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Esther and Vashti: Approaches to Power

This year at Purim shpiels we will see little Mordechais, Esthers and King Ahasueruses, and we may see Harry Potters, action figures and even a Wonder Woman. A little Queen Vashti, on the other hand, is unlikely to make an appearance. Tra...

Posted on 22 February 2018, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny

Toleh aretz al-bli-mah – “He suspends the world over nothingness” I have always loved this verse from the Book of Job (26: 7). I find the image of the world being suspended over nothingness very powerful and humbling. And the word...

Posted on 22 February 2018, By Zahavit Shalev
Ten Years at New London – Thinking of the Future

This year marks my tenth anniversary as rabbi of New London Synagogue. I have found myself reflecting on where we will be in 50 years time. What does our future look like as a Jewish community – at a time when most us will have passed a...

Posted on 15 February 2018, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon