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Chol Hamoed Sukkot 5776

In the Rosh Hashana 2012 edition of Kol Hakehila, the journal of Kol Nefesh, Melanie Kelly wrote about the sukkah. She had examined Richard Elliot Friedman’s ‘Who Wrote the Bible’ in light of the cherubim crafted to ‘protect’ th...

Posted on 30 September 2015, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett

“Give ear O Heavens, let me speak;  let the earth hear the words I utter”. So begins the poem that, in the main, comprises this week’s sedra, the penultimate reading of the Torah. The last – “Vezot Ha-berachah”, Moses’ fare...

Posted on 22 September 2015, By Alan Orchover
On Navels and Etrogs

The feminist theorist Mieke Bal was fed up, I imagine, with psychoanalytic theories about penis-envy. She chose a different anatomical image to speculate about our subconscious world, one that is much more democratic, and which also has a...

Posted on 22 September 2015, By Zahavit Shalev