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M A Weekly - Bulletin Aug 21 2021 - KI TAVO - 20 ELUL 5781

08/26/2021 01:13:37 PM



SHABBAT TIMES                   THIS WEEK

Friday Night
Candle Lighting: 7:22p


Shabbat Day
Shaharit - Minyan: 9am @ Spanish

Minha - Seuda Shlishit: 7:15 @ Chevra
Havdalah (end of shabbat): 8:39p


Sunday Morning
Shaharit - 8AM @ Chevra






on her Birthday


To BENJAMIN & NATHALIE HADID on their 3rd WEDDING Anniversary




on his Birthday




on his Birthday




on his  HEBREW Birthday

Moché Harari Ben Ytshak,

pére de Vivianne Mosseri

Bonjour / Hello [nickname_else_first_name],


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Table of contents

1) HIGH HOLIDAYS IN THE TENT @ HAMPSTEAD!!! (Rosh Hashana & Kippour)

2) RABBI SEARCH / TRIAL for the High Holidays
3) MA BBQ 2021 SUCCESS!!!
4) S&P Soccer Tournament & BBQ - August 29th

5) Parashat Hashavoua (Archives: Rabbi Yehuda Cohen)
6) Halakhat Hashavoua (Archives: EMil Khdoury z'L)


1) HIGH HOLIDAYS IN THE TENT!!! (Rosh Hashana & Kippour)  - 


The Board is plased to annouce that this year's services will be held OUTDOORS in a LARGE TENT at HAMPSTEAD PARK. 

Schedule and registration information will be sent out next week.




Très chers Membres de la Maghen Abraham,


Cette Année, on s’attends à une des meilleurs années de la Maghen Abraham BH’’. Nous allons prier dans une grande tente à Hampstead Park. Les prévisions sont très favorables et il me fait grand plaisir de vous aviser que cette année nous aurons le Rabbi Kaparov qui se joindra à nous.


C’est le première fois en plusieurs années que nous aurons un Rabbin avec nous, qui augmentera la Kedusha avec nos Hazzanims et Bal Koreh, et qui nous aidera à avoir un decret favorable de Hashem.


Rabbi Kaparov est Libanais/Syrien de Rio Janeiro.


Venez vous joindre à nous pour lui souhaiter la bienvenue.


Nous vous tiendront au courant des Horaires en bonne et due Forme des que nous avons de plus amples informations à vous communiquer!




Dear Members of the Maghen Abraham


This year, we are expecting one of the nicest years of the Maghen Abraham BH”. We are going to be praying in a large tent in Hampstead Park and the weather forecasts are very favorable as well.

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that this year, we will have Rabbi Kaparov who will join us for the Prayers this year. It is the first time in many years that we now have a Rabbi which will increase the Kedusha with our Hazzanims and Bal Koreh,  which will enable and help us to have a favorable decree from Hashem.


Please join us to welcome him. Rabbi Kaparov is a Lebanese/Syrian  from Rio De Janeiro.


We will of course, keep you abreast of the times and schedule in due time as soon as we have informations we will communicate them to you.




Your President,




3) MA BBQ 2021 SUCCESS!!!


Thank you to everyone that participated  in this year's BBQ, We could not have done it without you!!

A special THANKS goes out to the sponsors and donors of the raffle



Joe Benamor, Selim Sasson, Ouri Mamroud


Raffle donors

Nini Saad - Pillows

David Argalgi - Jewelry

Joe Sasson - Cash

Mayer Sasson - Wine bottles

Isaac Darwiche - Picture Frames


4) S&P Soccer Tournament & BBQ - August 29th - Game 11am-1pm, BBQ 1PM-3PM


Viist to register


Participation (Soccer Game + BBQ+ Tshirt) : 10$
BBQ only: 5$


-- we have many good players ( 14 + )  participating and would love to have you playing or cheering in whatever capacity u can , for fun as well 😁 , come and bring your kids and family along. or as a volunteer / organiser / refferry / bbq master😁, sponsor etc.......

-- pls. send me the names of your players ( 14 + ) , their tel. / size of tshirt / no. on tshirt / and position on the field. it will be nice to see father and son playing on the same team if possible 😁

-- do you know / have other fathers - son you want me to contact to invite / or if u want to contact them as i need to finalize the players list.


