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Is there room for Zoom on Shabbat?

The coronavirus crisis has thrust the Jewish people into an unprecedented situation. Unable to meet up face to face, people have been looking urgently for ways to let Jewish practice continue on more than a private, individual basis. One ...

Posted on 28 April 2020, By Matt Plen
What to read now that we can’t go out?

A few summers ago, I studied at Pardes in Jerusalem. It was a life-changing experience, mostly for the animated conversations I hadJ with my fellow students. We would meet at the bakery round the corner, and chat intensely while ordering ...

Posted on 23 April 2020, By Janine Stein

There is a pervasive myth in Jewish tradition that menstruating women cannot touch the Torah scroll. This myth hasn’t appeared out of the blue – this week’s Torah portion is about the interaction between ritual purity/impurity a...

Posted on 23 April 2020, By Rabbi Natasha Mann