Sin? Not such a big deal

October 18, 2019 by  
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Next week we will restart the annual Torah reading cycle and that always reminds me of Sin! Adam and Eve and all that. Read more

Why do bad things happen

October 4, 2019 by  
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For thousands of years, we have been asking why God lets bad things happen to good people and good things happen to very bad ones. Read more

Remember

September 27, 2019 by  
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The occasion that we now call Rosh Hashana, is referred to in the Bible only as Zihron Teruah – the Day of Remembering with Sound. One is bound to ask: “remembering what? And what does the sound of the Shofar have to do with it?” Read more

The Jews of Mashhad

September 20, 2019 by  
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History is going out of fashion. It is declining as a subject taught at universities. It is seen as irrelevant to the great surge of technology and finance and out of favour with the politics of “me” and “now”. Read more

Billy Rose

October 19, 2018 by  
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Who was Billy Rose? If you have visited the museum complex in Jerusalem, not far from the Knesset, you will be familiar with the Billy Rose sculpture garden…writes Jeremy Rosen. Read more