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Parashat Bereishit, Shabbat 17 October 2020

Have you ever wondered how long Jews have been listening to the reading of the Torah? How about the scribe and priest Ezra? He read the scroll of the “Torah of Moses” on both days of Rosh HaShanah and every day of Succot to all the pe...

Posted on 15 October 2020, By Nahum Gordon
Simchat Torah

This year, we have had little option but to watch the Jewish year tick by, counting the number of Shabbatot and festivals closed or curtailed by the Covid epidemic. With the arrival of Simchat Torah and Shemini Atseret, one more mile...

Posted on 8 October 2020, By Michael Mocatta
The Story of the Lulav

Each of our festivals has a unique and special commandment that defines it. Rosh Hashanah has the Shofar and Yom Kippur has the fast. Hanukkah has the Menorah and Pesach has...

Posted on 1 October 2020, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner