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Korach dies because he complains of the elevation of the priests above the people. A similar confrontation between the Catholic hierarchy of King Charles’ reign and the popular revolt by Protestant forces is the subject of Caryl Church...

Posted on 17 June 2015, By Georgia Kaufmann
Jewish Reflections on War and Peace – Part 2

Last week we featured an extract from Rabbi Jeremy Gordon’s book ‘Spiritual Vagabondry’, reflecting on Jewish approaches to war and the Jewish people’s underlying commitment to peace in Biblical and Medieval times. This week we co...

Posted on 10 June 2015, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon

Lo taturu  – ‘Do not explore’, Moses warns the Israelites at the end of this week’s parashah. Thus the parashah ends on a remarkably different note than it began: shelach lekha anashim veyaturu, ‘Send people to expl...

Posted on 9 June 2015, By Dr Annette Boeckler