Category Archives: Judaism

Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

It’s the 7th candle of Chanukah tonight, it’s also Rosh Chodesh Tevet today, and of course Shabbat begins tonight with a bit of a mad rush as we light the Chanukah candles before we light the Shabbat candles. With all … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah began tonight as Shabbat went out. 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 … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Chanukah is almost upon us, starting tomorrow night, as is Christmas too! All the more reason for a great Good News Friday post. I’ll start with news from last week, when Jewish communities and their supporters the world over took … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet: Leonard Cohen, 82

This wasn’t quite the way I would have wished to distract us from the fuss surrounding the American elections. Leonard Cohen, one of America’s  Canada’s greatest, and most Jewish singers, (and one of my favourites) passed away late on Thursday* … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

What a week it’s been! This time last week, how many of us were dreading the election of Hilary Clinton and the effective continuation of Obama’s administration? What a turnaround there was! Not that Donald Trump is exactly the knight … Continue reading

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Simchat Torah 5777 – Chag Same’ach!

The last and most joyous festival of the Jewish holiday season is almost upon us – Sukkot finishes tonight and Simchat Torah begins. Today, the last day of Sukkot, known as Hoshana Raba, has a serious character despite the joy … Continue reading

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