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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

Holy Hothead What are we to make of Phinehas (Pinchas), our parashah’s namesake? The Torah itself seems to have an ambivalent attitude toward this grandson of Aaron the High Priest, who was himself to assume that office. He was a man of...

Posted on 12 July 2017, By Rabbi Peretz Rodman
Infusing the World with Holiness

After two impressive victories against the Canaanites of the Negeb and the Amorites in Transjordan, the looming military might of Israel throws the leaders of Moab into a panic. Only the land of the Moabites separates Israel from the Jord...

Posted on 5 July 2017, By Ismar Schorsch