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

After the sadness and hatred of the last week we need something sweet to take us into Shabbat, so here is my latest Good News Friday installment. My first item is so perfectly timed for the week of Yom Hashoah, … Continue reading

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Chag Same’ach – Shvi’i shel Pesach, the 7th day of Pesach

Pesach is drawing to a close,  the week seems to have flown by with visits to Jerusalem, family get togethers, and generally eating and enjoying ourselves (and finally, the beautiful weather after a very cold rainy start!). The seventh day … 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  26th April, running straight into Shabbat on the 27th). If you would like to learn … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Hagadol moonshot edition

What a week it’s been! The ups and downs of the elections – first with Benny Gantz and his Blue & White party seemingly winning the vote, then Binyamin Netanyahu overtaking him; Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked being out, then … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shushan Purim edition

Purim is finished in most of Israel and the world, but it is celebrated the following day, i.e. today, in Jerusalem and other cities that were walled in ancient times. So in honour of this special chag, here are a … Continue reading

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