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Vayishlach: when is a kiss not a kiss?

Lovemaking that is also not lovemaking Vayar otah…vayikach otah vayishkav otah vaye’aneiha [Shechem] saw her, took her, raped her and humiliated her Dinah, a young woman, who has gone out to see other women, is raped by Shechem. The l...

Posted on 14 December 2016, By Rabbi Lee Wax
Vayishlach

Jacob is the most controversial of the forefathers.  He steals the birthright from his brother, lies to his father to receive the blessing of the firstborn, and runs away twice because he is afraid, first from Esau and then from Laban....

Posted on 14 December 2016, By Rabbi Paul Arberman
The “great human rights issue of our time”

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, recently pronounced that modern day slavery is the ‘great human rights issue of our time.’ Whilst I believe we should not delve too far into creating a hierarchy of serious violations of human rights...

Posted on 7 December 2016, By Mia Hasenson-Gross