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Your monthly Phone and Learn
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Issue 12
October 2010 
Tishrei / Cheshvan 5771
Dear Reader,
Apple and honey - PaL
As the days grow shorter and the nights draw in you, do you find yourself suffering from a lack of inspiration? Don't despair! In truth the quiet month of Cheshvan is perfect for settling down to learn something new or brushing up on a rusty skill!
To get you started we've included some short courses of study in our Community Round Up below, as well as highlighting some fascinating new reading material - perfect for delving into with a cup of hot chocolate on a chilly autumn evening!
Have a good month
Judy Silkoff
Programme Coordinator
Round Up...  
An Overview of Events in the Community
PaLse.ed, Mowbray House, 58-70 Edgware Way, HA8 8DJ 
Women in Tanach - Weekly from Wednesday 6 October 2010, 11am - 12pm with Shoshana Tugendhaft. £4 per session, creche facilities available on request. For more information email info@seed.uk.net.
JLE logoJLE, 152-154 Golders Green Road, NW11 8HE 
Laws of Shabbat - a five week course for women. Begins Sunday 10 October 2010, 11.15am, with Rabbi Aubrey Hersh. Online booking available. For more information email judy@jle.org.uk 
On the Wings of Prayer - a six week course for men, taking an in depth look at the key components of the Siddur, with Rabbi Moshe Brandeis. Begins Sunday 10th October at 8pm. For more information email rabbibrandeis@jle.org.uk.

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Questions from the PaL Mailbag...
Q: I've been reading a lot in the news recently about various campaigns to encourage people to use their local shops and bolster them  against the onslaught of department stores and cut-price supermarkets. I was wondering what the Jewish take on this is? If I can buy Kiddush wine in the supermarket for a third of the price that the kosher stores are charging, am I still obligated to take my business to the Jewish-owned shop regardless?
A: Supporting local shops encourages the development of the Jewish community, protects peoples' incomes and preserves variety, all of which are things that should be encouraged.  In normal circumstances, it is certainly appropriate to pay a small premium to buy goods sold in local Jewish shops; the difference may be regarded as a charitable contribution.  However, if one's finances are very limited, or the product is substantially cheaper elsewhere, one need not purchase from local shops.

Partners and Tutors are invited to email questions arising from their PaL learning to asktherabbi@phoneandlearn.org

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