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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
René Cassin

René Cassin was born in 1887 to a Sephardi Jewish family in the South of France. A distant relative of Alfred Dreyfus, whose trial for treason electrified the world from 1894-1906, Cassin was always mindful of the potential for abuses of...

Posted on 13 June 2019, By Michael Mocatta