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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
Outnumbered 34b

The comedy programme Outnumbered contains the following classic scene (edited): Father: You should never, ever, hit a person. Ben (his son): What if they’re attacking you with a shovel? Father: Well, obviously, yeah. That would be defen...

Posted on 26 July 2018, By Daniel Oppenheimer

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