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Once upon a time, before being taught Maimonides by a patient teacher, I used to think that the more mitzvot I kept, the happier God would be with me, and the more I would be rewarded in some way.  It embarrasses me now to ...

Posted on 23 August 2019, By Janine Stein
Tu B’Av – The Jewish Festival of Love

Tu B’Av is what we Jews have instead of Valentine’s Day. We learn of it from the end of Tractate Ta’anit, the tractate of the Talmud which discusses when and why Jews fast. Following its discussion of the fast of ...

Posted on 16 August 2019, By Rabbi Zahavit Shalev