Arab-Jewish harmony

Christian envoy pays tribute to music teacher whose harmonica saved him from the Holocaust. Charles Gardner reports …… Israel’s first Christian Arab ambassador The appointment of Israel’s first ever Christian Arab ambassador is partly thanks to a Jewish musician who,...

The Biblical Feasts 8

If you were asked which Jewish Feast that Jesus celebrated is referred to in the Christian New Testament, but not in the Old Testament, would you know the answer? I suspect that for most readers, the answer is ‘no’. In fact the answer is the last Feast in the year,...

The Biblical Feasts 7

The last of the autumn feasts is Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles. It comes five days after Yom Kippur and it lasts for eight days with a special day added on at the end, called Simchat Torah, or the Rejoicing in the Law. The first and eighth days of the Feast are...

The Biblical Feasts 6

Perhaps the holiest day of the Jewish year is Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement, which Leviticus 23 vv 23 – 26 tells us falls on the tenth day of the month of Tishrei.