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Oct 29, 2021, 4:08 PM
Faiths are uniting to support planet but we must repent
From across the globe Jewish leaders from all parts of the religious spectrum will participate in COP, or Conference of the Parties, meaning states that have signed on to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. From pupils in school, through youth movements, to...
Aug 25, 2021, 6:11 PM
Our kindness will not stop the shock, but it might soften the pain
Wednesday’s Psalm has a terrible resonance: ‘They kill widows and refugees.’ It’s what everyone fears from the Taliban. Already there’s news of forced marriages, of blocking education for women, and worse. Who knows where the horror began or will end? We must lobby and pray...
Mar 14, 2018, 6:21 PM
Marathon effort sparks memories of Jerusalem
Running the Jerusalem Marathon last Friday was a wonderful experience. “What?” several friends exclaimed. “You’re 60, you’ve never done a full marathon, and you choose Jerusalem?” It’s true; the route isn’t exactly flat. It’s considered a tough run, with an ascent of around 600 metres....
Feb 15, 2018, 12:00 PM
Eco shul must be start of urgent, radical shift
I’m thrilled about the launch of Eco Synagogue. This is an inspiring and important cross-communal initiative to enable synagogues to become more sustainable. Representatives of 19 shuls have indicated interest. It’s an excellent start, but it’s only the start. Now we must act. One of the most...
Jonathan Wittenberg is Rabbi at New North Masorti London Synagogue