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At the end of the section of this week’s parasha dealing with the regulations concerning priests, comes the following verse: “You shall not profane My Holy Name, but I will be sanctified among the children of Israel.” This tells us ...

Posted on 7 May 2020, By Allan Myers
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