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The second sedra in Bamidbar is Naso, the longest and, for me, the most problematic sedra in the Torah.  It has several themes relating to purity (or impurity).   It starts with the census of the Levitical families for the tasks of ...

Posted on 26 May 2015, By Alan Orchover

In a year of elections, it’s clear that polls and the jostling for power do not always bring out the best in us.  Nicola Sturgeon, we were told during the campaign, is the most dangerous woman in Britain.  The SNP was said to threaten...

Posted on 20 May 2015, By Matt Plen
Behar Bechukotai

Shabbat Shalom. This week is Shabbat Shalom. Why is that? Read on.   Parashat B’har (“God spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai…”) begins with the laws of Sh’mitah, the Sabbatical year, when Jews in Israel are commanded not to ...

Posted on 15 May 2015, By Cantor Jason Green