Hamevasser – Parashat Devarim

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 19:09/ 7:09pm –
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 19:00/ 7:00pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation

The Tisha B’Av

fast will be observed on Sunday, the 10th of Av, 11.8.19.

The Fast begins on Shabbat (10.8) at 19:30.

Shabbat ends at 20:10 pm

The five prohibitions of Yom Kippur apply to Tisha B’Av: Eating/Drinking, Applying oils or lotions to the skin, Washing, Marital relations, Wearing leather shoes.

The chaverim are invited to study the “Agadot HaChurban” (Rabbinic Legends about the destruction of the Second Temple) with Yiftah Shapir and to read the Book of Eicha-Lamentations after Shabbat at 20:45.

On Motzash we do not recite Havdala. Instead of Havdala we say- Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L’chol.

Sunday, Fast of Tisha B’Av, 11.8.19 -Shacharit (without Talit and Tefillin) at 07:00

Sunday Mincha (with Talit and Tefillin) – 18: 45

Fast ends at -19: 58

We recite Havdala (without a candle or spices) after Havdala.

Please help us make a Minyan on Tisha B’av.

Please let us know which Service you will be attending: Sunday Shacharit – Sunday Mincha

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

On Monday, Aug 12 Rabbi Barry’s class will not take place.



Grandmother of Gerald Fraser (Sunday, 11 Aug)

Father of Sharon Halle (Sunday, 11 Aug)

Father of Yaffa Ori (Sunday, 11 Aug)

Father of Marcia Young (Tuesday, 13 Aug)




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 Devarim – Shabbat Hazon

Quickie Dvar Torah

Parshat Devarim , always falls during the week before Tisha B’Av or on Tisha B’Av, as it does this year. This coming Shabbat is also called “Shabbat Chazon (Vision)” after the opening words of the Haftarah:(Isaiah 1: 1) The prophecies-“Vision” of Isaiah son of Amoz, who prophesied concerning Judah and Jerusalem…

The Haftarah is the third in the series of Haftarot called “T’lata D’puranita” – the Three Prophetic Readings of Rebuke. We generally find a connection between the content of the haftara and the weekly parsha. But, between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av the content of the Haftarot is related to the Hebrew calendar and the events that befell the Israelites during this period.

In the Haftara of “vision” Isaiah admonishes and rebukes the people and says: (Isaiah 1) 3 An ox knows its owner, An ass its master’s crib: (however) Israel does not know, (its God), My people (do things thoughtlessly)” 4 Ah, sinful nation! People laden with iniquity! 23 Your rulers are rogues And cronies of thieves, Every one avid for presents And greedy for gifts; They do not judge the case of the orphan, And the widow’s cause never reaches them.

Isaiah agonizes over the fact that the people have lost their way, behave thoughtlessly, without values ​​and without direction. According to Helen Keller, Isaiah is speaking to a “pathetic people who see, but have no ‘vision’.”

And what is this special vision? It is “The vision of the prophets of Israel” as mentioned in the Megilat HaAtzmaut and summarized accurately by Isaiah:

Isaiah 11: 4 Thus he shall judge the poor with equity, And decide with justice for the lowly of the land. …. 5 Justice shall be the girdle of his loins, And faithfulness the girdle of his waist. 6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard lie down with the kid; The calf, the beast of prey, and the fatling together, With a little boy to herd them. 7 The cow and the bear shall graze, Their young shall lie down together; And the lion, like the ox, shall eat straw.

Isaiah 58 6 .. unlock fetters of wickedness, And untie the cords of the yoke To let the oppressed go free; To break off every yoke. 7 It is to share your bread with the hungry,

And to take the wretched poor into your home; When you see the naked, to clothe him,

And not to ignore your own kin.


Song of the Week

Elli Zion

Performed by Ronit Keinan

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