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“And Jacob was left alone: and a man (ish) wrestled with him until the breaking of the day” (Gen. 32:25).  In the words of Nehama Leibowitz, this is a “mystery-shrouded narrative”. Who, or what, was this ish? He is not called an...

Posted on 30 November 2017, By Michael Rose
The Masorti Annual Dinner 2018

The Masorti Annual Dinner, takes place on Thursday 11 January at Allianz Park. It’s the one occasion in the year that all our communities, big or small, from near or far, come together under one roof, for the same common cause. The dinn...

Posted on 30 November 2017, By James Burns

“And Jacob went out from Beersheba and went towards Haran” (Gen. 28:10). The rabbis asked, why does the text state that Jacob left Beersheba when we already know this fact from the previous parashah?  The reason, they said, was that...

Posted on 23 November 2017, By Alan Orchover