still wishing to donate towards the wonderful communal work we are doing, 
you can do so at 'Go Chesed'  then  Swim for Torah. 
A massive thank you to all the wonderful donors!!!!
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SHABBAT

Shabbat Times

לוח זמני תפלה לקיץ תשע

Summer
Timetable 5779
2019

מוצאי שבת

ערבית

)מוצ"ש(

שקיעה

סוף זמן קראת שמע

זמן שבת

פלג מנחה
(תה״ד)

פלג מנחה (לבוש)

מנחה וקבלת שבת

תאריך

שבת פרשת

Shabbat

Ends

Arbit

Sunset

Shema to be read before

Candles to be
lit by

 

Earliest Candle lighting

Minha & Kabbalat Shabbat*

Date

Parasha

PM

PM

PM

AM

PM

PM

PM

PM

 

 

8:36

8:30

7:44

9:47

7:32

6:55

6:25

6:40

6/7 Sep

שופטים

 

*    For those not in the Bet Hakeneset, but wishing to
bring in Shabbat with the Kahal, candles should be lit about 30 minutes after
the time listed for Minha and Kabbalat Shabbat. (Unless the time listed in the
‘latest
candle lighting’ column is earlier,
when candles should be lit by that time, in all
cases.
)

Youth Club 4:00 pm  

Avot Ubanim 5:00 pm

Mincha 6:00 pm

Followed by
Shiur

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Children’s
Tehilim straight after Musaf

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to donate a Kiddush Please email Moorlanenews

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Q
& A on Parashat Shofetim

  1. What is the role of shoftim? What is the role of shotrim?
    16:18 – Shoftim are judges who pronounce judgment. Shotrim are officers who enforce it.
  2. What qualifications should one look for when appointing a judge?
    16:18 – That he is expert in the law and that he is righteous.
  3. May a judge accept a bribe if only for the purpose of judging fairly?
    16:19 – No, because it will sway his judgment.
  4. What is the source for the concept "seek out a good beit din"?
    16:20 – "Tzedek tzedek tirdof…."
  5. Although the avot built matzevot, the Torah later forbade doing so. Why?
    16:22 – Because the Canaanites used them for idolatry.
  6. "You will come to…the judge who will be in those days." It's impossible to visit a judge living at a different time, so why must the Torah add these apparently extra words?
    17:9 – To teach that although a judge may not be as eminent as judges of previous generations, we must obey him nevertheless.
  7. What does Hashem promise a king who doesn't amass much gold, doesn't raise many horses and doesn't marry many wives?
    17:18 – That his kingdom will endure.
  8. How many Torah scrolls must the king have?
    17:18 – Two. One stays in his treasury and one he keeps with him.
  9. How was King Shaul punished for disobeying a minor command of the Prophet Shmuel?
    17:20 – He lost his kingship.
  10. Certain kosher animals are not included in the law of "chazehshok and keiva." Which ones?
    18:3 – Chayot (non-domestic-type animals).
  11. Families of kohanim served in the Beit Hamikdash on a rotational basis. When was this rotation system implemented?
    18:8 – During the time of David and Shmuel.
  12. Which three categories of false prophets are executed?
    18:20 – One who prophesies something he didn't hear, something told to another prophet, or prophecies in the name of an idol.
  13. What does it mean to "prepare the way" to the cities of refuge?
    19:3 – To post direction signs saying "refuge" at the crossroads.
  14. How many witnesses are meant when the Torah writes the word eid (witness)?
    19:15 – Two, unless otherwise specified.
  15. "Through the mouth of two witnesses…." What types of testimony does this verse invalidate?
    19:15 – Written testimony and testimony translated from a language which the judges don't understand.
  16. If witnesses in a capital case are proven to be zomemim (false-conspirators) before their intended victim is executed, how are they punished?
    19:19 – They are put to death.
  17. Why does the section about going to war follow the laws governing witnesses?
    20:1 – To teach that if the Jewish People execute fair judgment they will be victorious in war.
  18. The Jewish army is warned of four "scare-tactics" the enemy might employ. What are they?
    20:3 –
    (a)Clanging their shields
    (b)Making their horses stomp and whinny
    (c)Shouting
    (d)Blowing horns.
  19. When a murder victim is found in a field, who determines which city is closest?
    21:2 – The Sanhedrin.
  20. What happens if the murderer is found after the calf's neck was broken?
    21:9- He is tried and, if guilty, executed.

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Halachot
from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz'l

 חודש אלול –
מעשה במרן זצ"ל בענין שמיעת מוזיקה

כתב מרן רבינו עובדיה יוסף זצ"ל: חסד גדול
עשה ה' יתברך עם עמו ישראל, כאשר גילה להם, כי יום המשפט הוא יום א' בתשרי. (כי
באמת, גם אומות העולם נדונים ביום זה, אבל אין להם ידיעה על כך, ולכן אינם
מתכוננים כראוי ליום זה
,
ומפסידים טובה הרבה). וכמו שנאמר
בתהלים, "תִּקְעוּ בַחֹדֶשׁ שׁוֹפָר בַּכֵּסֶה לְיוֹם חַגֵּנוּ, כִּי חֹק
לְיִשְׂרָאֵל הוּא מִשְׁפָּט לֵאלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב". כי בנוהג שבעולם, מי שעבר על
החוק, ונתפס אצל שוטר והלה יקחהו באופן מיידי לפני שופט, להשפט בצורה מהירה, הלא
קרוב לודאי שלא יוכל להתמודד מול האשמות שהוא מואשם בהן. מה שאין כן אילו תנתן לו
האפשרות לדעת את מועד המשפט, ויוכל להתמודד ולהתיעץ עם עורך דין טוב, בכדי שידע מה
לטעון במשפט ומי יסנגר עליו, שאז בודאי יש תקוה שיוכל לצאת זכאי במשפטו
.

כמו כן אנו, מיום ראש חודש
אלול, מריעים בשופר וקמים לסליחות ומתכוננים ליום הדין שאומרים בו הרת עולם היום
יעמיד במשפט כל יצורי עולם, ואז מתחילים גם כן לומר בתפילה, המלך הקדוש, המלך
המשפט, ובאלול אנו מתכוננים כראוי להכין פרקליטים גדולים לפני הקדוש ברוך הוא,
ואלו הם פרקליטיו של אדם, תורה ומצוות ומעשים טובים (שבת לב.), ובתוספתא אמרו,
צדקה וגמילות חסדים
,
פרקליטים גדולים הם בין ישראל
לאביהם שבשמים. וכן שנינו באבות, כל העושה לו מצוה אחת, קונה לו פרקליט אחד. ואם
הפרקליט הוא גיבור ואיש מלחמה, כגון שהוא נוצר מפי תלמיד חכם העוסק בתורה, בודאי
שאז אותם המקטרגים לא יהיו אלא כשועלים קטנים מחבלים כרמים, שגערה אחת מאת סנגור
כזה תשתק את כולם. וכמו שאנו אומרים בסליחות, חתום פה שטן ואל ישטין עלינו, ויעמוד
מלאך ומליץ טוב בעדינו, הוא יגיד יושרנו. הרי פתח רחב להוציא אותנו זכאים לפני ה'
יתברך
, וכמו שאמרו במסכת ראש השנה, על הפסוק, כי מי גוי
גדול אשר לו אלקים קרובים אליו, כה' אלקינו בכל קראנו אליו
.

רבינו האר"י ז"ל כתב בשער הפסוקים, על
הפסוק העוסק בבריחת הרוצח לעיר מקלט, ששם לא יאונה לו כל רע, וכפי שנאמר "אנה
לידו ושמתי לך" (מקום אשר ינוס שמה). ראשי תיבות "אלול", לרמוז כי
חודש אלול ניתן לתשובה, ושב ורפא לו. והכל צריכים לחזור בתשובה, וכן אמרו על
הפסוק: ומל ה' אלהיך "את לבבך ואת לבב" זרעך
, ראשי תיבות אלול,
לרמוז על הבא ליטהר, מסייעין אותו. ובפרט בענין התשובה שהקדוש ברוך הוא אמר
לישראל, פתחו לי פתח כחודו של מחט, ואני אפתח לכם פתח כפתחו של אולם. וזוהי הסיעתא
דשמיא לחזור בתשובה
.

