Category Archives: Judaism

Chag Kasher Ve’sameach – Happy Pesach!

The festival of Pesach (Passover) festival begins tonight and lasts until Friday the 2nnd, but since Shabbat follows straight on, we’ll be keeping 8 days until after the Shabbat. If you would like to learn more about Pesach, have a … Continue reading

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Happy Chanukah – 2nd night. Kaf Tet beNovember

(This post is published a day late. In my defense m’lud, I was babysitting and only got around to publishing after midnight…) In a fortuitous turn of the calendar this year, the 29th November fell on the second day of … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! 1st Night

Chanukah has begun here in Israel, and windows are lighting up all over the country with candles and oil lamps twinkling in the dark. Chanukah is one of my favourite chagim, since it requires very little preparation but lots of … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5782 – 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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Shana Tova Umetuka – 5782

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins tomorrow night (Monday night), and lasts for 2 days, until sundown on Wednesday night. The Jewish year follows the lunar calendar, and the number counts the number of years since Creation. This year … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av 5781 – 2021

Today it is Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. Today we remember the destruction of our two Holy Temples, both destroyed on this day, along with a host of other calamities. As … Continue reading

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