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Reflections on the 37th World Zionist Congress

I didn’t want to go. I really didn’t. Up until the point of being asked my experience of matters pertaining to the World Zionist Congress had comprised three tetchy meetings wherein various UK based factions battled (under the flimsy ...

Posted on 22 December 2015, By Nick Gendler
The Dawn of Personal Redemption

On my 50th birthday I woke up to the loneliest, most disconnected and painful day of my life. I had no more energy to continue breathing air into someone else’s body while I myself was becoming lifeless. On the 50th anniversary of my en...

Posted on 22 December 2015, By Yiscah Smith
Vayechi

At the core of Parashat Vayechi are Jacob’s dying blessings for his sons.  Actually the word ‘blessings’ here is a misnomer, or at the very least a deep irony, as most of Jacob’s words contain some extremely blunt feedback. Jacob...

Posted on 22 December 2015, By Matt Plen