Rabbi Neil Janes' Blog
I had a piece published in the Jewish News for their Desert Island Texts series (print version here).
Interestingly, my grandfather arranged for Rosh Hashanah services to take place in Devon, supported by a good friend and Rabbi Reinhardt (of the West London Synagogue). 420 more words
3 days, 8 hours
A study of bRosh Hashanah 17b on chinuch.org.uk for Rosh Chodesh Elul:
ויעבר ה’ על פניו ויקרא, אמר רבי יוחנן: אלמלא מקרא כתוב אי אפשר לאומרו, מלמד שנתעטף הקדוש ברוך הוא כשליח צבור, והראה לו למשה סדר תפלה.
Coffee Shop Rabbi
Queentimely wrote in response to a recent post:
I don’t know how many readers you have in the southern hemisphere, but it might interest those in the north to be reminded that it’s actually winter here — cold (in Melbourne terms), blowy and dark early.
1 month, 3 weeks
Av (ahv) is the eleventh month of the Hebrew year.
It’s often mentioned as the “unluckiest” or “saddest” month of the year, based on a mention in the Talmud in Taanit 19a: “When we enter Av, our joy is diminished.” 136 more words