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Tetzaveh

Every day thousands of tourists visit the Tower of London to marvel at the Imperial state crown and the other highly decorated symbols of the British Monarchy. Exquisitely made in gold, velvet and ermine, and encrusted with thousands of d...

Posted on 15 February 2019, By Janine Stein
Spotlight on the Talmudic Sages: Rav Nachman bar Yaakov

Rav Nachman: ‘Chutzpah even towards God is warranted.’ (Sanhedrin 105b) This statement by Rav Nachman is one of the hundreds of statements attributed to him in the Babylonian Talmud. He is one of nearly 400 named Amoraim (Jewish sages...

Posted on 22 November 2018, By Janine Stein
Bereshit

Desert Island Discs is a popular radio programme where interviewees imagine themselves cast away on an island with music and a book of their choice to take with them. I would take Maimonides’ Guide to the Perplexed because it’s the pe...

Posted on 3 October 2018, By Janine Stein