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A few verses into Bamidbar we come across a strip of (metaphorical) crime scene tape – that black and yellow tape that the police use to mark off, protect, and preserve a crime scene: “and the stranger who draws near shall die.”...

Posted on 21 May 2020, By Rabbi Zahavit Shalev
The Well Inside: The Abayudaya Jewish Community

Seven pairs of dancing feet. Seven beaming smiles from ear to ear. Seven pairs of lungs, singing praises to God. Seven heads of hair dripping wet. I have the huge honour of teaching on New London’s L’Hayim programme and the precious p...

Posted on 14 May 2020, By Angela Gluck

This parasha contains both blessings for observance of the mitzvot and curses for failing to observe them. The curses themselves are disturbing, but what is perhaps more disturbing is the dictatorial approach taken by God. The c...

Posted on 13 May 2020, By Daniel Oppenheimer