27 Jun 2019

A recording from an evening of conversation with Senior Rabbi Joseph Dweck and author Jonathan Neumann that took place at Lauderdale Road Synagogue on 26th June 2019.   https://www.sephardi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/The-Left-and-the-Threat-to-Judaism.mp3

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20 Feb 2019

Senior Rabbi Dweck addressed hundreds of people last night when we marked the 50th anniversary since the Baghdad Hangings hosted by the S&P Sephardi Community of the UK. The public hanging (reportedly witnessed by 500,000 people) of 9 Jews in 1969 was the grim start of a process that…

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15 Feb 2019

A lecture by Senior Rabbi Joseph Dweck on Fears and Phobias at Stanmore and Canons Park United Synagogue. To view the source sheet, click here.   https://www.sephardi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/On-Fears-and-Phobias.mp3

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08 Jan 2019

Sermon for the Head On UK Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Please click HERE to read a printable version. In the 2001 film “A Beautiful Mind”, actor Russel Crow plays John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics who taught at Princeton in the 50’s. Some years later, Nash was invited to…

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27 Nov 2018

Over the centuries the S&P Sephardi community has benefited from the leadership of towering rabbinic figures. This series looks at these erudite individuals, the challenges they faced, and the impact they left on Anglo-Jewry’s Sephardim. The first term looks at Hahamim from the 17th and 18th centuries, the second term…

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09 Nov 2018

Over the centuries the S&P Sephardi community has benefited from the leadership of towering rabbinic figures. This series looks at these erudite individuals, the challenges they faced, and the impact they left on Anglo-Jewry’s Sephardim. The first term looks at Hahamim from the 17th and 18th centuries, the second term…

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16 Oct 2018

Rabbi Dweck’s winter lecture series at LSJS. Lecture 1: “How can we deepen our love and reverence for God” Bringing the Divine into our daily lives The Almighty is at the heart of our faith but we often fail to talk about it. The speed and demands of the…

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24 Aug 2018

Insights from the S&P Sephardi Community Rabbis on the Parsha Ki Tetze – King Henry’s Yibum This week’s Torah reading is central to one of the greatest controversies in the history of England, the Levirate marriage of King Henry VIII, and Sephardim helped to cast the deciding vote! Yibum,…

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17 Aug 2018

Insights from the S&P Sephardi Community Rabbis on the Parsha Shofetim – Washing Our Hands of Jewish Guilt   One of the few practices that every Jew performs is the ritual washing of hands upon leaving a cemetery (Shulhan Arukh, YD 276:4). The rinsing is meant to spiritually cleanse…

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09 Aug 2018

Insights from the S&P Sephardi Community Rabbis on the Parsha Has the British Labour Party Employed Bilam? Recently, the British Labour Party offended the Jewish Community by adopting a code of conduct on anti-Semitism which Jewish leaders dismissed as “insulting and arrogant.” Labour acted because of widespread and well…

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