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The Book of Samuel

Fancy an exciting, fast-moving story about power struggles, with a generous measure of lust, murder, possible homoeroticism, suicides and the occult thrown in for good measure? Rising above the sensationalism, if you are curious as to how...

Posted on 6 March 2019, By Nahum Gordon
Pekudei

A really great sandwich is one where the filling in the middle is a text. Even greater is the kind where the upper and lower layers are also texts. But the greatest of all has multiple texts above and below. In Parashat Pekudei, this club...

Posted on 6 March 2019, By Angela Gluck
Vayakhel

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks notes that the opening word of this week’s parashah – Vayakhel – has the root letters k-h-l, from which ‘we get the words kahal and kehillah, meaning “community”’ (‘The Social Animal [Vayakhel 5776], 2...

Posted on 6 March 2019, By Marylou Grimberg