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Baruch dayan emet: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z”l

On motzei Shabbat this week we heard the extremely sad news that former UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks had passed away. He had only announced a couple of weeks before that he was suffering from cancer. To say that … Continue reading

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Guest Post: An end to #LabourAntisemitism? The EHRC publishes its report

This is a guest post by reader and frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb. Before we begin, I just want to mention that Labour Antisemitism has been a key issue of this blog ever since Jeremy Corbyn was elected Leader of the … Continue reading

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Simchat Torah 5781 – Chag Same’ach

As I wrote in my previous post there is not going to be a regular Simchat Torah this year, so I am not going to write a regular post. If you want to know how Simchat Torah is normally celebrated … Continue reading

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The silver lining to the coronavirus lockdown during the Jewish Festivals

We are at the height of Sukkot at the moment and I would love to write about the special prayers and celebrations that are taking place in Jerusalem and around the Jewish world, but with coronavirus still ravaging our population, … Continue reading

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Sukkot 5781 – Chag Same’ach!

  The festival of Sukkot, the most joyous festival in the Jewish calendar, begins tonight, lasting for 7 days (8 outside of Israel), running straight into the Simchat Torah festival on the 8th day (9th day outside Israel). Sukkot is … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5781 – Gmar Hatima Tova!

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is upon us once again. It begins in a few hours time here in Israel, when we will be entering a 25-hour fast to pray for forgiveness for any wrongs we have committed towards … Continue reading

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