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Parashat Pinchas, Shabbat 11 July 2020/19 Tammuz 5780

God told Moses, “Behold, I give him (Pinchas) My covenant of peace and it will be a covenant of an everlasting priesthood to him and to his offspring after him….” [Num. 25:12-13].  Why did Pinchas deserve two divine gifts? We h...

Posted on 9 July 2020, By Nahum Gordon
Reflecting on my year as a movement worker

I recently discovered a copy of the Dvar Torah I delivered at my Bat Mitzvah over ten years ago. As a shy young girl, standing in the Old Synagogue at New North London, I drew parallels between the leadership styles displayed by Moses and...

Posted on 21 May 2020, By Charlotte Caplan

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