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Tisha b’Av: Causes of Destruction, Seeds of Hope

Tisha b’Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, is not mentioned in the Torah. It is hinted at in Zechariah 8:19, which speaks of “the fasts of the 4th, 5th, 7th and 10th months,” as the Torah counts the months (Av is the fifth ...

Posted on 26 July 2017, By Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb
The rabbi should speak out

The question of whether and how rabbis should speak out on controversial issues of the day has been with us for many centuries. If the subject has become especially contentious in America of late, it is probably because American Jews in 2...

Posted on 19 July 2017, By Professor Arnold Eisen
Mapping our community’s Roots

Way back in 2013, some members of the St Albans United Synagogue and St Albans Masorti Synagogue (SAMS) prepared and gave a talk on the ‘History of the Jewish Community in St Albans’ at the Verulamium Museum, and later at SAMS. At the...

Posted on 12 July 2017, By Helen Singer