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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
Beha’alotcha

Much has been made of the challenge to Moses in this week’s parashah: “Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Kushite woman he had married: ‘He married a Kushite woman!’” (Num. 12:1). The commentators offer a surpri...

Posted on 31 May 2018, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet