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The Challenges of Ageing Parents

These days most people expect to live well into their 80s. Longevity comes with many rewards, but it also carries its burdens. When parents grow old, their physical and mental health is likely to deteriorate, placing a large portion of re...

Posted on 15 November 2018, By Francesca Caller
The Centenary of Armistice Day

My mother was born two weeks before the Armistice. My grandparents married in the late spring of 1917, when my grandfather finally took a furlough from the Western Front where he served as chaplain in the German Army for the duration of t...

Posted on 7 November 2018, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Toldot

At the beginning of Genesis Chapter 28, Isaac blesses Jacob as he sends him to Paddan Aram to find a wife. Not only is this Isaac’s last interaction with his son; these are also the last words that we hear from Isaac, and this is his la...

Posted on 7 November 2018, By Daniel Oppenheimer