Observant Jews can accept Bible criticism
An American professor believes you can square acceptance of academic theories of the origins of the Torah with remaining a traditionally observant Jew
Professor Benjamin Sommer
Friday, July 14, 2017
Islamic reformer inspired by Progressive rabbis
Friday, June 30, 2017
The hounding of Rabbi Dweck masks a fear of debate
Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer
Friday, June 23, 2017
How disaster made conversion harder
Prayers you can say when times get tough
The hidden Chasidic roots of Sigmund Freud
How should non-Jewish prophets be viewed?
Eco-shuls are the answer to Donald Trump
To ignore the challenge of climate change is to betray Jewish values
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Monday, June 19, 2017
Why revolution is doomed to fail
Freedom and the Israelites' fear of it is one of the central themes of the Book of Numbers, explored by Rabbi Sacks in his newly published collection of essays
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Be kind to yourself and take a slice of Shavuot cheesecake
The rabbis associated dairy products, traditionally eaten on Shavuot, with the quality of chesed
Rabbi Dr Moshe Freedman
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Who would we choose as our Jewish patron saints?
Jeremy Corbyn has called for extra bank holidays to commemorate the home nations' patron saints. But if we had a Jewish equivalent, who would they be?
Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain
Monday, May 22, 2017
Join Limmud’s Shavuot learning party
You can run a DIY Shavuot education session at home with Limmud's new pack
What is Shavuot?
Shavuot is part of the Shalosh Regalim – “three festivals” - which are the three main religious holidays of the Jewish year - Daniel Sugarman explains more about the customs and background to this festival.
The rabbinic battle over Israel's bonfire night
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims will gather in the northern Israeli town of Mount Meron at the weekend for Lag Ba'Omer
Rabbi Michael Pollak
Friday, May 12, 2017
What is Lag Ba'omer?
Simon Rocker reveals the origins of the festival, and explains how it is marked today
Friday, May 5, 2017
Why we should celebrate Yom Yerushalayim
Yom Yerushalayim, which begins the evening of May 23, will mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the Old City during the Six Day War
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Psychotherapy's rabbinic precursor
The founder of the Mussar movement Rabbi Israel Salanter had a keen interest in psychology
Monday, April 24, 2017
Moses the great leader knew his failings
Despite all the criticism, Moses displayed some of the key elements of great leadership
Friday, April 14, 2017
A biblical love story; the Song of Songs
Read as an allegory of the relationship between God and Israel, the Song of Songs is the story of love between a man and a woman
Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris
Thursday, April 13, 2017
What is the Counting of the Omer?
The Omer is like a countdown from national liberation at Pesach to the defining religious moment of Jewish peoplehood, the revelation at Sinai.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Video: How to sing the Mah Nishtanah
One of the highlights of every Seder is the asking of the Mah Nishtanah or Four Questions. Robert, aged 11, shows you how it's done.
Friday, April 7, 2017
What is on the Seder plate?
Daniel Sugarman explains the origins of the shank bone, charoset and more.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Our Charedi Seder
The table is resplendent in white and silver. The matzot – our own version of the marmite phenomenon, inspiring either love or hate – look extra crunchy
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