ועוד נרמז חודש אלול בפסוק, ומשלוח מנות
"איש לרעהו ומתנות לאביונים", ראשי תיבות אלול. כי זהו הזמן הראוי ביותר
למצות הצדקה, שמכפרת עוון. וכמו שאמרו במדרש, הקרבנות אין מכפרים אלא על השוגג,
והצדקה מכפרת בין על השוגג ובין על המזיד
.

בימי חודש אלול, על האדם להתבונן ולעשות חשבון
נפש עם עצמו, להתחזק בעבודת ה'. ואפילו מי שזכה לעבוד את ה' כראוי, עליו להתחזק
ביתר שאת בימים אלה, ברצינות גדולה ובריכוז, כדי שלא יאבד ימים יקרים אלה
.

ומעשה היה, לפני כשש שנים,
שנסע מרן זצוק"ל ברכבו לאיזה שיעור תורני, ובשעת הנסיעה רצה הנהג שלו להסב לו
קורת רוח, לכן הפעיל "דיסק" עם מוזיקה ייחודית שמרן זצ"ל היה אוהב
לשמוע. פנה אליו מרן זצ"ל בנעימות וביקש ממנו שיכבה את המוזיקה
, מהרי ימים אלה הם ימי חודש אלול!!! ישמע חכם ויוסף לקח!

The Month of Elul

Maran Rabbeinu Ovadia Yosef zt”l
writes that Hashem bestowed a great kindness upon his Jewish nation by
revealing to them that the Day of Judgment is on the First of Tishrei (for in
truth, the other nations of the world are also judged on this day, but since
they do not know about this, they do not prepare themselves accordingly and
they miss out on a substantial benefit), as the verse states, “Blow the Shofar
on the [new] month, on the designated day of our festival. For it is a statute
for Israel, a [day of] judgment for the G-d of Yaakov.” Usually, if one breaks
the law and is caught by a police officer, if the officer takes him immediately
in front of a judge to be judged in a swift manner, it is almost certain that
the defendant will not be able to cope with the charges being leveled against
him. If, however, he is made known of the court-date and given the chance to
meet with and seek adequate legal counsel and know who will represent him in
court, he surely has hope to be found innocent in his case.

Similarly, from the day of Rosh
Chodesh Elul, we begin blowing the Shofar and waking up early in the morning to
recite Selichot (prayer service for atonement) in preparation for the Day of
Judgment when we will proclaim, “Today is the world’s birthday; today He shall
make [everyone] stand for judgment, all creations of the world,” and is
likewise the day we begin to recite “Ha’Melech Ha’Kadosh” and “Ha’Melech
Ha’Mishpat
” in our prayers. During Elul, we prepare great “attorneys” before
Hashem; one’s “attorneys” are Torah, Mitzvot, and worthy deeds (Shabbat 32a).
The Tosefta states, “Charity and acts of kindness are great defenders between
Israel and their Father in Heaven.” We have also learned in Pirkei Avot, “One
who performs one Mitzvah acquires for himself one defending attorney.” If the
defender is strong and mighty, such as one formed by a Torah scholar who delves
in Torah, certainly the other prosecuting angels will only be like small foxes
in comparison and one roar from the defending angel shall be sufficient to
silence them all. As we say in Selichot, “Seal the mouth of Satan so that he
may not prosecute us; may a good-speaking advisor stand up for us and speak of
our righteousness.” This is a tremendous opportunity to allow us be found
innocent in the eyes of Hashem, as the Gemara in Rosh Hashanah expounds the
verse, “For who is a great nation that has a God who is close to him, like
Hashem our G-d [who is close to us] whenever we call him.”

Rabbeinu HaAri z”l writes
in his Sha’ar Ha’Pesukim regarding the verse which deals with the fleeing of a
murderer to a City of Refuge where no harm will befall him, as the verse states
(in Hebrew), “Eenah Le’Yado VeSamti
Lecha,” which is the acronym of “Elul.” This
hints to us that Elul is the month of repentance and if one returns, he shall
be healed. All must repent, as the verse states, “U’mal Hashem Elokecha Et
Levavecha Ve’et Levav
Zar’echa
,” which is likewise an acronym of “Elul,” to hint that if one
comes to purify himself, he is aided from Above. This is especially so
regarding repentance about which Hashem tells the Jewish nation, “Open for me
like the opening of a needle and I shall open for you like the opening of a
hall.” This refers to the Heavenly assistance offered to repent.

The word “Elul” is also hinted in
the verse, “U’mishloach Manot Ish Le’Re’ehu
U’Matanot La’Evyonim,”
to teach us that this is the most opportune time to fulfill the Mitzvah of
charity, which atones for sins. As the Midrash tells us, “Offerings atone only
for sins performed unknowingly, but charity atones for sins performed knowingly
or unknowingly.” 

During the month of Elul, one must
carry out self-introspection and strengthen one’s self in the service of
Hashem. Even one who serves Hashem properly must strengthen himself even more
during these days amid much seriousness and focus so as not to lose out on
these precious days.

An incident once occurred
approximately six years ago when Maran zt”l was on his way to deliver
a Torah class. His personal driver wanted Maran to relax and enjoy himself a
little so he turned on a CD of special music that Maran enjoyed. Maran zt”l
turned to the driver and pleasantly requested that he turn off the music,
for we are in the midst of the month of Elul!

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Shabbat Shalom


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Newsletter – Tisha BeAv & Summer

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Announcements

Moorlanenews 

will be taking a break during the Summer Holidays

and will return in time for Elul & Selichot

Below are the Shabbat Times for the next 4 weeks

wishing all readers  

Shabbat Shalom

Easy Fast

Safe Journeys

&

Enjoyable Summer Holidays

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Minyan Updates

As of Monday 12th August 

Monday after Tisha BeAv

All regular weekday Minyanin 

will be in recces until 

Rosh Chodesh Elul 

Shabbat

31 Aug / 1 September

Shabbat Times / Minyanim and any changes or updates 

will appear on the 

Moor Lane Minyan WhatsApp group


(please note: some regulars to the Shacharit Minyan 

will Be’H update members on the WhatsApp group  

if there will be a minyan on Monday 12/8 & Tuesday 13/8)

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Shiur Ladies and High School Girls

We would like to invite all 

Ladies and High School Girls to a shiur 

by Rabbi Katz

“My Role in Rebuilding the 3rd Beit Hamikdash”

TOMORROW Thursday 8th August 8:15 – 9 pm

At Jonny & Emma Jacobs – 14 Moor Lane


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Mazal Tov

to

Reuben & Elysia Day

on the safe arrival of their 

new baby boy

שיזכה לברית בזמנה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים

Big Mazal Tov

to

Antony & Lorretta

&

Emanuela & David

on their new grandson

Special Mazal Tov

to 

Mrs E Jacobs

&

 Mrs Hodari

on their new great-grandson

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Swim for Torah

This summer holiday I will beH be swimming across Lake Ullswater – not once but two return trips. The estimated equivalent of over three kilometers, 120 lengths of a full-sized pool. This epic trip will take place in the beautiful background of the Lake District in the refreshingly cold waters of Ullswater, which I will brave for up to several hours. Why at my age? To raise much-needed funds for the range of activities which Moor Lane Kollel undertakes within Moor Lane Shul. You can help me reach my target of £3000 to help fund this amazing organization. Please make this sporty undertaking – possibly the first of its kind by a Rabbi in Manchester – go with a splash!

If you can help I would be delighted! You can donate in a variety of ways:

Thank you so much and wishing you Shabbat Shalom!

