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The Synagogue at Capernaum

The synagogue at Capernaum is a mystery. Its Franciscan excavators date it to the fourth century, based on coins found underneath the flooring; (it was considered to be good luck to leave coins in the foundations of a building). Israeli s...

Posted on 25 February 2019, By Alex Stein
Menasseh ben Israel

Jews were expelled from England in 1290. By the mid-1600s, they were back. There is no Act of Parliament officially welcoming them back. But a range of pamphlets from the period, often published under pseudonyms, shed light on the factors...

Posted on 11 February 2019, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
Jewish Democracy

Within hours of the Kenneset passing a deeply divisive ‘Jewish Nation State’ Act something utterly baffling happened in Israel. A Rabbi was arrested, in Israel, for the crime of celebrating a marriage between two Jews accordin...

Posted on 20 July 2018, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon