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Two Minutes of Torah: Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:30-46) – Our Planet needs a Rest

Growing up in RSY-Netzer we would often have programmes and sessions relating to the subject of the environment, and our role in protecting and caring for it. On these occasions a text from Greenpeace became very popular as an educational trigger. Rather than thinking of the world as 4,600 million year old, we were asked … Continue reading

Two Minutes of Torah: Behar (Leviticus 25:19-38) – The ‘Commoner’ and the Prince

While watching the Royal wedding, both on the television and twitter, I was struck by the number of times that Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, was described as a ‘commoner’. In terms of coverage, one of the major features of the marriage was the fact that Prince William had chosen to marry someone … Continue reading

>Two Minutes of Torah: Emor (Leviticus 22:26-23:16) – The Importance of Time Off

>For the people of Britain it’s been a good couple of weeks. First we had the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, which allowed us four days out of the office, a fitting end for the festival of Pesach. And then thanks to William and Kates’ decision to get married on a Friday, we received another holiday … Continue reading