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Wishing much Hatzlacha to all the young ladies in our kehila 
beginning Seminary this coming Elul
Jewish law obligates every Jewish person to cancel, after the culmination of the Shemita year, various
types of debt due to him or her. This does not apply to a debt owed to a Beis Din.
If a creditor executes a Pruzbul, he or she is not obligated to cancel debts. A Pruzbul may be executed
at any time before the end of the Shemita year. However, since a Pruzbul covers only debts already
existing at the time of its execution, it is usually implemented at the very end of the Shemita year,
shortly before Rosh Hashana of the post-Shemita year.
When a creditor arranges for the execution of the Pruzbul with the form below, debts owed to him or
her are transferred by the creditor to the Beis Din, so that the debts will continue to be in force after the
end of the Shemita year, and the Beis Din then authorises the creditor to collect on their behalf.

Documents attached to this email
Please return this form by Post or email 
to the Manchester Bet Din no later than
Thursday 15th September 2022 / י''ט אלול תשפ''ב
Approximate times
Procession with live music 2 – 2:45 pm
Reception 2:45 – 4:30 pm 
Please consider this as a personal invitation
Looking forward to seeing you
Naphtali & Esther Bitton
Mazel to 
Eli Maman 
Talia Herman
on celebrating their upcoming wedding
next week
שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל
Special Mazel tov
to our dear members 
Vidal & Annette Maman
on celebrating their son's wedding
Mazal Tov to
Rabbi & Mrs Oppenheimer
on the safe arrival of a baby girl
May she grow in 
Torah Mitzvot & Maasim Tovim
Mazal Tov to
Shemuel & Rochel Benady
on the safe arrival of their baby Boy
שיזכה לברית בזמנה לתורה לחופה ולמעשים טובים
Mazel tov to families
Benady, Cope, Salem

לוח זמני תפלה לקיץ תשפ״ב

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*




















כי תצא

For those not in the Bet Hakeneset, but wishing to bring in Shabbat with the Kahal, candles should be lit about 30 minutes after the time listed for Minha and Kabbalat Shabbat, unless the time listed in the ‘latest candle lighting’ column is earlier, when candles MUST be lit by that time, in all cases.


שבת שחרית 

Korbanot – 9:00 am

Hodu – 9:15 am

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


Please pray for the 
refua shelema of 
Sulcha bat Mazal
Q & A Parashat Ki Tese
 All references are to the verses and Rashi's commentary, unless otherwise stated
  1. Why must a captured woman mourn her family for a month in her captor's house?
    21:13 – So her captor will find her unattractive.
  2. What fraction of the inheritance does a first-born receive if he has a) one brother? b) two brothers?
    21:17 – a) 2/3 b) 1/2
  3. What will become of a ben sorer u'moreh if his parents don't bring him to court?
    21:22 – He will eventually rob and kill to support his physical indulgences.
  4. Why is it a degradation to G-d to hang a criminal's body on the gallows overnight?
    21:23 – Because humans are made in G-d's image; and because the Jewish People are G-d's children.
  5. What do you do if you find a lost object that costs money to maintain?
    22:2 – Sell it and save the money for the owner.
  6. Why does the Torah forbid wearing the clothing of the opposite gender?
    22:5 – It leads to immorality.
  7. Why does the Torah link the mitzvah of sending away the mother-bird with the mitzvah of making a railing on the roof of your house?
    22:8 – To teach that one mitzvah leads to another, and to prosperity.
  8. When is it permitted to wear wool and linen?
    22:12 – Wool tzitzit on a linen garment.
  9. What three things happen to a man who falsely slanders his bride?
    22:18 – He receives lashes, pays a fine of 100 silver selah, and may never divorce her against her will.
  10. Although the Egyptians enslaved the Jewish People, the Torah allows marriage with their third-generation converts. Why?
    23:8 – Because they hosted Yaakov and his family during the famine.
  11. Why is causing someone to sin worse than killing him?
    23:9 – Murder takes away life in this world, while causing someone to sin takes away his life in the World to Come.
  12. If one charges interest to his fellow Jew, how many commandments has he transgressed?
    23:21 – Three; two negative commandments and a positive commandment.
  13. What is the groom's special obligation to his bride during their first year together?
    24:5 – To gladden her.
  14. When is a groom required to fight in a non-obligatory war?
    24:5 – When he remarries his ex-wife.
  15. What type of object may one not take as collateral?
    24:6 – Utensils used to prepare food.

Halachot from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz'l

כוחה של תפילה

רבותינו במסכת ברכות (כט:) ביארו מה שאמר התנא, “אל תעש תפילתך קבע”, רבי אושעיא אומר, “כל שתפלתו דומה עליו כמשאוי”, (כלומר, חוק קבוע הוא לו להתפלל, וצריך הוא בעל כרחו לעשות כן כדי לצאת ידי חובתו), הוא הנקרא “עושה תפלתו קבע”. ואילו חכמים אומרים, “כל שאינו אומרה בלשון תחנונים”. כלומר, סגנון התפלה צריך שיהיה בדרך תחנונים לפני ה' יתברך, בהכנעה ובלב שלם. וכדברי חכמים פסק הרמב”ם (בפ”ד מהלכות תפילה הט”ז).

ובגמרא במסכת סוטה (ה.) אמרו, אין תפילתו של אדם נשמעת אלא אם כן שם לבו כבשר, (שהוא רך, ולא כאבן שהיא קשה), כלומר שיתפלל בהכנעה.

