A Jewish Unity

As we approach the High Holydays, one of the things that often slips our mind is our remaining or even becoming a cohesive nation. We are frequently either so involved with the minutiae of the religion or not involved nearly enough, we forget how Jewish unity enabled us to overcome some of the worst forms […]

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The Miraculous Ten Plagues

Pesach otherwise known as Passover  is the time when Hashem bypassed the houses of the Israelites whilst smiting those containing the Egyptian firstborns. What was so miraculous about the ten plagues? A recent documentary aired on television outlined various scientific theories regarding how and why the plagues were not necessarily miraculous. Let me indulge in […]

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We’ve Been Busy!

Over the last few months there have been numerous events within the community. Simchat Torah was awesome as alcohol flowed into the deepest nooks and crannies of the synagogue edifice. The service included the reading of the law, part of which was conducted by our Chatan Bereshit , Elie Dahdi, who read the Torah with […]

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Guarding The Matzah

It is a recognised fact that Jewish people love to argue, sometimes even if no one else is within a twenty mile radius we have been known to argue with ourselves! The Torah describes the Jewish people as ‘Am K’shei Oref hu’ – ‘A stiff necked people’. I would like to mention probably the most […]

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Why Do We Celebrate Shavuot?

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jews. The Talmud tells us that God gave the Ten Commandments to the Jews on the sixth night of the Hebrew month of Sivan. Shavuot always falls 50 days after the second night of Passover. The 49 days in between are […]

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