Ki Tavo – Your Silent Partner

Ki Tavo – Your Silent Partner

You plan. You work hard. And success comes. What next? Enjoy the fruit of your labours. Take a much-deserved vacation. Relax. Not according to the opening verse of this week’s Parsha, Ki Tavo. When success comes, the first thing you do is give part of it away!

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Ki Teitzei – Waging a Pre-emptive War

Ki Teitzei – Waging a Pre-emptive War

People argue. When the argument becomes fuelled by emotion, the argument can escalate into war. When societies and countries argue, the venom may reach a critical point that war erupts. Judaism is a pacific pathway.. Jews are noted for being peaceful, living in a neighbourly way wherever in the world Jewish societies are found. Gentiles

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9th Av Traditions

9th Av Traditions

Being the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, Tisha B’Av is commemorated with many of the traditions observed during the period of mourning for a loved a one. Many of the customs are observed form the evening of Tisha B’Av until the end of the day (25 hours later). The purpose is to bring an

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History: Tisha B’Av

History: Tisha B’Av

The 9th day of Av (Tisha B’Av) is a day of national Jewish mourning as it is also the anniversary of some of the of most tragic events to befall our people. Below is a list of major tragedies that occurred or began on this date. 1312 BCE – After the exodus from Egypt the

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The Scroll of Megilat Eicha

The Scroll of Megilat Eicha

The Megilat Eicha was written by the profit Jeremiah after the destruction of the First Temple on Jerusalem (586 BCE). We provide you with a very brief synopsis and a link to the full text below. Chapter 1Jeremiah describes the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of the people – the sorrow, the betrayal, the

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