Category Archives: Judaism

Thoughts for Tisha B’Av afternoon – The Muslims were not interested in Israel or Jerusalem until the Jews arrived

Since it is still Tisha B’Av and we are commemorating not only the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem, but also the continued exile and our despair at the ceaseless delegitimization campaign against Israel, I thought it timely to understand … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av 2016- 5776

Since the 9th day of Av fell yesterday, on Shabbat when we do not mourn, the fast itself was deferred to today, beginning last night at sundown and finishing at sundown tonight. Tisha Be’Av, the 9th day of the month … Continue reading

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Good News Friday for erev Tisha B’Av

Today is not a regular Friday. It is Erev Tisha B’Av, and although we do not mourn on Shabbat (thus the fast is put off until Sunday), we are still carrying on in a more minor key than usual. Therefore … Continue reading

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Shiva Asar B’Tammuz 5776 – time for an antisemitism update

Religious Jews the world over are marking the fast of 17th of Tammuz today (since the 17th fell on Shabbat, the fast has been deferred to today, the 18th). The fast day, from sunrise to sunset, marks the start of … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet – Elie Wiesel has passed away

Elie Wiesel, a giant of the Jewish nation passed away yesterday, Shabbat, aged 87. There is surely hardly anyone who hasn’t heard of the Holocaust survivor who became “the conscience of the world”, standing up for Holocaust survivors, the Jewish … Continue reading

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Chag Shavuot Same’ach!

It’s hard to move from sadness to joy, but that is the story of the Jewish People since time immemorial. Tonight we are heading into the festival of Shavuot, which runs straight on from Shabbat, beginning on Saturday night (so … Continue reading

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