New Cycle, New Year

The Jewish year ends and begins again with the festival of Simchat Torah - rejoicing in the Torah, which took place at the beginning of the week. I didn't manage to get round to posting anything for the High Holidays of Rosh haShanah, Yom Kippur or Sukkot, as we were moving house. But a new … Continue reading New Cycle, New Year

Chag Pesach Sameach!

I always feel a little out of sorts and discombobulated when Passover and Easter occur separately as they have done this year. The reason of course is the method of calculation. I honestly don't know how the Rabbis calculate Passover, but I know that the original method was to determine whether the barley was 'Aviv' … Continue reading Chag Pesach Sameach!