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Today is the Ninth of Av. Since this date falls on Shabbat, the fast is postponed. The only fast which supersedes Shabbat is Yom Kippur; all the rest are delayed because of the superior sanctity of Shabbat. It is particularly appropriate ...

Posted on 18 July 2016, By Rabbi Reuven Hammer
Only the Lonely

After more than 11 weeks in various hospitals I am, hopefully, on the way to recovery. It has been very strange being “on the other side of the bed”, so to speak, after 35 years as a congregational rabbi. Visiting people who w...

Posted on 11 July 2016, By Rabbi Dr Jeremy Collick
A Three Part Guide to Jewish Life – Part Two – Love

Last month I wrote about belief. You can find that article here. This week I want to connect that analysis to elements of Jewish observance such as Shabbat and Kashrut. The connection is a connection of love. We are, of course, commande...

Posted on 11 July 2016, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon