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Spotlight on Talmudic Sages: Reish Lakish

Rabbi Shimon Ben Lakish, known as Reish Lakish, was a 3rd-century Amora who lived in the town of Sepphoris. He is primarily remembered for two things: his rather insalubrious youth, during which he worked as a thief and a gladiator, and h...

Posted on 31 January 2019, By Rina Wolfson
Yitro

Hearing is remarkable. Philosopher Casper Henderson notes that hearing is the first of our senses to develop in the womb, so that at half its full term size, the acoustic nerves of a foetus are mature enough to discern ‘low sounds’ an...

Posted on 31 January 2019, By Marc Shoffren
EcoSynagogue

Environmental issues are an ever urgent and global phenomenon. The world population has already reached 7.7 billion, and The United Nations estimates it will increase to 11.8 billion by the year 2100. All these people will need somewhere ...

Posted on 15 January 2019, By Daniel Preter