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>Two Minutes of Torah: Ekev (Deuteronomy 9:1-19) – What would Supernanny do?

>With the limited number of channels available to us on freeview, I have started watching ‘Supernanny’ on an occasional basis (there really is nothing else on at that time in the morning). On the TV programme Jo Frost visits families who are struggling with their children. She spends a short time observing, and then she … Continue reading

>Two Minutes of Torah: Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-4:14) – I’ve Been to the Mountaintop

>Last summer, while Micol and I were driving across America, we stopped for a few hours in the city of Memphis. We knew that we did not have time to spend the night there, but we wanted to see the National Civil Rights Museum. This museum is located at the Lorraine Motel, the site of … Continue reading

>If only English football could find a manager like Moses

>(This article was published in the Jewish News 15th July 2010) Another World Cup has come to an end, and we have four years to wait until Brazil 2014. By any measure it has been a disappointing competition for the England team, as our ‘golden generation’ meekly surrendered in the Round of 16. However, over … Continue reading

>Two Minutes of Torah: Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-21) – Knowing your limits

>When I went off to university I was really excited about all of the possibilities and opportunities which were available to me. And I tried to take advantage of them as much as possible. I played football and hockey, I got involved with the Israel society, I helped organise the summer party, I went to … Continue reading

>Two Minutes of Torah: Matot Masey (Numbers 34:1-18) – ‘British Jews’ or ‘Jewish Brits’

>Parashat Matot Masey‘British Jews’ or ‘Jewish Brits’ (Numbers 34:1-18) Almost every year on RSY-Netzer’s Shemesh summer camp there would be a programme all about identity. During this session we would be asked to consider whether we are ‘British Jews’ or ‘Jewish Brits’. How did our Jewish and British identity fit together? Where were the areas … Continue reading