Tag Archives: Judaism

Tisha B’Av 5779 – 2019

The destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem on Tisha Be’Av Since the 9th day of Av fell yesterday, on Shabbat when we do not mourn, the fast itself was deferred to today, beginning last night at sundown and finishing at … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shalom

I decided to do something else this week instead of a regular Good News Friday or Shabbat Shalom post. As I wrote last week, we were in Florence for a week, and we had a fantastic time becoming “culture vultures” … 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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Purim Same’ach! Happy Purim

Let’s put aside all the very sad and depressing news that has been in the news this past week. Purim is here and it’s time to celebrate! The festival began at sundown this evening  when we went to shul and … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shalom

Once again I’ve run out of time before Shabbat. One of these days I will write another Good News Friday post but for now, I wish everyone a quiet, peaceful, safe and healthy Shabbat. It is also Rosh Chodesh today, … Continue reading

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Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah began last night around the world, and we have our Menorahs – or Chanukiyot as they are called in Israel – lit up at the window. It is one of my favourite chagim, since it requires very little preparation … Continue reading

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