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This afternoon I have just returned from visiting the Pierre Bonnard exhibition at Tate Modern in London.  Bonnard (1867–1947) was an impressionist and abstract artist who created visions of intimacy by employing borders and bounda...

Posted on 11 April 2019, By Melanie Kelly
Parshat HaChodesh

The first communal act of the Israelite nation is described in Exodus 12, and forms part of Parshat HaChodesh, the Torah reading before Rosh Chodesh Nissan, designed to get us in a festive mindset: “Speak to the entire community of Isra...

Posted on 3 April 2019, By Rabbi Joel Levy

Two situations are presented in this week’s parashah, Parashat Tazria, which bring a person from a state of taharah (often translated as ‘purity’) to a state of tumah (‘impurity’): childbirth, and the mysterious affliction of tz...

Posted on 3 April 2019, By Natasha Mann