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The Death Penalty

There are four ways it can happen: burning, stoning, strangling, and beheading. Beheading was, as you’d expect, with a sword. Strangling meant actually being strangled, not hanged; stoning meant that the guilty party was shoved off a hi...

Posted on 1 November 2018, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet
Chayei Sara

In this week’s Torah portion, Chayei Sarah, after Abraham has purchased the burial ground following Sarah’s death at the Cave of Machpelah and buried her there, we are informed in Genesis 24:1: ‘Abraham was old, advanced in years, a...

Posted on 1 November 2018, By Rabbi Robert Alpert
The Amidah Kedusha

If the Amidah has a ‘high point’ then it is the section referred to as ‘the kedushah’ or ‘holiness’. It is a responsive communal prayer. It is missed out in the silent version of the Amidah, and though there are varying custom...

Posted on 25 October 2018, By Daniel Oppenheimer