Hamevasser – Parashat Pinhas

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 19:24/ 7:24pm –
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 19:00/ 7:00pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation

Bar Mitzvah

On Thursday, July 19 at 6:00pm we will celebrate with the Kfir family the Bar Mitzvah of Gal. Mazal Tov to Gal and the Kfir Family

This coming Shabbat we are celebrating with the Yitzhaki family the Bar Mitzvah of Eitan. Mazal Tov to Eitan and the Yitzhaki 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


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

Saturday, August 24 – Itai Merlov

Saturday, August 31 – Itai Young

Saturday, September 7 – Itai Strugo

Thursday, September 12 – Ido Mor

Saturday, September 14 – Itai Yagur

Saturday, September 21 – Gur Binder-Bendit

Saturday, September 28 – Tomer Leizer


Adult Education

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 Sally Izakov (Saturday, 20 Jul)

Father of Michal Peled (Tuesday, 23 Jul)

Kehilat Torat Hayyim remebers – with the rest of Israel – the visionary of the state of Israel – Binyamin Ze’ev (Theodor) Herzl (Tuesday, 23 Jul)



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 Pinhas

Quickie Dvar Torah

1. From Al HaTorah by Rabbi Mordechai HaKohen- The verse in B’midbar 25:12 states  with regard to Pinehas:“Wherefore say: Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace [shalom]”

In Tractate Kedushin 66 b it is taught:

The Gemara comments: But is “shalom”  written,  “shalem” is written. Rav Naḥman says: The letter vav in the word shalom is severed. According to tradition, this letter is written with a break in it, and therefore the word can be read as though the vav were missing.

From this calligraphic anomaly we learn that fanaticism is, to say the least, problematic. Even if certain behavior demands a strong response the end doesn’t justify the means. We learn from this that although Pinchas’ behavior brought an end to the plague and had a positive impact, the peace that was achieved, as a result of Pinchas’ aggressive act, was a broken peace achieved by unlawful actions.

2. Enjoy a great Dvar Torah by Dr. Avshalom Kor on the Daughters of Zelafchad-

Notes from Dr. Kor’s talk:

B’midbar 27:1- The daughters of Zelophehad, of Manassite family—son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh son of Joseph—came forward. The names of the daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 2They stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the chieftains, and the whole assembly, at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, and they said, 3“Our father died in the wilderness. He was not one of the faction, Korah’s faction, which banded together against the Lord, but died for his own sin; and he has left no sons. 4Let not our father’s name be lost to his clan just because he had no son! Give us a holding among our father’s kinsmen!”

Dr. Kor notes that the roots of the women’s names imply movement and action.

Sifrei Bamidbar 133:1-4-R. Nathan said: Women’s tenacity is stronger than men’s. The men of Israel [being willing to give up the Land] said, “Let us make a captain and let us return to Egypt” (Num. 14:4). But Israel’s women insisted, “Give unto us a possession.”


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