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Issue 38
December 2012 
Kislev / Teves 5773




Shoppers at the Kosher Kingdom store in Golders Green will be getting a free gift from PaL in the run up to Chanukah, thanks to our special in-store Chanukah promotion. We'll be inviting customers to 'light up their lives' with PaL by giving away handy Chanukah matchboxes at the till.  "Light


If you know someone who would benefit from exploring their Jewish heritage in more depth, why not take Chanukah as your springboard and invite them to have a look at our website. The eight-day festival has strong associations with the rededication of Jewish learning, so it's the perfect opportunity.


Have a freilichen Chanukah and a fantastic month. 


Judy Silkoff
Programme Coordinator 
Round Up...
An Overview of Events in the Community
"JLE JLE, 152-154 Golders Green Road, NW11 8HE 
Hitchhiker's Guide to Chanukah - a two-week course with Rabbi Reuven Stepsky. Wednesday 5th and 12th December at 8pm. For more information telephone 020 8458 4588 or email 

"Kesher Kesher, 933 Finchley Road, London NW11 7PE 
Friday night Whisky Tisch! 7th December 2012 at 9pm, featuring culinary, musical and intellectual delights! Men and Women welcome. For more information telephone Dvora on 020 8458 5836 or email connect@kesher.org.uk
"seed seed, Mowbray House, Edgware HA8 8DJ  

'Between Two Worlds' - Sunday 16th December 2012 at 8pm. £15 per person - includes dinner from the Aviv Restaurant. An entertaining evening for the last night of Chanukah. For more information email events@seed.uk.net 


Ask the Rabbi
with Rabbi Harvey Belovski 
Questions from the PaL Mailbag... 

Q:  My husband tends to get home from work quite late in the evenings - what do I do over Chanukah when he will definitely only get back after the proper time for candle lighting? And what about if he goes away on a business trip during that week - what do we do about lighting?


A: Ideally, Chanukah candles are lit at nightfall or as soon afterwards as possible.  But what happens if you're travelling or away and can't be at home at the right time?  Here are a few guidelines:

  • If you're likely to come home during the evening when the family are still up or there are people around in the street, then light late.
  • If you are away and upset by the idea of not lighting for yourself, then your partner at home should light only with him/herself in mind and then you may light where you are.
  • If you are staying with a family, it is possible to 'buy in' (contribute a small amount) to their lighting and not light your own menorah, although you may choose to light your own if you wish.
  • If you are travelling for the entire lighting period and do not arrive at your destination until after dawn, you are exempt from lighting.
New Releases

 In the Splendor of the Maggid
Rabbi Paysach Krohn

Going Kosher in 30 Days
Rabbi Zalman Goldstein
Beyond the Wedding Ring
Rav Gavriel Royde
(Israel Bookshop) 
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With thanks to PaL's Judaica supplier Torah Treasures, a 10% discount is offered on every book purchase made for your PaL partnership!

Torah Treasures
020 8458 8289  

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