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Rabbi Dr Neil Gillman – a Hesped

Without Rabbi Dr Neil Gillman I’m not sure I would have been a rabbi. Certainly, I owe my decision to go to the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) to him, and also the sheer fact that the Seminary accepted me. I had an awful interview in...

Posted on 21 December 2017, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
Summer in Ghana

When I told people I was spending my summer holiday volunteering in Ghana with my 17-year-old son, the reactions varied from, “Wow, how incredible!” to “Are you completely mad? This is your summer holiday!” I can confirm that it w...

Posted on 21 December 2017, By Niki Jackson

Commentators note the precision of Joseph’s second test of his brothers in Gen. 44:1–17. In his commentary on Genesis, the scholar Robert Alter calls this secreting of the silver cup in Benjamin’s sack and ensuing interrogation “t...

Posted on 21 December 2017, By Claudia Setzer