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On Faithfulness and Friendship

When Honi, the wonder-working rabbi of the Mishnah, found that he’d been asleep beneath his carob tree for seventy years and no one recognised him any longer in his beloved House of Study, he said ‘O mituta o chavruta – Give me fri...

Posted on 13 September 2018, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Parashat Re’eh is long – it is, in fact, the longest parashah in Deuteronomy – and it contains many different themes. The 126 verses address, amongst other things, the Shalosh Regalim, the laws of kashrut, false prophets, dealing wi...

Posted on 9 August 2018, By James Burns
The Jewish Memories Behind a New Refugee Youth Movement

I see Judaism as a community of memory. The annual cycle of Torah readings commit a certain narrative of creation, belonging, exile and redemption to memory. In turn, the practices within our festivals – whether it is sitting in the suk...

Posted on 31 May 2018, By Amos Schonfield