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Writers

Menasseh ben Israel

Jews were expelled from England in 1290. By the mid-1600s, they were back. There is no Act of Parliament officially welcoming them back. But a range of pamphlets from the period, often published under pseudonyms, shed light on the factors...

Posted on 11 February 2019, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
Vayigash

This week’s parashah is rightly famed for the speech in which Judah stands before the fearsome Viceroy of Egypt to plea for the safety of Benjamin. It contains the moment where the Viceroy finally reveals, “I am Joseph”, and the fam...

Posted on 11 December 2018, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
Jewish Democracy

Within hours of the Kenneset passing a deeply divisive ‘Jewish Nation State’ Act something utterly baffling happened in Israel. A Rabbi was arrested, in Israel, for the crime of celebrating a marriage between two Jews accordin...

Posted on 20 July 2018, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon