Depends on who you ask. It is not just a religion, but without the religion of Judaism it would not exist. One thing that Jews aren’t, is a race. You can’t convert to a race. Mind you, no one can give me a consistent answer as to what is the definition of a ‘race’, whichContinue reading “What is a Jew?”
It seems everyone this year is getting into Hanukkah in a big way, all the local synagogues are throwing huge parties. I would suspect that they are super keen to get everyone back to shul after all the lockdowns. I don’t blame them, there are likely to be many people who have drifted away asContinue reading “Hanukkah 5782”
I’m going to try and be objective here, so obviously a lot of this is not how I personally view things. However, I think it’s important to understand some of the negative ways that we are viewed in order to help foster more understanding and hence less hate. I had very little understanding of whatContinue reading “How Jews look to non-Jews – Part 1”
Can’t wait! All this interminable lockdown with small children means I’m longing for the holiday of a lifetime. I’m lucky I can get out to work! Definitely need a few weeks there. Probably basing ourselves in Tel Aviv תל אביב and doing day trips. Small people need a bit of stability and in my experienceContinue reading “Visiting Israel”
Why not advertise?
Internal division. Highly likely that this will expedite the downfall of Judaism.
It is Holocaust Remembrance Day and now also Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees for tithing purposes. Such an interesting juxtaposition. Fear and hate led to nearly successful genocide of European Jewry, not to mention the incitement of pogroms across the world. But yet, an ancient Jewish tradition persists at the same time, oneContinue reading “Tu B’Shvat”
Not here yet…
The only up side to this virus has so far been that it has motivated me to finally try making challah.
Not mine obviously