Blog posts written for the BSHM appear below.

How to Light the Menorah (in this Universe), in 5783/2022: Another calendrics blog post

First Posted Monday, December 19, 2022 / Yom sheni, 25 Kislev, 5783.
David Orenstein, Emeritus, Danforth CTI,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Education Committee

You might remember that, on December 12, I blogged here that:

Re-Reading the Torah, 5783! Another Calendrics Blog Post

First Posted Monday, November 21, 2022 / Yom sheni, 27 Cheshvan, 5783.
David Orenstein, Emeritus, Danforth CTI, 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

            On a Sunday evening, about a month ago, (October 16, 2022 / Yom sheni, 22 Tishrei, 5783), I went to synagogue in-person (but masked) to join our observance of Shemeni Atzeret and the celebration of Simchat Torah.

Summer Surmises: Celtic Counting

Dydd Llun, y cynta Awst / Emancipation Day, Monday, August 1, 2022 / Yom Sheni, 4 Av, 5782.

David Orenstein, Toronto, Canada

Today is Emancipation Day, commemorating the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire in 1834 on August 1 that year. It’s a day that has been celebrated here in Ontario for well over a hundred years and is on its way to official Canada-wide recognition.