Be kind to yourself and take a slice of Shavuot cheesecake
The rabbis associated dairy products, traditionally eaten on Shavuot, with the quality of chesed
Rabbi Dr Moshe Freedman
Who would we choose as our Jewish patron saints?
Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain
Monday, May 22, 2017
Join Limmud’s Shavuot learning party
Why Orthodox synagogues should welcome gay couples
What is Shavuot?
Heavy metal secrets from a Mid-East cave
Thank heaven for Shavuot
Shavuot is part of the Shalosh Regalim – “three festivals” - which are the three main religious holidays of the Jewish year - Daniel Sugarman explains more about the customs and background to this festival.
The rabbinic battle over Israel's bonfire night
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims will gather in the northern Israeli town of Mount Meron at the weekend for Lag Ba'Omer
Rabbi Michael Pollak
Friday, May 12, 2017
What is Lag Ba'omer?
Simon Rocker reveals the origins of the festival, and explains how it is marked today
Friday, May 5, 2017
Why we should celebrate Yom Yerushalayim
Yom Yerushalayim, which begins the evening of May 23, will mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the Old City during the Six Day War
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Psychotherapy's rabbinic precursor
The founder of the Mussar movement Rabbi Israel Salanter had a keen interest in psychology
Monday, April 24, 2017
Moses the great leader knew his failings
Despite all the criticism, Moses displayed some of the key elements of great leadership
Friday, April 14, 2017
A biblical love story; the Song of Songs
Read as an allegory of the relationship between God and Israel, the Song of Songs is the story of love between a man and a woman
Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris
Thursday, April 13, 2017
What is the Counting of the Omer?
The Omer is like a countdown from national liberation at Pesach to the defining religious moment of Jewish peoplehood, the revelation at Sinai.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Video: How to sing the Mah Nishtanah
One of the highlights of every Seder is the asking of the Mah Nishtanah or Four Questions. Robert, aged 11, shows you how it's done.
Friday, April 7, 2017
What is on the Seder plate?
Daniel Sugarman explains the origins of the shank bone, charoset and more.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Our Charedi Seder
The table is resplendent in white and silver. The matzot – our own version of the marmite phenomenon, inspiring either love or hate – look extra crunchy
What is Pesach?
Simon Rocker tells you everything you need to know about one of the most important festivals in the Jewish calendar
Monday, April 3, 2017
A halachic approach to the inclusion of same-sex couples in Orthodox communities
Rabbi Dr Zev Farber
How Hebrew captured America
In an extract from his new book The Story of Hebrew, Lewis Glinert explains the importance of the language to the American colonists
Monday, March 27, 2017
A quiet Shabbat morning revolution in the suburbs
Friday, March 17, 2017
Clowns have a part to play - and not just for Purim
In an Israeli hospital, medical clowns are trying to cheer wounded Syrian children
Rabbi Gideon Sylvester
Friday, March 10, 2017
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