Moshe Stamler

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SHABBAT

Shabbat Times

לוח זמני תפלה לקיץ תשע“ט

Summer
Timetable 5779
2019

מוצאי שבת

ערבית

)מוצ”ש(

שקיעה

סוף זמן קראת שמע

זמן שבת

פלג מנחה
(תה״ד)

פלג מנחה (לבוש)

מנחה וקבלת שבת

תאריך

שבת פרשת

Shabbat

Ends

Arbit

Sunset

Shema to be read before

Candles to be
lit by

 

Earliest Candle lighting

Minha & Kabbalat Shabbat*

Date

Parasha

PM

PM

PM

AM

PM

PM

PM

PM

 

 

9:47

Fast begins: 8:47

ערבית: 10:00 

8:47

9:26

8:35

7:51

7:16

7:00

9/10 Aug

דברים

(שבת חזון)

9:30

9:25

8:32

9:31

8:20

7:38

7:04

6:45

16/17 Aug

ואתחנן

(שבת נחמו)

9:12

9:05

8:17

9:37

8:05

7:24

6:52

6:40

23/24 Aug

עקב (ש”מ)

8:54

8:50

8:00

9:42

7:49

7:10

6:38

6:40

30/31 Aug

ראה  )ראש חודש(

 

*    For those not in the Bet Hakeneset, but wishing to
bring in Shabbat with the Kahal, candles should be lit about 30 minutes after
the time listed for Minha and Kabbalat Shabbat. (Unless the time listed in the
‘latest
candle lighting’ column is earlier,
when candles should be lit by that time, in all
cases.
)

Youth Club 4:00 pm

Avot Ubanim 5:00 pm

Mincha 6:00 pm

Followed by
Shiur

*****

Children’s
Tehilim straight after Musaf

Anyone wishing
to donate a Kiddush Please email Moorlanenews

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Q
& A on Parashat Devarim

  1. How do we see from the beginning of Parshat Devarim that Moshe was concerned for the Jewish Peoples honor?
    1:1 Moshe mentions only the names of the places where the Jewish People sinned, but does not mention the sins themselves.
  2. How much time elapsed between leaving Mt. Sinai and sending the spies?
    1:2 – 40 days.
  3. Moshe rebuked the Jewish People shortly before his death. From whom did he learn this?
    1:3 – From Yaakov, who rebuked his sons shortly before his death.
  4. Why did Moshe wait until he had smitten the Amorite kings before rebuking the Jewish People?
    1:4 So that no one could say, “What right has he to rebuke us; has he brought us into any part of the Land as he promised?”
  5. What were some of the achievements that resulted from the Jewish People “dwelling” at Mt. Sinai?
    1:6 – They received the Torah, built the mishkan and all its vessels, appointed a Sanhedrin, and appointed officers.
  6. Why does the Torah single out the names of the avot in connection with the giving of the Land?
    1:8 – Each of the avot possessed sufficient merit for the Jewish People to inherit the Land.
  7. What did Moshe convey to the Jewish People by saying: “You today are like the stars of the Heavens”?
    1:10 – They are an eternal people, just as the sun, moon and stars are eternal.
  8. Apikorsim” (those who denigrate Talmud scholars) observed Moshes every move in order to accuse him. What did they observe, and what did they accuse him of?
    1:13 They observed the time he left home in the morning. If Moshe left early, they accused him of having family problems (which drove him from his home). If he left late, they accused him of staying home in order to plot evil against them.
  9. Moshe was looking for several qualities in the judges he chose. Which quality couldn’t he find?
    1:15 – Men of understanding.
  10. Moshe told the judges, “The case that is too hard for you, bring it to me.” How was he punished for this statement?
    1:17 – When the daughters of Tzelofchad asked him a halachic question, the law was concealed from him.
  11. Why did Moshe describe the desert as great and frightful?
    1:19 – Because the Jewish People saw huge, frightening snakes and scorpions in the desert.
  12. Which tribe was not represented among the spies?
    1:23 – Levi.
  13. Which city did Calev inherit?
    1:36 – Hebron.
  14. How many kingdoms was Avraham promised? How many were conquered by Yehoshua?
    2:5 – Avraham was promised the land of ten kingdoms. Yehoshua conquered seven. The lands of Moav, Ammon and Esav will be received in the time of the mashiach.
  15. Why were the Jewish People forbidden to provoke Ammon?
    2:9 – This was a reward for Lots younger daughter, the mother of Ammon, for concealing her fathers improper conduct.
  16. Why were the Jewish People not permitted to conquer the Philistines?
    2:23 – Because Avraham had made a peace treaty with Avimelech, King of the Philistines.
  17. How did Hashem instill the dread of the Jewish People into the nations of the world?
    2:25 – During the battle against Og, the sun stood still for the sake of the Jewish People, and the whole world saw this.
  18. Why did Moshe fear Og?
    3:2 – Og possessed merit for having once helped Avraham.
  19. Who was instrumental in destroying the Refaim?
    3:11 – Amrafel.
  20. What was the advantage of Reuven and Gad leading the way into battle?
    3:18 – They were mighty men, and the enemy would succumb to them.

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Halachot
from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz’l

 הבדלה במוצאי שבת שחל בו תשעה
באב, ודין חולה שאוכל בתשעה באב

בשנה שתשעה באב חל במוצאי שבת,
כמו בשנה זו (תשע”ט), נחלקו רבותינו הראשונים כיצד יש לנהוג לענין הבדלה על
הכוס, ושלוש שיטות בדבר
.

השיטה
הראשונה, היא שיטת הגאונים, שמבדיל במוצאי התענית, דהיינו במוצאי יום ראשון, לפני
שיטעם משהו
.

השיטה השנייה היא שיטת בעל ספר
המנהיג, שכתב שיבדיל במוצאי שבת ויתן לקטן שאינו מחוייב בתענית לשתות את היין
.

השיטה השלישית היא שיטת רבינו
הרמב”ן, שכתב שאין להבדיל כלל, שהרי אמרו בגמרא
(ברכות לג.) שבתחילה תקנו חכמים שיעשו הבדלה בתוך
תפילת ערבית של מוצאי שבת, ואחר כך נתעשרו ישראל ותקנו חכמים הבדלה על כוס יין,
והרי בתשעה באב שחל להיות במוצאי שבת כל ישראל עניים מרודים הם. וישנה אריכות על
שיטות הראשונים בדברי הפוסקים
.

ומרן
השלחן ערוך פסק כשיטת הגאונים שיבדיל על כוס יין במוצאי תשעה באב. ואנו פוסקים
כדעת מרן שקבלנו הוראותיו. לכן אנו נוהגים להבדיל במוצאי תשעה באב על כוס יין,
ובזה מוציאים את הצום. אבל מיד במוצאי שבת עם כניסת התענית, שאי אפשר לעשות הבדלה
על כוס יין, צריך שיאמר בפיו “ברוך המבדיל בין קודש לחול”, בכדי שיהיה
מותר לו לעשות מלאכה
.

ואין
מברכים על הבשמים בהבדלה שבמוצאי תשעה באב, משום שאין מביאים בשמים בבית האבל,
שהבשמים נועדו לתענוג, וכן הדין בתשעה באב. וכן פסק מרן השלחן ערוך
.

חייבים לברך על הנר במוצאי שבת
של תשעה באב. אף על פי שאין מבדילין על הכוס
. ונוהגים שהחזן או הרב בבית הכנסת מברך על הנר לפני
קריאת מגילת איכה. (אף שיש חולקים בדבר. ראה בספר חזון עובדיה עמוד שמב
).

ונשים שאינן הולכות לבית הכנסת,
צריכות לברך על הנר בביתן, במוצאי שבת, ברכת “בורא מאורי האש”. (שם,
עמוד שמג
).

חולה, שאוכל בתשעה באב, כפי שביארנו בהלכות קודמות, צריך לעשות
הבדלה על הכוס לפני שיאכל בתשעה באב. שהרי אסור לאכול אחרי שבת לפני שעושים הבדלה.
ולכן על החולה לעשות הבדלה על כוס יין, או מיץ ענבים, וישתה מהכוס כדת וכדין בכל
מוצאי שבת. ורשאי החולה שעושה הבדלה על הכוס, להוציא את כל בני ביתו ידי חובת
ההבדלה, כפי שנוהגים בכל מוצאי שבת
.

