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Counting days under ‘lockdown’ and the blessing of Shabbat

I can’t be the only person who’s losing track of time. One day simply runs into another. That’s why I’m finding the traditional Jewish way of structuring the week so helpful: Sunday is rishon leShabbat, the 1st day ...

Posted on 7 April 2020, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Ahad Ha-Am

Ahad Ha’am is known as the father of cultural Zionism, a stream of nationalism which seeks the advancement of the Jewish people through the cultural development of Jewish life and Judaism.  Born into a Hasidic family in Skvira, nea...

Posted on 2 April 2020, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny