The changing tides of the Omer

Jews experience time very deeply. Different stages of our calendar are suited for different religious experiences. During the forty days leading up to Yom...

Q&A: Which finance firms are okay to use?

Jacob, I notice that some financial services firms are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority while others are not. Should this influence my decision whether...

Hasmonean girls’ GIFTs for teenagers in hospital

GIFT has been working with Hasmonean girls’ year 12 students this year, running sessions to inspire giving. The initiative inspired and run by GIFT’s High...

Hatzolah evacuate 18 year old Israeli woman with serious brain infection from Ukrainian hospital

An 18-year-old Israeli woman who had been studying in Ukraine and remained in the country after the outbreak of the war to assist in...

Parshat Kedoshim: what is holiness?

What does the term kedusha mean? What is holiness? In what way is God holy, and how are we meant to copy it? Many...

Dying matters

Paula Plaskow is a social worker and Jewish Care’s End of Life and Palliative Care Lead, and her team are winners of the End-of-Life...

Over 400 people attended a reunion dinner celebrating the Boys’ liberation

Over 400 people, including some of the original ‘Boys’ and their children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren from all over the world, as well...

OzTorah: vengeance – K’doshim

THE EXTRA PHRASE The Torah constantly tells us who is speaking (generally God) and who is being addressed (often Moses, often the people of Israel). We...

Elon Musk and freedom of speech

Dear Rabbi I wonder what you think about Elon Musk taking over Twitter. As a Jew, the idea of him opening up “freedom of speech”...

Sadah farm hosts family packed fun day

The Sadeh Farmhouse Hotel in Kent, was delighted to welcome over 40 members of the Jewish community from around the country on Chol Hamoed...

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