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>Two Minutes of Torah: Behaalotecha (Numbers 9:15-10:13) – It’s like riding a bike

> One of the most exciting gifts I received for my Bar Mitzvah was a brand new mountain bike. As a child I loved cycling round the block, and when I was at university for three years I cycled everywhere with my trusty mountain bike. It feels like I have always been riding bikes, so … Continue reading

>Two Minutes of Torah: Parashat Naso (Numbers 5:1-16) – Caring for the sick

> In the summer of my second year at rabbinic school I spent a week volunteering at the North London Hospice as part of my pastoral training. The hospice, unexpectedly, was a truly inspiring place. I watched as volunteers, nurses and doctors brought honour and dignity to the final weeks of peoples’ lives. The hospice … Continue reading

>Two Minutes of Torah: Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-19) – Everybody Counts

> When we lived in Los Angeles, one of our favourite restaurants was called C&O. It was a very popular restaurant and it was always necessary to book in advance. The problem was that even with a booking, a party would not be seated until every single member of the group was present. We would … Continue reading

>Two Minutes of Torah: Behar-Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:47-26:13) – The power of nature

> In the space of my lifetime I find it amazing to think how far technology has advanced. As a child I remember once a week we used to gather around the phone for a crackly conversation with my grandparents in Israel. It was expensive and the quality was poor. Today, I switch on my … Continue reading