Hamevasser – Parashat Behar

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 19:10/ 7:10pm
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 19:00/ 7:00pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation

Bnei Mitzvah

We are all invited by the Richman family to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of their son Ariel on Thursday, May 16, at 9 am. Mazal Tov to Ariel and the Richman family.

We are also invited by the Levi family to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of their son Ido on Thursday, May 16, at 5 pm. Mazal Tov to Ido and the Levi family


Wanted – Kiddushim

Not every Shabbat do we have a celebration – a Bar-Mitzvah or Shabbat Hatan. We are looking for members who want to volunteer a Kiddush: to mark a personal celebration, to mark a jahrzeit – or just for the fun of it!!

Please contact Rav Barry to coordinate the Kiddush.


Events in the Masorti Movement

Kabbalat Shabbat near the Kotel

The Masorti movement is happy to announce the launching of a new program – Egalitarian, Halachic Kabalat Shabbat in the “Families’ Kotel” – Every friday at 18:00

For details see https://www.ezratisrael.com/kabbalatshabbat


In a Stranger’s Grave

Theater and Theology announces their spring 2019 production “In a Stranger’s Grave” by Miriam Metziger.

the explosive new play that challenges us to define sincere conversion

Directed by Yael Valier

At the Khan Theater, Jerusalem, May 21, 22, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 13

Each performance is followed by a discussion with a scholar. For details click here.


Wanted!- Haftorah readers

We are looking for men and women who want the honor of reading a haftarah when there is no bar mitzvah.
Contact Rav Barry or Yiftah to choose a date. They will be happy help you to prepare.


Bnei Mitzvah Calendar

Thursday, May 30 – Yuval Mironi

Thursday, June 6 – Itay Meital

Thursday, June 28 – Elad Rashba

Thurdsay, July 4 – Samuel Cohen


Adult Education

This week the lecture will be postponed and will be held on Tuesday, at 7:00pm

Woman’s Voice Series – Join us to learn modern midrashim from the book Dirshuni – Women interpretation of the Jewish sacred texts. Every Monday at 7:00pm



Mother of Reuven Boxman (Saturday, May 18)

Mother of Yehuda Tamir (Tuesday, May 21)

Mother of Rafi Edan (Thursday, May 23)

Father of Dalia Rubin (Thursday, May 23)

Father of Nehama Talpaz (Thursday, May 23)



Members who want to recite Kaddish on the actual date of the Yahrzeit are invited to contact Rav Barry so that he can arrange a minyan.


A few words from Rabbi Barry

Erev Shabbat Parashat Behar

Quickie Dvar Torah:

In the Parsha it is written: VaYikra 25 35- When your brother becomes impoverished and loses the ability to support himself in the community, you must come to his aid. Help him survive, whether he is a proselyte or a native [Israelite].

The following Talmudic text teaches how to observe the Mitzva ” you must come to his aid. Help him survive…”

Bavli Sanhedrin 104 a

The Sages said to Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi: Young students came [today] to the study hall and said things [the likes of ]which were not said [even] in the days of Joshua bin Nun. [These children who only knew the Hebrew alphabet interpreted the letters homiletically.]

“Alef (followed by ] beit” [means] learn the wisdom [bina]

[in Aramaic Alef means to learn, eg. "Ulpan"- the place you
learn Hebrew.]

[“Bina” refers to the Torah. “Alef Beit”- suggests “learn Torah”.]

“Gimmel dalet” [means] give to the poor [gemol dalim]. 

Why is the leg of the “gimmel” extended toward the “dalet”? Because it is the manner of one who bestows loving-kindness to pursue the poor. [the person runs towards the needy person.]

And why is the leg of the “dalet” extended toward the “gimmel”? [It is so] that [a poor person] will make himself available to him [who wants to give him charity]. 

And why does the “dalet” face away from the “gimmel”? [It is to teach] that one should give [charity] discreetly so that [the poor person] will not be embarrassed by him. 

Song of the Week


Lyrics- Chamutal ben Ze’ev-Music- Boaz Sharabi

To give the soul and the heart,

To give,

To give when you love.

And however one finds the difference

Between taking and receiving

You will yet learn to give, to give…

To discover secrets [in secret]

To release the tangle of connection

When your heart is pinched

By every smile, every look

You are careful, you know,

And aside from you, no one hears

Walking a fine line, trying not to offend

And filling the free time


To give the soul and the heart

To give when you love

You will yet learn to give, to give

You learn with the years

To build buildings together

To live with all the changes.

To weave, with her, a life=s story

And to get through difficult days

In distress and troubled times

To always know how to give in, 

and to keep the love alive


To see in the midst of the fall, 

That there is room for forgiveness

It=s always possible to start again

Like a new day, like the usual – to give

You will yet learn to give, to give

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