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Important Information

As we are sure you are aware, 

the annual Parklife music festival returns to 

Heaton Park THIS coming weekend 

(Shabbat and Sunday).

As usual, Parklife attracts around 80,000 attendees per day, 

who come from all over the country. 

Obviously, this many visitors to the area raises the potential for incidents to occur 

and this is one of the reasons the organisers arrange for so many security personnel 

in the area over the two days of the festival.

Therefore we kindly ask the kahal to be vigilant and ensure the usual security steps are taken

whilst tefillot, avot ubanim or learning is taking place

 i.e. ensure all doors to the building are properly closed.

Please remember to report any antisemitic incidents, or incidents of suspicious behaviour immediately, 

to the police on 999 and to CST on 0800 032 3263.

Alternatively, the police will have their mobile police unit parked on Kings Road throughout the weekend. 

You can report incidents directly to them there OR you can report incidents to the officers at the 

Gatehouse at the Sedgley Police College.

Finally, you can contact the Parklife Community Impact Team before, 

during and after the event to report issues. During the event they are based at the 

Maccabi Centre on 0161 883 1962 or via email on 

or you are also free to go there in person from 11:00 – 21:00 during the event.

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Sulcha bat Mazal

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Summer Timetable 5782 – 2022

מוצאי שבת



סוף זמן קריאת שמע


פלג מנחה (תה״ד)

פלג מנחה (לבוש)

מנחה וקבלת שבת


שבת פרשת




Shema to be read before

Candles to be
lit by


Earliest Candle

Minha & Kabbalat Shabbat*






















שבת שחרית 


9:00 am


9:15 am

image.png 5:00 pm 
 מנחה on שבת Day at 6 pm


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Q & A Parashat Naso
  1. What is the significance of the number 8,580 in this weeks Parsha?
    4:47-48 – It is the number of leviim between ages thirty and fifty.
  2. Besides transporting the Mishkan, what other service performed by the leviim is referred to in this Parsha?
    4:47 – Singing and playing cymbals and harps to accompany the sacrifices.
  3. On which day did Moshe teach the command to send those who are temeim (ritually impure) out of the camp?
    5:2 – The day the Mishkan was erected.
  4. Name the three camps in the desert.
    5:2 – The camp of the Shechina was in the center, surrounded by the camp of Levi which was surrounded by the camp of Yisrael.
  5. Who was sent out of each of the camps?
    5:2 – A metzora was sent out of all three camps. A zav was permitted in the camp of Yisrael but excluded from the two inner camps. A person who was tamei from contact with the dead had to leave only the camp of the Shechina.
  6. A person stole from another and swore that he was innocent. If he later confesses his guilt, what are his obligations?
    5:6-8 – He pays the principle plus a fifth to the victim, and brings a korban asham.
  7. Who determines which kohen receives the gifts that must be given to the kohanim?
    5:10 – The giver.
  8. What does the Torah promise a person who gives matnot kehuna?
    5:10 – Great wealth.
  9. Why are the verses about matnot kehuna followed by the verses about the sotah?
    5:12 – To teach that someone who withholds the gifts due the kohanim is deserving of eventually bringing his wife to the kohanim to be tried as a sotah.
  10. Why is the sotah given water from the holy basin?
    5:17 – The holy basin was made from the mirrors of the righteous women who left Egypt; the sotah strayed from the example set by these women.
  11. What does the kohen do to the hair of a sotah?
    5:18 – He uncovers it.
  12. When a sotah who is guilty of adultery drinks the water, she dies in a very specific fashion. What happens to the adulterer?
    5:22 – He dies a similar death.
  13. Before the name of G-d is erased, the sotah has the option either to admit guilt or to drink the water. Does she have a third option?
    5:27 – Yes, she can refuse both: She can refuse to admit guilt and also refuse to drink the water. (After the Name of G-d is erased, she loses this option.)
  14. What are chartzanim? What are zagim?
    6:4 – Chartzanim are seeds. Zagim are peels.
  15. What sin does a Nazir commit against himself?
    6:11 – He abstains from enjoying wine.
  16. Where was the cut hair of a Nazir placed?
    6:18 – It was placed on the fire under the pot in which the nazirs shelamim offering was cooked.
  17. A kohen should bless the people “with a full heart”. What word in the Parsha conveys this idea of “a full heart”?
    6:23 – “Amor.”
  18. What is the meaning of the blessing “May G-d bless you and guard you”?
    6:24 – “May G-d bless you” that your property may increase, “and guard you” from robbery.
  19. What is the meaning of the blessing “May G-d lift up His countenance upon you”?
    6:26 – “May He suppress His anger.”
  20. The tribe of Yissachar was the second tribe to offer their gifts. Why did they merit this position?
    7:18 – The Tribe of Yissachar was well versed in Torah. Also, they proposed the idea that the nesiim should offer gifts.

