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Thoughts from a Youth Movement Outsider

There have been many aspects of my Jewish life where I’ve felt an ‘outsider’. Having grown up outside the confines of the organised Jewish community, I consider it a badge of honour to be a rabbi who understands what it’s like not...

Posted on 27 July 2018, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet

The first Shabbat after Tisha b’Av is known as ‘Shabbat Nachamu’ from the first words of the Haftara written by Isaiah: ‘Nachamu, nachamu’ – ‘Console yourselves’. And we need consolation after the three sad weeks between t...

Posted on 26 July 2018, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett
Jewish Democracy

Within hours of the Kenneset passing a deeply divisive ‘Jewish Nation State’ Act something utterly baffling happened in Israel. A Rabbi was arrested, in Israel, for the crime of celebrating a marriage between two Jews accordin...

Posted on 20 July 2018, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon