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The Ten Plagues are drawing to a climax. The terrible plague of darkness will shortly descend, and in preparation, God issues some instructions to Moses (according to the JPS Torah translation): Speak now in the ears of the people, and le...

Posted on 10 January 2019, By Zahavit Shalev
Shabbat Chol ha-Moed Sukkot

Kohelet – the Book of Ecclesiastes – which we read on Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot, is a first person account from someone who has been there and done that, a wealthy but world-weary king who asks: ‘What real value (yitron) is there f...

Posted on 26 September 2018, By Zahavit Shalev