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Acts 15 and Circumcision - Part 2

Continuing our discussion on Acts 15…

Act 15:2 Then dissension and not a little disputation with them having taken place by Paul and Barnabas, they appointed Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up into Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this question. 1,115 more words


Torah Bag

Store your things in a Torah bag this Simchat Torah!

We have been spending Yom Tov with my parents. The rabbi of their shul gives Torah cards to any kid who wishes him a good Shabbos or Yom Tov, which is the highlight of shul for many kids. 301 more words

Back to the Essentials

Parashat Matot-Mas’ei, Numbers 30:1-36:13; Haftarah, Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4

Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline. Therefore, be zealous and repent. Revelation 3:19, TLV

Words of reproof are difficult to hear, and often unwelcome, but they’re essential to a life of knowing and serving the God of Israel. 954 more words

Omer 49

Barukh ata Adonay, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al sfirat ha-omer.

Blessed are You, Adonay our God, ruler of the universe, who makes us holy with mitzvot and gives us this opportunity to count the Omer. 216 more words


Fire From Heaven

My Sisters and Brothers,

Two thousand years ago, a rushing wind tore through Jerusalem, converging on one small house where a handful of peasants were gathered. 536 more words

Holy Spirit

P4t: Mirvis 30/5/2017

last tuesday morning (30th may), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

How can it be that, whereas Temples and monuments were built to honour Mount Moriah, Mount Sinai was forgotten?”

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A Contemporary 10 Commandments

This a text version of my sermon from day 1 of Shavuot –

There is a long standing debate about the precise date of the events that we read about in this morning’s Torah portion.  1,173 more words