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As the summer draws to a close and the last harvest is brought in, it is a time of plenty.  If you take a walk in the countryside you will find apples, pears, blackberries, sloes, mushrooms, pumpkins, squashes, hazelnuts and walnuts hang...

Posted on 14 October 2016, By Georgia Kaufmann

It is always difficult when there is a Shabbat between Yom Kippur and Sukkot. At least this year Yom Kippur was on a Wednesday. On those comparatively rare occasions when it’s on a Thursday, it is harder still. It is challenging for bot...

Posted on 13 October 2016, By Rabbi Amanda Golby

This week and next week our readings include poetic farewell speeches by Moses. This week it’s the Song of Moses (Deut 32:1-43), and next week, the Blessing of Moses (Deut. 33:1-29). Let’s compare these two poems, starting with the Bl...

Posted on 13 October 2016, By Zahavit Shalev