Although תעשה ולא מן העשוי is a halachic term to do with building the Succa, Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach would explain that it could also be understood quite literally. Namely, don’t be passive, rather be proactive.
Fresh from the serious and ethereal nature of the Yamim Noraim, we are thrust into the exciting and frenetic few days to prepare for Succos.
Succos is a magical time of the Jewish year. Aside from everything else, it is a time of massive השפעה רוחנית, spiritual opportunity and blessing, but this needs our input to activate.
We have tried hard in school to educate and inspire all our students in the build up to the Yamim Noraim and Succos – a task made all the more challenging with yom tov falling so early this year.
Now it’s over to you – be sure to use the quality family time to build on what we’ve tried to do. Enjoy spending time with your children, learn and play with them and use the opportunity to build your relationships with them.
תעשה ולא מן העשוי – don’t be passive, be proactive!
Wishing you all a wonderful Yom Tov,
Rabbi J Golker
The Barnet School Age Immunisation Team have been in contact with us; we are aiming to offer vaccinations to 12-15 year old students in school in October. More details will be sent to you together with consent forms over the next few weeks.
We are delighted that our new catering company Signature will start serving hot and cold meals from Monday 4th October. All information can be found in General Letter for Boys and General Letters for Girls.