Jewish Learning
14/10/2013

Inhabit your Habits

Jewish Philosophy
It may be surprising to hear that the Talmud (Shabbat 127a) states that welcoming guests is a mitzvah that even overrides welcoming G-d's presence (shechina). 
14/10/2013

Hospitality – A Source of Divine and Human Joy

Jewish Philosophy
By Rabbi Jason Kleiman, Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue, Leeds
14/10/2013

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda’s Commitment (13th October 1881)

People & Places
By Doreen Samuels, Pinner United Synagogue, Bradfield Graduate and Woman Representative to US Trustee Board
07/10/2013

Repairing the Seed

Text Based Learning
The Talmud (Nedarim 32a) asks: ‘what did Avraham do in order that he was punished with his descendants being enslaved in Egypt for 210 years?’ Three answers are given, all of which relate to events in this week’s sidrah:
07/10/2013

The Foundation of Humanity (Part 3): Abraham's Journey

Text Based Learning
And Avram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother's son ... and the souls they had acquired in Haran, and they went to go to the land of Cana’an, and they came to the land of Cana’an. (Bereishit 12:5)