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Spotlight on the Amidah: The Final Blessings

To our Sages, the Amidah was prayer. When they referred to T’filah, they inevitably meant the Amidah. In fact no other part of our liturgy is prayer in the same way. The Shema and its blessings are recitations from the Torah, as are mos...

Posted on 3 January 2019, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet
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
Thoughts from a Youth Movement Outsider

There have been many aspects of my Jewish life where I’ve felt an ‘outsider’. Having grown up outside the confines of the organised Jewish community, I consider it a badge of honour to be a rabbi who understands what it’s like not...

Posted on 27 July 2018, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet