General Jewish


Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

It’s shiva Asar b’Tammuz over Shabbat, but the fast is pushed back to Sunday – the beginning of the three weeks. We fast in memory of the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem. It’s a minor day fast, although long and hot in many parts of the world. Time to […]


The Shabbat project: October 24-25

6 Continents, 35 Countries, 340 Cities, 1 Shabbat – this week!   From LA to London, Melbourne to Moscow, Bondi to Brooklyn, Jerusalem to Johannesburg, Toronto to Tokyo… in every corner of the globe, people are joining the biggest global Jewish unity event the world has ever seen. The Shabbat […]


Preparing for Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av is coming next week (Monday night, August 4th through Tuesday sunset, Aug 5th). Some practical things to consider and prepare: Fasters: Fasting is easier when you are well hydrated and moderately fed. Lessen or stop caffeine ahead of time. Drink lots of liquids, especially water, several days before and up […]


Looking for parsha ideas?

I have them for you! Click on the parsha link along the top menu for the entire list – there are ideas for each and every parsha there! This week is Eikev. Check out these ideas and do something fun with the parsha this week. And let me know your own ideas so […]