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Jewish Culture

My Noam Winter

When I first started my role as a Noam Movement Worker in September 2019, I thought I knew exactly what the year ahead would look like: we’d run a few day camps and clubs at Masorti communities, we’d run a big...

Posted on 7 December 2020, By Masorti Judaism
Parashat Chayyei Sarah – Shabbat, 14 November 2020

Twelve pre-Barmitzvah boys were spending their early Wednesday evenings discussing Bible stories with me.  We had reached the Akedah. They had plenty of great questions:  Q1: Why did God want to test Abraham?&nbs...

Posted on 9 November 2020, By Nahum Gordon
Parashat Vayera, 5781

Fifty years ago, the Israeli novelist Hanoch Bartov published a novel whose title has always intrigued me: Whose Little Boy Are You? That question comes to mind as we read the story of the birth of Isaac (Genesis 21). A careful ...

Posted on 5 November 2020, By Rabbi Peretz Rodman