Judaism

JUDAISM FEATURES

THE JEWISH CALENDAR

  • Friday, May 22

    Shabbat begins in London at 8.42; Bournemouth 8.39; Leeds 8.52; Manchester 8.58; Tyneside 9.05; Glasgow 9.19; Jerusalem 6.58

    Saturday, May 23

    Shabbat ends and the festival of Shavuot begins, in London at 9.58; Bournemouth 10.06; Leeds 10.20; Manchester 10.24; Tyneside 10.30; Glasgow 10.54; Jerusalem 8.14.

JUDAISM BOOKS

  • Leviticus: the call of love

    The third in Lord Sacks's essays on the weekly Torah portion

  • God’s Call

    God’s Call

    In an extract from his new book, Lord Sacks explains why Leviticus is far more than a manual of priestly sacrifices - it could be Judaism's key text

Competitions and events

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JEWISH WAYS

  • Reciting Akdamut on Shavuot

    On Shavuot in most Ashkenazi communities, before the congregation reads Exodus 19 -20, the story of the giving of the Torah, we recite an Aramaic poem called Akdamut or "Prologues".

THIS WEEK'S SIDRAH