ומעוברות ומניקות, שלפי מה
שכתבנו רשאיות לאכול בתשעה באב השנה (תשע”ט), מפני שהתענית דחויה מיום השבת,
אף הן חייבות להבדיל על הכוס לפני שיאכלו. ומאחר ואינן אוכלות עד ליום תשעה באב,
כלומר, יום ראשון בצהריים, הרי שעליהן לברך על הנר בליל תשעה באב, וביום תשעה באב
עושות הבדלה על הכוס, בלא לברך על הנר ובלא לברך על הבשמים. (חזון עובדיה עמוד שמח
)

Havdala on Motza’ei Shabbat which Coincides with Tisha
Be’av and the Laws of an Ill Individual who Eats on Tisha Be’av

On years during which Tisha Be’av
falls out on Motza’ei Shabbat, such as this year, 5779, there are three
opinions among the Rishonim regarding how Havdala should be recited on a cup of
wine on Motza’ei Shabbat.

The first opinion is that of the Geonim who write that one should recite
Havdala only at the conclusion of the fast, i.e. Sunday night, before sitting
down to eat.

The second opinion is that of the author of the Sefer Ha’Manhig who writes that
one should recite Havdala on Motza’ei Shabbat and have a child who is not
obligated to fast drink the wine.

The third opinion is that of the Ramban who writes that Havdala is not recited
at all, for the Gemara (Berachot 33a) writes that originally Havdala was
instituted as part of the Arvit prayer. The, the Jewish nation became wealthy
and our Sages enacted that it be recited over a cup of wine. However, on Tisha
Be’av which falls on Motza’ei Shabbat, the entire Jewish nation is considered
utterly destitute. The Poskim discuss the varying opinions of the Rishonim at
length.

Maran HaShulchan Aruch rules in accordance with the opinion of the Geonim that
Havdala should be recited at the conclusion of the fast. We rule in accordance
with Maran, whose rulings we have accepted. We therefore customarily recite
Havdala at the conclusion of the fast, essentially breaking the fast on wine.
Nevertheless, immediately at the onset of the fast on Motza’ei Shabbat,
although Havdala is not recited on a cup of wine, one must still recite “Baruch
Ha’Mavdil Ben Kodesh Le’Chol” in order to make it permissible to do work.

The “Boreh Minei Besamim” blessing is not recited on a fragrant object at the
conclusion of Tisha Be’av, for fragrant objects are not brought to a mourner’s
home since they are meant for pleasure. The same applies on Tisha Be’av. Maran
HaShulchan Aruch rules likewise.

One must recite the “Boreh Me’orei Ha’esh” blessing on a candle on Motza’ei
Shabbat which coincides with Tisha Be’av. It is customary for the rabbi or
Chazzan to recite this blessing in the synagogue before the reading of Eicha
(although there are those who disagree, see Chazon Ovadia-Arba Ta’aniyot, page
342).

Women who do not attend synagogue on Motza’ei Shabbat must recite the “Boreh
Me’orei Ha’esh” blessing on a candle at home (ibid, page 343).

An ill individual who eats on Tisha Be’av (as we have discussed above) must
first recite Havdala on a cup of wine before eating on Tisha Be’av, for one may
not eat after Shabbat has ended until he has performed Havdala. The ill person
must therefore recite Havdala on a cup of wine or grape juice and drink it as
he would on any Motza’ei Shabbat. An ill person reciting Havdala on a cup of
wine may do so on behalf of the members of his household as he would on any
Motza’ei Shabbat and they will fulfill their obligation of hearing Havdala
(although they are fasting and the fast has not yet ended).

Pregnant and nursing women, who we have explained are exempt from fasting on
Tisha Be’av this year (5779) since the fast is postponed until Sunday, must
likewise recite Havdala on a cup of wine before eating. Since they will only be
eating until the day of Tisha Be’av, i.e. Sunday afternoon, they must therefore
recite the “Boreh Me’orei Ha’esh” blessing on a candle on the night of Tisha
Be’av and then recite Havdala on a cup of wine during the day of Tisha Be’av
without reciting a blessing on a fragrant object or a candle. (ibid, page 348)

 

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SHABBAT

Shabbat Times

לוח זמני תפלה לקיץ תשע

Summer
Timetable 5779
2019

מוצאי שבת

ערבית

)מוצ"ש(

שקיעה

סוף זמן קראת שמע

זמן שבת

פלג מנחה
(תה״ד)

פלג מנחה (לבוש)

מנחה וקבלת שבת

תאריך

שבת פרשת

Shabbat

Ends

Arbit

Sunset

Shema to be read before

Candles to be
lit by

 

Earliest Candle lighting

Minha & Kabbalat Shabbat*

Date

Parasha

PM

PM

PM

AM

PM

PM

PM

PM

 

 

10:04

9:55

9:01

9:20

8:48

8:03

7:27

7:10

2/3 Aug

מטות־מסעי

 

*    For those not in the Bet Hakeneset, but wishing to
bring in Shabbat with the Kahal, candles should be lit about 30 minutes after
the time listed for Minha and Kabbalat Shabbat. (Unless the time listed in the
‘latest
candle lighting’ column is earlier,
when candles should be lit by that time, in all
cases.
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Q
& A on Parashat Matot Mase

Matot

  1. Who may annul a vow?
    30:2 – Preferably, an expert in the laws of nedarim. Otherwise, three ordinary people.
  2. When may a father annul his widowed daughter's vows?
    30:10 – If she is under 12 1/2 years old and widowed before she was fully married.
  3. Why were the Jewish People not commanded to attack Moav, as they were to attack Midian?
    31:2 – Because Moav only acted out of fear against the Jewish People. Also, Ruth was destined to come from Moav.
  4. Those selected to fight Midian went unwillingly. Why?
    31:5 – They knew that Moshe's death would follow.
  5. What holy vessels accompanied the Jewish People into battle?
    31:6 – The aron and the tzitz.
  6. Those who killed in the war against Midian were required to remain outside the"machane" (camp). Which machane?
    31:19 – The Machane Shechina.
  7. Besides removing traces of forbidden food, what else is needed to make metal vessels obtained from a non-Jew fit for a Jewish owner?
    31:23 – Immersion in a mikve.
  8. "We will build sheep-pens here for our livestock and cities for our little ones." What was improper about this statement?
    32:16 – They showed more regard for their property than for their children.
  9. During the conquest of the Land, where did Bnei Gad and Bnei Reuvenposition themselves?
    32:17 – At the head of the troops.
  10. What promise did Bnei Gad and Bnei Reuven make beyond that which Moshe required?
    32:24 – Moshe required them to remain west of the Jordan during the conquest of the Land. They promised to remain after the conquest until the Land was divided among the tribes.

Masei

  1. Why does the Torah list the places where the Jewish People camped?
    33:1 – To show G-d's love of the Jewish People. Although it was decreed that they wander in the desert, they did not travel continuously. During 38 years, they moved only 20 times.
  2. Why did the King of Arad feel at liberty to attack the Jewish People?
    33:40 – When Aharon died, the clouds of glory protecting the Jewish People departed.
  3. What length was the camp in the midbar?
    33:49 – Twelve mil (one mil is 2,000 amot).
  4. Why does the Torah need to specify the boundaries that are to be inherited by the Jewish People?
    34:2 – Because certain mitzvot apply only in the Land.
  5. What was the nesi'im's role in dividing the Land?
    34:17 – Each nasi represented his tribe. He also allocated the inheritance to each family in his tribe.
  6. When did the three cities east of the Jordan begin to function as refuge cities?
    35:13 – After Yehoshua separated three cities west of the Jordan.
  7. There were six refuge cities, three on each side of the Jordan. Yet, on the east side of the Jordan there were only two and a half tribes. Why did they need three cities?
    35:14 – Because murders were more common there.
  8. To be judged as an intentional murderer, what type of weapon must the murderer use?
    35:16 – One capable of inflicting lethal injury.
  9. Why is the kohen gadol blamed for accidental deaths?
    35:25 – He should have prayed that such things not occur.
  10. When an ancestral field moves by inheritance from one tribe to another, what happens to it in Yovel?
    36:4 – It remains with the new tribe.

