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Monsters of Absurdity

Here’s the poem I’ve referred to several times, sung by the amazingly talented Rona Kenan:

Legacies and visions

Moses is now at the tender age of 120 is conscious of his legacy, that’s why he sings his song we heard this morning. 1,918 more words


The Spiral of Time

It’s that time of year again. For Jews, it’s always that time. Or this time. Or another time. Time is always of the essence, somehow. 1,137 more words

Experiential Learning

Rosh Hashanah 5777 (sermon)

I told some of you a couple of weeks ago in my sermon about our family visit to Portsmouth, where we visited the historic dockyards and had the wonderful opportunity to see the Mary Rose, the tudor flagship and the HMS Victory and HMS Warrior flagships. 2,003 more words


Welcome everyone!

Students learning about the map of Israel

Putting together a map of “Derech haAvot” – the Path of the Patriarchs

Final project in summer camp… 150 more words


Frankenstein and Golem - Power, Redemption and the Human Condition

This Shabbat is Shabbat Hagadol – the Sabbath before Pesach. It reminded me of the Great Rabbi Loew of Prague’s (the Maharal) extended Shabbat Hagadol sermon which is a preface to his Haggadah. 1,267 more words


Chanukah in the Square - a call to the JLC, LFA and Mayor of London

I call upon the London Jewish Forum, the Jewish Leadership Council and the Mayor of London to insist that they will only attend and continue to publicise and fund the Chanukah in the Square if a woman speaks and participates in the religious activities – specifically a woman lay leader of the community and a woman rabbi – and that they are listed on the publicity. 715 more words