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Chag Same’ach! Yom Yerushalayim 5779 – 2019

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel’s miraculous win over combined Arab forces in 1967, began last night (Saturday night) with festive prayer services in synagogues around the country. This year we mark the 52nd  anniversary of the reunification … Continue reading

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

Pesach is drawing to a close,  the week seems to have flown by with visits to Jerusalem, family get togethers, and generally eating and enjoying ourselves (and finally, the beautiful weather after a very cold rainy start!). The seventh day … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5779 – Gmar Hatima Tova!

Yesterday’s dreadful news about the murder of Ari Fuld has knocked us sideways and breathless. But we cannot stop the clock nor turn it back, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is upon us once again. It begins in … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s the first Friday of 5779 and the last Friday before Yom Kippur. Luckily there is plenty of good news to fill my latest Good News Friday installment. Let’s start with a healing kind of item. US military veterans have … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Friday Erev Tisha B’Av

Today is not a regular Friday. It is Erev Tisha B’Av, and although we do not mourn on Shabbat (thus the fast is put off until Sunday), we are still carrying on in a more minor key than usual. Therefore … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed edition

It’s Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed tonight, the intermediate Shabbat of Sukkot, so I want to provide you with a slightly more inspiring edition than my usual Good News Friday posts. My first item is from a couple of weeks ago but … Continue reading

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