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Nov 20, 2020, 3:34 PM
Truth, Deceit, Jacob and the Crown
After much anticipation and excitement, this past week, Netflix dropped the 4th season of its flagship show The Crown. Its arrival has been met with some controversy. Many royal insiders are shocked by the portrayal of the Royal family...
Jul 24, 2020, 1:58 PM
Tisha B’Av, Cancel Culture and Book Burnings
This coming Thursday we will be observing the Fast of Tisha B’av. Our Scriptures tell us that from the beginning of the Month of Av (which we ushered in last Wednesday) we are to reduce our enjoyment, as we...
Jun 19, 2020, 2:11 PM
Coronavirus, the Spies, and the Return to Normal
For many weeks, even months now, people have been talking about "the return to normal." When will day to day life go back to the way it was pre-pandemic? When will lockdown end so that we can pursue the...
Jun 12, 2020, 9:15 AM
What History Means to the Jewish People
Over the last week, we have continued to see some shocking scenes in the USA and here in the UK, in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd. In the USA Statues of Confederate leaders and Christopher Columbus have...
Jun 8, 2020, 10:23 PM
Coronavirus: An Opportunity for Second Chances
This past weekend was the 76th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in history. The Normandy landings known as D-Day turned the tide of World War 2 and laid the foundations for an allied victory on the Western Front,...
Jun 7, 2020, 5:49 AM
The Jewish Response To Racism
This past week we have all witnessed the outrage around the world in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, USA. Let’s be clear, this killing was brutal, totally unlawful, shocking and despicable. The fact that it...
A community Rabbi for over 18 years, Rabbi Lerer is Senior Rabbi at Central Synagogue London. He also teaches in the Beis 6th Form Programme at Hasmonean High School.