Newsletter Parashat Ki Tabo

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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



Mincha next week will be at 6:45 pm

followed by Arbit

Please support our minyanim whenever possible


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
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 or before THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

Hashana (2 days)                       _______

2)     ONLY Yom Kippur                                          _______

BOTH (Rosh Hashana
and Yom Kippur)       _______


Please let us know below who the seat
is for:

Name  _______________________________

2)     Name  _______________________________

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


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


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.





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
at 11am

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



Shabbat Times

לוח זמני תפלה לקיץ תשע

Timetable 5779

מוצאי שבת




סוף זמן קראת שמע

זמן שבת

פלג מנחה

פלג מנחה (לבוש)

מנחה וקבלת שבת


שבת פרשת





Shema to be read before

Candles to be
lit by


Earliest Candle lighting

Minha & Kabbalat Shabbat*





















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
candle lighting’ column is earlier,
when candles should be lit by that time, in all

Youth Club 4:00 pm

Avot Ubanim 5:00 pm

Mincha 6:00 pm

Followed by


Tehilim straight after Musaf


Anyone wishing
to donate a Kiddush Please email Moorlanenews


& 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.



from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz'l

ההכנות לימי הדין

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

השם "אלול

מרן הרב עובדיה יוסף , ש"אלול", כלומר, משמעות השם של החודש
", 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

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

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

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

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.

Definition of the Name, "Elul"

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.

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.

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.



Shabbat Shalom

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