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THE JEWISH CALENDAR
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
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.
Do you know the origin of Abracadabra, Bedecken or Chutzpah?
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".