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Acharei Mot – Kedoshim: On Being a Holy Community

I’ve been surprised many times over these strange weeks by the sense of community that is available while I’m sitting in my living room. I live alone – just me and Nifal, my frolicking feline friend – and so days go by in ...

Posted on 30 April 2020, By Rabbi Natasha Mann
Is it time for a new Prayer for the State of Israel?

The prayer for the State of Israel that is ubiquitous in Israeli synagogues, and recited by many congregations around the world, begins by addressing God as our familiar saviour: Avinu she-ba-shamayim, Tsur Yisrael ve-go’alo – ...

Posted on 29 April 2020, By Rabbi Peretz Rodman
Is there room for Zoom on Shabbat?

The coronavirus crisis has thrust the Jewish people into an unprecedented situation. Unable to meet up face to face, people have been looking urgently for ways to let Jewish practice continue on more than a private, individual basis. One ...

Posted on 28 April 2020, By Matt Plen