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

The seventh day of Pesach, “Shvi’i shel Pesach”, begins tonight, running straight on into Shabbat tomorrow night, giving us an “8-day Pesach” along with our fellow Jews in the Diaspora (who celebrate an extra day of the festival). Shvi’i shel … 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  7th April). If you would like to learn more about Pesach, have a look at … Continue reading

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Purim Same’ach! Happy Purim

Let’s put aside all the depressing news that dominates the airwaves. Purim is here and it’s time to celebrate! The festival began at sundown this evening  when we went to shul and heard the Megillah (Book of Esther) being read, … Continue reading

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Tu B’Shvat Higia!

Today is the 15th of Shvat, known as Tu B’Shvat, and it is the “birthday of the trees”. I refer you to past posts of mine to learn about the beautiful minor festival. Here is a short excerpt: The tree … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I’m more or less back to normal programming now and it’s time for another Good News Friday installment. Let’s start with Israel’s biomedical industry, which never fails to innovate. One of the latest developments is a revolutionary new treatment for … Continue reading

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