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Issue 55 
May 2014
Iyar 5774
 
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Dear Reader, 

 
Now that everyone has had time to come back down to earth from the whirlwind that is Pesach, it's time to focus our sights on the summer ahead.  Why not take a peek at some of our recommended  reading for the month, or check out one of the communal events highlighted below.   

This year, PaL is thrilled to be participating in the annual Maccabi GB Community Fun Run on Sunday 22nd June.  Would you like to run for PaL? You can run/walk either 1k, 5k or 10k and raise money for PaL while pariticpating in a fantastic cross communal event. Visit www.communityfunrun.org
for more information or call me on 08000 553 276.  

Kind regards

 

Rivka Graham
Programme Coordinator  
 
Round Up...

An Overview of Events in the Community

  

 

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My Time: For Married Ladies
Join your friends for a chilled evening at the JLE for 3 Tuesdays with supper and inspirational shiurim.

6, 13 & 27 May Supper @ 19:30 followed by a shiur. 

£5 donation

For more info please call Tamara Reznick - 07824 345 375 or email tamara@jle.org.uk

  
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'Letting go is holding on' 

with Rebbetzin Tzipporah Heller 

The ultimate guide to raising teenagers.

At Seed, Edgware on Wednesday 14th May, at 8:15pm

cost £6  



Lag B'omer Braai

18th May 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Kesher Community Centre, 933 Finchley Road, London NW11

£12 adult, £7 child

Contact Dvora on 020 8458 5836 for more information

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

Q: I have heard that one should not schedule a wedding during the time between Pesach and Shavuos.  Can you explain why this is and are there any other restrictions during this time?

 

A: The Torah requires us to count the 49 days from Pesach to Shavuos, a period known as the Omer.  Having left Egypt on Pesach, we anticipate day by day the purpose of the Exodus - to receive the Torah on Shavuos.  Over the centuries, starting in Roman times, a number of tragedies occurred during this period, so that it developed a semi-mourning character.  In recognition of this, particularly the death of thousands of Rabbi Akiva's students, the Rabbis imposed a number of restrictions during part of the Omer (which days are restricted varies from community to community), including, most notably on celebrating weddings, listening to live music and having a haircut.

 
 
 
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