Category Archives: Judaism

Yom Hashoah 5781- 2021

Yom Hashoah began at sundown yesterday evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem with torches lit in memory of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Shoah. You can watch the entire ceremony here: Six Holocaust survivors lit torches … Continue reading

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Chag Kasher Ve’sameach – Happy Pesach!

Before starting this post I looked back, as I always do, to what I wrote last year. And I was shocked at how quickly I’ve forgotten Pesach in the shadow of corona. What a difference a year makes – in … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Purim Same’ach edition

Purim has started (or is starting) around the Jewish world, and we are celebrating a “triple Purim” which is quite a rare event. It started tonight at sundown and lasts till tomorrow night when Shabbat begins. But in walled cities … Continue reading

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The fast of Asara BeTevet

The fast of the 10th of Tevet, Asara beTevet, falls today. It is a unique fast in that it is the only fast day that is not brought forward or deferred if it falls on a Friday. On Asarah B’Tevet, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Chanukah edition

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts, and while I don’t promise to be going back to making this a regular feature, I am delighted to feel “the muse” awaken within me. It’s the first … Continue reading

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Baruch dayan emet: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z”l

On motzei Shabbat this week we heard the extremely sad news that former UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks had passed away. He had only announced a couple of weeks before that he was suffering from cancer. To say that … Continue reading

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