Tag Archives: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

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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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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Chag Shavuot Same’ach!

The festival of Shavuot (“Feast of Weeks” or Pentecost), beginning tonight 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 – Lev. 23:15) to count, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – Shushan Purim edition

Purim is finished in most of Israel and the world, but it is celebrated the following day, i.e. today, in Jerusalem and other cities that were walled in ancient times. So in honour of this special chag, here are a … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Thank goodness it’s Friday, and as we approach Shabbat it’s time for another Good News Friday installment. Let’s start with one of my favourite subjects, Israel’s biomedical industry. There are several great items to report this week. A British doctor … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5778 – Gmar Hatima Tova!

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is upon us once again, beginning in a few hours time here in Israel, when we will be entering a 25-hour fast with day-long prayer services, composed of beautiful, spiritual and emotional prayers and … Continue reading

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