ובודאי בימים הללו, ימי חודש אלול, שהשם יתברך מצפה יותר לתפלותיהם של ישראל, חובה עלינו להתעורר בתפלה, איש לפי מהללו, ולקוות לה' יתברך שימלא כל משאלות לבנו לטובה לעבודתו.

ומעשה שאירע לפני כחמש שנים, באברך ובת סמינר (מיוצאי צפון אפריקה), שנישאו כדת משה וישראל לפני כמה שנים. ומיום ליום ומחודש לחודש, התברר כי קיימת אצלם בעיה רצינית, שבגללה לא זכו להפקד בפרי בטן. בצר להם, התפללו לפני ה' יתברך שיושיעם, גם פנו לרופאים, אולי ימצאו תקוה.

והנה לילה אחד, ביום חמישי בלילה (ליל יום שישי), ישן האברך על מטתו, והנה חלום. ובחלומו הוא רואה, כאילו הוא יושב בחדרו של החסיד המקובל רבי ישראל אביחצירא (הבאבא סאלי) זצ”ל. והנה פונה אליו הרב ואומר לו, מה תבקש? השיב לו האברך, אני מבקש לזכות לילדים. השיב לו רבי ישראל, טוב, יהיו לך ילדים. קם האברך, ויצא מחדרו של הרב, והנה בכניסה, הוא רואה את אביו יושב יחד עם ראש הישיבה בה למד בבחרותו, ושניהם יושבים וספרי תהלים בידיהם. ויקץ והנה חלום.

בבוקר, טילפן האברך לאמו, וסיפר לה את כל דבר החלום. אמרה לו אמו, בודאי אתה מתפלא, מה אביך וראש הישיבה שלך עשו שם. והנה תדע לך, כי לפני כשבוע, טילפן אביך לראש הישיבה שלך, ואמר לו, הלא ראש הישיבה, הוא אביו הרוחני של האברך המדובר, ואני, האב, גם אני אביו של האברך. והנה על שנינו מוטלת חובה לעשות משהו כדי שיזכה בננו לפרי בטן. אמר לו ראש הישיבה, ומה תרצה ממני? אמר לו האב, רצוני שתבוא עמי לציונו של רבי ישראל אביחצרא, ונתפלל שם יחד לישועת בננו.

השיב לו ראש הישיבה, זמני כעת אינו פנוי, אולם בליל שישי, אוכל להתלוות אליך לנתיבות, מקום קבורתו של רבי ישראל, ושם נתפלל יחד לישועה. ואמנם, אתמול בלילה, המשיכה האם לספר, הלכו אביך וראש הישיבה יחד לנתיבות, והתפללו על קברו של רבי ישראל לישועתך. ואמנם זכו האברך ורעייתו לפרי בטן, וכל זה בזכות השתדלות נכונה, בתפלה באמונה שלימה.

The Power of Prayer

Our Sages (Berachot 29b) explained the words of the Tanna who taught, “Do not make your prayer established”: “Rabbi Oshaya says, this refers to one who considers one’s prayer like a burden (i.e. if one perceives it as a set law that one must pray and one does so in an almost forced manner in order to fulfill one’s obligation). The Sages say, this refers to one who does not pray in a supplicating manner. (This means that one’s prayer should resemble a supplication before Hashem by praying with humility and with one’s whole heart.)” The Rambam (Chapter 4 of Hilchot Tefillah, Halacha 16) rules in accordance with the opinion of the Sages.

Similarly, our Sages taught us (Sotah 5a) that one’s prayer is not accepted unless one makes one’s heart as flesh (which is soft, as opposed to like stone, which is hard). This means that one must pray in a humble and subdued manner.

This is certainly true during the Month of Elul when Hashem desires the prayers of the Jewish nation in that we must invigorate our prayers and to turn our hope to Hashem so that He will fulfill our hearts’ wishes for the good in order that we may serve Him.

An incident occurred approximately five years ago with a young Kollel man and a religious seminary girl (both of North African descent) who were married several years ago. They quickly realized that there was a medical issue which prevented them with being blessed with children. In their distress, they prayed that Hashem bring about their salvation and they also frequented doctors in hopes of some good news.

One Thursday night, this young man lay asleep in his bed and he dreamed that he was sitting in the room of the righteous and saintly Mekubal, Hagaon Harav Yisrael Abuchatzera zt”l, the famed “Baba Sali.” The Baba Sali turned to the young man and asked him, “What do you request?” The young man responded, “I wish to merit having children.” The Baba Sali replied to him, “Fine. You shall have children.” The young man then proceeded to exit the Baba Sali’s room and at the entrance, he sees his father and Rosh Yeshiva sitting with books of Tehillim in their hands. He then awoke and realized this was a dream.

The next morning, this young man called his mother and told her about his dream. His mother told him, “You must be wondering what your father and Rosh Yeshiva were doing there. Let me tell you: Last week, your father called your Rosh Yeshiva and told him, ‘Rosh Yeshiva, you are my son’s spiritual father and I am his biological father. It is incumbent upon us both to do something so that our son can bear children.’ The Rosh Yeshiva inquired, ‘And what is it that I can do?’ Your father then replied, ‘I would like you to come with me to the Baba Sali’s grave so that we may pray together for our son’s salvation.’”

“The Rosh Yeshiva told your father, ‘I am do not have time at the moment but I will make myself available on Thursday night and accompany you to Netivot to the Baba Sali’s grave so that we may pray there together.’ Indeed, last night your father and the Rosh Yeshiva traveled to Netivot and prayed at the Baba Sali’s grave that you merit Heavenly salvation.” Indeed, this couple finally merited bearing children in the merit of the appropriate efforts they put forth through prayer and complete faith in Hashem.