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Mishpatim

I invariably feel a sense of anticlimax as Shabbat Mishpatim approaches, and then regret it. This is perhaps because of the special sense of anticipation before the two previous Shabbatot, Beshalach and Yitro. Although neither is problem-...

Posted on 7 February 2018, By Rabbi Amanda Golby
Your Stranger

Translators sometimes stumble—and it is fascinating to take note of just where and when they do. Often, when they distort the text they are presenting, or fail to carry some feature of the original into the target language, we are affor...

Posted on 1 February 2018, By Rabbi Peretz Rodman
Yitro

In Britain, we are no strangers to bad weather. Sometimes it’s all we talk about. But we may wonder why, when the Torah is given, the weather had to be so bad? We read in Exodus 19: 16] On the third day, as morning dawned, there was thu...

Posted on 1 February 2018, By Rabbi Roni Tabick