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שבת שלום

Rabbi Bergson together with the Honorary Officers welcome you and wish you Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tovah

Hebrew Date Sedra English Date
Shabbat 25 Ellul 5777 Nitzavim Vayelech Saturday 16th September 2017

Chazak ve-ematz [Deut. 31:7] are the words which Moses uses to pass his authority to Joshua. It is interesting to note that the gematria of the phrase is 115, and that of Moses 345, which is three times the former number and corresponds to the threefold use of the phrase. This observation seems to enforce the idea of the transfer of power.

It is used by Hashem [ibid:31:23] and occurs a number of times at the beginning of the book of Joshua.

The difference between the two verses in our Parsha are as follows:

Verse 7 Verse 23
"In the eyes of the children of Israel" "The children of Israel"
"You will go" "You will bring"
"Which Hashem has sworn to their fathers" "Which I have sworn to them"

The Kli YaKar (16th Century Poland) alerts us to the above and in essence explains it by saying that once brought to Israel by the merits of their forefathers, the continued residence of the children of Israel is dependent on them alone.  Before entering the land of Israel Joshua’s rank needed to be overt but once in situ his status would be ingrained in their subconscious. 

The status of “The Days of Awe” as they approach has to be elevated to emphasize their importance. Once they have passed, hopefully our engagement with them will be ingrained in our subconscious. 

Shabbat Shalom. Shana Tovah.         

Jeffrey Samuels


Shabbat times this week

Shabbat begins in Pinner 7:01pm
Minchah and Kabbalat Shabbat 7:15pm
Shacharit 9:30am
Shabbat Minchah 7:00pm
Shabbat ends and Ma'ariv 8:00pm

Service Times

      Morning Evening
Sunday  17th September 8.15am 9.45pm
Monday 18th September 6.50am 9.45pm
Tuesday 19th September 7.00am 9.45pm
Wednesday 20th September Erev Rosh Hashanah 7.30am 7.00pm
Rosh Hashanah begins and candle lighting   6.49pm
Thursday 21st September Rosh Hashanah 8.15am 6.45pm
Family Service (Henry Jackson Centre) 11.00am  
Tashlich   6.15pm
1st Day ends / candle lighting for 2nd Day not before   7.48pm
Friday 22nd September Rosh Hashanah 8.15am 6.45pm
Shabbat begins and candle lighting before   6.45pm

Selichot services will take place in Pinner Shul on 17-19th inc and 24-27th September in at 10pm, preceded by Ma'ariv at 9.45pm

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Events Coming Up

Starting at
ShabbatUK 2017 27 October 2017 - 5:30pm
PIC: Sir Malcolm Rifkind 1 November 2017 - 8:30pm
Games Afternoon - November 2017 6 November 2017 - 2:30pm
Film Club : Freedom Writers 7 November 2017 - 8:00pm
Maturians: Czeck Memorial Scrolls Museum 15 November 2017 - 11:00am
Charity Dinner Dance arranged by Maturians 26 November 2017 - 6:00pm
Film Club : Aida's Secret 2 December 2017 - 8:00pm
Games Afternoon - December 2017 4 December 2017 - 2:30pm
Chanukah Glow Party 2017 17 December 2017 - 4:00pm
Maturians: 'Deli-Man' The Movie 20 December 2017 - 7:00pm


Regular Events Running This Week

Seed : Autumn 2017

On: 19 September 2017 - 8:30pm

Seed : Autumn 2017

On: 26 September 2017 - 8:30pm