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Megillah reading for Purim at the Women’s Tefillah in Ahuza, Haifa earlier this year (Facebook)
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Prayer opportunities for Orthodox women

A new book takes a fresh look at rabbinic sources on women's prayer

Benedict Roth

Yesterday, 12:05

Prayer opportunities for Orthodox women
  • Martin Luther nails his 95 theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg in 1517
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    Luther's debt to the Jews

    The role of Hebrew should not be overlooked in the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

    Dr Harry Freedman

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    Luther's debt to the Jews
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    The joy of Simchat Torah

    Samuel Pepys was left aghast after experiencing a Simchat Torah service in 1663 - but the holiday exemplifies the joy within Judaism.

    Daniel Sugarman

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    The joy of Simchat Torah
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    What is Simchat Torah?

    Simon Rocker explains the meaning and customs behind one of the liveliest festivals in the Jewish calendar

    Simon Rocker

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    What is Simchat Torah?
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    Succot and mental health

    We can make a link between World Mental Health Day, which falls during Succot next week, and a festival which represents what is good for our wellbeing

    Rabbi Gideon Sylvester

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    Succot and mental health
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    What is Succot?

    Succot is the third of the Jewish holidays known as the “Shalosh Regalim” – “three festivals” – the other two being Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot (Pentecost)

    Daniel Sugarman

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    What is Succot?
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    What is Yom Kippur?

    Simon Rocker explains the meaning and customs behind the holiest day in the Jewish calendar

    Simon Rocker

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    What is Yom Kippur?
  • A magical place: Fingal’s Cave on the isle of Staffa in the Hebrides (Getty Images)
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    The place where God calls

    The traditional liturgy may challenge our understanding but it signposts the path to spiritual awareness

    Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    The place where God calls
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    Lubavitch's educational crash course

    The Jewish Learning Institute, which begins again in the New Year, tackles questions of legal, business and medical ethics

    Simon Rocker

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    Lubavitch's educational crash course
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    What is Rosh Hashanah?

    Daniel Sugarman explains the whys and wherefores of the Jewish new year.

    Daniel Sugarman

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    What is Rosh Hashanah?
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    What the Charedi community can teach us

    A former Chasid from Stamford Hill who has chosen a secular path is grateful for something in his Orthodox education

    Izzy Posen

    Monday, September 4, 2017

    What the Charedi community can teach us
  • Coin with grape motif from the Israel Museum, minted by Herod Archelaus, ruler of Judea in Roman times (Getty)
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    The secret of ancient coins

    The lulav and etrog often appeared on Jewish coins in classical times - but why?

    Colin Shindler

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    The secret of ancient coins