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Two Minutes of Torah: Devarim – Holding Back

For me it’s not really summer camp until I have played a game of football/soccer (delete as appropriate). As a participant I simply enjoyed playing the sport, when I became a Madrich (a counselor) at Shemesh summer camp, it became a little bit more complicated. By that point my size and age advantage meant that … Continue reading

Two Minutes of Torah: Matot-Masei – A city of refuge

At Rabbinical School I had the opportunity to take a wide variety of classes as I prepared to become a Rabbi. And as one might expect there was a lot of reading which needed to be done. Of all the articles, books and journals which I read during those five years, one piece has stuck … Continue reading

Two Minutes of Torah: Pinchas – Passing on the Baton

Leaving a job always brings with it a combination of excitement and sadness. On the one hand we look forward to the new opportunity which beckons us, excited about the challenges which lie ahead. However, at the same time there is often a sense of sadness to be leaving friends and colleagues behind; with the … Continue reading

Two Minutes of Torah: Balak – A Misunderstanding of words

On the wall of my office I have a short paragraph from Judah ibn Tibbon, who lived in the twelfth century; it begins ‘If you write anything, read it through a second time, for no one can avoid slips.’ His words may be over eight hundred years old, but they offer a warning which may … Continue reading