Click here to visit Shefa Mehadrin's website
Click here to view JS's website
Add Kosherpages to your favourites
Make Kosherpages your home page


Manchester Eruv


Kosherpages Updates

March 05 Kosherpages launches 

December 05 - KP goes national.

June 06 - KP launches business networking events

January 07 - 1st B2B tradeshow

January 08 - 1st Kosher Lifestyle Show

August 08 - Parent & child networking event at the Odeon Manchester

September 08
- Launch of new film review section

September 08 - KP announces The Fed as chosen charity for this year

November 08 - Launch of new Medical Blog By Dr. Martin Harris

March 09 - Kosher Lifestyle Show Manchester

March 09 - Launch of The Kosher Brochure

May 10 - New Owners of KosherPages

June 10 - New look KosherPages

July 10 - KosherPages expands to include Jewish communities nation wide

July 10 - Pick of the Week is introduced to KosherPages - A joke, a quote, a Dvar Torah and more

August 10 - KosherPages now has a Facebook group - come and join us!

November 10 - Your health matters is added to KosherPages

November 10 - New addition to KosherPages - Kosher Fitness column

January 11 - KosherPages introduces "Your Pix" to Pick of the Week

July 11 - Safety First section is added to KosherPages

November 11 - The KosherPages Facebook group reaches 1,000 members

November 11 - KosherPages introduces the monthly competition

March 12 - KosherPages introduces new style "Shabbos Times & More" email. Click here to subscribe.




Eruv Tavshilin


Eruv Tavshilin is a ritual that permits cooking and food preparation on the second day of the holiday (Friday) for use on the Sabbath.

Ordinarily on Jewish holidays Jews are permitted to cook and prepare only the foods necessary for that same day. At the same time, Sabbath meals must be prepared before the Sabbath begins as it is not permitted to cook on the Sabbath.
So what happens when the second day of a holiday is Friday and Sabbath follows immediately at the holiday’s end?

For such situations, the rabbis instituted a special ceremony called Eruv Tavshilin. One performs Eruv Tavshilin before a holiday so that one can prepare food for the Sabbath on the holiday.

To perform the ritual of Eruv Tavshilin, symbolically single out food for the Sabbath on the eve of the holiday (Wednesday). Set aside a challah (bread) roll and some cooked food (such as a hard boiled egg or a piece of your favourite Gefilte Fish). Then recite the blessing:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱלקֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנו בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ עַל מִצְוַת עֵרוּב

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, Asher Kidishanu B`Mitzvotov, Vitzivanu, Al Mitzvat Eruv.

One continues with the following, which must be said in a language one understands:

בַּהֲדֵין עֵרוּבָא
יְהֵא שָׁרֵא לָנָא לַאֲפוּיֵי, וּלְבַשּׁוּלֵי, וּלְאַטְמוּנֵי, וּלְאַדְלוּקֵי שְׁרָגָא, וּלִמֶעְבֵּד כָּל צָרְכָּנָא מִיּוֹמָא טָבָא לְשַׁבְּתָא.

"With this Eruv we are permitted to bake, cook, keep things warm and light fire and do all that is needed from Yom Tov to Shabbos".

The roll and egg/fish should kept in a safe place and may be eaten on the Sabbath. Once done, the eruv covers all household members and guests, permitting them to cook and prepare food on Friday - the 2nd day of the holiday – for the Sabbath.

If they are eaten before Shabbos, a Rabbi should be consulted how to proceed.

Even those who don't have to cook for Shabbos, still need to do Eruv Tavshilin in order to light Shabbos candles (from an existing flame.)



Click On My Logo