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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


Prelude to Hope - A Yom Kippur Sermon

It felt like it would be the last summery day of the year last weekend, as we set off as a family into London. Our children, now back at school, were in need of some good parental attention and let’s face it, I’m not at my best in these few weeks. 2,460 more words


From Gatekeepers to Legators - משומרים למורישים

A slightly unedited sermon for this Shabbat:

A very warm welcome to all those gathered here for the celebrations of a very special baby and all our members, visitors and friends in our sanctuary and joining us on line. 2,268 more words


Forty Years Later - Beyond the Olden Days (sermon for Parashat Chukkat)

About 14 years ago when I was still a student rabbi I would frequently go to a university friend’s school, where she was a teacher, and talk to the children in the primary school about Judaism. 1,673 more words


Isaiah's prophecies: Jesus, Paul, and the first century church read the Torah & Haftarah

As you can see in the chart above, the book of Isaiah is divided up by most people into roughly two categories. Chapters 1-40:1 are judgments and chapters 40:1-66 are called the prophecies of comfort on this chart from Thomas Nelson, Inc. 355 more words

Zecher le'aggadah - Memory and dispossession of the dream

My stream of consciousness on these days as I listened to this song walking through London:

There are some days when we feel like outsiders. For me, Yom Hazikaron is one of those days in Israel. 744 more words


Happy Iyyar!

Sundown tonight will begin Rosh Chodesh Iyyar.

If you are thinking “What’s Rosh Chodesh?” <– click the link

Iyyar is the eighth month of the Jewish year, counting from… 90 more words

The Jewish Year