Halachot from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz'l 

הלכות ברכת

בהלכות הקודמות ביארנו שיש סדר לברכות. ולמשל, מי שבא לאכול תמרים
ותפוחים, עליו להקדים ולברך על התמרים, מפני שהם משבעת המינים

כתב מרן הבית יוסף בשם הרשב”א, שכל מה
שאמרנו שצריך להקדים ולברך על פרי מסוים, זהו דווקא “לכתחילה”. כלומר כן
יש לנהוג. אבל “בדיעבד”, כלומר, אם טעה ובירך על המין השני, יצא ידי
חובת ברכה, ויכול לאכול משניהם, במקרה שהברכות שוות

כלומר, אם היו לפניו שני מיני פירות, כגון
תפוחים ותמרים, ששניהם ברכתן שווה, והיא “בורא פרי העץ”, אף על פי שיש
להקדים ולברך על התמר משום שהוא משבעת המינים, מכל מקום אם טעה ובירך על התפוח
תחילה, יצא ידי חובת הברכה, ובברכת התפוח פטר גם את התמר

כתב מהר”ר ישראל איסרלן, (בעל ספר תרומת
הדשן, חי סמוך לדורו של מרן, ומרן בתשובתו חלק לו כבוד גדול, וכתב מרן
החיד”א, שהיה למהר”י איסרלן קבלה מעשית, ובעת צרה וצוקה הפליא לעשות
והציל ישראל בחכמתו.) שכל מה שאמרנו שפרי אחד קודם לחברו, או שברכה אחת קודמת
לחברתה, זהו דוקא כאשר רוצה לאכול משניהם, אבל אם אינו רוצה לאכול משניהם, מברך רק
על זה שרוצה לאכול, אף על פי שגם השני מונח לפניו

ומרן רבינו הגדול רבי עובדיה יוסף זצוק”ל
כתב, שאפילו אם רוצה לאכול משני המינים, אלא שאחד מהם אינו נמצא לפניו כעת, אינו
חייב להמתין עד שיביאו לפניו את המין שמוקדם לברכה. וכגון שרוצה לאכול תפוח ותמר,
שצריך לברך קודם על התמר, אבל כעת אין לפניו אלא תפוח, ורק לאחר מכן יהיה לפניו
תמר, יכול לברך על התפוח ואין צריך להמתין עד שיביאו לפניו תמר

The Laws of the
Blessing on Fruits

In the previous Halachot we have explained that there is an order
of priority regarding blessings. Thus, if one wishes to partake of apples and
dates, one must recite the blessing on the dates, for they are one of the Seven

Maran Ha’Bet Yosef writes in the
name of the Rashba that the law that one must recite a blessing on a certain
fruit first only applies preferably. This means that this is the way one should
behave preferably. However, if one errs and recites the blessing on the other
fruit, one has fulfilled his obligation and may partake of both fruits,
provided that they share the same blessing.

For instance, if one has before
him to kinds of fruit, such as apples and dates which both share the “Boreh
Peri Ha’etz
” blessing, although one should preferably recite this blessing
on the date because it is one of the Seven Species, nevertheless, if one
mistakenly recited the blessing on the apple, one has nonetheless fulfilled his
obligation of reciting the blessing and the blessing one recited on the apple
exempts the date as well.

Rabbeinu Yisrael Isserlan (author
of the Terumat Ha’Deshen who lived shortly before the lifetime of Maran and
whom Maran affords great honor to in one of his responses; indeed, Maran
Ha’Chida writes in his Shem Ha’Gedolim that Rabbeinu Yisrael Isserlan was
well-versed in practical Kabbalah and in times of danger, he performed miracles
and saved the Jews with his wisdom) writes that this that we have established
that one fruit takes priority over another or that one blessing precedes
another only applies when one wishes to partake of both items. However, if one
does not wish to partake of both, one should only recite a blessing on the item
one wishes to eat although the second item is in front of the individual.

Maran Rabbeinu Ovadia Yosef zt”l
writes that even if one wishes to partake of both items, however, one of
them is not in front of him at the present time, one need not wait until the
item with the prioritized blessing is brought before him. For instance,
regarding an apple and a date where one must recite the blessing on the date,
nevertheless, if one only has an apple in front of him at the present time and
only later will he be brought dates, one may recite the blessing on the apple
and one need not wait until the date is brought before him.