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Shalom

One of the most enormous words in Hebrew is the word ‘shalom’. It’s usually translated as ‘peace’ but it’s meaning has far more depth and richness than our English word ‘peace’ provides. Here’s a quote from the Chumash, a Jewish commentary: “The Midrash says, “Peace when you enter, peace when you leave, and peaceful relations […]

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Celebrating the Biblical Festival of Weeks

Did you know that the Christian festival of Pentecost is on the Jewish Biblical festival of Shavuot, otherwise known as the Festival of Weeks?This Biblical festival comes from the Old Testament, where God’s people were told:“‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest […]