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>Two Minutes of Torah: Beshalach

>Just over a week ago, I was in the cinema watching the George Clooney film ‘Up in the Air’. Without spoiling anything, the premise of the film is that Clooney’s character has a job which involves him flying all over America, and rarely, if ever, coming home. Alongside this day job, he also moonlights as … Continue reading

>Two Minutes of Torah: Bo

>The story of the Ten Plagues is one of those sections of the Torah which changes with age. As children, we read of these miraculous events with awe at God’s supernatural abilities, focussing on the plagues themselves rather than the people involved. As we mature and return to the text, there is a difficulty as … Continue reading

>Jewish Ethics – Euthanasia

>Last night I taught the first in my 10 part series on Jewish Ethics (as voted for by the members of West London Synagogue). It was interesting to hear the diversity of opinion in the room, and to explore a subject with so many conflicting opinions. I personally found the story of the death of … Continue reading

>Two Minutes of Torah: Va’era

>One of the films I remember watching in my teens was the Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor comedy: ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil’. The premise of the film was that Gene Wilder’s character was deaf, Richard Pryor’s character was blind, and together they witnessed a murder. The film played on the importance of these … Continue reading