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Rosh HaShanah: getting used to G-d’s Presence


Liberation Rosh Hashana starts this year on Friday evening September 18 after sunset. The month of Tishri is the seventh month of the Jewish calendar year. Once it was the first month and that is why the first of the three autumn festivals is called: Israeli New Year, Rosh Hashanah. But since the Exodus from...
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Recipe for round sweet challah


The round loaf with ‘no beginning ad no end’ symbolizes continuity of life. This challah is baked for Rosh HaShanah, the first and most important New Moon feast at the beginning of the Jewish calendar. We wish each other Shana Tovah, means “A good year”. The sweetness symbolizes the goodness that we receive from our...
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Sheepish


David the Shepherd In the Bible you come across leaders such as King David and some prophets who were shepherds. It turns out to be a very good background for dealing with people. We are not compared to sheep for nothing, we have a lot in common with sheep. Take David to start with. Samuel...
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Room for dissidents


Awesome Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur and the days in between are called “Yamim Noraim” and it means “Awesome days”. Also called the “Days of Conversion”, in Hebrew: “Ashereth Yemee Teshuvah”. This period of: Rosh HaShanah, the days in between and then the closing with Yom Kippur. Rosh HaShanah is seen in the Bible as...
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Recipe for a Date Cake (lactose free)


In Beth Haemek, Israel, I saw the big bunches of ripe dates hanging in the Date Palm trees. Walking between the overripe fruits fallen on the ground, made my mouth water. There I learned that you can even save ripe dates in the freezer. When the Bible writes about honey, it is possibly sirup or...
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The Olive Tree


            If the olive tree fails to bloom you enter deep territories where you never came before nothing comes naturally anymore arid regions manifest themselves made desolate as by peat fire. You move through it like Alice in Wonderland slowly you see colour a lost flower is blooming you continue...
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New ethics for the world: vision from Israel


Mirror Haviva Pedaya is a professor at Ben-Gurion University in the Negev where she heads the Elyachar Center for Sephardic Studies. Her interview with the Jerusalem Report of June 8, 2020 is interesting because she sheds light on the corona crisis from her knowledge as a scientist. It plays an important role in Israel today....
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Can you shine your light?


Let your light shine When I was in primary school, I learned and sung this well-known song in Dutch: ‘So let your light shine in everything you do, so that people say: G-d is good’. This is what Yeshua says in Matthew 5:16: “This is how you should shine light to the people so that...
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Fashion in the light of COVID-19


Every day I help fashion companies to become more sustainable, from strategy to process implementation with my company Rethink Rebels. Wanting to be sustainable an acting accordingly is not yet in sync for most companies. Especially not in the crisis that we are all in now. I would like to explain what exactly is wrong...
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Shavuot, a peak into G-d’s Kingdom Hall


Shavuot The Feast of Weeks (Shavuot) is the culmination of the confidence that Adonai gave to created man (Adam), but that was so cruelly violated by us. After all, Adonai had created humanity out of chaos (The earth was desolate and empty) for the purpose of serving and obeying Him. If we didn’t answer to...
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