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Halachot
from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz'l

 אכילת בשר מראש חודש אב

מבואר במשנה במסכת תענית (דף
כו:) שגזרו חכמים, שבערב תשעה באב, דהיינו בסעודה המפסקת, שהיא הסעודה האחרונה
שאוכל לפני התענית, אין לאכול בשר, וכן אין לשתות יין, ולא יאכל אדם שני תבשילין,
כגון אורז וביצה וכדומה. והנה אף שמבואר שאין איסור מן הדין באכילת בשר אלא בסעודה
המפסקת בלבד, מכל מקום נהגו ישראל שלא לאכול בשר, מיום ראש חודש אב ועד יום עשירי
באב. ומנהגים אלו נזכרו כבר בדברי הגאונים ורבותינו הראשונים, ופשטו בכל ישראל.
ואין חילוק בין בשר בהמה לבשר עוף, שבכל אופן אסור לאכלו, ואפילו תבשיל שנתבשל עם
בשר, כגון מרק, אף על פי שמוציא ממנו את הבשר, אין לשתות ממנו, מפני טעם הבשר שיש
בו. אבל דגים אינם בכלל האיסור ומותר לאכלם
.

אכילת בשר ביום ראש
חודש וביום עשירי באב

מנהג הספרדים להקל באכילת בשר
ביום ראש חודש אב עצמו, וכפי שביארנו בהלכה הקודמת, אבל האשכנזים נוהגים להחמיר אף
ביום ראש חודש אב. ובזה הספרדים מיקלים יותר מהאשכנזים. ולעומת זאת לגבי אכילת בשר
ביום עשירי באב, מנהג הספרדים להחמיר שלא לאכול בשר ביום עשירי באב כולו, ולמנהג
האשכנזים יש להקל באכילת בשר ושתיית יין מיום עשירי באב אחר חצות היום
.

מנהג התימנים בענין
אכילת בשר

מנהג אחינו בני תימן, בכל ארצות
תימן, שלא היו נמנעים מאכילת בשת ושתיית יין, אלא בסעודה מפסקת של ערב תשעה באב,
אבל בכל שאר ימי החודש לא היו נזהרים בזה, שכן הוא עיקר דין התלמוד. אולם עתה שזכו
לעלות לארץ ישראל
,
וכאן המנהג פשוט להחמיר בזה בכל
תשעת הימים, כתב מרן הרב זצ"ל, שעליהם לנהוג בזה כמנהג ארץ ישראל, ואסור
לפרוץ גדר בזה, ובפרט שכאן ניכר יותר ענין החורבן, שרואים עין בעין מקום חורבן
הבית, ואז בודאי שייך יותר לנהוג איסור בדבר
.

אכילת בשר בערב שבת
חזון

בשבת חזון, שהיא השבת שלפני תשעה
באב (השבת שלפנינו) אוכלים בשר, ומותר לטעום בערב שבת מהתבשילים שיש בהם בשר כדי
לתקן את המאכל (כגון להוסיף מלח וכדומה) ויש מקלים לטעום מן המאכלים של שבת אף שלא
לצורך, לפי שעל פי דברי המקובלים יש ענין גדול לטעום ממאכלי השבת, ומרן הרב עובדיה
יוסף זצ"ל כתב שיש להקל בזה, והמחמיר תבוא עליו ברכה
.

אכילת בשר שנותר
משבת חזון

כתב מרן הרב זצ"ל, שאם
נשאר בשר מן המאכלים שבשלו לכבוד שבת, מותר לאכול מהם במוצאי שבת ב"סעודה
רביעית" שהיא הסעודה שאוכלים במוצאי שבת. והמיקל לאכול מבשר זה שנשאר מסעודת
שבת אף בשאר ימות השבוע, יש לו על מה שיסמוך
, ולקטנים שלא
הגיעו לגיל מצוות יש להקל באכילת בשר שנשאר משבת אף בימות החול. (אך בתנאי שלא
יבשל לכתחילה כמות גדולה לשבת בכדי שישאר לו בשר לימות החול). ולילדים קטנים מאוד
שאינם מבינים כלל את משמעות חורבן הבית, מותר לתת אף לכתחילה בשר בימים אלו, ומותר
לבשל עבורם בשר בשבוע זה שחל בו תשעה באב
.

אדם חלש הזקוק לאכילת
בשר

חולה, אף על פי שאין בו סכנה,
מותר לו לאכול בשר בימים אלו. וכן יולדת תוך שלושים יום ללידתה מותרת באכילת בשר.
וכן מינקת שהתינוק שלה חלש, ואם תמנע מאכילת בשר יוכל הדבר להשפיע לרעה על בריאות
הילד, מותרת באכילת בשר. וכן מעוברת שסובלת הרבה בהריונה יש להקל לה לאכול בשר
בימים אלו. אבל אדם בריא שאוכל בשר בזמן שנוהגים בו איסור, גדול עוונו מנשוא, והרי
הוא פורץ גדר
, ועונשו גדול.

Eating Meat Following Rosh Chodesh Av

Eating Meat Following Rosh Chodesh
Av

The Mishnah in Masechet Ta’anit (26b) tells us that on Erev Tisha Be’av during
the last meal one eats before the fast, one may not eat meat, drink wine, or
eat two cooked foods, such as rice and an egg. Although the letter of the law
dictates that the prohibition to eat meat only applies during the last meal one
eats before the fast of Tisha Be’av, nevertheless, the custom of the Jewish
nation is to abstain from eating meat from Rosh Chodesh Av until the Tenth of
Av. These customs have already been mentioned by the Geonim and early Poskim
and have been accepted by the Jewish people. There is no distinction between
meat and chicken, as it is prohibited to consume any of them. Even a food
cooked with meat, for instance a soup cooked with meat, should not be eaten
even after the meat has been removed, due to its meat flavor. Fish is not
included in this prohibition and is permitted to be eaten.

Eating Meat on Rosh Chodesh
and on the Tenth of Av

The Sephardic custom is to permit eating meat on the day of Rosh Chodesh
itself, as we have explained in the previous Halacha; Ashkenazim customarily
forbid this even on the day of Rosh Chodesh. Regarding this aspect, Sephardim
are more lenient than Ashkenazim. On the other hand, regarding eating meat on
the Tenth of Av, the Sephardic custom is to prohibit eating meat during the
entire day of the Tenth of Av (i.e. until sunset of the Tenth of Av), whereas
the Ashkenazi custom is to permit consumption of meat and wine following
halachic mid-day of the Tenth of Av.

The Yemenite Custom Regarding
Eating Meat

The custom of Yemenite Jews was to only abstain from eating meat and drinking
wine during the meal immediately preceding the fast of Tisha Be’av; however, they
would not abstain from doing so during the other days of the month of Av, in
accordance with the letter of the law of the Talmud. Nevertheless, now that
they have merited settling to Israel where the prevalent custom is to abstain
from this during the “Nine Days,” Maran Rabbeinu zt”l writes that they
should accept upon themselves the local custom and they may not act
differently. This is especially true since the destruction of the holy Temple
is felt in Israel more than in other places, for the location of the
destruction is clearly visible for all to see and it is thus certainly
befitting to act stringently in this matter.

Eating Meat on Erev Shabbat
“Chazon”

On Shabbat “Chazon,” which is the Shabbat preceding Tisha Be’av (this coming
Shabbat), one should eat meat. On may also act leniently and taste meat dishes
on Erev Shabbat to see if the dish requires any improvement (such as more salt
and the like). Some say that one may be lenient to taste from such Shabbat
dishes even when it is not necessary to do so, for according to the Mekubalim,
it is truly important to taste Shabbat dishes on Erev Shabbat. Maran Rabbeinu
Ovadia Yosef zt”l writes that one may be lenient regarding this matter;
however, one who acts stringently is truly praiseworthy.

Meat Left Over from Shabbat
“Chazon”  

Maran Rabbeinu zt”l writes that if some meat is left over from dishes
that were cooked in honor of Shabbat, one may partake of this meat on Motza’ei
Shabbat during “Seuda Revi’it” (the fourth meal of Shabbat which is
eaten upon the conclusion of Shabbat). This is especially true if one regularly
eats meat during “Seuda Revi’it.” One who is lenient and partakes of
meat left over from dishes cooked in honor of Shabbat even during the other
days of the week indeed has on whom to rely. Regarding minors who have not yet
reached Bar/Bat Mitzvah age, they may be lenient and partake of such leftover
meat on other weekdays as well. (All this applies only when one did not
intentionally cook a large amount for Shabbat in order for there to be
leftovers for during the week.) Regarding young children who do not comprehend
the matter of the destruction of the Bet Hamikdash at all, one may feed them
meat during these days and one may even cook meat for them during the week
during which Tisha Be’av falls out.

An Individual who is Weak and
Needs to Eat Meat

One who is ill, even with a non-life-threatening illness, may eat meat during
these days. Similarly, a woman who is within thirty days of giving birth may
eat meat during these days. Furthermore, if a woman is nursing a weak child and
abstaining from eating meat could possibly impact the health of the baby, she
may eat meat during this time. Similarly, a pregnant woman who suffers very
much during her pregnancy may act leniently and eat meat during these days.
However, if a healthy individual eats meat during this period when everyone
else customarily abstains from doing so, his sin is too great to bear, he is
considered a “fence-breacher,” and he will be severely punished.

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2019

מוצאי שבת

ערבית

)מוצ"ש(

שקיעה

סוף זמן קראת שמע

זמן שבת

פלג מנחה
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פלג מנחה (לבוש)

מנחה וקבלת שבת

תאריך

שבת פרשת

Shabbat

Ends

Arbit

Sunset

Shema to be read before

Candles to be
lit by

 

Earliest Candle lighting

Minha & Kabbalat Shabbat*

Date

Parasha

PM

PM

PM

AM

PM

PM

PM

PM

 

 

10:19

10:10

9:13

9:15

9:00

8:14

7:36

7:10

26/27 July

פינחס (ש''מ)

 

*    For those not in the Bet Hakeneset, but wishing to
bring in Shabbat with the Kahal, candles should be lit about 30 minutes after
the time listed for Minha and Kabbalat Shabbat. (Unless the time listed in the
‘latest
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when candles should be lit by that time, in all
cases.
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  1. Why was Pinchas not originally a kohen?
    25:13 – Kehuna (priesthood) was given to Aharon and his sons (not grandsons), and to any of their descendants born after they were anointed. Pinchas, Aharon's grandson, was born prior to the anointing.
  2. Why was Moav spared the fate of Midian?
    25:18 – For the sake of Ruth, a future descendant of Moav.
  3. What does the yud and hey added to the family names testify?
    26:5 – That the families were truly children of their tribe.
  4. Korach and his congregation became a "sign." What do they signify?
    26:10 – That kehuna was given forever to Aharon and his sons, and that no one should ever dispute this.
  5. Why did Korach's children survive?
    26:11 – Because they repented.
  6. Name six families in this Parsha whose names are changed.
    26:13,16,24,38,39,42 – Zerach, Ozni, Yashuv, Achiram, Shfufam, Shucham.
  7. Who was Yaakov's only living granddaughter at the time of the census?
    26:46 – Serach bat Asher
  8. How many years did it take to conquer the Land? How many to divide the Land?
    26:53 – Seven years. Seven years.
  9. Two brothers leave Egypt and die in the midbar. One brother has three sons. The other brother has only one son. When these four cousins enter the Land, how many portions will the one son get?
    26:55 – Two portions. That is, the four cousins merit four portions among them. These four portions are then split among them as if their fathers were inheriting them; i.e., two portions to one father and two portions to the other father.
  10. What do Yocheved, Ard and Na'aman have in common?
    26:24,56 – They came down to Mitzrayim in their mothers' wombs.
  11. Why did the decree to die in the desert not apply to the women?
    26:64 – In the incident of the meraglim, only the men wished to return to Egypt. The women wanted to enter Eretz Yisrael.
  12. What trait did Tzlofchad's daughters exhibit that their ancestor Yosef also exhibited?
    27:1 – Love for Eretz Yisrael.
  13. Why does the Torah change the order of Tzlofchad's daughters' names?
    27:1 – To teach that they were equal in greatness.
  14. Tzlofchad died for what transgression?
    27:3 – Rabbi Akiva says that Tzlofchad gathered sticks on Shabbat. Rabbi Shimon says that Tzlofchad was one who tried to enter Eretz Yisraelafter the sin of the meraglim.
  15. Why did Moshe use the phrase "G-d of the spirits of all flesh"?
    27:16 – He was asking G-d, who knows the multitude of dispositions among the Jewish People, to appoint a leader who can deal with each person on that person's level.
  16. Moshe "put some of his glory" upon Yehoshua. What does this mean?
    27:20 – That Yehoshua's face beamed like the moon.
  17. Where were the daily offerings slaughtered?
    28:3 – At a spot opposite the sun. The morning offering was slaughtered on the west side of the slaughtering area and the afternoon offering on the east side.
  18. Goats are brought as musaf sin-offerings. For what sin do they atone?
    28:15 – For unnoticed ritual impurity of the Sanctuary or its vessels.
  19. Why is Shavuot called Yom Habikkurim?
    28:26 – The Shavuot double-bread offering was the first wheat-offering made from the new crop.
  20. What do the 70 bulls offered on Succot symbolize?
    29:18 – The seventy nations.

 

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Halachot
from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz'l

 ברכת שהחיינו בימי בין המצרים

ברכה על פרי חדש בימי בין
המצרים

טוב
ליזהר מלברך ברכת "שהחיינו" בימי בין המצרים, מליל שבעה עשר בתמוז ועד
אחרי תשעה באב, על פרי חדש, או על בגד חדש. ויניח את הפרי או הבגד עד לאחר תשעה
באב, ולא יאכלנו בלא לברך שהחיינו
.

ומקור
המנהג הוא מספר חסידים שכתב שלא היו אוכלים פרי חדש בבין המצרים, כי אמרו, איך
נברך
"שהחיינו וקיימנו והגיענו לזמן הזה" והוא זמן פורענות
וימי צרה לעם ישראל
. וכן
כתב מרן בשלחן ערוך, שטוב להזהר מלומר "שהחיינו" בבין המצרים על פרי או
על מלבוש. ואף רבינו האר"י כתב, שאין לברך שהחיינו בימי בין המצרים. וכן
הסכימו רוב האחרונים. (חזון עובדיה עמוד קכט
).

ומעוברת
(אשה בהריון) שרואה פרי חדש ומתאווה לאכול ממנו. מותר לה לאכול פרי חדש בימי בין
המצרים. ותברך עליו שהחיינו
.

בשבתות
שבתוך ימי בין המצרים מותר לברך שהחיינו על פרי חדש או על בגד חדש. ומכל מקום אחר
ראש חודש אב, נכון להחמיר שלא לברך שהחיינו על בגד חדש אפילו בשבת. ומכל מקום על
פרי חדש יש להקל לברך אף בשבת זו שאחר ראש חודש אב
.

ואף
שלכאורה אין לחלק בזה בין פרי לבגד, שבשני המקרים הוא אומר "שהחיינו וקיימנו
והגיענו לזמן הזה" על זמן שהוא ימי אבלות. מכל מקום יש הטעם לחלק בין בגד
לפרי, משום שלדעת הרמ"א אסור ללבוש בגד חדש אחר ראש חודש אב, וזאת ללא קשר
לברכת שהחיינו. אבל באכילת פרי חדש אין איסור מצד עצם אכילת הפרי
, רק מצד ברכת שהחיינו שאין
לברכה בימים אלו, לפיכך פרי חדש מותר לאכלו בשבת אף לאחר ראש חודש אב, אבל בבגד
נכון להחמיר. וכן פסק מרן רבינו עובדיה יוסף שליט"א בספרו שו"ת יחוה דעת
(ח"א סימן לז
).

