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Remember Shabbat

Shabbat is a central observance of Jewish tradition, known well beyond the Jewish world. In early times, Jews were ridiculed as lazy for setting aside one day a week in which they refrained from working. The ancient Romans considered it a...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner
You shall not take God’s name…

There are seven different names of God found in the Torah. The name thought to have the greatest sanctity is the unpronounced name, made up of the letters yud, hey, vav and hey. This name is used sparingly and never pronounced as written....

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Rabbi Oliver Joseph
You shall have no other gods…

I used to think the second commandment ‘Make no image or likeness; don’t bow down to or worship them,’ was about praying to sticks and stones, sculptures and paintings. I relegated its relevance to the realms of ancient history. I n...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg