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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
About Time

The calendar that hangs in my parents’ kitchen counts time according to two different measures. The Gregorian (secular) calendar sits alongside the Hebrew calendar. It’s how I know that this Shabbat is the 21st of Tevet. I checked thi...

Posted on 3 January 2019, By Amos Schonfield
The Centenary of Armistice Day

My mother was born two weeks before the Armistice. My grandparents married in the late spring of 1917, when my grandfather finally took a furlough from the Western Front where he served as chaplain in the German Army for the duration of t...

Posted on 7 November 2018, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg