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Issue 82
August 2016
Av 5776
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Dear Reader, 

We are sure you join us in wishing a big Mazel Tov to our Follow-Up Coordinator Abigail Burman and her husband Chaim, on the birth of their daughter Libby.  

We are currently in the three weeks; a time designated for mourning the loss of our Beis Hamikdash (Temple). As the Temple was destroyed by causeless hatred, this is an opportune time to focus on our relationships with our fellow Jews.

What better way to do this than here at PaL - maintaining and building that connection between PaL partners and tutors.
You can find out about events of interest in our Round Up below; alternatively you could pick up a new Jewish book to study - take a look at the new releases we've highlighted. 

Hope you have a lovely summer, and an easy Tisha B'av fast.

Warm regards

Rivka Graham 
Programme Coordinator
Round Up...
An Overview of Events in the Community
Sunday 14th August, Mincha 6:00pm followed by;
'Destined to Survive' 
A holocaust testimony from Polish born Mr Solly Irving.

The first Churban in Archaeology
by Rebbetzin Shoshana Tugendhaft
Sunday 7th August 8:30pm
at Jewish Care, 221 Golders Green Rd, London NW11 9DQ

In the City of Slaughter: The Kishinev pogrom of 1903
by Rabbi Harvey Belovski
Sunday 14th August, 7:30pm,
at Golders Green United Synagogue
41 Dunstan Road, NW11 8AE

Ask the Rabbi 
with Rabbi Harvey Belovski 
Questions from the PaL Mailbag... 
Q: This year the ninth of Av falls on Shabbos, so the fast is pushed off to Sunday. Are there any restrictions that need to be observed on Shabbos?

AThis year, the ninth of Av falls on Shabbos, so the fast is deferred to Sunday, when all the usual restrictions are observed.  On Shabbos itself, it's business as usual - well almost.  Shabbos prayers and meals (including meat and wine, which are forbidden during the rest of the nine days) are held in the normal way and one may wear one's regular Shabbos clothes.  According to most authorities, it is permitted to study Torah throughout Shabbos.  At the third Shabbos meal, which is also the final meal before the fast, one may eat whatever one likes, but one should avoid a party-like atmosphere by restricting guests to those with whom one would normally eat.  
The fast starts at sunset, around an hour before Shabbos ends, so the third meal must be completed by then.  Once Shabbos ends, one says 'baruch hamavdil bein kodesh lechol' before changing into regular clothes and non-leather shoes.  At Shul, assuming Ma'ariv is held at the end of Shabbos, following Barchu (the call to prayer at the start of Ma'ariv), there is a short break to allow people to change shoes, which will have been left there before Shabbos.

  New Releases 
Living Emunah 2
Rabbi David Ashear

Discover more ways to make emunah part of our daily life
Illustrated Guide to the Kosher Kitchen
Rabbi Zev Greenwald
A Guide to keeping a kosher kitchen, with detailed illustrations and diagrams 
Another Handful of Stars
C B Weinfeld

Stories that touch our hearts and uplift our souls
Save 10%!   
With thanks to PaL's Judaica suppliers Torah Treasures (NW11), Judaica World (Manchester) and Brauns Judaica (N16) a 10% discount is offered on every book purchase made for your PaL partnership!

Torah Treasures
020 8458 8289  

Judaica World
0161 773 4956

Brauns Judaica
020 8809 9393

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