Starmer, Cummings and the Queen

In 1942 Albert Einstein was teaching at Oxford University. One day as he was walking with his assistant in the forecourt after having just...

Torah reading: why specify the obvious?

Lineage The sidra begins, "Say to the kohanim the descendants of Aaron". The definition of the kohanim as descending from Aaron seems too obvious to...

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...

Sefiras Ha’omer: Achieving the impossible

Imagine a teenager lying on a grassy field, gazing into the night sky. As he stares up at the stars, he thinks to himself,...

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...

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