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The Four Listeners

Haggadah means ‘telling’. Its key section, containing the account of the Exodus from Egypt, is simply called maggid, the narration. Seder night is the Night of the Story.We rightly focus on how we tell that story: what does it...

Posted on 27 March 2018, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
La Mémoire Collective

Nothing grabs your attention like a pretentious title to go with your matzah. For the non-French speaking amongst you, la mémoire collective means collective memory – that is, a shared pool of knowledge and narrative maintained...

Posted on 27 March 2018, By Jon Pam
Tetzaveh

Toleh aretz al-bli-mah – “He suspends the world over nothingness” I have always loved this verse from the Book of Job (26: 7). I find the image of the world being suspended over nothingness very powerful and humbling. And the...

Posted on 22 February 2018, By Zahavit Shalev

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