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Beshalach

The Israelites leave Egypt after the final plague, approach the Sea of Reeds, cross it, and celebrate their freedom. They then come to realise the hardships that freedom can bring, and the changes to their lives that they will need to adj...

Posted on 15 January 2019, By Melanie Kelly
Mental Health Awareness Shabbat

What does our tradition say about mental illness? The short answer is ‘not much’. And what it does say is often unhelpful, sometimes cruel. Take suicide, for example. Suicide is the leading cause of death among men under 50. Yet in a...

Posted on 10 January 2019, By Masorti Judaism
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The Ten Plagues are drawing to a climax. The terrible plague of darkness will shortly descend, and in preparation, God issues some instructions to Moses (according to the JPS Torah translation): Speak now in the ears of the people, and le...

Posted on 10 January 2019, By Zahavit Shalev