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    Rabbi Johnny Solomon

    Rabbi Johnny Solomon is a passionate, reflective and energetic Jewish educator. He has a BSc (Hons) in Maths and Religious Studies, a teaching qualification from the University of Herfordshire and semicha from the Montefiore Kollel in London. While living in London, Johnny held numerous senior positions in Jewish education including Head of Jewish Studies at Immanuel College, Assistant Head at Naima Jewish Preparatory School, Team Leader at the Jewish Curriculum Partnership and Head of Jewish Studies at Hasmonean Girls’ School. In 2012 Johnny moved to Israel where he spends his time writing great Jewish educational content for Jewish Interactive, and teaching at post-high school seminaries.
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    Supermen of Israel

    If anyone should be able to define what is a hero is all about it should be Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) who famously played the role of Superman in the acclaimed 1978 movie, and who himself...

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    The Heart Attack of Tisha B'av

    Many thinkers, artists and poets spanning millennia have tried to depict the importance, splendor and spirituality of Jerusalem, with maps such as that produced by 16th century Heinrich Bunting...

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    Fast for the past, for the sake of our future.

    Every year during the summer months, observant Jews spend three weeks expressing increasing levels of national mourning that commemorate tragedies that befell the Jewish people in the distant past.

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    Who is Kivi?

    The Ji Team believes that every aspect of Ji Alef-Bet should be a learning moment, and it is for this reason that the character who guides learners through learning the Alef-Bet is called 'Kivi'. 

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    The Meaning behind Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut

    Next week is Yom Hazikaron when we remember all those who have been killed in safeguarding the Modern State of Israel, and this is immediately followed by Yom Ha’atzmaut when we celebrate the...

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    Permanent, Temporary and Digital Dwellings

    By Rabbi Johnny Solomon | Sukkot, Ji Tap | 0 Comments | 03 October, 2017

    This week the Jewish people will be celebrating the festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles).

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    Ji Calendar and the solar eclipse

    Well, this is when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, and by doing so, blocks the suns light.

    During a solar eclipse the sun continues to shine, but it appears as if the light of the...

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    Learning and Yearning For Jerusalem

    The story is told of the great Napoleon Bonaparte who was walking through the streets of Paris on the Fast of the Ninth of Av. As he passed by a synagogue he heard wailing and crying, and so he...

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    Using the summer to create games for your class next semester

    Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor, comedian, and producer once said;

    Doing nothing is very hard to do... you never know when you're finished.”

    Teachers and students alike anticipate the final day of...

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    When is Yom Kippur and what is a Jewish birthday?

    For many people, the summer is about sun, fun, camp and vacation! However, it is also about planning and diarising for the future, and to do so, you need a Jewish Calendar.

    And why?

    Because you...

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