12 May 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Please click HERE to listen to this weeks audio recording read by Jenny Kraiem-Ghatan. Jenny moved from Brooklyn to London in 2012. She established her interior architecture + design studio, JKG Interiors working in both residential and commercial sectors. She lives with her husband and…

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27 Apr 2017

Haftara for Tazria-Metsora 5777: Skin in the Game Download a printer friendly version here. ***Audio Recording*** Please click here to listen to this weeks audio recording read by Caroline Jackson Levy. Caroline is a Business leader, consultant in Organisational Behavioural Psychology and a member of The S&P Sephardi Community. ‘Cowards die…

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21 Apr 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. ***NEW: TO LISTEN TO AN AUDIO READING OF THE HAFTARA – CLICK HERE*** Dear Readers, I want to thank you for sharing these insights on the haftara with me each week. The haftara essays tend to be longer than my previous parasha essays…

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06 Apr 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Haftara for Shabbat HaGadol (Tsav) 5777 – Tell Me a Story ‘There is always a plan, the plan is for the common good, and it always demands the submission of  very large numbers of others who, if they do not comply, become the enemy.  The surest…

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30 Mar 2017

Download a printer friendly version here Haftara for Vayikra 5777: The Narcissist’s God ‘If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides’. — Charles de Montesquieu  Isaiah 43:21 – 44:23  Synopsis God speaks through Yishaya telling the Jewish people in the Babylonian exile that they have burdened…

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03 Jun 2016

Download a printer friendly version here. Behukotai 5776: Strings Attached We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. — Seneca As we close the book of Vayikra with the reading of Perashat Behukotai a…

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13 May 2016

Download a printer friendly version here. Kedoshim It is not because angels are holier than men that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.  — William Blake   There are many images and concepts that generally come to mind…

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12 May 2016

Download a printer friendly version here. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoying every day, enjoying working hard, trying to be a better player than before. — Raphael Nadal The opening of perashat Ahare Mot speaks of the service performed by…

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14 Apr 2016

Printer Friendly Version Metsora-Shabbat Hagadol 5776: Rule of Thumb “In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.” — Sir Isaac Newton The condition of the Metsora is one that is a spiritual ‘disease’1 which manifests physically. The lesions that would occur…

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08 Apr 2016

Download a printer friendly version here. Tazria (HaHodesh) 5776 – Wonders of Childbirth ‘A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God…

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