Category Archives: Judaism

Shabbat Shalom

No time for a Good News Friday post this week. My father in law is still very seriously ill in hospital. Please pray for Menachem Ben Baila. But I can’t leave this blog without something sweet for Shabbat, so here … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

We are right in the middle of Chanukah, entering Shabbat Chanukah in a few hours, so here is a special, Chanukah-themed Good News Friday post. Let’s start with a very well timed for Chanukah, incredible archeological find – a Hasmonean-era … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah has just begun here in Israel, and we have our Menorahs – or Chanukiyot as they are called in Israel – lit up at the window. It is one of my favourite chagim, since it requires very little preparation … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I shall start this week’s Good News Friday with some news from last week.  Last Shabbat we read the Torah portion of Chayeh Sarah, “the life of Sarah”, in which Sarah our Foremother passed away. In Genesis 23:16, we read … Continue reading

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Simchat Torah 5778 – Chag Same’ach!

The marathon of Jewish holidays is almost over. as the last and most joyous festival of the holiday season approaches– Sukkot finishes tonight and Simchat Torah begins. But before that, today, the last day of Sukkot, is known as Hoshana … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed edition

It’s Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed tonight, the intermediate Shabbat of Sukkot, so I want to provide you with a slightly more inspiring edition than my usual Good News Friday posts. My first item is from a couple of weeks ago but … Continue reading

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