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Jews Don’t Do Architecture (And Other Myths)

Medieval synagogues in Europe were necessarily modest buildings, often partly hidden. Planning applications for ostentatious synagogues were rarely received favourably. Yet Jewish communities still wanted to fulfil the Talmudic requiremen...

Posted on 22 September 2015, By Leon Fenster
Ha’Azinu

“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