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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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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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The silver lining to the coronavirus lockdown during the Jewish Festivals

We are at the height of Sukkot at the moment and I would love to write about the special prayers and celebrations that are taking place in Jerusalem and around the Jewish world, but with coronavirus still ravaging our population, … Continue reading

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