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Introduction

Quest was launched by Rabbi Dr Louis Jacobs of New London Synagogue in the 1960s, and relaunched by his successor, Rabbi Jeremy Gordon, almost 30 years later.  The original Quest was a collection of high-level articles which aimed to gra...

Posted on 10 September 2015, By Matt Plen
Eimecha Nasati

Piyut is the name given to the poetic prayers and petitions composed by rabbis, scholars and chazzanim from the time of the Roman Empire until the late Middle Ages. The term is thought to derive from the Greek poy’ein, to make; the ...

Posted on 10 September 2015, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Shabbat Shuva/Vayelech

Today is Shabbat Shuva, the Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Its name comes from the opening verse of the Haftarah from Hosea that we read today, ‘return (shuva), O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have fallen because ...

Posted on 10 September 2015, By Melanie Kelly