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Va’etchanan

This week’s parashah and haftarah stand in stark contrast to each other.   The Torah text centres on the themes of law, reward and punishment. The Israelite nation is party to a covenant with God. If w...

Posted on 16 August 2019, By Matt Plen
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
Tisha B’Av

The great question of the day is ‘eikhah’ – how? Today, as we commemorate the destruction of the First and Second Temples, along with the other calamities of Jewish history, we hear that word call out from the Book of Lamentatio...

Posted on 25 July 2019, By Rabbi Natasha Mann