ולסיכום: אין לברך שהחיינו על בגד או פרי
חדש בימי בין המצרים. ובשבתות שבימי בין המצרים אפשר להקל בדבר. ובשבת שחלה אחר
ראש חודש אב, יש להחמיר בזה לגבי בגד חדש, אבל לגבי פרי חדש אפשר להקל
.

ומותר
לקנות בגדים חדשים בימי בין המצרים, עד ראש חודש אב. אך אין ללובשם עד לאחר תשעה
באב. כמו שכתבנו

Reciting the “Shehecheyanu” Blessing during the “Three
Weeks”

It is proper to abstain from
reciting the “Shehecheyanu” blessing during the three weeks between the
Seventeenth of Tammuz and the Ninth of Av on a new fruit or a new garment. One
should leave the new fruit or garment for after Tisha Be’av rather than to eat
the fruit or wear the garment without reciting “Shehecheyanu.”

The source for this custom can be found in the Sefer Chassidim who writes that
they would not eat a new fruit during the “Three Weeks,” for how can one recite
the blessing of “Who has given us life, sustained us, and allowed us to reach
this time,” during such a tragic period? Maran HaShulchan Aruch likewise writes
that it is preferable to abstain from reciting the “Shehecheyanu” blessing on a
new fruit or garment during the “Three Weeks.” Rabbeinu Ha’Ari z”l rules likewise as do the
consensus of the Acharonim. (Chazon Ovadia-Arba Ta’aniyot, page 129)

If a pregnant woman sees a new fruit during the “Three Weeks” and craves it,
she may indeed eat this fruit during this time and she should recite the
“Shehecheyanu” blessing before eating it.

On Shabbatot that fall out during the “Three Weeks,” one may recite
“Shehecheyanu” on a new fruit or garment. Nevertheless, following Rosh Chodesh
Av, it is preferable to abstain from reciting “Shehecheyanu” on a new garment even
on Shabbat. However, regarding reciting the “Shehecheyanu” blessing on a new
fruit on the Shabbat following Rosh Chodesh Av, one may be lenient and do so.

Although it would seem that there should be no distinction between reciting
“Shehecheyanu” on a new fruit or a new garment, for one is ultimately
exclaiming that Hashem has “Given us life, sustained us, and allowed us to
reach this time” in both instances during a period of mourning, nevertheless,
the difference between a garment and a fruit is that according to the Rama,
following Rosh Chodesh Av, one may not wear a new garment regardless of its
“Shehecheyanu” blessing; however, regarding eating a new fruit, there is no
prohibition to do so due to the essence of the fruit; rather it is only prohibited
because of the “Shehecheyanu” blessing that must be recited on it that should
not be recited during this time of year. Thus, a new fruit may be eaten on the
Shabbat following Rosh Chodesh Av; however, regarding wearing a new garment on
this Shabbat, one should act stringently and not do so. Maran Harav Ovadia
Yosef Shlit”a rules accordingly in his Responsa Yechave Da’at (Volume 1,
Chapter 37).

Summary: One should not recite the “Shehecheyanu” blessing on a new
fruit or a new garment during the “Three Weeks.” There is room for leniency,
however, on Shabbatot which fall out during the “Three Weeks.” Nevertheless, on
the Shabbat following Rosh Chodesh Av, one should be stringent regarding a new
garment but there is still room for leniency regarding a new fruit.

It is permissible to purchase new clothing during this period until Rosh
Chodesh Av; however, they should not be worn until after Tisha Be’av, as we
have explained

 

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Summer
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2019

מוצאי שבת

ערבית

)מוצ"ש(

שקיעה

סוף זמן קראת שמע

זמן שבת

פלג מנחה
(תה״ד)

פלג מנחה (לבוש)

מנחה וקבלת שבת

תאריך

שבת פרשת

Shabbat

Ends

Arbit

Sunset

Shema to be read before

Candles to be
lit by

 

Earliest Candle lighting

Minha & Kabbalat Shabbat*

Date

Parasha

PM

PM

PM

AM

PM

PM

PM

PM

 

 

10:33

10:25

9:23

9:10

9:10

8:24

7:44

7:30

19/20 July

בלק

 

*    For those not in the Bet Hakeneset, but wishing to
bring in Shabbat with the Kahal, candles should be lit about 30 minutes after
the time listed for Minha and Kabbalat Shabbat. (Unless the time listed in the
‘latest
candle lighting’ column is earlier,
when candles should be lit by that time, in all
cases.
)

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Pirke Avot 5:50 pm

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 All references are to the verses and Rashi's commentary, unless otherwise stated

  1. Why did Moav consult specifically with Midian regarding their strategy against the Jews?
    22:4 – Since Moshe grew up in Midian, the Moabites thought the Midianites might know wherein lay Moshe's power.
  2. What was Balak's status before becoming Moav's king?
    22:4 – He was a prince of Midian.
  3. Why did G-d grant prophecy to the evil Bilaam?
    22:5 – So the other nations couldn't say, "If we had had prophets, we also would have become righteous."
  4. Why did Balak think Bilaam's curse would work?
    22:6 – Because Bilaam's curse had helped Sichon defeat Moav.
  5. When did Bilaam receive his prophecies?
    22:8 – Only at night.
  6. G-d asked Bilaam, "Who are these men with you?" What did Bilaam deduce from this question?
    22:9 – He mistakenly reasoned that G-d isn't all-knowing.
  7. How do we know Bilaam hated the Jews more than Balak did?
    22:11 – Balak wanted only to drive the Jews from the land. Bilaam sought to exterminate them completely.
  8. What is evidence of Bilaam's arrogance?
    22:13 – He implied that G-d wouldn't let him go with the Moabite princes due to their lesser dignity.
  9. In what way was the malach that opposed Bilaam an angel of mercy?
    22:22 – It mercifully tried to stop Bilaam from sinning and destroying himself.
  10. How did Bilaam die?
    22:23 – He was killed with a sword.
  11. Why did the malach kill Bilaam's donkey?
    22:33 – So that people shouldn't see it and say, "Here's the donkey that silenced Bilaam." G-d is concerned with human dignity.
  12. Bilaam compared his meeting with an angel to someone else's meeting with an angel. Who was the other person and what was the comparison?
    22:34 – Avraham. Bilaam said, "G-d told me to go but later sent an angel to stop me. The same thing happened to Avraham: G-d told Avraham to sacrifice Yitzchak but later canceled the command through an angel."
  13. Bilaam told Balak to build seven altars. Why specifically seven?
    23:4 – Corresponding to the seven altars built by the Avot. Bilaam said to G-d, "The Jewish People's ancestors built seven altars, but I alone have built altars equal to all of them."
  14. Who in Jewish history seemed fit for a curse, but got a blessing instead?
    23:8 – Yaakov, when Yitzchak blessed him.
  15. Why are the Jewish People compared to lions?
    23:24 – They rise each morning and "strengthen" themselves to do mitzvot.
  16. On Bilaam's third attempt to curse the Jews, he changed his strategy. What was different?
    24:1 – He began mentioning the Jewish People's sins, hoping thus to be able to curse them.
  17. What were Bilaam's three main characteristics?
    24:2 – An evil eye, pride and greed.
  18. What did Bilaam see that made him decide not to curse the Jews?
    24:2 – He saw each tribe dwelling without intermingling. He saw the tents arranged so no one could see into his neighbor's tent.
  19. What phrase in Bilaam's self-description can be translated in two opposite ways, both of which come out meaning the same thing?
    24:3 – "Shatum ha'ayin." It means either "the poked-out eye," implying blindness in one eye; or it means "the open eye", which means vision but implies blindness in the other eye.
  20. Bilaam told Balak that the Jews' G-d hates what?
    24:14 – Promiscuity.

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Halachot
from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz'l


ימי "בין המצרים"

הבהרה:
באחת
ההלכות האחרונות
, פירסמנו שמותר להשתמש במדיח כלים, לכלי
חלב וכלי בשר יחד, ועיקר ההיתר היה, מאחר והסבון המעורב במי המדיח, פוגם את כל המאכלים
שבתוכו, עוד לפני שהמים רותחים. ועתה קיבלנו פניות רבות, שיש בזה בעיה מצד
המציאות, כי ישנם מדיחי כלים, שמזרימים מים רותחים עוד לפני כניסת הסבון למדיח.
לכן עלינו להבהיר, שבודאי במדיח כזה, אין להשתמש לכלי בשר וכלי חלב יחד. ולשמועים
ינעם
.

ימי "בין המצרים"

הימים שבין שבעה
עשר בתמוז לבין תשעה באב, נקראים ימי "בין המצרים" על שם הפסוק
(במגילת איכה פרק
א 

 ג) "כל רודפיה השיגוה בין המצרים", ואמרו רבותינו זכרונם לברכה,
שְאֵלוּ הימים, הם הימים שבין שבעה עשר בתמוז לתשעה באב
, שבהם נכנסו
האויבים לירושלים עיר קדשנו ותפארתנו, ופרעו פרעות בישראל, עד יום תשעה באב, שבו
החריבו את בית המקדש בעוונות הרבים, ומאז ועד היום עם ישראל אינו יושב בטח, ותמיד
קמים עליו אויבים מבית ומחוץ
.

ואף
על פי שזכינו תהלות לאל עליון, לחזור לארץ קדשינו בצורה יחסית חופשית, עדיין לא
זכינו לגאולה שלימה, כי בית חיינו חרב, ואומות העולם מציקות לעם ישראל יום יום,
והצרות תוכפות יותר ויותר. ועל הכל, מבחינה רוחנית, שאנו רחוקים מאד מהגאולה
האמיתית, עד שישוב ה' וירחם על נחלתו, וישוב לגאול אותנו גאולה שלימה, גאולת
עולמים
.

דרגות
האבלות בימים אלה, ושבוע שחל בו תשעה באב

במשך
השבוע נבאר את דיני "בין המצרים" (ממה שכתבנו בשנים קודמות, ובתוספת
נופך). ודינים אלו מחולקים. שמיום י"ז בתמוז ועד ראש חודש אב, נוהגים מעט
מנהגי אבלות. ומיום ראש חודש אב, מוסיפים על מנהגים אלה עוד מנהגים אחרים
.
ולאחר
מכן בשבוע שחל בו תשעה באב, נוהגים מנהגי אבלות נוספים
.

ובשנה
זו (תשע"ג) שבוע שחל בו תשעה באב, יחול מיום ראשון ז' באב, (כלומר, סך הכל
יומיים לפני תשעה באב, הם בכלל שבוע שחל בו תשעה באב
).

תיקון
חצות

מכיון
שימי "בין המצרים" הם ימי אבל לעם ישראל, נוהגים בהם כמה מנהגי אבל
,
וחסידים
ואנשי מעשה נוהגים לומר "תיקון חצות" אחר חצות היום בימי בין המצרים.
(חצות היום, היינו, שמחלקים את הלילה, מהשקיעה עד הזריחה לשתיים
,
והנקודה
האמצעית, היא "חצות" הלילה, מלשון "מחצית", ובאותה השעה ביום,
הוא זמן חצות היום. ובהרבה לוחות שנה מופיעה זמן חצות היום, או חצות הלילה
,
שהוא
שווה לזמן חצות היום), ואומרים "תיקון רחל" שבו פסוקים של בכי וצער על
חורבן בית המקדש, ומנהג זה הוא מנהג ותיקין, והביאו מרן החיד"א בספרו מורה
באצבע, וכתב שכן נהגו בארץ ישראל על פי דברי רבינו האר"י ז"ל, וכן כתב
עוד בספרו שו"ת יוסף אומץ. וכתב שנוהגים לומר "תקון רחל", משום
שתקון רחל מיוסד על בכיה ומספד על חורבן הבית. והביא עוד מדברי רבינו האר"י
שכתב שמנהג טוב וכשר לכל בעל נפש לישב באבילות אחר חצות היום בכל ימי בין המצרים,
ולבכות בכיה ממש על חורבן הבית. עד כאן. ובודאי שעל ידי אמירת תיקון חצות יתעורר
כל אחד להצטער על חורבן בית המקדש וכל הצרות שבאו עלינו ועל אבותינו מתוך הגלות
המרה הזו
.

וכן
נוהג מרן הרב עובדיה יוסף שליט"א, לעורר את הצבור לומר תקון חצות בזמן חצות
היום בימי בין המצרים
. (ותיקון רחל מודפס בסידורים). וכן היו
נוהגים לאמרו בישיבת "פורת יוסף
" בירושלים. ויש נוהגים
לומר "תיקון חצות" בכל ימות השנה בחצות הלילה, ותבא עליהם ברכה
.

 

 

The “Three Weeks"

The Period of the “Three
Weeks”

The three week period between the Seventeenth of Tammuz and the Ninth of Av is dubbed
by our Sages “Between the Straits,” based on the verse (Eicha 1, 3), “All of
her enemies overtook her between the straits.” Our Sages tell us that these
three weeks between the Seventeenth of Tammuz and the Ninth of Av are when our
enemies entered the holy city of Jerusalem and massacred countless Jewish
people until the Ninth of Av when they finally succeeded in destroying the Holy
Temple. From that day on, the Jewish people no longer dwell securely and we
must endure enemies attacking us from the outside as well as within.

Although, thank G-d, we have merited returning to the holy land relatively
freely, we have nevertheless not yet merited the ultimate redemption, for our
Bet Hamikdash still lies in ruins, the nations of the world are constantly on
the offensive against the Jewish nation, and our tragedies multiply
exponentially every day. We are indeed very spiritually distant from the final
redemption and we hope and pray that Hashem pities us and redeems us once and
for all, speedily in our days.

The Levels of Mourning during this Period and the Laws of the Week during
which Tisha Be’av Falls Out This Year

In the following Halachot we shall, G-d-willing, discuss the laws of the “Three
Weeks.” There are various degrees of mourning observed during this period: From
the Seventeenth of Tammuz until Rosh Chodesh Av, few mourning customs are
observed. From the day of Rosh Chodesh Av, some more mourning customs are
added. During the week during which Tisha Be’av falls out, even more mourning
customs are observed.

This year, 5773, the laws of the week during which Tisha Be’av falls out apply
beginning from Sunday, the 7th of Av (meaning that only two days are
included in the category of laws which apply during the week during which Tisha
Be’av falls out).

Reciting “Tikun Chatzot”
Since these days are a time of mourning for the Jewish nation, we customarily
observe some customs pertaining to mourning. Pious and upstanding people
customarily recite “Tikun Chatzot” (Psalms and prayers related to the destruction
of the Bet Hamikdash) after Halachic midday during the “Three Weeks” (Halachic midday is calculated by
splitting the night time hours between sunset and sunrise and the mid-point is
Halachic midnight. The exact same time
during the day is
Halachic midday. Many Jewish calendars state either only Halachic midnight or midday since they
are in essence the same time.) “Tikun Rachel,” which includes verses that
lament the destruction of the Bet Hamikdash, is recited. Maran HaChida in his
works “Moreh Ba’Etzba” and “Yosef Ometz” writes that this is an ancient custom
that was observed in Israel based on the words of the holy Arizal. He writes
that the custom is to recite “Tikun Rachel” because it is based on weeping and
lamentation for the destruction of holy Temple. He adds in the name of the Ari
who writes that it is a worthy custom to sit and mourn after the
Halachic midday every day during the
“Three Weeks,” including shedding actual tears for the destruction of the Bet
Hamikdash. Through reciting “Tikun Chatzot,” one will surely be moved to tears
because of the sorrow of the destruction of the Bet Hamikdash and all of the
other suffering we and our forefathers have endured during this long and
arduous exile.

Maran Harav Ovadia Yosef Shlit”a indeed encourages his congregation to recite
“Tikun Chatzot” after Halachic midday during the period of the “Three Weeks.”
(“Tikun Rachel” is printed in most Siddurim.) This was indeed the custom in
Yeshivat Porat Yosef in Jerusalem. Some actually have the custom to recite
“Tikun Chatzot” throughout the entire year after
Halachic midnight, and they shall
indeed be blessed.

 

 

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