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The Three Weeks

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on July 24, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Overview and laws of the period leading up to Tisha B'Av.



The "Three Weeks" between the 17th of Tammuz and the Tisha B'Av have historically been days of misfortune and calamity for the Jewish people. During this time, both the First and Second Temples were destroyed, amongst other terrible tragedies.

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The Most Important Speech Ever Given by a French President on Anti-Semitism

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on July 23, 2017 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

President Macron equated anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism and said Jew-hatred wasn’t born with the Vichy regime, nor did it die after the liberation of France.



French President Emmanuel Macron...

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CST unit to aid terror victims with psychological support

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on July 23, 2017 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The volunteers would also be despatched to assist non-Jews affected by a major accident or atrocity

A team of psychological first aiders is being trained by the Community Security Trust to provide on-the-spot assistance in the event of a serious incident such as a terrorist attack on Britain’s Jewish community.



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Synagogue membership? There are reasons to be hopeful

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on July 16, 2017 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)


New research shows shul membership in decline, with central Orthodoxy down 37 per cent. But a former leader of the United Synagogue suggests the fall is far smaller



Following last week’s JPR report, it is important to spell out what this data means for the United...

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Being Mature in Faith

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on May 28, 2017 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Shabbat is over, but this week is the one, that will bring us happiness. Shavuot, one of the most joyful holidays. We have been given the TORAH. Now we have set of instructions and we know exactly how to do things and where to go.



In the Parshat we just read on Shabbat, there was the counting. How ofte...

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Bristol Jewish Congregation to Manchester

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on May 23, 2017 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)




The words seem inadequate to express the sadness

we feel about all those who died and were injured,

children, youth and families in the terrible terrorist...

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Jews in the light of the Emor

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on May 14, 2017 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to all who have attended the Service and Kiddush.

We have discussed our responsibilities as Jews in the light of the Emor.



We all are part of something greater. A...

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I am not guilty

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on May 7, 2017 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

After Shabbat service, we have a long talk about feeling “not guilty”.




Quite often we make a mistake and sometimes even repeat the same, but we love to blame someone else for it. Most of the time it is not “our fault”, it is his/her...

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Another Shabbat passes

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on April 30, 2017 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Another Shabbat passes away and we all look forward to the next.



This Shabbat we had visitors from Tampa Synagogue Florida, USA, who took active part in our service.

We also have our friends from the River of Life who are going on their annual trip to Israel...

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Jewish Law

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on April 24, 2017 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

After the service last Shabbat, we have a long discussion about the way Judaism is seen in today’s modern world.




We talked about spirituality and it place in our life. We also talked about our commitment to Jewish Law and how we feel about fulfilling it.

The kashrut laws, the laws of ...

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Last Shabbat of Passover is behind us.

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on April 16, 2017 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)


We have been talking about second chance. Hashem gave us second chance as we have received the second set of Tablets.



We done something wrong, very wrong, yet there was a second chance. Of course, we had to feel sorry for what we did and only than the second chance came.

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Thank you

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on April 14, 2017 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you all who helped with preparation for our Seder night on Monday. Thank you to all of you who came and took part in in.




I was surprised by a big number and that gave me hope, that now when we are free, Masorti Jews in Bristol are going into the right ...

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Shabbat haGadol, the Great Shabbat

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on April 9, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Shabbat haGadol, the Great Shabbat is over and just one day to light the candles of Freedom.

I would like to thank you all those who were helping in preparation for Seder this year, especially as this is going to be the very first communal Seder of Masorti Jews in Bristol. And without the help of all those who helped the Seder could not happen. I am sure it is going to be a very meaningful and ...

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Death of Sue Cowles

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on April 1, 2017 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s my sad duty to inform you of the death of Sue Cowles, wife of Tony Cowles, after a long illness. Tony is a founding member of Masorti Jews in Bristol.




Condolences may be sent to Tony Cowles on tonydavidc@msn.com or Flat 1, 24 Emerson Square, Horfield, Bristol BS7 0PP, and donations ...

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Week to come

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on March 26, 2017 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Yet another Shabbat in behind us and an important one. Shabbat Ha Hodesh.


 

It is not long too Passover and we are getting slowly into the spirit of getting free once more.

 

After the service, we have talked about importance of work as well as of labour.

 

Has...

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Golden Calf

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on March 18, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It was nice and difficult service today as we have focus on golden calf. And the discussion after the service was quite lengthy.



In todays’ world, it is difficult not to think about our material part of life. Or how to pro...

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Purim Party

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on March 12, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you all who helped to prepare beautiful Purim Party. It was the first Purim Party of Masorti Jews in Bristol and it will be remembered for a long time.



A lot of noise during the Megillah reading, a lot of food after and the best hat competition.

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Buildings or people?

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on March 11, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Another Shabbat came to an end, but the Purim just started.




 

The Purim story gives as hope and bright future.

 

Today we also talked about, that it is not the building nor the surrounding that ma...

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Stronger Together

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on March 5, 2017 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

On today’s service, we heard the instructions to build dwelling for God. We also heard that we needed to contribute to this construction.




And after the service we talked quite lengthy and openly about c...

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Parkinson's risk for Jews

Posted by Bristol Jewish Congregation on March 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)




The LRRK2 gene


The biggest genetic indicator of Parkinson's disease is 10 times more prevalent in Ashkenazi Jews than in the general population, research has revealed.

 

A global study will now track how often the mutated L...

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