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Issue 89
March 2017
Adar 5777
 

Dear Reader, 

We've had a busy month here at the PaL office matching up lots of new learning partnerships.  

Purim is fast approaching so we are sure you will enjoy discussing the Purim story as well as the significance of the special Mitzvos (commandments) practiced on the day of Purim. Why not take a look at some of the new book releases in preparation for Purim?
 
Purim is a special time to share with others. For any tips on sending mishloach manos (Purim Food baskets) to your PaL tutor or partner, please don't hesitate to contact us by calling the office on 0800 055 3276 or emailing info@phoneandlearn.org.  
 
Wishing you an enjoyable, meaningful and above all a happy Purim!

 
Warm regards


Rivka Graham 
Programme Coordinator
Round Up...
An Overview of Events in the Community
 



DISSECTING MEGILLAS ESTHER
Pre Purim lecture by Rabbi Daniel Fine, Community Rabbi of Stanmore United Synagogue
Tuesday 7th March @ 9:30pm
Kollel Beis Aharon, Mowbray House, 58-70 Edgware Way
For more info contact: pbm@pbmuk.org




 
INCREDIBLE: Life story of Rabbi Yosef Wallis
Come and hear Rabbi Wallis tell his incredible story! From the streets of the Bronx NYC, IDF soldier... to CEO of the world's largest kiruv organisation.  A story not to be missed!
Monday 6th March at Seed Edgware. Doors open 7:45pm, evening starts 8:30pm Donation £10
To book email: events@seed.uk.net 


MURDER AT THE PURIM FEAST
Prepare for Purim with Rabbi Rashi Simon.  Explore the mitzva of drinking on Purim through the study of a shocking Talmudic passage.  
Tuesday 7th March @ 8:30pm at Kesher Community Centre, 933 Finchley Road
For more info contact: connect@kesher.org.uk
Ask the Rabbi 
with Rabbi Harvey Belovski 
Questions from the PaL Mailbag... 
  
Q: Why do we dress up on Purim?
 
A: Purim is a festival centred around concealment and underlying themes.  God's name does not appear in the megilla and to find the divine intervention in the story, one must look beneath the surface of the narrative.  Indeed, an important theme of the Purim celebration is to piece together the 'random' events that comprise the story to detect God's guiding hand.   To continue the theme of veiled identities, it became common for people to wear masks or fancy-dress on Purim.
Are you a Parsha Partner?


 

Parsha Partner is an all-colour interactive weekly sedra sheet distributed by PaL in association with Partners in Torah.

  
Click here to send an email requesting to be added to the Parsha Partner distribution list!

 

Parsha Partner contains divrei Torah, inspirational thoughts on tefilla as well as illuminating ideas on the weekly sedra.   
  New Releases 
 
 
The Answer Is... Megilas Esther
Rabbi Chagai Vilosky
(Artscroll)
Uncover the depth of meaning in the Megilla's words
A Bridge Called Prayer
(Feldheim)  
Rabbi Yehonason Alpern
 Insight and practical tools in areas of spiritual growth
Yemima Mizrachi Speaks
Yemima Mizrachi
(Artscroll)
  Prepare to take an unforgettable journey into life, with the Torah as your guidebook and Yemima Mizrachi as your laughing, loving guide.
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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Phone and Learn (PaL) is a division of Partners in Torah*, USA www.partnersintorah.org, a unique Jewish identity-building initiative committed to fostering unity among Jews of all backgrounds. PaL matches Jews who want to know more about their heritage with a friendly, knowledgeable tutor for an hour a week of Jewish study and discussion, over the phone.
  
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