Contact Marc Hadid for more information


5) PERASHAT HASHAVOUA is from the archives


By/Par : Rabbi YL Cohen

He is a Lebanese Jewish Rabbi living in Australia


KI TABOH-Date 18 Elul 5767 / 1 September  2007


Our week’s Perashah opens with Moshe bringing an account of the ceremonies which will be performed in the Promised Land.


The first ceremony involves the Bikkurim / the first fruits of the Seven Species: wheat, barley, figs, grapes, pomegranates, olives and dates . This commandment of the first fruits was first mentioned in Shemot /Exodus 23:19 but now the Torah gives us all the details. They were to be brought to the Kohen in the Central Sanctuary. The donor has to recite a prayer of thanksgiving, recalling how Hashem had delivered his ancestors from Egypt and brought the new generation into a land flowing with milk and honey. Our Rabbis tell us that the Commandment of the Bikkurim is one of the most important Mitzvot of the Torah(Bereishit Rabbah 1:1) because it is one of the reasons for which Hashem created Heaven and Earth . It symbolizes the Jew’s readiness to devote the first fruits of his labour to Hashem. The trip to Jerusalem of the farmers carrying the baskets of Bikkurim was celebrated in every town and in every city along the way with music and parades. Then the Torah elaborates the Commandments of the Terumot/Priestly Tithe and Maasarot / tithes for the Levis and the poor e.g. strangers, orphans and widows. No grains, fruits and vegetables may be eaten until the various forms of tithes are separated .Twice every seven years, in the fourth and seventh years of the Shemittah / Sabbatical cycle, the Jewish farmer testifies that he correctly distributed the tithes from his crops. After this , the donor was to offer a prayer in which he declared: "I have removed all the sacred portions from my house. ... I have not violated Your commandments, and I have forgotten nothing…." (Deut. 26:13) What exactly is this declaration? The Mishnah in Maaser Sheni 5:11 explains that it refers to the donor declaration that he did not forget to bless Hashem when tithing: "Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, Ruler of the universe, Who sanctified us with His Mitzvot and commanded us to set aside tithes". The donor expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to share his produce with the kohanim and Levis, representing the nation in the holy Temple, as well as the poor.


Unfortunately , we have no temple today in order to express properly our gratitude to the Alm-ghty Hashem as we are commanded . In the absence of the Holy Temple, from the time of Ezra , our Sages composed various blessings and ordained the occasions upon which they must be recited. The purpose was to help the Jew inculcate the awareness that it is Hashem Who is being served and He Who dispenses to us our needs and desires, By blessing Hashem at every opportunity if it is for drinking or for eating a fruit or smelling a fragrant shrub, etc…, the Jew is drawn closer to Hashem. He recognizes Hashem and thank Him as the sole Provider and Giver of all. The Talmud in Berachot 35a warns us that whoever enjoys this world’s pleasures without a berachah/blessing is tantamount to one who steals from Hashem.


Our Rabbis instituted three categories of blessings :

1. Birkot hammitzvot/ blessings for the performance of the Commandments such as those recited upon covering ourselves with the Tallit, putting Tefillin , lighting Shabbat candles, separation of Tithes from foods grown in Israel, upon seeing a comet, etc…

2. Birkot hoda’ah/blessings of praise and gratitude like such as the Gomel/thanksgiving which is recited when a person has survived a dangerous situation or the ones which are recited upon witnessing a natural phenomena e.g. upon seeing lightning or rainbow, hearing thunder, etc…the blessings of the Aamidah ,the blessing of Sheheheyanu which recited upon various occasions when one feels great joy at having lived to see a particular event such eating a new seasonal fruit, wearing a new garment, etc…

3. Birkot hanehenin/blessings for enjoyment such as eating or drinking when one has a physical pleasure.

In fact, Rambam explained that blessings serve us to " remember the Creator at all times" (Laws of Blessings, 1:3,4).

” May it be Your will , Hashem, our G-d and the G-d of our forefathers , that the Holy Temple be rebuilt, speedily in our days, and grant us our share in Your Torah , and may we serve You there with reverence as in days of old and in former days” , Amen.


Haftarah ( Isaiah 60 :1-22 Kumi Ori ki bah Orech)

As the last of the 7 Haftarot of comfort nears, the prophecies of the future grow more grandiose and ecstatic. “Never again shall your sun set, nor shall your moon be withdrawn; for Hashem shall be unto you an eternal light and ended shall be your days of mourning.” May this promise come true soon, for Jerusalem, Amen .


Halachah Corner:

I noticed some congregants standing in our Synagogue like our brothers the Eshkenazim during the recitation of the Kaddish as the Rama ,Rabbi Moshe Isseres ruled in Shulhan Aaruch 56, Halacha 1.

Why do Eshkenazim stand during the recitation of the Kaddish ?

When the judge Ehud Ben Gera visited Eglon, king of Moav, ,he said to him, "I have for you a word from Hashem" (Shoftim 3:20), Eglon immediately rose from his seat. The Yerushalmi derives from this incident that it is proper to stand up, like Eglon, upon hearing the Name of Hashem For that, the Rama derives that a person should stand during the recitation of the kaddish. However, Sephardim followed the custom of the Arizal (Pri Etz Hayim Shaare HaKkadishim) to stand during the Kaddish only if he had been standing previously and only throughout the response of ‘Yehei Shemei Rabbah …till De’amiran be’aalmah’.

Some Sephardim have the custom to stand during the recitation of the Kaddish before Barechu on Friday evening in honour of the ‘neshamah yetera /additional soul’.


Quiz of the last week: If you saw a bird's nest with eggs or young in it, were you allowed to take them for food? If yes, when were you allowed to and when not? Answer:You were allowed to take them, but only after you had scared off the mother. It would be cruel to take the eggs or the young while the mother was there.


Quiz of the week: Which people would benefit by the tithes?


Joke of the week: I was sitting in the waiting room of the hospital after my wife had gone into labor and the nurse walked out and said to the man sitting next to me, "Congratulations sir, you’re the new father of twins!"
The man replied, "How about that, I work for the Doublemint Chewing Gum Company." The man then followed the woman to his wife’s room.
About an hour later, the same nurse entered the waiting room and announced that Mr. Smith’s wife has just had triplets.
Mr. Smith stood up and said, "Well, how do you like that, I work for the 3M Company."
The gentleman that was sitting next to me then got up and started to leave. When I asked him why he was leaving, he remarked, "I think I need a breath of fresh air." The man continued, "I work for 7-UP."


6) HALAKHAT HASHAVOUA is from the archives 


By/Par : Emil-Benyamin Khadoury z'L (2010)


Posted  WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10th 2006

Teshuba (Repentance)

        G-D gave us the gift of Teshuba(Repentance)so we can gain atonement for our transgressions.A person who sins relying on repentance to spare him from punishment abuses this gift.Although he is evidently aware of the consequences of his deed,he sins because he believes that repentance will atone for him.Since he used the gift of repentance as grounds for increasing sin,he does not deserve to benefit from it.That is why if one says ,I will sin then I will repent ;then repeat the sin and say again,I will sin then I  will repent ,he is not given the opportunity to repent,that is G-D will not help him to repent.The same  if he says I will sin and Yom Kippur will atone for the sin.

        A requirement that applies specifically in the case of sin between man and his fellow.For sins between man & G-D,Yom Kippur atones.But for sins between man and his fellow,such as hurting his feeling,wounding him,stealing from him,Yom Kippur does not atone,even if the sinner repents before G-D,his sins is not forgiven until he appeases his fellow,by compensating the victim for any monetary loss and beg for his forgiveness.

        The verse we say on Yom Kippur

" Ki Bayom Hazeh Yekhaper Alekhem,Letaher Etkhem Mikol Hatotekem Lifne Amonay Titharu ".

The words " Lifne Amonay "before Hashem,are interpreted as modifying your sins .Thus the verse is understood to mean;from all of your sins before Hashem shall you be cleansed on Yom Kippur,but not from your sins against your fellow man.until you appease him.The halakha is that one is obligated to make three attempts to seek forgiveness,if the victim does not yield ,than one has fulfilled his obligation.

Va-Alekem Tabo Birkat Hatob
Emil(Beyamin) Khadoury



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