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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot

Sukkot is known in Jewish tradition as ‘heChag’, the festival, and truly it seems that everything is in it, and in a way, everything is also within Megillat Kohelet, Ecclesiastes, that we read on Shabbat Chol HaMoed, when there is one...

Posted on 2 October 2017, By Rabbi Amanda Golby
Rosh Hashanah

From time to time I have an ‘How did I fail to see that until now’ experience. There’s a turning I never took, a tree I never properly took note of in a garden I’ve walked past a hundred times. One such garden is the Machzor, the...

Posted on 18 September 2017, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Yom Kippur

Recently I taught a course on Embodied Judaism to a bunch of rambunctious fifteen-year-olds. We explored disparate topics: the asher yatzar blessing said after going to the toilet; the Golem of Prague; Talmudic notions of gender. We s...

Posted on 18 September 2017, By Zahavit Shalev