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A Twitter hashtag shows there are zero degrees of separation

My article from this week’s Jewish News about the #spit4mum campaign Advertisements

How can we remember Shabbat Zachor?

How can we remember Shabbat Zachor? I have always been intrigued by the commandment ‘you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget it’ (Deuteronomy 25:19). Simultaneously we are told to ‘blot out the remembrance’ and to ‘not forget it’; two instructions which appear to be contradictory. This challenge … Continue reading

>Torah for Today – Why we should wear the poppy

>(This article was originally published in the Jewish News on the 11th November 2010) At this time of year, as we approach Remembrance Sunday, poppies can be seen everywhere. It becomes a part of the uniform for everyone involved in public life and appearing on the media. And across the country many people will not … 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

>Why we should vote in the General Election

> This article was written for the Jewish News, it appeared in their 11th February edition. Almost a year and a half ago I remember standing with my wife (then my fiancé) in a queue for a polling station in Los Angeles. Although I could not vote in those elections, on November 4th 2008, I … Continue reading