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Issue 61
November 2014
Cheshvan 5775
 
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Dear Reader, 


The past month has been jam packed - we started off with Yom Kippur and Sukkos, and ended off with Shabbat UK!  Shabbat UK was a resounding success.  Many 
communities across the UK had communal Shabbos meals, afternoon programmes, Havdalla ceremonies and concerts.  It was great to meet so many of you at The Great Challah Make.  We would love to hear about your Shabbat UK experience.  Send in your comments, feedback and pictures of The Great Challah Make and any other Shabbat UK activities to rivka@phoneandlearn.org 

In the month ahead PaL will be attending the Yeshiva and Sem fair in London (4th November). For more information please contact me on rivka@phoneandlearn.org or call on 08000 553 276.

You can find out about events of interest in our Round Up below.  Or you could simply decide to pick up a new Jewish book to study - take a look at the new releases we've highlighted.      

 

Kind regards

 

Rivka Graham
Programme Coordinator 
Round Up...

An Overview of Events in the Community

  

 

 

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Shabbat - The 7th Wonder of the Week

A 5 week interactive course designed to teach the what, and why's of Shabbat.

For more details contact Rabbi Edwards 020 8958 0829 aedwards@seed.uk.net


  Aish

The Public and Private Rabbi Wein

A special lecture by Rabbi Berel Wein in honour of the release of his autobiography on Thursday evening Nov 6th at 8pm

Location: Aish UK, 379 Hendon Way, Hendon, NW4 3LP

£10 in advance/ £15 at the door

RSVP: mmayerfeld@aish.org.uk or phone Ruth 020 8457 4400



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Knowledge tree 

Six week course for Young Professionals (ages 21-32) which will run three times a year. Next course runs Wednesdays 12 Nov - 17 Dec @ 19:30.

Speakers include - Rabbi Aubrey Hersh, Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz, Batsheva Dominitz, Esti Hamilton, Rabbi Benjy Morgan and Rabbi Dov Cowan

Cost: £35 (subject to application and interview) Online booking only.

For more info contact:
Ask the Rabbi 
with Rabbi Harvey Belovski 
Questions from the PaL Mailbag... 
 
Q: Shabbat UK and other great initiatives have encouraged lots of us to think about reaching out to members of the Jewish community who have not yet experienced a traditional Shabbat meal.  But if a potential guest may drive to one's home on Shabbat, is it still permissible to issue the invitation?
  

A: While there is a range of rabbinic opinion on this topic, a prevalent view, attributed to Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l, is that if the guest lives within walking distance (let's say an hour for a healthy adult), there is no concern.  But if the person lives further away, it would be correct to offer him or her somewhere to stay for Shabbat.  Even if that offer is not accepted, it remains permitted to host him or her for a Shabbat meal.  If even this isn't practical, rabbinic advice should be sought.

 
 
 
  New Releases  
 
To Kindle a Soul
Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen
(Menucha Publishers)
  
Gateway to Shemittah
Rabbi Dovid Marchant
(Feldheim)
 
 
Let There Be Rain
Rabbi Wallerstein & Rabbi Shimon Finkelman
(Artscroll)
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
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Judaica World
0161 773 4956
 
Brauns Judaica
020 8809 9393

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