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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

Our tradition of naming books of the Torah by their first significant word sometime works well – Bereshit, ‘In the beginning’, and Bamidbar, ‘In the wilderness’, are good one-word summaries. Shemot, ‘Names’, is not. The Gree...

Posted on 22 December 2015, By Masorti Judaism
Masorti at Limmud 2015

Rabbi Mijael Even David – Rabbi of Edgware Masorti Synagogue Sun 20:50: Jump to the water or not? – a couple’s view on the mikveh and its relevance for modern Jews Mon 13:30: Disney and nashim – different approaches to the status ...

Posted on 17 December 2015, By Rabbi Mijael Even David