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Did the ark have room for whales?

The rabbis wondered how the majestic sea-creatures survived the Flood

Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum

Yesterday, 16:11

Did the ark have room for whales?
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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
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    The original game of thrones

    Almost 3,000 years before George RR Martin, the throne of King Solomon was coveted by the world's most powerful rulers

    Daniel Sugarman

    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    The original game of thrones
  • Israeli soldiers carry wreaths during Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldier and a new day in the Jewish calendar (Getty)
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    There's no 'authentic' Judaism

    Judaism has always been diverse rather than conforming to a single, supposedly 'authentic' model

    Rabbi Josh Levy

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    There's no 'authentic' Judaism
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    Sharing our simchahs

    A growing number of Jewish charities run programmes emphasising that bar and batmitzvahs are not only a time for celebration but also for thinking about people who may be less fortunate

    Sarah Ebner

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Sharing our simchahs