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Being and Becoming

For years, my wife Susanna and I have struggled at classical concerts. She was a professional musician for many years, so a concert that I, with my untrained ear, can sit blissfully through, she might not experience as so relaxing. She mi...

Posted on 24 May 2018, By Rabbi Joel Levy
Nasso

Does the Torah recommend asceticism, or does it advise that we take pleasure in our bodily lives? This question has been debated amongst our rabbis for millennia, and there is perhaps no figure who represents that tension better than the ...

Posted on 24 May 2018, By Natasha Mann
Shavuot

Shavuot is perhaps my favourite festival, and I am sorry that most do not share my enthusiasm for it. The distinguished liturgist, Rabbi Dr Jacob Petuchowski, said: “Festivals, like books, have their fate. Changing times and environment...

Posted on 17 May 2018, By Rabbi Amanda Golby