Category Archives: Judaism

Chag Shavuot Same’ach!

The festival of Shavuot (“Feast of Weeks” or Pentecost), beginning on Motzei Shabbat (Saturday night), is the culmination of the 7 weeks (hence the name) of counting the Omer – Sefirat Ha’Omer. We are instructed by G-d (ויקרא כ”ג:ט”ו – … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

We’ve already had a surfeit of good news this week, from Donald Trump’s announcement of the withdrawal from the JCPOA to the widespread international support for Israel in its defensive actions against Iranian aggression. Tomorrow night Israel will be marking … Continue reading

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Chag Same’ach – Shvi’i shel Pesach, the 7th 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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Jeremy Corbyn fuels the antisemitism fire by Jew-baiting

The British Labour Party’s antisemitism crisis is going from bad to worse, and is totally not helped by the leader Jeremy Corbyn’s idiotic, if not malicious behaviour towards the Jewish community. His latest antic was to attend a “Third Seder” … Continue reading

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Chag Kasher Ve’sameach – 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  7th April). If you would like to learn more about Pesach, have a look at … Continue reading

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Purim Same’ach! Happy Purim

Let’s put aside all the depressing news that dominates the airwaves. Purim is here and it’s time to celebrate! The festival began at sundown this evening  when we went to shul and heard the Megillah (Book of Esther) being read, … Continue reading

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