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Aaron’s oldest sons, Nadav and Avihu, offer unsanctioned ‘strange fire’ and are ‘consumed’ by God. Why? To enable the younger Eleazar to succeed Aaron as Cohen Gadol in defiance of human primogeniture and, crucially, for Eleazar...

Posted on 11 April 2018, By Nahum Gordon
Light a Candle – Remember a Holocaust Victim

This Wednesday evening, 11 April, we remember the victims of the Holocaust. It is Yom Hashoah, or to give it its full title, Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah – Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day. The dates corresponds to 27 Nissa...

Posted on 5 April 2018, By Nick Gendler
The Miracle of Nature

Miracle. What does this word mean to you? Winning the lottery? Being the sole survivor of a plane crash? The laws of physics? The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as “an extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by ...

Posted on 5 April 2018, By Jonny Kay