Passover is the first of the three pilgrimage festivals, during which, at the time of the Temple, the Jewish people used to go up to Jerusalem in thanksgiving for the encounter with God (Deut16/16-17 – Ex 23/14-17) – Read the rest
The Jewish feast of Chanukah (or the festival of light) was celebrated on Sunday 16 December at La Goulette, a multifaith capital. On that evening, the last evening of Chanukah was celebrated in a festive, friendly atmosphere – a festival which commemorates the restoration of the altar of offerings in the Second Temple of Jerusalem. – Read the rest
The 15th day of the month of Shevat, the eleventh month of the Jewish year, is the “New Year of trees”.
This is the name of the feast in the Mishnah (Rosh haShanah 1,1). In the 16th century, the Kabbalists gave it a symbolical meaning and wrote the “seder of Tu biShevat”. – Read the rest
Friday December 21, we were invite to meet at the Jaffa Gate to participated in “Harmony in the Holy Land “an event that was inspired by a global movement -synchronizing thousands of people in prayer, meditation and music events worldwide.
With a change of venue due to torrential rains in Jerusalem we crowded into a seminar room at the Tower of David. – Read the rest
Depuis 1997 j’enseigne le Judaïsme à des étudiants palestiniens de l’Université de Bethléem dans le cadre du programme pour les futurs guides touristiques.
Il y a eu plusieurs fois des interruptions, dues à la situation, mais le programme continue, et malgré l’âge de la retraite bien dépassé, on me rappelle d’année en année. – Read the rest