Category Archives: Judaism

Chag Same’ach – Seventh day of Pesach

The seventh day of Pesach, “Shvi’i shel Pesach”, begins tonight, running straight on into Shabbat tomorrow night, giving us an “8-day Pesach” along with our fellow Jews in the Diaspora (who celebrate an extra day of the festival). Shvi’i shel … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Despite all the odds, the London Jewish scene is alive and vibrant

Time for a change of pace for a while in honour of Pesach. This is another guest post by frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb who recently attended the one-day Limmud event (Limmud is a UK-founded worldwide volunteer-based charity promoting Jewish learning, … Continue reading

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Chag Kasher Vesame’ach – Happy Pesach

This blog is going on semi-vacation over the next week during the Pesach (Passover) festival until after the chag (it finishes on the night of 10th April but then runs straight into Shabbat on the 11th).  If you would like … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Hagadol edition

I’m having a very hard time finding some good news to post this week and I was tempted to “pass over” (geddit?) this week’s Good News Friday installment. But I really didn’t want to leave Shabbat Hagadol (“the Great Sabbath”, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After the roller-coaster week that we’ve just gone through, I feel the need to post a Good News Friday installment to ease our ragged nerves! :-) First, a sign from the Heavens!  A solar eclipse took place a couple of … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shushan Purim edition

You may have had received the impression from previous posts that the Purim festival has been and gone. You would be wrong. :-) Today is Shushan Purim, the “second” day of Purim which is celebrated in Jerusalem and in other … Continue reading

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